Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pageant Queen

I was never into doing any type of Beauty Pageant when I was growing up. It was just not my thing. You would think since I was a cheerleader that I would have been all up in that but, no thanks! Apparently my daughter got a different gene(well now that I’m typing this my Grandmother WAS very much into pageants! She was Ms. Senior Alabama!!!). She’s been pretty adamant lately about doing a pageant. But she is SO shy around strangers… I don’t know what to think.

I watch Toddlers and Tiaras because I think it’s HI-larious. She watches with me and that’s when she started talking about it. I will NEVER be like those moms! EVER! Then Monday we went to try on my dress for the wedding and the lady that owns the shop started talking about how poised she is and how she should be in pageants…so I asked Reece if she wanted to look at dresses and she said yes…then asked if she wanted to try one on and at first she said no then changed her mind! I mean, how cute is she???photo

Hands ON the hips! hee hee!

And just for fun here’s my Grandmother’s picture! I’m sure she’s flaunting a ginormous crown in Heaven!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Working Hard or Hardly Working??

Our server crashed at our office over the weekend. All of our computers run off of it. We can use our computers for emails and such but the big programs we use to do everyday things are on the server…that’s been in the hospital since yesterday morning!

It had to be wiped completely clean and all of our files had to be restored. Fun times. We should have it back in the morning! I sure hope so because I can’t stand being behind like this!!

So today the sister and I tackled an office project! We decided our dry erase board needed an Extreme Makeover! See all those little lines??DSC_0787We scrubbed them all off! DSC_0788And what fun would we be without a self portrait??!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

KT’s Lingerie Shower

Ok folks, this post is rated NC-17! Get the kiddos away from the computer!

There, you have been warned! :)

Allison and I hosted our step-sister Katie’s lingerie shower this weekend. It was fun and she got some GREAT stuff! It would have been even GREATER had I not lost my gift. For reals. Still can’t find it!

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DSC_0752DSC_0758 DSC_0756DSC_0760DSC_0766 DSC_0759 DSC_0770 And that gives you a good sneak peak at my kitchen! :) I’m not trying to be shady about posting more pictures of the house..I’ve just got three kiddos and a hubby to take care of and haven’t had time to get everything like I want it! :)DSC_0771 DSC_0775Us with Mom :)

DSC_0779 We played a game with Katie that was SO funny. We had asked Ben(the Groom!) to come up with several questions for Katie. Just random stuff that she should know the answer to! Each time she got a question wrong, she had to put a piece of gum in her mouth! At the end of it she had SIX pieces of gum in her mouth! SO funny! My camera died so I don’t have pictures of the fat cheeks! boo.DSC_0780 She may or may not hate us for this! bahahahahaha!


I hope your weekend was as fun as ours!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tay Tay is the FAVORITE!

My little nephew is the cutest little guy. He calls me Tay Tay, Josh is Uncle Josh(he really can say it!) and Griffin, Peyton and Reece are coushins(cousins)! Love.

Yesterday I brought him one of those little pink snowball cakes and sent it home from work with Allison. A little while later I got this picture!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday E!

Our sweet niece turned FOUR last week! That’s just insane-o to me! Her party was Saturday at the place where she and Reece take gymnastics! It’s so fun because the adults get to play too! :)

I believe Griffin had more fun than anyone! His head was soaking wet with sweat and he didn’t want to leave. DSC_0725


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hairy Situation

I think I blogged about this several months ago. Reece has been asking to get her hair cut as short as mine for a while now. While I think it would be SO cute, I’m just not ready for that. I still like to put her hair up in pigtails! So a couple of months ago she got her hair cut just below her shoulders. She loved it but she has still been asking for it “short like mommys”.

I had a hair appointment yesterday. Since we live in the boonies now, I’m not taking Reece all the way home and coming all the way back for my hair appointments. I would just rather take her with me. Plus, she’s no trouble at all. She just sits and eats a snack. Well on Monday when I told her we were going Tuesday to get my hair done she said, “And me too!!! I get my hair cut short like yours!”

Crapity crap!

I texted my fantabulous hair dresser to see if she could cut hers too. And of course she said yes!

Reece settled for a few highlights…

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I AM KIDDING!! We were just having a little fun!

…and about shoulder length! :)

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I think it’s cute as pie!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Chickens and Pinterest

First of all, I LOVE me some Pinterest! I think it’s just fabulous! For those of you who haven’t heard about it, it’s a website where you can “pin” different things you find around the internet. That way, when you find an idea for something you won’t forget about it or where you found it! PLUS you follow all your friends and even people you don’t know and get all their ideas too! You have different “boards” to pin things on so you can keep organized! Love!

About chickens. Hubs We eat ALOT of eggs at our house. And so we decided when we were moved into the country we would get chickens! Then once we moved Hubs decided that we would wait until spring. I didn’t really want to wait because it takes several months for the chicks to grow and start laying eggs plus when I want something I want it NOW but he wants to get the coop built and have it ready for them, which makes sense.

