Saturday, June 27, 2009


I went to my very first circus on Wed. It was different then I expected, but it was a great time!
we were in the lower level, but at the top of the lower level, so next time I want to get closer seats!

They had several elephants.. they were so cute! and so talented! I love this one, she had a little tattoo on her butt! :) she inspired me to get one.

These people were nuts! I dont know how they did an entire act upside down! the whole time, and they even lifted their legs (one at a time)

It got really quiet when this guy was walking across the tight rope, right before I snapped the picture Riley yelled really loud "What is he doing mommy"!! (in an attitude voice) everyone turned at looked at him it was funny.

The cotton candy was $10 a bag!! but it did come with a cheesy hat :) but still $10! and the slushy's were $9 and they were GROSS!, but I guess it should be expected since the opening night tickets were half off.

They did that trick where they shoot the girl out of the cannon.. sometimes its good to have a camera with a delay :) if you know how to time it.

The tiger's werent that great, they were hard to see.. but I got a good shot of this guy looking a bit like "lunch"

It was a good family time :) I'm glad we went, we are doing allot of new things this year! I love it!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Domestic Goddess... in training

I made homemade ice cream today! :) I have always wanted to. Heather made some and brought some for dessert a few months ago, It was awesome!! Since then I have wanted to get an ice cream maker. I wanted to make it last week, I bought all the stuff.. took it out of the box, and read STEP #1... Freeze the indside container for 12-16 hours!

Crap... so I tried again today, after freezing it for 2 days..
It was so easy! but that little thing is loud,
I made cherry vanilla ice cream, and put in mini-chocolate chips and fresh cherries.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My husband made my day :)

I was having a tough day yesterday, I had a horrible migraine but went to work anyways.. It was so bad tht I had to wear sunglasses while working because the light from PD was to bright. Mike went to Walmart and got me 3 surprises!!
And if you know my husband.. and know his idea of a gift.. Of course I was skeptical.. he said he got something for us to share,, and its on his night stand.. so I am thinking.. what? a new remote for the TV? or a box of tissues, or.. I dunno what else goes on a nightstand.. Turns out he got me something I LOVE!! A sound machine, it has the perfect soft cricket sounds that makes it easier for me to sleep, and rain.,. real sounding rain. :) He did great!!

He also got me this picture frame!!! I LOVE IT!! Its so cute, and he also got me a box of my favorite little debbie snack cakes that I try so hard not to buy at the store because they are horrible for you!,. but.. since I didnt buy them.. I might as well enjoy them!
I am very proud of him! he did it right this time!! Maybe he is learning.. maybe.. hopefully!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Going Dot Com Birthday Bash

Check out this great site for Amazing tips!! :) They have such cute idea's for fathers day!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mental health Day..

I had to take a Mental health day from work today.. @ least it came out of my sick time, and for the first time in a long time I didnt feel guilty at all about calling out.
It was 10 years Yesterday that my mom passed away of Ovarian and Cervical Cancer.. I cant believe its been 10 years.. and all the things that have happened in my life in 10 yaers.. and all the things I missed having her here for.

I got up earlier then normal (for me anyways) played with Riley, Tried out my new American Idol Wii game... which is pretty fun actually. got ready and headed to walmart. Spent way to much time there, but some days you just feel like walking around looking at things you cant afford :) then went to a movie with Emily. We saw
The ghosts of girlfriends past.. It was so cute :) and its nice to look at Matthew mcconaughey for 2 hours.. Then I stopped at Krispy Kreme for a nice family treat to end the day off well.

which.. brings me to my next odd thought of the week..
Ok, So Riley keeps getting my moms bible out of my drawer and I find it around the house, (which bugs me I need to hide it from him, since its important and I dont want him to ruin it) My mother was a spiritual person, but not religous until the end of her life. She taped a post it note to the front of the Bible and written on it the 7 Sins.. 1. Laziness 2. Glutony 3. Greed 4. Lust 5. Envy 6. Anger 7. Pride = #1
So, everytime I pick it up to put it back i see these and think about,, How many of the 7 deadly sins have I commited today.

Today.. I was to lazy to do the dishes #1, Ate 3 krispy keme donuts #2, Called out sick of work #3, Watched Matthew Mcconaughey #4, Wished I could have a baby like my sister in law #5, got upset with the handicap out of state driver in front of me doing 8 miles under the speed limit on a 4 miles stretch where you cant pass #6, and.. for a change.. I wasnt prideful today.. I didnt take pride in much,, but honestly whats wrong with pride.. Pride.. being the best you can be at something.
Like when I take pride in being a great dispatcher = me saving lives, taking pride in being a kind person = making the world a little happier place, taking pride in being a good mom = raising an awesome, kind, responsible, smart, independent, kid ( who will someday grow up to be a great man who will do something amazing with his life)..
So today, I have commited at least 6 deadly sins.. I dont think there is enough holy water in the world to fix that.
Maybe.. I'll ask god to sit down and come up with new ones. That relate more to the world today :) like.. sin #1 pretending to be someone else online (this includes facebook, myspace, chat rooms, and even lying about your body type on your profile) sin #2 Tivo'ing more then 8 hours of non educational, or informational television (only so many guilty little pleasures of watching fluff reality tv shall be allowed) sin #3 MURDER, shouldnt that be like.. #1 on the list.. on the SHALL NEVER DO list?? We can also add in this section, rape, torture, abuse mental, phsycal, animal, child, elder.. that kind of stuff..
sin #4 Stealing, shouldnt this be a sin too. taking something thats not yours, and you didnt earn or pay for.. Sin #5 Not saying "bless you" or "gaszoomtite" after someone sneezes, thats just rude especially if you know the person. sometimes when I am in a movie and someone sneezes.. I even say it in my head, hoping the mental kindness will reach the person that sneezed :) Sin #6 intentially being rude to people for no reason, waiters, waitress's, cab drivers, neighbors, cashiers.. it drives me nuts when people are mean to other people, or snotty for no reason. Its not their fault your having a bad day. Sin #7 DRUGS, that should be a sin too.. of course I dont want all people to stop doing them, because then I wouldnt have a job.. but it should still be on the sin list, or.. doing drugs while pregnant, or caring for children or other people. :)
well, I've had a long day of Sinning, so I suppose I'll finish it off with.. "laziness" watching reality TV, since its how I started the day,

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My kind of Pets!

Riley is learning so much everyday, and we are having full conversations, and sometimes he even wins the arguements.
The other day. he brought out a bucket.. I heard the water running, and of coure I yelled. "NO BATH RILEY".. he walks out and says "These are my pets mommy"
He put his rubber duckies in a bucket of water, Kids are nuts! and they are very creative. He is learning to entertain himself, not having a little brother or sister to play with. :) These are pets I can live with! I even tripped over them later that day. a little water splashed out.. and it was no biggy.. I will dry :)