Thursday, February 28, 2008

Monkey Man


You are truly a mess, in a good way. You are so funny how you want things your way and how if you do not want something, you push it away. You know exactly which foods you like, where you want to go and that riding in the car is not your favorite activity... You are also still convinced that everything you touch is "hot." We were at lunch today and you refused to eat your lunch because everything I handed you was "hot." I knew it was not, and I really think you just wanted out of your chair so you were pretending to not want the food... You are so funny with your particular attitude. I hope you never loose this, even though it may make it harder on me, I want you to always know what you want and go for it- which is exactly what you do now.

I love you bug,
love, mommy

We are sooo Excited

Click on the link at the bottom. It is a post that Kacey wrote, my partner in crime.... I knew I would write the same thing, so I copied the link to her site so you can read the EXCITING news we have..... Click here to read... Also, you can check out her blog if you have not already. You will lover her, I know you will.... I do and that says a TON!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thanks Mom, I needed this.... I am BLESSED to be STRESSED...

Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be skinnier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Some of their houses will be bigger.
Some will drive a better car.
Their children will do better in school.
And their husband will fix more things around the house..
So let it go, and love you and your circumstances.
Think about it!
The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
And the most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have children.
And the richest woman you know, she's got the car, the house, the clothes~~~~ might be lonely.
And the word says, 'If I have not Love, I am nothing.' So, again, love you. Love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say, 'I am too Blessed to be Stressed and too Anointed, to be Disappointed!'
'Winners make things happen~~ Losers let things happen.'
Be 'Blessed' Ladies~~~~~ and pass this on to encourage another woman. 'To the world you might be one person, but to one person you could be the world--

Mom, you are amazing. You made me feel so much better with this e-mail. You always know the right times to call, the right things to say and the right times to give great big hugs. I love you so much and even more now that I am a MOM. I know that this morning when I was whining to you that you have been through everything I am going through right now X 3. I do not know how you did it, but you did a really great job! I hope I can at least be half as great as you!

Love you much,

ps- now I understand why you would say, "can I at least go to the bathroom alone?" Nope, not for at least 10 more years...... love you!

Happy Tuesday!- to the Mommies

Today is one of those mornings..... You know the kind when you get up and have ZERO time to get a shower before you little one wakes up... I had to be at work this morning and I guess Mason heard the alarm becasue he was up at the same time. Great, well at least my hair is semi-clean, right? So, I got a fast shower and he watched some Baby Einstein, life saver... But soon after it went off he was pulling on my robe and whining... I love that little monkey, but really, I could not concentrate. I know the hardest thing I was working on was mascera, but Mommy needs 2 eyes.... So we go down stairs for some breakfast. He did not want what I gave him, he pushed it off of the tray. At this point we are very whiny... I wish Curt was here so I could follow him around and pull on his pants leg and whine to him. I do not think he realizes what mornings are like at our house since he comes in right about happy time... Next I got dressed... I was into all black today. So I put on my sassy black turtle neck sweater and some black slacks... Whoo Hoo I look HOT today... Well, that was until Gabby decided to rub up againts me and get red dog hair all over the pants. I could not find my lent roller and to top it off Mason got into tsome hair gel and decided that I needed a bit on my butt.... AHHHHHHH. Breathe.... in..... out...... So I get myself cleaned up get Mason satisfied and Curt gets home and I scoot out the door. I walk in the door and someone says, "you got something on your bum..." Descrete????, not really this persons type of behavior... So, everyone turns and looks at my bum which has hair gel smeared on it- oopse.... Embarrassed I run to the bathroom and clean my self up.

So, I ask you Chicken Little is there anything else coming my way today, maybe the sky???

Now 5 things that make me happy for a stress reliever...
1. Mason when he first wakes up and he needs cuddle time with me and every stuffed animal he has... Always interesting, always FUN!
2. Getting to work not looking like I chased around a 17 month old all morning...
3. The pedi that Kacey and I are getting pronto.... To put it into Kacey's words, " a peti has turned from a luxery to a necessity, bummer..."
4. Organization- my life is getting a make over....
5. My new momagenda. It is a mommy planner. It is so fabulous. I love it more every day and it only came in the mail yesterday. It has places for all the kiddos, which i only have one but whatever. It has a place to plan dinner and it has the month at a glance and each day! I love it, love it, love it. Plus, they monogrammed it with my initials and it is purple... FUN> So, I am on the road to stay at home organized Mom-o-rama!

