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Saturday, November 1, 2008


This is what boredom looks like...Nothing to do, no where to go, no money to spend, and a sister who's gone. Poor, poor, pitiful girl. (Actually, she is enjoying this!! ;)

**In case you're wondering...she's watching Hannah Montana 3D - YUCK!!

Happy Halloween???

It could be because of the cold, the fact that the kids are getting older, or that Lana wasn't home, but last night turned out to be an anti climatic Halloween. Kaylee, Garrett and I started the night at the church's Hallowest festival. As we walked up to the festivities, Garrett pulled his costume off realizing that it was crowded - with a lot of adorably costumed children...young children. Garrett played on a few inflatables while Kaylee and I hung out in the cold looking for a familiar face (never found one :). After 45 minutes or so, we decided to try for a change of pace and went to the bf's baseball game. Another bitter cold activity. Kaylee and I finally succumbed to mother nature and joined the bf's parents in the car to watch, while Garrett claimed his stake at the concession stand - 1/2 price on everything! Garrett played for a couple of hours, we chatted and watched. Then the game ended, we went home, and the kids fell into bed. The end. No trick-or-treating, no candy, no major excitement. Is this what Halloween is for us now?

Happy (or not) promised here are the pics of Lana and Garrett's costumes. Kaylee was too dignified to dress up (LOL)

Friday, October 31, 2008

After the daily nagging phone calls, I was worn down and finally voted today. It's not that I am disinterested in politics (quite the contrary) or that I didn't want to do my civil was actually a result of pure laziness this past year. We have been in Asheville for over a year, and moved once since here, but neither Robbie or I have changed our drivers licenses - which means that we never updated our voter registration. As I missed the deadline, I accepted the fact that I wouldn't be able to vote. Then came the daily calls...the incessant nagging from the parents insisting that I find a way to vote. So, I did. And you know what? It was incredibly simple. One-stop registration and voting. Not only did I get to update my registration and vote, I voted early...and was in and out in 20 minutes. I must say that the volunteers working made the process a breeze. Let this be my nagging to all out there...GO VOTE!

**Disclaimer: Potential voters who are leaning towards or are planning to vote anything other than the Obama/Biden ticket need not register, change registration, nor take part in this general election (LOL...just kidding - unless you're my dear hubby who kept getting misinformation on how to change his registration. Don't know how that could have happened - OOPS!!).

Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


What do 2 dirty dogs, one sick teenager, loads of makeup work, a 6th grade essay, and a bored 9 year old boy, have in common? THEY ARE ALL DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Snow!!

I find it totally appropriate to post again about the snow. YAY!!!! Although we didn't get any more than a dusting in our neighborhood, check out what they got down from Lana and Garrett's school (about 5 miles east of home).

BTW...that is a bull eating in the background...can't explain how it came to be, but the kids and I drive by on a regular basis to give a big shout-out (literally, out the car windows) to the bulls. We like to think of them as our pets - LOL, maybe that's why she calls me CrazyLady!!!

It Snowed Last Night!!!

Okay...just a little flurry dusting on the car, but still...IT SNOWED LAST NIGHT!!! (and it's only October ;o)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Is On Its Way!!!

If there is an upside to being sick, I found it today. With the pounding head and blah feeling, I had no gusto to clean or straighten up...allowing me more time to spend with my kids - talking. After a much needed nap, we have planned out Halloween costumes without stress. Amazing how it can take wiping you out to get you to stop and smell the roses.

So, without the normal concern for the dishes piled up in the sink, we had the time to scour for the internet for some cute ideas. As for now, I'm not allowed to share, but rest assured, pictures will be posted soon!

Field Day

I have officially succumbed to this sickness. Now, please don't think that means that I am laying around or resting in bed...only dads get to do that!! No, I continue with life - I just get to feel terrible while I do it.

Yesterday, Garrett had his field/awards day for fall baseball. After 6 Advil and numerous breaks in the car to get warm, it proved to be a fun day for all!

Click to play 2008 WNC Fall Baseball
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