Sunday, November 30, 2008

NaBloPoMo farewell

So I made it a whole month of blogging. I am sort impressed. Not that I had the most exciting things to say most days, but none the less, I found something to say.

Blogging will continue, but certainly not daily.

Kids are back to school tomorrow. I am so sad :( I hate school, it takes my kids. Only two weeks though, then they are off for two weeks, so that's cool. Then before you know it, it will be summer time again.

Today we went to see BOLT, it was cute. Well I should say The little boys and Daniel and I went to see BOLT with my dear friend Angie, and her little boys. The older kids went to see TWILIGHT. Connor even liked it. Well his choices were BOLT and TWILIGHT, so it's not like he really had a lot of 7th grade boy friendly choices. He said it was a good movie though. Not good enough to actually READ the book, but good none the less.

So adieu November. December is already winding up to be horrendously busy, but HERE WE GO!! :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's apparently Christmas time..

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... (Except for the weather, but ya know)

I note this due to the frantic holiday shoppers,
the blaring Christmas music wafting through stores,
Santa, ho ho hoing, from his mall igloo,
the salvation army bell ringers.

Yes yes, signs of Christmas are everywhere.

Even though we will not be home on Christmas day this year, my kids REALLY REALLY wanted to decorate for Christmas. So I decide we would decorate a little bit anyway.

I am not quite there yet, but we did get "ye ol' Christmas tree" up. :)



We will put some decorations on it tomorrow..








ok VERY few decorations on it tomorrow.. but hey even "Charlie Brown" Christmas trees need some lovin. :)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

Time to get up at 4:00 a.m.
Wait in line for an hour
fight the crowds
the wait in line two hours to check out
all in the name of deals...

NAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

So I got up bright and early this morning at the crack of 8:00, laid in bed for about 30 minutes, then threw myself together, went and got Angie. Then we were off to..

JoAnns

We got some AWESOME flannel for 1.49$ a yard. Then it was off to the movies, we saw Twilight for the second time with the lovely Emmy.

Somewhere along the way I picked up a screw in my tire so we went to get it fixed and Angie and I wandered around Target while my tire was repaired. It was amazingly not at all crowded.

On the way home we picked up some worms for Archie and then came home. I made lasagna, took one over to Emmy's family, and got to get all glassy eyed at the most amazing lovely sweetest baby in the world.

Now we are chilling, kids watching a movie. All in all a very low key, non crowded, lackadaisical "Black Friday".

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy day of thankfulness! :)

Hope this turkey day found you all fat and happy.. well at least happy. :)

Our day was nice. We stayed at home this year, so even though I was away from my family, we still got to spend time with our friends who are close as family. (Closer depending on the family member) :)

The kids played, we cooked, and then ate until I was about to pop.

I am taking a moment to count my blessings and look at all I have to be thankful for.

A loving God
Friends
Family
Life


I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT DAY

ok nap time :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'll be loving them FOREVER!!

It's official... deep in my heart of hearts, I'm 13. I doubt I will ever get past my love for NKOTB, which was just reignited so much last night. I am not sure I can adequately put into words, how AMAZING this concert was.

I went with my friend and fellow NKOTB groupie Cindy. We decided to set out early, not knowing how much time we would need. Turns out we had TONS, so we swung by Pick-Up Stix for dinner. It was nice, my fortune said "You will be content by the end of Summertime". I told Cindy they must mean NEXT summer :)

We hit target to kill a little more time and then headed over to the concert. We got parked and headed in. For the most part it was a WHOLE LOT of women in their mid to late 30's, a few families, and a couple of clearly "excited" husbands, who were earning some MAJOR brownie points that night.

We found our seats and they were pretty good actually. We were on the floor level, probably about 25 rows back from the stage. I got some pretty good pictures, even with the lady who was a foot taller than me standing RIGHT in front of us. :)

SO the concert starts.. "Lady Gaga"?!? was the first act.. hmmmmmmmmmmmm and that's all I have to say about that!

Then Natasha Bedingfield came out, she was AWESOME! I really like her a lot! The first pictures of the concert aren't the best as you can see, I was playing with the settings, trying to figure out how to get the best shots.



