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Pumpkin Patch Pictures!

Pumpkin Patch Pictures!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Stealing

"Welcome back to Sunday Stealing. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. We will be very honest about our theft: We always let the owner of the selected blog know that we have ripped their meme off. In turn, we will always provide a link to their site. Join in the fun and rip it off of us every Sunday. And stop by fellow thieves blogs and have some fun... Cheers to all us thieves!"

This week's Meme was originally posted by Monkey In a Suit.

The Monkey's Meme

1. Name one person who made you smile today: Jeremy :)

2. What were you doing at 8am this morning? Sleeping

3. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Brushing Princesses hair after her shower and cleaning up after dinner.

4. What is your favorite candy bar? Skor bar

5. Have you ever been to a strip club? Nope

6. What was the last thing you had to drink? Diet Dr Pepper

7. What was the last thing you ate? Shepard's Pie

8. The last sporting event you watched?
I think it was Boxing....

9. Do you go to church every Sunday? No

10. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
Yes actually, but I love me some Pizza too!

11. What are you doing tomorrow?
Cleaning house, doing some yard work and taking the kids swimming at the Y.

12. What do you think of when you hear Australia? Kangaroos

13. Biggest annoyance right now?
Time and Money

14. Last song listened to?
Rob Zombie ~ Feel So Numb

15. Do you have a maid service clean your house?
No, but I wish I could afford to do so.

16. Are you jealous of anyone?
Nope

17. Is anyone jealous of you?
Not that I know of and I cannot think of any reason why anyone would be.

18. What do you usually do during the day?
Whatever needs to be done

19. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? Not really

20. Are you thinking about someone right now?
Not at the moment

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

PhotoHunt: Books

These are the two books I am currently reading! I am really enjoying both of them, especially "A New Earth".
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SOOC ~ Straight out of the Camera


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Saturday 9

Crazy Sam over at Saturday 9 posts 9 questions every Saturday. "Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment."

1. Do you mind people to show up uninvited?
Yes it drives me bonkers!!

2. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Mark

3. Last person on your missed call list?
Cam.......

4. Who calls you the most?
My mother

5. What is your favorite song about breaking up?
Jewel ~ You Were Meant for Me

6. If someone sent you an unexpected gift, what would you like it to be?
Hummmm how bout a gift card to Starbucks! It has been ages since I have been able to afford to stop there! lol

7. Your classic rock station plays the top songs of all time. What is number one?
Any song by Creedence Clearwater Revival

8. Do you live for today or tomorrow?
I try my best to live for today, but find myself looking more towards tomorrow.

9. What movie villain scared you as a kid?
Skeletor from He-Man scared the piss out of me! lol

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Graduation celebration ~psf~

Cameron had his 6th grade graduation ceremony today and I am SO proud of him! I cannot believe that he will be in the 7th grade this next year, it just does not seem like that much time has passed. He's really had a hard time this year adjusting to the differences in middle school, but he has tried really hard and I am so proud of him for making it through this year!

Lined up ready to get their awards.
This is the best shot I got of him when he accepted his award.
and last but certainly not least one of my sweet boy and I at the end of the ceremony.
PhotoStory Friday
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The Swine Flu and no shaking hands!

Today at Cameron's graduation ceremony from the 6th grade, the Principal was telling us how the whole presentation would go and she let us know that she would not be shaking hands with each child as she gave them their awards because of the Swine Flu. That they have been asked by the district not to shake hands because if she does shake hands with every child by the time she gets to the last kid they will have shaken hands with everyone therefore spreading lots of germs.

How do YOU feel about this? Are YOU worried about the Swine Flu?

I personally think this is crap and that we have lived this long why are we so overly concerned with germs. I mean I do understand the need to be clean and all, but I think this pushes the envelope. After all if we try to shelter ourselves from all germs we will never build up an immunity to those that can really harm us imo.

The Friday Five

The topic for today's Friday 5 is Longs and Shorts:

1. What is the longest you’ve gone between haircuts?
Oh gosh probably about a year. lol

2. What is the shortest hour of the day?
Probably between 8pm and 9pm

3. What is the longest line you’ve ever stood in?
Gosh that's a hard one, had to be at one of the many theme parks I have been to.

