September 15 09

Happiness is spending 2 hours at the doggie ER and having them tell you that Indiana is going to be OKAY. Also, a night with no vomiting. Also, getting him to take his meds. YES. yes. yes. yes. yes

Happiness is catching your daughter in a moment. one of those my-chubby-toddler-is-no-longer-a-toddler moments.


Happiness is not feeling bad about making ridiculous confessions about irons and small wieners.

Happiness is the return of Gossip Girl, even though I am disturbed by all the hair changes…Nate, Dan, Rufus, even Eric. It’s like they had a soft water problem on set. or something.

Happiness is totally buying a plaid shirt just to be able to look like a farmer when you, you know, are actually FARMING.


No, I am not kidding. Not only did I don my lab coat and glasses and safety boots and hard hat to go into the McCain french fry facility…but I was out there ON THE FRIGGIN’ HARVESTER machine. and, now I totally want to own a potato farm of my own.


you can totally see it, right? FarmerAli.

Happiness is trying on legging jeans with your sister in Bloomingdale’s and laughing so hard that your cheek muscles ached, because it may or may not have taken TWO of you to hike those puppies up. (ps. I might buy a pair. don’t you judge me)


Happiness is a giant McVanilla Latte, especially after being forced to drink the shitty Best Western coffee. That was so elegantly served to us in mini styrofoam cups (CLASSY!)


Happiness is the moment right before the trouble begins


Happiness is capturing THE ANGST to bribe her with in the future. or to let her steal so she can make fun of herself on her blog. hello, bershon!


Happiness is the look on your son’s face after he got his THIRD huge hit to help his team win the game.

Happiness is finally deciding to learn how to use your fancy-pants coffeemaker.

Happiness is finding a $10 bill your jeans this morning so you can splurge on that grande nonfat pumpkin spice latte with only one pump (because otherwise…too sweet) and promising yourself that you can learn to use the fancy-pants coffeemaker tomorrow.

  1. That first pic reminds me of the time that I saw a picture of Luka, and he looked like he was all arms and legs – a boy, not a baby. 🙁

    Comment by Jay Andrew Allen on September 15, 2009
  2. So glad Indy is going to be OK! Hurray!

    I’ve never heard the term bershon, so thank you for linking to it. That’s a perfect example!

    Comment by Kristabella on September 15, 2009
  3. I am so, so happy to hear that Indiana is out of the woods! We lost our puppy this summer and it sucks (our “puppy” was 17 years old though…she had a good, long life). Love the bershon. Congrats, Josh! Isabella is a beauty! And, the plaid looks good on ya.

    Comment by Jen on September 15, 2009
  4. Glad the puppy is okay! And you should tell Emily that is a very Edward Cullen-esque pout.:)

    Comment by Kaleigha on September 15, 2009
  5. So so so so glad Indy will be ok!!!

    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on September 15, 2009
  6. I am so, so happy to hear about your puppy!

    Comment by C @ Kid Things on September 15, 2009
  7. Yay about Indiana! The other stuff is cool too!

    Comment by Mac & Cheese on September 15, 2009
  8. Legging jeans?????

    I’m so glad Indy is OK!!
    .-= Suzy Voices´s last blog ..Are You Kidding Me???? =-.

    Comment by Suzy Voices on September 15, 2009
  9. Happiness is NOT EVEN KNOWING that the Gossip Girl premiere was last night and finding it on your DVR while your boyfriend is out of town and you have the sads.

    (also, so glad your puppy is doing better)

    Comment by Rhi on September 15, 2009
  10. Oh Happiness! Indiana’s going to be OKAY! thank God. YAY!!!

    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on September 15, 2009
  11. I’m so happy that Indy’s going to be okay. Yay!

    Comment by Tova on September 16, 2009
  12. If you buy the legging jeans, we’ll all be able to see when you have a $10 bill in your pocket 😉 Here’s to focussing on the good stuff.
    .-= kgirl´s last blog ..Crisis/Catharsis =-.

    Comment by kgirl on September 16, 2009
  13. So happy that Indy’s going to be okay! And Bella? Where’d the baby go? 🙂

    Comment by Nenette on September 16, 2009
  14. yAy Indy! I missed the season premier of Gossip Girl and I am so sad. I shall have to find it online. And I totally agree, ten dollar bills and pumpkin spice latte = happiness!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Circles =-.

    Comment by Katie on September 16, 2009
  15. I may possibly judge you about the legging jeans, but I would have to see them on before making any judgments. Just sayin’. My judging would probably be more of a jealousy thing, though, because I would all kinds of awful in legging jeans.

    Comment by Amanda of Shamelessly Sassy on September 16, 2009
  16. Happiness is discovering from reading your post how to make the Pumpkin Spice Latte less sweet. Thank you!

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on September 16, 2009
  17. Finally some good new about Indy! Give him some hugs and kisses for us. I am so glad so much happiness has found you there in Atlanta. 🙂

    Comment by rachelb on September 16, 2009
  18. Happiness is so wonderful! I loved Eric’s hair on GG. Not sure about everyone else. I’m totally hating Vanessa’s weave. She needs to do something about that. Your kids are gorgeous. It’s good to hear that they are growing up in happiness.

    Comment by Angel on September 16, 2009
  19. Sorry, but what the hell is a grande nonfat pumpkin spice latte?

    Comment by Denguy on September 16, 2009
  20. I’m so, so happy about Indy! But–Oh, ALI. Not the jeggings! Noooo! 😉

    Comment by metalia on September 16, 2009
  21. I would totally buy Ali Martell Farm Grown French Fries, too.

    Comment by Avitable on September 17, 2009
  22. I’m so happy the puppy is doing better!

    Comment by Just Shireen on September 17, 2009
  23. So happy that little doggie will be okay. As far as the plaid shirt goes, it doesn’t seem to be too long ago that you posted a photo of yourself from, hmm, I don’t know, the 80’s maybe? in a plaid shirt. What goes around comes around I guess! LOL!

    Comment by pat on September 18, 2009
  24. noooooooooooooo!

    don’t buy the jeggings… lol those things are scary with a capital SCARE!

    Comment by Bronnie on September 21, 2009

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