Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Who are you, and what do you want??

*Update: Look what I just found on a website: A bird is tapping on the window with its beak. Sometimes it is merely pecking at the window; sometimes it seems to be attacking the window. What is going on? In the past, many people took this to be a bad omen foretelling the imminent death of someone in the household. An ancient belief cast birds as the souls of the dead and a bird attacking a window or otherwise trying to enter a house was believed to be the soul of a dead person coming to lead a departing soul into the afterlife. Well that's just GREAT. It's getting more aggresive and tapping almost continuously at different windows. What in the world!?

Ok, I have a problem. Well I have many problems, but I have one specific problem right at the moment. A little background: Some of you may know this and some of you are about to learn. I have a phobia. It's a phobia called: 
Ornithophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of birds. Sufferers from ornithophobia experience undue anxiety about encountering and even being attacked by birds although they may realize their fears are quite irrational
So yes, I do know that my fears are "quite irrational" but they are real...very real. It makes eating outdoors, even in beautiful Hawaii where almost every restaurant you go is open air, extremely stressful. For me and for everyone else who has to witness my anxiety when the birds come near me. I have a thing with their wings flapping. In fact, just typing this is making my heart beat a little faster. I cannot, I repeat, cannot hear wings flapping. It is the most awful sound in the world to me and could bring me to my knees in fear. 

Once we had Don Piper, the man who wrote the book 90 Minutes in Heaven, visit our church and speak about his experience he had when he spent "90 minutes in Heaven." One of the sounds he described that he had heard in Heaven was the sound of Angel's wings flapping. I looked at my husband in terror. I started to panic. Oh no! What am I going to do? That doesn't sound like Heaven. That sounds more like the "other place!" Good thing when we get to Heaven there will be no more fear. Whew! 

Anyway, so I've got this completely irrational and crazy fear of birds and that was more than a "little background" for the story, but it's important. 

Now on to the story: I fear I may have a bird that is trying to come in my house. For what reason, I have no idea. But the mere thought of it coming in my house is enough to paralyze me and make me start to hyperventilate. The other day when we returned from our "evacuation" I was standing in the living room and I hear this tap......tap tap.......tap. I couldn't figure out what was making that tap sound. So I started looking around to find the source. All of a sudden, I saw it. It was a cardinal. Tapping. At my living room window! It looked as though it was trying to get in my house! After a few minutes, it stopped and we went along with our day. Mind you, I still had that cardinal in the back of my mind, but I figured it was a fluke and it would leave us alone. I was wrong. So the next day, I hear it. Again. Tap....tap.....tap. I start to sweat. I look up at the living room window. I see nothing. Hmm... I walk around the house following the sound. It leads me to the girls' bathroom. There is only one small window at the very top of the wall, above the shower. Then I see it. Again! It's that same cardinal, trying to get in my house! Through a different window! This is just too much. And guess what? He's back. Again. For the third day! 

What does this bird want with me and why is it trying to come in my house!? We did have a rather large tree come down in our backyard because of the hurricane. So I started thinking, maybe the bird's nest was in that tree and maybe he wants to come and live in our house now, because his house is ruined. Not gonna happen...nice try buddy! Or maybe he thinks I'm the one who destroyed his house and he's coming to take his revenge on me. All I know is I won't let the girls open the back door at all and if they go in and out of the front door, they must run and close it as fast as possible. Lord knows what lengths this bird will go to come in my house. He's already tried multiple entrances trying to tap his way in. I thought birds had brains the size of a pea or something! I just hope he doesn't come back with a bird posse and they all start tapping at my windows to come in. That would be enough to completely put me over the edge. 

Monday, September 29, 2008

Trick or Treat Bowl

Check out this awesome candy bowl I got at Target today! I am so in love with this thing, I had to blog about it. I saw this bowl about 2 or 3 years ago and back then I had the restraint not to buy it. I walked by it many times and always wanted to pick it up, but never did. I always regretted not getting it. I would think about this bowl occasionally and from time to time I would envision little costumed people skipping up the pathway to my door and reaching their little hands into the bowl overflowing with candy and treats. And I would get so mad at myself that I did not grab it when I had the chance. So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw it sitting on the shelf today! I was giddy. Anyway, just thought I'd share my happiness with you.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Not Me Monday

I swear I did not have a moment of sheer excitement and a little bit of "star-struckdom" yes I completely made that word up when I saw that MckMama herself had commented on my "Not Me Monday" post from last week. No way....that would be borderline....well.....weird. If you don't know who MckMama is, she is the one who started the "Not Me Mondays." The one. The only. The original. And she commented on MY "Not Me Monday!" But I most certainly did not almost literally jump up when I saw her name on my comments. NOPE. 

