Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thursday 13 :)

Once upon a time, there was this girl who LOVED to blog.  Somewhere between February and October, she fell off the band wagon.  She still got on and read everyones blogs, but she lost interest in updating her own....
Heck, I even tried to do the 30 day blog, and I barely made it to day 14!  haha
I have a bunch of things coming up that I am super excited about, so I thought I would start with a Thursday 13!!
Hope there are still a few of you that read this!!

  1. Landon and I are going to the TEXANS game this Sunday!  As you all know, I am a huge football fan, so this always makes me happy :)
  2. My Birthday is coming up and we are going painting with a bunch of friends!  Hard to believe I was about to leave for NYC this time last year.  30 has been a wonderful year (one of the best yet!)
  3. BREAKING DAWN comes out in 20 MORE DAYS!!  I already have my tickets to the midnight showing and then to the Friday afternoon showing too!  Yes, I know..I'm a bit addicted ;)
  4. Football playoffs!  Landon's team has been doing really good this year, and we are going to the playoffs!  We still have 2 more regular season games, but I'm looking forward to all the fun that it involves!!
  5. Halloween!!  I love this time of year!  My lovely little innocent child has decided to be Gene Simmons this year.  Oh lord..since when do 8 year olds like KISS?!?!  Maybe I should be worried, but his costume is hysterical!!  Pics to follow!
  6. Fall..which of course means fall festivals, pumpkin lattes, and wonderful weather!
  7. Christmas!!  I have been picking up things here and there, and have Landon almost done!  Unfortunately, I end up spending more this way, but I sure do feel like I'm doing something good!  lol
  8. Tomorrow is my Friday this week!  Landon has a field trip on Friday and I took the day off!  yay!
  9. X-Factor..I am totally loving this show!  Cant wait to see how it ends up!
  10. One of my best friends, Natalie and her husband are having a BABY BOY!!  They have been trying to have a baby for a while and I'm so glad to be adding another boy to our bunch!!
  11. To get back to the gym..hard to believe I am looking forward to that, but I actually miss it.  (wow..cant believe I just typed those words!!)
  12. Losing some more weight!  I have lost 30 lbs, but have been stuck now for a few months..ugh
  13. 98 DAYS UNTIL I LEAVE ON A CRUISE!!  Girls Trip 2012 is booked for Cozemel and I couldnt be happier!!!
Well, hope to hear from a few of you, and if all goes as planned, this girl will hopefully be updating again soon ;)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A little catch up on my 30 day blog challenge!!

Day 4 - Your favorite photograph of your best friend.

I have been blessed with some wonderful best friends!! I could do a whole post on each of them, but my bestest, most fabulous best friend, aka sister is
This is by all means not the best picture of us we have ever taken, but it was from New York and we were having the times of our lives!!
I love this pic of us :)

Day 5 - A photo of yourself two years ago.

This is Natalie and I at my birthday a little over 2 years ago.
She is one of my best friends too and we always have a great time!!

Day 6 - A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet.

Hate to say this, but I am not an animal person...AT ALL!!
I would be fine with no pets in my house! (which I am quite content with now!)

Day 8 - A song to match your mood.

Anything COUNTRY..I have such a passion for country music.  I listen to it literally ALL day, from the time I wake up until the time I get home.
My Pandora station slips in a few non country things, but I'm just your typical country girl :)
My favorite song changes daily, but anything by Easton Corbin, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Joe Nichols, ect makes me happy!!!

Day 9 - A photo of the last item your purchased.

My new iPhone 4!!!  I have had an iPhone for almost 2 year and have loved it.
I finally upgraded and couldn't be happier!!
Day 10 - A photo of your favorite place to eat.

I am a new found lover of sushi, so currently my favorite place is Nagoya!!
Its a new sushi place in Katy and I personally think its even better than Sushi Hana (gasp..my Katy peeps know what I'm talking about!  lol)

So there you have it..I obviously cant stick with blogging everyday, but I tried to make it up to you!  lol
(and in case you noticed, yes, I did skip day 7-what is your dream wedding...don't judge me! lol)
Hope to be back soon!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge..Day 3!

Day 3 - Your idea of the perfect first date.

