Friday, April 29, 2011

Jiggle me Happy!

I'm at 165! when i joined this i was 167 so i'm down 2 more lbs and totally inches. I can see that my legs are looking more muscular and less flabby, my midsection is less pregnant looking and more empty belly looking! I'm so happy! I'm getting there! Slowly but surely!

I've worked out three times this week so far and I plan on working out tomorrow. I've also been REALLY  good with my eating. I haven't counted my calories BUT i know i've been keeping within them!~

Lets hope next week is just as great! 58 days until the beach!
so link up!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Um, not the call i wanted to get at work...

Do you see that? That is a CAR breaking the wall of my daughters daycare... that is HER ROOM! Everyone was fine, no one was hurt. If someone would have been changing a diaper then they would have been hurt, but God was truly looking out for everyone that day.

There's a library up the hill and a woman was jumping out to drop off a book in the bin and forgot to put her car in park. HOW you forget to do that, i do NOT know... but I'm so glad that everyone is okay.

Today Kinsley is with me... tomorrow she'll be back at daycare in a make-shift room until they can get the wall fix. WOW, just so glad everyone is okay!

Day 21: Favorite Movies

Oh movies, how i LOVE THEE! I LOVE LOVE LOVE movies. The hubs used to joke in our dating days that he was always garenteed two things when we went home to visit my family 1. Mexican food and 2. at least one movie!
I own over 200 DVDs (sad, but wonderfully true) and i could watch  movie after movie after movie if i didn't have to take care of a toddler with no attention span.

But my favorites? Lets start out with some classics shall we?
Other goodies?

oh i could go on and on... but i'll stop... what are your favs?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Toddler for sale

We have hit "God Almighty, the earth is coming to an end, neverending, Toddler Meltdowns"... at 16, almost 17, months old.

My parents LOVE to tell the story of how I would go to preschool and do various things to get into trouble and the "principle" would call my Dad in (keeping in mind that my Dad is NOT a small, nor lenient man) and tell him about my latest escapade. To which, my Dad would say "What would YOU, ex colonel in the army, recommend me doing? Because honestly, i'm just not sure" and the Principle/ex-colonel would reply he was also at a loss. My 3 year old self had completely baffled two very intimidating men.

MY daughter is not yet two. In the last week she has had two notes home for biting. Ended story time at the library for her entire class. Oh and has managed to have 5+ meltdowns in less than twelve hours... oh and now she also hits.

The biting, well i'm addressing that as well as i can with a 16month old, she learned it at school.

The hitting, we tell her NO (very firmly) and then show her nice hands.... now she hits so then she can also show you nice hands...

The meltdowns? Well, these are more assfat annoying special. Yesterday we were happily walking home from a friends house when Kinsley took a little tumble, lightly skinning her knee and roughing up her pinkie quite a bit. I ran back and swooped her up (after I gave it a moment to see if this was a "brush it off" moment or a kiss the booboo moment... it was neither, it was a "HOLY SHIT MOM, the side walk just backhanded me!" moment). So I cradle my sad little bean to me and tell her it's okay and that we're going to go home... only for her to scream louder and try to get out of my arms. I mean THAT's a normal reaction, right?

So I took the hint and set her down to walk... except we were on the OTHER side of the street now and she didn't want to be on THIS side of the street, she wanted back on the other side to walk home. Well, tough @#(*$#) maybe tomorrow, but we're going home now Kinsley, it's time to eat!! Enter meltdown two, complete with throwing her prized empty bubble container on the ground in a fit of rage.

Have I mentioned that neighbors are starting to watch us now... even ask if we need help...

So I heft her up on my side and carry her like a pack of potatoes (because THIS behavior doesn't not get the nice Mommy cuddle on my chest hold!) and walk to our house while her snot and tears drip all over my legs. I set her down to tell her (in the midst of her hitting me) that we do NOT hit and that she needs to tell Mommy she's sorry. So she cuddles me (that's how she says sorry), I tell her it's okay and that i'll go and get her beloved empty bubble container, she smiles.

