Life is Grand!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005


I've been pretty tired lately. I would love to go to bed early, but I just can't help staying up late to watch tv or to blog. Most of the time I go to bed around 12:30-1am and then I'm up again around 6-6:30. I just can't keep doing that anymore.

So, I'm now going to try going to bed around 10 (and when I say 10, I mean be in the bed by 10 to watch tv for an hour, then go to sleep). That means that my son's bedtime will be moved up to 9:45-10. He was going down about 10:30 (he's a night owl like his mommy) and getting up at 8:30, but I think he can def go to bed sooner.

I hope this will allow me to get some extra sleep. Knowing me, I'll be tossing and turning all night because I went bed so early. We shall see!

Life is grand with sleep!!!

Blogger Unknown said...

I don't want to dampen your spirits, but I tell myself all the time.

I think it is something about having that alone time after the kids are in bed. Like sitting down to have a cup of coffee with your friends.

In the winter months, we have an eight o'clock bedtime. We are working backwards to get that time slot going. (At 8:30 now) It seems if the boys go to bed earlier, I usually lay down around 10:30. Makes my mind think I get all this "free" computer time. lol!

Good Luck!!!

September 01, 2005 10:06 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yeah, I like my alone time. So maybe you're right DW...I stay up late for my alone time and not just because of a tv show.

September 01, 2005 10:45 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I have the same trouble. My husband is a night owl and so I stay up to visit with him while the kids are asleep. Then I kick myself when my alarm goes off the next morning!

September 01, 2005 2:58 PM


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Good Grief!

My mom just called and told me that the gas near where she lives (about 10 min away from me) is at $3.09 a gallon!!! That's crazy! I thought that the $2.54 that I paid last week was waaaaay to much. I hope the prices will level off soon!

Ahhh, life is so grand!

Blogger Pete said...

It might level off as the summer season ends, but the rise in price right now is because of the damage in Louisiana and Mississippi. I think the US's only oil refinery is down there, so supply and demand is kicking our butt right now.

August 31, 2005 12:18 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Right, that's what my mom said. But that price is still crazy!!!

August 31, 2005 12:19 PM

Blogger fsgsf said...

Yeah! The gas prices are absolutely nuts!! Time to drill on our own shores!!!!!


NJ from NJ

August 31, 2005 12:51 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I think it's only gonna get worse!

August 31, 2005 12:54 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

Life is grand for sure. Here in Nova Scotia, Canada our price per litre is at the equivalent of $5.00 per gallon...prices are reported to go up again today ($1.30 - $1.50 per litre = almost $6 per gallon...)Yowzers!! At least we're not experiencing the floods that the southern US is experiencing...watched it on CNN last night...just dreadful. Cheers!

August 31, 2005 2:04 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

It was going to go up past $3 anyways, but now since the catastrophe it went up sooner. We should see a decrease in the next week or so! I got gas today for $2.56. Still way to high!!!

August 31, 2005 2:49 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Though the cost is far more here in England, you are having a surge right now.

August 31, 2005 3:09 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ours went up 20 cents a litre, i have no idea how to convert that into gallons, but it's the highest its ever been

August 31, 2005 7:50 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I paid 2.77 today, and i was shocked. I feel like I should take a pic of the signs for posterity or something.

August 31, 2005 7:55 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

the days of cheap gas and 99 cents a gallon (remember that?? it wasn't that long ago!) are over.

i guess we all need to get psyched up to shell out for gas, or buy electric cars!

August 31, 2005 9:44 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh yes, I can remember $0.99 a gallon! Those were the good ol' days where you could fill up your car for about $10.

August 31, 2005 9:48 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

That is the exact price where we are at. It just makes me sick.

September 01, 2005 10:02 AM


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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I Got Nothing...

so it's quiz time (and I have probably done this quiz before, but does it look like I care...heehee)!!! And this favor really seems to fit me!

You Are Strawberry Ice Cream
A bit shy and sensitive, you are sweet to the core.
You often find yourself on the outside looking in.
Insightful and pensive, you really understand how the world works.
You are most compatible with chocolate chip ice cream.

Btw, thanks Jootastic! She posted about coffee yogurt and it looks and sounds really good!!! I'm def going to try it soon!

Blogger G said...

Hey sweet thing... care to "double dip?"

August 30, 2005 11:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i did this, i was the same thing, but in real life, my favorite is baskin and robbins pralines and cream

August 31, 2005 7:49 PM

Blogger Shelley said...

I am apparently Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. But in real life I like peppermint stick!

August 31, 2005 9:12 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

strawberry here, baby! in fact, i think i will have some now...

August 31, 2005 9:43 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ice cream sounds great right about now! I'm in the mood for something with peanut butter in it...yum!

August 31, 2005 9:50 PM


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Monday, August 29, 2005

It's Raining...Sales!

Since it was raining this morning, our street didn't get sealed. I'm not sure when it will get done since it's supposed to rain all week. So, who knows when I'll have to make my moms walk the two blocks to my house.

On a side note, my hubby and I have been getting some great deals lately. We were at the mall yesterday and we noticed that there was a new OSU store! They had some great stuff! The store had a buy one get two free sale going on with their we bought a shirt and my hubby and boy both got a shirt for free! I just love free stuff!!! Free, free, free, free, free!

Then we went over to Sears where their toys were all 25% off! I was in sale heaven! I even found a leap pad book and cartridge for $3.99 (plus 25% off) that's a great deal (since they're usually $12.99-14.99)! I've now have half of the boys C-mas taken care of along with a few others toys for some up and coming birthdays.

Tonight my son and I went over to Target. We found some dress shorts for my hubby that were a little over $3 a pair! The store also had a ton of clearance merchandise. I always seem to find the cheap stuff when I'm not looking for it...I love it!

Life is grand with sales!!!

Blogger Unknown said...

Hey, you can't pass up a good deal! But you shouldn't be buying OSU shirts! LOL! I am a BIG U of I Hawkeye fan.

Smell the football in the air...

August 30, 2005 12:34 AM

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August 30, 2005 9:18 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I go to shops on the only days of the year they don't have sales, or the only things I want in the shop are the only things not on sale.

August 30, 2005 2:41 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love it when you come across those kind of bargains. we don't have target here, i have to cross the border to get to one, usually go once a year

August 30, 2005 8:29 PM

Blogger bleemy's blemishes said...

I absolutely love Target too!

August 30, 2005 9:45 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It's a great store!

August 30, 2005 10:06 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

sales are a great pick-me-up! glad you found some good deals.

August 31, 2005 9:41 PM


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Sunday, August 28, 2005


From 8-6 tomorrow my street will be closed to be re-sealed. This is going to make it hard on my mom's (of the kids I watch) in the afternoon. They won't be able to drive down my street to pick up their kids at 4:15 (for the one year old) and at 5:30 (for the red head's). Either they will have to park and walk the two blocks to my street or I will have to walk it (I'd put the 3 oldest boys in the wagon and the baby in a snugli-which I would have to find)...and that doesn't sound very fun to me. I just don't want to have to take 4 boys under 4 down even one block. What a pain...but I don't want my mother's having to walk it either. Maybe I'm just too nice. Maybe they should walk it. I mean it's only for one day! But still, I would feel bad making them walk two blocks to pick up their kids.

Ahhh, what to do, what to do.

Blogger Pete said...

They can walk.

It is only for one day and there is no reason that they can't park and walk. If I need to go to the store and they are re-sealing sections of their parking lot, I have to park far and walk.

The parallel that I am going for is that both you and the store have services that the customer is paying for. Yet in every other industry, a small temporary hardship is always placed on the consumer.

It makes much more logical sense to have each person bring one or two kids to you instead of you lugging 4 somewhere.

August 29, 2005 6:45 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's too bad about the street sealing; were the residents consulted about it?

August 29, 2005 2:53 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Can I still feel bad for them having to walk?

They sent out notices in the mail Cap't along with a second notice at my door. They also have little signs along the streets that are to be sealed.

