Thursday, December 31, 2009

Small Talk Six

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So I have joined in on a new Meme and seems to be really fun! I hope you will join in with me. Go here to get the list of Meme's and to link up!

This week's topic is 6 ways you have decided to change your life in 2010. Here are my six:
  1. Along with everyone else I have decided to lose weight...not just for my appearance but for my health. I am short and overweight so diabetes is just calling my name...not to mention it runs in the family. I however do not want it!
  2. I want to spiritually grow in the Lord. I have always gone to church and had an on/off relationship with God, but I want that constant bond with Him.
  3. Patience is a virtue...that I dont have. I have a tendency to fly off the handle over the littlest things. I want a more healthier outlook on life and the way I handle things.
  4. Not only do I want to lose weight, I want to exercise on a regular basis. For a while now I have wanted to start running...maybe this is the year!
  5. I want to grow my Mary Kay business. I would love to be financially stable by the end of 2010 from my business.
  6. For my personal use...I want to become more tech savvy. I would love to understand blog designs and how to do it as well as domains and that sort of thing. I am doing good to connect to the I need to know what is out there lol!
You can write your own Small Talk Six post and link up to it at MomDot or leave me a comment. Have fun and have a great Saturday!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Looks like she had a great Christmas!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Morning

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Christmas morning was really good. Santa was very good to Kaylyn. She got up around 8:30am and came directly to our room to get us up. We wondered in sleepy eyed to watch her open all of her presents. Santa gave her some My Little Ponies, Disney Princess stuff, case for her DSI, some DVD's and in her stocking were some Silly Bands...she was so excited about them!

After all our presents were opened we got ready and went over to the inlaws. Of course she got everything there too. She is one spoiled child! This was right before we left. She had on this cute Christmas had a candy cane & gingerbread man on it! Too cute! Notice all the Silly Bands on her wrist!


Post It Note Tuesday

I have really enjoyed reading Post It Note Tuesday's on Sara's blog. Then I started following Supah's blog who host's this every Tuesday. It seems like real fun so I wanted to join in this week. To see more Post It Notes go to Supah's to see her's and many more!


Christmas Eve at my parents

We had Christmas with my parents on Christmas Eve. My brother has a long distance girl friend and he was going to spend Christmas morning with her family. Kaylyn got a bunch of good presents from my parents and my brother. Justin (my brother) got her a Nintendo DSI that has a camera, plays music, and connects wirelessly to the Internet. It's pretty neat. From my parents she got some My Little Pony stuff, a Baby Alive, a Little Mermaid doll, some Wii games and game for the DSI. I do believe she got everything she asked for! Here are some pics from that night.
Justin and Kaylyn before opening presents
Kaylyn opening one of her many presents!
Getting ready to open her DSI
Not the best side of my mom lol!
Nina opening Kaylyn's Baby Alive
After we left my parents house we got home just in time to see Santa on the firetruck. I was really impressed with the Fire Dept this year. Not only did one dress up as Santa and ride around on the firetruck but he actually got down from the truck and interacted with the kids. Here is a pic of him and Kaylyn. Please note it was very windy that night...


Monday, December 28, 2009

I got a Dot Com!

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I have been telling you for weeks now that I will be changing my url and I did. Well I went to and played around there for a while trying to figure out what I wanted and I finally came up with it. My new URL is I didnt want to completely get away from my weightloss blog or my family in general so I decided to just have it in one spot...all in one. Over the next couple of weeks I am hoping to work with my girl Tinika and do a complete makeover to go along with my new URL. She has done this blog as well as my MK blog and has always done a great job so I am going to stick with her. She is awesome!

Once I Tinika get the makeover done I am hoping to do a few contests as well as some other fun things. If you have some idea's let me well as ideas for the new makeover!

Not Me Monday

Yes, my friends! It's that time again! It's Not Me Monday! So here is what I have NOT been doing the last week! After you read my Not Me's dont forget to head over to MckMama's Blog and see what her and everyone else have NOT been doing lately!
  • Like everyone else, I did NOT eat too much over the weekend! I am NOT counting down the days (4 days) until I do NOT start my New Year's diet!
  • We did NOT have the best Christmas! It was NOT busy at all.
  • I did NOT cry like a baby when I hit my knee on Kaylyn's bed. I am NOT a baby and have better things to cry about!
  • Kaylyn and I were NOT making Gingerbread cookies the other night and the dough wasnt very doughy so I did NOT throw that batch away and make more!
  • Oakley the Magic Elf did NOT return to the North Pole with Santa on Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Jesus

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When I was a teenager we use to have a Christmas Eve Service at my church. It was always a great service. I use to love going because it was so special. Of course we read the REAL Christmas story and then at the end our pastor would light one candle at the front of the Sanctuary and from that candle would light another and then another. It was amazing to see the darkness of one candle but when shared with the other's the light was so bright. As the last candle was lit we would all sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. It was an awesome!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

O Christmas Tree

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I love Christmas time. I love the season and the Christmas Spirit. My favorite thing is the Christmas tree. There is something about a Christmas tree that I am drawn to. I love to decorate them and I love the smell of real trees. I know alot of people like the fake ones because they are easier to handle but I have to have a real one. I love the lights, the decorations and of course all the presents underneath. When I am at home my lights on my tree are always on. I have to have it on. Kevin makes fun of me because I always have the tree lights on. Even when I was a kid I had our lights on our tree on. Then on Christmas Eve we would leave our lights on all night. However, since I got married Kevin under no circumstance will leave the lights on all night.

