Sunday, December 25, 2005

Glad this day is over!

The day went pretty smoothly but I'm glad things are going back to normal.

Not sure where all of Tallys things are going but we'll find places for them. She got a couple of big toys, some small ones and alot of clothes. This isn't including the tons of things she got last week in Texas. I received alot of my scrapbooking supplies that I've been eyeing so I can work on stuff at home instead of going to Mistys house. Not that I won't still go once a week but at least I'll be able to finish pages here when I need to. Also got alot of gift cards to various places. Here is my favorite pic of Tally today.

Jeanne and I had a great visit last week. Here are a few pics from that.

Pretty tired today so I'm going to leave it at that for now.

Merry Christmas!

I know I still haven't updated on my Austin trip, will try and do it on Monday. Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Getting ready....

So we are leaving for Texas tomorrow. I've been making my list of everything to bring. I'm sure I'll forget something but thought I would give it a go anyway. Alot of little stuff I need to get done today before Matt's cousins Christmas concert tonight. Have at least one more load of laundry to throw in the wash before I leave to put in a order for one of Matt's costumers who just can't wait until Monday for 10 more wallets. Since Matt is trying to finish up his work so we can head out no later than 12 tomorrow, I volunteered to make the lady happy when what I really wanted to do was tell her to shove it. Considering she called our house at 10 last night... granted I was on the phone for about 15 mins before she called but hey, that's not the point!

Need to go to the store and pick up some stuff, guess I'll do that while waiting for that ladies pictures. The place Matt has his pics developed at is way to close to my scrappin' store, so I'll try to stay clear of it. Even though I could use some more ribbons.... but I'll stay away, no time for scrappin' anyway. It can wait until Monday when I'm back home.

I'm ready for this trip but at the same time I'm ready for it to be over. I can't wait to finally meet Jeanne and I can't wait to see my family. I just hate trips like this, the fast ones that just fly by. On top of that it's almost Christmas. Need to get my house ready for next weekend and I haven't even figured out what I'm making this year. I wanted to do something new. Not the traditional Ham that we usually have. So if you have any ideas... throw them this way.

Ok... enough about my trip. You'll see the pics when I return.

Finally got all the information sent to the semi company about my claim. I've just been really forgetful lately and kept forgetting to bug Matt about taking pics of my car. It's done now though and the estimates are sent as well. So hopefully I can have that taken care of by the new year.

I'll leave you with a few pages I worked on in the past couple of days. Then I'll be back with pics on Monday...

Friday, December 9, 2005

Pretty Busy lately...

With the holidays coming up I've been pretty busy. Seems like I'm constantly doing something. It never ends.

I had big plans today to finish all of the laundry and get all the rooms upstairs straightened. My mom called and asked if I wanted to go to Wal Mart with her and since I was stuck in the house with the snow yesterday I said sure! So we went and apparently a few weeks ago my mom had Tallys pics done for Christmas without my knowledge. They turned out cute of course (beautiful little subject) LOL So that is part of Matt and I's Christmas gift. Here is one... ok two...

We also went to Kohls and got a little more shopping done. My mom bought Matt's gifts and she also bought Tally something else. Got home around 4 and put dinner in the oven and took a nap on the couch until 7pm and that was only because Matt woke me up cause he was hungry. So needless to say, my laundry wasn't finished and none of the upstairs is straightened. LOL

It snowed yesterday, first one of the season. We only got a few inches and it stayed mostly today since it didn't get above freezing but we will be saying goodbye to it tomorrow with our high of 40 something. LOL Here is a pic I took last night.

I sent all of my Christmas cards last week and everyone should be receiving them in the next couple of days. I've also been working on some creative altered gifts for a couple of ppl. I can not say what they are or show them since 2 of these ppl read my blog sometimes but I will post my altered gifts after they get to open them. ;) One will be next week because I finally get to meet Jeanne!!! YAY!!! I am so ready, she is as well. Only a week away now. So I will be posting pics when I get back. Also pics from my familys Christmas celebration. Ready for some new scrapping material. With Tally being sick on and off lately I don't have alot of new pictures to scrap with.

I've been a winner lately... not weiner... winner. LOL I attended a chat with Shabby Princess a week or so ago and put some layouts in the gallery there and won a $10 gc for the Shabby Shoppe. Lovely suprise, even though it's so hard for me to decide since I have so many lovely things from her already. Then I commented on Heathers blog a couple of days ago and she was giving away some papers as a RAK . Then today during my daily blog reading circle I noticed my name on her blog as one of the RAK winners. I am so excited and can't wait to work with the papers in Tallys ABC's Album. Which I fixed up a little...

Ok I've bored everyone enough tonight plus it's getting late. So until next time... take care of yourselves! :D

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Like the new look?

Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow? I am! It's not at my house this year, I talked my mom into hosting it. LOL So all I have to do is put together a veggie tray and bake a pie. Works for me. My grandma's male "friend" isn't going to be able to make it after all. So she will be staying with my parents. My uncle asked if she would like to have Thanksgiving at his house and get this, my grandma told him that she is going up to see "Her great grand-daughter walk" LOL I highly doubt Tally is going to start walking tomorrow or in the next couple of days while my grandmother is here. She may be in a month but I doubt this week. I'm getting excited about my trip next month. I am so ready to meet my friend and I guess see my family too. hehehe (shhh... don't tell them) Not that much longer, it's sneaking up on us.

