Wednesday, August 25, 2010

1st day of school

Hunter started 1st grade last week and is so excited.  He wouldn't let me take too many pictures so I only have a few.

Look at that loaded backpack, he took all his supplies on the first day, he said I'm about to fall over.

Last year, I would walk him into class everyday and he didn't even mind giving me a kiss or hug but not this year, he told me on the very first day that he wanted daddy to take him, insert sniffing here!  And the next day, I was only allowed to drop him off at the doors and he could not kiss me anymore at school because his friends might see, more sniffing here.  My sweet, little, adorable baby is growing up and I DON'T LIKE IT!!!!  He comes home in the afternoons and tries to convince me or as he phrases it "cut him some slack" and let him do his homework later.  Where do they come up with this stuff???
But he does love his teacher (he better she lives down the street) and is doing very well on his work, so I really cannot complain. 

Hope everyone has a great school year!

My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
Proverbs 6:20

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!

Today, hubby and I celebrate our 10th Anniversary married, we have been together a total of 15 years.  Yes we dated for 5 years before getting married - he tells everyone that he was waiting for me to graduate college and I kept dragging it out! HA. 
We woke up telling each other Happy Anniversary and he said we lasted 8 years longer than he thought - I really think he was joking, he better have been joking, and if not he better not tell me.  He always says when he stops picking on me that means he doesn't love me anymore - so I say Let the picking continue!!!
10 years married, 3 states, 3 apartments/condos, 2 houses, 3 boys, and I still love him even after all this time.  He is my best friend, my lover, father of my children, and my life.  I love you very much!!!!


(Could not find a pic of the two of us I liked but I will find out and post it)

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Just Ducky

Maybe I love throwing parties - any kind of parties, maybe I love kids' clothes, maybe I'm just nuts.  For the last couple of years, I have hosted a Home Show for a friend at my house but this year she decided to give it up and asked if I wanted to take it over.  I have thought about it in the past but it was a thought but now I'm actually doing it. 

For those who don't know what a Home Show is, well, it's kind of like the old Tupperware parties, where you invite friends over to see and purchase items.  During college I worked at Paul Harris (juniors/misses/ladies clothing store - now closed - but not my fault!) and I loved it, it was so much fun putting outfits together and helping customers pick out for themselves or others.  

I am considered an Area Consultant for Just Ducky Originals

The clothes are SSSSSSSSOOOOO cute and can be customized at a Home Show by changing fabrics, adding appliques, initials/monograms, etc.  You can also buy online HERE.  

My shows start Friday and go through Sunday and I can't wait.  I will try to post a few pics next week. 

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

I Have Awards

1st Award

Thank you Tracey at Tales of Baby Jack Reese for bestowing this great honor on me.  Love reading your blog even if it does have orange and blue all over it - HA! 

Pass the award along to 10 worthy bloggers.

1. Kim, My Life Through Pink Colored Glasses
2. I Do Declare
3. Jhona, We Weirdos Need to Stick Together
4. Rhianna Claire
5. Surviving Little People
6. Sweet Tea & Biscuits
7. Jackson's Lane
8. Southern Comfort
9. Hottie Mamas
10. Cori Lynn, Life with the Beach's

The award comes with questions you need to answer when you pay it forward. Here are your questions:

1. What is your favorite thing about summer?
Family vacations especially at the beach.  New favorite thing is BASEBALL.

2. What is your favorite color?

3. What is your favorite part of blogging?
Making new friends and getting great advice/tips on parenting, decorating, and cooking (something I don't always do but love thinking about cooking anyway).

4. What is the first thing you do every day?
Shower and get dressed, boys are last to get up.

5. What is the last thing you do every day?
Lock all the doors (hubby doesn't always do it and I'm paranoid).

6. What is your favorite day of the year?
My boys' birthdays (that includes hubby) and mine, of course.  I did say I love presents!

7. What is one free activity you enjoy doing with your family?
Fishing (or at least watching them fish while I worship the sun)

8. What is one thing you can’t live without?

9. What is your favorite meal?
I have to agree with Tracey with this one, I love sushi.  I could it everyday.

10. What is your favorite children’s book?
These are 2 of my favorite books, a dear friend, Kelly, gave me these books when Aiden was born and I read them to him everynight and still look at them.

2nd Award

I am supposed to name 12 blogs for this award. . The following blogs are ones that I check out every day and they they are always so up beat and happy! But I honestly can't pick out just 12 blogs that I love, SO I'm passing this award on to all my followers.  Thank you so much for reading and following my blog, your words of encouragement have meant so much to me in the last year and I know they will continue.  I hope I can be an encouragement to you.  LOVES!!!!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

My New Mascara Love

If you read my blog you remember my post about Dior Iconic Mascara, I LOVE this mascara and truly, whole heartedly, always faithfully recommend it.  With that being said, I ran out of my favorite before I knew it and I don't go anywhere without mascara and since my favorite Sephora is a few hours away - I know I can order online but that takes time too and yes I did that but to get me by until it came in. . .
Yes, I went to the local Wal-Mart and looked and read each label and this one stepped out at me - Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous (NEW) 

I have fallen head over heals in love.  I have thin eyelashes unlike my hubby and sons who have gorgeous, thick, and long eyelashes.  The crazy wand grabs (no it does not hurt) the eyelash and extends and thickens, I can actually see them and they are gorgeous (sorry I did not take pics but I will - PROMISE!).  And yes it comes in Waterproof which is the only mascara I buy especially since I'm a very emotional person. 
I have not given up my Dior but this will definitely work day to day.

No this is not a paid review, I just wanted to share this new product I found.