Friday, December 4, 2009

5 Things Tag

Okay, Janice, so here it is!! You tagged me and I finally got around to posting this!

5 Things I was Doing 10 years Ago:

~Getting ready for my first-born's, Jacob, first Christmas! He was 10 months old.

~Running up ridiculously high phone bills calling my best friend, Kelly when she lived in Delaware with her first husband.

~Hanging out with Julie all the time! Loved those "fajita dinners" followed up with "Kahlua brownies"!

~Struggling to make ends meet with a young family.

~Praying every time I went out to start my 1987 Chevy sedan that it would start! We always had some sort of car troubles!

5 Things On My To-Do List Today:

~Finish dinner...sweet taters are baking in the oven :)

~Do more laundry...I swear it NEVER ends!

~Get the kids from the bus stop and help them with homework.

~Help Hannah fill out "thank you" notes for her birthday presents. I am such a stickler for those!

~Relax and enjoy the fact that I finally feel a little better. Vertigo bites!

5 Snacks I Love:

~Peanut M&Ms with a Wild Cherry Pepsi

~Peanut Butter Nabs

~Cheez-its/Goldfish (I am such a mom!)

~Bag of salted peanuts with a glass of Coke

~pretty much anything sweet!

5 Jobs I’ve Had:

~Student assistant to the Dean at CNU

~Student assistant in the Registrar's office at CNU

~Office clerk at a PCP's office


~last but not least, a Mommy!

5 People I Tag: (That I know will respond)

~Janice (better, LOL!)




Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day of School

So it's the day after Labor Day, which means it's also the first day of school. Jacob started the 5th grade today and Hannah started Kindergarten. I can't believe the "nest" is empty!!! I could not be more crazy over the two of them than I already am! Hannah was very eager to get to school and very excited. I was a little less eager to see both of my babies off. I am, however, thankful that they are both perfectly normal and healthy children that are able to go to school and grow up. While walking Hannah across the street, hand in hand, to the school bus, she looked up at me and said "Now, Momma, you have a good day, okay?" Needless to say, my heart melted just like it did the first time I ever laid eyes on the both of them. This "momma job" is tough!

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Who Let the Dogs Out?"

So Kelly's daughter, Chrissy, asked if I would make her birthday cake. I was happy to do it and asked her what theme she wanted. She told me she wanted a "Hotel for Dogs" movie cake. I was stumped! I could not find an idea anywhere that I could copy. Luckily, I found "dog" party supplies at the Dollar Tree and decided to copy those for the cake. Here's what I came up with!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sweet Beach

So here's my theory: if you can't get away to a tropical beach paradise--bake one instead!! We celebrated my Mom's 57th birthday today with a "luau theme", complete with a beach cake that I made and decorated. Mom loved it and hated to have to cut it but that's the best part of a cake-tasting it!! Not surprising that this evening's celebration was not without a "blond moment". When I went to light the flip-flop candles, I set the paper umbrella on fire!! Leave it to me!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

"Sweet Weekend"

What a "sweet" weekend this has been despite the fact that Larry had to work both days. Yesterday, we celebrated Kelly's oldest daughter's birthday. Nikki, who will be 12 next Saturday, had a "Hannah Montana" party. As part of her gift, I made her cake which was an electric guitar. All the girls loved it!

We ended the weekend with our Father's Day celebration. Lunch was paninis followed by a "hamburger" cake made with the men in mind! Cake, two days in a row, what was I thinking?! The kids will be on a sugar high for a week!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ABC's of me!

(idea stolen from Janice's blog!!)skip to main skip to sidebar

A• Are you available? Nope, been married for over 10 years!

What is your age? 30

What annoys you? Way too many things to name in one post...I'm too anal for my own good!

B• Do you know anyone named Billy?Yes

When is your birthday? January 4th

Who is your best friend? Kelly...we've know each other since ninth grade...she's knows enough about me to write a "tell all" book!!

C. What's your favorite candy? Peanut M&Ms

Crush? John Mayer!!

When was the last time you cried? a few weeks ago

D• Do you daydream? probably more than I should!

What's your favorite kind of dog? Yorkie

What day of the week is it? Tuesday

E• How do you like your eggs? sometimes scrambled, sometimes fried

Have you ever been in the emergency room? yes

Ever pet an elephant? yes, at the Carson & Barnes 5 Ring Circus. It came to Smithfield when I was younger and my grandfather took me after school.

F• Do you use fly swatters? Don't even own one!

Have you ever used a foghorn? No

Is there a fan in your room? yes, two ceiling fans

G• Do you chew gum?Not gets my jaw out of whack!

Do you like gummy candies? yep

Do you like gory movies?not at all!

H• How are you? just fine

What's your height? 5' 4"

What color is your hair?dirty blond

I• What's your favorite ice cream?that's a toss up between chocolate and mint chocolate chip

Have you ever ice skated?yes but not very graceful!

Ever been in an igloo? no

J• What's your favorite Jelly Bean? love the black ones

• Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke?of course

Do you wear jewelry?rings and earrings usually

K• Who do you want to kill?can't think of anyone in particular right now...check back later!

Have you ever flown a kite?when I was younger

Do you think kangaroos are cute?yes, especially the babies!

L• Are you laid back?not usually...I'm always worrying about something!

Lions or Tigers? Simba!!

Do you like black licorice?yep, see "jelly bean" answer!

M• Favorite movie as a kid?can't remember one in particular

Ever shopped at Moosejaw?can't say that I have

Favorite store at the mall?HALLMARK!! I'm such a dork!

N• Do you have a nickname?"B" and Scooter

What’s your favorite number? 5

Do you prefer night or day?day

O• What's your one wish? if I tell it won't come true!!

Are you an only child? Nope

Do you like the color orange?depends on the shade

P• What are you most paranoid about?I'm paranoid about way too many things!! I should probably be paranoid about getting a ulcer the way I worry!

Piercings? ears only

Do you know anyone named Penelope? no

Q• Are you quick to judge people?way too quick

Do you like Quaker Oats? only in oatmeal cookies!!

Know anyone that makes quilts? my mom

R• Do you think you're always right?did my husband put you up to this?!

Do you watch reality TV? sometimes

Reason to cry?not at the moment

S• Do you prefer sun or rain? the sun but not hot tepts

Do you like snow?just a little

What's your favorite season?fall

What time did you wake up? 7:05 am

U• Can you ride a unicycle? I do good just walking!

Do you know anyone with a unibrow?nope

Uncles do you have? 4

V• What’s the worst vegetable?butter beans

Did you ever watch Veggie Tales?Yep, with the kids

Ever considered being vegan?not at all

What's your worst habit?Worrying!

Do you like water rides?totally!

Ever been inside a windmill?nope

X• Have you ever had an x-ray?yep

Ever used a Xerox machine? yep

Y• Do you like the color yellow?Love it! Yellow makes me think of Hannah!

What year were you born in?1979

Do you yell when you're angry? yep

Z• Do you believe in the zodiac?not really

What's your zodiac sign? Capricorn

When was the last time you went to the zoo?April

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mid-Week Vacation

To say that the Smith family has been a little restless in Smithfield lately would be an understatement! We have desperately been looking for some place to go and something to do without breaking the bank. Lucky for us, we found a great deal for Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg through Larry's employee discount program at work. Reservations were made and off we went. We only stayed one night but we packed a lot into our time there! The kids had a blast and so did their parents!!! I can not say enough great things about the Lodge and we look forward to returning soon! Enjoy the pictures!