Saturday, February 26, 2011

{Sit-Around Saturday}

So, our prompt for Saturdays are the everyday things around the house or in your life.

Today, it has been a lazy Saturday.  I slept late, thank you Heath! And, after Heath took H to baseball tryouts, I did a Speed Scrap at is my page:
I'm working on a book for M and my cousin's daughter from our trip to American Girl Place in Dallas last summer. Fun times!?!? Then after surfing a bit on the net, I did my project for the weekend for my Mouse, Paper, Scissors hybrid class at We've been doing observations. (See Thursday's post) And, this is my observation notebook.
Isn't it cute!?!? Thank you Heidi Swapp for the cute design!?!?

Tonight we go to a watch party of Baylor folks in Albuquerque! Hope we get to watch them win!?!? Sic 'em Bears!  Gotta get dressed now!?!?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

{Thoughtful Thursday}

I rarely have deep thoughts-i'm not philosophical. In college, Vanessa and I used to leave Deep Thought messages on our answering favorite:
Why do they call him a cowboy when he rides a horse?

I am taking Mouse, Paper, Scissors class at I'm enjoying it so far.  We are doing observations of our lives. Here are a few that I have this week:

When I am stressed or having a bad day, I'm much harder on my kids
Teaching selfless behavior probably requires modelling.
I find comfort in just the idea of being creative.
H has an intuition when I've had a hard day--he always comes to snuggle.
There are few bad days that a Disney movie can't fix!

Day 2
My day goes much better when I have a to do list. A list for everything I need at every place I go. I'm a list girl.

Day 3
I have best friends and good friends, but as I thought about my relationship with each of these awesome ladies, I realized, I'm still only a part of myself with each of these persons. I tend to leave out one part of myself with each of them...different parts with each of them. I am truly only my whole and complete "self" with my husband, Heath. He IS the love of my life, my best friend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

{Wacky Wednesday}

Like I said in my previous post...we've started an Extended Blog Challenge, with a general prompt for every day of the week! Plus, I am providing 5 prompts that can be used at any time during the month.

Since today is Wednesday, the prompt is "Wacky Wednesday."  I'm kinda of out of brainpower today to think of something wacky, silly, or funny, so I just found a couple of pictures that fit the bill.

The first is of M. We just finished eating at Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary resort. And, she was playing around, being silly...and I snapped this shot.

And this next one was of M and I sledding at the beginning of the month. At the end of the hill, we both fell off the sled, H captured it best he could on film.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Did I really do it!?!?

Did I really do 30 straight days of blogging!?!? I can't believe it. I've really enjoyed it!

I'm setting up a new blog challenge at ScrapMatters. Go HERE to read about it, and join us!!!

I'll hopefully start it tomorrow!

Have a wonderful night (unless it's daytime where you are...then have a great day!)

Day 30-a picture

A picture...from this weekend...i ran 2 actions from My Four Hens on this...1st Delicate Color and then Chocolate Sprinkles I think...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 29-3 Wishes

Three wishes...
1. I wish someone would come to my house every day and clean it, plus do my laundry. (yes I'm trivial.)
2. I wish that everyone I love would have no pain, no illness, and I could see them any time I wanted.
3. I wish for world peace because I cannot think of anything else to wish for.

Why was this prompt one of the hardest for me? I think maybe because I don't "wish" much...except for someone else to do the dishes! ;)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 28-Something that stresses you out

I'm a stress-er, I can't help it...I come from a long line of stress-ers. Although my mom doesn't think she is....but she is. :) Love you mom.

Let's see what am I stressed about today...
1. M woke up 4 times last night...more than she did when she was a baby. She doesn't have a cold or isn't running fever. Her Daddy Doc thinks it's allergies and made her go to ski school. I'm stressing that she really is getting sick and we sent her out in freezing temps and snow. Now I'm stressing that i'm a bad mom. (but, I'm enjoying the time without her so I can blog and scrap!) Oh I really am a bad mom!
2. I'm stressing that I'll forget to post a new challenge in the SM forum's pitiful really.
3. I'm stressing I haven't eaten healthy enough this weekend and have gained a pound or two back!

