Friday, September 30, 2011

How to throw a smashing birthday party

Geary's birthday was this past Wednesday. I thought I would share with you what all we did to celebrate the big day. So if you too want to throw a smashing party just follow these quick and easy steps.

Step 1: Drive all over town looking for a candy gift basket. That you discover can only be found at the hospital gift shop.

Step 2: Take your significant other to a yummy restaurant for lunch

( The rest of the steps will come with photos)

Step 3: Party hats. Make sure that you have them not just for the birthday boy. Please make sure to have hats for your guest as well.

Step 4: Don't just hand the birthday boy his gift. Make it more fun by having a scavenger hunt. Its just so much more fun to have the anticipation build as you get closer and closer to discovering your birthday gift.

Step 5: If you really want to wow him make sure to only give him half of his gift. i.e. give him the paddle to his canoe and say by the way the canoe will be here by the end of October

Step 6: A dinner with all his favs. Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, carrots, mac and cheese (okay this ones my fav)

Step 7: No birthday is complete without cake.  The cake must come with candles. You must match the number of candles with his age. i.e. G is 31 so I put 31 candles on the cake. Oh and make sure its the really cheap ones. That way when you go to light them you can only light like 4 out of the 31. If you really want to make this fun make sure you accidentaly buy the trick candles. You know the ones were no matter how hard you blow they just don't go out. So you have to resort to spitting all over your cake.

Step 8: Make sure that your camera is on the wrong setting. That way you can be sure to take a bunch of crappy photos like all the ones you just looked through.

That my friends is how you throw one awesome party.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

So What Wednesday

This week I am saying SO WHAT!!!
So what if.....
  1. Geary’s birthday is today and because of a miscommunication his gift will not be here until October 28th. 
  2. I have an attic full of junk that is just waiting to be turned into a treasure
  3. Geary is looking at buying a boat that looks like it came straight from the dump back in the 70’s. Hey, a boat’s a boat so we can still have fun on the lake, right???
  4. I accidentally left the scoreboard box out in the rain, and now it may or may not work!!! Mistakes happen people so get over it.
  5. I still don’t have the abs that I have been wanting since high school. These things take time, haha :)
  6. Geary caught me sneaking certain vegetables in his food last night. Hey, I am just trying to take care of him. Lesson learned chop them smaller!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


So lately I have been consumed and I wish I could say it was with God and my family but no. No, No instead I have been consumed with getting pregnant. You know where you cry every time your period comes, where you count on a calendar multiple times a day to see if you have missed your period YET!! You google pregnancy symptoms because you just know this is the month.  Its all I could talk about and even think about. 
Well, I guess in being so consumed with this I was dropping the ball on everything else. So its been hard but the last week I have been transitioning my focus from disappointment to gratitude. What do I mean by this??? I mean I am being more thankful for my relationship with God and for Geary. I am focusing on those two areas the most right now. God and Geary deserve all of me not a just a small piece. I was so consumed with getting pregnant that I never could offer my very best. I trust God and I am standing on his word in regards to having a baby so why should I worry and fret. No, instead I will praise Him and trust Him for He is good and He takes care of me simply because He LOVES me. Now for G-man, I am focusing on how can I take care of him... how can I serve him. I love him and he is always giving me his very best and I want to do the same. 
I want to look back on this time and see it as a time of growth and not as a time of defeat. I want my marriage and my relationship with God to flourish during this season of waiting and trusting. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I forgot to tell you all about my exciting weekend!!! So here we go.....
I went to visit my lil sis, who has just started her 1st year in college. Woohoo!!! It was ahh-mazing!!! She goes to my old college. Can I get a HOOTIE HOO!!! We went to Echo, which is an awesome college ministry at North Metro in Kennesaw. Soo cute because North Metro is where I went to church for a majority of my time in college. She really is following in my footsteps... a tear. 
You know your in college when.... you go to college night at Stevie B’s and it does not start until 10 pm and you stay until 12 am. While you are there you eat three plates worth of pizza and you play all sorts of games. Yes I totally participated.
We went shopping, I got a makeover, and we ate tons of yummy food.
Sorry no photos!!! Boo!!!
Next I spent the rest of the weekend with Geary’s parents and the rest of the family. 
We had fun and I will tell you what we did through photos.

