Monday, February 28, 2011

Holy Smokes Batman!

I cannot believe that I have over 100 followers!
It amazes me that in the few months that I have been blogging, I have met some wonderful women that I can now call my friends. This experience has been wonderful and I am so thankful for each and every one of you.
To my new followers, I can't wait to get to know you and I am so happy you are here.
I plan on hosting a giveaway soon in honor of my new followers! This will happen as soon as I get over the flu and can decide on what to giveaway! So be on the lookout for that!

I have some exciting news for this little blog...
It's getting a MAKEOVER!!!!!!
I am very excited about this new design and can't wait to see what it looks like.

Happy Monday,


Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Handwriting!

What does a girl do when she is quarantined to her bed till Monday do all day?
She catches up on her blog reading!
As I read through several blogs today I noticed that several people have participated in the handwriting post. I love this idea because I love to see how other people write. I am very picky about my handwriting. If I write something and I don't like it, I will start over. I, also, do not like when someone writes on something I have been writing on. Example: If I start a grocery list and my mom comes along and adds something to the list, I will rewrite it. Weird I know!

-Click on the image to make it larger :)

This is actually very messy for me but in my defense I am on medication for the flu and very tired!!!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

no title is worthy

Maddie Staat
I came across this blog while on Twitter this morning and I just started to weep. This sweet family is burying their sweet princess today. She was 4 months old on February 14. She was taken to the hospital on February 17th. She had stopped breathing, by the time her parents got to the hospital she had already passed away. She had never been sick a day in her life. In times like these we start to question God. Why would he take such a beautiful, precious, baby girl away?
I am completely humbled for this family. I can in no way imagine the pain they are going through. I am asking each of you to say a prayer for this sweet family today. Pray that they find peace in God's decision to take this sweet life from them.
Please go visit their blog and pray for them!


-For all of the mommy's out there, Maddie's mommy is asking for you to put the biggest bow on your little girl's head today in honor of Maddie.

Weekend Recap: Dress Up, Dr. Appt., Basketball, Nascar, Trip to the ER, another Dr. Appt., Oh! and the FLU!..I think that's all!

Good morning ya'll!
I am so sorry I have been MIA lately. I have felt completely overwhelmed these past few weeks. I know that God will not give me more than I can handle but I am starting to feel like He is pushing my limit. Every weekend since Christmas has been jam packed. The weekends have felt more like an extended weekday than the weekend. This past weekend I was very excited to have little to no plans. Does life ever go as planned? In my case, nada!
My sister in law was headed to Nashville for a girls weekend filled with hockey games and yummy foods. My brother and I were going to hold down the fort at home. We had a few things on the agenda like dinner Friday night and a basketball game on Saturday, other than that I wanted to REST!
The Bro, sissy and little man

Friday morning I headed over to my niece's (aka: sissy) school to watch her presentation I had helped her put together. There class is studying the presidents, so each person in the class chose either a president or their wife. They wrote out interview cards and dressed up as their character. Sissy decided to research Hillary Clinton. I was so proud of her! She remember the answer to all of her questions and made us proud. After the presentation, I headed to my school to take an Algebra test. Sissy's school called as I was walking out of my exam to inform me that she had a temperature and was not feeling well. I asked her Abuella to pick her up and take her to the doctor so I could pick up my nephew (aka: little man) and his friends. Sissy came home with a temp of 101. something. First change of plans, there would be no dining out tonight. Little man and his friends headed outside to shoot b-ball with my brother and I headed to the grocery store for dinner goodies and homemade chicken noodle stuff. The rest of our night consisted of hourly temperature checks, cough medicine, Tylenol and Motrin...poor thing!
Saturday morning we headed to our b-ball game. The brother and I are coaching little man and sissy's b-ball team. It has been a lot of fun but my brother is VERY competitive. He doesn't like to (A little background on the bro: He started a business from the ground up several years ago. By ground up, I mean in a neighbors garage. He now employs over 1300 people. He recently sold the business and thanks to his hard work will never have to work again, but he will. He is the hardest working person I know and we are so proud of him! A lot to live up to, I know! ) Our team has not had the best luck and he was getting very aggravated and we all had a few talks with him to remind him that it just a basketball game and it is supposed to be fun (for him, me and the kids!) Well, we were on our way to the game Saturday and I looked at the game schedule and on the top he had wrote, "Have Fun!" I started laughing hysterically. I guess he had to remind himself that he was supposed to be having fun! Love him! We ordered in Japanese Saturday night because sissy was still sick. I made little man's special cupcakes, sissy brownies and apple dumpling for the bro. After all of that, the little man, the bro and I made our way to the theatre room to watch the All Star Game Dunk Contest.
Little Man playing on the Mac

