GRRRRR....I still can't blog from my computer and I've been trying for a couple of days to blog from this (Mark's) computer, but it's not letting me upload any pictures STILL. Ya'll know how I feel about posts without pictures on my blog. Makes me nuts! So as your reading this boring post just try to imagine the cute pictures that could go along with it. :o)
Kyle finally got his drivers permit. Poor guy failed it twice and was too upset to go take it again. He put several months in between each test. While he was in the room doing the test my stomach was so nervous for him because I knew how important it was to him and how it would crush him to fail it again. He just really has a hard time with tests. My prayers were answered when he walked out with a HUGE smile on his face. I was so happy for him. There was another boy in there taking it for the third time as well and he passed too, so it was a good day for the both of them.
(imagine a cute picture of Kyle holding his permit)
Friday Mark and I went to go get in the new car for date night and the remote wouldn't unlock the doors. He used the key to unlock it and the alarm went off. He tried to put it in the ignition to disarm the alarm and no power whatsoever. We tried everything. We are still not sure why the anti theft was activated, but putting the key in should override it. Mark called Chevy and talked to several people over the next 2 hours...most of which had no clue what they were talking about. One lady actually said "maybe your battery in your remote is dead. They really don't last very long" Mark was like "Lady! The car is 2 days old, do you really think both remotes would die at the same time. My suburban remote is 10 years old and it still works. Put someone on the phone who know what their talking about." UGGG Seriously....nobody could help us. Finally they decided to send us a tow truck to pick it up. By this time Mark was livid from continually being disconnected every time they tried to transfer him to someone with knowledge. Plus it didn't help that the neighbors were ticked off because of the alarm. He finally disarmed the horn and we headed to town. The tow truck driver came and towed it to Casa Grande because it's their policy to tow it to the nearest dealership instead of where you purchased it. Since we were gone when he got here, Cole took pictures of it on the truck.
(imagine picture of new car on tow truck)
The driver locked both sets of keys in the car and there it sat all weekend in front of the Casa Grande dealership while I had to drive smelly carpet cleaning van again. They finally cut a new key for it on Monday and brought it into the bay. It started for them. I couldn't believe it. They hooked it up the the diagnostic thingie and it didn't show that there was anything wrong with it. So when they went to take it out of the bay it wouldn't start for them and the alarm went off. I was so glad it happened to them. They hooked it back up and there was a pinched wire in the steering column that wasn't allowing the signals to be sent out to the car. So now it's fixed and we picked it up last night, but the shop has actually had possession of it for longer than we have. CRAZY!
Saturday we went to my sister Coleen's house for a family BBQ. My niece and nephew,Kindra and Kayce (Julie's kids) just got here from Tennessee.I can't believe how much they've grown. It was great seeing them. I love listening to Kindra talk. She has the cutest southern accent. I love it! Coleen set up a huge blow up water slide in her back yard and the kids had a blast on that thing.
(imagine picture of tons of kids on water slide)
Saturday Mark sold one of his motorcycles. I could tell that he was a bit heart broken. He is glad to have the money to pay some bills, but he loves his bikes and misses it. So many fun memories for him. It's the one that he would let Chad ride and we'd go on double dates with Chad and Sandy. So sad!
(imagine a picture of all 4 of us on the 2 motorcycles)
Yesterday me and the little boys went on a field trip to Target to get bedding for their rooms. Cody had a bunk bed so we needed 2 sets for his room, but his was on clearance so we got a great deal. Going to Target with boys is not nearly as fun as going alone, so I don't recommend it. We've been cleaning house and setting up their rooms today. I haven't taken pictures of their rooms yet, and I'm tired of making you imagine pictures so I will share those later when and if I get some computer cooperation. After we're done cleaning we're going to pick up Kindra and Kayce for a sleepover. My whole family is coming to Maricopa to celebrate the 4th of July here. It should be a blast, except for the little fact that it's suppose to be 117 degrees, so if we don't melt, you'll be hearing more from me later.
P.S. A couple of you asked what kind of saw I was using to cut the flowers. It is a scroll saw. That one is a Ryobi. I really prefer my Delta scroll saw because the blades are a little thinner making it easier to make sharp turns, but the Ryobi is a little easier to change the blades. A scroll saw is really the only kind of saw crafters use because you can cut details. It's a lot like sewing, with the added fear of cutting a finger off. :o) I've put in thousands of cutting hours and have never been cut. However I have almost removed my fingerprints with my belt sander when a piece of wood went flying out of my hands.