Thursday, November 29, 2007

Good Morning Idaho!

I am proud to announce (for those of you who missed it) that Good Morning America was in my neck of the woods yesterday. They were broadcasting right out of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho to show the world's tallest Christmas tree! At the risk of sounding like a corny teenager, it was super cool dude. My friend Kelli and her daughter Danielle woke up at 3:30 a.m. just to join in on all the hype and were lucky enough to chat with the infamous, and very handsome I might add, Sam Champion. Isn't that neat-o? It's just not that often I wake up and watch Diane Sawyer say,"And live from the great Northwest...." The great Northwest indeed, Diane. I was so jealous to see the snow in the background too- and no, it wasn't planted to make everything just "look" festive, as it had snowed the day before. Those lucky bastards. We'll probably get our first beautiful accumulation the day after St. Patrick's Day, when everyone is dead sick of winter.

Anyway, my lovely Idahoans couldn't of make me more proud with their frozen smiling faces and ear muffs galore. Brendan was sitting on my lap as we watched. "That's where your Mommy was born and raised..." Hopefully when he's older, he'll appreciate my corner of the world as much as I do.

Thanks GMA, for making me remember what a fantastic place I am lucky enough to call home. Merry Christmas Idaho.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Yay! Love that Charlie Brown!

Your Christmas is Most Like: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Each year, you really get into the spirit of Christmas.
Which is much more important to you than nifty presents.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Gearing Up For Christmas!

Thought we'd start off the holiday season with a photoshoot. Just another excuse to take adorable pictures of my boy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

All Is Right In The World

...for now anyway. I bit the bullet and called my Dad today to let him know I was thinking of him on his birthday. I figured what the hell, what do I have to lose. Low and behold, wicked stepmother actually picked up the phone and let Papa Bear talk! It was amazing! I was so excited, I felt like I was talking to the Pope. We picked up right where we left off and shot the sh*t for atleast 15 minutes. I wish he truly knew what our simple conversation meant to me, and how I hope for more calls like that in the future. I am still grinning from ear to ear. It sure doesn't take much to make me happy. Maybe next time the wicked witch won't be breathing down his neck and we can actually talk about the good why on earth is he sticking around for her? Anyway...I'm happy.

Thanks Dad. You made my Thanksgiving just that much more special.

Happy Birthday Dad

Even though we're going through a rough patch, you and I, I'd like to wish you a very happy birthday. You're still the best Dad I could ever ask for and you deserve the very best, today and always.

I love you.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Just another wonderful reason to enjoy Fall....

Thursday, November 15, 2007

To Be a Kid Again

Does anyone remember Fraggle Rock? When I was little, that was my favorite show. I hadn't thought about it in years and years, until this morning. Someone randomly mentioned it on the Disney Channel. All of the sudden I was back in our big blue house on Mill Road, in our living room with all the brown shaggy carpet. I remember sitting in front of our huge TV- you know, the ones that came with a cabinet built around it, on my knees, watching Fraggle Rock with my brother Shawn. He'd be lying on his stomach with his face propped up in his hands. What a nice, warm memory. It's funny how one single show from ancient times can really take you back to the ol' childhood.

Thanks Disney Channel, you made my day.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy 5 Months Old!

I see it's been over a week since my last post. Just goes to show that my little guy is getting bigger by the day, and keeping me busier than ever! We can't complain though. He's becoming quite the little man and keeps us laughing all the time. What did we ever do before this?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Brendan's First Halloween

Okay, so we didn't spend a fortune on his first Halloween by putting him in a fancy-shmancy costume. I was lucky enough that my MIL's friend dropped off the t-shirt and hat, or he wouldn't of looked this festive at all. I just didn't see the point in going all out since we didn't have any big plans anyway, especially with the hubby being out of town this week. The pharmacy was kind enough to take a free photo of us which I thought was great, although it looks as though I've got something written on my face. (Brendan's hair I believe.) Anyway, we had a good time. We went to Grandma and Grandpa's house and helped them hand out candy, then dodged all the trick-or-treaters when we got home. I wasn't planning on being home so early and by golly, they must've been 50 kids walking down the street when I pulled into the driveway. "Trick or Treat!" "Oh sorry guys, I don't have any candy to hand out, we weren't supposed to be here this evening..." "Awwww man!!" I spent the rest of the evening stumbling around in the dark so that I could fool everyone into thinking we weren't home. I didn't want to be the mean ol' hag with no candy. I'm lucky our house didn't get egged.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween.