Monday, November 29, 2010

cyber monday

My holiday was GREAT! We ate, talked, drank coffee, drank wine, shopped (not early), hung outside Christmas lights and did all the thing you shall do on Thanksgiving weekend. We even got a parade in there somewhere as well as driving around looking at lights!
So today I shop some more. I am almost DONE with my Christmas shopping and so today I dont' have much time to blog....only time to shop

So..enlighten me...where are the good sales on this cyber monday?

Monday, November 22, 2010

a weeks worth of Thanksgiving

I couldn't be MORE excited that the holidays are upon us. I LOVE them all. Nate and I are lucky that our parents live 5 minutes from each other so we hit one house for lunch and one house for supper :) Last year Tucker was 2 weeks old at Thanksgiving....I can't even ponder that statement seriously. How has he grown so much?

awww....look how precious!

Monday: I am thankful for the new member of our family. Bear! Tucker and him have a love/hate relationship. But mostly its love. Tucker gets excited about him and wants to play with him, but when he is done playing he is DONE.....even when bear is not done. (thats just the puppy)

Tuesday: I am thankful for my car. It is big and comfy and gets me everywhere I need to go

Wednesday: I am thankful for my mom and grandma teaching me how to cook (well I try). I stay up late baking on Wednesday and getting everything prepared for Thanksgiving!!! Its one of my favorite things to do. I remember doing it as a little girl!

Thursday: I am thankful for a warm place to go, hot food and a great family to spend Thanksgiving with.

This is probably my last post this week. I am going to spend the rest of my week with family, watching the Thanksgiving day parade, shopping, enjoying the kids and watching the parade of lights in town on Sunday! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Enjoy blackfriday if you go.....and eat till you POP!

Friday: I am thankful for shopping! I wont be headed out to fight the crazies on blackfriday, BUT shopping is one of my favorite things to d

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A weeks worth

Tuesday: I am thankful for Diet Mt. Dew!!!! Its the ONLY soda worth drinking :)

Wednesday: I am thankful for my cousins. Whether we see each other once a week or once every 6 months we pick up where we left off. So many memories of us growing up together :)

(My cousin Annah and Tucker)

Thursday: I am thankful for my cousins by marriage. Its amazing how much I enjoy these people and some of us have even grown very close!

(Dirnberger girls)

Friday: I am thankful God gave me a little boy first. I think he knew I couldn't handle hair bows at 7 in the morning. For example today is picture day at school. It took me 5 total minutes with diaper change to get Tucker ready for pictures:) NOW that is awesome!

Saturday: I am thankful for half day Fridays!!!!

Sunday: I am thankful for BIG homemade meals on Sundays. I love to cook on Sundays and NEVER leave the house all day long!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thankfulness and christmas

This weekend I was motivated. I decorated the inside of my house for chritmas, cleaned and did all my laundrey. I am waiting to put the tree up until after Thanksgiving so Tucker and Nate can help. I also started my Christmas shopping. And by starting, I mean I bought 2 things. Hey its a start! The only problem is I have no idea what else to get?? Now I am stuck!

BUT just because the inside of my house says Chritmas I am not forgetting Thanksgiving!

Today I am thankful for HOT coffee (with cream and sugar)! I drink it day and night during winter months and it makes me a smile a little everytime :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Nine pounds of JOY

Friday: I am THANKFUL for Tucker's daycare providers. They will be throwing him a birthday party today because....
TUCKER IS ONE TODAY!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to the LOVE OF MY LIFE. My light, my joy, the reason I get up at 3:30 in the mornings (unwanted)!

This time last year I was laying in the hospital room already for 10 hours. I had my water broke and I was working on an epidural. I continued to lay there till 3:00 when I went back for surgery. A 3:59 pm, I saw the prettiest baby in the world. I was still in shock that I was split open on a table so I am not sure what my reaction was, but Nate cried tears of JOY. I looked at his dark hair and thought "is that my kid b/c my kid wouldn't' have dark hair". Then I feel in LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!. He sure has changed my life for good.
Yesterday was a prime example: I stood up by best friend for a wine trip because I couldn't' stand the thought of taking him to daycare on my day off the day before his birthday. I wanted to soak up every minute with him because I knew on his actual bday I had to work. ( If your reading this, I will take you up on that offer Sunday, NOT standing up either). I battle with this a lot being a working mother. Guilt gets the best of me all the time, how do I change that??
Another example: I found really cute boots yesterday at TJ Maxx and I put them back because I found something for Tucker instead! Yep, that's love ladies!!!

So here's the baby who has changed me!!!

Saturday: I am thankful for "The wonder Pets". Sometimes Tucker needs alone time on the couch and I am thankful for cartoons to do this

Sunday: I am thankful for my church. I love it...everything about it!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuckers 1st of 1st bday parties

Tuesday: I am Thankful for a save trip to St.Louis ...I took that trip yesterday
Wednesday: I am Thankful for migraine medicine!!!! GOSH I use it a lot
Thursday: I am THANKFUL for VETERANS!!! I am also thankful I am off for Veterans day!!!

Now on to the Birthday Bash. First I will show you the decor. I was very proud of all the work that went into it. I had help, ideas from the girls at work but I did all the setting up and laying it out alone...since everyone was SICK!!!!
The theme was cowboy. My inlaws have a redone barn that we had it in. I mean this barn is AWESOME!!! It came equipped with a kitchen, tables and anything else we needed. We are very lucky to have such a NEAT place for parties!!!This was the table you saw when you walked in. It had the scrapbook I made, pictures of Tucker framed, goodie bags for kids, old Lanterns and other cowboy things. I was proud of this table!!!
Here are the tables. Some tables had cow spot table clothes and others red. Each table had a vase with cattails, bandannas and a bucket of peanuts! I also covered the chair bags with old potato sacks!!!
These were the WANTED signs with each kids name on them. We had 2 post in the middle of the room where I plastered them. The kids LOVED finding there names :)
Here a close up. Every kid had a different crime and reward!!!
The Grub. We served a chili bar along with other "outlaw" food. I labeled it all with outlaw detail too. Since it was Tucker's bday, I served his favorite snacks

Here is a banner...NOT made my be. Sorry, it was Etsy!

