Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

I hope everyone has a very safe and happy New Year tonight. And, a wonderful 2007. I'll be sitting home ringing in the New Year. Michael has to work. Luckily, I have some adult beverages I can consume after the kids go to bed. I'm going to bake a New Year cake today for the kids. I get to try out my new baking pans I got for Christmas! LOL

Damn!! Titans 23 Patriots 40

Well, it was a fun year overall. The Titans couldn't get it done today. We lost to the Patriots while 2 of the 3 things that needed to happen with other teams happened. Cincinnati lost to the Steelers and Jacksonville lost to Kansas City. What is really going to be frustrating is if San Francisco beats Denver. *SIGH* I guess I'll pull for the Broncos now. I like their rookie QB, Jay Cutler. He played college ball at Vandy. It'd be nice to see him go to the playoffs in his rookie year. I also have a UGA boy on the team(Champ Bailey). Micheal will be pulling for the Ravens since Steve McNair went there when he left the Titans, but I just can't bring myself to pull for the Ravens for any reason.

I really tried not to get my hopes up about us getting into the playoffs, but it didn't work. We were playing so well and winning against huge odds. Heck, we overcame a 0-5 start to the year. We ended the season 8-8 which while isn't great it isn't bad considering our start. And, it was even good enough for us to still be in the playoff hunt the last week of the season.

I'd like to thank the Titans and Coach Fisher for a very entertaining year. I've had a blast watching. I'm definitely looking forward to the next few years. VY is going to be so much fun to watch. I have high hopes for the years to come. I'll be counting the days until next season.

EDITED TO ADD: You've got to be kidding me!! All 3 scenarios with the other teams that needed to happen for us to get in the playoffs HAPPENED!!!! Only thing is.........we needed to win and we didn't. Well hell!!

Freshman QB referenced by NFL announcers

I'm sitting here watching my Tennessee Titans and the guys announcing the game just referenced my Dawgs QB, Matthew Stafford. Last night Stafford had a very good fake hand off play where he held the ball on his hip for what seemed like forever. Then he threw a completed pass. It was a great play. Well, the NFL announcers just made reference to it while talking about a fake by the Patriots. Pretty cool if you ask me. Stafford getting some notice as a freshman even if it is just from the announcers. I'm sure he is getting some notice from others too though. He really is going to be an awesome QB.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl~UGA v. Virginia Tech

Okay kids I am going to try this live blogging thing. I will be watching the football game and blogging about the good, the bad, and the ugly. We will see how it goes. Hopefully I won't get bored with it or so frustrated with my Dawgs that I give up.

7:15~UGA kicks off to VT. VT starts their drive on their own 23. On their second play from scrimmage they get a 15 yard personal foul penalty. They go 3 and out.

7:19~UGA's Lumpkin (6) runs for 23 yards on 2nd down. They are now at the VT 40.

7:24~UGA kicks a field goal. Score UGA 3 VT 0.

7:29~Darn!! VT called time out. Wish they didn't. The snap was over the QB's head and UGA picked it up. Would have been an easy TD. *SIGH*

7:37~VT punts to UGA. UGA starts at their own 9 yard line. Not a very good return for us, but it was a 50 yard punt for VT.

7:41~Not a good possession for us. We go 3 and out and have to punt from our own end zone. Great punt 49 yards and -1 on the return. Still good field position for VT though.

7:48~Damn!! Stafford throws and interception deep in our territory (our 17 yard line). Come on defense lets hold them to 3. Ticky tack personal foul call on us too.

7:55~Double Damn! VT scores a TD on 4th down. Score UGA 3 VT 7

8:02~Our offense is not playing well at all. Now our special teams isn't working well either. VT almost returned the punt for a TD. It was a 54 yard kick and a 54 yard return. Geez, we may have well just gave them the ball and forget about kicking it to them. I need a rolly eye emoticon.

8:11~Officials reverse call on the field and call a nonTD a TD. Yeah, they probably would have gotten it on the next play, but that's not the point. Score UGA 3 VT 14. Ugh! I'm biting my nails. Freakin' football!

