Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My New Thing - Week 16

This week my New Thing is a 2 for one. Pretty much what I blogged about in my last post, but for official documentation, here is the run down.

There is a great venue here in Birmingham called the Workplay Theater. Lots of concerts and events are held there, and while I've been there before, I had never actually attended a concert there, it's a great place for a show! The 2nd New Thing? Seeing Hottie Vampire Jackson Rathbone (aka Jasper Hale from Twilight) in concert with his band 100 Monkeys. We even got to meet and TOUCH him. I guess that could count as a 3rd thing, huh? It was all in all a great night of New Things!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Encounter with 100 Monkeys

Last night, Jackson Rathbones band 100 Monkeys rolled through town. Me and several friends thought it would be fun to attend. Honestly, and maybe this is bad to say, but I'm really not a fan of their music, it kind of sucks to be brutally honest. I like a couple of songs and they are much better live than on itunes, I really went just to drink and stare at this hot vampire for a couple of hours, in my mind anything else would be gravy.... And good gravy, we had a fantastic time and encounter with Jackson and the band!

It started when one of the security guys, Walter took a liking to us. I'm not really sure why, but he did. Our seats were also really good and he kept going in and out of a door that was right behind us. He came over and was talking to us about the music, we told him we were there for Jackson not the music... He laughed and said "You know he's right behind that door..." We kind of played along, not really sure what to believe, we told him to bring him out, he disappeared through the door and came back with Jackson! Holy Crap, we couldn't believe it, Jackson snuck out, introduced himself, asked our names, shook our hands and snuck back through the door. Girls started squealing and we felt special, I won't lie.

As I mentioned the show was actually good. Jackson threw several looks our way and accomodated us taking his picture while he was on stage. We decided to buy the band some shots (Alabama Slammers, of course) and our Security guy Walter, said he would get them to the band and tell them they were from us... He did. Did I mention that Walter rocks?

After the show we were able to meet all of them, got our shirts signed and they thanked us for the shots, and said they were very "effective." Really cute Mohawk guy even texted RandomMommy from my phone since she had to leave early -

I can't say enough about how sweet these guys are, even if you don't like the music, check them out if they come to your city, it's really a fun show to see..

Here's cutie patootie Jackson in the pics I was able to get...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Thing - Week 15

In the spirit of “Green Month” I have switched the Twinlets over to Seventh Generation chlorine free diapers. I love them! I’ve tried another brand before that didn’t work out too well, but I have fallen in love with these and plan to keep on using them. They don’t even leak overnight!! They are a little more expensive but now that we don’t go through quite so many diapers in a day, I can stomach the cost and know that I’m doing a little something to help the environment.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

MASS

I'm guessing that most of my readers are Moms, so I wanted to take a second and ask for your help.

After attending the visitation last week of a 2 year old little girl that was killed after being hit by a neighbors car while they were backing up - several friends and myself were talking about how it should be mandatory that all cars have back up sensors or cameras of some type to help keep this from happening.

We know that this issue is important to Moms everywhere and we need help and numbers across the United States, this is not just a local issue or problem. We have to reach car companies everywhere and we need your help. Even if you don't have time to devote to researching or petitioning, we can use you has a number.

Our group is called MASS - Mothers Are So Strong. This group is an advocacy group for children, and for all Moms, relatives and friends of children. Our first mission, and the reason we came to be, is to create a bill requiring all vehicles on the road to be equipped with rear obstacle sensors.

There is current legislation on this issue and we have the names of groups and Senators that have been involved in passing this along.. Let's join forces and push this issue.

You can get all of the info my joining our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=112009675500305&ref=ss

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Slept Holding Her Hand...

A lot of people that read this blog know the family or have heard about the accident in the news. On Sunday a sweet friend that I met through our local Mommies Group lost her 2 year old little girl in a tragic accident.

I have not been able to stop thinking about this family. When you are a Mom, things like this hit home more than ever before. My heart goes out to this family and all of those involved.

Sunday night after I heard the news, all I wanted to do was hug my girls. I let the Munchkin sleep in our bed, and I fell asleep holding her hand. Life is precious, it is short and it is unpredictable.

If you pray, please pray for this family, if you don't pray, send all of the positive vibes and good thoughts you have, tomorrow they will bury their little girl and will need all of the strength they can get.

A Facebook page has been set up for people to help the family. If you have time or the resources please consider this family...

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/note.php?note_id=412761333618&id=642978383

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Thing - Week 14

For this week, my new thing was that I purchased and wore an animal print dress.

This may not seem like a big deal to most, but I don't do animal prints. Shirts, shoes, pants, dresses, even purses, I have always steered clear of them, thinking they actually look better on the animal rather than a bag or clothes. It just hasn't been my style.

I was out shopping and saw this really cute dress, and it was an animal print. I loved the style and it fit, so I bought it. I'm happy with it, I just don't foresee making a habit of turning my closet into a wearable zoo, but I guess one dress does not a zoo make. Rawr!

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

My Easter Cuties

Hunting eggs this year was fun. The Twinlets are now old enough to participate and "get it" so it made for some great family fun!







Tuesday, April 06, 2010

New Things - Week 13

First of all I can't believe I haven't posted in an entire week, I've had so many ideas for posts, I could have sworn I put them here... Hmmm!

This week, I saw a new movie.. We were bored on Saturday, my husband was vegging out on Basketball so I loaded up the 4 year old and we went to see "How to Train your Dragon." This movie was EXCELLENT!! I highly suggest seeing it in the theater, in 3D - I don't normally like 3D, but I think I might have enjoyed this movie more than the 4 year olds.

For more New Things or if you’d like to participate in 52 new things along with BirminghamMommy and many others – please join in by posting your new thing to your blog, facebook or on twitter (use #52newthings) – Also, you can head over to www.willblogforshoes.com to link up every Thursday!