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Social Sunday November 4, 2012

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It’s been awhile, and this week is a good link up!

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What is currently on your wish list?

I haven’t made an official list for this year, but I’ll do my best to think of what I really want. I would love to have my sewing machine repaired.

Another cruise would be FABULOUS. Maid service. Definitely maid service.

But seriously, a new tattoo would be awesome. Something sentimental from my babies. Some crafty supplies. Scentsy bars or the Margot warmer. And Skyward Sword for the Wii; I’ve wanted it for awhile. A massage would be nice. Picture frames are always nice.

Share a new iPhone, Droid, or iPad app that you recently discovered and we all need.

I have an iPhone, so these can all be found in the Apple App Store:

Bubble Mania:CRAZY addicting.
Find Friends:Locate your Facebook friends or contacts who also have this app. Hello, stalkers.
Toddler Teasers:I’ve been looking for apps that Margot might like, and these puzzles are amazing. She literally spends hours playing them.

What is a new fall TV show you’ve added to your DVR?

Well, the Walking Dead is back! Love it!

I also like Health Inspectors. It’s disgusting, but I think shows like that and Restaurant Stakeout or Mystery Diners give a real glimpse of how restaurants are to the public. If you’ve never worked in a restaurant, some of that disgusting stuff you see is actually happening.

We can’t wait for the new season of Impractical Jokers. Seriously, funniest show ever.

Share your social media links for us to follow you, and tell us which is your favorite.

(My Favorite)Facebook: Brittany Perry
Pinterest: newxdiseases
Instagram: blperry34
Wordpress: Unbleighvable

What is a TV series, movie, or song you could listen to or watch over and over and over and never get tired of? Feel free to name one of each.

TV show: The Walking Dead or Impractical Jokers

Movie: A Knight’s Tale, The Blind Side, The Lorax, and the Muppets’ Movie

Song: Anything by Blink 182, The Beatles: Hey Jude, Across the Universe, Golden Slumbers, and Phantom Planet: California

I loved this week. It’s nice to have a few minutes to connect with you! Now look at my cute family!

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It’s the Sea Calling! October 24, 2012

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Hello all, I am finally home! After a week of soaking up sun on the Carnival Elation, I am back to tell you all about our cruise! Also check out Ashley’s review of her cruise on Simply, Ashley!

We took the kids, my mother-in-law and her boyfriend, Erik’s little brother, and his grandmother. It was a total blast! As Ashley says in her post: if you’re looking to travel, cruising is the way to do it. Once you are on board it is all easy. We went through customs and baggage check which was all a little rushed and crazy with two babies. On the other hand, once you get through all of that, there is very little to worry about. The ship offers non-stop entertainment. Here goes my week in review!

Sunday we spent the evening in New Orleans, and I hated every minute of it. We stayed about 15 minutes from downtown, but explored the French Quarter around Canal Street during the evening. I can’t even explain how stressed and frustrated Erik and I were all night. Countless amounts of people kept approaching us trying to touch our kids or ask for money. Seriously, worst experience ever. I would never go back.

Monday morning we woke up and boarded our ship, the Elation. We spent most of the day hanging out by the pool. Erik and I explored the ship a little to figure out how it all connected and whatnot. Margot loved seeing the pool fill up, and she danced like a mad woman to the house band. Dinner this night was delicious. Their cheesecake was AMAZING. I did have a bit of seasickness, but after I slept I was fine.

Tuesday we woke up to wide open ocean. It’s breathtaking. Jude captured the hearts of both passengers and crew. Seriously, everyone flirted with him. Margot, again, loved the pool and hot tub(which is actually a whirlpool, so it’s just warm not hot). We spent the day enjoying the sun. The Hairy Man contest was HYSTERICAL, and an older man named Gilligan won. Great day.

Wednesday, we ported in Progreso. Erik and I signed up for an excursion to the Dzibilchaltun Mayan ruins. It was amazing. Our tour guides, Luis and Humberto, were incredibly knowledgable and personable. The ruins were just incredible. I have pictures at the end. We also enjoyed a beach break with free food and drinks. We also played in the casino! I won $85 playing blackjack! The boys lost their money.

Thursday we ported in Cozumel. They had to close the gangway because it got so congested. But once off board, the water was a GORGEOUS electric blue. I wish I had more time there. But our whole group boarded a bus to Playa Mia and spent the day on the ocean. We held parrots, ate delicious food, and collected shells. Margot taught herself to swim out of NOWHERE. Talk about amazing. Erik and I went parasailing together, which was so wonderful! After awhile the world just got quiet… Seriously, if you ever have the chance DO it. This day was by far the best. Erik won a ton of money in the casino. Great, great day.

