Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Thankfullness

As my last day of work this is probally my last post. I have so much to do and so little time to do it in. Also my family is all in so watch out, we will be having a crazy time together for the next 4 days! But I think its important to post why I am so Thankful!

1. Nate- my soul mate, my best friend, the reason I laugh everyday. He is for sure my shoulder to lean on and my clown. Everyone always ask how married life is...well its get better everyday as we learn and experience new things

2. The rents- My parents, as they celebrate their thirty years together I am so thankful to still have them together and healthy. The did such a great job with all of us kids and they are truely the back bone of our family

3. My siblings- We are so goofy and have so much fun together. I am Thankful for our closeness and togetherness through all these years. They truely are my happiness

4. Nieces and Nephews- Wow, I never knew I could love someone else's kids so much, but my heart runeth over for these little ones

5. My inlaws-They are so caring and giving. They would do anything for us and we love to do things with them

6. My friends- These people should be right up there with family, without them I am not who I am!!!!

7. I have to stop sometime, so these all get thrown in together.......Turkey dressing, pumpkin pie and sweet pot. I am so ready to eat all this great stuff and be so thankful that my belly is full!!!!

Nate and I will start at my parents house who host our big family Thanksgiving then over the hills and through the woods to his grandma's house. We are soooo lucky our family lives so close so we can visit with everyone! This means twice the food...yummm:) Then friday up early on Friday (around 4) to catch all the good bargains.

Happy Thanksgiving..what are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

30 years, 3 kids, 3 grandkids and 24 dogs

30 years in the making. It says something that my parent are still together after all these years, I know I am so fortunate to have them together because many kids my age can't say the same. I am sure it was no easy road but they made it...the stuck it out and now can lay back and relax.

My parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on November 17th. We didn't get to celebrate with them because Dad was working out of town, but over Thanksgiving weekend we are throwing them a small bash. I mean, 30 years of marriage is for sure worth something right? When I am married to Hubby for 30 years someone better be throwing me a bash because I can only imagine the roller coaster ride it takes to get to 30years! 30 years, 3 kids, 3 grandkids and the 24 dogs or so inbetween all of this....we owe them!!!!

Friday night we are taking them to eat at a fancy little place about 20 minutes from their house. It will be just the siblings and the parents. We will wine and dine them and lead them to think that this is all they are getting. However, what they don't know is their house will be reconstructed in those 2 hours to a party place. When we finish eating we will head back to their house where 30 or so of close family and friends will greet them with a yell of Suprise!!!! This is where the real party will begin. We will have a wedding cake, old wedding pictures, plenty of drinks and a little music to top it off. My family will be at their house as soon as we all leave to eat to set it up! It should make for a great night and I can't wait to show pics of all of it

So in 30 years when I am blogging about my grandkids, the dog that just passed and how my hubby is still hunting and working all the time, remind me how I deserve a 30 year bash.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My dear friends

I saw this here, and thought it was just the idea to blog about. I have been through so much lately that friends have been very important to me. They have helped me, talked to me, drank with me and most importantly made me laugh.

My best friend ever!!!I say the everything friend because Hannah is my everything friend. She is my best friend and will always be.She is the friend who listens and isn't affraid to tell me the truth. When I need to know an honest answer to something she will give it to me, but in that sweet I wont hurt your feelings way. She listens and listens and listens to me.....she knows me from inside out. Everything there is to know she knows (which might be scary). She is always the one to lift my spirits. She can make me laugh and give up anything to be by my side in a heartbeat. She knows when we need a girls day out or just a talk on the phone. I don't get through my days, weeks without her. We have been friends for at least 10 years and it is always fun to relive time with her. We will always be best friends, not a doubt in my mind. She also just started a blog, so check it out!!!!

Carrie, man where do I even start. I have seriously know her since 1st grade. We have been through skating ring birthday parties to bar hopping birthday parties. She is the kindess most geneous person I know. She always has an open ear and always has the postive feed back I need. She is for sure my uplifter. You can't have a negative attitude around this girl because she is always so postive. I thank God for Carrie and although we dont' see each other as much as we would like, everytime she is in town we always make time to have a drink and gossip.

