Friday, July 30, 2010

Fabulous Friday

I love getting flowers for no reason at the office!!!! Lillies are my favorite!!! My office smells so good now!!! Thanks Killa! You're the best hubby! Love you!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Betty and Bubbies

Woo hoo!!! Mad Men is finally here!!! I have been waiting so long for this! I was definitely surprised by some of the events in the is amazing to me how dark the show can get and then two seconds later be unexpectedly lightened by one of Roger's quips....Pete is definitely growing on me and I can see him trying to move in on Peggy at some point this season. I think her success and self imposed confidence is going to be a major turn on for him....AND I think she will deny him because she has all of that said self imposed confidence.....Don is still Don. Ruggedly smooth and mysteriously sexy....did it take anyone else a minute to realize that his lady friend at the end was a prostitute? (it was wasn't it??)...the hubs and I were confused about that one. He's never had a problem picking a girl up....but oh wait, can you see him trying to convince the teacher to smack him around?? I think not. And whatever happened to her anyways? Roger is still my beloved Roger. You can't help but love him. I think he and Joan are going to rekindle their least, that's what I'm hoping....she would make such a good Mrs. Sterling!!! Dump Jane Roger!!! We're Team Joan!!! Jane is seriously lacking in the personality and the junk in the trunk department.... Moving on to Betty.....I just want to like her SO much!!! But she's making it very hard. Before that random guy she slept with in that bar in Season 2/3 (my memory is fading) and then Henry, I was so empathetic to her.....I do think that she should have left Don, probably sooner than she did....Don was the ass and she was the class act....but her spiteful, childish ways are really starting to tarnish her reputation. Seriously, living in the house that Don is paying for with your new husband? low. She is a woman scorned. We get it. Move on. She's no longer the innocent victim. Glass houses, Betty. Glass houses.
I am lovin' Peggy's new do!!! Such a perfect little coif for her!!!!

Speaking of class besties from the turnpike are baaaaaack tonight!!!!! I have the Special Olympics gala tonight so my DVR is set and ready!! Which, I am disappointed though that Angelina is back. She seriously left after the first episode....WHY did they bring her back? She wasn't even part of the success!!! But, I did hear/read that she leaves again, let's home this time it's for good.

I am so sad that my other NJ loves are coming to an end....I tell you one thing, if I had
the money, you best believe I would be hoppin' on a plane on Aug 22 to witness the auction. I did find a list of the auction items and I do feel bad for her. For one reason being that how humiliating to have to sell all of your stuff? Another reason being that she has such tacky taste. I would still take some of her tacky stuff, though, just to say that it came from her!!! Ugh...and Danielle....seriously, you and your lesbian lover need to just go get your own show....that way you can still be a crazy, psychotic fame whore, but we won't have to watch your sunken in face each week. And to sit there and bequeath your engagement ring and flaunt it all around at the party? AS IF your husband's newer, less nastier wife really cares....she's probably trying to run for the hills so people don't realize that HER Tom used to be YOUR Tom....poor thing, she had no idea what she was signing up for when she married your ex....I think that that should definitely warrant her getting a huge circee for appearing during such an embarrassing display of behavior frin Danielle. And WHAT CHARITY did Christine raise ______ for? Was it money? Canned food for the food bank? They never showed the charitable part of the evening, and I was unable to find it anywhere on google....oh jeez, I am sure going to miss Tre and Caroline!! I am super excited about Dina coming back next week though!!!! Enough trash talkin' for today!!!
love you all~

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hello Kelly!!

Kelly's Kids Fall 2010 collection is available!! RUN to the website and order!!! Our sweet blogger friend over at Pinot after Playdates is a Rep (114152 )!!!! She will also let you know when specials are going on, so email her and get you to add her to your mailing list! They really do have some sweet sweet clothes this season and I always find it hard to make the trunk shows around town so online it is!!
Here are some of the ditties that the Bug will be donning this Fall....just placed the order this weekend!!! I can't wait until these come in!!!
How precious will this be with her monogram and white Keds?!?!?

