Friday, December 31, 2010

Let's remember

2010 has many many many different turns of events... some that were very welcomed and some that you just kinda wished never happened, but they did so you learn from it and move on.  CA Girl among others were doing a 2010 in review for the entire month, however I kept forgetting about it until now... so I plan to do my year in review in one post.  I'll try not to drag it out too much :) (please don't start snoring yet!!!!)

January started out rather interesting with Tbug's birthday 2 days in to January, yes, they didn't plan that so well.  I tried to tell her we'd celebrate her birthday in June or July so she could have presents year round as opposed to getting them all at once, she still hasn't bought on to that idea yet... I just feel so bad that she celebrates Christmas then 8 days later she celebrates her birthday and so much for presents for the next year....  "just cause" presents or vacation presents aren't the same!  Oh well, it is what it is and I guess I'll continue to be happy my birthday is in July... LOL!!!  It works for me! (I actually have a friend who celebrates her birthday at Halloween b/c her birthday is Christmas Day)

Then my now father in law (then just PC's dad) introduced us to a nurse while in the hospital as being PC's fiance... We weren't engaged yet....

Now if you know me, I always said I NEVER wanted to be proposed to for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Birthday, any major holiday/occasion b/c well sometimes that's expected (and if that's how yours happened, kudos, I'm not trying to rain on your parade, that was just my opinion, I wanted a random Tuesday)... So I got proposed to on National Safety Pup Day (Feb 12).  I got to spend that weekend in Branson watching my soon to be {step}daughter in a Cheer Competition.

And who can forget that the 1st Day of spring, it... Snowed?!?!?!  Seriously....  And I FINALLY got my Pioneer Woman Cookbook... ah, now that was the day ;)

And also in March I finally got my 10-hr OSHA certification.  That was actually exciting, especially having such little experience in the field (even though my dad is an Environmental and Safety Engineer) I scored way higher on the test than some of those guys who've been in the field for 10+ years.

April brought the excitement of wedding planning.  I'd promised my {soon to be} daughter to take her flower girl dress shopping and that's exactly what we did.  Then the fun of Engagement photos!!! (Awww, I miss my long hair!!)  And everyone knows when you buy a house, you need a dog to protect you, however he was sadly stolen later in the summer.  That's how Audrey came into our lives.

Then we wrote our stories for you guys to hear read (His & Hers).  That lead me to write our story (all 30 parts).  Then I played with photo shop and caused a lot of people here at work to look at my {now} husbands rear end....

And we got to compare him and me at the same age and the path of life we chose to take.  I'll never forget Tbug asking me if I ever had any kids while I was in school and my response was no, I graduated high school and college without having kids, in fact I've never had kids.  She then proceeded to tell me that yes I have, I had her.

Then came the grueling task of small remodeling jobs on the house... All before the 4th of July party with PC's family.

And of course Doti got married!!!!  Plus I got to see the stop light I caused PC to stop at while we were dating when I yelled red light... now here's the humor there, I was on the phone with him while he was driving back to Kentucky....

Plus in June, we learned why there will always be lawyers (aka people are friggin stupid!)  The only person who benefits when a lawyer is involved is the lawyer (and I really don't mean anything against all my lawyer followers, but sometimes facts are facts, but if you guys weren't around, there might be mass Chaos... b/c in general people are dumb...)... People think they are entitled to things, well they just really aren't entitled too b/c they truthfully didn't work for it!

And of course I had to tell you that I love my husband or I guess at the time fiance!!!  Plus we saw some really nice HOT HOT HOT temperatures this last summer!  But I hate cold weather so I don't complain when it's hot.

And I finally cleaned out my purse!  But one of my favorite posts was when I shared with you the 4 minute video that was played at our wedding.  I later found out that while the song was playing, my husband was at the front of the church singing to me.  That brings us to September when I married the man of my dreams!  I never was nervous when he asked me to marry him (more just caught off guard) and I wasn't nervous the day I walked down the aisle to say yes and walk away as the Mrs.

