Monday, Monday, Monday... Monday....!!!!!!!!

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It is SO Monday, can I get an Amen?
                      UGH.

I wish I was at home with that baby girl.  I snapped that picture this weekend.  I was lying on the couch reading my book and I looked up and she was doing some lounging herself.  Of course, she was keeping an eye out the door... :)

This weekend was good. I didn't do much to tell about though.

Friday night, my mom kept Jenna (big surprise, right?) and so I stayed at her house until Jenna went to bed.  Then I traveled home and read some of the book and went to bed myself. 
OH, and completely forgot to watch My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.  I'm ticked at myself on that one.  Yes, Really.

Saturday mornings are usually yard sales, but since Mom had kept Jenna the night before, I slept in a little.  Okay, so it was 8 when I got up, but that is still an extra little bit than I'm used to.  I went back to Mom's house (for those of you who don't know, my house is less than a mile from hers) and played with Jenna some.  I asked mom if she wanted to try and go to some yard sales and see anyway, so we did.  We all three loaded up and went yard saling.  I gotta break her in early, right? :)

She had a ball under her dress.  So we told her she had a baby in her tummy, LOL!
We spent most of the day Saturday just being lazy until we cooked lunch.  We had cabbage soup, taco cassreole, fried squash/zuchinni, mac and cheese, and cucumbers.  Yes, it was quite an assortment.. but it was oh so tasty!


Okay, now I'm hungry... Great.

Now, ladies don't think I'm nuts, but let me tell you about Saturday night.  My mom and I are just crazy.  If you know us in real life you can testify to that.  If you have ever seen us hyper, you know.  If you've ever seen us crazy AND hyper together: WATCH OUT

So, we are always joking that one day we were going to go sit at Walmart and just watch people.  Is that creeperish?  Heck, if you lived in this little town you would totally understand the joy it is to "people make up fun of watch".  Well Saturday night Mom and I went to get something to eat at Sonic since daddy left us and went to a tractor pull.  We were getting our food and got the idea that we were going to do our Walmart idea, for real. 

So we did.

No, I'm not kidding.

I won't tell you how long we were there.

But let me say this...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 

I definetly had such a good time.  There aren't many people who can do things like this with their mothers and it be entertainment for real.  I am so glad she is my mom.  I love you Kathy!

After that I went home and read some more.  Gosh, I sound like such a grandma...

Anyway, Sunday was church and it was honestly the best service I have EVER in my ENTIRE life sat through.  The entire time I kept thinking to myself that I was so glad I was there that morning.  Let me just say this, when Bro. Randy completely stops a sermon and hits his knees and the entire church goes into tears and you can feel God in that place... THAT is a church service.    Thank you Lord for giving me this experience.  It was truly moving.. TRULY.  I looked around and not a dry eye in the house.  God was WORKING at Oakland yesterday.  For real.

The rest of the day was spent being lazy and then visiting a friend who just moved into a new house... so nothing much to talk about. 

It was a wonderful weekend with my family and I am so very thankful for these moments in life.  That's why I take a million pictures people... you can't get the moments back, but you can capture a second of it. :)

I'm going to close out today with s one more picture of my Jenna bugg.

Now tell me my niece isn't beautiful and I will hurt you.   This kid melts my heart and soul. 

"The love of a family is life's greatest blessing."

Friday is the day that I love..

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It's Friday....

let the weed out...

Okay, some of you might have stopped reading right there, but I assure you I'm not a druggie... I just have an inside joke with someone on that one and it came to mind.  Sorry. 

[hangs head in shame!]

Okay, onto the next line of business, since its Friday it is time for....
Be sure you go on over to Lauren's blog and link up!
1.   The last thing I ate was      hamburger steak for dinner last night, Yum :)   .


2.  The next thing I'd like to eat is   a GOOD lunch, however it will be a Bologna sandwich, as usual  .

3.  The best things     are the little things.  Fancy cars, houses, clothes, etc doesn't make anyone "happy"  .

4.  Something that makes me supremely and utterly happy is   getting an unexpected text/call .

5.  Sports are     eh.  Personally I don't care  .

6.  I miss      my friends! BUT 3 WEEKS IS COMING FAST!   .

7.  Right now I am       ready to see the clock say 5:00- Hello weekend!   . 
That was fun!!! I love how my Fridays are not just random stuff.. but hey!  it works for me.  Since I'm blogging at work and all... shh...
Now it's time for something I probably need to do more often, but then again I think I probably DO... Oops!  It's confession time!!!
Head on over to see what Mamarazzi is confessing...
[I confess....]
That I really hate when someone wants to brag on something that is normal for them anyway.  No I will not go into details about this, but trust me.  It irks me.  A lot. 

