Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Early Birthday!!!

Next Thursday will be Michael's 35th Birthday!!! So, I guess tomorrow night starts his Birthday Week! My Mom is cooking his favorite meal and I got a very yummy looking cake from Edgars today. I cant wait to cut into it! I will post Monday about the Birthday fun! Which, if the kids have anything to do with it, will include a few hours at Froggy's! A Birthday just isn't a Birthday without some good old blow up fun! Blow up slides that dolls involved!!! : ) : ) : )

Here is a look back at some pic's of my favorite 35 year old....

33rd Birthday

34th Birthday

Golfing in Cancun

Soaking up some rays in Panama City

Feb. 2007

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sci-Quest Fun Day

Last week my Mom and I took the little rug rats out for a day trip. We went to Huntsville, AL to a place called Sci-Quest. Originally we had planned on going to The Space Center. However, I thought they may be a little too young and get bored quickly. So, I found this place which was actually directly across from the Space Center. They loved it! For those of you from Alabama, it was sort of like the McWane Center. But, once you have been to the McWane Center as much as our kids have, it begins to get boring. Sci-Quest had a lot of exhibits that the kids had never seen before. It was a great trip. Fun was had by all.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away

I know that April showers bring May flowers, and all that mumbo jumbo...but COME ON!! We had a few pretty days last week and now it is back to the same old rainy, yucky mess that is has been for the past month. The rain makes me so unproductive. I have no motivation to do anything but crawl under a blanket and have sweet sweet cozy dreams. However, due to the whole paying bills crock I have to be work. Which, dont get me wrong, I love my job. I am thankful that I get to get out of the house and interact with adults on a daily basis. I just wish my contract with my employer included Paid Rain Days. Is that too much to ask???

Michael and I were able to make the most of the pretty days that we did have. Jake was at his Father's house this weekend and Mary was with her "Mother", so we had a chance to get out and about and enjoy the weather. We did, however, have our Friday night ritual of cooking together and then putting ourselves into a coma like state and watching all of our DVR shows that we missed through out the week. That is some good stuff! : ) Saturday though, we got our lazy butts up and went to Tannehill State Park. They have a craft/flea market sort of thing once a month. We really enjoyed being out in the gorgeous weather at the park. We also stopped by Lowes on the way home and got some flowers to plant around our mail box and the front porch. I dont have a green thumb, but luckily Michael's Mom taught him a few things about it. Sunday after we got home from Church, we washed my Jeep, and cleaned the house. It was such a nice weekend!

And of course, now it is flooding...again! I will probably leave work a little early today. Doggy Paddling home takes a lot longer than driving! : )

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hump Day Humor

My boss sent me this last week....Hi-Larious!!!!

How to Poop at Work

We've all been there but don't like to admit it. We've all kicked back in our office and suddenly felt something brewing down below. As much as we try to convince ourselves otherwise, the Work Poop is inevitable. For those who hate pooping at work, following is a Survival Guide for taking a dump at work.

*CROP DUSTING* When farting, you walk really fast around the office so the smell is not in your area and everyone else gets a whiff, but doesn't know where it came from. Be careful when you do this. Do notstop until the full fart has been expelled. Walk an extra 30 feet to make sure the smell has left your pants.

*FLY BY* The act of scouting out a bathroom before pooping. Walk in and check for other poopers. If there are others in the bathroom, leave and come back again. Be careful not to become a Frequent Flyer. People may become suspicious if they catch you constantly going into the bathroom.

*ESCAPEE* A fart that slips out while taking a pee or forcing a poop in a stall. This is usually accompanied by a sudden wave of embarrassment. If you release an escapee, do not acknowledge it. Pretend it did not happen. If you are a man and are standing next to the farter in the urinal, pretend you did not hear it. No one likes an escapee. It is uncomfortable for all involved. Making a joke or laughing makes both parties feel uneasy.

