Photos courtesy of Ryan Prouty

Monday, December 22, 2008

Not me! Monday

Okay, it has notbeen a crazy day, and I didn't realize it was actually Monday until just now...I mean I did NOT forget it was Monday and that I had a post to write. This will not be a minimal post since I officially have only 58 minutes to get it done to officially write it on Monday. Head over to MckMama's site for a list of other's Not Me's! It is not SO much fun!

I did not spend the morning helping my friend pack to move to the Dominican Republic. My children did not come with helpful would I be with 4 kids in tow?? They did not swim next door in the heated pool while I helped. They did not get bored of swimming after a short while. Good thing they came right over and were worker bees...yeah, not so much...but they did do some work stacking up the garage sale boxes:

I did not travel to St. Petersburg to pick up my mom and sister at the airport today!! We did not get stuck in traffic, taking 20 minutes to go 2 miles because a trailer did not come unhooked from the truck pulling it and end up flipping upside down across 2 lanes of traffic on I-75. I did not get stressed about being late to the airport...especially since I had been there so many times and did not have to navigate there myself holding the directions on the steering wheel because I didn't trust anyone to read them to me. We did not drive over a beautiful bridge, and I certainly did not snap ANY pictures while I was driving...but if I did, here is what they would have looked like:

First, the wreckage that did not cause us to drive 2 miles slower than Gabe and I could have ran it

Coming up on a really pretty bridge...behind the trees...try again:

Got it that time!

Riley actually took this one...he's turning into a photographer wannabe too!

We did not pull up to the airport terminal mere moments after they landed and collected their bags in spite of the traffic jam! You can see, they were not happy to see us!

We did not take the kids to the Manatee viewing area near the power plant so we could hang out (for free) with some missionary friends of my sister's who she worked with in Thailand. We did not then drag 7 kids around Tampa looking for a Thai restaurant. We did not eat at a sort of pricey Thai restaurant with our starving kids when a Chinese restaurant 2 doors down had a kids eat free special going on, just because the adults wanted Thai food.The power plant heats the water in this area of Tampa Bay, attracting the Manatee to hang out there when the water temperature gets "cold" by Florida terms

These are JoDee's friends from Thailand, Jamie and Anita and their children. We had so much fun with them and I really enjoyed finally meeting them!

We did not rock out in the van to Catchafire (Whoopsi Daisy) while the kids were all sleeping.

We did not realize that we do not have "Twas the Night Before Christmas" committed to memory. We did not resolve to google it when we got to the house. JoDee and I did not laugh hysterically after Mom agreed that was a good idea when I whispered to her "As if she knows what that is!" We did not promptly forget to google it when we got to the house...

I did not discover yesterday that the hydrocortisone cream I have been using for some time expired June of 1996. Wow, I bet unexpired stuff would really help itching from bug bites (I am NOT a bug magnet)!

Okay, I just couldn't let a Monday get away from me, but I promise I will do better next week, what have you not been up to lately??


Mrs B said...

Wouldn't it be nice if we always forgot it was Monday?

Stephanie said...

So glad they made it there safe! Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your time together!

cindy said...

The Tampa Bay bridge is amazing. When we went over it, we stopped and got out on the sides and I didn't want to leave, it was just beautiful. I never tire of looking at the ocen. My kids are currently out sledding. Have fun swimming on Christmas.

Richard and Becky said...

We DID NOT love the package you sent!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Hope your Christmas was relaxing and enjoyable as you celebrated our Savior's birth! Check out our site for pictures ;0)
Love, a mom of superheros.

sara said...

LOL!! We also did nOT enjoy a package from your clan!! I am NOT eating Swedish Fish right now, nope, not on my fourth package at 4 in the morning, NOT ME!!!

Hoping you are having a good time with your Mom & Sis!! Merry Christmas!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

How cool is that!?! Those were MANATEES!! I have never seen one before outside of television, and I guess your photos count as "seeing" one now! LOL And now I'm singing Barbara Manatee song....

Loved your Not Mes!