That’s A Wrap ~ Jan 23, 2016

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I seriously just don’t know where the weeks are going.  It seems like one day it’s Monday and the next it’s Friday.

This past Sunday was a huge day in the Souzaville household as the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and are one step closer to being in the super bowl.  It was a very stressful game to say the least since the Broncos didn’t get their shit act together until the last 5 minutes of the game.

And for anyone who is sitting there thinking something along the lines of “well the Steelers didn’t have all their star players playing”.  Just keep them thoughts to yourself.  A win is a win and I can’t help it if their players are constantly getting injured.  Their quarterback is also half our quarterback’s age.

I also don’t want to hear anything about what we are up against on Sunday.  It’s bad enough that my husband has insisted on listening to all the sports networks talk about it all week on the tv. Denver Broncos football game image good vibes fans Yes I am fully aware we are the underdogs.  But I also never give up hope on my Broncos.  **positive Broncos vibes**


About mid-week the crud of all cruds hit the little monsters of the household.  Started off with coughing then sore throats.  One daughter was running a fever off and on.  I took 2 of the 3 to the doctor as the 3rd said he was feeling well enough that he wanted to go to school. The doctor wrote me scripts for both the girls but told me to only get them filled if they started acting like the girl in The Exorcist  their symptoms got worse.  The next morning my 4 year old little monster M woke up barely able to swallow and upon looking in the back of her throat with a flashlight…..what should appear but big huge white pockets of nastiness.  Script one filled.

Thursday night little monster B man was fine all day, went to wrestling practice, came home and just before bed started throwing up.  Wasn’t running a fever but had a hard time getting to sleep as he couldn’t quit coughing which then would cause him to throw up again.  Little monster Z girl is so far only presenting a cough with no other symptoms.  I kept all of them home on Friday in hopes that we could nick this crud it the arse by Monday.  Bad part about sick kiddos is finding things to keep them entertained while stuck in the house.  Yesterday they pretty much just wanted to lay around and watch movies because all weren’t feeling good.  Today because they are a bit better, things are getting a little restless around here.  But I will prevail!

On the blogging front this week were the following…

Quote Of The Week

Monday’s Music Mantra

Am I Paranoid?

Workout Wednesdays

Throwback Thursday ~ A Day In The Life Of Domesticated Momster


Friday’s Top 5

My most commented and liked piece of humor was…

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This statement sums up why I am a certified Domesticated Momster.  Hope all of you had a great week!


That’s A Wrap ~ December 19, 2015

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Is anyone else looking forward to December being over?

It seems like I have something to do almost everyday and today I woke up with that dreaded heaviness in my chest which reared it’s ugly head at this same time last year.  And by New Year’s Eve I could barely breathe let alone move around and my husband had to celebrate without me.  I refuse to let that happen again this year.

I am happy to report that I have finally finished my tattoo sleeve on my arm.  I might just need one more touch up appointment but I am so glad to finally have it finished.  It has been a work in progress for over a year.

Tuesday I drove into the city and had my hair done.  They had my appointment messed up and only had me down for a haircut which thankfully they worked out because there was no way I was leaving until my platinum pieces of wisdom gray hairs were covered.  I can go without a haircut much more than the color.

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My 4 year old monster M had her preschool program where they invited the parents and had us listen to them sing several out of tune Christmas songs.  It was such a cute performance and would have been so much more enjoyable for me if my monster M would have actually sang the songs instead of staring around the room like she wanted to be anywhere but there.

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We had a major snowstorm come through this week and of course the littles and I went and played in it.  We tried to sled in the freshly laid powder  but because it was so fresh it wasn’t compacted enough to get the sled to move.  However, monster B found a group of older boys who had been sledding down it enough to compact it and they were nice enough to let him join in.  (If they hadn’t the mother bitch bear in me would have come out)  He got a couple good runs in but his poor sisters whimped out of anything to do with the snow after about 30 minutes when they suddenly decided they were freezing and wanted to sit in the Yukon to warm up.

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I had another photo shoot this week with a wonderful family.  We shot it at a local park and although the sun was out it was only about 28*F,  so we moved quickly.  Their little boy was such an absolute cutie, full of life and made the entire time so much fun for me.  In the picture below, I didn’t even ask him to kiss his sister’s forehead, he did that all on his own.