*JAILBREAK* When forcing a poop, several farts slip out at a machine gunpace. This is usually a side effect of diarrhea or a hangover If this should happen, do not panic. Remain in the stall until everyone has left the bathroom to spare everyone the awkwardness of what just occurred.

*COURTESY FLUSH* The act of flushing the toilet the instant the poop hits the water. This reduces the amount of air time the poop has to stink up the bathroom. This can help you avoid being caught doing the Walk of Shame.

*WALK OF SHAME* Walking from the stall, to the sink, to the door after you have just stunk up the bathroom. This can be a very uncomfortable moment if someone walks in and busts you. As with farts, it is best to pretend that the smell does not exist. This can be avoided with the use of the Courtesy Flush.

*OUT OF THE CLOSET POOPER* A colleague who poops at work and is doggone proud of it. You will often see an Out Of The Closet Pooper enter the bathroom with a newspaper or magazine under their arm. Always look around the office for the Out of the Closet Pooper before entering the bathroom.

*THE POOPING FRIENDS NETWORK (P.F.N)* A group of co-workers who band together to ensure emergency pooping goes off without incident. This group can help you to monitor the where abouts of Out Of The Closet Poopers, and identify Safe Havens.

*SAFE HAVENS* A seldom used bathroom somewhere in the building where you can least expect visitors. Try floors that are predominantly of the opposite sex. This will reduce the odds of a pooper of your sex entering the bathroom.

*TURD BURGLAR* Someone who does not realize that you are in the stall and tries to force the door open. This is one of the most shocking and vulnerable moments that can occur when taking a poop at work. If this occurs, remain in the stall until the Turd Burglar leaves. This way you will avoid all uncomfortable eye contact.

*CAMO-COUGH* A phony cough that alerts all new entrants into the bathroom that you are in a stall. This can be used to cover-up a Watermelon, or to alert potential Turd Burglars. Very effective when used in conjunction with a Shirley Temple .

*SHIRLEY TEMPLE* A subtle toe-tapping that is used to alert potential Turd Burglars that you are occupying a stall. This will remove all doubt that the stall is occupied. If you hear a Shirley Temple, leave the bathroom immediately so the pooper can poop in peace.

*WATERMELON* A poop that creates a loud splash when hitting the toiletwater. This is also an embarrassing incident. If you feel a Watermelon coming on, create a diversion. See Camo-Cough.

*HAVANA-OMELET* A case of diarrhea that creates a series of loud splashes in the toilet water, often accompanied by an Escapee. Try using a Camo-Cough with a Shirley Temple.

*AUNT BETTY* A bathroom user who seems to linger around forever...Could spend extended lengths of time in front of the mirror or sitting on the pot. An Aunt Betty makes it difficult to relax while on the crapper, as you should always wait to poop when the bathroom is empty. This benefits you as well as the other bathroom attendees


*The King Poop = This kind is the kind of poop that killed Elvis. It doesn't come until you're all sweaty, trembling and purple from straining so hard..

Bali Belly Poop = You poop so much you lose 5 lbs.

Cement Block = You wish you'd gotten a spinal block before you poop.

Cork Poop (aka. - Floater Poop) = Even after the third flush, it's still floating in there. How do I get rid of it? This poop usually happens at someone else's house.

The Bungee Poop = The kind of poop that just hangs off your rear before it falls into the water.

The Crippler = The kind of poop where you have to sit on the toilet so long your legs go numb from the waist down.

The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang = The kind of poop that hits you when you're trapped in your car in a traffic jam.

The Party Pooper = The giant poop you take at a party And when you flush the toilet, you watch in horror as the water starts to rise.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend Review...

What a rainy nasty weekend! But, it was still a fun one. Friday night was Sips N Strokes at the High School. We had SO much fun doing this. They are also opening a store in Fultondale now, which means we can go more often and not have to drive so far. I cant wait. The painting was fun, but I must admit I think I had an anxiety attack at one point. I had to remind myself it was just a canvas and not the Sistine Chapel! All in all I think we all did a great job.

