Thursday, December 25, 2008

We are 4!

We had a Bounce U birthday party on their actual birthday this year Dec 20. They had so much fun! Madison wanted a Mermaid Birthday cake and Austin wanted Pirate cake. We did cupcake pull apart cakes.

They we so excited to jump with all their friends.
They went to see Miss Pattycake the morning before the party!

They got their Scooters from Nana and Pawpaw first. then they opened the gifts from everyone. We got them the Tag system each Madison's is Pink and Austin's is the green. They have had so much fun playing with these gifts.

We got some color wonder stuff, money, petshop, cars, Elefun game, mickey mouse DVD game, and much more.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Bucs Game in Atlanta

We got the chance to get great tickets in JULY to see the Bucs play in Atlanta against the Falcons. It was a crucial game and unfortunately we did not win in Overtime! 10-13! We were short our starter QB and some other players. Despite the loss we had a blast!

BEFORE the game we went to a tailgating party that Adam heard about online sponsored by ATLBUCS.COM. it was a GREAT tailgating party. We had free food sponsored by the Ale house in Alpharetta. we had fried turkeys, hamburgers, hot dogs, Cubans, beer, water, chips and cake! it was great!
But guess who showed up at our PARTY!! MIKE ALSTOTT he was so nice and Much hotter in person than on the field! LOL

he signed Adam's jersey and I got my pic with him!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Breakfast with Santa

We had the annual breakfast with Santa with our POTATO (twins Group) friends.

Alexis is so not fond of strangers or people she does not see everyday anyway, much less things in Costume or men with facial hair!
She freaked out! We had to later trick her into sitting on the bench later and then Santa snuck around behind her and we took the pic before she realized he was behind her.

also Rudolph showed up too. Unfortunately my camera was in Manual mode and Adam forgot when he was snapping the pic with the Rudolph so its a little blurry.

The twins will be 4!!

Since they are turning 4 Saturday I thought I would write here some things that they are doing and document some things they have said to me that have made me laugh or realize how grown up they are getting.

Austin: He is getting much better (behavior) and coming out of those horrible 3's. he Loves to draw, color, pretend, loves gymnastics. he says he has a girlfriend, it is this little girl at Gymnastics named Morgan. He has a great memory! He can draw all kinds of things, he can write a lot of the letters, numbers, he recognizes all the letters, numbers, colors, shapes (even hard ones!).
He loves to show his muscles to you. He will randomly tell you he loves you and give you a kiss or hug. he does not like to cuddle like Madison does.

he says he wants a skateboard from Santa (but he is ER bills here) he also wants cars, trains
here are some things he has said recently

Mom: Hurry get in the Car, its sleeting Ice is falling on us.
Austin: ok i will I don't want to turn in to a Popsicle.
Mom: yup that rights no Popsicles.

Austin: mom what does purple make?
mom: what do you mean?
Austin: how do you make purple?
Mom: red and blue make purple
austin: and orange?
Mom: red and yellow
Austin: Yellow?
mOm: yellow
Austin: i can't make orange because I can't make yellow .

Madison: I want lots of babies for xmas
austin: no sissy you cant have lots of babies only one baby because lots of babies makes a mess!

she is my little drama queen, attitude. but is a very sweet "little mommy", big helper.
She loves her babies and has only asked Santa for a baby doll and a stroller.
She loves dance! Princesses are still the thing.
She is not a big of a artist that Austin is but she can write letters, numbers, she colors in the lines, she can recognize colors, shapes, letters, numbers.
She is a very loving and sweet child, loves kisses, hugs and to cuddle with you.
Oh she wants to be a Dr so she can take care of Nana and Pawpaw Dodge!

Sharing is getting better, the whining is a little better. The stuff they are learning about God, Jesus and the Bible in school and church is amazing!

I know there are a ton of more things they are saying and doing but it is hard to think of it all. this is why i like to update more often...LOL

Has it really been that long

I did not realize until tonight that I had not posted a post in DECEMBER!! that is how crazy this month has been! I will do a catch up post and hopefully get a couple more in this month.

We went to GA for thanksgiving. Will show some pics.

Adam and I went to Atlanta last weekend to see the Bucs play Atlanta. We stayed with his aunt Cindy and My mom keep the kids at my house sat night and sunday. We also picked up loft bunkbeds that Cindy, oh so graciouly gave us! Thank you a million cindy!!
I will do a seperate post of the game details since i have pics to go with that. We got there last Sat night and left sunday evening.

