Sunday, August 30, 2009

Crafty Day

Apparently I was feeling crafty today b/c I made Andrea and I BFF twilight bracelets AND I actually scrapbooked a layout! Yeah I know, who am I and what have I done with myself?!
Here's the bracelets I made us. (took the pic with my cell - sorry)

I'll post a pic of the layout tomorrow when the sun comes up and I can get a good one!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I had Lil write out her Christmas list this morning to give to grandma. I had to share it b/c I just love the way she writes and spells things.

I uploaded a whole bunch of pics last night. Families, Seniors, Girls & Boys this time. I still have some weddings and engagements sessions and possibly a baby to upload.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I managed to get a few pics uploaded this morning. I updated the Girlies section and the Families section!

Friday, August 21, 2009

I can't stop watching this!!!

I'm thinking, in the 2nd book, Jacob was great and wonderful and everything and in the 3rd book he kind of got on my nerves, but understandably. In the movie, however, I'm thinking they are going to make him absolutely impossible to not completely fall in love with! I'm thinking that it may be so much so that people might start questioning teams! well, until the end of course lol
I'm pretty sure New Moon is going to be WAY better than Twilight.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Welcome home, Paula. We've been waiting for you...

Well, that's incredibly creepy sounding. Anywho, Walmart has Paula Deen kitchen stuff and tonight the MIL got me an early Birthday Present!! (yes, very early, but that's how she rolls) I'm so stinking excited. I needed a new large lidded skillet with a shiny happy old woman on the packaging.

T & Ronnie FINALLY got their Cube!!!! They ended up with the Krom b/c they couldn't wait on the dealership to get the one they originally wanted. We drove them out to Wal-mart together and parked next to each other and then drove home right next to each other! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!!

While at Wal-Mart Lil discovered a Rolling Stone all Jonas Brothers Special edition super sweet 5 poster magazine. Uncle Ronnie bought it for her and by the time we got home she had decided exactly where she was hanging all 5 posters. I made her choose 2 b/c I told her she was too young to hang boys all over her walls. She also had a Hannah poster she had been saving to hang as well. SO we now have the group of 3 on her door, Nick her favorite across from her bed, and Hannah beside her bed. Chloe got to choose one as well and she chose Kevin. Now, this was very odd to me. He is the oldest and she tells me when she chooses it that he should be her boyfriend. Oh come ON you're 4!!

While discussing where to hang said posters I'm telling the girls, about 1,264 times to get their jammies on first. Chloe runs down the hallway to tell me some bit of rubbish and I tell her once again GET YOUR JAMMIES ON!! She looks at me with a smirk and I hear SNOOOOOOOORRRRRRRT. Then she dies laughing. What the HECK was that? I ask. She says, I FINALLY figured out how to make a pig sound!!! and she giggles all the way back to her room.

Someone's going to get P90'd in the FACE

I'm so glad this is recovery week b/c I'm bloaty, crampy and ANGRY AT THE WORLD!
Needless to say, I did not doing that retarted Kung Pow last night and I will not be doing the stretching for the rest of the week. Once I feel fully "recovered" I will join back in next week with the REAL exercising. HUMPH!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

tons of photos

the stack on the left, I received in the mail about 3 weeks ago.
the stack on the right, I received in the mail yesterday.
I still have about 600 more photos not printed that need to be paid for and shipped.
at this point, if I scrapbook every second of every day for the rest of my life I will die not finished.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fun Girl Stuff

Here's the picture I told you about with Lil in her Little Miss Sunshine Shirt. She spent so long perfecting it, she had to finish the book at home!

