How True

I saw this on a friend’s MySpace. Whoever came up with this definitely knows cool when they see it.

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8 Years ago today…

Life was alot different! Josh and I were still at the church trying to get outa there and off to our honeymoon! Then we came home to live with mom and dad, which lasted for 2 years (most of which was not too bad, actually!) And then it seemed kinda like we got married all over again when we bought our first house and lived alone together for the first time 🙂 It’s been 8 wonderful years and I love him more today than I did then, and I appreciate him more and more as the years go by. Thanks, Monk for being such a wonderful husband!!

My Little Heaven

The boys (mainly Chan) have been begging me to take them to Monkey Joe’s, a kid’s blow up indoor fun park. (Chan says he wants to own one :)) Mom had taken them once or twice before a while back but I hadn’t been with them. Normally, a place where there are countless children running around, getting hurt, being loud and smelling like kids would spell p-a-n-i-c for me. I was going to just let Mom take them again on her next day off (I’m so generous), but I went on the website and found out that they have a special place for adults to sit and relax while the kids play and they also have 2 computers with free internet access and they have wifi for people with laptops (like me!) so I decided to brave it and take them yesterday since they are leaving today for 5 days. We got there and there are comfortable upholstered gliders with foot rests and since they have free wi-fi, that’s really all it takes to keep me happy for a couple of hours. The food and drinks are reasonably priced (I had a large cherry Icee for $2 and Will and Chan had a soft pretzel for $2) and it is comfortably air conditioned (not too cold!). All of the playthings are blow up and therefore very hard to get hurt on. The price is $8 per child and the stay is unlimited (they are open from 9-6 I think). So I brought our Macbook and an Agatha Christie novel and I was set for hours of relaxing. Of course, Will and Chan being 8 and 12 allows me to not have to follow them around and “play” with them, but much younger children would obviously require some help “playing”. So, to sum it up, I really had a nice relaxing afternoon not having to try to think of things to constantly keep the boys entertained and they absolulely loved it! Thanks Monkey Joe’s! I took these pictures with the Macbook:

1930’s Housewife

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As a 1930s wife, I am
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A-Z Meme

A: Attached or single? Attached for 8 years this coming Wednesday(+13 mos. dating)!
B: Best friends: Josh! Heather, Robyn
C: Cake or pie? Pie every time. I LOVE PIE!
D: Day of choice? Saturday. I have Josh to myself the whole day!!
E: Essential item? Hmm, that could mean so many things. I guess I’ll agree with Heather that to live you need money, but if we’re talkin’ makeup I’m gonna say eyeliner!
F: Favorite color? Green. MMMM I love green so much :).
G: Gummy bears or worms? Gummy bears, I love biting off each body part and then eat the tummy.
H: Hometown? Warner Robins (born in Forsyth, live in Perry but grew up in Warner Robins)
I: Favorite indulgence? Sitting at the bar watching Adam-12 on Hulu while eating lunch or curling up on the couch and snacking while listening to Agatha Christie Radio Mysteries podcast.
J: January or July? July, January is depressing.
K: Kids? Not yet.
L: Life isn’t complete without….? Josh and kitties.
M: Marriage date? June 25, 2000
N: Number of brothers & sisters? 1 brother, 3 half sisters.
O: Oranges or apples? Apples with salt.
P: Phobias? roaches, being around lots of kids
Q: Quotes: “As for me, I shall live like a Narnian even if there isn’t any Narnia.” Just one of a very long list.
R: Reason to smile? Trixie-love! (my baby kitty girl)
S: Season? The first month of each. Then I get tired of it, and am ready for the next.
T: Tag 5 People: Josh, Matt, Renee, Kevin.
U: Unknown facts: I’m not sure I have any, I’m pretty much an open book.
V: Veggie? Radishes.
W: Worst habit: Josh says rolling my eyes.
X: X-ray or Ultrasound? Don’t care! Neither one hurts.
Y: Your favorite food? Rice and tomatoes.
Z: Zinc or sunscreen? Sunscreen.

Lesson in Dentures

My Granny visited this past week and she always has numerous old and new stories to tell, most of which I enjoy (some that I have heard 12 times are getting a little tiresome- you understand). But this time she told me one that I would like to tell you and hopefully make it as entertaining as it did when she told it to me.
~It was years ago before my Papa died, and they had each been wearing their current dentures for quite a while. There was nothing wrong with the ones they had, but they felt like it was about time that they treat themselves with a new pair each. Since the place they usually got denture work was quite a drive down the road, they decided to make a weekend of it and visit relatives after they’d gotten their much coveted, but not needed, new teeth. As soon as they got to the car with their newly fitted pairs of dentures, they promptly popped them in and found a fast food restaurant to eat at so they could give their new teeth a test run. After they sat down to eat, it didn’t take long for them to realize that it was going to take some time and effort to adjust to the new teeth. They were both having such a hard time eating their food that they decided that they’d put their old ones in to finish this meal and just try the new pairs again later. Papa put the new teeth in the glove box and they wore their old teeth for the remainder of the drive to where they were staying for the weekend. Not wanting to go through the hassle of getting used to the feel of new teeth while trying to have fun visiting relatives, they decided to just leave them in the glove box and try them again when they got home. After getting home from the long, pleasant but hot weekend, they unpacked the car and then remembered that their new teeth were still in the glove box. Papa retrieved the beautiful frivolously-bought new dentures – only to find that they had melted completely out of shape!

Moral to this story is: Don’t spend money on something new when what you already have works just fine!~

Just pictures…

I’ve found that it is REALLY hard (with having Will and Chandler visiting us) to gather my thoughts enough to do a creative post, so I guess I’ll just settle for a few pictures from our trip to Mississippi for now. I had a wonderful time visiting my sweet sister and we were able to have a pretty good amount of one on one time since Josh and David were there to watch the boys. We went shopping twice, we did some pottery painting at the pottery firing place (Chan came with us), and had several late nite sister chats. So here are some of the pictures we took while we were there!