Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Ten Things I will miss from Arizona while gone for 2 weeks!

10. Mexican Food. I am going to go out on a limb here and say that Scotland probably doesn't have good Mexican food....or Mexican food at all for that matter! I guarantee I will be at Fajitas or Macayos after school the first day back!

9. The sunshine. Yes, maybe I won't be missing this the first couple days but I bet the rain will get old fast too!

8. Blogs. Although I am not a very good blogger myself, I love reading other people's blogs!

7. Back to School Socializing. I am going to miss out on the teacher's first week back, getting caught up with teachers' summers, and back to school meetings.

6. Sushi. I am going to try and fit some in for lunch today somewhere! Here's hoping!

5. My own bed. There is nothing like sleeping in your own bed, with your own sheets, pillows and blankets!

4. My cell phone/social media. It will be hard not pulling out the cell phone every time I want to catch up on Twitter/Facebook!

3. Big Brother. I will be missing 6 episodes while away! I might have to watch them on the Internet since I am ADDICTED!!

2. Family and Friends! Enough said!

1. Rylee Rose Thomson! I PUFFY heart her!

*Getting to experience where Paul grew up, his home town, and meet all of his family....Priceless!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Warning Sign!

Children should come with a warning sign attached! "Beware: I grow up VERY fast!" Boo for that!

Monday, July 19, 2010

And the winner is....

EVERYONE!! (See..I told ya I didn't have a big following!)

Well since Rylee was picking the winner and saw only four (and who the four where) she said she wanted all of you to win since she loves you all! She is just too sweet for words! :o) I wish I could put a picture of her on here of her telling me the rules of this giveaway and how everyone needs to win (she is so bossy!) but once again....no cord, no handy computer! Boo!

So Jennifer, Grandma Bobbi, Auntie Rock Star (Colleen) and Aunt Karissa will all be receiving a $50 gift certificate to Restaurant.com! (This child of mine is costing me money left and right....how come no one tells you that part of having a baby!? ha!) And a little side note...Rylee would like to be invited to eat at some restaurants with y'all! Lol

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Well I had so much fun doing my last giveaway that I thought I would do another one. This one is not sponsored by anyone...you don't have to do anything fancy to win....you, the reader just benefit from my generosity! Gotta love it!

So if you leave any old comment on this post, you will be in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate for Restaurant.com! If you read my previous post about Restaurant.com you know I am a BIG fan and so this is just a way for someone else to become a BIG fan like me. I am always retweeting the coupon codes (80% off!) that you can get some amazing savings on these gift certificates! So if you catch a code you can get a 25.00 gift certificate for only $2.00!! So you could be eating out at 25 different restaurants (or 1 restaurant 25 times) on me! Lucky you!!
So just leave a comment and on Monday I will have Rylee draw a lucky winner! Wahoo! (And chances are you have a good shot at winning since I don't have a huge following!) ;o)

Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. We have made it through 10 lessons of swim and I can see a progress with Rylee. I am hoping to continue in August with some more lessons because I would hate for her to come this far and the have to wait 11 more months just to learn it all over again!

2. I made these for dinner one night last week and I had HIGH hopes for them. #FAIL (If my sister says you can # in a text, then I am assuming you can # in a blog! ha!) Paul L.O.V.E.D. them but I was just not feeling it. Maybe it was because I spent 40 minutes making it all and then just wasn't' hungry by the time I was done! Does that happen to anyone else? (These only used the oven at 200 for a little bit to keep the tortillas warm, not bad!)

3. I think we should start a betting pool of who thinks (and who doesn't think) that I will be able to keep my Scotland suitcase under 50 pounds and will NOT have to pay the extra charge! I had to pay the extra charge one time for going to Vegas for a weekend. This is Scotland, for 2 weeks and with winter clothes! I feel like I should take a practice run! ha!

4. I love monsoon season! Where is it?

5. I am glad I didn't get those other shoes for Scotland that I had mentioned previously...(found a right one at one Macys, found the left one at a different Macys) because I found some C.U.T.E. shoes that I love even more. They were originally $80.00 and I got them for $27.00! Score! I would love to add a picture to my post but that leads me to Number 6....

6. Our computer that uploads the pictures by putting the memory card directly into the computer is currently getting a new hard drive (thank goodness for warranties!!). I still haven't found the cord for the camera so I am going to have boring posts with no pics for awhile....unless I find that cord!

7. I am having a technology crisis the past couple days and if I see Best Buy and Sprint again anytime soon I might have to scream! L.O.V.E technology but sometimes I just HATE it!

8. One month till school begins again and I have NO idea where the summer went. I really have nothing to show for it! Gym classes and swimming lessons for a little miss but that's about it! I am about 50% ready for students to enter the classroom and the rest will be finished this Friday. That's a miracle in itself. Usually I am there the day before scrambling to get ready! With a small class of only 21 kids...I am really having HIGH hopes for this year. (Please, oh please don't let me down!)

9. I am off to make enchiladas for dinner! So much for not using my oven in the summer! (That's what I get for asking Paul to help with the dinner menu before leaving for the grocery store. Learned my lesson with that one!)

10. And for my giveaway....I will just have to post it since there will be no pretty picture of what you will be getting! (unless I do a mad search through the last couple boxes!) So tomorrow it will be up. No picture is really needed...I just like posts with pictures SO much better!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


...with some new blog designs and layouts. I know I could design my own if I gave it my all and worked through it a bit more but I get so frustrated when it's not working that I always end up giving up! Boo! Now I know why people who design blogs charge so much. It's a lot of work!

We recently had Rylee's 18 month pictures taken with a photographer that I went to high school with and she posted a couple on Facebook the day they were taken but we recently got the CD in the mail of all them. She did an AMAZING job and I am glad I got to have the opportunity to have her take Rylee's pictures! I am blessed to know two great photographers! I love the header picture too and added this first one to the side.

After my last giveaway about 2 months ago, I stated that I wanted to do another one soon. So...I am going to do another one! It will have to do with my latest obsession....Restaurant.com! YUM! ;o) Stay Tuned!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Day of Blog Silence for Cohen

SendingLoveToCohen today. Pray for his parents as they have his memorial today.