Friday, August 9, 2013

I'm alive!!!!

It has been over two months since my last post! Seriously that's just wrong. You know I write this blog I think like most moms in the blog world, to keep a journal of life. There are days when I feel like I can't remember anything but Eviee's name and so when I'm old and not so gray ;) I can look back and remember all the wonderful things life was offering at this point.
Anyways two months, alot has happened in two months bullets anyone?????

  • I turned 26 ( eye roll inserted)
  • We went to Texas! We had a wonderful time. Eviee loved loved loved the beach ok the sand. Wasn't to sure what to think of all that water. And it looks like this is our only "long vacation of the year as Sean vacation in December has been canceled thanks to his employer! Hawaii I miss you so. ( post to come on Texas)
  • We spent the Fourth of July with some great friends. Eviee loved watching all the fire works.
  • Eviee hasn't had a pacy in over month. If your a mom you know how big this is!
  • Eviee turned 2!!!!! We has a swimming party here at the house. At one point we had 19 kids in the pool! Insane but so much fun. ( post to come)
  • We took Eviee on her second "birthday train ride" 
  • And the last big thing I can think of is Eviee is in full blown potty training mode! She has been "using" the potty since she was 15 months  old but just off and on but this past week she was really showing all the signs so I went and bought the cutest little panties you have ever seen and the rest is history! 
I think this just about catches y'all up. I will post pictures as soon as I figure out how to do that from my phone ( our computer is broke and I need to get it to the shop) anyways I'm happy to be blogging again. Have a great day y'all!






Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday Tidbits

I stole the title from a friend (is it stealing if everyone uses it?) I'm not good at coming up with titles and I've been trying to post this since Monday so I thought it fit. (Plus some added goodness)
  • We officially have a week until we are on Vacation! SCREAM!!!!!!!! I am so freaking happy!!! Counting down the days!


  • Speeching of counting down the days my birthday is Sunday! SCREAM AGAIN BUT IN A BAD WAY! I hate hate hate getting older. Yes I know it beats the alternative. Yes I have a wonderful life WONDERFUL but I just don't like getting old. That is all.
  • Last week I made homemade laundry detergent and I LOVE IT! A few of my friends weren't to trilled with it and I figured I would be the same way (I am a convenience kinda girl) (and I love my clothes to smell FABULOUS) but I love it! Sean's work clothes seriously look like you ran them through grease when he gets home and this stuff got it ALL OUT!!!! LOVE not sure I will ever go back. It cost me less then $7 for all the ingredients (and I still have tons left)  I had to buy a 5 gallon bucket which was less then $5 then something to put it in that would fit in my cabinet $6 so less then $20 to get started and all I will have to pay out is $1 for the only ingredient you have to buy each time you make it. Guessing by how much we have I wont be making any for at least 6 months!!!! AMAZING! And it's all natural right up my ally!
  • My sister and I have made up a summer bucket list to do with all the kids. I am so excited to spend the summer out and about. Eviee has been too little the last two summers to really do alot of things but not this year. (within reason) I will post our bucket list this week.

  • Monday we had all my family over for a BBQ! I just love having everyone over. (until they leave and it takes me two days to clean my house back up) LOL
  • Since Texas is really more for my birthday (that's what I'm telling myself) the only other thing I could think to tell Sean I wanted was of course a pedi! I am not going to the beach with messed up looking toes! NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN!
  • Yesterday was a great day for me! I started off the day walking at our local walking trail. My MIL is out of town so Eviee and I are taking care of her puppies. So yesterday we decided to pick them up and go walking! Then through out the day I did my squats (ladies you've got to do them) and lifted weights and I finished up the night with running! YES ME I RAN FOR A LONG TIME! Hoping the weather stays nice so I can go running again tonight. I have been waiting for this day to come. I always say I feel like I am a health nut deep down well I have also felt like I am a runner just never could get going. But I did it! I started! SO HAPPY!
  • Poor Eviee mommy is SO OBSESSED WITH MONOGRAMS anything I can put her name on or initials  HAS IT! OMG LOVE IT!!!!!
  • Sean and I have finally decided there will not be anymore babies coming out of this momma, at lest for a few years. I think I just felt pressured by the fact that everyone I know has two children or are  planning on their second child. But it's just not the right time. I mean I have that desire to have another one bad right now but I still can't get over all the things I want for Eviee and myself. I would love nothing more then to be at my goal weight, Eviee be at least three but really more like 5, for Sean and I to be in our forever home and him working a Monday thur Friday job. And not 12 hour days. And do some traveling. So that's what we are shooting for. And I am happy. The stress of having another child is gone. And for me that's the way it's suppose to be. STRESS FREE. Now I'm not going to say that I wouldn't be TRILLED if we had a surprise (well maybe I'm a planner) and I'm not going to say things may not change or I may get all excited with all these new babies but for now our plan is to wait.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Random

Most exciting news ..... We are finally going on VACATION!!!! YIP YEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Texas baby! Family pictures on the beach! Amazing Mexican food!!!! Tons of family time! SHOPPING LOOK OUT IKEA!!!!! I could go on and on but mostly just so happy to be able to spend 24 hours a day for 5 days with Sean and Eviee.

It's nap time right now. I'm on my third cup of coffee for the day. I used hate nap time. Eviee is just the sweetest (most of the time) (nana will know what im talking about) child and is so funny that I really do miss her while she is asleep but during these last few weeks I have really learned how to enjoy nap time!

