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Friday, July 25, 2008

TGIF

I can't believe how fast this week has flown by. We had a pretty busy one-had some friends in town and Ryan had her first official sleep over! I was a little nervous about it but they had such a good time. They put on an excellent Hannah Montana concert for us that night-they really have a lot of star potential! I was planning on posting a picture of them dressed to the nines but I was too busy dancing myself to take any good shots.

The shots I did get were erased because I was trying to update my iphone and ended up erasing EVERYTHING. One step forward two steps back. So if you don't hear from me it's because you haven't called because I can't call you. So please call so I can have your phone number!!

My MO this weekend is to get my phone back in full swing. I need to get my iTunes and my e-mail back on my phone. Wish me luck-I'm gonna need it. Have a good weekend.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Last Game


Ryan's last softball game of the season was tonight. Game time temp was 101-needless to say the girls were hot and cranky. The game lasted 3 innings too long but the trip to Annie's afterwards was worth the blood, sweat and tears. I think overall the girls had a good time and maybe they learned a little something about softball! I don't know if Mark will be back to coach next year....may have to give someone else a turn. Last but not least, we would like to give a big thanks out to Lantz Homes Inc. for sponsoring the team!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New Reading Material


Can't wait to get started on my new book today. I have been so excited to read about Madonna's dirty laundry. If I don't post in the next couple of days you know why.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Birthday Boy


Happy Birthday Mark! Have a great birthday-We Love you :)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I'm back

We survived the 4th this year without any horrific firework accident and can you believe that I didn't take ONE picture the entire weekend? I'm so mad at myself....have to remember for next year. We spent the day at the pool-kids had a great time with all of the games and activities they had for them. The 15 cotton candy's that the kids inhaled also made for a great day! . Mark even won the belly flop contest...has a couple of war wounds and a three day headache to show for it. The two free beers he won was so worth it...

Ryan has Kids Kamp all week...she looks forward to this camp all year long. She will be spending the week golfing, playing tennis, swimming and all sorts of fun stuff. So Jack and I are doing a little bonding this week. Today we went to get his school supplies for pre-school! I always loved going school supply shopping...can't wait to take Ryan next week when Jack is at camp.

Have to sign off-Junie B. is standing at the door...maybe this potty thing is starting to click with her.


Friday, July 04, 2008

Fun Facts

10 Surprising Facts About the Fourth of July
Second Continental Congress

Everyone loves Independence Day, the quintessential American holiday, full of parades, picnics, and ... surprising facts? You bet! Be the life of the party--share a few of these tasty nuggets of knowledge with your fellow picnickers this year.

1. Independence Day commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. However, it was not declared a legal holiday until 1941.

Fireworks
2. Fireworks were made in China as early as the 11th century. The Chinese used their pyrotechnic mixtures for war rockets and explosives.
Uncle Sam Poster (Image credit: THE BETTMANN ARCHIVE)
3. Uncle Sam was first popularized during the War of 1812, when the term appeared on supply containers. Believe it or not, the U. S. Congress didn't adopt him as a national symbol until 1961.
4. There are many precise rules for taking care of the American flag. And speaking of flag traditions, we're sorry to report that contrary to legend, historical research has failed to confirm that Betsy Ross sewed the first flag.
American Revolution Uniforms
5. Not all members of the Continental Congress supported a formal Declaration of Independence, but those who did were passionate about it. One representative rode 80 miles by horseback to reach Philadelphia and break a tie in support of independence.
Liberty Bell, Pennsylvania (Image credit: Photo Researchers, Inc./Joseph Nettis)

6. The first two versions of the Liberty Bell were defective and had to be melted down and recast. The third version rang every Fourth of July from 1778 to 1835, when, according to tradition, it cracked as it was being tolled for the death of Chief Justice John Marshall.

7. The American national anthem, the "Star-Spangled Banner," is set to the tune of an English drinking song ("To Anacreon in Heaven").

Statue of Liberty (Image credit: Joseph Sohm/Corbis)

8. The iron framework of the Statue of Liberty was devised by French engineer Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, who also built the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

9. The patriotic poem "America the Beautiful" was published on July 4, 1895 by Wellesley College professor Katharine Lee Bates.

10. Father of the country and architect of independence George Washington held his first public office at the tender age of 17. He continued in public service until his death in 1799.


Hope everyone has a fun and SAFE 4th of July!

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