Monday, May 04, 2009

New address

I've started a new blog over at

I'm taking a picture a day... evey day... for a year.

Come check it out.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I guess I'm doing *something* right...

This morning Ole asked if he could eat the last cinnamon roll.  I told him he could, but that he'd have to share it with Luke.  He said ok.

He broke it in half ... and gave an equal part to Luke.  

Then Luke broke his part in half ... and gave it to me!

OH.  MY.  GOD.  

It was a moment ... and really only a moment ... but it was so genuine.  They both did it without hesitation.  I don't think I'll ever forget it...

Monday, September 08, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's Luke's fault...

I broke my toe. Again. Same toe too.

All I can say is: re-tar-ded! Here's how it happened...

Luke and I were in my bedroom on Monday evening. He was jumping on the bed. I was telling him to stop. I thought I'd gotten him to stop - at least for a little while - so I left the room to get his bottle from the living room.

I got as far as the dining room when I heard a loud THUNK. Then a brief moment of silence. Then screaming and crying.


So I turned around and went running back into the kitchen (to get to the bedroom) ... and that's when it happened. As I ran by... I kicked the leg of the kitchen island/butcher block. Jesus christ it hurt.

I couldn't stop though because Luke was still hollering. I hobbled the rest of the way. He was fine... just bumped his head a bit. I however ... am not fine. My toe is broken. I saw it on the x-ray.


The good news? My doc gave me vicodin! Weeeeeeeee.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Apparently the celebrity I most resemble is HENRY FONDA. WTF?

MyHeritage: Celebrity Morph - Old photographs - Geneology

He is one handsome boy.

Afternoon nap...


I feel empowered now.

I went to the blogher conference on Saturday ... and I got to meet two of my favorite writers: Heather and Alice.

They were both so nice and sweet ... and I'm inspired now to do a better job on this blog.

Stay tuned...

Saturday morning tee time

Luke playing through from Angela Corral on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I couldn't make this stuff up...

"My friend at camp - he says a lot of excuses. Actually he's not my friend."

"Camp is more fun than school. You dont have to do any math at camp."

"I was bragging a lot at Emma's yesterday."
"What about"
"About how good I am at things."

"Today is an unforgettable day. What day is it?"

Monday, July 14, 2008

More insight into the mind of 7 years old Ole...

Driving home last night in my Xterra:
"I wish this was a Ferrari. Or an RV."

This morning on the way to summer camp:
"It's extremely painful to get steamrolled you know."

The other day to my aunt:
"Sometimes I don't feel seven. Sometimes I still feel six."

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Kids these days...

Ole is 7.

He does not know a life without DVR. He takes it for granted that we can pause and rewind while we're watching TV. And ... he gets annoyed when he can't fast forward through commercials.

Ole: "Skip that part."
Me: " I can't. It's live TV."
Ole (annoyed): "Why not?"
Me: "You can only skip ahead when it's on the DVR."
Ole: "Fine."
Also ... he heard someone say something about a cassette tape once. He had NO idea what it was. Even after I explained it. It just didn't compute.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Look at his perfectly round head...

PICT0937, originally uploaded by The OK Corral.

More evidence that he's mine...

PICT0919, originally uploaded by The OK Corral.

Monday, June 16, 2008

My new friend...

PICT0848, originally uploaded by The OK Corral.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Black and White Ball Fun...

DSC02392, originally uploaded by The OK Corral.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Why is one of my eyes freakishly larger than the other?
I've always wondered...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Because I am so mature...

As I dried my hair the other morning ... I noticed a mosquito-eater on the bathroom wall next to the mirror. These are harmless creatures who do me no harm. They don't scare me or give me the creeps.
Why then did it take all the self restraint within me ... to not blast the little guy with my blow dryer? It was all I could think about the whole time I blew my hair dry. I had this nearly irrepressible urge to aim the hot air at it ... and watch it get blown away.

Alas ... I did not. But ... jeez ... why was it so hard?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

It made sense at the time

Becky made a list of things she needed me to bring her in the hospital:

1. fan

2. yogurt

3. behavior

4. snax

5. chance to become the new normal pie

Might have had something to do with the painkillers...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My boys...

PICT0787, originally uploaded by The OK Corral.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Another reason to love him...

Read this article if you don't get the video...

Monday, April 07, 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008