Friday, October 5, 2007

HAPPY OCTOBER... bring it on!

I have been having a pretty ho-hum month, and its only 5 days old... but something happened this evening that just perked it all up.

#1:  Zack comes home tomorrow night, WOO HOO!  We don't speak the same language, he speaks 'smart' and I speak fluent 'huh?', but I sure have missed his intellectual conversation.  And maybe now someone will appreciate the suppers I cook while they are still hot!

#2:  The Tamale Lady has returned, and I actually had money to buy some!  Her tamales are a bit expensive at $1.25 each, but oh buddy are they worth it!  She sells them on the side of the road, still warm from an Igloo cooler out of the trunk of her car.  They are the best, and I love her for it.

#3:  GABE CALLED!  And he is in a safe location.  As usual he sounded great, like he was calling from right next door rather than clear on the other side of the world.  He's got a bit of a cough, due no doubt to the change in climate.  He had the same thing almost the whole time he was there the last time.  Cough and all, it was wonderful to hear his voice.

The Oompas are competing with the marching band again this year.  Rocky got to play the quad drums with them at the homecoming game and was tickled pink.  Becca is a flag twirler, oops, sorry... color guard, and Art is back on the tuba.  The Pride of Mesa Ridge has really made a name for itself and will be playing during the reveal for an episode of 'Extreme Home Makeover' that is being filmed just down the way on Sunday.  (watch for the upcoming Colorado episode).  And I get to be a chaperone on Wednesday when they go to the regional competition.  I was just going to drive along behind the buses to take pictures but the school did a background check on me and invited me to ride along on the bus with them.  How cool is that!  No doubt they decided after viewing the results of my background check that the students were actually safer with me in the bus rather than following behind in Big Red, but that's okay with me.  More photo opportunites and I get a free roundtrip ride to the competetion.

 

13 comments:

amy122389 said...

Mannnnn....your kids have got to have some muscles!  My shoulder would be killing me after any one of those!!

~Amy

deshelestraci said...

Your kids are so awesome!  Glad for Zack coming home for a visit and for you getting to talk to Gabe!  So glad he is safe.
Traci

sdoscher458 said...

Oh I love your #1,2 and especially #3. I know you are looking forward like a Momma Hen to Zack's return...it's so hard when the fledglings start to leave the nest. The kids look awesome in the band, take lots of pictures....love, Sandi

redpoppy007 said...

glad your son is ok..hope he is home soon.

ljat1 said...

Great pictures of the kids!  Looking forward to seeing more.  So glad that Gabe is well.  Have a great weekend.  Blessings, Linda  

midwestvintage said...

 Glad Gabe is sounding good and your children are so attractive.  I have friends like Zack sound.  I just shut up and listen and try and look smart, LOL.


               Julie

chat2missie said...

Great pictures of the kids!
Missie

jckfrstross said...

have a good time with Zach:) Glad the tamale lady is back i don't like them but DH does so i try and find good ones. Lord watch over Gabe and the crew keep them safe til the storm passes by.
They are talking snow up this way on Sunday UGH i hope they are wrong i want more fall weather

Deb

glensfork4 said...

Wonderful entry Jody....enjoy your time with Zack...and the band competition...the band is huge here in our county too.

I am so glad you got to speak with Gabe...I still pray the Lord keeps him and his crew safe.

Michele

princesssaurora said...

Glad Gabe is safe...

The kids look great... Rocky is turning into a Becky clone!

be well,
Dawn

mpnaz58 said...

Whoo hoo...upbeat news to say the least!!  Glad Gabe is safe and Zack is coming home!  Are the tamales red chili or green corn?  We'll be making our holiday batch first week of December...ugh, they are a lot of work!  So you passed a background check huh??  Kudos to you!
xoxo ~Myra

mutualaide said...

Well, life in Colorado is perking up a bit!  Glad to hear it.  

tressaabailey said...

And aren't you a proud mama?  Rightfully so.  I'm so glad you have one of your sons back.  Yea!