Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009

Have a happy and safe New Year, May God Bless you in the coming year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

The House



I took Mom, Dad, Mamaw and Lisa to Johns new house. We took sandwiches and chips and had a picninc inside. They gathered their chairs in front of the window so they could watch whats going on in the yard. Mamaw then told how I should decorate the house. She told me she wouldn't put no curtains on the window maybe a valance, that way we could set and watch out the window.
I showed mamaw a room I'm fixing up so she could stay with me awhile, she said don't make her a room she already has a house.

Dad and Alex went for a walk out in the yard and I tried to get a good shot but I only had my little camera. By the time we got home mamaw said that she would come and stay a week with me, under one condition, I have to take her back home. Then she said she might stay a couple weeks or longer, then she made sure I had a shower and bathroom close by her room. She made me feel sad, she told me she was sure gonna miss me when I moved.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

March Weather


We had some wicked weather last night and into today. It started out last night with a big flash of light John and dad went out and dad said whatever it was lit up his whole house. All night I heard sirens. About 7 a.m I heard a noise and thought it was maybe an accident. When I looked out I found this tree laying across the road. This is about an hour or two after it happened. The first idiot who tried to cross it without moving anything got stuck and hit the red car a couple times until he got out. Afterwards there were a few people who moved the debrie out of the way. The city had the tree cut up and everything cleaned up by 3:00p.m. We were lucky and didn't lose power but due to the strong winds alot of people are without power.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 08

After dinner we sat around the table talking, Dad came and broke out with the homemade ice cream. After eating a couple bowls mamaw got cold (we all took a chill) she went and got her blanket and came back to the table wrapped up and we continued talking.

It's not a gathering without dad and one of his faces.
The kids got a wii for christmas, and talked me into getting in there to play. I played but didn't do to well





Jessica, Alex and Chelsea playing. I tried to getting them in silly positions but this is all I came up with.

Christmas Gift

John got this picture for me, he had a co-worker make it. It's all cut out from wood and placed over a mirror and framed. Very nice detail.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas ~ Feliz Navidad

To all my Family and Friends:


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More Snow


It's been snowing again today, actually most of the day. I think we've added another 3 inches onto the already 8 inches we got on friday. Not only are we getting the snow we've had very cold temps. this is the weather we usually get in January. We are expecting rain later tonight or tomorrow sometime. I went to mom and dads house today, mamaw was on the porch watching t.v. when I came in she just started talking up a storm (maybe that's why it kept snowing) most of the time she'll talk if you start the conversation. Mamaw has been talking and laughing alot especially in the last month. Dad tells mamaw that he's gonna make her get out and shovel snow she says NO! Dad jokes around and tells her it's his house and she'll do as he says, she is getting a little mouthy, she tells dad that it's her house too and she's not doing it, then her and dad end up laughing

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Storm


We're getting our snow storm, Christmas vacation started a day early. No school HURRAY!!! everyone was praying for a snow day.

I got out about 7:30 this morning to shovel. I did the back yard, then dad came out with his snow blower and did the front. The picture below is the sidewalk and the accumlation of snow we have so far.


Look who came out without a coat to check out the snow. Mamaw knew it was Louie and Debbie out there in the snow. Mom said that mamaw told her Debbie needs a scarf on. When I came in mamaw came to me laughing and told me my hair is frozen that I should've had a scarf on.



I took this picture of all these vehicles out on the road, someone forgot to tell them it's snowing they should be at home. We knew this was coming but it didn't start til about 5:oo a.m. but when it came it came quick. By the time dad and I were done clearing the snow it started sleeting and snowing at the same time.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Program



It's that time of year again, only 2 days of school left until it's Christmas vacation and I can't wait. It's been a really busy and stressful month. I first had to worry about doing pictures with Santa and praying they come out right. Somehow I got into making skirts and I don't know how to sew. I did the best I could and I know they're not perfect, but they look good from a distance. Alex's class sang Oh Christmas tree for the program. The children in the skirts danced to a salsa version of Santa clause is coming to town. One couple is missing because I do believe the boy claimed he was sick and stayed home so he wouldn't have to dance.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Busy Month

It's been a busy month so far and it's only just begun. I got myself into making santa skirts for 5 girls at school, for the christmas program. The only thing is I don't sew, but I've been working on that this week. I've also done santa pictures at the school which is very stressful, I'm worried that something gonna go wrong. I took the pictures in today and got them back today, so for the last couple hours I've been sorting pictures. I have to get out and do some christmas shopping this weekend, I'm getting behind.
This is one of the santa pictures I did, I chose her to show off because I just love her red hair. Santa is the brother of a good friend from work, a good family that John & I grew up with. He wasn't going to do it at first but after he thought about it he changed his mind. The school has been doing fundraisers this year to get money to repair some things in the school, and this was one of the fundraisers they talked me into doing.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

To: Sandi From: Mamaw

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Thanksgiving Day with Family

Mamaw coming for turkey dinner.
I didn't have my white balance fixed when I took these pictures, but I like them so I think I'll keep them anyway.

