Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
This is one of my favorite pictures because #1 Griffin is in it and #2 my hubby is in it and #3 I love my hair! (Thanks for taking this pic Missy, I stole it from one of your earlier blogs.)
This is also a fav pic because it was for my wedding vow renewal ceremony. If you look close you can see the remnants of blond and all the gray. I am currently a medium brown with the gray line.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Any one who is a dog lover knows what I mean. They love you unconditionally and never expect anything in return. Of course a treat or belly rub wouldn't be turned down. I've had many pets growing up, but dogs are my life.
This is my Cosmo. I miss him terribly. He was always a clown. He was abandoned and we took him in. We had him for 14 years. We also had a black daschund/cocker spaniel mix named Earnie. We had him for 10 years and had to put him to sleep in 2003. I don't have any photos of Earnie downloaded, so will have to share pics at a later date.
This is one of my favorite pics of Miss Piggy. She is sound asleep in her daddy's arm.
This is Max, smiling. I know, you think he's showing his teeth because of the pizza, but Max is not an aggressive dog. He really is smiling.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This is my torture device. It really gives a good workout all over but it kicks my butt. Before I got lazy I was using this for an hour. I thought about joining a gym, but I carpool and know I won't drive back to a gym. I do enjoy walking so I don't mind driving for that. I took boxing awhile back and did really well with that. Plus my friend Jane teaches the class so it makes it nice. I am thinking about doing that again. For right now, though, I just need to get moving again, especially with this Diabetes Walk coming up in October. I found a quote that I abolutely love and I'm sharing with you( no Cecile, I'm not taking your job LOL). " Wish it......Dream it.......Do it......" That is my motivation for today. Everyone have a great day!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Hut got a PS2 and Guitar Hero 2 from the furry kids, Max and Miss Piggy, for Father's Day. He had played at Wade's house last weekend and really enjoyed it. I was able to get a really good deal on the package so we decided Daddy really needed it. He played this game for 2 1/2 hours straight after he got it.
Here he is trying to play. He is actually really good at it. I tried it, it's not as easy as it looks. I messed up twice and quit. Not sure if I'll try again, lol.
This is my attempt to show you what you need to do. There are different color keys on your guitar and you have to play them the same time as the screen shows you to. Let me tell you, the timing has to be perfect. You play along with popular rock songs. You get to pick a character for yourself, name a band (Hut's is the Possum Band). If you mess up to much you get booed off the stage. Hut always wanted to play a guitar, this is probably as close as he'll get.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I have 2 sons with my first husband Jim. He is a good dad. I got very lucky, however, when I married my second husband, Hut. He really bonded with my 2 sons and when we were all together, he treated them just like his own. My sons consider themselves fortunate to have 2 loving dads, especially when a lot of kids don't even have one. This is one of my favorite pics of Hut and the boys. When they were younger I caught them all playing with cars and trucks in the living room. This picture looks kinda funky because they were all laying on the floor.This is another favorite picture. This is Hut and my dad, Nellie, on our wedding day. You can tell by the look on my dad's face that he knew I made a good choice. My dad passed away in 2001. I miss him terribly. I was very close to my dad. He was a great man. He worked 3 jobs when we were all young so that my mother could stay home and raise the kids. I believe that made a big difference to us kids, although we really didn't get to see alot of him. We knew he loved us, though, because everyday before work, he would give us all a kiss. And my dad was a stepdad too. He raised my oldest sister,Paulette as his own, and if anyone made a comment about her not being his, he would tell you in no uncertain terms that she was. I love my dad.
I don't have very many pictures of my father in law, JC. But he was a great man too. All his kids loved him dearly, as did the grandkids (even the step ones). JC treated us all the same. JC left us in 1998 and has been missed terribly ever since. My fondest memories of him are "arguements" we would have. He liked to get my goat all the time because I was a "damned" yankee and he was a good ol' southern boy. I don't remember exactly whose party this pic was taken at, but then again, we really didn't need an excuse to cook some food and have a good time. JC lost his wife Syble(my hubby and 2 sils mom) in 1976. My husband had just turned 17 and Missy was just a week shy of her 7th birthday. JC finished raising his family and did a terrific job.
I thank God for these 2 wonderful fathers that I knew personally and the 1 I am married to. I thank God for all those men out there who are filling those shoes. And to all the fathers (and mothers) who are fighting for this country's rights and freedoms, I salute you for making it possible for us to live the lives we have.
