Monday, December 31, 2007

365 Round 2!

I'm starting the 365 project over again! I got super, crazy busy last summer and well just kind of quit.

So today, New Years Eve, I'm starting again. Here we go with Day 1!!!

day 1/365 Round 2. WISH ME LUCK!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Best Commercial of 2007

Surely you guys have seen this Kleenex commercial. The one where a guy has a couch and kleenex set up on the street and he just talks with people.



I cry EVERY.TIME it's on.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas to Me!

yay, look what I just ordered with the awesome gift certificate from my brother and sister-in-law!!!

Plus Zappos as next day shipping so it should be here soon!!!

I got lot's of wonderful, thoughtful gifts. All the family time went off without a hitch and I'm sad it's over. I know, I know I was whining about just wanting this month to be over, but I love the anticipation of the whole holiday. Plus now I have to clean up and put away. Uggh!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from all of us here at ceece.net.
May you have a blessed holiday.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

yuck

Have you ever had a dream so scary and haunting that you're afraid to go back to sleep?

Yuck.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Countdown




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Originally uploaded by Ceece



Only 6 more days! Are you ready?



Saturday, December 15, 2007

short n' sweet




short n' sweet


Originally uploaded by Ceece



Isn't it amazing what a haircut can do for you? I don't know if it's the same with guys, but I know for a lot of girls a haircut can be one of the best things we can do for ourselves.



I did get the red re-redded, and the cut is a liiiitle shorter then normal, but it was nice for a change. A guy I used to work with always got his hair cut the same time every year and called it the re-set. I liked that. It can easily transfer over to your state-of-mind as well.



“Better a blush in the face than a spot in the heart”




“Better a blush in the face than a spot in the heart”


Originally uploaded by Ceece



I made one of the infamous tutu's for my sisters (almost) step-daughter, who's coming in for Christmas.



Honestly, I never thought I would want one of these, but I haven't stoppd playing with it since I made it.



I'm gonna need to make Lilli one next. so cute!



Thursday, December 13, 2007

macro on the wreath




macro on the wreath


Originally uploaded by Ceece





"My Tree"




"My Tree"


Originally uploaded by Ceece



bokeh'd out. fools.



Wednesday, December 12, 2007

shiny




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from the front tree.



Friday, December 7, 2007

Seriously?

My mom just called. Dad took his dog, Max to the vet tonight. He had twisted gut or bloat. They had to put him to sleep.
He was 14. We've had him since I was 12. I think I'm going to be sick.

Are the holidays over yet?

Monday, December 3, 2007

Gandee




Gandee


Originally uploaded by Ceece





bad times

well we were rained out of getting our Christmas Tree's yesterday, and today we have to take Gandee to the vets office. He's been really sick for the last couple days with what I could have sworn was food poisoning. Alas, now he can't move his back legs and tail. :-( I'm fearin' the worst guys, keep your fingers crossed.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Thank you, Erika

Erika over at Mmmmm, Brains showed me this lovely little thing today. I'd like to share it with you. Sweet dreams!

$3790.00The Cadaver Calculator - Find out how much your body is worth.

Austin Dating



It's Almost Here!

Tomorrow, we're going to cut down our Christmas tree's and take the picture for our Christmas Card!



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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

all things that are good

because we can never have too much old Gregg!!!



Monday, November 26, 2007

You know it baby.




You know it baby.


Originally uploaded by Ceece



From Brit. Pretty awesome, no?



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving

I Messed Up

It's gonna be a rough next few weeks for us guys, please say your prayers and keep your fingers crossed. I accidentally bought rough-gasstation-bathroom-one-ply toilet paper. Sucks doubly for me, because I have to use it and because I have to use it to wipe a certain three-year old and let's just say that on somedays that extra "ply" makes all the difference.

On a side note. Bob Dylan doing Cadillac commercials? WTF



Monday, November 19, 2007

1 am

For some awesome reason, over the last two months I've begun to develop a charming off/on case of insomnia. I've always been pretty fortunate and not had any real trouble at all when it came to sleeping or not. There's no real reason for it either, nothing really stressful going on, no new medicines, no new schedule changes.

