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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ok...this is so photo-intensive that it isn't even funny....but all y'all know me, I can never just post one or two pics and be "ok" with it :D, but for all your time and trouble I might just have to come up with some sort of li'l blog gift this week...hm...maybe....
:) Also, these pics are not in any certain order, it is just too darn hard to arrange them on blogger and I always forget to upload them in order right.....

Here is Tink in her favorite outfit with one of her favorite "babies" (a stuffed skunk of all things lol)....

This is one of my favorite pics of her at the moment :)

on her new tire swing (shaped like a horse) that daddy hung up on her swingset for her :)


Elijah's 10th birthday party :) I thought Eli was picking his nose, but on closer inspection he is giving the peace sign...I think....he might actually be going for a double pick....hm....

The boys had been trying to act all cool by looking "gangsta" and making the "west syyyyde" sign....Tink didn't quite get the concept, she just knew they crossed a couple fingers and did something with their arms....sigh

This is her "yay I am so excited" sarcastic face :) (note the mercer mayer...i think...Little Monsters shirt! can we say "early eighties"...she picked that out at her favorite place to shop, Goodwill on 99Cent kids clothes day lol)

Lane jammin on the porch after Tink's birthday party...

lol ok, I have never claimed that my kids are not dorks.....Elijah is fabulous at proving it! This was at his birthday party...

Not sure who he was blaming or what he was blaming them for...just wanted to reiterate the whole "dork" thing....they get it from mike's side....

Elijah is ALWAYS bugging my uncle for catfish...my uncle fishes nearly every night of the week, so whenever we go to my mom's house, Elijah calls Uncle Joe and asks if he has any catfish in the freezer....so that is what he got for his birthday, approx. 5-6 lbs of catfish hahahahaha he LOVED it....

but of course, every kid's favorite gift....moolah.....

Elijah kept saying he wanted a "giant hamburger" instead of a cake....so being the wonderful mom I am (uh hum) I made him a hamburger using 3-4 lbs of beef and a hawaiian loaf bun lol...

He desperately needed a haircut at his birthday party...here he is after his cut! I love love love the way he looks with shorter hair!


For Tink's birthday she wanted to be a "REAL" princess...she wanted a crown, but at 16 bucks a pop for the cheapest, we opted for pipe cleaners and pony beads and made our own!

yes, even 4 year olds love money...and acting like dr. evil from austin powers....

Eli & Tink...:)

My li'l brother Levi (USMC) and Tink

Tink & Lane

she was excited before everyone started singing, then she just got embarrassed lol





This is her at preschool...her new teachers aide "ms dara" as Tink calls her, is James' mom (see pic following the one below)...Tink is convinced that since the first day back after the blackout was her birthday that the school hired Ms Dara (Darla) as a birthday present for her...sigh...Tink is the one tied to the 4 birthday balloons ;)

THIS is tink with James...her first true crush...she loves carson but they are just best friends...she LOVES James lol...he is one of Lane's best friends...

More Princess Birthday Pics...



This was on her actual birthday we just had a mini cake :)

Lane now plays quads in the highschool band...he is too cool for pics....

Tink on the sticky wall at church during the Kidstuff kickoff ;)

sigh, they start so young now days....

Eli rolling OFF the sticky wall ;)

watermelon....yummmmmm

finally a smiling pic of lane

tink as the big bad wolf on her birthday at school...

her actual birthday, she wanted to wear her little "crown" (her tiara that she has had for ages)

eli guzzlin' at sonic lol


ok if you have made it this far, bless your heart!....no freebie yet (hopefully by the end of the week)...
Hurricane Ike hit us HARD (yes, I live in OHIO OHIO OHIO...near Cincinnati) we had wind gusts over 80 mph! Over a million homes without electricity for DAYS (it went out on Sunday the 14th and didn't come back on at our house until the evening of Wednesday the 17th!) They projected we wouldn't have power until Saturday, but praise God, we got it back Wednesday as we were heading out the door for church. AND (praise God again) it landed smack dab between my 2 babies' birthday parties...Eli's was on the 7th, Tink's was on the 21st lol.
There was so much destruction, but blessedly we didn't experience anything more than having to spend part of the bill money on groceries that we didn't have to cook & that didn't need refridgerated. The friday before I was talking to Carla Phillips and she was warning me about the gas prices going up to near 5 dollars a gallon and stations running out (in NC) so just to be safe, I ran to the gas station to fill up the car, went back with the truch and our gas cans (thinking we would get rain and need the gas for the mower). Well we got not a drop of rain, but we have a small generator that we had to use during the Blackout so those cans of gas were a Godsend! And when the blackout occured people started panicking and as soon as ONE gas station opened up, they flocked there! Lines were hours long and gas was running out quick, yet we had 2 full tanks of gas and 3 gas cans because God loved me enough to bless me with friends who give me the "heads up" when I need it ;) LOVE YOU CARLA!
Because of our financial situation here at home, we also qualified for the disaster relief fund that was set up and now have enough groceries to last us a month! Which is a whole other blessing since mike lost a lot of work time due to the winds/blackout (he is a cable installer and they more or less get paid by what TYPE of job they do and they spent a week just rerunning lines which is the least paid job!)......so God continues to take care of us, love us, and just be blantantly caring and merciful towards us!!!...and by "us" I mean ALL of us (you included ;)...look around you, I am sure you will see how many ways you are blessed!...if not, email me, I am sure I can point a few out to you)
We are also flu-free now! (the bug "flu" around our home the entire week before the storm ugh)
hm...so how has sept been for YOU so far?!

3 comments:

Kari ~ Relocated Dixie Girl said...

You have the absolute CUTEST kids. Well, almost. Mine are the cutest, but I'm biased.
Was that a vanilla Dr Pepper from Sonic? I swear I am completely addicted to those! *as I take another swallow of mine* I hope err'ybody had a great birthday!! Looks like they did. Can I hit someone up for a loan?? lol Love ya girlie!!!

joyinhim said...

LOVE all the photos! I am so glad y'all are safe and am thankful for God's provision for you - HE IS SO GOOD!

LadyPatsFan said...

So nice to see you online again! I love all the pictures!