Thursday, March 31, 2011

31 Day Challenge -Day 22: A picture of something you wish you were better at.

I am telling you I am such a mess with this topic in life!!!
I dream of everything having a place and everything being put in a place...
To come home to this..would be so dreamy...
But instead I've got this...
(Ignore the dirty mat, it's saw dust from renovating the kitchen)
A pantry be so ORGANIZED..every woman's dream..Is this really how people LIVE?..
because this is MY pantry...

Love my 70's shelf paper???....

Now I gotta know for THIS REALLY what it looks like under YOUR bathroom sink?
Mine might look like this for a day..the SAME day that I organized it but by evening it'd be a wreck!

Infact..this is a typical day in our bathrooms...
My bathroom looks like this..
And under Dan and the boys' bathroom sink it looks like this...
Gasp! You see I TRY to bring organization...see the empty toilet roll paper holder there in the back..yea..
it's not functional if you don't use it right...then the baskets...well..that defeated the purpose..(same as the basket on my sink to what is suppose to hold my "make up"..not "and some"...
and look at that 1900's game boy! Now that's poopin in style folks!

....So as you can see....I wish I was better at organization...Im pretty sure it goes hand in hand with my procrastination :)

31 Day Challenge-Day 21: A picture of something you wish you could forget

March 5, 2008
The day my brother Brad a horriable car accident no less (ah car phobia!)
Not that I want to forget my brother, but the pain I experienced with his loss has been nothing like I've ever experienced before. We all expect that someday we will lose our parents, but I never gave it a thought as to losing a sibling.
I miss him all the time. Especially around Easter time when we are all at "Grammy and Poppy's" dying eggs with the grandkids. I can still see him manuvering around the table trying to video tape and photograph whoever would stand still long enough..His piercing blue eyes and big smile is something I will never forget.

31 day challenge-Day 20: A picture of somewhere you want to travel to.

There are two places I dream of going!
To some people it may not seem that dreamy..but to me
it's on my bucket list without a doubt!

I would love to travel to Maine!
I don't know what it is that has attracted me to the seaside of Maine but I beleive it
started with the movie "Sarah Plain and Tall"......
Another place I would love to go to is
Rockafeller Center to watch the ice skaters.
Another thing Im not sure so much as to "WHY"...
It just has a nostalgic sense to me..every year when I set
my ice skating pond up for my villiage I always think of Rockafeller!
I don't know as "I" would actually skate (perhaps just to say I did!) but I think
it would be lovely to just sit and watch the other skaters for a little bit. (And by little bit..I mean
not very long lol..I hate

As for Mr. Handsome, he has said he would love to go somewhere tropical or extravagant, some place
that you absoultly have to fly to get out of this country..or Hawaii..

Thing One and Thing Two..well they will just settle for taking them to Dave and Busters in Chicago lol..

31 Day Challenge-Day 19: A picture and a letter

These are some of my favorite photos that I have seen from Dan's childhood.
He was (is) so adorable!!
So today is share a photo and a I have chosen to write a letter to my In laws...
Dear Danny and Lou Anne,
Seventeen years ago I met a boy who I thought was such a pain in the butt!
He picked on me, always made jokes that he thought were funny, and at worst...would
fart!! Who raised this boy??!!!
As time went on he became a boy that was funny...his jokes were corny but yet I found myself laughing at them..the farting..well..I never got on board with that!
Soon I saw a young man, one that I admired, respected and was quickly falling swooney over..AND he liked me enough that he was embarrassed to fart around me (yay!)

Before I even knew what was happening I was in love with this young man and I knew that he was without a doubt the man I wanted to marry, the man I wanted share children with, the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

I am proud of this man and I am proud to call him my husband.
His morals are strong, he knows how to treat a lady, he is a great father, a hard worker, and strong family provider, and anyone who is lucky enough to call him a friend is truely blessed.
He did not learn this all on his own, he was taught this by two parents that raised him to be the awesome man that he is today.

I thank you for that!
My one hope is that we are raising our own sons with these same values.

Dan is very lucky that he has you both for parents and has expressed that to me several times.
There is nothing that you two wouldn't do for your kids, grandkids or in-laws.
In a sense we are all truely blessed to have you both as "our parents".
So today I thank you for Dan and all that he is, without your influence, love and support he would not be the most awesome man I know!

I know that I am truely blessed to have Dan as my husband and I try every day to not take him for granted!
Thank you to you both!
I love you!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday.....

Wordless Wednesday..

31 Day Challenge-Day 18 A picture of your biggest insecurity

I can't speak for the rest of my family on what their
insecurities are but for me, if you are reading this and you know me
you will not find this surprising...

