Thursday, December 23, 2010

lOve the HoLIdAYs!

Added another tree to the house this year, changed T's tree & put a little tree in our bedroom!  So many sparkly christmas lights!  I love it!

Four years of birthday shots by Josh Weast

I had no idea I was so close to having this done!  I started it right after having Tanner's pictures taken in September!  It took me literally two minutes to get this into jpeg format!  I am an IDIOT I tell you!  LOL...Thanks Josh for the great pictures your taken of my little sweetie the past four years!  You bring out the best smiles!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Happy birthday T!

OK, so I'm a little late with this posting!  HA.,..3 months late!  But, once again we got some great pictures taken at Portrait Innovations with their best photographer - Josh Weast!  After the fiasco last year, I made sure to ask for Josh from the time I made our appointment this year! 



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Broken Chain

The Broken Chain
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.  In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.  It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.  you left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.  Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

This was in a cousins rememberance from his funeral and I'd never heard it before, but I loved it.  This morning I'm looking through a catalog & saw a frame wtih this saying on it.  It makes em think of my Grandma whom we lost in Oct 2004.  And it makes me think of my friend Holly that is saying goodbye to her Grandmother today.

They really do have such a special place in our hearts, Grandma's I mean.  I still miss my Grandma everyday and think of her probably just as often!   

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My pretend life husband...

OK, can I just say that I am pretty darn sure Darius Rucker is THE best looking man out there?! Yea, look at that smile!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

...a few of my favorite things...

AmAZe!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this new store!  It's full of eye candy & will turn any clean woman into a jewelry whore!  Bling EVERYWHERE!  From fun to funky, unique finds to the latest trends!  You've gotta check out this great new store.  Jane's creations are to die for & I honestly can't get enough of her stuff!  It's a new addiction!  
Hi, my name is Holly & I'm an Amaze-a-holic! 
135th & Quivira - go there now - I insist!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Teds Montana Grill coupon!

You've gotta try the Vermejo!  Ok, so only if you like mushrooms!  it's this chicken sandwish with monteray jack cheese, grilled mushrooms & mushrooms.  SO SO SO good...Print this coupon & you can get $5 off a purchase of $15 or more!

Tugging at my heartstrings!

So as I’m dropping my baby, OK so he's almost 5, off this morning he's asking for one more hug & one more kiss!  As I race out the door I say to another Mom "how many kisses & hugs can you give before you leave"!?  So then I'm in the car driving & thinking how terrible it is for me to be thinking that! It hits me that this is one of those things that stinks about being a working Mom! I don’t get the time to enjoy these hugs and kisses that he's so dying to give me today. He’s not going to be this young and affectionate with his Mama forever. I wish there were more time to enjoy these little things!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I so wish I'd of finished school to be a teacher!

Seeing my son at pre-school everday & having fun in there and engaging with the kids myself, makes me really wish I'd of gone to school to be a teacher as I'd wanted too in my younger years!  Too much fun & not enough focus & studying pulled me 100% the opposit direction & had me not even finishing school!  Oh if I only knew then what I know now...
I'm always looking for things on the internet & stumbling upon new blogs.  Today I foudn a great resource for preschool teachers.  Check it out!  Some really great ideas on here!  Even if you are a stay at home Mom or have little kids at home that haven't started preschool yet.  Great idea!!

Fun recipes for making edible finger paint, clay, soap crayons...LOADS of others!

Like Chili's? You'll wanna check this out & get free food!

Grab the coupon for free chips & queso & you'll get more coupons for free food!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shopping at Gymboree anyone? 30% off!

Circle of Friends time at Gymboree!  Grab your 30% off coupon before you head out the door!  Cute cute stuff for Fall!

Children's Place Coupon - 20% off!

Coupon good through 9/1/10 for 20% off your purchase.
LOVE Children's Place & love shopping there even more when I have a coupon!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yoplait Smoothie...worth the buy?

You should definatly give this a try!
I'd bought this a few weeks ago b/c I had a coupon.  I had plans of making it one morning & FINALLY made it up today!  It was so good, and my 4 year old enjoyed it as well!  I will be buying this again for sure!  1 cup of milk & the contents of the package &'re ready!  EnJoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How would I describe myself?

Holly =
fUn - haPPy - EneRgeTIc - BubBLy - CRaZy - cOOky - cReaTive
loVeR of LiFE - LOUD - hYpER - tAlKAtiVe - sIlLy - quIrKy

I so love where I'm at!  I love who I am, my husband, my son, our cats & this life that we have built!  OK, so a money tree would be the icing on the cake, but I'm OK without it too!

I have so many great friendships & I don't know where I would be without my girlfriends!  Old and the new that keep coming along in life...You ladies rock!  You keep me smiling, happy & motivated to become a better Mom, wife and woman!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Next Food Network Star: And the winner is...

Aarti!  I loved her & she really was my favorite all the way through this season!  I missed the finale last night b/c I was watching Big Brother.  Also, the past few weeks it's been nice to watch The Next Food Network Star Monday night when there's nothing on & I can speed through teh commericals on my DVR!  Anyways, I couldn't wait another minute to see who won so even though I've not watched the last episode, I just saw on that Aarti won! happy for her!  really was happy with all three of the final three, just really was rooting for Aarti!  Always sad when the season is over though!  I will watch her show and will be anxious to try some of these Indian recipes!

Great truths that children have learned:

1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food..
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair..
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandma's lap.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A new favorite musician!

JT Spangler! So I was watching The Real World last week on MTV and this song came on...thankgoodness
they show who's songs are playing across the bottom! I loved this song so I looked him up & ended up downloading several songs! LOVE him...check him out!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New family pictures!

ove our new family pictures! I always have a hard time choosing between black & white and color too!