Thursday, November 29, 2007

Great stories to come

I have lots of pictures and some good stories to tell y'all. We are in Point Clear and I have had no time to type....been too busy (remember the Foley outlets are near)! We are going home tomorrow and I'll be sure to fill you in ASAP!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Iron Chef America

If you don't watch Iron Chef America on the Food Network, you should. Hey, this is my blog and I can voice my opinion. We are Food Network crazy at mi casa. Ask Mary Margaret about Paula Deen and she will reply, "Hey Y'all!" Ask her about Emeril and she says, "Bam," "Kick it up a Notch," and "Wow, we gotta a FIIIIIIRE!" (Yes, fire has at least 4 syllables). She also loves when Bobby Flay has a "Throwdown" I told you. We are Food Network crazy, people!

It all started when I was on bed rest this summer (pre term labor with Harper Jane). I would be sitting a-LONE at home with Mary Margaret as my only company and she would play. I would watch the Food Network and think about F-O-O-D! Pregnant people do that ALL. THE. TIME. It was an obsession. I have never wanted to learn how to cook until this summer. So....I started cooking, only, of course, after I was released from bed rest.

One Sunday night recently, MM was sitting on the kitchen counter with me as I was preparing supper (something super easy with less than 5 ingredients, --- remember I'm a novice) and she looks at me and says, "Mommy you are a cooker. I mean, a chef." And of course, I don't deny it! "Yes, Mary Margaret, Mommy is a chef and so are you b/c you help me. To which she replies, "You must be Iron Chef Mommy!"

Meet Iron Chef Mommy!

Now about Iron Chef America....Iron Chef America is a competition where world class chefs challenge Iron Chefs of America (including Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto and Cat Cora). They are given the "secret ingredient" at the beginning of the show and you watch them create phenomenal dishes. The dishes are the judged by 3 judges on 3 different criteria. I do love a good competition!

Bye y'all!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Hey YOU, yes YOU!!

If you are reading my blog, leave a comment while you are here! Talk to me!

Response to the Soundtrack Question

I have a friend, Julie-Ann, who says this video would be part of her soundtrack. I encourage you to watch the ENTIRE video. It is so worth it! Click HERE

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Soundtrack of your Life

So we are watching the movie Rent tonight (which is a favorite at our house). Mary Margaret loves this movie and Michael spends most of his time using the mute button trying to mute out every profane word. It's quite comical. It is almost like a game for him. And then there's Mary Margaret singing to the top of her lungs (did I mention that she likes to sing?) all the while Harper Jane sleeps. How she slept through this I'll never know. I'm pretty sure our neighbors could have called the cops for disturbing the peace. Anyway, I digress...

So I am loving this soundtrack. I start thinking, if I were to make a soundtrack of my life, what songs would be included?? I decided I would have to ponder this for awhile. So I ask you, what song or songs would definitely be included on your "Life" soundtrack? What song do you think should be on my soundtrack (if you know me well enough to suggest one, please do so)?

I know 4 songs so far: All I Wanna Do is Have some Fun by Sheryl Crow (my high school theme song), Beast of Burden by the Rolling Stones (mainly b/c I've always loved this song), At Last by Etta James (sang at our wedding), and The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow from Annie (for obvious Mary Margaret reasons). I'm going to keep thinking on this one.


So I have edited the previous blogs with links. Thanks to Laura, I learned how to properly insert the link. So excited and yes, I am enjoying blogging and will include more things than just pictures of my children (however precious I think they are)!

Now to all my friends that have emailed me about trying to leave a comment....YOU CAN DO IT! You will just have to register and it is SUPER easy! C'mon let me know that you are reading!

Saturday, November 17, 2007


I've got to learn how to attach a link. It is driving me crazy. I have tried the little insert link button and entered the URL. What am I doing wrong?

Another reason not to wear make up

I am pretty much anti-make-up. Maybe that is b/c I have two children attached to me at all times and don't have the time (really don't want to make the time) to put it on. Well, here is my excuse. Ever wondered what sort of chemicals are in the products that you put on your skin, lips, face, etc. Click HERE

You can find out the safest items in all types of categories. I encourage you to know. I was shocked to find out some of the ingredients for baby lotions. That's right, baby lotions.

I've had to start checking some ingredients out b/c MM has such sensitive skin.

