Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Lauren's Door

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Name Is Laura and I have an addiction.....

I have found myself with some 'free' time lately. Well maybe I have made time for some free time lately. I have rediscovered FARMVILLE! No I do not have this T-Shirt but I do find my self coming home from work, cooking for the kids and playing FV while I watch TV.
Today I got an email reminding me that I have some movie selections coming my way...ETA, Tomorrow! I have been meaning to sign up for NetFlix lately and what better time to do so other than when you can earn FV CASH by doing so. Are we worried about me yet?
I am not (YET). Only because NetFlix was something I wanted to do...RIGHT!, so I got a little perk by signing up through FV. No big deal. Lets hope I don't start paying for FV Cash and Coins. That won't happen..not to me. I am to strong.

I do have 3 fun movies coming my way! Sadly I have NEVER seen (from beginning to end) The 40 Year Old Virgin so that is on route, so is Step Brothers (because it is just LOL funny), and Lauren picked out Bed Time Stories. The girl had like 15 selections. So see this benefits the whole family.
I found this picture and thought to myself: PERFECT.

PS-Please pray for my friend Holly. Her Dad has been in the hospital for a few weeks now and is waiting on a heart transplant. Lets hope he gets it quick and can go home soon. Thank you.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

TiloTrends: Check It Out

A couple items I ordered!!
Cute Earrings! Great Price too!
A really good friend of mine (Yolanda) is getting her business going on the web. She started selling jewelry and accessories about 3-4 years ago.
It all started when she realized how many woman (and men) stopped her to ask: "Where did you get that?" or "I love what you are wearing". It was then that she realized that she has an eye for fun fashionable jewelry.
She then decided to start buying what she liked in bulk and taking it to her office. All the woman rushed to her desk to see her goods and wiped her out. Often times they made requests for additional items. It was then that she realized she was on to something.
She even got me into wearing it! I never use to wear anything more than earrings, if I even managed to do that much. Once she got her hands on me and introduced me to the world of fashion jewelry (at AMAZING prices) I soon discovered how fun it was to coordinate my necklaces and earrings and bracelets with my wardrobe. Heck, I started to shop around my jewelry.
I am asked ALL the time the same thing she would hear when this all started. The compliments keep coming. I am very excited that she has launched her own website and I am already waiting on my FIRST of many orders. Check it out and order something today! Don't forget to pass the website on to your friends too.
The funny thing about the name of the company is that it is a combination of her nickname and my nickname. We came up with it together many years ago. I am honored that she has kept that name and I wish her much success and I am excited to see her business grow.
Check out the site today and pass it on to all your friends. What girl doesn't like to hear how cute she looks.
She is adding new products all the time so save this site as one of your favorites and check back for new items. If you are looking for something particular (ex: You like beads, hearts, crosses) feel free to email her and request it. She may be able to find for you what you are looking for.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday! Too Much Tan!

Is this too much?? My tan from spending a weekend in Arizona with my sister 3 years ago...hmmm? Ha least mine is from the sun gods and not a lightbulb.
Friendly Reminder to Go Easy On the Fake N Bakin This Season
I came across this picture on the Rod Ryan page (The Buzz) and this guy reminded me of my ex bf. I use to call the dude George (Hamilton) cause he was really into tanning...Bwaaa Haa haa haa. Although he never looked this crazy/orangy.
Weekend Retreat!! I love this time of the year!
I hope to work on my natural skin enhancements this weekend in Galveston @ Hotel Galvez!
Okay, so this is suppose to be a WW enjoy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blood Drive "Thank You" Luncheon

Very sweet of our company to host a Lasagna Lunch for us Blood Donors today. I have been taking my iron and I am looking forward to our next blood drive. Today, it was all about HOME MADE Lasagna, Caesar Salad, French Bread, Peach Cobbler and Ice Tea! Yum Yum.

I hope I win a door prize...we shall see! *Crosses Fingers*

Monday, March 22, 2010

-300th Post- Spring Break 2010

We had a great Spring Break. We didn't get to the hotel until late. We checked in and then went to grab a bite to eat. Upon our return to the hotel, I found this little critter under the sink, brushing his teeth. He is so silly.
Below is the lovely staircase leading to the North Tower, where our accommodations were. Our view.
We really lucked out with great weather the whole week. Thank you mother nature.
The Boy & I
The girl being a fish, they loved the pool here and mostly did that during the break.
S'Mores Poolside..YUM!
Surrey Time on the SeaWall
These two want a Surrey now! They both loved these things.
Lauren practicing her driving skills. She scared us a little bit but for a 10 year old she did pretty good.
We played board games in the evening...good family time.
Darren couldn't resist.
Overall, they gave our vacation 2 thumbs up!
I didn't want it to end. I had such a great time with them.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rascals & Rascal Flatts!

