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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

For more Wordless Wednesday participants check out these wonderful blogs: Ma Vie Folle, Mommy's Joy and 5 Minutes for Mom.

Hamburger Sub Sammie

Tonight I wanted to make something we had never had before so I asked a few friends for ideas and here is what I came up with! It turned out really well and we all loved it. I hope you and yours like it also! :)

Ingredients:
Onions
Butter
Lettuce
Tomato
Bell Pepper
Hamburger
Mushrooms
Au Jus sauce
Bollios or any sub roll

Directions:
Make enough small hamburger patties to fit the size rolls you have, season them as you please and set aside to cook. Cut up the mushrooms, onions and bell peppers, saute them in butter and start the patties cooking. About 10 minutes before the burgers are ready start your Au Jus or brown gravy cooking. Cut the rolls in half, toast and spread a little butter. Slice the tomato and lettuce, there ya have it!

Monday, September 28, 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."

My silly Princess the flower lover! ;)
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Ten On Tuesday

"10 Favorite Athletes"

***I just want to say I don't watch sports AT ALL so these are the first athletes that came to mind! lol***
  1. Micheal Jordan
  2. Troy Aikman
  3. Tiger Woods
  4. Sheryl Swoopes
  5. Katarina Witt
  6. Babe Ruth
  7. Mia Hamm
  8. Florence Griffith-Joyner
  9. Gabrielle Reece
  10. Anna Kournikova
To play or just to see others answers please visit Ten on Tuesday!

Sunday, September 27, 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 Bikramyogachick @ 60 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge

A Fall Meme

1. It’s not really fall in until... What did you need to do in the waning days of summer for it to feel complete?
To take the kids swimming as much as possible and start cleaning up the backyard and garage.

2. A person I know was wrong for me but about whom I frequently thought after a break-up was... Mark

3. If you could only attend one major sporting event what would it be? Hockey

4. Assuming that you write an anonymous or partially anonymous blog, by what non-physically identifying characteristics might you be identified in a bar? LOL! I have no idea!

5. Most blogs cover some sort of niche – personal, political, dating, culinary, etc. What topic, if any, would you like to address on your blog but doesn’t fit into your niche? Politics

6. If you could manipulate the time space continuum and give as many as three pieces of advice to a younger version of yourself, what advice would you give and to what age of you?
I would have given myself the advice of staying in school and getting my diploma, when I was 16yrs old. I would have given myself the advice of not getting married just because I was pregnant, when I was 19yrs old. I would have given myself the advice of not taking that special someone back, when I was 31yrs old.

7. Who among your friends do you really wish had a blog because their stories, or perspective on something ought to be shared?
I think Stacia and my mom would both offer a wonderful and new perspective to many!

8. If you were to take an e-cation (vacation from the trappings of our electronic world,) and assuming that employment obligations would allow it, how long of a break could you take?
I would take a few weeks.

What would you miss the most, the least?
I would miss my friends, bogging and FB the most and I would miss email the least.

9. On September 11th of this year, I attended a couple of parties and was somewhat conflicted by the fact that this ignoble anniversary shall pass with it being just another day in the eyes of many (and in some ways my own eyes as well.) Thoughts?
I feel the same, I think we should all do something that day to remember!

10. How high are your walls? Pretty damn high!

Who was the last person to scale them? Jeremy

What tools should would-be climbers have on their belt?
Truth, honesty, respect and a good sense of humor.

11. The sexiest thing a man or a woman can say to you (or has said to you) is: I am going to wash the dishes and the laundry! ;)

If you want to read more about the meme or join in the fun please visit Sunday Stealing.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pasta Lasagna

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 pound penne pasta
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain. Stir in pasta sauce; remove from heat.
  4. In a bowl, combine ricotta, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan and beaten egg. Stir until well combined.
  5. In the prepared dish layer half the pasta, half the sauce and half the cheese mixture. Repeat. Top with remaining mozzarella.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 34 to 40 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
I found this awesome recipe here @ AllRecipes.com

SOOC~Straight Out of the Camera

My goofy son this past weekend eating one of Princesses birthday cupcakes! lol
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Photos straight out of the camera with no editing, cropping or photo shopping of any kind!

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. If you could have named yourself, which name would you have chosen, and why?
Wow what a question...I really like my name, but if I had to choose a different one I would go with Phoenix. ;)

2. If you could relive a year in your life, what age would it be, and why?
I would relive 2004 because there were so many things I could have changed or done differently to help my situation be better now......

