Friday, August 26, 2011

Who am I???

I saw this on a friends blog that I follow ( ) and of course thought it would be SO much fun. How many of these questions did you already know my answers to???

1. Favorite Color:

Probably blue except during football and basketball season, and then it's a VERY strong, deep, and dark R-E-D! (GO CARDS)

2. Favorite food that you make: husband would probably say chicken casserole, it's quick and easy and delicious...but I think my favorite would be baked ziti. I LOVE pasta's. :)

3. Favorite Food Network Chef:

Um...I don't really watch Food Network that often, but I do enjoy watching Curtis Stone on Biggest Loser. :) such a hottie!!

4. What is the last beauty product you bought, and are you liking it?:
Uh....well, my brother-in-law just left his job at Sephora, so I haven't bought any beauty products in quite some time. But the last one I got from him is Sephora brand under eye cream. It's supposed to help with eye wrinkles (which I'm not even sure if I have yet), and I have no idea if it is working, but I ADORE the smoothness of it, and how soft it makes around my eyes feel.

5. What are your top 3 beauty products: I could only leave the house with 3 products on it would most likely be my foundation, blush, and mascara! I don't typically wear a lot of make-up for my day-to-day stuff...I definitely do it up for special occasions....but something I definitely do NOT leave the house without is my Dove frizz control! Especially in this Kentucky Humidity!

7. Essie or OPI?
OPI...I just adore the names of their polish! HA!

8. How often do you workout?
Well that is just hilarious....if you count carrying around a chunk of a 1 year old then all day every day! But if you don't then that's gonna be a once in a blue moon. I coach cheerleading, so I do stretch and warm up and cool down with the I guess in the fall I'm up to a whopping 2 days a week? LOL

9. Iced or hot coffee? the mornings there is nothing better than sitting on a screened in porch or on our back deck with a nice hot cup of coffee (2 splenda's & a little milk)...but when it's hot a muggy out I love an iced coffee in the afternoon. Gives me a jolt to get through the rest of my day, and they're just so darn tasty!

10. Favorite celebrity couple:
Oh....I don't know how I'm going to pick just 1....I guess I have to go with Will & Jada Smith. And by the way, I am DEVASTATED that there are rumors going around that they're separated. I just adore them and their family. I always try to watch any interview that they are in because I love hearing them talk about not only their love for each other, but also their family. And even on Oprah they came and brought not only Will & Jada's mom's, but also Will's ex-wife! I mean the love that is in that family just astounds me.

12. Place you have never been but would like to go:

Ever since I was a little girl and watched that one cartoon with the Koala Bears....I have always wanted to go.

13. What gift did you get from your wedding registry that you get the most use out of?:

While we obviously use our sheets and towels daily, something that we received that is fun that we get the most use from is probably our iced tea maker. LOL! It is SO freakin easy. Just pour in some water, fill the thing with ice, add a tea bag, and viola in 5 minutes you have some iced tea.

14. Biggest pet peeve?

Hmmm...liars...or people who hear lies or false statements about someone and don't have the gall to stand up for the truth. Talk about irritating.

15. Best guilty pleasure:
Lifetime Movie Network. Sucks me in every time...I also love SoapNet!

16. Favorite book:
The Notebook. No matter how many times I read it, and know the outcome I still love it oh so much. I am also a big (HUGE) fan of the Harry Potter series. :)

17. Do you subscribe to any magazines?:
Not on purpose...somehow I seem to receive Southern Living. I'm wondering if someone is subtly calling me out on my lack of cooking at home.

18. Favorite Halloween costume?:

Hmm...for me it would probably be the year I dressed up as a little devil. I was like a sophomore in college I think. I was still teeny tiny, and had some fabulous red pumps, red tights, and some teeny tiny red outfit thing...something I would NEVER let my own daughter wear! The dogs dress up as Mickey and Minnie Mouse...that's pretty cute. And Benny was just about the cutest pumpkin you ever did see last year. :)

19. Drink of choice?:
H2O baby....H2O

20. What advice would you give your 17 year old self?
Don't follow the crowd. Be a leader, stand up for what you believe in, pray...not just to God, but with God...daily.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fun Surprises!!!


I've got a secret......

And I'm ready to spill the beans!

My husband turned 30! I know...he's SO old. :) WELL...I have been planning a BIG surprise for him for OVER 1 year.....

On Wednesday we leave for......


