Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ah, I love this picture.

And this one.

Oh, and this one.

And, this one too!

Oh yeah, this one.

And especially this one.

As promised (a long time ago).... here's some of Cal's latest "work".

You can see things like my purse, sippy cups, Cal's jet, etc. I'm keeping out the pictures of the trash can, my unmade bed, my counter full of clutter, etc.

Evidently, this puppy was an interesting subject.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wife's turn!

Okay, the whole grocery store thing was when we were dating and first married (totally before kids). I USE to be into the whole "romantic" thing and picking up flowers (the ones by the checkout counter wrapped in plastic and fasted with a rubber band) as a "second thought" didn't count in the Oh, how sweet department. Since I complained about it 8+ years ago, I just don't get flowers period. Okay, well maybe a few times since..... but, the whole "grocery" store flowers comes up each time. Totally makes me feel ungrateful..... and I really wasn't trying to be ungrateful. At that time, the hopeless romantic in me wanted him to go buy flowers because he wanted to buy flowers... not because it was convenient. Now, I'd love any type of flower.... even one out of the front yard.

Oh, and I do 99% of the grocery shopping..... so, don't go thinkin' that that boy is doing me some big favors and does all our shopping. He might (okay, he will) run to the store if I forgot something. And he hasn't bought me any "wasn't chocolate" in a loooong time.

And, in my defense..... the discussion this morning all started because hubby likes to pick on me (being funny and typical of Daniel) and I was just reminding him that I was very hormonal and insecure right now..... he needed to be sweet, leave me love notes and buy me flowers. You get the rest :)

Hijacked wifes blog

This is the husband speaking...wife is in the other room watching TV. Probably get in trouble for this...oh well. Anyway, there needs to be some man reasoning into this! G-store has good prices on flowers (most of the time). So, do you (ladies) want flowers once a month for five months or flowers once a year...i.e. Valentines? Comes out to about the same price (sorry, that's how I think(I like to spread it out)).

J hates the g-store...I don't mind going. Shouldn't that be a double bonus?!? Somebody buys your groceries and brings you flowers at the same time (even if it's only feminine products (true about an awkward moment in a man's life....a dozen roses and a box of.......well anyway, it wasn't chocolate)) I also move around the placement locations(car, kitchen, bed, etc...) So, it doesn't seem like they're from a g-store. hahaha

Anyway, J's going to argue she hasn't gotten them in a long time...that's why were having this discussion now

My two me pig if you must
I haven't forgotten about Cal's pictures.... In fact, yesterday I picked up the camera to look through the pictures we've taken and guess what? That little stinker had taken some pictures already! They're funny! I will post them asap... but first....

Daniel and I were having a discussion this morning and he insisted that I blog about it and poll your thoughts (assuming that most readers are women.... but men, please feel free to comment).

Ladies.... if your husband buys flowers for you when he goes to the grocery store, does that count as being (a) thoughtful or (b) lazy (let me rephrase that a little .... I may get in trouble for this interpretation..... if your husband only buys flowers for you when he's going to the grocery store anyway for groceries).

Be honest....

Friday, February 6, 2009

My kids make me laugh...

Tell me if anyone gets this....

Cal found some change and was playing in the living room with it. He left it on the table and Patti quickly found it. He yelled, "Hey! That's my money!" Patti didn't skip a beat.... she yelled back, "NO it's MY money and I need it NOW!!!"


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tagged, awarded, and then tagged again...

I feel like I've been playing catch-up lately.... only to find that I'm getting further and further behind. Hmm.... how does that work?

I received my very first award! Yay for me! Sheri thought that Cal's wonderful (or comical) photography skills were worthy of this....

I'm suppose to pass this award along to 7 others.... so here goes.... I award this Lovely Blog Award to....

1. Quickies..... LOVE the blog layout and the pictures!

2. AIMING for perfection..... LOVE your thoughts.... and your fabulous pictures.

3. Erin's Two Cents.... LOVE your sense of humor... and that of your kids.

4. the happenings of NOAH.... LOVE and admire your honesty.

5. The Nicksonian.... LOVE all the pictures of your sweet little girl.

6. We are the Weatherfords..... LOVE seeing Olivia grow.... but, it's been a while since your last post. Hello?

7. "Mihills" are alive.... with the sound of children..... LOVE my new little niece and hearing about our sweet cousins.

By the way, check out my cute little niece.....

Sheri also tagged me.... to post the fourth picture in my fourth folder. Unfortunately, Sheri, it's not one that Cal took, but funny nonetheless! In fact, in your honor, I will hand over my camera to Cal tomorrow and devote an entire post to the pictures he is going to take. I would do it now, but my camera is in my car and I am just way too lazy to go get it!

I tag all the awarded mentioned above (whew... that was easy)!

Okay, last but not least.... 10 Honest Things About Me!

1. I love ketchup! My dad said that I was born with a bottle of ketchup in my hand....when I was little, I really thought that was true. Some things aren't worth eating without ketchup.

2. I sleep with socks on... even in the summer. I have tried to go sock-less, but I wake up in the middle of the night and put them on. Can't do it.

3. I speak Spanish really well. Well, not perfect... but pretty good. I learned it growing up in South Texas.... at the same time I learned English. I've been able to hang on to it even though I don't speak it all the time.

4. I am obsessed with making a list. I have at least one list going at all times and I really don't think I could function without it. If it's not on the "list".... it probably won't get done. I looooovvvve to scratch stuff off my list. I'll even do something and write it on my list just to scratch it off. Feels good.

5. I can't sew. Just have no interest. I am surrounded by friends and family that are great at it. They can sew whatever I need. Don't need to learn. Don't wanna.

6. I love to cook but hate following a recipe. In fact, I hate to bake just because you HAVE to follow the recipe. I just use recipes as a guideline.... never measure..... never make anything the exact same way twice. Daniel loves my cooking.... but he'll get mad when he tries something and likes it and wants me to make it exactly the same again. Too bad... didn't write it down.

7. I hunt and have guns. Scary? I got my first rifle when I was 12 and my first pistol when I was 20 (birthday gift from my mom.... how cool is that?). I shot my first deer when I was 8. I really don't hunt or use my gun anymore. I just lost interest I guess. There's something about having kids too that make guns a little more scary.

8. Daniel baptized me when we were dating. It's all a really cool story.... you should ask me about it sometime.

9. My dad died 21 years ago..... the anniversary was just last week. It's been a long long time, and time definitely helps heal. I'm mentioning this because even though I thought that it was the end of my life.... it ended up being the beginning of it. At that moment, my life changed forever....even though God took something so special away from me, He showered me with so many blessings. I wouldn't be where I am or who I am now without those changes in my life. Don't get me wrong, of course I miss my dad and it hurts that he doesn't know my children.... but I truley believe in that saying... when He closes a door, He leaves a window open. He has a plan for us and we just have to trust and obey.... right? And, my "new" dad is so wonderful. God knows what He's doing. No doubt.

10. Daniel proposed to me on the top of a 14,000 foot mountain (literally pushing me up the last several hundred feet). He said that he wanted me to be "on top of the world when he asked me to be his wife"..... isn't that sweet?

11...... okay, I know there were only suppose to be 10, but I just thought of one more that I have to share.... Daniel told ME I was pregnant. Long story, you'll have to ask me about it later.