Sunday, November 29, 2009

A lot of pictures

I haven't been able to post in a few days because I had to access to the internet. But i'm back, with a lot of pictures. I had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving. We spent Thanksgiving at my grandma's. I ate sooo much! I'm not feeling so hot and healthy :( . We had every dessert you could think of! My mom, my sister, and I decided to go shopping on Black Friday, and I actually enjoyed it! We did not get up at 4 in the morning to go shopping because we had nothing huge to buy. But my brother-in-law on the other hand, did. He actually got up at Best Buy at 8 o'clock the night BEFORE, and did not get into Best Buy til 5 that morning!! He and his brother stayed up all night in the freezing cold to get laptops. He needed a new one, and he also got another laptop and a desktop computer monitor for their church! He was like 10th in line or somethin'. He said the first people in line were there at 12 o'clock that afternoon! How crazy! Anyways, I got a lot of shopping done, and spent under 100 dollars!! I rock! Then yesterday, Lance and I took Caden to the world championship duck calling contest, about 1 1/2 hours away from the house. They had huge tents to buy stuff, a carnival, and then of course, the calling contest. Caden very much enoyed the carnival rides, until he looked like he was feeling sick on one of the rides, thank goodness he got through it without puking! A guy I work with and also Lance's bowling league teammate was in the calling contest, so we watched him. Well here are the tons of pictures from the past few days! Enjoy!!

My Christmas Tree!!

My sister, Megan, and brother-in-law, David

My Grandma, Me, Megan, and My Mom!

Watching one of his daddy's hunting videos. What 3 yr old watches HUNTING VIDEOS!?!?

Looking at the fish.

Caught ya!

This is the ride that almost made him sick. lol

Lance- "My son's a pimp!"

Logan in the calling contest!

On the way to church this morning.

He wanted to take a picture of me. lol

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hot & Healthy - Week 4!

Wow, I cannot believe it's already week 4! I've done better this week than last week, but I still think I could have done even better.

Have you gotten into a good workout routine that you're able to stick to?

Not really. I still have not moved the treadmill into my den yet. I will do that soon though.
Did you try the Pilates exercise's..please say you did..please!?!
:( no. I still have no internet at my new house yet. So i usually only blog when i'm at work, or at lance's office. I promise Keely, I will try it as soon as I can!!!

Did you get all your cardio in?
No I did not :(. But I got more in than last week! I also try to park in the back of the parking lot at wal-mart, and all that good stuff to try to get a few more steps in when I can!

Did you have any fast food..if so, did Mama M's awesome healthy tips post make you choose more carefully?
I did have fast food, I really dont know what was better for me, so I just tried watching my portions and not eat everything in front of me!
Last, but sooo not least..Are you feeling Hot and Healthy?
Not totally there yet, but i'm hoping to get there soon!!!

I'm still so happy with myself that I have been off of Coke for 3 whole weeks now! Holy Cow! You guys have no idea how long that is for me...unless your the person that is addicted to coke or any other carbinated beverage like I am was. I really have been trying to watch the portions that I eat also. I've been staying out of the candy bowl at my work :). Thats another bonus point for me! lol.

Hope you hot and healthy girls are doing great!!!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Friday, November 20, 2009

Five Question Friday

My Little Life

Ahh Friday! So happy it's friday! It's been a crazy week for me. Between school, orthopedic surgeon, more school, MRI at the hospital, school again. Today was  a good day. I got up, went and go my MRI done, then HURRIED off to school to make up a test I missed due to the MRI. Thankfully I have a sweet teacher that let me make it up an hour late. Tonight i'm going to get my house cleaned so that I can put up my christmas tree tomorrow! I always wait til after Thanksgiving, but my mom is coming in from Alabama and I don't feel like messing with it when she's here. So tomorrow I have a free day, so i'm just going to do it then! Well today is Five Question Friday. Head to Mama M's blog and check her out. She's cool! The rules: Copy the questions, paste them to your blog, answer them, then head to Mama M's blog and link up! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
P.S. How do you like my new header? I'm not to sure about it, but it will do until I can make a really good one, with good pictures!

1. Are you a Black Friday shopper?
I've never gotten up early and went shopping, i'll wait til I have kids to do that. But i've been looking around and if I see anything on sale that I really want, i'll get up and go get it! I've been shopping for the last 2 months for Christmas!

2. What was your favorite childhood toy? (Think Easy Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kid, Shrinky Dinks, etc.)
This may not count, but probably outside. I was such a tomboy when I was little. I was outside every chance I got. We had a playhouse outside and I stayed in that 24/7! We had woods by our house, that I used to go "hiking" in. Haha! awww i miss those good ole' days.

