Happy Anniversary to Jeff and Debbi! Have a great day!
Alright, so for those of you who had to read that last post about me and
my newfound joy in Power Rangers, I just thought I’d put some stuff out
here about Aubrey. Last night we were watching VH1’s 50 most awful songs
ever list. Well, we started watching at about #20 or something like
that. Unfortunately for Aubrey, every song they put on there was
something that she used to love and has even downloaded…admittedly!!!
Let’s see there was Hanging Tough by the New Kids on the Block, Achy
Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus, Lionel Richie’s Dancing on the Ceiling,
and I’ll Be There For You (Friends theme song) by the Rembrandts. I
don’t think Aubrey has ANY room to talk about my selection in television
entertainment anymore! (I’m glad we can all have fun with this stuff)
My dear family, it is with heavy heart that I must ask for your prayers and support. We all love and respect my sweet husband, but I am growing worried. I was working on the computer, and walked into the bedroom to give Jon something, and was shocked, yes shocked, to see him watching . . . Power Rangers. My jaw dropped and I just stood there. Sports, yes, but POWER RANGERS? He quickly changed the channel to ESPN, but it was too late. I think he must be in the denial stage. He SAYS he just wants to see if it’s okay for Robbie, but I know better. He has been sucked in by those colorful superheroes. So, if you could, please keep him in your prayers. I don’t know yet what we are going to do, but I’m sure we will figure something out. Thank you and good night.
I was just looking at some pictures that I have on my computer here at
work and just wanted to post one of my favorite pictures of Emily. I
just love the way she’s curled up with all of the stuffed animals. This
just typifies what Emily is all about…non-stop, don’t stop ’til you
drop, action! These little kids have amazing energy. So, nothing
profound or new from me today. Just a good old picture!
Hallelujah! I actually logged on the first time without having to try and figure out my password eighteen times! Just thought I would share the joy that is mine! Anyway, I figured it was time for a new post, just so everyone will stop commenting on the pop, pop, fizz, fizz one. Not that it doesn’t make me feel special, cause it does. But Jen’s right, 10 comments on soda?!? Y’all are nuts! I am thankfully exempt from that one. Although I did post it . . . Oh well.
Anyway, there actually is a real reason for my post. See, today I was driving home from Arlington on I-20. There comes a place where after you pass the mall and all this other stuff, it splits. If you follow the left, it goes toward Abilene on I-20. It you choose the right (Get it? Hee hee!), it leads home on 820. So, I went right just like I do every time I go home. But for some reason, I looked longingly at the semi trucks going toward Abilene. Now, I know that there is really nothing pretty or appealing that way. I mean, it’s Abilene, and the booming metropolis’ of Midland and Odessa, and if you really stick it out, you get to experience the beauty that is El Paso, or if you perfer Ciudad Juarez. Woo hoo! But, as ugly as that way is, it represents something different. That’s right – the great American road trip. And I wanted to be going on one.
I drove home trying to come up with an excuse – yes, really – to go that direction. Then, when I couldn’t think of a valid one, I was trying to justify a Utah road trip, despite the fact that we’ve done that twice in the last 9 months, and last trip up was NOT fun! I think it must be something that Dad instilled in us. It was all those crazy road trips to interesting places (like Lake Powell, Arches National Park, pretty much all of Southern Utah) and the not so interesting ones (like the hot springs that we couldn’t find so we went home!). So, I will spend the next several days dreaming of packing the kids into the car with roughly half of my house and setting out to explore the great freeways of the US. Then, I will come back to reality and think, 3 kids in a car for longer than it takes to go to McDonalds?!? What in the world is wrong with me?! Ah, dreams!
Okay, so I’m proud of this, and hence, you must all share in my joy! HA HA HA HA! (Evil laugh, in case you couldn’t tell!) I am working on something for Father’s Day for the Primary kids to make for their Dads. I found this idea where you give the Dads a can of pop with a cute poem. For some reason, all the father’s day ideas I found involved food. Hmmm. Anyway, this is the poem:
My pop can work
My pop can play!
My pop can make me smile each day!
My pop can laugh
My pop can sing.
My pop can do most anything
I love my pop
And proud I stand
Because I know that MY Pop Can!
Anyway, then I was talking to our primary president and we got a little compulsive, and decided that it would be cute to make the cans look like a dad. So, this is what I ended up with:
I know, all the men in the family are totally going to mock me. But before you do, wouldn’t you like to get a can of soda for Father’s Day? Hmmmm?!? Anyway, I thought it was cute! Have a great day!
So, I came home from getting doughnuts this morning to find that Jon had started cleaning the bathrooms for me. Now, you need to know a few things. First of all, they were really dirty because frankly, I’m lazy. Second, Jon hasn’t cleaned a bathroom since we moved into this house. And probably for at least a year before that. I’m not saying that to criticize him at all. We have very traditional roles. I take care of the house and the cooking and laundry. He goes to work and takes care of the yard. I haven’t mowed the yard in that long either! So, Jon is not so familiar with the cleaning-of-the-bathroom process. I knew it was kind of a mystery when Jon came and asked me what I use to clean the toilets. To which I replied “Toilet Bowl Cleaner”. He said “Oh” and went back to the bathroom. I continued on with what I was doing. About 3 minutes later, Jon came into the office with the bottle of toilet bowl cleaner in his hands and a sheepish look on his face. He then informed me that none of it was coming out. So, I patiently took the bottle, OPENED it, and handed it back. He makes me smile! Okay, I’ll admit that I openly laughed. At that point, I went to help. I figured it was easier than Jon having to walk back and forth 50 times to ask me a question. I am so thankful for my sweet husband. He is such a good guy, and I am very grateful for his willingness to help me! Oh, and the bathroom looks fabulous!
Will anyone ever blog again?! Not only has the blog monster eatenvarious entries by members of the family, it has now turned toman-flesh! What other explanations could there be for a lack ofblogging? Or maybe everybody is content with my Dirk pictures andMaverick ramblings that nobody feels a need to blog ever again. I’d liketo think that, but I don’t think it’s true. In the words of the mightyFoo Fighters, This Is A Call! Who will accept the challenge to blog bythe end of the day?! Is there anyone out there who is willing tosacrifice for the better good?! Hopefully you will all make the rightdecision. Blog on!Jon
> Jon here…What a game! I got to go to this game! Dirk scored 50!!! 22 in the 4thquarter!!! I’m sipping on apple cider to soothe my very sore throatright now. The AAC was nuts! During the 4th, when Dirk was going off,the place was just in a constant roar. We spent all of the VERY long TNTtimeouts standing up and screaming! It was awesome just being there andseeing 20,000 other people standing and screaming. Thanks Aub forletting me go and thanks CJ and Randi for watching the kids while Aubwas away. You guys rock! And thanks David for bringing me with you. Manit was AMAZING!!! >