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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

1. Cherry Raisinets
They are to die for. I love dried cherries to begin with, cover them in dark chocolate and I am one happy girl.

2. My kids are artistic and like to express themselves. Sometimes it's by drawing, other times it's the way they dress. I love that they don't feel that they have to be like everyone else. They are 100% individuals.

3. My cold/flu is going away. I'm not exactly sure what I had. It started Saturday afternoon with a sore throat and a fever. Then came the head congestion. I pretty much slept from 2 Saturday afternoon until about 6 Sunday evening. I still have a little bit of stuffiness and scratchy throat, but I know that I am on the mend.

4. I was totally thankful for the sun. It rained here Tuesday...all day. It was chilly too. Yesterday was sunny and warm and marvelous.

5. Happy that we are going to the apple orchard today. I love the apple orchard!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Top 10 Tuesday - 10 Things I Love About Autumn

10. Crisp Air
9. Colorful Leaves
8. Jeans & Sweatshirts
7. Pumpkin Patches & Hayrides
6. Homemade Pumpkin Seeds
5. Carving Pumpkins
4. Cinnamon Doughnuts from Apple Charlies
3. Apple Orchards
2. Halloween
1. Thanksgiving

Did I miss anything?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pet Peeves

1. Air guitar. Don't do it. You look like a dork.
2. Hypocrites in any shape, form or fashion.
3. The smell of syrup. It is for this reason alone that I do not eat pancakes.
4. Open cabinets/drawers. Say it with me: “Open. Close. Open. Close.” Thank you.
5. Phone people. Especially you blue-toothers.
6. Red-light runners. Thought you could squeak through, did you? You could hit someone. Someone like me. And if my child is in the car when that happens, I will make you sorry.
7. People who toss cigarette butts on the ground. Who decided those weren't trash?
8. The expression, "I hate to say this, but..." If you really hated to say it, you wouldn't say it.
9. People who cough and/or sneeze without covering their mouth. EWWW.
10. People who use YOUR when they mean YOU'RE.
11. Poor grammar in general. Is it that difficult to learn the difference between its and it's? Or their, they're, and there? Like it or not, many people will make assumptions about your intelligence based on your writing skills.
12. Those voice-activated customer service lines.
CS: "How can I help you today?"
me: "Make a payment."
CS: "I think you said 'Keep me on this moronic call for an hour and a half and then disconnect my service.' Is that correct?"
13. I hate it when people say "literally" when they actually mean "figuratively"
Even newscasters do it a lot now.
"The man literally exploded with rage"
No he didn't, otherwise all that would be left of him would be little chunks of goo scattered around...
14. Suburbanite kids who think they’re gangsta.
15. People who DEFINATELY can't spell. It's definitely definitely.
16. Noisy neighbours with barking dogs that I wish would disappear.
17. When people mispronounce EASY words i.e. the word "axe" as in "let me axe you a question"
18. People who throw used diapers in the parking lot after changing their kid in a car.
19. When people don't listen to what I am saying, then make me repeat it when they hear me mention something that actually interests them.
20. Any celebrity who feels that it is in their duty to tell me how to think, feel, act, vote, or live. We are all different. Unless you understand that and just deal with that, then you will never really know what tolerance is.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday

♥Today I am thankful for my fabulous new bubble bath. It smells amazing and has the most amazing bubbly foam ever.♥

♥Thankful that my kids go to a performing arts school where they believe that the arts are important to an education. I am a firm believer in this also.♥

♥Beyond blessed by my most awesome husband who tells me to go to bed when I am exhausted at 8:30 and that he'll make sure the kids get to bed.♥

♥I'm thankful for my job that I love, even though I complain and make it seem that I don't like it. :) I love those kids.♥

♥Totally thankful that the new TV season started this week. Yes, I'm superficial like that.♥

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top 10 Tuesday - 10 Ways I Love To Relax!

10. Take A Long Bubble Bath

9. Take & Edit Pictures

8. Scrapbook

7. See A Movie With Preston

6. Listen To Music

5. Read A Book

4. Go Shopping Alone

3. Get A Massage

2. Get A Pedicure

1. Get A Facial

#1 & 3 maybe happen once a year, but I sure love to relax while someone else does all the work!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cell Phone vs. Bible

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible?

So remember this...

You'll never have dropped calls and unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

But most important of all...you'll never have to ask Him 'Can you hear me now?'

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Just Thinking About...

I am so deprived!

My To Do List...
It's 2 pages long!

My Quiet Time...
How I long for a little more of it!

I don't remember it being that hard to listen the first time?

My house has been neglected
The garage is spotless.

My Family...
Thank you God!
I couldn't imagine life without them.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Decided that I'm going to post 5 things I'm thankful for every Thursday. Thinking it will do me some good to remember even the small things I've been blessed with.

♫ I'm thankful that I now have more time to spend with Elek during the day. I cut back my hours at work and love being able to hang out and cuddle more.

♫ I love that we're over a week into the school year and so far no one has been a grouch in the morning.

♫ Thankful that Sonic is still carrying my "limited time only" Diet Sparkling Lemonade.

♫ Beyond thankful that Ian met a neighbor who has quickly become his best friend. They share a mutual love of skateboards and BMX.

♫ Thankful that I had some girl time with my BFF, Meaghan. Megs moved to Delaware in May and I have been missing her like crazy. She's back visiting and we went out on Saturday and treated ourselves to Manicures, Pedicures and dinner.

So what are you thankful for?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Bit of Nonsense About a Sock

Here you sit, with 29 other single friends. Once part of a perfect pair, now you are all outcast members of apparel.

You show off your individual characteristics: stripes, labels, patterns longing (like a teenage girl) for the day when you will find your perfect mate.
Confusion sets in as you try to recall how you ended up in this predicament. You made it to the laundry room, but somehow became separated during the endless spinning and tumbling. Did your mate get somehow lodged behind the machines or did he get pulled through the dryer vent into some unknown abyss?

You wait and hope that during the course of the day your counterpart will be found unharmed (accidental bleaching is the worst), but as the sun begins to set you feel the dread of knowing your fate will soon be sealed and you will end up in "the drawer".

The drawer of lost socks, never (perhaps more like rarely) to be appreciated again. There you will wait until in a chance encounter some child who is late and running out the door will just grab two of you and head to school. The shame will be great as one of you will sag and the other will barely fit on the child who carelessly grabbed you. You might not even be the same color or pattern.... the embarrassment.
Yours is a cautionary tale of companionship lost, of a once useful life left to whither away on a ledge instead of the once adored smelly tennis shoe.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Musings

1. what is your current obsession?
baking cupcakes. they are just cute and fun to make.

2. what are you wearing today?
currently red sweat pants and a black tee.

3. what’s for dinner?
i'm not too sure. no plans just yet.

4. what’s the last thing you bought?
dinner at little daddy's last night.

5. what are you listening to right now?
ian and elek watching the powerpuff girls.

6. if you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
hands down, new york city.

7. one thing you wanna change about yourself?
be less critical.

8. if you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
budapest! oh how i wish...

9. which language do you want to learn?
french. i had 5 years worth of classes and can semi-read and understand if someone os speaking it to me. ask me to speak it, forget it. i have totally forgotten how to conjugate all the verbs. unlike our 3 tenses ( past, present, future) they have 14 tenses.

10. what’s your favourite quote?
"i'd rather be bold and fail, than be beige and succeed"

11. would you cook for me?
who are you..? that's an odd question.

12. what is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
don't be in contact with them and just slowly disappear.

13. what are you afraid of the most?
i am super scared of snakes, the dark, and something happening to my babies.

14. who do you want to meet right now?
it'd be nice to meet my friends :)

15. what is your favourite color?
it changes often, currently i love orange. tommorrow it could be aqua. i never know. i had a love for periwinkle for years, but i'm thinking that it's over.

16. give us 3 styling tips that work for you.
this question is so not for me. i'm not the most stylish person.

17. what is your dream job?

18. what’s your favorite magazine?
Taste of Home

19. if you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
a massage.

20. what do you consider a fashion faux pas?
leggings as pants.

21. who according to you is the most over-rated writer?
i'm drawing a blank on this one.

22. what brings a smile on your face instantly?
my kids.

23. a word that you say a lot?

24. what are you going to do after this?
fold laundry.

25. what do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
read, read, read.

26. what makes you go wild?
nothing. i'm not a wild person. more of a mellow person.

27. what are your favourite movies?
amelie, stranger than fiction, (500) days of summer, the philadelphia story

28. what inspires you?
i can find inspiration in pretty much anything.

29. what do your friends call you most commonly?

30. would you prefer coffee or tea?
tea. i don't drink coffee anymore.

31. which other blogs do you love visiting?
i have so many. i can't list them all.

32. favorite dessert/sweet?

33. how many tabs are turned on in your browser right now?

34. when you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
i slept hard last night.

35. favorite season?
autumn, most definitely.

36. one wish that you really want to see it come true?
i don't want to share it cause it won't come true, if i do.

37. what breaks your heart?
elderly people working, when they shouldn't be. as in, it's not their choice to work but they have to.

38. what's one thing you really want to do in life?
make some sort of impact, even if it's in the smallest way.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

3 Reasons I Love Being A Mom

She is a Free Spirit. Super Creative & Smart. She is Artistic & A Drama Queen. She is a Fashion Diva. She is Fiercely Independent. She is Compassionate & Beautiful on the Inside & Out. She is Athletic. She has Great Curly Hair & a Spunky Personality. She tries very hard not to be like everyone else. She has the best smile.

He Loves the Outdoors. He is a skateboarding & BMX addict. He is crazy shy. He has turned into my pickiest eater. He loves reading & drawing. He Loves Sports & is Very Athletic. He would eat Frosted Flakes 24/7. He gives the best hugs.

He is a Mama's boy. :) He is a Ham. His Laugh is Contagious. He is spirited. He is brilliant & obsessed with letters and numbers. He Enjoys Music & Dancing & he makes me Smile Everyday. He almost always has a car in his hand. His diet consist mainly of cheese.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Dear Life,

I complain when you are boring...
I complain when you are busy...
What does that make me?

A complainer.

I love being a busy mom...
But I am fond of breathing too.
Why can't I make up my mind?

Not really complaining...
Maybe Whining
Just a little

Dear Complainer Whiner,

You know you love every minute of it.

Just take deeper breaths.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back To School

Okay, so it's seriously hard for me to realize that my babies are in 8th grade and 5th grade. When did they grow up? And really, only another year until I am the parent of a high schooler. I'm not ready.

There's more pics of Maddy because Ian is far too cool for me to take pictures of him. Maddy on the other hand loves it and poses for as long as I'm willing to take them.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Photos taken in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010