Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pillow Case Dress

I made a pillow case dress today. I didn't have a pattern, so I was just trying to go by looking at those that I have bought at craft shows/etsy. I think it turned out ok. It's not perfect, and I need to get some different ribbon, but at least I know what to do now, and I am confident to make more in time.

**P.S. I am mouring the loss of Grits and Country's relationship as is half of America**


Friday, January 30, 2009

Haggard thoughts

I am sure everyone has seen Ted Haggard on Oprah, CNN, etc etc. My thoughts? He's in denial that he is gay, and his wife is straight up C R A Z Y for not leaving him. Don't get me wrong, I am not hating on the gays. I support the gays 100% and think they should be allowed to get married, and have kids if they want. It's one of the few liberal things I agree with. I'm just hating on people who think they can be "cured" of homosexuality. The idea is so odd to me. It's not a mental illness for crying out loud. It's flipping 2009 people. Get over it.

But back to Haggard. He's totally gay, and his wife is a fruit loop for hanging around. My advice to her? Get a lawyer, and take him to the cleaners before you catch a VD.


Highs and lows

Low point- I was super nervous to be the preschool helper today

High point- It was actually fun

Low point- I had to clean snot off of a kids hands, and I was completely queasy and gagging

High point- I felt like a better mom 'cause three kids in her class came to school with their shoes on their wrong feet

Low point- I got playdough in my hair

High point- I got to go to see a friend for lunch afterward

Low point- I had to borrow her wipes, cause I forgot mine, and my kid clearly isn't potty trained yet

High point- I got to eat some yummy mexican

Low point- it's been one year eaxactly today that my granny died

High Point- I bought some pants, sweater, and a shirt at Ann Taylor Loft, and my total was 22- there's 50% off on clearence...


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Old Old School

Funniest freaking thing I have read in a quite a while... I got this as a email from a co-worker, and I almost peed on myself while reading it, and snickered for quite a while. Check this out people CLICK HERE

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

John and Kate plus 8

I don't care what anyone says, Kate Gosslin in my hero. People that watch Jon and Kate plus 8 either love her or hate her. I love her. True, she does get a bit witchy at times with her husband, and seems a bit demanding, stressed, but COME ON. She has 8 freaking kids, 6 being toddlers. I think she's handled it awesome. She feeds her kids organic/healthy meals, and she always done that even before they got "famous" so they were sacrificing money and time to go to all that trouble. I on the other hand am not that great of a mom in that department. Not that I am going to beat myself up on it.... my parents didn't feed me organic food and I survived some how. I just get excited when my kids will eat in general. Beggars can't be choosers.

The kids always seem so neat and tidy. Yes she is a neat freak, but I acually admire she's been able to keep that up with all the kids. None of them ever look like raggamuffins. I admire that she takes them out on trips a lot as well. Of course, it's not as costly for her as a lot of those trips are free for her family, because it's basically free advertising for the places they go, BUT she still deals with the stress of those outings like a champ. I myself have panic attacks at the thought of over night trips with the kids, and all the packing involved. Heck, we don't even really go anywhere with all three unless both myself and the hubby are together. Don't judge me if you don't have three under three and tell me I am being silly- you try it first..

So Kate, your my hero. Love your parenting, your cooking, your hair, your cleaning, AND I love the fact you got a free tummy tuck out of the deal. I am this close to youtubing my belly in the hopes someone will do the same for me. Cross your fingers for me!


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy 30th!

The husband turned 30 yesterday! Happy birthday David, I love ya! We had family come over for some spagetti, cake, and gifts. I didn't have much time for cleaning as we have had a busy week. Please note the laundry room in the far right corner in which I piled a bunch of crap back there to hide it, but failed to shut the door. Luckily I shut the door to our room, as it's just a war zone in there.

Dave got lots of cool things. Luckily he got some money and gift cards to Lowe's/Home Depot, as he wants to build cabinets for the garage. He had some plans to use some of the tax money we are getting back for that, so hopefully he wont need money from that to complete the project now lol. I can think of better ways to put that money to use especially since his bob the builder skills are shady- hehe. Just kidding, not really.