1st Off-Rascal Flatts Rocked Reliant.
We made a pit stop at the Petting Zoo before eating our Giant Corn Dogs (YUM).
I have more pictures of petting zoo but need to locate my camera..Lauren really enjoyed all the animals. She didn't ride the mechanical bull like I thought she would(she had the option) then when it was too late, she wanted to try it. Silly girl.

Llama Momma! This was a little too close for comfort for me but a Kodak moment for sure.
Not everyday you are head to head with a llama.
The Flag Ceremony before the concert! It was amazing (and I stole this picture from Rachel)
I was so stunned and proud while they lowered our flag and I had tears in my eyes. I was so into it that when I thought about taking a picture they were already wrapping it up.
I am Very Proud to be An American.

It was Military Appreciation Night at the Rodeo and very touching.

Michael & Lauren enjoying the show!
Lauren clapped, cheered, sang and danced. Notice her NEW hat.
That girl and her favorite color: Blue!
The Fireworks to Start the show.
Rascal Flatts really entertained and included the audience a lot which is always fun and funny at times.
He has an amazing voice.

I look forward to my 5th time seeing them in concert. They sound just as good if not better than they do on their albums.

More pictures to share once I find my camera. Thank you Michael for sharing your pictures. You got some great shots of the concert. Tonight ROUND 2 with Butter and T-Dizzle.

Note: The kids had school today so we had to leave a little early and still got home fairly late. Sorry kids. Amazingly Darren also enjoyed the show. Both Rodeo and Concert. It was so much fun watching them bid on the Chuck Wagon Races and Cheer. Their favorite part of the rodeo was the Muttin Bustin which by far was the cutest thing I have ever seen. They had a bunch of 5 & 6 year olds hang on for dear life to these sheep and who ever hung on the longest won (the bigger trophy and belt buckle). All that participated won a trophy and belt buckle. ADORABLE.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010



Let others know a little more about yourself, re-post this as your name followed by "ology"

YOU! Yes, you reading this. You're tagged.


What is your salad dressing of choice? Dry or Caesar
What is your favorite sit down restaurant? I am too full to answer this question. I go to iHop the most…
What is your favorite fast food restaurant? Don’t really have a favorite, just favorite things from different restaurants..(I know, I am making this complicated)
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of it? Breakfast Tacos
What are your pizza toppings of choice? Sausage with Red Crushed Pepper with Frank’s Red Hot.


Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right
Ever had anything removed from your body? Appendix, 2 kids, 5 Wisdom Teeth
What is the heaviest thing you last lifted? Myself out of bed…ha!
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?


How many televisions are in your house? 3
What color cell phone do you have? Black (only comes in that one color)
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? No way Jose.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? No need to change it.
Last person you talked to? Michael aka Moco aka Romance

Last person you hugged ? The kids

Holiday? Christmas Eve
Day of the week? Thursday

Month? July


Missing someone? Always, family far and away
Mood? Bored and ready to get the H E double hockey sticks outta here.
What are you listening to? People talking (loudly)
Watching? My cube wall
WHAT ARE YOU WORRYING ABOUT? Relationships and what is involved with dating and/or being with someone. It seems pretty complicated and I don’t like that. Maybe I am just SINGLE minded..ha ha. (Not in a bad way, just saying....!!)
What's the last movie you seen in the theater? 2012
Do you smile often? Yes
If you could change your EYE color what would it be? I like brown, but I play them up with green at times.
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? Strawberry Limeades, yum
Do you own a digital camera? Yes, and it needs to be charged for the RODEO…

What's on your wish list for your birthday? A job in Southern Colorado, never going to happen though..I am stuck in stinky Houston
Can you do pushups? The girly way..maybe
Can you do a chin up? Ha ha, I doubt it.
Does the future make you more nervous or excited? I am trying to get past today.
Do you have an accent?
Only to foreigners
Last time you cried? Last night…but I am over it. Some people will shock you. Maybe is goes back to that whole ‘misery loves company’.
Plans tonight? Rodeo with the family (Rascal Flatts concert to follow)..Yay
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? Once on the ski slopes.. =)
Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Breakfast and that is it.
Have you ever been given roses? Yes, thanks to Romance.
Met someone who changed your life? Yes, some good, some bad.
How did you bring in the new year? With the CREW family @ Campy’s house.
Name three people who might complete this. I hate this question already.

