Saturday, September 30, 2006

The ball bounces on and on and on and on and on....

So, Friday there wasn't any school -- 3 weeks and they get their first day off -- Where was this kind of schedule when I was in school??? Anyhow since Jeff and Ginger had to work (and I bribed Whitlee) We met with a couple of Brendan's friends from school (Emily and Natalie), Emily's mom and little brother. We saw Open Season -- It was cute and most of all the kids LOVED it:)

It wasn't Jackass like Brendan wanted to see but then I didn't think that would be a good movie for Whitlee --

Today was Brendan's 2nd soccer game. They played alright -- Brendan did pretty well -- he made a few really good plays - He made a "header" play -- It was a throw in and there was what seemed to be a 9 ft. tall 4th grader trying to receive the ball - Brendan was determined NOT to let him get it so he jumped up and hit the ball with his head. Another great play he did he was along the side line running toward the goal -- the ball was kicked to him and he had 4 boys from the other team advancing on him to try and get the ball. He faked out one kid did a soft dribble, pivoted around the ball keeping it from the other team and then took it up the sideline -- his coach turned to us as said "Where had he been hiding that skill???" The strangest thing one of the coaches for the other team was my dentist --- He was making our coach nuts!!! It was a good game -- Coach was please with Brendan's performance today -- he had a couple of private words with Brendan after the game --

Of course I have some pictures and a couple of short videos from todays game. I'm off to unload them from my camera -- I'll post them when I'm done --

Tonight is the Seattle Thunderbirds Season opener -- The Cunningham house is SO EXCITED!!!!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I wanted to jump on here really quick and say TODAY IS A BEAUTIFUL FALL DAY!!! and.........Whitlee is taking a nap!!! WOO HOO!!!! OK, so I did bribe her:) I told her if she took a nap and that meant going to sleep that I would take her and Brendan to the movies tomorrow. She was really excited!!!!

Tonight is the open house at Brendan's school --- I am on triple duty tonight -- Yearbook photos, newsletter photos, PTA, and mom -----------wait that is 4 things what would that be?? Quad duty?? is there such a thing???

I'm outta here I'll be back with pictures of tonight

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I wanted to jump on here and post this before I forgot!!! Here is a layout I did of Brendan's first soccer game!!! The templet is Angle ~ Templet ~ by Scrap Byte and the kit I used is Soccer ~ Ronnie McCray. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ronnie McCray's kits!!!!! I have the Volleyball one also - just waiting for the volleyball shots to scrap with!!!!!!!!! Anyhow, let me know what you think (THIS INCLUDES YOU JENEL AND SHARLENE!!!!)

OK, I also need to add a layout I have done of Whitlee -- the kit is Sports Center by Rebecca Myers and the layout is by ME!!!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The house of ills..........

That is where I live -- Today (Tuesday) Brendan needed to be at school by 7:10 am --- yes, that is AM!! He has volleyball practice on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Let's just say he was unavailable for practice or school or even soccer practice. Poor baby - after going back to bed at 6:15 he literally slept until 11 AM. He didn't even move. He seems to be doing better and doesn't have a fever so we are going to try school tomorrow.

I bought Whitlee (ok the whole family) Curious George today. I wasn't a real good PTA mom today --- I went to Walmart as it is the closest and usually the cheapest -- How was I to know there was a Seattle Seahawk there signing autographs............Well, actually he was done as I walked in -- I grabbed the movie out of the display and started toward the register -- He proclaimed in a MACHO voice "I bet she wants my autograph!" Um..........NO I want Curious George -- so the butt-kissing employee that they had assigned to him comes bum rushing me -- I am trying to explain no I am not interested.....Mr. Seahawk says "Come on, I know your here to see me just admit it!!" I have now realized that he must be in love with himself I mean seriously -- I tried I really tried to be polite. When he didn't quite get the picture - I literally said "No, I don't want your autograph and there are 2 reasons for it...1) I don't know WHO the heck you are and 2) I hate the Seahawks I am a life long 49er fan" and with that I grabbed a box of Junior Carmels and my Curious George DVD and headed to the register!!! I don't want put who he is let's just say he is a cornerback and leave it at that!! Where has my patience gone??? I am disgusted that I reacted like that. I just was at my wits end by that time with both Whitlee and Brendan not feeling well.

