Saturday, August 29, 2009

Small talk Six - School Time

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Six things that you loved and/or hated about school! Post your 6 with a word, sentence, phrase or even a photo. Just as long as you post!

I am going to cheat a little on this one and make this a two-part post. 1st I am posting a High School list and 2nd I am posting a College list. Sorry, but there was a huge difference in my high school days and my past college/present college days!

6 Things I Loved/Hated About High School
1. I hated getting up so early in the morning.


2. I loved spending time with my friends.3. I hated homework.


4. I loved getting to go to football games.



5. I hated trying to get from one class to the other in 5 minutes. Which included trying to go by my locker, go to the bathroom and all before the tardy bell rang!

6. I loved going to the dances.


6 Things I Loved/Hated About College

1. I love getting up in the mornings

2. I hate the traffic in the parking lot! When everyone drives and there are limited parking spaces, parking can be a little hectic.



3. I actually enjoy my homework (it makes a huge difference when you are learning about something you really like).



4. I hate having so many textbooks to carry around and lockers not being an option!



5. I love that my mother is in all of my classes (my face-to-face classes that is).
6. I hate my on-line classes!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

High School Daze Again


Ms. Brittany started back to school yesterday. She is now a junior now at Jesse C. Carson High School. I cannot believe my baby will be leaving for college in just 2 short years! Where has the time gone?

She was sooo excited yesterday morning. When we got to the school and she went to get out of my car, she turned around and told me "I am so glad that school is back in". This made my day! I truly love the fact that she is thrilled about this school year. In years past she has always dreaded the first day and in return, mom dreaded it as well!

When I picked her up from school she was going a million miles an hour...she loves her teachers...loves her classes...loves her lunch block...has classes with some of her friends and so on!

She and her best friend have lunch together and this is the first time since elementary school they have gotten this lucky!

Batter Up




This weekend I took my babies to watch our local baseball team, the Kannapolis Intimidators. They loved it! Alexis had more fun playing with the little girl sitting next to us, but Nicholas was a different story. He never took his eyes of the field. It was like he was mesmorized! Maybe he will be a great baseball player one day, he already has one heck of a pitching arm!

Wordless Wednesday II - Check Out This Face


I know, I already posted one Wordless Wednesday, but I cannot help but post this as well. It is just so cute!

Shall We Dance



After attending Dance Camp for two weeks this summer, Alexis has offically started Dance Class. She is in the beginners ballet & tap class at Center Stage Dance Company.

I was a little worried at first about how she would do, mainly because she was not fond of my leaving. But boy did I worry for nothing! As soon as she saw her teacher, Ms. Christy, she went running to her as if I was not even there. This week was her second class and now all I hear is "Mommy do I have dance class tonight", "Mommy when do I go to dance class again". She is a completely different child.

I guess it is time for me to face facts, my little girl isn't so little anymore!

Worldess Wednesday - Victory




Monday, August 24, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts



Random Thoughts for the day, where shall I start and how many should I list???? Well lets see, I shall type until the kids need me. So this may be short or it may be long!


  • My soon-to-be 3 year old knows the words to songs on the radio better than I do. She asked me the other day to play the "fire, fire, fire" song. I had no clue what she was talking about. That was until she started singing "shortly fire burning on the dance floor". I could not help but laugh at her, it was sooo cute!

  • I got on my schools website today to look up some upcoming dates, what a joke, if I were attending school last fall I would have been in business. They still have last years dates posted. And not just on the colleges main site, my on-line course teachers have yet to update their dates for posts! On one of my professors sites she has things dated 2005. Can we please get with the right year!

  • We leave for the Mountains next weekend and I cannot wait! I love the mountains in the fall.

  • My son is 16 months old now and is into everything. He climbs like a monkey! I turned my back for a second today and when I turned around he was sitting on top of the kitchen table. Would not worry to much about it, but we have a high-top type of table, guess it is time to move the chairs out to the building!

