Monday, September 12, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Holly can sometimes be grumpy and lazy and bossy, but I'm thankful that she is comfortable enough to be those things. It means she really is at home here. And, she can also be sweet and loving and silly and so fun! She can still be that nervous furball, but I know that she knows she is loved by everyone (and everyBun) in this house.
Happy Birthday Holly! I love you!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
1. Birthday Camping! For my birthday, Huz and I went on a fabulous little camping trip at our favorite spot. It was really fun, but super duper cold. Huz whittled, played his harmonica, and read. I painted, knitted, and lounged. It was great! I love that we're total old people.
2. The Bunnies are Bonded! It's totally official! We are a three-bonded-bunny family! All three Buns are in the same pen together, and getting along fantastically. They cuddle, lay around, and play. It's such a huge accomplishment, and I'm really proud of our little family for working hard and getting here together. It feels so great to know that we have peace and happiness in our home. Yippee!
3. Prince! Oh my goodness! We found out last week that Prince was coming to town! We bought tickets for a show that was literally just days later. We bought cheapie nose-bleed seats, and I was so excited to go! We got there, and immediately got upgrated to.. get this... the 7th row! Yeah, I know, crazy! We had amazing seats. And it was the most incredible concert of my life! We've seen some amazing shows, like Paul McCartney, Santana, BB King, and Third Day (at this one we were right in front of the stage, and met the band after. Awesome!) but I think this was my favorite concert ever. I was dancing the whole time, sang along to every song, and had so much fun. Prince did such a wonderful job, and has the most talented team with him. It was an experience I will never forget, and I'm so glad we got to go!
So that's two more on my 30 before 30, which is so cool!
4. Sewing- my cousin came over tonight and showed me how to use my sewing machine. I seriously didn't even know how to turn it on when we started, and now, I am so excited to practice everything she taught me. I think I'm really going to have a great time! And I can't wait to cross it off the list!
5. Cake Pops! Our church is doing this incredible young adults service called The Journey. I absolutely love it! I got Bakerella's book for by birthday, and was so eager to try my hand at them, so I decided to bake some for our service. They were really fun to make! And, I really liked the display Huz thought of. The theme of The Journey is "Finding God, Finding Yourself, and Finding Purpose". Huz thought it would be really cool if we could display the cake pops in a suitcase or trunk. We bought a cheapie suitcase in the right size from Ross. I covered some styrofoam with scrapbook paper that looks like an old map, and poked holes for the cake pops to fit in.
I love that my Huz is so creative and came up with the concept, and then worked with me and helped me carry it out. This isn't the best picture ever of the display, but here's a little look. They went over pretty well, and I can't wait to make them again this week!
Tomorrow I'm going to see Glee Live! I am way too excited! :D
I guess that's it for now. More soon!
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Definition: a mother who points out perceived faults in the parenting of others
I was judged by a mom today. I was asked questions, and I could tell in her eyes that she was just waiting for me to give the wrong answers. I'm sure she thought she was just being chatty, but I could feel the judgment radiating off of her. And the weird thing is, I don't even have kids!
I took the Buns to a SaveABunny event. They got their nails trimmed, and I got to talk to one of my fellow Crazy Bunny Lady friends. Her name is D, and she watches the Buns for us when we're out of town. We get our hay from her too. She is a Bunny Jedi, I swear! She is amazing.
Anyway, at this event, there was another Bunny loving lady. When I came in with my three buns, she walked over to me and started chatting me up. At first, it was fine. She asked if all the bunnies were mine, what their names are, how long I've had them. But then I noticed that she would narrow her eyes at me, and seemed to wait for me to answer just so she could pounce on me and ask more questions. "Are they all bonded? Are your rabbits fixed? How old are they? What do they eat? How often do they go to the vet?Do they live inside or outside? Did you adopt or buy? Do you live in an apartment or house? Do they go outside?" etc.
