Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lessons from my parents

So, this is something I received by e-mail, not original to me...although it sounds like my family! :)


25 REASONS I OWE MY PARENTS

1. My parents taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My parents taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My parents taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My parents taught me LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."

5. My parents taught me MORE LOGIC.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My parents taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My parents taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My parents taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My parents taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10.. My parents taught me about STAMINA..
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My parents taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My parents taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My parents taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My parents taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father/ mother!"

15. My parents taught me about ENVY .
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My parents taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My parents taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My parents taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."

19. My parents taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you're cold?"

20. My parents taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My parents taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22.. My parents taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father/mother.

23. My parents taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you .. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My parents taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."


And my favorite:


25. My parents taught me about JUSTICE .
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April Recap

Hello, Friends!

I did not fall off the face of the earth, but maybe just the blogosphere for a bit.

So much has happened since my last post. Let me update you a bit.

On April 10, my only brother Ken got married. All three of us were in the wedding along with my sister-in-law from Tim's side of the family and my niece. Jonathan was so happy because not only were my parents there, but Tim's parents were there also. Jonathan loved that we all stayed in a hotel and that he got to swim in the pool. Here are a few photos from the wedding:



Then, Jonathan turned 9 this year on April 15. So hard to believe that time goes so quickly! Since we had just spent a pretty penny for all of the wedding stuff, we ended up just having a small party with Jonathan and two of his friends at Chuck E. Cheese in Roanoke.



While we were in Roanoke, we stopped at Krispy Kreme and let the boys pick out their doughnuts for breakfast the next day. Of course they opted to eat a hot one that night.



We had a get together with some of our military wives this week, where we learned how to bake cakes in mason jars, so they can be shipped overseas to the soldiers. Please pray for the wives at home; this is such a huge sacrifice on their part!

Other than that, I have been so sick this week. Lovely stomach flu. Thankfully, I am finally starting to feel better. Now my poor hubby is coming down with it. Hopefully, J can avoid it!

That's it for now. Hopefully, I will keep up a little better in the coming days. Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 2, 2010

A little April foolin'


Sooooooo, if you know me, I cannot let April 1 go by without fooling someone...

I posted this on our copier in our office (note: I stole this idea from someone else).

I e-mailed my co workers and told them that someone had upgraded our copier while they were out, and they left instructions. When my co-worker "K" came back, she needed to make a copy and was standing at the machine saying her name. The more she said it the louder she got.
She said, "It's not working." So I told her she needed to follow all of the steps...and she did...a few times.

So she said, "I feel funny talking to a copier." Since she couldn't get the "voice recognition" to work, she gave up and did it the old way.

Meanwhile, another co-worker and I were in tears in my cubicle from laughing so hard. He finally told her "April Fools!" and we got beat, but lived to tell about it!