Saturday, January 31, 2009


Shelby is spending the night with Grandpa Bubby & Nana Sue tonight. Nana is having dinner with some friends this evening, so Grandpa Bubby and Shelby are hanging out. Also the Huntley's went skiing today so Baby Leah is over too! So Shelby is helping Bubby watch Leah, should be fun. He asked Shelby "Do you know how to change diapers?" Too funny! Daren & I are excited about having a date night, doesn't happen often. Hopefully we don't crash at 9:00 p.m.
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Workin' for the Weekend!

Shelby loves the end of the month, because she gets to go to work with Daddy & help with inventory. She said Daddy, "When I grow up I want to be a Builders worker!" Daren said, "Oh no, no, no, my little girl." I told Daren it's not working at Builders that she loves, it's doing something special with her Daddy (her hero) He's such a good Daddy!
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Friday, January 30, 2009


Happy Friday all! Shelby was upset with me that I hadn't blogged in 2 whole days, so here's a little note just for Shelb! Love you sunshine, I'm glad your, you! ~Mama

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Leah Baby!

We weren't able to go to Leah's 1st birthday party, because Shelby was sick. The girls (Shelby & Lexi Loo Hoo) have tumbling together, so I invited Leisha to come over while she was waiting for Lexi. Leah opened her gift from us...... A glowworm. I think it was a hit. She grinned & danced to the music it played. Happy 1st Leah baby!
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Everyone is back & well @ my house now, thank god! So this morning Shelby & I get up get ready, no rushing I didn't feel ill, & we had a ton of time left over. So we played the wii. Were playing tennis & Shelby missed a shot, she say's "Mama stop talking, your making me look bad in front of the crowd" (the little spectators on the game) You all know Shelby, she loves an audience!!! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Guess who's got the bug now? Yeah, ME! Isn't being a Mom great? I'm off to bed, enjoy your day all! One more note: Yesterday was acting class #2 This week their was another 7 year old named Gracie, so Shelby was thrilled, YEAH! Thanks Brenda for helping out while I'm ill! Will pay back anytime!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Today was weigh in day for Daren. He's lost 13 pounds now. I'm so proud fo you sweetie! Keep it up.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yummy !

Yeah, Shelby's better. This is my version of subway for Shelby, bread, ham, turkey, lettuce, & shredded carrots. We also bought some strawberries today for a treat. $3.99 for a small thing.....YIKES, they'd better be great! Today was a banner day, we went to the 2nd hand bookstore (which we all love!) then grocery shopping. We took so long we missed church, oops. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. Here's hoping Gramma Sharon has a great birthday party @ Lynn's house today, wish we could all be there. All our love.
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Friday, January 23, 2009

My pitiful girl!

Shelby woke up @ 6 something this morning sick. Vomiting, headache, & she's on her 3rd nap of the day. Poor baby. She was so upset because her cousin Leah's 1st birthday party is tonight, & then she was going to spend the night with Lexi Loo Hoo :( So Leah hope you have a great 1st birthday party wish we could be there.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dancing Queen

Some of you may know I take dance classes (tap/jazz) Tonight we learned our dance for the recital.......All I can say is YIKES! I felt really old. We have until June to learn it, so I'm sure we'll all get it by then. Wish me luck, & say a prayer I don't bomb & fall on my face. Thanks for the support.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bad Mama Moment

So this morning I proved, i'm so far from perfect it's not even funny! After I got so mad @ Shelby this morning & said some things I shouldn't. I dropped her off @ school & proceeded to cry my eyes out. I started thinking omg what if something happened to me, that would be her last memory of me. So I turned around & went back to her school. I told them I needed to speak to Shelby. She came down looking @ me like I was crazy. I hugged her, told her I loved her, & then we discussed what happened this morning etc. I think we both felt better, but the consequences still stood (still the mama you know!) Then I found out why she was looking @ me crazy, she thought she was getting another flu shot (I can DAILY count on her & her dadddy for a smile or laugh thank god they keep me from taking life so seriuosly) I talked on the phone to my sister in law Valerie right after that & she told me she had a similar morning, so I guess it happens to all us imperfect people. Nice to hear. Until later, I better get back to work.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Doesn't matter if your a democrat or a republican, today is an amazing day in our history. I was so moved by today. Today I felt so much hope and love. I watched it @ my desk @ work. After I picked Shelby up from school, she told me she saw the "celebration & the swore in of Obama", I said "really that's great, it's very historic....(went through why it was historic..etc) She gets quiet for a second & then says sweetly in a whisper "yeah Mama, but you know it's kind of boring for a kid." She cracks me up. God bless my little democrat in training :) I hope everyone was moved as I was today. Here's hoping we can all make a better world from today on. God bless you all.

Monday, January 19, 2009

What a Monday!

