April 5th I bought a new car!!!!! My closest to brand new I will probably ever have! Its a pretty little PT Cruiser. Her name is Millie Vanilli. The reason, after you finish laughing.. is because of her color. Its official name is are you ready, Cool Vanilla. So we call her Millie for short! I love her! She is a rebuild, but you would never know. In fact we just had a sensor replaced and the guy working on her had no idea she had ever been in a wreck. Her stats.... 2006, 33,000 miles! Her interior is gray and silver. I love her!!! This is the very first car that I have gotten to pick out and buy because I like her! So yes I"m excited.
Next item of business... Well April 10th was TWD Tournament in Terre Haute. Only Izzy competed because well we spent our money on Millie. Izzy did great!!!!!!! She got 2nd in weapons, and 2nd in sparring. Now if you ask either Andy, Lil, Dave or I she should have won sparring. But we saw what the judges did not. But it was fun and she had a blast. The boys went with us and did great (another reason we didn't compete and onlu Izzy did). Lillian, CheChi, and Dave, Ti-Chi also went. Here are some of those pics.
yes the boys are sitting in a locker. It was cute. Xan would not smile for the camera. He kept waiting until after it flashed.
Umm what else has happened?.....
Oh we built a garden!
Andy is close to accusing me of becoming a very big tree-hugging hippie! I am determined to have some food that does not have gas caolories or really bad for us junk sprayed on them! So we shall see if I am successful. Andy has been so good about it. We bought used railway ties for the border from Menards. So the garden is 8.5x24 feet. Not huge but enough for us for now. Though I am quickly filling up the space. Here are some pics from construction. Lets see what else? ('ll take more pics when the rain lets up of our veggies!)
Oh I went to New York from April 19th to the 29th. I went with Dad, Ryan and Uncle Bruce to clean the barracks at to West Point Cadet camps. You know what, they are slobs!!!! You would think that they would pick up their trash a little! Heck, you would think they would pick up their money! We found a little over $50 just laying around. Some of which was in bills, and $10 was in a roll of quarters!!! So they bought us lunch a few times. Here are a few pics of some of the barracks we cleaned and hauled stuff up to! And one of dad in his don't let the bleach hit me clothes! and we also discovered that dad looks good with this hat! But West Point Museum wanted $35 for it!!!! So we brought the picture home, not the hat!
Oh and while we were in New York Xander broke his arm!!!!!!!! 2 days from coming home and him and Daddy were wrestling and flew off the bed. At first Andy said he thought it was his neck he heard, so a broken arm was a great relief!! But of course in true Xander style we had to be sedated to set and cast the arm. Poor little guy! So I got a phone call at 8 pm with lots of noise in the background, i could barley hear Andy. And found out that they were in the hospital. Lillian of course had met them there to help out. I was on facebook when this happened and Israel popped up a chat to c what i was doing and told him I was trying to find a flight home because of what had happened. So So being the good guy he is and adopted Uncle he went to meet Andy and help give him a blessing. He also took these first few pics.
Then here is a pic from about 10 days ago of Xander with his decorated plaster cast that is slowly being eaten away. Literally by Xan. Sersiously they put a plaster cast on a boy who ate his drywall in his room!!!! WHAT THE HECK????? But last Saturday we were at the Ward Spring Cleaning and he was entertaining himself in the shelter house. Well I should have guessed! He found a puddle! But he was trying to keep his arm out of it because he had his arm clear up in the air. It was when he got up we had an issue. He barley touched his elbow to the ground and it just sucked it up like a sponge, then of course laying it against his sopping wet clothes didn't help. So later that day we went to get a new cast. Again in Xander style we had to be sedated! His new cast is a pretty red fiberglass one. That one is scheduled to come off on June 2nd. YAY!!!! He can play in water again.
So that updates us for now!