Thursday, June 26, 2008


Today was a funny morning in our home! Let me start with last night first, so that todays story makes sense! For some of you that don't know, my hubby has tattoos on both of his arms and also on his chest, and last night he got out of the shower, and for the first time, JJ showed and intrest in his tattoos. I don't really think he has ever even noticed them! So, last night, daddy had to give JJ a lesson on what they were called :) So, JJ learned a new word.."tattoo" and he says it SO cute! So, moving onto our funny morning.......

JJ was reading and playing in his bedroom, while I took a potty break. As I came out of the bathroom, I heard a scary sound that all you moms will recognize...It was the eery sound of silence! Usually the first predictor that something may be going terribly wrong! So, I shout out "JJ!" for about 2 minutes and couldnt find him, which for a mom, seems like 2 hours! A tense and whopping 2 minutes later, I found JJ in the corner of his room... He looked at me and said, "Dada", I said "Dadas at work"... Then I saw it... all over his arms, chest and legs...PEN! I looked at him and said "JJ! What are you doing writing all over yourself?!?!" and he said.... brace yourself............ "TATTOO!!"

Here is what I found.....

Monday, June 16, 2008

Belated Father's Day!

It's a day late, but you know what they say..better late than never! I just wanted to wish my wonderful husband a happy fathers day! As well as my own dad :) I love my husband SOO much I couldn't have chosen a better father or husband.. he is such a good daddy I love to see him with little JJ and to see how proud he is that his son carries his name is the cutest thing! I see so much of him in my little Jeff and it makes me so happy. Babe, you have given us such a great life, and you continue to do so! I am so proud of you for all that you do for us! You are the best, and I hope you always remember how much you mean to us! And to my dad.. I love you so much and it makes my heart happy to see how much you love my son, and how much he loves you! You are the best dad EVER! Love you both!!

Grandpa and his 'buckaroo'...these two love each other SOO much! I love to see my baby with his 'gampa'!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Baseball Pics...

I decided that it would be really cute to do some pictures of JJ and Jeff for Father's Day, andsince Jeff's favorite thing is baseball... what better idea than baseball pictures! So, we went to the high school baseball field and here's what we got.........

This is going to be the one that I get blown up to 11x20 and in black and white for Jeff's office at work! I absolutely LOVE this picture!

So, I really don't love this picture of me, but it was the only one with all three of us actually looking at the camera! And by the way, yes I DO posses a right index finger, I have no idea what I was doing..............

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Goose egg and decorations....

So, it's random post time! I have a couple things to talk about so.... First of all, I have this friggin awesome recipe for all you summer pasta salad lovers! (I happen to be one of 'em, so this is my new favorite!) So here's the recipe..write it down and MAKE IT! You will become addicted... Second, I have a few pictures of JJ's recent fall off of a mattress..yes it left quite the goose egg, the pictures don't do it justice! And last but not least, I have posted some pictures of my new house and two areas that I am super proud of! We painted our whole house brown, with the exception of one wall in the living room that we painted burnt orange, and a half wall in JJ's room the same orange... So check em out and let me know what you think! Sorry this blog is REALLY long, I hope you stopped by my page with a little time to spare!!!


6-8 Chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite size pieces
(I use a whole rotisseri chicken from costco all cut up, its the best!)
1- 12 oz bag cooked bowtie pasta
2 C mayo
1/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp. ginger (No more than this, or the taste gets too strong)
1 bunch green onions
4-5 celery ribs, finely chopped
2-3 green apples, finely chopped
Red seedless grapes (As many as you like)
2 small cans mandarine oranges, drained
1- 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained ( I leave a little juice so the apples don't turn brown, and it gives the salad a more moist consistancy)
Sliced almonds or pecans (Optional) I don't use the nuts myself, I like a more summery fruity taste, and I think the nuts make it more..well nutty!

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except pasta. I always put the pineapple in first so that when I cut the apples into the bowl, they don't turn brown! I cut all the fruits and veggies by hand, but as I was typing this, I thought you could probably use a food processor and chop them in there! It would save a lot of hand muscle!
After everything is in, add the COOLED and DRIED pasta to the mix. Having the pasta cool and dry is important so that the sauce sticks really well! Cool, and enjoy!

So, thats the recipe..everyone let me know how you like it! And let me know if any of you add or take away anything to make it a little different or even better! (which is nearly impossible!) Here are the pictures I told you about.....

Yes, that is my SON with a PINK friggin' binkie!
This pic really doesn't give the gooser justice!

Here is my orange wall in my front room...with a black armoire and a black shelf! Waddya think??? Heres a close up.................. It's really not as bright orange as these make it look! Our house is a little dark and all of the other walls being brown make it darker, so I did NOT paint my walls neon orange, I swear!
And heres JJs wall.. I have yet to get the 6 inch white chair rail up... so just bear with the lack of a 'finished product' picture! This is the close up, and this next one shows his bookshelf underneath....

On top of his armoire, I put the name sign that Grandpa Campbell made little JJ, he calls him his little buckaroo, so I think this name sign will be something that will always be special too JJ!

This is just a random wall that I put a shelf that I found at DI up! I painted the little dogs and doghouse, and added a poem with JJ and "Gampa" (thats what JJ calls him) that I scrapbooked and framed.

So this is the end of the longest post in history..sorry to keep you, but I had to get it all in!