It's time to lose your mind and let the crazy out.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Sunday, November 22, 2009

O.k., so you caught me.

I didn't post Friday or Saturday. I blew the NaBloPoMo. Blah. I tried to make a quick post Friday morning from the farm, but every once in awhile down there my computer doesn't like blogger.com, so after that didn't work, I didn't post on Saturday either. We were at the winery all weekend, doing the Wine Diva thing and had B&B guests both nights. They had a gift certificate, and had been patient through all my pregnancies to finally use it. They were actually the owners of the Dirt Cheap stores, and we had a nice talk about successive planning. Wish my Dad could have been there.

It was nice not having the internet around though, so I'm really not that sad that I didn't post. John's phone was dead too, and although I bought him that phone, and it comes in handy at times, I will have to admit that I don't mind it when it dies also. It's too distracting.

I need you all to do me a favor. I need you to say some prayers for my brother in law, Brant, who is having surgery tomorrow in New York City. I know they are all worried, and hopeful at the same time. There are days when I can hardly think of anything else than Brant, and Melissa and Will, and I'm sure tomorrow will be one of them. I can only pray that the Good Lord will be by his side and that the worst is behind them.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Lovey

This picture in the leaves isn't quite as good as the other one, but to be honest, I'm running out of things to post everyday. I've made it this far, I can keep going...have to get out the camera more...(yeah that's just what I need!) ;) Next week, btw, is International Leave A Comment Week- so get ready to give me some feedback.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Clean Baby!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I used to think my life was often empty, a lonely space to fill

I love this furrowed brow look...seen most recently here.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Grandma Came To Visit!

bet these would look nice in black and white...

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

I Made This

said in the same tone and emphasis as Tom Hanks in Cast Away, "Aha. Look what I've created. I have made fire!"


Saturday, November 14, 2009

It Was A Good Ride While It Lasted

goodbye, equinox, we won't forget you soon...

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Da Girls

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Me...On the Tv...Crazy

Click here for a link to my segment yesterday on Great Day St. Louis. It was exhilarating. Carol, one of the hosts, quoted my blog back to me off air. I don't think that's ever happened before. This Chevy promotion sure has been fun. Can.not.believe.the.Equinox.goes.back.tomorrow. The sadness. You still have time to test drive one of these amazing cars. Go now until November 22nd. Get a free massage just for test driving it. Maybe I can go next week and test drive a Traverse and get another free massage. =) Think they'd know? We were supposed to mention the test drives on the show, but somehow the conversation never took that path. I also had good intentions of mentioning the winery, but alas, that didn't happen either.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Halloween 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Be Proud To Be Out Of Your Mind and Out Of Control and One More Time Loud As You Can, How Does It Go?

Oh, free time, why do you elude me? Why must you avoid me? Where do you go? I used to spend hours in front of the tv, night after night John and I would have what I would consider a date now, Amazing Race on Sundays, Dancing With The Stars on Mondays, Survivor, The Office and Grey's Anatomy on Thursdays, throw some House in there, some How I met Your Mother and a CSI NY or two and you could round out our weeks. I can't remember when I had the time to change a light bulb, scoop the kitty litter, or get pictures developed. I guess it hit me tonight when I realized I have to give the car back on Friday. What? I had all these ideas swimming in my head of videos and blog posts, and ways to promote and I feel like I've only done the bare minimum. I had this BRILLIANT idea to get John and Chuck to learn this choreography

in front of the car, even had Chuck bribed with wine, but John backed out. I had an idea to have the marching band learn the dance, or play their instruments in the car. I have a video half done that pertains to work, I have a video completely in my head that requires more video editing than I know, but I'm still going to try...

I looked back a year ago on this blog where I told you I was pregnant and I was worried that we would have no money and no time for each other and man did I call that one. We had a date on October 30th (thank you Amanda and family), but that seems like light years away. We have started calling each other on our cell phone on our way to work in the morning to catch up. How pathetic is that?

I'm going to be on Great Day St. Louis tomorrow, and I'm so excited I hope I can sleep tonight. Wouldn't matter anyway because we have started sleep training Charlotte and what I remembered was after we sleep trained Cecilia we all slept better and I stopped feeding her in the middle of the night. What I forgot was that it takes days, I mean nights, hours and hours of up in the middle of the night soothing her without picking her up, listening to her cry (oh gosh so sad.) We're all exhausted over here. Maybe I need Visine for tomorrow's tv appearance. It's only supposed to be 3 or 4 minutes and we all know how fickle tv can be, but I bought a new top anyway. I originally bought this

but John said it wouldn't work so we bought something else tonight.

Don't think for a minute that I'm complaining that I have kids or that all this leads to that, not in the least. Last night Charlotte rolled over from her back to her belly and I told the babysitter about it this morning and she said she did it yesterday too. What!?! I missed the very first roll over from back to front? I cried when I got to the car. How am I missing all this? How am I paying someone else to do what comes so naturally and feels so right?

It's time for bed. It's only 9:52 p.m., but it feels like 11:30 p.m. Wish me luck on the tv tomorrow. Then I have to head back to work tomorrow afternoon. Gah. Even though I had Friday off and had a nice time in Chicago, I'm already in need of another vacation.
Or at the very least some Calgon.

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Forever Young

my little butterball

My cousin's wife Anne in Chicago is a professional photographer and when we met up with everyone on Saturday at The Morton Arboretum she snapped these gorgeous photos of the girls. I'm pretty sure these deserve a permanent place in my home.

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

I Don't Want To Come Back Down From This Cloud

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Blogging from Chicago

This is John's last Saturday of work for awhile, and I took the girls to Chicago to visit Aunt Linda and Uncle Ken, or as the girls refer to them as "Mimi" and "Papa." We're having a great time, many more pictures to come.

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Friday, November 06, 2009

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Have You Seen This One Yet?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

August 1977

Here's me at 22 months.

Who's idea was it to do this again? It's only the 4th day and I'm already feeling burdened.

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Welcome to My World... Good Times

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sleepy Baby

Sunday, November 01, 2009

happy baby!