Friday was our last day at sea. We spent it swimming, dancing, eating, and indulging in each other’s company. The highlight of the day was competing in the Last Woman Standing, which was a speed scavenger hunt. Erik’s grandmother and I played against 10 other women. Nonee placed 3rd. I came in 2nd, but I got elbowed off the stairs in the final round. We were chasing down a man in an eye patch. Bummer!

We are already looking to book another cruise. The food was subpar, and I would’ve chosen the buffet lines over the dining room every night. The service was AMAZING. Our bar servers fawned over the kids. Some of the crew even made them little napkin or origami animals. If we hadn’t taken the kids, we would’ve gone to more of the shows, but it was nice to just be slow. I cannot wait to take another cruise. BEST. VACATION. EVER.

This is the front of our ship.

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Yep, that’s a leopard and a tiger cub. Margot and I played with them!

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Harry Potter Link Up! October 9, 2012

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Yep, linking up with Ashley over at Simply, Ashley. Can’t resist a Harry Potter one! I’ll have to have Erik post his answers as soon as he gets home, because he’s HP crazy too!

1)Your favorite female character? And why.
I’m on the same page with most everyone this week, and I have to say I just love Luna. She is a completely under rated character who should’ve had more time on screen. I think she is just stunningly beautiful, and charming, and clever. Like Hermione, but without the hype.
2)Your least favorite Male character? And why.
Hmmm…lets see…probably the top of my list is Peter Pettigrew. I’m not sure why he tops the list of you know Voldemort, Percy, Lucius Malfoy, etc, etc. But Peter Pettigrew was just irritating. Loathsome. Dirty. Weak.
3) Pick one: Horcrux or Hallows?
Personally, I love the story of the Deathly Hallows. I think it was translated to screen so well, and it just captured my interested more than the story of the horcruxes.
4)Which character do you relate to most?
This is hard to choose because I don’t want to say Hermione. I think she’s probably the easiest choice, here. Other than Hermione, I suppose Luna. She’s very private, a little awkward, clever, and charming. Ha. I just complimented myself.
5)Your favorite pairing of characters?
I’m going to say Lupin and Tonks. Everyone saw the Hermione and Ron thing coming starting the in first book. But Lupin and Tonks made a sweet couple. I love the way they portray their reappearance through the Resurrection Stone with them saying that their son will understand their untimely deaths later on. It was heartbreaking and warming all at the same time.
6)Your favorite professor?
This is tough, for sure. McGonagall is probably the winner here. She’s just BAD ASS. I love that she is motherly, wise, and strong.
7)Bring one character back to life? Who and why?
Okay this is seriously the hardest question on this list. This is a toss up between Snape and Sirius(for my own personal interest it would be Fred…because I’ve always had a thing for the twins. Idk.). I feel like the relationship between Snape and Harry would have been such a blessing on both ends, but the same goes for Sirius. Sirius may have been James’ best friend, but Snape’s relationship with Lilly I feel would have been more insightful for Harry and offered better closure. Idk, it’s debatable.
* Share some of your favorite HP pins, quotes etc…

 

Deathly Hallows

Luna Lovegood

Who would’ve thought Neville would turn out to be the best looking?

 

You’re Gonna Miss This October 8, 2012

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So, as I’m winding my way through the posts of bloggers I follow along with other “mom bloggers” I realize how much I am going to miss these days. Every day is one day closer to childhood rather than “toddlerhood”. I know I have my days where Mr. Jude and Miss Margot drive me CRAZY, and I am not the perfect mother. But most days I end thinking “I really just want to snuggle my babies.” I know, I know. I’m with them all day long, and most days I just want a break. But seriously, at night, all I want to do is squeeze and snuggle and kiss my babies. I could suffocate them with my love alone. Haha. But really, why are our kids SO FREAKING CUTE?

