Monday, June 29, 2009

How Mean

Yesterday I was relaxing on the couch with DaddyZilla when all of the sudden he looks over at me and busts out laughing. To give him a little credit he was trying to hold it back but he just couldn't for long so when I asked what was so darn funny he proceeds to tell me that my hair is sticking up on either side of my head like horns! Well gee I wonder why this would bother me. So when I got offended and asked him "oh like a bull?" (he does this a lot - comparing me to various farm animals) he then said "nope like the devil" WHAT?!?!?  Then he went on to tell me that -to him- comparing me to the devil was better than comparing me to a bull. Um no, no it's not. It is not my fault that the whispy hairs on my head curl -my mom has some seriously curly hair- but to say that I look like the devil and to then put up his fingers in a cross manner when I looked at him made me want to beat the freaking crap out of him is just wrong.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Okay I'm usually late on this kinds of stuff but knowing my serious {yes I'm totally admitting it} addiction, hey you'd be addicted too if you finally found some books you could reread - don't judge me, to the twilight series books WHY ON EARTH didn't any of my darling online buddies tell me about all the Twilight FanFiction stories floating around on the internet? I'm demanding an answer!

I read one yeaterday and although it was VERY loosely related to the actual flow/plot of twilight it was super duper good. I've started reading a new one today and it looks really good to. Some of the ones I've heard of are pretty low key and some are pretty darn smutty. It has kept me locked up in my office all weekend but oh well - good brain stimulation is worth it right? Once I get a few compiled that I like I'll post them for you but if YOU have any {don't be holding anything back from your friends - its rude} then post them in the comments!! YEAH POSTING COMMENTS IS GOOD - I REALLY LIKE COMMENTS hint hint hint

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wow just wow

It's just crazy that in such a short time we have lost two American Icons. Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett are both now hopefully in a better place. No matter what people think of either of them I feel extremely sad for their family and friends especially their children. I just Pray that they can get through this and be left with lots of loving memories.

Monday, June 22, 2009


**The opinions expressed here on this blog are exactly that, just my personal opinions, I mean absolutely no disrespect for anyone who agrees with this method of childbirth. So don't anyone go and get on any high horses okay?**

I watched the show FreeBirthing on Discovery Health the other night and I couldn't help but watch it - in that same way you can't help from looking at a train wreck. The show follows moms who are practicing the Free birthing method of childbirth. These people choose to give birth with no drugs, no midwife and no medical support whatsoever.

Now I'm all about the fact that women should be able to choose how they want to give birth I mean we are carrying the kid after all but this show really put a nasty knot in my stomach and I watched with my mouth hanging open. Home births are one thing but these ladies had absolutely NO ONE with any medical training nearby! One of the couples not only had no medical personnel present at the birth but she also choose not to have ANY prenatal care and leading up to her birth she suspected (knowledge she gained not from medical school but by using the blood pressure machine at Wal-Mart and a stethoscope she bought off Ebay) that she had placenta previa! Um I didn't have that condition while pregnant but I know that it can be VERY dangerous for mom and baby. That lady had someone come to her house to teach her infant CPR instead of just going to get looked at "just in case" her baby couldn't breath when it came out - she asked the CPR instructor how long the baby would have to be without oxygen before it died "just in case" and when asked about that very real possibility she said "well I know it could happen and I know I would feel really bad about that" Um gee you think? They tied the baby's umbilical cord with a SHOESTRING!! I mean really that's just ugh.

There are mid-wives out there that will do a home birth and assist as little or as much as you want so WHY IN THE HECK would you do this and possibly put your baby at risk just so that you can have the kind of birth experience you want? I mean I just could not imagine doing anything that would put my son in danger - even a little bit of danger. Isn't a little doctors help worth your kid living a full and healthy life? I know that our bodies are designed for childbirth but all it takes is a few minutes without oxygen and that baby is DEAD - I just can't fathom being so selfish that I would risk my son for anything at all. Maybe my opinion would be different if I'd have had a horrible birthing experience but somehow I can't think it would.