  • Why is it that men seem to be able to function just fine in the real world by themselves UNTIL the day you marry them! Then they resort to being toddlers again. If you are hungry, open the fridge - get out some lunch meat - grab the bread - AND MAKE A SANDWICH FOR YOURSELF! Do not call me and tell me that you are starving and ask when I will be home to make it for you. PLEASE, I am your wife, not your mother!

  • My daughter has started trying to dress herself and while she does pretty good with matching up her outfits (which I try to put outfits together in her drawer to make this easier on her), she never seems to be able to put her pants and/or shirts on right side. And for some strange reason, she never feels the need to put her undies on!

Ok, time to feed the little ones! Enough for me for today, check out Sarah at Mostly BassAckward and The Un Mom for some more randomness!

Monday Madness - Back to School Tomorrow


Well guys, it's Monday and as always it has been a very crazy day! I had classes from 8 am until 2:30 pm which made for a very long day when I did not get much sleep last night. Oh well, maybe tonight will be better.

Tomorrow morning my 16 year old starts back to school. She is going to be a junior, A JUNIOR, I cannot believe it! It does not seem that long ago since I was walking her into her first day of Kindergarden. So this afternoon, after my classes, we headed out for some last minute back to school shopping! I was shocked, the stores are almost empty! Luckily we only needed a couple more packs of paper and some clothing items. 1 trip to Walmart and 1 trip to Old Navy later and I have very little sanity left!



Peter Rabbit Organics Fruit Puree Pouches Giveaway

No matter what age your child, check out this giveaway at BassAckwards & Frugal! These can be feed to your infant or you can make fruit smoothies for your toddler!



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Power Shelf Giveaway


What a nifty idea! A power outlet and shelf all in one. Several times over I have sat my phone on my counter to charge and later found it in the floor (between children and/or pets). Why did I not think of something like this???

Enter to win one at BassAckwards & Frugal, I did! Good Luck!

Small Talk Six - 6 Things I'm Gonna Miss


Todays Small Talk Six - Thing I am going to miss about this summer!

Well here are my favorites:



1. Playing outside with my babies.



2. Eating Ice Cream on a HOT DAY!



3. Going to the beach and playing in the water.



4. Staying in our jammies until lunchtime.



5. Eatting fresh veggies from my garden.


6. Looking at the beautiful flowers in my flower beds.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wife, Mom to 3 & COLLEGE STUDENT ~ All-In-1


Yes, to everyone that does not know me personally, I am a college Freshman AGAIN! Along with my other 4 full-time jobs (JOB 1 - Wife, JOB 2 - My 16 yr old, JOB 3 - My soon to be 3 yr old, and JOB 4 - My 16 month old). Can we say "I am asking for punishment"!


This was my first week of school and after being out of the loop from work and society for the past 16 months, I think I adapted pretty well. I managed to get out of bed early enough to get myself and the household moving for the day, drink my coffee (a staple in my life these days), get to class ON TIME, stay awake in each class, take some damn good notes, complete multiple homework assignments, regsiter with my on-line classes and actually figure out what the hell I am suppose to do in them. So I would say that I did pretty good for someone who graduated many, many moons ago.


I have to say, I have been extremely impressed with my professors! They are all HARDCORE, but the are very upfront about it. My English teacher especially. She wants what she wants, when she wants it and the way that she wants it. No if's, and's or buts about it. She does not tolerate being late or absent and if you are absent, well you get a 0 for any quizes and assignments for that day. There is no making things up and there is NO EXTRA CREDIT! Hard, yes, but I like her. I have no problem with her rules and actually appreciate her boldness.


I am really looking forward to the next 2 years and all of the challenges that I am facing. I have always been the type of person to enjoy learning and school and love it when someone or something stimulates my brain. You know, it is a muscle that everyone should use because all to many of the people of the world have lost a portion of theirs (HA HA HA).


To make all this even more humorous, my mother is attending college with me. She is even in the same program, BioTechnology. Hell, we even have 4 classes together! Yet another twist, my brother just started at the same college. Luckily he is in a different program so I do not have to study with him as well. Don't get me wrong, I love my brother ~ but my mother and my brother as study partners ~ just a little to much family fondness for me.


