We like to play games during Christmas break. Andrea got this game at a Christmas gift swap and we have played it so many times in the past few days. We are almost tired of it, but we can't stop playing it.
Yes, Maam! I know your excited. Not only because I have a new post, but because I have pimped my blog! I'm fancy now, just like BooMama and BigMama. I'm sure they will start reading my blog now;) I've been trying to figure this out for a while and I'm quite proud of myself. You can congratulate me in the comments section. My computer will probably crash now that I've spent this much time working on this project...because we all know that pride cometh before the fall. Or something like that.
Yes...I've been tagged. The thing is I didn't get tagged because someone thought I would leave really interesting answers. I was tagged by Teresa so that my blog would get updated. I need to share five little known facts about myself. Here goes:
1.I broke both collarbones, a leg and an arm all by the age of ten. I broke my leg when I was three and was in the hospital for a month. I remember many things about this experience. I remember them giving me lots of shots and screaming loudly when I first arrived at the hospital. I remember my mother not being in my room when I woke up the next day. She was at church. She claims that they would not let her stay the night at the hospital. WHATEVER... I think she wanted to see what it was like to sit in church without a 3 year old sitting next to her:)
2. My nickname in 8th, 9th and 10th grade...Big Toe. I had to move to another state to escape this nickname.
3. I got married in a pentecostal church.
4. I'm really a great dancer, but I don't want to make my friends feel bad when they dance. I can't help it, I'm just a giver.
5. I let my friend, Teresa, borrow my vacuum cleaner on Friday. Brian likes to vacuum everyday and he is missing it. I bet you didn't know that I'm willing to let my blog readers borrow my vacuum cleaner. I can't help it, I'm just a giver.
So there you have it. The true Hollywood story. You can't ever get the last five minutes that you spent reading this back. Sorry! It's gone. I'm now tagging the girl that needs to change her blog name to the blessings of four.
Thanks for your comments! Teresa over at http://www.livinthewoodlife.blogspot.com/ is the winner of the Real Simple Magazine Subscription and a box of the crack rolls. Enjoy your reading in 8-10 weeks. I really did have a free subscription to this magazine. My renewal notice came in the mail last week and it has a place for me to send one to a friend for a year. The intention of this post is for smartelic reasons only. Some comments made reference to when the next post would be and I thought I would throw everyone for a loop with two posts in one week. I also wanted to practice the link thing:) I don't think I did it right.
I know it's shocking to hear from me. I couldn't resist the favorite things list. Oprah's doing it. Teresa's doing it. Ashley's doing it. Here it is...my highly anticipated list...
I think everyone knew these would be on the list. This is my equivalant to crack. I hide them from my children because I don't like to share them. Sometimes I forget about them. Most recently, I hid them in the glove compartment of my car. Just for the record-I don't think I've had one in over a month. If I bring this box into my house they will all be gone in 48 hours.
I love this store. This is where I buy most of my clothes. They send me lots of coupons that are addressed to: The Spencer Trendsetter. They obviously have heard about my sense of style. I don't have this top, but I like it.
This bin wall hangy thingy is from IKEA. I went to the IKEA Store on my last Michigan trip. It was oh such a very fun place. I have it hanging next to my scrapbook station and it holds scrapbook supplies and magazines. It looks better on the wall then it does in this picture.
I love big, fat, fluffy, chenille socks that you only wear at home. No particular brand. I put these on at the end of October and take them off at the end of February.
These are glass apothecary jars. Mine are not exactly like this. Mine are very large and are shaped a little different. I got them at Sam's Club. I have them on my mantle with Christmas beads in them. I've also seen them in the Pottery Barn Catalog.
I love monogrammed hand towels. I don't have the ones pictured. My friend, Ashley, gave me two monogrammed hand towels a few years, ago. I love them. They make a regular ordinary Target towel look really pretty and fancy. I love towels in general. Bath towels, dish towels, etc. This love of getting new towels, sheets, comforters, etc. it runs in my family. I bet you didn't know this about me. I got new hand towels from my sister for Christmas and they will be monogrammed this week.
This is my favorite magazine. The first person to leave a comment on my blog will receive a one year subscription. I'm not kidding! If BooMama can do it so can I!
We watched this movie on Thanksgiving night. It's a great family movie. I purchased it at Lifeway.