August 29, 2005 4:05 PM

Blogger Pete said...

You can feel bad, but don't let it stay around too long... you aren't doing anything wrong.

August 29, 2005 4:53 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd try and meet them part way, if they have a cell phone, they can call once they actually arrive

August 29, 2005 6:49 PM

Blogger retrospect said...

If I were one of the moms picking up my child, it wouldn't bother me a bit to walk for a biggie!

August 29, 2005 10:49 PM

Blogger retrospect said...

ooops. meant to say, "here from michele's!"

August 29, 2005 10:50 PM


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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Good Day

I had a pretty good day today. My son and I hung out here at the house while my hubby helped Jemmers and her hubby for a few hours. The boy and I had so much fun together. We read a bagillion books and watched a movie before heading out to do a few errands. When we got back, he and I picked up the house since Jemmers and her hubby were coming over for dinner! The boy even helped me cut (and eat!) some watermelon and strawberries...hmmmm!

The five of us had a great time tonight (in my opinion)! We watched The Wedding Date which has one of the all time greatest lines in it-"I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met." Ahhh, I love it! Makes me want to cry!

Speaking of crying, I saw this pic on Cotillion and I had to seriously brought tears to my eyes.

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Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's a powerful picture.

August 28, 2005 11:52 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

We also had a great time!!! Thanks for the yummy food and movie!!! It was so nice to hang out with you guys!!! Must do it again soon!!!!

PS - I am so in love with your little!!! He is too stinking cute!!! Mah!

August 29, 2005 11:15 AM


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Friday, August 26, 2005

Autistic Boy Update

The autistic boy has been doing much this past week. I watched him both today and yesterday morning and he seems to like going back to school. Of course it's always good when he is on a schedule.

I gotta tell ya though, it was looking pretty bad last week! His mom was at her wits end. She was threatening to leave and she even had an apartment picked out. Her hubby just doesn't get it. We both think that he is in denial concerning his son's disability.

I really hope everything will be better for the couple now that the boy has gone back to school. They really need some time to themselves. It would be the best for their marriage.

Please remember to keep this family in your prayers. Thanks!

Blogger Pete said...

I have just prayed for their family, their mental and physical health, and everyone who works with them.

I know that is such a tough situation and chilrens' illnesses or death causes so much marital trouble.

I hope that they are able to keep working through it.

August 26, 2005 6:34 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh.... tough situation. Glad that he seems to be doing well in school though. Michelle sent me!

August 26, 2005 10:51 PM

Blogger Nic said...

Trinity, thank you so much for the update on this precious child and his family. God blessed them when He sent you to work for them. I will keep on praying for them.

August 26, 2005 11:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

kids generally do much better on a schedule, it's comforting for them. god bless you for caring about this little guy so much.

August 27, 2005 7:46 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for your prayers everyone!

August 28, 2005 12:04 AM


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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Exciting News

My hubby just called me letting me know that he is getting transferred! Finally!!!! You see my husband does apartment maintenance for a living and he has been working in a crappy complex for far too long. He has worked the over 200 units by himself since he was the only person able to handle it all. He has been unhappy, but he suffered through it.

Well, good things happen to those who wait! He will be working a new complex starting this Monday!!! It's a newer place with 3 other guys to help out. And this place is less than 10 min away from our house! That means he will be spending less in gas and will even be able to come home for lunch! I'm so excited for him!!! Prayers have been answered!

Could life BE any more grand!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to your hubby! That's great news! Here via Michelle's!

August 25, 2005 11:38 AM

Blogger Pete said...

That is so great. I know that he has been dying to get out of where he is now pretty much from the second that he stepped on the grounds.

I'm very glad that he is coming to my complex. Now I know that all of my problems will be handled with the best of skill.

August 25, 2005 11:50 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Yeah for G!!!

August 25, 2005 11:57 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Great news! My hubby comes home for lunch every day too! It's the best!

August 25, 2005 12:47 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's great to know, Trinity; you'll both be very happy about it.

August 25, 2005 2:47 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats to you and your hubby, i love it when my husband comes home forlunch;)

August 25, 2005 6:10 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats to you guys! That is awesome. I have to learn to be more patient!

August 25, 2005 8:20 PM

Blogger srp said...

Good luck to your husband.
Thanks for visiting my site today.
Nicky and his sister Willow are ragdolls. I had never heard of that breed before my parents got Maggie. They tend to flop anywhere and at anytime.

August 25, 2005 11:40 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

yeah! better jobs rock!

August 26, 2005 12:50 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! My hubby can't wait till Monday!

August 26, 2005 2:23 PM

Blogger Nic said...

Trin, that's just wonderful news! I'm so glad that this opportunity was given to him.

August 26, 2005 11:06 PM


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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

7 Things...

I've been tagged by Better Safe Than Sorry! And since I love memes so much, here ya go!

7 things I plan to do before I die
1. Learn how to bake/make a wedding cake
2. Spoil my grandchildren
3. Make a memories quilt
4. Get down to 160 pounds
5. Celebrate 50 years of marriage
6. Take a New York/Canadian cruise
7. Have a daughter

7 things I can do
1. Make no-bakes
2. French braid my hair
3. Burp the alphabet
4. Plan/organize partys
5. Clearance shop
6. Hang wall paper
7. Color inside the lines

7 things I cannot do
1. Go the speed limit
2. Drive a standard
3. Catch
4. Go to bed on time
5. Pee standing up...with accuracy!
6. Fall asleep while watching a movie
7. Stop worrying

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex
1. Nice smell
2. Freckles
3. Great smile
4. Taller than me
5. Sense of humor
6. Stocky
7. Sexy legs

7 things that I say most often
1. Life is grand
2. Boys!
3. Good Lord!
4. What the...?
5. Please
6. Thank you
7. I love you

7 celebrity crushes
1. Orlando Bloom
2. Brad Pitt
3. Daniel Radcliffe
4. Joaquin Phoenix
5. Topher Grace
6. Elijah Wood
7. Hugh Jackman

7 people I want to do this
1. G-please don't take a week
2. PJ-she loves memes!
3. Guru-I know you love 7's
4. Lo-you would do the same for me
5. Nina-love hearing your answers
6. Jootastic-just to see what funny stuff you'll come up with next!
7. And whoever else wants to!

Blogger Princess21 said...

I am on it! Will see later today!!!

August 24, 2005 9:37 AM

Blogger Pete said...

My list is done. Come see it.

August 24, 2005 11:16 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

You can burp the alphabet? NICE!

August 24, 2005 1:00 PM

Blogger Jootastic said...

I can't get blogger to let me post the dang keeps giving me an error!

August 24, 2005 1:38 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

That happened to me last night Jootastic...what a pain!

And yes OGO, I can burp the alphabet! My hubby is sooo proud...heehee!

August 24, 2005 1:57 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Burp the alphabeyt...yuk! What a party piece..

There's a Trekkie quiz that was sent to me; you might on to try it on my Journal. It'll say if you're an Ensign or an Adniral.

August 24, 2005 2:37 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh nice! I'm on my way!

August 24, 2005 2:38 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

Daniel Radcliffe is a cutie, even if he is 10 years younger than me.

My list is up if you want to take a look.

August 24, 2005 5:28 PM

Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

I don'y know HOW to do all that list stuff....but thot I'd say hi.....looks like I have one of the 7 things you are attracted to....I am taller than sucks being me sometimes....okay...all the time...oh well....nuthin I can do bout it....Hi Trin!

August 24, 2005 5:50 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey thanks for doing this, i had fun with this one too!
burb the alphabet, your mother must be so proud. it will be something you can pass onto your children and grandchildren;)

August 24, 2005 6:36 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Good meme!

Thanks for stopping by on my popular day! I about fell over and I didn't know I was the site of the day until afternoon! I need to stay on my toes!

August 24, 2005 11:03 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Since I'm tired of all the spam, I've added the word verification feature to my enjoy!

August 25, 2005 9:32 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Yeah, I added the word verification yesterday and was going to tell you about it, but I see that you have found it.

