Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 18 of the 30 Day B.C

So I totally missed days 11 thru 17 but I've been crazy busy and crazy sick. I only work when needed and it just so happens that I'm need for a whole month so I've been working. I'm not used to working everyday so I have a hard time getting everything done that I want to. On top of working, a couple of day ago I started feeling bad and it just got worse from them. Yesterday when I woke up running a fever of over 100, I figured I needed to go to the doctor. So I have Strep Throat and have practically been quarantined to my bedroom so I don't get anyone else sick. Today is the first day I've felt better all week!

So here is Day 18: My wedding!
It was almost 3 years ago that I married my best friend. We got married in my mother-in-law's church. It's a great little church and our guest practically filled the whole thing! It was still decorated for Christmas with the trees and poinsettias. I seems like yesterday but also like longer than 3 years ago. When I get back on my own computer, I'll add some of my favorite pictures.
I'm on my daughter's Christmas present, setting it up and charging it so it's all ready for her to play with Christmas morning.

Hope every has a very Merry Christmas!

until next time...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Our Christmas Card

We are very excited about our Christmas cards this year. We had a great photographer take this great picture. You'd never know that it was absolutely freezing the day we took out pictures. Living in the south, we aren't quite used to cold weather. This day it didn't get out of the 30s which is quite rare here. The wind was whipping like crazy too.

I was excited to find a card that coordinated with our picture perfectly. I just love how the whole thing turned out!

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I can't wait to see the finished project when it arrives!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day Eleven of the 30 Day B.C

Day 11: A photo of me recently.

Now I'm not going to be as recent at Amanda over at My Life as a Wife, but this picture is from Monday so I'd say that is recent. Its not just of me though. Remember those family pictures I was so super excited about, well this picture is from those. It's one of the four that the lovely Kristen Pace let me preview. I have to say that I'm in love and can't wait to see the rest!

until tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Days Nine and Ten of 30 Day B.C Together!

Well I was really slack yesterday and totally forgot about Day 9 so here it is: A picture I took!
I just took this last week. Owen only went near Santa because Olivia did and we only got this one shot after that he scooted right off her lap and started crying! At least we got the one!

 Day 10: A picture of myself 10 years ago!
Well that would be a picture of me at the age of 17 and I don't have any of those on my computer. That was before we put all our pictures on the computer, that was before everyone used Digital! So unfortunately I don't have anything for day 10!

Hoping I can do better for Day 11!

until tomorrow...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day Eight of the 30 Day B.C

Day 8: A picture that makes me sad/mad

Who has pictures that make them sad? I know I surely don't pipe up to take pictures of sad moments but I do have one picture that makes me sad everytime I see it. It only exists for documentation purposes!

Here is my poor Nugget pre-Dr.S., the best dermatologist we've seen! He went from looking like this
to looking like this
in the matter of a week!

The first one makes me sad because he looked like even after seeing a dermatologist who's only answer was constant steroid use and after seeing an Urgent Care doctor because his eyes has swollen shut who's only answer was more steroids and a shot or Cortizone! Neither the old derm. or the urgent care doctor helped! It took a whole other doctor to help him. He sees her regularly and steroids are not the answer. He unfortunately gets many secondary infections so a combo of antibiotics, strong hydrocortizone creams and oatmeal baths make my baby better.

I'll be back very soon with lots of pictures that make me very very happy. That being pictures from our family shoot today with Kristen Pace. I must say, I've only seen a few sneak peaks and I can't wait to see the rest!

until tomorrow...

Exciting Day!!

Today is a very exciting day for several reasons;

1. The Hubbs has a job interview!!!! That is the best news we've had in a long time. We both (me mostly) have been searching like crazy for him a new job. A few months back he got a life changing demotion that came with a 50% pay cut! It killed me! It killed us! Our relationship has been tried for sure and we've been struggling! Not only in our relationship but in every other day possible. This interview needs to go well! Him getting this job will be the long awaited answer to our prayers! I'm so nervous for him! This is his first interview with this company and it's with the VP of the Company. How nerve wracking is that? This company has much better hours that he works now as they close at 5:30 Mon-Fri and at 4 on Sat. Even better is that they are closed every Sunday! His current job has him working long days (I'm talking 12-13hrs) and they close at 9 which makes him getting home normally after 10 because he very rarely opens!
Pray that this is direction Frank is supposed to be going and that his interview will go well!