Margot is an amazingly bright little girl. At 2.5 years old she is able to sound out words, recognize colors, shapes, numbers, and all sorts of things. I usually loathe gloating moms, but I know that if I were to continue I would be one of those. So anyways, Margot, my dear, sweet, angel girl(yes, I call her that like all the time.) has hit this stage that I just can’t help but be so thankful for. Not too long ago, I would have meltdowns because I couldn’t handle her destroying the house and being a menace, I guess. But as of like two weeks ago, she has blossomed into this wonderful, behaved(for the most part), polite angel. She tells me she loves me out of the blue. She kisses her brother. She shares openly with him. She eats without a fight. She. Is. Perfect. I am in love with this little curly headed blessing, and she doesn’t even understand. Erik and I always talk about how badly we want to just hug and squeeze the kids, but they’re babies. So we can’t. JUST WAIT TIL THEY’RE TEENAGERS. I’ll take my hugging needs out on them then. I know that sometimes I don’t appreciate her being a toddler as much as I should. She is still a 2 year old, and there are definitely times when I could just pull my hair out. But I think that I am starting to realize she is discovering her world, and learning in her own ways. That girl. UGH. She’s just so wonderful. I am half tempted to go play with her curls and rub her back.

ImageIsn’t she gorgeous? She asked to wear this hat, so I don’t know why she’s making this face. Haha.

 

When we found out that Jude was a boy, I never would have imagined how different parenting him would be. He’s not even a year old yet, and my relationship with him is nothing like how it is with Margot. (Also, as a side note, I burnt my wrist on a hot glue gun. OUCH. So I keep having to stop typing because my wrist hurts. :() Jude is such a character, though. His personality is really starting to develop, and he is just hilarious. He flirts with anyone, mostly women, if they’ll just smile at him. He is a sweet little ball of squishy love. Seriously, his skin is like the softest thing ever. I want a pillow made out of it. Not really, freaks, but it’d be the best pillow ever. Since he’s breastfed, he is the BIGGEST mama’s boy, and I like it that way. I am the end-all-be-all in his world, and it’s wonderful. I can solve all of his problems. For any of you mothers who breastfeed, you know what I mean when they look at you while they nurse and the little look in their eyes is priceless. NO ONE ELSE gets to see that, EVER. It’s incredible. Being a mother to a little boy is so amazing, because I know that everything I teach him will influence the man he is going to be. You know what’s the best about Jude right now? He’s learned to give kisses. Seriously…baby kisses are the best. Drooly, and sometimes bitey, but completely innocent and heart-melting.

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Why yes, he IS standing on the dishwasher because he climbed up on it.

 

I think I need to have Erik come turn me back human, just thinking about my kids turns me into a big pile of Mom-goo. I’ll have to figure out what I’m going to do when they start school. I won’t make it through the day. I don’t want to be pounding on the school doors screaming “give me back my belly fruit!” I’m a helicopter mom, and for right now, that’s okay. I need to just go read Fifty Shades or something to get me back to reality.

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Social Sunday Link Up! October 7, 2012

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I’m working on another post right now, but I figured this would be a nice way break between my next ranting post. Haha.

Anywho!

Sunday Social

 

This week’s link up is all about fall! Favorite food, recipes, decor, fashion, etc, etc. I think Pinterest is everyone’s best friend for this link up.

Here goes:

I made this pumpkin with Margot!

Margot and I's melted crayon pumpkin!

 

I’ve been looking for this recipe for YEARS…and finally I can make my own vanilla chai latte.

Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Latte

 

Who doesn’t love BOOTS? Fall means tall, leather boots. Mmmm… Love.

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Also, being totally obsessed with eye colors…Fall makes for some GORGEOUS makeup looks.

 

Fall Makeup

Margot’s current career aspiration is to be an astronaut. And we are desperately looking for a Halloween costume like this one…

Astronaut Costume | Pottery Barn Kids

I think Jude, if we can find one, will be Green Lantern. He’s Erik’s favorite superhero.

 

Can you say POT ROAST? MMM.

Crockpot Pot Roast

 

I can’t decide which desserts I want to post, because I have a sweet tooth the size of Godzilla…

But seriously, who from my generation isn’t totally sold on THIS?! Dunkaroos were the SHIZ-NIT.

Dunkaroo Dip. 1 box funfetti cake mix, 1/2 container plain yogurt, 1/2 container of cool whip.  Serve with animal crackers, graham crackers. Life. Changing.

 

Look at this…totally making this for dinner.

pepperoni pizza rolls

 

Also, as my friend Ashley over at Simply, Ashley said, the smell of fall in Indiana is indescribable. There are no words to explain the way the morning smells in Indiana. It’s earthy, and clean, and home-y. I miss it. I’m not sure that all of Tennessee is like this, but Kingsport just smells disgusting. Eastman Chemical is based here, and the effects are everywhere. My skin is sensitive because of the difference in air quality. It just stinks here. Bleh. So those of you in Indiana who don’t relish all of that amazing tree, pumpkin, apple, baking, clean smell…I hate you. Hahaha. It’s too bad Yankee Candle can’t capture that smell. I want it.

