Friday, July 20, 2007

Almost home, painting done

Well I have completed all of the painting that I am going to. I think it came out well. I am sure that Shannon will love the colors that I chose. Shannon and the boys are on their way home right now. They are somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on the longest leg of the trip 13 hours. WoW can you imagine keeping Grayson tied down for 13 hours?

I am really excited to have my family back here in Jakarta. I also have a special visitor coming with them. My sister Teri, aka Treio, is flying back with the family. She is really excited and is going to have a really good time while she is here. She will get the usual treatment…Spa, zoo, safari, sailing club, and a lot more.

Did I mention that I am excited? This time tomorrow morning I will be at the airport waiting for them to arrive.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Don't Mess with....Larry!

It may not look like it but this dog's bite is swift and stealthy! BEWARE!!!!

Some Pictures

All Work and No Play????

So, as all of you know, I am building a new house and this was a working vacation for us all. We had to run to Lowes and get paint, 14 gallons worth and as it turned out, Lowes was having a Jr. Builders day! While our paint was being mixed, the boys got to make great little 911 signs for their house. The man working with them was VERY patient as Colin could not wait to hammer away! Here is their finished products with very proud young carpenters!

So they were bit by the building bug! We left Lowes and went to Hobby Lobby and bought bird feeders for them to build. As it turns out, they were put in the trunk of the car and put off and put off until Uncle Donnie showed up! We had a fun day visiting the Kentucky Dam Lock and watching a huge barge lock in and lock out it was great! Afterwards, we came home and Uncle Donnie helped Colin and then Alonzo build their bird feeders!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Here Comes Santa Claus...Indiana that is!

We stayed in a king size camper at Lake Rudolph and we could hear the roller coasters from our kitchen table! We arrived at the park around noon and we hit it hard. We headed straight for the Raven as there wasn't a huge line. We got up to the top, almost, and they closed it. Hummmm...

Alonzo was tall enough to ride almost all the rides but was chicken. Colin who wanted to go on everything couldn't because, sadly, he is too short! He was upset! But we headed over to Splashin' Safari and all was forgiven. The entire park was made for Colin. He could ride everything, and he did. Poor Ashley! But to Alonzo's credit, he did go on most of the water rides. At the top of the World's tallest Water Slide, Alonzo begged to go back down but mean ol Terio said no way!! He went down and said "I do not wish to ride that again." Our night in the camper with 2 other family's was interesting and fun. And Ashley and I froze! About 15 minutes after lights out, we heard load thud from the back of the camper and then a wail. I knew right away it was Colin. 8 Hours and 10 stitches later, JUST KIDDING!

He wimpered and was back asleep in seconds. Needless to say, he went right between Jacob and Bobby! The next morning as we were waiting for everyone to get up and going (Colin and Alonzo had been up for awhile) Ashley and I were sitting at the table and she happened to look out and see Alonzo going into the camper next door. I looked and sure enough, there he was, standing in the camper with two little boys looking and talking to him. I shot out the door and headed over there and I knocked on the door an about that time, here comes whom I can only assume was the two boys dad. I am sure he wondered what I was doing talking to his boys, holding Alonzo's hand. He smiled and I smiled and Alonzo cried. Boy did he get scolded! Of course the draw for Alonzo was theboys toy guns! The day was great and the weather HOT, HOT, HOT. and what comes with hot, humid weather but mean thunderstorms! And boy did we get hit! I have never heard a kid scream as load and long as Colin. He could have been the voice in any B-Movie thriller. Anyway, we made it home extrely wet. Our next big thing was "When is Uncle Kevin getting home?"

Kickin' It! In Kentucky

What a difference a year makes! First of all, all three younger boys could be in one movie and play the lead at different ages as they all look alike! SO....

We left Mainland Square at around 7:45 Am and we stopped for donuts at Krispy Kreme as we could not resist the "Hot Now" Sign! Guess What? We were back at Bandera at 9:00 as I didnt beleve my car when he was telling me I was going the wrong direction, until it was too late!

The rest of the 15 hour drive was mostly uneventful with the exception of Ashley and I beating the boys to the punch line every hour on the hour: "ARE WE THERE YEt?" Boy! Those boys were quite mad by 1:00 and then THEY started in on us asking, "ARE WE OUT OF TEXAS YET?" So when we FINALLY got out of Texas, we celebrated. We got out of the car!!!!

Ater arriving in Kentucky around 2:00 in the morning, we slept. Boy, did it feel great to get my butt out of the car seat. 7:00 AM came too early for me...
We had Relay For Life that night but we left after the lighting of the illuminaries.
Our next big adventure was Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The Best Fireworks In San Antonio

Aren't in San Antonio. The best firework display in the area is at the Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne. Kendall County has set up a "safe zone" across the street from the fairgrounds so that while you wait for the professional fireworks to start you can watch the amateurs put on their best pyrotechnic displays. If you arrive early in the day, you can find a parking space then play Frisbee, toss around a ball, or even fly a kite while waiting for dusk. Pack a picnic to enjoy then buy snow cones to round out the feast. Once it is dark the professional fireworks show is definitely worth the wait. How much does all this cost?? Just the price of gas, and $2 for a snow cone. Can’t beat that!

Happy 4th of July

Grayson and I celebrated the 4th of July by driving out to Comfort Texas to enjoy an old fashioned small-town parade, complete with fire trucks, horses, tractors, floats, flags and of course lots of candy being thrown.

The fourth of July is just one of those holidays that seems to be best celebrated in small towms with friends and family. Our family is scattered this holiday with David back in Jakarta, Alonzo and Colin in Kentucky with Aunt Teri and Ashley, Cody in Seguin and Grayson and I here in San Antonio. I decided to make the best of it, so Grayson and I headed to the parade by ourselves. As I was setting up the lawn chair, Grayson started screaming and pointing, "Mon-ca Mon-ca!!" I looked around and sure enough across the street were our friends Monica and Eddie their kids Malcolm, Sophie and Corina, and Monica's sister Julie. We got spend the holiday with friends even though we hadn't planned it that way. Sometimes God just smiles on you.

At first Grayson didn't know what to make of the parade. Then he realized that there was candy coming from the parade and he got right into the spirit.

I thought the chicken was funny so I decided to share.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


One Room Down