Monday, July 28, 2008
This is what it said on the bag of Kisses.And inside the card, a note told me the rest of my present. For those of you who may not know, the first anniversary gift is supposed to be 'paper' so he got me a massage and tickets to a concert. YAY!
I'm so excited about New Kids on the Block. I was IN LOVE with them when I was little. My sister, Nicole, & I are planning on going right before Chad gets home in San Antonio in October. We are so excited! I gotta brush up on my NKOTB songs/words so I can freely sing along! Old School NKOTB...so 80's, even though it was the early 90's! :)The 5 of them today...
I had their bed comforter, beach towels, hair bows, t-shirts, & a concert video. LOL. They're awesome! I'm so excited. Thank you for my presents, lover boy! :)
Friday, July 25, 2008
I'm still rooting hard for my girl Chelsie. And now that I'm forced to pick a different guy, I would have to choose Twitch. He was paired with my beginner-favorite, Kherington (who left just a short week ago...sad face) at the beginning of the show and I think he's done awesome since then when it comes to learning the dances and having personality. He's a cute black boy. And he has the least amount of professional training. It's gonna be a tough battle from here on out! I'm excited to see what happens in the coming weeks! :)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
There are very few perks to being a military wife. But there are a few things that we are allowed to let 'slip by' and have go unnoticed while the hubby's away. One being the hair on my legs. LOL. I know, I know, it's summer and a good girl would be shaving every other day for shorts, capris, and bathing suit reasons. Not me. Not recently anyways. I honestly don't remember the last time I shaved my legs & therefore, I have forced myself to believe that it's been since last week sometime. WOW, you might say. And yes I agree. That's disgusting, Kelly!
Well, all I have to say to that is...sue me :). I can do what I want and I'm not here to impress anyone. I guess for everyone else's sake I shouldn't gross anyone out either, but I'm not feeling quite that considerate these days.
Don't worry, I will find a razor and put it to its duties tomorrow morning. That's a promise. I was 'waiting' for this weekend to roll around so I would have nice, smooth legs while we float the river, haha. That's going to be my lazy excuse anyways!
The rest of this coveted list might include lack of necessary painted toe-nail maintenance, clothes on the floor like the olden days, a messy bed all day long, however long I want to get ready in the bathroom, a full queen-size bed to myself (not as great as it seems now that I think about it), no specific bedtime so you don't wake the other, and my pillow fortress while I sleep that gets in his way. Haha.
As you may guess, I would much rather go back to life with him around where all of these things are expected of me to maintain on a daily basis (or pretty close to). I can't wait for him to come home, even though it's still a little over 2 1/2 months away. Our anniversary is only 3 days away! I can't believe it! Well, I guess thats it. Adios for now! :)
*So You Think You Can Dance was fabuloso last night. There wasn't one dance that I didn't like. Go Chelsie & Will....they are my picks to win!
*The weekend is quickly approaching which is exciting because I'm going to float the Guadalupe river on Saturday with my girls. Mom, sissy Laura, sissy KK, & Nicole are all gonna tear it up together...as long as the hurricane rains don't screw us up!
*I've been working a lot this week. Well, a lot being only 4 days for 4 hours at a time. HAHA. Don't judge me ;)!
*My hubby is still staying strong and as happy as he can over there. Optimism is the key to not killing yourself while you're overseas, hah. We're good...don't worry! Although his brand new laptop isn't working for God knows why & I'm slightly frustrated by that.
*I found some cute clothes at Ross yesterday and I'm happy with my purchases. Now I must go check out Target. Yay!
*The Reese's Minis are officially GONE! Thank goodness!
*I need to take my shower for the day. I think that's where I'm headed right now, so I'll be back later.
*A list of my current shows for anyone interested in chatting about any of them:
**So You Think You Can Dance
**America's Best Dance Crew
**Nashville Star (cheesy, but there's a dude from San Angelo on there in the top 4!)
I think that's pretty much it. I've enjoyed all of them so far. It's sometimes tough to find summer shows you like, but they've done a good job. Check em out!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I've consumed entirely too many for one person in the past couple days. I am ashamed. And still not feeling the urge to get my chubby butt up to do anything that will remotely help burn the extra cals.
