Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 Day Challenge-Day 7

Someone who has made your life worth living
I have two people. But let's focus on them separately. First, there is my mom. She pretty much raised me by herself. I'm sure it wasn't easy. I didn't know my dad till I was older. People always try and say "aww, poor you" but I look back on my childhood....and think it was very happy. I've always been close to my mother. Some of her pet peeves growing up are now mine. The smell of grape, the sound of teeth scraping a fork, little things like that. She helped carve the woman I am today. I like to think of myself as independent. I love having my husband around, but if something every happened, I know I could manage. I am a good mom...I learned by example. I'm an excellent friend. I'm not tooting my own horn on this one...I've been told. My mom always raised me to be a sensitive and caring person. I think I've mastered that. She has taught me so much, and for life is worth living.
Secondly, my wonderful husband. My world changed in so many ways since he has been in my life. I learned what love really is, both to love and to receive it. I learned the love from a child (before I even had my own). I became a mother and gave birth (one of THE best experiences in my life). I know there is a happy balance with all the things you love in life. It is ok to spend time with friends, he will still be there. No matter what, he will still be there. I know this is dumb, but when I was younger I use to always wonder what a boyfriend would do if I were to have a tragedy in my life, of any kind. When my 4 wheeler flipped and the handle bars went through my face and also broke my arm...I knew. They freak the hell out! It also shows you just how much they love you. My husband is a man of few words...but I know at the end of the day, when I close my eyes....he loves me, and I love him.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm not Martha Stewart

Last Friday I took the day off to spend with my dear friend and pastry chef, Sabrena. We had plans to make some AWESOME mummy cookies for a party the following day. Didn't really work out like we had planned.
Here is everything we thought we needed. We used premade cookie dough because we were not trying to be Betty Crocker and make it from scratch, we were going for decoration. Sabrena rolls out the dough so we can cut out our little mummy men. I was working on another project (which I totally forgot to take a picture of, but it was actually awesome).
We punched our little guys out and put them on the cookie sheet. **Tip from the pastry chef--don't grease your cookie sheet.
After you pop those guys in the oven, let cool on a cooling rack.
The original icing we bought in the first picture didn't work so well. It is used more to ice a whole we had to go to the store and buy some more. Here are two of Sabrena's mummies.
Here are my (first attempt at decorating a cookie ever) mummies. Not sure what happened with the one on the right. He soon met his maker when i crushed him on the table.
Here is my ONE perfect mummy. Out of all of them I had one. To say the least, we did not end up taking any of these cookies to the party the next night.
Sabrena is showing me her awesome steady hand.
Then we said to hell with the mummies and Sabrena taught me how to pipe. I was so excited. It totally made my day!
Looks good! Made up for my crappy mummies right?
Sabrena is showing her oldest how to do it as well.
We practiced on the table. See the cookie crumbs...that is what is left to that ugly mummy I made.
Here is all of my cookies. You can see part of the other project I was working on. I did an altered paint can for my cousin and Sabrena and I filled it was some awesome stuff.
Then I made this great "B" for Sabrena. She loves cupcakes and I thought this was fitting.
Sabrena on the other hand, might be mistaken for Martha Stewart. She decorated these pumpkins and used it as a center piece on her table. I loved the idea and might have to totally steal it next year.
I had a great day! It was full of many laughs and I feel I did learn alot. Sabrena has great ideas when it comes to decorating and cooking and I'm always up to learn. Until the next class....

Fat Tuesday

I know, once again Tuesday has come and gone and I'm a day late on the diet post. I've been a little unmotivated, sorry. On the upside, I didn't gain...but I didn't lose either. Not to bad considering I didn't do anything to lose but I didn't stuff myself to gain either. I could say this week I'm going to get started but I'm no longer fooling myself. When I'm ready...I'll do it! Until then...I'll be a little pudgy in the middle, whatev. Hope everyone else is doing good with their weight loss.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hold On

I love this picture! Blake is holding on to daddy while getting extra oxygen after being born. Precious.

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Wonderful Day Off

beautiful photo taken by my daughter Today I had the day off....and loved it. I felt like such a "SAHM" it was crazy. My daughter missed the bus so I took her to school. Then I got my two boys ready for school and daycare. I also got all my craft stuff in the trunk of my car to do a craft/baking day with a friend of mine. I took Devon to school. Then Blake and I stopped off at the donut shot because he turned 9 months today so I thought he should celebrate in some way so he brought donuts for his teachers and all his friends. After dropping him off, I was on my way for a fun filled day. I will post later about our baking and crafting. We had ALOT of fun. Also, we have a birthday/costume party for my 5 year old cousin tomorrow so it should be for a good post. Robert and I have never dressed up for Halloween so I'm excited. We are going to be an 80's rock star couple. I are the bomb!!! Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

This past weekend I took my boys to the pumpkin patch.
Devon is looking so much older ever time I look at his pictures. Cutest picture ever!
Blake and his beautiful blue eyes.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fat Tuesday

