Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Crack for Kids

The other day I purchased "Punky Brewster" on DVD for the girls to watch. It was something I didn't miss as a child and it was so sweet and innocent I though they would enjoy it. Well Sammie told me yesterday when she woke up "I want Punky Brewster right now!" and Julia is rewarded with watching a couple of episodes after her homework is done. It's like crack for kids- who would have thought! Oh and the best part is they have bonus features that have the cartoon they did about the show. I watched that too- she had an magical friend named "Gloamer" I just love the fact that they are enjoying a show that was one of my favs. Wonder if they will ever come out with "Silver Spoons" on DVD? Now I can't wait till I can bust out the "Beverly Hills 90210" DVDs out and they can love Dylan Mckay as much as I did :)


Monday, September 29, 2008

The Signs Around Town

Today I noticed all these new stickers for Propstion 8 floating around town on random cars. I wanted to get more informed on what was going on here so I did a little research. As my favorite online resource Wikipedia states:

"Proposition 8 is titled Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry Act.[1][2] It is an initiative measure on the 2008 California General Election ballot. If passed, the proposition would amend the California Constitution to remove the legal ability of same-sex couples to marry. A new section would be added stating "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." The measure was submitted for the ballot by petitioners with the title "California Marriage Protection Act."[3][4] The title and summary were revised by Attorney General Jerry Brown to more "accurately reflect the measure."[5] The Superior Court of California ruled in favor of these revisions, stating, "The title and summary is not false or misleading because it states that Proposition 8 would 'eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry' in California. The California Supreme Court unequivocally held that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry under the California Constitution"

Now as a big liberal I must say that no matter how marriage is defined it will always been about love. Why should we be the ones telling people who they should love? Gay people have every right to have their unions of love recognized legally so that they can have the rights that every American citizen is entitled to. I am just not one to tell those what to do with their lives. They have the same problems as we all do in their marriages, they all face the same hard times when it comes to raising children, why not let them be happy in their pursuit for a normal life? And for those of us that live in California and get to actually vote on this, I think it will be good for the economy because who wouldn't want to spend their money to get married by some of the prettiest beaches in the world?

With the election so very near- no matter what your opinions are, just make sure that you research what and who you are voting for. Just be informed and go out and vote to make a difference for you and the people around you. That is what American is all about :) And in the words of Lenny Kravitz- Let Love Rule!


For the Love of the 80's

Click here, but I warn you- you might be racing to Itunes to purchase the catchy tune because secretly deep inside you know you love it and know every single word :)

Thanks Jenny!


Sunday, September 28, 2008


Nothing is better than homemade chocolate cake, the hubby, and some David Duchovny :)

AKA Crazy Maker :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Best Friends

Summer posted these awesome pics on her facebook yesterday. It reminded me how long her and I have been best friends (17 years). And to tell you the truth I think the last 8 have been the best. We tell each other everything like we did when we were 15. I can't go more than 2-3 days without talking to her and even though we may have talked yesterday we still spend an hour on the phone. I miss her since she moved and I can't wait to see her in a month. So thank you BFF- I love you and hope that we are still on for our trip to Greece when we are 50 :)


PS This was taken on our "date" to exchange Christmas presents in 1994

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


When it is "Kids Eat Free" night at your local restaurant don't come in as a couple and complain to your waiter about the noise. Sorry but in this economy I am taking the kids to where they can not eat what I order (both girls have a habit of not eating a lot) and I am not going to pay for it. Maybe next time read the sign that is on the front of the restaurant :)


PS Sorry my vent for the day.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Newest Obsession

Lately with both girls in school and me trying to stay out of the kitchen in case I eat everything in site, I have been able to sit down and read a good book. I went through a Polygamy phase- read everything I could on women who escaped that life. Why? I have no clue. I guess the unknown fascinates me. So about two weeks ago I was at Barnes and Noble and I bought "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer. Now I am sure you have heard of this series of books. They were meant for teenagers (so very easy to read) and they are about vampires. I read the 500 something page book in 2 days. I couldn't put it down! I thought about it when I wasn't reading it. I am now on to the second book in the series which I just bought on Friday and I almost done with that. I have not been so excited to read anything since "Harry Potter". On top of it there is a movie coming out in November so I am excited to see it. So if you are looking for something that is easy to read, exciting, romantic (yes vampires are all about romance), and fun check these books out!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

My New Look

Thanks to LeeLou Blogs I was able to get a new blog template and it is gorgeous! Just right for fall :) I am so happy with it and it was the easiest template I ever worked with. Thank you Leelou- you rock!


Friday, September 19, 2008


Today would have been my Dad's 60th birthday. Sammie and I will make the hour drive this morning so that I can put his favorite yellow roses on his grave. I just keep thinking how different my week would have been if he was still here. I am sure I would of planned a party and would have been busy will all of that. Just crazy how things change in a blink of an eye. I just hope he as at least celebrating in Hawaii or something :)

I love and miss you Dad very much. Happy birthday :)


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

When Kids Are Right

This was one of the many conversations on the way to school today:

Julia: "Mom do cats change color?"
Me: "Um I don't think so."
Julia: "What about like grey like your hair." (thanks for noticing little terd)
Me: "I guess they might if they are old"
Samantha: "And married..."

I thought that was awesome! And you know what she is right :) Yesterday was my 8th wedding anniversary and I have the grey hairs to prove it. Yet I wouldn't change that for the world :)