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welcome 2010…The List. January 13, 2010

Yeah, okay, so I was thinking I wanted to start the new year fresh with a list of all the things I planned to do and accomplish.  Instead, I sit here and all I can think about is wings–Chicken Wings.  I’m not even hungry, just got wings on my noggin.  Anyways, as some of you may know, a Hooters restaurant just opened at our mall here in San Bruno.  Everyone on Facebook made such a big deal about Hooters coming to town and they could not say enough great things about their chicken wings.  Being a big “chicken wing” connoisseur, I had to put it to the test, and gosh darn it, YUMMY!  So much so that it made my first top 5 list for 2010.  Yumjoy!

Top 5 Chicken Wings…

#5- Hooters- Garlic Wings- this was a surprise to me as I don’t usually like wings drenched in sauce.

#4-Ash’s Vallemar Station Buffalo Wings (mild)-this is another saucy wing, but the crispyness makes up for it being so messy.

#3-Hooter’s Cajun Wing- Hello! I just tried this last night, and already at #3.  The salt content in this is so bad though, it’s more like, Hello high blood pressure!

#2- Lucky’s Zesty Wing- Thanks to Dill for introducing us to this one.  It’s touch of spicy will make you forget Popeye’s Tuesday Dollar Deal!  Hook this up with some Bulliard’s Buffalo Wing Sauce!

and the #1 spot goes to…  Outback’s Kookaburra Wing- This by far is the best wing 5 years running, just don’t forget the chunky blue cheese dressing.



There’s nothing like this… October 7, 2009

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I’m sitting here on my lunch break today, just thinking about how crazy of a week it’s been as I get prepared at work and home for a wonderful week of vacation.  And all of a sudden, I’m smiling because my hubby came to mind.  I know I haven’t told him often enough how much I love him and think of him; but in case he ever doubted it, i’m saying it now.  I love you Ode, and I’m thinking about you-ALWAYS!!

Much of our focus these days has been on Niknak and helping her grow.  So much so that we started losing some of the focus on ourselves; not that we blame her at all, because we don’t.  I just realized that our time management skills suck a little.  Anyways, Matticus started focusing on his music again, and I can already see a change in his spirit.  He’s excited about music again and it makes me happy.  I told him this yesterday, and he made sure (like he always does) to let me know that he is always happy with me and Niknak and just really excited to get motivated again. 

I love him.  Thank you Ode, for being you and for loving me.  There’s nothing like you.


heatstroked and gnatty…eww. September 28, 2009

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This weekend we got a chance to spend some time with the 5Dillards (minus one) and we decided to go to 6 Flags.  First we decided to eat lunch which was HECKA expensive!  Hello, I never thought I would pay over $10 for some Panda Express!  We sat down only to be caught in a swarm of gnats!!!  I never saw so many gnats in my life!  I ate a few of them and inhaled plenty more.  It was not yucky.  We then decided to keep moving and ended up in the kiddie section of the park.



Niknak, now over 36 inches tall (yay!), got a chance to finally ride some exciting rides.  We spent most of our time watching the kids enjoy themselves.  A funny moment was this one boat ride that Niknak and two of her cousins (C-lena and E-jah) got on.  We thought it wouldn’t be so scary, as all three of the kids got on all excited.  As soon as the boat started swinging and gained momentum, E-jah started freaking out and calling for his mommy.  He didn’t seem to like the feeling he got in his stomach.  We laughed a little, because it was so darn cute.

We took in a few more rides, the kids played in the water a bit, and we saw a couple of shows and animals.  A great time was had by all, but OMG it was soooo HOT!  By the end of the day, I had myself a heatstroke- AGAIN!  I swear i’m drinking enough water, but maybe not.  We look forward to going again, but maybe in winter time only! 🙂  Thanks for the fun time Dillards!



summer review- so far… August 13, 2009

Filed under: family,love,niknak's world,team c — karenamor @ 1:54 pm
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So life has taken over and I just have not had much of an opportunity to blog lately.  Fortunately, I am still alive and well and the Team is great.   What’s been going on?  Well, the past couple of months have been full of excitement and craziness…

NikNak’s Summer Review:

  • Niknak’s dance recital, was hit!  She did so good and danced her heart off.  Looking back at the video I realized that she’s a natural performer.  She loves the stage and may enjoy being a lead singer/performer.  This was confirmed one day when she was singing quietly to herself, and then I decided to join in–loudly.  To this she said, “Mom, stop singing, I can’t concentrate!”  Shut me up. 🙂
  • Summer Dance Camp was fun too!  NikNak got a chance to keep her dancing chops up and put on a little show for us at the end.  Which has been very helpful now that the Fall season has started.
  • Preschool…Ugh!!  Niknak’s experience, has not been fun.  She’s having an extreme case of separation anxiety and it’s been about 6 weeks already!  Help!  I’m freaking out.  Is she going to need a psychiatrist? Every morning, she wakes up crying/pouting, and it’s been oh so sad.  I do have to say though, it’s getting a little bit better each time, but it’s taking FOREVER!!
  • Cavities…yay!  Now you’d think this experience would be yucky for NikNak, but it’s the total opposite.  She LOVES going to the dentist.  The only torture involved is the shame and guilt Matticus and I feel when we go there to the face the dentist.   Ahh!!
  • Constipation…Fun!  So on top of all the excitement in little Nik’s life, is a big pile of poop.  Which was stuck in her system for FIVE whole days!!!  I think stress was a big factor.  Poor baby.  But, it finally came out one day, and we haven’t look back since (well except for now in this review).

The Team Summer Review:

Summer Brokation has been the theme for the Team.  As nice as it might be to have some cheese in my pocket, we just haven’t had the luxury.  But, it’s further proof that money is not the most important thing in life.  We actually have had some great times!  We’ve gone bike riding, attended a free concert at the park, tea parties galore, movie nights, water fun and scrabble in FF with the fam, and i’m sure there’s more i can’t remember. Oh, and TRUFFLES!  Geez, i’m having some fun with that…

All in all, the Team is doing great.  I hope to keep up the news as we go.  I will post more pics and videos soon so stay tuned…xoxo.


stage debut-the preparation June 2, 2009

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Though you all got a taste last week of Niknak’s wonderful dancing skills from the CSI video, I wanted to let you all know that she is actually getting ready for her first dance recital.  We’re in the midst of it all–practicing, taking class photos, make up trial (and error) and just enjoying all the chaos in the world of dance production.  Anyways, I thought I’d share some of the footage so far in this wonderful dance journey…enjoy!



niknak’s CSI Miami obsession May 26, 2009

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Okay, so she’s not really obsessed with the CSI series, but let me tell you… Everytime she hears the theme song she breaks into a funny little dance.  She is such an artist!  Let me just show you… Enjoy!


my little picasso April 19, 2009

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Take a look at Niknak’s recent art work. I swear she’s drawing like she’s seven or something.  She is so good!

Here’s her mouse…Mickey Mouse




dsc_01691her Kitty Kat (she posed her puppies, by the way)


dsc_01681Here’s her bear whose teeth are falling out.dsc_01711And finally, the proud picasso herself.dsc_01701