Our "Real" Life Unsensored...

A friend did a post yesterday and left the sugar out. It got me to thinking a bit and wondered if I left the sugar out would you still like me...for me? Well let's just see about that...

We bring weird things into the house. I tell Jesse not to but he doesnt listen.

Jesse accidently hit the mother and killed her so what did he do. Bring the babies to me,ugh!

While we are on that subject of animals...yes. Alley broke her leg.

Do not ask us to pet sit. Our track record stinks....

You all know Jesse... that sweet kid that helped me in my kitchen. Did you know that on his 18th bithday he got this!


A tatoo. He asks me everyday to blog about it and I wouldnt. I couldnt! I thought you might ditch me as a friend. What kind of mother let's her kid get a tatoo on his bithday... Never say your kid will never. They do! Still my friend?

See this sweet duo?

They just think they can sing,Ha!

This is her again. She likes to be different. That includes her taking pictures in weird places. Try a school bus. A very old school bus. So whats so weird about a bus?

Not everyone can say they have one of these in their backyard. Not everyone can admit to having one of these in their backyard! Yes...that would be us! Well my Dad..he lives nextdoor, so I guess that counts. Still with me?

I eat cake! Lots of it! I stash a piece so I can eat it in the morning. Is it normal to buy bithday cake when its not your day?....
 
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I dress like a grandma sometimes and love it. I wear my waistline way to high and it drives my daughter crazy! If you noticed I left Madison out of the picture. She is still inocent and young and has not been around us long enough to pick up on our weirdness. The oldest two get it honest and gave me permission to post this sweet stuff for your viewing pleasure. I can now go a day without having to make up and excuse for not putting my sons tatoo in the morning post. I can take pictures of my yard without fear of y'all catching a peek of my Dads pride'n joy... aka..The bus!
So now all of you that wondered why I was blessed with such great perfect children know....
My kids are not perfect just forgiven. We visit the vet often. School buses make great props for pictures and sometimes you just gotta pull your pants up and take off those rose colored glasses. It's my life..weird as it may be but its mine. God sees past all of our imperfections. I only hope you can look past a few of mine. So you wanna add your name to my friendship list now..hehe. Do you coat your blog with a lil sugar? Try leaving it out of your diet for a day...its better for your health. Try it..I promise to still be your friend. I mean come on....I have a bus in my yard!! hehe..

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  1. Susie ~
    Bus or no bus I still love ya girl!

    Hugs~T

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  2. I love o'possums! Thanks for sharing! We did the same thing! Someone hit one outside my brothers house and the babies were running everywhere. They were soo very tiny though. Adorable! I love how they will hang off your finger with their tail! They are one of my favorite animals of the wild! :)

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  3. What a great post!!

    I personally love the bus pictures, especially the big rubber boots that are oh so common along the bayous of our great state.

    Your children are beautiful!

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  4. 2 words sum it up perfectly...
    "Life Happens". I love it that everyone is differently and quirky in certain ways. It makes life interesting! I'll still read your blog :)-

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  5. I actually like people BETTER when they don't sugar coat everything. Because it's easy to spot. I prefer real people. :) Love it all! The fact that your son got a tattoo, you guys housed opposums, your daughter took pictures in a bus, etc is NOTHING to be your friend over!! That's absurd girl! :)

    Heck, did you read my skunk post??

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  6. nope, don't sugar coat :) how can we help others and let them know we've been where they are if we try to be what we aren't. ha ha when you visit me, what you see is what you get. and i want no less when i visit you, dear friend. beautiful children, and personally, i think the bus photos rock :)

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  7. I love the possums, very cute, sorry to hear about puppies leg, I got tattoos for my my 16th and 18th birthdays and now I am a missionary in Africa, it doesnt make you a bad mom and I will read your blog forever!, I LOVE the bus photos.....your kids are beautiful, and high waisted jeans are back in europe..which IS the fashion capital of the world!....You are just ahead of your time.....I think that about covers it!
    Great post.
    x

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  8. I didn't know possums could be so cute! haha

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  9. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    OH MY WORD, Girl you are so funny! Sugar or sugar-free, you're down right silly! I'm sitting here smiling at what you call your weirdness, dare I share mine? *smiles* You're absolutely positively my friend, sugar or sugar-free. You have a blessed day Miz Susie!

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  10. Whew! Now I don't feel so strange and I like you even more!!

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  11. Oh, goodness, Susie. If you think for one second that we could love you any less because your children actually act like human beings, then I'm going to have to sit down and have a stern talk with you! LOL! THANK YOU for being real. I agree that sugarcoating doesn't do anyone any good, and I think many of us are secretly relieved that we're not alone in our imperfect lives. I went and read those true confessions and was embarrassed about how many of them I can stake a claim to (((blush))).

