Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
This is Dad blowing out his candles, one of everyone's most flattering poses. We were kind to him and did not make him blow out 75 candles, and if you look closely, you will note that the candles actually say 53, not 75. Dad is never very upfront about his age, so we wanted to keep his delusion alive (and besides, Mom forgot to buy candles and this was all she had in her pantry!)Here is another great shot of Dad. We were trying to get pics while the kids were dying for ice cream and cake, so you have to take what we got! We all had a great time together eating enchiladas, tacos, beans, rice, chips and salsa, and all that good stuff. Yum! Dad knows how to pick a good birthday meal! The chocolate cake with walnuts was stupendous, too!! Good thing it was Fast Sunday!
Here is a close-up of the birthday love note jar. There are 75 small candy bars inside, each with a sweet note from a family member wrapped around it. The thoughts were all so great--just what I was looking for. I'm sure Dad will enjoy unwrapping a few of the notes every day or so for a few weeks to come! He deserves all the kind words and more. We sure love you Dad!!!
Well, that is the end of my first blogging post. It was actually quite painless! Hope you enjoyed it!!!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Well, I (Scotty), have been appointed by the Lambert family to be the official blogger in the Murphy-satellite location of Brentwood. Things are good over here, all of the Christmas decorations are down, and replaced with Happy Birthday signs and balloons for my mom. We celebrated yesterday in the typical Murphy style, stuffing ourselves with awesome mexican food. Dad did all of the cooking, and us boys helped. Kimberly headed back to school last friday, and is in the middle of her first classes as I type. We got home from our cruise on thirsday, and we all agree that we had one of the best times that we have ever had! We left on the 27th from New Orleans, and spent the night sailing down the Missippi river, and then spent a whole day at sea, filling ourselves with food, swimming, hittng the water-slides, and lounging. That next morning we arrived in Progresso, a tiny town that is built a few miles from the 6th wonder of the world, Chichen-Itza (Spelling?). We decided not to go on any adventures, but rahter lounge on the beach, and see what the little town had to offer. The next day we docked in Cozumel, hopped in a taxi and drove to a private beach called "paradise." And it was! We got back on the boat and spent another day at sea, before docking back in New Orleans on New Year's. We all made it back safe and sound. (except for me finding out that there is some man with the name of Scott Murphy Lambert out there that is a known drug trafficker. I was notified of this at customs! I swear I am not a user.) The past few days have been very nice, dad has been home, and we are all just spending time together before I have to take off. Love you all and hope that you all had a great Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR! XO
P.S. Forgive the sleepy looks in some of the pics. . .we were tired. :-)
We played a charades/pictionary game with the Christmas symbols. Some of my favorites were Danny's "Christmas tree" and Karen's ''angel' (she just stood there)! Grammy and Grandpa talked about Christ as the most important part of Christmas and we read Luke 2. It was a fun night.