Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm sooo very special

Well my mom and dad always told me that I was anyway ;-) No, in all seriousness, I do feel very special on many days. I have been awarded with a couple of things, and I've also received a tag.

First off Katie A thrifty Girl's Guide to the Kitchen gave me two awards!! Thanks Katie - sorry for the delay in posting these!!! You ladies need to check out Katie's blog...she has WONDERFUL ideas!!!!!

This award's rules are:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude
3. Link to your nominees within your post
4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award
5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award.
6. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude
I have a attitude of gratitude because of my family – husband, kiddos – sisters/brothers…mothers/dads. I feel like I am very blessed – my mom and dad raised me to always respect, and have gratitude. I try to teach my children the same way. I am blessed, and very happy, I don’t think I could ask for more.

Next Katie gave me this one!!!
Here are the rules:

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

I am tagging (this is for both awards) and for the bottem half of this post!

Mz. Heels




Pop Champagne

Ms. Owl (please pray for the Polka dotted owl - her aunt passed)

Katie Lake I know you've done the bottem half



Katie Lake a southern girl in the city tagged me with this:

.Respond and rework:
answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
2. tag other un-tagged people.

The Questions:
What is your current obsession? my family..always
Do you like your name? it's OK...sort of plain
Who was the last person you hugged? Brylee
What’s your favorite dinner? Mexican
What was the last thing you bought? A snack wrap and a diet coke
What are you listening to right now? Never there - Cake
favorite weather? warm and sunny
What is your least favorite season? WINTER
What's in your bathroom cabinet? TOO much
Say something to the person/s who tagged you. Katie Lake...she is so awesome and sweet!! Would love to meet her some time!!!
What did you want to become as a child? Wonder Woman.....and a my Aunt Alexis..I thought her office was the coolest!
What do you miss? Not having to worry about paying bills
What's your favorite brand of jeans? the one's that fit just right
What designer piece of clothing would you most like to own (new or vintage)? Doesn't really matter to me
Who do you want to meet in person? Anyone from the bible
What is your most challenging goal right now? getting my kiddos to sleep past 7:30 am on the weekends!
What’s your 5 year plan? don't really have one
What is my favourite sport to watch? To play? College football/basketball - playing softball - I also like to water ski
What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own? My wedding/engagement ring
What is your favorite charity or cause? Anything with children
What color do you feel looks best on you? blue or pink
What is your favorite drink(changed)? Diet Pepsi
What kind of cell phone do you have (added)? A blackberry pearl

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy birthday to meeeeeeeeee

I am surely blessed - I have a wonderful husband and a great family. My husband woke me up at midnight to wish me a happy birthday - he was the very first to give me best wishes. He also called me at 9:12 am on the dot, the time I was born to wish me happy birthday - he is such a sweetheart.

I received phone call after phone call this morning wishing me birthday wishes - along with text messages...............I also got MySpace and Facebook messages. It truly has been a great day.

I also came home to this:

The hubs and the kiddos had the house decorated, and they were singing happy birthday!

Here is a shot of it decorated......I also had a cake - with candles.

Me and the hubs

Jerimy cooked me a delish Birthday dinner......mmmmmmmmmmm doesn't this look SO yummy !?!?!?!?! (I didn't even have to clean up the dishes) He is awesome!!! It tasted wonderful!
I also get to go birthday shopping - I'm getting a new outfit - whoo hoooo

My mother in law got me this......a new plant - and also the below pic - the two candle stick holders, and vase/flower. All so very pretty!

I've had a great birthday - I couldn't ask for more. My husband never ceases to amaze me - he is the best!! My kiddos are great - my whole entire family is awesome!!!!! I am one blessed lady. Oh not to mentioned, we welcomed a new little cousin into the world - Ella, congrats Melissa. What a great day to be born on!!!!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

I partied like it was my birthday (#1)

I know I've been slacking - but it's been busy at the Thompson Household. It's not actually my birthday's tomorrow. BUT I was off today - because I worked this weekend. I went to Hilly because I was in much need of a root touch up!!!! AS always my lovely sister Abbi hooked me up!!!

My much needed touch-up sissy always does such a good job - this was also a birthday present from her!

Then my mom and my sister hooked me up - mom gave - well rather let me pick out a new purse...and I got some shampoo/conditioner....and Abs told me to pick out something from mom's shop....and I got a necklace and some matching bracelets - I was SO excited!!!!

Also...look what I received in the mail today from Kelly over at Two kids a minivan and a lot of love.
I won a give away that she had - thank you SO much Kelly - the bows are SO cute!!!! They will look adorable in Brylee's hair - can't wait to try them out!! You ladies need to go over and check out her blog!!!!!
SO far - my birthday WEEK is off to a good start!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Just daaannnce

Well........this weekend went by way too fast as usual - hasn't anyone decided a two day work week and a five day weekend yet?!?!?

Friday night - the hubs and I sort of had a date night - all the kiddos stayed at the MIL's house - the house was WAY too quiet! We actually just went out to dinner - the movie started too late, we just went home and was totally lazy couch potatoes!!

