Sunday, May 28, 2006

Barbaric Baptisms

Hope everyone is enjoying this lovely 3 day weekend! I know I am. Yesterday we went to a baptism for our friends from Romania. Their son Stefan is getting so big! It was at a Greek Orthodox Church so it was a loonnnngg ceremony. I felt like I was at at Catholic wedding, lol! Hubby said I owed him big time for having to sit through it. For those of you who aren't familiar with Catholic/Orthodox ceremonies, everything is done in 3's!! They actually dunked Stefan totally under the water the third time, which is totally barbaric to my husband and I and very painful to watch.

The long wait of the ceremony was worth it for the party afterwards. We had tons of food, alcohol and dancing. I actually learned some Romanian dances, which are very similar to Greek dances. Oompah! We had a great time.

There has been a change of plans for our exchange student. It seems that they didn't have enough Spanish kids sign up so they are sending the small group to one state together, Kentucky. Bummer. So we discussed it and decided that we would take a French girl. Her name is Claire and she is coming at the end of July. We are still very excited about it. She is 17. Kim (my youngest) was hoping for Elmundea from Spain since she is 15 and closer to her age. I told her it was a great opportunity to learn some French.

We are having a family picnic and softball game tomorrow for the holiday. I will try and remember my camera, but I wouldn't get your hopes up considering how well I remember it any other time, lol!

Have a great holiday everyone!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

DVR's and American Idol

I went out to lunch today with my mom and sisters for a belated birthday thing. It was nice. My sister gave me the cutest top that I think I'm going to wear to the Def Lep show in July. (It's almost here!!!) My sister is going to the show as well with some friends from work and they are actually spending the night in Charlotte. they are getting a limo to take them to and from the show so they don't have to worry about parking. She asked if Steph and I would like to ride with them and I said sure. I'll just leave my car at their hotel. I'm not going to spend the night though. It's only a little over an hour's drive from my house, so it's not too bad. Now if the boys just happen to stay at that hotel, well that will be a different story, lol!

DirectTV came and installed a DVR yesterday, and I don't know how I've lived without one for so long. I love being able to pause live tv and record shows to watch for later. I've been watching this show on BBC America but it comes on at such odd times, that I don't always see it. Now I program the DVR to record it for me and then I can watch it at my convenience. How cool is that?

A friend I work with has talked me into going to the American Idol tour. They are playing here July 30th. I told her I would only go if we got close seats. What can I say? I am spoiled when it comes to concerts. I WON'T sit far away. I refuse! lol!

I guess that is all that I did this weekend. I guess that was enough though. I will be glad for next week since I get Monday off. Can you say 3 day weekend??!!

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Short Update

Well another year, another birthday. I had a pretty good one this year. Hubby bought me the bird feeders that I had been wanting from Lowe's. I love to look out my kitchen window and watch the birds. I even have this neat hummingbird feeder that is attached right to the window. I also got a pretty wind chime that hubby hung on the outside of the sunroom. My girls bought me a new outfit from my favorite store. And then they took me out to eat. All in all, it was a great day. One year closer to the big 4-0!

The Davinci Code comes out to theaters tomorrow which I am really excited about. We will probably wait a few days to see it though. Let some of the crowds die down. I hate to watch a movie with a packed theater. Too noisy!! I'm curious as to whether it is close to the book or not. I'll just have to wait and see.

We have our home inspection on Saturday for our exchange student. It looks like we will be getting a 15 year old from Spain. She will arrive on June 30th and stay until July 29th. I'm looking forward to her coming.

One more thing, Bon Jovi is on tour with Nickelback!!! This is very exciting news. They are in Europe now but it looks like they hit the states and football stadiums. I would love to see the show in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in July. I don't think that hubby would be too thrilled about it though, party pooper!!

Well, I'm off to help with homework.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Foreign Exchange Student

Our neighbor is a representative for an agency that places exchange students and I think I've talked in the past about wanting to host one of them. Well she sent us an email asking us if we would like to host a student for one month this summer. We talked about it and decided we would apply to do it. We are hoping to get this one girl from France. My girls are excited about it. Hopefully we will hear something soon. If nothing else, it will make me brush up on my french, non?

And now for some important information to pass along to you about your taxes:

Monday, May 08, 2006


Hello everyone! Long time, no blog, :( Life has been kicking me in the butt lately. Between work, both kids doing softball, and keeping up with my everyday tasks around the house, I have been exhausted lately. I've started taking some extra vitamins and they are finally kicking in. I no longer yawn all day long at work. I still can't seem to stay awake later than 10:00 though. Oh well, can't have everything. I'm just thankful I still wake up everyday.

I'm addicted to the tv show LOST this season. It is getting sooo good. I love the way they just give you little pieces each time and make you wonder what the heck is going on. I can't wait until Wednesday to see what happens.

My sister-in-law sent me this sex toy test. See how you do. I got 8 out of 15.

Can you tell the difference?