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Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Stinks

And to add to the dead animal tally around here, our big dumb dog graced us with THIS this morning:

At first I felt a little bad for it because it looks all cute and fluffy and Flower-from-Bambi-ish, until I looked a little closer and saw it's BIG WHITE FANG sticking out of it's mouth. Sooooo not Flower.
Monday stinks. And so does EVERYTHING else at our house now. Yuck.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Y'all, I have just been tired in my spirit lately, the kind of tired that makes anything I think about writing on here seem like too much effort. Ever get like that? But it has been nice just taking a break from all of it and getting back into school mode. I have really been enjoying my days home with the just the little ones and have been baking and cooking up a storm-I love to cook when it becomes Fall for some reason! Hmm, maybe the reason is my lack of cooking anything real for most of the Summer and I am trying to soothe my guilty conscience....maybe, whatever. But I miss my big girls when they are gone, too. Cannot win in the parenting arena sometimes!! Little Miss Thing 4 has become a wild thang with half a (non-purple) tooth since I last wrote and pulling up and cruising on EVERYTHING! Hello child, you are only 10 months old you crazy loon, sit back down please!! But I do feel like we have finally turned a corner and are really starting to enjoy our newly re-formed family. Yes, it has been a rough road of adjusting and attaching for all of us. I have a blog post written in my head about that and maybe if y'all are nice to me, I might just put it onto the actual blog one of these days, ha. Does anyone else do that, compose posts in your head that just never seem to make it out of there?? It is just often easier to type out a quick sentence on Facebook instead, mostly because I have the attention span of a gnat and I cannot focus for more than 5 seconds. Anyhoo, since I got nuthin' real exciting to say right now because I am a lazy blogger, I will leave you with my one of my favorite, super-easy, super-yummy Fall recipes I have made thus far:

Pumkin Muffins

1 can pumpkin
1 box spice cake mix

Mix together, plop in batter muffin tins and bake according to cupcake directions on cake mix (maybe 20ish minutes? I cannot remember and I am too lazy to walk the 15 feet to the kitchen to check). DE-STINKIN-LICIOUS!!! It is like eating Fall.

(Apparently really blurry Fall, sorry)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Football Season Is Here!!

We introduced our newest family member to the fever that is Hokie football this weekend, complete with a trip to the stadium and into the players' tunnel for her to touch the Hokie Stone, and even if it was not the Hokies' win, we think she understood the importance. I mean, look how happy we are, I mean, SHE is, to be sporting orange and maroon???

I think she gets it :).

Friday, September 4, 2009

Purple Haze, All In My Brain

Here is a conversation that Thing 3 and I had in the car today:

Me to Thing 4: Zoe, will you ever get any teeth?

Thing3: Yes, she does (go with me, people, it is toddler-speak)-she TOLD me! (said with the sassy attitude only a 2-almost-3 year old can provide)

Me: She did?

Thing 3: Yes, and they will be purple!!!

Me: Purple?? Her teeth? Hmm...

Thing 3: Oh yes, PURPLE, Mama. Because she will have them and they WILL be purple. Because she said so. And I said so.

Alrighty then, little miss Sassypants, good to know. We will be on the lookout for any purple toofers sprouting through and keep you all informed. It looks like the helmet will be the least of the things we need to answer questions about to total strangers....