Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Anniversary, Mr. O!!!

You are loving...

You are funny...

You are kind...

You are strong...

You are loyal...

I love you more!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Are you a Jackie or a Marilyn?

I saw this on Mom x 2's blog, and thought I'd give it a whirl. It turns out I'm an Audrey. The description was pretty much spot on...I just wouldn't mind being as pretty as her though.

You are an Audrey -- "I am at peace"

Audreys are receptive, good-natured, and supportive. They seek union with others and the world around them.

How to Get Along with Me

  • If you want me to do something, how you ask is important. I especially don't like expectations or pressure.
  • I like to listen and to be of service, but don't take advantage of this.
  • Listen until I finish speaking, even though I meander a bit.
  • Give me time to finish things and make decisions. It's OK to nudge me gently and non-judgmentally.
  • Ask me questions to help me get clear.
  • Tell me when you like how I look. I'm not averse to flattery.
  • Hug me, show physical affection. It opens me up to my feelings.
  • I like a good discussion but not a confrontation.
  • Let me know you like what I've done or said.
  • Laugh with me and share in my enjoyment of life
What I Like About Being an Audrey

  • being nonjudgmental and accepting
  • caring for and being concerned about others
  • being able to relax and have a good time
  • knowing that most people enjoy my company; I'm easy to be around
  • my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good mediator and facilitator
  • my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and now
  • being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe
What's Hard About Being an Audrey

  • being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive
  • being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline
  • being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally
  • being confused about what I really want
  • caring too much about what others will think of me
  • not being listened to or taken seriously
Audreys as Children Often

  • feel ignored and that their wants, opinions, and feelings are unimportant
  • tune out a lot, especially when others argue
  • are "good" children: deny anger or keep it to themselves
Audreys as Parents

  • are supportive, kind, and warm
  • are sometimes overly permissive or nondirective

Take the Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Time on the Farm

Before picture:

After picture: See how well they clean up!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

That was then (10.05.03)...this is now!!!

No doubt, our lives were blessed with the birth of Banana and Tank. Here's a picture of them in the bassinet of the pack n' play. I think the bassinet had a maximum weight of 15 lbs. Since Banana weighed in at 6 lbs. 5 oz, and Tank at 6 lbs. 13 oz. at birth, I think they only lasted a week sleeping together there. Whenever we put them down, we had them as far apart as matter, within minutes they were snuggling together. So precious!!!

How did 5 years pass by so quickly?!?!?! Like siblings everywhere they play like the best of them as well as fight like the best of them. They also love like the best of them!!!

Happy Birthday, earth angels of mine!!! I love you more and more each day. Stay happy, stay healthy, and most of all, keep those laughs to my ears!!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

W*I*C*K*E*D Swap

Many thanks to The Pink Clutch for organizing a WICKED swap!!! I was paired with the lovely Sooo Cute. I received my package a week ago, but with the craziness of preparing for Banana and Tank's 5th Birthday and entertaining the 7-9 outlaws who crashed at our house for the weekend, I didn't get around to opening her package until today.

I just LOVE all the gifts Sooo Cute sent my way. Here's what she sent:

W - way adorable tea towel

I - Incredibly cute cupcake candle

C - crazy spider napkin rings

K - knife, perfect for yummy fall dips

E - entertaining with preppy polka dot napkins

D - delightful delicious cookies (Nam's Bits)

I'm looking forward to using all my gifts. Thanks Sooo Cute!!! I hid away the cookies so I don't have to share with all my lovelies!!! I lurve Nam's Bits. I had them for the first time this past June. My brother and SIL gave bags of them out at the rehearsal dinner. Since Mr. O and the kids were there as well, I had 5 bags to munch on....Yummy!!!