Friday, December 24, 2010

So this is Christmas…

I am sitting here drinking a glass of wine (even though I shouldn’t be), watching A Christmas Story, and having the least stressful Christmas Eve ever.  The presents are wrapped, the stockings are hung, and two little girls are snuggled in bed wearing their new Christmas PJs from Buddy the elf

This was just going to be a brief post wishing you a Merry Christmas, but then I realized I never showed you our Christmas card!  I mentioned previously that Shawn didn’t like the idea of “Fall” pictures on a Christmas card, but after 3 tries, I finally found a card he approved of: 


Christmas Card 2010 Front


edited Christmas Card 2010 Inside

What do you think?  When I posted our pictures from the photo shoot, I asked which ones you thought I should use, and I honestly think I ended up using almost all the ones you chose!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and that Santa brings you everything you deserve!  Next week, I’m hoping to be back with a post on why I will never call this blog boring again or wish for something exciting to happen!

Monday, December 13, 2010

That’s What She Said.

If you don’t watch The Office, or know the whole “That’s what she said” joke, you might want to just leave now.  This probably won’t make any sense.  Or, you could check this video out:

I seriously can’t watch that without peeing my pants a little bit.  “That’s what she said” jokes are one of my favorite parts of the show.  The problem with “that’s what she said” is that you have to use it in the appropriate company.  For instance, when I say it at work, nobody gets it.  It’s very sad.  And it makes me look like a perv.  Luckily, at home I can use it, and I do.  Enter Saturday night:

Me (to Shawn):  “So, where is all this snow you said we were going to get?”

Shawn:  “I’m just telling you what I heard.  There’s going to be 4-6 inches tonight and 6-8 inches tomorrow.”

Me:  “That’s what she said.”

Side note:  Yesterday he told me again we were going to get 6-8 inches, to which I told him I was still waiting for the 4-6 inches from last night.

And on Sunday afternoon:

Shawn:  “The timer went off for your cheese ball.”

Me:  “Ok, but it’s not quite stiff enough yet.”

Me (beating Shawn to it):  “That’s what she said.”


What in the world is going to happen to The Office this spring when Michael leaves?  I may have to stop watching.  He makes the whole show!

P.S.  Click the link to the cheese ball, it’s crazy delicious!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

This. Is. Boring.

A couple people asked me what Shawn and I did for our anniversary, and I can’t believe I forgot to tell you!  Last weekend the girls stayed at my parent’s house, and Shawn and I went to a Michael Buble concert.  We’ve actually seen him in concert before, but this performance was even better!  He has such a beautiful voice and he’s so entertaining that even if you didn’t know how he was, you could go to his concert and still have an amazing time.  So, if you ever get the chance to see him, GO! 

A group called Naturally 7 opened for him, and they were awesome!


They sing everything a cappella and also use vocal play and beat-boxing to make it sound like they have instruments.  I’m telling you, it was seriously amazeballs!

Here are a few pictures of Michael (who was my free pass that night, just in case!) :





Onto this weekend!  As I mentioned on Friday, Saturday night we went to see The Nutcracker with my Mom and my sister and her daughters.  I had never been to The Nutcracker before, so I really had no idea what to expect.  I think the girls really enjoyed it, especially since it was put on by a youth ballet, they loved seeing all the little girls (and boys) in costumes.  I liked it, but I thought it was a little long, and I was starting to get bored at the end.  The best part of the final act was when my niece who was sitting next to me blew out a HUGE fart!  I may have laughed, and it may have been inappropriate.

Here are the girls and I at home before the show:


They’re actually wearing their Christmas dresses from last year! 

I didn’t take any pictures during the ballet, but I did take a few of the girls waiting for it to start.  As usual, my nieces refused to smile!



Alivia’s toothless grin cracks me up!


Well, I’m off to wrap some more presents and watch Bridalplasty.  Is anyone else watching that?  It’s a total train wreck, but I’m addicted.  Last week Shawn watched it with me, and he actually started praying for the rapture during it, that’s how bad it is!


P.S.  Yes, my life and my blog posts are boring lately.  I’m praying for some crazy funny shit to happen so I don’t have to keep blogging about lost lunchboxes and farts.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The return of Feel Good Friday?


Wow, when was the last time I did a Feel Good Friday?  I could go back and look, but let’s face it, I’m too lazy.  I’m actually forcing myself to do a FGF this week, because I’ve had a really shitty week.  Can we say smoke and oil spewing out of the hood of my beautiful Acadia this morning?  Can we say dead battery the night before?  Can we say 5 inches of snow on it’s way tonight?  Oh wait, that could be a good thing…please baby Jesus let there be a snow day!

Moving right along.  The positive, we’re focusing on the positive, right?  Here we ago…in no particular order, here are a 5 things that made me feel good this week:



On Sunday morning Alivia’s second top tooth fell out!  Ok, I admit, I pulled it out.  But, she told me to!  I have witnesses.  Right after it happened I played the “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” song, and she was so excited about it!  On another note, playing the tooth fairy is creepy.  Just sayin.


Speaking of Christmas songs, my children are currently obsessed with the song “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus.”  They heard it in my car last week, and they were confused and laughing hysterically all at the same time.  They’re still trying to figure out why in the whole wide world Mommy would kiss Santa Claus!


Meet the newest member of our family:

the elf

I heard about the Elf on the Shelf tradition last year from Semi-Slacker Mom, and now we have started it this year.  The girls named our elf “Buddy” after the elf in the movie “Elf.”  The best thing about Buddy is that he totally creeps Shawn out!  I have to admit, Buddy’s eyes do seem to mysteriously follow you, maybe he’s possessed?


Today after I picked Alivia up from school, she told me “Mom, just so you know, Lainey lost her gloves on the bus this morning.  She already got them back, because she realized right away that she lost them.  But, I thought you should know she lost them.”

  Oh silly Alivia!  Are you trying to take the attention off the fact that you have lost your lunch box, your boots, and broken your shoe all in the same week?  Nice try sister!



This weekend my Mom is taking my girls and I, and my sister and her daughters to see The Nutcracker.  It’s put on by a children’s ballet, so I know the girls will all love it!  I’m so excited!


P.S.  I’ve been a totally bad blogger and commenter lately, I promise to try harder!  Ok, maybe not.  But, please forgive me!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A season of change.

Today is my 8th wedding anniversary!  There are so many cliché things I could say about how wonderful my husband is, and how just being with him makes me a better person.  But, I’m not going to say that.  Anyone who has been married (or in a committed relationship) can tell you there are many different “seasons” to a marriage.  If I were to label this last year of our marriage, I would call it a season of “change.”

A year ago something happened in our lives, and in our marriage, and it forced us to make a difficult decision.  We all know the Bible verse that states “wives be submissive to your husbands,” right?  Well, if you know me, then you know I am not submissive…to anyone.  But, a year ago, I gave in.  For the first time in 7 years, I put my trust in God and in my husband that he would make the right decision for our family.  His choice was not the easy choice, or the popular choice…but a year later, I can see it was the best choice.  It was the best choice for us, and for our marriage.

That may sound strange, saying it was “the best choice for our marriage.”  What about our kids?  Well, I’ve come to realize over the last year that by putting our marriage first, we are putting our children first.         

Happy Anniversary Shawn!


“All that I’m after is a life full of laughter

As long as I’m laughin’ with you

I’m thinkin’ that all that still matters is love ever after

After the life we’ve been through

‘Cause I know there’s no life after you.”