I really and truly did not try and super glue my 5 year old's wand for her Halloween costume back together and when unsuccessful, just put it away somewhere in hopes that maybe, just maybe she might not remember about the wand and never ask me about it. Yeah Right!

I did not absent-mindedly leave my wedding ring just lying on my Mom's kitchen counter knowing she has a housekeeper that puts everything in a place it's "not supposed to be" then frantically search all over until my husband revealed he had picked it up. By the way, he kept it in his pocket ALL DAY before telling me he had picked it up, just to watch me squirm.....thanks honey....appreciate it. 

I did not spend time this week learning how to sew with an actual machine....actually, I did! I did! I did! Woohoo!!! Woah...ok....I got off track there. Now where was I......I did not....

I did not stand in the fruit section of the grocery store and feel pressured to squeeze, smell, tap, or whatever the fruit because I felt like people were watching and I needed to at least seem like I knew how to pick good fruit. 
And I did not just visit MckMama's blog and fly over to mine in a panic to finish this post because 36 people had already posted their "Not Me Mondays" and, well, I don't want to be last. 

Check out MckMama's "Not Me Monday" too!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


1. What time did you get up this morning? 8:00 well, I confess...the girls woke me up at 8 and I turned on the tv for them and went back to sleep until 8:30. They wanted the tv anyway. It's not like I was FORCING Sesame Street on them...don't judge.   :)

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds although my husband really lucked out with me...I'm not all that into any kind of jewelry. 

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Burn After Reading so, so great! I LOVE all things Coen Brothers

4. What is your favorite TV show? I don't know that I can name one favorite, but I love The Amazing Race. I want to go on that show....anyone wanna be my partner???

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? coffee another confession: sometimes I eat powdered sugar donuts & chocolate milk. Y-U-M!

6. What is your middle name? Allyson my parents have an ongoing "discussion" about who actually spelled it with two "L's" My mom insists that she spelled it with one and my Dad went behind her back when filling out the birth certificate to spell it with two.

7. What food do you dislike? Most people who know me would say it's a much shorter list to name foods I DO like. I am very picky....it's a texture thing....don't ask. 

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Another impossible-to-narrow-down question. I like Jason Mraz at the moment.

9. What kind of car do you drive? The Ultimate "Mama Mobile" - Suburban

10. Favorite sandwich? Turkey. Plain. As in nothing on it. Try explaining that one to the sandwich maker at Subway and see the look you get! I told you...it's a texture thing. 

11. What characteristic do you despise? Conceitedness yes that is an actual word. I looked it up myself, just to make sure. 

12. Favorite item of clothing? String Bikini. What's that? Oh you think I'm kidding? Well in that case, you'd be very, very right. Jeans don't know what I would do without them. 

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation,
where would you go? Italy can you imagine how many pictures I would come back with??

14. Are you an organized person? depends when it comes to my kids and their schedule, etc, yes. When it comes to my own life, not in the least. 

15. Where would you retire to? Somewhere on a lake. With a boat. And a wakeboard!

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? I have now been sitting here for the past 20 minutes trying to remember something and I am at a complete loss. Not to come up with something memorable, but to anything I have done on any of my previous birthdays. To my husband: It's not your fault. It's not that you haven't made my birthdays memorable...I literally have a problem with my memory. But you already knew that!

17. What are you going to do when you finish this? Help my Mom with dinner

18. When is your birthday? June 7th

19. Morning person or a night person? Definitely night

20. What is your shoe size? Depends on the maker of the shoe. Usually 6.5 or 7.

21. Pets? Nope

22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Umm..I created a brand spanking new blog for my photography business. Check it out: www.bellableuphotos.blogspot.com shameless plug, what can I say?

