Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wrapping Up for the Big Move

Need I say more...

The Best of Both Worlds...

On our obligatory trip to Sedalia for Thanksgiving, we noted the preceding pictures. In order to not "Pick On" anyone of the towns we are from (Sedalia usually receives the brunt of these endeavors) we published these two pictures.
Let's first focus on the sale at the cemetery. To me, this sounds like a good reason to "off" the loved one in your family that has the greatest amount of insurance lined up. Heck, on top of the insurance payout, you'll get a hell of a deal on the cremation! The icing on the cake is, you won't even have to bury them, you can dump their carbon in their cremation garden and everything turns out rosy!
If anyone goes missing on Route B, I'd investigate out of towners!
The guttering place deserves the most criticism. I consider the cemetery's attempt to drum up business, honorable. The guttering place can't make that claim. If you look close, this is a case of do what I say and not what I do. Look at the gutters on the business claiming to be a guttering business. "Half off" gutters in this case would have at least made them look like they've attempted to be good stewards of our storm water. Damn Jeffersoncitians.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


We started packing this weekend! We have rented two storage garages to put most of our stuff in. We are only going to be taking the essentials to the “Orchard House”. I call it the Orchard Hose because it is on Orchard St. and I just think it is a pretty cute name. It is really hard to decide what to take because we are clueless on knowing how long we are going to live there. Our basement is ¾ cleaned out. Now it is time to start working on the main floor. The “big moving day” isn’t until December 6 however, we are going to move as much as we can before then just to make it a little easier on everyone. Closing day on our house is December 12.

Packing is a lot of work with three kids. Claire decided she wanted to take a break and play “dress-up” this is what she came up with. I think she looks like she should be in the Kiss band. Klein was an extremely good baby this weekend so I was able to help out too. However, I must say Patrick did most of the work. Thanks Honey!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Welcome Home Daddy!

Patrick just got back from being in Florida for 4 nights. In between his meetings, he was able to watch the space shuttle launch. He brought home ice cream like they eat on the shuttle. It was “yummy and good and I wish I could have some more” said Claire.

The kids surprised daddy with a welcome home sign. Daddy- you better take us with you next time!

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Little Helpers

Claire and Truman were trying to help me give Klein a bath the other night and well, they were more trouble than help. They were trying to get in the bathtub and just were not listing to me (as usual). So, I told them if they wanted to play in the bath so bad they could just clean it. To my surprise, they left the bathroom and came back with dishtowels. I asked them what they were going to do with the towels and they said “clean the bathtub!” And they did.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Throwing in the Towel

I have been trying to scrapbook for the past seven years and well, I have finally given up. I am not the most creative person so putting together even one page can take me up to an hour. So, I have thrown in the towel!

I went to Target and bought a photo album for each kid. Claire has been very helpful in organizing all of the photos and putting them in the album. Claire’s is complete and we need to buy another one. Truman’s photos have been picked out but still not in the book. Klein’s is up-to-day. Now I just need to find the time to journal by each photo. Check back with me in seven more years, I should be done by then.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Falling into Fun!

Patrick and the kids raked leaves at the cabin while Klein and I sat inside by the fire. However; as you can see it wasn't all work and no play for the three big kids.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Salute to Daddy

Patrick LOVES to search online for funny saying on t-shirts. He has even come up with a few designs himself. Klein has several cute shirts so I thought I would post them to share with everyone.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Where's My Pumpkin!

Claire and Truman had a blast at their school Halloween parties! Unfortunately, Truman got sick with a stomach virus right before it was time to go trick –or-treating. So, Claire and I headed out to get some candy. She is the best big sister – she was trick-or-treating for Truman too.

As for Klein, he slept through all of the excitement.