Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

We’ve been Elf’d!!!  We came home from dinner tonight and Sally Snowflake left us a few surprises everywhere.  She even left a note and gift for Makenna before heading back to the North Pole.  Makenna loved the Elf pjs but was pretty upset that she had to say goodbye to Sally Snowflake.  I was able to console her by telling her that I have a feeling Sally Snowflake will reappear a few time throughout the year to check on her.  That definitely seemed to help.  We put the cookies & milk under the fireplace for Santa and she was in bed by 10pm.  A close friend of mine came over and kept me company the rest of the evening and watched while I got all the presents under the tree ready for the morning.  I’m curious to see what Santa will add by morning.    Now that all are in bed fast asleep and the house is finally clean & ready for tomorrow it’s time for me to get some sleep.  Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Dear Future Husband

Whether you choose to admit it or not, we have all been guilty of singing along to Meghan Trainor 's  All About That Bass.  With that being said, I decided today to check out the rest of her music on Spotify and what did I find?  Only the perfect letter for my future husband (who I’m not sure exists yet)  titled Dear Future Husband.  It's a fun upbeat song I couldn't resist sharing with all of you.  Who knows, maybe my future husband is reading this right now and thinking, “Yeah I can dig a girl like her.”  Here’s the video along with the lyrics so you can sing along.  It’s been stuck in my head all day.  Happy Friday!

Dear future husband,
Here's a few things
You'll need to know if you wanna be
My one and only all my life

Take me on a date
I deserve a break
And don't forget the flowers every anniversary
'Cause if you'll treat me right
I'll be the perfect wife
Buying groceries
Buy-buying what you need

You got that 9 to 5
But, baby, so do I
So don't be thinking I'll be home and baking apple pies
I never learned to cook
But I can find a hook
Sing along with me
Sing-sing along with me (hey)

You gotta know how to treat me like a lady
Even when I'm acting crazy
Tell me everything's alright

Dear future husband,
Here's a few things you'll need to know if you wanna be
My one and only all my life
Dear future husband,
If you wanna get that special lovin'
Tell me I'm beautiful each and every night

After every fight
Just apologize
And maybe then I'll let you try and rock my body right
Even if I was wrong
You know I'm never wrong
Why disagree?
Why, why disagree?

You gotta know how to treat me like a lady
Even when I'm acting crazy
Tell me everything's alright

Dear future husband,
Here's a few things
You'll need to know if you wanna be
My one and only all my life (hey, baby)
Dear future husband,
Make time for me
Don't leave me lonely
And know we'll never see your family more than mine

I'll be sleeping on the left side of the bed (hey)
Open doors for me and you might get some kisses
Don't have a dirty mind
Just be a classy guy
Buy me a ring
Buy-buy me a ring, babe

You gotta know how to treat me like a lady
Even when I'm acting crazy
Tell me everything's alright

Dear future husband,
Here's a few things
You'll need to know if you wanna be
My one and only all my life
Dear future husband,
If you wanna get that special loving
Tell me I'm beautiful each and every night

Future husband, better love me right

Courtesy of

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Point Of it All Revisited - Acceptance 6/17/2011

I received a message today from someone who read an old post titled Acceptance on a previous blog that I created a few years ago.  She thanked me for sharing my story and said that reading my post and a few others I wrote about my previous relationship really helped her come to terms with what she was currently going through.  Her letter was so kind and made me realize while I’ve recently strayed from writing anything too deep it might be time to get back into that.  I used to receive messages all the time from people who enjoyed the things I shared because they too had gone through similar experiences.  I think it’s nice to find someone who can relate to you.  Especially on such emotional topics.  I’m waiting on her to respond back to my last message asking for permission to share her letter on here but in the mean time I wanted to repost the original  she’s referring to.  I wrote this for my blog The Point Of It All  on June 17, 2011.  Seeing that others still enjoy these old posts has made me want to share a few more old ones on here.  I will label  these The Point of it All Revisited (insert post title).