And that’s where chickens and pinterest come together! I found the cutest, most fabulous chicken coop on there! Isn’t it so cute?!?!ChickenHouseAnd here’s the blog it came from

Ours won’t look exactly like this but it will be very similar! It will probably be early spring before we get chickens. I want at least one “furry” one! Like Tori Spellings..

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I doubt very seriously that I’ll be dressing mine up! haha!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It’s a “c” not an “s” By golly!

When we picked out Reece’s name(she’s Isabella Reece) we didn’t purposely spell her name with a “c” instead of an “s”. That’s just how we started spelling it and that was how it was going to be! It’s most definitely spelled both ways, Reece and Reese.

In Reece’s school’s computer system or somewhere they have it spelled with an “s”. So each year when she “moves up” I have to tell the new teacher they have it spelled wrong. Yes, I’ve told the daycare…everything I get from them is spelled correctly, it’s must be just one little spot where they have it spelled wrong.

Now that the priss knows how to spell her name she handles things herself! Last night we were in the kitchen and she said to me,”Mommy, Ms. Belissa(Melissa) spelled my name R-E-E-S-E today and my name is spelled R-E-E-C-E and I TELD her that she spelled my name wrong and it’s REECE!”

I heart her!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to School

The kiddies went back to school today! YIPPEE! I think they were getting kind of bored. Peyton was FOR SURE ready to go back. Griffin notsomuch. But whatever. That’s just how it is I guess.

DSC_0677I forgot to mention about Peyton loosing all of his teeth at one time! They just kept falling out and now he’s all snaggly! haha! Actually he lost one of his front teeth, then he lost the tooth on the other side of the other front he looked like a pirate! Then he lost the other front tooth and sometime in there he lost another top tooth. I think it’s cute!

DSC_0680 Reece actually started her new room at school last week. I was nervous because the teacher she has has only been there a few months, but ReeRee seems to love her!


And then there’s Griffin! Apparently he HATES school and he HATES me. ha. I try not to let the kids get under my skin when they say ugly things to me because they are mad at me but sometimes…like I don’t know after I’ve spent a TON of money on them for things, it really jabs me when they are mean! I also tell myself that if they think I’m mean every now and then, then that just means I’m doing my job as a mom! DSC_0683 Annnnddd this is how he was really looking at me all morning…


If anything, I’m honest!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Road Rage

Most of y’all I’m sure saw my tweet yesterday about almost getting shot. I really wasn’t kidding, I thought the big ole black lady was indeed going to shoot me or harm me in some way.

I was out running errands for work yesterday and was in a turn lane to turn left onto a main road. For you local peeps I was on University Blvd. making a left onto Lurleen Wallace. Well, for umpteen gagillion years now there has only been one turn lane there. And unless you are looking down at the road you have NO idea that they made the lane beside the main turn lane a turn or go straight lane now!! The traffic was too heavy for me to even see the road in front of me…so I had no clue. Well the lady in the lane to my right started driving straight and then decided that she was going to turn left and almost hit me, so I blew the horn…to keep her from hitting me. Once we turned we were at a red light and she was in front on me. She proceeded to open her door and get out and walk towards my car.

I kid you NOT, my friends!

So I ignored her but acted like I was reaching for something like, I don’t know, a gun! She then got back in her car and said something to her son, who looked to be about 10 years old. He jumped up in the back window and SHOT ME A BIRD!!!!!

I do not kid. That’s how we need to be teaching our kids. Way to go.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Our Weekend

I’m going to try my best to get back on the bloggy train! I’ve just had blogger’s block I guess! We went to the beach for several days last week and didn’t really even take enough pictures to do a blog post with! Lazy, maybe?

My step-sister, Katie, is getting married in a few weeks. Allison and I are hosting a lingerie shower for her at my house! Sounds fun! And it will be except I still don’t feel settled enough! So I spent a lot of my weekend trying to settle in a little more!

The kids wanted to cook, so we did! They made Whoopie Pies…which were Yummo! And they also made those little english muffin pizzas that we made a while back! Well, I should say Reece made the whoopie pies because the only thing the boys wanted to do was put the sprinkles on!


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DSC_0675 Yesterday was Open House at the boys’ new school! I was SO nervous because they don’t post the class rolls outside of the school anywhere beforehand. You have to just walk to where the classrooms your grade is and the list is posted outside the door! Insane? I think so! It really ended up not being too bad, once we figured out where the classrooms might be. The teachers were SUPER nice and very welcoming for us newbies! Peyton’s teacher actually taught Allison! I remember her from elementary school and she was so nice and a great teacher so I’m excited about that! She was also excited when she found out that Peyton came from the same school she used to teach at! :)

Here’s to my favorite 2nd and 3rd grader having a fantabulous new school year!!!!