Saturday, February 25, 2012

Feb 25 - Green

Lauren's salad at Bin 612. I had the same one - I'm just already finished.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Feb 23 - My Shoes



Welp, these are what I am wearing today! Had these for YEARS.  Have a turquoise pair just like them! 


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Feb. 22 - Where I Work

Well, right now I work here:  


This place has been so good to me the past year and a half - great folks, great company.

However, starting March 5, I will be the new manager here: 


I am SUPER excited... and I sure hope you guys will come see me!  Any time is great, but you know what is coming up?? UnWINE!! I LOVED this event Starkville put on for the first time in the fall! They are doing it again March 22.  You can find a LITTLE info about it here - and tickets go on sale March 1! It will be a great time to do a little shopping downtown and a great time to come see me at Frock!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Feb 21 - A Fave Photo of Me

Well, this is hard... there aren't very many photos of me that I  LIKE... hey, didn't we just have this discussion?? The one in my 30 day blog challenge (not to be confused with the Photo a Day February - you keeping this all straight??) just said "Photo of me" and this one says "Fave Photo of  Me" so i guess they are a little different.  I am still going to cop-out though... this is my FB profile pic...


And I like it because I like the way Derek has his arms around me and I also like that for some strange reason, I look tall! Or taller. You know. 

And this is one of my very favorite pics of me forever and ever... not because it is a great picture but sometimes pictures are just about more than how good they are OF you... but more because of what the moment was that they were taken: 


And that picture will always mean so much to me. :) 


Monday, February 20, 2012

Pinterest Weekend!

Well, this was what the forecast was for pretty much all of Saturday: 


So I knew I was going to have to have to come up with a plan to keep the babies from being bored to tears.  So, I pulled up good ole Pinterest.  The girls and I picked out a couple of ideas and made a Walmart run!! We got the boys this, so they would have an activity too: 


And I don't have any pics of them doing it, but they did! We had bouncy balls going all over the house! That kit is pretty easy to fool with, too - doesn't take long to do at all and just take water. Easy-peasy. 

The girls made tshirts: 


Very simple: colored tshirts and a glue pen.  They have all kinds of ideas for when we do those again.  It was easy and they turned out really cute.

They made really cool "paintings" out of crayons. These were a little more complicated, but not hard. And fun. We decided if we did them again we would probably try Crayola crayons. 

Kirkland gluing on her crayons:


This is what it looked like after they were glued on: 


Then you get out  your hair dryer!! 


(by the way, I'm going to need some ideas about getting melted crayon off of linoleum. :/ ) 

Finished product: 


Cute!! And last but not least, I made Lemon Bars from a Pinterest recipe for breakfast Sunday (we woke up late and didn't make it to church! Oops!) They were tasty and easy and all gone pretty quick! 


Rainy weekend? No problem!!! :) Thanks, Pinterest!! 







Feb 20 - Handwriting

Something with my handwriting laying right here... 


And I have a little Derek handwriting right above it (he is sweet - but this was a "suck up" note when he was in trouble. Bad.)... 


And I also happen to have a little Jaybird handwriting on my desk, too: 




Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feb 15 - phone

Well, it's funny- "phone" was today's photo and this is what happened to Derek's today. Luckily it still works! We will be getting a case tomorrow!!

Feb 13 - Blue

This is the best I can do... Blue- well, it's really green. Drive through this Monday for Kirkland's doctor's appointment, then to Starkville, then to Scooba for the basketball game!

I am behind!! Feb 12- inside my closet

What a mess!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Feb 11 - makes me happy

This face makes me happy... All my babies' sweet smiles do. I wanted to post a pic from mine and Derek's day today because it DOES make me happy to see other people so happy- but i've just had this face stuck in my head!! Missing my babies bad... Ready to be home!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Feb 9 - Front Door

It's the Mize center... Front door to the Hump... Where MSU put a WHOOPIN' on TSUN tonight, y'all.

Day 21 - A Pic of Me

I don't have many pictures of just me... I'm not a big fan. So, I looked back on my phone and these are literally the only two I had out of 740 pictures of JUST me... and they are both funny - so why not just humiliate myself on my own blog?? :)
I do LOTS of these pictures:


And these pictures are usually sent to Mar, or Jamie, or Laura with the caption "Can I wear this?"  (This particular one was a no... Lawd, my hips look 4 ft across in it!!) I question almost every single thing I put on.  I will always see myself at 200 lbs.  

And then there is this picture which is just hilarious..... 


This was taken by one of the girls at Deep South Pout... my sister in law Megan was wanting to order a denim shirt but she wanted to see it on me! So I got to model. I felt SO stupid.. (see?  I look stupid too!) 

I really just love this picture... 


Not because it's a great picture (we all have demon eyes) but because it was a great night. And those are my sweet babies.  And I've just really been missing them. I love those smiley faces much better than mine. 



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Feb 8- Sun

Well, this is the best I could do today. Sunset behind The Grill.

