Tuesday, December 30, 2008


January 1st is D-DAY...DIET DAY that is. I have gained to much weight in the past year and a half it is not even funny. I am not happy with myself at all. I am honestly glad that Grayce broke our full length mirror so that I no longer have to look at myself in it anymore. I had to go buy new pants about a month ago because nothing fit anymore. A couple of girls from work are going to be trying to lose weight with me, so hopefully it won't be too hard. I am going to try weight watchers again since I had success with that before. I hope I can do it. But until the 1st...it's a free for all. I have been enjoying all of my favorite things lately in preparation for my diet. The next two days will be no exception. LOL!!!

So how about you? What is your new years goal?...I like the word goal better than resolution.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas...a day late.

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a great holiday with their family and friends. We had a great Christmas. I would have to rank it up there with one of my tops. Not because of any present but because it really felt awesome to spend time with my family. Christmas Eve we spent the night at my mom and dads house and my mom bought HUGE fillet mingions for dinner. They were WONDERFUL, and VERY big! 10 oz. each! Santa also made his annual visit that night as well (the local VFW does an annual fund raiser where they come around on Christmas Eve dressed as Santa to visit the kids. You have to request a visit and they will come out for a donation).

Greeting Santa at the door.
With Santa and her present.
Playing with her Barbies that Santa brought her. She got a girl and a boy Barbie. She told me a few days ago that she needed to put a boy Barbie on her list because Grampy was sick of playing with girl Barbies. But she wanted to make sure that I put on the list that it was for Grampy so that Santa would not count it as one of her gifts. LOL!

Setting out the cookies for Santa and the carrots for the reindeer for when they come back later that night.

Before the madness.

Testing out the new bike.
Making cupcakes with Grampy and Daddy.
The New Leapster Reading Pen rocks!

Napping with Mamaw after breakfast...she had us up at 5:45.

Joshua opening his Xbox 360.
The next two items are my two favorite gifts.

The HP Photosmart. The most awesome photo printer EVER! This thing is amazing! It can print from any camera card out there. It will print up to a 5X7. You can add frames or words (the picture at the top in my header on the right was done with the framing feature, then I scanned it in). You can get rid of red eye, crop...you name it, you can do it on there. No computer required. All of the edits that I would normally have to do on the computer I can do right on there prior to printing. AWESOME!
But, the next gift does not even compare. It is probably one of my favorite gifts I have EVER gotten. It is a necklace from my dad and my Mom, MaRose, Hallie (my sister), and myself all received the exact same ones. The awesome thing about it though, they we made from my grandpa's wedding ring. He had it melted down and made in to necklaces for us.

Isn't it beautiful! I laid in bed last night and held it and just cried. It really means so much to me. My dad apparently had taken his ring off of him right before the casket was closed and has been wanting to do this since then. It sounds funny to say but it makes me feel closer to my grandpa. Knowing that I have that little piece of him...the last thing to ever touch him, it is overwhelming to think about. It really meas so much to me. I miss him so much, but this helps.
I hope that everyone had as great of a Christmas was we did. We are truly blessed. My family means more to me than anything in this world. I love them all so very much. I am so lucky to have such an amazing family! I have never felt so blesses.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jacob's Stocking

I am not really in the mood to blog...haven't really been in the mood for some time now...I think the daily November thing burnt me out a little. But I did want to come here and post about a fundraiser that is being done for a VERY good cause. Heather over at Faithful Froggers is doing a fundraiser in honor of her sweet Jacob. To learn more please visit Heather's blog.

I will leave you with a little Grayce sweetness...

Hopefully I will get my blog spark back soon. It has just been a crazy, stressful month.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I met Ray Ray!

So my totally AWESOME cousin (who is a Chef) went and stood in line yesterday to get us tickets for the Rachel Ray book signing. Below are our pictures. He actually got to really meet her but I did not other than just the signing of the books. He had gone outside to smoke and she happened to pull up while he was out there and she walked up to him pen in hand and signed his Chef smock. It was really neat.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pink Eye!-Oh the fun!

So anyone out there have any tips on getting a five year old to take her eye drops without it taking a half hour? Anyone? I will try anything. We have tried bribing with just about everything you can think of and still nothing works. My girl has had pink eye since Sunday and I took her to the doc yesterday to get some drops. Every time it takes at least a half hour to get to to stop screaming and to clam down long enough to just get it done with. Needless to say this is going to be a VERY LONG four days...she has to take them through Friday 4 times per day. Oy Vey!

Nothing much else going on around here. We are praying for Eric's job safety at work. They laid off 40 people yesterday and it is getting a little scary. They keep insuring him that he is fine, but when you see 40 of your peers (some who have been there 25 years (Eric has almost been there 2)) walk out the door two weeks before Christmas it can stress you out. Poor Eric is really stressed. He is trying his hardest to take it one day at a time and to not think about it but that is hard to do this time of year. We have not even started our Christmas shopping yet, and honestly I am afraid to...what if he does get laid off? I doubt he will since he is really one of the only maintenance guys who knows those machines inside and out but still...

Grayce made the news this past Saturday in the local paper. We had the Holiday Tree lighting for the entire base at my work Friday night and a photographer snapped her. Thought I would post that for the day.

That is her, bottom middle.

We are going to get three new fish today. Our crabs died (AKA went to live with Josh...I could not bring my self to tell her that they died after losing the cat the same week...don't think she would have done well with losing three more pets) and she decided she wanted some fish. We got the tank set up yesterday and it is all ready for some fish. I will post pics of the tank when it has fish in it.

You know since this whole pink eye thing has bought me two days off maybe I should get off my butt and get my Christmas cards out...that would be lovely! We will see if motivation strikes me. LOL!

Friday, December 5, 2008


Tonight was the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at my work and Santa was there! Below is Grayce telling Santa what she wants (a Barbie House)...

Grayce after the party tonight with her new stuffed animal from Kohl's...

Well I am not really in the blogging mood tonight so I am going to make this a short one...I have been in heels all night and my feet are KILLING me! My bed is calling my name!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


G's new school pictures...

My buys from the big craft sale at Hara this past weekend...