MoMmY nEeDsA mAi-tAi !!!

Live life to the fullest... Enjoy the love of your children... Love your spouse... Drink a mai-tai every now and then... Thats how things should be...

busy little beaver...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Wow...I've been so busy last week and this week! Well, I told ya'll that I took my girls to the Aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN. We had the best day :) We shopped, ate at TGIFriday's, shopped!!
I've also been cleaning my house. Not just cleaning, but deep cleaning. I've managed to rearrange just about everything. I'm sorry that I havent stopped long enough to blog...I just had to get it done...and it still isnt all done LOL!! I miss you guys though :) I'm about to stop this post so I can go checkout my favorite blogs! Thanks for being patient with me ;) *hugs to you all*

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hi ya'll :) I havent forgotten about anyone...or my blog. I've been super busy this week! I took my girls to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We had a lot of fun!! I've got tons to do right now so I'll post again tomorrow and be by to visit everyone! *hugs to you all*

i wanna be like emeril ;)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Just a quick note to say hello to everyone :) I've been pretty busy today. Laundry, blah blah blah, you know how it goes.
Here's the thing, I want to kick my blog up a notch (read title: I wanna be like Emeril!). I'm not sure how to go about it, but I know that I'd like to see more comments. If you have ANY ideas on what I can do to make it a little better, please let me know :) I'd appreciate any feedback!! *hugs to you all!!*

puppy or not to puppy...that is the question!

Monday, February 19, 2007
A friend of ours has some beautiful English Bull Dog puppies. My hubby and the girls are dying to get one, but me, not so much. It's not that I dont like dogs, because I do. It's just that we live sooooo close to a main road and while my girls know better than to go near it, would a puppy? We're not allowed to have indoor pets in the house that we rent, but outdoor pets are acceptable. I cannot see leaving a poor puppy outside! I also have mixed opinions on bull dogs. I have heard some people say that they will turn on you very easily and I've heard other people say that they are wonderful animals. So, do any of you have an opinion? I'd love to hear it!

In other news...the snow we had yesterday is already melted. It's President's Day, so there isnt any school today. I have to go run some errands, but it's not so much fun taking the girls on errands LOL I absolutely love taking them to the grocery store with me (note the sarcasm!) so they can ask for everything they see LOL!! Well, I hope you are all enjoying your day :)


Sunday, February 18, 2007
I was going to post a few more pics of the snow falling last night and the girls playing in the snow today but blogger is being a butt! This picture was taken friday afternoon at the park. Shelby was so sweet, pushing Shaleena on the swing :) We couldnt stay at the park for too long, it was really cold, and that playground is like 25 ft. from the lake, which made it even colder! I hope you are all staying nice and toasty warm today :) And for those of you that are in warmer climates (read: Kailani!!) , you are very lucky LOL!! *hugs to you all*

Vivid Imaginations...

Saturday, February 17, 2007
We took the girls to see Bridge to Tarabithia last night! It was wonderful, they stayed captivated throughout the entire movie. They're already after me this morning to take them to see it again. It's funny, sad and a little bit serious all wrapped up into one movie. I have to warn you though, there is some bullying, slight use of foul language and very very vivid imaginations!

In other news, I was going to try to participate in Saturday Photo Hunt today but I'm babysitting and I dont want to try to take out four little ones to try to find a good picture LOL The theme is "Antique" , I guess I could take a picture of hubby, afterall, he is 37...LOL JK ya'll!! Please dont anyone take any offense to that, it's just that I always tease him because he's 12 years older than me LOL

I've been downloading some classic rock on LimeWire. I downloaded Def Leppard's "Blue Jean Baby Queen" and Blackfoot's "Oh Black Betty" and you should see my girls singing those songs LOL As soon as they come on, the girls start hootin' and hollerin' and singing!!! I love it!

I hope you all have a wonderful day :) *hugs*

Welcome to the land of sisterly love :)~

Friday, February 16, 2007
Shelby has Shaleena pinned down!!

What comes to mind when I say twins? Love? Secret languages? Unbreakable bonds? about next female wrestling superstars? LOL!
I was doing dishes the other day when I heard giggles and heavy breathing. I was thinking in my head, what in the snot are they doing in there?? I peeked around the the door from the livingroom into the dining room and this is what I saw (see pic up there). I hurriedly grabbed my camera and snapped them wrestling all over the living room floor! Let me clarify this for girls are not girly...definetely not sissy's (although somedays I wish they were a little more girlyfied!), they are tough!
Around here you never know what to expect from them. One day they are best friends, hugging and holding hands, sharing like you wouldnt believe...
The next day, they are fighting, scratching, pinching and tattletaling!
I just wonder what they'll be like when they get older...bullies or ballerina's LOL!! One thing will never change though, and that is the fact that they are Mommy's Angels ;)

peanut butter...not good for us?

I recieved a note from the school yesterday. I cannot stress this enough people, I want you to check your pantry's for Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter (walmart brand). If the code on the lid of the jar (or wherever it may be located) begins with the number 2111, get rid of it immediately! There have been jars put in stores all over the US but mainly in Georgia that are contaminated with Salmonella. So, any jars of these types of peanut butter that you have purchased since May of 2006 need to be discarded. Since I love all you folks and consider you my friends, I thought I'd share this with you...although some of you may have already heard.

Feast One Hundred & Thirty One

I borrowed this picture from here!


What sound, other than the normal ringing, would you like your telephone to make?

When my phone rings, I'd like to hear my hubby's sweet voice saying, "You have a phone call you sexy thang!" ;)


Describe your usual disposition in meteorological terms (partly cloudy, sunny, stormy, etc.).

