Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SO WHAT! Wednesday

I'm linking up with Shannon {at Life After I "Dew"} for a much overdue SO WHAT! Wednesday post.
This week I'm saying SO WHAT! if...
  • I have no desire to do any house work. As in the dishes in the dishwasher have been clean, for days...
  • I let my child roll around, play, and talk in bed because she was supposed to be napping and I knew she would eventually fall asleep. 4:15 pm - success!
  • I never plan what I'm cooking for dinner until at least 3 pm, every day.  
  • I think a "30 Day Blog Challenge" will be the death of my blogging career.
  • I've literally sat on the computer all afternoon working on this ol' blog. Oy!
  • I ate lunch at 1:30 and I'm already hungry. 
  • I bought the ingredients for pumpkin spice cake about 1 month ago and still haven't made it. 
What are you saying SO WHAT! to today?

DAY 30.

{Sept. 30, 2012}
DAY 30:
"A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days."

1. I've finally {mostly} adjusted to having a job, again. And Hadley is adjusting well to a later nap time :) Hallelujah!

2. We were able to go to the fair together as a family. Hadley did SO GOOD considering she didn't have a nap and stayed in her stroller 97% of the time. I was so proud of her.

3. I actually finished this blog challenge. Missed a day or two here and there, but I caught up and finished. That's a first!

DAY 29.

{Sept. 29, 2012}
DAY 29:
"Something you could never get tired of doing."

I am very left brained. I ask a lot of questions. And this is where it kicks in:
What do I love doing?
Would I really never get tried of doing it?
Is that even possible?
Surely not. Everyone gets tired of doing things eventually.

Yeah, I don't know. 
I love singing. But eventually my throat hurts. Eventually my voices gives out.
I like writing/blogging. But eventually you have a "block" or lack of time.
I like shopping, but let's face it. We don't always have the funds to do so.
I like the house to be clean, but sometimes I don't feel like doing it. 
I like to sleep, but you can only sleep so much.

...This could go on forever. 
See my point, though?

DAY 28.

{Sept. 28, 2012}
DAY 28:
"Your favorite movie."

I no longer can say I have just one favorite.
1. Forrest Gump
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Elf
4. Walk the Line
5. The Jackson 5: An American Dream

DAY 27.

{Sept. 27, 2012}
DAY 27:
"Put your iPod on shuffle and list the first 10 songs."

1. "We Belong Together" - Mariah Carey
2. "Bootilicous" - Beyonce'
3. "Check Up On It" - Beyonce'
4. "Taking Chances" - Kara DioGuardi 
5. "True Love" - Faith Evans
6. "Cha Cha Slide" - DJ Casper
7. "Womanizer" - Britney Spears
8. "Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani
9. "One Girl Revolution" - Superchic[k]
10. "Walk it Out" - DJ Unk

DAY 26.

{Sept. 26, 2012}
DAY 26:
"Think back to how you were 5 years ago. How have you changed?"

WOW. This is such a loaded question/topic. 
5 years ago would be Sept. 2007.
Sept. 2007, I was entering my second year of college.
I had been dating this boy I met at school for 6 months. 
How have I changed? Well, so much has changed.
I graduated that college that I was entering my second year. 
I married that boy who I had only been dating for 6 months.
We moved back home.
We started our life as newlyweds. 
We had a little baby girl.
...I've completely changed. 
I'm now a wife. I'm now a mother.
My life and my time is no longer my own like it was 5 years ago.
I loved everything about those 5 years :)

DAY 25.

{Sept. 25, 2012}
DAY 25:
"Something that you miss."

I don't really have anything that I miss, so much as people or stages of life that I miss. 
I miss my mom.
I miss Moore/Norman.
I miss college. {strange, I know}
I miss older friendships.
I miss stuff like that. 

But it's not anything I would trade for my life now. 

DAY 24.

{Sept. 24, 2012}
DAY 24:
"What's in your purse?"

