Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So I am trying to not blush at the thought of how neglectful of my poor blog I have been over the last couple of . . . months. . . but what can I do about it now. Write about whats been going on. . .thats what. So lets see October came and went in a hurry. We meant to adopt one kitten but fell in love with two. They are brothers and pretty much a riot. Indy (see left) is curious and full of adventure and loves me best and Fritz (see right) is a bit of a spaz and loves to sit in Cory's lap while he plays his video games. Halloween came and went with as much excitement as a three year old who doesn't really get it can muster. He was Mickey Mouse and he thought that was really cool but after about 10 minutes he was done with the ears and I was holding his bag and trying to stop him from going into every house we went to.

Then of course came November and election day. I never thought it would happen but I didn't vote. I have always voted in presidential elections (well all 2 times I was old enough too) and I have always wondered why other people didn't well I didn't know who to vote for. I liked Obama for alot of the things he said about the economy and I liked McCain for his views on homeland security. So I was confused and decided not to vote. I wasn't surprised that Obama won and I am kinda glad but poor Cory really didn't think McCain would get beat so badly.

Sisser (a.k.a.) Katlyn had three teeth pop in in four days just in time for thanksgiving, (look close and you can see her bottom two teeth in this pic) and thank goodness she didn't get grumpy at all her fourth tooth came in two days after thanksgiving and now with all four front teeth it is seriously time to start thinking about weening her off the breast lol.

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. We went to our friends Casey and Josh's house and they made a yummy spread turkey and stuffing and sweet taters to name a few. Riley had a lot of fun playing with Aiden and Brendan and stealing rolls off the table and poking his finger into the middle before dinner was even ready.

The next day I lost my virginity. Thats right I had never done black Friday before and my good friend Casey was a trooper and went out with me at 5am. It was fun to go out just me and her and not have any kids. It was also fun to get so much Christmas shopping done for so cheap :) I plan on going again next year but I think I will skip Wal-mart.

Saturday we went and got our tree. I have had a fake tree since I was a teenager and because I am my mothers daughter I am nervous about having a real tree, but as a result of 3 garage floods over the last couple of years we had to get rid of the artificial tree I have had since I moved out of my moms house (darn mold). So we went and cut down our own and it was really fun. Riley chased after Brendan and Aiden (yes Casey was there again, {she's my buddy}) and we got a really beautiful tree. Oh yeah I almost forgot we found out that Josh is the incredible hulk that day too :)

And finally it is December. It took four days but we finally got the tree decorated today. I had to go and get LED light for it first because it makes me worry less about fire but after that we had a green light (as well as red yellow and blue). Riley had a lot of fun decorating the tree and every time Cory unwrapped an ornament Riley would run back from hanging up his last ornament and say "want dis one too" That boy can make my smile almost as easily as he make me scream. I tell ya there is nothing closer to being bipolar than raising a toddler

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A submariner's son

On monday afternoon during what was supposed to be nap time I listened to my son playing in his room and once again I was suprised and laughing my ass off. This is the adventure I eaves dropped on.

"Get dressed"
"Go to store"
"I be back"


I swear it's moments like that that make me wish time would stop

Where does he get these ideas you ask???


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Oh what a beautiful morning

I can't believe the morning I had. I was Riley's first day of school today and he even rode the bus. Yesterday he flat out refused to ride and today I managed to wrestle him into his seat and five minutes later the bus depot called and said that he was just fine. For the first 45 minutes I sat on the couch completely perplexed. What was I to do with all of this sweet freedom. Well it may not sound exciting to all of you, but I cooked myself breakfast, ate it without having to yell at anyone to stop trying to steal my food, I did the dishes, drank all my coffee without a toddler stealing any of it, left my bedroom door open without worry of a certain young boy going in there and emptying my jewelry box. I cleaned the living room without having to re clean anything vacuumed the floor without having to make sure I didn't run over any body's tiny toes. I cleaned the windows and nobody was right behind me smudging them up again. I emptied the dish washer and cleaned out the rabbit cage without any interference. It was amazing Oh yeah I even pulled weeds. It was awsome

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Best News A Woman Can Get

1. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidents,which can help lower blood pressure

2. Heart Healthy flavonols promote blood flow

3. Cocoa contains the same type of healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil (but tastes much better).

4. chocolate releases endorphins in the brain, which act as pain-relievers and stress-reducers.

