Saturday, July 28, 2007

first stuff

Thanks for the tag, Amanda! I'm jumping on the bandwagon...

First Memory: Hmmm...I don't remember stuff from when I was 2 or 3 like some people do, or at least I don't think I do. I remember when I was 4, riding my big wheel.

First Real Kiss: I was 17 (yes I was THAT old) and I'm not saying who it is because several of you know him. :-)

First Concert: Acappella. At Vaughn Park. I was in 6th grade.

First Love: First "love" = same as first kiss. First REAL love = Baron. (AWWWWW)

First Crush: This boy who was in 6th grade when I was in 4th. His name was Wes.

First Thing you Think of in the Morning: Can I hit snooze one more time??

First Book you remember loving: Goodnight Moon

First Question you'd ask in heaven: I think of stuff all the time that I'd like to ask, but when I get there, I'm pretty sure I'll be in too much awe to be asking questions.

First Best Friend: Kelly Turner & Hillary Pruitt

Last Time You Dressed Up: When I was in Mark & Lindsay's wedding.

Last Book You Read: Right now I'm reading The Dead Zone by Stephen King

Last CD You Bought: Uhhh....I don't know cause I don't really buy CDs anymore.

Last Time You Cried: Earlier this week.

Last Movie You Saw: Anaconda, earlier today, but not the whole thing.

Last Time You Told Someone You Love them: Earlier today, to Baron

Last Funny thing you did: I do so many funny things that I can't even think of one. :-)

Last Thing You watched on TV: Anaconda. But the last TV show I watched was The Dog Whisperer.

I hereby tag anyone reading this who hasn't done it yet...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

happy birthday!

On this day, one year ago, a new life was born. I would like to take a moment to celebrate the 1-year birthday of my rubber band ball. Look how much he has grown in the past year!

(my baby on the day he was born)

(my baby today! wow, my camera phone is a lot better than my co-worker's who took the pic last year...)

For those of you who haven't been reading my blog for the past year, you can check out the story of my rubber band ball and how he came into this world. Click here and scroll down to read about my previous loss and the birth of this new life.

Happy Birthday, Rubber Band Ball! I hope that one day you can be as big as your brother. God rest his soul.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

hands off my belly!

This is an article I came across today on the MSN home page. While the author is a little more blunt & harsh than I would be, I completely relate to her grievances. She explains some of the feelings that I usually supress in order to avoid offending people. Please take a minute to read the article & then come back to my blog for comments.

Click Here for article

Don't get me wrong - I don't mind when friends & family ask me when I plan to have a baby. Granted, it does get a little annoying, but I respect that they are curious about my life plans. However, when the random church member or distant acquaintance from 10 years ago asks what I consider to be a very personal question, it gets to me. Please don't get me wrong - if you are a friend of mine or a family member, you are more than welcome to ask about our family plans. But if you are a complete stranger, or anyone with whom I do not come in contact on a regular basis, it's really none of your business.

Thank you.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

tip tuesday: wrinkles & good smells

So, at the suggestion of my friend Sara (Pigg) Walker, I'm writing a "Tip Tuesday" post. I can't promise that I will remember to do one every Tuesday, but who knows.

Ok, so this is how Baron & I do laundry: wash clothes, dry clothes, leave clothes in dryer too long & they get wrinkled, fluff clothes at least a day later to get wrinkles out, leave clothes in dryer again so that said fluffing becomes obsolete, pull items of clothing out of the dryer as needed to wear. This eliminates having to fold clothes & put them away because you just get each item out of the dryer as you need it. The down side is that the clothes are very wrinkled. Enter Downy Wrinkle Releaser. I don't plan my outfits the day before, and I rarely have time to iron in the mornings, so Downy Wrinkle Releaser saves me from my wrinkles. You just spray, tug, let dry, and wear! It's great. Of course, it doesn't work on heavy fabrics like khakis or whatever, and it doesn't give you that crisp look you want for your dress shirts, but for everyday shirts, it's great!

I love clean smells. My favorite smell is clean laundry. Which is funny since I hate to do it. Anyway, Glade has a great scent in most of their products - Clean Linen. I use several products in this scent, but what I want to talk about today is the carpet deodorizer. Whenever I use the Clean Linen carpet deodorizer before I vacuum, the scent lasts for a couple of days. It's like heaven in my carpet. Of course, I have the matching scent for my Glade plug-ins, so the scent then lingers even longer. :-)

I hope you enjoyed my first installment of Tip Tuesday! Feel free to post some tips of your own!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

newest member of the goins family!

Say hello to Danny!! Isn't he the cutest? We got him today from the Montgomery Humane Shelter. I love him already!!

P.S. We may change his name...let me know what you think...