Sunday, December 28, 2008

Snowman? What snowman?

Cute Matt awoke the other morning determined to build an outstanding snowman. But who knew it would be such a difficult task. Bless his heart. Where is KR when we need him? Can we fly you out from the east coast to help build one? So Matt knocked part of it down just in case it is not mistaken for something else...

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a dead Christmas tree..

Christmas Eve

Hayley as Mary, Dad as Joseph and Judy as the donkey.

Reese as baby Jesus..with her toothbrush.
The Three Wise Men.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I believe we have found our first contestant for Person of the Year 2009. He informed Matt that he had collected all of his things from his "travels". So Matt asked him where he was traveling to. His reply...the bus stop. Hmmmm. Interesting. I thought he might have some reindeer to take him places. Anyways, love him!

Cousins and Christmas Dresses

I look SO thirty.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Interrogating Our Painter

Few people know that I am kind of paranoid. Maybe it is because I am married to a cop who brings home stories or pictures of stab wounds, drugs, drug deals, transvestites, dead people..must i go on? Or maybe its because i watch the news. Since we have been finishing our basement I have had multiple strangers working in my house, most have been kind enough to use the basement windows for entry and the port a potty down the street. And i have studied every single face that has entered my home. Well, currently the painting is being done. The guy who i hired is pretty shady looking..and his car is even worse. but i got a copy of his business liscense and his ID. Matt checked his record and he's clean. But then he brings a helper who says his name is "T" and doesnt have his ID on him for multiple BS reasons. So Matt goes downstairs and has a little "chat" with him. Matt asks him for his name, b-day and SSS. "T" responds " uh yeah, name is uh Tim..uh..uh..Byrd. My b-day is uh..lets see.. i just turned 41 and so uh..its 4-26...bla bla bla. So matt says "look, you know i am a cop. I deal with this everyday so quit lying to me". "T" gives up his info and sure enough he has $ 25,000 in warrants. We have kept a close eye on him and promised not to arrest him if he calls the courts and gets it taken care of. And did I tell you the last painter who worked on our toyroom Matt had arrested? Grrrreat. Its got to suck running from the law and always looking over your shoulder. So hopefully the guy who lays our carpet isnt a complete dirtbag. But that is why I love having a cop for a husband..and a good looking one too. But our basement is almost done..yippee!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Reese Update

Take a wild guess at what she is doing in this picture.
Teething on a bad hair day is the pits!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Matt Gives Birth to a Snake.

Ha ha . I am so funny. So let me explain this picture. Our crazy snake got itself stuck in a PVC pipe. I had been telling Matt for a few days that it looked stuck...and did he listen? Nope. So late one night I find Matt in the garage trying to get the snake out by SAWING OPEN THE PIPE. Then, he made me hold the pipe in between my legs while he takes the saw to it again and I have the snakes tail in my hand trying to pull the darn thing out! Matt will be the first to admit that he is not handy. He can work a hammer and drill. So...electric saw + stuck snake+ wife+ Matt's skills = potential disaster. Then being the homemaker that I am had the bright idea to get some vegetable oil and pour it down the tube. So with a little pushing, pulling and some lamaaze breathing, the snake was born!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


So brace yourself, because I am going to get REALLY personal here. Fact: I have about 20 icky pounds to lose from my indulgent 9 months of pregnancy. So I feel OK most days, but Sunday is another story. Actually since I was a teenager, AS I AM GETTING READY FOR CHURCH, I have been tortured with negative thoughts about my body and my looks to the point where i dont feel like going to church anymore. That sneaky devil is such a JERK! Today was just another Sunday of feeling gross. Dont get me wrong, I definately DO NOT dress to impress when i go to church. But I want to feel okay. So I have decided after 15 years of the devil's crap I have made a decision...and you may think I am crazy. Go ahead. But i think I might narrow it down between 2 outfits for Sunday and just alternate every other week. I could honestly give a flying crap if anyone thinks i am weird but i just want to win this battle and not have it be an issue anymore. I would rather spend my time reading something uplifting than playing musical outfits. So I will see if it helps. Just the thought of eliminating the process of deciding what to wear is sooo great! I am such a freaking genius.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Matt might just kill me for posting this but you have to give the kid props for wearing a Keith Sweat t-shirt ! This picture was taken while visiting San Francisco and i guess there were several people from the Oakland area who gave him props too. Thanks to my older sister Catherine, who blasted such music from her bedroom, I became very familiar with these artisits. Other music that blared through her bedroom wall was Al B Sure, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, New Edition, Run DMC and Bel Biv Devoe. I am laughing just typing this!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Okay, this is the 2nd night I have put Reese down for the night at 9pm and she has gotten up at 12:30, 4 and 6. She is WIDE AWAKE at 6am and I am about to lose my mind. Last night is the first time I have gotten frustrated with her. The fun part is that our bedroom is downstairs and she is upstairs. And yes, i have been naughty and nursed her. But i just feel like I cant do this anymore. Should I let her cry it out? Any suggestions?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What do they think this is...Nim's Island?

We let the girls play with Jax our lizard while we worked on a project in our basement ( *which we are finishing by the way, which means lots of extra space so all y'all can come crash at our house...) And as I walked into the room Leah was dangling him by the tail. You know, just moving him from one room of the doll house to another. Poor, poor Jax.

Then I found them in their room drawing pictures of coconut trees and hanging them from their bunkbed with dental floss and tape. My kids could think of a million things to do with dental floss..except for floss their teeth.

Monday, November 10, 2008

White pillow or flower pillow?

I am SLOWLY making improving to my house. i FINALLY am extremely pleased with my bed. The pictures dont do it justice. And you should try sleeping in it! It is SOOOO comfy. I know there are far more serious things to vote for these days..but people please..flower or no flower pillow?

i also realized WHY I have not put many things on my walls. First of all, I must luuurrvve it and it has to be hung perfectly. So i tried hanging a shelf today. Yes, a SHELF ..and i almost punched a hole in the wall while mumbling a few expletives. It was not a pretty sight. But I love my start on the family pics!

Friday, November 7, 2008

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Program Blunder

I just read a story about a friend of a friend of a friend who made a little mistake on the program for sarament meeting. He was looking for a picture of Christ for a filler on the program and Googled "picture of Jesus Christ". Without looking closely he went ahead and printed them. 100 of them. And handed them out. Jesus is holding a Winchester rifle. He was slightly embarassed.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Dimple, hair, tongue and squishy thighs...

Yep, just like Reese. This is my mom and Reese has stolen some of her good looks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dear Halloween, my love for you grows stronger each year...

and because of you I can decorate my porch with wickety-wak things like giant bats (dont worry, its totally not real), vibrating motion-sensing screaming witch, ginormous spider webs, over sized pumpkins and hang human limbs from my car. Because of you I can pretend to be something or someone else for one WHOLE day and it is totally ligit. Oh, and i get to throw candy and scream at little kids when they come to my door....or tell them to BE SURE to shake the soda can before they open it. Thanks Halloween for making my life to freaking exciting!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Thank you Spackmans for coming from Canada to see all of your NYNYS kids! It was such a wonderful are a few pictures from the evening.