Dec 27, 2014
Dec 14, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
|my crazy kids...not chilling during this season|
From what I was told during RCIA (I am paraphrasing here), Advent is a time of reflection, anticipation, prayer and joy...yadda yadda yadda. It isn't until Christmas day, or Eve, that we should be "all up in Christmas"...yeah, I just said that.
Now don't get me wrong, I am a huge pregnant hormonal mess. But I do, at certain times of the day, feel a sense of peace, especially reading the two books I am reading right now:
Advent and Christmas with Thomas Merton
(Apparently I should know who he is...a cool monk who was and is really popular from the 40's-now...but he's deceased)
Praying for your Unborn Child by Francis and Judith MacNutt
(My friend gave me this book and it looks SERIOUSLY outdated but it's got great advice on the affect of prayer and positivity on your baby. It's made it the 80's....like me.....wait.....)
Anyway, I suggest that everyone, Christian or not, relax a little...smell the pine....read something good and useful. Not just for your sake, but for the sake of everyone around you, like the person you hit with your shopping cart, or flip off in traffic or the messengers you kill...you know what I mean.
Dec 2, 2014
This year is the first I have heard of #givingtuesday. I have to say, I like it. It has a nice ring to it. Much better than #cybermonday or the evil #blackfriday.
So give to someone or something or somewhere today. For god's sake people. Do something good.
May 5, 2014
Ready for me to go deep?
Being cool is so not cool now. It's like, being different...is like....not different anymore. To be deep, is so shallow. It's hip to be square.
That was me being deep.
Alexa Chung, the model/TV presenter/columnist
said this about normcore:
Asked if she's 'into' normcore, she explained: "No, I am into it but I didn't recognise it as a category of dressing, it's just how people dress, but I know friends of mine that were included in the first article who were quite outraged by that. It's weird when you're just existing and people outside it gather you up and take away any unique vibe you thought you had. They're like, 'It's a trend' and you're like, 'What? No, I just exist.'"
|this pic is from an article on normcore, it's basically my wardrobe|
Normcore is now going to be my favorite term to describe things. Everything is going to be Normcore. Alex is going to hate it. Probably as much as he hates it when I say "cray cray".
In fact, I embrace normcore. I AM normcore. To the core.
Mar 21, 2014
Dec 1, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
Halloween 2013 has begun...for us die-hards.
Tonight Alex said he's never seen me so geeky. I was like the only adult that was dressed up, besides the ones who were volunteering for the Trunk or Treat. I couldn't believe how many people don't know who Maleficent is. Alex was like "people know you're a witch". I was like..."no, I'm a fairy." He later told me that that was the geekiest thing I have ever said, standing there in my adult children's character costume.
Serena wanted some candy and Alex told her that she couldn't have any because it was for the Oompa Loompas. Serena was like, "What?" and he said, "yeah, you leave the candy at the door at night and the Oompa Loompas come and get it". Nice Alex.
Alex was not in a real costume. Serena wanted him to be prince Charming. I said he should be prince Phillip (my geekiness strikes again) and then he said he was prince Charming, pretending to be prince Phillip...dressed up like prince Eric. Nice Alex.
Notice (in the picture) how much of a freak Alex is about Serena being warm...and he dressed the baby...with no socks.
Nothing is cuter than a baby wearing wings.
|Diablo the Raven, Maleficent and Aurora|
Aug 27, 2013
Me: When did you get breasts?
Serena: ummmmmm....last summer
Me: It happens like that sometimes. You go through puberty. That's when a kid becomes an adult.
Serena....thinking hard: That was the worst summer ever. Me and Ella were pregnant and then we had to pee in a cup.
Aug 12, 2013
Jul 12, 2013
Get this book for your kid! We got it from the library and it is really entertaining for both of us. I do the horses voice really deep and dumb. Crankee Doodles voice is easy, I just try to sound like my 3 year old. Now Serena makes me sing her the song all the time.
Jul 7, 2013
Some updates on decor in the living room, dining room and Cecilia's room. Not bad for a Sunday afternoon with a newborn and a 3 year old.
