Thursday, October 4, 2007

Never Ending Update!

The month of September has been extremely busy at the Alberts household. We decided that it was time to do some remodeling. As you can see from the pictures, we took down wall paper that had to be from the 70's and painted the room "brick red". We also got new carpeting throughout the entire house and painted one of our upstairs bedrooms a delicate yellow! My husband has worked very hard to improve our home! He even gutted out some old steps in the basement and built new ones.
While my husband worked in the house, I found the time to go to my nephews soccer game, and my cousins volleyball game. When my husband was not working in the house, he found the time
to sing in his band.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Even More Sad!

Friday was even more sad than Thursday. When my husband came home from work he discovered that the baby chipmunks did not make it. We we were heart broken. Then we noticed that one of our dogs destroyed a flower bed that we added to our back yard over the summer. Needless to say it was not a very good Friday evening. I did however manage to still take the dogs for their walk and do a little reading.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

So Sad!

The chippies are still with us. Although, I do not think they will be for long because they refuse to drink the milk we have been trying to give them! Yesterday, when we went to check on them, it looked like the mother had been in the box with them. We could only hope! Do we let them go and see if they can survive on their own? Or do we keep trying to get them to drink the milk? Either way, it's just so sad.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Rescue Mission

Yesterday our dog Newbie was barking like crazy in the backyard. When my husband looked out the window he noticed that she had dug a hole in the middle of the yard (which is nothing new), only this time there were three little black things crawling around. Well, we figured out that they were baby chipmunks!!! Today after we went looking for carpet my husband tried to give them some milk with a tiny eye dropper. The babies only got a couple drops each but it was better than nothing. Hopefully, we will be able to get them strong enough to survive on their own!

While my husband was feeding the babies, three deer ran through the front yard!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Soggy Sunday

I have not updated my blog in over a week so I thought it was the best thing to do on this rainy Sunday.
Throughout the week my husband and I ran through our normal routine.... get up for work, go to work, come home from work, eat dinner and go to bed!

Saturday I went to a baby shower with my mother-in-law. I got to meet more of my husbands family, which was very nice! They are all very nice people and I hope I get to see more of them. My husband stayed home and did yard work! He cut the grass, weeded, and even put in our new doggie door to the basement! He also cleaned the basement throughouly!!! Thank you for working so hard! I love you!

Friday after work I stayed and helped out with the pre-game cookout at Perry. There was great food, great people, and great fun! The Pirates came out on fire and won the game 41-15!!!

Before the game! My dad cooking at the pre-game cookout! I also ran into some of the girls on my basketball team! Here they are in their flag uniforms!!! They did an excellent job performing on the field!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Yesterday my hubby took the day off of work to seal coat the drive!!! For never having sealed the driveway on his own, he did an amazing job! He deserved a present so he decided to buy a base guitar! He plays an acoustic guitar already and thought it might be a good idea to learn how to play the base. It's always good to be versatile!!!

I worked all day, attended the fifth grade open house, and then stopped by to check out the varsity football scrimmage (which I thought started at 7 but it's started around 5:30). One of my younger cousins was at the scrimmage and I got to see her for a whole 30 seconds... regardless I was glad to see her!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Getting Old

Okay... today I had to make up part of a training that I missed last school year. Then I came home and had dinner with the hubby, which was the best dinner ever: chicken, rice a roni, and cottage cheese (YUM!!!), and then I went shopping with my mother in law for new school clothes (which I enjoyed thoroughly)! Most people that know me, know that I stay away from buying clothes that need to be ironed!!! However, you know I am getting old when I buy clothes that need ironed and then I come home and actually iron and outfit for work tomorrow!!! I already thought it was bad enough that this past Thanksgiving break, while my husband was hunting, that I stayed home on a Friday night!!! I actually called my parents and asked what was wrong with me??? Oh yeah... and somewhere in the mix I started reading and I actually love it! Well now I know (the ironing tops it off) that I'm getting old! Things will probably only get better, right?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Back To Normal

School is starting soon so it's time for things to get back to normal! Believe me I am not complaining!!! I am fortunate to have summers off! I just can't believe how tired I have been these last two days just trying to get back on the work schedule!!!
Today, I straightened the house and picked up some groceries that were needed before I am never home again! I also had enough energy to take the dogs for a run, make homemade taco's for dinner, and take a ride on the DRZ's with my husband! It was a great day!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Family Picnic

Today we went to my husband's cousins house for a family picnic!!! We had a wonderful time visiting with you! Thank you for inviting us to your beautiful home! We will have to get together again soon!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lazy Day

Today my husband and I woke up and rode our DRZ's to breakfast!!! Then we came home and watched a movie until it was time for my husband to get ready for the private party his band is playing this evening! I usually attend his shows but being that it is a private party and I won't know anyone there I decided it would be a good day to finish my book and lay in the pool!

