Tuesday, April 27, 2010

post it note tuesday

Friday, April 23, 2010


1. What was the first car you owned? 
That would be "Goldie" the Galant. it was a 2000, gold galant, with sunroof, great sound system, wood grain, and a 6 disk cd player.... man i loved that car. it was a gift for being on the deans list my first semester in college

2. What song are you embarrassed to know the lyrics to?
thats a hard one....im going to go with girl power by the spice girls... i know i know... but i was a closet fan in middle school

3. Have you ever had stitches?
yes i also tore my acl freshman year of college... ouch.... i had snitches using a fishing wire like material. it was basically one long stitch. i still remembering getting it removed. give me chills

4. What was your first job?
i was an intern at american founders life insurance. they paid $10.75. pretty good for a junior in high school. i was in a work study program since i already had enough credits, accept for senior english, so i went to school for two periods then worked the rest of the day, and got extra high school credit for it.  2 of my friends from high school worked there too, and we always had a great time. Plus Mel our boss bought us lunch every friday!!1 he was awesome

5. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character?
well everyone knows i love elmo! seriously i went through a phase in highschool where i collected elmo dolls. needless to say lani will never need a tickle-me-elmo because i have the entire line. even country western elmo... lol totally serious

Thursday, April 22, 2010

top 3 thursday

Brought to you by Elizabeth and The (Un)Experienced Mom
Where are your Top 3 favorite places to shop?
3.  Macy's!!!  This one is genetic. My grandmother loved Macy's. My mom loves Macy's. It was my first credit card. I danced at the Macy's parade.  Something about that big red star that always makes me smile. If i cant find an outfit any where, I guarantee that I can find one at Macy's.  I even found a dress for my wedding reception there.  i <3 Macy's!
2. Dillards. This store has the best sales on clothes ever. I can always find something super cute for Lani or the Hubby. And when you are the primary shopper for the family, every sale helps!!!
But to anyone who knows me this is not a surprise. I go to target at least twice a week. I buy clothes there, groceries, baby stuff, dvds everything.  And most people say but walmart is cheaper, but i like to consider it a convenience fee.  I never have to wait in super long lines. The store is always clean, and the quality of the products just seem better! (side note... just paid off the target credit card. big mistake getting a credit card to target.  i thought i was going to need an intervention) 
so whats your favorite store???? 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wishful Wed ....Glee

'I wish' .... I could be a GLEE character for an episode and it would be a tie between Rachel and Kurt!
i must admit she is my favorite character!
i think we are kindred spirits. a bit quirky. always convinced that we are the "star" everyone else just didnt get the memo!!! The extreme emotion that can only be expressed in song. i am famous for voicing my emotions via song lyrics!

now kurt... thats just because i'm a huge fan! single ladies... wanting to do the woman's part for his solo... he cracks me up, and is so comfortable in his own skin. I think thats so important to anyone. gay or straight. to feel beautiful and perfect just the way God made you!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


My poor baby had her first cold, and needless to say i've been one worried momma.
We went to the doctor yesterday and found out it us a mix between allergies and a viral infection.
Poor thing has a constant runny nose, a nasty cough, and sneezes in threes.
The doctor put her on antibiotics. We all remember the pink stuff. So far it seems to be getting better. So keep my baby doll in your prayers please.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cant believe she's 3 months old!!!!

Wow i cant believe our little Lani is 3 months old.  She is growing up so fast and is such a little diva !!!

~ she is in 0-3 and some 3 month clothing and it actually fits her!!!! 
~ she is teething.  poor thing is forever scratching those gums.  we have starting freezing her pacifiers thanks to Kat
~ she eats four ounces, and baby food today (pic coming soon)
~ she will let you know if she wants her bottle or not
~ she can nudge her pacifier back in if i falls out
~ she finally likes her swing and talks to the lambs on the mobile above her head 
~ she hs a bit of attitude and will give you a "dirty look" if she doesnt want you touching her
~ her "talking" is starting to sound like a conversation, and it sounds like she talking mess sometimes
~ she thinks mommy and daddy are the funniest people ever
~ she is always fashionable in her LMS bows
~ her daycare teachers call her "Fancy Nancy" because she is always dressed up
~ she is on similac now and has a bottle of 1/2 prune juice 1/2 water every day
~ she had her first Easter and her basket was bigger than her
~ she got her ears pierced 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

5 question friday (on saturday again!!!)

1. What words do you use on your blog/online that you don't use in real life? my blog is a pretty accurate picture of me.  the only difference is that i say  oh my gosh, not omg... dont really use acronyms in my daily language

2. Do you still write checks? heck no. not even sure where my check book is

3. Who was your favorite President and why? i'm gonna go with Obama, as a black woman, there is something hopeful for my daughter's future and its possibilities no. although i was a Clinton fan too, balanced the budget and played jazz, pretty cool.   Ok, and JFK was a hottie

4. Are you a yeller? yes. no use beating around the bush

5. Have you ever dumpster dived? no, but i have hit up the sidewalk before

Saturday, April 10, 2010

five question fridays!!!!

1. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? i'm gonna go with kiesha knight pulliam.  people say we favor and i think she's a hottie (we cant have it any other way).