Well, there ya have it. Pink paper packages tied up with string...these are a few of my favorite things. This was my first post with copied pics off the web. It only took me like two stinken hours!!!!
On the day I was to pick Misty and Josiah up from the airport, Brianna accidently said, "When is Sanjaya going to be here?" I'm not sure why? They both have J's and American Idol had just recently ended. Here are a few thoughts from Josiah...
Swimming is fun and necessary,
lots of water is needed and I have plenty of people to give it to me,
my crazy cousin feels that playing dress up with me is fun,
and the best part of all...Little Debbie Snacks are served often.
Andrea turned the big seventeen on June 6th. She had a girl's lunch out with her friends at Applebee's Restaurant. She received a gift that is now sitting in our driveway. I don't really care for any of the birthdays that end in "teen". I also don't care for senior pics and caps/gowns.
I know, I know...I'm a lazy blogger. If I've heard it once, I've heard it 6 times. (6 would be the number of readers that I could possibly have) I really prefer to read blogs more than I like to write on my own.
I will start with Memorial Day. We went to Center Hill Lake. We tubed and swam with a few snakes. I thought snakes were land creatures and I learned this summer that snakes like to swim:) This would be what I "learned" on my summer vacation. Brianna enjoyed the slide...and we all really know that I enjoyed it even more. To be continued...
(ok the dress really was a bargain at $99 but when you have to pay $79 in alterations, it's not such a great deal. If she ever wants to compete in the Miss Alabama Pageant, she has a dress.) (If I ever have another big hair/glitzy dress party, I think she's the winner.)Silver shoes to match the sparkly dress: $19
Goody Extra Heavy Duty Ponytail Holders $3
Stylist: Free (Thanks Fiesty Peep)
This hair lasted for 19 hours. She rolled out of bed the next morning, didn't take a shower, threw on her prom dress and went to church. The hair didn't change much overnight, it was a little stringy, but it held it's shape well. What a sight! but it's a tradition to wear your prom dress to church.
Ride to Prom on Church Bus: $15
Dinner at Outback on way to Prom: $25
Prom Ticket: Free
(if your on the prom planning committee you get a free ticket.)
Going to the Prom with Girlfriends: Priceless
Some new friends, some old friends, some you've known since 2nd grade.
I know what your thinking? Were bringing sexy back!Brian is a "Soda Jerk" and I'm a "Car Hop" girl. Yes, that is the actual names listed on our costumes. But now it will be called "Church Parking Lot Hotdog Clerk." Because if you set up a hotdog stand in a baptist church parking lot....80 hotdogs gone in an hour. It doesn't matter if no one knows who you are or why your cooking dogs in the parking lot.
I know she's got some fooled into thinking she's a girly, girl but it's all an act. This is where my redneck woman wants to be every weekend. Worms and all! We only had one fishing pole. Brian and I don't have the proper fishing licensure, so there are no pictures of us. I cast it once and that was illegal :) We have since purchased an additional fishing pole and if the state of TN doesn't find out that I broke the law, maybe I can get my own license.
This is Brianna getting ready for her first soccer game. She decided to play soccer instead of softball this year. There's a lot of running in soccer. The other mom's cheer for their kids really loud and I find this annoying. How many times can you cheer, "Go Maddie" at someone kicking a ball around a field. I only cheer when necessary, like if there is a ball actually going towards the goal.
What do you get when you put seven thirty something women in a cabin with too much chocolate? Sunday School Girls Gone Wild. Yes, we all go to Sunday School every week but this was our weekend off to party. We had way too much food and way too much fun. We had plenty of room for building cheerleading pyramids and as always plenty of hilarious & heartwarming conversation. The ride home was fun too, with all of the praise & worship we had in the car; we could probably skip church next week too:) I’m so sad we forgot to sing “Beulah Land”. Please someone remember to bring a hymnal next year, preferably "Heavenly Highway Hymns".
I thought I would try this blogging thing. I don't think I will keep up with this but I thought it would be fun to see how it works. I've always thought blogging was for people that had too much time on their hands. (like me today)
We bought a plastic roll-up sled at Target last week and Brianna used it today. I pushed her down the driveway on it this morning but then most of the 1/2 inch of snow melted, so she used the sled on the trampoline. She stayed outside for a long time today. We may get more snow on Monday and maybe I'll get Tuesday off too:).