4. Who’s your shortest adult friend?
Missy :)

5. Who among your current friends have you known the longest?
Stacia :)

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Friday Fill-Ins

Hi all, another week is almost over and it is time for yet another weekly installment of Friday Fill-Ins! Janet asks the questions and my answers are underlined.

1. It's cold and rainy in the wintertime.

2. I love fresh homegrown tomatoes, I hope ours start to produce soon!

3. My favorite health and beauty product is Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm.

4. Here's hoping we all have a nice long ride.

5. Well, first of all it has been a long week and I am glad it's almost over. I am so grateful for my family and friends, I could not do it without them all!

6. Jeremy, the kids, lots of kittens and water; those were the cast of characters in a recent dream and it was pretty freaky! lol

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to taking the kiddos swimming at our local YMCA, tomorrow my plans include just hanging out with the family, maybe doing some more yard work and Sunday, I want to have a lazy Sunday maybe we will do a craft!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tarantulas freak me out!

We found her on our garage door this evening!

6 of 52

Alright so I completely lost track of time with all the doctor's appointments etc going on this week and totally forgot to take a picture, so I am gonna cheat just a little bit! lol This picture is of T-man and I having fun at Chuck E Cheese back on the 16th of this month.

I adore that little boy so much and I wish we were able to spend more time with him. Maybe after his mom has the new baby she will let us see him more than just four days a month.

"52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!"

To join in on the 52 Weeks challenge or just to see some awesome photos visit Forever in Blue Jeans.

Thursday Thunks

A brief description of the meme:
"We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want. Write about it on your blog... simple as that. Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!"

Now on to the questions and of course my answers!

21. How many states have you been in?
Wow, 12 I think.

22. If a sexist Man is called a pig, what is a sexist Woman called?
Obnoxious?

23. You see the one person who you absolutely despise. If you were guaranteed that he/she couldn't say or do anything back to you.... What would you do??
Whack her and whack her good!

24. How many states are to the right of you? And don’t give us a map to look at.
Five

25. You can go anywhere in the world for free. Where are you?
Venice, Italy

26. HOW MANY FINGERS AM I HOLDING UP?
THREE!

27. Are you a boxing fan? Do you think there will be a rematch of the Hatton-Pacquiao fight?
I don't mind boxing, but I did not see that fight so I have no idea.

28. What is the most disgusting thing you have ever eaten?
I don't eat gross things sooooo Cole Slaw? lol

29. Is it cloudy right now?
Nope

30. What is your dream job?
Idk, I would love to do something that I can do out of my home and make good money at, any ideas!?

31. Someone gives you a $500 gift card to WalMart or Target. What are you going to buy?
New tires and stuff for the car, it seriously needs a tune up. If there is anything else left over than shoes and clothes for the kids.

32. When you were little, what did you want to be "when you grow up"?
I wanted to be an archaeologist or a brain surgeon.

And, how much different is your occupation now from where you thought it would be when you were younger?
Totally and completely different!!!

33. What was your favorite toy as a child?
I am gonna go with My Little Ponies

34. How do you think these things up??
lol you tell me!

35. Why do you think so many "fake" veterans get away with pretending? Why don't people question them more (especially the media who eats up their stories?)
I have no idea and I definitely think that the media needs to pay a lot more attention to their stories and back up the info before they report the "stories".

36. What is the last place you had a good cry and why?
Last week it was a magic moment in bed! hehehe

37. What do you mean?
I don't know what do YOU mean?

38. Which Sesame Street Character do you relate with the most and why?
Hummmm I think Oscar the Grouch cause I can be pretty grouchy!

39. What song one would you listen to over and over if you absolutely had to?
Closer by NIN

40. Did you ever make what you believed at the time to be a horrible mistake - that in hindsight turned out to lead you on the best path in your life?
Not that I know of......

41. If you could change one thing on your person, what would it be?
My belly!

42. What’s your favorite show to watch on television nowadays?
Humm since the seasons have all ended for most of my shows I will go with Deadliest Catch!

