Wednesday, August 18, 2010


On the way home today I saw this bumper sticker:

"My border collie smarter than your honor student"

Really, really? You think a dog is smarter than a student? Hmmm...nothing against dogs, but really?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Look at me, Mommy!"

So this morning I'm in the shower and Sam's is in his jumper and Addie runs around and gets into mischief. As I'm getting out of the shower, there's Addie, beaming like the proudest girl in Ohio. "Look at me, Mommy. I got dressed allbymyself." Here's the product. It was too cute to make her change into something more...matching?!?

And yes...that's two skirts she's wearing. Why not wear two? It's so much more glamorous than one.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Good Day...

Our family has a thing with the 12th. Mike and I were married on the 12th...Phil and Emily were too. Addie was born on the 12th. And last week, on the 12th...Phil and Emily bought a house and Michelle got a job. I like the 12th and apparently, it likes us.


Last weekend we went to visit Michelle & Steve's new house in Cincinnati. We had a lovely time and their house is soooo cute. We went to Coney Island (a cute water park/amusement park), had delicious dinners, watched the Kings Island firewords from their backyard, met up with our Aunt & Uncle, had cocktails and enjoyed their new home! :) On the way down, Addie announced that Aunt Michelle lived in Cinci-ADDIE (while pointing to herself). Hmmm....

One of the craziest parts of the weekend was Mike taking Addie on both the Scrambler and the roller coaster.....I was terrified...she loved them both!

30? Really?

Mike and I turned 30th last month (two days apart, of course...he's older...I'm sure you could guess). We had a little par-tay to celebrate. We had a lovely time. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Shotty Service

A sign outside the pediatrician's office read, "Cleveland Clinic is honoring nurses....delivering world class care." Let me tell you what is NOT word-class care. I took both children (by myself) to get shots today, because I'm apparently delusional. Our normal, friendly, wonderful nurse, Donna, was off today. (Addie even has a little people nurse she named after Donna.) Donna is nice. Donna is world-class. Tuesday nurse announced, after calling our name and walking us to the exam room that both children were getting "SHOTS today, correct? We're giving SHOTS to Addison and Samuel both. I'll be administering the SHOTS." Addie is not stupid. She heard that word and immediately started giving me the fourth degree. "Who's getting a shot mommy? Am I getting a shot? I don't want a shot. Let's go now." Seriously Tuesday nurse...she's three and fully aware that SHOTS are no fun. Your care is not world-class. Your care is just plain ridiculous. Who does that? And I miss Donna.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Virginia Beach

This summer my amazing Mom and Dad rented a beach house in Virginia for us to play at for an entire week. Michelle & Steve went too and everyone even survived two small wee ones who get up very early and demand dinner at a very early hour. Thanks for an amazing trip Mom & Dad!


Sigh...I just finished a great book, Little Bee, and am hoping one of you has read it too. It was amazing all the way to the ending which was fairly vague. I'm hoping one of you has read the book and we can chat. This is too much like six seasons of Lost. I told Mike if things don't improve, I'm running straight back to teenage vampire books. again. help...j

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Photoshop skills

Just a quick post to demo my photoshop skills (actually I use the gimp, but that is another story).

Picture 1:

Picture 2:

Whats the difference?
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