J-5 Rogers Family

7.06.2008

7.6.54

Today is my Dad's (Abuelo) 54th birthday! It's kinda cool that his birthday is 7654 - easy to remember anyway.
Are you becoming eligible for any senior discounts yet, Dad? :)
There is a picture of him below, and as you'll see, the above comment is a joke because even if he WAS eligible, he doesn't look his age, and nobody would believe him anyway. The hair loss just started a few years ago - a bad gene that runs on both sides of my family. EVERYONE in my family is skinny - I need to jump on that bandwagon. (As I sit here stuffing my face with Reese's Pieces...)


I remember when my Dad was in his 30's...sheesh, how time flies! I'll be 30 in 7 more months - I can't believe it. There is a definite plus to having young parents though. They always had energy to do things with us, (they still do!) they can enjoy us as adults, and they will get to enjoy their grand kids, and possibly great-grand kids, too! I'm all about the young parents thing - so long as you are ready.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ABUELO!

We'll see you in about 9 more days if the flights still look good then.


My sister got back from Florida last week, and then left the next day to Eureka Springs, Arkansas for one of her best friend's wedding. She was in the wedding. They stayed at a haunted hotel for 2 nights. I'm sorry to disappoint you, Sandra, but there was no haunted activity. :(
There were some ghost hunters taking pictures everywhere, and there were certain "haunted" rooms, but Jessenia refused to stay in them. My Mom had given her holy water, so as soon as she walked in the room, she was spreading it everywhere. She says she wore her rosary the entire time too. I just crack up thinking about it! There was a ghost tour that her friends went on, but she didn't...sissy! Then she wouldn't even let them tell her about it because she said she would rather not know. If I wasn't able to go on the tour, I would have wanted EVERY detail. I'm the opposite of her!

Weekend overview...
On Friday, we went with Aba to help her find a new refrigerator & dishwasher. If you know Aba, then you know that decisions are NOT easy for her - they NEVER have been, and that's why she doesn't have furniture in her front room. (Well she does now thanks to my sister being there and storing her furniture there.) For most people, it's a money thing...for my Mom, it's a "I'm NEVER EVER satisfied with ANYTHING thing." She is worse than me...by far!!!!! Needless to say, no refrigerator was bought, and no dishwasher was bought. The only good thing was that while we were at Grapevine Mills at the Sears Outlet, Jeremy took Jaydon to play lunar golf at this cool little place. It was only $2.77 for Jaydon to play 18 holes. He could play 3 times for that price. It was so cool - the neon lights and stuff. Nice time for our boy! It's nice to find these cheap indoor treats during these awful Texas summers!
Then that evening, we were supposed to meet up with the Linder's & family/friends to watch the fireworks. We always watch them at Bedford Boys Ranch, and they do too, so we thought it would be cool to do the watching with another family this year - something different. Jaydon was looking forward to seeing Ash and he kept telling us that "We are going to see AshWeigh and fireworks at the school, right Mom?" I know he was looking forward to it. Well, that didn't happen and let me explain why...
We went to Wal-Mart after shopping for appliances because my Mom wanted to get us something for dinner. So we get home at around 6:00 and she starts preparing stuff. Then around 8:00, she realizes that her little calendar where she keeps cash, pictures, business cards, phone numbers, and appointments is missing. My Mom is an ALL cash person - VERY old school. She has a credit card for emergencies, and then she writes checks to pay all of her bills. She had $385 cash in there!!! It was not in a visible place, but it was inside the calendar thing. So off to Wal-Mart we go, and nobody had turned it in. GREAT - if nobody has turned it in 2 hours later, we are NOT finding that bad boy. At 8:45, I'm upset because she's so upset so we just go home. Then I realize our promise to Jaydon and we go to the Quad-Cities Fireworks show which starts at 9:30. We pull into the Kroger parking lot on Denton Hwy. and watch for about 20 minutes...at which time Jaydon falls asleep in my lap. Jacoby was already asleep in the car so we just left. Not a pleasant 4th of July for us.
Jaydon woke up the next morning and said that he liked the fireworks and no mention was made of not seeing them with Ashleigh, so that made me feel a little better. My apologies to the Linder's for not calling! I got your VM the next morning, and didn't think to call you back after my day got going. (I'm actually just thinking about it as I type this - sorry!)