In general, I will always stress out about
1. money...if we have enough, if we are spending too much, how much more should we hold back for taxes, etc.
2. are we messing up our kids? We are doing the best job we can or know how to do...we love our kiddos more than life itself, but PLEASE let us not mess them up too badly!
3. what I am doing with my life. I love education, but am not doing much with it right now...I want to write curriculum, but no freelance jobs are out there. Am I doing enough as a person to contribute to society?

See, those are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head...I stress about everything...I guess that's why i need to lose weight...I'm a stress eater...oh jeez, I have issues!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 27-Pets

Pets...pets...we have two dogs. And, that is all. 

Emma is our 5 yo black lab...and is a dream. I bought her for Heath when he graduated from medical school and we named her Emma since he was doing his residency in Emergency Medicine. She's a trained bird dog and LOVES to go duck hunting with Heath. She's an absolute dream, except when she gets food off the kitchen counters. Here is a recent picture of her...

Then, there is Cappy, he's our 4 year old Yorkie...I love Emma more than Cappy. That is no secret. Heath brought him home for me for Mother's Day a few years ago. He's Emma's best that makes me love him...and M loves him a lot too! :)

These two dogs are absolutely hysterical together. Cappy very often lays on top of Emma, and they play often. He doesn't know he's 5 pounds and Emma is 80! 

So, those are my puppies. Aren't they cute in their matching sweaters?

Day 26-Picture of your family

See, I told you I'd be back!?!? I really am mad at myself that I didn't post yesterday....I guess I did post, but got off track for the challenge. Maybe I'll post later today for the next one.

So, my family...Here we are this morning...makeupless for me!?!? That is not a common occurrence, but it's not too awful!

The kids have now left for ski school. M wanted to stay home and scrap with us...I promised her after ski school she could. I'd let her, but we'd already paid for it!  H on the otherhand, was itching to get on those slopes. He loves to ski...he's a double diamond black skier...guess he's pretty good!

I feel as though I should talk about the rest of my family too. You've met my mom and dad. But, "my family" also includes my sisters! Here we are this Xmas at Disney together!

Robyn is the oldest, then Amber--the baby, and then me!?!? We all have the same eyes, nose, and chin...I look just like Robyn when I am with her, but just like Amber when we are together.  I love my sisters and sadly we live in three different states! But, we get together as often as possible!

Friday, February 18, 2011

we interupt this challenge...

I cannot do it...I am so tired I can't even look through my pictures to find a picture of my family....that is Day 24...a picture of the family...
I'm cheating and going to have my mother in law take a picture of the four of us first thing in the morning....before the other three go skiing.

We are in Crested Butte this weekend. I'll be paper scrapping...I'm excited!

See you tomorrow to start on the challenge again.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 25-Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs

This is fun, and shows, I like Country and Top 40s Pop...
1. Rain is a Good Thing (Luke Bryan)
2. Lessons Learned (Carrie Underwood)
3. Sober (P!nk)
4. Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton)
5. What Would You Say (Dave Matthews Band)
6. With Arms Wide Open (Creed)
7. Candle in the Wind (Elton John)
8. Clocks (ColdPlay)
9. Eight Second Ride (Jake Owen)
10. Sweet Caroline (Dave Matthews Band)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 24-Something you've learned

I've been thinking about this, but I'm seriously not sure what to write about. Does the prompt mean life lessons? Lessons I've learned in school? I'm just not sure how to attack this topic.

I am pretty sure no one is interested in the academic things I have learned through my bachelors and masters in elementary education, though, i can seriously get on a soap box about some things....but that is not why we are here!

