Friday, October 26, 2007

Pumpkin Hunting 2007

"Maddy, look at Mom!"

"Maddy, what are you doing down there?"

"This pumpkin is NOT for sale!"

Boy, we had fun! Mom's next task . . . carve the pumpkin! Wish me luck!

Celebrity Look Alike

I've seent this floating around bloggy town. You can go to My, insert your picture and they come up with a list of celebrities that they think you look like . . . here were my results!

I don't know . . . but I don't really think I look like any of these celebrities, do you?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Little Bunny Who?

Daddy: (singing) "Little Bunny Foo Foo, hopping through the forrest, picking up the field mice and bopping them on the head!"

Me: "Is that a real song or did you make that up?"

Daddy: "Would I make up something like that?"

Minutes later . . . he googled and showed me the rest of the song.

Then, he found this You Tube.

Scary!!!! Am I the only person who had never heard this little diddy? Just wondering . . .

In Honor/Memory of My Aunt Derlie

On Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 3:30 am, my mother's sister, Derlie, passed away after a battle with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease). She was diagnosed less than a year ago. It all began with her being unable to hold things in her hands. By the time of her death, she was unable to move, completely paralyzed, unable to even swallow. This disese progressed so quickly in her.

My last visit with her was her birthday almost 2 months ago. We had a nice family gathering at her house. By that time, she was wheelchair bound and unable to move her limbs. But, she could still speak alittle. And she was aware of who was there. I took my girls to her see her. Maddy had a good time "sharing" her stickers with Aunt Derlie (and by sharing, I mean placing about 25 stickers all over Aunt Derlie). She spoke a little to me that day. She thanked me for bringing the girls and for coming to visit. We discussed Baby Lulu's hair. I told her I thought it was going to continue to be red. She disagreed and thought she would eventually have brown hair with red undertones. It's funny that these are the things that I remember from our conversation. She watched my girls intently. I blew bubbles and Maddy chased them around the yard.

I do remember that as I was leaving, I knelt down, gave her hug and told her I loved her. This is a comforting memory for me. You see, I had planned to see Aunt Derlie on Sunday morning. She passed away before I could get there.

Please say a prayer for our family. The majority of the family and extended family do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

150 in 150!

I found this over at Blog In My Eye. You're supposed to bold all of the things you've done. Kind of like a list of 30 to do before you turn 30 . . . got it? Good!

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped - not me but my risk taking hubby has!
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea - not fun!
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game - Basketball National Championship game Ohio State vs. Florida -- OSU lost but we still had a great time!
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars - camping as a teenager . . . those were the days!
20. Changed a baby’s diaper - oh lawdy yes! Too many to count!
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope - did this with hubby on one of our first dates.
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight - driving in Montana with my youth group when I was younger -- we pulled over and had a snowball fight right there on the side of the road!
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster - yep, but I realized those days were over when I attempted to swing at the park with Maddy and was instantly dizzy and nauseous.
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two harddrives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had/Have amazing friends - Teena
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip - does Savannah count, Teena?
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds - weird, I know!
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke - "I will survive, I will survive, Hey! Hey!"
59. Lounged around in bed all day - prior to having children, of course!
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch - some have been good, others, not so much!
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the snake river
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in a Rocky Horror Picture Show
96. Raised children - still raising!
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane - nope, but my hubby does it all the time!
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone - pinky finger at the gym and toe on the coffee table!
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept 30 hours in a 48 hour time frame
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi - had it last Friday night -- thanks to Hubby!
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed - Hubby's 38th Birthday -- we did this together!
132. Touched a cockroach - unfortunately, yes!
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes - love 'em, love 'em, love 'em!!!
134. Read “The Iliad” - they made me read this in highschool!
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care - we just lost my mom's sister this morning, who was in Hospice care.
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair - no comment needed . . .
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head - no but I've wanted to!
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

Well, that was fun and probably pretty informative to some. Join in if you'd like!