Friday, June 13, 2008

it's been so boring around here i couldn't even post about it. kids out of school. but it's been soooo hot and with gas sooo expensive we haven't been able to do anything. we did go to the mall last week just to get some exercise. monkey loved it but big c was bored. and i am working on my contract so they get to veg in front of the tv every afternoon. yuck!! i hate that! so i make them turn it off and play a game or do puzzles or something crafty. big c did start a blog! (thanks julie!) he is enjoying that. and yesterday was nice enough to go out for an hour without turning into burnt toast. we cleaned out our mud room in preparation for our HUGE 4th of July party. last year we had 80 people. please come if you are in the area! :)

today we are headed to see kung fu panda. i'm not thrilled but monkey is. i think big c would rather see the hulk but that's way too much for monkey. last night i rented the other boleyn girl. i read the book last year and loved it. her books are amazing. and since i am an english history nut it was even better. but the movie. i highly recommend it. i think it stuck to the true historical events very well. and it followed the book pretty well too. if you liked the book you will probably like the movie. so get it!

this weekend hubby is not working! woo-hoo!! can't believe it! so we are going to paint the picnic table and put flowers in my hanging baskets and do some painting to the carport. we have been hosting this 4th party for 7 years and every year we put off all the work until the weekend before. not this year. we are getting a head start!

and i am planning to lead a bible study in the fall. i have been in a bible study with the same women for 7 years. and this past study we did beth moore and i led it. it was amazing! and since i'm so comfortable with these women it was easy. but i have volunteered to lead one for mom's that i don't know. should be interesting!

i finally talked my husband into taking a vacation. because he is self-employed, if he doesn't work he doesn't get paid. and we live paycheck to paycheck believe me! but i convinced him that taking 2 days off of work is not going to ruin us. and the kids need to get away with him for a while too. so in july we are going to the biltmore house. i have lived in north carolina almost my whole life and have never been there. i'm excited!!!

big c is going to the beach with his friend caden in a week. i'm a little worried. i know they will look after him well but he is not the best swimmer in the world and that freaks me out some. since i won't be there to control the situation. but i have to let go sometime right? yikes!

9 comments:

Paintball0599 said...

oh yeah caleb's going to the beach I forgot about that. You guys are going to the Biltmore? Awesome!!! I have never been there either and I have in NC for thirteen years... oh yeah I am thirteen so yeah my whole life. I can't wait for the fourth party I am coming my mom said I could so see you in... some days.. :P

Spammon said...

If I remove just once sentance from this line, it makes for one entertaining read:

today we are headed to see kung fu panda. i'm not thrilled but monkey is. i think big c would rather see the hulk but that's way too much for monkey. i read the book last year and loved it. her books are amazing. and since i am an english history nut it was even better. but the movie. i highly recommend it. i think it stuck to the true historical events very well. and it followed the book pretty well too. if you liked the book you will probably like the movie. so get it!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Sounds like lots of good things are happening.

I would be so paranoid about letting someone else take my kid tot he beach, I'm paranoid enough even when I'm there.

Can't wait to hear about your 4th party.

kay said...

ah spam!! you make me laugh! i don't have any idea where to begin a new paragraph do i? that's how i talk. makes my husband nuts. he can never follow anything i say :)

Melek said...

glad you got a new camera so you can take LOTS of pics at the biltmore. and at the 4th of july party!

SuperCoolMom said...

Just because nothing is happening is no reason not to post - as demonstrated by my blog :)

We love to hear your everyday nothing! Woohoo that you are getting a headstart on the projects to prepare for the 4th. That is one holiday that always sneaks up on me. They should make it at the end of the month.

Crazymamaof6 said...

oh you know why! it's that hyper link to the Biltmore estate. and there it went. I've noticed whenever i do link somewhere else i get way less comments. it seriously bugs!
ugh on gas prices. I've been not getting my sonic beverages because i can't rationalize the gas. you know it's bad when i don't get my twice daily sonic beverage.

sounds fun did you like kung fu panda? i still want to see it. my girls saw it with Grandma but not the boys or me.

super fun 4th party! way to get a jump on it! take pictures!

Crazymamaof6 said...

oh and i liked the books and the movie of the other boyeln girl.

Femme au Foyer said...

I'm with you in regards to "The Other Boleyn Girl"...good stuff!

As for the Biltmore, I visited there many years ago and let me tell you: it is incredible. It's one of those places that will stick with me forever. What is especially cool about the house is all the "modern" technology he employed at that time. I mean, he actually had an an indoor pool and an exercise room with a rowing machine! This was what--1918? So, so cool!