That won't stop people who have blogger accounts and maintain actual spamblogs, though, but they might just skip your site and go to another site that is more worth it.

August 25, 2005 3:42 PM


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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A Dilemma

Okay, I feel the need to explain myself. I left a comment on someone's blog and they got upset. Then they left a comment on my blog and I feel like I should respond back...but will that make it worse? I'm just not sure what to do right now. I'm sorry for hurting the person's feelings, but I was concerned so I left a comment.

What would you do?

Blogger Amanda said...

sticky sticky! i am always stepping on peoples toes unintentionally. i don't know your circumstances, but the written word makes it hard to interpret emotions and subtleties, which is what usually gets me in trouble.

anyway, you can apologize and that is all. the forgiveness part is up to them.

August 24, 2005 9:15 AM

Blogger Pete said...

I agree with Amanda Sue. You've apologized and that is all that you can do. Since her blog isn't up anymore, you can't really go to her with an apology. If she wants to discuss it any further with you, she can comment here and then you can discuss all of the details in front of everyone.

Otherwise, probably best to just let it go.

August 24, 2005 11:13 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

I wouldn't worry about it. But I can understand your distress. I like to get along with everyone, including strangers. Your comment was probably how you felt. Can't make everyone happy with your true feelings.

August 24, 2005 10:58 PM


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Monday, August 22, 2005

Boys, Boys

I started back up the the one year old today. His mom is a teacher and she school starts this Wednesday... but she has two teacher in-service days today and tomorrow. So, I have him, the two year old red head, his 3 month old brother, and my three year old son. All boys!!! I think I am destined for it. At least they all play with the same toys. I don't have to go out and get things for girls to play with.

Here's the problem...3 out of 4 of them are first borns. That means they love having their own way and are very, very stubborn. Luckily I know how to handle them since I am also a first born...but I am in NOOOO way stubborn. Just ask my hubby...heehee!!!

Btw, I can smell baby puke...I think it's on me...I don't know's starting to freak me out.

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

First borns and only children can be territorial!

August 22, 2005 3:16 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Tell me about it!

August 22, 2005 3:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my first born is also has 7 years between her and the next, so she's also like an only child, grrrrrrrr.
the smell of baby puke, brings back memories

August 22, 2005 7:26 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

how lovely, to smell the smell, but to not be able to find the source. good luck with that!

August 22, 2005 9:58 PM

Blogger G said...

What is going on here?

Is this some kind of Spammers conspiracy?

By the way, you do have a great blog here!

You might also find All your base are belong to us interesting. Click here to read more about All your base are belong to us.

I know... I'm stupid.

August 23, 2005 2:17 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Still couldn't find the puke by the end of the day. It eventually wore off...thank the Lord! (I would have changed my shirt, but really, what's the point? It would of just gotten dirty again.)

August 23, 2005 7:35 AM

Blogger Pete said...

I don't know what happened. We were all so carefree and innocent ... spamfree! Now, everyday we are hit with innumerable spams.

I thought about disabling anon comments, but Trin already does and the spammers just have blogger accounts.

Fother Muckers.

August 23, 2005 7:48 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

The phantom puke....That is too funny!

August 23, 2005 3:42 PM

Blogger steve said...

PLease Pray for little Rebekah RIGHT NOW. She is in surgery and not doing well at all.

God is good (and Big enough)

August 23, 2005 4:09 PM

Blogger Good Bye said...

In response to your comment on my BLOG:
OK first of all we have NEVER made any mention to my son about things he would say and we would not "praise" him for talking to people who are not there. We have noticed and overheard him numerous times speaking about heaven and people who are in heaven especially my cousin and mother-in-law. These were things we told my aunt in private for just that reason, we did not want him to think it was a joke or that he should make things up. We do not sit around and cheer him on. For all he knows we have never heard these comments he has made because he usually whisper them.

I think that was extremely rude of you to post such a comment towards me. I was posting a story that meant a lot to me and my family. We thought that was special the words that John had said because there was absolutely no way he would have known my cousin was adopted. My aunt and uncle never gave any information out to anyone. He may be a fake, I stated that I always believed him, however I did not say that everyone must believe him. I don't understand why you would go to so much trouble to pull up info about him to rub in my face. If you don't want to know about it then don't read my blog. I have read your blog and there are numerous times I do not agree with what you say, however I would never disrespect you that way. This was a happy experience for my family because we miss him so much and he was only 19 when he passed and, that was the only reason I wrote about it. Thank you for ruining this for me.

August 23, 2005 4:33 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank you for coming by Sweetiepie and addressing your concerns. I'm sorry I have upset you and I am planning on posting more on this later today.

August 23, 2005 4:56 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, just wanted to let you know i tagged you at my place

August 23, 2005 7:34 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Power to the first borns!!

August 23, 2005 9:19 PM


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Sunday, August 21, 2005


Our internet connection was messing up yesterday, so no post. I tried several times to get online with no success. Ah, such is life.

So anyway, my mom and I were very busy yesterday. We hosted my great aunt and uncle's 50th anniversary party. It was a lot of work! We have spent the last couple of days cleaning, buying and ordering supplies, and working on favors.

We decided to do an ornament favor since my aunt and uncle are really into Christmas. Every year we get at least one ornament from them. So, we thought it would be the perfect favor for everyone. My mom bought glass ornaments and I stuffed them with gold tinsel. Then my hubby and I printed out small pics of my aunt and uncle from 1955 and from today onto vellum. I made the pics into stickers (using my scrapbook sticker maker) and placed them on the ornament. I gave them a nice green border using green glitter glue. Then I made some more stickers out of little Jolee embellishments like candy canes, holly, red flowers, and stars. I think they turned out pretty good. And I only stayed up till 4am to finish half of them on Friday night (would have finished it sooner, but the printer wasn't working right).

I got up early Saturday to get my hair done and to fix my mom's hair as well (I'm my mom's beautician half the time). Then I went back home to finish the ornaments and to make 4 dozen muffins for the party. After that, my hubby, son, and I left the house to pick up the cake and a few last minute food items.

We got to my parents house around 2:30. Mom and I put the three-tiered wedding cake together and got the house ready for the party. By 4:45 the house was full of people. My mom and I served the food, cut the cake, the handed out the favors. Then it was gift time. My aunt opened most of the gifts and she actually cried when she opened ours (I have NEVER seen her cry before)! We got her and my uncle a two night stay at a beautiful inn in Amish country. She loved it!

I think the party went off without a hitch. Everyone (including my sis) left by 9 and that's when mom and I started the clean up process. My family left the house around 10:30 when mom and I finished. Now I just have to clean up the party preparations in my own home!

Life is grand with a celebration of 50 years of marriage!

Blogger fsgsf said...

WOW!! 50 years! I can hardly imagine 10 years!! ;-) Good luck to them and to you!!

NJ from NJ

August 21, 2005 7:54 PM

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

I would love to see one of the ornaments you made. You should post a pic of one.

August 21, 2005 8:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like a wonderful day, i'd love to see a pic of those ornaments, they sound amazing.

August 21, 2005 9:12 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks NJ! And I'll see if I can find a pic for ya WFI and BSTS!

August 22, 2005 8:43 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I am glad it turned out so well!!! YOu are such an awesome person!!!

August 22, 2005 12:50 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Well thanks PJ! You are too!!!

August 22, 2005 1:34 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Oh, I loved your idea for the favors! That was clever, especially since they love Christmas.

I will have to keep that in mind for Christmas gifts. Both sides exchange gifts every year. OMG! It can get quite costly. So, a few years ago I started making gifts for everyone. Except for the kids. I get them all books. Everyone seems to enjoy the little handmade gifts than what I used to buy.

August 22, 2005 10:40 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oh yes, I def know what you mean about a costly Christmas. To cut down on some of the cost, my hubby and I (and the boy) usually get our pic taken, frame it, and then give it out as a gift.

And I love the idea of giving books to the kids. It's a lot better than giving them toys they don't need.

