Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I was tagged

I was tagged by The Beaufort Lookout

The rules are link to the person who tagged you-list 7 weird and or random facts about yourself-tag 7 others with links to their posts-finally be sure to leave them a comment that you have tagged them.

1. I have been sailing since I was 3. I had my first nationals when I was 7, in New Orleans.

2. On that same trip, New Orleans was hosting the World's Fair.

3. I am very clumsy, always have been. Yet, I used to Ice skate when I was little. Needless to say, it did not last very long after I got to the level when you start jumps.

4. I always wanted twins. When I was little, I even had twin girl/ boy cabbage patch twin dolls.

5. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. This is probably because my birthday is November 2nd.

6. My parents did not go, or send us to Sunday School, or Church. Because of this, I make sure we take the twins to Sunday School and Church every Sunday. I find it funny when my Mom is surprised when I don't know basic Bible stories. But I am learning more every day. I even taught Sunday school this past Sunday!

7. I was married for 6 months in 1998. BIG mistake, even bigger wedding. I am talking HUGE! But was nothing like my wedding to Paul. I am happy about that. Our wedding was intimate and personal. It was more about us, than a giant party.

Now I tag

It's Toile, Y'all!

Call the Preppies In


Pink Preppy Party Girl

Preppy Mama

Off The Beaten Path......

Puttin' on the G.R.I.T.S.

Messed up

This is my keyboard. J pulled the keys off so he could analyze how it works. But T got in the mix and pulled the rest off, so I cannot re-attach. The funniest part? J says to me "Awwww Moooom! T is dest messin it awwl up!" Um, WHO? He started the whole process. Too funny.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yellow Dino

This is for any Mommies that may read this. I learned so much from this program when the speaker came to my MOMS group. It can be so scary these days with kids!

One important thing she noted is that children need to know that not all strangers are “bad” and that they may indeed need to ask a stranger for help.

Spotting a Predator:
1) Predators target victims by having toys, games, etc. that match the interests of the child.
2) Predators plan their lives around attracting a victim – are obsessed with having sex with children
3) Predators justify their actions and think what they are doing is normal
4) Predators count on adults to not report their offenses
5) Predators are rarely convicted largely because children are poor witnesses
6) Predators count on parents to unknowingly send their children into dangerous situations – for example sending a younger child with an older child to the bathroom at a ballgame – older child gets tired of waiting of the younger child and returns to the parent leaving the younger child behind as an easy victim.
7) Knowledge is power

Red Flags
1) Someone enjoys being with your child more than you do
2) Older child or adult spending excessive amounts of time with a particular child
3) Gives toys and gifts
4) Child talks about new places that you did not introduce
5) Person comes around regularly to watch the child and “give you a break”
6) Person singles out your child
7) Person stares at your child

Tricky People
- If you are more than 21 feet away from your child you will not be able to get to them in time
- Teaching your children the anatomically correct words for their body parts make them less of a target – predators look for children who will not be able to accurately report what happened
- Teach your children that NO means NO. Give your child permission to say no and allow your children to understand and follow their instincts
- Teach your child that there are no secrets in your family (and teach that there is a difference between secrets and surprises). If someone tells them “Don’t tell” it should be a signal to tell someone.
- Have your child practice taking 3 steps back and “running like the wind” if they are faced with an uncomfortable situation
- Practice breaking away from a kidnapper without appearing that they are throwing a tantrum. Yell “This is not my MOMMY/DADDY/SISTER/Etc.”


Sunday, September 28, 2008

What a beating!

So I need to still find ivory shoes for the twins for this wedding they are in. So I voluntarily went here. This is where we spent our Sunday afternoon. I went into every single store in that horrible place trying to find shoes. Wouldn't you know that I ended up finding shoes for T at the last store in that place? The Right Start outlet. One of the only clean stores in the place, I might add. If we had only turned right instead of left when we walked in... Three hours I will never get back.

Oh, and for those who don't know, Grapevine Mills, is a HUGE indoor outlet mall. Think of the headache of Walt Disney World. Same crowd, but no reward with little beaming faces. Hey, at least I have shoes for T knocked out of the way!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Martha tortures little girls

I think these two girls are so funny!
I really need to figure out how to post video!

Friday, September 26, 2008


No reaction. Should I be worried? Hopefully, they don't understand. Hopefully.

Uh oh...

I just popped in Bambi....I wonder how the twins are going to react to Mommy deer's encounter with the hunters. I just tried to forward past that scene, but "OOOH NOOO MOMMY, you das messin it awl up!"

I will let ya know what happens...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sooo Frustrated!

The twins are in a wedding in 2.5 weeks. I need cream Easter type lace up for J, and ballet for T. Impossible. Really.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tag, I'm it!

The Rules
1. Link to the person that tagged you,
and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and or weird facts about yourself.
3.Tag 7 random people at the end of your post,
and include links to their blog.
4.Let each person know that they've
been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I have been tagged by Make Mine a Mojito ! Thanks! I am supposed to name 7 weird things about myself. Hmmmm only 7?

