Wednesday, November 30, 2011

30 things on my 30th birthday

Yay!! I now have 50 followers!

So for my 30th birthday I'm going to share 30 things about me!
1. I love my little family.
2. I secretly hope that when I get pregnant we have a girl so we can try again for a boy.
3. I worry that if we do have a girl Adam will still say this is it, no more.
4. After Thanksgiving I would watch Christmas movies and shows 24/7 if my husband would let me!
5. I also am worried about getting pregnant again and the possibility of another miscarriage.
6. I miss my sister more than anything. I hate that she's on the opposite side of the country!
7. I tried to get my husband to do a proposal do over. It wasn't very romantic and not the best story.
3 Days old

8. When I was a kid my hair was reddish brown and I've dyed it from the time I was 17 until a year ago and my hair is permanently dark brown now.
9. I have semi bad psoriasis on my arms and I'm very self conscious about it.
10. I hated cheese until I was pregnant with Lyla. Now I like some cheeses but only on sandwiches, melted. And of course stuff like pizza, nachos, etc..
11. During the fall/winter I get sick really easily.
12. I pray that I live up to my husbands expectations of a wife..
13. I knew I wanted to marry my husband within a month of knowing him.
14. I would eat salad every day if I could.
15. My favorite colors are pink and gray.
16. I'm 1' 4" shorter than my husband.
17. I eat popcorn like 4 nights a week. (I know, bad for the figure!)
18. I hope when my kid/kids grow up they have great memories of their childhood.
19. I get dressed and put make up on most days of the week. Even if I'm not going anywhere. It just makes me feel good.
20. I loved the Twilight books and I'm dieing to see Breaking Dawn!
21. I rarely eat red meat. Mostly boneless skinless chicken breasts. (the bones gross me out)
22. I wanted to decorate for Christmas like 3 weeks ago but my husband said no! He's also being all paranoid about getting a tree this weekend. He thinks it'll get dry and burn the house down.
23. I'm addicted to reading other people's blogs.
24. I love my daughters curly hair. I prayed she'd have curly hair. But I HATE to brush it. It gets so knotted so easy.
My 1st birthday. My grandma made the cake.

25. I'm pretty crafty. It's one of my favorite things to do.
26. I wish I could buy a whole new wardrobe. I don't feel like mine is very adult, mommy stylish..
27.  The one thing I miss about my "before Lyla" life is being able to stay in bed all day if I felt like it.
28. I have no will power when it comes to chocolate caramel candy.
29. I loved taking history classes in school.
30. I started school to be a preschool teacher but never finished because I got pregnant with Lyla.. Dumb excuse.

I wish I had more pictures but they're at my parents house. Hope everyone has a great Wednesday! Pictures of my second Thanksgiving (that I did myself) will be up tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's my birthday eve!

My husband texted me a few minutes ago and said "Happy birthday eve! I love you" Yep, I will be 25 30 tomorrow... aaahhh... Crazy.

I'm making "thanksgiving" today. I wrote the other day about how my dog ate my turkey.. Well I bought another one and he got that one too!!! I totally thought I had made it impossible but guess not. I was able to salvage it though. He chewed on the back a little and pulled the legs off. So I rinsed it and I'm going to cook it in a little bit! I'll put pics up later. But our thanksgiving was sooo busy and hectic and we didn't get to bring any leftovers home! I thought it'd be nice to have a special one at home with just the 3 of us!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, November 28, 2011


My thanksgiving was pretty good. We first went to my grandparents house where a bunch of my family was.. Including 2 of my cousins that I haven't seen since they were really little and are now in their 20's with kids of their own. Sarah has 4 kids, Victoria has 2. I love my cousins and my family but thanksgiving over there was a little crazy. They have the most unruly kids I've ever met. They broke so much stuff, knocked stuff over, tipping furniture, sitting on tables. It was just crazy! My daughter just sat there next to my mom with this look on her face like "what the heck is going on?"
Phoenix 2yrs old

