Thursday, February 27, 2014

Catching up...again

Oh my gosh.  Let me just say that I know I am not living up to my new years resolution of blogging more often.  My last blog was two weeks ago!  Not good.  I promise to get better, people.  Especially since I have a new blogging adventure to share with y'all....BUT- first things first:

The past two weeks a lot of things have happened.  Well, I say a lot, and it's really only been like two things, but in boring mom world, it's a lot

I got a new car.  Whoop!  I use the word "new" loosely, because it is pre-owned.  Here's a pic:

I named her Lola.  And I love her. 

Adam and I hit the jackpot with our new ride; a 2005 BMW X3.  We went out on a search for a Chevy Equinox last Friday.  There was a beautiful white one on the Cronic Chevy/GMC lot in town that I had my eye one.  Lo and behold, by the time we got up there it was gone.  After leaving there, and driving up to Carmax in Morrow and still not finding anything, I suggested we hit up the Hennessy Southlake location since I'd spotted a few Equinox's at their lot on Autotrader.  The dealer (who I liked a lot and would highly recommend) pulled up the Equinox's and other mid-size SUV's on the computer that he thought we might have interest in.  That's when he said these magic words: "A BMW X3 in your price range just pulled onto the lot an hour ago.  Would you be interested in looking at it?"  Um, yes.  Hell yes.  That's like asking me if I would possibly be interested in going on a date with Ryan Gosling.  Or ASkars.  WHAT DO YOU THINK?!?!  Given.  In order not to show my excitement, and put on my best "poker face" (everyone who knows me knows that I don't do poker face) I said "sure, we can look at it."  The whole time I was trying to avoid eye contact with Adam, because I knew that just as soon as I looked at him I would die laughing.  Once the dealer got up to grab the keys, the following is my conversation with Adam:

Me: (smiling so big my face might split) "Holy hell.  This is not happening.  We don't have this kind of luck."
Adam: "I know!  There's got to be something wrong with it.  We don't have this kind of luck."

Around this time our dealer pulled the car up.  Uhh....SOLD!

So yeah, basically we were both sold on this car before I even drove it.  After our test drive, Adam and I said at the same time "WE WANT IT!"  After three more hours of of waiting and signing the proper paperwork, she was ours!  We walked out to our new car, and in the words of our man Jesse Pinkman, yelled out "yeah, bitch!"  Then we drove our girl off the lot. 

Thank you, Jesus!

I heart you, Lola.  <3 p="">

Another huge thing happened: my babies got baptized.  Hands down, the best part of our eventful weekend.  I was so positive that I was going to bawl my eyes out watching my beautiful baby girl, in her beautiful christening gown (thank you for this gown, Shannon!), but Aaron killed me with his bravery.  He stood so tall as our pastor sprinkled water over his head...makes me cry when I think of it now.  He's growing up so fast, and getting so big.  My heart swells with the biggest love for these two angels.

Thank you, God.

Of course, I was the mom who didn't take any pictures of my babies and our family all dressed up for their big day.  Wth??  I think my dress was so tight that it prevented my brain from working.  Yep, that's what I'm going with.

I have some exciting news to finally share!  I will be blogging for the online shopping boutique Ella Bleu! For those of you not familiar with Ella Bleu, they are a very successful online shopping boutique co-owned by three of my dearest girlfriends out of Macon, GA.  Click the link and go check them out!  Their clothes are so fabulous, and the prices can't be beat.  With their amazing success and huge popularity, they are now branching out into web-based selling, and will be starting their own webpage very soon.  They asked me if I would be interested in writing their weekly blog, and I of course said yes!  I am so completely flattered in their confidence in me, and I hope I can live up to their expectations.  I will certainly try!  Cheers to new ventures!

Now for a round-up:

  • I made the mistake (again) of watching the last few episodes of Breaking Bad this week.  Netflix added them Monday, and I, or course, fell right into that trap (again)!  Am I glutton for punishment??  I want a spin-off!  Of Jesse.  And Saul.  Who wants to help me make that happen??
  • Speaking of the above, my friend Carrie, FB'd me a couple of weekends ago to inform me that she was, indeed, sitting next to Aaron Paul and his lovely wife at a restaurant in Atl.  DYING!!!!!!  And.....he smiled at her.  AGH!!!!
  • Grey's Anatomy comes back tonight!  #teamjackson
  • Oscar's are this Sunday!  Getting prepped for a red carpet recap!
That's all this tired mommy brain can think of today.  I think it's time for another cup of coffee!



Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ice Jam 2014

The sun is shining, there's a soft breeze blowing, and my windows are open.  Is it spring yet?  Nope. Just the day after Snowpocalypse 2014 Part 2.  How bipolar is the weather here in GA?  Yesterday we were locked inside, watching ice accumulate on everything, and today the sun is shining and it's a cool 36 degrees outside.  Until yesterday I thought that was really cold.  Today I'm just thankful to walk outside. 

We've been camping out over at my parents house the past two nights.  Thank God, they never lost power.  We did, indeed, lose power over here; thank goodness we weren't home.  With Adam traveling, and me home with a toddler and a baby.....Lord help.  The past two days have consisted of my fave stretchy pants, lots of coffee, lots of wine, lots of carbs, lots of TV, and lots of pinning low-carb recipes when I do get back on the wagon.  My low-carb diet has been significantly botched in the past 24 hours: pigs-in-a-blanket for lunch yesterday, frozen pizza and fries for dinner, peanut butter brownies (yes, I did just say peanut butter brownies) as a mid-morning snack....and an after lunch snack.  Eeekk.  I'm bad.  I'm not stepping on a scale for another week. Luckily, we are back at home now and both kids are napping.  We have power (thank goodness), but there are still plenty of people who don't.  Say a prayer for those people, and that everyone gets their power restored very soon.  Hurry up, Spring!

Moving on....I have some exciting news.  No, I'm not prego and no, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have not called it quits.  I don't want to share too much on here yet as details haven't been finalized, but I will say that there is a new blog "venture" on the horizon and I'm super pumped about it.  No worries (for you five devoted, amazing readers of mine)- LL's not going anywhere.  This is something new and exciting.  I can't wait to share once everything's ironed out!

While both kids are napping, I'm going to take advantage.  In the past two days, Harper has decided that naps of only 30 minutes are perfectly, no.



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Quick catch-up

I cannot seem to get warm today.  I'm wrapped up in a chair, drinking a cup of cappuccino, and dreaming of spring at this moment.  I'm ready for maxi dresses, flip flops, and fuchsia lips.  And yes, all of those listed start happening in spring around here- it's Georgia, y'all. 

Since my last update, I (sadly) finished Breaking Bad.  Ugh.....why did it have to end that way???  I won't post spoilers as I have some readers that are watching the show and are not finished with it yet, but damn- why'd it have to end that way???  I'm still recovering from this show.  It's similar to the end of a relationship- one in which you've been dumped.  It's over, they've moved on, yet here we are- still holding out for one last time- refusing to look at anything else- swearing to never do it to ourselves again.  Misery, I tell ya.  I might need to blast some K Clarkson "Since U Been Gone" in the ole' Toyota today- best.breakup.anthem.ever.

The month of January was pretty low-key for the most part.  We celebrated both my sister and my grandmother's birthdays, Harper hit the 4 month mark, and it snowed (which really wasn't low-key at all).  Adam and I have been scouring AutoTrader for cars; I'm hoping to get a new(er) car in the form of an SUV later this month- SO excited!!

We have so much going on over the next couple of months already!  Both Aaron and Harper are getting baptized Sunday, February 23rd.  I'm happy, excited, and nervous.  I just know, my luck, Harper will go into full-on meltdown mode, and Aaron will decide that he's not going to smile or cooperate for ANYTHING.  Oh well, at least they'll look cute. 
Next month are both Adam and Aaron's birthdays.  I've decided that I'm throwing Aaron's birthday at our house- I must be crazy after the convenience of Mickey D's last year.

Fixing to have to end this post to feed a baby, but had to post some randoms:
  • Is it just me, or is New Girl so not funny anymore?
  • Is Beyonce the next Miley?
  • I'm dieting.....and it sucks.