Monthly Archives: September 2008

Fun with Family

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Tonight, I went out to eat at the Chinese Buffet with Jeremy, Lois, and Peyton.  After we finished eating, we went to Walmart, (where we saw a lot of people Jeremy and Lois bowl with), then came back to our house where Jeremy decided use my computer to check out Facebook.

concentrating on the computer

concentrating on the computer

I decided to take his picture so he didn’t have to continue using the male silhouette icon!

Like father, like son!  Peyton likes to pose for the camera - see the post before this one.

Like father, like son! Peyton likes to pose for the camera - see the post before this one.

We tried a bunch of poses until Jeremy picked out the one he wanted to use.

A nice family picture

A nice family picture

A silly picture

A silly picture

Lois couldn't stop laughing!

Lois couldn't stop laughing!

Their final choice for Facebook

Their final choice for Facebook

I’m Still Here!

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Last Sunday, Abby wanted me to go eat lunch with her, Megan, and Amy at McDonalds. 

Peyton was playing with the girls after church, so I asked him if he’d like to go with us. 

The kids decided to pose for me and even decided to make some funny faces.

Tuesday night, I went to Abby’s open house at Little Bird Preschool,

This was from Abby's first day of school

This was from Abby's first day of school

then to Megan’s open house at her school.

this is from Megan's first day of school

This is from Megan's first day of school

Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera with me!  Amy brought her camera – but left it in her car.

John left today for his yearly motorcycle trip to Muncie, Indiana for the James Dean festival.  He has three friends riding with him this year – Mark, Kerry, and Jerry.

While looking at Bubba’s Facebook, I came across this picture of him.  I think it’s from his first year of college.

Isn’t he cute?  John went to pick him up at the end of the school year and saw some kid with a mohawk.  He took a closer look and saw it was Bubba!

We’re out of the dark!

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Sunday night we experienced a big windstorm, compliments of Hurricane Ike, so we weren’t surprised to find out we didn’t have electricity at home.  Monday morning, I found out there was a 2 hour delay for the schools, then found out my school was closed for the day.  I did end up having to work at another school, after our phone service came back on around 10:30 a.m. and they were able to get a hold of me!  When I got home from work, we still didn’t have power, so we went to Pat Barr’s house to take a shower.  This afternoon (Tuesday), when I got home, I heard a machine running in the garage and noticed the freezer was running!  John borrowed a generator from Mike Bowley, so we have power!

It’s amazing how much we depend on electricity and water, which we don’t have when the power is out because electricity runs the water pump.  I have also missed checking the weather report on TV, missed the internet and email, and have missed seeing news on TV.  I’ve really missed being able to use water – take a shower, do dishes, and especially being able to flush the toilet!!!

Guess what I want for my birthday?  A generator!!!!!!  My son-in-law, Joe, called me a “red-necked hillbilly” when he heard I want a generator!  I don’t care – I don’t want to go through this misery again.

Bubba, Sayaka AND Foster came home Friday night and left Saturday night.  It was so nice to see them.

Sayaka - American?

Sayaka - American?

Friday night, they went to Jeremy and Lois’s.  Peyton wasn’t very happy to see Foster and spent some time in his bedroom with the door closed before he decided to get acquainted with Foster.

I like this picture of Peyton, Jonathan, and Foster, on our back porch

I like this picture of Peyton, Jonathan, and Foster, on our back porch

Saturday, we went over to Amy’s house. We had Peyton with us because Jeremy and Lois went to her brother’s birthday party.  Megan and Abby were afraid of Foster, but decided to pet him before we left. Sayake and Bubba played games with the kids

playing Twister

playing Twister

and I sat in the kitchen watching Joe and Amy make spaghetti sauce.  They’ve canned a lot of food this summer!

Joe, hard at work

Joe, hard at work

Art in the Park

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Sunday afternoon, I took Megan and Abby to Art in the Park, a gathering that has a lot of booths specifically for children.  Amy was working at a booth sponsored by Abby’s preschool. 

Megan got her hair done with pink spray and white polka dots, then she got her face painted with a butterfly.

Abby didn’t want to get her hair done or get her face painted.

The girls got animal-shaped balloons but Abby’s broke, so she got a second one that didn’t last much longer.  It’s a good thing I took a picture quickly! 

At the Girl Scout booth, the girls strung beads to make a keychain. I tried to get the girls to stand closer to the llama, but they were afraid! 

Joe had given the girls some money, so the girls each picked out a pillow with a stuffed toy in them.

We went back home in time for the girls and me to watch the new Barbie movie on the TV in the bedroom since Joe and John were watching football on the TV in the living room.  Several times during the movie, Abby said, “Gramma, don’t seep!”

Happy Birthday, Leslie!

Uh Oh

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I hope you can see this picture because it looks very small on my computer.  This is the picture I took on my phone that I’ve been trying to get onto my blog.  I had to get a new password to get into the cell phone site, then look around until I found out where this picture was.  The day I took the picture, I didn’t bring my camera with me so I used my camera phone.  I tried to figure out how to transfer it to the internet but had no idea how to do it.  I clicked on “pix place, expected a screen to come up where I could tell the picture where to go, but all it said was “sent”!  Where was it?!?!?!

Jeremy was being handcuffed by Officer Smith, a state trooper.  This happened at the potluck after church on August 31st.  I’m sure you are wondering why Jeremy was being handcuffed!

Officer Smith is a friend of ours who was showing us his unmarked patrol car.  Peyton and his friends, Hope and Keidon, got to sit in the backseat and Keidon got to try on the handcuffs too.  Of course, the handcuffs were way too big for Keidon, so he could just slip his hand out, but Jeremy was locked into the cuffs!

I have a few more pictures on my phone and I’m hoping that when I insert a media card, I can transfer them for free, instead of using pix place.

No Time!

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Unfortunately, I haven’t found much time to blog lately, but hopefully that will change in a couple days.  One problem that is holding me back is that I need to somehow transfer a couple pictures from my cell phone to this blog, and have been unable to do it yet.

School is going all right.  I’m working with a teacher I worked with in Life Skills several years ago.  This time, I’m working with her in Learning Support, and it’s much nicer.  Learning Support students are better students, with usually less problems than Life Skills students.