Thursday, April 30, 2009
Posted by Rochelle at 10:06 PM
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Posted by Rochelle at 10:02 PM
Monday, April 27, 2009
i am wondering if we are going to have to wear a mask next week when we travel to florida? i am sure that this whole swine flu thing will blow over by then, but still if it doesn't that would be an interesting trip. we are taking a red eye out on tuesday night and i am not sure that i want to sleep on a plane with a mask on! i just cannot imagine that it would be very comfortable.
speaking of our upcoming trip. i went tanning this morning. i have not been tanning in about 20 years! it is amazing how it all comes right back. the smell of the tanning beds. the lights. the relaxing feeling. the burn!!! yes that is right.....i burned. i was only in there for 10 minutes, but my body feels like it sat in the sun for 4 hours! but it is worth it now, so that i won't burn next week when i am sitting on the white sand beaches with crystal clear water and an umbrella drink in my hand.
Posted by Rochelle at 7:53 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Posted by Rochelle at 6:45 AM
Thursday, April 23, 2009
so today was take your child to work day and sydnie finally got to go to work with daddy! she has begged him for about two years to go and this year he finally agreed. being the procrastinators that he is, thad forgot to add syd's name to the work list and luckily on wednesday when he emailed them, they said that they had one spot left!
here is the part of the story that i like: syd was up at 6:30!!! dressed by 6:40!!! teeth and hair and various packing done by 6:50!!!!
this has never happened in the history of sydnie....her nickname is molasses! i think she was really excited. she had a really great time with her dad. they visited a metals/plastics cutting facility and she brought home some cutout figures (a dolpin, a rose and a horse)
noah came to work with me for fifteen minutes of my morning in second grade, then he wanted to go to class. in the afternoon i grabbed him and he came down to fifth grade with me, but there was not much for him to do, so he went back to class. overall he was happy because he got to do a couple of things with his mom!
Posted by Rochelle at 6:54 PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Posted by Rochelle at 6:37 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2009
my little guy cannot wait until his cousin his old enough to play with. noah is such a loving, generous kid and he is anxious to be able to run and play with luke. i secretly think that he wishes that luke was old enough to play with lightsabers so that they could duel each other. or maybe he is just waiting for uncle randal to put on a darth vader mask and look at his son luke and say.................."luke, i am your father!!!"
Posted by Rochelle at 7:36 AM
Saturday, April 18, 2009
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Posted by Rochelle at 9:41 AM
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Posted by Rochelle at 9:26 AM
Monday, April 13, 2009
Easter this year kind of went by in a blur. our family was sooooo tired. lots of running prior to that sunday and we were all running on fumes. the kids had a blast decorating their eggs, making special chickie pops and sydnie made these adorable easter egg puzzles. we went to church that morning and enjoyed some great worship and an great message. then we headed south to my parents house. enjoyed some family time. so nice to be with family. hope you all had wonderful easter's and that we all remembered the reason for the day!
Posted by Rochelle at 8:28 AM
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This skit is performed by my brother's youth group at Northwest Hills in Corvallis. The kids did a great job! I have posted this skit before and it moves me to tears everytime. They performed it this Easter morning and we were all anxiously awaiting for the person to post it to youtube so that we could watch it. it truly is a great reminder that He has taken on our sins, He bears all, He loves us and would do anything (even die) for us. Before we go into a sugar induced haze today....let us truly remember what this day is about. Not a little bunny foo foo. Not candy. Not brightly colored eggs. But about our Lord and Savior who was born, died, buried and rose again on the third day!
Posted by Rochelle at 7:04 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2009
this was one of the best ones.
the easter egg attempt
Posted by Rochelle at 9:14 PM
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
i just want to put it out there right now..........i don't know how we EVER going to be ready in time for middle school!!! it starts so stinking early in the morning (7:45am) and my daughter is not a morning person. i know i still have 2 more years, but right here, right now i want to say it is going to be a hard adjustment!!!!
can you tell we have had one of those mornings? anyone else experience those? no one wants to get up, no one wants to get dressed? toys are more enticing than eating breakfast? can i just watch a minute of tv before school? but somehow i still managed to sneak downstairs and blog this post? hum? maybe i should be upstairs cracking the whip right now....he he. hey, a mom has got to have a sense of humor in times like this.
but seriously, only two more years!!!
