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7 weird or rendom things

weird – “strikingly odd or unusual”
random – lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance

I was tagged by http://mylittledrummerboys.blogspot.com/ to complete this 7 weird or random things meme.

I have to list 7 weird or random things about me and then tag 7 more people to do the same.

 

  1. I have an unhealthy fear of spiders and cheese graters. Yes, that’s right, cheese graters. They scare me. Why? Could you imagine if you accidentally dropped that piece of cheese and grated your hand instead? Eek! I make my hubby do all the cheese grating around here. Either that or we buy pre-shredded. And spiders, don’t get me started. I can’t even see a picture of of one without screaming and running from the room.
  2. I have two tattoos and plan on getting another one in April. GASP! TATTOOS?? She must worship the DEVIL! No,  one is a butterfly on my shoulder (Oh I know, so original…) and the other is an anklet tattoo of my daughter’s name with a ladybug. I plan on getting my second daughters name on the other ankle next month.
  3. I picked my first daughters name because I had a dream about it. I had a very realistic dream that I had a little girl named Kayla when my hubby and I were first dating. The next day I was at the doctors office and this little girl came and sat next to me in the waiting room. She looked at me and waved her little fingers and then her mom said “Kayla, come here.” I was pretty dumbfounded by the whole thing so I decided that when we did have children, that would be her name.
  4. I picked out my second daughters name by picking out Ava, a name I had always liked, and adding my mothers middle name, Lynn. So, Avalynn’s first name was decided in an aim conversation with my mother.
  5. I used to ride motorcycles with my family as a kid I have many a scars from crashing. But I sure do miss riding.
  6. I grew up in Utah as a catholic girl. I even attended catholic school. I also used to have a boys haircut that all the children used to make fun of me over.
  7. I think breastfed baby diapers smell like popcorn. I kind of like the way they smell and that makes me incredibly weird.

I think I will tag:
http://anyapples.blogspot.com/

http://vixensden.wordpress.com/

http://marmagoo.wordpress.com/

No nonsense girl

Wright

Morethananelectrician

Ruff Diamond

Don’t ask me why my links are freaking out. I tried to fix it but I can’t figure it out. Anyway, you know who you are, do it IF you have time!

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My friend, she lost the baby. She started bleeding lastnight. Went to the doctor to confirm it. I don’t really have much else to say right now.

Ultrasound 5 weeks

Ha! I had you fooled there for a second, huh? No, it’s not mine…This is my good friends ultrasound she got done on Monday. It’s a Jellybean! She is probably around five-six weeks preggo now. He guesstimated her due date to be around Halloween. The baby is so small now that he couldn’t get a real accurate idea as to her due date so she goes back towards the end of the month to have another ultrasound done. I’m totally thrilled! Can’t wait for fall, I will be an auntie! (2x over thanks to my sister-in-law and now my friend!) Yay!

I haven’t blogged much this week and I am starting to feel guilty. That ever happen to you? The Lexapro has been doing great for my mood and overall outlook on everything, but it makes me so dang tired all the time! The last time I felt this tired I was pregnant!

Things are going pretty good here. Kayla starts her Occupational therapy on Monday, my parents and brother and sister in law are moving, so that is what we will be doing all weekend, helping with the move(s). They are all pretty excited. I am excited for them.

My friend that I mentioned last post, about finding out she was pregnant is going to go to the OB that delivered my last daughter. I ❤ him. My second delivery went SO smoothly and he was always willing to listen to my concerns and help me out in any way he could. I am glad she is going to him. She called today and scheduled an appointment and they even got her in for Monday, which when it comes to OB appointments, you know is awesome! He will probably give her an ultrasound and find out how far long she is. I can’t wait to find out the due date. It’s going to be so weird having two of the closest people in my life having babies at the same time. I had children early and didn’t have a lot of friends my age with children. It kind of made me feel like an outcast. When the people your age are still out partying and don’t quite grasp the fact that it’s different for young parents it was hard. It’s good to know I will have a few more partners on the parenting front. Now when I talk about poop and tantrums they won’t look at me like I’ve lost it.

I probably won’t have time to blog a all this weekend seeing as how we are helping 6 people move into 2 different places, but I will mot definitely blog Monday to let you know how Kayla’s first Occupational therapy session went. Have a good weekend everyone!

Well there must be something in the water. It was only a few weeks ago that I posted about how my brother and sister-in-law were expecting there first child and I was going to be an auntie. Now, my best friend since high school is pregnant as well! This comes to her after many many months of trying and worries about infertility. I couldn’t be happier for her! Plus, I am going to get to be an auntie again! What are the odds? Twice in one year! Yay! Yay! Yay!

For this weeks Wordless Wednesday I am going to brag some more about my new stuff I got with the tax refund. Why? Because I’m freaking cool like that.

Have I mentioned I love refund time? I FRUXADECKXXING LOVE REFUND TIME! …Perhaps that will do it.

These pictures are of my new photography lighting kit. I cannot describe the excitement I have over having these beauties. Now my portraits can be 100 Bwazimillillion x better.