I know! I'm a day late (and a dollar short). Once again I didn't really stick to my diet last week so I wasn't excited to do my Fat Tuesday post. I only gained .2 so I guess that isn't bad. Also, I had no clean jeans this morning and I couldn't come to work pantless so (I must have temporarily lost my mind) I thought I would humor myself and try on my jeans that were one size down. THEY BUTTONED!!! I'm not going to lie to you and say they look good. My belly meat is over flowing on top and I'm totally rocking the muffin top today but I had no choice.. But two months ago I couldn't get them over my hips and one month ago they weren't even close to being able to button, so progress! I would like to say since I haven't really been doing my 3 day diet I've at least watched what I ate and portion control...but not so much. Taco Bell frequently calls my name, and I come running. I plan on going to the grocery store tonight...maybe I can get back on the ball. Until next week....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Man Candy

My office is further back in the building so I don't see many people here. But, our walls are thin so I do hear alot of what is going on. Today in the sales office I heard his voice.....
....and it made me so happy I came to work today. Don't get me wrong, the guy looked nothing like the man candy you see before you, but he had that voice. Who is your celeb crush?

Monday, October 18, 2010

How I Feel (in 5 photos)

I got this idea over at So about what I said... and I love it! This is how I feel photos.
How do you feel today?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Decor

As you know, Saturday I set out with a get crafty! I had gotten several ideas from two different bloggers. First, my mantel. I got ideas for this over at Aura j o o n (I love her photography). She did a post on how she decorated her house for the fall and I fell in love!
I had these cheap leaves strand with pumpkins that I had gotten through Avon a few years ago. I bought a few white pumpkins when we took the boys to the pumpkin patch (another post) to put on my candle holders. I also bought a small pumpkin to put on the side. I think it looks cute!
There is our little pumpkin.
Then I decorated this cute "S". I got the idea over at Cleared For Takeoff . I love it! I'm going to be doing them for every season/holiday! Then I didn't like the picture of our whole wedding party so I traded it with one of our first dance. And you couldn't see the little pumpkin very well or the "S" so I used a cake stand. I really like the way it turned out.
I can be crafty when I wanna, I learned it from my momma. haha
I got the idea for this at Cleared for Takeoff as well. We did this one for my cousin. I think it turned out really good!
That was my crafty Saturday. I hope to have many more. How do you like to decorate for fall?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Feels like Fall

I was going through some blogs yesterday (instead of working) and a few fellow bloggers had some amazing fall decorating ideas!
Today we are taking the boys to the pumpkin patch...and after, we are hitting Hobby Lobby! I'm ready to decorate and get crafty!
Enjoy your Saturday!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Enquiring Minds

It's that time again. Enquiring Minds want to Know. Link up with DollyCas's over at her blog and join in.
1. What is your favorite pizza topping.
I love plain cheese pizza. Better yet, cheese pizza from Papa John's! With garlic butter sauce of course! Yummy.
2. If you could give up one household chore forever, what would it be?

Dusting, for sure. Wait...I don't really ever dust anyways so I guess I almost have. Unfortunately I have dark furniture in my bed room so it shows dust easy so I do have to at least dust that room from time to time. 3. What is your favorite kind of music?

I don't really have a favorite. I like just about every type of music depending on my mood. But I love to rock out to my old school rap from high school and my early 20s. Oh, how I miss those days (sometimes). (clearly this is not me in the photo....but if I quit eating today, by this time next year I might be that skinny, lol)

Enjoy your Thursday! The weekend is almost here...I have a bottle of wine waiting for me when I get home Friday!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Show some love!

To all the wonderful people that read my blog but for whatever reason won't follow me...please do so, it makes me feel loved!
To all the wonderful people that follow my blog, feel free to leave lets me know you are actually reading this crap. ;) are a few blogs I love to read and wanted to share, maybe you will like them to:
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Took a few photos of Blake the other day. This one he is wearing a sleeper his Grandma bought him. He has some of the bluest eyes I've ever seen.
Here he is in his costume. He's a dinosaur. Devon was a dino when he was a baby for a few years as well. Perfectly cute and chubby baby!
Devon wanted a picture with his little brother. None of them turned out well. But this is better than nothing.
I love holidays, my kids, and taking photos of them. We might trek out to the pumpkin patch this weekend.

30 Day Challenge--Day 6

Something you hope you never have to do I hope I never have to bury my children. I know to most people it is a given. But I have seen first hand how hard it is for someone I love to have to come to terms with such a tragedy. I think often we watch the news, and hear these horror stories of children dieing. Your heart always goes out to them and their family but you never really think it will happen to yours, until it does. There are some things you can never forget, and seeing a grown man cry and grieve for his daughter is one of them. Never take any moment with your children for granted. You don't know when someone will feel their time is up in this world. My three kids mean the world to me and I couldn't imagine life without them. I hope everyone holds their babies close. My oldest son is 9, and when he actually wants to snuggle...sweet! Children are a blessing, treat them as one.