April 30, 2008

5 Things...

Ok, I know Nik is going to do it, so I'm going to go ahead and post it.

5 Things happening in my life 10 years ago:
~six months away from graduating from Winthrop
~I was about 1 month away from starting to date Matt
~loving spending time with my Daddy :) But, I always liked spending time with my Daddy
~going out with my girlfriends ALL THE TIME!
~going to the beach just about every weekend

5 things on my to-do list:
~finish brainstorming my work lists :) change can be good and scary!
~wash my dishes
~give Cole & Taylor a bath
~Cole just informed me that tomorrow we have to make a 'wormery'- where you "gather worms and give them a home in the garden and everyday you pick the worms up, play with them for 3 or 4 minutes and then put them back in the garden"- I love his imagination!!!!
~pick Matt up at the airport Friday night- can't wait for him to get home!

5 snacks I enjoy: I don't snack very much, so this one is hard
~cheese & crackers
~cheese cake- yum!

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:
~have NO debt!!!!
~make sure college is paid for - for Cole, Taylor, Katie, Emily, Bailey, Josh, Logan, Rebeka, & Ashley...probably even others- Hayley & Dori, Donovan, Nathan, Daisy, Colt, Macey, Morgan, Anniston, etc.... - all my little ones that I love!!! But, some of them I don't get to see as much as I would like :(
~Travel all the time to whatever beach I can get to!
~Have family and friends over for cookouts all the time! So much fun!
~Take my entire family (yes, the whole big clan) on a huge family vacation

5 bad habits:
~not making the kids stick to an 8:00 bedtime
~not making my bed
~don't keep up with the laundry like I should
~not washing the dishes every night -it's hard because right now we don't have a dishwasher- can you even imagine that!!!!
~giving Matt sarcastic looks when he says things that I think are CRAZY!

5 places I have lived: (only 2)
~Fort Mill, SC
~Rock Hill, SC

5 jobs I've had:
~Accounting/ Office Manager in Charlotte
~Marketing Assistant/ Book Keeper
~Waitress at Outback- that's what got me hooked on the cheese fries!
~Worked part time at the college while I went to school

April 24, 2008

~My Silly Little Girl~

Ok, this photo session started out by thinking that Roxie was the cutest little thing all curled up in her bed......
She is so cute!!! 4 pounds of fluffiness!
But, then....Taylor decided that it was time for Roxie to get up ~ so, she took over the bed with her cute little half naked self!!!!!

April 21, 2008

Happy Monday!

Well, this is what my Monday was composed of~ Taylor continuously taking off her clothes. I was beginning to get EXTREMELY frustrated when she came out of her bedroom with her red, glitter "wizard of oz" shoes. It was too good for me not to capture the moment!!

Matt took Cole & Taylor to Wal-Mart tonight and they both came home with something new. Taylor got a new Dora DVD (thank goodness ~ I've only watched the other one 172 times today!!!) and Cole got this cool Hot Wheels Race Track. This is Cole & Matt putting it together and racing their cars. They had a great time!!!

Not much else to tell for now......OH~~ except for the fact that Matt gave Roxie a haircut this weekend without my permission. For those of you who don't know who Roxie is....she is my 4 pound girly girl Shit-Tzu and Boozer's (our 5 year old Boston Terrier) best friend. Well, needless to say~ my fluffy little furball is hmmm....well, she looks like a mutt!!!! She has all kinds of scissor marks all over her. I wanted to be mad, but what could I do. So, I just hugged her and told her that every girl will have a bad hair day in their lifetime and that I sure hope her hair grows fast!!!! Men~~ I can't believe he took away her girliness!!! I will post a picture of her tomorrow. I'm still not sure that I can embarrass her too much by taking her picture~ it may make her self-conscious!!!! Hehehehehe!!!!

April 18, 2008

What Flavor Ice Cream Am I????

You Are A Vanilla Ice Cream Girl

Flexible. Easygoing. Classic.


April 16, 2008

Please look at1

Ok, my girlfriends from church (and who are my blog buddies :)) shared this website with me. Please take a few moments to look through it. It is heart wrenching and life changing.

