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June 2012

On Pandemonium, Pneumonia and Piss-Poor Plumbing

If you were to ask me what pandemonium meant, B.C. (before children) I would have suggested that it sort of sounds like a digestive aid for pandas. Panda. Ammonium. Get it? [sound of crickets, chirping] Beeeeeeeecawse, you see, although I had a weird sense of humor (okay, have) I still would NOT have fully understood what pandemonium meant (literally) and probably even spelled it incorrectly as pandamonium, anyway. Then I had kids, someone invented spell check (PHEW!) and, well, I can safely say that...YES!...we NOW live in a constant state of: any scene of wild confusion or disorder. the abode... Read more →

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Because Some Things Just Shouldn't Be Shared on Instagram

Alternate Blog Title: Happy 11th Birthday...OH YEAH!...and congratulations on that OTHER thing, Hopey! It's not like I'm worried about embarrassing my kids or anything (recap: 3 of them are teens, enough said!) still, I think to myself...SELF!...think before you blog: Okay, so this cool/funny thing happened. Or that would really make an awesome story. OH YEAH! The other thing? Totally blog-worthy, right? Self: Okay, great, but maybe people don't give a flying rat's tail about this, or that...OH YEAH!...and that other thing too...and, well, there's always Instagram, right? BAH! See what I mean? All this thinking? Makes my head hurt.... Read more →

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A Blog Post NOT About Graduations, Celebrating a Birthday, Anniversary or My Kids

Because everyone loves a good pirate story, right?!? I know, I know, though it is sort of a BIG DEAL when your oldest kid graduates high school (d'oh, sorry, won't happen again)! I sort of try to put myself into your shoes (as difficult as it may be, seeing as your feet are so gosh-darned adorable and all) whenever writing one of these here blog posts. Aaaaaand, all bad grammar, misspellings, incorrect use of puncuations and run-on sentences aside (because, you know, I have GOT to get this stuff out of my head, like, real fast and sometimes the fingers... Read more →

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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: WAY TO GO, HOLLY!!!!

Click to enlarge (go ahead, she won't mind...too much) That awkward moment when, typically NOT one for being the center of attention, your family HOLLERS YOUR NAME and you kinda...sorta...think it's a little cool...maybe. Don't worry, we promise to be a little less excited for you once college is over and done with...probably not...YO!!!! © 2003 - 2012 This Full House Read more →

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Happily Ever After, Everything!

She's quoting her favorite Dr. Seuss: do you like my hat? Although it seemed like a good idea at the time, the trouble with having so many kids born 2-3 years apart, I never really did sit down and do the math to figure out that perhaps one day we would be celebrating...a couple of major milestones...THAT SAME FREAKING DAY! Watch out middle school, here she comes! So, I thought to myself...SELF!...why not throw one GIANT graduation party the following weekend or something and just be done with it? Self: Okay, ummm, but what about Hope's birthday? Me: Ummm, what... Read more →

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Barbie the Verklempt Killer

Having been married for nearly 22 years (wait, that makes me sound way too old) or the entire life span of an average college graduate (ugh, never mind) I feel it safe to say that one of the reasons our relationship works is that my husband Garth (not his real name) and I are total opposites. One of us is emotional and the other more of an intellectual. Guess which one? Go ahead, I'll wait. If you guessed me as the emotional one, CONGRATULATIONS!!! [hugs] You are ABSOLUTELY right in thinking I am less apt to intellectualize feelings and most... Read more →

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Sometimes Bonding With the Dentist, Alongside Your Sister, Can Be a Happy Experience

March 2010 (a.k.a. the year they stopped smiling) Not that I have anything against dentists...personally. I feel it takes a special sort of something to actually choose a profession that involves looking into and/or tooling around in other people's mouths...on purpose. In fact, I have personally supported many dental professionals, my ownself -- I've had several root canals, as well as gum graphing and reconstructive surgery in my mid-twenties, due to a long lost and previously unforeseen baby tooth exploding in my sinus cavity (you're welcome!) -- I've helped hone their dentistry skills AND achieve their long-term financial goals. In... Read more →

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