Saturday, November 29, 2008

Annie’s back studying hard at UCA tonight.

We had a good time visiting with Annie over the last four days. She is such a wonderful child to have in our lives. She is making good choices in her life and we are so proud of her. Finals are just around the corner she wanted to have one extra day to study for them before school started back, so I ran her up back to her dorm today. We loaded her down with food and drinks, so that she can grab a snack in her room while she is studying and won’t just go without because she doesn’t want to take a break to go to the cafeteria.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Dirty Clothes "R" Us and Turkey Day

We always go to my (Lori's) mother's house for Thanksgiving. This year we were lucky enough to all be together again, including Annie. We had a great dinner with all of the traditional favorites as well as fried okra and fried fruit pies. You read that right "fried" was in there twice. After everyone had fixed their plates I was able to get them to stand together for group picture.

From left to right: Dad (Michael), Eugene (my brother), Brandon, Annie, Mom (Carolyn), and Glen.After all that food and some pie and ice cream ,that Annie said she was specifically waiting for, we all rested. Annie found her a place on the couch to lay down and read her Harry Potter book. That's right people her english is soooooo good she reads for fun now. That girl never ceases to amaze me. We also watched movies, worked on the crossword from the paper till Dad and my heads felt like they would explode, filled out Christmas cards, I painted Mom's toe nails and Glen painted mine. We also went through old pictures and talked about Grandma Viola. Brandon and Eugene played computer games and cackled like a bunch of old hens together.

Our washer went out after 14 years of loyal service the day before Thanksgiving. Let me make one thing VERY clear. We can not go without a washing machine. We would be taken over with dirty laundry in no time flat. Glen being the bargain hunter that he is found a set that was 1 year old in the next town over that met all of our needs. We went Wed. night and picked them up from a really nice young man who reminded us both alot of our awesome friend Mike that moved to Utah. The washer and dryer are installed and running like champs. We put the other set out by the road. Some people took the dryer within 20 minutes. We are hoping the washer is gone soon to someone that can fix it or part it out. If not waste management will pick it up next week. While we installed the washer and dryer Annie started dinner and Brandon made cookies for afterwards.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Annie is coming home for Thanks giving

It will be so nice to see Annie again it has been a couple of months, since we last had a visited. Lori and I are excited to here about her life at UCA and how her parents are doing. We keep in touch weekly but it is not the same as when they are at home, We get to see the little thing they she dues that make her Annie.
She will be thrilled to find out that Ginger and Maggie are being adopted she helped me pick out some things for the care packages and wrote a letter to Ginger for us,
she was also able to read Gingers letter to us.
We miss you Sissy see you soon.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wonderful News

We got some wonderful news the twin girls we have been sending care package too are being adopted, I just found out. If you are the family that are adopting twin girl through WACAP I have lots of photos to send you of the girls. I would like to know who is adopting them we are thrilled.
Also there are lots of other older kids to there orphanage that are available and going to become available in the coming weeks like the wonderful girl in the photos. Most of the fees for these kids adoption are being waved. I Know older child adoption is not for every, If you are interested , the agency that will be placing the kids now and in the coming months is, WACAP, they have some kids posted now and will have more being posted soon.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mr./Ms. Mantis

Brandon found this prehistoric looking mantis hanging out on our front porch today.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Work, Work, Work

It has been everyone back to full time work around here. Glen is working on a big house and I have been busy at the hospital. Brandon and Annie are plugging away at school. We are looking forward to going to my Dad and Mom's house for Thanksgiving and for the chance to visit some with Annie during her break from college.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

November 4, 2008

Hope that everyone was able and willing to get out and vote today.
We (the U.S.) will make history on this day.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Halloween

We had a lot of trick or treaters last night. I don’t know if it was because of the economy and parents are looking for more inexpensive fun for their kids or because Halloween fell on Friday this year. It was probably a combination of both. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. To be able to see all the kids dressed up in their costumes.
Lori and I went to the pumpkin patch by ourselves this year, with Annie in college and Brandon off with friends we didn't have anyone but ourselves. It was still fun. We went through the corn maze and stopped by the petting zoo.
Then we went and played pool at the bowling alley.
This is the last Halloween we will be without Norah and for that we are Happy!

And for you SNL fans: "Hey donkey, hows it going? You live in a barn. Say hi to your mutha for me."

Narcissus sylvestris: also known as a dork flower.