Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Recap

Oh wow, what a holiday weekend...
where did the time go???
How come a 5-day workweek drags on and on,
yet a 5-day weekend speeds by in a flash?

I'm NOT happy to be back at work, but I'm very THANKFUL for a secure job.

I'm NOT happy that my tummy feels so bloated, but I am THANKFUL for all the great food that got me to this point over the weekend. =0)

I'm NOT happy that the holiday weekend is over, yet I'm oh-so-thankful that I got to have ALL FOUR of my kiddos together this weekend. I wrote a pretty 'meaningful' post on my personal blog today, so head over and read it if you get the chance.

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!!!
I know I did!

And now the countdown to Christmas begins.
Are you ready for it?


But I'm getting there!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Guess Who Won A Hug...

So last Saturday, we began a little GIVEAWAY!
Did you enter?

First we'll announce the prize...
What exactly was IN that beautiful prize box?


I mean really, what better to wrap around someone's neck to give a HUGE WARM HUG from across the miles? And Erica DOES LOVE, LOVE, LOVE SCARVES!!! This particular one happens to be her favorite, so she decided to send an exact duplicate to our winner!!!

And now....

Drumroll please!

The WINNER is...

Comment #13

CONGRATULATIONS to Teri over at The Mighty M Family!

Drop by and pay her Super-Family a visit!

Thank you to every single one of you who entered our
and stay tuned for our next Giveaway in December!!!

~ The 5 Moms

Friday, November 27, 2009

Out Of Office Reply...

Mimi will not be in today...

She has officially lost it...

She got up at this time...

To do this...
But not without the assistance of this...

She will be back next Friday...


Her Automated Secretary

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wishing you lots of smiles this Thanksgiving Day!

♥ The 5 Moms

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

When Thanksgiving Goes Wrong...HORRIBLY WRONG!

I'm sure your Thankful right?
Thankful for all of the things that we have in this life that many people do without.
I know I sure am.
One of the things that I am Thankful for is the:

Although, I have to question some peoples intentions with the floats.
Most of my issues mainly come between 10 and 11am.
While I am getting ready to put all things in the oven...this THIS is what I see.....

Thanksgiving Elmo
Honesly, I'm not sure exactly when in society we allowed random creatures to be a sign of "OUR" thankfulness. Thanks Elmo for your fantastic song "Elmo's World".
Nothing screams Thankful, quite like a song all about your self!
Macy's likes him enough that he is one of the 1st floats out every year!!!

Spongezilla Squarepants
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants.
Attractive and Yellow and Porous is he....
Well- could he be any LARGER???
(about the only thing a sponge gets close to on Thanksgiving at my house is the table for a good wipe)!
Once again, NOT really a sign of what MY Thanksgiving looks like

OK, really...I mean, I know that this is a child's parade but honestly...
we spend so much money for a GIANT balloon that looks like this???
Sorry Mike Myers..
I hope you are not offended but you are just NOT part of my Thanksgiving!

Where or where did the classics go?
I can not sit down and explain to my children how
Pikachu has been around since the dawn of time and will be around for their children....

No! I refuse to discuss Pikachu!

Ahhhh.....Here they come!

I knew there was a reason I keep tuning in!

So what is your FAVORITE Macy's Float? Does your family watch?


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Conversations I've Had With My Husband

I love calling my hubby at work. After all, it's not like he's got anything better to do. I'll bet he just sits there by the phone, waiting for my phone calls. I tend to view calling my hubby at work as a cross between a twitter and a facebook status, only more fun. Because after all, sometimes I have some really important things to talk about.

