Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I miss you guys

My computer may never be well again :(. It's been one issue after another and not only have I not been able to blog but no way to read all of yours!

I know I'm missing out on some wonderful ideas, hearing what's going on in your lives and I'm sure some awesome blog challenges. Really hope to be back soon!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Longer break than expected

So while my computer is still not fixed yet I wanted to drop in just to let everyone know I haven't abandoned blogging.

I have so much to catch up on, things to tell you and a LOT of reading!

So until I get back, we are enjoying licking our first harvest of veggies from the garden, running as a family, lots of book reading, community classes for the kids, back yard swim parties in the bitty baby pool, late nights going insane watching the Mavs with the hubs, and lots of sword fighting. Notice their protective gear he he ( the previous sentence may have seriously been the longest run on in the history of blogging!)

Hope you guys are enjoying your summer. Texas heat has finally found us and it's only going to get hotter!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

One day I'll be back

So I got the charger to my laptop only to find out that where it plugs in to my computer has a short. Not really sure how we are going to fix it yet, so we are completely without a computer. It will not hold a charge at all. So glad I decided against summer school!

So I'll be blogging periodically from my phone, but in the meantime those that entered the giveaway will you please all send me your addresses.

I can't post the picture of the drawings but the winners are:

Tiffany-winner of the magnetic bulletin board

Casie-winner of the recipe holder

And because of all the blogging issues I've decided that everyone else will get the bookmark!

So Tonya, Yvonne, and Naila Moon send me your addresses too please :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Computer problems

GeoTagged, [N33.63476, E96.61803]

Hope to be back by Monday! The charger to our computer broke and best buy does not have the right one.

Waiting on our new one to be shipped and going crazy without the Internet. It's just not the same on my phone. I can blog from my phone -like I'm doing now - but my fat fingers make lots of errors and autocorrect hates me and turned all my wirds into dirty So instead of all the spellcheck Nd the chance of being offensive I will take a break.

See you next week and have a great weekend!!!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Get your read on

About 3 wks ago, my super fabulous hubs surprised me with a nook color.  He had been asking me if I wanted one and I was really on the fence because I LOVE to hold  books and feel them in my hands.  I wasn't really sure how I'd feel some computer reader thing.  When I finally said, "yeah, I think so" it was no time and I had one. 

Makes me sound spoiled huh, well I am!  We've had a rough couple of years-5 to be exact, that we lived on the bare minimum, and I was fine with that.  We were still in such a better place than others in the world. It bothered my husband much more than it bothered me.  In the last year, my husband was blessed with a great job, and despite my protest, he feels the need to make up for things.  I'm not complaining, I'm kinda enjoying it-as long as he doesn't get too crazy.  But all that has NOTHING to do with this post.  Now where was I...oh yes, the nook!

I'm loving it!!!  I thought it would be a while before I really got to enjoy it because the end of school and having finals  But like I always do, I got my priorities in line and placed schoolwork at the bottom and went right to reading!!!  I've read 4 books in the last 3 weeks that didn't rhyme or have pictures with every page, and I instantly feel my brain power returning. 

I haven't read for pleasure in so long that I'm not even sure where to begin.  I found a great Christian author that I really enjoyed.  His story was a little predictable, but enjoyable none the less.   Check out Dan Walsh and his books The Unfinished Gift, The Homecoming and The Deepest Waters.  These were 3 of the 4 I read, and are quick easy reads.  I had all 3 finished in a week!

Some of the others on my list:
Water for Elephants
Life of Pi
All of Jody Picoult-I fell in love with her when I read My Sisters Keeper
There are a few I haven't read of Corrie Ten Boom and if you have never heard of her, I highly recommend checking her out.  Her story is AMAZING.  She was a survivor during the Holocaust and is a great inspiration!  Love everything of her's that I read.  The Hiding Place is a great one to start with!

Reading about reading is I'm sure not very interesting, so I'm ending this post, but first do you have any recommendations to add to the list? 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Giveaway!!!!

