I'mmmmm Baaaack

April 29, 2014

I'm back! 

Okay Okay don't get too excited.

So in case you didn't notice, I took a little more than a week off... This is because going through a divorce and child custody SUCKS with a capital SUCKS! 

It's almost been two years and we have only now just gotten our custody 'agreement' straight. 
I say agreement like that because neither of us got what we wanted. I don't care about assets, debts, blah blah blah... I just want my kids more. Since we have split I have the kids during the week and he has them on weekends (which worked out last year just fine because my dad was sick and battling cancer. So I got to spend weekends at the hospitals, surgeries, and with him at home before he passed away).  Well I am not okay with that arrangement anymore.  I want the kids on some weekends too! It's not fair that he gets to be a classic "Disneyland Dad". I do homework, showers, chores, school, doctors appts, etc... He gets fun fun fun. So I asked to have them during the week AND alternating weekends.

I waived spousal support, I took care of my own debts, I just want my kids on some weekends so that I can have fun with them too!!! 

Well because we have been doing the weekends the way we have.... the court thinks that me having them all week and every 2nd and 5th weekend is okay... They see it this way... if they were in danger then I should have taken them to court earlier. Well they aren't in danger but since I am the responsible parent, I'd also like to have some fun time with my children as well.... So he didn't get what he wanted (Thurs-Sunday every weekend and dinners on Wed), and I didn't get what I wanted M-F & alternating weekends. We had to compromise... I know it could be way worse... I am thankful that my kids have a father that cares enough to want to see them more, when many kids have to deal with not having a dad who wants to see them at all. 

So anyway, that's why I've been missing in action... Lots of attorney appointments & court stuff. 

Now I have until Spet. 28th of this year before I am finally divorced!!!! 

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April 23, 2014

Sorry I am missing in action but I have had a crazy week and even more to come before it's over. I won't be back until next week.

Send me some good luck and I will see you all soon!!! 

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Sunday Social

April 20, 2014

1. 5 songs you’ll listen to the rest of your life
Ohhh this one is a little difficult... I'd have to say..
a. Chris Ledoux's "This Cowboy's Hat" 
b. My mom singing "You are my sunshine"
c. AFI's "On the Arrow", 
d. Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours"
e. John Denver's "Annie's song"

2. 5 things on your bucket list
a. Have horses again
b. Take a family vacation to Disney World
c. Go on a cruise
d. Visit Greece
e. Visit Tahiti

3. 5 celeb you’d love to hang out with for a day
I always think this is strange. Even if I see famous people, I don't ever go up and ask for a photo or a autograph, I feel like I am bothering them and I respect them too much for that. 
With that aside, I guess I'd choose...
a. Sam Elliott (shut up, I love him)
b. Blake Shelton/Miranda Lambert
c. Beaker (yes the muppet)
d. Alex O' Loughlin
e. Luke Bryan

4. 5 things you always carry in your purse
a. wallet
b. phone
c. baby lips chapstick
d. makeup bag
e. something to read

5. 5 books on your reading list
Oh god, there are billions on my Goodreads "to read" list.
a. Catch up on the Kay Scarpetta novels by Patricia Cornwell
b. Catch up on the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong
c. The Walt Longmire books by Craig Johnson (it's one of my fav tv shows)
d. Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
e. Catch up on Laurell K Hamilton's books

6. Share the last 5 pictures on your phone
All of my pictures that I would share are already on my IG on the right hand side... So there you go =) 

Social Media Sunday-From ABC's to ACT's

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My Country Playlist

April 19, 2014

Helene over at Helene in Between did a post today called "The Country Road Playlist". So I decided to add my playlist for you all to enjoy!

1. Brantley Gilbert's Bottoms Up...
I love this song right now and you can often find it on repeat in my car.

2. Dierks Bentley- What Was I Thinking
This is such a fun song... It never gets old.

3. Dustin Lynch- Cowboys and Angels
I love that this song is about Dustin Lynch's grandparents... It's such a sweet and touching song. I am so glad that I got to see him play at a HS rodeo in Texas... It was such an awesome experience to see him in a small setting.

4. Deana Carter- We Danced Anyway
This song reminds me of the Summer after I graduated HS... It was such a great warm summer bbq anthem.

5. Zac Brown Band- Whatever It Is
This is a song that Tbone told me was about us. Ever since then... It's been my ringtone for him when he calls.

6. Pistol Annies- Takin Pills
Great great song... These chicks are so fun! I love them!

7. Luke Bryan- Country Girl
My kids love this song and my baby boy used to sing this in the car when he was 4 and on the way to preschool. Totes adorbs!!!! Plus Luke Bryan is my #1!!!! MMMMMM

8. Darius Rucker- Wagon Wheel
I love this song

9. Kacey Musgraves- Follow Your Arrow
I love that this chick has bite!!! Her lyrics are amazing!

10. Kip Moore- Hey Pretty Girl
This is Tbone's and my song.

What songs would be on your playlist?

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BBB aka Boys Behind the Blog

April 17, 2014

Boys Behind The Blog

It's time for.... Boys Behind the Blog!!!!!
Once again, I have followed Tbone around the garage to make him answer these questions for the sake of Never The Same Spice Twice & Mal Smiles' blog hop...

Here we go...
[One] Your significant others' blog; A blessing or a curse? 
"Right now? A curse! (because I was following him around while he was messing with my engine) No,  it's a blessing, I like that you can express yourself." 
[TWO] Do you read your significant others' blog?
"Yes, every post."
[THREE] What is one thing that you can do better than anyone you know?
"In the old days... party!!! Nobody could do it better except my friend Greg, and it killed him. So now days, I can sit on the couch and watch Nascar like no other!"

