Nov 20, 2009

Who's team are you on?

*This is a post about New Moon. if you are sick of hearing about anything Twilight you might not want to continue on....just to let you know* ;-)

As I was reading the Twilight series I couldn't decide who's "team" to be on. I loved the romantic aspect of Edward's personality, but of course there was that whole "he could bite me and suck down my blood at anytime and I would be left a soulless living dead, but perfectly beautiful, woman" thing going on with Edward that I somehow couldn't decide if I liked or not. 

I was definitely drawn in by the crazy, rough side of Jacob's werewolf-ness---- plus I like my men to be warm, not stone cold. Jacob's kind of young know, for a 26 year old housewife of three kids. Thats just cradle robbing. 

So what was a girl to do? How could I choose?

Last night I went to see New Moon, still undecided:


Or Jacob?

Watching the movie with about 100 other screaming teens made me see the light: 
I'm sorry, but no contest......Mr. Muscles wins,  hands down.
Thanks for the grrrrrreat night Taylor...maybe we can do it again sometime....go team Jacob rawr!

*Disclaimer: I am VERY happily in love with my husband...I only joke. ;-)

Nov 16, 2009

Aspiring breakers

 Ever seen this?

Now check this.....
(please excuse my high pitched encouragements and off key singing. Also, Im not great at getting my digital camera to hates me! ) ;-)

She's got some pretty sweet moves right? 

( By the way, the 2 year old in the first video's name is Jalen Testerman, and he's grown up now. Check him out on Ellen. Pretty freakin awesome for a 7 year old...)

Nov 11, 2009

Personal Discoveries

Growing up I loved to write. I would create all kinds of stories and my teachers always appreciated and encouraged them. In fifth grade I got to read my D.A.R.E. essay in front of the whole school, it was just that good. (why do I always sound like I am bragging? I am so not...) I took poetry classes in Jr. high and high school and filled notebooks full of teen angst riddled lines, a few of which I used as a way to communicate to my parents my feelings of depression and sadness. (bet you never felt that way as a teen, huh?) ;-) English was always my favorite subject.

After I got married and started having kids I totally stopped writing. I guess I felt like I had nothing left to say. I had no more anger, no more sappy love/hate relationships and heartbreak to dedicate pages of poems and stories to. The medium for which I wrote was no longer applicable. I felt like my outlet was gone, and it has been a huge hole in the puzzle of who I am.

When I started this blog, I did it mostly as a way for my family to stay up to date with our happenings. Post a few pictures here and there, write a little blip of what we were doing at the time. I had no idea it would be a way for me to re-connect with myself. I started writing more, adding details and funny quips, remembering how good it felt to create a story, to lead others down the path of your own mind with words.

So why am I going on about some sappy moment of my life? Well, I was reading through some old posts today. Usually I feel like my posts are lackluster, with rushed and confusing bits and pieces and points. However, as I was reading a few of them, I decided they were pretty good, that I was pretty good. Perhaps I have found a new inspiration, writing about my kids and family and things that are funny or important. It doesn't have to be depressing to be deep or meaningful. Being able to go back and read about moments of my life has been an incredible experience I never thought I would have again. This blog is a lot more important to me than I realized. Thank you for reading, you few and faithful followers.

(Want to check out what I am talking about? Well then, click here or here....or even here! And if you can handle it, be sure to check out this one!)

Nov 10, 2009

Roses are red...

And our toenails are too!

The Man took The Boy to a free "Try Hockey" night at the local skating rink. (which he LOVED by the way, but the cost to actually play hockey for realsies is

So us girls stayed home and had a nail painting party. Little Girl picked out the color. Do you like? I was surprised at how well Baby Girl sat while I did hers. I really shouldn't have been though, as she is COMPLETELY obsessed with anything girly. Definitely a complete opposite from Little Girl, who is just now, at almost four, starting to appreciate dress ups and nail polish.

Little girl also asked if I could paint
her fingernails. I made her promise not to eat it like she normally does and she picked out a nice sparkly pink. The next morning it was gone, consumed in the night. I knew it would happen. So gross!!!!

Nov 9, 2009

A new bundle of joy

We have a new member of our family

She is soft


and the kids really love her

We are happy to introduce:


She's a Britax...not that I am bragging or anything..

So the time had come for Baby girl to get a new car-seat. Although this should be fun and exciting, anyone who knows my husband knows he is a cheap skate. He has a hard time paying more than 5 dollars for anything, and I mean ANYTHING! (I LOVE you, you frugal man you! ) So the prospect of finding a good quality booster for 5 dollars or less was somewhat daunting, as you can imagine.

I started looking online at places like Craigslist hoping to find a super cute, girly car-seat for a really killer price. No dice. Craigslist in the town we live in is really quite pitiful.

Next I searched under google for "cheap, and by cheap I mean cheap so my husband will say yes to buying it, cheap car-seats...preferably in a somewhat girl-ish color." Nada. This search request lead the internet to shut itself completely down with a declaration of , "sorry lady, your s.o.l.!"

So, with a heavy heart and hopes set to low, I set out to find a cute car seat in a normal price range for what we had previously purchased our boosters for. I also mentally prepared myself for all the begging and pleading and favors I would have to do for The Man. ( exaggerating here people..)
I managed to find one that was relatively cute, in a decent under 50 bucks price range that would fit her all the way up to 100 lbs. I felt pretty good about it until I showed it to The Man and he promptly declared it to be ugly. "What?!" I said, "It is so not ugly, its brown and pink...and cheap! What could be more beautiful than that?"

Well, after a few days of showing to him over and over, pointing out its highlights and playing down its low-lights he still thought it was hideous and announced that he would take it upon himself to find something better. Well, I laughed in my insane little laugh, for thats how close this car-seat stuff came to making me a nut case... and handed over all searching to him.

A few hours later he was no further along than I was, but by some miracle the tedious searching of quality car seats had convinced him to spend some money...and more than just five dollars! After I picked myself up off the floor ( you know...because I fainted) I quickly searched for a Britax car seat deal. If any of you know, Britax is number one for car seats (and ridiculous in price, hence the never owning onebefore) and I have always had fantasies about using one...or my kids using one I mean *cough, cough* I ended up at a site called where they are having a HUGE sale on car-seats. (Its still going on!) I got Meghan for a rockin deal...which made me happy, and in turn makes The Man happy ( whether he likes it or not) and ultimately having a new car-seat makes baby Girl really happy!

Truthfull, she probably could care less, as she has no clue what is going on. She is kind of in love with it though, she couldn't stop climbing in it the few days it was in the house! ;-) So here are some pictures of her in her new big girl, front facing booster.

My other two kids had WAY more fun playing with the box for a week!

Jumping back in

Well, obviously I haven't been great at blogging lately. I think I am so backed up on posts that I didn't even know where to begin! So I have decided to just start from right now and then sprinkle in things that I wanted to blog about that have been a long time past. ;-)