Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

Long update for a long weekend!!

Happy Tuesday!!!

Yes! I love weeks where we can basically skip over Monday!!

Lets start with Friday. Dane got off work with Cahokia at 4. got home around 4:30 and was headed into work for Monroe County at 5:30 so we didn't get to see much of daddy at all Friday night. Landon and I hate date night at home. We ordered enough food for 4 people from Applebee's and we pigged out. And when I say WE, I mean WE! I order a pasta from there nearly every time and he eats half of the adult meal. He loves it!!!! We watched movies and cuddled. It was a great night!!!!

Saturday we wake up & Daddy is home! YAY! But shortly after he is getting call after call from Cahokia saying he needed to come into work & we had a shopping day planned. So Landon and I drop Daddy off at work, and we head to Wal-mart in Cahokia for a little bit. Geeze, I didn't remember how different Cahokia is to Waterloo, until you go into Wal-Mart. There was not 1 friendly person in that entire store! Well, besides the guy behind us in the checkout lane that reeked of marijuana. I guess I'd be friendly too if I just smoked that much reefer. lol Anyways, Daddy gave us his credit card to go to wal-mart so duh, of course Landon gets a toy!!!! We spent 25 minutes in the tractor aisle. That is all he seems interested in lately at stores. Yes, he plays with other toys.. but when we are in the store all he wants is tractors and not the green ones. HAS TO BE the yellow CATS. Don't ask me where he got it from. I spent 20 minutes trying to persuade him into the green John Deere that talked because he already has 3 yellow CATS at home. Nope. Wasn't having it. So we bought our 4th CAT. Goof!

This is his "seriously, Don't touch my CAT" look!
After Wal-Mart we headed back to the police department to get Daddy and we headed to the mall. Our mission was to get me a new pair of tennis shoes! After walking that 5k a few weekends back, I knew my tennis shoes were donzo! My toes went numb during the walk and my feet hurt for 3 days afterwards! It was time for something new! On our way to the mall, Landon started complaining about his feet hurting him. HAHA Smart kid! Talk about perfect timing, that means Landon gets new shoes, too!!!

yep, Mommy & Landon got matching zigs! and let me tell you, they are probably the most comfortable shoes I've EVER had!!!!!!!!! AND they were BOTH on sale, AND my cousin's step-son was working so we got an additional 20% off! SCORE! Thanks Daddy!!!!

Saturday night it was back to work for Monroe County for Daddy around 5! (he was working the Maeystown Picnic) And thats where Landon and I headed too! We went to see the parade which Landon wanted absolutely nothing to do with except for the firetrucks (that woke him up) and the tractors. He could have cared less about the candy, Popsicles, and whatever else they were throwing out! Oh, and the horses and he still calls dogs no matter how many times we correct him lol Then we headed to the picnic. Well, What they call a picnic at least. No rides, only bounce houses that Landon hates. I'm thinking the bounce house for his birthday party is a bad idea..... or maybe he will play in it if it's in his own backyard. IDK. But he loved playing the games. But the toys were hand-me down donations. like teeny beeny babies from McDonald's from 10 years ago, no thanks. He can play, but keep your prizes, please. Around 7:30 we headed home for dinner and movies! We were both sleeping around 9! It was great!! Daddy got home and in bed shortly before 2am, and was back up at 5am and headed into Cahokia for a days work! (All together now... Poor Dane!!!!) I felt so bad for him, he was exhausted!! After putting in about 8 hours of work- he was finally coming home! Hooray!!! And brought our favorite home, Arbys!Landon's excitement for arbys just wore him out......................