43. Do you believe there is life after death?
Yes

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Parent: A job description......

I didn't write this, but thought I'd pass it on for all of you parents out there to enjoy! :)

POSITION :
Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop

JOB DESCRIPTION :
Long term, team players needed, for challenging,
permanent work in an
often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication
and organizational skills and be willing to work
variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends
and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to
primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities!
Travel expenses not reimbursed.
Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES :
The rest of your life.
Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily,
until someone needs $5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
Also, must possess the physical stamina of a
pack mule
and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat
in case, this time, the screams from
the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges,
such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets
and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and
coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings
for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute,
an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a
half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for
the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and
janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION :
None.
Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills,
so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE :
None required unfortunately.
On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION :
Get this! You pay them!
Offering frequent raises and bonuses.
A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because
of the assumption that college will help them
become financially independent.
When you die, you give them whatever is left.
The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that
you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS :
While no health or dental insurance , no pension,
no tuition reimbursement , no paid holidays and
no stock options are offered;
this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love,
and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.

Wordless Wednesday

For more Wordless Wednesday participants check out these wonderful blogs: Ma Vie Folle, Three Peas in a Pod and 5 Minutes for Mom.

Make sure to check back tomorrow for the story behind this picture on Tell Me Thursday.

ABC Wednesday Round 4

The Letter "S"

Stands for silly Science Fiction movies, cause I am currently watching Pterodactyl on the Sci Fi Channel! Let me tell you it's not worth watching unless you really like bad B movies! lol

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

"You are invited to participate in Ruby Tuesday!

What are the rules?

On Tuesdays you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED. Your photo can contain lots of RED or a little RED. When you've posted to your blog, come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky and leave a comment."

Here is an old Red button I have had forever. It sits on my desk to remind me that it is ok to say no and not feel guilty! lol
Please visit Mary @ Work of the Poet for more Ruby Tuesday participants!

Ten On Tuesday

"10 Celebrities You’re Tired Of"
  1. Paris Hilton
  2. Tom Cruise
  3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
  4. Mel Gibson
  5. Chris Brown
  6. Octomom
  7. Lindsay Lohan
  8. Jon and Kate
  9. Jonas Brothers
  10. Spencer and Heidi (together cause they share a brain)
To play or just to see others answers please visit Ten on Tuesday!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday Morning Meme

Hi all, another week is just beginning and it is time for yet another weekly installment of the Monday Morning MeMe!! Karen asks the questions(in blue) and my answers follow(in black)!

1. Rate the level of intensity you have about wanting to know God – no desire, low priority, curious, great desire, high priority, desperate to learn more. Explain your answer.
I guess I would put myself in the curious category. As a child I grew up being force fed a steady diet of religion and so as an adult I am a bit confused as to how I want to more forward.

2. What’s one of your nicknames?
Phoenix

How did you get that nickname?
It is the name I have always used while gaming and so it just kinda stuck.

What do you prefer to be called?
I don't mind being called Phoenix, I quite like it actually.

3. What do you have to have with you when you travel? Why?
My pillows are really the only thing I cannot travel without because I am seriously attached to them and cannot sleep without them!!

4. What do you think about reading books on an electronic reading device?
I have honestly not heard about this, so I must be living under a rock! lol

Do you have an electronic reading device? Do you love it? Why? If you don’t love it, why not?
See above answer.

If you don’t have one, would you consider buying one? Other than the price, tell us another reason why you might not want to own one.
I will have to research it and find out what it is before I can give you an answer. lol

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Stealing

"Welcome back to Sunday Stealing. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. We will be very honest about our theft: We always let the owner of the selected blog know that we have ripped their meme off. In turn, we will always provide a link to their site. Join in the fun and rip it off of us every Sunday. And stop by fellow thieves blogs and have some fun... Cheers to all us thieves!"

This week's Meme was originally posted by Eothian MacLir @ Hard Luck Tour.

The A to Z Meme!

