Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Someone save me from myself!

I picked the kids up today from daycare/school and then stopped at the Food Lion to pick up some stuff for dinner. Just for kicks, I set the odometer at 0 when I left the store to see how far it is to our house. Door to door it is... .7 miles! 3/4 of a mile! Not a mile! Do you know how many times I have jumped in the car to go LESS THAN A MILE to pick up something from the store?

So, I had this exciting little moment where I pictured myself walking to the store whenever I needed to get something, getting exercise, having time with my kids, being outside, etc...

...and then the excuses set in...

1. How do I walk a 1 and a 3 year old to the store and then be able to carry back all the groceries?
2. How do I get things like milk/eggs back without spoiling?
3. How hot is too hot to have my kids walking/riding that far?
4. How do I manage bags, stroller, and a 3 year old that likes to randomly run off?

I REALLY want to be able to just walk to the store and I would love for someone out there to invalidate all of my excuses!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Myrtle Beach, SC

We just got back from the beach. Sorry to be so long without a post. I am going through my 700+ photos and will post just a few. I promise, just a few. :) Here is one to start, though. We got up most mornings before the rest of the family and headed down to the beach to collect sea shells. It was nice to see the sunrise with all my boys!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Water,water, everywhere

I am always envious of the people that prefer water to drink. I have never liked to drink water. I would much rather have a Diet Caffeine Free Coke. In fact, I have noticed that there are days I will drink 4 cans of it while around the house. Sad.

So... I have made a COMPLETELY CRAZY pact with myself, and now, with all of you since I am admitting it in public.

Starting this past 9/11, I am ONLY DRINKING WATER for a full year. And not the carbonated and flavored water that I like from WalMart, plain water. This freaks me out but I can't imagine how much healthier I will be cutting out the soda and drinking that much water.

It is much cheaper (unless you buy bottled, which we don't usually) and is supposed to be the best thing to put into your body.

So... off we go. This is day 4 and so far so good! I have to admit, though, I do miss carbonation! And I am sure a glass of wine every now and then will be missed as well!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Beach in 2 days!

We are off to the beach in 2 days! Brody finally *Gets It* that we will all be going away to go to another house and go to the beach. He wants to go now. Is it now? Now?

I am in the process of trying to pack up everything that we own. Apparently, we won't have enough Jeep space, so I am going to have to figure out what is *really* necessary, and what is only a by-product of my "be prepared for anything" mentality.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Yep. I give up.

I should have stopped at 2. Because NOW, most of the celebrities that this thing says I look like are dudes! And again, there are NO repeats from my first 2 attempts. What do you all think... which one of the slew of celebs do you think I look like? be nice.

Celebrity Look Alikes #2

Okay, so I posted the Celebrity look-alikes thingy and didn't really think I looked like any of the people... so I chalked it up to the face recognition software not being too good... but THEN I saw my friends Rachel and Sam had each done one and they looked JUST LIKE THEM! So I thought I would redo it with a better photo... and I STILL don't think I look like any of these people... AND the funny thing... NONE of the original people showed up on my second attempt. And don't even get me started that Gary Sinise is the 2nd closest to being my match.

Maybe I should go for the best out of 3? Or maybe I should just face the facts that I just don't have celeb looks, except for Gary Sinise!

Kiss My Grits!

Kurt can attest to this... I can't get this song out of my head!!!!! Anybody else remember this show? I LOVED it!

Oh, and here is the opening video if you are interested!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

My Celebrity Look-alikes

I saw this on my friend's blog, so I thought I would try it out. If only I ACTUALLY looked like any of these people...

Oh, and here's Kurts!

First Day of School!

Here he goes... off to 3 year old pre-school! Time just goes way too fast when you have kids!

Labor Day in Blacksburg!

We had a great time in Blacksburg with Kurts family. Here are a few photos of Brody and Seth with their Great Granddaddy, Grammy, BooPa, and his cousins Will and Maddie.

Teddy Bear Tea

Last week, Brody went to a "Teddy Bear Tea" to meet his new teachers. He did great! He doesn't have a favorite Teddy Bear, so we called it "Poochie Tea". Here he is.