Saturday, November 13, 2010

Two People Fell In Love

If you are new to my blogging style (I had one for three years prior to this one) you will know I am all over the place on my subjects and I love music, art and all things creative.  Just to name a few.

Songs can make any mood or any day better.  Songs can transport me back in time; back to a time when I was a little girl and dreamed of my future husband.

A time when the world was a safer place.

A time when I could see my feet sticking straight out in front of me in the backseat of our car listening to "Sherry Baby" and "Walk Like A Man."

A time when one of my greatest joys was getting a new pack of stickers at the mall.

A time when my biggest worry was who I would sit by at lunch at school in the cafeteria.

A time when my life was carefree.  

I used to listen to country music in college and then got pulled away from it once I was back home and my future husband didn't really like it.  Now I listen to Disney music and Broadway soundtracks non stop and The King of the Crazies will listen to country at work from time to time.  Some of the guys at work are all about country music.  We were talking about songs the other night and I looked up some country ones and then we watched a couple of music videos.  This one, below, is so sweet.  The King of the Crazies laughed at me because I loved it so much and I may have teared up a little bit listening to it.  (Since I have had the girls, I am a complete cry baby.)  It is funny how, or I guess why, I found this video.  My husband wanted a mushy song for a ring tone for his cell phone for me.  Don't swoon with hearts in your eyes yet.  

He didn't want the ringtone because he is romantic. 

He isn't.  

This will really only be funny to my family, his family and close friends...

He wanted a ringtone that he and the guys he works with could laugh at when it rings.  You kind of have to know him to understand.  It's funny and it makes me laugh.  :oP  Anyway, enjoy the video...

Two People Fell In Love" by Brad Paisley - I love this song, the lyrics and this video.  Please watch it.  It makes me happy.  :o)


Written by Kelley Lovelace, Tim Owens, Brad Paisley

A baby's born in the middle of the night in the local delivery room;
They grab his feet, smack him till he cries, he goes home the next afternoon.
Before you know it he's off to school, and then he graduates in May;
Goes out and gets a Ph.D. and then cures all sorts of things.

Wins the Nobel Prize and saves a million different lives;
The world's a better place for all he's done.
It's funny when you think about the reason he's alive
Is all because two people fell in love.


Right now at a picnic shelter down by Canyon Creek
You'll find potato salad, hot dogs and baked beans.
The whole Wilson family's lined up filling their paper plates,
And they drove or've flown in here from fifteen different states

Stanley Wilson says that sixty years ago he knew
That Miss Emma Tucker was the one.
Now five generations get together every June,
All because two people fell in love.

Yeah, there ain't nothing not affected
When two hearts get connected

All that is, will be, or ever was.
Every single choice we make,
Every breath we get to take,
Is all because two people fell in love.

Well, I recall a young man who was drifting aimlessly
And a young waitress who seemed lonesome as could be.
In a little café right off 14th Avenue,
With a whole lotta help from up above
We met and things sure turned around for me and you,
And all because two people fell in love.

Baby there ain't nothing not affected
When two hearts get connected
All that is, will be, or ever was.
I'm glad your dad could not resist
Your mother's charms, and you exist;
All because two people fell in love.

You know, to me it's all so clear:
Every one of us is here
All because two people fell in love.

A baby's born in the middle of the night in the local delivery room;
They grab his feet, smack him till he cries, he goes home the next afternoon.

:o)  <3

I had this post done beforehand and scheduled to post today.  Lord willing, right now my husband and I are off on an anniversary weekend getaway.  And for that, I am SO thankful.  Please say a prayer or a thousand for my mom and dad as they are watching the princesses. :o)  Thanks, Mom and Dad.  I love you!  I am also thankful for a hard working, loyal, good family man for my husband.  I wouldn't make it without him.

Friday, November 12, 2010

For Young Parents...

...From an older parent, I guess...

The following is by Dianne Loomans:

If I had my child to raise all over again,

I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less.

I would do less correcting and more connecting.

I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.

I would care to know less, and know to care more.

I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.

I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.

I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.

I'd do more hugging and less tugging.

I'd build self-esteem first, and the new house later.

I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.

