Yeah. We haven’t overwhelmed anyone. Especially not UK.
Clifford: Hey Kait, why did the Gators cross the road?
Me: Clifford, I don’t want to hear this.
Clifford: Kait. Kait. Why did they? Why did the Gators cross the road?
Me: Cliffy I-
Clifford: Because they couldn’t cross the goal line. OHHHHHH BURN.
*insert fist fight*
So I’ve really gotten into football lately. It may lead to my death having my friends across the street being Auburn and FSU fans, but I’m a Florida Gator fan. And this football season has been pretty darn awesome. My Gator merchandise has increased significantly. I now have a new Gator shirt, a hoodie, a jacket, a hat, a sign, a football, a bumper sticker, duct tape, stickers, and random other misc. It drives Christin nuts.
The Gators have won all but one of their games. It was a sad night when they lost to the Bulldogs, 17-9, but overall, this season has been a great one. Tomorrow they play Jacksonville State(I didn’t even know that existed…?) and then next weekend is the big FSU vs. UF game. It is going to be epic. We are all planning on gathering across the street and watching it together. The ‘Noles have had a pretty good season also, so it is going to be an awesome game. Sad for me since I will be the only Gator fan attending. It’s gonna be intense.
On another note, this conversation took place on our way to the library yesterday:
Mom: Matthew stop going “Uhhhh” in the middle of your sentences.
Matthew: Yes ma’am.
Ben: Yeah what are you, drunk?
First off, I refuse to talk about the election.
Yes I am still alive. My lopsided legness has not cost me my life, yet, and after three weeks of physical therapy I am finally done with all that.
Also I found this on Pinterest, which pretty much is our group motto.
I rest my case?
Did I mention that a few weeks ago Christin and I baked 4 dozen cupcakes, 2 cakes, and 5 dozen cookies for a cake walk for our Halloween party?
I say Christin and I since we planned and organized everything, but really we couldn’t have done it without Christian and Chris. They were two pretty awesome helpers.
The Halloween party was a success, and our friends showed up the day before and surprised us. That was awesome, and we all had a (for me, crazy, insanely busy ) fun weekend.
Wesley pulled off the Greaser outlandishly well. Taylor was an FBI agent.
And of course Cliffy in his Steelers Fan get-up had to make himself known in this picture. Thanks Clifford.
Speaking of Clifford, the shirt I got him for his birthday, which I mentioned in my last post, finally came in and he wore it last weekend for the first time.
It’s basically totally awesome.
That’s pretty much all that’s been going on. This is my last normal week for a while, as the Johnsons are coming again in a week for Thanksgiving(yay!), and after that we have December starting and some surprise visitor/s coming, and then Christin is home for three weeks starting the 14th and schools out starting the 17th. I’m so excited, I can’t wait. Then after that, we have the birthday month. Ben, Jesse, Christian, and I all have birthdays. It’s gonna be awesome.
On a closing note, we are half way done with Dad being gone. Hooray, yet at the time I wonder how the heck we are only HALF way done. Only 4 1/2 more months…
Also Lucy stole my socks.
Dangit Lucy, I thought I’d be out of the house before I had to worry about you stealing my clothes.
I would promise to blog more often now but I doubt that’s going to happen. Sorry people. I’m a horrible person, I know.October 17, 2012
Before you say anything, yes. Yes I have failed. I know. I wouldn’t blame y’all if you started throwing tomatoes and trying to burn down my blog in protest of my absence lately. Or perhaps you’ve just given up all hope of me ever writing again and are actually not even reading this.
But the truth is, I’ve been quite the busy gal. And I’ve got a lot of news to share.
To start out, a few weekends ago I got to celebrate two of my friend’s birthdays with them. Christin and Cliffy both had birthdays one weekend, so you can imagine there was a lot of partying going on then. On Christin’s birthday I went out to eat with her and her family. It was a lot of fun, and we had the most hilarious waiter.
Then we came home and a bunch of people came over. We ate cake and opened gifts, and then we played a shot game(with Coke, no worries people. We are good teenagers) and while some of the guys played Minecraft, the rest of us played volleyball with balloons.
This all lasted until midnight, when we fairwelled Christin’s birthday and welcomed Cliffy’s. The next morning, I went across the street and helped set up all of the decorations for Cliffy’s party that afternoon. After that we went to get a movie, then came back and watched Puss in Boots with some of the neighborhood kids. Later we all had pizza and cake and opened presents. My gift for Cliffy(a t-shirt) was still on it’s way so I drew him a picture of him and pasted a picture of the shirt over it.
Then we went bowling. I was so close to winning both times, but once fell short by one point and the next by two. So close…
The next day we were all pretty tired. Christin headed back to college and the rest of us just kinda hung around. The next day, my family headed to Orlando for a mini-vacation. We didn’t go to any of the parks, but the hotel we stayed at had a water park and little arcade and stuff. The best part for me was meeting my friends who I’ve known over the computer for years now. They came to the hotel on Monday night and we all played cards and had pizza and stuff. It was so cool finally getting to meet them — easily the highlight of the trip.
