Thursday, December 9, 2010


Eldest Chicklet is home from her first semester of college!

It's nice to have her home for an extended period of time.

Also, seems her first semester was a SUCCESS!

She's still waiting on a few grades, but....

She has a very good chance of being on the Dean's List!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ashley the Elf

Kaley's elf, Ashley, came!

First "trick"...taking the ornaments off the tree in Kaley's room.

She was SO excited!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Love her

She's not the other two.

Britt is the oldest.

She's smart. She's loving. She's gorgeous.

Tripp is the middle.

He's an xBox addict. He's a gifted athlete. He has a tender heart.

She's my baby.

She's adorable.

She has an amazing sense of humor.

She sings "She wears short shirts; I wear t-shirts" and "God is great, beer is good and people are crazy" with all her heart.

She's Kaley.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vampires Galore

I LOVE me some True Blood.

Especially the delightfully delicious Eric Northman!


I don't like the way the TV series is deviating from the Sookie Stackhouse books.

I understand that there has to be some artistic leeway and some change.

However, this season was WAY different than the third book.

Come on, people!!

Give us some YUM while still following the book!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Last weekend Pumpkin and I went to the beach for the first time WITHOUT kids since our honeymoon.

It was DIVINE!

We went with 15 other adults.

Many laughs, gobs of great food, lots of beer, tons of beach time.


So when can we go BACK?!?!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

MANY thanks to our FABULOUS friends, the Danas, for having us for the weekend!

We had a great time at the lake!

Watched some football, drank beer, rode in the boat, drank beer, watched kids bounce off the trampoline "a la Wipeout," drank beer, played on the jetski, drank beer, ate, drank beer...

Pattern anyone?

Baby Chicklet loved EVERYTHING about the lake!

Pumpkin and the Middle Chicklet enjoyed some dusk fishing.

Of course, we missed our Eldest Chicklet, but she was busy ringing in the new football season as as college freshman!

We couldn't have had a better kick off to fall!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Our lovely Eldest Chicklet graduated in June.

Yep. I'm aware it is virtually September.

Better late than never!

We are so proud of all of her accomplishments!

One that I believe she is most proud of is her leadership as Vice President of Student Government.

And there is no bigger fan than Baby Chicklet.

Congratulations, Brittney!!!

We love you and are SO proud of you!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Our Baby Chicklet is OFFICIALLY a Kindergartner!!

And she LOVES it!

Sadly lacking

Exactly what my posting has been.

I could blame it on being busy...

Eldest Chicklet starting college and Baby Chicklet starting Kindergarten, last year of middle school for the Middle Chicklet. Me doing a long term sub at a different school, and Pumpkin traveling.

Or I could just call it what it is.


I've got to get back to blogging.

I love it. Really and truly love it.

Almost as much as my trashy, yet wonderful, True Blood.


There have been so many things happening in our life in the past month and NONE of it did I put on here.

Shame on me.

Time to start catching up!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Out of the Mouth of Baby Chicklet

"Daddy and Tripp are related."

"They both poot."

Well, then...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Pumpkin started playing in our neighorhood poker league.

I had him teach me to play so I hang out with him some more.

Apparently he's a damn good teacher...

'Cause Saturday I WON!

1st place out of 31, and I was the ONLY chick!

$400 and a "lovely" Poker Champion bracelet.

So the question is...

Should I stay home or go on the world tour for Poker?


Monday, July 26, 2010

First Step

Kindergarten is a big step...

But such an exciting one!

Baby Chicklet had Kindergarten Round Up this week.

Our school district sends out buses for Kindergarteners and their parents. It allows them to ride the bus for the first time without the big kids.

Daddy and I got to ride the bus with Baby Chicklet!

Good thing, 'cause it looks like she might have been up to something!

We rode to the school where we met the principal and watched a safety video. Then we loaded back up and headed home!

SOMEONE is excited about Kindergarten!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Team Edward

Holy Hotness!

I could just EAT.HIM.UP!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We're Grandparents!

Monday I took Baby Chicklet to Babyland General in Cleveland, Georgia.
It is home of the Cabbage Patch Kids.
It really is a cute place - heaven for little girls!
Baby Chicklet was running around wanting her picture made with everything.


She adopted her baby!

She was able to decide on her birthday and name her.

So - meet our grandaughter...

Ashley Sally!

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Better late than never!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to my sweet Pumpkin!

We had a great day yesterday - sleeping in, brunch, pool, tennis, watching the U.S. Open.

He wanted some poker items - clock, chips - but I wanted to surprise him with a special gift.

