Photos courtesy of Ryan Prouty

Monday, February 23, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Its Monday again, and I know you know by now what that means! Time for purging of consciences by being brutally honest in a backhanded, dishonest sort of way and confessing what happened to me last week by saying it didn't happen. Now that you are thoroughly confused, my work here is done! Now you will have NO idea what to think about what I am about to post here! If you want to see what others are denying, head over to MckMama's blog and check it out. Or read the rules and consider playing along yourself!

I did not just end almost every sentence with an exclamation mark. I do not overuse them on a regular basis. I have not tried to use them less but do not feel that writing without them lacks emotion!!! See what I mean??!? I did not take just take this picture because of where Holden's baseball pants were made. I did not include it for my friend Lisa to tell her I was thinking about her since receiving something made in the country they are waiting to adopt from! I am not hoping your wait for your "S" from El Salvador is short!

Gabriel did not take this picture from an airplane on Saturday. This is not our neighborhood. I wouldn't show you which house was ours, but that would require me to figure out those cool features of Picasa or some other photo editing software that I haven't got a clue about. I have all the time in the world to be editing my photos. I do it all the time. I would never post a picture SOOC (straight out of the camera as MckMama calls it)!! We are not 4 doors left of the empty lot near the bottom left corner. Its not easier to see if you click on the photo!
This is not Jeff Yannucceillo, he is not a pilot at Agape. Jeff did not just happen to be going up over Venice on Saturday to get some pictures and did not agree to take some of our kids. I did not send 3/4 of them up with Jeff and think later about something happening. I don't ever think THOSE types of thoughts. I did not think to myself that I was thankful that neither Paul or I had done anything permanent to keep us from having more kids. That was not more information than you ever wanted, I am sure!This is not them enjoying their flight without a care in the world!

Our church's softball team did not get CRUSHED on Friday night. I was not scared to death to be playing 2nd base. I did not have a blast at that position. It was not just the right amount of action, and I was not so thankful that the pop fly hit right at me was high enough for Matt who was playing shortstop to come and catch it for me! I am not chicken to catch those myself!
Going through the line, slapping hands and saying "Good game" did not bring back a flood of childhood memories! I am not excited for next Friday night! By the way, if you do not know us well enough, you are probably not wondering what happened to waffle night if we are playing softball on Friday nights. I certainly do not want you worrying about it, so I will not tell you that we have moved it to Saturday night. There, I am sure you will not sleep better knowing that!
I did not want to update you on the latest with my business venture. I have not currently sold 38 cleaning systems! We are not checking into having a printer do all the cards and dividers because this printing and cutting is not getting OLD fast! I am not building fabulous triceps with the paper cutter though :o) I did not send 12 systems back to Iowa for anyone interested in saving the shipping costs! Do not let me know ASAP if you want one! If you do not already have one, DO NOT tell all your friends and neighbors how much you love it! Word of mouth has not already gotten me a few sales (thanks Cindy). Do not go to my website to check out the colors available--since having a cute tin that matches your kitchen is really what its all about anyway!! There's those !! again!!

That is all I have this week. I wasn't sure if I had any material last night and considered not participating. But I haven't missed a week since she started this crazy carnival, and doggoneit, I wasn't gonna start now! Hope you've had a great week, happy not me-ing!


2Corinth1:4mom said...

I am not scared of church softball! I did not try to catch a ball with my ear - so kudos to you for giving it a go.

I also have not worried about my punctuation; I do not love semi-colons and exclamation marks!!!

Thanks for the smiles! (See there it is again)

Anonymous said...

I did not laugh at the thought of YOU being afraid to catch a pop fly. I could not relate at all. I was not glad to hear that waffle night lives on. I am not counting the days until you come...8!!
love you!

sara said...

I did not completely chuckle through my Monday morning chai while reading your post :)

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh! I refuse to play softball!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, your children are so bright-eyed and beautiful. They look right at home with the earphones and mikes on in the air. Great photo Riley, we found your house right away. Thank you for a great blog. Travis, believe it or not, I played abit of ball myself and too prayed that the ball would not come my way. After that, catch was about my only part of soft (base)ball. Love to all.
G & P P.

Rikki said...

I love the exclamation point, too!!!! :) And, we aren't supposed to post pics SOOC? Woops. I love reading these Monday confessions--transparency is good!! (see...exclamation points!)

The Gradys said...

LOVE the pictures of them on the airplane - they look so carefree and happy!! How cool!!

Marner Family said...

I am right there with you on the exclamation point ... I use it all to often but I really do feel that way!

I can't believe baseball is starting for you guys already! WOW, Camden cannot wait until this season starts again. Take care, the sun is shinning here and it is almost 60 degrees ... heat wave in Feb for Iowa! Love it. -b

Lisa said...

Oh, when your blog opened the first thing I saw was the word "El Salvador". Thank you for thinking of our little "S" when the baseball pants arrived, bless you!!
I am all about !!!!!'s you can never use enough.
The photos from the plane are fabulous!!!! love ya