Sunday, September 28, 2008

Boys and Daisy

Dogs are so good for kids and vice versa, kids are usually so good for dogs too! My boys love playing with Daisy, their yellow lab. I posted a pic of them enjoying some water play in the back yard today! Every boy needs a dog to play with!


KARMA - Through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others.

So what do you think about karma? I know for years I didn't think it was real, after what I went through. Now, I realize, it's been kicking someone's butt for a long time! And you know what, it feels good. It feels good to be happy and smile and to not hurt like I did, call me selfish and vindictive, but I smile a lot because HE is hurting now and has been and always will be. Life is good...I have a great family, great friends, great job and someone I am "talking" to. Can it get much better than this, well, maybe if I had a million dollars!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Post Secret

Wow, this is amazing, so touching......

It makes me think, what secrets do we really keep? What about you? Please share......


So, do you travel? Where is your favorite place to go? Usually, when we do vacations, we do Disney World!! I love Disney and know it pretty well and the kids always have fun. I have stayed at a few different resorts on Disney property and have had a great stay at all of them. Since I work in hospitality, I can usually get an awesome rate at a brand or sister of my employer, but think that the extra few dollars to stay onsite is worth it! Being a single parent, i love the easy access of the transportation to and from the parks, not having to worry about driving around. The boys' favorite park is Magic Kingdom of course, with favs being Buzz Lightyear and Pirates. I really love to eat in Epcot, but with 4 kids, it's not nearly as much fun, Soarin' over California is a cool addition. Animal Kingdom is great too, the safari is cool as is Dinosaur. I haven't been on Everest yet, but hope to next time around, probably this winter. I have never been a fan of MGM/Disney Studios. As the kids get older, I am sure we will go beyond our horizons and maybe venture on over to Universal Studios, but probably not for a few years. I also am very familiar with Destin. Destin, FL has some of the most beautiful beaches in the US. If you have any questions or are planning a trip here, please email me. I can give you any info at all. I am pretty familiar with most accomodations and restaurants!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Who Makes You GaGa?

Ok, most people that know me, know that I am in love with Brad Pitt. To me he is the hottest guy ever. Yes, the thing with Jennifer Anniston kind of turned me off to him, but he is just sooooo sexy. Ever since I first saw him almost 20 years ago in "Thelma & Louise", there was no other man that could compare to him. So a few weeks ago, I had an epiphany about myself that I never really thought about before. I dig blondes. I mean, way back when I was a little girl of about 5, I would watch the "Dukes of Hazzard" every day, just to see John Schneider, then of course there was "CHiP's" and Erik Estrada did nothing for me, but I would be fixated on that blonde cop riding a motorcycle, Larry Wilcox. "Silver Spoons" was nothing without Rick(y) Schroeder and even though he is gay, Chad Allen in "Our House" enamoured me so much that I wrote him a fan letter.......My ex is gay and blonde, I hope this isn't a trend.........Anyways, I wanna know, who or what are you attracted to??

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's Time fooooorrrrr, American Idol!

I would have some really great pics and video for you, buuuutttttt, my little sister who promised to send them to me, has not yet because she is "busy." Therefore, you get just a generic game cover. A few months ago, my parents, empty nesters, purchased an XBox 360. They really wanted to get a Wii, but since they are never able to be found, they went ahead and got an XBox 360. Not for them, you see, but for their grandchildren, my sons, even though they have their own 360. One of the games that they have is American Idol, the sister who is too "busy" to send me the pictures and video of my family this past Saturday evening is the same sister who talked my parents into getting this game. It is like Rock Band, but with vocals only, it can be very fun and it is like karaoke, every night!! One of the favorites is "Walkin on Sunshine" that is hilarious, when sang by a bunch of amateurs! I tried "Bohemian Rhapsody" but wow, there are a lot of highs to lows and lows to highs! If said sister ever sends me the video, I will post it, then you will see my mom, a 55 yr old woman singing and dancing to "Walkin on Sunshine", after that, you will never question what is wrong with me, you will then know I am the only "normal" one in the family....

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Do you ever get little jingles in your head? You know, like report dot com baby, or songs in your head, usually it is the song that wakes me up when my alarm clock goes off. Several weeks ago I was in the kitchen cooking dinner, all of a sudden my 12 yr old son comes in and belts out, "VIVA VIAGRA!!!" Trying to keep a straight face, I seriously asked him, son, do you know what Viagra is? He then realized it wasn't something to sing and about and blushed and ran back to his room. "VIVA VIAGRA"

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Love Shack

Wow, last night was fun! I rarely, if ever go out. Last night the girls from work and I went out to a new restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach, The Love Shack. It's pretty cool, the food was good and they have a pool!! Yes, a pool next to the outdoor bar. No, I didn't go swimming. Although, I am about 20 years younger on average then the other girls from work we still had a blast. Afterwards, we went to one of their homes and just hung out and talked and drank wine. It was so nice and relaxing to be able to do that without a gazillion, well 4, but they seem like a gazillion, kids around!! I actually have a date tonight, someone who I met online down here who just so happen to be born in the same city I it fate?? I don't know, but I haven't dated in years and I am stoked! Check back for more info.....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Band Nerd

Wow, tonight brought back some memories. You see, I am a band nerd, I wasn't just a "normal" band nerd, I was the "ultimate" band nerd. Fyi, I played the ever so cool Saxophone, in fact I was brought to tears when, for my 17th birthday I got a professional Yanigasawa Alto Sax, not a car, a sax, but I digress.... My ex husband was a band nerd, all 3 of my sisters were band nerds, my mom was a band nerd, my grandpa was a band nerd. So, as you can see, it runs in the family. Today, my oldest son, JC joined that ultimate, oh so sacred club of band nerds. Yes, he was in beginner band last year, but today, he had his first pep rally as an advanced saxophone player and football game!! Wow, I feel so old, my son was out there performing a halftime show! Well, not much of a show, just music, but still, the memories. My mom and I sat there and watched the band, it's amazing how year after year, generation after generation, school bands stay the same. There were the cooler girls who don't really play, they just dance(those were my sisters), the older ones who think they are the one in charge and the quiet ones that just watch and play. The game? Oh, his team lost but I didn't care, I wasn't there for the football......

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ta Da! My First Official Blog!

Hi, Welcome, thank you for taking the time to stop by. I'm Lori and am excited about having an outlet for things that happen in my life. I am happily divorced, although if you are a single guy who is straight(more on why later), then feel free to message me! I have 4 awesome, although often uncontrollable, sons 4-12 years old and have a terrific job and work with some great people. I am infatuated with country music, the internet, aquaria(I have 2 fish tanks and hope for more one day), travelling(although with 4 kids and 1 income that isn't easy), food, of course(I love to cook it, eat it and try new things), forensics, paranormal(ie. ghosts/spirits), history, mostly genealogical history. I have lived in Florida for 20 years and although it's beautiful, I am really still here because my family is here. If there is anything you want me to write about in the future feel free, this is a start and I hope to update several times a week!