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Friday’s Letters 6.0

Dear HOT 99.5’s Kane Show– 
Thank you and DJ Dirty Elbows for kickin’ it old school on the Weekend Rollout this morning.  In particular, thank you for playing Motown Philly.  
“Could it really happen, or do dreams just fade awaaayyy, yeah.”  
Took me back!  And it made for a pretty awesome car-dancing session, as well.

Tell me this didn’t just make your morning
Dear Lady with the “Baby on Board- Stay Back” Sticker on her car–  
I wonder, is that sticker a warning for other drivers, or perhaps a reminder for yourself that you shouldn’t be texting while weaving in and out of traffic at 70 mph without using your blinker?   
News Flash:  You’re the one driving like a maniac.
Dear Invisible Children
Thank you for my Kony 2012 package.  It came in the mail yesterday, and I was so happy to finally see it.  I already put on my bracelet (and gave the second one to a co-worker/friend), and I can’t wait to start Covering the Night.
Makin’ him famous
Kinda stylish?

Dear Liam and Collin
I don’t want a day to go by without you knowing how amazing you BOTH are.  
It’s just incredible to be your mother, and I am looking forward to all the years ahead of us.  
(Another Liam quote: “I’ll never let go of you.”  Me: “You’ll never let go of me?  Why?”  Liam: “Because I love you.”)
Special moments
 Dear Hub
Let’s play hooky from work again soon?  Circle yes or no.
I adore you.
Dear Roasted Veggie Cous Cous
You’ve got me wrapped around your tasty little finger.  I think hub is getting suspicious.  I’ll meet you at the fridge at midnight.  I’ll be the one wearing pajamas with bed-head and drool streaming down her chin.  HOT!
My edible lover
Dear Friends
If you read my post from a couple days ago, I hope that you know that I was coming from a really gentle and sincere place.  One of fairness and love.  I’m struggling with the thought that I may have offended someone with my opinion.  But when it comes down to it, I have to stand firmly by my beliefs.  Again, if I offended anyone, please accept my apology.
Have a very happy weekend, y’all.
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[in Photos]: My Low-Key Weekend

Hub works every Saturday, so I have the entire day with my boys.  We usually get out of the house, because contrary to what some might think, it’s actually a harder day to manage at home.  I would much rather be out and about, letting Liam run himself crazy at a park somewhere, getting our shopping done, giving Collin a chance to nap (because he won’t at home… I mean, why would he?)

But not this weekend.  This weekend, it rained.   This forced me to STAY HOME!  And not spend money.  And instead, spend time on the couch with my babies, watching Disney movies, eating popcorn, drinking soda and dozing when I felt like it.  Saturday with my boys was so low-key and so very perfect.
Here are some of the things that made my weekend special:

Kony 2012 poster on campus.  It’s starting.
Baby kissy faces
Another amazing car that I want.  Right now.
These little ditties that I made the same night I pinned them .
My zexy hub
My family!!  This is Ray and Bri, who are affectionately known at Uncle Ray and Auntie B.  Like I said, family.
If these three pictures don’t make you smile, I don’t know what will….
His eyes…. are INCREDIBLE!

So proud of himself!
Sqeeeeeaky clean!

Sunday Dinner– Open-Faced Steak Sandwiches via Rachael Ray
Because who doesn’t have their own personalized ice cream bowl that they’ve had for the last 15 years of their life?
I have a leeeeeeetle obsession….
Whatever you did this weekend, I hope it was perfection!!