ps- I guess my spelling is getting better, I only misspelled one word and i meant to.... Yes, this is a big victory for me...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

baby-less, hubby-less

i am all alone this weekend... sigh... curt is at moto cross in ATL with his buddies and mason is with his gran this weekend. i have spent my time today working on the house, hanging with kacey and her babies. it has been fun. we have been working on our up-and-coming etsy shop. i am super stoked to show you all what is coming from all of this secret hard work we are doing. well, right now we are mostly planning. starting your own business is a big deal. while this will mostly be on-line we will also be marketing to local vendors and trying to make it to market this year, hopefully. so many BIG things going on right now and with me leaving my job, that gives me a bit more time to work on it... we are excited... i cannot wait to show all of our work off and i will as soon as we really get going...

i hope you all have a great weekend...

Friday, February 22, 2008


I am in a raw mood today, so no post's I am just going to take a few and breathe........... I am stressed from all that we have going on. So do like me and just sit back and try and think about 10 positive things even if you are not stressed. I will make your day.
Breathe in........
Breathe out.......

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


My Brother and Sister-in-law
My Shining Star
Old picture from Christmas that Nanna sent to me
Katie and me
Our New Year's Eve Party

I love family!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What a good life....

Sweet Beesley...

Some of what we have been doing. I just know you have been dying to see!

Monday, February 18, 2008


Ok, first off, still no pictures. I have not taken any but my dad took some of Mason when he went for the weekend to my parents house. As soon as I can get them back and sort through them, I will post them... Posts are normally not any fun with out pictures of the cute little ones.... I do not actually think you read what I write....

Next to my funny key story... This might be long, not so sure until it is all down...

Last night when Curt left for work, he took the Volvo... I thought this is weird but he has been driving it a lot lately becasue we are selling our other car... But I did not think too much of it, Brothers and Sisters was on and I was way too into it... So, this morning after I dressed and fed Mason it was time to warm the car, so I went looking for the keys. When I drive, the keys are always put right back into my purse, becasue that is a good place for keys- more on that later... Anyways back to the story... I could not find the keys, anywhere. I drove Curt's car to work on Friday and I knew we did not take it anywhere all weekend... So, I called Curt and he started giving me the 3rd degree about misplacing stuff, which (sorry hunny) is him, not me. I am always the one who finds the stuff that is misplaced. I knew they were not anywhere in the house becasue I went on a cleaning rampage on Sunday and definatley would have found them and put them in the right place, my purse... He was giving me tips on where to look and how I should always put stuff back where it goes and then I can find it.... ( I now find this conversation comical) Well, he then tells me that he might have used them on Saturday when he was moving around the cars to get the camaro out of the garage... Ding, Ding, Ding.... I knew I did not have them last and instantly felt better, but I still had no keys and 5 minuites to go until I had to be at work.... Well after moving the cars on Saturday he also went dirt bike riding with Brian... He starts telling me to look in the pants he wore but I know the keys are not in there because I washed them and they would have come out in the dryer... No keys in the dryer. We get off the phone becasue the sitter is at the house and I need to get her settled before I get more frusterated becasue I still have no keys... He calls back and lets me know that he talked with Brian and the keys are in Brian's surburban.. What? how could this happen, you always put stuff right back into the right place, I ask??? He says, well I put them into the tool box which is a really safe, good place for keys to be if you are out in the woods bike riding.... Seriously?

I love you honey I hope you are not mad about this post.. It is all in good fun, and only to show that I am right- sometimes...

More official.....