A good friend of mine put a good chunk of money on a gift card for me to get these for Christmas, but I decided I wanted different, tiny bit more expensive ones so I had to wait until now to get them. BUT THEY ARE SO FREAKING AWESOME. Now, if only people would come visit me, I would have models for my pictures. (Per se, pregnancy pictures of a certain relative of mine!) Well, what are ya gonna do? I can always just subject my kids to hours of unnecessary cute puffy-wuffy-WHY-ON-EARTH-ARE-YOU-MAKING-ME-WEAR-THIS-MOM photography.

Photography lighting

Umbrella lighting

Umbrella lighting

I was tagged by Vixensden to participate in Crazy Eights so here goes!

8 Things I’m passionate about
 

My husband

My Children

Photography

My friends

Being a good mommy

My extended family

Love

Finding humor in my life

8 Things I want to do before I die
Own my own home


Get my kids through college


Own my own photography store

Visit other countries

Finish learning to speak Spanish


Watch my daughters walk down the isle to a deserving husband                                            


Hold my granbabies one day

Renew my wedding vows

8 Things I often say
“Don’t poke the baby’s eye out!”
“Okay, I have a question…”
“How was your day?”
“I love you so much!”
“You pretty girl!”
“You are so smart!”
“Where is your juice?
“What should I make for dinner?”

8 Books I’ve recently or currently reading
I have two small children. I don’t have time to read. I barely have enouh time to have a blog! 

8 Songs I could listen to over and over
 

Smashing pumpkins – Ava Adore
 

Don’t fear the Reaper – Gus 

A forest – The Cure

Lucky you – Deftones

Locked in a cage – Skillet

Happy birthday – The Birthday Massacre

Lovesong – The Cure

Blue – A Perfect Circle

8 Things that attract me to my best friends

Humor ———- Honesty
 Intelligence ————— Wit
Positivity ———- Good listener
Outspoken———– Loyal

8 People I think should do Crazy 8s

For this I think I will use some of my recent commenters. Because I luff them! ❤

http://adayinthelifeofamomofsix.blogspot.com/

http://morethananelectrician.wordpress.com/

http://www.homeschoolimage.blogspot.com/

http://divinityjasmine.wordpress.com/

http://www.suzannesez.blogspot.com/

http://igottatheory.blogspot.com/

http://mylittledrummerboys.blogspot.com/

http://driftwoodandsanddollars.blogspot.com/

When I first heard that Bush was asking to pass a tax relief bill to stimulate the economy I was actually rather offended. Not at the tax relief, but at why I was getting it. I was watching BBC News, and they were talking about how he wanted to give it to lower income families because they would be more likely to spend it rather than invest or save the money. My first thought was, ‘Who’s to say that I won’t spend the money wisely? That is definitely stereotyping!’ After only a few moments though, my thoughts had drifted to, ‘Hmm, I wonder what cool stuff I could get with that extra money!’ I then realized that sometimes, just sometimes, stereotyping is right.

We received our tax refund a couple weeks ago, and although it’s not gone, there is a serious chunk missing. Well, I wouldn’t say missing, as I can see it all around me (Haha). Right now I am typing my first post on my new laptop. Not only my new laptop my FIRST laptop.

My husband and I have been living in the past for far too long. Most of the people I know who are close to my age have the following things; A laptop, surround sound or some kind of half-arsed attempt at a home theater system, a gaming console (X-Box, Playstation, or Wii), and an mp3 player (namely an iPod). We don’t have didn’t have any of these things. Nor had we ever had any of these things.

Now, I am not a very materialistic person…no, wait, yes I am. Well, never mind on that statement. Is it a huge deal to be materialistic? Should I be ashamed? I know money doesn’t buy happiness, but does that mean it can’t bring a little simple joy? Or in my case, intense overwhelming joy? The kind of joy that makes me want to scream from my balcony, “HEY! I HAVE A FREAKING NINTENDO WII!” but don’t in fear that someone will come in my house while I am sleeping and swipe it, leaving a note behind saying “Thanks for letting me know!”?

Last night we threw a Wii party. Yes, you heard that right, a Wii party. If there is no such term it doesn’t matter because I just invented it. It’s kind of like a housewarming party, but more like a Wii-warming party. There was delicious food, cooked by my father (thanks for cooking, dad!), Guitar Hero, bowling, and wine and beer for the participating parties. We thoroughly broke in our Wii and we enjoyed every minute of it. My husband mastered Guitar Hero 3 on easy within the first 24 hours (I know there must be a couple of you out there that have mastered, or know someone who has mastered this game on expert and are laughing your butts off at how proud of this fact I sound) but I, however am still struggling through songs trying not to be booed off stage. Sad, but true. We had a great party. I know we are total nerds for being so excited about this, but it’s okay. It feels good to finally have all the cool stuff everyone my age has. Well, at least everyone my age in this ritzy suburb of San Diego I live in, and it feels good to be a nerd.

My Guitar Hero hand hurts and we still have the extra tax relief coming! No, really, we have to spend at least that wisely.

These are funny.

Fake Wii Safety instructions.

You never know, one day you may have the urge to do this with your Wii! They make a lot more sense after you read this postby kotaku.com. Click picture for larger view.

