Saturday, March 6, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award!

FK, thank you for my wonderful award! I love getting blog awards! And I love your fashion blog. You have wonderful taste in clothes....and glasses.

The rules of the Award:

Thank and link the giver of the award.
Copy the award to my blog.
List seven interesting things about myself (and this could be tricky)

1. I used to joke that my dad was Santa Claus and my mom was the Tooth Fairy. My dad really was Santa, a mall Santa. But a real one, with a real beard and belly. It was great. And my mom was a dental hygienist for 20 something years. I know, not quite the Tooth Fairy. But it works for the joke.

2. I took French for one year in middle school, all four years of high school and for two years in college. Yet all I can say is where is the bathroom and I want to drive. Oh, and do you want to eat me. We had dirty minds in high school, imagine that. (Ou est le WC?, Je veux conduire!, et Vous voulez mangez-moi?)

3. I aspire to be witty and suave. But alas, I'm just dorky and normal.

4. I could eat Mexican food everyday of the week. Once, during my pregnancy, I ate Mexican for four meals in three days.

5. I have seen several bands as opening acts before they hit it big. I saw The Bangles open for Cyndi Lauper on the She's So Unusual tour in 1984 (wow, did I just date myself!). I saw the Jonas Brothers open for Jesse McCartney in 2004. And I saw Lady Gaga open for New Kids On The Block in 2008. In an odd circle, Jesse McCartney opened for NKOTB at the second concert I went to in 2009..

6. I love my gray hair. Yes, I complain that I have too much of it. But I still won't color it. I like the silvery strands!

7. I love British stuff, shows mainly. Absolutely Fabulous, The Office, Monarch of the Glen, Spaced, Little Britain, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Vicar of Dibley - just to name a few.

Now I have to nominate seven bloggers for this award.

1. Tawsha
2. Maggie
3. Mrs. Pink
4. Bio
5. Bexie
6. Gnome
7. Sandy

Monday, March 1, 2010

6 months?!?!

I can't believe that Button is six months old! That went by fast!

Let's see if I can do a quick recap.

He currently weighs 18lbs 6oz and is 26 1/2 inches long. He still can't roll from front to back or back to front. But he's working on it. He can sit unassisted for more than 10 seconds at a time. Oh, and he loves to eat. I'm still breastfeeding. But we have started solids. And he loves them!

Sweet potatoes
And he tried a vegetable risotto with cheese yesterday that he loved!

I'll have to post some pictures in my next post!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Vote for Button!

Vote for Button as the cutest kid in Atlanta!

Vote here!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

An award? Yay!!

Many thanks to Maggie for this award! You are such a wonderful inspiration to all mommies out there.

The rules:
1. Put the logo in your post or within your blog.
2. Pass the award onto 12 fellow bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blogs.
5. Share the love and link to the person who gave you the award!

Now, let's see if I can find 12 fellow bloggers!

1. Bexie
2. Gnome
3. FK
4. Kdodge
5. Fred
6. Mrs. Pink

Well, since I can only come up with six, all of these great ladies get twice the love! (I do know more than six, it's just that the others I know have already gotten this award. I can't be redundant, you know.)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweet Aidan

Many thoughts and prayers for Maggie and Chris. Their sweet baby boy, Aidan, passed away yesterday. He was born on Monday, 2/1/10 at 28 weeks. He fought the brave fight. But in the end, it was too much.

Aidan, you stole all of our hearts. We will miss you.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Honest Scrap Award

I was given the Honest Scrap Award from Dana at Growing Up Graham. The idea is for me to tell you 10 random, honest things about myself. Well, let's see what I can come up with!

1. I have two tattoos, one on each ankle. Both of them are Irish/Celtic in nature.

2. I once came in 1st place in singles in the state tournament in junior bowling.

3. I've met River Phoenix, John Corbett, Robert Llwellyn, Mickey Dolenz and got autographs from all of them.

4. I have a fondness for things English - mainly tv shows and movies. The Vicar Of Dibley, Absolutely Fabulous, Monarch of the Glenn, and Doctor Who to name a few.

5. I love board games. I own way too many of them, probably about 50 of them.

6. My biggest guilty pleasure is New Kids On The Block. I have loved them since eight grade. I've seen them in concert three times, once in high school and twice in the past year. Donnie was and will always be my favorite New Kid.

7. I know how to knit. But just basic knitting. I can't purl for anything. All I'm good for is a scarf. My greatest accomplishment in knitting is completing a replica of Tom Baker's scarf in Doctor Who.

8. I took French for a year in middle school, all four years in high school and for two years in college. Yet, I can't speak it!

9. I have had four surgeries. I had a tonsillectomy when I was seven. I had a benign tumor removed from behind my ear when I was twelve. I had a c-section with my first son in 1995. And I had a c-section with my second son in 2009.

10. I am the mother of a cancer survivor. My oldest son, Killian was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma when he was six years old. He had a year of chemo and six weeks of radiation. He has been cancer free since 2002, eight years this fall!

That was way harder than I thought it would be!

Now I have to pass this award to 5 other people. My awards go to -






Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Years!!!

What a decade it's been! And how fast did it seem to go by?!?! I've seen other bloggers doing a recap of sorts of the last 10 years. Apparently I'm a follower, because I've decided to the same thing here!

2000 - Living in Gainesville, FL, working at Perkins (no, I never saw Tiger Woods), living with Mom and being a single mom to Killian.

2001 - My baby boy started Kindergarten, then my world came to a screeching halt. On October 6th, Killian was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue tumor. He started chemotherapy and began his year long battle with cancer.

2002 - Moved to Micanopy, FL. Killian started radiation treatment to go with his chemo. I was still working nights at Perkins, so I could be with Killian during the day. He finished his last treatment in November. His wish trip from Children's Wish Foundation was granted. We went to Disney, Epcot, and MGM Studios, as well as a 3 day cruise on Disney's cruise line in December. It was a wonderful trip!

2003 - I had quit work right before the wish trip, so for the first part of the year, I stayed home with Killian and homeschooled him. By now he had missed kindergarten and first grade. I wanted him to be able to go right into second grade as if he hadn't missed any school. During the summer, he was tested and given the okay to start back to school in second grade. He went back to school, I went back to work - at Publix.

2004 - Moved back to Gainesville. Decided to move to my Dad's after Killian finished the school year. Moved to GA in June, much better job opportunities!! In September, started working for the company that I'm still with.

2005 - Joined eHarmony on New Years Day (this will be important later). Bought my house in March. Granma passed away in September. Matched up with a great man on eHarmony in the fall, 10/31/05 to be exact. We had our first date on 11/29/05. This wonderful man was Matt!

2006 - Matt proposed to me on 4/8/06. Took a fabulous trip to Vegas! Spent the rest of the year planning a wedding. Killian is still cancer free!

2007 - Matt and I got married on 4/29/07. Daddy was on the verge of having a heart attack and ended up having a valve replacement and a triple bypass. Killian started middle school in the fall.

2008 - This was a fairly uneventful year. We took a vacation to Gatlinburg, TN. We went to work, Killian went to school. So on and so forth.

2009 - Our world changed again this year. On 1/6/09, I found out that I was pregnant. Most of the year was spent getting things ready for the baby. Killian started 8th grade in August. Then on 8/24/09, Matthew Carter aka Button, was born. The last few months have been busy with getting settled in to some sort of routine!

2010 - My baby boy will start high school in the all. Other than that, who knows!