Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I fall. So what?

So, I fall.  
Yep, like I fall a lot. 
Some are just baby falls, 
others are monumental ... 
but let me assure you, I fall.  

The most memorable "incident" would probably be off of the school bus. Whenever I mention that I fell off of my school bus once, people inevitably have a sad little picture in their minds of an elementary student trying to make it down those enormous steps.  Well, the steps were still enormous, but I was in High School.  Yep.  I rode the bus in High School.  So what?

Sometimes reliving my past is quite painful.  

Anyway, it happened again the other day.  Jake was sitting in the truck waiting for his morning transport to school.  I knew that we were on a time crunch, and I was scurrying.  Scurrying is usually where something goes askew.  As I headed out the door (no pun intended), something (like air) got in the way.  I dove over the threshold like there was a million dollars just waiting on the other side.   I dove out head first, arms outstretched in a futile attempt to stop the inevitable and I believe I caught some air for a moment!  You'll have to ask Jake ... he saw the whole thing.  I landed in plank position ... and didn't dare move.  I hit every part of me ... and my phone.  Moment of silence please for the Droid.  May he rest in peace.   I finally discovered that I could get to my feet, maneuver my way into the truck, and get the boy to school on time.  Because I'm a mother and that's what we do!    The bruises and scrapes have healed, I've replaced my phone, and I'm ready to blog about it.

I don't understand why some people are more coordinated than others.  I never have been.  My dream of being an Olympic badminton star was always dust in the wind.  I'm over it.

Sometimes it really bothers me, but then I see videos like this and I realize that even the most sculpted athletes sometimes fall.  And I feel better ... because I laugh really hard.

I fall.  Do you?


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hot Mess ... or confess?

And in case you're super young and curious ...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The new and improved KKK ...

Another Sunday ... another "show".  
What shall we name this show of ours?

* I forgot that I got TWO comments last week on our show.  Pardon my absentmindedness ... this week's show is dedicated to my second comment and loyal friend, Diane. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Well that was fast!

 Watch out young mothers.  
It happens fast ... real fast!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Life as Matthew

A few weeks ago, we got to go see Matthew and his band play at the Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix.  It's always fun to watch him perform, but this was a superb venue with magnificent seating around the stage.  Loved it!

Last week, Matty began an additional adventure.  He and his buddies decided to paint their tummies and go to a Diamondbacks game with the goal of being seen on the Jumbo Tron.  Aim high my boy!  They were playing the Dodgers that evening, so it was decided that the painted tummies would spell #Beat LA.  If you know Twitter, you know that the # sign is known as a hashtag!  This would prove to be genius! 

They bought their tickets, made their way into the stadium and sat in place (fully clothed) until the perfect time was decided upon for the big reveal.  It was then, that they took off their shirts, began chanting for our home team ... and the crowd went wild.  They were on the Jumbo Tron, they were on TV, and they would become personal friends with Baxter the mascot as well as the fans. 

The next day, they were found on Twitter (the gang is now known as #human hashtag), and given some seats by the dugout to "perform" again.  Since then, they've made several other appearances and they're livin' the dream.  Mark Grace has been enjoying playing tic-tac-toe on the hashtag tummy.  Jake & Garrison were recruited for the last game as they spelled #Go Dbacks ... and they will all be taping seven promos for a large network (known as FOX Sports) tomorrow afternoon.

Only in Matthew's world do these things actually happen.

Dream big, people!  Dream big!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Perfect ending ...

We took a quick trip to California this weekend ... 
and it was the perfect way to end our warm little summer. 
I had to wear a jacket!  
Here are some highlights of our spontaneous escape. 
We also created yet another ridiculous video of ourselves 
while we were mingling with the other movie stars.  
Ooooh la la ~

 A broken wrist wasn't going to stop the scuba diving kid!


Now push play for your viewing pleasure ...