Friday, September 27, 2013

Guess who's back?!


Hey girl hey! Betcha didn't think I was coming back did ya?

We were a little busy this summer with swimming basically every free moment we had, eating a TON of watermelon and the usual work/school stuff. Oh and I went on a cruise to Mexico with my co-workers, no big deal! AND this crazy kid turned three. What???

Holy cow.

Anyway, I have missed the blogging world and I'm excited to start posting again! Plus, fall is coming! It might be 90 degrees here in Florida still but pumpkin everything is officially on the shelves and Halloween candy has been out for a few weeks now! Yay!

So today I am going to leave you with this video that has been in my Facebook newsfeed at least 4 times a day for the past few days. 


Friday, May 10, 2013

An update that has been way overdue!

Oh hey there strangers! I know, I know. It has been almost a month since I have posted anything. Honestly? Things have been pretty busy and I just haven't had anything to say or any good recipes to post. If I had my own hashtag it would be #worstbloggerever. 

So what has been going on with us, I know you are all dying to know. Well...

I took 7 weeks off from running because of a self diagnosis of stress fractures, just call me Dr. Jenni... When I decided to start back I decided I needed some real shoes and not just the cute ones I found at Kohls. And a friend recommended that I go check out this store so I went downtown to a local running store called "Run With It." They watched me walk and measured me and put me in a pair of real shoes. She actually told me the ones I was wearing were not good for running, like at all. So I ended up with these bad boys...

Best shoes ever. I absolutely love them!

I have also become obsessed with Duck Dynasty. Funniest show on the planet. Like seriously it is HILARIOUS and always makes me happy, happy, happy. And I'm hearing that you can get some of Si's tea cups at Bass Pro so I'm thinking I might be making a trip there to get some. Hey Jack!

We picked strawberries in the little town my grandparents live in. The place is called Akers of Strawberries and it is in Baker. It is always so much fun! Plus they have THE BEST strawberry frozen yogurt and strawberry short cake!

I was also busy saying goodbye to my Corolla...

Because, I got a brand new CAMRY!

Top is me at 16 with my new car, bottom was a couple of weeks ago! What a difference 7 years can make!

I still feel like they are going to call any minute and be like "Hey bring us our Camry, you can have your Corolla back!" If you are looking for a new car in the Fort Walton area, I highly recommend Quality Imports! They were awesome! Our salesman listened to everything we wanted/needed and pointed us in the right direction and made things quick and simple! We had intended on just looking but we were able to get an awesome deal that we couldn't pass up! 

Oh, and can we talk about how next Friday Brody is going to be three?! Where the heck have these past three years gone? 

We are super excited to celebrate his birthday next weekend with all of our family!

I am also still working on going through all of my starred posts on Google Reader. Except I'm sort of over it and might give up on that soon.

That is all I have for today y'all. If you want to hear about my decision to formula feed Brody whenever he was born you can head over to Wifessionals to see what I have to say!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Easter recap (lots of pictures!)

Let's take a second to breathe. Because I feel like that is all I have had extra time to do lately. I had a week off from work for Spring Break and I did some major Spring cleaning and had a yard sale, which I will discuss in another post. 

But today I am going to recap our Easter in pictures. We went to my grandparents house in Baker for some yummy food and egg hunting. 

First of all, can we talk about how this little guy is not so little anymore?

He ran right up to the Easter Bunny and jumped in his lap and said "CHEESE!!!!"

We dyed eggs with Brody's cousin's.

We made a huge mess...

We took a break for pizza and stickers.

The Easter Bunny came to visit! And she almost got caught! Mental note: make sure the bunny comes the night before, no matter how tired you are!

We ate eggs for breakfast...

We made a pit stop on our way so Daddy could help out with our friends AC. And had to have a necessary juice break.

We hunted Easter eggs.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Break: Bologna, Beer, and Publix

Spring break is in full force around these parts. Like, straight up trashing mansions and all. 

I couldn't help but laugh whenever I read the article. 

I used to work at Walmart in Destin and the Spring Break crowd was always the most entertaining. I was usually asked about places to eat and where to go but I could always tell the people that were here to just party and the ones that were here to enjoy some time off from school on the beach with friends and not worrying about a Physics exam. I wish I had a dollar for all the groups that would come in and buy multiple buggies full of beer, and when I would ask them where they were planning on eating out while they were here the response was always, "We just spent all of our money on beer, we don't need food." Then there was the groups that would buy loaves of bread and packages of bologna with their beer, at least they had intentions of eating?


Y'all, make good choices. And remember, just because it is a tourist-y area, we still have to live here after you leave.

Ugh, when did I become such a grown up?

Anyway, yesterday while I was at work I got one of those calls again... You know the "Jenni, your daycare is on the phone" call. Yay. So off I went to pick up Brody and take him to the doctor only to find out he has a super bad ear infection, again, two months later.

Fast forward an hour and we were roaming Publix waiting on his medicine. I am in love with Publix, the people that work there are always SUPER nice and helpful. Every time I go the bagger always offers to unload my buggy and help me out to the car. Of course we still had to pick up his medicine so I declined the offer but it is always nice to go somewhere that people want to help you out instead of run you over because you are in their way in the middle of Walmart. The prices are a little higher, ok some stuff is a lot higher (15.99$ for a jar of almond butter... no thank you!), but the service makes it worth it!