So Tally had another cold this past week. She is still a little runny but it's slowly going away. Her next doctors appt is on the 28th (next Monday) I can't wait to see how big she has gotten. Since she was sick all last week, we were stuck in the house. No playdates. It was driving me crazy. Sunday was my first mno (moms night out) and we met up at Starbucks since the Purple Glaze pottery was closed that night. A couple of us ladies stayed until close that night. They started turning the lights out on us. LOL I had fun though. Then on Monday I went to see Misty, so I could paper scrap and let Tally play with her daughter. On the way I got hit by a semi, YES a semi. Obviously we are fine and my car isn't to damaged, he just barely side swiped me. I have a dent on the back right of my truck. He didn't even know he hit me but luckily I at the light I was able to write down all of the info on his truck and call them. They are due to call me anyday about my claim. I'll keep you posted on how that goes.

As you can see from my new look, Matt took our Christmas pictures this past weekend. Brought my mom along to get Tally to smile at the camera and then she ended up wearing a red sweater too so we took some pics of her as well with Tally. I made my Christmas cards. I love the way they turned out. They are 4x8 and I've already ordered them from WinkFlash. They were sent out this morning, So I should receive them by next week. I made a page with a few of the pics for Ginas Sketch Challenge at The Digi Chick.
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Weight loss has been coming a little slow lately. Haven't been pushing myself like I should be. I am hoping to get back on track after Thanksgiving. I am going to try and work on that. My mini goal right now is to at least lose another 5 lbs by the new year. We'll see if that's possible.

Tally is being a little clingy plus I don't have much more to say, so I'll leave you with a couple of pages.

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

It's been a while....

I've been pretty busy here lately. Not sitting about the house like the past couple of months. We've been going to some playdates from my message board in this area. I've met another nice mommy that has a 14 month old daughter and we've become pretty good friends. I joined an actual playgroup that she is in that has weekly playdates and also a MNO (Mom's night out) once a week. First one is coming up next weekend and I'm pretty excited about it. We've also been hanging out outside of playdates which is nice. She also got me into paper scrapping, Yikes, like I didn't have a bad enough habit with digital before. LOL We have another playdate today and a scrapbook/playdate tomorrow. I can't believe tomorrow is Friday again already.

I lost another pound the past couple of weeks. I've been slacking on my exercise but trying to get back into it. It's hard though, I'm so tired in the evenings so I've been trying to go for walks in the morning. These playdates are helping by getting me out of the house. Mom bought be a WW scale and I'm really starting to like it since I can get so close on my "actual weight"

Ok on to Tally... She is officially crawling! Has been for a week now. My big girl is also pulling up on everything including my desk chair, that is driving me nuts now though. We moved the desk back up into the spare room next to Tallys room and moved all of her toys in her so I can do my normal stuff on the computer and she can play and crawl all over the place. So far it's working for us.

Holidays are coming up! Like you didn't know. LOL Thanksgiving will be held at my house like it is every year. I am partially thinking my mom should have it at her place because my grandmother is coming in with her "friend" and I really don't want to cook for an couple of people. With Tally being here now, M helps me with her but I don't know, we'll see. I am thinking maybe we could do Tally's first Christmas here and that way it won't be a big deal for Thanksgiving over there. We are going to Texas the week before Christmas for my moms side of the familys "Christmas" we haven't attended in years, this year is different because Tally is here. It will be nice to see the family again on a happy note instead of it being because something happened. I always love those types of trips. I also am meeting a good online friend and her family while I'm down there. She is going to come up and see me. I'm definetly excited to finally meet her and her cutie pie who is 2 days older than T.

Need to get off her for a bit and make Tallys breakfast and eat something myself and then get ready for our playdate. Hopefully it won't be to long until my next blog but I'm not making any promises!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I've become a weekly blogger...

Yeah I know, it's been a week again. I'll try and work on that but I'm not promising anything. ;)

On the weight loss front I did hit my 10 lb goal, actually I am down a whole 11 lbs. Doubt I'll get my pedicure though. There are to many other things that I would rather have now. Nobody is going to be looking at my toes anymore anyways. So I am going to buy me some more scrapbook kits.

Tally is doing good. Alot of stuff has happened the past week though. She is still getting over her first cold. She is also sooooo close to crawling, just hasn't gotten her arms in on the action. Two teeth cut this week also. So I have been a busy scrapping momma!

So I leave you with a few pages. I'll try to post again soon...

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Long week!

