Monday, February 25, 2008

4 Boys Swimming

This is Nicholas and 3 other boys he swims with. This will probally be the relay team for state. Another parent took this after their relay in Sunday and I love this picture BUT I am not loving his hair! Have you ever seen such crappy hair. Nicholas usually gets 2 haircuts a year (1 before each state) so since state in in 2 weeks I am HOPING we CUT his hair! It is so light right now from the chlorine..not as light as in the summer as it is almost blonde in the back from the sun and chlorine.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Happy Birthday to SUZANNE!!
Her Birthday is MONDAY (25th) but since she is in England for a few more LONG months it is already her Birthday!!
Happy Birthday and I hope you have a GREAT day and see you in a FEW short weeks!!!

3 Word Sunday

I got this from Melissa Blog and decided to do it this week..Since we have spent the weekend at a swim meet it was EASY thinking of a pictures to use:) The Boys relay broke the meet record yesterday and they (and their parents) were pretty DARN excited!! Roger (man in grey shirt) is holding a magazine that he had the 4 boys sign for him as he said someday he will sell it on Ebay when they are "Famous" swimmers". We love our boys! (mine is the Cute one on the Right).
This is the RULES if anyone else wants to get involved.

3 words....

I LOVE watching GMA on Saturday mornings because I look forward to their segment - 3 Words.
It is a very simple concept.

Sum up your week in three little words.
“You can sing it, you can say it, you can write it, you can draw it. It can be funny or sad or poignant as long as it’s honest.”*

**Opps ---the boys did beat the meet record BUT SSSSexy and Dashing might be a LONG shot:)

Thursday, February 21, 2008


This is Tyler studing for a test. He said he saw this on TV and this is how you "gain all the info". He said it did not work:)
Can I tell you how this kid makes us LAUGH!! He is honestly a really funny kid without trying to be funny!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Eyebrow Threading

I went to the Mall yesterday and had my EYEBROWS THREADED. I have been "stalking" the place for a while and could not bring myself to go in as:
1. I am a BIG chicken and I knew it would hurt
2. It is in the mall and I am more of a "private waxer".
Well it did hurt but I would do it again! She said it should last around a month and I would be THRILLED as I am a every 2 week waxer.

Thanks Suzanne

Thanks to my own little BLOG FAIRY for always PIMPING my blog:) It sooo nice having creative friends as I do not have a creative bone in my body!!! I am sure she is ALREADY planning our next layout.
Margaritas on me in a MONTH!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mindy in Jordon

If anyone wants to read a GOOD blog, Hanks neice Mindy is in Jordon in the Peace Corps. Her storys are GREAT..She takes WONDERFUL pictures and she always has a HUGE smile:)
Mindy's sister is Phebe and she is at John Hopkins in Pre Med. Both girls are ADORABLE and we do miss not seeing them much.
Mindy is working on a project while she is there called Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World). Check it out while you are at her blog (it is on the left of her side bar).

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

I hope everyone has a GREAT Valentines Day...I am not one of those "mushy" Valentine people so sorry no picture of Me and Hankster..Just one of my 2 "little" VALENTINES:)

*Thanks Suzanne. How would I do my BLOG with out YOU!!

**My DEAR husband who is not ONE bit romantic bought me 4 McD Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits (I keep then in the fridge for breakfastes:), McD GC to buy MORE and Tropical Smoothie GC's. A man of my heart..yogurt and smoothies what more could I ask for. I am going out tomorrow night with the "girls" so I said to take the kids to McDs on me..takes some of the guilt away as I bought him nothing and I am going OUT!!! I think there is a Mango Margarita calling my name..diana..diana...diana..(can you hear it too:)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My New Computer Desk

If life was fair this would be my computer desk:)
BUT then I still would have to walk to the FRIDGE!!
(Thanks Terry..those were FUNNY)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

HillBilly Shoveling

This is Tyler and his friend from across the street "shoveling" the ice. Tyler has the edger for weeds to break the ice up (I actually was IMPRESSED that he thought of using this:) and Dalton has the broom to sweep the ice away. Yes, I am paying them!!!