8:17~Dropped balls.........dropped balls.............dropped balls! That would be the story so far. Does this surprise anyone? As for the 3rd down play........Stafford sacked. Man oh man this is getting ugly.

8:21~Fuck! (sorry mom) VT scores another TD on a 53 yard pass play. Score UGA 3 VT 21. Told you this was getting ugly.

8:26~Ugh, another 3 and out. We keep giving them good field position. I sure hope they can make some adjustments during half time or it's going to be a very long night.

8:29~Half time................finally!

9:13~Sorry folks. Weird things were happening with blogger and I couldn't edit my posts. We still aren't playing well on offense, but Coutu just kicked a 51 yard field goal. Score UGA 6 VT 21

9:15~WOOHOO! Onside kick by UGA and recovered by UGA on our 48. Okay boys lets get a TD!!

9:21~Another dropped pass. This has been a problem all year.

9:23~TOUCHDOWN UGA!!! About time!! Score UGA 13 VT 21

9:30~Okay my boys start of the 4th quarter. This one is ours. Let's take this baby home!! (VT has the ball still though.)

9:35~UGA intercepted the ball!! VT got a personal foul penalty on top of it. UGA gets the ball on VT 43. Huge pass play............Milner tackled on 2 yard line!! Let's go boys!!!

9:39~TOUCHDOWN UGA!! Lumpkin runs it in. Going for it!! Score UGA 21 VT 21

9:44~VT fumbles...........recovered by UGA. We get the ball on VT 19!!!!

9:45~Dammit!! Another dropped pass. Would have been a TD. That is 7 for the night!

9:47~Ugh!! Had to go for a field goal. Damn dropped passes!! Score UGA 24 VT 21 Come on defense lets hold them now and get that ball back.

9:53~UGA intercepts and is down on the 1 foot line!! WOOHOO!!!!! Our defense is kicking butt...ummm bottom (can't say "butt" in our house or the 3 year old gets upset. LOL) right now!!

9:57~Dammit why throw on 3rd down when you are inches from the goal line? Okay, redemption. We went for it on 4th down and TOUCHDOWN UGA!!! Score UGA 31 VT 21

10:04~Another ticky tack penalty on us. It was a pass interference call, but the offensive player pushed off. It should have been offensive pass interference.

10:06~VT throws another interception!! This time we will start on our own 10 yard line! Still..........WOOHOO!!!! They didn't score!!

10:12~What a horrible punt! It was 16 yards b/c of a bad snap. VT gets really good field position. Okay defense lets hold them here...............please!

10:16~VT kicks a field goal. Score UGA 31 VT 24 Now we need for our offense to get some first downs. Plus, we need to watch for an onside kick here..................yep and UGA gets it!

10:26~UGA gets the ball back with 5 seconds left on the clock!!

10:27~FINAL SCORE........UGA 31 VT 24

Whew, this was more difficult than I thought it was going to be. LOL This was a pretty good the 2nd half!! This is the biggest comeback for a UGA team under Coach Richt. We scored 28 unanswered points in the 2nd half. This is also the first time in UGA history that we have beat 3 consecutive ranked opponents! Go Dawgs..........go Dawgs...........go Dawgs!!

Thoughts on today's Chick-fil-A Bowl

I'm a little nervous. I hate that there is so much time between the last game of the season and the bowl game. UGA's last game was on November 25 so it's been over a month since they've been on the field. They were playing pretty well there at the end and with this long of a break I'm afraid they are going to lose their rhythm. I guess the good thing is that Virginia Tech is in the same boat. It's sure to be a pretty ugly game at least in the beginning. I think once they settle down (both teams) it should be a good game.

What are you thoughts on the game or do you even care? LOL I know I have a couple UGA fans who read this very random blog, but there are several others who couldn't care less. (Can't even imagine that though!! LOL)

SEC Bowl results

We have 9 teams in bowl games this year. I may have to do some research to see how many teams the other conferences have in the post season. I'm thinking that 9 out of 12 is pretty high. I know we are the best and toughest conference to play in, but I just wonder how our bowl season stacks up to others. If you already know this answer please feel free to leave me a comment.