So here is a new layout -- I took the picture of Whitlee last night as we were waiting to get into the gym for the Cub Scout pack meeting -- Where did my baby go????

The kit is Honeydew Lemon ~ Miss Mint and the templet is DIP Simplescraps 07 ~ Dawn Wilson.

I am working on some cool soccer things I hope to be posting soon.

I have a quote for the day:

"To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. "

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Technically it IS Sunday -- But I am pretending.....

that it is still Saturday night - that way I only missed one day of blogging.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Brendan made his first AR goal of the year today a week early!!!!! WOOT WOOT for him!!!

Brendan and the choir sang the National Anthem at the Husky vs. Stanford women's volleyball game. THEY WERE WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! The mic's didn't work but it didn't matter those children sang so loud that they were able to carry Hec Ed Pavillion!!! It was a tricky start as there were 2 major accidents and so getting to the game was hairy --- Whitlee LOVED the game - I think other than dancing to the music her favorite part was yelling "Point HUSKYS!!!" that and waving the pom pom around.

Saturday, September 23, 2006
Today was Brendan's first soccer game. HE HAD A BLAST!!! When he was subbed out he would run over to me and say "Man, I am having a blast!!!" or "I love this game!!!!" Coach Rick really showed a lot of confidence in him -- he started the game in goal. Of course we had to go to big 5 after the game so he could get some goalie gloves. We also got Whitlee some shin guards -- she said she need soccer gear!!! They are SO cute -- they are pink and black.

Anyhow -- it has been a great weekend so far. I'll be back later I have to transfer about 100 pictures from today's game from my camera!!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The joys of parenting a boy..........

So, Brendan NEVER ceases to amaze me. His schedule is PACKED these days and he is LOVING it!!! He hurt his foot earlier this week its his left ankle but he is determined to practice and play -- he asked for ice baths for his foot and has done them -- he has worn a brace to school almost all week to protect his ankle so he can play on Saturday.

He is taking his crossing guard duties VERY seriously!!!! He has even filled in when his friend Emily got hurt.

Here he is on his first day ---

I am so proud of him!!! Tomorrow (Friday) is the first choir performance of the year I'll post pictures when we get home.

Wednesday Book Club night..........

Ah bookclub!!! Every few weeks I meet with a group of women and have a nice dinner and good conversation --- tonight we met at a place in Tacoma called The Melting Pot. I have just one word ---- YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM ok ok that is more than one word. It is a bit pricey but well worth it!!!!!!

Brendan had his first soccer practice tonight -- his first game is Saturday at 10:30 at the Game Farm Park Silver field.

I wanted to post a cool layout I did last night --- it is of me and Whitlee -- She is really a mini me what do you think???

The background paper I used is from the Your Love Is Better Than Chocolate ~ AmsDigiScraps

I'm outta here Brendan has to be at school at 7:10 am for volleyball practice YIKES!!!!!!

Hey --- Greys Anatomy is starting tomorrow(Thursday) WOOT WOOT!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The sun is coming out............

As I slowly exit the fog of painkillers -- I realize it has been almost a week. The swelling is gone although my gums are VERY SORE -- who am I kidding they are painful -- Dr. Knuttal gave me a RX for this stuff to spray on my cheeks to numb them -- stupid stupid barely english speaking people who work at the 24 hour pharmacy --- he didn't know what it was so refused to fill it --- thankfully Dr. K's office contacted them multiple times and I went in to pick up Jeff's RX they actually had mine ready -- I was ready to throw down.

My sweet son lost a tooth today --- Is it normal for a 10 year old to lose a tooth??? I am not sure but trying not to panic.

