Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ladies Night!

oh yes it's ladies night 
and the feelings right 
oh yes it's ladies night 
oh what a night

That's right, last night was ladies night! Or "girl's night out" as we like to call it.

Last night I went out with some of my friends to see Sex in the City 2. Am I all that excited about seeing the movie?

Not really.

It was pretty funny though. I never really watched the series, but I have gone and watched both of the movies... go figure!  (The first one I went and saw with one of my sisters while Sean took all of the kids to see a different movie. There's no way in the world he would sit at home and watch it with me let alone to pay for it at the theater. I have to watch most chick-flicks by myself.)

I was mostly looking forward to hanging out with some wonderful women, though. There ending up being around 12 of us that went to see the movie and a few less that went dancing afterwards. We had a fabulous time!

 It's been since before Kaitlan was born that I've been out on the town with friends and no kids or husband. So it's been at least 2 years. I was so excited that I forgot to even ask what time the movie was starting and almost the house an hour and a half early!

The movie was cute and I ate a salad. It was a pretty good salad for a movie theater.

Us ladies leaving the theater. We had already lost a couple of the girls by then.
I need to lift some weights or something! Guess I should've put my hand on my hip too.

All in all we had a great night! I wish I had some of the pics from us dancing, but I didn't have a camera and no one has sent me any yet.

Is anyone of you looking forward to seeing Sex and the City 2? Have you already seen it?


Getting to know YOU!

I haven't really even been on the computer all that much here lately when it comes Sunday, but today I was so I decided to get back into Keely's Sunday funday blog carnival Getting to know YOU over at MannLand5. If you would like to play along, then copy the questions and make sure you go back to Keely's to link up as well as see everyone else's posts.

1.  Have you ever snooped around someone else's house?

2. Can guys and girls be friends? ( thanks

3. Can you curl your tongue?

4. Have you ever stolen anything?

5. Would you rather talk on the phone or text?

6. Memorial Day plans?

7. What do you do to relax?

8. Do you do anything to honor those that have died fighting for our freedom?

1. Have you ever snooped around someone else's house?

I'm sure I have before. Family of course. I know I do when I'm at my mom's and sister's houses.

2. Can guys and girls be friends?

I do believe that they can. Not all guys or all girls, though. I have had guy friends that were great. I have had guy friends that ended up having ulterior motives. I think that is actually the case a lot of the time. Just not always.

3. Can you curl your tongue?

I can't curl it up like a taco, but I can "make it dance"! I don't know what else to call it and I don't really know how to explain it either. Just think of a belly dancer's belly rolling. There we go! I can roll my tongue! From back to front.

4. Have you ever stolen anything?

I have to be truthful and say yes. Even if it was not actually myself who held the items and walked out, I was there and I knew it was happening.

5. Would you rather talk on the phone or text?

I am totally a texter! I'll answer the phone, but if I miss your call and you send me a text, I'll return the text rather than call. One of my sisters is even worse than myself. You can call her and she'll look at the phone and ignore it. Text her right after that and she'll respond. I've seen her do it.

6. Memorial Day Plans?

We usually would have a bbq or go to Oklahoma for a family reunion (my mom's family) or do both. Yeah, we do both. My side and his.

This year my kids have to go to school on actual Memorial Day (I know, right?!)
It's a snow day makeup day so their having their field day then. We'll be at the elementary school with Raiden this year having a good time watching the kids.

7. What do you do to relax?

I just love to sit down and watch t.v. with a good glass of wine.

8. Do you do anything to honor those that have died fighting for our freedom?

Can't really say I do. I wish I did, though. I do talk to the kids about it, though. We have some family members who are veterans and I just think it is important that our children know what the "holiday" is all about.

Now it's your turn. I know I'm getting mine in late on Sunday, but you can still get in on the fun if you'd like.

