Friday, September 30, 2011

5QF 9/30/2011

Ok, Ok, I'm back. I'm sorry. HORRIBLE blogger the last month. Well basically since all of you have known me. For some reason, I thought it would be a great idea to start a public blog right before both of my kid's birthdays. But, since now they are over, I promise, pinky swear, to be a better blogger.

But, today is Friday! And I am ready for it. It has been a long week this week. My hubs broke his toe and foot last weekend, so I have been dealing with that, and now it looks like he is going to have surgery! Five Question Friday! Hop on over to Mama M's blog and join in the fun~!

1. Do you apologize to your kids if you're wrong?
Well, when (and if) I am wrong, absolutely. I mean how are they supposed to learn humility, regret, and doing the right thing, if I, and their dad, (who never apologizes about anything, cuz he thinks he is always right!! HAHA!! Kidding, kidding, boys....) don't show them. That is one of those lessons in life, you just have to learn to suck up and do.

2. Do you have a class ring, Letterman's jacket, or similar obscenely priced high school "must have"?
Yup, sure do. When I was in high school, I played on the tennis team for 1 1/2 year, and then got the opportunity to be a Diamond Doll (bat girl) for the baseball team. And like I was going to pass that up! First, I LOVE baseball (Go Rangers!), second, boys, playing baseball, in tight pants?!?! Oh yea! So I had to choose between baseball, or tennis. Uh, I chose baseball! And dated 2 of the boys on the team. Wait, not at the same time, or anything, just in general. You get the point. Anyway, I was considered part of the team, in all aspects, so technically, I lettered in Baseball. But, I chose a blanket, instead of a jacket.
I also have a high school senior ring. It's pretty cool, I'm glad I have it, but I only wore it for like 9 months, because then you are in college, and who cares about high school then.
3. If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose?
21~ no doubt about it. Still in college, where (looking back) life was easy, carefree. All I had to do was go to school, and work my part time job. I was lucky that my parents provided all of my needs, and didn't have to work full time, like many of my friends. No responsibilities, no worries, just go and party and have fun.
But wait, the dating life would get old after a while, and you can only party for so lets go with like 25, no, because I want my kids, so 30. Well crap, that's too hard. I give up.

4. What is your favorite (unused) baby name?
Austin ~ It's what I wanted to name our son, but my hubs best friend is named Austin, and he thought it would be a little wierd. So we didn't, and came up with Baby Bug instead. But if I had another boy, I don't care, his name would be Austin fo sho!

5. If you could make your child like something what would it be?
Different variety of food. Love Bug is such a picky eater. I have tried, forced, made, bribed her with everything to try different foods, and she just doesn't like stuff. I know that will change as she gets older, but come on. There is more to life than pizza, chicken nuggets, and jelly (she doesn't like peanut butter) sandwiches. Thankfully, she is wanting to buy her lunch at school more and more, so she is taking baby steps in branching out.
Ok, your turn! Go have fun! Happy weekend! Holy crap, I just realized tomorrow is Oct 1. YIKES!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

5QF Friday 9/16/2011

First and foremost, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY 2nd Birthday to my sweet Baby Bug! What did I ever do without that crazy, wild child, little monkey of mine!?!?!

Now, off to business, It's Five Question Friday!! Head on over to Mama M's blog, and play along~

1. If you had a weekly newspaper column, what would you name it?
I am the LEAST creative person in this world, so I have nothing cute or fun, to name a column. "To much Gas?"  er, no. Ummm, ummm, ummm. See hears the problem, I wouldn't even begin to know what to write about on a weekly basis, so coming up with a title, for something you don't even know what to write about, it almost impossible.
The only thing I can write about I think, is how much I love CrossFit. Yes, CrossFit. If any of you have ever seen it, yes, we are crazy, yes, we work out insanely hard, yes, we see dramatic results, and yes, it's kinda a cult. We all support, motivate, encourage each other, celebrate each other's PR (personal records).  So for that matter, than my column would be called Gas on CrossFit.  I know, cute right?

2. Who is your mentor/inspiration?

Well, I really don't know that I would have to say one person in particular. My mom, is amazing. She loves her family, unconditionally, supports us, is a Godly woman, and would give any of her friends the shirt off her back. But, then I see my BFF who inspires me to see the better in people like she does. I don't always see the good in every person. Sometimes, being honest here, you piss me off, I'm done. Now, it's not a little PO, but you really have to have done something to me personally, or my family, and I am done with you. Until then, I am loyal as the day is long. But Melissa always sees the good in people, always gives people the benefit of the doubt (without being taken advantage of). And patience? Man does she have it! With her kids, she is a patron saint I tell ya! (Can you tell I just love her?!?!)

3. What is your wake up beverage of choice?

100% without a doubt, no questions asked, Dr Pepper.
To tired? Dr Pepper
To much to drink the night before? Dr Pepper
Headache? Dr Pepper

Pretty much, its the cure all for me. But only 1 a day. To much sugar in em. But it's always, first thing in the morning.