the 3 of us were sitting at the table having lunch and talking- and next thing you know, Landon says "Mommy, Night Night" lays his head down- and was OUT. I let him sit there for about 2 minutes because I was trying to catch my breath from laughing so hard. I pick him up and his face is stuck to the paper. HILARIOUS. He then slept for 3 hours! Baby boy was WORE OUT! Shortly after he woke up, we got a call from Paw Paw Craig & Deb (Dane's dad & New Step Mom) that they were about minutes away and would be over shortly! We headed to Columbia for dinner at tequilas and then to their hotel for a little swimming! Landon LOVED the water. He was brave enough to actually jump in unattended to and went straight tot he bottom. yep, gave mommy a heart attack!!!! but when he came up, he coughed twice and started laughing. didn't even faze him!! Ahhh, boys are crazy!!!! so you better believe first thing Monday morning we headed to Wal-Mart and bought his first life vest. No way my kid will go near another pool without one on! My sister Brandi & Her boys came over to BBQ! It was such a nice day!! the kiddy pool was full, we got a sprinkler the wind was blowing like crazy so it was a perfect day to fly kites! Perfect Weather and I even got a little sun.. well, maybe too much sun.. but it will be a tan in a few days!!! Monday evening I went to see Bridesmaids with Cassie & Kacie. OMGEE! A must see. It was hilarious!!! Definitely will be buying that movie once its out!!!

Although I didn't get to spend a lot of time with my hubby, Landon and I made the best of it! Landon and I don't say it nearly enough how much we appreciate all that Dane does for us. He works 2 jobs and picks up as much OT as he can to make sure we have everything we want or need! He truly is the best husband and daddy to us!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Confession Friday

*I confess that Dane is working ALL weekend, so this doesn't even really feel like a Friday to me. Boo.

*I confess our fence was suppose to be put in Wednesday. And still nothing.

hints "WAS"...reasoning for my bad mood the past 48 hours.

When they came to our house to give us our quote, they promised they weren't like Chesley Fence Company and didn't make excuses why they couldn't do the fence due to weather. LIAR. We are paying you $5,000. PUT UP OUR FENCE NOW!!! :

*I confess Landon farted this morning and looked at me and laughed & said "I farted mommy" no kidding bud! :)

*I confess I've ignored peoples calls this week, and I don't plan on returning any of the calls either... I just don't feel like talking about YOU for the 45 minutes you will keep me on the phone. Sorry my 2 year old is running out the door.. I just don't have time.

*I confess my due date is 4 months from tomorrow and we have NOTHING done in her nursery. The treadmill, computer, gun cabinet are all in the "nursery" and closet is still full! Dane thinks we have all the time in the world. drives me bonkers! I like being prepared!!

*I confess Landon's birthday present should be in SOON. and we have no way of getting it to our house.. anyone have a truck and muscles I can borrow???

*I confess our pool opens Monday in our subdivision, and I can't wait. Sorry for what your about to see neighbors but I can't wait to get SUN and get exercise from swimming!

*I confess Landon has driven his 4-wheeler around the house and outside nearly everyday since his 1st birthday party... and he FINALLY learned how to steer it on Monday!!!! Hooray for no more scuff marks on the walls and cars!!!!

*I confess I've been thinking a lot about Adrien's promised scheduled booty calls. haha OK, that isn't what it is, but I thought it was funny! anyways, Only because i know my sex drive isn't as active this pregnancy as it was before, and like it was when I was pregnant with Landon.. and I know Dane's hasn't changed. and don't "Poor Dane" just yet! he isn't deprived but I think maybe a reminder will help me? lol

*I confess Landon has had no supervision for the last 20 minutes, and I'm scared. So I have to go :)

Hope everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!!!!

And if your drinking, please have one for me!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

10 Things I'm Loving....

Thursday! Yes!! 1 day from Friday. HOORAY! I have been in a crappy mood the past 24 hours, and everything I have wanted to blog about is negative. So to save you from reading about me whining and complaining.. why not blog about things that I love to try and turn this day around!

So here it goes... 10 things I love..

* Arbys curly fries and sweet tea.
Seriously, I could eat it every single day and never get tired of it. and It's the only fries Landon eats lately, so it's my excuse too! ha!


*My awesome, super fantastic doctor.
Seriously, how do women get through their pregnancies without a Doctor Snowden??

*My growing, healthy baby boy, Landon.
I can still call him baby, right? Only 19 days until his 2nd birthday.. ugh, I cry every time I say 2. :(

*Soft Batch Cookies.

*Busch NA.
How this prego is going to get through all the summer BBQ's!

*Veggie Dip Lil' Crunchers
The only way Landon and I can get through a shopping trip lately.

