Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Favorite Color: blue and green but really green
Favorite Food: steak
Favorite Treat: raw cookie dough
Favorite Animal: monkey and tiger
Favorite Toy: video games
Favorite Restaurant: Sweet Tomatoes
Favorite Song: Linkin Park - No More Sorrow
Favorite Show: Ridiculousness
Favorite Store: Game Stop
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up: "Can we come back to that? Why are you writing all of this down?"
What Is Your Favorite Thing To Sleep With: uh, my pillow
What Do You Want To Look Like When You Grow Up: Have a goatee
Who Do You Want To Marry: "What kind of question is that?!"

Other interesting things a 12 year old will say:
"Why am I getting sucked into your blog?"
"Why are you asking me this?"
"Why do I have to do my chores?"
"Why can't I have a later bed time?
"Why can't I play Call of Duty?"
"That's so lame"

Fun facts of a 12 year old
5'1" (nearly as tall as me, but I regularly remind him I can still take him out)
size 7 shoe (we share)
Still loves football
Plays the Trumpet
Straight A student

All and all a pretty great kid to have in the family!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Big Kid

Look who's 5 and off to kindergarten in the fall! It's hard to believe how fast the time has gone with her. She is by far our funniest kid, and still the runt of the litter. We sure love her and are so grateful she is a part of our family.

Favorite Color: Blue, pink, and purple
Favorite Food: (giggle) macaroni and cheese
Favorite Treat: cake
Favorite Animal: griaffes and zebras
Favorite Toy: Repunzel doll and different things - "mom - do not ask me my name"
Favorite Restaurant: Jimmy John's "what are you going to ask me now?"
Favorite Song: Taylor Swift "Mean"
Favorite Show: Spongebob Squarepants
Favorite Store: The Bread Store (Outlet Bakery - they give her free Twinkies)
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up: An artist
What Is Your Favorite Thing To Sleep With: Bunny
What Do You Want To Look Like When You Grow Up: I want to have make-up all over me - but not on my forehead
Who Do You Want To Marry: Jess - "He starts with a J mom"

*after a night of sleeping on it, the wee one decided that in fact it is Brody she wants to marry. She woke up this morning and told me I needed to change it. It was VERY important.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


May your days be merry and bright, and may joy fill you not just this season, but all your days spent with those you love.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Picture This

It's been a few since we attempted the family photo. Truth be told - it's been since Curly was 3. That's 5 years. I know right? Being the uptight perfectionist I am, the picture tends to give me great anxiety. The color scheme, the clothes matching but not matchy matchy, then ironed, then on with no goobers before the actual shot is snapped? Despite the moniker, Hollywood needs a bit of smile therapy. Multiply that times six people all happily smiling at the same time? Not a fart's chance in a hurricane of that happenin' people. But one great photographer and one Photoshop program make one family look great! I really wanted Photoshop to make me magically lose another 20 pounds. But I decided to ask Santa for it instead.

Don't you just love them?