    Blessings!

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  12. You just moved from friend to BFF! HA! I also tend to house pityful creatures, and my mother in law has one of those beautiful buses in her yard at the family farm. The boys LOVE it! I like the tattoo, never for myself, but my brother (med school student) got one last summer and is so proud of his. Must be something with strapping young men. So thanks for being genuine! Love you even more!

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  13. Sister, I would let ya keep my kids, but NOT Max..LOL hahahaha
    LOVE YA HAVE A GREAT DAY....

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  14. Oh girl I LOVE you and you know why?????? You (and your family) ARE normal!!!!! YAY.....

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  15. From one high waisted, animal loving, mother of two boys...I say you are amazing!

    I have said 100 times that I'm going to put some gloves in my car so I can rescue those baby possums in the spring. I just can't stand it to see their mom's smashed.

    I'm proud of you and your family. :)

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  16. Love it and you!!!! Thanks for letting it all hang out.

    I love your weirdness!! We have plenty of that here too.

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  17. You are so sweet! I love hearing about all the quirky little things that make your family completely unique! You guys rock!

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  18. Too funny! Hey if you want to ship those possums...opossums...whatever...babies to GA I've got a mama in our back yard that can take care of them. Of course they might like hanging out in the bus. We, unfortunately, don't have one of those :) I think it's great. Look at it this way, at least it's not in your front yard. I've actually seen that before! Still friends :)

    -Hayley

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  19. o.k., but i want to see the real dirt!
    and...you never came over and comented...
    xo

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  20. LOL, I think you are normal. ;) Oh, I wear my pjs pretty much all day every day plus a little bit of spit up too. ;)

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  21. Susie! This was an awesome post, you sweet thang!I believe that most families--mine included--have their oddities! IT makes life more interesting!!

    Those pics of your daughter in the bus are simply gorgeous!

    Enjoy your day and eat all of the b'day cake you want to!!

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  22. You are so funny.
    We'll hang in there with you, cause let's face it - all good southern families have their own "bus" to deal with.
    Those possums would have to go.
    Enjoy your Wednesday.

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  23. I love this post Susie..sugar or not we are who we are. I know we all want to be "liked" but it just isn't that way in reality. I still love ya' to pieces, animals, buses, cake, tatts, high waisted pants and all, LOL, that is part of you. NOW if I shared mine..umm I don't think anyone would read my blog anymore, ROFL!! I've always said I'm the person in my family who puts the FUN back in Dysfunctional.

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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  24. So are you saying you wanna see my horrible closet????

    Suzanne

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  25. Okay, here is the impression I got of your "real" life out of this post. Your children have compassion enough to think about baby opossums and bring them home to a Mama who they know will take care of them. The dog broke her leg but at least she has a wonderful family to take her to the vet and get her the help she needs. And she's not on her own out in the wild trying to make it with a broken leg! Your son has a Mom who lets him be who he is and doesn't stifle him or pass judgement on him. As for the singing it shows me that your hubby and daughter know how to enjoy life and beat to their own drum even if it makes others ears ring! The school bus is just too cool. Everyone needs to think outside of the box once in a while and every child needs some sort of special place to remember playing in when they were young that is all theirs. The cake eating is a great idea, why can't everyday be a day to celebrate something? I will be buying some next time I go to the store!! The granny pants, well, sometimes you just have to be comfy! I think it's obvious that nothing but love exists in this family and you should be very proud!

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  26. Susie,

    Don't worry about the tattoo, my youngest (got hers at 14) and oldest daughters have them and it doesn't change who they are, I know I'll still keep reading your blog, hope you come across mine from time to time too.

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  27. This was a great post!! Those pics of your daughter in the bus were so good! I loved those. The tattoo is great too. My husband wants one so bad! :)

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  28. I think the more real bloggers are, the better!!! :) You being unsensored makes your blog that more enjoyable! :)

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  29. Yeah I love your *real* pictures. My favorite is your daughter in the bus! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I'll sign the friendship pad.
    an honest, warm, sensitive, forgiven friend is always welcome.
    love this post!

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  31. This made me laugh! My husband has 5 tattoes (don't tell anyone!), so I worry about that dreaded day that we're asked if our 18 year old can have one! Now for the bus...I have to process that one for a minute! :)

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  32. Hi Susie, I'm still your friend till the end!
    I had to tell myself not to worry, last year, when Xantiana got a tiny tatto on her shoulder, on her 18th birthday. She swears it's the only one she will ever have. It's Tae Kwon Do, in Korean alphabet. She is a 2nd degree TKD Black Belt, working on her 3rd Degree Black Belt. She's been studying about 8 years, is an instructor and has competed nationally. G'ma and G'pa love her and are very proud of her, even with that tiny tattoo :-).

