Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sometimes I grab the video camera just to capture some moments in time that might seem rather insignificant in the moment, but become more heartwarming as the years go by.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I know its possible to pimp mine out a bit--yet, I dont know how. AND if you know me at all, you know that it is quite an accomplishment for me to even have figured out how to not only create a blog, write entries, but also post pictures and add the url's of my friends' blogs. SO--I need help. I found this cute little website called cutestblogontheblock.com it's a free site that offers tips and cute backgrounds, etc. Yet still, I cannot figure out how to do it and I get a bit stressed even thinking much about it. Basically, I want someone to do it for me. I don't want tips on how to do it. I want you to come to my house and do it for me while I serve you coffee or diet coke (I'll even open the can and pour it over ice for you!). I'm willing to watch your kids, cook for you once a week for a month, do a real scrapbook of your kids. Whatever. So basically don't reply unless you want to take on my pathetic pro-bono blog case and make it snazzy.
Just so you know I do live in somewhat of a reality where I am not expecting anyone to do this, except maybe my sister or my husband but only because I will whine until they do. The first step to recovery is admitting your problem.
As you can see, we like TV. There was once a time that I thought this was a bad thing and denied my love of TV and really tried to not watch. I'm past that--we just like it. Rob and I both have a severe addiction to Grey's Anatomy (which he refers to as:"Sex in the City" meets "ER", which also by the way does not stop us from watching). I do try to allow my son to only watch in moderate amounts ...but if I let him he would be a couch potato. But, back to Cox Cable-- during the Budget Crisis of 2006 we cancelled all unneccessary household items (call waiting, caller id, extended cable, eating out...) this was not a fun time for us--but necessary as we knew God had called me to be a stay-home mom.
SO--we called Cox, went down to just the bare-bones basic cable...but they never turned it off! We called again to let them know that we were recieving services we were not paying for. They never did anything. We never complained. We got accustomed to cable. Monday---they realized we had been recieving free services and turned us off!!! The nerve! I think they do this on purpose--let us have something for free that we wouldn't choose to afford ....then just turn it off after they have us all hooked on the niceties of HGTV, Food Network, the Golf Channel, and Disney...now what?
Withdrawls. Serious withdrawls. It's hard to say who this will be hardest on, but i'm pretty sure it starts with an "r" and ends in "obbie". He cried this morning b/c we had no Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes left on Tivo...and live episodes are now unavailable!
Ahh--just another day in Laizureland.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Well, apparently you can only upload a few pics per post--so here are a few more shots from Robbie's Bday party. I also want to mention that my wonderful husband got there early to set up the bounce house, bbq'd all of the burgers and hot dogs for 40, and did everything his high-strung party wife asked of him with a smile. MUST love him! AND I have no idea why the picture of Margaret and Elise is sideways, or how to fix it--so just turn your head sideways to accomodate. :)
Today I recieved an excellent surprise, one of the best surprises of my life, actually probably the 2nd best surprise EVER after my engagement of course. Mona Boo and Wendy (Rob's grandma and aunt) gathered my mother in-law (Lisa) and all of my sisters-in-law together and told us they are taking us all TO NYC FOR LISA'S BIRTHDAY IN OCTOBER!!! I DID NOT see that coming, but boy oh boy am I excited. Mostly because I would be ecstatic to go camping with no running water and an outhouse completely free of household and children responsibilities for 5 days---but NYC, oh--heavenly! So, in October I along with my sisters-in-law (who I consider some of my greatest friends), my MIL and Aunt and Gma in-law will all be off to New York--First Class all the way for 5 WHOLE DAYS. And, I guess now would also be a good time to note that normally I don't even travel airlines that have first class available.
So, I am happy and will sleep well on that thought!