Before leaving for Atlanta we we to Whitney's (my cousins) birthday party.
That friday the twins woke up throwing up. only friday thats it, then just would not eat well until Monday. Well then Tuesday night Madison's Eye was bloodshot looking. but thats it. She went to school tuesday and then I got called so I took her to the Dr and she has an ear infection and pink eye (which was caused by the viral stomach bug she had) then the eye caused ear infection. Fun stuff! So far austin is fine.

Alexis signs eat, please, more, milk, want, all done and says mama, dada, nana, outside, hot, ava. she kinda says thank you, ho ho ho. She is so close to walking by herself. she needs to just let go!
She climbs a lot. She loves Wow Wow Wubzy and yo gabba gabba.

We have the twins birthday party coming up on Saturday. Wow I can not believe they will be 4 ! holy Cow! We are having it at the bouncy place in Murfreesboro. Bounce U. That morning we will see Miss Pattycake at church! so exciting!!!!

We are going to Ga for Xmas the day after Xmas day.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Alexis is almost walking. Of course she wanted to do it on her own and not you "trying" to get her to.
On Saturday she was sitting in this booster seat in the living room that Lori brought over and she just stood up and took 4 steps right there.
She now is trying so hard to walk, the PT was so amazed that in less than a week what she has accomplished.

She also has said "mama" on last Thursday. She will also snap her fingers while dancing!! so cute!

She also started clicking her tongue which is so good for her speech!

I am so excited at all the progress she is making!

I hope she is fully walking by Christmas!

Oh and I never knew how much of a thumb sucker she is until watching her at school today she kept going for her thumb in between activities and such. now i see her do it all the time!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Blog and Contest to check out!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

fall Photos

Here are some unedited pics from our fall photos

I will post more later

Dear Santa...

Austin told me that he is going to tell Santa he wants: Skateboard, trains, Cars, and skates.

Madison says she wants a baby doll and stroller.

When things come on TV or in an ad they want all of it!!

The funny things and cute things kids say!

Lately we have had some funny conversations and funny comments made around here. I feel like i need a tape recorder with me all the time.

Sunday madison is in the car on the way home from Church on her Princess Cell phone. she is calling Nana.
here is her conversation from what I can remember...
"Nana, how are you..mmm huh oh no why is your dog not eating..oh I am good I had a sucker today...oh mmmmhuh Come see me..oh really aww that is good...

She kept going and going...too funny!

Today after school in the car Madison says "Mommy can I say a prayer?" I said sure honey say it.
"Dear Jesus, thank you for my sucker, thank you for bubby's Gum and thank you for Ali, and Nana to get better Amen"

It was so sweet!!

Yesterday they were making food in the Play kitchen and Madison said here mommy I made you some sushi and here is the sauce you dip it in...LOL It was so CUTE!

Austin told me today that corn makes Popcorn. I just love how they just come up with stuff and figure things out on their own.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I have never laughed so much so hard...

At church today we had a guest speaker there. I have never laughed so hard, even crying laughing so hard and so much in my entire life. I have seen many comedians who have never made me laugh like that before.
This man, Joe McGee taught a parenting seminar on Friday and Sat that I could not attend so when i heard he was speaking at service I was so excited! He spoke a little from what he says in a parenting seminar and a lot about marriage.
He quoted so many verses that relate that i never even thought about. Me and Adam were nudging each other all morning because he spoke about so much that was true!
Every church should have him come talk every one should do a parenting seminar or marriage one.

I bought his CD set (that he taught at the seminar) on "8 things that no kid should leave home without"I bought the book "God knows how to raise your kids even when you don't"

I have heard his finance books are great! He is from TN he has 6 kids. He now lives in OK.

here is a marriage clip from him:
Many have been deceived by a common myth about marriage thinking, “if I marry the right person, I’ll live happily ever after,” only to wake up to a different reality.

Some couples spend their lives building each other up, but unfortunately, some spend their lives tearing each other down.

But God wants you to have the kind of marriage that makes other people jealous. You don’t just happen to find a great marriage. You build one. It’s a life-long process.

Marriage is the most intimate relationship possible—two people choosing to be together for the rest of their lives. But in order to build a strong, lasting and fulfilling relationship, you need the right tools—skills most of us got married without. But as the old saying goes, “It’s never too late to learn.”

Marriage Building 101 is for any age couple who has tied the knot or who is tied up in knots.

You can download a couple of audio files of him on his website.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I found this..

This Blog post was well said I could not have said it better!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

President of the United States is....

I have to say I am so excited to be a part of American History. I am excited for the change for the better. I am happy to get away from the last 8 years we have been through.

I am glad to see the outstanding numbers of people who voted!

