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Mom Monday: New Addition

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We got our first foster placement this past Friday. He is 8 weeks old and so tiny and precious. He has been eating, sleeping and pooping like a champ. He is very laid back and so far has put up with our crazy schedule – since we started T-ball season Friday night!

It’s still the honeymoon phase but so far Will and Thomas are in love with him. They play around him, try to be quieter when he is asleep and give him lots of kisses.

April 8, 2013   3 Comments

Mom Monday: Hot Chocolate 15K

This past weekend I got to spend a couple of days with a couple of friends {Amy & Kauri} in Atlanta. The purpose of the trip was to run the Hot Chocolate15K  but we also made to eat good food, and shop at IKEA and Trader Joe’s. For some reason, the pictures I took with my phone are upside down and I can’t turn them so, all pictures are from Kauri {and 1 I took from Heidi’s FB page}! It was such a FUN weekend even if it did include running 9.3 miles.

First, I am so glad that Kauri and Amy have such a generous friend in Heidi. She and her husband allowed us to stay at their house, bought us Panera bagels for breakfast, woke up at 5 am! to drive us to the race and then fed us an amazing lunch of pulled pork sandwiches with a delicious cheese sauce! Thank you, over and over!

We headed down to ATL Saturday afternoon and picked up our race packets, dropped our stuff at Heidi’s house and then headed out for dinner, IKEA and Trader Joe’s.

On recommendation we ate Antico’s Pizza and it was SO good. The atmosphere of the restaurant was fun too.

These guys p0sed for Kauri. It was just a big room with about 5 large tables for everyone to sit in 1/2 and the other 1/2 was the kitchen. We ordered and literally, 5 minutes later our pizza was served.

Kauri, Me and Amy pre-race. Isn’t it crazy that we were wearing shorts and short-sleeves in January!

Kauri, Heidi, Me & Amy.

Another fun thing, I got to meet someone in real life that I talk to on Twitter and read her blog. I’m a bad blogger and didn’t get a picture but you can find her at Spilled Milk and Other Atrocities

Heidi made this sign for us and cheered us on at the finish line. I finished in about 1 hour & 49 minutes.

Enjoying our post-race Hot Chocolate and chocolate fondue with lots of dippers!

January 14, 2013   5 Comments

Mom Monday: All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go

Bill and I don’t have (or make for ourselves) a lot of opportunities to get dressed up and go out without the boys so it’s always fun when we do. Bill’s company had their Christmas party at the Aquarium last weekend and we headed out for a night of fun. It was fun to meet the new people Bill works with and see the old one’s. The Aquarium is a fun place for a party, the food was pretty good {although it is weird to eat shrimp and sushi while looking at fish} and being out without the boys for an extended period is a great treat!

December 17, 2012   2 Comments

Mom Monday: 30 by 30

I don’t have any pictures for this 30 by 30 update but here it goes!

  1. Run a 10K I am tweaking this one a bit to an 8K! (Ran the Turkey Trot 11/22/12)
  2. Run a 15K (Chickamauga Chase 4/21/12)
  3. Run a 1/2 Marathon
  4. Take a West Coast road trip
  5. Own a mini-van
  6. Become a foster parent (We have turned in all the paperwork and are waiting on final approval from Nashville.)
  7. Makeover kitchen (We have painted the kitchen! Love it! Next up is tiling a backsplash.)
  8. Clogging Performance (I can’t believe I don’t have a picture! Clogged at Ketner’s Mill)
  9. Read through the Bible chronologically (I’m still in Genesis)
  10. Get up to date with scrapbooking (Finished & ordered Thomas’ 1st year book!)
  11. Do Project Life (2013)
  12. Be a guest blogger
  13. Wear earrings at least 5 times (1. Brian’s birthday party/ 2. Melina’s wedding/ 3. Sept. 25 because I bought cute owl ones)
  14. Host Dixon Family Christmas
  15. Lose my “muffin top”
  16. Plant a garden
  17. Take family to NYC (June 2-4, 2012)
  18. Go to New Orleans
  19. Take boys to the county fair
  20. Read 10 books for fun (1. The Pastor’s Wife by Jennifer Allee/ 2. On the Run, 3. In Plain Sight & 4. Invisible by Lorena McCourtney/ 5. Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan / 6. She Makes It Look Easy by MaryBeth Whalen/ 7. Deliver Me From Evil by Kathi Macias/ 8. Never Buried, 9. Never Preach Past Noon, 10. Never Kissed Goodnight, 11. Never Tease a Siamese, 12. Never Con a Corgi by Edie Claire) This really wasn’t even a challenge since I LOVE to read!
  21. Shoot a gun (9/25/2012)
  22. Read 1,000 Gifts and record my own
  23. Buy at least 1 Pinterest inspired outfit
  24. Learn how to use camera in manual mode
  25. Make a loaf of bread
  26. Do a Sprint Triathlon
  27. See 4 movies at the theater (1. The Hunger Games 4/4/2012  2. Unconditional 9/21/2012)
  28. Go on a “girls weekend”  (3/30/12 – 4/1/12)
  29. Read 4 books to learn (Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis)
  30. Go 1 week without eating fast food or at a restaurant

November 26, 2012   Comments Off on Mom Monday: 30 by 30

Mom Monday: Getting Ready

Today is full of things we need to get done!