Friday’s Letters: 2.0

Dear World–  Kony 2012 
Dear Today Show–  Thank you for allowing Jason Russell to come on your show this morning and confront the public scrutiny he is facing for trying to rally the troops and do something spectacular.  That man radiates peace.
Dear Blogosphere– I absolutely adore you.  Not only do you provide me with an outlet to express myself openly, honestly, and creatively, you also supply me with SO many wonderful blogs and bloggers to read and enjoy.  It’s truly inspirational for me to be able to connect with people I don’t even know, just by reading their daily/weekly posts.  Because let’s face it… that is what life is about!  Human connection!   
As a side note, I’m finally hitting my stride (I think) in terms of finding my niche 
and my voice in this viral community, 
and I am looking forward to seeing what continues to 
manifest from my blogging efforts.
Dear PINTEREST!–  Even though you make me want to be a professional cook, a model, a photographer, and a designer,!  And you are good for the connection thing too… just on a little bit more of a superficial level.  I’m okay with that so long as you provide me with mindless distraction from the monotony of my job.  
Dear Job– Thank you for being boring and for allowing me the freedom to indulge in other parts of my life that I love, like my family and my schoolwork.  And blogging.  And pinterest.  Facebook… meh… over it.
Dear Facebook– Although I love posting pictures on you, you are quickly becoming my least favorite social media platform.  I am not willing or able to part ways with you, but if you want a bigger spot in my life, something has to change.  I miss us.
Bubba (aka- Liam)
Dear Liam and Collin–  
Keep shining baby boys!  
Momma loves you to the moon and stars and back, 
with no imaginable end.   
Puppy (aka- Collin) chillin’ with his big bro  😉
Dear Husband–  I am soooo looking forward to spending all day Tuesday with you. –random day, i know-  An entire DAY without children.  No babies crying no toddlers begging.  Just me and you.  Let’s just lay in bed and hold each other and cry ourselves to sleep.  I love you, my lover.
Dear Mom–  Thank you for being such a wonderful person.  I know there have been times you wanted to ring my neck, but I love you endlessly for refraining from doing so.  It is so admirable to watch you step up to the proverbial plate to be there for those you love.  I know how much Aunt Kathy needed you this week, and you didn’t skip a beat.  You never do.  
Dear Body–  All 175 pounds of you!  You are perfect.  Go on with ya bad self!  
Dear Friday–  Your only purpose is to propel me into the weekend.  Okay, and to give me a day where I convince myself that my otherwise daily bowl of oatmeal can justifiably be replaced by a [healthy but insanely delicious] breakfast burrito.  I guess you’re alright afterall.
Dear FRIENDS!-  Have a marvelous, stupendous, beautifully perfect weekend… whatever that means for you.


A follow up: Kony 2012

This is a follow up to my Kony 2012 post from earlier today

Due to the amount of attention the video has received and consequently brought upon Invisible Children, the organization has released a lengthy and informative statement regarding their mission, their financials, and their approach.  They just released it over their Facebook page about an hour ago.  It can be found here.  

If your mind is open to learning about this and isn’t your opinion isn’t completely solidified; otherwise, it’s probably not even worth it. 
I have read a lot of commentary about this over the last couple of days (dare I say too much).  I was utterly shocked at how cynical and cruel some people were being about Invisible Children and their mission.  I was so compelled by what I saw, heard, and ultimately learned, that I couldn’t imagine anyone feeling any differently.  
But alas, there are a lot of people who are unwilling to “buy into” all the hype, and who aren’t willing to pledge their support for Kony 2012 because it is facilitated by a group called Invisible Children.  There are questions surrounding their legitimacy and many people are skeptical about where their money is going. 
It seems that people will always find something to be skeptical about.  It’s a frame-of-mind.  It’s also a defense mechanism.  
It is my belief that if we are to acknowledge the atrocities of this world, we would then feel compelled and somewhat obligated to re-examine who “we” are as individuals.  For some, this is simply too overwhelming.  It is easier, for some, sometimes, to bury their heads in the sand and come up with excuses. 
Fortunately, there are millions and millions of people who do seem to be ready to throw themselves behind Invisible Children and stand up for an issue of global concern.
I’m all in.
Sign the pledge hereIt’s free.

Kony 2012

If by chance you haven’t yet seen the Kony 2012 video that is spreading like wild-fire online, it is just below.  Please take 30 minutes to watch and listen.  
This is so important!   

Not only will these efforts help to catch Joseph Kony, the #1 International War Criminal (learn more here), but this encourages global unity on the basis of PEACE, not war; LOVE, not hate; HARMONY, not division.  

This is such a pinnacle moment and such a poignant movement, but only if we as a collective people believe it is possible.
I believe!!
Do you?
You can read more about Kony 2012 and pledge your support here.

I know that most people have seen this by now, but if somehow my blog reaches someone who hasn’t, then posting this is worth the redundancy.  The point is to remember this guy; to not let his heinous crimes fall to the wayside of daily superficial life.  
Let’s not let that happen.  
Like Jason Russell (the director and voice of the video) said, if this were one of MY children, you better believe I would be exhausting my efforts to stop this man.  I would stop at absolutely NOTHING. 
And so, the time has come for humanity to unite and take a stand against injustice.  
A FOLLOW UP POST (for informational purposes)

Kindly and with faith~