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What have you done?

I guess I have the last one covered already b/c I just did it.  I got this from Kelly and it sounded like fun.  She got it from Everyday Moments (I thought I would like to both of them b/c they are both great sites!)…


So let’s see what I have done in my 35 years…(bolded items are ones I have done)


1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland – WORLD

8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (does driving in my car count?  I don’t think so)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris – honeymoon
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I am satisfied because I have what I need)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Seen the Lincoln Memorial in person
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92.Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else’s blog to your own

53 isn’t bad – over half the list.  And I am sure there are things on there that I will NEVER do!

What have you done?

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I’ll admit it

I’m not ashamed.  Maybe a little off my rocker.  Blame it on hormones.  I think I am going to buy Britney’s new album that comes out Tuesday.  Why?  I’ve heard some song off of it – I love the energy, the beat.  Sounds like it would be great music for the gym.  (Yes, this baby will get exercise – nothing extreme but I can’t sit on my ass this time around).


So there – you know my secret.  I like Britney Spears.  I’m glad she is making a comeback from all of the shit she went through.  Seriously – we’ve all had rough patches in our lives – well maybe not to the extreme of shaving our heads – but it’s nice to see she is getting better.


Off to finish Eclipse.

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The Letter “C”

I feel like I am going on an adventure down Sesame Street…but that is not the case.  Shannon had a cool post on her blog…all things that start with the letter “J”.  She was extremely creative and I can only hope to do her justice!  She has selected the letter “C” for me…


Candy Canes – because I am going to be putting up my tree this weekend.  But I don’t like the red peppermint kind, I am more of the green spearmint kind of girl…


Candles – I love lighting candles all over the house when the weather is chilly outside.  It doesn’t help that Avery follows me around and blows them all out.   Damn them for having Fire Safety week.  Didn’t they teach them NOT to play with candles?

Candy bars – especially Heath bars and Baby Ruth bars.  YUM YUM YUM!


Man, I am racking my brain trying to come up with a HOTTIE that starts with C. 


WAIT – I’ve got it !   Christian Bale.



The Cure – does that count?  My all time favorite band EVER. 


Cuddling – I love to cuddle with Hubby and my little precious sweet pea, Avery.


Cleaning – believe it or not, I like to clean.  I hate messiness.  I hate dirty floors.  And the obsession is 100 millons times worse now that I am pregnant.


Cullen – as in Edward Cullen.  If you don’t know who I am talking about…You must come out from under a rock and read the Twlight books.  I am almost finished with Eclipse and have the final book waiting for me on a shelf.  I will be sad when I finish reading them all.  But I did see that Stephanie Meyer has a new book out.  Anyone read it yet?


Christmas – oh how could I have made it this far into my list without putting down my favorite Holiday of the whole freaking year??????  My tree will go up, the presents will be bought and wrapped and the celebrating will commence.  I have so much to be thankful for this holiday season.  Too many things to list. 

Cookies -hand in hand with Christmas comes COOKIES!  I make my wreath cookies every year and they are always a hit.  The first batch will be made tomorrow for a cookie exchange on Monday.  And my MIL always makes me black-eyed susans – people call them something different but they are the peanut butter cookies with the hershey kiss in them.  YUM!  All of us battle for those every year.

So, that’s all I can come up with right now.  That was fun!  I hope to get another letter soon.  Gets my creative juices going!


Happy Day, everyone!!!!

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Thanksgiving Dinner

We enjoyed the company of family and friends yesterday for a yummylicous Thanksgiving meal.

I honestly think Avery had the most fun…


She insisted on getting a turkey leg.  She ate all three kinds of pie (pumpkin, apple and mincemeat).  And had a roaringly great time telling everyone that “Mommy has a baby in her tummy”. 


Today, I didn’t go shopping, I avoided the stores like the plague.  I used to get into all of that, but we don’t really have anyone other than immediate family to buy for, so there’s no need to hunt for deals.  But today I do have to work.  And Avery and Hubby are off to buy her a “big girl” (read twin) bed.  She is so flippin’ excited!


Hope you all enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

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Life Changing Moments


So let me ask you…have you ever had a moment in your life that blew you out of the water?  Seriously, we are talking LIFE ALTERING.  Your life will NEVER be the same again. 

I had one about 4 years ago, when I found out that I was pg with Avery.  I was dumbfounded, in shock, and truly amazed.  Now that she is almost 3 1/2, I can truly appreciate how life altering that moment was.  Peeing on a stick and watching the word PREGNANT appear in the little window.  I had to take 2 more tests after that just to MAKE.SURE.  Of course Hubby was living 9 hours away at that time, so I had to break the news to him on the phone.  While he was in the middle of a meeting at his new job.  We laugh about it now.


On Saturday November 15, at 6:30 pm, I experienced another life altering moment.  After this said event occurred…I spent a lot of time pondering how nothing, from that moment forward, would ever be exactly as it was at 6:25pm – a mere 5 minutes earlier.  Isn’t it just earthshattering how that can happen?  I cried when it happened…and then I went shopping. 


Avery got a new t-shirt.



And if you still don’t get it…check out my shirt.



Ok, if you haven’t gotten it by now – which I am sure you all have – we are having another baby – next summer.  Completely surprised us, but it is the most welcome, happiest surprise ever.  We have been trying for months and had just decided to start infertility treatments after the first of the year.  Now how about that!


So there you have it – my 200th post – I’ve been saving the news!

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Can hardly stand it…

After getting through New Moon…with a little difficulty…and am very excited to say that I now hold in my hand 629 glorious pages of Edward and Bella.  I just got back from the store with a fresh copy of Eclipse in my little hands.


Now I have something to do during Monday Night Football.  BRING ON THE VAMPIRES!!!




What is all over your face?

Thursday Avery’s class had a birthday party to celebrate November birthdays in her class.  They had cupcakes.  With LOTS of frosting.  Colored frosting.  I don’t know that the heck kind of artificial coloring went into these puppies but this is how she came home…..


She wasn’t pleased when I told her should couldn’t have more cupcakes.


Seriously – do you see in on her NECK?????



Today is Saturday – she just came down off her sugar rush.  For real.