Wednesday, December 14, 2011


 I am so happy that 2012 is finally here! I know I am a few days behind but, better late than never! 2011 was not a great year. Not the worst for us but, not the best either. Jeffs dad was diagnosed with cancer on Christmas night. It horrible. I hate that he has to go through this. I hate it for Jeff and his whole family. We will get through this though...I have faith!

 I'm hoping 2012 brings us good things! I don't have a new years resolution or anything but def am going to work on being a better person. I'm going to be a better mother to daughter, (not that I'm a bad mom). I tend to make Kelsie hold on quite often. I'm going to stop that. I'm going to tend to her every need when she needs me. I'm going to be better at spending more time with my parents and grandma. I'm going to be a better aunt to my niece and nephews and a better sister and friend to my siblings! (that one might be harder than I think considering I have 6 of them)!

 I want to be a better housewife. I want to be more patient with Jeff. (If you know him then you know that might be hard) ha!! No really, I am going to try to not let his kid like ways annoy me so often. I want to be a better friend and a better lover to him. He is an amazing person and I don't give him enough credit. I love him with all of my heart and I want him to believe me when I tell him that.

I want to be a better friend to my friends. I have the best of friends and I don't pay them enough attention. I want to spend one day a month with them..either out to lunch and shopping, or dinner and a movie! I love my friends. I love the advice they give (even if it's not always what I want to hear). I love the fact that I can call on them and they are always there for me! I want to make new friends also...who doesn't like making new friends?!!?
So, there you have it! Goodbye 2011 and Hello 2012!!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Kelsie and I are off to a Girl Scouts Lock-in tonight. Lots of girls, games, food, and swimming! I have a very anxious 6 year old :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


So, on Sunday Kelsie and I did a little baking. For those of you who know me knows that this isn't my thing! But, I did it...just me and my girl! Kelsie had been begging me for a week or so to make something. I had to do something easy because I did not get the baking thumb in my family. (nor did I get the cooking thumb either) which is horrible for me because Jeff does all the cooking in this household. Actually, its quite nice for me...ha! But, I look at other wives who cook dinner for their family, and I want to do the same for mine..

We are taking it one step at a time..first step~COOKIES~
She had so much fun mixing the dough! I told her to mix and of course she had to stop to smile for the camera
here is the dough all rolled into little balls ;) She loved this part!
The final project!!
Much to my surprise the cookies turned out oh so yummy! Now that we have this under our belts we will have to see what we can do for Christmas :)
Have a great day!! Hope you all enjoyed our first snow of the season! We sure did :) It was beautiful!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


So, Kelsie has decided that she wants to play basketball. OKAY!! I love when she tries something new totally out of her comfort zone! She has talked non stop about being a cheerleader. When we got the paper sent home about basketball I asked her if she wanted to play and her response "uh... mom, I can't be a cheerleader and play basketball." WOW..Girl wants to be a cheerleader.
She loves all of the high school cheerleaders. It helps that some of them are good friends of the family :). They love showing her all of their cheers and stunts! Thanks ladies...You girls rock!

So.back to basketball! I was glad she said she wanted to play. She did a weeks long basketball camp a few months ago and hated it! ha! ha! She is not very coordinated so I wasn't sure how well it would go for her..but, to my surprise she was a little aggressive in the game. Her first game was Saturday and let me tell ya, girl was not giving the ball up!

I am not sure how long she will continue to play. I am definitely going to encourage her to play. Some of my family members have told me that they think she is into to much.
Maybe but she doesn't do all of it at the same time. So, I don't think her wanting to try every sport is to much. Do you? She does gymnastics on Tuesdays for an hour, she does girl scouts 2 tuesdays out of the month, basketball practice one night a week, and basketball games on Saturdays only. Do you think that's too much for a 6 yr old? Maybe it is...I guess I just let her do what she likes. I have told her that if I pay for her to do something she will finish it out. She's not going to be a quitter.

For some reason I love the picture above. She was about to fall here and I caught her in the act! :) She makes me smile! I am so blessed to have her as a daughter.

