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I wear many hats. I am a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Friend, Dental Assistant, Student, Big Sister, Daughter-in-law, Sister-in-law, Chef, Gardener, Nurse, Maid, Plumber, Seamstress...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas everyone!
It looks like we got a white Christmas after all. I am not in favor of the snow but I can't really argue with mother nature.
This Am is Mylan's day with his mom so Larry and I have the day to ourselves. We saved a gift to give to each other this AM. I gave Larry a Dallas Cowboys fuzzy blanket. Larry gave me a pair of earrings and a necklace with my initial on it. He got them both at one of my favorite stores, Frou-Frou's. While I do love little dangle earrings, I loved the necklace best!
Later today we plan to go to the local theater to see the movie 'The Blindside' and then we plan to go out to eat for dinner!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

25 Things I Love

1. the smell of fresh brewed coffee even though I don't drink coffee
2. flip-flops
3. the colors in Autumn
4. the smell of fresh Autumn air
5. the feel of a good snuggle
6. the taste of ice cold milk
7. the smell of lavender
8. the feel of a hot bubble bath on my skin
9. when Mylan was just a little tot, I loved the feel of his little hand in mine when we were walking somewhere
10. the sound of Mylan's voice when he tells me out of the blue that he loves me
11. the smell of the rain
12. a good hard sneeze
13. to see a room in a complete disaster and then to see it clean (I know that sounds weird)
14. the vacuum cleaner-it's an awesome invention!
15. the clicking sounds that high heels make on the pavement
16. the smell of my mothers perfume when I was a little girl-Oscar De La Renta
17. a good delicious book that is hard to put down
18. the smell of a lit match
19. the freeing feeling of not wearing any under garments-who needs a bra anyway!
20. the sound of Mylan's laugh when he is being tickled
21.that relaxed feeling you get just before you fall asleep
22. to have my head massaged
23. the fizz of a coca-cola on ice
24. a peachy keen smoothie from Zumo's
25. carmex chap stick

Christmas Eve at Grandma Sue's

At Grandma Sue's house Mylan always helps Grandma Sue pass out the presents.

Grandma Sue hooked Mylan up with a lot of fun sports stuff for Christmas this year.

Sissy (Alisha) was there too!

Christmas Eve

Today is our Christmas with Mylan. Boy was he excited!

He came into our room and jumped on the bed to wake us up this morning at 6AM! Ick! I am not a morning person but when you've got an excited little boy who's ready to see what Santa brought him you just have to deal with it, get up and find some caffeine fast. Larry and I saved one gift for each other to open on Christmas morning together. Each year that we don't have Mylan on Christmas Day we always go on a date! This year we plan to eat at Kyoto's and see a movie.

We aren't entirely sure where Mylan stands believing in Santa anymore but until he outright tells us that he does not believe we are still going with the charade. So as far as Mylan knows...Santa knows everything. That means that Santa knows when he is at Mom or Dad's house. Santa also visits Grandma Sue's house. So here are the pictures from our Christmas Eve with Mylan.

Mylan got a new Bible since he's out grown his old one...

He was very excited about his new indoor basketball goal. He was constantly breaking his old Nerf one until one day it was not longer fixable.

He was so excited that he pretended to faint on the ground!

He also got some much needed new shoes. That boy has some big feet! Men's size 8 1/2!

Larry checked them out to make sure we bought the right size. Just look at the size of that kids feet!

Anytime we are at Wal-Mart Mylan points out these candies called Pocky Sticks. They are in the isle with the oriental foods. So this year "Santa" put some in his stocking.

Mylan gave Larry a box of all kinds of odds and ends sports stuff. Mylan was most excited about giving Larry this St. Louis Cardinals desk clock.

Mylan knows that I love Coca-Cola. So as soon as the Christmas stuff was out at Wal-Mart he saw this round Coca-Cola bottle that looks like an ornament. He kept telling me that he wanted to get that for me for Christmas. So he took this picture. I hope that this picture doesn't scare you. Remember that it was at 6am and that I am NOT a morning person.

So Mylan's big Santa gift this year was the basketball goal he's been dying for! You can see how much he liked that!

