Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Embarrasing Dialogues: Part 2

This is a confession. One time about 10 years ago I was housesitting at Max Tanner's while they were all out of town. They had a huge bathtub in the parent's room with jets. I wanted to take a bath in it and I was really into one of the Work and the Glory books my grandma let me borrow. (it was a 500 page hardcover) So I decided to take the book to the bathtub with me.

I set the book on the side of the tub on a towel and turned on the water. I remember thinking, "I need to be careful with that book." The tub starting filling up. Well, little did I know that before you turn on the jets, the water level in the tub must be above them.

I turn on the jets, and 2 huge bursts of water come gushing out, one aimed straight at the Work and the Glory book. I remember it like it was yesterday. I can see it in slow motion. The water hitting the book. Me trying to grab it and turn the water off.

Afterwords, the Tanner's immaculate bathroom with a glass shower had water droplets all over it. I had to clean it but I was not good.

Here the most shameful part of the story. I actually tried to return the book to my Grandma without telling her what happened. I just handed it to her. I was broke and didn't think I could buy her a new one. But I could've and I should've!!!! What kind of white trash mooch was I?
I just reviewed this with her 2 months ago and offered to buy her a new book. She said she doesn't remember that incident and doesn't know where the book is.

I learned some valuable lessons that day. Don't be a cheapskate. Don't bring someone else's book in a tub. Don't turn on jets before the tub's ready. Don't take baths in other people's houses in case something goes wrong.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Happy fifth Anniversary!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Birthday Party Number 1

Since Lacey was our February baby, we decided to throw her a Valentines themed party. This entailed using only the colors red, pink & white in all our decor and food products. Unfortunately, strawberry flavored cake and icing is an acquired taste. Lacey wanted nothing to do with her first cake. We should have known you can never go wrong with chocolate. Oh well.
No party would be a party without pin the tail on the donkey! Lacey did a great job too. Maybe that had to do with the fact that she wasn't blind folded, got carried over and had her hand guided to the right spot. But hey, we're still proud of our little b-day girl.Then there was the heart shaped cookie decorating station. Has a child ever had to have their stomach pumped out for consuming too much sugar?
Happy Birthday Lacey!

Cookin' Up Some Fun

A borrowed hat from the Howe's! (photos by Jen)

The Twins: Part 1

My sister Tracie got Lacey and her cousin Rylee (Justin and Kayli's baby) some matching outfits for Christmas. Thanks Trace! Some llong-awaited pictures are here, with more to come!