Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inspiration... that might make you jealous

I'm sure that if you're an avid blog follower, you've heard of the NieNie Dialogues. If you haven't, you should probably go there and start reading right now... at the first post... I know I sure did. I find her story inspiring on so many levels. How devoted she is to her children, her creativity that spreads throughout her home, her resilience after the accident, and her true trust that there is a higher power (sometimes that's laid on a little heavy for my liking...). As I'm taking this journey through life, educating myselfin all religions is very important to me. I don't believe that there is a true right or wrong or that one belief is better than another, but Nie's strength in her Mormon belief just fascinates me. I honestly don't have the slightest idea of what the Mormon's virtues are (other than no drinking, sex before marriage, or swearing... booooring), but I find them so intriguing that I had to do this:
hahahaha again... for those who have read Nie's blog, you may have noticed the tab on the right. It reads "Would you like a free copy of Nie's favorite book? Click here." So... I clicked there, gave her my info and after I had completely forgotten about it, there it was in the mailbox:
I'm THAT big of a dork that I totally had Nie send my a copy of the Book of Mormon. To be honest... I've read the first page, I don't get it, and I most likely will not go back... BUT she signed it! or at least someone signed it for her... but I'm going to pretend that SHE signed it! and wrote MY name! I mean... this is the woman whose blog I read non-stop every day after work to the point where Roo would come home and say "are we having blog for dinner again?"... yeah. I just may have geeked out whilst opening my treasured package. I'm a nerd... what. I lurv her.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

7 years.

Today was a hard day for my boy. 7 years ago today- one of his best friends left us. 7 years ago today- the guy he would hang out with until 7 am everyday, the guy who taught him how to drive again after the accident, the guy he spent nearly every waking moment with passed away.
Today was a hard day for Roo.
So, here are 5 things just for Roo. I know you're hurting, but I love you.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Second Birthday

Welcome to St. Patricia's Day (aka... my second birthday)
As my name is Patricia (would have been Patrick had I been a boy), I am 40% Irish, I love drinking anything, and green things make me happy I pronounced this to be my second birthday years ago. Here is what I am currently doing/enjoying:

Listening to:


Drinking: everything... cause I'm Irish

I'm also making an Irish Beef and Guinness pot pie... I'm completely (well 80%) making up the recipe, so we'll see how this goes. I'll have to get some reviews from my taste testers and post at a later date.
So... I leave you with this, an Irish Blessing:

For every storm, a rainbow
for every tear, a smile.
For every care, a promise,
and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
a faithful friend to share.
For every sigh, a sweet song,
and an answer to each prayer.

Images Here & Here

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dear Lovey,

Have I told you today how much I love you?
How you can make me laugh harder than anyone in the whole, wide, world?
How everytime I think about you, my heart skips and my smile grows wide?
Even we're mad as hornets, we look at each other and our hearts smile then we laugh h-a-r-d?

Have I told you today how much I love you?
How I never feel more safe than when I'm with you?
How your unwaivering encouragement in everything that I do and want to do means the world to me?
Even when you leave your pee in the basement toilet for days, I still think you're sexxxy?

Have I told you today how much I love you?
How I think that you are going to be the best father the world has ever known?
How I am so happy that I get to spend the rest of my life with you?
Even when your breath stinks, there's no one I'd rather smooch?

I love you my Roo-X!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Help wanted.

Can someone please tell me what happened??

My baby bird has turned into a huge, crazy, hot mess. Maybe it's because she ate the cat:

who likes to take baths:
(DISCLAIMER: yes... the cord of a straightner is in the tub. no... there is no water in the tub you fool)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wanna Join Us??

Why hello there!
The Mr. and I are heading out on our annual Memorial Day/Week trip out west and to Roo's dismay, I've dubbed it the Spring Fling! hahahaha He'll probably be all like "seriously?"... yeah Roo... seriously. We did this last year, although it was mostly just quick stops on our way out to Seatle (best...city...ever.). This time around, we're going to take it slow. Instead of blowing through everything in a day, we're going to spend a few days in each local. Here's what the trip looks like so far:
Tuesday through Friday will be spent in the Tetons and Yellowstone with us scooting home on Saturday and then resting our road-worn bones on Sunday. We camp as much as we can, which is probably the best part. My question for you... would you like to join??
It'll be a blast and I just CANNOT wait until our departure!
RSVP by phone... if you don't know my number, you can't come... sorry ;)