Monday, March 23, 2009

Mommy Blogger Monday...Meet Marcy...and a special guest...

Hello, Mommy Bloggers!! And HAPPY MONDAY! I am thrilled to introduce you to a NEW Mommy Blogger and because this post came in later than usual, I have a surprise for you at the end. Ladies, please join me in welcoming Marcy, blogging since September 2007!

Dallas, Texas

http://www.ablesantics.blogspot.com/

Marcy is a creative mom of one and substitute teacher who started blogging after visiting her friend's blog. She soon realized a blog would be a good way to keep in touch with distant friends and family but she was soon blessed with new-found friends she never would have met if it weren't for blogging! Don't we know it! Gotta love those virtual friendships!

What is your best MOM memory: When Nicole was in Pre-K, I volunteered up there alot along with my friend Lena, since our daughters were in the same class. It was up to us to teach the kids their 'graduation' dance, which happened to be the Mac Chicken. (picture the macarena meets the chicken dance). Anyway, the day of their graduation came along and all the parents and grandparents are there and the teacher decides to make Lena and I get up there with the kids to dance. At first I thought I'd be embarrased, but then I saw Nicole waving at me and clapping me on while she was dancing and I just remember her adorable face laughing at me, and thinking there wasn't anything cuter in the world. I was so proud of her, my big soon to be Kindergartener! I look back now and she looks so little!!! I felt like crying !

As moms, sometimes I feel that we have lessons to learn each and everyday. Lessons our children teach us or we learn through how we parent. What has been your biggest life lesson?

I know sometimes we get so frustrated that we yell, but make sure it doesn't become habit and you just yell to yell, or because you're having a bad day! We might be having a bad day but by yelling we might ruin someone else's day.

Wow! How many of us have caught ourselves yelling only to realize whatever we were yelling at was not even happening and we had misunderstood the situation? Just me? I am the ONLY one? Oh. Rats!

I've had more embarrassing moments than I can count! And we all know misery loves company, so SPILL IT! What was your most embarrassing moment? First time I wore high heels. My mom bought me a pair of gray heels that went with my new gray skirted outfit. I wore it to Church thinking I was all that when I slipped in the Narthex, fell on my butt, and my skirt rode up to my waist. Then on top of that shame, we went to the grocery store afterwards and as we were walking across the parking lot a guy walking in front of us stopped to look back and commented 'oh , I thought there was a horse clip clopping up behind me'. One guess - do you think I EVER wore those shoes again? Um, yep! Have almost an identical story!

What’s your biggest passion?

Hmm, guess you aren't looking for an answer like my husband or some such. I'd have to say reading. I can't go anywhere without whatever current book I'm reading. Even a 10 min. car trip. Even if we are going to a party, or out to dinner - my book will be in my purse!

Oh, Marcy, you and I could never go on a trip together...reading in the car makes me gag! Utter nausea! We would be a pair, huh?

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Long hot showers, (with or without Chris!) Oooooooo, ladies.....it's gettin' steamy!!! LOL!

If your spouse would agree to let you go on a date with ONE celeb…list your top 3 picks. Tim McGraw, Julian McMahon, and Patrick Swayze

Most of us could say the birth of our children was our greatest achievement. Besides the obvious, what would you say your greatest achievement has been?

Overcame my not wanting to stand out in a crowd and became a Bellydancer. The last time I actually performed though was when Nicole was 3 mos old. Ohhhhh, boy....hot showers, belly dancing....she's making us look bad!

I can't stand small spaces, like when I play hide-and-seek with my kids...you will NEVER find me crawling under any beds...gasp! Doo you have any phobias, Marcy?

Yes. I used to be able to drive over high bridges, like over passes? and now when I approach one my heart starts pounding, and i freak, slow down and look straight ahead - they terrify me! no clue why. I avoid driving over them now if I can and I don't even like being in the car when someone else drives over them.

I have had the joy of knowing Marcy for almost a year, now. Marcy graciously offered to make chemo-caps for kids over on my it's 4 the kids website! I have enjoyed our fun relationship and am so glad I could share her with you!!

Thanks, Marcy!! As always, it was fun "hangin' out!" Now get back to your bellydancing!! :)

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And, as promised, a Mommy Blogging Monday SURPRISE!!

Ladies, we have a MAN in the house today! You may have seen his comments on my posts here and there. He calls me "Kemper!" That's because his wife is one of my BFFs and if you remember, of the 4 of us BFFs, 3 are named Michel(l)e! He is a huge supporter of my blog and sticks up for me when there is bashing going on. He is a great guy with a heart of gold and he was feeling left out of the fun because he is not a Mom!

