Monday, May 21, 2007

When it Rains...

it pours I guess, not only did I get those three little letters in a txt msg last week seems as though when I logged into myspace another “old friend” had emailed me as well. Sheesh haven’t talked to either in months and poof they are both back at the same time. Lucky me I guess!

This was a nice weekend Saturday I went shopping with a friend and then to Disney in the evening. It was a nice evening for it – just enough breeze to make it comfortable to walk around and not feel as though you were going to melt! I haven’t run it by DH yet but since he’s on call next Monday maybe I will brave the elements (people) and take a quick couple of hours and head over there.

Sunday we saw Shrek the Third – not as good as the first two but still not bad. I love the Dreamworks films as well as Pixar so I knew it was going to at least be a good time. DD enjoyed it and DH had some inconsiderate kid sitting next to him that wanted to slup his drink that was almost gone made for a long movie for him. DD was pretty good through the movie though she was a bit of a hellion on the way home. I just don’t know with her, sometimes she the sweetest kid who listens to the T and other times she’s just an animal!

And for the most exciting news – I had two photographs of mine selected in a photo contest put out by Seaworld. They were looking for submissions from visitors for their new webpage and I entered three or four pictures and had two chosen to appear when it’s up and running. I was soooo excited! The “prize” was a ticket good for up to 4 one day admissions to any AB theme park (excluding discovery cove) so since we have passes we may take a quick trip next year at some point to Williamsburg and go to the Busch Gardens there. I will post the links to the photos a little later!

Friday, May 18, 2007


Three flipping letters in a text... thats all it is three letters, how can they spark such emotion, feelings of being betrayed, feelings of dislike, feelings of being let down? I don't know either. Seems kinda silly when you think about it - usually those three words spark feelings of being scared, frightened or surprised not the emotions that I mentioned. Sadly to say I answered too - because any of you that know me know that I just can't leave well enough alone. Though this time it wasn't me that made the first move. I know this is all cryptic but i would prefer not to expose the people or situations surrounding that three letter word. I haven't been exactly nice in my response though showing a ton of aprehension on my sleeve.. but hey thats me always seeking the alterior motive... always asking WHY.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mother's Day Ramblings...

So mother's day was great, DH held up to his promise of letting me sleep in which was nice! I woke up at 7 when DS woke up and then again at 940 when they decided that it was time for me to get up! I think my body is protesting due to TOO much sleep!

My mom and I did Epcot on Saturday with the kids.. we all had a great time and really enjoyed the dinner we had at Garden Grill. The character interaction at the grill was AMAZING.. The characters sat down and played with DS and colored with DD. The food was good as well and I think we all had a great time.

Sunday in addition to sleeping in we went to Texas De Brazil for a late lunch early dinner kinda thing with the kids. It was a good time and both of them as well as DH and I enjoyed ourselves. I did find out that my littlest one enjoys Filet Mignon and also enjoys Alaskan King Crab! :)

After "Dunch" we went to MIL's for a little while and my SIL and BIL along with their "alien spawn" were there. We saw them all of about 10 minutes before they had to leave. I was a little rude to her but oh well I hate that she (and a few others on that side of the family) treated me like crap when I was pregnant with DS. I was NOT going to go out of my way to be nice to her.

Her DD "A" is about 4 months old now... and refuses to lay on her stomach - HATES it... my kids both preferred their tummy's which cracks me up. I was hoping she'd get a difficult one! And while her cuteness is improving she's still not that cute of a kid. Her fingers are long and she looks a lot like one of those Q-Pie or however it is you spell them dolls. And we're still debating who has more hair - her or her daddy!

Well here's to hoping this week is better than last!

Friday, May 11, 2007


I woke up this morning and after a large fight with myself I decided to get up out of bed and get to work. I got the kids up and ready and then headed off.

