Friday, February 27, 2009


THE RULES:Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

Step 2: tag—eight other un-tagged people

Favorite football team: COLTS!

What are you wearing now? jeans, sweatshirt and my tennis shoes! awww..I love a casual work enviroment

What color is your bedroom? One wall is deep red the other three are tan

What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading? Jenny Lee's Blog

Do you nap a lot? Not usually a lot. The only time I can nap is Sundays...and not because thats the only time I have, thats just really the only time my body will let me. weird I know.

Who was the last person you hugged? The Hubby.

What’s your current obsession/addiction? Girl Scout Cookies...dang girl scouts stay away from my door next year!

What was the last thing you said aloud? are going to be late (to a co-worker)

What websites do you always visit when you go online? blogger, facebook and random window shopping!

What was the last thing you bought? Fish for lunch

What are you listening to right now? it!

What movie are (or were!) you most excited to show your kids? Gone with the Wind...and Varisty Blues!

If you could have any super power, what would it be? to slow time down

What time do you usually get up? 6:45-7 am

What is your most challenging goal right now? Getting motivated..whether its to clean or cook or work out or anything! I am the most unmotivated I have ever been in LIFE.

Say something to the person who tagged you: Well Jenny Lee you didn't tag me, but I love you and thought I would reconize you!

If you could have a house–totally paid for, fully furnished–anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? Right where I am because if this house is paid for then I could rent one by the beach..hehe

Favorite vacation spot? Sunshine, drinks and all inclusive is all I need

What is your favorite children’s book? The Napping house!

Name one thing you just can’t resist no matter how bad it is for you: ummm...gosh I will get back to you. See question above where I am totally unmotivated, well that basicly says I can't resist anything

What gives you goosebumps (the good kind) ?? Nate's smile, my nieces and nephews being drawn to me...talking to a dear friend on the phone

If you could have any job in the world , what would it be? Event planner...a small one, I dont' big jobs that stress me out!


Favorite Sport: baseball or football

Favorite Animal: that would have to be brand new puppies.....speaking of puppies, hubs and I were talking about dogs last night. Macey will never be replaced in my heart, but I need to move one. I didn't get enough feed back the first time from you all, Will a new puppy fill my empty wounds from Macey...should I try to get a new one?? If I do what kind do u suggest??

I did NOT

The Dr. Specialist appointment went well. I fell in love with him!!! He is a joker but very serious about his work. If anyone needs a good doc in the St.Louis area, he is an answer to your prayers! He was pleased with my doctor here and thinks she is wonderful.....that makes me feel good! Basically he ran a couple more test, looked me over and suggested a couple things for baby making. He thinks myself and my body are completely normal..woohoo..and hopes the third time is a charm! I could go on and on about the appointment but nobody wants to hear that. So overall I was pleased with the visit..I am not some alien trying to make a baby just someone who had a couple mishaps along the way! We are praying for the next baby making series to work, if NOT, then he will try more aggressive treatments.
My friend Michelle, always does a fun post about what she did NOT reality these are all things she has done. I thought I would give it a try!
I did NOT sit on my couch last night for 3 and a half hours glued to nonsense T.V. when my house is dirty. I would never do that. I did NOT drive 85 all the way to St.Louis worrying I would be late, when I was 45 mins early. I did NOT have a bad attitude all day yesterday because I cant' drink soda or tea, no way not me. I did NOT turn on every light in my house last night because I am so scared to stay by myself. I did NOT eat everything in site at Jack-in the-Box even though I have been trying to eat better. Not me! I did NOT almost die because I was away from my computer for one day wondering what everyone would blog about. No..I couldn't be that addicted. I did NOT buy an awesome pair of shoes that weren't cheap and that were not in the budget. My will power is out the door folks! I did NOT eat almost all of the girl scout cookies...yummm...
What have you NOT done lately?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Personal Day

Its a personal day for me, no racing to beat the clock, no getting my morning coffee at work, no making a list of things to do at work.....ahhhh a personal day. Hubby and I are off to St.Louis to see Mr. Specialist (this will be the new name for my fertility specialist). Our appointment is not until 1:00, so this gives me time for coffee, relaxation, prayers and of course Regis and Kelly! There is nothing better than not being rushed in the mornings...heck I might even through in a load of laundry. If I am very very lucky and the appointment is over early, I might talk Hubby into stopping at one little shopping store?? A big fat MAYBE here! I hope to report back tomorrow with Great news! Either way I will let you know how it all goes.....and don't forget a small prayer for me that everything turns out how I am hoping it too! Say a prayer hubby lets me shop a little too :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

FAT Tuesday

I say FAT literally....McD's double cheeseburger, large fries, sweet tea, birthday cake and the day isn't even half way over!!! If I am fasting all day tomorrow (well kinda) then I must stuff myself to the max today right?? Ok obligations to Lent have changed a bit. But I have a great reason...I think. So I am still giving up sweet tea and all soda, but I am not ready to give up beer. I know this sounds horrible and many of you are asking "Why not give up beer too"? Well, our trip to Vegas(b/c beer is alot cheaper than mixed drinks) and hopefully we can baby make soon and I will consume a little beer before that all begins. There....I am not an alcoholic, I have reason dang it.

