My familia!

Thursday, July 24

S O T Z 4

I have been wearing the same pair of glasses since 1999. They were only used for driving at night and working on the computer. So when I took my daughter in to get her eyes checked, I went ahead and did mine as well. Her prescription turned out to be for astigmatism and slight far sidedness in one eye. Mine on the other hand, more than doubled. :(

Anyway, the office called to say that the glasses were ready and she and I went in to fit them. We got there and she asked me to turn around and look to the back of the store and WOW!! I didn't realize that people could see that far!!! And that clear!! It's awesome!


Monday, July 21


Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop


Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities!
Travel expenses not reimbursed.
Extensive courier duties also required.


The rest of your life.
Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat
in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets
and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.


Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you


None required unfortunately.
On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.


Get this! You pay them!
Offering frequent raises and bonuses.
A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent.
When you die, you give them whatever is left.
The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.


While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and
no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love,
and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.

Sunday, July 20

Actuall conversation

I stole this idea from a friend of mine. (thanks keek) This is an actual conversation that my husband and I had today after he had brought an empty box home.

Me: What's this for?

Him: I thought that you could use it in your scrapbook thingy for paper or stickers.

Me: (bright smile) Ah, thank you. How did you get so smart?

Him: A couple marriages, and here I am!


Thursday, July 17

So happy!!




That is all I wanted to say! :)

Monday, July 14


Last weekend, my hubby and I decided to upgrade our bikes, so that we could enjoy a few of the trails around our house. So we went looking and realized that bikes have come a long way. I can remember back when it was cool to ride my sisters 10 speed and now they have 21 speeds and shocks! So anyway, we ended up getting two new bikes for him and I and then going back to get Taylor a new one (she has gotten so dang tall).

So, Saturday the kids wanted to take a trail to get dinner and then back, which is only about a 3 mile ride one way. The trail took us a little out of the way, which added another mile, but we ended up getting there an hour later. It was nice, the kids all kept together, we were away from the traffic, and Bayle had his first wipe out! He was wearing his helmet thank goodness because it took the brunt of the fall. All in all it was a lot of fun! We will be doing that a whole bunch more!

Sunday Brent woke up sick and later in the afternoon, I followed suite. At one point I had a fever and was shivering so bad, that I had to step outside and lean up against the brick wall just to warm up. And even then, I could not get my toes to warm up. But I am feeling better now, so I think it was just a 24 hour flu. Yeah!! I hate being sick!

So today, I need to play catch up. I have a swap that I need to complete in one of my groups and get that mailed off tomorrow, my house is a disaster, and I need a shower! So I am off to start on all of that. I hope everyone had a great weekend!!


Wednesday, July 9

It's back!!

My Mojo that is!! I got quite a few pages done this weekend and am just getting around to putting them up.
Also, for all you scrappers out there...Beverley is celebrating 40 days to her 40th birthday with some great giveaways! Check out her site to see what all she is doing!


Thursday, July 3

Slug Bug game

Most of us in our childhood would play some form of the "Slug Bug" game. We would either punch our siblings legs when one would drive by or just count up points. And I'm not sure how our family started this, but we have added certain cars, colors, and extra points...and a voting system. lol On our recent trip to OK, it took us 15 minutes to explain to the cousins how the game worked. So, I thought I would just jot it down for memories sake...

Points -
1 - New version Slug Bug
1 - PT Cruiser
1 - Orange car
1 - Car Carrier - but it must be carrying a car that can be driven on the road (no car - no point)
1 - FJ Cruiser

2 - Hummer
2 - Motorcycle Cop (helps the driver)
2 - Classic Slug Bugs
2 - Mini Cooper

Bonus Points
add 1 - Convertible
add 1 - for orange

Example -
Classic Slug Bug convertible orange = 4 points
Orange truck car carrier with one car = 2 points

Voting = all family members need to be in the car to listen to pros and cons of any additions or changes to the current rules. In order for any addition or change, there must be a majority vote in favor.

Exceptions - Every family member can change or add to the existing rules on their birthday weekend only without a vote.

Whew~ I think that is everything...but this way all the kiddos feel like
they have a say in how the 'family' game works!

Do you play the 'Slug Bug' game or another car game? Would love to hear
what other families are doing!!!