Thursday, November 29, 2007


This is my sister, Um Naief (AKA-Tooners AKA-Tania) and this adorable baby boy is my nephew Naief. They live in Bahrain. She fell in love with a Bahraini Boy and left her poor family behind over 4 years ago to live without her. Was I mad, Heck yah!

I have never been there yet. I want to go. I have promised her countless times that we would go, we being: my husband, my daughter, our mother... but with my daughter in school, etc. and our mother having chronic emphysema and the cost of four people to go there, whew. Maybe next year I will go myself or just with Katelyn. One of these days.....

Anyways, to get to my topic. She and Naief are COMING IN TWO WEEKS to spend Christmas with us and then Hashim (her hubby) will join us the end of January to celebrate Naief's 1st birthday on February 4th. I just found this out LAST NIGHT, yes I said, LAST NIGHT! OMG!

Am I prepared? Hell NO! We weren't really expecting them until after the New Year, and they usually come once a year and we celebrate the Holidays, etc. and exchange gifts at that time, so I HAVE BOUGHT NOTHING YET!

I am very happy because it's been YEARS since we were together for Christmas. And I will finally get to hold my nephew for the first time. This is her only child. And I really never thought my sister would have a baby. She wasn't the best Aunt... (just kidding) she is, but she never was into children. now seeing her as a mother, it was meant to be. Precious.

Us as sisters, well we have this LOVE/HATE relationship. We love hard and we fight hard. It's not easy at times but I think, actually I know, that this visit will be different. It has to be! There isn't enough time to fight over the silly things.... so, Um Naief, do as I say and everything will be just peachy! ;-)

2 weeks, OMG! OMG! OMG!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Top Toys for Christmas 2007!

Well it's that time of year (for those who celebrate) for Santa Clause. And even if you don't you still might have children or opinions on this topic.
What is the best gifts out there? What toys are a hit? What does every little girl and boy want?
I only have one child so spoiling her is just natural! ;-)
HasbroHasbro's Furreal Friends Squawkers McCaw Parrot is a toy which makes it's presence felt! This toy takes technology and interactive play to the next level with features such as voice recognition, animatronics, and dance and sing features. The only word of caution is that it can repeat what you say, so watch those words coming out of your mouth! It comes with a remote control which has pre-programmed voice commands which can prompt the parrot to say something or dance if there's music playing. Although, since this parrot loves to dance, it will do so to his own tunes too. This product sells for about $70. The Squawkers McCaw Parrot is for those of you who are looking for something different this holiday season.
My daughter has asked for this from Santa... (okay she is 7 and still believes...., but hey I am 34 and still believe...) but I will NOT be buying this. Is that cruel? I just don't see the logic in a talking parrot!!!! And especially one that is fake!
Just curious on what Mommies and Daddies are buying this year... and so is Marci! ;-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving.... Gobble Gobble

Do I need to say more?

May your day be filled with lots of love, lots of laughter and lots of Turkey!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Kids and Cell Phones?

This blog was a request from my cousin (whom should really have her own blog because she has lots of crap to talk about and great in-laws to rat about... hee hee ha ha!) and she has somewhat become my #1 fan since I started this whole blog journey.
She would like to know from all of you out there.... WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE AGE FOR A CHILD TO HAVE THEIR OWN CELL PHONE?
Which kind? For what? For when? What limits?
She has a 7 year old son that goes bike riding with friends around the gated neighborhood that has it's in own park, etc. and he also goes over to his friends in the same hood, she always gives him her cell phone in case he should have to call home, or vise versa, but what about having his own?
So this is for Marci... please give advise for she is in a delima! She was thinking about buying a cell phone like this one, for kids only, to call Mom and Dad - 911, etc.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My sign....

Emotional and loving
Intuitive and imaginative
Shrewd and cautious
Protective and sympathetic
On the dark side...
Changeable and moody
Overemotional and touchy
Clinging and unable to let go
Ellie go me thinking about my sign and if it fits me to a tee? I think sometimes yes, sometimes no. I also think there is a sign out there floating around that is more me, perhaps called jahoonious?!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I had to post this....

This is just too funny! Could you imagine?
My daughter is a Brownie and was a Daisy for 2 years prior to this year... Finally we get to sale cookies this year as a Brownie scout. I am a co-leader for her troop and I just can't stop laughing when I saw this picture!
Oh mee Oh my, my tummy hurts from laughing...
But aren't girl scout cookies the best? My favorite is the one with chocolate and coconut, what are they called???? Shoot. They start with a S....
Would you buy cookies from her? I would... poor thing.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Me. A Rockin Blogger????

I won an award! WOW... I feel so honored. I want to thank God, my publicist, my producers, my family, and most of all my fans.....It is an honor.... LOL HA!
Thank you Olivia... I miss everyone too when I don't blog much and this week has been just that... I haven't blogged. I think I am on a blog nap. I can't quite think of what to say or what to post. Do you ever feel this way?
Anyways, Thank you so much for this award. Not only did it make my day but it gave me something to post... guess the Halloween pics weren't that interesting :-(
I nominate: Logziella and Kara. I love both of their blogs. I can't keep up since Logziella blogs everyday but I love them both!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Hello.... FINALLY!

We had a great time on Halloween.... sorry that it's been so long since I last blogged BUT I have been stressed to the max!!!! Not only is my best friend getting married in 4 days but I also found out that my office is being moved in 2 weeks! We are moving to a different location in the building and now I will FINALLY have my very own office... guess blogging will be easier! j/k

This is my daughter Katelyn as a little Indian. Cute huh? Found the shirt (for her a dress) at a thrift store for a whoppin $1.00! We made the headband and necklaces. Cheap and cute. The way I like it!

The little boy and girl are my best friend's children (also a family picture of them)... this is who is getting married. She never thought she would marry again after being married for 13 years and having Andrew, but she met Robert in her home town of WI (get it, cheese heads?) and they have been together for almost 5 years with two little precious baby girls, which I call my own! ;)

My hubby and I aren't in any of the pictures... oh wait, I am in one- at a Halloween party with some of my girlfriends... can you guess which one is me?! ;-) can my family guess? LOL

Anyhoo, sorry it's taken me so long (you know who) and I promise to post more pictures now.... need to live up to bloggers standards!

Oh and I put a picture of Katelyn in her Brownie uniform. Since that day she has lost her 2ND front tooth.... so I guess "All she wants for Christmas is her two front teeth!"