What do you all think? Yep I'm asking you all to ACTUALLY COMMENT!! Come on I know you all can do it - I believe it you!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

We love Sticks

While we were visiting Nanna in Orlando Zilla became aware of Yogurt in Sticks (GoGurt is one brand). He fell in love with them! He decided to call them "sticks" and it's stuck. He practically begs me for one!!!! He says "yumm mom need a stick, it's so yummy" LOL he really cracks me up.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Too Cute For Words

Picture Fun!!
Here is Zilla being super duper cute carrying an umbrella:
Zilla rolling golf balls with Mawmaw and bouncing on the trampoline with Nanna:
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Playing at the playground;
Sitting outside in the hallway during Uncle Brandons Graduation:
Wearing his new cool hunting shirt that Grandpa got him:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Workin Hard For The Money

Here is Zilla workin hard for his spending money LOL

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fun at the Splash Park

I took Zilla to the Splash Park that just opened up here on base and he had a BLAST!! He loved running through the water and playing with the other kids! He ran around with his friend Lucian playing dinosour or monster or something that involved growling and running I'm not 100% sure LOL. They have four big rings that are lined up to form a circle and although Zilla was intially scared of them he soon found that he loved to "run in the rain" - thats what he called them haha- and kept that up for a LONG time. The splash park is gated off from the big pool -that has a awesome looking slide- and Zilla was totally disgruntled that I wouldn't take him to the pool we had a good time. I am going to request that they consider a kiddie pool though cause I just can't take him to a big pool by myself. Oh well DZ promised that we would all go together soon and he can fight with Zilla in the pool. Here are some pictures! Enjoy!

Monday, June 15, 2009

I just saved us some Money!

Yesterday I came to the realization that our dryer was not actually drying anything, it was getting hot but the clothes weren't dry. I didn't notice this until I had one load in the washer and then the one I was trying to dry. Not wanting to hang clothes up outside (not that we have a line out there or anything) DZ and I rigged up a line inside the laundry room to hang up the clothes. Here it is:

Well after I took down my now cardboard feeling clothes - seriously HOW do people dry their clothes this way? - we talked about having to go out and buy a new dryer. I wasn't really excited about spending several hundred bucks when we didn't know why it wasn't drying. I looked into the lint trap and sure enough I got like two handfuls of dog hair and stuff out from under where the lint collects. It dries now!!!!!! I love saving money and now I don't have to dry clothes on that seriously crappy clothes line!! YAY ME!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

HE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally. Zilla PEED IN THE POTTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This morning I was relaxing on the couch reading a book and I heard the sound of Zilla peeing so I turned around expecting to catching him whizzing on the floor. Nope that's not what I found though instead I saw him standing in front of his potty PEEING!!!!!!!! He had just walked up to the potty stood over it and was doing his business. He didn't even get much on the seat - he's got better aim already than most grown men LOL.

I was so excited I scooped him up and started shouting with joy!!! Then we woke up and daddy to tell him and then text everyone we know pretty much with the awesome news!! Oh I could still dance I'm so stinking excited.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Stupid Dog Movie

I REALLY shouldn't have watched Marley & Me - it was a BAD BAD idea and I'm totally regretting (and cursing) the movie. Every time I look at Daisy I keep thinking that she's just going to up and die on us. I can't even count how many times I've actually asked her (i do realize that I'm not going to get an answer but that somehow doesn't keep me from asking) if she was going to die on us. I have also instructed her (i know, i know) that if she's feeling like she might die to run away so she doesn't do it here - I don't know that I could handle that. It would be easier to think that she was living a happy life somewhere else but then again now that I think about it if she does run away then now I'll know it was to die. DAMN I just ruined that plan.

Catahoula Leopard Dogs are supposed to have a lifespan of 10-14 years and she's only 8 so I shouldn't be freaking out over this just yet but I am. Stupid freaking movie's fault.

And the Diaper Fun Begins

Well I guess it really is time to step up the potty training for Zilla (well past time in my opinion) as it has now taken a new turn. Today I locked Zilla in his room for nap time but he didn't feel like sleeping so after a couple hours of "quiet time" I went to let him out. What did I find? A messy room for one but I also a naked little boy! At first I couldn't see what he did with his clothes but I soon found his shirt but no diaper - that worried me. After some searching and questions -that got me no where- I figured out that he had slipped his diaper off and then threw it away in the trashcan! So yeah I think he's really ready - I'm just hoping that his poop issues don't hinder the obvious readiness.

Does My Butt Look Big Mom?

This is exactly the question I think that Zilla would have asked yesterday afternoon. DZ and I caught him examing his backside in our closet mirror! He was turning and studying himself very closely LOL. It was so funny that DZ and I just pusted out laughing!

