Tuesday, March 29, 2011

white trash laughs

So...the past few weeks...er months...have been a bit difficult, especially for my hubby. But when the times get tough, the tough get laughing! I am a big fan of laughter and fun and living life to the fullest in every way that makes you happy. Since the main thing that makes me happy is havin' a good ole time with friends and/or family, I try to make sure I spend as much time as possible with friends and family.

A few years ago I started an annual tradition of having a dress-up party after the holidays and before the spring weather hits -- during the blah winter days that never seem to end. This year the theme was "White Trash". It was not one of the more well attended parties, but man, it was definitely one of the more fun parties I have ever been to. We laughed at each other the entire night -- both at what we were wearing, and at the funny things that were said and done during a game we played. It doesn't even matter what the game was (Partini...in case you're wondering) because it was the humor in the crowd that had us all in stitches -- to the point where we all were saying our faces and stomachs hurt from laughing so hard! Now THAT is the way to cure the winter blues.....at least for an evening.....

This couple kept me laughing so dang hard all night -- for many, many reasons.

I mean c'mon...check out those outfits!! They know white trash!!!!

Playboy bunny cap with ponytail, the confederate flag, "Git 'r Done!!"...and even a real cigarette....and these folks ain't the smokin' type, believe me!

He had a "myself" tattoo he drew on his own arm, she was preggers and had a baby...and brought a tater tot casserole....that there's some white trash!!

See now, what makes so much of this so dang funny is that none of us drink, and yet...you sure wouldn't know it from these pictures!!

All the guys had the dribbled stain down the front...a staple amongst them trashy types.....


OH YEAH! That there is one hot couple.... He sure knows how to rock a pony tail and long johns....


We done got ourselves a family....!!!!
(I especially love Anders' face in this photo)



Cheese curls make fer some real good baby food, ain't dat right?


But nuthin' says white trash like some Easy Cheese 'n Ritz....

An "excellent source of calcium"? Hmmmm..... I ain't sure I'll be serving this with every meal any time soon......


What's not to love about them there lil piggies in blankies? We also had ourselves some pork rinds, kool-aid, chips 'n dip, beef jerky, twinkies.... Don't that all sound yummy?? (No wonder there was so much left over!)


We sure had ourselves a good time. I seriously have not laughed that long and that hard in a very long, long time. There is nothing -- nothing -- better than having some good laughs.

I also have to share my boys' reaction to me when I walked in with my git-up.....

Their initial reaction. Niels was scared and Anders just thought, "Who's that?" and moved on....

Niels never "moved on"....

Niels never once took his eyes off me.

Never.

That's my Niels! He does not miss a beat, lemme tell you.... And Anders just goes with the flow at all times. Their personalities are becoming more distinct every single day. I am having more fun with this boys than a person should be allowed to have. They make me laugh every single day. And what could possibly be better than that?
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That's my white trash boy...laughing with food all over his mouth...and everywhere......

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

winter moments


We have had one heckuva lotta snow this winter.

A lotta snow.



Good for sledding in the driveway....



And with daddy....



And making tunnels....

In the midst of this winter, we have had a string of strep and ear infections and various colds.

And a birthday.


I love the four lil ones around daddy in this pic.


Daddy opening his blaster gun toy. One year older, but still young at heart.

And the best daddy ever.



Winter is great n' all....but we've had some peeks into spring and we are READY. We had one day of upper 40s this week and the kidlets literally ran outside to play right after school.....


They were so dang excited to finally be on the swing set!


You know you're desperate to play in the sand when you're wearing winter gloves and boots....



Less and less snow.... I can actually see some grass!!!!





Welcome spring!!