EDITED WITH ABOVE INFORMATION: The SEC leads the league with 9 teams in bowl games. We are followed closely by the ACC and Big 12 who both have 8 teams. Then comes the Big 10 and Pac-10 with 7. Conference USA and the Big East both have 5 while WAC and MWC come in with 4. The 2 conferences with the least are MAC with 3 and Sun Belt with 2. Oh, and Notre Dame and Navy are not members of any confernece. So, again we find out that the SEC is the best conference. We already knew that though, didn't we? ;-)

Alabama lost to Oklahoma State in the Independence Bowl 34-41

Kentucky beat Clemson in the Music City Bowl 28-20

South Carolina beat Houston in the Liberty Bowl 44-36

Georgia beats Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl 31-24

Tennessee lost to Penn State in the Outback Bowl 20-10 (bad for the SEC, but hee hee UT lost!)

Auburn beat Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl 17-14

Arkansas lost to Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl 17-14

LSU beat Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl 41-14

Florida beats Ohio State in the BCS National Championship 41-14 (damn the hated Gators won, but..............yay THE Ohio State University lost!! I hate that I have to hear about the damn Gators being National Champs for an entire year, but I'm glad th SEC pulled this one out.We apparently aren't very good as a conference, but hey who can dispute the butt kicking of last night? We'll still get no respect next year. *SIGH*)

Right now we are sitting at 6-3. I'll update as the games happen.

Friday, December 29, 2006

2006 recap

(thanks for the idea Aisby)

January~Ari turned 1 (Where does the time go?)
February~Bon Jovi concert on Valentine's Day (thanks Honey! It is always a great V-Day gift!)
March~Spring Break on Amelia Island
April~Testing month for my first graders (very busy at school with last minute reviewing and preparations)
May~Last month of school before summer break (WOOHOO!)
June~Joshua turned 3 (finally sold the house in Murfreesboro)
July~Moved into our apartment and vacation on Amelia Island
August~Back to school (Summer just seems to go by so quickly)
September~My birthday
October~Fall Break and my girls' weekend in Blue Ridge, GA and mom came to watch the kids (annual weekend with my best friends in a mountain kids or husbands allowed)
November~Thanksgiving on Amelia Island (are you beginning to see a pattern here?)
December~Michael's birthday and Christmas on Amelia Island (oh and we were robbed.......not a fun thing to have happen)

Overall it was a pretty good year. I'm looking forward to 2007.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

On with the show!

Okay, no more about the break in. I've made all the calls I need to make and talked to everyone I needed to talk to. I'm moving on now.

Our vacation was wonderful. We were on Amelia Island in Florida. I grew up there and my family is all still there. It was great seeing my mom. I really miss her. We did some shopping of course. LOL I think we opened presents 3 or 4 times altogether. The kids loved it. We will open presents one more time at least. Christian is coming over on his next day off. Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures of the them opening their presents. They were very excited though. Joshua loved his big boy bicycle and even wears his helmet. Ari loved her baby and stroller. I don't think she has stopped playing with it yet. They baby is almost as big as she is, but she doesn't care.

It took us almost 12 hours to get home yesterday. Traffic in Atlanta was horrible as usual. This time, though, we got caught on both the north side and the south side. When we unpacked the car last night we just piled everything in the living room. Talk about a huge mess!! So, today has been very busy. We've cleaned out the living room (now the kids' rooms are a mess! LOL) and I've started laundry. The kitchen and bar are still a disaster, but they can wait awhile. I had to go grocery shopping this morning since there was absolutely nothing in this house to eat. The kids were starving of course. Michael had to go to work today so now I have the kids down for naps and I'm playing on the computer. I should be continuing to clean, but it's just not happening now. The living room is clean so that will do for now. LOL

