Friday, October 29, 2010

5 Question Friday!!

Ok we have so much going on this weekend that I seriously think I might need to invest in a caffine drip..do they make those?!!  They totally should!! For real!!

I am glad that Friday is here finally and that the weekend is upon us but with everything going on it is going to be busy, hectic, crazy, fun, exciting, tiring, more fun and oh did I say crazy?!!!  DD2 has a book character parade today and so I will be going up to her school to help her get all dressed up as Angelina ballerina..pics to follow of course!!  Then once school is out for DD2 we will rush to the Pavilion to start setting up for the event we have going on tomorrow. Once we are all done with that then we will be rushing home to meet some dear friends and let the kiddos carve their pumpkins..woohooo!!  One of my favorite parts of Halloween!! I will be making caramel apples, some baked goods and cutting up celery..ohh so much fun for me!!

Then we wake up bright an early Saturday morning..when I say bright what I really mean is way before the sun comes up so crazy early really.  We are heading out to finish setting up the event, get the grills going and everything organized. The event goes until 2pm and then it is clean up time and rush back home to get the girls into their costumes and get our table set up outside. I am totally going overboard this year...just because I want to leave me alone...I am putting lights on a table to hand out candy and hot cocoa. It's pretty cold here and so I thought it might be nice for the kids as well as the adults. We will see how it all turns out..cross your fingers for me that we get a lot of traffic and don't end up with a ton of hot cocoa and candy left over!!
Once we have retired for the night then we will get up Sunday and go to breakfast and do some light housework and then we are headed to the theater to see Titanic.  Yes I said Titanic...are you jealous!! I am so excited and only hoping that DD2 is old enough now to enjoy it and sit quiet for the entire time..again crossing of fingers much appreciated!
Once that's all done then we are dinner, bath and bed and back to another week...OMG I am going to be exhausted by Monday!!!  Wish me luck!! :)




1. If you could be a fly on any wall, which would you choose?
Right now my answer has to be that I would be a fly on the wall at my mom's house. Although we talk pretty much every week I still wonder what really goes on there.

2. Do you budget your Christmas shopping or just get it done without budgeting?
Every year I save my receipts from everything I buy and then in February I start putting aside whatever amount each month to add up to what I spent the year before. It has worked out so great for us that I don't know that I will ever stop doing it!

3. What is the craziest fad diet you have ever done?
Ok so don't get all OMG on me but I once had a friend tell me that she went from fat to skinny and wow did she get skinny by taking laxatives. Now although everything in me said that was crazy, stupid and so bad for you yes, yes I tried it for half a day!  I thought I was going to die seriously and I never ever did that again! I never look at a toilet quiet the same either..trust me if it sounds crazy it probably is!!

4. Is there a TV show that you have seen every episode/season of?
Ummm I have to list them all?!!  Ok so I am a little behind on some shows since being overseas everything is pretty screwed up season wise and a lot of my favorite series we don't even get.....rude I say!!
Friends, Sienfeld, Beverly Hills 90210(the old one), Ghost Whisperer, Medium, and I could go on and on but I won't don't worry!!

5. What one song always pulls at your heart?
I think I have probably said this a ton of times before but seriously I ADORE Josh Groban and all his music. My absolute favorite song though and the one that makes me laugh, cry and want to listen to it again over and over is "February Song". You have to listen to it if you haven't already! Get the kleenex out and maybe a few pics of friends who have moved away or whom you have moved away from...get ready to let it all out!!!  sighhhhhh It makes me smile just thinking of the song!!
Ok so click that button up there and go get you some q and a on!!!


Have a fabulous weekend everyone and I can't wait to let you all know how our weekend went along with tons of pics!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bloggers and giveaways...

There are so many fabulous bloggers out there and I just can't tell you how much I adore them all!  Whether  I just enjoy hearing of their daily lives, checking out their recipes or getting real life advice they are all just simply adorable I tell ya!!

One blogger I recently discovered has this fabulous giveaway going on and although I would of course love to keep it a secret so I have a better chance to win I feel the need to share it with you for a few reasons.
The first reason being that I think everyone should follow this  fabulous lady. She truly is just adorable and her story is so uplifting it makes me smile every time I read her blog.
The second reason being that her giveaway is GORGEOUS!!!!!  I am totally buying one if I don't win it of course. :)

So please go check out HH and all her fabulousness along with get in on the giveaway!



I am off to go shopping downtown today!! Have a fabulous day everyone and I will see you all later!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kids today...