Well, that is all I have for now. Hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner with your wonderful families! I am working that day so I won't be home with mine...but that's okay. They know I am thankful for them..

Oh and I am off on Black Friday so I get to get my shopping on!! Can't wait to see my lovely friends and shop the night and morning away :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bunco Thursday!!!

What is Bunco Thursday?
 Well, today is our first Bunco meeting. Some ladies in my town have decided to start a Bunco club. We will meet the first Thursday of every month (except for this month we had to do it the second because of p/t conferences). I am super excited that they asked me to be part of the club. NO kids, NO men, GREAT food, GREAT people, lots of lady talk (gossip as some would call it) and plenty of laughter....HECK YES!! COUNT ME IN!!!!
I'm not sure what the game of Bunco is about, other than its a dice game played by 4 people at a table so we will have 2 tables going. I haven't had a ladies day out in months so I'm super pumped that I will be able to have one once a month!
I will let you all know how it went tomorrow!!

By the way, did you all see it snowing????? I am soo not ready!!
Have a great night!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Rock..My strength

Wow!! Where do I begin? I love her. She is an amazing woman. She is my rock. She is and always will be there for me when I need her. I honestly don't know what I would do without this woman. She is the mother figure I never had. I thank her for that every single day! Her and I have long talks on the telephone daily. I love that time of day! She is my daughters mamaw. I wouldn't have it any other way. We laugh, we tell secrets, we cry together, she helps me be the best mommy I can be. She doesn't get in my way but is sure to tell me when she doesn't agree with something I've done. And. I'm. Okay. With. That. There are not many words that could describe my love for this woman! Thank you Faye for being there for me when I was little and needed you. Thank you for being there for me as I'm getting older and still need you! Thank you for being the best mother to me you could be. Because of you I am who I am today. I have learned how to be the best mommy from you. THANK YOU AGAIN! From the bottom of my heart. I love you!


My daddy! The only man in this world who will ever have my whole heart. The only man who can tell me what to do and I do it! ha! He is a very serious man. A man who will tell what he thinks and doesn't think twice about it hurting your feelings. Until of course its to late :( I love him. When they say daddys girl....well in my case Uncles girl. I definitely got my way with this man all the time. My aunt would agree!! He is my daughters papaw! He adores her so much. Now that I'm older Kelsie def has him wrapped around her little finger! Just like her daddy!!! I want to thank you Joe for being that father in my life. Thank you for buying me my first car. Thank you for treating me like I was your own daughter. Thank you for loving me. You mean the world to me. I have taken every word of advice you have given me along my journey. I think you for you kindness and kind loving words. You are my strength! You are the best...and I love you so much

Hope I didn't bore you with my post today but these two are two of the most important people in my life. They have been there for me since I was in diapers and couldn't even crawl! They gave me a lot when I was younger and are still giving. They are A:)MAZING!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Just one of those days