My insecurity is DRIVING!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Super Moon...!!

 Did you all see the SUPER MOON?
Im not sure if I seen it while it was in super mode or not.
I didn't notice it was large like people were saying, but
I did notice it was alot brighter then usual tho!
I feel lucky that I was able to witness this in my lifetime.
"They" say it won't happen again for another 20 years!
So if the God Lord allows I may just have the chance to see it again!!
These aren't the best photos, I've seen other people's photos and they are alot
better then mine and I read that the best time to see the moon at it's largest was at sunset, me on the other hand I went out and looked after midnight :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Flash Back Friday..

Friday Photo Flashback

Carter at his 3rd birthday. I loved his chubby butt in that speedo-he'll prolly kill me for that lol..

  Carter's first ride in the tractor with Daddy. Click on this pic to see it bigger sooo cute!
Dan and Caleb 2008

 Caleb 2008 first year playing on minors
 Carter's first year of tball 2008

Product Reveiw-Glade Sparkle of Spring Candle

 As part of being a Bzz Agent, I got the opportunity to
sample the new Glade spring line.
I was sent this candle "Sparkle of Spring".
I first used it as my table setting for St. Patty's Day dinner because
it was GREEN!!
At first I didn't notice much of a scent from it.
After dinner I cleaned up the kitchen and realized, I may not have
much noticed the scent because the aroma of the food I had cooked may have still been in the air.
So I moved the candle into the living room and  IT DID IT'S JOB!!
My living room is by no means a small room and Im telling you the candle filled the room with scent!
It was a very fresh and clean scent. Very pleasant!
I will be buying this line of candles again!
It is long lasting as far as the burn time. I've had it burning for 5 hours now and it's
not even close to half burned!
There is another candle in this line called "Bring on the blossoms". Im anxious to give that one a try!
So stay tuned for an update on what I think of that candle!

2 thumbs up, I would buy this product!
Other items in their spring line include
Premium Room Sprays
Scented Oil Candle refills
Plug Ins Scented oils
and the 4oz jar Candles I mentioned above

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day (2011)

For the "small" holidays, I always like doing simple things for the boys,
but this year with the house being in such a disaray I wasn't sure what I was going to do.
So I quickly threw something together...
I went to the store and bought "gold" candies..

Found 2 similiar containers..put a sheet of green paper into the jar
and stuffed them with the candies...
It made for a nice "goodie surprise" for the boys...
I made a quick pasta dish and added some precooked chicken and cooked it in the electric pan
(the joys of not having a stove ha ha)
Added some green food coloring..
Bought some green punch..
added a green candle to the table and green table cloth and called it
St. Patty's Day!

 The pasta dish came out yum-o!

(ignore the background mess, with everything going on these types of messes are everywhere in our home!)
To end the dinner we made our own
"shamrock shakes"
Carter mentioned that we didn't have whip cream to top it off..
well as luck would have it...I had heavy cream in the fridge!
Yay for recipes that don't use the whole carton :)

So our St. Patty's day was a little fun and a little special..I hope yours was
full of lots of green and maybe even some gold if you were lucky :)

31 Day Challenge...Day 17: A picture of someone who has made a huge impact on your life

I'd have to say that my kids are who have made the biggest impact in my life.

Before kids my life was nothing but day in and day out partying...It took a little while for us to adjust and grow up but eventually kids have a way of changing you..I like to think for the better :)
Some days are hard, with them fighting and bickering all the time, and some days are nothing but joy.
The trials you go thru as a parent are sometimes for the good and sometimes for the makes my day when they share their day and their life stories with me. When they come to me and tell me things that they are going thru in life and share with me things that I never shared with my parents it makes me feel like I am doing my job.
I love my boys so much and would never trade them for the world!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

31 Day Challenge...A picture of someone who inspires you

I am just going to speak for myself on this one..
Shawna Bates ‎31 day challenge-Day 16: A picture of someone who inspires you.

The person who I am inspired by today is Angell Lundy. She has worked so hard in bettering herself and standing her ground in following her faith. Her walk with Christ is very ...inspiring and I am so proud of her. She is doing her best in her journey of life and works hard and is a genuine friend. I ♥ you Angell McLundy!See More

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

31 Day Challenge...Day 15: A picture of something you want to do before you die.

I am going out on a quick limb here and deciding for everyone lol...I might not be right down to the exact but I know Im darn close to things they would choose lol..
For me, I dream of going to Maine to see the sea! I've been told
so many times that the sea is the most beautifuliest sp? in Maine..

Dan would love to go to the Daytona 500

And Caleb and Carter have been begging to go to "Dave and Busters" lol..all atainable to get a plan in action :)