Thursday, January 27, 2011


Today is the day I skip the dieting! Today is the day that T-town’s newest cupcake shop opened..Gigi’s!

And they have realllly yummy cupcakes!

Here’s what we got today!


I got Carrot Cake, Allison got Tiramisu and Brad got Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Mine and Allison’s are GREAT! We didn’t try Brad’s because he is still at work and that’s just mean! ha! That picture really doesn’t do the cupcakes justice! Al snapped that with her iphone just before we dug in…no time to dig out the good camera! ha! The icing is at least two inches.

And I didn’t want to leave the hubs out, but he would have knocked me in the head if I would have brought him one! He’s way more serious about his diet that I am.

I hope your Thursday was as fabulous as mine!

xoxo and I’m on a sugar high,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Daddy is WRAPPED!

Tonight at bath time I asked Reece who she wanted to give her a bath. Normally I give her one. She said, “DADDY!!!!” Her face was covered in lipstick and eye shadow because I was letting her play with make-up. She jumped off the couch, ran over to Josh, gave him a big ole smooch and said, “Daddy, Please give me a bath!” Guess what they are doing right now!

She is so funny with him. She knows exactly how to work him! I don’t have a clue where she learned that from! :)


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I’m on a diet. Kinda sorta. It’s more like a life change than a diet. Several months ago I pretty much quit eating fried food. I would still have the occasional french fry or boneless wings, but that was cutting WAY back. Then I cut back to one Mt. Dew per day.

After all that I decided that I seriously wanted to lose 15 pounds. So now I’m watching every single thing that goes in my mouth and counting calories.

I’ve lost 5 pounds in one week. And that was with a cheat day because I had the stomach bug and didn’t care what I ate as long as it stayed down. It was all about survival at that point! ha!

My BIGGEST issue is sweets. I DOUBLE TRIPLE HEART SWEETS! I can’t help myself…it’s in my blood! I love to bake also, so that’s a problem. I haven’t had a brownie batter blizzard in months…so that’s a start! ha! Peanut M & M’s are mine and Reece’s favorite…of course she’s still eating them but I will NOT!

I broke up with regular Mt. Dew and switched to diet. I NEVER in a million years thought that would happen..but, once I started counting those calories it seemed like SUCH a waste! I plan to axe the dew altogether once I don’t get a headache from missing it!

Hubby is back on his diet. He works out on his lunch break. I need to start exercising again…one thing at a time people!

xoxo and please pass the grilled chicken,

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Peyton!

Our sweet baby boy is SEVEN today! I can’t believe it! Little ones grow so fast. You really have to cherish every single second. Peyton is catching up with Griffin, he may even outweigh him. He is almost as tall as Griff.

His party is tonight! It’s going to be so much fun! This is actually the third birthday party that Peyton has had at this place!(Griffin has had parties there too!) He LOVES having his parties there. So do I because the only thing I have to bring is cake! They provide everything else, I mean EVERYTHING!

Woot to the wooty woot woot! :)

Happy Birthday sweet boy! We love you so much!DSC_0277xoxo,

Friday, January 14, 2011


Here’s our new boy! He fits right in at our house. He’s spoiled rotten already and the biggest lap dog I have EVER seen! I think he weighs 93 pounds right now. He is super sweet but I have no doubt that if the need was there he would tear someone up if they messed with me, Josh or the kids! Reece LOVES to boss him around…it’s so funny because he is bigger than her but he minds her! He loves his duck as you will see in the pictures…it squeaks which is a little annoying but he knows exactly how to make it squeak and doesn’t do it while anyone is sleeping! :)DSC00184 163253_10150114657037938_509012937_7707023_508532_n 163749_10150114655977938_509012937_7707003_2890735_n LOVES to sleep like this! Ignore our crate, it’s been outside unused for a while!164067_10150114656437938_509012937_7707012_7989675_n 165104_10150114656352938_509012937_7707009_5455476_n 165669_10150114656837938_509012937_7707016_3903980_n 166561_10150114656552938_509012937_7707014_6925194_n Ignore my mess in the floor, I just wanted you to see how big he is compared to Chippie! Oh and she bosses him too!167501_10150114657147938_509012937_7707025_3652238_n DSC00168 With his foster Dad and Sister…DSC00173 So sweet!DSC00172

We’re loving having a dobie around again! :)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Photo Shoot!

