Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Nostalgia - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I've been discussing High School memories with a friend of mine who ironically is a friend from college not High School. Apparently he had it very rough and was asking me if I ever thought "I remember that jerk! I should go back and take him apart!"

That totally was not me. I was a very shy kid that was convinced that no one ever wanted to waste the time talking to me. So usually my stuff is more like ‘oh why was I so shy! I should’ve talked to more people’. I still have to force myself to approach people. I’ll talk to anyone but I won’t make the first overture. I never want to put people out, which includes having to talk to me. People thought I was stuck up because of it. I found out years later that I was considered 'the biggest snob in the school'. It would comical if I didn't remember that awful feeling in the pit of my stomach from just making eye contact wih someone. What made it even worse it that I would have died if someone had realized how shy I was. I was supposed to be poised, in control, a leader. Yeah well.

Luckily I went to college away from home where nobody knew who I was. I could be someone totally new...and I was. I was out-going and friendly. I felt like I belonged and that people wanted to spend time with me. I've since regressed a bit and fall back into that 'shy' crap. It takes lots of practice for me to be out-going and if I'm not forced to work that 'muscle' I lose it.

So now I've bared my soul and my High School self wants to fall through the floor. But it's all about learning and growing right?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Celebrating in Style

Hannah has decided she'd like to have a 'Dora Pool Party' for her 3rd Birthday. I can't believe my baby is going to be three! As usual I'm pulling out all the stops. I've made the invitations (with the help of a jpg from NickJr), purchased most of the 'Explorer' goody bag treats and started my list of food to serve. Now all I need is an idea of what my darling daughter would like as a gift...oh and ordering the cake...can't forget the cake! I'm a busy busy bee but '3' is just so very special. We're gonna celebrate in style!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

My favorite picture from 2007

Found a Picture

Found a picture of Jake at about 2 yrs old. Just had to put it up here because it's just such a great photo.

Now just to be fair to my little princess...

I know they are old but aren't they just delish?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dream or something else?

Ever had one of those dreams where you aren't quite sure if it was actually a dream? I had one last night about Miss Angie. We had been talking about her at dinner last night, so part of me just thinks it was my subconscious talking. But it was so real and yet surreal. In the dream I knew she was an angel (or ghost if you prefer). She was hanging out of a window and having a debate with a man inside that I couldn't see. She asked me a question, which I cannot remember, and I answered. She turned to the man and said "I told you I was right" then turned back and asked me how I was. I said I was just fine. Then she asked when the baby was due. I told her I wasn't pregnant and she gave me a look and said "I Know". That's when I woke up.

So I ask you....dream or something else?

Monday, July 09, 2007

Mom? Can we get a dog?

We're back from vacation. Had a really great time in the sun and the surf. I'm mostly de-stressed now although nowhere near ready to return to the real world. I forgot to download the pictures so you'll have to wait another day for those but I did come back to find a very cute picture in my email. I'm calling it "Mom? Can we get a dog?"
It was taken when Melissa and Snoopie watched the kids during Uncle Ken and Aunt Jenni's wedding.