Saturday, September 26, 2009

Defining moments

We all have them, those moments that make you realize just who you are and where your life is going, whether you like it or not. I had another one today, it was the moment I realized I was officially a soccer mom. 2 kids, 2 soccer games, over a dozen orange slices, and at least 8 bottles of water 'cause it's still hotter than tabasco sauce here.

I wont bore you with a bazillion pictures of my kids looking adorable in their uniforms, but I do want to point out the mystery that is genetics.

Here's my oldest, (he's the one in the middle) by far the tallest kid on his team.

Here's my youngest (far right), by far the shortest kid on his team.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm just not that talented

I've seen a lot of crazy things at the ASU campus (okay, that's not actually true, but it makes the story better). But the craziest thing, or maybe the most impressive thing, is people riding around on their skateboards and TEXTING!! I can't even text and walk! I can't skateboard for that matter.
I've started to fear for my life because of these board-texters, (I made that term up, but if it catches on I expect royalties). We've all seen the research done on texting while driving... One of these days one of those board-texters is going to take-me-out!! and I don't mean on a date, I mean lay me out, flat on my face, with skateboard tracks on the back of my head!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

because I don't want to study....

I'll blog instead.

I took my youngest to the grocery store with me yesterday, and as I took a gallon of milk out of the refrigerator I whacked him in the face with it..... Hard!! He didn't cry, but he did rub his nose and say "you hurt me, I'm gonna tell my daddy!!!"

I say "son of a gun" a lot. My youngest misunderstands what I say and has instead taken to yelling "Somebody's Gum!!" It's my new favorite thing in the world to say.

I woke up this morning with perfect hair!!! It's full and the layers are perfectly piecey ... I want to put on a really cute dress and go somewhere fun, but I'll end up staying in my sweats all day and studying. What a waste....

I was playing SSX on Tour with my youngest the other day (it's a snowboarding video game), he kicked my trash!!! 4 times!!! He's 3!!! and he's better at video games than me. I don't know if this shows how lame I am as a gamer, or as a mother. Either way, it looks like we're gonna have another video game obsessed child.

My oldest goes to our neighbors houses to play for hours, upon hours, upon hours. And I apparently sit at home looking like I might start bawling at any second. Probably because I feel as though I might start bawling at any second. When did he get so big?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

.....from me

When I was a little girl, younger than I can even remember, I heard the song "You Are My Sunshine" and apparently did not like how it ended. I believed that the final line - "please don't take my sunshine away." - was incomplete and so I added "from me" onto the end. My family obviously found this adorable because they NEVER told me it wasn't how the song actually ended. It wasn't until I was in HIGH SCHOOL and sang the song to a friends young sibling that I realized it wasn't how everyone else sang the song. My friends thought it was hilarious, I was humiliated, and when I confronted my mother she said "how was I supposed to know you didn't know?"

Anyways, it's still one of my favorite songs to sing to my children, probably because it's one of the few I actually know, and because my children really are my sunshine. They are the light in my world and my reason for dragging myself out of bed every morning. Today I found a beautiful, sweet, simple necklace that I want with every ounce of my being... here's the link ... because it's just so perfect. I asked if I could have it for Mothers Day next year, but I hope my darling husband gets it for me sooner... (hint, hint!!)

I think I could spend a lot of money on products from that website, and not just on myself. I think those are some of the most precious pieces of jewelry I have ever seen, I'm a sap though.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


  • School is in full swing and I am eyeball deep in studying.
  • I made a super quick trip to Utah to visit my sister on her birthday over the labor day weekend.
  • While I was there I decided to join a parade, I haven't done that since I was 13 and in a dance or cheer group. This time I rode in a fire truck with my dad, it was a lot more fun because people clap and yell "thank you", also the little boys think it's the coolest thing ever!!!
  • Some 40 year old woman watching the parade was doing the "beauty queen" wave at me. I found it a little disturbing, and yet, I did it back to her.....
  • My husband took my children to Macdonalds every single day I was gone, and then again on tuesday when I was back in AZ, but at school.... If I die, my children will eat nothing but fast food that has play-places at the restaurant.
  • I'm blogging right now to avoid studying.
  • My favorite quote of the day comes from my youngest, "this doughnut is going to be so sweet!!"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So what's the most embarrassing thing you've done today?  'Cause for me it was not carefully rereading what I posted on my nanny's facebook wall.  What did I say you ask?  Well....I was trying to thank her for organizing my pantry but left the R out of pantry and instead it said, "I just walked into my panty...... I heart you!!!"  yes I said panty and love in the same sentence to THE NANNY!!!  It was on her wall for about an hour before I noticed it and erased it but I fear the damage may already be done.  

Is there a rock I can crawl under?  A vacation I could possibly take?