Saturday, July 31, 2010

Weird Folk

So, today I had the strangest experience. I encountered a person who just didn't like me apparently because of the way I look.

I was trying to help him, he was a deaf man - and I know a little ASL from taking 2 years of it in High School....he wouldn't let me help him. Not even a little. He laughed at me and walked away.

Maybe I signed "you're a big retard dummy head" to him and I didn't know. Humph.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

5 months old

My little girl turned 5 months old today. Where has the time gone?
You have mastered the art of rolling over your right shoulder and you're working on rolling over the left. You recently started to prop yourself up with your hands and not just on your elbows. isn't far away.
You love to swim. This has been the case for a while. You love water. Baths, swimming, the sound of it, the feel of it.
You love to eat avocado and peas. The last 2 days you have had avocado and banana mixed together and you seem to really like that too.

You also have recently decided that you like toys. You have a flower, a book, a bear, teething ring, and a plastic "chain" all that make great noise and must really taste good.

You like to sleep with your knees tucked under you. This is another reason I think you might be close to crawling.

I really love you.
I can't wait to keeping watching you grow and develop into a great little girl!


Sunday, July 25, 2010


I really need to go to the grocery. I am planning on making a huge batch of baby food for Nora. She has started eating good food and so far things are going well. She loves avocado and also loves peas. Next up: Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash!

I read online that adding avocado to everything will help her absorb the other nutrients. I am so glad she loves avo. And Glowy the glow worm.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Planning Ella's 6th birthday

Somehow all of these things have to come into one sixth birthday party for a fabulous girl:

-cold (but in August)
-ice cream
-black and white
-black and white photographs



Friday, July 23, 2010

361 days til 30

Today, for the first time in a long time (so it's not brand new) I feel comfortable with my income. My bank looks well stocked and my bills are under control. These are the resolutions I have made to help me save.

- 10% directly into savings from every paycheck and half of my commission checks when they are separate.
- paying bills half from one check to and half from the other.
- I am only going to eat out at work once a week (or maybe not at all)
- no more credit cards

That last one - is one of my main reasons to start saving. All of my credit cards are gone. No more naughty shopping. I now have to save all the money for the things I want. I have to save for vacations. I have to save for fun toys (not that I am allowed to buy them - ever).

Holy Crap. This is going to be a hard thing for me.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

362 Days til 30

Today's "do something new" is a doozy.

Today I went to get my tags transferred to Ky from In. When I walked into the room at the county clerk's office there was a cute baby. His mommy said "oh look there's another baby!" She went on to tell me that her baby boy was 5 and a half weeks old. Aw.

I walked over to the next window and while I was filling out the documents to have my title sent to them I over heard this convo:

Window Lady: Ok, Mr Husband (talking to the man holding the baby)....
Mommy: Oh no, this isn't my husband. This is my step son.
Window Lady: Oh! So this is your grandbaby? How wonderful! Is he your first?
Mommy: Oh no, this is my son. He's my step son and the father of my baby. *laughs*

It was only uncomfortable for everyone else there. This odd-coupling didn't seem upset about the oddity at all.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

363 days til 30

Today, I did something I haven't done in a long time. I left work sick. I have no idea what was going on with me but I just couldn't make it any longer. 7:30p - I had to ditch. I was having horrible pain in my right side. I thought I was going to pass out on the sales floor.

The good news is that I am feeling better and Nora is currently talking up a storm to the movie on tv. She also ate a whole slice of avocado! She is growing up so fast!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

364 days until I turn 30

Maybe in these 364 days I should try to do something new.

On my 365th day (ie my 29th birthday) I pushed wheelbarrows full of concrete and then helped to finish a patio and sidewalk in my backyard. Something new.

Today - Day 364 - I started a FlipShare account to share my flip videos. Here is a video I took today of that cute baby.

I guess we will see tomorrow - what tomorrow brings.


Monday, July 19, 2010

My Birthday!

Today is my birthday! So far we have poured, wheelbarrowed, and finished a concrete patio and sidewalk. Shew!

a trip to garden ridge -- CHECK
eating cheesecake
maybe baking black bean brownies (lots of b) -- NOT TODAY
dinner with the hubs -- CHECK we had a delish dinner from Rally's, Holla!


btw, the first one on the patio's a butterfly!
I just learned to spell wheelbarrow.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Why I love him: right now

1. He's eating over salted popcorn that he air popped himself. He tried to teach me how to make it, even though he knows I will never make it, unless he is physically incapable.

2. He loves his daughters so much. I knew he loved Ella the first time we met. Seeing him with our daughter makes my heart want to explode. He is an amazing father.

3. He used to buy grape soda just for me. Now I buy grape juice just for him. (I'm not drinking that nasty stuff).


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Love Part 3: Living with the crazies

Just so you all don't think I am full of poo, here are a few things that drive me bonkers about my better half.

