Friday, October 31, 2008


This is a great time of year. It is the beginning of the holiday season. I LOVE the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. It means family, food and presents. 3 of my most favorite things.

Last night we went to the Princess' preschool for their annual harvest carnival. The kids got to wear their costumes a day early. They had a blast. There was a cakewalk, cookie decorating, ghoul bingo, an obstacle course, fishing and lots of of stuff that I can't remember. It's nice to have the carnival somewhere where the kids are comfortable and I don't have to watch them every second. They can just roam around from classroom to classroom. My hubby showed up right when we got there so he was able to help with everyone. He works late on Thursdays which left dinner and costume up to me. It was a little (a lot) crazy at the house trying to get everyone in costume with accessories, make sure had the diaper bag, a sippie cup, my purse and of course all 3 kids in the car and to the school. Needless to say, I forgot the camera. Yes, the camera. The one thing that allows me to remember how cute they were and much fun they had. So, I have one stinking picture from my phone and it's not that great. OH WELL! Can't remember everything. I'll take lots of pictures tonight.

On another note, I want to talk about my dog for a moment. Becky was telling me to look at my comments today because DysFUNctional Mom had posted a comment and there was a picture of her dachshund in a hot dog costume. He is so cute. I have been arguing with the hubby for years that our dachshund, Flash, would be the cutest dog in costume, but he is adamantly opposed to the idea of dressing Flash up. After seeing DysFUNctional Moms doxie, I guarantee that my dog will be in costume next year. HE is so cute and because as you can see in the picture, he would look like a burnt weenie.

Have a safe, happy and most of all fun Halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


After months and months of reading about others lives, their children, their struggles and their joy, I decided that it was high time I get in the game. When I read all these great stories of struggle and triumph or watch funny videos of others children, it makes me realize that I may have something to contribute in the blogging world. My best friend (since 5th grade) Becky has this blog called My Crazy Beautiful Life and I love to read it and nag her when she doesn't post for a while. Through her blog I've been able to read others and not only learn about how other moms deal with the day to day stuff, but I also learn that I'm not the only one in the world who struggles with how to balance all that has to be done in a 24 hour period. It is nice to know that I'm not alone in this very big world.

So a little bit about me and my life. I am a 33 year old Gemini born and raised in Sacramento, California (sounds like a pik-up line). I have been married for 11 years and I have 3 adorable children, 1 dog and 3 fish tanks. I work full-time as a Legislative Coordinator for a state trade association. I love my job! There aren't many days when I dread going to work. I track legislation that comes out of the State Capitol, follow legislative hearings and monitor bills that are amended throughout the legislative year. I really love being involved in the political process and learning how it really works. How a bill becomes a law is many times very different than how it is explained on paper.

I love to read (when I get a chance), I'm a TV drama and reality show junkie. I love Gray's Anatomy, ER, Private Practice, The Biggest Loser, Intervention and pretty much anything on the Food Network. I like to play poker, preferably for money(nickel, dime, quarter - I'm poor) and I fancy myself as a pretty good player. A lot of the entertainment in my life comes from watching my children.

The hubby and I have been together for a total of 14 years. He is my knight in shining armor. He knows how to make me laugh and knows how to comfort me when I'm sad. He works very hard to support our family (2 jobs to be exact). I can't imagine my life without him. We have weathered many of storms and we are still standing, together. He is my friend, my lover, the father of our 3 gorgeous children, but most of all he is my partner in life.

My kids are my life. There are somes days that I am completely overwhelmed by that statement and there are days that I can't imagine how I ever lived without them. They are all so very different and the can compliment each other so well on some days and then clash the next. I guess that's the joy and pain of brothers and sisters. Both my girls played soccer this year. The princess' season ended last weekend and the Queens season ends in mid November. The last 3 months of my life have revolved around soccer. Between the girls, we had practice 3 times a week anD games twice a week. That's 5, yes count them, 5 days out of seven that I have been at practice or at a game. Thank God that the queen has GREAT friends with GREAT parents that help us out by taking and sometimes picking HER up from practice. Otherwise I'm not sure that I could of pulled it off. 2 of the 3 days of practice, the hubby works late so he couldn't participate as much as he wanted to. The ruler is the cutest boy I have ever laid my eyes on. He is definately a Momma's boy and I'm okay with that. He loves to build things just to knock them over. I think he was a fish in another life. He loves the water and is attracted to the tiniest little puddle. I could go on and on about my kids, but I will save some for later.

Thanks for reading!!