Monday, July 23, 2012

for gina.

okay, i forgot to post again. this is my farewell for the next 5 days. i will be completely off the grid, at girls camp! i'm so excited.

here's a pic for you to stare at which is dedicated to gina bina

you are welcome. see you next week when we will discuss the olympics and what not.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

awkward and awesome


  • it is still and always will be awkward being called 'miss' by a teenage boy. it's weird too.
  • yesterday matthew drew 'chicken pocks' all over his body with a marker. then he started coloring his hand pink and had a sleeve by the time he was done. he then came over to me and told me he's dying from the plague. the infection was spreading!
  • just now he just said, 'okay mom. i think i really have chicken pocks this time.'  he does not.
  • we bought a year long pass to a science center in california that gives us free admission to many the science centers and zoos all over the country. the reason we buy it so far away from where we live is because you can't use your local pass to get into other local sites. but with one from california, you can attend them all.
  • a bag of vomit. [i'm not explaining this.]
  • being blamed for the midwest heat wave. 
  • living in the pnw during the midwest heat wave. [dear friends in kansas, come visit us! our high this week is 81. bring a parka though. you might freeze.]

  • last night we went to a golf course in tumwater and watched the city fireworks display with some of our friends. good times were had and what not.
  • these two little lady lou's:

  • awkward and awesome:

    • so i don't really have an explanation for this one. i took his picture. ken said i was going on put the photo on the internet and two of the other ladies commented on awkward and awesome. i just couldn't decide where to put him, so here is he. our family loves dave, his whole family and his hat too. in fact, we love all the friends we met up with last night. it was probably our best independence day since we've been married. [i see this just turned awkward. you are welcome.]

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    good idea - bad idea

    good idea: clean your bedroom.
    bad idea: hide everything in your bedroom under your bed.
    bad idea: be surprised when mom pulls all the crap out from under bed that you hid there.

    good idea: read a book for 20 minutes everyday. [for children during summer vacation especially]
    bad idea: whine and complain about having to read a book the whole 20 minutes, be sad when you aren't done when your siblings are done after 20 minutes, whine and complain for 20 more minutes and then finally give in and read for about 40 minutes because the book you chose is so good.  

    good idea: quiet time.
    good idea: go to girls camp.
    good idea: make me a sandwich.

    good idea: be a good mom and have your fhe lesson ready for monday night.
    bad idea: be a naughty child and text your mom in the middle of her [5 minute long] lesson and ask her if it's almost over.  do not do this!!

    good idea: grilled cheese sandwich.
    good idea: open faced grilled cheese sandwich.
    better idea: make your open faced grilled cheese sandwich in your toaster. [toaster cheese sandwich]

    thank you linda for this awesome idea! it worked, but my toaster did smoke some. i'm pretty sure it just needs cleaned out. that and someone may or may not have put butter between the bread and cheese.

    bad idea: putting butter between the bread and cheese on your toaster cheese sandwich. 
    consequence: the toaster will smoke.

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