Monday, February 25, 2013

I have something to blog about!!!

Soooooo, I am back!!
I have something to blog!!! So we left Sat. morning at 6:45 and drove until we got to the Moulton church, and had a great convention. Here was the cutest part:
Maggie and Wesley Denard and Addy Anders sang, "It's Bubbling," well, Maggie and Wesley did. Addy just stood there with the microphone and looked cute. Sooooooooooooo cute!!! Ha ha!
We stayed at the "Evangelist Quarters" in the fellowship hall Red Bay, about 45 minutes away from Moulton. The Red Bay church treated us really good. When we went into the kitchen, and had Coke and other sodas, peanut butter, jelly, bread, two kinds of cookies, chips, nacho dip, and other junk food. We ate and ate and ate and ate all that junk food...and I felt good for about ten minutes. We went to bed at 11:00 Sat. night, and then got up early again to go to the Russellville church Sunday morning, and then came back to the Red Bay church and ate junk food and slept. (for those who don't know, we really don't normally junk out like that)...:-) We went to Red Bay for Sun. evening service and then stayed one more night in the "EQ," we slept well. I woke up in a predicament. I was happy inside my warm sleeping bag, and the next thing I knew, Mom had my sleeping bag upside down, dragging the sleeping bag behind her around the fellowship hall, dragging poor Katie along with her. I was hanging on for DEAR LIFE!!!! She finally landed me on the cold tile floor. I held a grudge until breakfast. Why does life involve getting up??!!
I need support!! Well, the KCD needs support. And ideas. KCD stands for: "Katie's Clay Dept." I am going to start working on a project that will be very fun and hard. The five auxilaries of TCOG have leaders" ABM, (Allene Cox), CPMA, (Melvin Byers), SS, (Robert Strong Sr.), WMB, (Betty Bishop), and VLB, (Dustin Hays). I am planning on making each of those leaders out of clay. I need support!! BEcause this project is going to be very hard, trust me.
OK, We got home this afternoon, did school, ate dinner watched the Rifleman, and now I am blogging about everything that we have done. Not anymore! Ha!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Busy day ahead of me...

Because we were in TN, we missed a day in school, so I had to do double today. I am all done except for one lesson in math. I HATE math. Why do they have to teach us all this dumb stuff? Why do we have to know more than fractions, decimals, adding, subtracting, multiplication, and dividing? That is all you will ever need to know! Why do they throw in stupid stuff like algebra???
Why? Tomorrow we have to go to Moulton for District Convention, meaning we have to get up early, and drive all the way there, about two hours, and then drive to Red Bay, spend the night, get up early, go to Russelville for church, drive back to Red Bay, spend church there for the night, spend the night, drive all the way home Monday, and catch up on school. Uggh. Big day ahead.
OK, after two paragraphs of gripping, maybe I should look on the bright side. I love seeing Maggie and Wesley Denard and Addy Anders at Moulton. I don't have to deal with math or any other lessons for two days now. I enjoy traveling. I have to get up super duper early, but maybe Mom will let me sleep in a little bit on Monday. Oh well. Gotta' go!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Two reasons for the "Whoopsie" title:
  1. I did not take any pictures for this post, I wasn't thinking. I truly am my mother. And I get mad at her when she never has pictures on her blog!
  2. I am no longer the Super-Man of bloggers. Mom wo-oh, you will just hear about it in my post.
Since I don't have any pictures, I will just post a dog picture or two, to make you a little happier:
Anyone who hates or dislikes dogs will have to skip to the actual post. (That is talking to you Sis. Washburn):-) Hahaha!!

Hahahahahahaha!!!! Sooooooooooooo cute!!!!

Well anyway, Mom and us kids have been gone yesterday and today. Where were we? Cleveland Tennessee, that's where!!!! Why? Well, my Mom and Dad are connecting their new phones through my Grandma and Granddaddy's AT&T, and so the new phones were being shipped to Grandma's house. Both of their phones are really nice. We had a lot of fun there. Last night was Wednesday night, so of course there was church. Grandma Vicki had to teach a class at the Pelham Valley church, so Mom went with her and Granddaddy was stuck with us kids. After church, we came home. Guess what?!  We came home, and then in this order: got PJ's on, got Blue-Bell Ice-Cream, and watched TV until Grandma and Mom got home, at about 11:45 P.M. Granddad is a GREAT baby-sitte---oh yeah---kid-sitter. We watched Sue Thomas F.B. Eye first, and then the High Chapparal. Both were great and FUNNY shows. We got up today and waited and waited and waited and finally the phones were delivered. Soon after that we went to the AT&T store to activate the phones, stopped at Kohls and Target to buy baby gifts for the new cousin, Lydia Ruth. Soooooo cool!!! We were both born in February, and both of our middle names is Ruth!!!!!!!!! And then we went to Steak-n-Shake....mmmmmmmmmm.....