It's been over a week since I posted last. Sorry about that. If you remember I had family in at the end of last week. Dinner at Camerellis was excellent, the fair on Friday was great but a little nippy. They left on Saturday morning. Saturday evening was my usual family night at my folks. I did my WI (weigh in) while I was there as usual and I lost 1 pound. Not bad considering I thought I wouldn't lose at all. So woohoo to me. LOL I have done really well managing my points this week. I think I might of hit my first goal of 10 pounds. We will see on Saturday night. :D

Matt has been on vacation all week. That is partially why I haven't posted until now. We have been spending time together and trying to get out of the house. Tally also has her first cold. So we've had the runny nose and now we are getting in to the congestion and coughing. Slowly but surely she is getting better. Clingy but I don't mind. I also took a little time off as mommy today and let daddy take care of her while I went to the movies with my mom. We saw "Just Like Heaven"! It was great! I highly recommend it to women who like funny/sad/happy movies. LOL

I did a little scrapbooking this past week also. Tally is so close to crawling just hasn't got the movements down without falling. It will be any day. So I scrapped a picture I took of that. My baby girl is almost 8 months. She is growing so fast and I'm starting to want another one. I'm crazy... I know. LOL

Oh before I forget... The cleaning thing. It is sort of working but not as I planned at the beginning. It seems like I am only going to get one room clean a week and then keep them clean. For instance my kitchen is clean, sink sparkling every night before bed. Tallys room is clean, all clothes put away and floor vacuumed. Upstairs bathroom is clean, counter is clear of clutter and toilet is sparkling. LOL See I got 3 rooms in my house looking great. Only 2 more upstairs and most of the downstairs other than the kitchen. Then my house will be clean. It's just taking me a little longer than planned. It's something since my daughters room looked like a war zone and she isn't even old enough to destoy things yet. :D

I'll try to post again maybe Sunday and let you know how my WI went.
~Buh Bye~

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

I think blog slacking is spreading. LOL

I to have been blog slacking lately. I just haven't been sitting at my computer as much lately. If I am online I'm on three sites. Both my message boards or my WW site putting in my Point Tracking for the day.

I've been exercising almost everyday and cleaning. It's hard to get your house in order when you've been slacking so much. I have many bad habits that I am trying to change. That was starting with my weight. Now it's my house. Granted we aren't total pigs around here. We do clean our kitchen, don't leave dirty dishes or food out and we do keep our house straightened. It's the deep cleaning that we don't seem to do. Vacuuming the living room is a must with dogs, but cleaning the baseboards... no. Keeping the toilet from getting that nasty ring we do, but cleaning the back of the toilet from dust and wiping down the counters is a rare thing only done when company comes. Again... in the kitchen we do wipe the counters daily. It seems like the only things we do around here is basic cleaning. Just what needs to be done.

SO I'M CHANGING THAT! From now on there will be cleaning of one room a day and straightening the rest. We have bad habits with paper clutter, not organizing it and putting it where it needs to be. Laundry gets cleaned but not necessarily put up. In Tallys room it gets put on her rocker instead of being put in her drawers or hung up. In our room the stuff gets put in drawers but hanging gets put on the cedar chest at the end of the bed. Why is it so hard to for us to hang up some clothes? Who knows, but it has to stop. So I joined FlyLady for her reminders. I'll update in a week and we'll see how we are doing.

So onto my weight... I think one of my last post I was at 4 lbs total weight loss. Well now I am at 7 lbs. That makes a 3 lbs loss last week and it also puts me in a lower weight class and put me down 2 pts a day. Which is fine by me! So I am only 3 lbs away from my first goal of 10 lbs and that means I will be calling Joyce for my pedicure soon. DH better have the money ready for me. LOL I've been trying to stay on track this week with points since my Aunt and Uncle are coming in tomorrow. We are going out to eat at Camerelli's which as I've said before is one of my favorite places. YUMMY I will definetly be putting half of my dinner in a to-go box that night and restricting myself to one peice of bread. I deserve at least that since I won't be getting my usual dessert. On Friday we are going to the State Fair! I can't wait... I love the fair, especially the turkeys legs. I look forward to them every year. This year isnt going to be any different so I will be having one. So needless to say I will be into my flex points by the end of the week and I would not be surprised if I didn't lose as much this week. We won't know until Saturday night though.

I bought a scrapbook magazine last night. Gave me a couple of ideas and I finished 3 pages last night. I also did some a couple of days ago. So I'm going to share a couple of them. I will try to post again this weekend sometime.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

It's working!

Today I felt the burn. LOL My workouts with Maya are working. My thighs and abs are a little sore today. I still did my workout today. I love how everyday the workout is a little different. Some of the same exercises but different variations and everyday I learn a new exercise. Once again this is a great program when you don't have the money for a personal trainer or the time to get to the gym. :D

Tally is back home. Spent the weekend with my parents. It's so nice to have that once a month break. As usual I bring something new home that she didn't have when I dropped her off. This time a winter outfit. You just got to love grandparents.

Tomorrow we are going to get her Halloween outfit from The Childens Place. She's going to be a butterfly. I can't wait until I can gets some pics of her in it.

Ta Ta for now!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

I'm getting there!

I bought a program yesterday, it's called Yourself Fitness. A lady on one of the mommy boards I'm on that is doing WW also and she recommended it. It is a fitness program on XBOX, I didn't even know that there was such a thing until she mentioned it. They also have in for PS2 and PC. It is like having a personal trainer in your living room. It rocks. I am really pleased with it so far. You do a fitness evaluation when you first start. This includes 2 mins worth of jumping jacks (keeping up with the model) a lot harder than it looked also how many of each of the following you can do up to the max amount of squats, push-ups, and crunches. Lets just say other than squats I need help. LOL So she set up my workout routine for losing weight. 15 mins of exercise 6 days a week. She has choices that she recommends from cardio, upper body, core, lower body and flexibility. You can choose what you wish or go with what she says. 15 min workout is not always 15 mins, it can vary about 5 mins. It's ok with me though. So I did two more today, it's not even my day to work out. I took Saturdays off since that is my busy day usually. Anyway just wanted to give it a plug! LOL It's a awesome program and so far works great.