And it's not even that time of the month yet. GRRR to you crazy and delectable chocolate candy makers. You are my kryptonite.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Wednesday--> I spent the day with the women of the family. Bought my bestie a beautiful vase for her bridal shower, and shopped around with the ladies. Sad to say I didn't make even one purchase besides the vase. Saving money though, so not too many worries.
Thursday--> I actually worked at Shipping Point. The hours flew by pretty quickly and it was rather harmless. Money in the pocket is what that is!
Friday--> Worked again, surprise-surprise! Then we had spaghetti with the fam and game night later on. We played a combo of Catch Phrase-Music Edition & Napoleon Dynamite til it was about 12:30 am and time to hit the hay. If you've never played ND, but you've seen the movie, it's great fun. You choose two cards which have random animals on them and you have to draw them together as one, similar to what Napoleon did with the Liger (a lion & tiger mixed animal...known for it's skills and magic) haha. Your team has to figure out what combo of animals you are so frivolously attempting to draw in your 60 seconds of artistry fame. Fun, fun.
Saturday--> Elya's wedding shower was that morning and it was a lot of fun. I did my bridesmaid-y duties and wrote down all of the gifts and guests that gave them. She got a lot of goodies. It almost made me want another shower for myself (and my house :)).........well, not quite. But gifts are always fun to receive! :) My family then ate dinner at Henry's. MMMM, fattening Mexican.
Sunday--> We had family lunchtime which included a fabulous southern-style meal. It was as if Paula Dean herself were here to prepare it in all of it's buttery and fattening glory. Fried pork chops, fresh green beans, corn on the cob, homemade mashed taters, & a watermelon/cantaloupe combo salad. Then for dessert we ate a Czech-inspired pastry called Kolaches. It's pretty much bread with sweet poppy seeds in the middle. Yummy, yummy carb treats!
Monday--> I considered working but quickly decided that was a no-go when I heard mom, aunt Becky, G-ma, & Taylor were going to spend the day at the pool. Therefore, I got some sun for myself and loved every second of it. Then we ate at Cheddar's (MMM) and played some dominoes like old people. The game of 42...it's a fun one! :)
Well, that about wraps up my last week. A lot of time has been spent with my grandma and aunt Becky who is here all the way from Alaska. It's been awesome having her here and I'll be sad to see her go on Wednesday. I guess I'll just have to work harder on getting myself and Chad up to Alaska to visit them instead. I can't wait! :) Hope no one had a bad case of the Mondays today. Be back soon.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I've been working on getting Chad's anniversary gifts together so I can get them shipped and have them arrive on or before our actual day (which is July 28th for those who don't know). I decided that since the 'anniversary rules' say you are supposed to give each other paper for the 1st anniversary, that USC Gamecock (his alma-mater) football tickets would be my gift to him. Fabulous, huh?! Well, he's super-excited about it, but they aren't available yet so I wanted to give him something else too, that was a little more tangible. So, I got him to think about what he wants/needs and he informed me he wanted a really good electric razor. So, I went out and got him one today. That was easy :). Poor guy has to shave his face every day for the darn military and regular razors have started to be too rough on his sensitive baby face. I appreciate the absence of rough whiskers don't get me wrong, but I would be driven nuts if someone made me shave my legs every day of the week. UUGGGGHHH. So annoying (and bad for your follicles, haha).
Anyways, I also made him a really special PowerPoint presentation to the tune of "Feels like home to me" that has made all of the women in my family cry, haha. If I knew how to upload it to this & share it with everyone, I would. Any suggestions you blogging geek squad out there (Cassandra ;))? haha.
Well, I guess that's it for now. I'll get back to you when I can!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
*Organize my ridiculous amount of hair & hygiene products that are prominently displayed on my bathroom counter. Not the intended place for them.
*Wrap some wedding gifts for my bestie's shower coming up next weekend.
*Purchase my anniversary gift to the hubby & get it sent come Monday or Tuesday, at the latest. Stupid slow-moving post office mail. You just won't let me procrastinate any longer! Grrr.
