Thursday, March 27, 2008

Jackson's Tooth

Jackson lost his second tooth yesterday. It was an ordeal pulling this one. I guess because last time he didn't know what to expect and this time he was worried. After it was pulled, he never cried or anything, but was excited! We absolutely HAD to pull it because the permanent tooth was growing behind it and I didn't even know it. I have never seen that before. The tooth fairy came and went and left him a whoping $2.00! haha

I also let him take a few pictures and these are what he took. They are of Lauren eating a grape popsicle.

Stimulus Payments

Ok, so I am copying off of Rosjuane, but I am still skeptical about this stimulus payment ordeal. I am excited on the one hand and not so much on the other due to the fact that the last time they did this, Chris and I received nothing and I know it wasn't because we made too much money. We had just gotten married not long before. Anywho, posted below is the payment schedule.

Stimulus Payment Schedule for Tax Returns Processed by April 15

Economic stimulus payments will be issued according to the last two-digits of the main filer's Social Security number. People who use direct deposit also will be among the first to receive the payments starting May 2. Paper checks will be put in the mail starting May 16.

Last two SSN digits:
Payment will be transmitted:
00 through 20
May 2
21 through 75
May 9
76 through 99
May 16

Last two SSN digits:
Payments will be mailed by:
00 through 09
May 16
10 through 18
May 23
19 through 25
May 30
26 through 38
June 6
39 through 51
June 13
52 through 63
June 20
64 through 75
June 27
76 through 87
July 4
88 through 99
July 11

People who file a return after April 15 will receive their economic stimulus payment, but probably about two weeks later than the schedule shows. A return must be filed by October 15 in order to receive a stimulus payment this year. See the online calculator for an estimate of the amount you will receive.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Bachelor

I don't know if I am late or what, but last week when Shayne said that she was an actors daughter, I wanted to look that up because there was something so familiar about her. I tried and tried and tried to find his pic from when he played the "dumb jock" in the movie Grease because it looks so much like her, but her dad is Lorenzo Lamas. hmmmm....She has played on General Hospital several times and has been in a couple of movies. Seems like more of a publicity stunt than wanting to find true love. Anywho, have a great Tuesday!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great Easter! I hope to post more in the next few days. So tired!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bring Andy Back!

Still not so impressed with our new Bachelor, Matt Jones. Maybe he will grow on me, but in the meantime, enjoy the new pic of Andy. I wish they would bring him back! haha He just got back from Iraq and someone caught him at a gas station with his shirt off in Hawaii. Oh la la! haha

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Deadline Today!

If you are interested in signing up for the swap, please send me your email by 7 p.m. tonight.

We still only have one person signed up.


Monday, March 17, 2008

Don't Forget!

Don't forget to sign up for the Spring Swap if interested. The deadline is this Wednesday. I only have one person signed up right now. Please participate!
Email me at: to sign up!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Swap Time!!

I couldn't wait any longer. We haven't done a swap in some time and I'm busting at the seams! haha So, the swap I am putting together is a Spring Swap!

There is no maximum to what you can send to your swap partner that reminds you and them of spring. Just shoot me an email at with your 5 favorite things from Spring along with your mailing address, email address and blog address if you have one, by Wednesday, March 19th.

All you have to do is send at least one thing that reminds your partner of Spring and one thing that reminds you of Spring. You can send more if you wish.

The deadline is to have them mailed to your partner by March 27th.

Happy Swapping!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My Kiddos

Saturday, the snow was melting and it was getting really yucky and muddy outside. I didn't want the kids to be any sicker than I knew they already would be so we played inside. The kids wore pajamas until like 2:00, which is highly unusual at my house. They played so well together and even wanted to pose for a few pics together! I love these moments and hope they grow up to be close. My brother is 14 years older than me and my sister is 10 years older than me so I was glad to have my children so close together in hopes they would have a close bond. My siblings were more like parents to me. Not so much now, but as I was growing up.

Last night, I got to keep Diesel. He is such a joy to be around. So happy and such a good baby. I can already see his cute little personality coming out. He loves Lauren and just smiles so big every time he sees her. He also loves to play under my coffee table! So cute!

Hope everyone is as excited as I am about The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars coming back next Monday. I hope this Matt guy grows on me, because he isn't very attractive to me in his promo photo. I didn't get a chance to watch the Where are they Now for The Bachelor lastnight, but rest assured, it is DVR'd and I will watch it before next week! I can't wait for The Bachelorette with Deanna to come on either! My husband gripes so much about our DVR's. We have one in the living room and one in our room and I am constantly recording something. He gripes because I watch EVERYTHING. I have dwindled through and cancelled some things, like Oprah's Big Give and Supernanny. There have to be sacrifices somewhere! haha

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Vote for Lauren

I entered Lauren in a little modeling type contest and she would win the "model" for Shelley Smith Photography for this year. please go here to vote.


Saturday, March 8, 2008

We finally got SNOW..Now it's gone

Can you believe that it snowed? Can you believe that it snowed 7 inches in Warren? Wow, it has been since 2000 since we had snow like this. Lauren and Jackson were super excited and it was special for Chris because it was his 30th birthday. He said he had NEVER had snow on his special day, it was normally hot! Of course, we will probably all be sick since it was 63 on Thursday and 32 on Friday with snow! So we went to our friends, Mike and Diana Nichols' house to play before Chris' party.
I know there are a lot of pictures, but we were excited. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
My backyard when the snow first started.

My rose tree when the snow first started.

As soon as we got to Mike and Diana's, Joseph threw a snowball at Jackson.

This is the first snow that Lauren can remember and she was sooo excited!

Me and Chris and I'm so white that I blend in!

Mike and Chris during the snowy mess.

Our house around 5 p.m. It didn't quit snowing until like 10 p.m.

Very rare for South Arkansas to have this kind of blizzard like weather!!

Chris, the kids and Mike trying to make the biggest snowman. Even with all the snow melted today, that snowman is still there in fine form!

Time to take a break by the fire!

Josh trying to make a really big snowball.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

Well, today is my wonderful hubby's 30th birthday! I can't believe that I have been with him since he was 18! We have shared so many memories together and I can't wait to spend the rest of his birthdays with him!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and lets pray that the snow sticks! (Lauren has never really seen snow!)

Monday, March 3, 2008

Our Weekend

You guys know how I like to post about what I have done over the weekend! I wanted to post this morning like I normally do, but my pics were only posted to my laptop and I have just now had time to post. It is 11:51 p.m. and I am no where near sleepy. I don't know what my deal is lately with not being able to sleep. Any suggestions? So...I'm watching Big Brother After Dark on Showtime and looking on ebay, where I found and just purchased this adorable Strawberry Comforter Set for Lauren. She loves Strawberry Shortcake and since I'm not much into "character" things, I thought this would be a happy medium. Cuteness for me and strawberries for her!
On Saturday night, we had Mike and Diana over to grill and so the kids could play. I took some snapshots of their little girl Kaylee. She is just so cute! She will be 2 years old in April. She is such a joy to be around!

On Sunday, it was so pretty so I took the kids to the park to play after lunch (see the Koolaid mustache on Lauren). They had a lot of fun!

Hope everyone else had a great weekend also!