Thursday, November 30, 2006

Nothing to exciting

Well, we had a good Thanksgiving down in Klamath. It took a while to travel down as the roads were black ice for about 100 miles. But, thankfully, we had no trouble. We have been recovering a bit, Teagan had some sort of flu bug Saturday and generously passed it on to me. I think Blake might have had a touch of it also but we are all better, hopefully! It has been very cold here but it hasn't snowed yet. Which I think is a's fun to play in the snow but not fun to just go play outside in the cold. It was cold enough that they closed the job site Stan is on for two days. It was nice to have him home but we are hoping this doesn't continue. Three day work weeks are not exactly in our budget.
We are looking at some big changes soon. I will post more on those as they come up. We are excited to see God moving in our life even though we continue to get in His way.
Hopefully I will have some pictures soon. I know that the blog is boring without pictures. I don't know why but I have had a hard time posting them lately. I'll keep trying

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Once again we are hitting the road for Klamath Falls. This, however, is a unique trip as we will be traveling as a family and not just me and the kids. I can't wait!! Stan has only made the trip with Teagan and Blake one time and that was last December. I'm sure he is so excited to listen to Elmo's chart topping CD and Dumbo play over and over. I can not complain too much as we do have a DVD player in our suburban. What an invention!! I always thought I would be the parent to say no to one "Kids need to enjoy the ride and the sights!" HAHAHA....I need to enjoy the ride and if that means they watch Dumbo over and over for seven hours then so be it!

We will be enjoying Thanksgiving with our family, celebrating Benny's, my nephew, 11th birthday and the best of!!! My mom and I have been making it an annual tradition to get up early and head to Fred Meyer's sale. It's fantastic! I usually buy lots of socks because every sock in the store is half off. It's kind of scary, I get competitive on this shopping day. I want to be there the earliest and find the best deals.....stay out of my way! I almost look at it like hunting (bird hunting) have to get up really early to set up and scope out the hunting ground...and when the time is right you make your move.

I was also thinking about what I am thankful for this holiday season. I realized I have an amazing life. A few of the things I am thankful for are;
an amazing husband that always works hard, loves me and our kids and is a silly guy to be around; I have two (almost three, yikes!) fantastic children. They are not only the most beautiful kids but a true joy to be around; I also have a wonderful family, a mom that is always supportive and loving and while this is the third Thanksgiving without my dad, I am so thankful for all he gave me and the unconditional love he always showed; I am thankful for God's love and forgiveness; I also have a great family of in-laws, very loving and they are a silly group to be around, a very funny brother-in-law, and two amazing sister-in-laws.

I think my list could go on and on....

What are you thankful for?

Friday, November 17, 2006

The Spanish Computer

I reveived this as an email but thought it was good enough for the blog!

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine."House" for instance, is feminine: "la casa." "Pencil," however, is masculine: "el lapiz." A student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?" Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether "computer" should be a masculine or a feminine noun.Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
The men's group decided that "computer" should definitely be of the feminine gender ("la computadora"), because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic.
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval, AND 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ("el computador"), because:
1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves.
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; AND 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Extra, Extra, read all about it!

Some happy news from the Miller family...we are having another baby! Baby number three is on its way due to arrive in July!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Why, why, why??

So we have entered a new phase with Teagan........the why's! I thought maybe we would skip this entirely but I was dead wrong. She use to always ask "Mom, whatchya doin'?" So, silly me, assumed this would take the place of "Why, Mom?" Everything has been why, why, why. She isn't whining or sassy when she says this, she is just curious. But I'm running out of answers and patience. I don't know why sometimes......just because.....and I hate that! Here is just one example........"Mom can we have hot dogs for lunch?"..."No, honey, we don't have any hot dogs"..."Why don't we have any?"...."Because we ran out"....."Why did we run out?"....."We ate them all and I forgot to buy more"...."Why did you forget to buy more?"........and on and on and on......So I've been trying to come up with answers that are good but maybe can't lead to another question of why. Did you know you can't do that!! She can ask why no matter what answer you give her! It is amazing!!!!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

We are still here!

We are alive and well.........just slow at posting a new blog. We have just returned once again from Klamath Falls. We left on the 20th of October to go down for another visit and to spend time with Stan. Actually, Stan and I headed off to Reno for that weekend and left the kids with Grandma. It was a nice time for us, although I don't think we will go back anytime soon. Well, let me clarify......Stan won't go back anytime soon! He is good at making money and I am good at spending money.....sounds like a great balance if you ask me!
The rest of the time we spent just hanging out in Klamath Falls. We visited friends and family and took the kids to a great Harvest Party that is put on at the fairgrounds. The church we attended in Klamath, along with others, does a fantastic job with this every year.
Well....I'll try and get some new pictures up soon.