Since having a baby, I usually don't carry a purse. I just stuff my junk in her diaper bag. 
When I do carry a purse:
-cell phone
-chap stick / lip gloss
-enormous amounts of napkins {for my super watery eyes...DUH!}
-ink pens
-small spiral pad of paper 
{yes I have a smart phone; yes I still jot down notes/ideas/lists the old fashioned way}

That's usually it, but I carry very large purses
Ya know, just in case I need to carry around a small animal or child. 


DAY 23.

{Sept. 23, 2012}
DAY 23:
"20 facts about you."

These things are always hard to me. I don't have many "secret" facts about myself. I'm a pretty open book. 
This may be boring.
Bare with me...

1. I wear contacts, but I really do prefer my glasses. Purely based on comfort.
2. I own, what I consider, my "dream" car.
3. I have recently discovered how well I enjoy pumpkin flavored things.
4. I was a full time stay at home mom, but I started working part time about a month and a half ago. 
5. I don't really want another child. Like ever. 
6. I like to sleep, a lot
7. I am an extrovert married to an introvert. Go figure.
8. I really like Target, but I don't go there often. So when I do go, it's exciting!
9. I love snow cones. 
10. I like when my hair is highlighted and blonde, but I'm too lazy to keep up with it.
11. I try to use proper English, grammer, and punctuation. 
12. I have a crooked finger. Not just a little bent, but like really crooked. 
13. When I have a bad day, I crave a fountain Pepsi and a Reece's candy bar. 
14. I make up songs so that my daughter does cute/funny things. ;)
15. I have a "butt-chin" and I have never been embarrassed by it.
16. I love pictures.  
17. Fall/Spring are my favorite seasons. {Hello, cooler weather!}
18. I hate summer, yet I have a pool that I lounge in for hours. 
19. Did I mention I like to sleep?...I need a nap, right now.
20. I play piano. Not well. I want to get better. I'm practicing.

DAY 22.

Oops. Go figure I forgot a day :-/

{Sept. 22, 2012}
DAY 22:
"Bullet your whole day."

*woke up
*go dressed & ready
*worked a concession stand
*went and picked up Hadley
*went home and put her down for a nap
*talked on the phone for hoursssss to my BFF roomie
*watches tv
*changed clothes
*got Hadley up and changed
*met a friend for dinner
*went to target
*came home
*gave Hadley a bath
*put Hadley to bed
*I showered
*watched OU game with Lee when he finally got home at 9 pm
*went to bed!!... Finally!

DAY 21.

{Sept. 21, 2012}
DAY 21:
"A photo of something that makes you happy."

Something?...Or someone? Those are two very different things.

My someTHINGs would have to be:
*a clean house
*not having to fold laundry {even better, laundry being folded and put away. Hallelujah!}
*Reality tv.. It's the truth ;)

the someONEs
{9/11/2012} Haddy and Daddy

DAY 14.

{Sept. 14, 2012}
DAY 14:
"A t.v. show you're currently addicted to"

I've been watching the Duggar family for years now. I just love them.
 I think they are a little crazy, but they are sweet. 

I cannot even explain to you my excitement over this show.
I've been watching the Real World for YEEEEAAAARRRRSSSSSS.
THE CHALLENGE is the best show, ever
Even Lee loves it ;)


As everyone knows, I'm a reality tv junkie. 
Switched At Birth is an actual show. 
With a plot!!!!
It's my favorite "fall" show.

DAY 11.

{Sept. 11, 2012}
DAY 11:
"What's in your make up bag?"

Well, since it is summertime {or the end of summertime...Thank God!} my make up consists of bronzer, blush, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, and a lip gloss of some sort.

What's great about summer as any girl knows is that a nice summer tan makes for less making being worn. It's a great thing to have tan skin :) 

DAY 10.

{Sept. 10, 2012}
DAY 10:
"A photo of your favorite place to eat"

...I mean, obviously


A few weeks ago I ate at Texas Roadhouse. 
I had also come down with a little stomach flu that had been going around. 
I wasn't aware I was sick until after lunch.
Since Texas Roadhouse was the last thing I ate before I got sick, it doesn't sound that good too often now.


When it starts sounding good again, I know I'll still love it 

DAY 9.

