Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Got It From My Momma

My nickname as a kid was Messy...I was a messy kid for sure. Not that my house would win any awards for cleanliness now but I have come a long way. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...especially an unsupervised apple! Madeline managed to do all of this while I made dinner last night. 

Isn't it WAY too soon for her to look so annoyed with me? :) 

That would be 324 flash cards that I have picked up but still have to sort. I had been keeping them on top of her chest of drawers because we do them every night and I never thought she would get them up there. Wrong...rocking chair + climbing toddler = no safe places. 

There was a fish fry Monday night at church but this kid had no nap (Terry had her all day while I was at work and they played hard) As you can see from the picture, she wasn't really in any shape to go anywhere! :) I was sad we missed it but glad for a little family time too! And, yes, she does this all on her own - climbs in her chair from the floor with the tray on when she is ready to eat and last night climbed out when she wanted to get down. Oh man...I think it's time for a booster seat! 

Madeline was glad for family time too! hah

And speaking of getting it from my momma, that's where I learned to cook the best roast ever. It always reminds me of her and it is SO good! 
Side note - one thing she didn't get from me is the climbing. Everyone I know says the same thing, "I remember my kid(s) climbing but not like that. Everyone except my mother-in-law that is. Apparently, she got the out of control climbing gene from Terry. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Centerpiece

Do you like the new centerpiece on my dining table? 

Have I mentioned how much I love this age? It can be exhausting but SO fun! 

Saturday, May 26, 2012


 * College Football is just 95 days away. LSU is #1 pre-season but we are still gonna be good this year - mark my words!

* Alabama plays Michigan at the Cowboys stadium September 1 - aka my birthday present! Well, it better be -- are you reading, Terry?! Haley - you and Cam should meet us there!

* We decided to go out to dinner tonight. Thankfully we decided not to go to Outback because Madeline peed on me during dinner.  I was wearing white pants - not pretty! See - I told you this post would build your self esteem!

* We got new furniture today - ok well it's ordered but it won't be in for 2-8 weeks. I'll let the suspense build!

* I start summer school a week from Monday! Boo!

* I keep teetering between feeling like I should wake  up at 6:30 every morning and clean, work out, and get so much accomplished every day before work and enjoying sleeping in all summer. Lately I have been doing the latter.

* I really love sleep and so does my sweet girl so I think we're just gonna enjoy summer!

Isn't she sweet? Although this was in her more rebellious days of NOT sleeping!

* I ran into the wall and knocked the phone off the podium at work last week - all in the same day! So graceful! Another self-esteem booster - you're welcome!

* I have always heard how fast life goes by once you get older, settle down, and have kids but it is going by ridiculously fast. I can't believe this was a year ago...

* My awesome sister turned 30 on Thursday so I had to think of something to embarrass her a little so I sent her 30 balloons. My parents hand delivered them for me via their church van which made it that much more awesome! Happy Birthday, Brooke! I am so glad you're older than me! I love you! 

Hope yall are having a good weekend! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Celebrate Good Times...

Come On!

Ok - I kinda hate that song. It's like that song Shout - you know, it's makes me wanna shout, throw my hands up and shout.. anyway, they get in your head and just play on repeat. You're welcome! :)

Terry's orders to Afghanistan got cancelled today! So I guess I am kinda eating my words a little on my earlier post about the truth. So we are excited and so very thankful. We went to Mr. Gatti's to celebrate - Terry's choice. Ok not really. Ayden's tee ball party was there and we kinda tagged along! Madeline had a blast but I really didn't get many pictures. She just doesn't stop so taking pictures isn't nearly as easy as it used to be!

Monday, May 21, 2012


I am sure my three followers have been wondering where I am. Well, the day after I finished my last final, Terry tore the kitchen apart. If you're thinking we seem to always have a project going on, you would be correct. This one was the most stressful I think though because it is kinda the center of everything and it took a little over two weeks to complete. Terry and Adam worked hard sanding, painting, and adding handles to the cabinets and I painted the walls. If you are thinking that I have painted the kitchen before - you would be correct again. Twice. This makes the third and I PROMISE last time I will paint the kitchen. I love how it turned out and am looking forward to relaxing for a couple of weeks until school starts back!

This is the best before picture I could find -- you can see the hideous cabinets and also the missing ones to the left of the sink. 

And After...a little blurry but I am tired! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Life's Not Fair...

You know what isn't fair? I will tell you. Having to try to find a face wash that combats signs of early aging while fighting acne - NOT FAIR. And pretty sure NOT POSSIBLE. I mean, really, I am pushing 30, time for my skin to clear up before the crow's feet settle in. Happy Wednesday!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Do you know...

Your animal faces??? Madeline was brushing up on hers during her bath last night! 



OWL SAYS Boo Boo...we are still working on the "H" sound!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Clean Sweep

Of all the things that have suffered from lack of my attention this semester, nothing has suffered more than my house. So Madeline was kind enough to pitch in and help me clean!

She turned the swiffer off and on until the battery had to be recharged! She is very thorough! 

A little multi-tasking watching the tube while cleaning...or thinking about cleaning!

Having a one year old sure does help keep my house clean! ;) 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


This week = no good for blogging. I guess I am getting a taste of being a working woman. It sucks. I am tired and feel run ragged! I think it is primarily because school is wrapping up and I am preparing for finals - I can't believe in one week and a day, I'll be done for the semester. I honestly thought when I registered for 17 credit hours that I would drop at least one class but it looks like I am going to pass all of them. Yea!

I do like my new job though - they are super nice and there is pretty much zero stress involved! Madeline is going to daycare at Stephanie's for now and I couldn't have asked for a better transition for her. She loves it over there. The best part about being away from her during the day is she is very cuddly at night. I miss her though, and I find myself wanting to wake her up at night to hang out with me. I just really love that kid!