Tonight we are going to dinner with another couple to continue to celebrate the big 3-0- in Virginia Beach at PFchangs.... yummmmm


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Putting on her big girl pants and dealing with it...

The inauguration was not only an important day in history because of Obama. Let it be known that my child finally pooped in the potty. That over shadows Obama's big day ‘fo sho’. Laura has been doing awesome peeing in the potty, when we are home… not so much outside the house, but hey, I will take it. Gives me hope that one day I wont have to buy diapers… Speaking of which, have you ever priced pull ups? Crazyness! And even at Costco/Sam's you don't get much for your money. Total bummer.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The photo

So this is the winner of the crazy photo session we did yesterday for the turn a photo in a oil painting thingy. I think it's as good as we can get it doing it ourself. Boy were there some crazy pictures.... I did make a special request to make the background dark and to get rid of the chair rail, and asked them to hide Emily's diaper that you can see. Even if they don't follow my requests I can live with it, and I will forever remember when I had three under three...


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thank you

So you know that depressing blog I wrote that made me want to jump off a bridge after typing it? I got some nice comments, and sweet emails from people, that I wanted to thank everyone for. One of my friends also posted a sweet blog of her own on myspace, that I just wanted to share, and means more to me that she will ever know. She's been a great friend through work, and has had to deal with listening to me whine through two pregnancies (she wasn't employed when I was preggo with Laura) so power to her. That alone to enough to make her holy. Below is her post.

Friend, whose blog I lurk at and havn't figured out how to get my comments to stick, I too have friendship woos (sp?). I seemed to have destroyed or distanced myself from every friend in my past. I do have one longtime friend from kindergarten, but our lives have taken different paths and we don't have much in common. More that anything we stay in touch probably to say we have still have a friend from way back when. I think part of my problem is that I am too guarded for fear that people will think the real me is a wierdo. What I am realizing (as I age ever so gracefully), is that people are basically the same. We're all a bit wierd and most of us have our hearts on our sleeves. Oprah makes me especially self conscious of my friendship situation with her long time Gayle buddy. I did read an article in a magazine once about the nature of friendships...I wish I could find it now, because the only thing I remember from it is that some end. Anyway, your blog was not depressing, just real. And that is one of the things I like about you. you are real. And you are a good friend.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yikes! The pressure is on! A few months ago I flipped on QVC, and the special value was this deal where you send in a photo, and they convert it into an oil painting 16x20 frame it etc, for an el cheapo price. I debated about getting it, as I didn't have a picture of all three kids yet, but I figured I would in time. Well, I got an email that I have two weeks to send one in, or they will just refund my money. I don't have a decent picture of all three, so I guess I gotta play photo shoot with with kids for a few days and see if I can get anything good to send in.... Sounds easy enough but you try to take a good picture of three kids!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

I made something with my machine already!

**Please keep praying for baby Harper** click on the left sidebar picture to go to her website.

Recently I ordered a necklace from this website that I found while browsing. I picked a black/white print necklace, and I love it. Very cute. I decieded that since I know how to do some stitching now on the machine that I could make one, and so I made far... you know I will make a hundred of these in time. It was very simple to make, and I think they are adorable! I don't have a pattern, I just eyeballed it on meausrements. You can check out the website that sells them HERE.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Please Pray

Please pray for this baby. I have been following this blog for a very long time, and today she had her baby, but the baby is very sick.


Sewing 101

I had my first sewing lesson today. For those of you who do not know, I got my first and most likely only sewing machine for Christmas from my mom. Let me tell you, I am sooo glad I didn't purchase the sewing machine I eyed at Target on Black Friday. My mom went all out, and got me a Bernina Bernette 92C. My mom is a huge sewer, having started when she was a little girl. She has a Bernina as well but she's got one that is also an embroidery machine. Mine does some monograming and a gazillion decorative stiches, but it's not as fancy as hers, with good reason since I am a newby., and because the fancy ones cost about the same as a used car. The one I have is complicated enough for me haha.

So today I had my "Out of the Box" class. The only sewing I have ever done before today was in a home ec class I took in highschool. We made a sweatshirt, but I couldn't tell you for the life of me how we did it as basically the teacher did most of it. It was complicated that much I remember!