Ok, in other news. Remember most of family is stationed in Louisiana for work right now. Well what is the big news in Louisiana right now...MARDI GRAS! Craziness bascily. So they all traveled home for Liam's second birthday this weekend so none of them enjoyed the festivities. A group of my little brothers friends stayed in Louisiana for the experience and guess who they saw drinking at a bar.....

Hello Dave Matthews. Now to truly understand this story you have to know that my younger brother (who left his friends to return home) is probably one of the biggest fans of his ever. Ever CD he owns, all tee-shirts and so forth. He has been a fan since grade school I believe. His first Dave concert was with me when he was maybe 13?? He is crazy about him...he would have fainted I believe. never know when you need to pack your camera or when you will see a about the wrong place at the wrong time. His friends wont let me live it down either!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Here is me looking HAPPY

I promised a Happy blog and by gosh I am sticking to it! The sun is shining (still 30 degrees) and I woke up in a good mood. I got plenty of rest last night and I am determined to have a great week! This weekend went too fast but we did have some good times. The highlight of the weekend was Liam's second birthday. I can't wait to upload pics because he was precious!!! Having all the family in one small space was fun as well. Yes alcohol is important at a 2 year olds birthday, thats why we have such a great time.

Macey is still missing and hope is almost gone. Now the question for fellow animal lovers. What is the next step? She either had a run in with coyotes in the woods or someone is loving her as their new pet ( I am betting on the woods, b/c with a reward offered someone would have returned her). So...would a new dog heal my heart? Should we adobt a dog and if Macey returns 2 dogs are better than one? A new dog will not cure me at all, but loving another animal might ease the pain? What are your suggestions?

This week brings Ash Wednesday. With that being said I have 2 more days to drink carbination. Yes..I am giving up all carbinate drinks for lent. God help me have strenth to turn down every Dt. Coke and beer I see. I take pride in my Catholic religion and I embrase lent by always giving up something I dearly love. This year I have really pushed my limits. I will have coffee, water, and wine occasionaly for the next 40 days. I might mix it up with a vodka and orange juice if I dare to be crazy. I know this might sound easy to some, but it just might be the dealth of me. I am doing this for mine good though, I really drink zero water throughout the day...straight from coffee to sweet tea or Dt. Coke ( I realize sweet tea isn't carbinated but I am giving it up as well) Hopefully this well help me be better to my body.

With Fat Tuesday on its way tomorrow I can't wait to eat everything in sight and drink tons and tons of soda and sweet tea until I can't sleep because my stomach is turning circles!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Beer, Wine and The Captain

This week has been hard, usually I am a 2 a day type blogging person, but this week has been diffucult.
Still no Macey, we have had many calls but you wouldn't believe the people that can get a Yellow Lab and a pit bull mixed up. No it hasnt' been that bad, but people really have no idea what a yellow lab looks like? But at least I got phone calls right.
Second, this week would have been the week that the first miscarriage baby would have been born. Never thought it would affect me the way it is but it is has.
My niece Kailee has been fighting the sickness the last couple of weeks and we need everyone to say a special prayer for her
My hair appt was fun, but I promise I didnt' do anything drastic to my hair. It looks the same as uaual..blonde and medium length( some of you were curious)
So, this is where the beer, wine or Captain Morgan come into effect. This week (I promise I am not an alcoholic but I am honest to all of you) alcohol was needed...very needed and I drank!!!! I need it!
So..when I come back Monday this blog will be nothing but happy thoughts and happy blogs. I will have pictures of fun times and you guys will be saying "Wow, that Kara...what fun she is" I know this blog entry is sappy, but coming Monday I am back to my happy business. Thanks for listening.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I may seem to be a little sporadic in the last couple of day but a lot has been going on I guess.....
  • We had a couple hits on finding Macey..nothing has been positive though. We have a couple more places to check for Macey and then the search will be over :(
  • My office has been full of energy lately....lots of jokes, and good girl time which leaves me to less time on my computer.
  • My grandpa was in the hospital but is getting released today.
  • Planning for our Vegas trip....we think we have the details all worked out
  • Making doctors appointments. I decided to "consult" with a can't hurt to hear what others thing about "baby making"
  • Planning girls weekends...I have had lots of girl time lately and I am really enjoying all of it so why not make more plans.
  • My whole family will be together this weekend for Liam's 2nd Bday..there is nothing quit like a KYLE get together
  • I am Catholic so we will be preparing for Ash Wednesday and Lent soon...I think I have decided what I am giving up for God this year...let me tell you it wont be easy!
  • I am getting my hair done tonight and plan on taking special beverages with me ( nothing is better than being able to drag alcohol to your hair dresser's) hopefully my hair will turn out OK after a couple beers.
  • I am not an alcoholic (the above might sound like it) I just enjoy the time I am having right now and my life can be stressful with everyone sick, work, my dog, and baby making.

