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Monday, December 31, 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

10:31 p.m.

Dear Next Door Neighbor,

I have now been listening to your 2 1/2 year old son beat the drums he apparently got for Christmas for 2 hours now. If it does not stop soon (so I can get some sleep) I'm going to come over there and use your head as a cymbal.

Thank you and have a nice day.

NOTE:(I'm so not going to do this, but it sounds good.)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Dear Dr. Brazil,

I kinda have this love-hate relationship with you right now. While I love you for giving me z-pack and cough syrup with codeine for my bronchitis. I think I hate you for informing me how "huge" this baby is and that his head is "monster sized."


Wednesday, December 26, 2007


1. I have come to realize that my butt: will always be behind me. and since i don't have to look at it, well, outta sight...
2. I have come to realize that when I talk: no one listens to me.
3. I have come to realize that I need: to forgive and forget and move on.
4. I have come to realize that I lost: my mind some time ago and am just now realizing it.
5. I have come to realize that I hate it when: people try to prove me wrong.
6. I have come to realize that marriage: isn't exactly what i thought it was going to be...some days aren't that great, naturally, but it's still good. i'd do it again and with the same guy.
7. I have come to realize that work: is done until February 18 when i go back from maternity leave.
8. I have come to realize that I will always be: considered weird by some. oh well. i am, just as God made me, sir.
9. I have come to realize that I like: me. just as i am, sir.
10. I have come to realize that the last time I cried: this morning because i am sick and very pregnant and hormonal and pretty much a basket case.
11.I have come to realize that my cell phone is: is on my dresser needing to be charged.
12. I have come to realize that before I go to sleep at night: i'm always watching TV.
13. I am currently thinking about: how crappy i feel.
14. I have come to realize that babies: need to come out of my uterus...soon.
15. I have come to realize that when I get on Myspace: no one ever comments me.
16. I have come to realize that today I will: be sick and whine about it.
17. I have come to realize that tonight I will: go to bed early...hopefully.
18. I have come to realize that tomorrow I will: go to the doctor.
19. Where's the best place to eat a romantic dinner? anyplace i don't have to cook.
20. What did you want to be when you were growing up? i never really knew, still don't.
21. How many colleges did you attend? 2
22. Why did you wear the shirt that you have on right now? because it fits my pregnant belly.
23. If you could visit anywhere and take someone with you...i would go to hungary and i would take my hungarian dad.
24. What errand/chore do you despise? dishes and putting away laundry.
25. If you didn't have to work, would you volunteer at an art gallery? absolutely, i love art.
26. What is your favorite cartoon character? lucy from peanuts
27. Are you planning on remaining in your current field? i have no idea.
28. Beach or lake? this question makes no sense to me...aren't their beaches on lakes?
29. What's your drink? southern sweet tea
30. Cowboys or Indians? cowboys
31. Cops or Robbers? cops
32. Who from high school would you like to run into? eric
33. Have you ever had to use a firearm? only for fun
34. Last book you read? some cheesy inspirational romance novel
35, Do you have a teddy bear? my kids do.
36. Somewhere in California you've never been and would like to go? i've never been to ca.
37. Number of texts in a day? i may get a few a month
38. If you had to choose- would you start a new career or relationship? career. i'd love to work someplace fun and creative.
39. How many jobs have you had? let's see...babysitter, library aide, balloon artiste extraordinaire, secretary and lunch lady.
40. Are you where you thought you would be at this age? oh hardly. but come on, life never takes you where you think you're gonna go, does it?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

The Bubble Beards

Christmas Card Photo 2003 (and I think my most favorite!)

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Madison at 22 months old.

Hey Now You're An All-Star

Miss Madison made the basketball All-Star team!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I love them...

But they are driving me crazy.

And I might as well start with this one...

1. She is the messiest eater EVER.

2. Her room is always disgusting.

3. She loves to irritate the crap out of her brother when she thinks no one is paying attention and thinks it's funny right up until he smacks her and then it's "Mom, Ian hit me."

1. He is the most stubborn, opinionated, headstrong kid I have ever met.

2. He thinks he can lay on the charm and/or humor to get out of anything.

3. If he doesn't get his way he thinks nothing of screaming and wailing for 30 minutes.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Photo of the Day

Gingerbread house created by Ian

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Random Photo of the Day

I ran across this one and thought I'd post it just because it's one of my favorites.

Monday, December 17, 2007

All I Want For Christmas

After listening to everything that my kids want for Christmas, I decided it was my turn to make a list. I'm not really expecting to get anything off of it...just thought it would be fun and actually give me something to blog about.

1. This chair from Ikea. It's quite a deal at $89.99 and extremely comfortable too!

2. Can't have the chair without the matching footstool at $44.99. (Man I love that Ikea!)

3. KI Memories Pop Culture Scrapbook Paper

4. This book.

5.Making Memories Noteworthy Scrapbook Collection

6. Eternity Purple Orchid Perfume...my current bottle is almost empty.

7.These vintage Shiny Brite ornaments that are on Ebay. I love vintage Shiny Brite Ornaments, they remind me of my Grandma.