August 23, 2005 7:26 AM

Blogger Pete said...

I'm glad that it all turned out grand for you, especially with all of the printer problems that you were having.

August 23, 2005 7:52 AM


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Friday, August 19, 2005

Another Quiz!

Results of "The Test"
How nosy are you?

Your score = 20

What does your score mean?
You haven't got a curious bone in your body... at least not about other people's affairs. Perhaps you simply think it's none of your business and respect their privacy, or you just have better things to think about. Whatever the case, you show a high level of respect by not sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. The people in your life surely feel they can trust you, and you probably expect the same in return. Way to go!

Take the nosy test here!!!

Blogger Princess21 said...

I am a 35. Not too nosy.

While you've definitely got an inquisitive nature, you keep it in check and avoid prying into other people's business. Sometimes you go out of your way to get the scoop, for particularly juicy tidbits, but other times you respect their need for privacy. Curiosity is a natural emotion, and even valuable for creativity and work, but you seem to be aware of the fact that there can be too much of a good thing. Be careful that your snoopy inclination doesn't get you into trouble - most people don't appreciate being monitored. Show the same level of respect for others that you expect in return and you should be heading in the right direction.

August 19, 2005 9:46 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Not a surprise. I am one nosy mofo.

My score is 70

While you've definitely got an inquisitive nature, you keep it in check and avoid prying into other people's business. Sometimes you go out of your way to get the scoop, for particularly juicy tidbits, but other times you respect their need for privacy. Curiosity is a natural emotion, and even valuable for creativity and work, but you seem to be aware of the fact that there can be too much of a good thing. Be careful that your snoopy inclination doesn't get you into trouble - most people don't appreciate being monitored. Show the same level of respect for others that you expect in return and you should be heading in the right direction.

August 19, 2005 10:01 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Guru, why do you an P21 have the same description but you are at 70 and she is at 35. Is it because of the age and sex difference???

August 19, 2005 10:05 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Maybe it is in the same range.

I mean they don't have a different explanation for every 5 points. It is probably like 0 - 30, 30-80, 80-100 all have the same answers, or something like that.

August 19, 2005 11:03 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I think that I am way more nosy than this quiz can say. The questions are kinda weird!

August 19, 2005 11:37 AM

Blogger Carnealian said...

OK I scored a 65. I guess I can officially say I'm nosey.

August 19, 2005 3:50 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Ooops, I got 75!

While you've definitely got an inquisitive nature, you keep it in check and avoid prying into other people's business. Sometimes you go out of your way to get the scoop, for particularly juicy tidbits, but other times you respect their need for privacy. Curiosity is a natural emotion, and even valuable for creativity and work, but you seem to be aware of the fact that there can be too much of a good thing. Be careful that your snoopy inclination doesn't get you into trouble - most people don't appreciate being monitored. Show the same level of respect for others that you expect in return and you should be heading in the right direction.

August 20, 2005 7:20 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i got a 20, You haven't got a curious bone in your body... at least not about other people's affairs. Perhaps you simply think it's none of your business and respect their privacy, or you just have better things to think about. Whatever the case, you show a high level of respect by not sticking your nose where it doesn't belong. The people in your life surely feel they can trust you, and you probably expect the same in return. Way to go!

August 20, 2005 9:28 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Im not even going to take it because I dont want to know!!!

August 21, 2005 10:11 AM

Blogger fsgsf said...

Oy! I got a 40!! I think i better get my nose cleaned! ;-)


Nj from NJ

August 21, 2005 10:23 AM


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Thursday, August 18, 2005

25 Things

1. When you look at yourself in the mirror, what's the first thing you look at? My annoying, stupid, disgusting pimples (why oh why do I still have pimples at 25?).
2. How much cash do you have on you right now? $0.27
3. What's a word that rhymes with "TEST"? Guest.
4. Favorite plant? I'm boring...I don't have one.
5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? My hubby.
6. What is your main ring tone on your phone? Disco.
7. What shirt are you wearing? Black 3/4 sleeve button sexy shirt!
8. Do you "label" yourself? I label myself as a wife and mother...does that answer the question?
9. Name brand of your shoes currently wearing? Since I'm home, I'm not wearing any (they come off as soon as I get in the door).
10. Do you prefer a bright or dark room? Dark room.
11. What did you have for breakfast? Bagel with a little bit of butter and a low cal cappuccino.
12. What were you doing at midnight last night? Surfing!
13. Last thought you had before you had a wreck? Please Lord don't let my son get hurt!
14. What did your last text message you received on your cell phone say? Luv u! (from my mom)
15. Do you ever click on "Pop Ups" or Banners? Nope.
16. What's an expression that you say a lot? Life is grand!
17. Who told you they loved you last? My hubby.
18. Last furry thing you touched? My cat.
19. How many hours a week do you work? Since I'm a sahm, I'm always over 100 hours a week.
20. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed? 2.
21. Favorite age you have been so far? 22...the year my son was born.
22. Your worst enemy? I don't have any enemies that I know of.
23. What is your current desk top picture? My signed pic of Yoda.
24. What was the last thing you said to someone? Do you want me to save these?
25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to go back in time and fix all your mistakes which would you choose? Time machine baby!

Stolem from NormalJew. Thanks!

Blogger fsgsf said...

Great answers!!!Damn pimples!!
Keep up the great blog!!!


NJ from NJ

August 18, 2005 9:38 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I borrowed this one myself! come and see!

August 18, 2005 11:31 AM

Blogger Natsthename said...

I like that idea!!

Hey, I lived in Columbus when you were a child (1983 - 1986). GEEZ, I feel old!

I'd kill for a three-way and some Graeter's right now. (and you know what I'm talking about!)

August 18, 2005 11:40 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Cool list! It's different than most of the lists I've seen.

August 18, 2005 12:31 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

I thought for sure I'd see a comment about #18, but Oz probably hasn't read this post yet, so we'll see later. :)

August 18, 2005 2:45 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Really enjoyable answers; they tell a lot. Good luck against the pimples!

August 18, 2005 3:18 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Oz? Oz who? Heehee!!!

August 18, 2005 4:31 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Did somebody say three-way?

August 18, 2005 4:35 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yes, three-way. I haven't had one yet since it really doesn't look appetizing.

August 18, 2005 4:36 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice answers!
mmmmmm, bagels;)

August 18, 2005 5:43 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Are you talking about skyline or about having another girl around?

August 18, 2005 11:03 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Food Mr. Dirty-Mind!!!


August 18, 2005 11:07 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Hey, I liked that post! I think I will borrow (more like steal) it to do at my place! LOL!

btw, I am 35 and I STILL get pimples. Disgusting.

August 18, 2005 11:41 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

i stole it to.

August 19, 2005 8:03 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Def worth's different.

August 19, 2005 8:20 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Great answers trinity~!

August 20, 2005 9:30 AM


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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! No, it's Pigs Flying!

My hubby actually took himself to the hospital today! I couldn't believe it when he told me! You see, his toe has been bothering him for over a week now. He can't walk on it without pain and he thought that it was infected. Well today he was in so much pain that he went to the hospital on the way to work!!! This man hates doctors! He does everything possible to NOT have to visit the doctor's office. He must have really been in some serious pain.

I think I'm in shock.

Blogger Princess21 said...

Is he ok??? Wow, he must have been in serious pain! Hope he feels better soon!

August 17, 2005 1:39 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

I see the pigs!!! They ARE flying!

August 17, 2005 2:18 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Hope he is ok, as well, Trinity.

August 17, 2005 2:50 PM

Blogger bleemy's blemishes said...

All men hate doctors! Though they love nurses! lol

I hope he is OK.

August 17, 2005 3:06 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

The doc said that the infection should be cleared up within 10 it's all good!

August 17, 2005 4:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, what did he do to it?

August 17, 2005 11:21 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

He got athlete's foot gone wild! He had problems with his toe hurting and itching and then we spent two days at the water park. That's when his foot really started hurting. So, the water was not kind to his sensitive feet!

