Thursday, December 31, 2009

Out With The Old...

You know, I really don't know how I feel about the coming of the new year. I am not one, honestly, to make a decision to change/renew/redo something and then wait until the new year to put that plan in motion, so I don't know what a new year really changes for me. It is not my birthday, so I am not suddenly one year older. It is not much of anything for me. It is just a new day. And, the start of a new year. So, I guess that means it is what it is and nothing more.

Is that sad? Is that wrong? Is that ok?

Who knows?

To those who make changes, at the start of the new year, good luck! If I can help, let me know, I will do my best to do so. For those who do not start anything new at the beginning of the new year, good luck to you too!

To all of you out there, with each new day, make the best of the life God has given you! I know I am trying to, even if I don't always succeed! I am only human, after all!

Be careful, be safe, and be you, in the coming new year!

Love, Jamie

Monday, December 28, 2009

Big #2!

Look whose awake!?

Already feeling sassy!

She refuses to look at me!

This evening when I got home from getting some groceries and a little birthday present, we had tiny cupcakes and ice cream to celebrate Meeeeema turning two!

This is so funny! She is trying on her new shirt!

Eating her baby cake!

She is showing me she is 2!

Mommy's littlest big girl!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas is almost over. I was shutting off my phone, to go to bed, and it just hit me that Christmas is almost over and I am sad to see it go. Until next year, farewell Christmas! May your spirit of good tidings and cheer remain in our hearts, until we meet again!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

Monday, December 21, 2009

It is almost here and I am ALMOST prepared!

How are all of you doing?

Checking things off that list?

Have the preparations been made?

Are you on the naughty list, or the nice list? Me too!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

More Kiddie Speak

Now, first off, I want to say that the only thing making ANY noise at all in my house right now, is the washing machine. With that said, I present you with a kiddie dialogue from literally 37 seconds ago...

"What's dat?" Meeeema asked in a very puzzled and half nervous voice.

"Nothing," I said.

Again, she says, "What's dat?"

Boog replies, "Oh, dat, it's da wind!"

All the while, I am telling myself that it is not the wind, because there is no wind, right now!

Then, I realize she is talking about the washing machine, which happens to be on spin cycle, so I tell her that is it the washing machine.

"Wating kachine?" Meeeeema questions.

"Yep, it's da wating matine," Boog says, like she just solved a mystery!

Meeeeema, apparently settling into the fact that Boog just solved the world's problems by finding the source of the noise, says, "Oh, da wating kachine!"

I think they should come with a language chart! Meeeeema and I almost had a war over the fact that she could not find her "gubs" one day and it really took me a while to figure out that she wanted her mittens. Also, you should have been here when she wanted "kakick," which happens to be chapstick, for those who don't speak kidese! It is amazing that I have made it this far!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What Do YOU Do?

First off, let me start by defending my parenting skills, because what I am about to tell you will be appalling, at best! I do not normally do anything of the sort, but in this instance, I had to make the best of the situation, so I did!

So, I put my almost 2 year old Meeeeema into the high chair, so I can get breakfast for her, Boog and myself. And, when I got her all settled in, I asked her what she wanted to eat. She reached her meaty little finger out and said, "tips," to which I replied, "CHIPS?" She said, "yep!" I said, "Not in the morning, not for breakfast?" She immediately decided that I had it all wrong and said, again, "tips!" I said, "You know what, chips it is!" So, I sat down next to her and we had chips! After we had chips, she consented to eating a bowl of cereal and I had a whole wheat bagel with peanut butter on it!

Boog hadn't even stopped petting the dog yet, so she did not know what was going on, or she would want chips again tomorrow, but that is probably a whole other problem!

This Just In!

Boog says, "I wike two and I wike sree and I wike pour and I wike eight!"

"Really?" I asked.

"Yep, and I wike mashed tatatos!" she replied.

Can someone please tell me what just happened there? I am still lost!

Monday, December 14, 2009


For those of you who don't follow my Pic-O-Blog, you might take an interest in the post I just made over there! We did something "fun" last night!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Do You Remember?

Do you remember when I posted the pics of the quilt I made for the neighbors? Well, if you do, then you will be able to follow the rest of the story.

Last night, someone knocked on the door, mind you, I was all fancied up in my sweats and eating a bowl of chili and the person at the door was for me! Aaaaaaaaaaaah! So, I got off my barstool and carried my happy butt into the living room, only to find my neighbor with a tray full of the most wonderful goodies!

He is such a sweet man and his wife is a very nice lady too! They apparently decided that they should bring something as a thank you for the quilt that I made for them. I tried to tell him that they did not have to bring anything, but he was not hearing of it. He just kept explaining things to me about the care of the dish, which I had just assumed I would be taking back, so I guess that was his way of telling me to keep it too! What a wonderful way to say thank you, even though thank you was more than enough!

Doesn't it look wonderful? It is a pan of peanut butter rice crispie treats!


I thought so!

What a wonderful gesture!

We really appreciate it!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Wish you were here!

I hope the angels made a cake for you!

I know I would have!

I hope they love you as much as we do!

Have a great day today!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Today, I HATE having ovaries!

Ya, that's all I've got to say!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


How is it that a child who needs 8-10 hours of sleep at night, needs a two hour nap after being awake for four hours, but then after said two hour nap is ready to stay awake for another eight hours?!?!?!?