Friday, December 9, 2011

Confession Friday 12-9!

I confess that our Christmas tree has two hemispeheres: The northern which is inhabited by Christmas decor, and the Southern, which is the home of whatever Evelyn feels like that day. Currently our tree is sporting:

A Scentsy car candle

Woody's Hat

And some puzzle peices. 

We've had buckets, babies, and all sorts of clothing draped throughout the boughs as well. :)

I confess that I have a long "fuse" but once it's blown it's blown. And then watch out. :)

I confess that Evie and I have been real pals lately, and I LOVE it. I'm sure this is just another phase, but please oh please let this be a long one!

I confess that we met a woman on the elevator at the hospital this week who couldn't even remember what floor she needed because "It's been one of those days..." What a sobering reminder of how lucky we are to be seeing doctors for something as little as a toe surgery when there are parents dealing with so much more this holiday season.

Speaking of...I confess that I will never ever understand why a) anyone cares about how many children anyone else has, and b) anyone would say that a stillborn baby is "sign from God" that someone should stop having children - try telling that to ANY mother who has lost a baby. (??) And if you don't know what I'm talking about, the Duggar family lost their baby at 20 weeks, which is NOT considered a miscarriage, it's a stillborn birth, and they will have to have a funeral and bury one of their children. So let's hurl insults at them over the internet!!! Um. Not.

Alright. Whew. Stepping down now. :D

I confess that corporate Christmas parties serve to remind me just how socially awkward I really am.

I confess that Gracie is such a good walker that I can't tell which of my children is coming up behind me anymore. No more clunky Frankenstein steps. :(

I confess that when we need a break, we just strap our kids in their carseats and plop them in front of the TV.

Kidding! We were readjusting straps, haha.

I confess that I'm having a really hard time coming up gift ideas for certain people this year. Especially since there are teenagers on our list. I don't want to be a lame gift giver. Anyone else buying for teenagers??

I confess that I wish it were cool to leave the Christmas tree up all year long. It's like another lamp in our living room, and it's my favorite one.

I confess that I love board games, rarely get to play them any more, and I would love to have a game night. I miss those....

I confess that we just received our first official North County News (our local paper) in the mail, and I am GIDDY. Now I can be "in the know!" Haha. It's the little things.

And that's all she wrote! I've been looking forward to this weekend for ages now, so I am super excited that we've finally arrived. It's a weekend of parties and friends and family for us. Hope you all have a great weekend, too! See ya Monday. :)


Heather said...

I confess that the last picture of the kids is cracking me up. Grace is looking at you like "Keep snapping pictures Mom. I'm a walker now...that camera is going to end up in the toilet when you turn your back".

Adrien said...

Baha, I'd like to call that "the stink eye." :D

sblind2 said...

I confess that when I first read that you strapped them in to watch TV....I was like "oh wow great idea!!" LOL

SMudd82 said...

I feel ya on the board games. Maddy loves them, too, but it's always so hectic. We do good just to get the bath and homework in LOL And I totally agree about the Duggars. Even though I have a hard time understanding how they do it, but I agree it is a personal decision as long as, like the Duggars, are not expecting tax payers to raise them :)

Cassie said...

i totally believed the carseat comment. i mean, not gona lie, it IS a good idea. lol. too funny!!

Jackie said...

I totally thought was true about the carseat!..not gonna lie I was thinking I may give it a try! BAHAHAHA

Adrien said...

Hehehe...well I won't tell if you ladies decide to give it a try. ;) Honestly, the girls cried when we tried to take them out, so's not child abuse if they like it, right?

Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding me! We have just reached the 7-billion-population-mark, and already we cannot feed all of those mouths. There are millions, if not billions, of people starving around the world; these people go to bed hungry every night. Sure, you can make the trite argument that the Dugger’s can afford it, and they do not take government money, but if they were really Christ-like, they would not be selfish with the worlds shared resources and help their fellow man with the extra they have. As my hero Gandhi said “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” Get a Clue! Act more Christ-like. Going to Church is not the message! Actions speak louder than words!!!!! Why is it that someone who is not Christian, has a better understanding of the message Jesus wanted to share? Hypocritical and disgustingly so! Maybe instead of spending all of this time writing these vapid posts, you can spend that time volunteering at a soup kitchen or something… You know something Jesus would have done!

The Pettijohn's said...
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Heather said...

Adrien, do you know that you can set up your blog to block Anonymous comments?

Anonymous said...

@ The Pettijohn's... I never said anything about the pain that comes with losing a child. Learn to read and interpret correctly. This just shows your lack of intelligence? Have you had your IQ tested?

Lara said...

Love the pics! I hope that the Christmas party wasnt too miserable. I have Josh's tomorrow night.

Katie said...

I agree with you about the Duggars...who is anyone else to judge them on their convictions? What gives anyone else the right to tell them what they have decided to do for their family based on their religious beliefs is right or wrong?

On a lighter note, Grace's face in that last picture is too funny!

The Pettijohn's said...

@ Anonymous
Let me try this again. All I am saying is I think it is a little harsh the way people are responding to the Duggar miscarriage and then to come onto someone else's blog and call what they are writing vapid and saying to volunteer at a soup kitchen. To me that seems a bit much. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but to state that opinion and then attack the person stating their opinion as well, is just crap.

Jami and Jenna said...

We were awarded a "pay-it-forward" award for those blogs that have less then 200 followers and I posted a blog on the 5 I chose to pay it forward, and your blog was one of them! It is the Liebster Award. Come check out our blog's current post to see what it's all about!

Your first picture of the girls strapped in in front of the tv cracked me up - I almost believed you at first and was like "whaat?!" lol. And I totally agree with you about the Duggers.

JamiP said...

@Annonymous... I'm sticking my neck out here but I have this personality quirk that causes me to do that a lot... Without the intention of offending anyone else, I want to say I agree with you and what you said about Ghandi, yes there are a LOT of people who call themselves Christian but do not in any way act very Christ-like, and it really frustrates me too, which is why I've stopped attending church about seven years go. I agree with Christ's teachings, but like you said, actions speak louder than words and simply attending church doesn't mean you're a good person. BUT, I've also learned a hard lesson after spending several years feeling very angry about all this (like it sounds like you are right now), which I feel is a lesson you have yet to learn - that you have to BE the change you want to see in the world! I'm telling you this in the nicest way possible. Adrien is a wonderful person, I feel like she IS one of the few Christians who ARE Christ-like, and she's entitled to her feelings and beliefs, as is anyone, whether you agree or not. And I'm sorry, but attacking her on her personal blog where she's free to write what she wants to write isn't very Christ-like on your part. You should probably go volunteer at a soup kitchen yourself rather than slam people on their blogs. That was an unkind thing for me to say, I know, but I just feel like you should be aware of your actions and, like I said, BE the change you want to see in the world. Maybe you should start your own blog and vent your feelings there? Adrien isn't shoving her feelings or beliefs down yours or anyone's throats, she's simply sharing what she thinks with others and you are not by any means required to agree with her, nor is it fair that you shove your feelings down HER throat.

There, I stuck my neck out. But if I helped at least one person by doing so, then I feel good about it.

Adrien said...

Whoa, I had no idea the comments had blown up over here. Guess that's what happens when you don't check blogger for a whole weekend! :D

Thanks guys for being kind voices of reason on my behalf. You all are great! Yeah Heather, I've turned off anonymous commenting before, and then certain family members couldn't comment. So usually I just monitor comments and delete ignorance when I see it. Guess you guys caught it before I did this time, haha.

Checking out that post!


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