Well this morning I went up the elementary school to volunteer at DD2's class. They were having a Fall craft day and it just amazes me at all the fantastic things that kids do today. I have to admit I always get nervous when it comes to actually being in a room with more then 5 little kids at a time. It is a nerve racking for me. Needless to say it was fun to a point and then I dealt with some kids that really just shook me up.

For the most part it was so humbling to hear a majority of the kids having fun with everything and wanting to know if they could make extra crafts for their brother, sister, or mom or dad to take home. I just had to smile and say "of course you can!" Then you always have those kids who will try to take advantage or else just plain not listen to you and those are the ones that blow my  mind. To have a child say to you "I don't have to listen to you" or "I am not talking to you..duh"  Are you serious?!!  When exactly did it become ok to let your kids act like that?!  I can tell you in my house if you get sassy you will deal with the consequences of your actions and that is THAT!  I pray every day that what I have taught my girls will last them a life time and that not only will they listen to me when I tell them how to act or what to say but that they will also share that with their peers and be proud of it.
Not that I am trying to pat myself on the back but I truly take pride when I hear people say nice things about my girls. How they act or their manners they use is a reflection on me and how well I have managed to raise them up to this point. I swell with pride every time someone says to me "your kids are so well behaved" or "I love being around your kids because they are so good and it rubs off on my kids to be like that"!  Who wouldn't love to hear that?!!

I am definitely not one of those mothers who watches my kids act up and just ignores it or says "kids will be kids" because simply to me that is a line of boohockey!!  If you seriously think that it is ok to allow your child to be disrespectful towards anyone especially an adult then you have more serious issues then you even probably know you do.  It is not hard to teach good family values to your kids and now a days it seems to be harder and harder to come across. 

Yes I know I am ranting on and on and for those of you reading this with kids my only hope is that you stop and think about how your kids act and how you would expect them to act when they are not around you. If you have done your job as a parent then you will not hesitate even once and will probably agree with everything I have just said. If you, however, are one of those moms who thinks it is ok to let your kid act up or be disrespectful because they are "just being kids" then do us all a favor and WAKE THE HECK UP!!

If you do not get control of your kids now then the chances of you getting control of them when they are independent teenagers is going to be a whole other story.  I really do hope that anyone dealing with an unruly or disrespectful child will someday find whatever it is they need to find to help them and their child before it is too late. No one wants to think bad of their child but some parents truly do need a reality check when it comes to their little ones!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Catching up with photos, happenings and a feature presentation!!

Ok ok so I once again have to say so sorry for being gone from blogging for such a long time!  Apparently my life has decided that it really needs to be busier these days...who comes up with all this stuff right?!!  Anywho so I had promised you some pics of a few things I had picked up at the Holiday Bazaar that was held a few weeks ago right here in Heidelberg. I did get a lot of wine(for saving of course) and a few other things that I just had to have. I wasn't able to spend too much time at the bazaar, atleast not as much as I had wanted to, because Mr. M was working it and we all know how much kids love to shop with mom right....NOT!!!!  So only a few things were had and don't worry there is another bazaar coming up in Ktown and I WILL be there ready and able to shop some more.  Here are a few things I just had to have though..the first pic is of a Hazelnut liquor that would be just fabulous in coffee!! I loved it because the bottle is shaped like a violin..did you know that I used to play the violin?!! I actually would love to pick one up and see how much I remember or don't...probably more don't then remember in my case. :)



This was a wine that has cinnamon in it and it's Deeeeeeeelicious! I also loved the bottle because it is advent. You see you drink only down to the next day every day for advent...seriously how cool is that?!!















Do you see the numbers for advent?!!  Heck yeah it is going to be a great December!!












This is portugese pottery and I just fell in love with the design. It is a wine bottle holder with coaster. Are you sensing a theme about all my purchases? lol










This little square Italian pottery bowl literally spoke to me and I HAD to have it!!  You see it absolutely reminded me of our trip to Tuscany and the beautiful little cottage with all the green around it. Gorgeous!!






Ok so not only did I need another spoon rest but this one matched the bowl and I loved it!  Cute eh?!

















Yes I bought a few cases bottles of wine at the bazaar. The prices were a slight bit inflated but really after paying gas to go and find my favorite wines like I have been it was actually cheaper.  I am fully stocked for the next year hopfully!




Along with the things I bought I also won a few raffles. This is one thing that I really liked at the bazaar but not enough to buy it and then I won it..how fabulous is that?!!




This is actually a ceramic model of the Heidelberg bridge. Isn't it gorgeous?!!  Ignore the crazy looking gnome in the background..I guess I will explain him later.












