Molly and the fam-

here’s the truth:

i am so sad that molly can be my little’s teacher like, just follow him from grade to grade.

the first time i photographed her girls i just followed them around, so arranging the whole family. well, nothing has changed in my family photography struggles…. but some of these, for all the wrong in them, i still love.

We’ll start with the girls-

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and then add mom

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and the whole fam

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but of course i have to save my favorite for last…. dear tyson, thanks for being an awesome subject, you handsome devil you…

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friday’s findings-

here’s the truth:

1- i have to get back into blogging because, well.. i think it’s therapeutic. at least for me, you all may think i am cuckoo and i just might be, a little.

2-  i am still eating BBQ chips on my daily sandwich and yes Air Supply is still my goto station on pandora. also, i want a shaved ice machine. like REALLY want one!

3- grilled pizza, i failed to take an all done picture.. but it was awesome, and even the big liked it.

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4- found THIS  on my phone. oh and THIS( although i’m not sure if creepy is a strong enough word.)

5- THIS. what a great read and SO the truth.

6- Laaazzzyyy  day’s of summer. ps… that’s the puppy. she looks HUGE in this picture :(

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7- dear neighbor across the street who will remain nameless. thanks for not telling anyone that my puppy is a freak show and bails out the front door any chance she gets. thanks for not making me feel cray-cray when i SCREAMED( not angry scream.. scared scream) at the car coming down the street not to hit said crazy puppy, standing in the middle of the street without a care in the world. dear bigs’ lax friend who showed up.. with my dog? thanks for finding said puppy, who just minutes before you arrived almost got hit by a car. ugh….. dear cocoa- for the love, stay in the HOUSE.

8- my husband gave me an earful about giving up on my dream today. and well he is right. i always tell my kids “just ask, what’s the worse that can happen, they say no” yet i totally don’t follow my advice. here i am filling out job applications and whatnot instead of trying to follow my dream. instead of putting myself out there risking a big fat no. so i didn’t submit my job applications. i might have to actually put myself out there i taking pictures is what i want to do…  i hate when he’s right….

9- incase you were wondering – i have been saving all my snake pictures for one big snake blog. lies. i’m totally lying to you, but it has been so hard not to post snake pictures this summer, my yard is FULL of them and to date lawn mowing has not sent any snakes to heaven. whew….

11- this weekend. BIG PLANS. again, i’m lying. i got nada…..


monday monday…..

here’s the truth:

1- i hate to admit this out loud.. but whatever… i found a baby mouse in my garage and i can’t bring myself to set a trap for a baby. even better.. i know there is not just one, and i can’t bring myself to set a trap for baby, well… mice.

2- i need a part time job. ideas?

3-has anyone read THIS? i love it. i’m over parents that think their kids are perfect or are totally oblivious to poorly behaved kids and surprisingly there are a TON of them.

4- i tried to photograph my children while we were in FL. yeah. here’s a small sampling of what I got. Some days….. those kids push every button i have.

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5- chips on my sandwich. yes, chips. i can’t stop. and they must be bbq.

6-this week i am going to grill pizza. wish me luck. i mean considering when i ask my family “1 to should i make this again 10″ i usually score about a… well 4. have i mentioned i hate cooking?

7-i’m planning a little getaway with the hubby. CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM! but maybe the all caps gives it away?

8-the little dog… is obsessed with rolled socks. everyday, at least 6 times a day she helps herself to a pair of someones recently matched and put away socks. sometimes she chews on them and i want to scream, but most of the time she just slobbers on them, requiring me to re-wash them.

9-Today i bought my son everything he wanted. A new xbox, a car, some subs, he was so happy.

10- ^^^^ apparently my son has been sitting at my computer.. dreaming.

11- I feel like summer is gone. Is it gone? Is school starting soon? No really, why do I feel like summer over?Anyone…


monday, monday-

Here’s the truth:

1- Rain Rain GO AWAY. no really. it’s green here-your work is done. I’m over you. (PERIOD)

2- I read this blog about things people wish other people would stop doing, on FB, in texts, on blogs and one of those things-I just did. yup. just to annoy the lady, whom i’ve never met, nor will i ever meet, but what ev’s- oh wait i just did another one. man, i’m feeling saucy today.

