Friday, July 07, 2006

Meet me in St. Louis....

Sorry I've been a bad, bad blogger lately, as Ann so pointed out to me in an email this evening....I believe she included the words slacker and loser in that email. But, that's ok, because I totally have been. Does anyone else have any problems with Blogger being so incredibly slow for them? I can be cruisin' the internet just fine, even visiting other people's blogs and I go to log into mine and all of a sudden, it's like I'm using dial-up again! Extremely frustrating. That's one reason I've been neglecting my blogging duties, that and the fact that we have a piece of crap router! Well, it's probably not a piece of crap, but it doesn't "get along" with our satellite internet and, basically, it's pi$$ing me off. Steve, I making a public outcry....PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE disconnect the damn thing and hook my computer up to the satellite! I don't even care if it has to be in the basement! I hate hate hate hate having to screw around with it at least 5 times a freaking day.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Since my family is a bunch of losers (I swear to God, they'd never miss us if we up and moved to Oregon!) we decided spur of the moment to head out to St. Louis Monday afternoon. Came home and packed us all really quick and took off. We hit the arch. I've been there several times, but Mara and McKenna had only been once and I doubt they remembered it. They loved it. I wanted to hit the Spaghetti Factory, but there was no way we'd have been able to hit it and make it back to the parking garage before they closed. So, we went to O'Fallon and hit Steak 'n Shake and got a hotel room. Note to self...don't ever put the girls to sleep in one bed while they are all still awake. It won't work. Steve ended up having to room with Micah and McK and Mara slept with me. All was well after that. Slept in on Tuesday and hit the Magic House. The girls absolutely loved it. I think Steve and I had a pretty good time as well. Pretty neat stuff. After that, we went to Union Station and window shopped and had lunch. Then we took off for back home, hoping to get back into town in time to hit the fireworks at Huntingburg. We completely missed any spot of rain, but evidently they had quite a downpour because the fireworks were cancelled. It was kind of a bummer. Funny, it took us 4 hours to get to St. L, but only 3 to get back home!

Yesterday I went and test drove a couple new vehicles. Our van is on it's last leg (Yay!!) and it's time for a new car. Well, not a car, but definitely not another van! I've served my time as a mini van drivin' momma! I tested a Toyota Highlander....very nice vehicle, except if you have 3 kids. It wasn't easy to get in and out of the back seat for Mara. Not a big plus. And, the trunk space was darn near non-existent. So, on to the Ford dealership for a Freestyle. No, not a Freestar, which is another van. This is an SUV-ish type wagon. Or a wagon-type SUV. Whatever. LOVED IT! It has bucket seats for the second row so it's easy in and out for the 3rd row. Trunk space was a little better. Not a whole incredibly lot when comparing it to the van, but definitely more than the Highlander. Anyway, as you can tell, I'm sold. Steve had to get it and test drive it this weekend. He tends to go into convulsions when he has to make big ticket purchases like that. http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/freestyle/?bannerid=2334331236622526325143 Check it out and tell me what you think!

I had one absolutely awesome mail day yesterday and I didn't even have to spend a cent! I love mail days like that! First, I got a totally freaking cool PINK!!! Scrapworks bag from a very special friend. Totally made my year. I love it. It rocks my socks. Secondly, I got stuff from Jen at Ready, Set, Create! I signed up to do something with some stamps and raked in the loot! I can not wait to delve into it! Totally wasn't expecting all those fantastic scrapbook goodies.

11 comments:

Ann said...

I'm sooo excited. Now I know what's going on in your life. Must see the new stamps! Woo Hoo on no more grocery getter. This one is much better and I promise you will love an SUV.

TracyDacy said...

Kelly, I am the Queen of slacker blogging and I never have any trouble with Blogger! Glad you had a great time in St. Louis!! Also glad you like the Freestyle too. Do you have any family or friends who work for Ford? If not let me know, I might be able to get you a discount ... Seriously, let me know!

Kache said...

Hey your title is my fav movie :)
I have trouble with Blogger sometimes, usually when I'm just trying to do something "quick". Love the looks of the new vehicle!

Cami said...

Great post. glad you guys had a nice time in St Louis. the car is cute especially in red!

and....I had a challenge on one of my groups to scraplift somebody & I scraplifted your layout with the circle that I keep raving about :) hope ya don't mind!

Tracey said...

I am also the slacker on my blopg too and when I sit down to it I think of something to do and it doesn't get done.

shannon said...

no troubles with blogger!
thanks for updating you slacker loser! ;)
can't wait to see your creations with all those stamping goods!

Brandy said...

I have that problem with Blogger when people have music and videos on their blog, especially if I have more than one page open. I was ready for a Kelly post, so thanks for coming back

Tiffany said...

I am loving that vehicle!!! My husband just hates my van and refuses to drive it!!!

Can't wait to see what you create with all your new goodies!!

psucolleen said...

Searching for a new car is definitely a love/hate thing for me. I'm panicked & excited all at the same time. Hope the search is going well.

Love great mail days.... can't wait to see your creations with the new stamps!!!

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