Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Giddy Up...

This weekend we headed to Georgetown for the Harborwalk Festival.  All of Front Street was blocked off and there were street vendor and activities for all ages.  B enjoyed the cold Budweiser, I loved the funnel cake and MC was all about the pony ride.  

She loves horses!  Our neighbor has 12 of them, so we see horses everyday.  Her Uncle Pate (one of the boys) gave her a stuffed animal pony which sleeps with her every night, she even has a little blanket she tucks it in with.  Basically the point I am getting to is that she is border lined obsessed with horses/ponies.

B walked beside her while she held on the saddle with 4 fingers, please look at that grip.  I don't see barrel racing in her future until she holds on a little tighter!  The whole time she was on the pony she was saying "giddy up"!  

Here are the little moments and special people in our live that keep us laughing, loving and living!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

AMP vs. Sooty Mold

Today I started a battle against the sooty mold on my Myer Lemon Tree.  Last year B and I bought a small Myer Lemon Tree and a lime tree.  They were about 10" tall when we bought them.  Now I kid you not they are at least 3.5 feet tall.  The lime tree is so full I can't get my arms around it.  I love these two plants, they spent the whole winter in my bathtub so the cold would not kill them!

I noticed about a month ago that the lemon tree's grow has slowed and then I spotted the sooty mold for the first time.  At that point in time I thought it was mud that a heavy rain had splattered on it (I think I was in denial).  Finally last night I decided to Google this black stuff, that I was starting to think was going to me the death of my lemon tree.  Much to my surprise it a pretty common issue, it is sooty mold.  The mold supposedly does not kill the tree however if it is not removed it causes the plant to not be able to absorb the sun which then causes the plant to die (so pretty much if you ignore it, it will kill your plant).  

So this morning after super hot workout with Palmetto Fit Club, I went to Possum's (the local plant chemical store) and found out what I needed to go to war against the Sooty mold.  $25 later I was armed with an organic mold and mildew remover and a spray bottle.  So when I got home I started round one of AMP vs. Sooty Mold.  I have full intentions of kicking this mold's butt, I will keep you updated as the battle continues on!

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Hunt is OVER!!!!!

Ever since I found out I was prego with Baby #2 (she does have a name and great one at that, but we are keeping it a secret!) I have been on the hunt for a double Bob Revolution Stroller.  I have a single for MC right now and it is the best jogger ever, I use it for running but also for everyday.  They are expensive but worth every penny,  still I was having a hard time paying close to $700 dollars for it.  This resistance to spend $700 and frankly the lack off that amount of extra cash just laying around with out a use is where my quest for a good used one for less than $375 started.  

I kid you not that I was on Craigslist and eBay almost everyday for 4 months.  I was so obsessed with finding a good deal I started looking in cities where we had a friend so if it came down to it I could beg and plead with them to do me a huge favor of messing with the Craigslist posting.  Our friend Steven even was on the hunt with me.  He was willing to drive where ever he needed to as long as I paid his gas.  

Well it was last Friday when I located "IT", the navy blue clean double Bob for $350 only catch it was in Albuquerque, NM.  Thanks so our good friends Erin and Joey who live there, it is now MINE!!!!!  Now I know you are thinking well that is great, but how in the hell are you getting back to you in South Carolina.  Well let me tell you....Erin and Joey are both from the Carolinas and are coming in July with their 2.5 year old.  They are going to use it as their stroller when they fly and gate side checking it so there is no shipping!  

Oh I love it when I plan comes together and when persistance pays off!!  Here's to saving some cash and to the little moments in life that keep you laughing, loving and living!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Great List

I was in the Doctor's office yesterday waiting to be seen.  The magazine selection was not the greatest, I love to catch up on my pop culture normally, but the March issue of Parenting was all I could find.  While flipping through I came across this list "4 Ways Kids are Like Pizza".  

I don't have a fancy SmartPhone so in case the picture is too small to read, here is the list:

4 Ways Kids are Like Pizza
  1. Delivery takes much longer than 30 minutes.
  2. They're often quite saucy.
  3. They're frequently crusty.
  4. Even when they aren't their best, they're still pretty darn good.
This tickled me so much I laughed out loud in the Doctor's office, good thing I was the only one in the room waiting! 

