Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Nate crooning on vocals while grams plays rockband at her house!! that game is so much fun!

Hows about a mexican red knee tarantula for christmas?!

He was so happy to get his ipod touch that he literally fell down. It was a christmas classic!

Creepy little robotic spider! What was Santa thinking??

Wii fun at gram's :)


i fixed it :)

now its just too cute for words :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

someone stop me.

i need help. take away my crochet hooks before i become more than just a happy hooker. I designed this strawberry iphone/ipod case today. it is so freaking cute in person. the seeds need some work though. this is just my prototype.

i made these :)

for ipod touch/iphones. How cute are they??

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Say what you need to say....but I really dont know what to say.

Today, or tonight I should say, I did some last minute grocery shopping while the boys were driving my mother in law crazy at her house. I was excited to get to escape from all the chaos that comes with raising 3 men. It took me 3 times to park my van straight in the parking place. After 2 years, I still can't park it. I'm used to my compact neon I drove for almost 10 years. I loved Miss Bertha Blue. Thats what I named her. Man the stories that little car could tell. heeheehee.

Anyhow, after standing in line for 30 minutes I drove to Burger King. I was starved and there was no way I could wait until I got home to eat. I'm a growing girl. I need my sustenance. After I placed my order I drove around to the first paying window and was surprised to see a girl I went to school with working the money window. I recognized her right off the bat and I know she knew who I was but she didnt say anything. I didnt want to embarrass her so I didnt make en effort to converse with her. I'm not saying there is anything at all wrong with working at fast food. I know people who have worked long and hard and built an entire career in the industry. I was just shocked to see this particular girl to end up in this particular choice of employment. But I have to say in this economic times, its lucky to even have a paying job at all.

She was one of "those" girls. I was jealous of her not because she was beautiful. I mean she was okay but she was on the chubby side and she was pretty average looking. I was jealous because she just seemed to have a great home life. Her parents were still married in high school. She worked after school at her moms office. She got a nice car our sophomore year. She has quite a few friends. I wanted her life. I wanted that and I didnt have it. And then it was just so sad to see her so haggard at 30 and working somewhere that I KNOW shes overqualified for.

Then, last week, I saw a friend of ours in the store and she told me how the church adopted her family so that her kids could have Christmas presents. She told me that she has been getting groceries from the food bank since her husband was laied off in September. She said that she was waiting for their electric to be cut off cause they owe over $700 to the power company.

I turned the corner to see another friend who told me about her recent seperation from her husband who left at Thanksgiving. She's having a tough time and depressed and all I could do was offer her shoulder to cry on. I didnt know what to say. What do you say to someone going through this?

I felt so lucky. So lucky to be who I am. I felt wealthy. Not wealthy in the "i have loads of money" sense but in the sense that I have a lot of good things to be grateful for in my life. I was lucky because I was able to give my kids the exact presents that they asked for this year without having to sacrifice a few bills or cut back on groceries to do it. We worked our butts off to be able to do it but we did it.

I really hope everyone has a great holiday. I wish I could visit every single one of you and personally hand you a card myself. I wish I could buy all those kids who wont get something from Santa, a gift. I wish I could feed all the hungry people in the world. I wish so many many things. I wish for good things for every single one of you.

Peace.Love.and Spongy cake.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Dear GOD,

Please help me to keep from harming myself or the kids during their upcoming 17 DAY CHRISTMAS BREAK. Thanks so much for not causing it to snow causing a few snow days sprinkled here and there. No. Now they can have one HUGE break with me! All at one time. With me. Please help me to keep my cool when they're arguing over the last oreo and fighting over the same game deck. I promise that I will not put the children in the garbage for Monday and Friday pick up.

I know that children are a blessing and that sometimes blessings come with a 5 year old who has been sitting on the toilet for 2 hours because he had a "messy one" and decided to wait until it "just dried up" or mysteriously disappearing Dr Peppers that will inevitably get up and decide to drink themselves and leave their empty selves sitting on the counter instead of going into the trash can. And I know that given the chance the dog would probably have painted a bullseye on her butt anyhow.

I also know that I will probably never get the last of anything to eat in the house because I'm sure the boys will have 2 and 3 am gorge-fests. But thats okay. Its important for them to be strong.


Friday, December 12, 2008

i am in love....

i am. I am totally in love with Santa. I want to love him and kiss him and hold him for hours. Why? Because he loves me ya sillies!

He brought me an IPOD TOUCH! early of course because i am an impatient person and he knows that about me after 30 years of delivering my loot. I think i might leave him a little something special under the tree this year next to the cookies. Perhaps a few of Granny's SPECIAL rum balls? Those are the rum balls that get doused with half a bottle of rum AFTER they're baked. As granny says, "what good is eating alcohol flavored goodies if you dont get the buzz?"

I totally agree granny!

MUAH Santa!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I have a confession...

I used to make cheesy slide shows. I did and I LOVED it! One slide show that I particularly loved was called "THE POOL RULES". We were cleaning and filling up our pool and my brother in law took it upon himself to provide me with hours and hours of endless belly laughing video. When I am having a really bad day, I like to watch this video. I am so sorry Jason for throwing this out there on the internet but it has to be shared. This is one of my greatest works of art. I have to share it with the world. Just remember that no one does the soapy slide like you do!

So go pop some popcorn or "hot-porn" as my 5 year old calls it. Grab some tea or vodka-whatever you need to get you through the day and watch one of my first works of art.

Be sure to take special note of how my brother in law uses my children's bodies to scrub the bottom of the algae and mildew infested pool bottom. I am so happy that he taught me a new use for my kids!

Why I love being an Auntie....

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

I love being an auntie because I can love that little boy, and hug and squeeze him till he pukes all over the place and then, I can hand him back to his mom. Being an Auntie is the best thing in the world because you get to be the fun one! You get to take them out and stuff them to the gills with candy, be their friends when they're parents are mad at them and hand them back to their mom's when they have poopie drawers.
Its so great to get to be the fun one for a change! I hope you have LOTS more babies Teen. I am so excited to spoil them all!!!