Thursday, February 28, 2008

Familes are so much F*U*N!!

I have several cute pictures I want to share if you will indulge me for a moment. Do you ever just think to yourself...being a mom is the best gig ever? Let's be honest, not everyday is one of those, but once in a while, you just think...YES, this is how it's supposed to be!! Anywho~ I digress. Patrick is really proud of his clean room...he worked really hard and David helped, too so here is a picture of it clean and dirty...TADA!!

Derek put on goggles in the tub tonight and cracked me up by tapping on them and then squirting water at them...what a character!

The vidiots, David and Ty, have spent the entire evening on D's bed hanging out and playing Pokemon.

Karen wouldn't let me get her face, so now she looks like our slave...clean faster woman!!
Dan is getting the bike ready to go...it is now insured, all he needs is valid plates and away he will go. Yes, it is that warm here...it was 83 today...please note that this temp is a record breaking high...it's not always that warm in Feb...even here!

And just to be fair, this is a picture that I took of myself a few weeks ago to prove that I actually DO exist...LOL! Have a great evening!
Love to all,
Kristy and the Man Crew

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No News is Good News, Right?!

To all of you who must think that we have fallen off of the planet recently, I want to say that we are alive and well down here in sunny NM. I have been a bad friend and a worse correspondent, and for that, I humbly apologize. On to the fun stuff! I found this little blurb in a post from a cyber-friend and I thought it was way too funny not to share so here it goes...a.socialization response about homeschooling~

When my wife and I mention we are strongly considering home schooling our children, we are without fail asked, "But what about socialization?" Fortunately, we found a way our kids can receive the same socialization that government schools provide.
On Mondays and Wednesdays, I will personally corner my son in the bathroom, give him a wedgie and take his lunch money.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, my wife will make sure to tease our children for not being in the "in" crowd, taking special care to poke fun of any physical abnormalities. Fridays will be "Fad and Peer Pressure Day." We will all compete to see who has the coolest toys, most expensive clothes and the loudest, fastest and most dangerous car.
Every day, my wife and I will adhere to a routine of cursing and swearing in the hall and mentioning our weekend exploits with alcohol and immorality. If our kids attempt to use the bathroom without permission, we will punish them immediately.
And we have asked them to report us to the authorities in the event we mention faith, religion or try to bring up morals and values." LOL isn't that funny??


Onward and upward, yesterday was Dan's birthday and we had cake with friends and just relaxed at home...it was very nice. I will post a pic of him with his gift when it arrives...hopefully today. He is now 33 and has promised not to play with electricity this year. He is hoping to bale to get the motorcycle on the road this week and that will be the other part of his gift...Zoom Zoom!

Lee and Marsha Bell sent me this pic of my parents this morning...aren't they cute? They are well and planning a visit soon, if we can figure out when Alec, Josh and Lauren, and Dolli are all coming. They don't want to interfere with anyone else's visit.


As for Dolli, soon...that's what she keeps saying...probably this weekend or next. The cat is gumming up the works and needs to get orders form the military to fly...is that goofy or what?!

Josh and Lauren will be here on March 20th for a full week of visiting glory, we are so excited!! Lauren and I will be going dress shopping and talking about the wedding and Josh will be rolling his eyes...LOL! I intend to stay up late visiting and playing cards all night. The boys have spring break that week so they can visit, too.

Alec insists that he will get here first, but that remains to be seen. Losing his phone in the huge snowstorm earlier this month put a dent in his travelling money. He is going to still try to "win" the race.

Jodi is at the top of my prayer list these days...that baby is trying to get out. She been having contractions for almost a week now and she's also having chest pains. I wish I was there to take care of her, but I will have to leave her in God's hands. That's the best place for her anyway.

The new semester finally started for the boys and they are doing better than I expected with the new time management option I am giving them. They are allowed to work when they want as long as it's finished at the appointed time. David has a weekly list to be done by Friday at 4pm and Pat has a daily list to be completed by 4 each day. We are still adjusting to it, but it seems to going well for them both.

Well, like always, this is much longer than I anticipated...maybe that's why no one reads it...no one has that much time...LOL! Anywho, Lost Boys, Mama K misses you so much. And, everyone else, I miss you, too!

Blessings and Hugs all around,
Kristy and the Man Crew





PS. Derek is always cute so here's a picture of him...he was playing nerf guns with David and Pat!


Friday, February 15, 2008

Dan has the Gift of Gifts!

Hello to all our friends and family, far and wide! Sorrry I haven't posted for a few weeks, I will try to do better in the future. Not much has been going on recently, due to the flu which my new charge brought over to us...we were thrilled. David, Pat, Karen and I were all down for at least a week...it was GREAT! Anyway, enough about that. We are all doing much better now and are back to our regularly scheduled life. School has resumed and we are finishing up the semester today...FINALLY! David is working as I write this...LOL! I am writing today about Dan. He is about the best gift giver I ever met. He pays attention to the little things I say about wanting this or that and tucks the info away for a rainy day. Yesterday, he came home with a new sewing machine for me...I was Stunned! I have been wanting one for several years since my last one laid down and died. Now I can finish the quilts I started whe D and P were toddlers! Now I can make curtains for our new home! Now I can make placemats, pillowcases and other pretty things! Now I can...mend Dan's jeans...hahaha! I am waiting for my "girl room" to set it up to stay, but I can keep it in my room for now and take it out whenever I have time to sew. I may just sew a few quilt squares tonight, just because I CAN! Thanks Dan, you Rock!! Just wanted to brag on my guy for a minute. I even took a picture of it so you can all see it. To the Lost Boys, I miss you more than words can express! Everyone else, same to you...I can't wait to visit...I'll be there this summer, if I have to walk with all three kids on my back, just so I can hug all my peoples again! To those who owe me a call, I'm waiting. To those whom I owe a call, I'm working on it, really I am! Feel free to send pics and such, they are treasured! Hug each other in my stead.
Love and Blessings to all,
Kristy and the Man Crew

PS. Well, the add a picture function isn't working right now, so I'll add the picture later. Sorry about that!
PSS. Now it's working...here they are!

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