- Fancy stationery makes me happy.
- My husband is the smartest man I know. 'Nough said.
- Do the Yankees even have a farm system? Or did they do away with that feature once they had enough money to rule the world?
- I found my Italian charm bracelet this weekend, after a six month absence. Where was it? In the jewelery box next to the kitchen sink, where I put my stuff when I am washing dishes. Guess I haven't been doing enough of that lately...taking off my jewelery, not washing dishes...I always do plenty of that.
- E.T. still freaks me out.
- When I wear my "NAVY" t-shirt, I get more respect in stores. Too bad I'm just a poser.
Totally engrossed by the end!
Thanks, Mr. Kelly for inviting us along to watch your arsenal!
...when it comes to Tolkien. I started reading this series in high school twice, and couldn't get into it. I had to read it in college for a class (oh, how I wish I could take that class again!), but it was a begrudging reading -- skimming, really. It was a semester when I had so many things going on for my Education major that I couldn't put much time into it. I saw the movies, and yes, they were enjoyable, but not as much as they would've been if I had actually understood all the ins and outs of the story.
Well, I picked it up the other day and I am completely hooked. I might even watch the movies again...though I do HATE the noise that the ringwraiths make. It makes my skin crawl!
"Perhaps the greatest gift any father can bestow upon his children, apart from the covenant blessings of parish life and a comprehension of the doctrines of grace, is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives a knowledge of the world, and it offers experience of a wide kind. Indeed, it is nothing less than a moral illumination."
(thankful for my bibliophile husband)
Contemplating the water
Daddy found sticks to play "Pooh-sticks"
No, Andrew, that's not really a stick.
At the American Museum of Science and Energy (Oak Ridge)
Ben's pretending to be a dinosaur
Oak Ridge was an instrumental part of the Manhattan Project. It was one of the "secret cities" that worked for the production of the nuclear bomb.
You can read more about Oak Ridge's history here. I think it's fascinating!
David was an intern in Oak Ridge, TN (just outside Knoxville) for a time in college, and during part of his stay there, he boarded with a woman named Mrs. Delores Young. He had many questions about faith while he lived there, and she was instrumental in leading him to the Lord. He often speaks of her fondness for her Strong's concordance and her King James Bible. God used her mightily for such a little lady!!
We had a lovely visit with her, and we hope to see her again.
David with Mrs. Young and her daughter, Valerie
(who shrieked with delight when she saw David)
Storytime with Grandma (to the R is cousin Lindsey)
The last night we were there, we went out for Chinese food, and Cameron told the waitress he wanted spaghetti with peas and carrots. We quickly said, "no no no...you don't need to do that, he just meant he wanted the spaghetti." Well, the waitress was happy to oblige him, and all his brothers and cousins had peas and carrots in their noodles, too.
In the back, cousin Megan with Uncle Phil, and G.G. (Great-Grandmother)
Playing Hullaballoo with the whole family (that's Aunt Marianne waving her arms)
Ben being congratulated on his big win
An impromptu harp concert by Grandma Keller
He is a bit happier these days, since the stomach flu has run its course and he is adjusted to his new room. That makes my life a little easier.
Hi Ladies: I've seen a couple of threads about Trader Joe's. My nephew works at one and told me yesterday that they plan on signing a lease for a North Charlotte store in late 2006 and they might open another one on charlotte/south charlotte in 2007. Just thought you might like to know.
Doing the dance of joy over here...these are the first details I've heard...so it's now no longer a rumor...
Playing in their new room
All told, everyone has a little bit more space -- except for Jonathan, who is now sharing a room for the first time. But he certainly didn't need his whole room to himself! The room where the older kids are is brighter (so they can play in there) and the little guys' room is darker (better for daytime naps).
Saying goodnight on their first night...they were so excited!
Stencilling on the wall...space pictures to come