So, it is getting pretty official around here... I am really going to leave my job- FOR REAL! I put in my notice with my boss last Tuesday and we decided that the end of March will be good for everyone... Ok, whatever, I can make that work.... At the time I was excited to leave, still am... But, I have always worked... Since I was 15, so this is new for me. I have not always loved working, and I do not particuarly love my job now, but it is mine.... Not to say that my new job- at home with Mason- will not be even better. I am just embarking on a new part of my life, one I have been starving for since Mason was born... Do not get me wrong, I am just realizing that change will come a bit harder than I had originally anticipated... Why am I posting this? Well, today we hired my replacement, that made it permenant. She starts training ASAP! I do not have an easy job, it may seem that way becasue I enjoy blogging and shopping for fun stuff on-line and e-mailing Kacey all day. I am just way better at time management than most of you know... Ha, I got one up on you! So, I am buying a day planner, a new one. I have one for work, but that is work. I want one with a fresh start so I can plan out meals, cleaning schedules and errands and what-not... I love to plan, that it what I am almost always doing at work- planning out my day, week and anything else I can think of... So, If you know of any cute, efficent kinds of planner that will have spaces big enough for what I want and still not cost a ton and it still has to be cute too, let me know. I am definately excited about making the change even more official with a new planner. Am I a total dork?
Yes, I know that this was random and it definately needed to be devided into different paragraphs for different thoughts... this is just how my brain is working today!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Tag- I'm it!

Kacey sent this to me and I thought it was cute. She sent it in e-mail, but I thought I would extend it to my blog, becasue I love blogging and I un-love working!

Four things about me that you may or may not know; in no particular order:

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Manager at Apartments
2. Mommy
3. Gap Inc.
4. Nanny

Four movies I would watch over and over - if I had time:
1. The Notebook
2. The Holiday
3. Fried Green Tomatoes
4. Baby Einstein- Mason told me to put this one on here, they are his most favorite!

Four places I have lived:
1. Tullahoma, TN
2. DalMurfreesboro, Tn
3. that is it! I am pretty stationary...

Four TV Shows that I watch:
1. Lost
2. Brother's & Sisters
3. Desperate Housewives.
4. Cashmere Mafia

Four Places I Have Been
1. Oregon
2. Florida
3. Arizona
4. Texas- not for very long.....

Four People Who Email Regularly
1. Kacey- like 5 times a day on the regular....
2. Mom
3. Amanda- not so much now that we have the blogs.... It keeps us up to date
4. Can I count all of my blogging buddies?

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Japaneese
2. Italian
3. Ice Cream
4. Apple Pie

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. With Curt and Mason- they are my inner circle...
2. The beach with the inner circle
3. At Cocoa Mocha with the girls on girls night, RIP Cocoa Mocha, RIP...
4. I would rather be doing anything than pretending I am working and trying to sneak in my blogging time... I love how sneaky I am...

Four people I think will respond:
1. Amanda
2. Katie
3. Amy- Amanda's super cool family, I know they read my blog...
4. Nicole, you are super cool too, I know you are reading....

Four things I am looking forward to this year:
1. Satying at home with Mason
2. Starting the Etsy store with Kacey
3. My baby sisters Wedding in May....
4. Mason's 2nd Birthday!
5. My 1 year anniversary with Curt....

If you took the time to read this, you have the time to re-post this... Consider yourself TAGGED!

Happy Late Valentine's Day

To those of you who I did not speak to yesterday, Happy Valentine's Day from the Phillips Family! I made card's for Curt and Mason and Mason picked Curts card out at Target... He is still a little too young to make one. He did help me write his name though- too cute! I got Curt a few little love gifts that we exchanged last night after he woke up. Mason got a book called, "Never too little to Love." I love it, such a cute book. He really enjoyed it last night at story time... I got Jack Johnson- not really Jack, but his CD! It is lovely I am rocking out at my desk today and enjoying life. Curt had an extreemly long few days at work and not sleeping too well, so I took off yesterday and enjoyed Valentine's Day with Mason. We ran errands, worked around the house and cooked our traditional spaghetti. I must say, it gets better every year! I really do cook spaghetti more than once a year, maybe 2 times a year, Ha! Curt brought me a Strawberry Sunday, it was delightful.

Tonight is the real treat we are headed on a date to Nashville with out our little man, so sad, but so fun! He is going to stay with my parents for the night. I love that kiddo but a nice dinner as a couple is so rewarding and relaxing- love it! I am just now to the point where I can actually enjoy a nice dinner with Curt with out Mason and not feel bad about it.

New Developments....

So here is the news I have been hanging over your heads for a few days.....
Drum roll please.......
Starting around the 3rd week in March, I will start sating home with Mason.... YAY!!!!!!!! This may not be such big news to other people, but to US, it is HUGE! First of all I have always wanted ot be a stay at home Mom... I think it is a job that some can do and others may prefer to be at work. We have had such a very hard time with childcare since the daycare incident that we decided taht Mason will never go back to Daycare until he is old enough to talk to us and tell us what is going on.... I am also going to take some classes to finish up my teaching degree. I am so close, 20 hours and student teaching... I can almost taste it. I am not wanting to teach anytime soon, right now I want to have babies and raise them, that is my job for now.... But when they go to school, I will be heading in the door with them. This will truely be FUN!