My mother in law came over today (well last night) and started getting our pool ready to start back up. Hopefully by Saturday it will be ready to go!

Eviee and I have been kinda busy lately which isn't like us. I used to always be on the go until I got pregnant and I'm telling you this momma isn't used to it anymore! Every Friday my sister Karissa and I get together. She drives out to my house and we head to town (fort smith) We usually make a stop  at big lots then we always head over to the mall grab lunch and let Eviee play on the toys. Then we finish up our day with Dollar tree,Target, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby and Walmart! Yes all in one day. And let me tell you by the time we pick her kids up from school and get back to my house around 5 i am dying for my 5th cup of coffee and a nap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But i love it! I love spending every Friday with my sister. She really is one of my best friends. Isn't it also funny how the best friends you used to have you either don't have anymore or they have made the jump from friend to family? I really do have have some great best friends!

My family is in town from Cali. I love that they come out here every year, maybe next year I will pay them a visit. Monday we are having everyone over for a BBQ . And I'm just waiting for my uncle to tell me what a hick I sound like. SAME.STORY.EVERY.YEAR! O the fun! But no I love family. And am so thankful to have them. I love having everybody over and can't wait for Monday to come. I have some new recipes I'm gonna try and fix for these California peeps.

SQUATS! DO THEM! THEY WORK AMAZINGLY! I am up to 160 a day and ladies I have lost inches and my butt is looking so much better! DO THEM!

Coffee . I have always loved coffee but it is now become an addiction. It's bad! Really bad!!! I have cleaned up my eating ALOT but one thing I can't let go or cut down is my coffee intake. I FREAKING LOVE IT!

I just have to add how amazing God is. How amazing pray works. I have been praying about many subjects lately and just this week one of my biggest prays was answered! Each day I still wake up with alot of questions and each day I question my faith but by the end of the day I can see God working on me and working with me and it is amazing! I am so blessed!

I hope Everybody has a great week. Blogging is kinda on the back burner again the weather (minus this week) is just to good to be inside on the computer and with summer coming and a big pool in my backyard I don't think things are going to change much but we shall see.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Missing Home

Yes I am at "my house" yes I am in the city where "my house" is but I am not at home. In the early months of Sean and I dating I was offered a job to move with the wonderful family I was a nanny for. They were moving back to their "home" Tulsa. When she told me that a few short months from now they would be moving I knew I had to go with them. I always wanted to move away and I loved/love this family so I knew I had to go with them. Sean and I had only been dating for a few months and even though it was serious I was moving with or with out him! Well of course he loved me too much to let me go alone so we made the big move together. The first few months was very hard on Sean and I. We were driving back here every weekend to see his kids and our families  and now looking back that was the worst thing we did. We didn't allow our shelves time to fall in love with Tulsa or at least I didn't. I didn't know anybody expect the family I was working for and Sean. After a rough few months alot of tears and what not I had moved back home only to realize that was the stupidest thing I could have ever done. Here I was leaving the man I knew I loved and wanted to marry in a town he never wanted to move to. So needless to say things worked themselves out and I moved back to Tulsa with my man. Something inside me woke up. I fell head over heels in love with Tulsa and the people. We ended up having to move back to AR and have been stuck ever since but Sean and I are now on what I like to call Mission back to Tulsa. We have set a time limit on how long we will be here. And in that time we have some things to get done then it's put the house up for sale and move back HOME! Tulsa is where we feel at home. We are home sick. We miss our friends. We miss our Tulsa family. We miss everything Tulsa has to offer. We miss home.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Water play

Eviees nana bought her a ball pit for her 1st birthday so since our "big" pool is still VERY GREEN (hint hint nana) I turned the ball pit into a kiddie pool and Eviee loved it! Made for one happy, now napping little girl and mommy got to soak up some vitamin D HAPPY DANCE!



Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

21 months old

Yep you read right! The noodle is 21 months old ALREADY! (I'm saving you chill)

ANYWAYS.... this is what Eviee has been up too lately.

  • Eviee is speeching on a older two year old level!!! She talks so well and will repeat everything you say.
  • Eviee is working on learning all of her colors right now. She knows pink, green, purple, and blue. yellow, and purple so far. It only took two days to teach her those!
  • She is potty training and is doing very well.
  • She is also learning her animals and all the sounds they make. She knows dog, cat, frog, cow, bird, snake, loin, and sheep.
  • She is definitely testing her limits more and more every day! We have sat in time out a few times now.
  • We are working on counting to 20 now. She has 1-10 down!
  • Speeching of counting if I am having to get on to her I will count 1 then Eviee will say 2 and then I'm just done I mean I done forgot what she was doing anyways being so cute to count with mommy. (someone knows how to get out of being in trouble)
  • She is throwing EVERYTHING she gets her hands on! EVERYTHING!!!!!!!
  • Eviee loves to throw herself on the ground if she doesn't get her way. Seans temper for sure ;)
  • Loves to be outside. We are so happy for this weather.
  • Eviee loves rocks and sticks. First thing she picks up when we go outside.
  • Loves flowers.
  • She is getting a little more picky with her eating but over all she will still eat just about anything you give her.
  • Is running everywhere.
  • Loves to color.
  • Loves water.
  • Still hates to brush her teeth.
  • Still does not sleep through the night!!!! (any sleep doctors reading my blog???HELP)
  • Loves to sing songs.
  • Eviee loves to dance. (every morning now and then we watch Mickey Mouse club I know I know but I have to wake up people anyways and they dance to the hot dog song well these pics are Eviee dancing to the hot dog song in her tutu bathsuit she just had to wear)
  • If you are crying weather it is fake or real Eviee will go run and grab the towel off my stove and come wipe your tears and tell you sorry. SWEETEST THING EVER!
  • I painted Eviee's finger nails for the first time the other day and boy did she LOVE IT!
  • Eviee started attending the church nursery this month and does so good in it.
  • She loves shoes and bags!
  • Still loves her babies.
  • And Wee Wee really is her best friend. (our dog)