August 17, 2005 11:35 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

You know when things are bad when the man hauls himself to the hospital...

I hope his toe gets better!

August 17, 2005 11:58 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Just for the record, not all men are afraid of the doctor. Some of us can go when there is a problem without issue.

But, having said that, I'm glad he went and had that looked at. It would suck if he ended up leaving it and losing a toe or something ;-)

August 18, 2005 8:37 AM


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Quiz Of The Day

Results of "The Test"
How money hungry are you?

Your score = 30

What does your score mean?
Congratulations, you have personal integrity. Your answers revealed that you would not go all out to get your hands on ten million bucks. There may be one or two things that you would consider, but overall you're not willing to commit acts that are outright repulsive or might hurt anyone just to hit the jackpot. You likely realize that money does not equal happiness, and don't want to throw all your self-respect out the window for a windfall. You are not easily bought!

Take the money hungry test here!

Blogger Pete said...

I'm over twice as money hungry as you are. My results:

What does your score mean?

There are a lot of horrid things you would do for the big Kahuna, but you do have your limits. Perhaps some things on the test are just too disgusting to imagine, or you don't want to actually harm anyone else in your quest for the big bucks. Whatever the case, this likely means that you appreciate money as much as the next guy, but don't make it the focus of your existence. While you would do certain things to become stinking rich, you also realize that it wouldn't buy happiness.

August 17, 2005 6:52 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Is there a quiz to see if you are just hungry?? I think that fits me better right now. :)

But I do think money is pretty and should def start growing on trees. I mean, think of the possibilities! Ewww, and all of the tree robbers. Maybe not so much! I could get a bouncer type guy though to watch over them. I wonder if Vin Diesel would be interested???? Mmmmm, Vin!!!

I'm sorry, what was your post about??? I wasn't really listening. Sorry!

August 17, 2005 10:51 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

My score was also 30. Sheesh, which ones did guru say he would do for the $? Interesting!

August 17, 2005 2:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i got a 30, there were some questions that i wouldn't do for any sum of money

August 17, 2005 11:18 PM


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Tuesday, August 16, 2005


I am so excited! I get to watch my new copy of Sin City this week!!! I bought just a few hours ago with my Walmart gift card (that G and I got for our anniversary). I love this movie! It's def not a movie for everybody...but I love how it's in black and white with the splashes of color in it.

What's cool about the release of this movie is that you can pick out what dvd cover you want. There are four covers to choose from and here is the one I got.

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Ahhh, I can't wait to watch it!

Blogger Pete said...

Nor can I hope you can't wait to let me borrow it, since I haven't seen it.

I think that it may or may not have been acquired for me at one time, but I haven't seen it and the DVD is sure to be better quality :)

August 17, 2005 6:49 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Ah, I see why. Cause of the hot chick, right? He he he!

August 17, 2005 9:08 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Well, it was the best looking cover!!!

August 17, 2005 9:16 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Well, it does have Mr. Willis on it. That is Mr. Willis...right???

August 17, 2005 10:53 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i loved this movie. i'll have to check it out on dvd to see what kind of extras they included.

August 17, 2005 11:20 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Willis? Who cares about Willis...I'm more interested in the hottie behind him! :-)

August 17, 2005 11:39 PM


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Monday, August 15, 2005

Back To Normal

Today my hubby had to go back after his long week off. So, that meant that I could get back on my normal schedule with the boys. My son and the older red head were at each others throats today. They would not stop bickering, so they spent quite a bit of time in time-out. You can def tell that they are both first borns...both instigators.

The baby red head was very cranky today as well. I'm not sure what his problems was. It could have been me though. I'm a little tired today and I'm not in the best of moods. I think I need a vacation from my vacation. Ever feel like that?

FYI, my son is now pooping in the potty regularly!!! (I know, gross...but I'm very proud of him. Just skip this paragraph if you need to!) We used to have to fight with him to poop. We would sit him down and he would maybe poop after 45 min...and that's if he hadn't already pooped his pants. Well, one day I got tired of fighting with him and I tired to make it fun for him. I told him that his poop loves to go swimming and that he was the only one to help them. Since he loves to swim, he got very excited that he got to help his poop swim as well. So now it only takes 2 sec from him to sit down and do his business!!! I am sooo proud of him pooping and peeping (his word, not mine) on his own!

Life is grand!

Blogger Unknown said...

Oh how wonderful he is "going" in the potty! Such a milestone (and nice not to buy diapers anymore!).

You know, my boys were not their greatest today. We had a lot of bickering and crying today. They lost their tv for the day at 10am this morning. (I prefer the day without tv anyways.) They all kept up right until bedtime. Even the baby was fussy.

Must be in the air?

August 16, 2005 12:27 AM

Blogger Pete said...

That was a good idea about the poop.

It reminds me of an expression for "going" that I heard only a couple of years ago... "Taking the kids to the pool".

That cracks me up every time I think about it.

August 16, 2005 7:42 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

We say Peeping too! How funny is that!

August 16, 2005 12:46 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

Lol, our oldest used to say "peep" instead of "sleep" when she was a baby. So "peeping" in our house means sleeping. Funny!

August 16, 2005 12:59 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

when you're a mom, sometimes you have to do what you can, good for you for being so clever!

August 16, 2005 5:59 PM


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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Home Again

After a few relaxing days, my hubby and I are finally home! We did however have a wonderful time in the great outdoors. While in Hocking Hills, the hubby and I visited Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, and Conkle's Hollow. We absolutely loved Ash Cave! It was so beautiful and we could tell that we just missed a wedding. There were rose petals on the ground right under the gorgeous cave opening.

Old Man's Cave was okay. My hubby and I really wore ourselves out hiking to it's lower falls. The falls were nice, but then we had to hike back up the hills...not fun! But, we got ice cream afterwards, so it's all good!

Conkle's Hollow was def my favorite. It had a nice walking path that lead us to a beautiful cave along with a small waterfall. We got a few pics at this place and I hope to have a few posted tomorrow.

While in Hocking Hills, we stayed at Getaway Cabins. This place have over 20 cabins to choose from, each with it's own hot tub. We loved the seclusion of the cabin we stayed in. It was really in the middle of nowhere.

I would love to go back again some year...and take my son. He would love all the climbing! Maybe next year he would be old enough. I know he would just love it as much as my hubby and I did!

Life is grand!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that sounds wonderful, even the name of the place, hocking hills, i can almost imagine it

August 15, 2005 8:25 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Sounds lovely! Glad you had a nice time!!!

August 15, 2005 11:50 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Glad you guys had such a good time. Think the boy would be up to so much walking next year? I know that my kids complain about lots of walking, though they will go outside and play for hours, running around continuously. Doesn't make sense...

August 15, 2005 11:57 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

We would take him to Ash Cave and Conkle's where they have a nice path for strollers if needed.

August 15, 2005 12:00 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Sweet. As usual, you have thought of all things.

August 15, 2005 12:22 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I try!

August 15, 2005 12:22 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

The places sound wonderful locations, as well as great places to see.

August 15, 2005 3:00 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

Sounds like fun!

August 15, 2005 6:18 PM

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Glad you are home safe and had a good weekend together.

August 15, 2005 6:47 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for your comments everyone!

August 15, 2005 10:53 PM


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Friday, August 12, 2005

One Last Trip

My hubby's vacation is almost over. But, him and I are leaving tonight for Hocking Hills (after dropping off the boy to grammie's). We are staying in a beautiful cabin in the woods till Sunday! This cabin has it's own large kitchen, fireplace, grill, and hot tub! I am sooo looking forward to getting all pruny from tubbin!

Since we are staying in Hocking Hills, we are able to go fishing, canoeing, or horseback riding. I think we are def going to Old Man's Cave.

This will be our last getaway for this year. And it's kind of our anniversary present to each other. So, I hope it goes well!

See ya Sunday!!!

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

I hope You and Hubby have a wonderful weekend together!!!!

