Monday, August 24, 2009

How did this happen so quickly?

My first born headed off to Kindergarten this morning. :tear:

He was so excited and proud to be going to school though and I know he is having a great blast! I can't wait till 3:15 so I can pick him up and hear about his day!!

By the way...if you haven't ever dropped your kids off at school before--be prepared--take tissues.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I'm selling Scentsy now to supplement our income since I am back in school full time. Please look around my website and let me know if you would like to place an order.

I'm pretty sure everyone knows what Scentsy is, but it not let me explain a little. It's basically a warmer that holds a small amount of scented wax. It is flameless and smoke-free. Perfectly safe for kids because it is just heated by a 25 watt light bulb. How great is that!?!

We offer over 80 scents, a full size warmer, mid size warmer, and plug in warmers. They come in all colors and styles. There is something for everyone I promise!

I get numerous compliments on the smell of my house with just 2 warmers going.

You can also host your own online party and earn free/half priced items. You just send me a list of email addresses of your friends and family. I set up your event online and mail the e-vites. They go online to your virtual party, make purchases, and you get the credit!! Simple as that!

My website is

Monday, July 27, 2009

Please Pray!!!

UPDATE(11:45am Monday): Stellan is being airlifted to Boston. Please pray for his stability while he is transferred and that the doctors there can come up with a plan to get him better!

If you are a big time blogger I know you have heard of Stellan. He is the son of MckMama over at My Charming Kids.

Stellan is in desperate need of right NOW!! Things are not looking good for him but we all know we have a great God. Please, please, please...take a second and pray. Spread the word and flood heaven with your prayers!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun...

We had some girl time this afternoon.

So, Milee got her hair rolled for the first time :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's Official....

In less than 24 hours my husband will bored a plane in Iraq and start his journey back to the states. He has many stops along the way and will be super jet-lagged and tired when he gets home, but he is so excited!

Of course we are too. The kids are starting to ask me 38 times a day how many days are left. As of today....we have 10 days until he is back with us!!

Please pray for a safe trip for him and for his flights to stay on schedule.

My Rylan...he was so proud because Auntie NaeNae fixed his hair like a big boy :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Let's go Blog Hoppin'

Welcome to the Blog Hop. Today you get to find out 3 things about me that you may or may not know. This has really taken some thinkin' on my part....but it has been fun!

1. Life as my family knows it is going to be changing really soon. For the last 7 years I have lived the military way of life. I have traveled, lived on the base, listened to jets fly over my house, survived 8+ deployments (almost done with the last one), and basically let my husband have a mistress--aka the Air Force. On Dec. 9, 2009 this way of life will be no more for us. That is the last day my husband will be property of the government! We are so excited and so nervous at the same time.

2. I have one little sister, Shana and she is my best friend. When we were little, I was so mean to her. I regret that looking back but I'm so glad we have become so close as we have gotten older. She is a great Auntie NaeNae to my kids and we love when she comes to town to see us!

3. I love being pregnant. I love the morning/nighttime sickness, the getting fat, the aches and pains, and the precious kicks in my side. I loved being in labor and seeing all of my babies for the first time. I am totally happy with 3 kids but I have to admit I'm going to miss the pregnancy stage.

I'll leave you with a picture of my baby girl who is growing up way too fast and already wants to wear lip gloss.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Urgent Prayer Request

A little girl "M" needs our prayers right now. I just got news from a friend that another friend "C's" little girl is in critical condition. I don't know the full story but here is what I know.

"M" is around a year old and just started walking. She was in the kitchen and "C" heard a thump. She just assumed it was her slamming the cabinet doors something she likes to do. When C walked into the kitchen her daughter was having a seizure. They aren't sure if she fell and hit her head causing this or if she started seizing and fell.

Anyways, she was care-flighted from our small town to Children's Hospital in Dallas. As of right now she is in a coma and on a breathing machine.

This little girl and her family desperately needs our prayers. Please pray and pass this along!