Brian tipped the dishwasher box over and cut holes in it for the girls to play in. They made it a drive-thru. I discovered the menu this evening after the girls went to bed.
Cocolu (aka CocaCola)
Letes (aka lettuce)
Despite the clearly printed menu above the drive thru-window, Chloe always orders a peenyo (aka jalapeno) sandwich with peenyo salad and peenyo ranch dressing. Occassionally Lil decides she is out of Jalapenos so then Chloe will stick to a sandwich with ranch lettuce and a tomato. I also discovered an array of cat drawings inside.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Tomorrow is my first Monday at the shopper in a very very long time. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to be doing, but I do know that whatever I do, I need to keep myself busy.
I'm not sure if I told everyone, but I decided to stay at the Shopper. The very last day I was working they decided to call and see what it would take to keep me and we came to an agreement!
I am really happy with my decision (so far lol) because I can pick the girls up from school still and I won't have to find someone to take Lil to dance on tuesdays. I also get to stay in MOPS and won't be out of work 3 months during the winter.
I am so tired from getting up so early to get the kids to school! I'm wondering how long it will take to get my body back on school schedule.
I'm also wondering exactly how I'm to be at both parties for both kids as I signed up for homeroom mom for both classes. Gina informs me that she does it every year and not to worry, but I'm afraid I'm going to miss something when I run to the other class!
Brian installed my new dishwasher today, to which I am eternally greatfull. When I went to use it, I realized its a bit smaller and I got really frustrated and yelled "OH COME ON!!" quite a few times. I'm really glad for the guy at lowes though, I told him I needed one under $400 because that was the budget and he knocked $50 off one so it would come under $400 after taxes and such.
I got these in the mail the other day. They are gell skins for the girls' dss they are going to get for Christmas. My friend showed them to me at I also picked out one that I asked for for my birthday to go on my laptop. They find artists they love and ask them to use their prints on the skins, there are so many beautiful skins, it's so hard to choose!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I forgot how amazingly tasty these things are. I thought I'd share the recipie for those of you not lucky enough to get to go to Apples of Gold and get it for yourself! For those of you that did, I altered it a little bit

Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes - Each Potato will usually serve 3 or 4 people
Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 425
Peel and cut potatoes. Place on paper toweling and generously salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Soak up additional water from tops of potatoes with paper towel.
Place dried potatoes in bowl and generously coat with olive oil, then sprinkle with rosemary. You can use as much rosemary as you like, I tend to over sprinkle :) Toss with hands to evenly coat. Place seasoned potatoes on foiled jelly roll pan, sprinkle more rosemary over potatoes if needed.
Bake until soft, 20-30 minutes depending on size of pieces and how crowded the pan. is


I got this idea out of a taste of home cookbook for kids. ITS ADORABLE!!

Good News & Bad News - again

Bad news: My hair looked like a poodle when I woke up this morning, again.
Good news: When I weighed in I had lost 16lbs!!!!

Today I'm headed to the Gloss mountains for an engagement shoot, then back home to take Lil to a birthday party, then off to Mom & Granddad's birthday party. Sometime I have to work in the Kung Pow workout for today and making enough rosemary sweet potatoes (recipie compliments of sherri dinsmore) to feed 20.

Friday, August 14, 2009

My face Hurts

This book has been on the very top of my favorites list for years now. I bought it right after I started working in the book department at hastings (2004-ish?) because I thought it had such a beautiful cover. I did that a lot, and still do actually (what do you expect?) but this one turned out to be a total Gem!

I was sooooooo excited to see the movie! So Lil, Andrea, Nikki, Jeris, Ronnie, T, Uncle Ronnie, Brett, Rachel & I (lol) went to see it this evening. As I knew I would I cried like a BABY! THEN Andrea and Nikki and I laughed so hard at ourselves we cried even harder! It was sooo dang good. There was only 1 thing I was dissapointed in. The very last scene in the book, which was probably the very best, was left out. He travels really far into the future and she is 80 yrs old sitting in her wheelchair waiting for him. She gets to see him one last time before she dies. Seriously, I remember crying so hard at that part in the book that I was almost dreading it in the movie! When they didn't though, I was not happy. At one point Lil turned to me and said, "Mom, my eyes are tearing up." I said, "It's sad isn't it" she says "yes" But then later she got on to me for crying to loud and shaking the chair. HAHAHAHA!! I did have to cover her eyes at a couple of parts also. It was only rated PG, but apparently PG is a bit different than it used to be. They showed his butt a couple of times and he felt her up once, but other than that she got to see the rest of the movie :) Halfway through she says, "Mom, can we buy this?" um YES!

