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Month: May 2011

Blue cupcakes

Blue cupcakes

With so much packed into one month, it is easy to forget a thing or five.  That is why I was so glad when Jacob’s teacher emailed me and said … “we need to celebrate Jacob’s summer birthday”.  And I said … “why yes, yes we do”.  Although there are still about eight weeks until his actual birthday … it was fun to celebrate early. And what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes piled high with blue icing …….

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Just another manic May …

Just another manic May …

Here we sit.  May 28th.  I had to look up the date because I honestly had no idea what it was … it just seems this month has been unending!  I’m tired, my kids are tired … I even think the school bus sounded tired the other day.  Jacob told me they are learning about the ocean this month at school and have watched “Finding Nemo” and “Little Mermaid”.  Sounds to me like his teacher might be tired too.  🙂…

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I’m still here …

I’m still here …

With the exception of the night that Osama bin Laden was killed, we haven’t watched TV at our house since before we moved.  It wasn’t really in the plan to not watch TV … although I must admit that I LOVE that my children are outside a lot more … it just kind of happened.  We bought a new TV to go over the fireplace but it is still in the box as the family room isn’t quite finished.   Proving…

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If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals ….

If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals ….

Climb on the animals …   Yesterday I went to the zoo with Jacob’s class.  I helped herd a group of little boys around the exhibits.  This is not something for the faint of heart.   Little boys kind of act like monkeys at the zoo.  They run, jump and climb on any and every thing.  It was fun, but I was in serious need of a Route 44 about 2:00 in the afternoon.  Whew, that wore me out! We did…

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Thank you El Paso Energy …

Thank you El Paso Energy …

Saturday morning Bill declared that after 15 years of not attending the El Paso company picnic we were indeed going this year.  We went the first year we moved here … you know, back when we didn’t have kids and sports schedules and birthday parties and all manner of other things to do on Saturday afternoons.  Hard to imagine now those days where we woke up and wondered what we would do that day.  Anyway … back to the present…

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A list of sorts …

A list of sorts …

1.  BIG Bear didn’t work.  Jacob gave it a go but ended up in a pallet on the floor before the night was over.  Looks like Big Bear might be making the long trip back to Costco.   If you have any advice, feel free to pass it along.   2.  Baseball season ended on Friday night.  So enjoyed watching this boy play ball: 3.  We bought two rocking chairs for the front of our house.  We put one of them…

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Think Big, like REALLY BIG …

Think Big, like REALLY BIG …

Since we (still) have no kitchen, almost every Saturday since we have moved, Bill has loaded up the kids and taken them to Costco for lunch.  For reasons unknown to me, they think the $1.50 kosher hot dog and a drink deal make for good eatin’.  Granted, the price is right, but I’ve been perfectly content to slap some turkey between two pieces of bread and call it “tasty”. While at Costco, they do supplement their meal with a vast…

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Somebody get the girl a dog …

Somebody get the girl a dog …

Mothers Day was filled with so many of my favorite things.  After lunch we went to Hungry’s restaurant.  We have gone there for many, many years.  Moms get a free dessert and nothing says “Bring mama to us” like a free offer of their chocolate mousse cake!  After lunch we went to see the movie “Soul Surfer” which I HIGHLY recommend.  I loved it.  We followed that up with a family bike ride.  There were a few gifts … I…

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At least one of us looked good …

At least one of us looked good …

The week that we moved was long and hard.  We literally worked until very, very late and night and got up very, very early to go back to the old house to continue packing and cleaning.  Although the movers had taken almost everything (we thought), there were still several closets to be cleaned out, storage rooms, the garage, etc.  It was A LOT of work. The final walk through with the new owner was at 3:00 one afternoon.  We finished…

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Everything and the kitchen sink

Everything and the kitchen sink

Last night I started to write a post about the fun Royal Wedding watching party I went to on Friday but as I was starting to write it, we got a phone call saying “Turn on the TV .. Osama bin Laden is dead”.   “England, we’ll see your wedding and raise you a funeral” is what someone posted on facebook from the “Sarcasm Society”.   Big props to the special operation forces!  As George W. Bush said … “The fight against…

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