23. What did you want to be when you were little? A Singer

24. How are you today? Good...the great weather is nice and I feel nice and engergized after drinking my Starbucks Double Shot Espresso. 

25. What is your favorite flower? I really love Hydrangeas

26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Halloween

27. What are you listening to right now? My girls playing a game with my younger brother - so cute. 

28. What was the last thing you ate? Subway Sandwich. Turkey. Plain. 

29. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Orange

30. How is the weather right now? Looks like I jumped the gun in question #24. It's great.

31. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My neighbor He's keeping me informed of the info. on our electricity etc. while we are still "displaced."

32. Favorite soft drink? I'm a Dr. Pepper Gal. 

33. Favorite restaurant? Ok, what's up with all these questions...I mean there is NO way I can narrow down my favorite TV show, music, or food! I can eat some Macaroni Grill though.

34. Hair color? Good question...not so sure.

35. What was your favorite toy as a child? I loved any game...still do

36. Summer or Winter? Winter

37. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate, Dark & Bitter

38. Coffee or tea? Coffee in the am, Iced Tea with food

39. When was the last time you cried? umm...yeah....I don't do that.   ;)

40. What is under your bed? I'm not sure that's kind of frightening actually

41. What did you do last night? Watched my little brother play Football at his highschool

42. What are you afraid of? What might be under my bed, now that I'm thinking about it

43. How many keys on your key ring? 2 - house, car...all I need

44. How many years at your current job? Well I have two current jobs - 5.5 years as a stay at home mom & 2.5 years as a photographer

45. Favorite day of the week? Gotta love Sundays especially in football season!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Who needs a dollhouse?

Take a look at what my 5 year old did to my Mom's table. We have an iron sofa table with scrolls at our house and she does this same thing to ours. It's pretty neat and kind of artistic, huh? Who needs a dollhouse, when you've got a tree table. 

Here's a list of all the completely random stuff she used to "decorate the table":
  • A Strawberry Shortcake Doll in her little plastic crib
  • Her Little Giraffe polka dot "blankie" from when she was a baby
  • A few Littlest Pet Shop Pets
  • A beaded necklace and bracelet she made with a jewelry making kit
  • A Polly Pocket doll
  • A Kaleidoscope that she "bought" with tickets at Incredible Pizza
  • A Build-A-Bear that she made
  • One shoe that belongs to the Build-A-Bear
  • A small purse that also belongs to the Build-A-Bear They sure know how to get you in that store, with all their "accessories" that you MUST have for your bear.
  • Some Euros Yes, as in Real European Money.
  • A Wise Man and an Angel from her mini nativity scene Don't ask me how she got all these miniscule knick knacks from our house to my Mom's. Your guess is as good as mine.
  • A plastic mini Care Bear
  • A tiny plastic beach ball that came with her "Summer Fun" Polly Pockets I guess she has a thing for "tiny" stuff. 
Oh and what's that plastic, pink cone-looking thing you ask? How about a...
  • Funnel used to fill her Water Baby with water
And for those of you who know designers, yes that is a...
  • Vera Bradley Pinwheel Pink Mini Hipster Purse. It was my sister's and she left it behind when she went to boarding school, so guess who claimed it as her own! I don't even own a Vera Bradley anything...nice.

Monday, September 22, 2008

"Not Me Monday"

  • I did not just tell MacKenzie to "hold on" when she asked me to help her with something, so I could finish this post and finish my coffee.
  • I do not check the weather obsessively to the point where I could tell you, not only the temperature at any given time, but also the humidity, the dew point, how fast the wind is blowing and in what direction, nope...I do not do that.
  • I did not lie to my 5 year old when she thought her sister broke her wand that goes with her Halloween costume and tell her it wasn't broken, in hopes that I can fix it. Seriously, I would have had a MAJOR meltdown on my hands had she thought the wand was broken. I was just saving everyone else in a 5 mile radius of her from having to hear her screams. 
  • I did not watch the movie Penelope last night and enjoy it....are you kidding me....no way!
  • I did not put on Noggin for the girls this morning in the room we slept in, so I could catch 20 more minutes of sleep.
  • I do not feel like calling the president of Centerpoint or Entergy or Reliant or whoever the heck controls my electricity and screaming at him/her because my power is STILL out 9 days after Ike....not me....I would never scream.
  • And I most certainly did not use the excuse that we are "displaced" and I packed for only two days to go to Old Navy and buy a new "wardrobe." It's Old Navy, people. An entire "wardrobe" there costs about $60.
If you wanna check out the original creator of the "Not Me Mondays" and read hers for the week click below. You will not be disappointed...she is hysterical. 