2. We have family pictures today! I am so excited. I love getting our coordinating outfits together and I can hardly wait to see what the finish products will look like. It is however very cold today and our pictures are outside. I'm hoping it won't affect the outcome of our pictures too badly! We decided to go with a new photographer this time. I saw her pictures and fell in love. They were just what I wanted! She was running a special too which helped me make my decision. We don't get professional pictures done that often because of Nugget's face always been flared up so I went out on a limb even scheduling them. Luckily, he's looking pretty good today. He's been on Aveeno Oatmeal overload as we've found their products to make the biggest difference for him! He's gotten an oatmeal bath, washed in oatmeal wash and rubbed down with oatmeal lotion. Anyway, back to pictures. I'm super excited. Nana made Noodle a new skirt and I made her a new headband. I may make them both some shirts today but I'm still not sure!

Those are the two things I'm most excited about. Now on the other hand, I am not excited about this being my only day off this week. I start working tomorrow for a month and that sucks. I've gotten so used to being a stay-at-home mom that I'm dreading working. I work everyday that Noddle's on break from school and this is the first that has every happened. If Hubbs get this new job, that will all change. I'll get to quit my job and go back to staying at home full time. Anyway, I've just been working as needed but it seems that the only time I'm needed is when Noodle's out of school. That is not what I signed up for. The only good thing to come out of it is the money I will make. They pay me pretty decent per hour so the paychecks will be nice. I think we're going to take the money at take all the kids to Disney World. My sister and her son would be going with us so it'd be great fun. Disney World was one of the two things Noodle asked for for Christmas too so it should make it even better.

Anyway, hope everyone has an exciting day! I know I will!

until later...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day Seven of 30 Day B.C

Day 7: A photo that makes you smile!

I have lots of those! It's going to be hard to chose just one!

This one makes me smile because it was one of the first in a long time where Owen's face was clear. It's the little things that make me happy. I wish he could be clear all the time!
This one makes me smile because it was our first family vacation!

Olivia in her hat alone is why this one makes me smile!

Check out Amanda over at My Life as a Wife if you want to join in on the Blog Challenge. Also the picture that makes her smile is a pretty good one!

until tomorrow...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day Six of 30 Day B.C

Today is Day Six of the 30 Day Blog Challenge that Amanda over at My Life as a Wife is doing!

Day Six is 20 Favorite Things!

This shouldn't be too hard so here goes it:
(They are just in random order!)

1. My two wonderful kids, Noodle and Nugget. How could they not be?
2. Sweatshirts

3. Sheets right out of the dryer

4. Russell Stover's Chocolate Covered Marshmellow Santas

5. Cheesecake

6. Flip Flops

7. Any Flats

8. Red and Turquoise together

9. Kisses from the Hubbs (They are the foot popping kind!)

10. My Camera

11. Pictures of my Kids (speaking are some)




12. Blogging

13. Crafting

14. Painting

15. Shopping

16. Just Dance esp. with Noodle

17. Mr. Pibb

18. When Hubbs Drives

19. Sushi! Yummo!

20. Christmas Eve Church Service

until tomorrow...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 5 of 30 Day B.C

Day 5: Favorite Quote

When I saw that today was going to be my favorite quote, I got a little worried. I"m not the kind of person who remembers all kinds of famous quotes so this one is hard for me. So I started searching and found one that I love.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." ~Dr. Seuss

This describe mine and Hubbs relationship to a T. We are both weird but our weirds fit together perfectly. We make the perfect couple for us!

There is another quote that comes from the movie Juno that I love. The Hubbs and I watched that movie and loved it. It is so funny and has some great one liners! Our favorite is "That ain't no etch-a-sketch, that's one doodle that can't be undid Homeskillet!" As we were watching the movie, I told him that's how I would tell him when I was pregnant since this was back before Nugget. When I finally got pregnant with Nugget, I was so excited to be able to tell him about our "doodle"!