Now lets all get together no matter who you voted for or what party you are for and lets work together to change America for the better and UNDO some of the Damage the last 8 years has brought us!


Get out and Vote! I went this morning and it took 10 min! I missed the morning rush crowd!

You can not complain for 4 years unless you vote!

oh my luck!

Last night we went to Zaxby's to eat dinner and I was walking back to the table with the cups to get ready to fill up, as i was walking to the table I slipped on some water on the floor, I landed on my Left elbow and left knee. I also slightly twisted my right ankle. I blacked out for a moment not know what had just happened there for a few seconds. It was so not FUN! I am in so much pain!

I have to wait for the zaxby's ins co to call me so I can see a dr unless I want to payout of my own pocket (which I don't have because who knows how much that will be). I know I did not break a bone but who knows about the other stuff in my elbow or knee.

here are some Halloween pics

We had a fun time trick or treating. We did the Square first then came home took pics and waited for Daddy, Matt,Alicia, Nana and Pawpaw to go trick or treating. Boy we got a lot of candy. We ate Mexican afterwards!
Tinkerbell, Wendy and Peterpan were wore out!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Your Impact Matters and Karma

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Plans for sunday!

If you do not have any plans for Sunday you need to come to Murfreesboro for the "Hoedown" at our church, World Outreach. Its the biggest and best thing you have ever seen. Last year I think like 15,000 people came...crazy huh!

Its this Sunday from 2-6p. everything is FREE
Every bouncy thing around is there, cotton Candy, candy, cokes, popcorn, horse rides, petting zoo, games, music, little play, face painting, cake walk, and much more!

you can see pics in the photo gallery on the website.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fall is here ..I think...

Tomorrow it will be a high of 70. I hope it stays because I am tired of being cold in the am and 85 plus in the afternoon. Its hard to plan what to wear! I am ready to move the summer clothes to the storage closet!

We went to a pumpkin patch last Friday with our MOPS group and we burned up! could not wear cute fall clothes in that weather! Today we went to a Halloween party (our costumes not ready yet) and we wore our "light" fall Halloween clothes but it was still hot!

We are being Peterpan (Austin), Tinkerbell (Alexis) and Wendy (Madison) for Halloween. Amy my cousin's grandmother-in-law is making the Wendy because I can not find one or even a blue night gown anywhere!

We have a fall hayride event, smores and all this Friday night I hope the weather is cool for that!

I ready for the cold so we can make chili, drink cocoa and turn the fire place on!

Not ready for snow though!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Do you love Purses?

A great new website is launching tomorrow: Handbag Planet.

To celebrate the launch they are giving away free purses, 24 bags in 24 hours. Follow the link above to get entered to win!

Why pay 100's of dollars for a new bag, Handbag Planet has high fashion, trendy handbags that are inspired by popular designer brands and they're priced between $30 - $80. I will definitely be checking them out for all of my purse needs.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fantasy Blogger League week 4

CHICAGO over Atlanta
MIAMI over houston
INDY over Baltimore
MINNESOTA over Detroit
NO over Oakland
CINCY over Jets
WASHINGTON over St. Louis
TB over Carolina
GB over Seattle
DALLAS over Arizona
SD over NE
NY GIANTS over Cleveland
MNF Combined Score: 52

Sunday, October 05, 2008

What have we been up to....

We have been very busy here lately. Tonight we were headed to dinner and Adam was going to go into work for about an hour to do a report while we went to the mall. Well while on our way my Aunt Lenis called and says she is headed to the Circus in Nashville and had 3 extra tickets and wants me and the kids to join them. SO we got dropped off to meet her, Carter, Savannah, chad, coti and 2 other people I did not know. We had a good time!

Today I went to our mom's Meetup group book club at Barnes and Noble. after I went home and we played outside until we left for dinner. we sanded and tightened and anchored down the playset. (we have been meaning to get this done like forever ago) We also fixed the tire swing. We played football with Austin, we swung, ate lunch outside it was great!

We are still battling allergies. it is crazy! this is the worst mine have been here but still not as bad as they were in GA! I just think we need RAIN!!!

The Kids have fall break next week except Alexis. so we are going to do some things with our friends next week.

We have a birthday to go to next weekend,and we may go to the pumpkin patch! who knows!

We are just enjoying the fall weather and watching FOOTBALL!!!

I think that is all for now i may post again soon if i think of anything new!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Fantasy Blogger League week 3

Here are my picks. I am tired of being off by a game or 2 I am ready to get all of them right!