Saturday - we didn't do a whole lot really...........but Saturday night there was something BIG going on. McKenna (my oldest) had a PROM to go to!! It was actually for the entire school - but it was mainly for the 6th graders. They had to dress up "formal". McKenna decided she wanted to 'take' someone - she had someone in mind - I told her to call and ask........YEA RIGHT - how embarrassing MOOOMMMMM - what was I thinking. So I ended up calling and asking for her. It was a young man that used to go to church with us - we now go to different churches (my FIL is preaching at a new church) ANYwho - this young man and his dad came to sing at our church - and "JAY" grew up.........McKenna and Jay made eyes at each other all night when he was there - so of course this is who she wanted to ask (he is home schooled). So I called and asked - and he said yes.

McKenna was SO excited. Here are some pics:

McKenna looking so grown up

Here are McKenna and Jay - he even got her a was so cute.

They were so cute (and cheesy)

They ended up having a great time - I took them and "dad" picked them hurt. McKenna came home with feet hurting - she said that it was a "TOTAL blast".
SIGH...they grow up way too fast!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Just eat it, eat it, just eat it, eat it

There is a TV Channel that I absolutely LOVE and I say LOVE to watch......Food Network I am talking I could probably turn my TV on and leave it on this channel ALL day. There are certain shows - that I do prefer above others.

I mean really - they have great ideas.......and they make EVERYTHING look so good. I probably wouldn't eat half of what is cooked - not to look at me, but I'm picky - very picky. But just watching I want what they are making, I can practically smell it through my TV!!

Here are a few of my favorite shows:

Challenge - this comes on every evening at 7 PM - they have different challeges....sometimes it's grilling....a pillsbury cook-off (they win some nice prizes!) My favorite to watch are the cake challenges........OMG these cakes look AMAZING!!! See below at the cake...I mean does this look like just your normal cake? A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
Iron Chef America....loves it. I just love all the chefs on this show....they always do a great job, I love watching what they will come up with next!!!! All their dishes look so pretty!

Ace of Cakes...this sort of gets to me like Challenge does....these cakes just rock!! I love watching them - I would be as big as a house if I worked at this place. But I would SO love to do it!!! I am just in ahhh of them. See cake below - WOWZA!!

Ahhh MIZZ Rachel Ray - I love love love watching her shows every day!! She has some of the best ideas. She used to irk me for some reason, but now I look forward to her shows. (I have actually made myself a little cookbook with some of the different receipes)

I just like watching Ina for some reason - she soothes me. She reminds me so much of my Aunt Alexis.

These two right here are not really my favorites, but I do like to watch these as well. She always has the "lightest touch" to me.

This is just something I like to do. I actually LOVE cooking - I used to pretend when I was little always be cooking. I still to this day in my kitchen (when I'm by myself) I pretend I'm on a cooking show - yes I do know that I'm a dork........but I don't care - I like it. :-)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

a picture is worth a thousand words

is it??

I was tagged by Jill at Peeptoe Pumps & Pearls

Here are the rules:
Take a picture of yourself RIGHT now.
No primping or preparing.
Just snap a picture.
Load the picture onto your blog.
Tag some people to play

OK - this is me work.......yace I look so lovely in my greens!!

I tag:

Ms. Polka Dotted Owl
Ms. Champagne

cha cha cha check it OUT!

T Sharee is hosting the most AWESOME give-away!!! Go check it out, and please tell her I sent ya!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail...hopping down the bunny trail.....

I hope everyone had a good Easter - we sure did. The kids should be ALL egged out. Saturday they hunted eggs at Church, then that evening they hunted eggs at Nanny and Papa's house. Sunday afternoon they hunted yet again with my side of the family. Everyone had a great time - the weather was AWESOME.

We got to take family pictures.......I went through probably 200 pics - trying to get the kids to sit still and smile was a job. Jerimy can say one thing and they listen........SIGH!!

Here is me with the kiddos
Jerimy with the kiddos

Me & Jerimy

The whole family together!!

ummmmmmm yes these are my shoes - aren't they so awesome - they matched my belt perfectly!!!!!!!! LOVE THEM!!

Coloring eggs

Hunting eggs at Nanny & Papa's

Getting ready to HUNT

Brylee and Kennedy checking out their goodies!

McKenna & Braxton

Becky, Me & Abbi
When we get together us girls have to have a pic together :-)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Whoop there it is

Well we're at the end of spring has flown by - isn't that how it goes when you're on vacation? Wed/Thursday we went to Universal. UMMMMM 6 rides - 2 days...yes you read that correct. There were so many people it was so CRAZY - how dare all those people plan to go and hold up our trip?!?!?! It's OK we have season passes..........AND the kiddos had a good time. That is what matters.....................RIGHT?
HERE we goooooooooooooooooooooo on our way

So sweet and sweet..................mmhmmmm

Yea...this is what Brylee and I did while daddy, McKenna, and Braxton road Spiderman. 2 hr wait verses chocolate waffle cone.....which one was the better deal?

Ahhh the end of a glorious trip. SO ready to go home.