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I am happy to say that I think we are pretty much done with the wrapping of presents and are all counting the “sleeps” before the big day.  I myself am looking forward to having two weeks of not having to set an alarm to get up and get 4 kids out the door to school.  Although I am not looking forward to the sibling rivalry that I am sure will be endured daily.  I am hoping that the baking and crafts I have planned will keep them occupied until Christmas day and then I am relying on all their new Christmas stuff to keep them quiet.  **wishful thinks**

We also had wrestling sign ups for little monster M and B this week.  That will start in January and I am interested to see how well my 4 year old girl is going to tackle someone to the ground.  But she swears that she wants to do it so I support her.  Monster B participated last year and ended up taking 3rd place overall.  Maybe he could give his sister a few pointers.  My poor 3 year old is bummed that there is yet another sport that she is too young to play.  I am sure she is sick of hearing that when she is 4 she can play sports.

My working out has been put on hold the past couple weeks and I have no excuses other than everything else this month has been more inportant than myself.  Story of #mommylife.  Even my blogging has been put on the farthest back burner, but I plan to be back in full force come January!

Hope all of you have a fabulous week and a very Merry Christmas!




That’s A Wrap ~ December 12, 2015

Christmas is in full swing here in Souzaville.  We really enjoyed last Saturday by starting off our morning going to the movies to see “The Good Dinosaur”.  My husband’s company he works for  paid for the entire event including popcorn, drink, and candy.   The movie is a really good movie and it’s a good thing I had a scarf on to wipe the tears from my face.

We then headed to the city to see Santa Claus.  I couldn’t believe how packed the mall was and it was only the first shopping week into December.  I figured we were ahead of the game.

The line for Santa was insane and after being in line for an hour a lady came with a sign and luckily put it one person behind us telling everyone that Santa wouldn’t be back until later that evening.  I felt bad for everyone behind the sign that had already been waiting but was happy we made the cut off.

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Once my kids got their turn to see Santa my daughters knew exactly what to tell him they wanted but my son completely forgot.  He had a full on conversation with Santa but forgot to tell him what he wanted.  When Santa asked him he just blurted out “I’ll take whatever”!

After we got into the car he suddenly remembered what he wanted and then insisted that daddy call him (since daddy’s been telling him for a few weeks now that he has him on speed dial) and tell him what he wanted.  He still wasn’t convinced so after we got home I told him to tell Markle the elf to relay the message to Santa.

I spent Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday being super mom and cleaning and organizing 3 little kids rooms getting them ready for all their new Christmas stuff.

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I organized drawers, closets, toys, and even washed and put away all their clothes and cleaned all their bedding and made their beds.  Of course now it looks like I was never in there but it was nice for the 30 seconds it lasted.

I also had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with a 1 week old newborn baby who was so tiny compared to the 10 pound babies I gave birth to.  I have been busy trying to get a couple a day edited.  Such a busy time of year that I just need more hours in my day.

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I thought we were so ahead of the game on the wrapping of presents until several packages came this week so it looks like daddy and I will be busy wrapping up a storm this weekend.

I haven’t been to the gym this week and I can tell in my energy level the past few days.  It’s so hard to stay on track with all the holiday goodies floating around.  Hopefully next week I can get back on track.  Come Jan 1st there will be no more excuses.

My 15 year old has started his wrestling season and beat his opponent last night 17-3.  So proud of him he really does give his all to every sport he participates in.  He’s the one on the right and weighs in at 106 pounds and barely 5 foot tall. He’s managing to keep good grades, participate in sports, slacks on his chores sometimes 😉, and has had the same girlfriend for about 6 months now.  It’s hard to believe that he’s come so far from the 8 year old kid I met when I met his father.

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Hope you all had a fab week!


That’s A Wrap ~ November 28, 2015

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Did everyone survive the Thanksgiving holiday?  I did by stuffing the turkey with Xanax and consuming large amounts of wine.

However…I forgot to take a single picture of the food that I slaved away in the kitchen all day making.  **wipes her nose with her sleeve**

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We woke up to a wonderful white Thanksgiving morning where the snow actually was stuck to the ground and the kids of course scurried around in search of any snow gear that fit.  Their daddy doesn’t like them going out in the cold without being bundled up like the poor boys from “Christmas Story”.  I say let them go out how they want…they will defrost.