THEN THE BOYS CAME OUT!!! The place erupted!! and pretty much stayed that way! THEY LOOKED AWESOME!! ESPECIALLY DANNY! ( so so especially Danny!) They sang about 5 or six songs, including this one where Joe was singing "Please don't go girl".





THEN........................ IT............................. HAPPENED!

Directly behind us THE SMALLER STAGE CAME UP WITH THE BOYS ON IT!! We went from having good seats to having AMAZING SEATS!!



They did about three songs from there, before heading back up to the main stage. At one point (kid you not) Danny looked straight into my eyes, and the rest of the world disappeared for him at that moment. (I could totally tell! heheh) He saw no one but me.. I have witnesses, they felt it too. :) My friend who was sitting in a different section could tell.. oh yes.. she could... :) (my mind is a fun delusional place to be, but it was AWESOME)



SO I AM SCREAMING AND JUMPING AROUND like a 7th grader who has had WAY too much sugar! They hit the main stage and while they were singing .. "I think about you in the summertime woah oh", Cindy leans over and says "What was your fortune?" OMGOSH I was TOTALLY content by the end of summertime!! :) IT WAS TRUE!!!



The concert lasted almost 4 hours total. They did and encore and ended with HANGIN TOUGH! IT WAS SOOOOO MUCH FUN!!




I LOVE THEM

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WOA OH OH OH OH

ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH???

I am off to see "The New Kids on The Block" and channel my inner 13 year old!!

I will hopefully return with great stories, and pictures, and will hopefully replace this blog when I get home.

Monday, November 24, 2008

No really don't worry..

So I was going about my day as usual. I was upstairs packing Paige a bag because she was staying the night at her besties house, chatting with my brother on the phone, all was well. Then my other phone rings. I look at the caller ID hmmmm Alvarado hospital, so I get off the phone with Jake and answer.

Me - "Hello?"
Receptionist Lady - " Yes can I speak to Amy Eagle"
Me - "this is she"
RL - " Hi this is (can't remember) at Dr. Purcell's office, and I wanted to make a follow up appointment to go over your MRI"
Me - "I thought I had an appointment on the 4th"
RL - " Oh let me look, yep you sure do, sorry about that, that's fine. There were some IRREGULARITIES on your MRI and we need to go over them."
Me - *cricket cricket*
RL - " Oh nothing to worry about, we just need to go over the MRI with you and Dr.Purcell will it explain it to you. See you on the 4th!"
Me - * cricket cricket* *sigh*

No worries.. I'm sure IRREGULARITIES (plural, not just one iregularity) is nothing to worry about.. why couldn't she just say "just wanted to make sure you had a follow up appointment" because now I'm going to worry, even though she said not too.

BOOOGERS!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I had fun cheering..

but it's not the same on this side of the line.

However I was very excited that I got to see all my walker buddies! Those I know, and those I got to meet today. ALL OF YOU ARE AWESOME!! I will be walking next year! I can't see myself missing another year. Time to start ye' old fund raising!!

GO THREE DAY WALKERS!! I AM SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!!! YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I am now the "proud" wearer

of full time glasses... *sigh*

Verdict = undecided

Friday, November 21, 2008

Watching my turkeys trot

Every year, the kid's school has the annual "turkey trot". The winners from each grade level receive turkeys. My turkey's trotted their little hearts out, no winning turkey, but I did promise to bake them pies. :)

despite the look on her face, no Paige's were harmed in the trotting of the turkeys. :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

You will be missed

We love you Grandpa Willie, you will be missed.



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Signs that you should have stayed in bed

When you wake up 20 minutes late and still have the same respiratory cold that has been bugging you for two weeks.

When every child in your house wakes up with a sore throat.

When you get a call with bad news moments after you open your eyes.

When the dog upended the trash while you were sleeping.

When your sick boy spews all over the floor.

When you go to clean up said spew and in your sleep induced stupor, you grab the wrong bottle.




(side note: I want to know WHO put the craft bond under the sink, and 2 the lids really should be different colors. Also I sat in utter shock that I glued puke to my floor, but I digress)

When ALL of the above happen in the first 20 minutes of your day.. YOU REALLY SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN BED!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Presents, and penny stretching

SO I know that some of you sickos out there are already done with your Christmas shopping.
(insert gagging sound here) What are you getting your kids this year? As a lot of folks are, we find our selves on an even tighter budget than usual this Christmas season. So I am trying to find some fabulous, yet inexpensive things that I can make, get, do for the fab four for Christmas, any suggestions??