    Now, if she had asked us to have a possum baby in the house, we might have a 2nd or third thought about that.;-)

    Sorry to hear about the pup's mishap!

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  33. I hate to tell you this...but you're normal! :) LOL!!! Of course we're still friends! Loved this post! Those pics of your daughter are SO amazing, and very cool to do with the old school bus! And tell your son that I like his tattoo!! If I told you that I still might get a tattoo one day, would you still be MY friend? :) Great post, so much fun to get to see the "real" sides of things sometimes!!
    "Let them eat cake!"

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  34. Just had to come back and add, I love the bus photos. Xanti (smiling girl with tiny tattoo) is our budding photographer. We sent her to school in Montana,last summer. She is amazing and would love to have a bus in her backyard as a photo prop!!

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  35. We've never housed possums but we did keep the Science lab's tarantula one summer -- with the understanding that if it ever got out the only way they would get it back was d-e-a-d. It survived and I did too. Do buses make cool playhouses for grands? I might start looking for one :)

    Vail in MS
    ps. I still so love my "sewing" tassel I got from you.

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  36. I HAD to comment about the tattoo. Don't feel bad, 10 years ago my mother was appalled when I got my tattoo @ 18 years old. But I've never regretted it, and it's just another thing that makes him unique, and, well... HIM. Our decisions as young adults reflect on the parents, right? If a tattoo is the worst thing, you're a damn fine parent.

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  37. Love this post. Sugar free is a great way to go. That's what I love about your blog you are "THE REAL DEAL". Have a great week!

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  38. You think those things are gonna scare me off?! Ha! We have neighbors two doors away with a blue bus, yes I said blue bus in their yard...And we live in town! Oh, the possum...We had one that was I promise the size of the doggie that was found dead in our backyard...It must have been behind our shed for days before our dog drug it out....Oh and what did Zack do with it....buried it! Why, I have no idea..We don't always cut grass once a week...Oh...and the weeds in the yard...So ashamed! I could go on and on.... *Smiles*

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  39. keeping it real! that's what makes you so wonderful! to be honest, sometimes i feel a tad "lacking" when i visit some other blogs who have every little thing staged to the nines! we don't live in catalogs or magazines....we live in a real messy thrilling world!

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  40. You are too funny!! Yes we still love you even if your daughter takes pictures in strange places and your son has a tattoo. I pray my children won't, but I'm thinking my lovely Olivia might do something like that or even a piercing where I don't want one. All we can do is do what you've been doing...raising the best we can and let go of them all one day. Happy Birthday to your son, he's gorgeous. You're a great mom!!!

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  41. People who live in glass houses....
    That said I will only say that I sit here in my grandpa cardigan shivering at my daugher's question
    "Can I pierce my nose?"
    Thanks for the smile.

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  42. Did you see my post about the near death experience in a bus last weekend while on a women's retreat. That bus was even weirder than your dads. lol!

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  43. There is nothing more wonderful in this entire world than real people . Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Susie, you are great, and I don't think any of those things are weird. Does that make e weird? lol

    I couldn't do the possum thing though, I just think they are creepy, but I don't think it's weird to look after any kind of baby animal.

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  45. Love it! I don't sugar coat but lots of things bother me that I don't dare write about, someone who it is about might read it:)

    Love the bus pictures!

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  46. Bus, Tattoo's, possums, dogs, granny pants, and any-time birthday cake in the morning...I though this was normal...at least that's how it is in the South...right?

    Enjoyed catching up with all of your post!

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  47. Add my name to the friendship list - you are too funny. The weird animal thing might freak me out a little but bus? I think those are some great pictures! And 18 is 18 - you've got to let them fly a little. (gulp, easy to say now when they are 6,4 and 1!) The birthday cake (in the am!) just makes you a kindred spirit. Nothing tastes better!

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  48. This is why I sooooo LOVE your blog b/c you are REAL! Loved the post today! I think your fam is beautiful....tatt's and ALL!!! (Funny....I had a little tattoo post this week!)

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  49. Sorry Susie, you can't lose us that easily! It'll take more than this post to scare us away!

    Don't worry about the tattoo. I thought for sure my 23 year old would have one too by now but none yet. We'll love them just the same, no matter what.

