Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cumulative Rak and other random stuff

It just dawned on me that I haven't thrown anything into the cumulative rak box for the month of September. Soooo.....

I'm leaving this morning on a Women's Retreat with my church. I'll be back Saturday night. We're going to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks so I hope I'll get some shopping done while there. I'll be on the lookout for something to put into the box and let you know what it is when I return on Saturday. If you want to know more about the cumulative RAK look here.

I guess I never said much about a couple things. First, over Labor Day weekend, we took the boys to Six Flags. It was the most beautiful day and the best time I can remember we've ever had doing something as a family. For the past couple years, Ryan hasn't wanted to spend much time with the family. I know it's the age he's at and most kids want to hang out with their friends. We forced him to go with us because he wanted to stay in bed and sleep (another teenager thing). While there he thanked me for forcing him to go because he was having such a great time. Before we went to the park, we stopped at White Castle for lunch. Then the guys went and rode the scarey rides. After persistent begging and guilt tripping ("Mom, we may not ever have this chance again to ride a ride together" and "Please, Mom, do this for me") I agreed to ride Batman. I made the mistake of closing my eyes the whole time and screaming so when the ride ended I was sick and almost threw up. In case you don't know what it is, Batman is a floorless roller coaster that flips you upside down and every which way. We had to remove our flip flops in order to ride. Here's what it looks like. These are not pictures of me. I pulled these off the internet. We actually didn't take many pictures because we were too busy having fun!

There's a funny story that goes along with this photo. Ryan is such an awesome basketball player, that we kept giving him $2 to win the little kids some basketballs. Every time we'd give him money, he'd come back with a bball. Here he is with 3 of them. We sent him back to win a 4th one and the lady kicked him out after he won for the 4th time and told him not to come back. LOL!!
I haven't told y'all about soccer yet, but I'll wait until next time since this post is so long already.
I'll miss you!


Jude said...

You are a far braver woman than I am... I won't even get on the merry go round anymore. I used to lvoe all those rides, then I hit age 18 and it was all over... no more! Love the basketball winning too! :) Have a great time at your retreat!

Amy Birch said...

Great pictures, Theresa!!! That roller coaster looks scary, LOL!

Have fun on your retreat!

momoferika said...

You know the last time I went and rode rides with the girls I got sick too.....I wonder if it's an age thing LOL. Boy when I was a kid I could ride anything.

Totally cool about the basketball game hee hee hee!

Can't wait to hear how your trip went!

Cheryl Wray said...

Those pictures are SO fun!!!
And have a wonderful time at your retreat! It sounds lovely!!!

sollie said...

Those pictures are so beautiful. have a wonderful time at the lake.

joybear said...

Looks like lots of fun!!!! Hope you are enjoying the retreat!

Liz Ness said...

WOW! Awesome, awesome photos! Can't wait to see the pages that come from them!!!

momoferika said...

Let us know how your retreat went. I'm going on one next weekend, so looking forward to it!

C70 said...

lovin' those photos!!!

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