Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Molly, the package is in the mail!

Well, technically the package was in the mail on Monday...
I'm just a lil late posting this.
I love receiving mail other than bills!
I think we should go back to the day when we sent handwritten letters!

I even get excited when I get magazines in the mail.
I can't wait for my package to arrive and share it with you guys!

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When I think of a package going in the mail, I think of the movie with Jim Carrey.
He's doing cartwheels on the box and shaking it.
You can hear that something has broken in it.
He kicks it down the hallway...
Ring any bells;)

Molly, I hope that the package makes it to you in one piece!
and that you love everything.
I might have for a minute thought of keeping it for myself...
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It's on it's way Molly!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

~Thanksgiving and Black Friday Shenanigans~

Our turkey day was pretty uneventful.
The yummy smells in the kitchen were amaze!
I get my love of cooking from my mama.
She loves to cook and makes amazing food!!

On the menu were brown sugar yams, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberries marinated in Grand Marnier, stuffing and amazing turkey!! 

I never finish anything on my plate, but Thanksgiving is defintely an exception.
Stretch pants and all!
Didn't even have to unbutton the pants;)


My pretty mama with her turkey:)

And, that is all of the pics from turkey day that I got.
Apparently I was too busy eating all of my food and then the food coma that commenced afterwards!

But then came Black Friday!
I've done the whole get up super early wait in line and elbow people out of the way for a few measly deals.

I wasn't in the mood for that.
Then, my friend
and I decided to hit up Fred Meyer and get some socks.
Sounds exciting right??
Well, its the only time of year I buy socks.
Their socks are 50% off!
Everyone in the family gets socks for Christmas!

We met bright and early, 7am, and were ready for the crowds!
There were two rounds of shopping. One at 7am and one at 10am.
The 7am one was cake. The older women came out at 10am and they were vicious!
They refused to move, and would park their carts right in the middle of the aisle.
Lesson learned that day. The younger ones are nicer than the old ones!

He's super jazzed to be up at 7am shopping with me for socks...

Socks, upon socks, upon socks!!

time to wait...

We found ways to be entertained :)

Free doughnuts and apple juice!

= happy boy, mama looks ti-red!

and someone got some new rain boots!!

Friends, old ones, new ones and ones you can talk to about anything!

Happy Monday my loves!!

I am super amped for Monday today!
It might be because of the 4 day weekend, or all the sleep I got or
The quad kicker I'm currently chugging.
I'm bouncing off the walls.
This whole typing thing is taking way longer than anticipated because of my brain moving at light speed!
And, I just found out I have Friday off! :)
Happy Girl!

So, I posted a pin from Pinterest on my Facebook page. (if you can't read it you may need to friend request me) It started a huge convo.

I was reunited with an old friend from my elementary school days!
Apparently he's been facebook stalking me for awhile and this picture that I tagged another friend in resulted in him finally getting up the courage to say hi! Haha, Tim! Called you out on that one!

If you know me, you know that I hold nothing back. I am rarely embarrassed and will bring up the most random of conversations. If you're really good friends with me, we will never finish a convo. I interrupt and don't mind being interrupted.

Seriously, my brain is probably emitting a low hum right now. 

If you're a friend of mine, you're a friend for life! ;)

Short, sweet and to the point!

Coming up later:
4 day weekend recap
Black Friday Shopping
Im putting a lil somethin somethin in the mail for the blogger swap!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

I am blank...

Love this Idea!

She's a genius! 

I am weird because
  • I eat sunflower seeds and they must be a certain brand
  • I alphabetize my dvd collection
  • I organize my closet by color & style
  • I make wishes on 11:11, shooting stars & dandelions
  • I hate milk
  • chips and salsa are considered a meal in my house
  • I eat raw cookie dough
  • most nights I wear my bra to bed
  • I leave the house with my hair wet and no makeup every day
  • I buy books, start them and don't finish
  • I don't sleep with a top sheet, just the comforter
  • I quote movies, even when I'm alone
  • I eat my burritos and pizza with a fork
  • I take the best pictures by myself in the car


I am a bad friend because
  • I don't answer my phone
  • I don't make plans in advance
  • I choose my son first
  • I am forgetful

I am a good friend because
  • I trust whole heartedly
  • I would do anything for any of my best friends at any moment!
  • I love my friends littles almost as much as my own
  • I only want the best for them
  • When they hurt, I hurt
  • I give a lot, but don't expect much in return
  • I can keep a secret
  • I can make you laugh, hard!