3. If you could go back and change one friendship in your past, who would it have been, and why?
I would change my friendship with Stacia. I would have made sure to stay in contact with her so that we could have helped each other through out all the changes in our lives.

4. If you could have dated one person in your past that you did not date, who would it be, and why?
I would have dated Ben Ballard because he was SOOOOO hot! lol

6. If you had the opportunity to live in another country, which one would it be, and why? I am gonna go with no...

If you choose NOT to live in another country, why do you want to stay in your current country?
I want to stay here in the USA because my family is here, I know how to live here and I am kinda a chicken. I would like to stay where I am comfy and familiar.

7. If you could choose your dream job, what would it be, and why?
I would love to be a biologist/computer programmer because I enjoy both fields very much.

8. If you could wish a wish and it be guaranteed to come true (other than riches) what would it be, and why?
I would wish that Granddaddy would help us buy the house and we could continue living here forever.

9. If you could meet two blogger friends (you may choose more, if you wish) who would they be?
I would choose Shelia over at Ma Vie Folle and Melanie over at Slurping Life

For more Saturday 9 participants click here!

Friday, September 25, 2009

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. One week ago, I had no idea the shit would hit the fan the next day.

2. Life was so much different when I was young.

3. Mama told me to pick the very best one and you are not it!

4. We used to be great you and me.

5. Take your time, think things through and figure out what's best for YOU!

6. and this too will pass!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching the Hannah Montana movie with the girls, tomorrow my plans include a play date with Stacia and her kiddos :) and Sunday, I want to rest!

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The Friday 5

The topic for this week's Friday 5 is "Getting to Know You"

1. What are the titles of the last three books you read all of?
LOL! There is no telling, I do not remember the last book I finished!

2. What are the titles of between three and five magazines you subscribe to or used to subscribe to?
Wmagazine, People, Parenting Magazine

3. What’s on your night table?
Candles, alarm clock, phone, a few empty soda cans....

4. What are the three best things that happened to you in the past seven days?
1)Our electricity and gas were not shut off Friday
2)Princess had an AWESOME birthday
3) I have an interview for a job next week, finally!!!

5. What was your senior yearbook quote, and what would your yearbook quote be this year if there were such a thing?
I did not have one then.......now I would go with,
"Success will not lower its standard to us. We must raise our standard to success."

-Rev. Randall R. McBride, Jr.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

22 of 52

Princesses birthday was Sunday she turned nine years old! I cannot believe that she has reached this milestone and I am even more freaked out by the prospect of next years birthday when she will turn 10! It just does not seem at all possible the years have passed by this quickly....

The one thing she specifically requested was a large stuffed pig that we had seen at the grocery store a few weeks back. At the time I did not have the funds to pick it up and she was with me so I started looking again last Monday. I spent quite a while in the car and had gone to at least 10 different stores this week.

Saturday, Cameron and I stopped by the HEB Plus close to us one more time to see if they had restocked the stuffed animals and low and behold there was the piggy!! I yelled to Cameron "Pink, pink grab it and see if it is a Pig!!" We were both so excited to have finally found it!
"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.

Tell Me Thursday

The Wordless Wednesday photo's I used this week are of the cupcakes we made for Princesses class to enjoy Monday. The first picture was of the batter as we mixed and got it all ready to make into cupcakes. The second picture is of the first batch of cupcakes before they were iced.

Princesses 9th birthday was Sunday and she was a very happy girl when she went to bed. :) I went on a hunt to find the one present she wanted more than any other......a big stuffed pig!! Took me forever to find it, but I did! She had a great day and as requested we had homemade pizza for dinner. We all had a blast making all the cupcakes. We made 60 cupcakes on Sunday evening for both girls classes. Spunky's birthday was last month before school started so we made them all at the same time.
The cupcakes all iced and ready to go!
Princess opening up her presents! :)
Spunky envious of the present! lol
The pig that took FOREVER to find!!!
Princess with the new guitar Grandma bought her for her birthday! She has wanted a guitar for a few years now, but is finally old enough to appreciate it. She was beyond thrilled! :)
Our budding musician, playing guitar and laying on her pig!Click here for the original WW photo's and if you would like to join in the fun and tell the back story to your Wordless Wednesday post or just to read the stories behind others photos please visit Tell Me Thursday!

