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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We're Home

And I'm going to lie down because I've had some weird stomach bug (aka Montezuma's Revenge) since Saturday. (I know, TMI.) I leave you with a video of opening ceremonies.

opening ceremonies

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Worship Wednesday (a bit late)

I'm Stressed!

I have sooooooooooooooooo much to do before we leave for Cheboygan tomorrow! Currently I have the washing machine and the dishwasher going. I still have several loads of laundry to do. I have to pick up a few things from the store, pick Madison up from Tiara and Makayla's house, do a few things around here, pack, take Madison to practice...can I scream now! I really shouldn't even be on the computer.
My Little Hungarian (I bought this for Hunky Fest...which got cancelled)

Car Wash #2

Monday, July 21, 2008

Car Wash, Part Deux

Here we go again. The Softball girlies are having another car wash tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22 from 4:00-8:00 at Thrifty Florist on Telegraph in Taylor. We are trying hard to raise money to help pay for hotel rooms, gas and food for our trip to Cheboygan. Would love to see some of you there!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Seven

I look like a complete doofus.
Workin' at the car wash, yeah.
Because he loves me.
Elek wanted some chips!
What my van has looked like for a week. It was washed off today at the car wash and will be repainted before the Cheboygan trip.
Mad Dog with her fabulous coaches, Tim, Kevin and Jamie.
Cute little boys in a stroller.
Tomorrow I may do an actual blog post and not just photos!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Car Wash, Working At The Car Wash Yeah

Tomorrow, Sunday, July 20 Maddy's team is having a car wash to help pay for some of their trip to Cheboygan. It will be at Thrifty Florist on Telegraph Rd. in Taylor from Noon until 4:00. Hope some of you can stop by!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Guess What?

We're going to Cheboygan!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Take Me Out

They beat Lincoln Park! I they win their game on Friday...we're off to Cheboygan for the State tournament.
Maddy and Melanie, her best friend on her team.
Pep talk from Coach Tim and Coach Jamie.
Maddy's best friends, Paige and Rose came her game to watch her play.
Mad Dog's team.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

All's Quiet On The Turpin Front

everyone is asleep. thank you Lord. i'm tired, but want to enjoy the first bit of quiet that i've had all day.

nothing to say really. been pretty busy. madison has class every morning and lots of softball games. sunday they won 27-2, yesterday they won 11-3. tomorrow they play lincoln park, they look to be the toughest fight mad's team has in the tournament. the girl's want to win so bad...want to make the state tournament...in cheboygan.
my all-star

and because it's too cute not to post. elek experiencing the shower for the first time.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

for papa

Mad Dog

(She was safe at first!)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Photo and Quote of the Day

Because honestly it's all I've got today. I'm exhausted, weary and stressed.

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.
-- Robert Fulghum

Monday, July 7, 2008

Quote of the Day

"I have been absolutely terrified every moment of my life, but I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I've wanted to do." -Georgia O'Keefe

Not much to say today. Michael is out of town, Madison is at Truman taking some summer classes, Ian and Emilee are playing Playstation and Elek is watching them. I have made breakfast, cleaned animal cages and now I need to dust and vacuum. My toe still hurts and this shoe thing is getting on my nerves.

Isn't it pretty?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Saturday Six

All photos taken on the Fourth
Elek's first fourth.
Em relaxing in the pool.

Fun with sparklers!

Friday, July 4, 2008

In other news...my baby drinks from a sippy cup! :( It makes me so sad that Elek is growing up so fast, I need it to slow down a bit.

I must admit, he looks too cute holding that big cup.

My toe still hurts. Don't want to take anymore pain meds. Took them last night and honestly I didn't hear anything all night. Thank God Michael heard the baby when he woke up because I sure didn't.

I pray that you all have a fun and safe holiday.

God Bless America!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Look What I Did This Evening

I broke my big toe! I was loading groceries into the van and a kamikaze bottle of Gatorade decided to jump out of the bag and land on my toe. For a toe, it sure hurt. I am now hopped up on Tylenol 3 and getting ready to go to bed.

Isn't my fancy granny orthopedic footwear sexy?

No Poo Day Two

The baking soda gave me some sort of strange reddish orangish streaks!

Okay, so that's not true. I used chemicals! for that. The chemicals did not touch my scalp though, just the hair. The streaks aren't quite the color that the box showed, they were supposed to be a deeper red, but it doesn't really bother me.

The no poo seems to be working. Usually I have to use mousse and hair spray when I actually style my hair. (Something I don't do to often anymore, ponytails are much easier.) Today's do has no mousse and no hairspray. So far, so good.

I'm currently enjoying some peace and quiet. EJ is asleep and the older two are upstairs actually not fighting for once. They may have already killed each other. All I know is that I like the quiet.

I so had thought of something good to blog about last night and for the life of me I can no longer remember what it was. I hate when that happens.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

6 Months

This photo is so Elek. Spit hanging off his chin. Looking around, taking everything in.

Elek is EXTREMELY spoiled. He doesn't ever want to be put down. If he's fussy in his swing or while he's playing in the floor, usually the second you pick him up he gets quiet. Booger! I believe he's teething, he chews on everything and slobbers constantly. He's my oldest baby to get teeth. Ian was 3 1/2 months, Madison was 4 months and Elek is still toothless at 6 months. EJ loves to eat. His favorite baby food is sweet corn casserole followed closely by pears & raspberries. We can hardly give him juice because afterward it's all he wants and throws a fit when we try to give him formula. Basically he's a joy and we all love him!

No Poo Wash Day One:

Seems to have worked well. I let it air dry last night and it dried bizarrely curly.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

No Poo

Shampoo that is.

So, yes, I'm thinking about saying no to shampoo. I've been doing some reading on it and I honestly I've never liked all the chemicals in. Michael says I'm turning hippie in my old age. (He told me this since I recently started some organic food.) I figure what do I have to lose. If I get greasy hair then I switch back to shampoo.

I've also been thinking about making my own deodorant. Found a recipe online and I'm pretty sure I'm going to try it. I don't like the aluminum in regular deodorant (studies have shown that aluminum causes Alzheimer's disease and since my Grandma died of it, I know first hand that I don't ever want it.) and it seriously makes my pits itchy, rashy messes. Again, what's the worst thing that could happen...stinky, sweaty pits? Then I go back to the old stuff.

Michael informed me not to even start reading up on cloth diapers. (Although I have) He's got nothing to worry about, I'm not even ready for that.