Saturday, July 26, 2008

The 20 Year Reunion

Well, last night was my husbands 20 year reunion. And you know all that fuss about the cute little dress I bought??? I never even wore it. I did end up getting it on time and it was super cute. The manikin that wore the dress in the picture had no boobs though. So I was a little scared I would look too exposed and feel out of place. Of course my husband had no problem with the dress but the night before we left, he said, "Ya know, why don't we just wear jeans and nice shirts? That way we will both be comfortable and that's who we really are anyway." Right on! Fine with me! I don't have to impress anyone anyway, not my reunion. I guess I will just have to save that dress for MY 20 year reunion.

So we had a great time and it was fun to meet the people my husband grew up with. I decided to hold off on the liquor and watch everyone else get plowed. I had fun watching people and listening to their conversations as the night wore on and they became more drunk. Here are some tidbits I overheard....

" I wrote about you every night in my diary." She says while twirling her hair around her finger.
"No way, really?" He says with a glint in his eye.

"My wife's being a bitch. She is sitting in the lobby and wants to go home. You know I gave her a chrome colt 45 with a ring when I proposed to her?" Says chubby, nerdy, short man with braces."
(I made that gun name up because I really couldn't remember what kind of gun it was, but he told us this twice during the night.)

Now this really isn't a comment, just some observations. Ever seen the new show on TV Swingers?? Well, I am pretty sure two tables to the left of us was who the show was based on. About 5-6 couples at this table, and I had pretty much met and figured out who was married to who. the night wore on, I started getting confused as the lady folk were very friendly to the other man folk at the table. Caressing arms, necks.... sitting on laps...dancing closely. Hmmm, made me wonder. I don't really care, just an interesting observation.

Next observation...I had no need to worry about my cute little dress where my cleavage showed some, as that was the theme of the night. Lots of ladies with lots of boobage. I almost felt like I was 12 with my GAP sweater and blue jeans.

So it was a fun night away and what was most important was that we were together having a great time! Today was fabulous as we started the morning off at Starbucks for coffee and breakfast (without the kids). Then we made a visit to IKEA which was fantastic. It took about 2 hours to get through the entire store and if you can believe it, we didn't buy a thing except lunch. I found a million things I wanted so I am sure we will come back with a UHAUL. ha!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Trip to the Dentist

Dane had his very first visit to the dentist today. I think it was probably more fun than a visit to the park! That chair he is sitting in became a rocket ship and the nice dental assistant gave him plenty of rides to the moon in it. Then there were puppets, movies, cool shades, pony rides and prizes. (OK, there were no pony rides.) Who the heck wouldn't want to come to the dentist?? Sure isn't like when I was a kid. Dane even gave out hugs to the employees as we left. It was a successful dentist trip! I have to go next week, I dont suppose they will give me any prizes for sitting still.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Visitor from the "Other Side"

I just spent the last couple days at my parents house over in Eastern Washington. It was so nice and warm and peaceful over there. I was able to really spend some quality time with the kids playing card games and what not and got some quiet time to myself as well. But the weirdest thing happened to me. When I was in high school, my dad and step mom got a little black poodle named Snickers. She was like the 5th child in our family. They even celebrated her birthday. She really was a great little dog though. Very smart, I taught her all sorts of tricks and she was a member of the family. Of course as all of us kids moved out, she became the only child there and was spoiled to death. I think a year ago, maybe two, my dad was outside with our little dog and two big dogs came over into their yard and killed her. Very devastating for my parents. So here is the weird part.... the first night I was there, I was up in the guest room sleeping when I awoke to a scratching on the door. I got up and opened the door and I knew Snickers was there. I couldn't see her but something jumped up on the bed and snuggled up in the covers. I saw the bed covers move and sink down where she supposedly lay. I was a little scared at first but then thought, oh I guess its just Snickers and I went back to sleep. Or maybe I was still asleep. I don't know if it was a dream or not, it all seemed so real. Hmmmm. I wish I had a picture to post of her. Maybe I can find one somewhere.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Of Course They Got It Wrong

Does this dress...

look anything like this dress.... doesn't! Slap a white tassel on my head and I look like a frickin' Hershey kiss in it! Now I probably wont get the dress I want in time! GRRRRR!

