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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Reading

Are you catching up on some summer reading?

We took the kids to the library to get a library card this week.
They had a blast in there.
We have a huge library here with a Teen and Kids section.
It makes it so easy to find exactly what they are looking for.

I even found the Stephen Tyler biography I have been wanting
to check out.
I also picked up a copy of the 2011 writers guide.
Wow it has so much great info!
And its huge!

Still reading the Maureen McCormick story.
I don't want to give too much away,
so I wont.

Read it. :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Reading Corner

When you think of snuggling up in a cozy corner to read a good book,
do you think of reading about Drugs, TV, eating disorders,
family turmoil, and struggling to find ones self?

Not usually, no.

I am reading Maureen McCormick's biography.

Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady
and Finding My True Voice

You know her, Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!
Yup the eldest Brady Daughter.

Although she probably doesn't even like being known as such
after all these years Marsha Brady has haunted her life.
The book debuted in 2008 as number 4 on the New York Times
best sellers list and stayed there for 3 weeks.

She has lead a very interesting life.
Seeing so many things and places,
some of the things she has seen and done I could not begin to
imagine myself, coming out on the other side whole.

She is an amazing woman in my opinion for that alone.
The drug abuse, bulimia, and other things she went through
are life lessons that I am sure would break me.

I am on part 2 of the book so far.
She has gone back to even include her grandparents histories
as well as her parents.
I knew that The Brady Bunch was filmed years ago but until she wrote
of her grandparents in WW2 I had not thought about how long ago it was.
The histories of her grandparents and parents are just a fascinating as her own.

I have already read up to the end of the Brady Years and those right after.
It is a wonderful read.
I hardly want to put it down.

Have any of you read the book?
Any one now interested to read it?
Leave your thoughts below, I would love to hear what you think.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Surprise

So What was the surprise we had for the kids last weekend?

We went to Branson to the Titanic museum and the Dixie Stamped.
Zach has been asking for months to go to the Titanic museum.
He watched the movie and has been interested in it ever since.
It's a very neat experience.
You get a boarding pass when entering the ship, and it has a Story of an actual person who was on board the Titanic.

Us at the Titanic Museum
You find out at the end if you lived or died.
Zach's favorite part was the cold water.
There's a water hole that is the temperature of the water that night.
It challenges you to keep your hand in it for just 3 minuets.
We lasted about 30 seconds.
Can you imagine being fully submerged into freezing cold water?
We even got to sign a book that will go in the library of congress To commemorate the 100th year since the sinking.

Mackenzie's favorite thing was the Dixie Stampede.
She loves horses.
They hardly took their eyes off the show.
The water brings out a chicken and places it on their plates,
She looks up at me and says, "you call this chicken small?"
Then she says, "you made me get all dressed up to eat with my fingers?"
It was so much fun to watch their faces as they watched the show.
We had a blast!
It only took mom and dad 2 days to recover. :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our Montage

So in your time out, as a housewife have you ever found yourself saying,
"Hunny, your 40 years old don't show me the raw fish in your mouth."
No I was not talking to my grown son, it was my husband. haha

Yes, life as a housewife is never dull.
If it is for you, would you like to come hang out with my family for a day?

You know the flash back montages you see in movies?
This might be what you would see in the movie of my life.

Kid gripping the banister while dad tries to toss kid into pool, knee sliding across the hardwood floors, family wearing 3D glasses in a theater, husband in too short cut off blue jean shorts, naked baby standing in a boat seat, hanging upside down on a roller coaster; dad has hands in the air while the boy has his eyes squeezed tight, Halloween and mom is in a hot pink bob wig, and dad sitting in a restaurant showing us his chewed up food.

Happy Living :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Mother's Day Weekend

I know that I have missed 2 post days. I have been down with sinuses.
Feeling a bit better today.

So how was everyone's Mothers Day?
Mine was good.
We met my friend Charla and her family half way between us and them.
Her little Mackenzie is going to stay with us for a few weeks again this summer.
Not having a little girl of my own I tell her that she can share hers with me.
So I guess its fitting that we shared her on Mothers Day. lol

My son Zach made me a card, a coupon book, and a clay figure of my head.
He also gave me his Jacob New Moon "action figure."
I guess he has outgrown it. haha

I have already used some of my coupons. I had some like:
Zach makes mom a drink
Zach makes your bed
Zach will make you a sandwich
Zach will clean the living room.

Then after I got home I went down and visited with my mom.
Had a nice visit and helped her set up her Blue-ray player.

We have been planing a fun weekend for the kids it's a big surprise!
I will post pictures and let you in on the surprise next time.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Summer is here!

Saturday felt like summer has officially arrived.
I spent the morning in the hot sun at a vendor event for One Sole Purpose, with my Thirty One booth.
Then had a chocolate custard milkshake.
Went home and jumped in the pool for an hour.
Got my first sunburn, very red sunburn.
Hubby killed a brown recluse spider in the kitchen.
And boy was I tired.

What have you done so far that makes it feel like Summer?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Goodbye to Excuses

With all the things in this world that are against us why would anyone put obstacles in their own way?

I know a few who maybe dont even realizes they are doing it.

Are you full of excuses?
I can't do what I want because I just don't have the time...
I don't have the money...
I don't know how...
I have never done that before...
What if I don't like it???

First, stop making excuses.
If you want something there is always a way to get it.

Not enough money?
Can you cut back on one thing? Just one, pick something you can live without.

Not enough time?
Maybe it's time to re-group. Reevaluate what it is that you are spending all your free time doing.
Are you making unnecessary trips to town, Walmart, or anywhere you might be going to more than you need too.
For example, you drive home then remember that you need to pick up dinner. Only to discover an hour later that you need cigarets or gas, and off you go again.
Think of all that time wasted on several trips when if you were organized you could have picked up the kids, gone to the market, drove through the smoke shop and went home.
Wow, you just gave yourself an hour, maybe 2 that you didn't have.

Never done something before so your not even going to try it now?
Well what's your excuse?
I'm sorry not good enough.
Truth is your scared.
Yep, you are.
What can happen that could be so bad?
So someone might tell you No.
No is just a word, it can not cause you physical harm.

Get out of your own way!
Stop making excuses and give it a try.
I'm not just telling you what to do.
I follow my own advice too.
Well at least most of the time I do. Haha
How? I was afraid to try Japanese food. I have always been a picky eater.
I didn't want to go out to eat if I won't eat it.
But my mom and my husband had been wanting to go.
So we went a couple weeks ago.
I have to say it was very good.
My son even said it was the best noodles he ever had, and he is not a fan of noodles.

So I challenge you to step out side the box this week.
Take one of the things on your list that you have been making excuses for, and try it out.
If you need help I am a great problem solver.

Goodbye excuses!