*Creative Bent Photography
Hands down, best photographer ever. If she can manage to get cute pictures of Landon, She can do wonders with your kids. Love CB!!!!!

*Blake Shelton's song Honey Bee
Radio turned up as loud as it can go when its on. I just love it!

*My In-Laws coming to visit this weekend.
Well, Dane's dad & Step mom.. So excited! Landon loves Paw Paw!!

Share what your loving today!! :)

Day 6

Day 6 - A song that reminds you of somewhere/something

Last Summer was a BLAST!!!! :))

Baby are you down? [x5]
Down, down
Even if the sky is fallin' down
Down, down (oh)

You already know
Tonight is the night to let it go
Put on a show (show, show)
I wanna see how you lose control
So leave it behind, cause we have a night to get away (away, away)
So come on and fly with me
As we make our great escape (escape, escape)

So baby don't worry
You are my only
You won't be lonely
Even if the sky is falling down
You'll be my only
No need to worry
Baby are you down? [x5]
Down, down
Baby are you down? [x5]
Down, down
Even if the sky is falling down

Just let it be
Come on and bring your body next to me
I'll take you away (ay)
Turn this place into our private getaway
So leave it behind, cause we have a night to get away (away, away)
So come on and fly with me
As we make our great escape
So why don't we run away


[Lil Wayne:]
Down like she's suppose to be
She gets down all over me
Down like her temperature
Cause to me she's zero degrees
She's cold, over freeze
I got that girl from over seas
Now she's my Miss America
Now can i be her soldier, please?
I'm fighting for this girl on the battlefield of love
Got me look like baby Cupid
Sending arrows from above
Don't you ever leave the side of me
And waiting definitely, not probably
And honestly I'm down like that economy (Yeah)

So baby don't worry
You are my only
You won't be lonely
Even if the sky is falling down
You'll be my only (oh)
No need to worry (oh)
Baby are you down [x5] (oh, the sky is falling down)
Down, down (oh, down)
Baby are you down [x5] (oh, the sky is falling down)
Down, down (oh, down)
Even if the sky is falling down
Oh, oh, the sky is falling down

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bump Update

How Far Along: 22 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +2 lbs

Maternity Clothes: yep, still expensive, most are ugly, but I need them!

Gender: Hopefully still a girl :) Layla Ann

Movement: She is very active, but not as violent as Landon was.. maybe that's a good sign ;)

Sleep: I am getting about 8 hours a night again, Hooray!!!!

What I miss: TANNING!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to fake bake again!!!!

Cravings: I ate ice cream last night, which I NEVER eat.. so I guess that?? Otherwise, nothing!

Symptoms: Just movement. I don't feel pregnant at all!!

Best Moment this week: So far everything about this pregnancy has been great! I feel awesome, doctor says baby is growing perfect & has a strong heart rate, my weight is actually under control (so far) and I love feeling her move around! Other than the occasional mood swings, I'd have to say pregnancy really makes me a happier person!!

While doing this update, I accidentally pushed a button on the computer, and found out I had a web cam... so I thought I'd take a belly shot. And well, This is what I consider to be my "skinny picture" because I feel bigger than I look here. but there ya go.. for my blogger friends only :) Even a glimpse of a oh so lovely stretch mark smack dab in the front of my stomach from the lovely Landon lol

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

Friday night Dane and I took Landon to the Grizzlies Home Opener game. If you have never been to a grizzlies game, you have to go. They are a lot of fun, kid friendly and tickets are $5!! Can't beat that! Landon ran around the entire game like a mad man.. But so did the other 500 kids there, so it's the one public place that it's OK! lol
He was choose to draw the 50/50 attendance price in the middle of the 7th inning.. and well, that was about 9:30 and Landon had had enough and was ready to go to sleep, so we left about 15 minutes before it was time to draw, so another lucky kid got to do it in his place. Next time! We get home and get situated and in bed around 11 and Dane gets called out. Oh the glory of him working in Cahokia!!
I actually have NO pictures of Landon from the game Friday. Only this one of the guys with Izzy. Landon won't go ANYWHERE near Izzy.. TERRIFIED!!!!

