Friday, August 29, 2008


Biscuit and I just returned from our trip to California. We had a great time visiting family, and he was thrilled to fly for the first time. On our return home, he got the full experience... we flew right into the remnants of hurricane Fay going into the Atlanta airport. His mother, who does not handle turbulance well due to a seat-gripping experience several years ago, was beside herself, and was forced to pull out the acting performance of her career. Whee, wasn't that fun?!?

We were supposed to have an hour layover in Atlanta, but for some reason, headwinds or whatever, we landed with 20 minutes to spare before our Knoxville flight took off.

SO, I grabbed Biscuit by the shoulders, looked him dead in the eye, tightened his little backpack straps, and said, "Son, you and me. We're gonna make this plane." And off we were, running from terminal A to B, which in Atlanta is no short run, hair flying and cough drops flying out of an unzipped pocket of my backpack.

We made it. Barely. It was a true bonding experience, knocking over little ol' ladies and taking out unsuspecting children with our flying backpacks.

The trip itself to California was wonderful, filled with fun and family time.
Biscuit needed serious coaxing to pose for this picture. This was a little dinosaur museum close to Palm Springs.
Can you see Biscuit sitting on his toe?
Aunt Judy and Biscuit

I've seen the desert many times in my life, but there's nothing like seeing one of God's amazing creations for the first time through your child's eyes.

We had a wonderful time, and hugs and kisses to my wonderful family out there, who I love deeply and there's just never enough time to visit.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Over at MizFit today...

I just love the blog world, and the best part about it is meeting wonderfully fantastic sweet darlins like Carla over at MizFit. Check out the wonderfully flattering post about SuperNoots. I've been busy busy today, and hope to be busy busy for a while thanks to Miz sharing the SuperNoots love!

Also, I discovered a new site today, via MizFit... it's HealthyHostess, and I've added her to my blogroll, because I'm loving all the great recipes! Hope you enjoy it, too :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Oh, the guilt!

The first day of school!
With SuperNoots growing more and more every day, TDH and I had to make the tough, tough decision to start the twins in pre-school one year earlier than planned. After a jam-packed summer, I thought their first day of school would go like this... drop the kids off, grab a well-deserved frappuccino from Starbucks, head home, organize the house, work, send out way-over-due thank you notes from Biscuit's birthday party, breathe...

It didn't quite go as planned.

When I walked into that quiet, empty house, it did not say organize me. It said, bad mommy.

So, I cried and sat numb from the brain down for the rest of the day.

The second day of school, I pulled myself together for a nice walk. I didn't walk for exercise as much as I walked for a little clarity, and it came to me somewhere between the warm sun and the cool breeze that this transition into the working mom world is not going to be as easy as I thought.

So, last week I spent most of my time piddling and dealing with a family crisis or two, including my transmission going out, Red's trip the ER for a cut on the head, and two of my three grandparents going into the hospital. Everyone's okay now, except for the car, and I'm happy to say I'm pulling myself together over here!

Here are a few pics from our last few weeks of summer vacation.

Here is Biscuit, his cousin, and Aunt Frankie taking it easy in Atlanta. Biscuit is loving the swimming this summer.
Biscuit with me, my Godson and one of our dear friends :)

Red and Blondie

Oh, almost forgot... on a side note, check out Ship Full O' Pirates post today. Mother Hen found us a great link to an incredible way to save money on groceries and household items at CVS. Have you heard of this?! I'm going to try it!