Tuesday, May 31, 2011
We did a very interesting PUB CRAWL fundraiser through the bars of Castle Rock for Lonie Paxton's Fundraiser (ACTIVE FORCE). Was fun until I had to go get the kids. :) But we went home to watch.....
some college softball. I am soooo glad the boys love to watch it with me. These girls are simply amazing athletes and it makes me want to relive my days as a softball player. I wish I had gone on to play college ball.... makes my heart hurt that I didn't. :( Truly awesome to watch this college series, though. Brings back lots of memories for me.
So that led us to many hours outside playing baseball with the boys. We had many pick up games this weekend with friends.
Sunday, we went to an AWESOME Louisiana craw fish boil. 80 pounds of craw fish were served up and devoured. My lips are still burning from the experience but I was even more surprised that my boys LOOOOOOOVED it. Landon (who doesn't eat ANY seafood at all), devoured at least a few pounds by himself. It was very good. We finished the meal with a red velvet cake. YUM!
Monday, we had to walk off the craw fish calories by hiking the rock in downtown Castle Rock. It was beautiful and windy up there. Happy to have gotten in a good hike though.
We watched movies, played games, napped, ate and were together as a family all weekend. I loved every minute of it!!!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
One small obsession lately is trying to find a unique coat rack.... we use them A LOT here for some reason. My Grandma had an awesome wooden, standing coat rack growing up and now I want one. However, I come across all of these cool wall coat racks and I get stumped.... We need some though... bad... so I sit here and peruse the web instead of studying.... OK... I gotta go. Just wanted to check in. And I have a mini album I did that is cute too. So lots of posts forthcoming.... but after my test.... K?
Here are some of my latest WANTS from Crate and Barrel.... We are looking for something in our front hallway to store coats, shoes, backpacks etc....
Thursday, May 12, 2011
So after breakfast and errands, the boys asked me if I wanted to see a movie. I told them I would LOVE to.... however, deciding on one that we all wanted to see was a feat. So Thor won... fine by me... let's hope he was a cute superhero, right? Well.... yeah. He sure was!! The boys enjoyed the movie and so did Mommy.... ***sigh***
Got a text from Traf... he was in pain and hadn't gone anywhere to check it......>>>insert non smiling smiley here<<< Seriously? The Little Clinic at the local grocery store was closed by this time. Called the doctor and they had JUST stopped taking patients an hour ago.... >>you can add steam coming out of the ears of the non smiling smiley at this point<< And we ended up here:
YEP.... 4 hours later, steroids, Z pack and a very strep throaty husband, we went home.
Where I did 4 loads of laundry, 2 loads of dishes, changed the bedding, cooked dinner and went to the grocery store...
But who's complaining? I am lucky and proud to be the mama of two crazy boys and one BIG BOY... I am lucky to have a family to look after.... even if it does get interesting sometimes...
And I got a 90 minute massage yesterday so that more than made up for the stress!! :)
Oh.... and I have a new boyfriend after Sunday's event.... Chris Hemsworth.... hes made a dreamy Thor and totally made the movie fun for a Mommy on Mother's Day..... Thanks Chris!
***SIGH*** told you he was cute. :)
Saturday, May 7, 2011
11. Dying inside a Chevy Tahoe Z71 while it is on fire.... seriously... (this picture is just a reference of what ALMOST happened to me... well... it may be a bit dramatic.... but it was kinda scary....)
Driving to the hospital for my regular Friday shift, my car slips a gear and starts making some REALLY scary noises.... like, the kind you NEVER want to hear coming out of your car that is driving.... I managed to turn around and get home since I was fairly close... Pull up to my driveway and a whoosh of smoke follows me. I see my normally calm husband holding a coffee mug outside waiting for me.... THROWS the mug down... runs for the hose and yells GET OUT OF THE CAR!!!!!! Ummmm.... needless to say I moved faster than I have in over 15 years. My transmission cracked and all the transmission fluid was catching fire (maybe on the catalytic converter?!), at least that is what Trafton said. Fire put out, AAA called and probably $3000 later, I may get my Tahoe back in...say.... 2 weeks or so. UGH. Sooooo not a good Friday. so.not.good. :(
Friday, May 6, 2011
1. Child abduction...what can I say... it's my biggest nightmare....
2. The dentist.... I literally have a HUGE phobia of these people....3. SLOTHS.... yes... I know they are docile,tree dwelling, herbivores that live in Central and South America... but the nails really are creepy.... not to mention their weird hair and faces...BLECKCreepy, right? You should see these things walk on the ground.... DOUBLE BLECK....
4.CREEPY/SCARY clowns.... or Ronald McDonald... must have been traumatized by him when I was younger. And you can thank Poltergeist and Stephen King's IT for the scary ones....5. Heights.... in the following manner of speaking... this just makes my stomach hurt looking at these pictures..... I have seen this in person and would have to say that it made me weak to even THINK about doing that....
6. POTATO BUGS.... or Jerusalem Crickets.... NO THANKS!! I have my Dad to thank for this one. We would go up to Northern California on trips and he LOVED to point these hideous things out wherever we went. EWWWWW. And yes... they get their own category....7. Most insects don't bother me.... here are a few that DO:8. Dolls... especially a lot of creepy old dolls...again... thanks to horror flicks and my Mom's love for creepy dolls growing up.....9. Alice In Wonderland.... creepy movie, creepy plot... and animals that talk? That is just scary and weird.... not to mention the movie they originally made.... 10. LIGHTNING... this wasn't a real issue until we moved to Colorado....after Trafton was struck on DAY TWO of living here, I started taking the stuff a little more serious. It gets pretty crazy in Castle Rock on some days. Beautiful... but scary.
And that folks.... are my Top 10 FEARS....