Monday, June 21, 2010

5 Stars and 5 Tissue Alert!

At the Judge house, the most played with toys are not very new. They have been around for years in fact. They are a Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and Bulls-Eye. Abby has been faithful to this bunch for quite a while now. In 2008, she added Lilli's name to the bottom of Woody"s and Buzz's boots with hers.

These are the toys that, on occasion, I have to pull out from underneath the pillow once Abby falls asleep. So you can only imagine....

2 little girls have been going crazy since Friday because ..... T@y Story 3 was released and we were not in the 1st showing! What even made it worse... Joey went with his friends to see it late Friday night!
So... after a yummy Father's Day dinner, we headed to the theater. I was smart and purchased the tickets yesterday morning at 7am! The theater was packed. Amazingly, just as many adults and teens as little kids in the show.

As expected, the movie received rave reviews from the entire Judge family! Abby did think there were a few "scary" moments... but that is was scary and great.

As for me... who is getting ready to send my first born off to University... well, lets just say I needed a few tissues for this one. It was brilliant and touching and funny! Loved it!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

With Great Joy, I SHOUT... Goodbye Pine Cones!!!

No more "pine cone picking up" in our backyard! Ha.... we just cut the last 5 pine trees down! YEAH!!! No more straw and cones to mess up my freshly coiffed lawn! And no worries during storms about falling trees!

Notice my 3 Japanese Cherry trees near the back fence line... I planted those last spring after the lightning exploded my wild cherry tree... sad day. Next spring... I am thinking that a Royal Empress, a few flowering Crabapples, and a pair of Teddy Bear Magnolias will be planted to replace the last 5 pines. Give me a couple years and the backyard will be glorious during the spring... dogwood, crape myrtle, cherry, crabapple, royal empress.... can't wait! : )

Jake is quickly settling back in his life as a "Judge".... loving all the attention that comes with a huge family!

The girls and I recently took a quick trip to Louisiana... my parents were watching my cousin's little girl while he and his wife were away for a few days. What fun we had! Ms. Bailey has to be the cutest little thing ever!

Other news... we are keeping busy with swimming for the "littles" until the end of June... then we are headed for Tennessee and North Carolina for a bit of vacation time.

Another bit of news.... Holly got a job! She earned so many great "opportunities" for educational travel this summer; however, she just wanted to "chill" with her friends and get a job. : ) I was thinking it might not happen as so many adults are filling the traditional teenage jobs... but she will start her new "career" this week. In her mind, she has already spent her first 3 paychecks! : ) I remember calculating my pay from my first job... I had allocated the first 3 months salary before I even started!

Joey is spending his summer at the gym and getting more and more excited about University. I have my "baby" for a very short 2 more months.

As for Daniel.... well, he is spending his second summer with my brother and his wife. Grandma and Grandpa are there also. He is the only child.... and I can imagine he is loving life as an only child right about now! Add - unlimited junk food and soda and no chores and no nagging mom.... and fishing and swimming and crabbing everyday... yep.... he is on cloud nine!

And to add "icing to his cake" ... he caught a 4.2 lb bass this week... yep... cloud nine!

Hey Daniel.... reality strikes in t-minus 3 weeks buddy! : ) See you then! hahahaha!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wait Just One Minute....

... It is summer. I thought I would be like the lady above... sitting in my hammock (ok - on the couch - I don't have a hammock) reading the summer away. Doesn't she look peaceful? Not a care in the world? Not a full schedule? Well, it seems she and I have very different lives! And...
I was WRONG! Seems I am busier now than a few weeks ago... I want to rest... just rest... and finish the book I started a few weeks ago! Summer... you are laughing at me ... I just know it!