My sister in Law Jin, is the friend that I have never had. We only met 5 or so years ago and we haven't always been like sisters but we made the adjustment. Now, I can't go a week or even a couple days without her. She lives very close to me now, and that is even better. She is an honest friend and the friend that I envy. I envy her with the way she is a great mother, a great wife and a always has a great attitude. She is always honest with me and will listen like nobody else. When I cry she will cry with me or for me. She knows how to have a good time and girl talks with her are the best!!!! I am so happy for it to me my mom, me and my sister Jin all the time!

Jenny and I have had our outs, but one thing about it she is always having fun and up for an adventure. She is the care free friend who is still having the best time of her life. I love when she comes into town because you always know you are going to have a blast doing whatever you do. She is honest and will tell you or anybody else exactly what is on her mind.

Garrett..well he is my best guy friend. I have known him since I was 4. He was the little red headed punk all through grade school and well that has never changed. He will always give me a hard time and pick on me much like a brother, but he always knows when I need just a pat on the back or a call when I am having a rough time. He is brutely honest (aren't most guys) but knows how to have a blast. His wife Linz has always become a part of my life and I cherish her very much. She is fun to do everything with..and is always up for girl parties or dinner dates.

Gina, is my work friend but also so much more. I knew her before I got the job I have now and we were good friends before seeing each other everyday. Now that we get the pleasure of seeing each other all the time we have become great friends. We have been through so much in this last year and its great to have some to come to during the day to vent, cry or even laugh with. You would think working with someone everyday would get old, but it never does. We always find a new subject and always try to make the best out of everything. We even like to have a great time on the weekend after seeing each other everyday. She is my secret keeper!

Distance makes the heart grow founder. My cousin Annah has always been my bestest friend. We grew up as close as sisters and although we are in different areas now we will always be close. We finish each others sentences and often dress the same without knowing. I know we will always be close and when life gets settled for us both we will pick up where we left off

Nothing to explain mom and I have that great bond. I could go on and on but we have an awesome relationship that requires us to talk daily. Basicly she is awesome!

Nate...I am not going to go on and on here either, I wouldn't have married him if he wasn't my best friend. I could write books on this guy, but basicly he is my protector, lover, friend, witness and my life time partner

OK...way too long. So tell me about your friends

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Ornament Exchange

I am starting a new tradition...hopefully it will turn out great enough for a tradition. I am hosting my first Christmas ornament exchange on Sunday after December 7th. Some of the family thought of the idea, and since I love hosting parties I knew I would have it. I am totally new to all of this so I might need some ideas of yours..ok ok.

First thing is first....I will be decorating my house for the next couple of weeks. I am dragging out all my decorations and I hope to be totally done after Thanksgiving. These means the inside and out. I want all my decor done long before th party

Second..the food?? I am unsure to make a big pot of chili with plenty of sweets or appetizers and sweets. There are so many ideas but not sure what people will want at the party. It will start around 3 and end whenever the last person leaves. This means it can run into dinner time. I was thinking Chili with all the fixens, some vegetable pizza for appetizers, some chips and dip, and plenty of this too much?

Third..plenty of Christmas music in the background. I have some of my favorite I will be playing

Fourth....I purchased a second smaller tree to hang all the ornaments. Not really sure how this all works but I want my tree on display so we don't get the ornaments mixed up. So I suppose everyone will place the ornaments on the small tree (just for this party)and we will choose off that tree. I am guessing we will draw numbers for ornaments. This is still a bit fuzzy so I need yoru suggestions?

Fifth.....the drinks. Wine, coffee, and whatever else we can come up with. I know the sister is supposed to make some festive drinks but I will need a couple more ideas. Any christmas drinks out there??

I will pick out some pics tomorrow of ideas I have, but for right now I need some feed back. Come on...I know all of you creative people out there.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I need .......

