Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Birthday!

When Wild Man woke up this morning I looked at him and said, "Guess what today is??!! He looked right back at me, got this really excited look on his face and said, "What?" I told him it was his birthday and he responded with, "No it's not! I already had my party." I think one day he will get it.

We had his well child appt this morning (which was great except for the 4 shots), did our normal lunch and afternoon routine, and then waited for Prof to get home from work, so we could get the real party on.

When Prof got home we let Wild Man pick where he wanted to eat. He picked CiCi's and we were very excited because we just knew he would pick McD's, like always. So we headed off to CiCi's.

While there several things happened that caught my attention and made me question the world we live in today.

There was a little hispanic lady that walked around taking everyone's dirty plates. She was really sweet and had a pretty smile. She very nicely asked me if I was done and then took my plate. She then moved to the next table and immediately began speaking Spanish. How did she know that guy spoke Spanish? Isn't that rude?? I mean what if he was an English speaking Hispanic? Those are just a few questions that flew through my mind.

Then, while I was processing that, I saw something that bothered me even more. Now, before I go any further, let me just tell you that I hate it when I see couples making out in public. I don't know why it bothers me so much, but it does. I mean go home, get a room, or something. Don't do it at CiCi's. However, tonight it was not the fact that the couple was all over each other that bothered me so much. It was the fact that they were both girls! I mean can I not just eat pizza with my kids anymore? I could not focus on anything at all until they left. Thank goodness that they got theirs to go.

Then not long after they left the sweet little cleaning lady made me laugh. She worked so hard to clean off this table. I mean cups, napkins, plate, and everything. As soon as she started scooting her little cart off, the couple sitting there came back with their food. Bless her heart she started apologizing all over the place and then just looked at me and laughed. Why me? I don't know. I guess she knew I was nice. Anyway, the couple impressed me. Instead of getting mad, which most people do these days, they were nice and told her not to worry about it. Way to go! I am glad in the midst of chaos there are nice people.

Our night ended with a few fits being thrown, a spanking, a lot of tears, and then the opening of the presents.

I love Wild Man to pieces and I am glad today was his birthday, but I am also glad it is time for me to go to bed. Happy 4th Birthday Wild Man!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Party

So tomorrow Wild Man turns 4! So hard to believe! We had a small, really small, birthday party for him last night, since tomorrow is church night. We really had a lot of fun. Here are some pictures. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Only Five Days Left To Save!! - Updated 8/27

Initials Inc is having a HUGE SALE!!! I know several of you have asked about it. Here is an updated list of what is on sale. Remember the SALE ends Friday August 31st! Buy now before your favorite Initials Item is gone! Have fun shopping!

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Sassy Bags - All fabrics (unless otherwise noted)
Baguette - $44.99 (Sold out of Brown and Red)
Prissy - $39.99 (Sold out of Red, B/W Dot, Kingston Paisley, and Carribean Paisley)
Jubilee - $41.99 (Sold out of Brown, B/W Dot, and B/W Gingham)
Tote - $46.99 (Sold out of Brown)

Swag - $46.99 (Sold out of Brown, Kingston, B/W Dot, and Hampton)

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The Saddle - $39.99
The Shopper - $24.99
The Canteen - $24.99 – limited quantity
Quilted Backpack Purse (Hot Pink and Teal) - $37.99

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Flower Power Jute - $27.99

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Spa Robe - $46.99 – limited quantity

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Urban Messenger (Red) - $37.99 – very limited quantity
Laundry Bag (white and chambray) - $19.99

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Golf Towel (navy) - $14.99 – very limited quantity
Golf Towel (white) - $14.99
Bat Bag (red and blue) - $24.99 – limited quantity

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Take Along Caddy (all fabrics) - $22.99 – limited quantity

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Kaleidoscope Folded Cards - $19.99 – limited quantity
Flower Power Folded Cards - $19.99 – SOLD OUT

Not in Catalog
Hostess Tote - $14.99 - This was the hostess gift for parties $750+

Friday, August 24, 2007

In The News

So, the Prof's school was on the news! Is it good or bad? I will leave that for you to decide. Watch it and tell me what you think. This should spark a fun conversation.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

T-O-R-I...What's that spell?

Wild Man loves to write letters. In fact normally he just makes marks and calls it what he wants to call it. However, there is one word he can spell, or I guess I should say try to spell. His sister's name. Today we were playing and I asked him to write her name. This was the first thing I got....

I decided to try to teach him how to put the letters in order, so I wrote her name and asked him to copy what I wrote. This is what I got....

Well, now we know 2 things. TORI can also spell TRIO and RIOT. And, Wild Man is a very smart little boy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What is it? Why do I have 2 of them?

Hey guys. I decided to have a little fun with this post. I am going to post a picture and you have to guess what it is and why I would use it. You are allowed to ask questions, but only questions that can be answered with "Yes" or "No". BB is not allowed to play because she already knows. If you have talked to BB and she has told you then you are not allowed to play. If there is anyone else who I or the Prof has talked to about this, then you can not play either. However, those who are not playing are allowed to answer the questions, but only with "Yes" or "No".

Okay, here is the object. It is on top of my bar stool, just to give you a hint about the size. I will tell you nothing else. The rest you have to figure out. Let the guessing begin!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

This is why we call him Wild Man

I know that I have put a lot of videos on here lately, but honestly I am addicted! I love that I have figured out how to share my life with all of you in video form.

Many of you know that Wild Man is not always so wild. In fact, around new people, he can pretty shy. So, some of you who read my blog might not believe what you are about to see. Let me just tell you that this is him at home. In fact, this is really why we call him Wild Man.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wild Man Singing, or something like that

Let the countdown begin!

