Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A holiday highlight was having my brothers-in-law add a phone line, a cable line, and re-do the electrical outlets for our newly arranged office space downstairs. The guy who originally worked on the electrical system must have been smoking something illegal-half of the circuits from the panel weren't grounded, and the downstairs outlets were not wired correctly.

A Christmas highlight was seeing Benny and Carissa play together. Here they are trying to fit in Benny's sweet new ride.

On a personal note: AA, I realize UK called the other day (caller ID). You must have been traveling in a bad cell area-the recording was entirely cell phone static. I am assuming it was to touch base for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you-don't worry your card is coming. Remember, our household is comprised of 3 youngest children, and both adults are procrastinators by nature. If there was another msgg, let me know.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Random Photos Of The Day

With the news of the CO snowstorms, a bit of Steamboat powder sure would be tasty right about now!

Benny playing on MaMa's side of the bed.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Jenna got it right. We are putting in paperwork for Bennys sister in Korea. I had anticipated having the application in by now, but it's taking more time than originally thought. We are going through Holt.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Benny loves anything outdoors....grass, leaves, gumballs, bugs. You name it. He's all boy.

Our good friends Jason and Amanda have finally made it to China to pick up Emily. Click on their link to the right if you want to read some up-to date entries, and see some great pics of their journey.


Benny is just sitting by the mailbox, eager at the chance to give our mailman a wave and smile!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I detest paperwork.

Whether it's taxes, family stuff, business...I don't like paperwork. However, there are some bits of paperwork I love. Click on the top link at the right column, and you might understand where I am heading with this. We are filling out that paperwork tomorrow. Now, I love that paperwork!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I have so many buddies (you know who you are) that would appreciate this article from today's Denver Post.

Flatulence forces plane to land
By The Associated Press
Article Last Updated:12/06/2006 09:54:10 AM MST

Nashville, Tenn. - It is considered polite to light a match after passing gas. Not while on a plane.
An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning after a passenger lit a match to disguise the scent of flatulence, authorities said.
The Dallas-bound flight was diverted to Nashville after several passengers reported smelling burning sulfur from the matches, said Lynne Lowrance, spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority. All 99 passengers and five crew members were taken off and screened while the plane was searched and luggage was screened.
The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal a "body odor," Lowrance said.
She had an unspecified medical condition, authorities said.
"It's humorous in a way but you feel sorry for the individual, as well," she said. "It's unusual that someone would go to those measures to cover it up." The flight took off again, but the woman was not allowed back on the plane. The woman, who was not identified, was not charged in the incident.

Monday, December 04, 2006

OK, it's been awhile since my last posting. Here are a few pics from our trip to Tim & Kim's in Augusta. One is Benny crashed out on Aunt Kim, and the other is of Benny's cousin, Decker.

Things I have learned:

. If all is quiet at home, assume someone is guilty of something. I found Benny silently putting a jar of vaseline on himself from head to toe. The clothes are gone, but he has really shiny hair.
. If your child is lactose intolerant, don't experiment with whole milk (for 3 days).
. If you set out a glass ornament, it will get broken.
. If you set out a small, wooden nutcracker, it will get broken.
. If you set out another small, wooden nutcracker, it will get broken.
. If your kid gets a Tickle Me Elmo, he will continually push the button to make him talk and gyrate loudly.
. If your kid gets a Thomas The Tank sing along book, he will continually push the button to make it talk loudly.
. If your kid suddenly discovers DVD's, he will continually want you to have it playing. (doesn't happen).
. If your kid is watching DVD's, he will continually want Elmo and Thomas to be making their noises in the background.
. If your kid wants you to read Veggie Tales, Madam Blueberry for the 10th time in a row, chances are you haven't even got dressed for work yet.