Friday, August 29, 2008


Anyone who is as obsessed with the Twilight Saga as I am already knows that a partial, unfinished version of Midnight Sun was published without permission online. To my great dismay (not to mention Andrea's) Stephenie Meyer has put of finishing this book "indefinitely." So all of you Twihards and Twilight Moms and anyone else that cares- write to Little Brown or find a chat group, or e-mail Stephenie herself (if you can do that last one PLEASE let me know how.) For now I guess I deal with the fact that I won't get to hear as much from Edward as I was hoping. How easy it is for me to get sucked into a fictional world. Oh well, everyone needs some kind of escape.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I know, I know. I have said all along that our house would be more peaceful when our precocious five year old started kindergarten. It has been twenty whole minutes since I dropped her off and I still haven't pulled it together. Dave thinks I am either hilarious or a hypocrite. Jenna got in her line, and without a glance back toward her (embarrassingly) teary-eyed mother, was on her way. It has been ten years since I last attended a class, but I still HATE the first day of school.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ty the Wonder Kid

Yesterday, after Jenna's meeting with her kindergarten teacher, I was curious about how much Ty knows at this point. I already knew that he could point to and correctly name all of the capital letters (and most of the lower case), so I started asking him what each of the letters said (you know, two year old speak for what sound does that letter make.) He did the entire alphabet. I really need to go to college before the little maniac's knowledge surpasses mine. But, by the time I get my degree, he will probably be teaching quantum physics or something else I have to use spell check to even write.

Monday, August 18, 2008

First Day Of Second Grade

Brody and Rilie are in the same class again. Becky and I agree, as they get older it doesn't get any easier!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Rilie (who is the opposite of her sister in oh, so many ways) was helping me sort the laundry and put it in the washer. When we were done I said, "Thanks my biggest helper." Rilie responded, "You're welcome," then she paused, took a step, turned around and asked, "or was that sarcasm again?" I assured her I was sincere in my gratitude. SHE seemed satisfied, but I desperately need to change.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


So, the other day we went school shopping with Dave's mom and sister. The kids were troopers and endured 9 hours of store after store after store. Jenna is the 5 year old embodiment of "Sharpay" from High School Musical. When we made it to Nordstroms (one of our very last stops) Jenna found these sunglasses, and what could I say?! I told her to put them on so I could take her picture. The pose was her idea. Very out of character for her, she does not have platform shoes or a pretty dress on, but she is still overflowing with attitude. All things fabulous for her.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Birthdays and Sleep Deprivation

On Tuesday the best neighbors and friends anyone could ask for took me to dinner. I had the greatest time, and I got to eat my favorite food (Rumbi.) We got home at a decent hour for any normal person. I, on the other hand am still trying to catch up on my zzzzzz's. It probably doesn't help that I was awake 42 hours straight for Breaking Dawn, the things I will do for an Edward fix. This morning at Target I told my boss that I was an idiot for thinking that I could come back to work. She asked me if I was giving my two weeks notice, I said, "Only if I make it that long." I didn't really give going back that much thought. It is just another job. But, not much longer for me. I need to be able to focus on the important things. I can't believe I am old enough to have a second grader and a kindergartner. Then there is Ty. His new favorite expression is "That's not funny!" Usually followed by "Jenna!" I do not want to be the cause of his temper tantrums when the girls go back to school, so I had better be alert and on my toes (instead of on the couch half awake.) So, back to just cleaning and newspapers. I know that everyone at dinner on Tuesday was thinking WHY? It just took until today for my sleep deprived brain to catch up. Thanks Guys.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


One more thing. Obviously by the dates on our pictures, the computer is not the only thing I have problems with.

What you see is what you get!

So this is as far as I can get setting up a blog with how impatient I am. I know that I am not a computer expert by any means, but my Grandma always asks for my help.