Thursday, November 23, 2006

Only in my family

Rob sent an email to Adam earlier this morning confirming that they were still going hunting tomorrow. I don't normally open Rob's email, it's just a respect thing, but I knew what this was about and if Adam was not going tomorrow Rob would want to know when he called me, as he always does when he's at work. The email from Adam confirmed that he was in fact going tomorrow morning. So, me being me, sent him this:

I'm sorry to tell you but I have had a change of heart and can no longer hunt. The thought of murdering those poor innocent animals has kept me awake with a heavy heart. I plan on spending every minute of my free time with my beautiful wife and amazing children. I hope you will join me in my new spiritual beliefs and stop murdering innocent deer families.

Yours in peace,Rob

to which Adam replied


Hi Tina

You can come with us if you want. well strap you to the back of the atv like a deer... that way there wont be room for a deer and maybe we wont shoot one because we are thinking about that. your murdering husband the 2nd

to which I replied

You know this is going to end up on the blog, right?

to which he replied


no I didnt think about the blog... to early in the morning I guess there wont be any takers the next time you try and pawn my body off there either lol

I love my family. Some day I'll blog about how I ended up with 2 husbands.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I'm in love with Emmitt Smith

I have been totally hooked on Dancing With the Stars this season, and have developed a "not so secret" crush on Emmitt Smith. I sit here, it's 9:56, and the final set of commercials are on. The suspense is KILLING ME! Here we go.. here it comes.. is he going to win the coveted trophy?.... and the winner is.......... (oh my heart is racing)........ YEAH!!!! HE WON!!!! I LOVE HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!! I WANNA CRY!!!!! There's just something incredibly sexy about a big sexy guy with a big sexy smile. It's no wonder I married who I did!

Monday, November 13, 2006


He's growing so fast! This is a couple of the 300 pictures I took today. Thankfully I have a digital camera or this would cost me a small fortune in film!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

I will call him Squishy and he will be mine

I am again temporarily boarding Kassie's hedgehogs while she figures stuff out. They were here for a while, went back for a while, and now they're back. And they have babies! The female hedgehog Sunny, well, really is a bitch. She's not friendly to take out, she hisses a lot, and was certainly not happy with me when I took her out of the pen so I could play with the babies. Oh well. I'm bigger than her. And she can't hurt me through ski gloves! These babies are about a week old. The bottom picture is Russell, or "daddy". He's been banished from the house since the babies were born. It's funny to see him try to get back in the house. She hisses and spits at him until he leaves and goes back under his blanket. You can see her in the window. From what I understand, they are two rare breeds of hedgehog. He's a salt and pepper something and she's, well, I don't remember what she is but she's pretty. And I think I want to keep one!

Friday, November 10, 2006

He'll hate me for this someday

I have a challenge when trying to take pictures of Joey. He's not a fat kid, but just a big kid. My sister in law nearly split her side when she saw this. It's a cute picture, but a really, REALLY bad angle. And of course, like the considerate, loving mother that I am, I had to post it here.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bring on the food!

I received my confirmation letter in the mail last week about my Chrisco Christmas Hamper. This will be the 3rd time I have participated in this, and I'm really excited about it. I got the new 2007 catalogue in the mail yesterday, and during my spare moments I have flipped through the pages, dog-earring the ones that I am interested in for next year. This has become a big thing for Rob and I, deciding on what ones to get. I was initially very skeptical of this, ordering just a very small hamper the first year to see what would arrive. Even the small hampers are very big. I have 4 hampers coming this year, a freezer order(Great Grillers), a pantry order(Pantry Pack), a snack order (Savory Snacks) and an appetizer order (Awesome Appitizers). (You can see the catalogue here .) Even the on line catalogue is fun. I didn't even notice the 10.45 coming out of the bank account each week, and now on November 20th I will have almost 600.00 worth of groceries coming. Many people have asked me "Do you save any money by doing this?" Well, not really. BUT, the big advantage for me is, especially this time of year, I can spend more money on Christmas and less on groceries. It's a crapload of food, and the great thing about it is that it's all things that go together. Like spaghetti and spaghetti sauce. Everything, especially the pantry order, is food that you would use together to make a meal. I love it. I think it's a fabulous concept. I can't wait!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Just enough to break your heart

Conversation that happened earlier tonight when Colby was on the phone with Rob:

(me)"Colby, the phone is for you!"

