The Sweet Life!

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Here is my way to share some pictures and some of my life with friends and family

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

I am excited yesterday Nathan really liked something I had cooked for dinner. I do not know how to cook really well. I can bake but not cook. I, also like my children am a picky eater. So I was tickled to see Nathan about lick his plate clean. Macky ate it when he came home. He said it was the best meal I made him. YEAH!

The Greatest Pet Show Ever!

Nathan's class put on a mini show for the school and parents. It was very cute. Nathan was a bunny, His owner was bringing him in a pet show. Nathan had to hop, and flop his ears and wiggle his tail. His teacher said he was a natural. They are putting on the play for a nursing home in December.

Road games

One of our road trip games was to find the cheepest gas!

Bird Kingdom

Here are just a few of the birds we saw at bird kingdom. It was so cool most of these birds were just flying or walking right beside us. One of the lorikeets wanted to talk to me. They all made these beautiful sounds. There was one parrot in a cage named Baby. It was say "Hi Baby" and "Where have you been old man." We got a video the kids thought it was so cool to hear the bird talk.


Another part of Bird kingdom had these lizards, tortoises, spiders and snakes coming soon will be a picture of Macky and I with a huge snake. We did not see the sign till after we picked up the tortoise. The owner was cool.He really did not mind he just did not want kids to pick them up. Yes that is a real tarantula!

God's world is beautiful

We are Behind the falls!
Side view of the Horseshoe falls also called the Canadian falls.

These falls are called the American falls. Our room had a great view of both falls and New York. It was fun being in a different country but still eye sight of your own country.

Niagara Falls in Canada was beautiful! The sound of the water pounding the rocks was amazing. I had so much fun seeing God's power with my hubby. The entire trip was so much fun. I got Macky all to myself I did not have to share him with anyone.

On the way to Canada

On our way to Canada we went through Ohio were it had snowed. Here in Alabama We do not get very good snow so I was excited to see and play in the snow. If only I had gloves! Macky made a snowman for the kids, isn't it cute his hands were frozen afterward.

Eight year anniversary

My husband and I have now been married for eight years. This year He informed me he was going to take me somewhere for four days. Four days with out the children I might add. O.K. after I stopped stressing out out on what I have to do to get ready for this trip. I was pretty excited. Macky would not tell me where we were going, but it got let out early or at least I thought it got let out early. Monday we leave, I believe we are going to a cabin that belongs to a friend of ours that is close to some falls in Tennessee. Five hours into the driving I see a lot of license plates that say Ohio. I don't want to be annoying and ask "Are we almost there?" So I just continue along enjoying the sights of the trees with their fall colors. Then we see a big sign that says Cincinnati! That is when Macky hands me the directions that I was not allowed to look at before and read Niagara Falls Ont. Wow! Macky really surprised me! The last time I was in Canada Macky almost got me arrested for bringing too many beanie babies over the border. Lol.

Macky's birthday

Macky was so surprised to see all these people at his house. He thought we were just going to a restaurant. We had Brunswick stew and the kids made Macky a coconut cake.( well actually I messed up the kids cake I forgot to add the egg whites luckily Macky's mom was making the same cake so we pretended it was the one the kids made, I just could not break their hearts.) Having the party at the house was so much easier for all the college students who are on a budget. Amazingly most of them had never had Brunswick stew afterward they asked if they can take some home. The funniest thing was we only have two bathrooms, and one was always occupied but we could not figure out by who. Finally I knocked on the door thinking maybe the kids just locked the door with no one there. Only to find two young girls playing beauty parlor in the bathroom!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Madison Academy every year has what is called Southern Tradition. Upstairs is a store and a silent auction. ( That is where all my quilts went to.) Downstairs is a carnival. The whole way up those stairs the kids were singing "Carnival here we come!" It was cute.They had all kinds of games: football, basketball, pick up ducks, golf, and many more. You can either win candy or tickets. Tickets were collected to get a prize.

They also had a huge slide in the shape of Titanic. It took four tickets. Most of Kayla's tickets went to this boat. They had fun and that is what counts.

Nathan got his hair spray painted red and blue. The kids had me get mine done also. Nathan wanted me to have purple and Kayla wanted pink. I had a mixture of feelings I was the only adult who had spray painted hair but I was proud because I made my kids happy. ( there are pictures but I have been humiliated enough so just use your imagination.)

Hallelujah Party

Instead of Trick or treating our Church family host what we call an Hallelujah party. The whole thing is free except if you can be willing to donate candy. They play all kinds of games. and just play with their friends in a fun safe environment.Above is this game where you have to find stuff in all this shaving cream. Just something that they can get messy with and have fun. Below is a line of games, for example ring toss,basketball, and golf.Kayla stayed in this bouncy thing or tried too. She had to get out sometimes to allow other children to have a turn. Instead of playing a game, she would just sit in this chair nearby and wait patiently for her turn.If I could get her away she would ask, "Can I go back on the trampoline?"
We even had the scariest costume there. You can not see but the price is $14.29.
Bean bag race, this was Nathan's favorite. He especially liked betting one of our college students.