Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Who's your nut?

I admit it, I am definitely the nut of the family.
My family is mostly nutty with a few sweets,
but somehow I am still the nuttiest
It wasn't until I got married that I realized that not all families are nutty.
I often ask myself how a girl like me married into a family that's just sweet?
They never really had any nuts before I joined.

Oh yeah, except for Uncle Dirk.
I love Uncle Dirk.
His family has made me feel right at home from the very beginning.
My love for the Dirk's nutty Golds was solidified forever
the day I honeymooned in their trailor.

Here is Uncle Dirk.

Oh look, Dirk's family looks so sweet.

Then all HECK broke loose.
At least they let him blow the candle out first.
(We may be nutty, but at least we're sober.)
It's no wonder that Catherine fits right in the nutty family too.
Look at the joy on her face as she smears her brother in law.
Take that Grant.
Not so fast Jarrett.
Oh yeah. You forgot I have the headlock.
And you must have forgot my black belt in cake karate.
But look whose laughing.
They still love each other.
that's what nutty families do best.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

It's all how you look at it.

Caroline is 4 weeks already. I can't believe it.

Here was my mommy conversation with my 7 year old the other day.

Sophia: "Mom, Caroline is so so smart."

Me: "I know, all my girls are smart. Why do you think she is smart?"

Sophia: "Oh it's so easy. She already learned how to cross her eyes. It took me forever to learn how to do that."

All of my older girls have been in heaven for the past week while Uncle Jordan's family has been visiting. There is a younger kid around for each of them to have one to themselves at all times.

Friday, July 03, 2009

I love America

A while back the Reader's Digest was all about what we love about America. The issue included a contest to see who could capture in six words the heart of why we love America.

I can only remember one of the winning entries. I guess it was the one that resonated with me the most.

America: everyone I love lives here.

We have several very loved family members and friends out of the country. But truly the ones I love the most are right here with me in the walls of the home photographed above.

Although there are so many awe-inspiring things to love about my country like freedom, justice, the pursuit of happiness, the American dream, and the Grand Canyon, I am not embarrassed to say that I think I love my family even more.

Yes, I would love my country without them, but the Americans in my own household are what I truly love most about America.

What's not to love?

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

C'mon! I thought she was a Tennessean for sure.

We saw this on the news last night and I said,
"Only in Tennessee."
Come to find out. She is from Ohio.
LeGrand was right. It could happen in another state besides this one.
I love this news clip as the female anchor cracks up
and the male anchor says,
"That is one happy squirrel."