I did an unofficial weigh in last night and had lost another 2 lbs. Tonight is my official so we'll see if it's still the same. I had McD's nuggets and half a thing of my french fries for dinner last night. Hopefully it didn't kill my loss. LOL We'll see!

It's Subway tonight. Yummy Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki on wheat and some baked lays. Also one of those great Parfaits my mom made last week. We are back to playing cards. It's been a couple of months since we've played. Hopefully I can kick some a$$ tonight. :D

Until next time....Enjoy life and all it has to offer!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I've been slacking...

I know it's been a week since I posted last. Most weeks I don't have plans to do anything on Wednesdays. I haven't been spending that much time online lately. Trying to spend more time with Matt when he's home. Tally is starting to become more mobile so it's hard to sit online all day and take care of her.

So here is the update from the last week.

I've been keeping with my healthy eating for the most part. That's what the flex points for Weight Watchers is for though. :D Oh I forgot I didn't post that I finally joined. LOL I joined WW on Thursday of last week. I need the guidelines or I won't stick with it. Knowing how tight money has been lately, I know since I paid $65 that I will keep up with this and lose the damn weight!!! I had my first WI (Weigh In) on Saturday since I started unofficially on the Sat before last. I LOST 2 LBS!!! I'm pretty excited because it's a start. So 2 down and 57 more to go... If things work out I'm hoping to be down at least 40 by next spring, if not the whole amount.

Tally has been doing great the past week. She is talking up a storm ALL the time. She's so cute. When Matt gets home today he's going to take some pictures of her. I can't wait. We need to print out the 6 months pictures of her but we are waiting to see which ones to print. The originals or the edited ones, with her a little darker. We also bought her new carseat. It is so much easier now. Matt is happy that he doesn't have to carry her in that carrier anymore.

Alright that is all for now. I'll try to update again soon...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I was a good girl today

So I'll start with what I ate yesterday. Breakfast I had my Multi Grain Cheerios with 1% milk. Lunch I had my leftover lunch from the day before so, Lemon Pepper Chicken with rice and steamed broccoli. Had a snack of whole wheat ritz crackers with 1 oz colby/jack cheese and no sugar added hot cocoa. ( reminds me of my GD days while preggo ) Dinner I had 6 in Sweet Onion Chicken sandwich on wheat with baked doritos from Subway. Handful of pretzels as a after dinner snack. So those were my meals from yesterday which were pretty good. IMO I didn't exercise though because I wasn't feeling well.

Today... Breakfast again was my Multi Grain Cheerios with 1% milk. Lunch McDonalds Caesar Salad with the light balsamic dressing instead of the caesar and a small sprite. A snack of whole wheat ritz with 1 oz of cheese again. Dinner I made Hamburger Stew and had one bowl and 1 biscuit. After dinner snack couple of cups of popcorn and a hot cocoa. I did exercise today. Matt, Tally and I went for a walk today. Walked a mile to the light then tracked back through the houses. So I'm thinking a little over 2 miles since we went through the neighborhood.

I am really hoping that I lose at least a pound or two when I weight myself this Saturday. So everyone needs to keep their fingers crossed for me. LOL

I scrapbooked a little bit yesterday too. So here they are.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Long Busy Weekend

Well it's been almost a week since I posted an actual entry. Nothing much has been happening. LOL

Saturday we went to the Bluegrass~Chili Festival in Claremore. It was so HOT. We were constantly in and out of the Expo looking at the same old boring crafts but at least it was cool. I had my turkey leg and way to much Pepsi, considering I'm trying to cut it out completely. Also bought the chili kit to taste all of the chili contestants samples. It was not worth the $3 since I only got to try 2 of them. The cups were the size of shot glasses. LOL We left shortly after the chili part and went back to my parents for our usual dinner night. Once again we watched a movie. "Hitch" this time. It was pretty funny. We had chinese take~out for dinner. Yummy!! I had the sweet & sour chicken, I know ..... not the best choice. It was good though. hehehe

Weighed myself and got my official weight for the start of my Weight Watchers Journey. It's the same as my weight for the journey I took and never finished at the Digi Chick a couple of months ago. This time I am serious. So the official weight I'm not going to post the cyber world but I will let you know that I am going to be losing 59lbs. So make your own guess on how much I'm weighing these days. LOL

Being on WW will help me still have what I want but in moderation. Yesterday I was a good girl. I had my shredded wheat, Chicken sandwich at Braums without Mayo (don't like the stuff anyways) and chicken spaghetti for dinner with one piece of garlic bread. I'm sure I snacked also but not alot.