Sunday morning my brother got up and went to get us breakfast. We couldn't go to church because sissy still wasn't feeling well. We all three, soon, assumed our position on the couch to watch the Daytona 500. In my family Sunday's are not for football, they are for Nascar. We watched the race and played Monopoly.

I was very sad that Dale Jr. didn't win, especially on the anniversary of his father's death. I was happy to see that Tennessee boy Trevor Bayne won! He just turned 20 years old and is the youngest person ever to win the Daytona 500.
Sunday evening sissy's temperature started going up and not down so I decided to take her to the emergency room. The ER was packed and it took them 6 hours to tell us it was a flu like virus and she would just have to wait it out. The poor thing was so tired and sick.
Monday morning I woke up with a cough and a fever...GUESS WHAT??? I went to the doctor because I already knew that yes, indeed, I have the FLU. Let me just say, I have never, ever been this sick in my life. I was unable to keep anything down on Monday night. I could not keep my temperature under control either. One minute I am freezing and then I am burning up. My whole body is aching and I am very restless. M.I.S.E.R.A.B.L.E. is all I can say!
Sorry for the long post (I am making up for time I missed!) about my boring but interesting weekend.
I hope you all are having a better week than I have so far, praying I feel better soon!


Thursday, February 17, 2011


Happy Thursday ya'll!

My sweet friend Jenni is hosting a giveaway! She just snagged this adorable bunch of goodies on her anniversary trip...
Head over to her blog to enter this wonderful giveaway!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had a wonderful post planned for today but I soon became discouraged by the difficulty I am having with Blogger. I somehow messed everything up last I have no background and a 2 column design! I cannot figure out how to get my 3 cloumn back since Blogger has changed everything!

Any-who! I am super-super busy this week! I have 3 test and a lot of stuff to get done. I am feeling very overwhelmed this week and it is only MONDAY!

On a lighter note...HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

I had dinner with my family, made the most delicious apple dumpling ever (Thanks Nicole!) and I am watching the Bachelor about to fall asleep! I hope everyone had a wonderful day and I will be back soon!



Sunday, February 13, 2011


Please excuse the ugliness of my blog right now! I tried to add a cute new background in honor of v-day tomorrow and it will not work. Not sure if it is Blogger or the MacBook but I am tired of trying to make it work.
Can you say perfect timing? I have spent the evening watching the Grammys and researching new blog designs. So I am in the process of putting a few ideas together so I can purchase a new blog design! Very excited.

Sorry I have been so absent lately...I will be back tomorrow with a brand new post. So come back :)

Happy V-Day Bloggers!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What I'm Loving...Vacation Edition!

Wow! It feels like it has been forever since I sat down to write a post. A week exactly, I am hoping to get back on my regular schedule of blogging very soon.

I am linking up with Jamie today for What I'm Loving Wednesday!
I am tweaking this version a little bit. I have around 46 days until my big trip and it is time to start searching for the perfect bathing suits and dresses to wear on my trip. So, today I am going to share a few of these that I am loving!

I am loving these adorable dresses.

I am loving these cute bathing suits...

I am loving these pretty shoes...if I was Jessica Simpson I would be wearing these shoes around the ship with my bathing suits and dresses...

but since I am not Jessica and I do not want to have aching feet I will stick with my Rainbow flip flops!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!