We get the individual WASL score tomorrow (Tuesday) -- Gosh I hope Brendan did ok -- I am sure he did but the not knowing makes me NUTS:)

Brendan is singing the National Anthem with his choir on Friday --- They are singing at a Women's Husky Volleyball game -- it is against Stanford -- I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

Ginger decided what she wants to be for Halloween -- A ROCK CHICK -- I bought her the coolest pants - they are actually stretch pants -- black with silver spider webs all over -- they are very cool!!!! At Ginger's work today they had some kind of drawing (I'm not sure why) anyhow Ginger was one of the 2 names pulled and she got a $25 gift card to Fred Meyers --- We are going to try and find a red rocker chick top for her to wear and get a Disney magazine - I'm sure it has to do with the Cheeta Girls.

Well, I think that is all for now -- I need to get some sleep or at least try. I'll try and post some of the layouts I have been working on.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

And the mouth goes on...

Mouth still hurting.........I hate taking the pain medication..........The temp. crown fell off tonight -- luckily I was able to get it put back on --- if he (the dentist) wasn't available I was thinking of using super glue. My face is still a little swollen but much better than yesterday or the day before.

Technically today (the 17th) is our wedding anniversary -- 12 years -- WOW! It doesn't seem that long.

I'm going to try and get some sleep -- I am going to try and avoid taking any pain killers tonight.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Short Sweet and to the point ---

Today --- my dear friend Kyla turns 40!!! her husband Mark held a 40th birthday party complete with a SUPER HOT stripper!!!!! Happy Birthday my friend!!!! YOU ROCK!!!

Today has been a tough day my mouth is still hurting pretty bad --- I've just taken some pain meds and I am going to try and get some sleep.

Cunningham OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Believe it or not it really is Thursday!!!

I have lost an entire day -- literally. So, we all know how much I hate to go to the dentist!!! I was finally able to go in yesterday to fix the issue with my left front tooth -- They did a few other things while I was "under" I don't remember ANYTHING!! They have to give me a medication called Halcinon (something like that). Not only does it knock me out I don't remember ANYTHING until the next day -- Evidently I tried to bribe Brendan to bring me a wine cooler -- I offered him $150 -- Am I a good mom or what -- when he was telling me this I didn't believe him because without a doubt I would never EVER ask Brendan to do that -- So, He bet me $5. I am now $5 poorer --- Can you even believe I did that!!! I guess I also threw a little tantrum when Jeff tried to give me the antibiotics -- I didn't want to take them -- not quite sure why but I didn't -- I feel so stupid!!!!! I'll have to make something REALLY good for dinner tonight -- I have some Copper River salmon -- maybe I'll make him that!

Brendan started Volleyball today -- the practices are at 7:15 AM!! Yes, that is suppose to read AM!! And today was Brendan and his friend Jonathan's first day as crossing guards -- They had a big day today!! It works out well because Jeff can take Brendan to school and drop him off by 7:15 and still has plenty of time to get to the train station -- Brendan thinks it is really cool that his dad is doing this and Jeff likes it because it allows him to do stuff (even if its just dropping him off) that I usually do -- Brendan was really proud when he was saying "Dad dropped me off this morning -- that was SO cool!!" And it works out for me because then I only have to make 1 trip in to take Ginger to work instead of 2 -- Brendan to school and then Ginger to work. Brendan will have practice twice a week until the jamboree -- which is when all the elementary schools get together and play a series of games. That is October 12th. After that Volleyball season is over and we wait for basketball with Mr. Grab!!! Mrs. Gillaspy and Mrs. Carr are the coaches. I am going to talk to Ashley and see if she would mind if I took a team picture and individual shots for the team (and the yearbook). I have some great digital scrapbooking stuff I can use for volleyball --

I uploaded and printed 20 18X20 layout sheets to Costco on Tuesday -- they would have been ready on Wednesday but I of course wasn't in any shape to pick them up so Whitlee and I went up there today -- I cried SERIOUSLY when I picked them up -- so, I knew the pictures were alright and I thought the layouts looked ok -- but seeing them blown up to the 12x12 size and smaller the actual page. They look SO GREAT!! I have them all spread out on my bed right now just looking at them!!! Brendan has already laid dibs on one of the 6x6's of he and JC at the Storm game -- I am giving JC the other one.

