Saturday, February 23, 2008

Who Needs Toys?

Who needs toys, when you have metal bowls and wooden spoons to play with? Princess J has officially figured our how to open up the cabinets and grab everything. So, in order to avert her attention away from said cabinets mommy pulled out a metal bowl and wooden spoon for her to play with. She was in noise heaven! When given the choice of her regular toy or the wooden spoon, it was the wooden spoon that maintained her affections. When we tried to take the wooden spoon away the tears started flowing. I couldn't help but snap this photo of her playing with her new found favorites. So, with Princess J's 1st birthday quickly approaching, we're thinking maybe we should check out the new Martha Stewart pots and pans at Macy's.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sailing Trip ***CANCELLED***

Sadly, we don't have a sailing trip to look forward to tomorrow. Mother Nature has other plans for the day. I am so disappointed for my little one, because I know the trip would have been so joyful for him. The trip will be scheduled for another day, but I'm still sad today.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


If you know me, you know that I am a reality tv junkie. You also know that I am a Survivor junkie! I was so excited for this season, to see some of the favorites from past seasons hook it up and hopefully kick som boootay! I was also super excited that a local favorite was headed back to the Survivor camp. Yau-Man from Martinez, California was definately my favorite during his first season, and to see him back, I was hoping for a big win for him! Unfortunately, the favorites are not cleaning up like I had hoped. Sadly, because Cirie (who used to be a favorite of mine, but now I hope she leaves soon) is an idiot, my favorite survivor was sent home packing. So, now I have to pick a new favorite to root for this season. I'm stuck between Ozzy and James now. I guess for now, I'm just hoping that Cirie gets sent packing. Ugh!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Okay, so you've never heard of it. If you drove through it and blinked, you would probably have missed it. It's a small quaint little town with a few small businesses and very friendly people. The two biggest things in this least all those many years ago.....the elementary school and the high school. Imagine my suprise this evening while watching the local news to hear the name of my high school and small podunck town where it's located in the first 11 minutes. It's sad, that this is why my alma mater made the news. It is a great school and I look back at my years there as fun times! Sometimes, I actually miss those days where my only responsibility was getting that English paper done! :D

Sonoma Co. Student Arrested For School Bomb Threat

CBS 5 CrimeWatch
FORESTVILLE (BCN) ― A student at El Molino High School in Sonoma County was arrested Wednesday on charges he emailed a bomb threat to his school on Tuesday.Sheriff's deputies Wednesday served a search warrant at a home on Harrison Grade Road, where they arrested the student and seized materials that could be used to build "destructive devices," although no actual bomb was found at the residence or school, authorities said.Knives, swords and replica firearms were also seized at the home.The email threat, sent anonymously, gave a specific date as to when the school would be bombed, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department.The sender used what county officials called a "hacker Web site" to hide identity and IP address. Property crimes detectives were able to identify the sender and where the message was sent from.The student's name was not released because the student is a minor.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!!!

This was a year of firsts with Valentines Day. It was Little J's first year to exchange Valentines at school with his classmates. I'm sure that I was much more into it than he realized. Little J definately gave out the best Valentines! This was also Princess J's first Valentines Day! She was the cutest little one in her Little Gym class all dressed for Valentines fun! Here are a few photos from our day today, hopefully we'll get a few more tonight!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Someone Got a Haircut!

It's about time, that this little boy got a haircut! He was starting to look like a real mop! Daddy said extra short, so this is our new Little J! This last month for Little J has been crazy! Lots of 6 and 3 month check-ups, a few breakthrough seizures, that were cleared up quickly thanks to our wonderful neurologist and he brought home his first cold from school. He came through the cold fairly quickly and without too much trouble, but he did manage to pass it on to the rest of the family. I think poor Princess J got the worst of it.

In other exciting news, Little J is going to be going on his first sailing trip the weekend of February 23rd. We are so excited for this opportunity!

A local angel dad has become informally associated with Heart of Sailing Foundation. What could be more fun for a kid who loves water and wind!!! I think Little J will have a blast! As of right now all four of us are planning on going on the sail, but if the weather is too cold for Princess J, then just G and Little J will be taking the ride. I can't wait to photograph all the fun! Be on the lookout for those photos!!!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Lil' Miss Grumpy-Pants

Won't let me get a darn thing done. Princess J is Princess Grumpy Pants today. Actually, she's been grumpy since last night. Of course I should have totally expected that since I had a plan to scrap last night. No sooner had I sat down at the scrap table and opened my grungeboard pack, Princess Grumpy Pants was in full action. So, Michelle, I owe you coffee. I did start on my project, but there is no way I can finish it today....Princess Grumpy Pants said so!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Challenge You Say?

