Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I saw on another blog a list of things she was thankful for and thought it was a good idea to write it down. So here's my list:

I am thankful for:

1. My wonderful husband who is so good to me even when I don't deserve it, I am so lucky to share my life with him, I love you Cory!

2. My sweet dogs Chase and Charlie, I don't know what life would be like if they weren't there to greet me every day when I come home; they always want to be near me and snuggle with me and I look forward to that everyday.

3. I have such a great family that I get to spend Thanksgiving with!

4. I am thankful to have a house that I adore and love to come home to.

5. Great friends that I also get to see this weekend.

6. A great job that I am so lucky to have, I could not ask for better co-workers, some of which have become my closest friends that I can always lean on (Kelly and Ali- I love you!) and a kick- a$$ boss who is so easy to work with, get along with, who's fun and cares about me.

7. And finally for the blog world; it has been so nice reconnecting with old friends!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Just Couldn't Wait!

Last weekend we put up all of our Christmas Decorations, it was so fun and we were the 1st in the neighborhood! We overheard some kids saying " Look they have Christmas lights up ALREADY!" It was funny!
First things first - My babies in their Christmas Gear.

Fisherman Santa! So cute!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Fun!

I got this email from a friend and sent it to my email list, but I also wanted fellow bloggers to join in the fun! Just answer the questions and post to your blog. It took me back to some great Christmas memories!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Depends on the size and shape of the present. For kids though I try to wrap so they can unwrap!

2. Real tree or Artificial? We have a fake one, but I have been begging Cory for a real one, I love the smell.

3. When do you put up the tree? As soon as its not weird to have it up, usually the weekend after Halloween; but this year I haven't had time :(

4. When do you take the tree down? New Years Day5. Do you like eggnog?Never had it6. Favorite gift received as a child: I loved jewelry and baby dolls

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Dad, he has everything and I don't know much about hunting and fishing, SO now that I have Cory- he takes care of that one

8. Easiest person to buy for? My sister, I know she loves mani/pedi and when I drew her name last year- that was the 1st thing that popped into my head.9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I hope to start doing that this year

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?I don't remember ever being dissappointed

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Grinch with Jim Carey, and the cartoon since its a classic.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? A few days before

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? When I was little, obviously I didn't have any money so I gave my sister a photo album that was in her closet un-opened.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?Mom's sausage balls

16. Lights on the tree?Have been clear since I have had my own tree, but this year I want colored17. Favorite Christmas song?Last Christmas by George Michael

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? Go to Alabama to see family19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?Nope20. Angel on the tree top or a star?Actually a bow, I would love to have a pretty Angel, but have never found one as pretty as the one on our tree growing up

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?1 on Christmas Eve, the rest Christmas morning usually, but sometimed changes22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
The crowds at the mall! It gets SO hot when trying to shop, guess I shouldn't wait SO late right!

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? I love the collectables that Cory and I have gotten when we went to Vegas then to Jaimaica; and I love the ones that my grandmother hand made out of sequins. I talk my mom into letting me take some home each year!

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? A real Christmas tree and a night of Christmas movie-watching with Cory

25. Who is most likely to respond to this? Not sure, I don't do these things that often26. Who is least likely to respond to this? Holly, Heather, and Zelda; they don't check their email as often

27. On a scale of 1 to 10, how many lights (like the Griswalds) do you put up outside at Christmas? 2; Cory is determined to put some out this year

28. A Santa memory? Watching the news and they would track his path

29. Can you name the gifts "my true love gave to me" in the song "Twelve Days of Christmas" Nope

30. If you could make one Christmas wish what would it be?That I don't gain a pound eating all of the Holiday goodies, cause Lord knows I have gained enough lately!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! God bless you and your families!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Overdue Doggie Pics

Charlie and Chase are about 1 year and 3 months old now. Since we moved into our house in June, they are free to play in the backyard all day and use up all of their energy. So when we get home in the evenings all they want to do is snuggle up and sleep. I love my sweet babies!
Here is Charlie; she loves to sunbathe :)

Chase loves the fire, you can always catch him taking a nap near it. He is the most cold- natured dog I have ever known. He likes to sleep on a heating pad and he hates going outside in the winter.

Chase also is a BIG fat baby- there is this tiny tennis ball left over from the puppies they had, and I found it while rearranging last week. Since then, he carries this ball around in his mouth everywhere, and sleeps with it in his mouth too. Its like a paci to him!