A
• Are you available?
As in am I single? No I am not single.
• What is your age? 32yrs young
• What annoys you? Ignorance

B
• Do you know anyone named Billy?
Nope
• When is your birthday? November 4th
• Who is your best friend? Stacia :)

C
• What's your favorite candy?
Junior Mints
• Crush? Nope
• When was the last time you cried? A few days ago

D
• Do you daydream? Not usually
• What's your favorite kind of dog? Labrador Retriever
• What day of the week is it? Saturday evening

E
• How do you like your eggs?

Over easy with our breaking the yolk if possible.
• Have you ever been in the emergency room?
Yea way to many times to count!
• Ever pet an elephant? Yes actually!

F
• Do you use fly swatters?
When needed
• Have you ever used a foghorn? No
• Is there a fan in your room? Yes a big one!

G
• Do you chew gum?
Sometimes
• Do you like gummy candies? Yes
• Do you like gory movies? Depends on my mood and the movie.

H

• How are you? Pretty good
• What's your height? 5'6
• What color is your hair? Dark brown and Grey.

I

• What's your favorite ice cream?
Coffee
• Have you ever ice skated? Oh yes and I am good at it.
• Ever been in an igloo? Nope

J

• What's your favorite Jelly Bean?
Roasted Marshmellow Jelly Bellies
• Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke?
lol yes haven't we all.
• Do you wear jewelry? Yes

K
• Who do you want to kill?
No one
• Have you ever flown a kite? For sure lots of times.
• Do you think kangaroos are cute? Yes

L

• Are you laidback?
I like to think so....
• Lions or Tigers? Tigers
• Do you like black licorice? Yes

M
• Favorite movie as a kid? The Last Unicorn
• Ever shopped at Moosejaw? No what's Moosejaw?
• Favorite store at the mall? Spencer's

N
• Do you have a nickname?
Phoenix and Vermin lol
• Whats your favorite number? Don't have one
• Do you prefer night or day? Night

O
• What's your one wish?
That my children grow up happy and healthy!
• Are you an only child? Not even close
• Do you like the color orange? Yes very much!

P
• What are you most paranoid about?

Something bad happening to one of the kids.
• Piercings? I have both my ears pierced twice.
• Do you know anyone named Penelope? No

Q
• Are you quick to judge people?

Yes, sadly.......I need to work on that.
• Do you like Quaker Oats? Yes
• Know anyone that makes quilts? Nope
• Do you think you're always right? Wait, who else would be right?
• Do you watch reality TV? Yes
• Reason to cry? I don't have one right now.

S
• Do you prefer sun or rain? Sun
• Do you like snow? Yes, but I hate driving in it.
• What's your favorite season? Fall

T
• Time is it? 7:09 PM
• What time did you wake up? 12:15 PM

U
• Can you ride a unicycle?
No , but my dad can!
• Do you know anyone with a unibrow? Yes
• How many Uncles do you have? Don't have any....

V
• What’s the worst vegetable? BEETS
• Did you ever watch Veggie Tales? No thank goodness.
• Ever considered being vegan? Nope I love meat way to much!

W
• What's your worst habit?
Eating Sunflower seeds
• Do you like water rides? Yes I love Schlitterbahn!
• Ever been inside a windmill? No

X

• Have you ever had an x-ray?
Yup yup
• Ever used a Xerox machine? Of course

Y
• Do you like the color yellow?

Yes as long as I don't have to where it.
• What year were you born in? 1976
• Do you yell when you're angry? Most of the time!

Z
• Do you believe in the zodiac?
Sorta
What's your zodiac sign? Scorpio
• When was the last time you went to the zoo?
This past summer 08'

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Whack a Kitty!


SOOC ~ Straight out of the Camera

I found this funky Jalapeno pepper today while grocery shopping for Jeremy's famous homemade salsa!!
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Saturday 9

Crazy Sam over at Saturday 9 posts 9 questions every Saturday. "Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment."

1. Is summer your favorite season? Why?
No summer is not my favorite season, my favorite season is Fall. I love Fall because of how beautiful it is when the leaves change color and start falling off the trees. I also enjoy the fall temperatures much more than Summer.

2. Do you exercise more in the summer because you wear less clothing?
Nope

3. Do you enjoy tanning or are you more concerned about the dangers of basking in the sun?
Tanning is not for me, I am more concerned about the dangers of basking in the sun!

