Friday, August 29, 2008

Flashback Friday

Oh, how I looked forward to my Highlights magazine each month. I'm glad the publication is still around today.

My American Girls doll, Kirsten Larson was my absolute favorite! My sister, and our neighbors played "house" ALL THE TIME with these dolls. My sister had Samantha. These are HUGE now. If you're ever in Atlanta, check out the American Girls Store. It is oh so much fun. You can even bring your doll and have her hair done.

I don't think I really even liked the way my Benetton Colors smelled, but I HAD to have it, because all my friends did. I remember this was one of the gifts I received in 6th grade for being confirmed at church.

Shirt Tails! I loved this cartoon, amongst many, many more. I hope some of you remember it, because whenever I have brought it up in the past, no one seems to have a memory of it. I believe it was televised on USA Cartoon Express.

TGIF! This night was my favorite night of the week for TV watching. My sister and I would often go next door to watch the shows and eat pizza with the Brown's. Man, Uncle Jesse still looks good today!


Did you have any of these items? Did you watch any of these shows? What are some of your flashbacks from the past?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

How do I say this?

When I find a product I like, or dislike, I want to share it with my readers. Do I even have readers? LOL....  Anyhow, since working at Fleet Feet, I have noticed that I now have a bit of a sweat problem.  I've never been much of a "sweat-er" before, but I find myself coming home, and seeing pit stains. Am I grossing you out yet? If you have this problem, I suggest the above.  I have seen it at Publix for about $8.00.  It is quite pricey.  I bought some at Sam's, and it was $12.00, which included two sticks, and a travel-sized one.  Good deal.  I no longer have those pesky stains, but it hasn't completely covered the odor.  In my opinion, the stains are the lesser of the two evils.  

What to watch, what to watch?

Double Eviction Night?



Or,



North Carolina State vs. South Carolina

If my husband has anything to do with this decision, we'll be watching SEC football. Go North Carolina State!!! We don't particularly care for those "cocks." Anyhow, thank goodness for DVR. Maybe we can squeeze in Big Brother during half-time!


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!
Happy Belated Birthday Mom! (don't worry, I won't tell your age....we wouldn't want people jealous of you just turning 40!)

Here's my mom and dad this past summer in Miami.

My mom is always the life of every party. She's a beautiful, strong, wonderful woman who has overcome so much in her life! She has a mother who is just as strong. They say we are all crazy Cuban women, but I think that's ok. Mom is the best cook, and can entertain like it's no one's business! She was my own personal wedding planner, and could start her own business. She has two sisters, four children, 2 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law, 6 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 2 grand dogs, and of course, dear old dad. She loves to go to the movies with her best girlfriend Marie. My mom loves stamping, Bunco, and reading in bed. She is happiest when she's with her family. She's been with the same job for years, and has a great group of work friends. She has been walking with Bettie for years now. Mom was always the room mother growing up in school, the scout leader, and the team mom. She supported all of her children in whatever activities they pursued.

Overall, I could not have asked for a better mom! I love you!

House Progression, continued

August 17, 2008

Very bad lighting, this is the future "man room." Notice Winston is in this picture!


And, that's all folks :( Yes, I know... you wanted more? Our camera died after these pictures. We still have not found the charger. Joye, Bob, did we happen to leave it in Peachtree City one weekend? Funny thing, we think Winston just knew this was his house. He trotted around like he owned the place. I was a nervous wreck though, with it being a construction site.

We did go back again this past Sunday. Our other camera died as well, and we cannot find that charger either. I also cannot figure out how to import those pictures. For some reason, our memory stick adapter does not want to work for that particular card.

Grrrr......

Ok, off to the vet for pup.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Slacker

I have been slacking this past week or so with my blog. I still heart it, I promise. I've just had a lot on my mind lately. And, for you worry warts, it's nothing serious - just normal stress.

I have pics to post from our house last Sunday, and will have even more recent ones tomorrow. Fay is dumping lots and lots of rain here, so hopefully we'll get some decent pics tomorrow.

