Thursday, June 26, 2008
here. The photo below is of Maryn in her favorite gift- a Cinderella dress (from Grandma B).
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Plus Grandma B made it! Let the fun begin!
Friday, June 13, 2008
This film is very important to the comedic history of our family. (Along with this movie, in all its un-PC-ness.) At some point (probably around 1985), my parents had recorded this film off of HBO or some other sort of pay channel while they were doing a free weekend promotion or something like that. As I recall, my dad saw that it was coming on and threw a VHS tape into the VCR to record it, therefore it was recorded in the middle of some other show at some random spot on the tape. Whenever one of my parents' friends came over, the tape (which of course was not labeled) would have to be dug out and the intricate work of rewinding/fast forwarding would ensue to locate the perfect spot on the tape. We watched this so much, that I had many parts memorized. At the time, I didn't understand about 75% of what I was watching, but I knew what parts my parents thought were the funniest- so I laughed at those parts too. Watching it now, almost 20 years later, I now get most of the jokes. The best line is the last one which gets cut off in this video, it's "Gone With the Wind" (which I knew was funny, even back then).
Thursday, June 12, 2008
And Mom is coming on Saturday!!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Today is my dad's birthday, born in '54, turning 54 this year- I think that's kind of cool. A few more cool things about my dad:
- Is a gifted musician with an awesome singing voice who can play pretty much anything on the guitar by ear. He has written a number of great songs and can sit down and write a poem (that rhymes) in minutes.
- Has an incredible ability to remember hundreds of song lyrics and random facts about a variety of topics (he calls it "useless information").
- Is a trailblazer as the only member of our church in his family. For this I'm so grateful, my life would have been very different if he had not chosen to take that step.
- Continues to be an example of dedicated service and hard work. (He has worked two jobs for at least the past 10-12 years.) He taught me that we never turn down an opportunity to serve. I'm also grateful (now) for the lessons on manners and respect that he and my mom drilled into me during my childhood, a lot of those behaviors have become habits.
Happy Birthday Papa! We love you and miss you so much!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
This is how we figured it out (short version)- I had been up with the kids since 6:30 (thank you Jonas), lounged in front of the TV, ate breakfast, took them all upstairs to get dressed, got in the shower, Seth said they were going down to the basement to play Mario Kart, got out of the shower, Jon woke up (he's been sick), he went downstairs, he called up to me "Why is Jonas all wet?", I came down, called to Seth "Why is Jonas all wet?", Seth replied "Because the carpet is all wet down here", Jon and I run downstairs to find standing water throughout the entire basement, soaking wet carpet, our computer cables in water, and two amps belonging to a friend soaked as well.
Apparently the rain outside flooded our entire porch and seeped into our house through our french doors. (I guess I kind of need to explain that our home is three levels- the middle level opens up into the front yard and the lower level opens up into the back yard- the place is sort of built into a hill.) The water line left on the outside of our back door is about one foot above the ground. Maybe I'll take a picture and post it later.
Thankfully, there is not much damage (except for those amps that aren't ours) even our computer sailed through the waters and is still working. The worst thing is the wet carpet (it's in two pieces though, so we have it propped up off the floor).
But it's not over yet, we have heavy rain in the forecast for the next several days.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Seth is so excited for kindergarten! He can hardly wait until August (and frankly- neither can I!)