Friday, August 31, 2012

Aloha Friday......

It's Friday and that can only mean one thing. It's time again for Aloha Friday. This week's question is:

In our techy filled world is there anything you do that is still old school? I am probably one of the few people who still use a personal paper calendar. I never gave it much thought until yesterday. I was at the Christian school trying to sign ny son up for classes while the Secretary was on the phone with the pre-school teacher. The teacher was trying to set up a time when I could come in and tour the school. I knew I had appointments on the days she wanted me to come in but couldn't remember the times they were. If I had them on my iphone I could have just pulled up ical and made the appointment. I personally just like to see it written down on paper somewhere. I feel I have a better chance at remembering something that way. Weird for someone who uses an iphone and facebooks,twitters,and checks her email when not home.

Don't forget to head over to Island's place and answer her question of the week.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


I learned this morning there is another Angel in heaven. My neighbor and good friend's daughter lost her baby at 39 weeks. She went in yesterday for her 39th week check up and they couldn't find a heartbeat. They are devastated. I ask you pray for the family. She also has 2 little boys who are having a hard time understanding where their baby brother is. I pray they find peace and comfort today.

Fly with the Angels Jax.......

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Look what is back in the stores!! Last year was the first I heard about these things but I couldn't get my hands on a single bag. They were sold out everywhere I went. A twitter friend told me she saw them selling on eBay for 20.00 and more a bag! I love my chocolate but not that much. HA!! If you haven't tried them yet,I highly recommend it. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Day Of School

Yesterday was the first day of school for us. We also had another first yesterday. For the first time in 15 years I only had one child going off to school. My older two are in college and I didn't send Bubby. Remember when we were agonizing over what to do with him? We decided to skip kindergarten and give him another year. If all goes well next year,he will be in first grade. Which means I only had one kid to take pictures of this year. The strangest feeling ever. Did I mention it also rained yesterday and today?? If you are wondering where her picture is she didn't want me to post it. Yet they post anything on facebook. Teens! In case you haven't noticed we are also one of the rare districts that go back before Labor Day. I have always hated that. Not this year. My youngest daughter has been so awful. Picking fights. Mouthing off. Her anxiety kicked in full force the week before school started. She's taking AP classes this year and has been stressing out. I'm hoping the school year gets better for her. Or it's going to be a really long year for the rest of us. UGH.

My oldest starts college tomorrow and our middle daughter goes on Thursday. I wonder if they will allow me to take pictures of them. Ummm......

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

We spent this past weekend in the mountains at my Hubby's hunting cabin. We had all of our kids,their boyfriends,hubby's uncle,cousin and her husband. No Internet,cable,or cell service! The closest town doesn't even have fast food places or coffee shops. It has nothing but a grocery store and two dollar general stores. It's a different way of living up there. This house is our neighbor. I kept calling it the little house on the big mountain. Ha!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Family weekend.....

We got up this morning at 6am to start our weekend in the mountains. A family weekend at Hubby's hunting cabin. When I say family,I mean family. Hubby's cousin, her husband and her Dad. Our oldest daughter Cheerleader and her boyfriend. Our daughter Tornado and her boyfriend. Our youngest daughter Foo and her friend. A jammed packed family weekend to celebrate Hubby's birthday. Hubby's cousin left for the cabin Thursday morning and our two oldest daughters left Thursday afternoon. We decided to leave Friday morning instead. Hubby wanted to leave Thursday but I know too much family time is not good for us. HA! After our 4 hour drive we arrived at the cabin. Did I mention it has no cable,Internet and no cell service?? There aren't even WiFi places in town. Actually the town doesn't even have a fast food place. It's that backwoods!! 

It should be an interesting night/weekend for the Burg family!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

It's how I'm functioning today. I just couldn't fall a sleep last night. I'm not sure if it was the massive storm that blew through or my dog having a fit because he was crated. I managed 4 hours of sleep. Needless to say I need my caffeine today. In case you are wondering, its a cookie crumble mocha frappacino. To say it was tasty was an understatement. Delish! Oh some of the Targets, that have a Starbucks in them are running a special. If you buy a drink before 2 pm they will stamp your receipt with a drink offer. Come back anytime within 14 days and get any handcrafted beverage for ....2.00!! Yep. You read that right! Awesome deal to say the least. I got a grande frappe for 2.11. Not too shabby.