Day 20 - Nicknames

Well, my NAME is a "nickname."  Most people know now that my real name is Mary Virginia... Ginnie was the "nickname" that my parents knew they would call me from the very beginning though.  If I'm not mistaken, my father is the one who came up with the "-ie" ending for it.  So knowing all that makes it funny that my only actual nickname is "MV" or "Emvee" - both are from Mary Virginia.
Derek doesn't have a nickname, really. When he was little, his family called him "DJ" - short for Derek James.  I (and lots of people) call him "D."  He told me once he doesn't like to be called "DC" and I've never really gotten an explanation for why. But there ya go.
My kids all have nicknames we call them... Kirkland is Kirky-Dirk, Kirky, or KCD.  Emily's is Mimi - and that came from how Kirkland pronounced her name when she was born.  I also call her Mimi-lou, and even Mimi-lou-who sometimes.  She also gets Emmy and Em a lot too of course.  Jay is easy - Jaybird! I call him JB sometimes too.  Josh is also easy - Joshy.  I also call him Tater sometimes - I can't remember why or how but years ago we called him Joshy-tater and Tater just came from that. And as a group - they're "The Babies." :) I also love the names that they've given Derek's family - Neal is Grumpsy. Jeanne is MawMaw NuNu or just NuNu (she hates it.) Megan is Aunt Meggie and Zack is Uncle Z.
My photo of the day for today is "sun."  I'm gonna have to work on that later. :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feb 7 - Button

Today's photo of  the day just said "button."  I had to think about that one - I have no buttons on today!  Then I looked down...


Esc.... ESCAPE!

What a great button.  Escape! :) 


Day 19- Something you Miss

Hmmmm.... Ok, this is one I have to think about.  And, it's another one that could go kind of depressing.  I mean, I miss tucking my babies in every night.  I miss taking them to school in the morning and picking them up in the afternoons.  I miss my PawPaw.  I miss my stepdaddy.  I miss my inlaws. We all miss a lot of things, don't we??
But, some not so serious things I miss:  summers off, having a tan, Pirate Pool Days, my 18 year old body, Quiznos, bread, JC Garcia's, leaves on these dead trees, Laurie and Nicole, free time, the beach, football season, sideline passes, my paycheck (it's already gone! ha!), having my own car....
Alright I think I rambled off enough - I've looked at the list and it gets a lot less depressing for the final 11 topics!  And I have to get my photo of the day in today too!!! :) I'm keeping up with all this finally I think!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Feb 6- Dinner

This WAS my dinner. And THAT is the fabulously beautiful Laura that shared it with me. :)

Day 18 - Biggest Regret

I regret... forgetting to buy spinach.  I made one of our family's favorite pasta dishes Saturday and I forgot to buy spinach!! It's a great stir in with the pasta sauce and a great way to get my kiddos to eat spinach because they don't really notice it.  I'll give you the recipe, too, so you can try it! It's modified from a recipe I got from one of my besties, Laurie, YEARS ago. It is super easy, it doesn't really qualify as cooking, and if you are a "foodie" then you'll just make fun of all of the pre-made parts. But we like it! Don't forget the spinach and live with regret like I am! (This blog post could have been really depressing - I figured, nah. :) The spinach is actually optional!!)

Laurie's Pasta

1 jar of alfredo sauce
about 12 slices of bacon - give or take
Chicken - I use the bags of already cooked, grilled, cubed chicken you can buy - but I have also just cooked a couple of breasts and shredded those
Mushrooms (optional)
Box of frozen spinach (optional)
Angel hair pasta

I use already cooked bacon.  I put it in the oven on broil to get it started, then take it out and crumble it.  Put that into a pot with your chicken and mushrooms (if using.)  I hit this with a little Italian seasoning and garlic.  Saute this for a few minutes just to get the chicken warmed through.  Add in the jar of alfredo sauce.  Stir well, turn to low to heat while  you make your pasta.  Cook spinach like the directions say to.  Serve on the side to mix into your pasta while you eat it... so tasty!


And by the way, my biggest regret is not filing a police report from OCH the morning of 8/4/09 when I was encouraged to.  I think my life would be FAR different now if I had... I would give almost anything to go back and change that.  But oh well... all we can do is keep looking forward.  The past is the past. :)

I will still get my Photo of the Day today, too - it's "Dinner" so that won't be til later!!! :)



Sunday, February 5, 2012

Feb 5 10 AM

Photo of the day - 10 AM - Emily... About to leave for church. "Don't take my picture."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 17 - and a New Challenge!

Day 17 is "something I am looking forward to."  Well, honestly, right this minute I'm looking forward to 5:00. It has been one of those days that just started off wrong and hasn't perked up much!! I am also looking forward to getting to hang out with my husband tonight at Dave's for an early birthday celebration! Dave's gives you free pizza for your birthday and since we can't go Friday and we LOVE trivia, we're going tonight.  Then tomorrow I get to go watch the EMCC men's basketball team play at home - they are undefeated in division play! And EMCC's men's teams are also undefeated when I am there! :) And, to top this week off - it's a babies weekend and my husband's 30th birthday!! I am looking forward to having dinner with them and Derek and friends - and we are even going to have a pinata! How fun is that?? So if I can just get through the 8-5 parts of this week, the rest of it is really good!
Ok, I am going to join my sweet friend Laura in "Photo a Day February!"

So, here is my blah view for today (and almost everyday from 8-5.) 



You should go ahead and just give in and do the Photo a Day, too. You can do it on your blog - or I have also seen people posting it to their Twitter and/or Facebook.  This MIGHT even be easier than the 30-day-blog-challenge-that-is-taking-more-like-100-days. :)