So a while back I posted about trying to up my followers. I wanted to get to 20 and I assumed I'd want to continue growing, but eh that phase is kinda over.  Don't get me wrong,  I'd love for you to follow.  But I want you to follow because you enjoy reading my ramblings, not for a follow back-cause this gal don't follow unless I like to read your crap! :)

Also, yesterday was my BIRTHDAY!!!!  So I can't think of a better day to celebrate 20 followers and my birthday than a giveaway!!! 

And since I'm in my 30's, I'm going to be giving away 3 different gifts!! I can give you an idea of what they will be but the exact colors may vary.  Does it really matter tho because who doesn't like getting something in the mail!!!!

Prize #1- For you crafters and such:  Idea from the lovely Mrs. Cheri from I am Momma, Hear me Roar- ck out the link she'll tell you what and how I'm going make them for you!

Prize #2- For the readers, a neat little handmade bookmarker!  Again from Cheri's page, too cute go look.
*you will have to go look at Cheri's page to see the pictures, I can't put them on my page to show you!
Prize #3- And for the cooks-not quite sure what this will be yet, but some handy dandy fun kitchen item.  I'm thinking a nifty recipe holder.  I have some really cute ideas.  Maybe something like this from A little Knick Knack, but I'm not sure yet?!

picture from A Little Knick Knack

How to enter:

No need to go and like a bunch of things!
No looking at someone elses stuff and reporting back to me.   But checking out the blogs that gave me the craft ideas would be nice, and you're nice right?!
Just leave a comment and tell me how fabulous I am, and you're done!

I'll pick a winner on Friday...good luck!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What are you studying anyway?

I took it for granted that people are just in my head and know all that I'm talking about.  So here it is that I've mentioned school, but not really told you what I'm doing.  So today (not at all due to lack of topic!) I'll share what and why I'm doing what I'm doing.

This is my 3rd attempt at school.
Right out of highschool, went straight to college for 2.5 yrs then quit because school and 3 jobs didn't play nicely together. (I moved out a year after I graduated, bills suck people!)
Then got married and went back to school.  I finished the last little bit of my assoc. and was student teaching away from my Elementary Ed. degree when we found out we were having Seth.  I emailed my professors and they told me it wasn't impossible, but would be very difficult to complete this part of my education while pregnant, then having a newborn.  So I took a break because due to complications getting pregnant, added stress was no bueno.
Glad I did because I ended up on bedrest the last 6 months of my pregnancy...but that's not what this post is about.

So during my break, Seth got bigger and another little stinker-Mr Aaron-was added to the mix.

So here it is my 5 yr break is over and I'm at it again.  I checked into where I stood in my degree after so much time and had 5 classes with student teaching to finish.  Now my problem was student teaching-what was I going to do with the boys?!  I couldn't put them in daycare, not if I wasn't making the money to pay for it.  Plus I REALLY didn't want to do that!  Hmmm, what to do?!

*quick flashback to how I chose my current degree*
I had worked in a PPCD classroom in one of the school districts.  This classroom was for children with physical and mental disabilities.  I left when we decided to have kids because it was not a safe environment for a pregnant person, especially at my height.  I am 5ft, and most of these kids heads was stomach level.  Some were autistic and had meltdowns, while others had bi-polar, anger management issues and during a meltdown it was a serious ordeal, so I just didn't want to chance it. (special ed and science were subjects I was becoming certified in)

I worked as a substitute teacher...which I really enjoyed.  Highly reccomend for anyone interested in teaching.  I gained more experience here that really helped prepare me for my own classroom!

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Then I took an opening at our local juvenile alternative shelter, NTYC.  I was a case worker that worked with AT RISK children and their families in the STAR Program.  We were responsible for the suicide hotline (isn't it horrible that there even needs to be such a thing)  We tried to intervene and resolve conflict before Child Protective Services were involved and the removal of the child was necessary.  If the child was removed they often stayed in our shelter, which was the back portion of where I worked.  It housed foster children, CPS removals and was the runaway safehouse.  In my classroom, we often had families that needed intervention, and most times it was NTYC that offered their services.  Now I got to see the other side of what happened.  I.FELL.IN.LOVE. with this job!!!!  To be able to try and help resolve family issues and be successful was a great feeling, but if had already gone to far being there to try and help the child make sense of things was something I felt privileged to be a part of.  I could write a million posts on this subject and what some of these poor children go though, but I'll refrain!

