Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Brain Barf.

I like brain barf better than brain dump.

I'd rather barf than dump. Dump. Eh. [shudder]

I got a UV nail setter at Sally Beauty Supply yesterday. Worth every penny. 
Not worth every penny? The ridiculously expensive nail polish I bought the other day. Gorgeous color. But its currently all over my bathroom floor.

Lucy has terrible breath. She gets a pass because she had surgery last week and a sinus infection this week. But it is BAD. Ooof.

Lucy slept in our bed last night (don't even go there, I don't want to hear it.) So did Cash, our 60lbs Golden Retriever. Lucy & Cash slept very comfortably. I slept on the very edge of the mattress.

Cash had a very rough day. I'd didn't realize how co-dependent he was on his sister, June. He was depressed and cried all day.

June had a rough day too. She had surgery; she tore her ACL. This is the second time we've had to get this surgery for her. Most expensive dog ever.

Cash is breathing in my face right now. His breath smells very similar to Lucy's. Double Ooof.

Lucy is telling everyone that, "June at de doctors. June broken." She's so funny!
Last night at my parents house she was making everyone get in to the big dog pen with her. All of us. 4 adults and Penny. She was calling it her nest. Kyle taught her to rattle the pen and scream, "Attica! Attica!"

I had a 90210 dream last night. Again. This time it was in the new 90210. Which is terrible, but I can't stop watching it. Srsly.

I wish some of the old cast would come on to the new show. Well, really I only want to see Dylan come back. But he won't. I'd take any of them except Steve. I'd even settle for some BAG (Brian Austin Greene) but even that won't happen as he's too busy following Megan Fox around. Pinching himself wondering if its all a dream... Val? Brandon? Matt? Noah? Anyone but Steve. Uck, Ian Zerohkajsfkdkjhdkhfsk. Yuck.

Penny Lane is walking!

I have to break Lucy of the binky. She is going to flip the eff out.

I have watched The Princess and the Frog every.single.day. at least once. Its pretty cute, so its ok. I think that Ray the firefly might be my favorite Disney character ever.

The other night we were watching The Santa Clause III and the DVR messed up the last 20 mins of the movie. I was WAY more upset about it than an rational 27 yr old should have been.

I have been on hold with surgery scheduling for 29 minutes now. I'm starting to get pissed. I have pins in my ankle and one of them popped through the skin. No joke. Ummm... kinda need to get that taken care of like NOW. So, take me off hold. K, thanks.

Oh, Penny Lane said "Puppy" yesterday! She is so cute :)

My sister thinks my new twitter picture is emo. That's like the worst insult ever. I told my dad that last night. So for the rest of the night he called me emo girl. Does he even know what that means?

Kyle got Lucy some crayons after her surgery last week. After about an hour of "coloring" with them, I was only able to locate 4 of them. It was a 26 pack. I figured she ate them. This is not unusual. WAAAAY later that night, Lucy was whining to Kyle, "My feets hurt daddy!" He unzipped her princess footie pjs (that she HAD to wear ALL day long) to find 20 crayons in the feet of her pjs. Mystery solved.
Yay, my sister and Bob get in town today!! We are going on a Christmas light tour tonight. FUN!

I bought myself a 30 set of sharpies yesterday. All different colors. Best investment ever.

Yesterday Lucy dumped and entire box of rice cereal all over my formal living room. And Penny Lane's head. I was less than thrilled. I vacuumed it all up, but it took forever. I also vacuumed Penny Lane's head. She didn't seem to mind.

I just thought about my best friends dad, Rusty. The other night he was out and a guy came up to his table, grabbed his beer and said, "What kind of beer is this? I want to try it." And he did. Rusty, shocked, grabbed his beer back and said, "I don't like you. I don't like anything about you! Go away!" That response cracks me up. I'm dying laughing thinking about it right now!

Ohhhh. I'm off hold. Gotta go!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Christmas!

From my little family, to yours!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Big Cedar, Bigger Family

We are loud. We are weird. We are family.



In Novemeber, my "big" family took a little trip to Big Cedar Lodge for a little pre-holiday fun! (Over use of big & little in that sentence was, indeed, intentional...)


We laughed. Mostly at Nanny Kate.


We played. 

We danced.

We hiked.








 We S'mored.




We performed. 




And, of course,  we all cooed over the cuteness that is my babies :) 




Friday, December 3, 2010

Horse Tails

 *A quick PSA : Don't have your Holiday cards, yet? DON'T PANIC!! You can still get me your orders. I will be accepting orders until midnight Dec. 15th. I have a 48 hour turn around. Visit my etsy shop HERE or email me mybeatlesbabies[at]gmail[dot]com - Thank you!*

The girls took their first pony ride the other weekend! They both LOVED it and cried big tears when the ride was up. I'm tellin' you ladies (and gentleman) there is just about nothing sweeter than a tiny little girl on a big beautiful horse. I used to ride English as a girl and my love for those magnificent creatures has never dwindled. It has always been a secret dream that my girls acquire my love for riding and take up the sophisticated sport.





Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU & YOU & YOU!

Today I am thankful for so many things, but most of all for these two, messes and all!





Wednesday, November 24, 2010

You want it, you got it!

I have TWO winners from my giveaway!!! Are you just sooo excited? I am! But don't you worry, if you didn't win I still love you! And you can get a beautiful blog make over! More details below :) But now on to the good stuff...

Megan from Perfectly Imperfect and Lenzi from Homemade Happiness, YOU GUYS WON THE BLOG MAKE-OVER GIVEAWAY!!!!!


 I added everyone up, separating out everyone's comments (*not including the ones who deleted themselves after my last post :( I'm sorry, really...) and ended up with 53. Plugged that into the handy dandy randomizer and VOILA! I have winners!

Megan and Lenzi please email, soon, to mybeatlesbabies [at] gmail [dot] com so we can get started on your make-overs!!!

An now on to my plug... If you didn't when, I still want you to have a shiny new blog by moi! So for a limited time (now until Christmas) I am offering you a complete blog make over for the price of JUST A HEADER!! So, for $35 you get the whole shabang! Just shoot me an email :) and mention this giveaway!

*I really didn't mean to offend anyone with my last post... This is MY blog and I wanted to share with you something that happened to me. Regardless of the person's stature, he should NEVER have acted so inappropriately. I may have down played the forcefulness of his advances in my story... I was truly shocked and humiliated by his actions. So, I apologize if you took offense, none was meant. Love you all :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

the Nightmare.

I had a nightmare last night. It is one I have over and over again. Its not really a nightmare, more like a re-telling of a moment in my life that forever will haunt me. foooooorrrrreeeeeeevvvvvveeerrrrrrrrrr. (Name that movie...) This is not fiction. This is real life. My life. Don't be jealous. Anyway, back to the nightmare. Let me set the scene: 

*The names have been changed to protect the innocent.*

Its my freshman year of high school. I hang with the cool kids. I'm pretty happy with myself. I had all the things that are important to a freshman girl: friends, looks, and a Northface backpack. It was approaching Homecoming time and I some how landed one of the hottest guys in school as my date. Not only was he super attractive, but he was older! I scored. Big time. We will call him Nate. So homecoming was themed the "Time Warp." Nate and I decided we would go as a T-bird and a Pink Lady. There I was the night of Homecoming in my best Sandy: oh.my.gosh those are tight black pants, black leather jacket, big hair, and RUBY red lipstick. I looked hot. Well, hot for a freshman in high school. Nate and his best friend "Sam" and his date "Allie" came by the house to pick me up. Pictures happened... They have long since been lost. We left for the dance, happy as clams.

*Disclaimer for the next part - Mother, if you are reading this... I'm sorry. Underage drinking is bad.*

We were all piled in to Sam's Bronco in the school parking lot waiting to go in to the dance. One of the boys brought a water bottle full of tequila. Note: to this day, tequila makes me shiver. We took turns taking shots then headed in to the dance. We were having a BLAST. I was feeling good, perhaps a little too much so... We danced, laughed, I thought I was too cool for school with my too tight of pants and super hot date. Then it happened. Nate left to go to the bathroom and left me on the dance floor. I was happily dancing with Allie and Sam when I felt someone bumpin and grindin behind me. I turned around and saw that it was one of the seniors. So, as to not make a senior all mad at me I danced with him for a minute. And then... And then... He planted one on me. A kiss. A BIG FAT WET KISS. I was in shock and a little buzzed so it took me a second to react. When I came to, I pushed him away and ran. This was no ordinary senior. Oh no... This was, well, he was not ordinary at all. He was *whispers* a little person. Everyone pause for a moment and check out #15 on my "about me" list HERE. Are you back? Ok, good. So this makes a little more sense now, right. I think I had someone take me home. Immediately. Needless to say, Nate and I didn't fall in love that night and live happily ever after. I never even told him I was leaving. To make matters worse, there were less 400 kids in my high school, so I had to see the assailant nearly EVERYDAY for my entire freshman year. Was everyone talking about what happened behind my back? I don't know for sure, but it felt like it. Luckily I transferred to another high school the next year  (for unrelated reasons.) Leaving the scene of the crime, behind me. But in my dreams, I will forever be haunted by "the attack."

I made out with a midget. On the dance floor. At my freshman homecoming.

This post is not intended to offend anyone. It is just a recounting of an event in my life. Please don't send me hate mail.

Oh, and don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY. It will make me feel better :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

You want one of these? (a giveaway)

Ok. Fine. You can have one!

I feel like doing a giveaway. Yah, you heard me. A GIVEAWAY!