Saturday morning we did a little shopping and then that afternoon we had a graduation party to attend for the lovely Katie Duncan! She graduated from Columbia High School and is very excited to attend Meramac College next year! So proud of her!!! :))

Saturday night was the hardest part of the weekend. My mom was throwing a surprise 50th birthday party for her boyfriend, Dave at Shenanigans in Belleville... which meant we had to get a sitter. As much as I love a night away, it just hasn't gotten any easier to leave him. I guess because I am with him 24/7 it makes it that much harder when he cries when I leave :( But we survived and had a great time at the party. Granted we were home by 10:30, but that was good enough for me!! My mom worked so hard on his party, and it sure did show! She had over 100 people show up and they all turned Shenanigans into a biker bar for the evening! :)My beautiful momma & Dave

Sunday was our family day! We went to wal-mart that morning and got Landon a little pool for him to swim in (which he basically wanted nothing to do with) and we grilled and played outside for a majority of the day! It's nice to have days where you don't have to leave the house, unless you want to! We all got a little sun, and just relaxed and enjoyed the day :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

Day 5

day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone

Well, she was precious like a flower
She grew wild, wild but innocent
A perfect prayer in a desperate hour
She was everything beautiful and different

Stupid boy, you can't fence that in
Stupid boy, it's like holding back the wind
she let her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice and that's what happens
When the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
Stupid boy, stupid boy

So what made you think you could take a life
And just push it push it around
I guess to build yourself up so high
You had to take her and break her down

she let her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans
She never even knew she had a choice and that's what happens
When the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
You stupid boy

Oh, you always had to be right but now you've lost
The only thing that ever made you feel alive
Yeah, yeah

Well, she let her heart and soul right in your hands
And you stole her every dream and you crushed her plans
Yes, you did
She never even knew she had a choice and that's what happens
When the only voice she hears is telling her she can't
You stupid boy, oh, I'm the same old
Same old stupid boy

It took awhile for her to figure out she could run
But when she did, she was long gone
Long gone, long gone
Ah, she's gone

Nobody's ever gonna love me like she loved me
And she loved me, she loved me
God please, just let her know
I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I'm sorry, I'm sorry
Baby, yeah, I'm down on my knees
She's never coming back to me

Friday, May 20, 2011

Confession Friday

*I confess I missed Confession Friday last week, and I felt lost!! sad, right?!

*I confess I could have sworn today was Thursday.. and Dane said something last night reminding me about the Grizzlies game tonight... and I had to sit and think for seriously 5 minutes if it was really Friday already!!!!

*I confess I shed enough tears on Wednesday to last the rest of my pregnancy.. seriously, I never want to go through that again. lol

*I confess I missed a baby shower last Sunday because Dane got called into work Saturday AND Sunday because of the lovely gun battles in Cahokia that had him arrest 13 people.

(Crystal, If you read this--please don' think I'm a terrible friend... My kid is just too crazy right now to take him to a party with all adults! lol I have a your gift and would LOVE to make it up to you!!!!)

*I confess I worry night and day when Dane is at work. Why can't he be a stay at home daddy with me?!?!?! baha. jk'ing. but seriously. scary!!!!

*I confess I skipped today's song of the day, because it's a song that makes you sad... and well, it's Friday & I don't want to think of anything sad... plus, that's better for a Monday anyways!

*I confess we only ate at home 1 day this week.. oops. At least one day we got free pizza from Domino's!

*I confess I made my first pom pom yesterday, and I love it. If I had more tissue paper at home, I probably would have made 75 of them yesterday.

*I confess out of the 15 garage sales in my subdivision last weekend, we were the ONLY house that had BOY things. EVERY.SINGLE.ONE had little girls 5 and under. It was CRAZY!!!! How do I lock Landon's door from the outside??? I need to learn early!!!

*I confess we have a new babysitter for tomorrow night, and I am super nervous. Landon has been very needy with mommy and daddy lately, and I fear for you Jenn. I know you will do great with him, I just hope he can adjust quickly to you!!!

*I confess that I can't wait for the builders to be DONE with the house behind us. These guys are out there banging away every single day at 6am! I want to open the window and yell across the yard that I'M TRYING TO SLEEP!!!!!!! grrr! I was so happy for rain yesterday!!!!