Well, I am off to study my math and see how many of my on-line assignments I can complete before my brain freezes for the week! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

I have a lot of Random Thoughts in my head, but not sure I can put them all into words right now! Just finished my 2nd day of college after 17 years of being out of high school. My brain is in overload mode at the moment.

  • Our school AC has been out for the past 2 days. For me, this is the closest thing to hell I hope to ever endure! I have horrible hot flashes and almost stripped to my undies yesterday. Not sure that would go over very well with my professors.
  • My little man gets his stiches out in less than an hour. Not really looking forward to this appointment.
  • My little lady starts dance class tonight. She loves her teacher (she has the same teacher as she did in dance camp). Hope she does ok with me leaving, she is not fond of being away from mommy!
  • Getting out of the car this morning to go to class was a little weird - my mother, my brother and myself all rode to school together. YES, we are all in college together. This was definately a first for me. Actually, my mother and I have 4 classes together! She and my brother have 1 class together. So I can imagine how it feels for her!

Well, time to take my little man to the doctor. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Williamsburg/Yorktown August 2009


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Nicholas Got His First Stiches

Sorry that I have not been on here for the past 2 days, but my little man had an accident and had to get his first stiches!

I have been trying to spend a little more time babying my baby!

Hopefully tonight I will get some time to upload my pictures to blogger. I did manage to get them on the computer. LOL!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back From Vacation




We got back late yesterday evening and after unpacking and getting the little ones fed and to bed, I crashed! So I did not get the rest of my pix uploaded nor did I get any internet time. So I decided to jump on this morning for a quick second before I have to head out and get started on my errands.

We had a great time and there will be LOTS of pictures tonight! So check back to see what all we did and how much fun we had.

Monday, August 10, 2009

On Vacation

Sorry everyone but my posts over the next couple of days will be very slim! We have internet access in the hotel but you have to come to the lobby for it or pay by the day. And to be honest with you, I really want to be selfish and spend this time with my babies!

So, I will resume posts when I return. Hope everyone is having a great week!

Small Talk Six - Six Lazy Things

I know I am a little late here, but come on ~ I AM ON VACATION.

Today’s topic at for Small Talk Six at momdot is “6 things people do that you think are beyond lazy.” You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc . .

1. When people see something laying on the floor and walk by it a half dozen times and do not stop to pick it up.

2. Leaving things pilled up on a kitchen counter until there is a mountain of stuff to be sorted as well as put away.

3. Re-fluffing clothes over and over again. Just go ahead and get it over with ~ fold them, hang them and put them away!

4. Throwing dirty clothes on the floor all over the bedroom when the laundry basket is sitting in the corner. Come on, can you not walk 3 extra steps and put them in the basket???

5. Throwing trash from your car on the ground. You picked it up to get it out of the car, can you not hold on to it until you reach a trash can. The world does not want to see your trash strone all over the place!

6. Parents who think that their older children were given to them to take care of their younger children. PLEASE, you had them, not be MOM enough to take care of them. Don't get me wrong, my 16 year old helps from time to time, BUT IT IS HELPING ~ NOT DOING!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday II


Wordless Wednesday


Monday, August 3, 2009

Wacky Weekend Wind-Up


WOW, what a weekend! Nothing major happened and we did not do anything really big, but boy am I worn out from it!


Did not get much sleep, my little man was sick and ended up going to see the on-call doctor. He has a sinus infection and a touch of bronchitis. So 1 antibiotic later and he finally slep thru the night again.


I did manage to get my house cleaned and some laundry done. We also weathered the storm or people at Concord Mills Saturday. I picked up a few outfits for my nephew, who I am going to see for the first time on Sunday! He is almsot 2 months old and I have not been able to get to VA to see him. OH YEAH, I also scheduled a vacation to Williamsburg, VA for a few days and scheduled a trip to Maggie Valley, NC.


We are taking my grandmother out to lunch for her 82nd birthday today. She loves Italian so I am thinking OLIVE GARDEN, yum yum! She loves Olive Garden about as much as I do.


Well, enought jiber-jaber for this morning. I need to get moving for the day!

Sunday, August 2, 2009