Thursday, November 22, 2007

One Big Cliche Blog!

Happy Thanksgiving.
Today we spent the day at my Mom and Step-dad's house, feasting, playing, and being generally lazy. It was a good day. Four out of the six of us kids were there, and the two adult kids that have been unofficially adopted into the fam were also there. I wish Mr. F could have been here to share it with us, but in his line of work, they can not just shut down shop for the holidays. I also really wish my brother, Al, could have been there, but he lives in San Diego, so it was not to be. He always makes boring family stuff way funnier.
I figured I should just take a break to recognize all of things I am thankful for.
There is so much, so I will try to keep it brief, and most of it sounds so cliche anyways.
Basically I am thankful for everything that I have.
I have a wonderful husband that I love so much, and together we have two fabulous kiddies.
I have my health. Mr. F has his health. Our children are beautiful, healthy little wonderful people.
Mr. F has a good job, so that we never have to go without.
We finally bought a house this year.
We have lots (seriously) of great friends and family.
Speaking of family, I finally got to meet my nephew for the first time today. He is two. They live in Mississippi, so they don't come out here often, and vice versa. He is the cutest, sweetest little country boy. He already has one of those deep south dirty accents. It is so cute.
Here are some pictures of the kids together:

They were so excited to finally meet "Baby Gabbin"

Silly Cousins:)

Scary Homer!!!!

With the tryptophan high. Ahhh, post-dinner lazies.

I am off to go lay in front of the boob tube now.

I hope everyone had a safe and pleasant turkey day.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Done. Mostly. Never really, truly done though.

I know we are the first family on the block to have our exterior lights up. I am pretty sure we are the first family to have the tree up and decorated, the garland and stockings hung, and all that jazz. I love Christmastime.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Officially Booked

It is official. My birthday party is booked.

For the big two-nine I am taking my family to Disneyland.

What could make a 29 year-old happier? I mean...really. I get to go to the happiest place on Earth on the happiest day of the year (my happy day, anyways)!

To make the whole trip even better: Disneyland is going to be festively decorated for Christmas. I have not ever been there at this time of year, so this is going to be a new and exciting experience.

We are staying for three nights in a one bedroom suite, which is also pretty dang exciting, since it is more than 200 square feet. I invited my brother to come out there, too, but he does work during the week, so we will see if it happens or not. At least we will have room at the inn for him. There is a pull out couch in the living room area.

So I will not be disappointed I always write a list of gifts that I would like to open, and this year was no different. On my list I have: new bed sheets, scented candles, iTunes gift card, zip up hoodies, and a couple other things. Since plans have changed and we are going to D-Land for the big day, I guess I should change my list, too. Now I want: a silly birthday hat/souvenir style from the park, an antenna ball, family stickers for my rear car window, and a Disneyland sweatshirt. Or something.

Happy almost birthday to me! Less than two weeks!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Yesterday was the official ten year anniversary of the best friendship of me and A.

Our original plan was to go to Las Vegas for the big ten year, but life happens.

We went out on Saturday night to celebrate. We started out at Crush 29, a fabulous restaurant in Roseville with great service, great atmosphere, and terrific food. We can not say enough good things about this restaurant...with the exception of the carrot soup that our waitress was so enthusiastic about. It turns out carrot soup does actually taste like carrots. More like blended up carrot cake, or maybe jarred baby food mixed with condensed milk. That was our take on it anyhow.

After dinner we went to The 7440 Club in Citrus Heights. Fun, fun, fun. Some of A's coworkers were there, so we drank and danced with them. At the end of the night we got to sing a little bit of Karaoke. I think it was the first song we ever sang Karaoke, eight or nine years ago: There's Your Trouble by the Dixie Chicks. No one ever said we were good at Karaoke, but we always have fun when we do it, and that is the point, right? I am still waiting for pictures from A, but she did call me yesterday morning and tell me that if we never took another picture of the two of us singing Karaoke, we would be OK. We put one of her drunk friends from work, Al, in charge of the camera and apparently there are about 20 pictures of us in that three minute span. Woo hoo. Gotta love digital cameras.

When we got back to A's house we went through some old photos. Wow, the crazy things we have done in the past ten years. We got some real good laughs out of those pictures. And some even bigger laughs out of some letters that I wrote to some people about ten years ago, they just happened to be in my picture box. Embarrassing. I think A was just glad that for once they were not her letters that we were reading. She was the letter writing queen. Apparently I tried to emulate her. All I can do is roll my eyes and thank God I have grown up since I met A.

All in all, we had a great anniversary. I think all besties should celebrate a day just about their friendship. It is quite refreshing. Super fun.

