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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hold Your Horses

First off, just wanted to let you know that I'm having a BIG SALE for the end of the month! Go check it out :) Anything (non new releases) priced $2.50 is on sale for $1.00! That's right, just a buck! Prices will be changed back to $2.50 before the end of the month, so hurry fast!

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K, mom, I've got some pics for ya! hehehe. Here's Tom and Jim before the Civil War Living History afternoon :)

Me in the truck

My stew

The coals we cooked on

Yeah, I paid Jake a dollar to walk around and take pictures of things. Don't know what's going on here, but Tom is checking something out - hehehe. I think they're watching the dude with the horse. Maybe?

Me after the Civil War thing, getting ready for something or another. It all kinda blends together... Oh yeah! Driving Lisa around El Paso. That's right!

Jimmy making a funny face :)

And back to the present :) hehehe. So, I woke up at 7am, and got kids ready. Joe kept saying that he didn't feel good. I got him ready, made him eat some peanut butter toast, and gave him some tylenol.

I sent the kids to the bus, and let Joe stay home. I wanted to see how he acted once he thought he was gonna get to stay home. He was asking to watch TV, or play with Jim in his room, or play Wii. Yeah, I finished folding the load of laundry that I'd started folding, and drove him up to the school. hehehe. He was going to school :)

I dropped him off, and came back home. Jake was going on school, Jimmy was watching Sesame Street, and I was checking emails. At 9am, Jimmy and I drove over to Lauries house, and picked up her and Rowan, and drove over to Fallas Paredes, my favoritest store! We were looking for presents for Hilary.

I ended up getting swim trunks for Joe and Jim. Cherokee brand, for $1.99 each. And Speedo swim shirts for $3.99. Not too shabby! Eme got a swimsuit for $3.99, and Jake and Tom each got a pair of neat sandals for $3.99.

Laurie and I each got Hilary some unmentionables for her birthday. hehehe. I think she liked them :) Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself :)

We drove back home, I dropped off Laurie and Rowan, and came back home. Jake was just finishing up a class. I wanted to put on some makeup,. but ran out of time. Our FRG leader called me, and wanted to get together to meet me on Wednesday. Sigh. There went all of my "get pretty" time. Dang!

Got Jake and Jim and drove back over to Lauries house. She was all pretty. And Hilary met us there. She was all pretty too. Hmmmm, I think it'll be just me, non pretty. Sigh :)

Me and Hilary and Laurie and Veronica and Teri Hardy and Kari and Julie and Karin were at lunch at Applebees. It was a TON of fun. Here's a few pics from the party.

Hilary hiding from the camera

Teri and Karin (Karin was on the phone with her hubby. He was supposed to be in Dallas for the month, but had a health scare, and was getting sent back home. Hopefully he's ok)

Kari and her daughter Josephine (whom Jimmy just adores)

Took this pic of Julie, Laurie, and Hilary, but the light was bad behind it. They decided it was the best of the pics that I took of them. Whatever - hehehe

Dang, I should have went with the makeup - hehehe. Me and Teri

Julie and Laurie and Hilary

Yeah, we couldn't get get them all smiling pretty at the same time - hehehe

Hilary opening her gifts

Ok, so this side of the table couldn't figure out how to smile either - hehehe. It didn't help that people were trying to throw ice cubes down our shirts - ha!

I should go and photoshop a head on myself with makeup on - hehehe

We were home by 2:30pm. We had SO much fun at the restaurant. Those girls are a fun bunch! Hope everyone had a good time, and Hilary, I hope you had fun! You really are a great friend, and I'm SO glad that we started hanging out! You rock, my friend! Happy Birthday :)

I went home, and cleaned up a bit. I swept a bit, and straightened up a bit. At 3:30pm, Jimmy and I walked to the bus stop, then went to the park until 4:30pm and let the kids play. Kayley and Laurie and Kari and and Veronica hung at the park for a while, then headed home.

We got dressed in our swim clothes, and headed up to the pool. Laurie and I and Hilary and Teri and Kari and Jessi Shaffer (and family) came up to the pool. Jimmy likes Jessi's daughter, Emma. They're good buddies :)

Anyway, the kids had a blast in the pool. We had 18 kids between us all (I KNOW!), and they all played in the pool while we sat on the sideline and gabbed. Wait, Kayley was there too, with her 4 kids, but she was actually in the pool with them. So I guess that was 22 kids. Dang, we've got a lot of kids - hehehe.

We were home by 7pm, and got dinner going. I'd made Lasagna casserole the night before, and had leftovers. I reheated that, added some corn, and a slice of bread, and served the kids. We all sat at the table and ate together. I need to do that more often :)

Captain America got home at around 7:45pm. Luckily, we'd had a chance to do chores, so it looked pretty nice when he came home :) I like the house to look nice when he comes home, you know. It doesn't always look nice (hehehe) but I like for it to :) Sorry, hon - ha!

Captain America spent some time hanging with the kids, and sang them guitar songs before bed. Jim and Joe fell asleep to Captain America singing songs. So sweet :) I texted with my neighbor Leslie for a while. She is moving to Hawaii at the end of the year, and is getting new furniture. So I'm getting her hand me downs! She's the chickie I got the hutch and the table from :) I'm pretty excited.

Anyway, she bought it today, and needs to clear out her old stuff. I'm gonna go tomorrow afternoon and the two of us are gonna carry it from her house to mine. There's just one house inbetween ours. We're tough!

SO, I re-arranged the living room a bit. I had my big TV set up, and then the entertainment center over in the corner, with the Wii and a little TV hooked up. Well, I'm gonna need the space, so I consolidated. I took the little TV in my room, and hooked the Wii up to the big TV. I'm gonna get rid of the Entertainment center. No big loss. I pulled it out of the trash of a friends' neighbors house after a babyshower last year - ROFL! I liked it, and it served me well - hehehe. But now it's time for someone else to use it :)

Also tomorrow is Jacobs TAKS test. That's the Texas State Assessment test. It's Math for 7th grade. I've got to drive him across town to the Sylvan learning center. I guess I need to get directions BEFORE I go to bed tonight. That might be good :) hehehe.

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Hilary said...

Thank you my friend for the party. I really did have a fun time although I stressed a bit (for those that don't know, I was the kid that asked for no parties when I was a kid. I only wanted family parties. No sweet 16 either - yeah I guess I am the kid all parents want! I know I want my kids to be more like that)! HA!

I had a really great day yesterday and am thankful for your friendship! Love ya girl!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [27 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Apr. 27, 2010. Thanks again.

Donna said...


Anonymous said...

Thanks bunches!!! :)


Lori said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list