Saturday, January 31, 2009

Give it away..give it away...give it away now

All righty ladies....just wanted to share this with you - there are two give aways you need to check out:

First one is over at Rose's Blog (house of rose)

The next one is: confessions of a control freak

I have also been tagged by my friend the Polka Dotted Owl....I will be doing that soon and passing it along. Hope you guys are having a great weekend!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Little bunny foo foo....hoping through the forest

I have been tagged by my sissy Abbi over at a tid bit of Taylor. (You'll see the reason for my title when you see my pic)

Here's how it goes down:

1. Go to your pics, pick the 6th folder and the 6th pic.
2. Tell who and what.
3. Pick 6 people

This is the kiddos at Easter 2008...coloring eggs

I tag:

MZ Owl

MZ Heels




MZ Cup

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I'm gonna have to face it...I'm addicted to.......

OK - I had been putting it off for a while....but I caved - I was at Walmart....or as most Southerns say "WallyWorld". And I saw it.....beackoning to me. Twlight.

SIGH - I knew eventually I would read it, but I really didn't want to get started on it - I've heard all the hoopla about it - I knew it would be good, I didn't doubt. I just know how I am, I get obessed with things like this. I love to read - and I MUST read books in order. I get hooked, obessed...I have to buy them all, and I wait ever so patiently (rolls eyes).

I did this with Sue Graften.....she writes the ABC books.....I've read through M - I couldn't go out of order.....I started with A. I did this with Patrica very obessed and couldn't get enough....James Patterson - the list goes on. (My husband thinks I'm one of the biggest nerds)
I actually have stressed about books worried I would get out of order - I check and double check online.....make sure I have them correct - I know crazy....but that is just me. I have been known to be a little OCD about things (cleaning).

Anyway - I started reading yesterday....I bought the book I did hold off. I do have to say it is a great read. I can all ready feel myself getting anxious about getting the other books. I cannot wait to see what happens. And cannot wait to see the movie....though I'm a little worried I HATE reading a book then seeing the's always disappointing.

OK ladies there you have it - a little tidbit about me...something I get a little strange about :-)

Monday, January 26, 2009

We're gonna party like it's your BIRTHDAY

I'm slacking....but the weekends around my household get quite busy - We took my mom out for her birthday Saturday night to Outback - my family, my sister and her family...and the bro and his family.

It was a fun time - but as you know all of us having kids it is always a ummm lively time.

I have to say my mom is a very beautiful lady - she is amazing and can do anything. She is an inspiriation. I love her more than words can say - I miss seeing her every day. I just have to say when I'm her age, I look half as hot as she does.

Grammy - granddad and the kiddos (Minus McKenna she was out with the youth)

My mom AKA HOT MOMA 25 x 2

Mom and dad - together 38 years!!!!!! I'm sooo proud!!! I love them both VERY much!!! Happy birthday mom!

Friday, January 23, 2009

cha cha check it OUT

OK is a contest you guys need to go check out!!!! Go visit The Monogram Chick!!! She is giving away this awsome monogramed mug!!!!! If you tell her who sent you - YOU and THAT person get the prize!!!!

GO FOR IT......!!!!!! I so want one!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm so excited..I just cant hide it....

I'm finally getting around to an award that was given to me by my friend the polka dotted owl @ The Magic Risotto Diaries ( gave to me. I just absolutely love her blog - go check it out!!!! Thank you so much for this award!!!!

The rules of the award:

1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.

2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." Well, there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

The honest things about me:

1 - I cannot sleep with any body part hanging over my bed or I cannot sleep with the closet door open!!

2 - I randomlly bust out in song - strange off the walls songs - any part of the song

3 - I love movie quotes (I love to go back and forth with people)

4 - I tend to finish peoples senctences - I cannot stop myself

5 - I got married to my husband 4 mths after I "met" him (we've been together 6 yrs)

6 - I have never eaten seafood - I cannot bring myself to do it

7 - I've kept a journal since 8th grade (I've always loved writing and said I would write a book one day - I haven't started yet, but I have jotted down ideas)

8 - My second and third toes are longer than my first

9 - I went into the army - was discharged medically (was told two weeks before graduation that I should have never been sent in) SIGH

10 - Honestly - I love my life and glad the journies I've been on to get here - though has made me who I am today - God's child, a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and whole.

I pass this along to:

You ladies are great!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

OOPs I did it again........

Yes....I did - I ordered something off TV - but this is going to make it to my house this time fellow bloggies....I have faith. I order the Flirty Girl Fitness DVD!!! I cannot wait - and you couldn't beat $9.99! And besides it looks like so much fun!! (not to mention the hubs is going to looooove this!!) hee hee

I'll let you guys know if/and when it comes in and how it is - I'm very excited about it!!!! I'm going to dance myself into shape!!!!! woot woot!!
Hope you guys have a wonderful night...I'm going to try to catch up on some reading...and relax - I did my taxes tonight - YES....this time of year pays having the kiddos!!! (even though it did stress me a little - I do my taxes myself) I need some ME time - I might just treat myself - juz like Mz Owl :-) Nighty night!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ceeeelebrate good times - COME ON

I get a phone call from the hubs while I'm at work - he says "ummm you've got a package" I couldn't recall ordering anything (from ebay of course) - then I remembered...OH Yea - winner winner chicken dinner!!!