But back to my degree.  As you can see, it really got in my heart and is something I am EXTREMELY passionate about.  So as of yesterday and spending hours on the phone with my advisors, I am only 3 semesters away from graduating with my double major in Sociology and Psychology!!!  This will take me into social work, which i'm nervously excited about.  Whether it is through CASA or CPS, investigating their foster families I'm not sure on that direction as of yet.  Still lots of time and prayer left for that answer.

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 Part of me is very sad I did not complete my education degree.  I have wanted to be a teacher as long as I can remember.  But part of me is glad I'm not, with the way education is going. (all the political mumbo jumbo is what I mean by that)   I learned so much being a substitute and in all the different school districts.  When I became the regular for our middle school, I felt right at home.  I especially loved it when I got 6th grade science(where I hoped to teach).

It takes a unique person to be a middle school teacher, but it was right up my alley!!!!  I loved me some 6th and 7th graders.  8th graders....ehhhh not so much lol.   My folder of lesson plans may never see the light of day :(  But as sad as I am about that, in my heart I know that working in the social field is where my heart truly belongs.  Besides, I'm the Children's Church leader at our church so I can get my classroom fix there!

So that is what I am studying, how I got to this point and what I hope to do.   Fall semester I actually will be taking classes on campus...eeek!  I've been an online student recently.  I'm sooo nervous.
But ass hard as it's been and will be going back with kids, I don't think I would change it if I could.  My boys are seeing me work hard and it's been  Team Family working together to make it possible.  My boys (John, Seth and Aaron) being there to see me graduate will be one of my top 5 greatest accomplishments!
Now, enough about me.  I'd love to read about each of you and what you do.  Or what you have always dreamed of doing, even if you are not doing it...yet!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Just what I needed

I have been so quiet about it, that I'm sure none of you noticed I've been stressed over finals and ready for school to be over.  It's not like I mentioned anything about it here, here, or here!

Last night was a day after Mothers Day celebration dinner at Carino's, with the mom's group I'm a part of.  I had been looking forward to it all week, but as the day rolled on life happened and it would have been easier just to call it quits and not go.  Sooo glad I didn't!

I had a wonderful dinner with the most fabulous ladies last night.  I enjoyed every minute of our conversation, and it was more than just the superficial daily chit-chat.  One of the nice evenings where everyone opens up a little and you feel that you really get to know them on a more personal level.  Love nights like that.
must have been the free dessert that brought it out!

So thankful and blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful ladies.  I needed last night more than even I realized.  So glad I went...thanks guys!

Super excited for our next get together in June...salsa and topas because we are amazingly awesome like that!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Loved this!!!

My Secret Mother's Day Wish List

By Gwen Moran

When I see those Mother's Day commercials where Dad and the kids show their appreciation for Mom with big, chunky gemstones, bouquets of flowers, or pounds of dark, luscious chocolate, I know that not one of the people who produce those touching vignettes has ever cleared green slime out of a child's stuffy nose. I would also bet that none has had an infant spit up pureed sweet potatoes on her designer jacket, or experienced the blood-chilling terror of a walking in on a toddler who managed to reach and swing from the dining room chandelier in the time it took to get a juice box out of the fridge.

Reporting from the front lines of motherhood, I can honestly say that I have no use for any carat that isn't good for my family's eyesight, or bouquets that make my sinuses ache. Plus, any chocolate sampler that gets opened in my house is gone in one sitting - and that's not allowed on either Atkins or Weight Watchers.

Instead of expensive tokens of appreciation, my secret wish list includes a dozen things that would never be featured in a 30-second commercial, mostly because of FCC regulations. These are the things I really wish my family would give me for Mother's Day (in addition to the glitter collage made in school, of course):

1. Poopy Diaper Amnesty: Actually, I'd like to avoid contact with anything sticky, stinky, or slimy, including the refrigerator door handle, the floor of my SUV, and whatever that congealed mass is at the bottom of my daughter's backpack.