Life lessons has to be what it means.
1. Treat others as you want to be treated...maybe even better!
2. My mom told me many years ago, don't pray for patience, you WILL be tested!
3. Take time to enjoy the little stuff. (I did this yesterday, then took pictures. I am hoping to blog about it later today before the "freshness" of the experience escapes me.)
4. Hugs make everything better. Hug and hug and hug the ones you love!
5. I am not a pleasant person if I am hungry or tired.  So I need to eat and sleep regularly.
6. If you smile at someone, it's super hard for them not to smile back eventually! In medical school, we would drive to the school together. (H had a preschool there, and I would study for my masters in the library while Heath was in class.) There was this one security guard who was just angry and NEVER smiled. We made it our goal to make him smile by the end of the semester. So every time we'd drive on to campus, we would stop, say hi, smile. It only took a week, but he greeted us each morning with a smile...I'm pretty sure we were the only ones!
7. You might not have a tons of friends, and you will be lucky to have a handful of GREAT friends.
8. Love is a choice you make each and every day. I might not like Heath every day, but I do choose to love him every day. Marriage might be started with "love" but it is maintained by good choices.
9. It's easier to do the dishes right after a meal, the food doesn't stick near as bad!
10. Laundry never, ever, ever stops. EVER.

I'm so boring today. I'm sorry I have no "epiphany" for all of you...these are just small lessons that have come to my brain as I type.

Thank you all so much for keeping up with my blog for 24 days! Hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 23-Favorite vacation

Favorite Vacation...
This is hard. My favorite Vacation ever? Can I have Categories?

1. Heath and I alone...ITALY! I think I said that earlier in a post on places I've traveled. But, this was so awesome! Many things went into it being the best Vacation ever! It was after kids and without kids. It's hard to get away just the two of us after kids. And, I'd dreamed of it since college. I loved it.  Here we are in St. Mark's Square in Venice. We really liked Venice a lot.
2. The Best Family Vacation....DisneyWorld, 2009. In the fall of 2008, Heath told me he wanted to plan a huge trip, the perfect trip to Disney with the kids. He wanted a "reward" for all of us for making it though med school and residency and all the sacrifices our family had to make. We were there for 10 was perfect. I spent a year planning every detail. (If you are looking to plan the perfect vacay to DisneyWorld...please see Tour Guide Mike. I swear on his methods and advice!)  This is the cover to our Disney book...which I finished about 2-3 weeks ago. I can't wait to get it in the mail! I used My Magical Place for this page.

3. The most frequented Vacation Spot...outside of Texas...Crested Butte, Colorado. We love CB! It's so fun and quirky, and oh the food!?!? Oh, and the scenery! The Rocky Mountains are fabulously gorgeous! The kids and Heath love to ski, I love to scrap with some hot tea at my side! We also love to sled when there! We (along with my in-laws) leave Thursday night for CB, a long holiday weekend here! I think we promised M a snowman this time (hard with powder, but we'll get it done somehow!) Here is a picture from our trip in January.  Credits

I am so very fortunate to be able to vacation! We love love love to travel. We have tried to decide where we want to go on a family, or as a couple next...H and I are trying to talk Heath into Australia. Maybe when the kids are a bit older. I would also love a cruise to Alaska.....a girl can dream right! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 22-What's in your makeup bag

My makeup bag...It's pretty boring! In fact, I don't have a "bag" per-say...I keep it in my drawer. I don't carry makeup in my purse, outside of my lipgloss. Which I totally just remembered, I didn't include in my picture! YIKES!

Okay, so here it make up "bag"

Let's start with the foundation...I use Merle Norman's Luxiva Lasting Foundation. And, seriously, it through swimming in a pool. You get it off with make up remover only. I only wear in on vacations and if I know I have a big long day and I need my make up on at the end of the day. I love this stuff. I wear it at Disney, through water rides and all...never moves. Love it!