So, as you may have heard, I opened a little etsy shop. I have already had the pleasure of working with quite a few people through twitter and have had a couple sales on etsy! Anyway, I was itching to do a giveaway because I'm totally in the giving spirit... It is the Holidays and all :) So, here you go:

Do you need a blog make-over? Maybe a face-lift? I gotcha covered! I am going to give-away TWO, that's right two, blog make-overs! They include a custom header, blog layout, and buttons! Oh my! Here are a few of my recent blog face-lifts, you should also check out these blogs, because they're awesome (please note I also did my own.)









If you want to enter, you have a few ways to do so...

1. Be a public follower of my blog. Leave me a comment telling me you are!
2. Become a follower of any or ALL of the blog above. Leave me a comment telling me you did!
3. Tell me why you need a blog make-over.

Please leave me a separate comment for each entry. I will be choosing the two winners at random Wednesday Nov. 24th at noon.

If you just can't wait that long, you can check out my etsy shop HERE :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Let me tell ya, Christmas with a kiddo is WAY more fun than any other time in life... That I can remember, anyway. And I'm sure that this year will be double the fun, since I have double the kiddos :)

We started decorating a little early this year. It tends to take longer to get everything up when distractions every 5 seconds. But that doesn't keep us from going all out. Oh no... Christmas is magic for the little ones and the little ones' parents. So no way were we not going to pull out all the stops. I have even started my Christmas shopping. That should shock everyone who knows me IRL... 

We put up the Christmas tree this weekend and as one would expect, half of the lights don't work. So darn annoying! Did I mention that I had to fluff the tree. I hate fluffing the tree. Worst.Job.Ever. But I love all the rest of the decorating! We will finish the of the decorating when we get the lights all figured out. But here's a sneak peak of the mantle:


This is our last Christmas in our house BC (before construction.) We have been doing minor projects around the house but our BIG construction will start after the new year. I decided to hold off starting the project until after Christmas and the girls' birthday party... The thought of having Christmas in a torn up house just made me sad. But the thought of the new construction makes me sooo happy!

Did I tell you that the house next door went up for sale last week? Well it did. And it already sold! I'm super curious as to who our new neighbors may be. I sooo hope that they are a young couple who will fix that old place up. Please cross your fingers for us. The old place is kind of an eye sore. Especially next to our house... I hate to brag, but we do have the cutest house on the block ;-)

Speaking of house construction, or re-construction, a sorority sister of mine and her hubs just bought an old Victorian style home and are in the process of restoring it to its former glory! Its a big project and I am so excited to watch it all unfold! So great for them! Anyway, Kate started a blog about the renovation project and it is just great. Not to mention, adorable (wink! I made it over !) You should all hop over and check it out. Its going to be an exciting ride that you won't want to miss out on!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shameless Self-Promotion

Ok, here we go... I opened up an etsy shop!


I am really proud of my little shop. Its something that I love and I am so happy to be putting it out there for all of you! diamond doll designs is my creative outlet; I play with everything from blog headers to stationery & invitations to custom artwork. In high school and college I had big dreams to be world famous fashion designer or artist. But the truth is, I could not be happier doing anything but what I'm doing, right now. My inspiration comes from the two brightest diamonds in my sky, Lucy Olivia & Penny Lane.

If you have a second, please check out my shop HERE and let me know what you think!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Halloweenie!


What were you for Halloween? I was a bee. A little rocker bee. My girls were bees. Little ballerina bees. My Kyle was not a bee. He was a bee keeper :) We did a little trick-or-treating... All of 5 houses. We go to my parents house on Halloween because we do not get ONE trick-or-treater at our house. Not a one. My parents get thousands. Yes, you read that right, thousands. No, I am not exaggerating. It is a mad house and we like to go for the spectacle of it all.

Lucy loved Halloween because she got lollies. Lots of lollies. Three sometimes four at a time :) I loved seeing my little bees looks as sweet as, well, honey!



Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunshine and Wildflowers

Beautiful like wildflowers.


Bright like moonbeams.


They are my sunshines.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Don't you...Forget about me.

So, I have not blogged in seven days. I have no excuse. I am just lazy. Yep, I said it. LAZY. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery, right. I have been working, a lot. I've been trying to come up with some fun slogans for November ads for my family's restaurant... My favorite right now is:

The pilgrims served coneys at the 1st Thanksgiving... The indians let them stay.

Funny? I think it is, but maybe I'm wrong. Do you have any ideas?

On another note. Lucy is talking SO much! And she is FUNNY! She knows it too. She'll say something and just crack up at herself. The other night, when Kyle got home from work late, her took her outside to see the moon. She loves the moon, stars, and space. Anyway, we were out there looking at the moon and one of our owls buzzed Kyle & Lucy. I mean, I think the owl thought Lucy was a rabbit or something and was trying to swoop her up! She was less than okay with that. The following conversation took place:

Lucy: Let's go momma. Let's go inside.
Me: Ok, honey. We'll go inside.
Lucy: I scawed, momma.
Me: Of the owls?
Lucy: Yep. Owls scawy. Big and Scawy.