I won that cutesie stuff from MZ Katie Lake!!!! A Southern Girl in the city

Thank you SOOOOO much Katie - I loves the bag - and the ear rings are SUPER cute. Go visit Katie's blog - she makes these earrings - along with some other cutsie things!!!

Thanks again Katie!!!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My very first award

Ms. Heels from A balancing act in Heels gave me this - thank you so much!!!

The award states: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to three bloggers who must choose three more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I pass this along to:

Abbi from a tid bit of taylor
Rose from house of rose
Ms Owl from the magic risotto diaries

you ladies are so awesome!!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Things that make ya go hmmmm....

One one being this:

This would be Brylee...her Saturday morning breakfast - I ask "Bry what do you want for breakfast?" "mac and cheeezzzee" hmm OK - then I find this.....her propped her pillow up got a blanket - her 'mac n cheese' and her juice box - got all comfy and was watching her toons.

Next hmmmmmm:

How is son's face always looks like he has rooted around in the dirt? I am talking about 5 minutes after I have washed it....his nose will be black? Like he ran out side and stuck it in the dirt!! And he's inside.....and it's not like we have piles of dirt anywhere!! This is anywhere we go - any where.....I always have to check his nose when we get out of the car to go somewhere - sigh - guess it's a little boy thing - dirt in a ear shot jumps on their faces!


My camra or phone for that matter disappears - I have these all over it...usually followed by a peace sign. Ummm McKenna have you had my camra or phone? Me??

hmmmm?:A night go to take a "hold the camra yourself" shot with the hubs - and this is going on, and didn't even know they were doing that!

ummmm HMMMMM?:

This would be my husband and his 2 buddies at one of our coed softball games - yes they did dress like this for the game - and NO they didn't match anyone else...did they care? NO! Was it funny? YES!

I am going to give the pic of the day to: My hubby and his friend Enswing - for having that please mister don't hurt me faces.....

Needless to say...there isn't too many dull moments around us - we have lotsa fun. Hope you guys have a wondifferiss day!!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wiggity wiggity whack

Me and the hubs try to go out and be grown-ups every now and again - we used to try to do it about every other month - this was a entire night without the it's more like every 4 to 6 months - it just happens time slips away. I thoroughly believe every couple needs a date night. Now mind you we do go out to the movies or out to eat more often then 4/6 months - but that is like a 2/3 hr trip - it's nice, but it is VERY nice to have an entire night to yourselves.

This has seems to be happening when someone close to us has a birthday - it's a great excuse to have a NIGHT out. This time it happened to be my cousin's birthday. We decieded to do a sort of theme for this...........WIGS - everyone had to wear wigs. I thought this was a fun idea - and you get to be someone different. I went out and bought my wig - the first I got was a blonde about shoulder length....ummmm I didn't try this on - and I did so when I got home NO NO NO - it wasn't working for me. I called the store and asked if I could exchange it...they said yes - so the next morning I took it back and took McKenna with me. I knew she'd tell me if it looked good or not - because the night before the look on her face told me the blonde wasn't doing it!

I ended up with a reddish colored one...long. See below for our lovely night out........(OH and yea germs did not participate)

Oh...and the girl on the far left (by me)....isn't wearing a wig - she has a real live mullet!!

On another note..........I won my first award!!!! Mz. Heels from a balancing act in heels gave me my first award!!!! I will be posting more about it later (hopefully tomorrow) and will be passing it along! I am SO excited!!!!!!! Thank you Mzzzzz Heels!!!!
I think I'll skip my pic of the day today.....My wiggin' pics will have to do :-) Nighty night!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Splish splash I was takin' a bath

OK...well I wasn't taking a bath, but my car mats sure were (not that my vehicle is clean, but still). We have a 75 gallon fish tank at work - and we HAD these wonderful 3 fat, and I mean fat goldfish in it.

This sweet little older gentlman came into work while I was there one day - was looking at our tank and said he had an outdoor small pond and had to get rid of his goldfish - he was so sweet - I told him if he really wanted to he could bring them up and we'd take them - SO he did. I didn't realize what I was taking on - these mammer jammers weren't your typical gold fish.......they were swoll - they have these huge bellys on them. Well they fit in just perfectly - one of our fish died (Bubba bug guys) - so having these guys would be fine (so I thought).

Well.....our tank got grummier and nastier - we knew it was these guys because we haven't had a problem before. Among the 3 of us in our office we decided the goldies needed to go - I said I would take them - since I had taken the outdoor pond from the little old guy (I had too, I felt sorry for him).