Eviee is so smart. I mean really. I'm not just saying that because she is mine. I get told all the time how smart she is, or how well she talks. I am so proud of her. She is the light in my eyes. More perfect then I ever could have dreamed she'd be. She is mine and Sean's whole life. She is growing up so fast. I am thankful God gave me this baby. I am so thankful that today I celebrated my 3rd mothers day. I only ever wanted to be a mommy and I am blessed and so lucky to be Eviee's mommy.
(please excuse the not made up mommy and look at the cute baby)
 

Friday, May 3, 2013

New Lifestyle

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you have probably seen ALOT of food pictures.Well I will tell you why. I have always loved healthy food (or tree bark as my extended family calls it) but I loved "normal" food a little bit more. But through out this last year I have changed alot as far as what I eat. And even more so I have changed alot in the last month. After taking out my lap band I ate WHATEVER I wanted WHENEVER I wanted for like a week or maybe two. I remember sitting there with a candy bar one day and Eviee wanting it. Well those that don't know, I am very strict on what I feed Eviee. I have been since the day she was born. Breast feed, organics as much as possible, no sugar (now I will give her a tiny bit depending on the occasion) and absolutely nothing fried. Anyways so I usually never eat things around Eviee that I wouldn't want her to eat but that day for some reason I did. Telling her no that it was bad for her was just like a slap in the face. I mean hello!!!!! So fast forward a month give or take and I happy to say that I have made a lifestyle change. I have done so good. I have not done perfect but I have done good. I am very proud of myself. And to top it off these last few days Eviee and I have been on a 90% clean diet! I am just trilled. I have been wanting this lifestyle to click with me so bad. Like I said I have always loved healthy foods and kinda always felt like a heath fanatic deep down but just couldn't commit to it completely. Anyways so I thought I would post some of the things I have been eating.








These are some of my favorite things right now. You should try them they are all really good!!!!
My sister (Ashee) says she would die living in my house. Its funny I feel the same way about her house!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wondering mind

Some things have taken over my mind these last few weeks and most I can't seem to shake loose.

Like for the first time in 21 months actually 25 months I have had that overwhelming desire to have another baby. If your thinking about my other post a while back I said "i didn't really want another THEN but that Sean did and for him I would do anything along with alot of other reasons as to why we should, but now I do have that desire. What scares me along with some reason I care to not mention to the VERY few followers I have is everything that has gone wrong in the past and everything that could go wrong in the future.I absolutely can not handle another miscarriage or worst. I can't say good bye to another child of mine. I just can't. I also still have all my selfish (for Eviee) reasons not to have another one. I grew up as did Sean where you didn't just get things at a drop of a hat. Money was really tight and I know I always heard "we don't have the money". I know my mother saved from the moment school let out for the summer for new clothes for the fall. You only ever got anything if it was Christmas or your birthday. I'm not saying that is bad but I don't want that life for Eviee. I want to be able to give her everything she needs without wondering where the money is going to come from. But as I have said before this subject really needs its own post as I could go on and on.

I have been thinking alot about a certain person lately. I can't get them off my mind. I really don't know why this is. Maybe it's a sign from God to seek out this person and let them know that I am here and I really do care. But I hate rejection of any kind. This person and I have a past and long past good and bad. (not so bad but) . We have tried to keep up our relationship. I have tried telling this person how I feel and what I want but they never seem to hear me or care so once again we are at a off. I just hate it. It person used to be a big part of my life and now .... Anyways their on my mind.

Ive been thinking about my house too much lately. Ugh it needs alot of work and alot of work cost alot of money. But there is so much that has to be changed and alot that we want changed.

People need to really put ALOT OF FREAKING THOUGHT into whom they are going to have children with. UGH! But that's all I'm going to say on this.

I need to make a trip to Dallas in July. Anybody want to go with ???? It wont be a fun trip for you as it is for my Mary Kay business but at night we could party!!!!!!! LOL (if I get to go Sean will beat home with Eviee)  :( it'll be a three day trip for me.