Dave was so funny, before I left he said he expected me to come home with a shirt for him or at least a pillow. He's going to be disappointed! Today I basically just learned how to "wind the bobbin", "thread the needle", and I did some basic stitching, and learned the functions of all the buttons and dodads on the machine. It was fun. I was completely scared this would wayyy over my head, but it wasn't too bad. Of course it was just learning the basics, and when I came home to try on my own I jammed the machine immediatly, but luckily with my mom next door she helped me out of that one.

So here are the stiches I did in the class, I know you are all amazed lol.


When I came home and practied I did some more stitches, and then I did my first kinda sorta project. I bought a handmade apron at a Church Craft Show, and one of my kids kindly ripped off the part that goes around your neck on one side. Today I mended that, so my apron is usable again! I feel so proud!



While I was at the shop I bought some "fat quarters" that were cheap. I have no idea what I am doing with them, but they were cheap and pretty, so I am sure I can figure something out in time. If nothing else I will use them to make napkins haha.


I wanted the machine as I think it will be fun to make dresses for the kids and other clothes. I plan on trying to make pillow case dresses for them. They do not look complicated at all, so in time hopefully I can figure that out. I also just want to do general crafting with it. I am excited about this new hobby though.


For those of you who don't know my husband has been on midnight shift for freaking ever. He put in this summer to get transfered to days effective when I had the baby as he wanted to be nice and help me out with my little ladies nights and mornings, and of course he's just sick and tired of working nights. Who could blame him? ANYWAYS the butt holes over looked him a gazzillon times, but today he came home and said effective next month on the 14th he would be on day shift. WELL, then he got a phone calll right when he got home, and it turns out they want him to start day shift effective TOMOROW morning! woot woot. Of course I don't really need his help during nights and mornings anymore, as Emily began sleeping through the night a few weeks after birth, (I lucked out big time) but it is going to be sooo nice to have my husband home at night, and not have him be a sleepy zombie the rest of his days.

He is excited, but a little bumbed to be loosing most of his overtime, as all his court time was overtime when he was on midnights, AND the city is not giving raises this year whatso ever. Depsite this he is still psyched to be on days, and is just thankful to still have his job in general when so many people all over are getting laid off or having hours cut. I guess the great thing with our jobs is that we do have job security in our fields.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baby Pics

Since my last post was 100% depressing, (sorry about that, I thought it would be theraputic for me, but ended up just making me feel a huge loser, Dave snapped me out of it though) today I will give you something a lot more happier. CLICK HERE They are Emily's 4th month pictures from her recent photo session last Saturday. I have no idea which ones to freaking order.... I want most of them for sure.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Deep Thoughts

Today at work some of the awesome people at my work had an all day meeting thingy, and afterward we stopped on the way home to have some drinks and gab. Honestly, one of things I love about my job are my coworkers. I think I could sit and talk with them for hours and hours. Actually we kinda do. Anyways, I had a good time, and it got me thinking that part of the reason that I love talking with these chicks is because I just don't have many female friends, and I wish that was different for me.