I'd teach less about the love of power,

and more about the power of love.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Cinderella Flashback

It looks like Sleeping Beauty learned her makeup techniques from her big sis.  (If you missed yesterday's post, please see below for a laugh.)  Below is Cinderella at age two.
A Cherry Chapstick Incident:
And then there was a makeup incident:
 This was from some play makeup, I think.  Cinderella was two in both of those photos.
And another picture:
Today I am thankful for my ability to find a good bargain.  Also, because I forgot to add one thing I am thankful for at the end of my last post:  I am thankful for my mom and dad, who go above and beyond for me and my own little family.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Makeup Madness!

Yesterday I bought Sleeping Beauty a set of makeup brushes out of the dollar bin at Target.  She said she needed them for NEXT Halloween when she will be Belle.

I got them for her.  It was only a dollar.  No harm done.  She applied pretend make up all day yesterday and then I gave her a little bit of sparkly gold dust.  I used it on her for Halloween.  She loved it.  I dipped the brush in and gave her a teeny, tiny amount.

Today I had to run out and get her a refill prescription.  We have had colds, snotty noses and coughing.  Sleeping Beauty requires a nebulizer so I had to go pick up a refill of the Albuterol.  The King of the Crazies ran out to the car to stop me.

Him: "Did you give Sleeping Beauty makeup?"

Me: "No."

Him: "Well, she has some.  A LOT."

We race inside and she is in her room, *under the bed and cackling. 
 When she emerges I see she has a ton of the gold dust (or "Pixie Dust" as TinkerBell calls it) on her blush brush and it is EVERYWHERE.
 She continues to apply it all the while thinking she looks drop dead gorgeous.
 She has the entire container of it under bed.  Two lessons had to happen:

1. Don't take Mommy's makeup and use it without asking.
2. Never, ever, EVER apply makeup in the dark and especially not under a bed.

And I am also pretty sure she didn't mean to wear it on her sweater either...Hmmmm...
*Side note: She has taken to hiding candy and batteries under her bed.  ?!

Monday, November 8, 2010

PuMpKiN TiMe

This is the last of the Halloween festivities posts.

Daddy helping Sleeping Beauty get started:
(Love Sleeping Beauty's face here!)
I am not sure why Cinderella is atop her pumpkin.  Maybe waiting for it to turn into her carriage?!
We used these: The Kid's Fright Lights.  They are perfect for these two!

 Getting to work:
 Cinderella getting to work too!
These little pegs are great.  The King of the Crazies hollowed out the pumpkins and we helped them poke holes through the patterns and then we let them loose!  It is a great way to have pumpkins that the little kids can do!
Even the three year old can do it!
Her eyelashes are ridiculous!  :)
 Puppy friends:
 Cinderella and her masterpiece (a big bat with little bats on the sides):
 Sleeping Beauty and her masterpiece (a scary face):
We had a great Halloween (month).  :o)

Sleeping Beauty says, "Jesus" and sometimes it sounds remarkably like "Cheez-Its."  And vice versa.  She was dancing and "spriting" about and singing about Cheez-Its the other night after her bath and then I realized she was singing about Jesus.  :)

I am thankful for my warm house.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Franken-Haunted Gingerbread Mansion

Before Halloween I let the girls make a Haunted Gingerbread Mansion.  To say that the entire experience was a big, disastrous mess, would be the understatement of the millennium.

Look at these two faces.  The mess they made was worth how happy it made them:
The candy decor:
This was the first year I left them completely to their own devices:

Her hands are closing in on the size of mine.  :o(  Mine weren't that big to begin with but it is still sad how fast they grow up.
Scary Princesses:

See the puddle of purple icing?!  And it is on Cinderella's face as if she was eating it.  Hmmm.
The front:
The back:
Yep, it's scary all right.
Yeah, it got busted before we even opened it.

Silly Sleeping Beauty
Rolling her eyes and having her Sleeping Beauty crown and the mask caught in her hair!   Silly bean!  She insisted upon the mask AND the crown!
Princess Franken-Furry Pants
Cinderella and the scarecrow dude she and her daddy made.  She added the brows and the 'stache.
I am thankful for fun times with my family.