Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
1.) Friends - I was all about my friends at this age. I loved going to school because it meant I got to be with my friends all day long and after school I spent all night long talking on the phone with them. Weekends? More time to spend with friends. I had a great "group" of friends and they were my whole world.
2.) Boys - yep - we talked about them, dreamed about them, flirted with them, sighed over them, cried over them, and laughed about them.
3.) Pom-poms - I loved belonging to a group, going to practices (again with my friends), and best of all going to football games - so. much. fun.
4.) Lunch - that strange combination of social hour and meal time. We ate the weirdest things - tater tots dipped in butter being a favorite of our table. I spent the time gossiping and making plans for the weekend - oh and the food fights - yes they occurred like in the movies - someone would turn the lights off and madness would ensue until a teacher got to the lights. The girls and I would usually hit the deck under the tables while the boys let loose with the food.
5.) Age - this was a great age to be - old enough to have some independence but young enough to not have many responsibilities.
6.) Belonging - it was a time of great security for me. I belonged. I knew my place in the social network and I had a clear definition of who I was. There was something very comforting about that.
7.) Communication - notes, notes, notes. Because we had no computers or cell phones then we actually wrote each other hand written notes and passed them in between classes. It was not uncommon to be handed several notes by different friends between classes. Then I would write back during the next class and so on. Amazing how much writing we did!
8.)Symbols - long before the LOL's of today my friends and I had all kinds of symbols and written ways to convey a message to each other. A few: BBB = blackberry brandy (which we tried once and thought we were cool so we wrote it on out notes) CTB = Cindy the Bitch (a girl I didn't like in school - we each had one) CTF = Craig the fox (one boy I had a crush on) etc...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
1. My car still has that "new car smell."
2. My Mom's birthday is coming up next. (and I have no idea what to get her!)
3. Lately, things seem a little "off" guess I am just not settled into the fall routine yet.
4. My scraproom is one of my favorite 'hiding' places.
5. What happened to the summer?
6. Changing your attitude is not impossible!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a lazy evening with the family, tomorrow my plans include watching Abbie play soccer and shopping for new skates for Jacob and Sunday, I want to sleep in and then play!
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Since Lee has not only introduced me to this idea but so many others I thought it would be fun to have Lee featured in my very first 8 things post.
So here you go - in no particular order - 8 things I love about Lee:
1.) She writes in an interesting and entertaining way that I love.
2.) She is an awesome photographer - She uses interesting angles and perspectives.
3.) She is a fantastic Mom. Love her "mama-tude" and the way she parents her children.
4.) Commonality - I love that the more I get to know her the more I find in common with her.
5.) She is generous - with her time, her emotions, her creativity, her resources and her home.
6.) She is strong in what she believes - not a wishy-washy, non committal bone in her body.
7.) She is real - she is not perfect and doesn't pretend to be.
8.) She is always seeking, learning, and thinking about who she is and what is next.
Thanks for your friendship Lee! It makes my world a nicer place :)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I'll be back later today with my Best Shot Monday and an update about our trip!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Hope you all have a great weekend! Oh and Happy, Happy Birthday to my friend Lee!!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
We have been celebrating Sam's 12th birthday! First was mini-golf and go-karts, then dinner at the melting pot, pineapple upside down cake (by request) and presents.
In honor of my middle son, I thought I would share 15 things about Sam today...
*He loves to sing and listens to a very wide variety of music.
*He likes to to collect things - currently it is old gameboy color games.
*He is full of drama - both good and bad.
*He likes the colors red and black.
*He keeps his room neat.
*He has a natural swagger when he walks.
*He has curly hair that when he decides to take time with it will make the girls swoon.
*He still likes pokemon and legos but doesn't always like to admit it.
*He hates to be rubbed but likes to be hugged.
*He is a movie buff (and especially loves old ones).
*He is a middle child and has lots of the characteristics that goes along with that.
*He needs to be entertained and always likes to be with someone.
*He is good eater - will try anything and is not picky at all.
*He is 12 and starts middle school (6th grade) on September 8th.
*He is loved.
Happy Birthday Sam!