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You need an answer for each question that starts with your first initial. Mine is O.
What is your name? Olivia
Boys name: Oliver
4 Letter Word: omen
Girl Name: Ophelia
Occupation: Orange County Corrections Officer?
Color: Orange
Something Worn: Oval earrings?
Beverage: Orangina
Food: Oranges
Something in the Bathroom: Old magazines
Place: Ontario
Reason for being late: Over scheduled
Something you shout: Ole!

Now its your turn! I tag Heres the diehl, The Diaper Diaries, Big Binder ;), hotomom, and Bowling Alley Brunch.

August 22, 2008 at 3:16 am Leave a comment

Another Meme

I got tagged for this meme by my friend over at Diaper Diaries. Here are the rules.:Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share 5 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog or share the 5 top places on your “want to see or want to see again” list or share 5 things you never pictured being in your future when your were 25 years old. Tag a minimum of 5, maximum of 10 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. The tagees have a choice of which they want to do.

5 places I’d like to visit or go back to…

1. Hawaii. I went there 3 years ago, but had two children in tow. I promised next time I’d go sans children.

2. The Philippines. I lived there when I was 4 and 5. I’d like to go back and see how its changed over the last 25 years.

3. Spain. I’d like to put my Spanish to good use.

4. Greek Isles. I’d like to spend a couple of days in Athens and then take a cruise around the Greek isles.

5. Australia/ New Zealand. I’ve never been to either. My dad lived in NZ as a kid, and my sister lived there a couple years ago. I’ve heard they are both amazing. I just wish I could be time warped there. A 24 hour plane trip doesn’t sound too exciting. I guess I’ll just have to go first class.

I’m tagging Here’s the Diehl, and Hotomom. Play along if you’d like!

January 31, 2008 at 7:44 pm Leave a comment


I got tagged by adventure mom, so here I go…

  1. How long have you been a Mom?
    4 years and 9 mos
  2. How many children call you Mommy?
    3, but does Ricardo count? He whine’s, “mommy,” when he wants something.
  3. Girl? Boy? or both?:
    Boy, Girl, Boy
  4. Did you know what you were having?
    Not with Nathan. It was so anti climactic that I just figured I would find out with the rest.
  5. How old were you when you became a Mom?
    23 when I got pregnant, 24 when I gave birth
  6. How long were you in labor?
    Nathan-went in the night before to start induction. They started the pitocin at 8 am and he was born at 8:45pm, so almost 13 hours.

Piper Ann-I started heavy contractions with her at 5 pm and she was born a little after 10 am, so 17 hours. Holy crap, I never realize that it was that long before. Her delivery was so easy that it didn’t seem like that long.

Oliver- I went in to be induced at 7:30pm, but they just started pitocin instead. He was born at 5:30 am, so 10 hours.

7. What’s your favorite thing about being a mom?

That whole unconditional love thing.

8. What’s your least favorite thing about being a mom?

Don’t get to take lavish vacations. Oh wait, we didn’t do that before kids.

9. Do you want more kids?

I wouldn’t want to give birth to anymore kids, but we’re done.

10. When will you have more?

See 9

11. Have your kids ever peed on you?

The boys maybe once or twice. Oliver always pees on Nathan in the tub.

12. Have you ever been thrown up on?

More like spit up

13. Are your kids named after anyone?

Nathan’s middle name is Ricardo’s first name. No, its not Ricardo. I just really liked Piper Ann’s name. Her middle name is my grandma’s name. Oliver’s middle name is after me.

14. How did you come up with the names?

Nathan’s name means unwaivering protector in Scotland. I’m Scottish, so it fit. See number 13 for Piper Ann. Oliver’s name I really wanted to be Oliver, but we settled for the first name I like for Nathan that Ricardo didn’t want to use. I also wanted his name to be Jonas. I’m a big Weezer fan. Who wouldn’t want a song to call their own.

15. When it comes to discipline, who’s the bad guy?

Me usually.

16. What’s the longest you’ve been away from the kids?

About4 days, 7 days total.

17. What’s your bedtime routine?

Bath every other night. Brush teeth. Piper Ann gets medicine. Each kid gets a song and a prayer. Nathan’s favorite bedtime song is the Oscar Meyer song. We think weiners are funny here.

18. Are your toes painted?

Not very well.

19. What was the last movie you saw in the theater?

40 Year Old Virgin. Ya, its been a long time.

20. What won’t you give up for motherhood?

Low rise jeans and a cute haircut.

21. What did you give up for motherhood?

Everything else.

22. What’s the biggest mom perk?

An excuse for my beer belly…they drive me to drink.

23. Do you sneak snacks from the kids?

No, but McDonalds is another story. I hover until their done. Then I scarf.

24. What do you do when the kids nap?

Clean, check email, sew, nap

25. Where are the kids now?

Who? j/k, Their upstairs doing god knows what. All I can hear is a door continuously slamming. I’m just waiting for the cry.

26. Where is your favorite place to buy maternity clothes?

Thankfully I don’t have to do that anymore! Probably Target or Old Navy. My favorite place for non maternity is probably H&M.

27. If you could do it over, what would you change?


Everyone I know has been tagged except for hotomom. Play along if you’d like.

