Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Photo Shoot

The Rock Star had a photo shoot on Saturday with Holly. She did an amazing job. Here's a few I took from behind the scenes! I couldn't help myself.

Such a cutie! I love this kid!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Would there ever be a time that it is ok to give a 6 year old an ice cream sandwich for breakfast? I, of course would never do such a thing. Although, the ice cream could be considered dairy and the sandwich part could be considered bread-well that may be pushing it, but anyway...................

Friday, September 11, 2009

What's on your table?

This is what was on mine last night. Big Poppa had a romantic dinner planned for us out on the deck. Complete with Al Green playing in the background. He did good!
I hope everyone has a great weekend and I pray we never forget the ones that lost their lives on this day. 9/11

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I love my mop & Fred's!

Crazy huh? I have white linoleum in my kitchen and have had a very hard time trying to get and keep it clean and scuff free. Until now that is. I've seen the magic eraser mop, but I am too cheap/frugal/whatever to buy one. I was in Fred's the other day, which by the way I love, and there it was. A cheaper version of the magic eraser mop. It was only $4.99 and has been worth every penny. My kitchen floor looks brand new.
Oh the things we ladies get excited over.
Hope your rainy Tuesday has been a good one.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

He passed!

WooHoo! The Rock Star passed his test and can now drive on the open road (with an adult of course) and not just in the neighborhood. He drove home from the DDS, to church last night, and to school this morning. I let him drive last night to drop off one of his friends from church, but it started raining really hard, so I had to take over. I told him I couldn't handle that, not yet anyway. Rain during the day-yes, night time no rain-yes, but not all together. We'll get there. I may never get to drive again.
If you see this car on the road take caution. LOL! He really is a good driver.
If it's not him driving it will be some other teenage driver. Yes, I'm THAT parent! What's a girl to do? Here's a couple of pictures from the day. The first one was, you are NOT going to take a picture of me here and the second one was, if you want to drive home I will. Ha! I think I'm going to like this.

And of course I couldn't pass up a photo opportunity of Silly.

Hope everybody has had a good week.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Happy Birthday to The Rock Star! He is 15 today. He's so handsome!

You know it's a good day when your kids let you take a picture of them at 7:30 in the morning and they smile! Pray for me-he takes his learner's test today. I swore he wouldn't drive until he was 18! Don't you just love it when you have to eat your own words?


Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hot mess #1 & 2! Big Poppa's office

It's amazing what a little paint & some cleaning will do!

Next on my list is Silly's playroom. I am so excited about this little project.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

5 Years & a Birthday

Today was opening session for the college where I work and I got this
for my 5 years of service. We are moving to a new office in a few weeks and it will look really good on my new desk!
Next week The Rock Star will be 15! I cannot believe it. Time goes by so fast.
Happy Hump Day!

Monday, August 17, 2009

DIY Part I

I've been absent from the blog world for the past month due to a room makeover, school starting, and a whole lot of sickness in our house. Big Poppa had the flu, Silly had pneumonia, The Rock Star had a sinus infection-not once, but twice-and I've had an upper respiratory infection that I can't seem to shake.
Anywho, moving on to the room makeover. The Rock Star's bedroom got a little face lift and I am very pleased with how it turned out. I would like to add that there is a reason why God gave different people different talents and painting has not been one of mine, but I am learning. By trial and error! The first 6 are before. It was an office at one time.
The next 4 are after. The lighting is off, but I love the color. It is Harvest Brown. I got these cabinet doors at a yard sale for $.50 each. I just used a little spackle to fill in the holes & repainted them. (And hung them a little crooked) I spray painted my $.25 basket and added it to the side table. My step-dad made the bar/table and attached it to the wall. Everything else was stuff we already had that either got painted or pulled from another room. Check out my picture thingy with the CD's in it. I saw something similar to this in a youth room at a church. The Rock Star opted for a micro-fiber blanket for his bed instead of a comforter. I can't say I blame him because they are so warm!
I have 3 more rooms to go! Crazy? Uh, yes!
Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I have a question?

