Friday, May 30, 2008

Deserves a re-post

When God Made Peace officers....

When the Lord was creating peace officers, He was into his sixth day of overtime when an Angel appeared and said,"Lord, you're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one." And the Lord said," have you read the specs on this order? A peace officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform. He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day. He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."
The Angel shook her head slowly and said,"six pairs of hands... no way."
"It's not the hands the causing me problems," said the Lord, " it's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have." "That's on the standard model?" asked the Angel. The Lord nodded,"One pair that sees through the bulge in a pocket before he asks,"May I see what's in there, sir?" Another pair in the side of his head for his partners safety. And another pair of eyes here in front, that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say,"You'll be all right ma'am,' when he knows she won't"
"Lord," said the Angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow." "I can't," said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident, and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck." The Angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly, "Can it think?" she asked.
"You bet," said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crimes; recite Miranda warnings in it's sleep; detain, investigative, search and arrest a gang member on the street, in less time that it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop... and still keeps its sense of humor. This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim's family, and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."
Finally, the Angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak!" she pronounced, "I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model." "That's not a leak," said the Lord, "It's a tear." "What's the tear for?" asked the Angel. "It's for bottled up emotions; for fallen comrades; for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American Flag; and for justice," said the Lord
"Your a genius," said the Angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there," He said.

Author Unknown-
A*L*A*D*S Dispatcher, December 2001
Volume XVIII Issue 8

Thursday, May 29, 2008

so cute!!!!

I made the outfit for the girls and Ashley made the bows!!


Code, What do you want to get your teacher?

The scented stuff that you put a Halloween candle underneath. She likes those and some chocolates.
Awwwwwwwwwww. he's so sweet.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

they have feathers



flip flop

I decorated one of kaitlens flipflops. I still need to do the other one. The aqua fabric is Tink and it'll match a summer dress im going to make her.


Monday, May 26, 2008

Afternoon Swim

Little miss abbie after she was done in the pool
she decided to play with the rocks
Today Ashley, the kids and I went for Mexican and then to her moms house to swim. After lots of horse play, whirlpools and trampoline jumps we got serious. lol. Cody has a slight water phobia. he wears a life vest and clings to the side of the pool. We then noticed he can actually touch the bottom with his head above water. So i said to him that the vest comes off. Ashley says to him that the vest comes off. He says no, NO!!!Noway...... and anything else he can think of while grabbing the pool. So i give him the 1,2,3 and with some crying and pleading (we are so mean) he takes it off. So we each take a hand an walk him across the pool and about half way there he starts jumping, bouncing, yelling (for fun) he was so flippin excited. he was free, free from the vest, free to move about the cabin. (lol, sorry had to say that) he was really enjoying himself. so we turn to kaitlen. Maniac kaitlen. In less than 5 minutes we had her swimming on her own. She can only do it under water. She's not that good above water. Matthew is somewhere in between cody and kaitlen. Abbie liked me to bounce her around the pool. Lily did great until she got cold. Thomas, well hes been swimming for 10 yrs now though he did step on a bee.



Memorial Day

David J. Conner
03/18/73 - 02/15/93
Matthew and I watched the video below 3 times in a row. He wanted to watch it one more time. Matthew had continuous questions and on one round of questions when it showed the flag covered caskets he asked whats that? I told him they had died and they were bringing them home. He said oh, the bad guys...... I told him no, sometimes the good guys die too.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sleepy heads

The other day Abigail and Matthew were laying on the couch and super tired. After a few minutes i looked over there and Matthew was snuggling her and she was out.
a couple minutes later he was out.
I was brave. Abbie was completely naked, no diaper and she didn't pee. whewww!


Thomas found a frog outside when we got out of the car tonight and another when we got to the door. So we brought them in and played with them for a bit.
the other day kaitlen gave matthew a little bit of a fat lip. (the bottom) its kinda hard to see. a tooth went in the back and front and i tried to get both in the pic but it really only shows the back one. the scratch on the upper lip is from Abigail. poor Matthew.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Don't forget why you have 3 days off


A tornado funnel touches down in Riverside, Calif. on Thursday, May 22,2008. A wild weather system lashed Southern California on Thursday with fierce thunderstorms that unleashed mudslides in wildfire-scarred canyons, spawned at least one tornado and dusted mountains and even low-lying communities with snow and hail.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

even better

Tina sent this today



Ashley getting the kids wet

Lol, deisel

Tina's dog diesel

It's 4 the kids

Hey Everyone!!

Please go check out this site. Its 4 the kids This all starts with Julian (need i say more??) This very talented person, Michelle, who fell in love with him (not hard to do). Haley and Mimi and all the other children and families affected by childhood cancer. So go read what its all about. Visit michelles site too and backtrack. They have ALOT planned, ALOT. things sometimes take time, but keep going back. Please.


He's all healed up. This was taken 11 days ago.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008




Click to enlarge :)

Kaitlen was catcher!!

Out of all the games i dint bring my camera. I was going to grab it but then i thought do i really need more of the same pics. THen she was the catcher today. Thankfully i had my phone.


Monday Night

LOL, Kaitlen and Megan being silly. Megan was brushing all the girls hair out.
Kailten and Ashley. Ashley looks like she spent the day at the beach, but nooooo thats 7 minutes at the tanning salon :O
Kailten, going for that not so Cindy Crawford look
Thomas in all his brilliance went and got himself a flash burn. It looks so much better in this pic. though he hopes the eyelid scars cause it looks cool. Did i ever tell you he wants to be a fire fighter?!
Blowing kisses
Piggy back rideAbigail and lilys foot.
More pics to follow sometime tomorrow. there was alot and some are pretty funny!!!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I was scrolling

through my blog and when i got to this entry it made me sad. We all were so hopeful. Don't think anyone thought Death was a possible outcome :( .....4-22-08

I dont know the result of the scan to see how the blood flow is going to leg/feet, but as of now she hasnt had amputation surgery, so it must have come back good/promising. I hope it stays that way and only improves.Tina was told that she had a small heart attack Thats upsetting. I don't want anything to set her back. I just want her to steadily improve and go home.Tina and Brian just told Alex about Sheila tonight and he is crushed, just real upset.Keep her in your prayers.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fri and Sat

Friday night we had the Hester Family over for dinner and Ashley is a kid magnet!! Look at abbie. She can not leave Lily alone.
Cody and his crab leg
Today we went to our nephews 3rd B-day.
My SIL made all the cakes, yummmm
Couldn't William and Matthew be twins.

William and William, Double trouble.
Matthews first name is William.