I will say that I already have the fabric for the yearly "Christmas jammies". I may make Paige a coat, and there are a few things in Ottobre that she has eyed that I can make for her, the boys I am at a little more of a loss for. Especially that big one that looks more and more like a grown up human every day.

Ideas ladies?? I know you are all so smart! Also we will be seeing a lot more extended family this year, so tiny cheap gift ideas for that as well would be AWESOME!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The very very best time of the day..


Reading hour...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh

bask in the silence of it all!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ok body..

Dear my body,

I need to have a serious word with you.. ESPECIALLY my throat, head, chest, and vocal chords.
You have had nearly a full week off (especially you voice) and I do believe it's about damn time you came back to work. Of all the body parts, the four of you seem to be the biggest slackers as of late.

First off Brain, really needs to get in gear, making me stranded in the mall parking lot for 45 minutes while I searched for my car.. NOT FUNNY! The constant headaches, I could also do without.

Chest, I really miss breathing normally. Laying down only to wake up coughing and hacking is not very conducive to a good nights sleep.

I'm just saying that if you could all pitch in a little more and be team players I would really appreciate it. Having to run to the bathroom to blow my nose every six seconds is NOT fun, and I haven't been able to speak normally in almost a week. Throat if you could be a little less sore and swollen, I think that would go a long way to getting Voice back to work as well.

Thanks so much
Amy

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hooray for another soccer season..

I have true grown to love soccer. I love to coach, I love to watch my kids play it is so much fun. However now that the boys are done, and Paige is almost done, I am not too horrible sad to see this season close, plus the thought of SLEEPING in on a Saturday kinda excites me.

So I say adieu to soccer, and look forward to some down time...

oh wait basketball sign ups ar in a few weeks, which rolls in to baseball...

*sigh*

well NEXT Saturday, I am totally sleeping in!! That is until I have to get up for Paige's game :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's been a day

I have so much TO say, but nothing I CAN say.

However I don't want to not say anything, and miss out on all the fabulous NaBloPoMo possible prizes, by missing a blog day. So today is space filler.

Sorry

Thursday, November 13, 2008

To "reply all" or NOT to "reply all" THAT IS THE QUESTION

Due to a several series of emails I have been looped into in the past weeks, it has come to my attention, that PERHAPS I am the only one on the planet that knows that there are other ways to answer an email BESIDES hitting "reply all".

So here as a service to you, is a simple FAQ about "reply all"

Q - Seriously there are other options?
A - YES

Q - Is it ever ok to use reply all?
A - Rarely, but yes in certain scenarios.

Q - When IS it acceptable?
A - If I for instance email my mom and brother and say "what are our plans for Christmas", it would be acceptable for them to use reply all, as the information pertains to ALL parties involved.

Q - When is it NOT ok to use reply all?
A - MOST OF THE TIME. If you are sent a mass email (hypothetically speaking from sporting leagues or school groups etc) and you do NOT personally know all those who receive the email, reply all should NEVER be an option. If the email (hypothetically of course) was asking for volunteers for something, then you should ONLY reply to the sender NOT the whole group, no one else cares if you want to set up, clean up, or provide fabulous spatulas. If the email (again hypothetically) is about oh say picture day for some sort of sport, but then you REPLY ALL and ask questions, or given information that is IN NO way related to the original email, then reply all should NOT be used.


So get out there my friends and email! (just pick one person at a time though)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Because I take my job as a little sister VERY seriously!

Even though I have had many names/titles in my life;

"Amy"
"Dennis and Lynne's daughter"
"Eagle's wife"
"______'s mom"
"teacher"
"coach"
"hey you"
"$^&^#*^"


Deep in my heart of heart's I will ALWAYS be "Jacob's little sister" , and as such will do things like this





for the rest of my life.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Maybe it's just me..

I don't remember Veterans day being on a Tuesday. I thought it was always on a Monday. It has COMPLETELY thrown me off!! I have been flung into "weekend" mode and it's only Tuesday!! Soooooo unfair. Now I have to get up and jump back into the swing of things tomorrow morning, when all I really really want to do is stay in bed. CAN IT BE THANKSGIVING WEEK YET?? I can't wait for the week off. I wish I was smarter so I could homeschool..