TENNESSEE over Baltimore
SD over Miami
INDY over Houston
NY GIANTS over Seattle
GB over Atlanta
CHICAGO over Detroit
TAMPA BAY over Denver
BUFFALO over Arizona
NE over San Fran.
DALLAS over Cincy
JAX over Pitt.
NO over Minn.

MNF Score: 33

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I was reading a post on a blog i read and decided to post some thoughts from hers as she said it so well!
I agree 100 %!!

How many of us average Americans understand the 700 billion dollar bailout? How money will be distributed, to whom, what it means short term, long term, how it translates to me, the individual consumer, mortgage holder and taxpayer? Will the Big CEO's get a BIG bonus? who is regulating and overseeing this money?

I want to know exactly what is going and how did we get in this situation? I am just so mad about the state of the Union right now! why did they let it get this bad? Why do we have to pay for their mistakes? I guess I could just use the lingo Bush and congressional leaders have offered and keep saying the same key phrases over and over. Key phrases like “predatory lending”; “golden parachutes”; “the end result of de-regulation”; “collapse of the markets”; “dire consequences”; etc. But I don’t think I’d be any more convincing of my understanding then they are.

Here are some questions?
1.WHY is this suddenly a crisis? There have been a massive amount of foreclosures over the last thirty-six months (that’s THREE YEARS, not THREE WEEKS). Why is it only when the millionaires are affected does it become a “historic crisis”. I’m sure the families that lost there homes pre-crisis would disagree. (good point Amy)

2. Why is it ok to hand faulty corporations BILLIONS of taxpayer’s dollars because they didn’t do their jobs very well. In my experience in the business world, when you perform below expected standards, guess what happens? You get to clean out your desk, you don’t get a 700 billion dollar bonus.

3.Why in the world is Bush and his camp of cronies sticking to the idea that the De-regulation put in place by people like Phil Gramm(who still has the ear of McCain on such things as the ECONOMY) isn’t a major part of this problem? And if the shotty regs that remain on the books had been enforced, this historic crisis might be a little less historic, a little less of a crisis. (perfect Point AMY you said it right)

Ok so people borrowed beyond their means, no doubt. But these people lent the money to them and in doing so likely did not adhere to the federal regulations put in place to protect both the corporation and the consumer from these doomsday scenarios.So the lack of enforcement is part of this "Georgie poo" start warming to the idea. Fiscal conservative indeed. What a joke.

No matter what it is to be believed that this bailout is going to go forward, for better or for worse it appears there is no way out. The right and left come together and give away the farm. Our farm. Our children’s farm.

I hope that the lessons this crisis offers us aren’t lost in all the check-writing. Speaking of check-writing, take a look at what your money could have bought and then make sure you vote in November. Can not complain unless you do your part and Vote!


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fantasy Blogger League week 2 (nfl week 4)

week 2 of blogger league and week 4 of the NFL. I am ready to kick some serious Butt! Amy and Greis watch out!!!

My picks are listed first and BOLD

CAROLINA over Atlanta
ARIZONA over Jets
CINCINNATI over Cleveland
TENNESSEE over Minnesota
TAMPA BAY over Green Bay
NEW ORLEANS over San Fransisco
DENVER over Kansas City
BUFFALO over St. Louis
SAN DIEGO over Oakland
DALLAS over Washington
PHILLY over Chicago
PITTSBURGH over Baltimore
MNF score = 50

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Even Martha does it...

Did you know Martha Stewart has a blog now too! you can see it here

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fantasy Blogger League

It's week 3 of football, but week 1 of the Fantasy Blogger League. I have posted the winners my picks for the week. The winner is listed first and in BOLD.

Good luck my friends!

Atlanta over KC
Houston over Tennessee
Buffalo over Oakland
Tampa Bay over Chicago
Washington Over Arizona
NY Giants over Cincinnati
Carolina Over Minnesota
New England over Miami
Denver over NO
San Fransisco over Detroit
Seattle over St. Louis
Philadelphia over Pitt
Baltimore over Cleveland
Indy over Jax
GB over Dallas
NY Jets over SD
MNF combined points total: 38

Friday, September 19, 2008

A prayer Request

There is a family that was in our twins club in Nashville that has twin daughters that are 8 years old now and have a 5 year old brother. One of the daughters Mackenzie had a Brain tumor removed yesterday and it was malignant. They are in Vanderbilt and she is improving and they will be discussing chemo and radiation treatments next. I can not even begin to imagine what this family is going through. I just want to hug my kids and never let them go!

End of Summer Pics

We had some end of summer pictures take at the Greenway in Murfreesboro. We got some really good pics! Enjoy!

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