Monday, October 26, 2009

I must be magic.

I turn my back for one minute...

... and apparently time turns back, too.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A-Visiting We Go!

So, a few months ago, my Grandma had a few health scares. When I realized that I hadn't been back to Illinois to see her since 1997 (I am not a terrible granddaughter... I have seen her on several occasions since then, I just haven't been back east since then. I'm only almost terrible.) I booked a flight and Mason and I, in the company of my sisters and brother, were off on Grandmapalooza Tour, 2009!

Here are the highlights:

Sami and Brandon, modeling Grandma's latest garage sale finds.
She's always super generous!

Does anyone remember that scene in Willy Wonka with the lickable wallpaper?
Seriously, actually, licked this when I was seven.

Mason, waiting for our plane in St. Louis. I do think that he was as confused as he looks...

Other accomplishments:

-Eating 1 pint + 1 quart (I can't add those two measurements. Stupid metric system.) of Krekels Lemon Custard in 36 hours.

-Sniffing the air inside ALDI. Weird? I just may be.

-Nursing Mason for 3+ hours on a plane. Quite literally. (Did I use it right, Jana?)

Yeah. So, 2 full days in Illinois, and these are all the pictures that I got. Hmm. I just might be a terrible granddaughter after all. At least I've got my memories...

And the winner is...?

So, I am entirely stumped. I have been meaning to post a winner, but I have some issues. Namely these:

1. Most people that commented did not post this on their blog or let me know that they e-mailed friends. Hmm. Did you mean to enter??

2. I only got one funny response! I confess myself disappointed. This funny response I received via e-mail and my first issue applies.

So, I have narrowed the winner's circle to these and if y'all will help me pick a winner...

1. Melissa: Indicated a design dilemma and a need for free vinyl.

2. Maggie: The sole individual to post on her blog. If we're being fair, she won by a landslide.

3. Morgan: THE funny response. Morgan says:

"Here's an even better entry.....I like all the sayings and stuff and I've seen it in people's homes. We're finally in a position to look for a new home of our very own! (yes, I know, exciting) and I will finally be able to put a sign on my door that says "take your freak'n shoes off and don't get sh** all over my carpet" (in one way or another of course.) and maybe even put something pretty with our wedding and family pictures on our wall. :) So thanks for hosting the contest. :)"

Crass? Yes. Did it make me giggle for the rest of the day? Yes.

Please leave a comment and vote for your favorite.