Football is HERE!!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008 | 8 comments

Carter and Ava with Ava showin' her support wearing her Creekview Grizzlies t-shirt!!

Guess who got to go out for the coin flip before the game? UH HUH....The CARTSTER!!
Now seriously, HOW stinkin' CUTE is that??? Walking out to agree to the rules and flip the coin!! And look how he has his pants cut at the bottom because he CLAIMS they were too tight!! ha!ha!

Carter is the first blue shirt from the left.
Okay, so this is McKenna. This is Carter's LONGTIME girlfriend. He has had "special eyes" for her since they were three!! Every year we ask him again who his "girlfriend" is, and he faithfully replies McKenna. (oh sure there have been a few FLINGS from time to time....but he ALWAYS returns to this little lady......) Her mom and I take pictures of them whenever we get the chance...for the future JUST IN CASE:-0)
Anyways, we played the team she cheers for today, and after the game Melissa and I could NOT resist the photo opp! Unfortunately Carter had already taken his jersey and helmet off, and was NOT putting them back on. (I don't blame was blistering hot today, and he played pretty much the whole game in all that "gear".......I wouldn't want it on any longer either!)
Today was the official first game of the season. I would love to say that we won, but we didn't. Not by a long shot. BUT, the game was still a blast and Carter ROCKED it out!! I behaved again, and am proud of my two experiences with games so far this year, and not getting myself escorted out of or off of something!! ha!ha! ...........Oh, chill! I'm J.K!!!!.....sorta....

Well, I need to go get the chainsaw out and clip hubs toenails.....he's laying on the couch right now with his feet in the air, and I just about gagged when I looked over and saw his feet. (Good thing we have a king size bed, because if those suckers would have accidentally rubbed against me in the middle of the night, I would have pushed the panic button on our alarm system AND called the national guard in due to "alien like" objects in my bed.......) What is WRONG with this man??
Oh well, Have a great LOOOOOONG weekend! I'm off to find my protective goggles...

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Thursday, August 28, 2008 | 9 comments

Somebody help me!!! I am not even going to ADMIT how long I was on FB this morning....this a few minutes...........SERIOUS issues here. I can officially call myself a full blown stalker now. Does anyone know where I can get a "stalker mask" to wear? I've always wanted one of those, and now that it's OFFICIAL (there have been rumors, SUGGESTIONS, restraints, and complaints in the past..........BUT, there has never been an actual admittance from me before.........I plead the 5th to the past, but the evidence right now in the present is WAY to convincing to even try my denial tactics......), I really need a BLACK stalkers mask!! You know...the really scary kind too!

WAIT!! Hubs is calling me......."What honey?"
hubs: "Are you still looking up ex boyfriends on that facebook?"
hmmmm to lie or not to lie..... me: "of course not SILLY!!"
hubs: "excuse me, how LONG have we been married? Do I look stupid? (well,sometimes yes, but I guess that's irrelevant right now...focus .....focus...) How many did you find?"
me: "four."

i might be in trouble here............

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Randomness on CRACK!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 | 14 comments

I'm in a huge blogging funk right A.D.D. has finally kicked in on the whole blogging thing, and I have NOTHING interesting to report or comment on. I know you are so totally disappointed! Ha!
So, you know what that means.......time to practice my typing and get my randomness on!

Last night was a kick off for a new Bible study called Church 4 Chicks led by Shelley Hendrix, and intended to reach Atlanta women. It went great, and I am sure that many women are going to be touched by this.
HOWEVER, I may be officially UNinvited for good thanks to the hooligans that I went with. They CONTINUED to get me in trouble...(i was INNOCENTLY caught in the middle of all the shenanigans going on around me......I mean, I was only trying to SAVE HOLLIE'S LIFE by whacking her foot in the middle of prayer due to a GIGANTIC spider crawling up her was probably going to bite her and kill her had I not plummeted it first!! I did the ONLY sensible thing!!!!!!.........ummm, like a chain reaction, all 8 of us lifted our legs off the floor, and TRIED to STIFLE our laughing......causing a bit of a disruption....hence the reason we MIGHT not be so welcome back. GEEZ! That's the LAST time I try to save a life!!)
We then hung our heads, walked quietly (or not so....) out, and headed to Starbucks where we planned our 90210 comeback party for next Tuesday!!! YAY! Oh, c'mon, you KNOW you LOVE 90210!! Can't wait!!!!

Ava absolutely ADORES her new school and Teachers. She literally can't wait to get up in the morning and go to school. I am so happy that she is sooo happy. When we get in the car in the mornings, she says to me, "Mommy, I love my new school so much....I want to stay there forever and ever". Now how can you not LOVE that child mentality? It's so precious.