Monday, July 7, 2008

JJ getting struck by lightening

My good friend from high school just sent me the video to the right of the screen. She was on her 2nd story deck taking video of the thunderstorm and she was really struck by lightening!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I Just Bought This Dress

My husband has his 20 year reunion on the 25th of this month. I keep asking my husband "Is this a formal thing, or what?" He doesn't know. It's easy for men, they can just put a suit and tie on and if its casual-ish (is that a word?) take the tie off. So as the days get closer, I have to find something regardless. I found this dress at . Good price and no tax, just shipping for 2.95! What a deal. Lets just hope it fits! And I hope it meets somewhere in the middle of casual dressy.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Fools Gold

We just got done watching Fools Gold. I know it has been out of the theatres for some time now, but with 3 to 4 kids, it makes it hard to see adult movies. Although this one was pretty OK for the kiddos to see. Only one part did I fast forward through and it was not even that bad. A little fowl language and some sexual innuendo but hopefully that flowed right over their heads. I am a big fan of Kate Hudson and of course who doesn't like to look at Matthew McConaughey. Big bonus was that it was filmed in a tropical location that only made my heart yearn for clear blue waters and white sandy beaches. And of course the treasure hunt. So fun! Some of you may know, and others may not but there is a site called , it is a lot like geocaching, but you don't need the expensive equipment. Take a look at the site, the kids have loved it. You basically go on a treasure hunt to find a hidden box that contains a stamp and book. You don't get to take the treasure but you stamp their book with your special stamp, and use their stamp for you special treasure hunt book. The thrill is mainly in finding the treasure, not keeping it. The kids have never complained that they could not keep it, and they have fun re-hiding it. They have them all over the United States. So give it a go, you might find it exhilarating to be a "treasure hunter"!

Good Friends, Good Food, Good Fireworks!

What a good 4th! Our first one at our new house. I am up this morning bright and early while the rest of the household is sound asleep. I think a mixture of too many beers and too much food gave me a headache and a tummy ache. We had a lot of fun with the Kate & Josh family and the Maggie & Doug family. Doug was nice enough to whip out the guitar and play some tunes for us. The kids all thought it was cool too and whipped out the mini guitar. Davis was very serious about playing as he was accompanying Doug and he had an audience.

Kate made her delicious Root Beer Float Cake. She even put sparklers in it.After all the food, we had to wait for it to get dark so we could let some of the fireworks off. So this is what my dear friends Maggie and Kate do to occupy their time...
We had a great time and I am so grateful for good friends! Can't wait for the next BBQ! Here are just some other pictures from our night!

I am not sure what Kate is laughing at but it appears to me she did something bad and is laughing an evil laugh. And of course a kiss from her son in law (arranged marriage coming up).

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Aren't these soooo cute??? My dear Kate made them for me today as we hung out at Heathers. They are super cute magnets! The girl can bake, quilt, cook, and she is crafty! I can't wait to taste her root beer float cake tomorrow!
Thank you to Heather for inviting us all over for a much needed girl time (even though the kids were there). Thanks to Heather, Kate, Maggie, and Beka for listening to me bitch for a few minutes. It's always nice to have girls you can vent to! And Heather, I will be putting together a bad ass women's group very soon. That will be explained in a future post. Happy soon to be 4Th everyone!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My Inner Bad Ass

So I opened the newspaper this morning and read a headline about a couple of gals that opened their own private investigation business. I thought "How cool is that?!" I immediately think black leather coats, guns hidden on a garter belt, stakeouts with the Beav. I am envious and think "the Beav and I could totally do this!" (Kate, I will anticipate a call from Josh soon telling me you and I are no longer allowed to hang out). So, I read the article and it was no longer cool. They do lame stuff. No car chases, shoot outs, nothing like I was imagining. I guess I watch too much late night TV. And now I will tell you all a little secret of mine. Please don't laugh, but for the last week and a half I have been obsessed with a shoot em up video game. Basically you are just shooting at bulls eye papers (or whatever you call them) for time and accuracy. In the back of my weird, demented head, maybe I think if I get the best time, not only will I have my initials on the "best times board" but some men in sleek, black suits, who look totally bad ass, will come to my door and tell me they need my "sniper skillz" to help them take out some major drug lord, or something. And of course I am invincible to any sort of major harm. Battle wounds are cool but I don't ever die. Here is the link...beat my best time if you can....4 minutes 3 seconds. Yes I have been writing them down. Not only that, my 9 yo has been keeping track for me.

Its called bullet curve. Good luck. Just a little tip, the targets move faster in the evening, so you can get a better time then.

So what do you think??? Anyone want to start our own PI biz? We could totally wear black leather outfits (and look hot in them), stilettos, and guns??? We would have to drive around in an awesome car for our stakeouts and car chases. And I am sure that because we have all that cool gear on, we would automatically become naturals in the martial arts field. Whats cooler and hotter than a chick with a mean round house kick?? In black leather....with a gun....and stilettos???

I am not even going to tell my husband about this idea.

This could be us ^