Friday, December 11, 2009

Life's Big Questions

Life really boils down to 2 questions...

1. Should I get a dog...?


2.. Should I have children?...Or do like some of us smarties and have both!!
Someone emailed this to me and I thought it too cute not to share.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Whetstone Wildcats Vs. Grandview Bobcats

Today the Wildcats took on the Bobcats.

Twinkie was very excited for Kyran and Daylan's first game.

She wore her red to support both the Wildcats and the Buckeyes!

Kruz, poor Kruz.
You can tell by his color choice who he was supporting today.

That's what we all think of the Wolverine's, Kruz!

Here's Daylan with a steal and a bucket. Whoo~hoo!!

And KJ with one too!
Please excuse the blur. My camera just isn't a 'sports' camera. Maybe I'll get one for Christmas (hint, hint!)

Kyran shooting freethrows.
He gives me 10 push-ups for every missed free-throw.
Kelley used to pay me $100 bucks. Fortunately, for him, he didn't miss many.
The Wildcats were victorious today, as were the Buckeyes, as were the Crush!
Couldn't ask for a better day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kendall's First Birthday!!

Today the baby turned '1'.

She loved the attention when all the kids sang "Happy Birthday" to her.

We didn't have a party but I made cupcakes for her and all the other kids.

She was honored to be given a cupcake.

But she wouldn't touch it.


This was as close as she would get to the cupcake. She wouldn't touch it, only point at it and talk to it.

Her party with family is next week so this was just a trial run. Hopefully, she'll dig in next time.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Embarrassing Moment

You may not use adjectives like 'graceful', 'elegant', or 'light-footed' to describe me and after my latest tumble I'd definitely say I'm more 'awkward, clumsy, gawky, graceless, lumbering, ungainly, and ungraceful.' (Courtesy of Websters Thesaurus). I say 'latest' because I fell again last night and since I've become an adult I can no longer count on both hands how many time's I've fallen.......lets just say a lot. (Altho, the rollerblades really made my stats jump!)

Kyran and I walked up to the store last night right as it was starting to get dark. There was a very light sprinkle and the wet fall leaves were making everything slippery. (If only I had them for my excuse...) On our walk back we got to teasing each other about who was faster and for some idiotic reason we started racing. I was, of course, winning but decided I would take a short cut at the edge of the neighbors yard, cross our drive-way and to our front door. Too bad I forgot that where the neighbors yard meets our drive there's a 4 inch drop. I hit it and my knee buckled, my legs turned to jello and I went face first like a runner stealing home plate all the way across the drive-way (but much less graceful). Mostly on my palms and belly but my knees and elbows gave a great assist.

As I'm laying there thanking God that it was dark, I look across the street and my neighbor (the one that hates us because Kelley yelled at his kids) and his friend were standing there. They just stared at me with blank faces as if to confirm what I already knew. I'm an idiot.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kyran's Birthday Party

If you've been around the family for very long, you know the tradition Grandpa has started with his Grandson's when they turn 13.

Let's just say Kyran was geeked to turn 13 for this very reason.

A shotgun.
We are always telling Ky to stop scratching when he's nervous (usually when he's in trouble), but when Grandpa started talking about Ky shooting it, he started scratching and says "ME?!!" Like the thought never crossed his mind that he had to actually fire the thing!
Grandpa took the opportunity to teach a few gun safety and prevention tips to all the young boys at the party.
Kyran and Grandpa.
Neither one even noticing that Ky's got that thing pointed straight at grandpa's head.

10 Months Old

I remembered all day long that Kendall was 10 months old today but I totally forgot to take pics of her until after she fell asleep.
I guess her sleeping pics will have to do.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Football Pics

He didn't want to get an individual photo taken but I told him that someday he'd appreciate it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

13 years ago today....

Anyone remember this cutie??

He turns 13 today.
Happy Birthday Baby Boy.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

15 years

Today marks the day that 15 years ago 'WE' began.

Through ups and downs,

ins and outs,

head over heels.

I'd do it all over again.

Love ya, Babe.

Always and Forever.

Breast Cancer Survivor

This was done by my BFF Natalie's sister Jenifer.
You may remember their Mother (Ky's Gramma Jane who was by my side when Kyran was born) passed away from cancer many years ago.
Listen to her new single and read her story below.

If you can't see the above video click here.

