Monthly Archives: October 2008

I love my boys……….

My boys are two peas in a pod, so much alike it is scarey. They recognize cars like you would a movie star. They love being outside, getting dirty, smelling stinky, listening to good music, driving me crazy, and just being plain silly. They would rather be on their bicycles more then anything else, and they are just too cute for their own good. I wouldn’t trade them in for anything in the world……..

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Don’t be deceived this holiday season…..

 

Hmmmm, can we all get out of the rat race this year? Let’s hope so…………

RV Update October 2008

So here are a few pics of the RV as of lately. We have been painting, doing some exterior projects, and finally decorating it to make it feel like home.

We’ll be doing some more bedroom projects with the cabinets and flooring and will be packing it up for a weekend camping trip in a few days. We finally traded in our fave Subaru Outback for a 2003 Honda CRV 4WD that we should be able to easily use as a toad car.

Our plans are still to stay here in Plano for the next few months, selling, organizing, getting rid of more stuff, doing more projects, and lots of planning to allow us to hopefully hit the road Spring 2009.

I’ll do another post soon that details everything ” inside and out”, just wanted to get a few new pics up for you guys.

Trout Fishing in America at the Red River Revel Arts Festival

We took a little trip home to West Monroe over the weekend and stopped in Shreveport, LA to catch the very talented and entertaining duo, Trout Fishing in America at the Red River Revel arts festival. We’ve never seen these guys so we decided to try to make a stop in Shreveport to “catch” them and they didn’t disappoint! Nice fall weather, great artists, and some fun music made it a nice pit stop on the way back to Plano. Jeff was put on the spot at the juggling show for the kids, which was hilarious, only because he was up on stage and I wasn’t. Poor guy………. You can check out the video in the flickr pics. Of course I ran out of room on my memory card or I would have caught the whole thing, dernit!!!!!

See our pics of the revel here.

I’ve added a  very amateur video(oops) of a cool song they performed with the lyrics below, among some others such as “Alien In My Nose” and “My Hair Had a Party Last Night,” these guys have some funny stuff!

“Martin Luther King was a great man.
Started as a child with great big dreams.
He found words that changed people’s lives,
Said we could live together and we could be friends.

Rosa Parks wouldn’t back down.
Started as a child with great big dreams.
When they tried to send her to the back of the bus,
Rosa Parks spoke for all of us.

If it’s not easy to do, you’ve got to try a little harder.
If it’s tough to learn, you’ve got to get a little smarter.
Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks
Tried to bring us all together with their big, big hearts.

Martin Luther King took a hard road
It was the only way he could see.
He didn’t walk it all alone.
He walked that road with dignity.

Rosa Parks took the same path.
She helped clear it in her own way.
It wasn’t easy but it had to be done
Open that road for everyone.

If it’s not easy to do, you’ve got to try a little harder.
If it’s tough to learn, you’ve got to get a little smarter.
Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks
Tried to bring us all together with their big, big hearts.

Now we’ve got to learn to live together
We’re getting closer every day, I know
It started with a dream and a first step
But we’ve still got a long way to go.

So what can you do to make it better?
Hey, what can you do to make their dreams come true?
It may look like a mountain that can’t be moved
But you never know what a little push might do.

If it’s not easy to do, you’ve got to try a little harder.
If it’s tough to learn, you’ve got to get a little smarter.
Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks
Tried to bring us all together with their big, big hearts.”

[ Derived from a workshop at Sonora Elementary, Orange County, CA
(10.22.07)
Big Round World (2008)
Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks
Grimwood/Idlet (BMI) ©2008 Troutoons ]