Speaking of butts...something you shouldn't do if you really care about how yours feels is a bunch of lunges and then go running! I did about 20 or so lunges around the house (Zilla was "doing" them with me - too cute) and then the next morning I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill. Not. A. Good. Idea. My butt was SOOOOOOO sore - I wanted to cry. I don't mean that it was one of those "good" hurt things I've heard about - no it was a painful 'please don't do that again' hurt. Since I seem to enjoy hurting myself I fully plan to do it again though - gotta get my some buns of steel LMAO.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What Happened to Me?

How did I go from someone who didn't really have any shows that I regularly watched to now having a handful that I really like? I used to kinda give my mom a hard time for always having "her shows" and now I have some - thats so odd and unlike me. I have just about fallen in love with NCIS, Royal Pains, and Burn Notice. I'm also planning to order an HBO season from Netflix because someone told me it was awesome - I kinda hope it's not since we don't have HBO and I'm not planning to get it anytime soon. I mean I've always had shows I liked and would watch if I caught them on but all of the above are DVR'd - hmm oh well.
Now this guy from Burn Notice is some hot stuff - don't you think? lol

Colbert Report

OMG Stephan Colbert is SOOOOOO dang funny. I'm watching The Colbert Report right now on Comedy Central and he's doing his show this week from Bahgdad, Irag. I swear he's so funny that I almost peed my pants sitting here! I'm pretty sure that they put the episodes on the website HERE so if you didn't watch it you should! He declares victory, suggests that Obama should deploy troops to GM and gets his head shaved!

Monday, June 8, 2009


My little bro graduated last week and Zilla and I were lucky enough to go see. Well actually I mainly watched the whole thing on the TV screens from the hallway because a certain two year old couldn't be bothered to go sit in the Arena. I did manage to sneak in and see Bran walk across the stage so that's good at least. It didn't take nearly as long as I feared it would because they only had a little over 600 kids walking (my own graduation was close to 1100 - so I was kinda worried). I do have to say that it was pretty much a pleasant experience except that the valedictorian's speech was pretty dang depressing. I'm hoping that he didn't really mean for it to come out that way but he talked about how much he hated himself and that the world meant nothing for almost the whole long speech only swaying it towards something normal in the last minute or so - it kinda made you want to go slice your wrists - not very good. Oh well guess he needed to talk and not much anyone could do but listen. I think school administrators should be allowed to view the speeches ahead of time! Besides that really uncomfortable point it wasn't too bad since our last name is in the beginning. We then went out to lunch and Chili's (yum) and then Zilla spent some time with Grandpa and Holly while I went shopping for some new running shoes. Here are the pics!
Bran with our super Proud Dad!
Bran with his girlfriend Brittney - she's really nice and isn't her skirt just too cute?


Ok nevermind all the looking - Zilla brought it out from his hiding place I guess.

Is there not a spell check in the 'Blogger In Draft' format? Am I just missing it?

I can't find it

My camera that is. Last week Zilla and I took a trip down to Orlando to see my little brother Graduate from High school. We had an excellent time and I am glad that we were able to go and be there for this milestone. Brandon has enlisted in the Army and will be off to Basic training come October so I wanted to be sure that we were there for this because who knows where the Army will send him! I am extremely proud of him and I can't wait to see all of the things he's able to accomplish. I took pictures and I'd love to share them with you but Zilla has lost my camera! He was playing with it and I spent all day yesterday looking for it but to no avail - I will continue to search and when I find it I'll post some pics of the graduation. Ok off to search some more. laters

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fun at the In-laws

When we were down at my In-laws house DaddyZilla brought out one of the many tractors and gave Zilla a ride. Zilla did really well and enjoyed himself I think - he didn’t even cover his ears! Here is Zilla on the Farmall:

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My MIL breeds Pomeranians, Pugs and Shiba Inu’s and while we were there she had some baby pugs that had been born not too long ago. Zilla was totally enamored with the “babies” and kept saying he “want to hold one baby in hand” LOL Here is the pic of him holding one of the pug puppies.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Disney Trip - Downtown Disney

**Sorry I thought I had scheduled this to post but I seemed to have just put it as a draft so it's a little late**
On our last full day of vacation we decided to forgo the parks and instead relax at the campgrounds and visit Downtown Disney. Here are some of the fun happenings from that day:

One of the many stores we hang out at was the Lego Store at Downtown Disney. That store had SOOOOOOO much awesome Lego stuff it was unbelievable. They had sets and then there was the wall o’ legos where you could buy loose Lego pieces to construct whatever awesome masterpiece you wanted. There were displays of all kinds already set up inside and then huge life-size ones done outside as well. As if that weren’t enough the Lego Store also had a play area set up for the littler kids and then a half dozen tables set up with legos for the kids to play and have fun with - Zilla had a blast there.

