Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ramblings and...an Award!

* When Isabella is tired she will now give us a wave, pop in her paci and walk to her crib. No screaming, no fighting it....the girl just wants to sleep!


* She says "teddy" now. Her lovie is a pink teddy bear that her Great Grandma gave her when they picked us up at the airport in Tulsa awhile back. She must have teddy to sleep. Occassionally she will throw teddy over so she can cry and have me go in the room so she can give me a hug...and, of course, rescue teddy.


* Some of our friends that we met in Turkey got orders to Florida--which isn't too far away from our house! Yay! They flew in (they are currently living in Turkey) to Florida today and they are coming by our house on Saturday. I am so excited!


* Last nite I got out all of our Christmas movies...I have also hung up Christmas handtowels, filled up a snowman lotion dispenser and bought a snowman sponge. This weekend I am going to ask Leo to get down our Christmas decorations. I love Christmas and cannot wait for the marathon movies on Lifetime and ABC Family! Please tell me you watch these movies, too?


And now for the good stuff....


One of my favorite bloggers, Leslie from Got Kids, Need Valium gave me an award!


Leslie has two of the cutest kids ever, is currently living in Chile and she will soon be flying home to the US for a much needed vacay to her family and Target therapy (so I just made up the Target therapy...but I bet she will be stopping by there...a time or two).


If you've never stopped by her blog--do it--you will love her and her funny stories!


As with any award, there are rules. The rules of this award are:


1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.

2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.

3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.


Instructions:On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then "add image" it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as well. To add it to your sidebar, add the "picture" gidget.Also, don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.


Here are 5 of my favorite addictions:


1. Target. I love Target more than any other store. They have great things, cute things and going there makes me feel good!


2. Diet Coke. Love it, must have it. Leo has learned that in order for me to function I must have my DC. We'll just leave it at that....


3. Okay, this one may be weird to some of you...but I love pregnancy tests. No joke. I have bought so many of those sticks when trying to conceive Isabella I should have been a VP of the company. And now that we are trying for #2? You may want to buy stock in those companies. But seriously, I love those things. When I *finally* got pregnant with Isabella I used at least 9 tests. You may say after those years of seeing negatives I was in a sort of denial....


4. Chocolate. Chocolate has never let me down. It comforts me, tides me over and makes me happy. The only downside? It has prohibited in not letting me lose anymore weight....


5. Reading. I love reading. Books, magazines, blogs, you name it. I am picky on what I read, though. I won't read something just to read...it has to capture my attention and make me want more.


So, there you have it. My list. Weird? Possibly? All me? Totally.


Here are the 5 fabulous bloggers that I am going to hand this out to:


1. The Nice One over at Even the Nice Ones.


3. Clare at Diapers to Designs.

4. Tyne at The White House.



Go check out all their fabulous blogs....they are funny, creative and always make me smile. Those are just a few of the reasons that I stalk love their blogs.

18 comments:

Mrs de Miranda said...

Oh I am always excited for the holidays!! I love them!! :)

Congrats on your award, you are too cute!!

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

Trying for number 2 huh? Congrats:)

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

AWWWW Thanks Chelle!!!

amanda said...

no you did not pull out the christmas movies!! and i thought i was bad!!

secretly i can't wait to get them out :)

and big congrats on the award honey!! to you and all your winners!!

wait. did i read that right? number two?? yipppeee

Leslie said...

Oh my... I had a thing for those tests too. Only I bought them in bulk off of ebay. You know the strips that measure smaller amounts of HCG... and I used them ALL the time. (when trying for Eddie) And yes, I bought the store brands, and the dollar store ones as well. I'm freaky that way. So I understand you totally. And of course, one of my first trips is going to be to a Target store. Love them. Totally. ;)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Chelle! You are such a sweetheart. Thank you! Thank you! Especially after how my day has been going so far...this is a FABULOUS surprise!

Too funny about the pregnancy tests. I did the same thing. In fact I took 3 of them in a 24 hour period when we were trying to get pregnant with Abby. All positive!!! GOOD LUCK, girl!

And yes, I like those movies too. :)

Debbie said...

Ah, Target. Just got back!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Congratulations on your flog award. I too am addicted to Target. It is the BEST store EVER!

That is so adorable that your little girl basically puts herself to bed...I wish Carter did that!

I have been listening to Christmas music...one of our radio stations is playing Christmas music nonstop already! I love this time of year!

The White House said...

I am listening to three screaming kids fighting a nap right now. So jealous of your little one's eagerness to nap on her own.

But am I bitter? I am grumpy? Heck no! I just got an awesome award! Thanks so much.

Kellan said...

Chocolate never lets me down either - tee hee! Sounds like you are getting ready for Christmas. I've bought a few gifts and am looking forward to cooler weather here in Texas this weekend to help get me more in the mood.

Have a good day - Kellan

Clare said...

Thank you so much for the award!! just posted it on my blog!!

BTW, i am totally obsessed with diet coke too, but I am trying to kick the habit in the hopes that i am pregnant soon! it is so hard:)

Jennifer said...

You need to come south Fl and go to the Super Target with me:)

I love your new photo:)

Vashey Fam said...

Wyatt loves his puppy blanket and throws it over his crib too! He does not, however, ask to go to bed! Nice for you! I watch all those Christmas movies! Hallmark,Lifetime,ABCFamily....White Christmas is still my favorite golden oldie, though.

The Nice One said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Heather said...

lovin the blog! I would have to add TJ Maxx to that list of "must haves" then Target, and diet coke!!! You remind me...of myself! haha
what is it about diet coke, that woman crave it so much? I was in the ortho office the other day, and brought up wanting a diet coke, and they were all like..."OH MY GOSH ME TOO" they all love it like us!

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

i totally would have watched abc family and lifetime every year all season if i had it... and now i do! so no doubt, i will be dvring pretty much everything... bring it on!

anti-supermom said...

Oh some much to talk about...

1) trying for #2 - yahoo!, you read my TMI tag, can you twitter me all the time with updates?
2) love your new profile picture
3) me, you and chocolate are the best of friends
4) sorry, I have yet to do anything with my award from you. I love it, it is appreciated, I just haven't moved on it, forgive me?

Jill and Rick said...

Of course, hosting Thanksgiving Dinner forces me to hold off on my Christmas decorations! (but the kids books are out and the movies are too and yes, watching for the Lifetime movies!)

Love you!