Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Groupon Fail

Take a minute. Pay close attention to the picture.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

According to Brinna

Elbows are for bending.

Noses are for God Bless Youing (sneezing).

Mouths are for eating.

Ears are for whispering.

Eyes are for glasses.

Knees are for band aids.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Thank you

As we were leaving our local Relay For Life event I snapped this picture.

It's a perfectly beautiful sky on a day that was anything but. It was rainy and cloudy most of the day.

I couldn't help but wonder if it was a message from those that have been taken from us too soon by cancer. Maybe it was their way of saying "Thank You."

Thank you for remembering us, for advocating in our memories, for picking up the fight for a cure after we were no longer able to.

And to them I say Thank You.

Thank you for being a part of our lives, for showing is what courage is and for giving us the strength to fight in your honor.

Cancer sucks. Cancer sucks hard. The people that I know that have battled cancer are amazing, even if they lost their battle.

Thank you to all of the folks that work tirelessly on events like Relay For Life. Your dedication is amazing.

To the survivors, BRAVO! You have fought and won. May your days be filled with health and happiness.

If you're fighting cancer now, don't give up! You can and will win!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mommy's Law

I know you've heard of Murphy's Law. In this house we experience Mommy's Law.

Here are a few examples

1) On days when we have to get up early both kids want to sleep in. On my day off they're up at 6:00.

2) Brinna rarely naps....except when we have to be some where, then she falls asleep 10 minutes before we have to leave.

3) The kids can never find their shoes when we're running late. Even if they just had them a minute ago.

4) The kids never want a drink or snack until we're out in public with out one.

5) They pick up the toys just fine at the babysitter's, but the mere mention of clean up will elicit hour long temper tantrums when at home.

6) Nobody needs anything until I try to do something alone (like go to the bathroom).

7) Nobody ever needs to use the bathroom until I'm in it. Then suddenly everyone in the house needs it. Even Brinna who still wears diapers.

Monday, April 16, 2012

What did I just do?!!

After months upon months of agonizing and praying, I finally submitted my application to grad school. GRAD SCHOOL!!!! It might not seem like a big deal to anyone else but me, but to me it's a HUGE MEGA DEAL! When I got started college my whole intention was to get my bachelors, then my Masters, then my Doctorate. Well, after 5 years of school for my undergrad I was done. My GPA wasn't high enough to get accepted into the Master's program and Bowling Green State University. I would have had to take an extra year of classes just to get my GPA up. I wasn't interested in doing that. So, I made the choice to be done with school. Even at that point I thought maybe I would take a  year off and go back eventually. Well, it's been 11 years.

I started thinking about furthering my education awhile ago. I might have even written a post about it. I could go look, but my brain is sort of fried right now. ;) A few months ago I decided to go ahead and apply. I figured no harm. Then I realized the application required an essay. I should have known that, but for some reason it really threw me for a loop. It was the standard "Where do you see yourself in 5 years and why do you want a degree from us." I don't know why it threw me so much, but it did. You see, I don't have a 5 year plan. For some reason "Be a good Christian, wife and mother, have a decent job, be able to pay the bills and have a little extra" didn't seem to fit into what they wanted. And they needed 500 words?! So, I spent the last few months trying to come up with a 5 year plan. I researched what types of jobs I would be good at. I researched which graduate degree would best fit those jobs. And 5 year plan. I saw a bunch of careers I would be really good at. A bunch of careers I would be more than qualified for with a MBA. So, I went with that theme. I did all the revising I could do (with a little help from a friend) and hit the submit button.

And now I wait.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Then This Happens

Ben and I often talk about moving. We talk about how nice it would be to be closer to the grocery store, his work, and pizza. I really miss pizza delivery.

Then we get a perfect day. The one where the sky is blue, the sun is shining, the light breeze ruffles your hair. And I remember why we live in the country.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I'm big stuff

You may remember my friend Ashley from the guest post she wrote for me awhile back.

I was lucky enough to meet her when Adelae was just a baby. We were part of a message board for moms with kids born in Feb 2007. We've actually met a few times, so I know she's not some creepy internet stalker and she's a real person. And I love her. We might not see each other all the time, but we do keep in touch via Facebook several times a day.

About a year ago Ashley decided she was going to take her love of blogging to the next level. She started doing product reviews in addition to her regular blogging. She hit a snag when she realized that she could only review toys and clothes geared toward boys. Naturally, due to my awesomeness, she asked if I would be interested in helping her do reviews. And, since I don't have enough to keep me busy, I said yes! (I won't like the prospect of free stuff didn't hurt.)

So, you can occasionally find my reviews on her blog And The Little Ones Too. While you're there reading my introduction post, look around her blog. She has some giveaways open right now that I'm sure some of you would love.