Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday Pictures

I have a few pictures to share and catch up with and now seems like a perfect time to do it. I know my Aunt Anne in California digs it when I do this because this is how she can see my kids grow. On the special occasions I speak with her, she always tells me how it tickles her to see these kind of posts. Hi, Aunt Anne!

I apologize for missing out on one picture sequence. Neighbor Greg decided yesterday to do The Diet Coke and Mentos Challenge. When The Man heard this, his eyes literally lit up and he got all excited. We all met out in front of our homes for the demonstration. I believe it was a one liter bottle of diet coke that he used. We were all backed up a respectable distance and waiting on the show. Neighbor Greg dropped a hand full of mentos in the bottle and backed up quickly. A geyser of coke shot up about 6 feet. Wow. This awe inspiring event only lasted a few seconds, but it was very cool. Neighbor Debbie and I agreed it was redneck entertainment at its finest. I, of course, made the comment that was perfectly good waste of diet coke (that's mine and The Man's favorite beverage). Neighbor Debbie started laughing and told her husband, "See? I TOLD you she would say that!" You should really try this some time. Kids love it and men (especially submarine nukes) do, too.

Now, on to the pictures I've been withholding from you!

Makenna had her choir concert Thursday evening. The teacher also had them do an instrumental and she chose the xylophone. This was Aunt Lu's instrument in high school, so this tickled her to hear.

This is Makenna goofing around when she thought I wasn't taking a picture.

Friday, The Man and I went to The Boy's school to have Thanksgiving lunch with him. It was a great time. This is one of my favorite shirts The Boy is wearing. "Good looks run in the Family."

Not crazy about me being in pictures, but I can't very well delete me from their lives growing up over my insecurities, now can I? I really like this picture of us.

Earlier that morning, Lu and her family stopped on their way to Miami. They're taking a 7 day cruise. This is my girls' first cruise and they were so excited. Can't say I blame them! We ate breakfast together and I got to see my people in my town!!! Lu and her girls have been the ones to come visit us on a regular basis and I just love her for it. They're stopping in on their way back home next Saturday and I can't wait to hear how the trip went! (Hard to believe they're twins, isn't it? But they are! I was there in the delivery room when they were born and was the first to hold them!)

I've taken quite a few pictures recently, but realized you really don't want to see them all and some were of The Project. I can't share The Project pictures for a while yet. Makenna and The Man are off on an adventure today that I'm sure I'll be sharing with you in the next couple of days. By the way, is it just me or has this year just flown by? Thanksgiving already? That means we put the tree up this week!!


Anonymous said...

Our tree will be going up after the Dec. 05 event in my life. I get to sit on my big backside and supervise this year - HEAVEN HELP US! I've always felt the same way about myself in pictures but then decided at some point that I couldn't just delete myself from HRH's life because of my insecurities and even if/when I do get to be a lean, trim, healthy mama again; she's still going to look back and remember how things were. NO CHANGING THAT FACT! And besides that, Miss Hope, you've still got it going on, girlfriend!!!

Mamacita (Mamacita) said...

"Not crazy about me being in pictures, but I can't very well delete me from their lives growing up over my insecurities, now can I?"

Thank you. I really needed to hear that! You have NO IDEA!!!

Also? My family loves Steve Spangler's Mentos Geyser, too. We even signed up for his Experiment of the Week so we would get a free experiment in my email every week. They're awesome and the kids love them.

Again, thank you for that sentiment about the pictures. You really struck a chord with me, and I needed that.

AndreaLeigh said...

Love seeing the pics, and you look beautiful as always. this from the girl who deletes any bad picture of herself. my mom gets real mad when i do that to her camera. lol.

Busy Texas Dee said...

Hey lady add me to your blog list. I just signed up and am trying to figure this thing out. Love you Dina

The family said...

What the heck is THE PROJECT... the anticipation is killing me.

Mamacita- we LOVE Steve Spangler too. We did an entire science fair project about how temperature affected the height of the geyser.

Jill AKA busymom said...

Our VBS last year had the soda geyser in it and it was a hit. I am debating being in more pictures myself....after I become a pro at photo editing:)

Monogram Queen said...

I love your pics and so glad to "see" you finally!!! You crack me up.
It's fun to see you "look" like you write. Michelle does too. I've been surprised a time or two though