Friday, August 17, 2012

Tattoos and summer.

Here are some random pictures and explanations. 



Here is a photo of a tattoo that I have somewhere between my hip bone and my belly button.  Not very cute, but at the time, when I was an idiot mindlessly looking through the pictures at the tattoo place, I decided this would be super sexy. I was a dork.



Four large babies, and one c-section later, my smiley super sexy sun, looks like it had a stroke.   Let's not even talk about what happened to my belly button ring.  This is what motherhood and a bad diet does to our bodies.  Gross.  




Well, I have no parenting stories coming to mind today.  I am totally glad the kids and I will be back in school soon.   I am so ready.  But I wish all my kids could skip middle school.  It is so creepy.




We had some fun this summer traveling about.  



Went to the Washing County Fair and visited the Marines (Coast Guard for my boys)



This isn't me on the bike, but I did this race last year and I came in last place.  LAST PLACE.  Needless to say, I sat this year out.  Next year man, next year. 



We started some football this year.


We were able to have some fun on some paddle boards, courtesy of Bob's aunt and uncle.  Our dog too.  


This one is just cute right?  Watching the bikers come in for the triathlon.  


And in case you are wondering how my weight loss challenge is going, this is my husband eating a large Reese's peanut butter cup right in my presence.  He's super supportive like that.  But I handled it.  I have totally lost weight.  But you know, I will slap a man for his Reese's.  Not really.  Well...yeah, maybe.  

And yes, we own helmets.  They normally wear them here, but they ran out before they put them on.  They got them on after this shot.  I just wanted to make it exciting.  


Anyway, have a great weekend.  Thanks for reading this again.  I always like hearing that people read this and like it.  

12 comments:

  1. My cousin got a happy face tattoo around her belly button when she was really young. When she got pregnant- holy cow it was hysterical! It was the most distorted frightening face. I cant laugh though, I was right out of high school and i got a shooting star on my a**. Now its become a constellation over the years as my a** has expanded! There- feel better? :)

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    1. I do feel better!! There should be a "tattoo all grown up" website of before and after life kicks your ass tattoos. Hilarious!!

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  2. I've been reading your blog for about a week, trying to get up my nerve to comment. I don't know why I find that so terrifying. Anyway, I found you by way of The Bloggess. I was reading the comments and saw the name of your blog and went ummm, sounds interesting. You are a breath of fresh air! First of all, you have my upmost admiration for putting it all out there. Very brave. And it's so great to read about a family that isn't trying to convince the world that everyday is perfect as are their children. My boys are pretty wonderful; no real dramas but they've had their moments! One's in college and one's starting high school so you know, knock wood. You have strength that really shows through your writing. I'm a fan.

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    1. Thank you so much for leaving a comment, when you find it so scary! I appreciate it and the encouragement. I know what you mean about the "perfect" families. I like to keep it real because it helps to not feel alone. Parenting and life are both messy. Why not talk about it right? Thanks again, I appreciate you.

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  3. My only tattoo so far is one I got in tribute of my dog, and best friend, for my eighteenth birthday. It's above my boob, just high enough that stretchmarks from the kids haven't touched it. But I'm sure gravity will. Even so, I want more. Whenever I've made plans to go get a new one, I've found out I was pregnant. So I'm never making plans again. Ha.

    Your kids are adorable. Good luck with the beginning of the school year!

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    1. Thanks! I have a tattoo on my back of a mama elephant and four baby elephants walking behind her. Obviously me and the kids. I love that one. I have an ugly daisy on my ankle. The elephants I love though!!

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  4. I call the varicose veins running down my leg a tattoo of the Nile and all its tributaries.

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  5. In July of 2004, I got this awesome (heavy sarcasm) tat of a sun around my belly button. I was pretty messed up taking xanax at the time, and I kid you not, I got it in a camper parked beside a trailer, by a guy who was raising money for the Grand Wizard of the KKK, who was sick. I know, my discernment was at the top of it's game. 2 months later, I got pregnant. Got pregnant again 5 months after having the first one. And, 7 years later, I still have most of that "baby weight" (I will continue to call it that, because it wasn't there before) Oh, and a couple of years ago, I found a disposable camera I had never gotten developed. It had a pic of the tat the day I got it, as well as one from when I was 8 months pregnant. While I would like to believe it looked good when I was skinny, truth is, it was always awful. That's what I get for having a guy do it who was only used to tattooing the devil.

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