*Finish a very special wedding gift that takes time and focus. I really need to get it done sooooon!
*Prep the house for friends and family to come over tomorrow night for hamburgers and happiness. My sister's 29th birthday party extravaganza. Better her than me is all I have to say about that ;).
*Hang & put away my laundry while unpacking what's left in my bags at the same time.
*Drink some hot tea cuz it's just been way too long & I don't like that.
*Make the bestest dessert called 'Sex in a Pan'...MMM MMM good. How could it not be with a name like that, right?! :)
*Wrap sissy's birthday present. Don't tell her, but I got her one of those super-cute giraffe skin purses that are popular right now. She's gonna love it! :)
*Get some sleep before I have to wake up at 7:45am to join in on picking up my aunt from the airport. Yay for aunt Becky being here! :)
Well, there's my list for now. Wish me luck and diligence to get it done! Good night for now.
Nicole & I have worked out every day this week, so far. Two days of hard-core full body workouts with running, weight training, and resistance bands, and two days of playful tennis. It's been pretty fun and I'm really proud of us for sticking to it. We just need to make sure to keep it going! I still have about 15 to lose. GRRRR. haha.
My aunt Becky from Alaska is flying into San Angelo tomorrow morning around 8:30. She is awesome and I'm very glad I'm here to get to see her during her 2 week visit. So far, I don't really have any weekend plans, except a grill-out tomorrow night for my sister's birthday party/welcome extravaganza for Becky. It should be a lot of fun. I'm going to attempt making my first batch of Teriyaki burgers ever. They should be good. If you know of any more fun and tasty burger ideas, hook me up before tomorrow please! :)
Well, off to work I go, again. Wish me luck.
Monday, July 7, 2008
The weather was perfect, got a few sprinkles everyday, but the sun was shiny and the water was the perfect refreshing temperature. I actually got a little tan! Hallelujah, haha. I was beginning to think my skin was incapable of expressing color anymore. Anyways, I'm back, considering going back to work at Shipping Point again *sigh*, and in dire need of a good full body massage.
Hope everyone had fun this weekend and is ready to get back to life after a long holiday weekend. Here's a couple of pics:
Me & my besties Nicole & Elya...
Tubing with Elya & Taylor...
Proof that I really did get up and wakeboard at 7:00 am. haha. (I'm STILL sore...:( )
Thursday, July 3, 2008
And while I'm here, I'd like to make a shout out to all my homies overseas, helping to fight, not only for our freedom, but for the Iraqi and Afghani people too. They are special & talented people who deserve to be praised for their loyalty and service to our wonderful country. So, THANK YOU and may God continue to watch over and keep each one of you until you return home, hopefully sooner than later.
Everyone stay safe and enjoy your weekend of family time, cooking out, and fireworks. While you're at it, say a prayer for those on hazardous grounds who aren't able to be with their families on our nation's independence day. God bless!
P.S. Happy Early 4th of July Birthday, Cassandra Lynne Sagan Webb! :) Hope it's a fabulous one! Wish I was there to celebrate with you!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I'm a little bit annoyed at the swimsuit producing industry this year...well, and I guess every year prior to now too. But this is why. It never fails that there are a bazillion cute bikini choices out there every summer, but it does always seem that for my body type, I get the short end of the stick. I mean, come on people...not every girl is a 'small, size 0-4' in this world. There are some of us that are even sexier than that and pack a little more junk in the trunk and boobs on the rack, if ya know what I mean. It's a beautiful thing to be womanly and curvacious, so why does it seem so difficult to find a swimsuit to actually cover all of the bases. Hold in the buttocks, tame down & volumptu-ize the 'ladies', and make us feel covered and yet sexy at the same time. Now, correct me if I'm being too picky or critical, but all I want is a bathing suit fit for me, cute designs and everything. I have yet to find such a suit this summer. GRRRR.
That's my soap box for now. Maybe some of you can relate.
P.S. My best friend Nicole comes in town tomorrow and it will be the first time I've seen her since February so I'm very excited! Yay for playtime! :)