 

I do have to say that as Erik and I are really settling into parenthood, we LOVE celebrating holidays with the kids. We were both the kind of people who don’t really enjoy the holidays. But now, we are so into decorating the house, and explaining the holidays, and cherishing all of the memories our children are making. We just decorated our balcony with Halloween lights, our pumpkins, and window clings. We have apple and autumn scented candles wafting through the house. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving, because I have recipes up my sleeve.

What do you love about fall?

 

 

Long Week September 28, 2012

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It has been a long week in the Wente house. Trying to keep the house clean, packing the kids for the cruise, and the rest of my “domestic duties” have kept me busy. I must say our house has stayed abnormally tidy because of our new cleaning schedule. It’s been wonderful.

I am so grateful to have pinned something about housecleaning. I used to spend a few hours once a week deep cleaning the hell hole our house had become. But now, with just half an hour out of my day I’m able to maintain a beautiful home. I posted a list of three to four things we need to do every day, and it’s amazing. Erik has taken the trash out faithfully and even started helping with dishes. I have two laundry days that made laundry SO much better. I am thankful for that stress off my shoulders.

As far as our cruise, I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it before. Erik’s mother and grandmother decided to treat the family to a 5 day cruise to Mexico!! We are leaving from New Orleans, which will be exciting in itself. I started packing for the kids, and I’m about halfway done. Margot reminds us how many days are left till Mexico all the time. We’re down to 14!! My mission this weekend is to pack all of my clothes.

Yesterday was an absolutely perfect day, and we have desperately needed it. I took Margot to story time at the library, which she loves. I had a dentist appointment, and Erik took Margot to the park. Afterward, all four of us took our first trip to the pumpkin patch. If you’re in the Tri-Cities, check out Cleek Farms. The only downside to the day was that I have to have one of my molars extracted. I’m not really upset, but it still stinks that I will have to lose a tooth. At least it will be done before our cruise!

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Fuck the Troops? September 22, 2012

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Hello world! I apologize if this post is formatted strangely, I am writing this using my iPhone… I’m not sure how its going to pan out. However, if I DO like this app, I should be able to blog daily from now on! That would just be too convenient.

Anywho, I wanted to post about this Facebook group that randomly popped into my newsfeed the other day: Fuck the Troops. Yes, you read that right. Now I am sure that this group is either lead some immature 15 year old or some middle aged Marine reject on a power kick. This group is by invite only and has 205 members. I’m not sure if they only post so that members can see, but their wall is FLOODED with people telling them that they are unwelcome. But then it happened: I came across streams of posts by current and ex-military men where almost every word was vulgar or derogatory and totally out of line.

So what do I care? Let me say that I am PRO-military. I fully support the men and women that have given selflessly of their lives to protect our freedom. HOWEVER, there is a special place in my heart for those few douchebags who join the military because “college wasn’t for them” or “they would party too much in college” or “the money was right”. If your heart isn’t in it for the right reasons, I honestly, have zero respect for you. Don’t go posting on Facebook(which is a FREE social networking site open to ALL who care to join) that you are more entitled to life than those anti-war, anti-military people who made the group. You voluntarily signed your life away, and they chose not to. That doesn’t require a post saying “go fucking die you cock sucking faggot”. Grow up, and learn how to debate properly. Signing your life away to Uncle Sam should cause you to hold yourself to a higher standard. But, as I have witnessed firsthand on many occasions, the military kids party just as hard as those in college. The frequent the strip clubs, they drink WAY in excess, they constantly air their sense of entitlement. But in the end, they just signed on a dotted line to work and get paid.

I know, I know, it sounds bitchy. My apologies for the vulgarity of this post, but things like this REALLY piss me off. I have dated a few “military men” in my life, and I only have nice things to say about one of them. I have acquaintances in all branches of the military: Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines. All in all, it’s a job. They sign up. They go through training as in any job. They work. They get paid. Like most of America, they work to pay the bills. For those of you who are my dear military boys, this post is not about you. I have so much respect for the way you conduct yourselves and the way you treat others. You truly do deserve the title of “hero.” Much love to all of you.