Monday, February 27, 2012

February Challenge 26-Night

February Challenge 25-Green

Last year, I bought this cute plant at Walmart in a little tin bucket. It was so pretty, but then when all of the flowers died, I had no idea what to do with it.  I came very close to throwing it away.  I finally decided to plant it behind some other things that I had on the porch for the winter.  Look how beautifully it has come back!  I love it!

Our winter here in South Louisiana has been virtually non-existent.  We have had some really warm weather lately, which means the clovers are in full bloom.  It also means that it is time to cut the grass!

February Challenge 24-Inside Your Bathroom Cabinet

Yes, that is funky green wallpaper behind the cabinet.  We have lived here for 13 years, and my bathroom is the ONLY room in the house which has not been changed one iota.  We stripped wallpaper out of the other bathroom, and we swore off EVER doing that AGAIN!  The next owners can have that privilege!!!

Oh, and that bottle of prenatal vitamins is cracking me up!  Reid is almost 3, and I haven't taken one since he was born!  I think I need to throw those away!!!

February Challenge 23-Your Shoes

My newest pair of shoes.  I love them!  But they hurt!  Boo Hiss!!!

February Challenge 22-Where You Work

I am a stay at home mom.  So, I work at home.  I have many duties including chief dish washer.

It's ironic that this picture is actually of dishes that Lance washed! Among my other duties are laundry washer, sheet changer, homework helper, clothes dresser, vacuumer, duster, mopper, and bathroom cleaner.  I don't get paid for any of these duties.  Oh, and I almost forget, I am the grocery shopper and chef;)

Additionally, I am the secretary/bookkeeper for our business.  I don't get paid for that job either.  I am the monthly/quarterly tax payer,  income tax preparer, paycheck writer, mail opener, filer, and bill payer.

I very OFTEN think that I real job would be much more fulfilling in the fact that I would ACTUALLY get paid for all of my hard work!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February Challenge 21-A Fave Picture of You

I don't really have any favorite pictures of me.  But for some reason I like this one when I see it.  I think it's because my hair looks half way decent in it, and because I look tan. it is.

February Challenge 20-Something You Ate

I made cake balls for Wyatt and Reid's teachers for Valentine's Day.  They were red velvet cake with chocolate icing and sprinkles.  They were super delicious.  We saved a FEW for us!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February Challenge 19-Something You Hate To Do

There are lots of things I hate to do.  Dusting and Mopping are probably two of the biggest things I hate to do. But right behind dusting and mopping, are opening the mail, paying bills, and filing the paperwork.  I have to do it for our personal life and for our business.  So, we get DOUBLE the mail through our door!  Good Times!!!

February Challenge 18-Drink

Lance got to pick our lunch choice.  WHATABURGER!  Yuck!

February Challenge 17-Time

It is 2:47 p.m. while I am typing this post.

February Challenge 15 & 16-Phone & Something New

My iPhone is new.  And it is my phone:)  So, this is a two for one post:)  I WAS one of the last people on planet Earth to get an iPhone.  And since I am the only girl in this house, I had to have a pink case.  I hate to admit how much I love my phone....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February Challenge 14-Heart

Homemade Valentine's Day cards from my two boys.  I think these were both from 2 years ago.  Wyatt made the top one for me at school.  Reid made the tiny little chubby hand print at church.  I have kept them on the refrigerator since then.

Reid brought this card home from his Valentine's Day party at school yesterday.  The inside says, "Your hand holds my heart!"

Sidewalk Chalk surprise for Daddy for when he gets home.  We wrote it in his parking spot in the garage:)

February Challenge 13-Blue

We went to a birthday party on Saturday with a Mardi Gras theme.  I took Reid with me for a quick trip to Walmart, and when we were getting out of the car he put on these Mardi Gras beads from the party!

February Challenge 12-Inside Your Closet

Inside my closet will NEVER happen.  At least not while I live in this house!  February 12 was our 13th anniversary!  So, I will post a picture of us instead:)

Our anniversary was on Sunday, so we dropped the kids off at my parents after church.  We went to eat lunch at Coyote Blues.  We hardly ever go out to eat just the two of us!  It was freezing cold on Sunday...just like the day we got married.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February Challenge 11-Makes You Happy

My boys are 8 years apart, so I often wonder how they will get along the older they get.  Will they be close, or will they not have anything in common?  At ages 2 and 10, they do not have very much common ground.  But once in a while, they have the best time together.  That makes my heart very happy:)

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Challenge 10-Self Portrait

This "portrait" was taken on February 1.  The day I turned the BIG 4-0!  We were eating at Outback, and Lance was taking pictures of me.  We were laughing so hard because they were all terrible.  So, I tried one.  It's terrible too!  But it reminds me of how dorky we are...especially now that we are old:)

February Challenge 09-Front Door

Similar to how I don't take very many pictures of the sun, I don't take many of my front door.  I guess this will have to do.  Look how dirty the front porch is.  My husband would be mortified!

February Challenge 08-Sun

Since I don't make it a habit to take pictures of the sun, I was at a lost for what to do for this picture.  I was going through my iPhone pictures, and I found this one of Reid.  We were leaving Hollywood Studios at WDW.  Lance and Wyatt had left us to go to EPCOT.  Reid was eating a Mickey Mouse ice cream bar, and making a total mess (and loving it)!  The sun was beaming down on us!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February Challenge 07-Button

I was about to skip over day 7.  I was looking at my iPhone pictures, and I saw this picture!  PERFECT!

February Challenge 06-Dinner

Monday night we ate dinner at Izzo's with my parents.  Monday nights are Kids Eat For 99 cents night.  Bubbles the Clown was there doing face painting.  We have done this only one other time, and Reid loved Bubbles!

Reid asked for a monkey face, and he got a monkey balloon as well.

Wyatt got a dragon on the side of his face.  (The boy with the dragon tattoo)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Challenge 04-Stranger(s)

Last night we went to eat with friends for what was SUPPOSED to be a SURPRISE 40th birthday party for me. Except for the fact that my friend is a terrible liar, and I totally busted her! So, here is a picture of a table full of strangers behind us. When Lance and I walked into the room, all of these people clapped for me! And they kept clapping all night. It was really funny!
What WAS a surprise was the cake with the most HORRIBLE picture of me EVER from 3rd grade! It was really, really the highlight of the night!

February Challenge 03-Hands

Hands is a very interesting subject. It reminds me of the movie Beaches when Barbara Hershey's character finds the old picture of her mother or grandmother and says, "We have the same hands". My husband and I will be married for 13 years on February 12. Here is a view of our 40 and 41 year old hands.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Challenge 02-Words

My birthday present for being so good for the last 40 years!

Spending a lot of time lately reading the book of James.

February Challenge 01-Your View Today

I saw this February challenge last night, and I thought I would try it. But of course, I am already behind. So, I will try to do two today.

01-Your View Today

February 1, 2012 was my 40th birthday! This ice cream was all that was left of the dessert that they brought me for my special day. Reid and I devoured it. Lance and Wyatt split another dessert. We ate at Outback which has become a tradition for all of our birthdays!