Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mr. Boone

Our local high school is named after the explorer, Daniel Boone. You know, the guy with the coone skin cap. Daniel Boone grew up as a child in this area until he was older and moved to the Tennessee region. We have a homestead that you can go visit the house Daniel Boone lived in. The elementery schools always have field trips there.

My nephew, Kyle is a senior at Daniel Boone High School. He got to compete in a pageant called "Mr. Boone". It is similar to a beauty pageant, expcept with guys - and ALOT funnier!
There were about 15 guys who tried out. They put on dance routines and skits. Very impressive to see a bunch of teenage boys pull it off!
Kyles talent was pretending to sing to an Annie song while going thru a flip chart with hilarious sayings! This particular sign said "This pageant is SO RAVEN". One said "Does this dress make me look fat?"

For the swim suit competition, Kyle wore "Sponge Bob".
Kyle looked really handsome in his formal wear. All the guys had to answer a question that the girls presented.
Unfortunately Kyle didn't win, but we all had a great time watching him. If you knew Kyle two years ago you would not have thought he would ever do something like this. He was so shy. Now he is class President and a very outgoing, confident young man. I'm so proud of my nephew!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Zacharys Boo-Boo

Friday night began with a night out to the movies with two of my friends. We were celebrating Joette's birthday. When I got home at 9:30pm, Zachary was laying on the couch with a washcloth on his knee. Todd says "Honey, can you take a look at Zach. He fell outside while playing lacrosse." So I lift up the washcloth and was horrified! He had a gash in his knee with the skin scraped off and the muscle tissue visable. ICK! He also chipped his front tooth and hurt his thumb.

I didn't panic, but my adrenilin did get kicking. First I took him to Joettes house because her sister, Nikki is a nurse. I wanted to get an opinion to see if he needed stiches. Nikki works at Premier Medical Care, which is like an emergeny room if your doctors office is closed. Joette said Nikki was working, but they closed at 9pm. (It was now almost 10pm). Joette called Nikki and she got permission from the doctor to bring Zachary right in! I was so grateful! Nikki cleaned up his knee and the doctor put in 5 stiches. He got an x-ray of the thumb, but everything checked out okay.

Zach can't play lacrosse for a week, until the stiches are out. He is so bored right now, he is driving us crazy!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lacrosse 1982

I found an old picture from 1982. I'm the one with the lacrosse outfit on. (please don't make fun of my hair! lol) I played when I was in 9th grade. My sisters Tori and Tiffani are in the picture with me.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I recently got a pedicure. The color I picked out was thanks to another blogger. Please forgive me ~ I don't remember which blog! I just remember how awesome her toes looked when she got them done! So if you see this blog ~ and they are your toes ~ please take credit for this fabulous color!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

LAX style

Brandon's first game. He attempted the long pole for the first time, but wasn't quite sure of himself. He switched back to the regular stick and performed much better. He's a good little defenseman!

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter day. We went to church, ate lunch at Todd's parents, watched the kids have an Easter Egg hunt and then went home for a relaxing evening.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Girls night out at my favorite Italian restaurant!

Our waiter, Phil.

Joette was flirting with the waiter!

The guys stayed home to play poker and the girls went out for dinner. It was fun to go out and have excellent food, a fine wine and laugh like crazy!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

New York (Central Park)

Statue of Hans Christian Andersen (who wrote "The Ugly Duckling".

Happy Easter!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Candy Store

Dylans Candy Store is rumored to be the largest Candy store in New York. It is a three story building filled from top to bottom with CANDY! My chocolate senses were tingling a block away!!! It was such a cool store. I would recommend it to anyone who is visiting NY City. (3rd & 60th Sts).

We thought this was funny that Pia and her mom came all the way from Germany to visit NY and the "Candy Grass" was imported from Germany!

This is Pia!

Shelves were filled with different shapes and sizes of Gummi candy. I thought this one was the strangest!

Even the lights of the store were in the shape of lollypops!

I loved the T-shirts

Pia tried to get Ahren to try on candy PJs. He wouldn't do it, but did pose for the photo!

I thought Preppy would like the candy rain boots!

What a cool way to take a Bubble Bath!!

Todd made me take these photos!!

NO! I didn't buy them!

I didn't get the impression that Pia understood the meaning behind this Tshirt!!

I thought the bugs on the lollypops were cute.
I have more photos from our NY trip. Another post will be coming soon!