Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tater, this one's for you

This post is entirely dedicated to my wonderful stepdaughter, who is almost as big of a Twilight fan as me. =)

KStew & RPattz interview:

Tyra Banks asks Rob to bite her!!

A scene from the movie (complete with audience noises!):

Paramore video for Decode (with scenes from the movie):

A fan video someone created for Twilight to the Buffy theme:

The sneak peek of Twilight from the Penelope DVD:

MTV goes behind the scenes for the prom scene:

Hopefully you will enjoy those as much as I did! <3 Love you Tatertot!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Can I just say I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS MOVIE!!!!!! I have seen it twice in less than 24 hours... and am SO looking forward to going back over and over again!! <3

Monday, November 17, 2008


OME = Oh My Edward!!

Twilight fans, unite!!! LOOK WHAT I HAVE.

Seriously, I am fighting NOT to hyperventilate over this. I have been waiting for this movie forEVER. Look what else I got today!!!

Okay, so I'm a major dork. LOL. I have been re-reading my favorite parts in the books this week, too. Jason bought me a t-shirt, but it's too small and I have to take it back tomorrow and pray they have one in my size!!! THURSDAY NIGHT CANNOT GET HERE FAST ENOUGH, Y'ALL.

Seriously, I love my husband, but this? *points to picture below*

The man is too pretty to be just walking out and about like that! He is definitely SQUEE-worthy!!!! And here's a short video to enjoy...

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Today Jason and I have been married for 10 years. It's hard to believe - doesn't feel like it's been that long (though ask me on other days and I'll probably say it feels like it's been a million years, lol). Yes, on this day 10 years ago (Friday, November 13th), we said "I do." YES, you read that right - we got married on Friday the 13th. We thought it was funny. LOL! I guess since it's a big milestone, I should tell the story...

Jason and I had been very good friends our senior year of high school (seriously, without him and about 4 other friends that year, I would not have made it through). HE got married right out of high school and they had a baby, and I went on my way to college in another town about 2 hours away. That was 1995. In 1997, I got a message on my answering machine from him - he was in town and his friend was driving him to my school to see me! He had gotten divorced and was about to start school at a different college in the same town. We started hanging out, and then dating. At first he said he would never get married again, which didn't bother me at the time, since I had always said I never wanted to get married or have children... then I met Taylor, his little girl. I was instantly in love! During the summer of 1998, he said he thought that someday, he might want to marry me. Of course I got overexcited and went out the next day to look at rings! LOL! (He still teases me about that.) But the real thing didn't happen until the end of October 1998, when we were both back at school and his mom called to say she was planning a weekend vacation to Orlando, Florida, and wanted to know if he and Taylor were coming, too. He asked if I could come, and she said yes...

We bought my dress, his tux, our rings (had to have them sized), called the lady who was going to marry us (basically we eloped, lol), and got everything done in the span of about a week and a half. We had had a discussion wherein I told him that he hadn't really even asked me to marry him... so one day we were having lunch at Fazoli's, and he asked me right there! He'd picked up the rings that day, and presented me with mine. I think I got to wear it for 3 days before we got married! We drove back to his mom's, hopped on a plane that night (Thursday night), and arrived in Florida. The next morning, we got up, got dressed, and got married! We went to Disney World right after, still dressed in our wedding clothes, and people followed us around, thinking we were characters! Several people videotaped us and even asked for our autographs! We had lunch at Cinderella's castle, and then went back to the hotel to change clothes before heading back to Disney.

Fast forward 10 years, and now we have the most beautiful family. Three gorgeous little girls who are the lights of my world (4 when my stepdaughter is here!) ♥ And to think - at one time, I never wanted kids!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I STILL feel gross and sick. When will it end?? Today I have had a migraine ALL DAY. It has finally ebbed down to a normal ache, but DAG! It still hurts. :( For the first time in nearly 8 weeks, I am going to miss a night of Bible study. That bites. :( I didn't even make a real dinner tonight - we had grilled cheese and soup. The kids had chicken noodle soup, and I had vegetable. Now I'm ready for bed! Hope everyone else's day is going better than mine!

Monday, November 10, 2008


So I was strolling through Meijer the other day, a favorite activity of mine and Josie's. (Hey, it's either wander the grocery or camp out in the library, and we do our fair share of both these days.) We were walking through the fruit aisles, and I spied the Bosc Pears. OH they looked so good, and I haven't had fresh pears in forever, so I bought $8 worth (which was 9 pears). They sat in a brown paper bag in my kitchen for two days to ripen, and I finally took them out today. I peeled and sliced them (oh, how I long for a mandolin to do it for me!), and while I was doing that, Josie came into the kitchen and said "What's going on, Mommy?" I handed her a chunk of pear and said, "Taste it, it's like candy!" She took a tiny bite, then shoved the rest of it in her mouth and held out her hand for more. This is a HUGE deal for my picky-butt child! She wound up eating almost a whole pear! Long story short (too late!), I made a pear crisp. It smelled so yummy baking - the whole house smells like pears and cinnamon! Definitely good eats!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

So today..

So today was my childrens' 6 month checkup at the dentist, right? We get out of the car, and I stop and turn to Grace (my 8 yr old) and say, "OH MY GOSH I FORGOT YOUR MEDICINE!" (Since she has a heart condition, she is supposed to have medication before every trip to the dentist.) Then I take a breath and remember that the ADA and AAP say that now that precaution wasn't necessary, and I am relieved. So we all go in, and the three monkey girls get called back. Then about 20 minutes later, I go in to have my talk with the dentist (who, incidentally, used to be MY dentist :D). He says no cavities on any of the girls (WOOHOO). Says Lexi is going to need braces by the time she's a teen (no surprise, he told me that last time), and that she'll probably need some more fillings the next time she comes. Then he gets to Grace. She has two baby teeth left, the ones on either side of her front teeth. He said they're loose, but only ONE of them has a permanent tooth coming in behind it. Which means that she'll have a big gap in her smile and no tooth to fill it. His suggestion? BRACES to pull her teeth closer together and fill in the gap. MY CHILD WILL NEED BRACES BEFORE SHE IS NINE YEARS OLD. I am, to say the least, stunned. She is anxious. This is like shooting fish in a barrel, folks- should've seen it coming, I guess. Taylor is getting braces before Christmas, Grace is gonna have 'em before summertime, and Lexi will need them in a few years. He said Josie has a 50/50 chance of needing them, but you can guess which side the chips will fall on. Crap!

And I still feel oogy. I have been coughing up blood and coughing so hard that I gag every time I cough. Last night I sneezed, and my nose started gushing blood! What the heck! I am falling apart, y'all!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday today to my husband, Jason! (and his mom, Brenda!!) *throws confetti* I have a 20-lb turkey in the oven, and it's making the whole house smell so good (stuffed with lemons, rosemary and sage), I made mashed potatoes (real ones, not the boxed flakes), and yeast rolls. I bought corn on the cob, which was his only special request, but it's nearly 6:30 p.m. now and we'd have to bake them for 30 minutes (we do not eat boiled corn as a rule: boiling it takes all the flavor out of it).

I also checked Penelope out of the library on DVD, but it's so late that we'll have to have family night Saturday night to watch it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


All I will say regarding the election is this: a lot of my friends are Democrats, and a lot of my friends voted for Senator Obama. Now a lot of those so-called friends are calling me stupid and saying that I wasted my vote on McCain. Let me tell YOU something: NO VOTE CAST IS EVER WASTED. PERIOD. And you know something else? I put up with your bullying all last week. You cajoled, threatened, trash talked, and everything else to try and get me to vote the way YOU wanted me to. I did not. I voted the way my heart and my conscience dictated. If you can't live with that, it's your problem, not mine. But I do not appreciate being called names because of it. For a group of people who are supposed to be so tolerant and accepting, you surely haven't been. The animosity and outright hatred of people (and I'm not talking about race here, so don't mistake that) over the last 24 hours has stunned and saddened me. If this is what we have to look forward to as a country, then we are in very big trouble, indeed.

On another, much happier, note: Josie and I went out today. I have been feeling sick-ish, but we went out anyway, because I always feel bad when she's stuck in the house. A while back, I had used a credit counseling service to pay off some debt. Apparently they were doing something illegal, and some consumers filed a class action suit against them. I filled out the postcard they sent me to be included in the lawsuit. They settled, and my share was $13.66. I got my check a few days ago. At Halloween, we got coupons for free kid's meals at Texas Roadhouse. So I took my $13 and the coupon, and Josie and I had a nice Mommy-Daughter lunch together today. I really enjoy my time with her so much. (I can't tell the girls about it or they'd be uber jealous!) But then I took her to the tree play area, and she had a blast. Then we went to Starbucks, where she got apple juice and I got an iced pumpkin spice latte.

Now if my headache would go away, I'd be great!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

I am praying desperately that people will choose the best man for the job. I am extremely nervous over the election, and the thought that a lot of Americans seem to be taken in by down-talking and lies.

In other news, since the girls had the day off today, we went picnicking and then to explore the Falls of the Ohio. Good times! Josie said we were on an adventure - and she was right! <3 Pictures to come later.

I am feeling oogy - throat hurts and I'm coughing a lot. Hopefully it'll pass soon.

Josie's speech therapist today said that she thinks this might be Josie's last month for therapy - she's doing great! Praise God for that!

And also... does anyone in my area scrapbook? I need to get some done (seriously), and I work better in groups. So, scrapping party, anyone?! :)

Monday, November 3, 2008


I can't believe it, but my car has been vandalized yet AGAIN. Last month someone broke in and rummaged through the glove box (nothing in it but gas receipts and whatnot), and left cigarette ashes all over the seats (we don't smoke). This afternoon I went to take Josie to the library, and the car wouldn't start - all the gas was gone!!! SOMEONE SIPHONED MY GAS! WHY?!?!? Gas is now down to 2.12 a gallon, and they siphon it NOW? I called the police and an officer came out to take my theft report. I asked him about it, and he said with the economy the way it is, they've had a rash of gas siphoning calls! Crap!!