Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Okay, so it's not really a photo - but it IS the church letterhead that I converted from PDF to JPG for Pastor Goodwin finally - but really I need to make it a header and footer for him so he can have a template for something like WORD or Open Office Writer...

Perhaps I can cut and paste into new docs tomorrow... :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 17, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

TODAY you get a screenshot...and perhaps an embedded video (um, yeah, no good at embedding yet).

So, just a little FYI, I love TMBG, ever since, Istanbul (Not Constantinople), Particle Man, Birdhouse in Your Soul...and countless others. There are some bizarre things they do that I'm not particularly fond of but most of it - I love. My KIDS love them now too because they have done some REALLY AWESOME kid this. Ruby could sing this when she was "little." (no, she hasn't grown up, she just says things like, "when I was little...").

ANYHOW, my favorite part about their videos is the CORNY, SUPER COOL ANIMATION!!

November 16, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Two things are important today. The first is mentioned briefly at drink more tea, and that would be my CHAI - yes, yes, I know to you without tea knowledge this looks like a freaky pot of soup...but it's not. Okay, perhaps it's freaky, but it's not soup. It's...better than hot cocoa, so we made a gallon. Black tea, and I tossed in some white tea (pai mu tan) and green tea (gen mai cha) as well, then milk, water, about a cup of honey, spices (yeah, wish i could remember what i threw in that can - you see, i have a big can of odds and ends of stuff that is the chai blend can, so end of misc. black tea, star anise, hand grated nutmeg, bits of cinnamon, end of dried peppermint, ginger get the picture). Simmer 20 minutes or so (after it heats up, no use timing how long it takes to get to the point where it's hot enough to simmer). YUMMY!! I tried to get a good shot of the star anise and the pink peppercorn...those are my favorite aesthetic ingredients :D I think it might be a little blurry. That's how you would see it if you tainted it with grown up beverage, which I didn't.

And photo #2 is just for Abigail, I promised her I'd post it to my blog...and she will post it to hers as well - she put together Ruby's *Polly Pocket* poster. Ruby got angry and had to disengage, no use being angry at a puzzle, it doesn't growl back :)

November 15, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Mr. Hinkel, does it count as *HOMEWORK* if the Polly Pocket is standing on top of the world?

Ruby got Fashion Designer Polly Pockets from Grandpa & Kelli for her birthday...and she and Abigail sneaked back up after we went to sleep and they Polly Pocketed whilst watching Kim Possible (via internet) until...DADDY GOT UP FOR WORK! No joke. Insomnia set in and they were as quiet as a couple of church mice without Cam here to rat them out (he's still hunting).

Isn't it kinda' cute how they also captured Ruby's backward (and split up) signature on the white board :o)

Monday, November 16, 2009

November 14, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Hooray! It was Kortni's Happy 23rd Birthday Today - with yummy carrot cake!!

Camera was left in the car, cell phone to the rescue.

Heard a hilarious story about the OSU Campus Barber trimming Rob's eyebrows...and THAT my friends is why Rob won't get a haircut - apparently barbers from the South are trained to give the brows a trim...and Rob didn't want his trimmed...and everyone laughed at him :D

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 13, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Hmmm...this looks suspiciously like BIRTHDAY CAKE...

With lit up candles...and a smiley girl...

These photos weren't taken by me! YAY, I got to be the birthday MOM and let others take photos!! Yeah, I took some too, but these were good catches - first 2 by Angie Wright, end one by Alana's Mommy, Sabina Bridges! Thank you Mrs. Angie & Bina!! :)

Ruby's party was at the church because she told her Daddy she wanted to have it someplace SPECIAL and he suggested Gino's and McDonald's and she put her hands on her hips and rolled her eyes and said, "No Dad. The Church. I want my party at THE CHURCH because The Church is special, cuz that's where JESUS is" Too cute!

Thank you Pastor Goodwin for permission to have the party there and Thank you Sister Goodwin for the HOT DOGS!

Thank You Sister Sandy for helping me calm down and doing most of the clean up!
Thank you Sisters Becky & Alaina for assisting with crowd control and cleanup, and Brothers Scott & Bill for helping put everything away and sweep up...and Kord for your service!

YOU ARE ALL AN AWESOME FAMILY :o) and we love you!

November 12, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Folks, the only photo I can find from November 12th is of my HOT DATE. I thought there were others on the memory card, but no, can't find a single one. So here you have it...Jethro. I married Jethro. Jethro did not get to go to Wal-Mart...but he did think he was REALLY funny at Dairy Queen making fun of their NASTY *alien like* fry sauce...somebody help me out here, what is that prepackaged stuff that comes in the white buckets and claims to be fry sauce? EEW! Thank you Kent for having REAL (yummy) fry sauce!


November 11, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Isn't this the most pathetic thing I have shown you yet? I am telling you, this dog, he is an EMOTIONAL MANIPULATOR. Puppy dog eyes? Yeah, he invented them. No. This look won't cause me to let him sleep in my bed. Ever. At least not when I am home and have a say in the matter...

November 10, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Gentlemen from Connect I Cut ...I AM SOOOO SORRY, I misplaced your email address. But here you have them folks, hungry guys from Connecticut, on their way up the west coast. They flew into Ontario, CA and were going to fly back out of...Seattle, WA when they got there. Got to Gino's just after we closed, but before the door was locked...and the oven was still hot so we fixed 'em a *BULLDOG* (thanks Dad for picking a custom pizza that requires us to take EVERYTHING out again) to go with some Diet Pepsi and they were happy campers :)

And for those that are not figuring out Connect I Cut - Blogger thought Connecticut was too long to fit into my template, so I used a funny (at least I think it's funny) from 4th grade. Because if you Connect, I cut...we spell it correctly :D

November 9, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Camden with sore throat and pain in ears - had to go to the Doc. Well, there are signs all over saying if you have a cough, headache, runny nose, fever, sore throat...blah blah blah, please wear a mask. Now why the entire clinic wasn't full of masked people, I know not, but I made my kids put them on just to comply. Gimme' a break, who doesn't have at least ONE of those symptoms during the winter months? I mean, you need only SEE THE SIGN and it causes you to sniff...or cough...never fails. Fine when I walk in, see the sign, nose turns to auto drip just like a coffee pot. Camden was mortified, the blue mask isn't stylish...but it matches the M&Ms shirt...

November 8, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Sometimes I have trouble. Sunday, I needed a little nap before work. Well, a little nap turned into all afternoon, and in a groggy, mostly moping type state, I got up and got ready for work...rather hurriedly after oversleeping and I got to work and looked down at my feet and thought...why is one of my shoes shiny? Wait a second...I don't even own any penny loafers. Wait another second...I am wearing one of my loafers and one of Kurt's loafers...ugh.

Fortunately, I had a spare pair of MATCHING *red* mary janes in the car. Phew. Timberland even. I texted this photo to many people because I thought it was so stinking funny. LAUGH WITH ME ALL YOU TIRED MOMS - *I know you've been there*

November 7, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Pastels...for my little artist girl...

Devon's 11th Birthday at the bowling alley, which enabled the Smith family to...

Crash this other bowling party - who know part of the church would be there - on a day when Kurt WANTED to bowl but had no one to bowl with! Bless their lil' pea pickin' hearts! :)

Fun times :)

November 6, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Glamorous isn't she?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November 5, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

They found the SAME radio stations on their little auto seek radios! :)

Aren't they cute?

AND whilst trouble shooting the acer one on their website - getting ready to file a warranty claim and ship it off...I found a link to "my netbook powers on but the screen stays black," scenario and guess what? MY NETBOOK ISN'T CRASHED it just needed a BIOS update. Download these files, unzip them, change the names of certain files in this folder, put those 2 files on a flash drive, put flash drive into netbook, hold fn and esc down while pushing the power button, continue holding them for a few seconds then let go...power button flashed like it was supposed to, usb drive flashed like it was working and within 2 minutes - there was my login screen. PHEW. everything still there. Thank You Jesus!

November 4, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

My canvas of Phil & Kadi came today!! They are so cute - and this is the 8x10 - perfect size for their little apartment!

Canvas People had a special where if you paid the shipping ($15) the 8x10 was free (hahahaha, free) - you could also get a discount on larger size. Their *effects* of course were an additional charge so you really should use your OWN ARTWORK (photoshop, the photo software on your mac, that sort of thing) :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November 3, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

I thought a photo of the screen as I am catching up would be fitting :D I am such a nerd.

November 2, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Beautiful day on the boardwalk, secretly wished I were sailing away on that vessel instead of picking up lunch and going back to the school to eat...but the sushi was mmmm.....mmmm....delicious!! Maybe next time stow away WITH the sushi :D

November 1, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Ruby brought me flowers...Abby picked them and Camden freaked about Ruby trimming them into the sink...Nice flowers for November :D

October 31, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Sabina's button - she wore it to Nerd Night at Church :) Love it!

October 30, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Witches aren't my thing - but she had some pretty cool shoes on...came through the back door at Gino's - nope, not an employee... :D

You know, I would wear tights like public...on a good day. If they had them in burgundy and black I'd wear them to Gino's with my uniform (you know I would Krystal).

October 29, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

He's kind of like the yahoo smiley.

October 28, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Abby ate the WHOLE enchilada (and eventually cleaned her entire plate). We went to Los Dos Amigos for dinner, just she and I and Ruby - Cam was attending a *cut and wrap* party (it's hunting season) and Kurt was sick.

October 27, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

I live with artists. Not necessarily photographers yet, but definitely artists.

October 26, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Ruby lost her first TOP tooth, was delighted to see that it got yanked out when she was ripping tape with her teeth (oh joy) and then cried for over half an hour because she could no longer whistle like Al Jolson (with that warbley bird sound - but never quit practicing and got that back, phew, it's her cool thing).

October 25, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Abby got a Wooly Willy in Sunday School!

*Have just discovered that cell phone photos sent to online album DO NOT RETAIN ANY ORIGINAL DATA (like the filename, which happens to be a date on the phone) :) And lots of the pictures I need to post are still on the Rebel memory card and I am too lazy to go get that. Sorry :D* - was my sappy catching up disclaimer.

October 24, 2009 - Living For Jesus is Fun

Have I mentioned the netbook crashed? 48 hours of data recovery on every memory card I had...kiss what whas on the hard drive good-bye (does it really matter in the grand scheme of things? Is the information on the crashed hard drive necessary for my eternal salvation? NO. it crashed. bummer. moving on...)

I recovered enough photos that I'm happy, some that weren't recovered are posted on the blog and my memory isn't really all that bad...besides, my kids are cute every day - and don't really change a whole lot in 1 month :D

So what I'm really saying is I HAVE NO CLUE what photo I took on this day (haven't sorted that out yet). We'll come back to October 24th when I find that photo :D

AHHHH - due to the data recovery, I was NOT USING A CAMERA to take photos because you are supposed to immediately stop using the data storage you want to try and recover, as soon as you realize you are going to need to cell phone photo. At 11:25 PM I realized I was left with cell phone photos as a last resort :D