Friday, July 10, 2009

It's a Giveaway...

over at Hoity Toity Baby!!

Go check it out for a chance to win a really adorable dress. She makes some super cute stuff!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I Heart Faces:Sharing my Story in Photos--Patriotic Theme

God Bless America!!!

This time of the year always means so much to us as a family. Especially this year. My husband (aka daddy) is currently serving his 3rd tour to Iraq. So, on this 4th of July we not only celebrated the birthday of America, but so much more. We thanked God and praised him for the freedom we have here. I will forever be grateful to all of the men and women who have fought to make our home the land of the free and most definitely the home of the brave. Unfortunately, my husband couldn't be here to celebrate this day with us...but we made sure to send him an email to tell him thank you and that we were so proud to be his wife/kids. He will forever be our HERO!!

We had some fun too on this day to celebrate. It was a day full of swimming and water-sliding. Watermelon eating and hot dog cooking. Spending time with family and loving every minute of it. Firework poppin' and watching the kids faces light up with excitement.

What a great way to celebrate America.!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Root Beer Belly

Milee, where is your root beer belly?

There it is!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Help a sister out :)

As many of you know, I have my own etsy shop full of simple, funky things for all the chic's out there. I am currently have a HUGE sale to clear out the "old" stuff and make room for the "new" that will come in the fall.

Also, my husband is coming home at the end of July too, so I am working really hard to save so I can take him and our family on a much needed vacation. He deserves it after all he has been through in Iraq lately. (plus I think I deserve it too)

So, I'm here to let you know and ask you to spread the word. I have shoes, bows, headbands, and ribbon hats. More stuff being added lately. Check them out and see if there is something for the little chic in your life or buy something for someone elses chic :)

Click on the link below

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Prayer Request!!!

Please pray for my dad. It's urgent and he really needs our prayers. God knows what is going on.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I took Kaden to his first concert this past Saturday. The boy is a huge music guy--loves to sing and listen to the radio. Always has been. When he was 3 I wanted to take him to see Rascal Flatts (his favorite) but the timing was never right and I really wanted him to be a little older.

Well his time came and I wanted to surprise him. So, off we went with him not having a clue what we were doing.

He gave me a lot of attitude when we left the house. He WAS NOT liking the surprise idea. He wanted to know (in case he wasn't really interested in going I guess).

This is the expression I got after teasing him a bit and then trying to hand him the tickets...

He was trying to be mad still and smile at the same time.

Once we had dinner and made it to the concert he was back to his happy self. Darius Rucker sang first and he asked me I bet 38 times when Rascal Flatts was gonna start singing.

It was fun...we had a great time and had wonderful seats for a 5 year old to see!!

This is us--all nice and sweaty because it was 97 degrees with a humidity of 135%!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I did it...I took "the plunge"

I have been debating for weeks and weeks on what to do with my hair. It's been growing out for a very long time and people always have told me that they like my hair long.

When I moved back to Texas in early May, I was immediantly ready to chop it off. It is humid here and I can't stand having that sticky hair feeling on my neck. I would look around and see all these short hair styles but just couldn't get the courage up to take "the plunge". I kept thinking of all the what ifs. What if I don't like face looks even chubbier, everyone tells me it looked better long, etc. I just couldn't make myself pick up the phone and make an appointment even though I wanted to cut it so badly.

I have a fellow blogger friend who went through the same thing a month or so back. She finally took the plunge, cut her long hair off, and posted an inspiring post on her blog (about living with short hair) that really made me ready to go cut it off that same day. Go check out her post HERE...maybe you are in the same boat. is a picture of my new hair do. I absolutely love it and am so glad I went for it. I only have a front view pic but the back to stacked and looks really good.

Let me know what you think!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sweet Summertime

and we're lovin' it!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Not me Monday

or Wednesday, really.

Wow, it has really been one of THOSE days. If I had no clue what today was but had to guess, I would totally go with Monday.

You know how Monday's are always crazy, hectic, everything falls apart kind of days. Well, that was my today (Wednesday).

