Sunday, August 27, 2006


'We were created on purpose, so live on purpose!' -BeatBob

'...all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.' Col. 1:16b-17

Balloon Festival '06-Hosted by Plainville FD

The gang.


Tash and cotton candy! yum! (This is for the hotdog picture!!) ;o)

Getting ready for lift off...

Sunday, August 20, 2006


The greatest danger could be your stupidity. -Chinese fortune cookie

Friday, August 18, 2006


Smile birthday girl!! Haha, love this pix.:)

The life of the party.

Balloon heads! -No!, not AIR-heads!! (arent these balloons great?!-Dollar store!, love it!)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


~Lydia Elisabeth Howard

Unidentified Flying Burgers?

Funny looking, huh? Well, that's how Shady Glen in Manchester, CT. does their burgers! Crispy, then gooey cheese ruffled around a yummy burger!
We-that is, Kelly and I-had quite a time finding the place, driving back and forth, up and down, all-around Manchester,(due to MapQuest's terrible directions) while we were growing fainter by the minute, deprived of food after our 5 mile walk!! *gasp*!
But we made it! But then we didnt know how to order our food, b/c you see, it's an old 50's place, so there are no menus. You look at plaques on the wall, that were dispersed throughout the restaurant, although in some awkward viewing positions. Nonetheless!, we recieved our water in dixie cups--yes, dixie cups --(Another interesting happening), and our food arrived promptly, we scarfed it down with some milkshakes,--strawberry for me and Kelly had vanilla. yum! All in all, it was an interesting day! haha! But if you're looking for a new, neat place to eat, Shady Glen is the place! Definitely an experience you must try at least once!! :) The cheese, of course, is a show-stopper!! haha...

Sunday, August 13, 2006


'It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.' ~George Washington

MY NEW NIECE!!~Lydia Elisabeth Howard ~19" 7lbs. 3oz.

Here she is! Isnt she adorable?!

Lydia with her Auntie Lori. :) Sorry bout the goofy smile,haha!

Lydia Elisabeth ~with mommy's socked feet in the background!!

Mom is doing well, actually incredibly well!! They went to the hospital around 4am and Lydia was born by 4:45am!! Daddy and big brother William are happy and doing well too. I'm sure there will be more pictures to come. :)

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Finally, NYC Pics are In!

Old Glory!

This eagle monument respresents all servicemen who died while at sea.

Our ferry that took us to Liberty and Ellis Islands.

Tash, snapping a few shots while at Liberty Island. Hi Tashy!! :)

Once more for our Statue of Liberty!

Kitten Search Continues...meow?..

Well, yes, I'm still searching for a kitten to nuture! After various trips to the Human Society and PetsMart, I cant seem to be there at the right time, or else there's only the older cats left.
So today I stopped at a farm that had a "free kittens" sign, and there was a seedy-looking old guy who's nose hair had actually grown into his bushy mustache, as one!!! -Highy disturbing.- Then he shows me the kittens, who,the poor things, were being keep in a skunk trap-thing!! So that didnt really pan out well.
Then I was thinking about those older cats, nobody wants them. Everyone wants kittens. Including me! Which made me feel horrible! But I did see a year old cat at Pets Mart that was adorable... so I dont know. I mean, maybe I should be saving one of the older cats, ya know? If from anything, the Chinese restaurants!! jk! (eek!)
But if anyone knows anyone that has kittens, let me know! ! Thanks!! =^..^= meow..

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Tash and Me with the Statue of Liberty!!

Enjoying some ice cream at Ellis Island. (Excuse the flared nostrils- haha!)

-Here we are again...!

Sunday, August 06, 2006


'Your Christian growth does not come from spiritual knowledge; it comes from the application of that knowledge'.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

NYC Trip

This is just part of a wall at Ellis Island with thousands upon thousands of names of the immigrants that came through, with the Manhattan skyline in the back ground.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A Summer's Walk(just so you all know, I cant write poetry for beans!!)

Through the humid air I crawl,
It's like pushing against a wall.
But onward I press,
With my faithful friend at my side,
Panting at a steady rate,
Is all there is to hear.
Along the wooded edges,
I see a familiar sight,
Blackberry bushes almost all ripe!
To eat and eat, I wish I may, I wish I might,
Mmm, the juicy, sweet and tart type.
My friend gulped down a berry or two,
But we'd better keep going,
Dusk is fast approaching.
Down, and then Up the hill we climb,
Shadows darkening our path.
I quicken my steps,
A pink and black tongue begins to droop and drool,
As my pup lingers behind.
The bats flutter over head,
A sure sign of the night life awakening.
The home stretch we stride,
Until we reach our destination.
Accomplishment in our grasp,
We stop to drink and gasp,
A cool sip of water is all we need,
Before we relax...or maybe collapse!!