That I might have ate a little more than I should have this week.  At least it was the 100 calorie packs though!  Right?  ... Eh, okay maybe I still shouldn't have... OH THE FREAKING WELL.  I was hungry.

That sometimes when certain people talk to me I imagine nails on a chalkboard.  And I wonder if its obvious?

[I confess....] 

That if I don't have my morning coffee, you better stay away from me.  Way away.

That I really would love to just close these blinds at work and sit here and read my (Cassie's) book.  [The Help- LOVE it so far!]

That I am too lazy and I didn't get my dogs their bath this week.  & and its the medicated kind they honestly need to be having... Oops.

That I am finding myself becoming friends with Scumbag.  Yes, I said that.  And No, I'm not on drugs.

[I confess...]

That I hate people who get what they want just b/c they play the pity card.  Ugh.

That I dread next Friday, seriously.

That I will be taking a pill to get through the above mentioned item...

That I hate it when people miss my BIG garbage can and leave their crap in my floor. 

[I confess...]

That I'm obviously grumpy and want to go home. 

That in 3 weeks when I'm sitting on a beach I won't care what anyone else not there with me is doing... Sorry.

That I am going to buy a new hat and new book today- for the beach. 

That I don't always dry my hair completely...

And I don't always wash my face at night... Oops.

I hate my header on this blog and I have a feeling it will change, soon.

&&& last but certainly not least...

[I confess...]

That I LOVE confession Friday and I want to keep going.. But I know I shouldn't....

I am going to end it right there ladies.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  I plan on doing some yard sales myself.. *fingers crossed* I find a goodie.. or two :)

"The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend."

Must Love Dogs.

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Yes, I know that's the name of a movie...


And if I do say so myself, a GOOD movie.  Seriously I watched it by accident one day when it come on TV and I fell in love with it. Cuteness!!!!

This is my little family.  Aren't we sweet?  Yes, I know we are, don't worry.  Honestly, it took like 15 picture attempts before I got this only slightly decent one...

I think my dogs are scared of me with a camera/phone/etc...  Like for real.

Say hello to Shadow.  =) 

 My "little brother" misses me.. Can you tell???

Back story on Shadow: 

Shadow became a member of the family by complete accident.  Well, maybe I kind of initiated it... but who is counting that? :)  Shadow (known then as Shiloh, I think...) lived at the house that is directly behind my parents'.  Now, this home was not a HOME, if you know what I mean.  "Shiloh" spent his days laying on the porch, being ignored, not fed, and basically abandoned.

My dad spends most of his days at his shop working on his "man toys" [Sidenote: post on this one day..] and he had been watching this dog and seeing all this play out.  So one day, the people living in the house suddenly decided they were going to move.. and leave Shiloh (as in to fend for himself).  JERKS.  Soon as I found out this, I immediately told my dad to get that dog for me.  Some of you know me in real life, some don't, but I am a BIG dog lover.  I don't care if its ugly, cute, smart, stupid, black, white, brown, sick, healthy, etc... I love dogs.  Plain and simple. 

My father is the reason I love dogs so he too was on board for this "rescue."  [Another sidenote: Tell this story...] So the last day the people were at the house, my dad walked up and asked the BOY (I will not refer to someone like this guy as anything but a boy since that's how mature he was/is...) what his plans for the dog were.  That is when he told my dad that he didn't have any plans and he was leaving the dog and hopefully someone would either take him in, or he would be picked up and go to the humane society.  This is the point when dad realized the dog we had been referring to as Shadow, was Shiloh.   My dad quickly told him that dog would not be treated that way and that he was taking the dog. 

