Tuesday, December 30, 2008

christmas slideshow

So we got back from Utah last night.  It was a great week, topped off by the illness that Benjamin and I always come home with.  Its part of the fun though, ya know.  Anyway...this slideshow is a sad depiction of our fun time.  Thanks to my wondeful mother and her wonderful planning we were busy with family everyday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Unfortunately the only pictures I seemed to take were at times when only my sister E and her kids were around.  So in your mind, just add 24 other grandchildren and 12 other adults.  

Friday, December 19, 2008

wait...there's more

Thank you to Ashley for alerting me to the fact that there are really desperate and...lets call them in love, people out there.  I thought the snuggie would top everything...but clearly I was underestimating.  Check this out! 
http://www.smittens.biz/Smittens/Home.html 

I'm off to utah...Merry Christmas! 

hmm...maybe try a sweatshirt?

have you all seen this? wow, people are suckers. 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

welcome to our home

Its only a matter of time before we cannot afford our home, cars, food, clothes, etc.  When the time comes....I hope you keep us warm.  Welcome panny.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

we be jammin'

Three years ago I bought Benjamin a keyboard for christmas.  It hasn't gotten much use, but today he broke it out and had some good daddy/daughter time. 
oh yeah...and congrats to Natty for popping her first tooth.  woohoo!

Monday, December 8, 2008

green apple or strawberry?

What is it about starburst jelly beans that is addicting?  When I was pregnant and feeling like I wanted to die, I remember eating an entire bag.  That was what sounded good, and all previously or presently (sick) pregnant women know that when it sounds good...you eat it.  So I ate the whole bag....and then they all came back up.  It wasn't pretty.  
Last night we were at my lovely niece's birthday party and we made gingerbread houses.   I actually didn't make one...just ate the candy.  And then we got talked into taking some home.  So now I have a bag of startburst jelly beans which I'm demolishing....and reeses's pieces which I'm almost demolishing....oops.  Hopefully this won't turn out the way that it did a year ago.  fingers crossed. 

oh yeah....GO GATORS!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

the time has come

I threw away a pair of shoes today.  I had had them since I was a sophomore in high school...possibly even since before the turn of the century.  It was definitely time.  They were old, clunky and terrible looking.  Now I have some nice, sophisticated, pointy toe (sorta) boots.  Feels good to be an adult...or at least pretend to look like one.  

They'll be perfect for dancing to Womanizer...perfect. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

don't judge me, i went to the circus

Another back in the day memory....Britney Spears.  From the moment I first heard baby one more time, I have been hooked.  I have a HUGE, and mostly hidden, love for dancing.  If I'm doing dishes (and Brawny isn't home), you can be sure that the music is up loud and Natabulous is laughing, as her foolish mother dances around the kitchen.  There is no music better to dance to than the over processed, mechanically sounding Britney album.  
Well, today, as I'm hoping most of you are unaware of (because, really Britney might be the devil) she released her comeback album.  For the last few weeks I have been glued to my computer for the latest clips off the album, or any recent performances that she has done in Europe.  This morning I watched her in all her lipsyching glory on Good Morning America, and got so pumped.  So after Natabulous woke up from her nap, we ran our little selves over to Best Buy and purchased my new obsession for exactly $10.49....a steal!   
I car danced myself all the way home and I'm currently polluting my home (and my defenseless child's mind) with the pop and dance goodness that is....CIRCUS!!!  Please join me.

PS I totally tried to buy tickets to her concert too...but luckily, I'm too cheap and the price was just more than a little teeny bopper like myself could stand to pay.  

Monday, December 1, 2008

(does not) live to moo another day

Back in the day...we're talking 1999 (Alison, is that when you got married?) Maggie Moo's was THE shiz.  It was an often occurrence that I begged my poor mother to take me there so that I could enjoy some cheesecake ice cream with strawberries mixed in.  I was in love.  I even remember when Alison got married and her lovely mother in law, tried and tried to figure out a way to transport some of the moo goodness back to Utah with her.  Tonight however,  Brawny man (testing that name out...what do you think?) and I went to the sad little ice cream shop and it was terrible.  
We can often be found patronizing the local Cold Stone Creamery and Brawny man ALWAYS gets a chocolate and peanut butter shake.  He chose to get the same thing from Maggie's and in order for, the poor boy working,  to actually fill the cup he asked if Brawny would like whip cream on top.  When he replied "no", the boy proceeded to get an extra scoop of chocolate ice cream and just plop it into the cup.  Not to mention that the blender must have been used to make something like mocha or coffee beforehand.....we could tell.   
As for my choice, I was excited to revisit the good ol' cheesecake and strawberry days and they didn't even have cheesecake ice cream.  At least 3 of their signature choices featured cheesecake...how do you not have any?  
Anyway...we won't be returning.  The stone of cold already had my love...but now I'm even more dedicated.