*I confess we are attempting Landon's pictures again next week on Thursday. Except I am going back to Creative Bent. Yes, I will be paying with 1 arm and both legs, but at least we will have cute pictures!

*I confess that I am terrified to go to the doctor next Tuesday. I know you aren't suppose to "eat for two" during your pregnancy, but I can guarantee I've been eating for at least 3 these last few weeks!!! yikes!

*I am so jealous to read about everyone I know going on vacation or just getting back. I think a mommy of a almost 2 year old and 5 1/2 months pregnant deserves a vacation more than most of you.. just sayin.

*I confess I have a lot of things to get done before tomorrow, (like clean house, get presents for a graduation party and birthday party).. But I think I'm going to put both of them off, and take Landon to the spring carnival at my nephews school this afternoon. I think he deserves it! :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Please--Leave your confessions below! :)

Happy Birthday Shannon Snodgrass!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

*added confession I forgot about :)

*I confess Landon was walking around the house the other day saying what I thought was "damn it". He wouldn't stop saying it no matter how many times I asked him not to.. and he looked at me so confused when I told him to stop, that it was a bad word!! About 20 minutes later he comes into the room with bag of donuts that he climbed up onto the counter to get and screams "DAMN IT"!!!!!!!! Dope! He was saying DONUT this entire time!!!!! hahahaha whoops!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

DAy 3 part 2

A friend of mine posted this on my facebook this morning after the horrible day I had yesterday.. definitely puts me in a good mood!!!
Thanks Shannon! Love you!!!!!!!!!!!

having a bad day?? listen to this!

Day 3

day 3 - a song that makes you happy

Everytime I hear this song it puts me in a great mood!!! love you bff!!
hope everyone is rocking out at their desks today! lol

Just take those old records off the shelf
I'll sit and listen to 'em by m'self
Today's music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock and roll

Don't try to take me to a Disco
You'll never even get me out on the floor
In 10 minutes I'll be late for the door
I like that old time rock and roll
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/bob_seger/old_time_rock_and_roll.html ]
Still like that old time rock and roll
The kinda music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock and roll

Won't go to hear 'em play a Tango
I'd rather hear some blues or funky old soul
There's only one sure way to get me to go
Start playin' old time rock and roll

Call me a relic call me what'cha will
Say I'm old fashioned say I'm over the hill
Today's music ain't got the same soul
I like that old time rock and roll





Still like that old time rock and roll

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

F* you hormones!!! [[venting...beware]]

It's official.. hormones have fully taken over me today.

Landon woke up in a great mood today so I figured I've been putting off getting his 2 year old pictures long enough-- a kid with a good nights sleep in a perfect mood, lets go! So I make the appointment about 2 hours before nap time and we head to the mall to get something new to wear! We were at the mall for about a hour, had lunch & still, Landon was in BEST mood!!!

We get to portrait innovations and he's up playing, smiling, laughing having a great time. Then its our turn and he doesn't want to do anything except hold onto my leg. The photographer could say NOTHING except- "ugh Landon sit here... ugh" seriously lady.. HE'S 2 and not a dog!!! He doesn't understand the concept of you wanting him to sit in one place for you to take his picture, let him play 2 feet over from where you want him to play and take his picture. nope. She sat there on her butt playing with her camera- while I got out the props, I was trying to get him to do different things-- and NOT ONE picture was taken. 30 minutes just basically just sitting there while I struggled to get him to "SIT" like a damn dog. UGH. Then the oh so friendly photographer wants to tell Landon that "she hopes his baby sister is a little more well behaved than him, and she couldn't believe he was acting this way." I didn't say another word, just packed up my things and grabbed Landon.. she wanted to say "mam, would you like to reschedule".. I just laughed and said "your kidding, right" and continued to walk out.

I get out to the car and seriously just lost it. tears galore. hormones don't help this situation ANY. but I honestly think that any mom would have sat there and cried after their child was just insulted by a woman who failed to do her job.

It has been 2 hours on the minute since we attempted the first picture and there are still tears rolling down my face.

Seriously, this mom needs a drink!!!!

Day 2

day 2 - your least favorite song

I loved this song when Beyonce sang it... sorry Reba, you butchered it!!!!!!