2. Shower Power: Not the kind with lots of presents - I'm talking about the kind with hot, steamy water. And soap. And time enough to shave my legs without looking like I've just starred in a Wes Craven slasher flick.

3. Silence of the Clan: Give the new drum set a rest. Lower the volume on the 1,876th screening of "The Lion King." (And if I ever find the person who gave us the mini fire engine with realistic lights and siren, I can't be held responsible for my actions.) I need sweet absence of noise without the worry that only very bad things happen when it's so quiet.

4. Roll-over Minutes: It could be an extra half-hour with the bed all to myself or a lazy afternoon nap. I'll take any opportunity to lie horizontally with both eyes closed and no elbow, foot or Chicken Dance Elmo jammed in my back.

5. One Clean Thing: A toilet, a sink, or a child that got clean without me would be a Mother's Day miracle. Actually, I don't need even need "clean" - I just need "won't cause Grandma to faint when she visits."

6. Potty Time: Some may have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, but my dreams include using the facilities with the door closed and no one knocking, calling my name, or forcing the dog to play dress-up in my absence.

7. Phone Alone: I may not be able to complete a conversation which isn't made up of sound bytes that fit in between "Get down from there," "Stop it," and "I'll get it as soon as I'm off the phone," but I'd sure like to try.

8. Drive Bye: Boy, I'd love one day where I don't have to be the family chauffeur. Even those nerves-of-steel NASCAR drivers would crack under the pressure of navigating the Parkway with a screaming toddler who might, at any second, bean him in the back of the head with a Barney and Friends board book.

9. Peace Meal: It could be supper at home or even a burger at the local fast food joint - just let me have one meal during which I can finish my food in a single sitting without someone licking the ketchup off of my French fries and putting them back on my plate.

10. Remote Control: Some time alone with the television would be nice, even though I'm not sure I know any shows that don't have big red dogs, multicolored monsters, or purple dinosaurs in them.

11. Room to Groom: From taming the wild brush of my un-plucked eyebrows to filing down the too-tough heels of my feet, I'd like the chance to look like a civilized human again. All I need is a brief window of opportunity and a small supply of health and beauty products.

12. An Unsolicited Hug, Kiss and an "I love you, Mommy." Okay, that's three things, but when delivered as a package, without a roll of the eyes or a begrudging "Oh, alright," it's the most satisfying gift any mother can get.

Although time alone in the bathroom is a close second.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


So I'm overloaded her at finals week, but I need a mental break.  Since I'm pretty much brain dead, I thought I'd share a couple random things about me!

  • I hate white milk, but love chocolate milk.  However, I'm lactose intolerant so that doesn't work out so well! :(
  • If I do drink white milk I have to shake it to make it all frothy so it tastes less gross and flat.  Shake it next time and tell me it doesn't make a difference?!
  • My bread on a sandwich has to match up on all sides
  • I don't like anything once it gets soggy and if my food gets messed up I throw a whiny fit...just ask the hubs!
  • I love love LOVE cheese
Somehow that turned into a random post about my food issues.  Let me share some non food related tidbits!

  • Wrinkled sheets drive me nuts!
  • I love to read, but it's been so long that I no longer know what I like to read...any suggestions?!
  • I have never been into exercise, but recently discovered I really enjoy running
  • I love animals, especially dogs and cows.
  • On Thanksgiving and Christmas my brother gets his horses out and we take turns riding.  Something I look forward too each year!
  • I would kill to be able to pick up any instrument and just play...I love music!
  • My husband and I met by a weird chain of events and on our first date I didn't like him...AT ALL!!!
  • I love gardening and being outside
  • I love to dance
  • I love to bake and  before Aaron tinkered in cake decorating
  • When I started highschool I was a size 3, graduated a size 6 and am not even close to either of those now :(  Come on your thing!
  • Started this blog couple years ago, but it has only been this last year that I have really gotten into it. I have fallen in love with the blogging world. 
What are some randoms about you?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mondays Thoughts!