I couldn't resist the owl themed stuff...... I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pants....HOW fun!!

HOW cute will this be this fall for our pumpkin patch picture?!?!?!?

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Ours was great. Exhausting, but great. Uploading pictures from the weekend and I am also gonna do a recap of the new MadMen of course......has anyone else seen it??? What did y'all think??

Thursday, July 22, 2010

This morning we got the terrible news that our sweet Big Al had gone to be with Jesus.

Big Al, you will never know how truly missed you are going to be in this world. There is a huge hole in your absence and you mean so much to Raymond and me. I am so glad you got meet our sweet Georgia. Oh how you lit up when you held her!! Thank you for loving all of the Hamilton boys and their wives as though they were your own grands. We are all so lucky to have known you. You were larger than life and so respected. I will never forget the time that I was in the hospital, and so were you, only floors apart! You were so selfless to send your sweet Ann and Tina to come see me and visit with me even though you needed them much more than I did. You were always so thoughtful like that, and NO ONE will be able to bake your bread like you or make your spaghetti sauce. We still have some in our freezer : ) Please watch over us. Heaven is lucky to have such a wonderful new person walking through the pearly gates. We love you, always.
On a lighter note (I've shed enough tears this morning), I apologize for my lack of posting....our computer had to visit the laptop doc so the blogging has had to be put on hold while it was gone.....what in the world do people do without a computer at home?!?!?!? Every other word out of my mouth is, well let me just go look up _____, oh s*#@ the computer is gone.....but we are back in touch with reality again so I shall resume normal blogging hours next week. This weekend we are headed to Charleston! We are boating down the locks from the middle of nowhere to Charleston with about 18 other people!! I can't wait to spend hours on the boats, drink lots of adult spritzers, spend the night here, and have fun on the town.....I am so excited about a much needed break. I will have lots of pictures to post (from this weekend and the last few as well!)

And this little Bug is SUPER excited about spending the weekend with her Swoozie!!!!! She will want for nothing all weekend, and will also have a playdate with Aunt Callie at the pool! How lucky is this little girl?!?!?!?

And just because I needed a good laugh this morning....I had to post this. Has he gone off the deep end or what?!?!?!? Yes, my friends, that is part of the duo formerly known as Speidi.....

I hope you all have a great weekend! I have missed you! Thanks for all of the sweet comments about my new blog!! I am loving it!! Linds did a great job!!!

lots of love!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Blog!!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Lindsey from Design by Linds for my new blog!! I love it!!!!!

I am slowly but surely getting all of my pictures put up on here so hang in there for a minute!!!

YAY! It's Thursday!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I've finally figured it out.......

warning....extreme Frank bashing about to not read if you are a major Frank Fanatic!!
Okay, so I FINALLY figured out what has been bothering me about Frank the Tank this whole time. He was definitely starting to grow on me, but there was just something plaguing me about him....aside from the millions of "what's next on The Bachelorette" clips that imply some horrible truth is about to reveal itself, something else has just been bothering me about him.....and I finally figured it out last night.....
he reminds me of Cody Kasch....from Desperate Housewives....remember this creepy, psychotic character?!?!?!?!?! Well, I apologize ahead of time ma'ams if you disagree, but I think Frank looks like him....or Cody looks like Frank since Frank was born first.....and now, I just cannot shake that annoying ass character from Wisteria Lane out of my head..........
So alas I focus all of my energy on this hunk o' Spanish speakin' lovin'........

