Monday, October 27, 2008


nice to know we never grow too old for games. i've been tagged (actually twice...but who's counting. i was just tooo slow to post my tag so i'll do it now)


So here are the rules if I tag you…

1. Link to the person that tagged you.

• already done (both april and kerry are linked)

2. Post the rules on the blog.

• ta-daah

3. Write six random facts about yourself.

• i can totally make a face that looks just like the grinch. seriously.
• sonic diet biggest weakness
• the guys at satco know me by name
• i still crack my knuckles
• i have kissed the host of the bachelor (ok, we were 9...but it counts)
• at one point in my life i could jump my own height

(wow. i didn't realize i was so boring)

4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
(i'm tagging some cool blogs that i love drooling over....because i don't have 6 friends)
creative thursday
mintandsage (go to their website pics)
my sister-in-law
my friend martha
another mom friend sonya

5. Let each person know they have been tagged.

• i'll try

6. Let the taggers know when your entry is up.

• okey-dokey

Monday, October 20, 2008

cry baby

for spirit week at school the kids all wore jerseys....of course ben had to wear one too even though he was just staying home with me.

he cried...maybe it's because he didn't get to go to school with the big kids...or maybe it's because he was wearing a Chiefs jersey.

sorry honey.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

these boots are made for...

running the mile apparently.

the last day before fall break sarah dressed for school in boots for their class fall party...totally forgetting that she had gym (and why would i keep track of that, it's not like i'm her mom...)

i was stopped by the gym teacher in the hall after the party...she told me to ask sarah what she did today. immediately my mind raced with "uh-oh" and she just laughed and said, "no, it's not bad, just ask her"

so i did.

she had to run the her boots.

she did it was no big deal. i guess there is a little texas blood in her.

that's my girl.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


it's called music city for a reason. tonight we got free tickets to a concert...i thought it was just a choir concert (no offense choir people) but it was so much more.

it was the 25th anniversary celebration of michael w. smith with MANY guests including 3 american idol favorites (phil stacy, melinda doolittle and jordin sparks) plus wynonna judd - she was great and definitely owned the stage! ricky skaggs and amy grant....

i was extremely surprised by the music...i felt pretty cool until....this happened.

we had great seats, down front...very cool. after phil stacy sang rob said outloud to his friend sitting next to him, "wow, that was great. makes me wish i would have voted for him on american idol..." ha-ha.

we were sitting DIRECTLY behind phil stacy's wife. duh.


and for a side note, we ate dinner afterwards (we HAD to, we had a sitter....woo-hoo) and i saw kelly pickler!!! i wanted to jump up and take our picture together to boost my blog rating but i didn't react quickly enough. if you don't jump and take advantage of the moment at the time or recognizing a famous person you immediately drop from fan to "weird person staring at famous person."

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

silence is golden...

sarah had her fist violin workshop over the weekend. i remember a few from when i was young, they were fun (mostly because i didn't know too many songs so i got to run around a lot)...but i was a little worried that it would be too much of a good thing for her (like stuffing your mouth with marshmellows...they taste good one at a time but too many and you just gag.)

anyway, she loved it...all of it. wow. surprised me!

here is one of the reasons / teachers...not your typical teaching style. it may seem weird to you but after being told over and over what to do and what not to do (by me or rob of course) this teacher just walked up, said nothing and just started 'doing'....and they followed along better than they had all day.

yes, he eventually talked...and laughed...i just thought sitting there, observing the kids, how amazing it was that the kids just set up and jumped right in (and i didn't even have to boss anyone woo-hoo!)

sarah's actual teacher set up the entire workshop and it wasn't until saturday at lunch that all the parents realized we did NOTHING to help...she didn't ask us to bake cookies or anything and the whole workshop was unbelievably organized (so there's your first hint that i didn't help). wow again.

if you can't pick out sarah she is on the far left in the brown shirt - you know, the cute one.