Friday, May 15, 2009

Wowee wow wow!

I am officially using my new laptop tonight! I went out and got myself a wireless router last night so that I can access the internet. And of course, now I’m up and running. Let me tell you, getting used to a laptop is interesting. As I type this out: my hands occasionally glide over the touchpad in the center and then weird things start happening. It’s a little annoying, but I’m getting the hang of things. I am definitely going to enjoy having my own computer though, I’ve already started personalizing it and I’ve downloaded a few apps I know I’ll use. For instance, right now, as I type this, I am using Windows Live Writer to update my blog. How cool is that? I know it’s probably not that interesting to a lot of people, but it’s new to me and I find it awesome!

My goal is to get really good at creating my blog so that I can start some more. I’d like to keep this blog for personal stuff like family, friends and so on. I’d like to start blogging about all kinds of things, and this is good practice. I have a lot to learn!

So, I know this wasn’t a real post, but I will definitely return soon with better stuff. Right now I am so caught up in learning my new computer that it’s taking up a lot of time.

Until next time!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Going back in time.

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.
~Winnie the Pooh

Going back in time. Just missing my mom. I will write a better post later. This pic was taken in Seattle on a pier, 1999. It's showing it's age a bit but I love it and keep it in my living room. Every time Reagan thinks I look sad he asks,"you miss your mom right now?" My standard response after chuckling is that I miss her all the time. Then he runs over and grabs the small frame off the shelf. His instructions are to give my mom a kiss and tell her about my day and that I love/miss her. This scenario plays out a couple times per month and it melts my icy heart, as Tim would say. Lol. Anytime the kids have something to say to Grandma or they ask questions about her, we pull this out. One other funny note: Reagan insists that my hand in this pic is actually a burrito...when I tell him it's my hand he becomes very adament and I let it go...cuz it's cute. As usual. :-) TTYL!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy (Belated) Mother's Day

Well, I'm back. (Finally!) I know you missed me, you don't have to say it. *smiles*

Yesterday was Mother's Day and it was perfect! My babies (including my big baby: my wonderful, beautiful, caring and generous Timmy) woke me up around 7:30am by carrying in my Mother's Day surprise, a new laptop! Oh my gosh I am so excited, I finally have my very own computer that no one else can touch. Which is especially nice when Tim is in the midst of his online courses or maybe surfing e-bay for the millionth time. Truly, I'll never understand what he finds so fascinating on e-bay, but that man can spend hours there. I didn't get much of a chance to play with it through out the day because my kids wanted to play on it too, which I really wasn't ready for them to do just yet. I'd like to keep it looking and working like new for a bit longer.

After a wonderful wake up and a breakfast of toaster waffles, my little family had a relaxing morning watching what else? Cartoons. But I didn't complain because I was too busy checking out my beautiful new presents. Oh! Did I forget to mention the lovely homemade oatmeal hand soap that my wonderful kids gave me? They were little molded bars of unscented soap (one shaped like a crown and the other a butterfly). Gotta send props to my Aunt Shelly and her kids for having the patience to help my children make me a present! Thanks guys!

Around 1pm we met up with the extended family at my grandmother's place. She lives in a nursing home and doesn't get out much, so we brought dessert and gifts to her instead of making her traipse across town in the care-a-van.

Picture this: At one time or another we had (at the most) eleven people plus my two little ones crammed into a little room not much bigger than the average hospital room. On the plus side, my aunt made a spectacular lemon sponge cake with equally lemony whipped topping. Oh if only my family wasn't so large that I could have had a second piece! I love lemony desserts!

I spent a couple hours there with my kids watching other family members coming and going. We exchanged cards and gifts among the mothers in the group. My kids gave their great grandma cards they'd picked out for her and then we left. Did I tell you that yesterday was gorgeous? Not yet? Well it was. We ventured out into the sun, but only for the ride home.

I was beat, so we went home and Mother's Day, or so it seemed, was over. I cooked for my family, and myself, a Mother's Day meal of marinated chicken and mashed potatoes. All the while I was tending to my sick daughter, who's nose has been running like someone forgot to turn off the faucet! And my mouthy (testing out his new found attitude) soon-to-be four year old. But I don't mind because I love my babies as I've mentioned in numerous posts before this one. That is, after all, what that day is for right? I am a mother and this is what I do. If I didn't like it, there would be no laptop for me to play with when I get home tonight.

And so I leave you, dear readers, with a funny little video in honor of Mother's Day, this one really cracks me up:

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Monday, May 4, 2009

In times of sacrifice, you get Golden Girls!

I am sacrificing my blog time so my honey can do his final exam. So a quick update from my phone to say it was beautiful all last week and on Saturday I took the kids for a drive and played in the sun at my aunt's house. It was a nice time. This pic is of my favorite spot out the road, pretty, no? The rain is back now but it's a welcome sight. Just so you know, I haven't forgotten you all, it's just that finding the time proves difficult most days. I will see you again shortly. I'm off for now to watch more Golden Girls reruns! I love those ladies and was sad to learn of Bea Arthur's passing. Her character, Dorothy, is my favorite. She will be missed. Nite nite!