Sooooo, Shadow came to live at my house.  I think he liked his new name better.  Shadow just fit him... and this was his new start!  Unfortuantely, my house was not going to be his forever home.  Reagan (who lives indoors obviously) could sense Shadow's presence outside and Shadow could sense Reagan.  Roxie was not even born yet..   It was war 24 hours a day.  My nerves were a wreck.  So after several destroyed flowers, numerous dug-out holes, a few broken flower pots, and drool covered windows, Shadow was loaded into my Jeep (you totally should have seen me trying to lift this massive full-grown, stubborn lab into my car...) at 7:30 AM and driven to my dad. 

Shadow AND DAD were happier than I had seen both of them in awhile.  Shadow needed the companionship (since I was at work all day anyway..) and dad needed it as much as him, I suppose.  The two were quite a pair.  Shadow became known as my "little brother" quick.  Yes, we are those people who think of our animals as children.. get over it.

Things were wonderful for a long time and then one day Shadow got out of daddy's sight and took the afternoon to "explore" and found himself hot on the trail of a dog in heat.  To make a longer story short, Shadow and his girlfriend were picked up and taken to the humane society.   By the time we realized this, Shadow was forced to spend the night.  Now, I am in no way bashing anyone or any place here.  I know the humane society deals with strays on a regular basis, I'm just merely stating a fact.  During his overnight stay, Shadow caught something.  Let me tell you- you don't want to know all the details of that story, but basically it boils down to not a single person believed that dog would live, except for our daddy.

I would get off work in the evenings and go straight to their house to check on him, fearing every day that it was his last or I had already missed the chance to say goodbye.  He would just lay there and I remember one day in particular he was barely breathing. I knew it was his last time for us to be together.  I just knew it.  I laid in the yard with him for a long, long time and cried on him.  He just looked at me with those true "puppy dog eyes" as if he were saying his goodbyes too.  I settled it with him and God that day that it was okay for God to take him, to relieve his suffering.  But God had other plans for Shadow. 

My dad, being my dad, did every thing he could for that dog.  He would cook steaks three times a day, cute them up, and hand feed them to that dog.  He knew the grease needed to get in his system.  He was beginning to become malnourished from lack of eating.  Again, a long story short- Shadow responded.  Daddy honestly nursed that dog back to life.  And since then, Shadow has not been the same.  He is better.  So much better.  He got a second chance at life and he is now healthier than he has ever been. 

Sadly, not long after this, Shadow got away again but this time my dad picked him up instead of the humane society.  It was then we knew Shadow couldn't live with dad anymore either.  He was getting too brave and taking this "roaming" to a new level.  So Shadow moved again.  But this time he went to live with my brother.  Kevin has a large fenced in back yard so Shadow is free to run and play as he wants.  (My dad does not have a fenced in area, and couldn't stand "hurting his feelings" by chaining him.)  Kevin is the duplicate of my dad so Shadow loves him just as much. And vice versa.  

So, Shadow is our precious angel.  He belongs to each of us and I think he has made our lives a little brighter just by being himself.  These photos were taken yesterday.  He was so excited to see me he jumped into the swing with me, something he never, ever, does.  So I, of course, let him lick me (Ick.) and jump on me.  It's what big sisters do.. Right? :)

I love you Shadow Ray.  :)  (Don't know where Ray come from.. but I called him that and it stuck... I'm good at making names for people/animals... my family is full of interesting ones..ha!)

Well, it's almost lunch time kiddos!  This gal is hungry and looking forward to eating up some yummy cucumber that a co-worker gave me.  Check it out.. but don't be jealous.. if you were here, I'd share. 

Cucumbers and Squash.  Yum to the tum!

Everyone have a fabulous Thursday!!!! =)

Oh, and during last night's family photo attempt I tried to get a good one of me and the baby girl... Guess she wasn't into it last night. :)

Mama.. please stop.
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." 

Friday!!!!

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It's FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

I need to take a minute and wish one of the sweetest people I know a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Today at 9:09 Landin turns the big 3!  I so wish I was down there this weekend to celebrate with him, but he knows I love him and miss him!!! 

So, with that said- Landin- I LOVE YOU BABY BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am excited about the weekend!  Tonight is gonna be a fun night!  My mother, Jenna, and myself are headed downtown for the next Films on Filmore!  Tonight's showing is Pink Panther.