I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!! He has NO idea he's even going to be on vacation!!! I honest to goodness cannot believe that I have pulled this off. :) I'm going to video him on Wednesday morning receiving the good news that he is not only on vacation the rest of the week, but that he has 2 hours to pack a bag for an undisclosed destination. HAHA!! I'll be sure to post the video when we get back. I just absolutely cannot wait!!!!!

Have you been to NYC?? Any places we need to check out??? I have already done Groupon NYC so we got some really AMAZING dinner deals. I swear to goodness....I am so anxious!!!!!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'm old...and feeling VERY depressed about it.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I can't believe it's been almost two months since I've posted!! It seems like just yesterday I was posting weekly and coming to the end of my pregnancy...and now here I sit about to celebrate my son's first birthday in two weeks. The time just absolutely flies by. It makes me sad. Benny has started walking. He walks more and more everyday. He is beginning to understand the things that we say. Although he doesn't listen...every time we say "No NO!" all he does is smile and give a big belly laugh. I love my life more and more each day. My husband is the absolute best, and my son gives me a joy in life that I never knew existed. :) May each of you be blessed with such happiness in your life!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

I like to move it move it.....

YOWZA! My boy can M-O-V-E!! No walking yet, so my last prediction of him walking by his 9 month was wrong...but he is SO close. He walks all around holding onto furniture, and the Easter Bunny brought him a walking toy that he LOVES. We also got our very first tooth. We were watching the Royal Wedding, and I saw something glimmer in his first I thought he had found something on the floor and then I realized it was a tooth! It's absolutely adorable...and I'm pretty sure we are currently working on more.

Hung out with some friends of ours last night who have a little boy just two weeks younger than Benny....he is working on his MOLARS! He already has 7 teeth. Talk about crazy! Ben got moved into the creeper room at daycare. Now it's him and a bunch of girls. LOL. It's pretty funny to go and pick him up...before he was in a room with little babies who just look at you when you go in, but now he's in a room with all these kiddos that can move and you walk in and they like swarm you. Hilarious. But my poor little Benny boo gets picked on by all those girls. One day he got sat on and poked in the eye. :( Oh well...only make him stronger right???

Other than having a lot of moving going on nothing else of note is happening in our house. Hope things are going well with you and yours!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


IT'S OFFICIAL!!! MY BABY BOY IS ON THE MOVE!!! He has been "rockin" up on his hands and knees for quite a few weeks....although he will walk himself around the ottoman, he couldn't stand up on his own. All of that has changed in one weekend! He started officially pulling himself up this past weekend. It's hysterical! Although...that being said...bedtime has gotten a bit tougher because while he can pull himself up, he can't get back down, SO when he gets tired of standing in his bed he just cries and cries. Then we go in and open the door he immediately stops and gets a huge grin on his face like "hey guys! glad you're here!" Makes me laugh. He also started crawling last night. Talk about AMAZING....although I have a feeling we're in trouble now. I don't think it will be that much longer before he is walking....I'm going to guess that before his 9 month day (April 25) he'll be walking. I mean seriously...he is THAT close. When he plays with his toys on the floor, he is now making himself stand up and then just leans down to the toys....I'd say a matter of days before he realizes if he just straightens up he can stand. S-C-A-R-Y!!! Hubby and I were talking last night about how we've got to really get to baby-proofing the house. Make sure all the outlets are covered, and cabinets "locked". We already keep the doors to the bedrooms and bathrooms closed because one of our dogs is a that won't be any different...we probably also should invest in a gate for the stairs, but at this point I don't know if he'll even go over in that direction. Only time will tell I suppose. :) Talk to you soon!! xox

Friday, March 25, 2011

Benny's First Day

Well, needless to say, my son's first day at day care clearly was harder on me than it was him!! On his note from the teacher it showed all that he had eaten (like a little piggy) and how well he had slept (2 2 hour naps!). When I went and picked him up he was jumping in a stationary jumper. I walked in and I swear to goodness his entire face lit up and he started bouncing like crazy...I scooped him up and got just the absolute biggest little hug. :) Made this momma's day. Especially after having such a long day wondering how he was doing every two seconds. :) Today is going much easier....still can't wait to go and get my sweet boy, but I feel so much better knowing he did so well yesterday. Hopefully we get another great report this afternoon!!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sad day for mommy....

