Friday, December 24, 2010

Gleðileg Jól

Merry Christmas or as we say in Iceland Gleðileg Jól!  

The boys and I are headed to my Mamma's when I get off work today and we are going to spend the night and then we are coming home tomorrow night because I have to work on Sunday.  I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas before I go though :)

Be safe, enjoy yourselves and don't drink and drive!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Boy Cheese

Tonight when I came home from work the boys came to me and asked what was for dinner.  I told them that we were gonna have grilled cheese for dinner.  Kobe then said to me....Mamma I want Boy Cheese!!  Not Girl Cheese!

Cutest thing ever!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Another Celebrity???

The other night we went to the children's Christmas party that the airport hosted where I was told about my picture being in the local paper that you can read all about here.  Well turns out that the same paper was there to take more pictures and we have another celebrity in the family.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Last night I was asleep before 9 PM.  I wrote on my facebook status that I didn't know if I was getting old or getting young cause Kobe and I were both so sleepy that we fell right to sleep LOL.  I am off until Monday and I couldn't be happier....I needed this!!!  So far today I have gone with my sister to test drive a car, took that car to my work and had one of the mechanics look at the car, went to the bank, colored my sisters hair and did my eyebrows!  It's not even 3 yet and I have gotten so much done :)

Now, I am going to spend the rest of the day cleaning house and doing laundry.  I have to have  this place in tip top shape for Christmas and I want to make sure that it's done today so I can enjoy the rest of the weekend without having to worry about the house.

Now on to 5QF.  As always click on Mama M's button to play along.

1. Do you regift...and if so, do you have a regifting horror story?

No I do not regift.  I have gotten a really ugly gift one year that was regifted to me but I was quick to get rid of it!

2. Do you know what you are getting for Christmas this year?

Nope and I am not really concerned about me... Christmas is all about my boys, not me!

3. Who brings the most gifts in your family, you or Santa?

Me!!!  Santa brings one gift and I take care of the rest!

4. What store do you love to by jeans from?

JcPenney!  They have name brand jeans for a great price....I miss JcPenney!!!  I need clothes so bad but that just has to wait till next year when I came to visit :(

5. Christmas meal: Big, All Out Meal or Snacks and Apps?

Big all out meal!!!  We have lots of yummy snacks too but we sit down to eat a huge Christmas dinner at 6 PM sharp on Christmas Eve and then we open the presents after that.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Guess who is in the paper???

It's me of course!!!

I bet you had no idea that you read the blog of a famous person in Iceland huh!?!?!

Okay,, I'm not famous!!!  The other night when I went out to my company Christmas party there was a photographer there and he took a picture of me and my sister.  I had no idea he was from the local paper and I had no idea he would put the picture in the paper.  I went to a children's Christmas party today with the boys and when I got there I was informed about the picture LOL.

I had to share it with you girls though :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Ho, Ho, Ho

Merry Christmas from the cute lil Santa that came by our house to visit!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Their own Language

Kobe has his own way of saying things and they are so dag gone cute that I have to share them with you.

-Spidamans are Vitamins

-Caleb C is KFC

-Brorers means Brothers

-Siddy Cup means Sippy Cup

Black flip means Back flip

Flump flip means Front flip

There are so many things he says that are adorable and I absolutely love.  Tyrique and Markus said quite a few cute things too and here a few things that I loved.


Funkin meant Pumpkin

Fower Fuff Girls meant Power Puff Girls

Hefalant meant Elephant

Tyrique couldn't say P and it was so cute to hear him try to say words that had a whole lotta P's in them.


Madus Dabiel meant Markus Gabriel

Markus couldn't say R and he couldn't say G, the poor baby couldn't even say his own name right for the first 5-6 years of his life :)

Do your kids have their own language?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Waiting to Exhale

It is finally Sunday....sorry for the rest of you that don't want the weekend to end!  After working 36.5 hours this weekend I am so glad I am finally done and have the next two days off.  I am tired and can not wait to spend the next two days in PJ's....not that that is going to happen but it sounds good :)  

I am so excited because yesterday I finished my living room (besides putting pictures on the walls) and I am loving it.  The colors are white and turquoise and I think it turned out great.  It is so cozy and inviting....I woke up this morning and looking into the living room brought a huge smile to my face!!!  I love that the living room had that affect on me :)

Tonight I am going to watch a movie with the boys and then we are going to bed early.  They have school in the morning and I am just plain sleepy after a long weekend.

What did you do this weekend??  What are you doing today??

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Splish, Splash I was taking a bath

Here is my little handsome guy taking a bath in his new bathtub.

I know it's really kinda small but it does it's job and it's better than taking a shower.

After his bath I snuggled my little bug all nice and tight like in a rug.

