Saturday, July 26, 2008

Picture This!

For those of you who are wondering about my Picture This company I talk about, this dvd is the kind of stuff I do. I made this DVD invitation for my friend's son's Star Wars Birthday party. She is as crazy about birthdays as I am. I love it. I think it turned out well. Go check out my Picture This Blog to find other videos I've done.  Don't forget to tell your friends and family if they want a fun gift idea to give me a call!
Ryanne Day 435-862-7560

Also if anyone is interested I've started to playing around with some photography and for a small donation I would love some guinea pigs to work with.  So if you want an updated family picture or cute shots of the kids give me a call!  You can see some of my pictures on my picture this blogs also.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me in my passions to make my hobbies into my career!
p.s. Yes the one behind the mask is yours truly!

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Hillbilly Smoky Mountains!

So when I heard we were going to the Smoky Mountains National Park for our Day Family Reunion I was excited!  I truly had no idea what was in store!  I have been all over the Dixieland and never seen anything like this!  I am sure this is where Jeff Foxworthy gets most of his "You know you're a Redneck..." jokes.  (No offense to my fellow southerners!  I love the south!)

First stop matter where you are, North, South, East, or West you can find your local haven of Rednecks at Wally World!  

First question, "When was the last time you drove your dune buggy to the store? 
If you look close you will notice the gas tank is a keg.  Who knows, they may get better gas milage the all ya'll!

Do I really have to say anything about the bummer stickers!

I saw signs in the parking lot for airbrushed t-shirts and I thought to myself isn't that a little out dated, like the 80's?  Little did I know that Airbrushing is the "it" thing in this town and every store on the main street does it.  So if you have mad airbrushing skills and paint is running through your veins, this is the city for you!  The unicorn is my fav!
The main strip was like the Vegas of mini putt putts, and amusement park rides!
There was everything from buildings turned completely upside down, Elvis and Friends, 50 putt putts, 50 go cart tracks, and tons of confederates shops with Rebel flags that have deer in the middle of the flag, to the little chapel voted "Best" continuously from 2000 -2007!  I don't know who gets to vote because they must not want to hurt anyones feelings.  There was no second place here.  Everyone it the BEST! Also for those of you who didn't know Dollywood is here too!

All these exciting things where brought to you by the great city of Pigeon Forge TN!
Yet 5 miles up the street is a High Class city Gatlinbury TN.  It's like a Hillbilly Park City!  
They even have Hillbilly miniture golf.  It looked like you had to ride a old mining elevator up to the course!
Not quite sure, but I think in other countries cooter's means a special part of one's body!  
Here it is this fine mans name!
Not sure what they serve there but I'm pretty sure this lady ate there! 
"Check out her Cooter's!"  
It was a very fun trip!  Very Educational too!

I do have some more Redneck video but I can't get it to work so if I can get it to work look for an update!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Indiana Jones

Of course we lovvvvve birthday parties at our house! We plan them all year round. . . Well Teaghen and Taite do! Every year I think I have to one up the last party. It's a sick addiction! So when Teaghen said he wanted to do a Indiana Jones party my brain started to tick! We had everything from monkey brains, to the real Indiana Jones (aka Papa!)
We went to the splashpad, which is great for keeping the kids occupied while all of them arrived. Of course we had to do the tribal tattoos. Then we fished through monkey brains, eyeballs and a snake pit to find puzzle pieces, which revealed the location of the treasure.
Once they figured out where the treasure was, Indiana Jones was their guide that helped them get through the jungle, over the crocodile pit, crawl their way through the quicksand, and barely escaped from the scorpions, snakes, and fire ants to find...

One of the things I think I get more pleasure in then they do, is the cake! Teaghen's cake was the Temple of Doom with a bouncy ball covered in frosting and gram crackers, that was rolling after the Lego Indiana Jones.
The cake had a few casualties starting with the temple falling backwards off the cake, then the back of the cake came off due to holding up the Temple. Then the next morning before we left I caught Taite trying to hide in the fridge after he had taken a big bite out of the side of the cake! Man that kid is fast! He always knows he's in trouble because he closes his eye, thinking that when he opens them mom will be gone and no punishment will be administered! WRONG! I never seem to disappear, Strange! I know!
All in all Teaghen had another awesome birthday, and hopefully all were entertained! Thank you to everyone who helped me and who came! Teaghen has some great friends!

Happy 5th Birthday Teaghen!
p.s. Big Thanks to Indiana Jones (Papa)! You were awesome!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

One home found!

This is an update on our k-9 friends!
Rocco found a new home with an older couple who are addicted to the dog whisper! He will be a great dog for them. Her last dog died of cancer about three years ago, and she says she is finally emotionally ready for an new friend. I'm really happy for Rocco! Max is a little upset and let us know that someone was taking his buddy away. He is a little sad and lonely! I won't lie. I cried! I want to cry just thinking about him being gone, but this way Taite won't kill him (Taite is a little ruff on Rocco). Kristin the new owner, was very kind and did call us to tell us that Rocco is the new man of the house and he has already met the doggie neighbors on his walk. (They all go for group dog walks together.) I know he will get lots of love!

Max is still with us! I'm not sure if we are going to get rid of him yet. It was very hard to get rid of Rocco and I don't know if I can do it again. He is a really good dog for the boys. I just need to be better at giving him the attention he needs.

We have a Yorkie Terrier mix (Rocco) and a Puggle: half pug half beagle (Max) that have become good buddies and need a home that can take both. I feel like they need more attention then I can give them with my three busy boys. If you know anyone that would like some great dogs, please have them contact us. We have put an add on but I would feel better if whoever took them we knew or where recommended too. Rocco is not a great dog for small kids. I'm afraid that Taite is really going to hurt him which is another reason for giving them away. They are both house broken and I think they would be heart broken to be separated. They are great dogs and you will be rewarded with lots of kisses!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Not so funny! Actually really scary!

Yesterday I told the boys to go get in the car to go to the splash pad.  I followed behind them with Tavin and snapped him into his car seat.  I remembered something I had forgotten and ran back inside the house.  When I came out I saw Taite leaning over Tavin with a grape he had brought out from the house.  Teaghen immediately started to tell me that Taite was trying to feed Tavin a grape (let me remind you that Tavin is only 3 mths old).  I grabbed the grape away from Taite and chucked it on the lawn and lectured him about not feeding anything to Tavin or he could choke and die! 

I thought that was the end of that, until today I found the remnants of the grape in Tavin's
 diaper. I asked Teaghen if Tavin had swallowed the grape yesterday and he said yes. Then I asked him if he was choking on it and he said yes.  I was horrified!  We really try to watch Taite around Tavin, and I'm always on the defense, but thankfully I have Angels watching over him too.