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Just a little insight as to our day to day antics around here. ENJOY!

While you're there, feel free to check out the other videos of Nathan!


A wedding video you won't soon forget! Remind me to do this at my wedding!

Another Day Gone By

Another, nothing day!

I worked up in Carmel today.
I surfed the web.
I picked Nathan up from school.
I bought him 4 books at his book fair.
We came home to eat McDonald's.
He played the Wii for a while.
I played online for a while.
I put him to bed.
I played online a bit more.
Going to bed.

That about sums is up.

Teach Him To Teach Her

Background: I taught my other dog to sit, stay, lay, etc. by using words and hand motions. that way if I didn't want to tell him to lay, I would just snap my fingers and do the hand motion. It worked great! also, if I asked him to do something and he did something eles, I would take my hand away and say no. This is what we're trying to do with Kanela.

Nathan is telling kanela to LAY and SIT, showing her the treat she will get and then hurling the treat at her head instead of giving it to her. I hope you can follow.

Another Thursday!

I’d say this is just another dull day at work! Nothing special. Although, I was able to get a lot accomplished! It’s amazing what you can do when you get on the internet and surf around for a bit. Too bad, it’s not for work! No, seriously, I DID get a lot accomplished at work, FOR work.

I usually have a 25 minute drive to our Indy location (which is my “home”), but when I have to go up to our Carmel location (every Thursday and the 1st and 3rd Monday), I have a 45 minute drive and it really, really stinx! The traffic isn’t too bad. There’s a lot of it, but it flows pretty well. It’s just a long drive for me. Luckily, it’s all highway. My gas guzzling Endeavor doesn’t like it much, either!

Let’s hope tomorrow is a better day. After all, it’s payday!

Another Tuesday Gone By

Well, Tuesday was here and gone!

It started off like any other Tuesday. Nothing special. The day goes on as it always would (although it took a long time to get to 5pm). The highlight of my day finally approaches!

Kindercare (where Nathan goes to "school") was having their 40th Birthday Celebration from 5-7pm tonight! They had a bouncy house, police officer and car, firetrucks (2 of them) and firemen (yay me!!), ball toss (to win fish), door prizes, grand prize, hot dogs, macaroni, chips, lemonade, ice cones, popcorn and lots of heat! We didn't win any of the door prizes, which was fine by me.

Nathan had a blast in the bouncy house and I had a blast watching him. I wish they would have a parents bouncy house hour or something. Now THAT would be fun!

Anyway, we went to look at the firetrucks. I thought it was really cool and interesting, but all Nathan wanted to do was sit in the driver's seat and make the firetruck "fart" by pressing the brake. Of course, the fireman said he was the only kid who did that. Go figure! He kept going in one door and out, then around the truck to get in the other door. Silly child, he is!

We went back to the games and he won two gold fish! Yippee! Yeah, the kind the probably die in a week! Anyway, we headed off to WalMart and got a little fish tank, some rocks, fish food and "toys" for the fishies. He is thrilled. I hope they grow and not die! He named the brown one "Bumblebee" and the orange one "Optimus Prime." Gee can you tell what he's into right now????

We headed home, watched some TV and headed to bed. Let's see if tomorrow will be a good day too.

SUNDAY Happenings

Today was quite busy for us, for once.

We started the day off by going to the fountain at the main entrance to Arbuckle Arces (the nearby park). I took some cute pictures there of Nathan. He decided he wanted to put his feet in the water, so I let him. I thought there was no harm in that. Well, about 5 minutes later, I realized what the harm was! He got off the edge and stood IN the fountain! Yeah, it was kinda deep and his shorts got very very wet! It was so funny!

After that, we headed over to the park. We played for a while. He jumped on the merry go round and had me push him really fast. he tried to jump off when I stopped it, but he fell over upon landing! Well, duh! He was so dizzy! It was hilarious! We then went over to the big slide thing they have. It has all kinds of things that go up and down, sideways, front ways, every ways. He convinced me to go down the tornado slide, which was wet! My shorts were wet in the seat of my pants the whole rest of the time we were there. He made sure he played on everything for a few minutes at least.