Today I didn't have breakfast (I know... bad me) because I didn't have time. Shortly after I woke up and fed Tally my mom called and wanted me to go to the store with her. So I had to get us ready for that. We ended up having lunch at Cheddars. I had the Lemon Pepper Chicken w/ rice, green beans, and steamed broccoli. I put half into a to~go container. I splurged a little bit and shared the Cookie Monster with my mom. See I knew there was a reason I didn't get to eat breakfast. LOL Ok on to dinner we had a Chicken Kabob (one each) with brown rice and green beans. It was good. So other than the Cookie Monster I think I did pretty good today. I even exercised. I got on my eliptical machine for 10 minutes and let me just say that, that thing can kick my ass. My heart was going super fast. So I'm going to leave it at 10 minutes for a little while and then I'll do my videos in the morning.

So here is my latest layout I scrapped, it's of my and my baby girl. Taken today infront of the upstairs bathroom. I was trying to show my new haircolor, but it didn't work out that way. So you can't see my highlights but it's good enough.

I know I didn't really talk about Sunday to much. I wasn't feeling good. Mostly just took care of Tally and worked on my scrapbook pages that I posted earlier. So tomorrow I have NO plans as of this moment. That could easily change but I doubt it. So I hope to scrap some more and maybe get some pics of T playing, who knows tomorrow may be the day she crawls. LOL We'll see!

Tah~Tah for now!!!

Just a few more pages...

Just adding a couple more scrapbook pages for now. I'll be back to post more about the weekend later tonight.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Finally finished a couple of pages.

I made two scrapbook pages today. I still have some more pics I could do so I'll try and make a couple more tomorrow. I don't want to get to far behind on her baby book.

New look!

As some noticed I changed the look of my blog again. Had to showcase a new pic of my babygirl! I also changed my look again. lol People who know me... know that I change my hair every 2 months. I've been almost every color. I went blonder after having Tally and now that Fall is arriving I'm going back to dark. Of course I went to my good friend David and he fixed me up good as usual. Darkened my hair to a dark brown and put in some awesome copper highlights. I love it as usual. Let me just say that I've been unhappy with my hair once with him. At that time I was unhappy in general because it was shortly after my second miscarriage. I might take some pics later and update my profile with a new pic. We'll see!

Tally is loving her solids and not fighting us as much lately. Started her on applesauce yesterday morning. She likes it mixed with her cereal. She LOVES squash!!! I hope she likes it all, I am not looking forward to her being picky. Sweet Potatoes are next, she'll be starting them this weekend.

So on to scrapbooking....

I have been so bad lately. I have some pictures I could scrap but I just can't get my mind set. It just wanders and I can't seem to scrap anything that I like. I'll start on something and half way through I won't like it so I delete it. Thank goodness I don't do actual scrapbooking. I would waste so much stuff. This is why I like digital scrapbooking. Make a mistake you don't kill more trees until you print the page.

Ok on to Matt....

He took Tallys pictures this past weekend. As you can see on my banner. lol I am so proud of him. He is getting better everyday. I have always loved his nature pictures, even have a couple of them framed around the house. I even have a picture that he took with his Minolta before we got married. It was taken at Woodward Park behind the fountain with me holding Chance when he was just a small puppy. (before we got Caramel) It is a great picture. Ok I'm done bragging about my husband. *for now*

Mom is coming over to visit today and bringing a healthy lunch. Have no idea what yet but it's going to be healthy. I know that much. I've been doing good the past couple of days. Not overeating and I haven't had a pepsi in a couple days. I changed to Diet Dr.Pepper, I need my caffeine since I don't drink coffee. Only one a day the rest is water. Now if I could make myself exercise I would be set. So that is what I'm working on now.

Getting close to lunchtime and Tally is calling...

Friday, September 2, 2005

It's working!!!

Finally getting a little sleep. The first night I went straight to sleep and last night it took a little bit but no where near as long as before. So my meditation/breathing exercises are calming me down enough at night to get me to sleep. Which puts me in a better mood during the day. Obvious I know. lol

Now to get back on track with my exercising. I have like 3 pairs of pants that fit me and a closet full of clothes. It sucks!!! I open my closet and it kills me to see all those capris and jeans that I can get over my fat hips. If I can get them that high I can't button them. If I can button them I have that annoying bulge above them. I refuse to wear pants that make me look fatter than I already know I am. ugh So here I am wearing the one pair of jeans that don't make me feel like a hippo and the capris that when I first put them on they bug me. Otherwise I wear my pajamas all day. lol Granted I don't go in public with them on. Matt is probably happy about that.

I need to start taking care of myself. My feet are looking terrible. I need a pedicure desperately. Might have to break down and use some grocery money and go see my Joyce so she can do my toes. Might get a manicure while I'm at it. lol We'll see! Some other things need to be bought before I can do that!

Tally is doing great with her solids still. She has her moments when I want to stop feeding her and just give her the damn bottle. Most of the time she eats though. Now on her bottle she is starting to bite down on it at the last couple of ounces. It's kind of annoying. I'm not sure if she is telling me she is done or what. So I hold it back and she grabs it, so I give it back and then a minute later she starts doing it again. Weird child... That's all I can think of. lol

We are taking her pictures tomorrow and I can't wait to see what we come up with. Bought her a cute outfit today to wear for them. Can't wait!!!!!!!! Sooooo Excited! hehehe

Tomorrow is also game night but this week it will be at my house. I will also be cooking. I have only entertained once since I had Tally and that was Fathers Day and it stressed me out. Hopefully that will not be the case tomorrow. I will be making Raspberry-Balsamic Glazed Chicken and as a side I'm thinking green beans of some sort. I think we are also going to rent a couple movies instead of a game. Sounds good to me.

