Ellen DeGeneres <3


*We rushed after Ella’s cooking class and skimmed through our Math and reading this morning… with intentions of playing a little catch-up tomorrow.

Yeah, it was one of those rushed sort of mornings that I ever so hate having… and all on a count of Mommy had tickets to go see a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show this afternoon. To my advantage the tickets were for the afternoon taping which allowed time to get in some of our essentials beforehand. We normally are afternoon schoolers though lately because mornings are the leisurely play/bike/play/eat/play/read etc. time for us. But of course learning happens when it wants, so I’m not super set on this. It definitely makes for nice flexibility in our day when something like today comes up!


*I don’t actually watch The Ellen Show

oops did I just say that out loud?! What I meant was I am a huge fan of her’s…just love her, she is amazingly talented, engaging and hilarious…did I mention beautiful?! The thing is we don’t watch TV in our house besides movies, as in  ZERO cable…. so I don’t watch any show for that matter.

Yes it might seem strange or horribly boring to most folks, but that is just the way it is, and the way I like it! It frees up more time for other things!!

But TV opinions aside, I won’t pass up a chance to go see a live taping, I mean COME ON!! It’s just super fun to be part of! Years ago I went to The Jay Leno show which was a very fun experience. Two Christmas’s ago was my first time at an Ellen Show taping. It was just fabulous to take part in her Twelve Day Giveaway. It couldn’t have been better timing because that particular taping seemed perfectly suited for families. We went home with a trampoline, Wii’s, Dvd collections and more. The kids were so blessed that Christmas!! She is quite DeGenerous lol!!

Ellen’s show is definitely an awesome one to see. Not only does she get you up dancing, (My fave!!) she is just SO entertaining and great to watch. I was thrilled when I got the call to attend another taping this year. Might I add this is ALL made possible by the mother of my best friend from childhood. All I know is her mom likes to do her part to help us attend things like this and win things. I am very thankful for her!

So it definitely was another fun day at Ellen’s show today! My parents, sister Bree and her boyfriend had tickets as well. My friend Pam came with me, plus we had a huge extended group with us. Diane Keaton and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver were the guests today. (Really it was Monday’s show we were taping) Each of us got a copy of Diane’s memoir Then Again, and got to watch Donald show off some of his latest moves from Dancing With the Stars. He was good… and a super sweet man, proud of his family and grounded in his purpose, being that he had an unfortunate childhood that he turned around for the better.  Very refreshing messages today!! Feeling inspired in many ways I must say.

I’m actually quite excited to dive into this book! Something else to make time for around here...*sigh** I’m due for a good read though! I’ll let you all know how it goes!! 😉