Sunday, June 28, 2009

The End of an Era...

The crib era, that is.

Five kids, one crib. One used crib, at that. more crib in this house. :)

Audrey is a big girl now. No more paci, no more pull ups, no more crib.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Mason is a very particular "dresser". He likes to wear what HE likes to wear...and that is ALL! He has only 2 pairs of shorts that he "agrees" with, and the shirts...well...

So yesterday, I told him to go get dressed. He was sooooooo super pleased with his choices. I, however, wasn't. But he DID NOT want to change.

I took a picture to document how "pretty" this outfit was. The pants were not only GIRL pants, but also about 3 sizes too small. The shirt, which was made at a Girl Scout Meeting, was a halloween shirt. Oh, and as a bonus, it was on backwards. He thought he "did good". (insert eye roll here). So, while taking his picture, baby sister Audrey was not pleased that he was getting this "attention". Lookie and see:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fathers Day 2009...

I love this picture. I love my Dad and I love my children's dad.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Just some swimming pics...

Summer Rocks!

Good Deed. . .

When: Today, Monday morning, 6:38 am.

Where: Quik Trip @ Gravois and Loughborough.

Mission: Get Frozen Cappuccino and Humungo Diet Pepsi to take with me to work.

Upon walking up to the front door of the above mentioned Quik Trip, there was a sudden barrage of people all descending to the doors at the very same time. Strangely enough, this happens everywhere I go. I notice a young lady drop a $20 bill onto the ground. She almost goes inside before I stop her, and say..."You just dropped $20". She stops. People walk around her to get inside. She turns and picks up her $20 bill. She says, "Well, that would have sucked".

I was informed later today by an informant, that the phrase, "Well, that would have sucked" is loosely translated into, "Oh My Gosh! Thank you so so much for telling me that, and not just keeping it for yourself! What an awesome good deed you just did."

Mission Good Deed accomplished.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Let's Go Red Wings!

Ok, I'm not really a die hard Red Wing fan. Back in the day where I had time to actually care about things, I was a die hard Blues fan. Jeff, from Hockeytown, falls in love with and marries a big Blues fan! It was a match made in heaven! We used to have a great time with trying to brainwash our children into stating they were a fan of the Blues..or the Red Wings. :)

Well, Jeff and I have been married for 13 years now. I do love hockey. The Blues have struggled to even make the playoffs, every year. I love how much Jeff loves his team, and I've grown to also have a soft spot in my heart of the Red Wings as well. In fact, unless and until the Blues do "something", I'm going to put a smile on and say "Go Wings!"

The Red Wings are ONE win away from winning yet ANOTHER Stanley Cup Championship! And if any city deserves some fun and great news such as another Stanley Cup win, it is Detroit. Unless you live under a rock (in which case, lucky you!!!) you know that Detroit has been slammed head first by the economy meltdown. Pretty much all of Jeff's family is in Detroit or other parts of Michigan, and we know all too well of the devastation and ilth of the way of the world there right now.

So here is where I give my husband BIG PROPS for wearing his Red Wings jersey last night at our church picnic. Countless people were heard randomly shouting "Red Wings SUCK!". Nice at a church event, eh? Granted, there is a long standing rivalry between the Red Wings and and the Blues, but come on. But he just smiles and grits his teeth. When we were walking home from the event, however, there was a small group of "young" people walking near us. I had to stomach listening to them talk about how they were going to go do "shots" of some sort of liquor somewhere. (if you know me, I loathe drunks....) But when they crossed over to the other side of the sidewalk, some doofus schmuck yells, "Red Wings SUCK!". Oh so original. *eye roll* Jeff kept his cool....but I yelled back for them to watch it, there were "little ears". (kids were walking with us).

So, stupid's just a jersey! It is not like Jeff, or any other person wearing a Red Wings item, is actually a player for the team. So keep your stupid mean idiotic comments to yourself.


And GO RED WINGS!!!!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Julianne in the Dugout...

The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic is so awesome. Last night, thanks to the WSRC, Jeff got to take Julianne to the St. Louis Cardinals game, and watch the batting practice from inside the Dugout. How cool is that!!!

Mr. Pujols himself...

The Dugout...

A view from the Dugout...

Julianne drinking PowerAde from the players coolers. I love this picture. :)

Julianne and Tony Larussa. (coach)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I lost...

A few weeks ago, I excitedly put my name on the ballot for the "Parish Advisory Board" for our school/parish. Just thinking about being on the board was thrilling to me. I yearn to be part of something important, something that involves the future and growth of our school and church.

There were only three of us on the ballot. Three. They were voting for TWO. So, 2 out of 3 would get a spot.

I lost. Go figure.

I'm pretty sure I would lose if it was me running against me. ugh.

Thank you for visiting my pity party. Please come again. :)