{Sept. 9, 2012}
DAY 9:
"A photo of the item last purchased"

Last thing I bought today was lunch at SeƱor Tequila. I forgot a picture :-/

DAY 16 {...& 17, 18, & 19}


I have missed a few ton of days in my blog challenge.
Obviously, I'm not good with this commitment. 

But you see, we {beebee} came down {on Thursday afternoon} with a case of the Hand, Foot, and Mouth Virus....AGAIN! So incredibly frustrating! 

So here I am: first day back to work, first day "virus free", first day blogging again. Lord help us all. 


{Sept. 19, 2012}
DAY 16:
"A photo of you and your family"

June 2011 - Hadley 1 day old.

December 2011 - Hadley's 1st Christmas.

June 2012 - Hadley's 1st birthday and Lee's 29th birthday.

Our family of 3
{Not to be confused by a family of 4.. Picture includes both of Hadley's feet!}
DAY 17:
"Your celebrity crush."

Call me weird, but I really don't have a celebrity "crush". Sure.. There are certain actors I prefer to others.
But I can't really think of an actor that I just think "Oh my gosh. He is smokin' hot {haha}. I love every movie he is in just because he is in it." 
Nope. Sorry. I'm not that girl. If you know me well at all, you know this to be 100% true. 
But some actors I do enjoy include:
- Anthony Hopkins {probably my #1 favorite actor}
- Denzel Washinnton
- Will Smith
- Channing Tatum

DAY 18:
"Something you crave a lot."

Here lately, I crave this... Orange Fanta.
Perfect summer drink :)
For dessert, I almost always want this:
Chili's brownie sundae
But let's get real for a second! I'm always craving this!! 
DAY 19:
"Another picture of yourself."

Saturday, September 15, 2012

DAY 15.

{Sept. 15, 2012}
DAY 15:
"Something you don't leave your house without"

This one is a little funny...
There are the obvious things I can say like my purse or shoes. 
I can't say that I wear a specific set of earrings every single day.
Heck, I don't even wear my wedding ring every day {depending on where I am and what I am doing.}

But the one thing I can't {or I usually don't} leave the house without is my cellphone. 
I know, I know...
Now you think that it's because I'm of "that generation."
But really, it's not.

I have this weird {almost sick} obsessive paranoia that if I forget my phone at home then something bad will happen and I will miss the phone call telling me of some tragic event. 

Crazy. I know  But I can't help it. 

I experience some serious anxiety if I know I've left my phone at home. 
Lee always reminds me that there is no one that could get hurt {or die} that doesn't have his phone number and  people can/will find a way to contract me. 

I am getting better about leaving my phone at home for short periods of time.
Like for a quick run to the store.
But accidently forget it all day? While at work? For 4.5 hours?
No way.
Not gonna happen. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

DAY 13.

{Sept. 13, 2012}
DAY 13:
"Your favorite musician and why"

I can honestly and truthfully say I do not have a favorite musician. I love music. 
I love so many different "favorites." 
I love Adele.
I love Chris Tomlin.
I love JJ Heller.
I love Kari Jobe.
I love Christina Aguilera.
I love Johnny Cash and June Carter.

What it is, is that I love song writers. I love musicians that write and preform their own material. 
There is something to be said about someone who can write, compose, and preform their own music. 
Talent is all that matters.
Now days, decent voices can be auto-tuned to sound good. 
Talent is God given, not "tuned." 

DAY 12.

...Oops forgot DAY 12! 

{Sept. 13, 2012}
DAY 12:
"A photograph of the town you live in"

We live in Bixby, OK.
My husband is originally from Bixby. 
His whole family is from Bixby.
I am not. 
I am from a different city further North.
We met in college and when we decided to get married we decided that Bixby was a good fit for us.
I like it.
It's so country compared to where I grew up, but I like my little country life here in Bixby.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

DAY 8.