Then, we wandered over to the trails. I have never walked the trails before because I never knew they were there. So we walked and walked and walked. I explained what poison ivy was and to stay away. He threw rocks and sticks in the the little creek. We walked for quite a bit. Finally, I realized where we were and cut through so we could finish our walk early. I think I cut about 5 whole minutes off. he he he

We went on over to WalMart from there to get Nathan his blue ice cream (an Icee). He was thrilled. He even got a bag of chips. He drank it all and ate the whole bag. Now, it's lunchtime, so we went to Taco Bell and too it home. Shortly after lunch, i sent Nathan upstairs to take a nap. He did. In my bed. While he was napping, I took advantage of it and finished up some quick pages for my Texas Gals 6x6 album. Yipee!!! It's all done.

So, a bit after Nathan gets up from his nap, we put the hose in his pool to let it fill up. We take a walk around the block with our dog, Kanela. We get back and the pool is overflowing. I leave both him and Kanela outside to enjoy the day and the pool. They both cooled off and had so much fun.

While they were outside playing, I made dinner. Turns out, it was just for me because all Nathan wanted was a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich. Well, he comes in from outside. He takes off his swim trunks and goes upstairs to change. Dinner is over and now we are watching XMen.

WHEW! What a full day!


Yup, another wonderful Friday has arrived! Anything special today? Nope, not really. I woke up this morning with my little guy next to me and our puppy in between us. I slept thtough 10 minutes of my alarm going off. Fought with Nathan to get dressed. Then I we fought for him to go down stairs. I get attitude from him. So we had to get through that. We get to school and he doesn't want me to leave and throws the biggest hissy fit. I go to work............

My parents are leaving for South Carolina tonight. Mom and Dad have finally decided that if/when they move, it will be to South Carolina. They're going for a week to look around and kind of get a feel for the area. Maybe find a nice town near the wodded areas and go from there. If all goes well, maybe even find a house up for sale and put in a bid. Now, for some odd reason, Mom thinks something may happen to the house. Now, since the women in our family tend to have a sixth sense of sorts (premonition - for real), she asked the neighbor across the street to keep and eye out and to call 9-1-1 if there was anything odd going on. I'm sure nothing will happen to the house, but always better to be safe than sorry. I hope they have a good and productive trip!

Tuesday, Tuesday...

Another Tuesday gone by. Another normal regular day of nothing gone by. I do have to say, though, I was able to update one of my blogs! That makes me happy. I have 4 blogs including this one and I tend to let the three go while I concentrate on The Scrapbook Speedway. I told myself I was going to try and update the other's at least once per week. So, I did!

Later tonight, I'm going to try to get one more Texas layout completed. I'm also going to try to jump around some blogs and see if there's anything interesting going on. You know, something I want to participate in to get a RAK or maybe a new sketch or a new product. Just anything interesting.

I'll pop on and letcha know what I find. 'Till then, have a great one!

Kit Kat & M&M's Cake

Yes! You heard me right!! A Kit Kat and M&M cake!!

Wanna know the secret? Follow the link to Paige's Pantry to get the full recipe. I know this is a cake I wanna try (to eat)!!!

FREE Hugs!

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need.

Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.

In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER! After all, If you can reach just one person, isn't it worth it?

How it all started:

I'd been living in London when my world turned upside down and I'd had to come home. By the time my plane landed back in Sydney, all I had left was a carry on bag full of clothes and a world of troubles. No one to welcome me back, no place to call home. I was a tourist in my hometown.

Standing there in the arrivals terminal, watching other passengers meeting their waiting friends and family, with open arms and smiling faces, hugging and laughing together, I wanted someone out there to be waiting for me. To be happy to see me. To smile at me. To hug me.

So I got some cardboard and a marker and made a sign. I found the busiest pedestrian intersection in the city and held that sign aloft, with the words "Free Hugs" on both sides.

And for 15 minutes, people just stared right through me. The first person who stopped, tapped me on the shoulder and told me how her dog had just died that morning. How that morning had been the one year anniversary of her only daughter dying in a car accident. How what she needed now, when she felt most alone in the world, was a hug. I got down on one knee, we put our arms around each other and when we parted, she was smiling.

Everyone has problems and for sure mine haven't compared. But to see someone who was once frowning, smile even for a moment, is worth it every time.

Why Did it get banned?

Public liability fear and red tape. But its all okay now! Make sure tocheck your local laws before embarking on your Hugathon!

Submitted by: Josie at Have Your Way With Paper

Crafts, Crafts & More Crafts!

In seraching through Blogger, I found this great site, Crafty This And That which has lots of different kinds of crafts. From cookies, to scrap pages, to recycling items and so much more!

Take a peek and check out the Pop Tab Bracelet, CD Album, Altered Records, Altered Keys, Altered Tobacco Tins, Bookmarks, Angel Pins and so much more!!!