Saturday, March 31, 2007


I don't know how this is even possible, but I have actually been to Lexington 3X in the last month - usually we make it once or twice a year. Each time I have had approximately 30 min. to run into a couple of stores. Look at what the Lord has graciously provided at unbelievable prices!Six pairs of brand new boy's gap jeans
(2 were $7.97, 1 was $7.00, 1 was $4.97, and the last 2 were $3.97)

3 pairs of dress sandals ($12 each)

This was on sale, but not at a rock bottom price. I just included it, because it is the very first outfit I have bought for our little boy-on-the-way. I am trying to decide if it is a "first picture" worthy outfit.

Walmart, Kmart, and Lowes

Today, I went to all three places with all three (I mean four) of my favorite sons. First, we went into Kmart looking for a Baker's Rack - they didn't have one in stock. This was really not a big deal since I have a rain check for the sale price which will save me $20! Next, we ran into Lowes looking for gardening supplies. We ended up only purchasing three pairs of gloves, but we had a great time wandering around. Last but not least, was Walmart for groceries, full-sized hoes for Sean and Drew, a child-sized hoe and gardening rake for Aidan, bulbs, and tomatoe and watermelon seeds. Once we got home, they lugged in everything from the van while I put it away and then we decided to weed, trim and plant together. We had a wonderful time and the weather was absolutely fantastic - shady and cool with a light breeze!!!
Over the next week or so, Sean and Drew are hoping to work their way around our house weeding all of the flower beds. In return, Patrick is going to generously pay them for all their hard work!!!Front flower bed completed!!!
Flowers planted!!!


Yesterday, we had the opportunity to attend the play. Aidan was sitting beside me and as it started, he began to clap his hands and whispered, "This is so exciting!" Sean was very impressed with the character Lucy - the actress was a friend from his swim team. Drew was sitting just in front of us and not once did I see him turn around. We had such a great time together.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


It is always so interesting to find out how things work. How does a meteorologist predict the weather? What does the recording studio look like? Is it a fun job/something I would be interested in when I grow up? Drew thought this would be a great profession, because he would then have the specifics on tornadoes - where, when, etc. Of course, he did not realize that the meteorologist is the last man to run for the basement, since it is his responsibility to go "On Air" with this information for the protection of others. They make a great team for up-to-date news and weather. Who ever knew that standing in front of a "green screen" with a piece of green fabric works like the Harry Potter invisibility cloak? How cool is that - the bodiless weathermen!!!

Future ???

Can you tell what my 3 men have been up to? Hint: It involves safety classes, a range, and YES, guns/bows!!! Hopefully, over the next few months, they will become excellent marksmen while also learning how to handle weapons around others with utmost care.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Just a few more photos from our trip


A mother gorilla and her twins - she was so protective!!!

Sean took this of the one and only alligator.



Can you believe that everything was already in bloom?

A clump of daffodils.

First single daffodil OR
Second - which one do you like the best?

My dad has a least 5-10 camilla bushes/trees that are absolutely stunning!!!

Family - the children!!!

At the last moment, I was able to go to my parent's house with my sister Katie. We had so much fun. My brother, Ren, and his family were also there at the same time, and my brother-in-law, Rob was able to bring the "cousins" to play for a day. Everyone except for my older sister, Jeannette, was able to enjoy spending some time together. We sat around and chatted, took a trip to the zoo, and the "girls" even had a chance to go SHOPPING!!!!

Calvin and Sean

Genna and Aidan



Meghan and Sean

Alex, Drew, Genna, Calvin, Sean, and Tommy down below

Family - the adults

Some of these could be better, but at least
I can share some pics of my family. DADI love this one of my mom!!!
My brother-in-law, Rob and brother, Ren.Ren and Katie
Ren's wife, Michelle and my youngest sister, Martha.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Two lessons hopefully learned

Today, I went on my weekly shopping spree to Walmart. I found everything I needed plus a few extra items after circling the store several times - pregnancy brain;) As I was checking out, I removed the jar of peanut butter from the cart to discover it was covered in some kind of thick slimy substance. What in the world? We were quickly able to identify the culprit - Palmolive concentrated dishwashing liquid. It was on everything - cheese, pepperoni, boxed goods, bottled water, etc. What a goopy mess. I had to come home and wash my groceries - that is a first.

As I was leaving the store, guess who was waiting outside the door? Cute little girl scouts!!! This is bad. I LOVE Caramel Delights. I can practically eat an entire box in one sitting with NO assistance, and I am pregnant trying to be good. Needless to say, I bought two boxes and already one is gone (Patrick did help me out).

So the two lessons learned are #1. Close the top securely after smelling the wonderful scent of Lavender and Ylang Ylang. #2. Avoid the door with the girl scouts even if it means walking clear to the other end of the store (and as you know this is a big deal for a large, tired pregnant lady with a very full cart of groceries).