Everyone have a wonderful Father's day and make sure you let your dads know how much you love and appreciate them.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I was born and raised in New England, not far from Salem, so I grew up very superstitious. It's a way of life, always has been. Don't put shoes on any table in my house. Spill some salt, better shake some over your shoulder. Never bring an old broom with you when you move. I could go on and on. One superstition that I don't take to heart is Friday the 13th. Or at least I don't any more. My first date with my wonderful husband was Friday, March 13, 1992. We married less than 2 months later. In 1994, we moved into our new home on Friday, May 13. So for me, Friday the 13th is a lucky day. I no longer think something bad is going to happen on that day. I've had really good luck on Friday the 13th (of course I probably just jinxed myself). Now if I could just get over the other superstitions that easily. Hope everyone had wonderful, lucky Friday the 13th.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This is a hen and rooster roosting together. They all head to the tree around 8pm every night.
This is a white hen. She hangs around with a black hen, that wasn't ready to roost yet. I call them Salt n Peppa.
This is a momma hen with 2 of her 3 chicks (the other chick was trying to get up the tree when I was taking pics). The chicks are right underneath her. I don't know how they all stay up there. When the 3rd chick got there, he climbed under her too. The tree at the top is a crepe myrtle and that's where they roost.
This picture has nothing to do with the Chicken Tree. It's my friend the Sandhill Crane at State Farm. I love how he looked in the window so I could take a photo of his face. Love this pic and wanted to share.
And to finish this off.....Gary tagged Missy, who tagged everyone else. If anyone is left, I tag you! Here's my version:
"As we finished lunch and began setting up our equipment, we agreed to take the warning seriously. We had brought along our newest toy........ a thermal-imaging camera that would show us variations in temperature in more dramatic terms than any electronic temperature gauge.
Grant and I headed for the room where the first sergeant had hung himself."
This is from Ghost Hunting by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson of TAPS. One of my fav shows and the book was really good.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
These are the best....mini IC sandwiches from Mayfields. They have the best. Even the dogs like them. Totino's frozen pizza. Who doesn't like those. My hubby's fav is the Mexican pizza, but it was at the bottom of the pile in the freezer, so Triple Meat will have to do.
I LOVE Sam's Choice Mandarin Orange water. Love it, love it, love it. Diet Dr. Pepper used to be my drink of choice. Then I got kidney stones and was told to cut out caffiene. Bill, one of my co-workers, told me Sam's Choice was a good flavored water (I just can't drink plain water, yuck!). The strawberry is good, the key lime is good, but the orange is pretty much all I drink. You should try it.
These are awesome. I started a diet the 1st of May (have lost 10 lbs.). These are sooooo good. They taste just like popcorn. Great for when you get the salt cravings. They also have cinnamon(yummy), sour cream, cheese. Those are the one's I've tried. They are mini rice cakes, but don't let that scare you. Even my fussy hubby eats them. And he has a phobia of anything diet, low cal, sugar free.
Finally, we couldn't forget our furry "kids". Hut bought these for the dogs the other day and they LOVE them. Our dogs are spoiled in that they have 4 different types of bones to choose from everyday. Now they have 5. But this is their new favorite. They like Milk Bones Beef Basted, the green bones Walmart sells (can't remember the name). Publix brand of big crunchy bones and Marrow Bones (I think Pedigree makes these).
Well these are our 5 "happy" items at this time. So "TAG" you're it!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Here's Savanah, giving Christina a run for her money, trying to get some color first.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
This is the front of the building. The big tree in the foreground was there before they built. State Farm saved alot of the original trees when they built. This building has been here since 1992.
This is the back side of the building. You can just see the building in the background. You can see the pond, which has a trail around it. It also has a picnic area on the side closest to the building. Ducks, squirrels, alligators (they don't stay long) and other wild life can be seen around the pond.
This is a not so great picture of one of the orange groves. If you look really close you can see oranges on the trees.
I wasn't the only one working Easter Sunday. This poor man was out spraying our orange groves. This picture is of the groves at the front of the building. The other picture was in the back of the building.
Friday, June 6, 2008
This is the snack bar. The awning is used for the weekend flea market they have. These are the reserved spots.
This is really blurry I know. This is the projection building. It is actually underground. This building comes up to my shoulders and I'm 5"2".
These are the old time speakers you hang off your open windows. You can still use these if you want. However most people choose to keep their windows up, their air on and just tune in their radios to the movies.