Wednesday, September 30, 2009

...I'd like to thank the Academy...

I mean, really, I didn't prepare a speech at all. It is just such an honor being nominated. I'm overwhelmed and honored to have been given this title. Thanks to everyone out there that made this possible and got me started in this business.

Ok, ok, I'll be serious. My oh so generous and loverly friend Sarah Beth Rowe presented me with this award:

Here's the deal:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award. Thanks Sarah, I truly am honored!

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog. See above.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award. See above.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might not know.

This is very hard for me because I'm such an open book, but I'll try:

a. I wish I had great photography skills. I wish I owned a fancy camera, knew how to use it to take amazing photos and was very familiar with photoshop.

b. One of my pet peeves is when people cuss on their status on facebook, even if it's just one of the newest lame abbreviations that has a cuss word in it. Drives me crazy. Call me a prude. I don't care.

c. Another pet peeve of mine is when a waiter or waitress doesn't write down the orders. I mean, really. Who are they trying to impress? I'm the one giving them the tip and I'd rather them write the order down and get it right than not write it down and get it wrong.

d. I'm a horrible speller, but I enjoy playing games like Scramble & Scrabble. Go figure.

e. When I was little my sisters & I would act out "Annie" - they always made me play the part of Sandy, yes, that's the dog. You know, Annie sings, "Dumb dog, why are you followin' me?"

f. Tonight for dinner I dipped goldfish in peanut butter. Yup.

g. Ok, just as I suspected, this has been hard for me to come up with things people might not know about me, so I have a fun idea. Why don't some of you come up with #7? I dare you to leave a comment about something you know about me that others might not nice though!

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.

a. The one. The only. Elaine Diane Caldwell Flores!!! Kreativ for her alliterative title and fun titles for each post as well!

b. An old college friend that I love keeping up with, Kristy Davis Boyd. Kreativ for all her fun photos in each post!

c. The best BIG SIS in KXA!!! Natrudy! Kreativ for her wit and her onrunning series about "reasons she needs a husband"

d. A relatively new friend (compared to the bloggers above), Teresa! Kreativ for her fun posts entitled: "Are you smarter than a 6th grader?"

e. She's going to hate me for putting her on here, but her blog really really is Kreativ. It's a sewing blog! I don't even sew and I always love seeing her latest creations. My good friend: Claire

f. Again, she won't appreciate this nomination, but this list wouldn't be complete without my dear friend Rebs. This blog is Kreativ also for her title, Rebekistan. She's also honest and real. I like that!

g. Another blog that I just recently started reading. This awesome lady goes to my church, but her fun family anecdotes and "Darla 9-1-1" series definitely makes this blog qualify as Kreativ.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate. See above.

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated. I'm on my way.

Welp, hope you've enjoyed this.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday's musing

-I have committed to do a training session at another church on teaching preschoolers creatively, not sure that I'm an authority on this topic, but I'm gonna give it a go.

- I am posting this from my phone while laying in bed at 10:40am on my Friday off and that makes me happy.

- apparently the digital signal in my bedroom is bad so my TV keeps skipping, and it's uber annoying, but not enough to make me move into my living room.

- I finally got to go to a 'stros game! Havn't been in a few years! Here's a pic from our awesome seats:

- I have been having so much fun with the cricut at work! Could be dangerous!

- I have no plans this weekend and I LOVE that!

- last night was uber fun hanging out with a few new friends!

- hoping my fantasy football team pulls off a win this week!

- I'm super excited to head to a lakehouse in 2 weeks with a fun group of friends!

- Oct is going to be busy: weekend @ lakehouse, week long conference in Arlington, training day (previously mentioned), Baylor Homecoming, Jr. Staff 3rd annual Hallo"wii"n party! Gotta get working on my costume! Then ofcourse Trunk or Treat (church Hallowiin alternative). I have a feeling it's going to be Nov before I know it!

- I have several Christmas presents that require making something, better get on that! I'm hoping to start buying a few gifts early to spread out the spending!

Thats all I got for now. Maybe I'll post more frequently now that I can do it from my phone.

Have a super weekend!

-- Posted from my iPhone

Monday, September 21, 2009

...this weekend...