August 12, 2005 7:02 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds wonderful!!!!!!enjoy your quiet time together.

August 13, 2005 1:57 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have a great weekend!

August 14, 2005 12:18 PM


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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Family Day At Cedar Point

Every year my hubby's company sends their employees and their families to an amusement park here in Ohio. They pay for the tickets and even the parking (which would have been $9!). This year Cedar Point in Sandusky, Oh was chosen. So, yesterday the four of us (me, G, the boy, and the red head) spend the entire day riding kiddie rides! We had so much fun! It was great to just walk around and not have to worry about lines.

G's company also gave us $10 in Cedar dollars and a few lunch passes, so we spent very little pocket money! We spent some of that pocket money on a huge elephant ear. It was soooo good and it took up two plates! Yum, yum!!!

I'm glad we didn't try to ride any of the coaster yesterday. It rained off and on so many of the big rides would shut down for an hour at a time. We just used that time to shop or see a show.

Life is grand with a free trip to an amusement park!!!

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I ought to suggest that to my company. It would be interesting to see them laugh out loud as they refuse it.

August 11, 2005 2:26 PM

Blogger Pete said...

I'm glad that you had a good time. It is too bad that it was rainy, because - being the big coaster fan that you are - I'm sure you would have liked to quickly jump on a coaster or two since you were up there. I hope that we have good weather when my company has their Cedar Point Day.

August 12, 2005 9:36 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I would have ridden the Raptor (since it's my fav at CP), but the lines were too long. And I don't think of myself as a big coaster fan since I HATE the drops. That's why I won't even consider riding half of the new coasters at CP.

August 12, 2005 9:41 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

It has been forever since I have ridden a coaster. I think that with "trying" all of the time, I am too worried that something will happen.

Gald you had a great time!

August 12, 2005 9:44 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Well, that's how my aunt found out that she was prego. She is a rollar coaster freak, but when she got sick after riding one, she wondered what was up. She had never gotten sick or even dizzy from riding a coaster, so she knew she was pregnant.

August 12, 2005 10:12 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great idea! usually companies just do the christmas party thing, nice to hear his does something to celebrate the summer

August 12, 2005 3:11 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

His company usually does something each season. They had a fishing trip earlier this year. And this fall, they have a harvest party with pumpkin and face painting, pony and hay rides, tons of food, etc!

August 12, 2005 3:56 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

ummm, what is an elephant ear?!

August 13, 2005 11:26 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yummm, elephant ears! They are made by flattening out a ball of dough till it's very thin and even holey in some parts. Then it is fried and dipped in cin and sugar. It is soo good! It is crispy in the middle and chewy on the edges! I love this stuff!!!

August 14, 2005 9:34 PM


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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

A Wedding Picture

I hope you don't mind Guru (the best man, to the left of my hubby G) and Lo (the beautiful bridesmaid on the far right), but I just had to post a picture from my wedding. My sister is right beside me and my brother is in front of Guru. The rest of the party were either cousins of mine or good friends from church.

All of the dresses, including mine, were made by my very talented aunt. She even made my mom's dress.

G and I got married in the church where we met (and it's the same place where G asked me to go out with him on a date for the first time). It was soooo beautiful for our special day!

Life is grand with a great looking wedding party!
Click to see full sized image.

Blogger Pete said...

Man, your brother was LITTLE then. He's grown quite a bit these last 7 yrs.

August 10, 2005 12:11 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Yup, back then I was a head taller than him...and now he is a head taller than me! Ahhh, such is life.

August 10, 2005 12:13 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

What a beautiful picture!

August 10, 2005 1:00 AM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

I thought I accidently found some Hollywood wedding photo!!! What a good looking group! (of women, that is!)

August 10, 2005 10:36 AM

Blogger fsgsf said...

Hope your life is as beautiful as your wedding picture!!

NJ from NJ

August 10, 2005 11:01 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

So which one is you? Ha! Ha!

I'm sorry it seemed funny at the time. What a lovely group of people you had!

August 10, 2005 12:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that a beautiful pic, my niece did the same black and white colours, very classy looking

August 10, 2005 2:09 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's a great wedding picture, Trinity.

August 10, 2005 3:04 PM

Blogger bleemy's blemishes said...

Great pic. I want to get married one day too!!!

August 10, 2005 8:33 PM

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Hey Trin,
Very nice wedding pic. Looks like a lovely wedding and lovely people. About 6 months before our wedding the company me husband worked for went bankrupt and he lost his job, so we cancelled everything and went to the court house.

August 10, 2005 8:41 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks everyone for the great comments! And I agree, it was a great group of good looking people...especially the one wearing the ivory colored dress (I hate white!)!!!

Btw bsts, the girls dresses are actually navy, not black (I know, they look black because the pic is a little dark). The wedding colors were cream/ivory, navy, and burgundy.

August 11, 2005 10:07 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks trinity for the colour update, still looks like a very classy group, beautiful colours.

August 11, 2005 11:09 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Beautiful!!! But it was missing one! Hehehe! Just joshin' ya!!!

August 12, 2005 8:53 AM


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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Movie Meme

PJ tagged me with a lovely meme, so here ya go!!!

Favorite childhood movies:

* A Carebear Movie
* Aladdin
* The Brave Little Toaster
* Robin Hood (Disney version)
* The Little Mermaid
* Lady and the Tramp
* Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Favorite movies from my Teen years:

* Speed
* Pretty Women
* Blast from the Past
* Romeo and Juliet
* The Matrix
* Notting Hill
* The Sixth Sense
* While You were Sleeping
* Terminator 1 & 2
* My Best Friends Wedding
* Demolition Man
* Bad Girls

Favorite movies from my 20's:

* The Notebook
* The Matrix Trilogy
* 50 First Dates
* Office Space
* Hitch
* Kill Bill
* The Village
* Signs
* Star Wars
* Harry Potter movies

Thanks PJ! That was fun!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great meme, i'm going to have to do this one later today!

August 10, 2005 2:08 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Great list Trin! Thanks for playing!!!

August 10, 2005 3:16 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Go for it bsts!

August 11, 2005 9:59 AM


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Monday, August 08, 2005

A Celebration!

Today my hubby and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. And let me tell ya, it's been a bumpy ride! We have definitely had our ups and downs. But one thing is for sure...we are both too stubborn to quit now! Heehee!!!

Life is grand.

Blogger Pete said...


August 09, 2005 7:33 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Congratulations Trin and Mr. Trin!

Was it 7 years ago already??? I remember that day. It was such a beautiful wedding! Your dress was amazing. You looked amazing. G looked nice too! :) I loved your cake! A and I had a great time!

Wishing you many more years together!!!!

August 09, 2005 9:36 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Happy anniversary (yesterday!) I agree you did have a beautiful wedding...and beautiful bridesmaids :)!!

August 09, 2005 10:18 AM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

Beautiful Bridesmaids, huh Lo? hmmm. Congrats, Trinity...keep on keeping on.

August 09, 2005 11:20 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

I'll have to post a pic of the wedding party!

August 09, 2005 11:21 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Congratulations! I hope you have many, MANY more!

August 09, 2005 12:26 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats!!!!! we celebrated our 26th last june, can't believe how the time has gone by. wasn't i just in my 20's?

August 09, 2005 4:44 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats to you! I will be one year in October and cant wait!

August 09, 2005 6:22 PM

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Congrats!! And Many More

August 09, 2005 7:00 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks everyone! A pic of the wedding party is coming soon.

August 09, 2005 11:04 PM

Blogger riskybiz said...

happy aniversary

August 12, 2005 11:42 PM


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A Few Pics!

Here are a few of the pictures from my family's mini vacation:

This is the front of the hotel. As you can see, the tubes come right out of the building! So cool!!!
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Here is a pic of the what some of the inside looks like.
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This is my hubby and my son outside having fun!
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Here is a pic of half of the tubes that you can ride.
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This is one of the play areas for "kids". But, my hubby and I had just as fun as the boy did.
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And finally, here is a pic of my son and I in a hot tub (one of three tubs and this one was not too hot for the boy). He had so much fun splashing around in those waterfalls!
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I had a pic of our room, but I decided that it wouldn't be the best to show you all what I wear to bed.