4. Would you wear your mom's clothes?
Nope. And that's all I have to say about that. Well, that and not that my mom wears ugly clothes. She doesn't by any means. Actually, my mom always looks very put together, and very nice. They just aren't for me.

5. When you were a kid, did you put posters on your wall? If so, what were they of?
Uh YEA! Bon Jovi, Poison, John Stamos, Jack Wagner (he used to be on General Hospital and then he went to Melrose Place). What can I say, I had an older sister, and being a tween in the 80s, what do you expect?

Alrighty folks, that all I got for today! Cakes to make, party to prepare for, presents to wrap. Baby Bug to love! Yep, my kinda weekend! Have a great one everybody!

Friday, September 9, 2011

5 QF 9/16/11

Hello hello! Its FRIDAY!! And this short week has been a VERY long week. Not for sure why. But the next two weeks are going to be CARAZY for me! I got two kiddos, who each have birthdays the next 2 weeks! Yeah, can't wait! But, first things first, it's time for Mama M's Five Question Friday! If you have never participated, jump over there, follow the "rules" and have some fun!

1. What ringtone do you have on your cell phone?
Just some standard old ringtone that came with the phone. And see, here is what drives me crazy. I have a smart phone, with all the little features, but I can't figure out how to play a song on my phone. My old janky phone was so cool. I could download songs, and use those as my ring tone.

2. What is your favorite memory from this summer?
Hands down, without a doubt, watching my daughter's excitement as she was walking into Kindergarten. She had very little fear, which is unusual, and full of confidence. I have never been so proud of her, as I was that day.

3. Paper books or ebooks?
Well, I just started my first ebook last week, and I have to say, I am loving it. I'm not a huge reader anyway, but I like the flexibility of having it on my ipad, which I take with me most places anyway. Yesterday, I was at the drs office, and instead of checking my facebook, or my twitter, I actually read. Felt like a grown up and all. Or maybe somebody intellectual. You get the point....

4. If you could have one home upgrade what would it be and why? 
An outdoor kitchen/living space. We have a great backyard, and lots of land, and neighbors who aren't too close, and we would love to be able to eat, have parties, etc in a outdoor living area. We have been talking about it for a while, and it looks like it is going to happen! SO EXCITED!!! The only other thing I REALLY want is a fence. Boring, but we have a property fence, but not a "backyard fence" and Baby Bug isn't old enough to go outside by himself, but if I had a fence, I could keep him in the backyard, and still be able to see him. So thats all I would really want, I think.....

5. When was your first serious boyfriend/girlfriend? (My question!!! SQUEEL!!!)
My first serious one, was in high school. I was 16 when I met him, and we dated till I was a freshman in college, and then reality sat in, and I realized he wasn't so wonderful, and I wanted to live the college scene up, without being tied to a long distance relationship. He went to another college. So, that was over, was single and had fun for a while, and then met the hubs. That was in 1994 and 16 years later here we still are.

Ok, so there you go! Go read some others, join in the fun! Have a great weekend. Birthday party shopping is in order for us!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

FQF Sept 2nd

Hey Y'all, Happy Friday (errr Saturday). It's that time of week for Mama M's Five Question Friday! So read mine, then head on over and join the fun! Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone!

1. Shoes in the house - yay or nay?
Yes, we do wear our shoes in the house, but MOST of the time, they don't make it to the carpet. Usually they sat on the tile/wood, but if they make it to the bedrooms or living rooms, I don't freak out about it. However, after reading some of the other blogs, I'm getting a little freaked out about what is running around in my carpet! ***Shudder***

2. What do you call them- flip flops, slippers, thongs, etc?

Flip flops or flippers. Not sure where the flippers came from, that's what I say. Thongs, those are underwear, not shoes.

3. What song are you almost embarrassed to admit you know all the lyrics to?
well this is a bad question for me, because I know TONS of songs. All kinds. 80s, 90s, pop, country, hip hop, my"parents" music, so I'm sure there are plenty of songs I am embarrassed to admit I know. But the worst, is that yesterday, I was singing a song from Blue's Clue's. And I ow all the words. And neither of my kids were around. Just me, singing it to myself. "Therw was a time, I couldn't see, what was right, in front of me. Is that a house, book or tree?".......

4. What is the best quality to have in a friend?
Oh wait, that's not a quality? Because my BFF, Melissa, she has all the best qualities. Honesty, loyalty, compassion, party like a rock star with me :), knows when to say the things you NEED to hear, vs what you wanna hear. She is awesome!

5. Do you know what you want for Christmas?
Nope, not a clue. I had been wanting an iPad forever, since like the day it came put, but I got one for Mothers Day/anniversary combo, so now I have no clue. But I guess in should start thinking huh!!

Ok, head over to and check out the other Five Question Friday post!