Sunday, November 29, 2009

It was supossed to be pretty...

Browsing through one of my favorite blogs I see this gorgeous wreath she made (here is the link if you want a cool new idea..

Well the significant other saw it and decided that was very pretty and this sunday we were going to make one for our front door. I was kind of against but he was too excited. I decided to go with but I told him I was going to buy the bulbs.
This afternoon he takes the kids to the park while I am studying and comes back with some fugly bulbs.
He is too excited and I cant rip the excitment from him so I go along with it. Smiling and nodding while he is telling our toddler how proud of his first craft project and so forth. No one can hear that inside I am detesting this thing and have to drink some wine in order to laugh at this because ladies and gentleman this is what it looks like...

With a bit more wine, I will think its gorgeous and looks pretier than the blog. Exactly what he said, because thats what the holiday season is all about right??

Love A

You know when the holiday season started ...

1.When you find a toddler strangling a turkey:

2. A baby looking more and more like a christmas hippo :

3. A husband on a roof :

4. A toddler wrapped up in lights :

5. A beautiful decorated house :

If you got any of these, start singing because the season is here and its going to be a great one :)

love A

Who needs BlackFriday....

when you got craigslist?? :)

All for under $20 ...SCOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(dont mind the pictures. Its hidden all over the place so the toddler wont find it ;) )

This table has the legs...its just easier to hide the table without the legs than to do with it :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Time to be thankfull...

Today is thanksgiving. A time to be thankfull. Thankfull for health, families, for friends, for jobs, for freedom, for pjs, for cheesecake...getting off track here but you get my point.Well I have a lot more to be thankfull this year. I am thankfull for the lessons my first time cooking a turkey alone has thought me..

Get a pen and paper you will need it...I will wait..

1. watch the youtube video on how to clean such turkey before trying to do it, or you will end up missing something

2. dont try to rip the bag of junk from the turkey while its still frozen. It will rip and make you gag

3. when you grab a turkey that has olive oil all over, to move it back to the sink because you realized there is another cavity with another bag full of yucky stuff, such turkey will slip off your hands, roll over on the floor, hit your dd that is quietly crawling and make her cry

4. Having a huge naked turkey fall off your hands slide through the floor and hit your 9 month old making her cry and possibly traumatizing her for life, is not the way to make her 1st thanksgiving memorable.

5. Trying to wash a 13lb turkey on a small sink will end up soaking you and everything else around

6. you have to tie your turkey legs together or he will look like he was gang raped after he is done cooking

7. after your toddler eats 2 servings, dont ask him if he liked it. He will tell you he didnt like it, that he told you 3 times already he wanted burger and fries and you didnt listen.

8. All those years when my father offered to teach me to cook a turkey I should have listened

9. If you repeat "OMG I am touching a turkeys vagina" while doing it, you can bet your bottom dollar on it that hours later your 3 yr old will sing "turkey vagina..turkey vagina" over and over

10.Wine helps me laugh at this mess today instead of years from now

I hope everyone had a happy wonderful great thanksgiving and that you will learn from my stupidity in the kitchen.. :)

Leaving you with a few pictures...


After.. not great looking but absolutetly delicious

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Just something pretty I read and want to share..

" Not one day in anyones life, is an uneventful day, no day without profounding meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter wether you are a seamstress of a queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star,a renowed philosopheror a Down's-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life there are opportunities to perform little kindness for others, both by conscious acts of will or unconscious examples. Each smallest act of kindness - even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a complimentthat engenders a smile - reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whos generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grow each time it's passed, until a simple curtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away. Likewise, each small meaness, each toughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others,and is there for the seed that ultimatetly produces evil fruit, poisining people whom you never met and never will. All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined - those dead, those living, those generations yet to come - that the fate of all is the fate of each and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands. Therefore, after every failure, we are obligated to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strenght - to the very survival - of the human tapestry. Every hour in every life contains such an often - unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great day for which we, in our dissatisfaction, so often yearn are already with us; all great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in this momentous day. Brighten the corner where you are, and you will light the world " "From the corner of His eye" Dean Koontz.

Love A

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thursday Nov 5th, 2009

Today there was an attack on a military base. Fort Hood, Texas. A disgruntled major went into the processing center and opened fire. He killed 13 soldiers/civillians and injured over 32 people. An absolutetly horrible act. As a military wife, I cry for those that lost loved ones that day, as an american citizen, it saddens me that not even on a military base in american soil, as a mother I am absolutetly petrified to raise kids in todays society.
An all around tragedy. Please keep everyone involved in your prayers.

Love A

Happy dressing up kids and candy day...

I dont really care for halloween. I love candy and seeing the kids dressed up thats about it. I dont care for the crappy decorations, carving pumpkins seems a waste of time to me, driving in front of houses decorated with spiders and tombstones makes me depressed instead of happy that is fall. Ugly carved pumpkins makes me sad and takes away the joy of a delicious pumpking pie baking or a candle.
I am like the schrooge of halloween.
I didnt grow up with this. In Brazil we dress up for carnival and kids go around knocking on everyones door getting candy on kids day which falls in June. So this is one tradition even after 15 yrs I cant embrace it. Ohh well! call me the schrooge of Halloween. One thing I do enjoy though is seeing all the costumes. All the kids dressed up and pretty proud of themselves and of course dressing up my munchikins. This year I was extremelly happy with their costumes. Tyler wanted to be Oswald (a blue octopus from Noggin). Unless you got a kid you never heard of him, but I got a kid who loves cartoons and he is in love with this dude. The fact that he is not so popular as the diegos and backyardigans of nowadays makes it impossible to find anything Oswald. I do have an amazing friend who is equally amazing with a sewing machine who made the perfect costume.

Juliets costume was a bit easier. I have dreamed of having a little girl for a long time. No secret there. One time a long time ago I gave up candy and this little girl was dressed as a flamingo. I told my then I am never getting married having kids self that if I ever had a little girl I would dress her as a flamingo. Low and behold searching high and low I found this adorable flamingo costume. Way more than I wanted to spend, but hey she is my little girl and last child. IF I dont do it now when will I ??

So the day went great. It was freaking hot. Thank you NC for not making up your mind when it comes to the weather. But it trully was a good day and it will only take me a month to loose all the weight from all this candy I ate :)

Love A