It was me who started off the day pretty good. We got up, ate breakfast, and I started getting everyone ready to go to Tyler. I wanted to get the kids a 4th of July outfit and my mom needed a few things for the pool deck. So, off we go...

It wasn't me though who decided shopping with 3 kids would be easy. After all, I had my mom with me. Only to do more chasing, calming, bribing then I did shopping.

It wasn't me who then remembered after we were there (a good hour away) that I had promised my hubby that I would be on Skype to video chat with him today. It wasn't me who left my poor hubby waiting for almost an hour.

It wasn't me who was chasing my son down the street because his Grammy left and he wanted to go with her. Nope, that wasn't me or my son for that matter.

It wasn't me who left my phone (2nd one since I got here last month) in my daughter's reach. The phone that she decided to drop in the toilet. Yep, the toilet. It wasn't me who got upset with her when really it was my fault for leaving it down where she could get ahold of it.

It wasn't me who burst into tears and cried for the first 10 minutes while I was video chatting with my husband. My husband who therefore had thought I had lost my mind. {maybe I have}

It isn't me who is just ready to call it a day at 7 o'clock just so maybe I can wake up to a better day tomorrow.

Nope not me!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy Birthday!'s the new 20, ya know!

Happy Birthday Baby! We miss you and wish you were here!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...

Monday, May 25, 2009

He's our Favorite Hero

Happy Memorial Day!!
We all know a hero to thank today.
Meet our daddy (aka flat daddy in the pictures). He is our hero and we think he is the best hero EVER!!

He is currently serving his third tour to Iraq. We are so proud of him but miss him more everyday!

Thank a veteran or current service member today. They put their lives on the line everyday for OUR freedom!

Remember you can click on the picture to see them bigger.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mother's Day and Outdoor Fun

The kids are loving the warm sunshine and all the swimming here in Texas.

No this isn't's my sister. I wish I was still that young though!

Playing at the Park

Some days are just hard...

I can't sleep. The tears keep coming tonight.

I need to have him wrap his arms around me. I need to hear the words "I love you" from him. I need to know he's okay. I just need him here.

It isn't fair that he has to be in Iraq (for the 3rd time), when really he should be here...with us.

I miss him today (everyday). So much!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

We made it.

It's been a long week but we are here in Texas and just trying to settle in.

Tony made it to Iraq and is also trying to settle in over there as well.

Hopefully I will have some new pics coming soon!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gone for a few days

As of tomorrow our internet will be no more.

We leave Sunday for Texas so I will be gone for a few days without access to the blog world :(.

Not looking forward to the drive but ready to get settled.

Have a good weekend and "see" you soon!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Evolution of Dance

This is hilarious!!

How many of these dances have you done?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

All of the above.

A. Stressed

B. Exhausted

C. Emotional

D. On the edge

C. Ready to throw in the towel and just walk away.

Yes, I am all of the above. My husband leaves in just a week for Iraq and our last few days are filled with the stress and strain of moving and cleaning the house "white glove style."

It's annoying and I'm just down right tired of doing it all.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Giving Back

Help out Kayleigh's Family.

Just click on the button (picture) above and you can read her story.

Let's unite for the Freeman family. I will donate a percentage of proceeds in my shop to this family. Will you join me?

If you have an etsy boutique and would like to help out you can contact me through my blog or at or you can contact Laurie at her blog.

Click my etsy button to the right to visit SCB!

Friday, April 24, 2009

I have a helper...well kinda :)

She insisted on hanging out in this box. I would take her out, turn around to get some more stuff, only to turn around and find her back in there. Crazy, but oh so cute girl of mine!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

She's so Beautiful..

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's up...the giveaway!

Head on over to McMommy and Me's Blog.

You could win this ribbon hat just by leaving a comment by April 26th.
Don't have a little girl? That's okay, you could give it as a gift.
What's not to love about winning a free gift for your little chic or someone elses?!?!

What are you waiting for?