Friday, March 26, 2010

Something to get the creative juices flowing...

My girlfriends and I try to do something together every so often. We have been friends since highschool, and since we graduated almost 12 years ago...that is really saying something.
We don't talk on the phone everyday, we all have very busy lives, but we make that time to get together, to refresh our spirits. Sometimes you just need a time out from being Momma, Wife, Girlfriend, Daughter, and Sister.
We decided to try something new last night, and we headed out to Corks and Canvas. They are all over Alabama now, and under different names (Sips and Strokes is another).

So head on over to Alabama Blogger to see how everything turned out!

And Voila! My finished product. Funly Tree a la Kristen.

This is the perfect activity for date night, or for a group of friends to get together and have a good time. And when you go...come back to tell us about your experience, and show off your MAD skills!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


So there comes a time in every boy's life, when he must learn that necessary task to becoming a man.
He must learn how to shave.
At least he must shave in my house...because prickly faces do not get scruffy faced husband will vouch for this.

Bailey got a Spongebob shaving kit for we let him try it out. I supervised, Dad took pictures and gave a hilarious commentary...too bad I didn't vlog this. Oh Well...

Make sure you have enough, and that the lather is perfect

Application is key....get it everywhere!
Mom lends a hand...since there are no mirrors in the tub.
Feel the difference...smooth baby skin left!
A little do it yourself action...
What can I say? The kid cracks me up!

Just remember, no one likes smooching a scruffy face.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fun Bloggy Stuff

Wordle: kdcSo just something fun to see how often you use the same words over and over....apparently TIME is a big thing for me. I guess it makes me happy that there are no ugly words here. That the things I talk about most are random and silly and harmless.

Head over to Wordle to see what your blog says about you.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Planning the boy's birthday party

So on April 18th, my son will turn 3. It is crazy. I cannot believe that much time has passed since I heard that gurgle and then Randy was telling me that he was here. B was a planned c-sec, so we got to pick his birthday, and our family was at the hospital at the appointed time awaiting his arrival.

I do love to plan!

For Birthday #1 we invited a small group of family and friends to the Zoo. We braved the cold (because AL weather is like that. Contrary. Any other time it wouldhave been 70*, for his party, it was like 60*) and we had cake and rode the train, and set everyone loose so they could enjoy the zoo at their own pace.

For Birthday #2, we did the zoo again. Same small group plus a few co-workers and their kids. We added pizza to the mix, and we set up camp at the new park that the zoo had just built. A great time was had by all.

This year, we decided we could not do the zoo again...we just can't.

So after much research and deliberation, we have decided on a bowling party. The lanes here in town are a little pricey, but since DH is active duty military, we have the option of having his party on base. We will only need an accurate head count to present to Security Forces so they know who will be coming on base.

YAY! I am pretty excited. We have taken B to bowl a few times to get him used to the idea and he mostly loves it. He is not so keen on the taking of turns. This is something that we need to work on anyway, so it will be fine. And if the birthday boy has to sit in a time out at his own party, then so be it.

Since we are in the 30 days and counting stage, I get to order the invitations, arrange the cake, and buy the decorations and plates. We decided to go with a Sponge Bob theme, since the yellow guy is his favorite person on TV at the moment.

I am certain we will have a great time, and there will be pictures of preggos bowling that will make you howl with laughter. I am currently the same size as a bowling ball...its so funny.

Meal Planning Monday

DH & I both work , so we only plan for dinner and then figure out as we go on the weekend.

Head over to Organizing Junkie to see some other great plans!

Sunday- DINNER OUT! (We went shopping, and since everyone has been sick, it was nice to have a simple night out)
Monday- DINNER OUT! Local Mexican restaurant has Spongebob visiting for Kids Night
Tuesday- Meatloaf
Wednesday- Beef & Broccoli
Thursday- Baked Ratatouille
Friday- Steak with Crispy Potato Cakes
Saturday- Lemon Chkn Tenders

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fun and Crazy things going on in my world

I am have a post over at ALabama Bloggers. So if you are from AL and looking for something to do in Montgomery, go look and see what I have recommended :)

In other news...

Sunday afternoon, my dear friend I have known since HS called me & our girlfriends (there are 4 of us total) to tell us she was a Mother and that she had a 3m old baby girl at home.


She was a little sketchy on the details, partially because I think she is so nervous/excited. But basically, the birth mom doesn't feel she is ready for the responsibility of being a mom.

Personally, I have no idea how you could have a child and give her up, but I am thankful that there are women out there like that because it gives others the opportunities to become the Mother that they have always dreamed of being.

I am so excited for my friend, and now we are just waiting for everything to become legal and official.

We did all go over to her house Sunday night, and fawn over the precious little girl. And there were hugs and tears.

So, any comments are appreciated, and any prayers and happy thoughts for you to send her way as well. I want this all to work out, because she is just one of those people who was born to be Betty Homemaker, and I know she will make an amazing patient and loving momma.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The First Kiss

Your first kiss.

So a very funny blog that I read is Adventures of WannaBe SupahMommy. She is opinionated, and mouthy, and she cracks me up! She also does a bunch of MEme...just fun silly things, that give you a pick up during a crazy day.

Well, it's that time again! All About MEme time ! This time Supah and MommyBrain want to dig into your past and unlock that super secret diary post you wrote about in 8th grade.

Wait? Yours wasn't in 8th grade? SECOND GRADE? Fer shame ! You can march yourself RIGHT to confession missy!

So here it is... a story about my FIRST KISS...

Picture it, a sunny day in the hot, humid, Alabama Summer. No school, no shoes, no place to be.

I was 12...that summer between the 6th and 7th grade. And I was "going together" (because that means what exactly? And do kids still do that?) with a boy named Jeremiah. (Insert funny bullfrog song here)
He lived about a mile from my neighborhood, but he had a bike, and every couple of days or so, he would come visit my neighborhood. (because my BFF had a swimming pool, and yes, there was always a parent present- this is a G rated post people)
So one day, after we had been going together for like two whole weeks...(because when you are 12, that is a lifetime people) he was on his way home. My BFF and I walked him to the gate, and she kind of wandered off, and we were talking...
And he leaned over the gate and kissed me. Right on the lips! Just a little smooch. It was magical!
For about 2 seconds.
Then he ruined it. He grabbed the sides of my face and stuck his tounge in my mouth.
Because to a 12 year old girl, this is just the grossest thing that you could do. Where was the kiss like they do in the moview? The passionate embrace? Tom Cruise NEVER put spit in someones mouth...did he?
It didn't scar me for life...but it was a LONG, LONG time before I got another smooch.
I should probably tell this story to my mother, she may want to thank him  :)
I hope you enjoyed. Now spill...Tell Supah about your first kiss. Its gotta be better than mine.