Today was Brendan's 1st day as a Crossing Guard -- you have to be in 5th grade to be a crossing guard -- there are 2 things he has been waiting for since he was a Kinder -- basketball with Mr. Grab and being a crossing guard -- I snapped a few shots today and can't wait to do some pages. I didn't get any done yesterday as I was "under medical sedation" That sounds good right!!! Anyhow I am going to try and get a few done tonight -- no promises though as I am going to be taking some pain medication as soon as Jeff gets home.

I realized that I hadn't done a quote in a long time. I found this one and I'm looking for the right layout to use it on - I just love it.

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter - e. e. Cummings"

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Here are some layouts I did....

This is Brendan at the Yu-Gi-Oh Regional Tournament that he did in August.

This is Whitlee when we went out to breakfast last week. The kit is called Aliyah by Melissa Knopik. I really love the colors in this kit.

Steven, Sharlene and Matthew took Brendan camping this weeken so I scrapped a page -- yes, that is Brendan eating moose meat -- the kit I used is Cabin Fever from PC Crafters.

Every year on the first day of school I take Brendan to Starbucks to get something to drink and chat about the day -- It is such a special time and I really cherish it. The kit I used is called Boys Will Be Boys by Jenny L. It's the color thing again --

Thank goodness it is Tuesday!!!

Usually I pretend that it is still the previous day because I am still up -- However, I am SO glad it is Tuesday!!! I was a bad mommy today -- After dropping Ginger off at work and Brendan off at school Whitlee and I cruised into the local grocery store to pick up some OJ and bananas(that girl eats more bananas than anything else I swear!!!) Anyhow I was #3 in line there was a older man in front of me (I'd say mid 50's) - I only refer to him as older because he was older than I am and there was a lady in front of him. The cashier is someone I have seen frequently over the years a very very nice man!!! Anyhow he was chit chatting like usual -- and he asked if we (the 3 of us) remembered what we were doing when the buildings fell. The lady in the front was saying she heard it on the radio and she had to pull over -- and I said I had been getting ready for work -- the man said "Don't believe all the media hype over this event" I was speechless! Then he said "The media trumps up the number of dead and tries to put a spin on it like the holocaust" I thought I would literally throw up right on him. Unfortunately I didn't sensor what came out of my mouth -- Basically I asked him what kind of drugs he took that could make him SO delusional. I mean he couldn't be serious right -- he was! He said that the planes going into the building was put on by the leftwing media -- and that nobody really died they were just paid off!! By this time I was seeing red -- I really really couldn't believe what I was hearing!! So, then I said "I hope in your life time you didn't procreate and pass this awful spewing onto children" I know I know I shouldn't have said anything!!! He looked at Whitlee and said he felt sorry for her because I was warping her mind with my false liberal blabble -- that was his come back can you believe it!!! I said -- Not only do I have her but I have another child and we are raising them to be LIBERAL DEMOCRATS -- he shook his head and said I was pathetic -- So, I told him to go iron the hood and gown in his closet -- I know I know I shouldn't have said anything. I just couldn't believe what was coming out of his mouth -- and he really was serious. The liberal media did this and no one died -- It still makes me so ANGRY!!! The lady just seemed to be in shock and the when it was my turn the cashier said "good job, I can't believe he said that". Some people................

Monday, September 11, 2006

Here is another layout I did. I of course took the shot of the 3 caterpillers but Brendan took the rest of the shots. He is becoming quite the little photographer -- Maybe if I get that Cannon Rebel (Hint Hint again Jeff:)) I'll give him the camera I have now.

The Kit I used for this layout is Sunkissed Summer by K Shultz. I love the colors of this kit -- I'll be able to do some great layouts of Brendan since Orange is his favorite color.

Well, sure.............DOH!!!

According to my clock it is 12:18 am -- where did the freaking day go??? Thankfully Brendan is feeling better -- Man, I felt so damn bad for him. He felt awful but kept trying to pretend that he felt fine. Yesterday (Saturday) was my brother's birthday - Jeff took Ginger and Whitlee to join Steven, Sharlene, Matthew, Jenel, Jay, Dylan and Jacob for dinner (at Brendan's FAVORITE place). They had a good time - Brendan was really bummed because he really wanted to go. We have gone over 24 hours without any vomit so I believe things may be looking up!!!!