Then he pretended to be sleeping.

Then he smiled when I said....oh, my little baby is sleeping :)

The end

Friday, December 10, 2010

5 Question Friday

Ah, it's Friday!!  I love Fridays....or at least I used to before I started working every other weekend!  No, I still love Fridays!!  In 2 Fridays it's Christmas Eve!!!  Can you believe it....Christmas is almost here!!!!  I can't wait....the boys can't wait...can you wait???  Tyrique asked me yesterday if they can open a present early!!  I looked at him as if he was crazy and told him N.O!!!  I know he is excited but he has to be excited for 2 more weeks and then he can open all his presents :)

I wanted to mention an awesome giveaway going on till the end of the day.  Pennie from Mom Thoughts has the coolest giveaway where she is giving away two copies of the move Flipped.  This is one Giveaway that I would love to win....that movie looks so good :)  Click here to go to Pennie's blog so you too can enter to win :)

Mama M hosts 5QF as you all know by now so just click on the cool button above to play along :)

1. Do you open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

We open the presents on Christmas Eve.  We eat a really nice dinner with everyone in their dressy clothes at 6!!!  Then after dinner the dishes get done and then the presents are opened.  

2. What is your favorite Christmas cookie (or candy)?

Kiffels!!!  My Aunt Sharla taught me how to make them last year but her kiffels are the best!!!  This year she sent me some kiffels with the Christmas boxes and I am so happy :)  They are already half done....the boys are loving them too :)

3. What's the worst Christmas gift you've ever received?

I don't know??

4. Christmas song that you love?

This Christmas with Chris Brown.....just writing it on here got it stuck in my head and now I will be singing it all day :)  I love that song!!

5. How many trees do you put up?

ONE!!!  That is enough for me!!!  I haven't put one up yet this Mamma is making me all the decorations for our little tree.  I am so excited to see how it turns out :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Diamond Lava

The Company Christmas party that I went to the other day was held at The Blue Lagoon.  When we were walking to the entrance we saw that most amazing site....

Diamond Lava!!!

This is Ice on top of Lava that is all over the place outside of The Blue Lagoon.  It is a beautiful place to visit and is at the top of the list for most tourists that come to Iceland.   You can read all about The Blue Lagoon by clicking on the link.  

Isn't the Diamond Lava beautiful???

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Playing with the remote

I took these pictures of Kobe last night.  He was playing with the remote, he took the batteries out and then couldn't get them back in.

Trying to look innocent :)

He was so sleepy when I took these pictures and I think he was sleeping about 5 minutes later.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Busy week

This week is my long week at work and it is really crazy at work.  I was so busy today that I barely looked up from the computer all day...the only time I really looked up and walked away from the computer was to assist a customer.  This is how the weekend is going to be too.  I am so exhausted after the day that I am going to go to bed early tonight.  It is 8 PM and I feel like I have been hit by a truck I am so tired....the sad thing is I went to bed yesterday at 8 PM too LOL. 

Good night everyone!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Party pics

Here are a ton of pictures from Saturday night.

Here is my bestie Sigrun looking beautiful as ever!
 Sigrun took a picture of me on the dance floor.
 Sigrun and I together at a place called Thorodsen in Reykjavik.
Self portrait of Sigrun and I. 
 Sigrun :)
 Us again!
 Kissing picture of me!
 Sigrun dancing away at the club having the time of her life! 
 Here is my hair after taking the braid out.
Here is my beautiful sister putting on some lip gloss on our way to our company Christmas party. 
Here is a picture of my sister and I in the car on our way.  My smile was a little much but I tried to take our picture so many times and it never worked and I was getting tired of smiling LOL. 
There you have it, my weekend out :)  I had a blast and look forward to doing it again!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We interrupt this blog

I am going to take the day off from blogging today to recover after last night.  I got home at 6 am and have to say I am feeling a little bit ugh today.  I had a great time though and took some great pictures that I will post on here in the next few days.

Have a great Sunday!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Question 7

Today marks the 7th and last day of Question week.  I have now answered 70 questions about myself this week and I sure hope you have learned a little more about me in that time lol.

Today I have been getting the extra room ready for my dad to come over here tomorrow and work on it. It was a lot of work but I am finally done and am so glad.  I am going to a Christmas party with work tonight and then after that I am going to Reykjavik to go clubbing with my bestest.  I am so excited to get out and do something fun!!  It is 3:30 and I just realized that I forgot to go to the liquor store...thank goodness I have an awesome brother in law who just offered (after I told him he has to) to go for my sister and I.  The liquor store closes here at 4 pm on Saturdays :-O

Now I am going to clean up a little bit and then I am off to get ready for my big night.  Have a great Saturday everyone!!!

