Saturday, February 23, 2008

Little Miss Mila Cecilia

Last Thursday, my good friend, Jeannene and her family got some life-changing news. They found out what they had sort of expected all along; their beautiful 2 year old daughter, Mila, has Autism. As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for them and they are asking for prayers. If you get a second, please go to Jeannene's blog and leave her a quick comment. She is so grateful for her community of blog friends, and she would really appreciate your support.

Mila is a beautiful, precious little girl. She doesn't smile much, but when she does, she lights up the room. She has such a sweet little personality, and I love her dearly. I feel so blessed, especially now, to be a part of her life. She will do amazing things! The Lord has blessed Jeannene and her family for giving them this amazing little miracle to help nurture and grow. Her autism does not and will not define her!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

TT #20 - 80's movies!

13 of my FAVORITE 80's Movies, Yeah!!

1. The Breakfast Club (Do you know how popular I am?? I am SO popular...)
2. Pretty in Pink (Love me some Duckie!)
3. Sixteen Candles (Fred, she's gotten her boobies.)
4. Some Kind of Wonderful (love Mary Stuart Masterson in this one!)
5. Can't Buy Me Love (I still can't believe that Ronald Miller is now a McDreamy!)
6. St. Elmo's Fire (I only just watched this for the first time last week, and I LOVED it!)
7. Dirty Dancing (Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner)
8. Footloose (Man, Kevin Bacon was so RAD!!)
9. Big (I still get freaked out when I go by he Voltar Machines!)
10. Karate Kid (I had a HUGE crush on Ralph Macchio)
11. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (I sure miss John Candy)
12. Top Gun (this,of course, was before Tom Cruise was, um, different.
13. The Toy (Richard Pryor was awesome!!)

Notice there is still no "Say Anything." I am not a John Cusack fan. I hope I don't disappoint those of you who love that movie, lol!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mommy in Training

My neighbor, Vickie, watches my daughter, Kendall every Tuesday for me while I work in Nolan's classroom. She is the RADDEST neighbor EVER. Well, yesterday when she had Kendall, they took a trip to the thrift store to buy Kendall a toy to keep at Vickie's. Kendall, of course, picked a baby. Well, they decided they needed a baby who would fit in regular baby clothes. So, they bought a diaper bag and baby clothes....and more baby clothes...and diapers...and a bib...and a teddy for the baby...and a bottle for her...and a book... Then Vickie made the baby a blanket. Kendall named her baby Carly.

Tonight, the doorbell rang. It was Vickie. Carly wants to spend the night with Kendall tonight. Kendall was absolutely on CLOUD 9!! Oh my gosh. Kendall sprang from her seat at the table (we had just finished dinner) and immediately changed Carly's diapers, which she got from Carly's diaper bag. Then she changed her clothes a few times. She read her a book and gave her a bottle (she used to nurse her babies, but she hasn't done that for a while :(). Then Carly went potty again, so she had to change her diaper. Then she put on Carly's jammies and kissed her goodnight and went to sleep with her (we are co-sleepers here.) She is the best Little Mommy.

Just in case you are wondering, Vickie HAS children-two grown boys. She is like an adopted Grandma to my kids. Kendall and her are good friends.

Kendall posing with Carly...awwww

Giving Carly a kiss

Carly's paraphernalia

Another of Kendall and Carly

Shhhh...they're asleep!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Email Forwards

I need to tell you all something. I am NOT a fan of email forwards.In fact, most of the time I hate them. You know why I hate them?? I will tell you WHY. They clutter up my inbox, and if the title is clever enough, I am forced to open them. Yes, forced. There may even be someone behind me twisting my arm. And what about the ones that threaten you to forward it to 10 people or else someone close to you will die (or something of that sort)?? That's just mean.
So, I got a forward a while back titled "The friendship Oath." Normally I would have just passed it by because, well, I already know that I am a FABULOUS friend and if you wanna tell me that, pick up the phone andgive me a little sugar. Anyway, this was from someone who never sends me a forward, so I though, "What the hell..." This is the friendship Oath:

"Are you tired of those sissy "friendship" poems that always sound
good, but never actually come close to reality? Well, here is a series
of promises that actually speak of true friendship.

You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this card - just the
stone cold truth of our friendship.

1 When you are sad -- I will help you get drunk and plot revenge
against the sorry bastard who made you that way.

2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile -- I will know you finally got laid.

4. When you are scared -- I will rag on you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how
much worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will use little words.

7. When you are sick -- Stay the hell away from me until you are well
again. I don't want to catch whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.

9. This is my oath..... I pledge it to the end. "Why?" you may ask ?,
"Because you are my friend".

Friendship is like peeing your pants: everyone can see it, but only
you can feel the true warmth.

Send this to "all 10" of your friends, then get depressed because you
can only think of four!!! (don't send it back to me...I don't want to
hear it!!!) And remember....when life hands you Lemons, get some
tequila and salt and call me."

I forwarded it on. It was that Good.

Now, I got another email the other day from someone who does send me a lot of forwards, so I have to carefully sift through, since some are really long, and I don't have the time. This one was titled Chelsea Clinton. I thought I better open it, since it is election time and all. OMG, I think I died laughing. Check this out:

Chelsea Clinton recently discussed current events with a very wise U.S. soldier.

She asked if, as an American fighting man, anything scared him.

He told her there were only three things he feared:

1) Osama

2) Obama


3) Yo Mama

THAT'S funny right there - I don't care who you are!