Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Somehow I missed it....

I scan blogs all day - when I'm on hold on the phone, when I am waiting on something to print, when someone is talking to me and it's boring....lol. I even read Shelby's fall questions - but somehow I skipped right over the part where she tagged me. Sorry Shelby...you'll learn that I'm always late. :)

Fall Questions...

1. Do you like Starbucks? I don't drink coffee, give me a Mountain Dew and I am good to go! HOWEVER, when it gets close to Christmas, I usually WILL go to Starbucks for a peppermint hot chocolate! Mmmmmmmmm......

2. How do you decorate and prepare for Fall? I normally go all out - until this year! :( We sold out house about three months ago and are STILL waiting to close on it! So....I don't want to put anything up until we get to the new house - which looks like I am going to go straight into Christmas decorating! And I LOVE my Fall decorations....I'm totally bummed.

3. Will you participate in your college's homecoming activities? Does Calhoun have a homecoming!?!?

4. What is your favorite Fall clothing item or accessory? Boots. But they have to be the PERFECT boots and I have not found them yet. I will probably wear them with everything. I hate finding shoes. Can't find any that please me. UGH!

5. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? I have absolutely no clue. I never remember what I dressed as. I know I went. I'm old people. Give me a break!

6. Do you like Halloween/Horror movies? No, No, and NO! I remember going on a date with Lee in high school and he wanted to go see a Steven King movie. I don't remember which one. I sat during THE.WHOLE.THING. with my eyes covered. Lee wasn't happy - he said he wasted his money. Duh?

7. What is your favorite Fall activity? I always like to have a BIG pumpkin carving party with my kids and nieces and nephews. I love to camp - which we are doing next week!! YAY!! PERFECT weather. My #1 favorite thing is to go to Gatlinburg though! I need to try to work that in soon!

8. What is your favorite Fall recipe? Definitely 100%....pumpkin dip with ginger snaps!!

Quick questions...

1. What movie coming out soon are you looking forward to seeing? I have no clue!
2. What will you miss most about Summer? My flip flops...I can actually walk in them.
3. When do you start your holiday shopping? When i come up with some money!
4. Favorite exercise/activity? Shopping....but see #3 above.... :)
5. Best book you've read lately? Anything Debbie Macomber.
6. Do you make your bed every day? wow - Cassie and I are alike! Yes, I make it (or at least "straighten" it - but somedays it's not until I start to bed! Just don't like getting into an unmade bed!
7. If you could choose a personal chef or a personal shopper, which would you choose? definitely the chef!
8. Which TV show are you most excited for this Fall? Alabama Football! lol. Seriously - I don't even know what other shows are coming on. I very very rarely watch regular TV.

And I'm tagging Drea, Melissa (who hasn't filled hers out still), and Dustin, and Melia!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I am thankful.....

Following Drea, Cassie and Melia and their posts...

I am thankful....because I go home to a wonderful husband who loves me very much and never fails to tell me that he does.

I am thankful....because I go home to a beautiful daughter who loves me very much and always tells me that she does.

I am thankful....because I go home to an awesome son who loves me very much and always tells me that he does.

I am thankful....because my house is now a home, with a family, who has been blessed beyond words this year.

I am thankful....that my home is prayed in numerous times a day.

I am thankful....for our church and for the opportunity to go there four times a week.

I am thankful....for my parents, there are no words to describe why.

I am thankful....for my three brothers, my sister, my 3 sister-in-laws and my 1 brother-in-law, they ALL always give unlimited "love biscuits." :)

I am thankful....that God healed my son's eye, even though the nurse called from school today to tell me he was having problems with it. Get.behind.me.Satan!

I am thankful....for the oodles and bookoodles of friends I have. They are amazing people.

I am thankful....that God saw fit to save our souls, provide us with the perfect jobs that we asked him for and for keeping us safe, healthy and together. He is an awesome God.

...how many people are now singing...."My God is an Awesome God"!?? :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

And a few from Maggie's session...

A few more of Ashlea...

Geek Day!

Okay - Geek Day is made for our kids, or at least Kade and Konnor. Check out these pics. And of course one of the Diva - who told me that Divas do not do Geek. You go girl! :)

ETA: The more I look at the picture of Kensley the more I think it should go in the Enquirer. Kensley informed me that she WAS NOT dressing as a geek - that she was going as a ROCKSTAR today. When you look at the picture, it does look like she is a famous rockstar and Melissa is her bodyguard. lol.

ETAA: It's Homecoming week at school - that would be why our kids are dressing up everyday. Yesterday was camouflage day, didn't even think about taking a picture but I can recreate that in a heartbeat and no one will even know. :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

She waited FOREVER....

but I finally got them done! Tallie cheered for Wallace State for two years and at the end wanted some pictures of her in her cheerleading uniform. I am pretty much ashamed to say - but I took them MONTHS ago. She has either been really really patient or she forgot about them completely, she hasn't ask about them one time. Poor thing. I think they are great - she found the PERFECT location for cheerleading pics!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Coming soon to computers near you....