Lyla in her state of shock

Lestat, Chloe, Khia and Pheonix on their dad Chris (cousins husband and kids)

The ham cooked in a tiny toaster oven... Little burned 
Then we went to my husbands parents house that was just as loud with 22 people but no breaking stuff and this kids were a little better behaved! Things over there are always more organized too.. We eat dinner close to when it was planned, his parents let people bring stuff over to contribute to the meal, we say grace all holding hands and we all eat together. It feels like what thanksgiving should feel like.
But honestly, having to go to 2 places that are an hour apart kinda sucks. So I declare that in 2013 I will be hosting thanksgiving at our house!
Malia, Lyla and Kendall (second cousins)

Carissa trying to teach the little girls how to play Candyland

Lyla discovered the "contard" and it's now her favorite toy at grandma and grandpa's.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My dog..

My Thanksgiving was pretty great! I haven't been on much because my husband has been home since Wednesday afternoon so we've been working on the race car a lot and did a little Christmas shopping. I'll write a blog about that later..
I had a turkey unthawing in my sink yesterday to cook today and while we were out my dog ate it. I wish I had gotten a picture of it but I was sooooo mad.

I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving and weekend!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

God Lord, Finally.

I FINALLY  got my wedding pictures from the photographer Adam's ridiculous aunt. She had them for 2 months because she needed to edit them. The only editing that I can tell was done are the really ridiculous ones like this..

So yeah, I've spent the last 2 days editing and now I can start on the photo book that I won for Shutterfly through Davids Bridal. Doing the photo book makes me kind of anxious. Once it's done and printed it's a forever thing! If I could give just one piece of advice to someone planning their wedding it would be to PAY MONEY for a photographer and see their portfolio. That is my only regret about our wedding.

Also, my eye is starting to get better. I at least no longer want to claw it out of my face! I'm hoping I can at least wear a little make up on Thanksgiving. In case I'm to busy tomorrow to post I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Good news. Bad news.

Good news is it turns out I don't have pink eye. Bad news is my eye got worse so my husband made me go into urgent care this morning.. I have a stye that might be in the early stages of a friggin staph infection! Yeah! Super awesome stuff. Ugh.. It's all cause I'm turning 30 in 10 days. I know it! I'm falling apart!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Oh the joys.. And a little DIY

So yay, first off.. That bug bite by my eye itched so much and I rubbed it so much it turned into pink eye! Yay me. I've never had pink eye before and this is horrible! I want to claw my eye out!

This week I did a little DIY project.. I turned my daughters little table into a chalkboard table!

Before (Lyla wondering why her table is outside)

After (I'm thinking about putting a tulle skirt around it)

Now I must go prepare for Bunco tonight!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Instagram Friday

My sweet guard dog Dozer
This ginormous spider was on my house!
My silly little girl, partly wearing a shirt, sitting on a balloon in a basket.
I made this no sew felt bow in 10 minutes or less!
Adam and Lyla were playing with foam letters. This is daddy's art.
I really need to go get one of these in a little bit.
Lyla playing with the glass tic tac toe board.
She LOVES carrying a "numberbrella".

This week I linked up with Life Rearranged for instagram friday.
 life rearranged

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Embrace the Camera

Please excuse the no makeup and the bump on Lyla's cheek. We have something in the house biting us.. I have 2 bug bites on my right eye that hurt like heck so I can't put make up on. Also we used my iphone4S to take the pics..

 Linking up with the anderson crew for embrace the camera..

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stuff That Rocks!

I'm linking up with Amy from mad.amyt for Stuff that rocks for this post! My stuff that rocks probably isn't as cool as hers though!
This 18yr old sweatshirt definitely rocks.. I wrote about it here. (Excuse the craptastic picture. I'm not very good at taking pics of myself)

New Smoky BBQ Wheat Thins.. So yummy and good for you!

Triple grande pumpkin spice latte in a spiffy holiday cup. Nuff said..

This tree in my yard. I think it's beautiful and drops leaves all over my yard making it pretty. My husband hates it and says the leaves are going to kill the grass.