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Bella Bleu Photography's OWN blog! I have been needing to create this for a while and all the "time off" I've had since Hurricane Ike has given me the opportunity. I will post "sneak peeks" for clients that are dying to get a look at their portraits, images I just like to create for fun, my latest design ideas for cards, collages, etc. and maybe even some tips and hints for all you "photography mommies" out there! Now the only problem is I like the design for the new Bella Bleu blog much better than the one for my own!    :( 

Looks like more design work ahead for me!  

Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Not Me" Mondays

I saw this on a blog I read somewhat obsessively if, in light of this whole thing, I'm being totally honest and I love the idea. I loved her original post that started this. I would read the post I linked to so you can understand how this idea was born. And I really, really love the idea of "being brutally honest."  So I am going to hop aboard the honest train and join in this crusade. My "'Not me' Mondays" might not always be as witty and hilarious as hers, did I mention I want to be her when I grow up? but I promise they will be honest. And if you feel like coming on board and having your own "Not me Mondays," feel free to join in. The truth can be liberating! Stay tuned for Monday...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Keeping Busy

We evacuated to Louisiana to stay with my Mom due to hurricane Ike. We have been here since Thursday evening, and we have no plans to return right now. Alot of Houston is still without electricity, including our neighborhood. School has been canceled for MacKenzie at least through the week and possibly for longer if they can't get the electricity restored. So, I have been trying to keep the girls as busy as possible while we stay here at "Maggie's" house. Today we went to a place called "Clayfish Bisque" A play on words - CLAY instead of CRAW, since we are in the Crawfish capital. Crawfish Bisque is a popular cajun dish. It's one of those pottery painting places. The girls really enjoyed picking out their pottery piece and all the colors they wanted and painting. 

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Why I send my child to Christian Preschool :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Give me an A!

I saw this and it made me laugh out loud, so I thought I'd share the laugh with you. Plus it has a great message:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

And so it begins...

This afternoon as I was driving to a friend's house, my sweet 5 year old in the backseat said to me, "Mom, guess what." So I curiously responded, "What?" thinking out of her mouth would come a long-winded explanation of why the bird out her window was pecking at the tree and how she learned the name of that bird and it was called a "woodpicker." I was wrong....so, so wrong. Out of her mouth came, "There's a boy...and he's in my class.....and this other girl.....who's not in my class....well.......she kissed him....the boy in my class." Ummm.....I'm sorry......WHAT!? Did I mention she is 5 years old!? This is exactly what I have been afraid of. This is why I was dreading her starting Kindergarten. This is not something I feel at all prepared to talk about with her. So I took a deep breath and asked for more details. 

"Well, where did this happen??" 
"At school."
"And where at school did this happen?"
"On the playground, at recess." Of course it did! Nothing good EVER happens "on the playground, at recess!"
"Well, why did she kiss him?"
"Ok...it's like this....it's a game....it's called Tag & Kiss."
"Really!? Well, how do you play this game?"
"Well....all the girls.....they chase the boys....and they try to tag them......then they lick and kiss them." I'm sorry....did she just say Lick!?
Trying to stay calm "They lick them???"
"Well, just this one girl licks." mental note....never let my kid play with THAT girl
"So do you play this game, MacKenzie???"
"Yeah, I play it....but I don't kiss the boys!"
"So everyone else does, but you don't?"
"Right...I just tag them......I DON'T kiss them."
"Well good for you honey. I'm proud of you. That's not something you need to be doing."
"Yeah, I know....it spreads germs and stuff." good to know...she's concerned about germs.

