Archive for March, 2009

When we get “to that point” with the kids, we lock them up!

The Dark Knight has been such a stinker, we had to do something! 
Here’s a perfect example. 


Yep, don’t make the parents mad!  That’s our motto!  LOLOLOL

I’m so confused, can any of you help me out by answering this question?  

When company comes to visit, aren’t WE supposed to cater to THEM?   Well, tonight our company (Ok, our KIDS) cooked for us!   Sailor Girl brought 3 recipes from home that she’s planning on making for us while she’s here…and we’re excited to try some new things.  Tonight is baked homemade Mac and Cheese.  The Dark Knight helped her out with the prep work. 


And then The Dark Knight wanted to make dessert (Molten Chocolate Lava Cake) that we had to order from Crate and Barrel since we don’t have one here, for BabyAm for her birthday…can you say YUM?


I feel so guilty!

Wonderful food, and I didn’t have to make any of it!!!!

Oh, the fun we had today!

Would you believe we took a total of 655 pictures, in less than 5 hours? 
Yeah!   Absolutely out of control!

Wanna see the best 69 photos?  Of course you do!

Click on the picture for more!!!


I’m pretty sure that BabyAm and Belt Buckle will NOT forget this B-day party!

And to be honest, none of the rest of us will either!

PS…The Dark Knight’s sweet girlfriend, now is “Sailor Girl”
Yay!  She’s got a name now!!!

Well,  yesterday proved to be quite the day.  Our LITTLE TINY BABY GIRL, turned “17”…very scary, very cool, and very sad all at the same time.   Some moments I was so happy for her, that she’s grown up to be such a sweet and wonderful young woman.   Some moments I felt very scared that we haven’t finished teaching her things that she needs to know.  And some sad moments too,  partly because she no longer fits on my lap to rock, to hold, to comfort…and partly because she has other (good) priorities in her life that took her away off and on during the day, that would be Belt Buckle.  Don’t get me wrong, we absolutely adore him…but I’m still learning how to “let go” a little, and it’s tough.  

BabyAm has changed so much over the past 5 months (It’s hard to believe they’ve been going out 5 months!).   They remind me alot of a YOUNG — Hubby and me.   She didn’t want anything for herself.   Ok, very little, and it was things like a specific CD and some eyeshadow.   What she really wanted was to spend whatever we were planning on spending on her, to spend it on Belt Buckle.  Sweet.   So that is what we let her do.  His birthday is tomorrow.

Over the past few days (Belt Buckle and BabyAm’s Spring Break) he bought and gave immediately to her…the things he wanted to get for her birthday…I’ll have to take pictures.  

After much anticipation, The Dark Knight and his darling girlfriend (who I still need an alias for) arrived!  They came in very late, and we swept them immediately to dinner!

Today we are taking the kids to have a fun day….the adults too!   We are going to have pizza and pop, and open presents…followed by Costco Cupcakes (YUM!)…then an unlimited day of Lazer Tag, Mini-Golf, Go Carts, and games!  Should be fun!!!!  :)

Pictures soon!

One less. 
Your daughter could be one less…
Our’s is.

I just think this is important.  
And I wish I could shout it from the rooftops!

Don’t wait to call your insurance company! 

It just so happens that BabyAm’s insurance company covered these Gardisil shots at 100% – they consider it a vaccination.  

And even if your insurance company doesn’t cover it, I still believe it will be worth every single penny to be able to save someone you love from cervical cancer.   Don’t you think?  Click the icon above for more information about HPV and Gardisil.

It was time for eye exams.  It had been 3 years.  We didn’t realize that, until today.   Not very on the stick are we?   So we had appointments one right after another.   And we asked if Belt Buckle could go too.  His mom was thankful.

Much to our surprise, BabyAm still doesn’t need glasses.  Just for reading, and she really was told she MUST wear them while reading, working on the computer and while doing homework.   She knew that already, but forgets (chooses not to) quite often.

Belt Buckle’s eyes changed just  a bit, and opted not to get new glasses.   I think he’ll be changing his mind though.  BabyAm mentioned that he was having 2nd thoughts.   I am sure it would benefit him to update his lenses.  We’ll see.  I did get this shot of him sleeping while he was waiting for BabyAm to get done with her exam.  Too funny!  I don’t know if he knows I took this either…shhh!


Hubby really wanted to get out of his progressives, and back to single vision.   Can you blame him?  He is wondering if that might be the reason his neck and shoulders are always so stiff…tipping his head back to work on art work close up on his monitors…and he always had to take them off to sit back in the chair and watch TV.   So…he made that change, and seems to be very happy. 

Though my appointment was first, I was terrified that I was going to need bi-focals or reading glasses.  You know, I am coming up on 29…(again) in the next couple months and it just had me really on edge.    I had the Doc. originally fit me for contacts, but the thing is…I wore them while everyone was getting their eyes checked and started getting a headache again.  NOT good.   I decided that I just am not cut out for them.  I have tried them several times over the years, and just have not been happy with the outcome.  My vision is no where near as sharp and I seemed to squint all the time.  I do however love how thyey make my eyes look, and I love being able to wear sunglasses.

We both ended up with transitions, and seem to like them very much.  Getting them on sale makes all the difference in the world as well.   Hubby’s choice was conservative, mine however was “Funky”.   Live a little, have some fun!   (And if you watch Seinfeld…they are “Nicole Miller”‘s – LOL



If you hate them…please don’t tell me.  Cuz they are a blast!

***Updated to add the correct link to Soapy’s Site***

I have been going nuts trying to find out who one of my visitors was
…and all I had to do was ask!

Thanks Soapy!  For coming outta the “web” so to speak!  YAY!
I’m so glad it is you, and not someone scary!!!  LOL

Everyone, go visit her…she’s a sweetie!!!!  

She has some beautiful sunset pictures in her archives too! 

Fellow lurkers (I do my share too, so you’re not alone)…

Let’s pretend that today is…


Because I am just dying to know!!!

Who is from Sewell New Jersey (or close) that is visiting my blog?

So anyone want to chip in?
My birthday’s in a couple months!


It’s only $5642.   And it’s PINK!

YES, those are REAL diamonds…
Right under the keyboard and around the camera lens!

86 Diamonds
242 Pink Sapphires
Approx. 3.95 total carat weight!

Click on the picture above to take you to the English site.
They have cameras, and keys too!  Wow!

…I think that I’d better just be happy Spring is getting near…
My chance of getting Sunshine is much better!

Just a few minutes ago, this is what I saw…
along with Thunder and Lightening.  
Amazing weather, I tell you.  
Yesterday it was 67 degrees.   Who knows!!!???








And at this moment…if you can believe it,
the sun is almost shining through the clouds,
it shouldn’t be long now!