Monday, November 23, 2009

I Heart DDUB!!!

Josh totally won points and bought us tickets to the much hyped Donnie Wahlberg "I Got It" release party. If I am not able to get a ticket to the NKOTB cruise, this is the next best thing. In all actuality, I think it is probably better!

We got Mimi to babysit the kids, Josh booked a hotel room, and we hit the road headed for HUSH off I-10. Earlier in the week, I was fortunate enough to get one of the 100 Facetime ticket upgrades with promised a Meet and Greet, autographs, and pictures with Mr. Donnie Wahlberg himself. Two days before the party, Donnie tweeted that anyone who wanted a facetime upgrade could get one, as a fundraiser for a BH who passed away this year. Then he tweeted that anyone who had a ticket could bring a friend for free. So I contacted a friend who found a friend to meet us at the club.

We knew since there were now unlimited FT tickets, that this would be packed. We got in line at 5:30 and didn't get in the door until 7pm. We met some girls from Louisiana that we hung out with who were equally as nervous to meet DDub, and grabbed a few drinks to wait. They called our numbers to get in line, and at about 8:30, there he was, standing right in front of me. They were really running behind, so they told us that we wouldn't be able to pass our cameras to friends to take pictures, and that they would be taking professional pictures that would be available in a couple of days online. Bummed about that but stoked to talk to Donnie, we moved on ahead.

When it was my turn he said, "Come here!" and he hugged me really hard. He gives everyone these really huge bear hugs! :) And I said, "My husband bought tickets for us tonight." and he said, "that's a good man. Tell him I said HI!." and of course I stammered, "ok". Then we posed for pictures. Then he hugged me again, and whispered in my ear, "I love you", and I said "I love you too!" and then he kissed me!! Hell yeah! He is so nice to all of his fans. He really did give every girl there her own time, giving hugs and kisses out. I love him! Can't wait until the pictures go up, since I only have a goofy picture of me walking away from him afterwards.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Soccer ends

Wow has soccer been a wonderful addition to Caleb's life. We finally found something that he loves and is really good at. Yesterday was his soccer tournament to end the season, and he had a blast. They played two games, and in those two games, Caleb scored 12 goals!!! He was so excited and we were so proud. Even if he hadn't scored a single goal, the look on his face would have made us proud. We can't wait to sign him up for Spring Soccer. :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Chef Jansen

Jansen's preschool class took a field trip to CiCi's Pizza today to learn a little more about the pizza making business. I drove some of the children and one of the teachers this morning, ready and raring to go.

He did so well. Since he turned 4, he has definitely developed a little attitude, a la his mother, and I was a little anxious about how he would react. Amazingly, he waited patiently for his dough ball, listened to the soda demonstration, and waited his turn to make a cheese only pizza. He was very proud of himself and he enjoyed the fruits of his labor so much, that most of it ended up on his face and shirt. I thought he would want to come home a little early from school after the field trip was over, but he wanted to stay at school. SURPRISE!! This little boy is the light of my life and I am so blessed that God has enabled me to finally stay home with my boys!!!
And we finally have grass again. BTW, I never want to lay sod again!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My opinion on Carrie Prejean

I debated on whether or not to even write this blog as I hate to give Ms. Prejean an extra attention or thought, and reluctantly I decided to blog about it. Honestly, how many people really read this blog anyway? It's not like my humble opinions will be making the same kind of splash that Ms. Prejean made.

First let me begin by saying that I have seen too much of her on TV lately. Now what started America's fascination with Ms. Prejean is her traditional and conservative opinion regarding same-sex marriage on the televised "scholarship program" for Miss California. I don't dislike her for her answer, that she is morally opposed to same-sex marriage. She answered the question, which was, "What do YOU think?". On that I cannot fault her, although I disagree with her.

My major beef with her is that now, this "sex tape" has come out, and she is on my TV more than ever. I completely understand that she was young when this tape was recorded. As well, we all make mistakes, then grow into adulthood and have different views. So I can't even say that it is hypocritical for her to cite her religion as her foundation for opinions regarding same-sex marriage, and yet have taped herself in compromising positions.

She has gotten some unnecessary flack her stance, but she gets necessary flack for the topless photographs and sex tape. If that is what you want to do...far be it from me to say you can't take topless photos of yourself. HOWEVER, please read the contract that you sign when competing for the Miss California title. If you know that you had a sex tape or nude/partially nude photographs of yourself at all, you need to disclose that or not sign the contract. Do not blame the fact that you were stripped of your title on the fact that you are against gay marriage. Blame it on your poor decision making skills.

I am living proof that you can have liberal views on some things and conservative views on others. So her conflict is a valid conflict, but she should not go on talk shows blaming her termination on her opinions. Have a little personal responsibility please.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


This Halloween was more of the same....our subdivision does trick-or-treating like no other. The boys were very excited to head out and grab some loot. I thought for sure that we had gotten enough candy to hand out. But I was very wrong!
Josh decided to stay home and hand out candy from our filled ice chest. I took the kids through the subdivision, and for the first time, Caleb really understood it and loved it. Jansen did well, but after about 5 streets, he was ready to go home. We had been gone for about an hour and then decided to head home. Our lights were out, so when we came in the door, Josh reported that he quickly ran out of candy and had to turn out the lights. We bought about 15-20 big bags of candy and it was gone in an hour and people were still trick or treating. I guess I have to start buying candy earlier than August next year!

All in all, the kids had a blast and are slowly coming down from their sugar highs!