Monday, February 23, 2009

Birthday Recap

I promised pictures from the Bug's 2nd birthday party. We had a great time and the Princess got lots and lots of wonderful stuff...a Princess kitchen, a my size ballerina Barbie, several barbies and Mom's favorite, clothes galore! Nana and Paw Paw gave her a bunch of cute things that are going to get her through the spring. She also got the cutest tankini...I just can't wait to take her swimming.

Nana and I worked late into the evening Saturday night making a Cinderella cake. That's what she wanted and I really wanted to make it special just for her instead of buying one. It turned out beautiful!!! I wasent sure how edible it would be so we backed it up with cupcakes! (It ended up tasting pretty good)!

Im thinking...

That my house really needs a good cleaning, I need to go to the gym tonight since I skipped yesterday, the grocery store would be really good right about now for my Ethiopian pantry, the housewives from Wisteria Lane are suffocating in my DVR because I've missed the last 2 new episodes and where in the heck am I going to put all of the great stuff Laney Grace acquired yesterday at her birthday party.....deep breath...was Miley's dress really as bad as the Fashion police say, I thought calling her a human Christmas tree was a little harsh, Jack William has got to learn to go to the dern potty, he's 3, I hope I'm swimsuit ready for the spring and summer, Jack and Laney Grace are going to want to swim outside around others I'm sure, after reading chell's blog I doubt I'll be lip waxing...speaking of waxing, I need to use my gift card I got for Christmas, It's got a free wax...

It's definitely Monday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Laney Grace is turning 2!!!

"HAPPY CAKE CAKE!" as Laney Grace would say.

I just can't believe my baby girl is going to be 2 years old tomorrow!

Coincidentally enough my baby sister will be 22 tomorrow also. Laney Grace is exactly 20 years younger than Hannah.

What a special day!
I posted some pictures below, one of LG at her first birthday Party. (she couldnt even walk yet)

and one from a few months ago. She's gotten so BIG!



Her 2nd birthday party is this Sunday. I'll post new pics then!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Husband Survey

Okay, okay...I steal ideas for my blog!!!!...saw this on a good friends blog and thought it was cute...I talk enough about me on this thing!

My Husband...the Survey!

Getting to know Justin Davis

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?

That would have to be...a. the local news or b. ESPN(anything on ESPN)

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?

Thousand Island

3. What's one food he doesn't like?

Pickles, he'll eat them but he doesn't usually want to.

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order?

Maybe a New Castle or possibley a crown and sprite. Depends on the outing

5. Where did he go to high school?

Shades Valley High School Class of 99'

6. What size shoe does he wear?

10 1/2 or 11

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?

Sports memorabilia...he used to collect all that stuff now its collecting dust in the attic!

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?

Ruben Sandwich I would say

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?


10. What is his favorite cereal?

Fruity Pebbles

11. What would he never wear?

A turtleneck I'm almost positive

12. What is his favorite sports team?

Alabama Crimson Tide

13. Who did he vote for?

John McCain

14. Who is his best friend?

Oh definitely me;) It better be me!

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?

Be a little less negative. My glass tends to be half empty.

16. What is his heritage? got me on this one

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?

Anything but Chocolate

18. Did he play sports in high school?


19. What could he spend hours doing?

watching sports or PlayStation if he has that much time

20. What is one unique talent he has?

Justin is very bright and is usually very good at anything he does.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

To Pageant or Not to Pageant

For years I have helped pageant directors organize their beauty pageants in hotel ballrooms and formed my own opinions very quickly about what these "beauty" pageants were all about. I've watched toothless mothers spend hundreds of dollars on overnight accommodations, spray tans,(yes, they spray tan there toddlers) clothes, photos, of which are so digitally enhanced that by the time they are done doctoring the photos you cant even tell if the child is, 1. even the same child or if 2.they are actually wax figures of themselves.

I said many times, "how could these Mothers do this to their children...fake hair, fake teeth, fake, fake, fake... that's not teaching these children true beauty, I will never do that to my little girl if I ever have one".

And then, you have my mother's theory, that it could cause psychological problems...If I don't win, I'm ugly, fat, worthless etc...That all you are worth as a person are the physical aspects.

The flip side is that it could create confidence and self esteem.

Well now I have one, Laney Grace 2, and I have been trying to decide if I want to enter her into a beauty pageant. It looks like so much fun. I just don't know where to start. It's extremely expensive and time consuming from what I understand but some of the pageants offer cash prizes or savings bonds.

I have been doing some preliminary research and learned that not all pageants are the "glitzy" kind. I don't know, morally and ethically is this right? Am I a bad mom if I want my beautiful baby girl to be a beauty queen?

The picture above is from the movie Little Miss Sunshine, I've never seen it but I think I may rent it. S0 many people have told me I need to see it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

25 Random things about me on a Monday....

I keep getting these emails from friends who have completed 25 random things about themselves and I never really had the time to invest, but today I thought, hey, why not. So here goes...

25 random things about me...

25. I never watch TV shows in real time...I hate commercials so I DVR and fast forward.
24. I have two jobs totally unrelated to one another
23. I sing so loud in the car that my kids tell me to be quite
22. I L-O-V-E avocados
21. For the past 3 months I haven't listened to anything but my Britney Spears Circus CD.
20. I saw a real live rodeo in Texas and it was awesome
19. I secretly wish that I was Rachael know she's not even a real chef!
18. I have two gorgeous children only 15 months apart
17. I make meatloaf really well
16. I am obsessed with pictures of my kids. They are everywhere in my house even my bathroom
15. I attended 10 different schools from kindergarten through my Senior year
14. I have already sent and received 160 text messages from Jan 28 to today.
13. I don't drink Chardonnay anymore because just one glass gives me a headache.
12. Once I tried not eating meat because some book told me that I would lose weight...I went back to eating meat.
11. I tease my hair everyday to make it appear "puffier"
10. I miss my Dad and my Granny really bad
09. I have a weird obsession with party planning. I take it really seriously.
08. I am actually going to let Laney have a "Cinderella" party because that's what she says she wants.
07. You will always find a gallon of Milo's sweet tea in our fridge against my better judgement.
06. I haven't bought 1 single article of clothing since early January for two reasons 1. I don't have any money and 2. because I want to lose weight before I spend anymore money on clothes
05. I have a picture of a really skinny girl on my fridge to remind me not to open it unless it is just absolutely necessary.
04. I need a haircut again already
03. I envy organized people. I really wish I was more organized
02. If I won the lottery I would buy a hotel.
and the #1 most random thing about me is...
I actually watch Disney channel even when Jack and Laney aren't in the room. The Disney original movies are really cute.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Man, I was so proud of myself Friday night. I made the best pasta and the even better part is that I just made it up. It wasent a frozen from a bag, heat it up kind of thing. It was just random ingredients that I had and cooked together. Jack and Laney Grace loved it. Justin did too! Do you think maybe this is a sign that I really can cook and make excuses not to?

Listed below are a few things that I make, limited to:

Meat(as long as it's on the stove or in the oven) ;)
and lastly, hotdogs
oh and tuna salad.

No, but really in all seriousness,I give myself a hard time. I really can cook, I made Greenbean Casserole for Thanksgiving. I just dont. However, I have been, because of the getting healthy, diet kick Im on this week! NO MORE FAST FOOD. Too expensive and bad for you.

I did have Taco Bell last week but I swear I ordered from the new Fresco menu...less than 9 grams of fat.

News Flash: After enjoying the wonderful pasta stir-fry, I was washing dishes and my decrotive bowl did not make it. :( The first time I used the dern thing...