Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Picture Day!!

Today is picture Day at Ashley's school, I bought her a new outfit for the occasion and curled her hair a little. The pictures are so darn expensive, I bought a small package and it was still $32! Outrageous! She looked really cute. Her tummy was bothering her this morning, So I hope she's feeling better now, I was thinking maybe she was just a little nervous from picture day . . .

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ashley's 7th Birthday!!!

My oldest Daugther is now 7 years old :) I can't believe she's 7! She's still my baby. Even if we do have another baby in the family! Hey, They can both be Momma's babies right?

The party was small but nice, We had it out in the yard here at the house. It was a beautiful day and it was wonderful to have the family altogether. We Burgers, Hot Dogs and of course Cake and Ice Cream! BTW did you see this beautiful cake??? This one . . . .

Isn't it cute... guess where I got it?!?! From MY Kitchen :) I made it and decorated it too!!! 8 years experience in a Wal-Mart Bakery did do me some good I guess :) I did get the icing recipe from Jake's Mom since she is the professional and I knew she would have a good recipe. She did not disappoint it was delicious!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Outside Time :)

We're homebodies, We enjoy being at home together, Probably a little too much! So we've been trying to make more of an effort to get outside with the girls now for a little bit each day... They have both taken quiet a liking to bubbles and playdough on the porch :)

Today I'm doing some Laundry and getting pictures ready to have printed, Friday I'm heading to Texas to spend sometime with a friend and do some Scrapbooking. I'm looking forward to it :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Loud Music & Anniversary Celebrations!

My body is exhausted and I'm tired all over but my minds wheels are still turning, So I'm here, blogging, Something I'd LOVE to spend more time doing. I haven't been blogging alot and I'm sorry for that. I promise myself and my friends that I will try to be better and post more often then I have been. Today is Ashley's 7th birthday!! (do i really have a 7 year old) It was a small party here at the house, I'll post about it later :)

So last weekend was a busy and exciting one! A few months ago tickets went on sale to see no other than Mr. Rock of Love himself, Bret Michaels. Having been a long time fan of poision and an addict to ROL and the fact that he's a little hottie doesn't hurt, I HAD to get Tickets, Danette went with me. Name like Bret, dont' come to Ardmore very often, We don't have a really good concert hall for the bigger bands so I was surprised when I heard he was coming to Ardmore, even if he's really not so big anymore :) It was a great concert. It was wonderful to see him in person as well as Amber and Catherine from ROL 2 :) In case your wondering I am disappointed to hear there will be another ROL because I really loved Amber for Bret but in the same note I am very much looking forward to watching another season ;-) Hehe!

The night before the concert we had a get together at my Cousin Angie's house for My aunt Connie and Her Husband Larry's 40th Anniversary. It's always wonderful to celebrate with a couple that many years of love and commitment, They are both very special people. Funny thing to share, Their anniversary day was the same as mine and Jake :) They just celebrated theirs later with family :) Here is the anniversary card that I made for them :)

I've been playing in Second Life as much as I can lately (this being part of the reason I haven't been blogging as much) I have a Ravelry Stitch N Bitch group in SL and we try to meet once a week on Thursday's here is a photo of us knitting in SL. You should be able to click on the photo and see a bigger photo if you'd like to.

That's all for tonight, I'm trying to finish up Season 2 Disc 3 of Boston Legal before we send it back to Netflix. I love this show. I'm new to watching it. My Knitting Buddy Diane got me hooked :)

Until next time, Goodnight! :O)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Anniversary - September 9th

Me and my wonderful husband celebrated our 3rd anniversary on Tuesday September 9th. Jake surprised me by taking the day off work to spend with me and We had a nice dinner and I got some beautiful flowers. Here are some photo's from the day of our Anniversary.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Menu Plan Monday :)

It's been a wild week, the new job is still up in the air because of the pay offer that was made, I won't know anything definate for a few days. either way, Life is good of course :) Today is MPM so here is my Menu Plan for the week, We ended up eating out quiet a bit last week and so I still have a few recipes from Last week to repeat. I'm hoping no eating out this week except for out Anniversary dinner :) So here is my menu for this week . .

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Taco Salad

Bacon Sloppy Joe's

Crockpot Tuna Casserole

Garlic Pizza W/White Sauce with this Bread Machine Crust

Chicken Linguine in Tomato Sauce

I really need some different and good ideas for lunches for me and Abbey. We're bored with everything! Any suggestions?

Monday, September 01, 2008

I'm Going Where ? ? ?

I've had five jobs my entire life, I babysat a little girl named Jill as a teenager, When I got my drivers license I went to work at Winchell's donut house and worked there for almost 2 years. The Summer before my senior year in High school I started working at walmart, I worked there for 8 long years in the bakery and I quit when I was pregnant with Ashley to be SAHM/Homemaker. I've been doing that for almost 8 years now. I love being a SAHM, I love cooking, cleaning & taking care of my family :)

With that said... an opportunity knocked at my door a few weeks ago, one that I couldn't resist. My Aunt Connie is and RN, She works in the ER, I'm not sure of her exact title, but she does a lot of coordinating and auditing and paper work from what I understand. Her boss Is the Director over the ER. He made the decision to hire an Assistant Part Time, To help them with computer/paper work, a variety of things since they were having a bit of trouble finding time to keep up with everything. My Aunt thought of me and gave me a call. I wasn't looking for a job wasn't even thinking of going back to work, but this is such a great opportunity and the pay was very good for part time in our area.

So I went in for an interview with Jake (The Director) on Friday, I was a nervous wreck, I hadn't had a job interview in 16 years!!! LOL!! The interview went well, He was a very nice guy and basically told me the job was mine :)

I'm very excited, I'm so glad that I'll be able to help bring more Money into our budget and still take care of my family like I did before. I'll be working 8am to Noon Monday through Friday. I start as soon as we get through the paper work and drug testing :) I'm going to be so nervous the first few days & I'll have a lot of info to absorb but I'm just looking so forward to it :)