Thursday, July 24, 2008

Funky Trucks

So, if any of you don't know Kevin, this describes him very well. Some of the vehicles leave our driveway looking crazy but that saves Kevin time and money. He makes deals and gets trucks for free, takes what he wants then puts it back together (obviously not always the right way), gets rid of it and carries on to the next. I am grateful my husband is a worker and gets things done. These things would never come into our yard if he didn't work on them.
Slinky Truck: We had many ideas for what could go in that space... Double Take: The double cabs still gets me when I look at it (it is still in the yard but will be leaving soon). Bare Bones: The often occcurance of a frame with a motor is typical. Just thought I would share what my driveway has to deal with.

Memory Lane

This will be fun especially if everyone and I do mean EVERYONE will join in! This is just too fun to pass up.
Here are the directions:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember, good or bad but be nice please! ;)
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.We can make it a competition if anyone wants. Let's see who can come up with the funniest memory and who has the most memories. Please keep it going. ENJOY :)

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Once again we went to the annual town Rodeo and still we have not caught a chicken. KayDee had a bad week for naps so she never ended up going, but I promised the other two that we would go, so I took them the last night.

They had fun eating snowcones and nachos, and of course trying to catch a chicken. We laughed through the donkey-watermelon race and the kids tried to win new boots by racing to put on their own shoes with the other kids.

This is the only Rodeo I have ever been to and it is a lot of fun, but I don't stay until it is over, which is usually after midnight. Kevin on the other hand helps every night with the gates to keep the cattle moving smoothly. It is a tiring weekend but we are glad we get to go and do our small part.

I am not sure why I let Samantha wear that purple hat, since she has the cowboy attire. She got a few smiling comments and she was definitely happy to wear it.

4th of July

We spent the 4th of July celebration with Justin and Rachel. Rachel loves this holiday so she cooked amazing ribs and they had Justin's family over (which are Kevin's relatives too) and we ate heartily. Then we went to hear Rachel sing the National Anthem at the Rodeo and afterwards we did the fireworks in the driveway. Maxine and Jack were sitting with Sam and Derrick watching so they wouldn't get burned. Maxine was traumatized by an ash falling on her toe, so they stayed back. The dogs sure didn't like the noise, but the flashing lights didn't bother them.

4 Staples

We don't know how it happened exactly, but KayDee cut open the back of her head a few Sunday's ago. Kevin thought she had followed him out, like the other kids, to check chickens in the pasture. Then he heard crying, and so did I from in the house, and found her bleeding. After looking at it, it definitely needed something to hold it together so I took her in to her doctor's office night clinic, (I didn't have to pay emergency room fees!).

As we waited, nobody in the waiting room could figure out why she was there and the brave people that asked were surprised she was up and about playing. I followed her around like a puppy because I didn't want her to fall again!

The doctor soon saw her and decided she needed 3 staples and told me it is not that bad to have 3 staples put in without anesthetic so we did it without it. While they got ready, I told her the doctor needed to help her so her head could get better, and that it would hurt but she needed to hold still. A nurse came in to hold her head still and I held her legs down and amazingly she didn't fight us very hard at all. The doctor decided she needed 4 so I said put it in since we're here! She cried but she was sooo brave, and the nurse gave her a certificate to eat at Del Taco as reward.

She went a week with greasy hair from the ointment and Elisa took the staples out for us. Thanks Elisa!

I took these two pictures the day after the staples were put in.