Basically I was a huge tomboy while growing up, so when I was really little, most of my friends were boys as I spent 24/7 on a baseball field as the only girl for the most part. When I got older I went to a bunch of different schools, so even though I did meet some cool people it was hard to get close and form these long lasting bonds. I also have the worst luck with friends it seems, and stupid fights cost me some friends. Over the years of analyzing it I have determined one BF was just mad that I wasn't around 24/7 anymore for her when I went off to school, and was determined to just make my life hell, and said some lies that people believed. The freshman year I was home from college was pretty darn depressing as all my friends were college peeps and none lived locally. I worked 2 jobs that summer not because I needed the money, but because I didn't have any friends. This mean ol BF and actually patched things up over the summer when a mutual girl we knew father was killed. Patched up briefly I guess. We talked on the phone that summer and she apologized to me, and we cried about this girls dad. We hung out at the mall and talked about how it was so great to be friends again. THEN the very next day I was supposed to meet her at this baseball tournament thingy I used to volunteer at to help raise money. I was all excited as it was something I did with her and a few other friends every summer. I was also excited for some socialization, and was hoping that since this chick who had cost me some friends was now my friend again, she would make things right with the others who were going to be there too. I was all excited to go, and be around friends. Well imagine my surprise when I show up to volunteer and I am ignored by this evil BF and others. Seriously, she ignored me, walked off, and told the others not to talk to me,and they didn't. They stood near me though and proceeded to talk about me so I could hear. I was completely confused. This bitch, sorry, but she is, had called ME, sobbed to me about how she was sorry about the loss of friendship and for freaking causing it with others, and we hung out and had fun just a day ago, and now she was black balling me? I didn't get it, and but I wasn't about to hang around. I got up and walked off before I ended up crying in front of everyone. It was an awful ride home to say the least as I bawled and bawled, and tried to thing what the heck was wrong with me for people to do that to me. I just didn't get it, and still don't know why she did that, or why people followed her lead. It was extremely hurtful. I was starved for some friendship that summer and she just crushed me. Funny enough, well actually I guess it's not funny, she invited me to her bridal shower in 2007 after no contact pretty much since then. I take that back, she did instant message me from time to time and had apologized but I figured she was still playing mind games, and didn't forgive her as she cost me friendships and friendships mean the world. So I wasn't going to go to the bridal shower, as I was thinking her mom made her do it or something. I ended up going, and it was ok, but weird. She didn't have many friends there at all actually. She sent me a nice thank you card for the gift and wrote about how she hoped that we could get together when she would come into town, how cute my kiddos were,etc etc. She was nice so I went to her flipping wedding. I spent a lot of time trying to pick out the perfect gift, and mailed it to her. I sent her a friendly card, and I never heard back from her, nor received a thank you card for the gift. Maybe she hated it, maybe she was just being a big bitch again. To this day I have not heard a word from her. I am irritated that time after time I tried to forgive and be a friend and time after time she just would hurt me on purpose. I was always nice to her when we were friends, so I don't get it. I am also still irritated of the others I lost because they just went along with her. I understand they were just believing her, which sucks, but the bottom line is I lost her as a friend, which I am better off, but the others I miss still terribly. Even though I have made peace with them it will never be anywhere close to what we all had before.

So that brings me to my childhood BF's. I don't mean to stir anything up with this one as she reads my blog. But I had a friend who grew up with me, and lived behind my house who I share so many memories with. She had moved away, but we still kept in touch when we could through the computer. When I was planning my wedding I thought it was important that she be in it. She accepted, and I provided the info about how to get the bridesmaid dress, where to go, etc. I was checking to make sure all were ordered and David's Bridal kept telling me hers had not gone through yet. Maybe then she was stringing me along, but I thought David's Bridal was just messing with me, and eventually it did get confirmed that the dress was ordered and she got it. Dave and I got married in September. During that summer before she came into town to be in another wedding and I had hoped we could get together. She came by my work briefly, and that was that. I was just glad to see her even for a second. A few weeks later I got a letter in the mail from her congratulating me my upcoming wedding, but she was very sorry that she would not be able to be a bridesmaid, and she would be sending me the dress in hopes I could find someone else to use it. I was crushed. I took it personal of course, wondering what was wrong with me. I wondered if she thought I was fat and ugly. I wondered if she just hated me for an unknown reason. I just didn't get it, and I never got an explanation, and I doubt I ever will.

Then there's the issues with someone I refer to as a lifelong friend. I don't speak with her anymore as honesty I have not seen her, and she lives a mile away from my house. She and I have drifted on an off over the years, but we had been close the last several years. After a while it seemed she only came around when she needed something. Maybe it was done on purpose, or maybe it wasn't, but I felt like a convience friend. I would go months and months without hearing a peep, and then when things with her husband went sour she would want to hang out, or want me for support. When I was sick and had kidney issues going on she was MIA It got old, and I just decided that there was just no point anymore in maintaining the friendship. Sometimes it just happens you know.

