Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is Sooo Weird – take 2


   I am writing this post on Windows Live Writer.  Never done it before, just messing around on my computer, trying to figure things out.  This feature is sooo weird!  I had a whole post typed out, then pushed the wrong button and it was gone.  Note to self:  WLW does not save every minute like Blogger does!

     I am the least technologically-savvy person you ever met.  For example, not only do I not have a smart phone – I don’t have any type of cell phone!  That’s right.  If I’m out grocery shopping and I forget an ingredient needed and have to call Jon, I have to use a pay phone.  Or my personal favorite, just guess!  I can always go back.  I would rather make two trips to the store than drive around crazily looking for a freakin’ PAY PHONE!!  And then be seen using said phone.  SO embarrassing! 

      Cell phones look cool though – every person and their dog seems to have one, and text all day long.  I would like one, just because they are cute little accessories and I would like to look important while I’m out somewhere.  So important that someone couldn’t wait until tomorrow to tell me something, so they texted me right then and there! 

      I have the basics: email, facebook, google search and this blog.  I don’t know anything about configuring, or writing code, or creating a website.  I don’t have a cool little phone that can do a million things, and I don’t have an ap for that.  Somehow I get by though!  Maybe the first step to becoming technologically advanced (or just up to speed with everyone else…) is using Windows  Live Writer to post on my blog!  I feel like such a big girl already :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Twins are Four?!

David and JD chose a Superhero theme for their birthday this year.  I was hoping for a Firefighter theme, with a possible tour of a fire station, but nope - they knew what they wanted!  Besides, it's not MY party, but theirs...

Waiting for the rest of the guests to arrive!!!

Big Smiles!

Face paiting is always fun!  The boys are Spider Man and Iron Man.... and the girls wanted to be princesses, of course! 

 I was brave and let David and one of the guests paint my face.  It was fun for them, and I especially like my pale red mustache.  As you can see, the boys have only girl friends.  That will hopefully change now that they are in preschool!  Not that I don't love these little sweeties, they are great kids.  But, you know. 

Can't believe we forgot to take a picture of the cake before cutting!  At least you get the idea.  I opted for an ice cream cake instead of making two seperate cakes.  Less stress!


And present time.  After presents everyone played outside until dark.  The boys had a great day, and it was lots of fun for me to plan and execute.  So hard to believe the twins are 4!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Early this morning cries pulled me reluctantly away from the thick blanket of sleep.  As I shifted to get out of bed I found David, curled in a tight ball at my back, looking so peaceful.  I can't imagine many things sweeter than a childs' sleep face.  I didn't even wake him as I crawled sluggishly around him to the edge of the bed. 

JD was sitting on the bunk bed stairs, crying his little lungs out.  He had a bad dream, he informed me.  As I picked him up I knew the real reason for his cries;  he woke from a bad dream to find himself alone in the room, his brother gone. 

As I calmed my little guy down my thoughts were split between little arms squeezing me tight and my pillow, the warmth of my blankets and the nice, deep sleep I had been enjoying.  Such a nice sleep doesn't come every night... often I have trouble getting to sleep and when I do, tossing and turning keep me near the surface.  So this was, like, feather bed in a five-star suite kind of sleep.

Then I thought of that Kraft slices commercial.  The mom making the grilled cheese for her little boy, then the grown teenage kid making the grilled cheese for the mom.  That one always makes me tear up!!  Not kidding.  It strikes some emotional chord inside me, every time.  It makes me sad.

Mixing in my head with the grilled cheese was a clip from the news yesterday...the mother of that little boy recently returned home.  Little Kienan's mom was speaking of the nights her son was gone, stating that they didn't sleep.  She and her husband split themselves between their children and stayed with them all night.  I would do the same.  How lucky, how blessed they are!!  How many parents are out there who didn't get their little one back?  Who for years, YEARS, are searching, praying, keeping in touch with the investigators, conducting their own investigation, staring at every stranger who might have the same coloring, or hair, thinking "that would be what (fill in name) would look like now"...  I couldn't even imagine a horror like that.   

I just squeezed JD harder, feeling his little arms around me, little arms that feel bigger than yesterday (another growth spurt?!  seriously, the kids hands are huge).  I hugged my little JD and thought of my little David all curled up in my bed, his sweet face at peace in deep sleep.  How lucky, how blessed I am!, I thought while tucking both boys back into their beds.  An extra two or three hugs each (which David was still asleep for, he didn't wake up at all, even through transport), an extra smell of their hair, an extra kiss. 

When I finally crawled back into bed, wriggling down into covers a half-hour before my husbands' alarm, I couldn't sleep!!  Where was the feather bed in the five-star resort? ?  So tired, yet couldn't drift off.

I am so lucky, though.  Blessed.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Missing Memory Card

  I have been searching high and low for a memory card or two.  My own memory leaves me to believe we have used 3 in the life of our Handicam.  I could only find one, the one in the machine.  While searching (I hope I find them so I can print off a ton of pictures and mail them to our families!!) I found a card.  It was larger than the cards I was looking for.  A mystery!!  I pushed it into my eReader and then hooked my reader up to our laptop and found..........


BABYPICTURES!!!!   I had found the memory card for our old digital camera!!  Couldn't believe it.  It wasn't loaded, and the pictures on it I do have a version of on my blog already, but there are some I had totally forgotten about, some of my favorite facial expressions. 



Looking back, it's hard to remember my boys being this small.  Then I see a picture and so much comes back to me.   

My sweeties

I am so glad I found this card!!  But seriously, where are the others? ?  There are specific pictures I want from them!!