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Friday, June 29, 2012

40 Days to 40!

In forty days I will be forty.


Fabulous, fantastic, fulfilled forty!

And to honor this, I am going to be "preparing" for my big FOUR OH.

How, you ask?

Well, let me share!

For the next forty days I will be making some changes.

1.  Getting up 40 minutes earlier.
(Why?  Because of discipline.  God is working on discipline with me!)

2.  Going to bed 40 minutes earlier.
(This goes hand in hand with #1!)

3.  40 minutes of prayer and reading Bible each day.
(I already do both of these things, but not for this long.)

4.  Do something uplifting for someone else each day.
(More of others, less of me!  See a trend here?)

5.  Do something active for 40 minutes each day.
(Not necessarily working out, can be playing outside, swimming, etc...)

I am SO excited to be ramping up for my big day!

Wanna join me?
Share what changes YOU are willing to make for 40 days!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

THAT should be on YouTube!

During a visit by Grammy, JMonster spent quite a bit of time chasing her around with his new camera taking pictures of her hiney.

In the following video she thinks he is trying to, yet again, take a picture of her backside.  
Only he is videoing.

It. Is. Hilarious!

He even starts the video by saying, "This is a video of Grammy's hiney."
Listen carefully.

And don't you DARE tell her we posted this!
She would KILL me!

But it is too funny not to share.

So go ahead, laugh, but do it quietly so no one will hear you.

Especially Grammy!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Skiing Park City

Yes, yes this post is months late!

But better late than never, right?
(Oh, HOW did I get this far behind?  Homeschooling.  That's right!)

We met up with our friends, the Baloneys.

It was a fabulous trip...friendships were forged, strengthened, and all around solidified.  
I couldn't have asked for better!

Our trip, in pics & videos:

Swizz and JMonster on the lift


Tired and Hungry after a morning of skiing!  Time for lunch!
A video of JMonster skiing.  Sorry for the quality!  Most of our pics early in the trip are blue.  Go figure.  I was trying to keep it smooth in the beginning which got me behind so then I had to "skate" to catch up. :o)  And for some reason the audio isn't working on my computer.  Maybe it is on yours?

Michael, The Doc (not OUR doc, but Baloney's), The Rev, Jeremy, Swizz, and Baloney!
Hanging out in "Downtown" Park City
I know you didn't!  (Don't worry, I got The Rev back!)
Baloney thought this was HILARIOUS!  Notice I have my skis with me.  

Swizz and JMonster build an igloo!  (Notice the look in my eyes...THAT is altitude sickness!) 
Somehow I think the mic was off for most of our videos on the trip.  Dang it!


Monday, June 11, 2012


We went to the circus!

What may not seem like a big deal to most families, was a HUGE deal to the Swizz family.

Peanut allergies can keep you from SO many of these types of events!

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus came to town.
(Not bad for Bryan/College Station!)

I called ahead to get "special" PEANUTS!

That means we sat up one section higher than everyone else!
We basically had an entire LEVEL to ourselves!

Here is the event, in pics:

Swizz, The Rev, and JMonster!

Swizz's twin, "Flower", and "Bean"

"A" wearing G-ma's sweater.  Didn't manage to capture G-ma on film!

Yes, that IS a man under that board!
A favorite...and kinda scary!

These 2 were the running act...the MC kept trying to kick this guy out of the ring!

One of my favorite parts...the ELEPHANTS!

3 beautiful, happy ladies!


(And no peanut issues, whew!)