Do you have any Christmas traditions? Is there anything special you like about Christmas?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Not Me Monday

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Yes, my friends! It's that time again! It's Not Me Monday! So here is what I have NOT been doing the last week! After you my Not Me's dont forget to head over to MckMama's Blog and see what her and everyone else has NOT done lately!
  • Once again I Oakley the Elf did NOT decorate the tree with something new...panties. See this post about Oakley and this post to see the panties lol!
  • I did NOT have 2 family Christmas get together's this weekend and I did NOT over eat at all! I did NOT even go back for seconds.
  • I did NOT go to my Sunday School Christmas party on Friday night and get home at 12:30am! Not a church function!
  • I do NOT have the best MIL and I did NOT go shopping with her just for the fun of it yesterday. I do NOT talk my MIL at least once or twice a day! My husband does NOT get a little irritated that his mom tells me things before she tells him!
  • Our redneck neighbors did NOT move last week! We are NOT excited to hopefully have some normal people moving in!
  • Kaylyn was NOT gone most of the weekend at my inlaws and my mother's house and I did NOT plan on going to bed early both nights and I did NOT stay up to close to 2 am in the morning!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Sister In Law

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For those who follow me on twitter already know about my SIL but I wanted to blog about it too. Please be in prayer for my SIL. Her and her 15 year old son were on their way to church this morning when one of their tires blew out and she over corrected her vehicle. This caused her to flip 5-6 times and land on her (driver's) side on the guardrail. Her injuries were extensive so they air-lifted her to the hospital and took her son with them. However, her son walked away miraculously with some cuts and scrapes and that is it. My SIL was not that lucky. Both of her legs are broken in multiple places, one of her wrist are broken, and she was bleeding internally. The doctors couldnt figure where she was bleeding at so they had to do an emergency exploratory surgery. They ended up removing her spleen and fixing some lacerations on her small & large intestines. They put a filter in her heart in hopes of it would stop a blood clot if it went to her heart. They are keeping her sedated and she in on a ventilator. She is in critical condition.

This is the one thing I hate about living so far away from family...even if it is Kevin's family. This is Kevin's brother's wife. I just feel so helpless. We are 13 hours away so it would take us a while to get there anyway. For now we have decided not to go but if things get worse we might be making a trip down to Miami. I really hate this especially since its so close to Christmas. If she makes it there is no doubt she has a long road ahead. I hate her family is going through this however, I am glad her daugther wasnt in the vehicle. Her daughter is 6 and they do not use a booster seat with her. There is no doubt in my mind that if she had been in the car she would have been ejected from the vehicle.

Please keep my SIL in your prayers. She will be having another surgery in the morning that will reset both of her legs. The surgery will take about 4 hrs. Thanks for all of your prayers! I will keep you updated.

What I do during the day...

I know that since I have been laid off you wonder what does she do during the day. Well of course the all day occasional cleaning, running errands,watching Days of our Lives & Ellen, volunteering at Kaylyn's school, and other wifely duties. However, for the past 3 weeks I have been babysitting this bundle of joy...

Since I have no family that reads my blog I dont want to post her real name just in we will call her Baby A. Baby A is my cousins little girl. She is exactly 5 months old today. My cousins works full time and about 2 months or so ago her hubby lost his job so they took Baby A out of daycare. The hubby was watching her during the day so they didnt have to pay those overpriced daycare payments. Well a few weeks ago her hubby got called in for an interview and she called me in a panic saying she didnt have anyone to keep Baby A. I told her not to worry I would be happy to. A few days later her hubby got the job and I told her if she was interested I would love to keep Baby A during the day until I find a job. Of course I would never charge her what the daycare is so it would help me out a little in the money area and save her some money at the same time. So like I said for the past 3 weeks I spend all day with this bundle of joy.


Are those Panties?

Yes, Oakley struck again. Kaylyn woke up yesterday morning and found a trail of her panties down the hall.
Apparently he placed them all down the hall and in the living room . He even left a pair on one of my lamps and 3 pairs on our tv.

Of course he had to decorate the tree with them and then he sat up there on the tree until Kaylyn found him.

Oakley has been quite active this week! However, he is taking the weekend off since Kaylyn has been away from home all weekend.

I hope you all had a great weekend!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

What are Silly Bands?

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Have you heard of Silly Bands? I havent until recently. Apparently it's the newest crave at Kaylyn's school! It seems the teachers are giving them out for good behavior, grades, and good doings! They are stretchy bracelets that are shaped like animals and there are some that are in Christmas shapes like a tree & stocking. You know they remind me of the jelly bracelets we use wear when I was a little girl! Do you remember those? Anyways, I think I am going to get some for Kaylyn to go in her stocking for Christmas.


Monday, December 14, 2009

TP on the Christmas Tree

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As I mentioned in my Not Me Monday post this morning I had to stay up late to put TP on my Christmas Tree. Why you ask? Well Santa sent his Magic Elf to watch over Kaylyn this year and to report back to him and let him know how Kaylyn has been acting. Our Elf is very mischievous and into trouble. Well it seems that Oakley (our Magic Elf) wanted to roll our Christmas Tree with toilet paper. I agreed to help him (wink, wink) so there wouldn't be that much of a mess. So we threw a few strands of toilet paper on the tree and then I made a little seat for Oakley and propped him up there for Kaylyn to find him.

So I grabbed this picture and then took all the TP down this afternoon. Sorry Oakley wasnt up there because Kaylyn snuck him to school.

Sorry about the Miami flag in the back ground...Kevin will NOT take it down.
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