Monday, March 31, 2008

Meme Monday 3/31/08

I really didn't get much blogging in over the last week since I was in TX I did however get tagged by my new blogging friend Elaine over at The Miss Elaine-ous Life

Here are the rules:
Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
Open the book to page 123.
Find the 5th sentence.
Post the next 3 sentences.
Tag 5 people.

The nearest book to me was my husbands Bible which was sitting on the computer desk. It has well over 123 pages. A side note we have matching Bibles so his looks just like mine LOL.

Page 123 puts us in Exodus.. the 5th sentence put us at Exodus 39:16 So the 3 sentences after that would be Exodus 39:17-19

17 And they put the two wreathed chains of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate.
18 And the two ends of the two wreathed chains they fastened in the two ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod, before it.
19 And they made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, upon the border of it, which was on the side of the ephod inward.

Now for the tagging part. lets see who should I tag..

Don't forget to stop by Mel's blog over at Livin' With Me! to play along in the meme monday which is a fun way to keep track of your tags though the week your memes and blog awards..

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Weekend Recap (March 28-30, 2008)

Hello my blogging friends.. I'm now home safe and sound got home a few hours ago and thought I better get a weekend recap up and going.. I debated on doing a weekend recap and thought of just doing a whole week recap since I didn't get a chance to blog last week while I was gone.. but figured that would take forever.. So though out this week when I have time I'll be sharing stories and pictured from our trip to TX.

As for this weeks Weekend Recap.. here we go.Friday was the day we were leaving TX.. So we woke up early got dress ate breakfast and loaded up the van.. loaded the kids in the van and away we went.. We pulled out of my sisters driveway before 8am TX time.(picture above is taken in the front yard of one of my sisters neighbors down the road a bit and the one on bottom is standing in my sisters driveway looking up at her place at the bottom you can see my dad getting the van ready for our trip home)
We took a different route home then we took going down to TX. So our stopping point for the night wasn't in Tennessee it was in Missouri.. We drove about 550 miles Friday then relaxed in the hotel pool and hot tub.Friday on our way to the hotel Princess got sick started running a fever and also started complaining about one of her teeth bothering her.. and after swimming Sweet Pea was barking like a seal and running a 101.4 temp So about 10pm my dad and I was out looking for some medicine for the two of them once we got it in them they both slept well.. Little man had got sick while at my sisters but thankfully seemed to be on the mend for the trip home..

Saturday we got up bright and early ate breakfast loaded the van and was on our way.. we drove and drove and had the kids looking for the arch in St Louis the 1st one to spot it got a dollar.. but I think they all saw it at the same time.. so far no one has asked for there dollar LOL..Here is a shot from the van window.. ONLY Mr Man didn't think this view would do at all.. He wanted to get closer so we stopped and he thought that the arch could use some help from him to hold it up. We had planned to walk a bit and go over to the arch.. ONLY Princess wasn't feeling well and we needed to get going. after a long long drive we made it to our home state.. 3 hours south of our home.. That was were we were meeting up with my DH to drop Princess off to him.. You see Princess has quit her traveling tournament team which was closer to our home(I'll go more into this story in some other post) and has been picked up by the #1 ranked team in the state to play with them this spring/summer(Only it's 3 hours away which is another story for another post) She was to meet up with the team Saturday night for a game and team pictures... When we got to DH he was missing his family who had been away from him for the last 9 days so he asked us all to stay with him so we moved all our stuff from my parents van into our van and my Parent headed home
It was about 6pm and Princess didn't have to meet up with her team till 8pm so we all went back to the hotel room DH had for himself and Princess.. since he wasn't expecting us all it wasn't a big room and didn't have a pool it was just a place to sleep but it was nice to have the 6 of us together again. We unloaded the van and I found out I had left a bag in my parents van.. The bag with the kids Tylenol and my makeup and my glasses and contact case... OOPES.. So DH went down the road and found a target and picked up the Tylenol for the kids and a contact case for me.. I lived with out my make up last night and today..
While he was gone Princess took a nap, she was feeling better he tummy wasn't bothering her anymore and her tooth wasn't hurting(save that story for the end of my post) but she was tired from the drive.. as were we all.. 550 miles on Friday and about 600 miles give or take a few on Saturday.. So we all just laid around watching TV.. Are game plan was to take Aubrie let her meet the team get the pictures and watch the game but not have her play since she had been sick the night before and most of the day Saturday.. ONLY she was feeling better and wanted to play..
We got to the place about 8pm she was given her new uniform and I forgot the camera so no pictures.. She didn't get to pitch but she started 2nd base and played the whole game.. she was up to bat 3 times.. got walked the 1st time, strike out the 2nd and had a super hard line drive past 2nd base and into center field on the 3rd.. The games were running behind because the umpire got hurt during the game before ours(that is a funny story also well not for the poor man who took two hard pitches in a row and needed to take a break to ice himself) Anyways Princess game didn't get started till 9:30pm and didn't end till close to 11pm so they didn't do the team picture after the game like they had planned..

WOW ok my recap is getting along again.. so I'll speed this up.. Saturday after the game got pizza and went to bed.. woke up Sunday Princess and DH went to the team meeting and I packed up and bathed the kids. DH picked us back up and by noon we were on the road.. after a few stops for the bathroom and a break for lunch and another one for gas we got home about 4pm..
My Parents were at my house working on DH car which broke down on Tuesday while we were gone.. that is fixed and running now. We unpacked the van.. DH went to bed so he could go to work tonight.. I did a little unpacking.. I"m tired and saving the rest for tomorrow. I did however do 3 loads of laundry.. and cooked dinner.. fed the kids got got there stuff ready for school in the morning.. Funny they got out of school Thursday the March 20 and we left for our trip an hour and a half after they got home and here we are just getting home and they go back to school tomorrow.. LONG spring break but it was nice.