So, I am sure that a million bloggers are going to talk about this so here is my speel I'll keep it short and try to reign in the liberal side of me.

Today is September 11 - the 5 year anniversary of the twin tower and pentagon explosions. I promise I won't preach or get on a soap box -- I remember vividly what I was doing when I heard about what was going on -- I was getting ready for work -- I still have the same sense of dispair when I think of it -- Such meaningless loss of life -- all those people who parished. I watched one of those news shows on Friday the one with Diane Sawyer -- they had the 9/11 widows with the babies whos fathers were killed. They are now almost 5. I must have cried a thousand tears during that show. While I am as angry at Bin Ladin as everyone else I do wonder why the hell haven't we captured him yet -- well, that would be because we are fighting a stupid war over basically nothing -- oh wait it was the non-weapons of mass distruction. OK, I'm done I promise:) I just wish peace for the survivors of 9/11.

So, here is a layouts that I did of our recent trip to the zoo.

The background for this page is from kit Watch Me Grow by Jean -- I really love this kit I can't wait to use it on some other layouts!! Feeding the birds at the Willawong Station is really cool -- it costs $1.00 per person (over 2) but it is totally worth it. I literally took 100 pictures while we were in there!! I'll be making more pages.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Today SUCKS!!!!

I feel awful!!! Brendan woke up at about 2 this morning sicker than a dog and I mean that literally!!!! The poor kid hasn't spent more than 20 minutes out of the bathroom since -- he started with throwing up and then it progressed lower. He missed his soccer clinic today -- he was SO mad at me when I told him he couldn't go -- I went to get his schedule and uniform but the coach was out of town and the assistant coach wasn't there. There was a company there selling soccer stuff so I got him a pair of shorts, socks and a soccer bag for his gear -- he already has his cleats and shin guards. Pictures are next Saturday morning. I'll post some of the layouts I've done later. Here is a picture of Whitlee's Cat Witch costume -- the kitty bucket actually meow's when you press the button in the handle.

She is REALLY cute in it -- I can't wait to scrap pages with her in this costume!!! She also has tights that match the print on the hat.

Here are a couple of layouts I have done recently --

This is a shot I took of Brendan when we were at the zoo on Labor Day. The Kit is Boyz Bugs by Brendan Johnson (I love her stuff) and the layout is a take off on a sketch by brduch

Here is one of Whitlee -- It was the first day of school -- we have a tradition that we go to Starbucks after school to talk about the day -- The templet I used is by Kimlizzy and the kit is Girlz Bugs by Brenda Johnson (have I mentioned I love her stuff!!!)

Friday, September 08, 2006

Real quick!!

I just want to jump on here quickly -- I didn't forget to blog....ok I did yesterday was Matthew's first day of Kindergarten and Steven sent me some GREAT pictures - I have been playing also, Ashley gave me her wedding pictures - oh my gosh they are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I have been playing with those also. I'll try and jump on later and post some of Matthew's layouts -- Brendan has his first soccer practice tomorrow - it is some kind of soccer clinic. He is very excited!!! bbl!!!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Day 2 down -----

Brendan made it through his second day!! I know that this is a totally biased statement but I think his teacher is WONDERFUL!!! Mrs. Erickson is a wonderful teacher (and a great friend) I think that she and Brendan will make a good pair -- he already loves her -- she has......errrr....had fish -- well to be fair she still has one - but she named them after the villians of the Harry Potter series so she wouldn't be sad when they died!! You gotta love that!! Whitlee adores her but is currently a bit confused -- for most of last year she called her Miss Staci -- then since she will be going to that school I had her start calling her Miss Shuck -- well she got married this summer so now she is Mrs. Erickson -- You should have seen Whitlee's face When she called her Miss Shuck and I corrected her and said it was Mrs. Erickson -- It may take a few days for her to get the hang of it. Here is a layout that I did.