8. Third Day Chronology 2001-2006 CD

Having a Christmas Meme

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both

2. Real tree or artificial? We have a real one this year, usually it's artificial due to my allergies, but I gave into the rest of the family and am suffering with my stuffy nose

3. When do you put up the tree? The first week of December, although not this year, it was just put up this past Wednesday

4. When do you take the tree down? The first week of January

5. Do you like eggnog? NO!!!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? New Kids On The Block Concert tickets

7. Do you have a nativity scene? yes

8. Hardest person to buy for? Michael

9. Easiest person to buy for? Ian

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? a carpet cleaner (I enjoy the carpet cleaner, but didn't exactly want it for Christmas)

11. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail, not sure that any are getting out this year though

12. Favorite Christmas Movies: A Christmas Story

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Around Thanksgiving

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? no

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Green Bean Casserole

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? colored

17. Five Favorite Christmas songs? What Child is This, Baby, It's Cold Outside, O Holy Night, Frosty and Away in the Manger

18. Most Annoying Christmas song? All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

19. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home

20. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph

21. Angel or Star on top of the tree? star

22. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? both

23. Most annoying thing about this time of year? the crowds

24. Favorite Christmas Apparel? don't have any

25. What I love most about Christmas? Spending time with my family

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Praise the Lord and Pass The Ammunition

The kids have a snow day tomorrow! Oh and so do I since I work for the school district and I still get paid for snow days!!! Whoo Hoo!!!

Sleepless in Taylor

Miss Madison woke me up at 12:30 last night complaining that her stomach hurt. Then she started with this hacking cough. I instantly knew the vomiting was about to begin. She always starts hacking before she pukes.

My poor baby has now thrown up more than I have ever seen a human throw up. Every single time she has taken a drink of anything, it has come right back up. Michael is currently bundling up and going to brave the blizzard we are currently experiencing to get her some Gatorade because he's so afraid she going to get dehydrated. Thankfully his truck is a 4x4 and there's a gas station less than a mile down the road. Please pray that she'll get better soon.

I now leave you with a photo of our freshly fallen snow. (Taken from the front door, because I'm not going all the way outside in this mess...lol)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Sibling Love

sometimes the only punishment left for the bickering
is to make them hold hands...
and if you try to crush the other person's hand.....
you get extra minutes added.

(Photo taken 06/05 when they weren't being punished)

Love This

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Reasons Why I Haven't Blogged

1. My feet swell up like balloons when I sit in front of the computer.
2. I seriously can think of nothing interesting to blog about.
3. Christmas shopping takes up all of my energy.

Those are actually the only reasons that I can think of...I pray my brain returns to normal after this pregnancy. This whole pregnant brain thing is beginning to scare me. I will now leave you with a parting shot of an aerial view of my 35 week pregnant stomach.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Twas the month before Christmas, When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying, Nor taking a stand.

Why the Politically Correct Police had taken away,

The reason for Christmas - no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing,

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a " Holiday ".

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod, something was changing,

Something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down

At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.

At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears

You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty, are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded

The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"

Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say

Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday Six

All photos taken on Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007


I'm in the other room and Madison and Ian have Radio Disney on in the living room. A song comes on and they're singing in a really high pitch, kind of like the Chipmunks and Ian says "Who the heck is singing, it hears like a midget?" Madison pipes up "You mean it sounds like a little person?" (She's so PC, you know.)

Turns out it was Hampton the Hamster singing Hamster Party. Who the heck is Hampton the Hamster?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

When I Was 14

I once woke up at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning to watch the world premier of this video. How sad was I?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Dear Children

I love you both more than you know, but can you please stop bringing home the stomach flu? I have now caught it from each of you within 2 weeks. Enough already!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Reasons I Hate The Komodo Dragon

1. Komodo's are reptiles. I despise reptiles of any type.

2. They eat carrion. (Carrion is rotting flesh in case you didn't know.) That's just gross.

3. Because they eat carrion Komodo's have a disease filled bacteria in their mouth. After they bite their prey it will get sick and die from blood poisoning within a day or two. This includes 12 humans in the last 70 years. (I don't have to worry about this as I never step near reptiles)

4. Komodo Dragons are cannibals, eating their young and occasionally their eggs. EWWW!

5. Their teeth are large, curved and serrated and arraged so that the maximum amount of flesh can be bitten off and swallowed whole.

6. A large komodo can swallow a deer whole and then will lay around in the sun for a week, waiting for the animal to digest. That's just plain lazy. Maybe they should try chewing!

7. I am not an animal person. I care nothing about the habitat, diet, and location of any animal. Sue me.

8. Michael said that he's help Ian with his Komodo Dragon project, but for some reason I have done all the work and research. Plus Ian is sick with a fever and yucky stomach and hasn't been able to do much either!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Saturday Six

Taken this morning at Home Depot's Kids Workshop.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Ian was the Green Power Ranger and Madison was Cotton Candy this year. I didn't take too many pictures or even go Trick or Treating with them thanks to this lovely stomach virus that I (and my mom too)have.