Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sick With "Ick"

You're all very lucky...

I was going to start this post by saying "Clara has a new brother or sister!!"

But I realized that was just a bit mean, because her "brother or sister" is really this guy...





And...I really don't know if he's a boy or girl so I wasn't kidding when I said "brother or sister." Hopefully he's a boy though because Clara named him "Mr. Blue":)

So, how did this all start you're probably asking...or not

Either way I'm going to tell you...whooopppeee!

Me and Kendri had a date night last Tuesday. She's a make-up consultant and came over to show me some new fun products! So Dave and Clara bear decided to venture to this little Overland Park "hot spot."

Okay, so not really a "hot spot" but one of our pumpkin's favorites.

Kendri had left by the time Dave and Clara got home and I truly could not imagine what had taken them so long. Well...come to find out him and Clara had done a little more than "browse" at Petsmart this day as they normally would.

Now, before I proceed let me say I was VERY relieved to see that we only ended up with "Mr.Blue." My husband is not one to "go small" when it comes to purchases. I remember when we first got married we decided to get a couple fish...

I imagined something like this.

Dave had a different vision and we ended up with this.

A whole 10 gallon underwater sea adventure; which is actually a whole post in itself because I spent an entire afternoon blowing bubbles into a bucket with a STRAW to save those little fish when our little air maker broke the first day. Lovely it was. Sometimes I still cringe when I see a white straw with red stripes.'s not just fish though. I wanted a nice queen size bed, we have a king. I thought a nice 27 inch TV would be great for our room but we have an "I don't even know what size is sitting there but it's totally the length of a car" TV! 

Anyways :)

I just considered myself lucky he only came home with a Beta and not a 100 gallon salt water monster.

But...the cute part was that he was being respectful because we are on the Dave Ramsey "makeover" over here and he was trying to honor our budget. However, true to his charachter he just couldn't buy a beta in a bowl for like 4 dollars. So, he got him a mini-tank...trying to be cost effective but not too boring.

(Clara try's to touch him through the feeding opening and it's really cute!)

Moving make a long story short, this medium cost-effective beta is turning out to be much more of a wallet buster than expected.

First Dave wanted the fun tank, and then he found out he needed special water stuff because of the bigger tank, and then he found out he needed special food if he wanted Mr. Blue to stay bright and colorful. Well all that was fine until Saturday morning when we noticed something strange on Mr. Blue.

He was COVERED in white bubbles.

You have GOT to be kidding me. :) So, as I was at the farmer's market with a friend, Dave and Clara headed back to Petsmart to find what to do for our fishy. It turns out...

our fishy is sick with ick. :*(

Poor Mr. Blue.

At this point, we had already invested so much in him we figured we can't just let him go to fish heaven so we got the water heater and we'll get the medicine...

And I took this picture to show you we even had to get a special outlet "dealeo" for all the mechanisms now going into Mr. Blue's tank.

However, to wrap this up...

Clara really does love him so much, so that is really all that matters to us.

She's giving him a kiss goodnight here. a fair warning you may receive letters now signed from Dave, Amber, Clara, Fluffy & Mr. Blue! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I don't know how to spell that word, but that's the fun part about having your own blog...
I didn't feel like looking that word up so I didn't have to! :)

So this blog post is random stories and random pictures of things that have happend over the past couple weeks.

Enjoy! :)

I had a crazy past couple weeks so that title seemed fitting.

I started out my Monday last week by almost running a man over in the Michael's parking lot.


He was SO mad. (Which I guess is a normal reaction to that sort of thing)

I was backing out and in a hurry to get home because I was meeting someone and he was just minding his own business walking behind my car in the parking lot when I nearly decapitated him.

Had I been a large older man in my 50's, I'm sure he would have had a few choice words, but being that I was a mom using every hand signal for I'm sorry and smiling and waving and explaining that I felt horrrrible for nearly smushing him, he simply waved me off.

That's always a nice start to a week...nearly killing someone.

And now some cute pictures of Daddy and Clara on their date night to the daddy daughter dance.

Me and my bestie Ashley served cupcakes there. Holla! They were SO good!!

I'm going to now name some names, in no particular order...

Meredith, Nick, Bret, Roger, Barb, Ashley, Jordan, Abby, Justin, Mandy, Sophia, Matt, Meg & Elliott.

That's who we got to spend time with last weekend and it was SOOOO fun!!


Bret's surprise going away party with the guest of honor being Bret & coldstone ice cream cake. UMMMM! :)

Clara & Miss Abby being verrrrry silly!

The night of the 4th with some other friends!!

And then, after all that craziness...another mystery was discovered in the ever unfolding "GHOST DRAMA!!"

Dave was cleaning out the garage when he found some mysterious documents. One of those documents which happened to be a death certificate...ewww right?

Well that death certificate was that of the particular previous resident who mysteriously passed away several years ago. Her cause of death: Liver failure.

Do you know some ways the liver fails...ingestion of poison! AGHHHH! (More accurately poisonious mushrooms but I'm sure those are easy to find if you're intent on killing your wife) Yep that's remember two days previous, neighbors saw her happily outside and then she was dead less than 48 hours later!!!

So, the drama continues...the ghost appears to have settled down but I am now more convinced than ever that she was murdered. lol. Okay, not really but it does make you raise an eyebrown huh?

So don't worry...we'll keep you posted about that situation as it continues...;)

And, the other morning I walked in to see Clara had created a tower out of her blankies and animals...seriously how cute is that??

Okay, so see what I mean...just a bunch of randomness...

And, lets see...what else has happened?

* I hate Jillian Michaels - I'm doing her "30 day shred" and I think she's secretly trying to kill me slowly

* I have a new passion for cookie dough ice cream with chocolate rocky road ice cream and I eat a cone every night with the two smushed together -- yeah..that's why if you see me I basically look exactly the same as before I started the "shred"!!

*Clara is in doggie heaven because Rosco (Grandpa & Grandma's dog) is staying with us this week. He snorts and toots and sheds but he's oh so cute!! :)


She loves him to pieces!!

Okay, so I think that's good for today. Have a great rest of the week!!

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