Saturday, October 16, 2010

Up on the Rooftop

Mom, I have a confession to make. It follows thusly:

When I was younger, and we were living in our house in Yukon, I figured something out; I could sneak out of my bedroom window. Bet you never knew that. I can't recall how often I did it, but often enough. If you're properly shocked, I'll move on.

Remember how the chimney was right outside of the big window? That was as far as I sneaked. I climbed over the sill, onto the roof, and I'd snuggle into that corner. Then I'd spend awhile just thinking. Sometimes I crawled over a bit to be out of view from Kelly and Mary; and, yes, I crawled, because I was scared of falling to my death from off that two-foot section of roof.

Mom, I have a bigger confession.

April and Marcy came to stay the night with us girls one weekend in the summer. I don't know if it was premeditated or if we did it spur of the moment, but April, Marcy, Kelly, Mary, Beth and I ended up having a party that night. Remember how once you cleared that two-foot section of roof, it then swooped down into that rather large area just above the garage? Yeah. That was were our party was located. Around midnight. Mom. We had Dr. Pepper. And a radio. And a camera.

Some of us girls still have photos of the first time we Roof Partied...actually, maybe it was the second or third if you want proof that we were drinking Dr. Pepper and not something more adult, we've got it. Of course that changed once we got a little older. Okay, I'm totally joking! We never had age-inappropriate beverages on the roof in Yukon. We did, however, have the constant nagging fear that we were going to be discovered by you or Dad. That fear was usually what ended up chasing us back into the bedroom. Well, that and the fear of falling through the roof and into the garage.

So, Mother--and Dad--if ever you were awakened to the sound of strange noises from above or the playing of far-off music; you weren't going crazy, the house wasn't possessed, and no one was attempting to break-in. It was simply your daughters and nieces making memories. And we loved every minute of it.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Good Quote

The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

~Oscar Wilde

Friday, April 18, 2008

It's about time...

For the sake of all concerned, life will now return to normalcy.


Monday, October 22, 2007

What Used to Be...

I used to spend so much time writing for my blog. It used to be fun. What happened to those days? Oh. Yeah. I also used to have a computer at my house, and now I don't. *That's* what happened to those days.

I want to post a photo. I'm going to go find one...
ch. Now, why did it post up there? I wanted it in the middle. Oh well.
Those are the Chipotle Girls. Woo hoo!! Ginny, Holly, me, Tess and Brittany. Good times in CO, man. ::sigh:: I had so much fun that weekend. For the first time in my life I actually saw a ski shop. Being as how I'm an Oklahoman, I had never seen one before. And it was weird. 'Cause it was the middle of summer. I can't wait to go back in December!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Awesome Beauty

How can someone see a sight like this -->
and declare that there can be no God?
This is a photo from the top of Mt. Evans (an over 14,000 ft mountain) in the Rockies.
No can camera can really capture the granduer and beauty of these amazing mountains.
It would be like trying to capture the first breath of a newborn baby on film...there's no way....

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Cousin Mandy, Mother of Six...check it out

P.S. The little girl at the top of the page is my adorable first-cousin-once-removed "Miss Madilynn."

P.P.S. Aaaaaaaw....

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Chocolate Rain

Chocolate dripping down a wall
Reminds me of your smile
I see it almost every day
And I stare at it awhile
It speaks about your innocence
Your love of fun and life
The remnants of an ice cream war
The one you started that night
Now you're off in some new place
And I'm here missing you
I'm staring at the Chocolate Rain
...I wish you could see it too

Little Lizzie!!! I miss you...