3. Favorite Christmas movie?
The Grinch! haha. Love that movie.

4. What is the "must have" item on your Christmas list this year?
I really haven't thought about what I really want. I need some new Uggs. I have no boots to wear for winter. And I found this robe from Victoria Secrets that I fell IN LOVVVEEE with! It was amazing. So maybe someone will get that for me *hint hint* Lance *hint hint* :)

5. Do you go all out with decorations or do you keep it simple and classy?
I want to go all out with decorations, but I dont have the money to just go blow it. I get a lot of stuff from Lance's mom. Then if I find some stuff for cheap, i'll get it! I'm hoping to put Christmas lights up on the house this year. I can't wait to be able to go all out! I love decorating for holidays!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Doctor's Visit

Yesterday was my visit at the orthopedic surgeon. I really like him! The first surgeon I went to, i didn't like so much. He got xrays done, and then told me that I was going to need an MRI done before he could tell me if I was going to need surgery (which it looks like I am). He said the tendon on the right side of my kneecap is pulling my kneecap to much to the right which is pulling it out of align. If I do have to have surgery, it will be microscopic, and they will go in and just cut my tendon?...I'm pretty sure thats how he told me. Tomorrow I will be getting the MRI done and then we'll go from there!

Now I have a blog question! I want a new header for my blog. I created one on picnik. Then went to and uploaded it and got a html code. Where do I put that code to get it on my header?! I've tried everywhere! Is it my blog design that won't let me or what? Plllleeeaaassseee help!! It's stressing me out! Is it the html code or what? Do I need to get a code somewhere else? Whatever you think it may be, please let me know, and try to explain to me what i'm doing wrong! Thanks so much!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hot and Healthy Thru The Holidays

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I've been debating all day if I should even join in on the blog hop this week because I did just horrible this past week! I hardly exercised, and my eating habits weren't TO bad, but still could have been better. I've been letting things get in the way of my exercising. I'll want to do my exercise video but then say "well cleaning the kitchen needs to get done", or "I need to run to walmart". I just need to STOP and realize that I have to get my exercising done to get healthy! ugh. I'm so ashamed. But I will brag on myself that today was exactly 2 weeks since i've had a coke! or any carbinated(sp?) drink!!! except for half of a sprite. But as most of you know that i'm addicted to coke's and this is my new world record! yay for me!

So any of those that want to leave me a tough comment and tell me to get my butt up and get my exercises done, then be my guest! Maybe that will help me! I hope you all did a lot better than I did! Tomorrow is the big day, I go see an orthopedic surgeon at 10:30 in the morning to see what's up with my knees. Let's hope for good news!

Monday, November 16, 2009

No Not Me Monday

I'm not doing Not Me Monday today because I seriously cannot think of anything right now. I cleaned almost my entire house this weekend, which was nice. I love having a clean house. I still have a WHOLE BUNCHA clothes to wash though. Ugh. It seems if you get behind on laundry, you NEVER catch up. It's very annoying.

I'm going to go see an orthopedic surgeon wednesday for my knees. Mostly my right knee. It started hurting the beginning of 2008. I went to my family doctor around october of 2008. She sent me to a physical therapist to work on it. My right knee was in pain, and everytime I would walk up and down steps it would pop and crack. It sounded nasty. I went to one of the best known physical therapist in the state of Arkansas, which happens to be in my hometown, and I used to go to church with him. Very great man. Anyone that lives in Arkansas and needs physical therapy. Go to Nat Grubbs in Monticello. He's awesome. Well after 10 therapy visits, a lot of electrical impulses, tons of ice packs, workouts, etc. Nothing helped. I was 1 in 5 people in his whole career that could not be fixed. Dr. Nat was not very happy about it either. So I went back to my family doctor and she sent me to an orthopedic surgeon. This was last December. He came in, looked at it, gave me a cortisone shot, and sent me on my way. I did NOT like him. He seemed like he just did not care at all. Plus, the cortisone shot didn't work. So now my right knee is in even more pain, and now my LEFT knee is doing the same thing! So I called Dr. Nat back and asked him to recommend someone for me. So i'm now going to another orthopedic surgeon and see what he thinks needs to be done. Let's hope NO SURGERY!! I'm most likely going to get an MRI done, which is nice because we NEED to figure out what's wrong. The last orthopedic surgeon didn't even talk about an MRI. Then hopefull it will be something that can be easily fixed. Let's hope!

So if you feel inclined to do...please say a prayer for me..I would greatly appreciate it! I'll keep you all updated and what the doctor says!

P.S. If you haven't went over to Mama M or Keely's blogs, you totally should. Their doing a Hot and Healthy Thru The Holidays, which is totally fun. I even won a pedometer from Mama M!!! How awesome is that! Thanks Mama M!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Five Question Friday

My Little Life

I feel like I have been slacking on the blogging, i'm hoping to get better at this! But today is my favorite day of the week! Why? Because it's the weekend, and because it's Mama M's Five Question Friday! If you've never done Five Question Friday, I encourage you to join in! It's super fun and you get to connect to a lot of great people!!

