Thursday, August 28, 2008
After seeing Uisce's post about recent word searches that brought people to his blog, I was suddenly curious about mine. I haven't checked my blog stats in a long time, so I decided what the heck and looked. Here are the 10 most recent searches that brought people to my blog...
-change sheets, top bunk
-tick bites photos
-tick bites photo
-working wife tired
-tick bite bump
-best wife & mom awards
-pictures of tick bites
and here's my favorite...
-nasty wife photos
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It's been a few weeks since I posted on "Tackle it Tuesday"
This week I'm posting a "tackle" that we did last weekend (because I forgot to post it last Tuesday, oops!)
Our garbage disposal stopped working, and a few days after that, it literally fell off! So, we bought a new one, and Joe set to work replacing it. This forced us to clear out everything under the kitchen sink. After doing so, Joe realized that the board under it was warped and needed replaced, so he cut a new board, made a frame to support it and installed the new garbage disposal. Then I covered the board w/ marble patterned contact paper to help protect it a little from moisture, and then I set to work going through all the crap that was under the sink, and reorganized it so that it was somewhat tidy and useful and easy to get to things. I forgot to take a "before" picture, but rest assured it was a cluttered, full messy cabinet. Now, here's the "after"...
Monday, August 25, 2008
Getting this posted late in the day, but here goes...
Monday: Salisbury Steak
Tuesday: Smoked Sausage Scramble
Wednesday: Crispy Deli Wraps
Friday: Pizza/Family night
Saturday: Stir Fry w/ smoked sausage (if any is left from Tues)
Sunday: Chicken dish of some sort?
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I think we rode the log flume ride at least 10 times throughout the day...they loved it!
We did have one incident. (well, actually 2 incidents if you count my nephew tripping and scraping up his knee on the way up to the ticket booth). But part-way through the day, I had finally talked my nephew into going on one of the milder roller coasters. He had been saying from the start that he didn't want to ride anything that was too fast or went upside down. I assured him this one didn't go upside down and that it wasn't quite as fast as some of the others. So, we get on the rollercoaster, and all is going well, he loved it and then on the very last big hill we are going up, up, up, stop. Sit. Still stopped. Everyone starts looking at each other. Yep, the rollercoaster broke down with us almost at the top of the hill. We all sat there looking around and eventually an employee came running down the field alongside the ride and tried to fix the problem at the control box, but it didn't work. So he had to call his manager, and his manager's manager. About 20 minutes later the other 2 manager show up and tell us that they are going to have to get everyone out! So here we are on the uphill side of a big hill of the rollercoaster, and we have to climb out and walk down the hill of the coaster. So, the 2 manager guys helped everyone climb out and down one-by-one. After they got me down, I snapped a picture of them getting the boys down.
I wish I could have gotten a better picture and more of the surroundings, it is hard to see exactly what was going on in the pic, and just how high up we were. On the other side was a straightdown drop-off. Luckily they had the railing on the side we had to walk down. Getting out was a tall step down (even for me, and I have long legs!). When the guys helped me down I had one set of hands on my butt and the other had his arms wrapped tightly around my waist. Felt like saying "Nice to meet you too." lol
Once everyone was down, they led us through the nearby patch of trees and back out to the rest of the park. They gave each of us an "exit pass" that we could use on one ride of our choice to go in the exit and get immediately on a ride without waiting in line. So, that was nice, at least! Brendan and Tyler had been wanting to ride Thunder River, which typically has a 2-hr wait, so I said let's go! It was awesome to just walk right up and get on with no wait. And the boys ended up LOVING that ride! So, I'm really glad we did it. Even if I did get EXTREMELY SOAKED on it, with water waves gushing in and straight down my back into my shorts! lol Three hours later my clothes, shoes, socks, etc were still very wet! I couldn't wait to get home and peel off those wet clothes. Next time I'll bring a change of dry clothes so I don't have to drive home wet!
All in all it was a fun day, and both Brendan and Tyler said they had so much fun (and I did too).
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Here's part of our yard, with the tree swing and the swingset/clubhouse.
The wood pile.
The path leading from the edge of our yard into the rest of our woods.
Fresh deer track in a muddy part of the path on the way to our creek.
At the end of the path is our part of the creek.
Adam thought this would be a good skipping rock because it is flat, but he could barely lift it, let alone skip it on the water. lol
So, that is a brief "tour" of our yard/property. I pass this challenge on to anyone else that wants to do it. If you do, let me know so I can come see your pictures!
Monday, August 04, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
Thank you Carolyn for the award!!!
Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
Now my turn to nominate 7 others for the award (trying not to repeat some Carolyn and others already did!):
6. Uisce: Whiskey Talking (I know, I know, you don't do these sorts of things, but I just didn't feel right leaving you out. lol)
7. Deanna: Run Dude, Run (don't know if you do this sort of thing either, but didn't want to leave you out either. lol)