Thursday, September 30, 2010

Needed something light today, just don't have it in me to post anything else :)

1. What bill do you hate paying the most?
Car insurance, hate paying for something that you might never need

2. Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner?
On board the Norwegian Pearl

3. What do you really want to be doing right now?
Eating junk food and watching a movie

4. How many colleges did you attend?

5. Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now? -
It was right on my dresser

6. What are your thoughts on gas prices?
We have to have gas...

7. First thought when the alarm went off this morning?
Oh crud

8. Last thought before going to sleep last night?
I wonder if Jonah has stopped crying :(

9. Do you miss being a child?
Parts of it, like the no responsibility part

10. What errand/chore do you despise?
Anything that has to do with cleaning lol

11. Get up early or sleep in?
Hate getting up early but can't really sleep past 8

12. Have you found real love yet?
Real is a good word for it because it is very "real"; raw, tough and amazing

13. Favorite lunch meat?
Roast Beef

14. What do you get every time you go into Wal-Mart?
Some sort of candy bar...for the kids...sometimes :)

15. Beach or lake?
Aren't there beaches at lakes??

16. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?

17. Sopranos or Desperate Housewives?

18.What famous person would you like to have dinner with?
Hmmm....someone handsome

19. Have you ever crashed your vehicle?

20. Ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose?
Yes, hope I NEVER have to do that again!!

21. Ring tone?
Well I have different ones for different people but my main ringtone is No Surprise by Daughtry

22. Strangest place you have ever brushed your teeth?
on a plane

23. Somewhere you've never been and would like to go?

23. Do you go to church?
I do

24. At this point in your life would you rather start a new career or a new relationship?
Gag me, neither

25. How old are you?

26. Do you have a go-to person?
My husband

27. Are you where you want to be in life?

28. Growing up, what were your favorite cartoons?
I hate/hated cartoons

29.What about you do you think has changed the most?
My weight

30. Looking back at high school were they the best years of your life?

31. Are there times you still feel like a kid?
Yes, when I'm in public with my kids I feel like people are thinking, "What is that 18 year old doing with all those kids?!!"

32. Did you ever own troll dolls?

33. Did you have a pager?

34. Where was the hang out spot when you were a teenager?
The Pizza Shoppe

35. Were you the type of kid you would want your children to hang out with?
That is a really interesting question...I'm not sure

36. Who do you think impacted your life the most?
My parents

37. Was there a teacher or authority figure that stood out for you?
My mom

38. Do you tell stories that start with “when I was your age..."?
LOL, actually I did just say that to Molli the other day

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I didn't expect my post for today to be so raw....but it is....

Last night, our dog Bo was hit and killed by a car. We are simply devastated by the loss. My kids are broken hearted. It was a very tough night and morning for us. Sydney and Thomas didn't wake up last night so I had to tell them this morning which brought on a whole new wave of sadness and tears. Emma climbed into bed with me this morning, started crying and said, "Mama, I was just talking to God and I told Him that I will miss Bo so much but I will always have my memories of him in my heart." She is taking it the worst I think, she has such a sensitive heart towards animals, our pets in particular. It's interesting to watch the kids grieve, they all do it so differently. A pet's death, while never easy, somehow teaches us about death. Life is not certain, never guaranteed. We are going to bury him in the backyard this afternoon when the kids get home. So he'll always be close by.

Rest in peace our Bobo...we love you and will miss you much.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Can it be possible that I didn't post all summer? It hardly seems likely that I spent the entire summer without posting on my blog. I suppose I just thought my quick posts on Facebook were enough and that no one really cared about my blog anyway. But then I realized that I missed it. I missed typing long, incoherent thoughts into cyber space. And that's what brought me back here today.

Our summer was full of many things. Full of family, camps, fighting, camping trips, football, and swimming. I was very glad to see September 7th roll around. Jonah is in middle school this year *gulp* I have to admit that I was (still am) nervous for him. Middle school is no man's land. Every morning, before he walks down to the bus, I hold just an extra minute longer and whisper a prayer of protection and wisdom. The girls have settled well into the routine of school proving once again that our family just runs better with routine. And then last week my sweet Thomas started school. He goes to pre-K four days a week all day. I wasn't sure how he would do but he has flourished and just loves going to school. It has thrown me into an interesting stage of life. Now I have just my Liam and the little guy I babysit for. Sure makes it very quiet here. I have to admit I like the quiet :)

So now it's back to our busy fall schedules, football, girl's choir and church. Now please excuse me while I make some tea and sit and enjoy the silence!