Friday, October 31, 2008

Family Visit

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the blogs on my families visit you can go check out our family blog at I will be posting the vacation blogs there:)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Quick Update

It's a couple of hours before my family leaves.....we took over 2000 pictures and had tons of fun. I have many adventures to blog about...I'll be busy this weekend blogging...and oh yeah writing that 8 page term paper on Computer Piracy I have been blowing off!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Eve of the Eve of the Arrival....

Ok so my entire family will be here in less than 48 hours....for two weeks....this is the most time that we will have spent together since I got married 19 years ago....and there are several new additions to two son in laws, one daughter in law, and one boyfriend we have nicknamed the meat man (long story:)), and seven grandchildren.

We have grown and changed and most of us are grown ups:) I really am looking forward to it...with a little tiny bit of anxiety. After all we have grown and changed and we are all at different points in our lives. My youngest sister is single and dating the meat man, my middle two siblings are married and have children who have not yet begun school yet, and I have of which is getting ready to graduate from high school. My parents have raised us (did a pretty good job if I do say so) and have moved on to enjoy peace and quiet in their home once again.They say they miss their grandchildren....but we have all heard the phrase absence makes the heart grow fonder....wonder if it applies in this case?

Rick washed and waxed both vehicles in anticipation of their arrival.....and of course there was a torrential down pour on the way to work today so they are both a little dirty:) Griswold luck at its finest....

That's another point...individually we all possess the "griswold factor" it was handed down to us by Crazy Jim (my dad's nickname). So can you imagine the proportions of Griswoldness we will have to endure as we all inhabit the same small Pacific Island? It's frightening I tell ya!

My house is freshly painted....such lovely colors...thanks to my wonderful husband. The kids rooms may get clean before their grandparents get here....or at least they may manage to stuff things away to make them look's ok, we are staying at the Barbers Point Beach cottages for two weeks so my parents will only do a small tour of the house....and hopefully will not open any doors:)

I am suppose to be cleaning now....but there is no one home and I just want to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet for a while. My friends so much has happened since August I don't even think there is any way I could catch you up.....even if I understood what transpired myself.

Well I am off to do my chores.....

Friday, October 10, 2008

I Think I Might Enjoy this....

As you all know I was not looking forward to the whole cheerleading deal.....but I have to say its not as bad as I thought it would be...

Here is a picture of Becca and I before Britt's game... see the tiger prints on her much school bad she goes to another school!

Here is Britt and her mini me Netta.

I would love to show you all some pictures of Josh in his uniform but he is not as interested in posing as Britt is. My whole family will be here next week, maybe he will let me take a picture then.

Going to the games is now a family event. We take dinner our chairs and prepare to stay for the long haul. I figure I mine as well enjoy it...I have to do it for another 7 years.....

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My apologies....

To my readers...I have truly been MIA for quite some time now....

My husband returned from deployment, the kids are in school full swing, and I have left my preschool and started a new job. Things have been absolutely crazy and we have been going through numerous transitions as a family all at the same time. It has pretty much taken all my focus and energy to navigate through these my apologies to all who have come to visit and found the same stale posts staring you in the face.

Let's start with the return of I type this Zman is declaring that it just sucks that his Dad just came home and now they are making him have duty...yeah I pretty much agree with that one Zman:) The return was nice and I will post the pictures in the next couple of days.

I missed you all and promise to be more active in sharing my wonderful life with you:)