Now back to life.. Princess is set to get her braces put on Tuesday.. ONLY Friday her tooth started hurting her.. I called her dentist while on the road at 4:30pm Friday only to find that they closed at 4pm and they are not open on weekends.. Her tooth is only hurting her on and off and only when she eats something or drinks something sweet.. BUT I NEED to get her seen tomorrow at her dentist if at all humanly possible or I will have to cancel her appointment with then orthodontist on Tuesday morning... UGH UGH UGH... So tomorrow(Monday) I'm going to have to call 1st thing in the morning and pray that the dentist can see her.... wish me luck..

Well there is my recap for this weekend.. if you wrote about yours let me know.. and I'll try to stop by between running kids to the dentist and unpacking and grocery shopping and all this fun stuff that coming home from a vacation entitles..
Have a wonderful week y'all and don't forget to check back a time or two this week for more pictures from my time in TX.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter 2008

Hi guys.. still here at my sisters.. Thought I would share pictures from Easter with you all. This is a Easter slide show of the kids Easter morning before church.

Here is a sneak shot of my girls getting ready for church Easter morning.
Then we did a few posed shots. 1st up is Princess. Next is Mr Man.
Then comes Sweet Peas
And Last is Little Man. The older two didn't really want to do the pictures so I only took one each of them.. but the younger two was having fun posing. Then we were off to church.. We all gathered in my sisters front yard for a group shot before taking off.
Top row left to right.. BIL D, My sister P, Princess, Little Man, Me, My dad, Little E, My Mom.
front row. Mr Man, Sweet Pea, and my Niece A.After we got home from church we did a few more groups shots.. in the foyer because it was cold outside here in TX. the top one is me and the kids and the bottom is my parents with all there grandchildren. After we changed cloths.. we had a nice lunch and put the younger two kids down for a nap and my parents took the the older grandkids fishing..My dad at the top and Mr Man at the bottom getting some lines together. My niece A.. got a fish on the line but it got away as she was pulling it in.
Mr Man caught this one.
Sweet Pea caught herself two fish.. this was her 1st one of the day.. she caught the most on this trip.Sweet Pea might have had the most, but Princess got herself the biggest. here she is proudly displaying it.
While they were fishing.. I was back at the house visiting with my sister and helping watching her get a big Easter Dinner together for us all.. We had a Thanksgiving feast this Easter.

Here is a slide show of the few pics I took Easter evening.

It was a good Easter, Only I missed my hubby. Though we did talk on the phone alot :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Weekend Recap.(Easter Weekend)

Weekend Recap this week brought to you from the big state of TX.

My weekend started Thursday this week.. Thursday morning was spent packing all the bags getting ready for our Easter/spring break to visit my sister and her family in TX. We loaded up our van and headed to my parents house where the kids and I were spending the night so that we could leave with my parents early in the AM.
Thursday was also my mothers 54th birthday so we did a little party with pizza and cake before DH left.. he was staying with his parents to do Easter with them in TN. Here is my mom with the 3 older kids, Little man was sleeping though all the fun.
Friday morning we were loaded in my parent and on the road by 5AM we drove and drove and drove seemed like it went on for ever.. We went 700 miles the 1st day with stops and food and such we were on the road for 14 hours. here are a few of the pics from the 1st day of traveling.This one is of Sweet Pea on our 1st bathroom break(with 7 of us there were alot of bathroom breaks..OH and Little Man stayed dried the whole 14 hours and went pee and poo in the potty on our road trip... happy mama YEAH!!) Sweet Pea was asleep on this 1st stop so I stayed with her in the van only she woke up while we were waiting so I snapped this shot of her.Later in the afternoon I took this shot of Mr man playing webkinz on the road.. OH Internet while we are traveling was a nice thing except mama never got a chance to get online while in the van. After about 9 hours on the road this was a welcome sight..
We decided to stop for the night at 7pm EST which was the time zone we were in when we left only now we were in the central zone.. so it was 6pm We got a room, unloaded what we needed for the night and went and got a bite to eat.. then took the kids swimming, boy did they need a break from the van.
After swimming they showered and all slept really REALLY Well..
Saturday morning we thought we would get an early start got up at 7am but everyone was moving slow.. everyone. We got on the road and was heading out of Memphis TN around 9am Here is a pic I snapped as we passed this cool building.. My parents told me what it was but darn it, I can't remember now LOL.
This is the bridge that takes us from TN into Arkansas
Then after many more hours we made it to TX.It was nice and warm about 75 degrees.. sorry my Ohio buddies I heard you all got more snow on Saturday and was calling for more snow on Sunday..
We got to my sisters house around 6pm, got unpacked and had a nice dinner and the my dad took the older kids fishing and I stayed back with my mom, sister,her hubby and Little man and my niece Little E. Oh yeah and my sister made this super yummy cheese cake for my mom for her birthday so my nieces could sing happy birthday to there grandma on Saturday also.. YUM..
here is a slide show of the pictures I took at my sisters on Saturday night.

I'm going to end my weekend recap here and pick back up tomorrow with Easter Sunday.. there is just too much to type out and post from that to add it to this.. So stop back by tomorrow for how we spent Easter..
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.

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