Well, I am not your typical romantic gal.  I have been single for a long time, and have really become happy this way!  Its hard to even think about dating being as involved as I am in Landon and his activities.
I have a lot of friends that want to see me date, but I figure when the time is right, something will come along. I only have a few more years that Landon will want to hang out with me willingly, so I'm trying to enjoy them!  lol
I would have to say something relaxing..movies and a dinner would be a perfect first date.  And of course, they would have to get along with Landon and be a family man :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 2...30 day blog challenge!

Day 2..a picture of something you ate today.

Bagel!  Not this kind, and of course not this many, but you get the point!  ;)

Hey, I made it to day 2!  Here's hoping I make it another 28!  lol

I may not have won any money, but I did win a fun cupcake giveaway from Erin!!  Thanks again girl!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

30 day blog challenge!!

Here's the challenge:

Day 1 - A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

Day 2 - A photo of something you ate today.

Day 3 - Your idea of the perfect first date.

Day 4 - Your favorite photograph of your best friend.

Day 5 - A photo of yourself two years ago.

Day 6 - A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet.

Day 7 - Your dream wedding.

Day 8 - A song to match your mood.

Day 9 - A photo of the last item your purchased.

Day 10 - A photo of your favorite place to eat.

Day 11 - What's in your makeup bag?

Day 12 - A photograph of the town you live in.

Day 13 - Your favorite musician and why?

Day 14 - A TV show you're currently addicted to.

Day 15 - Something you don't leave the house without.

Day 16 - Your celebrity crush.

Day 17 - A photo of you and your family.

Day 18 - Something you crave a lot.

Day 19 - Another picture of yourself.

Day 20 - The meaning behind your blog name.

Day 21 - A photo of something that makes you happy.

Day 22 - A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.

Day 23 - 15 facts about you.

Day 24 - A photo of something that means a lot to you.

Day 25 - What's in your purse.

Day 26 - A photo of somewhere you've been.

Day 27 - A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?

Day 28 - Your favorite movie.

Day 29 - Something you could never get tired of doing.

Day 30 - A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 day

Day 1...
Today has been a good day.  I got Landon all signed up for spring football.  Now I am on my way to a friends birthday! 
Lets hope this gets my butt back in the blogging mood!  :)
Feel free to join along!!
I still get on and ready all of your blogs, I just cant find the energy to post my own!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday Thirteen- TV favorites!!

So, I'm pretty sure its been a few years since I did a Thursday 13, but I'm trying to get back in swing of blogging!!  Lets hope in 2011 that I make more of an effort than in 2010!  lol

So, as most of you know, I have a huge TV obsession!!
I stay up way too late every night watching them, but I love it!

In no particular order...here is a list of what my DVR is set to record every week...

1. Grey's Anatomy
I have to admit, this show has really pissed me off in the last year, but I'm still holding out!  These last 2 weeks have been MUCH better, so fingers crossed!!
The last 10 seconds of last weeks should really change things up in months to come!! (if you know what I mean?!?)

2. American Idol
Wow..I was really impressed last night!  I didnt expect to like the new judges at all, and they really surprised me..I thought it was great!!
Maybe it was time for a change!!

3. Intervention
Crap, this show will make me cry, angry and then happy all in one hour!  Very powerful stuff, and God bless anyone who goes through that at all :(

4. Ellen
Mark my words..I will see her show LIVE in the next year or two!  I ABSOLUTLY love her!  I DVR it everyday!  She is probably the funniest person in the world to me!

5. The Bachelor
Oh Brad..I dont know why everyone gives you such a hard time! lol
He is hot, forgive the man!
Seriously..I have watched all 15 seasons and every year, I say I wont watch it again.  Obviously that doesnt work, because here I am!  lol
Emily if my front runner so far!

6. Private Practice 
LOVE IT!!  One of my top 2 favs!!
The drama..its just too good!!!

7. Brothers & Sisters 
What a dysfunctional family! 
Makes me feel like I'm not so crazy after all!  LOL

8. Desperate Housewives
I am obviously loyal to my shows or I would have dropped this one by now!  It has been a little better this season, its just so unrealistic!  O-well, I keep the ratings up, right?!?!

9. Holly's World
Yep, I said Holly, as in Hef's ex-girlfriend!  Total craziness, but hilarious too!  I'm a sucker for reality tv, what can I say?!?  It starts this week too, so I'm super happy!

