Monday, 28 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
So, if you are named a Stylish Blogger, there are four things you are asked to do.
1. Thank and link back to Happy Mommy of Two the person/persons who awarded you this award. I'm new to blogging, so I apologize if I didn't do this correctly! :)
2. Share 7 things about yourself ~
- I grew up with three brothers, and now I have three boys of my own and one step-son. :)
- The states I've lived in are: North Dakota, Nevada, Hawaii, California, and Minnesota.
- I grew up on a farm near Finley, North Dakota where the population used to be around 600 people. I'm not sure what it's at these days?! I had an incredible childhood growing up in such a small community.
- I used to be an elementary teacher before becoming a full-time mom.
- I love shopping for shoes and vehicles...and that's it! :)
- I love all kinds of music, but currently my favorite is Pop (great for my running).
- I could live on pizza and chocolate...oh, and Nacho Cheese Doritos! :)
3. Then award 5-15 blogs that you follow. These blogs some of my favorites...check them out!
4. Contact the bloggers and let them know of their reward! :) Now go and encourage a blogger! :) Thank you for reading!
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
This glowing product, Diet Mountain Dew, produced and owned by PepsiCo, is the American product that my hubby and I miss the most! So much so, that we are willing to pay TOP pound (Great British Pound) for this soda that we have found through various over-priced websites around the UK. Thank goodness we could even get it here at all!
Monday, 21 March 2011
Oh my goodness...I just want to go right through this video and hold and hug this sweet young boy! It absolutely breaks my heart to know of his story, and that this happens to millions of children world wide every day!! WHY!?!?! Why are there these kids who think it's OK to treat people that way? Parents with these kids who bully really have to take notice and try and make the changes that need to be made to STOP BULLYING in our young children's lives!!
Casey Heynes....you're an incredibly brave young man who is hopefully inspiring oodles of kids to decide to stand-up for themselves too!
What is hard as a parent is this....I work very hard at trying to teach my boys EVERY day how to act with kindness and respect toward EVERYONE! Then they enter school and start seeing these "bullies", and they don't know how to defend themselves, because they were taught to be polite and nice to people. So, therefore, they don't know what to do! Just like Casey....he took SO much abuse for so many years because he didn't want to fight. He didn't want to get in trouble. The polite kids get screwed! So....now what do we do!?!?! We have to back-peddle a bit and tell our kids...."Well...be polite and treat everyone with kindness....but if anyone picks on you...YOU KICK THEIR ASS!?!?!?" That's what I want to tell my kids. OK...those who know me know that I actually DID tell that to my kids. But FYI...I have super-sweet boys who smiled at me and said, "Mom....we can't do that...we'll get in trouble!" :) But you see....that's the problem. They don't "go there" because they've been taught that it's WRONG to hurt someone. It's a fine line! I will definitely be showing them Casey's interview. I hope they see that if they are ever in that sort of situation, and there's no way out....that it is OK to protect yourself. Now...Casey had an advantage with his height and size. My boys are pretty little....so I'll have to teach them some good self-defense moves. :) Anyway....WAY TO GO CASEY! You're a good kid, you protected yourself, and you walk with your head held high!! ♥
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
Wow...where does a person begin on writing about England?! The history of this country is overwhelming! Some of the great places we've visited since moving here last summer are:
- London (of course) - the London Eye, touring on a Big Red Bus, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Hamley's Toy Store, Trafalgar Square, The National Gallery, and London Bridge...just to name a few of our stops in London.
Every turn you make in this country tells a story! I hope to blog about all of my stops....past, present, and future! I'm just getting started in your blogging world, so please stop by often, follow me and be sure to leave me a comment with your link so I can follow you too! Thank you!
Speaking of future blog posts...be sure to visit me at the end of August for a blog about our visit to Althorp (Princess Diana's Childhood Home and Burial Site). I know that's quite a ways into the future...but don't forget, ok!?! :) Especially those of you who adored her like I did!
Today however, I'm going to blog to you about my most recent adventure....a tour of the 2012 Summer Olympics location in London! On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, a bunch of friends embarked on an adventure into eastern London. The Statford District of eastern London is quite an old and worn down industrial area of London. The city is currenly in a regeneration phase of this district. They are tearing down many industrial buildings and will be creating a 1,500 acre parkland (3x the size of Hyde Park) that will run from the Olympic Park down to the river Thames.