Anyways there is so much more on my mind but Eviee is ready for momma.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A whole lot of nothing with maybe a little bit of something

  • Since having my lap band taken out I have not lost one pound but I also have not gained either.
  • It is so freaking nice to be able to eat and not be in pain.
  • I have taken up squats and lifting weights and so far Ive been able to keep it up daily. Im a working progress. 
  • I hate when someone says "sure we can talk" but what they really mean is "I don't care to talk to you anymore just so and so" talk about a stab in the back AGAIN!
  • I reconnected with an old friend and am so happy.
  • I wish Sean didn't work so much but am so thankful he does so that I can be at home with Eviee.
  • Ive been praying alot these last few days. A situation has come up that I just don't understand and am so upset about.
  • I have read three out of my set goal of ten for the year books (did that make sense?)
  • I feel sorry for people who so badly want to find "the one" that they either give "the one" up not knowing they were indeed "the one" because they are too freaking stupid to realize what they have or they settle for some white trash! Sorry but it's the truth. You do everytime!
  • My hair is getting so long!!!! So happy but I want something different.
  • My mother lives to far away. Ok well maybe she it isn't the drive but the places I have to drive through. I hate driving through them little towns of OK. UGHHH
  • My flower beds are about to push me over board. My brother is supposed to come and clean them out and hopefully soon.
  • You really shouldn't think the what ifs
  • I bought new coffee today that I'm really excited about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I don't ever say much as far as whats going in the world today but man this world is freaking crazy!


Weekend Recap

WOW I never do one of these. Why am I doing one now??? Because I actually had a busy (for me) kinda of weekend that's why. Here's what I did....

  • Saturday morning bright and early Katie and I got up and went to Lavaca to see this amazing blogger we both follow. They called it Mugs and Muffins. It was so inspiring hearing her testimony. If I hadn't already given my life to God I would have after that. Her life isn't too far off mine and close enough that when she was talking about things she had gone through I was fighting back the tears. It's always nice to know that your not the only one going through certain things. I had a great time with a great friend, it was a late Friday night discussion to go and I'm so glad we did.
  • Saturday afternoon Eviee and I went and joined my parents, grandparents, and sisters at the lake. It was pretty cold but not freezing and Eviee loved it!!!!!!!!!! I even got some of my first Mary Kay orders :)
  • This morning Eviee and I got up and went to church. I still didn't make it to the service (I just need Sean to go with me a few times) but I did work in the nursery and Eviee with into her own little class. She did so well. NO TEARS!!!! I was one proud momma! I really enjoyed working in there it kinda made me miss working in Daycare. But miss it enough to go back EVER (at least I hope not) ( I might would work part time maybe...maybe)
  • After church we came home had lunch, took a nap, Nana came by, and then we went to visit Katie and Lucas. Seeing Katie twice in one weekend is amazing! We hardly ever see each other twice in one week so it was really nice. I can't believe that this Aug we will have known each other for 21 years!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!! Katie we are getting old! (note to self apply Mary Kay Time Wise more often) LOL
  • Sean came home and after dinner we sat outside watching Eviee play. This has become our new schedule for the evenings and I am loving it. I love watching her play.
  • I finished up the night on a conferees call and writing this blog. :)  
Well that was my busy to me weekend. I'm sure most of you had much more exciting ones but whatever! Happy Monday y'all!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS not sure why I used bullets I just like them I guess!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Exciting things are happening!


So my biggest news of the week is I am now a Mary Kay Independent Consultant!!! Super excited about this. I love makeup and all things girly and whats more girly then Mary Kay???? I mean hello have you seen the pink Cadillacs driving around??? Umm yea those are Mary Kay! One day maybe.... Anyways so I have started my own business and couldn't be happier. Now this isn't to say this is the career I was talking about a few post ago NO (well maybe no) but for now I am loving this chance to try something new. I am so thankful my sister Kassadi pulled my arm ;)

If you would LOVE to check out my web site and see all the great things Mary Kay has to offer please please do.  www.marykay.com/dbrazil11


I will be having my first little (hopefully not to little) debut in May. If you would like to come and I do not have your info please feel free to a comment below and we will get you an invite. (those of you whom I know well I will be sending you one :) In the meantime though go check out my site!!!!

Also I have mentioned that I have given my life to God. We it seems as though he is already working on me. I have been pushed to try many new things that are totally out of my comfort zone. Like Mary Kay. I also WILL be attending church this Sunday (without Sean cause he has to work) and I also volunteered to work in the church nursery. Being around kids is nothing new but being around "church people" is. HAHA I hope to become one of those "church people".

A situation came up just this morning where I would normally BLOW THE HECK UP but thanks to  my bible study (unglued) I just let it go! Victory!!!!! I was so surprised at how easily I just let it roll off my shoulders. I am very proud of the progress I am making. I still have alot to make and will never be perfect but I'm happy.

I joined a new play group where I know NOBODY! This is pretty big as well and praying it doesn't bite me in the butt. I have found ever since I had Eviee that moms are very judgemental of one another (me included) and I just am trying to stay away from those people. Hopefully Eviee and I can make some new friends. (Today was supposed to be the first one but something came up so hopefully next week)

Im excited for all the new things happening in my life!!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Friend makin Monday (LATE)

Today I am going to be following along with my friend Amanda in Friend Makin Monday: Inside my head.