The boys had a blast at the water park on Tuesday. We went down the bigger slides they had. Two of them were fun enough, but one of them was insane.
It felt like you were about to fly off of the slide. In case you were wondering, this is not a pleasant feeling.
All of the time in between doing stuff I spent watching the news(politics) and football. Yep I’m weird. I did watch a few other shows, but seriously…there is nothing good on TV anymore.
Tuesday night we went to Downtown Disney. I don’t want to talk about it. Let’s just say I don’t like crowds. And there was crowd.
Wednesday morning we packed up and left, stopping at Waffle House for breakfast on the way out. We got home around 3 and were able to surprise Cliffy at the bus stop, since he didn’t think we would get home until that night. We were originally going to go to Ikea before we left Orlando, but we decided against it on Wednesday morning and decided just to go home.
It was a fun trip, though weird without Dad with us. But we all had a great time. It was good to be home and see our friends again, though.
Now we are all planning for our Halloween party next Saturday. Christin is coming home for it so that’s exciting. We’ve got a bajillion things to bake for it, since we are providing treats for the actually party AND a cake walk we are doing, so we are going to be pretty busy that Friday and Saturday morning.
The other day I had a doctor’s appointment. Well, technically it was a Physical Therapy appointment because I went to the doctor a month or so ago because of this bad joint pain I’ve been having in my legs and shoulders. The doctor told me then that he thought one of my legs might be longer than the other, so I need to go to PT to get it adjusted, but that nothing was wrong with my shoulder. Naturally I was like “Umm dude, people’s shoulders don’t just pop every time they move them and ache 24/7 and keep them up at night”. Also naturally I didn’t actually say that because I don’t really talk to people I don’t know unless I have to. And by “have to”, I mean I’ll die if I don’t.
So we made an appointment for PT for my leg. I went in the other day and was handed this paper that asked me all these questions and had a diagram of a human where it wanted me to circle all of the places I was experiencing pain. Since my doctors appointment, my right shoulder had gotten worse and now my wrists and even occasionally my elbow have also started to be bothersome. Basically, my entire right side was falling apart. So basically every joint from my hip up was circled. Then my PT dude was like “Well, it says here you’re here for hip/leg joint pain.” and I was like “Well, my right shoulder hurts a lot and the doctor said nothing was wrong but it hurts so obviously something is wrong.” And he was all like “Alright well let’s see here…”
And I had to do all of this different stuff so he could test my shoulder. He realized that my right shoulder sits higher than my left, when it should sit lower because it’s my dominant arm. Then he felt my spine. And he stopped.
Long story short, I have to get an x-ray done to see if I have scoliosis because he thinks my spine might be crooked and get blood work done for some stuff, too. And I have SI Joint Dysfunction, which is my leg problem (and, unknown to me beforehand, also the source of my back pain) , so I have to go to PT twice a week for three weeks to get that fixed. Whoohoo. Because I love the doctor’s. Not.
So yeah, that’s what’s been going on. Time has been flying by for us, which is awesome because we are uber excited for the Johnsons to come for Thanksgiving again this year. 34 more days! So that’s the next exciting thing happening after Halloween.
That’s all that been happening. Besides Piccola texting me and telling me that half and half was made of half cream and half sugar.
That’s it though.
I haven’t posted in while yet a lot has been going on. It involves Minecraft cake and out of touch teenagers/almost teenagers. Prepare for a long and nonsensical post.September 3, 2012
So this is only my, like, 8th attempt at blogging this week. But I failed. And no, it has nothing to do with the fact that I spend all of my spare time watching Bones.
Christin came home for the weekend(yay!), and we decided we were going to make a Minecraft cake that we saw on Pinterest. This cake, to be specific.
Yeah we’re adventurous.
So not only did we have to make the cake, but we decided we would also try making our own fondant. And that is why this cake took about 4 hours to complete.
Here are pictures of the process after we went shopping for all of the stuff.
So after a lot of kneading and trying to get our balls of fondant the right colors, which was just about impossible when it came to brown, we put them in the fridge and went to the beach. It was an absolutely gorgeous day.
Then we came back, got all cleaned up, ate dinner, then got back to the cake, which Christin had baked while we ate dinner and was already cooling. The boys went to play kick ball and man hunt and we got back to cake making.
So we got out the fondant and rolled it out. One of the blobs didn’t really work out that well. We tried adding chocolate to it for the brown one because working with red, green, blue, and yellow food coloring wasn’t working out very well, but I guess the chocolate…messed it up. Or something. Because it turned into weird tasting fudge like…stuff. Christin thought it tasted good, I thought it tasted weird, and Christian thought it tasted like death and spit it out so we ended up just throwing it away.
The light brown, where we only added a little chocolate, turned out okay though so we rolled it out and attempted to cut squares into it. That was an adventure. Christian stood over our shoulders criticizing the whole time. Most of them did not look like squares of fondant, but more like strangely proportioned rectangles of bologna.
After we got all of the fondant square/rectangle things done, we cut the cake and got them into square shapes and started dirty icing them.
Handyman/critic Christian took a lot of pictures for us.
After that, we started applying the fondant.
