Friday, September 14, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

18 years ago we began our journey together....... hasn't always been easy......we've had our up's and our down's

.....we haven't always agreed on everything, but we always work together....

....we work hard, and we play hard.......

....together, we have brought four wonderful children into this world....

....and through it all, you have always made me laugh!Happy Anniversary Tom! I love YOU!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Okay. I need any opinions about what to wear to my reunion. Vote for the best blouse and don't look at the dorky face with my eyes closed!

Monday, September 10, 2007

20 years

I finally decided to go to my 20th High School Reunion. (Shut up, Chuckie!!!) So, does anybody have ideas on how to lose 10 pounds in 6 days? The only idea I have is to catch a nasty stomach flu! I don't know what to wear. I know what not to wear, which is everything in my closet! I went shopping for clothes, but all I could find was a "body enhancer" aka girdle. It's supposed to smooth the waist, hips and thighs. It actually works pretty good. I wore it yesterday and it hides all the rolls, but after three hours of church I couldn't wait to take the sucker off. I thought my eyeballs might pop out! Any ideas on how to pull myself together for this one? (Really. Shut up, Chuckie!!!)

Friday, September 7, 2007

Perspective revisited

Kate and Collin were trying to get on my last nerve a few days ago. Same old stuff.....Collin can't open the frozen orange juice can.....or do anything I ask.......and Katelynn is constantly looking for some foreign object in her food, water, ice, bowl, cup, spoon, everything that's about to be put in her mouth. Really, you should see her at the dinner takes forever to finish a meal. So, instead of throwing my hands in the air, or yelling "WHYYYY" and wondering where I went wrong, I just laughed and took picutures. Enjoy our disfunction!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


A conversation I had with the lady behind me in line at Office Max.....While waiting in line with my arms loaded with another $100 worth of school supplies and printer cartridges, Katelynn holds up a package of sticky notes.....
Katelynn: Look mom.
Me: Yeah. Do you need those?
Katelynn: No. I just think they're cute!
Me: Put them down and get over here, NOW!
I then turn to the lady behind me:
Me: They're killing me.
Lady behind me: Yeah. My 16-year-old son got his 15-year-old girlfriend pregnant and they hid it from me.
Me: Oh! I'm sooo sorry.
Lady behind me: Then they both dropped out of school. My son is working at McDonalds and he thinks he can support a child on that!
Me: much were those sticky notes.........

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Diet Woes

Yesterday's diet:
Breakfast - Oatmeal, peach, orange juice
Snack - Protein Bar, water
Lunch - Pita bread wrap w/ turkey and veges, water
Snack - Sunflower seeds, sugarsnap peas, water
Dinner - Outback steak (I ate about 1/2 of it), veges, shrimp on the barbie (3)
Evening snack - Peach smoothie made with lowfat yogurt and peaches (finished about 1/2 of it)
Come home at 10:00 and find that Katelynn baked cookies.........
10:05 - one cookie
10:10 - one cookie
10:15 - one cookie
10:20 - 1/2 cookie
10:25 - the other half
Okay. Start over tomorrow
Story of my life!!!!!!