Saturday, October 24, 2009


For my Personality Theory and Research class I had to take a personality test called the NEO personality inventory and also give it to someone else close to me and then compare our personalities. This particular test is used by Trait theorists who believe that there are 5 major personality components that everyone has, and within those 5 major traits are smaller "sub-traits" that make up the main trait.

Have I lost any of you yet?

So the trait theorists believe that everyone falls somewhere along a continuum in these various traits. There is an average area where most people fall on the traits but people will score higher or lower in maybe one area because that part of their personality is stronger.

I of course, forced Jason into taking it. He didn't really put up a fight, but I could tell he didn't want to do it because he knew I would analyze it 'til the cows came home. But the good news for him is, the cows weren't out too long. I wont go into all the details of how he and I scored, but I will tell you all this much, Jason's personality is very mild, he falls in the average range for just about every trait there is. I, on the other hand, am all over the place. But lets be honest, is anyone here really surprised?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Let's hear it for my MAN!!!

He came through for me, again!! He got me that adorable necklace I was wanting ever so desperately, and I LOVE IT!!! And he bought it for me for no reason in particular, just 'cause he loves me and loves spoiling me. He's kind of a sucker when it comes to me...

Here's an incredibly unclear, and unworthy picture of it on my neck, not that it's some grand piece of jewelry, but I do adore it. On one of the circles it has my children's names, and on the other is says "you are my" and then has a picture of a sunshine.
Here's the link to the website with a better picture, vintage pearl.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We went to a low-key pumpkin patch this year but still had just as much fun!!!

We went for a hayride...

Then decorated some free small pumpkins with foam stickers..

But of course the small ones weren't good enough and we had to find some pumpkins worthy of our boys coolness... and then torture them by telling them they had to carry it.

And no party would be complete without a bloody nose! He acquired this one while in a bounce house, and while he may have looked worse, the other kid cried and he didn't!!! I guess you're just tougher when you're 6 years old.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Let's hear it for my boy!!

My oldest turned 6 yesterday!! 6!!!!!!!! I may have a heart attack, or brain aneurism, or a shot of vodka, I just don't think I can handle my baby growing up.

For his party we went to a local party place that has all the blow-up toys and let the boys run wild.
I seriously couldn't get a focused picture, the boys just wouldn't hold still long enough.

They had a blast. Then I handed out the party favors and masks and made them pose for this picture.
I love humiliating children.

After the party he had a soccer game and became the star of the team when he scored all 4 goals for his team and won the game!!!

I'd say all in all he had an awesome day!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I've been feeling really scatter brained lately, and from reading through my recent posts I've decided I sound scatter brained too. And I am sorry if I have given you mental whiplash or even worse, brain farts. I don't think I can help it right now, my brain is scattered... and overloaded... and doped up on caffeine.

But lucky for you my children have been hilarious as always and so I now give you "great kid quotes". This weeks edition is brought to you by my oldest.

..."man it's cold today!!! Arizona must be sick!!!"
..."hey mom, is Walgreen's a store that sells green things?"
After scoring his second goal during his soccer game..."Dude, I'm soooo GOOD!!"
...."I think that pink donuts taste like perfume."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

8 years

Today Hot Dr. Hill and I are celebrating our 8 year anniversary. We have been through a lot together and are more in love today than we were on our wedding day. It seems strange that so much time has already passed and yet when I stop and reflect on the past 8 years so much has changed. A few bullets to illustrate
  • Jason went from a sophomore in college to a DDS. I unfortunately am still working on a degree
  • 2 kids
  • We've made our way from a 400 sq ft apartment to a 400 sq ft master bedroom.
  • 3 states
  • 10 pounds each
  • 3 wedding bands (Jason)

Friday, October 2, 2009


Today I was reminded why I do not, and should not, have a career involving large numbers of children. First, I volunteered in my oldest sons kindergarten class. It was fun, I sat in the back of the room, and when the children would stop paying attention to the teacher to look at me I would make a face at them. Which of course only encouraged the behavior.. I couldn't help it.

Then this afternoon all the neighborhood kids were playing in our front yard and I got suckered into a conversation with a 10 year old about my husbands Dodge Charger. He was telling me that his dad said that you should never buy American made cars because they were just "missing something".
I responded with "well, I think foreign cars are just missing something." When he inquired what it was I thought they were missing, I responded "BALLS!!" I could have just said they were missing "something" without elaborating, he's only 10 after all, but I couldn't. He had already insulted my shirt twice, and I wasn't going to let him insult my husbands car!!!

I wonder if his parents will ever let him come play again.... I wonder if I'd even care....