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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Happy birthday to all the September babies in our family. It starts with Bob's mom-Mrs. Rease, then Uncle Greg, then Joseph, then Junior, then me, then Bob, then Todd, then Seth. Am I missing anyone??? I always loved the 6-8-10-12 thing. Just wish we could have one great big party with a huge cake and lots of food. I miss you guys.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I just read the blog from my mom and as I did, I had the funniest picture pop in my head-- Mom tied with a bungee cord to the house to keep her from falling off the deck that has no rails--the cord snapping and my mom falling in the pool and flopping around like a fish outta water for fear she may drown!! (and those people that know me best know that I have this thing when people fall-- I laugh my butt off At least the people at the bank wouldnt be able to see that series of unfortunate events unfold thanks to the fence. Oh to be a horse fly on the that deck post should that happen. And by the way change is wonderful and whenI come home I'll help you re-arrange the bathroom!! Watch out Bob. And he thought it was bad when we ripped the carpet up on the stairs and in the hall. He He He!! On the other handI am NOT-- do you hear me NOT ready for fall. Now don't misunderstand me, I love fall. But I love the sounds of my kids screaming (go figure) in the pool. Well I guess I should say --but I love the joyous sounds of laughter and squeeling with delight from my children as they play pleasantly in the cool, calm waters in the swimming pool. But again, those who know me best know my kids would be SCREAMING-- HEY MOM WATCH ME JUMP OFF THE DIVING BOARD--HEY MOM DID YOU SEE ME DIVE OFF THE DIVING BOARD--HEY MOM CAN WE HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT--HEY MOM . . . . . . . . .
Now as I sit and write this, I have the windows open, and I too am listening to the sounds of the Cricketts--Not sure if we have those other things (cicadas) here. And I have on long sleeves because its COLD. Now the official first day of autumn is still a couple weeks away so I should technically still have temps in the 90's -- just where I LOVE IT!! And the kids should never start school until the day after Labor Day. Thats when Kelly and I went to school and I turned out fine-(oh it was Kelly that started it!! Rease and Helena, thank your mom for the entire United States now starting school in AUGUST)
Well I have a cake to decorate and a kitchen full of cake stuff--and ha the cake has strawberries on it oh a sign of SUMMER!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

First Day Of School

Today, August 12, 2009. The first day of school for the girls. Last night was the adventure of preparing all the clothing necessary for the daunting task of the "BIG DAY". Alicia-- the hunt was on for the perfect pair of khakis. Oh my word. We went to every (did I say every?) store in Fayette County searching for them. We were able to complete our mission successfully and she was prepared for today. Sarah, Hope, and Erica were much easier to dress, although we had to find everything and it had to be perfect. But getting everyone to bed and to sleep was the real challenge. After a summer full of late bedtimes and sleeping in until their eyes decided to open, going to bed early (and actually falling asleep) and waking up at dawns early light was a little bit--lets say-- difficult. But the little and big troppers prevailed and were wide eyed and bushy tailed at 6:15 this morning. They were up and at em--excited to reunite with old friends, meet new friends, and get to know their teachers.
I must say it was really weird not waking Christian up to get ready for school. His adventure begins next week!!
All in all today was a wonderful day for Alicia, Sarah, Hope and Erica. They had great stories of their "first day of school". Everything from the bus ride, to lunch, to special classes, to who is in their classes, to coming home with thousands of papers to fill out.
Lets pray that tomorrow is as easy as today.

But as for me, it always saddens me--this day called "the first day of school. I miss the homeschooling days. (But don't tell anyone--LOL)

Sunday, May 17, 2009


What an adventure! A few months ago Rease mailed Erica a letter. It was about Flat Stanley. Flat Stanley is a boy that became flat when a bulletin board fell on him. He was mailed in an envelope to California to see his friend. Rease mailed him to us so she can learn about Kentucky. Erica took Stanley to school with her for a day and then he mostly hung out on the fridge so he wouldn't get lost. Well, being the procrastinating person I am, I decided it was time to mail him back to Rease. So I took Stanley to Keeneland today and took his picture on the welcome sign. Then I had to go to Rite-Aid and get him developed. When the photos were complete, I was making sure they were ok and was chatting with the photo man about the importance of these photos. The man to my right said "Oh yeah, I know Flat Stanley." I figure Flat Stanley has made his way around!! Well, as my sweet loving sister proclaimed to my mom, "WHY DID YOU MAIL HIM TO JENNY??? Why didn't you send him to Donna. " (I guess my procrastination is no secret) . I am now returning Stanley first thing in the morning to Westside Intermediate School so Rease will finally have her turn to tell her classmates about Stanley's visit to Lexington, KY.Now to get Erica to write that letter.........

Sunday, May 10, 2009


This is for you mom! Last night we had a nice little "chat" and I told you I would create a blog and guess what? I DID!!
So I dedicate this blog to you. As I sit here and ponder this new thing to me called blogging, I want to thank you for encouraging me to do this. You have always been such an encouragement and inspiration to me. With today being "Mother's Day" it is a great opportunity for me to thank you for being such a wonderful mother to me. Thank you for the gift of life. I love you so very much and I am glad that God chose you to be my mother. I could not have asked for a more perfect person to raise me. I reflect on my life and I know I would not be the person I am today if not for your influence and guidance. I miss you so much and if I could pick the perfect Mother's Day gift for myself, it would be to be home celebrating today with you. I hope you have a wonderful day because you deserve it!