Thursday, August 20, 2009

Maybe she will be a chef...

Yesterday, Kennedy decided that she wanted to make dessert for mommy & daddy. She wanted to create her own recipe. It started with milk, sugar & graham crackers. Doesn't sound so bad.
Then she decided that it needed something else. So she added pickles & pickle juice.

Still not right, so she added sprinkles. Doesn't it look delicious? She added some more ingredients after I stopped taking pictures. She added hot sauce because "daddy just loooves hot sauce". Then she topped it with a dab of whipped cream & sliced bananas. I told her it sounded so delicious but unfortunately I couldn't eat it because I was allergic to pickles ; ). "oh well" she said "that just leaves more for daddy"!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

while i am waiting for my dumbass computer...

to finish whatever it is that it is doing, i thought i would talk your ear off for a bit. I seriously hate this computer. and i dont hate anything or anyone( not that there isn't anyone who deserves to be hated by me, it just isn't my style!) I wonder if anyone finds it weird how passionately I feel about "things". If it were possible, i would totally make out with my camera & my iphone. Maybe even at the same time if I was feeling extra frisky! I would also choke my computer until it turned blue, let it go & then do it again just for shits & giggles. You know how they say when children torture animals it can be a sign that they will grow to become serial killers? I wonder if this means that I will grow into one of those crazy old ladys who talks to inanimate objects? Whatever, i'm weird & i'm fine with that!

Speaking of crazy old lady's, last night when I was at Super Walmart (don't laugh it's awesome!) I had a very serious 10 minute conversation with the 60-something year old check out lady about Twilight & Rob Pattinson. I am admittedly obsessed with the Twilight series. I never saw the appeal of Rob Pattinson before reading the books. Then I got it. And then it grew much worse when I heard him sing. Go ahead, click the link & then try to tell me that isn't one of the sexiest voices you have ever heard. It's like a mix between Van Morrison & John Mayer(douchebag). And, he is amazing on the piano & the guitar. I could continue but you get the point. Now, I am growing quite found of Taylor Lautner. He's only 17 & i feel like a dirty old woman so I won't say anymore about that! I will be one of those nerds standing in line at midnight when the new movie opens. I will try my hardest not to paint my face white & wear black contacts though, I wouldn't want to embarrass whoever goes with me! The movie isn't even that good but a lot of it was filmed in parts of Oregon that I went to with Tavia. And anytime i see photos of those places I start to feel all warm & fuzzy inside!

Now on to something else that has been on my mind alot lately. My last cancer screening came back as only "midly abnormal" so there was no need for another surgery and I didn't have to come back for 6 whole months! While that is great news, it freaks me out to think about waiting 6 months to get checked again. If it was up to me, I would be there once a week just to make sure everything was ok. One of my scars has started to become raised & itchy. It's super ugly but I kind of like to show it off. I like when people ask me what happened so I can hopefully scare them in to wearing sunblock & stop baking their asses in the sun. I get so pissed when I see people do that. And I was the WORST when I was younger. I slathered on the baby oil and layed out all day long all summer. And i was a regular at the tanning salon. My best friend used to lecture me about wearing sunscreen (in the nicest possible way of course). I eventually listened because she has the most beautiful skin of anyone I have ever seen and she NEVER tans. (i'm sure those of you who know Tavia would agree with me on that one). It didn't matter though. I was diagnosed with Melanoma & just a year before I had no signs of it. I was lucky we found it early. It wasn't quite deep enough to need Chemo or Radiation but it wasn't far off. Just all the more reason I would like to try to convince my doctor to move in with me & stare at me naked all day. Plus, she's super funny & I like funny!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hi there

It has been over a month since I have posted. I have been SUPER busy with work, which is awesome. Then, i had some computer issues. All of my files seem to have been "misplaced". I do back my work up so I figured it wouldn't be a problem, I just need to plug in my external hard drive & retrieve my files, right? WRONG! For some reason, that isn't working either. Yeah, it sucks & I have been trying really, really hard not to lose my effin mind for the past few days. She is being tended to by my very generous friend who has a networking company. I emailed him with a short explanation & he said something about the programs they use to find child predators & that my hard drive hasn't been erased so it should be no big deal to find my shit. Let's hope so because I have a buttload of work to do! Keep your fingers crossed, or I might be sleeping on your couch soon!

I am sick of summer. I think the older I get the more I hate summer. Actually, it is just the heat & humidity that I hate. The beginning of summer was fantastic, I don't think we even broke 82 degrees until the past 2 weeks. But now it is gross & disgusting & I can't even walk to my mailbox without breaking a sweat. And I don't sweat! Plus, I am ready for the kids to go back to school. Kennedy will be in FULL DAY kindergarten this year! And Hayden will be in preschool 3 days a week for a few hours. That means me & the Moose will finally get some alone time.I don't think we have had that since she was born. Sounds dreamy, doesn't it?

Most, or all of you know that I am a photographer. I have a lot of camera equipment. There is one thing that I have been wanting more than anything lately. This. I don't have a skinny little point & shoot that I can carry around & just take snapshots of my kids with. GASP... a photographer that wants to just take snapshots on auto mode without having to worry about exposure, shutter speed, editing or creating beautiful shots. I think that is one of the things that I hear pros say the most. Obviously, we love our jobs and feel extremely lucky to be getting paid good money to do something that we love so much that we would probably pay you to let us do it while other people slave away at jobs that they are miserable at. ( i swear, i am not trying to rub it in). But, the (self-inflicted) pressure of always getting that perfect picture is exhausting sometimes. Anyway, that's enough rambling from me for one day. Mason just dragged out a pack of diapers to me so I guess she is trying to tell me something. I will leave you with a few recent snapshots from my beloved IPhone.

Mason & a mullet wig.

Taking a break on our walk yesterday. This is Hayden's new favorite way to wear her hair. I did it as a joke one day but now she makes me do it like this everyday. Oh, and check out her Michael Kors shoes. I don't even wear Michael Kors shoes. But, Marshalls has adorable kids stuff for really cheap. Aren't they cute?

I peaked in the playroom & saw this the other day. It was way too quiet for way too long so I thought for sure I would find them doing something mischievous. I love that they are best friends!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Boo Hoo!

Call me a heartless bitch but am I the only one who isn't all the sad about Michael Jackson's death? As far as I'm concerned, the MJ I loved has been gone for a very long time. I will not mourn the loss of anyone who harms any child. I know it has never been "proven" but come on! I'm sad that his children have lost a parent but that's about it. In the end, they are probably better off.

Friday, June 12, 2009


why are people acting like this is really that shocking? Nothing more sexy than a disease-infested shot in the eye!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Hayden!

Today, Hayden turned 3. If you ask her how old she is, is will tell you four. We celebrated her birthday last weekend with a "pinkalicious" party. Although, we did have another cake today! As I was going back through old pictures I couldn't believe how much she has changed over the years. Enjoy:

Just born:



And the big 3:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

7 on the 7th

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