My favorite gift this year and last year was my "date night" with Mylan. Last year Mylan gave me a gift certificate to the movies (We saw Hotel for Dogs! I still have the movie stubs!) and Old Chicago so that we could have a date! This year he gave me a gift certificate to the movies (We might see the Chipmunks movie!) and Applebees!

Merry Christmas Eve!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bud and Pasha at an Ugly Sweater Party

Bud and Pasha attended an Ugly Sweater Party. Bud posted these on his fb page so I stole them to post on my blog. I just thought they were funny!

Here is Pasha the soon-to-be-bride making some kind of funny face at Bud...

Bud, my little-big brother aka the soon-to-be-groom, looking handsome in his party gear...

And this one in just cute!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Control Freak?

I think I may have a problem. I think I may be a bit of a control freak. Last night by the time Larry and I were ready to go to bed I still hadn't put the bed sheets on after washing them. So Larry was headed up to get ready for bed before me. I told him that I'd be up in a minute to make up the bed. When I walked into the room he was already starting to pull the sheets out of the basket to make the bed. He smiled at me when I walked into the room because he knew what was coming. I asked him what he thought he was doing. He laughed and said that he was making the bed. I said, "Oh no you don't! I'll make the bed!" He teases me about this from time to time. Already knowing the answer he asked me why he can't make the bed. So like I always tell him I said, "Because you don't make it up right." He laughed and said that he just doesn't make the bed the way I want the bed made. He's right. I told him, as I always tell him in this conversation, that he doesn't make both sides even where the sheet and comforter hang down and he doesn't do the nurses fold right either. This drives me absolutely nuts. My Dad taught me the nurses fold a long time ago and as far as I am concerned a bed isn't made until the nurses fold is done...correctly. Making the bed isn't the only thing I am ridiculously picky about...vacuuming, washing the dishes, folding towels...
So you see why I may have a control freak issue here.
Geez, what is my deal?

The Odd Couple

This morning I got to sleep in while my wife (Larry...hee-hee) went to pick up Mylan from a sleep over. That was nice of Larry! Then when I got up Larry was in the kitchen chopping, cooking and putting together all of the ingredients needed for tonight's dinner into the crock pot. Ah yes life is good when I don't have to cook! My boss finds it's so odd that I don't do any of the cooking at home and that Larry does it all. My boss asked, "So you don't cook at home at all?" I said, "Not unless I am forced to cook. I cook mac and cheese and spaghetti!" When Larry proposed to me my first question was, "Do you cook well?" He said, "Yup." So I said, "Okay, I'll marry you!" Just kidding, it didn't happen like that at all!! Lol! So we do thins a little backwards in house. Larry cooks while I am out in the yard mowing, racking leaves, shoveling the snow or whatever else I might be doing...what's the big deal! That's not to say that Larry doesn't ever do those things too. Even our neighbors across the street tease us about it. Sometimes our neighbor will see me in the yard and say, "Where is Larry? Why isn't he out here helping you?" I answer with, "He's in the kitchen cooking my dinner!" Our neighbor will say, "You need to teach my wife how to rack the leaves!" Lol! Odd couple.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tis the Season....

Tis the season to feel fat and bloated with all the crap I've been eating at work! Blah.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mylan's Art

These are the drawings that Mylan has entered for the coloring contest at Rand, Larry's work. The winner will have their drawing on the 2010 Rand Christmas Party Invitations.

Rand Kids Christmas Party

On December 5th Larry's work had the kids Christmas party like they do every year. Here are the two pictures we were given from the party.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

So this year we had Thanksgiving at our house with my little brother and sister and their significant others.

Here is Mylan, Michael, Larry and Nathaniel chilling out in the living room after stuffing themselves with too much food.

Here is me and Pasha (Nathaniel's fiance) in the dining room.

Me, Larry and Mylan

Me, Shonda and Nathaniel

Mylan and Nathaniel being hams

The newly engaged Nathaniel and Pasha...Oct 16th 2010

Shonda and Michael (her boyfriend)

Mylan hamming it up

Me and Mylan hamming it up together

I have no idea what he is doing in this pic?

Me and Larry in the living room




Nathaniel and Shonda

Group photo!