{Sept. 8, 2012}
DAY 8:
"A song and photo to match your mood"

"Blessed" by Martina McBride
I get kissed by the sun
Each morning
Put my feet on a hardwood floor
I get to hear my children laughing
Down the hall through the
Bedroom door
Sometimes I sit on my
Front porch swing
Just soaking up the day
I think to myself, I think to myself
This world is a beautiful place

I have been blessed
And I feel like I've found my way
I thank God for all I've been given
At the end of every day
I have been blessed
With so much more than I deserve
To be here with the ones
That love me
To love them so much it hurts
I have been blessed

Across a crowded room
I know you know what I'm thinking
By the way I look at you
And when we're lying in the quiet
And no words have to be said
I think to myself, I think to myself
This love is a beautiful gift


When I'm singing my kids to sleep
When I feel you holding me 
I know...

DAY 20.

{Sept. 20, 2012}
DAY 20.
"The meaning behind your blog name."

"Little Precious Moments in Time" - I originally created this blog when I was pregnant with Hadley. I wanted to document my pregnancy. I wanted to remember how my body changed, how I felt, what it was like to be pregnant. 

Then it turned into a blog to document all the "little precious moments" that I had with Hadley as she grew up. People always tell you, "it goes by so fast!" Or more recently what I've been hearing is, "You always think that you'll never forget how small they were or all the funny things they did, but you do." I wanted to have a way to keep track of Hadley's growth, her changes, funny things she does and says. I don't want to forget these little precious moments in time

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DAY 7.

{Sept. 7, 2012}
DAY 7:
"Your dream wedding." 


Been there. Done that. 


DAY 6.

{Sept. 6, 2012}
DAY 6: 
"A photo of animal you'd love to keep as a pet."

Well, if you know me at all then you know I'm not an "animal lover." I cannot think of one single animal, that I don't currently have, that I want to keep as a pet in the future. Sorry :-/

These two are lucky I keep them around ;)
little babies

DAY 5.

{Sept. 5, 2012}
DAY 5: 
"A photo of yourself two years ago."

"Say, CHEESE!"
It was two years ago {this month} that we announced that I was pregnant with, 
who we now know is little Hadley. 

DAY 1 {...& 2,3,4}

After much consideration and looking through different challenges, I've decided to give into it...

{Sept. 1, 2012}
DAY 1:
"A picture of yourself and how your day was"

... I started this post 4 days ago.

I've already failed. Actually, I just kind of forgot ;)

I'll attempt it today and play catch up from days 1,2,3,4. Here we go.

{Sept. 4, 2012}

DAY 1:
"A picture of yourself and how your day was"

this is me... obviously not today, but still me :)
My day, thus far, has been pretty typical. I, now, work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8:30 - 1 p.m.. Luckily, I get to take Hadley. We got up this morning and went to the Kids Klub. Around 10:30 I realized that Hadley has been coughing non-stop all morning. I know she is cutting THREE of her one year old molars, which can give her a snotty nose. But this runny nose has been going on for two weeks and now a cough? I called the doctor and made an appointment. The doctor said no ear infections (thank goodness!), but it probably is just allergies. Now we are home and Hadley is napping and I'm here, blogging :) The rest of the day will entail housework :-/

DAY 2: 
"A photo of something you ate today"

Pretzel Rods:
Picture from Google, BUT I did eat one of these today.
I packed these as a snack for Hadley and I snagged one :)

DAY 3:
"Your favorite store" 

I have lots of favorite stores. And that's the thing. I like stores. Individual stores. I almost cannot even stand going to the mall unless I have to. Sure the mall is convenient because there are multiple stores in one location, but that location is filled with lots of people. AND the stores are usually too small the easily accommodate a baby stroller. Thus, my loathing of the mall. 

But as for stores I do like, I love Target, obviously. Who doesn't love Target? I really don't shop there often so when I go it is exciting. I do my grocery shopping at Wal-Mart and Aldi's. I mostly go to Target to peruse the $1 bins and clothes. Target has great quality clothes for a good price. For clothes I also love to shop at Gordman's, Ross, and Deb. 

I also love to just walk around Hobby Lobby and pretend that I'm crafty and Mardel Christian Bookstore.

DAY 4: 
"Your favorite photograph of your best friend"

This explains Katie in one picture, perfectly ;)