Thursday, June 26, 2008

Time for a new pillow.....

A few months ago, I bought some foam memory pillows for our bed. Well, Billy "broke" his within a week. He has teased me and said I didn't buy him a pillow I got him a wedge. What do you think?

I want to know how can you do this to a pillow and I am going to go get a new one. I can't even press it back into a pillow shape anymore!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Home, and wishing we were back at the beach.....

We got back yesterday from our trip to the beach. We had a blast! The weather was good, the girls met buddies to play with, and it was very relaxing. No one got sunburned and no one complained too much about stuff we did or didn't do. I forgot to take my camera out everyday until the last one. Actually I would remember after we got settled at the pool or the beach, but then I wouldn't go back for it. I also forgot to take it out with us at night. I am horrible about remembering to take it with me. I couldn't get Reed alone or with Allie alone for a picture. She met a friend from Pennsylvania and hit it off. She was too busy for family pictures. My sister and her family were down there too. We had a hoot eating at Hooters one night and at Dick's Last Resort another night. If you have never eaten there, it is an experience. They make hats for you to wear. My hat said, "Find me at" and Lauren's hat said, "I stuff my training bra." On our last night, I got a few pictures of all of the kids on the beach.
Waaaaa! I want to go back!!!!!

Reed and her friend from PA behind her.

Allie doing her Papaw Eugene pose.

Reed, out of the water, for a split second.

Allie swimming without her swim vest on. She got very brave this trip.

The girls on the beach our last night.

Matthew, Reed, and Allie


Reed, Matthew, Andrew, and Allie

Reed, Lauren, Matthew, Andrew, and Allie

Reed, Lauren, and Allie

Sunday, June 15, 2008

On the road.....

We are heading to the beach!! We were supposed to be going to the Dells in Wisconsin in July, but with the flooding of the area we decided not to go. Last minute plans were made last Wednesday night (like at 10 PM) to go to Myrtle Beach this week. I will be back home at the end of the week!! I hope to have some good pictures to post then.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Allie thinks she can beatbox.....

Brittany dressed her up and recorded her. Allie does this all the time.

Monday, June 9, 2008

I forgot about recital......

With all the end-of-school hoopla, and just the rush of the time of year, I had forgotten to put recital pictures on the blog. Allie's group did a number to "Oh,you beautiful doll" and Reed's yellow costume was for "Walkin on Sunshine." She did her competition numbers also, plus one hip-hop. That one was super-cute. It was to "Shake,Shake,Shake,Senora" They just wore colorful outfits for that one. I was glad to see the dance season end, but guess what? We are starting summer intensives tomorrow with competiton try-outs the end of June. Oy!! Reed loves it though, but I hope Allie likes something else!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Obama at Virginia High School.......

Barack Obama was in Bristol,VA today at the high school and I went. I had gotten a ticket to go, but my friend Lesley didn't have one. We rode up anyway just to be around the excitement and to see what was going on. We were standing outside just to catch a glimpse of him going into the school. A volunteer walked up to us, and the next thing we knew, she had us going into the gym with her. We got good seats. Rick Boucher and Mark Warner spoke and introduced him. We got to hear his speech and listen as he took some questions from the audience. It was very exciting. So the footage you see on the cable shows today are probably from our neck of the woods! No matter your politics, it is exciting to think that we live in this great country and are allowed to publicly express our opinions and support candidates. Even if you don't like a candidate, you can express that too without fear. We are certainly blessed!!

I forgot my camera in my van at Lesley's house, so I only had my cell phone. I got this picture after the event as he was headed out.