Globe Trotter Award

I created this award for a certain blogger we all know and love, and have missed for so long. That's right... Art's Chili! She back in town and I will give her this special award.

Here are the requirements of receiving this award:
1) Nominate one world traveler- it doesn't have to be recent.
2) You must post your favorite picture of yourself in that place.
3) You must name at least 2 things you learned about the culture, THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW BEFORE YOU WENT.
To start this award off, I'll present it to:
Art's Chili and Jo March!


A Little Bit More...

When I wrote my post receiving the Gorgeous Blogger Award, some of my readers felt they had been gypped by already know 3 or more of the 6 things I wrote. So here are some more tid-bits about myself.
  1. I took Jesus as my Saviour on October 28, 1999. I was almost 9 years old.
  2. My favorite actor is Cary Grant and my favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn.
  3. My favorite Broadway song is "Adelaide's Lament" from Guys and Dolls.
  4. My favorite Holiday is Christmas; when my Saviour made the decision to come to earth as a man...to be born to die.

So there you have it. 4 things I don't believe too many people knew about me... otherwise, can they wait til I'm tagged again?


You gotta see this!

This girl is really terrific! Enjoy!
This special award was created with some of my special bloggy friends in mind. To recieve this award, you must
  1. post a picture of yourself (or whomever the costume was made for) in the costume.
  2. tell what book/movie inspired the costume and what character wore it and
  3. award at least 2 others (with these requirements)

I will award:


I Award...

MyPa @ "Herding cats" has put up with a lot from everyone here at the Wachter abode while Mom's away.
So I created this award.
In order to receive it, you must:
  1. Name your 3 favorite things you ever did in parenting
  2. Name the silliest parenting moment
  3. Name 5 things you appreciate about your spouse
  4. You must award this to at least 1 other parent you know who has perfected the "art" (excuse the pun) of herding cats!!

Thanks Pa!




ABC's of Me this time for real!

I learned, right after I posted it, that my ABC's of me post from a few weeks ago, was actually just a let your readers get to know you better tag. But... I was tagged by Aunt Diann for the REAL ABC's of Me tag!

So...here goes!

A - Age: barely 18

B - Bed size: twin

C - Chore you hate: ironing

D - Dog's name: N/A, but if I did have a dog, it would be a white poodle and would be named FiFi;)

E - Essential start your day item: toothbrush, hairbrush, alarm clock to get me out of bed in the first place

F - Favorite color: pink. except for when it's green. or blue. Or purple, orange red maroon, periwinkle, mauve, taupe...

G - Gold or Silver: it depends on the stone. warm colors, orange, red, yellow, look better with gold. cool colors, greens, blues, silver, white gold or platinum

H - Height: 4' 11 3/4" and don't you DARE shy me my 3/4". ;)

I - I am: A drama queen, extovert, and generally eccentric...

J - Job: family babysitter, idea woman, doll fashion design, sewing, self-proclaimed stain blaster extroidinaire

K - Kids:

I also have a bitty baby and a set of bitty twins (not pictured)

L - Living arrangements: I"ve shard a room with Brianna for 10 years, we live in a Happy Yellow House. It's a small country rancher. An old house, and we all love it!

M - Mom's name: Kathleen, same as my grandmother and great-grandmother

N - Nicknames: Too many to list here. Some favorite would include: Susan, KK

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I was born premature and spent almost a month in a hospital after my birth. Other than that, not that I can recall...

P - Pet Peeve: whining, crocodile tears

Q - Quote from a movie: "Insanity runs in my family: it practically gallops!"-Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster in "Arsenic and Old Lace"

R - Right or left handed: Right, but both my maternal grandparents are left handed...

S - Siblings: "Yes, they are all mine. And believe me,it's NO picnic!"-Frank Gilbreth

T - Time you wake up: 6:30-7:00 on a good day

U - Underwear: Unmentionables is a nicer word...but of course I wear underwear!!!! doesn't everybody?! O.K. so I realize my cat is exempt...

V - Vegetable you dislike: If I didn't like a vegetable, house rules would make me eat it until I liked it or at least got really good at acting like I did!!!! Disliking veggies that the good Lord made is ungrateful and sinful!

W - Ways you run late: not waking up on time, taking too long on chores or make-up, abduction by "real small furry creatures from Alpha-Centuri."(Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

X - X-rays you've had: None. As of Yet. If I'm lucky.;)

Y - Yummy food you make: I really like to make and eat a recepie called cranberry cake in vanilla butter hot sauce. super simple. super tasty.

Z - Zoo favorite: Zebras are cool. but of course, so are penquins... they're really cool if they're from Antarctica. I'll just sit back and let that really BAD pun soak in...

TO keep the fun stuff comin' and goin' around... I'll tag Lucie Manette and Jo March! Have fun Ladies!!!


A Quiz For You!

Dear Blogger friends, Jo March had a movie quote contest just for fun. I decided to make my own. Winner gets 2 weeks of bragging rights! (that one's for you Aunt Di)
"I'll stop a car, and I won't use my thumb!...It's a system all my own."
"Ask her who she is, and what she's doing here!"
"Ah, yes. What are you, and who are you doing here? "
"What's this room? I've forgotten my compass."
"I'd say, south-by-southwest parlor-by-living-room."
"Ah, youth is wasted on the wrong people!"
"We were expecting someone, you know, taller!"
" You're one to talk."
"We read five times that you were killed, in five different places."
" As you can see, it was true every single time."
"A woman happily in love, she burns the souffle. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven."
"I washed my face and hands before I come, I did."
"No more rhymes. I MEAN IT!"
"Anybody want a peanut?"
"The French don't care what they do actually, as long as they pronounce it properly. "
"That's not flying-that's falling with style!"
"Did that bird just "psst" us?"
If you can guess the movie or character(s): 5 points/question
If you can guess movie and character(s): 10 points/question
Have fun and may the best movie buff win!


