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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Last Post of 2008

and nothing is going on. Madison is headed to a friend's house to spend the night with 9 other girls. (I'll be praying for those parents...lol) The boys and I will spending a quiet evening. (I'll be kicking butt at Guitar Hero.) I leave you with this...
...my baby is walking!

Monday, December 29, 2008

It's That Time Again...

it wasn't me who spent way too much time twittering today. even learned that i can twitter via text message.

it's not me who is way too obsessed with guitar hero that ian received as a christmas present from my parents. (but it is totally me who play every single note of when we were young)

completely not me who decided that she has way too much scrapbook stuff. will have to take a pic to show that i totally don't have enough...ha!

soooo not me who got the crazy notion that i am going to take a random photo everyday for the next year. who in their right mind would attempt this?

i wish it wasn't me who was up all night vomiting and having the cha cha cha's. (i know tmi) i am feeling a bit better and managed to keep the mrs. grass soup that i ate for dinner down.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Qui, Moi? Non!

I did not go to the store wearing a pajama top this morning. I did not think that if I zipped my coat up all the way so no one would see.

I am not currently having one of my random allergic reactions. I am also not hopped up on mega doses of benadryl.

It's not me who keeps trying to bug Michael into letting us get a dog for Christmas.

I did not come home from church yesterday and proceed to pass out for 3 hours.

Totally wasn't me who went out in a snow storm on Friday just to take pictures.

I do not still have shopping to do, although I swore I would be finished by this time.

I do not still have all of my wrapping to do, although I swore I would not be wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve at midnight ever again.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snowed In And Nothing Better To Do

Your Christmas is Modern

Your wish for the New Year is more happiness.

For you, Christmas is a spiritual holiday. You can't separate it from your beliefs.

You are patient when it comes to Christmas. You don't celebrate too early, and you don't like seeing holiday decorations in October.

You like Christmas traditions, but you're not uptight about them. You do things your way.

You have some preferred ways of celebrating Christmas, but you're open to compromise.

You enjoy Christmas more than anyone you know. Some might call it an obsession!

You like giving to your friends and family during Christmas. You focus on the people you're close to.

You Are Considerate and Mature

You approach the holidays with responsibility and cooperation.

You'll do your part to make sure that everyone else has a happy holiday.

You aren't particularly picky or high maintenance during the holidays.

You're happy to be in the company of people you love, and you're willing to "go with the flow."

Of all the types, you are the most likely to give someone exactly what they want.

You're also the most likely to wrap all your presents well - to prevent peeking!

You Can Say "Merry Christmas" in 14 Languages

You can say "Merry Christmas" in:















Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Concert

Madison is playing the viola on the far left and Ian is playing the cello and is on the right side in the red sweater vest.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Time For Another Thrilling Edition Of Not Me Monday

This week it was not me who woke my kid up from his nap because I couldn’t resist the bubble wrap that came with my most recent Etsy purchase.

It was not me who just got her Christmas tree up on Saturday.

It certainly was not me who had 2 children with pink eye last week and then didn't give it to their Grammy.

I am not the person who watched 12 episodes of Big Love this weekend.

It's so not me who cannot figure out why my Kodak software decided it no longer wants to work. Also, not me who can't fix the issue...even when it's uninstalled and then reinstalled.

I did not practically blind our son with the flash from my camera, turning into a paparazzi-shooting, camera-crazed mama. *FLASH! FLASH! FLASH!* Not me! It's totally not his first Christmas tree picture.

Again, I did not create this post on Sunday night and schedule it to automatically post at a random time on Monday. It would not truly be a Not Me Monday if I were to do something like that, which I did not do, by the way...I swear.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday Sevens

Seven things I did before I was a Mom?

1. Wore enough black eyeliner, black nail polish and the occasional black lipstick for 5 girls.
2. Went to at least 5 concerts a year.
3. Actually wore combat boots with pretty much everything, including skirts. doc martens Pictures, Images and Photos
4. Wrote in a journal daily.
5. Tended to only think about myself.
6. Drank slurpees on a daily basis.
7. Thought I wanted to be a lawyer.

