Thursday, October 30, 2008

Who would've ever thought...

that I would be so excited about a dead deer?! I grew up in a family where when my dad happened to spot a deer on the side of the road (alive, of course) we would stop and gaze at it as if it were the most magnificent creature God ever created. We did not even speak of someone willingly shooting a deer. I mean, the nerve! So I don't know how it is that I ended up marrying someone whose passion in life is shooting DEER! Now, that's not to say that the first time I was around when Jonnie brought home a dead deer, I didn't sit in the driveway, pet it and cry...cause I did. But I'm over it. I've come full circle.
So I know that most of the people who read this blog - and by most, I mean all but like one - are female, so pardon me if this is terribly boring...but I am so proud of MY man! He went on a big deer hunting trip in northern Missouri with his dad this week and he brought.home.a.biggin! And by biggin, I mean a big ole, 13-point, 250 pound buck! It's huge! I am sooooo excited for him! It's what those in the hunting world refer to as a "buck of a lifetime". (And it's a good feeling to get so genuinely excited about what my Jonnie-cakes loves. That must mean I reeeeeeeally love him, right??)
All that to say...who'da thought that I'd be so excited about a dead deer?!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy Halloweeny

My niece, Molly Popilicious...

Getting practiced up to get some candy...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The (future) Wilson Round Table

I have been dreaming, for quite some time now, about a pretty, black, round kitchen table. I loooooove round tables. You can see everyone else so much better than at your standard rectangular table. Good for family meetings...or game night! ;)

I'm seeing all four of our (future) kids around a table like this one day (nix the chandelier).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Polarized lenses or none at all!

I loooove sunglasses...and even more than that I loooove polarized lenses - didn't know it until I married an eye doctor though. So, piece of advice: If you don't have polarized sunglasses, get some and they will change.your. life!

The thoughtful J-cakes brought these home for me as a surprise. Love them, love him!!

Ella Rose doesn't yet have polarized lenses on her Disney princess glasses...but soon.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Compulsion: an irresistible impulse to act

Two things I am compelled to do while Jonnie is away:
sleep and Target-shop.
Before I had a baby, these were the two things I was drawn to when The Cakes would go away on hunting trips. But now that there's Ella Rose, Target just ain't the same...and sleeping...not so much. However, since I am baby free until tonight around 11pm, I have reaccquainted myself with sleep and baby-free Target shopping (aimlessly wandering, cart-free, with no time limit).


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Something (mom-ish) to get excited about!

As you all know, I have an 8 1/2 month old baby girl who is the absolute light of my life. However, she has gotten quite a bit more active, and quite a bit more opinionated over the last three weeks. A change that is absolutely welcome, but completely exhausting.
As you all may or may not know, I have the most loving, sweet, considerate, fantastically wonderful husband a gal could ask for...and uhmm....he's hot (but that's not my point). Because he is so wonderful (and obviously cares about my sanity), he is taking Ella Rose on a little overnight Daddy trip today for a full day and a half! That's right, I have a full day and a half off! (Eat your hearts out, ladies! He's mine.) is absolutely beside the point that he is taking her to Starkville where his sweet mother will do all the baby-keeping while he plays in the woods and shoots his arrows and innocent, unsuspecting deer. The point is that he is taking her.

I am going to lay around and do nothing....sleep errands (alone) nothing...take a nap...whatever I want, because I can. But if any of you moms out there have any suggestions for how I can use my time wastefully while I'm off, let me know.

So, if you are a fellow mom, you can agree...THIS is something to get excited about!
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