1. Do you text more or talk more on the phone?

I talk more!!!  It takes too long to text, I am faster calling the person and getting it out of the way!!

2. Have you ever crawled through a window?

Yeah I have done that a few times when I have locked myself out of the house or when I was crawling back in the house after sneaking out when I was a teenager...sorry Mamma :)

3. How much time do you HONESTLY spend on the computer a day?

HOURS AND HOURS!!!  When I am at work, I spend the whole day on the computer but that is because I work on a computer but facebook and my blog are always on and then when I am off of work I check my computer about once an hour....sad, I know!!

4. Do you wash your face/remove your make-up before going to bed?

I try to....I have adult acne and if I am not careful with my face it breaks out really bad so I try to always make sure it is clean before I go to sleep.

5. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Nope, that's what you call lust!!!  There is a huge difference!!!

6. Do you dye your hair and if so why?

I highlight my hair because I think it looks blah when I don't!

7. Are you materialistic? 

Nope!!!  I like material things but my life does not depend on having those things!!!  I want my children more than anything else!

8. Would you date/marry a man who is shorter than you?

No, I don't think so :(  I like tall men!

9. Do you wear make-up everyday?

I try to!!!  I look so blah without make up that I have to wear it....also I have adult acne and my skin looks bad without being covered up!

10. What is the strangest item in your purse?

A Tom and Jerry toy or a lighter that doesn't work!!!  I don't smoke yet I have a lighter in my purse and I have no clue where it came from.  I just looked in my purse and saw it there :(

Friday, December 3, 2010

Question 6

Today I went with my sister, Grandma, Kobe and nephew to Reykjavik to go shopping.  We went to the mall and the boys went into the play place there and off went the adults to spend some cash :)  We went into a few stores looking for clothes (I need something to wear tomorrow night) and found nothing :(  I was really hoping to find something nice but I wasn't really into it today.  My back has been hurting really bad for a few days now and walking around today was making it even worse.  I went and got a few little presents for the shoe (from the Icelandic Yule Lads).  Then I bought a craft to do tonight for our bi-weekly Girls Craft Night!  We have been getting together for the last month and a half to do some Christmas crafts and it is so much fun.

Tomorrow night I am going out to eat with my coworkers and then after that I am going to Reykjavik to go clubbing with my bestest :)  I haven't gone out since I came here and I am so excited to get out and let loose :)

Now onto the second to last day of Question Week.  If you want to play along just copy the questions and answer along on your blog.  Leave me a comment to let me know you are playing along!

1. Are you sarcastic?

Yes and no!  I can be really sarcastic at times but I am not always sarcastic.

2. Do you have any tattoos?

Yes I have two!  One on my lower back and the other on my left ankle.

3. The last person you held hands with?

Kobe today while shopping.

4. Do you like your life right now?

I'm really trying to!!!  I was having a really hard time with the divorce but I am putting all that behind me and I am going to start enjoying being single :)

5. What is your favorite animal?

I guess I am going to go with a Dog.  I love some of the exotic animals out there but a dog is a mans best friend right :)

6. How often do you talk on the phone?

Probably about once an hour LOL, no not that much but a few times a day at least.  

7. What is the most recent thing you bought?

Granola bars, shampoo, deodorant, tooth paste, presents for the boys, oh and 2 books!!!  I am so excited about the books!  I found out that the book store here sells books in English and I found some books that are in a series that I started earlier this year and I am so excited to read more books from the series :)

8. Do you have good vision?

I am supposed to wear glasses because I am really blind in my right eye and then I have astigmatism in my left eye but I am really bad about wearing my glasses.  

9. Can you hula hoop?

Yes I can!!!  I used to be better at it when I was a kid but I can still do it :)

10. Can you handle the truth?

Sometimes!  There have been a few truths in my life that have really screwed with my head and heart but I think it's better to know the truth!

Five Question Friday

It's Friday and I am off today as well as the rest of the weekend :)  I am so flipping excited I could do flips around the whole house....good thing there is no space to do flips in this house huh?

1. What's on the top of your holiday wish list and why?!

For my sons to have a good Christmas!!

2. What is your favorite Christmas gift from the past?

Last year my Mamma sent me a box full of home made Christmas gifts.  I was so excited, it felt like I had my Mamma there with me!!!  

My Aunt Sharla sends me every year a Snow Man decoration and I love them!!!  I have a great collection of Snow men (they are with my belongings that I had to leave in the states but will get back next year).

3. If you had life to do over, what would you be when you grow up?

I would be a Criminal Lawyer!

4. When do you put up your tree?

I usually put it up the day after Thanksgiving but this year I am a little late due to not having any decorations.

