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Sunday, August 31, 2008
In that note...
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Saturday, August 30, 2008
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Thursday, August 28, 2008
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This was the state-of-the-art big screen TV back in 1963, the year that Dad graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Jose, California.
Dad aka Santa Claus around the Killeen, Tx area... 2007
Posted by Heidi at 6:38 AM
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Cindy said she made up the spelling for Eathyn (via what Holly said), and so I had to do a google search. Brett and Cindy should be excited to know, that
has their own Eathyn... Eathyn Manumaleuna to be exact. He blocked the field goal attempt to give BYU the 17-16 win over UCLA at the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 22, 2007.
Congrats Brett & Cindy! Can't wait to meet your little guy!
Posted by Heidi at 4:36 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
The end results will be in the Little River News this week. I am already planning on what to enter next year! I may even enter a few pictures that Mom has done (in her name of course) to see if she places!
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Friday, August 22, 2008
Jacob, 9... started a new school this year in 4th grade. He is an avid reader like his dad, and is proudly showing what he is reading. Strage kid... didn't start with book 1! No, he started with 5, then bounced his way around to book 1, and his last will be 7.
Missy Krissy started 1st grade. Has 2 best friends, Lily & Kara, in class with her and nice teacher, Mrs. Green. She absolutely loves school.
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Friday, August 15, 2008
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
Fair days are starting again for this year. In this area, they always start the week of school starting with the Little River County Fair. This year I am going to enter some food: blackberry jam, apricot surprise jam, salsa & pickles, and possibly a sampler that I cross-stitched years ago (is that allowed?). Lauren & Kayley are also going to enter some homemade things that they have done (baby hats) or will make (cookie bars/brownies) by Monday. I am pretty excited. If we get a ribbon (going for the blue!), I'll post the pictures later. In September will be the annual 4 States Fair. We've only gone 2 times since being married. We have yet to go since moving here in 2005. That fair is just so expensive. I am sure Shawn will be employed with Willis Knighton in November, and we'll go to the Louisiana State Fair because they always have WK employee day, and all family members get in free with free lunch. Only way we can go...
Posted by Heidi at 6:24 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Kayley comes out of the little girls room which has a bathroom in it. Remember that they have the old master room with the bathroom. My bathroom has yet to be finished (or let's say, even started...) so since we have moved here Shawn & I have been using that bathroom.
Conversation between Kayley & me:
Kayley: "Mom, Lindsey wasn't watching Joey, and he has gotten all those orange things in the toilet."
Mom: (thinking to myself: orange things, orange things... what orange things? as I am walking in) "Well, did you get them out?"
Kayley: "I couldn't."
So, I walk in the bathroom, and there they are: the orange things aka tampons, soaking in the toilet. I continued to let them sit for a moment to get soft, and then I flushed.
Nice. Thanks Joey.
Posted by Heidi at 12:28 PM
Monday, August 11, 2008
Shawn and Josh decided to tear apart my oven on Saturday as I was driving home from my parents (BTW... no problems with Suburban or kids). They cleaned, pulled out again, and cleaned some more. No mice. Found part of the remains of the mouse from months before still stuck in the oven. Maybe that was what I was smelling? Shawn found a few mouse turds here and there, and even found a nest, but no baby mice. He and Josh did see 2 mice running from the stove to the dishwasher back to the stove. Josh got one (meaning he killed it), and they couldn't get the second one. Shawn figured the baby mice he kept hearing were these 2 mice having a great ol' time, if you KWIM! That night we set out 4 mice traps. Within an hour, we heard a snap. Another mouse dead. By Sunday morning after getting back from my walk @ 6:30a, another snap... another dead one! And this morning, another dead one. I am going to keep putting these traps out until everyone of these mice are dead!
Now... if I can combat the small roaches living in my dishwasher!
Posted by Heidi at 7:23 PM
Friday, August 08, 2008
I am never going anywhere again if it has to involve 3 younger children. If people want to see me, they are going to have to come visit me. I absolutely refuse to take these 3 children anywhere again until they:
- have quit crying everytime someone speaks to or looks at him
- have quit screaming bloody murder when having to take a shower
- have learned to swim
These 3 children have blown every chance of going on a vacation with me again. Why do they even call it vacation when it consist of a mom and small children? In all honesty, is that really a vacation? I think not. My nerves are shot, and I even hope these children even make it home tomorrow alive!
Posted by Heidi at 12:19 PM
Thursday, August 07, 2008
I have always been a fanatic about bows. I love bows! Started off with Lauren and continued on with Kayley. I guess I was pretty bad because I had bows to match every outfit (including MAM paci's for Kayley), and my dad would say "here comes the Miller bows!" everytime we visited. Then the girls started getting bigger, and they didn't want to wear bows much. I was so sad. Krissy was born, but Lauren & Kayley would not ever leave bows in her hair. I finally had to put my foot down when Lindsey was born saying to them "If you touch this bow, I will beat your booty!" Lindsey had tons of dark curly hair, and I wanted bows & clips in her hair. Krissy had thin hair so clips just didn't stay in good besides the fact that her older sisters always took them out.
So now my big girls are way big, and I am trying to keep my little girls in bows. They were good when their hair was long and I could pull it back into a pony. Now that I have cut their hair short again, only bows will be in front. I have tons of bows made by my cute friend, Aubrey, who moved before I could get more bows made. I then had a lady in town make some bows for me in May, but they are so not like Aubrey's or as nice as others I have seen. I love bows, and I love nice big bows!