And here is the wonderful cake. It turned out very very CUTE.

There were more decor and action going on BUT remember I had a half way sick baby, no husband to help and it was a long night

Tomorrow I will post pics of Tucker at the party!

Monday, November 8, 2010

The 5 days from HELL.....

Here we go...are you ready for this. THIS weekend was supposed to be the MOST wonderful weekend of the year thus far. I had everything planned to a "T". Let me start with Wednesday.
Wednesday, got a call from daycare that Tucker was running a fever. I knew he would be soon because his ears were draining and he was snotty and coughing. So here we go to the doc. We got home and all settled and I thought I could get some house work done..hahah! Man I had no clue what was going to happen next. Wednesday night around 6..I am sick. Like on my death bed sick. Nate took care of Tucker and I.

Thursday. I was still sick so my mom and memaw came and took care of me and my baby (who is still sick). They cleaned, they cooked and I thought man I have it made.

Friday. Tucker is still sick but we thought he was over the hump. I was feeling much better and had TONS of running(with Tucker throwing up in the backseat) to do for the party Saturday.

Saturday. Woke up after 3 hours of sleep because we got Tucker a new puppy for his bday that whined and howled all night. Nate was SICK. Sicker than a dog. There was too much for me to do to process Nate being sick, so I continued on with my day. After picking up my cake from the cake lady, who god love her dropped my 2 dozen cookies after walking out the door I was almost heading home for the party. I ordered more cookies and THEN headed home. Got a phone call from my mom and my memaw that they were always sick with the bug. Got home and realized that Nate was of no good use. He had the bug. The problem?? Well he was the food maker that day. So after my mother in law and dad volunteered to make the rest of the food I thought we were on our way to the party. WRONG. Tucker got a HORRIBLE rash, reaction to the meds he was on under his diaper and was miserable. So here we head to the party all decorated and waiting for fun times only to find out that NATE can't get off the couch to come, my mom and grandma were in the same boat and Tucker was still miserable from the rash.
We ate cake, opened gifts and Tucker cried and whined and wanted held all during the party.
We got home around 8 and I lost it. I cried myself to sleep. I wanted this perfect party and none of it happened.

Sunday. My father in law and sister in law are now sick. Along with a couple friends. Tucker is feeling better and so is Nate and the rest of the bug crew. Its all over with.

BUT we are having a second party soon. One with daddy, gigi, memaw and several other cousins and aunts and uncles. Tucker deserves it, Nate deserves it and I deserve it. I will be bringing wine.

Today I am THANKFUL that we have a new dog. Yes I think we are nuts for getting it and yes it will drive me crazy but when it snuggled with me Saturday night when I was upset about the WHOLE party and situation. When my other boys were sick, I still had the dog.

I DO have some great pics..I will post soon :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thankful 6 and 7th

Saturday the 6th: I am VERY thankful for my family. I have a mom and dad who are the best, seriously....they are better than anyones. I have 2 brothers who I am close with and a sister in law who is my sister at heart. We have so much fun together I am sooooo thankful for them all

Sunday the 7th: I am VERY thankful for my in laws also. I have 2 great in laws that would do anything for me and I really really do LOVE them like my own. I also gained 2 sister in laws and brother in law or I cherish just as much!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thankful and the BUG

Lets see...
Thursday the 4th: I am thankful for a GREAT daycare that takes care and LOVES Tucker as their own. They are great to him and he loves going there each day. Sometimes he cries when I PICK him up. Seriously. I am very very thankful for those loving women!!!!

Friday the 5th: I am thankful for not throwing my guts up.

Yep, my house (well just me) was hit by the stomach bug. Its the worst feeling ever. Today I am about 70% better, hoping for a full recovery in time for Tucker's bday party tomorrow! Tucker has sore throat, ear ache and so on...he is on meds and I PRAYING he is fully recovered to enjoy his party tomorrow....

Lord help us make it through this weekend...the end

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thankfull Nov. 3rd

Today I am Thankful for my job. Every job has ups and downs but luckily mine is way more ups. I have a support group, friends and just generally great people I work with. I am lucky to have a job with this economy none the less a great job.
I work in a small office, the less the better in my book, so there is no drama or haters. So I am very thankful that I have this job (sometimes I want to be home more with Tucker, but he also needs shoes and clothes so I continue to work :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Ever day in November I am going to write why I am thankful. There are many reasons and sometimes I need to remind myself that I have it good....very good!! Even if you dont' write it down, I encourage everyone to think of something each DAY they are thankful for. I could list 100 reasons but I will stick to 30. When I am having a crazy day, I have to remember how good I have it!!! I am two days behind already (hey, I am planning a bday party)

Nov 1st: I am thankful for my husband, my best friend and Tucker's wonderful father. Marriage isn't easy, its not all roses and bubble baths like I had dreamed of. But its worth it (for the most part). Nate evens me out, forgets my worst and loves my best. I am thankful for him!!!

Nov 2nd: I am SOOOO Thankful for my healthy, crazy, stubborn, lovable, adorable little almost one year old. I could write a book on him, but I will just say he is the reason I breath. Tucker has changed me for the better and I am THANK GOD for him daily.

(I have adorable Halloween pics that I will post soon)