Friday, December 26, 2008
At least I know I'm not alone.
I haven't been able to update my ipod or access the itunes store from my ipod even though we have an internet connection. Right now I really hate Apple.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." 13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Miles playing a xylophone
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Miles jumped right in and gave Linus the whole story... "Linus, it was because Adam and Eve did something that God told them not to do. They had it easy in the Garden of Eden. God just told them they couldn't eat from ONE tree. Satan came as a snake or a giant worm or something and told Eve not to listen to God. He tricked her and she decided to eat fruit from that one tree and then she gave some to Adam too. After they ate it they got all embarrassed because they realized they weren't wearing anything and they had to make their own clothes. Then God punished them and made them leave... and it was WAY harder once they left. They had to, like, eat sheep eyeballs and drink their own pee, just like on Man vs. Wild."
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I'm guessing that this is the first of many "fix-its" that Miles will have to have done. Although he is still losing baby teeth and it's hard to tell for sure, I'm thinking that he will end up with braces in his future. We better start saving for that right now.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
There should be a law against Christmas-themed stuff before Thanksgiving. Christmas season is from the day after Thanksgiving until New Year's Day. Not before, not after. I feel much better getting that off of my chest.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So, if you're counting, within the last month or so my mom had this surgery, my brother Ben had knee surgery, my brother Bill had a heart attack and my brother Nate sustained a back injury under unusual circumstances (that story will have to wait for another time... just to long to explain!)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Yesterday on the Discovery Channel we watched a show called Time Warp. (The show's name was misleading to me... I assumed it was some kind of space-age show or something!) Anyway, they do some really cool science stuff and then slow down the video so you can see it in slow motion. The part we liked most from yesterday's show was the segment on non-Newtonian liquids. They used a cornstarch/water blend to show some pretty sweet stuff. Dustin mixed some of this up and it totally worked. Check out the video!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Dustin and I went to see Pride and Glory last night. We give it 2 thumbs up but if you see it, be prepared to hear the f-bomb numerous times. It is centered around New York cops so I guess I should've been ready for it. There were 2 scenes where I had to look away for a few seconds (because in my old age I can't tolerate violence like I used to.) But I love Edward Norton and there is a great supporting cast.
I finished reading The Shack this past week. I really liked this book. I know there are a lot of Christians with their panties in a bunch about this book because it is not entirely Biblically accurate, but I have to say it is definitely worth reading. Going into it knowing that it is a work of fiction, I really liked the story and found myself in the middle of a page-turner. The author did a wonderful job of walking the reader alongside the main character as he wrestles with the question "Where is God when tragedy strikes?"
Thanks to those of you that have commented on my brother Bill. He is out of the hospital now and feeling as good as can be expected. I found out that while he was in the ER on Wednesday night they had to shock his heart to get it started again. That kind of freaked me out. Small blood vessels and heart issues run in my dad's family so my other 3 brothers will be heading in for check-ups in the coming month.
I've been messing around with the settings on my blog and it's been kind of fun. This is new to me because I am a little 'computer-phobic'...a little funny because I'm married to a computer genius. I may even change up the template and colors in the near future.
I started my Christmas shopping tonight on Ebay... some stickers for Linus and Greta and a book for Miles. I can't believe that it's already that time of year! Dustin and I were talking tonight and we both agree that it seems like we just set up the Christmas tree... and that was a year ago!
Friday, November 07, 2008
Last night Linus and I had a "date" at Bingo Fun Night at the school. The whole family went last year and we didn't get 1 bingo between all 5 of us. This year, Linus and I each got a bingo... he was so excited! I let him choose the prize when I won. I wish that I had a picture of his face as we walked up to show the caller our card... he was grinning from ear to ear! Later when he got his own bingo he was equally excited. It was so much fun!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
This is my oldest brother, Bill. If he knew this picture was up here, he would probably beat me up (or at least tickle me until I wet myself like he did when I was little.) Last night he had a heart attack. They did an angioplasty and put a stent in and he seems to be feeling much better. I am a worrier by nature... so this, along with the fact that he is only 42 years old, is not an easy thing for me to take in stride. It sounds like he is going to be o.k. but he will need to make some major lifestyle changes (mostly in his diet and exercise) and I can only imagine the struggles there. So, praise God he's o.k. and prayers that these transitions will not be too difficult.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
The view from the patio at our hotel.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
After we made it out alive, we toured the rest of the museum and ate lunch. As we were heading out, we noticed that we had missed one section on insects, etc. and decided to go. The spider-lady from the exhibit happened to be down there and was telling us all about the (disgusting) millipedes and beetles and tarantulas there. She then went in the back room and brought out two little boxes. In one was a tarantula, the other a large scorpion. She held both. I did not. But I will say that bravery overtook me for a second and I touched the underside of the tarantula's belly and it's fangs. Kari took a picture to prove it.