Aubrey is now pregnant, and I think has slowed down on making them. But if she will let me know that she can still make me some, I'll send her some ribbon. I have found a few websites (posted on the left) that I have absolutely fallen in love with. I am going to learn to make the flower ones for Lindsey's hair for sure. I hope Krissy (entering 1st grade) will allow me to put bows in her hair this year.
Posted by Heidi at 5:24 PM
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Yesterday I decided to go to my parents in Killeen. Jacob hadn't been all summer, and he was dying to get there to see cousins Reilly & Austin, and I figured this was the best time to go just before school starts Aug. 19th. We load up and leave, and are on the road by 9:20am. 2:30-3pm we should arrive depending on traffic in Dallas and how long I let the kids play at the McD's next to the Dallas Zoo. We sailed through Dallas before and after lunch. I just couldn't believe how there was NO traffic at all. I should have known...
Every single time we go through Dallas, and there is NO traffic and I start boasting to my mom that I just got through easily, something will happen down the road~ take our trip to AZ in June for one. That cost me like $750!
Okay, so here I am sailing on I-35 S, coming close to the I-35 E. & W. merger in Hillsboro. Bam! Traffic comes to a hault. I mean, 50 minute hault that only took me 6 miles. I was almost to the merger (I could see the bridge) when my a/c died and my coolant light came on. Why not? I mean, I only have 10 thousand cars in front, beside and behind me, and so I pull over to the left-side shoulder on I-35 S. I would tell you the mile marker, but my mind has gone blank. I call Shawn. He tells me to lift the hood, and to wait 15 minutes before trying to take off the cap and adding fluid.
Remember now, I am in central Texas... the pavement and surrounding areas according to my temp. gauge is now 120, and it's hot! Suburban is like an oven even with the windows down. I have the kids get outside to stand between the car & cable that now lines the highway to stop car wrecks going into the northbound traffic. Places on I-30 towards Dallas has the concrete barriers. Texarkana and this area of the highway has cable lines. I figured it would be okay since traffic was not moving. WRONG!
You know, before I go on with my story, I want to say that Josh had his Eagle Scout Board of Review on Monday night. Well, let's say he was SUPPOSE TO! Eagle Board forgot, and didn't call us, and so we made a wasted trip into Texarkana on Monday night. But before we left, Josh and I were going over some of the stuff he needed to know... like the motto, slogan, etc... What's the motto? BE PREPARED!
Yah... I wasn't prepared for this trip that well. I didn't have any water with us for the kids. But, I never have ever made sure we had water. If we needed some, we would pull over at a gas station, and then grab some. Never had a cooler with water in it. I bet that will be different on the way home on Saturday!
So here we are... standing in the 100+ heat outside on the highway. Jacob is starting to get hot. I mean his little face is beat red. I am talking to my sister Holly telling her where I was, and how Jacob is. She says why don't I just call 911 to see if a patrol car can come so that he can sit in the a/c until my car cools down. Sure, why not. There is not a gas station in sight, so I call 911. They connect me to Hillsboro PD, I tell them the situation and they tell me that they will send a car out. I was also told that a motorhome had gotten a flat past the merger, so that is why traffic has slowed down. Great! Just as I got off the phone with the PD, kind kind people who are probably on vacation themselves, start rolling down their windows, and handing me bottles of water, Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water, crackers. One trucker left a huge Gatorade bottle full of water for my car. I was very touched. I was getting Jacob cooled down with him drinking the water, and with putting cold water on his head, underarms, etc... Just then, and I swear it was at the same time, 2 nice men stopped, and the police car, ambulance and fire rescue truck all pulled up at the same time, and Jacob was checking his blood sugar again. His blood sugar was 103, so I refused treatment from the ambulance (had to sign a paper) and told them that I was thoroughly embarrassed because I only wanted a police car. They asked me questions for a moment, the 2 men filled my car with water, my a/c started, the traffic started going and we all left. Jacob was fine for the rest of the 1 1/2 hr trip, and for the rest of the day.
We got to my parents at 5pm, and we all went to my brother Chad's, place to eat. Kids came back to swim at Mimi's & Grampa's.
Posted by Heidi at 8:20 AM
Saturday, August 02, 2008
We also discovered this morning that a new dog has joined us. It's a full-blood hound (at least it looks like it... AKA: hunting dog). Very well trained, and no collar. I doubt I'll put an ad in the paper because it cost so much, but we've already fed her this morning, and it chowed down. I figured if she stays for a while and we feed it, at least it's been taken care of. Joey about freaked out when it popped her head at the window, and he wasn't expecting it. We will be calling her Ellie until she leaves, if at all.
Posted by Heidi at 7:47 AM
Friday, August 01, 2008
I turn it on, and within seconds, we can smell something. It was grosser than gross! No french bread that night. I could only smell it when that oven was on, not the bottom one. Fast forward a few months to tonight (yes, you are right... stove has not been cleaned yet because I can't get my husband to do it!)... I turn on the lower oven, and while the smell is not bad, I can still smell something. I open up the top oven, and I almost died. Shawn said that he would look at it tomorrow (wanna take bets?).
Everything is falling apart or not working right, and it's making me mad. Stove, dishwasher, broken chair that is only 6 yrs old (Shawn sat in it tonight and it broke and he fell... it was quite hilarious!), Shawn's nice watch (not drastic, but still), boat, car, shoes, you name it... something else will be broken before the night is over, I am sure. :-(
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