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  50. Susie! I'll always want you to be my friend! I'm just giggling reading your post! You told me your things - I'll tell you mine! When my daughter was a senior in high school, she was in the back yard sun bathing. I was puttering around the house and just peeped out the window to check on her. She was turning over to lay on her back and I saw this flash of light around her navel! I almost passed out. I spied a little more and she had a belly button ring on! I went out side and she starting flipping over to hide it from me. That little stinker. She had sneaked off with a friend and they got their belly button's pierced! I didn't tell her Daddy until after she got married. I think the hole has grown up now! So what's worse a tattoo or a belly button ring!
    About the school bus! I can't believe this! When I was a little girl growing up in Alabama my Daddy got the chance to buy an old school bus minus the nose - engine part and minus the wheels. He put it in the back yard and it was my play house! Isn't that amazing! When I saw your daughter posing, by the way, she's gorgeous, I just laughed. So, honey, if you're weird, so am I!!
    Be as sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  51. I think having a bus in the back yard is perfectly normal.... of course, I do live down the road from you in the LP, where there are ALOT of buses in back yards (or worse) After Katrina I had a toliet in my back yard. My father in law picked it up from the trash and brought it home.

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  52. Boy I love this post. It all seems perfectly normal to me. Too much sugar and you know it is covering up something...thanks for the normal. kath

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  53. Love it Susie! You got to keep it real!

    If we had possums in our area, I am sure I would eventually have one indoors. I once took a photo of a gecko in mt DR, just to keep it real. I also used to have pet snakes & iguanas & once my munchkin is old enough, I paln to again.

    Your children are beautiful & your family is lovely. For my 18th it was a nose ring. :) mom said I had to wait till I was 18 & I did. She threatened to hate, but she didn't.

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  54. I love this post...found you via LolaB. What a great blog you have! And I agree never say never!!

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  55. I'm not a tatoo lover and I hope he doesn't get addicted to them like my girlfriends daughter but I see nothing wrong with one or two.

    As for families, I don't care much about what is on the outside. It's about ones character, morals and values. If you have that along with a strong loving bond, you have all you'll ever need. And Susie, it looks to me like you have all you will ever need!!

    P.S. Your daughter looks great as a brunette as well as a blonde and not many can pull that off!

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  56. I like how your son is man enough to get a tatoo, but boy enough to still pull over and get the babies after he hit the momma:) The bus is not bad - at least you're not livin' in it! Great "real" post!

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  57. I think it's great to have cake when it isn't your birthday -- in our house we celebrate my 1/2 birthday! Anytime is a good time for cake!

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  58. I love the cake eating, too-high wasit wearing you! This is such a great post!

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  59. I can't handle too much sugar - it gives me horrible headaches :)

    I'm lovin' this post. I'd fit right in at your house.

    Mandy

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  60. Thanks for being so candid. Good to know at the end of the day we are all human :) Still on your friends list!

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  61. Your daughter is beautiful, but you are too. Love the bus.

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  62. You are the cutes.... Bus or no Bus I will be your freind... LOL You have a family and that is the nest part.... SHSHSH don't tell anyone I have one too...
    Love ya, MImi

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  63. Yes, we still want to be your friend LOL. But, gotta say. . . the rodents would not have happened in MY house. You are a WWAAYYY better mom than I am. Tell your son that, OK?

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  64. The truth will set you free! Great post!

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  65. Well... I would still think you are FABULOUS if you had an alien mother ship in your back yard!
    You don't, do you?
    You have a beautiful family, thanks for sharing some pics with us.

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  66. Susie, I Love how you are truly YOU. That's pretty much the same as me. What you see is what you get. I totally LOVE the bus pictures. I am so in to that rustic feel when it comes to photos. I think you and your family rocks. And I think that you and your family are just like all the rest of us.....REAL!

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  67. Oh my! Possums! That is cool---and scary. We met up with a big one in our dark back yard a few months ago--my daughter screamed so loud. I had no idea what was going on, because she was between me and it. :) The little ones are much cuter.

    Poor doggie.

    Still love you and your blog, tattoo, old bus (which, as a photographer, I love)and all. Being real is the best. I need to be better at that myself.

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  68. I love you that much more! Great to know you are just as normal as the rest of us!

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  69. You are sweet with or without sugar! I'm cracking up at the critters - I brought home a baby armadillo to my mom when I was younger. We even took it into the storm shelter during a tornado - ha! My mom was such a trooper!

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  70. So ture and yes i'm still your friend. My child is not old enough YET to make her own mistakes (i'll get to continue doing that for awhile ;-) and i've made enough for the both of us.

    Bus or no bus!

    Leslie

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  71. I love this post. Love it. Love the possums, love the bus, love the grandma outfit. One thing though...HOW do you stay so little eating so much cake?

