Saturday, November 22, 2008


My friend, Amber, had a cousin who booked an entire theater for the 12 a.m. premiere of Twilight. At first, I didn't really want to go, because I just had a feeling it couldn't live up to the books. But, in the end we decided to go. We started the night off at around, of course. We then went to dinner, and more is kind of hard to waste time that late at night, because nothing is open, but Wal-Mart!!

We got to the theatre around 11:45...and it was kind of crazy to see how many theatres were booked that late.

So we got settled in with our treats and Diet Coke and were ready to see what this movie had to offer. Well about 15 minutes into the flick, the girl two seats down from me threw up...oh yes...I am not kidding. I was dying. I kept thinking this is not happening. So, of course, they come sprinkle some deodorizer on it about 10 minutes after it happened. So imagine the smell wafting my way for about 10 minutes before the deodorizer. So the entire movie, I was completely tense, because I could not stop thinking about the throw up on the floor right next to me!!!

How was the movie, you ask, well it was just not that great. I went in there with low expectations and so I wasn't completely disappointed. I just know if they would have waited longer to start the movie process on these books, that they would have had more money to do a really great job (find better actor's and produce way better special effects) but it didn't happen that way, so I really hope they learn from this first one and when they release the second one that it kicks butt.
All in all, I had a fun night out with the girl's, it will definitely be a night I will remember!


On Tuesday, Riley went into surgery for his second round of tubes. The poor kid has struggled with fluid behind his ears and hearing like he is underwater since he was 18 months. The first set of tubes helped immensely, along with speech therapy. And now he is in Pre-school where he gets a 1/2 an hour a day of speech therapy, which has made a huge difference! We went back to the ENT a few weeks ago and Riley had 100% hearing in one ear and .06% hearing in the other, so we decided it would be best to put the second set of tubes in because the one ear the tube was trying to force its way out causing fluid to build again and his hearing to be down to .06%.

The surgery is a very simple 10 to 15 minutes procedure, but I was still nervous because of the anesthesia. But Riley did really well and was quite the trooper. That day we got home and I thought he would crash, because we were up at 5 a.m., but no...the child was "SO" hyper. I have never seen anything like it.

I am now going to cross my fingers that this set is the last and that he has no further problems with his hearing!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


So after devouring an entire bag of Dove Milk Chocolate Caramels...I decided not to feel guilty...because in each wrapper there is an inspirational know like a fortune cookie has your fortune, these chocolates have an inspirational saying inside each wrapper!! Such as: It's never too late for a fresh start. - or - Happiness is the experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

So I just kept eating, so I could keep getting inspired...until the bag was I inspired you ask? Absolutely inspired to get another bag to eat!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


We had so much fun this year. Riley was such a riot. He would knock on the door or want to push the button (doorbell) and before they came to the door, he was already saying his version of "Trick or Treat", "ipp er teat". Once they opened the door, I would have to tell him to say it again. But, he wouldn't he would say "Candy please". And then he would say, "thank you bye". And move on to the next house, running all the way. We couldn't keep up! He would run to the next house yelling...."go...go...go...Kaycie...come on" Kaycie was even having a hard time keeping up with him.

Jake the shadow
Jake, on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with the family trick or treating, it was all about his friends this year. Which is fine, he had tons of fun!

Kaycie the monster bride
Kaycie stayed with us most of the night and then she went off with her friends Cole and Wyatt. They felt so independent and had tons of fun!

Riley the Bee

...we were lucky to keep Riley's costume on most of the night! I really think he ended up with more candy than Jake or Kaycie!!