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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Photos

Here's a small recap of Christmas morning. Jayden was able to open a few gifts. Also a BIG thank you to some very sweet girls from my babyfit April '09!!

Ok, I admit it....

Well yesterday, I discovered I am no dog groomer. After spending half the day at walmart for much needed items (one of them being hair clippers) Jayden and I decided to give it a whirl with shaving down Cirrus (one of our crazy cats)! I will say, his hair cut came out FABULOUS!!

It only took me 45 minuets and voila! A nicely shaved cat was born! :) (however I do need to redo his tummy, I missed a few spots..heehee)


But as for my poor yorkie, Miss Lula Belle...she got the blunt of it. I thought my grooming "talents" were good until I saw the end results with her :( She has now transformed from a cute little yorkie, to what some might call "just an ugly dog". At first I looked at her and said "well she doesn't look TOO bad", then after just plane stairing at her thinking "yeah, I hacked her up!" She kind of resembles a brussels griffin, if you know what they look like... Eric yelled at me when he saw her...LOL He's now ashamed to be seen in public with her and I think she has a complex about how she looks now too. My poor Lula. The only thing she has working for her, is her hair grows quickly.




Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My wedding day

Dec. 20, 2008 came and went like a flash! What a beautiful wedding we had! My sister married us! We had a nice 2 tier wedding cake. Our theme was wintry and with snowflakes. But of course the day was close to its 80. But we had Christmas music, so it made it a little more "winter-like" We all had a fun time:

So as for the weeding and reception we had a blast. As the night drew near, a close couple (Chris & Amy, who I have known for AGES!) decided to stay a little longer after everyone left. Eric and Chris kept downing the wine and champagne....bbbiigggg mistake. Around 9pm the 4 of us left to go back to our house. Here are the results: heeheehee

Eric and Chris are in DEEP conversation as well as very intoxicated!

He will probably kill me for blogging about these pictures, but hey! Hes the one who should of known better!! :P

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tomorrow is the big day!

Well Dec. 20th is RIGHT around the corner. Everything for the wedding is set, except a few minor details which I HOPE will pan out tomorrow morning. Eric still needs shoes to wear (after battling with him about how you dont have a "bare foot" wedding) Silly man! And Jayden still doesnt have a white button-up shirt >:-/ NO ONE sells them in a 2T!! My mom and I have searched high and low with no success, so I am forced to resort to plan b, and just find a nice shirt for him. Other than that, I got the dress, shoes and make-up! I even managed to get my eye brows, mani & pedi done today! YAY! I am set! Hopefully things will go smoothly tomorrow.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Rescue Pet's Christmas Poem

'Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town, Every shelter is full - we are lost but not found, Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare, We hope every minute that someone will care, They'll come to adopt us and give us the call, "Come here, Max and Sparkie - come fetch your new ball!!" But now we sit here and think of the days We were treated so fondly - we had cute, baby ways. Now we're no longer young and we're no longer new. So out the back door we were thrown like the trash, They reacted so quickly - why were they so rash? We "jump on the children"; "don't come when they call"; We "bark when they leave us"; climb over the wall. We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed, Now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made. If only they'd trained us, if only we knew, We'd have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too. We were left in the backyard, or worse - left to roam, Now we're tired and lonely and out of a home. They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye, "Maybe someone else will give you a try." So now here we are, all confused and alone, In a shelter with others who long for a home. The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat, With so many to care for, they can't stay to chat, They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer, We know that they wonder how long we'll be here. We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads, Of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds. Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears, Our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear. If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the inn, Could you help with the bills and fill our food bin? We count on your kindness each day of the year, Can you give more than hope to everyone here? Please make a donation to pay for the heat And help get us something special to eat. The shelter that cares for us wants us to live, And more of us will, if more people will give.
-Author Unknown


If you are considering adding to the family this holiday season, PLEASE think about going to your local animal shelter/ rescue. Too many animals are still waiting for that second chance at life...