So, after a Sunday of selling all of those scrap items that are just not getting any love to clear the clutter, what is the last thing on earth that you think I would do? Of course you didn't say buy anything new scrap related right? You said, run right out and replace the old stuff you got rid of with new stuff....right? I think it's impossible for me to say that I won't buy new scrap stuff. It's just simply unrealistic. What I have vowed to do, is to use the stuff. Today, I picked up a package of these sheets of grungeboard by Tim Holtz. It looked quite interesting and all of the sudden I got a few ideas floating around in my head. Well, in general, stuff like this is not really up my alley. It just looked interesting though. So, my challenge is to use the stuff! HA! While I was roaming the scrap store (Picture Me Perfect) with Michelle (who's blog I would share with you, but she never updates it!! LOL) and holding on to this package of grungeboard sheets, I decided that I would do something with this right away! My challenge is to use the grungeboard on something tomorrow and post it by sometime on Friday afternoon. If I succeed, then I get the satisfaction of using stuff that I bought, if I fail, then I have to spend more money by buying Michelle a Starbucks! Actually, I'll probably buy her a coffee even if I succeed. :D So, be on the lookout Friday for something grungeboard.....hopefully it will be spectacular, but don't get your hopes up! :D

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Thank Goodness I'm Not Alone!

Today was our annual mechanics garage sale at Picture Me Perfect. Every few months, our mechanics team is able to use the store to sell off our unused treasures so they can go to good homes that will actually use them....or maybe add to their collections. I had not participated in the last few, and since moving my scraproom, I took the opportunity to go through everything. I can't believe all the stuff I have gotten over the years that have just gone unused. I had to be ruthless and just get rid of stuff, because it was taking over the house and just making me feel completely uncreative. I felt like a lunatic when I showed up with all my boxes full of stuff. Once I saw everyone else though, I felt a ton better! Thanks ladies! As you can see by the photos we had a ton of stuff. Everything from totes, stamps, paper, inks, tools...just anything scrapbooking and crafting that you could. I can't believe that all of this stuff belonged to only 8 girls. I got rid of a lot of stuff, but still have some things left over. I think with what I have left, I'm going to try to do an online garage sale on Craigslist.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Things that made me smile today!

Mornings are crazy around here, especially when our routine is thrown off a little. Today was one of those mornings! Little J had an appointment at 9:15 this morning, and then had to go to school a little late. Getting everyone ready and out the door to arrive anywhere on time is a challenge, but one we are getting used to. This morning was no different, anything that could challenge me and make the clock tick faster was happening and I was getting frustrated. It didn't help, that when I got in the car, it seemed that everyone was cutting me off left and right! Ugh...that's a whole other post. Anyway, as I got more frustrated, I told myself to take a deep breath and relax...and then it hit me! We recently bought the new Backyardigans CD Born To Play for the kiddos. Little J gets a kick out of the Backyardigans and enjoys the music. So anyway, as I was taking my deep breath and relaxing, I realized that I was actually singing all the words to the song "Almost Everything is Boinga". Holy heck! When did I learn all of the words to that! It made me smile and even a little giddy, that these cute little cartoon characters could sing such a catchy tune and not only make my Little J smile and laugh with joy, but that it would pass on to me as well!

So, in honor of the Backyardigans these are the things that made me smile today!

1. Realizing that I knew all the words to the "Almost Everything is Boinga" song and that I was singing it out loud!

2. My Venti Peppermint Mocha Frappacino with an add shot blended from our local drive-thru Starbucks!

3. Firecracker Chicken at Panda Express

4. The looney guy that opened the door for me at Panda Express and said "God Be With You" and when I thanked him and returned the sentiment, he said it was "Be Nice to Sinners Day"! ROFLOL!!! He jumped out of his chair whenever anyone was at the door and said the same thing to everyone who came in!!! HA! He was doing the same thing as people were leaving as well, so when I left, I told him that we better be nice to everyone then! :D

5. Seeing Little J's joyful smile when I picked him up from school!

6. All the random people who thought that G was giving me a ticket when he met me up at the school to pick up Little J!

7. My 1 1/2 hour nap this afternoon!
8. Watching Princess J running down the hallway in her walker! I must get a good picture of this so you can see! It is so stinkin cute! For anyone who has seen her favorite show Yo Gabba Gabba! She reminds of us Brobee (the little green one) with his hands waving in the air! :D

9. Both kiddos falling asleep with Daddy tonight! Free night for Mommy!

10. Knowing that I'll be unloading some scrap stuff at the garage sale on Sunday!!!! I'll post some details on that tomorrow for anyone that might be interested!