I jog back, grab it, bring it to her and tell her lets go inside and get something to eat. She starts walking the other way, fast. I run, grab her hand and lead her the RIGHT way and tell her we need to eat... enter Meltdown three!

At this point i'm BEYOND embarrassed with my stellar parenting skills and scoop her up and grab our stuff and go inside without a word or explanation. I give her the gift from God wubbanub and cuddle her until her food is ready. She happily sits and eats and asks for more. After she's done she hops up, grabs her empty bubble container and stands by the door yelling "OUTsIIIde". I explain that it is time to go to bed and we need to get a bath (her Favorite!) so we need to go upstairs. Enter Meltdown Four, where she threw her bubble container against the wall. **my head is now beating against the metaphorical wall** I bend down tell her VERY STERNLY to and give it to Mommy.. she does... "now lets go upstairs and get a bath"... she does.

We bathe, we get ready for bed, we cuddle, i lay her down... enter Meltdown 394857...

Honestly looking back at all of this i won't even tell you about the next morning... it's just not fair to y'all. So i'll leave you pictures of my little "angel". Notice the presence of the beloved bubble container... also responsible for this mornings meltdown...

Day 20: Nicknames

Well I have a few "Sister" (obviously by my brother), "Sweetcakes" by my parents, "E" by some friends and co-workers, "O'Doul's" by my neighbors, and finally "Woman" by my dear Northern Cowboy.

Yep the ole ball and chain has called me "Woman" from day one. It started off as a joke, because i was VERY opposed to it, and then it just became ME. I know when "Erin" escapes his lips I'm in trouble! I would rather hear Woman ANY day of the week!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 17, 18, and 19: because I suck

I could have done these separately but... I'm not going to... i suck as a blogger lately and i apologize to y'all for that... i am making it my mission this week to vastly improve myself (in many ways)!

Day 17: What is in your purse?
Most men are terrified to even think about what could be lurking in the confines of a woman's private accessory, but I'll tell you!It's sitting on my lap right now!
1. Wallet: I just love my wallet! It's got all kinds of fun compartments and is so pretty, it looks like a clutch!

2. I have this bad boy in Garden Bloom with my Monogram on it. It holds my bobby pins, tums, Merle Norman lip soother plus and my Merle Norman lip pencil plus in sweet marmalade, lip gloss, blistex, and a mini of Pleasures perfume.
3. cough drops (halls)
4. blue tooth ear piece
5. cell phone (palm pixie... wish i had a phone with a larger screen)
6. pink writing pen
7. a receipt to target
8. A thirty-one luggage tag that holds my business cards.

Day 18: Photos from around your town
None of these photos are my own, because I'm too lazy to go out and take them

Fire department
Elem school
updated shopping center: oh when our Safeway got redone, it was BIG TIME! It was all everyone talked about!
Jimmie Cone! Very Famous (locally). Because this is the only place to go to get soft serve with jimmies (sprinkles). It's good, but i still don't get the obsession unless you grew up here, Maybe Kinsley will tell me one day!
And there's my town!

Day 19: Something I miss
I miss my family in NC daily. I miss my best friend that lives in Minnesota desperately. I miss my size 4 clothes. I miss naps. I miss college football games. I miss Mom's Credit Card (oh those were the good ole days, when Target was ALWAYS an emergency!).
But I'll tell ya, I would miss what i have MORE and would NEVER trade my amazing Northern Cowboy or my feisty K for the world. God knows what he's doing!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

•Christ was tested in the desert by Satan. You will be tested in the grocery store by a preschooler. You will discover that you are not Christ

I thought this would be an interesting post on an Easter Sunday... that doesn't make me a  bad person does it? There aren't rules about what you're allowed to post about Jesus on Easter Sunday right? well since i make the rules here, we'll continue.

I saw this gem on this blog that was posting about this blog and totally had an AMEN moment.

We all have those moments, where we see other peoples kids having a meltdown and we think to ourselves "THAT will NEVER happen to ME because my child will know what the rules are", HA yea, keep thinking that lady!