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Five Question Friday

Here lately I've been trying to make an effort to get back into blogging more often. I know that means that I may not have a post everyday. I'm okay with that. I also know that it means that I get to play along with others fun blog carnivals! I'm getting back into the swing of things over at My Little Life today. I'm gonna let Mama M take it from here and then I'll answer her questions. Here goes!

Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then c'mon back to link up! If it floats your boat, you can even grab the blog hop code! I would love it if you'd link back to me, Mama M., but that's not a requirement! ;)

If you don't have a blog, but want to play along...feel free to answer the questions in the comments of my blog, or any blog along the way! And remember, the linky is always open til Sunday any of you who are late to the game, can still play along! (Aren't I thoughtful?!!)

Questions for Friday, May 28th: (Special thanks to Lorilynne, Erin, Sandy, Kyrsten, andRenee for their question suggestions! If YOU wanna be linked in a future 5QF, c'mon over here, to my community and offer up your best question suggestions!)

1. Is there something you've always wanted to try but just can't muster up the courage to actually do yet?

2. If you had $100 handed to you in cash without your significant other knowing about it, what would you spend it on?

3. What was your favorite piece of playground equipment as a child?

4. Do you prefer a sweet or hearty breakfast?

5. Are you a Neat Freak or a Messy Bessy?

Now it's my turn again! Here are my answers:

1. Ugh, I don't know about this one! I can't really think of anything. I'm sure I'll read someone elses answer when I'm done and totally have an "oh yeah" moment.

2. This one is not nearly as hard. If I had $100 cash handed to me without Sean knowing, I would most likely spend it on the kids or go buy myself a cute dress or shoes or something. I'm not a big shopper, but I do like to buy myself a little sumthin-sumthin every now and then.

3. I remember playing on the merry-go-round when I was in grade school and liking that. I also used to looove to play on the ring thingies like the ones that they have inside gymnasiums with real gymnasts in them. But that was at the city park, not at school. I used to pretend I was a gymnast. Either I didn't show interest in joining or the fact that my parents weren't exactly loaded kept me from actually joining gymnastics. I was a tiny little thing and pretty flexible so I probably would have been awesome at it. Oh well!

4. I prefer a breakfast that will fill me up. Give me some eggs and potatoes, beans, tortillas, bacon, salsa... now I'm getting really hungry. I better move this along.

5. I'm somewhere in between. I have some weird organizational tendencies but I don't keep things as spotless as I'd like. In fact, right now my house is a disaster area! 

Now I have the ol' hubster in there yelling at me to get off of this thing so I better get. Whew! Got things done just in time. So go ahead and click on over to Mama M's where she did her answers vloggy style! Fun!! If you wanna play link up or just answer in the comments if you'd like. Everyone have a wonderful weekend and keep all of our veterans and current soldiers in your mind and in you heart over this Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

National Missing Children's Day

All of us have heard the news broadcasts.

We have all been driving in our cars, enjoying our day when we hear an Amber Alert over the airwaves.

As a parent and a caring human being in general, these things break my heart. I'm sure many of you feel the same way.

This morning while perusing through the news stories on my home page, I came across one story of a little boy that disappeared 31 years ago never to be heard from again. On May 25, 1979, six year old Etan Patz walked from his lower Manhattan home to a bus stop two blocks away while on his way to school. His abduction sparked national attention on the problem of and the lack of plans addressing child abduction. His face would become the first to be put on a milk carton and his case would turn May 25 into National Missing Children's Day.

Another high-profile missing child case came in July of 1981. Six year old Adam Walsh went missing from a shopping mall in Florida. His parents were disappointed to find that there was no protocol on neither a state or federal level to help them in the frantic search for their son. We know, of course, that his disappearance lead his father, John Walsh, to start the t.v. show America's Most Wanted.

These events, as well as a three year long spree between June of 1979 and May of 1981 that consisted of the killing of 29 adolescent children in Atlanta, Georgia, led to the exposure of the flaws in the handling of child abduction cases.