To make up for it, we took Jaydon to a place in Lewisville called Going Bonkers. WOW - WAY cool! (Picture below.) It is a HUGE 3-story jumpy/maze/obstacle course thing and then there are video games upstairs. We are definitely having his birthday there. With a November birthday, you kinda have to have it inside. He REALLY enjoyed it and fell asleep on the car ride home. Jeremy and I even went through some of it - it is a DEFINITE work-out! That is why kids stay thin! He played by himself in it so I know that with a few friends there, he would have a TOTAL blast!
Then we went grocery shopping at Wal-Mart after that. We came home, unpacked groceries, and Jeremy made steak & baked potatoes. Nice dinner!

Today - Sunday - I have spent all day cleaning and doing laundry. I did 8 loads of laundry and thank God it's all done. All 4 of my boys (Jeremy, Jaydon, Jacoby & Duke dog) are sleeping, so I'm blogging.
...and that's our weekend, folks!


Aba's Missing Calendar Update:
Aba went back to Wal-Mart on Saturday after I called the Bedford Police Department. The PD told me that there was nothing they could do because it wasn't "stolen", and that Wal-Mart's theft prevention department should review the videotape. So they called my Mom on Saturday evening to get her receipt information so they knew exactly what time she was there. My Mom gave that to them, and they called back 10 minutes later and said they saw her on the tape. My Mom says, "How do you know it was me if you've never seen my face?" The guy says, "You were looking at the plantains, you bought 2 rotisserie chickens, and then you went to pay. You frequent our store, and I have seen you before, and I have been doing this for a long time." Kinda scary!!! Anyway, they saw on the tape who took her book with cash from the cash register, so now she has to file a police report so they can run the plates of the guy who took the stuff and trace him. The ONLY bad thing is that the cash is more than likely gone - poor Aba - $385!!! :( It's one of those "his word against mine" type deals.
Hopefully she'll get the calendar and pictures back. One of her favorite pictures of her & Jaydon is in there. We keep telling her that she needs to get a debit card, but she won't. S-T-U-B-B-O-R-N! She insists on ALWAYS having cash with her.
I just don't understand how people could be so nasty! If it was ONLY cash sitting somewhere and there was nobody around, then yes, I'd have to say I would be guilty of picking it up and taking it - cash doesn't have a name. HELLO - you are at a cash register at Wal-Mart and you don't turn that in!!? What is this world coming to?? It totally pisses me off! I could not live with myself if I had taken that - especially after opening it and seeing the pictures and personal stuff. My poor Mom works hard for her money - like we all do. :(
I'll keep you posted on any new details, and everyone please say a prayer that they find the man (yes, it was a man!) who did this!

Enjoy the pictures below...


The COOL place in Lewisville called Going Bonkers




My HANDSOME, youngest son...



3 Comments:

Anonymous Tia Cookie said...

Still can't get over how much Jacoby looks like Germ!

P.S. Sandra, my sister forgot to blog about the haunted dog, we almost got attaced by a ghost dog...have her explain! :)

July 6, 2008 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica/Jeremy/Jaydon & my lil guy Jacoby, muchas gracias por recordar el cumpleanos de abuelo/papi....I haven't applied for a senior citizens discount yet. What if they don't believe me (my age) and just think that I'm a cheapy old viejo???I'm, sooo proud of my gorgeous daughter Jessica who is taking the time to put the blog together, it is tons of work but give my tough ole gal a "challenge"....Just like her dear old Dad, guess it's in the blood!!! Oh well, wanted to add that my youngest daughter Jessenia (Jessica's lil sister) spend a week with us and we had lots of fun! If all goes as planned I will see you guys next week. Oh, by the way I'm planning on meeting my great-grandkids, as long as the good Lord allows it!!! Muchos besos, los quiero mucho, Papi/Abueloxoxoxoxo
P.S. Jaydon, I LOVED your greeting you left on my voicemail wishing Abuelo a Happy Birthday, thanks!!!

July 6, 2008 at 8:20 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

A Haunted Dog? Hmm, maybe I don't want to know! I freak out about that stuff. But you really took holy water?? LOL, that is so cool! My mami would be proud..."Ay mija, hechale en toda las esquinas y rezas 3 Aves Marias..." etc., etc!

July 6, 2008 at 11:09 PM  

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