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was good to you. If you want to see the pictures Michael did take just click here. There are some pretty good shots and please ignore the pictures of me. They are not the good shots!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

It's always nice to come home to.......

a house that has been broken into....................NOT!! We got home from Florida today to find that we had been robbed!! Yep, some shithead petty thief broke into our house and took my jewelry and a jar of coins. They left the tv and all the dvds, the dvd player, and stereo. They just searched in our bedroom. The kids' rooms were untouched thankfully. I've had an officer here to take the report and now the crime scene guy is here taking finger prints. As much as I watch CSI I never even dreamed that they would be in my house taking prints. LOL I've also had the maintenance guy here fixing our sliding glass door. It's been a busy night. I've just now gotten to eat dinner. It is 11pm. We drove for 12 hours home so I'm completely exhausted. I think I'm handling it pretty well though. I'm a little nervous, but I think I'm more ticked off to tell the truth. How dare someone come into my house and go through my things!! It just pisses me off!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Merry Christmas!!

I would just like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We leave tomorrow for Amelia Island and I don't know if we are taking the laptop. There may be no updates for about a week.

I'll be sure to update with Christmas pictures when I return. I hope everyone has a great holiday and stay safe and warm.

What the heck is up with my daughter?

The last few nights she has not wanted to go to bed. She has been up until 10pm or later. Her bedtime is 6:30pm and I've put her down at that time each night. She just doesn't stay in bed. I have to put her back to bed a dozen or more times each night until she finally falls asleep. Why has she turned into a night owl? This is not a good thing. Mommy isn't a night owl!! I really hope that this changes really really soon.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

WOOHOO!! I'm free!!

Well, for 2 weeks anyway. Today was the last day of school until January 3. Actually, the teachers have to be back on the second for a workday, but I consider that a "free" day kids! I really needed this break. I was getting incredibly stressed out. I know that most of it was just the last week before Christmas break is horrible. The kids are so excited that it's hard to get them to concentrate on anything. Either way, I needed this break.

Tomorrow will be a busy day. I have to take the kids for haircuts, wrap the remaining presents, clean the house really well, clean out the van (so we have room for the presents, luggage, and dog), pack our stuff, oh......and do laundry. Geez, I just keep thinking of things I have to do.

Luckily, I'm finished shopping. Well, except for 3 people. I know what I am getting them though. I just haven't picked the stuff up yet. I won't see them until after Christmas so I'll just wait to do that.

I'm going to need a vacation from my vacation!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Some days I hate my job

I can't go into it, but there really are days that I hate my job. These days are seldom due to my kids and this time is no different. I'll leave it up to you to figure out just who caused it today. I left with a migraine again today.

I'm a snowman

You Are a Snowman

Friendly and fun, you enjoy bringing holiday cheer to everyone you know!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

This makes me so sad

One of the missing climbers on Mt. Hood was found dead today. I can't even imagine what their families are going through right now. The not knowing would drive me crazy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

My kids are mesmerized! They are both sitting in front of the television with eyes glued to Good 'Ol Charlie Brown. It's good to know that the Christmas shows I loved as a kid have stood the test of time. I'm loving watching them with my kids now.

Tomorrow is his birthday! (12/18)

Happy Birthday Honey!! I love you! Sorry you have to work, but hopefully you will enjoy the cake before you have to go in.

They did it again! 24-17

The Titans won! This time, though, it wasn't the offense. The defense scored 3 touchdowns!! We returned 2 interceptions for touchdowns as well as a fumble! It was incredibly fun to watch. The announcers kept talking about how the Jags offense was dominating, but heck they only scored 17 pts and had 4 turnovers.......with 3 of them returned all the way. Yeah, they kept the ball for 44.22 minutes as opposed to our 15.38 minutes, but hey when you have a defense who is returning turnovers for touchdowns I guess your offense doesn't need to be on the field much. LOL

Okay, I'm looking at some of the stats and I can't believe that with these two teams and the animosity between them there was only 1 penalty in the entire game!! I even remember what it was. It was a face mask penalty on the Jags....the 15 yard variety. That really amazes me. I don't think I've watched a game with only 1 penalty in a very long time............if ever.

Good job guys! Y'all are definitely making this season fun to watch!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The never ending week

I swear this has been the longest week. My 1st graders are driving me completely batty. This is the absolute worst week of the entire school year. Worse even than the week before summer vacation. The kids are way too excited to sit still. I left school on Monday with the worst migraine. I just knew I was going to be sick. Drinking a Coke didn't even work and that usually fixes me right up. I had to come home, take some medicine, and lie on the couch. I put Star Wars in the DVD player and let the kids watch that while I slept. I knew that it would keep them occupied and quiet while the medicine did it's job. I think today was actually the first day I left school without a headache. Bad thing is I have one more day this week. We will be in school 2 days next week, but they really aren't "teaching" days. We will be doing fun activities and watching some Christmas movies. I won't need to keep their attention for academic reasons really.

Okay, I think I'm done rambling now. ;-)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I finally did it...........100 things.

I can't believe I actually found 100 things to say. LOL It's pretty boring so read at your own risk.

1. I'm married with 2 kids.
2. I dated my husband for 6 years before we got married.
3. I teach 1st grade.
4. Teaching is not my original degree.
5. I have a BA degree in Speech Communications.
6. I graduated from UGA (blog name gives that away! LOL)
7. My second degree (teaching) comes from Middle Tennessee State.
8. I moved to Nashville because while on vacation I fell in love with the city.
9. I met my husband at our place of work when I first moved to Nashville.
10. I used to live on Amelia Island and hope to get back one day.
11. I have 3 best friends and they all live in different states (FL, GA, MI).
12. Fall is my favorite time of year.
13. My favorite sound is the laughter of my children.
14. UGA football is my passion and has been for longer than I can remember.
15. I have a tattoo. It's the face of a white tiger on my right hip.
16. I want another one. This time I want the UGA "G" in the small of my back.
17. I have an English Bulldog from the Uga line (her name is Georgia.....what else.)
18. I talk to my mom almost daily.
19. I hate shopping unless I can go with my mom.
20. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister.
21. I love spending time with my extended family.
22. I'm addicted to blogging and message boards.
23. I have naturally red hair although it's not all that red anymore.
24. I've never colored my hair other than highlights.
25. I have to shower at night before I go to bed.
26. I have to shave my legs every night.
27. I collect snowmen for Christmas.
28. I had braces in high school.
29. I went to 2 different elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 3 high schools. (no, we were not military)
30. I got engaged on top of Stone Mountain.
31. I love to go to sporting events.
32. My favorite sport is football.
33. I hate basketball.
34. I have more male friends than female friends.
35. I spent 2 weeks in Australia. I really want to go back!
36. I snorkled on the Great Barrier Reef.
37. I spent 2 weeks in Scotland. I want to got back there too. We didn't get to see Nessie! ;-)
38. I want to go on an African safari.
39. I love to watch tv.
40. I hate reality tv (except Dancing With the Stars)
41. I love music.
42. I listen mostly to country now, but I love the 50s rock and 80s hair bands.
43. Bon Jovi is my all time favorite.
44. I'm fashion deficient. Give me my jeans and t-shirt or sweatshirt.
45. I seldom "fix" my hair. It gets pulled back in a pony tail more often than not.
46. I have no musical talent.........none.
47. The above does not stop my from singing in the car or the shower........or to my kids.
48. I hate to cook, but........
49. I love to bake.
50. My grandmother taught me how to quilt. I made my first one at 14 and my cousin (who I made it for) still has it.
51. I'm really a closet red neck (shhh, don't tell anyone...........especially my husband)
52. I've gone hunting.
53. I love to fish.
54. I can't really swim, but I love the water.
55. I've been an arms length from a 6 foot, it wasn't at an aquarium. I was swimming in the ocean!
