Friday Letters

Friday letters

Dear NF, You make me smile the BIGGEST smile every day since you were born.  I love you so so much!  You’re pretty dramatic lately and I guess this is the “terrible 2’s”.

Dear Smellen, I say this all the time, but I am SO glad you moved back and are a big part of mine and NF’s life.

Dear Leah and Corey on Teen Mom 2, I love that they can communicate about their daughters with their new spouses there and keep the children’s best interest in mind completely… it was beautiful to see no arguing and everyone acting like mature parents!  Ahh it made me happy to not see a mess but good communication.

Dear Chelsea Houska’s Hair, I love you!


What I’m Loving Wednesday

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It’s Wednesday and this is what I’m loving…
Sesame Street Live: we went Sunday and It was great!  These are the memories I will keep forever.
Chelsea Houska’s hair: I am always loving this girl’s hair
Starbucks introducing Vanilla Macchiato: I haven’t had it yet, but I can’t wait!!  (I still have some $ on my Christmas gift cards!)


What I’m loving Wednesday…

what Im loving wednesday

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NF: This little boy couldn’t make me happier.  He’s been saying, “Ohhhh B!”  (or “O BEE!”) and we have no idea what it means.  But he says it, we say it back, he says it again – we’re probably encouraging this as actual language.  He’s been saying ball, car, and keys.  In his “first words” book I ask him where the banana is, and he POINTS TO IT!  I’m amazed.  He also points to the telephone in the book and says, “ELLO ELLO” (hello, hello).  I have no idea if he’s right on track, ahead of the game, he is so incredibly smart to me. (done bragging).  April 30th 2013 was his 1 1/2 birthday!

keep swimming

Life: Typically I keep this blog really light.  Not too much personal stuff.  Three weeks ago my dad found out he had kidney stones.  Two weeks after that he had surgery to get them out.  They couldn’t get them out for whatever reason – but they found a tiny tumor.  They removed the tumor and checked it for cancer.  He has (or had) bladder cancer.  He goes in for a second try in a week to get the stones out.  The cancer is low grade.  He had no symptoms.  If it weren’t for the kidney stones and the surgery to get them removed (because they didn’t pass) no one would have known about the bladder cancer.  So hallelujah to kidney stones.


Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches: Looking for something to make in your slow cooker?  Looking for something to make that a man will love.  THIS IS IT!  and it couldn’t be easier.  All you need is a slow cooker, chicken breasts, buffalo wing sauce, package dry ranch salad dressing mix, butter (probably optional), and some rolls.  Add cheese or blue cheese whatever to your liking.  Whoa!  This would be terrific for Football Sundays.  Buy slider rolls – and people will dig right in making their own mini buffalo chicken sandwiches.  Check it here…


Target:  Before I started reading blogs I never really knew about the incredibleness of Target.  I gave it a shot.  I had NO idea what I was missing.  Target is the perfect place to go at 8 AM with a baby/toddler.  You can get your starbucks coffee.  Slowly browse in a clean store with random amazing finds with basically all the other mom’s that know the secret of Target.  Toddler getting crazy?  Didn’t bother to bring puffs? (for the record I didn’t know what puffs were a year ago, now they’re like a life staple)  So grab a container, pop it open, and start feeding it to him, and pay at the register.  I have no shame.  Who is there to judge at 8 AM?  The other mom’s doin the same thing, I don’t think so.  Anyway, what I want to say is, thanks bloggers for letting the wonders of Target be known.


Chelsea Houska’s Hair: I’m always lovin this girl’s hair.

What I’m Loving Wednesday!

what Im loving wednesday


My little Fam: This picture is from Nicky Flash’s (that’s what I’ve been callin him lately) 1st birthday party.  Next month he’ll be 1 1/2!  I can’t believe it!

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Cheeky Monkey Tomato Garlic Dipping Oil: Holy Moley.  Cheeky Monkey Foods have a kiosk in the new part of the Syracuse Mall, Destiny USA, formally known (but still known by me) as Carousel Mall.  You can try samples there of this amazzzzing dipping oil.  I LOVE to dip bread into flavored oil… it’s like my favorite thing to do.  I still really do love Pastabilities Spicy Tomato Oil too.  This tastes different though.  Cheeky Monkey is strangely sweet and also spicy all at the same time.  Check it out here.

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Drunk Uncle: I am pretty positive he’s my favorite part of SNL like ever.


Dennis Rodman Fired From All-Star Celebrity Apprentice:  And why did he get fired??  Because they miss spelled Melania’s name on their ad which is the name of the product they were promoting.  Aint no body got time for spell check!!


Chelsea Houska’s Hair: I’m always lovin this girl’s hair.


Andy Dick’s Dance Monday night on DWTS: WHAT!?  Yeah.  I liked it.  And I cried.  It had to have been the song choice, Hallelujah.  That song alone can make you burst into tears.  I was weeping riiight along with Carrie Ann Inaba… but Nicholas wasn’t into it and he tried ruining the moment by playing with his toys that play long obnoxious songs.  I didn’t let that distract me though – I stayed focused and I let the tears flow.  Writing that felt ridiculous, but that’s really how it all happened.


This picture: I found this picture on Going the Distance blog.  It makes me happy.