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Because I really like to laugh….and I’m addicted to YouTube

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This video is HILARIOUS!!!!! I have recently become addicted to YouTube and the many funny clips it offers of some of my favorite shows. It’s wonderful b/c I can watch the funny stuff and leave out the boring stuff. πŸ˜† One of my favorite shows is Everybody Loves Raymond b/c really, I am married to Ray I think sometimes. And really, Jake is married to Debra sometimes. πŸ˜† Enjoy this HILARIOUS clip and while watching it, know that I was laughing so hard I was crying and trying NOT to pee my pants. πŸ˜† When you’re done, tell me what your favorite comedy is so I can look it up on YouTube for some more laughs. πŸ˜€

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Happy 4th Birthday Dylan Lukas!!!

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Dylan turns FOUR YEARS OLD at 3:29pm April 28th. I cannot believe my baby is turning FOUR. FOUR. FOUR YEARS OLD. To some of you seasoned parents, four seems like nothing, but he is my first baby. I remember the day he was born like it happened this morning. At dinner tonight I was telling him EXACTLY what I had for dinner four years ago, b/c I remember exactly what I had for dinner four years ago. My mom made me one of her comfort dishes. Now, some of you may cringe, but we love this dinner….. fried spam, fried potatoes, corn, green beans, and macaroni and cheese. I rarely eat it anymore, but I love when my mom makes it for me. YUM! We joke that that is the meal to make a baby want to exit FAST. haha! I even tried eating it at the end of the next two pregnancies to see if it would spark anything. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜† Out of all of my kids, Dylan is the most like me in every way possible. My connection with him is different than the other two also. Not more or better, just different. I had to learn everything with him. I didn’t love him instantly either. 😯 Don’t look at me like that. I’m being real here. I felt protective of him, like it was my responsibility to take care of this…this… THING… but I had no emotional attachment to him right away. I TOLD people I loved him immensely. I TOLD people I would give my life for him in an instant. I TOLD people I was happier than ever. I wasn’t. I wasn’t NOT happy, but I wasn’t “in love” with him either. I didn’t KNOW him. It took about a week for that attachment to set in. A week of sleepless nights. A week of crying jags. A week of trying to learn how to breastfeed. A week of trying to figure out this whole entire new person. Trial by fire. I’m still not sure I’ve passed. πŸ˜‰ What I am trying to say is, I had so far to go to learn to be a Mom with Dylan, that my attachment to him has a lot to do with what he taught me about being a mom. Oh yes, a baby can teach you a few things. πŸ˜† With Aidan, it was a lot easier, I was more laid back. And poor Owen, he just got thrown into the mix. πŸ˜†

Four years ago I became a Mommy. And this is the boy who did it to me. πŸ˜€ (forgive me b/c the pics aren’t in perfect order and I couldn’t figure out how to change that)

Dylan 4 years old

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Dylan 4 yrs

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Dylan 3.5 years oldDylan 3.5 yrs

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Dylan 3 years oldDylan 3 yrs

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Dylan 2.5 years oldDylan 2.5 yrs

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Dylan 2 years oldDylan 2yrs

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Dylan 1 year oldDylan, 1 year old

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Dylan Lukas 18 months

Dylan 18 months old

To tickle your funny bone….and because I am lazy

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I have no energy or complete thoughts right now that would be worth blogging about. It would be a majorly random post if I did blog. I am however LOVING reading up on everyone else’s blogs. One such blog was Miss Mandy’s. Her post talking about her love of the Friends episodes sent me into a tummy aching gut busting laugh session while I watched just about every youtube video having to do with Friends. My favorite is Ross and I have included aΒ small montageΒ here for your viewing pleasue. Also, theΒ Leather Pants episode is by far one of my favorites. Β So, thank you to my blogging friends who are giving me lots to read while I feel like writing nothing about anything. πŸ˜† Oh, and to Mandy for the hilarious Friends chit chat. It couldn’t BE any funnier. πŸ˜‰

It’s anyones guess….

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So Tammy inspired me with this post to do a post about what I just ate for lunch. I was sitting there eating thinking “if I posted the ingredients to what I had for lunch, I wonder if anyone could guess what it is I am actually eating and drinking?” And then I ventured over to her blog to see that she had just done a post on what she had for lunch (which btw, will never do for this lover of food πŸ˜† ) and I thought “I’m gonna post my ingredients.”

So, here they are. And Love, I know, I know, I know….. probably not the BEST thing in the world, but there are worse things. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†Β  Whyyyyy do I hear your (Love’s) “voice” whenever I post about food????? πŸ˜†

What I ate: (2 kinds of this btw):cultered pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes, annatto(color), potato starch, and powdered cellulose added to prevent caking, natamycin (a natural mold inhibitor) Contains: milk

WITH THIS: enriched bleached wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, vegetable shortening (soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil), seasoning(salt, maltrodextrin, jalapeno pepper, onion, yeast, extract, garlic, citric acid, modified cornstarch, partially hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oil, natural and aritificial flavor, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, aritificial color-fd&c yelow #5 and #6-, silicon dioxide-anticaking agent-, and contains 2% or less of: salt, leavening (sodium bicarbonate, sodium aluminum sulfate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate, and/or sodium acid pyrophosphate, calcium sulfate), calcium propionate and sorbic acid and/or potassium sorbate (preservatives), distilled monoglycerides, wheat starch, amylase, tricalcium phosphate, cellulose gum, dough conditioners(fumeric acid, sodium metabisulfite and/or mono-and diglycerides. Contains:wheat.