56. When I first went to college I couldn't sleep at night b/c I couldn't hear the ocean waves. I had to buy a CD.
57. My favorite colors are red, blue, and green.
58. I have to have a fan going when I sleep.
59. I don't like peppermint candies, but I love candy canes (yeah, I know)
60. My quilty pleasure tv movies usually have Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in them. (again.........shhhhh!)
61. Coloring relaxes me as does putting together puzzles.
62. The thing I miss most about my house is the's freakin' cold in the winter without it!!
63. I love snow, but not really cold temps without it.
64. I love rain.
65. I love Disney movies (my favorite is Little Mermaid)
66. I was in therapy once a week for 2 years during my Junior and Senior year of college (every Thursday at 10am. I scheduled my classes around it. Maggie was my savior at that time)
67. I would still be in therapy if I could afford it (thankfully UGA had free mental health benefits).
68. I tend to keep my more negative feelings (when it comes to me) to myself. I'm very vocal if someone hurts my friends or family, but I'll keep it to myself if I'm hurt.)
69. I hate to fight (yeah, goes against everything you've ever heard about a redhead I know.........I do have a temper though and once I reach that out!)
70. I have a thing for men who can sing and quarterbacks. LOL (No, my husband is neither! LOL)
71. I have a shoe thing..............I have more shoes than I really want to think about! (and I used to laugh at my mom b/c she had so many!)
72. My favorite drinks are sweet tea and Coke.
73. I feel guilty if I take a day of work b/c I'm sick, but not so if I take a day b/c the kids are sick.
74. I don't always love my job.
75. I'm lazy. (may be why I love the computer so much.................takes real little effort on my part.)
76. I actually like my step son. (not all step parents do ya know............I learned that first hand)
78. I'm a country girl at heart. I'd love to live on a ranch somewhere (Montana without the bears and cougars)
79. I want to visit every NFL football stadium and watch the home team play.
80. I love to read...........nothing too brain taxing though. Give me a good romance anyday!
81. I love being pregnant..........even with gestational diabetes.
82. I hate to clean house..............see above..........I'm lazy.
83. I love to dance. I miss it a lot. I think that is what I miss most about college. We used to go dancing at the Country Rock Cafe at least 3 days a week in Athens and I took ballroom dance classes even after I satisfied my PE credit.
84. I have to drive when we go on a trip. I get annoyed if anyone else isn't driving fast enough for me. LOL
85. I enjoy it when my husband reads to me. He usually does this in the car when I am driving!
86. My favorite play is Phantom of the Opera...............Lion King is pretty close now though.
87. I have a fabulous red dress hanging in my closet that is my incentive to lose weight..........unfortunately it's been in there for about 3 years. *SIGH*
88. I sometimes resent not having the money to do the things or buy the things I want.
89. I want a Harley.
90. I'm a pick up truck kinda girl. I really really want a full size Dodge Ram Quadcab...........Silver.
91. I'd be happy being a stay at home mom.
92. I'd rather have plain yellow cake (no frosting) than chocolate.
93. I worry that I'm not being a good mommy (or wife, or daughter, or sister)
94. I love musicals (Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is my favorite.........thanks Nicol!)
95. I miss my grandparents everyday (my son is named after my grandfather)
96. I daydream a lot.
97. I'm not a board game player. I do like the loud obnoxious games though.
98. My toenails are always painted red, but I seldom or never paint my fingernails.
99. I actually bite my nails during football season.
100. I don't like to have my picture made.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Send a "Thank You" to a soldier

Just click here to send a postcard to a soldier overseas. It's free and I'm sure greatly appreciated by those who receive them. I know I love to get mail here at home so I could imagine how much the soldiers so far from home enjoy getting it.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Make your own snowflake

Go ahead click here to go make your own. It's fun..........and addicting!

Welcome back to Texas Vince!!

How 'bout them Titans!!!