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. Does soap or shampoo have to really lather up for you to feel that it cleaned thoroughly? No, but I like it when it does. :)

2. Do you have a long standing joke with someone that you still laugh about every time you talk to that person? Yes ;)

3. Share something that happened to you this past week that was unusual. Hummm Jeremy went to the grocery store! lol

4. If you dropped a purple crayon and a green crayon off a roof, which would melt faster in the sun?
I am gonna pick the green crayon because my favorite is purple and I don't want it to melt fast, even though I know they would both melt about the same speed! lol

5. You are standing in line (grocery store, bank, etc.), and someone gets in line behind you that stinks. The stink is so bad that people in line in front of you turn around and look to see if you are the one causing the stink. Do you cover your nose, hold your breath, breathe through your mouth or just get out of line altogether?
I would probably cover my nose and breath through my mouth until I could no longer stand it!

6. If you dropped your cell phone in the toilet, would you fish it out? If so, how much soap would you use to wash your hands afterwards?
In a toilet at my house, yes I would fish it out and wash my hands with hot water and LOTS of soap for at least 10mins! Would I fish it out of a public toilet........HELL NO!

7. Sydney Australia dust storm (link). How long do you think it would take you to clean your house after that sort of dust storm?
OMGosh way to freaking long!!

8. Do you think you can dance? Nope lol

9. You are out to eat and someone across the room is staring at you. Do you get paranoid, try to ignore them, or go find out why they are staring at you?
I get paranoid and drive the people I am eating with crazy enough that they get up and ask the person why they are staring! lol

10. Come up with a crazy, wacky Thursday Thunk question.
If there's a speed of sound and a speed of light is there a speed of smell?

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

For more Wordless Wednesday participants check out these wonderful blogs: Ma Vie Folle, Mommy's Joy and 5 Minutes for Mom.

Tuesday, September 22, 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."

LOL! Cameron acting totally silly!!
Cameron's pizza from this weekend! :)
Please visit Mary @ Work of the Poet for more Ruby Tuesday participants!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ten On Tuesday

"10 Things You Need to Plan For"
  1. Out of town trips with the kids
  2. Outings to the pool, park, museum etc etc
  3. Random school activities
  4. Dinner(meal planning)
  5. Girl Scout meetings
  6. Dr's Appointments
  7. Night's out with my friends
  8. Christmas
  9. December
  10. T-man's birthday
To play or just to see others answers please visit Ten on Tuesday!

Give Me Five Monday

This week's topic is.....Give Me Five of your favorite drinks:
  1. Diet Dr Pepper
  2. Red Bull
  3. Vitamin Water
  4. Screwdrivers ;)
  5. Coffee(LOTS of cream and little sugar)
*Soon I am going to be phasing soda out and replacing it with Tea. If any of you have good recipe please leave it in the comment section, I would greatly appreciate it! :)

For more Give Me Five Monday participants check out BeccA's Buzz!

Sunday, September 20, 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 Yellow Jacket @ Foma

One Long Meme(Part Two)

27. Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
Sleep

28. Do you look like your mom or dad?
Yes, both actually.

29. How long does it take you in the shower?
Between 8 and 15 minutes.

30. Can you do the splits?
Nope

31. What movie do you want to see right now?
Couples Weekend! LMAO!

32. What did you do for New Year’s?
We hung out here at home with the kids. Ate fruit and crackers dipped in chocolate from the chocolate fountain, while making a cool punch and doing crafts.

33. Do you think The Grudge was scary?
Yes, totally freaky!

34. Do you own a camera phone?
Nope

35. Was your mom a cheerleader?
Nope

36. What’s the last letter of your middle name?
E

37. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
At least 8

38. Do you like Care Bears?
Yes they are cute.

39. What do you buy at the movies?
Usually just popcorn we sneak in the rest! lol

40. Do you know how to play poker?
Yup yup

41. Do you wear your seat belt?
Yes

42. What do you wear to sleep?
Nothin....

43. Anything big ever happen in your hometown?
Yea I live in Austin, TX....duh

44. How many meals do you eat a day?
3

45. Is your tongue pierced?
No I am to chicken, but I would love to have it done.

46. Do you always read MySpace bulletins?
Nope have not been on MySpace in AGES!

47. Do you like funny or serious people better?
Funny

48. Ever been to L.A.?
Nope

49. Did you eat a cookie today?
Nope don't really like cookies.

50. Do you use cuss words in other languages?
No

51. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?
I borrow from friends and family, then upload it to my computer.