My point in all this- I don't even know if I have a point, but it felt good to get this all out. Basically, tonight just made me happy to be gabbing with girlfriends, and sad to think about how lonely I guess I am. I feel like highschool friendships were ruined by the mean chick. College friendships are great, but no one lives around here. And face it, after school and college its hard to form new friendships. Maybe I have these friend issues because I pick wrong friends, maybe something is just wrong with me rather then them and I just am too blind to see. I tell myself I am a good friend, but maybe I suck. Maybe I just need to shutup as I have gone on long enough and revealed far too much that I have always kept guarded.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Girls Next Door

Please don't judge me for watching the Girls Next Door. It's trash TV at its best. Anyways, I have recently come to the conclusion that Hugh Hefner is a hermit, and a packrat. Maybe I should pull out my old psychology and Social Work books and give him an offical diagnosis.


Party Time...

Yesterday I took Laura and Rachel to a birthday party for Laura's "boyfriend" from school. This was the first school buddy party we have done, and it was interesting ... Emily stayed home as I knew taking the other two by myself to someone elses home was going to be interesting enough. I am so glad I made that choice now, and probably should have left Rachel home lol. It was such a cute party. The theme was Diego, from Dora the Explorer. My kids don't watch either YET, so I don't know much about them. BUT the parents had Diego come to the party. Yep, Diego entered the room to surprise the guests with that massive head, and my girls went into full panic attack mode. So mental note, my kids are not huge Santa friends, and not into costume character people. Yeah they cried and cried and held onto me for dear life. Rachel did warm up to him eventually and participated in the games, but Laura wasn't trusting poor Diego one bit. Then Laura and Rachel both wanted to do a self led house tour, so that was fun trying to keep them from wandering off and breaking things.

I have not had a kids birthday party yet for my wee ones yet. We have mainly had family with a few friends. It got my head spinning yesterday thinking about what we have to look forward to. This party was so cute. Diego came, and then everyone got goody bags with little toys in the Diego theme. They had a cute pinata with candy, so then everyone got a bag of candy, and then when they left every kid got to take a cupcake home.

Laura and Rachel both have birthdays coming up in Feb. I am not sure I am brave enough to have a friend party just yet. Our immediate families are so big that familys and our close friends pack the house as it is, so I would need to do something separate. Then since it's February, I can't do something outside. I think I can get away with one more year before starting friend birthdays. The very thought stresses me out... Honestly I think I might let them celebrate their half birthday in the summer with friends when they are older and just rent out our pool. I always wanted a pool party growing up, and never got one. Speaking of which, the hubby turns 30 this month! I want to do something special for him, but I am clueless, and of course he's not giving me any ideas....


Saturday, January 10, 2009

I hate meetings

So yesterday Dave took Laura -Lu to school as I was at work, BLAH. He managed to put her dress on her backwards, but she at least went to school with brushed hair and brushed teeth... So I am told... ANYWAYS, a week from this Tuesday we have parent/teacher conferences. Of course I am already tense as I don't think I can handle any constructive criticism on my kiddo. I know I know. She's in preschool for goodness sake, so honestly how bad can any of those precious 2 years olds in the class be? Mainly I think the problem is I have issues with constructive criticism with myself, and as she's my daughter, I am scared they might say something and I will take it to heart and blame myself. I will think of myself for being a bad parent if the teacher suggests we need to work on her sharing skills lol. She's perfect in my eyes of course. This is honestly no big deal, and I need to just calm down. I wonder if every other parent in her class is this tense about this as I am? Chances are I am the only nut.

Ugg. In other news I am pissy about work. I make my schedule of where I am working and what days I am taking off a month in advance. I was all excited as I was actually going to be able to take off next Friday, which means being able to take my wee-one to school. Found out yesterday a stupid meeting is now going to take place on Friday. I had also arranged to have my first sewing lesson friday afternoon. I could take monday off instead but then that would screw up a bunch of other crap, and I think there is a meeting monday anways, so that is no good. So I think I will have to go in friday for the meeting that will last all of 15 min, but my work isn't exactly around the corner, and of course this meeting might take place at 8:30, or 9:30, or might get canceled in the end if the patient ditches before someone can grab them for the meeting. And of course I wont know the time until Wednesday. This irritates me as no matter what I wont be able to take her to school, that day now, and I had made my schedule a month in advance. I will at least be able to pick her up though from school, and I will still be able to go to my sewing lesson, and since I am going to spend part of my time at some meeting on my day off, you better believe I am cutting on early the day before to make up for that.

