Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Dressed up in orange and black at work today, orange shirt, black sweater, blue jeans, orange socks, black Mary Jane shoes, orange MAC lipstick (thanks Jen), black dangle earrings and ta-da a Halloween outfit it is. We opted not to dress up in costume today because the actual holiday is tomorrow. Sooo much fun, my lipstick is so bright I would never wear it otherwise, but today it's alright. We finally got an internet service to work at our house. We have Verizon Wireless for our cell phones and just found out about their air cards. Since we only have laptops it works out great. Enjoy the parties and festivities you may be attending this weekend. I am going to try and enjoy the weather and falling of the leaves. It's windy today but I like it. I'm starting to post my recipes on my new recipe blog If you are on my email list you will still get them there, but just in case you delete and email or forget this will be an option. I'll be working this week to get all of them on there, right now there are only two. Enjoy and savor the weekend. Cheers

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


So, on Monday night a group of girls from work converged at Kelly's house to have our own official "makeup" lesson from Jen. Jen is a freelance makeup artist who is amazing and we are glad she works with us now and not for MAC anymore. Kelly cooked us a yummy simple meal of chicken tenders, tossed greens and jalapeno dip w/ bread. We learned so much from Jen, she let us ask questions even the ones we thought were stupid. And yes she was right, she turned us onto MAC cosmetics. I would guess that most don't use 3/4 of the makeup we own. We should have taken some up close pics but at least we remembered to take this "after" one. What a fun time to hang out with the girls from work. Enjoy the day. Cheers.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What Fun I Will Have

It started last Friday when I got to scrapbook at my friend Sandy's. Then on Saturday I went with her to watch her daughter's band competition. It rained most of the time but we saw some incredible talent and ended the day with a great meal including milkshake. Yummm. Tonight I'm going to a co-workers house and another co-worker of ours who is a make up artist is doing a class for us. Tomorrow is my normal knitting night, I'm not sure if I can stand this much creativity in one week. Who am I kidding, of course I can. I'm trying to decide on a date for the Christmas wrapping paper swap that I'm hosting at my little house. I always say I want to do some many "things" and finally am setting time and actually doing it. Forever I have wanted to have a home where people would just drop in or have folks over for dinner. But yet I would never invite anyone over. See the irony? So I'm taking baby steps. I had to start letting go that my house wasn't the biggest, fanciest or best for entertaining. I love the line from the Toby Mac song "when love is in the house, the house is packed". That's my house, we may be small but we'll pack it full of love. Cheers.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Your Babies Never Stop Being Your Babies

Got the opportunity to have a picture snapped with Wes last Saturday during Ryan's freezing, windy baseball game. He is my oldest baby. Even though he is on his way to being 16 and has his moments of making me crazy I still adore him. We have a very teasing mom/son relationship. Half of the time we tell each other jokingly "hate you" no "i hate you more". It's our loving banter and done purely in good spirit and love. I can't believe I had him so long ago. He is patient and understanding, we hope to be able to raise him to be a good man/husband/father. Thank you Lord for giving us Wes and the chance to raise Your child. Give your kids a extra big hug today. Cheers.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Healthy Wagon is Tough

Ate cheeseburger for lunch yesterday and had a patty melt last night. To much salt on the french fries and they made my feet swell. I've switched to drinking hot tea at night instead of coffee (when did I turn into my parents?) I have to start exercising again, I feel horrible physically. Thank God I've stayed the same weight but that is a dangerous fence to walk. Fall ball ends this weekend for the boys. Part of the reason I enjoy it so much is spending time with my friends. I'm so excited I get to scrapbook next Friday with Sandy and then on Saturday I'm going with her to a marching band competition. Two days of girly fun, I can't wait. .

I bought my new Christmas tree, it's a 6.5 ft. pre-lit from Costco. It looks like it's planted in a big gold pot. Beautiful to say the least. The one we have is to big for the place we live in now so it's going to a good home at Stephanie's. I wanted this tree last year and didn't act in time and then "no more trees". I've budgeted and now it's mine. Most of the boys Christmas shopping is done another planning thing I remember from last year. For 2-3 months now I've been asking the boys what they truely want for Christmas. They thought about it and would show me stuff at the store. I keep a small notebook in my purse and would take notes. I told them I didn't want to spend money on things they would never use so take time to consider what you really want. They came up with some good lists. I'm making my own Christmas dishes. I got the supplies and am hoping to start this weekend. I'll take pics and post the final craft when it's done. The weather is beautiful here right now, as I walk to my car at lunch time I breathed in and thanked the Lord for the wonderful day He created. Cheers.