I just remembered that I never posted the pictures from our Christmas Card photo shoot! Here they are! And there are not as many of Griffin as there are of Peyton and Reece. Sue me. I recall him having a VERY ADHD afternoon that day and being very difficult to photograph!

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Still my favorite!DSC_0321 (1) DSC_0327 DSC_0329 DSC_0359 DSC_0383

I think for next Christmas it would be super cute if I had a little pooch in the Christmas card picture! Don’t you?!?! :)


Sunday, January 9, 2011

He said/She said

A couple of nights ago Peyton and Griffin were running around the house playing when Peyton stopped to talk to me. “Mom, what if me and Griffin get another baby brother?!?” Before I could get anything out of my mouth Reece chimmed in and said not so politely,” UM NO! You are not getting a baby brudder cause I’m getting a baby sisser!”

Lord help us!


Thursday, January 6, 2011


Yeppers! I’m just now there, folks!

Our Christmas was spread out over four days again this year. I’m loving it! Makes it last longer and it’s not really so rushed!

Christmas Eve Eve we spent with Big Mama. Love this woman more than anyone could ever imagine! DSC_1866 DSC_1869 DSC_1870 DSC_1871

My sweet little nephew is getting so big!!

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Christmas Eve lunch we spent at my Mom’s, where we surprised Pop with a new puppy!DSC_1888

He had NO clue! So much fun! DSC_1889 DSC_1890 DSC_1891


Your eyes do not deceive you! There are two puppies in the picture! Katie got a new baby too!

The kiddos got bean bags that were a huge hit! The dress that Reece has on was mine when I was little! My mom made it. I wish I would’ve got a better picture of her in it, it has really pretty green smocking.



I don’t have a picture of Griff on his bean bag…probably because Bella was hogging it! :)


Patiently waiting!


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Sugar for Aunt Al!DSC_1933

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Nope, you’ve never seen cheeks as sweet as those!

Ben and Katie..had to snap a cute pic of these two because I knew the next time I saw them they would be engaged! I heart secrets! heehee! Ignore her Auburn shirt, she’s having a moment. Or something.


INSANE attempt to try to get a pic of MiMi, Pop and the grandkids…DSC_1957

And then Christmas Eve night we had dinner at Josh’s grandparents!

Fun with her other Aunt Katie!DSC_1965

She was SO excited when she realized what was in there!DSC_1972


Griffin with PawPaw! LOVE this pic! Melt me!DSC_1974


I conclude that Josh and I make REALLY beautiful babies!

Hubs and his siblings and cousinsDSC_1983

Griffin sneaking in a pic…DSC_1984

Maw Maw and Paw Paw with their boys and wives. Maw Maw said, “This is as close as you’ve been to me in 15 years Earl!” And I about DIED, my friends!DSC_1985

Next came Christmas morning! I’m NOT posting what Santa brought because I’m that embarrassed! He brought way too much. And I was very disappointed in him! ha!

Well, here’s part of it. DSC_1986

I know it’s nuts.

Reece-bug woke up first DSC_1999

And was followed quickly by her brothersDSC_2001 DSC_2002 DSC_2006 DSC_2007 DSC_2013 DSC_2011 DSC_2010

We hung out most of the day, put things together, watched movies, played the Kinect and then headed to Gigi and Papa’s for dinner!

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The day after Christmas we did Christmas with Josh’s parents!

My sweet little niece was SO excited she got to hold the cat! hahaha!

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Marshmellow found her a nice spot under the tree!DSC_2052

Josh and his DadDSC_2054 DSC_2057

Griff with Aunt Katie and Uncle MattDSC_2060

Reece and GrannaDSC_2061

Janna with her new baby!DSC_2063

WHEW! That about wraps it up! We hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas!