Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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 stuff...like 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!!
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 pieces...you 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.
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
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
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!
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
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*
Fun times :)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
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!
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
You know, I would wear tights like that...in 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).
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).
*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.
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 recover...so cell phone photo. At 11:25 PM I realized I was left with cell phone photos as a last resort :D