Friday, August 29, 2008

my mosaic

my mosaic, originally uploaded by skubygurl.

Michele had posted this on her blog-I had seen it before and finally took the time to try it out. I like how it turned out..a little boring but I choose the pics I liked the most!

Here were the rules:
Answer each of the following questions by typing your answer into the flickr search engine. then pick the photo that best represents you and your answer. Then paste the photo's url into "mosaic maker" set at four columns, three rows. voila!

1. what is your first name? Ann Marie -remember the show That Girl?
2. what is your favorite food? Pizza
3. where did you go to high school? Columbia Heights (apparently there is town named this in Washington DC as well as MN)
4. what is your favorie color? Aqua Blue
5. who is your celebrity crush? go way back...Andrew McCarthy
6. what is your favorite drink? Chocolate milk!
7. what is your dream vacation? Hawaii
8. what is your favorite dessert? Hostess Cupcake
9. what do you want to be when you grow up? Flower Shop owner
10 what do you love most in life? ok wanted to put my kids but opted for my dear mom-love her So so much
11. what one word describes you? sensitive (apparently there is a flower with this name?)
12. what is your flickr name? skubygurl (had to shorten it to Skuby)

Try it..its fun!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Non's escape

aka Cousins Weekend .....

I LIVE for this weekend...granted it was back in July..but I just got pictures uploaded and I have to blog about it.

We have so much fun. These are my cousins on my mom's side and we just click and have so much fun acting 20 yrs younger than we are.

We eat, drink, sing, boat and sleep all weekend in excess.

I opted to bake a GIANT HOSTESS CUPCAKE for this years event.

Being my favorite dessert..why not make it colossal!?

I was googling "hostess cupcake" and came across this website: PIMP THAT SNACK

and after staying up until 1am the night before our big weekend...I was sucessful!! Unbelievable! I am not a very good baker or cook so I was really excited when this turned out looking ok..

Commuting it up to our family lake cabin was a challenge..I stuck it in a big silver wash tub (originally intended to be used as a picture prop)... it worked perfectly.

We have a ritual of spending a nice evening out eating "Road kill Pizza" at the local tavern just down the dirt road on Friday of all... they have KAROKE!

This year none of us opted to sing...and the people who did (townies) looked and sounded like this.. (my cousin Scott totally cracks me up!)

We opted to head home to the cabin and play ROCK BAND! instead.

This was my 1st time playing it and it was SO MUCH FUN.

We spent most of Sat on the lake...

We had fireworks and a bonfire on Sat night...

thanks cousins for a great time..see you next year!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Trying to prioritize what is best for me and my family..blogging takes a back seat obviously. Sleep and playing with the boys rather than watching them from the computer became more important.

Summer is winding down and I can feel Fall's crispness slowly creeping in.

I LOVE FALL..the dew on the grass in the a.m. and the crispness in the air, the start of school, the evenings getting shorter and the leaves turning brilliant shades of gold and red.

and lastly...the family brithdays start..John, Jack, my MIL and my Dad in August. Mom in Sept, Joey and I in October.

Finally I am gettting the loft area cleaned up and usable again. The boys play area on one side and my scrap space on the other. Bought a new desk at Ikea -love it so far..I'm learning the good and the bad of Ikea. Most things are affordable but the directions are lacking and if you forget a piece or they are out of is an hour drive to go back for me..grrrr.

My mom, the boys and I ate lunch there for the 1st time..pretty good food..I had the salmon and loved the chocolate cake. Also LOVED the little rolling carts they have for your trays since I got all the food and mom stayed with the boys at a kids table. Mom enjoyed the ligonberry juice too!
( I put a squirt of Sprite in there with it!)

Brother Joe won his flight at the Le Sueur CountryClub championship this weekend..Go uncle DOE!

Daddy played and tried his best..and then came home to his trophy's..the boys.

4 yrs ago on the Sunday championship day our sweet Jack was born. How appropriate..I had to call the pro shop to have them drive out to get John. He said he was playing the best game ever but flew out of there once he saw them coming for him...he just knew.

Jack went over and watched the championship round with John..he is so cute when he knows he will be going to the course with John..he gets his sun visor on (just like John's) and flies out of his chair once John walks in the door.."Let's go Daddy!"

Here they are earlier this summer..

Boys are a very good thing.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

9 Months old

-You LOOOOVE to have your back scratched :)

-You can self feed and love to do it-bits of cheese and puffs so far

-You do enjoy it when momma makes choo-choo and airplane noises with the spoon

-You LOOVE to watch the Baby Einstein "Old McDonald" video..the Cow is you favorite and you always squeal and laugh when he comes on screen

-You are "army crawling" ALL over the place.

-You use one hand and the opposite foot to get crawl..and acquired blisters on that hand and foot from it!

-To go backwards you flip over on your back and your scoot with your legs-I call it the "croppy flop"

-You love to play by the stairs and the white only took a few minutes for you to figure out how to slip your legs through the slim opening and get your head stuck.:(

-You are getting tooth #5 on the bottom left

-Your bedtime is officially 8pm! :)

-You tend to wake up around 7am and like to play and talk to your animal babies for awhile before you whine to get out.

-Momma and Daddy LOOVE to hear you "talk" in snippets of goo-goo'a and gaa-gaa's,bop

-With your new teeth you have discovered how to make funny slurping noises with your spit and your make yourself laugh sometimes doing it.

-You like to be sang to..Twinkle, twinkle little star especially

-You love to play Pat-a-Cake with your hands and your feet

Monday, August 04, 2008

My christmas present

I recently purchased this shirt because I thought it was funny -if you know me I love cute funny t-shirts to wear as pjs.

So Jack comes up to say goodnight and sees it and our convo goes like this:

Jack: " Mom..what shirt you have on?"
Me: " My hamburger phone shirt!"

Jack: (giggling) "What's a hamburger phone mom?"
Me:" It's just what it looks like..a hamburger you talk on"
Jack: "That's silly mom..they dont sell hamburger phones!"
Me: " Oh yes they do..see
(and I pull up one from goggling it online)
Me:" Jack, go tell your Daddy that is what you want to buy me for Christmas...
Jack:" (still a little shocked they make such a thing) ok!"

Jack:" Daddy! Mommy wants a Hangaburger fone for Christmas!"
Daddy: " A what?"
Jack:" A Hang-a-burger fone!"
Daddy: "a microphone?"

Mommy:(pipes in) " no, a hamburger phone!"

Daddy rolls his eyes at Mommy.. (Daddy does this a lot to mommy)

Wait and see my will all be so jealous of my new phone on Dec 26th!