Now, I don't know about you, but this is one of my biggest fears for my own children. It is always in the back of my mind when we are in a busy public place. Call me paranoid, but I don't really even let my older kids play in our own front yard without checking on them constantly. And they're 12 and 9!

I wish I would have realized that National Missing Children's Day was actually two days ago because I would have written this post then. Regardless of what the date on the calendar is, I urge you to pay attention to those Amber Alerts from all over the country.

Check the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children board featured at your local Wal-Mart or anywhere else they may be posted.

Check their website occasionally as well.

Our children are our future.

There is no future without them.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Utter Frustration!!!

Last night we had an advancement ceremony for our Cub Scouts. Our boys are just so stinkin cute that I can't stand it! My complete and utter frustration comes from the fact that I couldn't hardly get a decent picture no matter what setting I put my camera on. I know Kodak makes quality products and I know I'm not that bad of a photographer, but these are just ridiculous! I mean, check this out:

These are the best shots I got of my own son. Unless you count the ones of the back of his head.

Granted he was a little closer and the lighting may be a bit better than it was on stage, but still....

It didn't seem to matter what setting I put the camera on or how steady I thought I was holding, the pictures would turn out crappy. Makes for a very disappointed mommy.

This one ^ was with the flash on... at least it isn't blurry!

Mr. Serious was a quite blurry, too.

I got a fairly decent picture of Logan here.
And here's Cody in all his blurry glory. I just wish I would have gotten the shot of him bowing when everyone clapped for him. Too cute!

Shawn and Sean got plaques that Nancy made all by herself (woot woot, gettin crafty wit it! hehe)

So I'm thinking it's high time for a new camera. We'll just have to see what Dad says about that one though.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Random Junk

There's this little game thingy that I've seen on Facebook where in your notes section you write out 25 facts about yourself that others may or may not know about you. Then you tag 25 people including the one who tagged you and try to get them to play along. I'm not going to tag anyone, but I thought I'd lift the idea and share 25 facts about myself that you may, but most likely do not know about me. So here goes!

1. I still think I'm 17 and skinny most of the time. Then reality usually kicks me square in the pants!

2. I love organization, but hate doing the organizing.

3. I wish I could be a race car driver. Sometimes I pretend I am. It's my dream job.

4. I tell my husband that I hate country music when I in fact don't mind it as much as he thinks.

5. I am never satisfied with myself.

6. My husband and children are the reason I wake up in the morning even when I already know that they are going to drive me to the nut house.

7. I sometimes miss living in Childress. (Did I just admit that?!)

8. I have 4 tattoos and want about 800 more. Okay, maybe not 800.

9. I have a weird thing with numbers. I prefer even numbers or multiples of five. Please don't leave the volume on 23... I will rip the remote out of your hand to move it up or down a notch.

10. I used to tell myself that I would never be so uncool as to own a minivan. One now sits in my driveway and I actually love it.

11. I have big plans in my head to build my dream house one of these days. A beautiful Victorian style home with a wrap around porch, a balcony or two, lots of windows and 4 big bedrooms.

12. I am a child of Christ, but don't always act like it. I am working on improving that, though.

13. I absolutely LOOOOVE soul food. I could eat it every single day of my life and not care how much padding I'd put on my hips.

14. I wish I could have a few more kiddos, but don't find it to be the financially responsible thing to do right now.

15. I hate my toenails. They wrap weird and become ingrown and that hurts.

16. I have the greatest intentions of sewing more often but let my computer get the best of me.

17. I love getting dirty. As in working and playing outside dirty.

18. My kids are forced (sometimes literally) to shower everyday except for Friday and Saturday. Then it just depends on whether or not they're dirty or stinky on those days. Sometimes I may not make them shower even if they are a little funky.

19. I don't really care for talking on the phone. I'd much rather have an hour long conversation through text so that I can keep munching on my snack and watching t.v. Makes sense, right?

