Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Some great pictures from our events over the last week....

Going to see Santa.... our picture was typical... Victoria sitting pretty and Trey crying and reaching for me!

A pot of Chili to celebrate my dad & Gary's birthdays... a great lunch but we missed mom, she wasn't feeling well and didn't make it over for lunch. Dad and Trey goofing around.

Victoria & I had a great girls day with friends ... the girls were so adorable walking hand in hand through the mall!

A beautiful sky on our way to breakfast Tuesday morning. God is good!

Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The holiday break has begun...

Today was the first official day of Christmas break around here. Unfortunately over the weekend dd and I both seem to have come down with a cough and stuffy nose, but we still had a great weekend. Friday evening we surprised Gary by going to see his basketball team play, they didn't win, but played tough.

Saturday was hubby's birthday!! We all went to Victoria's b-ball game and then ..... yes, we're crazy ..... we went to the mall!!
It was crazy busy, but hubby found a great parking spot and the line for Santa wasn't too long. The picture was true to our kids styles.... Victoria's sitting pretty while Trey is screaming and reaching for me! After pictures we checked out a few stores and headed to Buffalo Wild Wing's for a birthday dinner. After that it was off to see a great display of Christmas lights at Life University.

Yesterday my brother and Dad came over for more birthday celebrations (dad's b-day was last week). Birthday lunch of Chili, cornbread & chicken dip ... Yum!!

Also yesterday a cold front moved in! This morning it was 18 degrees when we got up and in the 20s as we headed off to the gym.
The cold didn't stop us from having a great girls day out. We started at the gym were I won 2 of my 3 games of racquetball!! After that we headed out to the Mall of Georgia to meet up with my sweet friend up from Valdosta and her daughter for some lunch and shopping. The girls enjoyed a ride on the carousel and a train ride will the moms got to chat and catch up! We all did a little shopping and went home with some great finds. The girls were adorable walking through the mall hand in hand. It was a great day!

Hopefully you'll see pictures from all this fun soon, but now it is time for some cold medicine and a warm bed!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Neglected blog....

Once again the poor blog is the last thing that gets attention when things get busy (though I seem to find time for Facebook still, lol).

Victoria had a great time last night at her school holiday program. She and 2 others proudly introduced the whole show. No pictures due to bad lighting and crummy seats though.

Time to pick a picture again.... trying to decide which put in a frame to give as a xmas gift... any suggestions... email me and I'll tell you who it's for if that helps decide.

Number 1...

Number 2...

Busy days ahead filled with basketball practices, games, last minute shopping, Santa pictures, birthday dinners and more!! I'm looking forward to meeting up with a friend and her daughter next week for lunch and some girl time!

I'll leave you with a family shot from Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope all my bloggy friends have a great Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

We had dinner at the in-law's on Sunday.... it was great to have the whole family together. We will head to my parents house on Thursday for a quiet day of playing and eating.

Then hubby and his brother will head out on Black Friday for their annual tradition .... crazy boys!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


After over an hour trying to get the Snapfish website to work (I had coupons) I finally gave up and ordered from Shutterfly.

Thanks for all the votes, number 5 it is. I hope they turn out good!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Help me decide....

We took the kids across the street last night and took some pictures to use for this year's Christmas cards.... the problem is I can't decide!! Unfortunately Trey is watching Daddy in every shot and not looking at the camera.

Here they are...

Number One..

Number Two...

Number Three...

Number Four...

Number Five...

Let me know which you like the best... thanks!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

off track...

I have not stayed on track for Flylady at all.... BUT I blame it on being sick.. Have had a nasty cold that I think I'm about over so not much cleaning at all. I am still getting to the gym. The official 6 weeks were over today but they are offering 'make-up' classes next week so I will be doing those too and then we will weigh and measure next Thursday.

Off to try to cross some things off my to do list before heading to work tonight and then a scrapping weekend!! I'm looking forward to sleeping in past 6:30am!!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Kick Butt Workout!

So, I signed up for a 6-week training/nutrition class at my gym. It's week 5 and it's been going good. I had really started working out harder a few weeks before then so overall I have lost almost 12 lbs, 6 of those have been since starting the training class.

This morning there were only 6 of us (usually 8) and it was a great session! I have a feeling I will be quite sore tomorrow... but that's ok, sore is good. Then after our 45 min. training I went and played almost 30 minutes of racquetball. We had both worked out before we played and we were tired, but we had a couple of great games. I won the first and she won the second, no time for a tie-breaker this morning though.

On another note.... Trey is having a great time rediscovering a toy that has been in the basement for a while. He's driving away!

Monday, November 03, 2008

FlyLady & Lunch

Weird combination I know, but I have started back to the FlyLady Challenge... my house is in need of some FlyLady help! Off to a pretty good start so far I think, just hope I can keep it up. One of the parts is journaling .... hopefully I will be better at blogging!

Then lunch.... I was starving at 11:30am thanks to the stupid time change. It drives me nuts and the poor kids are all off schedule! It is nice that I won't have to take a flashlight to get Victoria on the bus but then I'll be driving to work in the dark... the joys of time change...

Hubby has a work day tomorrow and the kids are out of school. I'm glad I voted early so I don't have to worry about fighting lines and all tomorrow.... good luck to those voting tomorrow.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


The Cookie Monster costume was adorable, but not so successful. So a polo shirt and khakis turned him into Daddy!

The boys...

Our little clown and little Daddy...

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Hope everyone and all your children have a great Halloween. Our plan is for Trey to be Cookie Monster and Victoria, a clown. Trey did NOT like the costume yesterday when we tried it on, so we will see what happens tonight!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New items...

Some new pottery items have been listed on Nicole's Creations Blog.

