Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights? "

Here is a link to an amazing article by my favorite author.
Sorry to all you Obama worshipers, but facts is facts.
Oh, and by the way, Orson Scott Card is a democrat.

Read. Love it. Pass it on.

P.S. I'd also like to recommend ALL of Orson Scott Card's books. They are great!

So another great article about the bias of the media makes its way to the forefront. This time by Pat Buchanan. This stuff needs to get into the hands of everyone!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Girls Night!

I am husbandless this weekend, so tonight, my friend Amanda and I got to have a night out with NO KIDS! It was absolutely fabulous! Our movie didn't start until 9:00, so we had a couple of hours to kill. We hit the mall. After visiting a few children's clothing stores and browsing through the perfume and cologne selections ( Curve is my favorite), we decided to relax at Barnes and Noble and check out the new movie companion guide book to Twilight. Yes, we looked through the entire thing! It took up the majority of our time..and honestly, can you think of a better way to spend an hour? :) So...after drooling over Edward for the better part of 45 minutes, we went to the theater. We saw Nights in Rodanthe. The BOOK was fantastic. The MOVIE was not. I had my hopes up way too high for this one. It didn't flow like the book and I just did not think that Diane Lane captured her character to the fullest. I also didn't think that the development of their relationship was portrayed effectively. The last 10 minutes were the best and I did shed some tears, but overall I would give it a 4 out of 10. I highly recommend the book though!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Chasing Flies

Just a funny story from this morning....Tyler has a pair of pajamas that we call his "Frog Pajamas" and he wore them to bed last night. They're green with frogs and flies and on the front it says "Chasing Flies". When he woke up this morning, I was feeding Josh in the kitchen and he noticed a fly on the floor. What choice did he have but to slide across the floor and try to catch the fly? I just thought it was so cute that he was chasing flies in his pj's with the same name!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My Morning So Far....and it's only 11am!

Okay. So, I have never used my blog to vent before. This is a first. I've had quite a morning! I woke up at 8. Josh had soaked his sheets. I undressed him and gave him a quick bath. I showered and took Tyler to his t-ball practice....which I was 15 minutes late for (my fault for not getting up earlier). Then after that I was planning to 1) go to blockbuster to drop off some movies 2)Go to the grocery store to pick up some feminine necessities, and 3) Go pick up my book from the library. Here's how it all went down: I dropped of the movies successfully! (1 point for me), THEN I thought it would be a good idea to deviate from my original plan and go get Tyler's hair cut at Great Clips. We get there and we only have to wait about 7 minutes until it's our turn. Tyler didn't want to sit in the chair, so I bribed him with a treat from the store..which would be our next stop. He agreed and sat in the chair. But as soon as she put that cover over him, he flipped out. He wouldn't even stay still for a lolli-pop. We tried this twice and after giving the lolli-pop back to the stylist, Tyler flipped again. I wasn't going to let him have it! So we left. No hair cut. Dangit. (-1 point for me. +1 for Tyler). Next, and please don't laugh at me, (it's really okay if you do) I drove across the street and there was a Cost Cutters. Tyler had calmed down and I wanted to try this hair cutting thing one more time. Silly me..I know. So after about 5 minutes of sitting in the parking lot trying to convince Tyler that this was a good idea, we went in. But not before we walked by the big semi truck...that was Tyler's stipulation. We get in, I start to write his name on the sign in sheet and the lady walks up to us and tells me that there's a 30-40 minute wait. We left. :). It was just not meant to be today.(-2 points) I decided to skip the grocery store for now because there was no way I wanted to get both boys out of the car for like the 5th time this morning. (-3 points) So we went to the library to pick up my book that was ordered for bookclub. It's called My Sisters Keeper, by Jodi Picoult. So I leave the boys in the car real quick and go inside to get the book. I tell her my last name and she brings this book to the counter. It's not the book I ordered. Close though...Same title, wrong author. AHHHHHH! I'm really screaming inside by this point. I had to wait a week and a half to get the wrong book! She ordered the right one for me and it might take another week! I have to have it read by the 28th! Oh My Goodness! I was nice to her and left.(-4 points) Finally it was time to come home. I get in the driveway and Tyler doesn't want me to take him out because he wants to sleep in the car. Weirdo! So I have to force him out at which he begins fussing again. So I take Josh inside and just leave Tyler outside. He decided it would be best to come inside. Thank goodness. Josh was asleep in his car seat so I just needed to put him in his bed and let him be. BUT...I forgot that I hadn't replaced the wet sheet from this morning!(-5 points) While holding sleeping Josh, I took the wet sheet off and just put a blanket down and put him in his bed. That was at 11. It's now 11:22 and he didn't go back to sleep. UGH! So right now, things are okay I think. Tyler's watching Mickey Mouse Club House,(+2 points for him) I just finished a slim fast and I'm not sure what I'm going to do next. I was planning on reading my book, but that's not gonna happen! :)
Final Tally:
Mom: -5 points
Tyler +2 points

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Help Make Todd's Dreams Come True

Okay - so this is a little silly.....or maybe extremely silly - but I need your help. My favorite band Weezer is coming to town and I now have the opportunity of a lifetime: to play on stage with the band. My brothers Mark and Jeff put together a music video and entered it into a competition hosted by The Edge 103.9 in Phoenix, AZ. They were nice enough to splice me in at the last minute (my performance is rediculously embarrassing).

If we win, we will get to go up on stage at the concert and play 1-3 songs with the band using our own instruments! It's gonna be totally awesome - but we need your help. We need votes. Go to the contest page and vote for us! Give us 5 stars.....then, if you are feeling really ambitious and mischevious, give all the rest of the videos 1 star. There are a couple pages of vidoes, so you may need to click to see more. Ours is called "Mark,Jeff, and Todd".

This is my Make-A-Wish Foundation opportunity - and I didn't even have to get sick. So go vote! I will be soooo grateful.

Taking a bath in the REAL tub!

Last night Josh took a bath in the REAL bath tub. Now that he can sit up, I wanted to give it a try. I'd done it a couple times, but he was very hesitant to put his bottom in the water and flexed his legs which made it very difficult for me to put him in a sitting position. Anyway.....last night he LOVED it! I know the pictures don't do it justice, but he was splashin' away!

Here's Josh in the new PJ's that Aunt Shea gave us. Thanks!

Tyler just couldn't let Josh steal the spotlight! haha

Here's a cute one of Josh sleeping last night.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

Rules: Put your answers in "google image" (Pick from the first three pages). First Name: Sarah
Middle name: Leigh

Last Name: Williamson

Bad Habit: Nail Biting

What I am doing right now: Watching Dora the Explorer

Grandmother's Name: Rita (That's Rita Hayworth in the black swim suit)

Past Pet: Otis

First Job: American Coed Pageants

Where I grew up: Houston, TX

My favorite place: Home

If I went back to school I would be: more motivated

Place I want to visit: Ireland

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: Mexican

I tag Emily P., Wendy, Kim, Shea, and MOM!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Trip To California

Last weekend I went to Indio, California to visit my sister Shea. Here are a few pictures we took during my stay. Notice there are no pictures of grownups. The kids are way cuter! :)Tyler and his cousin Lorelei at the ball park

I had to grab Shea to get this one real quick. Tyler and Lorelei hiding behind the blinds!


Cute Cousins! Josh, Tyler, Kylee, Noah, and Lorelei

Took a break from the ballgame to play on the play ground

"I see you!"

The kids and I had a great time visiting with Aunt Shea, Uncle Jeff, Kylee, Lorelei, and Noah. We're very lucky that they are only 4 hours away!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Williamson Musical 3

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