Honest Scrap

I received this award from Mom X 2

at first when I saw this…I thought it meant I was “scrappy.” You know, kinda tough for a lil‘ person. But it does not mean that at all.

But seriously though, I am scrappy, so don’t mess with me. really. I can put a hurtin‘ on ya’.

As long as I don’t mess up my nails….

Just kidding, I don’t care about my nails…..

Thanks Mom X 2, You are a gem.
I love your blog even though it has a math equation in it…I loathe math.
The rules for this award are:
First, choose a minimum of seven blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
Secondly, show the seven winners’ names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Scrap”.
Lastly, list at least ten honest things about yourself.
(why honest? hello, this is the Internet…..this is no place for honesty)
aye yi yi…I always break into a sweat choosing who to pass these on too…me, being the kid who was always picked LAST for kickball……I get an anxiety attack leaving anyone out.
But alas, I will do it, I am not going to cop out and give it to EVERYONE like SHE always does.
So, this has worked for me in the past. I will give it out to the last 7 commenter’s (at this time)
Because really, I don’t read bad stuff….all my time spent reading has to be for brilliant blogs.
I have standards. really. I do. And they are pretty high. darn it.
  1. Tammi. Her blog title is: “I can’t believe anyone would want to read this.” Seriously, why did I not think of this…that is what I say to myself every time I hit the “publish” button…but alas Tammi, I read your stuff. 🙂
  2. Pamela at Siren Sense. She and I have mucho in common, what with our OCD tendencies and being blessed with sloppy children. Irony at it’s finest.
  3. Cassie at In amazing Graceland. Cassie always has something nice to say…she has some pretty adorable pups and she lives in one of my favorite places ever….Arizona!
  4. Jen at Unglazed. Here is a sweet gal living in a bonafide Log Cabin with her sweet pups (oh, and her hubby). She takes great pictures and is sometimes full of crock. (You know, to collect)
  5. The running girl …If ever there was someone to make me feel soooo lazy…..she runs..literally all the time. She has a great family and again…dogs…are we seeing a pattern w/ the pups?
  6. C . Her blog title is Midwestern Mama with a New York heart. She has heart all right…she leaves me the sweetest and well thought out comments. She is pretty funny too….
  7. Jenn at Juggling Life ….she was one of the first blogs I ever had the pleasure of stumbling on to….I never miss a posting of hers and I don’t think she has missed any of mine….she is a brilliant writer and a very smart mother that I have learned a thing or two (ok, 76 things) from.

That was the easy part…now the honesty.

  1. I hate loathe going to the grocery store. I will put it off as long as possible. Sure, we can make dinner out of lasagna noodles, canned beans and frozen bread.
  2. I don’t usually care too much about the cleanliness of my car, but my house? that is a different story. I find that most people put too much emphasis on their vehicles and not the sanitary state of their kitchens.
  3. I secretly think I could be the Super Nanny. I see parents make huge mistakes all the time in public…really, if they asked for my help, I would.
  4. I never stop wondering what my life would be like if my Dad AND my Brother were alive.
  5. I wish I had went away to college.
  6. Sometimes I wish I had a few more kids.
  7. I can’t wait till Coach can retire and we can annoy each other full time.
  8. I LOVE my appliances. (the ones that work that is)
  9. I think my kids are my most fantastic accomplishment.
  10. I would love to have 10 hours of sleep each night. really, I could do it.

4 X 4 Meme

I was tagged for this by Big Hair Envy .

This is one of the easiest tags to do….I really like easy stuff.

Here are the rules:
1. Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.
2. Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same.


this is a funny one…because of course there is a story with it.
This is the summer of 2007. Our first summer we vacationed at Bear Lake Reserve in N.C.
Coach, myself and our 2 girls and the girls each brought a friend w/ them.

Because we are like, totally the coolest parents evah….

We decided to canoe one day at the lake. Our big idea: Canoe out to the “rock Island.”
Sure, it does not look that far. But of course objects in mirror are further away than they.…oh, that is something different. Sorry.

Coach, he ended up w/ the 2 athletes in his canoe. plus, he is a man. A man w/ muscles.
I have Lindsay (dancer) and her friend in the canoe. And me. Lacking muscles.
It took us 3x longer to make it to the rock island…mostly because we took the zig zag scenic route. I was so exhausted and frustrated by the time we got to the rock. I remember just hitting the side of the rock w/ our canoe, getting out and handing coach my paddles and I let him pull the canoe up to the top of the island.

It ended up being a great time, just a fun day for the kids. We found a rope swing on the other side of the island too…..But I will never forget the zig zagging across that lake….
This was, of course before we learned that there were lots of water snakes too. that would have made my anxiety level just a tad higher..

I always have a hard time choosing who to tag….
I will pick the last 4 peeps who commented on my last post:

The engine of the family

Clippy Mat

Technodoll

Rusin Roundup