Monday, May 23, 2011

"Senior" Trips

Senior Trips..
My son will be leaving tomorrow for his very long awaited  senior high trip. He will be touring Austria, Germany and Switzerland.  My grandmother's parents were from Germany and we have contacted extended family that is still there. My biggest hope is that it works out that he is able to meet them. 
We have been preparing for quite awhile now, but he wanted to pack his own luggage. Let's hope he has everything!

Now on to the  "Senior Trip 2" , although we are far far from being seniors
 ( too old for high school...and too young for

Susie and I have made the bold decision to DRIVE to Washington state!   We talked about it Sunday and now we are leaving on Wed.  
  From previous blog post you know Susie will not fly.  Those turn out to be the best trips know the ones where you just throw everything in the car and GO.

Not really sure which direction we are going, but I'm sure it will be a trip to remember..
Can't decide if we want to see the Grand Canyon or Yellow Stone...
One thing is for sure, we are going to pack a lot into this trip...including taking my ten year old niece Maddy!  

Of course we are going to see my dad.

For the last ten years he escapes the hot as hell humid Louisiana summers to enjoy the Pacific Northwest. 

My favorite thing to do...picking lavender

and taking in the views from the top of Hurricane Ridge..

No road trip is complete without a shopping trip.
 So we will head over to Spokane for a little shopping at the Farm Chicks show.

So where ever we go or where ever we end up...I am certain that I will have a few crazy stories to share...


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mothers Day Craziness

This post is way over due. My house has been nothing but crazy since the beginning of May.
(two graduations, out of town company, made two quilts, daughter had surgery, and a funeral)

My daughter entered me into a Face Book contest. She posted our picture on a local jewelry store FB page. 
The picture with the most "likes" won a pearl necklace set.

 What started out as a small thing quickly 
 'BLEW UP' in just a few days!

First you have to two kids have very different personalities.
I know that is strange to some people, but these two can not get along.

 At first when she asked my son to get his friends to "like" the picture he would not hear of it.
(He told her "Guys don't do that crap.")
She had our picture winning for a week.
Every time someone else's picture would get "likes", she would find more of her friends to "like" our picture.

 Then she had to go out of town and her numbers slipped on FB. She called me from Flordia crying that she was going to lose.

What's a mom to do?
I asked Blaise to please help his sister out, she had worked hard getting the word out...
 much to my surprise  he jumped in and started asking his friends to vote!

When she returned thats when things got CRAZY...
 they TEAMED UP!  
(I even went outside that night to see if it were a full moon)
 They were going to win that contest.
It was getting insane...they even had Susie helping over on her blog.

I begged ordered them to stop,
but it was NOT about winning their old mom a gift.
Oh, but no they were just obsessed with winning!

These two along with Susie and lots of friends  ended up getting the jewelry store
well over 450 new FB friends!
When it was over they lost out on the pearls to a young lady that entered her mom, 
her mom had  just lost her son to brain cancer.

The jewelry store was so impressed with the numbers, they gave my kids $100.00 gift certificate.
I went  yesterday with my daughter and picked out a beautiful bracelet that you add charms to.
Of course, I added their birth stones to start.

  I must say that ...So many people talk bad about FB, but it brought my two kids together (even if it was for a week) they laughed and worked as a team and seeing that was the most beautiful gift of all!

Even though ya'll (kids) say you don't read my blog,
 I know you do.... I want you to know "I LOVE YA'LL"
this was the best Mothers Day EVER! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Racing For The Pond

            (PRE NOTE) It has been a busy time, but I have lots to share. My daughter had surgery yesterday on her ankle again and my son had Awards night. I look forward to blogging and showing ya'll all the things that I have been up to.

As a Senior tradition the last day of school the students race out the gates and jump into a pond across the street.


 Blaise has waited for this day since he was in eighth grade and witnessed his sisters pond jump.

I love this picture of him and his friend...they are so happy, they were one of the first to make it across.

 His dad tried to give him $100.00 to NOT jump ....he told him no amount of money was gonna keep him from jumping.

 I was so busy cheering that I did not shed a tear,
 Not so sure that I will make it to graduation night with no tears...

Make a momma proud...he received his
Academic Honors cord last night!