Monday, March 29, 2010


Well, I am officially 32 years old (as of yesterday March 28th, hence the cupcake background). I thought that I would try something a little different this year and make a little list of the 32 things that I love or can't live without. Well here it goes:

  1. My God!!!

  2. Brandon-I love him and can't live without him.

  3. My kiddos-sometimes the reason I get up.

  4. My family

  5. Allison Hart (the BFF)-which really falls into the family category.

  6. Our Church

  7. My girls at work-couldn't make it without them.

  8. My Job!!!

  9. My Pilot-dvd and headphones plus the kids can't touch each other.

  10. My cellphone

  11. My iPod-I love music.

  12. Broadway-I love going to musicals.

  13. The BEACH! woohoo

  14. Yellow Box flip flops

  15. Diamonds-a girls best friend

  16. Reading (which goes along good with #13)

  17. My computer

  18. Halloween-I love Halloween, I still dress-up.

  19. Thrift Stores

  20. Purses-I love them, don't always buy them, but I do love them.

  21. Sweaters-I am a sweater whore, I can't get enough.

  22. Bama Football-Roll Tide!

  23. The sound of my kids laughter.

  24. To hear the words I love you.

  25. Music-I think I've said that but it's true.

  26. Pedicures

  27. Flatirons-anyone with naturally curly hair will agree.

  28. Mascara-can't go out of the house without it.

  29. Cotton undies-the best ever.

  30. HIGH HEELS-I love wearing heels, but don't get to for my job.

  31. Being a mom-my most important job.

  32. Living my life-nothing is regretted...just learned from.

Hope this wasn't too boring...will post pics of presents later.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Girls Trip

Monday I left for a short getaway trip to Atlanta, GA. Let me tell you, I had a wonderful time...from shopping to laughing the ride was worth it. I went with Jenny and Allison and it was just the best. Our first stop was Atlantic Station. Where we went into H&M, West Elm and at at Doc Green's. From there we went to IKEA (insert the Angels singing Hallelujah and sparkling dust). That was amazing. Then we ate at Murphy's, quick trip to Target to get blister guards and it was off to bed to be ready for the next day. Day 2 came with a vengence...up, ready and down to breakfast. We left the hotel (Bye Embassy Suites...your beds were comfy and the full breakfast was great). We started our Day 2 adventure by going to the Centennial Park, and touring a little of downtown. We left downtown and went to Lenox Square where we shopped at Crate & Barrel (good thing we don't have one of those here or I would have no money), Bloomingdales (where I had to get my brown bag and we came in by the MEN'S underwear that had cars on them), and Neiman Marcus. From there we went to Phipps Plaza. We went into Nordstrom, Jimmy Choo (AAAAHHHHH), Tiffany & Co. (Holy Moses is all I can say) and United Colors of Benetton. Here are a few pics.

We shopped and walked and I have to blisters to prove it! Don't worry the pain was totally worth it!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Wizard of Oz

So last night was a marvelous girl's night. I picked up tickets for the Wizard of Oz over a month ago. Allison, Jenny and I went out for dinner and to see the show. Allison picked our restaurant (she is just the best at this). We went to Ocean in Five Points. It was absolutely delicious. I had the pan seared scallops, with mashed potatoes, ratatouille and the "ocean" salad. The salad was a Greek style salad that had fried feta cheese (yumyum). Then we left to go to the show...which was wonderful. I have been addicted to the Wizard of Oz since I was a little girl. I did splurge on a shirt. All in all it we had a great time.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

How could I forget this...

I can tell you how I forget...I have a full-time job, I have a husband and I have 2 kids (under the age of 10). That leaves very little time for me to have a brain to remember the things that actually have to do with me. Like: Hey my future sis-in-love (I hate sister-in-law, it's so negative sounding) sent me this really cool shirt a couple of weekends ago. I got home from working with mom and there was this little box in the mailbox for me. Just me. Yes it did have a sweet message to my kiddos on it, but it was mine. Yes, I really like presents. Anyway I opened it and to my surprise it was this shirt. Specifically for my Dustin! I just had to share.
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The Truck

Due to the rain...these are the best pics that I have so far. Will try to post better ones later.
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A new purchase....

Well...I knew the day was coming. Brandon has been talking about a Ford F-250 for about 3 years now. We finally bit the bullet and bought one used....this week. We found one for sale in Bessemer. Brandon put his truck for sale and it literally 2 days. We bought the truck on Tuesday. Will post pictures tonight.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Keeping up with Dustin...

Somewhat first hand.

This link is the official website to the 1st Batillion, 9th Marines, Charlie Co., Dustin's unit!

So honored and proud...

I am so honored and proud to have my brother fighting for our country. As most of you know, he is a hospital corpman with the United States Navy, being a corpman means that he works as a first responder to the Marines. He is now stationed on the USS Nassau. Last week he was pinned with his FMF (Fleet Marine Force).

Getting pinned.

Here are some pics that he took from the ship.

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