PROM

JEEP and SWEETFRIEND went to Prom last weekend.  They look fabulous dressed up.  And they had a great time at the party. Here are a few of my favorite photos:

The homeschool prom has dance lessons before the big event.

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A special flower for the special lady.

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Getting spiffy.

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The theme for the dance was Chronicles of Narnia (C.S.Lewis)

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JEEP wanted to take the Jeep, but I was afraid SWEETFRIEND’s hair wouldn’t survive.  His compromise was to bring her to our house in the Jeep and then let me chauffeur them to the dance in my car.

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We stopped by the Gardens to take some fancy photos.

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The dance provided photographers during the evening, then posted the photos on smugmug.  Here are two I found after sifting through thousands.

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 Don’t mind the lady in black dancing in front of them, bless her heart

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I hung out at my sister, CLEAR’s place during the dance.  Here we are playing Monopoly with RED and his friends.  IMG_2939

A fun time was had by all.

AJ

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JEEP

I nicknamed my son JEEP but I just realized I should probably show you why…

He is pretty good at drawing his ideas.IMG_2325

This GQ pic was early on, before too many modifications.  IMG_2461

He has been 4-wheeling a few times.

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He pulled his aunt’s company float in the Christmas parade.

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He modified his headlights to look like angry eyes.

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There are more pictures, more modifications, but I will save those for another time.

No you should understand.  JEEP and his Jeep.

AJ

Proud to announce my new Grandbaby!

I am happy to share that on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:54PM my fourth grandchild (second granddaughter) was born. She weighs 8.5 pounds and is 19.5 inches long.  Her code-name is SLEEPY and she is a doll.  She and her Mama (SNOW WHITE) are doing fine.

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After my first sneak peak at the precious bundle, I escaped the hospital with the older three. We couldn’t leave the hospital without visiting the fountain downstairs.  I think BASHFUL is posing like the doves behind him.

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We had a fun weekend watching movies and playing games and eating fabulous food.  HAPPY loves to help in the kitchen, so we made cornbread casserole, monkey bread with sausage, three-cheese grilled cheese with chicken noodle soup, and chili with apple cake to take to the Fall Festival at our church.  The boys had fun with all the cheese.

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The festival was inside our church gym since it poured rain all day long.  There were carnival games, a balloon artist, a square dance caller, and a chili cook-off.  The balloon artist was amazing, he made Superman, Ariel the mermaid, animals, and charicatures of our pastor and his wife.  The dancing was fun, DOC was my partner, he did great keeping up with all the taller people.  HAPPY’s chili won first place in the cook-off.  And BASHFUL played every game including bobbing for apples (which is why he is wearing the oversized sweatshirt in the photo with his balloon dog).  It was a great day and a fun weekend.

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Sunday after church, we played games and ate more great food and took the kids home to be a help to their mom and dad and new baby sister!

Thanks, SNOW WHITE and the PRINCE, for letting me play with my grandkids.  I hope you got some rest.

AJ

Un Halloween

We never encouraged Halloween in my family.  We don’t live in a place to avoid it altogether.  So we always found something else to occupy ourselves with.  When the kids were little we would go to Discovery Zone or Chuck E Cheese.  As they have matured we find ourselves at Schezuan eating Chinese food.  It is a good tradition.

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One thing I am proud of my children about, besides their ability to create interesting costumes,  is their willingness to serve.  They both dressed up to work in carnivals and serve the little children.

SCUBA worked the TAMUG event dressed as Tetra from Legend of Zelda.

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JEEP and his SWEETFRIEND worked the church event dressed as extreme cyclists.

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The Hunter, well, he hunted of course.  It is opening weekend.

Enjoy life,

AJ