On a daily basis I wear Merle Norman's Luxiva Ultra Powder Foundation (Ultra Cream). I also wear it as a powder over the above on big days!

Blush...Mac! Color is Margin (frost).
Eye shadow...OMGoodness...remember this photo?  It makes my heart skip a beat!

Okay, So I have 6 eye shadows I wear regularly! They are all Mac...because that is the BEST eye shadow ever. My two "base colors" are... Rice Paper and Jest. The darker colors are Sable, Corduroy, Trax, and Sumptuous Olive. EEEK! I have the 4 pack compact for traveling purposes (and space), but have the goal of expanding tot he 15 pack one! 

I also wear Mac eye liner...Duck and a green one that I can't remember the name of.
And, it's important for me to wear mascara! I've worn L'Oreal Voluminous waterproof Black for YEARS! I won't change. period.
I also wear Mac lip gloss...I have about 6 colors, I'm an addict.

I'm sure this information changed each and every one of your lives, but it was fun! :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 21-Picture of yourself

A picture of me...
This was in the NYC Public Library....we were on our way to the Children's section to see the original Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals. So cool.

My SIL, Holly, took this picture. I'd just bought this head wrap thing...and i love it. I should wear it more!
My Four Hens Actions: Vintage Toner, Silly Nilly, and Wild Mushrooms
And, Pioneer Woman's Quick Edge Burn (with a change of mask color)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 20-Nicknames

Should I be writing about my nicknames or nicknames I have for others? It's about me, so I assume (you know what assuming does? I shouldn't type that on the Internet! LOL)...I assume it should be my nicknames.

My dad has always called me Sweets...he might call both of my sisters this too, so maybe it's just a term of endearment, but I always thought it was a nickname!

My friends in high school called me "HEEther" (who knew I'd later marry someone named Heath?). In fact, we still call each other Koriseetra, Vaniqua, and Heether!?!? Funny.

My sister in law often addresses me as "Haynay."

And truthfully, I think that's about it. Altho, I do get called Mom a lot, but I'm not so sure that is a nickname! ;)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 19-Something you miss

Something I MISS?!?! Really?

I could start with the someones I miss...Every. single. person. in. my. family. Please see this post for pictures of them...we all live around the country...from South Carolina, to Texas, and we are in NM. I miss all of my family so much.  I miss my grandfathers too! Each of my kids are like them...Grandad Clyde would have LOVED H! He does things and I think...Oh I wish GC would have seen that! And then M...who was named after my Grandad Wink (her middle name is his last name)...did you know she winked on her first birthday? She was born right after he died, and she totally whistles like him! Isn't it amazing how our kids are like people in our family they never got to meet? (I digress.)

I miss going to all the Baylor football, basketball, and baseball games as a family, but at least we watch them on TV!

Then, we could start with food I miss. OMFoodness!?!? Texas: Pappasitos first and foremost. Waco, Texas: El Con, Leals, Uncle Dan's BBQ, La Fiesta (hello Margaritas!); New York City (brooklyn...bay ridge) Mambo Italiano and the pizza...oh the pizza!!! Arkansas: Larry's Pizza (a completely different type of pizza.)

I also miss my waistline before kids, but even just before Madysen!?!

I miss the carefreeness (pretty sure that is not a word) of my childhood in Bronte, Texas. We had so much fun, running around with no cares in the world except were those dogs going to chase us on our bike ride to school!?!? Oh the fun time as a little girl in a little bity West Texas town...and I mean LITTLE!?!? (900 people or so) But it was full of life!

I miss playing volleyball in high school with Kori, Anne, Michelle, and Angie! We had some good times friends.

I miss long talks with Vanessa! We had some doozies...and still do when we are able to connect! 

I miss seeing my Krewe and eating second breakfasts EVERY SINGLE DAY in NYC! I also miss going to Penn Station and getting my coffee, but not have to order it b/c they knew what I wanted.