P.S. Friday is still my favorite day of the week even though it's the 13th.

1. What is your favorite "eat" on Thanksgiving?

What kind of question is this!? I mean, it's Thanksgiving for pete's sake! How do you decide what really is your "favorite" food. I love absolutely EVERYTHING I eat on Thanksgiving. I seriously gain 10 lbs on Thanksgiving. I eat alllllll day long! I remember one year, my grandma baked these delicious rolls. I ate those rolls all afternoon, my poor belly was so swollen because of all the yeast in my stomach. haha! But not this year! This year is Hot and Healthy Thru The Holidays...and i'm stickin' to it! Oh, and I also love Cherry Pie...MMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

2. What is the name your best girl friend and the best trait about her or how you met (or heck, both!!)
Well I have 2 best friends, Whitney and Lindsey. But I could talk about both forever, so i'll just stick with Whitney. Me and Whit because best friends in 7th grade when her uncle married my cousin. (That's how we met). We "literally" lived together, every single weekend. And i'm not kidding about that. If I did not come home on friday, my mom knew I was at whit's, and Vise Versa. lol. The best trait about her is that she is SO laid back! And that we are just alike, but we don't argue. Me and Whit have had 1 arguement in our almost 10 year friendship. She knows everything in my life, and I know everything in hers. She is the bestest friend a girl could ask for! She just had her first baby back in Feb. and she's the most precious thing you'll ever meet. Ok i'm done now.

3. What would you say is one of your "weirdest" quirks?
I will have to go with Mama M on this one. My sheets! I CANNOT lay in my bed if it is not made. I MUST have the fitted sheet completely straight and pulled over. and i must have my flat sheet straight on my bed, then have my comforter completely straight over my bed. haha. Lance thinks i'm so weird with this. And I cannot go without my sheets washed for a week. I wash my sheets every weekend. Some people go 2-3 weeks and I just can't do that!

I would also say, that I can't stand people doing things around me when i'm brushing my teeth. It makes me sick if someone tries to come brush their teeth beside me. I will throw a FIT! lol. It's so weird but that's just me!

4. What is your favorite genre of music? (Hip hop? Classical? Rock? etc.)
Christian and Country. I love rap to. I know, it's trashy, but I love the beats and stuff. It's fun to dance to! I love old rock and roll.

5. Are you a Night Owl...or an Early Bird?
Night Owl for sure! I hate getting up early! I could stay up all night. I actually stayed up last night til 12 just doing homework. Then had to get up at 7:15.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I figured I would write a quick post, about nothing really. I want to get some pictures I took off my camera of Lance and I fishing this weekend, but I gotta get back to homework. Y'all do NOT know how happy I will be when this semester of school is over! ahhh! I will be so happy. It's been a tough semester!

I'm watching the CMA's, and they are extremely funny this year!! I'm loving it! I was writing this post for a reason. lol. Well I hope to actually have a better post tomorrow!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hot and Healthy Thru The Holidays- Week 2!

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Week two is beginning! And lots more exercise and eating tips are coming up from Keely and Mama M! Here are a few questions for the past week that all of us hot and healthy girls are answering!!

How'd your first week go? It went ok. I could have done better!

Did you get your cardio in? Not the 150 minutes like i should, but i'll try better this week! Some things came in the way of that, ill try not to let it happen this week!

Did you try any of Mama M's snacking tips? yes! i really just watched my portions. And GOT OUT OF MY CANDY BOWL at work! I also quit drinking soda's all together!

Did you at least try Keely's Pilates Hundred? No because I dont have the internet at my new house yet. But i'll try to get it some how!

Are you taking this as seriously as we are? Yes I am! I'm just slacking a bit!

What are your thoughts? I love this idea. It's great knowing that there are more women out there going through this with me!

Instead of 150 minutes.. we are now adding 20 minutes on to that! so for the next week, we all need to get in 170 minutes of cardio!!! We can do it girls!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fabulous Find!

It has been a LONG day for me. We went and visited lance's mom last night and stayed, and today, I really didn't do much, but I feel so exausted. So now on a Saturday night, i'm laying around blogging :). I know this is not Friday, but I have to tell you a fabulous friday find. Old Navy had a huge sell going on for just today only. They had their scarves $1.00 each!! And they were not just decorative scarves, they were fleece scarves! You could only get 5 scarves though. You then had to check out and go get more scarves, and stand in line again. So I decided to just get five!

I was so happy I was able to find some great scarves for winter! Now we're home, just relaxing for the night. I'm thinking about going to bed early, some reason, i'm just extremely tired! Here's a pic of Caden on the way home, he was tuckered out! He had a long day as well!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Five Question Friday

It's you know what that means! Five Question Friday! Head on over to Mama M's blog that created Five Question Friday, she's a hoot!

