Friday, April 24, 2009

From Chrissy's Mom! 29 years ago today........

My children will immediately recognize the above sentence. The number changes every year but it is usually heard a multitude of times during the day of their birthday. So as I'm starting this post I'll have you know that I was 3 hours into my labor of my first born, Chrissy. You know.....that really funny, witty, god loving girl of mine that writes not 1 but 2 blogs ( &
This will not be posted until later so I'll be showing you our new pics we took tonight! We are so excited to be sharing our evening together along with some very special people. We are meeting for dinner at 6:30 and then on to see Jesus Christ Superstar!
I would love to give Chrissy the most amazing post ever because she is so deserving. But, as a Mom, I know that I'm very biased. To me she is everything I ever dreamed about my little girl being and becoming! How is it that my daughter is so bright, articulate, caring, giving, and absolutely gorgeous? I say over and over how blessed I am.....she is one example. Don't worry Jarad, you are another way that I have been blessed! The people that God has put in my life are truly my biggest blessings and I love to daily tell HIM thank you.
I have been able to spend today with her and have loved every minute. We started with spending the entire morning looking at houses with my wonderful son-in-law, Big Daddy! Are you supposed to like your in-laws so much? We love OURS! Big Daddy is on a mission to find a bigger love nest for his family. We ended up having lunch with Mr. Nanny,Cohen, Steph, & Big Daddy's Momma, Connie. Connie was house hunting with us or maybe I should say I was house hunting with THEM!
After lunch, we picked up Claire & Drew and headed to Coldstone Creamery for a little birthday celebration with the kids! Ice cream for ALL! Steph was even able to join us.
Which leads me to tonight.....Chrissy & I had the most wonderful time meeting up with our friends Susan, Delphia, & Allie! Dinner was good, conversation was better! We then headed to see Jesus Christ Superstar...WOW!! The music was amazing! I especially loved when Susan leaned over and said, "Hey, after the show I have a question about Desperate Housewives". That is why I LOVE Susan, I laugh. Chrissy and I enjoyed our evening together, we enjoyed our time with the girls, and we are especially thankful to Big Daddy who held down the fort while she was away! Now I'm ready for our girls weekend!

P.S. STEPH UPDATE! She found out this afternoon just hours before her appointment to get her heavy duty shot that keeps her counts up so she can have chemo--cancelled!
Why? They said she no longer needed this shot because of that one chemo that they removed from her RX. She said she wondered about the shots because she has been feeling so good lately and wasn't sure she really needed them. So PRAISE that she no longer is getting that very expensive shot that makes her feel like that stuff that Levi leaves in his diaper! She just wished they would have told her before that last shot she took.........

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Real Mom's Rock!

In case you haven't heard, my kids attend the greatest preschool ever. I've mentioned before why I love it and just realized another reason why I wish they had a K-12 program. The moms. Every morning I smile and wave and chat with the best group of moms. They are all so funny and sweet, but most importantly...they are real. I don't ever feel judged or inadequate. Trust me, I have had my fair share of run ins with the "judgey mom" types. Not a fan. Our moms aren't afraid to share their stories even if it means admitting that they are not perfect. No one even made me feel bad for forgetting snack AGAIN for Cohen's class! Sheesh.

When I asked a mother on Tuesday if she REALLY put dirty socks and water in Anna's lunch, she replied with an honest and hilarious answer! "Ummm, yeah...I did!" Apparently as she was waiting in the car line to drop her two older girls off at elementary she was tidying up the car and put the stuff that didn't belong in a lunchbox that was left from the previous day. (Which I have done more times than I can count!) Unfortunately, she sent miss Anna to school with the sock filled lunchbox instead of the one with her lunch in it! She gave me permission to use this material on my blog to assure my readers that she wins the mother of the year award for the 2008-2009 school year. Your trophy is being polished and will be waiting at school tomorrow!

Today a mom of a little girl from another class stopped me on the way out and asked me which truck I drove. (She drives one exactly like mine.) She then confessed that she actually got in my truck a few days ago! She said she felt so bad. I laughed hysterically and then I was mortified!! I wonder how dirty my truck was that day? Chances are it was pretty bad. My truck smells like dirty feet and pineapple orchid. (It used to be cinnamon) With any luck, she only got a whiff of the pineapple orchid.

I love it.

Real moms rock.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Biblically Correct

I didn't watch the Miss USA pageant on Sunday evening. When I flipped on the TV this morning, I did hear Perez Hilton (celeb blogger extraordinaire) talking about it. He claims that Miss California cost herself the crown because of her answer to his question regarding same sex marriage. Here is her response...

During the show, Perez asked Carrie, "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same sex marriage. Do you think every state should follow suit? Why or why not?"

"Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. Um, we live in a land that you can choose same sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and in, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman," Carrie said to a mix of boos and applause. "No offense to anybody out there. But that's how I was raised and that's how I think that it should be between a man and a woman."

She was interviewed by Matt Lauer and did a fantastic job. She said that she made a choice to go with the Biblically correct answer, rather than the politically correct answer. She stood up for her beliefs and said she wouldn't change her answer if she was given the chance. It was refreshing to say the least.

Put the issue aside. I LOVED that she chose to give a REAL answer! Perez said she should have given a more PC and generic answer. Heaven forbid a woman be beautiful and have her own opinions and thoughts! Why even have a question and answer session if you want generic answers? I don't think anyone can say for certain whether it cost her the crown or not, but I'm sure it didn't help. I don't believe that a contestant in the Miss USA pageant has ever been it couldn't have been good! But BRAVO Miss California for giving a real honest answer.

As for Perez Hilton calling Miss California a "stupid B****", it did nothing for my opinion of him.