The back side of the bridge..again gorgeous right?!!
It was really nice to win such a great raffle prize that will always remind me of our times here in Heidelberg and the fabulous bazaars that were put on each year.





Now part of the reason I was gone for so long was that Mr. M was having PRK surgery. He made it through just fine and other then some annoying side effects he is doing just fine now. Hopefully the side effects and blurry vision will end soon and he will be back to normal self. Until then I am actually enjoying having him around the house more..Yay for me!!

In addition to all that has gone on in my life my blogging life although it has been a little absent lately and not as consistent as I would like it to be has been great too!  I love to hear from others and really enjoy reading blogs daily. I will get back into that more and I do hope that you all will continue to follow me and all the craziness that is my life. I found a site recently and was very impressed with all the bloggers that were on it. I had spent some time looking around and found a few incredible bloggers right here in Europe with me..I love when that happens..for real!!!!

As a result I am not featured on the site with a lot of other super fabulous overseas bloggers!! Please go and check out the site and see some of these grand people for yourselves as well.




Featured Peru Germany on GO! Overseas



Ok so that is all I have for you today and keep coming back just because you know you love to see what craziness I have going on here!!

Ciao for now!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Out of town..or my mind....

I just wanted to stop by and let everyone know I am taking a short break from blogging. We are out of town for medical reasons and once we get back there will be some down time. I will be back to blogging as soon as I can. Try not to miss me too much..yeah yeah I know it is impossible because I am so lovable but try your hardest!!

Ciao for now!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sometimes we need a reminder of just what is really important in our lives..

Ok so I know I don't usually blog on the weekends..yupp I am a week day blogger and have far too fabulous a life to blog on the weekends..baahaahaaa!! Yeah right!!  Seriously though whenever I get a chance to spend time with my family I take full advantage with no distractions. Maybe it is due to the fact that through out my married life Mr. M has left us for long periods of time or maybe it is the fact of just being so absent in our families lives due to never living close enough to them to be any real part of anything going on with them. We have been through many hard times in our marriage and have made it through without so much as a dent. Honestly I think the hard times is what makes us stronger as unit. If we can make it through everything we have so far I think we will be just fine when anything hard comes up.

Ok ok I know you are thinking..oh great not another sentimental blah blah blog but there is a point to this. You see last week was a really hard week for me and my family. October 12th was the one year anniversary of my little brother's death and to say it was hard would not even begin to state it correctly. It was so hard for me that I could not even call my mom to see how she was doing until the next day. I knew she would be crying and I knew I would cry too and I really just wanted to make it through the day with out crying. Yeah it didn't work but nice try right?!  So I am telling you all of this for one reason and that is..
I received an email today and it made me laugh, cry and seriously reconsider some of the pettiness that has bugged me over the past year and decided to truly take the high road from now on and not only tell everyone how I feel but to never ever let anyone go a day without either hearing how fabulous I think they are or by my showing them with a small act of kindness. I really want to share this email with you and I truly do hope that each and every one of you will not only take it to heart but will also know that each and every word in this email I truly mean for all of you, your families and anyone close to you!
I would like to dedicate this blog to my dear sweet brother whom I will always love and miss terribly. Phil I love you and I hope you are at peace and know how much you are loved and missed!


One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore". No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute." Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say"I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage.....And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile
 can do. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow.

I LOVE YA
, A Ton!!!


 

Friday, October 15, 2010

5 Question Friday!!

I have been so busy this week and I am sorry to tell all of you that I have not yet had time to take pics of all the bazaar goodies let alone post them for you. I will get to it next week hopefully. Just think you have something to look forward to next week besides errands, cleaning, cooking, volunteering, raising kids..oh wait that's me!! Ok well you get the picture anyhow!




1. What is your favorite Halloween candy?
Ok I have to pick a favorite?!! I mean seriously there are not too many candies out there that I don't like..for real!!  I guess I would have to say one of my most favorites would be Reeses sticks!! Have you had them?!! O.M.G they are soooo good!! I just have to not buy them or else I will sit down and eat a whole bag without realizing it. Mmmmmmmm  they are good!!

2. Do you fold your socks?
I put the socks together and roll them I guess. Of course like most people our washing machine seems to eat socks so there is always an odd number but I can tell you this much...I am the ONLY one in this house allowed to sort socks!! Nothing irritates me more then going into my sock drawer only to find that Mr. M has given me either DD1's socks or a mixture of one of my socks with one of hers..arrrghhhhhhh!!!!

