Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Power Grades (Internet Grading System)

So now a days you can check your children's grades via the internet. Double edged sword I feel. (SO glad they did not have this when I was in high school!)
So while at work yesterday I wanted to find out how my perfect children were doing in their studies. After I logged on I was a bit taken back on two of my cheribs. Seems like Abby was testing the waters. She has taken a hiatus from doing homework and not passing in assignments. REALLY? How would we not know?

The fact is we know now. When I got home from work the house was clean, kitty litter was done, and she was powering through about 20 pages of works she was making up. I had asked her why and her reply was... "I don't know". When I pressed more she had zero emotion about it. AHHH that is so irritating to me but she knows that. When I talked to Kurt about it he kinda snickered and said that was him when he was young. So I guess it is true what they say about "payback".
So this week my laundry, and both bathrooms will be cleaned by my non-emotional slacker.
***Side note... the other child who was a slacker (Brock) will be doing kitchen, vacuuming, and whatever else we see fit:)

My pick is California

So Halee got accepted to another school. As you can see in California. Yup, just beyond ASU so this is further than the moon... I would rather have her in Cali because we have family there. So if she gets into trouble someone can bail her out. Not that she would ever get into trouble... So now we have 4 more schools we are waiting on. She applied to UNLV and I am praying that they deny her. I think I might e mail the application department and request that.
No, I am not controlling just watch Reno 911 and used to watch Las Vegas and see how it is... If she wants to go that route it is either us pay for school or implants. Thinking about it, implants are cheaper than 4 years of college... Just a thought.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Really? We have a child going to college next year?

What the freak? College is upon us next year, not even a year, 6 months... Is it to late to start a college fund? I always put off doing that for the kids because college seemed so far off. I wake up sweating and freaking out on how we are going to do this, but we will find a way.

Halee just got her first acceptance letter to Arizona State University. Yes, ASU in Tempe AZ. I think it is like 3000 miles away. Isn't the moon that far too? Oh well I will have to cut the cord in July when she leaves. I will have to take photos of that procedure. I will also be getting a laptop so we can SKYPE when she is homesick... She WILL get home sick, right?
Abby has already mapped out Halee's room and how she will be designing it. I think Abby will be out of her room she shares with Sophia for about 3 days before she misses having "Fifi" around. Place your bets on that one.

So, as we wait for the 5 other college letters, we will just have to start looking on Southwest for cheap flight to AZ. Halee is waiting to hear back from two schools in San Diego, UNLV, and Univ of South Carolina. I am not to up on the UNLV, I just hope Halee has the self-confidence and self esteem because her roommate could be a stripper or a call girl. I watch 20/20, I know:) Just kidding...

Friday, January 2, 2009

2009 First Injury...

So I was at work last night at the VA hospital and got a call from Kurt... He had told me he had gone to Home Depot with my dad to get some wood to fix our stairs. As he was putting the cart away he was running back to the truck and closed his eyes for a moment due to the whipping winds and bitter cold and slammed into the 8 foot 2x12 wood sticking out of the back of the truck with his face. He said he had not been hit like that since many of his fights in college. I wanted to laugh but when I saw his face I felt bad:( He thinks it looks cool.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I Didn't Want to do This...

O.K. I really didn't want to do this Blogging thing but I have been on a few friends Blogs and thought I could do this in my "spare" time... Not really, but I am going to give it a shot.
A lot of time when Kurt and I go out with friends they ask us about how life is and how the kids are and they think our family is very funny and some of the situations we run into. Also with Halee going off to college in the fall this will be a good way for her to see that we are surviving without her. It will be tough but we will trudge through.
This will also be a good way for me to become a better speller and better writer. I have wanted to know how this Blogging thing works anyways. I create and maintain a our website and Bedford HS website so this can't be that hard.
Hope this is all that it is cracked up to be. Maybe it will be like FaceBook... That is my addiction!