Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I may have been one of the very last people on the planet to see the movie, "Tangled."  I know it is just about every little girls new favorite movie and Rapunzel is everyone's new favorite Disney princess.

I don't know why it took me so long to finally sit down and watch this movie.  It is definitely Libby's favorite ... she usually carries it with her, along with her big, soft Rapunzel doll.  My big girls have even exclaimed, "MOM!  How have you not seen Tangled yet?!  It is so adorable!!!"  Chloe bought it. And it is one of her new, all time favorite movies.

I didn't go see it in the theaters and I just don't sit down at home very often to watch a video.  BUT .... 

Last week I DID!!!  Libby was over, she requested it, and we popped in.  Oh my.  I found myself telling her to SHUSH because she was talking and I was missing what the characters were saying!!!!


Chloe was especially happy that I had finally seen it.  She said, "Mom.  Did I show you the pictures of Tom as Flynn Rider at a little girls birthday party?"  Tom is a good friend of hers in the theater world.  They met when they both were in the cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  She hadn't shown me .....


I think Disney should cast him ...

How adorable is this little Rapunzel?

(That's a LOTTA princesses!!!)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Little prayers.

I got this email from McCall today:

Libby was so cute during prayer last night. She doesn’t usually say anything, just lays on the ground w/ her passie. But, last night, she kneeled knee-to-knee with me and folded her arms. I said, “please bless daddy” and she replied, “ya, my daddy’s at work.” I said, “please bless the baby” and she replied while reaching out and patting my tummy, “brother baby.” Then I said, “help Libby to be nice to her friends” (they’ve been fighting a lot) and she said really loud, “YA! Keymia need to be nice to ME!!!” Hahaha. It was so cute and funny. She was totally listening and responding to everything. Love her. 

 .... and I love McCall for being such a good little mother.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sweetheart's dance.

Shortly after the school year starts, all the festivities for "Homecoming" start too.  Sophie got asked to the Homecoming dance but decided she didn't want to go.  I asked her why.

"I don't know.  I just don't feel like going.  I don't really care.  I am more into the educational part of school, not really the social part of school."

Okay, first of all - who says that?  And second of all - I think it was a short lived phase for her.  The second dance of the school year is the "Sweetheart's Dance" and she decided that she did want to attend that one.

I can't believe the fuss girls go through for these dances though.  The stress of the dress, the jewels, getting their nails done, their hair and make up done ... hair and make up?!  I didn't even get my nails done for my wedding and did my own hair and makeup just like I did every other day!!!!  (I always maintain that I am a fairly low maintenance woman though.  In hind sight, I probably should have enlisted some help that day!)

When her friend, Makayla showed up at the door to pick Sophie up (it was a girls choice, so the girls picked up their dates), I thought they looked like little book ends in their cute blue dresses and side swiped pony tails.  They were so adorable ... and look just a little happy to be heading off for the night!

Haley and Chloe wanted a picture with them .... looks like a little hair and makeup does go a long way.  :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Family feet.

US Weekly shared family photos after Tori Spelling had her third baby, Hattie.

I think this is ...


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day!

It's Valentine's morning ... 

House decorated ... CHECK.

Cinnamon rolls baked .... CHECK.

Love note left ... CHECK.

Rice Krispie treats made ... CHECK.

Treat bags made ... CHECK.

Early morning text from my favorite Valentine ... CHECK.

Already a very SWEET day ...

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Random acts of kindness.

I just read where this is "Random Acts of Kindness" week.

I think it's a really good idea ... every week of the year.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Whole outfits.

SOOO many times when I have gotten a catalog, I look at the picture and think, If I had the money, I would buy every single thing on the model.  That's what I thought when I saw this in the Sundance catalog.  I love everything about this picture - everything! (The age and size of this pretty young thing helps sell the outfit, granted.)  The price tag for every single thing on the model?  

From head to toe:

Kitten Ear Cap - $75
Color Waves Scarf - $45
Folkloric Mittens - $38
Caviar Tee - $68
Far-Beyond-Basic Cardigan - $68
A G Angel Moment Jeans - $185
Winter Color Belt - $68
 Sundance Timeless Boots - $328

Grand total:  $875 (plus tax, shipping and handling)

I LOVE this one too.

It's about the same price when you add it all up.

Isn't that a down payment on a car?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

BIG Candy.

So the kids' dad took them on a little vacay.   They stopped at a (rather large) candy store and he told them that they could pick out one treat.  (I guess he thinks they are still three.)  Here are their choices.

Good thinking girlies.  ;)

Saturday, February 4, 2012


One of the reasons I decided to take a little break from blogging was so that I could catch up on some of the things that I was behind in .... mainly my desk duties at work.  When you sit at a desk all day it is hard not to just click on your Facebook page, or your blogging dashboard to see what everyone else that you "follow" is up to, at different times throughout the day ... all day ... if ya know what I mean.  (Curses to social media!!!)

It was just last weekend that my sister, Leslie, finally showed me how Pinterest functions.  OH MY!!!  When I first posted a comment about it on my Facebook page, here are some of the comments I got:

Collette - It is easy to go nuts on Pinterest.
Diane - oh ~ we are in trouble now!
Jennifer - Beware, they have an iPhone app.  That's where my trouble began.
Diana - Love it, but it is addictive!
Josephine - I only pin on Fridays.   It's very addictive.
Kathy - Polly ... I had to breakup with Facebook because of my relationship with Pinterest.  Love it!
Michelle - Definitely my new addiciton as well .... Love it!
DeAnne - OH DON'T DO IT - I totally had to put myself on restriction! ha ha ha
Courtney - Ah-oh ...
Kristin - addddddictive!!!!!!!!

I didn't heed their warnings!  And I thought blogging was time consuming ...