I always do my schedule around these meetings, but when they throw some extra ones in there last minute it's irritating to say the least. What I may start doing is if there is something I really want to do on the day I want to take off, I might take it off as a vacation day, rather then just a typical off day as I just work 4 days a week, so there is not if ands or butts. Noone messes with vacation days. Or just call out sick. Either way I will make this work.

Oh by the way, I am desperately seeking large pearl fake earrings. They must be fake as real pearls are not in my budget, especially large ones. I have also been seeing a bunch of highschool/college girls with them lately, so it must be in style, and since they are so young they must be fake. Anyone know where I can buy these?

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Flash Back Friday

This is a picture of the hubby David, and one of my nephews taken on Jan 3rd 02. We don't get much snow in our part of Virginia, so I tend to remember snow days, and it was my dads birthday. We used to sled on my parents "hill" which is now the lot my house stands on. It was a puney hill, but our area is pretty flat around here so we made do. Of course there is a much bigger hill down by the river in which if one of my friends remembers we used to go there with our sleds and go down the hill and have to do a quick roll to prevent from crashing down into the freezing water and or break our necks on the rocks in front of the drop off. Yes we probably had a good chance of dying if we went in, but both of us are still alive some how.
Dave looks so good in this picture by the way.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Monokini

If you can wear this after having kids and not make people go blind, then we can't ever be friends. Cause trust me, I will call you horrible names to your face.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I was reflecting with some coworkers today about the crazyness of teenage years/early college years, and snickering about how crazy we all were. Seriously, I don't know how my parents have any hair left on their head after the crap I pulled, and they probably wouldn't if they knew all of it. Girls sure do know how to create some drama. I thought it was really funny looking back on some stuff, and then it hit me.... I have three girls. Who will all be teenagers at the same time... One day soon I will get my pay back multipled by three, and my mom and dad will be laughing at me. It's suddently not so funny anymore...


Monday, January 5, 2009

5k pics

I ran a 5k New Years Day. I can not even begin to tell you how cold it was. I seriously thought about just going to get my shirt that you get, and then just go home without running. But I did it, mainly because my friend forced me. Here are some pics for your enjoyment...

pic 1- This one is the best

pic 2 my eyes are closed in prayer that I don't die

pic 3 In this one I am near the end and can't feel my face

I improved my time which was 37:11 this time. Please keep in mind I am new at this and not a runner. I am just a wanna be runner trying to get in shape, and get shirts so people think I am all that. Yes I did some walking. A lot of walking,but I made sure to run if I saw a camera haha!


My Awsome blog friend, Beavs Wife , gave me the Make Lemonde with Lemons award 'cause she's a sweet heart like that. She's been a great blog friend, and hopefully one day we can meet! She always has upbeat postive posts about her cute family.

This award comes with a few rules:Put the logo on your blog or post.Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! So not really sure why I got nominate lol, but hey. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.So I'm sharing the love with these bloggie friends:

1. Kelly's Corner - She has great ideas, I stole the ornament idea from her, I also have made many of her receipies with great success. She keep them on a seperate food blog, so you can find the link for that on her main blog. She is expecting her first baby (a girl) any day now, after a battle with infertility. She makes me want to be a better person!

2. Just Ask Beth - this chick is funny,and she has three girls like me, and she's just honest.

3. Home Slice - Actually this is one of the first blogs I ever read, and it inspired me to blog. She's always honest, and I love how she is not afraid to ever speak her mind. She makes me feel normal on days I could pull my hair out from dealing with my crazy kids.

4. It is what it is - This funny girl is my childhood best friend. The stories we could tell you. She lives in Charleston, SC and she never fails to crack me up. I really miss her.

5. Daily Laughs and Struggles - my inspiration for the couch to 5k plan. I am rooting for her to do it again.

6. Two up two down - This girl is enjoying an adventure while her husband is doing the medical school thing. She's very creative, and is a animal lover.