We drove back down, and now I am here, blogging and being ashamed because I missed a day in blogging, thanks to Mom. She wouldn't let me take my laptop up to TN. Oh-well.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Super Blogger!!!!

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's SUPER BLOGGER!!!!!!! Really. I LOVE this thing. I saw on the comment list that several people said something about me writing like my mother??? Is that a good thing??????????? Cuz' I have nooooooo idea!!!!

Oh yeah!!!! I have a new baby cousin as of this morning!!!! Lydia is a chubby, dark haired princess, or so I have heard. I haven't seen her yet.

I feel like this dog. Poor thing!!! Surrounded by schoolwork, and I'm not allowed to blog or play Ping-Pong in the Rec-room downstairs until I am done with school. Uggh. Who invented Algebra anyway??? Must have been some dude in an insane asylum that mixed letters with numbers, and everybody took him seriously. "Do you get it now?" Right Mom? HA! I love Kid Snippets. Health Quest, History, Geography, Language Arts, and Science are no better. Bible is OK. Uggh. Good thing I got done a little early today. More time for play!!!(I hope).

On Mom's blog, you can see my "Angry Birds Video Game." :-)

OK, so far, I am not so super at this. hmmmm....time to pick things up a little bit. The "Mother in Law" comic strip that I put on my blog a couple posts ago was super funny, good thing I don't have one yet. Grandma Vicki fills in for the soon to come mother in law with her "Evil Eye." I put that comic strip as my desktop background picture, but then I switched it to this one because I thought this one was funny too: (by the way, you have to click on the half of the image that you see, so it will bring up the whole thing.)
Garfield is sooooooo funny! I think I like him a little better than Sherman's Lagoon, it just depends on what I am in the mood for.

I have a problem. This blogging everyday thing is wearing me out. I have nothing to blog because I don't do anything here at the Monstrosity!(Someday, I might stop calling our house the Monstrosity). Well, I do things, but not anything that would interest you people. The things that we do at our house are do school, clean the house, listen to the boys wrestle,------wait a second!!!! What am I talking about!!!! I can play Ping-Pong, and Ski-ball and Darts, and Four-Square and----I am going to go see if the boys want to play Ping-Pong with me right now. You people need to come to my house and play all the games that I just mentioned and more!!!!!!!!!!! We could have sooooo much fun, and sometimes it is even more fun to watch other people play the games than actually playing them sometimes!!! I will say, it is quite entertaining to watch Grandma Vicki play Ping-Pong. But if you come watch, be sure to buy some ear-plugs. The screaming sometimes gets out of hand. :-)

OK, I guess that is it. I love getting comments about the posts and questions and answers and---Oh-well. I just LOOOOOOOOVE my blog!!!!!!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Double post???