                                                      Rode Marta... Me and G-Money

Braves vs. Mets (apparently I missed the silly photo memo. Either that or he missed the lets look pretty for this photo memo)

not so much sure whats going on here

The games were awesome. We went to the game Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The rest of the trip was filled with eating and having fun together. 

So you might be me if.......................
  1.   You unload all of your crap out of the car. Go inside the hotel and ride the elevator to what you hope is the right floor. You find out when you get to that floor that not only are you not on the right floor but you are not even in the right hotel. So you carry all of your crap back to your car to just drive a block down the road to the correct hotel.
2.During the above chaos you leave your jacket at the wrong hotel and have to go back to that hotel and  retrace your steps to find it. We found it!!
3. Your husband purchases to round trip Marta tickets and you loose yours halfway through the trip and have to pay for your last bus ride to the game. Oh and during the game you find it safely tucked in your camera case.   

4. You go to sports bar to watch the FSU and your whole family is  loudly toasting to your getting pregnant. Then they loudly proceed to give advice on how to get pregnant: Brother In Law says... you just gotta relax, Mother In Law says.... afterwards you just need to lay in bed for a little while... thats how I did it. Man I love them!!! So here's to taking their advice and getting pregnant in the near future!!! HaHa

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


  So What If......
  1. I have a gained a few pounds. Geez can’t a girl get a break!!! 
  2. I have worn workout clothes everyday this week but I haven’t worked out once
  3. The body of our jeep is black but the hood is blue. It is still fun to ride
  4. I thought I was all healthy for drinking Naked Juice but later found out its actually quite bad for you.... hello lots of sugar
  5. I like to wear glasses that I don’t need because I like the way I look in them
  6. I sleep with every light in the house on when Geary is gone. 
  7. I carry white cheddar popcorn seasoning every where I go. I mean you never know when that might come in handy
  8. I left my 4th of July wreath hanging on my door until ummm today. 

Did I Shave My Legs For This

 I have noticed that I plan the shaving of my legs around what I am wearing, for example if its a jean kinda day then I am all like score no shaving today. It gets really bad in the winter. I am talking manly legs. Well, I noticed that the hairier my legs are the less sexy I feel around the hubs. I mean lets be honest if there is no shaving then that coincides with no lotion and that = some ashy/nasty legs. I have decided to be a little less lazy this winter and take that extra 3 minutes to keep my legs sexy smooth not just for me but for the hubs too. He has never complained but still it can't be that attractive. So here is to smooth legs and feeling sexier for the hubs. Thats right sexy and thats okay to want to feel sexy for my husband. 

Oh in doing this post I kept thinking about the song by Deana Carter: Did I Shave My Legs For This

                 So for your listening and viewing pleasure Deana Carter, Did I Shave My Legs For This 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lovey Dovey: The fashion Guru

Sooo a few months ago lovey dovey (yes that’s what I call the hubs… cheesy, I know) started hinting around that the makeup I have been wearing for ohhh 6 years now just might not be working for me. I brushed it off.I also  informed him that I had gotten a makeover 6 years ago and this is what she said looked good on me.
I then in that moment remembered my niece one day asking "what happened to your eyes??"  I responded with "its makeup." Nothing like your 4 year old niece causing you to be slightly insecure about your makeup.  She then says "well I don’t like it. " Haha wisdom of a  4 year old. I brushed it off and was like she’s 4 what does she know.
Well last week lovey dovey says… and I quote “ how would you like it if I gave you a gift certificate to go get a makeover and new makeup.” I was all like what do you know you are just a boy. Soo I ever so kindly declined ( can you say offended much).
I few things you should know … Geary is NOT metro!! He is a country man!!! Seriously he hunts, fishes, goes mud bogging,…  he does not read fashion magazines or watches what not to wear. I guess he just has an eye for what works and what doesn’t. He evens helps me figure out whether or not an outfit works or not. Oh and he helps decorate the house. I guess he is a well rounded dude. HaHa
So this weekend I went to see my sister, who is a makeup genius.
Drum Roll Please………………………………………………….. I let her give me a makeover at Sephora.
She is the bomb my makeup has never looked soo good… (confident much) but I am serious.  I no longer look like that girl that wears way to much eye makeup. It looks more natural and works perfect with my skin tone.
My sister even taught me how to properly apply makeup, how sad that I am 27 years old and just now learning this technique. 
It must look good because even my father in law commented on how he liked my makeup.
Ohh and lovey dovey really likes the new look ;)
I will post before and after photos tonight!!!