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OMG this place smelled like Heaven!! I walked in and wanted to moan with pleasure - I don’t think there is a woman alive who could resist . I got DZ and myself a milkshake with dark chocolate covered peanut butter cups mixed in - swoon. They were a little pricey but that’s what vacations are for right? Photobucket

They have these play areas in the entrance to Downtown Disney that shoot up water in time to some Disney tune and Zilla thought this was just the best! He played in that thing for a little over an hour! He kept bending down and trying to lick the water - it was so funny and yet so gross lol. I’d venture to say that he had a better time playing in that water than he did at all parks - we had to literally drag his soaked self away from it kicking and screaming! Did I bring a extra set of clothes? No so he ended up riding back to the resort in his hugely overpriced souvenir Disney shirt and his pull-ups LOL.
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Playing in the sand at the campground marina area

On the swings at the playground near our camper

Monday, June 1, 2009

Movie Review Monday

We’ve seen a few movies lately that I’d like to review for you!

Marley & Me
Based on the best-selling memoir, this feature adaptation centers on Jennifer and John Grogan (Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson), who, as newlyweds about to start a family, learn many of life's important lessons from Marley, their lovable yet trouble-seeking canine. This heartwarming story examines the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting ones' own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.
This movie was super cute, funny and sad all at the same time. I read the book a couple years ago so I knew the whole story (or course they left a lot of good details out) but the movie still managed to bring on some tears! It also managed to get DZ and I to love up on Daisy and she was mighty grateful for that LOL. It was good so I’d totally recommend it!
Thirteen-year-old Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) is a good girl. She's smart, gets along with her mother (Holly Hunter) and is never any trouble. But then she befriends Evie (played by Nikki Reed, who co-wrote the movie), a gorgeous and popular classmate who teaches Tracy to let loose and introduces her to the beguiling world of sex, alcohol, drugs and self-mutilation -- much to the horror of Tracy's friends, relatives and, most of all, her mother

This movie wasn’t too bad but it’s certainly NOT a family movie that’s for sure. It stars Nikki Reed who is in Twilight and it barely looks like the same person - I like her better as a brunette lol. I was a little taken aback at how explicit some of the scenes were but I guess that was the point of the movie. Certainly makes you think of how things like acceptance and divorce can effect teens and how seemingly small things can get out of control quickly. Overall it was an interesting movie but I would have liked to see the ending have more of an end if you know what I mean. I wouldn’t not recommend it.

This is a great classic Disney movie. This was the first time Zilla has seen it and it’s been a long while since the last time I watched it. Zilla really enjoyed it and asked to watch “baby” several times. I think he got a big kick out of Thumper and Flower! I recommend it - Duh!

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
One year after the incredible adventure of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan Pevensie return to Narnia to aid a young prince whose life has been threatened by the evil King Miraz. Now, with the help of a colorful cast of new characters, including Trufflehunter the badger and Nikabrik the dwarf, the Pevensie clan embarks on an incredible adventure to ensure that Narnia is returned to its rightful heir.

This was weird but then again I thought the first one was a little odd to so I guess no surprises there. It certainly was interesting and I thought the actors/actresses did a wonderful job. I had to have things explained to me a little cause I guess I didn’t pay enough attention to the first one so I was lost for a bit. Anyone that knows me wouldn’t be surprised but that though LOL. You should defiantly see the first one before attempting to watch this. I would totally recommend it.

Seven Pounds
Distraught over his wife's death -- and convinced that his own actions had something to do with it -- a depressed (Will Smith) begins plotting his suicide, vowing to improve the lives of seven strangers in the process. But a chance meeting with a woman who has a life-threatening heart defect (Rosario Dawson) threatens to derail his plans when, suddenly, their budding relationship feels a lot like love.

This movie was VERY good. I haven’t been let down with a Will Smith movie before and this surely followed in that path. It was a heart warming story and I totally cried in several parts. It really draws you in and makes you think. I think everyone should watch this movie!