Sunday, June 22, 2008

I'm getting back into the swings of things...

I am ready to get back to doing what i really love doing and that is...BLOGGING! I love what blogging means for me. Since I love to post pictures on my blog, for me, blogging means taking random, and not so random photos that will make the 'Blog Worthy' pile OR the 'NO-WAY' pile.

Sometimes I wonder if I should only use photos that have a wonderful story behind it...maybe a good joke, some emotion that the camera caught at just the right moment (blogtastic, meant to be posted asap)-are these the stories or thoughts I want to post? OR should i set out in my daily, sometimes, mundane routine and LOOK for something that is BLOG WORTHY??? These are questions on my mind tonight. Not sure why.

1. Do we seek out a story for our blog. Look for something funny, beautiful, different, OR

2. Do we simply stumble upon a story, with a picture, or without? And which one if either, is more interesting? Is one more genuine than the other?

I do both. I have so many things that i want to share on this blog,that I get overwhelmed, so I don't do much of anything because I have a hard time choosing what to do. Yes, any of my good friends will tell you, I HAVE A DECISION making problem;0 I am going to make the decision to just "Do it!" Make more decisions, commit to them, trust myself. :):)

AS i sit here tonight, i feel like Carrie Bradshaw. One cigarette quietly burning beside me, a cup of hot tea gone cold from one to many not so important questions like the previous one (Oh, Kelle, my SATC guru-is it hot tea or coffee that graces Ms. Carrie Bradshaws taste buds?) My negligee is comfortable, yet baring, so I feel uncomfortably on display (not really sitting here in a negligee-but Carrie Bradshaw would be. Add some heals and a scarf and then I would be set to start my own column. LOL

Sitting here, I realize that i am asking a kind of boring 'who cares' question, when maybe I should be asking questions about sex...peeing during??? Hey, in this blogdream, I am after all Carrie Bradshaw who writes the column Sex and the City. At this point, she puts her cigarette out, looks out the window, quietly walks to her bedroom armoir and pulls out the fluffiest blanket she can find, leaving behind the other neatly folded blankets. She then, wraps it around herself, returns to her computer and types something like this...

"Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous.

Okay, she is talking about love (I LOVE this quote from her show true) where I am talking about blogging-i don't think Carrie blogs anyway, but i guess what i am trying to say. WHO CARES? We can deem pictures, words, anything...suitable on our own blogs. Yes, sometimes I think the only things i have to share that are extremely important in my life are our two babies, our friends babies, daily routines, family, friend stories-but i love writing about and reading that!!!! Ilove that I am in MI, catching up on all the lives of my sister friends in Florida. So, I guess in answer to my own questions... I look for blog posts like a dog sniffing out a bone buried last fall. Sometimes i stumble onto a good one too! As I read my postings back, I can't tell which ones are which which-I love them all! Hope you enjoyed this...I think I am in one of those laughing moods where just about anything could put me over the edge of hysterical that mood!!!!

You're It!!!

Okay people...I was tagged by Kelle to list the seven songs I am into at this moment!! First off, let me just say that I was thrilled to be tagged...this is my first and very exciting! Secondly, I was supposed to do this last week, but I pretended I hadn't read it until today to give me some pretend time to do "it right." Actually when I read about this tag...I ran away from my pc in fear about wanting it to reflect me, but not all me. So, I came up with a list of songs and I think they work for me. BTW: I didn't include any Disney Princess songs which i do listen to quite frequently. With this said, I, Heidi D, promise to complete all tag assignments in a reasonabley timely fashion from here on in...:):) So here it is...

1. Keep Breathing Ingrid Michaelson (song from Grey's Anatomy when Meridith LIVES-no surprise there though...LOVE THIS SHOW! FYI: I think i am going to embellish this tag post with my thoughts...hope I'm not breaking any blogging rules:)

2. Lucky Jason Mraz Not sure why i like this song, but I really LOVE it! Okay, iwill be honest-I can not even remember the tune to this song, but I KNOW i love it. It is in faves list in Ipod.

