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Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm back

I'm sure you're wondering where I've been. I'd like to say I've had a busy Summer of traveling, jetting off to Britain, shopping in Italy, weekend visits to Disneyland and of course the week spent in the Carribean. But that would all be wishful thinking and a big fat lie. We have spent our Summer camping-mountain camping, soccer camping, football camping and of course Scout camping. It has also been a Summer of fits, fighting, whining and not adjusting to the chaos. K2 and K3 really do much better with the structure of school.

But the good news is school is back in session. Bad news-it has pretty much taken every bit of money that we have and they are still asking for more. Sigh. Does it ever end? We are fast approaching Fall, my favorite season. I'm itching to start the Fall decor. Is it too soon?

My goal is to try and become one of those bloggers that updates regularly-those crazy people. Think I can do it?

Friday, June 19, 2009


While I really should be doing an update post about the last few crazy weeks of stomach flu, end of softball season, soccer games, etc. I am linking up to participate in Saucy's virtual cupcake party. I've been looking for an excuse to try out some of her suggestions and last night I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. So good! They are quite a hit at our house-as evidenced by K3 and his cream cheese face:


Of course mine don't look as pretty as Saucy's-I don't own a frosting bag so I used a Ziploc gallon size bag with the corner cut out. It works but makes it a little harder to control. I also learned that I probably should have let the frosting sit in the fridge a while before I decorated. The heat in the kitchen made the icing a little runny but after a night in the fridge it set up great.


I have long wished that I could make cupcakes that actually taste as good as they looked and with Saucy's recipe I have found a way to do it.

Friday, June 5, 2009

randomness-story of my life

I've wrote many posts in my head. Then I sit down to the computer and spend too much time on other things. So much has happened, so much of my life spent running this child to that activity-that child to that activity. Of course school has finished and we have started the chaos of Summer.

K3 completed the First Grade and had a cute little program. If you appreciate 7 year olds screaming songs, which I tend to do. K3 is on the bottom row between two grown-up heads.

He also started baseball. He feels like such a tough guy. Now he can be just like his brother and sister.
I attempted to make Saucy's cupcakes for a dinner we were invited too. Nothing too fancy but man were they delicious. I should know-I ate at least a dozen by myself.
Last is a picture of K2's door. She placed this sign herself and didn't appreciate the laughter it created. But it seems appropriate for the way she has been acting lately.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Guess who got his driving permit?


Guess who is having panic attacks?


I really thought I was ready for this. I'm not.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunbeam Challenge

Yesterday at MJ's place she participated in a Haiku festival and she choose to Haiku sunbeams. I was immediately taken back to my childhood and my obsession with lying in sunbeams. I commented to MJ that I hadn't done this since I was a child. She challenged me to change that.

So after work I headed first to my mom's house to pick up K3. Since this was the scene of where I most often laid in the sunbeams I searched there. Because of the timing there were none to be found in her house. On to last night-I told K2 & K3 of my challenge. We discovered in our living room a perfect patch of sun and sunbeams so we grabbed pillows off the couch and laid down. We spent that time talking about the upcoming Summer and all we want to do. We even attracted the dogs so our patch was quickly taken up.

I realized how little do I take the time to just relax with my children and talk about nothing and everything. We are too busy doing things and spend so little time laying around. I don't have that much more time with them to do it and I vowed to spend more time laying in the sunbeams-with and without them. I even sat on my porch with Buster and did it this morning. Thanks MJ for reminding me to take the time!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I have to admit Mother's Day is not on my top ten favorite Holidays. I am happy that I am a Mother and I am happy that I have a Mother but this Holiday is one where my DH fails miserably. He's not real big on spoiling and pampering me on this day and honestly his philosophy has been that I am not his Mother so why should he buy me anything. Luckily my Mother has filled in and made sure that my kids always get me something good and my kids always do little things. K1 even bragged to my friend how he did "things" read: his chores that he is supposed to do, without complaining.

But this morning I knew my day was over when I walked into a spilled glass of grape Crystal Light that nobody thought to wipe up. Or even mention. Purple Crystal Light all over my white fridge, tan floor and in the cracks of my fridge that I just cleaned last week, first time in a year. The Holiday is over. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

To the woman who made me who I am and who without I would be lost-thank you!.


To the children who made me a mother-thank you!


To all you other mother's- HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!