Have you ever had "just one of those days"? I'm pretty sure there isn't a true definition of "just one of those days", but if there was I'm quite positive my day today could be that definition. I have had a day from heck. And it all started by me hitting snooze one to many times this morning and Kelsie was almost late for the bus. I should've known then that something was wrong and would go wrong all day. I felt horrible because she didn't even have time to eat breakfast. What? I know!! I am a horrible mother today...but don't freak out...she was able to eat breakfast at school this morning. WHEW..because we don't leave the house without something to eat!
Anyways, so after the madness of the morning, the afternoon didn't suite me no better. I was late for work. Why? Because I forgot to switch the laundry this morning and my work clothes were in the washer. OH FOR HEAVENS SAKES CATHY! I can hear my mother now! What was I thinking? How could I have forgotten that my clothes were wet...Oh yea! Because I had a horrible morning!
After the afternoon was over and evening came upon us....guess what? It didn't treat me any better. I had to clean up kitten poop from under Kelsies bed. UGH...Thats why I hate animals in the house. You see, we just got a kitten because we have seen a few mice and I was DONE with that!! REAL. QUICK. She finally started using the litter box and then this afternoon she decided to take a dump under the bed. FOR REAL? So I cleaned it up and scrubbed the floor and guess what? Yep, you guessed it...she went back a bit later and did it again. Why me? I will get through this and she will stop...or she will find herself back outside! Sorry, sad but true! NOT  having it!!
And then to top it all off, Kelsie is minding me like the cat is using the litter box. Not sure what the deal is there because she is usually a pretty good kid but man she ate some bad girl candy or something this afternoon. We finally accomplished homework and a shower so girlfriend is going to bed! And so is mama!!
Sorry to vent to you all about my day but you read my blog, you get it all!
Have a great night! I'm going to sleep off my curse and hope for a better morning tomorrow! Here's to NOT hitting the snooze button! he!he!
Loves to you all!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This year for Halloween Kelsie decided to be BATGIRL! I'm not really sure why she chose this costume but she sure looked cute in it!
This year we did a little something different than before for Halloween. We trick or treated at the Muncie Mall. It was actually lots of fun and Kelsie got way more candy than she needed. (I say that every year)! We made our trick or treating decision kind of at the last minute. I never knew the Muncie mall passed candy out but when I heard about it it fit into our day just fine! Kelsie and I had dentist appointments right after school so by the time we got done we had just enough time to grab a bite to eat for dinner and go on our merry ways to the mall! Perfect evening I tell ya!! After we got finished at the mall we even had time to hit a few of our favorite houses in Parker.

By the time we were all done we were maxed out! Hope you all had a wonderful time this year trick or treating. I saw lots of cute little costumes!! (oh, and by the way~NO cavities for Kelsie and I)!!!! Woohoo!!!
Have a great day! It sure is beautiful outside :)
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

A little Disappointment

I have been a little disappointed with some news that I got last evening. To start it off I got word of a position coming open at Monroe Central. It is a full time secretary position. I was thrilled when I got that news...(sad that one of the lovely ladies is leaving) but thrilled that there was an opening at the school! I have been thinking lately about finding a new job. I love my job but second shift is hard to do when you have a little one who is gone all day at school. Some days I don't even get to see her except to get her ready for school and on the bus. :( That saddens me a lot.
Back to my disappointment....I had put my resume in and was expecting a call. I had been keeping tabs on it and was told I would get an interview.
I was a little disappointed of course because I was very prepared for that interview! But, I figured going into this that someone would apply that was more qualified than me. I am okay now...I was just hoping to get my foot in that Monroe Central Door!!!!
Maybe that was not for me...Maybe my retail job is my calling. I love people, working with the public, love my boss, love my job.but do not like the hours.
I am not complaining about my job because I am very thankful for my job. I know they are hard to come by. I do honestly love my job...not many people can get up and say that they love their job..most just have them for the money, but I LOVE MY JOB...but am disappointed a little bit.
Oh well!! Have a great night.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Break

This weekend was fall break for Monroe Central. We decided to take a family trip to Tennessee to visit Jeffs uncle Ted. He is there working and we hadn't seen him in a few months. What better time to go visit than a 4 day weekend!! We had so much fun. We headed out right after Kelsie got out of school on Thursday and arrived at Teds around 11:00. It was pretty dark when we got there so the scenery was very slim. We really couldn't see much...just a few of his neighbors house and the houses across the road. When we awoke on Friday morning I was amazed at what we saw. The scenery surrounding us was absolutely beautiful. Words can't even describe it. Here are a few pictures of what it looked like...
I love this house. I love the wrap around porch!

Kelsie was so excited to go out on the dock. I like this pic for some odd reason!


We spent most of the day Friday shopping and eating out..which by the way is not what I had planned on doing...but we had a nice day with Ted! On Friday night, Teds granddaughter and her husband arrived for the weekend also.
On Saturday, we decided we weren't spending the day in the car so we just went to breakfast at my favorite breakfast spot "Cracker Barrel". I love that place! Everything about Cracker Barrel is so fun! After breakfast we shopped most of the morning~early afternoon at a Flea Market. OMG..the stuff people try to sell is crazy! I did find a few good bargains though.
After we shopped a while we all decided we wanted to go back to the house and fix dinner and hang out at home for the evening. We had so much fun...hanging out, talking, reminiscing. It was so relaxing. We took Kelsie fishing. Which was her first time ever! She didn't catch any fish but she sure enjoyed trying.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures that was taken that evening.

