Sunday, October 31, 2010


Since it's Halloween, and I'm snuggling with a traumatized two year old who hates masks (ie most boys), I thought I'd share some things that scare me....
(and yes this is tongue in cheek)

1. Men in tank tops. Eeeeeek! Unless you are Hulk Hogan, don't do it. Ever.

2. Phil Spector....enough said

3. Donald Trump's hair. How can you be a bazillionaire and have such odd hair?
4. Beef Carpaccio or any other raw meat 'delicacy.' Ewwww.

5. The Teletubbies....have you watched that show? Seriously frightening!
And that's all the fear and fright I can handle for one night. Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blooper of the Day

and yes...I did it.

To set it up, we are talking about the Roaring Twenties in history. We had gone through everything, and the next topic was the know the jazz age. I mentioned George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. I mentioned that one of the was a famous pianist. That got the boys laughing. And then they kept saying it.
I looked at a boy--knowing in my head to say give it up--but I said, "Grow it up!"

Yes me. I told a boy talking about a pianist (use the mind of a fifteen year old to have it sound different) and then imagine the class's reaction to hear grow it up.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

quick date night

Thad and I actually got two and a half hours to ourselves tonight! I think the last time we went out to dinner alone (other than our trip to Vegas) was for our anniversary. How sad! My mom and dad watched our kids.
We went to Red Lobster, ate too much, had drinks (okay I only had one), and then ran a few errands.
We don't do it enough, but time rarely permits us to get away. It was fun. It was nice. It was relaxing.....
So maybe we'll do it again in another five or six months...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Today Thad and I wento to conferences for Ryan, Kate, and Olivia. I was reminded early on that our children really are a product of their parents.

Ryan's conferences went well. He is a very bright kid who is quite social. My parents used to come home from conferences telling me that my teachers said I was social (read: talks a lot).
I see a lot of other similarities between Ryan and me. Ryan is private. Believe it or not, for as much as I talk, I keep a lot to myself. (I know hard for you to grasp) He seems to have an easier time being himself around his friends than his family.
Ryan perplexes me almost daily, but more often that not I find myself thinking, "I so get him." It's difficult to explain....
Friends are Ryan's world. Mine were too. Family comes in handy either a)when he's bored or b) when he's grounded.
I could write a book about Ryan, but hey, this post was intended to be more about Kate.

Kate's conferences also went well. She is also very bright and incredibly sweet. I discussed my concern over her flightiness. As we described things Kate does (or doesn't do), her teacher said, "Based on what you're telling me, she seems to not be too concerned with closure. Does she leave cupboards or drawers open?" Thad looked at me (hello I am the SAME way), and said, "Oh yes she does that."
It hit me today that maybe I'm flighty. I like to think of myself as a disorganized organized person, but lately I'm becoming straight up distracted. Kate and I are both messy people. We care about how we present ourselves, but our surroundings are rather....chaotic.
I wouldn't say I am as flighty as Kate, but like my dad always says, "She comes by it honestly."

Liv's conferences were good too. Her handwriting is atrocious as is her coloring, but she's a young five. She also doesn't seem to care about coloring within the lines. What a change it is going from a fifth grader's conferences to a kindergartner's.
Olivia gets from me her rather outgoing/though exterior. Beneath that, we are both incredibly sensitive. She, like her mama, can crumble rather easily.

Brady...who the heck knows. So far he is sweet, busy, and super friendly/happy. My mom says I was like that as a baby. Thad's mom says he was that way too.

All I know is that we can not create perfect children. When they are the genetic combination of their mother and father, anything can happen. Hekc with the genetics my kids have, they very well may be screwed!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What can I say?

Better late than never right? We've been a little busy...

And it's only gotten worse over the last couple of weeks. No wonder I plan my vacations for months on end!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Why not?

Share...USING ONLY ONE WORD! It's not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? - here
2. Your significant other? - cranky
3. Your hair? - up
4. Your mother? - thougtful
5. Your father? - giving
6. Your favorite? - sleep
7. Your dream last night? - interesting
8. Your favorite drink? - watfee!
9. What room you are in? - kitchen
11. Your hobby? - thinking
12. Your fear? - loss
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? - family
14. Where were you last night? - Bennigans
15. Something that you aren't? - negative
16. Muffins? - blueberry
17. Wish list item? - Millions
18. Where you grew up? - Moorhead
19. Last thing you did? - bathroom
20. What are you wearing? - jammies
21. Your TV? - off
22. Your pets? -gone
23. Friends? - awesome
24. Your life? -hectic
25. Your mood? - eh
26. Missing someone? - Yes
27. Car? - dirty
28. Something you're not wearing? - jewelry
29. Your favorite store? - Target
30. Your favorite color? - PINK
33. When is the last time you laughed? - tonight
34. Last time you cried? - Yesterday
35. One place that I go to over and over? - past
36. One person who emails me regularly? - jenny
38. My favorite place to eat? Lobster

