Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Here comes Santa Clause


The happiest, most wonderful day of the year has come and we just want to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

FINAL GRADES!!!!!!!!!!!

Class Description Units Grade Grade Points
ANTH-E 485 ART & CRAFT OF ETHNOGRAPHY 3.00 A 12.000
HISP-S 250 SECOND-YEAR SPANISH II 3.00 C- 5.100
HIST-C 376 GRK HST:BRNZE AGE-PERSIAN WARS 3.00 C+ 6.900
HIST-J 400 SEMINAR IN HISTORY 3.00 B+ 9.900
MATH-A 118 FINITE MATH FOR SOC & BIOL SCI 3.00 C



Sunday, December 14, 2008

ARGH! STRESS!

In life we always know the moment we face a serious problem. Our heart rate increases, our eyes dilate, sweat pores go into overactive production, and best of all; we get that queasy feeling in the pit of our stomach. Many problems can cause this feeling like going on a blind date, having to give a public speech, being called to your bosses office, asking her to marry you, stepping into a ring with a professional prize fighter, milking a pissed off king cobra (my personal nightmare), telling your mother in law her new wall paper is really ugly (very touchy that one), apologizing to the other mother of the kid your 2 year old just bit (even if the little monster totally deserved it. little prick. push my kid down well now you have the brand to prove your actions bring about consequences. and another thing you little.... oops sorry! small rant), being the first guy in line to charge the front lines at Gettysburg (ouch, can we say fatal), and the worst one of all; TAKING A TEST!

In less than 72 hours Mindy will have taken three finals, 2 of which she must score a c or higher to pass. So at this time we are accepting prayer donations and the sincerely given "go get em girl's"offerings. Thanks for your long support and may we all meet in a better place.

i.e. graduation!

Friday, December 12, 2008

full moon discovery

Once a year the world is bathed in the light of the fullest moon of the year. On this special occasion a strange howl has been known to rise from the woods next to the Bartlett household. Ever the diligent student for adventure and scientific discovery, Mindy threw on her shoes and grabbed her camera. Past experience told her he was near. That's right! The full moon was upon her and once again the beast had risen. Through the night he prowled looking for the one who makes him howl. In the past there chance meetings had been fast and fierce. Only the heat of a hairy hands touch and a few scratches had she been given as proof of his existence, but tonight would be different. Tonight she would capture him in all his glory.

Without fear she strode out the door to meet her elusive lover. The light of the full moon gave the frost covered ground an eerie, almost dreamlike quality. In a trance Mindy stood at the edge of the walk, starring into the woods. Suddenly another howl sliced through the night, sending shivers through her scantly clad shoulders. Grasping the camera like a weapon, Mindy felt her heartbeat increase to a higher tempo. He was coming. Mindy stood ready.

Several minutes passed and the night stood still. Mindy began to worry he had already passed on. Maybe she had waited to long and missed him. Behind her a dog howled and Mindy jumped around behind her in fright. Stupid dog! She had been listening so intently the noise had completely surprised her. Her heart beat was so fast it sounded like two beats at the same time. Funny that she thought there were two beats. Suddenly she realized there were two beats and the second one was getting stronger. Turning around quickly, she saw something rushing up the hill towards her. In fear she stepped back, tripping over a limb in the yard. She fell screaming in fright and the camera flashed once.

Braced for the impact of the ground Mindy found herself floating inches from the cold grass. He had caught her. Quickly she felt herself whisked off her feet and carried into the woods. Again the fullest moon of the year had reunited them. The night was warm and filled with the sent of him. All the elements answered his call and again Mindy revelled in the magic of his embrace. In bliss she sank into darkness.

As the sun rose, Mindy woke to find herself in bed. She was dressed in a gown of leaves and dried dirt. On the table next to the bed sat her camera. It was dirty, but intact. She had been tucked in and her stuff had been carefully laid out. He was gone once again.

But had the camera captured her lover...................?














The Tree













So this year I remembered that the tree needed to be 8 feet tall. The first picture is of the tree in the distance highlighted with the headlights of the truck. Yes it was dark by the time we got our tree. Then there is Andy and Izzy standing next to the tree as it gets shook to pieces.That is Xander after picking out the tree, he hates clothes and the jacket was all I would let him shed. Then pood Dimon never even got out of the truck. he fell victim to the sandman as we pulled into tree farm, all dressed up and no where to go. Poor Dimey....

Guess what? 8 feet still touches the ceiling.....! And Andy beheaded the tree, he claims he only gave it a hair cut, but we all know how eveil those werewolf men are! He beheaded it!

And no, Izzy's not mad, she's posing.....
watch the tree grow fat and get lights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Izzy's new belt!

So, Izzy has now graduated again in Tae Kwon Do. She is now a white-red belt. (A white belt with a red stripe in the middle.) She also in the last few weeks has become a member of the Leadership program and is now learning weapons! Yes we gave her a weapon and she is learning to spar with it. They just finished with the short staff, bong-loungi (I know I just spelled that wrong, but at least I spelled it phonetically) anyway, she is now working with a true staff. (A long staff!) She is really good with it too.
But here are some pics from Graduation!!!!!!!!!! First is Izzy bowing in before running through her forms. Her Master is in the back behind her there. (Mrs. Bosstick) THen there is Andy, Nana, Chi-Chi, and Te-chi on the sidelines. (Papa and Uncle Ryan are in the lobby wrestling the boys.)










Friday, November 14, 2008

Frustration!