Colby: "Hello?" (as he says with a smile, knowing it was Rob)

Colby: "DADDY! When are you coming home?"

Silence as Rob tells him he's working late and won't be home in time for bed.

Colby: "You should come home now. Tell your boss you have to go. Or escape. "

This conversation went on for a few minutes as Rob tried to explain to Colby that he had to work late, but would be off tomorrow and would see him in the morning. It continued as Colby asked him to come home and play "Dukes of Hazzard" (we bought him the game of the original series for the Playstation). When Colby passed the phone back to me, I had tears in my eyes and all Rob said was "That really sucked. Really really sucked". Rob has had some big demands on his time at work and it seems to keep him there longer and longer each night. I even joked with him one day that if I was a more insecure woman and he didn't call home so much with his work number on the display I would be concerned that he was having an affair. But hell, what am I worried about, I have 2 husbands! Though, if I had to choose one of them to lose, I would prefer to lose the one I'm NOT sleeping with. (Sorry for the mental image there Dad). Seriously, any takers there for my second husband? Ms. BehindzBeyond?? *grin*

Monday, November 06, 2006

My birthday boy

Feeling a bit down

We had Colby's party on the weekend and I will post about that and have pictures soon. I received some very disturbing news yesterday that a woman that I worked with had suddenly passed away on Saturday. She was only 32 and died from what I understand was a heart attack. She was not well on Thursday and Friday, stayed in hospital for those days, was released (again I believe) on Saturday, and while going out with her signficant other for supper on Saturday, collapsed. I'm still getting my head around the fact that this woman I worked with everyday, sat next to, is now gone. Just like that. Although she had no children, she had a nephew that she adored and talked about constantly. This, so soon after watching the Cameron family and their loss, has really "shook my foundation" so to speak. Death is not something that I spend a lot of time thinking about, but when 2 people you know are suddenly gone, you can't really help it. I feel I have been very fortunate in my life, to have met my soul mate very early in life and to have 2 amazing children. I look at other people I know, some I only know through blogs that I read, and some I know very closely, who are my age but are in different spots in their lives, still looking for that "someone special". I would love nothing more than to see everyone I know as happy as I am, to have someone to share their lives with. I even find myself thinking when I hear someone say " I'm so tired of being single, I just wish I could find the right guy", I really have to resist the urge to say "well, I have 2 husbands, would you like one?!" and have actually said this more times than I should. I just really want the people in my life to be happy, to enjoy being with someone and being married or together as much as I do, and if I can do that without being the person who says "Hea, I know someone who would be perfect for you, let me hook you up." I just can't help but think "what if there was no tomorrow?" What if someone close to me was suddenly just not there anymore? But, thinking about the "what ifs" will only drive you crazy. So, with all that being said, I can't help but sit here with my cup of coffee, smile and say to anyone interested "So, wanna hear about my other husband?"

Saturday, November 04, 2006

My baby is 5 today - where did the time go?

3 days old

3 weeks old

(Will add a birthday picture here later today)

Friday, November 03, 2006

This cracked me up (thanks to Nicole for sending this)

In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"

Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S.Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)

The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

Most boat owners name their boats. The most popular boat name requested is Obsession.

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?

A. One thousand

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

A. All were invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?

A. Honey

Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?

A. Father's Day

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down." It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"

Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.


At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!


1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries. (I'm guilty of this!)

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

AND NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.


I got this email from Kelly yesterday. For anyone who knows my brother, this is definately his son. It looks like he's says "WASSSSUPP?!" which is one of the first words he taught Colby.