Today was Matt's b-day and he turned 27. Getting old. lol I keep reminding him 3 more years until the big 3-0 then he reminds me that I am only 4 years away myself. So I guess I need to stop teasing him. lol He got a couple of presents from his parents. New polarizer filter and camera backpack. He was excited, even though he told them what he wanted. lol I am sorry to say we couldn't really afford to get him anything. BUT we did buy stuff to start fixing up his home studio. Sooooo in my opinion that is his gift and I am sure he would agree. :D We also went out to Camerellis, damn I love that place. It's a little italian restaurant on Historic Cherry Street. Yummy.

I think I typed enough for tonight and as usual Matt is passed out on the couch. But I am going to add a sweet pic of my baby girl!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Soooo tired!

I am still not getting any sleep. I lay down and stare at the ceiling every night. I do this for hours. What is wrong with me. Friends keep telling me I need to see a doctor and I wish I could. Problem.... I don't have insurance at the moment and I don't have the extra $80 that it would cost just to see her. So I need to try and figure this out on my own. So what I've come up with is that I'm stressed!

Probably obvious to alot of people considering my temper lately. I'm constantly yelling and have caught myself in tears twice in the past couple weeks over nothing major. I think the stress comes in from money and things related to money. lol So pretty much money, money and definetly money. Where is the lotto when you need it. lmao

So what I've decided to do is meditation before I got to bed and I'm also going to try and do some yoga some nights. I'll keep you updated on how that is going.

Getting our home studio set up to take pictures. Mostly of Tally right now. We decided we are doing her 6 months pictures instead of having Sears or someplace else doing it. So we broke down and bought some black fabric for a backdrop and plexi glass. We are going to try that sometime in the next couple days. Then we have a place here in town to have them printed out into wallets and bigger pics for family. I'm not to sure how this will go but I know Matt can take awesome outdoor pics so hopefully these will kick ass too.

Time to try my meditation and get some damn sleep! Have a good evening and I'll try to update tomorrow on if it worked. lol

Saturday, August 27, 2005

I officially hate Monopoly now!

I can't stand it anymore. I SUCK! We will not be playing it again anytime soon. Matt won again. I gave up half way through because he had so many damn hotels that I was dead ass broke! My wonderful husband has finally found a game that he can kick ass at. CONGRATULATIONS MATT!!! Dinner was nice though and we had brownies for dessert... so other than the game it was nice. lol

The best part of the night was seeing my baby girl and then leaving her there for another night. ~hehehe~ My mom volunteered for another night. I really love that my mom doesn't mind watching her one a month, it's nice to have uninterrupted sleep. Also my mom loves having Tally around and she is great with her. Now I can't wait to get up in the morning and go get her. It's nice but I still miss her!!!

I've been filling out postcards for my Sweetest Things buddies for our postcard swap and I'm half way done. Only 9 left out of the 19 that I'm sending. Some were easy to fill out and some were hard and generic since I don't know them very well. I sound so stupid when I write generic. I'm sure it doesn't make sense but who cares. lol Also I wrote crooked on most of them, don't know what made me do that but it's to late now.

It's getting late and I'm tired so until next time....

I'm FREE!!!!

Tally stayed the night at my moms house last night and is still with her until we go over there later this afternoon. Matt went fishing with my dad so I've been free all day. (Well since I woke up at 10:30) lol I'm not totally free anymore... Matt just walked in the door. He can take care of himself though. hehehe

I've been working on cloned names for my Sweetest Things buddies. It makes you feel so good when people like something that you did and ask you to make things for them. I love doing it!!!

I guess I'm a PSP and Photoshop addict now. My addiction is getting worse as the days go by. lmao I'm constantly on the search for more tutorials so I can learn more more more things. All of these Yahoo groups are hard to keep up with. I moved one more to my regular address because I like to keep up with it. So that leaves the two psp tubes groups on my 2GB email at that I haven't checked it in a couple days and I'm kind of scared. lol 200-400 emails I'm sure. eeekkkkk!!! So I'm not checking it until tomorrow because I don't have the time to go through it. What's an extra 100+ emails anyways.....

Decided to share a couple of pics today! This is looking out the front door of my condo. Sometimes I wish I would have known this before we bought the place but we really don't go out the front much anyways. So here is my lake!

And this picture is of one of my dogs Chance being pulled out from underneath the couch because he decided it was a good idea to try and go get his toy himself and then precedes to get himself stuck.

Tonight is dinner and game night at my parents. I'm ready to kick some a$$! Matt won at Monopoly last week and I'm not sure if that is what we are playing or not but if we are .... I'm going to play dirty!!! My mom and I have been slacking lately and the guys have been winning. So one of us is going to win tonight and that's all there is to it. lol Gumbo is on the menu and I actually like my moms so that should be good. So that's all for now. I'll try and let everyone later tonight who wins at whatever we play, latest tomorrow! Have a great day!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Appointment Time

My baby girl is 18.8lbs and 27 inches long. She is getting big!!! lol Going to be tall like her daddy. I was told to start her on rice cereal today. Every 5 days I can start her on something new. She enjoyed her first "meal" ate almost all of it like a champ. Mommy was so proud! Here are a couple pics from today... some of her sitting and some of her eating!

