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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I should be packing,cleaning or something other than this..

TNchick had this on her blog and I couldn't resist. Though I was really hoping to be a Pepsi *wink*

You Are Coke

A true original and classic, you represent the best of everything you can offer.
Just the right amount of sweet, just the right amount of energy... you're the life of the party.

Your best soda match: Mountain Dew

Stay away from:Dr Pepper

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Do you hear that?


I hear the sound of Vegas calling me. Mr. Fun and I are getting away for two nights sans kids. This trip is long overdue. In our ten years of marriage we have gone away only twice for only one night each time. So we decided we needed to get away and have some adult fun. We have been to Vegas several times in the last ten years but I have been pregnant or breastfeeding. This time around I am free to drink as I please. Many adult beverages will be consumed.
I am a little worried about leaving Prince T. I know in my heart that he's going to do great. His Grandma is going to love him to pieces, he's going to have his sister and brothers around to keep him busy. Lets hope he sleeps through the night both nights. We've only left Prince T once in the past fouteen months of his life and that was for a few hours to attend a hockey game, he did fine then. He'll do fine now. I just need to keep telling mysef that. He'll be fine.
So with that said, anyone been to Vegas lately? Anything we must see? Anywhere we must eat?

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Theres nothing like a good bag....I mean GREAT bag.


I looked high and low for many years. Then I found the perfect diaper bag. It will hold anything and everything you need it to. I fit enough snacks and crap for four kids,my camera,wallet and still have room for more. With all this stuff you might think the bag would be bulky and hard to carry but you would be wrong. I carry it with ease. I open it and with what I find quiets the crying baby. I open it again to stop the whining preschooler. Once again, I open it and the tugging on my shirt stops. Then theres always enough change in the bottom for a good cup of coffee. Maybe it should be called "The Happy Mom Bag". It sure makes me happy.
It stays upright,its water proof, it cleans up easily, the pad rolls up into its own little pocket and its super cute. I love this bag. So if you are looking for a good,big bag that doesn't feel big, I would recommend this one in a heartbeat.
The Mothership

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Just another morning at the gym...

Thirty minutes into my workout a lady hops on to the treadmill next to me. The conversation goes like this.....
Lady~ So you engaged?
Me~ Married actually.
Lady~ To a man?
Me~ umm yeah. (looking around for an escape)
Lady~ So hows that working for you? *winking*
Me~ wanting to run away............

So was she hitting on me? Should I take that as a compliment?

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Changes are good

I found this template and really like it. Love the colors, they kind of match my house.
I didn't think i could do it but i did. it's not finished but the gym is calling.
I figured everyone else is changing why can't i? I still have a lot to do but you get the gist. My header will go back up next.
whatcha think?

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Costco trips are always fun.

You would think peolpe at costco would be used to seeing parents with more than three children. But it doesn't seem to be the case. Today the comments I got made me laugh or smile.
One lady says "thats quite the collection you have there" I responded with "yes, I like to get a new one every couple years" She laughed and commented on how cute they all were.
Then another lady asked if they were all mine and when I answered yes she said "you did good".
Then theres always the person that is amazed at how well behaved they are. That one always puts a smile on my face. If theres anything I try hard at it is making sure my kids know how to behave in public. At home they can scream, cry, throw a fit, fight, I don't care as long as they behave in public. I don't mind the noise but pretty sure it annoys the hell out of the general public.
As we were checking out I was asked if they were all mine and after I replied with my "yes". She says "you don't look like you've had four kids" I asked Mr. Fun if I could take her home and keep her in my closet for those days that I feel like i've had twenty kids.

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Jumping on the bandwagon

The photoblog band wagon that is. I still plan to keep this blog and will still bore the crap out of you so no worries *wink* But I wanted somewhere to showcase my favorite photos larger than this blog will allow. I also didn't want to change the format of this blog. I am trying out this photoblog via blogger. I still haven't got the nads to buy my own domain. (somebody kick me)
So if you want to check it out ABA IMAGES just keep in mind, I am still trying to tweak it and make it my own. I just suck at it and hate asking for help. Wish I wasn't because blogger is pissing me off with the whole uploading photos or lack of, I guess I should say.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ten years and counting

It seems like yesterday Mr.Fun and I were standing at the alter saying "I DO".
It has been such a fun ride. Full of surprises,some hard times and a lot of laughs.
I thought I had found love before meeting Mr. Fun but he proved me wrong. He knocked me off my feet. He made me shine everytime we were together. He claims I am his dream girl and I still blush when he tells me this. He has always made me feel special, sexy, loved and wanted. I couldn't be luckier, I couldn't ask for a better marriage. It is everything I dreamed it would be. Sometimes I want to pinch myself.

