Friday, May 22, 2009

It's been a while, but Woman Interrupted tagged me with the prom queen award. I'm sure she thought I forgot about being tagged by now, but I didn't. Life has just been crazy lately! So, here it is... Prom 1995. I tried to find a picture with me and the husband in front of the cheesy background, but I guess that hidden treasure is in the Rubbermaid in the attic :) So, here is a picture of the pre-prom in the yard pictures.

I could over analyze this picture and point out all that is wrong with the fashion of the 90's, but I won't. You can form your own opinion :) Enjoy!

Now I will tag:

An American Girl In Tokyo

Liz's World

Girly Stuff

Cutie Patootie

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


The week before Easter this year, we decided to go to Orlando. We went 18 months ago and did the entire Disney thing. Stayed on the Disney property etc. This time the kids wanted to go to the Nickelodeon Hotel. Can I just say that this will be the last time they get a imput on where we stay. It was way over priced for what it is. Anyway, we all had a great time and I had to block out the fact that it was more like a La Quinta for the price we paid to stay on Disney property 18 months in a condo and the same price we payed to stay at the Bellagio in Las Vegas in January! Don't get me wrong I stay at La Quinta's but for La Quinta price not 5 star price!

One of the pool/water slide areas at The Nickelodeon. My kids loved it!

E.T. and Baby Girl just as happy as can be playing in water for 8 hours straight!

Character breakfast at the Nickelodeon with Spongebob and other characters.

We spent two days at Universal Studios and Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.
I think for our kids age we still prefer Disney hands down. The lines were not so great at Universal and standing in line for 80 minutes with two five year olds was not an option so we were forced to buy what they call an "Express Pass" to be able to go in a shorter line and only have to wait more like 30 minutes or less, which is more age appropriate for all of us :)
We love us some Mr. Grinch. Maybe this should be our Christmas card. What do you think? I think I am just kidding :)
Here are my Thing 1 and Thing 2! They are true to the storybook characters in many ways! :)

So, after an entire day swimming at the Nickelodeon and two days at Universal parks, we realized we couldn't come to Orlando and not at least go to Magic Kingdom for a day.
The kids loved Disney World so much 18 months earlier and all they ever talk about it wanting to go back. Being five and not really having any map skills, they were clueless that the Universal parks and The Nickelodeon were in the same town as Mickey Mouse. So, on the last day we surprised them with going to Magic Kingdom! We spend 16 hours there! It was the best day of all! And you can get a "Fast Pass" at no extra charge to be able to go in a shorter line unlike at Universal where they charge you $50 more per person each day for an "Express Pass" Can you tell at all that I was frustrated by that?????
It was a wonderful trip for just the four of us since this summer we are going with the my spouses entire family (14 of us) to Florida to stay in a beach house. The kids loved every minute of it even though there were a few things us adults were not thrilled with. I am really glad we ended it with Magic Kingdom. Disney just seems to be able to put a magical spin on things for this age and it is fun to just sit back and watch the kids. One day they will be adults doing these things for their kids and singing "When You Wish Upon A Star" to their children and making magical moments like this for them.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Birthday Week

Many years ago my husband started doing sweet things for me each day during my birthday week! Some years it is just small gifts or gestures each day and other years it has been quite large gifts or gestures! Each time is always unique and special in its on way.

On Monday, he started the week of with this beautiful ivy! I love ivy!

On Tuesday, he gave me a bag of Hot Tamales and made a little note to go with it that said "You Are My Hot Tamale."
On Wednesday day he picked me up a hot chocolate on his way home from work (I don't drink coffee.) He wrote on the jacket of the cup "You Are Like Hot Chocolate, Hot And Sweet!"

On Thursday, before he left for work at 6:40am, he put out my cereal bowl, spoon, cereal, and some trash magazines I love, People Magazine, and US Magazine. He is not crazy about me buying them periodically when I go through the grocery store line, so I don't do it often. This time he bought them for me! It's too sweet! Isn't it?

Next to the cereal bowl, the had this not. I think you can read it on here. . . if not, here it is "Always wonder if I am going to see you in one of these magazines. Your so beautiful, you would fit right in! Have a wonderful day!. . . ." Talk about melt your butter! He melts my butter when he writes stuff like this! You should read my four page handwritten love letter I got on Valentine's Day!

On Friday my surprise was a limo ride to a really yummy steakhouse between the town we live in and Dallas. I was totally shocked when I walked out the door and saw the limo waiting for us! He is so creative with the little things and the big things he does for me. Little did I know though, there was more surprise to come. I went to get into the limo and there were two of my sweetest friends and one of the husbands. The other husband had a conflict and sadly couldn't join us! There was also chilled wine, and some birthday gifts waiting for me! :)

This picture is blurry, but you can tell I was really surprised to see the girls when I got in the car! I was so not expecting that! My sweetheart really pulled one over on me! He is so good with surprises!

I think there is a photo of us sitting just like this in a limo almost 13 years ago when we got married! :)

O.K. today I am giving my husband another name besides Daddy. Let's call him Hot Stuff for obvious reasons! He is HOT! At least I think so! :)

The Girls: Reba (we call her that because of her red hair and singing voice), Miss Priss (me), & Mother Hen (she takes real good care of all her little chickens)

Yum!!! My favorite Strawberry Margarita! I figured I deserve the calories, it's my birthday!

Yummy cheesecake waiting for me to eat it! One candle, that's right! I am just mature for my age! :)
They always say "Make a wish!" I can't say I ever really do! I think all I am worried about usually is getting to the cake cutting part so I can have a bite! I honestly don't think I need to make a wish for something or to change anything. . . I am thankful to be who I am, where I am, and for what I have! Be is good, bad, ugly, challenging, heartbreaking, or whatever, I am thankful for it all! Everything up to this point in my 31 years has made me who I am! I love what Psalm 139:14 says "I will give thanks to You for I am fearful and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.

On Saturday, the day before my actual birthday, we had plans to eat out with some of my family and my in-laws. My treat for that day was E.T. and Baby Girl helping Daddy make me a yummy birthday cake!

As I looked at my cake with 31 candles, I thought now might be a good time to get a fire extinguisher to keep on hand! It looks like these flames were too bright for Baby Girl's eyes. Poor thing she had to close them it looks like because the light was so bright! :)

I guess now you are wondering what did I get or do so fabulous on my actual birthday on Sunday! Well, I did nothing really! Went to church, ate lunch at the regular dive, came home and chilled by catching up on "Dancing With The Stars" and "Grey's Anatomy"! To me that is something! That's the simple life right there!
I just have to say give my man a round of applause! He is so creative and really knows how to make a girl feel special! I am so blessed to have him as my husband! If you only knew the garbage he puts up with! I don't deserve such a man, but I am going to thank God for him and enjoy every bit of him!

All in all it was a fabulous 31st birthday! Every day in life gets sweeter with my family and in my relationship with God! What more could a girl want or ask for!
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