Seven things I do now that I know Jesus really loves me:

1. Ask REGULARLY for forgiveness.
2. Have quiet time with Him every single day.
3. Sing worship music at the top of my lungs in the car, not caring if people are watching me.
4. Look at life from an eternal view.
5. I know that I am never really alone.
6. CONSTANTLY talk to Him and ask for his guidance in my life.
7. I'm a much better person with Him than I would ever be without Him.

Seven things I would like to do!

1. Go to Hungary to see where "my people" are from.Budapest Pictures, Images and Photos
2. Become a professional photographer.
3. Go back to school and actually get a degree this time.
4. Get caught up with scrapbooking.
5. Travel, travel, travel.
6. Survive my daughter's fast approaching teen years.
7. Finish Wuthering Heights. (I have tried many times and just cannot get into it.)

Seven favorite foods.

1. Stuffed Cabbage (must have sour cream with it)
2. Fresh Mozzarella
3. Hummus
4. Fattoush with Feta
5. Cabbage and Noodles
6. Trader Joe's Organic Dill Pickles
7. Ben and Jerry's Creme Brulee Ice Cream

Seven things I say most often:

1. Seriously.
2. Don't talk to me like that.
3. Please pick up your room.
4. Where is your uniform?
5. Hey monkey boy.
6. May I please have 5 minutes of quiet?
7. Leave your brother (or sister) alone.

Monday, December 8, 2008

it positively positive was NOT me. nope.

The stories below are most definitely fictional and would NOT be anything that really happened in our house this past week!

I did not decide that Elek is not getting anymore vaccinations.

I did not drive 20+ miles on Saturday in the snow to the Carter's Outlet because I don't love me some Carter's baby clothes.

I most certainly did not buy the kids matching Christmas pajamas. Nor did I let them wear the pajamas at the same time. That would just be lame.

I am not the slightest bit amused by my feisty, opinionated daughter, who talks constantly, and lets her feelings be known. Not at all.

I did not watch Cops and laugh hysterically when the dog bite a guy trapped in a Mexican restaurant. I did not repeatedly say "I love this show".

And the piece de resistance, I certainly did not sneak in on Michael kissing Ian good night and PANTS him. Sweat pants all the way to the floor. I did not roll on the floor laughing, snorting and cackling... ( yes, I am that immature!) I did not pay for it at 5am with the "cold-hands" treatment while I was still snug in my bed and Michael was off to work. And I will not continue to be paying for it all week. Nope. No siree. Not Me.

I love not doing stuff.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Elek's doing better. He has slept through the night the last 2 nights. He's still coughing a bit and has 10 days of breathing treatments remaining. He doesn't really act sick. He's still crawling around and being his usual self...getting into everything. Thank you for all of your prayers!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


For the past 3 days I've had to do this every six hours.

He's been diagnosed with asthma and has a cold and sounds horrible. He coughs a ton, hasn't been sleeping well and when he is asleep, I'm awake and listening to him breathe.

Can you please pray for him? And me?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I was tagged by my friend Erica to give 7 random facts
The rules are:-Link to the person who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
-Share 7 random and or weird facts about yourself.
-Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
-Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
7 random facts:

1. I have a bizarre obsession with ears. I love cleaning earwax out of them.
2. Elek has started walking and it's making me want another baby.
3. I love peanut butter and pickle sandwiches.
4. I am tired 99.9% of the time. You would think I would sleep more than 5 hours a night.
5. I want to be an art teacher when I grow up.
6. I don't delete my photos and I take thousands.
7. If it was possible I would rarely leave my house.

And I'm just going to tag whomever wants to play along.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Welcome Back

Welcome Back Kotter

I find it quite funny that Madison's substitute teacher's name was Mr. Kotter. Hmmm...I wonder where the Sweathogs were.