Meme Monday

March 31st, 2008 Melanie Posted in Meme Monday 14 Comments »

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This was an easy week for me.  First I was tagged by Saralynn with the book meme.

Here are the rules:

Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
Open the book to page 123.
Find the 5th sentence.
Post the next 3 sentences.
Tag 5 people.

This was actually a little difficult for me- finding a book near me that has 123 pages.  In the past I would have had lots of books nearby with lots of pages in them.  But since I’m busy with Hailey and reading her the kind of books she likes I don’t read much for myself anymore (unless you count all of the blogs I read). 

I am reading a book right now that I am supposed to be doing a review for on my blog, so that is the only book I have right now that isn’t meant for a toddler.  The name of the book is “Dadditude” and it by Philip Lerman.  It’s really good, but I’ll write about that when I do my actual review.

Anyhoo- all of that to say this- pg. 123, find the 5th sentence and post the next 3 sentences- so here they are:

“You woke up again at 3 a.m., and started crying inconsolably, and I didn’t know what to do.  I held you and rocked you and sang to you, and you screamed and you screamed and you screamed.  I almost went and got your mom.”

So that was that- and you’ll be hearing more about this book when I do my review on it- but let me just say again- it is good.  Really good.


Next up, I received an award.  During the month of March there was this contest being held by Bluedreamer to find the top 5 hottest blogs.  Several of my bloggy friends nominated me for the award- so I won spot number 3.  Woo Hoo!  Thanks to everyone who picked me.


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Meme Monday

March 26th, 2008 Melanie Posted in Meme Monday 13 Comments »

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Welcome to another round of Meme Monday!  What’s Meme Monday?  Click here for more information. 

First up this week is a tag I got from Liza several weeks ago.

Message In A Bottle Meme
1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle.
2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic below

3. Use a graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture.
4. Post the Message In a Bottle meme and your creation on your blog along with these rules.
5. Tag a minimum of 5 bloggers – or your entire blogroll – to do the same. Notify them of the tag.
Your virtual bottle will remain afloat in the blogosphere ocean for all blogernity (That’s a Mimism for blog + eternity.)

 Here’s mine:

Livin’ With Me

Feel free to play along if you want to.  Let me know if you do so I can check yours out.


Then I was tagged by Denise a couple of weeks ago to do the seven random things meme.

Here are the rules:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged

So, here’s mine:
1. My favorite color is blue.
2. My favorite TV show is The Office.
3. My favorite food is lasagna.
4. My favorite ice cream is chocolate peanut butter cup.
5. My favorite kind of music is country.
6. My favorite vacation spot is Disney World.
7. My favorite computer game is The Sims- which I no longer have time to play because I am much too busy blogging.

Once again- feel free to play along if you want to.


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Meme Monday

March 17th, 2008 Melanie Posted in Meme Monday 20 Comments »

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Here are my memes for this week:

First, from Kristen at We Are THAT Family :

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago:
I was in college studying elementary education and working part time at a day care center with toddlers.  Fun times.

5 Things on my To Do List today:
rotate Hailey’s toys
put laundry away
clean the kitchen.

Snacks I Enjoy
chocolate chip cookies (Chip’s Ahoy)
peanut M&M’s
pretty much anything that is sweet

Things I would do if I were a Billionaire:
Move away from the place where we live because we don’t want to be here.
Give money to our families.
Give money to help sick children.
And of course- buy Rich a boat.

3 of my Bad Habits:
too much time on the computer
not enough time exercising
snacking while on the computer

5 places I have lived:
The town where I grew up
The town where I went to college
The town where I lived after we got married
The town where we bought our first house
The town we live in now

5 Jobs I have had:
Day care
Cashier at a drug store
Worked for a phone company
Director of a day care center
Pre-kindergarten teacher


Next, I was tagged by Pam and NuttyGal for this one:



1. Simply choose five blogs you want to be included in your “top five list”.
2. Give a short line or explanation why you put them on your list. One explanation for each blog.
3. Now tag as many blogs as you want. You can also tag those blogs you have listed in your TOP FIVE….you can also put your own blog in your list if you want.
4. For those who have been tagged, you can also vote for a blog that has been nominated already (besides, this is what this meme is intended for, to know how many bloggers will nominate your blog)
Submitted blogs will be the only one to be included in the tally
6. Remember: Submissions of entries starts from MARCH 1 2008 to MARCH 25 2008 and top five hottest blog winners will be announced on MARCH 29 2008
7. Enjoy listing your top five!!!