We are thinking for our 15 year anniversary we will go to Vegas. Our kids will be older (duh!) by then (10, 9, 7, and 7 years) so it should be a little easier to leave them for a couple nights.

Happy Anniversary A! I love you! You are the sister I never had, but always dreamed of. There has never been a better friend than you are.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


I blogged Monday about the girl baby throwing up.

Obviously it was a stomach virus of some sort, because today I got a call from Homer's Kindergarten teacher asking me to come pick him up from the Nurse's office, as he had "let go" off whatever he ate this morning. Poor teacher. Poor Homer. Apparently he was laying down doing his writing in class and his teacher told him to sit up and do his work, it would be easier. They went to the computer lab shortly after that and that is when it happened.

Hopefully there was no permanent damage to the computer, but he threw up on it. And all down the front of himself, too.

Puke is disgusting.

Pukey kids that don't make it to a receptacle in time are also disgusting.

My poor disgusting kids.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I Hate Your Tahoe

OK, sooo...when Mr. F went back to work last Tuesday (8 days ago) he decided that he would rather take my car, to save on gas.
I drive a Toyota Matrix. I love, love, love my car. It is cute, compact so I can actually gauge where I am on the road, and it gets super good gas mileage. On the freeways I often get 32 miles to the gallon (yes, I check every time I fill up). City driving I get about 26 MPG.
What does Mr. F drive, you ask? A Chevrolet Tahoe. Beeejeezuzz. It is ginormous. He loves his man truck as much or more than I love my little Matrix. It is personal preference. His and mine. I took Homer to school one day a few months back, in the Tahoe, and since this vehicle is so freakishly over-sized I hit a couple garbage cans. Seriously. I hate driving this man thing. It is driving me crazy.
OK, so I watch a lot of TV, and on NBC it is Green Week. I feel like a complete ass hole driving around in this completely un-Earth-friendly thing. Not just because it is green week.
My favorite (haha) part about the Tahoe...I have put $103.03 in the tank in only eight days. Are you friggin kidding me. This is ridiculous. I want my Matrix back. I have never really paid attention to the price of gas until this morning when I went to the gas station and the price had jumped ten cents overnight. For some reason it just makes a difference in the beast monster man machine. I think it gets maybe 15 MPG. Maybe. I have not filled up the tank to find out, because once the pump hits $35 I start freaking out and I get all "Sticker Shock" and I only end up getting a half tank of gas. Lame. I just want my Matrix back.

Monday, November 5, 2007

What A Morning!

"Mommy, my tummy is growling."
"Do you want some cereal?"
"Do you want some eggs?"
"Do you want some toast?"
I made toast.
"Mommy, my tummy is growling."
"Eat your toast."
"I have to go poop."
"OK, go poop."
"Kids, lets go to school"
We go, drop Homer off at school, and head off to take the little one to preschool.
Not two blocks away from her school and I hear a swishing sound coming from right behind me. I think to myself..."Hmmm, I did not know there was anything to drink back there".
There wasn't.
Like a madwoman, I cross over two lanes of traffic, and jam into the parking lot at Valero, swoop into a parking spot, swing open my door, then swing open her door, just in time for the third round of puke to hit the inside of the Tahoe door. (I know that you would have thought it was wayyyyy funnier if I had said that the puke hit me.)
Anywayyyyys, that is my morning so far. This all happened before 8:30am, and now I am off to sanitize the Tahoe.
Wish me luck.
I friggin hate throw up. Cleaning it out at the gas station almost made me vomit, too.
I bet her tummy isn't growling anymore!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

How Irresponsible...

How could I have possibly put something off for so long? Who knows. We moved back up to Sacramento March 12th of this year, and guess what I forgot to do. I will give you a pertains to something coming up really, really soon...Yup. That is right. I forgot to register to vote in Sacramento County. Soooo I get no say in who I want to be our elected officials. My voice will not be heard. I am completely bummed out about this. Completely.
Come to think of it; I have not heard a lot about campaigns or anything. Is the voting going to happen NEXT NOVEMBER???? Maybe I am not so bummed out after all. Maybe I am happy that I realized this now, in the middle of writing this blog (which, no, I am not going to delete, just because it is invalid).
I am so excited that I get to make myself look like a complete ass by posting this.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Can You Imagine

Can you imagine if we acted like four year olds do when we greet each other?

I would hide behind my husband when I saw a friend walk into the room, and when this friend got closer to me I would jump out from behind Mr. F and yell, "Boo!" My friend and I would then giggle to our hearts content and start tickling each other.

Oh what a funny world it would be, if only we all acted like my four year old and her friends.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

National Blogging Month

Apparently November is National Blogging Month.

Woo hoo, let the daily blogging begin. My blogs will probably be short, if they are going to be sooo frequent, but I think this will be fun!!!!!