See the thing is that toddlers doesn't care what the rules are and they cannot be reasoned with. I mean have you tried to reason with a person who's only joy in life is OGGIE and BUBBO and ELMO (yes she says that one QUITE clearly)? Have you tried reasoning with someone that likes to walk through echoing halls squawking like a bird as loud as she can because she thinks it's funny? Have you tried to reason with a child that when you tell them no they do it anyway, while running away AND smiling? Yea, They.Don't.Care!

So when meltdown occurs IN public what are we supposed to do? You'll see some parents give in (NEVER give in, then they will KNOW, not just think, that they have the power!), some will leave (cart full of milk in the middle of the grocery store while the fridge at home is and will stay empty), and others will continue on like nothing is wrong.

I like to hug Kinsley close and whisper in her ear that I will take every toy out of her room and leave her in there with a crust of bread and cup of water for the rest of her life if she doesn't stop and start behaving. OR I hug her close, tell her I'm sorry but she can NOT have that can of peas back that she has thrown on the floor 5 times already and shove a passy in her mouth and continue on like my child isn't screaming like a lunatic in the middle of Safeway.

That whole walk away like it isn't happening thing is great at home... in the middle of a grocery store where there's creepers out there ready to snatch my child, no thank you. I would rather piss her off more but strapping her into the cart and walking along like she isn't trying to break the glass on isle 2.

Yes the Devil tested Christ, and Christ being, well CHRIST did not give in to the temptation... we however are NOT Christ.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Do you ever wonder how your child will learn?

So I was talking with a Mom of older children (ie. in school) and she's having a hard time with her children's school. Now mind you, her kids go to a school in one of the two best school systems in our state and our state is pretty high on the rankings nationally of how good our school systems are. So you would think that as long as she's an involved parent everything should be rainbows and unicorns, right?

Well, she was talking to her kids about their homework the other day and noticed that a few of the answers on their assignments were incorrect. When she asked her kids about them they responded with "Oh it's cool, they only check for completeness, not accuracy". Wait, WHAT?!?!?! When the Mom called the school about this they confirmed that it is only for completeness since they are just trying to reinforce what they learned at school and not teach anything new at home. Um, how is it reinforcing if the kids are getting it wrong!?!?!? AND they don't care, because they know they will still get a 100! I mean this all goes back to the "every child is a winner" crap, just make them feel good... don't even get me started on that.

This conversation got me worried about Kinsley's education, since I'm such a talented writer and speller (dripping with sarcasm) she's pretty much doomed if I'm supposed to pick up that slack! I mean they are actually teaching kids how to use spell check rather then learning how to figure out on their own how to spell! Dont' get me wrong, i LOVE me some spell check, i use it all the time sometimes on this blog, but we've all seen the awesomeness of spell check, you know, where it puts in a TOTALLY different word than what you wanted. Not to mention it does NOTHING for terrible run on sentences that go on for miles and days at a time with commas everywhere in site, even where they, aren't, needed, right?

So do Mom's get outside help from writing tutors? Do they pray that the kids turn out okay in the long run and don't get professors from hell that claim to hate all seniors because they forgot how to write only to learn that they never knew how to write because they only had to complete an assignment, not get it correct?

Someone needs to write a manual about this stuff because I SURELY do NOT have a clue!

Day 16: Describe your dream house

i really don't want it a lot, it's not like i'm asking for this:

even though i wouldn't turn it down.

I want an open floor plan with a big kitchen and den

I want to have a master bath with TWO sinks!
Oh and a big tub.

i want at least 1/2 an acre. a two car garage, 4 bedrooms, laundry room on the same floor as the bedrooms (and it must be A ROOM). and a seperate office.

I mean that's not asking TOO much right?

My chiild is posessed, i would like a new one please

I'm pretty sure at some point last night i went into Kinsley's room in the middle of her crying (AGAIN) and her head was spinning backwards and green vomit was being spueed all over her room, yet this morning when i drug myself out of bed while using toothpicks to prop up my eyelids got myself ready I looked at her sleeping peacefully IN MY BED and there was no green vomit in site and her head was facing the correct way.

