Thursday, August 31, 2006

I LOVE this!!!

sniff sniff....I miss home!!! You know you're from Louisville when..... Your "International" airport has only one passenger flight that actually leaves the 48 contiguous U.S. states. You mean it's not that way everywhere? The in-state sports rivalry is paid more attention to than the national championship. hell, yeah. You live in an area that occasionally gets considerable snowfalls, floods, and tornadoes... but has no capacity to deal with any of the above. hey, we are, um, getting better. You pronounce the name of your city different than anyone else you've heard. yeah! You think the rest of the people in Kentucky sound like hicks. yeah!!!!!!!!!!! When you think "Kentucky" you don't automatically think horse racing or fried chicken. You ask your doctor for an allergy cure and he tells you to "move." lol You've shovelled 10+ inches of snow and worn shorts in the same week. yup! When people ask what school you went to, they don't mean Vanderbilt, Yale, or Harvard; they mean Ballard, Male, Manual, Trinity or St. X. hehe! what about Assumption? You know what the Bambi Walk is. done it! Your last ten vacations were in Panama City or Destin. what about gulf shores?? You make an emergency run to Kroger for bread and milk at the first sighting of a snowflake. guilty! You've lived here for years, yet somehow you get hopelessly lost each time you attempt a shortcut through Cherokee Park. yes!! You hold up traffic to let a motorist you don't know into your lane. but of course! You give directions based on landmarks that no longer exist or street names that have changed, but your directions never confuse any of the other Louisvillians. nod!! You have never been to the Derby, but wouldn't miss the Oaks. been to both! You call in sick to attend the Oaks and spot your boss - who also called in sick - at the next betting window. not me but to others I know. You think all the REAL hicks live in New Albany. no comment, hehe! You think the only thing Southern Indiana is good for is buying pumpkins. awww, I miss hubers! When introduced to another life-long Louisvillian, you spend the first part of the conversation finding out how you are connected. It's never as many as six degrees of separation - usually three will do it. yes!!! We met some Louisvillians here at the pool and that is exactly what we did! You think a pervert is someone who would rather have sex than watch basketball. uhhh, well.... You've built a shrine to Rick Pitino in your basement. maybe, is that wrong? You can read about Rick Pitino in at least three different sections of your newspaper. drool! You think the rest of the world knows what Benedictine spread is. they don't??? You think the rest of the world knows what a Hot Brown is. they don't, really? You think the whole world puts spaghetti in chili. ok, now you've really got to be kidding!!! You want another bridge built over the Ohio River, just so long as it doesn't cut through YOUR neighborhood. You've experienced a "salt storm" after a two-inch snowfall. btdt! You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Louisville.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Happy Birthday Hannah Rebecca!!

Hannah had a wonderful 10th birthday. She and I did our nails, gave each other facials and topped it off with mini-makeovers. It was really fun. We cooked a big chinese food feast and had Hannah's favorite chocolate cheesecake in place of traditional birthday cake. We ended the night with watching her favorite dvds with popcorn.

Fun Friday!!!

We had a mexican fiesta to celebrate Hannah's birthday and back to school. We enjoyed strawberry blender drinks and Hannah even got a bouquet of flowers from her step-dad. We had lots of fun!!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

First Day of School!!

Annual First Day of School Picture!!! Of course, Jackson had to get in the picture too. Everyone is excited and ready to get back to school. Dillon is in 7th, Hannah 5th, and Barrett started Kindergarten this year.

More First Day of School

Barrett at school. School.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Big hairy spiders!

I almost forgot to post this! Tuesday I left Tucson around 5 am to pick the kids up in Phoenix so it was just starting to get light here. I am at a stop light waiting to turn left and a big tarantula walked right across the street. It was as big as my hand. Thank goodness I was in the Expedition and not out for a walk. Ewww!!

Our last Friday of summer vacation.

The kids made stained glass windows today with wax paper and crayons. We may go for a swim this afternoon. Hannah is excited that her birthday is next weekend so I made her a ticker.

Thursday, August 03, 2006


Today we went to Dillon's school and got him registered for all of his classes. He found his locker and all of his classrooms. He was very excited to find out he has been approved for student aide. He will assist in the school office every morning during first period. We signed up for basketball, got his yearbook picture taken, found his bus schedule, and got his spirit gear. He saw some of his friends so that was fun. Barrett seemed to be very impressed with the school. We go back tomorrow to find out his bus info. Next week is open house and then the first day of school. I think everyone is excited to go back!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

the countdown

Today is the day!!! Yipeeeee!!!!