Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween 2007

Hope this year has brought more treats than tricks!

We had a blast since Bug understood what "trick or treating" meant, and was SUPER excited to go!

Drama Mama....
well she was just along for the ride.
All she knew is she saw candy and would hold her "treet punkee" (treat pumpkin) up to everyone who passed by, (kids included) waiting expectantly for them to drop a treat for her.
We ended up going to the Whispering Pines Fire station to start off with. Bug had made plans to meet his best friend Buzz Lightyear (nicholas) there.
It was so crowded we never found each other (much to bugs extreme disappointment).
So we went back to our neighborhood and went trick or treating.
Here are a few pics of us getting ready to go, and then at the fire station.
as you can see...we have a "Steeler Fan" ..she is ready to GO! LOL....

And the 2 ruggies right before we leave...

Here we have a video of Bug saying his newest version of "trick or treat"....hmmmm wonder where he learned THAT from! LOL

in the car on the way to the fire station...

At the fire station.....waiting for pokey daddy to catch up....

I love the look on her face here....did someone pass gas? ar ar

Our hero spiderman....saving the fish at a time!

Here is drama Mama practicing her touchdown throw...

Bug is so excited to hit his first house he almost mowed down a group of older kids!

Trick or treat!!!

This ROCKS mom!

Lovin' her lolli....

Mommy and the ruggies headed to the next house....
mommy trying to keep up....
Daddy and the ruggies...
WHAT?!?! you mean we have to go HOME!! But I'm not done yet!!
All in all we had a lot of's such a TREAT for me to see the excitment in the kids!
Made ME want to run along and ring doorbells! :)

Much love from our family to yours!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Brad's Brother and his wife came to visit us last weekend, they were on their way to Florida to do some serious biking! :)

Bryan FINALLY got to meet his niece! We had a wonderful time catching up!

Here are a few pic's!

Uncle Bryan and Aunt Carla..

Aunt Carla and the drama mama...

Uncle, Auntie, drama mama, and bug!

Playing ball with Uncle Bryan...

You talkin' to me? What bobber? All i have is a ball...

You told mom about my bobber....Ill teach you!

Oh oh....I think its tag team...

It was WAY too short of a visit....we sure hope they come back soon now...ya hear! :)
Just 2 of many flowers growing in our yard...

Friday, October 26, 2007


I really don't need to say more.
I REALLY appreciate this video.
I hope you do to.
Check out where I got it.

and at a time I really needed it.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Getting ready for halloween..

We decided to carve our pumpkin last night.

It was actually Bug's 1st time carving one (that he can remember anyway)...and he was impressed....

until he realized he had to stick his hand IN the pumpkin to get the seeds out.


he was not impressed. all.

He made daddy do the dirty work. :)

See, he IS my child! LOL they popping the top,

and cleaning it out...

A few pictures of them "preparing"..

Daddy's little helper (he hasnt seen the seeds at this he ALL for it)

Eeeek....those slimy little buggers...

I will post the finished product tomorrow

Then Bug had a costume parade at his school.

He was VERY excited to get to wear his costume TO school..let alone ONTO the bus.....

alas, it rained....

My web-slinger! :)

And VIDEO of the "parade" was moved indoors due to the thunder storms.

Bug was so excited he almost ran into about 4 :p


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Drama Mama

My little monster....I had no idea I could love something SOOO darn much!

She is TRULY a blessing! :)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Goooooooo Steelers!

Showing our support...

We play Denver tonight. Should be a good game....

think we are ready???

2 of the cutest fans around! :)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday Funnies


The Dress

Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement
-- not even her parents' nasty divorce. Her mother had found the PERFECT dress
to wear and would be the best dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!

A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new wife had
bought the exact same dress! Jennifer asked her to exchange it, but she refused.
"Absolutely not. I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing it,"
she replied.

Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, "Never mind sweetheart. I'll get
another dress. After all, it's your special day." A few days later, they went
shopping and did find another gorgeous dress.When they stopped for lunch,
Jennifer asked her mother, "Are you going to return the other dress? You really
don't have another occasion where you could wear it."

She just smiled and replied, "Of course I do, dear. I'm wearing it to the
rehearsal dinner!"



Subject: What my mother taught me

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning." (amen to THAT!)

2. My mother taught me RELIGION
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC .
" Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT .
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY .
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM ..
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA .
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE . (one of my fav's! :)
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .
"Stop acting like your father!" *snickers*

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION
"Just wait until we get home." (heard THIS one all the time!)

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING
"You are going to get it when you get home!" (goes quite nicley with #17)

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE .
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck thatway."

19. My mother taught me ESP .
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR .
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me"

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me about WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand ." (ohhhh, and do I!)

And my favorite:

25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE .
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you" (gee, thanks mom! :)



1.. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought
he was God and I didn't.

2.. I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

3.. I Work Hard Because Millions On Welfare Depend on Me!

4.. Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them.

5.. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

6.. Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

7.. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me

8.. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

9.. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.

10.. I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing.

11.. Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

12.. NyQuil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning

13.. God must love stupid people; He made so many.

14.. The gene pool could use a little chlorine.

15.. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

16.. Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

17.. Being "over the hill" is much better than being under it!

18.. Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I grew

19.. Procrastinate Now!

20.. I Have a Degree in Liberal Arts; Do You Want Fries With that?