Kelsie and the neighborhood dog "Buddy". Very fitting name.

I love this picture. This was her expression the whole weekend.

This picture makes my heart melt. I love him and the love he has for her.

This is Erin and Dustin. They are such a fun, young, amazing couple.

He makes my heart skip a beat every minute I'm with him.

What a Diva!

I love the water. It was so pretty.

This is Ted. He is an amazing man!
We had such a good time. We definitely didn't want to pack our bags and head home. Oh, the memories that we made were amazing.
Hope you all have a great night..

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I just had to post this picture. It really has nothing to do with anything today...but, hey. neither does this post! I took this picture last Saturday at the Flag Football game that Kelsie was cheering at!

With it being Breast Cancer Awareness month the girls decked all out in pink!!! I. Love. It!
She is totally a Rockstar! Oh I love her!
Have a great night and an awesome day tomorrow!!!
Loves to you all!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

heart wrenching, make you want to throw up....

My phone call that I got is what made me want to throw up or cry or something. It was terrifying to me at first...
You see, I got a phone call today from the school nurse telling me that she had a conversation with the guidance counselor about Kelsie. Mrs. Howell (guidance counselor asked Mrs Bolton (school nurse) to contact me because Mrs. Howell was asked to sit in Kelsies classroom and observe her. That is the message on my phone. Panic mode!!!! Why would someone send my daughter (whom I believe is a normal 6 yr old) to the guidance counselor?

 Well...I let my worries get the best of me! What have I done wrong as a mother? What has Jeff done wrong as a father? Him and I have tried our hardest to be good parents..I mean, kids can't be kids these days...Kelsie is 6 going on 16 with the attitude but, I feel like we are handling it very appropriately. So, why would she be having troubles that she needs to see a guidance counselor. Why hasn't she addressed these issues with me.Her MOM?

Let my fears no longer be honestly was nothing. Kelsie has some allergy issues about this time of year and she has formed this annoying cough..Like seriously gets on your nerves cough. She isn't really even coughing. Its very hard to describe. I think she has a little tickle or something in her throat and she can't stop it..actually I think she used to have a tickle in her throat and that is the only way she knew how to stop it but now I think she is so used to doing it she just can't stop. BAD HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK!! And even worse for a 6 yr. old. The school just wanted to make sure that I knew she was doing it. UM HELLO!!! She does it non stop. Mrs. Howell called me right after Mrs. Bolton did and Mrs. Howell said that she sat in Kelsies room for 7 minutes. In that 7 minutes Kelsie did the cough 77 TIMES! What? 77 Times?!!!? Girl has a bad habit!!

This is what we came up with...I am going to start her back on her allergy meds and see if that helps. We (me, the school and anyone else who comes in contact with her) is going to keep reminding her to stop coughing. okay..whatever... We will see if this works.

Thats all I have...I had a phone call from the school and when I listened to my voicemail I wanted to throw the time I was done with the conversation I was about worst first instincts.
Have a good evening...its a rainy one!

Monday, October 10, 2011

a few of my favs

We had a very nice weekend. Jeff had to work this weekend so he missed out on all of our fun, but, I honestly enjoyed my weekend with my little lady. (Is that bad?)
On Friday, Kelsie and I went to a friends house for dinner with her and her two little ladies. We ate dinner and then we laughed, and laughed and laughed some more. We had an awesome time. I love her!

On Saturday, Kelsie was in the Farmland Fire Prevention parade with her cheer squad. She loved every minute of it! She got to ride on top of the fire truck and throw candy to people. The best thing ever in her eyes UNTIL she realized she didn't get any candy from the parade! ha! ha! I bet next year she WILL NOT be in the parade. Oh well, I only had to listen to her whine for about 20 minutes!!

