Friday, January 30, 2009

Okay. I have to say something....

As I am sure you have all heard, some woman this past week gave birth to eight babies at once! Firstly, I can't even imagine what her body has gone through, but I wasn't reluctant to call her "Superwoman" at first, I'll tell you that! I know fertility drugs are probably a last case scenario for some women who have a hard time getting pregnant and I know it's fabulous when it works properly. Regardless, God blessed her family with 8 children and life is a beautiful thing.
I just found out that this "Superwoman" is only in her twenties! Wait. It gets crazier. She ALREADY has 6 kids!!!!! Wait. Yes--it gets crazier! Her husband is set to return to Iraq very soon! Wait. EVEN CRAZIER- She STILL lives at home with her mother in a two bedroom house!!!!
Why on earth would you go and try so hard to have more children when you know your husband isn't going to be there and you have no place (literally) to even put those babies??!!! She already has 6 kids!
Maybe she is thinking if she has her kids "Duggar-Style" she will get her own tv show or something? Too bad the Duggars are financially and mentally stable and have a house large enough for their children (WAY Prior to their TV show). They also allow God to guide them as far as how many children they have.
Ugh....sorry if I offend anyone, but this kind of stuff just makes me sick.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Bachelor

Okay. Many of you know that I have been watching this season of the Bachelor. I don't know why...but I can't stop watching it!!!
There are just SO many things that I have to talk about (or shall I say vent)!
For one, why does Jillian ALWAYS wear ALL of her hair to ONE side??!!!
Also, who does Lauren think she is??!! Apparently she thought she was better than everyone else because last week Jason asked her opinion of who is talking trash in the house and now she thinks she is his #1 girl. WRONG! buh-bye, Lauren!
And Nikki- Is there ANYTHING she doesn't cry about?? Why is singing so traumatic to her? She was a beauty queen for goodness sake! She should be used to doing things in front of people! Sorry-you can't use the excuse that because you are a self proclaimed "perfectionist" for everything! Get on some anti-anxiety drugs, honey.
And last but not least....SHANNON!! I am going to miss her. Everyone loves the crazy girl!
Where do I begin??! She *finally* kissed Jason and thought it was real! What?! It was acting!!!
Also, in the scene where they are sitting on the sofa- WAY TOO MUCH lip gloss! She went to wipe her lips and pieces of the black napkin stuck to her lips! Then, after her little crying spell, she started picking her nose in front of Jason and didn't even try to hide it!!!
My favorite crazy moment of the night .................................
Shannon said she was going to go home and get the electric tooth brush and brush her dogs teeth and french kiss them!!!!!!! Those POOR, POOR DOGS! Someone call the PETA stat!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Busy Times.....

Whew! It's about time I updated this blog!!!
I have just been busy, busy, busy!!!!!
For one, I have some FANTASTIC news to share.....
I have a new job!!!
I am a Regional Manager for a company called HelmsBriscoe.
I plan National Conventions, Meetings, Events for various companies and organizations. The BEST part of my job is that I get to work from home!
I'm already working on my first meeting and I'm really excited! I also get to travel a little bit (which I really miss, actually), but I get to bring the family :)
If you know someone who is associated with a company or organization that plans annual meetings, let me know and I'll be happy to help them out! It costs them nothing. HelmsBriscoe is the largest meeting planning company in the world and the hotels actually pay us to bring them business! It doesn't have to be in the Richmond, VA area, either. In fact, I'm working with someone now who works in Dallas, TX, and I am planning their meeting in Orlando for 2010!
I am still working at the YMCA part time, but mostly because I really enjoy it and it gives Aron a chance to mingle with other babies his age and gives Alex a chance to work out.
So, as you can see, I have been quite the busy little bee lately!
I hope to post some pictures here very soon. My stupid batteries in my camera went dead!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Deal fo the Day!!