Okay so they may not look perfect but all four of our brothers knew what they were and said they were awesome, and so did the other neighborhood kids that came over to try it.
And then it all kinda turned into a party.
And then yesterday evening we all hung out again, doing nothing really. We rode Ripstiks and tossed a football around. Some of the guys played basketball. It was nice.
And then today we played cards. For hours. Christian, Joe, Gabe, and Ian played Minecraft while Christin, Cliffy, and I played Garbage/Golf, later joined by Chris and Matt. When they arrived we started playing Spoons. It was so fun.
And then after Christin left to go back to college around 2:30, we played four square and messed around with Ripstiks again and after dinner we played basketball, aka took turns making hoops, which I am actually starting to get fairly good at surprisingly enough.
So basically, we had a fun Labor Day weekend. It was nice having Christin back — another girl amidst all these boys I’m surrounded by.
That’s about all that’s been going on. In 9 days I’ll be going up to South Carolina again, as has become tradition, and staying with my aunt for a week and a half. I am really excited to go see all my cousins. It’s sure to be fun!
Now please excuse me while I go watch more Bones. I’m totally
not obsessed with this show.
This has been an awesome summer. Don’t believe me? Look at all this.
Many, many beach days. Seriously, we went at least 20 times in the last month.
Found a giant spider. I also saved Cliffy from walking right into it.
Multiple trips to Walmart.
Messed around outside. A lot.
Late nights inside.
I am very sad it’s over. But it’s actually not that bad. Every day Matt, who is usually already at our house since he’s homeschooled and finishes around noon, Joe, Gabe, Christin, and I go and meet Christian and Chris(Matt’s brother) at their bus stop right after 2:00, and then we all hang out until 4, then we go meet Cliffy at his bus stop, then we all hang out and usually play four square until dinner and then hang out again after dinner.
The first day after school, we all played four square in the pouring rain. Words can’t express how awesome it was.
Only thing missing was Cliffy because he was still in school. Sad face.
Anyway, that’s all that’s been going on. Lots of four square and bus stop meetings.
Well, it’s almost time to go meet Chris and Christian. So, until next time!
I’ve been enjoying busy days spent with our previously mentioned new, and awesome, neighbors. That’s why I haven’t been here on the blog much lately. But I figured I should bring y’all up to date on what’s been going on.
It’s been rainy. And it’s horrible because we normally would go to the beach to pass the time. But since it’s been icky outside, we’ve spent most of our time either inside or on the Chrises porch.
Here’s some of the stuff we’ve done:
Brown Widow Spider killing.
Playing Uno while it poured.
Going crazy from caffeine and sugar and partying.
Weird hat wearing.
Yep, it’s been pretty awesome. There’s only 13 days left until school, so we’re spending as much time hanging out as possible.
So yes, that’s what I’ve been up to. Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go blow dry my hair because it’s still wet from returning from the beach.
Until next time!
Pretty much awesome people moved in across the street. And they’re probably reading this. Hey guys! Let’s go to the beach…July 29, 2012
So ever since Joe’s best friend(who was very cool, may he move in peace) who lived across the street moved away, I’ve been hoping that we’d get some sweet awesome neighbors in their place. As most of you know, I have exactly one friend here. And I have been hoping that some more teenagers who were actually cool in the neighborhood.
And guess what.
The Chrises, as we call them(Christin, Christian, and Christopher(Cliffy), have become quite good friends in a short period of time. They’re basically super cool.
Plus Christin has made us cookies/brownies twice, and I’ve already collected a plate of brownies from Cliffy.
And we chased an armadillo around.
Look at this vigorous running and searching
Yep. We were exhausted after our two-minute hunt.
So we went to the beach.
In fact, we’ve gone to the beach every single day for the past 8 days. Tomorrow we’ll be on day 9, and we totally intend on keeping it up for as long as humanly possible.
Some days we swim and drag others along.
And some days we just have to walk down and chill because it’s too late to swim and some of us were busy earlier in the day.
But either way, we always make it down.
So yes, that is why I have been non existent on this here blog. I’ve been spending most of my time with these three.
Time well spent.
Well, it’s like midnight so I’m going to go now. Tomorrow we’re having a big beach outing that will include about 10 people(GINORMOUS, I know), so I’ll try to get more pictures and post them.
Until then, I leave you with a good dose of creepiness.
I would pay good money to see Journey in concert. But will I ever get to? No. Why? Because I was born in the wrong era.July 12, 2012
“MOOOOOOM WHY WAS I BORN IN THIS AGE? I BELONG IN THE 80′S!”
I say this. All. The. Time.
Seriously, everything awesome happened in the 80′s. You had Michael Jackson, Journey, Peter Cetera, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, ELO, Lionel Richie…now what do we have? Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga.
And that’s just the music! The original Star Wars trilogy was releasing, A-Team was playing, and Pac Man was the hit game.
Now we’ve got what, Call of Duty?
It’s so hard being an 80′s fan in a 2000′s world.
For the record, yes I know Journey is still touring, as well as several of the other bands I mentioned. But they are no where around here and by the time I’m married and able to force my husband to take me to them, they probably won’t be anymore. And I will be very very sad.