Happy 73rd Birthday, Mama!

Mama, Thanks for tagging along on our many adventures and holding on for dear life! Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year filled with joy! Have a blessed birthday! I love you! ❤️ Off to the movies………

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Happy 48th Anniversary Daddy & Mama!

Happy Anniversary to the best parents any kids could hope for! You’ve been a great example of what marriage is all about. It’s because of your successful matrimony, that A.J., Jenni and I have been able to live with harmony. Your successful marriage serves as an inspiration to us. We love you immeasurably, have a…

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Happy 84th Birthday Daddy!

We love you very much! Looking forward to your birthday weekend in your favorite home away from home~ Hot Springs, Arkansas! Happy Birthday Daddy🎁 

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In a Blink of an Eye~ Logan Graduated!

​ ​ Everyone’s heard the old adage in a “blink of an eye” especially in reference to growing children. In a “blink of an eye” they’ll be walking, in a “blink of an eye” they’ll go to kindergarten and in a “blink of an eye” they’ll graduate from high-school. I took this into consideration as my children grew, reminding myself constantly through the…

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What does a Q-tip and a Banana have in common?!?!

Apparently my dad…. He jumped into my car the other day with one banana and one Q-tip. I thought that’s odd, the Q-tip part; he literally eats a banana every single time he gets into my car, even if I’m taking him out to eat. I said, “what are you going to do with the…

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Happy 70th Birthday Mama!

      70 today but just 21 in celsius. Woot! Have a blessed day, but I’m sure you will, because I, Dawn the Great will be with you….I love, love, love you very much! You’re are the best lookin’ 70 year old I’ve seen.

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I LOVE IT WHEN!

My sweet elderly neighbor told me my hubby and I have done a great job raising our children:) I love her…..She also still gives my kids Easter baskets every year~ no matter how old they get!

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Bonus Surprise at Daddy’s Doctor Appt!

It was a gorgeous Tuesday morning,  which I guess made an ideal day for my dad’s annual checkup. I was with the usual road-dog gang; mom (69), dad (82) and moi’ (age is just a #). We arrived after fifteen minutes and waited in the lunch room, just kidding the WAITING room for my dad’s appointment time. Nothing out of…

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This is the kind of stock I’m made of~

The other night my mom fell asleep in her living room chair while watching the boob tube. No big deal right? Well this particular mischievous evening my eighty-one year old dad decided it would be funny to prank her while sleeping. He on a normal basis hides little trinkets & oddities in her pillows and around her makeup mirror, they’ve actually…

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Throwback Thursday

A shot of me two weeks ago in same location as my children in 2003 in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.   Crazy the changes with the trees and umbrellas below.

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I LOVE it when #28!

1. It starts to rain early evening before bed. 2. My hubby comes home with a new SUV, Woot! 3. Peeps pay it forward. Try it……. 4. My DVR is filled with lots of my favorite shows. 5. My kids enjoy our company. 6. I have batteries in my t.v. remote. It’s the first place my kids…

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Is this WEIRD?

When my kids want to earn extra money, I have them rub my feet! That either deters them from the question or they rub my feet, It’s a win-win for me!!!!!WOOT,, Is this WEIRD?

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I HATE it when #37!

1. I find my children & friends have “SCENTSY” wax all over my walls, because they dipped their hands in it……..& I guess threw it on my wall 2. White lint balls get all over the laundry in the dryer. 3. I just cleaned the entire kitchen then hubby & kids messed it up again. 4. Paint gets chipped…

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What’s that smell?

I tried to clean out my car today & smelled this foul odor. So I looked under my seats — thought it could possibly be meat that slid under my seat from a grocery bag (happened before) or worse, a dead squirrel possibly cooked in my engine, my mind was all over the place. (more…

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Sad, Walt Disney Fact!

Probably the most painful time of Walt’s private life, was the accidental death of his mother in 1938. After the great success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt and Roy bought their parents, Elias and Flora Disney, a home close to the studios. Less than a month later Flora died of asphyxiation caused by a…

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Daughter’s “Quote of the Day!”

My teenage daughter was begging for money as usual & I told her NO, she’ll have to do it the old fashion way & EARN IT. She then stated “What do I have to do–lose some teeth to get some money around here!”(tooth fairy) I LMAO at the thought of her as a teenager losing teeth,…

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I HATE it when #34!

1. I open a brand new bag of chips & it rips down the side. 2. I  try to pour the same chips in a bowl & because the bag is ripped, they spill all over the place—some even fly through the air- but NONE land in my bowl. At least I don’t have to pick them up…

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One of my MOST embarrassing moments ever (oldie but goodie)

On our recent visit to Disney World a few weeks ago, I experienced one of my most embarrassing moments EVER . The Beach Club Resort was our home away from home on this trip & Concierge Level to boot, ooh la la, or better yet HA HA HA (you’ll see why). 9:45 in the morning…

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“Quote of the day!”

My son said to me, “If you were a Native American–your name would be ONEWHOYELLSALOT!” I laughed & laughed…..