What? Did you think you would get through more than a week with no football talk? It's still football season, isn't it? LOL

Welcome home Vince!! Great game my boys! I was worried there for a little while, but our fearless leader lead us to victory once again. I think it was fitting that he run for the winning touchdown. It was, after all, his homecoming. I have to wonder where this team would be if we would have started Vince at the beginning of the season. He sure is fun to watch and the team seems to have a lot of confidence in him. It looks like they are having so much fun these days. I'm excited about the coming years.

Some stats from today's game.

Vince was 19 of 29 for 218 yards, 1 interception, 7 rushes for 86 yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. He was spreading the ball around again throwing to 8 different receivers. Drew Bennett was the leading receiver with 6 catches for 113 yards. The leading rusher was Travis Henry with 20 carries for 88 yards.

And, the other game of interest for me today was Jags/Colts. Colts lost! WOOHOO!! They lost big too (44-17). The Colts defense is horrible. The gave up 375 yards of rushing! Even Peyton couldn't keep them in the game with that kind of defense. I like Dan Marino's take on the situation. He says that the Colts have a "drug" problem. "They are being drug up one side of the field and drug down the other." LOL Seems to fit.

Ari is in underwear today

Oh my!! I decided to try it today. It has been my plan all along to start potty training her over Christmas break anyway, but I figured I'd see what happened today. So far so good. No accidents, but she hasn't gone on the potty yet either. I'll be putting her in a diaper for nap time of course, but I'm going to try to keep her in underwear all day.

*SNIFF* *SNIFF* My baby is growing up.

Kids and Christmas trees

Ugh!! Our Christmas tree has been up for a week now. It seems that in the last 2 days my children have been messing with it more than they did when I first put it up. You would think that it would be more interesting to them in the beginning. It is looking kinda pitiful right now with bare spots where Ari has taken ornaments off and Joshua has tried to put them back. Only problem is that he is putting them back in different spots or trying to put them higher so Ari can't reach them. *SIGH*

Friday, December 08, 2006

Christmas shopping

So, how far have you gotten on your Christmas list? I'm almost done, thankfully. I have a couple more things to get for Michael (Yes, Honey, I know you told me not to get you anything else.) and something for a couple other people. The kids are done though. Mom wants me to pick up something for one of my nephews that she can't seem to find in Florida. We are drawing names for extended family and I'll get those names this weekend so hopefully I can get it knocked out completely in the next couple days.

Oww! Oww! Oww!! Hand cramp!

I just sat down and addressed our Christmas cards. Boy do we need a printer. Then, I could just type them in and print them out. Alas, we don't have one that works so I have to hand write them all out. That was 51 total cards. Luckily I had address labels for the return address even though they have our old address. At that point I really didn't care if it was the wrong address. LOL At least it is done and now all I have to do is go mail them. That is usually the hardest part for me.......finding the time to stop at the post office and buy stamps. I'm making it a priority for tomorrow. I'll let you know if it actually gets done! LOL

Ah, the childhood memories!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman

I just sat down with my 3 year old to watch both of these shows. Man do they bring back lots of memories of Christmases past! They are just as good now as they were when I was a kid. Or, maybe I'm just seeing them through the eyes of my kids. Joshua loved Rudolph. Every time a commercial would come on he would tell me that he wanted Rudolph back. He liked Frosty too. He thought that the magician was very mean and needed a time out. LOL I'm glad that he likes these shows. This is the first year we have watched them together and I hope to make it a holiday tradition.

We watched Frosty Returns too. This one is bad...........really bad! Tonight was the first time I'd seen it and I have to say that I think it will be the last. It didn't hold Joshua's interest either. Did I say that it was really really bad? No..........really!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I want to go to Alaska

If for no other reason than to see this......Aurora Borealis.

Ain't she purty?

"I can smell them! Where are they? I know they are here somewhere!"

"Ah ha!! There they are! Should I chase them?"

The love of my life

I'm not sure how I got so lucky, but I'm thankful that I did. The more I talk to people online and in real life or the more stories I read in the news I realize just how wonderful my husband is. He loves me without measure and he treats me like I'm the most precious thing in his world. He isn't perfect, but it doesn't matter. He is perfect for me. I love him more than I know how to express and I just hope that he knows that.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Petty Rant! Feel free to ignore.