On Sunday, my family decided to get together for one last cookout! I'm so glad they made that decision. We had a very nice time. The weather was perfect, the children were all in good moods, and the trees were changing so the scenery was gorgeous! I love my family. I know I'm sure that I told you that I got a new camera. Right? Well, lets just say a photographer I am not. I did manage to score a few good pics...well, good to me but to a photographer they probably aren't anything to brag about! I have a few of  wonderful aunt and my cousins babies (they would be her grandbabies) that I just die over! I love these angels.

Check out miss Abigail! 

Evan with his mean face!! Lol

Hope you are enjoying your last few days of nice weather!

Friday, September 30, 2011


Oh, how I have longed for Friday to get here! Its such a gloomy, windy, cold day but I'm thankful for Friday. I have had a stressful week at work, getting Christmas (yes you read that right) ready, working at another store plus mine and then my wifely (or something like that) duties. This week has been long..UGH.

This weekend we are going to Oktoberfest in Ohio. Its going to be cold but I love going there! Kelsie gets to go with us and I'm super excited about that! In the past it has been too cold for her so we had to leave her at home but not this year!!! I can't wait to walk through the tents with her, drink hot chocolate with her, do the chicken dance with her! I just love her being in my presence and anymore we don't do anything without her. I love it.

But for today, its staying inside in my pajamas all day and cleaning this house! I mean deep cleaning this house. I have checked off more of my to do list since I've been on here last and I feel so good about that! Our house is coming along quiet nicely. It feels like home now!

Well, I'm off to drink my hot chocolate and tackle the monsoon pile of laundry that awaits me!
Happy Friday to all!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

so upset

So. I am struggling a little bit with Kelsie and school work. She is a very smart little girl who loves school. Like seriously, lives school. She goes to school 5 days a week all day long and would go 7 days a week with no problem if she had to. The kid LOVES school. She plays school at home right after she gets out of school. Its so cute too because she shuts her door and you can hear her reading to the "class"! I love it. Okay, so that is not my problem. My problem is she is so down on herself when she doesn't get at least an A on her tests and work. I have issues with that. I don't know what to do for her.

She got in the car the other day after school and instantly started bawling. I ask her what is the matter and she shut down on me and plugged her ears. I stopped the car and told her she was not going to plug her ears and that she needed to tell me what was wrong or I couldn't fix whatever problem there was. She then proceeded to tell me that she had a quiz and she got a C on it. I told her that its okay that she got a C. I said sometimes assignments are going to seem a little harder and she may not always know and understand it. I told her that she won't always ( I mean not that I don't want her to) get an A on every assignment but that a D or an F was untolerable. I don't want her to think that she can always get a C but my goodness girl was not taking it very well.

We study and study and study every single night. We go over and over and over her work. We make up our own spelling tests. We read through her story of the week at least 2 times a night and sometimes 3. I don't know what it is at school but she just can't seem to stay focused and on track. This is the only C she has gotten and at least it was just on a quiz..and not her overall grade because let me tell ya...daddy is gonna fly off the broom with this one! Seriously, thought she should've been on the A honor roll in KiNdErGaRtEn! Get real!!!

Well, if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. How do I help her to not be so hard on herself? Every little mistake she makes at school she gets herself so worked up over.

Have a great evening...on to studying for that spelling test tomorrow!
Love to you all!!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011


So. Here's an update on that mile long to do list...

My aunt and cousin came up and spent the entire weekend with me! Yay! We actually got a lot accomplished amongst all the cheer leading running around. You see. Kelsie had to do a dance Friday night at the football game and then on Saturday morning she had to cheer at the flag football game on Saturday. Whew! That was a lot of cheering in two days.

Anyways...back to the list...I/we took everything off of my walls and got rid of stuff, kept some stuff, bought new stuff, and put everything back on my walls!! I love it. It actually looks better. Jeff and I have lived in our house for almost 8 years now..I KNOW. and everything in our house has been in the same spot since we moved in. CRAZY..but true. So my designer aunt and cousin came in to help and we got it done! We rearranged my living room...hung new curtains..(yes, by by ugly plaid curtains). I absolutely love the newly decorated living room and bedroom.

It actually feels homey in here. I love sitting on my couch now and reading my book by the table lamp. I love that it feels cozy now!