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So, here are my top five picks:

  1. Pam at Random Thoughts- Pam has an awesome blog where she talks about anything and everything that goes on in her life.  She is so open about her thoughts and feelings and her posts often reflect the same feelings I have as a wife and mommy.
  2. Nutty Gal at Nutty Gal’s Waffles- Nutty Gal blogs about her life as a single mom to her 6 month old baby girl and talks about her day to day life.  She always has something fun going on at her blog!
  3. Sharon at Sit With Me Awhile- Sharon always has some amazing spiritual advice.  I know I can usually get a good devotional when I visit her blog.
  4. Regina at Regina’s Family Seasons- Long, long ago I saw Regina everyday at this terrible little place called work.  I learned more from working with her than I did in all of my years in college and working with her made the days fun… well as fun as they could be considering our circumstances.  So, now we keep in touch through blogging and she has an amazing blog!
  5. Zamejias at MakiMeji- Zamejias has a lovely blog where she talks about her day to day life.  She always adds a bit of humor and I know I can count a smile when I visit her.

Okay- that was really hard.  It took me a really long time to pick 5 people because I really love everyone on my blogroll.  I don’t want to make anyone feel bad by not including them so this was really hard for me to pick just five.  But, I had to follow the rules on this one.  And I’m tagging the people I picked for my top five, except of course the ones who have already done it.

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Meme Monday

March 10th, 2008 Melanie Posted in Hailey, Meme Monday 16 Comments »

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It’s already Monday again and time for another round of Meme Monday.  Anyone can participate in the fun- you can get more information about what Meme Monday is by clicking here.

I was tagged a bunch of times again this week, but I’m only going to post two of them today.  I get overwhelmed if I have to do more than two in one day.


My first tag was from Pam for this really hard meme.  She did such a good job when she posted her answers that I had to wait a few weeks before posting mine.  Hopefully you’ve all forgotten by now how good her answers were.

5 things I want my kids to know:

  • I will love you and accept you no matter what- even when you make choices that are wrong that will not change that I love you unconditionally.
  • None of us are perfect, it’s okay to make mistakes.
  • Who you are on the inside is what matters- if you are beautiful on the inside you will be beautiful on the outside too.
  • You can come to me with anything- no matter what or when I want you to know that you can tell me absolutely anything.
  • While I love you more than you can possibly know- God loves you even more than that.  That is even hard for me to comprehend.

5 things you want to tell your children when they are grown up:

  • You are worth it all- worth everything we went through trying to conceive you, worth all the sleepless nights and worth all of the worry, the tears, the pain- just worth it all.
  • Do what makes you happy.  Money doesn’t matter if you are unhappy.
  • Now that you are an adult- we can be friends, best friends I hope.  When you were a child my job was to be your mom, not your friend.
  • Have respect for everyone.  Remember Matthew 25:40- The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
  • Don’t forget to call your mother.  At least once a day.

5 things you want to tell your child before you die:

  • Someday I will be gone, but God will always be there for you.
  • I did my best and gave you everything I possibly could.
  • You brought me more joy and happiness that you can ever know.
  • I loved going to Disney World just as much as you did.
  • I will be waiting for you in Heaven.

5 things you want your child to know before she dies:

  • What it feels like to fall in love.
  • The wonderful feeling of marrying the right man.
  • What it feels like to have and love her own children, with the man she fell in love with and married.
  • True happiness
  • That she is a Christian and that she will be spending eternity in Heaven.

That was probably one of the hardest meme’s I’ve done, but I’m glad I did it and I actually kind of like my answers.  If you haven’t done this one yet and you have children then consider yourself tagged- really you should do it.


My next tag is from Chuck to do the desk top meme.

Here’s how to play:

- Capture a picture of your computer’s desktop.
- Post it on your blog along with a link to who tagged you.
- Tag some people.

So, here is my desktop.

Livin’ With Me

As you can see I don’t like to have any icons on my desktop- it just seems too cluttered to me.  If you remember back when I did this meme in September I was sharing a laptop with Rich- take a look and see how it looked back then.  I think it looks so much better now that I have my own laptop.  Now if I could just find a way to get rid of that silly Recycling bin I’d be all set.

If you want to play along with the desktop meme- then consider yourself tagged.


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