Sunday, November 30, 2014

Our First 5K

Last Saturday our church sponsored a 5K to raise awareness and funds for A21. A21 is to abolish injustice in the 21st Century. One of the things A21 does is help victims of human trafficking. Atlanta's Airport is a hub for human trafficking.

Roo and I planned on doing this a few weeks ago. The walk was in Birmingha so it required us to leave at 5:30 a.m.  While I was waiting on Roo, Matthew woke up and came out to the car and wanted to go with us. I hadn't given him a lot of information about the 5K so after he hopped in the car, he looks around and says "Wait, where are we going?" He jumped in the car without realizing we were going to Birmingham. It was hysterical. 

The walk filled us with giddy endorphins and we took silly selfies. Once M realized there were prizes, he took off running and left us in the dust. 

After the 5K, we filled our hungry tummies with pancakes and omelettes at The Original Pancake House. A quick trip to Macy's and Whole Foods, then we headed home.

I included a picture of the morning sky that I asked M to take while driving down to Birmingham. Isn't it pretty?





Friday, November 28, 2014

Too Busy



I mentioned in the previous post, we have been too busy. It's the crazy time of the year where hockey and figure skating take over our lives. This year's figure skating program has really been consuming. The School decided to make their own program instead of performing The Nutcracker much to our dismay...I love The Nutcracker, Hannah was finally a high enough level to be a Snowflake, and of course, Matthew was looking forward to being a Soldier. Many of the days that we had free on our calendar have been penciled in with last minute added rehearsals. I hate that. I like people sticking to my schedule. I was not happy about being told my kids have to rehearse all of Thanksgiving Weekend when they were supposed to have it off. This also eats into my budget for Christmas. We have to pay for the ice time, the choreography, the costumes, and buy tickets. AND volunteer. Plus, the money I was supposed to recover after buying last year's Nutcracker Costumes has gone up in smoke since they aren't performing the program. Is my attitude sound a bit sour? I have decided, next year, we take the money we poured into skating the Christmas Program (which is not Christmas, at all) and take a vacation.

Matthew's hockey is a bit busier than anticipated, meaning we have to divide and conquer. Greg and Matthew go to the travel games, I stay with Hannah for her skating rehearsals on Saturday. Matthew's rehearsals were on Sunday...making for a very long day. He would have to go after getting back from his travel weekend.

As you see from the picture above, we have a cat...the cat and I have an odd relationship. I try to stay away from her since I am allergic...that just draws her attention. My allergies have stepped it up a few notches in this temporary apartment. My eyes are paying the price. The family (minus M who says the cat doesn't like him anyway) were set against giving the cat a new home. I am taking shots, on the other side of town, and doing Physical Therapy for my recently broken foot...which caused the ankle I strained a few years ago to act up...Yep, double therapy. And this, my friends, is why you didn't get a Thanksgiving Card, or seen many blog posts. I just can't keep up. Have a very blessed Thanksgiving Weekend. I am very thankful for all I have even if my post doesn't sound like it. I am very very blessed.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Hannah was inducted to the Beta Society last week...or the week before....everything is a blur. Greg and I are attempting to throttle back on our social life...it isn't going that well. All I remember about this night is Greg was in IA and I had to rearrange the Kids' skating lessons so we could make the Ceremony for Hannah. The re-arranging of schedules ate up the two nights we would have had. free. 

Back to the Star of the Show. Doesn't H look thrilled while she waits for the other students to be called up for their certificate? Now, here is the highlight of this post besides bragging about my smart beautiful daughter. Note the third picture...now note the young man in the green shirt and tie. Meet Hannah's Crush. She said he is sweet. It has been a long crush. She is a dedicated little soul. I love my Sweet Hannah.









Friday, November 14, 2014

100 Selfies

MM got his hands on my phone and filled it with Selfies. Here are just a few. 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pickachu Pumpkin Pancakes




Matthew loves Pickachu from Pokemon. I found the very last costume at the Halloween Store. I decided to set up a table on our lot to hand out candy so we could get to know the neighbors, however plans had to change.  M had a cold on Halloween so Trick or Treating was out since the night was chilly, windy, and rainy. We did the next best thing...we made Pumpkin Pickachu Pancakes. Yum!!!

We watched The Great Pumpkin, toured some scary houses, bumped into Hannah who was Trick or Treating with her friends...and laughed hysterically when M wouldn't budge at going to the door of our old neighbor (very scary mummy guarding the door). Not a great Halloween but not a bad one either.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cleaning up my Phone Part 4

It is quite possible that I took a wee bit too much video from my day in Birmingham with Matthew's practice and performance for the State Honor Choir. I did see a really short video on here of Matthew acting cool when the Kids and me had dinner after their Skating Competition. I think I got all the cat video deleted. Thank Goodness. That cat is going to ruin my eyesight. But that's another story for another day. I need to get the little darlin's to bed...it has been a long weekend. 



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Cleaning Up the Phone Part 3

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More potpourri video in my attempt to clean up my phone.

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Just Posting

I have an iPhone update...but I can't do it because I don't have enough storage...so I am going to dump all the videos onto my blog...whether they're interesting or not, I cannot say...Have I already posted it? I cannot say. Will you be interested??? Good question...but I need the space...so here I go. Boom. Chuck a lucka....


Let's see, we have a heron that cheered me up, Matthew's surgery (he made me promise to record him waking up to see what goofy things he might say or do) and some ice skating....

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I have an iPhone update...but I can't do it because I don't have enough storage...so I am going to dump all the videos onto my blog...whether they're interesting or not, I cannot say...Have I already posted it? I cannot say. Will you be interested??? Good question...but I need the space...so here I go. Boom. Chuck a lucka....

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