We are going to be meeting Tera and her kids there to enjoy some fun for a little while.  Last time we went, Jenna got sleepy and went out pretty early so I don't plan on us staying long, but we are going to try and see how long she can last.  Then Jenna bugg is probably coming home with me tonight to spend the night.  I'm not totally sure that Reagan and Roxie are going to approve, BUT I guess we will try it!

Maybe I can get that picture of the furbabies I been needing.. But don't hold your breath!

I'm not really sure what the rest of the weekend will hold... I really don't have any set in stone plans.  So this might get interesting! =)

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!!!!!!!!!
I'm linking up at:

Jenna bugg! =)

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Isn't she precious beyond words?  I know I talk about her A LOT on here, but I just cannot help it.  Being the baby of the family and my two brothers being much older than me (8 and 10 years) I was always waiting on one of them to have me a baby girl to play with.  Shawn & Heather had the two boys and honestly, we all thought that was the only grandchildren that would ever exist until I had my own someday.  Then Kevin & Jenn shocked us- completely.

When the boys were younger, Mom and I used to talk about how funny it would be to dress them up in a dress just one time to see what it felt like to have a "little girl." No, we never really did it.. but let me tell you when I found out Jenna was going to be a Jenna I was BESIDE myself with excitement.  I literally screamed here at work (They come by my work to tell me the news!) and I have been on Cloud 9 ever since. 

Jenna is my little angel and I thank God for her daily. I see her almost every day and am even more amazed every time I do.  She is growing so fast and I can't wait to see what the future holds for her.  I'm just thankful I am a part of this family and I get to be a part of her life.

Thank you God for giving me this angel. 

I'm one PROUD aunt!

Once more..

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I'm also linking up with Leigh Ashley for



{one} how many times have you been a bridesmaid/maid of honor?
Bridesmaid: 7 times
MOH: 3 times

 
{two} what’s the last thing your do before you fall asleep at night?
I watch a little television and then I read about two chapters of my Bible and my daily devotional.



{three} you just won your dream vacation, all expenses paid. where are you going?
First to the swimsuit store to buy me like 20 more swimsuits because my vacation will be in Bora Bora.  And my cell phone will NOT be present. :)



{four} what is your favorite outdoor activity?
I really like working in my flower beds.  They have been neglected so far this year, but I have some flowers just waiting for me to plant.. but truly, I love anything outdoors.  I can't stand to stay inside.



{five} as a child, what did you want to “be when you grew up”? did you end up there?
I think I was like every other little girl at some point and played with dolls, who were my "students", so naturally I thought I wanted to be a teacher.  I was so wrong.  I just don't know how people handle it.  I love children, but I cannot see myself in a teaching environment, like AT ALL.  So, did I end up there?  Well the older I got I knew it had to be something to do with paperwork and organization skills. And I suppose working in a bank takes those.. so I'll go with yes. LOL.
{six} what are 3 things your dream home would have that you don’t currently have?
A home office/library, a massive walk-in closet (I'm talking like a whole room size..), and a sunroom, for ME to enjoy while I sil my coffee and read!



{seven} what’s for dinner tonight?
I have no idea.  But I do know that Mexican is for lunch, LOL!



{eight} if someone stopped by your house unannounced on a typical Saturday night, what would they find you doing?
Honestly? In my pajames watching tv or reading a book... that is, if I'm home.  I don't stay home much anymore!



{nine} what’s your average monthly water bill?
Around $40.



{ten} what do you do to relax?
Curl up on the couch with a blanket and my two furbabies and watch us a lifetime movie until we all three fall asleep... yes, I'm serious.

Idiots.

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It's me AGAIN...

I need a little vent session here, so what better way to do that than cheap therapy, aka BLOGGING.

First up, some of you know that I work at a bank, and if you don't- then I do :)  So get this: A customer pulls up (with their mother in the car) and is cashing a check.  Okay, cool.  Customer sees that I have a "new" pen in the drawer.  She asks if she can have one (all while rambling something about last time we didn't have any of the "white ones" and the "white ones are so much cuter than the blue ones"  Can you picture me rolling my eyes right now? Because that's exactly what I wanted to do.  So I tell her,yes, I'll give her a dang pen.  Then Mom speaks up.  She wants one too.   Great, it is suddenly Christmas time at my window...