SO - I caught the pot belly golden one's (what a sight that was - me running from one in of the tank to the other trying to get them). I did - and put them in the busket pictured below. The trip home was fine. UNTIL I turned into my is some-what hilly. OH and I was on the phone with my sissy Abbi (a tid bit of taylor) while this was going down. ALL of the sudden water is sloshing everywhere it wouldn't stop....I started freaking out - talking to the water and fish like they could do anything!! I even stopped the help. I had water all over the place. Abbi of course was laughing at me - I was saying some "choice" words to my new homebound friends. SIGH...see below:

ON another note...I WON my first online give-away!!! I am beyond excited!! It is from Katie Lake at !! YEAAAAA I can't believe it!!!!
SO my pic for the day will be: ME..rockin' it - I'm excited about winning the give-away!!

Thank you again Katie Lake (a souther girl in the city)!!!!!!!!! woot woot

Sunday, January 11, 2009

girl, you looks good won't you back that thang up

My pic for the day goes to: "Girls night out" Becky, Abbi, me, and Tonya our big night out at Olive Garden

You don't get to choose who your sister is, but you get to choose who your friends are. My sister happens to be one of my bestest friends. She has become a very special part of my life - I don't know what I would do without her. I have watched her grow up (literally) - from a little baby unto a grown woman and mother. I had the very special privilage of being in the room with her when she gave birth to her daughter. I feel very honored.

I love my sister - she is one of the best!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hip hop to tha' hippity hop

Ok…I have a confession to make. SIGH – I love infomercials. So you’ll see in my blog shortly the just of my title. Speaking of titles I think I’m going to make each of my titles a lyric or line from a song…or a quote from a movie. I also got another idea from Kristen from “All because of Grace” Take a picture a day – but I’m going to just do a picture of the day (with the exception of the pics that I put into the blog of course), I’ll just put the pic of the day at the bottom.

OK – where was I going with this?? I’m one of those suckers that just gets sucked right into infomercials, I can just sit there and watch and watch – I cannot help myself! DO they give out subliminal messages?? I mean really – Billy Mays – is he attractive? Um I think not, but when that man is on TV I just stop what I’m doing and have eyeballs glued to the tube! OH and they have that new guy now……Vince (Offer I think is he last name I did have to look this up I’m too sucked in if he even says his name) you know him – the SHAMWOW guy! I still like Billy Mays and his oxyclean J But what is it about these things that get me? It’s not like I actually buy anything……….OR DO I??

Here is where my title comes in….oh how ashamed I am. I was on vacay with my hubs Germs – OK, maybe not vacay – he had a softball Tourney out of town and you know what? I went without the kiddos so umm yes it was vacay (I feel like a bad girl). OK at any rate…he was playing late into the night…I went back to our hotel room..and guess what came on right before my eyes?

You got it……..HIP HOP ABS. WOW I mean wow…..(I don’t know if this is really considered infomercially, but it’s sure close enough I’m a sucker for it). Hmmm I thought to myself this looks really intriguing – they are doing exercises and dancing at the same time, which I LOVE to do….mmm dancing. Well I was very very curious about this. How could you go wrong I ask? It wouldn’t feel like you were actually doing any exercise – right? And boy how they worked their abs…I saw it right there – the guy with the awesome 6 pack pointed it out to me. He showed me all the different muscle groups this video worked. AMAZING! I was hooked…..fully hook, line, and the sinker – I wanted this. Germs came back to the room, and I told him all about it, and I wanted to get it – he of course laughed at me. (I of course didn’t get it right then)

I got home…I looked up their website….it was everything I dreamed of – they told me everything the guy did on TV so this must be REAL. I hit “order now”…gave my credit card and placed the order. I tell you, how could I go wrong – I would be exercising and it would not even feel like it, I would be learning the latest, hippest dance moves, and I would be getting that awesome 6 pack at the same time. I think it was a GREAT deal, and it would arrive in just 4 to 6 weeks. Tick tock, tick tock….ummm it still hasn’t arrived. (Germs asks “SOOOO when’s this video thing you ordered coming in” hee hee hee) Tick tock, tick tock….sigh nothing…it has been AT LEAST 6 weeks, I send them a message – I do not hear from them. Grrrrrrrrr – another message…I’m getting more and more angry. Well I check my bank statement………ummm CREDIT – they refunded my money! HOW DARE THEM – I wanted their video…..I wanted to learn their awesome dance moves and get their amazing 6 pack. The nerve! SIGH – I was SO disappointed.

At any rate – I didn’t pursue it any further….I still weep at the loss. I wanted my hip hop abs ~sniff sniff~, and to learn the sweet dance moves that came along with it. IT’S so unfair. How dare they tempt me with this eye candy.

OK….I’m off – until another tempting infomercial comes on…I may have to get me one of those SHAMWOW’s…those boogers look like they really work – I mean really they couldn’t be anything like the shammy’s we used to buy right – these are made of some space aged do-flunky junk right? They do say 10 years!!!! Until another day !!

And my pic of the day goes toooooo: The men in my life - Germs and The Brax man!!

When I didn't think there was a special man to be in my life (besides my dad), God sent me a very special person, a person to love me and treat me the way I wanted to be treated - a year leater he sent me another special guy. I am truly blessed.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hey now....I'm a rock STAR

No words needed.....oh yea...she was serious :-)