I love you Mr. Fun. Thank you for the greatest ten years and heres to making the next ten even better.
j and m

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

In light of my day.........

I have one thing to say. That is ~~ back up your photos, print them. Save them somewhere else besides your computers hard drive.
Don't put it off for another day. Do it as soon as you have time. I wish I had. We did save quite a few but not all. I have yet to go through what was saved to dvd so not sure what we lost. Hoping Wy's first birthday pictures and video was saved. If not I will be very sad for a very long time. At a quick glance I did notice T's hospital and newborn pictures.
So if you have precious memories saved on your computer save them elsewhere.

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Keeping the balance

I am once again overwhelmed with the house. I can't seem to get in the groove of cleaning. I look at the playroom, sigh and close the door, that can wait. It is just the playroom. I go into my room,look at the clothes piled up on the dresser and the overflowing desk and start to get pissy. I glance over at the pile of dirty clothes, thats when I get overwhelmed. Thats when I shut down and find something else to do.
Theres the things that get done every day, sometimes two or three times everyday. Theres the dishes,sweeping the kitchen,wiping down the counter and the table.Don't forget the picking up of the living room and vacuuming. Those are the things that have to be done so the house can run in some sort of orderly fashion. So this leaves my room and the playroom as a dumping ground. It's easy for me to dump and shut the door untill one of the kids yells "mom, i don't have any clean pants or socks or underwear." I always say I am going to do a couple loads a day but I forget about the load in the washer and then have to rewash them. WHY?? Why can't I get organized and stay organized? Sure the laundry gets done but that stack of crap on the desk is still there and now all those once dirty clothes are folded and piled on top of those other clothes on my dresser that made me pissy. I have thought about not dressing the kids, maybe only buying reversable clothes so theres two outfits in one. And it doesn't help that theres not enough room for all those clothes when they are clean. I am stuffing clothes in drawers. Poor T has a dress up cabinet in JJ's room that holds his clothes. And its bursting at the seams.
Most moms get to clean while the kids nap, that doesn't happen in this house. T seems to be the lightest sleeper on the planet,maybe the universe. Any and all sounds wake him. That means I don't get to even unload the dishwasher while he sleeps. Laundry is out because that means I am in out of our room where his bed is.
Today he napped on me due to him being sick which also sets me back, sick toddler and clean house are hardly ever heard in the same sentence.

I need to get the balance back.....who stole my balance? Please return the balance, no questions asked.

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Sunday, March 19, 2006



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This is what I found in a load of laundry after poking myself more than once. Stupid me didn't stick my head in the washer to investigate untill after the second poke. I got poked the third time trying to dig them out. So far the clothes look okay.
For the first time this didn't come about because I don't ccheck pockets. This is all Mr. Fun's fault. He knocked over the contianer the night before. He thought he picked them all up but didn't realize they fell in the washer.

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Alphabet Soup.............T style.



T has recently found my pots and pans. He drags them all over the house. Today he decided to make soup with the magnets off the fridge. I had to share :)

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Is that a leprechaun?




No, it's silly Wy guy in a big ass paper hat!!

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Thursday, March 16, 2006



Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about *~Mrs. Fun~*



1~My favorite color is pink.
2~I love it when my boys have their heads shaved.
3~I wish JJ would let her hair grow but she doesn't want to.
4~I should be taking a nap with T but here I sit drinking my water.64 oz is the least amount I drink daily. I used to pee every 10 minutes,its getting better.
5~I have a big mouth and one of these days its going to get me trouble.
6~I don't like being told I have to do something.
7~My favorite place to eat out is Islands, Northshore Tacos are the best.
8~How much I don't want to move because of the hassle, the thought of a bigger house gets me all giddy.
9~I really wish a few of my favorite bloggers would update, you know who you are.
10~I need to get off my ass and leave blogger, I think about it almost daily. I am to chicken or something like that.
11~I feel so much better about mysef since I started getting exercise daily, you should try it.
12~It sucks to be deblogrolled <------is that even a word? Anyways, like I was saying, it sucks to visit someone and realize you are no longer on their blogroll. I do realize I am boring at times but still......it sucks.
13~I hope you all have a great weekend. Mr. Fun and I will not be getting away. Turns out he has to work Sunday at 4:30AM. I'm okay with that. We are going to try for another time.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Must of been old people day today at the gym

I realize one day I will be old and slow. I realize I shouldn't make fun or get frustrated with the elderly. I DO!!
Today everywhere I looked there was slow old people trying use the machines. They were all doing it all wrong. One guy was using a machine thats decide for the biceps to work his legs,don't ask. It wasn't pretty. Another woman was on a treadmill walking but the treadmill wasn't on. Then there was the two sweet little old ladies dodging oncoming walkers and runners. No matter how many times they were politely told that the track direction is the other way they continued on their merry way.
I think its gets great that they are there and getting healthy/staying healthy. I DO!
But waiting for them to finish with a machine is like watching molasses in the snow.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

This and that....