If you didn't know already, two of my favorite things to do are bargain shop and cooking and baking!
What happens when you get the best of both worlds??! Well, it happened today and I was VERY excited! Someone blogged about this book a while ago (I think it was Donna?) and I never got a chance to go out and get it a copy of it and to be honest, I kind of forgot about it.
Well, now that Aron is getting older, I know he is going to hate vegetables. My husband isn't too crazy about veggies either, so this cookbook is great!
I found this little gem today at Five Below for only $5!!!!! Seriously...I have to say it again....$5!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The cover price is $24.95!!!
Apparently, someone had come out with a similar cookbook prior to Jessica Seinfeld's book and they are in the process of a lawsuit against her. I personally don't think Jessica Seinfeld copied her book (The Sneaky Chef), but I'm not going to complain that I get to benefit financially from all of this!
If you live in the Richmond, VA area, they have about 25 left at the Five Below on Broad Street. If you don't live in Richmond, but you do have a Five Below in your neck of the woods, it's worth checking out to see if they have it there. I am LOVING this book!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Not so good times for my baby boy

Sorry I have been slacking in the "post" department lately. My poor little guy has had RSV pretty much since January 2nd :(
The first go 'round was terrible and this second time is even worse than the first. He is on a nebulizer, anitbiotics and steroids for his lungs. It just makes me SO sad. I just about cry every time I have to give him a breathing treatment.
Please pray for him, that the Lord will heal him and that he will not have asthma in the future.
Also, another sad thing that happened this week was I went to Alex's new middle school for a curriculum fair. MIDDLE SCHOOL! It just hit me as I was sitting their in the gym listening to the principal speak about how "awesome" middle school is and I just can't believe how big my little girl is. Middle school is just such a hard time for any kid. All's I got to say is this girl is NOT riding the school bus!
So, all in all, I am just super sad. I really hope next week is a much happier week for my family.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Year, New Blog Title

Well, now that I'm not working full-time and counting down the minutes until 5 o'clock, I decided to change the name of my blog to "Good Times, Good Times".
I've ALWAYS been a fan of SNL and one of the recurring skits they have on there (or used to) is "Delicious Dish". And since I'm ALWAYS saying "Good times, good times"(which is a very famous phrase on "Delicious Dish", it only seemed appropriate that this be the title of my blog.
For many reasons. Life is full of "Good Times" and I certainly pray that 2009 will bring more GOOD TIMES!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I know it's been a while....

It seems like it's been forever since I update my blog!!! Well, a brief recap would be:
Christmas: Went to the 'burg and spent Christmas with family. Ran into some old friends at church. Finally got that pancake griddle I've been wanting and Alex got a video camera.
New Years: Spent at home w/other side of family. Made a New Year resolution to lose the rest of this baby weight! I've also picked a word to identify myself for 2009..."Bound". Bound to lose this weight, bound to keep my home squeeky clean, bound to grow in the Lord and teach my children to do the same.
I also challenge you to pick a word for yourself. Head on over to and enter their contest for your word for 2009.
Recently: Aron has been really sick. I took him to the Dr. yesterday and he tested positive for RSV. He's just SO sad:( Please pray for a quick recovery.
-My favorite TV shows are back on the air!!! Woohoo!!!
1. The Bachelor: I absolutely LOVE this guy, Jason. I was so wishing Deanna picked him last season, but she picked Jesse instead. Now, apparently, Deanna and Jesse have broken up and in the preview for this season of the Bachelor, Deanna comes back and asks Jason for another chance. OH NO SHE DIDN'T!!!! He better tell her "Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!" FOR REAL!!!! Is she serious!!!???
2. American Idol: Sadly, I am addicted to this show. Going on my eighth year now.
3. 24: Jack Bauer, need I say more?? Adrenaline rush!
4. Lost: This show always leaves me wanting more!
5. The Office: I heart Michael Scott! That show is hilarious!

Thank GOD for TIVO! I would normally NEVER have time to watch all these shows!

Well, that's about it for now. I'll post some pictures when I have a little more time. Right now my time is being totally consumed by my little sick boy.