Thursday, October 23, 2008

More than One?

Today in my usual eversation with Kristi we discussed blogging. I told her that I general do not have that much going on in my life that is either "G" rated (HAHA) or worth reading about. I am sure that none of you have a problem with this since you all lead very exciting lives. With my kids older than most I could tell you what smart mouths they have but then I would have to explain where they got it from (totally Craig) or of the nasty noises I get to hear all the time (again totally Craig) but really who wants to know that.... TMI! So thanks to my fellow ESAL I now have something to blog and I get to do more than my normal once a month post! Exciting for everyone! So here it goes, it is the.......

ABC's of Crystal

A. Attached or single? Attached
B. Best friend? My husband - Craig
C. Cake or Pie? Cake - Pie, Pecan please!
D. Day of Choice? Saturday
E. Essential item? Shoes
F. Favorite color? Lime Green
G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears, I can not take too much at one time thanks to an unfortunate skit at girls camp.
H. Hometown? Now - Blythewood Before - Lugoff
I. Indulgence? SHOES
J. January or July? January - start of a new year and another chance to get it right.
K. Kids? 4 if you count the Husband
L. Life isn’t complete without? my family
M. Marriage date? June 22 or somewhere close to that
N. Number of brothers and sisters? 2 younger sisters and a few other adopted sisters
O. Oranges or apples? Oranges
P. Phobias? ALL Bugs, Reptiles and Amphibians
Q. Quotes? "For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?" — Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) and "Work at our responsibility as parents as if everything in life counted on it." — Gordon B. Hinckley
R. Reasons to smile? Silly stuff that the kids do, that includes the Husband!
S. Season of Choice? Spring
T. Tag some people: Shannon and Tonya
U. Unknown fact about me? I am NOT perfect like ya'll think that I am! You just think so because I am an ESAL.
V. Vegetable? Butterbeans
W. Worst habit? My eating habits
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound, not as harmful

I hope that you have a good week and like I tell my Primary class CTR!

Friday, October 17, 2008


We had a family day out yesterday, we went to the South Carolina State Fair. We all had a very good time. It was a little different this year because Brandon and Taylor are older now and they are more willing to "risk life and limb" on the rides that go faster, higher and are all together more fun. We spent the first part of this adventure in the "kiddie " section so that Seth could get his fill of riding and fun. Seth is a lot like his Father and is a little skiddish with rides. We finally got him to take a couple of risks but I do not think that he will ride the Euroslide again. It was taller than he realized when we started to climb up and his incredibly MEAN Mother would not let him turn around and go back down. I believe that we had safely climbed up, got on the mat, slid down and was standing in line for another ride when he finally stopped crying! Taylor is definately my child. She only chickened out on one ride and I gotta say that I am not that crazy about swings but going about 4 stories in the air is always exciting. Brandon is like me as well but he has not learned the "art" of riding rides. An experienced rider knows that you have to break things up and NOT ride too many spinning rides in a row. By the end of the night Brandon no longer had that very expensive dinner that we paid for. I KNOW!, but you live and you learn and I am sure that the next go round he will mix it up better. Craig of course did not ride anything because of his vertigo or atleast that is the excuse that he has been sticking to these past few years. I did not get to ride as many as I would have liked but I did get my adrenaline up a few times as well as a few laughs where my kids are concerned. They make the funniest faces when they are scared! Sorry that I do not have any amusing pictures to share with you I took the camera and then left it in the car. One day I will be able to get myself together and amaze you with my blogging abilities!