Monday, July 23, 2007

I made it!

I finally found some friends that I could sucker into going to Lagoon with me! Yippee!! It was quite enjoyable I'd have to say, especially the new ride, Wicked. That thing is so, super fun!
Poor little Andrea would start to cry almost every time we went on a ride, bless her heart, but she kept on going and going. Thanks for such a fun night!

Here are some of the nights attractions...sorry for the shotty camera work.
Here we are in line for Colossus:

and the last ride of the night...the Terror Ride!
Don't we look scarred!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Too Cool

Okay, I just have to get something off of my chest. What is up with all the haters out there? Yes, I am talking to you, you-all-high-and-mighty-too-cool-for-school-nah sayers! What is up with the disdain for Lagoon? Yes, I do understand that there is the more than just the occasional wife-beater with cut-offs wearing, beer coozy drinking, mullet-sporting, father of three, making out with his pregnant wife. But I mean come on, it is so much fun! Unless you want to fly or drive to Cali, Florida, or somewhere they've got a Six Flags, you can't find entertainment like Lagoon.

Have you all forgotten where you came from? The days spent at Stake Lagoon Day, sweating, waiting in line for Puff the Magic Dragon? Now can we all get down from our high horses and admit that we can't go another summer with out the rush you get waiting at the top of the Rocket for the free fall, or the chance to trick those people with how much you really do weigh, and what about that squash you feel while riding the Musical Express listening to Savage Garden? Okay, I guess I didn't make it sound too appealing, but this whole summer I have been dying to go, and not even my own husband will act enthused by the idea. So, do I have any takers?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Gone Fishin'

So, because I have a lot, and by a lot, I mean hours, upon hours, upon hours of lag time here at work, I have become obsessed with The Pioneer Woman. She is funny, happy, goofy, stylish, hip, an amazing photographer, and in love with her family. I tend to find myself wanting to switch lives with her, just for the day. I wonder if I would love working on my house and yard, home schooling my children, baking wonderful dishes, and watching my four children as young as 2 1/2 years old ride horses all day long. One thing that The Pioneer Woman does that have got the wheels in my brain turning, is photograph and talk about her Marlboro Man. That is the name she has chosen to refer to her husband as, and which I think is absolutely adorable. Even though it is a cigarette brand name, the name is perfectly matched for the man.
All this Marlboro Man talk has got me thinking about my own Marlboro Man. Although my husband is not a rancher, cowboy, father of 4; He is a rough, tough, breathtakingly handsome, oh-so-intelligent, kind-to-the-core, Renaissance Man.
The heartbreaking part of the whole story is that my Renaissance Man and I don't cross paths often enough. While I am away at work, he is...he is...hmm...what exactly he does, I don't quite know; Go out to lunch with friends, golf, bike, mow his parents lawn, water their plants, work out, run errands...all of which I wish I were doing with him. And about an hour before I get home from work he is off to wait tables until about half an hour before I should be in bed to get to work on time the next morning. (a goal I have yet to reach after 7 months of working here) The point is, that we don't get to be with one another all that much, so last weekend was quite the treat.

Last Saturday we had all day long with each other! Can you believe that?! Well, I definitely couldn't, and in my gleeful, whims of happiness I totally had a brain fart and agreed to do "whatever he wanted". I was really regretting my decision as we walked back to the car from purchasing LIVE earthworms for ME to fish with. But, not to worry, that feeling didn't last long and boy, did I have a good time. I of course, was the first to snag one of those slimy suckers but was too slow and let the poor unfortunate soul, wiggle off of my hook. To be honest, I was secretly happy I didn't have to grab the little guy and take him off myself.

Here are a few pictures of my Marlboro Man on this particular evening. I don't know how any woman could resist such a specimen.

(Please click on the photo to enlarge it because this size doesn't do the pictures justice. Well, unless you are worried what it might do to your heart)

Monday, July 9, 2007

The Fourth

This is Miles mother looking ever-so festive,
Miss Gracie playing in Hannah's water dish,

And here they are looking like twins!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Tatum is 1!!

This is the beautiful Tatum. On Saturday she turned One years old. Her mom threw her one awesome party up at my grandma's house this weekend. Here are a few of the highlights:

Kate in her muscle/princess swimsuit.
Hayden in his muscle swimsuit.

Jenny with new baby William.

And just so you know, my man CAN!
All these pictures were taken with my new Canon SD750. Thanks for all of the suggestions!