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My father joined us for Thanksgiving this year and he even stayed at our house instead of a hotel or in his Winnebago.  I made sure I had plenty of Bacardi and coke on hand for him.  This pic was taken after he had a couple of them.

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Earlier in the week I volunteered to help with my mini monster B’s class feast. 23 kids, 8 parents, and a shit ton whole lot of food made for quite the chaotic event but watching my son light up as I walked through his classroom door and telling his teacher that “his mommy is awesome” was all worth it.  Mine would be the one in the red shirt consuming his “turkey figurine made from Oreos” while his plate of food sits untouched an arm length away.

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On Friday afternoon we took the entire Souzaville clan to pick out our 2015 Christmas tree.  We also got it home all in one piece and even decorated it and got the rest of the Christmas decorations up.

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Earlier in the week I had made little beaded tree decorations shaped like candy canes and wreaths with the kids.  (You can find the link on my Everything Christmas Pinterest board)  I guess I am kind of making this into a tradition so that when they are older they can see the ones they have made along the years.  Last year it was globes with their handprints but I don’t think one of them made it to see the light of this year so we may have to redo those.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday and remembered all that there is to be thankful for.  I know I have tons to be thankful for each and everyday.

Have a fabulous week!

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~That’s A Wrap Week 2~

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This week I believe has been busier then the last.  The spawn of the pink eye, that we thought we had under control, reared its ugly head 😷 again Thursday morning.  Another trip to the doctor with all toddlers in tow and a different eye drop prescription and hopefully we will get it all under control.  I feel like I have washed sheets everyday!  Oh wait CAUSE I HAVE!  Not to mention that makes 4 school days that have been missed because of this nasty contagion.

I also had some internet issues this week that caused a delay in my Thursday launch of #momsterslink. Not only that but whatever was in the techno air also caused a tweak in my brain.  I made several mistakes this week including typing a link to my Facebook page wrong in a thread, listing my hostess post for #momsterslink incorrectly, and calling a fellow blogger THE WRONG NAME!  Sorry Clare@MudpieFridays  She has a fabulous blog…please be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.

The weather has been wonderful but strange here lately.  We had some rain followed with warm sunny 80*F days.  The garden is still producing lots of tomatoes and a various assortment of peppers.  The basil has attracted a swarm of bees that are pesky little f**kers buzzers but I just leave them alone as I know they are important for the environment.  I am also allergic, so I truly must leave them alone.  But because we still have an enormous amount of goodies coming out of the garden I have been trying to come up with stuff to eat using the garden fresh veggies in everything.

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Also did you know that you can pick tomatoes from the vine while they are green, place them in a cardboard box, close the lid, and they will ripen!  It really works!  And they taste delicious!

My son had his homecoming dance last Saturday night.  Him and his girlfriend Bessie looked adorable of course. That's A Wrap Week 2 I must say that I thought her dress was very tasteful compared to some of the dresses I saw strewn across various social medias that moms let their 15-year-old girls wear.  Call me old-fashioned but at that age…any age really…sometimes it’s better to leave a little to the imagination.

The hubsters and I had a fab evening out to dinner with some friends from his work.  We went to our local restaurant called “The Martin”.That's A Wrap Week 2  It has such a history there and I will surely be blogging about it someday.  They serve everything basque style and it’s so delicious that I even love the cow tongue….yes you read that right…cow tongue.

I wrapped up the week with a “me” day in the city.  I had my year-long ongoing adventure of a sleeve tattoo worked on.  It’s so close to being done and I am loving how it is coming together.That's A Wrap Week 2 tattoos batteborn tattoo shop Tim Burton  If you are ever in Reno, Nevada and looking to get some tattoo work done I highly recommend Archie at Battleborn Tattoo.  He’s been the owner there now 11+ years and has done work on both my husband and myself.

I also got my hair touched-up so nothing new to picture with that.  And to end the day I enjoyed some “all-you-can-eat” sushi from the Sushi Pier. That's A Wrap Week 2 sushi pier I was entertained my a mother and daughter team sitting next to me who were enjoying sake bombs and trying to get our sushi chef to smile.  They failed miserably.  But I had a good laugh with them in their efforts.

I then came home to the children already in bed and I nestled into mine and watched the movie “Insidious 3” which I had started to watch the night before but fell asleep.  I love scary movies and I must admit this one had me a bit spooked.  Here’s the trailer if you dare….

Have a fabulous week my friends!

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