Facebook. Oh boy. Here we go.
So I have been on FB for a few months now, but really never do anything with it. I never even look at my page.Well, all of my friends talk about how "addicted" they are and how they get on FB, and then before they know it, two or three hours have passed. I am like WHAT??? SO, TODAY I officially "try it out"....with a little help from one of my favorite people in the whole wide world STACIE (high school friend in Iowa). WOW!!! My whole day just BLEW up because of it. Surprise surprise....everyone was right!! IT DOES CONSUME YOU!!! Of course I was feeding my stalker addiction quite heavily today.....probably not the BEST of things to do.....but OHHHHHHH SO FUN! Man, you can find out some interesting stuff.
I am going to have to limit my time on there though, or I might as well just pack it up and flush myself down the toilet, because it makes you THAT useless.

Carter and Craig just got home from football both sporting huge grins. I asked what that was all about, and I guess during the scrimmage tonight, Carter played quarterback and scored a touchdown. He's getting pumped up for Saturday's first official game!! Heck, I'M pumped up!!

I mentioned my friend Stacie a few sentences back. Well, I called her today intending on just asking a couple of questions, and ended up talking for almost two hours without even realizing it. MAN, I miss that girl! We had great conversation though that included plenty of laughter and of course taking a few trips down memory lane. ( now THOSE are always fun conversations....oh, the things we remember!!) I can't wait to see her and her whole family in December!!

The missionaries that we went and served with in the Dominican Republic last April are coming to stay with us next week. I must admit I am a bit nervous. I've never had missionaries stay with me before. I love these peeps, but it still makes me nervous. I'll probably in some way or another wind up offending them in a major way. ACTUALLY, I KNOW Craig will end up offending them...I mean, that's a GIVEN. That should take a little pressure off of me at least...ha!ha!ha!

Only a couple more weeks till our MUCH ANTICIPATED beach vacation in Seacrest. I am sooooo ready for some chill time in the sand. I am just hoping that there won't be any hurricanes that week. That would not be good. At all.

Because I have participated in so many giveaways in bloggy world, and even won one, I am going to host my own giveaway in October. It's going to be a GOOD ONE......worth almost $100. It will make a GREAT Christmas gift. MORE on that in the future!! So stay tuned!

Okay, I haven't posted my weekly weight loss like I promised, so here goes. I have only lost one more pound, but, at least it's going DOWN and not up. I fell off the wagon a TINY bit over Ava's birthday party and preparations.....I mean seriously, did you SEE the cupcakes and cookies???? Enuf said on THAT.
I am back to eating tons of brown rice, veggies, fruit, and beans with small amounts of lean meat daily.
The gym?? WELL, I AM going.....I just haven't made a "5 day" week yet, which is my goal. But again, I AM going.
So there you have it. (oh, NICE, as I finish writing this, I smell Craig making PIZZA ROLLS.....WHAT??? He SNEAKS this stuff in the house......he seriously has issues.)
Carrot stick anyone?

I have America's Got Talent on right now, and by the sounds of it, no they don't.

Speaking of TV....did I mention that 90210 is returning to prime time?? Oh, yeah, I did. Well, I'm telling you again in case you might have forgotten already.
How about this? Did you know that there is only 4 more months until AMERICAN IDOL returns? UH HUH!!!

I'm going to smack Craig's dumb little shaved head. He's sitting behind me probably eating an entire bag of pizza rolls. Totally disgusting, but the smell is heavenly. I digress. NO!, Actually I am going back to my SMACKING plan.......I wonder if I can make him choke?

Okay, that's all I got people!! I HAVE to get out of this room! Later!

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The Cowgirl Par-TAY!

Monday, August 25, 2008 | 21 comments

The Invitation

The Birthday Girl

Eagerly awaiting the horses coming out....
My friend Lisa brought TWO horses over for the the children to ride!! All the kids LOVED it of course.

Other Fun
My mom did face painting at the party, and the children LOVED it!! Here is my niece Hope getting her hand painted......which actually makes more sense to me. I mean, why the face? The kids don't even get to see what it looks like! HA!

Of course what's a cowgirl party without a horse pinata?? Now that's some mad MAYHEM down below!!

The Dessert!
My sister and I spent a total of eighteen hours making the cupcakes and cookies......but totally worth the look on Ava's face!

I found this darling topper on Etsy! You can go here to see more.

Singing Happy Birthday
The Gifts

Ava has been BEGGING for this car ever since Christmas.....when all her presents were opened at Christmas, and this was not one of them, she said, "Mommy, Santa forgot my pink car!"........needless to say, we just couldn't disappoint her again!! ha!ha!
Now HERE'S a duo for you!!......THE COUSINS......A.K.A.....TROUBLE!

She recieved almost ALL horse related gifts........which she LOVED!!
A few other PRECIOUS 'PRESHIES' that came to the party!

Even though the guest list was a BIT out of control, the party was so much fun and Ava had a total blast! I tend to go a LITTLE overboard when I plan parties, but I LOVE them soooo much!! I love everything about them. From the planning, to the details, to the actual day.....I LOVE IT!! And it's especially worth it when it's for your children.......
Happy Fourth Birthday Ava!!!!!!!

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