Sunday, January 31, 2010

It's complicated (for a Momma)

My little man is in love. He is in love with a little red-head from school. But it's quite complicated, this pre-school love. Because you see, Cole loves A. Cole has a best buddy at school N, who also loves A. But A does not love Cole. A loves N:(

Cole I believe could not care less that A and N were holding hands at school all day. Or that N and A were crying for each other after school. Pre-school love, isn't really all that complicated. Not for them, ya know, the pre-schoolers. My heart is broken that little man didn't get the girl. But Cole, in all his innocence, doesn't see it that way. There's no jealousy. It's just all pure love. It can shared. Cars however cannot be shared. Not at this tender age. But then again, adults can share their cars, but certainly not their loves.

Starring in the below movie are Cole, N and A.
(Having problems removing sound from video-names are revealed and we can't have any of that!)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Most Common First Letter for Last Names

I realize this is pretty uninteresting information for most of my blog readers. But I am placing it within my blog for my own future reference and also for the reference of the world wide web.

I found the most common Last Names quite easily at BUT Smith being the most popular last name does not necessarily mean that S is the most popular letter. For example -- Johnson and Jones are both in the top 5 popular names totaling about 1.2 million more then Smith (2.7m vs 3.9 (2.2 and 1.7m)).So what this all means is that I had to do some extra work-and count for myself.

These are my results:
#1: W - 5.854 million
#2: J - 5.347 million
#3: M - 4.854 million
#4: S - 4.53 million
#5: B - 4.131 million
#6: R - 3.774 million
#7: H - 3.397 million
#8: T - 3.17 million
#9: C - 3.066 million
#10: P - 2.573 million
#11: G - 2.422 million
#12: A - 2.118 million
#13: L - 1.996 million
#14: D - 1.553 million
#15: K - 804,000
#16: E - 765,000
#17: Y - 531,000
#18: F - 503,000
#19: N - 446,000

Now, please keep in mind that you may want to double check my math. My source is and I don't know how accurate it is but for my own purposes, it was accurate enough.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Drafts Folder Sucks!!!!!!

******Before you read this post, make sure you read the last post. This is the horrifying part 2.

I just finished that post on how great the drafts folder was because I found an email I never sent out about Cole crawling and it took me back in time. I closed it by saying I would return to the drafts folder to see what other goodies I could find. Well I did. And I shouldn't have.

I found this in my drafts:

Subject: Birth Announcement - {Insert competing company name here} 

Greetings All,

I just ordered Thomas Cole's birth announcements and I wanted to tell everyone I knew about this cute website. They do personalized photo birth announcements, thank you cards, invitations, christening, holiday cards, etc. You get to design your own cards, you can order from their current designs or you can mix and match designs. You pick your photos and they can adjust them to b&w or crop them. Excellent customer service, they responded to inquiries and changes promptly and they were very courteous. The best thing about them is that you can design and order the cards or you can have the "design only" option for $35 and they will send you the high resolution card so you can print yourself, have it done locally, or email out. Will and I higly recommend them for all your personalized invitation needs. If you're too busy to peruse their website, take a peek at our announcement (since we're dying to show it off) and you'll understand what I mean by cute. Also, their website is:
Take care and Enjoy!!!

Does anyone see a problem with this? Like a huge major problem!!!!! Um, does that company that made Cole's birth announcement sound a whole lot like my favorite company in the whole wide world? That's right! It does. It sounds like my company. I accidentally sent a draft email that was intended for the recycle bin to EVERYONE. IN. MY. ADDRESS. BOOK!!!!!

Basically, I just sent all of my contacts (from like 3 years ago) an email telling them to go buy from them because they are awesome!!!!! HELLO???? Silver Lining: I have made many many new friends that were not on my old emails contact list so Yay,...I guess.....

So I had to step it in high gear (did I phrase that right?) and send this email out:

Subject: The last email was a mistake!!!!!!

I was looking through my drafts folder and sent that email out in error. Absolute horrid error! As you may or may not know, I am designing cards now! I was supposed to hit delete and I hit send. OH THE HORROR!!!

But I cannot lie, they were fantastic when I had that need but I wasn't intending on sending my business away!!!! OMG I cannot believe I just did that!!!!! I will now go take a cold shower because I am sweating!!!! Who jacked up the heater??? Hyperventilating! Gonna. Get. A Brown. Bag. To. Breathe. In.

And wouldn't you know it! I had to send this out to every single person in my address book!!! I really am gonna be sick.


In the meantime, browse my site. I can design anything!

Vannessa Eggleston

Ok. The damage has been done. I am gonna go get drunk. At least then I can blame the alcohol and not nostalgia.


*Barf {still}*

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Drafts Folder

I was looking through my drafts folder and in there I found this written (or drafted) September 26, 2007 :

Cole is now crawling and pulling himself up to a stand, we are absolutely delighted! Just kidding - it's horrifying! He has some bruises and has gotten in a fight or two with the dogs. He now can crawl up to their food bowl and their cage and well-they don't like that very much. Anyone want 2 yappy little chihuahuas?

So that's when Cole started crawling! I should have been blogging all along. I never recorded these things! Thank goodness for never-sent emails! Wonder what other little goodies I might find in my long-lost emails! Gonna go have a look-see...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

For me!

January 2, what day was that? I don't even remember. I don't even care. I was sitting there and Cole comes up to me with his hands together in front of his face, in prayer:

"I want you a baby."

What? He was praying to God for me. I just cannot tell you how in love I am with this little man. This little man who has a heart of gold. He didn't pray for cars, or toys, or a brother or sister for him. He prayed for me. For me!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sometimes Mommy has to lie to get a break

Alright, so I did it. I lied. Not just about a little something. But about a big something. A big something to one particular almost 3 year old.

Cole has been obsessed with birthdays. His birthday lately. So we just had one very special birthday come and go; the birth of Jesus. And I promised him as I was trying to console a very sad forgotten little boy that his birthday would come after Jesus' birthday passed. His birthday is February the 8th. These days, Cole has been reminding us that Christmas and Jesus' birthday have passed. Like if to say, "let's get my birthday on".

But in all my mommy-ness, I completely forgot that before Cole's birthday, and after Jesus' birthday, are my birthday and my mom's birthday. I thought that maybe it would not be such a big deal to kinda spring it on him on the day and not have gifts but just do a cake. Or not say or do anything at all. But....right. That's not gonna happen. I like cake and gifts and attention so on to Plan C.

Well, you see, thing is, there was no Plan C. We went over to Mimi's this afternoon for lunch and she announces to Will and I that she has some late Christmas gifts for Cole. I see opportunity. I take it.

I announce, "Happy Birthday Cole!" "You have birthday presents." Everyone plays along. He opens his gifts and throughout the day I have casually mentioned that now his birthday has passed. I don't think he bought it. And I don't even feel terrible about it. I am justifying it in my head. He's 2. He doesn't understand time. Next year he will, or might, or not. But I think I bought (rather Mimi did) ourselves some time. But right now, I probably should go back into his room and remind him that he got presents, his birthday has come and gone. So that in a few short days, mom and I can enjoy our own special day.
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