My best friend called tonight. She's having a boy. I am so excited for her and her whole family. This is baby number four and the first boy. So she gets to do blue and not pink this time around. Of course we would be super excited if baby was a girl but its so exciting to add a boy to the mix. Not that he has much hope with three older sisters.Hes bound to play with dolls and barbies from the get go. My boys only have one older sister and she gets them doing it all the time. So this poor baby boy has no hope *wink* CONGRATULATIONS JEN!!! I can't wait to meet him.
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Wy is much better. It seemed to be a twenty four hour bug. So far nobody else has gotten it but I won't be holding my breathe.

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Mr. Fun and I arranged for my mom to come this weekend and for the two older kids sleepover at a friends. Our tenth anniversary is coming up. We want a weekend away but we can't decide on what to do,where to go or even how long to be gone. *sigh* One downfall of not being a planner. I am sure we will figure it out. Any ideas?
We are open to any and al ideas. Even if its a local place. We just want a night to be Mr. and Mrs. Fun not daddy and mommy.

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Monday, March 13, 2006

Sick kids have the worst timing....



Wy started complaining his tummy hurt last night around 7:30. Said he might throw up. So we sat with a bowl for a full hour without anything happening. Bedtime is 8:30 so I put the boys to bed. Luckily G decided to get up and use the bathroom because Wy threw up all over the bed. He continued this about every forty minutes untill 9 this morning. The coffee could never be strong enough and a twelve cup pot is not enough.

A friend and her three girls were supposed to come visit from Tucson. I am so disappointed that we won't get to see eachother now. Her baby isn't going to be a baby next time I see them, at this rate. And I really wanted to take some photos for her today. I have been in a photo rut and this was just the chance I needed to crawl out of it.

And I just realized that both boys have been sleeping for about twenty minutes. Nick Jr. is still on and I was watching it. *sigh* Where's that damn remote?

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

More snow play today....

We lasted about 20 minutes. It was so cold and the wind didn't help matters. T did not like the snow at all. He refused to even take a step in it. Funny little boy.


And look at how lucky and blessed I am. I say Thank You everyday.


It was really fun while it lasted but I am ready for my flip flop weather to come back. Please click on pictures if you want to see them bigger :)

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Something ain't right?

Over 140 days without a drop of rain and then this......





Its ass cold out there.

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Mr. Fun Rocks

Huckleberries


He nailed his interview. When a spot opens it's his if he wants it. Depending on location and offer. I am so proud of him. He's awesome!!
The Fun House will be celebrating in full force tonight. Feel free to drop by and have a drink, on us. *wink*

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Never assume

T was sitting in the kitchen playing with the leapster. I could still hear the leapster so I figured he was still sitting in the kitchen. Boy was I wrong. I walk in the kitchen and its JJ standing there playing the leapster.I asked where T was, nobody knew so we split up to find him. He was in the kids bathroom. Washcloth soaked in toilet water cleaning the bathroom floor. Yep, thats my water boy. He loves water and will play in any water he can find. The toilet however seems to be a favorite for whatever reason.
So of course I got upset because I can't count how many time I have told, begged, yelled for the kids to put the toilet seat down and close the bathroom door.

So now I have a clean bathroom, clean baby and rugs are washing. So theres the positive in a negative situation that almost ruined my morning.

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Thursdays Thirteen


Thirteen Things about Mrs. Fun

1~ Yes i know ,its late to be doing this.
2~ Yes, i missed last week and a few others due to lack of a brain.
3~ I noticed an old friend now does this,i'll miss her Thursday trash day posts.*wink* you know who you are.
4~ Wy got into 3 day AM class for preschool. I am okay with that because I didn't have to spend the night to get him in.
5~ I have 15 minutes to do this before I have to pick up Wy
6~ We (Mr. Fun and I) can't decide where to stay for our 10 yr anniversary.
8~ T is now 100% weaned from breastfeeding and I have lots of mixed feelings going on.
9~ I realize I have no TT code up but I will fix that when/if I have the time.( i fixed it,yay me not being able to go to bed at a decent hour)
10~ I started working out,drinking water and eating better. I gained weight,go figure.
11~ I am on the edge waiting to hear if Mr. Fun passed the interviews. Hopefully tomorrow will bring good news.
12~ Is it summer yet?
13~I told a little white lie to get out of something today, not feeling too good about it now. oh well .


