Tuesday, September 16, 2014


100 things that make me smile
76. dropping justin off at school with 2 backpacks in tow
77. picking up 'men who made america' dvd at the library
78. free weekly 'us' magazine still appearing in my mailbox
79. batman luke saving gothem city this halloween
80. buckets of rain finally falling from the afternoon clouds

Monday, September 15, 2014


100 things that make me smile
71. first game of the season -
monday night football with evening sun and 90 degrees
72. sitting behind fans who use umbrellas in the bleachers
73. our wide receiver turning into the second half center !!
74. tums in the bottom of my purse
75. a quick update from number 27 after the game

Sunday, September 14, 2014


100 things that make me smile
66. homemade peanut butter cookies
67. justins lawn care service
68. having the employees know steves name 
when we walk into papa murphys
69. 7th graders band tears
70. "its your turn." calls thru the house

Saturday, September 13, 2014


100 things that make me smile
61. registration for SAT is online with photo required
{what happened to just showing up with a no. 2 pencil?!}
62. rain - finally
63. going to the movies to see 'when the game
stands tall' with my dudes today
64. facetiming birthday girls last night
65. mighty fine burgers for dinner

Friday, September 12, 2014


100 things that make me smile
56. a new iphone case
57. with girly hearts all over
58. for the 5c phone
59. with a bright orange price sticker on it
60. on clearance for 4.98 at target {smile}

Thursday, September 11, 2014


100 things to smile about today
51. hand picked birthday card from the boys
52. opi strawberry margarita nail polish
53. cascade dishwasher packets
54. quick dentist appointments
55. our freedom and those who fight for it everyday

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


100 things to smile about
46. nfl football picks tallied today for week one - nates in the lead
47. a free U2 album for all on itunes today
48. ali edwards 'week in the life' class
49. dragonflies everywhere right now
50. 'bear crawl' frowns after football practice

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


100 things to smile about
41. morning moons on ride to school at 7am
42. remembering to cancel netflix till house of cards season three starts
43. no lines at the post office
44. listening to 'the pursuit' cd from church
45. having my driver pick me up after the late pta meeting tonight

Monday, September 8, 2014


100 things to smile about
36. seeing nathan outside doing his homework yesterday
37. orthodontist appoints that run on time
38. pharmacists that give you three pills to hold you over
39. finishing 'one plus one' beach read book today
40. monday night football & meatloaf

Sunday, September 7, 2014


100 things to smile about
30. overtime bills games on the ipad - bills won
31. cheeseburgers on the grill
32. amazon sunday delivery at the front door
33. sailboat pandora charms
34. alex and ani bracelets
35. mikes '8 coolers' in the basement story

Saturday, September 6, 2014


100 things to smile about
26. getting out of work on time!
27. chilled bottle of wine in the refridge
28. candles x 48 tonight on a tripe chocolate cake
29. draft day dvd
30. a husband who heard me moan when i was 4th on the waiting 
list at the library for the book 'america'

Friday, September 5, 2014


100 things to smile about
21. having 27 words with friends games to play today
22. renewing my nursing license online
23. getting all of july & august photos into project life binder
24. leftovers for dinner - no cooking involved
25. favorite joan rivers quote: 
" i hate housework! you make the bed, you do the dishes -
and six months later you start all over again."

Thursday, September 4, 2014


100 things to smile about
16. iphone videos that remind me of summer vacation
17. bounty 'pick-a-size' paper towels
18. annual influenza shots at work
19. NFL season is finally here
20. surviving my very first 'crown' at the dentist

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


100 things to smile about:
11. a stack of "14 day loan" books on my nightstand
12. ten minute hair coloring kits for those few grey roots
13. an ironing board pad that must be from the 90's
14. printing our NFL folders for this season
15. my dyson - i don't share this

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


100 things to smile about:

6. weekly brownie mix cook off continues around here -
we'll keep you posted on the winning mix
7. early morning band practices at 7am
8. getting back to routines.
9. parent football meetings that feel like old home days.
10. chicken caesar wraps for dinner

Monday, September 1, 2014


100 things to smile about:
1. labor day holiday for all
2. del taco lunch with jalapenos
3. cheeseburgers on the grill with a new sweet 
potato fries recipe (inedible - threw that recipe away)
4. free nursing continuing education credits online
5. hanging chess board games are 
still a huge hit around here!

Sunday, August 31, 2014


almost 2 years filled with daily games
and we finally "tied"....
bloggable moment.
everyday memory.


sunday fun for all.
top golf is our new favorite hangout.
great drinks. great food. great laughs at my golf swing!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


100 degrees.
and football practice is over for today.
love watching the 7th graders head off the fields!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


and the front hall backback love is back.
after a summer of just flip-flops,
here comes the pounds of papers, homework & textbooks!
love our "drop zone"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


first day of school smiles.
the house is too quiet.
can't wait to hear if everyone survived the first day back.
heres to an awesome school year ahead!

Monday, August 25, 2014


getting ready for the big day tomorrow.
lunches are prepped.
alarm clocks are set.
pencils are sharpened.
supplied are labelled.
where did the summer go?


hey mike - what are you doing on the back of my US weekly magazine?
talk about moonlighting.....

Sunday, August 24, 2014


love my ipad mini.
love borrowing books from the library to read on it.
thousands of bags reduced to 1/4 inch.
perfect for those school pickup lines i feel coming soon.
great to read in bed at night, no need to turn on the light.
today i am appreciative of technology!

Friday, August 22, 2014


guess whats coming next to mighty fine?
can't believe they will be this close to us.
our dining our budget just got increased.
can't wait.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


guess what we celebrated tonight?
happy 16th birthday nathan!
a day filled with einstein bagel breakfast
and mighty fine burger dinner.
wouldn't be a birthday without a harvey 
wallbanger cake & a couple presents.
happy. day. nate.


guess what we did today?
football orientation for colin.
loved picking up his gear & filling his locker!
can't believe its football season already!
go. colin. go.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


absolutely loved this book.
i hated to reach the last page.
so well written that you felt as if you were there!
5 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


because the challenge reached our house today!

Saturday, August 16, 2014


saturday road trip to college station, texas.
a day filled with a presidential library,
saturday family memories!


went to trader joes for the first time today.
had to go to whole foods and have a glass of champagne to recover.
can't believe people compare the two stores.

Friday, August 8, 2014


happy day poppa!
not often you shoot 2 under your age!
today you shot an 83 at 85 years young!

Monday, August 4, 2014


because yesterday we traveled from crystal beach to memphis.
because yesterday we spent 14 hours in the car.
because today we traveled from memphis to austin.
because today we spent 9 hours & 45 minutes in the car.
because the car ride home always seems longer & quieter.
because as mush as we love vacation days,
its nice to be home safe & sound.
heres to everyday vacation memories!

Saturday, August 2, 2014


because its not vacation without a banana boat ride, 
tubing behind poppa boat,
a happy hour lightning storm,
ice cream sundaes to celebrate august birthdays
and a front porch game of catch phrase.
because all vacations must come to an end.
because its our turn to say goodbye.
because its not really goodbye.
its see you soon!