Monday, August 25, 2008

Congratulations You Have Just Been Passed By A Girl!

Kaelie has raced her little heart out for two years and never complained about what her kart looks like, as long as she was out on the track competing. Not one word about the painters tape and reflector tape numbers, or the ever changing nose and tail that is 5 years old and cracked and bondoed many times. She has won quit a few races with this little gem but lost a few too, but always had a good attitude, congratulating her fellow competitors. Finally she can go out on the track and not only show those boys what a girl can do, but look good too. She designed the color scheme and made sure everyone would know it was a girl racing. The above picture is the kart before and now....

She is one styling chick. GO KAELIE GO! I am very proud of her and her attitude and dedication to racing. This is a true love to her.

Last week she took second place and this week fifth. Congratulations to Caelan McCracken for his first win. He raced hard and pulled it off. He is a great kid and a a great racer. Congrats on a well deserved win Caelan! Keep up with all our kids at the CLS website.

Here is the proud momma of her new kart. She is actually cleaning it without being told. The world is not ending though, her room is still a mess. Life can go on now the world will keep revolving even thougha miracle has occured.

Friday, August 22, 2008

WOw is that UGLY

Ok so I was "surfing the net" and found these and they just made me laugh. I think sometimes you just need a good laugh to make the day better. Are these the ugliest things ever???

I do own this dress however, and was planning on wearing it to the first big event my kids had at school. Do you think they will like it? Hope I don't trip. Those bands look a little tricky. Let me know which event would be appropriate for this little number. LOL my kids would DIE! But that is what motherhood is all about, right? Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A few more moments scrapped

I have been a busy little beaver ha? This one is from my monthly kit from Scarletlime. I love them!!! I am actually venturing back in time too and pulling out some old photos that I love and scrapping them. I swore that I was going to leave the old pics alone and just go in chronological order that I could never scrap enough to accomplish anything from the past and make it worth while. Now I see that it is fun to throw an old picture in with the new ones and it either makes us laugh at the memory or just say awwwe. The above picture is of Kaelie and her friend Leah just being teenagers and having fun. Wish we could remember how to do that more often as adults.

This picture is not the best and I could not mess with its lighting on the computer because I did not have time to get to the store and print so I used my little camera printer. They are great for quickness but bad if your lighting or anything is off. Oh well as you can see I have a girl after my own heart. Lindsy looking like the crazy cat woman (which is what they call since I can turn down not stray, even when they are prego!). We both have a soft spot for kitties. BTW anyone need a kitten out there? We have a few up for adoption. Thanks again to Kendra I am having a blast with all the supplies. I am going to call you Santa Clause.

This is one of my favorite pictures of the girls when they where little. Aren't they cute??? What I want to know is that thy when they are young you are always saying,"I can't wait until they are out of this stage, is it ever going to get any easier?". Then when they are older, Lindsy is almost 19 now. I am saying," I would do anything for her to be a little girl again." Any advice form you moms out there??? Just one aging mother pondering life.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

So I have had a chance to sit down and scrap. Wow was it fun. I am venturing into the world of 12x12's. I ususally feel intimidated by them but I am slowly getting into the mode. What is it that people say..scrap mojo is kicking in. Boy I am getting cooler in my old age. Ok, please don't tell my kids I just said that, they will hide in total humiliation. As you can see my son likes to STRESS his mother out continuosly.
SO here is a tidbit of the past posts scrapped please comment me so I can check out your blogs too. Thanks for looking.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Today is their Birthday!

This is Matt and Devin. Devin mine by birth, Matt mine by luck. Matt turns 16 today and Devin turns 14 today. They are great friends and share the same birthday how cool is that?!?!?! This is a little snapshot from Branson 2 weekends ago at the Chinese restaurant. They really were enjoying their food! Have a happy Birthday boys!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Branson Continued...

Sorry that took forever to put up and I dont know what happened to the pictures before. Someone saw them. Anyway, Kaelie, Devin and I all went on the Skycoaster. It is where they put you in these pretty little get-ups called harnesses and tote you up 100 feet inn the air and then drop you into a full fledged swinging motion over everyones heads. It was awesome. Thanks Martin for the experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Devin was scared to death but made it through the flight. I recommend you going down to Branson and trying this for yourself...even I wasn't too old.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Branson 08

Well this weekend we had off to enjoy and we did just that. We packed up and headed down to Branson. Matt came along with us but Lindsy had to work. As you can see they are sporting some great new cowboy hats. We got in a little racing of course this weekend. What would it be without it. We went on a go-kart track and went drifting. It was fun but we all hit the wall a few times. And were soaked when we were done.
Darin is pumped up and ready to race. Then we took a leisurely trip to the dam and the guys did a little fishing and Kaelie floated in the ice cold (spring fed) water. I of course was snapping pictures the whole time. Of course no fish were biting it was to dang HOT! Only 100 degrees, so the boys joined her in the raft and floated and splashed each other all the way across the bay. Martin and Darin continued to fish,and believe it or not, no fish were harmed. Matt did catch a mean crawdad though. Tomorrow I will share some more pictures and tell you about the rest of the trip. We got brave and attempted a great feat for a old woman and her kids....stay tunes til tomorrow.