Pepper spray and fireball

Lots to say today since I’ve been hosting a (several) moment(s) of silence for no reason besides busyness (typical American excuse)…

Things are pretty much exactly the same as they were when I last wrote.

For instance, Tory still torments Lucy for the hell of it.

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It’s still hilarious.

Lucy and Molly are still a united front against all things dog.

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Tory still struggles to fit her whole tongue in her mouth.

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Abbey still watches silly television programming in our house. We allow it because she pays rent.

While watching Dancing with the Stars this evening:

*announcer announces something that I guess was groundbreaking, revolutionary, etc.*

Abbey: WOW SHOCKINGGGGG

Megan: *type type type as though nothing happened*

Abbey: Megan, I wish you cared a little bit more.

Megan: *type type type as though nothing happened*

 

In recent news and events, it is my birthday week, which I share with both my brothers. Naturally we took the time to pose for a classic family photo complete with inappropriate hand signals courtesy of my twin.

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My younger brother often seduces the camera with his eyes like that…it’s nothing special. Don’t get sucked in, because he has the best girlfriend in the whole world, and I have an unhealthy attachment to their relationship.

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I made them stand there for a good long time while snapping 50-something of these babies.

The highlight was definitely last night at the annual birthday dinner celebration. I was overshadowed often by my brothers (like my childhood. JK, MOM, DON’T FREAK OUT) in conversation, so most of my hilarious one-liners were barely heard by anyone except Casey who politely chuckled to himself and wondered why on earth he didn’t marry ANYONE ANYONE ANYONE else in the entire world.

Evidence below:

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Is he about to laugh or cry? SEE THAT’S THE QUESTION! That’s the face of some serious regret.

He was feeling a whole lot better about the situation BEFORE the dinner.

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See? The dog looks adoringly upon the happy couple whilst they’re photographed in conflicting patterned shirts.

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Overwhelmed with happiness, because he has momentarily forgotten what a dinner with my family is like.

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All jokes aside (but not for long), the dinner was actually PERFECT thanks to my mom’s brilliant birthday-dinner planning skills. She’s done this thing for 26 years, and she’s totally perfected the art. However, she’d still rather show you the side of her head than the front of her face. I can only assume she had a traumatic experience with the paparazzi at some point early in her childhood that made her so terrified of being photographed. NOTE: Matthew, again with the hand signals…

Sentimental gifts were exchanged. I bought my brothers both shirts from their favorite stores. They bought me:

Pepper spray (love, John).

Fireball (love, Matthew).

With my new powers combined, I feel ready to both party all night long and also stop anyone who tries to get in my way.

But, instead I will most likely do what I do best: cuddle with kittens.

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Podiatrists and Lucys

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I have now been to the podiatrist three times and have one more scheduled appointment, because I guess I suddenly turned 75 over night? Everyone else in the waiting room is seriously over 75 and has resorted to wearing orthopedic shoes. I'm not … Read more…

Iowa and Spies

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Went to Iowa this weekend. Didn't eat corn. Did attend the best tailgate ever. All thanks to my mother-in-law who planned the perfect birthday weekend for Casey's dad! We heard countless stories about their college days and learned all about those … Read more…

Levels and Conversations

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Casey: Did you know you have a level on your iPhone? Megan: Yes. And you already asked me that. Casey: Damnit. I'm running out of things to talk to you about. So, on the bright side, marriage is great. Except that we also can't trust each … Read more…

Blue Bell and paddle boarding

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Hola, it's me again. Chiming in a lil late to share some Labor Day weekend photos. Meant to do this Monday night, and Tuesday night, etc. BUT HERE I AM ON THURSDAY NIGHT, blog blog blogging away! First, I'd like to share a snap from this … Read more…

Technology addictions and iPads

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This is a little post about parenting from your resident expert aka muah! ^ Not mine, but I'd take him if I didn't already have three (VERY) dependents. Carter and his parents came to visit a couple weeks ago, and we made sure to compare him … Read more…

Pepper spray and fireball

photo 1

Lots to say today since I've been hosting a (several) moment(s) of silence for no reason besides busyness (typical American excuse)... Things are pretty much exactly the same as they were when I last wrote. For instance, Tory still torments Lucy for the hell of it. It's still hilarious. Lucy and Molly are still a united front against all things dog. Tory still struggles to fit her whole tongue in her mouth. Abbey still watches silly television programming in our house. We allow it because she pays rent. While watching Dancing with the Stars this evening: *announcer announces something that I guess was … Keep Reading...

Podiatrists and Lucys

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I have now been to the podiatrist three times and have one more scheduled appointment, because I guess I suddenly turned 75 over night? Everyone else in the waiting room is seriously over 75 and has resorted to wearing orthopedic shoes. I'm not there yet, but my time to wear fashionable footwear may be running out. Between the tailor's bunions and a beautiful ingrown toenail (AND a fever blister caused by the stress of said toenail), I am officially the world's sexiest woman. My interview with People magazine is next week. Casey is beyond himself with pride. Luckily before the procedure to remove my ingrown toenail (...are you still … Keep Reading...

Iowa and Spies

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Went to Iowa this weekend. Didn't eat corn. Did attend the best tailgate ever. All thanks to my mother-in-law who planned the perfect birthday weekend for Casey's dad! We heard countless stories about their college days and learned all about those … Keep Reading...

Levels and Conversations

photo 1

Casey: Did you know you have a level on your iPhone? Megan: Yes. And you already asked me that. Casey: Damnit. I'm running out of things to talk to you about. So, on the bright side, marriage is great. Except that we also can't trust each … Keep Reading...

Blue Bell and paddle boarding

photo 1

Hola, it's me again. Chiming in a lil late to share some Labor Day weekend photos. Meant to do this Monday night, and Tuesday night, etc. BUT HERE I AM ON THURSDAY NIGHT, blog blog blogging away! First, I'd like to share a snap from this … Keep Reading...

Technology addictions and iPads

photo 1

This is a little post about parenting from your resident expert aka muah! ^ Not mine, but I'd take him if I didn't already have three (VERY) dependents. Carter and his parents came to visit a couple weeks ago, and we made sure to compare him … Keep Reading...