Monday, June 30, 2008


The temperatures were oddly mild while we were in west Texas. I think it was 114 sometime last week, and it was barely in the 70s Saturday and Sunday. Rained on us on the way, while we were there, and on the way home.

These are from when we went to the Sandhills. The town's "entertainment". Yeah, I like sitting on dunes eating dirt. But it was neat watching the storm roll in.

Entrance to the sandhills.

The oldest.

Youngest climbing the dunes.

Not sure why, but this is one of my favorites. I like the windmill in the distance.

We stuck around trying to catch pictures of the lightning until we finally decided it would probably be best to leave. Once inside the car, it let loose. Big, fat drops that came hard and fast.


I'm glad to be back home after visiting the m-i-l in west Texas.

It started sprinkling on the way there, and I caught this rainbow. The barely-there rainbow. If you look closely enough, maybe you can make it out.

The sun trying to peek through the clouds.

One of the kittens that she had at her house. This one looks just like our Storm.

Here's the reading material I took with me. Never sure what will interest me if I happen to finish something.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

And even hotter

I'm about halfway through the latest book by Jill Shalvis. I'll finish soon (like later this afternoon), but just wanted to say how much I love it, and look forward to the other firefighters she has in store.

I sent this picture of my cat, Dee, with the book to Jill.

I was reading some of it this morning while the youngest was in his 'shocking science' class where they learned all about electricity. They made their own flashlight, and shocked each other which resulted in lots of laughs and screams. I'm glad he had a good time. Between that class, and Zach and Brooke (from the book), there was plenty of electricity in the air.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Temperatures are heating up. The only thing worth doing outdoors is relaxing in a pool. And we've been doing plenty of that.

Youngest finished his swim lessons today. Passed Level 3 - Stroke Development. Yay!

Treading water.

It's the goggle monster from the blue lagoon.

One of my favorites.

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin



Saturday, June 21, 2008



So, I'd bought this CD a while back. Youngest likes to listen to it, or rather, make fun of it simply because it's mine. Maybe a little of both. He asked to see the lyrics yesterday while we were in the drive thru at McDonalds and proceeded to tell me that he (the singer) was, shall we say, 'not good looking'. I said, "He's adorable. What are you talking about?"

Youngest in his sarcastic tone: "Gee, thanks."

He gets all bent out of shape just because I say someone besides him his adorable.

"So, you're gonna run away with him?"

Uh, where does he come up with these things?

"All I said was he's adorable."

"He looks old."

"He's not old. He's younger than I am."

"How old is he, a hundred?"

"Why does he have to be a hundred for him to be younger than me?"

*laughter from the back seat*

Gee, thanks, backatcha.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Ah, summer!

The youngest relaxing at a pool party yesterday!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

It's getting to be that time...

Four more days 'til school is out for the summer. These two boys are definitely ready. I know I am, too.

Water balloons & rare sightings of the oldest.



And to start off the soon-to-be summer, we saw the new Indiana Jones movie yesterday. I just love Harrison Ford; how is character is always so vulnerable (in just about any movie he's been in) but his determination, inner strength and wit always keep him one step ahead. And that little crooked smile... Yeah, he's still good. The interaction with "Mutt" was probably my favorite in this movie.