At this point Kyle and I are cracking up and I finally come to my senses and start recording her with my iPhone. Here is the video (I will transcribe below.)


Lucy: Owls, I say, "Stop it!"
Me: Owls stop it? (laughter) If you could say one thing to the owls, what would you say?
Lucy: I say, "tootoo" (laughter)
Kyle: What else would you say to them?
Lucy: Eeeee, Ow Ow.
Kyle: You would say owl?
Lucy: Woot Woot
Kyle: You can talk to them like that?
Me: Did you like the owl?
Lucy: (scared look)
Kyle: Did you like the owl outside?
Lucy: (more scared looks)
Me: Hey Lucy, did you like the owls ouside?
Lucy: No...
Me: No? Was it scary?
Lucy: (Really scared looks)
Kyle: Are you okay? Did it really scare you?
Lucy: Whoo. Yup. Owl suck. (Yes she said suck. Que my Mother of the year award.)
Kyle: Were you glad we came inside? Were you worried we were going to get hurt?
Lucy: Hurt?
Kyle: what can I do to make you happy?
Lucy: Happy? Owls?
Kyle: Owls make you happy?
Lucy: Yep!
Me: They do? I thought they scared you, the owls...
Lucy: Dad, dad! Owls (jibberish) owls, stop it! (jibberish)
Kyle: You want me to go outside and tell the owls to leave you alone?
Lucy: Noooo. Owls alone.
Me: Owls alone?
Kyle: Want me to say stop scaring Lucy?
Lucy: Oh, scared.
Kyle: You were scared?
Lucy: Yep.
Kyle: Okay, well what do you say I go outside and ask the owls to not scare you anymore, okay? And you and mommy can watch me do that from the window.
Me: What do you think about that Luce?
Lucy: Well...
Kyle & Me: Well...
Kyle: I'll be okay, I promise. Is that okay with you?
Lucy: Okay
Kyle: Okay, well lets go outside and I'll tell the owls to not scared you anymore.
Lucy: (Shakes head no.)
Me: Daddy's going to... Oh, you don't want daddy to go outside?
Kyle: I'll be okay.
Lucy: NO, no.
Me: Why can't daddy go outside?
Kyle: I'll be okay!
Lucy: (Shakes head no.)
Me: Is it because of the owls?
Kyle: Do you not want me to go outside because of the owls?
Lucy: No.
Me: Are the owls that scary?
Lucy: (Kiss for daddy.) Momma, go to bed now.
Me: Okay, lets go to bed...

-FIN-






Thursday, October 21, 2010

I just can't get enough...

If you are anything like me, then you probably look at the our FAIR pictures at least 4 times a day. Ok, so you may not be quite as obsessed as me... But maybe you want to see a few more? I know I do! My momma put together this funky slide show, so you should probably watch it :) Please note: it takes a second to load!
MY FAIR LADIES

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CLICK TO SEE SLIDE SHOW!
copyright Sophia

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It gets better...

Today, the girls are wearing our purple to show support for the all of our friends who are different. I am reflecting today on my high school years and it makes me kinda of sad. Although I was never on the receiving end of teasing or bullying, I was on the giving end. I was caught up in all that. I did bully those who were "weird" or "different," "nerdy" or "strange." I was a mean girl. Ugh, I feel terrible about it now. I used quotation marks on those sterotypes, because they are just that... Stereotypes. They don't define that person. I'm sure that I would like most of the people I wasn't very nice to back then, if I met them today. 

I teased those that were a little bit odd in my eyes. However, I NEVER once bullied someone for being gay. Not once. Ever. 

Not that excuses my bulling of other people, but I do feel good about that.

I hope to raise my beautiful girls to accept everyone for who they are, not what other people say they are. I hope that my girls will never be on the receiving or giving end of any bullying or teasing. I hope they will be confident enough to be the one that stands up and stops the bully. I hope they love everyone. I hope they are better than me. I want them to be nice girls. 

We love our friends who are gay. Like, beyond love. They are some of the best people I have ever met. And I am crushed by the thought that anyone would ever tease or bully them for being who they are. So, today I am saying that teasing in this household stops with me.

And you can quote me on that.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Fair-ly Entertaining

I am decently sure that I am not alone when I say I LOVE the fair.


I LOVE fair atmosphere.


I LOVE fair rides.



I LOVE fair colors.


I LOVE fair food.


I LOVE fair treats.


I LOVE fair games.


But, what I LOVE the most about the fair, is being there with these guys.













Thanks, momma, for the gorgeous pics!