I also created my 101 in 1001 list this year... It's exciting, lemme tell ya!  I've had to make a few modifications to the original list because, well, I had duplicates accidentally... but I'm getting all the kinks worked out.  The tab is the most accurate!

In October we celebrated my dad's birthday followed by November celebrating my husband birthday and to round out the birthday season, my mom came in December to celebrate hers!

One heart ache that happened this year was we lost my grandfather.  I am now down to 1 grandparent, my dad's mother.

And now we are rounding out this year with a special birthday to celebrate for all, Christmas is all around!  Thank you God for sending your only son to die on the cross for our sins!

Here's to 2011!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This 'n That

I have a bunch of things to cover so prepare for a This 'n That moment :)

{One} Because of Christmas, I got to write off quite a few of my 101 in 1001 list items :).  The first we'll address is number 66, print a photo on Canvas.  My dad saw a photo that I took and liked it, a lot.  He made the comment it would be very cool on Canvas so PC and I went to work and ordered it for him on Canvas.

I cropped it some but this was the photo that I started with.

Then as an added bonus, PC had this one made for me on Canvas.  I was shocked!

It's going in our bedroom :)

{Two}  One of the only things we had to do in our house to have everything put away was to clean the office.  All through the small remodel projects and small parties prior to Christmas, etc, if we didn't know where to put something, it ended up in the office.  Let me tell our our office was a mess.  But after the "Great Flood" as we so affectionately refer to it, the office is cleaned, so that means that I get to cross off number

  47. Get everything put away in our house.

Here is a shot of the floor, you can actually see it now... LOL  I don't have a finished product because if you remember this happened the weekend before Christmas and that weekend/week/weekend was hectic!

{Three}  Number 99 is about making all recipes in the PW Cookbook.  Well I have a few new recipes that I've made to add to the 64 recipes.  Boy I wasn't thinking so smart when I did that one, but it's all good :)  Just look at it this way, by the time I'm done with my list, I'll have done more than 101 things in 1001 days :)
First I made her Homemade Ranch with Iceburg Wedge on 11/4/10.  Yeah I wasn't so crazy about it.  I'm a Ranch fan and that didn't taste like good Ole Ranch to me.  But hey I made it :)
Second I made her Hot Artichoke Dip.  Husband doesn't like artichokes but he tried it, On the other hand I loved it!  My aunt made it for Thanksgiving but I didn't cheat, I made my own for a goody day at work.  I thought it was excellent!

{Four} Speaking of Goody Day, they teased PC that if he wanted to eat, he had to participate.  He couldn't slide in under my radar... LOL.  So we made a super easy dip that is fantastic!
1 block of cream cheese, softened
1 small pkg of ham
1 bunch of green onions
Accent seasoning

Mix the first 3 together.  Add the accent seasoning to taste.  Eat with crackers and enjoy!  (yes ours is in plastic wrap.  I always put it in a small bowl like that with plastic wrap to get the curved shape and stick it in the fridge overnight.)
(And yes there is actually a seasoning called accent seasoning and us being the seasoning people we are didn't have any so I just threw some seasonings in.)

{Five} I also feel like sharing a couple photos that I just like.  Hey it's my blog :), I'm entitled :)

{Six} Even being Twenty... what seven??? years old (I can tell you my birthday, you do the math :)) I still get in trouble with my mom.  What did I do this time?  I set her up for pictures on Christmas Day (remember my mom hates having her photo taken).

{Seven} Back up to the night before (Christmas Eve)... I get to cross number 27 off my list as well.
27. Host a Holiday party at my house
We hosted Christmas with my mom's side of the family.  I know we took before photos of the kitchen but I can't seem to find them.  Oddly enough, the chaos didn't start in there until about 4pm and I cooked all day long :).  It was the green beans that the husband made that caused a mess, but it's all good.  They were fantastic!  But being the host, not many photos got taken.  We however had a sad tragedy occur :(... My stone bar pan got broken :(

This is what happens when you own a boxer who is tall and you are exhausted.  To tell you how exhausted I was, our floors are concrete and then we have wood on top of the concrete.  I fell asleep on our hardwood floors.