Btw, I got a little upset at a pregnant lady I saw at the water park. She had to be at least 8 months pregnant and she had with her a 6 month old little girl. Well, they both were in the very hot tub (almost too hot for me)!!! Then the lady stands up and reads the warning sign by the side of the tub that says that women who are pregnant should not be in the hot tub. Then she says oops, I guess I'm not really supposed to be in here...then she sits down again!!! I was speechless! She made me so mad that I ended up leaving the hot tub.

Besides that, we all had a wonderful weekend!

Blogger Pete said...

Oops, it looks like G fell in with his clothes on up there.

That's too bad, I hope you brought extras.

August 09, 2005 7:34 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

That looked like so much fun!!! I am glad you guys had a nice time! If I would put a bathing suit on I would go to a place like that. But I afraid I have too many butts for that right now!!! Hehehehehe!

August 09, 2005 9:39 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

That looks like way more fun then I had this weekend! :)

August 09, 2005 6:22 PM


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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Spur Of The Moment

At the last minute, my hubby and I decided to get away for two days (so sorry for not posting). We were up till 2 am on Thursday night planning and scheduling a short trip for our family of three. Since both myself and my hubby were off on Friday, we thought a little vacation would be in order...and it's the only family getaway we are having this year.

We thought about going to a water park like Wyandot Lake for the day, but I didn't feel like walking around in the hot sun all day with a three year old. So, my hubby and I looked into indoor water parks. We decided on the beautiful Kalahari Resort!

We had such a great time!!! It was sooo nice to not have to worry about sun screen, tube rental, or long lines! This particular hotel has the largest indoor water park in Ohio. I couldn't believe how big the place was! It even had a few water tubes that went from the inside to the outside of the resort, and back in again.

I really wish I could have ridden the zip coaster. Not only does the ride propel you, but it goes uphill!!! It looked like so much fun, but you needed two people to ride it. Since someone had to watch the boy, I wasn't able to experience this water coaster. But I did get to go on the rest of the rides (except the family tube ride since our son wasn't tall enough).

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The resort also had an outdoor heated pool along with a water play area. We stayed outside for about 30 min and then decided to get out of the hot sun. My son then played in the kiddie area that had a slide for his size. He had such a good time in that area...and an even better time in the Wild Kingdom.

I def think that we will go again next year. And I would love to go every year after that!!! I would recommend an indoor water park to everyone!

Btw, I will be posting some of our pics later today if I get a chance! Until then, just remember that life is grand!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've never heard of an indoor water park, what a good idea though. i love these spur of the moment get-a-ways, i've got too many kids doing too many things right now that it's almost impossible to get away even for a few hours. nice to read about someone who can!

August 07, 2005 6:49 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

I havent heard of indoor water park either!! We need those in TExas! That is awesome, it is very important to get that extra R and R sometimes just with your own family. My hubby and I had an alone day yesterday, laying around and watching movies, and it was much appreciated!!

August 07, 2005 10:09 AM

Blogger bleemy's blemishes said...

Glad u had a good time!! Life is grand ! I agree!

August 07, 2005 10:18 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Indoor water parks are actually quite common, but you'd never get me on those chutes! I can't swim, anyway.

August 07, 2005 12:35 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Sounds like a great time!

August 07, 2005 11:36 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

That sounds fun! I'm glad you had a good time! I'm soo jealous!

August 07, 2005 11:50 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Well, I am glad that you had a good time with your family!!!

August 08, 2005 9:26 AM

Blogger Pete said...

That's cool that you were able to do something so cool on such short notice.

August 09, 2005 7:35 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks everyone! We had a wonderful time together!

August 09, 2005 10:45 AM


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Thursday, August 04, 2005

He's Okay...

We think!!! He was not listed in the 9 men (who died) from Lima company. Thank the Lord!!! And thank you for all your prayers for Andy.

But, please don't stop praying. There are 9 families who are mourning tonight. Please remember them in your prayers.

The flipped vehicle...brings tears to my eyes.
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Blogger Lurid said...

Man oh man, does war ever suck.

August 05, 2005 12:04 AM

Blogger Pete said...

Yeah, the full list has been released and he isn't on it. I am very relieved.

September can't come soon enough for me.

August 05, 2005 9:20 AM

Blogger fsgsf said...

Happy to hear he is OK. We will never stop praying for the brave men and women out there protecting our freedom!! God Bless the USA!


NJ from NJ

August 05, 2005 10:51 AM

Blogger Jootastic said...

Sad, but glad he's okay.

August 05, 2005 11:01 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That picture tells it all.

August 05, 2005 2:29 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I'm glad to hear he is ok. Though I am still sad for the fallen.

August 05, 2005 4:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hopefully this is one time when no news is good, god bless those other families and their loss.

August 05, 2005 5:00 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Glad to hear that he is okay. But now I also feel terrible for those families.

I wish this war was over.

August 06, 2005 12:56 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Im so happy for you guys. I was watching a show that had this lady on there, and she was a widow, and she was younger then me. Her hubby was killed fighting, and it really hit home. Lets hope that we can get as many home as possible. Good thoughts to all.

August 07, 2005 10:11 AM


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No News Yet

We have yet to hear if Andy is okay. I keep watching the news and checking websites to see if the names have been released yet. So far, nothing.

His dad was on the news last night. What he said brought a tears to my eyes. They even showed a poster, with Andy on it, that his dad(Jim) has in his yard. Here is part of what Jim had to say:

"I check the news (Web) sites constantly, all day long," said Jim Rice, who had not received any news about his son, Lance Cpl. Andrew Rice, as of Wednesday night. "I'm pretty down for the day -- not functional. I got a lot of calls in support, because everyone knew this was bad."

Jim Rice, a former Marine, set up a tribute when his son was deployed in the winter. He said the longer he waits for word from the military, the better chance his son survived.

"You just pray it's not your (child)," Jim Rice said. "Then you feel guilty if you think it's not because it's somebody's son."

Please continue to keep this family, along with all military families, in your prayers. We hope to hear soon if Andy is okay.

Blogger Princess21 said...

I saw a part of his interview this morning. I am praying for this family and all involved!

August 04, 2005 10:10 AM

Blogger Pieces of Me said...

OMG! I am definitely praying for that family and all the others...what a tragedy! I hope they do not hear bad news...My cousin just got home yesterday for 2 weeks! Keep us posted...TTYL

August 04, 2005 10:22 AM

Blogger bleemy's blemishes said...

My prayers are with the family!


August 04, 2005 11:01 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I was watching the national news last night and they were talking to some parents of men that would have been there. The parents hadn't heard any news yet.

I just stood there and cried. I was talking to the tv as if the mother could hear me. I apologized and thanked her. It sounds stupid I know. I don't even know why I told you this.

I'm still prayin.

August 04, 2005 12:47 PM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

Praying.. for sure.

August 04, 2005 1:44 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

I hope everything will be allright.

August 04, 2005 3:02 PM

Blogger Pete said...

I saw the newscast, it was very sad.

We went to church last night (Jim wasn't there, he was at the reserve center), but Andy's Grandma and Grandpa were there and almost everyone there has known Andy for as a long time.

It was very sad, but it is looking like he is all right, but I am reserving my relief until the entire name list is released, or his parents hear from him.

August 04, 2005 6:58 PM

Blogger The Great and Powerful Oz said...

I did a post tonite.....just so you would be proud of me.....laters!

August 04, 2005 9:12 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

i woke up this morning and saw the marines were from Ohio and went back to check your blog. I had goose bumps all over. I prayed for his family last night and hope he is ok!

August 04, 2005 9:38 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank you everyone for your prayers!!!

August 04, 2005 9:50 PM

Blogger steve said...

Im with ya in prayer. Wish I would have seen this sooner

August 06, 2005 3:01 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for stoppin by Steve.

