Wednesday, December 21, 2011

To Be Santa Claus

Why I Want to be Reincarnated as Santa Claus

Reason 1
: I would get to visit the North Pole. I have never been to the North Pole but I am certain it would be a fantastic experience.

Reason 2
: I would get to eat everything I want without feeling guilty. (This reason alone justifies wanting to be Santa Claus!)

Reason 3
: I would be able to stop time and fly around the entire world in one night in a magic sleigh with reindeer.

Reason 4
: I would get to work with actual elves. Possibly making me one of the taller people in my immediate world. This would be a big change.

Reason 5
: One of my favorite colors is green and I have three red-headed children. Obviously it was meant to be!

Reason 6
: I’d be able to go down chimneys. I’d even be able to go down the chimneys of houses without chimneys. This would be interesting.

Reason 7
: My entire life would be devoted to giving and making children happy. What could be better than that?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hair Clippers Mishap

I simply cannot explain what happened without crying.

Needless to say, the Little Man needs a professional barber,
who apparently is NOT ME!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cob Webs


Anyone home?

Anyone there?!?

Why is it so cob-webby and dusty?



Okay, I get the hint. I've been gone for several months and although I could bore you with the details, I won't.  I will spare all of the trauma -- plus if you know me, you know that my memory is royally hideous and therefore most of what I recount would probably be fabricated.

Just wanted to say HOWDY! And let everyone know I am still alive and will be blogging again.  Yah! Go me... and go you for reading!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Photo Friday: Week 32 - Shadows

It's Photo Friday! Week 32's theme is "shadows".  While the wee ones were happily jumping on the trampoline, I was able to catch these photos as their tiny bodies flew threw the air and cast shadows.  It was so fun to see the outline of their little forms on the trampoline mat.

Please hop on over to Trina's blog (click her button below) to see the other Photo Friday submissions.  It's so fun to see everyones ideas of each weeks theme.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

It's A Girl!

Husband's BFF & Wife (remember the Wedding of the Century?! click here to be reminded of that FANTABULOUS party!) found out a few months ago that they are preggers!!!  Well, obviously only Wife is preggers, but you know what I mean. Since I absolutely love babies and love BFF & Wife -- I was completely ecstatic by their baby news.  And it just keeps getting better!

Nope, not twins! Although that would be completely phenomenal news (to me...)

Because BFF & Wife are totally awesome, they decided to share their special moment of revealing the gender of their precious little babe with friends and family by throwing a "Gender Reveal Party". After Wife's ultrasound on Friday morning, the gender results were whisked away to a baker who made a cake that was either going to be pink for a girl or blue for a boy on the inside. No one but the baker (and the doctor) knew the wee one's gender until the cake was cut on Friday evening at the party.

Husband and I were honored to be at the party and learn that they are having a ..... GIRL! It was so unbelievably sweet! A total tear jerker moment.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Too Sick

Apparently, while I have been sicker than a dog for the last SIX WEEKS...

Yes, you heard me correctly.


The doctors have been wrong.  I had strep throat, but not bronchitis or pneumonia. I did have laryngitis and a sinus infection, but still not bronchitis or pneumonia -- which was treated with THREE different antibiotics and TWO series of steroids (to no avail or relief of symptoms.)

So, I have been blessed to have WHOOPING COUGH!


Who gets Whooping Cough now days? As an adult?!


The really great news is that it can take up to 3 months to clear up and with all of the coughing, I have managed to pull several rib muscles and even crack a rib!  Go me!  I love being an over-achiever!

As I recover, I will be taking a minor break from blogging as I attempt to heal.  Any prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Photo Friday: Week 29 - Summer

PHOTO FRIDAY PROJECT! Week 29's theme is "Summer", which is another fabulous, broad topic and as usual, I have a horrible time narrowing down
my choices to only one or two photos.

Please hop on over to Trina's blog (click her button below) to see the other Photo Friday submissions.  It's so fun to see everyone's ideas of each weeks theme.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

4 Things About Me

Jobs (Paying) I’ve Had:
1. Nanny
2. Pharmacy Sales Associate
3. Conference Center Scheduler
4. Executive Assistant

Places I Have Lived:
1. Minneapolis, MN
2. Saint Paul, MN 
3. There is no more...
4. Ditto to 3

Food I Love:
1. Spaghetti with meat sauce
2. Chicken Fajitas with lots of red & green peppers (no onions)
3. Anything with Peanut Butter! (I make a MEAN PB cake with PB frosting)
4. Potato Chips!

Websites I Visit Daily:
1. Minnesota Public Radio
2. Banking (blech!)
3. Blogfrog
4. Facebook

Places I’d Rather Be:
1. Laying under a comfy blanket in bed with a better book and the AC blasting!
2. Traveling around aimlessly until I found where I wanted to go
3. Half Price Books
4. Chowing down at Benihana's

Movies I Love:
1. Wedding Crashers
2. Dirty Dancing
3. Any Twilight Movie
4. Bowling for Columbine

TV Shows I Watch:
1. Glee (!)
2. Criminal Minds
3. Anything on the Food Network
4. Anything on HGTv

4 People I Tag:
Ummm….How do you tag people via the blog? 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Time Travel Tuesdays - A Day By The Numbers

Nicole at By Word of Mouth Musings has created a great link-up/blog hop called Time Travel Tuesdays. Each week she asks you to pull out an old post and link up. It's so much fun to read recycled posts of fellow bloggers.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Day By The Numbers

10: Number of dollars spent to gain entrance at the "cheap" movie theater for a family of five to watch "How To Train Your Dragon".

25: Number of minutes it takes to drive through town to get to the cheap theater.

4 million: Number of hours the same 25-minute drive FELT like while listening to three kids argue about who's turn it was to lead a rousing game of "I Spy With My Little Eye."

13: Number of toys that fell into a gigantic mud puddle when I opened my car door in the theater parking lot.

15: Number of people who were excited to learn that my family was sitting in their row at the theater.

3,491,876: Number of calories consumed within a two-hour period by my three children in the form of salt-soaked popcorn, Junior Mints, M&Ms, Twizzlers, nachos and soda.

4: Number of times Little Man went to the bathroom during the first half of the movie.

187: Number of people seated around us who think we handle the children well during a supposedly amusing, quiet, family-friendly movie.

523: Number of times Little Man "accidentally" kicked the back of the man's chair in front of us.

523: Number of times I apologized to the man in front of Little Man.

527: Number of times I asked the man in front of Little Man if I could buy him a soda, soft pretzel, nachos, or illegal narcotic.

3: Number of children who asked me, with a straight face, if they could have ice cream when we got home.

Infinite (PRICELESS): Number of times we'll do this again when we get the chance. It was worth every penny, tear, apology, and minute of temporary insanity.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Living in a Furnance

Wee ones had an awesome time playing with their new water hopscotch thingy.  Good times with weather that includes temps in the 90s and heat indexes into between105-110...   Just so you know that means our dew points and therefore, humidity levels that are comparable to what you feel in RAINFORESTS!


But I distinctly remember living in Minnesota and would prefer to see this right now...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Photo Friday: Week 28 - Family

PHOTO FRIDAY PROJECT! Week 28's theme is "Family".  With this week's theme being so very broad, it was excessively challenging for me to find only a couple of pictures. I mean, I want to share the connection between my wee ones, and my connection to my sisters and mom who are my cornerstones and that doesn't even touch on my best friends and neighbors who I also view as family!  I am so very beyond blessed to be surrounded by so many loving, kind, supportive people!

Please hop on over to Trina's blog (click her button below) to see the other Photo Friday submissions.  It's so fun to see everyone's ideas of each weeks theme.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Photography - Wordless(ful) Wednesday


Have I ever mentioned that I wish I could be a professional photographer?  I've never taken so much as a community education program. Nor have I taken a course in HS or college or ... any type of formal teaching process. As a matter of a fact, I haven't even loaned books through the library to try to teach myself different photography techniques. It all seems so daunting and overwhelming! Way TOO MUCH to learn.  Yet, once in a while, I amaze myself with a decent shot. Below are a few pictures I've taken recently that I really ended up liking, without any type of photo editing software -- not to toot my own horn...