Sunday, May 31, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tami is 40!!!!!!

Holy Cow! If she is 40 how old does that make me?
Happy Birthday to the best big sister ever!
(even if people have a hard time guessing it)
I love you!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Copy Cat

Ruth did a post recently on "look a likes" I loved it so much I did my own version, me and my Junior Janes :

Note the cheek bones, nose and hair color

Check out those lips and forehead

Brows, smile, cheeks, nose (doesnt she look funny without her glasses)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Little Shop of Horrors

Or just another place for Flat Stanley to vist

Welcome to the Year 2009

"Throw away the briefcase; you're not going to the office. You can kiss your benefits goodbye too. And your new boss wont look much like your old one. There's no longer a ladder, and may never get to retire, but there's a world of opportunity if you figure out a new path."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


When Amy was here last week we watched Pirate Movie and Grease 2 (only the best musicals of all times). We then started discussing 80's movies that deserved another viewing.
So today we watched Labryinth again (best soundtrack ever!) . It's even better as an adult. Jennifer Connelly is only 16 and Jim Henson has great puppets (Amy I still didnt catch the shoes).

Sunday, May 24, 2009

America's Next Top Model

When I was a kid, we would play Beauty Pageant. It would include bathing suit, formal, interview and talent competition. Mom got to judge and pick the categories we were the winner in (after the grave error of actually crowning Tami Miss Fruit leaving Paula and I always the runner up's)
So what to do on a Sunday before Memorial Day, folllowing the Saturday Marathon of the America's Next Top Model?
The second best to a Beauty Pageant. Competing in a photo contest.

Sister's Choice
CEM wins!

Hot and Sassy
REM wins!

Model in Training
MJM wins!






Girls Just want to have fun

REM wins

Friday, May 22, 2009

School's Out

How First Graders CelebratePopcorn, a movie and sprite (and asleep on the couch 20 minutes later)
How teenagers celebrate
Crowd around a computer taking facebook tests
(and then trying to convince their mom to take them toilet papering)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Turtles of Joy

I am a non-pet owner. In fact I wonder if pets really do bring joy to their owners (you don't own anything it owns you - sorry Katie, sorry Spot).
I am however the pet sitter. Charlie has come to visit on occassion and this week Tami asked if I could watch the turtles. I somehow thought this would mean going to her house once a day to feed. However, I was unaware of the complexity of a turtles life. They really need much more interaction than that.
So last night Dan delivered the monster tank, fish food (ickk) and 4 happy turtles. After receiving the speech on how they needed human interaction I was a little surprised to find out that they didnt have names; or if they did than Dan was unaware of what they are.
So, let me introduce you to Sky, Misty, Frederick and Mable as named by CEM and I.
If turtles are going to bring you joy you really must have a name for them.

Jacquie - Class of 2009


You have no idea how lucky we are were that you came into our lives. Not only are you the best nanny, but you have the strongest spirit of anyone I know.

You have been such a great example and made my home a better place.

Congratulations on Graduation! Nosotros le adoramos!


Usted no tiene la menor idea cuán afortunado nosotros somos que usted entró en nuestras vidas. ¡No sólo sean usted la mejor niñera, pero usted tiene el espíritu más fuerte de cualquiera yo sé!

Usted ha sido un ejemplo tan gran e hizo mi casa un mejor lugar.

¡Las felicitaciones en la Graduación! We love you!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My best sisters ever

Last week when driving home from the Grand Canyon (as mentioned previously a long drive for sure). The children are doing the typical complaining: "mom's she is sitting in my space", "mom I dont have any room", "mom how long before we stop", "mom she is so annoying".
After the separation of the sisters occurs with mom giving assignments. "MJM you listen to you ipod, REM you read, CEM draw a picture". CEM draws the most loving picture of her sisters.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Drink This

For those of you who lost faith. Nothing better than the customized Starbucks Chai. Especially after a failed miss and 3 closed stores.


It is often said that locals don't experience or know what is going on in their home town. So, last week when Amy sends me an email with a link to the Chihuly exhibit the Desert Botanical Gardens with a "can we go?", I responded heck yeah (and quickly did research to figure out what it was).
It was so flipping cool (cool as in awesome, not temperature cool since we only lasted a little over an hour in the way too hot Arizona heat).
Glass blown artwork in the middle of the desert (this is educational and non-commercially reported). For the locals, I would highly reccommend. For the non-locals worth a trip.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Its all about the luck

I am the luckiest girl alive (just ask my kids or anyone that is the car with me when I am looking for a parking space).
So how is it that I can get the fortune that says, "Try something new, start with a Spring Roll"? when Amy gets the one that says, "Honesty and friendship bring you fortune".
Please note how she is happily smiling with hers and I have a look of disdain with mine.
Egg Roll? Really????

Young Kids Say:

Megan we all love you!!