Monday, December 27, 2010

still out!!! but back.....

Lovelies, I am coming to you from hubby's computer! I can't post the pics I want because they're eitheron my crashed computer or on my camera. Bah. How was your Christmas? We had a fun Christmas eve with my parents and a fun Christmas day with just the six of us.  Oh- did I tell you that 5 out of 6 of us (including S4) were in the Christmas play at church? It was fun. S4 played herself, S3 was a letter, S2 was an angel and S1 was a student playing a shepherd.  Watch out Hollywood! ;)

I went back to work today. You would have been proud because I didn't cry! Yay me! My mom even called to see how I was doing.  I thought that was super sweet.  Yay Mom!  When I got home, S4 gave me the biggest most wonderful, toothless smile ever.  So sweet! Next week I am back full time. eek!

I will continue to keep you posted as my computer dilemma drags on- hopefully not too much longer! Thanks for sticking with me!

Monday, December 20, 2010

still down.... but not out......

Hello Lovelies,
I am coming to you today from hubby's computer.  I would post pictures but I don't want to mess with his folders! Let me see if I can figure out how to post from my Blackberry....  I'm waiting on a friend of mine to save me from this madness! I need my pictures and documents!

Are you done with your Christmas shopping? I kind of shop all year.  I got some amazing deals on Amazon in the last two weeks that I couldn't pass up though.  Of course, I will be putting some gifts away for birthdays and other occasions.  Target has already discounted their Christmas trees by 50%! Really though? I'm sure Boxing Day ('day after Christmas') will be just as nutty as Black Friday.  Seriously.  There have been some crazy sales and deals- a lot of stuff even better than Black Friday!  I have had to be very disciplined! You would be proud! So do you shop all year for Christmas or do you wait until the last minute? Do you brave the 'after holiday' sales, or do you just take the sales as they come?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

baaaaah!

My computer crashed lovelies!! I spent hours on the phone with Dell and I am sitting here at my husband's computer letting you know that I have not disappeared! The people at Dell are sending out a tech with a plethora of stuff to repair my computer with and reassure me that my information has not been lost.  All I want are my pictures and my document files, so I will make sure that I can see everything before the tech leaves. Ahh.  I hadn't realized how much time I spend on the internet. Wow. I will have to be better about my time management, especially when I go back to work.
I'm not sure when I'll be back on- hopefully in the next three days (at least that's what they  tell me).   So let's have a round of 'There I Said It Thursday!'
I am going back to work in a couple of weeks.  I hate that Americans don't see value in giving mothers the time they need to be with their babies. I am really trying to be grateful that I have had 12 weeks/90 days/3 months off, but my friends in Canada get an entire year. AN ENTIRE YEAR!!! Some places in Europe get three years.  OMgoodness!!! So yeah, I think that the US needs to rethink and revamp the way things are going when it comes to maternity leave and maternal care... I could go on about the long term societal effects regarding mom/child bonding, but I won't. Not today anyway.  So, bottom line is that I think that as advanced as US believes itself to be, I think major improvements can be made to the way mothers are cared for and how it affects the babies they birth. There, I said it.

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's fun, fun, fun!!

Ohmygoodness Lovelies, I know I am old.  Sunday, I got home from a concert with S2, S3 and my neice at about 7:30pm and I was beat. However, this was no ordinary concert.  It was YO GABBA GABBA!!! The Party in My City Tour was in Phoenix this past weekend and we girls soaked it all in.  I think the kids were in awe in the beginning because they really didn't start dancing and singing until about halfway through.  We had amazing seats, thanks to Kia Motors and Michelle Sisco (PR).  There was lots of great energy while we were waiting for the show to start. We munched on free organic snacks and put on our DJ Lance glasses!
outside the theater


Of course, I had to be the fun mom/auntie and get the girls some light sticks to wave around- it's now Tuesday and these things are still going strong. LOL.

 We all channeled our inner DJ Lance Rock and went to town.  The Supermusic Friends Show was fantastic, the Dancey Dance was great- the 'peanut butter stomp' is a classic at my house.  However, hear me when I scream that BIZ MARKIE was there for Biz's Beat of The Day!! BIZ!! We (meaning all the parents my age) stared and grooved in awe as he beat boxed on stage then with a line of little kids.  I don't think the girls fully appreciated what Biz's beatboxing did to music. ;) I was secretly hoping that he would bust out with 'Youuuuuuuu, you got what I neeeeeeeeed! LOL.

Brobee came down our aisle! eeek!

Party in my tummy!

The girls chatted about the show the whole way home.  Hopefully they will remember this concert as fondly as I remember my mom taking me and my younger brother to kid concerts when we were young!  If for some reason they don't remember, I have TONS of pictures! ;)
tired, happy (trust me, they were!) rockers!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

YOOOOOOOO!

The Yo Gabba Gabba Prize pack winner is Kevin! 
Thank you so much for entering!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

There, I said it Thursday....

As I sit here and enjoy S4's facial expressions and listen to her coo and laugh, reality hits- I hate post partum. I hate loathe my body, I hate the hair loss that I know is coming and I hate the though of having to go back to work at the end of the month. There, I said it.
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