3. Say John Mayer Hello, I could listen to just about anything he sings. But if you listen closely to the lyrics of this will find strength and truth there.

4. Daughters John Mayer again This is song sings encouragment into my little ears each time i hear this song. I want my baby girl to become a wonderful mother...this song reminds me how imortant our roles as parents are to our kids lives.

5. Pocket Full of Sunshine Natasha Bedingfield I am crazy in love with this my world...makes me happy...makes me want to make other people happy. LOVE! My arm could me getting mauled off my a pack of wild dogs (not so fun), but play this song andI beleive it would make me feel better;0 Just Sayin'

6. White Flag Dido Good song-makes me want to go boating while wearing a big yellow hat with a blue ribbon on it...ha hah haha
Author of this blog is extremely exhausted, possibly still in a little had-to-much-to-consume-but had-lots-of-of fun- cloud of haziness (i'll say it) and in fear that she may start to ramble and giggle and write a bunch of dumb sh--, causing this blog post to be funny or blog blacklisted-However, I am going to continue on so I can rest easier tonight knowing that I got it done:)
7.Barbie Girl Aqua I need to explain this to my small group of readers out there. This is my daughter, Peyton's, favorite song today. Yesterday it was, I am Me, and the day ofter that it was Fergilicious...yes, my daughter is wonderfully NUTTY!!!
8. Not supossed to add 8, but I am ... Viva La Vida Coldplay HAHA Kelle, you have started a dancing revolution at our house bc whenever we hear that song on commercial, we all stop what we are doing, claw each other trying to get in front of the tv, just to listen the words, rock out the jams while ...shaking my shoulders...No, I am not a dancer. Sure is fun though!!!
So now, you are IT!
I think Kell tagged the people i would have tagged, so if you read this and have not yet been personally tagged...You are it! List 7 songs you are into now, and tag another 7 bloggers to do the same!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Father's Day!

Daddy, I Love You Daddy, I love you For all that you do. I'll kiss you and hug you'Cause you love me, too. You feed me and need me To teach you to play, So smile 'cause I love you On this Father's Day. -Author Unknown

Happy Father's Day to the fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, new fathers, old fathers, in my life. We love and appreciate you!

To Jeff, the father to my little babies, I love you. I love how you love our little kiddies. I love how you can't wait to get home and take them out to play golf. I couldn't have asked for a better man to celebrate this Father's Day! We love you so much. Peyton adores you and is constantly seeking your approval even though she doesn't have to try that hard-you adore her right back. And Beckham wants to be just like you...he really does look up to you-and you eat it right up!

Happy Daddy's Day, Jeff ! xoxo

Friday, June 13, 2008

We made it to Michigan!!!

Can I just say that my children were ANGELS on the flight to MI!!! No, it was not a peice-of-cake to have traveled with them both, but I couldn't haven't expected anything better. I am so proud of them both. In fact, four, YES, FOUR people approached me after the flight and paid my babies a compliment.

Have you ever become misty eyed over something trivial like that?... I did. It is what I like to call a Surge of Emotion-happens often. I think it was a combination of exhaustion, happiness the plane had landed safely, excitement to see my family, and the pride I felt that it must be my parenting and creative-ness that kept both my babies occupied and content during the wait at the airport, (thank goodness for large windows and large airplanes to attract the youngins'), and quiet during the flight. Just when I was going to start patting myself on the back and call Jeff from my cell phone telling him what a GREAT traveling mommy I had been, I remembered something...


a bag of M&M's, a bag of Doritos, two scones, a whole bag of bacon,two turkey wraps (hold the lettuce), 4 packages of Foot Long Fruity Roll-Ups, a huge booklet of DVDs, a player, numerous new markers, new and interesting books, pink bubble GUM-hey, I have to help with the ear popping situation...NOTE TO SELF: it helps-but Dum Dum's work better. Basically, I fed my children CRAP food and salt to keep them quiet. Not so good! So after realizing what I was responsible for doing to my kids' teeth, I politely said, "Thank you," to the strangers offering me looks of admiration and kind compliments. I resisted the urge to brag about myself to Jeff. Instead, I bragged about the kids behavior, secretly taking a little credit for it myself, after all-they are my kids and I did offer them carrot sticks and asked them thought provoking questions regarding the flight, where we were and where we were going. Kudos to me!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Preparing to Leave town...

