Monday, August 31, 2009

Randomness is good for the heart...

My mom has been in need of a good laugh and usually I am pretty good about providing them.
I can find myself in some of the strangest situations so, I thought I would share them here.
Saturday, I was really wanting Kielbasa.
Adam was not.
I searched until I found a recipe that maintained the flavor but that Adam would also enjoy and set out to make it.
Everything was going great until I realized my recipe called for two cans of tomatoes and I only had one.
I grabbed the closest thing I had... A jar of spaghetti sauce.
A jar that I thought I had only recently opened.
I thought wrong.
As I twisted the cap off the jar, it exploded.
The lid blasted me in the chest.
 Tomato sauce covered my face.
It was in my eyes.
It was in my hair.
It. was. everywhere.
Turns out I had missed a bottle last time I cleaned out the fridge and had two jars of spaghetti sauce...
one good...
one... not so much...
Then, this morning, I promised to take my aunt and cousin to the airport for an early flight.
It was still dark when I rang the doorbell.
As the door opened, a lizzard that had camped out behind it ran across my foot and into the house.
I jumped and screamed as it scampered down her hallway.
My aunt chased it, kicking it back toward the door.
She is in her seventies.
We were screaming and laughing and doing our best to get it out of the house without hurting it...
 or ourselves.
After five minutes it scampered back out the door it came in.
Missing a tail and probably scared out of it's mind, it took off into the darkness.
The rest of the morning, we only had to look at eachother and giggle about the lizzard in the foyer.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Children's Museum

When Adam started his new job he had to spend a couple of weeks away from home while he was training.
The first week was really difficult for both myself and the kids.
So, I decided we would have a fun day on the day he came home.
We met up in Chattanooga for brunch at Cracker Barell
Then, it was off to the Museum...
Caleb loved popping them!
I'm not sure who is more curious....
Stealing kisses
The floating ball...
We built an arch and it was all I could do to keep Caleb from knocking it down before we got a picture!
They build a cup tower every day...
She said this was the biggest one she had ever built and it was at least 8 feet tall
Pulleys, levers and water... he was fascinated!
"All aboard! Chugga ChooChoo!"
We were playing house when Caleb grabbed the grill a hot dog and a cup.
He sat there and sipped while his hot dog cooked...
It was hilarious!
The sand pit where you dig up dinosaur bones!
We had such a wonderful time and spent four hours there and honestly, it flew by!
I would really recommend this to anyone with kiddos!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Request

Just before we left for vacation, my grandmother tripped over a root and took a pretty hard fall.
This picture is after a ton of healing...
We got a call while on the cruise that she was in the hospital with an aneurysm.
Luckily, she is healing wonderfully.
Today, my grandfather fell.
He broke his hip severely.
So, if you don't mind, say a little prayer for my Nanny and Papaw tonight.
Thank you.

*********They called this morning and said that he will have to be in a skilled nursing home for 8-10 weeks (possibly more) for rehabilitation and he can not put any weight on it for at least 8. Please keep them in your prayers.*********

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The World's Longest Yard Sale!

This year, I asked Angie to go with me!
She used to work with Adam and has taken over his old position.
We had such a great time laughing and goofing off that I didn't take a bunch of pictures...
It was a kid sized weinermoble!
I had been buying things all morning and Angie hadn't gotten anything!
So, when she found these shelves for Gracie's room, I had to get a picture!
(She also bought a dresser but I forgot to get a picture of it)
Who doesn't need a pink and purple zebra?
I would knock myself out if I had to work in the Giant Lemon Lemonade stand.
Ahhhh.... Gotta Love Tupperware!
Seriously, the prices on some of this was crazy!
Angie and her husband James just finished a bathroom makeover.
So, Angie picked up the perfect artwork to complete the rennovation!
As Angie headed home, I set out for Birmingham to meet up with Adam.
The GPS took me down 127 so I wound up with a lot of yard sale traffic.
I got behind this van with the fabulous, "HONKE YOUR HORN ONCE IF YOU LIKE YARD SALES"
bumper sticker.
He was happy to see me...
Or... at least I thought he was....
The drive back looked like this...
until you hit Tennessee and it looks like this!
On to the loot!
I got two sets of matching pillowcases so I can make Georgia Kate and Gracie matching dresses :)
Some vintage material that had been hand sewn into a sheet...
some more floral fabric... this is almost sateen like.
This fun print!
All of this vintage lace was in a gallon sized bag and was $5.00. I was beyond excited!
I also picked up this cool tool for $1.
It helps you keep your hems straight!
All in all it was a wonderful trip and we only made it about twelve miles down 127... Since I had to drive further on to get to Adam I found some more stops I will definately have to hit next year!