Well, today was a sad first for me....Benny's first day at daycare. He'll be there two days a week, which all in all is not a bad gig. I still am home with him the other days, and this is more like a playgroup than being enrolled in daycare. Geoff dropped him off this morning and said he was all smiles and sat playing with some toys next to a little girl who is his age (she is 2 days older to be exact) ;) I was doing fine with everything...I toured the facility, I met the teacher, the director, and assistant director. I chose where he would be going...the assistant directors name looked SO familiar to me...and after she gave me the tour I just couldn't place where I knew her from. Well, then we met some friends at our church fish fry last Friday, and lo and behold there she was working in the kitchen serving up fish! That made my decision a no brainer. If that wasn't a sign from God I don't know what is! It definitely makes me feel better knowing my son is at a facility where they know us outside of daycare....they know us through Church. Not to say that he'll get extra attention or anything like that, but even just for him to be able to see them outside of an environment where mommy & daddy leave him makes me feel better. Although regardless of feeling better, last night I bawled. I was finishing up getting his things ready for his first day, and I just absolutely lost it in the kitchen. I cried again when I left the house this morning. Hopefully the day goes by quickly and I can go and scoop up my precious angel. :) I'll make an 8 MONTH OLD post tomorrow and be sure to tell you all about his first day. :) Pray for me friends....I need some extras today.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Travelling with Benny Boo

Well, we took our very first family road trip! We had SO much the beginning......

We left on a Wednesday morning...woke up early, and planned to leave the house by 6am! So, when we left at 6:45 I handled things surprisingly well. I'm not one who likes to be late places, and when it comes to travelling my husband is even worse! He is NOT a stop and get a magazine and coffee type of person before getting on an airplane. LOL! I had woken Benny up at like 5:15 so that we could time our departure with him being ready to go down for a nap. Worked like a charm! He slept almost all the way to Tennessee....definitely all the way through Lexington and London, KY. We made our first pit stop at the Welcome Center in Tennessee. We let Ben get out and stretch his legs, and we stayed for like 15-20 minutes...of which I could NOT get Ben to eat. I had used some bottled water that we had in the car...not in a cooler, just room temperature. The kid refused to eat it. So we were getting antsy to leave so I just filled up a bottle with some hotter water from the faucet at the Welcome Center (it was really me I checked it out) and I sat in the back with him and fed him in the car. Our next stop was for lunch at Arby's.

And then we arrived in Charlotte! We stayed with Geoffy's Aunt Mary & Uncle Ken. We had an absolutely fabulous time. We played games, and pretty much just relaxed. The funniest part to me was that the second we got there, Aunt Mary took Ben from me, and within a few minutes Ben was hugging and kissing all over her. It was the absolute cutest thing! We stayed there for a few days and then headed up to Richmond,VA. Now there is where things begin to go terribly wrong......

We got to Richmond about 5:30 on Friday evening. My cousin who we were staying with called and told us that he had to go and pick his twins up from daycare early because one of them had thrown up. But, he said that sometimes if they eat too quickly then they throw up all of their bottle....which Ben has done before when he was smaller. So, we didn't think anything of it. We stayed, and Saturday went for a walk and just hung out. It was great...and then as the night turned to morning things took a turn for the worse......

Around 12:30am I woke up and started to get sick to my stomach....this happened every hour until 7:30am. Then Geoff started....and he was throwing up every hour....and then like 8 hours later poor Benny started. We were quite a sight. Needless to say, our trip to DC and to the Picasso exhibit got cancelled. We were still able to make the last leg of our trip which was driving to Geoff's Uncle Pat & Aunt Mary Jane's house before coming home. We played some video games, and had a nice dinner. Then on Tuesday we got up and headed home. Even though he still wasn't feeling very well, Ben did amazing once again in the car. He just started to get upset the very last leg, and pretty much fussed the entire way home from Lexington. It took us a while to get back into a routine and schedule, and eating food other than bland and tasteless. HA!

All in all it was a good trip, and we were able to spend some quality time with family. I think we're going to go back again...but this time in two long weekends. It means more driving, but I think it will work out better. :) Hope all is well with you, and have a Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

7 months old!!

