Thursday, December 04, 2008

My Sister the Artist

Sara is in school to be an elementary teacher and she is taking one of her art classes now. I am loving seeing some of her creations. I have to share her latest. Those with boys will probably know this character very well. If you don't, you will! Sara made this with paper mache. Impressive!
I love you Sara. You rock!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to Everybody!! I love you!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Aunt Bev!

Aunt Bev is turning 60 in December and was she surprised last night.

She thought she was coming to Aunt Debbie and Uncle Jimmy's surprise wedding anniversay party. Here is when everyone started yelling surprise and she was laughing because she thought the yelling was supposed to be for them.
This is when her sister is telling her Happy Birthday and that the party is actually for her (Does she look shocked or what?

This is her kicking her sister for tricking her like that:
She doesn't hold a grudge for long. Apparently Debbie and Judy were the master minds behind the whole thing. I love this family and the love that is always shown at all these get togethers!!

Happy Birthday Aunt Bev!! We love you!!

The rest of the pictures are uploading to my smugmug site, they should be done soon!

These Gorgeous Boys Are My Cousins!!

Last night at Aunt Bev's party, I got to see lots of cousins. But some don't see me enough to remember me, so I thought I would post his picture here, so he can see he REALLY IS my cousin!

This is Matthew. He is actually my Double First Cousins grandchild. For those not in the family, don't ask, for those that are.... you understand.

Matthew, next time you see me I expect you to run give me a hug and a kiss, okay!?

This is Michael! He is gorgeous too! He was also so very busy last night he didn't even see me at all. I managed to grab a kiss to the top of his little buzzed head while he was pausing with Dad for a minute.
See you soon boys!!! I love you!!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Happy Birthday my Dani!!

We celbrated Dani's BDay last night and tonight. We had a blast! 21 years ago today we had a wonderful new addition to our family and boy did it change our lives for the better. Happy Birthday my Dani Girl!! I love you!

Here is a picture I love!

Such sweet girls!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Just a Few Pics

This young lady earned a record amount of money for United Way..

Will explain later, but until then, here are a few pics for you to ponder over.....

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Alex has a blog, Alex has a blog.

Lorie now has a cast. :(
Right hand not healing well.... cast for 4 weeks.

Monday, September 15, 2008

We Have Electricity and Repair of Yard is Underway!

Most of you have read Paula and Greg's Blog and saw that we were hit by the winds of the hurricane. It was quite funny that we were watching and hoping they wouldn't get hit too bad, and they only got a half inch of rain. Then the winds made it up here and did major damage. Quite rediculous, actually.

Schools were closed today and will be closed tomorrow also. Even I didn't have to go to work and I ALWAYS have to go to work. There is always office work to do at schools, but if there is NO electricity and NO phone, there is really nothing we can do.

We were the lucky few. Our electricity came back on at 4:30 this morning. They said there were over 300,000 without electircity yesterday. They restored 85,000 and there are still 215,000 without electricity. 62 out of 90 electrical substations have been damaged. Many of our friends still do not have electricity. We gave Ed and Francey our generator and they loaned us their chainsaw and help today. John's chainsaw broke and we definitely needed one. Some of our neighbor men also came over and helped cut down and pile up branches and trees. CJ was an amazing help. As you can see even little Talley was really helpful.

We did not get an ounce of rain, it was weird. Funny this thing gave us as much trouble as we had in the past in Florida. Thank God we didn't get hit full force by the big thing.

Okay, family in Indiana and

Cincinnati, how are you doing? Were you hit bad?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Excuse

My excuse for not blogging is my handicapped hands.

Quick explanation of my stupidity.

Picture this.

Lorie, on her cell phone talking to Dani.

Lorie needing a cookbook off a shelf.

Lorie pushing the rolling chair to stand on it as a step stool.

Chair rolling away, Lorie cussing, dropping the phone, falling and landing on both hands.

Dani screaming on the phone, Alex and CJ running to see what all the crying was about.

A trip to the ER with a smirking husband.

Doctors telling me nothing was broken for 4 weeks, until after an MRI, when she was told one hand was broken.

Trip to hand specialist where she was told one hand was broken and the other wrist was broken.

Oh brother, I am still doing everything, it is just slower going. I have braces on both hands, they are hoping I won;t need casts.

Am I forgiven for not blogging, please.........

Missing Some Little Girls

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Some New Pics Finally

Okay, I have been out of it because I had a freak accident a week ago Wednesday. I was trying to get to a cookbook on a shelf and I stood on a rolling desk chair. Yep, you guessed it, it rolled and I fell. I landed on both hands and sprained them very badly. They xrayed them twice thinking they might be broken. I have been wearing a brace on both hands and haven't been able to drive or do much of anything. I couldn't even hold a blowdryer in my hands (picture John or CJ holding a blowdryer in the air while I try to blowdry my hair.) Today is much better and I was actually able to download my pics from my surprise quick trip to Florida.

My trip came about one morning when I heard from Uncle Ed that he was going to surprise my Mom and drive down to see her. I asked if he had 2 more seats available and Cj and I hitchhiked. It was a quick but great visit and I came back with a few cute pics. I didn't take as many as usual, since I wasn't there that long.

Most of you know the gorgeous babies in the pics. More pics on my other site.

Will try to be better.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Congrats Alex!!

Alex graduated last Saturday.

Can't believe my baby is all grown up!!