Sunday, September 27, 2009


You can find me in front of the TV at my parents house watching my G-men with my family! Enjoying some yummy food cooked by my Daddy! And hoping that the Redskins lose to the Lions even if they are my husbands favorite team

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back in the swing.. plus random thoughts

So we were on vacation for part of last week, the weekend and part of this week here..

Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Vacationing with a 2.5 month old about wore me and the hubby out.. but it was great to see the family and hang out with them. I have pretty much needed a vacation from vacation but we are getting back into the swing now.

We have a busy weekend ahead because one of Scott's best friends from childhood is getting married. Scott is one of the groomsmen so we will be attending the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner Friday as well as the wedding and reception on Saturday. Wedding season is almost over for us. I feel like we have been non stop at weddings since my best friend Amanda's in May of 2008. We don't have nearly as many on the agenda for 2010. Kinda happy kinda sad because I sure do love weddings.

We are switching from weddings to babies though (there have been a few along the way though.. including my favorite baby ever my Ethan!!) but one of my first friends in middle school Megan and her husband Aaron just had their baby Augie. And he is such a cutie!! I can't wait to catch up with her since we were pregnant for a lot of the time together.

We have more babies on the horizon because we will be welcoming 4 more before March. I can just not wait to meet Kylie Brianne (our first blood related niece!) As well as Jackson Colt, Landon William, and Blake Vincent!

As much as I love weddings I love babies even more and I can't wait to meet all these cuties and for Ethan to have even more playmates!

This post just went in a clearly different direction than I intended.. maybe I'm not back into the swing after all.. ha!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


If you happened to be in a certain Southern Maryland Target store today..

and you happened to hear a baby screaming bloody murder..

I will sadly admit.. It was my child..

I was THAT mom with the screaming child that I never wanted to be.. I hope that I get a pardon since he still a little baby (not even 3 months old)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bad News and Good News

Bad news first..
My Tigers lost because of a BOGUS holding call. My hatred of GA Tech continues.. surprise.

Then good news..
My Giants beat the Redskins!!!!! which is especially fun when you are at a gathering with a bunch of Redskins fans (including your husband) and you are the only Giants fan! =) Don't worry me and Ethan were both rocking our Giants gear in support!

And exciting news (because I can)
Every year my mother-in-laws side of the family goes on a big family vacation for 5 days to Chincoteague Island, VA. It is just a relaxing good time. We are leaving Thursday and I can't wait. This is our first vacay with Ethan and I am going to start getting ready tomorrow. Lets be honest it is gonna take a serious amount of stuff to go on vacay for 5 days with a 2 month old! Wish me luck packing!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

He went to Jared

True Life: My husband got my engagement ring at Jared "The Galleria of Jewelry.. so now when anyone asks me where it is from.. I get the oh so original comment "oooo He went to Jared."

Yes, yes he did.

WE also went to Jared to get our wedding bands

but I had to go to Jared last week because for some unknown reason Scott's ring was pretty much falling apart. NOT okay.. especially considering the amount of $$$ paid for it. His ring has 2 thin yellow gold bands on it and one of them was popping off. It obviously has nothing to do with how rough he is on it and the fact that he never takes it off (which I guess I should be happy about ha!)

Anyway, I had to get my inspections done on the diamonds in my rings anyway in order for our warranty and insurance to stay in effect for them. So I dropped all 3 off.. Scott told me not to cause a scene he knows me too well most likely because I was NOT going to pay for the repairs on his ring.

No argument or scene causing necessary.. When I went to get our rings back.. They did not ask me to pay 1 cent and our rings seriously looked BRAND NEW. Ah-mazing!

So I must say that I recommend Jared for any of your jewelery purchases.. especially any of you men out there that might be thinking about a special jewelry purchase for the lucky lady in your life. Mostly because in the last 2 years we have been to about 10 weddings.. and I wouldn't want that number to slack off in the next 2 years.

P.S. I did not get paid to write this they really do have beautiful jewelry and great customer service. But Jared people out there if you want to pay me to write some more nice things.. donations will be accepted.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


With football and fall comes tailgating and food!! My parents always had a big tailgate for Clemson games when I was in college and hopefully we will be able to venture down once or twice this year with baby Ethan in tow in Tigers gear of course. =)

Anyway back to my point (can ya'll tell I have baby on the brain 90% of the time?) tailgating food! A favorite is of course DIPs! and Boo Mama is hosting a DipTacular tomorrow for people to share their favorite dip recipes! I am sooo excited. Her blog is fabulous anyway but the fact that she is hosting a DipTacular makes it even better. So hop on over there and check it out!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So my dear husband and I have a system when it comes to getting up with the baby at night.

Before 4am: Me
After 4am: Him

Now some might think this is unfair since I have way more hours to cover. However he works and I don't. So thats a fair trade off in my book. Plus if it is after 4 he can feed him, change him, and put him back to bed.. then shower and go to work.. which allows me to get a few more hours of sleep.

This morning:

5am- Ethan wakes up-- Scott gets up
5-5:45- Ethan randomly screaming bloody murder
5:45- Jen gets up to see if she can help
5:46- S: can I help you?
J: just wanted to see if I could help?
S: I dont need help he is fine
E: *deafening screaming*
J: did you change his diaper? (seems obvious but often that is last on my sweet husbands list)
S: I said I don't need help
5:47- J turns around and walks back to the bed and puts pillow over her head
6- J hears S put E in crib. and thinks. He must be back to sleep
6:01- J hears E on baby monitor crying.. and shower running
6:02- J gets up and gets baby E

Nope he didn't need help at all.

Cue texting:
J: what was the deal with your big attitude this morning?
S: I was defending myself from the daggers you were shooting through my head with your eyes and body language
J: I didnt know that was possible.. sometimes we all need a little help with the baby, dear
S: There were definetely daggers. PS can you make sure the dog has food?

He sure does know how to change the subject.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's September?!

Today is September 1. Holy Cow. Exactly 2 months ago at this time I was as big as a house and on my way to the doctors for my due date appoitment.. and now my little boy is almost 2 months old!

AND Clemson Football starts this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope all my exclaimation points showed my true excitement! because I L-O-V-E CLEMSON FOOTBALL!!!!! everything about it: the orange, purple, and white, the tiger paw, the cadence count, tiger rag, the hill, the rock, tailgating, death valley.. ALL of it!
I took the above pic for a project my senior year.. love it too.

and since it is September 1 it is a lovely day because it is my sorority liTTle sister, Lydia 's BIRTHDAY today!!!!! so HAPPY BIRTHDAY LiTTle one I love you!