Saturday, February 28, 2009


Hey ladies!!!
Put on your finest and get ready!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wii Wii Wii all the way home

Wii did it!!
Wii got a Wii!
It arrived yesterday. Wii also got a Wii Fit.
Jack played Wii so long last night
that at one point he was laying on the floor bowling saying "I'm so sore",
he still would not quit!
It amazed me how quickly he picked it all up.
I finally got a chance to try it this morning.
Designing my Mii took a little time. I wanted her to look super cute.
Since I knew that I was going to be mainly (hopefully) using the Wii Fit I gave her cute little pigtails, I knew that she would want her hair to be out of the way while working out. I got on the Wii Fit to be weighed etc.. It's not fun when your TV (someone you considered to be a close friend) tells you you are fat. My cute little Mii is now a big fat Mii and she is looking for a more flattering hair do!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Let's talk J & K + 8 and The Real Housewives of the OC

Two reality shows. One post.
Did you watch Monday?
Merry Christmas kids. We are getting you a dog. Two dogs. I chose them. I named them.
We can go to the breeder to get them. I will pick them out. I will hold them first.
I don't care if you don't like dogs, this breed, or their names.
Merry freakin' Christmas.

Was Gretchen finally exposed?
Perhaps she was just "dating" that Pepaw guy for the $$ like Tamara said.
Is there some sort of special "real housewives of the OC" store where they all buy their clothes?

Did you watch? What do you think??

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

$100 buys you a house!

A Sarah Sez reader brought this very interesting and unique story to my attention.

A couple in Casey, IL are raffling off their house! After trying unsuccessfully for 2 years to sell their house they decided to go a more unorthodox route.
They are selling chances to win their house (which is VERY nice) at $100 each. Not a bad investment for what you can win!

Visit their website here for all the details.

Friday, February 20, 2009

New jewelry at Sarah Sellz

New jewelry just posted at Sarah Sellz
New items and restocks

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Check out this story from the CBS morning news. The former Lori Stockwell of Wheeler, IL, now Lori Smith, is the mother of 4 kids ages 15 and under and live in Tennessee. Her kids are the singing group J4. J4 was just chosen to be part of a family singing competition on the CBS Morning Show!!

Lori spent lots of time during her teenage years at the Diel house. I was in grade school then and thought she was beautiful and just the coolest. She and my sister Michelle were very close and Michelle and my Mom were bridesmaids in Lori's wedding.
Lori writes and plays her own music. If you ever had the chance to hear her play and sing it is probably something you still remember.
The public will have a chance to vote for J4 after they perform on the Morning Show. I will try to keep you updated and let you know how you can vote.
GO J4!!!!!!!!!

Product review

I have been cursed with short eyelashes. Jack has beautiful thick long eyelashes. Harrison's are already longer than mine. They get it from their Dad.

I am always on the hunt for something that will make my lashes appear longer than they are.
---by the way, did you know you could get eyelash extensions?

This is my latest find.....
I like this stuff a lot. I think it makes my eyelashes a little longer, but the best part is the removal!!! It does not come off until you wash it off. When you do wash it off it really comes off in little tubes. It kind of looks like all of your eyelashes came out on a wash cloth. Creepy at first, but enjoyable once you get used to it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

When monkeys attack

Have you heard about this????

Did this chimp just ruin it for the rest of us?
Are the hopes of many future monkey owners going down in flames??

Monday, February 16, 2009

New handbags at Sarah Sellz

LOTS of new bags at SARAH SELLZ just in. Check them out......

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My newest Valentine

Happy V-D

No, not venereal disease!!! Get your mind out of the gutter. It's the day we celebrate LOVE. Not syphilis (although when are those that suffer with this horrible disease going to get their own day? I ask you where is the justice?).

Yesterday I was surprised with a knock on my front door.
It was some very nice delivery people from Mr. Bruce Balding's Newton Flower Shoppe.
Cliff sent me flowers!!! The balloon was for Jack.
They are beautiful.
Bruce did a great job and Cliff really surprised me.
Happy Valentines Day to all you lovers out there.
And to those of you who suffer from the clapp, syph, gonorhea, or some other disease that they have yet to name. Hang in there!!!!! Your day is coming.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Afternoon Delight

This afternoon I sat down to give my little Snack Pack a bottle. I grabbed the remote and proceeded to flip through the channels.
I got to the AMC channel (which I never was aware that I had) and guess what was on????????

ROAD HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!


As you think about this cinematic masterpiece, turn up your speakers and enjoy the smooth sounds of the Jeff Healey Band singing ANGEL EYES from the Road House soundtrack.


By the way, if you pray, or even if you just wish, could you add Mr. Swayze to yours today?
It's the least we can do for him.

Baby H

Harrison was 11 weeks old yesterday.
My little snack pack is getting so big!


A boy in his Batman pajamas.........
pure happiness

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Let's talk J & K + 8

Did you watch last night? Where are the twins? Were they forgotten in the move because they are going through that awkward bad, big teeth phase?

Speaking of, I read the book. It is a VERY short and easy read. Not much new at all if you have been watching the show for any time. It was interesting to learn that Kate fought the state after they tried to take away the baby nurse that helped care for the babies for the first six months of their lives. Her reasoning: licensed daycare facilities would have to have more than one person to care for that many babies. She won and welfare continued to pay the nurse.

I really do enjoy watching Jon and Kate, Jack likes watching it with me. He calls it Johnny A+ A (not sure where that came from). That little Aaden is the sweetest thing in the world, he is so my favorite. I gotta wonder if the fame that this family has achieved is somehow making parenting multiples more glam than it probably really is. Do you think that maybe the mother of the octuplets thinks that she is going to get a reality show and all will be good? Of course if she does you know we will all watch.

Have you seen any of the interviews with the octuplet Mom on the Today show? That lady is just ALL kinds of crazy!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009


This is long, but it is SO worth watching.
Hope it perks up your Monday like it did mine.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Jack and Harrison

Jack and Harrison went to visit Harrison's Fairy Godmother Amber at Photographics for a session and the pictures are now available for viewing on her website.

Check them out here
This was the day that I realized that I had two children. I suppose I thought I would be just fine trying to do 3 costume (outfit) changes by myself-we only ended up doing two. I had grand ideas of how these pics would go. Harrison needed to eat and poop during the photo session. Jack (in case you did not know) talks A LOT. He gets it honest I am sure, but he really likes to talk and sometimes he just needs to be quiet. Amber was a saint and helped me so much. I think she knew I was close to tears a couple of times. She reminded me that I always say that I just need one good one. I think I we got that.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Silly glasses

Jack got these funny glasses from the nice people at Cliff's Dr's office last week.

He calls them his Alvin and the Chipmunk's glasses!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New jewelry at Sarah Sellz

New jewelry just arrived at Sarah Sellz!
Come visit and check it out (more will be posted later this evening). Don't forget, tomorrow (Thursday) is the last day to take advantage of the special offer of $5 off any purse or $2 off any item of jewelry or flat wallet-just make sure to mention the sale you read about on my blog in your e-mail to me.

This LOVE necklace is super cute and would make a great v-day gift!!

Pixie Dust.........

Farewell and safe travels to the Lindemann Family. They leave tonight for their Disney vaca! I know Amber will do such a good job documenting their trip that it will be the next best thing to being there.

Baby Harrison

In case you have forgotten what he looks like, here are some pics of my little Snack Pack. Harrison is 10 weeks old today!

Harrison and Dawson
Two beautiful boys


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Snow much fun

Cliff and Jack had lots of fun playing in the snow last week. Cliff brought his 4-wheeler into town and the whooped it up in the yard.

Thank you Betsy for reminding me to be grateful for the snow.

TAG---I'm it X 4

I got tagged by Jodi from THE SCHNEIDER FAMILY

1. Go to where you store your digital photo folders & open the 4th folder.
2. Go to the 4th picture and post it.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag an additional 4 people.

This is Jack on the sidewalk at our old house. He was 27 months old. I took this picture after we got home from his first developmental screening where my suspicions had been confirmed that yes, I was the parent of a genius (ok, I made that part up, they did tell me he was doing great). I remember everything he was wearing and where it all came from, I got so many cute pictures of him playing outside that day. Thanks Jodi for that trip down memory lane.

I am tagging:

Ashley (Bunton)
Holly & Chad
Miss Ashley (Alaska Ashley)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Warm house, empty pockets

Remember the great thermostat debate of '08? I suppose I should have taken everyones advice and insisted that we lower the temp in the house by more than the one degree that we did. It got colder and colder and after Baby Harry (I'm trying out Harry) arrived it just felt so snuggly in our nice warm house that I did not leave for days on end. We got the Ameren bill. Let's just say that it was more than $300. I should have gotten a snuggie.