1. What is your dream job?

Well it would have to be a talk show host! lol! Like Oprah or Tyra! I know so silly, but that would be so awesome! But there's a reason why i'm trying to get into radiology school. I want to go into the medical field.
2. What song could you play over and over?
I will probably be laughed at by this but it would be, Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares To You"! haha! My girlfriends and I used to sing this song to the top of our lungs riding backroads on a Saturday night! lol. It's such a fun song to listen to with your friends! If you've never heard of it, GO DOWNLOAD it!!! Sooooo good...and OLD! lol!

3. Do you prefer to talk on the phone or text (or email)?
Text. Just because i'm always in class or at work, so it's easier for me. I use my email 24/7 though. So that's a good way to get in touch with me!

4. What is your must have beauty product?
Ugh, such a hard question! probably my mascara. but i'm a huge moisturizer! Having my mascara on, feels like having my whole face on! lol. I have really long and thick eyelashes also, so thats nice :). I use moisturizer 2 times a day, so I couldnt live without that!

5. What is your favorite Michael Jackson song?
THRILLER! I love thriller because it reminds me of my highschool days when the pom squad and cheerleaders does the thriller dance every halloween. It is so cute! Oh, how i miss those days!

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I'm sore.. hurting.. tired.. and hungry. But i'm MOTIVATED! I'm so happy Keely and Mama M have started the Hot and Healthy Thru The Holidays! On some of my previous posts, I've talked about how i've "let myself go" through the past couple of years. But i'm ready to have my old body back. I want to be able to chase around Caden without being out of breathe! And the first time in ALLLLL of the diets i've tried, I feel extremely motivated because so many of you gals out there are doing this with me! Yay!

I started the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. That is HARDCORE. I was warned but I wanted to try it. I actually love it but i'm going to take it easy on that workout. Some of the exercises are really tough on my knees. I've got bad knees and it's not worth making them worse for just that certain exercise. Keely just posted a pilates video and I can't wait to try it. Mama M just posted how to snack properly with some great ideas! I excited to start snacking the "right" way! I hope everyone keeps each other motivated because I'm definitly looking for the help!!

I'm sooo looking forward to going from..


(I'm in the blue shirt)

Back to this

(This was my Junior prom a little over 3 years ago.)

I really hope to stick with this and see progress!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I can't...

...get enough of this little girl. :)

Hot and Healthy Thru The Holidays!

Some really cool blog gals Keely and Mama M have come up with an awesome way for all of us to stay healthy through all of the holidays coming up! It's called Hot and Healthy Thru The Holidays. Every Tuesday, they will have a blog hop, where everyone that wants to participate can link up and Keely and Mama M will be giving healthy eating tips and exercising tips! Keely will also be giving everyone a goal to meet at the end of each week. We will keep up with our time that we exercise. I have NO will power whatsoever, so i'm really hoping and praying with all the women that are doing this, that I will to! I have pretty much "let myself go" since i've been out of highschool and it's killing me. I know that Keely and Mama M did not start this up for dieting, they did it to get people back into eating healthy. But i'm really hoping as I go with this, I will shed a alot few pounds to. I'm going to go get the Jillian Michaels workout dvd today. and also go get some workout equipment that my mom has in a storage building. My worst mistake is EATING! omg, I eat so horrible. Anything that is SWEET in front of me, I eat! I have a HUGE candy bowl at my desk for the employees and people who walk in the door. Since it's right beside me, I eat candy out of it like 3-5 times a day. So bad I know! So i'm so excited for Keely and Mama M to be giving me some helpful hints! Yay! So here we go!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, November 2, 2009

Not Me Monday

Where has the weekend gone?! I have been EXTREMELY busy all weekend. Actually, i've been busy starting last Thursday. But that's a whole nother' post. So, Not Me Monday is back! MckMama has not been able to post a Not-Me Monday due to baby Stellan being in the hospital, but go ahead and go over to her blog and love on baby Stellan.

We had a Heaven and Hell house at our church and I so DID NOT take some small children that could not(they really could not) go through hell just to the heaven part to meet their parents there. And my pastor so DID NOT miscount the group number so I so DID NOT take two children into heaven in the wrong group and sat there with them through the whole heaven scene, without their parents!

While doing the last night of Heaven and Hell house last night, I was NOT asked out of the blue to be an angel in heaven. I totally DID NOT say yes! and then realize that I had to take off my blue jeans. I DID NOT freak out about wearing just white shorts underneath because my robe was short and I HAVE NOT shaved my legs in a week!

My friends that were in heaven with me DID NOT call me, hairy angel all night. Nope, they love me more than that.

And I definitely DID NOT have the most absolute, fabulous, time with the most greatest people in my life! Nope NOT ME!