Fake Wii safety instructions

I found this post by amotherlikeallothers through morethananelectrician who had just left a comment on my blog (who you should also visit). It is a really funny post and I like the way she writes. From what I can tell she just started out and is NOT feeling the love with her blog stats or comments. Hopefully this will help bring some readers to her site, because I know once you start reading her you’ll continue to do so. Go check it out and leave her some love! Do it! I said so! ; P

I have never liked country. I grew up listening to Boston, Journey, The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Heart and things to that matter.

I am very much a rock girl, brought up by rock parents. My dad’s favorite band ever was Pink Floyd and has been listening to it since I can remember. My favorite bands encompass that of Nirvana, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Bush, etc. This may seem odd to a lot of you, but I am only 23. My parents were young parents as well, I doubt if my mom would like me sharing her age with all of internetland so I’ll let you do the math. She had her first kid when she was 21…that kid was me.

…I have a dirty confession. About a year ago I began listening to *SOME* country.

In private.

With all the doors locked.

I have to admit, some of it isn’t that terrible.

Now, I listen to it every time I clean the house. I think it just motivates me. Nothing against my all time favorite bands but there is nothing chipper or motivational about “I’m so happy. ‘Cause today I found my friends. They’re in my head. I’m so ugly. But that’s ok. ‘Cause so are you. We’ve broke our mirrors.” 

Some country just makes you smile. I kinda like that. Like this video; Craig Morgan’s ‘Little bit of life.’

But I guess I can say that I am a sucker for tear-jerkers. I think it feels good just to have a good cry every now and then and for some reason, this next video does that to me. I bawl like a baby every time. Even if you don’t like country, I recommend watching it. The song is beautiful and it’s worth your time.

Warning: It very well may make you cry. Unless you are nota wuss. Then you’ll be totally unaffected and I’ll look like an ass. Here is Jamie O’Neal’s; ‘Somebody’s Hero.’

Now, just for good measure and so my husband doesn’t kill me, here is one of my favorite songs–It also reminds me the most of my Dad. Pink Floyd’s ‘High Hopes.’

I saw this on ADayInTheLifeOfAMomOfSix’s blog! My celebrity look alike morphs! Try yours on MyHeritage.

Okay, so WordPress strips the code right out so I can’t show it to you. I am finding more and more reasons to h-a-t-e worpress. But you can still go check it out for yourself. it works on Blogger and myspace…

I have gotten a lot of comments from you all in the last few days regarding the award. I want to respond to all of you and thank you for linking to me on your site but my Internet is broken right now. I am in the process of fixing the situation, but in the meantime I wanted to let you all know I am still alive (borrowing someones Internet right now!). Thank you for all the kind comments I have received and thanks for waiting for me. I will be back soon!

UPDATE!!: If you have received this award and your are (being the sweetheart that you are) linking to me for creating the award, please link to my new blog http://themommyproject.com ! I would appreciate any comments or link be sent to there from now on. Oh, and btw my name is Shannon! Kayla is my 3 year old! Thanks again! Love ya!

 

Excellent Blog Awards

I started this award because I have greatly enjoyed blogging these last few months. I have received many heartwarming comments, I’ve read touching stories, and I’ve laughed at jokes you’ve written. I love being a part of the blogging community and part of all the friendships that I’ve formed so I wanted to give a blog award for all of you out there that have Excellent Blogs.

By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to 10 more people who’s blog’s you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least 10. Thank you out there for having such great blogs and being such great friends! You deserve this! Feel free to award people who have already been awarded…

http://comedyplus.blogspot.com/

http://vixensden.wordpress.com/

http://mylittledrummerboys.blogspot.com/

http://chocolateaftersupper.blogspot.com/

http://kellyswritelife.blogspot.com/

http://adayinthelifeofamomofsix.blogspot.com/

http://momtoanangel.blogspot.com/

http://zenmommasgarden.blogspot.com/

 

http://bohorap.blogspot.com/

http://marmagoo.wordpress.com/

http://divinityjasmine.wordpress.com/

http://anyapples.blogspot.com/

http://malinthemiddle.wordpress.com/

http://ajchase.blogspot.com/

http://agentlemansdomain.typepad.com/

http://amomspeaks.com/

http://fullbodytransplant.wordpress.com/

http://liza-fluer.us/

http://www.terryandmelanie.blogspot.com/

http://www.ravensroads.com/

http://liljuliebean.com/

http://hootin–anni.blogspot.com/

http://cyberbones.blogspot.com/

http://flotsamblog.com/

http://quiet-mom.com/

http://www.deservedindulgence.com/Site/Blog/Blog.html

http://smarmoofus.com/

http://www.lesleyspeller.com/

http://www.on-a-limb.com/

http://thiseclecticlife.com/

http://pluckymama.wordpress.com/

http://www.fivedollarshake.net/

http://momonawire.blogsome.com/

http://www.mytinykingdom.com/

http://www.frenchtoastgirl.com/

http://maggie.coffeeshopmafia.com/

http://www.atomictumor.com/

http://www.fussy.org/

http://lifeisrantastic.blogspot.com/

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