Saturday, November 21, 2009


Thank god its saturday......................
Last Saturday we went to a family wedding. I did wedding hair all day before the big event. Wedding as at country club in Albany. Was lovely. Elegant and simple. My beautiful daughter...........

I am probably biased, but I have a good looking family :)
Cutest face ever............
Grandpa and Grandma Mary.
I am so glad it's Saturday and I don't have to be ANYWHERE! I am so tired.
Still have this annoying cough. Have worked so much this week. Taking a few days off for Thanksgiving so I have to make up those hours somewhere!
Today I am taking Nicole and a friend to the library to finish some homework and check out some books (we are nerds. I love it).
Going to work out at the gym. Pick up house.
Last night I went to the new "Vault 244" downtown with some friends. It's a new martini bar. So classy and nice. We had a few drinks and appetizers. Food was great. Company was great. Would recommend it.
Have had some great quality time with Nicole lately.
Talking about life. Boys. Dating. School. Careers. I love that we have a very open relationship and she feels she can confide in me. And that I have strict rules! lol.
Parent 1st, friend 2nd. So far having a "teenaged high-school girl" has been lovely.................

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"i wanna rock and roll all night.....and party every day....."

Yes. I attended the KISS concert last night in Portland. Got home at 1:00 am.
My husband takes me to rock concerts (Metallica. this time last year)
Concert was good. Kiss is one of my favorite groups (older stuff). The encore was awesome. Buckcherry opened for them.
We went out to dinner and drinks in Portland before the concert.
The people watching was great.
Overweight, mullet sportin, middle aged men was the main "audience". Oh, and pre-teen boys. A few old hag groupies. Talk about a diverse group. Lots of makeup, wigs and odd choices of clothing.
Reminded my of a drag queen, halloween party.
We sat next to a dad about our age with his 15 yr old son. They were pretty normal. Had great seats right next to the stage. With binoculars I could see the sweat dripping off of Gene Simmons face. TMI?
*I have been too busy to blog, check email and facebook.(work, kids, sports, gym, work, laundry) Have some great pics from the weekend from a family wedding. (will post soon!)
*Have had same annoying cough for 3 WEEKS........ (was in Target today and BFF heard me "hackin up a lung" in the store and knew I was there. I hear "missy, where are you?" )
I've been to the doctor, but maybe should go back?
*Been workin out at the gym. My gym-rat friends keep bagggin out on me. Been going by myself, hopeing not to die cause I can't breathe. I will put 911 on my speed dial.
*Thanksgiving is next week already?????????????

Monday, November 9, 2009

"the recorder......."

came home from school last week. so old school.......... remember those????
Tyler has been dilegently! practicing. Almost every second he's awake. (a select few got a video performance from my phone :)
Hot Cross Buns
and a few various others.
So cute. So sweet. I remember it from back in the day when I was in school.
I was laying awake in bed on Saturday morning and all I could hear was "hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns............................."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"happy halloween!!"

I love that Halloween fell on a Saturday this year. It was one of the most laid-back, non-stressful Halloweens we have ever had. I guess when it falls on a weekday it's really hard for a working mom to get it all done!
I didn't get everything done, but that's ok.
Got stew in the crockpot, cookie dough is still in the fridge (didn't get that one done), pumpkins got carved THE DAY OF (I didn't make it to the pumpkin patch this year. boo. and hubby forgot to get ME one so this is the 1st year ever I haven't carved a pumpkin. And I'm never going to let him forget it!) Didn't have trick-or treat buckets till we were pulling out of the driveway. Whatever. Don't judge....................
Maybe I'M getting more layed back and what gets done-gets done. Let it go..................
The kids had a GREAT halloween. Nicole said "best one ever".
She was a cute ladybug and Tyler was a Clone Trooper from Star Wars. He has been almost every star wars character that's possible for halloween. Tyler isn't really big on Halloween. Never has been. He's as happy as can be staying home passing out candy. And then after a while he just wants to trick or treat our neighbors. Then to the end of our street. And then just around the funny kid.........Pumpkins were weird. Nicole made a Nike swoop in about 4 minutes and Tyler has plastic cutlery sticking out everywhere from his. Whatever............. :)

Since Nicole is in high school now she's too old to officially trick or treat. ha ha! So her and some of her friends planned a casual get together at a pizza parlor. And they all went in costume. LOVE IT. I had so much fun getting them ready. "Hair and makeup" was the best part. We were all in the big bathroom for HOURS. Curling hair. applying eyelashes. figuring out what shoes to wear, giggling (the girls, not me!), texting, taking pics, just having fun.
They all looked GORGEOUS!

I bought these fab eyelashes for Nicoles costumes. They were thick and long and had red rhinestones on them. I was a little envious. I want to wear them. She looked so awesome.

After they were all FINALLY ready we made a few "stops". Trick or treated some of their friends houses. We stopped by BFF's and got some candy and wanted to see Maddy's outfit. She rocked it! Best Nerd Ever!

Oh, I like to be in the spirit and dress up too. This is me and Teresa at work! She didn't come to work in costume so I brought the flourescent pink wig for whom-ever didn't dress up. Ha ha. She got it. (it only stayed on for about 5 min.) I wore my cute zebra dress and stole the ears from Nicole!

This pic makes me laugh cause you can see Tyler "smiling" with his mask on. Guess the kids are so "trained" when the camera comes out after all these years. ha!
This is the "group" that showed up for the pizza shindig. HILARIOUS! I asked one of the other mom's to go with me. So we sat clear across the restaurant and ordered their pizza and drinks and just observed. So funny. Great group of kids. Great sense of humor. (sumo wrestler guy was just some random guy? not sure if he worked there? weird. little creepy. we kept our eye on him. lol)

I felt so lucky to be able to sit back and watch my teenage (high school) daughter interact with her friends. The boys all came over and talked to me and they were all happy I was there. Such a carefree, safe, good-clean-fun halloween for my kids. Nicole said "fun-est and best halloween ever".

Then we trick or treated a few more houses on the way home. Girls all gathered their stuff and I drove them all out to Raelynns to stay the night. There were all sugared up and hyper so I was more than happy to drop them off. lol. It was about 11 pm so I knew they would all be crashing soon. Tyler ended up going over to g-mas after all the treaters were done and porch light was off. Very successful and fun halloween for all.............................