{Eight} So I had the chance to get my boots shined.  Here's the before:
And here's the After:
And they weren't even shiney when I bought them.  I'm super happy!!!

Peace, Love & 1 more day to New Year's Eve :)
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I remember trying not to stare
The night that I first met you (again)
You had me mezmorized
And three weeks 12 hours later
In the front porch Car overhead light light
Taking 45 minutes 3 hours to kiss goodnight
I hadn't told you yet
I thought I loved you then

Now you're my whole life
Now you're my whole world
I just can't believe
The way I feel about you girl husband
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than its ever been
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

I remember taking you back
To right where I first met you
You were so suprised
There were people around
But I you didn't care
I You got down on one knee right there
And once again
I thought I loved you then

Now you're my whole life
Now you're my whole world
I just can't believe
The way I feel about you girl boy
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than its ever been
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

I can just see you
With waiting on a baby on the way
I can just see you
When your hair is turning grey falling out
What I can't see
Is how I'm ever gonna love you more
But I've said that before

Now you're my whole life
Now you're my whole world
I just can't believe
The way I feel about you girl boy
We'll look back someday
At this moment that we're in
And I'll look at you and say
And I thought I loved you then

And I thought I loved you then


"I guarantee that we'll have tough times.
And I guarantee that at some point...
one or both of us will want to get out.
But I also guarantee...
that if I don't ask you to be mine,
I'll regret it for the rest of my life.
'Cause I know in my heart...
you're the only one for me."
--Richard Gear's Character in Runaway Bride

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Easily Entertained

Looking for Cheap and easy entertainment??  All you have to do is give a puppy 4 plastic tubes** and the Race is on!!!

And when she chases it under the couch....

She gets mad and annoyed

Until you dig it out for her

And when she's finally done playing....

She jumps on your lap

And picks on  you

Until she sees the tube on the floor waiting on her

And she's gone again!

**The tubes were left over from the Christmas balls I used to make my door wreathes this year.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Audrey was Good Girl!!

Christmas Eve I woke up at 4am.  I so couldn't sleep, but I really don't think my mind was racing either.  So instead of waking PC up, I got up and headed to Wal-Mart (for a few last minute things) before the big crowds hit.  Being Christmas Eve, you never know!  I was there at 6am.  I took his phone (it contained the shopping list) and took my phone, b/c well... it's my phone... LOL.  So he calls me at 10 minutes after 6 wondering where in the heck I am.  I told him I went to Wal-Mart so I didn't wake him up stirring around.

One of the things on my list were a pair of clippers so we could groom Audrey like a real Cocker Spaniel.  Ever seen how they are groomed?  No?  Look at this beauty of a golden Cocker!

Now I don't think that A-dog will have the long bushy bottom, it's just not practical for a country dog such as herself... but we wanted her to be shorter on top, longer on bottom.  When I got home, we went to work on her.  She wasn't so sure she liked those "mean" clippers though....

I only got 2 photos of her from my iPhone because I was in the process of helping hold her and keep her calm.  I might be scared too if I didn't know what was going on... LOL

After a hard morning she was pooped!  I went to work in the kitchen preparing Christmas Eve dinner for my family and she either laid here, behind my feet, or else on the futon (only piece of furniture she's allowed on) with her chew toy.  We'd hear squeak squeak squeak and we could find her.

Then it was her turn to open her present under the tree.  I think she was a little camera shy....

But she was sure curious to see what was under that paper....

And why not chew on the box, isn't that one way to open it?

I apparently wasn't opening it fast enough for her...

She isn't the patientest (yup it's a word... the squiggly line didn't show up under it) of waiters....

And look what she got, a pink puppy snuggie.  Isn't she the cutest?

We are now a family of Snuggie owners... Audrey with her pink, Tbug with her pink, PC with his Camo and me with the purple one.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  This was my first married Christmas and I have no complaints what-so-ever!


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