Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Easter Giveaway

Visit my other blog: Domestic Divas Fancy to enter in my easter giveaway!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Back in Middlebury

I am in Middlebury this weekend. My parents are going out of town so I am going to babysit my little brother and sister. I am trying to think of something fun to do with the both of them because Mitchell is almost 2 and Haley is 9? Hmmm I will get back to you on that one. Breakfast sounds good for now.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My dog in Hollywood!

This is my dog Henry when he was a pup! Adam photoshopped this photo! I thought that it was cute enough to share with you all.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm only happy when it rains!

For some reason I love it when it is rainy outside. I love a good thunderstorm. We used to get massive storms in Virginia. In Indiana today it is just gloomy and rainy. The boys just love playing in the rain and getting muddy and tracking their dirty mud paw prints on the floor. I wish they would learn how to wipe their feet on the entry rug.

I need to get some laundry and house cleaning done. I have a mile long list of things to do.

Adam the hubby got his application and VA GI Bill paperwork done today to start school at Liberty University. We are getting excited!

Well I am off to get caught up on that list! Woo Hoo, what fun...where is Mary Poppins when you need her! ;)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Amanda (Panda) 21st Birthday!

The Four Winds Casino & Resort
So officially at 12 midnight on Sunday February 8th my little sister Amanda turned 21! Wow how I feel old. Even though I am only 23 (2 years and 8 months older than her) I just cannot believe that she is 21! She too is newly engaged to a wonderful guy Nick. They have been together for something like 6 years. They just got engaged right before christmas. I am excited for her. They are going to wait until they graduate (both as teachers) from Indiana University to get married.
Anyways*** on to the pictures.
This is my sister and I at around 5 AM, super tired. That is why I look like crap. The casino is open 24 hours. Weird I know. It is like a Walmart.

The architecture in the building was amazing. Lots of wood detail. I wonder how they can afford such nice things!?! LOL!

This is a close up of the ceiling. It reminded me of an Indian hut.

The Sunday evening we went to my sisters favorite place for dinner, Hacienda. I took her in the bar and ordered her her first shot. She is not a drinker at all and she hates the liquer taste in any drink. She is the girly type that likes fruity stuff like Mai Tai's and Sex on the Beach. I had her take a shot of Peach Shnaaps. She actually liked it.
So here is the before the shot photo.
Then the After. You see me already done with it...I wish you could have seen her face after she got it down. She didnt think it was that bad. She would have gagged if it were Whiskey or a Jagerbomb!
Here is Mitchell my baby brother and I. He is too cute to deny a sip of your pop to.

And the birthday girl with her 21 cake.

Here is my two sisters Haley and Amanda. I love this picture!
My, oh my how the time flies! They are growing up so fast.
Before I know it I am going to have neices and nephews and brother in laws!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Thank You!!!

First and foremost I want to thank Tierra at Building an Empire for my Family for the two awards that she has given to me.

The first is this purdy one, This blog states:
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

And the second states:

Lovely Lemonade Award!

As always here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude.3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.Here's my choices:





Saturday, February 7, 2009

Panda's 21st Birthday

You are probably wondering who Panda is??? If you read on in my blog you will see, but it is my younger sister Amanda. Since we were little I have called her Manda Panda. I have already posted this picture but I will again, for the fun of it...Plus I made it fun with my new love Photoshop Elements!!! Anyways we are taking her out to a Casino tonight! Not too fond of Casinos but It is where she wants to go. I will post pictures and details soon!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I started!!! YAY!

I started my period today! You may be thinking are you crazy lady!?!?!

Yes I probably am. I have a condition called PCOS! I only have periods about once every 3 to 6 months.

PCOS is:
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) – A genetically-linked hormonal imbalance that prevents ovulation. PCOS also may cause overproduction of estrogen, abnormal thickening of the uterine lining, very heavy and/or irregular periods, as well as acne and facial hair. The latter are caused by an overproduction of male hormones, including testosterone.

I feel great after I have a period. I am less bloated and just feel mentally great. Now before and during my cycle it is awful. But I know it is worth it in the end.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dont EVER shop at Lens.com!

Lens.com! Whatever you do dont ever buy your contacts here. Not only did I get a bad batch of contacts from this place but when I tried to get the box replaced they sent me round and round in circles.

They never even verified the prescription with my Optician. When I called them letting them know that I was having problems with these lenses ripping in half, not fitting my eyes, and becoming foggy within 10 minutes of wearing them they told me that they needed to verify the prescription first, and that they would email me with a confirmation that they could replace them. I have been wearing this brand for 2 years and have never had problems like this.

So I waited and waited...called them a few times and they said we will be sending you an email...blah blah blah.

Finally I decided that I was pissed off enough to call because I cant fricken see anything.

The lady tells me after putting me on hold for 10 minutes..."we can not send out a replacement box out if we dont have all of the lenses returned to us". Which is not what they had told me A MONTH AGO! Grrr!

I told her "thanks for wasting my time and sight, just forget about me being a return customer or ever recommending you to anyone!"

VENTING!!! Ahhh I feel better!

Anyways, Dont shop there! You truly get what you pay for!

Thanks for reading, sorry to post something so negative but sometimes this blog is my free therapist!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Random Photos!

Geez! It has been a while since I have posted! I have been a little under the weather.
Good news is that I finally got my prescription which I SWEAR helps my PCOS! I hate taking meds to feel better, but when you have PCOS anything is worth a try. My hormones have been so out of wack since I have had PCOS, I just want to feel better. But again back on the same road I have always been on with it...waiting because we dont have insurance anymore since Adam (hubby) has been laid off. We have both been looking for jobs but like the housing market, the job market sucks too! I miss my job at Invisible Fence. I miss my house in Virginia too.
ANYWAYS, enough complaining***
I have been learning how to do things in PhotoShop Elements 7.0! Thanks Amanda (My sister, the Panda) for letting me download it!Speaking of Panda...Look at this Sweatshirt my Mom, Haley, & I found at Goodwill. HA, you should have seen the look on her face. I wonder why I have not seen her wear it. I guess if she is ever invited to a Ugly Sweater party then she is all set. I would like to see that one!
Mitchell playing in the first snowfall of 2009!

Okay so these are my neices...One Sunday a month we celebrate birthdays at my MIL's house (our temporary living quarters) and Lily(Left) & Kaily(Right) got into Anns(MIL) makeup and put lipstick on. They were being silly...but they had a blast.

Okay...so on Bday Sunday I let the girls play in my craft area...They pretty much painted every table surface possible with paint. Good thing it was washable. But it was all worth it! Look at this BEAUTIFUL poster they made me. They each made pages and put them all together. The look on their faces was too cute when they were Soooooo excited to give it to me. I hung it up in my craft area. I love it. I save everything too, another one of my traits from Mommy Dearest ;)
So today is Sunday 7:50 am, I need to go get ready for Church!