Friday, November 23, 2007
Posted by The Millard Family at 1:29 PM
The kids always have a good time making their posters to support their team. They usually don't spend more than 5 minutes watching the game. This is my 2 boys and my brothers 2 girls Abby you can see, Alyson is with her side to the camera.
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Saturday, October 27, 2007
We have been a busy family. Caleb packed up and went to Youth Challenge this week. That left me with out a babysitter. I packed Daniel up and sent him to Cincinnati to my friend's house for the night. I had to go get him on Friday. Of course, I had to stop by our house in Middletown to see if it was standing. I sure am praying that house sells soon.
So Daniel got lots of priveledges when big brother is out of the way. He talked his dad into taking the boat out on the water. Does it look like they are having fun? Well let me tell ya, I was having fun. I had the whole day to myself while they were doing all this. It was cold out there for them, but their smiles were warm!
By the way, I'm impressed that this photo was taken with Chris's cell phone. His phone takes good pictures.
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Sunday, October 21, 2007
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Thursday, October 18, 2007
The first Sunday we went to church when we moved to Newark I saw this bridge on the way to church. I knew then and there that I was going to do part of my fall photos with the boys on this bridge. Today was the day. I drove up there and couldn't find a place to park. I appeared to be private property, and judging by the size and grandeur of the house next to it, I probably shouldn't just make myself at home!
Let me explain something about my 13 year old. He says I embarrass him all the time. I mean he is embarrassed if I take the teller at McDonalds to task about my order! "Mom, of course they don't understand you! Everytime you drive up to one of these things you start talking in Chinese!" If I know a situation is coming up I just tell him to get down on the floor of the van because it "ain't gonna be pretty!" We do this in a lot of good fun, but bottom line, he is VERY 13!
o, back to the bridge. I couldn't find a place to park. Hmmmm, must be private property. So I started to drive away. I have been looking at this bridge for 4 months just knowing that I was going to take pictures there.
On a whim I whipped into the driveway of the grandiose house drove the paved drive all the way up to the house. Caleb is laying on the floor of the van! I got out of the van, up the steps and rang the doorbell. Ya know, one of those door bells that play Westminster Chimes...the whole thing, anyway, finally this nice looking man about late 50's early 60's answered the door and I stammered around (ya know, talking chinese as Caleb says) finally I got out that I would like to take some pictures on the bridge and did he have any objections to that. He said I could do it for a million dollars. I said I didn't have that much. (I would have to liquidate my off shore accounts, but I didn't want him to know that!) He said "OK, you can do it for free then."
Every year I take the boys out for their "photo shoot". I have home schooled them for 5 years. I have to be innovative to keep their pictures up to date. I like to use these pictures for my desktop photo, I set them up as screen savers and my main use for them is making cards. Every years when they make out their thank-you cards at Christmas I make one with their picture on it.
Here are some of my favorite ones.
Sometimes they are goofier than others. When I get one looking good the other one is all messed up. How do you moms that have more than 2 do it??
And the Little sweetheart!
Caleb on my bridge
Having trouble uploading the picture of the whole bridge. Guess I better let something waituntil next week.
You all have a good weekend. I work the weekend so I know I will be useless on Monday.
Sarah Derscheid (tacomom) you need to send me your blogsite url and your email address. you really had me going! I could not figure out who you were. I studied and studied your picture and still could not make it out.
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Monday, October 15, 2007
Hope all had a good weekend.
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Friday, October 12, 2007
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Thursday, October 11, 2007
We have arrived! I have never bought anything bigger than a book off Ebay. Well, can't say that anymore. My husband bought this boat. Chris and Caleb love to fish. Please pray for me because I hate cleaning those stinking things. I was happier when they were just doing "catch and release" Anyway...they have graduated to needing a boat. Ya know, they want to get the fish that aren't swiming by the shore. So, we now own a little 12ft long john-boat. I am happy that it is small for my novice boatmen! We have to drive to Chicago to get this thing this weekend. I'm lovin' it!
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Saturday, October 6, 2007
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
OK, I've been tagged. I guess that means to share 7 lesser known facts about myself. Hummm, I wonder if there are 7!!:-)
1. As much as everyone knows that I love coffee with french vanilla creamer in it, I usually only drink 1 cup a day. If I pour the second cup I usually don't make it through it. The exceptions being great with friends and exciting conversation or a wonderful too rich dessert!
2. While I read tons and piles, and even heaps (my husband would say) of Christian romance books, my very favorite author is John Grisham. I wish he could just be a writing machine and produce a book every year!
3. I take medicine for high blood pressure. A very boring fact, eh?
4. My parents divoriced when I was 9 and remarried when I was 38. Oops, now you know that I'm over 38! I know you're shocked!
5. Related to #4, I have a half brother. That means I am #2 of a family of 7. 4 boys and 3 girls.
6. I am a 3rd generation nurse. My mother is an LPN as was her mother. I declared one day ( around summer 1976) that I would NEVER be a nurse!! She said "you'll see!" I graduated from nursing school in May 1996.
7. Probably the least known fact about me is that I like rock music. I like all of it but usually curtail my listening to Christian music. My favorite CD right now is Toby Mac's "Portable Sounds" Don't listen!! It's rock!
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Friday, September 28, 2007
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