Tuesday, December 30, 2008
So around 8:00PM last night I get this cryptic text from my Mother that reads "going 1mph in blizzard....terrifying" so I am thinking that's not too good but I trust Doug to drive it because hell, he grew up in Canada and knows how to do these things. However, I was still uneasy until I received the next text about an hour and a half later "we made it to Gralf's, it was SO SCARY"...I mean really, lets think about this....my ENTIRE family is on this one short bus here....I was glad to know they made it safely to destination No. 3!!!
FYI - "Gralf" is what we call Doug's father whose name is Alf, Gralf stands for something like "grandpa Alf" you get the idea. Oh, and his wife Deb is "Greb"so it's Gralf & Greb"
Gralf & Greb live in Maxwell, Ontario, Canada
Monday, December 29, 2008
Peyton in the snow!!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
You can't imagine how much more fulfilling it is to do something like this and give to those less fortunate or help out a local charity than to just shower everyone with more gifts they do not need! We have been doing this for several years now and we really enjoy it, except for the nasty money hands afterwards, but it is worth it!
Side Note on Nasty Money Hands: You would have thought I was scrubbing in for surgery if you saw me washing up afterwards...lol...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
UBP - United Balled Pythons
Peyton in her snazzy airbrushed pullover she just HAD to have!
Somewhat of a front view of the house we were in...I could not back up far enough to take a pic of the whole thing or I would have tumbled down the mountain into a log cabin!
Monday, December 8, 2008
This past Thursday through Sunday we went to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for the annual Jamfest Cheerleading competition. It was incredibly C-O-L-D the whole entire time we were there! I love the cold so I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was actually cold enough that it snowed on some of the mountains and we were able to take the girls up and let them play in it for a bit.
We stayed at this AMAZING house on the mountain called Belvedere and it was spectacular. HUGE HUGE HUGE! It was very creepy though trying to maneuver a Yukon Denali up a twisty mountain driveway wide enough for a Vespa!! Very scary at times!
Friday night the girls rode a float in the annual Christmas parade and nearly froze to death it was a balmy 27 degrees out there with brisk wind! Needless to say we dropped them off at the meeting site and found a restaurant towards where they would end up and dined, drank and stayed nice and warm waiting on them!
Peyton post-parade FROZEN!!!
The girls came in 2nd by LESS than 1/10th of a point!!! However, they were psyched because they did really well and received the "Most Entertaining Routine" award as well.
It was a great trip and great fun and I did not take as many photos as I should have, go figure but I will post them ASAP.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Peyton & her friend Haliee....if they were not so busy attempting to be thugish rugish gangstas, then we could all see that those are BAMA hats they are sporting!!!
Yes, in their typical fashion, Alabama did their damnedest to try and give me a heart attack as I watched the game. It was shaky a few times but I'll take it! This was a big win in a long needed and way over due great season for my boys!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Seriously, I am either unaware of something or people are just getting a tad bit odd these days, but I suppose the astronomical gas prices can do this to anyone.... not only was I blessed with the aforementioned penny farthing sighting, but today I see a man riding around downtown Columbus on a UNICYCLE!!!!!!
Yes, my friend, you read that correctly, I said a UNICYCLE!!! As is one tire, not two!!! I mean, did C-town suddenly become the headquarters for Ringling, Barnum & Bailey's recruiting??? Do you know how strange it is to be just cruising along in your vehicle on a path you take everyday and have strange sightings such as these??? It really throws you for a loop.....
Click here to read her blog about him and see his picture http://mann17.blogspot.com/2008/10/farewell-blue-my-first-son.html
Goodbye, Blue...we love you!!!!!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
NOTE TO SELF: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT wear said Georgia-esqe outfit again during football season AGAIN unless, of course, I am in fact playing the role of a Georgia fan that day!
Monday, September 29, 2008
It was CRAZY LOUD in there and all the little girls were just wild! Taylor Swift put on a great show and is so cute!!!
Needless to say, I would not have missed the concert for the world!!!! Peyton was SO EXCITED and we somehow managed to get her THIRD ROW seats so that was even better!!!! Her excitement was well worth missing that game!!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
driving down 13th in Columbus running some errands. I was at the red light by the Carmike Building and this man, now he looked as if he should be riding a Harley lowrider or something of that nature, was just merrily bee bopping along down Broadway on one of those bicycles with a huge front wheel and an itty bitty back wheel....that I now know is called a penny-farthing (see above pic) since I had to do a bit of research to get a picture of one online. Just picture a rather big burly man in a muscle shirt ( I really do not need any further explanation after stating that fact I am sure), long flowy mullet-esque locks flowing in the wind and work boots!!!
He looked absolutely RIDICULOUS! It was probably the most comical thing that I have seen...well, at least today anyway.
I am just sorry that I was not quick enough to snap a shot of him before he passed.....
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I will have to write more about the competitive cheerleading world for those of you who are not a part of it or know nothing about it.....it is UNREAL......sometimes scary and almost cult-like but always a good time!