January 24, 2008 at 3:57 pm 1 comment


I got this from my cousin, Hotomom, she got it from Jill at The Diaper Diaries . The game is Scattegories. You have to start each question with the first letter of your name. What is your name? Olivia

4 letter word: Oleo (I do a lot of crosswords and this is always an answer. Its like margarine before margarine, I think)

Vehicle: Optima

City: Orlando

Boy Name: Oliver

Girl Name: Ophelia (Oprah is too obvious)

Occupation: Opthalmologist

Something you wear: Over the shoulder boulder holder.

Celebrity: OJ Simpson (once again, Oprah is too obvious)

Food: Olives

Something found in a bathroom: Old magazines that have Ricardo’s “splash” on them. When will he learn to sit and pee?
Reason for Being Late: Over estimated time to get ready.
Cartoon Character: Opie

Something You Shout: Ole!!

There hotomom (see above for link), I did O. It wasn’t so hard.

January 7, 2008 at 1:09 am 2 comments

Getting to Know Me

…The Christmas Version

1. Do you use wrapping paper or giftbags? Both, but mostly paper (I’m a terrible giftbag reuser. Is that bad?)

2. Do you put up a real or fake tree? We put up a real tree.

3. When do you put up your tree? Usually the first weekend in December.

4. When do you take down your tree? Depending on the hangover, New Years Day.

5. Do you like eggnog? No

6. What is your most favorite gift from your childhood? Do you remember the brand Ultra Pink? I got a white denim skirt with small silver stars on it and a matching jacket with larger stars on it.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? I have a wooden one that we bought when I lived in the Philippines.

8. Who is the hardest person to shop for? Men

9. Who is the easiest person to shop for? The kids.

10. Do you email or mail Christmas cards? Mail

11. What is the worst gift you’ve ever received? I’m not commenting.

12. What is your favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas

13. When do you start your Christmas shopping? Sometimes as early as August to budget it out.

14.Do you recycle gifts? Not really, but I’ve gotten some.

15. What’s your favorite thing to eat this time of year? Anything.

16. Do you put up clear or colored lights? Clear all the way.

17. What’s your favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night, and the version of Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie

18. Do you travel for the holidays? Usually not, but this year we will.

19. Do you know all the reindeer’s names? Yes, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph

20. Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Day? Day

21. What’s the most annoying thing about this time of year? There are a lot of little things, but due to the spirit of the season I usually don’t even think about it.

22. What’s your favorite ornament theme or color? We have a mish mash of collected ornaments. At some point in my life I’ll have a designer tree.

23. What do you eat for Christmas dinner? Usually some expensive cut of beef.

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? New furniture

I’m tagging The Diaper Diaries, Big Binder, hotomom, Adventure Mom, Here’s the Diehl, mamalogues, Two Lines on a Stick, Mom2my6pack

December 4, 2007 at 2:32 am 2 comments

7 Things

I got tagged by my preggo friend, Adventure Mom.

The meme: 7 random facts about me

The rules:

Link to your tagger and post these rules.

Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.

Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).

Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

1. When I spell check my last name, it comes out Beers.

2. I got married when I was 21. I wasn’t even old enough to drink when we got engaged. Of course, that stopped me.

3.I had my first kid at 24 and was done right after I turned 27. Hence 3 in under 3.

4. I chose “Ricardo” as my husbands name for many reasons…Sometimes I call him Ricky Retardo, and he always asks me, “who’s sexier, me or Ricardo Montalban.

5. My kids names are “Nathan,” because that’s what he always asks to change his name to. “Piper Ann,” because that’s what I would name another girl if God so graciously blessed me with another child (I’m being facetious). “Oliver,” because that’s what I really wanted to name him.
6. I lived in the Philippines when I was 4.

7. I really like to sew and do other decorating projects. I’m also a really good painter (as in walls.)

Ok, I don’t have 7 people to tag. I will tag Hotomom and Here’s the Diehl. Have fun!

November 19, 2007 at 2:39 am 2 comments

Things I’ve done

I copied this from my friend at The Diaper Diaries. I thought it was sort of interesting.
The things in bold are things I’ve done.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink (There were only 6 of us there and I knew everyone. When I went to pay they were a cash only joint, so everyone had to pay for their drinks…including mine.)
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper (um, hello?)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne (um, ya! My friend Deanna can account for that…on many occasions!)
24. Given more than you can afford to charity.
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse ( I grew up by a racetrack)
29. Asked out a stranger (not a complete stranger. I asked somebody I’d never talked to to a dance in highschool.)
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had/Have amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales (at a luau in Hawaii. It was almost like they planted them there.)
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe

47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan (Does the airport count?)
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds (Everytime we move I have to do it over again)
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke (Good Old Rocky Top_
59. Lounged around in bed all day (Pre kids, of course!)
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the snake river
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason (not very often)
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently (used to be able to speak Spanish fluently, but its slipping away)
95. Performed in a Rocky Horror Picture Show
96. Raised children – in progress
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone (my nose and a stress fracture in my foot)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears (my nose)
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept 30 hours in a 48 hour time frame
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school (many times)
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read “The Iliad”
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care (my grandpa)
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair (I’m a hairdresser)
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head (The bottom half)
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

November 12, 2007 at 4:38 pm 1 comment