4 more days, 4 more days, 4 more days!!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

little sappy, with lots of happy!

So woke up totally missing some friends this morning.  I always miss them, but today was exceptionally bad.  One has moved permanently and our schedules just haven't worked to fit in some time to hang out :(
I have got to do something about that soon!!!

One hasn't moved permanently but it feels like it.  Her husbands job has them doing some work out of town, and her and the boys tagged along.  They've been gone FOREVER!!! Like seriously, what did you leave in February?  Hurry home!

One lives in another state and although it is only 30 mins away, it's enough to make it inconvenient for a quick visit when she and I both have 2 kids to drag along. Boooo

And one is a child hood friend that I have reconnected with-just like we never stopped hanging out- but darn that living in another town!!!  Aren't you people suppose to clear your moving and leaving with me first?!

And my close in town friend was preparing for company, otherwise I would have bugged her to death today!

So Tiff, Casie, Amanda and Tonya I miss you guys and ready to hang out soon.  Kisha be lucky you were busy or you'd have had to entertain me all day today!

So that's my sappy, let me share my happy....DATE NIGHT!!!!!

John and I have a sitter (hear that people, a sitter) and we are going to be gone from 6-12...yes midnight!!!!!

A couple years ago, one of John's buddy's from college passed away.  He was a great musician, and a really sweet guy.  Right afterwards the plans were put in the making to have a benefit concert in his honor to raise money for a music scholarship for SOSU.  I got to go for like an hour last year, but it was too loud for the boys.  This year, I get to go for most of the whole time, with John and our other friends and have a great time hanging out and reconnecting.  It will be the whole crew he went to highschool/college with that has accepted me into the club.  Like the crew was all dating each other, so John is the only one that married an 'outsider'. lol  I'm soo excited about tonight, and mostly I can't wait to hear Aaron play and sing.  The reunion of their old college band Haag Circus is amazing, and they do a great job of covering Journey.  I especially love to hear Aaron sing Lights.  It's going to be such a fun night!

Sometimes a good dose of friends is all that is needed to clear out the blues.  And to my girls I mentioned above, I'm making plans for a serious GNO this summer and you all WILL be there! :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

  • End of year group projects when you are taking online no I'm not driving 4 hrs to meet you I don't care how much my grade depends on it!!!
  • My end of year burnout.  I'm currently burnout on EVERYTHING including being a mom :(
  • The whiny start to this awkward session...sorry folks!
I"m just going to shut the door on the awkwards today!  I don't think they are going to improve...

  • John running with me now!  He's lost 7lbs, but I'm too big of a chicken to get on the scales...
  • For now, it looks like tornado weather is going to chill out a bit
  • The massive strawberry on my strawberry plant!! did I really have to specify strawberry plant?!  I bet you were confused and wondering if it came off my zucchini!
  • John surprised me with a nook color and I'm loving it!!!!  He got it for me this past weekends and I've already read 2 books!!!  none of which were a text book in case you were wondering :)
  • Getting a night out tomorrow. I. CAN'T.WAIT!!!!  It is a benefit concert for a friend of ours that passed. This is the 2nd year to have it and raise money for a music scholarship in his honor.  Last year I had to take the boys back home it was too loud, but this time we have a sitter...till midnight even!!!!! 
  • My new jewelry.  I had a friend that did make it, but after her baby, she's found something better to fill her time.  I was excited to see another friend making it now.

Glad to be back and blogging with clear sunny skies.  Now to catch up on what I've missed for a week!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

On leave till weather is improved

So we are experiencing a brief moment of beautiful weather right now, and I wanted to take a minute to jump on here.  I haven't posted since last Thursday, which is also the same time tornado weather decided to blow in and stay awhile.

Here in our neck of the woods, good ol' Texas, tornado's are a common thing but that doesn't mean I EVER get used to them.  We have been under a tornado watch for seriously since Thursday night.  We have to swim to get in/out of the house.  My dogs are living in our garage, and we have a bunker set up in the hallway! 