Thinking back on the last 3 1/2 years and what all Matt & I and our families have dealt with is tough. Daddy's death, then Ruby's diagnosis with cancer, then her death...wow! If I could go back and change it all, I would in a second. Life is so different without Daddy & Ruby. Ok, enough about that- I've had enough tears for one day...but, reading the story of this family really warms my heart!

Hope you all enjoy following along as I have. And, I'm sure that you all will fall in love with this beautiful baby girl too!


I have been tagged again!!!

I have been tagged again! Love it!!! This time by my friend Amanda at http://amanda-mommyx3.blogspot.com/.

Well, below is March- my month and it is right on the money (for the most part)!!!!! So, here is my month and below you will find the others.

MARCH: Attractive personality (I hope!). Sexy (not so sure about this). Affectionate (yep). Shy and reserved (ahahahahahah- NO). Secretive (sometimes). Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic (100%). Loves peace and serenity (Yes, I do!). Sensitive to others (yep). Loves to serve others (yes). Easily angered (yep, don't cross me). Trustworthy (that's right). Appreciative and returns kindness (yes). Observant and assesses others (oh yeah). Revengeful (unfortunately I can be). Loves to dream and fantasize (yes, I am thinking I'm at the beach right now!). Loves traveling (yep!). Loves attention (Not so much). Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors (yes I do!!). Musically talented(hahahahahaha- that's funny! NO). Loves special things (Yes). Moody (100%!!!!!).

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving them a comment.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when yours is up!

The Twelve Months
JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

April 15, 2008

I'm IT~ My Turn Now!!

I have been tagged by by good friend Nikki http://hill-billies.blogspot.com/ (or Tic-Tac depending on who you talk to) to post 7 random things about myself. So, I hope I don't bore you too much!!!

1. I love clouds - I always look at them and see what animal or face I can see :) A thing me and my daddy used to do!

2. I don't like toes, so beware if you put them on me!!! And, unless you are Matt giving me a foot massage, please don't touch my toes (or piggies as they are known as in my house:)! Yes, that means that I do NOT get pedicures; I will do my own painting thank you!

3. I like ladybugs, but every other kind of creepy crawly freaks me out! Even little lizards..actually, especially little lizards. And, yes - I will scream.

4. I was not such a good girl in High School....I know, I know- that is a complete shock to you all (hehehehe), but I was very much a rebel. If I was told not to do something, then more than likely I was already trying to figure out a way to do it anyway! My mom likes to say that I was "just very independent & adventurous". This, of course, is no surprise to Nikki because she was probably with me when I was getting into trouble!!! So, yes.... I know payback will be he**. That's what God made Taylor & Xan for!

5. I love Kenny Chesney - he is definately my pretend boyfriend....don't worry - Matt knows all about it!!!

6. I am addicted to the internet. Never thought that I would be, but I definately am. A day without e-mail would be complete anxiety for me!

7. I love to drink vinegar when I have the hiccups. Yes, it works! I know- you want to try it now, don't you??!! And, I like pickle juice too - but, not for the hiccups, just anytime!

And, by the way Nik- I love fried pickles too! And, hate bottled ranch! So, I guess you & I need to plan a date to the Wing King!!!!

April 14, 2008

Our Weekend "Edventure"

Here we are leaving for Columbia. It was pouring down rain, but we didn't care. As you can see, we were all smiles!!! :)

The gang beside big Eddie - this was my first time at Edventure....needless to say, I was pretty impressed!!!

Here is Captain Taylor driving the S.S. Shrimpy - make sure you look behind Taylor....that is her first mate making his grand entrance through the window!

Here is proof that Taylor's terrible two's have hit. This is her second meltdown of the day!

View of Eddie from the second floor.

Ok........just wanted to make sure you all knew that the temper tantrum did end and Taylor did have a good time!!

Her belly laugh is adorable!!!

Here is Cole in the Edventure Piggly Wiggly learning about working. He was a pro!!!

This was no doubt Cole's favorite thing of the day!!!!!!!!!

Well, after Edventure, lunch at the mall, riding the carosel, swimming at the hotel pool and dinner, I had to put them to bed :) As you can see, they were still having fun!!!!