3- Guess what.. the FN puppy ate a dead vole today. yes… i heard her crunching the bones, and loving every second.                 ::::::::GROSS::::::::::

on second thought, thank god for the rain today, that way all the people in my neighbor hood weren’t outside to hear me screaming at the dog to, well let’s see, leave it. or maybe drop it. or better yet COME. freaking puppy.  i honestly spent the better part of twenty minutes ( IN THE RAIN) trying to get the dog on a leash and then to drop the FREAKING dead vole. did i mention that last week she brought me this…yup, it’s 1/2 of a dead snake. she dropped it right in my lap while i was watching GOT. i might have screamed.


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the other 1/2.

4- on a side note… she is pretty cute. ( even though she smells like dead vole)


5- so the middle, let’s take a second to acknowledge that she took the time this AM to write a thank you note, un-prompted. love that kid. anyway, the middle is entering HS next year and i know when the time comes she will need to have volunteer hours for NHS. three people have mentioned some mother and daughter volunteer thingy that apparently you must be invited into. hummmmm, they mentioned it, but failed to invite us. so, now i’m struggling. as of late i’ve been rather, well, outspoken about things. and maybe that has removed us from being potential members.  so now i feel bad and awful that, this wonderful daughter that i’ve raised, with the kindest heart will not get to be in the women’s volunteer club because i can’t keep my mouth shut. note to self, shut up.

6- the other day, i wore heels. yes, i actually put them on my feet and wore them. suddenly i felt very sad that, well, i don’t really get dressed anymore. i mean, yes…. three years ago i would have been in my yoga pants, or workout clothes, so the fact that i wear jeans and real shirts is a step in the right direction. buttttt….. i don’t really get dressed in cute clothes, and shoes and ear rings. I think after 15 years of heels i needed a break, and now… dare i say it out loud, i’m missing it. missing throwing a suit on and having a career. but then i spend the morning playing Lego avengers with the little one on the wii while doing laundry and i just can’t imagine doing that in heels and a suit. anyway…

7- THIS.

8- so, ummm…. i still haven’t seen 50 shades yet.

9- since i’m confessing things. i hate bacon.

10- i need a good BBQ- who’s in? oh wait- it’s going to rain for the next, well, forever. scratch that idea.

11- this week. SCHOOL IS OVER. people, i am actually looking forward to the summer.


Friday’s Findings-

here’s the truth:

1- i busted out crying during the big’s performance of THIS song. I wish i had recorded it. when the little was a baby it’s what i sang to him while we rocked.

2- i made THIS last week. for once in my life i did something right. no really, it was awesome. if you are looking for a new awesome dinner… this is it.

3- i have two words for you, and yes i know i am late to the party.. MOSCOW. MULES. yes, please.

4-Since this purchase, i have been questioning my sanity…

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5-that thing.. yea. the little and i planted seeds. i have been lovingly tending to them. i put them in the sun, i water them, i bring them in at night. the other day, while doing the dishes i look out the window to see it, on the table, eating them. yes… on the table outside eating my baby seedlings, and having a blast doing it.

6- this has also been driving me to drink…mr (1 of 1)-3

7- while i’m on a roll… this has been causing me to lose sleep. kid can’t seem to get out of his own way and it is weighing SO heavy on me. like, i wake up and question my parenting. i wake up and worry that he will be well, nothing in life, i wake up and well, see no 4 is chewing on me. anyway, my point is, my stress about the big, and his failed attempts at being a good student are killing me. but, i’m getting over it. i know it’s not my parenting it’s him, and his personality, and certain things in his life that i can totally attribute his attitude too and NONE of them are me. thank god my husband can remove himself from this situation and help me see the bigger picture. mr (1 of 1)-6

8- speaking of my husband, he introduced the little to this movie. not.joking. so now the little runs around singing this…. save. me.

9- so, the big and the middle play lax in the back yard. i can tell you at any point and time i have three if not four broken pickets. not a big deal, unless you have a puppy that can fit through the picket voids, and live darn close to some open space with wild animals roaming around. last week, the little dog was in the back yard and i see her- hair up, barking at the fence. i look to see a dog outside the fence and no owner. it’s cold, and snowy, so i throw my boots on and attempt to find the dog. i don’t want it to freeze…. but, alas, no dog. i see it’s foot prints, but not it. as i am walking in my door, the neighbor around the corner sends me a text- ” i wouldn’t walk the dogs just yet, there is a huge coyote in my front yard”…. sure am glad i didn’t find the “dog”….

10- this weekend.. a little of everything- lax for the hubby, the middle, and soccer for the little and i. and tonight i am going to kick some ass in a lip sync contest. bet you wish you could see that- ha!


Friday’s Findings-

Here’s the truth:

1- allergies suck.