The giant orchid is pretty badass.
Cecilias room theme is loosely nautical, not done with it yet.
The dining room wall was blank for over a year, got sick of looking at it...so we put up stuff we had in the closet, a shelf that used to be in Serena's old room, my cookbooks which were in the closet, and 2 random frames that we used to have up but couldn't figure out where we wanted them. Its not Better Homes & Gardens worthy, but its cute.
Jun 15, 2013
I think instead of a "man cave"
it should be called a "douche den".
May 3, 2013
I put Serena down for a nap, got my highlighting kit ready.
I started to pull my hair through the cap...WTF! It hurt like a mot$%$&%$%$%er. Seriously. I realized the pick thing that pulls the hair through the cap was all jacked, usually it is just a little bit hooked, but this one was not quality controlled...it was like a medieval torture device. Did I stop using it? No, because I paid for it and I am 38 weeks pregnant and I am NOT going to waste time taking it back. So I suffered through it, I was talking myself through it, almost crying, saying "pain for beauty Renee"...
Instead of it pulling my hair through in small, thin strands to make subtle highlights, it was pulling large knotted lumpy strands. I should have stopped, I knew it was a poor course to choose. So, now I am pretty platinum...like a blonde beached whale. Excuse the no make-up in the photo.
My cosmetologist mom would be so proud...lol.
Apr 8, 2013
Apr 3, 2013
Feb 7, 2013
We tell her it's not nice to say that.
I haven't chewed gum in like 2 months.
Tonight at dinner she says "Did you know, pregnant women need to chew gum so their breath doesn't smell bad".
Thanks for the tip kid.
Jan 30, 2013
It's a really cute valentines countdown with bible verses.
Love easy crafts.
Hate my crappy phone picture.
Jan 27, 2013
Here are some pics I took tonight of my first Pampered Chef dinner! I made a cake in less than 20 minutes...start to finish...in the microwave! It was a butter pecan apple cake in my new fluted pan. I also used my deep covered baker, to cook my own variation of enchiladas, with ground beef, canned tomatoes, spinach, mozarella cheese and sour cream...in less than 10 minutes...in the microwave!
My friend Lindsay started her pampered chef consulting and I had an online party, it was so easy and I got some sweet stuff...literally.
Here's the link to her page if you want to have a party!
Oh man...I am sooooo stuffed but it feels so good.
Jan 12, 2013
Blind or Sixth.
Yikes. Have a jinxed this kid or what? How can I make sense of this....please be born on the 6th...please be born on the 6th...
Blind. How can I spin that one. Let's just negate the "blind" definition, at least until she grows up and looks it up herself. I know...I will pull a "Sleeping Beauty" and take all the computers in the land and burn them so she can never look it up. I have read that book too many times.
So Cecilia could be born on the 6th, she ISN'T the 6th child, although I could tell her she was and that the other 4 were boys so we sold them for labor.
Oh well, not every name can have a super cool meaning. She will be super cool on her own.
Speaking of the name game, Serena has mastered it...and her favorite name to use...you guessed it Chuck.
|unrelated pic, me and some of my fav mommy friends|
Jan 6, 2013
I am pregnant! Baby number 2 is due May 21st...Cecilia.
So, this song will be stuck in my head for the next...well...until I die probably. I did it to myself.
But I have changed the lyrics slightly, to go along with my pregnancy...
Cecilia, you're breaking my heart, you're giving me heartburn daily...
Nov 19, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Tonight she said "mommy, snuggle with me in bed", then she proceeded to shower me with kisses and hugs and I was really into it...
then she said "O.K., get off now".
Sep 10, 2012
My 2 year old got into the bag with all the Easter eggs and they still had jelly beans in them. Since she is not allowed to eat jellybeans or anything with sugar, I started to panic and shove them in my mouth by the handful. We were having a jelly bean eating race, And I was super concerned with having to deal with her after she ingested all of those jelly beans. After eating 100 myself, I decided that a better idea would be to stop shoving them in my mouth, and put them in a bag in the cupboard.