Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tie Dye craziness!

We went to mom and dad's for the weekend and the Bruno's (Keith, Chrys, Joe, and "MyLiza") were up too....they live next door. Chrys brought crafts up for all the kiddos and one of them was to make tie dye shirts. I haven't done that since girls scouts when I was Jared's age! Monday we made them, yesterday we rinsed them out and today they got to wear them...SO CUTE!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Spencer and Mikayla!

Happy 9th Birthday!

We love you!
Rob, Tracey, Jarebear, Kevybu and RyRy

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mock Meet

Chestnut Hill Chargers

So...I forgot my pictures--boo hiss. Anyways, we just came home from the first swim meet of the year for the neighborhood. There is no doubt in my mind that Ryan is a swimmer. Jared did great and Kevin is working on ridding himself of his winter pudge. The kids all did fantastic: Jared shaved off 4 seconds from his Freestyle and Breaststroke and 7 seconds off of his Backstroke and Butterfly, Kevin took four second off of his Freestyle and Backstroke and Ryan literally wowed the crowd with her swimming. She was straight as an arrow for both her Freestyle and Backstroke and she shot like a rocket for her leg of the relay (anchor) wonder Rob calls her the "firecracker"!! All the kids had a blast and that's what it's all about. They are now tuckered out, tucked in bed and visions of sandcastles dance in their heads.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Gladulations Day!

Ryan had her preschool graduation this evening. After taking shelter in the basement of the school for a half hour (a tornado touched down in Woodstock) we were able to start the ceremony. The graduates sang a few songs, we had an excellent slide show and then time for diplomas. There were two beautiful-huge-cakes from My Bakery (yummy) to celebrate afterwards. Ryan is SO excited to be a kindergartner out Chalker!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Goodbye Village Lanes!

Wow, the Homer family has yet another goodbye to say in 2008. I think that will be our theme this year... :(
Our beloved Village Lanes will close it's doors on May 25th, 2008.
Click here for the Marietta Daily Journal article.
On May 18th we (the Village People) decided to have one last gathering of the Village Idiots. All age ranges and generations were there to represent 30 years of "Love on the Lanes". What do you give to the place that you started going to when you were in diapers, where you got your first job, where 3 out of 4 of your family members worked, where you coached, where you bowled, where you hung out on a Friday night (and everyday really), where you met your spouse at age 5...where you made a lifetime of memories and lifelong friends??? About 60 of us came out and said our goodbyes, to the building, but not to each other. We had a sign up sheet for folks to put their email and home addresses (I will compile and send out), we had "buck beers" and we had (of course) bowling. We brought the kiddos so they could meet some of the people we have talked about for years and they got to see most of the people they have known all their lives, it was a great time. Here are some pics...

As we pulled up for the last time...

Monkey business

My favorite seat in the house

hmmm, look who's winning...hahahaha at least I shot deuce!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Relay Success!!

Friends for LIFE 2008

Thank you for your support of Relay for Life 2008. So far Cobb County has raised $850,000.00 and we are on target to reach our goal of $1 Million by our deadline of August 22nd. This was my first year as chair and I have one more to go. I learned a lot and I have huge ideas for next year. I will also be picking up as team captain again so I will be super busy in the coming months.

This Relay we had awesome weather (cool for set up in the morning) and warm (not too hot) and no thunderstorms (one tiny rain but that's all). The campsite did well for on site fund raising and we sold twice as many pizzas as last year. We also had Monster drinks on site and they went over really well. I didn't pass out talking to 4,000 people and the Homer's are pretty well caught up on sleep so we are ready to start planning next year's relay. Rob has given up bowling for a while to help me out so this will be a fun thing to do together...let's hope it goes better then painting a room together. hahaha.

Enjoy the pics and keep an eye on the Cobb website to see if we get to a million...

Homer-Harvey clan

Jen and I at our 5th Relay

Bran and Rob selling pizzas

Tracey, Angie and Jennie

Dumpy- the "Mobile Mission Unit"
won the "Spirit of Relay" award for his creative display of the 1800-ACS-2345 number,, and his "Follow Me to Mission Delivery" signs.
A huge Thank You
to mom and dad for bringing Dumpy all the way from Hartwell. He had a great time shuttling Survivors to the reception with Rob!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Goodbye Foxi Girl

One of my favorite pictures

Another favorite. She just got her hair cut and felt so good...

She attacked me and the camera. She always got the "run arounds" when she got her hairs cut...

Foxfire Special Edition

After almost fourteen years in our lives, we had to put our sweet Foxi Girl to sleep. Such a great little Scottie, she lived in four homes, had three kids (that she didn't ask for) and two cats (which she CERTAINLY didn't ask for) but she was always our Foxi girl. I remember going to get her from Wisconsin like it was yesterday. We walked in and she picked us out immediately. House trained from day one, she never liked going out in the rain or the snow-ever. She loved the lake and her big back yard at the old house. A great day to her was chasing bubbles, playing daddy-boo with Rob and the kids or howling along to trumpet practice. Even after the neighbor dog hurt her, she was always so sweet and gentle with the kids. She loved running along the fence with neighbor dogs and she would cheat if the other dog was faster (she would stop halfway and run back to the beginning, but usually the other dog would still beat her). Speaking of stopping halfway, if you ever tried to take her for a walk, she would only go so far and then just stop. Wherever she got tired was where she would quit and the only way home was to carry her. She LOVED the kid's play balls, but she would always pop them when she tried to "play" with them. She loved pigs ears, her stocking on Christmas morning and a good nap in her beanbag chair. Going "bye-byes" in the car to the lake was always a special treat. Seadoo rides were the best but she loved the big boat or hanging out on a raft just as much.

I was looking for pictures of her in our files and she is in almost every one-maybe not all of her, just a glimpse, her tail or her backside, but she is there. She has been there for my first day of college, our wedding day, our first new home, and she was there when we brought all of the kids home from the hospital. She's just always been there. Our pictures, our house and our hearts will be empty without her...she truly was such a special addition to our lives...we love you Foxi.

At the lake with Uncle Ricky and Kevy bu

With her people after a game of Daddy-boo (scruffy little face)

My all time favorite shot.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Happy 9th Birthday Jarebear!

Hard to believe we have a nine year old! Have a great day Bubby.
We Love you!
Mom, Dad, Kevy and RyRy

Friday, May 2, 2008

Wii fun after the kids go to bed...

The adults couldn't wait for the kids to go to bed so we could have a turn on the Wii. I haven't laughed that hard in a LONG time!! Enjoy...

Pop Pop Vs Grandfather title match

Lars as "Zorro the brandishing Bowler"...

Slumber Party til the Wii hours...