I liked this weather before kids,
 and before riding out a tornado near
 La Grange, TX about 7 yrs ago
on our way to go see our new nephew.
 Like we seriously called to tell our families
goodbye. God is the ONLY thing that saves us from that monster!!!! *I googled to see if I could find any pic during that time.  Thank you Eric Nguyen for capturing this awesome pic of the one we rode out!

Sat night, we though we had some time to grab dinner.  We took the kids to hubs parents, went in to Texas Roadhouse with sunny weather, enjoyed a great steak, and came out to nasty weather.  We raced to grab the kids and head home.  We were almost there when the tornado sirens went off and one was spotted on Hwy 82 coming into town.  Wanna know where we a red light on the intersection of 75/82 with it headed right for us.  Talk about poop your pants kinda scared!!!! (by walmart for you local peeps)

We made it home, and after much prayer it hooked and went towards Pottsboro.  (great for us, bad for them)  Thankfully no touchdown was made near houses/buildings and no one was hurt.  Here are pictures that I stole off facebook with permission from my friends in our hometown.  This is what we have looked like the last 5 days.  The weather is/has/still expected to be bad enough that Reed Timmer and his crew from Discovery Channels Storm Chasers came into town.  Mega cool, in a bad for us kind of way!  Here's pictures of them eating at Pop's Place. an awesome local resturant and the weather they were chasing!

And if you've been in this weather, where there are tornado, this is surely to follow!

So we have about another week they expect us to have this weather and I'm not sure how often I'll be on.  I'm missing catching up on what all is going on in the blog world.  Hope to catch up with you soon, and for those that live in my safe!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday!

I don't have a lot of exciting things going on right now, so I can't even begin to tell you how boring I imagine this post will be.  But since I'm "that person" I'll bore you anyway!!

  • Arguing with a squirrel.  Yes, I really did.  I walked out and found it in my garden bed.  It ran up the tree and started yelling at me first, so of course I had to yell back.  I vividly described the horrible things that would happen to him if he got back in my garden.  He hasn't yet...I'd recognize those beady eyes...but he is sending all him family members!
  • Losing 12 calladium bulbs, 8 strawberries, a bell pepper and a zucchini plant due to that stinkin squirrel and his family!
  • Waiting in a parking lot to give someone their Mary Kay order and not knowing what they drive, while staring down everyone that pulls in and looking like a creeper!
  • My son telling the cashier to please hurry cause he needed to poop! (awkward for her, hilarious for me)
  • Pulling a groin muscle...didn't know girls could do that!?!
  • School almost being done!!!
  • John getting a 4 day weekend!
  • Almost a full week of working out and eating very healthy without any major craving or crashes
  • Getting pictures in the bluebonnets finally!  Now to get them loaded, edited and posted
  • Today's naptime, my children are driving me bonkers. 
  • Eating lunch in peace during their naptime....I hear you taco soup, I'm coming!
  • Hopefully Seth's t-ball game tonight if we don't get rained out.  Either way we'll celebrate with ice cream cones :)

Hope your AA were more exciting than mine.  Can't wait to read them!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It finally happened...

Ladies and Gentlemen,  It's the moment you've all been waiting for!!!  Envelope please...

And the Mom of the Year award goes to Kristi!!!!

*cue applause*

First, I'd like to thank my school for the end of the year crunch! 
It's truly what allows me to be this kind of mom

Next, I'd like to thank Little Debbie, General Mills and Eggo for supplying our breakfast.
What would we do without your sugar filled goodness?!

PBS, Disney Channel and Nick Jr, you have always been there when I needed a distraction while taking a test!
And DVD Player I love you as much as your t.v. friends!

And when Aaron was climbing on everything while I was trying to work, Goldfish and Highchair, you saved the day.

Last but not least, Naptime!  While everyone else could only do so much, you were the one I looked forward too seeing most every day!  You renewed my strength and energy and gave me just the push I needed to carry on.  You were there for my kids, and occasionally me, and I can't thank you enough!

And in true Roseanne fashion, I will now say goodbye.   I have a bag of chips and a couch waiting for me! 