The first thing I did on my way to work after dropping off the kids was call and see if my payroll deposit had cleared... Ummm NOPE! So I called the agency I work through and left them a message. Seems as though their bank had an issue and didn't send ANY of our payroll checks through so we are getting checks cut for us. Luckily DH got paid this week so Im good for a day or two. And apparently I was the one that tipped them off to the mishap.

The smoke has been VERY bad lately - we have wildfires burning in 57 out of 67 counties in the state. We have been blanketed in smoke to the point that the kids aren't able to play outside and after about 5 - 10 minutes your coughing and your eyes are burning. Luckily out of the hundreds of fires only 7 homes have been destroyed. It's awful that those 7 families have lost everything but in the big picture it could be much worse.

And now it's the weekend - time for another trip to disney, and a mothers day brunch at the brazillian steakhouse! Works for me!

Have a great weekend!!!

Monday, May 07, 2007


Parking $10

Tickets to cypress gardens $43.49

Dinner for the kids $9

Being able to FINALLY see Big & Rich and have a picnic with the kids - Priceless...

Ok cheesey I know but it's soo true. After 2 and a half years of waiting to see B & R I finally had my chance this past Saturday! On my way to the mall to pick up some gifts that I needed I heard a commercial on the radio that B & R with Cowboy Troy would be at Cypress Gardens - which is just less than an hour from the house. So I happened to be on the phone with my mom, I had her check it out for me. Lo and behold it was Saturday night. I called DH and asked him what he thought about me going. His answer was simple "if you and the kids want to go"
OF COURSE I WANT TO GO!!!! So I asked DD if she wanted to go see a concert - with the guy who sings the "chicken and the train song" she got all excited so after the mall we grabbed some lunch, ran home and then we were back out of the house.

We explored a little of cypress gardens took in some animal exhibits and then a few rides. I grabbed dinner for the kids and then it was off to the "Starlight Amphitheater". After a couple of opening acts it was time for THE Big & Rich. They opened up with "Comin' to your City" and from that point on we were given a full 2 hour show featuring them and three songs by Cowboy Troy. "I play chicken with the train" made DD so happy and then he preformed his new song "Hic Chick" so now thats her newest "Can I hear it?" song. B & R did a great tribute to our veterns with 8th of November and then closed out the show with "Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy" after a short break it was time for the Encore and one of my personal faves "Rollin'".
After we made it back to the car I put DD in and she was singing to herself "Save a horse ride a cowboy.." so I think it's safe to assume she like her mommy had a GREAT time! They were WELL worth the wait!

Yesterday we headed to Epcot for more of the Flower and Garden Festival. We had a chance to take in the Jr. Chef program in living with the land where the kids get a chance to help bake chocolate chip cookies... It was TOO cute and DD did such a great job following directions. She made 2 cookies and after seeing Crush ate both them without even sharing. I can honestly say I don't think I have ever seen her so proud of herself!

Overall it was a VERY busy and full weekend but we all had a great time!

Friday, May 04, 2007

BAD BAD Blogger....

I know I know I haven't written in at least a week AGAIN! I just can't seem to find the time to do EVERYTHING and this week with starting a new assignment at work and trying to get my etsy shop running (look for the link next week!!!) it's been crazy.

I forgot what driving in REAL rush hour traffic was like. Leaving the house by 7 to get to work at 830 is really a pain. But I do it. I do it for the money, I do it for the job, I do it cause I like to work! Though sometimes I think I'm nuts for doing it! It took me 55 minutes to go five miles earlier this week!!!!!

On the home front - my little man is really starting to walk - I am SO excited!!! Though now my life as I know it now is over. Im glad he's starting to get some mobility and having some sort of independance to him!

So, on one of the blogs that i stalk I got this bright idea... that by the time I turn 30 I should lose 30 pounds... that means I have aprox 7 months to do this. Which works out to aprox 4.28 pounds a month. I don't know if I can do it... but what the heck I think I'll try. If anything I'll look better in that dress for the cruise. More salads, less dressing..