Monday, July 26, 2010

Just to clarify...

 I am not saying that all of my wonderful readers do this!
I do however want to clarify my blog rules!
If you don't like them, you don't have to play along.
I however love that these companies are working with me and are giving away FREE products to you girls or boys;)!
It is your right not to write a blog and just have one there so you can follow me and enter these giveaways! I am not saying I like it, because I LOVE to read my followers blogs!
Just please...
First and foremost you are required to follow my blog.
If are already a follower just let me know!
That is only fair don't you think?
 I am doing the giveaways...
You will also usually have to go to the manufacturer's website and then return to mine to tell me what product(s) you liked on their page.
Those are the very first rule...
If you do not do those, your comment will be deleted.
I'm sorry, this is the only time I will apologize.
It isn't fair to my other readers who followed the rules.
The other rules aren't rules really, just extra credit to win!
They will change with each giveaway, so I ask that you read my blog each time and pay attention. I might change things up on you!

Thank you!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Barley and Birch Winner!!!!

 First of all, thank you to everyone who entered my very first giveaway with Barley and Birch and making it what it was! I never expected it to turn out the way it did!
I hope you all come back and enter my other giveaways!

Now to announce my winner!

Zoe Hunter Lee

I hope your new baby enjoys her Barley and Birch when she gets here!

Thanks again to Barley and Birch for hosting my first giveaway!
You are wonderful!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

You make me feel.

My Handsome Husband, is my life. The 4th of July post roused up something in me that I had forgotten about and I am ready to feel it again.
 He is amazing.
He is my hero.
He is the one that runs into the fires while everyone else run out.
He grabs the chainsaw and sits on top of the burning building venting a hole, all the while knowing that at any moment the roof could cave in.
 Every third day he goes to work for 24 hours and then comes home, and I am always so happy to see him, even if I am frustrated because the baby didn't sleep and I am so tired.
I know I should be more patient with him because I don't know what happened that night at work unless he pages. He sleeps with the radio on all night and barely gets any sleep. Then he comes home the next day and gets to work mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, or even off to another job!
I take him for granted sometimes and I could kick myself.
He crawls into bed late that night, worn out after another hard day. Kisses me, tells me he loves,
and then he starts to snore!
So I punch him in the arm, make him roll over, I hold him, I kiss his bare shoulder and whisper in his ear all the things I didn't get to say that day...

"Tommy, thank you. Thank you for working so hard to make the money that pays our bills. For fixing our leaking roof. For buying our food. For playing with our son.
Thank you for putting up with my nagging when I am frustrated with you. Then loving me when I say I am sorry."
You take care of me when I am sick.
You are so spontaneous!
You make me laugh so hard sometimes I can't breathe.
And yet you love me so much sometimes, you take my breath away.
You are my Handsome Husband.
You are my Sexy Fireman.
You are my Hero.
My one true love.
You are my Always and Forever.
I am everything and nothing without you.
Thank you.
You are one of the best things that makes me feel good about being a woman and I don't know how I will ever repay you.
Love you that much...

Monday, July 5, 2010

An Independance Day Anniversary!

How are we to ever know that it is this, or that day that will forever change our lives?
I can tell you what day it was that now, looking back, that changed mine forever.
It was July 4th, 2007.
It was so incredibly humid that night. What am I saying? Every summer night in Texas is humid!
My boss Sheryl, quickly became my friend so I was invited to her family's 4th of July get together. She told me Tommy might show up, that he always does because being the Fire Marshal he has to keep everyone "in line". Her dad owns a fireworks stand.
The whole night I was there, eating homemade ice cream, bouncing my leg up and down, just waiting for him to show up.
 Then he did.
 I had spoken to him on the phone, on numerous occasions, me being the dispatcher, him being the fireman.
It was just this time, I was so nervous. So, something I can't even explain.
He got out of his pick-up and walked over to everyone and said hello. The entire time I had butterflies in my stomach and my heart was doing flip flops!
Every time he walked by me, I would catch a whiff of him, and it started the process all over again.
I honestly can't tell you most of the stuff we even talked about that night.

I do know he was trying to act like Joe cool with his new cell phone showing off his funny ring tones.
I laughed nervously and I am sure I was beet red, thank goodness for the heat! 

We didn't even exchange numbers that night.
I had to leave early so I could get ready for work by midnight.

Who knew that, that meeting would be the reason for him to call me a few weeks later to go out?
To fall in love.
To get married.
To have a baby.

I never expected that gorgeous fireman with the wrangler butt to actually love me! 
Now every 4th of July, we thank Sheryl for introducing us while we watch the fireworks and eat her mom's amazing homemade ice cream.

Never take for granted a passing glance that makes your heart flutter, it might just be greater powers at work giving you a hint to get after it!!!!
We sure did!

How sweet it is to be loved by you... 

Oh and you my little firecracker!
Such a silly little boy!
He had such a great time watching the fire works that the guys were setting off!
I sadly had to go home early due to a migraine! It made me so sad! Tommy said he was just dancing around and having the time of his life!
I can't wait to see what next year brings!
Love you boys so much!
Happy 4th to all!