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Lizard Tattoo & Church

Great day for our son to apply a rather large Dragon tat to his hand, right before church! So hilarious!!!!!!!!

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My Dad loves finding little treasures!

My funny, kid at heart, 79 year old dad loves, loves, loves to pick up just about anything he see’s on the ground! Sometimes it’s a diamond ring or two, coins, & sometimes its just plain trash & other times— WELL…. While at the Wal-Mart the other day My dad, daughter & I had our hands full of cheese, hot dogs & ant hotels—my…

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“Quote of the day!”

My son screamed & my hubby said, “Boy what did I tell you about screaming like a girl! My son Logan replied  “Dad if you ate those Chimichangas, your butt would be on fire too!”

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I LOVE it When #21

1. Women get along & aren’t bitchy with one another..RAISE each other UP girls, not down! 2. My nail polish goes on smoothly & dries quickly. 3. I don’t have to listen to Sofia Vergara, Penelope Cruz or Salma Hayek’s voice, if I don’t want to! ICK 4. I hear the song “Over the Rainbow” 5. My…

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Q-tips, hair rollers & one sock!

What does a sock, one washcloth with makeup on it, drinking glass from the kitchen, two hair rollers & Stridex pads have in common: They were all laying atop my bathroom counter this morning! Oh & two used Q-tips!!!!!!! Oh the joys of motherhood..Joy, Joy, Joy

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Lokea & Hubby????

Yay, I’m so excited! Today while driving my daughter to play practice, I noticed a new store going in a few miles from my home. A bright blue sign said “LOKEA” HMM,  I turned around to get a better look & realized it was a “local IKEA” delivery store……I didn’t know they existed,  I’m thrilled. Every time I visit my sister…

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Giggles, Hernia & Toots

My dad & I were, en-route  for his first ever “Black Friday” shopping with me. It was an experience to say the least, he said “Listen!” then he pushed  on his belly & his hernia made a squishy sound. I laughed & said “That’s disgusting!” Then he did it again, but this time–it sounded drastically different. I giggled & said…

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Is this WEIRD? with a Rap….

My family,  mainly my hubby tries to trick me, all the time into eating weird animals! Like squirrel, rabbit, snake, alligator & other oddities, like balls of something & I mean balls! They giggle or smirk when asking me to try something, they think if they mix it with stew or roux, I’ll try it–I’m on to…

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“Braces” unusual reaction!

Yesterday my son found out it’s time for him to receive braces! But the reaction was surprisingly “YES, GREAT, WONDERFUL, I have to tell all my friends, this day is so special I must ask them about their braces!” He went so far as to watch video’s on youtube of kids getting braces! Boy they’ll show anything on youtube… REALLY…

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Book for old people???

As usual my parents & I were driving around in my car & my dad said the darnedest thing. “Do you read books?” I said “of course” eagerly anticipating why this totally random question came from his breath.Then he said “you know a book on how to treat old people, because your always –taking us…

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Flip’s off the diving board!

My daughter mentioned going to our neighborhood pool tomorrow & I said “I would go with you, but I just colored my hair.” She said “Good– then you should have your hair colored everyday.” I replied “I would LOVE to show you my flips off the diving board!” My daughter then stated “Oh yeah that sounds like fun going to…

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Is this weird?

My daughter dared my son to pee a little in the cat litter & he did!!!!!!! I know, gross….

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My Glorious Morning, 5 things that shouldn’t have happened!

It started out at the crack of DAWN (LOL) & a massive headache: 1.) My hubby woke me & informed me, he’s going fishing–BIG No No, it’s so hard for me to go to sleep & when I am, don’t wake me, especially if it’s still dark outside, don’t people write notes anymore. Headache began.  2.)I actually fell back asleep with coaxing…

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Is this Weird?

I enjoy hanging out with my parents & I’m 40, they make me laugh! Just thinking about them makes me laugh, is that weird?  They’ll really get a kick out of this picture…….LOL!

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I LOVE it when #14

1.My sis has a healthy baby girl, my new niece “Marley Vai”! 2. My sis had her baby early & my son CAN attend his girlfriend’s  birthday party. Happy 13th Birthday Lexi! 3. I’m sick of eating junk food & ready to start a new low carb diet. 4. I crave something that I actually…

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“WATCH OUT!” I told my daughter–

when I’m old & ornery like your papa (always demanding things “Turn off the air.”, ” Get me a sandwich!”), I will act just the same!  she replied “You already act like that–NOW!”

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Is this WEIRD?

When I was younger I also would eat spoonfuls of coffee creamer! Till one day my mother told me it would give me worms—– I quit cold turkey, I wasn’t the brightest crayon in the box……

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Thank God fingernail clippings & NOT toenail clippings!

My mother walked up to my father and said “Thank you so much for leaving the three fingernail clipping on the dresser for me, It’s gross! The only thing more gross— if they were toenail clippings!” Ahh my parents, soooo funny.

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