Monday, December 15, 2008

The count down begins

We are less than a week away from our wedding day (Dec. 20th). I can't believe it's all coming together!! WOW! I got my dress, Jaydens outfit is almost complete and Eric's, well...not so much, Im sure we will be out Friday night getting all his stuff. My sister and her "hook-ups" have been a savior and a blessing for us. :) It has taken alot of stress away from everyone involved in the planning. And hopefully she will be able to get the cake that I really want. If not, I have come to terms that it just wasn't meant to be like that. So the count down begins! Only 5 more days till I say "I do"!! OMG!!!!! :P



Saturday night my sister, neice, my mom and I went to a friends 3rd annual cookie exchange party! We all had a nice time and ate way too many cookies! I had a tummy ache for hours and Missy has a picture to prove it. LOL

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The stress of wedding planning

Ok, so I am admitting that this lil shot gun wedding I thought we were going to have is turning out to be more stressful then I thought I would. I found a BEAUTIFUL park with a gazebo, (thanks to my sister) down in Temple Terrace. They have an opening on the 14. Not even 2 weeks away!!! AAAHHH!! We have nothing. No dress. No rings....nothing. So I have been put into a situation that this place would be perfect to have a nice small ceremony, but the true test would be is can we afford to pull off finding the wedding attire for Eric, Jayden and myself, plus the rings? O and we can't forget the small things that make a wedding nice...The hair, nails, photography. Then there is the "reception". My mom suggested we all go out for brunch/lunch or dinner (depending on time) Ok, well then that mean, I fore go all the fun stuff that happens at a reception. Bride & Grooms first dance, father/ daughter dance, and the cake thing. My mom says she will get the cake no matter how we do this wedding. I just don't know, if I keep this very intament then there will only be around 10 to 15 people. If I expand it, then we are looking at a little more, say 30 max. So I brought up the suggestion of having the reception at my parents house...I just don't know how that would go. I think the stressful part of this, is I don't know the budget, except it's not much. eerrrggg, Im started to stress just thinking about all this again. I have a feeling to just say screw it and do this all down at the court house for $30! But deep down inside, its not how I planned my dream wedding. :(

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Boys will boys

Today marks the first time we had to take Jayden to the e.r. due him monkeyn' around when he shouldn't have been. We were at my parents house and Jayden was kinda sitting/ standing on their barstools (which have iron backs on them) we kept telling him to turn around and sit on his butt, however in a blink of an eye the barstool fell back with Jayden going down face first onto the tile floor. Talk about scaring the crap out of me!! I ran over to him only to find his mouth full of blood. So me being a mother I paniced and almost started crying myself, but I managed to maintain my cool. I did a quick look inside his mouth thinking he surely busted a tooth or two out...Nope he bascially almost chomped his bottom lip in two!! He had a huge gash on the inside, so Eric, my mom and I ran him over to the e.r. I thought he was for sure going to get stiches. After a 2.5 hour wait, the doctor said nothing looked broken, teeth were fine and his lip would heal within a few days. WHEW! Other then him having a HUGE fat lip and a scrape on his chin, he is good to go. Talk about a fun day....

Monday, December 1, 2008

It was bound to happen :-/

Yesterday, like any sunday (during football season) we were at my parents house watching the bucs game (GO BUCS!) Eric being his usual potty mouth decides to yell out "sh*t" during a bad call, So I yell at him and who do you know started repeating it?!?!? Jayden. After I threaten Eric for the last time that I will indeed wash his mouth out with soap if I continue to have to remind him not to curse in front of our child, my very smart son starts repeating the dirty word over and over and over, while saying it in a loud tone. He's too smart for his own good.

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And today Eric and I went and filed for our marriage license. We have a 3 day waiting period, then we will be having a shot-gun wedding! :P No, not really, but its gonna be close. Since we are doing it before Christmas, which is right around the corner, it will be a small and intimate wedding with family and very few close friends. I'm sure it will be nice!