Saturday was the Little Miss Hayden pagent. One of my friends, Amy, had her little girl in the pagent. It was fun to see all the little ones in their lacy dresses and curly hair. Maddie won 3rd runner up in her division.

Saturday evening it was still rainy and nasty out so we went to Froggy's. The kids had a blast running around and playing for two hours while I had a chance to sit and chat with some of the Mommy's.

Sunday we didn't do a thing. The kids played outside for a litle while and Michael and I cleaned around the house and were pretty much just lazy all day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sips N Strokes Bound

Tomorrow night is the big night. It is finally time for the girls and I to go to Sips N Strokes. My Mom, Best Friend Erica, Soccer Mom Buddy Melinda and HS Friend Amy will all be painting the town (well....canvas) tomorrow night. I am so excited. I have been wanting to go for so long and it's finally here! Now granted my painting will probably look like a 4 year old child got ahold of some of Mommy's paints...but at least it will be fun! Then we are going to Chico's to eat dinner after we work up an appetite being the creative Diva's that we are! :) Look for pictures on Monday!!! Gotta love Girls Night Out!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009


Is the time change affecting any one else? I can not for the life of me seem to get any energy going today. And because I dont want to admit that I could in fact being getting sick (sniffles, achy, freezing), I am going to blame it on the time change for now. That is until I have to admit defeat and actually get a shot of something. And no, I am not talking shot of Vodka or Jack Daniels (which might help for a little while). I hate shots....HATE them. The doctor makes you sit in that room for 20 min while the nurse goes and gets the shot, which just gives me time to sit and imagine how bad it is going to hurt. By the time the nurse actually gets in their I am already curled in a ball in the corner. They always make me feel VERY faint. Could be because I didnt breathe the whole 20 minutes she was gone because I was so nervous I forgot to. Who knows!

So, I just totally got side tracked. Yes, I am very tired today. And I had a very relaxing weekend. Friday night the Hubby and I didnt do a damn thing! Not one! We vegged on the couch, watched enough reality TV to make ourselves feel better our lives and then we went to bed. It was GREAT! Saturday morning my Mom and I got up early and went to Cotton Tails. Cotton Tails is a Spring Craft/Boutique sort of fiasco. We looked at hair bows, paintings, Easter dresses, etc. until we couldnt see straight. It was fun though. Saturday night Michael and I went to Ross Bridge. The hospital he works for was having their semi-annual something or another there. I think it's just a good excuse to dress up, drink and have a great dinner. I love going to Ross Bridge. It is so gorgeous out there. Sunday we got up at 11, grabbed a bite to eat and bought groceries. That was pretty much it for the rest of the day.

So, all in all it was a great, relaxing, gorgeous weekend. I thought I was well rested to start the week. Apparently, I needed another day!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I see Fake People...

Oh, where do I even begin? Let me start by stating this little fact. I am not a fake person. Never have been, never will be. I see fake people as those who pretend to be something they are not to make themselves feel better. They also go by "ass kisser" and "wanna be". There has to be something that was missing in their lives as children to have the need to constantly be the center of attention and to crave the approval of others. That is the approval of others who if they were not fake ass kissers would never know they existed. I do not kiss ass. I have made it a point in my life to be nice to people and always try to follow the Golden Rule (key word being TRIED). However, I will not cover my nose in your brown waste just to have you acknowledge me as a human being. If you do not like me or if you think that you are better than I am, then so be it. I will not lose sleep over it nor will I put forth any effort or energy to change your mind. You just aren't worth it! Some people though, have taken a different path. These people are the thorns in my ass. I can not stand a fake person. That is the worst characteristic that you can possess (besides being a child abuser, rapist, and/or murderer). The fake smiles and the award winning - Oscar Nomination acts of pretending like they truly care. It burns my eyes and ears like pure acid. These are also the people who think that everyone around them cares about trivial shit in their every day life. For the love of chocolate cake - - - Get a Life, Buy a Clue, Adopt some Confidence and take out a loan on some Reality. You are going to need it! Whenever I am put in a situation where I absolutely have to be within a 50 yard radius of these people I feel a mixture of emotions. One of those being sympathy. Sympathy not for the actual ass kisser/fake/wanna be, but for the young impressionable children in their lives who are like sponges and who are soaking in every ounce of the fakeness that is running out of your pores like hot lava. I also feel embarrassment for this person who thinks that every one around them is not secretly talking about them behind their backs and snickering at that Stepford Wife persona. I also feel like laughing...which to put it simply is exactly what we all do when you walk away!

