sugar coma...OR...passed out from "the most awesome night EVER"!?!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
sugar coma...OR...passed out from "the most awesome night EVER"!?!
Monday, October 29, 2007
I Was BORN to Be A Mom… no doubt about it; THIS is my calling in life. I kind of knew this all my life. I have been waiting for motherhood to happen for me for many years…but the timing (and previous marriages) was all wrong. NOW I am in a happy, healthy marriage and I have a beautiful little girl. Jordan is a great kid and is pretty much the center of my universe. I use all of my birthday, fountain and shooting star wishes on giving birth to children of my very own (it’s so hard to share) and blessing Jordan with siblings. Then life will pretty much be perfect!
I USE to Be an Avid Journal Keeper….I say I Use to be because since age 11 I never missed a day of writing in my journal. It’s funny because I stopped writing daily a little over 2 years ago and seriously these last 2 years have been the BEST years of my life. Makes me wonder if all those other years of journal keeping were just my own personal ‘pity party’. Eh…whateveah…maybe one day I will journal daily again.
Apples Taste Better When Sliced…by my honey! Fuji apples are super good right now…super good! We have been eating a lot of them in our house. But really mine only taste exceptionally excellent when Paul uses our Pampered Chef slicer and brings me mine on a plate. I don’t know why they just honestly taste better this way…perhaps it is the L O V E…that or my inner need to be treated like the queen I am!
I Blog the Way I TALK…I am 100% sure this drives many of my readers nutty and has more than likely caused a few seizures. I can’t help it, I want to be all proper and use correct punctuation and grammar and all that crap…I just love a good dot dot dot and … well that’s just how I roll. I am really hoping that people can just overlook my laziness and read my stuff anyway, cuz sometimes I say really funny stuff…or at least I think so.
I am MY Number One Fan…and the president of my fan club…pretty much until someone else applies for the position I am cool with carrying out the duties of telling myself how totally awesome I am. Hey someone has to do it (I need the validation)!!
My Husband is My Best Friend…third time is the charm indeed. If I had known when I was 19 (and stoooopid) or 29 (a little wiser but still kinda stupid) that marrying your best friend was the ONLY way to begin a successful marriage I could have saved myself a lot of heartache. AND I could have not ended up wasting my good baby making years on men who were seriously unworthy of ME! That being said, I really love my husband and he is totally the best husband I have ever had (my sister Meg loves when I say that, and she agrees with me whole heartedly…none of my other husbands ever made her yummy melted ham and cheese sandwiches)
I Have a SERIOUS (I say that a lot) Proclivity to break out in SONG…loud; sing it like you are Mariah, Whitney or Celine singing!! I don’t really care where I am or who hears me…if the mood strikes I really S I N G!!! I am not NEARLY as bad as Joy from Til’ Death…but this scene was freaking HILARIOUS so I am embedding it in this post…just for giggles…seriously i am no where close to this it's more like I have musical tourette syndrome...but THIS scene is soooooooooooo FUNNY!!!
I am ALSO suppose to TAG 7 people...oh yeah..this is hard for me...but i choose a few new bloggy friends NobodyCalledToday , TheUpside and Tiff . AND i will tag 4 blogs i check regularly my brother Scotty , cute sister Meg , fun friend Emilie (who totally needs to blog more often) and Meredith because she makes me laugh...a lot and my friend Kirsten tooo ! yeah i know it's more than seven...but i never follow ALL of the rules so why start now!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
yea she cracks us up too...read a few posts down for a good giggle!
Monday, October 22, 2007
i have lots of pics to share from a few of our latest adventures...we packed a lot of fun into the last few days my friends. on Saturday we took Jordan and her BFF Emma to Oakland for High School Musical on Ice. we had amazing seats (thanks Paul) and the show was actually really good (thanks Disney). the best part for Paul and me was watching Jordan and Emma enjoy the show. they kept saying over and over how awesome it was, they screamed for the stars and sang out all the lyrics while dancing in their seats. but more on all of that later...including pictures!
on Sunday took a trip to the pumpkin patch and Jordan picked out her perfect pumpkin to carve later this week, "when my daddy is home." i will take pics and post when we have the final outcome.
