Friday, March 30, 2007

2 and counting

Happy Birthday little boy!!!!
Jeez I just love you Cooper...

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sister Sledge

I had such a fun night last night. After we stuffed our guts at dinner at Jag in the dub c, my family and I sat and watched American Idol. It felt like such a normal night and I loved it. My aunts and my nephew and my kids and my man and Bailey, all just hanging around. Kids were getting baths, snacks were eaten, the laundry was washing and it was all so not a big deal. I think it was one of the first times in my life it felt like a tv show family night, lots of commotion, lots of noise and lots of different goings on. I am guessing we were the household that FOX is counting on although none of us called 1-866-IDOLS-09. It was a great ending to a great day which included anny gifts of remote control ceiling fans!!! (You're on Steve Bragg!)

So not only did we watch it but we rated the singer after each performance. Connor, Sean, my aunt Susan, my aunt Peggy and I seemed to think that this is the weakest season yet...note: Sean and I have never watched AI before but chimed in with our opinion. While we are great critics, I don't think any of us should audition, unless the original "Who's that knocking on the trunk?" becomes a gigantic platinum hit. Collectively, there was a gal who got a 45/50 but she isn't the family favorite.

She has an oddly familiar face...

2920 days ago...

Today celebrates the day that feels like centuries and yesterday that I woke up got to marry the man I have loved since I was 16, sure I loved Brian Mennes until I was 11 but that was kid stuff. This man has loved me through, because of and in spite of me. He makes me want to be better, to love better and to live better. He is the encourager, the motivator, the iron to sharpen me and the stealer of my heart. And the butterflies I had that day are back today as I look at him and know more than I have ever known anything that I am the luckiest wife on the Earth.

Monday, March 26, 2007

You can't beat this

I just wonder what could make today much better. After a beautiful weekend, Mondays are great for me to get back into schedule and mode. But today it may be is supposed to be 83' and sunny and I can't imagine wanting to do anything but go to the park and play with three great kids and one wonderful nephew.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

What a great weekend we have coming, the weekend of my family's people. This is one of the few holidays that my husband actually knows the date, this and July 4th.

May those who love us, love us,

and those who don't love us,

may God turn their hearts,

and if he doesn't turn their hearts,

may he turn their ankles...

so we'll know them by their limping.

(Yes Jana, we are Irish.)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

An Ode


Peggy, the bell of the ball.

Daily I wait for her call.

There's no better lady

but someday she'll be eighty

and yelling, "Come bring me my shawl!"

Friday, March 02, 2007

Here it comes

It has been a rough few days but I'm with him, do do do do...