Here are some random photo opps! We love it when they turn their heads funny b/c they are listening to us, its so cute!

I love this one!

The Chaser!

Charlie girl waking up from a nap...
Then she stretches....

We puppy-sat for my friend Ali on her honeymoon, Chase just loved little Jax's bed- he kept laying on top of Jax.


Chase with his little Alien that glows in the dark :)

Charlie with her "WHOOF" bone

Here they are snoozing....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Long time no post!

Just an update, I haven't posted in a while but lately work has been really busy for me. I must admit, Barack Obama wasn't who I supported for President and I still don't agree with him on most if his issues and policies, but interestingly enough....the business I am in has grown. All of my clients are Federal, and we have seen a lot of activity lately. Since Obama wants a bigger government, that means more government projects which will need to be staffed. My company recognizes that taxes will be raised and instead of letting go employees they are hiring more people to generate more gov't business. Whewww....Another sales person over me means more $$$ in my pocket. So I guess that's my "brightside" of an Obama presidency.

Other than that, Cory and I have been doing some small updates to our house. We painted the guest bedroom and the guest bathroom; we also re-did the floor in the guest bathroom too. I will post pics soon. I hope to take my before and after shots tonight.

Hoping to put up the Christmas Tree this weekend, I love Christmas time (who doesn't) but I usually have my decor up by now....I feel SO behind!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


1. Do you have magnets on your fridge? Yes, a couple

2. Do you have a calendar in the kitchen and if so, what is it's theme? Yes, we have a dry-erase calendar that was intended for bills, but we hardly update it anymore.

3. What is your favorite kitchen gadget or tool? I guess the blender, I think its by GE. But Cory LOVES it b/c he has to have a milkshake everynight!

4. Are you lucky enough to have a pantry of some kind? Yep. I would love a bigger one though!

5. What is your favorite appliance? My flat top stove - so easy to clean!

6. Do you have an eat in kitchen? We do, but Cory usually works at the table during the weeknights, but we love sitting on the couch in front of the TV, and we are young so why not! We get our talk time while we cook together. We eat at the table on weekends it seems, we make breakfast just before going to home depot. Our dogs get pretty confused when we sit at the table!

7. Do you have a bread box? Yep, but it stays open on top of the fridge and the bread stays beside it.

8. Do you have a picture of your kids on the fridge? Nope, don't have kids, Just one pic of my neice Alivia since it was really new pic. I like to keep albums and picture frames, I like the fridge pretty neat and clean.

9. Do you ever cook breakfast in your pjs? On weekends, yes.

10. Do you have a favorite cookbook? Nope, just use my mom's recipes.

11. Are you lucky enough to have recipes that were passed down from your mom and grandma? Yes.

12. What's your favorite food? Anything that is bad for you - Pizza, mac and cheese, southern cooking, sweets, pastas, you name it!

13. What's your favorite thing to cook? Stir Fry chicken and veggies - healthy and great tasting!

14. Is your coffee pot electric or stove top? Electric, we only use it to make sweet tea.

15. Do you make your own bread? Nope.

16. Name one thing you have hanging on the wall in your kitchen. An old shutter that Zelda painted for us to put bills and keys on.

17. Is there a clock in your kitchen? Digital ones on appliances.

18. Do you have a bowl of fruit on your table or counter? Are you kidding- did you see what I like to eat! Nope.

19. What type of canisters do you have? Clear, plastic. I like the metro see-through look.

20. Does your kitchen have a theme? Italian restaurant colors - yellows, greens and reds

21. What's for supper tonight? Happy hour with work buddies! So that remains to be seen! Cory will probably use the opportunity to eat something that he LOVES and I hate like potted meet and collared greens! Yuck!

22. Do you have enough cabinet space? OH yes! That's what I love about having a house.

23. Does your family use paper plates? YES, we use them every night, very GREEN I know. But I don't like to clean during the week so it works best for us.

24. Do you have a good set of china packed up? Nope, we already had an everyday set, so we just registered for another everyday set when we got married and use that one for secial occasions. I am not big on hand washing anything.

25. Do you wear an apron to work in the kitchen? That just makes me laugh! I only know of one person who would - Crystal Red!!!!!!!!!!!

26. Name one thing you would change about your kitchen if you could. oohh a few things, I wish I had a garbage disposal, and a big enough kitchen to have an island/bar. I also would like a separate dining room, but these are dreams I have to give up on in this current house! Maybe the next house in 10 years!

Join me in sharing about your kitchen!