At what age would you allow your son to ride in a car with friends?
Would you let him ride with someone that is 17, but has only had their license for a couple of months?
Same question-what if it were your daughter?
I need some serious feedback!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday's Blog Hop

***3 things you did not know about me. 1. I have office OCD. I know when anything has been moved on or around my desk. Seriously! 2. There is no gray area/in between with me. I am either happy or sad, glad or mad, etc.....If you know me personally, then yes, you know my real laugh/smile from, um, not so real one. Just so you know I am usually happy & glad! 3. I don'nt color my hair! Or do I? ***

I hope you are having a great Tuesday!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, July 13, 2009


This (lots of this)

This (notice the window) I may have been the last one to drive it!
A not so happy Big Poppa. Sorry honey!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Coke and a Smile

MckLinky Blog Hop

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Monday, July 6, 2009


What goes on in your house at 1:00am Monday morning when you have to get up at 6:30am for work? If I had to guess I would say, um, sleep! But not my house. See pictures below.
That's ice cream Big Poppa put in above youth's hair! Luckily, they all left not long after this. Needless to say, I did not want to get up this morning. We can catch up on sleep (usually), but memories last a lifetime!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Picutres & Praises

Here are some pictures from our trip to the beach last week.
Margaritaville Birthday Bash!

Captain Reggie & His Crew!
Now on to the the praise! A couple months ago Big Poppa's store closed where he was the general manager. He had to drive about 60 miles a day with no pay increase (but still a job-which was important) to his new location. The week before we went to the beach he got a raise and the week after we came back he was told he would be moved to another store where we live. Praise God! That's a double raise to us since we will be saving on gas!
Our office is closed tomorrow since the 4th falls on Saturday, so I hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Independence Day!

Monday, June 29, 2009

There's no place like home!

The beach was wonderful! It was so relaxing. A good time was had by all. I will post some pictures in the next day or so. The Rock Star went to Club La Vela for teen night. Some of them loved it and some of them did not. Who loved it you might ask? My son! Yep, that's right! Silly had her birthday party at Margaritaville! I know, I know! This ain't looking too good! You would think we partied down while we were there. We did! Just with some virgin daiquiris, a night of dancing, a couple of belly piercings (not mine), a good tan, and a whole lot of togetherness.
Anywho, I am glad to be home except for all the laundry that is piled high! I will be swimming in that for a few days.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Anniversaries, Fathers Day, Birthdays, & Vacation

Busy, Busy, Busy! The story of our life. Today is my 16th wedding anniversary! WooHoo! I love you Big Poppa and look forward to the next 16! Since Sunday is Father's Day I wanted to give a shout out to my daddy! And to my babies daddy! (HA) And to my step-dad! I love you all and the part that each of you play in my life. We leave for vacation Monday morning and won't be back till Friday. Going to Panama City with a friend of mine that is bringing 6 teenage girls (1 being-Baby Girl), the 4 of us, and The Rock Star is bringing 1 friend. Did I just say vacation? I am going to need one when I get back. But that's how we roll. Crazy? Some (most) might say we are, but we know, that we know, that we know, that God places people in our lives for a reason and a season so we accept it and go forward.
The 24th is Silly's birthday! We are going to celebrate while we're gone and let that be that for this year. But really who gets to have their party at the beach?
Hope everybody has a great weekend!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Body of Christ

Over the past few days I have definitely seen what it means to be part of "The Body of Christ". There is family in our church that has 9 (yeah, you read it right) children and were in desperate need of some things. They did not ask! Someone else did, because they saw the "need", not the "want". God used so many different people to bless this family that it has been unbelievable. I have been amazed and in awe at what God has done through His people. We all have something we can do. I challenge you today to seek Him for what that "something" may be for you.

Blessed, because someone else is!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


It's amazing what photo shop can do to a picture. Here are some before and after pictures.

See what I mean? Thanks Jenn, you did an awesome job!