hb pat!

i absolutely adore this photo of my beautiful mother-in-law.
hb grandma!

hb amy!

hb to one of my oldest friends in the world--amy!



looking good after all these years.......you're still my favorite saloon girl!



feliz navidad




feliz navidad from our house to yours!
(created this little beauty HERE)


enjoy your holidays! i'll be back in january--but i'll miss you every day.

a very dwight christmas

4 basic food groups

this holiday season i've been sticking to the four basic elf food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, & syrup

ho ho ho





merry christmas !!
love, mia

"aunt bethany--does your cat eat jello?"


best singular use of a black dickie and a white sweater in movie history. PERIOD.




be just like clark & cousin eddie and get your own set of moose mugs HERE


(click to enlarge and get the full effect of cousin eddie)




need s'more



RECIPE FOR A GOOD TIME:

2 PARTS HOT CHOCOLATE

2 PARTS MARSHMALLOWS

1 PART CHOCOLATE BAR

2 PARTS GRAHAM CRACKERS

1 PART FIRE

20 PARTS GOOD FRIENDS


MIX IT ALL TOGETHER AND YOU GET: GOOD MEMORIES~










we did some spectacular christmas caroling--i'm pretty sure that we are going to cut an album soon--we are shopping around for record labels even as we speak.......


think i jest? well, just check us out:





you're welcome, internet.

lost season 5

lost season 5 posters.......CHILLS!





oh, the anticipation!

i love this photo--it's of me and my sister running down the hall into the living room, christmas morning 1977.

it was tradition that we never went in to see what santa brought us until we had all gathered in our parent's room and were ready. then we were lined up, youngest to oldest, and only rushed in when we got the 'go ahead'. i never once peeked or went in without my family--it would have ruined the surprise.

we do the same thing with our girls now.

NAUGHTY.

we have a friend who likes to arrange our christmas decor into compromising positions.
he is a bit of a cotton-headed ninnymuggins

hoobastank in las vegas


DO'S & DONT'S of seeing hoobastank at the joint in the hard rock hotel:


DO go to dinner with besties at diablo's mexican cantina and sing along to bonjovi songs



DO see opening act hollywood undead and be pretty flippin' impressed. totally entertaining.



DON'T think you are the oldest people there. cuz you're NOT.
DO take photo of said older person for documenting purposes.



DO make new bff's with the freaks that turn out--it makes for a better concert.




DO take sneaky surprise photos with unsuspecting people who are wearing things that they just really shouldn't. (it's that hickie you just can't stop looking at, right? yeah, us too.)
DON'T get caught doing it.



DON"T be afraid to show some 'man love' for your boys in front of the camera





DO rock it out as hard as your soccer-mom footwear will allow you to!


**NOTE TO READERS: my christmas gift to you is "NO COMMENT" week here at word to your mother. with christmas right around the corner, i am releasing you from any BLOGLIGATIONS to comment---just read (or not) and move on!

what i want for christmas: ITEM TWENTY

i saw THIS t shirt on dooce (yes, i'm naughty that way sometimes) and knew i HAD to have it.

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.


looks like the recession as officially affected EVERYONE--

SAVE YOUR PENNIES, KIDDIES! get ready for:


a veritable treasure chest of lovlies from michael jackson's neverland ranch ranging from michael jackson's iconic white-jeweled glove (OOOOH!!!) to the grandiose entry gates to neverland ranch (AAAAHHHH!!) are up for auction april 21st-25th, 2009.


just a sampling of the spectacular items you could purchase:

fine & decorative art items
paintings and life size bronze and marble sculptures
memorabilia from the life & career of michael jackson.
arcade games & disneyana (i wonder if he has pong?)
entertainment memorabilia
garden statuary furniture

don't be late! beginning february 15th, 2009, bidders will be able to place proxy bids, register for the auction and explore the history of the more than 2,000 lots in this historic auction by visiting http://www.juliensauctions.com/. (russ, are you reading this? MINDI LIKEY!)



you, too, can purchase the michael jackson auction six catalog box set for a mere $100.00!

if you've been a REALLY GOOD BOY OR GIRL, santa just might bring you the limited edition catalogue box set, signed and numbered by mj himself! (shivers!!)

i already know what we are spending our christmas bonus on!!!

best of 2008

i don't watch "how i met your mother".


but i just might have to after seeing these 'BEST OF 2008' pictures that neil patrick & his homies re-created for entertainment weekly:


the olympic relay


indiana jones


the jonas brothers


sex and the city


palin and mccain