Thursday, May 28, 2009

too much

to much has happened since i have last blogged to catch up on it all. so here is the short version. kristen came to visit, she looks amazing. we went to the beach had a blast. trent got sick, i was sick, kristen is now sick. the girls traveled well. brooklyn is completelt potty trained 99% of the time. no accidents in public. i have decieded to start jump roping for cardio. 10 minutes of jump roping burns 135 calories. let me tell you my friends it is not easy. i did figure out because i am shorter i can jump rope in the house. which is good because i can leave it on the table and pick it up when the kids are playing or napping, or when they are in bed. i can still jump and spend tme with trent. 140lbs here i come!!! i am 159 as of this morning.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

more giveaways from jessie

remember enter these and if you win share the love.

See Kai Run Giveaway, ends May 27

I am a sucker for a cute pair of shoes. It melts my heart to buy my boys something adorable for their feet. I don't know why, but it does.
Ethan got to test out a pair of Smaller shoes (by See Kai Run), the Ainsley. These sandals have been perfect for him. The sides can get tight, so the shoes fit great, even if they are a little too big. They are so soft, I just touch them all the time. Ethan doesn't seem to mind them on his feet, either, unlike a pair of sandals I have from when Brennan was a baby. Those, he cries as soon as they are on his foot. I meant to take a picture of Ethan in these cute shoes, but when I went over the pictures I took at the park yesterday, I only saw his fat head.

See Kai Run is giving one lucky reader a pair of shoes. (US and Canada only, folks. Sorry Yugoslavia and Transylvania) You can choose any pair of See Kai Run or Smaller (not 11).

To enter, all you have to do is sign up for their email list. Super Easy. There's a box in the middle of the very bottom of the homepage. Just fill in your email address there and then leave a comment letting me know you did that. After you do that, you can do some...

Extra Entries (seperate comment for each)

*Tell me which pair you want to win. It was very hard for me to decide.

*Follow my blog
*Grab my button
*Twitter about the contest
*Tell me your favorite pair of shoes for YOU

Good luck. Contest ends May 27th.


Knickerocker Giveaway, ends May 27 @ midnight

I love to browse I could spend hours on there, not to mention tons of money, if I had extra of either.
One day, I was searching for a present for my mom and I happened upon Knickerocker's store.
Knickerocker is a store where you can find fabulous panties in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Knowing that I had my bit Bloggy Birthday coming up and that I wanted to do tons of giveaways, I contacted Nichola and asked about a giveaway.
She said yes and here we are.

Knickerocker also does custom orders, so if there is an idea you've just been dying to try out, contact her and see what can be done.

To win a pair of custom made red and blue star sparkle panties (perfect for the 4th of July!), simply go to Knickerocker's store and leave a comment telling me your favorite item. (These pink ones are my favorite!)

Oh, what's that?
You ♥ these so much you want extra chances to enter?

Okay. Here you go:

Extra Entries (new comment for each, please): Follow my blog, grab my button, blog about the contest, or tweet about the contest (be honest, I canceled twitter so I can't check)

Come back here on May 27th ONLY and leave birthday wishes for Nichola (I saw it on her profile, I am not some creepy person who googled her) and that will count as an extra entry, too...but ONLY on 5/27!

Monday, May 18, 2009

it today

can ya'll believe it. kristen will be here today!! it seems like forever ago we started to plan this trip and now after all this time kristen will be here tonight. i am so excited!!

everyone loved the puppy cake. i even got a few "this is the best cake i have ever had". ya'll remember i do birthday's and such. if you need a cake let me know. since i am still learning you'll get a real good price.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


sophia has decided to be like her aunt jessie and momma. she's getting ready to scrapbook

here's jill britt's baby shower cake. (sorry if you see this before your baby shower). i think it turned out super cute. the puppy didn't turn out as good as i would have liked, but i am still learning.

why does sophia think 5 a.m. is a good time to wake up every morning? doesn't she know it's saturday?!

Friday, May 15, 2009

giveaways galore

from jessie's blog. ya'll go enter

Friday, May 15, 2009

B.Accessorized Bracelet Giveaway, ends May 25

Lori, Me, Andrea, April 2008

I have made such great friends here in Omaha. Really, I have and I am grateful for them.
One of my friends here happens to also be in the crafting business. This woman can do magical things with a little bit of beads and string or yarn or wire. Crazy magic things.
Like these:

Lori is giving away, just for my BLOGGY BIRTHDAY, a great bracelet. As a matter of fact, I have it on right now.
Don't believe me?
Well, take a look:Yep, that is MY ARM!

So, how can you own the bracelet that is right now touching MY wrist?

Go to Lori's site, check out her stuff, and come back here, leave a comment, and tell me what you liked OR what you would like to have her create (custom jobs rock). She has a ton of stuff listed on her facebook page, so see if this link works to get you there so you can become a fan.

Extra Entries (seperate comments, make sure there is a way to contact you):
*Grab my button (on the other blog)
*Blog about this giveaway
*Follow me

Giveaway ends on May 25th.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

blog giveaway

even if you don't have kids enter, if you win my kids need some super cute shoes!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jack and Lily Shoes, Giveaway, ends May 25

Ethan, as we all know, is an extremely adorable baby. I mean, squishy, kissy cheeks; a laugh that melts your heart; and fat rolls all over...what's not to love?
Ethan got to review a pair of Jack & Lily shoes for the BLOGGY BIRTHDAY BASH. He decided he wanted the shoes shown here to go with his adorable sail boat outfit. Let me tell you...he made a great decision.
These shoes are fantastic...soft soles, flexible, easy to get on/off.
Jack & Lily has a ton of shoes to choose from.If I had a daughter...these shoes would be hers.
These, too.

