Thursday, April 30, 2009


So I did it, I downloaded the TweetDeck.

I swore I wasn't going to do it and I did.

Up until now I have just been using Twitter to mostly enter giveaways....hang on I just got a tweet notification.....I'm back, it was Valerie @ Sweeps4Bloggers, she is the one to follow if you like giveaways! I just can't keep up with her!

So...where was I? Oh yes, TweetDeck...I really got into Twitter when Stellan was so sick, it was the only way to keep up to date on the very latest from MckMamma. Can I just say how ecstatic I was when Stellan went home this week! Yea MckFamily!!

Then, the bad thing happened...they blocked Twitter at work! Can you believe it?? They actually wanted me to well work when I was at work. Never fear, I found a way around that! I just popped the TwitterGadget into my iGoogle page and all was well. The great thing is at work the only link they think I am looking at is Google (I am so bad).

Tonight, I stepped over the Twitter line, I actually did an @ reply. My first, are you proud?

I read a post not too many months ago about one blogger's hesitation to join Twitter. Fiona who said "I am going to face my fears, and I am going to explore the bird. There must be something there if millions of folk are twittering each day. I go forth with trepidation.. wish me luck". Can I steal your words Fiona? Oh wait I just did.
Well, here is me jumping in as well, so if you get an @Tweet from me, please be patient with me and possibly answer me and remember, I am new to this. Must go now and figure out how to put that cute "Follow me on Twitter" bird on my blog.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Winners!

My latest giveaway win came today and it has been one of the kid's favorites! They look forward to the mail coming even more than I do now.
Thanks to Amy at Coffee With The Mrs. who sponsered this great Live giveaway, it was so much fun!
Happy Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday ~Not Too Far

Take me back not to far this week, to December 2004

Must state a small fact here, I need to buy a printer! Mine is broken and won't scan or print! So this week I am giving you Yes, this is what I look like. I don't even remember someone (probably my father) taking a picture of me, but it is actually a good one.

Want to join in on Take Me Back Tuesday? Just visit Kari at A Giveaway Addicted Mommy!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Relationships

This one is for my friends, who sometimes have a tough ride together. It was a nice reminder to me as well to take care of my wonderful relationship with my Husband!


The objective of two lovers is almost always the same; to find meaning in their individual lives and in their life together. ~ Paul Pearsall

Never, never is it possible to reach someone if you become angry or bitter only love and gentleness can do it. Maybe not this time but maybe the next or the hundredth time. ~ Cesar Chavez

Whether you're married or not, whether you have a boyfriend or not, there is no real security except for whatever you build inside yourself. ~ Gilda Radner

Intimacy requires an ability to both merge and be separate, to come together and be apart, like oscillating on a giant swing from oneness to separateness, creating a constant rhythm. ~ Charlotte Kasl

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. ~ Alexandria Penney

"Wherever you are, I am there also." ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven

What is the beginning? Love. What is the course. Love still. What is the goal. The goal is love. ~ Christina Rossetti

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in / my heart) i am never without it ~ e.e. cummings

Want to play along or read more great quotes? Visit A Daily Dose of Toni for more Quotable Sunday!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Happy Birthday Baby!

My Angel turns 5 tommorow! Where did the time go?


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday ~Bikers

Take Me Back to?? Guessing about 11 years ago December 1997.

Mom is right, put the dates on pictures!
Do you miss the days before children? Sometimes I do. This is from a bike run in December somewhere around 1997, so it was a toy run. The bikers all bring toys to donate to Salvation Army to give to kids in the area for Christmas.
You also get a nice little fact about me, yes, we are bikers. I'm not sure it still counts in my case as I haven't been on a bike in probably 10 years. My hubby still rides and still does the Sturgis Rally every August. Sometimes I miss those day a lot! But the kids are so worth not being able to go on bike runs anymore.

Want to play? Please visit Kari at A Giveaway Addicted Mommy to For Take Me Back Tuesday!


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Dreams

Happy Quotable Sunday Everyone! Today's theme is dreams!
Thanks to A Daily Dose of Toni for hosting this great MeMe!


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to chase your dreams, no matter what. The impossible just takes a little longer. One stroke at a time, one step at a time, the impossible is easy to achieve. ~ Tori Murden

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. ~ Langsston Hughes

Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer, too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: Impossible. ~ Robert H. Schuller

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. ~ Janos Arany

It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dreams come true. ~ Roger Ward Babson

Have you seen Susan Boyle yet? An amazing lady who is chasing her dream to sing. Forewarning, the video is quite long (about 10 minutes) but worth every minute!

Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent
Uploaded by dwarthy

Now go visit Toni for more Quotable Sunday!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

I'm Tired of...

One week ago tonight we had a fire at my work. While nothing about a fire is positive the good news is that no one was hurt, everyone got out of the building without any problems, and we did not lose our entire fleet of buses. Yes, buses. I work at a bus garage, a transit agency if you will. The fire broke out in the engine of one bus and caught the one behind it on fire. Since this was at about 5:30 at night staff on the premises was minimal and buses in the garage few. We were very lucky. Here is a link to our local newspaper's story (picture of 1 bus included). 2 city buses destroyed in fire

I do not want to post a direct picture of this because I can't deal with looking at it every time I load my blog.