Now, one more characteristic of a "faker" is lying. Heaven help me if I have to hear one more crazy, made up, pulled out of your ass story about how your car wouldn't crank when you went to Wal-Mart and all of a sudden McGyver popped out of no where and rebuilt your engine with a tampon and a rubber band! No ONE...let me repeat...NO ONE believes your outrageous lies. Oh and the McGyver lie was just an example...don't even think about using it because even though we all know you are full of the shit that you have on your nose, that one is MINE! I mean come on you really think any of us believe a word that comes out of your mouth??? If you aren't sure, let me make it real clear...NO, we don't! If you can't tell the truth, or are just too ashamed of how actually boring your life is, then just keep your mouth shut. We would all have a lot more respect for you!

So, to all the Fakers out there, and one in particular, we know your game and we just want to say...Clean Your Nose and Get Some Help! There has to be a 12 step program for you somewhere out there! If not, then I know there is gum!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Weekend Review

Wow! This was some more weekend. I didnt really plan on so much happening this weekend. But, I am so glad that it did. First we just all relaxed Friday night. Played some Cadoo and watched some shows. Saturday morning I got up before everyone and made a great breakfast. Then our furniture we had bought last week was delivered. I was in desperate need of end tables and a coffee table for our den. I love them! They fit perfect and now my den doesnt look like it's "missing something".

After we get everything put in it's place we all get ready and head out. Our first stop....

to get our NEW JEEP!!!

We had been looking at this car for about a week or so and finally got them down to where we wanted it. We had a '07 Jeep Commander Sport. We wanted an upgrade though. This is an '09 Commander Limited. Navigation System, Leather, 3 Sunroofs (1 upfront and two in back), DVD (up front and in back), Sirius Satelite, Voice Command (which excited me so much to the point of almost peeing my pants)! You can burn your movies to a hard drive and not even have to worry about bringing DVD's in the car. Same for CD's as well. I can download pictures and have them as a screen saver up front!!! This car does everything but drive for you. Which is a shame because I get pretty distracted messing with all the buttons! I love love love my new car!!!

After we sat around the car dealership with BOTH KIDS we decided to reward the little boogers for being sooooo good and patient! This is the part where I got frustrated! We went to The Play Station in Trussville (video games, laser tag, skating, put put, etc). We get there at 4:45 and they SHUT DOWN from 5-7! So we then go to Pump It Up (blow up slides, obstacle courses, video games, etc). Well they are having parties all day so we can't even get in there. THEN we go to the bowling alley and...wouldn't you know it....a 2 hour wait for a lane! The kids were good sports about all of it, but I on the other hand was very upset. They had been so good and nothing was working out for them. However, Froggy's saved the day! The kids LOVE this place and thankfully they were open and the kids got to play their little hearts out!!!

Sunday - - - Snow in Alabama...Need I say more??? I couldnt NOT believe we had snow...and a lot of it! As soon as well all got up and bundled up (picture Ralphie's little brother from A Christmas Story) we went out to play. Fun was had by all. Snow ball fights, snow angles, attempting to sled down the hill (not really enough snow). Here are some pictures of the snow and the fun!!!