2-THIS. no really….

3- i don’t want anyone to worry so i am just going to put it out there, that no… my love of the air supply pandora station has not ended and i play it every day.

4- i have one more thing to confess. and i know many of you will roll your eyes and wonder.. why was he ever there in the first place, well roll away because the amount of joy i have in sharing with you that the little sleeps in his own bed, trumps your eye roll. yes, finally.. he poops in the potty and sleeps in his own bed. i feel like a new woman, oh wait, i bought a puppy. correction, i feel like the mother of  a new born.

5-I can’t get enough of THIS> it’s on repeat.

6-finally edited the pics of my trip with the big- love these kids.

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7-it’s official. i have been converted- i am totally in love with cider. bud light moooovvve over, it’s cider time.

8-things i do every day that never get noticed- the dishes. really people do you think clean spoons just magically make their way into the drawer. – sweep the floor.. with the broom and the vacuum- i swear my floors NEVER look clean- restock toilet paper. again… tp does not just arrive in your bathroom via some sort of magical tp beam-

9-somehow i stumbled upon an animal activist  Facebook page that i thought would be wise to “like”. uuuummm yeah… no. allergies coupled with copious amounts of crying just makes for a snotty, red-eyed start to every day. but i just can’t.bring.myeslf. to unlike the damn page.

10- i almost can’t contain my excitement for sunday and THIS. who’s seen THIS, totally made me laugh. can’t wait. it’s the one show i watch in REAL time. winter is coming people, winter is coming.

friday’s findings-

here’s the truth:

1- so a few weeks ago i went on a search for a new pair of jeans. what a huge debacle. i swear i must have tried on 70 pairs of jeans ranging in price from 10 bucks to 110 bucks. ugh… talk about a struggle being real. anyway, i ended up buying a pair of mom jeans, and you know what. i love them.. never mind that they have a normal size crotch and aren’t skinny…

2-i think maybe they should start a “people of chic-fil-a”… in the booth behind me a lady and three kids… she says to them, let’s work on similes. Who can spell here and hair. ummm ahhhh…. lady, a smilie is a comparison using like or as. a homophone is a word that has more than one spelling or meaning… here and hair are neither…. perhaps you mean hole and whole- or they’re , there, and their, or blue and blew. really.. hair and here?

3-since getting the puppy i have been walking, like 3 miles a day. you’d think i’d be slimming down, but more walking = more hunger, thus.. more eating. no slimming.

4 I actually had to strike this. it is what it is and i must let go of the things i can not change…. – here is a HUGE vent… be prepared… the big committed himself to choir this year. so no varsity lacrosse for him. really, as a mom I am a-ok with that. but… for some reason… they pulled him up to varsity.. so he can… sit on the bench, right. i’m not asking for a starting position, just a min or two of playing time…. even better, why don’t you invite him on a lax trip to, wait for it……NOT play him. thank you so much for wasting my money. maybe you have upwards of $700 bucks burning a hole in your pocket but this family does not.

5-so, i vowed to myself i wouldn’t mention… well…. 40- but man, i’m telling ya, i swear, since i’ve turned 40 it’s like the gray hairs are out in full force, and no amount of dye will keep them at bay. as if the forehead wrinkles weren’t a dead give away, these damn grays are relentless.

6- my neighbors have a huge spongebob bouncy house. not joking…. why is this so odd you ask… because their kids are like, 13 and 15…. but they have a huge bounce house with a trampoline right next to it…i’ve been running interference with the little all day.

7- the little dog. i know, you are going to be so shocked with this information but… the little dog, she loves to be outside. WTF? i have never, in my life, had an outside dog. no really… all my dogs have preferred the couch to the lawn. hell, pig won’t even walk in the grass… and at least three times a day i find the little dog out there… asleep, digging to china, eating a rose bush…. speaking of the little dog… she’s getting bigger… reso (1 of 1)

8- so since it is the middle’s b-day, i totally wanted to share her awesome blank space video, but apparently youtube does NOT want me to share it. if you want to see it let me know, i’ll send it to you. it’s awesome. well she’s awesome. and 14. and kinda dr jekyll and mr hyde-ish.. but still awesome.

9- every time the big and the choir sing THIS ( this is actually a capella under a bridge in san antonio with 13 of them) i want to run home and watch working girl; never mind that 1/2 of them weren’t born with the movie even came out . they killed it again last night.

10- this weekend the easter bunny will be visiting- and for once….it already snowed so at least that is out of the way!