I like - a good romantic comedy.
I don't like - Star Wars AT AL (sorry honey)
I love - my husband and daughter more then anything in this world!
I dream of - being skinny!!!!
I wonder- what our lives will look like in ten years.
I know - I am truly blessed.
I went - to my last Bible study last night and am truly sad it is over (for now)
I think - It is too early to be up and I want to go back to bed!
I plan - on going to the doctor today. (check-up from my lap band procedure)
I regret - not going to church this Sunday or the last or the last or the last....
I do - love a good deal.
I drink - coffee in the morning (one cup) (OK maybe two) and water the rest of the day.
I wish - I was rich. It's just the truth!
I am - loving the nice weather we have had the last few days.
I am not - looking forward to opening my pool up an having a HUGH water bill.
I need - to start my walking trail like NOW
I hope - that when Eviee looks back on her childhood she can say "I had a great one".
I want - skinny jeans!!!!! (you know after I'm skinny duh)
I sometimes - ALWAYS jump to to conclusions. ( unglued girls ha!)
I always - think I am right
I can -  do more then I like my self believe.
I cannot  - wait to go to Hawaii in December!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I avoid - people I know in Walmart unless I really really like them!
I will - be having a second cup of coffee this morning.

Hope y'all have a great Tuesday. God bless.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Potential Careers

I don't really say much about my career or lack there of but having a career has always been something I want. But it was something I could never really reach when the time was right. You know when you graduate high school the next step is college. Well I didn't attend a "real college" but I did further my education. I am a licensed Phlebotomist. I enjoyed my job but never intended for it to become a career and after six months I knew it was just something I couldn't do forever so I went back to what I loved daycare. (well actually I worked both jobs then quit the hospital) Well then life got in the way I guess you could say and I'm so glad it did. But while I was living life I kinda put my "career" goals on the side AGAIN! Sean and I got married and shortly after decided we were ready for a family and long story short I decided I wanted to have my child/children then worry about getting the career. Shortly after Eviee was born I really started thinking about my career. Trying to decide what I wanted to be. (which is also why I did not go to college earlier) Anyways I am still so undecided about what want to be. Seriously if I wasn't married with a family I would problary be one of those people with degrees in everything because there are so many things I would love to do. So here is my list of all the things I have seriously considered. Do not laugh at me I know some may seem totally out of my reach but I also believe that anybody can do anything they set their minds to. So here is my list of potential careers and they are not in any order just all the different jobs I have considered.
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • School Counselor
  • Child and Family Social Worker
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Elementary Principal
  • Lawyer ( you know those test we always took when we were younger that told you what you should be when you grow up, well everyone else always got at least two different jobs on their paper mine always had just one EVERY YEAR. Lawyer!  HUMM wonder why??? LOL)
  • Family Doctor
  • Pediatrician
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Cosmetologist
  • Radiologist
Some of these require alot of schooling and to be honest I never really enjoyed school but now that I am older and really wanting a career in the near future I think I would enjoy school and do well in it. Some of these also would include moving out of start just to complete my education but anyways these are things I think I would enjoy. I love children with all my heart. I could read every medical book there is and never get enough. I love helping people. And making people pretty wouldn't be so bad either but I would want to own my own salon so then we are talking about getting a degree in business too so.... Anyways I not going to decide this over night. This is something that I am waiting for God to decide. When he is ready he will tell me what it is he wants from me. I am waiting patiently.

Friday, April 19, 2013

30 before 30

I still have a little over four years before I turn 30 (which I'm NOT looking forward too) but I saw this one a friends blog and thought that is a great idea so here's my 30 before 30!
  1. Reach my goal weight of 130 - working on this
  2. Be in our FOREVER home.
  3. Figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life career wise.
  4. Visit Ireland
  5. Go back to Hawaii - we are thinking about going for our anniversary this year.
  6. Read the bible front to back. (the same friend who I got 30 by 30 had this as one of hers and I thought it was wonderful)
  7. Host a family reunion for my moms side of the family. ( I don't know my dads side)
  8. Visit Georgia. Sean and I have been trying for two years now... one day.
  9. Become a runner.
  10. Be a actual member of a church. I'm sure I will have this done way before 30 but...
  11. To take a vacation with just Sean and I. ( Eviee is too little to leave right now so yes she will be going with us on our Hawaii trip. (if we get to go)
  12. Go skiing. I am scared to death of things like this but I have always wanted to go.
  13. Learn to sew and be good at it! HA!!!!
  14. Have $20,000 is savings -we are already working on it.
  15. Take a trip with just my mom and me.
  16. Take a trip with just my sisters and I.
  17. Cut my hair short just once!!! So scary!!!
  18. Get braces. I know but I need them! Dang wisdom teeth!
  19. Watch a Broadway show.
  20. Learn another language with Sean.
  21. Volunteer for something amazing!!!!
  22. Go to a Thompson Square concert.
  23. Get another tattoo.
  24. Sit in the audience of The Ellen Show.
  25. Go to a black tie event with my handsome hubby!
  26. Grow a  garden.
  27. Attend a cooking class.
  28. Run a 5k!
  29. Learn to play the Piano
  30. Write my life story.
These are some of the things I want to do before I am 30 what about you???

Ten things you may not know about me

  • Before I do ANYTHING in the morning I must make and have at least four sips of coffee!
  • I absolutely love antiques! I could wonder around in an antique store for hours and not get bored.
  • I dwell on the past more then I should.
  • I love peanut butter ANYTHING.
  • I seriously can't get enough of Eviee!!!! (My mom tells me that I still act like she is an hour old)(she's my angel baby momma)
  • I love a good deal! Coupons, sales that's my thing!
  • I make myself a goal to read X number of books each year or else I would never pick up a one. But when I find the right one I can't put it down! So far this year I have read 3 and still have 7 to go. I guess I better get one it. Do you recommend any???
  • I like to get up at least on hour before Eviee and Sean (if he is home) so I can have some me time without feeling guilty.
  • Yards that need mowed or flower beds that have weeds seriously drive me insane and right now I have both. ANY TAKERS??????
  • I hate talking on the phone. Please just text me.