Goodness gracious....I have a 7 month old little boy. It is completely insane. I get teary-eyed just thinking about how fast the time has gone. I feel like if I close my eyes for too long I'll be sending him off to college. Makes me sad to think about. I need more time. I need more hugs, more sloppy "kisses", more grins, more twinkling blue eyes. He is such a sweet sweet boy. He really is one of the happiest if not most happiest baby I have ever known. He smiles all the time....and he's started giving hugs to go along with the kisses. :) Hubby went to the lake this past weekend with my dad, and when he got home on Sunday afternoon all Ben could do was stare at him. And then he leaned in and gave him the biggest squeeze his little seven month old body could give. And then he pulled away, stared at him some more with a big grin, and went back in for another hug. Talk about sweet. My husbands heart just absolutely melted.

Ben has gotten to the point now that he definitely recognizes people and places. much as you can at 7 months old I guess. :) If he is in a new environment, or around new people and he can't see me....M-E-L-T-D-O-W-N. He like turns into a complete spaz. Which is so unusual because he is such a happy boy. Definitely a mama's boy though. :) Can't say I dislike that part of mommyhood. HA!

We're getting ready to take our first "family vacation" other than a weekend getaway to the lake. We're going on a road trip! I'm SO excited...but of course feeling nervous and wracked with anxiety too. Seeing as how we've never traveled in the car longer than Ben takes a nap. I'm curious to see how that will go. I'll have to post pictures from our trip when we get back! We're going to Charlotte,NC and then to Richmond,VA and Washington DC! I've never been to any of those places and am VERY VERY excited. We still have a TON to do...I have yet to pack hubby or myself. Fortunately, I've been making lists of things we need to make sure to pack, and I've gotten Ben mostly taken care of. Except for things like diapers, and formula, which obviously we are currently using at home. We're leaving bright and early on Wednesday morning. AAAHHH!!! Please keep us in your prayers that we arrive safely, and with a happy boy in the backseat. :)

Talk to you soon!!!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Paging Mr Personality! There he is, smiling, waving, talking, and entertaining anyone in his orbit. Your baby is also ready to explore a bit more, so beware his impulse to touch(and taste) everything and anything within his reach (including dog biscuits and poop!). He's probably able to bear weight on his legs when you hold him upright and may even be ready to hit the road, albeit at a crawl. Some little acrobats can pull themselves into a standing position or get into a sitting position when placed on their tummies. Stimulating your now-older baby requires new activities that'll help boost large and small motor skills as well as social, intellectual, and language skills. Get ready for the third round of immunizations at the 6-month checkup.

In other news, plenty of babies (really, not just yours) are still not sleeping through the night -- so this may be a good time to consider some sleep strategies. Your growing baby may also be ready to make the move to the big bathtub: Start slowly (a dry run in the empty big tub c an ease the way), and always practice safe tub-time. Nursing moms who have yet to offer a bottle might be in for a bit of a battle once you do, but there are ways to win over your picky guy. If your baby's got teeth, it's not too soon to start brushing baby's teeth (with a baby toothbrush only, please). And speaking of teeth, the best way to keep your baby's choppers (and gums) in good shape is to avoid baby-bottle mouth (the result of falling asleep regularly with a bottle -- or breast -- in his mouth). What else is up? Perhaps your baby's appetite -- so now's the time to consider dietary dos and dont's, such as introducing new foods one at a time and avoiding certain foods altogether (steer clear of citrus fruits until the eighth month and honey until after his first birthday).

YIKES! NURSING WHILE BABY HAS TEETH?!?!?! Luckily, the nursing ship sailed 12 weeks ago...and even if it hadn't, still no teeth. LOL. I swear they'll be coming in any day now, but nothing just yet. My little man is just absolutely perfect. He has been sleeping through the night for a little over a month now...only not sleeping through on very rare occasions. I have also noticed that when we follow the bed time routine, bath at 7, rocking with bottle at 7:30, he will sleep until 7:30am! However, if we put him in bed later than between 7:30-8ish, he gets up between 6 and 6:30! CRAZINESS!!

Every single day he is learning new things. He knows if he pushes certain buttons on certain toys music or a sound will occur...he still loves the ceiling fans....and is really starting to get into tags on things. Which is hysterical. He also LOVES the dogs. Sadly, that love is not exactly mutual...Brady does enjoy the baby more so than Lexie, which of course means that all Ben wants is for Lexie to love him. LOL!
Something else new is we have started food! So far he has tried and LOVED Sweet Potatoes and Peas (EW) and we're going to start Carrots tonight I think. He still wants absolutely NOTHING to do with his rice cereal. I'm hopeful that once we start him on some fruit that maybe he'll enjoy it more.

Well, I guess that is all I have today...hope all is well with you and yours!