Friday, July 27, 2012

Go Team USA!!

I love the Olympics!  It's a great chance to display our patriotism and pride. No matter how many medals the USA olympians win, it is great to watch them give their all.  I'm also looking forward to seeing more of London (and venues in other locations).  
Our family celebrated the tonight's Opening Ceremonies with a traditional English meal of Cornish Pasties and trifle--yummy!  I keep running into the kitchen during commercial breaks to do cleanup...I might have used every pot, pan, and knife in the making of this celebratory meal....

Did you watch the Opening Ceremonies?  One word...WOW!  I don't know how Danny Boyle (director) managed to cram so many elements into one show but it was certainly entertaining (and mystifying at times).

Later Days!

P.S.  I'm loving the surprise appearances by James Bond and Mr. Bean.  Can't wait to see who's next!  And how 'bout the Queen's entrance?!?!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Quote Sources

I know my faithful readers are dying of suspense wanting to know where the quotes in my last post came from. Here we go:
1. Castle (crime dramady)
2. Phineas and Ferb (silly/smart cartoon)
3. Person of Interest (crime/vigilante genre)
4. The West Wing (political dramady...sadly, no longer in production)
5. Lost (sci-fi longer on tv but lives on in DVD & Netflix incarnations.)

Did anyone know ANY of these? Any fans of these shows? anyone out there?

Later Days!

Friday, June 29, 2012


E. and I are trying something new...I have a book of blog ideas and we're trying a sampling of them.  She posted 5 of her favorite quotes so I'm gonna do the same.  Let me know if you recognize the sources....
  1. "Don't confuse me with your reasonableness!"
  2. "That was...como se dice?...awkward."
  3. "Should we call for backup?"  "You ARE my backup."
  4. "Just sit there in your wrongness and be wrong!"
  5. "Was he talking about what I think he was talking about?"  "If you mean time-travelling bunnies, then yes."
Hmmm....I might need to upgrade my tv viewing selections.  I'll let you know where these quotes came from in my next post.

Later Days!

Check out E's quotes on her new blog at:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

6 Random Facts For Saturday

1. Just finished giving both boys haircuts out on the porch...with all that brown and red hair it looked like a calico kitten! :)

2. The girls and I went to town to look at swimsuits once again...nothing makes you feel worse about yourself than swimsuit shopping.

3. Bees and bulls are attracted to the color red*

4. Coffee fixes everything**

5.  These facts are getting progressively more and more random...true story***

6.  Eldest is trying to modify her swimsuit to make it more modest (though it is already very modest)...she says she wishes she could modify herself (don't we ALL wish we could do that!)

 7.  There shouldn't be a 7th

* & *** contributed by K.
** contributed by E.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

5-31-12 Daybook


Outside my window...
* A neatly manicured lawn & beautiful flowers

I am thinking...
* Life is good.

I am thankful...
* That I got to go to the movies with my hubby--we saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

In the kitchen..
* Not much :)

I am wearing...
* comfy clothes--I exercised and took a shower & it's time to relax

I am creating...
* ??

I am going...
*Summer Plans & Projects

I am wondering...
* Whether my plans and projects will actually happen

I am reading...
* Cookbooks--I really need to work on my culinary skills!

I am hoping...
* To use the summer break to get more organized, get the house decluttered, lose weight, and make a perfect know, just low-key stuff :)

I am looking forward to...
* The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel coming out on DVD!

I am learning...
* ???

Around the house...
* Laundry...alot of laundry

I am pondering...
* Ways to trim our expenses and save money

A favorite quote for today...
* "It will be alright in the end....if it isn't alright, then it is not yet the end." (See above movie)

One of my favorite things...
* Sunny days

A few plans for the rest of the week:
* Overseeing the kids' schoolwork, laundry, celebrating my big brother's birthday!

A peek into my day...
* No peeking! :)

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Whew! We're just now catching our breath from celebrating E's graduation and my 43rd birthday.

 The graduation was a lovely, personal, and worshipful celebration! My cousin's eldest child was also graduating from homeschool and we decided to combine the service...mainly because neither of the graduates wanted to be the sole focus of attention! We were able to make it truly special by using songs picked by the graduates, slideshows of their childhoods, and a time of prayer with their families and friends gathered around them. Afterward, we had a nice reception with good food and displays of the graduates' achievements, interests, and scrapbooks. I think we set the bar pretty high for all subsequent homeschool graduations! LOL!

 My birthday, while not as spectacular, was a perfect celebration for me. I enjoyed time with my family, good food, gifts :), a long bath, and some Ben & Jerry's New York Double Fudge Chunk ice cream. Let's do it all again next year!!!

 Later Days! Kelly

Thursday, May 3, 2012

K's Birthday!

Happy 11th Birthday to K! We actually celebrated several times, so that all family members could participate :). Not surprisingly, that suited the birthday girl just fine. She got some books (including a new Bible), dvds, an ITunes card, $$$, and a beautiful Rapunzel doll. We had a great time with the grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins! Oooh, we also celebrated by going to Starbucks with friends...a new tradition is born! Later Days! Kelly