Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tyler's Half Birthday

My previously downloaded pictures have not been recovered yet from the dead computer but I can download new ones to my laptop.

We celebrate half birthdays at our house. We started this way back--about 17 years ago. It seems like kids always say they are almost 5,6,7, whatever the next age is from the moment they have their previous birthday. So we started half birthdays so that they'd know when they were half way to the next number. And we still continue it.

We used to always have half a cake but now we sometimes have cupcakes. Especially since my oven is still broken. So yesterday I headed for Walmart's reduced bakery items first. I couldn't resist this cow. I haven't seen them have anything like it before. This was Ty's special cake. The rest of us had football cupcakes.

Happy 17 1/2 Ty!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

RIP Dear Computer

I was in the process of uploading photos to my computer when it crashed and the mother board fried. I'm working off my laptop now but I don't have any photos on it to post. So now my computer is shot and my oven is still broken. Hmmm. What's next? Oh yeah, did I mention $850 in car repairs?????

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Thank you Grandma Sims
Thank you Aunt Lou
Thanks Ty, Jessica and Jasmine.

Thank you Uncle Ken.

Thanks Mom and Dad for the stuff that's not in the pictures. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa Cassel for the gift card.
Make a wish.

Got it. Yep, that last candle went out.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Adam is 13

I didn't have Adam this young, the picture came with him.


I now have FOUR teenagers!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Birthday 2

Rick took me to National Treasure 2 last night which was fitting because Nicholas Cage was also born Jan 7 but is two years younger.

I would LOVE to have the money he made from just this one movie!! I'd:
pay off the land we no longer own in GA
pay off the SUV
pay off Jeff's tution
pay for our adoption (we still owe $10,000!!!)
buy a bigger house
adopt a third child, probably Madoche

After the movie we went to Chili's but we split a meal because I'd eaten a ton of popcorn! (I didn't know we were going anywhere afterward)

All in all, a good day.

The kids are back to school today. The high school bus comes at 6:18 even though school doesn't start until 7:30. They need to use the buses for the other schools so the kids are there an hour early. The elementary bus comes at 6:50 and the middle school bus at 7:50.

Monday, January 7, 2008

My Birthday

Notable Events, January 7

I was born : )

In 1610, Galileo, using his primitive telescope, discovered the four major moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

In 1789, the first nationwide U.S. presidential election was held. The electors chosen by the voters unanimously picked George Washington as president and John Adams as vice president.

In 1927, commercial trans-Atlantic telephone service between New York and London was inaugurated.

In 1931, as the Great Depression was getting under way, a report to U.S President Herbert Hoover estimated that 4 million to 5 million Americans were out of work.


Unfortunately all the pictures from today have disappeared never to be seen again.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

January 1, 2008

Game cube. Ty's found a good partner.


Cornish hens on the grill.

Small skate park we found near our house. Everyone took skates, skateboards and scooters.

Jessica misjudges a turn.



Jessica and Kathy



Starting a new Tuco puzzle.

Popcorn to go with the movie.

Kabobs. The last ones were ham. These are steak.