4. You are on the beach when a waiter appears for your drink order. What do you ask for?
A virgin PiƱa colada of course!

5. Do you camp in the summertime?
Not usually, but I would really like to take the kids this summer.

6. What was your favorite summer vacation as a kid?
I think the most memorable one for me was when we all went to Yellowstone when I was a teenager. It was a lot of fun going with the whole family!

7. Do you enjoy sleeping outdoors?
Not really although I don't mind camping.

8. Do you throw a summer barbecue every year?
Nope

9. Have you ever been to a nude beach? If yes, what did you think?
No I have not been to a nude beach, but when I was a kid we used to go boating at the local lake all the time. Once my dad "accidentally" got too close and drove us past Hippy Hollow, the local nude beach and we all got an eye full! lol

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PhotoHunt: Plastic

When I found out this week's theme for PhotoHunt was "Plastic", I knew immediately that I wanted to take a picture of the kids toothbrushes! So here they are in all their glory all four of them plus their timers! lol
For more photos and this week's PhotoHunt check out: tnchick.com

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Friday 5

The topic for today's Friday 5 is Lessons:

1. What kind of out-of-school lessons did you take as a kid?
I took Piano lessons and I had a tutor for math.

2. What valuable lesson did you learn this past week?
That I need to be much more patient and tolerant of others. I will be working a lot harder on that from this point forward.

3. Who in your life really needs to be taught a lesson?
I have just the person in mind, but I am not naming names! lol

4. What kinds of lessons would you love to have a private teacher for right now?
I would love a personal trainer, but that is not really a teacher is it? lol I would love a private teacher to learn Spanish.

5. What steps have you taken to lessen the impact of these rough economic times?
We have cut out pretty much anything that is not really a need. We plan fun activities to do here at home more often and just generally try to watch our spending.

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That's the last time I use my head to open the door! ~psf~

This is a picture of Spunky's first black eye that she received while playing with Princess on the couch. You see we live in Texas and so our winters are very mild, but some years we have flurries that coat the ground with a nice bit of frost. This particular year we happened to get some of that frost and the kids were out of school for two days after a normal weekend.

They were going crazy after being inside for most of four days and so to burn some energy the girls were jumping on the couch. Normally this would not be something I would allow, but they HAD to do something! lol Not 10 minutes after they started playing Spunky's face connected with Princesses head and all kinds of chaos broke out! I felt awful for her, but she thought it was pretty cool! lol
PhotoStory Friday
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Friday Fill-Ins

Hi all, another week is almost over and it is time for yet another weekly installment of Friday Fill-Ins! Janet asks the questions and my answers are underlined.

1. Moving SUCKS!

2. The best things in life are free.

3. My best quality is my loving nature.

4. Pay attention to the details, you never know what you might find.

5. In nearly 10 years, all the kids will be almost 18yrs!

6. A good stiff drink is what I need right now!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching Mall Cop with the hubby lol, tomorrow my plans include taking the kids swimming at the YMCA and Sunday, I want to get the front yard under control cause right now it is embarrassing!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tell Me Thursday

This week's Wordless Wednesday picture was one taken this weekend at Cameron's Chuck E Cheese birthday party. It is of him and the HUGE musical birthday card Grandma gave him! It is the funniest card ever!

Here are some more from the party I hope you enjoy! :)

Cameron and his bff Lyric!
Spunky having a blast!!!
Daddy and T-man playing games!
Little Miss Princess eating one of the cookies.
Cameron attacking the cookies! lol
These are the sugar cookies covered in chocolate icing and sprinkles that the kids and I made! I hate cookies so I did not taste them, but I was told they were not very good, but much better because of the chocolate frosting! LOL!
Grandma and Grandpa having way to much fun!!
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Thursday Thunks

A brief description of the meme:
"We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want. Write about it on your blog... simple as that. Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!"

Now on to the questions and of course my answers!

1. Have you seen the new Star Trek movie, and if so what did you think?
Nope I have not seen it yet, but I really really want to!