Here is my story. I was 6 months pregnant with my second child when diagnosed with breast cancer. I was stage 2B which meant that my tumor was large and had spread to some lymph nodes. My daughter, Sophia, was still in my womb for my first 3 chemotherapy treatments. My son, Nicholas was 13 months old at the time. I had a long family history of breast cancer, so I actually thought I might have to face it "some day". I didn't realize, however, that I could get cancer at such a young age. Since diagnosis, I tested positive for the BRACA 2 mutation,(a breast cancer gene) so my treatment became very aggressive. I had a full hysterectomy and a second mastectomy, plus reconstruction. I worry about the future for both of my children. I continue treatment with a drug that helps prevent recurrence. I deal with joint and bone pain everyday, and it makes it difficult to care for my children. I will not go off of the drug, because I need to know I'm doing EVERYTHING in my power to be there for my babies. I am a 4 year survivor and I plan on being a cute old Yia Yia (grandma in Greek). I believe my cancer journey has made me a stronger person. As I read in a book, The Cancer Conqueror, (by Greg Anderson) My body may have had cancer, but my mind and soul only have cancer if I allow it. I will NOT allow it! My song "You Are Not Alone" is my song of inspiration to women everywhere! It expresses what gave me strength and what I hope will empower women around the world battling women's cancers. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to cancer research and awareness. Cancer has touch all of our lives in one way or another by now, so my message to everyone is simple.

You are not alone!

Jenifer Menedis

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Dooder-Bug & Booda-Butt

Dooder-Bug threw a touchdown pass and ran for a touchdown while Booda-Butt ran for two touchdowns Saturday against the Vikings.
Final Score
Panthers 24, Vikings 0
The nicknames they loved as kids now makes them cringe with embarrassment in public. Apparently, it's no longer appropriate to cheer for them using anything other than their birth names. Guess it's time to bring out the cowbell then...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I learned a new trick

I've recently learned how to braid cornrows.
See Kori's braids?

They're far from perfect but I'm still super excited!
~Yay for me~

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Poor Kruz

Poor Kruz. He's one tough kid.

Kendall has some really cute flannel burp clothes that Nana made for her. She left one on the slick hard wood floor. Kruz stepped on it doing 100 mph around the corner. He landed teeth first on the hardwood. The result was a big, puffy lip.
The only thing to stop the tears was his brand spankin' new backpack filled with fun school supplies. I'd tucked it away but had no choice but to bribe him with it.
Bad Kendall for leaving her spit rag just lying around like that....

Welcome Our Newest Member of the Family McClure

Everyone is arguing over names. Kori picks out names that no one can pronounce.
Kyran wants to name him "Rocky"

Kelley's names are all mean...

And nobody likes my names.

Sigh. I'll keep you posted when he's got a name. :)

He's 4 pounds of fur and surprisingly he doesn't bark. Hopefully he won't start! He slept in his Kennel all night without whining or crying and not one single accident! Yay!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Girls

Kori, Nevaeh, Alexys
It's the end of summer vacation.
All three start School tomorrow!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Got Jokes? Need a Laugh?

My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels.

She asked, 'What's on TV?'

I said, 'Dust.'

And then the fight started...

My wife and I are watching "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" while we were in bed.

I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?"

"No," she answered.

I then said, "Is that your final answer?"

She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, "Yes."

So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And then the fight started....

Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, and slipped quietly into the garage.

I hooked up the boat up to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour.

The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day.

I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed.

I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."

My loving wife of 10 years replied, "Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"

And that's how the fight started...

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.

She said,’ I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds.'

I bought her a scale.

And then the fight started...


When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace expensive...

So, I took her to a gas station.

And then the fight started...


After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security.

The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age.

I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my Wallet at home.

I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.

The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.

So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.

She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.

She said, 'You should have dropped your pants.

You might have gotten disability, too.'

And then the fight started...

My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.

My wife asked, 'Do you know her?'

Yes,' I sighed, 'She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since.'

'My God!' says my wife, 'who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?'

And then the fight started...


I took my wife to a restaurant.

The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.

"I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please."

He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"

"Nah, she can order for herself."

And then the fight started...


A woman is standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.

She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband,

'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.'

The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.'

And then the fight started.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Football Scrimmage

It's that time of year again. Kyran's last year in the Senior Division. These photo's are from last nights scrimmage. Ky's team looked really good - should be a great season!!

Kyran at Quarterback.
Kyran, under pressure, rolling out, looking to pass.

He ran the ball instead. That's him covered in purple.

One last action shot, with Dad looking on.