Jun 26, 2008


I got this survey from Beth. Thought it was fun. Here you go!

What is in the back of your car?
A car seat. A dance bag. Probably some trash. A camp chair.

What color is your toothbrush? green

What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Making sure I had my shoes on before I locked myself out of the house. (Like I did yesterday.)

What Were you doing 45 minutes ago? Writing a memo for work.

What is your favorite candy bar? Take 5, Twix, or Heath

Have you ever been to a strip club? Yeppers, I have. The last time I was at one it turned out that I had gone to high school with one of the strippers. Figures.

What was the last thing you said aloud? "I don't know why they didn't just change everything out when they were here that last time. I am tired of dealing with these people."

What is the best ice cream flavor? Butter Crunch, Vienna Mocha Chunk, Moose Tracks (I seem to only be able to narrow favorites down to the top three.)

What was the last thing you had to drink? Cherry Pepsi

What are you wearing right now? CM jammies

What was the last thing you ate? a taco

Have you bought any new clothing items this week? jeans, shirts, bras, shorts for the girlies - can't wait for them to get here! (Love online shopping!)

What is your favorite flavor of popcorn? popped on the stove, lots of butter

Ever go camping? love, love, love it.

Do you take vitamins daily? Everyday. I need them.

Do you go to church every Sunday? No. But I should. DH always goes. I do have a deeply spiritual side that, although I tend not to put on display, I would never compromise on.

Do you have a tan? All year round. The kiddos have already out-tanned me this summer, as usual.

Do you like Chinese food over Pizza? Abso-frickin-lutely. I don't like pizza. That's right, I said it.

Do you drink your soda with a straw? If there is one available.

Are you someone's best friend? Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. (Or always a bridesmaid, never a maid-of-honor would be more appropriate here?)

What are you doing tomorrow? Work, laundry, clean, read. Woohoo!

Where is your dad? If he's not at home he is in Mexico. Not sure this week?

What color is your watch? It's black. As in blackberry. I haven't worn a watch since carrying around a cell phone.

Do you use Chapstick? Like an addict.

Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? Who bothers to go in these days?

What is your favorite number? 3

Do you have a dog? No. Way.

Last person you talked to on the phone? Josh from Comcast. I HATE Comcast. HATE. Unreliable performance combined with extremely poor tech support and customer service. HATE Comcast.

Any plans today? Bed.

How many states have you lived in? Six.

Ever go to college? Like it's my job.

Do you dye your hair? I was highlighting for a while and loved the color but it dried the crap out of my hair. Couldn't take it anymore so I stopped. It is still growing out years later.

Biggest annoyance in your life right now? Not much to complain about.

Last song listened to? "Everyday People" by Arrested Development

Can you say the alphabet backwards? This is not a useful skill.

Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? Flip flops.

Are you jealous of anyone? Like Oprah? Then no.

Is anyone jealous of you? Doubt it.

Do you love anyone? I absolutely do.

Do any of your friends have children? Many do.

What do you usually do during the day? Work. Clean. Read. Play. Talk. Eat. Laugh.

Do you hate anyone that you know right now? Nobody comes to mind.

Do you use the word 'hello' daily? I'd say I do.

What color is your car? Champagne.

Do you like cats? They are interesting.

Have you ever been to Six Flags? I have been to a couple of them. I haven't been to the one near me lately because it isn't as much fun as it costs.

How did you get your worst scar? C-section scar? No? There is one on my leg where I fell on the pavement in the rain in the sixth grade. And I have an airbag burn scar from a car accident. That one is pretty ugly.

Jun 25, 2008


"Mom, is this guy a good guy or a bad guy?"

"I don't know? A good guy I guess?"

"Well, when he turns all green like this he sure looks like he has anger issues."

Huh. Anger issues?
Note to self - ask the babysitter if she has Dr. Phil on in the background...

Jun 19, 2008

dancing queen

My dd1 has been attending dance camp this week working hard to lead up to today's audition for the competing team at her dance studio. She decided to give it a shot last year for the first time and made it on the team. It was the absolute time of her life. She was on a team with an amazing group of girls who knew how to work hard and play hard. Their routine was fun and their costumes were cute. It was a wonderful experience for her.

This year the teams are going to be divided a little differently than last year, so she is having to work hard to discover exactly where she is going to fit. She has been practicing and knew what she had to do. She didn't take for granted that she made it last year, and wanted to show them that she has been working hard and improving.

She is not usually the type to show her nerves, but I could tell that in the last few moments before she was to go in for her tryout, she was starting to feel the butterflies. I built her up as much as I could, but I don't know that it made much difference.

When she came out between the first and second session, she had a much more relaxed demeanor. She had found her confidence. She went back in for the advanced level audition with head held high and ready to bring it.

When it was all over, I asked her how it went. "I nailed it, Mom!" She was so excited and proud! And I was proud of her too. We went out to celebrate tonight. Not because she made the team (we won't even know until Sunday), but because we were proud of her confidence and positive attitude. We were celebrating the fact that she worked hard, did her best, and gave it her all. These are the things that will serve her well in life, and I am glad that it is a lesson she is learning now.

Jun 15, 2008


You can see the true measure of man by watching him with his children. I fall in love with you all over again every single day when I get to see the special kind of father you are to our beautiful girls. How I was ever lucky enough to end up with someone so giving and loving I will never know. I am so very blessed that we get to share our lives together and have a family that I love and am proud of. If I don't say it enough (and I'm sure I don't) please know how humbled and thankful I am that you are the father of my children. Your are an amazing man and a wonderful father, and I love you with all my heart.
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