Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Family Owned and Operated

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Sister was not feeling up to par this morning........so.......oh darn.....my darling, perfect, handsome, dashing, angelic, sweet nephews came out to the store to kick it with us today.
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We played with limestone screenings.

Then moved onto Decomposed Granite.

Then back to limestone screenings but before any of this they rolled around in the cedar mulch.
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Their popcorn fell in the mulch.
They ate it anyways.

Sutton moved on to being a good grandson and brought his Neena her hat and glasses.

And Wyatt ate blue icing.

Can you see why I love them so?
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Sunday, June 28, 2009

It is a good day when....

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...you see a beaver....
...and a turtle....

....and a sunrise like this.
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Woot Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.glidden.com/promotions/free-paint-giveaway.do

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1 quart of paint for FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Go grab yourself a can!!

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I am sure something around the house could use a little freshening up!

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Friday, June 26, 2009

It's going to be a soccer player

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My sister, sister-in-law, and best friend have all had a little one (or two) so you would think I would know a lot about pregnancy and babies. Well I know some....kinda....probably really nothing at all!

One thing I always wanted to know was what a baby felt like when it kicked. One time I asked Linzi if it felt cool and she replied "What do you think silly. Someone is kicking me!!"

So on to my mission to feeling a baby kick. When Sister was prego with her boys she said "get a good feel in this time because that is all you get." (personal space)
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My sis-in-law would always let me get one good hand-tummy hug in every visit. But I never sat with my hand on her bump.......that would of been weird.
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Now this mom was bound and determined for me to feel one of her bambinos. She had me push and squish but never the less as soon as my hopeful hand was away WHAM kick to the liver. Now I can say this was probably my dear friend's sneaky way of trying to make Baby Fever come over me.
Sorry Linzi it did not work!
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Then there is Peng.........

This tiny cat with the MASSIVE belly begs for you to put your hand on her bump and leave it there until she falls back asleep. Do you know what this means?!?!

I FINALLY felt my first baby move in a tummy!
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Who cares it was a paw instead of a hand.
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We think the kittens should be here any day. Peng has been locked inside the office the past few days for a couple of reasons. First so she has the babies inside and not in a pile of boulders. Then we will be able to get the kittens safely to a home. And most importantly this way after a month we can get Peng to the vet to have her taken care of and she wont go get herself knocked up again!

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...our mouse trap by our other mouse trap....
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Legend.....

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
Michael Jackson



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dreams do come true


Remember how I was wishing for my very own Inukshuk? And the yard was in need of something eye catching.
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I starting annoying the goobers out of my co-works about my dream of a rock man last year and this past Saturday my dream came true!
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And here he is!!!!!!!!!!
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I love him so.

Does he not look proud perched up on the hill overlooking the landscaping products?
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63 days and counting

Mexico will be here before I know it so I better get cracking on getting myself ready. Such as finishing the paperwork to get my name changed on my passport, make sure the pups can go to my parents, and get a new bathing suit. The latter is the most important.
For Sure.
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I am thinking something retro.
But not this....

This! Is it not so prefect?!

Now if someone can just tell me where you can get a retro bathing suit which is not $100 I would be very gratful.
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Friday, June 19, 2009

My Daddy-O

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It's Father's Day Weekend so it is time to give my dad a shout out and tell you why he is the best in the west!
When listing things which make my dad great you have to start with his love for her. She picked him up in a bar (go mom!), fell in love, and are living their happily ever after.

He loves animals.
He does not stop and smell roses often because he is a go getter. Always building, creating, making something perfect. Yet he always takes the time to show a little critter some love.
He can put Bob Villa to shame.
He hangs with my love.
In the fall they conquered 2 deer in 10 minutes. Impressive.
If I ask he ALWAYS provides.
When something makes him happy a Yee-Haw is guaranteed to follow.
Did I mention his love for my mom?
His is probably the best Pa to ever be on the plant.
And is always the best dressed man in the room.
His chair is his chair so you should probably pick the sofa.
He built my family a beautiful home with his two hands. All while teaching my sister and I we can do anything with a little determination.
He is smart. Like really really smart.