7. Buford Betty - She always has good fashion advice and knows where to score great deals on just about everything. She is also an inspiration if your looking to budget, and she's on the road to trying to become a mommy.

8. Putting on the Grits - Everyone that reads my blog loves hers. Her posts are always just so fun. I love her style, love the recipies, her outlook on life, and of course everyone and their momma is jealous of the man she has snagged. I read her blog every day hoping that Country has proposed!

9. Cute on the Cheap - this is a fashion blog by a couple of girls about what they wear every day. They find great deals and shop at affordable places, and inspire me to try new things, such as my sweet hooker boots haha. I am tring to break free of my flip flops, at least in the winter anyways.

10. Clemson Girl - another must read. I am jealous of how she just has it together. She cracks me up, and her boys are just too cute.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Why the whole private thing...

New Years Eve Dave and I had plans for dinner and a movie. The in-laws were going to babysit, and we requested that they bring the kids back so they could go to bed at a normal bedtime. They live here locally, like 10 min away max, so no biggie. It was important they come back here to sleep as my kids don't nap there at all. We were not going to even be out super late, and all party's were in agreement. WELL 2 hours before the date was going to begin mommy in law calls and says she plans on keeping them at her house and not come to our house to put them to bed. I would have been fine if we had more notice, and had not planned this days and days in advance. The only reason I even agreed to do anything on NYE was because we had a arrangement. But since I had also just gotten home from work and was trying to destress myself, this news was unsettling to me as Dave announced this. So I do what I do when in stress. I blogged about it, and it wasn't too pretty. I had decided that his aunt had to be behind it, and so I made some not so nice references and comparisons to Satan. I told you I was mad. Dave then reads what I posted, and I get a small lecture from him on how I need to chill out, and that he was mad too, but we should suck it up. He then tells me to take it off because his aunt and mom know about my blog as someone reads it and tells them about it. Of course my husband fails to tell me this information when he learns this months ago... You can imagine the lecture I then gave the hubby about how I am his wife, and have reproduced with him 3 times, and have been cut pretty much in half to give life three times under three years, and his loyalties shall be with me, even when I am a spaz, and a bit nutty. WORD! I was angry to learn there's a snitch out there, but then again I do have this open to the world. I think I was just caught off guard because this person chooses to lurk and not comment, but whatever. To each their own. So instead of going private I will just continue to be real but I guess I gotta work on that temper of mine. I am a work in progress, and a Campbell after all, and tempers are just who we are.

To make things better I found a sitter that came to our house last minute, and she had zip problems getting my kids to bed, and I still had a great night. Much was learned on New Years Eve by all.


Pee Pee in the Potty!!!

My oldest peed in the potty today. This is only the 2nd time we have accomplished this. The first time being a total fluke, many many many months ago. I may set off fireworks tonight.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Macy's fun

So anyone ever see those mannequin in Dick's Sporting goods? You know those black ones decked out in under armour? I promise I am not getting all racial on you with this story... Anyways... tonight after Plaza I needed to go into Macy's and since we had been to Plaza I might have had a jumbo margarita, and those never help my blondeness.... We went in and I saw this super ripped mannequin in the mens section, and the damn thing moved...I screamed, and it was just some built black guy trying on some shirt in the middle of store. Guess youhad to be there...Dave actually told him I thought he was a mannequin to make up for the scene I made. I am sure he thought I was just brilliant.


Flash Back Friday

I will give a full explanation of why I am thinking about going private soon this weekend when I have some time, but until then here is flashback friday. This is a picture of New Years Eve circa 1999, the big Y2k celebration new years eve. I do not know how to fuzz out someones picture, or I would just in case the ex boyfriend doesn't appreciate his picture posted. Sorry in advance, I will at least keep his name mum. Regardless, it was a fun night, we went to a dinner/dance thing in my hometown with my sister and her husband, drank entirely too much, and had a blast, and I looked super skinny and pretty, so I posted the picture for to prevent me from stuffing my fat face.


Thursday, January 1, 2009


I am thinking about making my blog private for a couple reasons. If you want an invite send me your email address and I will add you. Thanks! Happy New Year!!