PS... I have my pictures watermarked and I can trace them so be nice and don't steal!

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That's all for tonight! Everyone Sweet Dreams and talk to you soon!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

My baby girl is 6 months today.

I can't believe it's been 6 months already since I had her. Her appointment is tomorrow, so we'll see how big she is getting. I'm guess 17 1/2lbs and 27 inches, we'll see. lol We also get to start her on solids... I'm not ready! She is...but not me!!! So I might have some pics to share tomorrow.

Haven't done to much the past week. Matt is on vacation this week and it's been raining everyday. We keep wanting to get out and take some good pictures of Tally so I'm hoping it will be nice one day this week. Keeping my fingers crossed on that one. Tomorrow looks like rain too.

I've been working on picture and name sigs the past week. Still trying new tuts. Not going to fill my blog with them this time though. lol I joined 2 yahoo groups and I had to open a new email account to keep up with the PSP tubes that were coming in so it didn't bog down my Outlook Express.

Alright this is all I'm going to write this time since I'll put Tallys stats tomorrow. Have a good night.

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Nothing exciting going on lately. I've just been playing around on the computer but not really making much. Made a couple of new sigs. Image hosted by
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So that's pretty much what I've been working on when not taking care of Tally. I decided to finally do some laundry today. Been out of burp rags for a couple of days, so I've been using those lovely receiving blankets that I don't like. We need to do some darks and towels too. Waited to long. Finally found some of Matts socks that were "missing". They were in a bag of Tallys clothes that I brought upstairs. I'm sure Matt put them in there. Image hosted by

Haven't done any scrapbooking lately. I don't have any new pics and the ones I do have I'm not sure what I want to do with them. So don't know when I'm going to do another one. Matts starts vacation as soon as he gets off tomorrow. I figured we would have plans to do stuff all week so I don't know how much online time I will have. Hopefully more than I think. I am ready to get out of this house though. We will be getting some more pics of Tally this next week though. I plan on taking lots!

Until next time... have a great day!

Monday, August 15, 2005

Where did the weekend go?

Well it's Monday and I miss Matt already. lol Vacation starts next week so he'll be home with me all next week.. YAY! I may edit this next after he's been home for a day or so. lmao

Saturday night we ended up playing Chinese Checkers and my dad won. We also played Yahtzee and Matt won both game. It was his first time playing too. Go figure.

Yesterday was a very lazy day and I wasn't feeling well. I had a headache and it continued most of the day even after taking tylenol. Matt was very helpful with Tally though. I did make a page yesterday and a new siggie with Tallys name on it. So I think both of them turned out nicely!

Well I guess that's all for now. May be able to update tonight, if not I will in the morning. I'm going to try and work on another page today so we'll see! :D

Saturday, August 13, 2005

So annoyed!

This is the third time trying to do this post. The first two times I accidently backed out and everything got deleted. I was almost finished both times. Ugh! So lets try this again and this time I'm going to save twice before I finish.

Ok this is like dejavu... but here we go

I was reading Rhonna's blog today and decided to do my Colorstrology and here is what it had to say about me.

My color is Lettuce Green

You have strong emotions but do not alwats express what you are really feeling. You have a way with words and are mentally agile. Partnerships are important to you and a lot of transformation occurs due to your close personal relationships. Writing is one of the ways for you to process your feelings and channel your energy. Your personal color helps increase your stamina. Wearing. meditating or surrounding yourself with Lettuce Green lets you know when to rest and when to act.

It's rare that I find something that actually fits me. Yet I must say this does!! That is pretty much how I am. Everytime I read about Gemini's it says I am a party girl, but let me tell you a little secret ... I'M NOT!!!

Ok enough about that! Now onto my day. Today was my weekly trip to Super Target with my mom. Went ahead and bought Tally a couple of sippy cups to start testing. Not sure how much she'll like them but I wanted to get her started at least holding them. I put some water in one when I got home and she didn't know what to think about it. She seemed to like holding it though and it didn't take her long to figure out that it water came out of it. I've never given her plain water before so she didn't like that to much. She kept making a face everytime she took a sip. lol *cute*

We went to lunch at PFChang's. My mom loves that place. She is always getting it to-go for herself. lol We had the Northern Style Spare Ribs (always have to have those) then we got my mom's favorite Honey Shrimp and for my choice we got Ginger Chicken with Broccoli. Yum it was all delicious. It was kind of our last restaurant lunch for a while since we are both trying to save money so we went all out.

Tonight is our weekly family night with my parents. This is when we get together and play a game and have dinner. My dad is making his famous Chicken Dumplings. I love them and I can't wait. Have no idea what game we are playing, we've been trying to play different games every week. I'll have to put it in my next post. Last week we played Sorry and I won both games we played. The last one I was sitting on the couch with Tally trying to get her to sleep and they were moving me and I still won. lmao

Ok enough for today... c-ya maybe tomorrow!

Friday, August 12, 2005

I'm going to go nuts!

Tally has been Miss Fussy Pants for the past couple of days. She doesn't want to take her naps yet she's tired, so she just sits there whining. I really think she is teething. Not seeing any yet but she wants to chew on everything. I might as well get used to this it's going to continue for the next year and a half or so.