I'm super excited about applying for my tickets! I hope I get some really fun events to attend! If you're interested in applying yourself, click HERE to fill out your applications! You have until April 26th, 2011! Good luck and thank you for stopping by to read my post!
Now personally...I'm a HUGE fan of the BEP, but this song....not so much! What do you think?
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Access Hollywood Live: Matthew McConaughey Talks Family Life & Shares Parenting Advice | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos
Well....if you remember WAY back in time, Matthew once dated Penelope Cruz. I was thinking that Josh dated Penelope after Matthew....but as I'm typing this, realized that it wasn't Penelope Josh dated, but her friend Salma Hayek. So....there goes my theory that Matthew still holds a grudge against Josh for dating his ex-girlfriend (not that he ever did...I'm just...guessing, I mean gossiping). So....now I have NO idea why he didn't mention Josh, unless he just doesn't consider Josh a big-named star?!?! Hmmmmm....so....just disregard all my babbling. :) I should erase this and start again.....but why?!?! This is labeled HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP, is it not?!?! Read this and make fun of me if you must. :) It is 2am here in the UK as I type this. Once again...having a hard time sleeping. So much on my mind these days. We're obviously too busy, because I can't stop thinking about all the details of what needs to be accomplished the next day! Alright...I'll stop rambling now. Just enjoy the clip of Matthew. If you want to see more, there should be numerous clips off to the right of the one above, or just Google his name or the movie Lincoln Lawyer and you'll find all sorts of fun interviews!! G' Nite!
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Well, here in the UK, Red Nose Day is on Friday, March 18th. It's a day each year, where everyone gets together to raise money for the poor and disadvantaged people in the UK and in Africa. The money is spent to:
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
<---Here's a photo of him writing with a pen and an inkwell. So much fun!
The Victorian Era was the period in the UK when Queen Victoria reigned from 1837-1901, which was a very prosperous time for Great Britain. The population in the UK more than doubled during her reign, affected mainly by fertility and mortality rates. England was also the first country to undergo the Industrial Revolution during that time.
Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Germany). They supposedly had a very loving marriage in which 9 children were born. Queen Victoria's reign as Queen has lasted longer than that of any other British monarch.
There is SO much to learn about Queen Victoria and the Victorian Era. I could write forever about her and this period in the past.
On the flight here to England this past year, I watched a movie titled The Young Victoria, starring Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria and Rupert Friend as Prince Albert. It was a fantastic movie and I highly recommend you rent it if you have not yet seen it!
[Source: Queen Victoria portrait-Pinterest and Movie Photo - Yahoo Movies]
God Save the Queen! ♥
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Seriously Charlie....are you even able to get help? Can this guy ever be anyone besides who he is right now? He's a child star gone bad. He doesn't think he has a problem...so how will he ever become someone different, healthier, "more normal"?!?! Every single person around him who's enabling him is using him! Pathetic! This is a serious trainwreck just waiting to happen. It's hard to watch....seriously...hard to watch! Wow!
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Seriously, I can't get enough of this crazy dude! What is up people?! Has he seriously lost his mind, or is he just spewing out crazy thoughts for attention and entertainment? It's got to feel good for him to just say whatever is on his mind and not have to worry about what is "appropriate". Hey, live life how you want Charlie....but don't forget...you have 5 children who are following in your footsteps. Seriously!??!
This past week I have decided to give myself my own personal "Biggest Loser" challenge. From March 3rd - March 9th, I am to workout 4 days: 2 hrs/2days and 3hrs/2 days. I am currently in the middle of finishing up my 2nd 3hr workout day.
This morning I participated in a spin class at our local fitness center and here's a picture above for your enjoyment on what our instructor looked like. :) hee hee Actually, I don't find this picture very interesting to look at at all! He's too white in some places! :) Anyway, I thought it would add a little excitement for some of my hundreds of followers! :) heehee
So....as I type this post, I still have to get my last hour in for the day. I'm going to pop in my Slim in 6 DVD and get it over with! I'm procrastinating a bit and thought I'd take a break and blog. :) Wish me luck! I'll let you know how my weigh in goes on the morning of the 8th! It better be successful, that's all I can say! And if it is...I might have to give myself another one of these challenges! I have to get ready for spring break....sunshine and beaches only 5 weeks away! :)