Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Just checking in

Not much is going on right now. Our little town is having yet another parade this weekend. This one will kick off the holiday season. MK will walk in it with her school band, and we will cheer for her from the sidelines. The Christmas parade draws a huge crowd and we enjoy seeing many friends.

MK wants to have a Christmas party this year. Any ideas? Last year we had a Halloween party and we gathered the girls around the firepit and made smores which was a big hit. However, it is likely to be too cool for that, so we are looking for some activities. This is a hard age...too old for traditional party games and too young (thank goodness) for boys!

Other than that, the adjustment back to school after the break was painless, and we are fully ready to welcome in the holidays!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My Guitar Heroes

Sentimental least as sentimental as I get

Thankgiving is my favorite holiday, hands down. I love the food, the family and the football. However, I am reminded of the many things in my life that I have to be thankful for:

My refrigerator is so bursting with food that I don't have room for everything.

I am tired because I have spent a lot of time talking with friends and family.

My cheeks are sore right now because I laughed today harder than I can remember laughing in a long time.

I can't go to sleep yet because MK and her cousin are playing Guitar Hero and I can hear them laughing.

T. Willy and the Big Man are safely tucked in their beds (although the Big Man is probably dreaming of work instead of thinking turkey and football because he has to be at work at 4 a.m. However, he is off on Friday, so he can rest then.)

Our families out of town are healthy (except for colds) and happy and able to enjoy their Thanksgivings.

Just a snippet of the many, many things that I am thankful for. I hope you have as many or more!

Happy Thankgiving!

Friday, November 16, 2007


We watched the movie "Wild Hogs" tonight. This is not a review of the movie. At the beginning of the movie they showed different characters' points of view and labeled each snippet with their name. One of the characters was named Doug. We were all quietly sitting on the sofa watching it when the name, Doug, appeared on the screen. T. Willy looked up and as clear as day said, "Doug." We all looked at each other and just laughed. He loves letters and numbers, borderline obsesses on them, but we had no idea that he knew "Doug." He knows dog, but did not say dog. We are amazed by this boy everyday.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Something new

While I was at school today I received a voicemail from the woman at a nearby college with whom I had an interview sometime back about a job there (it's an English class, but I hope she isn't reading this, because I would honestly have no idea how to diagram that poorly constructed sentence.) I was not able to take the job before because my transcripts did not arrive in time to show proof of my newest degree. Well, she called today to offer me the same opportunity and I accepted. I am going to talk to her on Monday. It is just to teach one class, but if I hadn't been currently employed, she had other classes to offer. This one will be at night so it won't interfere with my current job, but I am really looking forward to it. It will mean 2 nights a week next semester, but the family is supportive, so we'll see how it goes!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Good guess

MK was an 80's girl for Halloween. She did mention that she should have been Madonna, but decided it was just an 80's girl. I'm really glad Chel and Em were able to figure it out. She argued quite a bit with me about the costume, apparently I had no idea what was "authentic" 80's. It took a bit of convincing that I really did have an idea about it. Her biggest complaint? The hair was too big...she really didn't understand the 80's, did she?

My parents are here right now. We are having a great visit. The kids are enjoying them and even spent the night with them so that the Big Man and I could go out to dinner. He had to work early Saturday morning, so I was able to actually sleep in until I woke up on my own! I can't remember the last time that happened.

MK walked in our town's Veteran's Day parade with her school band on Saturday. I was happy that my parents got to see a parade in our town, because for such a small town, parades are really a big deal! T. Willy loves them because we always end up with a bag full of candy that they throw from the floats. It is always a good time to see lots of friends that we don't get to see often.

So that's what's going on with us! Have a great day, and Happy Veteran's Day to all vets out there!!! Thank you so much!!!