Haven't been working on any scrapbook pages the past couple of days. I made this one three days ago. lol

I have been working on some new tutorials for PSP and making new names and a new siggie for my February Sweetest Things board. I get side tracked easily on learning new things. So that's what I've been doing. I've also been making simple blinkies. I don't think I'm ready for the flashing kind with the dots rotating. To much working making the dots and getting them even. I'm really bad at lining up things. Trust me on this one.... I suck!

I've been really nice and helping a couple of people on Sheknows. I'm proud of myself for starting to talk to more people. My post are adding up on the board and I joined a new one for my local area. I may even start meeting other mothers near me. I need to find a work out buddy near me, to go walking or something. I have got to get out of this house during the week. If I have nothing to do I don't even take a shower until Matt comes home some days. It's getting me down lately and I hate it. So we'll see how all of this goes.

Alright it's getting late and I need to get to bed. Matt is already passed out on the couch. I'm even going to add this picture because it's so cute. It was taken over the weekend. I swear that most of the pictures I have of Matt and her, they are sleeping! Matt is sleeping all of the time when he is home... j/k he works all day.

Sweet Dreams and I might get to post tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Time to restart my journey!

As some of you know, I have been whining about my weight for a while now. I even joined a weight loss journey on Digi Chick Forum with some other digi scrappers. Well that failed and it was my own fault! Just didn't have the drive to get off my butt and do something.

-----------------------Well things are changing!--------------------------

Today I started recording what I eat and what I do. is a pretty decent site for a SAHM that really doesn't have the extra money to start weightwatchers or some other program. It helps keep track of your goals, food, and activity. I'm not on a diet, I'm just controlling my portions. I started exercising to those dvd's I've had sitting in my armoir all this time, decided to go with the Walk Away The Pounds series to start. Did the 18 min 1 mile walk. Whew that was alot of work. lol Tomorrow I think I will do it again and maybe try the beginning Windsors Pilate dvd.

I am determined to real my goal of losing at least 25lbs by the end of the year and when I hit that I will set a new goal. Hopefully I will be to a reasonable weight by next summer!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2005

Lazy day

Well I didn't do anything today. Pretty lazy Sunday! Worked on some floatie names. Some were good and some were not. lol If I make one that I really like I will post it here.

So as you can see I made a page and I like it alot. That is one of my all time favorite pics of Matt and I. I really am pleased with the page, especially the crome part at the bottom where it says The Burtons. Did The and the urtons part myself, doesn't match perfectly but it still looks good IMO.

Kit used was Urban Kiwi by Kristie aka Shabby Princess

Saturday, August 6, 2005

Soooo Tired!

We went to the Gatesway Balloon Festival last night to watch the Balloon Glow, they only had 3 balloons because it was raining before hand and they didn't get to go up into the sky. It was pretty though.

After that we went to Barnes & Noble to look for a Photoshop 1 Click Wow Book and some Oklahoma or Tulsa postcards. Didn't find either of the things I was looking for but did get a different Photoshop book. So we didn't get home til after 10 and then I had to get online and chat for a little while. So got to bed late but didn't have any interuptions and I finally got up at 10 a.m. and yet I'm still tired, go figure!

Tally wore the onesie that my parents got her while in Tunica yesterday. She looked so cute that I had to get a picture of it. Since everyone tells me that she looks like her daddy, it's perfect for her. "If you think I'm cute you should see my daddy"

I was so happy to pick up Tally this morning from my parents house. She looked so cute (as always)! She slept all night, when at home she usually wakes up a couple of times fussing, go figure again! Finally got her some teethers since she is drooling constantly. Not seeing any teeth coming in yet but I'm sure they will be here soon.

No new pages today. Haven't had time to make any. I'm sure I will have more time tomorrow to work on at least one if not two. Jeanne gave me a website for some floaties so I might try that tomorrow also. Thank you Jeanne ;))

Well I guess I need to get ready for our Saturday dinner and game night at my parents house. C-ya tomorrow and have a good night!

Friday, August 5, 2005

A new day and a new page!

I decided to do another pregnancy page. I haven't totally decided how happy I am with this one but I posted it anyway. I love everything in it just don't know if I'm in love with it.

I just love the top ultrasound picture, you can see a perfect profile of her face. I love it! I love it! I love it!!!

My parents are taking Tally for the night so Matt and I can have some us time. This happens about once a month and my mom always picks the weekend that AF shows up, ugh she has bad timing. lol Haven't decided what we are going to do. I'm thinking maybe renting a movie or two and picking something to eat up on the way home. We'll see!

My friend Saria from Arkansas called and told me that she just arrived in town. Surprise visit, since she usually calls weeks ahead and lets me know she's coming. Must have been a last minute thing. Doesn't really matter because we really don't have any set plans this weekend. I'm excited to see her since she hasn't been to here since Talesia was born.

Well that's all for now unless I make another page (which I probably will)

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Another Page and Post!

Who would have thought that it would take me forever to start posting and then when I do.... it's three in one day. lol

In this page I was 4 months pregnant and put the cordinating ultrasound picture with it.

The kit is Sun Room Kit by Holly aka DigiChick