Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yearbook photos

My friend Cari in her blog profiled a hilarious website that mashes up your real picture with yearbook styles and poses from the decades. As long as I am showing awesome pictures of myself, I thought I would share my senior picture. What's bigger - my glasses or bangs?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Photos gone wrong

I don't have many pictures from growing up. That's probably good - not a good looking kid :) Anyway, I am apparently trying to make up for it now as I take lots and lots of pictures. One of Kaitlyn's friends calls me the Lady with the Camera. Well, as we all know, sometimes there is a photo opportunity and no one to take your picture. I have realized that I am terrible at taking self-portraits. So, now to poke fun at myself and my awful picture taking - here you go.

Maybe my next post will be the good pictures that came from this mess.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Back to school!

The girls start back to school tomorrow and we are all so excited! It took 40 minutes for them to get settled and stay in bed. They also decided to sleep in their back to school outfits. They are freshly bathed so why not? One less thing to do in the morning :)

As we drove to the eye doctor this morning (my glasses are still broken) I asked them to set goals for themselves for the school year. Kelsey decided that she wants to become more organized. I couldn't agree more! I would also like to see her practice her math facts more. We'll see. Kaitlyn wants to learn more words. When pressed further, she wants to learn how to read and write more words. Perfect work for first grade!

Look for photos tomorrow.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Copper's ashes came home today. I am glad he's here, but I miss him so much.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday's in Sidney

Thursday is the new Friday - at least, that's what my new band t-shirt says from the Sidney Saloon. My husband, Dave, has been playing with a band for almost 2 years. The two guys he plays with play in a full band, New Twang City. However, the three guys who play in Sidney every week call themselves Slim Skinny and the Bunkhouse Bunkaroo. That is our friend DB modeling his new shirt as well.

I love to go as often as I can and that's usually once every 2 months. I was able to go quite a few times this summer. Last night was probably my last time for awhile.

Dave's mom and dad and aunt and uncle came last night too. As usual, they had a great time :)

Check out more Saloon pictures on my Facebook account:

Our new pets

After we lost our little Copper two weeks ago, we said that we weren't going to rush right out and replace him. We knew we couldn't get a new dog now that it's football season. But, after a week, we missed having something furry to love. So, we bought 2 guinea pigs last week! Kelsey has a long-haired white and orange pig named Nibels (her spelling). Kaitlyn has a black and white short-haired pig named Oreo. She said she picked him because he looked like Copper.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Catching Up

I realized earlier that it had been almost a week since I had posted. So much to say ...

We found out that Copper died due to a pulmonary embolism (blood clot to his lungs). That is also what almost killed my dad in the fall. I guess there was nothing we could have done to prevent or save him, but that doesn't make us miss him any less. I have posted a bunch of pictures of him here: I am also working on making a scrapbook for the girls.

So, last weekend was our trip to STL. My third favorite weekend of the year :) Although I cried here and there (and thanks to my friends for putting up with it) we had a great time. I have some pictures to post, but they are on my computer. Dave's computer was up and running and it was easier to sit here than to get mine out - right?

The Cardinals won - yeah! There was some dancing, some drinks, and overall merriment. I took some terrible self portraits of me with everyone. At the end, some did turn out. The Big Bang was much better this year. They actually talked less and played more music.

The shopping on Saturday was fine. But, why is it that when I am ready to spend money, I can't find things to buy? Overall, I spent less than $100 shopping. Probably better in the long run. Fast Eddie's was a better time than I have had there in a long time. The band this year was Millenium. They were great! I danced my tail off! I can always tell the caliber of a band if I dance with a glass cup or plastic. This girl was drinking draft beer out of plastic! I danced with several of our friends but had one interesting interaction - some guy came up and danced with me. And his cell phone. Texted the whole time. Awesome.

On one hand, I am glad that STL only comes once a year. I am not sure my body can take it all. On the other hand, I wish it was more often. I need that kind of fun in my life.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sad News

I woke up this morning with all sorts of ideas about what I was going to write as we get ready to head to STL (for my third favorite weekend of the whole year). But then we got the news that our dog, Copper, died this morning. I am too sad to write anymore but I am sure I will at some point. Rest in Peace, my pooch-i-licious.