So okay, I get done cashing this check and I reach over and grab two pens and throw it all in the drawer and whip it out.  Customer picks up the two pens I put in there and the one that was already in there and askes me how she is supposed to know which ones are the "unused ones."  Are you freaking kidding me?  My answer: "I have no idea, I guess you won't ever really know. Just take all three."  Customer: No, I don't want to be greedy.  

Sure you don't.

Idiot.

These people walk and drive among you... remember that.   And speaking of, during my lunch hour this idiot came over into MY lane and about knocked me into the on-coming traffic. 

Idiot.

And if you cannot tell I'm in a bad funk today.  Certain people are getting on my nerves, basically just by breathing (harsh, I know) and some are just rubbing me the wrong way.  My mind is all boggled with a lot of just crap going on and I am tired of thinking. 

Beach in 5 weeks.   Thank goodness before someone gets slapped.

Thanks loves... I feel better now.

Watch out for the idiots. 

Tuesday Snoozeday.

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I need some pep in my step.  I'm dragging this morning for some reason.  I slept plenty, and slept good, so I don't know what my deal is.  But it needs to GO AWAY. 

Last night was fun!  Whitney & Jake come by my house for a little while.  I just love seeing them.  I love seeing two people who still love each other after this long.  11 years :)  That's the kind of love I'm going to find one day... hopefully!  Everyone cross your fingers and toes and whatever else you can possibly cross.. haha!

Anyway, Bud was coming over and Jake and Bud wanted to see each other, so we all four hung out for a little while. They watched something on tv, and I say "they" because me and Whitney had no idea what it was even talking about, hehe! But we were good sports, weren't we WJK? =)

It was wonderful to get to see them.  I wish they LIVED CLOSER. =) But tonight I'm going over to watch the boys play in the pool so I'm excited about that!!!! =) 

That's about all I got today...not much else going on in this gal's world!
Have a fabulous day!

STILL..

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Yes, I'm still having some issues.  I am so undecided about what I want my blog to look like, and so it is going to stay as is utnil I feel like messing with it again.  Actually I don't have time to right now.. It is the 3rd of the month.  That's NOT a good time for us bank people! =)

Everyone have a safe & fun weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FYI.

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I am under construction.... obviously. 

Bare with me!

Thursday Tales.

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Not much to post today... or at least I just don't feel very talkative..

Last night was fun though!  Cassie and I left the bank soon as closing time hit and we met at our usual "spot" and I jumped in the car with her (as she said, it her turn to drive this time! We are cool and keep, hehe!) and we flew down to Tupelo.  Okay, no, that was not a reference that I think she sped down there.  I am fine with how she drives.  I like people who drive fast.  Although we did see quite a few troopers on the way there and back, sneaky ones!

We did some shopping & returning.  I was afraid Cassie might go to jail for the amount of things she returned to Old Navy, but all is well. =)  hehe!  We had fun swimsuit shopping for Chloe and buying every suit they had.

We both got us some more lotion thanks to those B&BW coupons we snagged on our last trip!
I got Forever Sunshine bath gel. ( I got the lotion last trip and I am IN LOVE with the stuff.  It is heaven in a bottle to me.)
Forever Sunshine™ Shower Gel - Signature Collection - Bath & Body Works
I also picked up a small size of Forever Sunshine in the lotion and bath gel to take on my beach trip so I won't have to carry the big bottles.  And I got an extra bottle of lotion for work.  I am very prepared to be non-ashy now! ;)

I'm getting very excited about this weekend!  I am heading out to Aberdeen tomorrow as I can get out of work and go feed the dogs one last time!  Landin's birthday party is this weekend and I wouldn't miss it for the world.  I got his present last night.   He is really into dinosaurs, and I've bought him plenty already but this one had to better, I mean it isn't every day you turn 3, right?! =)  So he got this....
Toy Story Rex Dinosaur -  Thinkway - Toys"R"Us
Isn't he cute?  When you squeeze him, he ROARS at you.  And the harder you squeeze, the louder he gets.  Yes, Cassie and I tried it out.  Awesomeness. 
Anyway, it is going to be a blast...

Well that's about all I got folks. 

P.S.- If my blog starts looking weird, its because I need a new layout and I'll be "trying some on" =)

"Be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi