Saturday, February 28, 2009
If you are older than 25, I guess you can't hear this noise... I tested it out last night. Jordan & Ben went crazy from the sound, while Michael & I sat there completely freaked out that we're officially old. When did that happen? I'm thinking that it's just a big gag that all people under 25 are in on. Right?
Created by Train Horns
e.t.a. My cats DO NOT like this noise! :)
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The first picture is before the concert when the realized where we were taking them & the 3rd picture is them after the concert with their faux "backstage passes" (you're right if you think Jordan looks a little wired, she slept through most of the concert, as she did the Backstreet Boys & 'NSync...she's a kid who loves & needs her sleep, what can I say?)
Anyway, with the "Economy in Crisis" updates all over the freakin' news & Michael being out of town, I needed something to cheer me up, so I decided to crank up some Hanson. Oh! They really make me happy! I think it's mainly because they remind me of a simpler time... I remember cranking this CD while I was cleaning our little apartment with Ben on my hip. This is a crazy little ditty I spent many hours bopping around to... it makes no sense, but it's fun & I love it!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
I am the champion! Oh yes, I am the champion of Trivia Pursuit Junior. I am so proud.
Yesterday, Michael, Ben & I had a marathon TPJ session. In order to be crowned champion, I had to answer so many difficult questions, such as, get this:
- Which soccer position may touch the ball with his hands, on the field?
- What does a tadpole turn into?
- What holiday falls on the fourth Thursday in November?
- What does the bird say in the poem "The Raven"?
- Who was the Roman demigod best known for his strength?
- What's the aurora borealis more commonly called?
- What toy company produces Barbie dolls?
- What is a chronometer?
- What fireproof material is now thought to be a cause of lung cancer?
(p.s. Michael would've beat me if his last question wasn't about the 7 Dwarves. Hi-ho!)
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
If you're a family person just checking in, you might not be so interested & you might realize just how crazy & insidious the bloggy world can be.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
2. Hand it to 11 year old.
3. Pull a "normal" hair out of your head.
4. Hand it to 11 year old.
5. Let 11 year old compare/contrast the texture/flexability of said strands of hair.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Today I had lunch with an old friend from high school. I found her on Facebook a feww weeks ago, I had no idea she was still in the area. Why is it that I run into people from high school all the time that I DON'T want to see, but I rarely run into an old friend I'd like to catch up with?
We spent 2 hours at Chili's catching up. It was so much fun & we had to leave an extra big tip for taking the table for so long.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
One day something changed. People started smiling at us. Pointing and smiling even. Even talking to us pleasantly. You see, our little girl had learned to sit up on her own. From the moment she could sit up, she would sit STRAIGHT up, eyes wide open, with a big engaging smile on her face. She was so beautiful & friendly, she DARED people to judge us & when they did, she convinced them that we were indeed a wonderful family.
God knew what he was doing when he gave us this one. She's been such a joy & a light in our lives for every one of her 19 years. We've been blessed. Happy Birthday Meggie-Poo! We love you!
Monday, February 16, 2009
The soccer field is like crack to us.
Although Jordan's team has been eliminated from this tournament, we are driving an hour (each way) to watch her old team (full of kids we still love) play against her BFF (who also used to be on that team, but who lives in Chicago now) in the consilation bracket.
I have bribed Ben to come with us by promising to take him to see the Pink Panther this afternoon. It's a win/win for me, as I love soccer & I love movies. :)
Happy President's Day!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
On the plus side, I reinstated my flip-flop tan this weekend. :)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
I enjoyed it much more than I expected to. I think it's one of those movies I could watch several times, along the lines one of my favorite movies, Love Actually.
Morning movies are great for several reasons, among them:
1) Cheap ticket ($5 before noon)
2) Popcorn & Diet Coke for breakfast
3) Theater is usually pretty empty
surprisingly, I was the first one in the theater, so I picked my favorite seat. Dead center of the theater. By the time the movie started, there were 8 other people in the theater... 3 women DIRECTLY(!) in front of me, a couple IN MY ROW 2 seats to my right & a group of 3 people IN MY ROW 2 seats to my left. WTF?! This was a large, stadium style theater. I KNOW I had prime real estate, but as a general rule, if you get to a theater with only 1 person in it, DO NOT SIT IN THE ROW OF, DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF OR DIRECTLY BEHIND THAT ONE PERSON! Oh yeah, and when you DO sit down, no matter how many people are in the theater, please do so gently and without sound effects. No woman in her mid-forties needs to PLOP into a chair with an OOOMPF!
Yeah, I know, I got to go to a movie on a Friday morning, I shouldn't complain...
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The high school season is over for Jordan & for most of the teams that we "follow" (yes, we're soccer stalkers). This means club season is about to start again in full-swing. In fact I just realized that, aside from the week Jordan is in Portugal, this will likely be the last soccer-free weekend we have until June. (Sorry Ben!) Wow!
Next weekend Jordan's team is in a tournament here locally, and after all of the cold (at least to us Floridians) weather we've had lately, I'm really hoping to be able to break out some shorts & flip flops & enjoy some warm sunshine.