........I think it has hit me that when I start comparing reality tv to past fictional characters, I officially watch
Hope you all had a good weekend! We had a ton of fun having friends over on Friday night and a cocktail party on Saturday and a BLOG MAKEOVER to come!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Show Us Your Life- Favorite Bible Verses

Today over at Kelly's Korner is Show Us Your Life Bible Verses....I love Kelly's blog. She is so inspirational and always has such fun things over there. This one struck me as so uncanny because just last night Raymond and I were talking about this. We have been doing a small group at our church called Love and Respect and it's a DVD and book driven small group by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Our leaders have been wonderful and this seminar has been so instrumental in us reaching a whole new level of understanding, love, respect and communication in our marriage. I HIGHLY suggest any dating, engaged, married couple-troubles or not- go through this. The majority of our small group are sweet sweet couples looking to enhance their marriage through the Word. And there are some that are trying to repair what's been damaged. The dynamic is wonderful and we have learned so much about each other. I get so energized when we leave there! What an awesome feeling!

So this week's Show Us Your Life touches home to me. My favorite Bible verse is one of the verses we used in our wedding:

"And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me."

Ruth 1:16-17

I am a natural born leader and there are many aspects of our marriage where I do take the lead (ahem, household cleaning) and I don't mind. There are plenty of things that I gladly relinquish control of and totally hand over the reigns to Raymond because he is good at that. He's great at being my rock and making big decisions without haste and I have 100% trust in him that his decisions are always right for our family. The roles are put in place by natures instincts and I am fine with that most of the time. But I do think that many women crave for our husbands to be the Spiritual leader of our home and I know that it can be hard for some men. It may not come naturally to them, and especially in this instance, it means more than anything when your significant other steps out of their comfort zone and really reaches to be the provider (of whatever it is). In this case, Raymond stepping out and up and taking charge means so much to me. We as humans crave guidance and this is an area where many families need help. They want to be on the right track but how do they get there? For me, whether it's Raymond getting us all up and at 'em on Sundays when I don't feel like going, or taking the initiative and praying for us and for our marriage, watching him read Bible stories to Georgia, looking for resources that will ultimately enhance and not detract from our marriage...all of these things demonstrate to me his love and desire for our marriage to be a God centered union. So you can imagine when I heard this Sanctus Real song "Lead Me," the other day on the radio, tears flooded my eyes when I listened to the lyrics. They had the guys in the studio explaining the story behind the song and it exemplifies what so many spouses go through. Whether you are the leader in your house or not, I am sure you can relate to this somehow. So I included the video on here for you to view....ENJOY!!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!! We have a busy busy weekend so I will have lots of fun pictures!!! Be safe!!



**I am new to trying to put a video from YouTube on here, so bear with me...I am not sure if it will work**

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Amazing Giveaways!!

Jaime over Fried Pink Tomato is giving away a piece of handcrafted artisan jewelry over at her place. The necklace is from Hiphophippos and everything is under $30!!! Go visit Jaime and keep up with her bump journal!! She is due later this year!!

Same Sweet Girl is giving away this amazing necklace!!! Deadline if July 18th!!! And you WON'T be dissapointed with her precious blog either!!

And Annie and Ashley, I have NOT forgotten about your awards....I am in the process of posting them!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

Our weekend was amazing and I hope all of y'alls was as well!! I hope all of the travelers had safe travels!!! We spent the day Saturday with our extended family (my SIL's family) who always treat us like we are at home....they have a huge shin dig every year and they outdo theirselves every year!! Here is a recap........ Enjoying supper on Friday night!!


Brothers : )

our little family

maybe one day she'll actually pose correctly!!

thankfully the weather was so mild!! we didn't sweat at all!!

who needs a nice, smoked boston butt when you've got GRASS?!?!?!?

it was such an awesome time!!! so we headed home Saturday evening to have the rest of the weekend full of these............

TERRIBLE TWOS?!?!?!? You don't have NOTHIN' on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(and by the way, this picture was taken because we wouldn't let her play with the dare we!!!!)
8:30 cannot come FAST enough tomorrow ; ) Sorry Bug, Mama loves you but this workin' girl has got to back to the peace and quiet of the office!!!! Love you baby!!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sweet Baby Cohen

Send Love to Cohen To Meghan, Brent, Cohen and your families,
Your entire blog family is with you today in spirit and you have millions of prayers being sent your way as you send your sweet baby to be with our Maker. God is good, even when times are hard.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand"
Isaiah 41:10