Saturday, May 23, 2009


I'm too young for this.

My beautiful 11 year old twins came home the other day with a new necklace. Each of them had one. Of course, the new bling certainly caught my eye. They played it off, and I got distracted, so I never did really get where the new bling came from.

Fast forward to today. There is a Scentsy open house down the road. Sweet Tyler bought me a car candle and a Blueberry Cheesecake bar. (My favorite!) As I was putting the new bar away, I noticed another new bar in the drawer. Oxford smells good, but is not really a scent I would burn. When I asked where it came from, I was NOT ready for the answer.

I found out about the bar and the necklaces! The necklaces were gifts from their "boyfriends." I asked what they had given them in return and they both insisted "nothing." Well, turns out, the 5th grade boys who had girlfriends all went out and bought their ladies some "bling." Each of these girls that hangs out together got one, but each is different, so the boys know who's girlfriend is whose.

Um, WOW. I got a ring my Junior year of high school and my mom flipped. It was a pretty emerald. (NOT engagement by the way.)

The Scentsy bar? A gift from the neighbor boy, who knows they love the Scentsy warmer in their room. He is around enough to know that I refuse to give the girls my favorite scents to burn. (Moms, you know how they never come back.)

As far as the necklaces go, I guess it was just all the boys that hang together giving their little "girlfriends" that hang together a gift. I talked to the mom of another little girl that got a necklace. She thinks it's hilarious and sweet and told me not to worry.
Yeah, so, do I let them keep these gifts? Necklaces and Scentsy bars? Did anyone catch the Desperate Housewives Season Finale last week? Am I being paranoid? My girls will NOT be like that Ana chick. I will not raise flirty little hussies.

On, the other hand, they cannot control silly boys who want to spend their money.

HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLP! All advice is solicited and welcome.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Today was Kayleigh's memorial. We, of course, could not go, as it was in North Carolina. So, we released pink balloons instead, like the Freemans requested.

Tyler wanted to take the balloons outside to make sure nothing happened to them on the way.

Here are all the kids with a balloon. Left to right: Ricky, Austin, Colton, Tyler, Andie and Tori.

Austin and Colton are Ricky and Tyler's friends. They wanted to be a part of this. We all said a prayer, then we released them.

Wouldn't it just figure that my batteries died in my camera RIGHT as the kids let them go? LOL By the time I got the new set in, this was all I could get of the balloons. If you look really hard, you can see 3 of the pink balloons.

We watched them until we couldn't see them anymore. It took 27 minutes!

God bless you Kayleigh. We hope you liked your balloons! Rest In Peace, sweet baby girl.


This is the coolest dog ever!