Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lowes versus Home Depot

Melody boldly stated two years ago: "Home Depot; you can do it we won't help". Today as I was gathering paint and wall paper removal supplies, I was reminded a couple times how great there logo was. When I was at Lowes I asked the associate what there logo was. He pulled out a map with a printed logo and said "Improving Home Improvement". He was wrong. A frequenter who lives in Pasadena informed me it is "Lets build something together".
1. Who has the better logo?
2. Lowes vs. Home Depot?

Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm a Registered Republican

With election season jsut 11 months away it felt like the perfect time to start a little politics. My dad sent me these links to some great debates. Check them out :)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bad Choice

Today Jessica and I were flipping through a People magazine when we came upon this add for Ranch dressing. She turns to me and says, "Why would anyone put pudding on their vegetables. This is a bad choice for a desert".

Best Email of the Season (From Cousin Paula)

Just a minute to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all....and to show you an example of why I don't bake much anymore. Three kids tend to be too distracting from the task at hand!

Happy Holidays!


PB cookies baked @ 375 for 30 min

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I'm Hungry Mom


Imagine my suprise when I look over to Jessica's post dinner (I'm hungry mom) snack at Aunt Tami's house. At first glance it is normal beige colored Capn' Crunch with Red Shields in honor of Super Man. Who knew that the cool non-blue shapes turn the milk blue? Can't be healthy.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Haircut of the Year

Bet you thought it was Ruth :)
Great new do mom!!

The best gift (my [4th] Chrismas post)

The best gift I got for Christmas was the gift of love from my three beautiful girls (oh yeah and a shout out to my mom who gave me the much sought after dual purpose waffle maker with removable plates that can be washed in the dishwasher, yeah!)!!

A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. ~Author Unknown


Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough.
-Meister Eckhart

The Exclusive

The Smile

The Arm

The Hair

The Bump

Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Merriest Place On Earth



Locals arent that bad at afterall

Be careful of the Pirates

Snow White isnt as scary as I always thought. In fact could be the opposite.

Disney makes a fortune on head coverings

Boys make everything more interesting.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Airport Decorations (my 3rd Christmas post)

Burbank Gate A1 decorated like the Christmas Story. It is definitely got to be the proximity to Hollywood.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Say What?

These 16 Police Comments were taken off actual police car videos around the country:

16 "You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through."

15 "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while."

14 "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."

13 "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

12 "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you."

11 "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?"

10 "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?"

9 "Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

8 "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

7 "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy and corn dogs and step in monkey poop."

6 "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."

5 "In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."

4 "How big were those 'two beers' you say you had?"

3 "No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we can."

2 "I'm glad to hear that the Chief (of Police) is a personal friend of yours. So you know someone who can post your bail."

AND THE WINNER IS.... 1 "You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't. Sign here."

I ♥ Queen B

Just wanted to use the heart.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Irish Twins

Ever since they were little they have been asked if they are twins. One of the first sentences Melody said was "we're fourteen months apart"(followed by "I want candy").

Cheers to Irish Twins everywhere, especially ones that are best friends!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Misfit toys

Last Friday Brittney and I volunteered at the firestation with the girlscouts. We were tasked with sorting out all the stuffed animals (new from old) before we started wrapping the gifts for the families. When we were done the misfit pile got pretty big. All 3 leaders and the girls felt disresptful and sad to the old toys that were not going to be going to a families home for Christmas (I guess Toy Story did it's guilt trip job)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Bumper Stickers

Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

He's not dead, he's electroencephalographically challenged.

She's always late. Her ancestors arrived on the Juneflower.

You have the right to remain silent....Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.
I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.

Honk if you love peace and quiet.

Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool.

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

'Tis the Season

The Winter Orchestra Concert featured all three children.

(Oh and yes Melody had a gorgeous dress, she undressed too quick!).

Great job Ladies!!

Sophia dances

Great job sister!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What Shania Twain Song are you?

This weekend the kids and I were listening to Shania Twain CD's. They all have such a different flavor and mood that it made me wonder, if I were a Shania song what would it be. So mine would likely it would be:

She's Not Just A Pretty Face

Greatest Hits (you get pick yours)

Forever and For Always

I'm Gonna Getcha Good


Come On Over

Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

That Don't Impress Me Much

From This Moment

Honey, I'm Home

You're Still The One

Don't Be Stupid

Love Gets Me Every Time

No One Needs To Know

You Win My Love

I'm Outta Here

The Woman In Me

Any Man Of Mine

Whose Bed Have Your Boots

Party for Two


PS Happy Birthday Miranda Noelle Judd!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sloppy Daves

Jane: CLICK, What is that?

Dad: If you are going to take a picture take the saran wrap off

Jane: Ok, but what is it?

Dad: If its for the blog it's Healthy Leftovers

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Tree Skirts (My Third Christmas Post)

The Christmas Tree Skirt deserves some recognition. What a great way to express personality or tie a room decor into that of the Holiday Tree.

Today while decorating the tree Jessica asked me why the tree neeeded a skirt. Good question honey. After a wikipedia search and no answers I was a little dismayed. After a search of all of the other "credible" sites that provide pearls of wisdom I was about to make something up and start my own story to pass down. I finally found, interestingly enough Laura Legend is the one to describe that the skirt was originally made to catch the wax of the candles on the tree.

Two thoughts:
1. Who knew?
2. Bet they did use silk and velour back then!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

What does 10 dozen cookies look like?

The Annual Girl Scout Cookie Walk was today. This activity is one where mom gets to cook 10 dozen cookies and then you get to volunteer for 2 hours while church parishioners purchase a box to put as many cookies they can into it. The boxes come in 3 sizes and cost $5, $10 and $15. It is amazing how many cookies can fit into the $5 box (its also amazing how greedy they become right after mass)

What does that sign say?

Friday, December 7, 2007

I know Joe

Bro, we are all cheering for you, you'll win this round too!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The unanswered question

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007