Monday, November 10, 2008

Every time I'm about to lose my mind...

When I want to pull my hair out,

Want to scream,

Give up,

Throw myself on the floor and have a tantrum like a two year old..

I just have to stop

take a breath

and think


"dang, they are cute when they are sleeping"

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I coach

Apparently just Dragons...


The odd thing is, I NEVER, until we got Garrett's pictures back yesterday, ever ever realized that I have ONLY coached Dragons...







Saturday, November 8, 2008

Somewhere Angela is twitching..

After reading this fabulous post from my dear friend about the ins and outs of boot shopping/wearing. I was determined to FIND myself some boots. First off I've never been a boot wearer, and would like to change that, they can be quite cute. Secondly, we will be in places of great coldness this Christmas, and need something to warm my tootsies.

So I went to endless to find the "perfect boot", and try as I may, I keep coming back to these ones.

I like them, I REALLY like them.

Friday, November 7, 2008

When I grow up.....

When I grow up I want to be a 12 year old boy.

It must be great to know EVERYTHING there is to know about ANYTHING!
It would be fun to be THAT much smarter than EVERYONE else in your family.
A fore mentioned 12 year old boys knows his mom isn't nearly smart enough to know when he rolls his eyes at everything she says, neglects to finish his homework, or decided not wash his hair in the shower.
If I was a 12 year old boy, I wouldn't have to study ( I already know everything remember) , I get to quiz everyone just to prove my brilliance.
Doing dishes would be beneath me and in need of huge eye rolling.
I could sit around CONVINCED that life is so hard and I have SO much responsibility because I'm expected to keep the top layers of mold cleared from my room, and study for an Algebra test.
Plus if I was a 12 year old boy, the world is my buffet!! Anything not nailed down, even closely resembling a food product would be fair game.

Yes yes when I grow up I want to be a 12 year old boy now THAT'S LIVING!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

I want to wish everyone a HAPPY HOLIDAY!! I'm not talking about Thanksgiving or Christmas here.. but the truly fabulous spectacular holidays that occur everyday, yet go seemingly unnoticed. HOWEVER, now that I have discovered this fabulous list, I plan to start celebrating these holidays as often as I can.

It's a fun fabulous list of random holidays compiled by WHO KNOWS! I love it though.

I was also excited to find out that I was born on "Cotton Candy day!"
However I was married on "Blame Someone else day" hmmmm interesting, but then again my parents were married on "supreme sacrifice day" hehehehe
I also found it interesting that election day fell on " Waiting for the Barbarians" day this year. Odd

Now I am always looking for an excuse to have some fun, and possibly a spirit or two. So if you ever need a reason to celebrate, might I suggest you head on over to this handy little list, where you can discover fabulous holidays like .. "National Nothing Day", "Ice Cream and Violins day", "festival of popular delusions day", or today which happens to be "marooned without a compass day" arrg!

Other days in my family that I took note of..
My children's birthdays fall on;
Connor- "Chocolate Chip day"
Paige- "Personality day" (umm yah!)
Tanner - "mole day" not sure what to make of that one.
Garrett - "Chocolate Milk Shake day"

Daniel's birthday falls on "National radio day", I'm sure they meant TALK radio day! :)
my brother's birthday is on "Play God day". (and that's all I'm gonna say about THAT!) :)

So don't be surprised if you hear a hearty "HAPPY ABSURDITY DAY!" from me, or receive something chocolate covered on December 16, and for you San Diegans, you might just wake up to a surprise on your porch come August 8th. I am however having a hard time finding the right outfit to wear for "The festival for the souls of dead whales".


SO HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! GET OUT THERE AND CELEBRATE!!
(cake and ice cream optional)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sitting out

As much as it pains me, I do believe that I will be sitting out the breast cancer 3-day this year. It seriously hurts my heart that I can't participate this year, but it looks like I will be taking the year off.

Despite my best efforts, I have raised a whopping 65$. Unfortunately each walker HAS TO raise 2,200$ in order to walk. Beings that I am no where near that and only a few weeks away from the walk, it's not looking good.

As much as it saddens me to miss it, I will be their as much as I can cheering on my friends Laurie and Dawna. My new (someday I will meet you in person) friends, "Walkers for Knockers", and ALL the amazing women and men who will be out there walking 60 miles, so that maybe one day we can rid the world of this horrible disease.









Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Coming out of the political closet..

In general I am not much of a "campaigner". I chose who I think the best candidate for the task at hand is and vote accordingly. I generally avoid big political conversations. I'm not much of the button toting, shirt wearing, bumper sticker showing, sign waving type. This year however, a candidate invoked in me the courage and willingness to step out, and speak out on their behalf. So I am wearing promotion of this candidate with pride.

A candidate that I know is moral, has integrity, is honest, and about the cutest things this side of the Mississippi.







Yeah.. I'm gonna say it too....

Today is a busy day for me. I have to get the kids to school, I have a boy who is a little under the weather. I have doctors appointments, commitments to the bread ministry, my house is a mess! I really should rent a steam cleaner! The dog needs to get his shots, I have so may things I have just GOT TO GET DONE today!

First though, I'm going to VOTE! YOU need to go vote!
Don't make excuses!
YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!
Let your voice be heard.

If you hate the way things are right now.
If you love the way things are right now.
If your worried about finances, your children's education, health care, the planet.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO VOTE!

VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE

Your vote counts, it matters, and it could make all the difference in the world!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Planning for the future

As most of you know, some of the most delightful conversations my children have are in the car. I'm not sure why, but this seems to be the case more often than not.

Sunday on our way to church was no exception...

Paige - "What should I be?"
Me- "for what?"
Paige - "when I grow up"
Me - "you have time"
Paige - " well I am trying to decide where to go to college. It depends on where we live, but SDSU and ASU are both good."
Me - "How do you know that?"
Paige - "google"
Me - " *sigh.. eye roll*
Paige - " So where should I go to college?"
Garrett - "juvie"
Paige - "That's not a College Garrett!!! It's JAIL!"
Garrett - "I know..."

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pulling back vs pulling my hair out

I have always had an aversion to saying "no". For some reason the word "no" has always eluded me. I want to say no.. sometimes I plan to say no, but for one reason or another it always goes something like this..

Random person " Hey Amy, I need you too.... sew, sing, swim, jump through fire, build an arc, paint a master piece with your toes"..

Amy - (thinks - "say no, say no, your too busy you can't, you have other things to do , say no") but Says " sure no problem."

Yesterday I said no.. it felt good. It was something that I KNEW would overwhelm me even more than I already am. Being that I have spent most of October in a continuous panic attack, and steady stream of tears it felt actually good.

I hate HATE HATE letting people down, but realized that I have been letting my family down. I over commit and over commit, and then my kids suffer. That's not fair to them. It's also not fair to the people I am commiting too, that I take on so may things that I do a sub-standard job of whatever was asked of me.


A very wise friend said to me once that our most important and first ministry should always be at home. I need to live by that a little more. I am going to FIRST focus on getting my house cleaned (feel free to come on over and help :) :) ) SECOND spend a lot more time, listening to Paige's stories, helping Connor with homework (and by helping I mean dialing Aunt Katie's number for him), reading to Garrett, playing guitar with Tanner..

So I said "NO".

It may be a continuing trend.

Not to say that I don't LOVE to help and won't mend the occasional skirt or fill in when you sitter flakes, I LIVE for that, but I am learning what's important, and where to put my priorities, and it is REALLY ok to say no, you all still love me. :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

That family that dresses oddly together..

HAPPY HALLOWEEN (a day late). I hope this finds you all as candy bloated as I am. We had a very fun night with

my Rockin Clone Trooper




Batman




A Killer Bee (thanks J)



and last but not least, after much discussion on costumes, my eldest son the
"non descript" hippie.




When Connor decided on the hippie costume.. I knew EXACTLY what he would wear.. it's orange, belled sleeves, and far out embroidery was the perfect choice.

It's not just any shirt though. It's a family tradition....

(and hand sewn by my mom some 40 odd years ago) :)






Nablopomo here we go!!

I have decided to try this whole blog a day for the month of November thing again. It's fun, it's fabulous.. and you all get to read the interesting (or lack there-of) things that happen in my day to day.

I encourage you all to give it a go as well.. it's fabutastic.


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As soon as my brain shifts back into position, and my candy shock wears off, I may have more interesting things to put.. but today...

this is all I got