Kinsley has woken up EVERY.NIGHT.THIS.WEEK! And when i say woken up, I mean she has cried until we come and get OUT of HER bed and put her in OUR bed, and then she STILL wakes up crying. Yea...

It's killing me. Not to mention that last night i decided to finally do something about our Burn pile front yard, oh and I need to finish recovering the chairs so we'll have somewhere to eat Easter Dinner, Oh and I need to clean the house and do laundry, and work full time, and dye my hair, and workout and eat right and LOOSE MY MIND... and i'm sick from allergies.

Yeah I think the universe just took a big crap on my head. And it STINKS!

I DID get the yard mostly done. The hubs (amazing man that he is) picked up downstairs and put away all of the laundry except for mine. I plan on putting my parents to work when they get here helping me with the chairs, because that's WHY God gave us family, right? I figure the hard manual labor of yardwork was a workout, and eating right will just have to be eating less because i can't cook a "balanced" meal right now.

So it's all going to get done, But my child is STILL turning into a demon as soon as the lights go out. She doesn't have an ear infection (we had that checked out) i THOUGHT all of her teeth were already in... i dont know really because everytime i try to look she gets all Linda Blair on me and starts speaking tongues.

BUT as soon as she goes to daycare it's all rainbows and unicorns up her....

This week at daycare it's "spirit week"... yea
this is mix-match day

This is I really am Linda Blair crazy hair day

God i love her but dagummit i'm tired!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 15: Share a Bible verse

Since it is the week before Easter lets read about what Jesus was doing on the Thursday of this week according to Matthew

The Last Supper
 17 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”
 18 He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
 20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21 And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”
 22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?”
 23 Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
 25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”
   Jesus answered, “You have said so.”
 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
 27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
 30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

the next day (Good Friday) Jesus was arrested and betrayed by Judus.

But don't forget what Easter is all about, he rose again! Jesus died on the cross and then rose again so that we could be forgiven of our sins without having to die on a cross, but simply asking God to forgive us and to help us sin nomore. This is what it means to have forgiveness through Jesus's blood, because he died so we wouldn't have to.

It amazes me how many people don't believe. Yet our whole time is around Jesus's life. B.C.= Before Christ A.D.= After death.
People may not agree who Jesus was but all historians agree that he was a real person. Some say he was just a great man, a profit, but others know the truth, he was the son of God sent here to save you and I.

You may not believe for many reasons, but i have one question for you... What if you're wrong?

If i'm wrong in believing what have I hurt? I've tried to be a better person, I loved a God and raised my child to love God and believe that through him anything is possible.

If you're wrong in NOT believing, then you will pay for it in eternity.

Not very good odds i would say.


Luke 23:32-49 
 32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[a] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Day 14: A website you love to visit

Besides the typical Facebook, i also LOVE checking out these deal websites

awesome stuff~

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 13: A photo that makes me laugh

Oh if i would have only known what this grumpy face was a preview of! lol

Kinsley is in the terrible twos at 16months (we're over acheivers, remember?!?). She is VERY independent. She doesn't SAY "I do it!" yet, she just swats my hand away from helping. Or she will fall into a little ball and cry until i go away and let her do it alone... like walk on the side walk.

She has decided that we're going to start potty training (AT 16 MONTHS!) because she walks around pulling down her pants and sitting on the potty with her diaper on... so i bought a musical princess potty (***sound of head hitting desk out of aww that i bought a potty that plays music when my child pees in it***) yes it's true, i did. You will too, anything to make them want to potty in a potty. wow.

Kinsley also likes to look at you (so you know she heard you) and then run away from you, while doing what she isn't supposed to do, WHILE still looking at you (so you know she just doesn't want to listen). I then put on my big girl pants and hollar "Kinsley Grace!" (i knew i gave her a middle name for a reason!), to which MOST of the time she will stop and then part of the time listen.