I received news recently that a friend of mine had been a victim of rape almost 10 years ago. How could she never have said anything? Why was he not reported? How did I not know? I sat in shock as she continued to tell her story over the phone. 

Sarah: It’s just one of those things. It happened. No big deal.

Myself: What do you mean just one of those things? Sarah that is not okay! Why didn’t you call the police?

Sarah: He didn’t mean to and we both were tipsy. Plus I was embarrassed and didn’t know what people would think. You know my reputation. Nobody would have believed me.

Myself: You’re so damn stupid! It was RAPE! He forced himself on you and you said no! I don’t get why women have such a hard time admitting that. 

Sarah: Hold up….how are you gonna talk? Don’t you remember what happened with you and Paul? Last time I checked that was the same damn thing!

Myself: No, no, no…I wouldn’t call it rape.

Sarah: Hmph…Did you tell him to stop?

Myself: Well yes.

Sarah: Did he?

Myself: Once he was done. But he was drunk… he didn't know what he was doing… (silence)

Right there I realized just how easy it is for men to get away with things like this. I’ve always looked back at that night and had an uncomfortable feeling inside. I realize now there was a reason every time I drove passed that hotel I would look the opposite way. Did I really try to pretend it never happened? He had way too much to drink that night. I knew he didn't mean it. Besides, I agreed at first so I had to allow him to finish, right?  Ugh! I could slap myself right now. I sound like one of those women. You know, the ones that make excuses for the things men do. The reality of the situation…I asked him to stop. Then I begged him to stop. I tried to push him off but given his size and the position we were in there was no way he was moving. I smelled the alcohol on his breath as he whispered in my ear to just “hold on”. That he was almost done. At that moment I felt my entire body go numb. It no longer hurt. I laid as still as possible, praying that it would be over soon. Tears rolled down my face as I tried to imagine myself in a better place. What was only a minute or two felt like an eternity. I wish I could say that once it was over I left but that was not how it went at all. He looked over at me and realized how hard I had been crying and quickly sobered up. He just kept telling me how sorry he was and that he loved me. That he’d zoned out and didn’t realize what he was doing. He tried to hold me but stopped when he realized that his touch had me shaking. “Baby I’m sorry…are you okay?” he asked. I couldn’t say a word. I just laid there and eventually we both went to sleep. 

I wasn’t sure whether or not I should share this. It’s something extremely personal and obviously I’ve kept it a secret for a very long time now. The more I thought about it and the more I thought about how long Sarah had kept this from me the angrier I got. This is not something that is okay and it shouldn’t just be forgotten. I tried to put this as far back in my head as possible but when I really think about it I’ve carried it with me the entire time. It’s affected my relationships with not just men but people in general. I’m not looking for a pity party but if this helps just one person come forward or accept that this is NOT your fault then I feel like it was worth letting this out.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Best First Date

I have to say I'm proud of myself for not taking to this blog to vent about my issues with Makenna's father.  It is has been VERY hard. Instead I'm just going to share a video of the type of father I always envisioned for her.  A little girl's first true love. I sure hope Makenna is blessed with a love like this someday, whether that be from her biological father or a future step father.
Click here for the Best First Date Ever!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

We went with a large group to check out Mark Dillon’s colossal Christmas display in Round Rock, Tx.  If you haven’t been and you’re in the area it is a must that you drive by.  There are all sorts of animatronics going on at this wonderful light show including the Grinch, Elfvis, & new this year…Olaf.  It was a huge hit with our 4 & 5 year olds.  He works so hard each year at putting it together and only asks that you bring an unwrapped gift donation for Brown Santa & Blue Santa.  It runs from 6pm to 9pm everyday and this Saturday the 13th he’ll be having a toy drive which will include Santa himself stopping by to visit with all the boys & girls that attend.  You find all of this at 3448 Tourmaline Trail in Round Rock..  I've included a link with more information about this house below.  Also check out the pics from our recent visit tonight.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

November 2014 Recap

Here’s a quick run through of November and a few days of December since I dropped the ball on updating my blog….