If I were a boy
even just for a day
I'd roll out of bed in the morning
and throw on what I wanted and go

Drink beer with the guys
and chase after girls
I'd kick it with who I wanted
and I'd never get confronted for it
cause they stick up for me

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone it's broken
so they'd think that I was sleeping alone

I'd put myself first
and make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she'll be faithful,
waiting for me to come home, to come home.

If I were a boy
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/r/reba-mcEntire-lyrics/if-i-were-a-boy-lyrics.html ]
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

It's a little too late for you to come back
Say it's just a mistake,
think i'd forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
you thought wrong

But you're just a boy
You don't understand
and you don't understand, ohhhh
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you wish you were a better man
You don't listen to her
You don't care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you're taking her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

But you're just a boy

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 1

day 1 - your favorite song


Take time to realize,
That your warmth is. Crashing down on in.
Take time to realize,
That I am on your side
Didn't I, Didn't I tell you.

But I can't spell it out for you,
No it's never gonna be that simple
No I cant spell it out for you

If you just realize what I just realized,
Then we'd be perfect for each other
And will never find another
Just realize what I just realized
We'd never have to wonder if
We missed out on each other now.

Take time to realize
Oh-oh I'm on your side
Didn't I, didn't I tell you.
Take time to realize
This all can pass you by

But I can't spell it out for you,
No its never gonna be that simple
No I can't spell it out for you.

If you just realize what I just realized
Then we'd be perfect for each other
And we'll never find another
Just realize what I just realized
We'd never have to wonder if
We missed out on each other but.

It's not the same
No it's never the same
If you don't feel it to.
If you meet me half way
If you would meet me half way.
It could be the same for you.

If you just realize what I just realized
Then we'd be perfect for each other
And we'll never find another
Just realize what I just realized
We'd never have to wonder
Just realize what I just realized

If you just realize what I just realized


Missed out on each other now
Missed out on each other now


Saturday, May 14, 2011

playing catch up

I haven't blogged in almost a week & you have no idea how lost I have felt.

This week has been so crazy busy and I can't tell you how excited I will be once the weekend is over!!!

Thursday night we had my sister Brandi and her husband Jason's vow renewal!!

the happy couple of 10 years!!!!

my beautiful sissy!

And let me just tell you... it was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! She had EVERYTHING and more that we had our reception and she got it for FREE. lucky duck!!! they also had a photobooth.. BIG regret on my part for not having one at our reception!! They are so much fun!!!!! All the kids had a blast dancing!! I don't know where Landon learned his moves from (his mom) but that boy can dance!!!!!! :)

Landon getting down with his cousins!

I can't tell you how hard it is to go to a winery and watch everyone else enjoy it. ugh,

I LOVE wine--it was depressing. lol but I sipped my sparking grape juice out of a wine glass and danced away with my little man!

my family :)

We finally got home and Landon in bed around 11:30 and I still had last minute yard sale things to do... like hang signs that I should have done that afternoon...but I waited and waited and they had to be done. So I headed out around town and let me tell you.... hammering signs into the ground is a lot harder than you think!! My prego butt was hammering as hard as I could, probably only hitting the wooden steak 1 out of every 5 swings. It was ridic. Then to top it off, I got out of the car near the outside of town to put my 3rd (of 8) sign out and A RAT is in the middle of the road and is running right at me. I ran to back to the car, jumped up on top of the hood and screamed. Seriously that little SOB was running right at me. As soon as I jumped onto the car it turned around and started going the other way so I jumped off and got in the car ASAP and took off. The entire way home all I kept thinking was "what if it jumped onto my car and is going to jump on me when I pull up at home. AHHH!!!!! I was freaked the freak out! So my oh so lovely husband gets out of bed for me and goes and finishes hanging the signs around town. PTL for Dane!! :)

Our yard sale Friday & Saturday was a pretty good success even with the crummy COLD weather we got on Saturday!! We still have a lot of things left over but we made over $500 on junk that we just had laying around and in the basement! People can diss yard sales all they want, but the$500 we banked in our pocket says otherwise!! I boxed everything in totes and left stickers on it all--and I'm going to try and talk my bff Cassie into having a garage sale at her house.... :) If you know anyone having a boy, please let me know!! I already know exactly what our earnings are going to be spent on...and let me just tell you--Landon is one lucky little boy :) Can't wait to get it in and post pictures!!!!!