52. Do you hate chocolate?
HELL NO I LOVE IT! lol

53. What do you and your parents fight about the most?
Wow stupid stuff usually!

54. Are you a gullible person?
Sometimes

55. Do you need a girlfriend to be happy?
Uhm I am gonna go with no! lol

56. If you could have any job (assuming you have the skills) what what would it be?
I would be a biologist or a computer programmer, currently working on both! ;)

57. Are you easy to get along with?
Depends on what is going on.....

58. What is your favorite time of day?
Definitely, evening!

If you want to read more about the meme or join in the fun please visit Sunday Stealing.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

SOOC~ Straight out of Camera

Spunky found the big Acorn on the left walking home from the mailbox yesterday afternoon. None of us had ever seen an Acorn this big so it was really neat! I googled it and found out that Burr Oaks have Acorns this big and we have two of them on our street. It says squirrels love them, I can only imagine why!
~~~ Please join Melody at Slurping Life for SOOC ~~~
Photos straight out of the camera with no editing, cropping or photo shopping of any kind!

PhotoHunt: Upside-Down

Friday Night Fun with my Bestest friend, we had a blast! :)
For more photos and this week's PhotoHunt check out: tnchick.com

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. When was the last time you bought something for someone else, and what was it?
I bought Princesses birthday presents today.

2. When was the last time you complimented someone, and what was their reaction?
I told mom she was looking really good the other day, she has been loosing weight. She said "Thank you very much" and smiled!

3. When was the last time you had to return a purchase to the store? What was it and why?
Just the other day I had to return the "BBQ sauce" that I had gotten to make the Shredded BBQ sandwiches. When Stacia got here she realized I had gotten the wrong sauce and went to the store to get the right kind.

4. When was the last time you had an ice cream cone?
FOREVER ago, I honestly cannot remember the last time...

5. When was the last time you had to go to the doctor's office? For a kiddo this past Thursday, for myself I think it was in July.

6. When was the last time you were embarrassed by something you did?
I guess that would have been today...

What was it and what happened?
I really DON'T want to talk about it, but it sucked.

7. When was the last time a stranger was kind to you?
Hummm I guess that would have been today at the grocery store.

8. When was the last time you locked yourself out of your home? What did you do?
Wow it has been a long time since that has happened, but if I did I would go across the street to mom's and get the spare key.

9. When was the last time you thought about cheating (on anything, a test or a person)? A really long long time.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

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. My car is having serious issues at the moment! I am hoping we can figure out what the problem is soon and fix it!

2. Princesses ninth birthday is coming up next.

3. Lately, things seem to keep getting worse and worse! I am SO ready for the upswing!

4. The front porch is one of my favorite 'hiding' places.

5. What happened to my life..............

6. Happiness is not impossible,if you can count on yourself and your man!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching ANTM with Princess tomorrow my plans include gosh no plans :) and Sunday, I want to make sure Princess has an awesome birthday despite all that is going on around us!

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The Friday 5

The topic for this week's Friday 5 is What's It Take?"

1. What does it take to get you to grab the mic and sing in a karaoke room?
Lot's of ALCOHOL!

2. What does it take to get you to give up a whole Saturday to hang out with people you don’t like?
Wow idk food?

3. What does it take to get you out of bed without your hitting the snooze button?
Taking a shower immediately after waking up!

4. What does it take to get you to take someone else’s turn at a really unpleasant task at work or home?
A good compromise!

5. What does it take to get you to eat something you really dislike?
If I really dislike it I am NOT going to eat it unless you pay me a million dollars!

For more Friday 5 participants click here!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shredded BBQ sandwiches

Ingredients:
1 Big ole honkin slab of Brisket
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tbs and 1 1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke
1 bottle Stubbs BBQ sauce (or your favorite of course)

Directions:
Rub the brisket with the garlic salt and onion powder place in crock pot with the liquid smoke. Cook in crock pot on medium heat until it is falling apart about 8hrs. Then take out the brisket(and juices) and shred it up with two forks. Place shredded brisket back in the crock pot with a bit of the juice and add the BBQ sauce. Cook for about 30 more minutes. Serve as an awesome BBQ sandwich on Bollios or rolls, with slices of purple onion, pickles and potato salad.

THE SPOILED UNDER-35 CROWD!!! LMAO!!!!

You will think this is hilarious!!!!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning....Uphill... barefoot.. BOTH ways!

Yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know How good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take, like, a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3' s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone.

Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mum, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen..forever!

And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel! NO REMOTES!!! There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning.

Do you hear what I'm saying!?!

We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!

Regards, The Over 35 Crowd

21 of 52

LOL! is all I can think of to say.......
"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!

1. My daughter (aka Demon #1) informed me the other day that her hugs were worth a million dollars. Would you give up hugs - giving and receiving - for the rest of your life, for a million dollars?
