Friday, September 16, 2011

These Magic Moments

I am participating in Shell's Magic Moments where you share magic moments in pictures.  This was hard as there are so many to choose from.
My Wedding Day
Seeing my childhood BFF for the first time in 20 years
Seeing our Little Middle take her first breath when we thought she wouldn't.
 3 Generations
Seeing my first born take her first big step -- promoting out of middle school and into high school.

So many magic moments in my life that it is impossible to limit them.  

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Proud Mommy Moments--Am I Blue?

In Ryan's class the kids each have a behavior chart with colors.  The cooler colors mean good behaviors.  Green is where each child starts.  The warmer colors are the trouble areas.  Yellow is a warning, orange means you had to sit out and red means you had to go to the office and see the principle.  Red is the only color you can't move back from.  Most days Ryan is green.  Sometimes his color is yellow because he gets too excited in his play and he is very "hands on."  He tries very hard each day.  He wants to be purple as this is the top of chart of good behavior.  I am happy for each day he is green.  The boy just can't sit still.

Yesterday he was blue. Not only did he make it to blue, he was also the line leader and teacher's helper.  His teacher said he had an awesome day.  He kept his hands to himself and followed directions. 

What is your Proud Mommy Moment?  Link up with Emmy and KMama.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

DWTS My Picks


Since I felt the producer's of DWTS, choices were less than stellar, it got me thinking:  Hmmmm, could I do better?  Well of course that got me thinking.  Who would I want to see on my beloved show?  Well let's see's not as easy as I thought it would be.  Not to mention they have to be paired up.  But a little obsession extra thought and here is what I came up with:

Michelle Kwan, Olympic silver medalist, world champion and professional ice skater.  Like her predecessor--Kristi Yamaguchi--I think she has great potential for the mirror ball trophy.  I would pair her with Derek Hough.  


Tony Hawk because my son loves to watch the cool dudes do cool stunts on their skateboards.  Tony Hawk because it would be out of his comfort zone, and it would be interesting to see how he handled it.  I would pair him with Kym Johnson.


Mary Tyler Moore because she is classy, she is cool, she would be hilarious and because we had Cloris Leachman a few seasons back.  I would pair her with Tristan Macmanus.

Scott Bakula because he's Scott Bakula and I am a fan!  He was the star of Quantum Leap.   He is a very nice person--I met him so I get to say that-- and I would love to see him on the dance floor.  He did do some dancing but actual ballroom dancing?  No.  I would pair him Anna Trebunskaya.

Linda Cardellini...she played Velma in the Scooby Doo movies and the nurse "Samantha Taggart" in ER.  to name some.  She seems spunky and a lot of fun.  I would pair her with Val Chmerkovskiy.

Jason Ritter, son of the late John Ritter.  He has been in many things already, and dang but he looks like his dad!   Is he like his Dad?  Does he have that same comedic timing?  Is he silly?  Kind? and generous?  I have no idea.  I would pair him with Petra Murgatroyd.


Jean Smart.  Oh this woman would be an absolute riot.  Plus I think she would do really well.  But I have to give a partner who would be her be equal because I have a feeling she would be a bit of a challenge. In a fun sort way.  Therefore, I would pair her with Maks Chmerkovskiy.


Frankie in Malcolm in the Middle and Agent Cody Banks!  Hey I don't know very much about him, but his name came to me and I went with it.  Lacey Schwimmer for his partner.

Alyssa Milano.  How many of you remember her from her "Who's the Boss?" days?  How about "Charmed?"  Well on the dance floor the boss would be Tony Dovolani.


Corbin Bleu:  actor, singer song-writer.  This former Disney kid was not just picked by me for my eldest.  Karina Smirnoff also mentioned recently that she would like to see him on the show.  Therefore, I would pair her up with him.

Brenda Song, another Disney star.  She recently wrapped up with the series finale of Suite Life on Deck and has some projects lined up, but I thought it would be fun to have two youngsters on the show.  And who better to pair her with than Mark Ballas?


Barry Williams.  Barry Williams because we had Mrs. Brady...err Florence Henderson so why not another Brady?  Err...Barry!  He would be very likeable.  Would he go as far as his TV mom?  His partner:  Cheryl Burke.

So there you have it.  My line up!  And if that doesn't work for about this idea--I've got a million of them--a season of all the returning champions!  Who would you vote for?  Who would win?  What fun that would be?  In a word:  EPIC!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Status Quote--Sept 2011

It's the Status Quote the monthly Meme that Emmy and I do where you share your friends Facebook and Twitter updates.  You can leave out names and locations to protect the innocent or guilty as the case may be.  And then link up with us!

If we're talking most underrated bands of the 90's, then I'm talking "Zac Attack"!  Dig Zac's crazy hair.

Some more advice: To ensure you never cut yourself while chopping vegetables, get a friend to hold the vegetables.  Better yet, get the friend to cut the vegetables.

