Monday, August 27, 2007

Why can't it be next week already?

And why on earth do they have summer vacation? I HATE summer vacation. When I was a kid, I never had a personal taxi cab to take me around to various and sundry places. My mother would have laughed at me. Well, the fact that we didn't have a car that worked probably got in the way of that too.

I told Gillian that I wasn't taking her anywhere this week and that no one was coming over. She is just pissing me off. I know I shouldn't say that about my kid, but she is seriously pissing me off. She turns everything I say around so that she is the damn victim. I just left the karate dojo crying becayse Sensai had a call from a parent saying that Gillian has inappropriate stuff on her My Space page. She's making out with someone one there. I am SOOOOOO pissed. Now I know why all her friends are pissed at her. Kissing someone else's beloved. Great.

I really wish I knew how to be a good mother, but right now, I just wish that my kid would act like a human being. I am tired of being treated like crap.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My Gem

I just wanted to take a minute and publically thank my wife for being so wonderful. Yesterday she traded in her "baby" so that we could have a new and safe car to drive. I know that she was really sad that her car had to be the one to go, even though it was 10 years old. That's a long time to love a car!

She works so hard for this family and yet, is the one that goes the most without. She is a wonderful mother and the best partner a person could ask for. A better person, I couldn't ask for to follow this path in life. We have been through so much together, through our trials with infertility and subsequent pregnancy and birth of our second daughter, Katie. Now we enter the trials of parenting a teen (and if you have one you know how much fun that is)!

Cheryl, thank you for all that you do for us! I love you now and forever. You are the most special person a wife could ask for. Thank you for loving me.

Now, please go to my comments section and give Cheryl some loving. She could use it right now!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The newest addition to our family!

Introducing the newest addition to our family!

So, Cheryl and I were really "discussing" the fact that I wanted a manual transmission and she wanted a automatic transmission. This car has both! It is very cool, but you can either drive it in drive, or you can push the drive lever over all the way to the left and without needing a clutch, you can manually drive the car! It is way cool and in the winter here, a much needed addition. I loved driving it and she is coming home to us on Tuesday. She looks like the picture here, blue with silver and has lots of nice features! Like you can operate the radio and CD and Cruise from the steering wheel with your thumb! And lots of other really cool features. I can't wait to drive her. Haven't come up with a name yet though and sadly, Cheryl is going to be giving up her baby as a trade in.

But isn't she cute?

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Gillian!

Well, Blogger ate my last eloquent post about my beautiful now 15 year old daughter! So, without further ado, I want to say,



Friday, August 03, 2007

Too many pictures!

And no place to put them. I've tried scrapbooking to no avail. I have all the stuff to do it. But I just don't have the time! I have a ton of pictures just sitting on our memory card or in the computer, but no where to put them! The other day I saw this cool Digital Photo Frame and thought, AHA! That could be the solution to my problem. It's a really cool electronic frame that you download your pictures into and then they play one at a time. Or you can use the remote that comes with the digital frame and play the pictures as you want. I thought this was one of the coolest inventions, because I know that people want to see all of the pictures that we have taken, but haven't had a chance, because they are sitting in my memory card, rather than in this cool little photo frame. Where do they come up with these really cool idea's?

So, now I am off to check it out and perhaps purchase the digital frame so that everyone can share our pictures! Maybe even get 2 and fill the other one up for Grandma and give it to her at Christmas time for the perfect Christmas gift!

Loving to blog!

We're back from shopping and I couldn't wait to tell you all the fabulous time that we have! But first, like some of my other friends, I am jumping on the bandwagon to get paid to blog! Advertise on blogs, for those of you who are interested,is a place where they will actually pay you to blog for them. It helps them advertise with bloggers and I actually get paid to do it! I am so excited. It also gives me a chance to check out new products and tell you all about them. I tell ya, there is nothing like blog advertising! If you would have asked me if I would have ever done this, I would have said no, but Smorty has great stuff that they advertise and it's so much fun to do! So, you'll have to come back and check out the new stuff that I am finding all about. And of course, I will keep you all up to date about my family, shopping and all of life's other drama's!

So, for the shopping trip. The kids were horrid, I didn't get much stuff since the outlet prices were outrageous. I did get some stuff at Oilily and Hanna Andersson for the fall, but other than that, it was a no go!

Please come back and check out what I have in store for you all! It's going to be fun. Coming soon will be some cool pics of Katie in her new Mini Boden!