I will definitely order shoes from Jack & Lily as Ethan grows older. I love their soft soled shoes and the variety they offer. I might get these for Ethan for the fall...

Lucky for of my bloggy friends gets a pair for FREE! All you have to do is...

*Go to Jack & Lily and pick your favorite pair...then leave a comment here sharing your find.

For bonus entries, you may: (after you have done part one or all will be deleted)

*go to the Jack & Lily store locator and find the nearest retailer
*follow my blog
*blog about the giveaway
*grab my button
*tweet about the contest (be honest, I canceled twitter so I can't check)
*order a pair of Jack and Lily shoes during the contest and get 200 bonus entries...I mean, why not, right?

Contest ends on May 25. Winner has 48 hours to respond to my email. Make sure you leave a way to contact you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

from jessie's blog

even if you don't have kids enter. if you win pick something for my girls. i'll love you forever.

The Couture Baby Giveaway, ends May 25th

I found a great little boutique online one day when searching for a gift for a friend's baby.
It is The Couture Baby, run by a mother and daughter. They started in 2008 when Marissa had Mia and she wanted to dress her in personalized unique, couture outfits.
If you don't see something you like, but have an idea of what you are looking for, they can eve do custom orders.
I ordered this cotton onesie for Ethan, and instead of an "E" had her do his name instead. I can't wait until it is warm enough for him to wear it! (See Ethan's overalls below) She has a few other boy things, too, so just ask if you want something not shown.
Marissa is quick to respond to questions, too. I loved working with her on this outfit.

Today, for the month long BIRTHDAY BASH, The Couture Baby is giving away the personalized onesie on the left. If you have a boy, she will do a boy one, so no worries for those moms of sons.

To enter, just go visit The Couture Baby and look around. Come back here and tell me your favorite outfit or item.

♥If you order between now and the end of the giveaway (May 25th), you can save 10% on your order! Just enter the code Cb09 at checkout. If you do order something (and how could you not? I mean, it is CUTE stuff!), leave me a comment, I will double check with Marissa, and you get 150 extra entries. Truly, you do! While you are ordering, just remember, I really like this outfit that says "Drake" on it and think "Ethan" would look even better written on it and in it! :-)

Extra Entries (new comment for each, please): Follow my blog, grab my button, blog about the contest, tweet about the contest (be honest, I canceled twitter so I can't check) or join the mailing list at The Couture Baby.

I ♥ all of these. If I had a girl, I would have already paid for Mia to go to college just in what I ordered for her!

whats that noise?

what's that noise you ask? it's silence. yes it's 4 p.m. and nothing can be heard in my house. sophia is quietly playing on the floor and brooklyn fell asleep watching spongebob. i didn't lay her down for a nap in hope of her going to bed a little early so we could start our movie slightly early. i guess she just couldn't hold out any longer. i took a pic i'll post later

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

six days

i put up the cut out i did on the cricut for brooklyn's wall. it is just a coincidence that they match her bedding SO well.
brooklyn was a little to quiet. i found her asleep in sophias bed. i guess she had been playing and fell asleep.

i went to serve my first summons last night. it was the wrong address.

brooklyn is going to the bathroom with out any help or prompting. i am so glad she is doing so well. thats a big releif.

my bathroom is finally painted.

my ellipitcal machine is broke beyond my repair. i am so sad for that. i haven't worked out any in a week still weigh 159. i know i didn't gain it over night, i won't loose it that fast either.

six days till kristen is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

potty training

5 days into potty training and we're about 95% trained. so excited.

10 more days till kristen is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

potty training

we started potty training brooklyn monday. she's about 90% trained. we've even gone into public a few times. she's not to sure about public toilets though. did anyone use one of the seats that folded for your purse and did it work well? i am thinking about getting one. she refuses to wear a diaper during the day but at nght we make her. she's so cute running around in her little panties. she just getting so big.

Monday, May 4, 2009

our weekend

our weekend started by us going to natchez for my mom's video premiere. we all met up at ryans in one of their back rooms to eat and watch her dvd. i am super excited about the instructional videos she'll be selling soon. anyways sophia decided she would feed herself potatoes and bits of bread. super cute but very very messy.

saturday me, trent, and my dad went on a 2 hour motorcycle ride. that's the bike i rode. it was so much fun. i was so excited i almost peed on myself. i think god made me to ride motorcycles.
sunday we didn't go to church because both of the girls have pink eye, in both of their eyes. as we were at home, right after i got out of the shower, a pretty bad storm hit and a very very very big tree fell down. fell right onto the power lines breaking it in half and when it hit it hit right on the water line. so trent didn't get to shower. it landed about 15 feet from my moms car. we ended up after the storm came through loading up and coming home. there wasn't much we could help with and we didn't want to be in the way either. the tree is so big i couldn't get the whole thing in a single shot!!!!! for more pictures of all of this go on my side bar and click on the pictures of the kids.
p.s. i am down to 158. 5 lbs!!!