Mini Kraken has won the battle, but not the war!

I am sad to say that there will be no cookies from me this year. ūüė• I cannot defeat the Mini Kraken long enough to get any baking done and with husband picking up extra shifts, I have no help so that means…

NO COOKIES. Dun dun dunnnnnnnnn.

Cue the sad music.

12015167_10207622463149429_6442989262704656064_o

I promise that I will regroup and we will battle again. THIS IS NOT OVER!

~Love Smeak ‚̧

THANK YOU BLOGGESS AND SANTAS AND SAINTS!!

Thanks to you and your miracle, my kids will have a great Christmas!

014

THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! Did I mention, THANK YOU????? xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

‚̧ ‚̧ ‚̧ ‚̧ ‚̧ ‚̧ ‚̧

Where is my White Christmas?

‚ôę ‚ô™¬†¬† Walking in a winter wonderlannnnnnd! ¬† ‚ô™ ‚ôę

fd9986dbc66c26cf6f93d356231c9235

Except not really, because it is December 15 and we have yet to see snow. This is unheard of in Ohio! I am not really complaining because I love the nice temps, but…..HOW IS SANTA GOING TO LAND HIS SLEIGH IF THERE IS NO SNOW??? ūüė•

Hopefully we get some by Christmas Eve. Cross your fingers for me!

~Smeak ‚̧

 

1am and I should be sleeping

I just can’t seem to sleep these days. I end up spending my nights clicking on the internet and learning random useless trivia that I can only pray becomes relevant some day. I have tried every sleep remedy that I can think of/find online/read about etc etc, but no dice. Luckily my insomnia bouts never seem to last long so I should be back to regular sleep soon, it just sucks to not have the luxury of napping when I want to anymore thanks to Mini Kraken. Oh well, off to learn who the original voice of Charlie Brown was. Oh and on one last note, thank god for spellcheck. I don’t think you guys would be able to understand a single word I type without it.

sleeping-kitty-cat

Cheers!

~Smeak

Please get off the Christmas Tree…

Hello out there. Not too much to write since I am exhausted from chasing Mini Kraken in circles today. She has limitless energy and sadly, I am not so fortunate.  Maybe tomorrow will be the day she stays off the Christmas Tree, but I am not holding my breath.

-A very tired Smeak

014The “perp”

011

The scene of the crime!

 

To bake or not to bake…

“Are you out of your mind?”

That seems to be the question of the month. This is about the time I would usually start my Annual Christmas Baking Extravaganza‚ĄĘ, however, this year I have 1 year old running around whom we have lovingly nicknamed, “The Kraken” due to her incredible ability to completely destroy a room in under 15 seconds. Little Miss Kraken is threatening to throw a big wrench into my normal baking routine and everybody I have talked to thinks I am crazy to even try to bake with her running underfoot but I am balking at giving up altogether. I have¬†always managed to pull off my Christmas baking no matter what insanity was going on and I really do not want to admit defeat. So I guess what I am saying is, YES I AM OUT OF MY MIND, BRING ON THE COOKIES! ūüėÄ

-Smeak

1401815_633140786729087_592733012_o

 

I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend.

Howdy out there in internet land. This is my 2nd attempt at a blog that I actually keep up with and post in regularly, so here goes nothing!

I guess this is supposed to be the “getting to know you” post, so I will follow the norm and tell you all a little bit about me and my family. I am a 37 year old mom. I have two beautifully awesome, sweet , talented, funny daughters who I adore 95% of the time and want to hide from the other 5%. Well…..maybe it is more like 80/20, but I digress. My kids are 12 years old and 14 months old. I am married to a wonderful but sometimes total asshole of a man who takes good care of us. He works full time and I am a stay at home mom.¬† I love lions, baking, Christmas, my kids, my husband, my friends and my cats, not in that particular order! I like to complain sometimes but all in all I have a pretty damn good life. We have 4 crazy feline companions that co-habitate with us. Between the cats and the kids, this place is usually a zoo! Now those are just the basic facts, I don’t want to scare you away too early. You will learn just how twisted I am as we go along. ūüôā

Our life is fun, crazy, sometimes annoying, but never dull! This blog will be filled with all the adventures we have and hopefully you will enjoy reading about them as much as we enjoyed creating the stories to share with you!

ipnbax7

This is my youngest with her “Party Face” on.

 

Until next time, Thanks for reading, Cheers!

-Smeak