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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Waiting........

Isn't it the worst to have to wait for news or to hear from somebody that all is okay? I can't relax tonight. I am on the edge. Mr. Fun still hasn't returned home from Denver. Its 11 pm, he left at 4:30 am.

Pacing............

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Screw the easy button, I want a restart button


Today has been less than ideal. Just one of those days where you want to crawl back in bed and stay there.

I woke to a crying baby that hasn't stopped crying. Nothing is making him happy.
Wy broke a picture frame. It was an accident but still, its broken.
I sat down with my coffee only to have T reach over and spill it all over us and the couch. What a mess. Luckily I did the dishes last night so I could rinse the hot coffee off of him pretty quickly. His skin was red but not burned.
The little girl I watch showed up early and in rare form. The boys have found the pots and pans and are banging them on the tile floor.At least T isn't crying at the moment.
Then Wy wanted a book read to him. He handed me a library book and theres coffee in it. Go figure! Lets hope they dry okay.
And I am pretty sure those socks that have needed to be sorted for days are now laughing at me.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Possible Big Changes

Mr. Fun leaves for Denver tomorrow morning at 4:30 AM. He will return around 8:30 PM. It will be a long day for him. Hes going for panel interviews for a store manager position. This is what he has worked so hard for. If all goes well and he passes he will be skipping a step. Now that makes me proud. He deserves this. All those long hard hours are going to pay off. They have asked him about relocation and "we" are open to all offers. But we both love the warm sunshine year round. So we will wait and see. His first choice is to stay somewhere local,of course. But we will keep our minds open.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

The addiction is back......

I'm happy to say I have worked out every day for over a week. I either hit the gym or load the two little ones up in the jogging stroller. I think about my next workout the minute the current one is over. I would get two workouts in daily if time permitted.

I enjoy people watching. I am going to be one of those little old ladies that stare because I am old and I don't care if you know I am watching you. Today at the gym I was watching people workout. I started to notice their shoes. I saw all sorts of tennis shoes. Some really cute,some really ugly and then your average Nikes and Reeboks. But then I saw clogs,slippers,sandals and even water shoes. I wanted so badly to stop these people and ask "what the hell are you thinking" but then I noticed what they were wearing. Jeans,skirt, a belt and button up shirt. So I figured they were new to the gym scene and hopefully someone will clue them in to what workout wear is all about. I just can't see getting a good workout in wering jeans and slip ons. But then i'm not them,LOL!

Please tell me, what do you wear to work out? Be it at a gym or walking or workout dvd/tape at home. I am curious to know. Don't be shy.

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Friday, March 03, 2006

Tonights the night

I am waiting for Mr. Fun to get home. Once he does I am out the door. I am going to swing by the preschool and check out the line for registration. There was nine extra students for the morning four day fours. When I stopped by Thursday afternoon I was told that if I don't get the four day mornings I will get in the three day mornings.
So tonight i'll swing by and see how the line looks. If theres already twenty people,no need to stay. Its first come first serve. Theres twenty spots open. So why sit in line for second choice that I was already told I had if I didn't get my first choice.
I really wanted four day mornings but three days will work and it is sixty dollars cheaper a month.


The more I think about this the crazier I think it is. This is for preschool. These parents started lining up around dinner time. I don't get it. Why not wait untill morning?

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Motivation.....Commitment

This lady in her sixties jumps on the machine in front of me. Skinny as can be. Toned to the max. WOW I think, I wanna look that good when i'm her age(as my butt jiggles) . After her 30 minutes of jogging I notice her over with the body builders holding her own. Doing her sets and not giving up. Pushing herself to finish that last set.
I started thinking of what a commitment she has to have to look so good for so long. That gave me a bit more motivation to work out a little harder. I also decided I needed to make a commitment to myself to work harder at cutting out the junk food and take more time to work on me.
I find it so easy to make time for everything else but myself(me time).I do it but most times its not without guilt. I want to be able to walk out the door and workout everyday without thinking of everything else I should be doing. I want to find something that will keep me motivated to keep pushing myself..............

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