I can't even begin to tell you how frustrated I am with technology at the moment! My laptop died, and is now in the shop being repaired under warrenty, where they tell us that Acer, the company who makes them will probably just replace it to begin with. AHHHHH! Then the desktop that I am working on now is slowly dying. There in no cure, we just have to replace it soon. It will randomly deciede that it hates me and won't open a program or will kick me off the net. So we are tyring to talk the owner of PC MAX into a layaway program. And now it has decidded that I can't upload my pictures because it does not recgonize my power cord for my camera! So no new pics till I get them developed and get the CD. I want to scream. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Thanks for listening.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wii

That's right proud ladies and anxious gents I said Wii as in me, mine, omega and alpha and I now own one. I received my birthday gift (finally!!!) (he he he) on the 8th because we spent the whole 5th, 6th, 7th (sniffle) and most of the 8th moving Larry, Ryan and for the heck of it Marie in to there new home, which by the way is a gorgeous house and we will put up pictures as soon as we are allowed to. (its a little messy right now). But the Wii is a beautiful device and I wish to thank the creators at Nintendo for there hard work and dedication to this moment that allowed me to achieve such glory and honored fame. I pledge to use my time in office to better the dull hours of not just myself and those who live with me, but to all American who claim a partnership in this pursuit of happiness. Stick with me and the next four years years will not only be better but with fun work and laughing dedication we will carry on through our elected time and rise to a golden age of family home entertainment. (ie I didn't vote) Come one, come all and we tear down the oppressive hours of boredom from reality TV and sad over run game shows. So as the funny little Japanese guys from the commercial say "Wii want you to play!"

p.s. all are welcome, but those with small gaming donations or rented playable (new) games may by shown some favoritism. Bribes welcomed! :)~
p.s.s. not responsible for long waiting lines
p.s.s.s we own two controllers, one numb chuck, wii play (game) and the system
p.s.s.s.s can also play any game cube games, but need to obtain controllers first.
p.s.s.s.s.s. if suggestion for bribe needed just contact via phone or e-mail (Mindy's only, I'm lazy and don't check mine)
P.s.s.s.s.s.s. ha ha ha, bet you thought this would be another one! Fooled you
p.s.s.s.s.s.s.s. Wii



p.s.s.s.s.s.s.s.s Have you ever ridden a cow?

Dimon is 2!!!!!!!


Yes my other baby is no longer a baby. Our little Demon, I mean Dimon is now 2! We had a little family party for him. Although both Grandma's were missing. But we had fun anyway. He blew out his candles one by one with a little bit of assistance, but it was too cute! As you can see he loves Wall-E. So he got a Wall-E cake which he loved the little Wall-E and Eva off of. I think we could have just given him that and he would have been happy. He wouldn't put them down the rest of the night. We also experianced what happens when you have several gifts for one two year old, he likes the first thing he gets and could not care less about any of the rest. The good point is that a few days later he's just as surprised when we hand him a toy he doesn't remember getting. ha ha ha! Still he had a good time and if wall-e was on anything it did earn recognition and interest, but as you can see from the pictures, those cake toppers were the best thing ever. Thanxs to all who came and I hope you enjoy "dance-e-dance time!"

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween Party

Here are pics from the November 1st Pirate Party! We all dressed up and some friends of Izzy's came over and we played games and ate pizza and cake. Goodtimes!

The first game we played was catch the gummi worm. We tied gummi worms by fishing line and tied them to the swing set. They had to see who could catch the worm first. Then me and Andy did it, he cheats! (His response.... "Pirate!" Such a dork! Yes he won.










Next game was stick the eye patch on the pirate flag. That was interesting, the little buggers could see through the hankerchief! Little pirates! scallywags the lot of 'em!!!! Here was the result of that.










SOme of the crew didnt' make it to the party, but passed out.
While others ran frantically searched for the treasure!!!!!!!!!!!

All of which is adorable and on video. SO only a small clip of victory will be showcased here.

video

ENJOY!!!!!!!

Then after the treasure hunt we had to break the treasure box open.



































Yo Ho, Yo Ho a pirates life for us!


So I told you we were all going to be pirates for Halloween. (Of course I was a wench, but I was a pirate wench. Needless to say I could have sucked in my stomach and made picture a wee bit more flattering to myself, but hey when your a wench!) Anyway this is before we set out with Nana, Papa, Uncle Ryan, none of whom had the decency to dress up this year! (Some excuse about being in the middle of a move or something lame like that) However Audrey and Israel didn't disappoint, well Audrey didn't, Israel dressed as a dork! Nathan was Batman and Juli was a Giraffe! Cuteness!
Izzy was the first mate, while Andy was Cap't Blackbeard, Xander was the cabin boy, while Dimon was the littlest pirate in training.





But we had fun here is a pic of Audrey and Israel just because she posed for it! and one of Dimon after we hit a few homes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Carving Pumpkins...

This was this past Friday night. This was an interesting night. I was so sick I couldn't even sit up for more than 10 minutes because I was so sick but Xander did carve a little and Izzy helped to clean out the pumpkins. Dimon did a lot of poking the pick into the back of pumkins and feeding guts to the dog. It was cute.
Xan liked to stab the pumpkin. Izzy was covered in flour from head to toe, and chasing Uncle Ryan around.... but like I said I was sick so getting pictures was hard, cause everyone else was involved in carving, or chasing kids.


two of these are mom and dad's but the other 3 are ours, I still have 2 to carve, since I didn't get to do it Friday night.
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