10. Biggest Loser
LOVE IT!!  Makes me cry..EVERY week..no lie!
When I cry, I laugh, so my child always looks at me pretty crazy!
Landon is just as obsessed as I am, so I have to wait to watch it with him or he will get mad!  lol

11. CSI, Miami
Horatio..you either love him or hate him,
and I love him!

12. Glee
I hate to admit this, but I dont actually watch it yet.  I have over 30 episodes recorded and now I just feel overwhelmed.  Do I need to start from the beginning, or just start now?!?  Help!

13. Kendra
Well, if I watch Holly, you know I have to watch Kendra too!  lol
Hank and Kendra crack me up!  She is so stupid sometimes, but I just think the show is great!  Baby Hank is pretty darn cute too (other than they need to cut his poor hair!  lol)

So there you have it!  A little look into my DVR!!  What tv shows do you love?!?!

(back to my NYC posts soon!)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Finally...a NEW YORK post!! (part 1!)

As most of you know, myself and 4 of my girlfriends went to NYC for my 30th birthday!! 
Natalie and I on our way to get the key to our apartment!  (you cant tell, but I was secretly FREAKING out about renting the apartment..I was praying we didn't get scammed!)
So we drive up and realize we are 4 stories up these lovely stairs!  No elevator..just straight up!  lol
 I took these pics, but they were basically the same ones they put on the Internet when we booked it..not so bad right?!?!
 It said "small kitchen", and pictures dont even do justice on how small it really was!  We didnt care though because we knew we would be doing much cooking!
 Second bedroom..small but totally manageable...
What the internet DIDNT show was this lovely RAT hole in the kitchen (which Crystal QUICKLY duct taped up!)...
 the DUCT TAPED shower (apparently they ran out of tile when they "remodeled" the bathroom!)
the foil covered leaking pipes...
Seriously...after the first night we realized we all needed to drink a few beers to fall asleep!  lol  We did get a really good deal and we were literally STEPS away from Time Square, so we decided to suck it up!  Hey, at this point I was just glad we didnt get completely scammed!  :)

Stacey and I about to go walk around!
 Less than 1/2 a block away...AWESOME!!!
 Birthday dinner #1 at Juniors..very good!
 We even met Spidey!  lol
 The next day we headed out to start one of our bus tours.  They were worth every penny!  Very informative and interesting things we learned!!
 Empire State Building!!
 On the second story of the bus..so freaking COLD!!
 These 3 guys were sitting right in front of us..I could almost feel the bugs jumping on me!  lol
We quickly moved up!
 Then we got to the World Trade Center.  I actually felt bad I didnt feel as emotional as I thought I would.  I really expected to walk up and feel totally consumed with emotion.  It was so full of jack hammers and cranes that it took so much away from the actual site.  It was UNBELIEVABLE to see the buildings around it though and to imagine how huge the twin towers actually were.  I cant wait to go back once the memorial area and buildings are done with construction.
 The Twin Towers stood in between those 2 buildings

 Oh yes, we really did the tourist thing and took pics like this! 
 Then we took the Brooklyn tour..here is the view of Brooklyn right before we crossed the bridge!

 OMG..scariest moment of my life!  I am afraid of heights and sitting on the edge on the second level of the bus...I thought I was going to DIE!  Looking off of the bus straight into the water just about did it for me! 
 I did manage to turn my camera and snap a few pics..not bad for not really looking!
 The crew in Brooklyn
 Then we headed out for bday dinner #2 at Toni de Napolis.  It was so delicious!!  We really never ate a bad meal!!
 All of us with our waiter!
So there you have the first 2 days of our trip!!  It was the BEST trip EVER!!  Days 3-5 coming soon!!  (hopefully before Easter!! lol)
I have found it hard to post on here too often because I feel like all of my blog friends are now my facebook friends and I am just repeating myself!  So prove me wrong and leave me some blog love!  It might help my rut I'm in :)

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas card ideas!!!

I LOVE picking out my Christmas cards every year!  Usually I make my own and last year, we had professional pictures taken, so we ordered through them!
This year though, I am SOLD on the shutterfly Christmas cards!
I can never pick just one picture, so I love that they have the option to pick 3-8 pictures!!
I am currently trying to decide between 2 or 3 cards and narrowing down my pictures!

