1. Just for the record.
I ran a bunch of errands yesterday and upon arriving home, went to get the baby out of the car and realized that I had completely forgotten to return the watermelon that was sitting in a beach pail in the back seat of the car. Realizing I couldn't leave it overnight in my CAR, I took a deep breath, put the baby back in the car (she was NOT happy!) and drove the watermelon back to the grocery store.
I waited in the service line and approached the counter.
"I have an exploding watermelon problem" I tried to explain to the two men behind the counter.
I lift the bucket and plop it onto the counter.
"I don't really want to exchange it, as I've had some watermelon problems lately... so can I just have a refund?"
They handed me the money without question.
"Do I need to sign a return form or anything?"
"No, I think this will suffice"
"Ok, great... and uh, you can keep the bucket"
Gabby Douglas... "I give all the Glory to God. It's a double blessing because all the glory goes up to him and the blessings fall down on me" (Upon winning the Gold)
3. Missy Franklin...
Her humility and contagious smile and good sportsmanship make me proud to be from the same country as this awesome Catholic School girl.
4. Michael Phelps...
5. Like this guy...
6. ...but I have to say that this face is even easier to look at! She's so cool she's gotta wear shades!
7. And the big thing that made me smile today?? That our new backyard finally doesn't look like a "jungle" but is clearing up and beginning ...I repeat "beginning" to look like a yard! This was our big project on Friday... er...with a little help from a hired excavator.
(see how tiny Shaun looks?)
Getting cleared out!
(This one was months ago BEFORE it got really badly overgrown. It was just STARTING to grow and by the time we were able to start on it... you couldn't have even seen through the foliage)