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive."

Not trying to sound negative here, but what does this quote mean? Some guy named Ralph Stevenson wrote this quote, and I just don't get it. Ohhhh, I get it, Mr. Stevenson has never traveled with a 1 and 3 year old. Now it all makes sense to me. This man was only speaking to people who don't travel with young kids, because, to me, the arriving part is the incentive to traveling. If I couldn't give my mom a hug, or go to Starbucks with my sister, or watch the expressions of those who have not seen Peyton and Beckham in such a long time, that they don't recognize them...I think, why go?

Do I sound a bit bitter that I have to travel with my two very young and wonderfully energetic babies tomorrow?...perhaps...but I know I will feel differently tomorrow after we step off that plane and are greeted by our loved ones. Someday, I may even agree with Mr. Stevenson, but not today!!! Today, I will pack snacks, empty sippy cups, travel toys, DVD players, various movies, M&M's (bribe food), wipes, many books, crayons, dolls, musical toys, things that light up, a huge carseat (to be lugged through the airport AND airport security ALONE with two kids who will want to be held), a stroller, a diaper bag, my camera (I don't leave home without it), cushy pillow (for Peyton), puzzles, brush (to make the kids look cute when we land), make-up (so I can look cute when we land), cell phone, me there is more. So maybe I should make up a quote like...

"To travel with kids alone...SUCKS!"

HAHAHA -PROFOUND!!! I hope you enjoyed my rant today, I feel much better-thank you:)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sometimes Bigger is Better...

Sex and the City Movie!!!

3 Words: Go See It!!!

Saw this movie with friends tonight...soooo MUCH fun! Giggles, tears, cosmos (smuggled into theater:0), more laughter, more tears, shoes, couture wedding gowns, babies, Mr. Big,...Classic Sex and the City!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie. Can't wait until it starts showing on HBO!!!

GO Get 'Carried' Away! LOL

On another note: NO EFFING WAY! Look closely at this picture...!!!! Didn't think I could do it, but I did-K&K-you were talking about it, lets see what you got!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, most of our heads are shaved off, but who needs a head when you are wearing those clothes:)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Peyton's Garden-most of the flowers lived and she is so proud of it. So am I!
Nighttime Cuddles
Happy Stephy-look at that baby bump!

Pretty Princesses-Peyton & Sophia

Lainey's Head Decorations-and Lainey, too!!!
Hutchy's Happiness!

Setting my camera to timer, then running in hopes of capturing the perfect shot of the cousins!
A ladybug in my living room:)
Beck's creative side!
New mommy lovin'
Daddy's tickle torture!

Kelle and her paparazzi camera. I just love this picture.
Healthy breakfasts that my kids WILL eat! Net's Whip Cream Breakfast!!!
Flowers I get from my Peyton Mae.
Peyton's sparkly shoes...they make her sooo happy!
Disney Princess figurines at a restaurant...even Becks keeps himself busy with these.
Lovin' on a new baby... like Lily!!!
Watching Beckham and Peyton interact with one another.
Cooking with Peyton!!!
This list is not all inclusive, obviously:)
Life is good!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Learning New Things

edited blog pic

Not sure why this is so big. Frustrated beyond measure. Going to bed:)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Post Perfect Playdate

12x12 playdate

BTW: Kelle took these AMAZING photos. She is so talented!
The finger pics...hello. Look what she did with Peyton's pic. xoxo

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Kelly's Commercial!!!

I know this is side ways. I recorded it that way and I don't know how to rotate it. It is really good though. Love ya , Kell:):)

Sam's Surprise Party!!!!

Happy 30th Birthday, Sam!!! What a lovely, fun, and exciting night this was. Love you:)
(I will send out Snapfish of the rest of the photos)