Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Why I won't be smiling for 18-24 months....

Well, third times a charm, right?

That's right....I am a metal mouth for the THIRD time in my life. Did the normal Jr. High stint with braces, got them off in 8th grade. Wore the retainers, but had a tongue thrust that pushed my front teeth out a bit. Got them a second time right before high school (I made my crazy orthodontist who called me "lassie" promise they would come off before high school). Wore my retainers. End of college....during a rather significant bout of stress, my jaw pops and I get TMJ. This requires a specialist and physical therapy that involved taping up my back, shoe inserts, and relaxation CD's. It also screwed up my teeth again.

So here I am...age 36 in braces. I should have done it years ago, but kept putting it off. Pregnancy and braces would have marked me as the elephant man. I did spring for the porcelain ones, but still, not a good look for me.

No nuts, gummy bears, and caramel. But I did have a milkshake for dinner!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


So....Quinn went IFA with Bill the other day to get some seed for our lawn. While there, he saw baby chicks and ducks. Quinn told this to Parker when he got home. Parker's response...
"Yeah....I have experience with chicks.....hugging them.....petting school."

This was in reference to the baby chick Parker saw being born in his school class last year.....not to the females of his class. You kind of had to be there, but I had to write it down.

Monday, May 10, 2010 pic!

Yes...I'm aware that it is May....I so needed to update my title pic. There you go.....they are pretty cute!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's day to all my wonderful mommy friends and family. In my efforts to relax this weekend and put on a dance recital in 12 days, I will defer to my cute friend Kari and her mother's day post. Thanks for doing all the work for me!