Anyway, there are the two quotes that I love. Maybe one day I'll have an actually favorite quote but until then, these will do.

until tomorrow...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day Four of 30 Day B.C

Day Four: Favorite Book

Well, I am very sad to say that I cannot remember the last book I read therefore I don't have a favorite book. When I was little I really love Sarah, Plain and Tall and all the Shel Silverstein books like Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Runny Babbit. I did try listening to Time Traveler's Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the parts I got to listen to.

Here's one of Shel Silverstein's poem. Not only did I love them but now my kids love them too!
One Inch Tall

If you were only one inch tall, you'd ride a worm to school.
The teardrop of a crying ant would be your swimming pool.
A crumb of cake would be a feast
And last you seven days at least,
A flea would be a frightening beast
If you were one inch tall.

If you were only one inch tall, you'd walk beneath the door,
And it would take about a month to get down to the store.
A bit of fluff would be your bed,
You'd swing upon a spider's thread,
And wear a thimble on your head
If you were one inch tall.

You'd surf across the kitchen sink upon a stick of gum.
You couldn't hug your mama, you'd just have to hug her thumb.
You'd run from people's feet in fright,
To move a pen would take all night,
(This poem took fourteen years to write--
'Cause I'm just one inch tall).

until tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day Three of 30 Day B.C

Day Three: Favorite Television Program

Well this time of year my favorite TV program is The Sing Off. This is the second season and by far, it's my favorite show on. I just wish it last longer! It just started on the 6th and only has like 5 more shows. If you haven't seen it, you have to check it out. It comes on NBC tonight at 8. It's a singing competition for nothing but a capella groups. Last season my favorite was the Beelzebubs (I'm guessing I spelled that right) and this season, my favorite, so far after just one episode, are the Whiffenpoofs. They are the a capella group from Yale. They were great! You should check it out too!

Any other time, I love any of the CSIs.

Big Bang Theory! I love Sheldon! Bazinga!

Of the new shows that just started this season, I'm loving Chase! It is SO good. When the new season started, the Hubbs really loved the new Hawaii 5-0.
Bad new for him: He works late on Mondays and kept missing it.
Good new for me: I didn't have to watch it because I wasn't a fan so I found something else.
 Chase was that show. Now I have him watching it and he even thinks its better than Hawaii 5-0!

and I love how funny Mike and Molly is! I don't care what that Marie Claire writer says! I love the show and fat people (being that I'm not a stick anyway)
I loved Melissa McCarthy on Gilmore Girls as Suki and now I love her even more as Molly on this show!

 and last but definitely not least, GLEE! I'm a total GLEEK! I esp. love the episode with Gweneth Paltrow! I love, love, loved the Singing in the Rain/Umbrella number at the end. It's got to be my most favorite performance of the show so far. I even made the song my ringtone!

Well that about sums it up!
If you want to join in on the 30 Day Blog Challenge, check it out Amanda's blog over at My Life as a Wife.

until tomorrow...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day Two of 30 Day Challenge

Day Two: Favorite Movie. Like I said yesterday, picking my favorite movie is much easier than picking my favorite song since I'm not much of a movie watcher. The Hubbs, now he's a movie watcher. He can stay up til the wee hours watching movie after movie. As soon as I get comfortable with him on the couch, I'm out. I usually last about 15 minutes max! Anyway, I'm getting off track.

My favorite movie would have to be P.S. I Love You! I love everything about that movie. I love Hillary Swank, I love Gerard Butler, I love the whole movie, did I mention I love Gerard Butler!?!

I do have a few others that come in right after that one.
2. Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist
When we didn't have cable, I got this movie out of RedBox and must have watched it all day one day. Over and Over! I loved it everytime!

3. Mary Poppins
When I was little, we rented this movie and when it came time to return it, I wouldn't let it go. I watched it so many times, I wore out the tape!

4. Dirty Dancing
I used to have this poster hanging in my room. I would pretend all the time that I was Baby and that my bed was the stage and I would jump off and run to Johnny for the lift. I know I'm a dork!

5. Untamed Heart
I loved me some Christian Slater in this movie. I've seen this movie a bunch and I cry every single time.

So What's your Favorite Movie? Join in on the 30 Day Blog Challenge and let us know. I'm following in Amanda's footsteps over at My Life as a Wife.

until tomorrow...

