Archive for June, 2009

Need a good laugh?

June 30, 2009

If you know me at all, you know I’m a total sucker for physical humor. Excepting my post-surgical sister (get well soon!), everyone needs a good belly-laugh right about now. I was searching the web for some picnic table plans for our back patio when I came across this clip…laughed so hard I had tears dripping onto the desk.  Enjoy and have a great night!

Caption reads as follows:
“Faceplant off of picnic table: can your face withstand this punishment?”

“I can’t understand French, but laughter at the pain of others is a universal language.”


Suddenly Sunday (with Pixar Undies!)

June 28, 2009

Sunday evening at the end of a weekend on call. Highlights of today include sitting with my wife on the couch eating Orange Sherbet. Man, that stuff is good. I have always considered Mint Chocolate Chip to be the flavor of summer, but am beginning to reconsider  sherbet (either lime or orange) as a worthy rival. We got Parker a swing off of Craigslist for $12. I’ll politely ask Jen to post some pictures of the joy that will ensue.

In Tampa (obviously) and even here in Nashville, there are Wal-Mart stores that have a hispanic clientele and are thus more Spanish-friendly. That has nothing to do with the purchases we made, but hopefully it helps paint a picture. We went to the little boy’s underwear aisle where we let li’l A pick out a new pack of underpants. Not old enough for Transformers and frankly he doesn’t know anything about them. The Sesame Street undies were too expensive. Jen didn’t like the Cars set, so it came down to Thomas and Pixar. He already has the Thomas and Friends 4-pack, so we got the Pixar undies 7-pack including: Lightning McQueen x2, Buzz Lightyear x2, Wall-E, Mr. Incredible with Dash (perfect for racing stripes), and Nemo.  These are not available on, but I cannot imagine that you’d really be interested in seeing the packaging (pun intended).

To get back to the topic of a previous post, Jen and I spent $60 going to see Star Trek a few weeks ago. It breaks down as follows: $16 tickets, $35 babysitter, $4 movie food. Okay, maybe that’s $55, but it seemed like $60. Maybe we payed the babysitter more. The point is, it is hard for us to get out and see movies these days. thankfully it was an enjoyable experience for both of us. I always remember my dad taking me to see Star Trek movies on the big screen. I knew that this movie was in production prior to his passing away and would have driven down to Oxford to watch it with him.

Of note, tonight is call # 107 out of 108 total for this academic year. Below is a happy neutrophil.


Venn Diagrams

June 20, 2009

I was showing Jen all of the fun posters at (can’t believe that she hasn’t seen them yet). They have a great t-shirt that I wanted to show. socialmediaEnjoy

Vacation at ‘The Cape’

June 16, 2009

Man, it’s been a while since we’ve blogged. Sorry to all you (4) faithful readers!! I’ve returned to let you know we had a wonderful beach vacation this past week at Cape San Blas, FL, and there will be pictures. Hooray!  Blogs are just not as fun without photos.  Mags and Rebecca, I’ll point Av in the direction of your previous comments concerning Cherry Coke, Star Trek, etc. 

  I’ll use this captive audience while you’re waiting to scroll down and see pictures to let you know how things in the Mixon world are going.  Well. We’re doing well.  I have been starting a vegetable and flower garden this spring and it’s been a trip – it probably merits its own post. Ok, you convinced me – photos and information about the garden will be posted separately!  Suffice it to say for now that I am glad to have stuff growing in it and am anticipating my firstfruits in a few short weeks!

Avery’s first year is almost over and June is a nice and slow month, so this is very good. I’m finding myself becoming giddy just thinking about him not being as busy – yeah, I’m pathetic.  He showed up at the house today at 4:00 due to a cancelled meeting and I almost passed out from shock! It was great!  We got to go to the YMCA as a family BEFORE dinner even! Wahoo!

Parker is walking finally – 15 months – and he’s getting quite good at it. The hands are still up rather high as his ‘balance beams’ but I love the early walking stage – super cute!  His words are slowly coming. New ones this week: ‘fee’ is fan, ‘sy’ is outside, cheeeese, ‘dow’ for down, and he’s finally gotten dada correct to the proper person. Av and I were both mama for a while there. 

Avery went back to playschool for the summer session (praise God, mom has a break twice a week!!) and loves it as he always does.  He’s still loving the water and is getting closer to swimming but not there yet.  He’s totally potty trained, which is a HUGE thing for us. Now if we can just keep Parker out of the potty…gross…no details on that one. 

I (Jen) am looking at the possibility of some very part time work as a nurse practitioner and am excited about that.  I am loving my yard, flowers, and garden – Av jokes I go outside just to look at the plants and veggies at least 3 times a day – he’s right! I pulled all 4 of them out there this morning to see a huge pumpkin blossom – didn’t get the camera out, though – I know you’re disappointed!

Ok – you’ve read enough.  Here are the pictures from our vacation. No, this is not exhaustive, but it gives you a good glimpse of our week. We had a blast. Enjoy!

who's excited!

jumpin' in the hole pop madewarming upreading with kidsloves a hatpreciousthe gang's all heresistersmama and parkerparker printsthe mixon menjust the 2 of ussunset


June 3, 2009

So, I have not had a chance to update this in a while. Recent things that I have desired to discuss include:

1. Why we spent $60 going to see Star Trek

2. Parker is walking

3. Avery took swimming lessons

4. I like Cherry Coke

5. So You Think You Can Dance is on

If any of those topics sound interesting, please let me know and I’ll gladly expound upon them. Thanks.