Thanks aunt Faye and Pam. You guys are the best! Now, on to more projects..well, that is starting tomorrow because today I have to work. booooo!!
Have a great day!
Love to you all!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Finally here!

The weekend that is! So glad it has came upon uss

We have a busy weekend ahead. Kelsie has a dance to perform at the football game tonight at halftime! She is super pumped about this. The little girls have worked hard at making this dance perfect!

She has pictures for cheer leading tomorrow morning, practice after pictures, and a flag football game to cheer at right after practice! The best part about this weekend is that I am off of work and able to spend every minute with her!

Oh, and my awesome aunt (aka "mom") is coming also to stay the entire weekend! I love her company. She is such a strong and beautiful lady! She has made me who I am today.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rusty Man

Meet Rusty!

He is one of our family pets! We have two German Shepherds who stay outside, two cats who stay outside Rusty man who stays inside!

We inherited Rusty from a family member who couldn't care for him anymore. Let me tell ya~we love this little guy!!

We say he is Kelsies dog but if your around us then you know he follows ME EVERYWHERE! I am talking~turn around and you literally step on him. Poor guy. He has been stepped on lots of times. Jeff says he will learn but I'm beginning to think that he won't.

Anyways, my reasoning for posting about him is because I had to take this little man to the vet the other day because he got in some mouse poison. Did you know that you have to make them vomit right after they eat the poison? Useless info, but you do. I had to spend all night the other night with him trying to make him vomit. Not a pretty thing to do either. I had to give him a teaspoon of salt, wait 15 minutes, give him a tablespoon of peroxide, wait 15 the salt thing and peroxide thing three times and the fella finally got sick..and then he couldn't stop getting sick. IMAGINE that!

He is doing much better now! He had to have a shot and be put on some pills for a week but he is doing good now. Whew! I couldn't imagine this little guy not being around anymore. I couldn't imagine having to call the family member and telling her that we killed the dog. That could've been bad.

Kelsie loves him and so do I
Just thought I'd share that little bit of info with ya! Ha!
Have a great evening!
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Blessed with Friends

I just want to say that I am truly blessed with the best friends in the world. I have gotten really close with these two ladies. The top one is of my dear friend Mandy. She is truly an awesome woman! Beautiful on the inside and out. Our girls have gone to school together since preschool (not that its been forever ago). They are the best of friends. I thank her for everything she has done for me and I know she is thanking me for what I've done for her!! We do a lot of things with the Pucketts! They are a great family!

The bottom picture is of my great friend Jessica! She is the best. We have such a great time when we are together! Our families get along so well and our children just adore each other!(well, most of the time they do)! I just love her. Her and her husband Jeremy are awesome peeps :)

I love my best friend in the world so much~words cannot even explain! She is not pictured because I haven't seen her in a really long time. She is my friend from school. Her name is Michele and I just think about her every day! We don't talk as often as we used to but when we do get the chance to talk it's like we never missed a single day!

I just wanted to share a little bit about my friends. I have other friends, some I would like to see more often, some I am more of just an aquantence with that I'd like to get to know better, some I don't really like their lifestyles so I just don't even try. (I know...thats horrible).

Good friends are hard to come by so cherish each and every moment you have with them!
I truly am blessed!

Have a great day!
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hillbilly Deluxe

I was rummaging through my pictures on my computer and came across these two. These were taken in August on one of our last "nice" days. It is a picture of Kelsie and a friend at Linda and Charlies.

I am not sure why I like these so much but I do. There really isn't any particular reason why I do like them other than the fact the girls look so damn cute.

I mean really! Look at those outfits! Love! Love! Love! These two really do think alike. These outfits were so not planned! Look at that rear on Kelsie. It looks so cute! I am a sucker for the rear end on that kid. Its almost so perfectly imperfect!! Love her. They were feeding Rosco some carrots because he was such a good boy during their ride!

Just wanted to share these photos!

Have a great weekend!

Love to you all.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mile long to do list.