I hope to be back tomorrow with a more exciting post!

Monday, February 16, 2009

OH Man this is GREAT

Valentine's day went great this year. Hubby and I decided not to exchange gifts because we felt we needed nothing!!!! Besides, I got a dozen red roses a couple of weeks ago. We did however purchase one of these:

A memory Foam mattress topper!!!! Our bed is a good quality bed, wasn't cheap but we still cant' get it as comfortable as we want. So for Vday I decided our present would be one of these. I normally dont' want to get out of bed in the morning, but this morning I didn't even hear my alarm!!!! Yeh, its worth it. We just hope it last.

On to other news...Macey is still missing. tear So, we are pretty sure she ran a little too far from home and maybe something in the woods got the best of her. I can't even talk about it :( We just dont think someone would come up our drive and snatch her and not return her with an award offered! But, I am not giving up yet and I will not replace her yet. In a couple of months if still no Macey I will have to have another dog. It will never replace her, but maybe only bring me new joy.

A Birthday nephew Liam turned 2 yesterday. Man time flies. We will be celebrating his birthday this weekend:

So Happy 2nd Birthday Liam
We love you and can't wait to celebrate!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's Valentine's Ya'll

This will be mine and Nate's 4th Valentines together. I can tell you every year where we were and what we did for gifts!
1st Year: I got Macey (who is still missing, we are thinking the worst) Macey was 8 weeks old and came running to me with a red rose in her mouth. tear tear We stayed home that night and made each other dinner.
2nd Year: Flowers and a card! This year we went out. Nothing real fancy but went out to eat just so I didn't have to clean up the kitchen!!!
3rd Year: We got an IPOD nano. We share it..he gets it 20% and me 80% (thats sharing right?) We love makes us dance like crazy fools around the house! This year same story...we grilled and drank wine at the house!
4th Year: We decided not to get any gifts ( the budget), we dont need anything! We always get cards for each other and this year his National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet is that night. Now, dont be jealous!!! If anyone has a husband who likes to hunts more than life, you will understand how important these banquets are. I am ok with it b/c we are going with good friends and its all you can drink! There I said it, otherwise I would probally be pissed. Valentine's days might not always be filled with mussy romance, but they are mine and I enjoy them. I enjoy the small things and the little things. I enjoy that we stay in and cook instead of fighting crowds. I enjoy that Nate saves money on roses that will die in 3 days (they are pretty though) . I enjoy that we can be ourselves together.
So Happy Valentine's day to you and yours...I wish you love and romance.
p.s. Next week is the purse post..I haven't forgot

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Interview!

My BFF Hannah sent me an interview and my orders were to answer the questions asap. If anyone else wants to play......
1. Send me and email..I pick the questions and email you back. Then post it on your blog for others to play and see.

1. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
If I were to win the lottery (lets say a lot)...I would first run around screaming and crying acting like a foul. Then I would invest..invest most of it to make sure I knew my limits. I would share with my family and some of my friends...big Christmas gifts:) I would give my two weeks notice at work, finish my degree faster, and start making plans for my dream home!!! I suppose I would take a small shopping spree too...with my besties!!!

2. If you could move to one place in the entire world, where would it be and why?
Gosh I don't want to move at all..really I love that I am so close to my family and friends! BUT if someone forced me to move I would go warm...south and beachy! I would also have to have my own plane to fly back and forth all the time.
3. What was the worst thing that's ever happened to you?
Having miscarriages....worst ever!

4. What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Being raised in the family that I was..having the friends I have to influence me. If I hadn't been raised the way I was and had the people around me that meant the most I would have never became the person I am...Second on that list was for sure my wedding day! Meeeting Nate was really a plan from God.