5. What is your favorite Holiday?

Christmas!!!  My children look forward to Christmas the whole year and it is so much fun to watch them opening presents!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Question 5

Sorry I didn't get around to writing a blog until so late but I had a really busy day at work today and then as soon as I got off of work I went to pick up Kobe from my Mamma's house.  It was 9 pm by the time I got home and we still had to eat.  I am going to make this blog post short and sweet so I can get my lil men to sleep.

1. Do you know how to use chop sticks?

Not really...I am too impatient for them!

2. What are you doing tomorrow?

I have off from work and I plan on tackling my spare bedroom so we can put the flooring down in there. The spare room was our work room and it needs a lot of work so we decided to wait till the end to finish it so the boys and I could move in faster.  Now the spare room needs to be finished so Kobe can have his own room and stop sleeping in his Mamma's much as we both like it :)  Kobe needs to have a place to have his toys and be able to play with other kids when we have them over.

3. Ever had a cream puff?

Yes and I really like them :)

4. What was the last question you asked someone?

Why don't you ask her?

5. Do you still buy CD's?

Yeah I bought an Usher CD before I left the states but it was the first one in awhile.

6. Have you ever walked into a wall/window/door?

Who hasn't LOL!!!!  I am as big of a klutz as the next person....aren't all people klutzes???  Oh, well....I am!!!

7. Do looks matter when it comes to the opposite sex?

Yes....I am gonna be completely honest and say that if I am not attracted to the man then I can't go any further with it!  I might sound shallow but I am being honest!

8. Have you ever slapped someone?

Yeah.......I don't remember doing it out of anger though, just playing around!!

9. What is your favorite color?

Pink and Olive Green!!!

10. Do you sleep with the TV on?

I can fall asleep with the TV on if I am really tired but it doesn't happen often.  If I do fall asleep with the TV on then I wake up at some point and turn it off.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Birgitta

Today is my sister Birgitta's 28th birthday.  Happy Birthday Birgitta!!!  Yesterday when I took Kobe to my Mamma's house my sister and her two children went with us.  We stopped at IKEA to pick up a thing or two and then we ate at IKEA.  I love how family friendly they are there, kids meals are free when you purchase a regular meal  So we paid for mine and my sisters meal and the three kids ate for free :)  Can't beat that!!

After that we went to Toys R Us and looked around at all the toys and let the kids play and dream of all the different things that they wanted for Christmas.  Kobe was loving all the Toy Story toys, he loves Jessie and calls her Cowboy Jessie and when he saw her he got really excited.  The kids had a sister and I had a blast too and got some great ideas for some Christmas stuff.  

Then off we went to get some Ice Cream.  At the Ice Cream store I decided to take some pictures since the kids ice cream was so doggone cute.

This is the girl that was working at the ice cream store or the Ice Cream Magician that made our children oh so happy :)

My beautiful sister AKA Birthday girl holding the finished product!

Here is a close up of the Ice that not cute?

To celebrate we are going to have lunch at the Chinese place in town....yummy I love me some Chinese and lucky for me so does my sister and her hubby :)

Question 4

I'm at work listening to Usher.....aaaahhhh I love that man!!!  It is 6:24 am and I am in a great mood!!!  I haven't been in this good of a mood since.....I can't remember the last time I was this happy!!!  I woke up in a super good mood and I plan to stay that way :)

Today makes day 4 of Question week and I have one participant.  My little sister Amelia :)  Amelia just started a blog of her own and you should all check it out know, she is my little sister and all :)  Besides, it's written in English!

The World Through My Eyes

Now on to today's questions.  Remember you can play along, just copy the questions and answer on your blog.  Just leave me a comment so I can come check out your answers.

1. Could you count backwards from 74?

Probably but who feels like counting backwards??

2. Who are you going to be with tonight?

Tyrique and Markus!!

3. Brown or white eggs? 

White eggs!  I don't have a clue what the difference is?!?!?

4. Ever been on a train?

No I haven't and I really want to go on one.  I have been on a little train at the Zoo though :)

5. Ever been on an airplane?

I went on an airplane for the first time when I was 2 weeks old!  I love flying and have done plenty of flying in my lifetime and it's not gonna stop anytime soon :)

6. What kinda cell phone do you have?

Blackberry Storm!

7. How old were you when you fell in love for the first time and what was his/her name?

I was 14 and his name is Shayne.  He is Tyrique's Dad.

8. Are you forgiving?

I can forgive almost everything and I am quick to forgive.

9. Do you use chap stick?  

Yes, in Iceland you have to use Chap Stick.  My lips are on fire half the time because of the weather :(

10. Last time you cried?

Last night, I was watching a show on TV and I cried at the end :(  It was sad and it was a true story!