Slight problem this week - my laptop - which is where I do ALL of my photo editing, etc.....died. Had to wipe it completely clean. It just hit me that all of my actions for my pictures (photography stuff), are gone. I can get them again - but it's going to take me a lot of time. ugh. I shot two sets of senior pictures last week - really.bad.timing. I hope to have every thing back up and running VERY soon. Until then, here is a glimpse of what I will be working on.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010


they are strange little individuals aren't they? Okay - maybe it's just mine. But that kid has an imagination that never gives up! He always has - I remember when he was just tiny, he started talking when he was WAY TOO YOUNG...and he has talked and talked and talked and talked some more ever since! I remember he used to make up these long, outlandish, unreal stories. I would just worry and worry about it. He could make people believe him - and he was probably 2! My mother used to tell me that meant he was going to be smart, because he has a very over-the-top imagination. Well, I suppose that's true. He does do very very well in reading, language, literature, etc. (enough to get moved in the AP classes at school...YAY Kade!) But sometimes, even today, I just sit and watch him and think, "Where in the world does he get this stuff?! And what was it earlier in life that he DIDN'T get that would improve his math? lol. Don't get me wrong - he does well in math, right now. We just tend to struggle a little more than in the other subjects.

Anyway, I tend to blog around pictures that I take. And I definitely want to keep the one above. He went to a movie with his cousins - bless Kyle and Jennifer for taking them, poor souls. It was a 3-D movie - Kade became attached to his 3-D glasses, which he then took the lenses out of. And he wore them for several days after that. THEN he decided they needed blue masking tape in the middle - so he could be a nerd for a day. THEN he decided the glasses needed blue masking tape ALL OVER them. Don't ask - I have no answers.....

Friday, September 03, 2010

On a Roll!

There were just too many great bargains to pass up this week. I spent 3 times what I did before but I am stocked up on MANY things now! Here's the pics (yes I am actually a photographer, no, the pictures don't show it - but it's just way simpler to take pictures with my phone, I can send them directly to my computer that way!) My husband walked in yesterday while I had coupons spread EVERYWHERE trying to get the new ones organized. I think he is now looking for a treatment center. He says I seriously have an addiction. lol. I guess it didn't help when I got home and started staging all of the groceries just so I could take a picture...... :) (But he LOVED the amount I spent!)

In summary - I bought $309.06 worth of groceries and I paid $142.55. I saved $166.51!

I always want to know EXACTLY what other people bought - it's easier for me to plan my own grocery list that way. I can look at other people's list and it will hit me, "OHHHHH - I have a coupon for that!!" So here's mine. It's long. The actual receipt - about 4 FEET long! No joking!!

3 lb ground beef
1 Sara Lee hot dog bun
1 Sara Lee hamburger bun
2 Lays chips
1 Publix milk
3 Mueller Fettuccines
9 Mueller Spaghettis
1 Mueller Penne Rigatoni
5 Mueller Elbow Macaronis
8 Duncan Hines Cake Mixs
6 Duncan Hines Frostings
4 Ball Park hot dogs
1 Clorox toilet bowl cleaner
1 A-1 sauce
1 Newmans spaghetti sauce
2 Kraft BBQ Sauces
1 Wisk Detergent
1 Caramel apple dip
3 Air Wick Freshmatic kits
2 Hellmanns Mayonnaise
4 Pantene shampoos
2 Kraft Ranch dressings
1 Ivory body wash
2 Old Spice body washes
1 Pert Plus shampoo
1 Dixie Crystal sugar
3 Glade relaxation candles
2 Vlasic pickles
1 Air Wick candle
1 Glade fall spice candle
1 Glade fall spice spray
1 Frenchs mustard
2 Dole pineapple slices
1 bag of apples
1 tomato
2 Kraft velveeta cheese
1 Tampax tampon
1 Always ultra thin
1 box of Cheezits
1 bunch of bananas
1 Heinz ketchup
1 Publix hamburger bun (bought by accident!)
1 Kraft singles cheese
2 Aunt Jemima pancake mixes
2 Honey Nut Cheerios
1 Capri Sun
4 Green Giant Steamers
1 Publix White Bread
4 12-pks of Mountain Dews
1 12-pk of Cottonelle Toilet Tissue

AND....Melia and I decided to shop together, so we even had a ton of fun while we were there. The people back home waiting for us to come back to bring the groceries to fix supper - not so much. But man - that Pizza Hut pizza they ended up ordering was GOOD!! :)