Tuesday, January 26, 2010

37 years

Happy 37th Birthday Osto!

I hope this year is filled with more of the best things in life...all the little things that become the stuff of memories and turn into the dreams come true.

Like I said before, you just keep getting better!

I love you!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cowboy Kid

Mexican Ninja?

Chooch was pretending he was a ninja. He said that ninjas say "muchacha" - which is the Spanish word for "chick". Hmmmm....a mexican ninja?

Funny kid!

Friday, January 15, 2010


I feel really blessed. Thanks if you contribute to that feeling. Especially you, Osto!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gum in the Dryer

if you happen to be the gleeful owner of a brand new lovely front load washer and dryer............


......you discover that SOMEHOW there is GUM stuck all over the drum of your brand *spanking* new dryer...../gasp/


a) Interrogate members of your family with the evidence (an Extra wrapper)?
b) Scar your children with the amount of f-bombs and GD's you can drop?
c) Call your husband and proceed again with a) and b)?
d) All of the above?

True story...the answer is "D".

How do you remove gum that is all over the inside of your dryer, like a sad interpretation of a county fair cotton candy machine?

Take a dryer sheet, wet it, and vigorously scrub. Add some straight up liquid fabric softer and scrub and scrub. Miraculously this does the trick!!! I used a little Mr. Metal for the last bit of clean up and sanity is resored.

(sorry God, about those GD's)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sweet victory!

Sweet victory! HA, I couldn't resist! 515,750 has to live on in infamy!
(Plus, I'll probably never see it again).

It's not about the little things

Sometimes the best things come in small pretty packages, tied up neatly with bows.

Any sometimes they arrive on the back of a large delivery truck in a cardboard box and have to be installed by men with names on their shirts.

Meet my new bliss...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Here's an oldie but goody...

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Happy New Year 2010

Happy New Year! Wow, can it really be 2010?
I love a new year, everything is so fresh and shiny and new! Full of possibilities!
2009 had lots of fun travel, great family times, some personal accomplishments and more making it a pretty good year overall.

So what will 2010 bring? January brings flag football for the Chooch and a trip to the north for Osto's bday with no kids(!). Big plans...not so sure. I think they will have to do with staying in the state, saving money, home improvements and maybe a big garden. Of course there is always the eat better, work out more, feel better stuff (but I don't count that)!

I'd love a getaway with Mom, more time with my girlfriends and ski trips with the kids. Most of all I hope 2010 brings little to no drama (unless it is the lotto winning kind) and just the small successes of daily life that make me feel good!

All the best to you in the new year! I hope your dreams come true!