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? No, only because it might change who is in my life now.
Have you ever dated someone longer than a year? It is rare but has happened 2 times.
What songs do you sing in the shower? None.
Do you like to cuddle? I could be better about this, but not really my thing… =(
Have you held hands with someone today? Not yet… *wink*
Who was the last person you took a picture of? Lauren while getting her new glasses
BEST of the friends in your life new or old? New-er (The Crew & Romance) and Old..I love my older friends very much. They are still in my life for many reasons.
Do you like pulpy orange juice? Yes, just not EXTRA pulpy
What is something your friends make fun of you for? How forgetful and A.D.D. I can be.
Last time you ate peanut butter and jelly? Don’t remember
What were you doing 12 AM last night? Sleeping…texting Romance…answering call from Romance…and then sleeping.
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up. Time to get Lauren up.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yee Haw!

Yes, I am excited to go to the Rodeo and this year I am taking the kids. Lauren is way excited and Darren is a typical 13 (1/2) year old who is like...REALLY? I don't like country Maaahm.
I am like, Yes really, you will enjoy it (daahm it) cause I already bought the tickets. LOL
I have a good feeling he will enjoy the Rodeo, maybe not Rascal Flatts so much.
Wednesday 3.10.10
Rascal Flatts-My 4th time seeing them and I am just as excited as the 1st time. Actually more excited, the 1st time I went I only knew like 2 of their songs. Now I am a full blown fan.
Thursday 3.11.2010
Yep, back to back Rodeo!
Brad Paisley
A 1st Time concert goer for this show

I would like to pre-thank Sara and Todd for the SUITE hookup. Yep, we have Parking Pass and Suite seating to boot (pun intended..ha ha) for Brad!
I couldn't resist and Romance is off both nights...even better.

Happy Rodeo Days my Friends.

(PS-I had a hook up to Keith Urban too 3.16.10 BUT I already have plans with my sweet boy and girl. *Pulls hair out cause he is my favorite* but my kids are growing up too fast). I thought about rearranging my plans with the kids and then realized, it is an hour long concert and I am looking forward to my plans with them much more than this event, so I will just listen to all of his albums all day Tuesday! lol

PSS-That was a long PS...ha ha.

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Hair!

I love highlights!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Family Photos on Sunday

Do we try to get matching outfits?
Or do we go for the funky background?

The Super Pose

The matching prop?
I wonder what kind of Awkwardness we will find ourselves in?

They better not try to get us to do our ARMSHELF pose. LOL
For more awkward family photos visit their site.

Happy Friday!

Below is a picture of Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark
Darren & Lauren went to this skatepark last Sunday and really enjoyed it.
I had to throw in the picture of Shaun White skating in our little skatepark.

Well the girl had a pretty good fall on one of the ramps and broke her glasses, so we will be going to the eye doc to get her some new lenses. Thankfully I put them on my vision plan because their military one doesn't cover anything here in Houston. I might as well have the boy get his eyes checked while we are there.
Steak & Shrimp!
Romance said he is grilling some steak and shirmp this weekend!
Sounds good to me.
(I hope my steak isn't that burnt...we like it nice and medium rare)
It is suppose to be a nice (hopefully sunny) weekend which means.......
Garage Trash Out (not my actual garage-mine is worse...yikes)
So, if it is nice and sunny outside the kids and I will be going through our garages and clearing out lots of crap. They have been used as storage (what was suppose to be temporary) and it has just gotten out of control.
Lauren also has a C*Stem Challenge funtion this Saturday, so she will be doing that. They have finished building their robot so I am not sure what they will be putting together on Saturday.
Then she has another field trip on Tuesday to go to another college campus for more CSTEM Challenge work. She is a busy little girl.
Have a good weekend!
Refresh your memory on what CSTEM is: Link Below.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Missed Ski Trip =(

House in Steamboat, Colorado

The Fantasy Ski Team Official Pad
So pretty!
Fantasy Ski Team Gals & Myers (Minus Lalo-Cha) Ann, Merv & The New Recruits
(who were lucky enough to get FST shirts that I designed)
I did miss going on this years ski trip. Hopefully I will have things in order for next year.
Silly Drew! The annual wine cellar dinner (Ann to the side)
Myers was the one to end up in the ER this year! Foot injury. He should recover nicely.

Thanks for sharing pictures Chris!

I was told that I was missed dearly. Of course I was. LOL Still working on this knee so next year I can be all over that mountain.