Remember a few weeks ago I told you about the bows I ordered.. well here they are! I finally got them in the mail yesterday! SO EXCITED!! I think I got every color headband and big flower bow possible! And I am even more excited about the price! Are you ready for it..

I got 29 crochet headbands AND 17 flowers for.........................

$34.72 after shipping!!!
Yep, amazing right!?!?!

And people sell these for $8 for 1 headband and 1 flower. Seriously, they make BANK! I'm considering buying stock in them and selling them myself!! hmmm...

Hopefully Layla loves wearing flowers because she has one to match every single outfit she will ever wear!!!!

Ok, hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend..I've spent too much time on the computer and not enough time with my boys tonight!!

And since I missed Confession Friday, I'm considering doing a Confession Monday this week, or just saving them for a really good Confession Friday next week :)


Monday, May 9, 2011

Bump 1 vs Bump 2

20 weeks with Landon

20 Weeks with Layla

*note* there will most likely be no bare belly pictures with baby 2. I don't know why I did it with Landon..it honestly freaks me out a little bit. lol but we'll see :)

Weekend Wrap Up!

I've debated all morning whether to do this post or not. To be honest it's Monday and I am being extremely lazy.. but I have a couple pictures that I thought I'd share with everyone!

Friday was pretty low key. Dane, Landon & I hung out at home all night, ordered Imo's and spent about 4 hours pricing things for our yard sale this coming Saturday. I only bought 1 pack of stickers, thinking 315 would be plenty because I really don't have that much to sell. Wrong. I used about 400 just on Landon's clothes. whoops!

Saturday Morning I got up around 6 and got ready and headed to Millstadt for their village wide yard sale. Why are girls clothes so stinkin cute?!?! Seriously, I brought $50 cash with me..thinking I would find a couple things and leave with $20-$30. Wrong. Dane called around 8:30 and said Landon wanted mommy, so they were coming to meet us at the yard sales. By time he got to town I had a bag full of clothes for Landon and Layla & a new bouncer for Layla and I had $5 left. Spent $2.25 on Landon a hot dog. ugh, I know-- $2.25!!!!! that he ate 2 bites of and then was finished with it. figures!

Dane ended up losing his cell phone somewhere along a street where.. The nice lady that found it called his dad, who got ahold of me. So we had to back track where we just were and found it!! whew! Landon scored a new spider man helmet that comes with elbow pads and knee pads, but he doesn't like wearing those.. but the helmet is a different story.. the past 2 days--you won't see this kid without his helmet on..

Sorry for the nudity.. I couldn't resist! ;)

Saturday Night was another low key night! We spend most of the evening messing with yard sale things,and got everything put out into the garage. Everything that I believe is in the sale is priced and ready to go.. any early shoppers?? come on by!!! :) I am thinking about doing the sale Friday too.. I just don't know how well Landon will be with having the garage door open. I have a feeling I will be chasing him up and down the street. probably not a good idea with no help.

Sunday was one of the best days I've had in a long time. My husband sure knows how to spoil me!!!!!!! As soon as I woke up Landon brought me my present. I got a mommy to be massage because I LOVED the one I had with Landon SOOOOO much and a gift card to the salon I love to get my hair done at, but can't afford to now that I'm a stay at home mommy!!! And I also got a pretty awesome card.. But I'm not allowed to touch it... As soon As I opened it up, Landon screamed at ripped it out of my hands. Why you ask?? Because this is the card...

This year I honestly believed that Landon picked out my Mother's Day card!! lol It's too cute! He has been carrying it around with him all day!! :) After we got breakfast we headed off to do a little shopping.