5. If you were stuck on a deserted island, and could only bring one person and one item, who and what would that be?
Easy...Nate and Wine..period! Man we would have a blast, he is a hunter so we could find food and we would be each others entertainment!
Ok, If anyone is interested let me know!!! Remember I get to pick the questions!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Still Not Home

I was asked to post a picture of Macey just to remind everyone how sweet she was!! Here are a couple of her best poses :) She is still not home, I just wish I knew what happened to her. I could make peace with it if I knew what happened. If she is not alive and I knew it, at least I could come to peace. I have heard stories of people finding their dogs after there is still hope! Here is a picture incase anyone in the area runs across her!

aint she pretty?

I will be back later with a survery!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Dear Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony the patron of lost things. A friend blogger brought St. Anthony to my attention, and I can't believe I hadn't thought of it before. You are to pray to Saint Anthony to find lost things. Perfect...I know just what to pray

  • Dear St. Anthony, Please bring my dog home safe and sound. She is still missing and it breaks my heart to think that something has happened to her. I don't know what I would do if I loose her. She is young and has a lot of life left in her, besides...this was the dog me and hubby got together when we first started dating!

We went looking for Macey last night and found nothing. I hope she is bugging some random neighbor's dog and is just having so much fun she can't stand to come home right now. My mom is headed up to my house today to search for her as well!

  • Not sure if this was counts but its worth a try....Dear St. Anthony, we have lost our electric from the storm. We are still out of power going on 2 weeks. Please help the electricians find our broken lines and fix our power, I desperately need to vacuum my house!

Also a special prayer. My child hood dog Lance (also a yellow lab) is turning 13, but my mom found out yesterday that he has bone cancer and needs to be put down to ease his pain. This is hard..very hard for us! This was our childhood dog and we are all so attached. We have been crying for days! I will give a tribute to Lance later this week!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Random Ramblings

  • - Electricity is still OFF at our house, it is really messing with me now! I know they are working hard blah blah blah, but my dishes are piled to the ceiling and my nerves are shot.
  • - Last night the husband and I had a liquid supper. Rum and Orange juice, listening to music, talking....we had to do something to take the edge off. (seriously no meal at all...just liquid)
  • - I like that the husband and I can still act like kids with no worries. We both had hard days so we can drink, talk, sing and act crazy together! Having fun is very important for relationships I believe.
  • -I haven't seen my dog in 2 days (she often goes to our neighbors where she has a dog house, food and water and they love her so we don't usually worry, we call it her second home) BUT its cold and I miss her like crazy! I worry something is wrong. You can't keep a farm dog chained up and I never will, but I am worried!Say a prayer for Macey dog!
  • -Is it weird to pray for a dog??
  • - My mom and My second mom( my great aunt) did all mine and hubby's laundry. They are too good to me, so everything is clean and one less stress off my shoulders when the power does come on.
  • - My sister in law's mother is in town from the state of Washington. We are having a mother/daughter wine night with both our moms and us on Sunday!!! How exciting! I love that we all get along so so well. We will veg out and drink!
  • - Both my nephews have birthdays this month, one will be 2 and one will be 5, and I have no idea what to get either one of them?
  • - I bought heart cookie cutters to make Hubby's heart shaped pancakes on Valentine's morning !!!! (target:dollar aisle)
  • - I have not went anywhere all week on my lunch....this is the best way to save money for the BUDGET!! I am so proud of myself!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Get Ready

If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know that I am a big supporter of March of Dimes. This charity holds a special place in my heart. Every year I go beyond my means in raising more and more money to support March of Dimes...this year is no different. Today I am going to the kick off lunch for our local March of Dimes and I can't believe the time is here again to start raising money! Here is the story of why I started raising money for March of Dimes. (if you haven't read it, start with that story and then continue to the rest of my story) This year the March of Dimes means more to me than every before. After having two miscarriages myself, it touches a place in my heart that it hasnt' ever touched before. This year I will be not only raising money for premature babies but also in memory of babies that I have lost. Its hard to even write this without tears flowing from my eyes because it means that much to me.

The readers and mothers out there need to know that March of Dimes not only support premature babies but healthy babies as well. If you have had healthy babies or are carrying a healthy baby...March of Dimes has helped in this!

This year I have tricks up my shirt to break out, and I am excited about the challenge to raise more than $2500.00. Last year we reached our goal of $2000.00 and it felt good....this year we not only want to raise more money but to get more walkers present. Here is my personal page where you can keep up with my goals and achievements

So....all my blogging friends, I will keep you up to date on my progress and if any of you want to ever meet in person, by coming to the walk, I would love love love it!!!!! If anyone has a great passion for March For Babies like myself, I would love to hear your ideas!! We will be selling tee-shirts again and accepting any donations you are willing to give. Lets get together to save babies!!! Here is our first place team from last year!!!