Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 18th
5:14 p.m. A man in black shorts and a black jersey refused to pay to enter the Rec Center in the 2700 block of Main Avenue.
We're at the Rec Center all the time, how'd I miss the action?!
5:42 p.m. A caller complained about a group of people she didn't know camping in her driveway in the 900 block of Trail Road.
Can you imagine? I guess I'd walk out and say, "Hey Dudes, Can I get ya a s'more?"
Saturday, September 19th
12:00 a.m. Drivers in several cars were blowing air horns at cars from the Blockbuster parking lot in the 1300 block of Main Avenue.
They would have loved having me drive by, air horns always make me jump and squeal.
5:05 p.m. A security alarm went off in the 100 block of east 30th Street. It later was found to have been tripped by a squirrel.
I'm tellin' ya, these squirrels are dangerous up here.
9:21 p.m. Two women were walking in the middle of Ophir Drive wearing only their underwear.
Jason would have loved seeing that!
Sunday, September 20th
6:05 p.m. A drunken woman with a pink tank top and red pants was sitting next to a flower bed near 31st Street and East Third Avenue.
Nope, not me. I do have a pink tank top, but no red pants...
Friday, September 25th
5:50 p.m. A car was taking up three spaces in the Chez Grand-Mare parking lot.
So excited to learn that calling the cops about these kind of annoyances is totally appropriate.
8:06 p.m. Three juveniles were mooning vehicles at Riverview Elementary School.
That's JR's school! I can't believe we missed the show!
9:28 p.m. A man was in the women's restroom at Jenkins Ranch Park in the 400 block of Jenkins Ranch Road.
Aren't the lines in the women's long enough already? We don't need men in there too, geez!
Tuesday, September 29th
10:14 a.m. A husky was harassing wildlife near a pond in Durango West II.
Husky, Dude, I know you're a dog and all, and people here treat you better than their children, but Man, you can't harass the wildlife. I'm pretty sure they take away your Durango residence card for that. (I'd also avoid harassing bicyclers if I were you).
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
"Hanging out" at Intercontinental Airport in Houston
Scaling the fridge at home
And "hangin' at the bar"
They also hang from the grocery cart at WalMart. Yes, we're a site to be seen everywhere we go.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
In other autumn news, the babies and I went for a little fall walk today, and thought y'all might enjoy seeing some of the color changes here in these parts. (Especially you people of my homeland since Texas isn't exactly known for its leaf changing.) I took a little pre-walk photo so you could see how we are dressing for the elements these days (if you're not a 6 year old begging to wear shorts). Notice the babies are wearing jackets and sun hats. Even though it's cold, we're still at 7,500 ft elevation and the sun is as bright as can be! Cold and sunburned? Yep, Texas this is not.
So here are some of the pretty colors around the neighborhood. Brrrr...it's fall!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Next lesson: Teaching JR that they have names other than "Baby" (said with disgust), and which name applies to which child.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I volunteered in JR's room at school on Monday, so last night at dinner we were talking about some of the kids in JR's class. During the conversation, I mentioned something about a little girl named, Nevada.
Me: Yes, there's a cute little girl in JR's room named Nevada.
Harry: Isn't that a state?
Harry: Why would she have a state as a name?
Jason: I guess the same reason somebody would have a country...like Zimbabwe...as a name!
Jason: (laughing) Um, I know you think you're an American, but your name is Jin Wei...Zimbabwe.
Harry: Oh, you mean my Chinese name.
Jason: Yeah, your real name.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Jason: "Um, they've kinda taken over this area."
Me: "Yep. Just getting you ready for Christmas."
Monday, September 14, 2009
I was scared to death of the notorious "puke ride" from Durango to Denver. The morning we left Durango I even solicited prayers for a smooth flight on Facebook. And praise The Lord, all my prayers were answered as both flights to and from Durango were smooth as could be.
As for our flight to Denver yesterday, I was quite excited to have a non-English speaking Latina woman who was doing some fast and furious signs of the cross sitting next to me. I figured between the two of us we could pray that airplane safely to Denver. But I was concerned about the guy sitting next to my mom. I had noticed him at the gate on my pre-board terrorist watch. As the plane took off I was quite certain I was going to need to spring into action as he reached in his back pocket to pull out a small handheld object. (My big plan was to slap him upside the head with Kyle's Little People Wheels on the Bus pop-up book.) Luckily, I had kept Kyle's book to myself since he pulled out his chewing gum. He turned out to be so incredibly helpful (especially with working the DVD player). So, Young Terrorist Looking Dude, my apologies and my thanks.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Today is such a sad day. It always brings back all those old emotions, and I wind up feeling nervous and scared. We Ingys will always remember, and we thank all those who are protecting us and our freedoms each day. So if you're like me, you probably need something to give you a little giggle today. Here's Foxy's latest before and after haircut photos. Not sure if this is funny or just downright pitiful, but it sure makes me laugh! Poor Thing!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I'm really thinking of taking up a career in technology. I went back to work this evening trying to upload pictures with no luck. Finally I decided to use one of the features here on Blogger, and I emailed these pictures directly to the blog. It took about 30 minutes for them to show up, but show up they did! They have miraculously appeared here on the blog, so now we can let the Cuteaplooza begin. Baby chicks and babies...let's all just give a collective Ooohhhhh!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Gesturing with her hands up and down her body: "I'm an all natural 52 year old."
Now you know I couldn't make this up. Jason's comment to me, "I guess I really do need to dye my hair if All Natural 52 year olds are thinking they can come on to me."
Today we were telling my mom this story and she says, "Jan? What did you do?"
Me: "Um, I just stood there and laughed."
My mom: "What? Loretta Lynn wouldn't have stood for that! She would have whooped that woman!"
So basically I've been away from Colorado for 48 hours and I've had a 52 year old Cougar try to steal my husband, and my mom preach from the playbook of Loretta Lynn. Seriously Y'all, Don't Mess With Texas.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
-Granny Sherry arrived in Durango today.
-Jason, the babies, and I are flying out of Durango (to Denver then to Houston) tomorrow morning.
-JR and Harry are staying here in Durango with Granny Sherry.
-Jason, the babies, and I are meeting my parents (and Cousin Angie) at the airport, and my parents will take the babies home with them.
-Jason and I will drive to Jason's dad's house to attend his two-day 70th birthday party celebration.
-Jason and I will drive to my parent's house Sunday morning.
-Jason drives to the airport and flies back to Durango on Monday (Labor Day).
-Sherry continues to stay the week in Durango to be with JR when he gets home from school.
-I'm staying at my parents' house for the week, then leaving on Friday to drive to Dallas for my friend, Marcia's, baby shower.
-Sherry leaves to go back to Houston on Saturday.
-I'll drive back from Dallas to my parents' house on Saturday.
-My mom, the babies, and I will fly to Durango on Sunday.
-My mom flies back to Houston on Monday.
I know. Thank goodness my husband in an engineer by degree to figure all this out.
And don't worry, I'll be updating the blog from Texas.
Why are you taking the babies with you? Um, because I can't be away from them for 9 days. JR is hard enough to leave!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Praying before the sermon.
K: "I'll be preaching from The Book of Acts this morning, if you'll all turn with me."
Uh-Oh, Kyle...Dancing with The Bible. Though it does sound like a great new TV show, The Baptists are not going to like that...
I told you you'd get in trouble. No dancing for the Baptists...
But they do let you jump for Jesus...March for Jesus too.