Friday, February 24, 2012

I CAN'T Believe I Didn't Mention This


Okay - so . . . I've been blogging for a while now.  I have been on Facebook for a few years.  I started tweeting on Twitter a lot more than I use to and I am now 1/2 of a NEW blogging adventure, More Than Mommies, with my friend, Christine.

So how is it that I didn't mention Nate losing his first tooth on ANY of those social media outlets?

The answer is simple . . . it happened on a Thursday when I had to work all day and then go back for Open House in the evening.  By the time I got home it was bed time and the tooth fairy was on her way.

The next morning, well . . . I forgot!

I forgot a big, huge momentous occasion like my first born son losing his very first baby tooth!  It's not like I didn't know it was coming.  It had been loose for WEEKS!  Apparently, some kid told him that if he punched him in the face his tooth would fall out.  So, the kid punched Nate in the face (I heard it was more of a tap on the chin than an actual punch in the face) and his tooth fell out.  Nate said he was so excited about his tooth falling out he didn't even tell Mr. D, his teacher, that he got punched in the face!

Here's the picture I took of him (only about 4 days later) with a big toothy (and toothless) grin -

My friend, Amy, said she had her kids hold up the number tooth they were on when she took their picture and I LOVED that idea, so I went with it!  (Thanks, Amy!!!)

You can see this picture again over at More Than Mommies today - oh . . . and also see Christine's picture of the week!  You can also read about how she is managing to preserve her memories even though she is as busy as I am!!!

So . . . now I mentioned it (and published the picture twice) and feel like I kind of made up for overlooking it last week.

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday - say a few extra prayers that I get everything done I need to get done in the house for our second Open House!  (Oh . . . and if you could add us actually finding a buyer to that prayer I would GREATLY appreciate it!)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I Will Always Love You

Okay - so I didn't get too much into the Whitney Huston funeral.  I was very surprised when I heard that she had passed away.  I don't really want to know all the details or the hows or whys.  I have a lot of memories of Whitney's music growing up.  Let's face it, when she had it . . . she had it!  But it's been several years since I've really thought that she had it.  Her story (her decline) is really very sad.

All that being said, I still felt a small sense of sadness that someone who played a role in my childhood (even if it was only providing the music to "How Will I Know" so I could dance around like a nut with my friends) was gone.

So - I will say RIP Whitney. Thank you for all of the fun times I had dancing around to your music...this is a lot more my taste now, though.  I think I still have you to thank for this - you and Dolly Parton.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A New Adventure

Did you ever notice that when things start to change around you then other things follow suit and before you know it everything seems to be changing and different?


Okay, maybe it's just me then but lately there have been a ton of things changing and going on around here.

First of all, we found a house that we absolutely LOVED . . . we went as far as getting pre-approved and getting ready to draw up the papers to make our offer when we were told that someone else beat us to it. I cried - because I really did think it was the perfect house for us. Then I had a glass of Pink Zinfandel and got over it . . . kinda.  I knew going into it that I shouldn't get my hopes up too much but I was really excited about this one.

There are a few other things going on (no, I'm not pregnant) that I can't get too much into on the blog - nothing major, nothing bad, just some changes . . . and to top it all off, I've started a new "project" with my friend, Christine!

I'm really excited about it and I hope that you will all come and check it out - subscribe, friend us, find us on FB or Twitter - so that you can tell us what you think!

I'll still be blogging here at Perfecting Imperfection - but these blogs will be more like journal entries while the More Than Mommies posts will be about all kinds of things that I find interesting enough to talk about and share.  You should follow it just to read the stuff Christine writes, too - she's pretty awesome!

Hope you all had a fantastic Valentine's Day - mine was a roller coaster because Jerry got me just what I wanted but then we found out we weren't going to get the house we loved.  He did find a few other ones to look at already, though!  :)

Stop by the other blog and stick around here - I have a feeling I'm going to be writing a lot more about the adventures that are going to be coming my way!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hectic Days - Happy Days

Last weekend was eventful, to say the least.  My baby girl turned 5 and we partied all weekend!  

Friday, which was her actual birthday, we went to Red Robin for dinner with Grammie, Nunnu, Aunt Nicole and Angelina.  Nana and PapPap kept the boys at home...they weren't feeling well - lots of sniffles and coughs and little fevers (poor things).

After dinner, we went over to the mall.  Our initial plan was to set them loose in Giggle and Smiles for an hour or so but because it was Friday night, they were to capacity and not taking on anymore kids.  They were disappointed but we made it up to them by taking the girls into Clair's and letting them ride the Merry-Go-Round AND the Monster Spider Jump!  

Saturday, it was off to Aunt Lorrie and Uncle Lenny's house for a joint birthday party with Katie, who turned 18 this year!  Fun was had by all and we had some yummy cake from Oakmont Bakery!

Then on Tuesday, Danika and I went to get haircuts.  Well, I went to get a haircut and then Danika decided she wanted to get her hair cut, too!  Here's the final product: 

Cute, right?  

Everyone seemed to be feeling better and on the mend by Wednesday and it's been business as usual around here since then!

Hoping to have another exciting (but not too exciting) weekend full of lots of laughter and smiles!

It really doesn't get any better than this.