Friday, March 30, 2012

A lot of cache

Today the kids and friends and I tried something new: geocaching. I'd heard a little bit about it, and it sounded goofy to me, but once we tried it, I was hooked! So here are some pictures of our adventure. I'm hoping there will be more! My parents are visiting soon, and I already have my mom on board.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


I put MK's freshman and junior year school pictures side by side. Wow...she just gets prettier. I love this girl! Freshman year is on the right - Junior on the left.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I spent a busy spring break doing yard work. I pulled some bushes by their roots and did a lot of digging to expand the flower bed. I'm very pleased with the progress. I'm posting some before and after pictures - sure hope you can tell which is which. The next job is to work on the grass.

I've wanted to do a project for several years, and I finally did it. I don't have a before picture, but I do have an after. I'm really pleased. It turned out to be LSU colors. That wasn't planned, but MK picked up in it right away. It works because the Big Man is an LSU fan.

The last picture is one taken of the four of us when we were in Tampa. It is rare that I remember to ask someone to take one of the four of us, so I seized the opportunity.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Triple B

We went to the Triple B today in our downtown. It stands for barbecue, bluegrass and Blackwater, I think. We enjoyed some barbecue, shaved ice and funnel cake. We walked around and looked at different booths, caught up with friends we haven't seen all week while we've been on Spring Break and just all around had a fun time.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Line up

I stood in a line for almost two hours last night with MK and her friends to see "The Hunger Games." I confess that I hadn't read the book, but I really enjoyed the movie. We had so much fun. The show was at midnight, and I seriously think it was the longest line I've ever been in, and we had pre-purchased our tickets. The crowd was really into the movie, and that added to the fun.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012




It has been a whirlwind around here, and it isn't going to stop until the end of May.  

Last week was the Florida State Thespian Festival.  I'm the sponsor of Thespian (basically the drama club,) so I took a group down to Tampa to perform in a small group musical. It was my first trip to Tampa, and I confess being a little nervous about it, but I couldn't have asked for a better trip.  MK came with us, and it was so fun having her on the trip too.  

I loved Tampa.  It was beautiful and clean, and the weather was perfect.  The group performed beautifully, and the Big Man and T. Willy surprised us by joining us on Friday night.  

Now it's Spring Break, and I've been busy since we came home.  I've Ben cleaning and doing yard work.  I'd hoped to finish the front yard yesterday, but i still have a bit to do.  Then I'm going to finish the back yard, clean out the shed and relax at some point.  I want to get all of the yard work finished, because as soon as we get back to school, auditions begin for the spring play.  We've chosen "The Sound of Music." I'm very excited!

Yesterday, MK's friends went to the zoo and invited T. Willy along.  They had a great time, and it was so sweet of them to ask him. 

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Who knew?

So apparently stores sell costumes for St. Patrick's Day. I really had no idea, but the kids and I were loitering in a store waiting for the Big Man, and they found some.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Spring is on the way

The Big Man is out of town for a couple of days for work, so I'm hanging with the kids. Today we went to the nursery to look at plants and then out to dinner. Mondays are 99 cent taco nights - so that's what we had. It was a great time, and here is a picture of the kids with their Gerbera daisies.