Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bring on the Christmas music!

So Halloween is officially today. Even though we did our trick or treating last night due to a town ordinance that changed it to Saturday. And I have to say that I am glad to see it go. It has never been my favorite holiday. The kids enjoyed it. They will eat candy for the next four weeks. End of story. On the other hand, I am ready for the holiday of all holidays............CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would put my tree up tomorrow if Jordan would allow it. We all know he won't though. So I will count the days til Thanksgiving. Stuff myself with Turkey and Dressing and then wait patiently until midnight that night when I can officially begin my joyous Black Friday shopping. I can't wait!!!!!!!!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Trunk or Treat!

Just a few pics of the kiddos before our annual Trunk or Treat at church. The girls as you can tell by the pics were super excited to dress up. Keaton not so sure about it all! :) Maybe this will get him excited for the real thing Saturday for Halloween!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Are things really better with age? :)

I am so thankful for getting the chance to be able to go back to school. I know it may seem like a small thing, but I really do Thank God everyday that I am able to take this second chance and really immerse myself in learning and the whole process that is college. It makes me a little regretful though, that I didn't make the most of the college experience at a younger age. But for some reason I just wasn't ready at that point in my life to absorb this knowlege and apply it to my life. Young and dumb, too concerned with the other things that college life had to offer at the moment. So for me college is one of the experiences that has gotten better with age. I don't think I take things for granted here like some of the young kids in my class do. Don't get me wrong, I highly recommend finishing the process while you are young, not married and kid-free, but there is something to be said for being able to apply the life lessons that I already have collected to my new process of learning. Each day that passes is one day closer to graduation, but it is also a new day to learn something new that I didn't know before! That to me is exciting!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!!!! :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Sometimes life is just funny. People are funny. The way things happen are just funny. And by funny I mean many things, funny ha-ha, funny strange, funny I couldn't have seen that coming with a crystal ball, funny weird. It all is just funny. There are things I have seen since getting married and having kids that I swear a Hollywood writer couldn't come up with! Living in Allen County would sure give some t.v. show good material. I truly think we have more funny/strange/unique people than any other county in Kentucky. It is just one of the most different places I have ever lived in my life. And I have lived LOTS of places! It has taken me awhile to figure out how the people here operate. But I am slowly but surely getting the hang of it. One thing is for sure, I don't know how long I will live here, or if I will spend the rest of my days in Scottsvegas, but I sure don't think I will ever fit in with their brand of funny. Now that would be good for a laugh! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I have enjoyed all the challenges so far of going back to college full-time. It has been rewarding to try new things and challenge myself to learn material and take tests all over again! (hey it has been almost 9 years!) But the late nights at school and the extra work that goes into design projects, artwork and general studying has left me a little (ok a lot) worn out. That is why I couldn't be happier that from tonight until Sunday night I am on FALL BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really need this time to get lots of things done that have fallen by the wayside since this summer. First and foremost I need to get a haircut! I haven't been to get one in months and I am not sportin' this mini-mullet past the weekend. It has GOT TO GO! Secondly I plan on getting all my laundry done and the kids summer stuff put away. I will keep out a few outfits in case we experience any unseasonably warm weather again, we do live in KY afterall. They always say if you don't like the weather here just wait a few minutes and it will change! But for the most part if it is summer it is headin' into hibernation in the basement. Last but not least I am going to get all my fall decorations out and up! I have been wanting to buy some new stuff lately, but I promised myself I wouldn't get anything until I took inventory of the stuff I already have. Not that I NEED anything else, but it is always nice to add a new fall prim or two to the collection.

On the FUN side of things, I think we are going to try and make it to Jackson's Orchard. I would love to wait a little longer til the leaves are changing more, but I think the weather this weekend is supposed to be pretty spectacular. So we will take advantage of that while we can!

So that is my next four days in a nutshell. I hope to squeeze in some good walks and outside time in there too. But if the laundry beast takes me over then I will have to slay it before I can play! :) I will try to post pics of the fall deco. as a little motivation to get it all done!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week! TTYL!

Monday, October 4, 2010

WOW, where has she been!

Sorry friends, family, and those that don't know me but stumbled upon this page quite by accident, as you may or may not have noticed I have been M.I.A! And we are not just talking the out for a day or two, back next week kinda missing! We are talking full on dropped off the planet gone for a year type stuff! Shew! Now before you go on thinking that I have been at home eating bon-bons and just living the easy life, let me set ya straight! I have been a busy girl. And I really don't know just where to begin. So let's the past 12 months I have..........

Spent a lovely snowed-in Christmas with my family in Nebraska.
Threw a throw-down of all throwdowns for Claire and Keaton's 2nd birthday!
Started a new job.
Resigned from said new job.
Gone back to college full-time, to pursue my passion of art and graphic design.
Started a new job as a student worker on campus.
Made new friends.
Left old friends.
Celebrated 2 amazing birthdays with 3 amazing kids.
Lost 20 pounds.
Gained 20 back.
Lost 10 again. :)
Prayed a lot.
Put faith in the unknown and the Lord above. A LOT!
Celebrated 6 years of wedded bliss with Jordan.
Stayed a weekend in a gorgeous home in the Smokey Mountains for the 1st time.
Got rear-ended in Bowling Green at rush hour.
Focused on myself, my kids, and my husband and never felt better about it!

So really as you can see, my time has been well spent. But the said thing is I don't have the details of all these amazing happenings written down anywhere. Sure I have the photos of some of them, but we all know how I am about actually printing off the photos from the memory card. Sheesh, that is a whole 'nother post. So in the interest of looking back at these events fondly years from now. And also for the plain and simple fact that I miss hearing myself think, type and sometimes talk out loud.....I guess back to the blogosphere I come. Ready or not. I can't promise that all or any of my posts will be interesting. But I can promise that I will share more often what is going on in the life of this mom to three, student 24/7, working, half-crazy, wife who still doesn't love to cook's life!

Afterall, 12 months is really to long to go without talkin' to someone. Don'tcha think? :)