Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow........

It is snowing today.
It is the first big snow of the season and we are celebrating. We got the weather report from North that this shall be a bad winter. Yahoo, we like to sled and play in the snow. So as the famous song goes, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow........

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My Mid-Life Crisis

I love trucks.
I have had 2 in my life and I think that they are great vehicles.

What is there not to love, you are up high and safe, everyone that has ever hit me in my trucks went under my bumper. They can haul anything and they are so fun to go off-roading in.

I love trucks.
So with all that being said I have a loaner from the dealership while my Explorer is being mended, (new transmission, and other things). The family and I are loving it. I do not think that I ever want the Explorer back.....

Look it even fits in the garage - BARELY!!! But it fits. And "the Man" thought it wouldn't. Now I just have to convince him that it is a want not a need to keep it. I don't think that one is going to happen, we need to get him a car first. Bummer!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Gitty up there Horsey......

The kids got to ride ponies at a fundraiser for Make-a-Wish. It was fun to see them on horsey's, of course "Drama Queen" wanted the reins so she could take off. "Sweet-Boy" was done after the first time around. They are so funny and so different.
Ye haaaaa....................

Friday, November 9, 2007

La la la la laaaaaaaa

The "Drama Queen" had her second performance at her school for Veterans' Day. It was a grand celebration of patriotic songs and high emotion. For an Elementary Choir they gave quite a show and filled the auditorium with such sweet music. It was an honor to be among so many veterans that attended and I think that we all felt the great sacrifice and pride that each of these brave men felt in being Veterans for our great nation.
God Bless America.....Land that I love......

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Great Kids

I love my kids.

I know that I complain that they rob me of my precious sleep, that they make me worry, that they require more effort then they are worth, sometimes. But, on a crisp autumn day when I see them sharing a tender moment, playing happily and NOT fighting, I realize that it is so worth it and for that brief moment there is peace.

So today I love my kids, in an hour, later tonite and even tomorrow will I?
Well that is a good question, only time will tell.
Wait, I speak too soon, here comes someone screaming, "Mom"!
Oh how I hate that word some days.....

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My Dad

November 7th is my Dad's Birthday.
I have been taking a psychology class that is making me think alot about relationships, family and the people in my life that make each day worth living.
I have to say that I owe alot of who I am to my Dad. He is amazing! He taught me so many things that I love to do, things that I am teaching my children to do. He taught me that I can do anything that I set my mind to. He is kind, caring and compassionate to all around him. I remember driving down the freeway and seeing a car on the side of the road. My Dad stopped and helped this stranded motorist, gave them a ride to and from the service station and ensured that they were no longer stranded before we drove off. Having been stranded too many times I am sure that motorist imagined that my Dad was an angel sent from Heaven to rescue them from this predicament, I know he has rescued me many times.
I love my Dad and he is the best Dad ever and that is sure to spark some debate, but he is. I am so glad that he is my Dad and that I get to help him celebrate another year.
So, Happy Birthday Dad - I love you more than you can imagine!

New House

It occured to me that there are many that do not have any idea what we moved into. I know that several of you have been here and alot have heard us talk about the new "digs" but we need to show you a picture.

We replaced the outside lights (yes, I hate myself since I got the same lights that take little candalabra lights and go out every 2 weeks) and we painted the door from white to deep maroon. I also had my potter plants and some annuals that have long since hit the compost pile, but we hope to redo the front yard in the spring. This house has no curb appeal.

So there you go, the new home to the Shiner's.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Where did the weekend go.........?

I hate Mondays!

It is really not the day itself, it is what it stands for, the first day of the week where I have to be responsible and get things together and organized and I am not wanting to do that today. I think that this is the worst week in my life too, Oh my cup run-ith over and how I wish that I was anywhere but here today.....

Did I mention that the kids have the day off from School again. I am beginning to wonder if they ever go to school anymore, so much for traditional school year. Give me year-round anyday.

Also big shout out to my dear friend Nicole. Happy Birthday!!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I love Halloween!

This year the kids were so different and I broke down and bought the costumes. That was so depressing becasue I usually make them and have them hanging in their closets by September.
It was a bad year.

So the "Drama Queen" was a witch, "the Sweet-boy" was a fireman and "the Man" was Father Flannigan. I dressed up like a Punky-Mom and went to "Sweet-boy"s class party and one of the little girls asked me what I was. I told her I was a punky-mom and she said your a Pokemon? It was rather confusing and you know that you bombed on a costume when you have to explain it, even to Kindergartner.

But it was a good night and the kids made out like crazy, now we have to ration out the candy. Our new neighborhood had 3 spook-alleys and one house even gave out scones. Yum......