Thursday, October 30, 2014

Destin memories for the keeping...




















 ....and everyone's favorite memory - the "ripped and broken" Hammerhead Shark caught from one of the deep sea fishing boats.  Weighed in at 214 pounds.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jumping around.

We were leaving a restaurant and while Adam and I got everything in order as we left the table, I see Hope 30 feet ahead of us pushing the door open to the outside...the outside busy sidewalk close to a very busy street.  I do the forget-we-are-in-public-mother-voice and yell "HOPE STOP, never leave without Mom or Dad!"  She replied, "but I have on my sweatshirt."

My dear Emma.  Miss math superstar.  She test crazy above her peers, loves algebra (yes, she's just 9) and can find a medium/mean/mode like speed demon.  Yet a few days ago she sporadically ask me, "Mom, is 7 million dollars a lot of money?"  

Marianna, ohhhhh Marianna...you have graced our family in so many ways.  I am constinently amazed how you take the credit for wrong doings when Hope is around.  You're such a good friend.  And I hear you're moving in with us?  Awesome.  Tell Tomtee and Tuteah we said hello.

POLKA DOT.  A phrase I will yell out loud while driving down the road when I see a school bus...and no one else in the car with me.

Helping Hope dry off after her bath, she yells, "AHHH HANK!"  After just tending a few weeks ago to this old dog's medical issues of a gross messy matter, I quickly turn around to see what was disturbing this time.  uh, nothing.....he was just laying there.  So I direct myself back to Hope and inquire why the freaking out about the dog.  She told me, "he's naked!!!  He should put some clothes on so we don't have to look at him naked!"

And one more random dialog.....
Emma: I love this song. I want to learn to play it on my guitar.
Adam: We can probably find the music on the Internet. You don't have to wait on Jake (her guitar teacher)
Hope: Jake from State Farm?!...

Sometimes these random day-to-day things bounce all over the insides of my itty-bitty brain, so please excuse my jumping around.

And speaking of jumping around, this happened a while back.....
Someone call the chiropractor...and family shrink.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

And the "Fancy Nancy days" continue....

We have Fancy Nancy days. They started when Emma was four and fell in love with the children's books. Since then, we have made them a special, yet rare, occasion in this home as you can see in older postings.  This time is was Hope's first solo run with it.  The excitement was through the roof!!!  With no bars on her choice of fancy attire, she proudly skipped to this beat...


Our fancy journey took us to "bites" - a new dessert bar in town.  It had fancy seats, ya know.  And after reading our books and sulking in our fancy treats, Hope decided to do a little dance.  Then it was off to Target with her chore money weighing down her carefully selected fancy purse for the day. 
She bought Legos.  And couldn't wait to get home to test them out.  Fancy is as fancy does.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Our parades rock.

A gorgeous fall day but, better yet, we were home all day. So we got our play clothes on, dug in some dirt, jumped in some leaves, and had ourselves a parade.
Seriously, we had a parade.  foooo' real, peeps.

Here's the line-up.
...and we're off (no sirens needed, screaming girls applied)




Around the neighborhood we went in our chariot of green.  The fans were so kind to us....not a single one boo-ed. 
These are the days.