Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's New Year's Eve, You Know What That Means

It's business time...

this video has been around for ages and I laugh about it all the time. Especially whenever Matt or I have to a business meeting. We always walk out of the house singing, "It's business...it's business time!"

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Pictures

Since it has been so chaotic here for Christmas, I thought that I would pretty much just post pictures from our week here in Georgia.

We have had a blast. A new activity every day.
Riverquarium, Chehaw Park, Turtle Hill beach, walks, playgrounds, arts and crafts, plenty of laughter AND tears. It has been something!

Jesus Loves Me This I Know...

For the Weather Channel tells me so...
here in Albany, GA it was 80 degrees on Christmas Day.

Were your kids donning their birthday suits to celebrate little Baby Jesus' Birthday?

Cause mine were. So were my sisters.
It was hilarious.

Monday, December 15, 2008

At this Rate, She's Getting Nothing For Christmas

Forget what they say about terrible two's, Lucy is quite the delightful child.

She has decided that she wants to be potty trained. All on her own. And she has had only one accident in the last two weeks! Unbelievable!

We are loving it.
She even "helps" clean up her little Baby Bjorn potty by dumping it in the big potty and flushing. Isn't that sweet?

That's has led her to LOVING to flush the big potty.

Well, over the weekend we noticed a considerable slowing in the power of the water flow in the big potty. We plunged and plunged and it made no difference.

So this morning, I was in the middle of the potty time and I asked Asher is he saw anything other than "potty" things end up in the potty. What did he tell me?

A duck. A rubber duck.

So, I had to go call a plumber and have them come out to the house and work that snake over for about 30 minutes. By the time he had cleared the obstruction, this man was sweating. Sweating like crazy.

But, you know...once you have a plumber in your house; you just go ahead and have him fix up other things. The temperature control in our showers are pretty jacked up and make me frustrated a daily basis, so I had him fix them.

It is bliss to have them corrected. So, thank goodness Lucy went ahead and flush that dadgum ducky down the toilet. I got to have my shower fixed!

Friday, December 12, 2008

It's Ain't Christmas If You Ain't Bruised

Last night, I was heading home from a smooze-fest for work and I got a call from Matt that went something like this,

"Hey Les! I was just putting Asher in the car and holding Lucy's arm and she fell to the ground howling in pain!!!"

I hear Lucy screeching in the background.

"Now, she just keeps saying, 'My elbow, my elbow.' and not moving her arm at all!"


I have Matt call our doctor, head to the ER and I meet him there. I walk in, see Lucy sitting stiff as a board on Matt's lap and she starts crying hysterically as soon as she sees me.

I take her in my arms and hold her because well, there are REALLY sick people in the ER.

Thankfully, the doctors and nurses know that as well and we are taken back VERY quickly where our doctor pretends he is just going to take a look at it, while our daughter is screaming bloody murder and he "pops" it right back into place.

That's it. About 30 seconds later, Lucy is off of the table and chasing Asher around the exam room. Of course, Asher then climbs onto the "rolly chair" and rolls it into the metal "rolly table" and all three of them "roll" into the "stable" wall and make a noise that sounds like Matt picked up both kids and threw them into the wall in a rage that might mimic Rocky Balboa. A nice nurse came into the room to check and make sure that no one was getting hurt.

We made sure to look like the nice, responsible, Volvo driving family that we are before smacking the kids into shape and kicking them down the hallway to get into the car to drive home.

Cause there's no place like Home for the Holidays.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

For Sale By Owner

This was just sent to me by a friend. It is a for sale by owner ad on Craigslist in Montana for an XTerra. Read and be amazed:

NINJA HAULER: 2005 Nissan Xterra - $12900 (Ronan / Lake County)

Reply to: sale-941704797@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-12-02, 7:25AM MST

OK, let me start off by saying this Xterra is only available for purchase by the manliest of men (or women). My friend, if it was possible for a vehicle to sprout chest hair and a five o'clock shadow, this Nissan would look like Tom Selleck. It is just that manly.

It was never intended to drive to the mall so you can pick up that adorable shirt at Abercrombie & Fitch that you had your eye on. It wasn't meant to transport you to yoga class or Linens & Things. No, that's what your Prius is for. If that's the kind of car you're looking for, then just do us all a favor and stop reading right now. I mean it. Just stop.

This car was engineered by 3rd degree ninja super-warriors in the highest mountains of Japan to serve the needs of the man that cheats death on a daily basis. They didn't even consider superfluous nancy boy amenities like navigation systems (real men don't get lost), heated leather seats (a real man doesn't let anything warm his butt), or On Star (real men don't even know what the hell On Star is).

No, this brute comes with the things us testosterone-fueled super action junkies need. It has a 265 HP engine to outrun the cops. It's got special blood/gore resistant upholstery. It even has a first-aid kit in the back. You know what the first aid kit has in it? A pint of whiskey, a stitch-your-own-wound kit and a hunk of leather to bite down on when you're operating on yourself. The Xterra also has an automatic transmission so if you're being chased by Libyan terrorists, you'll still be able to shoot your machine gun out the window and drive at the same time. It's saved my bacon more than once.

It has room for you and the four hotties you picked up on the way to the gym to blast your pecs and hammer your glutes. There's a tow hitch to pull your 50 caliber anti-Taliban, self cooling machine gun. I also just put in a new windshield to replace the one that got shot out by The Man. My price on this bad boy is an incredibly low $12,900, but I'll entertain reasonable offers. And by reasonable, I mean don't walk up and tell me you'll give me $5,000 for it. That's liable to earn you a Burmese-roundhouse-sphincter-kick with a follow up three fingered eye-jab. Would it hurt? Hell yeah. Let's just say you won't be the prettiest guy at the Coldplay concert anymore.

There's only 69,000 miles on this four-wheeled hellcat from Planet Kickass. Trust me, it will outlive you and the offspring that will carry your name. It will live on as a monument to your machismo.
Now, go look in the mirror and tell me what you see. If it's a rugged, no holds barred, super brute he-man macho Chuck Norris stunt double, then contact me. I might be out hang-gliding or BASE jumping or just chilling with my ladies, but I'll get back to you. And when I do, we'll talk about a price over a nice glass of Schmidt while we listen to Johnny Cash.

To sweeten the deal a little, I'm throwing in this pair of MC Hammer pants for the man with rippling quads that can't fit into regular pants. Yeah, you heard me. FREE MC Hammer pants.

Rock on.


Last One I Promise

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Christmas Good Times, but even better

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Just so all of you know, this officially means that I have too much time on my hands!

And for those of you who don't know who the mystery 5th person is in the video, that is Ben! He has lived with us for about a year and half now and is definitely part of the family, so he gets to be in the "bideo" as Asher calls it.

It's Official, Christmas is Here

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Senior Hip Hop Choir

Honestly, I don't even know where to begin with this. But just watch, watch ALL OF IT. It is worth every youtube second.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's A Duel Bag

A Video that is worth watching over and over again while you are in the Christmas shopping season!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Heavenly Thanksgiving

We had a heavenly Thanksgiving weekend thanks to our kids being really amazing, an incredible feast with family in Columbia, a road trip to Orlando, three days in 80 degree weather and a magical night at Disney World.

I have plenty of thoughts to come on all of that (to come soon!) but I have been editing a little snippet for you to get a snapshot of our weekend. Enjoy!