Kinsley's daycare is having Spirit Week this week. You know, since they have a homecoming game, wait no they don't... okay i don't know WHY they are having this Spirit Week, they don't even have a flipping mascot there, but we as good parents are required to have our child participate, even though they have no idea what is going on. Today is my favorite day... Mismatched clothes day. I'll try to get a picture if she's still wearing it but Kinsley was in a stripped green and white babydoll shirt, pink layered tutu skirt, aqua capris, orange/red socks, hot pink shoes, and a zebra print bow. WIN!

I have a lot to do this week. Easter is coming and so is my family. I have to finish recovering my dinning room chairs, plant flowers in my yard, put laundry away, take care of Kinsley and take her to a follow up dr. apt. make dinner and work full time. clean my house and make easter eggs and easter cookies. oh and be happy about it! yeaa.....

I worked out today! I didn't want to, i wasn't going to, and it was only for 20 mins... but I worked out today!

Now i'm going to go and look at that photo above again and laugh, because i think i just realized where my daughter gets that look from, SO HER FATHER! lol ;)

Monday, April 18, 2011

PLEASE help me jiggle less!

I need a plan! I need a Erin eat this and DO NOT eat this. I need a "this is what your menu will be for the next few months". I need a kick in the butt and HELP!

Please, can you help me???

Day 12: Something you don't leave the house without

Okay besides the typical Cell phone, blah blah blah

I never leave the house without my Mascara or Coverup on! Never!

Day 11: TV show you're currently addicted to

Now you know since I AM a TV junkie who is having a secret love affair that her husband knows about with her DVR I can't possibly pick just one... so i won't, because it's my blog and i make the rules.

Wow i used to have a lot more, guess that shows you the state of TV today...

Day 10: Something you're afraid of

Okay, in all seriousness, I'm afraid of two things. Something terrible happening to one of my loved ones (getting killed, hurt, etc) and being raped. Very.Scared.

I have no basis for these fears, just always been my biggest fears.

Day 9: Your Favorite Quote

"If you see someone without a smile, give them yours" Dolly


We went around our asses to get to our elbows

you pick your favorite.

Day 8: A place you've traveled

This is not my picture but i do have one similar to it and oddly enough it is from 2009! I went to Barbados in 2009 with Northern Cowboy, The Mamma, my Daddy, my Mimmi, Aunt Pier, and Brother. Cupcake was baking in my oven.

I was peed on by a monkey named Jojo, I swam with turtles, and I ate burgers.... yummm

Friday, April 15, 2011

update on 101

Remember WAY back in the day when i wanted to start a 101 things in 1001 days? Yeah i don't either, exceot i found it and realized that i totally forgot about it! Here's my my old list all updated! Green means done, red means i did a lot but i'm not sure of the actual number.
1. Grow hair out so it’s down my back, at least to my bra line2. Treat myself to a day spa massage once a year. (2/3)3. Get a pedicure at least 4 times a year. (12/12)
4. Get my Happy Pill dosage right and keep it right
5. Take one bubble bath a week (100/143)6. Read 30 books that aren’t typical for me (3/30)
7. Sit and Watch the sun rise 15 times (0/15)
8. Treat myself to a "me day" once a month. (5/33)9. Have at least 5 lazy days a year (5/15)10. Learn the basics of a new language on CD (like in the car)
11. Enjoy a latte at least once a month (22/33)12. Have a movie marathon day where you see at least 5 movies

13. Do a couples devotion every Week for a year. (0/52)
14. Take family photos once a year. (1/3)15. Make and bake our first baby.16. Have a candlelit dinner once a month. (0/33)
17. Take a trip planned by Chris
18. Take a trip planned by Me.19. Go on a picnic.
20. Cut down tree for Christmas. (1/2)21. Do the 40 day Dare (4/40)
22. Bring Chris breakfast in bed 5 times.Pups
23. Walk pups at least 3 times every week (no longer happening i think)
24. Give dogs a bath every month (10/33)25. Give the dogs a special treat every week (40/143)

