Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday 13

Since I'm visiting my sister who lives close to St. Louis, I decided to list my favorite places to visit there.

1. The Zoo

2. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

3. The Magic House

4. Fox Theater

5. Grant's Farm

6. Any restaurant on The Hill

7. The Arch

8. The Botanical Gardens

9. Busch Stadium

10. The Old Spaghetti Factory

11. The Science Center

12. The Galleria Shopping Mall

13. The River Front

I've Been Tagged!

My friend Alana has tagged me to share 8 random facts about myself so here it goes...

1. I was on the pom pon squad in high school and we won 1st in state competition!

2. I tried out for the Sugar Bears dance squad in college and didn't make the team.

3. I stood in line for several hours to get Ricky Schroeder's autograph when I was 13 and he was on Silver Spoons.

4. I love to read! I truly am a book worm!

5. I have a Masters degree in teaching.

6. When I was 16, I almost got kicked off of a go cart course for driving to slow. As if that wasn't embarrassing enough, I had my helmet on wrong the whole time. I was looking through the neck hole. This really is one of those things you need to see on video to appreciate.

7. I really dislike sharing ice cream with someone if we have to use the same spoon. It drives me crazy when they only take part of the ice cream off the spoon then stick it back into the bowl. I know it is weird. I can't explain it.

8. I love to make cakes for my kids' birthdays! It can be a little stressful but it is something I can't give up! I enjoy being creative and I love sweets!

Monday, June 25, 2007

iPod Shuffle

As I was strolling through some blogs I found this fun iPod game.

Instructions:1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense. NO CHEATING!

How do you feel today? Don't Ask Me Why by Billy Joel
What’s your outlook on life? Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
What does your family think of you? Free Fallin' by Tom Petty and the Hearthbreakers
What do your friends think of you? Tea and Sympathy by Jars of Clay
What do your exes think of you?Glory by Casting Crowns
How’s your love life?Love and Peace or Else by U2
How will your love life be in the future?Mexico by James Taylor
Are you good at school? Excuse Me Mr. by No Doubt (probably not w/ that attitude)
Will you be successful? Something in the Way She Moves by James Taylor
What song should they play on your birthday?Let Your Mercy Rain by Chris Tomlin
What song should they play at your graduation?God's Been Good To Me by Keith Urban
The Soundtrack of your life?Don't Do Me Like That by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
You and your best friends are? Nobody Drinks Alone by Keith Urban ;)
Happy times: Gravity by John Mayer
Sad times:Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz
Every day:I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
For tomorrow: Just A Girl by No Doubt
For you:Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns
What does next year have in store for me?Freedom by George Michael
What do I say when life gets too hard?There Goes The Neighborhood by Sheryl Crow(Maybe I should share this one with my friend Alana)
What do you want as your career?Waiting For That Day by George Michael
Your favorite saying?All You Need Is Love by The Beatles
How will I die?The Stranger by Billy Joel (Sounds scary)
If you own an iPod or MP3, tag, you're it!

Kansas City or bust

We are heading to KC next week and I wondered if anyone had any family fun ideas for the area. Restaurants? Museums? Attractions? BBQ? Chris would like to take the girls to hear some jazz. Any suggestions?

Friday, June 22, 2007

Wishing Wells

Yesterday on the car ride home my youngest daughter stated, "I wish we had a wishing well!"
How ironic! When I ask her what she would wish for she said, "I want to be a mermaid!" Her older sister replied, "I would wish for more wishes"!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Assisted Living

I've been helping my grandparents transition into assisted living over the last week. My perception of group living has completely changed. As a matter of fact- I think I would like to move in myself. It is like living in a vacation resort. They have a large buffet breakfast every morning and they are waited on for lunch and dinner-which include soup, salad, as many side items as your heart desires, a main course, and dessert. WOW! Now I call that service. Most of us with small children don't even get to sit down to eat our meals unless it is in the car after going to a drive thru. The staff washes sheets and remakes the beds weekly. And if I haven't already sold you on these living arrangements-the residents get a free manicure and massage every month. So I ask why isn't there assisted living for families of young children? We need assistance also. We would love to be pampered and served. I am really thrilled for my grandparents as they embark on this new season of their lives. They are having a great time. I wonder if I'd cramp their style if I moved in next door to them. :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I'm a Blogger!

Yeah!! I have finally entered into the world of blogging! A group of my friends have been blogging for a little over a month and they have all been enjoying themselves so much I had to join in the fun! So I'll dedicate my first blog entry to them. They know who they are. They have dirty dishes stacked in the sink, piles of laundry waiting to be folded, and drive thru employees who know them on a first name basis. I'm sure we will all be in therapy some day for this but it is going to be a blast! Happy Blogging!