Do you love to read?

Do you love to read? Do you constantly read the same genre? I do. So I found this website. You type in an author's name (i.e. James Patterson) and a web appears. The web contains authors that write relatively like the author you typed in. Try it out! It is really cool and I have found new authors to read. I go through phases....British chick lit, scary/suspenseful, etc. So I'm a teacher and I'm pushing you to read. I'm just saying...

Literature Map


Here was Harper Jane's announcement. Thank Heaven for little girls:)!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Emma and Mary Margaret

Emma and Mary Margaret can't help but be friends. Emma's momma, Amber and I have been friends for at least 23 years. She was my roomie while at Auburn. They live in Huntsville. This year we went to Tate Farms together and had a blast. I love the above picture. The girls were on hay ride to pick out the pumpkins. I just love the perspective!

Mary Margaret is 4!!!

Here is MM on the way to her birthday party. It was held at McDonald's and a good time was had by all. The theme was princesses. We had a major Princess Bday cake. It was SO cool! Somebody actually asked me if I had created it....yeah, right. It was like an "Ace of Cakes" cake (I'm a food network junkie and so is Mary Margaret). Here is the picture of the cake and it was yummy!


Sometimes the fussing interupts Mary Margaret's talking....and she doesn't like it one bit!

Holding Hands

How sweet are these girls!

This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

Ignore the photo date stamp. I had changed my camera battery and forgot to update the date.

So I'm ready for Christmas

Get excited! It's the Home Alone face!

Look a likes

I totally think Mary Margaret and Harper Jane look so much alike. Here is a picture of Mary Margaret when she was 2. What do you think? Do they look a like or not so much?

My sister

So my sister lives in Auburn. She has been home for a few days and decided to teach MM to do the "Superman." I think that is what it is called. Anyway, it is some rap song and it is hysterical to watch those two "dance" in my living room. It was hysterical, that is, until I listened to some of the words and now I am looking for the edited version. Man, I am getting old!

Harper Jane

Here is my sweet pea, mad. She was like this for like 6 hours a day until she was diagnosed with reflux. I am so thankful for the makers of prevacid. I would be a slave for the creator. That's how thankful I am. Now she looks like the picture below, for the most part. I guess this is like a before and after! ha.

Date with Daddy

Here is Mary Margaret going on a date with her Daddy to a school play. Michael is a principal at a middle school and his school had a play called, "Dear Edwena." I'm sure I spelled that wrong. Anyway, they were gone for about 2 hours and MM came in totally excited and dancing everywhere. She describes it to me and so tells on her daddy. She says, "All the people came out and started dancing and singing. My favorite part was the dancing. So I started dancing and tried to get on the stage. Daddy got mad at me and I was sad." Apparently she tried to dance on the stage and Michael pulled her back to her seat. She is going to be a performer one day....she has the drama part down already.

So it's been awhile...

I've been a little busy, yes, sadly too busy to blog. My little children demand a lot of time and effort. Who knew??

At night (when I get a chance), I have been catching up on a little TV. We watched Californication (series on Showtime). Pretty good. Lots of cuss words (at least Harper Jane can't repeat yet). GREAT writing. The one-liners in this show are hysterical. It is dark humor and it totally appeals to me. We also have started watching Entourage (Thank goodness for Netflix).

Mary Margaret continues to say the funniest things. Tonight we were dancing and she actually told me, "Mama, you still got it!" Where does she get these things? She will tell people about her new little sister. Mary Margaret says, "Harper Jane loves fussing, crying, sleeping, drinking, and madding." Madding is a term she has coined for being mad. Pretty creative, I think.

I am also learning to cook, though I feel like I am cooking the same 8 dishes over and over again. I need some new recipes (must be easy and have less than 10 ingredients, please).

Christmas is going to be such fun this year. We are putting up the tree tomorrow. MM is super excited. We are already watching Christmas movies (i.e. I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, The Chipmunks Christmas, Mickey Mouse Christmas, etc.). And she is singing "Baby it's Cold Outside" constantly. She does love to sing, that little one. At least, she has stopped singing her questions. Seriously, she used to sing EVERYTHING! Thank God for small miracles!

I am going to end with a picture of Mary Margaret on Halloween (it's at the top). She was Annie and sang (yes, did I mention that she loves to sing), "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow."