Sunday, February 16, 2014

In case you were wondering...

I am Posh Spice. I should actually be living in TEXAS. Or I should be living in the city of Paris. If I went back to high school now, I would be a Drama Kid. The 80's song I most identify with is Every Breath You Take. I should have been a Designer. I am not addicted to makeup. I am a Thin Mint cookie.

It's been a long, busy day. All I can do is sit here with the Olympics playing in the background while I take facebook quizzes (without posting my results). But thought you may want my very important results... You feel like you know me so much better don't you?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

From my house to yours! My mantle is a little sad though. I had to add that tiny popsicle stick frame with candy hearts glued to it that mini#2 made in 3 yr old preschool. We have been snowed it and going a little crazy. Our school make up days are on Saturdays so we just may be going every Saturday until the end of school at this rate! My hair appointment for today has been rescheduled and who knows if we can keep our dinner reservations tonight. Good thing I got all of the boys' Valentines treats/gifts early. They will be drinking bottled cherry limeades from World Market with sugar cookies and mini cupcakes. I spare no sugar on Valentine's Day! What are your plans?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday

I love this photo from summer '08. We were at NC State University's Meet the Pack Day. It was hot. Kids were 3 and 7. Awwww. This is an event for families to meet the football players and coaching staff. This is the day the kids met then freshman Russell Wilson who is Seattle Seahawks' QB. We proudly cheered him on during the Super Bowl last weekend! I remember how engaging, genuinely nice and polite he was that day. He posed for pics with the kids as well. I can't get my hands on those photos though! They're somewhere around this house.  I pulled this photo from Facebook. I've always loved it, because there were a ton of people there that day, but we look like we're the only ones there! Like we snuck in for a photo. All the players sit at tables around the covered area of the stadium where it's a little cooler. I need to hunt down those autograph books, too, because Mike Glennon, (now Tampa Bay's QB) was sitting right beside Russell Wilson that day. He was just as polite and called me ma'am. I was 37 and slightly offended but remember thinking I hope my two sons grow up to be as well-mannered as these two quarterbacks. We're still a work in progress on that... 

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

We made it...

Into 2014. Here's proof of us celebrating at the (early) Acorn drop in downtown Raleigh!!

SO I have really been slacking on the blog haven't I? What have I been doing  since Jan 1 you ask?

1- Attending basketball games on Saturdays. Mini#2's. Two leagues!

2- Attending indoor soccer games on Sundays. Mini#2's.

3- Picking up a budding actor from play practice most afternoons. Mini #1.

4- Getting braces. Not me! Been there, done that. Mini#1

5- Going to movies in prep for Oscar night. I've seen Dallas Buyer's Club, American Hustle and August: Osage County in the theaters. And we watched Blue Jasmine and Captain Phillips at home.
I've chipped away at a lot of them haven't I? Loved all but August. Kind of depressing. Not what I was expecting I guess.

6- Signing up for more running races. I have a 5k with mini#1 this weekend, an 8k in March and a 10 mile race (YIKES!) in April.

7- Training for these races along with taking my spin classes that I love (new bikes at the gym!) and Insanity classes that I don't love as much!

8- Walking, feeding, keeping up with and LOVING our puppy, Harper. She is pure joy to us and starts and ends each day with a smile.

9- Booking camps (running and soccer for the minis) and a beach vacation for June. The kids are out of year round school a total of 5 weeks (May 31- July 6 I think) for "summer" so we have to pack it in during those weeks.

10- Fill in the blanks with everything else that goes along with motherhood!

Hope your year is up and running the way you want it to...

P.S.- Having 4 snow days when we really needed about 2 and a half! Snow was great, but Saturday make up days; not-so-great. Luckily Saturdays are just 3.5 hours.