3. What is something that you wish you had been warned about?
Whoa nelly...ok so this week this is a toxic question for me actually! There are a few things that I wish someone had told me about in life but mostly it is the attitude of some people regarding rank in the military!!  I can not tell you how DISGUSTING I find some people who think that they are better then other due to their husband's rank..not THEIR rank but that which their husband wears and has earned!  Do I take some credit for Mr. M's rank..yupp because I was with him every step of the way and supported him in whatever way he needed but I personally wear no rank and could care less what rank anyone else's husband has. It does not make you who you are! I am friends with many different people and love them for who they are with no consideration to what rank their husband is. That my friends is how I think the world should be!! It is a shame though that some people out there still try to tear others down due to this fact and it truly ticks me off!!

4. What is the most significant difference between you and your significant other?
Ummmm ok seriously..he is a man and I am a woman!! Haha ok you all had to see that one coming right?!
Seriously though I would say that our biggest difference is that I am a total city girl and can't stand being in the country and he is a country boy(although I am slowly but surely changing him.yay city people!) If I can not get to a store or a mall within 10 minutes then I am too far from the city!

5. What are three words you would use to describe yourself? (And, just for fun...if your significant other is around, ask him/her what 3 words they would use to describe you!!)
Helpful
Honest
Fabulous

Hehe you know I love to help people out and am always eternally grateful to anyone to in turn helps me out or turns around and helps others out because of the help they received.
I see no reason to not be honest with every single person in your life! Why not?!
Of course you knew I was going to say that I am fabulous I mean after all I AM!!


Ok now all of you head on over to Mama M's and check out her page..she too is fabulous and then get your questions on!!!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and I will see you later!

Ciao for now!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PINT!!!!

Ok ok I know it has been a while but bear with me because I have been busy busy busy!!! For real!!! As soon as I get my act together and take some pics of all the lovely things I got at the bazaar this weekend I will definitely share them with you....swear..really!!!!




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Ok ya'll it's early and I am already tired..sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!  I will get pics taken today for you and get you all updated on the bazaar, the weekend and the upcoming events in my life soon I promise!!!

Have a great day everyone and don't forget to get your own post it notes up!!

Ciao for now!

Friday, October 8, 2010

5 Question Friday!!




It's Friday and that means it's time to copy those questions and get that brain working people!!!  I love seeing what the questions are each week and sometimes they really do get a little..uhhhh..wellll..ya know. Personal!!  Those are the best! Am I right?!!  Ok so here goes...

1. What do you listen to while driving?
Well considering I live in Germany but drive my lovely American truck and have the darndest time getting a radio station that doesn't go static every few minutes then I am constantly listening to cd's. I have some cds that I have burned and I have as many of the NOW cds as I can get my hands on these days! Anything I can belt out while driving is fabulous!! Yupp if you see me driving down the road and it looks like I am singing I probably am!! :)

2. What is your least favorite thing about Fall?
There is absolutely nothing I don't like about Fall!! The weather is not hot anymore and yet it is not cold or god forbid,.snowy!!! Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww I hate snow!!! I guess living in Southern Georgia for so long has definitely changed me and I do not like snow at all!!

3. What does your dream house look like, inside and out?
Haha!! Since I spend quite a bit of time looking at houses online lately this will be super easy for me! Let's see the house..






Outside option #1 or...


























optional outside #2






















dream front door...
































dream pool...
























dream master closet...




























dream master bath...
























and of course last but not least would be my dream kitchen...mmmmm can't you just see my family surrounding this kitchen with good food smells and laughter?!!












I don't dream too big do I?!!  :)

4. Would you ever own a minivan?
NOPE, never ever never!!!! Now don't get me wrong I don't hate minivans short buses they just are not my cup of tea ya know?!! I prefer big hefty honkin' trucks...yummmmmyyyy!!!


5. Do you wash new clothes before wearing them?
For the most part yes! I have annoyingly sensitive skin and get itchy if I don't but sometimes ya know when you are away from home and the time comes to grab and go a new pair of pants or a shirt due to  well you know stuff that happens when you least expect it..important dinner and your child got chocolate milk on you and you are an hour away from home...then it has to be!!





Ok so now you know a LOT about me and of course my dreams!!  Hope you all have a great weekend and I will be back later on this weekend to show pics of all the incredibly cool stuff I have, am going to, or will have bought from the fabulous bazaar!!!


Ciao for now!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Adee adee adee......