I really miss the kids going back and forth from our house to the Phillips' in AR. Wow...really miss it. I miss picking them up and meaning to stay for 3 minutes, but spending 3 hours talking with Karen! I miss our Christmas Caroling and the snow days playing outside! 

I miss the smell of H and M when they were babies! They were GOOD babies! I miss them also calling me "Mommy;" they have both progressed to Mom. 

I seriously could go on and on, but I don't want to bore you!??!?!

I'm now in tears missing everyone!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 18-Something you regret

I truly try to not live with regrets...Things happen for a reason.

I am usually filled with regret with things I say to the ones I love the most. If Heath and I have a fight, I have regret with how I treated him or things I said to him.

Or when I lose my temper with the kids...I usually regret not having self control.

Those are my kinds of regrets. I don't have regrets in my life, except for maybe the regret that I should have studied harder in college!?!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 17-Something you're looking forward to

Something I look foward a long list. Heck, I look forward to tonight to watch Baylor Basketball on tv! LOL...

Here is my list off the top of my head--I just realized (after proofreading) that all of these are travel related!
  • Presidents Day weekend, my in-laws come and we are going to Crested kids and men will ski while Molly and I scrap the days away!?!?
  • Spring Break Baby! We are headed on a Disney cruise! And, my baby girl turns 6!!! WOW!
  • Heath and I are going to Vegas for my birthday!
  • April 21 or 22, I'll head to Texas to welcome my new nephew into this world!?!? 
  • June: Hunter goes to the greatest camp in the world! Kanakuk! 
Those are just the ones for the next few months. I live my life looking forward to things, and seriously, some things are super silly and taking a picture of one of my kids! Or a Science Fair project being finished! Or a weekend that Heath doesn't have to work. I'm simple to please, seriously! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 16-Dream house

Dream House...well I have a dream house...and it's in Arkansas. Heath and I found it his first year of residency when we were driving around looking at houses one Sunday afternoon. (Please tell me other people do this!) At one time did have pictures...That was two computer crashes ago, so I need to see if I still right back...

Well, it doesn't look like I have them any longer, but truth be told, I have it ingrained in my brain! We went back over and over to look at it because we loved it so much.

The problem with finding a dream house, you compare every house you look at to it! In fact, when we look lots here in NM, I actually place that house in the lot, will it work here? What is so special about this house that you don't even get to see?
-the KITCHEN!?!? OMGoodness! It was HUGE and beautiful! Dark cabinets, granite countertops.
-the hardwood floors
-it was two story, but the bottom floor was where all the kids bedrooms and extra living area was.
-the top story was the living, dining, kitchen, laundry, master, guest room.
-from the front of the yard, it looked like a 1 story house! From the back it was two story. It was super super cool.

I won't complain! We have an awesome house here in NM! I love my house....and have you seen my views? How about waking up to this every morning...I AM BLESSED!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 15-Bible verse

Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you; Just stay calm.

I figure I don't really need to comment about it. It's self explanatory.

And a second one...
Galations 5:22-23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-controll.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 14-A picture you love

Well, we already did favorite pictures...not sure what the difference is, but I'll pick the most recent one I took, that I love!?!?

We took this on our second snow day this week, right after sledding!?!? I even did a page with the pictures on Thursday night at a speed scrap!!

Day 13-Goals

I've got to tell you...and maybe you already know this...I'm not one to sit down and "set" goals...even though I am totally a planner! Maybe I have goals, but since I don't write them down, I figure I don't have them!?!? I think I have short term goals more than long term goals.
1. "Create" is my One Little Word this year...I do have a goal of "Creating" moments, and memories, and scrapping things.
2. I have a goal of getting the house cleaned every Thursday for the weekend! (doesn't always happen)
3. I want to replace the ceramic tiles and carpet with wood floors in our great room. Oh, and the tile on the counters with granite...not looking promising any time soon!?!
4. I want to play golf so that my dad takes me golfing when I visit and isn't embarrassed by my play. Maybe we can enter a mixed tourney one day even!
5. I want to visit Australia and New Zealand...oh and take a cruise to Alaska! It's a goal...not just a want! he he.

