Monday, February 25, 2008

My Camera is here...

...and I'm in love
I had more pictures to share...but more than half way through the upload it had an here are a few pics.

You can check out my Shutterfly photo album for some other pics....

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Going into the weekend

The school Talent Show is lined up for Friday - Catherine is in three acts this year. The Brownie Troup is singing "My Country Tis Of Thee" and reciting the pledge of allegiance. She's doing her hula hoop routine - she has 1 large and 2 small hoops. Where she works all three in a really fun act to Aly & Aj's "Do you believe in Magic". Thirdly, she's in an act with her friend and her sister in a singing/dancing routine to Corbin Bleu's "Push it to the limit".

Weather is threatening and the Talent Show may be pushed back till Saturday evening...which I hope doesn't happen because Bobby and I had plans to go out to dinner and then go to a party with lots of our friends...and I'll really be bummed out if we miss it. Saturday afternoon Catherine has the Girl Scouts Thinking Day event to attend.

Catherine has the stomach bug and has thrown up several times now (so gross - I can't deal with it) - I picked her up yesterday afternoon from school and she's home today....I hope she's better in time for the talent show! Abby's a tough cookie, she wasn't feeling good for a few days but she has persevered.

I ordered my camera and I'm waiting for it to arrive! I can't wait for it to get here! Last weekend was a long one and we went down to Maryland to visit some really good friends and we had a great time! This year is going by too fast already I can't believe it's going to be March soon. Sometimes I just wish I could slow time down.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Bobby was very traditional with his gift of Red Roses and my favorite Chocolates (Rocher's) - Such a sweetheart!

I got the girls little mailboxes from Target and filled them with candy, cards & even a $1 bill. They filled my mailbox (yes I bought one for myself - it's white and not pink though - because I've got a crafty idea up my sleeve (I'm planning on putting cute scrapbook paper & ribbons/flowers etc. on it....perhaps by next year) with tons of cute little notes and sweet sentiments.

The girls and I made cupcakes (for Catherine's classroom party) and cookies (Abby's classroom party - I'm her room mom this year) for Valentines - they're sporting their cute Valentine Heart Tee's from Target too.
Catherine has girls scouts tonight, I picked personal pan pizza's for the girls to eat...Bobby and I will go out to eat (Abby's tagging along - guess she'll just eat dessert!) :)
Happy Heart Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Canon Rebel XTi

Yeah Baby, That's what I'm talking about! :)

As soon as our tax refund comes in this baby will be mine! The Canon Rebel XTi - with 28-105mm and the 70-300mm lense.

I can't wait to get this so I can start taking some really great photos! :)

I went to upload a new blog banner - made a mistake in the template so surprise, I have a bit of a new look on here! :) LOL I'll have to find my slideshow info and put it back on later.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Getting ready for Valentine's Day

Valentine Preparations!

Today we were out at Target and we picked up a bag of the Valentines M&M's (these are my favorites....two shades of pink, red & white). The last time we were in Target we picked up the girls some Valentine Shirts to wear to school for their party. Catherine has signed all her cards and has enough candy to pass out to all her classmates. Abby and I still need to work on hers, we were waiting for her class list, and so we're ready...perhaps this afternoon!

I've had two coke bottles (Coca-Cola Blak it's a coffee infused coke - so yummy!) that have been cleaned and sterilized waiting for a fun gift/project. :) This is it, we filled them up with the yummy M&M's attached a fun heart ribbon around the center, then another ribbon up top with a metal tag with a flower & brad combo and a pink paperclip holding a mini valentine card. Perfect Teacher gift, yes?!

A picture of the girls for Nana!

My Mom sent the girls a cute gift - beautiful silky gowns & matching delicate robe. The girls felt very elegant in these and grabbed their pretty dolls to pose for a quick picture. They've been prancing around like little princesses in them - very cute!

I can't wait for my new camera once the tax refund comes back in....then hopefully I'll blow you all away with some great pictures! :) The teacher gifts came out great because I used the natural light from a window in my room....otherwise our digital has much to desire.

Bobby snapped a quick picture of me this afternoon....I've got to say I LOVE my Pink Dell laptop!!!!

...Yes, Abby needs to clean her room back up...that didn't last long! The girls tend to only play in Abby's room at the moment. When we were in Target today we looked at some fun stuff to decorate rooms with. I've got a whole plan to make both of the girls rooms fun...just have to pace it out so we can afford it! :)

We watched Transformers today - it was alright - Bobby and Catherine really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to watching Ocean's Thirteen (3 very yummy men in it: George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Daman...mmmm.....).

Friday, February 08, 2008

Pretty Woman

Here I am watching Pretty Woman with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts tonight, and it dons on me as I see the large cell phone (LOL those were huge!) in one of the early scenes that this movie was aired 18 years ago. Doesn't that seem imposible...that it was 18 years ago? I went and saw this with my best friend Peggy at the movie theater...we were way to young, we must have been 12! I remember the pimple-faced ticket seller giving us a hard timeIt's one of those classic movies (classic in my lifetime sorta way) that you just can't resist watching over again...much like Overboard (with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell), Breakfast Club, or Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Peggy, wow, we had some great times together. She lived in Paris Tennessee, originally she was from California, and moved to TN with her family. Since I lived in KY, we meet through Mike & Becky hosting our church Teen/Youth Groups. Peggy and I instantly clicked and became the best of friends. We spent so much time on the phone and once we got together there was no splitting us apart. I could go on and on with fun memories. We've lost touch over the years though. Once I left home, we emailed a lot, she came out and saw me once after Bobby and I got married and while we were still at Ft. Lee, VA. She transferred from Murray State out to Texas and interned with the Dallas Cowboys Press Department. She lived her dream because she was the Cowboys #1 fan and had a thing for Troy Aikman. :) I'm in the process of trying to track her down again! I hate loosing touch with friends, and I have done it over and over in my life. Even with my family....I'm trying to get better at it and I'm trying to get back in touch with a few cousins that I grew up with and have lost touch with over the years.