5. Consuming chocolate releases seritonin in your body, which can boost your mood.

6. All those antioxidants help rid the body of free radicals, a fundimental cause of diseases like cancer and heart disease.

7. Studies show that chocolate raises levels of the good cholesterol while reducing levels of the bad kind.

8. (This one is very important ladies) Essential oils found in cocoa CAN DELAY SIGNS OF AGING - they strengthen your bones, hair, nail, and skin

I would like to thank the Hungry Girl for this vital information

Thursday, September 11, 2008

This Girl

All my life I have wanted a daughter. Whenever I pictued myself as a mother it was with a daughter. I wouldn't trade my son for the world but I wasn't complete without my daughter. This girl had me completely amazed the first time I laid eyes on her. This girl can melt me with a smile. This girl fills me up with pride and love. This girl is Beauty. This girl full of wonder and love. This girl is sweet and precious. This girl This girl proves that dreams come true.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This Boy

Never before have I been able to be so angry with someone and then be completely smitten a couple of hours later. This boy has the power to make me want to run screaming from the house and then later make me so happy it feels like my heart grew 10 times it's normal size. This boy changed my life in a way that can't be understood by anyone but a mother. This boy is a constant source of happiness and pride, surprise and amazement. This boy is a rewarding gift. This boy is proof of magic and miracles. This boy is love.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The sweetest thing

My brother and I didn't get along at all during our childhood. I would think it fair to say we hated each other. My mother says it was always that way, so naturally I was worried what would happed when we brought Riley home a sister. We got lucky and he loves her. She loves him too and it is really cute to see her watch him as he runs around the house and hearing her giggle while Riley jumps up and down in front of her makes me smile every time (I try to not to take it personally that she belly laughs more for him than me lol) but yesterday was the most adorable thing I had ever seen. Katy was starting to get upset in her exersaucer and Riley came over to check on her. She stopped whining and looked at her brother. He gave her a sort of half smile and she just broke out in the biggest smile. It just made my heart melt. I feel so lucky to have such wonderful and beautiful babies.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I Believe

I believe that everyone is entitled to their opinions, but they are not entitled to force those opinions on others.
I believe that tolerance is mandatory.
I believe that as long as no one is getting hurt, (including yourself) people should be able to do whatever they want.
I believe people should not be judged by what they believe but by how they treat others
I believe no one is 100 percent correct in religion
I believe children have the power to make life perfect
I believe in fate, destiny and karma
I believe in keeping it real
I believe laughter is one of life's most precious gifts
I believe fun is vital, and like sleep and chocolate, there is no such thing as too much
I believe war is stupid and sadly, sometimes necessary
I believe our troops are heroes
I believe family is more important than ANYTHING
I believe that in a country founded on freedom of religion, the beliefs of a presidential hopeful should not matter.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Weight Watchers Rocks

Yayyyyyy! I have been at it for just under 2 weeks and I have already lost 5.9 pounds. This is the best diet ever. I haven't really given anything up. I have the same thing for dinner as the rest of my family and most of the time I am full. I haven't even been exercising. I am so excited. Hopefully the rest of the weight comes off just as easily. (I know it probably wont but a girl can dream)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Husbands just don't understand

I think I am pretty luck as far as husbands go he's a good man and a great dad and he is everything I have ever wished for but why oh why does it have to feel like I am asking the world from him when I ask him to get up with the kids in the morning? I have to get up with Katy in the night (lately more than once) and if the kids sleep until eight he still gets to sleep in. Why doesn't he see how exhausted I am? It's not like I don't tell him. Why is it that when we are getting ready to go some where I will be getting my self ready and he will be done getting ready but I still have two kids in pj's and a diaper bag to pack and he is playing on the computer? Why do I have to be visibly stressed out before I get any me time, and why is it my oldest listens to him and not me? Why do I have guilt when I ask their father to do something for them after he gets home from work, and why do I have to instruct him on what to do when the house is trashed and I need help to clean it? Why can't he just look around and pick something to clean?Why doesn't it occur to him that after a day of being drooled on pooped on climbed on and spit up on I may not feel like a sex goddess and that after being clung to all day I want my space?Why is it that the "most rewarding job" leaves me feeling taken for granted, misunderstood and completely frustrated?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Yo Yo Yiggity Yo

I am new, I am strugleing with my coolness, I am feeling old, I am a mom, I am a wife, I am researching my religion, I am funny, I am serious, I am happy, I am tired, I am loved, I am in love, I am searching for ideas, I have oppinions, and I am going to tell you all about it.

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