I am sad because
  • I have mama guilt
  • I miss my son when I'm at work
  • I get my feelings hurt easily
  • I never feel good enough
  • I can't please everyone
  • I never have enough time
  • My baby isn't a baby anymore

I am happy because
  • the friendships Ive made thru my blog
  • a healthy son
  • fire in the fireplace & snuggles on the couch <3
  • my close relationships

I am excited because
  • new adventures
  • turkey, yams & stuffing
  • christmas decorating
  • arts and crafts
  • snuggles
  • a new year

And, yes I did notice that the weird section is a tad bit longer than everything else...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thirsty Thursday and some awkwardness...

Didn't want to disappoint. I love talking about how awkward I am. If I can't make people laugh with me. I sure as heck can make them laugh at me:)

Plus it's the start of my 4 day weekend!
We drink on holidays!
Well, any time we want to celebrate we drink...

Here are some important life lessons I learned this week!

I couldn't figure out why my clothes were taking so long to dry in the dryer.
I kept having to restart it over and over again.
Then a light bulb went off...
It was so jam packed I couldn't get the lint trap out of the dryer!!
Holy cow!!!

White pants and pouring rain,
will make them see through!

Source: via Tricia on Pinterest

Temper Tantrums!
Not me, although I have come close this week!
Having to leave the store with nothing because an adorable 3 year old is thrashing on the ground!
I'm not above bribing with gummy worms...
but then he asked for an apple instead.
Odd child!

This same odd child,
slept with a box of macaroni and cheese last night.
That's how much he loves it!
He lost it last night and I could hear him ask for it
then I hear the dry macaroni rattle. 

Watching a movie by myself and then,
having to ask a million questions to understand exactly what went on.

Source: via Sierra on Pinterest

P.S. once I understood what was going on I loved the movie!!
JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg did not disappoint!


Oh how pinteresting & my friday;)

So as I sit here ready to compile a shit load of pics
from Pinterest.
Where else;)
I have decided that my fav chips everrrrr are Cool Ranch Doritos.
It's nothing new, I've always loved them.
I just never buy them because before I know it, the entire bag is gone, crap!
My fav thing to have with them is an almond butter and grape jelly sandwich.
Weird, right?
Now that you know my eclectic palette one to what caught my eye on Pinterest this week!
Exciting stuff!
oooh, and it's my friday!
4 days off in a row!

I do, I'm that funny!

Source: via Sierra on Pinterest

If you haven't seen her commercials, google them.
I dare you not to laugh! There was snorting involved...

Everyone does, admit it!


So many times I have wanted to do this.
Really? Don't park like an asshole! 

Source: via Sierra on Pinterest

Awesome convo!


Still the best show ever, hands down.


I'm gonna make this



and this!

Source: via Sierra on Pinterest

There's something about this cat that makes me wanna talk like a baby to it...
annoying right? wrong, it's freaking adorable!

Oh, anne!

You would be my best friend ever if you got me a subscription to Birchbox aka the most amazing thing ever!!!

So get on the website and let me know when it will arrive on my door step!
Thanks loves! ;)

I guess I'll go do some worky work now!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

15 to be grateful for~

I have been at a loss as what to write lately... I keep second guessing what I'm going to talk about. What you guys want to read. That's not why I started blogging. It was my own outlet. Something to make me feel good. Put the proverbial pen to paper. I found this on The shine project's blog. What perfect timing. Sometimes we can get stuck in a self loathing rut. Complaining and not giving thanks for how abundantly blessed we are. With Thanksgiving approaching quick I am reminded to be thankful for what I do have in life. I'm sure I can think of more that I am thankful for than what I complain about. Plus it's more fun to be thankful! No one wants a negative nancy/norman around. We want people around us that lift us up, not kick us. People that are happy for our happiness, not upset because they feel left out. I am definitely thankful for the many friends that surround me with love! Without you I am nothing:)