Napping after Publix with a few "friends" to keep watch.

OH, and this happened yesterday while we were at Publix, literally like not even a quarter of a mile from where we were.

So, today we are playing with "Monster Jam's" and watching Wreck it Ralph. I am off work next week for Spring Break so I guess you could say I got to start my vacation a day early, but I am super grateful for my awesome co-workers who are working without me today and picking up my slack, you guys are the bomb!

That is all I have for now, y'all! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Google, you suck!

So I feel like I am the only one who hasn't posted about this Google drama. Honestly, I thought it was a big joke and I was waiting for them to be like JUST KIDDING, LOL! Reader was the first computer thing I figured out all on my own with out Ben's help. I am really not the best with computers and their happenings, so please don't laugh at me.

Anyway, I first started using it to follow all of my favorite food blogs and as a place to "star" recipes I wanted to try. Needless to say, I have thousands of posts to go through and to get pinned, so that they don't just disappear. Thank you Google! You are now on my crap list!  

So I am off to start that madness... and do laundry.


But, you should head on over and follow A Dash of Sunshine on bloglovin' so you can still keep up with me!

Happy sunday!

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Funnies Spring Break Edition

For all you #YOLO-ing Spring Breakers out there!

I wish I had a dollar for every time I have seen this! Y'all wear your sunscreen!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

A little Saturday inspiration!

Just a quick hello this morning! 

I'm giving away some ad space over on Scattered Seashells today, so go check it out!

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday! I am off to watch Spy Kids with Brody for the 13th time in the past 24 hours. Poor kid has got 2 molars coming in on the top and has already had a major meltdown this morning. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Monster Jam in Pensacola!

It's no secret, Brody has an obsession with monster trucks... and garbage trucks, air planes, and motorcycles. Typical boy. So whenever I got an email a few months ago saying that "Monster Jam is coming to Pensacola!" I told Ben we just had to go! 

Brody is also obsessed with watching videos on Youtube. He goes through different phases but it is always the same ones. We have seen every single garbage truck ever made, Spy Kids in German, and Monster Jam tributes to Grave Digger at least 100 times this week.

So yesterday we made the hour long trek to Pensacola to see Grave Digger himself. Which by the way, we sat right next to where he was parked whenever he wasn't driving! Brody was stoked. 

Backdraft in action!

Cotton Candy!

I wish I had gotten more pictures of the trucks "in-action" but it was crazy loud and I was covering Brody's ears anytime the trucks were going. There was an intermission and I tried to go find some earmuffs that they were selling but I couldn't find any. But we did end up with some cotton candy and a grave digger toy! 

We will be going to more Monster Jam shows in the future but I will make sure we bring some ear plugs! And I really want to go see it at a bigger arena. The Pensacola Civic Center is a little small for something like this, and I feel like the trucks were limited as to what "tricks" they could do. 

We ended up going to see some friends that were in town in Crestview after the show and Brody was out before we even hit the interstate!

Definitely a successful day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Funnies

This is possibly the FUNNIEST thing I have ever seen.

Ain't that the truth?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Two truths and a lie--the answer!

Ok, first of all my husband got the lie wrong from yesterday. He actually was at work whenever I posted it and I got a text saying "Your lie is obvious..." When he got home I asked how it was obvious and he said "You haven't played in Carnegie Hall!" Let's just say he's lucky that he surprised me with an appointment for a massage yesterday!

#1 I have played in Carnegie Hall. TRUE! I was in band from 6-12th grade and my freshman year of high school the band went to NYC and we played in Carnegie! 

#2 I upgraded my phone to a Blackberry, and went back to the store to exchange it for an iPhone not even 12 hours later. TRUE! I was due for an upgrade and needed a new phone so after spending an hour at the AT&T store debating between the iPhone and Blackberry I went with the Blackberry. The associate that was helping me gave me his business card incase I had a problem. I got the phone home and Ben set it all up for me and I decided I hated it. I texted the AT&T guy and said "Hey this is the iPhone/Blackberry girl, I will def be seeing you tomorrow morning to exchange it for the iPhone."

#3 I was sick every single day of my first trimester with Brody. FALSE. I only got sick once while I was prego, in my third trimester, and that was from a stomach bug that Ben brought home. I was extremely lucky that I didn't have to deal with morning sickness and will be knocking on wood that I don't have it for the next one! 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Two truths and a lie

I've seen this on a few other blogs and I thought since I have a bunch of new faces around here, that don't know very much about me, I would do it too!

So basically, I'm going to write three things about me, two of which are true and the other false. And YOU get to guess which one is false!

#1 I have played in Carnegie Hall.

#2 I upgraded my phone to a Blackberry, and went back to the store to exchange it for an iPhone not even 12 hours later.

#3 I was sick every single day of my first trimester with Brody. 

Alright folks, leave a comment with your guess! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Funnies

Every single time.

The first day of class this ALWAYS happens.

Happy Friday y'all!