Monday, May 25, 2009

Catching up with the Mil10s

Here are some pictures to share what you have been missing lateley.

The day before Easter our church sponsored a community egg hunt. It was c-r-o-w-d-e-d! We rushed over after a baseball game and made it just in time.
We love hosting Easter lunch at our house every year. So the Coke ham would not feel left out, EK hammed it up by wearing Uncle Justin's glasses during Easter lunch. Why is it that we find ourselves trading and trying on each other's glasses at family events?
Since it was raining, the Easter Sunday egg hunt was indoors. "Baby b" was the lucky volunteer this year to hunt eggs with EK. Here, they compare their winnings.
EK earned honors in the local PTA Cultural Arts competition and was recognized for his efforts by the school district’s Board of Trustees on April 21. Students are encouraged to pursue artistic expression through participation in the annual program. This year's theme was "WOW." EK was awarded the Overall Award of Excellence in the Visual Arts category in the Primary division. His entry advanced to state competition.
EK invited mom to a Mother's Day brunch at school.
What a face!

Thanks for catching up with us.

We are still here!

As you can see blog posting has not been happening lately. One post in May and I was only able to post that one as I sat in a movie theater waiting to see Star Trek (the first time!). I did not even finish the story that I started in that post. May is likely one of the busiest times in the mil10 house, followed by August. Why May? May picks up where April left off. In April Mr. and Mrs. mil10 are finishing out the month making final preparations planning for and administering the much loved (sure!) TAKS test to both of our campuses. Then May begins. Mother's Day, field days, awards assemblies, field trips, and parties. In addition, with baseball season in full swing during May, we have practice two nights a week and a game on Saturday. Don't forget to mow the yard once a week. Whew! That is a lot of activity. Not that we are busier that anyone else, we just have not had a lot of time for blogging.

Today is Memorial Day. We celebrated the day and took time to remember those that have given their lives serving our country with a pool party at Meem's and Peep's house. What a great time. The weather could not have been better. Three games of pool volleyball kept everyone engaged and having fun. Everyone contributed and brought different foods. Burgers, BBQ chicken, and mixed vegetables were cooked on the grill. Kara brought cupcakes - lots of cupcakes. She was inspired by a picture in a magazine she saw in a store recently. At the end of the day, there were still many cupcakes.Shannon brought banana pudding with a twist. Instead of using Nilla Wafers, she used Nutter Butter cookies. Everything tastes better with a little peanut butter! Modie made brownines that EK and I decorated with frosting and sprinkles.It is always fun to have a pool party. Food, fellowship, and family. They go together as well as red, white, and blue!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

As I sit here in the movie theater waiting to see the new Star Trek movie, I am reminded of a recent adventure experienced by the mil10 family.

There is a commercial for a nearby facility that hosts birthday parties while children play on an assortment of inflatables--bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses. We were there on the weekend that the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility collapsed due to high winds. I use that description because you may have heard about it in the news lately. I will talk more about that later.

We knew that there was a possibility of rain. In fact, I was at the event because I could not, despite my very sincere efforts, mow the yard due to the rain. We were all going to the birthday together.

We had been there a while when we saw the weather begin to worsen. We saw the skies darken. We saw all the ominous clouds rolling in. We heard the rain. I have not mentioned that we were in a metal building. Just a few steel beams and a few sheets of metal were protecting us from the weather outside. Several of us began to look for a weather update on our cell phones. We knew it was getting bad. Then it got worse!