NOPE and how would they control that anyway? Like an electric fence kinda forcefield around your body? lol

2.Have you ever been bitten by a member of the canine family?
Nope

3. What is your favorite color of jeans?
Regular blue jeans?

4. What is something that has changed in public schools that you wish was the norm when you were in school?
Hummmm not sure I honestly cannot think of anything!

5. What is your news source?
TV, Internet and the Radio

6. What sort of people do you think read your blog?
Mommy's and cool people! ;)

7. If I told you that I had a headache, you would say..........???
I would say "Oh no really?! That sucks, want some Tylenol?"

8. You go to a buffet style restaurant, what is the first food you put on your plate?
SUSHI ROLLS!!!

9. If you were stranded on a desert island.... no, we aren't asking that again. Lets put a twist into this. Would you volunteer to be dropped off on a desert island, to be picked up in a month? And you don't get to bring those 3 items, either.
Nope not me I am just not that adventurous!

10. When the sun sets, what are you usually doing?
Cleaning up after dinner and getting the kids bathed and ready for bed.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

My boys! :)
For more Wordless Wednesday participants check out these wonderful blogs: Ma Vie Folle, Mommy's Joy and 5 Minutes for Mom.

Tuesday, September 15, 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."
My little sister "Ratgirl" and I! lol
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Give Me Five Monday

This week's topic is.....Give Me Five of your favorite ways to be crafty or creative.

1. Photography-is one of my true passions!

2. Cooking-I am beginning to really love my time in the kitchen.

3. Drawing and or designing

4. Crafting with the kids-which could include a multitude of different types of crafting.

5. Cross stitching-has been a hobby of mine for years, I need to do it more often.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Oprah's Kickoff Party Dance

I saw this today on Facebook, one of my friends posted it and I had to share it with all of you! It is really neat all the people that participated in the dancing, the way they moved together and surprised Oprah!

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 Yellow Jacket @ Foma

One Long Meme(Part One)

1. The phone rings. Who will it to be?
Either my mom or Stacia

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
Yes always!

3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
I am more of a listener in that kind of setting.

4. Do you take compliments well?
No, I need to work on that........

5. Do you play Sudoku?
Nope

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
Probably not, although I would hope to survive.

7. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
Yes I did every summer for a month, it was awesome!

8. What was your favorite game as a kid?
The game of Life.

9. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew she was married, would you? NO!!!!

10. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? I think so, but I guess it would depend.

11. Do you like to pursue or be pursued?
I like to be pursued.

12. Use three words to describe yourself?
Loyal, loving and moody.

13. Do any songs make you cry?
Anything even remotely sad does.

14. Are you continuing your education?
Yes I am.

15. Do you know how to shoot a gun?
I do, but I don't.

16. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?
Yes

17. How often do you read books?
Not very often.

18. Do you think more about the past, present or future?
The future

19. What is your favorite children’s book?
The Kissing Hand

20.What color are your eyes?
Hazel

21. How tall are you?
5'6

22. Where is your dream house located?
Right here where I am now, but of course a different house. lol

23. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed? My kids, the animals and then my pictures and disks.

24. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
I think it was in March.

25. Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
Just right up the road a few miles.

26. Do you like mustard?
Yes love it!

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

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. If everyone liked each other, what would we complain about? That is a very good question, maybe the weather?

2. If you were most powerful person in the world, how would you use that power?
I would use the power to bring about world peace! One can hope and wish right!?

3. If had exactly one year to live, what are the three things you'd want to do before you died?
Wow I answered a question very similar to this the other day. I would want to make sure that my children were well taken care of and NOT split up. I would want to take them on a family vacation because we have not been able to do that yet. Lastly I would want to make sure they know how much I love them and make tapes (audio and visual) for them so that they would never feel alone and without me.

4. If you could change one thing about the world, what would that one thing be?
I would change the need for War, although I know that is not truly possible.

5. If you could take one thing back, what would that one thing be?
Wow one thing out of all of them........I would not have taken J back when I did.

6. If you were stuck on an island forever but had all the water, food and shelter you needed. What would be the three other things you'd bring with you?
A big boat so we could visit family etc, my kiddos and a gun and unlimited ammo.

7. If the internet didn't exist, would the quality of life go up or down? I think it would do both to be honest.

8. If a million dollars fell off a back of a truck, would you keep it? Currently in my situation, sadly I would keep it.

9. What is something you said, something you stole, something you did wrong?
Huh? Not sure I understand so I will just go with it......I always say the right thing at the wrong time. I stole a lot in high school and feel badly for it! I have done lots of things wrong the first thing that comes to mind is not finishing high school, it is SO much harder now!!

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