26. Use my reusable bags for EVERY grocery trip. (3/143)27. When said baby is born, use only cloth diapers. (chris vetoed!) we use them part of the time!28. Finish changing all lights in house to energy saversThe House
29. Sweep the floors once a week. (50/143)
30. Put Laundry away every week (15/143)
31. Change the sheets once a week. (50/143)
32. Scoop Poop in Backyard every other week (1/72)33. Plant flowers for every season.
34. Build Deck
35. Cut down tree in front yard
and plant new one
36. Paint Bedroom
37. Replace floors
38. Fix up front of house
39. Take a picture in a photo booth, twice. (0/2)
40. Document all tasks with a photo.
41. Finish Family Photo Wall42. Scrapbook twice a month. (2/66)
43. Update blogs so family/friends can keep in touch44. Send out a family update with each Christmas card (1/2)
45. Create a memory book for my family and Chris’s (2/2)Healthy Me
46. Lose 20 pounds to be a goal weight. (0/20)
47. Take a yoga class.
48. Run a 1/2 marathon.
49. Have veggies everyday (22/1001)
50. Follow Sonoma Diet for all of wave 1

51. Cook 30 new recipes. (7/30)
52. Try 10 new restaurants. (1/10)
53. Have a Crab Feast
54. Organize (into recipe book) all loose recipes.55. Make sushi.
56. Make 5 new vegetables (1/5)
57. Make Pizza from scratch once a month (0/33)
58. Go to the farmers market 10 times. (0/10)
59. Blog 101 recipes in food blog (7/101)60. Grow an herb Garden

61. Make a meal for a family at church62. Volunteer to serve food at a homeless shelter.
63. Send a card a month to someone unsuspecting. (0/33)
64. Compliment 10 strangers. (10/10)65. Host a party for Chris’s friends.

66. Make a quilt.
67. Finish and Frame Cross Stitch
68. Make baby blanket for said baby
69. Make Christmas stocking for said baby
70. Donate/sell/throw away 101 things (101/101)
71. Organize scrapbook table to finally stay organized.
72. Make closets/dresser functional and in one room
73. Organize linen closet (throw out stuff) monthly (1/33)
74. Get the basement in order

75. Do a devotional everyday for a year. (0/365)
76. Read the Bible entirely.
77. Graciously accept every comment I receive for 1 year. (0/365)
78. Let my feet sink in the sand once a year. (2/3)79. Pray over every dinner (24/1001)
80. Go to church 101 times. (40/101)
81. Make a list of 101 things I like about myself.
82. Make 5 new friends. (1/5)
83. Sing a meaningful song for a church service
84. Stand up for yourself when someone puts you down
85. Learn a new program86. Organize all photos.
87. Organize/delete, etc email once a month (1/33)
88. Go through and update work list 3 times a week (6/429)
89. File everything each Friday (2/33)
90. Create a to-do list for next week every Friday (1/33)

Just for Fun
91. go Skiing
92. Take a road trip to somewhere overnight
93. Host a Board Games Night
94. Go Fishing95. Play Golf or go to the driving range 3 times a year (0/9)
96. Go to the National Zoo
97. Go to 5 new museums. (1/5)
98. Go to 3 baseball games (2/3)
99. Buy a new car100. Build a sand castle on the beach (must be waist high)
101. Dance in the rain.

So that wasn't a great completion... was it? Oh well. There are completely different piorties in my life now and i'm making a new list. I'll finish it up and share it with you soon. What are some things that you really want to achieve?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Update on the Jiggle Challenge?

Well, it's like this, i'm less jiggly but no % of weight gone.

I worked out 4 times last week and did okay with my eating, until the weekend happened.

This week i've worked out 2 times so far and have not been terrible or good with my eating... i need something....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 7: Favorite Book

Well if you're a reader you know that it's IMPOSSIBLE to have just one favorite book. But i will tell you that i'm not the type of reader who will (intentionally) read a book more than once. I start reading it and just can't finish it because there are so many other books out there that i want to read that i can't bring myself to read the same one twice. Now the same story told a million way, yes, i can do THAT. Oh and i can watch a movie a million times... but i digress... BOOKS!

