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Ghostbusters, Melted Pans & Comfort Fit

The kids are at the corn maze. Even though I said they couldn't go on a school night. What a pushover I am sometimes. So it's me, and the dogs.


Quiet. Lots of candles and pumpkins, but no trick-or-treaters, except a few friends. Our street is too dark. And no sidewalks. So I'm eating the candy.

I've never liked Halloween. Even though I'm a Stephen King and scary movie fan, Halloween has never been my idea of fun. The kids like to dress up. Kenny is a red M&M tonight. Kate is one of Charlie's Angels, with black boots, her brother's air-soft gun and lots of black eyeliner. For the party last Saturday, she temp-dyed her hair black. Whoa....that was very disconcerting. Zach didn't dress up, although he and Presley's brother were going to go as Batman and Robin, but we couldn't find costumes. Unless we wanted to pay $60 online. And I promised him a bunny suit for Easter, so we're not spending a fortune on Halloween. So there…

Today

is two years, two months, and two days.
I can't do this for two more minutes.
I can't. Just can't be this miserable any more.
I will, though.
When you can't fix it, you gotta stand it, right?

(Later...when I couldn't sleep....)

Or at least find some way to laugh.
Although I SWEAR there are things here I really haven't said, it still made me laugh out loud. Enjoy!



And here's Koda...


And here are the lyrics for those of us who can't keep up. Cool thing is she performed this song at the Women of Faith conference!


Mom Overture

Get up now
Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepy head
Here’s your clothes
And your shoes
Hear the words I said
Get up now
Get up and make your bed
Are you hot?
Are you cold?
Are you wearing that?
Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat
Don’t forget you got to feed the cat
Eat your breakfast
The experts tell us it’s the most important meal of all
Take yo…

Homecoming Dance

Thought you'd want to see the most beautiful people in Walla Walla tonight.







Pictures of Aforementioned Events

It's tomorrow...and I successfully loaded pics onto flickr. You can see them in the Fall 07 album. Warning...there are 300+ pictures. I'll try to pick out a few of the best and load them here. Cross your fingers.

Okay, I always wanted to be in a High School Musical!
%1

Yeah...I was bored. That's what I did while I was waiting for these pics to load and flickr and photobucket and blogger were all acting weird. They also did me morphing into Hilary Swank.

Finally got some pics loaded of:

Kenny's Birthday!




Kate with Koda:

Kate playing volleyball:


And there's always DUKE!!! Shown here with Koda. Spoiled rotten, the both of them.

And then Presley and Emily came over at 4 am to do Kate's hair. Okay...it was 6:00...but it was LATE start Wednesday. They made cinnamon rolls and were so darn cute. Even Zach couldn't stay cranky.


Never enough football:





And...I should have taken pictures at the tux place. Kenny was no help. Zach was too much help. Poor Presley and poo…

Kenny is 17!

Okay, so much has happened in the last few weeks. So much I can't even get to a computer, let alone update.

First, Kenny turned 17 yesterday. SEVENTEEN! How did that happen? I am so proud of him. His vocabulary is amazing. "Staggering" to use a word he used the other day. He's doing well at school, he's happy and excited about everything.

Yesterday was tough for him, though. I think it's a double, because his birthday is during football season. And Dave should be here. He should. He'd be so proud of Kenny. I can't stand to think about it, because it brings up so sharply what we are missing. Dave's pride and his exuberance, his spirit and his strength.

Zach played in the varsity game last week and got his first varsity touchdown. I screamed and cheered...and cried, too. Dave would have been jumping out of his shoes. Sigh. You should have seen the look on Zach's face as he came out of the locker room and found me for a hug and kis…