Monday, November 30, 2009


Zach and Paige

Me and Paige

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law have just embarked on a nationwide road trip that will take place for the next I think 6 months or so. They have started a blog and are stitching off daily to update it. I find it fascinating yet CRAZY what they are doing. I would never have the guts to do something like this (most wouldn't) which is why they are allowing us to tag along through their blog! They left the day after Thanksgiving from their home in Portland, Oregon. If you are looking for a new blog to stalk THIS IS IT! I am sure there will be many incredible stories to come! Good luck Zach and Paige! Can't wait to see you when you make it here for the holidays!

Zach and Paige


Do you ever desire for God to literally shake the ground you walk on? Well He is shaking mine alright! All I can do is rely on Him and thank Him for the blessings He has given to me. A month ago I would have been shocked if someone had asked me to train for a half marathon. Then my mom and I made a packed to do the best we could and prepare for one. I was in minor freak out mode at first and we picked a half in Austin we wanted to do. I have been consistent with my training and have not given up. This Saturday we did a 5k (my mom got first in her age group...whoop! go Pam!) and this sucker was all hills! It about killed me and made me reconsider my Austin goal (mostly hills too). I remembered my friend Kelsey said she was doing one the week before mine and it was here in Dallas so I talked to my mom and we decided on that. Well a few hours later and now I know that Amber, Sarah, Kelsey, and Benny B are all doing it too. THEN I got a call from my cousin saying she decided to train for a half (not knowing about me doing it) and she is doing the same one with her hubby and of course my mom is training too! All this to say when we want something God will send in the reinforcements to make sure that it happens! I am so excited for the next few months to see how all this goes! I can not wait to see every ones successes!

See you all out there for the Rock 'n' Roll Half! March 14th!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Challenge

I struggle a lot with the Holidays. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the smells, the lights, the music, the family, and especially the true meaning of Christmas... but I have to say-the gift giving and pressure to give something special even when you feel you don't have the means to do so tends to get in the way. There is something about surprising someone with the perfect gift on Christmas that lights everyone up but I just feel like anymore people just expect it. It is so sad when we have SO MUCH and there are so many people out there with so little. We just sit here and hold our hands out for more! I would like to challenge ALL of my readers to give something to someone less fortunate this holiday season! My family has decided this year that we will be giving gifts to each other from the World Vision Gift Catalog. 100% of your money goes to exactly what you purchase from the catalog and they will send you a card to give to the person that you bought the gift in their name! Say I buy a cow for a village in a 3rd world country (they can use for milk, dairy, and even meat!) the cow is $500... I can give a card to my sister telling her I bought a cow in her name! I could send a girl to school for $140! That is Crazy to me! My heart goes out to this and I am so pleased to be able to do this!

If I can get at least 7 of my blogger friends to give to an organization (of your choosing) this holiday season and POST about it I will double my gift of $25 I was already planning on giving in the name of my blogger friends. Specifically to the help for sexually exploited girls. This is an area that brings me to tears just thinking about it and I am passionate about. Like is said I am already giving gifts from this catalog to my family so this will be on top of that! Are you up for the challenge? Comment here so I will know if you have joined the challenge! Try to get others in on it too!

Happy Holidays!

Here are some great ogrinazations:
World Vision
Samaritan's Purse


One of my oldest friends Ashley is doing a surprise give away in honor of her 100 followers (although now she is way past 100 already) GO ASH! If you are interested in entering today is the LAST DAY! GO to her page and enter now!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

OPK and PT's

Hello lady blog friends! I know many of my readers are married and are trying to have babies : ) I found this website that you can order 10 ovulation and or prego test....FREE! No surveys no credit cards! They are a none profit organization that help women try to conceive! How cool is that?!?! I just ordered mine... go ahead and try it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brag Sesh!

My little Ruby is a Rock star! Her cousin is a model and her agent saw Ruby's pics (the ones I posted a few weeks ago) and signed her that day! This was late last week. Ally got a call like Friday telling her to be in LA for a Baby Gap audition. (this was her first audition EVER) After waiting a few hours and watching hundreds of babies go in and out Ally got word they wanted her back the next day for a "call back". She showed up today and they sent her away and said we will call you in a couple hours. They called her and said bring her back now we are starting the fittings!!!!! She got it! From what I hear this is for their whole campaign except TV. Advertising, store use, and catalog!

Sooo proud of you lil peanut!

Run Lizzie Run!

Well, I am doing it! I am training for a half marathon! I am extremely freaked out and so sure I will fail! But I am going to give it my all! When I run I lose focus really easily and then I want to stop! I need to learn the mind games to keep me going! My mom is on this kick where she wants to do a 5k once or twice a month. She has already done one this month and we plan on signing up for one on the 28th, two in December, and a 10k in January. The half we are wanting to do is called Zooma. It is a race geared towards women's health and it is at the Hyatt Spa Hotel in Austin. After the race they have wine tastings, mini spa treatments, food, and shopping! Just sounds like a fun time : ) I would love to have good times for the 5k's but lets be honest I have some short legs and these baby's turn over really fast but don't get me very far LOL! My pedometer reads 2.6 miles and my google map reads 2.1 miles : ( This means I am working .5 miles harder then my husband that is 6 ft. and can finish a 5k at around an 8 min mile. My best time right now is 11.20 min miles and I feel like I am sprinting! UGH! Oh well this is why I just want to prove to myself I can do it. If I ever do a half again I will go for time.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I would love to know who is reading my blog! My friend Ashley just reached 100 followers! WAY TO GO! If you read my blog will you show me by following me? I just would LOVE to see who is! I will FOR sure do a giveaway when I reach 50!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween or not?

This year the thought of Halloween stressed me out! I was planning on going to Oklahoma to visit my good friend Anna and plans ended up changing last minute and did not want to rush costumes together for me and K last min. We decided to hang back and pass out candy to the neighborhood kids. They were all soo cute decked out in there costumes! Aside from passing out candy I did my friend Haley's hair and makeup for the party I would have gone to. Amber also came over and hung out! She helped with passing out candy when my hands were full of makeup brushes and hair! LOL! Here is and iPhone pic of Haley (not great quality)

After Haley left me, Amber, and KRock went to OTB for some much need food and drink! I was sad that Amber left when we got home but happy to curl up and watch Mad Men!

Also here are some pics of my niece, Ruby Layne's, costume that my crazy talented sister made!

This one she has her little Cabage Patch shoes on!

I just love her to pieces!