So you probably had to “be there” but let me try to paint you the picture.

Scott and I are watching tv tonight after the kids finally went to bed. Usually we zip through the commercials because TIVO rocks. We just happened to catch part of a new Microsoft spot with the tag line “Windows, life without walls.”

My first thought – if you have no walls – you can’t HAVE windows…..

Anyone out there on the marketing team want to apologize now?

Meme from Facebook

1: I try to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul and strength and fail each day
2: I am terrible at keeping in touch with people (and I am hoping Facebook changes that) I have very few long term friends as a result and I regret that.
3: I can’t spell my way out of a paper bag.
4: I am just a wee bit sarcastic. If you haven’t ever noticed that you don’t know me very well.
5: I was home schooled through high school and I plan to home school my children. (and no that has nothing to do with my spelling)
6: I always wished I had siblings. I once asked my mom if I could have an older brother.
7: I can’t help making references that I think are funny, even if no one else in the conversation gets them.
8: My son was born in a hospital after 26 hours of labor; my daughter was born in my bedroom after 3 hours of labor.
9: 9 is my favorite number because it is my birth date.
10: I love snarky tee shirts, but won’t wear them myself.
11: I am an overachiever and a bit OCD
12: I have had the names of my first 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls) picked out since I was 12 – the list has changed over the years. Now that I have 1 boy and 1 girl I only keep one of each on the “list”
13: My daughter isn’t actually named after me – I just couldn’t come up with another first sound that went well with Leigh that wasn’t already a name.
14: I obsess about how I could have changed things in the past while lying in bed at night.
15: I have an irrational fear that I will forget to count the number 15, so I almost always say it out loud.
16: I always wanted to be a mommy, but told everyone who asked I wanted to work because I knew it wasn’t socially acceptable to plan on raising children.
17: I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 27.
18: I was a competitive gymnast until I was 15. I went to national championships 4 times.
19: My husband and my mom are my best friends
20: When I have strongly held opinions/beliefs and I find it difficult when people haven’t come to the same conclusion I have.
21: My favorite color has been black since I was a child.
22: I love symmetry
23: My greatest fears are looking stupid or failing.
24: My first car was a 1980 Datsun 200SX from my uncle (it was 1993) I crashed it within 6 months.
25: I am an extreme extrovert in situations where I know people, but introverted when I don’t know people.

Ever since I wrote thing I keep coming up with more interesting things I could/should have added… Oh well I am sure there will be another =]

Just a few of the things that make me a M.O.M.

Maker of Meals
Monitor of Miscreants
Marker of Memories
Modeler of Morality
Mourner of Monday
Mender of Minor-injuries
Manifester of Meanings
Maximizer of Money
Minimizer of Messes
Minder of Milestones
Molder of Minds
Moderator of Misunderstandings
Memorizer of Minutiae
Master of Mounds-of-Laundry
Motor-vehicle driver of Minors
Motivator of Motor-skills
Mollifier or Moods
Mover of Mountains
Marketer of Minerals and vegetables
Maintainer of Mementos
Mentor of Midgets
Multiplier of Minutes alone
Manufacturer of Mini-me’s
Monitor of Mobility

I’ll post more later about Christmas, but I just had to memorialize this saying . . .

“So, squirrels are just rats with a blow dryer.”

We were driving through Palo Alto’s Christmas Tree lane; one house always has a nutcracker, princess and rat king. The Rat king is particularly scary because he has 4 faces/heads. Anyway Chanler is fascinated with nutcrackers this year and was talking about the nutcracker biting walnuts. He also wanted to know why they had a rat king out with the nutcracker. Trying to explain the idea of protagonist/antagonist. hero/villain, etc. was too much for him, he concluded that the rat king must have been trying to steal the nutcrackers walnut. Hence the change from rat king to squirrel king came about and the former statement (which is a take off of another favorite – squirrels are just rats with furry tails). Too funny. It probably also helps that 1) I hate squirrels, and 2) it was late

You Are Bert

Extremely serious and a little eccentric, people find you loveable – even if you don’t love them!

You are usually feeling: Logical – you rarely let your emotions rule you

You are famous for: Being smart, a total neat freak, and maybe just a little evil

How you life your life: With passion, even if your odd passions (like bottle caps and pigeons) are baffling to others