Saturday, January 31, 2009
Kevin took my wedding band and engagement ring into the jewelers and had the two bands soldered together...I've been wanting this done for over 8 years now. :) The jeweler's cleaning made a BIG difference in the sparkle! I was very pleased.
Tonight, I went shopping for a new outfit for my date tomorrow night w/Kevin. I didn't find anything...I need you here, Mama, to help me find the good deals!
Anyway, the kids had fun discovering the 3-way-mirror in the dressing room! AAAHHHHH!...too many kids!
And then we went to Hardee's in Mt. Vernon and met up w/Papa and Grandma...and they treated us to supper here! Allyson, Kaleb, and Travis went home to spend the night(30th) at Papa and Grandma's house so Kevin and I can go out tomorrow. (Papa is taking a picture of Travis.)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This is James. He goes to our church and is mentally handicapped and has palsy. He just adores Mera and loves to say hello to her every sunday. This past sunday she walked up to him and let him pick her up. She was a little hesitant when he tried to smooch her as you can see, but she really makes him feel special.
I thought these two pics were really cute of meradeth and kevin.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Eric was in charge of the mixer. He said the flour was flying in his nose so he used his shirt as a mask. And you all say I am dramatic? HA HA!
This week, Travis got to do one of his favorite things...ride on the carousel! Kaleb's on there too. And Mama is sipping on one of her favorite treats...a cafe mocha chiller from Java Juice! Yum! :)
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Cleaning the kitchen after making cookies and chocolate whipped cream for my coffee.
Working on the laundry.
Getting my face washing out of the way! Looks like
I may want to give the mirror a quick wash while
I'm in here.
Pouring my coffee to enjoy while watching House Hunters.
Finally...time to relax!!
Now wasn't that thrilling, everyone?!
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
All seven of them taking a break from their busy activities to enjoy a snack!
I saw these colorful birds out of Dina Carden's window and couldn't help but get my camera out and start clicking. :)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Slow-Cooker Chicken and Rice (Makes 4 to 6 servings)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
During choir practice, I found Allyson and some other church kids playing "Red Light, Green Light" (I think that's what it's called. I had never heard of the game before Allyson told me about it.) As you can see, she really got into it! :)
Kevin cleaned out the driveway today after our latest snow storm...and before our next one hits tomorrow! Yay! Gotta love Iowa!
Notice the big drift that he is removing from in front of the truck?
Lately, we have been throwing bird seed out on the snow. I've been enjoying taking pictures of them...not as good as your bird photos though, Saundra. :) Can anyone help me w/what kind of bird this is?
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Now we've fallen so low that left-wing cadres can applaud the nomination of a CIA chief whose sole qualification is that he's a party loyalist, untainted by experience.The director's job at the CIA isn't a party favor. This is potentially a matter of life and death for thousands of Americans. But the choice of Panetta tells us all that Barack Obama doesn't take intelligence seriously. But the president-elect wanted a clean-slate yes-man, not a person of knowledge and integrity. (Guess we got Panetta because Caroline Kennedy has another engagement.) (By the way, how could Hillary be dumb enough to accept a job where success is impossible?)
Think morale's been bad at the CIA? Just wait.
To be a qualified D-CIA, a man or woman needs a sophisticated grasp of three things: The intel system, foreign-policy challenges, and the Pentagon (which owns most of our intelligence personnel and hardware). Panetta has no background - none - in any of these areas. If you handed Leon Panetta a blank map of Asia, I'd bet my life he couldn't plot Baghdad, Kabul or Beijing within 500 miles of their actual locations. This shameless hack appointment is an action by the incoming administration that seriously worries me.
Get intelligence wrong and you get dead Americans.
(An article from the New York Post)
Friday, January 9, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
These wonderful pictures were taken by Steve and Kelly Cope. They and their two boys traveled to and spent the holidays in Marion, North Carolina. Steve is a good ol' boy, as our Grandaddy Bentley would say, raised in the mountains of North Carolina. :)
Monday, January 5, 2009
Here is Kevin putting new brake pads on the front tires and a new rotor on the driver's side. Yay! I have my van back! :)
Allyson and I had extra fun time to play w/her Christmas presents. We are decorating her new bag.
Daddy and his two big helpers are shelling corn, that we glean from our neighbor's fields, for the chickens...Hey, free food!
Allyson and I enjoying more time together playing a fun game that she received for Christmas called 4 Way Countdown. After rolling the dice, you decide to either add, subtract, multiply, or divide the two numbers. Then flip up the number in front of you that matches your answer...the first person to flip up all their numbers(1-10) in front of them WINS! Allyson beat Kevin and I many times! :)