Sunday, November 2, 2014

Someone is listening to me!

I am not trying to say "I told you so" but, I totally told you so!  Years ago, here,  I wrote on the blog things I would like to bring back.  Well, apparently Michael Kors was listening because looky what I saw...

At the time my twins were little and I was tired of a big diaper bag and purse and never hand any free hands, so I suggested the return of fanny packs and mentioned 'ol MK by name.  I am checking the mail and I am sure my royalty check will be here soon.  When it comes I will take us all out for some fro yo.

Update: I just looked and overalls are coming back too!! Wow, I feel so... validated.

Saturday, November 1, 2014


This is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time.  It is better than a video with kittens, puppies, and babies all in one.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day #264 Ellie is identifying with her captor

Ellie and Charis were doing yoga the other day.  Not for reals.  Charis was dancing and Ellie dances with her.  When Charis bent down Ellie struck a pose, too.  It just made me laugh because it looks like they are both doing the "downward facing dog" pose.

The other night I was enjoying a QUIET moment after the kids went to sleep and I guess I was boring Ellie because she jumped up on Drew's bed and started licking him.  I almost hurt her for that.  I mean I love Drew, he is my son, but I don't EVER wake him.  So when I saw Ellie trying to get him up I was suddenly hit with the truth.  My dog has Stockholm Syndrome.  You know, what Patty Hearst had.  The definition is:
             Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with them.
Ellie has started identifying with her captor.  Drew can be rough and tends to "trap" her in places.  I don't know why she likes him but, she does.  She has never even growled at his antics.  All I can figure is that she has Stockholm Syndrome.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ford tough

 My Dad recently came across these pictures and I love them.  When I was little we had a neighbor that was a writer for the Star Telegram.  She asked my Dad to be in an article about men and their pick-up trucks.  My Dad loved his FORD truck.  These are the pictures that she featured in her article.  I was 2 and a half and my Dad was slightly older than that. 

Let's Go Lugnuts

The Lugnuts had their first game on Saturday.  We played the Pirates.  It was adorable all around.  Aunt Lauren and Wes came to cheer Drew on. Our coach is great and the kids had fun! 
 He bats!
 He runs to FIRST base!

 He is on first!
 AND... He's out!  They got the ball to first in time. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I hope no one saw that

This afternoon I was getting a pedicure.  I was very tired and just enjoying the relaxing moment,  as I sat there I heard a Vietnamese man having a conversation with another worker nearby and then he started laughing.  I suddenly became aware that I too was laughing like I was in their conversation!  I was so relaxed that when he laughed I joined in!  I don't even speak Vietnamese.  I quickly looked around and thankfully I don't think anyone noticed.

Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm All Growed Up

I am officially an adult.  LEGIT.  I travelled by myself, complete with connecting flights and riding a shuttle.  I confess that my personal assistant, Stephen, booked the shuttle and put all the info in my phone for me.  He is sweet like that.   I still feel very successful though.  I am also way out of my comfort zone.  I came to Orlando for a 7 day conference and don't know a soul.  I feel like I am constantly having a "first day of high school experience".  I also have to bum rides to go to restaurants.  That seems like too much commitment right now.  What if they are weirdos or don't like One Direction?  I can't commit to a whole evening with strangers at this point.  The past two nights I have walked 1.5 miles to grab some quick food and walked the 1.5 miles back.

The conference has been great.  I am learning lots, having some great refreshers of previous learned material, and hearing great ideas.  I don't have many pictures but here is real doozy.  I call it The Cafeteria Lady.  I miss my family and can't wait to see them.  I always thought a week alone sounded great but, it gets boring and lonely.  I have enjoyed being alone in the bathroom though.

This is a great video that they shared today.  We hear about bullying a lot in the news.  I have been very annoyed by that term because it is way overused.  Today Dr. Bailey said that even Barrack Obama has said he was bullied for his big ears and that was being made fun of, not bullying.  There is a difference between normal aggression in children and bullying.  I had no clue that you can spot a bully as a baby.  I know.  Watch the video and learn more.