Thursday, March 13, 2008

I'm a FREAK!

OK, so I've never been a "die hard" American Idol fan but this season...I've got a huge crush on David Cook! I'm mean, his audition was pretty dorkie (although he sang my favorite Bon Jovi song EVER!) But man, I never thought he had this in him!

I'll be the first to admit, I love rock stars. I know, I know, I really married one didn't I!? Mitch just shakes his head whenever I go on and on about Vince Neil, Jon Bon Jovi, the infamous Nelson twins and now David Cook. He knows I don't have a chance in hell with any of them, so I guess there's not much to worry about. At least the rock star shrine hanging on my desk doesn't out weight his presence there!

I don't know what it is. I grew up on country music and still love it. Give me some of that vintage Alabama and I'm singin' along and slappin' my leg and line dancin' like a good small-town Iowa girl should...but rock-n-roll, I'm not sure where it came from. My mom's into the songwriters stuff...her collection is a lot of Carole King, Carly Simon, stuff like that. My dad's a sucker for the Bellemay Brothers and pretty much anything playing on the country stations. But somewhere in the last ten years I can't listen to anything other than rock. New rock, hair band rock, 70s rock, anything rock-n-roll. In fact, I've also been exposed to some great Christian rock. I love it all!

Mitch isn't much of a music buff. If it's music from his high school days he's game but anything else, he knows nothing. Talk radio is his station of choice.

I don't even look like a rocker...whenever I tell anyone that my secret crush is Vince Neil from Motley Crue and my favorite book is The Dirt by Motley Crue, I get some pretty surprised looks. My hair isn't wild, I have no tattoos, only my ears are pierced and I had a pretty quiet and "well-behaved" childhood and teen years.

Maybe it's my wild streak that hasn't ever came out...but this rocker mom has to say I'm pretty pleased when my girls are boppin' their heads to all my good tunes :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The "Hannah" cake

On Saturday we had a family get together for Margo's birthday and this is her cake from that day. I hope I don't run into copyright infringement but I created it from the "Hannah Montana" logo.

My "Rock Star's" FIVE!!!!

Margo turned five today! Woo Hoo! She's had so much fun with this birthday and Mom and Dad are exhausted...and we have more to come!

This was the first year that we had a "friend" party. Mitch and I felt that all we could handle was four little girls and Margo. We had a Hannah Montana theme and it was very fitting. The four little girls: Jacki, Abby, Celeste and Hannah (not Hannah Montana ;) all arrived at our house ready to party. We started off with opening presents of course. Margo recieved a lot of cute things from her friends and I'm sure they had fun picking them out! Once that was over, our friend Jill, who is going through Cosmetology school, came over to do make-up and hair. I guess you could say we started the party off as Miley and ended it as Hannah! While the girls waited their turn, they decorated Chinese take-out containers filled with girlie stuff like lip gloss rings, nail polish and candy...every girl loves candy :) After all the girls were made over, we got a picture and just let them have fun. At one point one of the girls arrived upstairs and said Margo wanted to know if they could take off their clothes! HUH!? Well, how can you possible dress up if you have your street clothes on! (and not to mention either my daughter is bossy or she's figured out that if you send a friend, mom will likely say 'yes') At any rate, they all came up with fancy dresses and clickey-clack shoes carrying musical was priceless! Two hours of fun came to an end and now it's on to next year!

Having girls is like "The Best of Both Worlds"...I love Hannah Montana!