Until then..., sorry for the brainless, short post. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More... Oldies, but Goodies

Our house we left behind in Florida. Isn't it neat-o mosquito? It's still our's, currently being rented out.

Winston came into our lives in May of 2005.

He was such a cute puppy!

We introduced Winston to our pool early. He is quite the swimmer now. I do miss our pool, more for his sake, than our own.

Big Brother 10 update

Dear Libra,
I hope you go home on Thursday. I have to admit, I don't think I "hate" you as much as my fellow friends and family....but, you still need to go! If it was a perfect world Libra, I'd much rather have April or Jerry's asses on the block and heading out the door. Yes Libra...I was very sympathetic towards Jerry in the beginning. But, now, I can't stand him! Libra, you are however in an alliance with my homeboys Memphis and Dan, so I guess you're kinda cool.

Love,
Jen

Michael Phelps Mania

Sorry Bob... :)
But, ladies... is he not DELICIOUS?

He is by far, our most favorite athlete to watch these Olympics. He is what Tim Tebow is to football, in swimming.

Speaking of...only 18 more days until football season!




Monday, August 11, 2008

House Progression, continued

View of our neighbors across the street, from the front porch.

Another view...

Future staircase

Front of the house

Our garage/driveway

House Progression, continued

Me, posing on the front porch. We are so excited for this huge porch!

Bob, in our fireplace!

Dining room

Large dining room window

Front door


House Progression

August 10, 2008

I am shocked over how much has been done in the past week!

View from the kitchen, looking toward the garage.

View of the soon-to-be upstairs.

Kitchen

Winston - 1, Stray Cat - 0

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

What if?

I want to live my life backwards.
You start out dead and get that out of the way.
Then you wake up in an old age home and feel better every day.
Then you get kicked out for being too healthy.
You enjoy your retirement and collect your pension.
Then when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day.
You work 40 years until you're too young to work.
You get ready for High School: drink alcohol, party, and you're generally promiscuous.
Then you go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, and you have no responsibilities.
Then you become a baby, and spend your last 9 months floating in luxury, in spa-like conditions: central heating, room service on tap.
And then... you finish off as an orgasm.

Author Unknown


Broadway!

A few nights ago, while trying to fall asleep, I was trying to remember all of the Broadway plays I have seen. I thought it'd be fun to make a list. If anything, I can always refer to my blog for a reminder.

In no particular order:

1) Phantom of the Opera
2) Cats
3) Miss Saigon
4) Rent
5) Chicago
6) Hairspray
7) Jersey Boys
8) Mamma Mia!
9) Oliver Twist
10) Annie
11) Jesus Christ, Superstar
12) The Producers
13) Oklahoma!
14) 42nd Street
15) Modern Millie
16) Starlight Express

As you can see, I'm a big fan of musicals. The one that I have wanted to see now for a few years is Wicked. We tried to see it in Orlando, but the tickets were too expensive.

Bob, Kathy, Mom...did I miss any?


Oldies, but Goodies


This picture was taken in late 2004, when we first started dating.  It was taken during lunch by Bob's dad.  It was the first time I met my future father-in-law.


Bob, dressed as a gorilla for Halloween, 2004. 


Taken in November 2004 at a beach wedding.


Kirchman Christmas Party, 2004.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Runner's Mecca, Birmingham, AL


Because we are in an apartment for the next few months, I have done most of my running on a trail in Birmingham. It is a great trail, across the street from Samford University.  I was becoming a little annoyed with having to drive almost 8 miles to go running, but I think it's worth it.  Most of the trail is shaded, it's paved, and the hills are not bad at all. Winston loves it too. He's my running buddy.  Anyhow, the reason why I love it so much is because of all the people running, walking, and biking on it. It is a huge motivator for me to see other runners. It keeps me going, when I really want to quit. I love passing them, and waving hello.  So, until our house is built, and I can run in an actual neighborhood, I will continue on at Runner's Mecca, in Birmingham, Alabama.

P.S. The actual trail name is Shades Creek Greenway.

House Progression

Here are a few pictures from our weekly Ross Bridge trip.









Rock Band Saturday


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