1. I brush my teeth in the shower. I think this is fine, I do it while my conditioner is in. It freaks Paul out. Hey, my showers have to be quick! I have to multi-task!

2. Blood. Completely freaks me out. I pass out. This was confirmed when the twins were almost 2 and T got a head wound. We were outside, two houses down from ours. I had to leave J on the sidewalk because I knew I would drop any moment. He would not follow me, and I could not carry T, apply pressure, while not looking, and carry him. He just stood there pointing, frozen. "Wook, OOOWIE!" I ran up and rang the doorbell of the house we were in front of, told the lady to get J and passing her T. Then I was OUT! My baby got 7 stitches that day.

3.Heights. It happened after I had the twins. Before them I was always totally fine. I have issues with escalators even.

4.My hair turned black/brown after the twins. Before, it was a lighter brown. My Mom swears I dye it, but I would never dye it black! This new lovely shade brings out my raccoon like circles under my eyes.

5. Spiders really freak me out. And this Spring I found a tarantula in my hall.

6. I sleepwalk. You never know where I will wake up.

7. I am extremely ungraceful. This is NOT good with my fear of blood.

Here are the seven blogs I tag!
Sippycups ARE for Chardonnay

Ashley's Closet

Henley on the Horn

Tickled Pink and Green

Monograms and Manicures

Mom x 2

Molly's Mom

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Awesome obituary

Hubby just sent this to me and I had to share.

This from the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming.

Monday,September 15,2008
DOUGLAS -- A celebration of life for James William "Jim" Adams, 53, will be held at a later date.He died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 at Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas.Jim, who had tired of reading obituaries noting other's courageous battles with this or that disease, wanted it known that he lost his battle. It was primarily as a result of being stubborn and not following doctor's orders or maybe for just living life a little too hard for better than five decades.He was born June 8, 1955 in Garrison, N.D. the son of James William and Ruby Helen (Clark) Adams.He was sadly deprived of his final wish, which was to be run over by a beer truck on the way to the liquor store to buy booze for a date. True to his personal style, he spent his final hours joking with medical personnel, cussing and begging for narcotics and bargaining with God to look over his loving dog, Biscuit, and his family.He would like to thank all "his ladies" for putting up with him the last 30 years.
During his life, he excelled at anything he put his mind to. He loved to hear and tell jokes and spin tales of grand adventures he may or may not have had.He is survived by five sons, Jeremiah Adams and his wife, Nicole, Mica Olivas, Wade Olivas, Brice Simpson and Cole Adams; sister, Jerri Giegerich; two ex-wives, Vickie Harrison and Marilyn Williams; four grandchildren; two nieces; and two great-nieces.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law.In lieu of flowers, he asks that you make a sizeable purchase at your favorite watering hole, get rip roaring drunk and tell the stories he no longer can.Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

Lookie what I found!

I found the best laundry detergent ever! My J has awful asthma, allergies, and eczema. This detergent has been such a blessing. His eczema is all but healed! Also, it leaves no residue, so no more detergent/deodorant stains. It is also completely biodegradable. And no softeners or perfumes added. But my clothes smell better and are softer than ever. Just had to talk about it because it has made such a difference!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Isn't she lovely...

Paul took this picture of T yesterday after Church. Doesn't it look professional? Also, I really love her in blue. She calls her bishop dresses her "princess" dresses. Isn't that cute? She also aways wears her pearls. I am so lucky she is such a girlie girl. It helps to make up for the fact she looks nothing like me. If one more person asks if she is adopted...

The fair is coming!!

Yeah! State Fair of Texas is coming this Friday!! It will be the best year ever, because the twins are old enough to really "get it". Every time J sees the Texas Star ferris wheel, he goes ballistic. I cannot wait for him to get to ride it. And T is such a little thrill seeker, she is going to have a blast on the mini roller coaster! Four days to go...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Problem solved

I hate to do it. I really do, but it had to be done. Grace is now an outdoor cat. We have a tree house, so I taught her how to get up there. I am also going to put a small doghouse up there so she can stay out of the rain. My only concern are the coyotes and owls. But on the bright side, my house smells like a house! YEAH.

Friday, September 19, 2008


My next door neighbor just came over. He and dear husband are going to have a drink. Yes my house smells like cat pee. GREAT! Lucky for me he left his almost 10 year old daughter to entertain the twins. Love this girl. So pretty, so graceful, perfect for T as a role model.

What to do about the cat pee? I spent HOURS with that damn black light...

Currently my eyes are burning, turn to my left... she has peed and is pooping, as I type. Hold on... reminder to self, do NOT chase cat while said cat is pooping. HUGE MESS! Poop everywhere. Does this nightmare end?

J's haircut, an explanation

Now and before...

This is how this happened...

