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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Not Me Monday - 33rd Edition

What? It's Monday already?





Oh bother! That means that my mom will confess all the embarrassing things that happened around here in the past week.

Maybe if I give her my best smile she won't remember to write about how insane my hair was.



So far so good!

Only one more picture to go and I'm in the clear....

Phew! I made it!



Who would write a Not Me post without any Not Me's?



Not me!









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Bonus!

Some more wedding pictures that I forgot to post the first time....



Sarah and I after the ceremony...





It brought back memories of a gondola ride Sarah and I took in Switzerland as they ascended the ski hill for a champaign toast with their guests.





Before all the wedding festivities began, Rhonda, Ella, and I chilled in the hotel room. Next time I'm in Madison I'll be staying at this same hotel.



It was wonderful and a bargain! A suite for $74! Have you ever heard of such a thing? We had a kitchen, pull out couch, recliner, work area, a nice bathroom, and the BEST part - we were across the parking lot from my two favorite restaurants - Panera and Biaggis.

Yum!



Eventually I'll get to posting some of the other 700 pictures I took over Memorial Day weekend. You don't think I neglected to take pictures of the kids in their Red White and Blue do you? And then there's the sweet story of Sam praying for our men and women in the military.... But first I'm going to play a much need laundry game with the kids, fill the pools with water, and spend some quality time in the hammock....



Have a blessed Sunday everyone!



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Bonus!

Some more wedding pictures that I forgot to post the first time....



Sarah and I after the ceremony...





It brought back memories of a gondola ride Sarah and I took in Switzerland as they ascended the ski hill for a champaign toast with their guests.





Before all the wedding festivities began, Rhonda, Ella, and I chilled in the hotel room. Next time I'm in Madison I'll be staying at this same hotel.



It was wonderful and a bargain! A suite for $74! Have you ever heard of such a thing? We had a kitchen, pull out couch, recliner, work area, a nice bathroom, and the BEST part - we were across the parking lot from my two favorite restaurants - Panera and Biaggis.

Yum!



Eventually I'll get to posting some of the other 700 pictures I took over Memorial Day weekend. You don't think I neglected to take pictures of the kids in their Red White and Blue do you? And then there's the sweet story of Sam praying for our men and women in the military.... But first I'm going to play a much need laundry game with the kids, fill the pools with water, and spend some quality time in the hammock....



Have a blessed Sunday everyone!



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Friday, May 29, 2009

I went to Wisconsin and got pulled over by a state trooper

I also got to hang out with my childhood friend, Rhonda



and her daughter, Ella....
(collages are easier to see if you click on them....)

I got to witness the wedding ceremony of my college roommate, Sarah and her new husband, Greg...

I got to catch up with friends from college who I hadn't seen in 10 years.
I don't know if Julie or Jessica will ever see this, but Abby (in the middle there) will. Turns out she has been blogging about as long as I have. Who knew! My circle of in-real-life blogger friends is small - I couldn't be happier that I can add Abby to that circle!
(Abby posted wedding photos on her site as well if you want to see more of Sarah and Greg's beautiful ceremony location and wedding party/guests.)

Oh, and that little incident with the state trooper?

Apparently they don't like it when you leave your brights on constantly. (My headlights need some major adjusting and since nobody has ever flashed their lights at me I figured even my brights weren't really that bright.)

He didn't even ask for my out of state driver's license which was pretty surprising, but I think he had bigger fish to fry considering the drunks (passed a car on the side of the road with 5 police cars around it, beer bottles on the roof of the car, and three guys sitting on the side of the road) and the grizzly accident scene that will forever be etched in my brain. (Motorcycle accidents are never good. 'nough said.)

The last time I got pulled over I was in high school (for speeding - but never got a ticket since I WASN'T speeding...long story...)

When was the last time you were pulled over?


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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Alphabitty Moments - the letter N

It's time for Alphabitty Moments! This week is brought to you by the letter N...


I knew almost instantly that I wanted to use Nursery for my N word this week. It fits the theme of Alphabitty Moments perfectly IMO. As an added bonus it allows me to show the kids what their first home looked like - or at least their first ever bedrooms in our old house. Want to see more of our last house? Click here for a tour.PapaBear picked out the bedding for Sam's nursery. I still love it. In fact we painted his room at this house the same color and use the same curtains. It's a Noah's Ark theme, but you'd have to look really close at the quilt to notice.

A few other observations from Sam's room:
* This is the room we were in when I told PapaBear I was pregnant with Julia
* The toy box under the window was built by my parents/grandparents for me when I was a kid.
* The doll on the toy box is similar to the one I talk about in this post*. Sam doesn't care for it, but I love it dearly. He actually said to me once, "I don't like that dead guy in my room." Poor Andy sits out in the hall all night.

And then there's Julia's nursery:

Her room used to be painted an aweful faux leather color that we decided to paint a nice neutral color for use as an office. I'm sure there aren't many people who decide to keep the red room red, use it as a nursery, and paint the other room in anticipation of a baby. But that's exactly what we did. Then when we were expecting #2, we chose bedding that matched the existing curtains and walls. No easy task even if they were considered nuetral. At a garage sale I found a leapard print set that would suffice. We really only use the crib skirt and the sheet anyway... The quilt rack held a special blanket my mom gave Julia instead of the one from the bedding set.

Now it's your turn to share your alphabitty Moment for the week...

Since Mr. Linky was being so troublesome last week, go ahead and leave the general url to your site so we can all catch up on last week's post at the same time....


* I tweeted earlier about a new blog I put together this morning. It relates to this post from up above and this post about a book I found. I've just started getting things set up for the new blog, but I'll give you a preview today... It's called You Don't Say! and can be found at www.theperfectquote.blogspot.com

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Canoe camping with kids

I've been sharing highlights from our recent trip to the BWCA on Instagram . The spot we go is perfect for families with young kids beca...