I have been thinking about redoing my house. I'm talking REDOING my house! I am actually super excited about it that I want to get it all done now. Thats where the impatient me kicks in. When I get my mind wondering I want to get my body working and get it all complete. I have made myself a mile long to do list. Here are a few things I have for ya.
 1. Get the leak fixed. (we have had a major water leak in our living room so we had to rip up the carpet).
 2. repaint the living room
 3. go through stuff (if it hasn't been used in a year~get rid of it)
 4. go through totes of clothes...winter out and put summer in!
 5. go through ALL closets
 6. finish painting my bedroom
 7. organize, organize, and organize

 Can you tell I am not an organized person at all? Well, let me tell ya that that is gonna change! SOON! I am in the phase of can't find anything that I need and I'm sick of it. I need to go through Kelsies old school papers and get rid of some of those. I said some, not all. I need to go through my clothes. If they don't fit now they probably wont in a year so why hang on to them. Need any clothes anyone? I am going to have quite a few. list is lots longer but wanted to spare you the time. I'm off to start chalking off some of my to do list before I have to go to work!  I will keep you posted on some of our projects as we go along.
 Have a happy rainy day! Stay warm today. The wind is fierce.
 Love to you all.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Great Times

 We had a lot of fun this weekend! We spent the day shopping in Edinburgh on Sunday. Just the three of us! And, Kelsie behaved!! We got some really good buys too.

 On Monday we had a cookout with my family. We played lots of outdoor games and had lots of food! I just love cookouts with family. It is absolutely, by far, the best times! We got to see family, hold our precious newbies, and laugh like we never laughed before! I truly enjoy my time spent with my family!

 On another note, IS THIS WEATHER NOT TO DIE FOR?!? Oh, how I love fall! (or fall like)! It will probably be back in the near 90s before September is over...ugh.I hope not! I love hanging out in my sweats and going outside in my blue jeans and t-shirts. Oh fall I have longed for you to arrive!
 Happy days to you all! Enjoy this beautiful (minus the wind) weather!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Friday!

I am so happy that Friday has finally gotten here! I have had a very interesting, exhausting, chaotic week.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend. Our holiday weekend consists of cookouts, game playing, and wonderful time with friends and family! Oh, and Monday we are going shopping. Oh. How. I. Love. Shopping.

Be safe!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Currently, Kelsie is in her 2nd week of school. She loves her teacher. She loves her classmates. She has homework every single night and believe it or not~she loves it! Now, I know that will wear off sooner than later but for now I am enjoying the fact that homework is a breeze.

 Currently, Kelsie is in gymnastics one night a week and cheerleading 2 times a week. She has a love for cheer leading that I will not ever understand. (I was not a cheer leader in school.) She started gymnastics about 3 1/2 years ago and that is all she does~in the house~in the front and back yards~at gymnastica on Tuesdays~you name the place and I guarantee she has done flips of some sort there! At our house you hear her little feet running down the hall and then THUD. She has flipped.

 Currently, Kelsie has this hate towards getting her picture taken. Not so sure why, but I can't seem to get a decent picture of her (and no..its not just the person taking the photo!) She does some cute things and wears some some of the cutest outfits but WILL NOT. and I repeat WILL NOT let me take her picture.
Notice the "mom. put that camera away look" Honestly, I love it!

 Currently Kelsie has had this horrible attitude. She is so grouchy when she comes home from school its unbelievable. She has always had a little bit of an attitude towards me but nothing like this. She is so grouchy about asking her about her day at school. She refuses to talk about it. Drives. Me. Nuts. I wanna know every single detail about her day, who she played with at recess, who she sat by at lunch, what did she learn in math, what book they read, and she will not tell me any of it. Why? Will we always have this kind of relationship? Please tell me no. Please tell me it gets better. A part of me knows that the silence will not be broken, but a part of me is pleading for her to just talk to me.

 Currently, my love for Kelsie is unreal. I love her to the moon and back. I love her personality. I love that she is grouchy after school (reminds me of myself.. He!He!) I love that she looks just like her daddy. I love that she is six years old. I love that she loves animals and loves to play babies every single night. I just love her and I think the Lord everyday for blessing me with her!
 I hope everyone has a blessed day! On to cheer practice we go!