  • Like asking him "What is the name of that thing that I like?" And he'll say "What thing?" and I will answer "You know, the thing. The thing! The thing that does the thing!" I get louder each time I use the word thing, because clearly he can't hear me. We do lots of talking about things and thingys around here.
  • Or saying "Did you see the link I put on my facebook status?" To which he will reply "No. I'm working." To which I will reply "Well, you get a lunch break, don't you?"
  • Or stating "I just cleaned the bathrooms" and my hubby will reply "I am happy for you."
  • Or "Hey, is it raining where you are?" because, after all, the church is sooooo far away.
  • Or asking him "Do you know if there is any chocolate in the house?" (No kidding, I have done this, chocolate desperation breeds strong measures. Just ask Kim or Lisa.)
  • Or "Do you think I should cut my hair?"
  • Or "I'm going to Costco today" to which he usually replies "And how is that different from any other day?"
  • Or asking him "Do you have a meeting tonight?" even though he's already told me so 50 times. These are the times that he seriously wonders if I ever listen to him. I do. I just forget everything he says right after he says it.......
  • Or asking him "Do you think I should buy another pair of jeans?"
  • Or the always exciting "Guess what I found at Goodwill today. Guess!!!!"
  • Or another thrilling question "Do you think it's going to rain?"
I have also been known to complain:

  • "The bathroom sink is plugged"
  • "I don't know what to eat for lunch. Nothing sounds good."
  • "The dog threw up on the bed." (I also made that a facebook status and a twitter so I scored three complaints for that one!)
  • "My car needs gas."
  • "I'm bored."
  • "I have a headache."
  • "I'm grumpy."
  • "I gained three pounds!!!!!!!!!"
  • "I have cramps"
My hubby is smart enough to know those last four statements are laced with danger and that he needs to tread lightly.....humor goes a long way to calming a hormonal wife....and so does chocolate. (Except when she's trying to cut down)

What I really need to do is learn to disguise my voice so nobody recognizes me when I call him at work. Oh, and if you go to the same church as me, I deny all of this and you can't prove a thing.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Monday!

Tis the Monday before Thanksgiving,
and all through my brain...
Are thoughts of days off:
free of work, stress & strain!

As I sit here I daydream
of all that's to come,
Yes, the time spent with family
is sure to be fun.

The food will be great
and the pumpkin pie yummy!
Yet all I have now
is plain coffee for my tummy.

I'm bored half to death
as our office is bare.
I sit twiddling my thumbs
and twirling my hair.

Oh, just 2.5 days
til I'm off for the week!
I can do it! I can make it!
It is patience I seek!

I can make it til Thursday.
I can do it, I bet!
Just one hour at a time!
Is it 5 o'clock yet?

Wishing you and yours
the happiest Thanksgiving ever!!!


*And don't forget to enter out GIVEAWAY!!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


As a way of saying thanks to all of YOU wonderful followers who have helped we 5 Moms reach the 200 FOLLOWERS mark, we're having another GIVEAWAY!!!


I mean, you do like GIVEAWAYS, right?
I thought so!!!

If you'd like to be entered, here are all the different ways you may enter:

1. Anyone may leave one random comment here for a 1st entry.

2. If you're a follower on this blog, that gets you a 2nd entry! Just say, "I'm a follower!" in your second comment.

3. And since Erica's the hostess this time, if you follow
HER BLOG, that will get you a 3rd entry! Just leave another comment here saying, "I follow along at Scottsville, too!"

4. And for a 4th entry, blog about this Giveaway, and then come back and comment letting us know that you did.

*Remember you MUST leave separate comments for each possible entry!

Is that easy enough? Good!

Oh.....what is it that we're giving away? We're so glad you asked!

Erica will be sending you something that she just LOVES! Something that will be a 'hug' from her to you every time you {{ahem}} use it! That's all we're sayin'! Guess you'll just have to wait til we announce the winner to find out EXACTLY what it is. =0)

The GIVEAWAY will end on Friday night at midnight, so be sure to watch NEXT Saturday's post to find out who wins!

Best of luck to ALL of you!!!

~ The 5 Moms

Friday, November 20, 2009

So Close & Yet So Far..

This post is sort of a piggy back to Tarah's post.

On our drive home from Church Wednesday Night, Model pulls out some Bible Trivia cards & begins asking us all some Questions...

Let me set the stage...

Model is reading the questions aloud & we are all blurting out the answers...Stunt Man is not going to be out done so he answers everything at VOLUME 10!
Enjoy his answers & test your knowledge at the same time...let me know how you did.

• How many apostles were there?

