Our Royal Family

Our Royal Family

My Boy

My Boy
Age 14

The Countessa

The Countessa
Age 14

The Duchess

The Duchess
Age 13

The Princess

The Princess
Age 11

The Pooch

The Pooch
age 6

Miss Pooch

Miss Pooch
age 2

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's my birfday!!!

Yep, today is my birthday!  I'm a year older than I was yesterday.  To celebrate my day here is a list of 10 little known facts about little ol' me.

1. I have NEVER had a birthday without a cake.

2. I'm 9 months younger then my Hubby.

3.  I always thought it interesting that my birthday is on the anniversary of JFK's assasination.  I Love history!!

4. I was born at 1:02 am weighing 8lbs. 9oz. 21inches

5. I am the shortest person in my ENTIRE family over the age of 12!  No joke!!  Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Neices, nephews I'm the shortest at 5'2"

6.  I love thunder storms and rain.

7.  I do not think Brad Pitt is sexy.

8.  If I had been born a boy my name would have been Nathaniel Benjamin.

9.  I was born the day before Thanksgiving  x-number of years ago.

10.  I wear a size 9 shoe!  Crazy I know considering my lack of height!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Every once in awhile I step out of my normal reading genres and find a book worth sharing.

Their Eyes Were Watching God is just such a book.  When I first stared reading it I though.....Oh good lord I'll never get through this, however I'm VERY pleased to say I got through it and what a joy it was!!

We first meet Janie Crawford, a black women in her 40's, when she returns to Eatonville, Florida in the mid 1930's.  She has returned after leaving town with a much younger man and all her neighbors are speculating on why she has returned WITHOUT the younger man.

As the book progresses, we hear from Janie herself the accounts of her life, starting at the time of her childhood living on a plantation with her Grandmother, up to her return to Eatonville. 

This is a very enduring love story, with a few twist on the "Happily Ever After" part.

I will admit the dialect takes some getting used to, but after a chapter or two it flows easily.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

5QFriday........on Saturday. LOL!

I haven't participated in Five Question Fridays over at My Little Life in awhile, but decided to join in today............Here are the questions.......join in too!!!

1. If you could have any talent and turn it into an occupation, what would it be?
I would have to say scrapbooking.  I have scrapbooked for years and truly love it.  It would be great to make a little money doing it!!

2. Would you rather have a house at the beach or a cabin in the woods?
Cabin in the woods!!  I love the smell of trees.  The ocean scares me!

3. Is there any meaning or reasoning for the names you chose for your child/children?
My Boy shares a middle name with my Hubby, which is my hubby's grandfathers name.  As for his first name we just liked it.

The Countessa's name, both first and middle are uniquely hers.

The Duchess...now don't laugh......her first name came from a Disney movie....When I was pregnant Hubby was SOOOO confident we were having a boy, he wouldn't discuss girl names.  When she was born Hubby was STUNNED!!  He said "What are we going to name her?"  I told him he had two choices...both from the Disney movie Aristocats, and he choose which he liked better.  Her middle name is uniquely hers.

The Princess had one name for two hours after her birth, then we changed it.  We changed it to a name Hubby liked much more, which also happens to be my Great-Great Grandmothers name.  Her middle name is my stepfathers last name.  He had passed away a year before she was born.  

4. What is your guilty pleasure? (I know we've done this one before, but I'm guessing people's "guilty pleasures" change frequently. At least, mine do!)
Currently that would be Halloween candy!  Namely Milk Duds!

5. Do you live in a house that is deep cleaned or straightened?
Staightened daily, deep cleaned once a month.  I just don't have time to REALLY clean everyday.  I always do a deep clean the last weekend of the month.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Recap

Here's Hubby and My Boy.

We started our day off with a early morning football game, and My Boys final official game of the season.  We ended the season 8 and 3, ranking us as 2nd place in the league.

We will have our "Mitey Mite Bowl" on November 13.

After the game we headed home to do some pumpkin carving.

Here's The Contessas Jack-O-Lantern

Here's My Boys

And The Duchesses.  You can't see them in the picture, but it has eyelashes.

And here's The Princesses.  Her had eyelashes too.

The gang heading out to Trick-or-Treat.
We had:
A Pirate - The Contessa
A Ninja - My Boys best friend
Frankie Stein (daughter of Frankenstein) - The Duchess
A Pink Fluffy Bunny - The Princess
And a Ghoul - My Boy

We spent nearly 3 hours going house to house, and running across a dark field....more on that another time.

Fun was had by all!!  I hope you too had a spooktacular Halloween!!!