Thursday, April 24, 2008
Thanks Mom, for giving me the heads up on this job. I may even see you some at Heather Hills! And Alison, thanks for verifying that this is a GOOD place to work at/with. It means a lot to me!
For those of you who know me, this is a GreAt answer to prayer. I don't know how much longer I would've been able to handle driving to Borgess each day and dealing with stupid management and HR problems. Waking up early, then getting home cranky...it wasn't good for any of us in the Masselink household (if Mama ain't happy, nobody's happy, right?). But, God gives us strength to get through what he knows we NEED to get through. He's shown it to me more than once. Thank You, God.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
So I didn't work today, but what did I do? I made this...com'on, click on the picture and see where it takes you...(it's just a start, i hope to add more when i can figure out how to.)
And I made a ton (k, not really, just 15 copies, but it SEEMED like alot)) of brochures, and fliers, and business cards, and phone calls, and...well, I won't bore you anymore, but I had a good time doing it.
It looks like we might actually launch this thing so I can teach some classes. I'm super excited...I don't know if anyone else will be, but I hope so!
...anyway, without further ado, here's a loud and proud "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to Princess Dora-loo.
Monday, April 21, 2008
I'm eating everything in sight...got to to keep this physic in tip-top shape! Organic Peas, Green Beans, Carrots, Sweet 'Taters, Avocados, Apples, Pears, and Cereal. You name it, I like it.
(notice the theme? my teethies hurt and i was getting tired. it felt *good* to have my hands in my mouth!)
This month I learned to RoLL. My specialty is rolling from my back to tummy. Once on my tummy I chill for a while and bring my legs up under me, scooting forward. But I don't really like to roll to my back again, so when I'm done I yell and Mom and Dad for a little help.
In these pictures I'm modeling how easy my new cloth diapers are to move in. And aren't they cute?!? (and i think they really make my abs look good. check them out! whaddya think about them Uncle Ry?)
I got to ride on our tractor for the first time last week. It was grand.
I don't really have anything else to say, except that this month (well, actually this past Saturday) dad was working on the house quite a bit. And Mom, my brothers, and I LOVE this new screen door he put on! (and the laundry and bedroom doors downstairs are quite nice too).
Peanuts: Thanks for naming the flowers, I'll have to save that for next year so I remember. I've got another to show you soon when/if they flower. So far it's an impressive green thing with pretty leafs. Hope everyone is doing good! :) (hey ryan, where were you at on that one?)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Last summer/fall I faintly remember planting bulbs and flowers through my preggo haze. Darned if I remember what they are though, so this spring I feel like I'm recieving multiple presents. I'm pretty sure I flapped when I saw the first flower. (this, for those of you who don't know, is a symbol of excitement, resembling a bird flapping it's wings. it's not necessarily pretty, but when you're flapping you don't always know what you're doing. and you're so happy, that you really just don't care.)
To make life easier for me, please play the "Name the Flowers" game with the pictures below. BUT - you HAVE to know what you're talking about, or you're not being nice. I am easily confused.
(k, I'm not really THIS stupid. these are Tulips in the making.)
Post a comment if you know what they are. I'd love to have a prize for the person who gets them right first, but really, I don't know the answers so I don't think it would be fair for me to judge. Help a poor wanna-be gardener out, wouldya?
Monday, April 14, 2008
(Adalynn's giving everyone the bump you've recently taught her. :)
We Love You!
Friday, April 11, 2008
But, Here's the house now. They have placed a fence in the front yard for their horses - it extends up to the house. Nothing like a horse knocking on your front door. They have 3 satellite dishes staked. They nailed chicken wire under the deck for their dogs.
And the garage. They put a portable garage up behind it that they are using for their horses. They have round pens set up to the side. (why, when there is another 2 acres to the left of this picture that they could set a nice, permanent fence up on? especially eliminating the need for a fence up to the house?)
Now, I know that I didn't keep the *perfect* house, everyone does things differenty, blah blah blah. And I know I can't do anything about what these people have done. The word I got when I sold it was that some out-of-towners were interested and I *thought* it was for a vacation type home. I guess I assumed that the people would see the improvements and would want to continue the course, but I guess that's where I was wrong. It was a sad, sad moment.
(as I'm typing this I feel like I'm in an episode of "Moving Up". Ever seen it? the people move into someone else's house, put their touch on it, then the original owners return to look at what they've done. normally I talk to the tv, telling the people "seriously, how can you be so upset? you SOLD the house, it's not yours to be upset about anymore!". but now I know...)
Seeing Jim and Alicia (Alicia, send me the pics!) and Colin and Tiffany. Not kidding you, Travis and Colin stayed up until 2:30am playing Wii Tanks and Baseball. They are nuts.
And how did Grandpa find us in the morning? With a diaper on the doorstep. Not the prettiest object to arrive to, but it worked.
So that was our trip. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Oh Al, we were so speedy! You should show Jessie these...
In 8th grade I took the intro course of placing issues in God's hands. When going through a difficult time I found a blue marble painted with the continents in green, mysteriously, in my possession. With it was a note of encouragement and an article that in summary stated, "Sometimes I forget my blue marble, but God never forgets the world." I still have that blue marble, and it's still a strong reminder.
I have to confess though, most of my thoughts were centered around a boy named John (THE CRUSH, but don't tell Travis! plus, Travis is MuCh cuter...) and leaving 8th grade behind to move up to GRCHS next year.
While 8th grade was grand, I have to say I wouldn't want to revisit. My goodness, all the awkwardness of being a new teen, cliques, and puberty...I'm glad I made it through! And sooo glad that I've outgrown being the "Kleenex Queen".
Monday, April 7, 2008
I didn't have much else to do while riding in the car except finish the book "Eat, Pray, Love" (good and interesting book, for anybody looking for one.) and take pictures. Don't her cheeks just look so incredibly delicious in this picture?
Saturday morning Travis, Adalynn and I cheered on Dad and Linda as they ran the Mule Day Kick 5K road race. It was the largest road race EVER in Maury County. That's right, we were part of history in the making. Adalynn and I ran the 1mile Family Trot. Or, I ran while she watched from my arms, then fell asleep halfway through. Thanks, child!
Adalynn was handstamped for admission into the Mule Day Festival. She slept through most of it, but we got some pics with the mules before the day was done.
The infamous Papa Kayjoes in Centerville, TN. Best pulled pork (or beef or turkey) around. Mmmm.....
How cute are Colin and Adalynn? It was great to see Tiffany and Colin. Adalynn was especially excited to meet Danza, their pooch. Thanks, Tiff and Colin for such a *cute* outfit for Adalynn, and thanks to Gwen too for the cute dress and awesome blanket that her mother made.
Poor Tiff, she got 4th in the Wii tournament of bowling. What a booger.
It's back to work for me tomorrow, so I've got to head to bed. Just wanted to post quick! Missed everybody. It was a great trip, but it's good to be home. :)
Thursday, April 3, 2008
The baby girl is calling, and I need to finish packing! Love y'all. :)