Monday, July 27, 2009


...just another reason why I adore my husband...he indulges me. Different than being spoiled, being indulged is supporting my likes and allowing my whims. He indulges my shopping sprees (which includes girls weekends away to shop); he indulges my hobbies (like scrapbooking, which also includes a girls weekend away); he indulges my blogging (no away weekend yet, but he does answer all my tech questions!)

This weekend, during a silent auction/benefit in memory of a friend of ours, he indulged me yet again, by bidding, and continuing to outbid others, for VIP tickets to Coldplay, one of my favs. And I consider it an indulgence, not only because I've recently seen the band, but also because this time it's not that close by, and it's an all day concert, requiring logistics, babysitters, and more money we don't have. And he will do it, all with an easy smile on his face and a carefree attitude, because he indulges.

So I waited for you
What wouldn't I do?
And I'm covered, it's true
I'm covered in you.
If I ever want proof
I find it in you.
Yea I honestly do
In you I find proof.

Thanks J, I love you that much.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Fun with Naughty Governors

Here's a little fun for your Where's the Naughty Governor Game, where you try to find, what else, politicians with a wandering eye (and other body parts...). Like Where's Waldo, the 5 games have you searching for clues in a photograph before trying to locate the missing politician's face. The game features Sanford, McGreevey, Spitzer, and Edwards. And a special appearance by Palin...enjoy!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Heaven Forbid

OK so a few weeks back I blogged about my son's questions regarding legos in heaven. I am at this moment speaking to one of my dearest friends and she is relaying to me her children's questions about heaven and the afterlife....they went something like this:

Her 5 year old son would like to know: "Mom, does God wear clothes in heaven? Or do his privates just hang out?"

Hmmm, how do you answer that one....

Her 4 year old daughter, who calls heaven "kevin", asked this about friends' pets that recently passed: "Are Guinness (100 lb black lab) and Spunky (15 year old decrepit dead cat) friends in Kevin?"

How about you, any fun questions from your children regarding heaven, and what's in fashion there?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lest you think...

...that all we did on the 4th of July was fall out of fire trucks, here's a recap:


Previously-mentioned fire truck:

Hot dogs:

Helicopter landing and learning:

Bickering over pinwheels:

Cupcake decorating:

And sparklers, both on and off the cupcakes:

We were short one parent and one child, due to Scout camp, and we couldn't go to the pool due to surgery recovery on our 3-year-old. So it was an unconventional 4th for us, but a fun one!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Do You Know this Person?

She's a friend, an acquaintance, really. And she has, let's just say, a "different" parenting approach. A little more hands on than, say, you or me. And doesn't it seem as though every time you are in her company one of your kids uses potty language, or cries, or something really lame that normally wouldn't involve you at all, but with this person you feel like an inept parent. Perhaps this acquaintance even told you once that "your parenting skills are out of whack" (while waving a finger in your face).

I'm pretty sure all of us moms have someone like this in their world. I saw mine today at the 4th of July parade and immediately cringed internally, taking a quick look around to make sure all of my kids were accounted for. Yep everyone in tow, I think, sighing in relief.

Not so fast...just then the baby takes a tumble out of the fire truck onto her head. Oops.

Oh well, no blood no foul...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I have to ask...

Does anyone (or maybe everyone??) think that Gov. Sanford's responses to his affair are completely ridiculous? Consider these quotes:

Governor Mark Sanford told the Associated Press earlier today that Maria Belen Chapur “is his soul mate.“ So, for the second time in less than a week, the Governor of South Carolina boldly, unapologetically, publicly declares his devotion to a woman other than his wife.

“This was a whole lot more than a simple affair; this was a love story,” he told The A.P. “A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day.”

"It began very innocently, as I suspect many of these things do, in just a casual email back and forth, and advice on one's life there, an advice here. But here, recently over this last year, developed into something much more than that."

Can he seriously believe that these responses will sit well with America, especially women? Is it not enough that he cheated on his wife, now he tells the world that he is in love with his cohort (read: HO), and is trying to "fall back in love" with his wife.

Jenny, tell him not to bother.