December 28, 2008

Getting a tattoo?

Since my 40th birthday I have said that I want to get a tattoo. Ok, I am a little past 40 and I am still thinking I want a tattoo. Just one. I want it to really mean something to me. I want it to remind me of the people I love when I look at it. When I first found out that I was going to be a ...grandmother, I wasn't sure if I liked the idea. I mean, I'm still pretty young. Right? Then once she got here, bam I was in love. Now, I happily long for my life a few years from now when I get a whole house full of those little darlings. Any how, I thought maybe I would get a small violet flower tattoo, you know marking my entry into grandparenthood. Well, that did not fly around here. The girls kept saying that unless I planned on getting a tattoo for every grandchild, I could not do it. You see, we do not allow favortism regarding grandchildren in this family. It is a bigger taboo than a tattoo! In fact it would warrant, stoning. So, since then I have still been trying to decide on a tattoo. I think I have finally chosen. Since Jaley was born, I started signing Christmas cards, gifts, etc with this mark. J6. Representing all of us. Well, that is going to be my one and only tattoo. Jordan came up with a whole slew of ideas for me. Now, I think I have chosen one, but I don't know where to put it. I vote for my shoulder, but the girls say my foot. Mmmm.

Several of the girls are saying that they want to get their own version of J6 tattooed on them too. I know it sounds kinda crazy, doesn't it? I didn't know I was such a rebel. Well, on second thought, maybe I did.

December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

My shoulder still hurts and I can't even decorate the tree. Violet is so much fun! Justine came home for a visit! Everyone has a cold. Violet is so much fun! Jill is making us crazy with wedding plans and she isn't even engaged. Jeff works too much. My shoulder still hurts. Justine came home for a visit! Violet is so much fun! Baby, it's cold outside. Jaley goes to school without complaining! Jordan made good grades! Everyone still has a cold. Violet is so much fun! Jill got engaged! Jeff got bit by our dog on Christmas morn & got 3 stiches, we spent 4 hours in the ER. Baby, it's cold outside. Violet is so much fun! Jill is still engaged... Jeff needs to work some more! Violet is so much fun!

Christmas Eve Tradition

(Mr & Mrs Peepaw)
Christmas 2000

We have this tradition of giving PJs on Christmas Eve. Every year the girls get to open one gift and one gift only. It is the gift marked with a heart, and inside is always a new pair of pajamas. We joke alot about this because when Jill was about 8 years old, she said this gonna be stupid pajamas again? We also usually try to go to the movies on Christmas Eve, then come home open our PJs and then sit around the fire and read the Christmas Story and sing caroles. The last few years have been a little different because Violet isn't really up for the movies just yet. But, next year should be a different story. This year we had a little Christmas party and invited Matt's family. So, we had a pretty good crowd at our house feasting on tamales, cheese dip, spinach artichoke dip, brie, shrimp cocktail, homemade chili, lil smokies, etc., along with an assortment of sweets made by Jill and my sweet friends, Trisha & Martha! We had a great time.

Then the time came for us to open our PJs, we usually don't do it with anyone but family there and usually everyone that is there gets PJs, whether it's Grandma & Grandpa or the girl's boyfriends or whomever. But this year Matt's family was there and so we just went along with our tradition. Everyone opened there PJs and Miss Violet was already wearing her new slippers and we realized there was an extra gift for Jill. So I gave it to her and told her that here was a gift for her and Violet to open. She said ok, she didn't even think that was strange. (remember 1 gift and 1 gift only on Christmas Eve her entire life!) Then as she began to open the gift she found a candle and said this is pretty, who is it from? Matt then bent down on one knee in front of the entire room (Jill, Violet, Matt's Mom, Matt's Dad, Matt's only sibling, Brett, Me, Jeff, Jordan, Justine, Jaley, Jaley's boyfriend, Jeb, and Jaley's best friend, Zach) and asked Jill to marry him!

Because you see tied to this pretty little candle was a beautiful engagement ring. She thought it was just an embellished candle! Sometimes I wonder if she is really my kid?! Crazy girl. She was completely caught off guard. Which is exactly the effect Matt was going for. It was great! You see, everyone knew except Jill.

I gotta run! I have to start planning the 'wedding of the century' on a budget!

December 8, 2008

I am going to post something...

but probably not until tomorrow. So be sure and check back then. In the mean time.

9 Words Women Use
  1. Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
  2. Five minutes: If she is getting dressed, this mean half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
  3. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
  4. Go ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't do it!
  5. Loud sigh: This is actually a word, but is non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here, arguing with you about nothing*. (*refer back to #3.)
  6. That's okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
  7. Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. This is almost always true unless.. she says Thanks a lot, that is pure sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say you're welcome, that will bring on whatever.
  8. Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying #@% you!
  9. Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?" For the woman's response will be #3!

I think that Jeff is an expert in this type of theory!

December 1, 2008

TAG...I'm it!

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about you.

Mmmm. 7 weird or random facts about me.

  1. My driver's license says JulieT. Not that I am named Juliet, just Julie. My maiden name begins with a T.
  2. I met my husband after a rowdy ride on a motorcycle with 2 other people (riding on the same bike) and I was well, sort of arrested. He was at the police station with his best friend, a cop.
  3. My husband and I both have 4 brothers and 1 sister, giving my children 20, count it 20 aunts and uncles!
  4. I won Miss Mansfield, twice. Miss Burleson & Miss Keller, once, and was runner up to various other pageants. I think my mother truly wanted a Miss America, but alas, all she got a Mrs. Henderson!
  5. I only like to watch movies that have a happy ending, real life is sad enough. Titanic was so disappointing to me, my kids said, come on Mom, surely you knew it would sink. I can hope, can't I?
  6. I like to do genealogy research, I can trace my paternal grandmother all the way back to the 13th century. I am related to Edgar Allen Poe & Ulysses S. Grant. I think that might explain alot.
  7. I have no memories of my life before the age of 12, except those that have been told to me in the past few years. And that is a story for another day.

I would love to hear some random, crazy stuff about you too, drop me a note and let me in on your secrets.