[FOUR] What is your favorite sitcom of the 90's?
"Probably Seinfeld because it's hilarious and Kramer is awesome!"
[FIVE] If you were opening a small business or a shop, what would it be? What goods or service would you sell? 
"It's always been a dream of mine to own a hot rod shop that customizes classic cars."
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I Confess....

April 16, 2014

[ONE]  I confess that I still sleep with my blankie... EVERY NIGHT (Don't judge)

[TWO]  I confess that said blankie's name is Wormie (You are totally judging)

[THREE] I confess that I bite my nails and it's totally disgusting

[FOUR] I confess that I HAD a misspelled tattoo (to be fair, the word "verses" can be spelled two ways, I just picked the wrong one). 

[FIVE] I confess that I love having alone time. I have always been very independent and totally enjoy being by myself sometimes. 

[SIX] I confess that I like to watch scary movies with the lights out, windows open and by myself (it's way more fun that way. Plus Tbone doesn't like scary movies).

[SEVEN] I confess that I have never been on a cruise. Although I'd love to!!!

[EIGHT] I confess that Tbone and I are those goofy couples (that I used to make fun of) that holds hands sometimes on our evening walks (cue the awwwwwe). 

[NINE] I confess that I cannot wait until our June river trip... Like I want to pack now!!! 

[TEN] I confess that I am obsessed with House of Cards!!! ( we are in the middle of season 2 right now)

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It's The Little Things

April 15, 2014

Like sitting in the front yard with your kiddos and blowing bubbles... Things like this may seem so small and not memorable at all but then I think back, some of the best moments with my kids have been times just like this... I get to study their beautiful faces, watch them giggle over .99 bubbles. 

I just love her little freckles.

It's really a very good life!!! 

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Sunday Social

April 13, 2014

1. What was your best birthday?
Hmmm best birthday was Maui 2001? My friend Anna and I went to stay with my cousin for a week in Lahaina... Luckily my birthday is right next to Halloween so we spent Halloween in Lahaina... Partayyyyy!!! 

2. What was your best vacation?
I have been lucky to go on a lot of fun vacations. My parents used to drive us to Colorado every summer, we'd take the boat to Lake Mead or the Colorado River... They also took us to Cabo one summer... Kaui another... Very lucky!!! I think my favorite vacations were always spent at the river though... I love to sit my happy ass in the sand with my feet in the water while I soak up the sun. Oh wait, I change my mind... Maui in 2012 for my little brother's wedding. That was so much fun to be in Maui with all of the special people in my life. 

3. Best date you’ve ever been on?
I was not a big dater... I hung out and went out with big groups but I have been in a relationship from the time I was 18 to pretty much the time I was 32. Then I spent a year alone and met Tbone. We did go on a group date with our friends and brew hopped... That was so fun!!!

4. Best Movie(quality) you’ve seen?
Not sure I understand this question... Quality? Like how well them movie was made? Hmmm,  I have no idea... but I can say that my favorite two movies are Tombstone and The Neverending Story. #iwantfalcor #samelliotthasthebestmustacheever

5. Best TV show ending of all time?
I haven't really watched a whole lot of series all the way through. I thought Dexter ended pretty well... Not earth shattering though. I cried when Friends and Fresh Prince were over. I am usually more upset because the shows I like end up getting cancelled. 

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Kiwis and Pineapples

April 10, 2014

Chantillysongs Blog hop 

 I was perusing through Kay @ The Best of Intentions' 30 of the Best Blog Post Ideas... and I came across #9... "If you could be an actor in a TV show, which TV show would you choose and why?" 
The first thing that popped in to my head... Hawaii Five-0... 
Have you seen the show? Have you seen Alex O'Loughlin? Let me refresh your memory! 
Okay so now you get it right??? Not to mention that they film in Hawaii. 
So the moral of this story is that I would like to act with this Aussie in Hawaii! 
What show would you like to be on? 
Happy Thursday! 

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To TV or Not To TV... That is the Question!

April 9, 2014

Those of you who have children, do you allow them to have TVs in their bedrooms?

I was always against my kids having TV's in their bedrooms until one day my ex came home with a TV for Boogs. He knew how I felt about it but I gave in. Beaks was too little at the time so it wasn't a big deal that he didn't have one. 

The problem is that the kids got used to falling asleep to the TV. We never had it hooked up to the cable, only to the DVD player so that they could watch their movies. 

Fast forward to the kids being 5 & 7... No longer with my ex husband, and since then, found the love of my life... So we notice that Boogs is watching TV until about an hour past her bedtime... Instead of helping her sleep, it's now keeping her up. 

I think I am going to let them watch TV for a half an hour before bed and then TV goes off!!! 

I would take it away but I feel bad since their dad basically let them get used to it. 

What are your thoughts on TVs in the kiddos bedrooms? 

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Polka Dots and Painted Pots

April 8, 2014

I love Spring, the sunshine that goes along with Spring and all of the bright colors of Spring & the flowers of Spring. 
I had some old pots sitting in the backyard, and they were kind of begging that I plant something in them. ... Then I got some Pinterest inspiration and decided that I needed to paint and polka dot these bad boys!!! 

I had a bunch of spray paint on hand so I just used that to paint the pots. 
Then I used a round spongey brush thingy to dab white polka dots all over.
Voila, simple, cheap and cute for a Spring garden. 

I just added some soil and some Stargazer Lily bulbs that my mom had ordered for me. 

Tbone made some shelves out of pallet wood for the back wall... I love them and can't wait to add more to them!!! 

Today I am liking up with 

Go check em' out!

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