Lady Lumps

Flashback to 8th grade health class:

Mrs.Walker, my 6'1" stalky black woman teacher stood in the front of the room and declared to all the boys in her deep military voice, "Gentlemen, they are not boobies . . . they are not hooters and they are certainly not ta-ta's . . . they are breasts. Understand? They are breasts."

My sister-in-law's mother has breast cancer and so she designed these awesomely comical shirts in order to raise money to walk in the Susan G Komen 3-day walk for a cure later this fall.

This is my other sister in-law, Sara modeling the shirt.

If you are interested please let me know and I can make sure you get one. They are $15 (shipping included) and again, it is for a great casue.

I am thinking I should send one to Mrs.Walker.


She Rocks it

"Why is Sydney shaking her butt and singing Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer?" -

The text message I received from my sister Jen the day after her girls slept over at our place and played Rock Band all night.

Perhaps I should claim a small part of responsibility for this . . .

That's right, amidst all the aspiring dressed up doctors, astronauts, police, and _______ (fill in the blank with ordinary occupations) at her kindergarten graduation, she was dec'd out as a rock star.

Are you kidding me with these? So cool.

Future Josie and the Pussycats, 2021.

Love this girl .


On the Wagon

You know, I went many a years without drinking soda when I was in high school and in college. H2O was hands down my drink of choice.

And then I started working in an office where DietCoke was in stock 24/7 in the mini fridge at no personal expense. Overtime, I became that women that I used to mock. You know, the one that prefers Diet Coke for OJ at breakfast, or the one that craves the fizzy 32.oz fountain drink on pebble ice at lunch? Disgusting, I know.

Now that I work from home I don't keep it stocked in my fridge which helps quite a bit. However, anytime I leave my house for anything it is just natural to stop in and fill er' up. Especially because it is so blazing hot here it always sounds refreshing.

Well my friends, I am on the wagon and I am done with the brown sweet nectar for a while. Who's joining me?

Thanks Logan for the great visual aid.



So I have decided Mary Murphy unanimously wins the crown on this one.

Although, if you mute her when she is giving commentary and press fast forward on the slowest setting (if you are so lucky to have Tivo), she can be pretty funny to watch.


LOVE the Show . . .

But, I can't decide who is more painful to watch:

You decide.


Peanut Gallery

My favorite shot at last month's family picture session was not the grand kids and the grandparents . . .

But rather, this circus making them smile on the other side of the camera.

Followed by the brother shot with Ben laughing so hard because Trevor is squeezing his tush.



So I have been trying to help my grandma find homes for her kittens. My grandma is your token cat lady you have heard about. The single old lady who has eleventy cats. She has so many because she never wants to give her kittens away to anyone that she doesn't know. I thought that to be a little extreme and I thought I could easily help her out by using Craig's list as she is very un-tech savvy,

That was until today when I went to post a classified and these words of caution appeared:

"As you may be aware, animals given away for free can, and unfortunately often do, meet gruesome fates. They can end up in the hands of animal abusers like Barry Herbeck, a Wisconsin man who was convicted last year of torturing and killing animals he obtained through "free to good home" ads. He confessed to taking his kids with him when responding to the ads so people would be comfortable turning animals over to him. People known as "bunchers," who obtain animals illegally from random sources to sell to research facilities for profit, often acquire animals by answering "free to good home" ads. Small animals advertised as "free to good home" are sometimes acquired by individuals who intend to use them as bait in training other animals to fight. Gerbils, hamsters, and young kittens are often acquired to be used as snake food."

Maybe the cat lady has point. reason #345,765 I absolutely despise snakes.

Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested in adopting a kitten. Even if you are in Utah, Arizon or California, I will be in these states this summer.