Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Help please!!

I need to pick a few pictures out for our Christmas cards! Wanna tell me what your favorite 3 or 4 are? Ignore my gaping shirt in most of the pics, that will be fixed in the final pics.

Need to liven up Thanksgiving dinner?

Here are some tips!
Warning, they made me laugh so hard that I now have mascara running down my cheeks!

  1. Announce that you would like to start a new family tradition, and proceed to take off your clothes at the dinner table.

  2. Open the oven, shove hunks of Velveeta cheese and Spam into the turkey while it cooks. Tell mom/grandma/your wife that it adds the coolest flavor.

  3. Whenever someone at the table says a word beginning with the letter R, make a loud "BUZZ"ing noise.

  4. Bring along old recorded football games, pop them in the VCR when Dad's not looking.

  5. Suck your cranberry sauce loudly through a straw.

  6. After soaking a napkin in some turkey gravy, simulate blowing your nose, letting the gravy drip onto your food. Start eating ravenously.

  7. Hold your nose while you eat. Make soft gagging noises after every second or third forkful.

  8. Recite the tragic and abusive conditions known to exist at turkey farms. Emphasize the negative health and sanitation aspects of the story.

  9. Mid-meal turn to mom/grandma/your wife and say, "See, I told you they wouldn't notice. You were worried for nothing."

  10. Load your plate up high, then take it to the kitchen, toss it all in the blender, and take your "shake" back to the table. Announce that you've got a new fear of choking.

  11. When you arrive, promise that your date won't be more than an hour late, he/she just has to wait for the warden to get together all the necessary release forms, and then they are free go.

  12. Come to the table dressed in a toga.

  13. Midway though the meal, excuse your self from the table. Go into the next room and make loud gagging, vomiting sounds. Return to the table and ask for another plateful of food.

  14. Observe aloud how much the stuffing and gravy resemble the contents of Uncle Ed’s colostomy bag.

  15. When giving the “Thanksgiving blessing”, be sure to express how thankful you are that you only have to eat at the same table with your in-laws once or twice every year.

  16. Turn the topic of conversation toward recognition of the early symptoms of food poisoning. Demonstrate these symptoms, just for safety’s sake.

  17. Insist on having paper bags wrapped around the wine bottles at the table.

  18. Bring the turkey from the kitchen to the table dressed only in a jock strap.

  19. Before everyone begins eating, announce loudly that both turkey legs are yours. Place a loaded revolver on the table in front of your plate to show that you're serious.

  20. Call the local Salvation Army mission to ask if the residents are enjoying the rice noodles, spam, sauerkraut and fruitcake that you donated for their dinner.

  21. Start a food fight at the table.

  22. Present your guests with an itemized bill for the food, making sure to add a 15 percent gratuity.

  23. Engage your brother-in-law in a belching contest before dessert. Ask someone else at the table to judge volume, tone, duration and “viscosity.”

  24. Drink copious quantities of wine, washing each spoonful of food down with at least half a glass. At the same time, sip out of your water glass sparingly, ensuring that it’s never more than half full.

  25. Call the local Salvation Army mission and tell them that you’ve prepared a massive feast that you and your family can’t possibly eat by yourselves. Tell them you can feed at least twenty-five hungry and homeless people if the Salvation Army can bring them to you. Give them directions to your obnoxious next-door neighbor’s house.

A few visitors...

I checked my blog visitor log today and was surprised at some of the locations that have stopped by~

Canada Gibsons, British Columbia
United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi, Abu Zaby
HungarySzarvas, Bekes

FranceLa Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes
FinlandKerava, Southern Finland
United KingdomOban, Argyll and Bute

Wow! And that's just in the last few days! Don't be a stranger, leave a comment. :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Moms night out!

I am so excited! Tonight I get a night out with some friends. What are we doing? Let me show you:
First I am going to stop by Ikea to get some of these:
Then maybe here to grab some dinner~

Then the best part of the night, Twilight!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Aiden has a new friend!

His friend is even his age! What a lucky little guy!

Can you see him?
He lives in our oven. :)

Aiden loves to kiss his "friend"

Hi mom :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Busy Weekend!

Weekend recap
Friday: Seth worked late and the boys and I had dinner with my dad
~Seth and I woke up early
~Phillip and Jessica came over
~I did Jessica's makeup
~I took maternity pictures of them in the park
~I went and got my hair cut
~I met a lady to sell her my double stroller, yay!
~Drove home, packed up the boys, got everyone dressed
~Went and got family pictures taken
~Drove home with two sleeping boys
~Left boys at h9ome with daddy for boys night in!
~Met Phillip, Jessica and my mom at Target
~Bought a bookcase for Baby Bethany
~Went with mom and got PeiWei for dinner, yum
~Went over to Phillip and Jessica's and helped them get the nursery ready
~3 hours later, it was done and ready for Bethany
~Drove home and passed out on the couch with Seth
~Woke up, cleaned some more
~Skipped church to go to a party in the park for some special kiddos
~Played at South Lakes Park for 4 hours
~Enjoyed cupcakes, homemade Penny cookies, birthday cake, pizza, etc...
~Watched all the kids play together so sweetly
~Cried a few tears as I thought about it being the last time my kids would play with Anthony and Samantha, life isn't fair at times..
~Thankful for my friends
~Mom and Dad came over for burgers on the grill and the Cowboy game
~Got out our Christmas tree and all that other fun stuff

As you can tell, this was a crazy weekend for us, but we had fun the whole time! Here are a few park pics

Aiden swinging the day away

Aiden and Samantha hanging out

Ethan helping Anthony walk


Some of the party adults!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Car seat STEAL!!

I almost can't believe I just got this deal! I just bought a Britax Marathon for only $42.99, that is a savings of over 85% off retail and I even got free shipping!! If you need a carseat, go buy one right now!!
Target car seat deal

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Maternity Pictures take one!

I was lucky to be able to take pictures of a really good friend of mine Jessica this past Sunday. Ms Bethany is going to be coming any day now and we wanted a few pictures of Jessica before she came. Phillip wasn't able to make this photo shoot, but they are meeting us at the park this Saturday and we will snap a few with him in it. I am also happy that Jessica has asked me to be there when Bethany is born and I get to take pictures! Yay! The pictures I have of Aidens birth from ReJana are so special to me and I can never thank her enough for them.
*Disclaimer* I am not, nor do I claim to be a photographer, so please be gentle with your comments. I like to think of this as my test session.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Pictures...

We were lucky enough last year to get wonderful family pictures taken by Mike and ReJana Krause, two of the most talented photographers in the southwest if you ask us! ;-) Well, we were able to get appts again this year, so I have spent the last few days running all around town trying to get our outfits all set. I am almost done, all three boys are set, now I just need a shirt and I will be done, I can't wait.
Here is our picture from last year to tide you over:

I hear Santa is anxious to meet the baby that was in my tummy last year! Let's hope Aiden is as anxious to meet Santa. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Need a double stroller??
I deliver!!

New movie

I just saw a blog posting about this movie and I have now added it to my must see list. It looks like it might be one of those ones that are hard to watch, but I really want to see it.