Wednesday, May 6, 2015


I have a friend V who, like me, has only sons - she has two, to be exact.  Sometimes she'll text me when she's shopping to get my opinion on an outfit or shoes, and I'm more than happy to let her know what I think, especially when I'm asked!  My friend is also a stay-at-home mom, so we both try and spend as little as possible when shopping.

Here was our recent conversation (via text):

Me:  Maybe you can find a skirt at Target.
V:  I have two maxi skirts.  I'll send a pic tomorrow.  I have a Kohl's gift card.
Me:  Gift cards rock.
V: Oh yeah.  However [my son] has 2 Target gift cards...
Me:  Lol I've done that before.
V:  So sad...  1 toy, 3 skirts!  Lol
Me:  How did 1 toy get in there??  I'm like "We need shampoo.  I'll pay you back next month."
V:  Well I'm being nice.  I'll buy him a toy with his gift card and I use the rest for me.  Aha I'm glad I'm not the only one!!!  Lol
Me:  Because you can't buy shampoo at Toys R Us so they get to keep those.
V:  Darn Toys R Us.

Fist bump, high five, shout out to those moms who keep it real and use their kids' gift cards for themselves.  We'll pay them back next month, right??

Monday, April 27, 2015

19 Years and Counting

Hi!  It's me again!  Only a one year and three month gap between posts!  That has GOT to be a record!

In a nutshell, the family is fine.  Justin and I turned 43 this year.  Jonah is 13, James is 10, and Jed and Jack are 8.  Since it's been so long, I decided to go back in time and read some posts from 2007, the year the twins were born and the same year we started this blog.  After scrolling through only a few posts, I immediately regret the long lapses between updates that have occurred since about 2010 or so.

That's because I am a super bad record keeper.  Jonah's baby book is half full, James has a baby book that only has his family tree filled in, and the twins each have a new and unopened baby book to call his own.  I also have tons of photos in the hard drive and so many Shutterfly coupons for free photo books that have gone unused.  Yay, Mom!

So I am renewing my dedication to this blog because there is still plenty of good stuff.  I have no more excuses about not having time to blog or being too tired.  I am letting too many fun memories go undocumented, and I need to share them with you so I don't forget them myself.

Hmm... where do I start?  Well, today is Justin's and my 19th wedding anniversary.  Not such a milestone like 10 or 20 years, but still worth celebrating.  Justin brought home two dozen roses ("I wanted to round up", he said) and I wrote him a sappy card.  AND I made a point to blog about it.

More to come.  :o)