Friday, October 23, 2009

Don't ever wear a tube top to feed the geese.

If you clicked on this entry just because you thought you'd hear about the correlation between tube tops and geese, I'm sorry. It's just a quote from Phineas & Ferb that I can't help but love. But I'm pretty sure you can figure out why you wouldn't wear a tube top to feed geese. I'm hoping.

Oy. This post has been 2 days in the making. I don't know what is up with me, but something is going on with this 32-year old body. Like someone convinced her that she's actually 80 and that Geritol is desirable. Seriously, I'm about to break out into a Garth Brooks song about how my knees are creaking and my eyesight ain't what it used to be. Except my Alzheimer's prevents me from remembering the words.

I was so so blessed on Saturday night to be able to meet my sweet bloggy real-life friend Linny. She and her beautiful daughter Emma were in town for the Revolve tour here locally, so I basically stalked Linn and told her I had to see her. I've just admired her from the second I first found her blog in January (has it really only been that long?) and I've wanted to meet her ever since. She really is even more amazing than I thought. Just a true, Godly woman that loves and treasures the Lord and all the amazing gifts He's given her (like her ten beautiful children!). We had a blast, and hung out at the mall for a while while Emma & her friend shopped. Okay, we shopped too, but mostly talked. ;) It was such a great time and I am so thankful I can call Linny my friend.

On Sunday the fam took the trek down to meet my parents at a pumpkin patch that we've visited a couple times before. Except this time we were much more aware of the two hour drive and the thousands of people there to join us. For some reason, that combined with the 85 degree heat just didn't make for the best of days. The kids had fun though and that's all that mattered. We ate our picnic lunch, then let the kids go in the petting zoo, the straw maze (um, yeah. they couldn't even make it a corn maze. it was a maze of hay bales. bales that you could see over and that kind of defeats the point of a maze, or is it just me?) and then on the hayride. We ended the day by letting the kids pick out pumpkins that weigh the amount of a small child and were on our way. It was a good day but I don't think we'll go again. There are other places much closer that will charge us $2 to pet a stinky goat that tries to eat your shoelaces.

Big Hunk is off on Mondays so we headed down to Disneyland. I have missed it oh-so-much and I was so excited to go. Perhaps even more than the kids, but what can I say? These wrinkles are just for show and I'm really a kid at heart. A kid that complains about the $14 parking (no, I'm not kidding).

I won't go into all the details (you're welcome) but I will recap it like this: arrived. found parking spot less than 2 miles from the escalator (miracle). got to disneyland. realize we left our parking pass in our car (which we need to buy our annual parking pass). big hunk takes the tram back to our car, I head inside with the grams and gramps and the littlest ankle biter. before we even get in the park, I start seeing spots- a sure sign that a migraine is about to hit me hard. find first-aid once we step foot (or two) in the park and then track down some migraine medicine, all while not being able to see a darn thing. migraine proceeds to hit full force within 15 minutes, and this has become an even longer recap than I expected. i will speed it up. went on rides. ate. left. better?

We really had a lot of fun and I love hanging out with my parents. Big Hunk was a little grouchy (the happiest place on earth does that to him) but I have to admit, it was a tad crowded. Not his favorite combination. I can't wait to take the kids again though and I'm thinking of going back in a few days with my boychild to have a little date night. Fun stuff.

I will leave with you a few photos that will hopefully drown out the bad memories of my rambling.

linny & i. i was laughing so darn hard as we were taking these pictures that I don't look normal at all. which might be a good thing.

but isn't linny gorgeous?

our cute little farmer family at a little place we like to call "Nate's Butt Farm"
(if I even get hits from google searches for "butt farms" I'm going to lose it)

i love Ikey's face here. she was laughing hysterically because the sheep just stuck his whole face in her food bag, apparently too busy to be bothered with a little thing called 'waiting'

i just loved this pig, he was so sweet and mellow (maybe because he was fat and couldn't move??). i've always wanted a pig and he just looked so cool.

swooning over the baby bunny (can you even tell it's a rabbit? well it is)

love this pic!!

i'm going to have to do another post of the pics of disneyland. this took entirely too much time and too much room.
thanks for checking them out!


  1. My little Gabe is looking at this with me and he laughed out loud and said, "That Pig! That's one fat pig!"

    What a total drag to get a migrane at Disney - not cool. And, I won't even get started on what it costs to spend a day there... guessing that bites the wallet even more when your day is misery because of a migrane. Bummer.

    Beautiful family you've got there :)

  2. How exciting that you got to meet a bloggy friend!

    I'm sorry you were hit with a migraine at Disney, I can't even imagine, but so neat that you live close enough to go all the time!

    Pumpkin patch pics are lovely!

  3. I found you through Linny's site-regarding your comment-I think you should put a "nutshell" for that story!

    Praise God for bloggy/real-life friends!

    Have a blessed day!

  4. Howdy...I came over from WithoutWax. And yes, the geese and tube top title sucked me in. Sadly, I had to click b/c my first thought was "isn't that something Phineas said?" We love that show too and apparently I watch way too much of it!

    And we too love Bates Nut Farm altho' I wish it wasn't such a haul for us from Huntington Beach! It will be forever before I can get it out of my head as Nate's Butt Farm - too funny!

  5. I hope you get hits for butt farms. That would be too funny!

  6. Can someone please help me with the quote that happens to be the title of this blog entry? I cannot for the life of me figure out what it means! I heard it on Phineas & Ferb and it's been bugging me ever since. I have a hunch it's something off-color but I haven't been able to find a clue.

    Any insight would be appreciated! You can email me at


  7. Christy, I really don't think it means anything. I've found a lot of the things they say on that show are just to make you raise your eyebrows and say "huh??" ;)

    You'd be amazed how many hits I get on this blog entry from people searching for "feed geese in a tube top" though, so I'm guessing you're not the only one confused by it. :-) Sorry I'm not much help! LOL


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