I know, several posts now without pictures....please don't hate me! :) I'll try and take some fun ones soon and post.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Books, Germs, Storms & Politics

Books: Okay our reading challenge is in full swing at the school this week. We've had the Pep-Rally and book distribution, we've had the book fair, we've had our Guest Readers come in to read....the kids have their passports filled with activities that they are working on (at home and some even in the classrooms thanks to the teachers incorporating them into their day). I've worked so hard on's wrapping up - but there will still be the tallying of the passports and ordering the prizes and all.

Germs: Bobby's got the flu - yuck! I'm getting over my cold (headaches still loom though). Abby's fighting a cold...her temp is up - I'm hoping she doesn't get sick. Catherine is healthy!

Storms: Oh My! I always hate seeing so much devestation with tornadoes and I always worry about our family since most of them are there.

Politics: You know, this has been an exciting year for politics. This is the first year that I've really taken an interest in watching the primaries, the debates and Super Tuesday. It is an exciting year no matter whether you're a Republican or a Democrat because of the progress our country has made and that there is a black man and a woman running for president. It's exciting!

Anyways - hoping you're all doing great. Hugs!

Monday, February 04, 2008

February 2's

These should all be very quick answers (but it never goes that way for me!)

2 names you go by: Heather; Vixen

2 parts of your heritage: French; Irish

2 treasured possessions: My Dads miniature leather chest filled with foreign coins; Scrapbooks & pictures

2 of your everyday essentials: Cell Phone; lip gloss

2 things you are wearing right now: Jeans; Faux layered shirt

2 of your favorite bands or musical artists: Breaking Benjamin; Fergie

2 things you want in a relationship: Happiness; Respect

2 truths: I am a good PTO President; I can't sing

2 physical things that appeal to you in the opposite sex: Smile; Muscles

2 of your favorite hobbies: LOL - I haven't scrapbooked in forever so let's go with collecting pretty paper; Kissing

2 things you want really badly: Larger House (w/garage);

2 places you want to go on vacation: Romantic vacation to a Bed & Breakfast on the northern east coast; Family Vacation to Disney World

2 things you want to do before you die: Travel all over Britain & to go see the Eiffel Tower in Paris; See a broadway show in NYC (I know that was more than 2)

2 ways that you are stereotypically a dude/chick: I love pretty things like pink sparkly things; I take a long time getting ready for a night out

2 things you are thinking about now: My house needs cleaning; I should get to bed

2 stores you shop at: New York & Company; Arepostale

2 drinks you like: Starbucks mocha latte; Cosmopolitan

2 movies: The Wedding Planner; and uh all three of the Bourne movies (Matt Daman - need I say more?)

2 scents: Armani Mania; Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber

2 childhood memories: Seeing the ocean for the first time when I was 3 in the swimsuit that was too big for me because I refused to wear the matching swimsuit that my twin sister & I was supposed to wear (I remember arguing with my mom in the basement of our old house before we packed for the trip to wear any swimsuit but that matching one - it had bright colors and it had rows and rows of kids on it - I ended up wearing a pastel swimsuit that was way too big but I was happy!); Riding bikes and walking through the woods for hours and hours with my sisters and cousins playing all sorts of imaginary games and stories.

A miserable cold

I've been sick with a miserable cold all weekend long. I started to feel it's effects Thursday and it hit me hard Friday. I've had the weight of an elephant on my chest - my brain sloshing around my skull from coughing, and more mucus than I can deal with! I don't have tissues and my nose is sore because TP just isn't quite as nice....and I was just in the store Thursday morning!

This happened to be the same weekend that my lovely husband was away and I had plans on hanging out with my friends, and doing fun stuff with the girls. Instead...I plopped my butt on the sofa and vegged watching movies. I spent the weekend with my hottie Matt Daman (the Bourne trilogy), Bruce Willis (12 Monkeys), Mel Gibson (What Women Want) and kid movies (Garfield, Ella Enchanted, Perfect Man, etc...) with my girls.

All the while I'm still trying to wrap up the last final details of my big PTO reading challenge & monthly meeting. Hard to do with the effects of cold medicine.

On the good side, I spent some fun time with the girls reading to them and watching tv/movies. On the bad side, I didn't get the house spotless and laundry folded like I had planned. Also, I had to cancel plans with 2 sets of friends because I felt so miserable. :(

Yes - I'm whining slightly. I haven't had a cold in a few years I think....I had forgotten how miserable they are (could I say miserable one more time?).

Bright hubby is coming home late tomorrow night and I can't wait to get to see him!

Hey this will brighten anyones day..... Don't forget to check out Shabby Pincess' page and grab your free February desktop wallpaper (I used to create my own, and change them periodically, but now I download hers every month and simply add a couple photos).