Thursday, July 16, 2009

Watertown: Day 1

So, I figured that since today was so jammed packed full of fun, I better start blogging about this trip so that all this information doesn't get away from me.

Nathan had to work this morning so it was just the girls... Loryn wanted to take us to "Bee Creative." It's one of those pick-out-some-pottery-and-paint-it places. I was not thrilled at first cause that is so out of my element, but Mom and Loryn were lovin it, so I jumped right in.
Loryn painted a baby giraffe and Mom did a cute little tea-pot thingie. I chose a plate that says "Happy Birthday." I plan on using it as our birthday cake plate for everyone's bday... start a tradition maybe.
It looks all pastel now but supposedly after it's fired, it will be more bold. I hope so :) So, now I'm hooked. I left there with ideas for what I wanted to do next. I'll have to scope out one of these places in Charleston.
After a late lunch at TGIFridays, we went to the Jefferson County fair. It was certainly no Coastal Carolina fair, but a fair none the less. And at the fair we...

Saw some animals...

Rode some rides (Just me and Nathan, of course)...

Played some carnie games...
I won. Both times. (That's me doing the "I won" dance)...

And, of course, ate lots of food. This is Loryn totally enjoying a funnel cake. She said that was her ride. (Notice the powder sugar evidence all over her shirt).

We even tried some cheese curds! Don't let the name fool you, they're actually not bad.

So now we're chilling out at the house about to guzzle some pepto and watch a blue-ray on Nathan's huge new TV. He can't wait to show us how blue-ray is so much better than regular old DVD's. We'll see.

We're waking up early in the morning to go yard saling... apparently they are like weekend events up here. Awesome!

Day 2 here we come!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Why was 6 afraid of 7?

Because 7 ate 9... get it?


seven, eight, nine?


Happy July 7, 2009!! (07/08/09)

Friday, June 19, 2009

My Tongue

Ok. I'm just going to warn you now, this is going to be a weird blog.

My name is Rachel and I am a tongue chewer. There, I said it. Just kidding. But no, really. I am a tongue chewer, for real. I have been doing it for as long as I can remember. From a very early age, I recall my mother saying "Stop chewing your tongue!" And I wouldn’t even realize I was doing it!! I don't ever realize that I'm doing it until someone asks me what I'm eating or if I have anymore gum.

So anyways, I got curious today, and googled "tongue chewing" (I google everything by the way) and came across this website. Seems I am not the only one who does this, despite what I have always thought.

I'm not going to go into any gross details of my habit because really there are none. I don't chew until my tongue bleeds or anything. I just chew as if I was chewing a piece of gum. It does look weird though. Not the most attractive thing to do with one's mouth.

Actually now that I think about it, I've always had a thing for tongues (mind. out of the gutter.) I would always watch myself in the mirror as a kid and see what I could do with it, what shapes I could make, if I could touch my nose with it... and so on. When I got married, Robert noticed that my tongue has these "teeth-shaped" indentions on the sides but I didn't think much of it. UNTIL TODAY! Apparently, this is called scalloped tongue. (google it.) Basically, my tongue is too big for my mouth! Who knew! My brother's tongue does the same thing so maybe this thing is genetic. I wonder if he's a chewer? hmm. Things that make ya go hmmm...

Overall, I'm just weirded out. After visiting this website and reading comments from other chewers, I felt like I had found a long lost twin I never knew existed or something. I don't think this is a big issue, but I could be wrong. I've got other symptoms of TMJ and this seems to be another silent symptom. Well, I'm going to do some more research on this but for the most part I don't think I have a problem, medically anyway.

Bottom line. I have tongue issues… This could have some serious spiritual undertones though. (James 3:3-12)

And there you have it, you now know more than you probably will ever care to know about my tongue.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What I'm listening to now.

Has it really been nearly a whole month since I've last blogged?? Couldn't be cause I'm so busy... naaaah.


I usually dread that question... "What are you listening to now?" or "What's on your Ipod/in your CD player now?" I don't like this question because my taste in music is so diverse and I normally get bored with an artist or music style very easily so I'm all over the place when it comes to "what I'm listening to."
Well, as of Mother's Day, I have an answer to that question. Rob, and the boys (of course), got me the new Decyfer Down CD, Crash. I had been wanting the CD cause we're going to the COMATOSE tour May 21st and Decyfer is gonna be there and I wanted to know some of the songs so I could rock my face off at the concert while singing along.
Surprisingly enough, I am, let's say, addicted to the album. Even Tobi loves it... "Play #2 again, mommy!!" Every song just totally rocks. They're very reminiscent of more popular mainstream bands but with a heck of a lot better, more uplifting lyrics. Love em!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our latest lust

Rob's in the market for a new truck. Check out this eye candy we've been drooling over. Yes, I said we. Maybe my new computer will have to be put on hold. I can handle that.

Happy Earth Day

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lookie what I'm getting...

WOOO HOOO!!!! I'm so excited!!! I have been patiently waiting for about 5 years now for a new computer. We were blessed with a hand-me-down PC when we first got married, but let me tell you... that thing is S-L-O-W!!!! And it's huge... but hey, it works, so no major complaints here. (Rob would probably tell you otherwise though)

Needless to say, we've been long overdue for a new puter. I have diligently done my research, as always , and have decided it's time for an Imac. Apple that is. Yes, I'm "one of those apple people." I've been drooling over the macs for awhile now and owning one will soon be a reality for me. I am thrilled!

I know it's kinda silly to get so excited about this, but we tend to be a little cautious, thrifty, frugal, (call it what you will) with our funds and with two kids, a home, a huge SUV, and so on, it has been a little outside of our budget over the years. We have decided this year, though, to spend our huge tax return (say that as sarcastically as you can) on some new toys. And my new apple has been approved by my sweet, lovable, always selfless, hunk-of-a-man (ok, I'm getting carried away) husband. Yippee!!!

Updates on our apple-shopping-experience(s) will be posted!

Isn't it pretty??