Did I mention what a great Pa he is?
Or how handsome he is?!
He can carry a kiddo like a sac of potato's like it is no ones business.
In college he wanted to move to the good ol US of A to go to college and decided on the University of Oklahoma because they had the best football team.
BOOMER SOONER!
Or so the story goes....
Shortly after moving to Oklahoma his neighbors told him to take cover because a tornado was headed their way....he went under the car port.
Silly Canadian.
My dad is simply the best.
I love you!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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Dear Lord,
Please never let this happen to me. Because if it ever did I would die. Not "oh my gosh I will just die" like I am 12 and begging my parents for tickets to a Hanna Montana concert I mean really die. Like "thank you Dad and Mom for such a wonderful life" die. And I am not ready to go to heaven just yet.
In your name I pray,
Christel

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

WILL YOU LOVE ME?

Hi.
I am a 2 month old kitten and I need a home.

I am the one that had it's head stuck in a bottle.

Since I was born in a pile of boulders I am learning to like people but will cry when you put me down.

I like people who are little like me.

I promise to be a purrrfect kitty.
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Call 405-359-7625 to come hold me.
I know if you hold me, you will take me home!
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Baby No Name

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This is going to be one of those stories that throws you for a loop at the end so hold on to your britches its a good one.
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Wednesday is when this adventure starts after my morning diet coke. I was in the little girls room when I heard Peng howler out. This was not the normal Peng talking..... I yelled to her "PENG, YOU OKAY?" And then there was another MEOWWWWWW!!!! I went and corralled everyone to listen to her strange noises.

FYI: Our cat and her babies live under the office. It's cool and super cozy in a creepy, dirty, only 2 feet of crawl space sort of way.

All morning in the little girls room we could hear Peng cry. And by mid day it had turned to a pathetic meooww....

We had to get our cat.....She is either stuck or hurt and needed us. She might be a miniature superhero but she is in a delicate state. (yes, she is pregnant again)(dang it)

My mom crawls under the building and starts to cover every square inch of the toad infested, insulation falling down, spider web covered space.

She cannot see much so Stephanie and I start taking down the stone wall for better lighting. (dang it)(this will be heavy stuff to put back)

Still no cat....Her cries have turned bad to worse. And we can hear exactly where the sounds are coming from so out came the hammer.

Sorry vanity we will fix you later.

We were hearing her right around the sink so we thought we could simply pull the floor up. Nope. Not possible. Big mess.

Then Stephanie had a wave of genius..."what about the hidden panel around the Jacuzzi tub?!"

Awesome. Now at least we are one more level closer to our sweet cat. Who at this point is no longer crying......

I sat in the bathroom praying to hear just one more "meow" maybe it would be the "meow" that would tell us where she was......

My dad has now been under the building for over an hour. My mom has pulled up every vent. Stephanie has been jumping from customers back to us to help in every way possible.
Go Team Edmond Rock!
Us 3 girls with heavy hearts are sitting in the restroom knowing the day was coming to the end and we would soon have to leave and Peng would be spending the night stuck and or hurt...alone....
It was then time for my Dad to have a wave of genius......"what about another hidden panel?"
My mom slowly opened the panel and calmly said "get me some gloves, there's a cat." A CAT?!?! "Mom what do you mean a cat? Is it not Peng?!" "No, it's a kitten and it's in trouble."
Stephanie took off the get some gloves and my Mom slowly pulled out a coke bottle. A COKE BOTTLE!?!? A coke bottle with a small black body poking out the back.
The baby had it's little tiny head stuck in a COKE BOTTLE! It was not Peng the whole time!? It was a screaming kitten scared for it's life!
We cut the kitten free of the refreshing beverage's bottle. We had a good laugh at ourselves for the hole in the wall, pulled apart vanity, and torn down stone wall. All we had to do the whole time was open one panel! This entire time Peng was probably off gallivanting around town eating mice and stalking snakes.
Here is the little guy/girl now! It's completely confused why it is locked in a room with these strange giants picking it up. Poor no name baby....
The kitten will be given a loving new home once comfortable with people. But I will tell you something out at my work we will never forget hunting all day for our cat to only find a kitten stuck in a Diet Coke bottle under the Jacuzzi tub.
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