Sunday, September 30, 2007

Homecoming 2007

Here are a couple of pictures from last night. Can't find the pictures of our youngest with her group of friends but will try to find them later. Pictures are not loading onto our place we usually have them.They had a great time at the dance and all were tired this morning.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Dance the night away

Tonight is the homecoming dance. They lost the football game last night.:( Will post pictures later tonight or tomorrow. Until then... busy,busy,busy.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday Feast #162

How are you today?
Am doing just great!!! It is Friday and I have the weekend off.

Name 3 television shows you watch on a regular basis.
House,Don't forget the lyrics,and Dancing with the Stars.

What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced?
I was in Florida when there was a hurricane. That is something you don't want to go through. Worst storm you could ever imagine.

Main Course
If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be?
I think I would like to visit England or Italy. Have always wanted to go there.

What do you usually wear to sleep?
In the winter, one of my hubby's sweatshirts and my comfy pants.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


We finally got our computer back up and running!!!! Now i don't have to remember all my passwords to all the sites i go to.:) Our daughter can have her laptop back for college.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Interesting Questions........

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane ?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME stuff, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Feast # 161

What is your favorite type of art?
I like paintings that other people have done. If you are talking about what I like to do, I still like to color with the kids.:)

When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?
Hmmmmm......don't know when the last time was that I went out to lunch or breakfast and it was free.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?
I would say about a 5.

Main Course
Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?
Usually, I look at my email in the morning and respond to the emails and then check it in the afternoon to see if there are any new emails. Maybe about 5-10 minutes

To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?
Usually it is set at 69-70 degrees.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Stay off the sidewalks: )

Our middle daughter is getting her permit today!!!!! Am a little nervous letting her drive. Don't know why, I wasn't that nervous with our first daughter. She of course wants to drive somewhere today, but will have to wait until dad is home. We need to take her out to the country and teach her a few things about driving first. She hasn't driven with the instructor yet,and starting next year they are enforcing some stricter rules for new drivers in our state. My youngest isn't to thrilled about it but I think they are good changes. They have to have their permit for 9 months instead of 3, they have more driving hours to complete b4 they get their license,more hours behind the wheel with the instructor. There are a few more but can't remember them all right now. The new rules start in Jan.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Our cruise

Our kids minus our youngest daughter plus one:)

Post card picture of Chicago

our little captain driving a much smaller boat

My hubby and I at Navy Pier today and behind us is the boat we rode on.

We had a really good time today. The weather was perfect and the cruise was a lot of fun-after you got your "sea legs":P The cruise was about 11/2 hrs long and it was very relaxing. We spent most of our time on the top deck. We had a buffet lunch and there was a dj there and the kids had a great time dancing and just having fun. We also had time to walk around Navy Pier. Everyone except our son and I rode the big ferris wheel. They also rode the carousel. All in all, it was a great day. I would do it again any day.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Busy, busy

Haven't been able to get online much this week. Too busy working.I have a new baby that I watch and he is really keeping me busy.He is only here on Thursday and Friday but those two days are really busy. I like to keep busy though otherwise I go nuts with not much to do. I have to stay busy.
Am really looking forward to this weekend. My hubby's work is taking us on a cruise on Lake Michigan. Can't wait. It is going to be chilly though. The temp is suppose to be in the 60's but on the water it is going to be quite cold. Am a little upset that all of our family can't go. Farmtastic is also this weekend and our youngest daughter wants to go. I don't blame her, it is a really fun time for teens from churches all over the county to get together at a farm here in town and they have games, competitions, and lots of fun but there is also a speaker there.Great way to reach out to the teens of the community.
Will try to get pictures downloaded onto the laptop. Just not sure how to do it yet. Will have to just sit down in my spare time *haha* and figure it out.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Monday Madness

1. Do you have children in school?
yes,we have 1 in elementary school, 2 in high school, and one in college.

2. Are YOU currently in school (any level)?
No I am not in school.

3. Did you (or your children) attend a public or private school?
I attended private school for 12 years.

4. As far as formal education, what level have you completed?
I went to college for 2 years

5. Do you, or did you have loans out for your (or your children's) education?
Nope. Luckily we have a payment plan for our daughter's college this year.

6. What are your thoughts on the cost of tuition for colleges and universities?
I think that community college is a lot cheaper than universities and you can receive the same kind of education as a big university and also stay close to home.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Football season is here!!

