Friday, July 24, 2009

Lessons from Tulsa

Number One:

When weighing yourself, you must put the weight all the way into the notch. Let me tell you why this makes a difference.

I was in Tulsa. I went and worked out and the hotel (yay me!) and saw a scale. I stepped on it and adjusted the weights. I was ECSTATIC!!! I hadn't weighed this little since I was in my second trimester with Grayson (yes, folks, I was a tiny first time pregnant lady). Then I realized that the 100 pound weight was just a hair off the notch. I slid it to it's appropriate place and... Whalah! An incredible 13 pounds showed up from nowhere. Amazing, isn't it?

Lesson from Amber: Don't weigh yourself.
Number Two:

I came home from Tulsa and discovered I had a missing baby. In Champer's place was a darling little toddler who resembled Aiden but was more independent, with an increase in motor development, and a decreased need for Mom. I am still grieving over this. Please, in lieu of flowers, send me your infant for a few hours since we are no longer in the business.

Lesson from Amber: If you don't leave, you will never recognize differences. Your baby can remain your baby until he is 15!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Flashback Wed

My mom grew up all over the place. My grandfather's company moved them from Chicago to Tulsa, OK in between my mom's junior and senior year of high school. She hated it in Tulsa. I have never heard her say a nice thing about it!

So, when I decided to spend several hundreds of dollars to go to Tulsa this past week, I was not thrilled. Thankfully, I discovered that the very little I saw of Tulsa wasn't bad at all! It's just like any other city out there. It is even green! (Seriously, the way she described it, I was expecting nothing but brown dead stuff.)

She graduated from Jinx High School which is a suburb of Tulsa. So, in honor of my weekend trip, here is a photo of my mother not too long after she graduated from high school!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Looking for yummy food?

Then you found the right post!

I love the Blue Lemon. They make what I call the better-than-sex-cream-cheese-on-pita appetizer. Seriously, take it from me and Irene that it was good. Better than good.

Anyho, I digress.

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Seriously try it out!

Falling asleep while creating art

Moving from the table to a more comfy location:

Grayson and Aiden's plan to wake me up. Grayson pulled the vacuum out and plugged it in for Aiden to play with. Mom was fine with it since I will probably be awake until 11 p.m. tonight.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's finished!

Bedroom: Kitchenette/ Billiards room:
T.V. Room/ Billiards Room:
T.V. Room
My favorite room (seriously.)
The Bathroom:
Another shot of the kitchette:

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I have a few loved ones who have ciliac disease. I have experimented with rice flour, corn flour, xanthan gum, etc. So I LOVE products that make breads more yummy sans gluten.

Well, guess what folks? Betty Crocker is coming out with a new line of gluten free mixes! Yay for super easy!! (I am sure they are not as good as the stuff my SIL makes but I'll take it!)

MyBlogSpark, wants to give you the chance to win the Betty Crocker “Sweet Moments” prize pack that includes all four (4) samples of the dessert mixes, two (2) Free coupons for any of the varieties, a grocery tote bag, magnetic grocery list and pen to make shopping easier! Just head on over to I Never Grew Up to enter the giveaway!

Beyond Words

my ANGER is beyond words.

somehow those people I choose to call children ERASED EVERYTHING on my computer.

lesson from Amber: put a password on your computer!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Flashback Wednesday

This is one of my Fave's!
Grayson and Alora, October 27, 2006
This reminds me, time to shop for costumes!!