Yeah so ok I have been a slight bit a whole flipping lot busy this week and have been a bad blogger!!  I can not believe I have been so busy that I skipped post it note Tuesday...waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!  Don't worry though folks because this blog will not only catch you all up on my life craziness but I will backtrack..yupp I said it!!  So get ready for updates, post it's and a few other things!

For those of you wondering what the whole title thing is let me tell you...see I have a dear friend,Jamaicagirl, and she is always saying these things that tend to stick in my head and that is one of them. It is hilarious and frustrating when I hear myself saying some of them seeing as I have never been to that country nor ever knew what they were until I met her. She is a total foreign influence!! haha
Ok so Monday I have a doctors appointment that went something like this..
Doctor " what is wrong?"
me " I am having trouble walking normally because my toe hurts"
Doctor" where does it hurt?"
me " right here where my broke my toe before"
Doctor..pressing as hard as he possibly can exactly where I said it hurt..me cringing in pain..."here?"
me..jumping out of my seat at one point and scaring the nurse "yes that really hurts"
yada yada yada and I ended up with a German prescription, physical therapy and a promise of surgery in about 6 weeks..yeah we will see about that mister!! hmmmpffffffff...dang docs like to cause pain I swear!!

Tuesday was filled with baking, errands, and some minor haeavy duty since I was lazy last week cleaning in between running kids to activities and attempting to make a dinner for the family.

Wednesday started out with canceling the gym to get a jump on baking and once the girls were at school I was baking for 2 hours. Once that was done I was off to deliver all my baked goods, hunt down managers to beg for donations for an upcoming PTSA event and meet up with some friends for a chat. By the time the girls were out of school I have dinner to do and some light cleaning to tend to again.
Yes I have been busy but it is not exciting really just general life and all that there is to do with being a mom, wife and homemaker!

With everything we have had going on today is the advanced shopping for the bazaar....YEEEEHAAAAWWWWW!!! OMG I love bazaars and the fact that I get to do advanced shopping is sooooooooooooo exciting!! Hopefully I find a lot of cool stuff but not too much since Mr. M gets a little antsy when I say "I am bringing the credit card"  I never use it unless I know it is going to be a lot I want..teehee!! It's just a precaution but boy does he squirm. :)
















I told you I would catch back up...I mean come on I can't miss out on my post it notes!! I loves my post it notes!!


Now here is something that not only made me smile but reminded me to get my arse back on my blog and get going already...Thanks to Amanda for getting my tushy in gear!!!

You see Amanda has been doing this Around the world Saturday thing and I thought it was a fabulous idea and a wonderful way to get to know some people around the world and see what is going on with them and their blogs so I did it.  I have had a great time doing it and was happy to read some extremely inspirational blogs. Seriously you all need to check it out and see some really incredible ladies who are out there. In the process of doing this with Amanda I was featured on her blog!!!  How fabulous is that?!! Man you all really know how to make a person feel special...awwwww shucks!!!  I am totally blushing now and very greatful to Amanda for getting my blog out there more for me. You will notice a new button on the right of my blog and that is so all of you can go and get in on some Saturday fun with Amanda and all the other fabulous ladies she has on her around the world Saturdays.

Ok I have a lot more going on today and will do my best to keep you all updated...especially on what all I get from the bazaar..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkk I am soooo excited to shop shop shop!!!

Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Partie, puzzles and exhaustion...

Ok so after spending hours getting all the food done and gathering everything up together we headed off to set up for DD1's birthday party bright and early Saturday morning.  Of course it was raining..not downpouring just enough to tick ya off because you have to stand out in it and set all this stuff up ya know...so we get to start putting the canopy up in the rain which I swear took us hours..actually not that long but it so seemed liked it..and then the tables. We decided to not put up the obstacle course until it stopped raining..we were totally working on  hope here people!!  Once people started arriving it has stopped raining..can you say Hallelujah?!!!!  We had all the food cooked and let the kids eat. Once they were done eating it was a scavenger hunt(DD1's team won..hehe) and then cake, presents, pinata and then obstacle course. I planned the party for 3 hours and boy am I glad I said that long or else we wouldn't have gotten to everything. There was no dull moment in the 3 hours and I am pretty sure all the kids had a good time. It was definitely nice to see DD1 so happy but  I have to admit I watched her and would catch her every now and then being assertive....which she is never like at home, wierd right?!!..anywho it was nice to see that she can stand up and take control if she needs to.  We did have a few scragglers who kept coming over and taking off with food or drinks...I sicked one of our friends on them and they never came back..haha take that silly kids!!!
It just amazes me sometimes how kids can take it upon themselves to go right into someone else's party and make themselves at home without a worry in the world..bad parenting maybe?!!!  Hmmmm I dunno!!