We went to the first ever home game at the new field at the high school last night. Of course, there was a ceremony dedicating the new field. Our middle daughter is in flags so we watched the pre-game show and half time show with the band. She did well. Was sooo proud of her. The hubs won the game!!! Yeah!!! We only stayed til half time b/c our son cannot last through the whole game. I am actually learning a little more about football. Shock:) It is not so bad once you learn what they are doing.:) Am glad we didn't stay though b/c there was a 20 minute delay b/c of lightning seen in the distance. It did not rain,but with fans sitting on metal bleachers and all it was probably a good idea.
Not doing much today. Just watching a 11 month old for a while. Most of our kids are off doing things today. Just a quiet day. Very nice temperatures outside. Suppose to be 78 i think. Absolutely LOVE this weather!!!! If you didn't know by now, fall is my favorite season.
Sorry no pictures to post. Don't know how to download them onto this laptop. Have pictures of our daughter in flags but will have to wait til we get our other computer working.
Have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, September 07, 2007

The Onion meme

I've been tagged by my mom:)flipflopfloozie for this quite revealing meme. The purpose is to strip you down like an onion layer by layer. So now I stand here before naked. (Oh run, is scary!!)

Let's get going so you can see how this happened!!!

On the Outside

Name: Julie F.
Birth Date: June 14
Current Status: married for almost 19 years in Oct.;)
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: auburn with blonde highlights

On the Inside

My Heritage: English
My Fear: losing anyone in my family
My weaknesses: Shopping in general
My Perfect Pizza: sausage and onion

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

My thoughts first waking up : Thank you Lord for another day
My bedtime : sleep is good:)
My most missed memory: when i was little

My Pick

Pepsi or coke :pepsi
Single or group dates : single dates with hubby
Adidas or Nike : Nike
Tea or Nestea : don't like nestea. i make tea at home
Chocolate or Vanilla : Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee : Coffee

Do You ****?

Smoke : NO WAY!!! Never want to either
Take a shower : Shower not baths
Have a crush : Mel Gibson
Think you’ve been in love : YES!!! Still am
Go to school :Not for a while
Want to get married : Have been married for a while now and our 19th anniversary is in Oct.
Believe in yourself : Sometimes
Think you’re a health freak : I like to eat healthy

In the Past

Drank alcohol : a little
Gone to the mall : Yep. Probably too much
Been on stage : Yes but not my favorite thing
Eaten sushi : No
Dyed your hair : Dyed no.Highlighted it.

Have You Ever***?

Played a stripping game :No


Get married: Already married!!

In A Guy

Best eye colour : blue
Best hair colour : dark brown
Short hair or long hair :short

What were you doing

A minute ago : doing this meme
Hour ago : dishes
Month ago : probably working like usual
Year ago : working

Finish This Sentence

I love :my family and friends
I feel : a ok.
I hate : someone who procrastinates and lies.
I hide : things that will hurt people
I miss : my family when they are gone.
I need : my family with me.

Not going to tag anyone so if you do this meme let me know so I can stop by.

Friday feast

Using only one word, how does grocery shopping make you feel?
Honestly, it makes me feel broke:)

What is your favorite part about the season of Autumn?
I love Autumn. It is my favorite time of the year. I love going to the apple orchard. I love the cool weather, the smell of fall, the kids going back to school:),wearing sweatshirts and jeans. My favorite outfit:)

Have you ever had any bad experiences online?
No I haven't.

Main Course
Name three things that make you happy daily.
My hubby, my kids, my job.

What one household cleansing or organizing item would you not want to be without?
I love soft scrub with bleach. Cleans really well. I also couldn't live without my vaccum.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Painting continued.....

Well, we got a lot of painting done this weekend but couldn't finish one side of the house b/c of all the stupid mosquitoes. There were enough there to carry away a grown man.:) We are going to buy a fogger and see if that gets rid of them. Even in the sun yesterday the mosquitoes were eating us alive. Wish they would just go away so we can get this done. The poor kids around town look like they have chicken pox b/c they have been bitten so much by those mosquitoes.
Hopefully by this weekend we can finish the one side of the house and be done with it.I would post pictures but we are still on my daughter's laptop. Have to take the other computer in to get looked at i guess. Not working still. We think it is the power supply which won't be so bad to fix.
Have a great day everyone!!!!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Our weekend

We have had a great labor day weekend so far. We took the kids shopping on saturday for some more needed school clothes and shoes. I think it was more fun for us girls than dad:) He usually goes along for the ride. We also stopped by my favorite fall place...the apple orchard. I love going there b/c fall is my favorite time of the year I love to go to the corn maze and get caramel apples and buy my new candle:P
Yesterday was church and then a little more shopping for one of our daughters. We made it home in time for another daughter to go to the movies with her friends.
Today we are going to finish painting the house. It is gorgeous weather and we are soooo thankful for that.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor day weekend.