It's of the day that Brendan had his Yu-Gi-Oh tournament in Seattle. The kit used is called Fruity Bits by Michelle A. Conrad -- I just love the colors of this kit. I guess that is all for now I am off to do a couple of layouts:) Tomorrow we (Whitlee and I) are going to buy her Halloween Costume!!!! She is SO SO SO excited about it!!!!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Today is the day!!!!!

School started!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brendan got right up this morning and was ready to go. He likes his class and says his teacher is great! He thought it was funny that the parents and teachers had homework but the students didn't. Here is a layout I just finished of his first day of 5th grade:

The templet is by Kimlizzy and the kit I use is the back to school kit from Gotta Pixel

So, the zoo was SO much fun!!!!! The kids had such a blast. We of course did the butterfly exhibt -- I let Brendan go crazy with my digital camera he got some GREAT shots -- Boy if I were to get that Cannon Rebel for my birthday or Christmas (HINT HINT Jeff!!!) I would give him the point and shot camera I have now. I'll post some of his work later. They also have an exhibt where you are in an enclosure and get to feed birds -- It was a blast -- I think that this was Brendan's favorite part (aside from seeing the penguins -- that boy has a thing for the penguins) Whitlee -- well if you ask her be prepared for her honest 2 year old answer -- We were looking at the elephants and well, she (the elephant) showed us her backside and well then she answered natures call..............My sweet little Whitlee-------"That is some BIG poopie!!!" and "Look at all that pee pee!!" - and after a great day at the zoo -- where a butterfly landed on her(she barely kept from freaking out) and a bird ate from her hand (she didn't move a muscle -- she loved it!!!) what was my sweet little girly girls favorite thing at the zoo..........You guessed it the elephant going to the bathroom!!!! She can't wait to tell her grandma about it!!!

I am working on a couple of layouts but will have to finish them in the morning after I take Brendan to school!!!(YIKES!!!!!).

Anyhow I wanted to post this before I forgot about it --- At the Woodland Park Zoo they have an Africian village --- the kids decided to give Jeff and I a private drum concert.

This is one of Brendan's shots.........Not bad for a 10 year old!!!!

I'll be back later to post some pictures and the layouts.........

Monday, September 04, 2006

One Day.....One Day....One Day....

So, technically it is Monday - but I am going to pretend that it is still Sunday -- and yes, I do realize that it is 3:53 in the morning --- I was working on this super cool layout and I had a computer hiccup and had to redo the entire thing.

Have you seen the movie RENT???? I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! I have always enjoyed the music but this is one amazing musical!!! I bought it about 3 weeks ago (I still haven't opened it) It has been playing on HBO, Showtime or whatever ---- I swear I could watch it all day!!!! It starts again in 5 minutes I can't wait!!! In case you don't know what I am talking about it's this

It is really good!!!

OK - So, here is the layout I was working on - The templet is by Kimlizzy, the kit is Starshine by Kim Higueria and the fonts are A Yummy Apology and TK Doodle.

In case you can't read it the journaling says:
Before you were conceived, I wanted you...
Before you were born, I loved you...
Before you were a minute old, I would have given my life for you......

We are going to the Woodland Park Zoo on Monday --- I can't wait to get some great pictures!!!! Anyhow I'll be back later -- Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the layout!!

Here are my goals for this week:
1) Do ALL of the laundry
2) Try not to embarrass Brendan on the first day of school by bawling my eyes out
3) Clean the bathroom until it sparkles and you could eat off the floor (not that you would want to eat off the bathroom floor but you get the picture!!!!)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

A Few Reasons To Smile

Marriage changes passion. Suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess" on it. So I said "Implants?" She hit me.

How come we choose from just two people to run for president and over fifty for Miss America ?

A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Wow...that was fun!"

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!

When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just "chunky dunk."

Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over?

Wouldn't you know it... Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever.

Bumper sticker of the year: "If you can read this, thank a teacher -and, since it's in English, thank a soldier"

And...remember: life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I have more to blog but I am uploading a video right now -- I'll be back...................

Have you ever had your child do something that makes you just been SO proud of being a parent? Here is my WONDERFUL and TALENTED son........

Is it possible to be ANY prouder????