Pretty Babies… Childs Mouth

I am so blessed to have so many precious pretty babies in my life.  Let me be as so kind as to share with you.

Sweet Abe

Pretty Addi E.

Blue-eyed Rylee B.

Lu when she was itty bitty

They are so adorable and lovable.  As much as I should not be saying it and should be worrying about my career and what-not, I really cannot wait to have a sweet baby of my own.  Is it bad that I already have all my kids names picked out?  It’s a girl thing, right?

From a Childs Mouth

C: I just can’t get this ting, I can’t get it but I need it, I need this ting!

Me: Bud, what tHing are you trying to get?

C: This ting, this damn teleporter ting.

Me: Ummm, excuse me?  What did you just say?

C: Oh…noting… I didn’t say anyting.

Hmmm… that’s what I thought.

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Mexico, Park & Blizzard

The weekend started off in Mexico… well not actually Mexico but rather, El Charro, which is the closest that you will be getting to Mexico without leaving the Covington city limits!  Want proof? I’ve got it!Sombrero and all!

We celebrated Tori’s 7th birthday in style with El Charro, the movie “My Girl” and then some wii.  It was a good time had by all, especially the birthday girl – who if you’re wondering – is Addisons (the baby) aunt.

Next on the to-do list this weekend was Tori’s actual birthday party at the local park!  The wind was so terrible, we literally had presents, balloons, goody bags and cheetos flying everywhere.  The kiddos had a great time though, and that’s all we could have really asked for!  Oh and the sky was an intense blue nearly all day long…see for yourself!

The blue is slightly enhanced (done by the camera, not me) but the pink is a little bit brighter than necessary.

When the words snow, freezing rain or ice start getting thrown around in the south, things get a little bit crazy.  Crazy as in Walmart, Ingles and Kroger have food left but nothing that is a necessity… like milk or bread, for example.  People tend to over-react and stories get made up, such as we are going to be stuck in the house for like three whole days because the roads are going to be so bad because the snow and ice are going to come down so heavily and because Georgia has no plows or salting trucks because…well… were in the south and because it really never snows here because it’s too warm usually because..well…were in the south.  Riiight. Something like that.  Well I’ve only lived here six  years, but the stories weren’t exactly stories like they supposedly usually are.  We were snowed in yesterday with no school or work for anyone and today is another snow day!  Why couldn’t this have happened while I was in middle or high school?  I don’t particularly like missing college because I know how two days can throw the schedule completely off.

Needless to say, we took advantage of the situation we are in and did a little improvising and were able to go sledding, on our tube that is normally pulled behind our boat, down the big hill in the back of our neighborhood!  So much fun!  We also had a snowball fight, made snow angels, and took copious amounts of pictures.  Yes, I am a picture freak and take advantage of the “perfect picture opportunities!”

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there will be no school tomorrow either!

Did anything exciting happen over your weekend?

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Easy Peach Cobbler

If you haven’t heard… allrecipes.com is basically the bomb!

I’m not much of a chef, that’s partly due to the fact that I’m only 19 and still live with my parents and do not need to cook and partly because most recipes overwhelm me.  This will obviously need to change because eventually I am going to be a super mom & wife and will need to know how to do said things.  Because that’s what being a super mom and wife is all about, right?? Only kidding, I think you can be a great mom and wife without knowing how to cook, but I would like to learn.

Getting to the point…

Even at 19 young years of age, I still get asked to make things to bring to parties, dinners, etc.  and because I’m challenged in that aspect (duly noted twice now..moving on) I bring this recipe that is absolutely delicious, easy and always a crowd pleaser.  Seriously, you have to try it, it is amazing and just like I did, you will have your doubts but upon pulling it from the oven they will all wash away!

Easy Peach Cobbler

What you’ll need:

1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained

5 slices white bread, crusts trimmed

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 tablespoons self-rising flour

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup margarine, melted

How you’ll make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the peaches into the bottom of a buttered 9 inch square baking dish. Cut each slice of bread into 4 strips, and place over the peaches. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, egg and margarine; pour over the bread.
  3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

You really cannot mess up this recipe, so give it a shot!

This is not my picture but I do not have my before and after shots with me right now, so I will add them later, but this is basically what the finished product will look like!

And because I know that you will love this recipe so much, I will just go ahead and say…. you’rewelcomeverymuch!

***UPDATE***

Here are my before and after shots that I promised to add in:

Before

After

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Got Wisdom?

I’ve yet to figure out guys.  Actually I don’t think any of us girls have actually figured them out.

Am I right?

Recently, as in yesterday, I get a message on facebook from a guy that I went to high school with but was not actually ever friends with stating “How is a beautiful girl like you still single?”  The answer came easily and I immediately replied with “It’s all about finding someone worth dating, which isn’t easy!”  and, I am not even kidding you, in his response to my message he asks me what size boobs I have.  Seriously?  Wait… seriously?? Seriously??? This guy that does not even know me is going to straight-up ask me a question like that and then proceed to tell me, after I accuse him of acting like he only wants one thing from me and telling him that I’m not interested, that I shouldn’t assume that he is a whore and only wants to “hit it and quit it.”  Well I’m sorry dude… but if you don’t want me to think that of you, come up with a better thing to say then “what size are your boobs?”

