Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Love Awards

I love awards - it means you like me you really like me!!!  I love my sweet followers and the comments that everyone leaves, so thank you so much Shannon for giving me me this lovely award

Now on to the conditions of this award which are easy peasy.  State 10 things about yourself then pass this award along to 10 fellow bloggers.  Ok maybe passing the award is easy but 10 things, let me think . . .

1.  I am deathly afraid of snakes and lizards, can't look at them on tv or in books, can't see them in real life (I might hurt myself or others getting away).  When I was little, my dad and I were picking blackberries in the woods beside my house and a king snake (ok I tried to look up a picture for reference but at first sight I got the shakes so forget that) crawled across my foot.  I was frozen, completely utterly scared to death and since then can't look at, will never touch, and have threatened my boys to never ever bring a snake and/or lizard (close enough in look for me) near me.

2.  I love the SEC (SouthEastern Conference) especially football (you know LSU Tigers and those other teams like Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn Tigers/Eagles whatever they are this week, Alabama Crimson Tide, MS State Bulldogs - 2nd in my book only to LSU, etc. ok maybe I should mention FL Gators - just for you Shannon and Tracey).  There is nothing better than sitting in Death Valley on a Saturday watching the TIGERS play, the roar of the crowd (maybe not during the past season), the sunset, and the excitement from the game - IT IS AWESOME!!!  I did mention I was a fan, right?!

3.  I work for a company that owns tugboats and runs barges up/down the river and sells fertilizer.  I take care of payroll and insurance, a change from being an Accountant but I love it, it is always changing and never a dull moment.

4.  In August, I will be married 10 years after dating for 5 years and during the first 4 years of marriage, lived in 3 states, 5 differenct homes/apartments.  Luckily the moving has stopped - I hope!

5.  I have 2 boys in arms but 3 boys in my heart.

6.  I am the mother of a Trisomy 18 angel, Aiden and am so very proud of him.

7.  I love the Lord more than I could ever explain, He has been there and continues to be there every moment of every day for everything.  Without hesitation and even with our questioning and doubting He is still there - who else can you say that about???
You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.  Nehemiah 9:6

8.  I live in Louisiana (for those who didn't know) and LA means "Lower Arkansas" to me, I live in a small town that is approx 20 miles from Arkansas.  And no not ever lives in New Orleans, that is the first question that is asked after I say I live in Louisiana.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE New Orleans but there is more to this state than NOLA.

9.  I love the South, I cannot imagine living anywhere else.  It's the magnolias blooming, the sweet tea, the front porches, the hot summer (we don't have spring weather) nights, pecan pies, gumbo, crawfish and shrimp. It's Gone with the Wind, Steel Magnolias, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Big Easy, Sweet Home Alabama, Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Hope Floats - just to name a few.  It's where everyone says thank you, ma'am and sir, ya'll, honey and darlin.  We drink bloody mary's in the morning, mint juleps at lunch and muscadine wine for dinner and sweet tea all day long.  We eat fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, crawfish pie, shrimp gumbo, cheese grits, and shrimp & grits.  It's Designing Women (you will always be remembered Julia Sugarbaker), The Dukes of Hazzard, Dallas, Andy Griffith, and Golden Girls.

10.  I love the internet, ok it sounds silly but think about it - I would have never met you, never read your comments, and never followed your blogs.  So I love the internet.

 Now to pass this award on to a few good bloggers . . .
Charms of the Carolines
The DC Ladies
The Queen of my House
Home of a Magnolia
Southern Inspiration
Karen at Home
Mike and McGee
A Southern Belle, trying not to rust
Punchy Pink Martinis
Musings of a Southern Belle Mama

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Blind Side

 OK so I'm a little behind . . .
Hubby & I have only been to the movies a couple of times (seriously, I can count them on 1 hand) since Hunter was born and yes that was 6 years ago.  We just don't go, I mean we LOVE movies but it takes 1 - 1 1/2 hrs to drive to the nearest BIG CITY, so we just don't go, so we rent or buy them when they are released.  So yes I am just getting around to seeing this one and when it was released we were in the hospital with Aiden, so needless to say we had much better and more important things to do. 

Wednesday night after me walking, hubby building playset for boys, helping with homework, cooking dinner, taking baths, and putting boys to bed (all done between 5:15 - 8:30 pm), we watched this movie.  OMG, LOVED IT!!!!!!  I have always been a big, major fan of Sandra Bullock (she is the Goddaughter of an ex-boss, never met her though) but this surpassed all her other movies.  I mean Sandra in a movie about football (college football is my favorite sport), the SEC, Memphis, and helping others, what is not to love.  Even though he could have picked a better school than Ole Miss (since I am a LSU Tigers fan), I cried and I laughed the entire movie.

If you have not seen this movie, YOU MUST!!!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Bunny Hop Swap

Recently I participated in
hosted by Pippy & Deal, Steals, & Heels and was partnered with Tammy.  This is the basket that I received and loved everything in it. 
It was everything Easter & Spring - Easter basket filled with a little bunny statue, Vanilla Cupcake candle, Vanilla Corn Cob Sachet, Happy Spring stamp, cookie cutters, pretty yellow hand towel, notecard set, green butterfly ribbon, White Orchid body Mist, and Peanut Butter Bunny bites. 
Yes, if you look closely the bag of Bunny Bites were opened and a few were taken by my sweet little boys who love chocolate as much as I do me.  What can I say I love chocolate and it only makes it better when mixed with peanut butter.  Besides this Weight Watchers is getting to me and I need a cheat every once in awhile but I won't need to go to an addiction clinic like Tiger Woods and Jesse James
Thank you thank you, Tammy, I loved everything and hope you liked yours.
Hope everyone else had a blast participating as much as I did. 
Thanks again ladies, Pippy & Deal, Steals, & Heels.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Have I shown you . . .

my newest piece of jewelry that I absolutely love . . .

Thank you so much, Janelle - she makes the most beautiful charms and now I am the proud owner.  I picked my most favorite picture of my boys and of course their feet and sent to her.  Please check out her blog. 

Hope Everyone has a Happy Easter - and like Christmas remember the real reason for Easter, not the Easter eggs, bunnies, chocolate, and new Church frocks but that God gave His only Son to die on the cross for US!  That is so hard to imagine He loved us that much that He gave His most precious gift.
I know the following verse is said over and over but really think about it.  Everytime I read or hear this verse it gives me so much pride, love, and undying Faith in HIM!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16