It quickly became obvious that she was not just curious. She was totally waiting for me to say something that she could judge and feel superior about! It was so funny to me that I couldn't even be upset. I felt the need to look around and see if we were at a local playground and I had forgotten my fair-trade, organic, locally and sustainably grown (or better yet, organic, home grown with all natural, bunny poop fertilzer), hemp wrapped cilantro and carrot-top snacks for my babies. It's absolutely hilarious, and pretty weird that there was an attempt to pull me into that crazy, judgy, mommy world, and I'm not even a parent! If that's just a little taste of what it's like, then maybe the whole taking care of a living human thing may not be the most nerve-racking part. Those other parents are certainly pretty scary too!
I do the best I can for my bunnies. I really do love them, and they are part of our family. It makes me so happy to have them in our lives. But I really don't have a need to feel superior to other bunny parents. And I reeeeeally don't want anyone using me to feel superior.
And with that, I'm off to play "Your Bunny Can Read" for Hef, Holly and Jude. Oh wait... I can't allow them to watch TV... we'll just have to listen to Bunny Mozart again instead. ::wink::
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
No, that's not another picture of my Buns playing in the yard! That is a picture of some Easter candies we found! Mini chocolate Buns including a white bunny, a brown bunny, and a little black and white Dutch bunny- just like my Hef, Holly and Jude! I can not even stand the cuteness! I am so happy that we found these. They had super huge versions of them too, but I managed to not lose my mind and buy them just to buy them. I got the minis though, and put one of each in little plastic Easter eggs for the kids' baskets. I still have some leftover, so I absolutely must find another way to use them. I am in love! These sweet little buns were found at Target, and it was only 99 cents for a pack of about 15. Go ahead and buy them and remember to make yours chocolate!
Monday, April 4, 2011
"Bonding All Three Buns Together" soon!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
However, as I'm sure everyone knows, my bunnies are spoiled and really lucky. We adopted Hef after Easter one year, when the animal shelter was full of abandoned Buns. It was really, really sad. So, while I like to celebrate Easter with my Buns, I feel I have to speak out against people adopting bunnies for Easter. It's really not a good idea. I blogged about it last year, so rather than bore you again by saying the same exact thing, I'll link it: http://secretlifeofacrazybunnylady.blogspot.com/2010/03/real-bunnies-are-not-easter-toys.html
Please, if you or somebody you know is thinking about getting a rabbit for a child or anyone else for Easter, let them know it is not a good thing to do. If they've done the research and really want to open up their home and make a bunny a part of the family, I encourage them to wait until after Easter. It's at least a ten year commitment, and not one to make lightly. A rabbit is a real, breathing being, and deserves to be treated as such, and not like a disposable accessory to a gift.
Please see: http://rabbitron.com/ http://www.makeminechocolate.org/ http://www.therabbithaven.org/easter_030107.htm http://www.rabbit.org/ for more information.
Thank you so much!
Love, Hef, Holly, Jude and
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I always have this problem. Why am I such a media addict?! So, I've deactivated facebook and Twitter, logged out of my board, and gotten rid of those bookmarks on my phone and desktop, and limited the shows I record. I hope that unplugging will help me be more connected to my Huz and *real* life. I may still blog, but I don't think I really blog enough that it distracts me. But if it starts to, maybe I'll limit that too. I want to be the best person I can, and make good use of every day. Being inside, glued to the computer day after day is sad, and not what I want for my life. It is definitely going to be a challenge, but hopefully it works out for the best.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
We buy them a crapload of toys, so they have something they're allowed to chew on/burrrow in/throw around without being destructive. Jude likes them okay, but most of the time, Hef and Holly would just push them out of the way until they chewed on their house enough to get our attention, so we'd give them a snack. It drove me crazy for a bit. Those fatties don't even want to play and have fun, they just want food.
I came up with the idea to "lace" their toys in grape juice. They love grapes! It's like candy, maybe even crack to them. So, we started rubbing down their toys with grape juice. It worked! They gnaw on their toys, trying to get the grape flavor! The cage was saved!
Except, now I think they're learning to just lick the juice off... ::sigh:: And they chew their cage to remind us to juice up their chew toys again.
