Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pants on the Ground

One of my little guys had his pants hanging down below his drawers today, so a classmate reminded him to pull up his pants before they fell to the ground.
New Punk broke out into song, "Pants on the ground! Pants on the ground! You look like a fool with your pants on the ground!" courtesy of American Idol.
My, my. This is what I deal with.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
It's been raining for approximately 38 days straight.
There are 20 days left of school.
It's only Thursday and I totally thought it was Friday.
Oh, and my kids are a hot mess.
Even I can't fake it today...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vegas Recap

I had really grand plans for this recap a few weeks ago. Then I looked at my pictures and realized The Boy and I take ridiculous pictures, both of one another and together. We really don't do anything normal. So of course our pictures aren't normal.

Instead of doing the really cute pictures (they are, um, limited) I'll do some of the outtakes.

Tubing on Lake Havasu. This isn't me, it's actually The Boy's mom. Yes, she's a 60 something woman tubing and having the time of her life. The Boy and I tubed after her, together. As in tandem. It was his first time. Big mistake. Tubing tandem for your first time is really tough and he did not do his part to keep us from tipping. Boo.

We drove to the Desert Bar. It's literally in the middle of nowhere. And it was closed. Ha.

A "pit" stop at the Parker Dam. Yes, The Boy took this wonderful picture of me coming out of the outhouse. nice.

Prom Picture in front of the pretty pink crystals in some casino.

The Boy's parents renewed their vows while we were there. His mom specifically stated, "No Elvis!" and sure enough.. he was there. He didn't marry them, but it was fun to see her freak.

Waiting for the vow renewal. Yes, we're that cheesy. But oh so adorable. Right?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Life in Tattoos

I was inspired by Heather over at Live. Love.Laugh and then by Fail Blog's Ugliest Tattoos to share my tattoos and the inspiration behind them.

Tattoo #1: Right Hip
. When I turned 18, two of my girlfriends and I went to get tattoos. We all wanted them in the same place, but ended up getting different colors and they got theirs on their left hip. It was pink and purple, but it's really faded. This is almost 10 years old. Wow!

Tattoo #2/#3: Right Foot
{cursive L}
This was originally a black line cross, but I didn't like that it looked like a prison tattoo so I decided to spruce it up a bit. I covered it up with a cursive L for my first name. I love that it's small, but delicate and in a pretty neat location. I always think that I don't want my tattoos to show if I was in a wedding dress. This accents heels very nicely and looks great with sandals.

Tattoo #4: Left rib cage
I have a few OCD tendencies and couldn't stand that my left side was bare. When I thought about what I wanted and where to get it, I was inspired by one of Rihanna's tattoos on her rib cage. The geranium is inspired by my grandfather. We used to travel to Mackinac Island in the summer and geraniums are all over the Grand Hotel. We used to talk about how lovely the red flower looked against the white hotel. He passed away 7 years ago and I knew I wanted to honor him in a meaningful way. This is my most recent tattoo, from 3 years ago.

Because tattoos are addicting (just ask anyone who has one-- most of them will admit they want more) and because I have lost two other loved ones, I am planning on getting something in their honor. For my grandmother, I am thinking another geranium. But, I'm a little worried I'll look like I have a bouquet on my ribs. For my dad, I am going to get his birth date in roman numerals going down my rib cage. Again, I want something meaningful, but also want some balance. I think the masculinity of the roman numerals and the softness of the location will look very nice. And the vertical will look pretty cool going down my ribcage.

What about you ladies out there? Are you tatted up? If so, please share!

Monday, May 16, 2011


You know you're dedicated when you offer to take a child's pants home to re-stitch the seam in his pants.

Or you're tired of hearing his friends say, "You have a hole in your pants! I can see your under roos!"

And, on a completely related note... when you hear a child say, "My bottom hurts. My drawers are too tight." You might have a hard time hiding your laughter. Just sayin'.

22 more days. I CAN do this.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Oh My..

Two of my little boys were playing Rapunzel at recess. They pretended they had long hair and everything.
Oh my.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


By Patrick Overton

When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:

There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Things I Miss About Having 2 Functional Hands...

Or, Why You're Stuck Listening (Reading?) to Me Whine....
Typing? A tricky feat when you're stuck with a piece of metal taped to your finger and then that finger taped to the one next to it.
Showering? Ha. Forget scrubbing your scalp. You'll just be stuck hoping you don't have greasy hair. You'll also forget that you have a finger that is out of commission and begin to use it. Then you'll scream in pain and pray that your neighbor doesn't barge in to check to see if you're okay.
Doing my hair? Again. A pain. I challenge you to try and put in a pony tail without the use of your ring and middle finger. Let me know how that goes for you. Mmmmmkay?
Using my middle finger. I can no longer flip the bird to those drivers that irritate me. I suppose that's probably a bonus for them.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

It's the Simple Pleasures...

Everything is better in pink (and green!).

Everything is better with polka dots.

And we ALL know everything tastes better with a straw.

Behold... the pink and green polka dot Tervis Tumbler with a straw.

I'm slightly obsessed. I may have already filled it twice. I think this is totally going to help with ensuring I a) drink more water and b) refrain from drinking full sugar pop, which will in turn help with losing some weight.

Yes, I'm going to try to lose weight. Since starting one of my medications I've gained approximately 18 pounds. It's amazing how fixing one problem creates a new one. So.. I've teamed up with Mommy Dearest and we're making a healthy competition out of it (I totally do better at anything that involves winning-- and we're not talking about "oh I won because I lost weight", we're talking prizes AND bragging rights) so hopefully that helps. Any healthy suggestions (besides eating healthy and exercising) would be greatly appreciated.

In addition to the kick arse Tervis Tumbler, I got a new duvet, towels, and some hangers. We're talking all matching hangers. Be still my heart...

What are YOUR simple pleasures?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Oi Vey.

I meant to post vacay pictures tonight, but I broke my finger playing touch football. The hunt and peck method of typing is annoying, so I'm going to have to hold off on the vacation recap.

If you're wondering, I didn't score the TD, but I did score one later. Broken finger and all.

I'm that tough.