It’s frustrating to me that guys (not all guys, but lately it seems like most) are only looking to get with me/all girls yet will repeatedly tell you that they’re different from “most guys” and that we should trust them.  Just be real, there are plenty of easy girls out there for the guys that are looking for a one time thing.  I don’t understand why these guys (not this particular facebook guy) can text you and call you and hangout with you for days on end and then realize that they’re “not ready for a relationship.”  Ohhh, you aren’t?  Well then why have you wasted two months of my time telling me how beautiful I am, how much you like hanging out with me, how you want to be my boyfriend…how much you want a relationship!

If nothing else, at least I’ve learned a valuable lesson with each guy that I have gotten screwed over by.  I prefer to take these failures and grow from them!  And it should be noted, I have done my fair share of changing my mind, but I don’t just stop talking to the guy, I tell them what’s going on.  It’s so much better that way, don’t you think?

Got any words of wisdom for me?

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Re-center

Normally I wouldn’t do this, this as in post two posts in the same day and both within about thirty minutes of each other.  Don’t get use to it, normally I’ve actually got work to do at work ; )

Me and Lu

This was far to cute to not document.

I’m sitting in Little Lu’s (3 year old)  room with her trying to help her clean it up when her mom comes in to tell us bye.

Lu: Bye Mom

Lu’s mom: Bye

Lu: Where are you going Mom?

Lu’s mom: I’m going to recenter (they had a crazy day the day before)

Lu: ohhhh

As soon as Lu’s mom leaves the room she looks at me and says, “Do you ever go to that store Ms. Libby?”

ahhh, if only you could really go to a store and come out re-centered.

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There’s a difference

Maybe you know or maybe you don’t.  I thought I knew, but I’m just now learning.  After being in a relationship with the same person for 3.5 years and then dating another person (only the second person ever) for 6 months and then going back to the previous guy for 6 months, I haven’t exactly had much dating experience…obviously.  Well I am now realizing how difficult it is to find a date-worthy person and then once finding someone that you think is date-worthy its hard to actually date… it feels like there are so many “rules” to follow.

Girls have rules that we feel like we have to follow (don’t call or text him first, don’t call or text him too much, say you don’t want to hangout even though you really really do want to, play hard-to-get because guys like a chase, etc.) and guys just do whatever they want, typically it seems like guys aren’t too worried about coming on too strong or not strong enough or about looking good enough and acting a certain way.  I’m realizing that there are so many dynamics to dating and honestly, I feel like this:  “I’ve been dating since I was 15, I’m exhausted!  Where is he???” – Sex and the City. Granted I’m only 20..or 20 in 12 days anyway… and I should be enjoying the dating scene, it really just feels like this town has no one that is date-worthy – maybe I’ll have better luck when I transfer to the University of Georgia.  Geez, I sure hope so!

Getting back to what I was getting at, yes there are so many dynamics to dating but being a Yankee (I’m proud of it so being called a “damn Yankee” does not offend me in any way, shape or form… justsoyaknow!) and living in the south, Georgia to be exact, makes it all the more challenging to find someone with the same views as me.  What I mean by views is that in the household I grew up in both of my parents worked, they both raised us, they both cooked and they both cleaned.  My mom was not expected to stay at home and keep the house and kids while my dad worked his rear off to make a buck to support our family.

The reason I got thinking on this is this:

I was dating this guy for about a little over a month and he was not just any guy, but a real southern guy who was raised in a real southern family who had real southern views.  I didn’t think this was an issue, but when the conversations started dying out and he quit acting quite like himself I got to thinking about why this could have happened.  Well for starters, I am going to school to be a lawyer, I am going to make it and I am going to make it big.  I know that I will live in a nice house and drive a nice vehicle, because I will not settle for less.  He is content with living in a tiny house, working hard and hunting to his hearts content.  That was fine with me, but something leads me to believe that he doesn’t really want a relationship with someone who is going to be the bread-winner of the family, as his mom has been a stay-at-home-mom, cooks a meal for his family each and every night, and so on and so forth.  I’ve noticed that real southern guys want to have families just like the ones they were raised in.  I think I would have been a better fit for brad* if I didn’t want to go to college, wanted to get married right now, wanted to start a family immediately and wanted to live in the middle of nowhere on a bunch of land in a tiny house.  It is totally fine that guys want women like that, but that is just not me.

* Name changed for obvious reasons

I think I’ll write on the rules of dating in my next post, or one that follows shortly, surely this has been written about by thousands of people and talked on TV and in magazines, but this will be from my experiences – which means it’s sure to be interesting.

When it comes down to it, there’s just a difference between dating a real southern guy and a regular guy – I think I want a real southern guy because you know that they were raised right and will give you the world, but either I’m going to have to change, or I’m just going to have to find someone that can accept the fact that I want to make something out of myself, and not depend on a guy to survive.

Some cuteness for your day:

This is my best friends baby girl, Addison, she is a doll and we love her.

We did a photoshoot right before Christmas : )

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Little Sister

Photoshoot December 30, 2010.  Sisters.

Our bond is growing rapidly.

She’s my little sister.  She’s Ally.  She’s the opposite of me.  She’s tall.  She’s blonde.  She’s itty bitty.  She’s carefree.  She’s my little sister.

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