Monday, January 29, 2007

I've been tagged by Jacki and by Ez

Five things you didnt know about me:

1. I didnt eat meat for 9 years but LOVE the smell of hamburgers.

2.I used to paint rocks and sell them to my neighbors.

3.I was pick pocketed in Venice by a six year old.

4.I ran two marathons.

5. I still sleep with my yellow baby blanket.

I would like to tag Lauren and Ali.

Five things you didn't know about Abe:

1. I have Peanut M&M's and a large glass of very cold milk just about everynight, that's probably why I passed on dessert at your house.

2. I prefer FM on the way to work (99X or Q100) and AM on the way home (680...90? or 750).

3. I've run three marathons.

4. I like to go for walks with Marley our dog, and Elle.

5. I like things to be put in piles.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Photoshoot

My friends and I went and had our pictures taken. We had so much fun!













Monday, January 15, 2007

The Children's Museum

My friend Lauren and I took our girls to the Children's Museum in Atlanta. Our babies are a day apart. We had fun watching Elle and Hayley explore the whole place.











Friday, January 12, 2007

We're buying a House!!

Abe and I are buying a house!!
About two years ago, I found a neighborhood called Seven Hills in Dallas, Ga. I fell in love at first sight. It reminds me of a planned community. When you first drive into the neighborhood, you see a "Mini White Water". There are three playgrounds, nature trails, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and tennis courts. The neighborhood has little neighborhoods inside of it. We bought the model home from the Treadstone neighborhood.





Our home has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms. It's small, but cute. Since it was the model home, it came with upgraded light fixtures, window treatments, small decorations, and a kitchen table. If only the curtains matched my colors!

We're so excited to FINALLY have a home of our own! I lay awake at night thinking about how I'm going to decorate it. Where should the couch go, should I keep the curtains in the dining room, What color should I paint the dining room? What color pillows should I put on the bed in the guestroom?






Thursday, January 11, 2007

Trip to Texas

After Christmas, Abe, me, Elle, Crystal, and Ez decided to drive to Texas to visit Emmi, Chris, and Hayden. It took us about 13hours to drive. I was so surprised how good Elle was in the car. I'm not sure if she even cried at all.


While we were there, Emmi, Crystal, and I got manicures and pedicures, went shopping, and had MAC makeovers. We had so much fun!! We got our nails done at this salon called Hollywood nails. It was by far the nicest nail salon I've ever dreamed of. They had waterfalls...and more waterfalls....and elaborate decorations, plasma tv's all over the place. It's probably what nail salons will look like in Heaven.

We also had MAC makeovers. Even though the makeover made me want to hide my face till I could get to the closest bathroom, I did get some good ideas for doing my makeup. I'll probably convert even though they dont give out "gifts" like clinique.

We also worked out while we were there. Emmi just started teaching aerobics at the YMCA. They let us workout while we were there. Since I hardly ever get a chance to workout anymore, my muscles ached like a grandma the whole time I was there. I cant wait till I'm a stay at home mom and get to go to the gym every morning. One day....one day.

What else did we do..we went shopping. Dallas of course has the BEST shopping! I literally could shop all day long. And I did!




Other than that, we just hungout around the house. We gave Elle and Hayden bath's together. It's fun to have a baby the same age as Emmi. We were getting the cutest pictures of them in the bath together, till Hayden stands up in the bathtub and starts peeing.





I see your hiney
so white and shiney
if you dont hide it
I'm going to bite it!
(My mom used to sing that to us when we were little) Thought I would carry on the tradition.






Sunday, January 07, 2007

Elle's first Christmas

Elle's first Christmas was so much fun!! For the first time in years, I felt like a kid at Christmas. I couldnt wait to see her reaction to all her toys.




It took Elle a minute before she even went for a toy. Then she went straight for a cheap last minute gift!


She went straight for the little five dollar puppy dog and NEVER put it down. She wouldnt look at or even open any other gifts. That puppy was with her all day long. For those of you who dont know, Elle LOVES dogs!! Her first word was "puppy". She has puppy fever! She gets more excited to see our dog Marley than she does me!







Elle with Grandpa Steve.









Where's Elle?