Saturday, November 29, 2008


My cousin Annie and I were born 2 weeks apart, 31 years ago.
Our daughters were born 3 weeks apart, 6 months ago.

Codee (left) was born 3 weeks before Mady and weighed just over 5 pounds.
Mady (right) weighed a whopping 10 lbs 7 ozs.

6 months later they are the same size.

Mady was so excited to see her cousin!!!

So precious!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


These are just a few of the things that I can't imagine my life without this Thanksgiving:

My sweet, caring, supportive, funny husband and best friend.

My crazy, adorable, naughty children. Regardless of my threats, I love you too much to sell you.

My DVR! This little gem works all day to record the trashy reality shows and sitcoms that I love so that I can watch them all night long after the kids are in bed. This is probably the best invention to date.

Caffeine! Where would I find my energy, if not for this little gem?! And where would my body get the water it needs to survive without Pepsi?

Ahhhhhh.....CHOCOLATE!! It's always there for me when I need it. Whether I'm happy, sad, depressed, or angry.....chocolate always seems to make the day a little brighter.

I don't know what my sisters and brother and my husband would do all day if they weren't answering my texts. My cell phone is my life line with the outside world and is much needed, especially when there is no chocolate in the house to turn to!

The next best thing to a maid, I suppose. I didn't believe my mom when she told me my old washer and dryer were "shitty" until I invested in these guys. Boy was she right. I love my washer and dryer, it is great at getting chocolate out of everything! (see next blog)

The binki. Sweet, sweet binki. And yes, it is also a mute button. This thing has saved a few little children's lives before. They are comforting for the child, and the parent.
There are soooo many things I am thankful for this year, and these just scratch the surface.
From my family to yours, have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Caught! Brown-handed!

My little Brookie seems to like chocolate nearly as much as her mother.

The other morning when she was being suspiciously quiet, this is what I found miss Brooklyn doing.

Apparently nothing goes better with Elmo in the morning than a can of chocolate frosting!

She is nice enough to share with her baby sister though!

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Man

1. What's your husband's name?
2. How long have you been married?
10 wonderful years!
3. How long did you date?
2 years
4. How old is he?
5. Who eats more sweets?
Definitely me!
6. Who is the better singer?
Definitely him!
7. Who is smarter?
He is. Those closest to him (me) call him "The King of useless knowledge"
He knows it all. "It's a little known fact there, Sammy...."
8. Who does the laundry?
Totally me.
9. Who pays the bills?
He makes the money, I write the checks (well, I make some of the money too...)
10. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
Bryan. I let him have a tiny corner against the wall.
11. Who mows the lawn?
12. Who drives?
mostly Bryan. He tends to get white knuckles when I drive.
13. Who asked who out first?
;) I believe that was Bryan
14. Who kissed who first?
I think Bryan made the first move, but it was a joint effort.

I have (as I am often reminded) THE best husband in the world!!
I love you, babe!
Sara, Shana, and have just been TAGGED!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008


1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about you.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end, and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.
1. I LOVE to go to garage sales!
I don't believe in paying full price for anything and I am not afraid to "dig" to find the best buy. So if it is reasonably warm out and a weekend, then you will find my dragging my kids out of bed at the crack of dawn to go garage-sale-ing. My mom recently retired so now she is my garage sale partner in crime. It's pretty much awesome!
2. I lose things all the time.
And not just my mind. Recently Bryan and Alexis made a list of things that I frequently lose: keys, cell phone, shoes, the remote...the list went on and on and on...Thank goodness I have the two of them to find it all for me before I lose my mind! It's an ugly cycle.
3. I am terrified of spiders!
I hate, hate, hate spiders! I have even trained Logan to kill them for me when my big strong husband isn't here to do it .
4. it's TOO, not TO!
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people misuse the to's! Drives me crazy!
"I am going to the store. "
" I bought too much junk food while I was there."
And if you are a moron:" There are two cats in my yard."
Study it! Get it right!
5. I tend to obsess about things.
It doesn't really matter what it is, but if I get it in my mind I can't get it back out till I have it! And not only do I obsess about it, I tend to go a little overboard. For example, I decided to make flowers for my girls hair. I now have 2 big paper bags full of fake flowers. Then I moved on to ribbon bows. I now have a box full of spools of ribbon. And now I don't really do much of either. I have moved on to obsessing about finishing the Twilight series. I had to go to the book store at 9pm just in case I finished book 2 at work that night. I couldn't finish book 2 without having book 3 there and waiting to be read! Duh!
6. I have an "unhealthy" obsession with Mexican food
Those are my husband's words. I do indeed LOVE Mexican food and I could probably eat at La Fiesta every night if someone would go with me but apparently not everyone loves Mexican food as much as I do. And those fresh tortillas from the Mexican bakery!! Mmmmm! I will never buy tortillas from the grocery store again!
7. I sleep with at least 6 pillows at night.
At least. I would sleep with more if they were available but I do allow Bryan to use one. He better watch himself or I will take that one too!
I am tagging
and Shana...
I know it's not 7, but Heather already did it and I don't have 7 blogger friends! I know, pathetic.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I suppose it's my fault...

I have been telling everyone who is interested what I want for Christmas; an assistant and a maid. I have resigned to the fact that I will get neither, but much to my surprise today my precious little 2 year old Brooklyn decided to take on the role. When I went into the kitchen today I found that Brookie had started the dishwasher for me!!! What a big helper! And so responsible for a 2 year old!

Too bad she used infant formula as the detergent.....

Oh well, I suppose it's the thought that counts. Maybe I need to clarify my requirements for an assistant and maid....

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Happy Half-Birthday

Today is a special baby girl is 6 months old today! She is getting so big. She eats baby food, rolls, giggles and tries her hardest to crawl. She is a sweet baby and so much fun. Happy half-birthday baby girl!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

My poor girl!

Alexis and I spent almost 6 hours in the ER last Saturday night =(
She has been having stomach pains for quite some time now, off and on, but it was excruciating Saturday. The same thing happened a couple of weeks ago and I took her to the ER and they did blood tests, a UA and an Xray and found nothing. She was fine for a couple of weeks then, BAM! We went back and they ran the same tests and did a CT (cat scan).
She had to get her first IV and CT. She was a very brave and strong girl!!
The diagnosis: Mesenteric Adenitis. What is that? Well, that means that her lymph nodes in her abdomen are inflamed, causing the pain.
What caused it? Good question! The Dr. said it can be caused by a virus, but sometimes they just say it is caused by a virus when they don't know what else to say. (he actually told me that!)
The remedy? Treat the pain. This was so disappointing for Alexis =( She wanted so badly for them to be able to fix it and make her feel better. I have been giving her Tylenol with Codeine and it still doesn't help the pain.
I feel so bad, and so helpless. It is such a terrible thing to see your child going through that much pain and not to be able to just take it all away.
I am waiting to hear from her pediatrician to see what advice he can give us. She had a very rough weekend but she seems to feel a little better today and that is good. The problem is it just comes and goes. My poor girl!


From Skeleton Captain Jack Sparrow, and the two pretty witches...

...and Piglet!!