How's that!?!

Friday, February 4, 2011

How he's grown!?!?

Day 3 of the Joy of Love challenge was "How they've grown and changed."

And now for some background...
H just finished the entire Harry Potter series. I'm super proud because he's only in the fourth grade and hates to read. So even though, at times, it's been like pulling teeth to get him to read, he finished the entire series...and that's no little feat! Heath and I both love HP!??! I've even stood in line at midnight for new releases...we were at the Universal Studios on opening day for the Wizarding World of HP...though that was luck in timing. :) But, needless to say, we love Harry Potter!

Yesterday, I had already planned to take some kind of picture of H with all the books...and then I got this assignment. I remembered right after I took the pictures that I had this picture of him from a trip to Barbados with my little sister WITH a HP book when he was just like 18 months old!?!? How lucky was I that all of this would happen on the same day! And, that 8 or 9 years ago, that little picture that I just happened to save, would come in handy for this assignment...some would say fate! LOL

Anyway, here is my assignment for Day 3. I really love it!

OMGoodness he was a cute baby with that near white hair!??! Makes a Mommy tear up a bit!  Tonight is a super special treat...b/c he finally finished the books...Heath and I are taking H and a friend to see HP7 the movie!??! I'm so happy he finished it before it was out of theaters! Of course, Heath and I have already seen it, but we're happy to see it again!

Day 12-What you believe

What I believe...I only know one way to answer this.
  • I believe in Jesus. 
  • I believe He died for my sins b/c I'm far from perfect!
  • I believe He forgives me and loves me unconditionally. (and everyone else.)
  • I believe I'm supposed to live by the fruits of the spirit such as gentleness, kindness, love, patience, etc. 
  • I believe I'm supposed to treat others as I want to be treated.
  • I believe in I'm third (Kanakuk's motto
    • God First
    • Others Second
    • I'm Third
I think this just about sums it up. I have no idea how else to answer this. I DO Believe!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

a new favorite quote

I had to share this...I just heard it from Marlee Matlin while watching the end of The Talk .

Courage + Dreams = Success.

I love love love this quote, and I had to share it. It is so very very true...Apparently, I am into repeating words for emphasis today!

Day 11-Favorite TV shows

I love TV, we have 2 DVRs and use them both...I saw someone else's post this morning, and she did it by day of the week. I'm sorry that I can't remember who at this point. But, I'm copying her!?!?

NFL Football
Brothers and Sisters

Hawaii 5-0

Good Wife (this is one of my top favorites! The script, acting, actors, awesome!)

we don't watch much, sometimes basketball and others Minute to Win It'll be on soon. I've watched it for years, love it!

Big Bang Theory (I've just discovered this, but am about to watch on Netflix so I can catch up)
Mentalist (I LOVE Simon Baker! L.O.V.E.)
Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice

The Defenders (love this new court drama!)

I guess we don't watch any shows on Saturdays. ha! (Outside of College Game Day during football season)

Nearly Daily I watch:  (when I catch them, not religiously)
Today Show (love Hoda and Kathie Lee the most)
The Talk
Young and the Restless
Wheel of Fortune

I have to tell you...I MISS my favorite show, probably of all time...Friends. Every once in a while, I will catch it on rerun, and it just makes me sad because I miss it!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Joy of Love

Is it crazy of me to take on one more thing? Of course!?!? But, I'm working on "Create" as my One Little Word, and I've been drawn to all these different ideas so I can create!?!?

I love photography. I'm getting better and better too. So, I'm taking another challenge, just for the month of Feb. My commitment is the photos, not posting here every day, but it might happen!?!?

