Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Luckily I had enough time in between games to run home and get my other camera. Kaleb's team played very well. Every player on his team scored a goal! They won and thus completed their third consecutive season undefeated! W.O.W. Kaleb's skills have really improved and his confidence and love of the sport has grown as well. Another mom from the green team, the Black Dragons played today, came up to me and asked if I was #2's mom. She told me that she had a GREAT picture of Kaleb that she wanted to share with me. I gave her my email address and that sweet woman sent it to me today! It is a very cute picture of Kaleb. Her little scrapbook look she did to it is darling as well. click to ENLARGE
Monday, November 24, 2008
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Friday, November 14, 2008
Uncle Michael 2006
Michael got home from his mission today! He is OFFICIALLY done. The kids had loads of fun blowing up balloons and decorating the front yard to welcome him home. Everyone here in TN and those not in school (poor Kaleb, Christopher, Kayleah and Sarah) planned to meet him at the airport with other signs of welcoming. Well...his flight was first delayed an hour once he arrived in Atlanta, Georgia and then it was all together cancelled. Emily was SO sad that she didn't get to go to the airport! Even sadder still was the fact that I had already given her Dramamine so she could handle the trip JUST before we found out we wouldn't be going to the airport! Poor thing was so groggy and cranky on top of that.
Fortunately I have a cousin that lives with her husband and three kids in Atlanta. They picked him up at the airport and started driving until they met up with my parents and Levi who started driving from here until they met somewhere in the middle at a Longhorn restaurant. The kids are so excited to see him in the morning. They have big plans to kidnap him in the morning and take him to our amazing doughnut shop here in town!
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Anticipation; You just can't help but feel anxious when watching a race - ANY race. Inevitability; As I watched the percentages coming in state after state, it felt as if the outcome was already decided...long before the polls ever opened up. Fear; I have never cried before tonight over a political election. I have always felt safe in this country-ALWAYS. Even after 9-11, I felt as though my country could and would keep me safe. Almost like the US was the safe room of the world, and I was one of the fortunate people to have the access code. I have the strangest sense that we have just given our Nation's access code to the world. All the while turning around and acting as if they don't have it. Hope; I might change this to Faith. Faith that a land that is choice above all others will remain as such. Motherly; I want the best for my children because I love them so deeply. I love my country very much. Is She being given the best we have to offer Her? Panic; How will our Nation react to either outcome...how will I? The world? Loyalty; Regardless of the Presidential Election outcome, I am a citizen of The United States of America. I will do ALL I can to PRESERVE and HONOR Her.
I love this country. July 4th is my most favorite holiday-next to Christmas. I can rarely get through the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem or any patriotic song really without choking up with emotion. I feel such a sense of pride and honor that I was blessed to live in this chosen and choice land. I pray that our nation will remain a nation under GOD. A nation that stands for LIBERTY and JUSTICE. One where MORALS and VALUES are held to a standard higher than all others. A nation that LEADS the world, not one that conforms to it.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Emily will tell anyone that asks her that Kumora is HER little sister. When Janece was prego with Calee, Preslee was so excited to have a little sister. And who wouldn't be right?! :) Well, Emily started to feel a little jealous of this whole big sister stuff and decided one day that Kumora was her little sister. Bonus for Emily was that Kumora was born first! LOL...well she adores her and had the time of her life playing with her little sister. Here are a few pictures of the fun weekend.
Why did I do a photo shoot a few several weeks back? It's simple really. I needed a picture to go on the cover of my album. Since I didn't like the photographer that my producer picked, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Mind you, his WIFE was the photographer and her idea of a professional picture was to have me stand in front of a fireplace and smile. no. lie.
So, I set up a back drop, added some lighting, a little breeze from a floor fan and VOILA! Instant photo shoot. My friend Jen came over and pushed the button...THANKS you're a peach. She refused to be involved in posing, fan blowing etc. when I suggested she come take the pics instead of me relying on the timer...
'cause those turned out so well...
Just to be clear, she was unable to just PUSH the button. LOL...oh the crazy fun time we had taking these pictures.
My CD is out and it has a decent photo on it. *this is my Celine Dion impression. and no, it is NOT the picture I used...lol* However, baring some very good detective work on your part, you will never hear it. Why, you ask? Because the producer is a MORON! The whole track is very poor quality. He messed with my voice making the vocals sound higher up the scale than they were when I recorded. He used the first "this isn't real, let's just get this on tape so you can hear the balance etc between your voice and the music" track. So consequently I sang half heartedly. Well, for some reason he thought it would be a good idea to use that track instead of using a later track laid down that same night but was MUCH better. He could have even pieced parts from the different tracks and it would have been much better..but that would have involved a few hours of editing work. Which he said he was going to do! So, there you have it. THAT'S the story behind my photo shoot...sniff, sniff. This was a toad experience.