Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's Real Life-How I Roll


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Here is the It's Real Life badge and the code to copy which will put it on your post. The badge will appear on your page and will link back here to the fest.

This week's theme is How I Roll.

This week's It's Real Life is dedicated to McMommy. We 'met' because she had a funny minivan post back in April, asked to see the inside of our vans, and I played along. Thanks to her, I did an It's Real Life, before there was an It's Real Life!


This actually looks pretty good. I live on a gravel road after all.
Belle and Brielle. Cadrian's seat and blanket. The mail I had just picked up on the way home. Yay--Momsense magazine and my Stampin' Up catalogue!
Ignore the gunk. Stale Teddy Grahams for an emergency. Tissues are a must when one has severe allergies.
We love fresh breath around here--or is that farm fresh breath? Ha ha. Several state maps, because you just never know where you'll end up!
The requisite Diet Mountain Dew, choice of champions, and highly caffeinated new moms. My make-up, because when we're running late, I do it in car. I also have make-up in the house. Someone's phone number we no longer need on that yellow sticky note.
This is the back of the van. Underneath four lawn chairs you'll find Brielle's candy bag from the parade. An air compressor in case of a flat tire.
Also in the back, some treat bags, the Mei Tai wrap, a 'just in case it's sunny' hat, Aviana's "church bag" (an activity bag for service), and our reusable grocery bags, which I completely forgot about--as I had just taken in a week's worth of groceries that the bag boy managed to fit on top of all this paraphernalia. There are umbrellas under all this too.

And we have jumper cables under the insulated reusable bag--which I also forgot about thusly leaving the milk in the car during MOPS registration, justifying that it was a cool day and it would probably be ok.
Cadrian's diaper bag, wipes and yes, that would be a dirty diaper. I took these pictures just after arriving home is my excuse on that one. I had to change him in the parking lot and hadn't had a chance to dispose properly of the diaper. Yet.
Snack mix anyone?



If you would be so kind, please put your name and blog name in the first box and then in the second box, link directly to your post, instead of to your whole blog. To do this, publish your post, click on the title, copy (control + C) the address that comes up, including the http part.

For example I would put:
Your name: Jessica at Farm Fresh
Your url: http://farmfreshiowa.blogspot.com/2008/08/its-real-life-how-i-roll.html

25 comments:

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

okay - I'm not so bad off - I think any mom with kids will have a vehichle that is somewhat the same in clutter and leftover snacks!! Love this - Your carpet looks very clean!!

McMommy said...

Oh Jessica!

I kind of feel like it's our anniversary or something!

You know, since this is how we "met"......

Should I buy you some flowers?? Take you to dinner??

Five Country Redheads said...

I'm so excited my first "It's Real Life" post. Hopefully I did it right. Thanks for such a great idea!!!

mommablogsalot said...

Yay! this was fun! I'm surprised I didn't find any old stale food in the car - son must have eaten it all...

Cheryl Lage said...

Ooooh! You're braver than I am....I don't get too close to the carseat bases for fear of what I'll discover! ;)

Fun to play along!

Mandy said...

I think Cadrian came just to spoil my clean van! (He came right before you were planning on doing this and at that time Justin had just cleaned our van!) Hey...do you sell Stamp'in up?

Maggii said...

Yay! I love the it's Real Life posts...glad it's back.....my car looked just like yours when my kids were little.....ok, who am I kidding, it STILL looks like that!! LOL

Loni said...

This was the first time I participated in It's Real Life...but I read your blog all the time! Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your posts!

Jan said...

When our kids were young, there were no mini-vans, yes we're old, but if there were mini-vans, our would have looked just like yours.

Lauren W said...

Yay! I'm so excited that It's Real Life is back :) I love it.
I also love those two little heads in that second picture. It makes me wonder what they were looking at ;)

Patrice said...

So excited It's Real Life is back! Unfortunately, I can't participate this week because not only do I have a working camera, but I don't have a car :( sad I know! But hopefully next week!

gina said...

I saw your tissues and laughed. Since we buy toilet paper in bulk at Sam's Club- we don't buy tissues. WE all are big allergy sufferes. So I have a roll of toilet paper in my car, in my pocketbook, in almost every room of my house...I could have done a how we "roll" post with a twist. lol

Lindsay said...

Love it! Love the theme - good work. I'm so in! I'm just trying to figure out where I put my name in...I don't see Mr. Linky on your post. Hmmmm.

Sandra said...

LOL I think all mom's cars look like that, I have some leftover snacks in my back seats too, for when I get hungry while driving...LOL J/k of course!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Loved this! I wanted to get my post up sooner, but real life got in the way... went to post last night and hadn't taken the pictures...at 10:00 as I sat with my broken toe propped up in the air I didn't feel like heading out to take pictures of my minivan. I did get it done during nap time today though! Thanks for the fun!

Joy said...

Darn it! Daniel left the camera at church......... arg! I'll participate next week!!!

Your van looks a LOT like ours! LOL! Just blame it ALL on the kids!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Well, better late than never, right?

Sorry I am so stinkin' late.

Have a great Real Life day!!!

-Andrea

Marfa said...

It's REAL, I'm not going that in depth...my car honestly needs a thorough cleaning!

Annika said...

Love your humor! I enjoy it's Real Life, looking forward to the next one.

P.S. He loves you... said...

Adding your link to my blog...because I likey!

Will be back for next weeks entry as you don't want to see this OCD SUV...it's stained up because of our little sticky fingers but still cleaner then most?! So solly!

Hillari said...

Hi, Jessica! I found your blog through Mandy's and have enjoyed reading. I've decided to join in the "It's a Real Life" fun too!

Rachel said...

Love it!

~~tonya~~ said...

OK--I played and made my post. This was fun!! Hope to join in again.

dmarie1975 said...

So glad It's real life is back. Gee I think you started something. LOL at the snack mix! Oh and the air compressor is a great idea! I might have to borrow that one.

Henley on the Horn said...

Glad to see everyone is not PERFECT! Keep it real!