10, 8, no...35!
(You were way closer with 10 buddy)

• Who was in the belly of the whale?

(I wonder if Jonas was singing in the belly of the whale)

• How many days did God take to create the world?

(good to know he is listening in Sunday School)

Pick another number because 35 is not correct.

• How old was Abraham when his son was born?

(This was so close & I was just impressed that he didn't say 35...again)


• Who was the doubting disciple?

(wait for it)

Thomas The Train!
(I totally lost it)

~So close & yet so far

Here's hoping you got a few correct!
Happy Friday!

Correct Answers

• 12
• Jonah
• 6
• 100
• Thomas

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hey everybody!
So glad you could make it.

It's me! Miti!

Oh, you don't recognize me???

Well, I've recently turned into a pack rat.

Don't believe me?

Well, just click right here and you'll see for yourself.

Oh, but wait!
Before you go through that door, you'll need...



(ok where did I put that....OH HERE IT IS)


{I don't want any injuries under my watch.}

Ok, I think I've got everything I need.
How about you? You ready?

Great! Just pull on the door knob. I left it cracked opened.
{NOTE: You must click on the door to open it.}

See ya on the other side!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Children's Letters to GOD

Children Around The World Stock Images
These were just too adorable not to share.
I was getting a really great kick out of these and I have kind of been on a letter kick recently!!!

My parents Sunday School class was asked to write a letter to GOD and ask him any question that they wanted. Here are just a couple sooo funny!!!
I just love the way that kids think!

I have changed the names to protect the innocent.
Hope you enjoy!

Dear God- Are you really invisible or is that just a trick? Hanna

Dear God- Did you mean for a giraffe to look like that or was it an accident? - Nelly

Dear God - I went to this wedding and they kissed right in that OK ? - Ben

Dear God- Please put a holiday between Christmas and Easter. There is nothing Good there right now. ~ Jenny

Dear God- Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill much if they each had their own rooms. That is what my mom said and it works for me and my brother. ~ Tommy

Dear God- I keep waiting for spring but it never comes. ~Anna (spoken like a true Minnesotan)

Dear God - You don't have to worry about me. I look both ways~ Adam

Dear God- I read in a book that Edison created light but then they told me at church that you did it. Sorry that he stoled your idea. Are you mad? ~James

Dear God- If you let the dinosaur NOT extinct then we would not have a country.
You made the right decision. Elliott

Hope your having a wonderful Wednesday ~ Tarah

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Who Knew?

After working very hard at doing nothing yesterday, I discovered a few things.

For one thing, I discovered that if I am quiet enough, I can actually hear my hair growing. O.k., not really, but I did discover that my hair definitely looks better when it's washed. Perky hair is not perky when it's not been washed. When it's unwashed it just looks like....well, unwashed hair.

I also discovered that clothes in the washer do not automatically transfer themselves to the dryer. You actually have to stop and do it yourself. Who knew?

I also discovered that it's easier to transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer if you actually empty the dryer first.

I discovered that we have nothing "good" in the house when I am in a hormonal flux and desperate for something amazing to snack on.

I also discovered, much to my chagrin, that stale fritos taste just as good as fresh ones when one is desperate for something crunchy.

I discovered that I don't clean as well wearing sweat pants as I do when I'm wearing jeans. Apparently it's a lack of motivation or energy thing. I wonder if my slippers had anything to do with it?????

I discovered that when it's raining heavily outside, you probably should not slip a pair of Crocs on your feet when you go out to get the mail. Boots or perhaps a boat would be better.

I discovered that ducking to avoid the rain is not really effective, unless you enjoy getting drops of water down the neck.

I discovered that our gutters need cleaning. Don't ask me how I know that.

I discovered that "rainy days and Mondays" don't always get me down, but they sure might put a damper on my motivation.

I discovered that suddenly I care very much about why there aren't any songs about "rainy days and Tuesdays....."

I discovered that today is another day and hopefully I'll get lots accomplished!

I also discovered that I like to say "Who knew?" alot. Who knew?

Monday, November 16, 2009

♪ Uh-well We're Movin' On Up! ♪

"Where are we moving" you ask?

