Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Birthdays and Anniversaries...

I tease David about having it easy

when it comes to remembering my birthday and our anniversary.. Our birthdays are a day apart, and our wedding anniversary is right there in the middle, believe it or not :)

For our birthdays, Wanda at bible class made us a special cake, and we brought our own TRIPLE CHOCOLATE ( YUUUUMM ) cake with an appropriate candle ( LOL ) to Stephanie's house where we had a celebration with the family.

After eating, it was off to the pool in the back to watch Elizabeth's mad diving skillz.....

May we forever continue
through life's journey beside each other,

our hearts still filled with love, respect, and admiration,
as it was so many years ago.

May our caring for each other grow deeper;
may our love for each other grow stronger.

May our home be filled with hope, peace,
and love as it has been for

all these years we have shared together.
May we share just as many more.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


I expect all kinds of bugs and insects in the summer time

especially the dreaded chiggers and fire ants, but this one really took the cake.

We've been sitting out in the yard, enjoying the sunset, and then on into the greenhouse. There had been a bad storm with 65mph gusting winds the night before, and so we were kinda cleaning up, and the light had fallen, so we were putting that back up.

Then I felt something against my thigh in my jeans, and then a MASSIVE amount of pain.

Letti : " OWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!"
David : " WHAT??! WHAT?!?"
David : "WHERE?!?!?!"
Letti : "On my thigh!"
David : "WHAT!??!?! Take off your pants NOW!!"

So I proceed to grimace in extreme pain and start getting rid of my jeans..

David : "Shake it out! Shake it out!"
Letti : "OW OW OW .. It's painful and tingly!...It's definitely NOT a fire ant"

So I'm turning my pants inside out and shaking and shaking...meanwhile, a big angry welt develops on my thigh

and a freaking SCORPION drops onto the gravel below.

Letti: *blanches*
David: "EEEK!!!! Well, it's not getting away with stinging you!"

David proceeds to mash the scorpion up with a piece of rock and I'm hopping around in my underwear, yelping in pain.

So we run back into the house, David gets me to put some ice on it, which numbed some of the pain, and we start to look up "scorpion stings in Texas" on the internet. Thank God the one that the one that got me was not poisonous, but I was sooo freaking out by then, I was imagining all kinds of symptoms.

I manage to find some Solarcaine in the medicine cabinet, and spray a generous amount onto my thigh, and we sit down to dinner.

Letti : "Ow, it still hurts"
David : "Poor baby.. when do you think it got in your pants?!"
Letti : "I dunno. My jeans were hanging up in the bathroom till I put them on to come out into the yard"
David : "Well, you know scorpions and tarantulas and like that are known to come out from the woodwork right before/during a storm"
Letti : "ARGHH!! I think it went up my pant leg in the greenhouse"
David : "Surely not.. maybe it was in the house and crept up the jeans in the bathroom. You know we've found the cat trying to play with one, once in the house"
Letti : "ARRGGHHHH!!!! I'm never putting on pants ever AGAIN!!!"
David : "Honey, don't be silly. Hoy.. I'm making you paranoid about nothing"

*pause while we're eating*

David : "AAARRGGHHH!!!! There's something in my SHIRT!!!"
Letti : "ARRRGH!!"

David frantically gets his shirt off, and this dark creepy crawly bug drops onto the ground

David : "Now you've got ME paranoid about bugs in my shirt"
Letti : "I am NEVER putting on clothes ever again."
David : * rolls eyes *

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

I should call home more often

but I did yesterday to wish my dad a Happy Father's Day. Jumbledmind, my mom and dad had just had a Japanese conveyer belt style lunch and I was jealous on several different levels :). I miss home and my parents and sisters and brother, and ASIAN FOOD!

and Happy birthday, Tony, you goof. :)

“The father of a righteous man has great joy;
he who has a wise son delights in him.”
- Proverbs 23:24

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Overheard in our household

So I'm cooking in the kitchen

and David walks in with an incredulous look on his face...

David : "My wife is trying to sabotage me!!"
Letti : "Eh? What did I do this time :)"
David : "You put some cooking oil spray next to the Deet out on the landing !"
Letti : "Oh, I forgot to bring that in a while ago"
David : "Yeah! And I almost sprayed myself all over with cooking oil!"
Letti : *hehehehehe*

Random sightings this week :

Field of Golden Wheat