Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday: Week 20


It's We Want to Know Wednesday this week, your hosts are Mamarazzi and Queso.  

All questions this week are relating to Mamarazzi's cell phone addiction.  My addiction is not with my current phone but with really, really, really wanting an iPhone!  I'm dying to start playing with some of the cool camera and photo apps out there.

I've been holding off because of other "more important" expenses.  I hope to have one by the end of the year.  Though I hear the iPhone 5 will be coming out around October which I'm sure will be way too expensive.  So if I hold out long enough then maybe the cost of the 4 will come down even more!!

Anyway on with the questions.....

{1}Do you prefer to text or call?

It really depends on the situation.  Most of the time it's just quicker to text.  Especially with my family.

"Mom, I'm done can you come get me now"
"Sure, on my way"

Yeah, really don't need to take the time to call me on that.

But if it's something that needs some explaining or could be misinterpreted I'd rather call.  

{2}What is the last text message in your phone and who is it from?

Do you really want to know?  It's pretty boring.  The last message is...


From my hubby when asking him if he wanted a drink when I brought him a sub for dinner at work last night.  

{3}What are your favorite phone apps?

I'll get back to you on that when I get my iPhone!

{4}At what age do you think kids are ready for a cell phone?

I think it depends on the kid but I really don't see a need for it much earlier than about 12.  That's when we got my oldest her first phone and that was mainly because of her health condition and wanting her to be able to contact us if she needed something.  Otherwise it might have been longer.

Out of fairness we got our other daughter one at 12 also, but I don't know if she was quite ready at that age.  We had some issues with her use of it in the beginning.  

{5}Share a current pic or video taken with your phone.

I really don't use my phone for pics much.  I'm waiting for my iPhone!  Here's the last one I took, back in June!
I just thought it was the cutest little ketchup :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How could I forget!?!

So here I am yesterday saying how I didn't have much to blog about over the summer.  But on August 15th I completely missed blogging about my newly turned 16 year old!!

Yup, crazy right?  It's just not possible for me to be the mom of a 16 year old!!

I was just planning to share some tennis photos of her today when I realized I never mentioned her on her special day.  Bad mom!  Bad, bad mom!!

So here she is during her party with her friends the weekend of her bday....

She will be driving soon.  Well, she technically is.  She has her learner's permit and has finished her behind the wheel hours.  She is scheduled for her road test on September 14th.  I'm just not ready for her to be driving a car on her own!

She made the varsity tennis team this year.  I think.  Things change all the time with her coach.  But she was told to order the varsity dress and has been taken on most of the varsity matches so far.  She's at the bottom of the totem pole and hasn't won a match yet.  But I don't care.  I know she loves it and that's all that matters.  I do see improvement in her playing lately too.  I wish her dad would admit to that......he tends to get frustrated in all the things she messes up on when he sees her play.  I do too sometimes but am trying not to point them all out to her.  She gets enough of that from the coaches.

These are the best two I've gotten so far.  I've only taken photos at one match and we have the darn fence to contend with!!  So I figured I'd get a cool shot of the fence while I was at it!

Happy Birthday to my sweet 16!!
Love you! :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Is summer over already?

I blinked and totally missed it!

My kids go back to school Thursday already.  What?

It's been a weird summer.  I feel like I've been super busy.  But I also feel like I haven't done a thing!

I obviously have nothing to show for it on my blog!  But we haven't done anything to blog about.  No fun family stuff or vacations or even just a weekend away besides our little anniversary trip.

Mostly I've been just driving the kids all over town and back.  They both had summer school classes for the first 6 weeks of summer.  My youngest started Poms in July already.  They had one week off of summer school and then marching band camp started up for my oldest and one week later she started tennis.  

My husband has been working lots of overtime (thank God), but then I barely see him some days.  

The days are already starting to get shorter and I'm not liking it!  Though I do prefer the milder weather.  But we all know what happens in Wisconsin after the milder weather.  

Oh, I am just not ready to think about that yet!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Swap Time


I'm excited to be participating in Mamarazzi's  Favorite Color Swap! I almost didn't sign up because things have been kinda busy and hectic around here and it's caused me some stress.  But then I decided sending someone a package full of items of their favorite color and receiving a package of my own would be super fun and a perfect way to relieve some of that stress!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Here we go again

You may or may not know that my oldest daughter has type 1 diabetes.  It's been just over 4 years since she was diagnosed on July 16, 2007.

It was quite the shock.  It took some time but we got used to the idea, learned a lot and now it's just a part of who she is.

We've been told from the very beginning that they aren't sure why it happens.  Our whole family has given blood samples and participated in a study they've been doing to try to determine the how and why behind it all.  

They do know that if one child in a family has it that the chances are high that the siblings will also be affected.  We've been told that since the beginning and have known it all along.  Even though we've hoped and prayed it would never happen to our other daughter I've always known it the back of my mind that some day we may get that same diagnosis for her.

Well, that day has come.

Exactly 4 years and 1 month later on August 16, 2011 she was diagnosed.  The same summer between 6th and 7th grade.  Kinda strange.  

This time we were more prepared.  We knew the signs and caught it before she got really sick.  Or ended up in the hospital like her sister.  

It's been much easier giving her medication since we know what we are doing now.  

She has her big sister to look up to for help and support. 

We knew all along it was a possibility so it wasn't quite the same shocker it was the first time around. 

But you know what?...............


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday: Week 17


I'm taking part in We Want to Know Wednesday this week, your hosts are Mamarazzi and Queso.  

1} If you could be on any game show what would it be?

I totally want to take a ride in the Cash Cab!!  Do you hear me Ben Bailey??  I don't care how many people say it's set up.

You In?

2} If you could choose to stay any certain age forever, what age would it be?

Tough question but I probably say 41, the age I am now.  

3} What were you doing 30 minutes ago?

I don't remember.  lol  Maybe I should change my answer on number 2 to an age before I started losing my memory.

4} What would I find in your fridge right now?

Rather than bore you with a list, here's a few photos of the insides of my fridge.  Nothing too science experiments going on right now!  I just realized I totally cut off the top shelf of the main part of the fridge.  All you're missing is some yogurt and butter.

5} If you were a piece of furniture what would you be? why?

A nice soft comfy couch.  Though I'm not so sure I'd want people sitting on me all day!