*19 more days and school is over, then I pray life gets back to normal.  It's kickin my bootay!

Monday, April 18, 2011

30 day shred!

Oh Jillian Michaels, you did your best to try and defeat me tonight, but I brought it!  Could I do full!  Could I even really do the modified!   While doing jumping jack, jumping rope and butt kicks did I realize I have a serious leaky bladder...yes!  But did I finish and feel good about myself ready to eat a cheeseburger be a healthier person...YES!!!!

John, my awesome hubs, did a great job hangin in there with me tonight.  It was our first night to start the 30 day shred and let me tell ya people, she doesn't mess around!!!  What's up with this no rest business, cause I'm the type of person that likes to grab my bag of chips and just watch you do the workout then feel exhausted afterwards. I wanted to do that tonight, but I was afraid she was going to jump out of the t.v. and beat me up!  If it hadn't have been for doing zumba for a while, I'm 100% sure, I would have passed out!  My arms are barely able to type this post...whew!

On a funny note, my 1 yr old Aaron loves to workout with me.  Both boys do actually.  So as normal we gathered on the rug to get busy.  When Jillian Michaels came out to do her pep talk, A backed up some and stood close to me.  Then when the workout started he totally freaked!!!  Screaming, grabbing at me wanting to be held.  When I picked him up, he was shaking!  So my workout didn't happen.  When the hubs got home I put it one to show him what Aaron did.  Same freakout!  Still wasn't completely sure what the problem was till we were picking up movies and I handed him the workout cover.  As soon as he saw her, went bonkers!  I pulled up her pictures on the computer...hysterical!  He is totally freaked by her.  Not sure why, but it's too funny!

I mean really, why would he think she's scary?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Style

So someone *cough Amanda cough* has been after me to write a post about my journey to style!

In trying to find my inner sense of style, I thought I'd finally listen to my good friend and dedicate Saturday to my attempts!  I have decided that I am going to use $20 out of every pay check and see what kind of thrifty finds I can get out of it, and come back and show you guys.

Let me fill you in on my style now.
  • Hair always in a ponytail or pulled back (have no idea how to fix this thick mess)
  • Usually always in lounge pants and t-shirt.  Current wardrobe black jersey pants and camo shirt...hott huh!
  • Very rarely wear makeup
  • Going out is jeans, t-shirt, tennis shoes occasionally with a hat
  • Sunday is the only day I wear a dress
Me on most days

Here's a couple of pictures of when I attempted to dress up

For me, although still needing much improvements, these were a far cry better than my usual wardrobe choice.  I have been going through lots of looks trying to figure out what I like or what I think I'd actually  wear cause I have a lot of body insecurities.  So since our anniversary is coming up, I scheduled pictured for John and I and went to Old Navy to find something new.  I scored a dress and shrug for about $20 and was really happy with that price. It's brighter and bolder than I'd normally wear but I wanted something different. 

So here's my first showing of my Saturday Style.  I have a long ways to go, but at least I'm moving now!

I also noticed once I saw the pictures that I still have a preggo belly (or maybe this style dress just isn't for my body type yet).  So along with my style, I've kicked my workouts up to try to get rid of it.  That's a whole other blog post tho!

Excited to try and get back into the world of fashion and I'd appreciate any and all tips!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Favorites

Friday's can be tough days because I have homework assignments due at noon.  No matter how hard I try to get my other classes done so Thursday night I can do Friday's assignments, it just doesn't work. 
And my boys must sense the weekend, because they go bananas on Fridays. 

Lately Seth has been working on understanding how aging works.  He's all about reminding me that when he's older, I'm going to be an old lady.  "Momma, I will always love you even when I'm big and you're wrinkly old"

So today, trying to meet my homework deadline, at my wits end with Seth being loud and active while Aaron climbs on everything imaginable finding random objects to stick in his mouth, I thought I was going to lose it.  Actually, I think I did lose it.  I pretended to have no teeth and talked in an old lady voice as I chased them around the house tickling them saying "come 'ere sunny!  Let your old momma give you some sugars."

Love weird special moment like this with my boys!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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