Friday, June 15, 2012

Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Review

 Check out our new ride!  Yes, we have joined the trend and bought ourselves a minivan...
 but it doesn't feel like a mini-van or drive like a mini-van...
 After a week or so of searching, we found and fell in love with this Dodge Grand Caravan Crew.
This baby is a 2011 with low mileage and a back-up camera and lots of storage space and a DVD player for those long rides...
 It gets good gas mileage and it is so fun to drive...
 It seats 7. Two captain chairs and a third row seat that still leaves tons of trunk space...
and my favorite feature (the real selling point for me) is the way these back seats convert to "tailgate seats" in one quick move.  I discovered this feature accidentally while test driving many cars one night and the salesman didn't even know it could do that!  
With soccer, family visitors, road trips and school right around the corner, it was time to upgrade us into  a more comfortable and spacious ride.  
Boy, these vans have sure come a long way from this, huh?

Monday, June 11, 2012

I am NOT a princess

Boy, did she get mad at me today.
I made her finish cleaning her room before watching Super Why.
She kept sneaking back to the TV when I wasn't looking.
I was on her tail, though.  Kept making her return to her room.

Her angry response to me?

"Mommy, you are NOT A PRINCESS!"
She then stormed back into her room to finish cleaning.
But, boy, did she think she put me in my place!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Big Buzz, Little Buzz

 They both have Buzz Lightyear pajamas and they love to be twins.
Matching pajamas from two years ago. Now Valentina wears his blue set of pajamas here.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Blue. Eyed. SOUL.

My recent obsession. Wikipedia defines Blue Eyed Soul here.  Blue Eyed Soul Artists are listed here
See any favorites?
I listen to Ray each morning while getting ready for work.  Just have to hear it.  Especially the way his voice moans at goodness.
And David.  That voice. That passion. That...story.  (Mel, it makes me think of how you might feel).
And James.  Oh, James.  You give me something, too.  I can't get enough.
And George.  This is one of your best. Period.
And Citizen Cope.  You are on the verge of something wonderful.
And Peter. This song means something to just about everybody.
And Jason.  I don't know if I love this song or this video more.  
And Annie.  Never have I heard such a question as deep and meaningful as this.
And Adele.  You are everyone's latest obsession.
And Elton. Dear Elton. You are still the epitome of what music is. And what music does. And what music can do.  
And Bruce. You wrote the one song that is the ultimate LOVE SONG for me.  These lyrics just sum up for me the classic and perfect love. The one that's Tougher than the Rest.  It's not the one about swimming the deepest oceans or climbing the highest mountains. It's not about how beautiful someone is or how happy they feel.  And it's certainly not about your first's about your last.