Sunday, August 30, 2009

What is this?

We found this weird looking bug outside on our house after church today. No one has any idea what it is. All I can say is it gives me the heebie jeebies!
If anyone has a clue as to what it is, let us know. It was in some kind of web.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Daniel the Future Movie Star?!

On Tuesday this week Daniel tried out for the school play. And today he found out that he made it! He will be playing on of the main characters in the play called "Cybermare". He is beyond excited and ready for rehearsals to start. We will keep you updated on things and any pictures that I can put up! Congratulations Daniel!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Daniel's 1st Day of School (and new haircut)!

Here is Daniel on his first day of 8th grade!! Can you believe that he is an eighth grader?! I can't and I sure don't feel old enough to be the mom of and eighth grader! We are hoping and praying that this year is really great! He has lots of plans to keep him busy this year. Hopefully all those plans come true! Have a great year Daniel!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

5 Things I Love About Dad

1. He has a sense of humor.
2. He's smart.
3. He is helpful to me.
4. He loves and cares for me.
5. He is someone I look up to.

This post is from Daniel. I want to tell you that I love you and "Happy Birthday!"

10 Things I Love About Dan

1. His ability to make people laugh.
He always knows when to say something funny when you need it (and you don't know you need it until he does it!) Just ask him about his voices!
2. He is a great father.
No matter how busy he is he always there for Daniel. Especially now that Daniel is a teen!
3. He is opinionated.
He is never afraid to say what he feels, thinks, or likes (or dislikes).
4. He is confidant.
This kind of goes along with number 3. He has the confidence to say what is on his mind to whoever and whenever. And he doesn't worry about what others will think.
5. He is kind.
He is always willing to help anyone, no matter who you are or what you have done. He will be there waiting.
6. He puts God and family first.
There isn't much to explain here. He just puts God and family first as it should be.
7. He is a great son.
I can't speak for his Mom or Dad, but from what I see he always respect and loves his parents. Through all the good and bad times he maintains a great relationship with them.
8. He is romantic.
When I say this one it reminds me of a story. When his mom was sick and in the hospital during her 25th wedding anniversary, Dan had the Chaplin from his work stop by to have his parents renew their wedding vows. It was a surprise to them, but were happy that he did that!
9. He is the best husband.
We have been through some tough times during our marriage, but he has (and still is) been there when I need him. He helps me with a smile, joke and a plan. And he is a great provider to me and his family. To me, he is a great example of what a husband should be.
10. He is so smart.
And he keeps on learning! I know his Mom is very proud of him. I joke that he needs to write a book on all the information he has stored in his brain. He was always there to help me with my homework in school and he still continues to help when I need some information. He is the go to man!

I just want to say "Happy Birthday Dan!" I'm so glad to have you in my life. I cannot imagine what life would be like without you. You are so wonderful. Making this list makes me think of many things that I could write about. Thank you for the last 15 years and here is to many more birthdays ahead!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dan's Brush With Poison Ivy

Dan has gotten into some poison ivy and it is on his face as you can see from the above picture.

And on his arms and legs.
He went to the doctors today. They gave him a steroid shot in the office. We then proceeded to the pharmacy to get his other medicines. He is to take Claritin and Prednisone in the morning. Apply an antibiotic cream to his rash twice daily and take Zyrtec in the evening! Right now he home resting and trying to see out of his eye! He should be fine soon!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Daniel's Birthday!

Daniel's birthday was on Thursday! He turned 13! I had the day off from work and I took him out to lunch and a movie! Danny, my father-in-law came over for dinner and cake and to watch Daniel open all his gifts!

Daniel got a new comforter set for his bed, Inkheart DVD, Inkspell and Inkdeath books, Harry Potter DS game.

It is hard to believe that he is 13 now! He is growing up SO fast!