Showing posts from October 18, 2009

What Motherhood Means To Mean

Mama Kat over at Mama's Losin' It, has given another writing prompt. I chose "What Motherhood Means to You"

When I was 19, I was never going to have children. However, on the very OFF chance that I did, I was not going to stay at home, no sir. That would be my husband's job. I would be the bread winner of the family. What? I was 19. Growing up the thought of having children never actually occurred to me. I was too busy climbing trees, roller skating and riding my bike to worry about all that junk. Then I got married. I certainly wasn't planning on that anytime soon either. I was working. Having kids wasn't foremost in my mind. We had friends in our ward that were married couples our age. I think maybe one couple at the time had a baby. Then pretty soon the next couple got pregnant.

For the first time, I felt something I hadn't before. I felt a desire towards having a baby. It may have been the novelty of being pregnant. Let's face …

Not Random Friday

I am going to borrow from Rachel Sue today. If you read her blog, you know that every Friday is "Random Friday." I love her "Random Fridays." Well today was one of my busy crazy days and my poor weak brain is filled with clutter that I have absolutely no idea what to do with. So I thought I would just post all my thoughts here and kind declutter my brain.

Have you ever been in a doctor's office where there is a clock in the exam room? Is this a secret ploy they all have so that you don't know how long you have been waiting your turn. Do you go through the drawers to pass the time?

Dear Wally Customer:

It's okay that my son sneezed 4 feet away from you. I am quite certain it was simply dust that caused the little 2 or 3 sneeze attack. He is not down with H1N1. And if he were, why on earth would I have him in a public place? If you are that paranoid, I suggest you get the vaccine and wear a mask.

House elves do not exist. No matter what my family th…

Photo Shoot

My birthday was almost two months ago. I got a lot of good stuff. It's always nice to feel the love! One of my gifts was a photo shoot of my family by none other than Emmy. Not only did she do the shoot, but she has also offered to print one(11x14) or 2 8x10's. The hard part is deciding which one. She took over 100 pictures. Don't you love the digital age?? I know I do. Anyway, here are just a few of my favorites.
My Emily, Ryan, Kristin, Rich and Yours Truly
The Boy
Photo Shop is sooo cool. I was actually in this picture trying to scoot away.
He looks sweet and innocent!
All I can do is laugh! hahaha.
My Girls
Can you spot the future celebrity?
Me and the girls
Ryan didn't want to do this one. So I picked him up and faked him out. Mean Mommy!
Deep thought
Yeah...just a few! There is much more. She did a fabulous job.

I am taking on Emmy's new writing challenge...How did they meet. My story is kind of one in a million. I tell young single girls this is not how I recommend meeting a man. It could work out, but might not. So our story started like this....

There was a story, of a lovely lady....wait that was another story. Come to think of it, you never knew how they met, you just new that they did. Oh well. Here is our story...

It was end of Spring semester at the community college. I can only remember two of the courses I was taking. An English class with emphasis on critical thinking, and a biology class. I was also working about 20-25 hours a week at Michael's, which meant I had stretched myself pretty thin. I was finally awarded with a day off. It was Memorial weekend and I got Sunday off. Did I choose to worship this day? Why yes. I chose to worship the sun. My friend and I went to the beach. My mom must have been home that day because it would have been her car…

Me? Really???

I have received my first official blog award!! The Loyal Dragon Award for faithfully commenting on blogs I follow. This award was given to me by Emmy. A good friend and just so happens to be my cousin-in-law. She and my cousin moved here last almost a year!! And our sons became fast friends. I am happy to say that their mothers became fast friends as well.

Now comes the fun part. I am supposed to pass this award on to fellow bloggers who faithfully comment on my blog. The envelope please....

1. A Hermit Mom's Cave. She visits my blog all the time and makes me laugh, and much like her comments here, her blog makes me laugh too.

2. My good friend from high school Silfert. She moved away to Kansas of all places just 6 months after we met. Despite that, we kept in touch over the years.

3. I know Emmy chose her, but I am going to as well. Rachel Sue. Love her comments and love her blog!

4. Even tho she doesn't have a blog of her own...we will get her...…


This video is from the 2003 Barbershop International Convention. After all the competition the top choruses and quartets get to perform in an "exhibition" style show. In addition to this show the was a special performance by The Voices of Lee. In it, they sang "All Rise." It is amazing. I didn't see it in person, but I guarantee that you don't have to in order to fill the amazing it spirit it brings.