Who wouldn't love hanging out with these 2 all day??? Shopping was a success..other than Landon dumping his entire container of banana puffs on the floor at target! After shopping we went and got lunch & headed home. Momma got to take a nap!! Yess! Landon was suppose to join me in this nap, but decided to only sleep for 20 minutes so we decided to head to Belleville and go to dinner somewhere. Landon was A CRAB!!! so we decided to get The Pasta House to go and head to my moms house and eat dinner & visit with them for awhile! Then on the way home I had a sweet tooth so we stopped by Happy Days in Millstadt for some ice cream! It was DELISH!!! While I was waiting for my ice cream a stranger pointed out my belly for the first time this pregnancy.. I've really noticed it getting bigger the last week or so, but didn't know it was "that obvious" for a stranger to say something. Once we were in the car I told Dane I wanted to tell them I wasn't pregnant sooooo bad just to see their response. Baha, have you ever wanted to do that to someone?!?!? :) But the best part of the entire weekend was I didn't have to change 1 diaper on Sunday!!!!! Woohoo!!! But don't worry, Landon has repaid me for that today with 3 smelly ones! :)

Hope Everyone had a great weekend!!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Confession Friday

*I confess that finding out Chris Coleman was guilty last night was the best thing I have heard ever. I was full of mixed emotions. Tears, Chills, Laughs, Relief. It was so overwhelming!! Thank you God!!!!

*I confess I had a Busch NA (of course with a lime) last night and it was amazing! Seriously, 19 weeks with NO BEER.. that just hit the spot! I could see myself having 1 a night! haha :)

*I confess that since I've been pregnant, I have put a lemon in nearly every single soda and water I have had. Doesn't matter what flavor soda, I just want a lemon taste in it too!! my bff thinks I'm weird :)

*I confess I gave into Landon today and he is eating a dog dog (hot dog) for breakfast. I couldn't argue, I'm shoveling in chips and guacamole as I type.

*I confess I am soooo thrilled for my friend Shannon & Scott. They found out they were having a GIRL yesterday!!!!! Scott has 2 boys from a previous marriage, and they are sooooo excited to be adding a little girl into their family & I couldn't be happier for them! I just know she will be BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

*I confess my sister is wearing my wedding dress for her renewal next week, and OH MY GOSH!! I hope I looked half as beautiful in it as she did!! I just kept staring at her in it! I am so happy for her!!! :))

*I confess its 2 days before Mothers Day and my husband is still asking me what I want.. A surprise, maybe??!?!?!? C'mon, I'm not that difficult to figure out!!!!

*I confess I made a blog header on Wednesday that has our daughters name on it, and I am so excited to put it up! :)

*I confess the little girl in my belly says...

*I confess I knew this was going to be her name ALL along! :)) I'm a stinker, right?!?

Thank you to everyone who voted on the poll!! And I'm glad Layla ended up with the most votes, Makes me even more excited about her name!!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!! And Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow mommies out there!!!!!!


Thursday, May 5, 2011


Meet my sister Brandi and her husband Jason!

10 years ago this October they were married at the Courthouse in Belleville, IL

And in those short 10 years they have welcomed 4 handsome boys into the world!! :)Jason Jr. 10 years old Jacob 7 years old Jayden 2 years old Julian 9 months old

Since they were so young when they decided to get married, they opted to marry at the courthouse rather than have a actual wedding... but thanks to 102.5, They have given her a chance for a "wedding do-over"!!!

On Thursday May 12th, Together with their family, they have the chance to renew their wedding vows at the Villa Marie Winery & Banquet Hall in Maryville, IL. They are finally getting the wedding they have always wished they had!!
This couldn't have happened to a better couple and I couldn't be happier for them!! They deserve it!!!!

Many more pictures to follow!!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Baby No Name

Choosing a name for Landon was so easy. The day we knew we were having a boy-- I made this little name tag at work. (yes, working hard) And I snuck off to the bathroom and snapped this picture to announce the name of our baby boy!

This time however has not been so easy. I had a girl name picked out since I was like 4 that I just knew my little girl would be named..but when people you know have girls before you and name their daughter that, or something similar--you have no choice but to think of something new.

Last week we thought we had a decision made.. we even told 1 person that was her name.. and every time I hear someone say the name I just get confused. I don't know if that sounds like her name. Ahh!

So here we are
Hello my name is......


Maybe I just haven't heard the perfect name for her.. or maybe I have and I am just second guessing it..

I need your ideas...