Oh this is an easy one! I'm usually sunny, somedays partly cloudy, but you better watch out for thunderstorms when I'm having a bad day!


What specific subject do you feel you know better than any other subjects?

Reading!! Thats my favorite thing to do :)

Main Course

Imagine you were given the ability to remember everything you read for one entire day. Which books/magazines/newspapers would you choose to read?

I'd read a fashion magazine, so I could be up-to-date for at least one day on what everyone's wearing LOL And I'd read some sort of how-to book, so I could accomplish something!


If a popular candy maker contacted you to create their next confection, what would it be like and what would you name it?

It would be called Peppermint Fudge Delight and it would be one layer of peppermint fudge and one layer of sweet rich milk chocolate fudge! Yum!!

4th attempt at Thursday 13--13 Quick and Easy Meals for a Busy Mom

Thursday, February 15, 2007

13 Quick and Easy Meals For A Busy Mom
  1. At OUR house, when we want a quick supper, we fix breakfast! Bacon, eggs, grits, canned biscuits, and some homemade gravy (my gravy takes like 5 minutes!).


Well, twice now I've tried to publish my Thursday 13, and twice now it's been lost somewhere. I'll try again later. Maybe. Is anyone else having any problems posting?

wordless wednesday

Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I took a picture of the snow on the mountain from my front porch, but since today is Valentines Day, I thought I'd share a picture that shows love :) This is my Papa and my Mama!!

Happy Valentine's Day :)

A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift.
A friend is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift.
A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy, and grace.
And makes the whole world we live in a better and happier place.
- Jean Kyler McManus -
*And Now From Sam*
Roses Are Red,
Violets Are Blue,
I Cherish All Your Friendships,
And I Love Your Blogs Too!!
I hope you all have a wonderful day full of Love and Romance :)
Turn your heads sideways and you'll see the rose I send to you all!!

put him back in his cage

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
This morning, I put the girls in the car to take them to school and I realized that my feet were awfully toasty and warm. I looked down and realized I still had my slippers on...LOL! I ran back in the house and got on my shoes. When I returned to the car, Shaleena was telling Shelby that she let "him" out of his cage and she needed to go put him back in. I turned around and asked her who was out of what cage? I was kind of freaking out because we DONT have any animals, let alone any in a cage LOL She looked at me, sweet as pie, and said, "Daddy." I dont know where she got that but I called him and told him to get back in his cage LOL!!

mommy hangover/american idol/grey's anatomy

Monday, February 12, 2007
Man, talk about a hectic Sunday! We had everyone over for a cook-out yesterday. The bad thing is, no one left until pretty late. This resulted in two things; since I've not been working, I've been used to going to bed at a decent hour, but last night, since it was late when everyone left, I still had to get the girls to bed (2 hours later than they're used to), clean up, and wash some laundry, so it was way late when I went to bed, and now I have what I call a mommy hangover LOL Result number two, you ask? The girls didnt get in bed until way late either, so guess who I couldnt make get out of bed this morning? Yup, you guessed it, the girls!! So they're playing hookie from school today. Dont tell, okay? LOL Since they're only in headstart, there arent a certain amount of days they're allowed to miss. When they get in kindergarten, they'll only be allowed like 8 absences or something, unless they have a doctor's excuse.

Do any of ya'll like American Idol? I never really got into it before, but this time around I have watched every audition show and I cant wait for the regular show to begin. My question is this: If you KNEW you couldnt sing, that you sounded like a grizzly bear on crack, would YOU still go up there in front of Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and Randy Jackson? No sir, not me buddy! They are freaking HARSH!! Some of those poor people just had to know that they werent right for the show...I would think.

I watched Grey's Anatomy last Thursday night. It was very riveting! I cannot wait until this Thursday when they show the continuance. The whole show brought tears to my eyes!!!

Well, this is enough for now, the girls are just dying for a snack LOL *hugs to you all*

mommy's angels

Saturday, February 10, 2007
This is Shaleena, she fell asleep sitting up!
This is Shelby, she's mad at mommy...but thats nothing new LOL

gooood morning :)

Hmm...this is the first time I've ever blogged at 9:00 a.m! My girls each have one of those bilingual laptop computers for kids that teach them letters and numbers in english and spanish. They each set up a little end table with their computers right behind my desk LOL They wanna be just like mom :) I took a picture, and then my batteries promptly went dead! Tell me that doesnt stink!

Today we have to go to my nephew B.J's birthday party. He's 2 :) Thats one thing I've been doing while the girls are in school. I've been babysitting B.J. and his baby sister Savannah. Now they're in daycare, so I have no kids through the week...well, until mine get home from school LOL

If I can remember to buy some batteries for my camera, I'd like to post some pictures that I've taken lately. We got one good snow, but it melted away before the sun went down :( But it's still been really cold though. We've had to fill up our propane tank for gas THREE times already this winter. If it were left up to me, I would have turned the heat down or OFF quite a few times, but hubby freezes his tail off!

Well, I'm going to end this so that I can catch up on some blog reading :)
*hugs to you all*

who missed me??

Friday, February 09, 2007
Well ya'll...I'm back!! I know some of you have been heartbroken (hehe!) that I havent been able to be online, right? I now have internet access at home, so I CAN be with you again! This time it will be during normal hours though. I am officially a SAHM and I'M LOVIN' IT! And, get this, I lucked up and someone GAVE me this computer. It's used, and it's not the newest in the world, but it works great!! Well, I havent been up to much lately, just some deep cleaning around my house, enjoying being home while the girls are in school, and missing my bloggy buddies! Ha! *doing the woohoo dance* I'M BACK I'M BACK!! More to come later :) *hugs to you all*