2. Which popular sitcom character (past or present) are you most like?
I am struggling with this, I guess I am a bit Roseanne, a bit Elaine from Seinfeld and a bit Peg Bundy! hahaha

3. What kind of dreams do you have?
Usually very vivid ones that I remember when I wake up. Lately they have been of me trying to run away from something or trying to save a loved one from something, fun stuff.....

4. Bugger it. Go get a tattoo and come back. Right, now answer me this, what ees eet?
A variation of the girl in the picture below about 5 inches wide and 4 inches tall.5. Do you think you could be on American Idol with the singing voice you have now without any voice training?
LMAO not a chance!

6. How much wood, would a woodchuck chuck? If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
About as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood!

7. If you were a tree in a Dr. Seuss book, what would you look like?
I would be tall and a medium purple color with bright Orange leaves, yes very gaudy! lol

8. Twilight? I'm addicted/Who cares/What the hell is Twilight?
Who cares!!

9. Do you think Kimber and Berleen do a dube while writing these questions?
LMAO maybe, anything is possible!

10. What the worst injury you've ever had?
I broke my leg in two spots and my ankle, I also tore all my ligaments in the process. This all happened back in 2001 when I walked out of my house to grab something off the porch while carrying Princess who was a baby at the time. It took me lots of stiches, two surgeries, one metal plate and six months to recover.

11. What is your favorite dessert?
Key Lime pie or Angel Food cake

12. What do you prefer...beach or mountains?
Mountains

13. What movie have you seen that still make you cry?
Pretty much any movie makes me cry anymore.......

14. Why are you making me submit a question? Are you too lazy to think of one yourself?
Hummm good question. lol

15. How often do you do laundry?
I try to do some every freaking day and it still is never done!

16. What is your favorite movie of all time, and why?
Alright look this is an impossible question for me to answer because it changes frequently! Currently it's Nick and Norah's Infinite Play List because it is just awesome!

17. If you won a million dollars in the lottery, would you keep working?
I honestly don't know.

18. If there was a war of the gummies, would you be on the gummi bear side or the gummi worm side?
I am going to go with the Gummi bear side because all the boys in the house picked worm and all the girls picked bear! lol

19. What's your favorite comic strip?
Blondie and Dagwood :)

20. Close your eyes… imagine you are in the perfect room/place… describe it.
A nice study with bookshelves full of books, a drawing table in the corner and a computer desk on the other side. A nice plush chair to sit in to read books and a nice big lamp to illuminate it all. I would want the colors to be neutrals with splashes of red.

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5 of 52

Last night was Cameron's last band concert of the year, actually it just may be his last band concert ever cause he really has not enjoyed band that much.

After the concert I just happened to get this awesome shot of my little sister Emily, my mom, my girls and I. I have almost no pictures of all of us girls together so I am just thrilled!
One of Cameron and Grandma just for fun! :)
"52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!"

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

I want to thank my bloggy friend Joy over @ Mommy's Joy for tagging me with this sweet award! :) I was having one of "those" days today and when I found her comment letting me know she had tagged me it brought a much needed smile to my face. I love being tagged with meme's and awards, who doesn't!

On to the tagging of a few awesome newly discovered blogs:

Erika's Thoughts ~~Erika's blog is new, but I know it is going to be awesome! I picked her because she is an inspiration to me with how she works full time to support her family all while going to school and she still manages to find time to spend with her adorable son and husband!

Crackers and Chaos ~~ I love her approach to life and the photos she posts radiate the fun that happens at her house! I also have to give her a shout out for helping me figure out a coding issue, thanks so much!!

Forever in Blue Jeans ~~ I really enjoy reading Carin's blog! I love the layout and the way her posts just seems flow. She also has some of the best photos of her boys and the way she tells a story to go with them is just wonderful.

My Charming Kids ~~ I really love her pictures and the way she stays so positive with all that she has going on, the love of her family comes right through in her posts.

To collect your award here’s what you do:

  • Accept the award and place it on your blog together with the name of the person who has given it to you and their web-link to their site.
  • Pass the award onto at least a few other blogs (it was 15) you have newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for the award.

