Friday, October 29, 2010

Funny Friday #2

Do Funny Fridays have less impact when they are the only posts of the week?
Quite possibly.

This one I can't even watch with out laughing out loud.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Funny Friday

Maybe it would be cool if I was a regular poster (postee?) with "funny friday" anecdotes.
Either way, this is a funny movie.
Maybe "funny" isn't the right word. Because you probably won't like LOL or ROFL, however you will most likely chuckle.
That's a better word.

On the same note, the word "movie" isn't really the proper word either.
Maybe a "clip". No, not "clip" because that makes it sound like a segment of something. How about a "short". I think that's what it is. A "short"
That's a better word.

Here is a chuckle-inducing short.

(and sorry it's too big for the screen. I can't seem to make it cooperate. lame)

Sunday, October 17, 2010


So, for those of you who know me, know that I do not love Halloween. I do not particularly understand the point of Trick or Treating. I do not love Halloween decor.

As is the case with many things, having Lucas around has changed my view on things.
I was feeling awfully ba-humbug about Halloween and decided that should change, for Luke's sake.

So, I went and bought pumpkins (!).
And I must say, I love them.

Here's the before:
And here's the after:

Thanks to some metallic spray paint I was able to create (mostly) mess-free pumpkins that aren't going to rot and smell before Halloween even comes around!

There you have it, I have succumbed to the season. Dang.

(Taking Luke Trick or Treating this year is still up for debate.)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


You know that episode of Friends when Monica is sick and trying to convince Chandler that she isn't?

And Chandler says
"you aren't FINE if you end FINE with a D!"
(or something along those lines - megan and nic, don't kill for improperly quoting!)

Well, that is what Luke sounds like these days.
The poor kid has the stuffiest and runniest nose and was asking me yesterday
"where's ab? where's ab? i dot doh"
instead of
"where's Am? where's Am? I not know"

Poor kid.
I shouldn't mock.

Or admit that I asked him questions with answers like "i dot doh" just to hear his cute raspy voice answer without any m's and n's.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Sarge

Today is a very sad day.
Our dear Sgt. Maxwell was laid to rest after 10 loyal years as the World's Best Dog.
Seriously, he is the only dog I've really ever loved. And for an extended period of time. I never saw him as smelly and dirty (as I feel towards most animals in general - especially house pets. ew. I digress....)

Max thought he was a person; he sat on his behind on the old green chair we used to have and slept on Jared's bed almost from day 1. And by bed I mean pillow.
He learned how to spell "g-o" "c-a-r" and "w-a-l-k" - also know as just a "w".

He loved carrots and ice cubes. He had one brown eye and one blue eye.
Strangers always thought he was blind in his blue eye. I always thought that was a weird assumption.

He waited up for me on the wild party nights of high school, along with Amber's wild nights and Jared's wild nights and Jake's wild nights (as if there were any of those).

He waited at the front window watching for the school bus to bring Jared and Jake and all the neighborhood boys home from elementary school.
Simply hoping he could play "pickle" with them in the front yard.

He loved to lay on the floor in the sunlight shining in through the back door. He loved laying on the vent - no matter what temperature it was - to cool off or warm up. He especially loved laying on the vent with a blanket over him in the winter. (I told you, he thought he was a human).

He loved us all unconditionally for the last 10 years.
He will be greatly missed.

Here's to you Max, here's to you.


(this is the face you get when holding a camera and he says CHEEEEESE!)

Charles M. Dickinson once said:

They are idols of hearts and of household!
They are angels of God in disguise;
The sunlight still sleeps in their tresses,
His glory still gleams in their eyes;
These truants from home and from Heaven,
They have made me more gentle and mild;
And I know now how Jesus could liken
The kingdom of God to a child.

I read this today and it reverberated in my soul. It caught me at a quiet moment, as I sat here enjoying the peace while Luke is asleep.

I often revel in nap time, find myself wishing it would last longer, thinking that I love him most when he is asleep. (He's just so peaceful and sweet...)

It made me realize how lucky I am to be his mother, to be the person he will look up to and (hopefully) cherish all of his life.
"I know now how Jesus could liken the kingdom of God to a child..."

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Ok - I know, two music videos in a row. wtf? whatevski. I love this one so much that I couldn't resist!

Check out this great MSN Video: 'Miracles' musical mash-up

Friday, October 1, 2010

I have always loved both of these gorgeous fellas.
Please enjoy.