Friday, July 29, 2016

Check Out the Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo

During the summer we try to come up with different things to do. Not all the time, mind you. I did write a post on how I'm not entertaining the kids during summer break. But we do like to check local places out. We decided to check out the Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo.

If the name sounds familiar it might be because it was featured on Dirty Jobs.

Obviously, as the name implies, there are snakes:

But there are also other animals.

This is me when I've eaten too many carbs:

This is me when my kids talk about Minecraft:

There's also a petting zoo. You can buy some feed when you pay for your tickets. A llama named Hans greets you:

I'm kidding. He's not always there. And his name isn't Hans. I have no idea what his name is. Or maybe it's a girl. But it looked like a boy named Hans.

Hans wants some of your food:

There are also goats. And pigs.

The goats will start surrounding fairly quickly. Some goats are rude and will try to take the bag. Other goats will bump against you like, "Hello? Feed me! Now!" Sort of like the plant on Little Shop Of Horrors.

They are persistent:

You'd think Natalie's favorite part would be the goats, but no. She loved the chicks that were running around.

There are also various shows throughout the day. We stayed for the one about snakes:

And yes, you CAN touch the snake. Natalie rushed right on up:

She's always loved snakes though. When she was 6, her school had a petting zoo come to the school and she happily wore a snake:

She's always loved animals. ALL animals. So she had a fantastic time.

If you go to the snake farm want want to check out a delicious place to eat, go to Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ. It's pretty close and has amazing brisket:

Do you like snakes?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Why My Husband Will Make A Great MTI

My husband has been in MTI school for seven and a half weeks now. MTI stands for military training instructor. Basically he'll be in charge of the new trainees who go to boot camp to be in the Air Force. He graduates on Friday. I've always said my husband would make a fantastic MTI because he has what is known as "bitch resting face." You don't know what mood he's truly in. Is he happy? Upset? Excited? He'll keep you guessing.

Here's why my husband will make a MTI:

He looks like this when he's actually in a fantastic mood. The trainees will be all, "Oh crap, he looks pissed, I need to make sure I do EXTRA good today."

He knows his weapons. Not that he'll be bringing out a gun in front of the trainees but still, he knows what he's doing.

Even on his birthday when he's having an amazing time, he looks like this. He could be having an amazing day with the trainees, but they'll never know it:

A trainee might be like, "Okay, he has a small smile on his that a small smile? Is it gas? What's happening?"

Really, the main reason my husband will make a fantastic MTI is because he's dedicated. He wants to make the new wave of Airmen good people. He cannot stand lazy people. Unfortunately he's had to work with some. I have no doubt that the trainees will respect my husband. They might think he's mean and wonder why he rarely smiles, but down the line after they've gone to their first base and have started work, they'll look back at my husband fondly.

And say things like, "My instructor? He never smiled.."

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hey, It's Okay!

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog. Doesn't have to be on a Tuesday either. Just make sure you link up and that the post you link up is a Hey, It's Okay Post. Grab the button if you'd like!

--To have reviewed some LuLaRoe for the first time here.

--To have a post up at The Military Mom and Wife about why it's okay when my husband deploys here.

--To be proud of my husband: he graduates from MTI (military training instructor) school on Friday.

--To have taken the kids to see the new Ghostbusters movie. It was hilarious! See a longer review on my blog Facebook page here.

--To already be thinking of Halloween costumes. Natalie wants to be a Five Nights At Freddy's character. I don't sew, so I'm checking out Etsy. Tommy says he'll stay home and pass out the candy. Maybe I can get him out though. He is 14, but I remember Trick Or Treating until was 16. I was always in costume! It irks me when teenagers come dressed in regular clothes expecting candy. Put on a mask or something first. Then get the Snickers bar.

--To have started watching House Of Cards. I like it!

--To have made this meme because there's always one family member asking on social media where my husband is and when he's coming back. Even when I've explained that I'm not able to say. They mean well, I get that, but leaving dates and places on social media isn't safe for our soldiers:

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