Monday, September 26, 2011

30 Truths for Mature People

I thought this was a pretty good list.  How many do you agree with?  

1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How in the world are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work (or home) when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.
13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this – ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?),but when I immediately call back,it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
19. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.
20. Sometimes I’ll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
21. I would rather try to carry 10 over-loaded plastic bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
22. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.
23. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
24. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?
25. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent someone from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
26. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?
27. There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
28. As a driver, I hate pedestrians ,and as a pedestrian, I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate bicyclists.
29. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
30. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet almost everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blessings Unlimited

So I did something I never thought I would do.  I became a consultant to sell something. (GASP!)  The thing is I absolutely LOVE the products.  

While at the MOPS Convention in Nashville, I came across a booth where I wanted to buy EVERYTHING!  It was the Blessings Unlimited booth.  They are a company from DaySpring, a subsidiary of Hallmark.  They are the world's leading producer of Christian greeting cards and gifts.  

I love that it is a Christian company and their products all have a verse or and inspirational saying on them. I want anyone who walks into my home to know that my family loves Jesus and that even the things we display show that love.  

I now have a website up where you can shop and browse their products.  I especially love their Special Day plate, their handbags, and wall sayings.  Okay, I really love most of their stuff.  You can view my website HERE.  If you would like to host a Gathering, let me know.  Their products would be awesome Christmas gifts.  You can also buy directly from the website.  I would love to hear from you!

Monday, September 5, 2011

A mini Vacation

We took a mini family vacation after the wedding.  I saw on a friends' blog a year ago a post about the Morton Arboretum.  (Thanks Jessi!)  We thought it looked like fun and thought we if ever were that direction it would be a definite stop for us.  It didn't disappoint.  We loved it and would highly recommend it.

We also went to the Riverwalk and rented a paddle boat.  The girls thought it was great and took turns steering.  Their goal was to chase the ducks.
And on the way home we had to stop at the home of one of our favorite shows, American Pickers.  It was fun, though none of the cast were there that day.
They were in town, so their trucks were there.

Overall, it was a fun few days together and truly needed to refresh. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Cousin's Wedding!

We made the 8 hour trip to my cousin's wedding a couple weeks ago.  It was a blast being with family and celebrating the wedding.
Unkie Patrick with my cousin Wendy's kids, Noah and Naomi, and my girls.

Auntie Kathy with Paige

Waiting for the wedding to start with Unkie and Auntie.

The beautiful bride, Ariel, and her father.

Noah, Naomi, Paige, Allie, Alaina, and Ryan.  Allie and Ryan are my cousin, Kimberly's twins and neice and nephew of the groom and now bride.

The kids running circle's around Lucas, Kimberly's husband.  I remember running around at family events with all of my cousins and having a ball when I was younger.  It's so fun to see my kids now playing with those same cousins kids.

My cousin Nicholas and his bride, Ariel, cutting the cake.  They are both avid readers and had all of their favorite books made into cakes as the center pieces with a framed paper telling why those books are dear to them.  It was very cool.

My grandma with the great-grands that were there.  I love this picture.  Note Olivia pulling off Amelia's headband, Alaina grabbing for Ryan, Grandma laughing at the antics.  It's just priceless.

Here is the best we could get of all the kids with Great Grandma.  The kids from the left:  Allie, Paige, Noah, Naomi, Amelia, Olivia, Alaina, and Ryan.

And here are all the kids with the Bride and Groom.

Pretty as a picture!

Lainey with her best bud Noah.  She just adores him!

Uncle James with Olivia.  Aunt Jenna had to work so she didn't get to make the trip.

Lainey dancing with the bride.

And Paige's turn!

Paige and her Daddy!

Playing at the hotel!

Amelia looking down at us!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lainey likes to draw....

Pocanuts!  Or as we like to call them, polkadots.

We love to Play!

We met some friends at the Play Station the other day.  My girls loved it and they love their friends more!

Paige and Ashlyn

So this is my favorit pic.  Zach, Lauren, and Alaina.  They were never far from each other.

"Say Cheese!"

I think Lainey and Lauren played on this the most.

Aubrey, Hannah, and Paige

"Jump, Lainey!"

Hannah, Paige, and Aubrey in a tunnel!