First, we had to take PA to the groomer because she was infested with fleas!!!! Yuck! And of course I have been itching all over just thinking about fleas.

Second, I have to get my house picked up and semi-clean because we have our Home Study Safety Check tomorrow for foster parenting.

Third, I have to go grocery shopping after dinner because I refuse to go with the boys when it is freezing and raining! We need food and we need a box and lock that we can store our medicine in {for the Home Safety Check}

BUT, I am looking forward to a day “off” tomorrow after all this work today! The boys are going to MDO and then Honey is picking them up for a slumber party :)

October 8, 2012   2 Comments

Mom Monday: 30 by 30

It’s time to update my 30 by 30 list! I haven’t been keeping close tabs on things I have done so I will try to remember them all.

  1. Run a 10K
  2. Run a 15K (Chickamauga Chase 4/21/12)
  3. Run a 1/2 Marathon
  4. Take a West Coast road trip
  5. Own a mini-van
  6. Become a foster parent (We are in the process!! We have finished our PATH training classes and the home study is next.)
  7. Makeover kitchen
  8. Clogging Performance
  9. Read through the Bible chronologically
  10. Get up to date with scrapbooking (Finished & ordered Thomas’ 1st year book!)
  11. Do Project Life (2013)
  12. Be a guest blogger
  13. Wear earrings at least 5 times (1. Brian’s birthday party/ 2. Melina’s wedding/ 3. Sept. 25 because I bought cute owl ones)
  14. Host Dixon Family Christmas
  15. Lose my “muffin top”
  16. Plant a garden
  17. Take family to NYC (June 2-4, 2012)
  18. Go to New Orleans
  19. Take boys to the county fair
  20. Read 10 books for fun (1. The Pastor’s Wife by Jennifer Allee/ 2. On the Run, 3. In Plain Sight & 4. Invisible by Lorena McCourtney/ 5. Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan / 6. She Makes It Look Easy by MaryBeth Whalen/ 7. Deliver Me From Evil by Kathi Macias/ 8. Never Buried, 9. Never Preach Past Noon, 10. Never Kissed Goodnight, 11. Never Tease a Siamese, 12. Never Con a Corgi by Edie Claire) This really wasn’t even a challenge since I LOVE to read!
  21. Shoot a gun (9/25/2012)
  22. Read 1,000 Gifts and record my own
  23. Buy at least 1 Pinterest inspired outfit
  24. Learn how to use camera in manual mode
  25. Make a loaf of bread
  26. Do a Sprint Triathlon
  27. See 4 movies at the theater (1. The Hunger Games 4/4/2012  2. Unconditional 9/21/2012)
  28. Go on a “girls weekend”  (3/30/12 – 4/1/12)
  29. Read 4 books to learn (Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis)
  30. Go 1 week without eating fast food or at a restaurant

The BIG updates is that I crossed off “21. Shoot a gun.” During Bill’s lunch break we met at Shooter’s Depot (Bill had gotten a Groupon deal) for a gun safety lesson and to shoot at the range. I’m not gonna lie, I was really nervous! I have never touched a gun much less hold a loaded one and shoot it. The safety video was informative and the range instructor was really helpful so by the time we got to actually shoot I wasn’t nervous anymore. I thought I did pretty good for my first time! Well, the first shot didn’t even hit the piece of paper and a few shots would have just scared the person but I could definitely seriously hurt someone if I owned a gun and need to use it!

September 30, 2012   3 Comments

Mom Monday: I’m Still Around

It seems I’m on track to blog about 2 times per month! Normal every day life has been keeping us pretty busy {and I seem to have forgotten we own a camera!}

In other news, we have our first visit this afternoon from the DCS worker who will be writing our home study. She actually came to our house last week {a week early} and the boys and I were still in our PJ’s and had been cleaning the house. Let’s just say, it was a great first impression!

September 17, 2012   3 Comments

Mom Monday: I Guess I’m Old

I guess I am officially getting old since I had to get glasses! Over the past several weeks I had noticed that I was getting headaches when I was reading, working on the computer and driving. So I had my eyes checked out and sure enough needed glasses.

August 13, 2012   6 Comments