Saturday, August 30, 2008

Moonshine, IL

The Moonshine Store. Come early if you want a Moonburger because Helen shuts the grill off at 12:30. There was a geocaching event and a motorcycle event going on. Oh yeah, and we shattered the old record of 712 burgers. There was 858 burgers sold today.

Check out these lovely pink ammo boxes. Eric was lucky enough to win a regular green ammo box. Riley won a prize too. He has even tore it up already.

Mug Tree

On the way to the Moonshine event today, we had to make a stop to get a picture. Riley and Eric posed with the Mug Tree.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Hopefully I am doing this right. I guess we will see soon enough.
The family is doing good here. Donnie and Autumn are back to school. Autumn seems to be adjusting a bit better. She really loves her teacher! Donnie is still getting used to his class but is doing great. I think it is because Donnie's class size is bigger than Autumn's. Not to mention the fact that Autumn is in preschool 1/2 day and Donnie is all day first grade. Donnie has started soccer. He is so good at it and loves to play! Autumn will be able to play in the Spring. Donnie is in a more competitive group this year and they travel in the fall. I wasn't sure how it would work out with 2 kids in soccer since they would be in 2 different age groups. They don't travel in the Spring so it will be easier for me to have them both in soccer. I am still looking for an activity that Autumn absolutely loves. I may take her to the music store and she if she is more musical than athletic. She didn't want to do ballet again.
John is busy working as always. He is also taking classes so he can get his bachelors degree. I am so glad that the guard pays for that! Poor guy is always going. Whenever he gets free time he goes riding on his motorcycle with my Dad. I try not to nag him about all the unfinished projects he has at home. It's really hard at times.
I have been enjoying a bit of free time the last couple of days. I have 2 1/2 hours of peace and quiet while the kids are both at school. It makes it nice to get cleaning done in the house or to enjoy a good book. I love to read!! I have really been enjoying the Summer Olympics. I am still pretty behind in watching them but they are all recorded so I can fast forward thru anything I don't really want to watch. Well, I have probably bored you guys enough. Have a great day!! Amanda

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Swimming Party

Riley went to a swimming party this evening. He liked playing in the big mushroom. He also found someone's noodle and had fun with it. Water was too cold to be swimming though.

Wii Party

Randy, Dale & Eric attempting to play Rock Band.

Randy & Eric playing Rock Band. Riley was having a good time.

We finally got Amy to sing with the band. Now she wants to get Rock Band. She loved singing.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Summer Fun

This is my photo for the 5 Minutes for Mom Summer Fun Photo Contest. Riley and Alexis had just got done swimming and had to take a ride in the gator. Still in their suits and wrapped up in their beach towels.

Redneck Tailgate Party

Driving home from church one Sunday, this is what we saw. Two guys eating their lunch on the tailgate of a truck. If you look closely, the truck is sitting on a trailer hooked up to another truck. Sorry for the bug splatters and antenna, but I took the photo from my van in the passenger seat. :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

One Month

Brody is one month old today. He has his airplane outfit on just for Grandpa.