Then last night we had the Universal Studios tour... Microsoft rented the park for the conference so only atendees and their guests were allowed in. It was a really fun night. Free food from any and all of the vendors there and free carnival games. And I should add that the park was transformed into Halloween Horror Nights with scare zones where people wearing masks would jump out and scare your pants off, and there were several "mazes" from movies like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Definitely not for the faint of heart. I almost wet my pants several times but I managed to get a few pictures with some of the masked workers that my brother Ben will appreciate. Unfortunately I forgot the cord for our camera so pictures will have to wait until we get home.
As for today, I'm just chillin' at the hotel until Dustin gets back. I think we might try to visit Dodger Stadium tonight. Tomorrow he has just 1 session and then we get to do a few more touristy things before our plane leaves. I am really going to miss the weather here!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Yesterday we gathered with Dustin's family to have our annual Octoberfest. It basically means that the kids enjoy carving pumpkins while the adults enjoy a few beers. (Or more like the kids pick out pumpkin patterns and the adults carve them!) Dustin's sisters come so it's 7 adults and 7 kids... a full house!! We also eat German food, bob for apples and have a bonfire. Good times!
.....drum roll please.....
Here are the finished pumpkins. Our family did the 2 Twins pumpkins, the Frankenstien and the face.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Anderson, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University's School of Medicine, and her colleagues found that not only was Coca-Cola a spermicide, but that Diet Coke for some reason worked best.
They won an Ig Nobel Prize for this. Now, I'm all for science and everything, but this information is useful how?? I can't imagine it will be used literally. ("Honey, I'm ovulating and we decided not to have another baby until next year." "It's o.k.! Get the 2 liter of Diet Coke from the fridge!")
I'll never look at one of those little silver cans the same again.
Monday, September 29, 2008
I am a pretty open person (read: most people know more about me than they want to) but Steph tagged me, so here goes....
Here are the rules:
1.Post the rules on your blog
2.Write 6 random things about yourself
3.Tag 6 people at the end of your post
4.If you are tagged, just do it, and pass the tag along!
1. When I was a kid I wanted to be Laura Ingalls, marry Bo Duke and become a Solid Gold dancer. It only proves that I was nothing if not a big dreamer (with limited television channels.)
2. I love to organize but you'd never guess it by walking into my house. If I had an unlimited budget for organizational supplies and unlimited time, I would be in heaven!
3. I dislike ice cream, and I NEVER eat ketchup, mayo, cheesecake, steak or sour cream (Top the Tater is the only exception.) And I can't remember ever in my life eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Most people think I'm nuts because of this!
4. I have a bizarre memory. I can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order in a matter of seconds but I cannot tell my right hand from my left hand. During my driver's test I had my hands at the "10 and 2" positions and made an L with my left pointer and finger and thumb so I knew which way to turn.
5. I want to meet Angie Smith. This woman is absolutely amazing.
6. I've never enjoyed the typical movies like The Sound of Music. I love scary movies... and I usually get really creeped out by them. Dustin thinks it's funny and tries to scare me with different tactics. I also love documentaries. And pretty much any movie with Morgan Freeman in it.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Last night was the last of our 20 season tickets and what a way to go. It had the feeling of a play-off game with the fans on their feet and cheering for the better part of the game.
In an un-christian way (that I'm not necessarily proud of) it was fun to be a part of watching A.J. Pierzynski and Ozzie Guillen sulk off the field. They are 2 of the cockiest guys in baseball and there's something very satisfying in them eating their words.
Monday, September 22, 2008
The good news is nothing's broken.
Today I accidentally closed the van door on my hand. Although it's not easy to see in the photo, I've got some pretty sweet bruising at the base of my fingers. What you can see is where my ring finger swelled so bad that they had to cut my wedding band off.
Does anyone out there know if my wedding band can be fixed? I don't know if it's something they can melt down or patch or whatever. I'm going to stop typing now because I'm starting to sound like more of an idiot. :)