Well, today I have to write about 2 days because I couldn't blog yesterday because it was Sunday. We had to get up at 7:00(do you know how early that is on my time schedule???) I am NOT a morning person. The good dream that I was having turned into my worst nightmare when I had to get up! We drove and drove and drove for what seemed like forever. We finally had to stop for gas, so Mom and us kids went in the gas station and got some Krispy-Kreme Doughnuts and drinks. Then we drove on till we got to the Lebanon church. It was really small, and so when Dad started preaching, when he stomped(which he did quite often), it felt like a massive earthquake. The building shook, and those stomps were loud!!! After church, we went to Don Chico's, a Mexican restaurant with the Cooks, our pastor and his wife in Lebanon. After that, we went to a different church, called Airport Chapel with the Cooks. The Cooks are trying to minister to this church and would have preached to them if there hadn't been this other guy from Mexico that was a minister. So he preached. Let us just say that our family is soooooooo glad that we are with The Church of God, and we realized it even more at that service. After that, we drove behind the Cooks to the Collinsville church. The Cooks went because they do not have church on Sunday night at Lebanon. Dad preached again. It wasn't as bad at Collinsville when he stomped, because the Collinsville church is a pretty good size. After church, they had dinner in the fellowship hall. All they had at that church were heat registers, so I was cold. I was stupid enough to stand by the one that the heat didn't go out, it went up, but I didn't know that at the time. We smelled something burning. ooops...... my hair wasn't on fire, but slightly singed at the ends. Luckily, no one said anything about the rest of the night, except my mother and brothers, who I am finally convinced after lots of thought that they do not love me anymore, because their daughter and sister is sooooooo stupid to set her hair on fire. :-) Just kidding. Sam said I smelled like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Mom told him that they did not smell like fire, and their hair wasn't singed. She gave me a grinning look. I now hate that look after last night. We drove home and got in late. I fed Julius and went to bed. I woke up this morning about 7:30? I think. I slept in a little more because now hate any time before 8:00 in the morning. I woke at about eight, and just lay down in bed, listening to the massive snores of my 9 year old little brother. I am not talking a few little snores here and there. They are not stop HUGE snores. 
We have the most interesting and sad and stupid experiences at our house. Take Joe, he is roasting a marshmallow that he got for is birthday over a candle right now.
If I post Garfield and other comics off and on, just either read it or overlook it.
 Well, I guess that is it. COMMENT!!!!  Oh yeah, Thank you Sis. Galives for starting to read my blog, and everyone else that reads my blog. I love you! COMMENT!!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I'm sooooo tired!!!!

Why? I will tell you why I am soooooooooooo tired........Because I stayed up until about 10 minutes till 12:00 last night. Why? Because it was Friday night, and that is the most favorite night of us kids, because the next day is Saturday, so we get to stay up late because we get to sleep in on Saturday. We had an interesting night. We went upstairs at about 7:30 I guess with Mint Cookies-n-Cream Blue-Bell Ice-Cream and watched the Great Locomotive Chase starring Fess Parker. Don't watch it. Not unless you want to see Fess Parker die, which I know we didn't. It was actually a true story about the Civil War. Interesting, but sad. Then us kids went to bed and read and read and read. Here is an interesting thought though. Sam only ever makes it about 20 minutes of reading on Friday night, before he is out. And normally, either Joe and I go to bed at the same time, or Joe stays up later than me. Not last night. Both of the boys fell asleep before I did. I wanted to make it to 12:00, but it was more than I could handle. We have been really busy and just plumb wore-out. :-)

I read Sherman's Lagoon most of the time that I was up. My four favorite types of comics would have to be Sherman's Lagoon, Garfield,(who doesn't like Garfield), Calvin and Hobbes, and Get Fuzzy. HAhahahahahahahaha!!!! They are always sooooooooooooooooooooooo funny. I photographed some of my favorite strips on Sherman's Lagoon last night:

If you have never read Sherman's Lagoon, I highly recommend it. It is soooooo funny!!!!

Joe is reading Mom's OLD blog, like when us kids were like, 4, 6, and 7, 5 years ago Grandma Vicki!!! He just read the part about May 7, 2008. If you don't know what happened on that day, I will tell you: DUSTIN HAYS DROPPED A BOULDER ON MY 6 YEAR OLD LITTLE BROTHER!!! Talk to him about it. :-) Really, Joe wasn't seriously hurt. He is alive and well.

Oh-well. I guess I had better go. I love my blog!!!!!


Friday, February 15, 2013

I'm just writing random stuff because I want to blog but I don't know what to blog! :-)

Well, I guess my day has been OK. I got up and came down stairs and started school. I did about half of it and needed help with the rest, but mom couldn't help me yet. So I took a break and went up stairs and spent the rest of the morning until about 11:00 reading and listening to VeggieTales. My brothers think that VeggieTales is  for babies. I must be a super baby because I love VeggieTales. I think that if my 35 year old mother can like VeggieTales, her 12 year old daughter should be able to like it too. I love to listen to VeggieTales on Spotify while I am cleaning the kitchen or doing my chores. But...anyway, I got a late birthday card from the VanDeventers. It had this Badge:
I had to post that. Thank you for the great badge! I'll have to keep this one.

This is the sign that I bought for my fish, Julius. Joe walked into my room one time and said: "Does that describe you or the fish?" Weirdo.

