Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tattle Tales

I have SO much updating to do! And Nathan promises that he will put some pictures up from his trip to China...as soon as he wakes up.

I am waiting for pictures to arrive so I can post about my lovely trip to Georgia. But I do want to share what Hazel told me about spending the morning with her Daddy today.

"Mommy- I kept calling Daddy and he just said to me 'Go watch T.V. on the couch!' because he thinks he is the boss of the whole house."

She did a pretty good imitation of his sleepy voice, too. She's a talented tattler.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy ending for a mindless twit...

Nathan and I got up this morning with seriously upset stomachs that just got worse throughout the day. I won't go into details, but I felt that it was an important addition to this story- especially considering the fact that we are both getting on airplanes tomorrow morning- one of which will be a 13 hr. flight (poor Nathan).

So I was getting ready to go clean a house, and I wanted my ipod. Owen had been seen with it last, so I asked him where it was and he said "I put it in your buggy at Kohl's last night."


So then I searched through my purse for my cell so I could call Kohl's. Guess what else I left there? MY PHONE! How in the world did I manage that?!

I was on my way to work and decided I needed to just drive straight to Kohl's and be there as soon as they opened. I walked in and they were apparently having a store meeting in the front of the store, meaning that I had to walk up to about 25 employees to admit my retardation. I'm sure I made quite an impression in my cleaning clothes, with a greased back ponytail, no make-up, and three days worth of hair on my legs.

So after cracking a few jokes to ease my embarassment, and standing in line for 20 minutes at customer service, I got my phone back!!!! Oh my gosh. I was so relieved. They said nobody had turned in an ipod, and at that point I didn't even care. My phone was worth so much more, so I was satisfied with just getting that back. But I thought I would just walk up to the front and check the carts...just in case. My ipod was sitting right on top of the first cart I looked at. I can't believe how lucky I was. What are the chances that they were both still there?!

And then I checked my messages and saw that the lady I was supposed to clean for was cancelling! Sure- that's $100 I could have taken on my trip, but it really was a blessing because I was able to come home and curl up in a fetal position for several hours until my nausea was a little less severe, then pack and clean the apartment...so it had a happy ending after all.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Day (or so I was told)

My kids were so cute today. I just had to make them reenact this song. :) They are carrying in a new purse for me filled with sweets and some new books to read! Such a thoughtful gift. Too bad I will be exchanging the purse since I wasn't in need of a piece of carry-on luggage. I would prefer something that doesn't present the danger of me losing a kid inside of it. haha. But it's the thought...

And they even cooperated for a picture with their mommy. What angels. Do I look like a statue here or is it my imagination?

Happy Mother's Day to all my friends and family. Hope you each had a wonderful, pampered day!

Congraduations Gradulate!!!

I forgot my camera for my own husband's graduation. What a great wife I am! Luckily my brother and sis-in-law brought theirs, but I can't figure out any way to get the pics from shutterfly to my blog. There MUST be a way, but I am not smart enough to do it.
If you care to see pictures, you can look at them at http://www.familywill.shutterfly.com/

Graduations are, for the most part, boring to the point of tears (especially when you are 3 or 5).
However, maybe because I feel like I have been waiting for this day impatiently for the past 10 years, Nathan's ceremony was insanely festive and thrilling and stirring and inspiring...for the first 15 minutes. The bagpipes started playing and the faculty walked in, followed by the graduates. I sat up in my chair with anticipation and held the camera at attention- completely forgetting the fact that Nathan's last name starts with a W. Of course he was one of the last people through the entry, so we had lost a little of our steam by the time he made an appearance. Still, we managed to last through the whole thing and snap a few cute pictures and it's OVER!!!!! I mean, he still has his trip to China, but in my mind, he is a gradute and I will finally have a husband. Until he finds a job.

Congrats Nathan. I am SOOO proud of you for sticking with it and getting your master's and still taking care of your family along the way. Pretty impressive, son.

Monday, May 5, 2008


Saturday night, we went out to dinner. A cute (but dorky) little family sat next to us. They had two children of their own who appeared to be about the same age apart as our children. I give you this piece of information to stress the fact that she should have known better. This mom asked me if Owen and Hazel were twins. Granted, Owen was spurting out a string of high-pitched incomprehensible noises at that moment, but stil..... come on! His head alone weighs more than Hazel's whole body. Seriously?

So I decided to respond with "Yes! As a matter of fact, they are. My husband and I are also twins! Are you guys quadruplets?"

Just kidding.