21.. A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

22.. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance

23.. Stupidity is not a handicap. Park elsewhere!

24..They call it PMS because MadCow Disease was already taken.

25..He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless dead.

26..A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three thousand
times the memory.

27..Ham and eggs. A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment
for a pig.

28.. The trouble with life is there's no background music.

29.. The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.

30.. I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.


AND LAST....But CERTAINLY not least.....

How to tell you are NOT Mom's favorite!...

TTFN! and TGIF! :):)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

To my Son and Daughter...

*Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry,

and pick you up and take you to the park to play.

*Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink,

and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.

*Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and

sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.

*Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you

scream and whine for the ice cream truck ..and I will buy you one if he comes by.

*Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be when you grow

up, or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.

*Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand

over you trying to fix them.

*Just for this afternoon, I will take us to McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal

so you can have both toys.

*Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how

you were born and how much I love you.

*Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not get angry.

*Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and

count all the stars.

*Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and miss my favorite TV shows.

*Just for this evening, when I run my finger through your hair as you pray, I will

simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given.

*I will think (and pray) about the mothers And fathers who are searching for their missing

children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their children's graves instead

of their bedrooms, and mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their

children suffer senselessly, and screaming inside that they can't handle it anymore.

*And when I kiss you good night I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer.

It is then, that I will thank God for you, and ask Him for nothing, except...

one more day .............

Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Funnies


We shall start with a little video...


I was driving with my three young children one warmsummer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up andwaved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom! That lady isn't wearing aseat belt!'

A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of thejar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-olddaughter to answer the phone. 'Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle.'

A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself inthe women's locker >room. When he was spotted, the room burst intoshrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The littleboy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'

It was the end of the day when I parked my police van infront of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake,was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me 'Is that a dog yougot back there?' he asked. It sure is,' I replied. Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the backof the van. Finally he said, 'What'd he do?'

A little girl had just finished her first week ofschool. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can'tread, I can't write and they won't let me talk!'

A little boy opened the big family bible. He wasfascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, somethingfell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What hesaw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. 'Mama,look what I found, ' the boy called out. 'What have you got there, dear?' With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered,'I think it's Adam's underwear!'

FOR ALL MOMMIES OUT THERE...this is for you!

A man came home from work and found his three
children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in
the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn
all around the front yard.

The door of his wife's car was open, as was the
front door to the house and there was no sign of the
Proceeding Into the entry, he found an even bigger
mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw
rug was wadded against one wall.
In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a
cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with
toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast
food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was
open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a
broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile
of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys
and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He
was worried she might be ill, or that something
serious had happened.
He was met with a small trickle of water as it made
its way out the bathroom door.
As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap
and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet
paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared
over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the
bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the
bed in her pajamas, reading a novel.
She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day
went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What
happened here today?'
She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day
when you come home from work and you ask me what in
the world I do all day?'

'Yes,' was his incredulous reply.
She answered, ' Well, today I didn't do it.'

Now THIS is GREAT!!!

A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an
attractive woman waving at him.
She says hello He's rather taken aback because he
can't place where he knows her from So he says,
"Do you know me?" To which she replies, "I think
you're the father of one of my kids."

Now his mind travels back to the only time he has
ever been unfaithful to his wife and says,
"My God, are you the stripper from my bachelor party
that I made love to on the pool table with all my
buddies watching while your partner whipped my butt
with wet celery???"

She looks into his eyes and says calmly..........
"No, I'm your son's teacher."

And Last but not Least....

Happy Halloween to all you pumpkin lovers!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Birthday Video's and Pictures

We left for Virginia on friday around 11...

but not before we had a chance to celebrate Bug's birthday with his kindergarten class...

Oh hey...wait a minute *proud moment here*

Look what I did! :)

It says "Happy 5th Birthday Samuel"....

Here is a closer shot ..

Here he is with them all...

Isn't he just a cutey pa-tootie! ;)

Here is a video of the class singing to him ...*what a ham*

And one of my *new* all time fav video's! These kiddo's are ADORABLE!

And we are finally off *hitting the road jack* as Bug would say.


Here is his cake this year....

And a shot of outside where the party was mostly...
The jumper bug got from his uncle for his birthday! (thanks SOOO much!)
One of my VERY good friends Amber and her daughter Ava..

Isn't she a DOLL?!?! *sigh* I could look at her ALL day!
Here is Hannah...she was sooooooo cute!
The older kids jumping...(bug also got a trampoline...thanks Nana!)

Here we are singing...

Cake?...piglet? :P

Ice cream anyone?

These 2 cracked me up!!! Matthew (Josh's son) and Joshua (Hannah's brother)

A HUGE thanks to Josh who shared his birthday with his nephew..

I could eat her up!! Where is my spoon?

Presents time!!

Alright a football....GO Steelers!

A bike too.....can we say spoiled?
I wish she were a present! :) :p Amber??

She had everyone in stitches....what a DOLL!
Poor grandma all tuckered out. I couldn't resist. I think she looks BEAUTIFUL and so peaceful!~

A video of the kids playing in the water....they were SO adorable.

Had enough?? ha ha

Here is one last video of the kids playing in bubbles!

We had a wonderful party and a HUGE thank you to all that made it soooo much fun!!

Happy 5th birthday BUG!