August 07, 2005 12:37 AM


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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Please Pray!

One Of Deadliest Attacks In Iraq War Kills 14 Marines

My friend Andy is over in that battalion and he and his family need your prayers. Right now I don't know if he is one of the 14 who were killed. His parents are freaking out right now. So please pray for them...they really don't want a knock on their door (if you know what I mean).


Blogger fsgsf said...

Oh lord! when will all this madness end? when will peace reign supreme in this world of ours?

God bless him and all the brave men and women who are paying the price for OUR freedom!


NJ from NJ

August 03, 2005 12:26 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. I can't image the anguish his family is feeling.

We all need to continually pray for our soldiers AND their families.

August 03, 2005 1:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

did this just happen, cuz i hadn't heard as yet, i'm going to go and check out cnn right now though. my prayers for all those families.

August 03, 2005 3:17 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank you all for your prayers.

We just heard about it this morning.

August 03, 2005 6:21 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Thinking about him....

August 03, 2005 7:21 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Did you see on the news about the memorial that they have set up at the reserve center?

The 4 year old daughter of the man who created one of the memorials added her USMC Beanie Baby to the memorial "to help the families feel better".

Her name? Trinity. How cool is that?

August 04, 2005 7:02 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Wow! I did not know that Guru. That's kinda cool.

Btw, I did see her beanie. Very sweet of her.

August 04, 2005 9:54 PM


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Tuesday, August 02, 2005


My granddad (in-law) finally got released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. He and grandma got a bite to eat and headed home. As grandma was getting ready for bed, granddad complained of chest pains. She ended up calling an ambulance to take him to the hospital once again!

Good grief!!! Why was he discharged so soon!

Granddad's doctors have decided to def give him a defibrillator. They were talking about it before he was released, and now that he is back in, he will get one. He will prob get it implanted tomorrow sometime. I really hope everything goes well and that grandma will have enough energy to get through one more hospital stay.

Blogger Oh great One said...

Oh no! Hang in there! I'll pray for him!

August 02, 2005 1:27 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Hospitals persistantly release patients too early. Hope everything is alright.

August 02, 2005 2:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope everything turns out well, i'll say a prayer for him.

August 02, 2005 6:51 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

oh sweetie ~ your family will be in my prayers! {hugs}

August 02, 2005 9:28 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thank you everyone! You are all soo kind!!!

August 03, 2005 7:15 AM

Blogger fsgsf said...

I hope all goes well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in thid difficult time for your family!


NJ from NJ

August 03, 2005 10:06 AM


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It Starts

Tomorrow I start back up with the red head. If you all remember, I had him for 8-10 hours a day for 4-5 days a week. I haven't had him much this summer since his mom had another little one. She took an 8 eight week maternity leave, but she goes back to work starting tomorrow. She would love to stay home with the boys, but her and her hubby just can't afford it. So, I will have three boys to take care of.

I love watching children in my home. It's great to be able to stay at home with my son and make money at the same time! There is nothing better! And I love being able to help out moms who have to work. I love being able to provide a service that won't cost them an arm and a leg. Plus, I really love the children like my own. I would do just about anything for that little red head!

Life is grand!

Blogger Unknown said...

I hope I can find someone like you to watch my kids once we have them!

August 02, 2005 10:41 AM

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August 02, 2005 11:31 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good for you! i don't know if i would have the patience to do that, it's one thing to help out a gf with daycare here and there, but on a permanent basis, hmmmmmmm.

August 02, 2005 6:49 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

It can really be a lot of fun bsts!

August 03, 2005 7:16 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

I wish someone like you was in our community. I hope you did not take offense that I meant that all in home providers are not good. I know this is not the case. Though, I have yet to find one in our area. The problem with us is, we need part-time. None of the "good" in home providers will take part time kids. So it is very frustrating trying to find reliable daycare.

Keep up what you are doing! The working parents truly appreciate having a good person look after their kids.

August 03, 2005 12:13 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

No prob Deputyswife! I found ya through Michele.

Btw, I didn't take offense. I just wanted you to know that not all of us are like that. And I personally would have no prob taking part-time children...and have in the past (I had a brother and sister that I watched 2-4 times a week with different hours each day). I just love it!

August 03, 2005 1:53 PM

Blogger Pete said...

Plus, Trin makes a mean every-few-week babysitter for my girls overnight.

I know that we appreciate it.

August 04, 2005 7:00 PM

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August 04, 2005 9:55 PM


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Monday, August 01, 2005

Too True

The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer..AND
Lazarus was dead!

Grandma gave this to me! Thanks!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmm, hard for me to find a spot to slip into here, so many choices

August 01, 2005 10:47 PM

Blogger fsgsf said...

Very interesting perspective!!! Keep it up girl!


NJ from NJ

August 02, 2005 11:16 AM

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

So very very TRUE

August 02, 2005 1:26 PM

Blogger Pete said...

I should feel encouraged since I am ugly, bankrupt, a daydreamer, and dead.

August 04, 2005 7:06 PM

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August 04, 2005 9:56 PM


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Yesterday I was on the way to the movies with my son and my nieces. We were running a little late, so I was speeding. Now mind you, I don't speed as often as I used to. Before I had my son, I was a speedaholic. My foot was made of lead and I always went at least 10 above the limit. I even drag raced at each stop light. I was crazy!

Since I've had my son, my speeding has been cut waaaay down! I am def more cautious since becoming a mom. At the most, I do 10 above...but I don't like to. I like staying right at 5 above the limit.

So anyway, I was going a little fast yesterday (like I said, we were running late and there was no one in front of me in the fast lane). And I guess I didn't realize how fast I was going till I saw a police man pointing his radar right at my car. I looked down and saw that I was doing over 80 (in a 65). Well, he ended up pulling me over.

I had a hard time of pulling out my license and proof of insurance since my hands were shaking. I made sure to mention my wonderful, fabulous, amazing police dad to the officer. The man didn't recognize my dad's name, so I got a little nervous. I wondered what he was going to do as he took my information back to the police car with him.

As it turns out, I didn't get a ticket!!! The officer checked out my dad's name and I got off because of it! The officer gave me a stern warning and I apologized over and over...and included several sirs ("yes sir, no sir"). Ahhh, I love my dad!

I have def learned my lesson (again...heehee!). I know that if I am running late, it doesn't help to speed, get pulled over, and spend more time by the side of the road instead of driving on the road at the speed limit. Make sense?

Tip of the day: Make sure you know the name and badge number of a police officer if you get pulled over. Being prepared only makes life grander!!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're lucky he let you off, cuz he sures looks like he's ready to write a ticket from the way he's walking up to your car!

August 01, 2005 6:53 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

You are too lucky girl.

August 01, 2005 9:35 AM

Blogger fsgsf said...

Once again, The FEMALE gets out of a ticket, while us males never get a break! ;-)

Oh well. I guess there are advantages to being female after all!


NJ from NJ

August 01, 2005 10:41 AM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

I think you taking his pic is the coolest thing I've ever seen!! Now SLOW DOWN!!!!

August 01, 2005 11:30 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Phew! Lucky you, Trinity.

August 01, 2005 3:12 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

i find the sir's to be helpful in getting out of a ticket.

shew to you that you got off!

August 01, 2005 4:23 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Did you really take the pic as he is walking up to the car?? That is great!!! Go you!

August 01, 2005 4:52 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Okay, I have to come clean. I did not take this pic. I'm not that brave! Heehee!!!

I found the pic in a google image search by typing in speeding ticket! I'm sneaky like that!!!

August 01, 2005 10:13 PM

Blogger Father of 3 said...

You ARE sneaky, but clever.

August 02, 2005 10:31 AM

Blogger Evan Jones said...

can you post your dad's name and badge number so we can ALL get out of tickets....thanks =)

August 02, 2005 11:03 AM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Ha! I would love to Evan Jones, but unfortunately, it would only work here in Columbus, Ohio.

August 02, 2005 11:29 AM


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