Monday, February 23, 2009


Xander is my beautiful son. Today is his 7th birthday. He gives me so much insight into things I never would have seen before. He cracks me up constantly.

When I first found out I was pregnant with Xander I was really, really upset. I planned on giving him up for adoption. But now, I cannot possibly imagine my life without him.

Here's my list of Top 10 Xander moments.

10. Xander peeing outside of the Clyde Public Library

9. Xander running from zombies at Golden Corral

8. Xander's schmiarrhea

7. Xander peeing outside of my front door the day we moved in

6. Xander peeing in front of the Methodist church

5. Xander telling Anoe the Lord said to get married

4. Xander picking out all his old shoes to give to his baby nephew

3. Xander showing me how he can make "neck burps"

2. The first time Xander kicked a pole for no reason to show his dominance and manhood

1. Feeling Xander move inside me for the first time and realizing that I made the right choice in keeping him

Happy Birthday Xanadoo!!!

side note: When I told Xander Happy Birthday this morning when I woke him up, his reply was, "Mom, I really know it's my birthday already." in a mildly irritated voice.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

Today after I picked up my children from school, Xander wanted to play in the back of my car. I always keep a blanket back there so he set up a little makeshift bed for himself. After playing for about an hour, he came into my office to get a drink of water.

After he was done, he announced, "Okay, I have to go get my booty rest now."

That little boy cracks me up!!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Any Recommendations?

Since I admitted in front of everyone that my kids are lacking in knowledge in the Bible area, I wanted to ask for advice from other people whose children are not.

What are you doing?

What works to keep them interested and learning at the same time?

What material would you recommend so I can teach them biblical things on their level?

Are there any websites?

What kind of activities help them want to learn about the Bible?


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hairspray Part Two

Since I had a couple of comments from people saying they wanted to go too, I thought I would post a link to find tickets to the show.

Hairspray Tickets Link

It would be so awesome if we could have a whole group of people go. My tickets are for Section MN FLR, Row Q, Seat 8 & 7. Let me know if anyone else is able to go. Maybe we could even dress up as our favorite character. (I wanna be Big, Blonde, & Beautiful)

Bible 101

I have been trying to find ways to teach my children Bible "stuff" lately so when we were eating fish the other night for dinner, I asked both of them "What story in the Bible had a big fish in it?"

Blank stares.

"Okay, do you remember the name of the guy who was eaten by the huge fish? There's a Veggie Tales movie about him."

Kalista pipes right up and says, "Long John Silver!"

I just lowered my head into my hands and prayed for forgiveness. Evidently, I need to step up my efforts in teaching my children the most basics of the Bible.


I am so excited! Almost as excited as I was when NKOTB announced their return and their plans to tour!! I just bought my sister and I tickets to see the critically acclaimed, famously awarded Broadway Musical "Hairspray"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! I am so ridiculously giddy! So, on February 26th, my sister and I will be among the select few who get to witness this amazing musical live!!!