My 5y/o just told me to go to my room and think about sharing. Bc I didn't want to share a cookie with him. He already ate his!  I love their idea of sharing.

Sometimes I wish I was like Sam on Bewitched. Then I could wiggle my nose and these crazy ass kids would be in bed and asleep.  Oh the dreams I have had with her amazing powers.  My house would be immaculate.  Laundry would always be done, and everyone would be VERY nice to me.

You know how we smack our household appliances when they're malfunctioning and it makes them work? I wish I could do that with certain people.  I am sure a lot of people feel this way.
Do you want to speak to the man in charge or to the woman who knows whats really going on?  That is such a loaded question.
Ever want to walk up to a clerk at Home Depot and ask in which aisle they keep the banjos?  No, but I so want to now.
If I plucked all my gray, I'd be bald!!! Thnx C!!! Lol  That is what kids are for!
All the kids are snuggled up on our bed, he and I are on our ipads ignoring the night is the best! Sounds like our house, except it would be him on his DROID and me on my laptop.
If God doesn't call me to be a police officer I'd like to work in a restaurant. Not Taco Bell or Del Taco but one of those famous ones like McDonald's. I love kids.  They say such awesome stuff.

My 4-year-old in the middle of a fight "I wish I was all grown up and living by myself!"  I am certain her life at home is just horrible (heavy sarcasm)
Overheard on the news: "People are having to dip into their savings to pay for child care in many states." Overheard out of my mouth: "People have savings?!"  I have has dust bunnies...but I have savings.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Dancing With Who?

I waited with breathless anticipation.  I cheated and went online I found out who was going to be on this season.  My first reaction was less than enthusiastic.  It also may have been something along the lines of, "Who ARE these people!?"  Well let's have a look at their new line up shall we...

Carson Kressely:  Emmy winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer.  Okay...he's actually a star.  Keep.  He's paired with Anna Trebunskaya.  They will be the best dressed on the floor.

Chynna Phillips:  Singer/Song writer and "pop princess" another star.  She is paired with Tony Dovolani.  He treats all his stars well.

David Arquette:  actor, writer, and producer...oh yeah and he was married to Courtney Cox.  He's a star!!!  He will be dancing with Kym Johnson.  These two will be fun together.

Elisabetta Canalis:  Super Model: Italy.  She is gorgeous.  She is Italy. she a star?  I think the verdict is out on that one. Not sure I like her attitude.  She comes across as, "You may admire me from afar."  She is paired with Val Chmerkovskiy.  As in Maks' brother. If he is anything like his brother.  He could give her a run for her money.

Hope Solo:  Soccer superstar.  Well I don't follow sports, but it says she is a super star so there you go.  Her partner.  Maks.  I know nothing about her, but I know enough about him.  And it is never boring.

J.R. Martinez  Soaps real life hero.  " J.R. Martinez is an Iraq war veteran, motivational speaker and actor on ABC's All My Children. In April 2003, at 19 years old, he was serving as a Humvee driver for the U.S. Army in Iraq when his left front tire hit a landmine. He suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to more than 40 percent of his body."  I have seen little blurbs with him and he has already won my vote.  He is real, and really a star.  I look forward to seeing him on the floor.  He is paired with Karina Smirnoff.

Kristin Cavallari "reality's sweetheart."  While I am tired of reality people being on this show, I will say she has been on a variety of shows such as CSI and The Middle.  Still I have no clue who she is...but she is working on that stardom thing.  She is paired with:  Mark Ballas.  He will be crushing on her.


Nancy Grace:  The Court room Queen.  No clue who this is.  But apparently she is controversial.  And will make Len cry.  I would like to see this.  Seeing her in the blurbs makes me think she will be more entertaining than anything else.  Her partner: new comer, Tristan Macmanus.

Rikki Lake:  I know her!  Well I don't know her.  But I know who she is.  And that lucky dog gets Derek!  She's in it to win it she says.  Go for it Rikki.  And with Derek on your side, you have a great chance!!!

Rob Kardashian. are not a star.  You are known because of a reality TV show.  Doesn't count.  But you get to be on DWTS.  And you get to dance with Cheryl Burke!!  I hope you understand and truly appreciate how good you have it right now!


Ron Artest  I want you to know that is called Dancing with the Stars not...The Ron Artest show!!  I already don't like the basketball player.  On the night of the press conference he came on stage and took off his shirt.  BARF!   He is paired with Petra Murgatroyd another new comer.

Chaz Bono.  Chaz, you are famous because you have famous parents.  You made a documentary about your change.  Does that make you a star?  Maybe.  I digress.  Cher has my vote as a mother who showed that you love your child no matter what.  Chaz is there to dance.  Okay Chaz, bring it, bring your dance but not your agenda.  Your partner is the best and most suitable for you:  Lacey Schwimmer.

So could I do any better at casting a line up of stars for my beloved show? Tune in on Wednesday to find out!!!

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