I had 5 minutes to check up on all my favorite blogs and stumbled across an award that I received from one of my blogger BFF's, Jill at Jill's World.  I was pretty pumped considering that I've been the biggest blogger fail as of late.  :)  Jill is awesome.  If you don't read her blog, check her out.  She's one of my favorites or favourites as my friend north of the border says. 

The award is circulated to those bloggers that you want to inform that  their posts brighten your day.
1. Include the award logo on your post or blog
2. Link to the person who nominated you
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. Link your nominees in your post and leave them a comment letting them know that they have been nominated and give them 10 questions to answer about themselves.

Here we go.....

1.  I believe everyone has a “theme song” – one song that defines them, speaks to them, moves them...  What is yours? 
Black Crowes - Soul Singing

2. They’re making a movie about your life.  Who do choose to play you on the big screen?
Hmmm.... that's a tough one.  Maybe Reese Witherspoon.  I love her in Sweet Home Alabama.  "You have a baby... in a bar."

3. What is your favourite holiday, and why?
I'm going to go with Christmas.  Last year Christmas was so fun because of Aubri.  I loved watching her open gifts and play with her new toys.

4. You are given a free ticket to travel anywhere in the world for one month – where do you go, and what sights do you see?
I'd like to go to Alaska and watch whales and all that good stuff.

5. Are you a fan of Reality TV?  If so, which show would you like to be on and why?
Oh yes.  The trashier the better.  If I were to be on one though I would probably pick Survivor.  Not that I'd be that great at it but it would be a cool game to play.

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Were do I start?  The girl that whispers to herself that sits outside of my office.  Talking with a mouth full of food.  Slurping. People who clip their fingernails at work.

7. What is your favourite thing about Autumn?  What is this season like where you live?
My favorite thing about Autumn is cooler temperatures.  Where I live the leaves change colors and fall.  The temperatures are in the 70's now.  

8. Do you play an instrument?  If not, what instrument would you like to learn to play?
I have a guitar.  I used to play it before I was a wife and mother.  My cousin used to let me stand up with his band and play a song.  I felt like a rock star.

9. You’re on a diet, and trying to avoid certain junk foods… which is your biggest temptation – the hardest to resist?
Peanut M&M's from the vending machine.

10. Do you have a Bucket List?  Tell me one of the items on it that you hope to cross off someday.
I'd love to drive to Alaska.  My hubby says no way.  He doesn't like to drive.

Hope you are all doing well!  I'll do an update soon.


Catching up.... somewhat

Things have been pretty good in our world.

We have found a house that we want to buy.  The owners are building so we have 4-6 months to sell ours.  If we don't, we are prepared to pay two mortgages.

Aubri is still the best thing to ever happen to us.  She's such a little sweetheart.  She loves her Mommy and Daddy unconditionally.

She's getting her 1 year molars.  Let me tell you, that shit is no joke.  I can see that it hurts.  She's had a slight fever, a snotty nose, and well, the poops.  A good nights sleep has become a myth at our house.  Although, last night was better.

We went camping for the 4th of July.  We went and watched fireworks.  Aubri was tired so I don't know if she liked it or hated it.  She was too tired for us to tell. We got to do some four-wheeler riding.  Aubri got to be spoiled and ditch her routine for a long weekend.  And the pups got to run wild.

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer!


Birthday Party

Aubri's birthday party was a couple weeks ago. The party was supposed to be outside at a park under a pavilion.  The day of the party it was cold and raining.  We set everything up at the park and then decided to move the party to my mom and dad's garage.

In the garage:

We had a friend of ours take pictures at her party and I love the way they turned out.  

She loved the cupcake.  She received lots of nice gifts.  And once we got to the garage, we all had a great time. 

I think she liked being the center of attention too. 


1 year

One year ago today, we were blessed with the most perfect baby girl.   In one year, she has taught us so much and learned so much herself.

She can walk now.

She's using a potty chair (sometimes).

She's eats table scraps.

She can give high five, play pat -a- cake, dance, and give kisses and "awwws."

She can say mom, dad, Shelley (shhhh), Abby (babbby), Papaw, Gigi (grandma maybe), cup, puppy, hey, baba, and babbles like a champ.

She weighs somewhere around 25 pounds.

She loves shopping cart rides and going for wagon rides.

She loves taking baths, having snacks, and flushing the toilet.

When we brought her home, we had no idea what we were doing.  Now, we couldn't imagine our lives without her.

We love you more than words could ever describe.  You bring so much joy and happiness to our lives.  You will always be our baby girl.

Happy Birthday Aubria Rose! 


Hey, remember me?

I'm so far behind in the blogging world that my only choice is a bullet post.
  • The hubby didn't end up going to WLC (Army training).  He hurt his back the week before.  He's not sure how.  He ended up having an epidural and wasn't able to go.  We were glad to have him stay home.  But my ears hurt from all the whining. 
  • After a couple of months of extending contracts, crossing our T's and dotting our I's or i's, we were able to transfer what is left of Matt's GI bill to Aubria.  He has 26 months remaining.  Divide that by 9 months per school year and she has almost 3 years of benefits to use.  Tuition.  Room and board.  Books.  I am elated that we have one less thing to worry about. 

  • Speaking of the little tornado, Aubri will be a year old at the end of this month.  I will do a better update on her then.  But for now, she can wave bye, give kisses, give high fives, and is showing interest in potty training.  She has a potty chair.  We put her on it when she wakes up and sometimes between naps/sleeping.  She has done great.  She prefers to poop on it rather than in her diaper.  But, we are not forcing it.  She crawls like a champ and will eat just about anything.
  •  I've been slacking a little on the dieting but I'm hoping to get my butt back in gear now that Easter is over.  I'm down to pre-pregnant weight.  And have lost a total of 15 pounds.
  • We put our house on the market.  So far, we have two Looky Lou's.  We take that as a good sign.  However, the town we are wanting to move to has nothing we are interested in.
  • Baseball season has started.  Here is a picture from "family fun time." 

That's about all I have for today.  Sorry for the lack of posting and commenting.  I'm going to try harder.  

Hope you all have a great week!