Thursday, April 30, 2009
Here are the rules...
1. Upload your prom picture. If you don't have one, email your mom and have her send it to you.
2. Don't forget to include the year it was taken. Again, don't be shy. The older the better.
3. Grab the "Prom Queen" button on my sidebar and add to your post.
4. Copy and Paste the rules to your blog
5. Tag 5 others!
The top one is actually Homecoming 1987... Lemme tell you, Michael & I thought we looked AMAZING that night. Doncha love the "stripes" in his hair. My dress had a white ruffle with black polka-dots at the bottom of the "bubble" skirt.
The bottom one is Prom 1988. Good times. I tag...
Joanne , Katie, Jen,
Shannie & Clemsongirl
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Oh wait!!! They're playing in a tournament Memorial Day weekend & tryouts for next season are the weekend after that. Let's just say that there is no "off season" at this level.
Isn't it amazing at how these girls are willing to sacrifice their bodies for the sake of the game? As a non-athlete, I'm always in awe.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
So what's new in the Land of the Beth's Blog Bunch? Anything exciting happen this week? Anything blog-worthy? Oh yes indeed-y! Michael got a job HERE! In town. Starting NEXT Monday. :) Actually, I think he will be setting up his temporary office at my parents' house (Hi Mom & Dad!) for a few months until the company he'll be working for has an actual office (his new boss is working out of his house across town til they get their new digs).
My parents live about 15 minutes from us and they're really close to the Y (Michael's home away from home). Thankfully they have a spacious house & they didn't seem to bat an eye when we asked them if this would be a possibility. You see, Michael worked from home a few years ago. He had a nice home office set up. In our family room. Right off of the kitchen. Not good. I loved having him home all the time (especially since he had previously been working down in W. Palm Beach), but I think he will benefit from going "to the office" every morning, especially since summer is coming upon us very quickly & having the 3 kids & me in his space all the time could be very distracting. Although I imagine we will be coming to
I have more to catch you up on, but in an effort to start posting more, I'll save some for later...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
A week from Sunday, we're going to Gainesville to move Megan's stuff home for the summer. (She'll be following her stuff the following Tuesday). I can't believe her first year of college is coming to an end. Time sure does fly! Looking forward to having her bright, shiny face around these parts for a few months.
Monday, April 13, 2009
I love these two. They are my two youngest children. Ben is there on the left. He's 11. Jordan is on the right. She's 17. They love each other. They love their older sister, Megan. They love Michael & I and the rest of our extended family. That is the extent of what they have in common.
Jordan is an athlete. She loves to be on the go. Sitting doesn't interest her. She watches TV standing up. She sits down at (most) meals, in the car and at school. That's about it. Her idea of hell is a rainy Saturday afternoon at home.
Ben loves to read & play on the computer. Sitting appeals to him. A rainy Saturday afternoon to him is heaven. It means NO SOCCER and that he can most likely curl up on the couch with a book or a laptop.
Try pleasing both of these people for a solid week during Spring Break. I double-dog dare you. Can't be done. Thus, as they both went back to school this morning I did the HAPPY DANCE! :)
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Stellan's Name Gallery is part of the vigil the blogging community is holding for Stellan. It's a beautiful thing. When I was showing this to Jordan & Ben the other day, Ben insisted that we make a contribution. He wrote out Stellan's name & has been
In other news... Michael AND Megan are coming home tomorrow!!! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Can you see me dancing a jig?!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
At first I was really bummed, but then I realized it's Friday, so you know what that means? Morning Movie!!! A bonus Morning Movie even! Since it was unexpected, I didn't do my usual research & I went to see a movie I didn't know anything about going in...
I liked it. Of course, I love love love going to my Morning Movie so much, it's very rare that I don't like one of the movies I see on those days. This one is a quirky comedy-drama with a fantastic cast. Alan Arkin is phenomenal, as always.
Tomorrow is our first Saturday without Michael. Jordan, Ben & I are heading over to the east coast to (are you ready for this?!) watch a soccer game. A big in-state rivalry FSU v. UF. This is slated to be a more successful trip than Jordan & my trip to Tallahassee to watch FSU play Auburn (soccer, duh?!) last weekend.
You see, even taking into account our stop in Gainesville to have dinner with Megan, it should NEVER take 7 hours to get to Tallahassee from Tampa (usually a 4 hour drive). The only thing worse than spending 7 hours in traffic is to arrive at your destination and upon checking the internet realize that the game you drove 7 hours to see HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY! We had to be back home for a mini high-school reunion in Clearwater on Sunday with some friends of mine, so we knew we would miss the game. Thankfully, the alumni game was still slated to go on at noon on Saturday, as scheduled, so we hit the hay disappointed but knowing we would at least see ONE game.
We leave our hotel Saturday morning in plenty of time to stop at our favorite Tally bagel shop on the way to FSU. Only to run into a freakin' parade blocking our route! Thankfully, Jordan has a great sense of direction (she didn't get that from me) & was able to get us to the university just after kick-off. Or so we thought. Due to the inclimate weather due to arrive later that day (the reason for the postponement of the Auburn game) , they apparently started the game early. We realized this when it ended 10 minutes after we sat down.
So we drove 11 hours (including the 4 hours to get home) to see 10 minutes of soccer. Oh! And I almost had a nervous breakdown when I got pulled over for speeding on the way home. Thankfully, I got off with a warning... the one thing that went right. (Sunday's mini reunion was fun...more on that later...)
I've checked the weather reports and I'm optimistic that tomorrow's trip will be better. Couldn't be worse. Right? Wait, don't answer that.