....... to give myself a girls day/night out. I need girls around me who make me laugh till I cry, girls how know that my wine glass always need to stay full. I need to be able to gossip with the best of them and just let all my inner feelings out! learn to conserve money better. Lately my money has just been flying out the windows, being spend on stuff I want and not need. deep clean my house..I mean really get organized. I think its the beginning of a winter slump. All spring and summer I am more into cleaning than I am in the winter. wake up in the mornings with a smile on my face. Again, this winter slumb leaves me feeling bumbed some days. My life is not that bad, I have it great actally! finalize my christmas list. I want it all done and wrapped way before the christmas craziness sets in. I am not a last minute person, I need my ducks in a row. make a hair appt. My roots are showing badly and I need that 2 hours of down time. play with my puppy more! trust more, I am having trust issues with a friend and they don't know it really. I feel as if I am giving them all my trust. stop telling you things I need because I could go on and on

Ok this was fun, kind of venting a little but fun! I got it from here. Take a minute and do it, and let me know if you do :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Already time for Christmas lists and list....

and lists. I can't believe the time has come to start making christmas list. A list for everyone I have to buy for. A list for myself. A list for my budget ( I am always bad at this). Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas time but can't believe it is already that time. However, I am putting up decorations within the next couple of week. I know its waaaayy early. But it takes so long to get my decorations up, maybe I decorate way too much, but I just can't see putting all the effort into it for only a couple weeks. I am ready. I am ready to decorate the inside of my house. We wont decorate the outside until after Thanksgiving but the inside will be done soon.

So pack to the list...I can't think of anything I need/want. Last year I wanted a new camera and that was my big item and I got that.....this year, nothing. I have one thing on my list so far.

1. Ugg Boots. With it being this cool already this winter I decided I had to have a pair.....and I talked my sister in law into getting a pair with. ( I wasn't sure if I could pull them off?)

Yep thats my list so far?

Anybody else have a list already, I need ideas!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Adventures in babysitting

As you know, this weekend Nate and I got the privelage of keeping Cooper all weeknd. I picked him up on Friday afternoon and we did some serious shopping. Ok , not serious at all. I picked up some things for him at Target and picked up some light groceries. It was soooo chilly on Friday night that we ordered in food instead of dragging him out in the wind ...burrrrr.

Saturday we were up early ( it was actually nice for once because I got plenty of stuff done before 8:30). Then we headed to visit Great grandma and grandpa. They were happy to visit with him and spoil him.

Saturday came with a sad loss brothers dog was put to sleep. We had no choice in the matter and it had to be done. Tyrus was his name and he was 8 years old. Ever since my brother left the military 5 years ago Tyrus has been living with my mom. He was such a great dog and lived a great life. He will be sadly missed by all....I shed some tears for him on Saturday!!!

Back to happier times, Sunday we took Cooper to church early. It was fun getting him all dressed up in his big boy jeans and taking him with us. He is such a character these days. Always laughing and smiling and really keeping us entertained!!!! We enjoyed him so much. We actually will have him tonight again. One more night before his mom comes home to see him!!! Tomorrow is Veternans day, a holiday for us, and since I am off I get to spend the day with Cooper, and wait for everyone to arrive home :)

I will return on will be nice to have a break on a Tuesday!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Oh the Joys of being an Aunt!

I hate our family all being spread out, my dad started it. My dad took a job with the company Traylor Bros. (building bridges) around 8 years and has been traveling around the states every since. Then my oldest brother thought he would indulge in the fun and he moved with my dad leaving my sister in law and kids here for us to spoil. Then a couple weeks ago my baby brother took a job with dad moving him across the states too. Yep, all the men are down south working. Well this weekend my mother, sister in law and the two oldest kids will be going for a visit.

Wait you say, I know there is a third kid in their somewhere....Yep cooper (3 months) is staying the weekend with Aunt KK and Uncle Nate.

We are going to have so much fun with this little guy!!!! We can't wait!

