Sunday, November 29, 2009


That Thanksgiving is over.

It was hideous.

Hope yours was better.

Come on Christmas!

Monday, November 23, 2009

And the Pilgrims ate...Pizza?!?

I know, I know, that's not what they taught YOU in school.
On Friday I went to join in Bug's "Modified Thanksgiving Feast" at school.  The menu...Pizza, carrots with ranch and cookies...every kid's dream!

She looked super cute in her Pilgrim hat, and had a great time showing me around and telling me all about her classroom.  I pulled the bad parent card, though, and signed her out after lunch (in my defense, most parents there did too).  We had to rest up and get pretty, because Bug's dance studio was scheduled to open for Santa'a arrival at the mall.

Did I take pics, nope, sorry...I will take pics when we get all prettied up for the Christmas Recital though.
Gotta keep you coming back for more! :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mama mania...

Well, as I blogged abour previously, I'm a big fan of the Twilight books, and joined in on all of the craziness Thursday by hitting the midnight premier of New Moon with my friend Nat!

We had a great time and I was shocked at all of the other Mama's and even Grandma's who joined in!  I figured we would mostly be surrounded by teenage girls, and don't get me wrong, there were plenty there, but there was a huge assortment of people...even guys!

That's us in our seats waiting and waiting.

I arrived at the theater at around 9pm after many back and forth txts from my great friend who had been in line since around 5pm (she's a dedicated one!) and the line literally wrapped around the whole building!  Everyone was nice and calm and super excited.  And I enjoyed some quailty time with my Kindle and then visiting once Nat arrived from work.

The movie was great!  I thought it was much better than the 1st, and cracked up everytime the teenage girls screamed when there was a male actor with his shirt off (which was pretty frequent...thank-you wolf pack)!

I have a very big thank you to the MOST WONDERFUL Hubs who was so kind as to let me sleep til 10 and take a nap after getting home around 3:30am he is just awesome (and super thankful I didn't offer to drag him along with me)!  Thank-you Hubs...I know you're reading!

So, did any of you get in on the fun?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Not Me Monday...

Hello all, I've decided to purge myself of some goofball stuff by being brutally honest with Mckmama this morning, hope you enjoy!

I totally did not wrap up my industrious day yesterday by whining about it on my blog for all to see, not me.  Deep inside I love cleaning, and would never ever let dust build up on my ceiling fans and beautiful blinds, I'm just way too on top of things for that to happen.

I am also not blogging right now instead of continuing in my quest to thoroughly clean this place up...I don't ever waste time, and I never procrastinate...Not ME.

My son is not currently on his second glass of Dr. Pepper this morning.  I would never think to myself that the sooner he finishes drinking the last 1/4th of the 2 liter he'll quit asking for more...whew...does that make me a bad mom...wait, don't answer that (and don't call the kids dentist and report me either) :)

And finally, I totally did not waste use a perfectly good PTO day for Thursday this week to avoid middle of the night texts at work from all my Twilight buddies who will be at the premier about how awesome the movie is.  Since I'm such a mature mother of 2 and didn't get wrapped up in the Twimania, I never would have purchased my tickets for the midnight premier 2 months ago just in case I could get the night off.  Nope, I'm saving up all my PTO time for my sister's wedding in June and our vaca.

Ok, that's it...have a good Monday everybody!  I'm sure glad I didn't do any of these things, by the way...enjoy a week of your own Not Me's!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Help, I've Been Possessed...

Something is seriously wrong...
I should be knitting, or reading, or sleeping...
watching Big Love with Hubs...
But no, I'm headed to the shower...
in the course of the last two days, I've cleaned.
Yesterday was the kids side of the house, living room and kitchen.
Today, the blinds in the living room and kitchen, ceiling fans in our room and the living room.
I tried to talk Hubs into just buying new ones...but #1 Lowes was already closed, and #2 he told me how much those stupid dirt attracting blinds I thought were so cool in September when we moved in cost! Wowzers!
I HATE cleaning...
anyone who does needs some serious help,
maybe even some therapy.
I really should have given the bigger house thing some more thought.
I hated cleaning a tiny house...
"Hello Self, what were YOU thinking doubling it?"
Do I feel better that (with some help from Hubs) the big blinds in the kitchen and living room are shiney white and clear of dust...
Am I proud that the three fans in my house are shiny and bright...
because I'm pretty sure about 40% of the dust is now down my shirt...
I really think I need some help.
I don't clean like this, ever.
Ask anyone I know, they'll tell you.
And no, I'm not nesting, for those who think bizzare behaviors are related to being preggers.
I tend to do bizzare things all on my own.

Ok, I'm done ranting and raving now.
I guess every once in a while you just have to pull yourself up by your grown up boot straps and do stuff you'd rather not...I'm going to go shower now, and sleep, who knows where this cleaning streak will lead to tomorrow...I'm scared to even think about it right now.
Good night everybody.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Tonight I've been abandoned...
Left to fend for myself until Monday...
I've been abandoned...
Sure, I've got to work...
Sure, I've got to sleep...
But for now...
I think I'll wallow in my lonliness the only way I can think of...
Pardon me while I go celebrate cope the only way I can think of...
Two solid, uninterupted, glorious hours of Greys's and Private Practice on the DVR...
I'm pretty sure I'll be ok.
Hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A (kids) Tour of Our Living Room

I've had a lot of people comment that I haven't really posted many pictures of our new house.
Well, there's really not a lot to post about yet.
Some of the rooms look a little silly because, for now, we're just using our old furniture from our old house that was 1/2 the size, all of the walls are the same color, and until BFF came over several weeks ago to help me hang some pics and decorate it was super bare!
(For those who don't know me well, I am not a decorator...and even though I can knit...that doesn't make me crafty, it makes me a good instruction follower)
So, while I was going through our Halloween pictures, I found that the kids had once again gotten ahold of my camera and taken random pics of our living room.
So, to quiet the crowd, and reveal a little more of the new house, I give you...
The (Kids) Tour of Our Living Room 2009!

So there you have it, adoring fans, our living room via the kids! :)
(Oops, I just realized that I exposed the laundry folding corner...please know that they are all folded and put away now!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

We Love Our Football!

Hubs and I have had season tickets to our local HS football games for years, so as we've added on to our family, we've just bought more tickets.
The kids love to go to Bearcat games, and look forward to football season all year long.
What makes it even more fun is that a lot of our friends and family have season tickets around us too!
Well, Friday was the last home game of the season.
Hubs had to work, so we picked up my nephew Ry, bundled up in our warm coats, and went to cheer on our Bearcats, in what turned out to be the best game of the season!
(and the most fun for the kids because so many people stayed home due to the weather, that they had plenty of room to move around and cheer!)

Granny Lin was the hero of the game with Nachos for everyone!
And Bug wrapped up the game by cheesing with her favorite cheerleader who was also one of her dance teachers last year!

Halloween fun!

We had a fun filled Halloween this year with our little doctor and ladybug!

We had a lot of rounds to make this year...and kicked off at Granny and Poppy's house...except when we got there...

We were met by Poppy and "Mimi"!
Granny dressed up as Mimi from the Drew Carey Show.
The kid's got a big kick out of it!

We also made it to Granmother and Pop's,
Nana's, and Gram and Grandpa's!

It was a very busy night,but filled with lots of candy and fun.

Here's the whole gang together...
Ry, Ace, Rissa, and Bug!

Ry was Optimus Prime...and yes, my all to clever brother spent 3 weeks making his costume!
Nobody is cooler and more creative than Uncle JRod!

And just for a giggle, here's

Hope you all had a fun filled Halloween too!