Tuesday, December 21, 2010

La, La, La, La The Giveaway Winner

I am so excited to announce my giveaway winner! I had help drawing the winner from my 15 year old. I have a picture but I can't figure out how to load it from my phone. Sigh. Anyhow. A big CONGRATS to La from Famille d'Arsenal! I will be emailing the details to you shortly. Thank you to all that entered!

Hope everyone is having a great week! We are having so much fun here in the great state of Texas tomorrow we will be baking and decorating cookies!! Fun!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Drive Friendly ~ The Texas Way

Hubby and I got off work last night rushed to pack and got on the road for Texas by 10pm. The baby is a terrible traveler as in she screams diving across town from the babysitters to our house. So after a few incidents that just made it feel like we were not ment to get on th road we made it by 10. Let me recap.

It snowed all day in Colorado Springs after the news said there would be no more snow. It wasn't a lot of snow but I was a little co cerned because it was the ki d of snow that turned to ice. So after much thought about our last 13 hour drve down to Texas with the baby combined with the snow I suggested we leave that night. I get home hubby is not feeli g well and the scramble begins with a few stops to change explosive diarhea diapers and to run to Target then to gas station for hubbys tummy. After all of that we get everything packed a d on top of the car. Oh wait it is too high for the car to back out of. Only all of the kids are in the car and the Santa gifts are in the rack sack. So hubby takes the must unload items and lays them out on the roof and then stands on the bumper while I slowly back out. He then reloads the topper and after a few more tripsinside we are on our way.

Well folks it was a decent ride down. We switched off driving at some points every hour. But we made it with very little baby screams which is a huge improvement from the 13 hours of baby screams we experienced this summer.

As we drove into Texas the sign said welcom to Texas Drive friendly ~ The Texas Way. I think hubby thought I had become delirious because I was laughing at that sign but you see Texans don't get the irony. I have experienced the friendly Texan driver on many occassions but boy you get that Texan in say Colorado and it is not the same situation! We also live In a heavily military populated area so we have tons of different state drivers and the all come with their own nuances.

Okay so you have about an hour left to enter my giveaway. I will announce the winner I. The morning.

Does anyone use a good blogging tool for their iPhone?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Down and Behind in COlorado Springs

Okay so have you ever had one of those weeks where going into it you have grandeioso plans of how you are just going to kill it, by getting a whole bunch of things done?  Yeah this week was my week.  Let's just say that my two sad blog posts should be a representation of how this plan turned out.  Sad face.

My big plans for this week included some fab post for this sad, sad blog, some workouts, Christmas shopping and and shipping, laundry and packing.  We had the little girls preschool Christmas party last night that included gifts and food and we leave tomorrow morning for Dallas at 4AM yes folks you read that right (and in case we both thought we didn't I made it bigger).  But someone else had different plans for me because I have been sick as a dog.  So I have nothing packed and as I type this I am attempting (pretending) to get ready for work.  So tonight I will be scrambeling to wash clothes, find toys and pack everything.  Looks like nothing will be folded and everything will be arriving in Dallas, in yard bags.  We are a class act my friends.  But you knew that.

If you haven't already entered my giveaway, go do it!  Remember, blogging or mentioning the giveaway on your blog earns you another entry.  Good luck my faithful friends!    Bye the way did anyone notice it landed on my 200th post?  Yeah I didn't either when I originally posted it.  Thank goodness someone is always looking out for me right?  Phew!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's Time For The Giveaway!!

Alright , here it is, the giveaway.  I hope everyone is as excited as I am.  Here are the details, CSN has graciously given one of my incredible readers the chance to win a $35 gift certificate to any of their 200 online stores!!!  AMAZING!!! 

The giveaway entry deadline will be Saturday December 18th at 11:59 pm.  Each of the following entry types is worth one (1) entry:

Entry 1 -

Follow me or leave me a comment that you already follow

Entry 2 -

Leave me a comment telling me what you would by if you win this fabulous gift certificate from CSN

Entry 3 -

Dream a little, leave me a comment telling me what you would buy from CSN if money was no object.

Entry 4 -

Pass along the good news about this giveaway and leave me a comment with the link.

Good luck and Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

CSN Stores

Have you seen around blogland others offering giveaways or doing reviews?  Yup me too.  Each time I thought "how cool to be offered such a great opportunity?" Well CSN has conntacted me to do a giveaway! (girl scream!)  The details will be coming soon.  As soon as I was contacted I went back on to their website(s).  It blows my mind everytime I am there.  CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need whether it be a chic handbag, tv tables or even cute cookware!  Seriously, you can get everything you need here.  So while your waiting on giveaway details stop by CSN Stores and check out their huge offering!

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!  We will be leaving Saturday morning for Dallas, so our week will be spent with our usual full schedule, plus all of the errands and details to be ready to head out!

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Woman's Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the fact I cannot fit into some jeans;
the courage to wear the jeans I should;
and the wisdom to know the difference.

I have seen this written a few different ways, but this is SO funny to me!  I hope this brings a laugh to everyone today!  Happy Friday!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My First 5k On Turkey Day

Every Thanksgiving I get up at 5am and start getting the turkey ready and doing the rest of the cleaning in the house.  This Thanksgiving was a little different because hubby signed us up for the YMCA Turkey Trot 5k.  I have been talking about doing a 5k for a long time and apparently he wanted to push me off the high dive.  I am really glad he did.  I did not do all of the training I had planned on doing, really I did none.  i have been doing spin, yoga and Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.  Great for the body, not great for endurance.

Here are a few pics of hubby and I waiting for the start.

Let me tell you I have 3 - 4 layers on.  I think I had 4 layers of shirts, 2 pairs of pants and nylons on and 2 more pairs of socks.  I soon was regretting my choice to layer and not just suffer until I warmed up.  But I am a huge baby but it was cold, like 20 degrees cold, specifically 17 degrees.

Let me tell you how many excuses can come up at the thought of going to run/walk in 17 degree weather on Thanksgiving day. 

So we took off.  I had a nice pace going and was feeling pretty good.  Then I noticed my shoelace was coming untied, I tried to ignore it but it was making my shoe really loose.  I pulled over to the side and tied it and got back in formation.  Not too many strides later and I noticed the other one had come undone.  Hubby is still going and I stop again.  At this point hubby is way ahead of me.  So I pick up the pace to catch up with him, not a smart move.  I have a hard time breathing this time of year to begin with, but let me tell you, it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to catch your breath in 17 degree temps.

So I ended up walking a huge portion of the course but I finished, and frankly I am super proud of that!

After Thanksgiving dinner, when everyone left, I got the rest of the food put away and did not get the dishes done.  I was pooped!  Hubby graciously did them the next day!  Thank You Honey!!