Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kallie had a little lamb....

Little lamb, little lamb,

Kallie had a little lamb,

It's fleece was white as snow.

And everywhere that Kallie went,

Kallie went, Kallie went,

Everywhere that Kallie went,

LambChop was sure to go.

To make a long story short (because today has been a long day), Lambchop is lost, people!  We ran a few errands yesterday (LC came along) and we didn't notice until bedtime that she was nowhere to be found.  Needless to say, I have since been to the post office, the grocery store, and my parents house several times to search for her.  I'm sure all of the people at the Post Office and Grocery store think I'm crazy...if not the first time I called and came in asking about a stuffed animal, then certainly the second or third (I made Tim go in tonight as to save myself some embarrassment).  I even left my name and number with them....just in case.   Just in case they come across her...or someone else comes across her and instead of seeing a raggedly ol' stuffed animal and tossing her in the trash, they see a VERY LOVED stuffed animal and turn her in.  I told Tim that I feel like posting flyers around the places I think she could be (ya know, like when people lose their cat or dog)...maybe even run an add in the paper - "LOST - Small dirty white lamb.  Approximately 12" tall.   1.2 pounds.  Shy, but friendly.  Responds to the name LambChop or LC."  We'll find her best picture to use and maybe even offer a little reward for finding her or any tips that lead to her safe return home.  I'll stop short of calling the police and filing a missing persons report!  I'm not THAT crazy!!!  But seriously, I've looked in parking lots, torn the van apart, as well as our house, and Tim and I may, or may not have, checked out the dumpsters behind Food Maxx :/  I am SO sad!  Lambchop is like a member of our family, and I'm not even being funny right now.  She comes with us, camping...
(she gets her own smore ;)

Pumpking patches...


We have driven across town at bedtime to get her when we've left her at grandma and grandpa's on accident; we talk to her, and about her, like a person (obviously); we even take camwow pictures of her (if you have an iPhone or an ipod and you don't know what camwow is, I highly recommend funny!  The kids love it and we all laugh so hard taking pictures of ourselves and each other).

I know some of you might not understand, but my heart felt like it was breaking today...driving around looking for LambChop, eventually realizing that we were most likely not going to find her and that we wouldn't see her again.  Yes, I know we can order a new one (already done), but it's not the same.  I wanted to save LambChop to show Kallie later - "This was your lovie!"  This new Jelly Cat Bashful Lamb that's on her way to our house right now might look like LambChop (well, like she used to anyway), but she isn't the same LambChop that Kallie has been going to sleep with every night...the one that she rubs in between her fingers and on her cheeks when she's tired.  It will be nice and soft and fluffy.....Lambchop is anything but after three and a half years of a lot of love and a lot of washings! The original LC can't be replaced.  That's why I'm still holding out hope (as small as it may be) that she turns up somewhere.  It could happen, right???!  Please let it happen....we miss you LambChop!!!  

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I...flat out...suck!!!  No matter how good my intensions are, I haven't managed to get back to blogging!  I have, however, done a lot of thinking about it.  And I think I know what my problem is...I'm a chronological kind of gal.  I like things in a certain order and it's hard for me to jump from A to C without taking care of B.  That's just how I am.  It all started with a trip to Rush Ranch we took (months ago now). I never got around to posting it...and then we went to Disney on Ice....but I couldn't blog about that because I hadn't posted Rush Ranch yet.  And the same goes for our trip to the snow, and the beach, and Easter, and Mother's Day, and all the other fun (and some not so fun) things we've done in between.  It's snowballed and now I feel like I have this HUGE "To Do" list.  And the more things I have to do, the more I procrastinate!  This might be news to some (definitely not those who know me), but I am THE QUEEN of procrastination!  If you look procrastination up in the dictionary, there is a picture of me right next to it!!!  BUT...there comes a certain time and place where I decide I can't take it anymore...where the long list of things I've been putting off becomes too much for me to carry around and/or think about anymore.....and that's when I kick ass!  This is where I'm at right now, people!  I am about to kick some blogging butt!!!  Now whether that means I go back and post lots of our latest adventures....or just pick up from where we are now, I don't know.  We'll just have to see.....but in the meantime, here's a pic of my little cutie.  We've enjoyed some nice weather lately and it never ceases to amaze me how much fun kids can have with something as simple as a water hose and a little water...awe to be young again!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


This is what life at 36 looks like...

Actually, it looks a little more like this - Emma posing for the camera, Timmy making one of his several weird faces, and Kallie not paying attention at all!!!  I also didn't edit the chocolate off of their faces - probably should have tried this pic before dinner :)  

Oh yeah, and if I was feeling a little special today because it was my birthday, Kallie gave me this  "birthday card" that she made for "me"... and it pretty much says it all - lol!