Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tae Kwon Do

Tonight, Cale had his very first Tae Kwon Do lesson. He loved it!! Already he is saying "yes maam" and "yes sir" to us. I hope that continues!!! He was a little antsy standing in line and listening, but that will change. Tae Kwon Do will help increase energy (like he needs that!!), increase your self-discipline (Mommy could use that when it comes to food!!), improve your self confidence, improve your health, reduce your stress (who couldn't use that?) and helps to maximize your self-defense skills (LOOK OUT RYAN...HE'S GONNA START FIGHTING BACK!!!). Let's hope that this is something he will continue to want to do...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cale's 1st Day of Second Grade

Cale had his first day of second grade today...did you hear the angels singing?! If not, be sure to listen tomorrow morning as he will have a full day of school instead of a half day!!! He really likes his classroom and his teacher and is excited about the rest of the school which just had a huge addition constructed.

While he was at school, Mommy got out her Autumn decorations. The calendar may still say Summer, but with school starting, it is really Autumn and Autumn ROCKS!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I did it!! I posted something for sale on e-bay and it sold!! It didn't go for as much as I had anticipated, but at least my reserve was met and I will now remove one of my beautiful Longaberger baskets from my collection and send it to what I really hope is a good home!! Yes, there is a little tear trickling down my cheek right now, but a girl has to do what a girl has to do. Good-bye Large Gathering Basket. It was fun while it lasted!! (sigh)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Auntie Lauren

Auntie Lauren has issues....or a very easy job. This is what she does while at work. This is her "I am at lunch do not talk to me" mask.

Keep in mind....she has a teaching certificate and will one day be molding the minds of our nation's youth!!!
Gotta love her!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Happy Birthday to belong in a look like a monkey...and you smell like one too!!! (or is that your mom I'm thinking about???)

We all hope you have a great birthday!! Your card is on it's way, just a little late, but it is on it's way!!!

Love ya!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Will Summer Ever End???

With Mommy slowly but surely losing her mind (even though many of you out there thought she had already lost it....) summer is coming to an end.

Only 11 more days until the first day of second grade for Cale. He is not thrilled with this idea and has already been fighting the earlier bed time, but both Cale and Ryan need some time apart, before they really do some damage to each other (never mind the stitches Cale needed after Ryan whacked him in the head with a golf club last week!!!). Don't get me wrong, they have their great moments. But those are few and far between. Then the yelling and hitting starts and then Mommy needs a time out!!

It will be nice to get back into a school schedule again, but sleeping in was nice. was GREAT!!! We averaged around 9:00 a.m. for the most part (thank you California!!!)

We had a fun summer, did a lot of great things, made a lot of fun memories (like our visit to the Queen Mary as seen above), but now it is time to look towards the fall...and not a moment too soon as they are fighting while I am typing!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yee-Haw!!! It's Papa's Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Papa!! Love your little cowboys!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Let's Give This A Try

I've decided to give blogging a shot. Gotta keep up with the McKinnonClan!!!

I'm just going to start out by playing around on here, so please bear with me!! I am so not a computer girl!!!

Keep checking back to see if I have learned anything!!!!