Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The latest...

1. We just returned from vacation...we had the most fun and hilarious time. I cannot write about it because Tony says over the internet it will sound like I am exxagerating and making it up. He is right. Ask me about it in person. We rented a beach house sight unseen from a rental company over the internet...I advise you to never do this. Hopefully I will post pictures soon. We went with some of our best friends...we are even closer now. Sleeping in a house that might fall down at any moment and where you can't drink the water will do that for you. We would all do it again in a heart beat. Seriously...I have got some stories.

2. On the second day of our vacation Payton said..."you do not know how nice it is to get away from it all." The kid is 50 in a 5 year old body.

3. My sister told me over the weekend she joined facebook. Today I thought I would check and see her picture. You have to have a profile to check anothers profile...I entered my email and somehow clicked some button where it sent a "i want to be your facebook friend" to every person in my email address book. Thanks to all of you sweet people who responded. My profile on facebook says I turn 47 tomorrow...I wonder how many people will seriously think I am 47. Just an FYI I am not. Not that theres anything wrong with being 47.

4. Today I was bragging on Benjamin for doing a "big job" in the toilet. He looked up at me and said, "mom, if this makes you so happy...I bet I can make another one later."

5. Today we were out of orange juice so I gave the boys apple juice when they got up...Apple juice is not Payton's favorite but I had told him the situation and asked if he still wanted it, he said yes. I am big on them not wasting things after they have said they want something, I am not a fan of saying "I don't like this." so we have been working on other alternatives.He took one drink, wrinkled his nose and said, "My doctor said I should not have apple juice." This is not one of the alternatives we have worked on...

6. My mom has really been struggling with allergies out at the ranch. Her eyes itch, water, are painful etc...Today as we were driving home from walmart Benjamin said, "my eyes are burning so bad I am about to scratch them out.My allergies are killing me out here." Benjamin is a direct quoter with no allergies...We are learning to watch our words carefully around him.He loves to pull out lines whenever he has a crowd.

7. The beach that our house sat on allowed cars on it. A Ford Taurus nearly took out our sand castle...we laughed so hard we cried. You can't make things like this up.

Usually I write 10 things...a nice round number...tonight I will stick with 7 hoping to post more pictures later.

16 comments:

Sarah B said...

I love laughing out loud at your family's stories! I don't get to see you in person, so I beg you to at least share a few of the vacation stories online :) Glad you bonded more with your friends instead of it going the other way!

Chelsea said...

I'm in need of more vacation stories!! And, I have a feeling all of your readers are going to say the same thing. That sounds completely HILARIOUS! What great memories.

And, I really do think you could make a book from your boys' quotes. They make me smile every time. :)

Kelly said...

Come on, share some of the stories! :)

mindy tyndall said...

Waiting.....

Kendra said...

I'm with everyone else . . . TELL US ON PUBLIC INTERNET FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE!!! Yes!

And I'm with Chelsea - I feel a "book of Brooks Brothers Memoriors" (sp??) coming on every time you quote those two!

Sure do love you, and glad you had such a memorable vacation!

Amy Woods said...

STORIES!!!!

Courtney said...

You've baited us and we're going to need some beach stories. If you have any that top a car running down your sandcastle, we really need those quickly. I'm glad Payton was able to get a break from his stressful routine. :)

Mindy B said...

Love this post! I am cracking up right now! I am having a hard time posting on my site while little Bennett is in the hopital. Every time I look at Cade I say a prayer for Bennett and the Speck's. I also thank God for a healthy child. I'll get to posting soon.
By the way, Chris went to a Rangers game while we were in town visiting family and guess who was there on the filed before the game getting recognized for being an awesome teacher... NIKA! He about fell out of his seat! That girl is every where!
We'll be back in Nov and Dec, so maybe we can all meet up?

Mindy B said...

Oh yeah, one more thing... the Facebook comment really made me laugh. I'm not sure I get the Facebook way of life. Our teens love it of course. I'm still not sure how to IM properly!!! I'm so 1980's!!!!
Happy 47th!!!!

sj said...

Beck...the vacation stories must be shared...oh, my goodness...they are "laugh out louders"
...amazing...the stories are worth what ever you had to pay for the house!!!

ABL said...

i can't wait to hear more of the stories. i hope you at least have them written down somewhere so you can remember them all in detail. see you soon.

Murray & Jaime said...

I take it this won't be a place you end up recommending to us! Can't wait to hear the details!

I am so sorry that I once again forgot to call on your birthday!! I didn't realize you were that close to 50!! You look like you're in your early 30's (even late 20's!!). Hope it was a great day!!

Love you!

Giggi said...

Your stories are so funny. Can't wait to hear the vacation ones. My sisters still call Ray "Clark" (griswold) because our vacations never went quite as planned. Those are the best ones, or at least later they are!

Tam said...

I always hear about people who get a great deal on the internet. I am always scared that it will turn out so differently, so I pay more to go with what I think is s sure thing. Best way- go somewhere a good friend went last year that has the same taste a pocket book.

Amanda said...

I love reading your stories!! They always make me laugh!

Alyssa said...

I can't wait for more stories! It was so fun to see you today...I am so excited about living near you and your sweet family :)