P.S How cute is that bag!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Another Sunday

Guess where I was yesterday? I know it's hard to guess. Ha! The last few weeks we have spent some part of the weekend at the lake. I told hubby one more week at the lake and our family will be planning an intervention. It is also the second time we were stopped by the water police. When Hubby was loading the wave runner on the trailer he didn't have his life vest on. Apparently it's a big no no. Normally he does have it on but yesterday some boats blocked the waverunner on the dock and he had to drive it around the corner before he could get it on the trailer. We usually just pull it around with a rope. We cant figure out why a boater can drive a boat without a vest on but we couldn't move that jet ski without one on.

Since our friends didn't have their daughter with them and we only had Bubby with us we decided to stop for lunch. Afterwards we took our friends to the yummy cupcake place. Don't they look delish!!! The best cupcake (so far)is peanut butter crunch. I swear it tastes just like a butterfinger crunch bar. Thank goodness this place isn't near my house. I might need intervention for the cupcakes! Lake and cupcakes! I think we are starting to turn into boring people. Ha!

How was your weekend?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Aloha Friday.....

It's Friday and that can only mean one thing. It's time again for Aloha Friday. This week's question is:

Do you and your spouse have date nights? I was reading an article online and the writer was saying how she and her husband do not have date nights. As I was reading the article,it occurred to me, neither do we. I'm not sure why I never thought about that before. We have other friends who do,but we just never did. We married really young and had our girls after 2 1/2 years of marriage. When our last daughter was born we had 3 girls under 3 and 1/2 years old. I guess we just never had the time or the money. The money mostly. Through out the years we were always busy with the girls. Cheerleading,soccer,drama club and other activities seemed to eat up a lot of time. Not to mention Hubby was always busy working and I did a lot as a "single"parent. Now that the girls are older we seem to have a little more free time. Our youngest daughter is 16 almost 17. She works and drives not much she needs us for anymore. Hubby,our 5 year old and I are often by ourselves. It's weird. Very weird to go from constant chaos to having downtime. It is a nice change of pace especially when you have a stressful teenager that you live with. I find myself looking forward to our quiet time to recharge my batteries. I think it is also a nice benefit for our son who gets more on on one time with us.

Don't forget to head over to Island's place and answer her question of the week.

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

It's also picture less. I didn't take any pictures or edit any this week. Due to my 3 day migraine I got very little done this week. I'm still trying to catch up on emails. I hate days/weeks like that. Today was the first day I actually felt like I was back in the land of the living. Thank Goodness too. Tonight was the season finale of Dallas! You know how much I love that show. HA!!I spent most of the night flipping back and forth between that and the women's volleyball. Did you see that match??!! Awesome!

Ok. This chickie is heading to bed.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday night

We had another great day at the lake. I actually took pictures this time. I really need to get a waterproof camera. Unfortunately too much fun,too much sun,and too much wind just exhausted this gal. Hopefully I will be blogging about the weekend tomorrow. Between my headache and sunburn I am ready for bed. I don't think I can even stay up for the Olympics tonight. I know.

Happy Sunday....

Friday, August 3, 2012

Aloha Friday

It's Friday and that can only mean one thing. It's time again for Aloha Friday. This week's question is:

Are you a coffee or a tea drinker? Here at the Burg house we are a divided bunch. I am a coffee drinker. Hot and cold. Doesn't matter which one just as long as I get coffee into me. For some reason it makes my family happier when I have coffee in my system. :) My two youngest daughters are hot tea and ice coffee drinkers. My oldest prefers ice tea and ice coffee. Hubby was only a hot coffee drinker until I got a frappe machine and a Keurig coffee maker. Now whenever he hears either one brewing he's there with a cup waiting for some. HA!

Head over to Island's site and answer her question of the week.......

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

 Saturday we went to a Cupcake shop I have been dying to go to. Unfortunately the place is a hour from our house and I just haven't had time to visit it. We got Joyful almond,Maple Bacon,The Original,Red Velvet,Maple Bacon and Apple Pie. Every single one was delish,but I have to say my favorite one was this one......
Maple Bacon. As strange as it sounds it was so gooooood! I discovered on Saturday that this place is close to the lake where we go on the wave Runner. That's not good. HA!

Happy Wednesday!