Wednesday, November 20, 2013

iPads and iPods

Each of my kids have one. Against my better judgement they have one. The oldest can live without it which is nice. The middle one depends on it as if his life is over if it ever disappeared. The youngest loves it, but can do without it.

If the oldest and youngest lose the device they will live. They will find something else to do. The middle? He rants, raves, gets mad, cries, screams, and is unable to think of anything other than how he can earn it back. Why are some children sooo dependent on these stupid things?

What did you allow against your better judgement?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


These are my girls. They bring me lots of love, laughter, friendship, and joy. I love these girls. We all got together for a night out. We went to see P!nk. What an amazing show.

Before the show we went to Amy's house, she is the nutritionist, Iron Chef teacher, PE teacher at the boys school. So with that said, anything she makes is very tasty. She was ready for us with some appetizers and wine.

After appetizers we went to the show. However we couldn't tell you who the opening act was because we went to the bar and had more wine. They look like little shot glasses, but I assure you there was a bit more than that in each cup. 
Once we heard the opener was done and P!nk was going to be on stage soon, we left our perch at the bar and found our seats. P!ink puts on an amazing show. She is very refreshing. She loves what she does. She is vibrant, energetic, and appreciates each and every one who is part of the band, as well as each and every one in the audience. 

P!nk dances, sings, and does these amazing stunts on stage and throughout the arena. There was a big cage ball that she was climbing in and around above the stage. She looked so incredibly comfortable doing it. Not a fear in the world that she could fall. She even flew around the arena and did acrobatics while flying through the air. Loved. Her. Show.

I was also impressed with her constant praise of the band, the backup dancers, and backup singers. She took the time to introduce each and every one of her people and did it enthusiastically. I could watch and listen to her all day. Hell, I'd love to be one of her backup dancers (clearly THAT is a long shot). 

Thanks for such an awesome night!

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Month of Thankfulness


November is probably one of my favorite months. One reason is because my birthday falls in November. Another is that Thanksgiving falls in November. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It involves family, friends, and lots of good food. I also love that there aren't any gifts or commercialization of it. It's all about being together and spending quality time as a family.

These are the things I am Thankful for:

  1. My boys, all of them. Jeff, Luke, Trevor, and Adam I love you all to the moon and back.
  2. My dog. She puts a smile on my face each and everyday no matter what kind of mood I am in.
  3. My health.
  4. My mom, sister, and sister's family. Sadly, I don't see my sister and her family nearly enough, she lives in Australia. I live close enough to see my mom, but talk with her more than I see her.
  5. My In-laws. They just rock!
  6. My friends. I have the best people in my life, they inspire me, give me perspective, lots of laughs, and lots of love.
  7. For the men and women who fight for our country and all our freedoms. Thank you, you are all very appreciated.
  8. That I get to stay home and be here for the boys.
  9. Hot coffee on cool Fall days.
  10. The laughter of my boys when they are getting along.
  11. Flowers that brighten a room.
  12. Dessert, there is always room for dessert.
  13. For where we live. 
  14. Good books.
  15. A hard workout.
  16. Changing of the seasons.
  17. Plumbing and electricity.
  18. A hot summer day.
  19. Beach days.
  20. Nieces and nephews who bring me humor.
  21. That Jeff is crafty, handy, and has the ability to make anything work.
  22. That Jeff is so patient with me.
  23. That I am able to grow a garden.
  24. That my dad taught me how to can vegetables from the garden.
  25. My boys like to bake.
  26. Small town living.
  27. Country living.
  28. Another Thanksgiving with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Day I Started Blogging

 #14 The Day I Started Blogging

It isn't a glamorous story.
 It's not a fascinating story. 
It's not even a suspenseful or intriguing story. 
The day I started blogging was a quiet, cleaning kind of day. It was a beautiful Winter Day, sun shining, warm out and we were cleaning the Jeep. THAT is when I decided to start the blog.

My SIL was recording events, family events, pictures, and funnies on a blog. Perhaps you have heard of it? Our Simple Life?
I had been reading hers for a while and she convinced me it was a great idea. 

I thought long and hard about it. 
I'm not one to say a lot so I was worried I wouldn't have much to share. 
I took the plunge. I started a blog. This one here.

My first post wasn't fabulous, but its a story the kids can look back on and remember. 
It's about our Jeep.
Gotta start somewhere right?

I still feel as if I don't have a lot to say or share. 
Which is probably why I haven't been posting much in the past year or more.
I guess everyone has a writer's block, I think I have sharing block.
I just need to remember that it is a forum to share with my family. 
Maybe some day the boys will read it and laugh uncontrollably about some of their antics or some of my frustrations.