Friday, December 19, 2008

am I ready?

am I ready for Christmas? NO! I just haven't been able to get in the spirit, we do have our tree up and some decorations outside but I can't get into buying gifts...I've been shopping lots but can't seem to buy anything...and to make it worse, if it doesn't get done today while the girls are at school, I'll have them with me from now until after Christmas everyday until they go back to school...I hate shopping in crowds but I have to get it done today...HELP!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Birthday to my babies

my big baby was 12 on Saturday (Dec 6)...this is her Dora cake

this is her blowing (well faking I missed the real thing) out her candles

my baby was 9 on Sunday (Dec 7)...this is her pretty lime green with pink polka dot cake

this is after she blew out the candles and everyone is shotting her with those popper things

Merry Christmas!

Jenna asking for snow...wonderful if he can pull that off

both my girls with Santa...Chelsey was laughing because "Santa" is a Florida State fan (poor guy)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

so hard to believe...

it is so hard to believe that Chelsey turned 12 years old yesterday and Jenna turned 9 years old today...time really does fly, I always thought old people were crazy when they said that but now that I have children time really has started to 6 years Chelsey will be in the middle of her Senior year of high school deciding what college she wants to go to, that is so scary...

my point; enjoy every second you have, they grow up way too fast


I don't know which is worse...a birthday party with six 8-9 year olds or a birthday party with seven 11-12 year olds...

but other than being drove crazier than I already am by 2 birthday parties this has been an awesome GATORS are the 2008 SEC CHOMPIONS!!! GO GATORS!!! CHOMP!!! CHOMP!!! CHOMP!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

just thinking

this time of year makes me think about how lucky I am...

I have a wonderful husband who would do anything in the world for me and the girls (even if he does drive me crazy with everything having to be perfect)

I have 2 healthy, happy, smart, beautiful daughters

I have an amazing family who is always there

I have wonderful friends who this past year helped me through the most difficult time of my life

I have a great job (yes I have a job, I'm a Tastefully Simple Independent Consultant) that allows me to work when I want and allowed me to take the time off that I needed to deal with my Granny's death and the remodeling and moving into her house

I am really lucky and I'm very thankful for all the amazing people in my life

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

my "Ruby" red kitchen

my Granny's name was Ruby Allred, her favorite color was red and her favorite room was the kitchen so my kitchen is in memory of my Granny and it has nothing to do with UGA

Jenn'a bright room

yes that it lime green and it's very bright but she picked it out and she loves it

Chelsey's pinkish purple room

I was in shock when Chelsey picked this color. Chelsey got Granny's bedroom furniture...excuse the unpainted window frames

my Granny would be proud

my Granny would be Granny passed away in January, she fell and broke her hip the Sunday before Christmas last year so for the 1st time in my 36 years I had nowhere to go for Christmas dinner...Christmas dinner is suppose to be at my Granny's but with her in the hospital last year there was no sense in going to sit at her house by forward to present, I'm now living in my grandparents' house so to carry on a tradition my family's Christmas dinner will be at my house this grandparents had 3 children but one family goes somewhere else on Christmas day but that's still a LOT of people (24) to be in my house eating on my new light I crazY?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm back...

but for how's been a while since I last posted but my life have been (yes you guessed it) CRAZY...we stayed with my Daddy for 1 1/2 months while our house was being finished since we sold our other one faster than we ever expected and for the past month I've been trying to unpack and get everything organized (I am married a to Marine, once a Marine always a Marine, so everything has to be perfect) and I still have some trim to get painted (I'm sick of painting but I'm the one who said "let's save a little money and do the painting ourselves") who has time to blog? (not me Tracy)

but here daughters have birthdays a day apart (Dec 6 & 7) so I always try for the 2-in-1 special (get 'em over with in one shot) but no not this year...let's see I'm a HUGE Gator fan and the Gators play Saturday in the SEC Chompionship game at 4 against Bama so no party Saturday afternoon so I was shotting for Saturday 11-3:30 but I forgot about the Byron Christmas parade which 5 of Chelsey's friends will be in (cheerleading & dance team) so then I go for Friday 5-10 (you know I can't miss that football game and I don't want a lot of girls running around screaming, only I can scream at bad calls), I call all Jenna's friends and then Chelsey said "Momma there is a basketball game and the same 5 girls have to be at the game"...long story short we are having 2 parties this year, Jenna's on Friday night and Chelsey's on Sunday afternoon but I will be watching my Gators win the SEC Chompionship without all those extra girls running around screaming

nothing else to blog or complain about right now but I'm sure Tracy will keep on me until I do antoher one (you know I love you Tracy or I wouldn't be doing this)