Wednesday, May 23, 2007


My boy is the one with the brown long sleeve shirt.
I couldn't be prouder!!!! My boy was on the honor roll all year! He recieved a certificate for his hard work from the principal, he got a bronze academic medal, and even got a school letter. I thought they gave letters out for sports, but apparently you get one for academic excellence.
He is such a good boy and deserves his moment in the spotlight.
My mohter and father came to see their grandson get his awards. From what my mom told me my father got a little misty watching his grandson get his awards. I think he misses the fact that he was not able to do this kind of stuff when his own kids were growing up, not that he didn't want to, but because he was such a hard worker and would be very tired when he got home. It was left to mom to be our total support. I love them both!

Thursday, May 17, 2007


I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! Mine was pretty good even tho i worked. My son Darin took his money from his allowance and purchased me a couple of roses from 7/11. I thought that was the nicest thing that he could do for me. My daughter Amber picked some lilac's from my mothers tree in the backyard and put them in a plastic cup and gave them to me. When she gave them to me she said "I know you like these flowers mommy". I really do love those flowers, they make everything smell so nice. My living room smelled like lilacs for days.
Since I had to work on Mother's Day my dad treated the whole family to a family picnic at our favorite state park. You can read about it here. My mom has posted pictures of the picnic on her site.
The kids are going on so many field trips in this last month it's amazing. Darin came home one day with 3 field trips totally $47.00 dollars. Ouch! Amber had 4 field trips that did not cost me a dime?! I like those field

Amber had a science fair at her school, she chose to do an experiment. Her experiment delt with making a rainbow in a glass. She had to mix certain amounts of sugar with water and die. They had a special night for parents to come and see all the projects. There was alot of talented kids, I was impressed with the batteries and light bulb experiment. Amber got a ribbon for participating which was nice, we could have done better but my heart was not into helping with such a project.
Darin has his honor's night on Monday. I am so hoping that he gets some type of plaque for being on the honor roll for all 4 semesters. He's excited about practicing how to walk and accept his honor's.

Work for me has been a roller coaster. I found out on Monday that i will be only working 3 days a week. Luckily a lady that works for us is sharing some of her hours with me. But that's not going to last. I really have to find a part time job somewhere to make up the difference. It's not easy! I'm glad that the kids are old enough to be left alone for an hour if i need them to.

Frank still enjoys his job! He just had the day off for his birthday paid. Not bad for just starting. What i love is that its 40 hours! He's mostly driving and delivering cleaning supplies and packaging products to different companies. If he's not doing that he's cleaning up the warehouse and helping carrying products for the customers.

Monday, May 14, 2007


On Tuesday it's my husbands birthday! He will be 41 years old, but if you ask him he says he's Although if you look at his hair you would guess him to be in his 60's. He's been grey headed for a very long time. He says it started when he was 18. When i met him when he was 26 he had salt and pepper hair which is what attracted me to him. Now it's a blanket of white on top. I Love Him very much...HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY!

In 1966 (the year you were born)

Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

As part of nationwide protest against the Vietnam War, demonstrations are staged all over the US

In Miranda vs. Arizona, the Supreme Court rules that criminal suspects must be apprised of their rights before interrogation

US planes begin bombing of the Hanoi area of North Vietnam

Controversial American comedian Lenny Bruce is found dead of a drug overdose in his home

John Lennon says, "We are more popular than Jesus" sparking controversy in the US

The first black Senator is elected to the United States Senate

Cindy Crawford, Janet Jackson, Mike Tyson, Halle Berry, Adam Sandler, and Kiefer Sutherland are born

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series

Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the top grossing film

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann is published

Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys and Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel are released

Star Trek and The Newlywed Game premiere

Monday, May 07, 2007




In 1949 (the year you were born)

Harry Truman is president of the US

Treaty signed by US, Canada and other countries establishes the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

German Federal Republic (West Germany) is established

A communist government is established in mainland China

John Belushi, Erik Estrada, and Bruce Springsteen are born

New York Yankees win the World Series

Philadelphia Eagles win the NFL Championship

Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

The Second Sex by Simone de Behavior is published