Even though this was just an overnight trip, we all had a great time!!!! Edventure is well worth the visit. We were there about 3 hours and we were busy the entire time we were there!!!

April 11, 2008

Weekend Fieldtrip!!

Well, Matt & I have 2 excited kids tonight....actually 5!

We are leaving in the morning to go to Columbia for the weekend. We are taking Katie, Emily & Bailey with us too. We are going to go to the Edventure Children's Museum and Kenley & Jennifer are going to meet us there. Then, Kenley & Jenn are going to spend the day with us. We are staying overnight we can all swim and just have a night away from home. Sad that we are all so excited about Columbia, but we are:)!!

A weekend just watching the kids play, eat, swim.... and hopefully some relaxing in there too!

Have a great weekend...I'll post pictures when we get back!

April 8, 2008

~~Good Mommy, Bad Mommy~~

Well, we all know that the good mommy, bad mommy changes from second to second!!! This morning, I set the record of all records!!

For some reason, Taylor was so mad at me this morning and I actually didn't do anything to deserve it...she apparently just woke up on the wrong side of the crib. She not only didn't want to get dressed (which is very unusual for her), she also didn't want to dress herself (even more unusual). She simply told me (or yelled it actually) to "weave me awone"!!!!! Well, I thought "I'll show your little rear end whose gonna weave who awone". So, I pulled her over and dressed her...the entire time she continued telling me to "weave me awone".

Then, it was time to dress Cole - he actually woke up extremely happy, but he didn't want to get dressed either!!! He went from happy to crying and telling me "I'm mad at you and I don't like you". Well, I thought....so, I gave him a spank on the hiney and told him to be nice. "He then started crying and told me "You broke my bones and my heart"!! (yes, that did break my heart, but he knows that it does- that's why he says it:))

So, I quickly reminded them both that either they could be nice or we wouldn't go to Columbia this weekend to the Edventure Childrens Museum. WELL, you would have thought that the nice fairy came and bit them on the booties! They not only starting hugging me and telling me how sorry they were, but they started hugging each other too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was sooooo funny!!!! So, now I have something to use all week to make them behave:)

April 5, 2008

~The Weekend Plans~

Well, so far we have had a good weekend- we went to Logan's b-ball game last night (all of us: Joy, Matt, Cole, Taylor, Katie, Emily, Bailey & Alex) and made it through the thunder, lightening, wind and tornado warning. We all ended up at Anita's house until 10:00 last night - yes, I am chicken when it comes to anything related to tornados.

So, today, Matt & I are cleaning and laughing at Taylor continuosly change her clothes and her shoes. Right now, she is down to her diaper and flip flops:)

Our anniversary is tomorrow - 6 years!!!! So, we are going to go to Outback to eat!!! Wahoooo! And, for all of you who are wondering, yes, I will be ordering the cheese fries!!!!! I know, I know....I should just wipe them straight on my butt and hips because that's exactly where they will go, but I don't care! They are wonderful and I will suffer through it and will proudly take the big butt if I have to!!!!! Needless to say - Outback is my favorite!!!!

Have a great weekend and for those of you out of school - have a great SPRING BREAK! (Oh man, I just had a flash back of spring break at the beach when I was in high school!! UH OH!!! I think Nikki and I would be able to sit and share some great stories with you all!!!!)

April 4, 2008

To My Fellow Mommies!!

Ok, I almost had a heart attack last night (and almost threw up- but I will leave those details out!)...........

Taylor - the independent, self seeker that she is decided to touch the hot burner!!!! I had just told her to get back because it was hot, I turned around for a second to put the pot in the sink and she touched it!!!! I guess she wanted to see if I knew what I was talking about. I am quite positive that I cried worse than her.

She was a real trooper, but it still looks pretty bad today. I was just as upset looking at it today as I was last night!

Taylor has my grandfather wrapped around her little finger (actually all of her fingers), so he offered to keep her today instead of sending her to preschool. Taylor was happy about that and so was I. Her hand was pretty sore this morning so I'm glad that she will be somewhere that they will "baby" her "just a little"!!!

I pray that my weekend is a little less uneventful!!!!

Happy Friday to you all!!!