I'm really excited that my Papa Jerry is coming in March. We never get to see him and Grandma Bobbie. I guess he called on our birthday, but we were gone for most of the day, so I missed his call.

Sam has been dying for me to post some pictures of his Legos on the blog, so when he gets them ready, I will post some on the blog for him.

I bought Joe a birthday card that he really liked, I knew he would:


Oh-well. I had better go. Hope you like the post. If you do, comment.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Details on the B-day

Before I start on the details, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!
Sorry. I had to.

Well, here goes. If you have probably noticed, I LOVE MY BLOG!!!! But anyway, I promised that I would write about yesterday, (my birthday). I woke up at about 8:30 yesterday and came down stairs. When Joe finally came down, he told Mom good morning and then announced: "I have fully matured one year today," and then he turned to me and said: "and you're still a booger-brain!" Ha! How old is he? 3? We were both very excited about our birthday, but I was like, ecstatic! We finally left and went to Hoover. We went to several places, LifeWay Christian Bookstore, the Hoover County Library, Guitar Center(that was Joe's idea), Christmas Tree Shops,(for those who don't know, Christmas Tree Shops is not just Christmas stuff. They have great prices on great stuff, and they only have Christmas stuff at Christmas time), Sam's Club,(I love my cake!), and also Olive Garden. That dinner was soooooooooooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooooood!!!!

We got home and did random things, and then finally it was time for Joe's little party. We had just lit the candles on his pie(he wanted cherry pie instead of cake), when Grandma and Granddaddy showed up. We quickly ate the pie,(we were on a really tight time frame), and them opened presents. Joe got a hunting knife, a bag of marshmallows,(at his request), a floor lamp, Swedish Fish and a book light, a harmonica, and an IOU for an Auto Harp tuner. I went ahead and opened my presents from the family. I got a Coca-Cola calender, an entire case of Vanilla Coke,(thank you Grandma Vicki!), a VLB vest, another vest, a pattern and fabric for a purse, a night stand for my room by my bed, a table LED light with a fan, and Sam got me a book called Nighty-Nightmare by one of my most favorite authors. When we finished opening the gifts, Grandma Vicki, Mom and I went to the church to decorate for my party after church. We had a wonderful service. I am now an official VLB! After church, all of us went back to the fellowship hall for cake. Mom had something special for each of the birthday people, Tammy Washburn(50), Me(12), Joe(11), and Kody Ridlespurge(19). Then we all ate cake and talked for a little while. Katie Farr bought me these adorable PJ's, socks, and a great card! Thank you Katie!!!!! Well I guess that is about it. Oh yeah! After the paty at the church, we went to Bojangles with the Washburns. Yum! OK, I'm done. I hope that you have enjoyed my second post on my blog. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO HAPPY! I'm so happy! I'm so happy! I'm so happy! I'm SOOOOOOOOO happy!!!!!
VLB Pictures:

A happy Mom, a happy Dad, and a SUPER happy Katie
I am soooooooo happy that Grandma Vicki and Granddaddy could come...THANK YOU!!!!!
Granddaddy's Girl
The whole clan
What a great cake!!!
 My Mom and I
 Me and Granddaddy(did I mention he cheated)? You will have to talk to him about it. :-)
A special time for both of us.
The service was fantastic. All the VLB's were up there singing, the message was great, and the fellowship was so much fun! OK, there you have it! Pictures and details about yesterday. I'm SOOOOOOO happy!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Finally a VLB!!!

This is my brand new blog. I am very excited because I got it for my birthday, which is today. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to hurry because it is 10:39 right now, so I will just give a brief( if it can be brief) overview of my day. I will give further information, details, and pictures tomorrow. OK. Where to start? I had such a great day today. We went to Hoover, and went to Guitar Center, the Library, Olive Garden for lunch, (so good, by the way),  and Sam's Club to pick up my sweet VLB cake, (pictures tomorrow). Details tomorrow, you will have to wait. Before I go, I would like to thank Grandma Vicki for my VLB vest, and Mom, Dad, and Granddaddy for a great VLB service tonight. Granddaddy cheated. HE changed the VLB pledge to something totally different. HA! Oh-well. Don't worry. There will be lots of details and pictures tomorrow, don't be surprised. I'm so excited. AH! 10:49! OK, I really have to go now!!! Until tomorrow!