6.11.2008

More words....

Today Trae's "spillproof" cup leaked again....on my kitchen floor. Trae was running to the door to greet Jason and noticed the milk on the floor when he rounded the corner. He stopped, pointed, and said "oooh, milk!" just like that. I really need to start using my video camera so I remember how cute they are when they talk!

Things that make you think.....

The Proust Questionnaire


I stole this from Alaina.

The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature. Here is the basic Proust Questionnaire.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being with my family.

What is your greatest fear? Losing my husband or kids.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Impatience

What is the trait you most deplore in others? Incompetence

Which living person do you most admire? My Dad and the workers

What is your greatest extravagance? Salon Shampoo

What is your current state of mind? Irritable

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Popularity

On what occasion do you lie? To spare feelings, but I try to suggest another option and soften the blow, as in..."well that's cute, but this one flatters you more..."

What do you most dislike about your appearance? Weight

Which living person do you most despise? Well, that's not nice.

What is the quality you most like in a man? Honesty

What is the quality you most like in a woman? Genuine

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? "Like"

What or who is the greatest love of your life? My kids and Husband

When and where were you happiest? When I first started dating my husband.

Which talent would you most like to have? Computer skills.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My weight. Or the fact that I'm so caught up in being thin.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? 4 kids by the time I'm 25.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? Person. I'd come back to my kids and be their mom again.

Where would you most like to live? Somewhere warm, but since our family is here, that's where we choose to stay.

What is your most treasured possession? My camera and my scrapbooks and pictures.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being all alone. I can't really imagine not ever having kids either...I think it would get boring only worrying about ourselves and no one to come home for the holidays. It's not for me, obviously.

What is your favorite occupation? Photographer, hands down.

What is your most marked characteristic? Sarcasm and impatience.

What do you most value in your friends? Loyalty

Who are your favorite writers? I don't have a favorite. I read all types of books.

Who is your hero of fiction? Hmm, I haven't a clue.

Which historical figure do you most identify with? Martin Luther King...as in I have a lot of dreams and want to make a difference in the world.

Who are your heroes in real life? My Mom and Dad.

What are your favorite names? Elliot, Brookleyn, Trae, and Cash.

What is it that you most dislike? Dishonesty and ungratefullness.

What is your greatest regret? Not getting into photography sooner. I was scared to put so much money out for my camera, but I could've skipped the group home phase if I wasn't so chicken.

How would you like to die? I'm afraid of dying....I guess surrounded by my family at an old age.

What is your motto? Give it all you've got....no sense doing something that you're not going to give your best at.

Bedroom Set




This is th steal we got for $75! I guess I forgot to take a picture of the chair, but it matches the set...


My parents dropped their dogs off last night because they are going up to Iron Bridge, Canada. I decided last night that I am going to move the kids bedtime from 7:30pm to 9pm so that they sleep longer. The were getting up at 7am on school days, but now that school is out, they get up at 6:30am. This morning they got up at that time after going to bed at 9:30-10 begging me to get up and go feed the dogs. They were really convincing, they said Erica SAID they have to be fed early in the morning. Trae was still asleep, an I sent them back to bed several times, but they came back and I finally got a phone call, so I got up.....and discovered they had eaten my entire chocolate stash. (a small stash...I bought 3 KitKats last night, and my mom bought a 6 pack of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups last night). I would have liked one of each anyway. Oh, and my biggest issue is that they bounce off the walls from morning till night as it is, so we really want to start out our day on a sugar high? I think not.

About 2 months ago (or more!) we bought closet doors for the kids and french doors for our bathroom. In the picture of the bed you can see them still standing behind it in the garage. Anyway, yesterday Elliot found Jason's old skateboard and decided to skate by the door, grab the plastic on it, and pull the door down on himself. not cool. I decided to light a fire under Jason's but to get the door in now, after all we paid over $500 for the french doors alone. Not a cheap thing to replace. Oh, and Jason said I can't paint the bedroom set, so he'll be doing that to. We are spray painting it, so the fumes would be pretty bad, so I guess I'll let him do it. We listed his dirt bike on craigslist yesterday, and I recieved 3 e-mails last night. I responded to them all, and so far haven't heard back from anyone, but cross your fingers for us! It will feel good to get some things done. Jason picked up a side job, so hopefully he's efficient and we can pick up some extra cash and not have him gone to much.
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