Monday, December 1, 2014

Day 1 of Advent

Today is December first, the first day of Advent.  I love celebrating advent with our family.  So much so that we have 2 advent calendars.  We have a calendar that we open each morning that has an activity for the day.  It may be as simple as reading a new Christmas book or more complex like volunteering at Mission Arlington.  Some of the activities are service based and some are just fun.  Today was one of those, we went to see the trains at NorthPark Mall.  It was great!  It definitely got us in the Christmas spirit as we prepare for Christmas.

Our second calendar my mother-in-law gave us.  It is beautiful and each day tells a part of the Christmas story.  Today's told us that Joseph and Mary were engaged to be married but she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.  Don't think I didn't skim over that.  Drew would have had me explaining all sorts of things if I hadn't.





After the trains we had lunch at Corner Bakery. It was a fun day for everyone.  Except for Stephen because he has the flu.  Poor guy.  On another note, here's a fun fact... there are no restrooms at North Park.  I guess fancy people don't do that.  I am for real... they hide them in the big department stores but NONE in the actual mall.






The other night I dropped my laptop on my foot.  Holy Moly that hurt.  I should have bought the Air because the Pro was painful.  I couldn't walk on it but today it is just really bruised from my toes to my ankle.  



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

Adorbs!

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.