So, without further adieu, I give you, (well, I don't "give" you b/c he IS married to my best friend) my friend Todd, otherwise known in my comments sections as SWATCOP!

Somewhere close to Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

no blog, yet, but he's thinking about it

Now, Todd, this is usually where I introduce my guests, but I am going to use this space to remind you...I do NOT edit these answers, so be on your best behavior and don't make it too...well, you know...

OK? Todd? Are you listening?

Well, my friend, what is YOUR favorite Mommy Blog?

My Semblance of Sanity

ding ding ding ding...right answer!!

Tell us about you. Be brief but don’t forget the nitty gritty. I AM ABOUT TO TURN 40 YEARS OLD, BUT FEEL LIKE I AM 25. I AM MARRIED TO MY BEAUTIFUL HOMECOMING QUEEN MICHELE. I HAVE TWO SONS, JACKSON (6) AND STEPHEN (2). I HAVE BEEN A POLICE OFFICER SINCE 1993 AND CURRENTLY AT THE RANK OF SGT. I AM ALSO A SNIPER ON THE COUNTY SWAT TEAM. I AM A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN AND WORK ON THE DRAMA TEAM AT MY CHURCH, HOPEWELL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP.

Oh ladies....I am soooo tempted to upload a video for you....but....Todd is like 6'5"...and he's on the SWAT TEAM...yeah, no video today!

In 100 words or less, tell me your best MOM memory. HOW ABOUT A DAD STORY! I HAVE TO GIVE TWO. FIRST, MY FIRST SON JACKSON HAD JAUNDICE WHEN HE WAS BORN AND BECAME VERY DEHYDRATED. THEY HAD TO PUT AN IV IN HIM AND I HAD TO HOLD HIS HAND WHILE THEY POKED HIM. HIS LITTLE HAND IN MINE JUST MOVED ME BEYOND ANYTHING I EVER EXPERIENCED. SECOND, ADOPTING MY SECOND SON STEPHEN.

Awwwww, I love the Jackson story! And I LIVED the Stevie one! :)

Our families go to the Outer Banks, NC every year during the kids' Spring Break, so I know what you bring to the beach. But, what are 3 things you would take to a deserted island with you? MY WIFE (sorry honey, I only had three wishes and clothing was not one of them)..Food…and a emergency cell phone

Your least favorite body part. My hair (I have none)

If you won the lottery, what is the 1st thing you would do with some of the money?

Tithe, then buy my house in the OBX Somebody buy this guy a lottery ticket!!!!

What’s your biggest passion?

My family

Ladies, I can hear you saying, "awwwww"...yes, he's being honest! He's a really good guy!

If your spouse would agree to let you go on a date with ONE celeb…list your top 3 picks. KATE BECKINSALE / CARRIE UNDERWOOD / KATE BECKINSALE for a second date LMAO!!!!

Your greatest achievement. BEING A DAD AND MAKING THE SWAT TEAM

Ladies, AGAIN with the "awwwww", I am trying to conduct an interview! What can you, under no circumstances, tolerate?

GOLDFISH!!!!!

Do you have any phobias?

LOL…GOLDFISH

Poor guy, we torture him on his birthday!! Goldfish gifts, goldfish cards, a GOLDFISH-shaped cake!! LOL!

If you could speak one sentence for the rest of your life, what would it be?

SHUT UP PEOPLE, THIS IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY…….

What do you always hope people see on YOUR inside? COMPASSION

Well, I am so glad I could introduce you to my BFF-in-law, Todd! He's kinda cool, huh? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks again for stopping by for MoBlogMo!! It's always a fun day! Please make sure you leave comments for BOTH our featured guests! Thanks all! Peace.

6 comments:

SWATCOP said...

Nice....and NO VIDEO!!!!! I just cleaned my rifle!

MaBunny said...

Aww thanks Michelle for the sweet things you said about me! I've enjoyed talking with you too!

Lena said...

I won't soon be forgetting that dance! Marcy- I'm so gad I met you!

Rose Vanden Eynden said...

Great to meet Marcy and Todd! And I really enjoyed reading a guy's perspective!

Karla with a K said...

Marcy - go you with the belly dancing!

And nice to "meet" Swatcop. I've seen him come to your defense, Michelle. Nice to have friends like that.
Oh, and LOL - "Shut up people, this is all I have to say..."

What a party, Michelle.

Lora said...

I love Marcy's blog and was glad to get to know her a little better.

And, I'm glad to know that even big men have silly (but real) fears!