I'm almost to the point where I'm ready to start chowin down the benadryl just so I can go to sleep before midnight. After all the kiddos are up around 8, and I need at least 15 hours of sleep to function ;-)

Any suggestions?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

What A Trooper!

Conner did really well yesterday. He wasn't super-scared and of course he wooed all the nurses. They were bringing him extra stickers and juice the entire time in recovery.

He slept almost all day when we got home and thankfully all night too.

His belly's all orange from the iodine and we can't give him a bath until 48 hours after the surgery, so orange he'll stay! He's back to whining this morning so we're pretty sure he's fine. :-)

Recovery



Friday, November 16, 2007

He's all good

Conner had his little surgery this morning and it went great. He was a little nervous at the last minute, but of course he won the nurses over. He has a wee little incision right above his belly button, right now it's covered with some gauze which comes off in 48 hours. He wasn't in the picture taking mood today, so I'll try to get some tomorrow.

Thanks to all for prayers and crossed fingers!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Bean

Tomorrow at 10 am ConnerBean is having outpatient surgery for a hernia. It's minor surgery and we'll be home before we know it, but please keep your fingers crossed and prayers said.

(before)
hernia before (1)

hernia before

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

President Bush Came A-Visiting

I went down to, well-not really protest, because I wasn't one of the fools yelling, I really just wanted to stand there and hold my sign quietly. And I succeeded. I respect the office and the position. Do I think he's the best president? No. But I don't think he has malicious intent. I think he's in over his head and doesn't know how to get out. You couldn't pay me enough to be the President of The United States really.

The following picture was taken by a fellow Flickr-ite, THEERIC11711, If you get a chance check out the rest of TheEric11711' s stream. It's really good.



PS. My Sign? It says" This Army Family Says Bring Our Troops Home".

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Happy Birthday John!

Happy, Happy Birthday to a dear friend and neighbor, John Coffman.

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Tonight we surprised him by meeting for dinner with several other friends and neighbors at Lynns Paradise Cafe.
If you're from New Albany and you don't know Dr. Coffman you are really missing out. He's a devoted Parishioner at St. Mary's and an indispensable volunteer for the Floyd County Democrats, and he usually knows a little bit about everything that's going on.

Happy Birthday John, "50" never looked so good. :-)

What More Could I Need?




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Originally uploaded by Ceece





Monday, November 5, 2007

Ehh..

Guess what!??? I already have 30% of my Christmas shopping done. Woot! I know you all are thrilled. The only challenge I foresee is continuing to buy people presents anyway, for a variety of reasons really. I know they'd really like it, what's one more gift, they really deserve another present etc. I'm really bad about shopping for other people, especially at Christmas. I love, love, love buying shiz for people. From the moment I see "THE ONE" I start imagining how the whole present opening experience will go. From the picture perfect wrapping, to the package sitting under the tree all Martha Stewart like, to handing the present to the person, them opening the present (pausing to comment on how gorgeous the wrap job is...) the way their eyes light up and a small gasp escapes their lips and eyes well up as they realize this truly is the most amazing, personal present they've ever received.

Riiiight... Of course it never happens like that, they tear into the package say, "thanks" and move on to the next. Oh well a girl can dream can't she?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Voting Tirade

I read a disturbing article in my local paper this morning. It said that less then a quarter of the state's registered voters will actually turn out to vote. Read that again. That's right, only 1 in 4. I don't know about you, but I know I hear more then 1 out of every four people I know bitch about the current administration so I just can't understand it.

There are countries across the world where our armed forces are fighting for those citizens to have the right to vote, and over here, it's just like most other things, we take it for granted. We don't want to leave the house a little early to stop by the polls, don't want to wait in line to vote, don't want to take the time to research the candidates, or are just flat out disgusted with politics.

I can certainly understand that last one. The pathetic display that the Tribune gave us through their "Letters to the Editor" section added to my disgust, that's for sure.

I was thinking about the above statistics in the shower this morning and the sacrifice that other countries make to be able to vote, and how our men and women in uniform help them, and to all the John Q Publics driving around with yellow ribbons on their car, what a better way to show our support by voting this election.

VOTE ON TUESDAY!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

NoBloShoeMo.2




NoBloShoeMo.2


Originally uploaded by Ceece



Day 2!!!



NoBloShoMo.1




NoBloShoMo.1


Originally uploaded by Ceece



It's that time again! NoBloShoeMo (or National Blog Shoe Month or something, which doesn't really make sense, but who asked you?)



Anyway it means 30 days of shoes. Yummm



Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween!!!

So do you have your costumes ready?

Tomorrow we're off to a costume party at a friends house, I'll post pictures of my costume after that.

What about you?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Busy-ness in the N'alb

Yesterday, despite the cold and rain, was a busy down around the increasingly bustling streets of New Albany.ty

I drove down Main St and saw the gorgeous purple sheen of the Cabinets by Rick truck in front of the old Abe Rental building. Then I came home to discover some wonderful sights. The little red shotgun house across the street was actually having work done. After being bought and then sitting empty for several months, this was a sight for sore eyes. The best news?? When I went over to introduce myself, I was informed that they are indeed looking to fix it up and sell it! That means one less rental property in our fair city. Woot!!

Finally, yesterday ended with a delightful social venture to the SpeakEasy Jazz Club on State St. This was my first visit there, after being put off by scheduling and quite frankly the so-so reviews I'd heard on the service. The service lived up to it's reputation unfortunately, however it was easy to be distracted by the 18 (?) piece big band that started performing around 8. Not only was the music swinging, but we were treated to the students of Shall We Dance showing off their moves.

All around a good day in the city, one that was well sought after. I am patiently awaiting reviews from the other two events that went down last night, that will have equally large impacts on our city.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'm an addict

Ok, so, I have a confession to make. There are some days when I can't make it through without a drink. When I get up in the morning sometimes I count the minutes till I can have another one.

A nice, ice-cold, fountain fresh Coke. Yummm.

I went until 6:30 today without one, and well, let's just say it won't happen again. To quote one of the funniest movies ever, Once it hits your lips, it's so good!!!

Your vices?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

No Naps

I think Bean is trying to wean himself off naps. For the sanity of yours truly this cannot happen. I know he still needs the naps cause if he doesn't have one come 3 o'clock it's fresh hell.

Keep your fingers crossed that maybe he was just having an off week.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Harvest Homecoming Head-butting

Adam and I look forward to Harvest Homecoming all year. It's the food mostly, following in a distant 2nd the reunions. It's a great opportunity to for local organizations to make money and raise awareness. But what about the local business's that invest in downtown all year long?

One business that I frequent 2-3 times a week had to close HH weekend because she couldn't even set up her outside tables and there was no way for patrons to get to her store front. When she sought out HH officials to find a solution and perhaps discuss how she could get the booth space in front of her store next year, she was basically told she was S.O.L. I am at a loss for words. These business's need out respect and support more then anyone. They are the ones who see the long term value in downtown, they see the glimmer and shine still left in the buildings. There has been some discussion about downtown business owners about getting together and rallying for next years HH, I will fully support any of these business's and desire to have equal representation at HH.

These downtown business's should be given first opportunity to get the booth space in front of their stores/restaurants. Or we can always move the location of HH. There's the 4H fairgrounds or the waterfront...So many options but such a long way to go.

Any other ideas out there in blogville?

Dyson how do I love thee...

A few weeks ago, we used some money from our savings account to by a Dyson vacuum. (WM had them on sale plus a $100 gift card!). Oh my gosh. The first night we actually fought over who got to use it first. It sucked up so much junk off the floor AFTER sweeping it, I started to gag a little bit. We don't even have carpet.

I try to vacuum the floors 2-3 times a week and it picks up such a large amount every time, i'd be frightened to space it out any more.