Their hamburger chew toy, a stick ball thing, and some wooden blocks that I covered in juice.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Today, I took Jude to get her nails did. Save A Bunny does free nail trims for Bunnys regularly, so I took her in and made a donation. I also got her a cute little carrier (smaller and with a messenger bag type strap) so I have the option to take her more places. It worked out really well. We met my aunt and cousin at Kohl's for a little shopping, and Jude went in with me in the tote. It was great!
At Kohl's, we found the CUTEST candle that incorporate two of my favorite things ever, Cupcakes and Bunnies! I bought this adorable little thing (on sale- woot!). I love the little white bunny on top. Totally reminds me of Hef! The colors match my kitchen perfectly. I'm really happy with my little purchase.
This concludes my first ever Sunday Bunday!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Okay, I am so excited about this! I am working on #15 of my "Thirty Before 30" list! ::directs attention to right-hand side of the screen:: I want to participate in a race/walk/ or run for a cause I believe in.
I am going to run the Charged Up for Life 5K. I'm getting together a team and sponsors so I can raise money for an amazing organization I'm involved with called RealOptions. Huz and I donate money and baby items there regularly, and I volunteer there every week. It's a fabulous, welcoming place that provides important services including peer counseling, post-abortion counseling, information on parenting, abortion and adoption, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, OB care, baby and maternity clothes, diapers, blankets, cribs, formula, strollers, child birth classes, referrals for other important community programs, and so much more. And all of the services are free of charge to clients! I love being a part of this awesome ministry.
The amazing part is, RealOptions runs entirely on donations, and is still able to provide free services! Because I absolutely love my volunteer work, and love the men, women, and children we serve, I want to make sure to help raise as much money as I can to make sure that those in our community are getting the support they need. I have seen so many individuals and families be totally blessed by this ministry, and I have been so blessed to serve them, especially alongside the wonderful people I work with. I know a real need is being met here, and I love being a part of it.
Now, I am no athlete. I do need to exrercise, and I always think I will, but I get lazy and don't do it. It's awful. But now, I feel like I have something bigger than myself (no pun intended lol) to motivate me. I'll be picturing my client's faces when they light up after seeing their baby for the first time through an ultrasound. I'll be thinking about those hugs I get from girls who are able to gain some comfort and peace knowing that we're here to help them. And I'll remember that in some of my clients' young faces I see my own mother, who got pregnant with me at 17 years old and, even when it all seemed hopeless, she made a choice for life. I am always thankful for that.
To me, it's not about religion, or politics, or "saving babies", or punishing women, or judging and condemning, or taking away a choice, or anything like that. I want to help educate young men and women about the life that's growing, and help them to fully understand all their options. And, no matter what their decision is, I want them to know that I support them and love them and want to help them however I can. It's important to me that they know they are loved and valued, and that they are not alone.
If you feel you can, please help us with this Walk. We can use participants, sponsors, volunteers, cheerleaders, prayers... if you are willing, I bet we can find something for you to do! If you aren't local, you can sign up and get sponsors and walk around your neighborhood to participate. Or you can donate to my team and keep us in your thoughts or prayers. With un-athletic me in charge, we're going to need it lol! If you're interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
Thanks so much, and God Bless!
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:13-14
We love, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19
His for Life,
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
When she realized how fascinating my book was (/sarcasm font) she came to see what it was all about. Obviously, she knows she's much more intelligent than me, and is laughing at my need to study. She's thinking "Humans. They're so dumb, but so cute. "
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
He loooooves boston creme pie, and he was really excited about these. That made me happy. We hung out and watched The Princess Bride together. It was such a great night, and I feel so loved. I'm still happy (hence the hangover).
I hope everyone had a great day with friends, family, pets, kids, boyfriends, girlfriends... everyone! I hope your day was full of love.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
along with a slew of other super cute designs and a portion of the sales are donated to bunny rescue groups! Huzzah!!!
I just found out that they recently had a "Crazy Bunny Lady Photo Contest". I just missed it! Well, I'm pretty sure we all know who will win next year!