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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

seperated at birth

Well maybe not Identical...but




I may have a twin, we could have somehow been seperated, documents destroyed, family secrets.....
It happens!

My SIL's bloghttp://sheangel1019.blogspot.com/made me laugh today thinking of all the times I was called "Sheila" by my husband.
When newly dating and meeting my parents he would accidentally call me Sheila, and they would look uncomfortable. He would do it in front of my friends, "Sheila, hold my drink, I'll be back" and walk off while I'm left saying, "oh that's his sister." They would glance at each other quickly and nod "Riiiight, his sister...of course"
When she visited he had us stumbling & confused! "Lisa, dad needs you to give him his shot(should've been Sheila) and Sheila the baby's crying!"(should've been Lisa) We would start off then stop and "..uh you..the shot...yeah baby...me... ok"

Even his mom would visit and keep commenting on how similar we are.
Sleep all day: "just like Sheila"
the way I sleep: "just like Sheila"
My eggs: "just like Sheila"
My bedroom: "just like Sheila"
Household chores..HATE EM: "just like Sheila"
Need to take a nap: "umph! just like Sheila"
Arguments with Bobby: "sound just like Sheila"

Well we were born the same year and we are both air signs, except I'm a Gemini & she's a Libra,(or so we were told!) I love reading these for fun!.http://www.astrology-online.com/libra.htm
But then that would mean I married MY BROTHER! Unless she was adopted by his family. Yeah we'll go with that scenario.


I remember well the first time Sheila mentioned tubing to me. "What the heck is that?"
She was mortified. 
"You don't know what tubing is?!!! You rent tubes and you go floating down the river, it's great!!!"  
I asked if there were roaring rapids.
"No, no, this is not an extreme sport!! You get some tubes, a cooler, some beers, link your tubes and just float down the river for about 6-8 hours."  
I was like "that's it? Just FLOATING? No swimming, navigating.....uhhhh any mental stimulation?"  
She was like, "Nope! Just floating, you could take a nap if you want."  

A moment of pure silence. 

A tear rolled down my cheek.

I quietly spoke...

"I never knew there was a thing such as this, which you have described to me today."
and then we flew to Texas and she took me Tubing! (this isn't us btw, I don't know if we have pics from that trip)

Guadalupe River Tubing - it doesn't get any better than this! RiverSportsTubes.com 830-964-2450    Fun rapids on the Guadalupe River equals awesome tubing!  RiverSportsTubes.com   830-964-2450

Well its great to have a SIL that I get along with so well and we love the same pastimes!  
My sister from another mother!!!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to a pretty incredible dad. I always knew you would be and here are the top TEN reasons why your girls will think so too! (they actually do already)





(Especially the Terrible one)




Well here they are dad!

10) you were the first person we laid eyes on.

(Although Shy seems to be a little skeptical.)


"yeah God I know I said all I want is a loving family and yada yada yada.. but who is this guy? Did he really have to tilt his scrub to the side?"


and Sky just let her feelings be known!

9) You spend family time with us and take us cool places!


8) You are always more than happy to participate in the activities that mom sets up for us! (mom's great too by the way)


7) We always can count on you to be the biggest kid and the most fun dad anywhere we go!



6) You put together play kitchens as though you've been building them your whole life!




5)You share your xbox!


4) It doesn't get any better than our very own playground! Thanks dad!

3) or maybe it does. Dad's doing it all for us!

2) Daddy, even with no fancy toys or gadgets you are just sooo much fun!



1) Most of all we love you because you are the best dad in the world!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

updates


It's actually JUNE 16, 2009  I don't know how to change the date on a draft. 


I haven't dropped a line in like FOREVER!  I know. 
Been at home and my in-laws are here and my husband considers their visits to be our home improvement time. 

THEY'VE been organizing the garage, the cabinets, starting the backyard project, then the laundry room still needs to be painted......and we're setting up a huge play set for the girls....the list goes on & on.  Here is part of our backyard project. I don't have any photos of the play set, I'll take some tomorrow and throw them on here.

All the old grass was removed, dirt brought in and leveled out the yard, these guys are putting in sprinklers and we planted new grass seeds which are starting to sprout as we speak.
The bad news is that my father in law has a heart defibrillator and it shocked him several times in a row while he was in our backyard helping out the hubby.
Hubby's dad has always been a very strong man and has helped him on many projects around here but I think Hub has on blinders to the fact that his dad is older now and cannot do the things he used to do. This incident has been a wake up call for him but I guess all guys must face that realization about their dads as they get older. 

Also, he ended up in the hospital for over a week and there is some issue as to whether his defibrillator was recalled a few years ago and he was still allowed to continue on with the recalled item.  Can you spell L-A-W-S-U-I-T

To make matters even worse, my in-laws left two puppies at home and the youngest one got out under the fence and was struck and killed by a car. My FIL loved those dogs and my sister in law who had them at the time is distraught and can't stop crying. http://sheangel1019.blogspot.com/   I can't help feeling like this trip was a total disaster for their dad....

On a lighter note my FIL has been doing well and was given the ok to travel back home by his doctor, so he and my MIL left yesterday. The girls keep looking for them and Terrible Two doesn't believe they've gone anywhere far because she looks out the window to show me our old Corolla that my MIL drives when she's here and she keeps saying, "Nana no gone bye bye! Look Nana car's dere!" 

Have a safe trip home and thank you for all you do!

We love our Nana & Grampka!





Um, to my MIL I also thank her for the meals she cooked everyday and the peach cobblers and cakes she bakes which have not allowed me to lose not even one single pound! I mean I have not been working out much but not even one?! Well we'll see what happens now that the cooking will be back down to a minimum once again!   oooh hope hubby didn't read that.