Well there you have it ten things you just had to know about me! :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Well

I think the best way to catch y'all up would be bullets... At least that's the fastest cause I really just don't have time to type five blogs. Eviee is content right now coloring, this one of the few moments when I am not playing with her so I'm gonna try and make this fast cause I just feel so guilty doing anything besides playing with her.
  • Biggest news of all I have given my life to God. This has been the best choice I have ever made. My life feels so much fuller so much happier. I have found the peace I have been looking for, for some time now. I am normally a very uptight person and while I still have alot of progress to make I can tell I am calming down. God is so good. I am so happy to have found him.
  • Me finding God has also bought Sean back to him. See I wasn't raised to know God but Sean  was. He had some very rough times that made him question The Lord but after six years of rebelling he has given himself back to our lord! I am so excited for this new wonderful chapter in our relationship, and so happy for what this will do for our family.
  • I had my own little devil living inside me for over a year now and as of last Monday the devil is gone. I wanted that lap band so badly but my body just did not like it. It wasn't allowing me the nutrients I needed to take care of myself. It caused to me to get sick after eating just about anything. So I finally made the decision to have it removed and I couldn't be more relived. It is nice to be able to eat like a normal person again.
  • I have continued to cook my way through Ree Drummonds cook book and I will try and get those caught up but I have to be honest after about 20 different recipes I am done. I was not impressed sadly. So I am moving on.
  • I am thinking about joining g-fit in May just wish there was something here in Greenwood for me to do so I wouldn't have to drive to FS everyday.
  • Spring is here and I am so happy.
  • I started decorating my living room this week! It looks so good and can not wait to have it all done.
  • We went to court and guess what???? WE WON!!!!!
  • Have I told you how much I LOVE my bible study. I swear this study was made just for me. Before I started it I told Sean all the things about me I wanted to change about myself and this study covered most!!! Isn't God just amazing.
  • To have another baby or not??? That is the subject to often around here. Our plan were to wait until Eviee turned two then see where we were at and how we felt. (that's in July) Then we decided that we did want to have another one and we would just start trying in July that way Eviee would be closer to three when the baby was born. But now I'm back at I just want Eviee. Two of my babies went to heaven before I ever got to meet them. God let me keep one and she is healthy and perfect and sometimes I feel like I am being selfish to ask for another one and most of the time I don't want another one. I told my sister the other day that I wonder what my story is.You know what will my life be in ten years. Does God have other plans for me that don't include a second child. I wish I knew. I wish I could see. This subject has always been so easy for me. The moment I found out Eviee was a girl I felt complete. Every woman feels it different, it may take four kids before she does but me it only took "it's a girl". But my fear is that I am just so in love with Eviee. She is everything I have always wanted. I talked about being a mommy way before any of the other girls. Being a mommy has always been my ONLY dream. But maybe in five years I will change. I could go on and on about this subject maybe I will have to do a post but for now I have found so much peace in asking God to take this from me. It is up to him now.
  • Both of my dogs are still here and they really are becoming part of the family. I have  sadly listed Wee Man (chi weenie) on craigslist I can't even tell you how many times but I just never could go through with it and now I am so thankful. He is a great little 3lbs pup. Duke our doberman is HUGH! I mean seriously at six months old he is a small horse and Eviee could ride him!
  • Over the last four months I have definitely learned that family is amazing! I have needed so much help with all of the surgeries and being sick and I just don't know what I would have done with out them. In the last 21 months I have been cut open 16 times!!! Can you even believe that. This momma will NEVER EVER wear a bikini! O WELL!
  • Since we spent our vacation at home last week with me recovering and all we are now planning our next. So excited! Hurry up July!
  • Speeching of July... Eviee will be two in July! How in the world is that possible??? Definitely a post on my little noodle later!
Ok well Eviee is now demanding her momma until tonight....

I am alive

So im back but of course no time to blog right now. But I will DO MY BEST to stay up late tonight and catch y'all up on everything that has happened in the last few weeks.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

BAND FROM HELL!!!!!!!!!

This band.
I thought this Lap Band was going to be a miracle for me.
I thought this band was going to give me a life I have never know.
A life of skinny.
Being skinny is something I have only ever dreamed about.
This band.
I wanted it so bad.
I wanted this band to help me.
I wanted this band not only for me but for Sean and Eviee as well.
I wanted/want to be healthy.
I wanted to be able to run around the park with my daughter.
I wanted my husband to have a wife he is proud to show off.
I kinda wanted to be that wife that all the other wives are jealous of. HAHA no for real I'm like that!
I just want to be happy with the way I looked for once.
This band it has helped me. I do see that.
I don't eat as much as I used to.
I almost never eat anything fried anymore. (partly because lap bands and fried food don't mix)
I drink water in place of Dr Pepper or Diet Dr Pepper (which isn't any better for you)
I have changed.
I have dropped 72lbs (20lbs before I got the band)
I am making better food choices.
But really this band has only made me regret the discussion I made to get it.
Sean tried to talk me out of it.
He said I didn't need it.
But the truth was, I did.
But this band is making me sick.
I am not able to eat the foods my body needs to live off of.
I do not have any energy because I can not eat.
I hate eating.
I hate trying to eat.
I hate eating in public.
I am always throwing up.
Always.
Since last Monday I have lost five and half pounds.
I haven't been able to eat or drink anything without throwing it up.
Everything is just getting stuck in my throat.
Nothing is going down.
I feel like maybe my band has slipped. (some do) (not good)
I feel like something is really wrong.
I have had days like this but not a solid week.
Something isn't right.
Of course I like the fact that I have dropped five and a half pounds in a week but I don't want to do it like this.
I feel like I am dehydrated.
My head is killing me.
My back hurts so bad.
My sides are starting to hurt.
My pee is a dark orange (sorry tmi)
This is not good.
I am calling my doctor tomorrow.
I am going to tell him I want this taken out.
It is not working for me.
It hasn't ever worked for me.
Ive given it a year.
I am going to get this taken out.
I have to!
This band is from hell!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Favorites