1) Exposed way too much via Facebook and had to hear about it for a full 24 hours. NEWSFLASH: It’s okay for me to be a sexy mom. I shouldn't have to wear turtlenecks 24/7 right?

 2) Discovered Funyuns again….and shortly after mouthwash. Twice!

3) Oh good old Thanksgiving was not so great this year. I mean don’t get me wrong, I absolutely  LOVED having my aunt & cousins show up but not one of my siblings did. That’s never happened.  We survived but a Thanksgiving without siblings & fried turkey just isn’t Thanksgiving. Yes I said  it, NO FRIED TURKEY. That’s like a staple in Texas. WTF?!?!?   Oh yeah...Mak disguised a turkey into a UT Cheerleader.  See below...

 4) Raked leaves all day long with Makenna & put a rocking chair together for her. Okay the truth….Makenna watched and made more of a mess than helped. Got through 3 bags full and gave up. That was enough yard work for us. As for the chair, it was more of a FAIL than a WIN. Notice the screw I could not get to go in. Yeah...about that…. Next!

 5) Celebrated Emily’s birthday at Somersault. After all, she’s my favorite bartender so not start off with buying her a shot for herself. Stuck with the whole no drinking thing minus these yummy edibles. Um, it doesn't really count, right? I mean my brother swears pot brownies are totally not the same thing as smoking so I think I should be able to get away with one or two of these. Okay maybe three or four but who’s counting.

 6) Played Candyland for 0.54 seconds before realizing Makenna does not like to lose. Total meltdown not once, not twice but three times. So much for that idea. Looks like all sweet & innocent doesn't she? This was taken BEFORE we started the game.

 7) Finally used my Sephora gift card and totally scored on some assume items for Black Friday. Thanks again to my little brother for being smart enough to know you can’t go wrong with makeup. 

8) Grandpa went into the hospital right after my uncle (his son) got out of the hospital. Both with liver issues. His was more severe. After being told 5 different times that it was a stroke & 6 times that it wasn’t I think we've established that it was NOT a stroke (or was it?). He had so much ammonia in his system that it mimicked the signs of a stroke. It’s exhausting trying to get the full story from family members (reason #3 why I need to move closer to them) but eventually he was released. This was him at a party over the weekend. Yes I know, he looks severely pissed off. I don’t blame him though. I’d be the same way if someone dragged me to a party right after being released from the hospital. Poor guy.

 9) First unsolicited penis pic was received for the month with the caption, “Hey beautiful, I was just thinking about you.” Really??? Already deleted the pic so couldn’t tease/torture you guys even if I wanted. Hopefully you don’t really think I’d put that on here. Did you? Dirty dirty minds!

 10) Spent a full 24 hours watching nothing but football. *exaggeration* I like most enjoy a little college ball but never did I think I’d be hooked all day long. Does this mean I can now claim to be one of those girls who LOVES sports? I think so. *changes dating profile now*

 11) Elf on the Shelf joined the Price family. Makenna decided to name her Sally Snowflake. The first night she had a total meltdown due to the rule that you’re not allowed to touch Sally. I had to explain that if she touches her then all her magic will be rubbed off and she won’t be able to fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa if she’s been Naughty or Nice. Her response, “She’s an elf not a fairy! They don’t fly!” Oh that kid of mine. Nothing can ever be simple. She proceeded to tell me there was also no such thing as magic. Hmmm….that same little angry bird sang a completely different tune when she woke to find Sally had moved and enjoyed a nice little hot cocoa bath. Suddenly she wanted to hear all about this magical elf staying with us until Christmas Eve. Here are a few of the places we've found Sally so far…

 12) Unsolicited penis pic #2 received. And a day later #3. If I didn't respond the first, second, or third time you may want to give up. I will say he has gotten a tad creative with the captions. I’d share but I think he may know the link to my blog. Ooops. He’s probably reading this as we speak. Sorry! 

And now we’re 7 days into December and I couldn't be more excited. This is my favorite month out of the year. Almost done with all my Christmas shopping and it’s not time to finish putting up all the Christmas decor. Happy holidays!