Thursday, June 21, 2012

Proud Mommy Moments--Keepers


I have to say, that my kids are keepers.  Why?  Because they are good kids.  They are not in sports, or take piano because let's face it, that stuff is not cheap.  Instead they live in make believe, they go outside and get dirty, they play games together, Ryan even goes down the street to his friend's house now.  But, they do what they have to do.  Sure they gripe sometimes, but that is a kids job.  They follow the rules, accept responsibility, are honest, and treat others with kindness.  So yeah, I am a proud Mom.  And I will keep them.

Are you a proud Mom/Aunt/Grandma/Caregiver???  Link up with EmmyMom and Kmama and share.



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We Want To Know

I haven't participated with Mamarazzi and CrazyMama and their weekly Meme of We Want To Know!  Each week they ask 5 questions and well, you answer them.  Simple.  The fun part?  The questions!  You never know what they are going to be asking.

So here are the questions this week:

(1) What is the usual summer high temperature where you live?
(2) How do you keep cool? Do you have central air?
(3) Do you swim? If you get in the water do you get your hair and make-up wet?
(4) What is your favorite summer look? As far as outfit , shoe choice and hairstyle? (Pics are rad or just describe it.) Do you wear less make-up in the summer?
(5) What is your favorite summer meal to make or eat, either way? (Score extra cool points for a recipe.)


1.  What is the usual summer high temperature where you live?
We live in the desert region so it can get pretty dang hot here.  One summer it got all the way up to 114.  Yep.  I would say the average temp for us is 104.

2.  How do you keep cool?  Do you have central air?  I think it's mandatory here...and if it isn't, well it should be!  Yes, we have central air!  Thank heaven!  Kids keep cool the old fashion way--sprinklers.  We also take occasional trips to the beach.

3.  Do you swim?  If you get in the water do you get you hair and make up wet?  I swim every chance I get.  I love being in a pool.  It's so soothing.  I love to float.  No make up, as what is the point of it if you are going to be in water.  And yes, I get wet...completely.  Because that is totally the point.

4.  What is your favorite summer look?  As far as outfit, shoe choice, and hairstyle? (pics are rad or just describe it.)  Do you wear less make up in the summer?  I am a capris and shirts kind of gal and sandals.  My is short, and does what it wants.  I make due with it.  As for make up, it just depends on what I am doing that day.  Grocery shopping, probably won't bother.  Hanging around the house cleaning def not, but running errands, maybe out to lunch then yes I will do a simple make up job.  And I would post a pic of me in a typical summer outfit, but this is not my computer...mine is sick and not even here.  

5.  what is your favorite summer meal to cook or eat, either way?  (Score extra points for a recipe!)  I love to grill in the summer.  Steaks, ribs, chicken, burgers.  You name it.  I love the flavor.  And no, my husband does not do it.  I do.  I am the grill master.  As for a recipe...I love hot fudge sundaes (pretty much year round) but summer time is good too...so here is a killer recipe for them...just follow this link.

And that is it!  If you would like to play along...go ahead and link up with Mamarazzi and Crazymama!

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Just Say Thank You

*Just a notice that I am doing this from my email.  My computer is having a major meltdown right down and I am doing what I can with what I have.*
When Kristin and I went to her friend's graduation, I brought my camera because I am a camera person and I was certain she would want pictures.  I got some good shots.  At least, I hoped I did as I couldn't tell if they were good, the sun was shinning and I couldn't see the image display. 
When I got home that night, I uploaded the pictures I took and started editing them.  I want a better program.  Yeah the one that costs a lot of money. I digress.  I did my magic with the one I have.  And the pictures came out looking..."decent."  I quickly uploaded them to Facebook and tagged the friend and his parents(as promised) and then on Sunday his mom thanked me and told me what great pictures they were.  I smiled and told her I was disappointed that they were grainy and wished I had used a different setting.  Etc.  Why?  Why didn't I just say, "Thank you" and be done with it?  Do you do this?  Can you take a compliment or do you dismiss it?