Bottom line, if you have the means to get a Dyson, do it. You won't be sorry.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Got my hair-did




Got my hair-did


Originally uploaded by Ceece



You like it?



Thursday, September 27, 2007

Attention PLEASE




Attention PLEASE


Originally uploaded by Ceece



Sorry guys, I hate to do this, but it needs to be done.



There are just too many cases I'm reading about across the internet about people having their kids pictures used for ads or stories or other, worse, things.



Tuesday, September 25, 2007

How Did This Happen?

Today at 11:30 am, my little bug turns 1! How in the world did that happen? What happened to my babies, I don't remember telling them they could grow up!

I'm One!

Lilli-Bug, it's been a heck of a year. You've grown so well and so fast after a little bit of a rocky start. You're crawling like a champ now and absolutely adore your brother.

Conner and Lilli

In the morning when you hear Dad's alarm clock go off and he gets up and ready for work, you sit in you crib saying "da, da, da", until he comes in and gets you!

You love spending time with your Gramerly, Pap, Opa and Oma, and Aunts Leesh and Rae Rae.

You're the entertainment in our weekly lunch meeting with friends.

We all love you so much bug!

Lilli-Bug!

So big!

Martha and Tim Together!

Be still my heart!



Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Scrapbooking

A few weekends ago, I went to a scrapbook benefit for Officers Denzinger and White and their families. It was nice to go, because it resparked my interest and motivation in scrapbooking. I'm usually more motivated if I've got someone else to do it with.

So if you're interested in maybe getting together at my house or yours a night a month let me know! I love learning from other people!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

motivation

Today was the Historic Homes Tour in downtown, and it was a motivator if there ever was one. I am so envious of the houses and their owners. I mean these people have done a fantastic job! A lot of time, blood, sweat and tears I'm sure.

That's what I have to keep reminding myself too. Is that when we bought this house, we knew it was going to take time to get all the work done that we wanted (as if work on older homes ever stops!) and that we're relativly young here and it doesn't have to be done now.

After telling Adam about it, I think he's ready to refocus and get more work done. The kids kind of slow us down to you know?

Just a few critiques, I really think the cost is a bit much for this. Maybe $10? I'll be interested in hearing the final count. My friend Ted F, who's on the Commission, said it was crazy busy. Also more houses, less commercial buildings. I like talking to the owners and seeing their personal touches.

Great job to everyone who was involved!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

I saved a piece of cake for Mulder

Is there such a thing as a quarter life crises?

Today I'm 26 years old, I still feel like a little kid. Does that ever end? Sometimes I wonder when I'll quit feeling like I'm just barely managing to pull one over on people. Like well another day i fooled people into thinking I am a responsible adult.

Hooray for presents though!!!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Another Reason I Love Them

They make videos like this
Digby, "Bad Swing"



Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pictures are Up!

Click on the shot for more.

coolest people to ever to be in Germany together at the same time!



Awe.Some



1,500 plus CPDRC inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines at practice

Home, Sweet, Home

Wow does it feel good to be home. I promise I'll post more details of the trip later, as well as lots of pictures. But being gone for 10 days means I've got some catching up to do on other "real life" stuff.

Plus the boy's third (!!!!) birthday is Saturday.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

*Quick Amsterdam Update*

Hello all! I just wanted to say hi and let you know we arrived safe and sound. Today was our last full day in Amsterdam, and tomorrow we are off to Berlin to meet our friend Moritz and be with him as he gets married this weekend.

I'm having a truly amazing time and it's unbelievable here. The differences and the similarities. I need more time.

But I miss my kids and I miss my husband. I love a vacation and all, but it'll be good to be home.

More details and pictures once I return home!

Friday, July 13, 2007

I'm off!!!

Wooot. in less then 24 hours from now I'll be on my way to Europe! I'm almost done packing. I think I've stopped because I'm getting a little hesitant to leave my kiddos. :-( I've got a lovely stack of pictures I'm taking, but I'll still miss them terribly. I haven't even really put together the phrase "I'm leaving my kids for 10 days" (Acckkkk) because it hurts.

Keep your fingers crossed that the flight is safe and I return in one piece. Keep your fingers crossed for Adam too.

Bye guys!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Monday, July 9, 2007

What the fuck is wrong with people...

Body Found in Trash Identified as Missing Boy

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Falls Visit

Falls of The Ohio

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Shopping makes me think

Earlier today, I promised Conner we could paint after his nap. Only when he lay down did I realize that he had no paints left. Woot, off to the store for me. Plus, I needed to get him a pair of swim trunks that didn't "hurt his tepacles".

Off to Big Lots I go. As I was pulling out of the Big Lots parking lot, I had to laugh as I remembered how, just around 10 years ago, I would have been MORTIFIED for anyone to see me coming and going from there, and if I was with my mom and dad and they had to go in, I would beg to stay in the car. Now, I am usually there at least once a week. Yeah that's not really a good story, but it made me laugh.

Since this was a solo venture, I decided to take advantage of Target being right across the street. As I was pulling in I was greeted by an ultimate frustrater. The big ass SUV in front of me is just stopped in the pedestrian walkway that's just outside the door. Just stopped. Seriously, we sat there for like 3 minutes with nothing. Then the passenger door swings open and some lady comes rolling out, the stink of entitlement (or stupidity) following close behind. If you're going to stop f-ing traffic so your fat ass doesn't have to walk "all the way" across the Target parking lot, at least be ready when your chauffeur stops. Ugghh.

On the way out I passed the cart boy sweating and heaving a long line of carts in and I chuckled and thought boy I'm glad I don't have to work in this heat anymore. Through out high school and a little bit of college I worked at my beloved Target and that was when they still had the Garden Centers in the parking lots. I loved working it. When I went to the store manager and asked if I could be scheduled out there, he laughed and said I was the only person who'd ever volunteered for that position. I think that was one of my favorite jobs.



Friday, July 6, 2007

Hooray!!!!

My passport just arrived! Whew not a moment too soon.

It looks I'm Europe bound after all!

Thanks for all the crossed fingers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Random Things

* The Louisville Smoking Ban- Believe it or not, I actually went out on Saturday night with some friends. Unbeknownst to me, it was the first night of the way strict smoking ban. You know what? I honestly could not tell a drop in attendance whatsoever. People need to get the hell over this. It's here and it's fine. People are not going to stop going out.

*Adam accepted his officers commission while performing his two weeks at Atterbery. I'm happy for him because this gives him a real opportunity to be a good leader to his men, and work on giving more to the community on his one weekend a month, and of course he gets a pay increase. It did extend our commitment another 3 years. I am not happy about this, and he does have to return to Ft. Benning for one 6 week course and another 12 week course. He does have 2 years to complete it, and during that time he is non-deployable. (BUSH move your shit and end this war by then. Kay? Thanks).There is also a lovely bonus when he completes the last two courses.

*I leave in less then 2 weeks for Germany! Of course that is still pending on my passport arrival. I know it's being processed as we speak but let's hope they move it the F along.



Sunday, July 1, 2007

A sad loss

Today I learned that a friend of mine from high school passed away.

Benjamin "Ben" L. Moses 25 years of age, died Saturday June 30th, 2007 near Durango, CO in a car accident. Ben was a native of New Albany, IN, a 2000 graduate of Floyd Central High School, and was a Sous Chef and server at the La Gallo Rosa restaurant in Louisville, KY. He was also a former student at Middle Tennesse State University in Murfreesboro, TN and a resident and musician in the Nashville, TN area. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. He was preceeded in death by his Granny Irene Kisor.

Ben is survived by his parents, Dale and Peggy Kisor Moses of Floyds Knobs, IN, his brother Nick Moses of New Albany, IN, and grandmother, Dorothy Christian of Clarksville, IN.

Visitation will be 2-8 PM Thursday July 5th at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, IN. Funeral Service will be held 12:00 Noon Friday July 6th, 2007 at the Kraft Charlestown Road Funeral Chapel with burial in Charlestown Cemetery in Charlestown, IN. Expressions of Sympathy may go to: The American Diabetes Association.


