Monday, February 23, 2009

Finding a guy named Kitty Cat shouldn't be that hard...right?

My sister-in-law Teri sent me the funniest email the other day. She was describing how my 4 yr old niece Aspen wanted her to play "pretend" on Friday. So they started playing. At first she wanted Teri to be my sister Michelle and little Aspen was pretending to be my other niece named Chloe. They played that for a while then she wanted to change things up a bit. So this time Aspen wanted to be me and get this....she wanted to pretend it was my wedding day. She wanted Teri to be the groom and guess what his name was? Kitty Cat! Teri says she was pretty adamant about saying that he wasn't a cat but that was just his name. Lucky me! So apparently I need to start looking for a guy by the name of Kitty Cat! Now I know where I've been going wrong with this whole dating thing. I was focusing on guys with normal names! But that does bring up the question, where does one find a man named Kitty Cat? Maybe he shortens it to KC? She is the funniest little kid! What a little cutie! She absolutely cracks me up! Its nice to know that she hasn't given up on me yet. I just hope it's before she walks down the isle. I don't think my ego could handle my nieces being married off before me. :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Girl's from the Hood Day

Hey Ladies! Just a quick reminder that we have our get together this Saturday, the 21st at my house. I'll send out an email, also as a reminder. I'm excited to see you all!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A little Marvin Gaye never hurt anyone.

It's a well known fact that Valentines day isn't my most favorite holiday. But this year, I've come to the conclusion that its not such a bad day and I might as well celebrate it, if just a little. So in the spirit of trying not to be bitter and hate this holiday, I've decided to create a list of my most favorite love songs of all time. There really are some good one's out there and hopefully they might help all you love birds set the mood on this, the most schmoopy of holidays.

Let the love fest begin!

15. Halo, Beyonce
14. I'll never let you go, Steelheart
13. Unforgettable, Nat King Cole
12. When we Dance, Sting
11. Let's get it on, Marvin Gaye
10. Home, Michael Buble
9. At Last, Etta James (I still like it even thought it was used at Obama's inagural ball, but it was a close call)
8. J'attendais, Celine Dion (It's in French but the lyrics are some of the most beautiful I've ever heard)
7. Take my Breath Away, Berlin
6. All I want is You, U2
5. Have you ever been in Love, Celine Dion
4. The Way You Look Tonight, Tony Bennett's version
3. When I'm with you, Sheriff
2. Now and Forever, Richard Marx
1. Hands to Heaven, by Breathe. My absolute favorite of all time!

I think I did a pretty good job of limiting myself to only two Celine Dion songs. Not an easy task, I assure you. :)

Most of the songs are on my playlist player, so you can scroll through them if you'd like. Now you have no excuse for not knowing what songs will set the mood for you and your sweetheart this Valentines day. Happy Valentines day everyone!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Fast and Furious weekend!

This weekend I got to have a small taste of what it would be like to have three adorable girls for children. It was my friend Annette's 10 wedding anniversary and they asked if I'd watch their little munchkins while they celebrated with a short weekend getaway to Midway. They were dropped off Friday afternoon and picked up on Sunday before church. The two older one's started off making signs for their new bedroom doors so they didn't get lost, while the littlest one proved to me how un-kid friendly my house is. She found the litter box for my cat, jewelry box on the little dresser in my room and the poisonous poinsettia plant(Annette had to tell me about that one, who knew?) that was still hanging on from Christmas. You never think about the things on the shelf that are at eye level with a 1 1/2 yr old until they start pulling them down. :) Good learning lessons for later in life, I guess. Here they are decorating sugar cookies we made. They were delicious and beautifully frosted if we don't say so ourselves. We used football themed cookie cutters in honor of the Super Bowl on Sunday but when we tried to frost the football player cookies his arms or legs would ultimately break off before we finished with it, so all the football player cookies ended up getting eaten as we were frosting...couldn't have happened better if I'd planned it that way. :) We went over to the discovery zone at the Fitness Center on Saturday and the girls had a blast running around, climbing ladders and going down slides while me and the littlest one built an awesome Lego castle. I love Lego's. We made a quick run to the store for some more Mac and Cheese and watched some fun Disney shows. The girls loved playing downstairs. There's a plastic toddler slide and a bunch of pillows and some stuffed animals down there along with a very under utilized plastic exercise ball that's great for bouncing on. I'd forgotten how when your little you'd just make up your own games to play with your siblings or friends and it would keep you occupied for hours! They were such creative girls and we had so much fun just playing tag or one of their made up games. We'd watch a movie before bedtime to help us wind down and we'd all just pile on the couch with a blanket and enjoy the show. It was a great weekend. I'd watch them again in a second! The Super Bowl was a little upsetting....poor Cards! They almost pulled it off but it just want meant to be. Oh well, there's always next year!