So I'm trying to get this blog a little more organized. I feel like it is one of the few things in my life that is not and I just can't handle it anymore.
So one way I am going to get it organized it to "TRY" and do certain post on certain days like for instance Friday Favorites. Each Friday I am going to post what I am loving this week. (you don't care then click the X) LOL I love saying that!

So what I am loving ... And I will have to post web pictures because my camera is dead! :( (i so need to get another one but I one I want cost alot of $$$ and I just am not ready to spend that)


I have always loved buying Eviee books (and she has alot) but I am now loving finding them online for next to nothing!!! (seriously as I get older I am becoming a little cheap LOL) My new favorite place to order books for Eviee is on Totsy! I just got in 7 books and I only paid like $20 with shipping! O yea check them out!


This is what I live on most days. This lap band and me are not friends. I see it now. It's never liked me and it's never going to like me. I have ALOT of trouble eating most days and it got to the point where I would eat or drink anything that I could keep down and most of the time it wasn't good for me. So I started buying this again and been drinking it whenever I am able to keep something down.
It looks so gross but it taste so good! Try it! It gives you alot of energy and makes your skin look amazing!


This is the bible study I am doing right now. My first bible study since I was a kid and I am absolutely loving it! Its about making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions. This couldn't be more perfect for me on so many different levels. We meet every Monday. For the first time in forever I look forward to Mondays. I think this book is going to help me alot and I am hoping that doing this study will help me come out of my comfort zone and maybe start attending the church! Well see.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Armada! Seriously this is the best SUV EVER! I already told Sean that when it comes time for me to get a new car (which will be years from now and the next new car is his) that I just want another Armada!


I have huge walls now and it has been kinda hard to figure out what to do with all that space. But what I am thinking is I want to do is a clock wall. Weird??? O well! That's what I want so I'm gonna try it. I have been looking up clocks all weeks. I don't want the normal clock you can find at Walmart I want older different looking clocks! I want clocks with character. I want about 8-10. The hunt is on. Antique stores here I come!

This really isn't anything new its just becoming more of an addiction. Sean and I love going Antique shopping. But with Eviee wanting to touch everything and not wanting to sit in a stroller for hours we don't get to go very often. So with that being said I stick with Hobby Lobby HA! I know they are not antiques there but I look for the things that look like there are. I have been checking out craigslist but those people are insane!


I have a Keurig and have had it for awhile now. I love k-cups I love that all I have to do is open and drop! But my mother being the coffee holic that she is thinks those k-cups cost too much $$$ so she bought me those reusable k-cups. Well I was all like "o thanks mom" thinking yea these are never getting used. Then I thought my mama bought them for me the least I can do is use it once so I can tell her I did, LOL. I bought Maxwell house coffee. I got up went to the coffee pot fixed it all up and was preparing myself for not so great coffee but to my surprise it was the best cup of coffee I have had in a while!!!!!! LOVE! Thanks mom. Now do they make Maxwell house k-cups??? Not sure I have ever seen any but whatever Ill use my reuseables~!


 Nope I don't make my own laundry detergent. You would think that after my All natural cleaning supplies post huh??? NOPE!!! At least not yet. But what I am loving is these drop ins.  Your really beginning to see just how much of a convenience kind of girl I am huh?????

Well that's enough for one Friday!!!!!!!!! Have a great one!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

From Ree too Dee Entry 5

CHICKEN ANS DUMPLINGS

If you were to ever ask Sean what his favorite meal is (at least that I make) he would say Chicken and Dumplings. Seriously the man needs help. He is a Chicken and Dumplings addict!!! He wants me to make them all the time!

So naturally one of my first few meals to make from Ree would be her dumplings. I made these last night.

I didn't follow the recipe exactly.

The Recipe calls for one whole chicken (RAW).  I went to Walmart and I bought a rotisserie ALL READY COOKED chicken. (this is what I always buy when I make MY Chicken and Dumplings). I am not about to get all up in a RAW Chickens business if you know what I mean but if you are the type of person that likes messing with RAW pieces of meat HA!!!! then you just got right ahead and  do it. I do not! LOL ;)

So I bought the already cooked chicken and shredded it! (this is almost as bad as it being raw).
I then cut up and cooked the onion, carrots, and celery then added the chicken broth along with the chicken. I did not use the Apple cider because my dumb Walmart did not have any.