Monday, December 6, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge

20 Topics in 30 Days, I think I'm in! I'm always looking for something new to do with my blog and this sounds right up my alley. I"m following in Amanda's footsteps over at My Life as a Wife and passing the next 30 days with this Challenge.

Day One: Favorite Song! What a hard one! I don't know how I could ever narrow it down to just one. I love such a wide variety of music from 80s to Country to Classical to Opera. I really love it all. Not only do I love it all, there are so many songs that have meaning to me or that I connect to making this so much harder.

I love "Better Together" by Jack Johnson because it's the song Hubbs and I had are first dance to at our wedding. It is definitely always better when we are together and we love doing nothing together!

I love love love "The Prayer" sung by Josh Groban and Charlotte Church! I love to listen to it in the car and belt it out as loud as possible like I can sing!

"Way you Love me" by Faith Hill, that's another I love to sing loudly too! Oh, and there's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody", "Jessie's Girl", anything by Michael Buble, Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi or Boyz II Men.

The longer I sit here and think over it, the longer my list gets. So I'm gonna leave it as those and I'll be back tomorrow for Day Two of the 30 Day Challenge with Favorite Movie. I have all night to think about it but that list will be much shorter as I am not much of a movie watch.

Make sure you come back tomorrow and if you want to join in on the challenge, check here for the list of topics of at My Life as a Wife!

until tomorrow...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fawk you Friday!

Yay for Fawk you Friday! Who doesn't need a chance to throw out a few Fawk you's to all those people places and things? I do! So here goes:

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Fawk You to the lovely lady on the phone that called me a dumbass while I was at work today. Being a Pool person I float around ofter among 5 different locations, so therefore I don't really know anyone. This lovely lady called asking for someone I did not know and after telling her that I'm just covering for the regular person so I don't know who that is or how to reach them, she asked for me to find out those things and called me a dumbass! So after finding out that the person wasn't there, she asked to speak to anyone else. Being the dumbass she thought I was, I nicely and politely transferred her to anyone! Anyone being somebody not in my dept that couldn't help her at all!!!! I mean I had to live up to her Dumbass expectations!

Fawk you to Toys r Us for not making it apparent that the Buy Any Dance Wii game and get another Wii game for $5 sale ended yesterday. I went there today hoping to get myself Just Dance 2 and another game for Noodle for Christmas and found the sale had ended. Now its buy a DS game get one for $5. I don't need two DS games!

One more very nondescript Fawk You to a person who will remain nameless because of being the worst at something that means a lot to me. I know that doesn't give you guys any information but it makes me feel better because I know who it is and I needed to get it out there for no other reason that than!

Hope everyone has a Happy Friday and a Happy Weekend.

until next time...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Friendly Friday Follow in Forever!

How many F words do you think I can fit in one title?

I'm super excited to be participating in my first friendly Friday follow in forever. I'll be back in the swing of things before you know it!

So here's the Dilly-yo:
To join the Friendly Friday Follow is very simple
Grab the button
Add your link to the list here
Visit as many other blogs as you can
 Follow the ones you like (and comment on their blog to say that you are following) …and HAVE FUN!

I am BAAACCCCKKKK!!!! Yippee!!!

Thanks to the very fast cable man, I'm back! Oh how I have missed blogging!!!

We have been cable and Internet free for months now! I do not think I would have survived if it wasn't for my Android phone and lovely Antenna TV! I was still able to follow all of your lovely blogs but blogging from my phone took way too much time! Besides, adding pictures was nearly impossible and what's a blog without pictures. I have so many things that I haven't been able to write about and tons more pictures that haven't been shared.

I am looking forward to catching up and blogging everyday now. I am looking forward to reading all the blogs I follow in full size being able to see how the pretty blog designs!

Hopefully I will still have some followers! Thank you for sticking around even though I have been gone forever! I promise I will be here for awhile now with lots to share! Especially with the holidays coming, family pictures with Kristen Pace, birthdays and anniversaries!

until next time...

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Welcome to Together 24 where I share stories of life, love, struggle, my babies and whatever else may come to mind. My blog is called Together 24 because my family of four all together have birthdays on the 24th of a month. Hope you enjoy reading! Thanks for stopping by!