So I wake up @ 4:00a.m. (I didn't have to get up until 5:00) Once my eyes are open that's it. Then Daren goes to start the van & his car...& his car wouldn't start (GREAT.....NOT) Daren had to go to a visitation in Kewanee after work. We were running around getting his clothes ready (he was riding with his boss to the visitation) He finally found his blue shirt (I didn't know where it was, the nerve) His shirt was horribly wrinkled, so then he had to iron it but the kicker was I threw away my ironing board when we moved into this house last summer (I use the table & a towel) so he was mad about that, not a great start. The reason I threw it away, it was the original ironing board from when we moved into together in 1995. It didn't stay up you had to lean it across 2 things. So I'm guessing by weeks end I'll have a brand spankin' new ironing board (stay tuned I'll let you know!) The next snafu, I went to take Shelby to her acting class @ 4:00pm when we got there they said "Your kinda early aren't you" Shelby turned 7 in December so is now in the 7-9 group instead of the 4-6 group, 7-9 is 5:00-6:00 pm So I had 2 hours to kill instead of one. I got some reading done. I picked her up & she's practically in tears. She says "Mama I'm so embarassed, I'm the only one who's 7, everyone else is bigger than me" None of her acting friends are in this class. :( We all know Shelby, if anyone knows how to make friends it's her. Enough griping sorry. On a high note Daren has lost 9 pounds, yeah!!!! Way to go Big Daddy, I'm so proud of you, keep it up!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Two ouch's for today. First- I cut my index finger the other day, today I cut my thumb right next to it. I had Daren put on a band-aid for me, so no big deal. I was helping Shelby with her taco looked down & there was blood on her shell. My finger bled through the band-aid. GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Second- I'm going into work @ 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, so Shelby is spending the night with Nana Sue,& Grandpa Bubby. We took her out there, I helped Shelby take a shower, & got her & Bubby some popcorn for a snack. Were sitting watching TV, & Shelby says "Mom, I don't mean to be rude but........... aren't you guys gonna leave? Ouch, ok were out. She wanted to be alone with them. Tomorrow she's going to Nana's work (@ the preschool) She's soooo excited too, about helping with the "little kids", because she's a big kid now. Until tomorrow!

You look marvelous!

Shelby got a gift certificate from Toys R' US from Uncle Dan for Christmas. We went shopping today. She found a surfer girl jewelery making kit, she loved. Shelby is saving the rest of her money for a different day (we were proud of her) Shelby made a necklace & I made a bracelet.
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pretty Pretty Princess

Lexi Loo Hoo brought her Pretty Pretty Princess Game. Shelby, Lexi, & I played it & I won.....................yeah!!!! I'd never played it before it was way cute, Shelby & I both loved it! It's fun to do girly things. Until tomorrow.
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My niece Lexi Loo Hoo is spending the night tonight. We did make your own pizza night. Shelby-Cheese (of course!), Lexi Loo Hoo-Cheese & black olives, Daren-Hamburger, black olive, & cheese, Me-Hamburger, onion, green pepper, and mushrooms (love my veggies!)
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Friday, January 16, 2009

Day With Mama!

Daren came home from work & said "I left you two alone for one day & you trash the house?" As if! :) Shelby & I had so much fun today. Shelby said, "thank you Mama, this is the best fort of my life, I love you. We had popcorn in the fort & watched Barbie "Swan Lake" on the little DVD player. Then she wanted her lunch in the fort too. The living room is trashed, oh well to see her face & how happy she is, was worth it. Until tomorrow!
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Missing You!

Daren has been off alot this week so I could work. So we've switched roles. As any Mom knows when your used to doing everything it's hard to let go. (I'm trying!) So............. I'm having a little Mama guilt for not seeing Shelby as much as I/SHE would like. So when I got home today @ 5:00 p.m. Shelby & snuggled on the couch, I didn't realize while I was working how much I missed her. She's growing up sooo fast. I'm glad she still likes to snuggle with me. Moving on............................................................ So yesterday we got 6 or 7 more inches of snow :( This morning @ 6:15 am on my way to work the temp was -19 yes 19 below 0...crazy huh? Want to hear something even more crazy? The North Pole had a high temp of 5 today & Alaska was right around there. We were colder than the North Pole & Alaska, that's crazy. The low tonight is supposed to be -30 with the wind chill that's -45. Yesterday school was cancelled because of the cold, ok do any of you remember school being cancelled because of the cold? I don't, snow sometimes yeah but not cold. Anyways enough ranting it's supposed to be a high of 7 tomorrow...heat wave. Hope y'all stay warm & snuggly tonight. Shelby & I have our fuzzy feety pj's on were going to snuggle in my bed & watch a movie while Daddy goes bowling. Until tomorrow.
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A little note for our friend John (that Daren works with) John's brother died this morning, after a year long battle with cancer. John, you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My love!

Just a little note to say, I'm very grateful I married Daren for many, many, reasons. So sweetie thanks for being you. I love you always & forever Big Daddy. From~Pretty Mama
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Christmas/Birthday gifts.

Shelby opening birthday/Christmas gifts that arrived today from Nana & Pop. Shelby says thanks!
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For all of you who don't have this white stuff. It's snow, & personally I'm sick of it!!!!!! Daren loves his new snow blower (good investment) Shelby made her snow angels. Why is kids have no internal thermostat? I don't get it, if I'd let her she'd stay out there for 4 hrs. Try & stay warm all it's supposed to be a balmy -2 tonight....brrrrrr!
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Snow Again!

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday activities

Oops I hit enter before I had the text in...oh well Shelby & Daren went to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua. They both liked it. Shelby got a chihuahua in a purse from the "Other" Huntleys for Christmas so she took it with them to the movie. I went to my friend Millie's house to scrapbook, with her & our friend Sheila. It was fun to hang out with the girls, we don't get to do that often enough. Thanks girls.

Sunday activities

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