And so it begins....this brand new chapter of my motherhood. This chapter that I feel completely ill equipped to handle. A little piece of me felt so sad when she was telling me all of this, because I know this is the beginning of the end. It's the beginning of the end of her complete, 100% innocence and naivety. -insert sound of a mother's crushing heart now- I knew it was only a matter of time before this happened and I knew that time was getting shorter and shorter as I sent her off to Kindergarten to be under the world's influence. I know I can't shelter her from everything, nor do I think it's a good idea. But it's just a little shock to the system when this whole process of lost innocence begins. So, I'll just keep on and pray for God's protection over my little girl. I will try to make sure she knows she can always talk to me about anything. And my heart will break a little more each time she comes to me with things that I know are stripping her of her sweet innocence. And I will remind myself that it is best that she not be sheltered from everything around her, but rather, learn to deal with those things in the right way. Lord help me.....here we go.

Monday, September 8, 2008


So I watched the 2008 MTV VMA's Video Music Awards for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past two decades last night and I just had to comment on a few things. Now, I certainly don't expect to see the best musical performances ever on this show. But being the music lover that I am, I do still like to watch and see what the new performers are doing these days.

  • Can I just say, what is this world coming to when Britney Spears is taking home the most awards!? The girl can't even take care of her own children, goes on some freakish rampage and shaves her head and starts talking with a British accent and we are going to award her? Not to mention that little thing that she lacks...oh yes, talent. I guess the singer in me just can't seem to understand how someone who hardly does any singing at all and who's voice is mostly computerized in all of her songs is considered a music star. It's baffling. Did anyone notice that her acceptance speeches were almost all the exact same, verbatim? Can anyone say, "robot?"
  • What is UP with that host!? If he took one more jab at The Jonas Brothers for their decision to stay pure until marriage, I was going to reach through the tv screen and remove him from the stage! I mean, God forbid we have an UPSTANDING role model for kids these days....oh no! That would just be too much.
  • Also, what's going on with artists thanking God in their speeches and putting Him somewhere in the middle of their list between, their Momma and their fans? Don't you think the Lord Himself deserves a better spot on the list....like First. I'm not saying they have to thank Him, if that's not what they believe. But if they do believe they are receiving the MTV Silver Moon Man because of God, then maybe they could mention Him before their Producer.
  • When did it become ok to perform on a show that is supposed to be about awarding musicians and singers and lip sync!? Christina Aguilera's performance was completely recorded. There were multiple times that she got so wrapped up in her dance moves that she just stopped singing, but lo & behold, the song went on magically.
  • I love MTV's attempt at staying ahead of the game when it comes to music. There was a band called Tokio Hotel I couldn't tell if the band was made up of girls or guys...seriously and they won some award. It's like those people who put a bumper sticker on their car of the least known band they can find, so they can prove to everyone they are cool. They are cool because they know of a band that you do not. Same thing with this band and this award. No one knows who they are. I know you might be thinking, well maybe you just don't know who they are, Lindsay. I mean you are hardly in the MTV generation anymore. Yes I agree that I am not quite in the MTV generation anymore, BUT I do stay up to date on new music. In fact, I'm sure I know of some bands that you have never heard of, so there!
  • I cannot tell you how much it annoys me that celebrities use award shows to state their political views. That's all fine and good that they have political views and that they are going to vote...whatever. But I watch an award show to hear good music, watch interesting performances, and see musicians awarded for their talent. Well, maybe I am watching the wrong award show for all of those things but you catch my drift.
  • In an interview Christina Aguilera was quoted that she would be letting her 8 month old son stay up and watch TV even though, normally he's not allowed to watch TV so he could see her perform. Well good for you Christina! I'm glad you have concern about your son watching too much TV. Never mind that Mommy's boobies are hanging out for the world to see. "Is that a scary, Playboy bunny on the tv, daddy?" "No pumpkin, that's Mommy." "Don't those things belong to me? Why are they out for everyone else?" Well I hope that little Max enjoyed watching his Mommy sing lip sync on TV last night.
  • One of the best performances of the night was The Jonas Brothers. They are just so wholesome and sweet, they could be mistaken for oatmeal! I really, really liked the whole sitting on the front steps of the house singing with a few instruments...unplugged, if you will. It got a little much to handle when they broke into the real version of the song and had 800 screaming girls rushing the stage to be near them. Come on, we're not talking about the Beatles here.
All in all, I guess it was entertaining...sort of. At the very least, it was worth it to see Demi Moore forget to bring her microphone out on stage with her and look completely lost. I really shouldn't say that, because I have done that myself and it's not fun.

