Sunday, June 29, 2008

Beautiful Mommy and great friends

Well the girls decided to do my makeup! Ain't I beautiful!!!!! By the way, you can't see most of the sparkles. I think I was hit with pixie dust.

Then KoKo did Lou's.
We look like twins!

Here are the girls playing with Good Life's kids. They have so much fun together! J didn't want to get into the tent.

J is my little buddy! Watch out Good Life, I might kidnap him, for a day or so anyway!!
Don't you think it is funny that I go a week with out posting then post three times today!!!! I had the time today! Does this count as journal? I think Too Many to Count was going to get her blog made into a book! I will have to ask her!

A Look Back

They are so cute!

PIctures from Houston

The storms came rollin in every afternoon.

The girls all slept on one bed and a chair!! It was so cute.

This is our cutie pie. She loves her glasses. She only likes to wear them upside-down.

K so I am finally getting the posted! Here are some pictures of our fun trip. We were in Galveston Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday and Friday we got up, ate breakfast, then went to the pool. We had lunch, let Bay take a little nap then went back out to the pool. Poor Michael had to work!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I love having a blog! It is so much fun!
Well, we are in Houston. It rained last night, I think it is supposed to all weekend. We swam this morning and as soon as Bay wakes up we will go back to the pool!
I will post pics when we get back!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A day in the life. . .

This is what we had for dinner tonight! It was so yummy! It was also so pretty! I had to take a picture. The veggie tray was empty when we were finished!! We have really been trying to eat more healthy and the girls are actually going along with it!! They love their veggie!
This is Mrs. Ingstrum, Ko Ko's first grade teacher. Those two really got along! I know KoKo will really miss her!! One great thing is that Mrs. Ingstrum goes to our church!
This was the awards ceremony at school. KoKo received the Principal's award, only one and one boy received it!, and she was on the A honor roll! Yeah KoKo!!
Bay and Lou enjoyed being at the school watching their big sis!
This is our friends pool. We love it! We are so thankful for them sharing it with us!!!! It is so much fun!
We have a fun summer ahead of us! We will be spending a lot of time in the water!
We are headed to Houston Wed. Michael has to do some business and we are going along for the ride. After his meetings we are going to go down to the beach in Galveston! So exciting! I have been lucky to get to travel with Michael! That is one great thing about his job! I think I really could get use to the room service and maids!! Do you think they will make a house call??

Happy Father's Day!

Thanks to all you daddy's out there! We love and appreciate all of you!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My Dear Hubby!

Can I just say how thankful I am for Michael! He, with the help of his little sis Marci, designed this blog! He did a great job, don't you think? He works so hard for our family! He loves and cares about us. He wants to spend time with us! Maybe it helps that he is gone so much, we appreciate the time we get to spend together. I love you Michael!!

I am so excited to start blogging. I must say it has taken months, or longer!!, for me to really want to do this! It is a great way for us to keep up with fam and friends!

It has been less than a week of summer vacation and I am loving it!!!! It is fun to have KoKo here with us all day! She is a great help. Sometimes her and Lou play great together. She is so good with Bay. I love my family so much! I am very thankful for each one of them!

When we were thinking about all the things we loved about each other, it was neat to hear what the girls had to say! They love each other too!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Michael's Thoughts

Let me sum up the phrase that most directly symbolizes my daily life. Funny thing about it is that it can be summed up with one simple comic strip.
I cannot tell you how many times I have actually answered this question. Amusingly, people will come up to me and say..."May I ask you a question?"...and without hesitation I will answer them "6-11". The first few seconds are classic as they look dumbfounded that I answered their question before they even asked it!! Then they walk away, mouth wide open.
TALL Thoughts
  • Some must think that tall people are born without a brain. Since I am on 2-5 airplanes a week, a common phrase is shouted my way as I get on and off the plane..."WATCH YOUR HEAD!!!" Duh, like I actually enjoy the PAIN of hitting my head! The same is true about walking out of buildings. At times I feel like the invisible "WATCH YOUR HEAD" Fairy is following me Shouting..."WATCH YOUR HEAD!"
  • When I order fast food, my meal automatically gets Super Sized because I am tall.
  • I get asked..."How Tall Are You?"...while standing at the urinal!! (Yes, believe happens quite frequently)
  • "Little People" can apply for disabilities so why not Tall People? The world is not made for us either!
  • Tall people have loads of $money$. That is why we are charged $50 more for clothing that is only an inch to 2 inches longer.
  • I have been compared to every ones tall son, daughter, grandpa, grandma, brother, sister, cousin, friend, acquaintance, aunt, uncle, dad, mom..........
  • I am asked randomly to TOUCH THE CEILING!
  • I am asked about my shoe size, pant length, shirt size, waist size, hand size, bed size, car size, house size, sock size, etc., like I live in Never Never Land.
  • People swear at me for being tall! Examples (Holy _____ you are tall!) (How _____ tall are you?) (_____ you're tall!)
  • People come up to me and say...."You must hate being tall!" Mostly by short people.
  • Everyone is short to me!
  • I don't need to be reminded that I am tall. Yes, I actually woke up this morning remembering that I am 6-11. But in case I forget, everyone is there to remind me that "You're Tall!!!!!!!"
  • People will actually walk up to our table in a restaurant and interrupt our eating to ask..."How tall are you?" In which Ko Ko will answer...."My dad is 6-11!!!! DUH!!!"
  • People get offended when I ask them..."How Short are you?"...before I answer their question.
  • Most people can't figure out how tall 5 foot 23 inches is off the top of their head!
  • I have had people follow me for 45 minutes to get up the nerve to ask me the Beloved question along with people taking pictures of me in Wal-Mart! Watch out if Angela is with me!!!!!
  • My picture is on a Gas Station wall in Chicago. I am currently known as the tallest person to enter this particular gas station.
  • I will be followed in a Grocery store and asked if I could get something off of the top shelf!
  • My sister is 7 foot 2 inches tall!!!! Ha should see the look on people's faces when I tell them that!!!!!

As you can see...I could go on about this forever.

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