Family Circus

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys. - Doug Horton


I'm on the move! Come on in...the water's fine! I'll still check back once in a while.

Counting the Days until school starts...

Compliments of Deputy's Wife :Place an 'X' in front of the ones you've done at some point in your life. Feel free to leave comments after them!

(x) Smoked cigarettes: Off and On for 11 years (mostly On!) QUIT in 1998!!
(x) Drank so much you threw up: It's been awhile but I went to Mexico twice.
(x) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back:
Haven't we all?
( ) Been arrested: Close. In Mexico. Same place I puked.
( ) Gone on a blind date
(x) Skipped school : Senior Skip Day. The school called my mother, who turned me in.
(x) Seen someone die: Stranger had a heart attack while driving, causing an accident, wife and I pulled him from the car. I used CPR. He survived. That's what made me become an EMT.
( ) Been to Canada: Something exciting to see there? Even Celine is now in Las Vegas!
(x) Been to Florida : When DH & I took our Honeymoon vacation. I was five months pregnant with DD#2
( x) Been to Mexico: See Above!
(x) Been on a plane: I can count on my hands the number of times.
(x) Been lost: Huh? Who asked me that? Who are you and where. am. I?
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country: I've been to Michigan, which temperature-wise is the opposite of Texas!
( ) Gone to Washington, DC
(x) Swam in the ocean: On my honeymoon in the Bahamas.
(x) Felt like dying. Only being pregnant saved me that one time.
(x) Cried yourself to sleep. Last night, thinking that next month all my daughters will be gone (to school).
(x) Played cops and robbers: My DH knows the law. We play Plaintiff and Defendant.
(x) Recently colored with crayons:No, but got them off the wall with a Magic Eraser.
(x) Sang karaoke:No, but I got pulled on stage in Vegas to sing 'The Name Game' last week.
( ) Paid for a meal with only coins: I only spend paper and toss the coins into a Disney Bank.
(x) Say something you told yourself you wouldn't? All the time.
(x) Made prank phone calls: Until everybody got caller ID.
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose: One time. Milk. Second grade.
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue: I lived in Chicago until I was four.
(x) Danced in the rain: In the summer, with my daughters.
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus: Every year. And I get what I want every year.
(x ) Been kissed under the mistletoe: Every year, but my DH gets kinda mad at our mailman.
( x) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about: After drinking all night in college, I loved everybody!
(x) Blown bubbles: Some with gum, some with spit, some with soap.
( x) Made a bonfire. With the Pi Kappa Alpha brothers in college.
(x) Crashed a party: New Years Party, 1993-1994 Met a famous baseball player and went on a date with him. He's married now, so I'm not dropping any names...
(x) Gone roller-skating: Used to race on roller skates (when I was 12)!
(x) Ice-skating: My first time was ALSO my last!
(x) Any nicknames? Sunshine (my DH calls me that)

Little Known Facts About Me:

Mother's name? Carol 'Married Name Here'
What is your favorite drink? Double Crown on the rocks.
Tattoos? Only two that I can show you.
Body piercing? My ears. Three apiece.
How much do you love your job, from 1-10? I just came back from a week in Vegas. 10!
Birthplace: Illinois.
Favorite vacation spot? Again, I just came back from LAS VEGAS!
Ever been to Africa? Nope. Thought about volunteering in
Malawi for a while, but no.
Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Nope, but for breakfast? They're better than SlimFast!
Ever been on TV? Not sure.
Ever steal any traffic signs? Yep. Just so I could hold it up when a creepy guy asked me, "What's your sign, baby?" My answer? "STOP"
Ever been in a car accident? Yes.
Don'tcha know?
Was it your fault? Yes and no.
2 Doors or 4 Doors? Whatever my husband drives home.
Salad dressing? Oil and Vinegar
Favorite pie? Key Lime. No question.
Favorite number? 9.
Favorite movie? The Matrix.
Favorite holiday? Christmas.
Favorite dessert? Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake.
Favorite food? Meatballs and Gravy.
Favorite day of the week? Sunday.
Favorite brand of body soap? Dove.
Favorite TV show? Now? 'Jack's Big Music Show', Noggin.
Toothpaste? Colgate.
Favorite smell? Citrus.
What do you do to relax? Drink until I find a happy place.
Do you have a message to your friends reading this now? I'm not an alcoholic, please don't stage an intervention. I'll think I've been Punk'd!
How do you see yourself in 10 years? Registered Massage Therapist, working the
WSOP in Las Vegas.
What do you do when you are bored? With three girls? There is no room for boredom here.
Furthest place you will send this message? I know I've got readers in Germany, Sweden and the UK.


Doesn't it just figure...

Rosie's now speaking in sentences. In just three weeks, she'll be starting preschool. Five days a week, half-day. The main focus of her education? Speech therapy. Of course, the only people who even understand what she's saying, EVER, are the four translators who share the house with her. US.

My daughter's third birthday is six days from today, and I thought it quite appropriate to post a 'letter' to her, over on my other site.

T-shirt from Wally World: $5.00

Confused stares from total strangers when I'm out with my daughters:


I pooted.

Be sure to click on the link!


Erin: 31, Emcee. Witty redhead, handy with a whip.

DH: 30, Strong Man. Comedian, defender of virtue.

Halie: 7, Chimpanzee. Pulls teeth, loves bananas.

Catie: 5, Leaping Lemur. Gentle and cuddly, loves grapes.

Rosie: 2, Cappuccin. Flings poo, loves carrots.

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