Here's to the little moments in life that keep you laughing, loving and living!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


It is hard to believe that I am already 6 months into my pregnancy.  Only 3 long hot summer months to go!  My nesting is starting to kick in.  After MC's birthday we are going to start moving furniture around from room to room.  I have picked the nursery theme/pattern and I love it!  I am so excited to get started. 
We are using MC's dark wood crib, changing table and green glider.  I am not doing the little chandelier with the owl, but I am doing the light green walls.  I think B was relieved that there were not going to be two pink rooms upstairs.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Skeptic I am no longer...

There are a few in things in life that I am a little skeptical of, not much just a few.  One of them I finall out of desperation tried and I am not longer a skeptic.  With Baby #2, I have been having major right issues, when I say major my Dr has me on Lortabs to try to ease the pain.  The Lortabs make the pain ease off, but then I am out for the count like a 4 to 5 hour nap which does not really work with MC at home.  

B, Colleen and Clark have been seeing a local chiropractor and love him.  He has really helped all of them tremendously.  So I decided to get an appointment and see what I thought.  

Well the pain in my right hip that felt like a butcher knife rotating around in my hip joint is now gone.  I mean gone.  Let me tell you again GONE!!!!  For the last eight weeks I have been in so much pain and after one adjustment it is no longer there.  If you have never been to one, I know you still might be a little hesitant, but it has made a huge difference in my pain and would recommend Long Point Chiropractic to anyone out there! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Summer Tomato Pie

I just took a work break and took my little counter top compost bin out to dump it in pile.  While I was out I walked through the garden to see what needs to be weeding (that is B and Clark's job not mine, just to make sure we are all on the same page).  Walking in the garden I can see small green tomatoes on the vines.  My mouth starts to water at the thought of our first summer tomato pie with fresh tomatoes, onions and basil all out of our garden.

If you are reading this and have no clue what a tomato pie is, I am so sorry that you have never experienced this wonderfully amazing piece of heaven on a plate.  It is a good old pie crust filled with layers of fresh tomatoes, onions and basil.  Then on the top you make a cheddar cheese and mayo topping that cooks and oozes all into the pie.  If you think it sounds nasty, you are wrong!  If you have ever had one you will have to comment and back me up on this amazing little wonder!

When I make it in the next couple of weeks, I will post the pictures and the steps.  It will make your mouth water!

Here's to summer veggies and to the little things in life that keep us laughing, loving and living! 

Monday, May 9, 2011

So Thankful

I have told many people before, B and I are truly blessed with great friends.  We have the best friends in the world, there is not another group of people in world better than our friends.  Our friends span from many stages of our lives, childhood, high school, college and life with kids!

This weekend was full of the "boys" as I call them.  This is the group of guys that B has grown up with over the years hunting together, as the original boys have gotten older the group has expanded.  I love these guys, there is never a dull moment. 

The weekend with the boys really started with Jeep on Thursday spending the whole day at the house with MC and myself (when I say all day I mean from about 11:30 in the morning until 9 that night)!  

Then on Friday B and Clark fried up some flounder, shrimp and wahoo and Joel, Sam, Shawn, Biz, Colleen and MT joined us for a great meal and lots of adult beverages.  It is very funny to be the sober one around this group.  There were several times, I was laughing so hard, I could not talk.  

Saturday during the day was a family day with B and MC.  Then Saturday night we got all gussied up, the in-laws watching MC and we headed down to Bunny's wedding.  Bunny is one of the boys, he lived with Chris (an original boy) at Clemson for years.  He joined the few of us in the group that have decided that marriage is not a four letter word!  It was so much fun, I love seeing B all dressed up, he looks so damn cute in a tux!  Here are a few pics one of my wonderful little growing family and then one of me with B and Jeep.

Sunday was the perfect ending to a great weekend.  A wonderful mother's day with my family, playing in the backyard in the sun and then hamburgers outside on the picnic table with my mom and B's parents.  Also I was in bed before it was dark outside! 

Friday, May 6, 2011

People (I am on a soap box just to warn you)

There are many people in the world I love and adore, however there are some people that make me want to scream at the top of my lungs.  I can't stand when people act bothered or busy when you ask them to do their job.  In my professional life I do what I am paid to as well as other things.  Plain and simple if it is my job, duty or task I do it.  I do it because it is my responsibility.  I don't care if you are the CEO of a billion dollar company or the drive thru lady at McDonalds, do what you are paid to do and be a good co-worker.  When these two simple things don't happen it just SUCKS for everyone else involved.  When you tell a co-worker you are going to have to call them right back, don't make it two damn days and then still not take my phone calls two days later.  There is a bigger picture than just you!

...thanks for reading I feel much better!