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January 31, 2008

Watch without Laughing, I Dare You.

Even if Steve Zahn wasn't in this movie, I'd go see it just for this!

January 29, 2008

Me... Day 29/365

Me... Day 29/365

Originally uploaded by Ceece

January 27, 2008

Our First Family Picture September 2004

Our First Family Picture September 2004

Originally uploaded by Ceece

Old school! Found a bunch of these when I was moving around some folders on the computer. Click on the picture for some more.

January 24, 2008


It's just after midnight and I'm sitting out here on the couch watching Frasier and crocheting a hat when Adam yells out from our bedroom. "Oh Dear!".

I jump up and run in there.

"what, what!?"

"The nails, we ran into the nails" He starts to run his finger along his back.

"um what nails, Adam wake up"

"Hello, you know the nails on the wood that we're putting down"

"You're still sleeping wake up"

"You don't know anything ugghhh"

Then he rolls over and falls back asleep. He better have been asleep if he thinks he's going to talk to me like that!!!!

I can't wait to ask him about this in the morning. Nut ball.

January 23, 2008

My very own AIR MARSHES!! day 23/365

My very own AIR MARSHES!! day 23/365

Originally uploaded by Ceece

January 21, 2008

Uncle Bills Visit

Uncle Bills Visit

Originally uploaded by Ceece

My Uncle Bill, My Dad, Lilli, My Grandma, My Aunt Carolyn, Conner, My sister, me, my mom.

My Great Uncle Bill is in to visit. He is my Grandpa's brother. I'd never met him before. It was a little strange walking into breakfast this morning and seeing him. He looks so much like my grandpa who passed away two years ago.

It was nice to visit with him today and to hear stories from when they were younger.

January 20, 2008


After spending a somewhat emotional morning with my late Grandpa's brother. Adam is making us watch March of the Penguins. Of course when the baby died I cried like a fool. In fact I'm still crying about it.

Also? No Regrets.

Yes it's making my cry too.

January 19, 2008

lilli in her tutu

lilli in her tutu

Originally uploaded by Ceece

Over thinking much?

This Christmas I found myself using much of our designated Christmas budget for charity and donating to others in a worse situation then myself. I'm glad, I tried to explain to Conner exactly what we were doing, of course that's kind of lost on a 3 year old who only wants a bow and arrow for Christmas. But that's not my point. My point is that one of the families that I donated some money too, it was an "internet buddy" and it wasn't all that much and there was a group of us going together, went to a spa. Not just went to a spa, but spent the WHOLE DAY at a spa. The first thing I thought when reading that she spent all day in a spa, was what she'd posted a month ago about how it was so hard that she was going to have to choose between paying the electric bill and getting her girls Christmas presents.

I don't regret helping her kids have a great Christmas, but I'll admit I'm a little pissed about the whole spa thing. I guess my question is should I be? Should I expect her to not spend a little money on herself in what is probably a bit of a stressful life? Should I just not even think about it and be glad that I was able to help the kids? Outside thoughts?

January 15, 2008



Originally uploaded by Ceece

Today is the two year anniversary of my grandpa passing away.

I still miss him every day.

January 12, 2008

Your eyes focus on my funny lip shape, Let's hear what you think of me now. day 11/365

Your eyes focus on my funny lip shape, Let's hear what you think of me now. day 11/365

Originally uploaded by Ceece

January 10, 2008

conner was here

conner was here

Originally uploaded by Ceece

hours after painting, remnants and reminders can still be found.

3 years old may be a hell of a handful, but I do love what it brings. His love of learning and adventure. His desire to create. He's so articulate and sweet now. He is relatively sweet to his sister and can melt and break my heart in the same minute.

January 08, 2008


Conner just came in from playing in the backyard, proudly declaring "The puppy doesn't stink anymore!"

eh, what.

That's right, Conner had dumped bucketfuls of the nasty, stinky birdbath water on her.

yay. Baths all around.

January 03, 2008

That long?

January 02, 2008


My sisters good friend is in the process of going through a divorce.

Mediation is set to start soon, apparently one of the "requirements" for mediation is that she has to have a job. Sounds easy right? It's not. She has newborn twin baby girls and a handicapped son, Her husband told her right before the twins were born that he would stay through their birth then he was out. (He had apparently met some delightful little tart at is work, another delightful little aside, this gem of a man recently ran for local office on the republican ticket, you know family values and all that right? Sanctity of marriage ring a bell d-bag?)

She ended up getting a job from 12-4. AM!!! What the shit? How in the world is this supposed to work. And Indiana is a "no fault" state so he could do what he wants and it pretty much won't matter.

Hey dickheads in congress, let's focus on these kinds of issue. When husbands (or wives) run out on their spouses who are in charge of taking care of the children and leave them with NOTHING! Leave the gay marriage issues out of focus in 2008 (as if their should even be a problem!) and focus on REAL problems.

When I had both Conner and Lilli, I was working for the magazine. The company was small enough that I didn't qualify for maternity leave under the FMLA guideline.s Luckily, they were great in that aspect and I was able to take 6 weeks off. FMLA Maternity leave is 12 weeks. In addition to allowing me that time at home, I was able to bring the babies in to work for a bit, because really, how can someone leave their 6 week old at a daycare? But there are hardly any moms out their that were lucky enough to be in my shoes. They work jobs where they simply couldn't bring their kids with them.

What do we do? How does this get handled? By slim, slim chance anyone reads this, that has actual power to make decisions, I'd love to hear your take, and if there are even any plans to tackle these types of issues in 2008 and beyond.

January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Years!