Friday, November 28, 2008

Day of Gluttony

Jason giving Link some golfing tips. We had so much fun at this park in the batting cage and on the driving range.

Jason and Jake trimmed the turkey and then chewed on some bones. Men are dogs, right? :)

My dead sexy husband who has an affinity for Hugh Jackman. Who wouldn't? We saw Australia over the weekend and we were all a little obsessed with him after.

Ella is auditioning to be in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". I think she's mastered the look. We were hoping for a Christmas card winner (ao we took about a millions pictures) winners yet.

Ella and Jason building a domino train to knock down. This was Jason's idea of fun on Thanksgiving. He's such a kid at heart.

Initially we were going to Augusta for T-giving. Our nephew is immune suppressed due to chemo (he has childhood leukemia) and since Link was protruding green snot.....we didn't want to pass the love to T-bone. As you can see, it was a good choice. Link has woken up everyday with this green love juice coming out of his nose.

The kids loved playing in the pile of leaves. It was so fun for them and for me to watch. So cute!! Again no family pictures that we really loved. Maybe we should hire a pro. No....I'm too cheap. We'll go for round two soon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So I think Ella has some serious talent and I have NO idea where she got it from. I don't believe that I am looking at this subjectively, because I am fully aware that my children do NOT succeed at everything....believe me. Anyhow...I was totally surprised/impressed when Ella showed me this picture that she drew. When I asked her what it was she said it was a monkey. Ella is THREE. Am I being biased? I don't think so.....let me know if I am. I think we have a little artist on our hands. So cute!

This past weekend Emily and threw a Murder mystery dinner/party with a Halloween theme. I know...a little delayed. We had it scheduled a while back but it got cancelled. It was so fun. Everyone got into their characters and the night was a success. Here are some pics form the evening. Jason is obviously a dead sexy vampire and I am a pig looking pumpkin. It was a creepy mask but I cut off the bottom so i could do my favorite thing- EAT!

Enjoying a play date with Riley at our local library. The kiddos got to go in the fire truck. Link was actually scared, but Ella loved it.

Two weekends ago I got to go with Emily and our good friend Meredith to Time Out for Women in Nashville. Although I was drugged up on Lortab (thanks to dry sockets from my wisdom teeth....yes, I am eating humble pie. I know in a recent post I talked about how painless getting wisdom teeth out was. It was ...until I developed dry sockets...ugh)I vaguely remember aprts of the trip! :) Just kidding. We had so much fun just being together and being girls. Jason wins the dad on the month award. He not only had the kids and took exquisite care of them for almost three days, but he actually took them to a fun indoor park thing and cleaned the house so I could prepare for a guest.

The night we got home from Time out for Women, one of my best friends and cousin, Katie flew in from MN to visit for a week. I have had two friendships in life like this...the kind where you know what each other is thinking and you just get each other. Katie is one of those. It was soo fun to be together. This pic is taken at our favorite local BBQ restaurant, Cafe Pig. Delicious!!!
On a rather small sidenote...I would just like to say that Twilight was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Katie and I almost couldn't sit through it. UGH. The music, the development of relationships, the lack of digital enhancements....ugh. These were the top three worst moments of teh movie for me:
1) When Edward said to Bella, "come one little spider monkey"....Kaite and I busrt out laughing.
2) When Bella learns that Edward can practically fly and climb up trees, they aer on top of this tree adn she is climbing around on it like a circus act. Mr.Overprotective Edward would have never let her do that.
3) When Edward tells Bella that she is his life...I felt juvenile for participating in such a ridiculous movie. Seriously, Mr. Movie editor??? They have had about one conversation and one kiss. There was no chemistry and no relationship to the viewer at this point. I cringed when he said it.
4) When Edward and James are fighting in Ballet hall, Carlisle says, "remember who you are". Another cringe. Was that Stephenie Meyer's idea? CHEESE.
5) All in all, I could deal with the innaccuracies and loose interpretaions of the book (like the Cullen's house being this modern mansion when it's supposed to be this white plantation style home) but the part that was so bothersome to me and seriously lacking, was the character and relationship development.
Oh, I said three thins that bothered me didn't I? I guess I got off on a tangent. Sorry to all you die hard fans. It was entertaining, I will give say that. It just felt like a low-budget made for TV movie.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mom of the Year

I am sure you've all been contemplating who you would vote for for "Mom of the Year". I am at the top of your list, right? Let me do a little campaigning and tell you why YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME!
1) Link got about a million ant bites this past week. This is a picture of just his mangled hand. This picture does not capture half of the bites. I am not exaggerating when I say he had 20 just on the one hand. What other mom could manage such a task? Then Jason decided they needed to be popped. Jason is obssessed with puss. Good thing he wants to go to Dental school. They have to pop all kinds of mouth infections.
2) I was so preoccupied getting ready for my last enrichment (HOORAY!!! I am now secretary instead!!!) that I didn't realize Link had walked out the door at my mom's house. They live on 50 acres and have a 1/4 of a mile long driveway. Usually I don't worry too much about them out there, given the proximity to the road. When I finally remembered that I had children, amongst all my hurriedness to get ready, I ran outside to see where they were. Just at that moment I saw a strange man holding my son and walking down my driveway with a truck following him slowly. I guess he thought I might think it careless of him to actually ride in the truck with him. What kind of mom does he think I am?? He said that Link was not at the top of the driveway but in the road crying his eyes out. I say all this in jest...but really, it was terrifying. Now, you're really convinced. I have got this "mother of the Year" election in the bag.

These are just some pics that I took that I thought were cute. Link is adorable and the fall trees at Grandma's are gorg!

And now for my most recent project- redo my living room. We had this hideous, leather mahogany colored couch in our living room. I was persuaded to buy it b/c it was an awesome price and it was leather for goodness sake!! (AKA-childproof). Soon after the pruchase I realized I hated it. We sold it almost for what we bought it for. We still want leather, but until we can flip the bill for it and love what we buy....we are holding out. So here if the temporary living room. I got this awesome retro gold lamp at a garage sael for $2.50. I was stoked. If you look closely at the shade, it's pretty nappy. So I recovered it with this beautiful fabric. VOILA!!! Here it is. It adds the perfect touch. One Q though....I really love the retor look of the gold....but I am beginning to think that if I painted it black it might pop more. What do you think???

Monday, November 10, 2008

6 things about me!

I got tagged. It says to list 6 things about yourself that people may not know.
1) I would love to say here that I am related to Obama. I already said that. Dang it. And it's so interesting. So on to more interesting things.....I am obssessed with ears. Anyone who has floppy ears, watch out! I will play with them all day long.
2) I just got all four impacted wisdom teeth out today and you need to know that I really enjoyed being drugged up today and that the pain is really not that bad. All the people who had said it was the worse experience of their life scared me. I have honestly not felt any pain, but I am already having nightmares about a sharp chip (preferably from El Charo) going into the incision. UGH!!!!
3) I am sooo uninteresting.....I cannot think of anything to say. I hate getting into bed with dirty feet. I wash them before I get inot bed.
4) I HATE smelly children. Who likes them? Right, I know. But I am an obsession with my children smelling good. That's not to say they always do...but I go crazy and start to twitch if they don't. (Just kidding on the twitching thing)
5) One more......hmmmmmm. I really want to get this really edgy haircut. you know Samantha form America's Next Top Model. her hair is soo cute. But I am scared people at chruch will judge me...oh and htat it won't look good. Should I go platinum???