Thursday, January 03, 2008


For those who missed out on the much anticipated holiday card/letter from "insanemommy"here are some of the cast of character's in our real life drama.
Abbey smiling after *gasp* kissing Barney...... ewwww.
The girls are no longer Chucke-Cheese Virgins. From Katie's expression you can see what she thought of the experience. Truly the worst food ever, but they girls had fun.
"Fashion designer"??? No, just tights on her head.

Don't leave Uncle Dex. We love you.

Ahhh, Uncle Rock spoiling the grimlins....
"I said potty Mickey"!

"Miss World Diaper Genie"

"I am smiling mommy""I see it too"......

"Aaaaah, it's beautiful" Our friends uncle made a replica doll house of their home! Gorgeous.
"Here I come"

"can we help"?

"Who's it from Abbey"?

"Cousin Lilly and the girls"

"Too cute for words"

As 2007 closes, the lastbottle glass of champagne is guzzled sipped, cookies devoured and 10+ extra pounds languishing on my body like a well fit wet suit, I feel born again. Alive. Yes, true I am filled with an excitement of what 2008 will bring but if the grand finale (easy does it...hold on I'll get there....) of 2007 is any hint of what's to come, it's going to be a good no great year! This was a magical year for our girls. They drank it up like little drunks begging for more. And to really confuse(have you ever heard a jew explain the meaning of Christmas--something about magic and "the chosen me...) them we celebrated ALL the holidays. Well, except Kwanza and quite frankly the anticipation of lifting yet another glass for one more toast, well I was toast. But, man, oh man where did the year go?! As I muse about what I was doing two years ago I had no idea! "Life is like a box of chocolates, you just never know what you're going to get". Nothing in the world could have prepared me for the love that consumes me every single day for the "little people". Damn, it is so good. You'll see. And they're so cute. Really, really cute.

Fh I embarked upon our own holiday traditions this year with verve. For most it's this or this or lastly this. But not us. No, we sat spell bound as Bruce Almighty, Ratatouille, Polar Express and one of my all time favorites Christmas Vacation came to life on the big screen. Right on que I sobbed through all of them. They did have a message. They did. Although not customary for some this would become the birth of our family traditions even if a bit unconventional. We do march to a different beat and mommas not ashamed to express her crazy self. And unlike the
masses some we were lucky to escape the commotion of him. It just hasn't registered with "the little people" yet. I want it to be "magical" always.

Since rolling into D.C. six years ago we have been lucky craved the holiday hoopla with the kin folk. But none of the "crazies" live in the area so on a fluke I enticed my youngest sister who lives 12 states away (not really, only four) to spend Thanksgiving with the craziest of all. Me and my entourages. I was shocked pleasantly surprised when she eagerly squealed "yes"! Big, big fun and lots of laughs. Even if they didn't have a passion for our chosen brew. This would be their first time to our nations capital. Virgins. Fh's sister and her partner surprised us and flew in from "Hotlanta" to meet the little girly girls. They were on their best behaviour and fooled Auntie Jill, and Auntie Kimmie into believing they were purrrr-fect. The little demon's had cast their spell on them. They were intoxicating! Of course "The Nana" (what we do without "The Nana"?) continue to make her bi-monthly visits. There's no stopping her. And to ring in the New Year one of my dearest and longest friends (20+years) and the love of his life were with us again this year. There's something so stupendous and mystical about having those you love close during such a special time of the year. RW and "The Dex" fly in no matter where they are residing. I love those guys so much. They're so easy. Well, RW is really easy, I was ableseduce to press him into investing in a case of my children's future. It wasn't that difficult after inhaling bottle after bottle with each a little better than the last. Lol. But before the festivities could begin I would spend New Years Eve chained to my desk on the phone with two (yes, this is my big news) potential buyers. Big, big deals. In the ninth hour we would come to an agreement on both deals. And I would discover via e-mail from the big bass that there was an added bonus for me! I don't know if it were the fact that I was so tired or just wanted to get home with my loved ones but when the accepted I hung up the phone and sobbed. I called fh and could hear him smiling all the way to California. I arrived home to a gala and very cheerful group. Someone had already started without me.... We feasted on succulent veal marsala, wine and champagne. Yep, I made the dinner too. RW's exact words were "You have talent my dear". Lol..... Maybe that's my sign.....I have been searching for something.

P.S. And in the event I haven't told you lately, I heart you all. When I started this blogging business last March I had no idea the friendships that would blossom from this space. I was in need of an outlet to escape. To vent. To reach out to other's who were just like me. This has become far more than that. Some of you I have had the pleasure of knowing close and personal and some through "cyber" world. At any rate you're all so real to me and I'm glad you're all in my life. I know she has her cast of characters, but I've always though of my life as a real life drama to this sequel. RW and I are Will and Grace. Aren't we baby?! And some days I'm Karen too. OK, so now you know it. I've got a split personality......

Happy New Year to you all may 2008 be your year!


Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy New Year girly...
I have missed you...
As I see in the pictures... I can see why..
Those two are amazing..
And you said you had BIG NEWS...Well
I am sooo glad you got not one but both deals..
I know you can do ANYTHING...You are amazing and have inspired me throught thick and thin...
I hope to meet you one day in person..
You will always hold a special place in my heart..
HUGS to you girly..
Here is to 2008...

LaLa said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!!! Looking forward to sharing 2008 with you : )

Sophie's Mom said...

I enjoyed your post. Congrats on the 2 big deals, no surprise since you're a 'big deal' yourself!

Your girls are gorgeous, but you knew that. I love your blog as usual.


Beverly said...

I am exhausted just reading your update.

Congrats on the big deal going through.


Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Such cuties... you could very easily fall in love with them... take care... happy 2008

crazylady said...

Ahem, a little socially late to the partay and full disclosure of details to us nosy freaks.
The photos of MY girls never cease to amaze me with the cheese smile that just melts Auntie Sen's heart.
You have some beauty pageant queens over there, but don't tell them. I like them as the humble divas they are.
I am so honored to continue my saga with you, in trust and companionship for another year.
I salute you my dear friend. You are not in my cast of characters, because you help write my script!
Cheers to another year of leg shots !
And are K and A STILL in their cribs? Are you greasing the rails? Cage on top? WTH?

Jewels of My Heart said...

I heart you too.........
Have I told you lately how incredably beautiful your babies are?!?! They are so precious, you just want to hug them and kiss them and tell them they are so wonderful!
Congratulations on your deals!!!!! WooHoo! I know what a relief it must have been for you.... No Worries Baby! Everything will work out... somehow it always does... praise the Lord!
I love all of the photos of your little baby loves.
Big Hug Friend... (you know, we really don't live THAT far apart. One day we must get together.

Diana said...

I was thinking the same thing as the Crazy Lady....WTF??? Still in the cribs? I must post pics of our new "big girl beds", not pretty but functional and much easier.
Regardless of the cribs, those 2 beauts would look precious snoozing anywhere.

Danielle said...

Found you through Lori. Your girls are ADORABLE. I'm sure you hear that all the time, but they really are so that's probably why...

Happy New Year.

redmaryjanes said...

I just love seeing your girls. They are so cute. Congrats on your BIG deals little miss Saleswoman Extraordinaire! The Big Boss should give you a bonus!!

cougchick said...

Back from the Dead and sendin' some lovin'......details to follow. Too tired and haven't fully recovered from NYE.

Smooches Honey!

Steffie B. said...

Loved all the details....the girls are just so precious. I heart you too....I'm so thankful to have found you! You bring me laughter and tears....and good ol' smut when I need it!
Here's to 2008 girl.....

Our Red Thread Journey said...

Thanks for the comments. Your Christmas card was just beautiful this year. 2008 came in with the hard news that the CCAA only matched 6 days of dossiers this past month. With a LID of 4/25/06, it appears that we still have a long wait ahead of us.

Hope 2008 is the best ever for y'all!

kerri said...

Happy New Year to a lady I love to read and share with. You keep it real, no crap allowed, I love your humour. I enjoy coming to visit to see your beauiful girls, they are growing before our eyes.
So as we entered a new year I wish you many blessings, well deserved. Xo
Now about the cribs,LOL.??

The Waters said...

Happy New Year!!! I hope you have a great 2008 with your gorgeous girls!


E. said...

Hooray for your deals and your fantastic end of the year dealings. Sounds like so much fun. Your girls' uncles are hotties. Glad I read your post twice to understand they are unavailable before requesting their phone numbers ;)
That girls are absolutely adorable... but you already know that!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Your rockin' it mama. Way to go on the big deals. Love the Christmas card, the panties on the head, Miss World Diaper Genie, the adorable Christmas dresses, your FAB home and last but not least, Mickey on the bowl. Here's to a great 2008!


maia said...

Awwwwwwwwww...awesome pictures! Wishing you guys and your terrible twosome a beautiful 2008!!
ps - the secret of my MIL's whipped sweet potatoes is that they were purchased pre-made from a gourmet store. That's the joke. She was mortified that I caught her serving something she hadn't created with her own two hands...even though that was the ONLY thing that was pre-made, and she's serving a family of 12 these days. Sheesh.

Lauren and Ed said...

I so enjoyed viewing all of your holiday photos. Those twins are so adorably beautiful and cute. They are growing up way too fast!Happy new year too you too. I will keep you updated with my allergy results, but I am really hoping it is just the viral hives.

jennifer said...

What a great ending to the year!! I am so excited for you. The pictures of the girls are adorable, as always. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I really appreciate you, and am so glad I found you in the crazy cyber world!

How 'bout dem tigers!!!!!!

AZMom said...

Your girls are too cute for words!! My China girl is now 8 and I also have 5 year old son born in S. Korea. I found your blog from Jazzie and Talia's blog.

Thanks for letting me peak into your life. I really wanted twins from China but I wouldn't trade my daughter for the world!