Monday, March 31, 2008


So what do you do when you have a two hour break in between games?

Go to the Mall (Check)

Get something to eat (Check)

Go wash My Car (Check)

Hey lets go for a ride through the car wash!

Boy that was fun! Now lets clean the inside! :)

My car was nassssttttyyyy, but what do you expect when you are carting around a car load full of softball players who have red dirt all over them.


Sunday, March 30, 2008


I know, I know y'all have all been patiently waiting to find out what I have been up to this weekend. Well wait no further.........

Friday was the start of another wonderful weekend of softball!!!! We had two games Friday night and then started Saturday day off with a game at 11:30 and needed to be at the field at 10:30. I drop Syd off at the gate so she can hurry and get on up there with her team mates, while I drive past her for a parking place. ( ok, ok I picked her back up and drove here the rest of the way)

Here are few pictures to show you the fun we had. :)

First it starts to sprinkle. Now not those little sprinkles, its the onces that when one drop hits your head it runs down your head.

Here is my wonderful friend Melinda trying to stay out of the rain.

Here the girls try to take some shelter from the sprinkles. You know they are made of sugar and they will melt if they get to wet. The precious darlings.

Hey Syd and Haley are y'all shooting birds at people. No? Thats just some hand shake y'all are doing? The Spiderman Dance? Well alrighty then. :/

So we go to the dugout because its time to play ball!!
( they are so excited :} )

But guess what happens.................

The sprinkles turn to this..............

So the girls just hung out waiting for the rain to stop.

Well it keeps raining and raining and raining and raining and raining, oh sorry you want me to stop now. Just trying to put you in the moment.

(Syd and BF Jess)

Syd "washing" her hands

So Coach H. went to find out what was going on. Are we delaying, are we cancelling, are we about to get struck by lighting?

Verdict we are playing as soon as this passes they are gonna get the fields ready.

Doesn't she look excited?

So we are playing when they get this cleaned up? Yeah right!

So we wait....

And do hair (ya know cause we are girls)......

We say there is a moose on the other side of the ballfield. See it a moose over by that tree behind the light pole. See it!!!!

I think Syd and Val (yep her name is Valerie also, but she spells it wrong) need to go have their eyes checked what do yall think?

Stay tuned for part two of a Saturday in Softball land.............................


Saturday, March 29, 2008


It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,

A beautiful day for a neighbor.

Would you be mine?Could you be mine?

..It's a neighborly day in this beauty wood,

A neighborly day for a beauty.

Would you be mine?Could you be mine?

...I've always wanted to have a neighbor just like you.

I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So, let's make the most of this beautiful day.

Since we're together we might as well say:

Would you be mine?Could you be mine?

Won't you be my neighbor?

Won't you please,Won't you please?

Please won't you be my neighbor?

Ok, so you are probably sitting there saying, "Yep she has finally lost it, Valarie has finally gone a little wacko" .

Well nothing could be farther from the truth.

I got an award yesterday, from my wonderful friend Jennifer. So far that makes two that I have gotten. Both of them have been from Jennifer. So thank you ever so much. You are a super great person and I am so glad that we have become friends. One day we might even get to meet each other.
So lets pay it forward and give out the love. I would like to award this fine honor to the following people.

My lovely sister Lisa

My smart, witty, and handsome nephew Gabe

My oh so special cousin Stacey

My dear friend Valarie in Mexico

My wonderful friends Sister Honey Bunch and Sassy


Friday, March 28, 2008


“Not all black pants are created equal, Stacy says. "Invest a little more in a great quality fabric that drapes, skims the body, yet still has structure." Julia models basic black pants made by Akris (available at and Neiman Marcus). These pants fit Stacy's two main criteria—they have a thick waistband that helps cinch the stomach and a slightly flared leg. Aside from the Akris black pants, Stacy suggests these less expensive styles: Theory's Max C, Chaiken's Laura, Banana Republic's Martin and Gap's Curvy.”

This is from Oprah’s Booty Basics: The Perfect Black Pants

All wardrobes need the “The Perfect Black Pants”. They are an essential go to item in the closet. I have a pair that I got at New York & Co. for $5.99, yes you heard me right $5.99. I wear them all the time. They are a good thing to wear to church, to work, and unfortunately to funerals. We ran into this problem early this week when a friend of Jessie’s Father passed away. Jessie wasn’t sure what to wear. I told her that wearing a nice pair of black slacks and solid nice blouse of some type would be fine.

Ok sorry I am gonna go on a tangent here. I hate it when I go to a funeral and there are girls there in halter dresses and clear heeled shoes. You haven’t seen that at a funeral? Well come to Alabama and you will. Hey I can say that I live here. So if you are one who has done this, don’t do it again.

There I’m better, any who where was I oh yes Black Pants. Wearing an incorrect pair of black pants can be as bad as the dreaded “Mom Jeans”.

Make sure when you purchase them that they fall at an appropriate length above the floor. Please no “Flooding” allowed. Also make sure that if the waist is higher that you don’t tuck your shirt in. It could cause a “mega butt”, you know you don’t know wear it begins or ends.

If you have hail damage going on like I do, grab you a pair of lycra type things. You know spanx or something like that. It will smooth everything out, and all will be right with the world.

Here are few examples of a good pair of black pants.

(Hey y'all when I was looking for pictures I ran across this last one. It came from Fussy's site back in October 2007.)

Here are some examples of what not to wear.

Now go forth and find some if you don’t have them already. Remember you don’t have to spend a lot to look good! Oh yeah, go visit all the other fabulous ideas over at Fussy's.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ok shes back up now! :)

I think I broke Pioneer Womans new webpage. :( I went to post a comment and then it crashed. All I did was hit submit and it went bye-bye. Hopefully she will be back up in a little bit. I am having P-Dub withdrawals.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting

Those cats were fast as lightning

In fact it was a little bit frightning

But they fought with expert timing

My guys have skills!!



Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Have you ever had one of those days when just didn't know what to say? Well I am having one now. There's alot going on in this brain of mine, but I just cant think of what to blog about. :(

(Hmmmm Ponder Ponder)

What was I pondering about you might ask? Thats a good question because I do not know. This was taken on the steps at a little cabin at a park in our home town. We were taking some Senior pictures of our nephew Kyle. I was just sitting there thinking, about who knows what.

I know how about yall tell me what you think I was thinking. Yep that sounds like a plan man.

So I know that there are people out there who look at this sight and don't comment. So I am calling you out on it.

and all the people at Ricky's work who are reading this

So that is your challange come up with what you think I was thinking. If you can't do that, go comment on another post I have written.

I need some comment love people! Don't make me whine! :\


Monday, March 24, 2008


"Mostly" happy children Easter morning. Can you tell which ones were not ready to get up.

The Easter Bunny even brought Cannon a treat!

FAMILY PHOTO TIME ( They hate doing this)

This years photo shoot went pretty well, no crying or anything went on, so it was a good day. :)