Friday, November 9, 2012

Seven Quick Takes

Joining Jen for another installment of Seven Quick Takes.

Is it Friday already?  Really?  Wow.  I have been neglecting my blog lately, and I apologize.  The kids are really keeping me busy, and I've been struggling with keeping the house clean.  I promise to try my best to blog for 30 minutes per day.  That way I should have a few new posts each week.  Pinky swear.
So many awesome things have happened lately!  I'm very happy to announce (as someone who just moved a few months ago) that I'm starting to make some new friends here.  Yay!  And...wait for it...they are Catholic!  Not a requirement, but definitely a bonus.

So, do you want to know where I met these new super cool friends? I'll give you one guess...


Yes, the cry room.

Griffin was acting up a little more than usual in the main church, so I told my husband I'd take him to the cry room before he could disturb anyone else. My husband decided to come with me with the rest of our brood. When we got to the cry room, there was one other family with three little kids-- ages 1, 2, & 3. And let's just say as hard as we tried to keep those kids reverent, the cry room was rockin'. Before we knew it, all six kids were dancing to Alleluia, kind of like this (except younger, of course)...

Catholic Awesomeness.


The fun continued...

When it was time for communion, we went into the main part of the church and approached the altar. The parents of the other family received communion without incident, and so did I until I tried to leave. Mike was holding baby Paul behind me, and Paul yanked my hair so hard (Jerry Springer style) that even the Deacon ministering communion had to compose himself because he could not stop laughing.

It went something like this...

And then the deacon was like...

Last, Sunday I participated in my first What I Wore Sunday post, and I really enjoyed it. I was really nervous about joining in on the fun because I don't know much about fashion, and I was shocked when I received a lot of compliments on my orange blazer.  Thank you.  It is a favorite of mine, and I have to tell you a secret.  I bought it 4 years ago.  Shhhh...don't tell anyone.  Now, I'm learning to "shop my closet" to find more outfits using the other ladies' outfits as inspiration.  You should get in on the fun if you haven't already.  Check out Fine Linen and Purple every Sunday for more details on the link up.

Speaking of fashion, can you ladies suggest some good blogs to read for outfit inspiration (especially for stay at home moms)?  I read a few, but I'd love some more links to check out.  Also, what's in for watches these days?  I've been wanting to buy a nice one for years, but I can never find one I like.  I was thinking gold because my mom has always worn a gold watch.  It seems classic and ladylike, but I'm open to other style suggestions.  Holler at me. 

Have you seen this video yet?  I can't stop watching it.  I especially love the woman on the right who is so full of love, life, and admiration for JP2 that she is acting like she's at a Beatles concert.  I also love the baby crawling part.  LOVE.


I mentioned that we moved a few months ago from the desert of Las Vegas to the humidity of the East Bay, and my hair hates me.  I can't style it at all.  It just keeps getting kinky because of the humidity, and the wind...don't get me started on the wind.
So I was psyched when my Anthropologie catalogue came (do you hate it when people spell catalog as catalogue?  Me too.  That's why I spelled it that way.  Just so I could tell everyone who spells catalog as catalogue to please stop spelling it that way.  Thanks.), and I saw that messy hair is in style.
Here is the evidence...

So I will be rocking my kinky 1990s grungy hair from here on out.
Have a great weekend & go visit Jen for more quick takes.





  1. Read Ain't No Mom Jeans. It's my fave. Okay, yes they are a bit more into designer fashion (read, expensive) than I am/ could be but they have some great ideas about using what you have and doing what works for you.

    And there were approximately nine zillion grammatical errors in that sentence. I apologize.

  2. Oh my gosh that was an entertaining post! LOL!! Love the picture with the word bubbles!!