Monday, June 30, 2008

On the road again. . .

So we're leaving today for another wonderful trip to the beach for the 4th and to celebrate our 5th anniversary! Wow, I can't believe it's already been 5 years! What a whirlwind! Hopefully, we can make it on this trip without any sickness!!!! So, check back on Saturday or Sunday, for my tribute to my husband on our actual anniversary day - I promise to make it a good one!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Random Thoughts. . .

I saw this on another friends blog and thought I would do it - so sorry if this bores you, but here are some totally random things you may (or may not) know about me. The ones in bold are things that pertain to me. Keep in mind that some I am very proud of and then there are those that I am not so proud of!

Bought everyone in the bar a drink
Swam with wild dolphin
Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
Been inside the Great Pyramid
Held a tarantula
Taken a candle lit bath
Said I love you and meant it
Hugged a Tree
Bungee jumped
Visited Paris
Watched a lightening storm at sea
Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
Seen the Northern Lights
Gone to a huge sports game
Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Grown and eaten your own vegetables
Touched an iceberg
Slept under the stars
Changed a baby’s diaper
Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
Watched a meteor shower
Gotten drunk on champagne
Given more than you can afford to charity
Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
Had a food fight
Bet on a winning horse
Asked out a stranger
Had a snowball fight
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
Held a lamb
Seen a total eclipse
Ridden a roller coaster
Hit a home run
Danced like a fool, not caring who watched
Adopted an accent for an entire day - not me, but my brother GUILTY!
Actually felt happy about your life, even for a moment
Had two hard drives for your computer
Visited all 50 states
Taken care of someone who was too drunk
Had amazing Friends
Danced with a Stranger in a foreign country
Watched wild whales
Stolen a sign
Hitchhiked in Europe
Taken a road-trip
Gone rock climbing
Midnight walk on the beach
Gone sky diving
Visited Ireland
Been heartbroken longer than you were in love
In a restaurant sat at a stranger’s table and ate with them
Visited Japan
Milked a cow
Alphabetized your CDs
Pretended to be a superhero
Sung karaoke
Lounged around in bed all day
Posed nude in front of strangers
Gone scuba diving
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Played in the rain
Gone to a drive-in theater
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Fallen in love and not had your heart broken - I'm married aren't I?
Toured ancient sites
Taken a martial arts class
Played a computer game for more than 6 hours straight
Gotten married
Been in a movie
Crashed a party
Gotten divorced
Gone without food for 5 days
Made cookies from scratch
Won first prize in a costume contest
Ridden a gondola in Venice
Gotten a tattoo
Rafted the Snake River
Been on television news program as an “expert”
Got flowers for no reason
Performed on a stage
Been to Las Vegas
Recorded Music
Eaten shark
Had a one-night stand
Gone to Thailand
Bought a house
Been in a combat zone
Buried one/both of your parents
Been on a cruise ship
Spoken more than one language fluently
Performed in Rocky Horror
Raised children
Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
Picked up and moved to another city
Walked on the Golden Gate Bridge
Sang loudly in the car and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
Had plastic surgery
Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have
Wrote articles for a large publication
Lost over 100 lbs
Held someone while they were having a flashback
Piloted an airplane
Petted a stingray
Broken someone’s heart
Helped an animal give birth
Won money on a TV game show
Broken a bone
Gone on an African safari
Had a body part below the neck pierced
Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol
Eaten mushrooms gathered in the wild
Ridden a horse
Had major surgery
Had a snake as a pet
Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Slept for more than 30 hours over 48 consecutive hours
Visited more foreign countries than US States
Visited all 7 continents
Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
Eaten Kangaroo meat
Eaten sushi
Had your picture in the paper
Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
Gone back to school
Petted a cockroach
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Read the Iliad
Selected one important author who you missed school to read
Killed and prepared an animal for eating
Skipped all of your school reunions
Communicated with someone without sharing a common language
Been elected to public office
Written your own computer language
Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
Had to put someone you love in hospice care
Build your own PC from parts
Sold your own artwork to someone that didn’t know it was yours
Had a booth in a street fair
Dyed your hair - who me?
Been a DJ
Shaved your head
Caused a car accident
Saved someone’s life

Wow! Looking at my list, I've had a really fun and exciting life thus far! Maybe I can do some of the other things listed here in the future! Oh - trust me, not all of them!

Monday, June 16, 2008

My Little Country Girl!

