Sunday, November 10, 2013

Killing Me Softly...

This time change has kicked my butt all week. I have been ready to go to bed around 7pm...I've held out most nights to a whopping 10 but I have been so tired at night. I guess the bright side is we have been up and it super early every day this week! 

Anyway, that's not what this post is about. But to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what its about.

 If you've been following college football you are aware that Oregon lost to Stanford Thursday night. Oregon was the other major contender for the championship so it looks like as long as FSU and Bama don't lose, they'll be in the champoinship game. 

Bama still has a few hard games left so that makes me nervous. Although we did beat LSU which is always fun! They're one of my least favorite teams so I love when we beat them! And it looks like our coach is going to go to Texas (UT) next year. Major bummer. College football is so stressful! 

On an unrelated note, my car got broken into last night. I am assuming it was a kid because they ransacked my purse and threw it in my neighbor's yard several houses down. It still had my credit/debit cards in it, and nothing else was missing from my car. I'm a little shocked because I left my laptop in there in my backpack.  I'm guessing they were after cash but luckily for me, I didn't have any in my purse or wallet - that's how I roll - all unorganized and stuff! :) I did call and cancel my cards just in case. I am missing a check that I was going to deposit but I am hoping it won't be too painful to get it reissued. 

My dad suggested it was probably someone looking for drug money which makes me so uneasy.I know it sounds so crazy but we have just always felt so safe here but not as much anymore. I am so thankful that I got my purse and wallet back, and that it was my car not our house. Still, it made me mad and I want to be sure we're being more careful. Lesson learned - no valuables in the car. Ever. 

And on another unrelated note...

Graphic picture ahead...

I'd like to think of this as a PSA -- dryers are dangerous. I cut my thumb on mine putting clothes in it last Friday. It wasn't that big and didn't really hurt all that bad but it was a little meaty. It still hasn't closed all the way but it's getting better. So the point is, don't do any laundry. It could kill you. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013


 We had so much fun with Halloween this year!!! I am certain we had at least 5 Halloween events and Madeline had the time of her life at every one of them! She wouldn't wear her owl costume this year - she refused to wear it last year too. She won't wear any costume that goes around her head. Thanks to the Halloween episode of Dora, she wanted to be a bumble bee! 

Trunk or Treat at church
 On Halloween Madeline had a party at school. They asked the parents to come for the "party" if we wanted to so I did. It was me and one other mom, and it wasn't much of a party. It was a bunch of 2 year olds eating cupcakes. Madeline saw me and immediately said, "Mom, I not go yet. I gotta eat my pancake". Pancake = cupcake. I felt so loved! :)


When we got home, we got our own party started. I decided that this year is the year we are starting our family traditions. I want every holiday and birthday to be special. Before I picked her up from school I did a little baking. I was making this popcorn candy corn thing but I burnt the white chocolate so that was a bust!

Burnt white chocolate = not very appetizing

 The popcorn survived and nobody knew the difference...except me.
I also made candy corn cupcakes...I have to say they were delicious and SO pretty. I don't think my cupcakes have ever looked so good! haha

Madeline helped me decorate the table. She had so much fun setting out the plates, cups, and napkins. She also put one of her forks and spoons on every napkin. It was so cute! We had Frito pie for our meal to round out the healthiness! 


 After we set up for our party, and Terry got home we went trick or treating. Our neighborhood is so crazy on Halloween. It was insane how many kids there were. Madeline had so much fun though and wasn't scared of anything. One guy brought a real chainsaw and cranked it and people were screaming. I thought it was so funny. Madeline wasn't even phased by it - she was in the candy zone. She is normally kinda shy but she was saying trick or treat, thank you, and happy Halloween to everyone we saw! She loved seeing all the costumes, and her favorite thing was seeing dogs dressed up. It was so fun!
Even Gizmo loved Halloween!!!

After the second street Terry came home to hand out candy, and we went down one more street. Madeline would've never quit but it was so dark, and she already had so much candy! When we got home we ate and had our little party. Madeline was going crazy - she was running laps and throwing napkins in the air one minute, and the next thing I knew she was passed out on the couch. It was hilarious! She slept until 9:45 Friday morning  and she looked pretty rough when she woke up. I don't think she has ever had so much fun - even at Disney World.