Thursday, August 30, 2007
And it's football season! Oh boy. Tons of people flocking to Mecca on the weekends wearing their blue and white. WE ARE PENN STATE! (My husband and I joke around and say "WE BE PENN STATE"). Every time I have been at the grocery store this last week (because I am not organized to shop once a week), I have seen people staring off into space as to say, "where, oh where, is the cereal aisle?" You can always spot a new person to town by the way they shop in the grocery store. I'm sad to see summer ending and just hope the next few months go by so fast that I won't know what hit me. Did I say that summer was my favorite season? Oh, I might add that my Razorbacks are ranked either 20 or 21, depending on which poll you look at. And to be fair, Penn State is ranked higher.
One more thing. Tomorrow is Cheryl's birthday. She was my best friend in second grade and we were best friends on and off throughout elementary school. I moved across town and attended a different junior high and then she moved just before high school. We lost touch and last summer I was reconnected through our high school reunion website. She is the reason I even blog. Her blog was the first one I ever read and I got hooked.
Well, off to bed and get ready for one more day of work. And then off to the big city for the weekend.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
So, Sunday, our old friend, Rich, rode back with us to State College so he could clear out his old office at Penn State. He stayed with us for two nights. Our old friend, Richard from New Zealand flew in Sunday night and stayed with us, too. I have been looking forward to his visit and, unfortunately, we haven't had time just to chill and hang out. Richard (NZ) is an awesome cook and I think he has been cooking a lot for people (while visiting a colleague at U of A). So, my husband has been scheduling dinners since Richard is here and it's been really busy( and I think Richard could use some down time too). Oh well. Anyway, I digress.
So, I see light at the end of this friend smothering week. And I am grateful for friends--don't get me wrong. This extrovert just needs a day to do nothing and hang with her two kids and hubby.
Whew! I feel better.
Monday, August 27, 2007
So, that is our long weekend. And there is another one coming up. Off to NYC for Labor Day and to see off the in-laws as they head out to Asia for a few weeks. Then school starts back for the public schools and I will settle into some kind of routine.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
There she is about to blow out her candles. I bought the cake. It had to be Tinkerbell.
Kendall had so much fun. What girl doesn't like being the center of attention? (and getting presents to boot?)
One the games we played was "Oh no, Tinkerbell lost her star!" It is like Pin the tail on the donkey only you put a star on the top of her wand. I drew the Tinkerbell. The weather was not great, so we had to play inside games. After the cake, the girls just played their own games.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
About an hour later, the doctor came to the holding room after the exam to give us the good news. Whew! Clayton was still a little groggy but in good spirits.
Now, on to other pressing things. This weekend is Kendall's 5th birthday party. (her actual bday is on Monday, the 20th). So, I must get organized for that and order the cake. I can't believe it. Turning 5 and then starting kindergarten in September. Where did the years go?
*a huge 'thank you' to my friend, Ronda, for watching Kendall while we took Clayton to the hospital
Monday, August 13, 2007
But the real big thing that happened today was a big bonehead move on my part. I have an awesome pair of sandals that are at least 3, maybe 4 years, old. The sole was starting to separate in the front so I thought I would just buy some glue and fix it. Well, I fixed it, alright. I was comparing glues and noticed that some dried clear. Did I buy one of those glues? Heck, no! So, I came home, put the glue where I wanted it and Voila'!
OK, I am a little cheap, but I love these sandals! The brand is Reef and I can't find them anywhere like this. They are like Teva, only toe sandals. I guess I will get them really dirty and hopefully, no one will notice.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
What I do want to put out there is this great picture of Clayton and a little guy named Dustin. They were the two ring bearers for my niece's wedding. I took the same picture but this was just sent to me, and it is so much better!!!
I especially love the smiles on everyone's faces!
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Now, shark on the grill.....I understand that!!