Wordless Wednesday

Happy Birthday Cameron!
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ABC Wednesday Round 4

The Letter "R"

Is for Regret, please don't have any. Live every moment to the fullest and leave no stone unturned. Life is meant to be lived so try new things and don't pass up opportunity's that may never happen to you again.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cats and the offerings they bring.

Well it definitely appears to be springtime! Max left a dead frog for us on the back porch and Jeremy stepped on it when he went out to have a cigarette. lol She came in and tried to tell me but I did not understand what she wanted because she does not normally meow at me like that. It was the funniest thing to watch Jeremy hop around on one foot going "Ewwwwww!", he had to go wash his foot afterward. lol

I let Max out when I realized what had happened and she of course proceeded to eat the dead frog. YUCK! I guess it is that time again to start watching out for what's on the porch after dark! I really wish I had thought to get a picture of the dead frog although I am quite sure none of you would have wanted to see it!

Ten on Tuesday

"10 Favorite Cities"
  1. Austin, TX ~~ My hometown so it's the best!
  2. Ruidoso, NM ~~ Lived there for years and it is beautiful!
  3. Corpus Christi, TX ~~ Born here so it has to make the list.
  4. Honolulu, HI ~~ Went there on vacation and loved it!
  5. Ingleside, TX ~~ I have super fond memories of my grandparents house there.
  6. Las Vegas, NV ~~ Went there on vacation and had a blast!
  7. Anaheim, CA ~~ Cause of Disneyland! lol
  8. Orlando, FL ~~ (See above)
  9. New Orleans ~~ Great place to visit and have a party or at least it was before hurricane Katrina.
  10. Beaverton, Oregon ~~ My sister lived here for awhile and the pictures were beautiful, even though I have never personally been there I would love to check it out someday.
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Ruby Tuesday

"You are invited to participate in Ruby Tuesday!

What are the rules?

On Tuesdays you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED. Your photo can contain lots of RED or a little RED. When you've posted to your blog, come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky and leave a comment."

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Manic Monday #168

If you could completely redecorate any room in your house at no expense to you, what room would you choose?
The living room for sure, that would be so awesome!!!

Which hour of the day do you feel goes the slowest?
5 PM

If your birthday could be in a different month of the year, when would you have it?
I am thinking March because it would really help space the birthdays out. Which would make it easier to be able to celebrate all of them better.

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Monday Morning Meme

Hi all, another week is just beginning and it is time for yet another weekly installment of the Monday Morning MeMe!! Karen asks the questions(in blue) and my answers follow(in black)!

1. When and how often do you pray?
I need to pray more often, but I struggle with my faith from day to day. I make sure to pray when a friend/family member asks for prayers for a family member or friend regardless of the situation. I pray when I am scared for one of my children or a friend's child or if they are having surgery etc.

What motivates you to pray?
I am motivated to pray whenever I feel something is completely out of our hands and only in God's. He makes those decisions for us and I want him to know I am listening.

2. You’re giving the keynote address to the graduating seniors of a high school today. What’s your advice to them?
You are not the center of the universe. Helping people will get you farther than hurting them. Never hesitate to learn to do something new, however small and silly it may be or absurdly basic. Do what makes you happy. Don't live your parents' dream for you. At the end of the day it's your life, not theirs.

Do what feels right and make your own mistakes! If you don't, you will always regret not doing everything you always wanted to do. Don't sweat the small stuff. Life is too short to be worried all the time. Love everyone, love yourself, stay positive, keep dreaming and keep learning.

3. Which musician and/or band do you think is past their prime? Who do you think should hang up the mic and musical instruments and call it day?
Seriously, any band associated with a reality show should shut it down.

4. What photos are on your camera right now? You know, the ones that you haven’t downloaded or had developed yet? Please share a few of those photos with us.

These are a few photos from last night after our long day at Chuck E Cheese. lol

This is from last night and it is what happens when you leave two almost teenagers to their own devices until after 2am. His room was a freaking mess and the sheets on the mattresses disappeared. They are supposed to pull the bottom mattress out to sleep on it, but Lyric decided just to crawl right on in!! lol I hope he did not hit his head when he woke up!
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