Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Cape Fear Fair & Expo

So, being Isabella did not have school Monday, we decided to go to the county fair Sunday night. We had alot of fun! But omgosh.... $15.00 a person, even for her. Talk about breaking the bank, I can't imagine if I had to take more than just her and I... But that did include all the rides so... But I wasn't even sure if she would ride any so... But she absolutely loved them all! She even went on some bigger rides. A couple times the operators told me she wasn't big enough (she's a little thing) but since I was going too, they let her. She had a blast!

Halloween pics

So, I said I would post some pictures from Halloween. Here are a couple. I didn't dress up as Pink as I originally planned, long story, but I didn't dress up, period. But here's my University of North Carolina Cheerleader! The girl got so much candy! We had fun, this was the first year she really has enjoyed trick-or-treating.

And this is how I found her 5 minutes after I told her to brush her teeth.... in the bed, fast asleep, clothes and all. Guess the teeth didn't get brushed that night.

She likes me, She really likes me!

So, I received an award. Yes, me. The horrible blogger who can't seem to get it together and just do it.

"C" over at The Scattered Mind of a Tattooed Minivan Mom gave me this Kreativ Blogger Award. She's just great! She keeps me laughing every which way I turn. Go check her out and leave her lots and lots of comments and love! She is real and I've grown to love her ways! Like I said go check her out for yourself. If you don't believe me, just check out her thoughts on a Mister Linky vibrator. You know you can't resist checking her out now! Thank you "C" for being you and choosing me!

Kreativ Blogger Award

Now I have to list 6 things that make me happy and give this award out to 6 other bloggers. Since I'm in a very pissy mood tonight ~ Let's see what I can come up with...
1. for "C" because she makes me smile.
2. chocolate because it seems to make everything better, at least for the time being, then you
feel like crap for eating it and moan and groan about going to the gym.
3. my daughter, of course. She keeps me on my toes and my hair at wits end...
4. my health, because a year and a half ago I was a very sick chick!!! That's for another blog...
*Note to self* Get a move on this blogging stuff!
5. The fall weather
6. Good hair, because if nothing else is going my way this week, I know I have good hair.
~Passing To~
1. Spaghetti and Bagels because she is a spunky one!
2. Nana's Box because she's doing great things and bringing smiles to alot of people!
3. Spunky Teddy Graham because she simply trips a sista out!
4. Pineconeprim because she is so sweet and thoughtful!
5. Me & My Girls because she's down to earth and I like that!
6. Mom of 3 Crazy Kids because she's a teenager at heart and I sometimes think I am too!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm Not Crazy~Just Anti-Sane!

It's been a while since I have blogged. I have just felt SO incredibly overwhelmed with everything going on in my life and feel like all I would do is complain. I don't want to complain.

So, I took some time today (after lots of procrastination) and did a little Halloween thinking. My daughter wanted to be Hannah Montana for Halloween, then decided she wanted to be Glinda (the good witch from The Wizard of Oz).... You know what she is going to be? A cheerleader. ha ha... Is that bad? I had very little money so I had to make do. She had the cheerleader skirt and I went out and bought her a light blue t-shirt. I used iron-on letters to make it a University of NC (UNC) shirt. She had pom poms and I made some hair ribbons for her pig tails. Of course she'll be cute. I just hated that I couldn't do what "she" wanted to do. I spent a total of $9 on her costume.

I decided to go as Pink (the singer). I'm going to mohawk my hair and dye it pink. I'm wearing all black with a pink big belt, worn high. It should be fun.

So, that's it for my Halloween shopping. Pictures to follow this weekend. Wish me luck as I get totally stressed over stuff like this, doing it as a single parent just isn't as fun!!!!

**Note to self~blog about Nana's Box that I recieved for my mom. It is amazing!**

Friday, October 17, 2008

I've Been Tagged!!!!

I've been tagged by Me & My Girls for this little bit of fun.

So you get to learn about 7 weird or random facts about me:

1. My daughter's name (Isabella Dare) has a quirky story to it. Isabella came from Queen Isabel of Spain (who funded Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New Land) and Dare came from (Virginia Dare who was the first child born on the New Land *this was also my grandmother's name). And I am so NOT the history buff!!!
2. I drive a PT Cruiser. The weird thing about this one is, I have always hated PT Cruisers, they just look weird. But the price was right and I needed a new car (I just bought it a few weeks ago).
3. I have played the piano since I was 5 years old. Not many people know this fact about me.
4. I left my husband of 7 years but still love him dearly! If you read my blog you probably know that by now!
5. I am a certified Paralegal, not practicing. Actually, I'm in school for Accounting now. I think I'll be a student for life!
6. My hair is my outlet! ha ha It used to be down to my butt and blonde. I cut it to about 4 inches long; then about 1 inch long and Platinum blonde. Last year is was real short and black with firey red streaks in it. Now it is back to my natural color and cut into a stylish stacked bob - trying to grow the front out a few inches more - keeping the back short and stacked. But I struggle not to cut it and dye it some kind of crazy color. I love funky hair!
7. I have 4 tatoos. (1) back of my neck, butterfly (2) under wrist, cross (3) ankle, ladybug *Tina Bug* (4) calf, wings around Bella's name *my favorite*

Ok, so I don't know how well I did, so let me know! I didn't know what to put down...

So, now it's time to pass the weirdness/randomness along. I am tagging:

1. Farm Girl
2. Mom of 3 Crazy Kids
3. XO, Miss L2
4. Life of a Southern Belle
5. Spunkyteddygraham
6. Tropic of Mom
7. The Happy Homebody

Thursday, October 16, 2008

TAG.... I've tagged 5 of you out there!!!

I was reading April's blog over at Straight From the Heart and loved this so decided to do one of my own.
OK, here are the rules:Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal/blog along with these instructions. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Tag five other people to do the same.
This excerpt comes from the book "Fireproof" by Eric Wilson. It's an awesome book and just came out in the theaters as a GREAT movie!!! I recommend everyone reading and/or watching Fireproof. It is meaningful and touched my heart!
"That sounded like surrender, like giving up. But who was Caleb fooling? Marriage wasn't a game, some contest in which all the spoils went to the victor. This was supposed to be a joint venture, right? A partnership. And his partner wanted nothing to do with him."
Alright, so now I'm going to tag:
It's your turn!! HAVE FUN!!

Fall is Here!!!

A few weeks ago I went to Raleigh to visit family and friends. My daughter, sister-in-law, 3 month old nephew and I went to Hill Ridge Farms in Youngsville (20 minutes outside of Raleigh) and had a wonderful fall day!!!

~This is the view as you entered the Farm...

~I thought this guy just looked cool! He just stood in the little house observing everything.

~I would hate to make him mad!

~FALL COLORS!!!!! I love it!

~Another view of the Farm

~Who doesn't love a corn playground? We found corn in all kinds of places at bedtime that night!


~Baby Nash and Aunt NieNie

~Look closely! It's a huge slide!!! Everyone grab your burlap (sp?) sacks... and let's go!

~Thanksgiving Dinner???

~Haystack Mazes...

~Train Rides and Hay Rides...

~And pumpkins for EVERYONE!!!