I love my freedom. I love my America.

S'mores anyone?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Random Thoughts

My mind is racing. It's time to jot down some random thoughts.
  • I can't wait to get my bathroom re-do done. Zebra themed w/red accents
  • Other than Spring Break, my daughter has less than 9 wks of school left
  • We're going to Indianapolis for a few days over Spring Break
  • I watched Olivia play basketball yesterday and she didn't know it. I smiled.
  • My husband is loving all the gigs his band is getting
  • I might start tanning - I'm tired of being "glow in the dark" pale
  • I'm lucky to have a healthy family
  • A trip to IKEA real soon would be nice. I LOVE that store.
  • Sam's Club is one of my new favorite places to shop
  • Olivia is just as tall (if not taller) than me and wears a bigger shoe than me
  • The price of gas is scary. Not sure if we'll be taking a summer road trip because of it
  • My nephew leaves for basic training on April 3rd
  • After almost 3 years of being unemployed, my sister-in-law has a job
  • I should be working, but I'm playing around on the computer instead

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Voted Off

Yes!!! (cartwheel, a loud woohoo and a big smile)

She was voted off American Idol tonight.
Thank goodness.

Oh, can you tell I wasn't too crazy about
Karen Rodriguez?

Around our house we actually like quite a few contestants this year on Idol. I'm anxious to see who the top 10 will be this year. I have a feeling we will be planning to go to the concert if they come close enough like they have in years past. I can't wait for the tour schedule to be posted.

How about you? Are you watching AI this year?
If so, who's getting your vote(s)?

Monday, March 14, 2011

She's 12

My baby girl is 12.
Happy Birthday Olivia!

Just like that (snap of the fingers), she went from this

to this

A daughter is the happy memories of the past,

the joyful moments of the present,

and the hope and promise of the future.

~ Author Unknown

Friday, March 11, 2011


Tonight I am quarantined up in my bedroom. Why? Well, you see my daughter is having a sleep-over birthday party tonight with 11 of her friends.

I'm letting them enjoy themselves without a whole lot of parental interference. Yes, I have gone to check on them multiple times and yes, I'm asked to go back upstairs every time my daughter sees me.

The music has been loud, the singing has been loud, the conversation has been loud, etc. You get the picture. But right now, I wouldn't have it any other way. Ask me in the morning how I feel!

I'll post some pictures in a few days. In the meantime, pray for me...please!