Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hannah's Sweet 16 in Mobile

Back in October we drove to Mobile for our niece, Hannah's, sweet 16 party. We always love visiting our family down there... (I know I'm a little late posting this, but I'm trying to catch up)

Hannah is FINALLY sweet 16. Get off the road!!!!

Her cake was beautiful and the food (Cajun) tasted great too!

Gracie got this flower off the cake and danced around with it in her mouth toward the end of the night. What a little nut!!

My attempt at self-portrait... didn't mean to only get our eyes, but I thought it was kind of cool how it worked out anyway...

My little "party animal !"

Uncle Jojo (Jody) and Daddy with the kiddos

Giving Mommy some sweet love!

Sisters-Corie and Hannah

Harry' sister, Kim (Hannah's Mom), the birthday girl, and Grandma Sue

We had a great time and were so proud to watch Hannah-Banana grow into such a beautiful young lady (inside and out!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

About Me...

I was over at and she did a post with this fun list and I wanted to play too to see how many of the things I have done in my life on this person's here goes...

The things on the list that I have done I will make BOLD....

If you want to play too please let me know in the comments so that I can come and see...

Bold the things you’ve done and will admit to:
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (I think NOT!)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (Burger King chicken sandwich!)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (In my youth- I sound wild, but this was WAY out of character!)
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (No, but I was offered an extra spot on Baywatch Hawaii -in my skinnier youth)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (Subway Sandwiches)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching (Nope, but I've been Puffin-watching!)
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem (one day...)
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Bella Karoli (sp?) and the 92 Olympians and Mario Lopez smiled REALLY big at me... Does that count?)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee