Friday, September 16, 2011


To this little fella
(picture taken 10 years ago)
Because as of Monday, he will officially get to starting wearing a uniform for this department!!!
All of hard work has paid off and he has been hired on at Washington Terrace Fire Department! 

Now excuse me while I grab me a box of kleenex and I slip off to have me a super proud mommy moment!!

p.s.  Lydon----I am too young to be the mother of an official fire fighter.   :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Holy Garden Gone Wild!

I'm beginning to believe the thoery that bees possess some magical pollinating powers (or something scientific that I don't understand) and that they sprinkled their special magical pollination dust on our garden and because of their magic pollination dust our garden is OUT OF CONTROL!

 We have more jalapeno and Anaheim peppers
 and green peppers
 and tomatoes by the box full!
 and onions and squashes than we can keep up with.
 So to put all those garden goodies to good use, we canned, bagged and bottled ALL weekend long.  We made spaghetti sauce, salsa, and jalapeno jelly.
 And if that wasn't enough, Carol got us some peaches and we even put up peaches this weekend.
 That super gigantic sized 1950's stove was put to good use this past weekend.
I feel so domesticated!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I have made my official appearance

And I have photos to prove it
 ( I love it when Yo Bob takes pictures....they have a soft blur about them that erases my fine lines and jowls and waddles, ect.)
 I was a good (super duper-very good) sport and went to the woods (also known as "Shawn's property) (also known as Deep Creek) for an impromptu Labor Day weekend BBQ.  See the picture below as proof that I was actually there:  My Jeep parked under the Buster Netz Lafitte Memorial Deep Creek Arch.
 Buster knows that the only way to lure me deep into the woods is with food so he had to make good on his offer by BBQing up some bacon wrapped chicken chunks (mmmmm...bacon wrapped food).

 There was a little "horsing" around.  Get it?  Horsing around?  Cuz it looks like Chaston is ride a tree shaped like a horse.  Actually, Chase calls this his Star Wars bike because it looks like the bike in the Star Wars movie.
 The boys fashioned up the fire pit so we could build a nice smores cooking fire.
 Don't worry....there was plenty of adult supervision.
 And Chase's wig was not bured in the building of this fire.

 I played nice and ate in the woods, and cooked marshmallows in the woods
 See how much fun Tim is having just spending quality time with me in the woods.  Settle down Timmy.
 Luckily, I did not have to pee in the woods!!
 And, just to make me happy, my humming friend gave us one little fly by/buzzing while we were there
Which made the whole trip worth while.
I've done my time and summer can officially be over!