Ben and I actually met through an ex-boyfriend. We just kept hanging around through marching band and theatre. He was a fun guy and always in a good mood. We lost touch after high school but remained friendly when bumping in to each other around town and at stuff like Harvest Homecoming.

My prayers and thoughts go out to Ben''s family and his close friends.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Must.Stop

Most of the time, I am pretty proud of my taste in music, and enjoy talking with other people about what's in our cars cd players or Ipods. I love knowing that I've turned someone on to a new favorite artist or at least getting them to listen to someone they swore they'd never listen to let alone like.

My current songs of fascination do not fall in this category. I feel like a 14 year old kid wasting the summer away, begging mom and dad for money to go to the mall. (well i still do that stuff I guess, but now it's Adam I beg for money).

Maroon 5 just always seems a little dirty, but kind of in a way that you don't really notice at first, but once you give the lyrics a good listen-well sometimes I blush. This song makes me want to get up and dance. He could give me a pat down at the airport...



I don't have a real explanation for this next song other then it's fun to turn up loud and drive fast, Erm I mean the speed limit.

Shop Boyz supposedly have a new style called Hood Rock and if the rest of their songs sound like this, they may go in heavy rotation. The video leaves something to be desired but I dig the song.





Friday, June 29, 2007

Excuse me, my alpha mom* is showing

I just got done filling 6 ice cube trays with pureed carrots, squash, broccoli, apples, strawberries and yogurt.

in the morning, I'll have about a months worth of food for wee Liili-Bug, now let's just see if she likes it!

* Alpha Mom

I need to grow up

I read about McKenna McCorkle a few weeks ago. I called the number listed in the article and actually spoke to her a mom a bit. I shared some of her pain, I knew all to well what it was to sleep in the cramped and uncomfortable waiting room of the Kosiars NICU. I remembered the feeling of numbness when there's the first indication that there's a problem with your baby. I can still feel the coldness that ran through my body when we truly wondered if my children would survive. But I also got to feel the joy of getting an all clear from the doctor. The pride when we walked through the waiting room the bank of elevators waving goodbye to all the friends we'd made over the last few awful weeks.

McKenna's Mom, Ashely will never know that feeling of joy and pride I felt. She lost her darling baby girl on Thursday from respiratory complications. Please if you can, say an extra prayer or two for McKenna's family as they now have to go on in this world without her.



To lighten the mood

Well to lighten our mood a little bit I thought I'd bring out the ole Simpsons Avatar. Awesome. Now go on, make your own.

Because I'm in a funky mood

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Surprise Visit

Adam comes home on Saturday but I drove the kiddos up tonight to meet him for Dinner. Since Camp Atterbury is only about an hour and a half away it was a pretty easy drive. Plus I got there early enough to kill some time at the Eddie Bauer Outlet store. (whee)

Conner was thrilled and it was just so nice to see Adam, even though I know he'll be home in two days.

Camp Atterbury Family

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

paint, blisters, mosquito bites OH MY!

Whew. Now that I've discovered the magic and love that is spray paint, I have painted damn near everything in the house that I can take outside.
Chairs: Check
Table :Check
Planter for Table: Check
Bookshelf for kiddos: Check
Random ill-fated mosquito: Check

The whole bookshelve thing turned out pretty nice, in addition to the regular black paint, I also got some chalkboard paint and covered the sides and back so Conner could use it as a massive canvas. Needless to say, I'm pretty damn impressed with myself.

I have, however, been slacking on the whole picture thing. I just have not had time with Adam being gone. The kids, the house, the flooring company. If any of you reading this are single parents, well, my hats off to you. I honestly don't know how you guys do it!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

One week down...

Alrighty kids, one week down and another to go until Adam returns. Of course it sucks to not have him here, but it's not been too bad. Like I'd said before I usually get a lot more done with him out of town and I have so far. The curtains and drapes are up in the kids room, thanks to my mom and dad, and wow. It's like a totally different room. It actually looks finished. Who'da thunk?

