Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!

My best friend Ashley turns 26 on December 1st! We have been friends our whole lives, literally. Well, I guess her whole life. She is 18 months younger than me and my parents took me to see her the day she came home from the hospital. We have some very funny stories and some very fun memories. We got to celebrate her birthday early since we were all home for Thanksgiving, but once again, I have no pics. to show for it bc/of my camera issues. (hint, hint...Gere.) Anyway, I wish you a Happy Happy Birthday Ashley! I hope you have a great day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had our Thanksgiving feast at school and I helped my students make their pilgrim hats and collars. They were super cute. I would love to post pictures, but I'm not sure about the rules for that. So instead I will just post the pic. of me from my Thanksgiving feast when I was young. I found this picture when I went home to visit my Dad. While I was there, I decided to make some turkey cookies for friends and family to snack on.

Congratulations Sailor!

This is long overdue, but better late than never.

My Dad and I went to Chicago for my brother's graduation. He had completed basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Station. My dad is retired now, so he drove and I flew. (me flying all by myself is a story in itself. I made it though and did not have any panic attacks, yeah me!)

It was a such a neat experience to see the sailors marching, saluting, etc. We are very proud of Carter and couldn't believe how distinguished he looked in his uniform. I will say however, that I had no idea what to expect when we got there and I was blind-sided by the seriousness of it all. I really know very little about the military and cried for almost 3 weeks after we left him. All of the new recruits were very solemn and "conformed", so to speak. He has tons and tons of rules and everything has to be done exactly right. I guess the discipline is a good thing, but I wanted to rescue him instead, ha! He is in Pensacola, Fl now training and I think it is much better. He will get his orders soon and there is no telling where he will be stationed, so please keep him in your prayers. He is going to be fine I know, I'm just being my normal self and worrying about my lil brother.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I am going to post again soon. I've been in a blogging rut lately and our lives just cannot seem to settle down lately. Plus, our 4th camera is broken. Not sure why I am surprised considering I keep buying the cheapest digital camera they sell at Walmart. If I added it up, I could probably afford professional photography equipment by now. Ha, anyway, as soon as I get that squared away, I will get to posting. Be back soon! :)