I'm trying to pick a few pictures from over the year and then have our current Christmas picture too!

Check out the photo cards they have available...

They also have some really great calendars
I'm thinking about ordering some for the grandparents and of course for myself too :)

I have used Shutterfly before to order prints and photo books, and they have turned out GREAT!  I cant wait to order my cards this year!  I know they will be perfect for our friends and family to see what the 2 of us have been up to this year!!

Christmas tree is up and decorated, some presents are already wrapped, and the lights are up...now all I have to do is decide which card! (and then finally upload my NYC pics!  lol)
I love this time of year!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New York City in 3 days!!!

 I cant believe it..3 days from now, I will be on a plane to NYC to spend my 30th birthday with 4 of my favorite girls!!!
 and Crystal!!!!

I never thought I would be looking forward to my 30th as much as I am now!  ha  I'll probably go into deep depression when I get back!  lol
Surprisingly, I don't feel like I thought I would about the upcoming bday.  I still feel young, so I guess that's all that matters..right?!?!?

 We have our tickets booked for our bus tour...
We are going to see a Broadway show...either Wicked or Rock of Ages!!!
and meeting up with a friend from high school!!!  I couldn't be more excited!!
Get ready for alot of pics coming soon!!  I plan on working in the new camera as much as I can!  ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm alive!

Seriously???  Its been over 2 months since my last post?!?!  I was WAY behind then, so you have no idea what you have missed by now!  lol
It would take me forever to catch up, so I will do a quick recap and then start fresh!  I cant tell you how fun and refreshing it is to sign on everyday and read all about your blogs!  I guess I just got carried away and forgot all about mine!
I didn't even realize blogger had made it a little easier to upload pics! (finally!) Maybe it wont be so long until I'm back!  :)

WARNING..serious picture OVERLOAD!

Football season has officially begun!  Landon started his first year of tackle and we both LOVE IT! 
These are our awesome little cheerleaders holding the sign for the boys to run through!
 Go Landon!!
 He is the kicker, line backer and tight end!
 Some of his support team! Skylah and Crystal
Nana :) 
 and of course Bryan and Gavin too!
Landon and his best bud Aidan! 
 These pics are out of order, but we made it over to Lafayette right before school started to see Grandpa, Mammy, Tyler and Tayla (Landons half siblings)
 Of course we got in some fun swim days too :)
 1,2,3 JUMP
 Last week the top dancers of So You Think You Can Dance came to Houston!!
 It is always so awesome to see them live!

Thanks to my wonderful friends Nat and Nicole for loving the show as much as I do! 
 Love this girl!!
 Birthday Dance! (as you can tell I am a huge SYTYCD fan!!)

and just to really throw this post all over the place, here is a pic of Landon's NASTY spider bite we got the week before school started!  This was day 2 and believe me, you don't want to see ANY pics from after that day!  lol
I was marking it each night to see how much bigger it was getting!  Yuck! 
 Miss Skylah turned 10 last week!!!
 and what 10 year old doesn't love Justin Bieber?!?!
 Our little family :)
 Nana, Landon and Mimi at his 2nd grade music performance!
 Landon thought they were too cool! (which they are!!!)
Kelly took some awesome pics of Landon and Tayla on picture day for football! 
 Brotherly, Sisterly LOVE!
 This is one of my favorites of the day!  They were cracking each other up!!
 So sweet!!!
 Future Pro player and Miss America!
 So needless to say, after seeing those pics and knowing that I had been in the market for over a year, I decided it was time to get a new camera!!  I decided on the Nikon D3000 and I LOVE IT SO FAR!!!  I have SOOOOO much to learn, but have enjoyed it already!
This weekend we played soccer too!  (we are crazy, I know!)
We will only play about 3 games this season, but we sign up to keep our spot on the team for spring!  lol
Trying out my new camera!!!

 Throw in :)
 Landon running through the sign!

So there you have it..a little catch up (ok, alot more than I planned on!)
I think that might be my most RANDOM post ever!  ha
Hopefully I will be back to blogging more regularly!
Hope you enjoy!  Feel free to give any tips on the camera too!  I know alot of people are very passionate about their Nikons!  :)