Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

"If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag"
To all of our military men and women....past, present and future...
Thank You!

Before you get too busy BBQing or getting things done around the house, please take a moment to remember...I know I will.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: "Twins"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

When In Rome...

I'm a *bit* obsessed with a few tv shows (Grey's, Private Practice, Survivor, Biggest Loser....the list goes on) but they're all ending. The Grey's finale last week had me so tense I actually had to take a couple breaks while watching it so I could remind myself to BREATH ALREADY!!! and the Private Practice finale the week before had me sobbing for the final 15 minutes (Love you Dell!!!). The Survivor finale was great, mostly because Russel didn't win...again! Tee hee hee! The Biggest Loser ended last night and I was thrilled at the winner and, as usual, amazed by all of the contestants transformations! American Idol ends tonight (Go Lee!) and Flash Forward ends tomorrow...

I've been looking at the summer tv schedule and there's definitely a couple things that interest me - Wipeout is always good for a laugh, as is the first few episodes of America's Got Talent but, what I've really been thinking is, I want to re-watch Rome.

If you haven't watched it, you are definitely missing out. It was on HBO for two seasons and we have both on DVD...amazing! Plus, if you like Owen on Grey's you will LOVE Rome since he's the lead and spends the entire series all buffed up and looking super-cute!

I know it sounds like all I do is watch tv and, I'll admit, I do get into that rut but once Iz goes to bed there isn't a whole lot else to do. I read a lot and knit a lot and post-bedtime is when I do some of my best de-cluttering but still...we live in the middle of nowhere. TV is just about all we have :)

So.....Rome it is!

Monday, May 24, 2010


It's that time of year again....

Summer is right around the corner and, looking ahead, our weekends are filling up fast!

I informed Hubby yesterday that we do not have a free Friday/Saturday/Sunday until 4th of July weekend and you just KNOW something will be going on then too!

Here's the breakdown:
May 28/29/30 - Yardsaling w/Auntie D, Cookout @ Mel's, J's Band in Battle of the Bands
June 4/5/6 - J's Graduation
June 11/12/13 - "UJ's" Graduation, Recital Pictures
June 18/19/20 - Dress Rehearsal, Recital, Father's Day
June 25/26/27 - End of Year Dance BBQ, Library Pig Roast

This past weekend was pretty busy too with a book sale at the library and lots and lots of errand pictures though??? Not sure what's up with me lately and my lack of camera use! Will be trying to remedy that in the near future!

Getting everything done today since tomorrow the temp is supposed to hit 90!!!! and I'm completely useless if it's that HOT!!!

Happy Monday :)

*Saving the best for last...
Happy Anniversary to Uncle P and WW!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


We are officially kid-less until tomorrow morning!!!!
Auntie D came up after work and took Iz for the night :)
Hubby and I? We're actually GOING OUT!!!
(instead of staying in and doing nothing like the last few times Iz slept over somewhere)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Sleepy Girl

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Weekend - Prom '10

Saturday (which was my BIRTHDAY!) Hubby, Iz and I headed down to Auntie D's to see JnD all dolled up for prom and embarrass them by taking one bazillion pictures before letting them escape :)

Of course, I forgot my CAMERA so I stole these pics from Auntie D and T...Thanks!!!

D all dressed up....she had the giggles during the photo shoot so it was hard to get one where she wasn't being silly :)

Can not BELIEVE this is "little" J....I remember the day he was born...I remember taking care of him when he was just a babe....I remember him being a toddler, a preschooler, a kid....where on earth did the time go? 18-years-old now...graduating from High School in a couple weeks and looking like a *gulp* grown-up in his tux Saturday night!

Cute :)

I went yard-saling the morning of my birthday and found a couple good deals for Iz , the cookout at Auntie D's was a blast and Sunday was spent relaxing around the house and getting ready for more warm weather...we brought out the patio swing and Iz's kiddie pool. We also got an impromptu visit from Nannie and Papa who are always a better audience than us for Iz's shenanigans :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

34 Things

Tomorrow is my BIRTHDAY!!! Good-bye 33...helllooooooo 34! Yipe! 34? That is, in my mind, "officially" in my mid-30s. Sheesh! How on earth did that happen?

Anyhoo...I saw this on a blog recently [though, for the life of me, can't remember which one or find it to give credit where it's due - sorry :( ] and thought it was a FANTASTIC way to "observe" (online at least!) the day o' my birth :)

34 things to do BEFORE I turn *gulp* 35!

