Friday, April 30, 2010

Today's the Day

So, have I ever told you that Megan is a Cougar?! No? Well, it's true. She's 72 days older than her boyfriend, Patrick.

Happy Birthday PDubbs!

Isn't this a great picture? I love it!

p.s. I am NOT a cougar. Michael is 81 days older than me. (I just figured that out) Megan is exactly 20 years & 1 week younger than Michael, PDubbs is 19 years, 363 days younger than me. Weird, huh?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gots Nothing...

I'm been home all day with my sick boy... so I gots nothing... but I'm thinking 'bout somethin'. Some of you may remember how much I love me some Hanson. Here's a new video, I want to learn this dance...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April

So, the County School Board decided that our kids should go to school on Good Friday. Most of the county's parents (us included) decided to keep our kids home.

The following week was school as usual, with the exception of Friday, which was Relay for Life, for every $5 the kids raised parents stroked a check for, the kids could skip class & hang out at the track on campus. Ben has 7 classes, surpringly he raised we wrote a check for $35.

The week after that was Spring Break.

The week after Spring Break, Ben had 2 field trips.

This week, the kids are off Friday for Conference Day. Today, Ben was supposed to stay after school for band rehearsal for 2 hours, instead he called me to pick him up at the regular time. And promptly did this...
He has a fever, poor kid. Looks like it'll be a 4 day weekend for my little guy.

Apparently, Ben was not meant to be educated this month.

At least he went to a museum over Spring Break. Right?! :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

11 Days & Counting...

'til Prom 2010! Jordan doesn't usually wear makeup, but she thought she might wear some for prom, so we experimented a little bit tonight. Here she just has on a little eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara & lipgloss. I liked it a lot.
Her? Not so much!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Nicholas Flamel- Alchemist

So with my vow of blogging every day in April, I have to say I'm a little stressed out about having something to blog about every day... today wasn't very exciting and unless you wanted to see pictures of my laundry, I just had nothing.

Until after I picked Ben up & was helping him prepare for his "History of Science Wax Museum" project. Tomorrow he has to dress up as Nicholas Flamel-Alchemist & present himself as Mr. Flamel to various members of the community who will be guests at the "museum". He even has to have business cards to hand out.

When it comes to school projects, I try to be as "hands off" as I can. Ben has done all the research & designed the business cards. Megan helped with the beard, Michael supplied the trench coat, I supplied the posterboard for the hat, bought him a cane (the kid has an absolute obsession with canes, seriously!) & cut out the business cards for him with my paper cutter.


As I was cutting the business cards & watching him glue the cotton balls on his beard, I had an "AH HA! Blog fodder!" moment. Woohoo! So I got out my camera & had Ben try on his costume, you know, "just to see how it looks".

And then my darling, beautiful, blue-eyed boy decided, that Nick F. WOULD NOT be a willing participant on "Beth's Blog" after all.

Jerk!!!
But then...
My beautiful, darling green-eyed boy...
Made my day!
Oh! How I love this man!



Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Backyard

Here are some sights seen in our backyard this weekend...










Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pass It On

Another LIPDUB from Jordan's high school. Look close at 2:07 & you might see her. (plaid shirt)


Sigh... makes me realize how much I'll miss having a kid in high school. At least I'll get to experience it all again in 2 years, when Ben is a freshman.

Yipes!

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Team to Cheer For...

I'll always love the Bucs, but since they've had a few lackluster seasons in a row, I've been shopping around for a new favorite pro football team...

Last night I picked one...

Go Timmy Go!!!

(and yes, I Photoshopped that all by myself... don't blame a professional)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ben didn't go to school today...

...because he left his binder on the floor & Ellie Baby decided it was the perfect place to hang out.

No seriously, it was "Take Your Child to Work Day". So, Ben spent the day down the hall with Michael in his home office. Isn't this how you show up to work every day?!

OMG! Is he going to kill me or what?!
I love my guys!




Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Easily Sidetracked.


A few months ago, I bought some 8x10 I.KEA frames with 5x7 mats & made a nice photo arrangement in the hall. Unfortunately, the frames were too chunky & everyone in the family kept banging into them & knocking them off the wall. I replaced several of them when they broke apart, but eventually I just stopped replacing them as they fell & I was left with a sad, sad little wall.

We're supposed to have some visitors tomorrow. The sad, sad little wall needed some fixin'. Yesterday, I bought some thinner profile 8x10 frames at T.arget & today my plan was to spend about 5 minutes popping the old pictures out of the broken frames, putting them in the new frames & sticking them back on the wall. No biggie.

'Cept when I went to go pop them in the mats wouldn't fit in my new frames! Hello?! Okay. So I remembered I recently bought some really cute scrapbook paper I could use as "mats" for my pictures. Cool!

'Cept the paper was covered with really loud, vivid prints. And the photos were in color. They looked horrible together. Ugh. Okay, so I'll use Photoshop to make the photos B&W. Yeah!

'Cept I decided that since I was going to print out all new photos ANYWAY, I might as well swap some of them out, since there were a couple I wasn't too thrilled with in the first place & I knew I had at least one new one I wanted to include. Oh! and my in-laws just brought over a bunch of old family pictures for me to scan, when I'm done scanning my grandmother's old photos. Maybe I'll just peruse those really quickly to see if there's a photo I should include on my new wall!

'Cept 2 hours later, Michael & I were knee deep in his old family photos, I had nothing in the house for lunch & it was almost time for me to meet Jordan at the mall... I knew I was barely going to have time to edit & print any photos, much less scan any new ones. So... I quickly went through the photos I already had on my external hard drive & here's what I came up with...


This is one of my favorite photos of Ben & his cousin Jack on vacation in Georgia a few years ago.



Here's an oldie. I'm the baby here with my folks. One of my favorite picture of my mom especially.
Here are my in-laws on their property before their new house was built.


Michael with his siblings.

My kiddos with their other cousins, Chase & Bonnie.
Viola! 5 hours later, my 5 minute project was complete!!!


Now it was time to go shopping!!!


A little different from her usual footwear, huh?!



Let's try that again, shall we?

Let's see if the video will work this time...


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gray...

So today I "washed" that gray right outta my hair. Not much else to report. Didn't want to leave you hanging so here's the Senior portion of the video I made for Jordan's soccer team...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Morning...








What did your family leave out when they went to school/work this morning?