I normally read a lot of Historical Christian Romance.

I was a History major so any good historical fiction and i'm in.

I'm a girl, so i love romance

I don't need details, just let the girl get all 3rd grade giddy about the boy and i swoon, so christian love is deep enough for me!

But really i do LOVE all types of book (i just get the above for free from the Momma).

Twilight series (original i know)

Lovely Bones

Yaya Sisterhood

Harry Potter (man i love me some youth sections)

Nanny Diaries

Devil Wears Prada (look i read ALL of these books before the movies started coming out... well not the Harry Potter ones but other then that, true statement)

Oh the book that changed my life? Number the Stars. It's about the holocaust and we had to read it in the 4th grade and THAT is when i became obsessed with History and i couldn't read enough about WWII and the Holocaust.

So have any you can recommend to me???

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Don't you eat with you're feet up?

Kinsley was in quite the mood today! She was hot, cold, silly, bad! I mean you never knew what was coming at you!

I thought she look very cute this morning with her pigtails and well, she just wasn't interested in helping a Momma out!

This is her new thing, feet in the air while we eat~ Very practical yes?

I went over and took her leg down and ask for a kiss before i went to work. Normally she's ALL about giving me a kiss. Today, she kicked me. Uh huh, that stinker pot KICKED me away! What's even better is her eyes got HUGE and she got one of those "I don't want to smile but i am smiling" smiles on her face, so she KNEW she did a bad job! Lol. So i told her No No, we do not kick, it's not nice and she gave me a long hug and off i went.

She's a pusher people! I have my work cut out for me!

Day 6: A Random Picture that Makes me Happy

This is my silly little girl at only 4 months old. I love seeing this face because she's so silly there and that's who she is now. A ham and funny! I love each day that i get to see her grow and change!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 5: A song that means a lot to you (and other stuff)

I wish i could say that i have one song that just "does it" for me, but i don't. There are meaningful songs in my life: "When I Say I Do" was my first dance at my wedding. "California Girls" is the song my daddy would always put in the tape player on the way to the doctor when i wasn't feel good to lift my spirits. "You are my Sunshine" reminds me of my brother and momma. "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "ABCs" will always be dear to my heart for my daughter.

But that ONE song that means a lot to me? There just isn't ONE. One that describes what i hope to be? That's different, i'm not sure what exactly that would be... but it would be about a good mother, a good wife, and a christian example for my daughter.

Have you ever had one of those eye opening experiences that is like a huge slap in the face? Well i got slapped, HARD by God this weekend. Through events of the weekend, my devotional that i started doing, and looking at my daughters face... i had quite the eye opener. I'm not going to talk about it on here because there's too many people that are close to my family that read this blog. If it were all perfect strangers i would share away (i can take strangers judgement, just not family/friend disappointment). I might share on here eventually, once i've figured it out and am peace... but i think God has a lot more slapping to do with me before i'm at peace. So if you're the praying type (and MAN i hope you are) keep praying because i'm stubborn but i can feel i need to release this to him, it's just REALLY hard.

thanks guys~

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 4: A weird Hobby or collection...

This was hard for me because i really don't have weird hobbies (i don't think...) I read, cross stitch, crochet, bake, scrapbook...

I don't really collect anything, anymore. When i was a kid i had a used gum plate. I would put all my chewed pieces on it and it got to be like 7 or more inches high!

And I collect the original Gutiar pin from hardrock cafe's i've been to.
But that's about it... i guess now i collect cute bows for my little lady~

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 3: Photos from my Wedding!

We had a BIG wedding party...
This photo is SOOO Northern Cowboy and I... ME crazy, him reserved.

Love thi because it really shows the "fall" part of the wedding!
So the hubs said no pink in the wedding because he was scared i would go over board... yeah i won!
My Grandma can get down!
College friends, they are what keep me going!
I just don't understand why some people are so neat with thier cake...

This year will make 5 years of wedded adventure!