20. I get upset with my kids for yelling at each other and fighting. I let them know by yelling at them from across the house.

21. I used to never walk out of my house to check the mail without putting on full makeup and at least somewhat fixing my hair. Nowadays I'm just happy to get a shower.

22. I am a bit of a hoarder. I have a thing for office supplies such as pens and pencils and things. I don't let my husband and kids use my "good" pens.

23. I want lots of animals. For my dream house in the country of course. I've always wanted a horse and would like to have some chickens, pigs, goats and what-not.

24. I try to get my kids to help more around the house. They attempt to help and then I step in to do it the right way. I'm getting better at letting go, though... baby steps.

25. I always put my husband and kids first to a point of neglecting myself. 

And there we have it. Some things are weird, some you may be able to relate to. Either way, these are just a few things that are all me!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Too Old?!?

This past weekend a friend of mine had some free tickets to the local Improv and offered two of them up to Sean and me. I mentioned it to Sean and he of course wanted to go.

I was nervous, though.

It's been a few years now since I've been out meaning that I haven't left my baby girl since she's been born. Yes, I know she 19 months old and I still have to be a wife first, but she's my baby!

Well we go but didn't end up taking the girls to their godparents (which would have meant us leaving them over night ~EEK!) since Uncle Jake was already at our house. That made me feel a little better being that I would be there later on in case Kaitlan woke up in the middle of the night.

So we went to the show with our friends and then to a bar to play pool after. I guess you can say that I was a little excited to be out of the house because I drank a daiquiri and 2 margaritas just during the comedy show!

And it was a 6 o'clock show.

I know, I know. The most I usually drink is 1 margarita at the Mexican restaurant we frequent or an occasional glass of wine after dinner.

After the Improv we went to a bar not too far to go play pool. Sounded great. It was great! I had a lot of fun with my friends and some others playing pool and shooting darts.

I decided to drink a beer now since I already had a good buzz. The beer was fine. It was the shots I received that kicked my butt, though!

One shot of something-or-another from the loser at darts.

Another shot, a Jager-bomb to be exact, from someone else. I don't know. It was handed to me and I took it!

I don't remember much after that.

I know that a couple of my friends took me outside to get some air. Next thing I remember is getting in my car and taking Tylenol that one friend shoved in my face.

All I can say is that God was definitely watching out for me that night! He allowed me to let loose as well as pay for it the next day.

Pretty much all day.

One unusual occurrence: Kaitlan slept all night long. In her own bed at that! She actually slept until after 10 o'clock.

See, I told you. He was watching out for me. She usually wakes up and gets in bed with us if she's even in her bed at all.

My husband, being the wonderful guy that he is, took it upon himself to hang out in the living room all day with the kids playing video games and watching cartoons. I just wish he'd-a done that on Mother's Day!

So now I'm thinking that I'm just too darn old for that kind of stuff. I had a great time, but I can't handle the alcohol anymore!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Times they are a-changing

If you've been here before, you may have noticed a few changes.

I've wanted to change the name, but I have a hard time drawing out any sort of creativity some times. Misadventures in Mommyhood sounded very much like my life. So voila! Got a new name.

I'm working on making a button, but having a hard time figuring out what I want. Yes, I'm super picky. I still don't have a clock on my family room wall because I can't find just the right one. I even took the one back that Sean and his mom got for me. It wasn't a gift, he got it just because, but it was the wrong color. You can't put a bronze clock (which was beautiful) in a room where all of the metal is brushed nickel.

Anyhoodles, I decided to take a nice break from bloggy land and see how I felt about it afterwards. It didn't kill me. I love blogging but I think I lost my reason behind blogging there for a while. It's all good, though and I hope to be able to write fairly regularly without neglecting my family and housework too much. Speaking of, it's time for lunch here so I'm out! Can't wait to get a chance to catch up on everyone else's writings!