life on the funny farm

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! And Happy Birthday to Fred my honey. And Happy Patrickmas Eve to my firstborn.

James and Julie seemed to enjoy their first Valentine's Day, first getting cards and some money in the mail from spoiling grandparents, then at school yesterday receiving cards and candy, then today getting a goodie bag from Mom and Dad with another card and a few sweets and things.

We actually have a pretty full house today, as our friends from NJ are spending the w/e with us. So this morning there were 11 Valentine treat bags set out on the breakfast table. K and M treated us to a wonderful homemade breakfast that took 2 1/2 dozen eggs, 2 lbs of bacon, a couple dozen pieces of bread, 40 sausages and more. Don't think I'll eat the rest of the day ......

Right now all the kids have completed their showers so they're all squeaky clean for the time being. As stereotypically cliche as this sounds, the girls are working quietly at the table creating crafts and the boys are playing video games, soon to be gearing up to run amok in the fields killing each other with paintball. Hey, they're all being quiet right now, so I'm not complaining.

Yet another treat from our friends, they'll be watching all 9 of the kids tonight so Fred and I can go out to dinner and a movie for his birthday. Better them than me. Everyone please say a quick prayer for them!

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