Blog Intro

Blog Intro

Quote of the Week

“Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.” – Joan Didion

facfacFact of the Week

Too much homework can cause stress, physical health problems, and even alienation from society, a Stanford researcher found.

Joke of the Week

Joke of the Day: If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared, what would be the most difficult thing to explain about life today? One answer: “I possess a device in my pocket that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into arguments with strangers.”

Comic of the Week

Comic of the Week

Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Parties - Wave Three

Dun dunt......dun dunt.......dun dunt dun dunt dun dunt....da da duhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Oh boy, Christmas with the Ericksons!!!!!
You will be happy to know, no animals, children, or small rodents were hurt in this production....
and no one fell in the bathtub!!!!!!!!!!!hahahahaha
Seriously, Merry Christmas, Ericksons!!!!!
Tune: Jaws Theme - John Williams

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Parties - Wave Two

Okay, so off to the Colemere Family Christmas party which should be renamed the Bev Lee Christmas party. She always is the one who organizes it and keeps us together. Thanks, Bev!
This year in honor of Grandma, we decided to have the kids do crafts instead of exchanging gifts.
We weren't sure how it would go over with the kids, but we were pleasantly surprised.
The kids LOVED it and I think the adults did too. At least I did! Let me just say I am HOOKED on making those flower clips for hair!!!
I am so happy because Alex and Brendon showed up this year. I asked for a cute photo, this is what I got. Crazy kids!!! Also, Dad wanted a big group photo. What an undertaking! We managed it though! Just check out this mugshot!!!!
Whole Fam Damily. Amazing no one is missing! It will be outdated by May though because our eagerly awaited fourth girl (Mini Coop) will be here by then!
Rachelle's family.
Ryan's family.
Jason's family.
My family! Here is our Christmas card for next year??????This was cute, brother and sis! We missed Uncle John and Kay, Angie, and Steph's new husband Dan and his daughter (sorry, I am horrible with names). Other than that, everyone was pretty much there! It was a wonderful time and I am glad that we still keep in touch. All of the kids are growing SO fast it isn't fair! Merry Christmas, Colemere's!!!!!



Tune: We Need a Little Christmas - Muppet Family Christmas

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Parties - Wave One

First stop - Grandma Minnie's house. She was having a rough patch this time last year. She had broken her arm twice by the time Christmas rolled around. When we walked in, I was amazed at how GOOD she looked! Not that she looked bad the last time I saw her, but she just glowed this time. I was so happy! She is 93!!!!
Here is Alex opening her present. She is so cute! My little pre-med student!!!
Here is Val. Check out that smile! She was really excited about my South High hoodie. Now I know what to get her next year!
Here is Suzanne. I found out she travels for her work quite a bit and she LOVES it.....NOT!!! She is so funny!
I got all of the girls a warm blanky and fuzzy socks. They loved them. Can't go wrong with a present like that. It was great to see everyone. It is a shame that we only get over there once in a while. Life is too short!!! Merry Christmas, ladies!!!
Tune: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Irish Rovers

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas 2010 - Day Five

On the fifth day of Christmas mom and dad gave to meeeeeeeee.............










Slippers, gloves, and a new mixer for Teeeeeeaaaaaaary! Sorry no pics of this one. It was a crazy busy day with parties and such. Pics of that to come.......
Tune: Twelve Days of Christmas - Gary Hoey

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

And Now, a Brief Pause

Merry Christmas from Boston!!!!
Damn he's cute!!!!!

Tune: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause - ????

Monday, December 20, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas 2010 - Day Four

On the fourth day of Christmas mom and dad gave to meeeeeeee...................
Avatar stickers, Cowboys coasters and...................

Axe to smell puuuuuurrrrrrtttttyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas 2010 - Day Three

On the third day of Christmas mom and dad gave to me............
Toothbrushes to brush away all the caaaaannndeeeeeeee.
Oh, and Terry got Creme Brulee cashews. Yum! I don't think Tim was too thrilled with the gift!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas 2010 - Day Two

On the second day of Christmas mom and dad gave to meeeeee.............

Gummy suckers and a pecan roll from Sweet Afton's! Love that place!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas 2010 - Day One

Yes dear reader, it is that time of year again! I started this tradition about ten years ago (can't believe it has been that long already!). For the first day of Christmas mom and dad gave to me.......
An ornament for the tree! (and a fudge sampler from Sweet Afton's for Teeaaaarrrrry!)
I actually started the ornament tradition for Brendon's first Christmas. I now proudly display 18 ornaments from Alex, 17 from Brendon, 12 from Tim and 8 from Topher. Needless to say, I have no other ornaments on my tree. It looks wonderful!! This tradition starts on December 13th, so more posts to come.....
Tune: Twelve Days of Christmas - Gary Hoey

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sista!

Happy happy birthday to my sista! Who turns 29 (again)! Of course I am only 26 so this makes her my "older" sister! Awesome! I am so proud of her! She followed my example of what NOT to do and got her shiznitalkabam together from the start, with an awesome husband, a sweet little boy, a cute baby (girl!) bump, a college degree and a terrific job. What more could anyone ask???
Always the fiesty red head, I look to her when I need encouragement when dealing with people who are prone to give me $%$#. She never backs down from what she feels is right and I love that about her. But she does it with class and empathy.
My kids love their "favorite red head aunt" and we all hope you had a wonderful day! Love you!!!!
Tune: Two Little Sisters - Carly Simon and Meryl Streep