Jordan has been saying the funniest things lately...here is a sample of her preteen goodness...
we were having breakfast with my father in law Jim when somehow the topic of kissing came up. i think it started with how many kids Jordan was going to have and us telling her she better get a good college education AND marry a rich man. she said something about not finding someone to love her and marry her, we poo pooed that with her having her choice of men since she is so smart, funny and beautiful....
Jordan: but how many of them will i have to kiss to know its the right one?
Paul: you will just know (can we stop talking about this)
HolleeAnn: (sarcastically) just pick the best kisser
Jordan:(rolling of eyes...so preteen of her) OK but how do you breath when you kiss?
Paul: you just do (seriously enough on this topic)
HolleeAnn: through your nose
Grandpa Jim: you have to come up for air sometime (laughing thinking this is great)
Jordan: on Zoey 101 they say you can tell if a boy is a good kisser by how he eats an apple.
Paul: whoa whoa whoa...what? is this a show you should be watching?
Jordan: yea its a good show on the Disney channel
Grandpa Jim: yea really, maybe you should not be watching that show anymore
Jordan: maybe it is just because it is on for "Shocktober" this whole month is shocking shows on the Disney channel for Halloween.
(again...HYSTERICAL laughter followed by days of Jordan closely watching anytime Paul and i kiss...not as disturbing as it sounds...trust me)
we spent a few days in Petaluma a few weeks ago and Jordan made friends with my in laws new neighbors daughter Rose, who is 12. the girls spent a little time playing at Rose's house and Jordan got to play with their drums while she was there. she told her dad all about it when we got home:
Jordan: oh and daddy i made a new friend named Rose and she has a real drums set at her house and i got to play them.
Paul: cool are you any good?
Jordan: yea i can play that thing when people crack jokes pretty good.
it took us a second to realize she meant the "ba dun bah chhhh" (i am sure that cleared things up for you)
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
this recipe is EASY and is perfect for the non bakers of the world like me....so give it a whirl as you celebrate Autumn...but be prepared for extra time on the treadmill...or do what i do, after all it is sweater season...BIG cozy sweaters can hide A LOT (i know they don't really, but i like to pretend they do...shhh i am in denial)!
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake...YUM!
8 tablespoons butter, melted (yes really , i told you it was naughty!)
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted (again? YES!!)
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar (yep, a whole box!)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.
Serve with fresh whipped cream.
Variations: (i have not tired any of the following so if you do, let me know how they turned out)
For a Pineapple Gooey Cake: Instead of the pumpkin, add a drained 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple to the cream cheese filling. Proceed as directed above.
For a Banana Gooey Cake: Prepare cream cheese filling as directed, beating in 2 ripe bananas instead of the pumpkin. Proceed as directed above.
For a Peanut Butter Gooey Cake: Use a chocolate cake mix. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter to the cream cheese filling instead of the pumpkin. Proceed as directed above.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
OK so here it is...my "Legal Graffiti"...my assignment for WrappedEmotions . i am feeling brave. i feel proud of myself. i am pretty sure that some of my family and maybe even a few close friend will think i am a little nuts. but right now, in this very moment, i don't really care. wow, typing that felt awesome! it is 2am...i decided i needed to do this assignment before i saw anyone elses, just in case i saw something FAR too beautiful and chickened out.
Just a little side note...i have a friend named Cristina (who lives in Florida now) and i have always thought of her as the most brave, free spirited woman i have ever known. to me she has always been fearless and creative and she has always just jumped into anything soulful or artistic with what i viewed as almost reckless abandon. i envied that. i wanted to feel that free. i wanted to not worry about judgment. when i decided to jump on board with WrappedEmotions i thought about Cristina, as i often do when i take a leap out of my comfort zone, and thought to myself..."self, it is time to start expressing yourself, unwrap, dig deep, and FEEL. it is time to share your soul...come what may" this is my first completed assignment since i jumped on board late. (Cristina...if you are reading this i love you, look at me being brave!!)
to all those who are here to view my Graffiti...you don't have to understand it, because it belongs to me, but i do hope you find the beauty in it....because it belongs to me.