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Almost Lost Sophie This Morning

Filed Under: Life
Sophie the Wonder Pit Bull 4.17.13

Know what's fun? Being woken up by a dog that sounds like she's about to puke and then screams as she jumps off the bed. Lots of fun, let me tell you; I didn't go back to sleep. I ushered the old lady out back (She kept her tail tucked the whole time.) and once I was ...

Tucker’s Rice Krispie Chicken Treat Creation

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Chicken sculpted out of Rice Krispie treat

I volunteered at Cara's school on Friday for Fantastic Friday--or whatever it's called--where we [the parents] manned "stations" and the kids rotated through reading, science experiments and crafts. One of the crafts was a sheep made out of Cheerios and melted marshmallows. Basically a strange approximation of a sheep rice krispie treat. Unfortunately, Cara missed that station since she and ...

Happy Ten Years, Sophie the Wonder Pit Bull!

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Sophie the Wonder Pit Bull 10 Year Birthday

Today is Sophie the Wonder Pit Bulls tenth birthday! I saw this dumb dog be born. I put up with Tucker's bitching about her when she always chose his clothes to pee in when she was a puppy. Not to mention all of the things she destroyed because she decided to embrace her terrier side which ...

Conversation with Tucker: Desert Island vs Deserted Island and Fabulous Camels [video]

Filed Under: Gifs, Life, Videos

Tucker and I dropped the kids off with his folks yesterday. We now have six days of glorious freedom where we get to pretend we're just 30-something married people with a dog and no kids. Until we happen to find a kid sock somewhere or one of us remembers something cute one of them did. Or something. When ...

Make Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Filed Under: Gifs, Life, Tutorials
Make homemade sidewalk chalk!

My kids consider any temperature above arctic to be perfect for playing outside and one of their favorite activities is to create epic masterpieces with sidewalk chalk on our driveway. The days have been in the 50s and 60s around here and that means it's chalk time. The problem we run into is, even when we buy the ...

Lawyer Readers? Free Hypothetical Wreck Advice? Not About Me. Nope.

Filed Under: Gifs, Life
No parking anytime

Who feels like giving--free--legal advice for a hypothetical situation. Hypothetical because this SO didn't happen to me today. At. All. MY FRIEND--totally not me--stopped by the gas station outside of Walmart to grab a drink. She parked in front of the kiosk thing and left her kids in the car while she ran a short distance away. The ...

Ollie Broke Himself. Kind Of.

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Once it was all done, Ollie wanted a picture taken so he could look at his "snitches."

Before Tucker left, he joked about having to spend a week fixing all the stuff the kids and I broke while he was gone. Bet he wasn't expecting me to break a kid. OK. So I didn't break Ollie. Ollie broke himself. Well...I guess the chair broke Ollie but Ollie caused it so it's his fault. Right? You know ...

Single Mom for a Bit

Filed Under: Gifs, Life

Tucker sets sail on a jet plane today for places far away. I know I got off easy when I was a Navy wife. Tucker was never deployed and the longest I was away from him--other than Boot--was when he did an AT in Key West for two weeks; I was a very lucky military wife. Does that mean ...

Cara’s Official Letter from the Tooth Fairy

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Note from Tooth Fairy

Tuesday I picked Cara up from school minus a front tooth. She had pulled it in the bathroom--and didn't even cry--and then promptly lost the thing. This put Tucker and me in a spot since we didn't have a tooth for the "Tooth Fairy" to retrieve and then replace with money. Wednesday was Cara's class's book fair day. ...

Get Happy and Room Cleaning Hipsters

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This is what happens when we send the kids to clean their rooms and the playroom: they put on strange outfits and demand to have their pictures taken. Though they look cute and ridiculous, they suck at picking up. Between Tucker and me, I bet we've made at least fifteen trips back to their areas. Each time ...