It is that time again! Time for a new catalog. In just 2 short weeks, Initials Inc will unveil the Fall/Winter Catalog. As with the Spring/Summer Catalog, you can expect to see a lot of new and exclusive products.

Here are just a few things you can expect to see:
  • A new Fabric exclusive to Initials
  • Two new product lines ; The Home Fragrance Collection and The My Spa Collection
  • Two new additions to the Sassy Bag collection; The Jubilette and The Wallet
  • Upgrades on the Sassy Bags; Now they will all include the magnetic closure, improved corded handle, coordinating lining, and all gusseted bags will include feet.
  • New Hostess Gift for parties totaling $750+
  • There will also be some new package deals, where you can get more for your money!

Here are some ways you can take advantage of transition time:

  • Order today what you still want from the Spring/Summer Catalog. There is no guarantee that the item you have been dreaming about will be in the new catalog.
  • Book a party. This is a great time of the year to have a party and with the new catalog, it is sure to be a hit. Just could earn enough Initials Bucks and Half Priced Items to buy most of your Christmas presents for a small amount. Also, the Hostesses of the first 5 parties done with the new catalog will receive a special gift from me! So, don’t miss your chance. Book your Squeal Appeal Party or Party On The Go today!

Let the countdown begin…15 days and counting!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Name Game

Kearsmom tagged me, so here it goes.

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

K - Kids - I have 2 kids, Wild Man (will be 4 in 2 weeks) and Little One (16 mo)
A - Amanda - my first name, and the name I am called when I am not on blogger :-)
T - Thankful - I am so thankful for all the ways that God has provided for my family.
H - Husband - I have the best husband in the whole world!
R - Right - This is what I am all the time and don't forget that! :-)
Y - Yes - The word I say more than I need to. However, I am not as bad as BB :-)
N - "N"initials consultant - I sell cute, cute, cute, purses and bags for Initials Inc and love it!!

Okay, so now I must tag someone. I tag B and Abby.

Have fun!!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

I don't know what I would do without them!

I have to tell you that I have had one those days where my kids have just made me laugh all day long. I love days like today, because it is so much fun! They have just been silly all day. Here is a little, very little, glimpse of our day.

Little One loves her new ability to walk all over the place. She is really getting the hang of it and moving around pretty good. Tonight, while we were discussing dinner plans, she found a piece of paper and a pen. She then proceeded to walk around the house with the paper in one hand and pen in the other. She would look around and then stop and begin to try to write. It was so funny. It was like she was inspecting the house or something. Here is what she looked like....

Wild Man figured out I was taking pictures of Little One and he got somewhat jealous, so he asked me to take his picture. As I took the picture he started to jump up in the air. This is the picture I got....

This is why he is called Wild Man. Also, the strap around his leg is some contraption he made up that is hooked to the table. He loves to tie things to the table. I am not sure who he gets that from, but it is not me!

I seriously do not know what I do without my precious children to make me laugh! These are the times I want to to remember forever, especially on the not fun days.

Monday, August 06, 2007

My Best Friend's Wedding

I had the great honor this weekend to serve as the Matron of Honor in my best friend's wedding. KV and I have been friends since 1st grade, which is almost 20 years. God has definitely blessed our friendship and now He has blessed her with an incredible husband. They love each other so much, but most of all the love their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They know that He has called them to serve together for His kingdom. The wedding was very sweet and I was very blessed to be there to celebrate her special day with her. Here are some pictures of the Bridal Luncheon, Rehearsal Dinner, The Wedding, and the Reception. Enjoy!

Our Little Patient (Cont'd)

Here are some pictures of Little One in the hospital. We are so glad that she is better now.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Okay, so I know that I don't normally blog twice in one day, but this was definitely blog worthy, so I had to!

As you know, I am here this week because I am the Matron of Honor in my best friend's wedding. The Prof had to work this week, so he decided to wait and come on Friday, just in time for Rehearsal Dinner.

As always, we talked a million times on the phone today. We talked about work, the kids, and all the good stuff. Tonight The Prof called a few times to tell me he was going to his favorite bookstore and then to eat at Taco Bell. I knew his every move. Or, did I?

The last time he called I had just gotten on the Wild Man for something. Prof asked me if Wild Man needed to talk to him on the phone. I was in the process of getting Wild Man to come to the phone when The Prof said, "Just tell him to go to the front door." I said, "Huh??" Then he said it again, "Just tell him to go to the front door." It hit me. The Prof was here! I ran to the front door. I was so glad to see him. Yesterday was so rough at the hospital, it was great to see him! It was a great surprise that is for sure!

Our Little Patient

The Prof's parents brought the kids and I to Jackson on Monday. The reason for our trip this week is that my best friend is getting married on Saturday. I came in early so that I could help her do whatever she needed me to do and to help get her bridal luncheon together for Friday.

However, what happened yesterday was not in the plan at all. Little One woke up, as normal, refused to eat breakfast, which she has been doing for a few days, and then played with the boys for about an hour. Then she got sick. Before we knew it we found oursleves in the ER, with a very dehydrated Little One. After about 4 tries they finally got her IV started in her right foot. She had x-rays and a CT scan done as well (the CT Scan was because her eyes were doing weird things and they wanted to rule out an some sort of head issue).

After about 8 hours in the ER we were able to go home. She has been doing a lot better today, so hopefully the only events we will have this week will be those having to do with the wedding.

I will post hospital pictures soon. So check back later to see our little patient.