I give you this lame weekend recap because I wanted something to post and didn't want to have to think of something more exciting, so, here you have it!
Thursday afternoon I headed to Katy's and stayed at her house with her 3 boys. I got to take Brady to his first basketball practice, he was really excited that I got to watch him practice! Blake took this picture, Brady is the one in blue looking at the camera giving a thumbs up!

Pic Blake & I took during practice...notice the horrible quality of iphone pics...awesome, dang I need to get a real camera!

Katy & I stayed up late working on necklaces and a belt buckle - don't know why this pic is sideways, it's not sideways in the album on my computer :( just turn your head, you get the idea, yes, I made this! woohoo! can't wait to wear it to the rodeo next spring!

Friday I helped get the boys ready and off to school and then headed to Kristy's so that I could go have lunch with Ashlyn at her school, this was her request. I love that my sisters only live about 15 mins apart!
Friday night Kristy & I took all 3 of her kids over to Katy's so that we could have dinner together. This was complete craziness. So fun, but imagine (2) 7 year olds, a 4 year old, a 2 year old, an 18 month old and a 3 week old. It's a major ordeal to get them all together, but I wouldn't miss it for the world! These kiddos crack me up and I love spending time with them!
Once we got home we put all the kids to bed and I told Kristy to head to bed and that I would do Macie's late night feeding. I went to bed around 2am - good times!
Then Saturday Kristy went and got her nails done, so I kept all 3 kids. It really wasn't that bad. Then Ashlyn, Cole & I went to Blake's (the 4 year old) soccer game. This was hysterical and I regret to inform you that I do not have any photos of this event, mainly because Ashlyn & Brady were playing with my phone for most of the game.
I headed back to Houston after the game and made it just in time for Saturday night church.
I tell you all of this to prove to you what an amazing Aunt I am. Hahaha, just kidding, no really, I share this with you to say that I love spending time with my family, even when it's hectic and a bit crazy, they make my heart happy! I love love love the relationships that I have with my nieces and nephews and I hope that it stays that way. I hope that as they get older I am someone they can call when they need an adult that isn't their parent to listen and understand, or that they want to come visit me and stay with me for the weekend. A weekend like this makes me wonder how my sisters do it! I get to be exhausted for about 48 hours, but then I come back home and collapse, they do it 24/7...I hope someday I can put into practice what I have learned from them! Being a mom is completely selfless and I admire them for how they love and care for their kids! Some day...some day...

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Yup, I got to spend Labor Day with 3 loverly ladies!!! Em, Lainey, Kate & I talked and ate and chatted and ate and sipped and ate and shopped and ate and chilled, just like old times. It was glorious!

this week i've gotten to play with the cricut at work!!! sooooo much fun!

I went to the first week of Beth Moore Bible Study on Tuesday night. The crowd was unbelievable!!! I think there were 4,000 people in there!!!

Jeff & Erin are back stateside and I got to see them briefly on Tuesday! I think we're hanging out tomorrow!!!

Scott & Abby are also back in town for a few months. We are having a party for/with them tomorrow night, just like old times :)

I miss Macie like crazie, actually, I miss all 6 of my nieces & nephews and can't wait to see them next weekend. In fact, there's part of me that's tempted to take an extra day off so as to get even more time with them...hmmm...we shall see.

I've been trying to figure out how to get to a Baylor football game this season. The trouble is that I only have one Sunday left to take off and I need to save it for Christmas, so a Saturday afternoon/night football game is kinda hard to swing...we'll see what I can work out. Of course everyone is talking about the Baylor vs. Tech game that is the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Cowboy stadium...very tempting, but hard to get to and get back for church on time.

I got a new green cover for my iphone and I'm really happy with it!

Oh, I also got a $15 purse that now that I've been carrying it for about a week, I'm not in love with, which isn't a big deal because it was only $15, but now I've found a new purse that I'm fond of, and it's only $36, which isn't horrible, but is it justifiable?'s the purse, ok, wait, when I saw it in the store they only had brown & cream. I liked the cream. Now that I went to find it on the website I learned that they have it in purple. I was kind of already thinking I wanted a purple purse this fall...dang it, now I really want the purple purse!

Welp, that's about all I got for now! Hope all is well with you. Sorry I'm a slacker blogger these days, I guess I just don't have that much to say...I guarantee another post and new pics after I spend next weekend with the loves of my life! Til then, much love!