I am tired...
  1. I am tired of looking at pictures of the aftermath of this fire

  2. I am so tired of the smell from this fire.

  3. I am tired of the fact that I was the only one that could help the fire restoration company do a complete inventory of all of the items in the garage at the time of this fire.

  4. I am tired of the smell from this fire.

  5. I am tired of black walls, black floors, black ceilings and black footprints.

  6. I am tired of there being up to 15 strangers in our office at any given time looking for people I can't find and answers I don't have.

  7. I am tired of talking about this fire.

  8. Did I mention I am tired of the smell from this fire?

Thank you for listening to my vent. I do realize how lucky we were that no one was hurt and that the damage was not worse that it was. But as you can see, it has been a long week and well, I am tired.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I bet whoever set up this sign did not make the commuters happy!
Happy Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday

Take me back to May 20, 1995

I can't believe how young we looked!

Want to play? Please visit Kari at A Giveaway Addicted Mommy to For Take Me Back Tuesday!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Happiness

Happy Easter everyone and welcome to Quotable Sunday! Thanks to A Daily Dose of Toni for hosting this great MeMe!

This week's theme here at A Day With Two is Happiness. Here are the kid dying eggs for Easter, nothing makes me happier than my family, they are truly a blessing.

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within. ~ Horace Friess

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. ~ Dave Gardner

Happiness is not perfected until it is shared. ~Jane Porter

Happiness is a perfume you can't pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~Allan K. Chalmers

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go and you learn at once how big and precious it is. ~Maxim Gorky

Now go visit Toni for more Quotable Sunday!


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

On the way to the Flea Market last Friday. Followed by 6 inches of snow on Saturday. Ah Colorado!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday -Comparisons

Come on now! You know you want to play! Please visit Kari at A Giveaway Addicted Mommy to For Take Me Back Tuesday!

This week we feature the big wide world of "Who Does Your Child Look Like"? The first picture is of hubby when he was young. (This is my "Take Me Back") I say young because I don't know exactly when this picture was taken. (When your Mom says write the date on the back of pictures she is right)! We are guessing about 15 months.

Everyone says that our boy "Cutie Bug" looks like hubby, and our girl "Angel" looks like me. So please let me know what you think!

Hubby at about 15 months

Angel at 27 months

Cutie Bug at 18 months

Mommy - ageless, Cutie Bug 18 months

Cutie Bug 6 months
Opinions welcome Please!!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Athletes

I came across a great quote on my iGoogle page this week from Tommy Lasorda of all people, so today I thought I would look for quotes from famous athletes or coaches.

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." ~Tommy Lasorda

"If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives." ~Vince Lombardi

"Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit." ~Bear Bryant

"There is only one person who can define success life—and that’s you". ~ Michael Jordan

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it". ~Michael Jordan

Looking for a good place for quotes? I love this cute site: Daily Celebrations

Want to play along or read more great quotes hop over to


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Crayola Giveaway - Awesome, Huge, Check it out!

If your are a Crayola fan you must check out this giveaway over at I never Grew Up

Want a second chance? Rockin Mama has a giveaway for your Little Budding Artist too!

There are over $80.00 worth of products for your kiddos including Window Crayons, Sidewalk Crayons, Tub Time Tracers and more!
So go, check it out!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Epson Stylus NX400 - Or Why I Need this Printer

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy is giving away a Epson Stylus NX400

This is a printer/scanner/fax all in one model that features

Black and color text up to 34 ppm 1
2.5-inch LCD to edit and print photos, PC-free
One-touch copying, high-quality scanning
Smudge, water & highlighter resistant prints
Easy color restoration of faded photos
Memory card slots to print PC-free
Individual ink cartridges
Borderless 4x6 photo in as fast as 26 sec 1
Auto Photo Correction
Truly touchable photos with instant dry ink

Why do I need this printer? Well, I have a printer, a nice printer that I got with my Dell computer in 2006, but it has some issues. It uses a lot of ink! I just got a new ink cartridge and guess what, my printer broke. When you turn it on it makes a hideous loud banging noise and then tells me I have something in the carrier path, but I don't. I do know that a small strip fell out of the carrier path, maybe that little strip was more important than I thought?

Now I cannot print (no coupons!) and I cannot scan.

Now A Giveaway Addicted Mommy has started a great new meme called Take Me Back Tuesday. How am I supposed to scan old pictures and put them up on her meme without a scanner?

My last problem? Well we have very limited space for a printer since I lost my coomputer room/office to my last child. So this Epson Stylus NX400 would fit right here into my printer spot on my very small desk in my living room, it would even match my monitor!

So now you see why I so need this printer. So head on over to A Giveaway Addicted Mommy for your chance to win this Epson Stylus NX400. Oh no wait.....Don't go over there, if you do I have less chance to win!!