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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My kid?

Ok, I love Wesley to death, but we are as different as night and day! If hadn't carried him for 9 months, I would question he was mine. First, he looks nothing like me, he looks just like Jake. His personality is also very different from mine. The only thing about him that is like me is that fact that he is outgoing, unlike Jake. However, that is were the similarities ends! He is extremely cautious, afraid to try anything! I am a always ready to try something new! He hates change and I get bored if things stay the same too long. He is super anal and I am not at all! He is organized and particular and I am fly by the seat of my pants kinda person. Wonder who he take after???? LOL!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

5 more

1. Have you ever hit an animal with your vehicle?

Yeah, I hit my high school boyfriends dog. He didn't die, but had a broken leg. In my defense, it wasn't the first or last time he got it, he was a car chaser.

2. When you see a string on your clothes do you pull it off or cut if off?
depends if I have scissors near by.

3. Did you have your own room or share a room when you were young?
Because I was always the only girl, I always got my own room! My brothers had to share!

4. Would you rather wear the same thing for the rest of your life or eat the same thing for the rest of your life?
Depends on what I was wearing or eating.

5. What was your favorite TV show as a child?
Punky Brewster

Getting to know you questions

1. How often do you wash/change your sheets?
Every two weeks

2. When is your birthday?
Aug 10

3. Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?
Most of my blogging friends ARE my friends in real life.

4. Brad Pitt or George Clooney?

5. If you could change one thing about your body what would it be?
I would be a bit taller.

6. How often do you wash your hair?
Every other day

7. Do you have pets?
2 dogs, Golden Retriever (Zoe) and a Standard Poodle (Benson)

8. How many social networks do you belong to..if you had to give up one, what would it be?
Just myspace, twitter, and facebook. I would give up myspace cause I am never on it anymore.

Friday, February 19, 2010


My Favorite Things:

1. Favorite color- Red
2. Favorite Season- Summer
3. Favorite Holiday- St Patricks Day
4. Favorite of my body parts: My arms, they are really toned from lots of time at the gym.
5. Favorite food: Seafood, Pasta, Mexican, and Thai
6. Favorite book: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom and Angelas Ashes by Frank McCourt
7. Favorite animal- dog
8. Favorite store- Macy's.
9. Favorite Move- The Princess Bride
10. Favorite car- 1967 Mustang
11. Favorite Vacation spot- Italy
12. Favorite childhood memory- Going to Dogpatch with my Granny and Pappa
13. Favorite drink- Coffee
14. Favorite flower- rose
15. Favorite hobby- Traveling
16. Favorite friend- Tie between Abby, Becca, Allison, and Katie
17. Favorite type of music- Irish
18. Favorite time of day- late night
19. Favorite thing to indulge your funds on- designer handbags
20. Favorite thing you are doing today- seeing my son at this Variety Show tonight!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Night Owl

I am a true night owl. I always have been. When I worked in hotels, I loved the night shift! Nowdays, I have children who are up before 7 every morning, but I still can't bring myself to get to bed before midnight! I think the best part is the quietness of the house and the fact that no one needs me. On the flip side, I am NOT a morning person. I hate getting up early. I have to get up with my kids every morning and I hate it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Freedoms Never Free

My friend Melissa learned today that her husband is being deployed to Iraq in April for 12 months. I can't even imagine! She has two small kids too! My cousin Andy was over there for 18 months. My friend Ginger's husband has there for awhile. I am so thankful for the men and women who fight for our freedom, who will stand up for America. I think sometimes we take for granted the freedoms of being a American. I have been a American all my life. I have no idea what it would be like to live someplace that doesn't have the blessings of America. But, when I sit back and think of the people who keep American free, it humbles me. It is such a sacrifice. Not only are the soldiers sacrificing, their families are as well. God bless them! Thank you Lord of their sacrifice! Thank you for the sacrifice of these men and women and their families! Thank you for people who are willing to put their lives and families on the line for our country. In some countries young people are required to join the military for several years when they turn 18. But, in here they choose! They have chosen it! This makes it more meaningful to those of us that they are doing it for. Thank you to our military and their families for all you do!

Monday, February 15, 2010

My 3rd child!

So, the kids were gone all weekend to my dad and step moms and it was nice, but I never truly get a break when they are gone, because I have my 3rd child, which is my mom. Sometimes taking care of her is just as hard as the kids! I know it isn't her fault and I don't blame her, but I still get super annoyed, to the point that I start getting angry at her. So today, the kids went over to a friends house for a few hours and I went to Starbucks to read, just to get away from her! Some of the things that annoy me about her have nothing to do with her being disabled, but more personality things, the reasons I moved out in the first place, when I was 19. But it is worse now cause she has the disability on top of it all! Ugg!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

More snow! Ugg!

We are supposed to get even more snow this week! What the heck! I think someone needs to take that stinking groundhog out back and shoot him! If I wanted this kind of weather, I would move to Canada! How my heart aches for Spring! Actually, I would like to skip Spring and go straight to Summer!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I have a few friends in my life, who I have actually known my entire life. My friend Sarah Gerke (now Mills) and I are two months apart in age and our dads were best friends as kids. She is the one who introduced Jake and I! She was a bridesmaid in our wedding. After 32 years, I can't believe Sarah and I are still friends. Most of our friendship was long distance. After my parents divorce, I moved to Oklahoma and then North Carolina with my mom and only saw Sarah when I visited St. Louis to see my Dad, Christmas and Summer. Then when I moved here, she was my only friend! Her and Jake went to high school together. The 3 of us shared a apartment together at one time! LOL! Anyway, I found this picture of my oldest friend and I and thought I would share.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

That's right folks....it's time for another Getting to Know YOU Sunday.....Click on the button above to play along and link up.....also Keely is hosting an awesome giveaway....be sure to check it out.

Now for the fun....

The questions..

1. How many piercing's do you have?
7, all ears, used to have Belly Button, but not anymore.

2. I love the sound of.....?
the ocean

3. Favorite city?
Las Vegas

4. Colts, Saints, or could care less?
Could care less

5. Frozen yogurt or ice cream?

6. Favorite appetizer?
The hot pretzels at Growlers

7. What item in your closet currently makes you the happiest?
My little black dress

8.Favorite facial moisturizer?
Mary Kay Timewise, Age Figthing Moisturizer


I can't possibly take much more of of Winter. I am so sick of the cold and snow! I am so sick of the whole thing, bundling the kids up to go anywhere, salt on my car, the dogs tracking mud in the house from the wet snowy yard, or having to put on my coat and shoes, just to walk to the mailbox! I am dreaming of a sunny beach!

Monday, February 1, 2010


I have been avid Bookworm all of my life! I was reading 200 pages chapter books in the 1st grade! It started out with this series by Beverly Cleary called Ramona. Then by middle school I could absorb about 3 Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High books in one day! My high school I was reading Stephen King and V.C. Andrews. I have also been a huge fan of the classics, Edgar Allen Poe, Victor Hugo, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Frank McCourt. I also loved the Little Women books by Louisa May Alcott. These days I will read anything! I currently have 33 books checked out from the library!

Right now I am reading a book called The Swan Thieves. It tells the story of a great painter who attacks a painting at the National Gallery in Washington DC. He is send to a psychiatrist who is also a painter. The entire books is trying to understand the mind of this man. I can't put it down.