It turned out great, and most importantly, he LOVED it!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


That's what I need to do.

It has been a crazy several weeks - with no posts!

We had Hell Week at school - CRCT, our annual Crawfish Boil, and changing the schedules/planning for centers for 180 kids - all of fifth grade.

Not to mention, kids and life in general!


Middle Chicklet is thankfully finished with track. That takes one thing off my plate.

Although he didn't place in any events, he improved his time in all his events every time he ran.

Pretty impressive!

Eldest Chicklet....

Well, we have prom this Saturday and then 4 weeks until graduation.

Her graduating really hasn't sunk in yet.

I think when it does, I may have a meltdown.

Baby Chicklet is her normal sassy self.

She's MOSTLY a good sport about having to be drug around to everyone's activities.

It's tough to be the baby. :)

She is preparing for her ballet recital that is coming up in a couple of weeks.

But she's informed me that she does not want to do any more dance.

She wants to CHEER!

(Tear, cry)

I thought I was officially finished with cheerleading!!

And Pumpkin...

He's been in Toronto, Charleston and Chicago in the last 3 weeks.

Life in the Fast Lane.

Gotta love it!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Life Lesson for Middle Chicklet


Criterion-Referenced Competency Test

Hell Week for teachers AND students!

We preach to our kids at school to get a good night's sleep and eat a GOOD breakfast.

Last night I took Middle Chicklet to the store to get breakfast food as all we have is Pop-Tarts, Chocolate Chip Waffles, Chocolate Muffin Tops.

You get the picture.

While there, I picked up some candy for my school kids as a reward for testing.

I was reading the Nutrition Facts to see about how many pieces were in each bag so I would have enough.

I picked up a bag and said, "Nope! This only has 50 in it."

MC - "How do you know that?"

I showed him how to take the number per serving and multiply that by the number of servings.

MC - "WOW!!! Now I know how to ready my candy bags to make sure I don't get ripped off!:

MC - "THANKS, Mom! That was a valuable life lesson."


Monday, April 12, 2010

A Keeper on the First Try

Eldest Chicklet and I went shopping for her prom dress today.

Is anyone else completely bamboozled (yes, bamboozled - I like it) by the fact that she fell in love with the FIRST dress she put on?

A 17 year old girl - FIRST dress.

Not knowing my chicklet, you would THINK that was pure craziness.


This was the SECOND time it's happened!

Last year, she picked the first dress she tried on for Homecoming Court.


As we left she said, "You are SO lucky you had me. Who else could find their senior prom dress on their first try?"


I'm SO lucky I had you!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Fling

Spring Fling is RIGHT around the corner!

Tuesday, April 13!

Put it on your calendar!


What are you waiting on?

$6,000 in giveaways in ONE day...

Need I say more?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

How I Adore my Pouchee

Exhibit One:

The contents of my purse.

What a disaster!

I seriously needed some organization!

There was TONS of trash!

An empty gum packet.

Things that needed to be in my medicine cabinet!

And the biggest rule breaker - a gift card floating around!! What if I lost it?!

The tragedy!

Lucky for me, Dana from Pouchee contacted me to see if I would be willing to do a review of one of their products.

As I am fully aware of my weaknesses, I jumped at the opportunity!

Exhibits two, three, and four:

My brand, new FABULOUS Black Outback Pouchee.

Measuring a GENEROUS width of 7.5", height of 5.25", and depth of 3.5", it was large enough to put everything I needed it in, yet small enough to fit in a large number of even my smallest purses.

Exhibit Five:

My Droid fits PERFECTLY in one of the outside pockets!

And my keys go right in the other (forgive them for being shy...)

Exhibit Six:

I pulled all the important things, driver's license (I spared you all the picture!), debit card, insurance cards (all 5 cards for my family fit in ONE slot!), and the almost lost gift card, out of my bulky wallet and placed them in the slots of my Pouchee.

Exhibit Seven:

Everything I need fits inside, and the divided pockets make it all easy to find!

How's THAT for organization!

I've already switched it from my purse to my laptop bag twice!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Pouchee!

Pouchee carries a variety of products including a Jewelry Traveler, and The Daddy, a car console organizer that I've got my eye on!

Drum Roll Please............

Pouchee is giving me a Teal Cotton Pouchee for a Giveaway!!

How exciting!!


Leave a comment for EACH entry. If you don't, it won't count. Sorry! I'm a little too ADD these days to sort through each comment to see if everything is listed.

Givewaway ends April 17, 2010 at midnight EST.

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3. Put my button on your blog.

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That's FIVE possible entries! Cool, huh!