Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Life of a Beauty Queen

Today Emery had a small pageant and she absolutely rocked it. I'm telling you, this girl is going to be a heartbreaker and we are in some serious trouble down the road! Emery ended up with Mini Supreme, Overall Talent (she sang Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stare and did awesome, there were two of these given out), Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Smile, and Prettiest Eyes. So proud of our little girl. While they had typical crowns for the talent, they also had this bunny crown that Emery was smitten with. She was so excited when they gave this one to her instead of the typical crown. She even prefers it over the supreme crown because that sucker is heavy! Here's our Beauty Queen posing for a picture after the pageant, so pretty!

Getting ready for beauty, I love her smile in the first one!

Outfit of Choice (OOC), strutting her stuff with her sassy walk!

Talent - singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (she had to hold my hand, but hey, she's only 2 so I'm totally impressed!)

Man how I love this little girl, I have got to be one of the luckiest Mommies out there!

****I am grateful for
1) my little girl
2) her big brother
3) fun weekends
4) gas discounts
5) the pillow that is calling my name ;o)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Dreams Come True

Yep, dreams really do come true, here's proof!

****I am grateful for
1) dreams come true
2) Jeff's new job
3) still have 3 weeks of summer break left
4) chocolate, Emery may not like it, but I do (too bad it doesn't like me) ;o)
5) electricity (cause it is way too hot here in TX!)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sweetie Baby's Blog Design Give-away!

LinkSo when I had my blog make-over I wasn't really sure who I should get to do it until I found Sweetie Baby's. After looking at her samples, I knew she was the one. She just redid her blog and it looks awesome! You can see her website by clicking HERE. Now I've decided to start up a blog for my classroom and I'm hoping to get that one made over as well. In fact, she is having a give away right now and you can enter too! Click HERE to be taken to her post about the give-away or click HERE to be taken to her website and then click on the blog section to see the give-away. Maybe one of us will win!!!

***I am grateful for
1) still have a little summer vacation left
2) potential job opportunities for Jeff (will post more on that later)
3) a afternoon/evening spend visiting and swimming with friends
4) nights when kids go to sleep easy because they are so worm out from the fun!
5) give-aways!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Night Leftovers - Or Happy Friday the 13th

~ Today is Friday the 13th, bwahahaha. Anyone have superstitions and feel creeped out by this day? I guess today's generation doesn't even know why people are superstitious about this day (or was there a remake of Friday the 13th recently, seems like I may remember hearing about that).
~ Today is also my birthday. Isn't it funny how when you are little you feel so much older on your birthday but when you are older you feel just like you did the day before? Why did I want to grow up so fast when I was little? If I had only known...

~ The company Jeff has worked for for 20 years (since he was 19) is shutting down. I won't even go into all the details, but the stress around here is just awful. Makes me sick to my stomach to even think about it. So I won't. Not today anyway.
~ I need prayers for Jeff's uncle, he had a stroke today. I think things will be OK, but all this stuff can end at any time. Just sayin'.
~ I'm really excited about the upcoming school year and moving back down to first grade. I have so many exciting things planned. I don't want summer to rush by because I love being home with the kids, but I'm so thankful I can breathe and smile when I think about next year.
~ We have been getting a ton of rain the last week, which is crazy since we've been in a mega drought for the last year. I'm talking flash floods and all. Crazy Texas weather!
~ Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! We are celebrating my birthday with family tomorrow and there will be homemade German Chocolate Cake, so I know we will!

****I am grateful for
1) my grass is looking greener than ever because of all the rain
2) I know there is a job out there for Jeff, just gotta find it
3) homemade birthday cakes
4) laughter
5) sunglasses (you know, for when it isn't raining!)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Summer Fun!

****I am grateful for
1) Summer Days
2) Summer Nights
3) Cool pool water on a hot day
4) the rain
5) the smell of fresh cut grass

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

****I am grateful for
1) our freedom
2) those that sacrifice and serve so that we may have it
3) celebrating with family and friends
4) fireworks
5) another wonderful day