We took the girls to the local rodeo in Fayette this past weekend and Sam's family were all there working and helping put on the event, so Mary Mac felt like she got extra-special treatment from all the "cowboys" as she called them. She was in Hog Heaven (ha ha) and loved every minute of it. Actually, both girls really had a great time and we stayed until 11:00 - Anna has never stayed awake that long in her life! The night of fun started with Mary Mac getting to ride a horse with some people Sam knows (check out picture below - such a natural) then they let the kids try and find quarters in a pile of hay. Later that night, they let 2 chickens loose and let the kids chase them and catch them. The final event was letting the kids chase 2 pigs in the rink! Hilarious!!! Mary Mac was real excited to run around with the kids, but she wasn't so into "catching" any animals! Her Pop (Sam's dad), Sam, and his brother Matt were in charge of bringing the pigs out. The funniest part was when the pigs were running from the kids and it made a turn towards Mary Mac and she was screaming! Then she proceeds to take a fall in the dirt and just stood there squawling! When I asked her why she was crying she said she didn't like falling in the cow poop! We reassured her that all of that dirt in the rink was NOT cow poop! Anyway, she had a ball and we all smelled like sweaty pigs on the way home - Yum!!!
Cowgirl Up !
Please notice Mary Mac running the opposite direction as the pig AND the other kids!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Making Steps!

I almost forgot! Yes, Anna is finally starting to take steps by herself! She started really getting brave while we were at Molli and Tyler's house. She still would prefer to crawl to get somewhere, but at least she's moving in the right direction (ha - no pun intended). It must be something about traveling that gets our kids walking because Mary Mac did not really start walking until we were on a trip to visit my grandparents and celebrate Christmas with them 2 months after her 1st birthday. Watch out world, we officially have another toddler!

More Pictures From Summer

Ok, sorry for so many pictures, but I've been behind in posting them and I've had requests! And, before any of you ask (mom and dad), yes I will print these out when I get a chance! As you can tell, we have already had a very busy summer and it's only June. I think we are done with the travels for a while, other than our annual 4th of July beach trip/anniversary! 5 Years! Yea!

Papa and the Girls!
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Beach Babes!
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Pop and Anna at Baytown

Me and My Girls at Baytown

Mary Mac playing with the band

Anna is our little music-lover
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Memorial Day at the lake

My Little Movie Star!

Sam and Mary Mac playing in the water

My Birthday picture with my Girls!
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Ok - finally pictures!

Here are some pictures from our trip to Clearwater for Blake's birthday and out day trip to Disney! Hope you enjoy! With an almost professional photographer brother, we have MANY more pictures great pictures from this trip, so if I can get it to work right I will add them all to an album on the right side of the page. Keep an eye out for this and maybe it will work this time!

Sitting on Minnie's chair

Waving to the characters in the Parade. I was worried Sam was gonna pass out - he's looking a little tired here!
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Can you believe they actually shared a stroller? They had no choice - it was way too hot and they were too tired to fight us!

Outside Minnie's House

Mickey AND Minnie - WOW!

Awe - kisses!
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First Lessons

On the Monorail at Disney - can you see the excitement on Mary Mac's face?

Ok, can you see the excitement on Sam's face now? Ha!

The iconic picture for your first trip to Cinderella's Castle!
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Anna coming down the slide!

Wild Thing -hanging tough with the boys

The whole party group

Golf outing with The Boys - Blake was not thrilled about Mary Mac going!
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Off to Clearwater!

You think they love Pop?!

Sweet Angel!

And, can you say, Mommy's girl?
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Two Words . . .Stomach Virus!!!

So sorry for not posting anything since leaving for our trip, but we have been dredging (no pun intended) through an awful stomach virus for 8 days now and counting. We had a great time in Clearwater and our day at Magic Kingdom, but I could have done without the vomiting and diarrhea all week! I will post pictures/videos/funny stories as soon as I can get us all well and have a chance to breathe (fresh air, that is)! Luckily, so far, just my kids and I are the only ones affected and I pray no one else gets it. Wish us luck and send up some prayers! I keep reminding myself that no matter how many sheets I've washed and how much throw up I've scrubbed, there are parents worried about so much more than this. I have to stop myself in my pity party and pray for those families that are dealing with their children suffering from cancer/leukemia, tumors, etc. and this is how I am getting through this stressful time! So, stay tuned, more to come on our trip!