Wednesday, February 24, 2010


For some reason, my blog makes me moderate all of Katherine's comments. No one else's gets screened. This puzzles me. Wow, thank goodness for spell check. My spelling and grammar have gone way down the toilet. O'neill would be truly saddened. It's like I grew up in Monaca or something. heh. Oh wait, no one from PA reads this. CRAP!
Ok what to blog about. Blogs. bloggity. OH i KNOW!! PICTURE PAGES TIME!! Here are some photos from our trip to Montana. LOOK IT'S MY MOM!

And below her is my dad and Simon playing the piano. And then a cute shot of Simon with his first ever icecream cone. I have about 80000 from this moment in his life, if you ever want a slideshow of it. It's pretty awesome.
Here we have my nephew Daniel. Cute kid. I took this hoping that the massive gash he has on his head would appear a football injury and not that he was pushed and fell into the leg of a chair. yeah. rough 10 minutes. Oh and yes. Me and my Aves. And..of course, Montana would not be complete without my grandpa's recliner. This is the greatest chair ever created. EVER! You should click on this picture and make it enlarge to capture to the true greatness of the expression on Ava's face. the faces she pulls never cease to crack me up! what. It's almost midnight. I really should sleep. I exhausted all of my writer's energy on updating my other blog. So...goodnight.

Monday, February 22, 2010

may 21 2010

I have been dreaming of setting this date for 4 years! Today, I sat down and set up the autodraft payments and it's car will be paid off BY may 21st. My goal is to squeeze every penny until it bleeds dimes and have the pay off be my birthday may 7. Seriously, what greater birthday gift can there be than NO car payment? ever again. ever.EVER!!! DO YOU HEAR ME WORLD???? KILL MY CAR THAT DAY AND I WILL TAKE THE FREAKING BUS; I'M NEVER DOING A CAR PAYMENT EVER EVER EVER EVER AGAIN!!!!

My next item of business will be a vacation. with my husband. and steve and pam. and no kids. kids can vacation as soon as they can wipe their own behind--or the pennies stop bleeding---whichever comes first. My sister in law is headed to Disneyland this June with their family, and that made me crazy jealous...but really, my brother squeezes his pennies into silver dollars, so they have the cash for a vacation. and it's been a long time coming. So, I can wait. I guess. The 4 of us will have to adventure to somewhere REALLY have no idea. I don't care if we go to Wolf Creek in Ogden as long as I'm kid free for 3 days. Is that awful? Well it's honest if anything.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

i love 8:30 bed times!

So everyone seems to be updating their blogs this week. Yeay for having things to keep me distracted from the obvious amount of housework I had to do today. I finally reached that -- I'VE HAD IT-- point tonight at dinner. Thankfully, Ava wore herself out at the Mcdonalds playground--I of these days we'll get some nasty disease from it, but until then...horrah for indoor playgrounds--and Madison was here until about 8pm. They ended their 5 hour play date with smiles, hugs, and Ava attempting to pick up Madison. that girl kills me. I think all play dates should end that way. I told Ava that after I put Simon to bed, we could play the 'Elmo goes to the doctor' game on the 'compEter' She sat on her bed to wait, and in the whole--oh 15 minutes it took me to put Simon to bed, she was OUT COLD! sitting up totally snoring. I put a blanket on her and set to work. I started folding the laundry that's been piling up since our return from MT. and beginning new loads. An embarrassing amount of laundry later, I headed downstairs to gather all the toys that insist on cluttering my life and put them out of sight. I swear my house gained 200 sq ft. I was able to get done with the dishes before I hit the wall. I am quite proud, although there's still a long list of things to finish before this place is great, it's more than I've done in a week. I ventured downstairs to watch 'ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.' 2005 version. Carol Burnett...I hate your plastic surgery but I love everything else. It was just what I needed. Some music, some dancing, hilarious costumes...a great way to end a stressful day! I miss theatre, and performing. These days I choke every chance I have to perform. I either forget my words, or the notes...and on the best occasions, BOTH! *meh* I'll leave the curtain calls to Nat and Seana. Well it's nearly midnight, and there's a 100% chance one or both of my kids will be up before 8am since they were down at 8:30.