Apr 26, 2009

Our trip to LA!

I thought maybe I should upload a few pictures from our trip to LA that didnt involve half dressed men. While we were down, we spent the night in Baton Rouge with Aunt Erika, Uncle Josh and Lily. Erika and I took the kids to this cool Spray Park in Gonzalez. I wanted to play in it so bad. There are apparently some cute pictures from it that someone should email me!!! *hint *hint But anyway, before we left town me and Lyndon tagged along on Erika's class field trip to a park. Lyndon had a ton of fun playing with the big kids. I managed to get a few pictures of him too. He isn't as camera friendly as he was when he was younger. Stubborn little boy!

{He LOVES to swing!}

{Right after, this he shoved the camera away as if I were paparazzi}

The night before Emily's wedding shower turned in to quite an eventful night as well. I was put in charge of getting a cake for the shower. And since my first 2 choices in bakeries was booked up for the week and I was trying to avoid going to Wal-mart, I stupidly listened to my mom's boss. I ended up ordering a cake from a random lady in Natchez that mom's boss knew. I wish I had taken pictures of this cake. It was a complete disaster. It was the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. It has dark brown chocolate icing with white icing trimming and very tacky things all over it. I decided I would justorder a cake from Wal-Mart because I was not showing up with that thing! Emily didnt want me to get another cake so we decided to fix it ourselves. Well, neither of us have experience in this but we have both seen tons of Food Network Challenges and figured it couldnt be that hard. We bought fondant, icing and dye. Then took the cake to my monther-in-laws since she knows how to pipe icing. We got her to smooth everything out as we rolled out the fondant. That turned in to quite a task. That stuff was hard! We finally got it rolled out enough and attempted to put it on the cake. The corners were the hardest part and ended up looking kind of bad. So I dyed some of the fondant and cut circles out of it to place over the corners. And we had Linda pipe pink icing around the cake. That crazy lady got a little too out of control and "tried to fix" the corners for us. Which ended up looking crazy. But by the time we finished the cake it turned out ok...alot better than it had to start with! I am very proud of our work especially since neither of us have every even tried to do this before.

{the finished product!}

{the corner after Linda had finished with it}

{Lyndon eating powdered sugar}

{ he LOVED that stuff!}

Apr 19, 2009

Girls just want to have FUN!

One word says it all: Chippendale's! Emily and I went to New Orleans on Friday to see them at the Harrah's Casino. It was by far one of the best times I've had! Those are some good looking men, even if they are all gay like Josh says! I would go again in a heartbeat. Apparently though, they dont take off as much as they did in the past. At least that was what the older ladies next to us said. I dont know what else they could have taken off though without being completely naked. Then again as the men were dancing around the audience having money shoved down their underwear, one of them told the old ladies that he remembered them. So, I guess they had been to quite a few. Ha ha! It was so much fun though! And I just wanted to show Erika what she missed out on!

Apr 9, 2009

Not ready for the change...

This morning while I was still partially asleep in bed, the husband called to tell me that if one of the other recruiters gets set back to the fleet early (he apparently did some stuff he wasn't supposed to do) that Ssgt was thinking about sending him to that office to work it. Well even though that office isn't too far from Springfield, its enough of a drive that it would be stupid not to move there especially since we have to move out of the current place by the end of May. Now, I was barely awake at the time so I didn't really think it through and told him that I didn't really care if he took over that office. He would be the only recruiter in that office so it would mean a little more freedom. As I began thinking about it more within the last few hours and as I was telling Vickie about it, I realized I don't want to move there. I really like living in Springfield. I actually have a few friends here. I know where everything is. And granted there is a Y there, I like the one here. I know a lot of the staff now and the other people that work out. I'm comfortable working out there. Not to mention, I mailed off my application to Lincoln Land Community College yesterday. I want to go back to school. Like, I really want to. And he knows that. I guess, its pretty much a done deal now too because on the way home from the gym Ssgt called Vickie and told her about it and was like don't tell Gabby though. So I was almost in tears thinking about it. It's just not what I want. And I know it isn't going to matter to him though. I don't even know if it is worth the fight though. At this point I'm seriously considering just moving back to LA.

Apr 6, 2009

A couple days ago while I was driving around I saw these red clover flowers that I remember seeing all the time when we lived out on the Trace. I'm sure I have seen them all the time but for some reason that day it brought back alot of memories. So I started thinking back and remembering random stuff. I remember there was a time when momma and daddy made us go take pictures on this slope on the side of the road that was covered in those flowers. It was so random and I'm sure none of us wanted to do it either. For some reason, thinking about that made me think about how we would go easter egg hunting out there.So then I started thinking about how every Easter at church NuNu would made these huge prize eggs for the Easter egg hunt. They were like 10 times as big as the regular eggs and they always had good stuff in them...the good candy and money. Those were the eggs we would spend the entire time searching for. At that point it really hit me for the first time since her funeral that she passed away. I wont be able to watch and laugh at her while she sings and dancing around in her kitchen to her Conway Twitty cd. Or pick on her because she has a boyfriend or that I caught her kissing him in the driveway. It is so hard to believe that this time last year, me and Lyndon were staying with her and she was perky and healthy and just so full of life. And now, she is gone. I am so thankful and lucky though that I had her in my life for so long and that no matter what, she was always there for me. And I am even more thankful that Lyndon and I had those few months with her. I just wish that he would have been old enough to really know her and remember her.