On my friend, Sarah's, blog, I learned about this.  You can learn more about Joy of Love if you want to, but essentially, I am sent a "prompt" every day of Feb. Your photos are to focus on who you love. So, who do I love? Well, that's an easy question!?!?   I L.O.V.E. Heath, H, and M!?!? They will be the focus on my photos. Some days might be just one of them, some two, and if I'm lucky....all three!?!?

So, day one's prompt was "What they do" and day two's "How they look."

Day One: I got lucky. We have so many pictures of what we did yesterday with the snow! So, I'm going to choose a photo of something from yesterday!?!?
I HAD to run an action on it--mostly because I just bought some fabulous new actions from My Four Hens and they make me swoon!?!? I used "Vintage Color" on this one...SWOON!?!?

 I love this picture because it shows the kids drinking their Chai tea after we built our snowman. Though they might not drink Chai tea every day, they do eat their snacks right there at our counter/bar! I love that!

Day Two: I read about this just minutes before Heath was heading out the door for work. He won't be back till after midnight (Please pLease let me be asleep!). Here are my three loves...well four, that chair is absolutely fabulous!?!? (Dang it, I just downloaded it from the camera and sadly only H is in focus!?!? What do you do? Use it anyway b/c it shows my flaws and growth!)

Well, I guess that's all for today!

Day 10-Something you're afraid of

I was raised to live without much as possible. Don't get me wrong. I get anxious about things, and I truly am scared of snakes, but I try not to THINK about and harp on things that I'm afraid of.  I was the sister who checked the closets at night to make sure there wasn't a monster in them...I guess I've always been this way. So maybe I wasn't raised this way, maybe I was born this way.

More than anything, I am afraid of something happening to any of my family...but especially Heath and the kids. It's as simple as that.

And, I really don't want to burn in a fire or drown. Those both make me a little queasy.

I guess other than that, I try not to think about bad things happening that make me afraid.

Oh, but I am very conscious of someone not liking me...I'm afraid of rejection. So, there you go! I am afraid. :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I interupt this challenge to bring you....

 a SNOW DAY!?!? We have snow...and the kids are at home. I even got to participate in a Speed Scrap, where I made this page of our snowman building experience!?!? (It is hard to build a snowman with dry snow!) 

Day 9-A picture of your friends

Once again...a picture? Am I supposed to have all of my friends together in one place? There is no possible way, none! They don't live in the same place!?!? 

Okay, So we'll go in order of time...

This is Kelley, also knows as KK! We became besties in Jr. High!?!? Sadly, she moved in 9th grade, but we've always stayed in touch! (I can't find a picture of us together.)

Next is Vanessa (middle) and Kori (right)! This is us at dinner this summer. We get together when I go back to Texas, unless one of is sick like Xmas! Altho Kori and I did get together, V was just sick.

And, I am sad that I don't have a picture of all of the Krewe...those are my friends that I had in NYC. We all worked together, but can't all seem to get together at the same time!?!?
Here is most of us...only missing a couple. Here we had rented a house in upstate NY. I lived in AR then, I think most everyone else still lived in NY area except Jenny. I can't remember. It was 2008, weekend of the Super Bowl when the Giants beat the Pats!

(from left to, Sara, Geren, Amy, Karen, Jenny, Tracey)

And this is the Pod...we all worked in the same pod at McGraw Hill. We were loud. very loud. Amy, Geren, and I are godmother's to Tracey's son, A...he's adorable! Maybe there will be a post where I can include him!
(me, Geren, Tracey, Amy)

And finally, one of my favorite friends from our time in Arkansas...we are hoping that we will be inlaws one day when her youngest son marries M. M is already planning the wedding, I kid you not! Karen and I had many a talks while the kids played and swam. I was so lucky to meet her the first day that we were looking at houses there! We were instant friends. Love her!
(Karen and H...M's future hubby!)

I guess that's about it!?!? I'm a lucky lucky girl!?!?