Paul and I are outside enjoying wine, and I was complaining about how J will not let me style his hair. "Really Paul, I am just going to cut it all off. Ya know, just shave it." Paul: " I can do it"

"O.K." Then I got up to go to the bathroom. When I get outside I hear buzzing, and see hair flying.

I really didn't think he would really do it! Paul KNOWS how conservative and preppy I am! I don't even like for him to wear camo shorts because it makes my baby look tough. Now he looks like a well dressed, clean version of that little kid who runs up and kicks you in the shin!

And to make matters worse, this morning he said he does not like his hair. And if Daddy wants to cut it again...NOOOOOO! Another bad thing is that he is in a BIG wedding as the ring bearer. The bride had a beautiful silk John John custom made for him too! C is going to be pissed! The nice lady at Snip It's promised it will grow out, but I don't see that happening in time.

Lesson learned.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My cat...

is pissing me off. Literally. She has stopped using her litter box for no good reason. She is not sick, and she has fresh litter daily. And she peed on one of my favorite handbags...a Vintage Gucci Jackie. So now I get to spend the rest of the day walking around the house wearing my pink rubber cleaning gloves,a black light, and a bottle of Natures Miracle. Oh, and have I mentioned that we recently found out J is allergic to said cat? Now I will never be able to find her a home.

Look at the picture I found!

My beautiful family

I a so proud of this picture! I took this all by myself.

Happy Anniversary!!

Today is my anniversary. Since I am so busy I almost forgot. OOPS! Wow 4 years. Yes I know, the math 3.5 twins and 4 year anniversary today. Yes Babies in my tummy wedding. My Mother really did not know what to do with herself! So we had it in my parents back yard, with a champagne reception. She insisted that I wear this blue dress due to my "condition". I still to this day think that a cream, or even pale yellow would have been fine. My chest was so huge from the pregnancy, a double d in fact, that with the right dress, you could not tell. But no, blue.

Now I will have to tell the twins the real scoop. Oh well... there are worse things.
Anyway, it was fine and beautiful. Decorated by James. (He lives in my parents back house, used to decorate Neimans. And is the reason their house is in D home). Afterwards, we went to a restaurant with all of our friends and I ate plate after plate of crab claws.(Yeah, I know, I forgot those are a big no no when you are pregnant). All in all a great day. Good thing because the next day I was put on bed rest!

Now I need to find something special for my Paul.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Soccer Pictures!

I don't have pictures of their first game yet, but here are some pictures from their first practice.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I need to vent today. A "friend" of mine is getting married on Saturday. She did not even tell me. I have known her since the 6th grade and she is one of the twins Godparents. A 3rd party told me. I also want to mention that when her father died a few years ago, I drove ALL NIGHT so she would not be alone. Only two of us did that for her. So I guess that is the thanks I get....

The following is the reason I think she has ditched me.

Pre babies, I was one of those Papercity, Cottilion Club, Symphony, ect. girls. Anyway, I still had some contacts, and we scored invites to the opening of Ghostbar. This "friend" flew in from San Fran, and went with us. Since this was my first hurrah since I had the twins, I really overdid it. I mean, I told Cuba Gooding Jr. that I LOOOVED him in that diving movie....um huh? Anyway, my friends were right the with me and none of us should have driven. I took someones car and driver, and my other friends took Taxi's. Except for "friend" who drove to my house. When she got there my husband and I begged her not to drive. She ignored us, and when we were not paying attention, she was off. So she drove drunk, got pulled over and went to JAIL. And it was not the H.P. or U.P. police, it was Dallas. So it sucked. It cost her a ton of money, and I get punished for her stupid actions. Life really sucks sometimes.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I am now a soccer mom!

The babies had their first soccer game yesterday, and it was too cute! Rain and all. Oh, and did I mention that there was a hurricane that had hit the coast the night before, and was on its way to us.
Anyway, 16 three year olds all running after the ball. The twins coach did a great job, so their team won! GO ROCKETS!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Painted Babies

I am laying here on the couch looking at my walls. You see, the twins decided about a month ago to "make the sun come out". I woke up at around 3 a.m. to find yellow paint everywhere. On the walls, on the floor, on my new armoire. Well, long story short I have cleaned pretty much all of it, that is, except the walls. So, that is on my short list......

Now back to laundry!

Monday, September 8, 2008


When I was in the hospital with the twins, everyday was a struggle. Just keeping them in my belly to "cook" was a feat.

One day, when they did a sonogram on my belly, I was told baby A may have some mental retardation due to the lack of nutrients she was receiving. So, they wheel me up to my room and I am pretty upset. Then to make matters worse, they are putting up the nativity scene outside my hospital room. Then it starts raining/sleeting . I mean really are you kidding me? Then the funniest thing happened. I am bawling and very upset when I look out the window. There is a little red speck, then another, and another. I go over and look...ladybugs. Lots and lots of ladybugs! In the middle of winter! From then on, whenever there was a problem I would see ladybugs on the windowsill. Of my bedroom at the hospital, and later outside the window of the NI CU.

God really does work in mysterious ways.