And while I ate that, I drank this: carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame, phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate (preserves freshness*), caffeine, citric acid, natural flavors. Phenylketonurics:contains phenylalanine.

*isn’t that like an oxymoron or something??????Β  πŸ˜•

So, what did I have for lunch? Any takers??? πŸ˜‰

I interrupt this blogging break to ask you…

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….HOW DO YOU UNPACK?!?! WITH THREE KIDS UNDERFOOT?!?!

Seriously, any unpacking ideas would be great. Teresa (SIL) gave some awesome ones and I have mostly tried to go by that, but I am STILL having trouble. Oh yeah, and Jake isn’t here to help so it’s all me.

DROWING PEOPLE!!! DROWNING I TELL YOU!!! πŸ˜†Β Β Β  πŸ˜†Β Β Β  πŸ˜†Β Β Β  πŸ˜†

Need A Break

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So every once in a while I get a little tired of my blog. I’m sure I’m not the only one. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜† haha! I’m just not feeling very bloggy lately. I think it has a lot to do with how tired we are I am. Seriously, this whole sleeping on the floor on an ultra thin camping mattress really sucks the life out of you. I haven’t been this tired since I was 9 months pregnant. Seriously, THAT TIRED. 😯

So, I am taking the pressure off of myself to blog. I do that. Put pressure on myself when it’s not needed. It’s like learning, once it’s required of you, it’s not fun anymore….which is why I always hated school. Love learning, hate school. Soooo, being the black and white person that I am, I have blog standards that are ridiculous. πŸ˜† I keep coming back to this issue in my life. It is my nemesis. Black and White. All or Nothing. And it is soooo tiring.

A week or two ago my sister in law went on STRIKE on her blog. hahaha!! I thought it was hilarious b/c I knew just what she was talking about. Now that she has retired her STRIKE sign, I am borrowing it. πŸ˜‰

I didn’t say I wouldn’t be reading though. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

Ranting….it calms the frustrations

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So, I must first say, I am following Darla’s lead and doing my first ever RANT post. haha! I love a good rant. I’m actually kind of a ranting person by nature, although it’s usually driven by low blood sugar and an empty stomach…..or a need for caffiene. haha! πŸ˜†

  • the nasty pungent smell that makes it’s way down to the base on a windy day, in which case would be everyday here in Minot. πŸ˜‰ (btw, that smell, it’s from a sewege plant up the highway a ways and only smells in the spring when it’s thawing out from the winter. Lovely. πŸ˜• )
  • when my kids ask us something LITERALLY 100 times in a day. “Are we really going to the park like you said?” “YES! Like I said 99 other times today, we are REALLY going to the park!” ……. ten minutes later “We are still going to the park later aren’t we mommy?” *sigh* πŸ˜†
  • when Owen REFUSES to go to sleep and INSISTS on playing and cooing and laughing in a way that only a gorgeous baby can….. in a way that you almost can’t refuse. πŸ˜‰ I said almost. πŸ˜†
  • Walmart associates who take it as a personal offense when you return something that didn’t work out for you (rug πŸ˜† )
  • when someone has been asking for pictures and you send them only to find out they haven’t even looked at them yet. πŸ˜† haha (I must clarify, I actually find this funny in an annoying way. Make sense? Good)
  • moochers….. specifically moochers who don’t KNOW they are mooching. Worst kind.
  • OH! People who ride motorcycles w/o ANY kind of protection on at all. Makes my skin crawl. πŸ˜• We’ve seen a LOT of that here. Gives me chills.
  • The most annoying thing I saw this week….. parents that were pushing their BABY (little little baby) in a stroller with the baby still in the carseat so it was facing them, it was just attached to the stroller, and they were smoking and the smoke was LITERALLY blowing in the baby’s face. 😦  You may want to smoke, but I’m fairly sure your newborn baby doesn’t.
  • I especially love when I take my morning to sleep in (we alternate sometimes) and I get up after Jake and the boys have been up a while only to find that no diapers have been changed and no one has been fed. This also happens when I am getting ready to go somewhere. It’s like time stands still until I arrive. Their bladders however, don’t. πŸ˜‰Β  When I bring this to Jake’s attention, he looks like someone just shook him awake from a coma and starts to nervously giggle. πŸ˜†
  • And my number ONE rant right now….. that we know EXACTLY where our furniture is and we can’t get it yet. πŸ˜† We literally drive RIGHT BY IT everytime we go into town, but we still have to wait to get it. Stinks. I told Jake I want to break into the place, find my couches, and just sit. πŸ˜† haha!

*DEEEEEEEEEEEEEP BREATH* Okay I feel better now. πŸ˜‰ Those weren’t so bad. They were mostly those funny annoyances. I can laugh at almost all of those rants, almost. Give or take a few. πŸ˜‰ I can laugh, b/c laughing is sometimes all you can do when you’re frustrated.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa! πŸ˜†Β Β Β  πŸ˜†Β Β Β  πŸ˜†