Well, let me tell you!
I mean... since you did ASK and all!

Yep, you heard me right!
This is our new place. Isn't it lovely?

Last weekend, Cameron, Riley and I had some time to kill while waiting on a photo shoot. We headed into BIG LOTS with no agenda; just browsing. After roaming down aisle after aisle of random STUFF, we found ourselves trying out every sofa and bed in the furniture section. Yea - we're weird like that. This is how we roll.
(Hey, don't judge me.... It's CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT!)

Riley suddenly exclaimed, "I think we could live here, Mom!" And with that, our aimless wandering turned into a weird sort of mission.

Could we live here?
Could we survive???
And if so, for how long?

Cameron quickly jumped on the band wagon and round the store we went seeking out the things we'd HAVE to have. We already knew we'd have a table to eat on, a bed to sleep on, and couches to relax on.....

(Proper English: "on which to eat", "on which to sleep", "on which to relax" - Happy Mom?)


Would we have food? Check!
But how would we heat it?

Microwave? Check!

Drinks? Check!

Toilet Paper? Check!

Bathroom? There was sure to be one in back, right? Right!

Entertainment? Games, toys, puzzles - CHECK!

Shampoos, brushes, blow dryers, curling irons...

Sheets, pillows, towels...

Clothing, jewelry, accessories...

And sadly, before I knew it, Riley was going, "Can we, Mom??"

Uh hello.... "THIS WAS JUST A 'GAME', Honey!"

Besides - it would never really work.
They didn't have a computer.

*Disclaimer: The writer of this post is not affiliated with the BIG LOTS retail chain in any way, shape, or form. No forms of payment, contribution or reimbursement were received for the mention of the BIG LOTS Retail Chain in this post. However, should they desire to, they can send said monies to the furniture section... where they will find me (and possibly my kids) on the 2nd couch on the right playing Yahtzee while drinking generic grape soda and eating Pringles.

Friday, November 13, 2009

If The Boot Fits...

Did you hear about the Texas teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put on his cowboy boots?

This is hilarious.

The boy needed help getting his boots on. Even with the teacher pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn't want to go on. Finally, when the second boot was on, the teacher had worked up a sweat. She almost cried when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet."

She looked and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on - this time on the right feet.

He then announced, "These aren't my boots."

She bit her tongue and, once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off his little feet.

No sooner they got the boots off and he said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear 'em."

Now she didn't know if she should laugh or cry. But, she mustered up the grace and courage she had left to wrestle the boots on his feet again.

Helping him into his coat, she asked, "Now, where are your mittens?" He said, "I stuffed 'em in the toes of my boots."

Oh I have so been there...this week in fact...

Have a blessed weekend my friends. I hope this brightened your Friday!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'm So Ear-responsible!

Dearly Beloved Bloggers,

Hope things are running smoothly in your lives and that you all are doing well. Everything's great here. (Thanks for asking.) Nothing new to report on. It's just another day. Looked after my little muchkin all day, did the usual cleaning, made dinner/supper (whatever you want to call it), and I also managed to perform emergency surgery.

That's right folks!

This momma had to slip on my surgical gloves and perform an emergency Play-doh removal. It was my first and HOPEFULLY my last case of Play-doh to the ear. Like I said, nothing new. It's just another day with a 3yr old, right?! Thankfully, God was gracious enough to provide me with a steady hand and the Play-doh extraction was a success. (Exhaling & leaving PANIC mode now)

But one more incident like that and I think I'll be tempted to just say, "Hands off the Play-doh." End of story! If he can't play with it right then he can't play at all!! It's for his own good and my sanity's too...

I'm sure many of you have been ear-responsible sometime or another. You just never know what these kids got up their sleeves (or ears for that matter), RIGHT!!!!

Yours (Truly!),

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Did you do it?

****DON'T DO IT, DON'T DO IT****
I just have to say that I am a little territorial when it comes to MY food!
Don't you dare go eating the protein bar that I paid $1.79 for!
You better think twice before SNAGGING my cinnamon roll.
OBVIOUSLY, I am NOT the only one!

Till Next Week......TARAH