I HATE being sick! I knew it was pretty much inevitable since 4 out of the 5 daycare teachers had it and then Ari got it last Thursday. I figured we would have a really rough weekend with my or Joshua or both getting it. Didn't happen though. Noooo!! I got sick yesterday afternoon. I've thrown up 3 times (yeah I know you wanted to know that) and I had to stay home from work today. If I have to be sick why couldn't it have been the weekend? I can't afford to miss work. Now I'm afraid Joshua is going to get it this week and I'll have to miss another day of work. UGH!!!


Sunday, December 03, 2006

Man of the house?

Who do you think that would be in my house? Depends on the subject. LOL My wonderful husband has an idea. Go read it. Those who know me well will totally agree! LOL

Bowl Game Announcements for 2006

BCS Championship Game~Ohio State v. Florida (Can I just say.......BLECH!!!! I HATE the damn Gators!! I would have much rather seen Michigan play Ohio State. At least then I would have a team to root for. I just can't root for the damn Gators for any reason and I don't much like OSU either. I'm not going to enjoy this year's Championship game. I guess I should be happy that USC isn't playing again.)

My beloved Dawgs are going to the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta against Virginia Tech. This will be played on December 30 at 7pm CST. I know what I'll be doing that night!

For a complete list of the bowl games click here.

More football.

Titans 20 Colts 17

WOOOOOOHOOOOOO! I'm impressed. I'm lovin' young Vince Young!! He was my pick for us in the draft and I was so excited when the Titans made that pick. I have a feeling that the next few years are going to be fun!!

Today, Vince was 15 of 25 for 163 yards with 2 interceptions. He ran 9 times for 78 yards. Man is he fun to watch! He threw to 10 different receivers! Wow, talk about spreading the ball around. Heck, even Pacman caught a pass and no it wasn't an interception! He was playing on offense and it was for a 17 yard gain. For the win, Rob Bironas kicked a 60 yard (yes, you read that right.....60 yards!) field goal with 7 seconds left in the game. That tied him with 3 others for 4th longest field goal in the league. Impressive. It was also his career longest. Congrats to him. It was a fun game. I always enjoy seeing Peyton Manning lose a game. You know, being a Bulldog and all. LOL

Now I get to watch another rookie QB get his first NFL start. I'm pulling for Jay Cutler in tonight's Seattle/Denver game. He played really well in the preseason, but let's see how he does in a real game.

Saturday, December 02, 2006!!

I didn't think I'd have any interest in football today since my beloved Dawgs aren't playing, but dang I'm having fun!!

1. Georgia Tech lost the ACC Championship to Wake Forest! He! He! He!
2. USC lost to UCLA! He! He! He!
3. The hated Gators are in a fight for the the SEC Championship. GOOOO Arkansas!! I'll update this one later. UPDATE: Damn! The hated Gators pulled it out. I guess I couldn't win them all today. Sure does suck though.
4. I'm even watching Oklahoma v. Nebraska. I don't really care who wins this one though.

Ahhhh, I love college football!! It's always exciting. Makes me sad that we are coming to the end of another season. *SIGH*

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ugh, sick again!

Well, sickness has once again invaded our home. *SIGH* Ari was up all night throwing up. Poor girl. My wonderful husband sums it up pretty well here.

Larry Munson is the best play caller ever!!

I just got to watch a clip of UGAs winning touchdown against Tech complete with Munson making the call. I found the link at The Bulldawg Blawg. It's great! I loved hearing it live, but it's even better seeing AND hearing it. I miss being able to do both. Here in the land of the hated Orange we can't get Munson even when we play in the state. I guess their (UT and Vandy) play callers don't want the competition! LOL Everybody knows Larry is the best!!

Here is the clip if you care to watch! I highly recommend it!!

Things I've done

Things You've Done, bold the things you’ve done and post. Here are mine:

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise

14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse of the moon.
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country

44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart

111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life