Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My dancing girls

Nothing has been going on, so I have had nothing to write. We have been swamped at work with this big "back to school" promotion. But anywho.....

The other day I was home with the girls and I was in the kitchen loading the dishwasher. I see Sadie run through carrying the remote to the tv (she nabs this as often as she can) and I hear some rock music playing in the living room. I peek around the corner and see Brynn dancing away in front of the tv. She is breaking it down and I start to get cracked up. Then, Sadie walks up and starts dancing along beside her. The two of them are in their own little world just a dancing away. I decide to creep around the other corner so that I could get behind them and video them. As I creeped into the living room I saw what they were so engrossed in and dancing to....................the movie Striptease!!!!!!! (and trust me it was not a very nice part of the movie). I freak out and start trying to get the remote from Sadie who is now in a dead sprint to get away from me while Brynn is still just staring away at the movie! Justin calls a little while later:
HIM: "What are you doing?"
ME: "Cleaning the kitchen."
HIM: "What are the girls doing?"
ME: "Watching Striptease."

SILENCE.........

Monday, August 20, 2007

Sadie is One!

I can't believe it is already here! Sadie is one year old today! I took the day off to spend some time with the girls and we had a 'play date' with some friends of ours. It was very chaotic but a blast to say the least. The ages of the girls were 6 weeks, 19 months, 1 year, and 2 years. CRAZY! Here is the rowdy bunch:






Now that Sadie is one, her words include: mama, dada, eat, go, bye-bye, duck, no, yes, and Ace. Watching her today left me in awe of how great God is to me. My girls are absolutely everything to me and I am so thankful for them!

August 20, 2006:

August 20, 2007:

Happy Birthday my sweet princess!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Brush with a Celebrity


I am back in town now! It feels so good to be back in good ole' Abilene! We had a lot fun the rest of the week getting things up and going at the store and even had some time to go play downtown. Here is a picture from the arch.....pretty cool!!!








Onto the best story EVER! No really, EVER!!! Okay, so they pull into the airport to drop me off for my flight from St. Louis to DFW. We see this lady that works for the airport (dressed pretty nice) blocking a parking spot. We laugh about how she is just standing in the spot and I go on about my way. I head into the airport and get a very long line for security. Out of the corner of my eye I see her standing two people ahead of me with these two black guys. I don't pay any attention and proceed to take my laptop out of the bag, remove my jewelry, take my shoes off, etc. The two guys start doing the same and I notice one of their arms is tattooed all the way down to his wrist. He is ducking his head pretty low so I couldn't really see him. Then he proceeds to start taking his watch off and the diamonds blind me. I realize that the lady is with them and she has their id's and is now whispering to the security guards. That is when it all clicked with me and I saw his face. It was..............





















50 CENT....as in the rapper 50 CENT!!!!!









OK, so now I am totally FREAKING out. I start looking around to see if anyone else sees them and it is mostly older businessmen who would have no clue who he was. Finally, he realizes that I am gawking at him and he grins and says, "What's up?"






Guess what the only reply I could come up with was........."Hi"






Not anything cool or fun, just "hi". They are now through security and heading down this side hallway. I am rushing to get all of my stuff together and get me shoes on so that I could get a picture of them. I finally am on the run after them and I pull out my camera phone. Now you must know I NEVER use the camera on my phone so I am fumbling trying to figure it out. I get a picture of the back of the their heads. This is what I get:



Great, that is not going to work. They are rushed into the Admiral's Club and the doors close behind them. I say (what I thought was to myself but apparently out loud), "I need in there!!" This guy comes up and says, "I am heading in there." I know I can't go in there but I wanted to try and get a better picture. So the doors open I snap the picture and here is how it turned out:









The guy on the far right with the bag is the guy who opened the door for me and the guy on the left in the white t-shirt and hat is 50 Cent. I swear on a stack of Bibles!!!





So now I have spent all day doing the "what if I would have done this...." or "I should have said this...." It is killing me!





That was my day at the St. Louis Airport!!!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Update in St. Louis

Things have been absolutely nuts since I got here! We hit the ground running, getting everything promoted and advertised for the opening of the store. Today was the official opening and it was a madhouse. Sunday-Wednesday we were getting the store ready for today and blitzing the town with info on all of the grand opening events. Since I assume most of you do not know all the CFA traditions, I will enlighten you. The first 100 people in line receive free CFA for a year! So, they started lining up on Tuesday at midnight to camp out. Yesterday evening we got our 100th camper in line and then the party started. They had a DJ and tons of games and giveaways for the whole crowd. Here was a picture early in the day as people started arriving and setting up. NUTS!!



And here is a close-up of one of the tents.

I have been having a blast with everyone that has been here. One night, we played dodgeball in this massive place that was wall-to-wall trampolines and even the walls were trampolines. So, amidst all the work we are finding time to have fun. There have been people on our operating team here from Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Georgia, etc. Apparently I have a pretty 'texan' accent so I stand out pretty bad. Here is our team from Abilene, Texas:




Hope you have enjoyed the update!!!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Adios!

My flight leaves in about an hour for St. Louis! I am on the marketing team to open a new CFA there. We took the girls to Justin's parents yesterday to stay for the week. I didn't do so well at first, but now I am doing a little better. I will be back August 12. I will try to blog while I am there but who knows if I will get a chance. Poor Justin will be orphaned here! (I am sure he will be soooo sad!!)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Blog Spotlight

I guess I am spotlighting everyone else's blog this week! Anyways, PLEASE go over the Mrs. Mayo's blog (Leslie) over on the right in my links to read the most awesome post EVER (from Aug. 2)! It will touch your heart.

(Also, don't forget to check on the quads and say some prayers for their health)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Quads Are Here!

If you will go to Suz's Quads over on my links and say a prayer! I have never met her, but they seem like an adorable couple who really need some prayers today as they are having their QUADRUPLETS!!!