Thursday, May 21, 2009

My vote went to Danny

Okay, yes, I admit that I followed American Idol this season. It was my toddler's favorite show besides Mickey Mouse, and it was recorded, so we got to zoom by the commercials, which was a plus. My favorite contestant was Danny Gokey. He just seemed like a fun kid you would know from youth group, and he had a lot of character in his voice. Danny's a worship leader from Milwaukee who's wife recently passed away of a heart condition (check out, a non-profit organization he founded in her honor). He made it to the top three, but Paula picked a really bad song for him, and the other guys were just really good, so alas, Danny didn't make it to finals. Sad. So while my parents were voting for Adam (my Mom voted 200 times), and my husband was voting for Kris (sorry love, hope that doesn't ruin your reputation), I decided to forgo the texting and not vote at all. I liked Kris' style and thought Adam was amazingly talented, but as a disheartened Gokey fan, it didn't really matter which of the two won. Did any of you vote?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Currently Reading...

Haven't written in a week due to this crazy flu thing. The kiddos haven't gotten it thank God, but Nathan and I have had a groggy week. I got this book from the local library recently. Don't worry if you're not pregnant, it has a lot of useful info on everyday healthy living. One fun site it recommends is Not Too Pretty, where you can view a "comprehensive listing of popular cosmetics and fragrances, and a grading system on their toxicity levels." Clicking around the site I found a parent's buying guide to children's personal care products. Aren't you curious?

Thursday, May 14, 2009


If you find yourself waking up in the morning with bangs, don't panic. You may just have a nocturnal newborn and a rambunctious toddler under your care, and for this reason (these reasons?), you simply weren't thinking clearly at two o'clock in the morning. If you had been, you would have definitely put the scissors down because you would have remembered that you simply do not look good with bangs.