I just don't think mom's should talk like that

T calls and says:

I asked Lil what you told her when she said she had blisters on her feet and she says "oh shit! but I just don't think mom's should talk like that"

I tell T, I most certainly did not say "Oh Shit!" so I run to Lil and ask her what the heck she was thinking! She says, "Mom, I said Oh Shoot and she misunderstood me"


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mom, Iv'e got good news & bad news

Lil calls me after school b/c T has to pick her up. I'm working late on a Wednesday. She says, Mom I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is, my new school shoes gave me a blister, the good news is I had a faaaaaaaaaabulous day!!! (picture her singing like a gay man)

Chloe in front of her classroom just before class started

Lil with her new Teacher Ms. McFarland. They both got the yellow memo

Lil and Cade just outside the front door. Lil can hardly contain her excitement

Lil and Chloe sporting their new clothes and lunchboxes. Lil's shirt says Little Miss Sunshine and Chloe's says Little Miss Trouble :)

Lunches packed before they headed off. Chloe requested dinosaur shaped sandwiches and Lil requested heart shaped. Those chocolatey turd things in the front are the peanut butter bumblebees we made last night. They didn't quite look like bees since we ousted the almond wings, but the girls thought they were the tastiest thing they have ever had and Lil showed every adult in the lunchroom. I wrote them both a note, as usual, but unfortunately (even with the hierogliphics) Chloe had no idea what hers said.
This evening during P90x Brian decided he would rather be watching a video titled P90sex. Don't worry, it doesn't exist. We googled it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Tomorrow is the first day
Must go to bed

I got the girls Christmas presents today. Well the main one anyway, and one little one each will be here tomorrow. I'm a little bit nervous about having extra money once we close on the house. Everything looks great on paper, but paper doesn't prove anything until it's put into action! So, as usual, I'm being overly prepared.

oh yeah, 13 lbs :D

Monday, August 10, 2009

Holy Moly I Almost Forgot to Say

Hubby and I have been doing P90X.
I know, I know - bitches be crazy! hahaha
I've lost 11 lbs in the last 2 week though, so who's the crazy bitch now eh? EH?
I've also joined the site and it's pretty cool being able to track my weight and see approximately how many calories I've burned during my excercise and what not.

As I'm sure you probably noticed, I've been insanely busy this summer. I have never been so ready for a summer to be over in my life. ALTHOUGH I'm not quite ready to send Chloe to school! Tonight was open house and Lil & Chloe got to meet their new teachers. Lil got Mrs McFarland for first grade. She is the one we were hoping and praying for all summer. Not only did Lil get her, Cade got her too! AND they are sitting right next to each other! HA! Andrea and I got to the school 30 minutes early b/c we were all nervous and had to be the first ones to class and when we got down the hallway we were jumping and yelling with excitement.

Chloe has Mrs Good & Mrs Mason. They are the only pre-K teachers, so we already knew she'd have them. They are who Lil had also so she already pretty much knows them and the way around the room. I am so, completely, not ready to send her away every single afternoon. Last year we tested the waters at Oakwood with 2 mornings a week and it took me a month or so to get used to it, but EVERY DAY!! Thankfully it is only in the afternoons, but the thing that really bothers me is that she will be eating lunch there. I just want to be there to sit with her while she eats!! I know after a while I'll be like SEE YA!! And run away from the parking lot giggling with the prospects of the afternoon to come. I'll let you know when that happens :)

I have sooooo many photos to upload on the site. 3 weddings, seniors, families, kids you name it, I've got it to post. I will try to get a sneak peek posted on here each time I upload, but I will be lucky to get them even uploaded in the near future! Currently I am uploading the bajillion and 1/2 photos to photoworks that I am behind in printing for the 10ยข sale. I still fear my bill will be over $200. In which case, only half will get printed this round.

Lately the statement "bitches be crazy" has been proven over and over again. Between my ex bff and Andrea's ex bff there has been a lot of hatred swirling in the air. (It's quite humerous to hear someone talk about how much better they are than you and they really really mean it! Don't they see the irony of their words?) All of which, unfortunately has radiated downward towards my children. Now, those of you know who know them, and I'm really talking about Lil, knows that this is the silliest thing on the planet. Lil just so happens to be THE sweetest thing on the planet. (don't get me wrong, Chloe is quite loveable, just with attitude) Taking stabs at peoples children to get back at the person is ridiculous and if I may say so myself, white trash :) Fortunately, Lil is a better person than these two women will ever come to be because she is fortunate enough to have a mom that has taught her to care about others. Not only care, but Love. I hope that she never finds out about the things done against her to spite her mommy. Out of these ridiculous actions, however, I now am getting to help plan 2 more birthday parties. All of you should know that that is probably my most favorite thing to do on the planet. One of which includes tea, tarts and fancy hats (which just might be my 2nd 3rd & 4th favorite things on the planet)

Ah well, sorry for the rant. People sitting at home making up reasons to not like me really doesn't bother me, but when it starts affecting my children I take it to heart.

Now, back to uploading!!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

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