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Yeah for the B&G Club

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

It is finally time for the Boys & Girls Club's summer program. The kids started on Monday. It is so nice to have quieter days since school's been out. This week is kind of a gear-up week. But next week is when the fun really gets started... swimming on Mondays & Wednesdays and skating on Tuesdays for 2 of them and Thursdays for the other one.


Memorial Day - Need to Teach Our Kids

Monday, May 26, 2008

My family attended our church's youth rally last night. It was also attended by two other churches. The kids were 6th-12th grades. The speaker had a lesson on Memorial Day. I was shocked at how many of the kids really didn't know why we celebrated Memorial Day.

It is our responsibility as parents to teach our kids about our history... and our present! There are so many men and women who have given their lives for our freedom. There are so many families who were changed forever. There are so many vets who are still living today who need our gratitude and our prayers.

Memorial Day isn't just a day to take off work and bar-b-que. It's a day that we should all take the time to remember those who gave of themselves to protect our country and to make a better life for those who call this country home. In God We Trust!


Wonderful Birthday Away!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I had a wonderful 37th birthday. My twin sister took me out of town as my present. We went to Paducah, Kentucky. When we got there last night, we went to the mall. There was a good sale, and I got another pair of capri pants that I can go walking in. I bought her a pair of walking shorts as a present. Maybe it will inspire her to use that health club membership that she bought at a charity auction a month or so ago. After shopping, we had dinner on me at the Red Lobster. I had the baked talopia with veggies in a pouch... delicious... and a baked potato and side salad.

Our reason for choosing Paducah (besides that it was close) was to go to the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival. We saw beautiful sculptures, paintings, prints, photos, jewelry, glass work, and more. Last night, we went down and enjoyed the live bands and a funnel cake (okay, I cheated. But, it was only about a quarter of the whole thing; and I walked off the calories for sure.)

The hotel we stayed at was right on the river, about a 15 minute walk from the festival. We took a walk this morning down the flood wall which they have had painted with fantastic murals (one of which is attached). The architecture is stunning. I love taking pictures of old buildings. Walking back down to the festival, we were passing by the Museum of the American Quilter's Society. A couple walked up to us and gave us two free passes. So, we made an unexpected museum tour. The work that goes into those quilts is absolutely amazing. Some of the miniatures were more beautiful than the big quilts. I wish that we could have taken some pictures; but of course, that was not allowed.

After that, we went on down to the Lowertown and had lunch at the festival. She got a polish sausage, I got a BBQ, and we split them. I liked my BBQ better. ;-) Unfortunately, the veggies were few. We visited more booths that we didn't have time to get to last night. I still cannot believe the beautiful work that was on display. This one guy takes photos of the planets using a homemade telescope. He's been featured in national magazines. I wish I could have afforded some of his work, but $hundreds$ isn't in my budget. I did get some photos of different media from a lady who came up from Florida for the show. They'll be Christmas presents for my sisters & hubbies and dad & step-mom.

While I missed my kids & DH, it was nice to have a day without having to worry if the 8 yo is touching something she isn't supposed to or worrying if the 3 yo is running down the street. We just took our own sweet time and had a wonderful birthday... just the two of us.

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TREPPILS 5/25/2008 9:24AM

    Sounds like a great, low-stress day. Happy Birthday! emoticon

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Finally... down a pound

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I can finally log a lower weight. I lost a pound. I know it isn't much, and it will probably go up again. I'm going to weigh myself once a month on about the same day. Who knows? If I weighed tomorrow, I'd probably be up a pound again. I just want to keep seeing the inches go down.

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    Congrats! I know I was happy when my scale FINALLY showed a smaller number. And the inches ..they aren't melting away..but the measurements are decreasing. I totally need to go shopping for some smaller jeans. yippeeee.

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Bragging about my girl...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My older daughter tried out for a part in Willy Wonka Junior last Saturday. We found out tonight that she got a part. YEAH!

There were only positions for 46 kids... 70 tried out!

She got the part of Matilda, a school friend of Charlie's. She's not in either of the movies. She might be in the book, though. I've not read it. In the play, she walks with Charlie to the candy store.

At her audition, my daughter sang Candy Man (the song from the original movie which was sang in the candy store). I hope she'll get to sing it in the play. We'll get her script on Sunday.

My twin sister's boys got parts as Oompa Loompas. They'll be singing and leading the naughty children off stage.

I have to admit... I'm jealous! lol But, it's a good jealous.

This will be her first major production. It will be the boys' second. They were in A Christmas Carol in December. The younger one played Tiny Tim.... even had my Dad sniffling (and he isn't one for showing emotions.) I know the boys will throw themselves into their parts.

I cannot wait. It's going to be fun!


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