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Back to the Future

I'm back in my nice comfy wifi enabled home. Ahhh….

My little family just took a 6 day vacation to my parent's house. They took a trip to Chicago and so we spent the week at their beautiful house. It's my grandmother's old home and I just adore it. There's a gorgeous pool in the backyard that overlooks a resaca (a man made river of sorts) and it's right on the golf course. To make it even more ideal, my parents stocked their freezer for us. Popsicles. Ice cream. Yummy food. Heaven?

It was a wonderful, relaxing trip. South Padre Island is only 30 minutes from my parent's house, so we spent a day there as well. The girls LOVED playing in the ocean and making "drip" sand castles. On our way back home to Waco, we stopped by Sea World in San Antonio and spent a few hours in the "Lost Lagoon" water park. The girls were exhausted by the time we got back in the car and slept soundly the rest of the drive home.

It's funny how "vacations" can completely wear you out isn't it? 

Well, that's a summary of the good part of our vacation. I'll share some stories about the bad and ugly parts of our vacation tomorrow after I've recupperated.

Do you have a favorite vacation?  


You Can Say You “Knew Me When”

I am going to be the coolest mom at playgroup this week.

I realized that I use the word "cool" too much. I'd like to replace that "last millenium" adjective with a better one. I'm taking suggestions. Please help my vocabulary.


Random Post: Why I’m Weird and the World Cup

I'm a rather weird girl. Here are a few reasons why:

Continue reading ‘Random Post: Why I’m Weird and the World Cup’


A Post From the Prehistoric Era

I'm at my parent's house and their internet connection has been acting up the past few days. Since I haven't been able to read my blogs or email I've had to do weird, old fashioned things like read the newspaper (apparently, in the old days, this is how people got their news), communicate with people via phone, and wonder indefinitely about the various, random questions that pop into my head because I cannot access Google for the answers.

While I miss my e-friends and I'm going through some internet withdrawals, I've rather enjoyed this visit to Prehistoric times. It's made me appreciate the simple things in life…

Like watching birds and enjoying the breeze and the warm sun. 

And free, reliable wifi.

Hopefully, I'll be back to full blogging power soon. Please stay tuned.

Here's a question to keep you busy:

What is your favorite book and why?


I’m Still Alive…and I’m Still Cool

We had a joint birthday party for my preschool aged daughters yesterday. There were over 50 people in our little house and half of them were 5 years or younger. Actually, most of the party was in the backyard and it was INSANE! We had a bounce house, a couple blow up pools, a sandbox, a swingset and a bubble machine. Aw yeah. We can throw a party.

Getting ready for the party was pretty hectic. Over 60 people rsvp'd and we were stressing about how it would all work. We felt like we were planning an Oscar party. My sister-in-law and I even made "Event Staff" t-shirts for us and my husband got an "Event Security" shirt. We also made a logo for the party that appears below "Event Staff." We thought we were pretty cool. There will be NO denim applique jumpers for this suburban stay at home soccer mom, thank you. Free Image Hosting at

Are you shocked that I've actually posted a picture? I don't know what's come over me. It must be the sugar high.


Resorting to a Higher Power…

The other day my 3 year old was in her room taking her nap. Just before she fell asleep, her pillow fell off the bed and onto the floor. For some reason she didn’t want to get down and get it, so she said loudly, “Mommy, can you get my pillow?”

Assuming that this was just another ploy to put off her nap, I continued with what I was doing. (Surely something highly productive like laundry, mopping or dishes. I mean I wasn’t on my computer or anything.)

Realizing that I wasn’t going to acquiesce, she then yelled, “Daddy, will get my pillow for me?” My husband works from home and his office is right next to her room so she could hear him and she knew he was in there. However, he held just as firm as I and stayed in his office.

What he heard next, though, sent him nearly running out of his office with a huge grin on his face searching for me.

Apparently, since neither her Mother nor Father were going to help her, she resorted to a higher power as is evident by her next plea,” God, will you help me get my pillow?”


Dental Update / Birthday Bash

O.k. So, my dentist get's even better. Last night at 7:50pm he called just to make sure I was doing well and not having any problems.

I only had a couple fillings. Not major surgery or a root canal.

I'm really liking this dentist. If you happen to live in the Central Texas area, the office is called Stonewood Dental and it's in Robinson. (I'm not affiliated with this dentist, nor am I getting kickbacks for this promo. What kind of kickbacks would a dentist give anyway? Floss for life? Extra goody bags?)

This has to be one of the most trivial posts I've ever posted. I promise to write something more interesting next week. I imagine I'll have some good material, because we're throwing a big birthday party for our girls tomorrow. 

55 people are coming. 25 of them are preschoolers. We have a 1600sf house.
Yes, we are insane. 

Please pray it won't rain or we'll all be stuck inside like sardines with lots of slippery octopi and monkeys.