Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Monday, August 31, 2009


Today started GEMS for Girls at Sunlight! For all you local girls grades 1-8 you should come with Kelli and Paige and try it out!

FL Child Car Seat Laws

Child Car Seat Requirements
Florida law requires children under 5 years of age to be properly restrained no matter where they are seated in the vehicle.
Children through age 3 must be secured in a separate carrier (child safety seat) or in a vehicle manufacturer's integrated child safety seat.
For children ages 4 - 5, a separate carrier, an integrated child safety seat, or a safety belt may be used. If a safety belt does not fit the child correctly, a booster set should be used to correctly position the lap and shoulder belts once they outgrow forward facing child safety seats (generally at about 40 pounds and 4 years old).
Children from approximately 40-80 pounds and under 4'9" in height should ride in a booster seat.

Infants must ride rear-facing until they are at least one year old and weigh 20 pounds or more. Rear-facing, the infant should be semi-upright at an angle or no more than 45 degrees. A forward-facing older child should ride sitting upright.

Never place a child in a child safety seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. Always use the back seat.

Violation of the child restraint law carries a fine of $60 and 3 points on the driving record.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just Keep Swimming....

Sunday we took Paige to see her new grandparents. Kelli showed her around the swimming pool!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Classes for Moms?

Fall Classes for Women at THE ADULT LEARNING CENTER
by Friday, August 28, 2009

Class 1
Up in Winter, Down in Summer - How to Adjust a Thermostat Step by Step, with Slide Presentation. Meets 4 wks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hrs beginning at 7:00 PM.
Class 2
Which Takes More Energy - Putting the Toilet Seat Down, or Bitching About It for 3 Hours? Round Table Discussion. Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.
Class 3
Is It Possible To Drive Past a Wal-Mart Without Stopping?--Group Debate. Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.
Class 4
Fundamental Differences Between a Purse and a Suitcase--Pictures and Explanatory Graphics. Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.
Class 5
Curling Irons--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Bathroom Cabinet? Examples on Video. Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM
Class 6
How to Ask Questions During Commercials and Be Quiet During the Program.
Help Line Support and Support Groups. Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM
Class 7
Can a Bath Be Taken Without 14 Different Kinds of Soaps and Shampoos?
Open Forum. Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.
Class 8
Health Watch--They Make Medicine for PMS - USE IT! Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.
Class 9
I Was Wrong and He Was Right!--Real Life Testimonials.Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined.
Class 10
How to Parallel Park In Less Than 20 Minutes Without an Insurance Claim. Driving Simulations. 4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.
Class 11
Learning to Live--How to Apply Brakes Without Throwing Passengers Through the Windshield. Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined
Class 12
How to Shop by Yourself. Meets 4 wks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.
Class 13
How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy--Remembering To Take a List To The Store, Avoiding Separate Trips for Each Item Needed. Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered. Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.
Class 14
The Stove/Oven--What It Is and How It Is Used. Live Demonstration. Tuesdays at 6:00 PM, location to be determined.

Upon completion of any of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors. LOL

I will be enrolling in classes 10 and 14! What classes will you be in?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

School Day Blues...

Day 3 of school. Happy to report everyone loves school so far! Keeping with the summer trend all the kids color coded themselves for school, today was blue day...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday Treasure Siblings

Monday, August 24, 2009

School Day...

The girls dressed up in their favorite colors for the first day of school.

The boys all decked out in their Old Navy best...

All the moms having breakfast to celebrate the first day of school.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Jason and Tyrene wanted to be parents for the day...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Car Wreck

Our family was invited to a Cars Birthday Party for our friend Ryan. After an afternoon of pizza and swimming it was time for the pinata!

Nick Vinny
None of them was able to break the indestructible Cars pinata.... But it was fun to watch!

Friday, August 21, 2009

More Birthdays...

The kids baked and decorated Ed's birthday cake this year! Happy Birthday!

Girlie Girls

Some much needed girl time!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Nick's Knowledge

Nicholas's first day at school!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bye Bye Boise

It was a great feet for me to board a plane and fly to Boise, which had a breath taking view.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Boing Boing Boise!


Paige with her new mom and dad!

We learned Paige loves giraffes!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane.....

All my bags are packed
Im ready to go
Im standin here outside the door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin
Its early morn
Daddy is waitin
He's blowin his horn
Already Im so lonesome
I could die
So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
cause Im leavin on a jet plane

Sundays when Ill be back again
Oh kids, I hate to go
Theres so many times I've been down
So many times we've played around
I tell you now, I need a kisser
Evry place I go, I'll think of you
Evry song I sing, I'll sing for you
When I come back, Ill bring your sister!

We will be back soon with our newest nester.
Emma Paige June 18, 2000
Forever Ours August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009


The day before our trip!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesdays Treasure: Princess

Kelli got to have some much needed girl time with pals Jaren and Kaylyn! Tea Parties and Dress-Up: No Boys Allowed.

Happy Birthday to Me!

We celebrated my birthday in Naples this year. Tyrene and Jason drove down to come to my 'party'. We celebrated Vinny's birthday again. When you are in 'the nest' birthdays just keep going and going!