I also might have made a little bit more dumplings :)


So over all my house smelled as I imagined Ree's does when she is making this for her family.
Sean got home from worked walked in the door and was ready to devour the whole pot right then and there.
I served both of us but was quick to take the first bite. I want to make sure my food isn't going to kill anyone!!!

 IT WAS PURE BLISS!!! It was like eating on a cloud made of dumplings. I WAS IN LOVE WITH THE DUMPLINGS! But....

She uses Turmeric in this recipe and it is very powerful. I may or may not have put just a tad bit more then if called for. Over the next few bites the taste of pure bliss shifted. It was almost like you know when you are trying to swallow a pill and it gets suck in your throat. You get that weird not so wonderful taste in your mouth. YEA that's what it tasted like after a while.

Sean was NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL! He said he will always chose my Chicken and dumplings over these any day! Good hubby :)

I could eat these again if I had too if was definitely not the worst thing I have ever tasted. Maybe I will try and make them again and go EASY with the Turmeric.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/12/chicken-and-dumplings/

From Ree too Dee Entry 4

Chicken Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes black eyed peas and corn!

So I was looking through the recipes trying to decide on what to make this week for "Ree too Dee" when Sean said "Chicken Fried Steak".

This was a real treat to him because I do not EVER fry anything! Lap Band plus fried foods equals NOT GOOD!!!  I never fried anything at home even before I got it. Fried foods are not good for you AT ALL but damn they taste SOOOO FREAKING AMAZING! I mean seriously you can fry anything and it would be great! Ok ok im calming down.

So TWO night ago (sorry been busy) I made Ree's Chicken fried steak with her creamy mashed potatoes and I added black eyed peas and corn. (nothing special about them, I just opened the bag)

The steak was pretty good (I personally am not a big fan of chicken fried steak) but honestly I HATED the mashed potatoes! SORRY REE :(

I didn't get any pictures last as my camera has decided to die :(

Entry 4= I don't think I will make this again... unless Sean wants it ;)


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/chicken-fried-steak-with-gravy-recipe/index.html


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/creamy-mashed-potatoes-recipe/index.html


Monday, March 4, 2013

From Ree too Dee Entry 3

BLUEBERRY COBBLER ANYONE????

Ok so Ree's recipe is for Blackberries but I watched the show where she made this and she said to use any berry you want, so yesterday today I chose blueberries. Eviee loves blueberries so I always have fresh on hand. As you noticed I said yesterday... yea I made it yesterday but I didn't have time to post it.

P.S. I kinda have already made this like alot few times.

So really on this recipe it is so easy ANYBODY can do it! Perfect simple last minute dessert for those unexpected guest. Do you get unexpected guest??? I don't but everyone that knows me knows they better give me a heads up! LOL

Anyways try this y'all it Delicious!

Fresh is always best

Sprinkled with sugar

Ready for cooking

DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!


Topped with a little Vanilla Ice Cream and whipped cream maybe???? MMMMMMM!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/blackberry-cobbler-recipe/index.html

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Well

These last few days have been a little rough,with some fun, then a little rough again, with a few touches of so stinking cute!

So the rough part. Eviee had a BAD sounding cough for like two days then it went away then came back with a vengeance! I took her to the doctor. Long story short her doctor is pretty sure that she has asthma. And I kinda think it's the puppies. See when she was born we had a poodle. But it seemed as Eviee got bigger and had more contact with our poodle she would get a running nose and sneeze and you know allergies type stuff. We went to Texas for a few days and while we we gone Eviee was perfect. Then we returned home and it all started again. So needless to say we got rid of her.(the poodle LOL) Well over the next several months we started letting Eviee get around other peoples animals and she seemed to be doing ok. So we moved out here to the "country" (if you can call it that) and decided to get a dog dogs. Then it hit me the other day. Eviee has pretty much been sick non stop since right after Christmas with "allergy" type sicknesses and we got the dogs right after Christmas. So anyways I'm not sure if it is the dogs or she is just going to have her mommas immune system but now we might have to deal with asthma. At least asthma is something I know all to well thanks to my brother and father. Poor baby nothing is worst then a sick baby YOUR SICK BABY!

We had a little fun. Saturday morning we went to The Monkey House with Katie and Lucas. It was Eviee's first time going. I was a little worried that she would get hurt because of all the "bigger" kids that were there running everywhere but she was a trooper and made it just fine. We always enjoy getting together with Katie and Lucas and even though they are a few years apart in age I hope one day they will become good friends. Eviee loved The Monkey House and I am looking forward to taking her back.

Then the rough came back but this time it was mommy who got sick. I think I have a cold. I can not keep from sneezing and coughing and my nose is running ninety to nothing, I feel like a snot nose kid LOL TMI Sorry but this is what is going on so if you don't want to read about my snot then hit that little red x at the top of your screen. Nobody is making you read my blog! But btw thanks for reading! LOL
 
 
I know that I am always going on and on about how cute Eviee is and how much I love her but seriously you have no idea unless you are around her. Call me up we will get together so you can see this cute little thing!!!!
 



 She was SO proud as was mommy that she put her coat on ALL BY HERSELF!!! Yes it is upside down but she is only 19months old people! And she did it ALL BY HERSELF!!!!!!
 
          Isn't she the cutest little bumble bee you've ever seen!!!!!

 
                                    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!