Well, so much fro rambeling. I am sure the news is not what you thought it might be, but it sure is exciting new for us and Mason. He seems like such a happier child when we are with him then when I call home and he is crying. Now that will rip your heart right out of your chest....

Lost is our favorite show, for those of you who do not watch it, is ROCKS. Last night was pretty good too! I just cannot get enough. I am hoping that since the writers strike is over, maybe they will get inspired and write another season... I will really be very sad when Lost is over.... But for now, I am loving it!

ps- my spell check is still not working, so if you run across any mispelled words, just laugh and go on. I am a horrible speller, plus I am a really fast typer, this is a bad combo!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Can you read????

Ok, so I cannot even spell my last name. I was looking over my blog and I realized that I spelled my last name wrong. "Philllips 101?" My name only has 2 l's.... I am such a funny girl... I guess it will have to stay that way until I have time to fix it!

Monday, February 11, 2008


So, you might be wanting to know, "What in the heck has happened to us...?" Well, to be honest, I was holding out to try and make an inspiring post for #100... Well, I keep putting it off and now I am having blogger withdrawls.... So, I am going to update you on the Phillips family instead of some list of 100 things that you are not going to read anyhow....

We have had a bit of the nasties at our house. First the babysitter brought it over, then Mason came down with it, then me and now Curt.... At least it is not the flu. Everyone has been vaccinated this year except form me, so we are riding it out, so far so good!

Last week the babysitter was gone the whole week tending to her sick munchkin, so we ran around like crazy chickens trying to get Mason taken care of during the day while I am working and Curt is sleeping.... What a week, I probably saw Curt 1.5 hours for the whole week total.... YUCK, so needless to say, I was so happy to see the weeknd on its way... Well, then we all got sick. So we stayed in most of the weekend trying to get some strenght back. I was mostly sick all day Saturday. Lets just say that things really fall apart when Mom gets sick. I think God gives Mommies special graces and special germ fighting agents so they can get better soon and the Daddy's and the babies can have someone to take care of them... Thank goodness.

Mason is talking so much now. Some new Mason-isms:
sish (fish)
mmmlo (marshmello)
diddle, diddle, diddle ( a new song that Mason sings to anything he likes)
ni nite
eeeys (keys)
cat (he got this from Curt one day when he was yelling at the cat)
baba (bottle)- yes, I know I should have weened him before he figures out where we put them and what goes in them
His table manners are getting much better now that we are making a very good effort to eat at home, at the table at least 5 nites a week!
He loves to stack things and then knock them down.
If he wants something, he will come and get your hand and lead you to whatever it is that he needs...
He is such a little climber. I was doing laundry yesterday and I caught him on top of the dog cage, we have a pretty big dog which = a big cage. He pushed his Little Tykes table over to the cage to gain access ot the top. I was pretty sacred, but not so scared that I got it on video first....
And, he can pretty much open any door in the house except fot he fridge... Thank goodness, it is only a matter of time though!
Curt and I have some new developments on the horizon, post on that soon to come- No, it is not a baby! Yes, it does have to do with my job.... Amanda, I might be coming earlier than May, never know. I am still looking for tickets though!
Oh, and I will post pictures on my new blog win from Mommy Doodles when it arrives. How I love to win stuff and now I am addicted to entering blogger contests!

PS- The spell check is messed up and I am a horrible speller, so if you get some mis-spelled words, nevermind me I went with band instead of spelling class- BAD idea!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I won, I won, I won!!!!!!!!

I won the .:Mommy : Doodles:. give away for the handmade door signs. I am so excited. This is the first time in my life I have ever won something! Thanks to .:Mommy : Doodles:. for having FABULOUS giveaways- YoU RoCk!!!! If you are a Mommy or even thinking about becoming one someday, you should go to Mommy Doodles and see what this blog is all about! They also give great discounts to the items placed on the site! Yay for prizes! Check out Mommy Doodles on my side bar.
Also a big thanks to Jenny Vanover, Doodle Design Shop for donating this great giveaway! Go and visit her site too!