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  72. Oh, honey, if I didn't coat mine with sugar I would have no readers at all! : )

    Seriously, I have one area of the living room that's worth taking pictures of, and that's the spot that gets on the blog! The rest of the living/dining room need such help...not to mention the dog hair needing to be vacuumed!

    As for the yard, don't get me started. As I look out the window, all I see is stuff that makes me depressed...leaves, twigs, dirt patches....sigh...not a flower in sight, although my hostas are coming up nicely. We do have a plan this spring, though. I just hope we actually follow through with it!

    Thanks for letting us see your "real" (notice I didn't say "weird") family. Y'all aren't weird, just real! : )

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  73. Susie...don't fret...I have a tractor in my back yard, with added appliances, lots of farm tools...in my mind I think country and cute...but in reality, the farmer dictates and we are probably weird too. I noticed your daughter had mud boots on...I love this because my cutie wears them too. My little princess would die of course if anyone were to see! have a blessed Easter!
    Debbie

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  74. Oh for joy a real woman with a real post.And real live baby opossums.
    I'm lovin this post it is the best thing I think I have read on any blog so far.!
    Yes life is great without too much sugar coating.
    Love the bus photos ,
    our son did not get a tatoo instead it was nipple rings :O ,
    love my boy but still don't get it .
    My son reminds me it is a generational break down.
    Oh well their allowed.
    Have a wonderful blessed Easter with your awesome family.
    It would be my pleasure to call you friend before the whole world.

    Happy Easter

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  75. I'm glad you wrote this...I honestly hate how most blogs never have any "sour" to them...always the sicky sweet and dare I say a lot of them "put on airs"...We all know no one's life is always so great and grand so why pretend it is? BTW,wish I knew someone with an old bus...definitely a cool place to take pictures!
    Also,my husband has two tattoos so that won't scare me off either:)

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  76. LOL. I don't have a bus in my yard (love those pictures though!) but I do have a son with a tatoo. He didn't get his on his 18th b'day - he waited 4 months until his best friend turned 18 so they could get one together. That kid is now 22 and will graduate from college in a few weeks - I can live with the tatoo!

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  77. Susie, as crazy as it may sound, I think I like you more.LOL

    Oh, how I dread the tatoo age!!! Your family is just precious.

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  78. You crack me up!!! We would all think you were more weird if you weren't so weird!!!! We're all weird! Gotta love it!

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  79. What a great post. In my opinion it is the quirky and non-sugar coated versions of people that make life interesting. Your post is the perfect companion for my post on being perfect (you have the right answer!) http://crabbydeal.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-cant-wait-to-be-perfect.html

    Thanks for showing your warts (and bus :-))

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  80. That's too funny about the bus! I seriously thought my dad was the only person in the world that would put an old school bus in his backyard...well actually 2 of them! He drove a school bus for 15 years and after he retired, he bought 2 of them from the county. He set them up on blocks, to use as storage, like a garage. After he passed away, we got rid of them. My brother will love to know that our dad wasn't the only one.

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  81. The imperfections are the best parts. Great post!
    ~Michelle

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  82. I will still add my name to your friendship list. Thanks for sharing the everyday normal things that happen and reminding us that no matter how good the pictures on blogs look~no one is perfect and thank God he still loves us and forgives us.

    Sometimes I dress like grandma, too, it drives my daughter crazy. My dog found a nest of baby squirrels and attacked. Oh the list could go on forever but I'll spare you.
    Ruth

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  83. Oh man you are a regular riot! I loved this post! Love how you tell it like it is!
    Very happy day wishes to you and yours~ Les

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  84. my dream house has a big ole bus on the side of it...on purpose! she is a retired school bus driver and her kids gave it to her for mother's day...she hangs window boxes off the side of it and plants beautiful flowers & i purposely had my kids pictures taken in it!!;D if the worst thing that 18 yr. old does is get a tattoo then yay! and i love your old lady pants...they look very comfy! love this post and thank you for keepin it real...i love to read your blog.

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  85. Hi Susie,
    I just love your blog. You have a beautiful family, and I love to hear about your adventures. And O'possums - that is so neat that your family is caring for them. And when I read that your dog broke his leg, I could relate. My oldest dobie, Bo, has a dislocated shoulder and arthritis. He is having physical therapy to help him deal with the pain, but I think it is harder on me to see him hurting. Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy visiting your blog - you always make me smile.

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  86. This is why I sooooo LOVE your blog b/c you are REAL! Loved the post today! I think your fam is beautiful....tatt's and ALL!!! (Funny.
    Man pills hereI had a little tattoo post this week!)

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