Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy... Holy Flash Flood! Easter....

Easter has come once again.  How did you celebrate?  Our day was jam packed with Jesus, ham, plastic eggs and gigantic raindrops.  It was pretty perfect....

Now, the road to perfection is never easy.  There are ALWAYS bumps along the way....bumps that make it just a bit more interesting and tend to test your patience.   Our day started out by going 90 mph down a dirt road.   Good times.

Let's see, where to begin..... 

We of course, woke up late. (shocking, I know) Running around the house like maniacs.  I can't get my dressed zipped, Kiddo has kidnapped my brush AND my flat iron, hubs is trying to get the food ready and apparently, the dog is sick.  (seriously, that was freaking disgusting) Did I mention it's POURING down rain?  Who's ready for church?!  Ooo ooo, this girl!  Yeah.....

We finally made it out the door and head to church.  I'm still applying my makeup as we pull up to building, it's still pouring and I just stepped in a foot deep puddle.  Meh, at least we made it. 

The service as incredible.  They did a reenactment of the Crucifixion today and it was very......graphic.  Powerful, but graphic.  Kiddo almost puked.  Mel Gibson woulda been proud.

After service, we headed over to mom's house....It's still pouring.

We get there and chow down on some most delicious grub.  Ham, corn, salad, bread, cookies...nomnomnomnom....soooo good.. I'm still full.

Now, normally, we'd have our grand egg hunt after lunch, but it's STILL pouring.  So, we improvise.  We egg hunt in the living room.  It was mass, chaos but seriously HILARIOUS.  I love my family to pieces.  They are just as crazy as I am and well, when you put us together......heh, just look for yourself;)














Oh wait.....did I forget to mention what the Easter bunny brought for kiddo??  I feel like he just pawned off two disowned relatives.....

Oh well......Hope you all had a Happy Easter as well!!!  

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thankful for My Hero....

My goodness....I knew we lived close to tornado alley, but in it????  I was not aware.

Tonight we had our 367th tornado warning of the season and this one hit a bit too close for comfort.  For the first time in a long time, I was scared.....shakin' in my shoes, nervous rambling, hidin' in the shower, scared....Yup, this was the real deal.

Wanna know what made it worse?  My kid wasn't here, she was at her grandparents.  My kid wasn't here and I couldn't protect her.  Worst. Feeling. Ever.

See, every Friday night, is grandparents night.  Now, normally, hubs and I love Friday night.  This Friday, we did not.

I so am blessed to have the MOST amazing dad that was ever created.  My whole life, he's sacrificed EVERYTHING so that us kids could have what we wanted.  He always protected us, cared for us and loved us, no matter how awful we were.  He IS the best father ever....EVER.

Now on to tonight.  Sirens are blaring, wind is howling, hail is pounding and we are terrified.  It's one of the worst storms I've seen in quite awhile.  And my kid is not here.  I can't keep her safe.  I can't protect her......I'm freaking out.

I was FREAKED OUT....that is until, my dad called

He has once again protected his own.  The girls are safe and sound.  He's made sure of it.  He's checking the weather, watching the clouds above and coddling two scared little girls, telling them everything will be fine.

He is my hero.

It doesn't matter that he's sick.....It doesn't matter that he's tired....He doesn't care.  All he cares about is that his two little granddaughters are safe.

Again I say, he's my hero.

So my dear father, I say to you............

You are everything to me.  You will always be the 'man' in my life and I will love you until the end of days.

I heard this song and I thought of you.  Now, not every line applies, but you get the point.   Keb Mo's version is my fav...but I couldn't find it.

Love you pops....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

American Idol, Here We Come....

As I sit on my computer, I look around and take in the sights around me....I have laundry in the chair next to me, I can't see the top of my coffee table, the dogs just destroyed a beloved stuffed animal and I'm not really sure of the exact location of the kitchen sink.  Do I care?  Meh, not really.  It'll be there tomorrow.

I think I need a hobby.  

I'm kinda bored.....

Anywhoooo......I sat here in all my bored glory, watching Harry Potter with the fam, when I realized how late it was.

"Kiddo, you need to get in the shower babe.  It's almost bedtime"

And of course she responded with "Yes, mother.  I love you so much.  You, are the best mother in the world."  Heh...Yeah right.

Twenty minutes later, she relents and drags her feet to the bathroom.....mumbling along the way.

Now, here's what I don't get, why would one NOT want be clean?  Why does this come as a surprise every night, at the SAME TIME, that she has to bathe?  I have no idea.

Still sitting here, doing nothing, staring and the dishes and hoping they will wash themselves (Hey, I'm watching Harry Potter.  Magic obviously exists, duh.) I hear a faint humming coming from the bathroom.

"Babe, you hear that?"
"Hmm?  Oh, it's the TV."
"Really babe? 'Cause that kinda sounds like 'Row, Row, Row your boat' and I'm pretty sure that's not part of the Harry Potter Soundtrack"

Its gets louder....I of course investigate..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................and much to my delight, this is what I discover.


video

Oh yes.....that just happened....and it was glorious...

Now, let me just clarify a few things.....

  1. Yes, she is singing Sir Mix Alot
  2. Yes, she is singing Ke$ha
  3. And yes, the grand finale is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
A few more key points I must call attention to....
  1. I need to edit my iPod play list.... Sir Mix Alot? Really, KShy? Hardly age appropriate.
  2. She will in fact, disown me if she EVER finds out I posted this...So, let's keep it between us.
  3. I'm pretty sure I'm back in the running for Mother of the Year.
KShy, FTW!  WOOT!