Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lady Lancer

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Watch Natalie cheerlead, click on Nat's link/cheerleading.

Lancer's Rock the House!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A new Saga

What have I been doing? Well, I picked up this book called "Twilight" and haven't been able to put it down. I read the whole book in 3 days. I have not done that with a book in years. I have already ordered the next book in the series and I am chomping at the bit to get it. I want to run out to the mail box every day to see if its here yet. I can't wait to see what happens to Bella and Edward............

If you like love stories, with a "bite" run and go get this book!!!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bumming around

Well it's already Sunday afternoon, I'm trying to get some long over due chores done. It seems the laundry is never done. We are a family of only 3, I don't know how a larger family ever keeps up!

Lancer's won this weekend, we took Natalie to the football game on Friday night. She was totally into the cheerleaders, studying and watching their every move. She even did a hurkey with them. She couldn't help herself!

Saturday was her turn to cheer. It was a 12:30 game, and of course its 85 degrees, full sun. So she was miserable the whole time, and it totally shows on her face!!!

It's back to school tomorrow, and I'm relieved. Its been a long weekend and I'm ready to get back in the routine. Although, our weeks are busy with after school activities, I want to be back in the swing of it.

A friend loaned me her book on CD called "The Secret" I've been wanting to read it, but the book is always checked out at the library. So I will be listening it at work this week, and hopefully it is everything I hope it to be. Will post later on the outcome.......Back to chores

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Go, Fight, Win!




We are now officially a cheerleader. All day long I hear cheers and seeing 'hurkeys" Practice makes perfect! We love our Lancers, GO RED!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

3rd Grade

Backpacked stuffed with brand new crayons, markers, and various school supplies,$45. New school outfit (Old Navy) $35. Lunch packed with ham/cheese sandwich and a capri sun, $2. Mom taking my picture every year in front of that tree for the first day of school, priceless.

I'm ready, I'm off!

Doesn't my baby look all grown up!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Getting Old

Here is a conversation I had with Natalie this weekend!

Me: Well, its the end of summer now, and we will be celebrating your birthday next. Gosh, you are going to be 9 years old. You are getting old, Natalie.
Nat: Mom, 9 isn't old; you're not old until you're like 35 or whatever.....
Me: Thanks, for clearing that up Nat!

Yes, I hope you all are laughing right now!

Labor Day

We made it back from camping this weekend. We decided to camp this weeked as a last wha-hoo before school starts. Natalie has been begging all summer to go camping, so as a last treat before school, we gave in and went to Twin Oaks Campground in Wellston, MI. That's about 3 hours Northern Michigan, near Manistee.

Of course we did our usual visit to Na-Tah-Ka for dinner on Saturday night, and Sunday we went into Manistee and got to see "their" beach. I think I appreciate their beach better than ours and that may be because I see ours all the time. It pretty much looks the same as ours, just a bit northerner?

I took quite a bit of pictures, mostly scenery pictures because Natalie made a friend at the campground, and she was gone all the time. I'm glad she had a great time. On the way home from Na-Tah-Ka, we went deer hunting and Anthony finally caught up with the albino deer that rumored lived in some parts. After 3 years of hearing about the rumor, we finally caught them on video. A mama deer, with 2 fawns, one was albino like her, one brown. That was neat to see.

The only bad thing about the weekend, was a moment in the restrooms at the campsite. Ok, I have to get on a high horse for a moment, and speak my mind. This campground is near the pine river, which lots and lots of people love to canoe down. So towards the back of the campground were the tenters/canoers. I believe they put them in back of the campground for reason, it gets loud and party hardy. All weekend, I told myself that these are young, consenting adults, with no responsibilities, who cares if they want to drink and be promiscuous, so be it. UNTIL, a conversation I heard in the women's restroom. Here I am, after my shower, putting on my Kmart clothes, listening to 2 lady's talking while putting on their Clinque makeup. The conversation was basically how they needed to get back home to their KIDS, and spend some time with them before school starts. Here comes my self-righteousness......So parents dump their kids off at the grandparents house for the weekend, in order to spend a weekend getting drunk, possibly some sort of disease, and to canoe? I think this is wrong in so many ways. Such an example these "parents" are giving. Enough on the horse now.......

We have some great scenic pictures, if you like to view them click here
Need to pack lunch for school tomorrow....Yeah!