Thursday, June 19, 2008

wish we were there

we sure do wish we were at fentons with you tonight, filling our tummies with crab salad sandwiches and black and tans. eat enough for us and enjoy your birthday!
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Sunday, June 15, 2008


I hope you had a relaxing, meeting free, Father's Day.
Tiger even threw in a little excitement for you today.
We miss you and love you and think your the best dad and grandpa ever.
You are a great example to my family, and you have always led me in the right direction.
Thanks for all the good advice.
Thanks for not killing me when I was a teenager.
Thanks for accepting my husband even when you thought he was too old for me.
Thanks for coming to my high school on my 16th birthday to say "sorry".
Thanks for always pushing me to be better.
Thanks for being such a great dad.
I think you must be pretty good at it. You did raise 5 awesome kids.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

dear grandma and grandpa,

i can't wait to show you my zoolander face (lip pucker like a male model)
and all the funny positions i fall asleep in
and show you how i try so hard to sit up like a big boy
how hard i laugh at my dad
and how cute i am when i smile.
i'm counting down the days until i can show off all this cuteness.
love, baby boss

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Snake Encounter

On Tuesday I had Kathy Sandoval over for lunch and to watch a movie. After the movie was over I wheeled her into the den to show her some pictures on our blog. We were in there for maybe 10 min. When I wheeled her back down the hall a black thing on the floor caught my eye - my first thought was Landon left his tie laying on the floor. Then it moved! It was a black snake slithering down the hallway. YIKES! I am so freaked out by snakes. I wasn't sure what to do. I certainly couldn't take Kathy back home and not know where the snake went. John was gone and Landon wasn't home yet from school. I wheeled Kathy into the living room and kept my eye on the snake making its way slowly down the hall. I opened the front door thinking as soon as Landon's carpool pulled up I would dash out to ask for volunteers to get the snake (in case Landon wasn't up for it). I saw John's truck in the driveway - but I knew he had met Barry at the house to go see a job so I thought he was in Barry's truck. I called John's cell and THANKFULLY he had just gotten home and was in the office. He came into the house with a golf club laughing - he got the snake outside. When I questioned how far away he was going to take him he said don't worry. A few minutes later Kathy and I heard hacking and chopping sounds. GROSS! Why am I the one that has all the snake encounters?!! But John was my hero - I am not sure I could have done what needed to be done. It's been about 17 years since my run in with the snake in the kitchen - hopefully it will be at least that long before I see one in the house again - if ever.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The braces have come off!

This is Landon 2 years ago right before he got his braces -look how much he's changed!
This morning with braces -

This afternoon without braces - isn't he handsome!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

in case you didn't miss him

our happy smiling baby gets more and more fun all the time.

we just might end up being that weird family with the 15 passenger van and the 11 children.

being parents is the best.