We had almost all the family with us today, except for Becky, Jerry, John and Chelsea. Even though you can see her in between, she didn't stay. We had alot of food and were very happy when we were able to eat.



We were so stuffed from dinner we had to wait extra time before we had desert. Dad was nice enough to let me get this picture of him without one of his faces. After this we went into the living room and was listening to Michael play his guitar. We got mamaw to sing for us, she sang amazing grace, some of when the saints go marching in. After mike left mamaw would join lisa as she randomly sang some christmas songs.


Mom just couldn't wait, she had to get her tree out and get it put up tonight. Lisa put it up and got the lights on and then sit down and let mom put the ornaments on.





Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Day



To all my family and friends, I hope that everyone has a happy and blessed thanksgiving day.

Monday, November 17, 2008

It Snowed


It snowed here on sunday, it started while we were in Church. It snowed all day but it didn't stick until it started getting late, and it only covered the grass, Mamaw said she wasn't going to Church because it was snowing to bad but when it came time to go she went. We are expecting more snow this week not sure how much.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

News about Perky

I talked to Linda today and she said that Perky is doing good. She has the feeding tube in and Linda said that she look alot better in her face she seems to be doing ok with it. She was suppossed to get her talking machine but the nurse said it wasn't charged so they will charge it and get it to her. Linda was telling me that she is gonna be a grandma again for the 4th time, Justin has 3 girls and this one is going to be a boy, the doctors will have to keep an eye on him because they found a knot and they're gonna have to watch it.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Blue Pigs

The Blue Pigs came to the school today(Police Officers that go to schools and perform) they've been around for 38 yrs. I remember them when I was attending school. They sang alot of motown songs. They had some of the teacher get up front and danced to My Girl.



The ones that wouldn't get up front and dance started dancing in the back.


A teacher and parent began dancing





They had a question and answer time. Before they started they picked 2 children to go up front and answer questions. Alex got chose, he answered all 3 questions correct and got a book on dinosaurs, inside it was signed by all the pigs in the group.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Sunday nite my church had trunk or treat. It turned out really good they had so many kids there, if I'm not mistaken it looks as if there were more than last year.
This is Alex's costume this year, he didn't want me to paint his face, which is alright with me. I also had a costume, this is as close as dressing up as I'll get. I bought the ears at Disney World in January when we went to pick up Chelsea. I had alex to take my picture, he tried but with his bone gloves on he had a hard time.


I was a little chilly yesterday around 60 deg. They had a dunk tank and he got dunked alot, he said if the wind would stop blowing he'd be ok.

The Principal at school let me pass out flyers to all the children at school. I seen about six families from the school. This is Jesus he is a 2nd grader, I was glad to see him he is too funny. He comes running into the school every morning, and yells good morning Mrs. Poole. There are times he comes in acting silly, running in yelling Mrs. Poolee.



The Church owns 3 of these blow up things. This one is a slide you climb up and slide down, the others are jumping. They had 2 of them up Sunday.


Then it was time to go Trunk or Treating. You could go around as many times as you want until the end of the scheduled time or til the candy ran out.


The church had games with little prizes, this game is to shoot marshmallows out of the gun and knock down cups set in this board. Alex shot down one of the cups.


This is a rubber band gun, you had to shoot the bands through a hole in a board. The kids got prizes regardless if they won or not.


They had kid throwing balls into cups or holes in the board for prizes, and in the corner they had face or hand painting. We also had pizza juice and popcorn.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Detroit Lions

Today Alex got to meet 3 of the Detroit Lions players. Jessica took Alex to where she works, they were having some activities there along with 3 Lions players. Jessica snapped these pictures . I let alex get off school 2 hrs early so he could go with Jessica. If I was into football I would be able to tell you whose who, Alex knew the names of 2 of the players. I suppose if I did my research I could find out who they are.