Sunday, August 26, 2007

The most valuable item in my purse

My son Shane wants to be a Geologist someday. The boy already has a monster rock collection. Everywhere we go, if they're selling geodes, or the likes, he's 'a buyin'! When we go on vacation, or if he has a particularly good memory, he'll look to the ground and pick up a rock. I've been telling him lately to label them. He has them all displayed proudly in his room. I think if he labeled all of them, when he's a Grandpa, he could tell such great stories about his life all from rocks.
When we first moved here, he found this rock in our backyard and ran to me and gave it to me. Now it has a home in my purse. I carry it everywhere. It's the most valuable thing in my purse, and that's the truth! Mere chance could not have orhcestrated such an awesome thing. God created that rock just for me. For Shane to find someday, and give to me. He's so awesome!

So, I know I have been MIA for quite sometime. I just talked to my mother, and she said, I needed to post. So, here I am. Posting. Sorry to have taken so long to post. Did you miss me? I know that you did. You can admit it.

So, we went out a while back and launched the new rockets the boys had made. Remember how Theron lost his at rocket camp? Well, we went out and launched the newly made ones. Collin's did weird circle thingies. Theron's went straight up and down. Shane's went almost due sideways. And, we lost it! Urgh! I mean, seriously, where do they keep going? It was like, it should be right here! But it wasn't. Dang it all!

If only I was blog smart enough to cue the Air Force theme song right here...Off we go into the wild blue yonder...or something like that.

Look, he let me take his picture! Apparently when he's holding a rocket, it's ok!

"Cue the Hallelujah chorus now......"

Look at the view we had while we were launching the rockets...

And, as we were plodding through yet another field infested with flying stinging insects looking for a rocket, you know that I had to stop and take a nature shot!

Hope everybody is doing well!


Susie PSU said...

Thanks for the post! I love seeing the boys, but don't see nearly enough of you, Kristen. Hand that camera over and say "Cheese!"

Shana-Lynn said...

You were surely missed here. I thought something had happened to you, glad you're back and everything is ok.

Man, those suckers got some height.
And that rock is totally awesome, I've never seen anything like it before.

Janice said...

So glad to read your post! That was just the sweethest thing for Shane to give you that heart shaped rock!!! I love it!!

Gotta love the flower picture - complete with bee and all! I have a couple of those to share sometime but I thought I've subjected you bloggers with enough pictures in my last post. So the bees will have to wait a couple of days. :-)

A.K. said...

now that is a great post to come back..... I was right here singing the AF song with. Those are great pictures Kristen!!!

Megan said...

I DID miss you!!!

Love the rocket-launching pictures! What a beautiful rainbow! I LOVE rainbows!

Julie Luse said...

great pics!

Stacy said...

I love the rock! I get rocks but they are not that cute- they usually have dirt on it!!!! Love the thought though.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Looks like a fun, fun day! And of course, you took some great photos to go with it.

Glad to see a post from you!