Although, I hate to miss a trip :( I am sooooo upset that I wont be going on this 4 day adventure with the family. We have so much dang fun together. I will be calling everyday and they will be rubbing it in on how much fun they are having. BUT, I will have Cooper with me so we will be having just as much fun. I will have to just wait till Thanksgiving, thats the next time I will be with the whole family :) Gosh I miss them.

So have fun mom, sister and kids and Cooper will be in great hands! We have adventures in mind already..and if he is a little spoiled when you get back, dont' blame it on me??

I know he will miss his mommy but I will take plenty of pics!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My first!

I have never been tagged...can you believe it?? I so blog popular (this is a joke) have never been tagged till now. Thanks Newlywoodards, I appreaciate the tag. I am supposed to tell you 7 random things, which is odd b/c I feel like my whole blog is sheets of randomness. But we go!

1. I can't stand to be cuddled, touched or so much as breathed on at night. I know, I should want to cuddle up with my husband b/c thats what girls always want, Well I am not that kinda girl. I want my own covers and I like my own space. This goes as far as lying on the couch as well. Just don't touch me and we are all happy

2. I am very outspoken and this can get me in trouble a lot. I dont' know when to hold back and when to speak my mind. Sometimes this is a great quailty and other times it gets me in trouble. I get this trait from my daddy. My mother is very reserved and never speaks out, my father on the other hand seems to be more real. When someone hurts my feelings, or causes someone I love pain I tend to tell them about. I speak about what values I hold dearly, politics or anything that can lead to discussion. I love a heated disucussion over religoin or politics....I love to argue and I love to speak my mind. But I am doing better...I have learned to control my tounge b/c my husband says I should do better!!!!

3. I am scared of my own shadow. I live in the country now and I wont go outside after dark unless Nate is with me. I know...grow up...if Nate is away for work, I stay at my mom's.

4. I am never completely happy with the way my hair is. The color the cut..doesn't matter, I am never happy. I often compare my hair with other peoples and think what is wrong with mine. I want to die my hair dark all the time but never do. I was born a blonde and I guess will always stay a blonde but envy all the burnetts out there

5. I don't function in the mornings at all....dont' talk to me or call me too early b/c I will be oscar or have no idea what we talked about. I dont' do well until I have my caffeine in me. On my way to work I fill my coffee cup and have my down time and I am great after 8!

6. I get a giggly feeling all inside me when I get comments on my blog. This comes from me loving people...really...I know I speak my mind but I love making new friends. You can never have enough girls who understand you.

7. I only make my bed when company is coming over. The husband doesn't care if its made so why should I? I know, I try to do better but I just can't get myself to make it.

Ok, I know these are far from funny or even anything slightly attention grabbing but they are random and thats what I was supposed to do. And I am supposed to tage 7 people so here we go:

Three Ladies and a Dad


Andrea may have just done this??

Glamorous Housewife.....pretty sure you have been tagged already!



Thanks for doing this gals!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ghost and Gomblin.....or Flappers and NBA Stars

What a great weekend...I hope everyone's was just as fun. I have lots of pics but wont bore you with all of them. Friday I trick or treated with the niece and nephews. It was a lot of fun..probally more fun for me than the kiddos. Here is Rageddy Ann and Andy!

Red Hot chili Pepper Cooper!!! Isn't he just a Gerber baby?

kailee and Cooper enjoying halloween!!!! And this next picture cracks me up....Liam...who does he look like in the pic?? Wizard of Oz maybe...the minituare people!!! hahah
Here is Aunt KK getting some quaility time with Ann and Andy
NOW for the Adult party on Saturday night. Nate and I decided not to dress up as anything matching...we both just did our own things. So Thursday evening I picked out a flapper outfit. It was a cutsie outfit and the wig I wore through people off for a while. Now Nathan's outfit was great, he chose to be a NBA player and he really played the part. We threw his outfit together last minute but it was fun. My sister in law was a cutsie cocktail :)

Here we are at the party with hunter Annah.

The host of the party Kim and Lee...they were headed to the Kentucky Derby...isn't this clever?

Every good Jockey needs a is Kim and Lee's racing horse/dog Bently

We had a great weekend as you can tell!!!