Ohh Ohhh. I also leave for Germany in just under 3 weeks. I can't freaking wait. I'm gonna miss bean and bug something fierce though. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that my passport arrives soon.

btw, anyone else find Mike Rowe to be a complete and total hottie?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Fathers Day

I know it's delayed, but happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.

I have a confession to make. I have been beating myself up since Sunday night when I realized that I didn't get a picture with my dad. :-( That was my goal for the whole day and I failed. Shit.

At any rate. happy fathers day dad. My dad and I are just about complete opposites when it comes to personalities (Physically I got almost all those traits from him, hello no ass). He's soft spoken and is wonderfully diplomatic. I am loud ALL.THE.TIME and I am-well-I can be tactless sometimes. But he provided a wonderful example of how a parent should be and what to look for in a good husband, and for that I am grateful.

Thanks Dad and happy fathers day.

my handsome cowboy dad

Shopping

Umm yeah, I'll be getting these pronto!







Am I missing something?

Right now the Bath and Body Works Semi-annual sale is going on and....I could care less. I like their aroma-therapy stuff but that's about it. I've never been a fan of that kind of stuff really. Imean don't get me wrong I'm a big fan of personal hygiene but, I just am not into the fruity stuff.

Perhaps it's something lacking in my DNA? :-)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Bats Game

The boy is like a sponge. He can remember the most random things at the most random time. One of said things being "Buddy Bat", his happiness about that is one of the biggest reasons I am able to drag A out to Slugger Field for a game every now and then.

Last Friday was one of those days. The weather was lovely and we spent way to much money on ball-park junk food, but it was good times.

Is his mouth big enough?

day 110/Sugar, the way God intended..

Llike a pro

I'm OK!

I know, I know, I've been slacking. I really don't have an excuse other then I've been busy. The business is super busy right now in addition to the babies and all of the billions of boards and committees I feel like I HAVE to join.

Plus, sometimes it ebbs and flows. A's out for two weeks with military so tonight Conner and I made a countdown to when he'll be back. It's pretty hard for him to understand the days and what exactly is going on, so I'm hoping this will help.

I'm always super motivated to get shizz done around the house when Adam is gone, like I want to surprise him when he gets back. I've already got my list made.

*Hang up new drapes in the kiddos room, and put up their picture ledges

* Finish the Zen garden in the back, including laying barrier, laying rocks, ordering the fountain and bench.

*Refinish the bitchen' chairs I got at the high school theater dept yard sale today for the front porch.

* Move around the living room furtniture.

Because hey, it's not like I have enough to do.

Also, day 111

Day 111/ Always look for the light.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Rubber Ducky...

day 109/ *British Rutty, You're the One*

dinner and tears

Tonight, during dinner, Conner was telling us about his day and then he paused and looked at me and in the most sincere voice ever says, "Thanks mom for making this good dinner". And then I cried. And Adam made fun of me.

For these are the days of our lives...

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

ORANGE you glad to see me?

*day 108, and my orange day for rainbow week on Flickr*
day 108/ My 2nd favorite Lilly.

This is one of the Stargazer Lily's from my back yard. As stores start to clearance them out now that "planting season" is winding down, I hope to get quite a few and add them in the back. They will be, along with our butterfly bush, the main floral feature in our zen garden.

Perhaps it's subconscious but there is something about the curve of the petals in these flowers. I could stare at the blooms for hours at a time and still be awed by their beauty.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Because it always fits

also day 107/365. as always click for more.

107/ Because it always fits

Friday, June 1, 2007

surely not alone...

Do you ever have one of those days/weeks where you think that if you could just cry real hard or vomit you'd feel so much better?

Thursday, May 31, 2007

day 103/ I'm a sexy bitch

and don't forget it...

day 103 hooray for this Jessi chick and some inspiration

Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day

I hope everyone took a chance this weekend to remember our veterans, and anyone who served/serves our country. Thank you all for your sacrifices.

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Day 101/365