The book I read was about a tragedy and about how life is pretty much taken for granted.... so I came across a quote that I thought would sum up my life and why I decided to create this blog in the first place!!! To share my adventures with you!

"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure". William Feather

Friday, August 10, 2007

Cutting The Grass

Today, when I finally woke up, I decided to cut the grass. When I walked outside to start HONEY DIPPING I noticed that there were about eight deer in my backyard. I took a couple of pictures and then decided that I would try to get a little closer... Of course the neighbor came home for lunch and had to rev up his motorcycle so by the time I tiptoed back to the barn the deer had run away. The Mama and the two babies didn't go to far and I was able to snap a shot of one of the babies eating in my woods.

Now I am off to sit in the sun and read my book: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

I recommend reading this one!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My Dogs

Today I took two of my dogs for a run to the park near my house. My German Shepard loves to swim so we always make a pit stop at the river. When I let her loose to jump in I didn't realize that after all the rain that she could be swept away!!! Thank God she is a good swimmer because she made it to the bank and decided to jump in for some more fun! The little beagle usually get her feet wet but she was smart enough to know that she would be swept away and would not be coming back.... so she just took a couple of sips of water and waited for the German Shepard to get done swimming! (The picture above is not from today!) We made our way back home in the 90 degree weather to find the fat beagle baking in the sun! I would have taken her to the park to but as you can see she definitely wouldn't have made it!

The Fat Beagle!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Weekend Update!!!

This past weekend was eventful!!! Friday was movie night with my hubby. Saturday my husband and I spent time in the pool all day, it was absolutely beautiful outside. After laying in the pool I went over to my girlfriends house for game night, which was a blast. Sunday I participated in the Perry Booster Club golf outing with my Uncle Louie, Uncle Paul, and my dad.

From left to right (My Uncle Paul, my dad, Uncle Louie, and me).
My Uncle Louie almost made the hole in one shot to win a brand new truck and because of that shot we won a SKINS and won back half of our money :)

Monday, July 30, 2007

White Water Rafting

July 26-28th 2007 I went to Ohio Pyle Pennsylvania for my first white water rafting experience! Although I had never been rafting before, I was able to guide our raft safely through the rapids in dangerous situations and conditions!!! My dad "the captain" of our raft and a good friend of his did a great job of helping me "the real captain" control the raft! There were fourteen members in our rafting trip, many of which have rafted before! They came prepared with their bailers and we all got thoroughly soaked! Thanks "GUYS"!!! The oldest member of our group was 77 and he enjoyed starting all the trouble as we made our way through the rapids. Don't worry everyone made it down the river in one piece!
I wanted to thank everyone for a great trip and all the work and efforts that were put into the trip to make it a great experience. I can't wait to camp through a monsoon again, eat endless amounts of food, have a couple of cocktails, and play corn hole with the corn hole king!!!

The oldest member of our group!

My Dad!

The group!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Summer Events through 7-25-07

July 15, 2007 My husbands band "Organic Soul" played out at the Wright Place. Friends and family came out to see the show! We hope you all come out again it won't be as fun without you!

July 13, 2007 Allison Cupach's graduation party. I can't believe my little cousins are already starting to graduate from high school! I'M GETTING OLD! The next graduate will be Haley, she's in the red tank top!! Good luck in your senior year!

Mark and Becky!

My dad (cowboy hat), mom and cousin PJ!

My cousins, aunt, stepmom and I!

July 8, 2007 we went to the little nephews 3rd birthday party! The little nephew is allergic to wheat and to many other things to list so everything needed to be made special, including the cake. His mother, god bless her, slaved in the kitchen all day to make sure her guest, as well as her son had something to eat while also being safe for all!

June something 07!!! Our favortie nephews came over to swim in the pool and ride the four wheeler! The little nephew had a great time. Unfortunately, the older nephew got sick! We enjoyed their company and can't wait to have them back.

The little nephew with his favorite uncle! It is true all men love toys!

June 29,2007 my mom and I went to Detriot Michigan for my college roommates wedding! We ate great food, had a couple of drinks, and danced the night away!

My college roomate! You looked beautiful! Congratulations!

June 23, 2007 my husband played acoustic guitar while singing for an entire night with the help of a friend. They did a great job just the two of them and had a great response from the crowd. Two of my high school friends from the "west side" came out to watch the the show with me! Thanks guys!

My high school friends and I!