Tuesday, August 28, 2007


This is Cameron's room (obviously) and he has this neat ledge. It's pretty substantial and can hold some stuff. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can put up there? The letters are bandana print and his room is a cowboy/western theme. I was thinking potted cactus plants and stuff like that .... any suggestions would be GREAT!

Saturday, August 25, 2007


I sooooooooooooooo bid on this today - for nothing more than to save it for our kids:


Friday, August 24, 2007

So many stars ... so little time ....

Chad, Tim and Faith (7/07)
Nat w/Brooks & Dunn (8/05 ~ yes, I look fat, my baby was only 7 mths old)
Nat w/Rascal Flatts (6/05)
Nat w/Sugarland (11/06)
Nat and Chad with Jake Owen (notice how I put my hand around their neck, it enables you to get CLOSER). New Year's Eve 06

I have been doing some cleaning and organizing and have come across quite a few pictures of the famous people Chad and I have met. I thought it would be neat to share them with you.

Ummmmmm .... yeah ....

Let me just put it to you this way ~ Daddy is out of town. If he was IN TOWN, this would never have happened. Ever. If you don't know what I'm talking about ~ then you don't know my husband very well. Enough said.

Monday, August 20, 2007


Kennedy and Madelynn (our neighbor)
Ms. Holubiak, Kenned and Daddy

Kennedy started kindergarten today! It was quite the busy morning because Daddy got to stay home from work until we dropped her off. Kennedy was great and so excited. I wonder how many days until she gets in trouble for talking or not keeping her hands to herself! HA!

Friday, August 17, 2007


I got my hair did! Yep, finally let go of the blonde highlights and opted for what I call 'darky'. I love it ~ let me know what you think. The hardest part now is getting new makeup to compliment my new darker 'do!

We met Kennedy's teacher today and I can already tell that she is going to be in trouble all the time. She sits across from a little boy and next to a little boy ~ so it should be interesting. Pray for me ....

Monday, August 13, 2007

I could SO be the spokesperson for this stuff ...

This is the greatest stuff .... it REALLY does work and smells up your kitchen all nice! It is the Dawn Simple Pleasures dish wash detergent with the fragrance beads in the bottom. Yes, I do wash dishes by the obvious amount that is gone.

The best news EVER!

Dad had his follow-up colonoscopy ~ it's been almost 3 years since he had his last one that indicated his cancer had returned! I am completely THRILLED to post that according to our most favorite Dr ~ there were no signs of cancer, no polyps, no nothin'!! I truly think he's a walking miracle ~ he opted to discontinue chemotherapy treatment in August 2005 and live the rest of his life with the 'QUALITY OVER QUANTITY' mantra and not only is he taking LESS medication than my mom, they can't even FIND the tumor on his scans anymore! PRAISE THE LORD!


Kennedy ~ 3 mths old
Kennedy ~ 5 years old!

The weekend is over and my baby girl is officially FIVE years old! We had a party, we had Adventure Islands yesterday and today Daddy brought home more presents from his co-worker, Ms. Rita! Ms. Rita gave Kennedy a Barbie lunch box, perfect for her school lunch and a totally cool watch! Kennedy LOVES watches! Daddy also brought home THE PRIMO GIFT ~ The Bratz new DVD ... so Kennedy will have at least 6 hrs of entertainment (as she will watch it over and over again until she gets bored with it). The mail man brought Kennedy TONS of Aqua Dots from Nina, Pappy, Uncle Jimmy, Uncle Shawn, Aunt JJ, Sydney and MacK (and some candy ....... gee thanks, payback is hell!). All in all, we had a great weekend and I can't believe in just one short week, Kennedy will OFFICIALLY be a kindergartener!


We spent Kennedy's actual 'birthday' at Adventure Islands ~ which is a local water park located right across the street from Busch Gardens! We had such a good time. I could only take a couple pictures because I didn't have a water proof camera and I was too freaked out to let Kennedy ride all the rides by herself. She rode most of the 'adult' rides because she is 42 inches and that is all that is required - which I think is nuts! The last picture is of Kennedy going down BACKWARDS on the Splash Attack slide ~ which was in the kid area. I will say this ~ I felt like QUITE the super model in my bathing suit at this place. People will wear ANYTHING!

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Kennedy's 5th Birthday Party!

The birthday "princess"

Kennedy and Tyra

We did a SPA 5th birthday party which consisted of hair and nails ~ and a sore back for Mommy (from leaning over braiding everyone's hair!) but it was SO worth it! Kennedy had 13 of her friends over and they had a blast! We did crafts while they waited for their 'spa appointment' and then ate yummy cupcakes made by Ms. Kandi ~ they even matched our color scheme of pink and green! All in all it was a super fun day and tomorrow we go to Adventure Islands for her "REAL" birthday!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

I guess we are done ... for now.

Family room

Finally. We are done. Until we decide to do the bedrooms ...... I didn't realize how stressed out this would make me. Now I am trying to get everything back in order for my daughter's birthday party on Saturday! It seems like it honestly NEVER ends. Anyway, I'll post pics of the office and dining room once the t-moldings are in ~ it's so gorgeous!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

A bit of advice ....

If you are ever getting floors installed in your house ~ MOVE OUT!! We are headed into Day 3 of our 'wouldn't it be sooo nice to redo the floors?" GRAND IDEA and boy, I didn't realize what a snob I am ... I like my space and when I've lived without it for 2 SOLID days now, I'm getting cranky! All the same, Chad and I talk about how AWESOME it's going to look when it's done. Yeah yeah yeah .... get on with it. My neighbor, who shall remain NAMELESS, wrote her name in the 2 inches of dust that covers every piece of furniture that I have. I will say, our guys are working hard. They probably hate me though and they will hate me worse tomorrow when I tell them that there is a piece of furniture like sink going in the guest bathroom and he will need to tile all the way to the wall and pull up the neatly cut pieces that are already down there. YIKES!! He'll cuss me in Portugese ...

Have a nice night ~ yes, enjoy the potty picture!