Friday, December 21, 2012


It's getting cold in Southern California... and we really need our heater... but it's still broken. So cuddling at night has become more a necessity than something the Mr. groans about.  There will be no "It's hot and your breathing on me is making me sweat" tonight!  Nope... right now it's cold and I get to sleep in our bed cuddling with my two love bugs... my two snoring, fart in their sleep, love bugs. :)

Cold weather = playing outside in our sweaters...


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Family Pics Take 2

We retook our family pics a couple weekends ago.  After our last experience I decided to take the tripod and venture out further than our backyard.  Taking family pics can be a freaking nightmare... mostly because the only person that really wants them is Mommy and everyone else is being dragged along.  BUT! We do what we have to do in order to get a pic worthy of the Christmas card.  It took us a few tries but we finally got one...  Say CHEESE and try to mean it!

and the winner is....
Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday Afternoon

The Mr. is proud of the fact that he is really good at fixing things around the house without any help at all (SEXY).  So you can imagine his frustration when he couldn't get the old floor furnace to work (grumplestilskins).

The Mr. is crouched on the floor checking this thing out...

The Mr. - This pilot light just won't stay lit!

Me - (Calling out from the kitchen)  Sounds like it might be the thermocouple.

The Mr. - Ya... That's what I was thinking...

Me - Did you try tightening it?

The Mr. - I can't reach it... it's really far down there.

Me - Hmmm... maybe we should try troubleshooting to determine the source of the problem and identify a potential resolution.

The Mr. - (Pause)  Are you just googling all of this?

Me - No. I know stuff about floor furnaces.

The Mr. - (Silence)

Me - Ok.. I googled it.

I looked over and saw him smile and chuckle as he got up and walked away... Ya... I think it's the thermocouple.. ;)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Turn Around

This is what happens when I turn my back for one second... Odwalla smoothie all over the wall, the couch, ...and of course, this little face.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mirror, Mirror

I was in the kitchen when I looked up and saw the Mr. in the living room... a look of concern on his face as he stared at the Chitlin who was around the corner and out of my view.  He motioned for me to take a look... but to be very, very quiet... I felt like I was hunting for deer and trying to skillfully sneak up to it... ninja-like in my every step. I heard her laughing and peeked around the corner... but she saw me and quickly walked away with toys in hand.

I turned back to the Mr., whose mouth was still open and eyes slightly bulging out of his head...

Me - What?

the Mr. - She was talking to herself in the mirror right there...

Me - So? Kids do it all the time.

the Mr. - She was really creeping me out... I am really creeped out.

Me - *sigh* (As I walked back to the kitchen...)  We should probably try harder to make her a sibling so she has someone to play with.

Then his face looked even more like this...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Washing Machine

This is what I learned the other day.  DO NOT PUT STUFFED ANIMALS IN THE WASHER. Here is why and what went down:

One night the Chitlin had a really bad cough and the poor thing coughed so hard that she threw up all over her bed and stuffed animals.  So... I put them in the washer.

This was wrong because:

One stuffed animal ripped open and clogged the washer so it couldn't drain.
Then the washer got unclogged and the main line to the house got clogged.
So when I was rinsing off the dishes in the sink  - it wouldn't drain.
Instead it started to flood when I turned on the disposal...
Which in turn made me really scared to go to the bathroom and flush the toilet.

And all of this equaled:

ONE PISSED OFF HUSBAND... and the loss of our panda pilllow pet friend.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


The Chitlin and I went to visit Santa last weekend.  It was her third time seeing him and she was super excited... ok, not really.. because visiting Santa when you are only 2 1/2 years old is really for parents, grandparents, and photo albums.  She hasn't really grasped the idea of Santa and Christmas yet... BUT! She is more aware of the fact that I am making her stand in line to sit on some big dudes lap and say "cheeeeesssse". 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Family Pic

In order to save money on family pictures this year, I decided to take them myself.  I bought a tripod, dressed up the fam, and set up in the backyard.  I thought I got a good shot but the Mr. thinks he looks like he's giving the camera the crazy eye... Guess we will be taking pics again this weekend.

Monday, December 3, 2012


One day the Mr. was looking at some Christmas decorations in a catalog...

The Mr. - I like these ornaments in here...

Me - (looking it over) $5 for one ornament?!  I'll just make that....

So then this happened..

The Mr. - Babe.. I like how you're spending your time being crafty but... do you think we could get our kitchen counter back any time soon?

Me - Probably not... look how cute these owl friends are?!


Drinking Wine + Making Crafts = Best Thing Ever!!!