Here are a few pics from the party..






Opening presents....







The pineapple pinata she just HAD to have....












the candy rush...my favorite part of the pinata :)












Although it probably looks like  a lot of fun..ok ok we tried it out and it WAS fun but anywho....they kids spent most of their time NOT bouncing around having fun with the obstacle course but just sitting on it chatting...HUH?!!!  Ok so I admit I am a slight bit clueless when it comes to teenage girls but that one truly stumped me beyond all other things!!  Any clues anyone?!!!  anyone??!!!!






Now DD1's cake was months of planning and finding what she wanted and picking colors and flavors and finally this is what we ended up with.....


It was gorgeous and just as yummy as it looks!!! Of course it was completely chocolate per DD1's request. Chocolate cake inside with oreo cream filling..can you say yummmmmmmmmmm?!!!!  It was so good we didn't have much left over to take home...dang it!!!  Oh well my waist is thankful anyway!!

One of the gifts DD1 received was this puzzle which I thought was super cool and she did too! Of course on Sunday we all watched in awe as she put it together piece by piece and here are the results...


Ok so seriously how cool is that puzzle...oh and if you are wondering it came with the stand kit where you put a magnet on the inside of the puzzle and it sticks to the stand and holds it up suspended like that..jealous?!!!  I wanted one..for real!!!!

So after the party and the clean up and some sleep we took a much needed break on Sunday!!  We were pooped!  We were supposed to be doing things but honestly we just didn't have it in us so we cancelled everything with our regrets and camped out on the sofa watching movies all day....it was heaven!!!

So how was your weekend?!!  Any parties coming up in your near future?  I am at this very moment planning our Halloween party we will be having in just a few weeks...oyyyyyy!!! Yeah I love it but still...2 in one month....just shoot me now!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

5 Question Friday!!





Oh thank goodness Friday is finally here! So far I have run around to get food, goodies, gifts, and more stuff for the party only to find out that apparently the place that told me they would deliver my tables and tent will NOT!!! For real?!!!!   Give me a break!!!  I have so much to do and now I have to get Mr. M to take time out of his day to get a truck and go pick up all this junk and then we have to hold onto it until tomorrow and then set it all up.  Why did I ever think this would be easy?!!!  Geeeez people should really stand by what they say instead of causing issues the day before a big party!! Ughhhhh!!  I will tell you all about how it works out after the party tomorrow but for now let's get to a stressless time and knock out some questions!
Now I may have my hands full right now but have you met Mama M?!!!  Let me tell you how fabulous she is with her 5 kids....yupp I said 5 no typo for real...and working a job on top of that!! Truly I think she has a serious guardian angel helping her out because she seems to do it all with such ease..so head on over and check her out and get in on some questions yourself...

1. Did you have a pen pal when you were little (or now)? Where were/are they from?
I have had a pen pal since I was in about 5th grade. Her name is Maho and she lives in Japan. She was in 4th grade with me but then her family moved back to Japan..man how I missed her!!

2. If you could do a different job for one day, what would it be?
What?!!  Now why would I want a different job then what I have?!! I mean I love my job and it changes all the time so I never know what will come up the next day..I loves me some adventure!! :)

3. Do you remember your biggest fear from when you were little?
Ok so I know that we have had this question before or else it was a hair different but anywho here goes again..I am terrified of Oceans! Won't go more then shin deep in them. You all know that there are sharks in them there waters right?!!

4. What do you think is a waste of time? Why?
Wow there are so many things that can answer this question. I think it is a waste of time to call a meeting only to discuss what was dicussed in the last meeting with nothing getting accomplished!
I think it is a waste of time to tell someone you are going to do something only to not do it and make someone else have to do all the running around.
My biggest one and a huge pet peeve for me though is...it is a total waste of time to go through all the red tape we have to go through just to do something simple like set up a table at a facility!!  For real people change things up before we just go over you and say f this!!

5. What is the oldest item you have in your closet?
Wow ok so I have a few items that I have had since college. A few shirts, some sweatshirts and even one pair of shoes. I am very anal about taking care of clothes and shoes just because I hate to spend money on them!
Ok so go click that adorable button up there..meet Mama M... and have fun with answering the questions yourself!


For now I must take leave and get on carving out watermelon boats..have a grand weekend and see you all Monday morning!!

Ciao!!