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Thursday, April 22, 2010


Hi everyone :) Hope your Wednesday was good! My kids, yesterday, figured out that they could ride the bus to school, and get breakfast before school started. Yeah, how long has the bus been coming to get them? Quite a while now. hehehe. Why it just dawned on them YESTERDAY that they could ride the bus AND get breakfast at school is beyond me - hehehe. I guess I didn't figure it out either. I just thought that they bus got their too late for that.

We still qualify for free lunch. Until Captain America makes 1st LT this summer. SO, if we can get free breakfast/lunch, I'm gonna take advantage of that until it goes away. ANYWAY, the point of this was that the kids got ready and off to the bus, NO breakfast, because they were gonna eat at school. So that freed up 5 minutes in the morning. SWEET!

Got them out the door, fed Jim and Jake, and myself, and I got ready for my walk. I walked with Laurie this morning. Andrea's little boy is sick, and Veronica has something else going on, can't remember now what it was. Laurie is super good to walk with, because she pushes me, exercise wise. I always get a FABULOUS workout when I walk with Laurie. I lOVE it :)

Got home, got ready, Jake was done with classes SUPER early, got the kids all situated. I went to Best Buy and Sams Club with Laurie and Hilary and Paul. Paul was funny, because he got one of those motorized carts for himself. He had knee surgery a few weeks ago, and is on crutches. He was FAST in the cart - hehehe.

I ended up getting Muffins for Captain America's b-day cake. He's not a fan of cake, so I figured this would be perfect. I got the Chocolate ones and the Blueberry ones. Sweet!

We got home, fed the kids lunch, and Laurie stayed to hang for about an hour. We took chairs into the backyard, and sat in the sun. I think my next big purchase will be backyard patio furniture. It would be SO nice to sit back there and chat on nice chairs....

Laurie went back home, I relaxed for an hour or so, and we just hung at home. Jimmy and I walked to the bus stop at 3:30 to get the kids, and went to the park. All the kids played there for a while, then Tom and Jake went home. Eme went to Bellas house, and it was just Joe and Jim at the park. They were having fun with the kids.

Kari and Lauire and Kayley and Hilary and I hung for quite a while. Karin came a while later, and stayed for a bit. We all had fun hanging at the park :) It was a GORGEOUS day. In the 80's. Perfect!

We went home, did chores, did homework, and Captain America got home at 6pm. He changed, and we had his Birthday Party.

So I didn't have candles, so I put wooden matches in the birthday cake. Yeah, silly, but it's the idea that counts - ha!

My sweetheart on his birthday :)

Jim and Captain America

Captain America and Eme

Tom and Captain America

Jacob and Captain America

Joe and Captain America

Captain America and I. Yeah, I totally should have put on makeup today - hehe

Captain America got a metric ratchet set from me :)

A drawn picture from Eme

A drawn Car from Tom

A Cowboy hat from the family

And this book from my mom. OMGosh, he was SO excited about it. Seriously. He said that it was on the top 10 list of things that he wanted to own in his lifetime. Wow! SO, mom, you did GOOD! He really liked it :) hehehe.

Here's a pic of him out by his flags. See, not bad for turning 38 today, eh? Still looks young to me!

After the bday party, Jake and Eme and I headed to church for our meetings. I had a Cub Scout Committee Planning meeting, Jake had Young Mens/Young Womens joint activity, and Eme had Achievement Day girls meeting. Busy, busy, busy. Captain America stayed home with the little kids, which suited him just fine :) He ended up talking to his family on the phone, which is very good :)

My meeting went well. We planned the Pack meeting, and got the detail lined out. We're doing it at the park next week. We stayed for a while afterwords and chatted with Andrea, Ryan, and Brother Hunt, who's an army doctor.

Andrea's little boy, Luke, might has MRSA (a type of Staff infection). Poor kid has the WORST luck, health wise. He's been on inhalers since September. He can't breathe in El Paso. The steriods are now starting to affect his immune system.

What started out as a little scrap turned into a pus-y, gooey mess. He's got fevers of 104.something, sleeps for 20 hours a day. Sigh. He's broke out in little pus pimples over his body.

The MRSA test results should be back in tomorrow. If you're a praying type, please pray for Luke. We're hoping that he gets better fast, and that he doesn't have to be hospitalized.

Anyway, we were talking about Luke and MRSA with Brother Hunt, and getting his opinion. We left the church at about 8:30pm, and swung by Sonic on the way home. I got a Diet Dr Pepper, Jake got a strawberry real fruit slushie, and Eme got a Blue Coconut Slushie. Everyone once in a while, it fun to take the kids for a drink :)

Tomorrow is our "Tacky Party" at Laurie's house. Remember the Valentine's Day party, and the St. Patricks day party? Well, tomorrow is Tacky Party. I'm looking forward to it! I'll let you know how it goes - hehehe :)

So, in honor of Captain America b-day party today, and Laurie's party tomorrow, here's a Party WordArt for everyone :) Woohoo for party's!

Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!


bethrosler said...

praying for little Luke!

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 [22 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 7 post on Apr. 22, 2010. Thanks again.

AZK said...

Thanks for the WA, it's very timely...I am just getting started on a party page! So sorry about little Luke, MRSA can be serious. Sending prayerful thoughts his way!

Chris said...

Party! Thank You.
Have a Good One!

I also Wish Luke a Good Result
MRSA is Nasty.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Sue said...

Very fun word art! Thank you! :)

Breeoxd said...

oh good luck to luke! I had mrsa for 2 years, and had to have surgery and all sorts of stuff. My hunny and i kept passing it back and forth no matter how hard we tried, so make sure to tell them to disinfect everything!!! All the time! the sheets, the bathroom, anything they can think of, because it will spread to the whole family in the blink of an eye! Jay and I never get sick, but we got it from the gym, and then his whole family got it from us, neices, nephews, aunts granparents. it was a nightmare, sigh. So yeah, lots of lysol, ok?

Anonymous said...

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

Jeanann said...

Thanks so much for both of the Birthday word arts. Titles are so easy with your word art. Luke will be in my prayers.