Ok......rant over.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

One Year Ago

One year ago today, I got on a plane and flew across the world. When I returned, a piece of my heart did not. On September 7th, 2007 I left for Kenya, Africa. It is an experience that in no way is expressible in words. But I will do my best to give you some small idea of what my experience was there. Rather than tell you everything I did, I want to tell you everything Iwitnessed, felt, learned and will remember forever. Get in your "comfy chair" folks. It's going to be a long one. I went on a mission trip with my church and was in Kenya for 9 days. We were gone for 11, because two of those days were spent entirely in airplanes and airports. That's a whole different story for another time. 

When we pulled up to a tiny church in a slum called Kawangware the first morning we were there, I was overwhelmed. We had just driven through the worst conditions I have ever seen, but that wasn't what got me. What overwhelmed me was the sound coming from inside the church. It was the most joyous noise my ears have ever heard. I liken it to what Heaven will sound like someday. Every person packed inside the tiny church was singing, loudly. All of their voices together in harmony....absolutely overwhelming. I truly felt like I was having an out of body experience and I just wept. If you know me at all, you know this is huge. I wouldn't have been able to hold in the tears if I had tried with all of my being. It was the only response. Like my spirit was so alive inside me, but there was no way for my body to express it except through tears. This was my response to almost everything I encountered there. 

I have never experienced worship like I did that day in the tiny church in Kenya. I have never felt closer to God. The people of Kenya are so close to Him that you can't help but be drawn up with them. I hunger for that feeling again. I don't know that I will ever achieve it to that extent here. There was a part of me when we left, that wanted to pack up my family and move there....truly. My children would never know a life like we could have there, as long as they live in the United States. Having that knowledge is brutal. I know they would grow up with a burning passion to know God and worship Him. I know they would appreciate every single thing they ever got. I know they would love others until it hurt. I know they would have a heart filled with compassion. Of course, I strive that they will have all of those things here. And just knowing what I now know equips me in teaching them these things. But it's not the same as being there and knowing it for yourself. It's not the same. Part of me again, as I write this, is thinking..."maybe we could just go there. what's stopping us?" Now, the reality of me packing up my family and moving across the world is slim. But I would never say it's not a possibility. I won't close a door if God wants to open it. 

Now what on earth are people who are starving and sleeping on cardboard in a hut made out of dirt and sticks, doing saying things like this, you ask. They just are. You see, because they have nothing, (I use this word by our standards, because frankly they have more than we will ever have...more on that later) they are thankful for every single thing they have. They thank God for everything. Even for their circumstances, which most would find appalling, disgusting, horrible, and unlivable. They thank God. While we would complain about sleeping in mud, they thank God. While we would feel sick to have to eat what they eat, they thank God. While we would be exhausted from walking miles to get anywhere, they thank God. While we would never want to wear what they wear daily, they thank God. While we would be asking God why, they thank Him. What a concept. 

Our pastor always has a great saying about happiness versus joy. He says, the difference is Happiness depends upon our Happenings. Joy, however, comes from within us. It does not hinge upon our circumstances. Thank God for joy and for joy He gives us. I have joy because I know this is not it. I know my existence here on this Earth is not all I have. I have something so much greater to look forward to. And if I never get the opportunity to go back to Kenya and see my friends there, I look forward to the day when we will all meet in Heaven and be singing God's praises together again. The reason part of my heart was left behind in Kenya, was because my heart longs to feel the way it did there. It longs to feel completely filled with compassion, love, and joy. Part of my heart now belongs to the Kenyan people. It's like when you have children, a piece of your heart is taken and it is carried with them always. When they are apart from you, a piece of your heart goes with them. But it's ok, because that vulnerability enables you to love completely. Kenya will always have a piece of my heart. 

Thursday, September 4, 2008

100% Fat Free, Sugar Free, & Completely Organic....

....ok, ok not at all actually! This is probably about as far as one can get from "natural, organic, good for you" food, but boy was it yummy! 

at least I threw some fruit into the mix   :)

YES, this is Cool Whip IN A CAN! I about jumped out of my chair when I first saw the commercial for this.