1979 and don't I look FINE:)

Suzanne posted a CHALLENGE to post your Senior Picture on your blog so here it is...
I am not a blue person and guess what color my shirt is? Don't you just love the feathered hair. It was shortly after this that I started with the BIG bang look..I could spray my bangs up to get that SWOOSH like you would not believe..Personally I am waiting for BIG hair to make its return as I still love it..My opinion is your hair should be in proportion to your A$$ and hello....I NEED BIG HAIR!!!

Ice Ice Baby

Last night we were suppose to get a lot of snow and then ice but all we really got was the ice and it was more this morning. The kids were on a 2 hour delay BUT after then got to school we got more ice and I am hoping they do not call it as I really do not want to go get them as the roads are BAD.
I am sooo ready for SPRING..I know I should not complain as I had a email from Kathy in MN and it was 40 below there..ALL I can say to that is MOVE!!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Gung Hay Fat Choy (Happy Chinese New Year)

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

The Lunar New Year dates from 2600 BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

Because of cyclical lunar dating, the first day of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. On the Chinese calendar, 2008 is Lunar Year 4705-4706.

On the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on February 7, 2008 — The Year of the Rat. If you were born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 - you were born under the sign of the rat.

*This is the FIRST year since we moved to Columbus 10 years ago that we have not went to the Chinese New Year Party or had one..Hank said this weekend "we will have to go out to Dinner on Wednesday to celebrate it"..Tyler says "can we go to China Garden" I said "no it is to far on a school night"..Nicholas DEAD serious says" Chili's sounds good" Can I tell you how hard we laughed as that was NOT what Hank had in mine for dinner.
**I am a RAT:)

Monday, February 04, 2008

Another Swim Meet

Nicholas swam this weekend. We have 1 more meet before Divisionals and State. He had GREAT weekend as he took off on everything he swam! WTG NICHOLAS!!!
He was into it and had FUN which is what matters. For those of you that do not have kids that swim it is A LOT of work!! He gets up 3/4 school mornings a week at 4:30 and has practice from 515 to 7:00 then SCHOOL, from school he goes to Practice from 3:30 to 5:30 and 3 nights a week he teaches Pre Team swim lessons! Plus on Saturday morning we have practice or a meet. You have to like it to spend this much time at the POOL. The boy smells like chlorine and his hair looks like crap. He is into the 2 hairscuts a YEAR phase, 1 before summer state and 1 before State in March. We are not going to Divisionals as he has most all his cuts and you can only swim 5 events at State.
Tyler just started back to swim in the last few months and is liking it again. Most ALL our friends are swim parents as what do you do on weekends when there is a meet. You get up by to a meet...find where everyone is sitting and TALK and cheer for each others kids:)
Then it is OFF to lunch/dinner and you do it all the next day again!!!
Sooo once a month the "MOMS" decided we need to DUMP the kids, DUMP the husbands and we have FUN and we call this day each month "BUNCO".
*this picture is from this summer as I have been sooo bad about taking pictures recently. This might be why my last few posts have no NO pictures or pictures of yogurt:)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

My NEW Favorite

Can I tell you how much I am liking McDonalds Fruit & Yogurt Parfait. I am not a yogurt lover at all but I thought I would try one and was love at first bite:)
Hank has been home from China since Thursday night and he called twice this weekend saying "do you want one of those yogurt things". Gotta love a man who buys his wife YOGURT!!! And who said he is not a romantic..OPPS that was ME who said it:)
I have Denise hooked too and poor Suzanne in England said they stopped carrying them over there..WHAT a better reason to move back SOONER!

Friday, February 01, 2008


I had a friend post this on her blog and decided I needed to be a BLOG THIEF and post it as it is FUNNY. I laughed so had I CRIED on the 2nd girl:)
I guess this is a Japanese TV Game Show - The Marshmallow Game. Makes the "WHEEL" look PRETTY boring!