OK, I'm just gonna put this out there. I can't... wait... I don't WANNA hide it. Plain & simple... it is FACT (in my world) that Andy Williams is a MF PIMP. I love that guy. I could listen to that cat's Christmas music in JULY. Something about his smooth yet silky voice, that hair, that swagger... oh yeahhhhhhh. He's got it goin' on. Today I belted out his music a little too exuberantly -- even my family was laughing at me. I grew up listening to Andy on vinyl, and I vow to ALWAYS listen to him every Christmas. Christmas is not Christmas without Andy! He's my boy.
Other than my darling Andy and a few other random holiday tunes, Christmas music has gotten on my friggin' nerves this year. B98 FM has been bustin' everyone's balls since December 1st with non-stop, 24/7 Christmas music, and honestly, while I consider myself fairly geared-up and solidly in the holiday spirit, I've STILL not been down with the festive music for some reason. So you can imagine my surprise the other day when that hideous T-Mobile 4G wonderland commercial came on touting that they were "...walking in an orgy wonderland" that I took notice! I did a serious triple-take after about the third "orgy," grabbed the DVR remote, double checked which station I was on (kidding, you perverts!), hit rewind, and finally realized it was 4G not "orgy." HAHAHAHAHAHA! Ummm, are you frickin' kidding me?!??!?! ENUNCIATE, PEOPLE!!! Holy sexual holiday reference, T-Mobile. For shame.
I present to you our elves, raised by humans... HA! (I love Elf!)
|Claire-bug ~ My girl's got no shame in flashin' WSD (West Side Dwarves) gang signs. SO ghetto.|
This past few months have been ridic! There are really NO OTHER WORDS to describe it. Possibly "overwhelming," "jam-packed," "full," "balls-to-the-wall," and "so-busy-that-at-night-I-fall-into-bed-and-pass-out-within-20-seconds-of-my-head-hitting-the-MF-pillow," but seriously, "RIDIC" fits best. Mostly, it's just been busy, something going on EVERY DAY, both morning and afternoon. I've sucked at blogging the past few weeks as a result, and I'm trying to play catch-up now, so here's a big warning in advance, this post is gonna be LONG. With LOTS of pictures. My bad.
Here is a partial sampling of what's been goin' down in the Hooligan household the past few months...
We have travelled to several art shows around the country and while down in New Mexico (where we also met our angel-on-earth, Shirley), we also had the pleasure of meeting up with some friends we have known for a few years, courtesy of Claire, Lola & Tim (shown below) bringing us together...
|Tim & Claire|
|Tim & Lola|
Tim is the son of Ells & Ildy, and we are so grateful to have met them, because honestly, it is just SO. F'ING. NICE. to have friends to whom I can say ANYTHING, express my innermost thoughts and feelings about "this journey," and who are a little farther down the road than us and can provide us with guidance, wisdom & *so much love,* I cannot even tell you. I am so grateful I am a member of this "club" of families who are blessed with children who have special needs. Tim is my hero... I only hope to be as life-changing and inspirational as he is someday. His parents are my Mommy & Daddy idols. Love you all SO MUCH.
|November 2011 ~ Shuttin' the restaurant DOWN!!!!! xo|
|Uncle Joey, Aunt Lore, & my cousin, Savanah|
|Us girls... (and WTF is this weird bang phenomenon I'm experiencing?!?! I am confused and bewildered... LOL)|
|Maranda & Lola ~ Best Buds!|
|Maranda & Cal|
|Mags & Stella, my pug nieces, return!|
|My girl, Mags, has mad love for her Auntie Gwen!|
|Mrs. Pocket loves Cindy (her PT) & Lollipop!|
Friends with new babies!!!
|CONGRATS, Keeley & Jake! Baby Hayden is BEAUTIFUL, and Lola has declared Hayden her new BFF! (even though Pocket's jealous Hayden already overtook her in size at 6 weeks of age. HAHAHAHAHAHA!)|
Lately, we've had the most intense, amazingly gorgeous sunsets on unseasonably warm days mixed in with snowfall maybe four separate times (though no accumulation)... leave it to Kansas for the extremes! Wait 10 minutes if you don't like the weather here... 'cause you can bet your sweet ass it'll change.
|OK, so I tried to get a picture of Cameron, Cal & Kaitlyn (what a bunch of dodes!) with the snow in the background, but my iPhone wasn't showing the snow?! It did, however, pick up on a UFO-like object in the background, so at least we've got that going for us. And yes, they are in shorts/short sleeves and it's like 30 degrees out. Mom Of The Year. RIGHT HERE! HA!|
Our boy turned 13! How the f*** is that possible?!?!? I've not aged, right?!?!?? HA! OMG!!!!! SO PROUD OF YOU, CAL.
|Why yes, yes that IS DGCC (Damn Good Chocoloate Cake)! Only *THE BEST* chocolate cake on the planet. No lie. You NEED to try it. Like today. Trust me. LIFE-CHANGING!!!|
|You're welcome for this shot, too, Cal! HA! Hope you made a wish that your dorky Mom wouldn't snap this same super-flattering shot next year... oh wait, I SO WILL. COMPLETELY out of love though! HA!|
|WOOHOOOO! NIT CHAMPIONS! We love our Shockers! And I love my old doggie, Pre (bottom right). Glowing, satanic eyes, massive amounts of dripping/slimy/sticky/stretchy doggie snot rockets & all.|
|Blake Griffin is an angry dragon. And he's VERY convincing. (PLEASE TELL ME you all have seen Starsky & Hutch... and that you can reenact that badass dance-off midway through. HA!)|
|7 Cousins! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!|
|My girl, Claire-bug, rootin' for Duke! DON'T HATE! LOL Pre & Romeo gettin' in on a piece of that action.|
|My fellow sub-sandwich-sneakers, Kaitlyn & Cal|
|Cal ~ #11 ~ fist bumpin' the refs during starting line-ups|
|Proud of the Circle Thunderbolts! 5-1 so far on the year!|
|My boy, shootin' a free throw. He had 23 points this game! SO. PROUD!|
|December 13, 2011|
|"We don't know how to put this, but we're *KIND OF* a big deal..."|
However, I may agree with Scott, after careful review. Even bleeped out, it's still incredibly raunchy. That being said... all you pervs out there who still want to see it, hit me up on e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) & I'll forward you the link to that bad boy. I promise it will make you smile (if you can get past the innuendos!!!!!)
|"Howdy Ho!!!" & a VERY Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays from Mr. Hankey & ALL the Hooligans!!!|