Check back often! And don't forget that the clipboards and notepads can be personalized; they are great gift ideas for teachers, coaches, busy moms, and that person who seems to have everything!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Online Class

So I signed up for an online class with Jessica Sprague. This is something completely new to me, I've never taken any online classes or done any kind of digital scrapping. I guess we'll see how it goes! Anyone want to join me? By the way, it's FREE!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We had a great time visiting the Pumpkin Patch Sunday afternoon...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Great book...

I've been super busy lately, but somehow I found time to read a book. The library at work has a swap cart and I picked this one up not long ago. After many nights of staying up reading way to late, I finished it last night.

Pick it up and enjoy a great read!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Hubby called today from the store to see if I needed anything.. nope... "Why are you at the store?" "Don't worry about it." he says.

Then he comes home with this......

I honestly don't remember the last time I got flowers 'just because'!
Thank you honey!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Coming Soon !!

Check it out... Nicole's Creations and check back soon!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Baby clothes

If you or anyone you know is in need of children's fall and winter clothes please let me know. I just listed a whole bunch on Craig's List for very cheap prices. I have girl's outfits from newborn to size 5 and 6 pairs of shoes. I have boy's outfits from newborn to 12 m. I also have a used walker and convertible floor toy that I have not listed yet.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008


  • Well, the van has been losing air quickly in one tire, so no big trips for us till it is fixed. Not that we were planning any big trips, but no going far from the house. So it's the truck to work for me this week.

  • Got items for a big consignment sale tagged and dropped off, now I get to go shopping tomorrow and hope to see my pocket full of tickets (that means I'm selling lots).
  • Started a new nutrition program Monday with the help of a dear friend, Marie. We've reconnected on Facebook recently!
  • Had lunch with another friend today Amber and got to see her adorable little baby boy! We went to Chilli's and I actually did NOT get my favorite - Classic Nachos - and I did get steamed veggies (thanks to that new nutrition plan)!
  • I've decided to stop participating in the gift shop, Betty's Back Porch. It has become such a stress and not at all an enjoyment any more. The shop is not getting customers either, which does not help the situation.
  • I am thinking of starting a second blog which will have pictures of all my arts & crafts items for sale. Many of the items are great for holiday or birthday gifts, so stay tuned for that!

I had all these little bullets in front of my text but I guess blogger ate them all?!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Random Pictures....

Some of my favorite pictures from the last month...

Victoria with her little brother sleeping in her lap, so cute!

A beautiful butterfly near my sil's pool.

Victoria and a few veggies from our garden...

Tybee Island in the rain of Tropical Storm Fay...

More Tybee Island shots...

An awesome shot of Victoria that my brother took...not sure why it's so little.

The Lighthouse...

My brother and I at the top of the lighthouse...

Savannah... we had dinner and spent some time walking around downtown Savannah.

Uncle Clint & a sleepy Trey on the way back to the car.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Ok, you really can't tell where she lost her tooth for 2 reasons. 1) She didn't quite smile big enough and 2) Her new tooth had already grown in so much that you really can't even tell she lost a tooth.
But here she is getting the tooth ready in her tooth fairy box...

Friday, August 29, 2008

Lost tooth!!

Victoria lost her first tooth yesterday morning before school!!

Pictures coming soon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tagged by Jan...

I received an "I love your blog tag" from Jan! Thanks!! I love your blog and you always inspire me to post

So here we go....
The rules:

I have to pick 7 of my favorite blogs and…

1. The winners can put the logo on their blog

2. Link the person you received your award from

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the ones you’ve nominated.

1) Jan I know I shouldn't tag the person who tagged me, but I just love her blog and I love her.... I followed her from SIAS to TLC. No I wasn't very active in either one but she was a great supporter.... ok moving on.

2) Jenn I just love her weather blog and am so happy for her on her recent engagement!

3) Gary ScrappyGuy is a great photographer and an awesome digi scrapper.

4) Amber is a dear friend that I met through hubby's work. She's pretty new to the blog world and has a beautiful new baby.

5) Courtney is an awesome photographer and a scrapping buddy.

6) Meg is another great scrapping buddy and new to the blog world.

7) Rena is very new to blogging, a scrapping buddy, and she makes great handmade soaps.

Happy blogging!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

poor blog

My blog has been neglected lately. Between family activities, school starting, and a thing called Facebook, I have not updated my blog. So come find me on Facebook and say hi!

In other news we are keeping our fingers crossed that Fay doesn't ruin our trip to Tybee Island this weekend, wish us luck!

Monday, August 04, 2008

What's going on?

Quite a lot it seems...

We're finishing up swimming lessons tonight.

Gary went back to work Friday.

Open House is tomorrow evening.

We have an actual babysitter for tomorrow evening (first time it's not a family member watching either of the kids!)

School starts Thursday!

Cleaning up after hubby decided to rearrange our entire living room.

I guess that's all for now, I'm hoping to get some pictures on here during nap time today.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Birthday Girl!!

Our little girl is 6 today!! I made bacon, eggs and biscuits for breakfast this morning. Then the kids and I headed off to the gym, they both love to play there while I get my workout in.

We gave her part of her gifts earlier, some colored pens, a notebook and Pez candy. There's a story behind the pens... she asked for colored pens for Christmas, Santa brought colored pens but they all wrote in black ink. She was very disappointed that they didn't write in colors. So for her birthday we found some great colored pens that WROTE in colored ink too!

Gramma just came by on her way home from a trip to Granny's. She got Victoria a great new scrapbook, a whole stash of scrapbook stickers and such and a new bathing suit! Perfect for her lessons this week and her pool party Saturday!

We're going to eat at Chili's after the baby's nap... then a few more gifts later :)