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I saw this post last year. It was on another blog. I thought I would do it again, but keep my original answers. My new answers are in pink, because I love that color.
1. What is your current obsession?
Staying sane
Finding time for everything
2. What are you wearing today?
pink and white fleece pants, a pink shirt, and a pink fleece zip up
Jeans (we can do that when we have 7am meetings) and a coral t-shirt. It's neon day. This is as good as it gets.
3. What’s for dinner?

Tonight Kate, Olivia, Brady and I went to Grandma and Grandpa's for some M&H chicken after church.
That's a good question.
4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Does bill paying count?
Nike yoga pants to wear to school yesterday for "twin" day. I wore an old ugly football jersey.
5. What are you listening to right now?
Nothing! Brady is asleep...
Papers rustling.
6. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Florida or California
Anywhere beautiful with my friends and family.
7. What is one thing you want to change about yourself?
I wish I could be WAY more organized
One thing? Ha! Still want to be organized, I would like a few lifts, enhancements, and tucks too.
I wish I had thicker skin.
I wish I didn't over worry about everything.
8. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Las Vegas!
9. Which language do you want to learn?
The language where my kids would listen the first time I said something
Same as last year's answer
10. What’s your favorite quote?
We choose happiness when happiness is actually a choice (or something like that)
Not at the table Carlos!
11. Would you cook for me?
If you don't mind basic food
I would do most anything for anyone.
12. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
I guess I avoid them
Stay far away from them...or talk it out.
13. What are you afraid of the most?
My children suffering. And vomit.
14. Who do you want to meet right now?
A live in organizer/house cleaner
I want to meet....screw it, same answer as last year.
15. What is your favorite color?
16. Give us 3 styling tips that work for you.
If I had one that I felt I was good at I would share. Too bad I have none.
Sorry people. Some things never change.
17. What is your dream job?
I have it, BUT I sure wish I could decorate cakes professionally
I would love to be paid to travel and write about it.
18. What’s your favorite magazine?
Entertainment: People/US Weekly
Beauty: Glamour
Inspiration: O
Life: Good Housekeeping
19. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
A bill
A massage
20. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
pinned jeans
When boys here dress up for a sporting event yet wear sports sock.
21. Who, according to you, is the most over-rated writer?
No clue
I don't know, but I sure think Judy Blume is an amazing writer.
22. What brings a smile on your face instantly?
Funny comments that my kids make. Brady
Any good memory. I am terribly nostalgic.
23. What is one word that you say a lot?

Ryan! Kate! Olivia! Brady!
24. What kind of haircut do you prefer?
Whatever compliments someone's face
25. What are you going to do after this?
I think I will take off my toe and nail polish, take a bath, and attempt to primp myself
Correct stuff
26. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Become a hermit
Withdraw into myself
27. What makes you go wild?
Black jack tables in Las Vegas--especially when I get to see one of my favorite dealers.
28. What are your favorite movies?
Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Rocky IV, Wedding Singer, Hangover, and anything else that doesn't require 100% of my attention
29. What inspires you?
Children who refuse to let illness knock them down for too long. People in general inspire me.
People who choose to enjoy life rather than complain about it.
30. What do your friends call you most commonly?
Bonnie, Bon, Bon Bon
I'll go with teacher nicknames: Mainly Staff and B-Staff, but I've heard them all. The boys like to try and call me Bonnie. Lame!
31. Would you prefer coffee or tea?
Coffee! But I do enjoy a nice cup of green tea too.
Coffee all the way
32. Which other blogs do you love visiting?
Too many to list.
The ones written by my friends...
33. What is your favorite dessert/sweet?
A good cake/frosting
The best one I had all year was in Vegas at Fatburger: peanut butter smores.
34. How many tabs are turned on in your browser right now?
I just have about 20 different things up.
35. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
I didn't look in the mirror.
36. What is your favorite season?
Summer. I love warm weather
37. What is one wish that you really want to see come true?
That everyone is treated equally no matter their income, skin color, sexual preference, etc.
38. What breaks your heart?
People who are cruel to others just for the sake of being cruel
39. What's one thing you really want to do in life?
Travel more
See the world