2. Did you ever go to summer camp? sorta... in catholic school we went to the pines summer camp for a week and the end of every school year. but i never went for the summer

3. What sends you running and screaming in the other direction? mice! lizards! snakes! frogs! im the one science teacher you wont see with a pet. unless its fish 

4. What is something you do that drives your spouse nuts? not putting the dishes away after i wash them. i leave them in the drying rack and that drives him nuts!

5. What is currently your favorite song? hmmmm.... tie between ima be (black eyed peas) and sober (pink)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Top 3 Thursday!!!

What are your Top 3 favorite ages?
(Or, your Top 3 favorite ages for your kids?)

3.  15-17 : i absolutely loved high school. i had awesome friends and loved eaglettes. i always hear about kids hating highschool, and i did feel that way about my freshman year (which was actually at the junior high).  but the summer before sophmore year i tried out for eaglettes and made quite a few lifelong friends.

2.   23: this was the summer sean adn i broke up. and while i dont love the fact that we broke up, i really learned alot about my self that summer. i had a boyfriend for most of highschool, and sean and i dated most of college, so i hadn't been on my own in a long time.  while the beginning was difficult, i really go to know myself and found my independence. infact the is the reason i got the butterfly tattoo between my shoulder blades. because i felt i really blossomed into a woman that summer.

1. 0-1: and before you start, no i dont remember being one, but this is lani's first year of life and there is something beautiful about everything being brand new. the whole world is just this new exciting discovery. i feel like im getting to experience so many firsts right along with her, and everyone of those memories we make, are the happiest and most special times of my life.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Post it Note Tuesday!

So this one is new to me, but i thought it was fun! You post a note commenting on what is going on in your in your day or just things you want to vent about.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

wednesday thursday and friday postings carnival!

Since i didnt get to post this week, i posted all of my questions from my blog parties~

'I wish' .... I could re-live one Easter memory from my childhood, and it would be the Easter we had an easter egg hunt in my grandma's feild.

we always got to decorate the eggs and then wait for the older kids and relatives to hide them.  now as we got older we spent more time looking for the money egg and less time looking for just any eggs. either way we always had so much fun, and i cant wait til next year when Lani is old enough to go on a easter egg hunt 

What are your Top 3 favorite names?
ok so all my names are baby related as we just had a baby and finding the perfect name was cucial
3. Kherington~ this onw comes from so you think you can dance which i watch religiously.  Kherington was my favorite girl that year and if i ever have another girl that will be her name.

2. Dylan~ if had a boy his name would have been Dylan Carter.  Dylan means sun of the sea, and as we all know my husband thinks he is "part shark" Dylan only seemed fitting

1. Langston~ of course my baby girl's name would be tops. i actually came up with her name for my aunt's daughter but when she decided to name her baby Macy, i told her that I was keeping the name Langston for my first daughter... so many ask where did Langston come from... yes i do love Langston hughes poetry but her name actually comes from an adorable little girl i saw one day and her name was Langston. every since i have loved her name.

1. Do you sing out loud in the car when you're driving?
oh yeah!!! and in the shower.  as a former member of choir, not only do i sing but i harmonize... thats right... 2nd soprano over here!!! lol. so to answer the question, yes, i sing in the car

2. What would you never be caught doing?
anything dealing with heights. sky diving... bungee jumping... rock climbing (indoor included)... this fear was first noticed when i was in middle school.  we went to the pines catholic camp and there was a ropes course.  we had to climb to the top of a phone pole and jump to a zip line.  i sat up there crying so long that the counselor had to climb up there and get me 

3. Will you go #2 in a public restroom?
yes. but only if i cant hold it any longer.  but when i do i'm a stickler for courteousy flushing. i also put a bunch of toilet paper so no one can hear the plop! lol 

4. Have you ever broken a bone?
nope! knock on wood! i have torn an acl which sucks pretty bad.

5. Do you prefer cooking or baking?
cooking, although i absolutely love to do both.  i love to try new recipes and mix and add my own flavors.  

"Hole-y" Cow & a Babbling Babe!

Miss Langston got her ears pierced on Saturday! Needless to say mommy cried like a baby, but my sweet baby was a champ! I had to walk away while they actually pierced her ears. I got a pic of them as they were about to do it then walked away balling. She however, cried for a second but then was laughing and talking to the ladies who pierced her ears.

And yes i did say talking! my sweet baby seems to think she can talk. And while its a lot more like babbling she will "talk" to anyone. She especially loved when my parents housekeeper was speaking to her in spanish! here is a video of her "talking' for Grandma Dea's weekly update!

Happy Easter from Langston!!!!

I know its been a while but things have been super busy around here.  
We were very blessed to have Sean's brother Brian join us this morning for Easter service and dinner. (It didnt dawn home until we were home and Lani was napping to take a picture of her today.)
Miss Langston slept through most of the service, but decided to she wanted stand up and play when Pastor Matthews began his sermon. Something felt super special about spending our daughter.  We are so blessed to have her!

We took Lani to meet the Easter bunny on Friday here are some of the pics!

Here are some pics of her post Easter outfit and her basket from Papa and NiNi!

wedding video