1. He runs the garbage disposal for too long.
2. He over salts. But, in his defense, I under salt. I grew up being told salt was evil.
3. He recently (about 5 minutes ago) tickled me until I almost peed (he knew I had to go) then chased me all the way into the bathroom and shoved his wang in my face while I was peeing. Geez Louise.
4. He pauses the tv when I talk (but I guess I should stop talking while he's watching tv)
5. He's perfect. Why does he have to be so perfect?


Friday, July 16, 2010

Love Part 2

During the first weekend I spent with my sweet husband, he gave me a key. I never gave it back. For the longest time he didn't even have a key to his own home. His mom had one and I had one. Good thing he knew he wanted to marry me after our first date.

After a few weekends here with him (probably around the beginning of September - because I only came to visit every other weekend) he gave me my own drawer. A place where I could keep a few things. I suppose he felt obligated since he kept finding my panties in the laundry.

I was so smitten with him. He was all I could think about. He was funny. He was sexy. He made me feel good about myself and great about the world we lived in. Life with him was easy. We didn't fight, we just loved. We cuddled, hugged, kissed, made love, every bit of what a perfect life should be....And, guess what, we still do. Our life is still perfect from the top of our heads to the tippy tips of our pinky toes we are still in love and life is still perfect.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

alternate title: Love Part One

I guess my last post should have had an alternate title since it ended up being mostly pictures from Ken and Anna Eason's wedding 2 years ago. Oh well. Here is the story of how we fell in love. Part One.

After the wedding Prince C and I both returned home - him to Lexington and me to Franklin. I am not sure who "friended" who on facebook but, we became friends on facebook (along with many other folks that we all met at the destination wedding). Sidenote: I wonder how many relationships facebook has helped along and in turn how many facebook has hurt. I was having some issues in my life then and for whatever reason - I felt like reaching out to him about them. Just for an ear, an ear who knew nothing about me except what was published on FB and that I owned a revealing blue dress. So, I shot an email. It took a couple days for him to get back to me. When he did - he didn't say much. He let me know, since I was such a pretty girl he was sure I would land on my feet. Just to give it time. Ha, land on my feet.

Over the next few days we started using the chat feature on facebook. Imagine if you will: me, wine, cheese, my dogs, and my laptop. That is how I spent my evenings during the summer of '08. Then our phone numbers were exchanged. Holy Hell the text messaging. Finally we made plans to have lunch. Plans for Monday July 28th. I needed to be in Lexington for work, so we thought, we'll grab some lunch and have an official meeting.

We kept texting. Texting all day and messaging on facebook all night. Sometimes both. We decided we couldn't wait. Plans changed. We met for lunch in Louisville instead, on the 22nd. A 5 hour lunch that involved 2 restaurants, kissing hello, holding hands, sitting way to close to each other, and eventually lots of kissing. WOW. I was totally enamored with him. Handsome, kind, a good listener, a good talker, we had so much in common. When I got home that night I decided, I wanted him to be a part of my life. Even if it were just as friends.

Our lunch plan for the 28th became all weekend plans. I would drive down on Saturday after a birthday party shoot I had scheduled. I should be done by 4. My family was going to have a cookout for me because my birthday had been the week before. I invited him along. He invited me to stay. Then those plans became, "I'm bored, I'm driving up to see you tonight, I can't wait until tomorrow".

So there you have it. History all written out. July 11th 2008 my life changed forever, my husband started flirting with me. Or as he calls it, "you stalked me".


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Husband

is the most fun person I know. We have the best time together. Well, I suppose I shouldn't speak for him -- but I have the best time with him. No matter what we are doing we are enjoying it.

Two years ago this week we met. My cousin Kenneth got married and we both attended the wedding. We didn't know each other at all, nor did we spend time together at or around the
wedding. We met briefly at the reception and that was that. I am not sure I have ever told the story...not that there is much to tell.

I was there to video Kenneth and Anna Eason's wedding.
Really, I made my dad video and I took pictures. Why on earth would I want to take video? I mean, seriously...I have a love affair with freezing time.

During the wedding a nasty rainstorm rolled in. We were all anxiously wondering what would happen....

It started to POUR right as the preacher said "You may kiss the bride". So they did just that, kissed...

and got inside as quickly as possible!

I, on the other hand didn't get in nearly as quickly. So I looked like a drowned rat.

Somehow, even looking this way my husband noticed me....or my boobs, you decide. Haha. My Aunt Jackie introduced us that night. We just said hello and walked away. Two and a half weeks later we went on our first date. And the they say, is history.


PS -- See whole wedding post here: flickr Happy Anniversary Kenneth and Anna Eason!