Gorgeous Blogger Award

Blogworld: I have an announcement to make... Brianna has given me the Gorgeous Blogger Award!

Yes... O.K. ...you can...wait, please... STOP CLAPPING!!!! Thank you.

Love to all my adoring fans!

Now. The requirement for recieving this award was that I had to tell you all 6 things about myself that you don't already know. Wow. This will be harder than I thought!!

1.Though I LOVE C.S.Lewis's books, I don't like the way he made Susan a traitor to Narnia. So I'm writing a book of how Susan turns back to Narnia, but mostly to Aslan.

2. My favorite color of roses is salmon pink.

3. I love and collect hats.

4. I love old music... especially swing and old-time jazz. And Broadway classics, not that new junk.

5. I took piano lessons for 12 years. I now teach 2 of my siblings.

6. I took ballet and tap classes for 9 years... and now can barely dance a step!

I pass this award on to Miss Hope and Josephine March!

Thanks for reading and being patient while I work out my sidebar issue.




Fab Family Friday!

Today's Fab Family Friday subject is Granny.
my paternal grandmother
a true country girl
a great baker
a wonderful cook
a sense of humor like no other!!


Who will YOU be?

You can take these online quiz to see what old-time actor and/or actress you would be. Click on your choice of quiz to take them.
actor My result on what classic actress I would be: Carole Lombard
I scored 21% grit, 10% wit, 43% flair, and 38% class!

You're a little bit of a fruitcake, but you always act out in style. You have a good sense of humor, are game for almost anything, but you like to have nice things about you and are attracted to the high life. You're stylish and modern, but you've got a few rough edges that keep you from attaining true sophistication. Your leading men include William Powell, Fredric March, and Clark Gable. Watch out for small planes. My result for the classic actor quiz: Cary Grant I scored 24% Tough, 10% Roguish, 33% Friendly, and 33% Charming!

You are the epitome of charm and style, the smooth operator who steals the show with your sophisticated wit, quiet confidence and flirty sense of humor. You are able to catch any woman you want just by flashing that disarming smile, even if you're flashing it at a kindly aunt or engaging child at the time. When you walk into a room, women are instantly intrigued and even the men are impressed, but you're too nice a guy to steal anyone else's girl...unless the guy deserves it. You're stylish, yes, but you can also be a little bit nutty. However, you're primarily seen as dashing, suave and romantic. Your co-stars include Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly, stylish women with a sense of fun.

Report: Day 3 of Operation: Survive While Mom's Away

Alright. We are halfway done day four and need report to Mama about what's happened here at Fort Wachter. (You blogger friends are just along for the ride :} ) Mama, Pa said since he wasn't here, but rather in VA for day 3, that I would have to write about it. I must say... it was the first time I'd been commanded to blog :].
We all devoured your note before even eating our breakfast and little faces lit up in the excitement of new stickers! Note the too-cute expression on Ellie's face... she loved hers, too.
Here is everyone with their daily countdown til you come home bags:
(Brianna figured out how to use the self timer on my camera)
Today we had a day of fun and no more than the typical chaos. Ellie wasn't quite sure what to make of a full day without either parent... but she was alright when she saw Poppop! She liked her apple for breakfast,
and was excited to have her twizzler of the day from her candy-countdown-til-momma-comes-home-bag.
After breakfast and circle time, we had playtime. Due to rain outside, we held it downstairs. Brianna lead with football drills and our modified "death crawl".
Nathaniel: Quarterback
(I accidentally rotated this picture the wrong way-doesn't it look like he's walking up the wall?)
Line-Backer Aedan
Emma, Kicker/defencive linewoman (is that a real word?)
The Team
Ellie found amusement during afternoon school time and before the boys were awake...

under the ever-watchful eye of Nana of course!! Nana, not my sister, but the one dubbed "Mrs. Poppop", by Pa, came over about 2 o'clock to help, bearing salad, oreos, and apple cider. The kids show off their school awards to Nana.

Ellie liked the oreos. We limited everyone to 3.

"KK, more yummmm pleeeeeese, please!!"

The roses Pa gave you last Thursday are blooming beautifully!


Sneak preview to Sherwood's newest movie...sort of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_IYTtCLGk0 Visit link to see the preview..or something like it...:)

It's Pajama Time!!

The moon is up- it's gettin late.
Let's get ready to celebrate!
It's Pajama time.
Ooooh, yes!
It's Pajama time!

Some are pink and some are green.

Some are the ugliest you've ever seen!

They might be stripey or polka-dot...

But we can all pyjammy in whatever we got!!!

It's pajamma time.

Pyjammy to the left...Pyjammy to the right....

Jamma, jamma, jamma, PJ!

Everybody's wearin them on Saturday night!

Jamma,jamma, jamma, PJ

Now all around the room in one big line

Wearin our pajamas and lookin so fine!


Poem by Sandra Boynton