I usually end up being fairly happy with the pictures that the girls at Wal-Mart's photo studio take, I know how hard it is to take pictures of little kids, but this time she took 14 shots and only these 3 I felt were worth buying. I guess that's what I get for not wanting to spend a lot of money. I'm a good enough photographer I could just take them on my own, but then that never ends up happening and therefore no one in the family gets a photo. And truth be told I like having a 'professional' studio photo for the younger birthdays.
This is the 1st time I have had a picture taken with me and both the boys and I don't think either of them look like me. Alex is the closest, but I feel like I'm in a photo with 2 kids I picked up on the street. At least we all look cute. This is actually my favorite photo.
And you know if I purchase a photo shouldn't it look better in real life than when I edit it on my computer? The last one of Simon is adorable but I had to lighten it to get it to look better. What the heck, ya know. Oh, well. Enough about Picture Me Studios.
Last night was our school's athletic booster cash raffle party. You could purchase a ticket, that included a very nice meal, and then depending on the order number that you ticket is drawn you can win buku bucks ($2,500 or more depending on your luck). We didn't win crap. Joey's cousin and wife won $25. Yea for the Smith's!
Joey got totally wasted and is still in bed with a headache. He was hilarious. I thought one of the teachers at our table was going to get a face full of peanuts. She is our age and the neighbor to the above mentioned Smith's. So we run in the same circle, if we ran that is....any ways in the middle of the ticket drawing Hubs stood up and said, "You're gonna get this plate of nuts." And just stood there in a threating sort of way. I was all for him tossing his nuts but Cousin Smith was the sober one at the table and helped clicked my reasoning so I tried to get him to sit back down. All the way home we had to hear, "I was really going to through them at her."
We don't get out much at all and last night was a nice release. The winner of the grand prize was a farming family that has always been a big supporter of the athletic boosters. They just lost their dad/husband so it was very nice for someone like that from the community to win (since it couldn't be me).
Well, we finally get to slow down. Taylor has her last basketball game Monday, unless they win...it's our distric tournament. Laney, Mariah, and Dad have their last game Tuesday. We get a break until MS track starts the end of March/first of April.
Friday we are taking Simon to a Playhouse Disney show.
At the end of the month Alex, Mariah and I are going to see Katy Perry. The day of the concert is the start of our spring break. We are getting a room and going to go hang out before the show, party like rock stars and sleep in on the following day. I'm so glad we got our tickets last December because it's sold out!
Now if the flowers would just bloom and the sun shine every day.