Sunday, November 30, 2008

2008 Boling Christmas Tree Decorating

We went down for dinner and tree decorating at the Boling's on Sunday night.

There were some funny moments from Abram as usual -- he seemed to "accidentally" drop ornaments and then would stare at them in shock :):)
(Sorry Charity - but it is cute even if he is pantless!)

I had to get the requisite "ornament placing" photo of all the kids in :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

~~Happy Thanksgiving~~

We hope that our family and friends have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
We are so Blessed to have each of you in our lives!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

40 Things NEVER Said by Southerners

40. Oh I just couldn't. Hell, she's only sixteen.
39. I'll take Shakespeare for 1000, Alex.
38. Duct tape won't fix that.
37. Lisa Marie was lucky to catch Michael.
36. Come to think of it, I'll have a Heineken.
35. We don't keep firearms in this house.
34. Has anybody seen the sideburns trimmer?
33. You can't feed that to the dog.
32. I thought Graceland was tacky.
31. No kids in the back of the pickup, it's just not safe.
30. Wrasslin's fake.
29. Honey, did you mail that donation to Greenpeace?
28. We're vegetarians.
27. Do you think my gut is too big?
26. I'll have grapefruit and grapes instead of biscuits and gravy.
25. Honey, we don't need another dog.
24. Who's Richard Petty?
23. Give me the small bag of pork rinds.
22. Too many deer heads detract from the decor.
21. Spittin is such a nasty habit.
20. I just couldn't find a thing at Walmart today.
19. Trim the fat off that steak.
18. Cappuccino tastes better than espresso.
17. The tires on that truck are too big.
16. I'll have the arugula and radicchio salad.
15. I've got it all on the C drive.
14. Unsweetened tea tastes better.
13. Would you like your salmon poached or broiled?
12. My fiance, Bobbie Jo, is registered at Tiffany's.
11. I've got two cases of Zima for the Super Bowl.
10. Little Debbie snack cakes have too many fat grams.
09. Checkmate.
08. She's too young to be wearing a bikini.
07. Does the salad bar have bean sprouts?
06. Hey, here's an episode of "Hee Haw" that we haven't seen.
05. I don't have a favorite college team.
04. Be sure to bring my salad dressing on the side.
03. I believe you cooked those green beans too long.
02. Those shorts ought to be a little longer, Darla.
01. Nope, no more for me. I'm drivin tonight

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Seems I was always the Queen

Ok so not really but that was the 1st thing that came to my mind when Shalena sent this to me yesterday! haha I love it!!! As many differences as Shay and I have had over the years photos like this make me thankful that I have a Twin Sister I love so much!

*Don't ya dig the red sunglasses??

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My New Toy

Yea so I am pretty much behind-the-times in regards to cell phones versus a blackberry but due to the fact that the School Bus ran over my old cell phone a few weeks ago I decided it was time for an upgrade anyway!

While I waited for my "upgrade" date to arrive(which luckily was only about 2 weeks since the tragedy) I looked around at what was available these days. My fave was the the Blackberry Curve because I wanted something that I could use to check the biz email on if I wasn't at my desk and it seemed to fit the bill --plus it has all kinds of bells & whistles!

When we got to the Verizon store we noticed that the Curve was on sale so we(I) was like YAY! Then the salesman said they had 2 different rebates for it- 1 from Verizon and 1 from Blackberry. Once the rebates were figured in with the sale price we will actually be getting money BACK! Who doesn't LOVE being paid to get a new phone? Seems we went phone shopping on an excellent day!

Now I don't have to worry that we may miss a biz email when we go to town or to see a customer! That in itself makes the past 2 weeks on a lovely loaner(Thanks Erica!! and I promise your number is in the new toy now!!) worth it!--Plus the giggle ring tone was a hoot!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Some people...

..... are not particular at all about who share their pillows with!

We have come to the conclusion that Daisy thinks she is a human! Heck we treat her as one most times so I guess that is why haha

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Space Camp

Eli had so much fun at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL! It was his first "trip" like that and I admit I was alittle worried - turned out it was needless worry as he had the time of his life. He got to see all sorts of cool rockets and space shuttles, learned about all the space missions and astronauts, and even walked in the "footsteps" of some famous ones!

"It was a perfect experience for me and I loved it!"--- Eli Boling Nov '08

On a Parent Note: I had numerous parents/chaperones tell me what a polite and well-mannered fella he was *Gotta LOVE that!!*

* I also have a cool video if I can figure out how to link it!

UPDATE: As promised *not for those prone to motion sickness!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fire on the Mountain

The mountain over on the other side of our valley caught on fire yesterday and when we went to out earlier we can see where it has spread even more!! Ack! Thankfully the wind is blowing away from us!! Hopefully the Forest Service will get it under control before long!

This is what you can see coming in from the main road.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friends, Fun, and Flying Corn

We recently enjoyed an evening out at the local corn maze with the Cain and Caudell Families. This was our 1st time experiencing a corn maze in the dark and it was great! It is something we will be doing each year now.

Hayden and Kyler were gung-ho running in the dark. They didn't seem to care that all they could see was cornstalks and knee-caps! Courtney and Erica got their workouts in chasing after them! BTW--did you know that if you ask perfect strangers if they know where the parents of the cute little kids standing near you are that they look at you with funny looks?

CJ being a "Scarecrow"

Eli, Emma, and Hunter trying to lead the way!

The only downside was the flying corn that was being tossed by unruly teenagers that is! Erica got hit in the hand and Emma got pegged right smack on the head! Lucky there was no bleeding involved, just some bruising and Em had a terrible headache the rest of the evening. I was proud because both my kids commented later (grain of salt here) that they just couldn't see why some parents let their children run around and do things that that!! (Yea so I only really included that comment here so that I can have a record of it)

Afterwards we had Emma's fave thing--Boiled Peanuts!

Then we headed by to the Cain's to roast some marshmallows. Did you know they bubbled up like this when left by the edge of the fire? --Me neither, but then again I prefer not to waste a good roasted marshmallow!

*I love this photo of Craig & Emma*

Monday, November 3, 2008

It's Official-- Fall has arrived!!

Sure most people are excited when the month of October rolls in and weather turns crisp...heck if you add in Halloween and Candy Corn who wouldn't be? Well, Me, for instance. Not that I am not excited as I love Halloween-after all it is one of my top 5 Holidays :) But when November is showing on my calender I know that Fall is is officially here!

We are blessed beyond measure to live in an area where we get to enjoy the beautiful Fall Scenery simply by looking out our windows. A drive into town brings even more opportunity to see the lovely red, yellow, orange and browns leaves. The road back home continues to amaze me as it did over 6 years ago when we moved up here. Driving up over a knoll and seeing the vista in the background, coming around a corner and being face to err face with a vibrant old fella decked out tip to root in brilliant yellows.

I couldn't resist stopping and snapping a few photos today(for once no kids were in the truck to complain :) )

**Please keep in mind I am not a professional photographer(even though I pretend at times haha) so the color is off in the photos.**

The view we see going out the driveway.

The Road Home *My favorite road*

Almost home :)


Keep checking in as I will be posting some different Fall Decorating that we already have going on around the house as well as some "wish lists" on various things*NO worries --they are not Christmas related :)~ *