1. Get a new tattoo.

2. Get a pedicure.

3. Go camping.

4. Go on vacation with Hubby and Iz.

5. Talk Hubby into letting us get a couple kittens.

6. Grow more in my garden!

7. Plant more flowers.

8. Finally get the rocks out of the front yard.

9. Get back into the habit of exercising several times a week.

10. Get family pictures done.

11. Take Iz to the aquarium.

12. Take a class...just for ME.

13. More date nights with Hubby!

14. Get a Wii.

15. Walk more.

16. Stop biting my nails!!!

17. Grow my hair out.

18. Watch less tv (and get Iz to do the same).

19. Clean more.

20. Stress less.

21. Fully enjoy the last year home with Iz before she starts kindergarten.

22. Be more positive.

23. Repaint the living room/kitchen.

24. Reconnect with an old friend.

25. Repair a broken friendship.

26. Make a new friend...or 2 or 3!!!!!

27. Take more pictures!

28. Laugh even MORE!

29. Make curtains for the house.

30. Take a train ride in N. Conway with Iz & Hubby.

31. Read Jane Austen's books.

32. Reread "The Chronicles of Narnia" the RIGHT order this time!

33. more ways than one!

34. Drink less iced coffee. HA! Kidding! I just couldn't think of anything else :)

Now, if I'm REALLY good, I'll remember this next year and be able to check in to see how I did :) Ooh...maybe monthly "check-ups" would be more fun!!! We'll see....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Somebody's MOBILE!!!!

Hold on to your hats folks! She's on the move...

GO Ellie!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Girl

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sneak Peek

Iz's Dance Recital is coming up next month :) and after Friday's class we got a big surprise when Miss V told the girls they could try on AND bring home their COSTUMES!!!

No, you don't get to see Iz in her costume....yet. But here's a sneak peek :)

She's going to be so CUTE!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day... Sunday...I'm sure that I will be far too busy enjoying my wealth of fancy gifts, breakfast-in-bed and being waited on hand and foot all day and will be unable to post. Ha! Just another day around here. But...just in case those things DO happen and I AM too busy to post...
Happy Mother's Day to MY mom, Hubby's mom, my "seesters" and my sister-in law :)

A special Happy Mother's Day if this is your FIRST...Like L, Country Mouse and JT... :)

And, an Extra-Specially-Special Happy Mother's Day to Laurie whose amazing, miraculous story means that she's actually HERE to celebrate Mother's Day with her 3 little ones :)

Happy Mother's Day to ALL you Moms out there - ENJOY!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hubby's Quirks

Hubby has a bunch of little quirks....some are cute, some are funny, some are unusual and some just plain drive me crazy (like the coffepot!).

There's one that makes me laugh EVERY SINGLE DAY...but not nearly as hard as I did this morning...

Hubby can not keep track of his socks :)

This is what happens. He gets up in the morning, showers and gets dressed for work, all except for socks. He just puts his slippers back on and doesn't put his socks on until he's ready to put his shoes on...don't ask me why, that's just how he does it.

So, after he gets dressed he just grabs a pair of socks and brings them out to the living room with him. The problem is that when the time comes to put his shoes on he can't find the socks he brought out! Sooooo...he goes back to the bedroom, grabs another pair and uses them.

It's left up to me to discover the location of the missing pair and return them to the bedroom for future use :)

I've discovered socks all over the place. The dining room table, the other bathroom, the spare room, on top of Iz's dresser, the island...the list goes on and on.

Today, however, topped them all.

This morning's socks???

In the fridge :)

Hee hee least they're clean!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday*: Fashionista

*Going to try and make Wordless Wednesday a weekly thing...we'll see how it goes :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Just a Little Silliness :)

Got this emailed to me the other day...instead of sending it on to a few random people I though I'd just post here for the world to see!!!

A~ Attached or Single: Attached....very attached :)
B~ Best Friend: Mel
C~ Cake or Pie: Pie
D~ Day of the Week: Sunday
E~ Essential Item: Coffee....LOTS of coffee!
F~ Favorite Color: Orange
G~ Gummi Bears or Gummi Worms: neither....Sour Patch Kids :)
H~ Hometown: Keeping it on the down-low
I~ Indulgences: Iced Coffee from DD
J~ January or July: July...but, January is when both Hubby AND Iz were born so that's a pretty great month too.
K~ Kids: Iz, L & J
L~ Life is incomplete without: Family
M~ Marriage Date: April 22, 2005
N~ Number of Siblings: 3
O~ Oranges or Apples: Apples
P~ Phobias or Fears: Heights
Q~ Quote: Seriously?
R~ Reason to Smile: Too many to list :)
S~ Season: Fall
T~ Tag Three: n/a
U~ Unknown Fact About Me: I'm keeping it UNKNOWN!!!
V~ Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: Cow, Pig, 'em all :)
W~ Worst Habit: Nail biting
X~ Rays or Ultrasounds: Um...I would rpefer not to have a reason to need either one.
Y~ Your Favorite Food: Lobstah!
Z~ Zodiac Sign: Taurus....and a typical one at that!

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