Middle School Orientation!

Last night was middle school orientation for our dd. It was nice to see the school and her classrooms. But dh and I had a big problem with the presentations. They really focused on pushing trades instead of college. They had a 10 minute video on how great trades are, how much money you can make, and that college is over rated. So why...

May 21, 2009

The “Buy Black” Movement

If you’re not familiar, read this. Basically, a black couple started an experiment to only shop from black store owners/businesses. I don’t mind that. Minorities typically support themselves and other minorities.  What bothers me is that it’s now a “movement.” A movement! Isn’t this what happened in the 1930’s in Germany when non-Jews weren’t allowed to shop at stores owned by Jews?? Most of...

May 19, 2009

Baby Shower

A friend at church is pregnant, due the first week of June. Our Girl’s Night group decided we would throw her a diaper shower, complete with big diaper cake. We thought of this back in January or February. Someone else (that doesn’t come to Girl’s Night ‘cuz she chooses not to, not b/c she’s not been invited) threw her one before ours. So today...

May 16, 2009


Everyone knows I have 2 little boys at home all day. Dean will be turning ONE in a few weeks and Pierce will be 4 in July. This leaves me with limited time on the computer each day. And unfortunately I’ve been distracted by Facebook. Which is why I haven’t been doing my duty upkeeping this blog like I had in the past.  If...

May 15, 2009

Zoo Trip

Our zoo trip was so fun! It’s a 2 hour drive to get there and the boys did fine. Gab sat between them and helped them with snacks and drinks so they kept occupied.  Once we were there, Dean did wonderfully in the stroller. Pierce sat on his dad’s shoulders most of the day. He liked the elephants best, surprisingly. I thought he’d go...

May 11, 2009

They Might Keep Us.

Tomorrow (Saturday) we’re off to the National Zoo in D.C. for the day. Paul asked me what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day and this was my activity of choice.  Mother’s Day, to me, is a day to celebrate being a mom so I like to do family stuff instead of  “just me” stuff. Not that I would object to babysitting coupons or...

May 8, 2009

New Cut & Color!!

Yesterday I had my highly anticipated appointment at my favorite salon. I wanted to lighten it up a bit and get some fun new color in for summer and my stylist did a great job! She razored the top layers shorter, keeping the long layers.  Then she put in some nice blonde streaks and some nice coppery-red highlights. So my hair is now brown,...

May 6, 2009

So Much Rain!!

We’ve had a lot of rain the last few days. And it’s supposed to continue through Wednesday. We’ve been issued a severe weather alert for “flooding of small streams.” I think, at this point, that includes our driveway. Standing water everywhere. Not that I’m complaining. I love the rain. I park my car under a tree that birds happen to like. Which means they...

May 4, 2009

New Swimsuit!!

I’m so excited…I went out and got a new swimsuit! So I thought I’d show it off and show you a pic of me! I just hope it doesn’t make my butt look too big. Enjoy!!

April 30, 2009