Thursday, February 28, 2008

I jumped on my mobile phone because I'm sexy and I do what I want

Pick the month you were born:

January-------I kicked
February------I loved
March--------I karate chopped
April----------I licked
May----------I jumped on
June----------I smelled
July-----------I did the Macarena With
August--------I had lunch with
September----I danced with
October-------I sang to
November-----I yelled at
December-----I ran over

Pick the day (number) you were born on:

1-- -----a birdbath
2-------a monster
3-------a phone
4-------a fork
5-------a snowman
6-------a gangster
7-------my mobile phone
8-------my dog
9-------my best friends' boyfriend
10-------my neighbor
11-------my science teacher
12------- a banana
13-------a fireman
14-------a stuffed animal
15-------a goat
16-------a pickle
17-------your mom
18-------a spoon
19------ - a smurf
20-------a baseball bat
21-------a ninja
22-------Chuck Norris
23-------a noodle
24-------a squirrel
25-------a football player
26-------my sister
27-------my brother
28-------an ipod
29-------a surfer
30-------a llama
31-------A homeless guy

Pick the color of shirt you are wearing:
White---------because I'm cool like that
Black---------because that's how I roll.
Pink-----------because I'm crazy.
Red-----------because the voices told me to.
Blue-----------because I'm sexy and I do what I want
Green---------because I think I need some serious help.
Purple---------because I'm AWESOME!
Gray----------because Big Bird said to and he's my leader.
Yellow--------because someone offered me 1,000,000 dollars
Orange--------because my family thinks I'm stupid anyway.
Brown---------because I can.
Other----------because I'm a Ninja!
None----------because I can't control myself!

Thought this was kind of fun ... what did you get?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Back home again

As I spent last weekend checking things off the "Christi does Raleigh" list that Paula and I had made over the years, I started writing a really clever blog entry listing all the "firsts" that I did on my trip. But once I got home and started writing them down, I realized how lame most of them were ... so I'll give you the top 3 firsts (besides meeting Paula's family and seeing her house and meeting Renee and kids and all that junk. ;) )

Last weekend marked the:
First time I've ever flown alone; I think even the first time I've ever traveled alone.
First time I've been to an Ikea. Now I know what all the hub bub is about.
First time I've eaten at chick-fil-a. I definitely have to check out the one that is supposedly tucked away in some secret location downtown here.

Of course the super-duper mega first was that I left Joel overnight. :)

I had a wonderful, perfect trip. Okay, I had some airline drama yesterday getting home, so that wasn't wonderful or perfect, but I did get a little bonus time with Paula and kids, which totally made up for it. Although then my super wonderful brother-in-law had to pick me up at the airport at 11:30 at night and drive me home on sheets of ice and then be back at the hospital for work at 8 AM. But my bonus time with Paula and the kids consisted of playing at the park and walking around the lake in 60 degree weather with the sun shining down on us, so ... yeah, it made up for it. Maybe not for Chris, but it did for me.

I am madly in love with Paula's family and house and I am quickly developing a major crush on North Carolina. I now understand what Adam means when he says he dreams to live somewhere with trees. And it makes me want to rethink our staying the Midwest and not moving East. Its nice to dream.

Overall the trip was the perfect "cure" for my funk. I feel like I'm in such a better place now. Although I could stand to be here with a bit less of the freaking coldness!!!! But spring is on its way ... right?

Friday, February 22, 2008

If the boy fits ...

pack him, right?! Oh, I'm going to miss my kiddos and my handsome hubby. But probably not the dogs. ;)
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Handing over my mommy gloves

In less than 24 hours I'll be handing over my "mommy gloves" to Adam while I go visit the Andrews family for the weekend. I have complete confidence that Adam can handle the kids ... whether the kids can handle Adam may be another story. ;) Please send good thoughts that we ALL have a good weekend so that I come home to as many children as I had when I left and so that someday I might be allowed off of "house arrest" again!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a picture of the super cute craft that we did for daycare this morning ... in case you can't read it, it says "Thumb-body loves you ... and that thumb-body is ME!". And the white "smudges" are thumb prints (you try getting good thumb prints out of a one year old! Or three year olds for that matter). But anyway, I think they turned out pretty cute.

And here's a picture of my gift from my fantastic, wonderful, creative, and clever husband ...

its a "plain" ticket aka plane ticket to go to North Carolina!
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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Leaving on a jet plane ...

I can't wait!!!

A Million Bucks

That's how I feel tonight. Like a million bucks. What a great change from the two bucks I normally feel like!

This morning Angie and I went to SupperThyme USA for the first time. We both absolutely loved it. I was surprised at how simple their recipes were. From all the rave reviews I had heard I expected secret recipes and top secret ingredients, but everything was pretty simple. I loved having all the stuff right in front of us; all the bowls and utensils right there, and best of all ... after we made a mess making the stuff ... we just walk away and someone cleans up after us. Its like being a toddler! :P It was so relaxing to not have to run around the kitchen looking for this or that and pulling things out of the fridge and out of the pantry and out of the spice cupboard and then spend hours loading the dishwasher or washing dishes. Tonight we made Chicken Cordon Bleu for dinner and I was really impressed with it. After loading up our meals, Angie and I went to Subway for lunch. It was fantastic getting to spend some one on one time with her because it had been far too long.

Once I got home I was feeling so upbeat and accomplished that I decided to venture into the basement. *insert foreboding music* For several months I had just been tossing stuff down the stairs, the Christmas decorations were still just shoved into piles, party supplies were strewn from one side to the other as I prepped for Joel's birthday, and kids clothes/toys were overtaking at least 1/2. It was a jungle in there. I made SO much progress. You can actually see the floor, things are organized and put away and I even started a good sized garage sale pile for the sale in June. Plus you can actually WALK around down there! Or at least in the area that isn't covered with Adam's tools/gadgets/electronics stuff, etc ... I'll leave that for him. Or for the garbage men. ;)

Now the kids are in bed, Adam is at Eric's for movie night with the guys, so I think I'll go find myself a yummy snack and head to bed to watch some silly, lovey dovey, chick flick.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Birthday pictures

We had a BIG birthday weekend at our house last weekend. The festivies started with a family/friend party at our house on Saturday afternoon, followed by a super bowl/birthday party at Becca and Jim's on Sunday!

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Joel's first ...

poker game.

The burning question ~ "Now if I *fill* my diaper does it count as one article of clothing or two?"

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