Jeremiah 29: 11-14

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you."

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Last Post

This is officially the last post at Rollin' with the Rooneys.

My sweet husband "freaked" out this week when he just happen to read my blog. It's not something he does on a consistent basis. I had left it up on my computer and then left to do something around the house. So, he helped himself. Due to some recent events around here he was VERY alarmed at my lack of descrection. He would like things a little more anonymous.

After several days of wondering what changes I should make, I've decided to start another blog. This one is more "fairy tale" style and our real names and locations won't be mentioned. BUT the pics will STAY!! HA! So, if you care to join us on our "royal" adventure, send me a quick email!

Adios amigos, for now.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Weekend

We had a great weekend. On Friday we had our usual "movie night", complete with movies and pizza. Saturday was spent just hangin' out around the house. We decided to grill fish and opted to eat dinner outdoors. It was a beautiful evening filled with great food and many family laughs!

The kids would eat some and then go play on the swings.

I meant to have a picture of Michael at the grill, but instead ended up with this one. No Michael. Just the grill. (He and my dad built this last year. Turned out pretty nice.)

On Sunday we enjoyed a wonderful patriotic service and then headed home for a day of rest and relaxation. We had several storms come through so it made a great stay home day.

Monday we headed out early for Six Flags. We got there just shortly before the rides opened. So, the lines were very short. Yea!!

Ethan was really excited about his first ride...the TRAIN!

Kate and Connor really wanted to sit at the front so they could "ring the bell". I'm sure you can tell that Mason is just THRILLED!

After the train, Kate headed for the swings (she was the only one)

...and Connor headed for the planes.

Kate and Connor then rode this...(don't remember the name). It's like a mini "Superman" ride for kids. Its hard to tell in this pic, but they are crackin' up! Sooo cute!

Connor was in a really great and daring mood. So after the children's rides, he insisted on riding the Tony Hawk roller coaster.

Then Connor asked to ride ANOTHER coaster. This was his first time on the Judge Roy Scream.

The first time he rode with Mason and I sat directly behind them with Kate.

They loved it so much they wanted to go again. This time Dad went and he and Kate got in the front. (Have I mentioned that my new camera has an AWESOME zoom?!?!)

Next was the parachutes. Kate rode with Mason.

And I rode with Connor.

Kate begged Daddy to ride the "balloon ride". It goes up in the air and spins around like the tea cups. I think this is one of the last rides for Michael!! :(

Connor insisted on taking a picture with the Bat mobile.

Mason wrode "crazy legs" solo.

Michael, Kate, and Mason wated to ride Aqua Man before we left. This is them coming down.....SPLASH!!!!!!!!!!!

When they got off the boat, they stood on the bridge and got splashed by the next boat.

And they went home COMPLETELY drenched! As Kate said, " panties are wet....."
I guess she thought only the outside got wet??? She learned quickly.

And as we were leaving the old "six flags guy" was hanging out takin' pictures. Too funny!

We came home. Cooked hamburgers outside. And had a red, white, and blue dessert. (White chocolate pie with chocolate dipped strawberries and blueberries. YUMMM! )


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Catching Up - Show Us Where You Live....

Several weeks ago, Kelly started "Show Us Where You Live Friday". Each Friday on her blog she posts pictures of various rooms throughout her house. She's asked her readers to do the same and then link them back to her blog. I've never looked through ALL of the links, but I've enjoyed some of them. It's neat to look at different styles of arranging furniture and decorating. I didn't start several weeks ago, so today I'm playing catch up. So far, they've looked at the kitchen, living room, and dining room.

I've posted several pictures of my kitchen recently after we painted the cabinets. (You can see the transformation here) There hasn't been much change since then. I'm still waiting (eagerly) for new granite countertops. I know they'll make a huge difference! Until then...

The kitchen leads directly into our breakfast nook, and then to the living room.

Our living room is a large open room. We love the "open-ness" (is that a word?). However, trying to make it feel warm became a challenge. After living in our home about two years, I found a friend-of-a-friend who makes custom drapes. She gave me the idea to use the drapes to brind the room "down" to just one level. I think she did a fabulous job. Adding the curtains made a HUGE improvement.
Above is looking in from the foryer.
Below is looking in from the kitchen.

We had a large blank wall above the fireplace until we found this painting. I love it. Looks like a Kinkaid, but no original $ here!
This small table is a new addition in our foryer.

On the other side of our kitchen, a doorway leads to the formal dinning room. In this picture you see the front door.
In this room the same seamstress made these drapes and matching runner for the table.

Several piece of art in this room we bought on a trip to Paris. We bought them from local artists down on the river (Toi, are you laughing now?! :)I brought them home and added frames and a mat.
This particular piece I got from Toi's mom. We love it because it is an opera house that is located in Paris. And we actually went there during our visit.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Graduation Celebration

Yesterday was Kate's last day in pre-school. After their graduation ceremony last week, they had a "fun" week. They spent the past two days with outside activities and lots of play. So, they concluded with an ice cream party yesterday.

Kate and her teacher, Ms. Allyson

Kate with Ms. Donelle - her bible teacher and the director of the school.

Our family went out to celebrate last night. We told Kate she could choose where ever she wanted to go and she asked for quesadillas (darn the bad luck! :) So we headed to On the Border.

She had a "graduation" gift from us, Grabbie, and Granda & Granddad

She got excited when she saw the James Avery box. (I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing that she's four and recognizes the little orange box...?!?)

And she was THRILLED that she got a new charm bracelet. Complete with a tiara charm (from Grabbie), a "K" charm from Granda and Granddad, a graduation hat from Mom and Dad, and a heart and cross charm from her brothers.

Oh....and she got some new shades yesterday. She told me these were "the kind you're suppost to wear..." I guess she means they're in style.