Sunday, December 28, 2008
Christmas was good this year! We had a lot of fun. Kasey told Santa he wanted socks for Christmas. He kept saying it all the time and even told Santa that at Pre-School. Christmas morning, he opened 2 packages of socks and ran to put them in his drawer in the bedroom. After opening 2 more packages of socks, he muttered, "no more socks, no more socks". It was really funny. I am sure he won't ask for socks next year.
Hard to believe that it's going to be 2009 in a few days. Where did the year go?
Saturday, December 20, 2008
So I did a search on it, and found this youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-7VCH6Ah2w
Here is an other interesting article. http://www.leelanau.com/nmj/community/industry.html
Monday, December 8, 2008
I have seen this house a lot on my trips to Chicago, I just think it's really beautiful. I wonder who lived here? It's out in the middle of no where, with nothing around it.
And then I started seeing these trucks with escorts in front and back. It seems like I saw 10 of them. They look like airplane wings to me. I am sure my dad will know and he will comment on here what they are - dad?
Here I got a close up picture.
Traffic jam! I am glad it was on the other side and not my side.
I got gas in Joliet, IL and they had this TV screen on the gas pump, now how cool is that? They just played a lot of commercials, but it was really neat.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The parade was an hour and a half and was really good. The kids loved getting all the candy. We took home a huge bag!
This is the float that Mark's Skills USA class did. I didn't get a good full picture of the entire train, but it was over 90 feet long, had an engine, 2 people cars, and a caboose in the back. They did a good job and won first place in the youth division and earned the Mayor's choice award.
This is Kasey's preschool's class float. I didn't want to ride on it with Kasey (I was lazy), but I thought they did a great job.
And, yes, it was hard to believe but they had this big MONSTER truck in the parade. It would take a ladder to get up in that silly thing. :)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Kasey loves to go vote with us. He likes to put the ballot in the machine and watch it go through. The election was a historic moment in American History. It is amazing that we live in a country where a black man can be elected President of the United States and I am sure that in the not so distant future, we will have a woman be President of the United States. We've come a long way, baby!
I am certainly glad the election is over though. I am tired of all the phone calls and the negative ads. I hope my family will start talking to me now. :) Just kidding, Grandpa Bob! I know you still love me.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Playing around the pole at Grandpa Bob's.
This is at Grandpa Bob's house. Kasey took almost all of their candy. They didn't care though... But Daddy ate most of it.
All in all, Halloween was a pretty good night.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Here's a view from the top of the castle, looking down toward Lake of the Ozarks.
This is the river that runs from the Spring. The water was really pretty. We walked from the Spring to the castle, which seemed liked 2 miles, but it wasn't. There were about 300 uphill steps. Wheh!
Here's another view from the top of the castle.
Here's where we parked.
This is the castle walls.
Here's Nicky and Kasey on the window of part of the castle.
Another picture of the castle walls.
The water tower.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Kasey had great time, his favorite thing was to collect broken tees off the tee box. It worked out really good because while we were waiting for the people in front of us to get done so we could hit, Kasey would clean up the tee box for us of all the broken tees and put them in the cart. We had a whole collection of them when we were done.
All cleaned up Mom!
Broken tees are all over the place!
Here's another one. So you wondering why he doesn't have any shoes on? Well, when I hit at the tee box and have my flip flops on, I decided to try barefoot. I actually hit better without my shoes on. I know, you're supposed to wear golf shoes, but that tells you how serious we are about golfing! Anyway, when I got back in the cart with Kasey, he had taken his shoes off too.
Any hole that had a sand trap around it, he went right for. Yeah! I love these big sandboxes...
Here he is putting his broken tees back in the cart.
This was the start of the collection after about 3 holes. I should have taken a picture after to show how many he got. He had so much fun. It didn't take him long to konk out on the way home.
Sure was a nice day.
Friday, September 12, 2008
He knew exactly where the gas went, at the back of the mower.
Mark helped him up on the mower, he took the gas cap off and started pouring the gas in.
When he was done, he put the lid back on the gas tank. I know, this seems silly to post on this blog, but he was just so cute and the gas can was almost bigger than he is. He's going to be such a good helper I think.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Here's Meagan standing next to her car, Nicky to the left and Meagan's dad heading toward them. You can see Kasey in the stroller. I walked down the street to check on them.
Here's her car once they got it out of the ditch and off the stop sign to tow it away. Thank goodness no one was riding with her because I am not sure they would have come out of it in very good shape. And the crazy thing was that Meagan wasn't wearing her seat belt. Can you believe that? I think Meagan almost always wears her seat belt, but the one time she probably didn't, she had a wreck. I understand that completely because the one time I had a wreck and totalled my car, I wasn't wearing my seat belt either. I almost always wore mine also except for that one time.
We are so lucky that she wasn't hurt. This could have been a very sad story. Meagan and Nicky are both seniors this year.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I love seasons, so this book was really neat.
While I was taking pictures, I was thinking about my poor camera. I bought it back in April and it is really, really small. I just love how it fits in my purse or in my pocket (which is not a good idea sometimes!). When we went to Texas, a piece on the top of the camera came off that holds the button in, I was able to find it, but put a bandaid on it because that is all I had in the car and it was too little to put somewhere because I didn't want to lose it again. The bandaid worked so well, I have just left it on there.
So when I had my scooter wreck, I had my camera in my pocket, because you never know when you will have a spot you want to take a picture, right? Well, that is exactly the side I landed on and it cracked my screen. I was able to get a good picture of it with my old camera.
Tomorrow I am getting a new coffee pot from Amazon.com. It's Keurig, one pot coffee maker. I can't wait!!! I have been wanting one ever since the Pioneer Woman posted a giveaway on her blog and told about how much she loved hers. So I finally cashed in some points on my MasterCard and ordered it...