1. Who do I appreciate? My son, family, friends.
2. How am I fortunate? I have a roof over my head, food in my belly, the love of my family, my son who amazes me every day, my health, amazing friends, you know who you are;)
3. What material possessions am I thankful for? my home, my car, my clothes, shoes...
4. What abilities do I have that I'm grateful for? my loyalty to my family and friends. If my friends are hurt, I'm hurting. My intuition, it has helped me and friends numerous times, I call it my sixth sense. My stubbornness, not taking no for an answer or proving people wrong.
5. What about my surroundings (home/neighborhood/city/etc.) am I thankful for?  The property I live on for my son to play on, the small town, the mountains that surround the valley, the beach so close for a quick trip, the four seasons we get every year.  
6. What experiences have I had that I am grateful for? The mistakes I've made that Ive had to pick myself up from. Realizing I'm stronger than I thought, physically and emotionally. The birth of my son.
7. What happened today/yesterday/this week/this month/this year that I am grateful for? I wake up every day and have the love of my son. Some people go through life without that true love. I couldn't imagine my life without him.
8. What opportunities do I have that I am thankful for? The opportunity to grown at my job. Learning new things every day. To have my parents close by to help raise my son as well. Meeting new friends.
9. What have others in my life done that I am thankful for? The friends, that I've found to be true ones. Not the ones that say they will be there and aren't . The ones I can go months without talking to and we reunite and act as if we never parted. The ones that tell you the truth, even when it hurts. The ones that just don't agree with you, but challenge you to be a better person.  
10. What have others done that I am benefiting from in my life (even if I don't know who those people are)? Hands down, the men and women that protect and serve our country. I am forever thankful they fight for us and put their lives on the line.
11. What relationships am I thankful for? I love being a mom. Getting to shape a mind and teach him right from wrong. I don't have all the answers but I try. My seester, who I am closer to than anyone. We know when each other are hurting and are there for each other. It has taken years for us to get here, but I am so glad I have her on my side:) And again my friends, nerd outreach;) <3
12. What am I taking for granted that, if I stop to think about it, I am grateful for? Anything to do with hygiene ! Can't live without it!!!
13. What is there about the challenges/difficulties I have experienced (or am currently experiencing) that I can be thankful for? (e.g., What have I learned? How have I grown?) My challenges are making me who I am. Yeah, I've made mistakes, Ive had to pick myself up or ask for help from friends. Or learn how to hurt first then I can heal. In order for me to be happy. I have to make myself happy. No one else can do that. That's on my shoulders.
14. What is different today than it was a year ago that I'm thankful for? If you know me at all you already know the answer to this question. My life is completely different...
15. What insights have I gained that I am grateful for?  Be honest...
"I know what I'm doing
I have it all planned out
Plans to take care of you,
not abandon you,
plans to give you the future you hope for"
Jeremiah 29:11

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Birthday Weekend Extravaganza!

Okay, extravaganza is a lil much.
My boy was out of town this weekend
No monkey = sad mama!
I decided I would fly down and see my seester and let her entertain me:)
seester shenanigans = happy sheera (her nickname for me)

I was ready for sun, sand and maybe a lil booze.
We girls like our drinks:)

Weather predictions for the weekend were this:

So, I boarded my plane bright and early.
Not before I had breakfast and mass amounts of watered down coffee...

Eggs poached medium must have meant watery and runny...

The flights down were perfect!
Minus me trying to read a magazine on the plane.
I gets car sick :/
Deep breathing didn't work nor did the turbulence.
I lost my cookies in the teeny, tiny bathroom!


Odd, we didn't fly over water...


First stop! In & Out

Two girls ate this!

A lil baseball in the house! Take that mom and dad!!
Football too!

Holding hands watching tv:)
He melts my heart!

Had my first Sprinkles cupcake experience, amaze!!

Look how pretty!

This kid went from 0-60 after that cupcake loaded with sugary goodness!!


Totally horrible... ;)

Played a lil thomas the train...

Monday morning came way too early! Like 4am to early!
I am not a happy camper in the morning!
I am a grump!
I literally get sick to my stomach!
We get to the airport at 5:10am
I have one hour for the strip search, body scan and to remove all clothes thru security.
I get to my gate just in time to find out I have no seat.
They overbooked the flight by 8 people!
Where am I supposed to sit??
On the freaking wing of the plane?

I called my seester to come back the 30 minutes she'd already driven back home and told her I wasn't leaving anytime soon.

The whole weekend was cloudy and rainy.
Monday was beautiful! Sunny and mid 60's

So I got my beach day! Even if it was only for an hour, it was an amazing hour!


my seester and I:)
Kristen and I!



I get back to the airport & discover I have a 2 1/2 hour delay.
Found the same girl I had talked to earlier that morning and she re booked my connecting flight.
I asked her about food and drink vouchers.
She gave me $8! That would have bought me burger king...
Umm, me no likey the king.
Plus it was my birthday!

Got a free drinky drink on the plane from the sweet stewardess:)

Beautiful Sunset off the wing of the plane

 My sweet nephers, who's only 3 days older than my son:)

 Ive known this girl since we were in kindergarten
We haven't seen each other since 5th grade when I moved away.
She drove an hour to come see me!!!
I <3 us!

Thanks seester for an amazing weekend!
Next time I'll bring gavin down!!