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Good Luck Macon

Saturday night Michael, Emma, and I went to my sister's house for dinner. She had the whole family over for a farewell dinner for my nephew Macon. He is leaving (today I think) for Cape May for basic training for the US Coast Guard.

He'll be gone 8 weeks before we get to see him again - I think during that time he can write letters, though and after so many weeks he'll get to make a phone call, too. I cannot believe he is so grown. I still see him as my little nephew, but he isn't a kid anymore - he's a grown man!

I'm excited for him. Sad he'll be gone, but it won't be long before we get to see him again and hopefully he'll get stationed in Houston. He gets to create a Wish List of where he wants to go and of course Houston is his first choice! He wants to go into Search and Rescue - says he'll be happier saving lives than if he had to take lives in another branch of the military. I wasn't surprised to hear him say this either - that's the…

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Jamie!!
I hope you have a wonderful day!!

85 Days...but who's counting?

I only have 85 more days until I'm done with my MBA!!! I still haven't decided if I am going back to school right away or not for the 4 remaining classes I'll need to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam, though. I need to talk to an adviser to make sure I only need four and identify which classes qualify for eligibility for the exam. Man...if it's only four I could be done by Christmas then I would just need to take a CPA exam review course and I would be done.

Hmmm...kinda takes away from the excitement of getting my MBA, though. I mean, I have a goal right in front of me that I am about to accomplish and I don't really feel the excitement/relief of finishing b/c I keep focusing on what I have to do next. Maybe I should just forget about it for right now and enjoy that I am about to be done with grad school!!! Michael says I should get it over with and start right back - sooner I start the sooner I finish those last few accounting courses. We'll see! I do need …

Five Inches Gone

...but I can still tie it in a knot!!!

I'm gonna have to try this!

Who needs the Easter Bunny?

We've got our own ears!

Emma Update

Today I thought an update on my precious baby girl was in order! She is 14 1/2 months old now and running all over the place!! Friday evening I discovered that she also has two more new teeth. They are on the top - one on each side. I guess these are molars. She's going to be eating all kinds of stuff now (not that she isn't already)! She's pretty good about trying most things, but will quickly let me know if she doesn't like it comes right back out and into my hand. Yuck!

She has also learned to climb up on things - as I have already posted about. Anything she can get on top of she will - last night it was the unopened box of pampers we had just bought! Size 4, btw. We just moved up to those! According to the doctor she's on the skinny side - only in the 25-50 percentile for her weight, but in the 90's for height. So, it took us a while to get out of the size 3 diapers. Honestly, I don't think she's skinny!! She's got plenty cute to squeeze!

I just got a personal delivery!

Michael sent me a text message asking if I could see the mall from the window in my office. I told him I could not knowing why he asked. Then my boss came into my office and we were working on something for a while all the while my phone was blowing up! Michael had called several times. Finally I told my boss I better answet just in case there was something wrong. I told Michael that I would have to call him back and we started working again. When we were finished I called him back and he asked me to look into the parking lot of Landry's which is just between my office and the mall - I couldn't see anything. He kept telling me he was near the paking garage, but I still couldn't see him. Finally I saw him walk out from behind a tree - he has parked where a tree was just in my line of site and I couldn't see him. He told me someone had left something in the jeep and held up this great big yellow sign that said I LOVE YOU! Then he said something else was left in there and…

Happy Valentine's Day

I have to go to class tonight, though our professor mentioned last week that we might not stay the entire time (maybe he wants to celebrate Valentine's Day with his wife, too) so hopefully I won't be late coming home. Since we can't go out tonight I've ordered us a nice meal to bring home this evening -  Mini Beef Filet & Sauteed Shrimp Scampi served with twice baked potatoes and green beans almondine.

Our cafeteria downstairs does this twice a week and they did this surf and turf for Valentine's Day. Usually on the nights I have class Michael and Emma meet me for a quick sandwhich somewhere close to campus and that's dinner - so tonight I thought I would try one of the take home prepared meals from our cafeteria. The food they serve every day is good so I see no reason to think the take home food would be any different! So, I'll send this home with Michael after work today and when I get in from class it'll be ready for us to enjoy!

Happy Valentine&#…

She can still be my Princess & your President!

I found this here.

I have to get one of these for Emma! They also have one that says "Doctor Not Diva" too! I love it!

Heading home from the zoo!

Rainbow Clutch

I still need to find a button for it. (like this one Elaine?)

Product of my Insomnia

Clutch purse made at 3am!

Redbox & 300

I will never return to Blockbuster again! I had to watch the movie 300 for my strategic planning class (semi homework - he just wanted us to see the strategy about bringing people to your own terms to compete). So, anyway...300 has been on pay per view so I figured we would just buy it there one night and watch it. Yeah, well it's gone from pay per view. So, that meant I was going to have to go into Blockbuster or something and rent the movie and worry about returning it and all that jazz.

Last night, though on the way to pick up Emma I passed a McD's and remembered about Redbox! That is the coolest thing evah! I had never used it before. Cheap, quick, easy! They emailed me a receipt and this morning when I dropped it off (b/c it's a McDonald's on the way to the babysitter) by the time I got into my office there was an email waiting on me letting me know that my movie had been returned! Awesome! It was even cheaper than if we had bought it off pay per view! The only thi…

Let the insomnia resume

I find myself waking up thinking about work a lot...and now that school (MY LAST SEMESTER - I can't say that enough) has got into full swing, I find myself also waking up thinking about school. Only now I can't return to sleep. So, I'm back on my 3:00 to 3:30AM schedule. That's what time I usually wake up and end up just moving from our bedroom to the living room to study. This morning I read the next two chapters of my text book. At least it was interesting material. And since I'll have a big paper this semester (My "Magnus Opus" as my professor calls it) I guess that is when I'll get most of my writing done as well. I am not sure what I am going to write about yet. I hope to be inspired by something, though! We'll see what direction the semester takes me.

We had a full and fun weekend!

Friday was my daddy's birthday and my brother-in-law's! I missed posting the b'day wishes for them. Shame on me! Friday was also my day off & Emma had a doctor's appointment early that morning. It was a follow up to when she was sick a few weeks ago. The doctor said that everything looks good. She HATED having the doctor look into her little ears and it was traumatic trying to hold her down for this, but we made it through. I told Michael, though that he has to go with me next time! Afterwards we drove to my parents' house to spend the day with my daddy on his birthday. That evening after Michael got home from work we drove out to his parents' house to celebrate his brother's birthday with family & friends. Emma also got to see her little cousin Katelynn. She is always so excited to see her!!
Saturday mother had a birthday dinner for my daddy, but before she had scheduled that Michael had already told a friend he would go to a hunting show with him …

Chocolate Footballs for the Superbowl!

Amigurumi Mushroom

This is my first attempt! I still want to add embellishments to give him a cute little face!