Posted by Rochelle at 7:48 AM
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
the other day i received several excellents hugs from a bunch of kiddos, which is not unusual, but during this hug one of the little girls exclaims:
"you are so soft, not hard like my mom!"
i did not have the heart to tell her that it meant i was fat.........but what an awesome way to look at it. so now when i look in the mirror, i can tell myself that i am squishy! that it is all right, cuz it makes my hugs that much better.
Posted by Rochelle at 6:59 AM
Monday, April 06, 2009
i just realized this morning that in one month i will be sitting on a white sand beach, hopefully with an umbrella drink in my hand and relaxing. that is right, i said in a bathing suit! oh wait, maybe i did not say that.
my amazing husband won a trip to marco island, florida for the two of us. all expenses paid! this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for the two of us. we are going to take the red eye in on tuesday night and then we have all day wednesday until saturday at the resort. all inclusive. they even have a restauraunt on the beach. we can sit and eat our meal with our toes in the water.
then to top it all of we decided to drive to disneyworld and experience that for a couple of days! this is the part i feel a little guilty about, but we need time alone. we are telling ourselves that it is a discovery trip..."do we really want to bring the kids here?" but really it is just a fun time for us to be together and remember what it is like to just be the two of us.
i am thankful that i was able to get some time off of work and go on this incredible trip with my man. guess i better start working out regularly again and watch what is going in my mouth, because i will have to fit into a swimsuit! yikes. every woman's nightmare.
Posted by Rochelle at 4:37 PM
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Posted by Rochelle at 6:52 PM
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Posted by Rochelle at 6:45 AM
Friday, April 03, 2009
you always hear the tales....the sagging, the metabolism, the internal body thermometer and when you are young you chalk them up to your crazy mom and her friends. well i am about there people and i am hear to say that i want my old body back.
the other day i woke up and i thought to myself as i looked in the mirror, "where did my eyebrows go?" isn't this suppose to be something that happens when you are about 50? i am only 29 (again)!!! i don't want the painted on eyebrow look. i refuse to do it, but sadly i am doomed because my mom does not have any eyebrows left. literally. she is 63 and no eyebrows. i remember distinctly the day i looked at her and asked her where her eyebrows went. so sadly i am at the point, when i remember, where i enhance my eyebrows with a little powder so that you can actually see them. i don't think it is so much that i have lost hair it is that they are slowly fading into oblivion.
a couple of months ago i got these super cute post earrings and i wear them all the time, but suddenly they don't hang the way they used to. i notice that when i wear them, they flop down a little. could this be the dreaded "my earlobes hang down farther than my nose" phenomenom that older women talk about? when i was young i remember older women telling me not to wear big earrings that pulled my lobes down even further, because the day would come when they would sag anyway....so i was careful what amount of weight i put into those holes in my ears. it did not matter. so now i am forced to wear drop earrings so that you will not look at my post earrings and see the sag, the granny ears that i am doomed to have.
by the hair on my chiny-chiny chin..........okay i am not there yet!!! but seriously what is up with having to shave your chin and mustache? my MIL keeps a razor in the car and just swipes at hair on her chin whenever she notices it!!! eeeewwwwwwwwwwwww.
we all know that we are going to sag, that is inevitable unless we get some "enhancements". i am fine with that, as long as i have some muscle tone underneath it all. i don't want to be a grandma that never wears shorts or short sleeves because of the sag.
so next time you see me, please don't stare at my waning eyebrows or my sagging lobes. just politely say hi and then continue to stare in their general direction until i relent and let you take a look at my aging body hair and grandma lobes!
Posted by Rochelle at 6:32 AM
Thursday, April 02, 2009
this year i have had the opportunity to meet some amazing kids and be in their world for a short time. these kids are special and just want to be loved. i love spending time with them and watching how their minds work and create. it is interesting to me that they thrive in their world, but struggle in ours. if we all just took a moment to enter their world....to see life through their eyes how amazing would that be.
today is world autism day. support it. know it. stretch yourselves to see through their eyes.
another exciting project if you have not heard about it is the miracle project. a mom of an autistic child started a theatre company and a documentary was made about it. "autism: the musical" great movie. shows you how amazing and talented most of these little kiddos are.
and finally this is dedicated to my little friend who i love dearly, who has stolen my heart......
let me enter your world for one day, sing songs, draw pictures and just be. cannot wait to see you today and celebrate your world!
Posted by Rochelle at 7:08 AM