Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Is It July or October?

Let me just say that I am LOVIN' these fall-like temps we're having right now in Louisiana!!

No complaints from me.  Bring it!

But I'm thinking it may have something to do with every little girls' obsession with 'Frozen.' Ha!

Yesterday was National Lasagna Day and as soon as I read it, my pasta craving started kicking in.  So after work, I stopped at the store and picked up a frozen lasagna.  What can I say?  At least I turned the oven on last night!  I haven't done that in a while.  Needless to say, my lasagna is much better and the frozen kind just left me still craving pasta!!

I'm missing Alise.  It's time for her to come home!  We're making plans to go to Alabama this weekend to pick her up and I can't wait to see her!  Smart mouth and all!

And I just think...if I didn't have her in my life, I probably wouldn't even have a blog!  My life revolves around her and I don't know what I would do without her.  She is the spark in our family.  She keeps us on our toes until we're nearly ready to pull our hair out {me especially}, but I love her so very, very much!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Save Wonder Woman!

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Why, why, why are they messin' with my favorite Super Hero's outfit?!

The new WW get up!
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Why must everything be so dark and dreary these days?  And WW never carried a sword!! She looks like a gladiator!

THIS is the Wonder Woman I love and admire!  THIS is the one who is "fighting for your rights/and the old Red, White, and Blue"!!



How would they like it if I tore off the "S" on Superman's chest?  Or de-masked Batman?

Now granted, this outfit is a little revealing as well, but hey!  It's the REAL Wonder Woman!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Wayne!

I forgot to mention last week that Wayne's birthday was Tuesday!  A friend of mine from church makes the best cheesecakes in the world, so I asked her to make one for Wayne's special day.  I ordered him a strawberry cheesecake and it was delish!  We went out to dinner that night, but we were very disappointed with our meal.  Thank goodness for dessert back home!  We missed celebrating with Alise though!  Happy Birthday, Wayne!



Alise has been in Alabama visiting our cousins for over a week.  I'm beginning to miss her badly!  She is having SO much fun, though!  This past weekend, she got to visit the American Girl Doll store in Atlanta, go to Lego Land, and visit the Coca-Cola Museum.  Mirya is keeping the kids busy with swimming and field trips!  I'm jealous!  I can't wait to see my Baby Girl this weekend!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hodge Podge Wednesday

You know how it works!  Answer the questions on your blog and link back to From This Side of the Pond.



1. When I look at the sky I feel________________________________________.
I can't get that number 1 to scoot back in line with the rest of the questions and it's driving my OCD self raving mad!  Anyhoo.  When I look at the sky, I feel very small.

2. If you had to run for political office, which one would you run for? Do you have any real desire to actually do this?

Of course, I would never run for political office because I don't like public speaking.  And due to a recent political scandal in our area, I'm just really turned off with politics in general right now.  But hey!  If I HAD to, I'd go big!  The President of the United States!  Why not?
3. What scent makes you think of home?
Gardenias and chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven.
4. How often do you take a step back to think about where you're headed in life? Do you need more or less self-reflection?
I did alot more self-reflection when I was in high school and college.  These days, there simply isn't time.  And if there were, I'm perfectly content and happy with the stage of life that I'm in now.  I feel like I'm exactly where God wants me to be right now and there is a certain peace that comes from knowing that.  

5. July is National Ice Cream Month...besides a cone, what's your favorite food item to top with ice cream?
This question made me laugh.  We have a few ice cream/yogurt places here that have all these different toppings to choose from.  And we Horton's are just creatures of habit, I guess, because we always choose the same ones.  I always get M&Ms.  Always.  And maybe a few sprinkles.  Alise always gets cherries.  She's a cherry hog.  And Wayne always gets the marshmellow cream {Bleh!} and whipped topping out of a can.  I love me some hot fudge and caramel, too!

6. What might your autobiography be called?
Gosh, this is a hard question!  Is an autobiography one you write yourself of one someone else writes about you?  I always got those mixed up in school.  And so did Alise.  I destinctly remember her missing both of them on a test.  I'm a Southern Girl, so maybe that should be a part of the title.

7. Your least favorite mode of transportation? Why?
Car rides.  I hate them.  We drove 7 hours this past weekend (total) to meet our cousins so that Alise could spend the week with them and I actually thought I was going to die!  I actually did look at airline tickets for she and I to just fly to Birmingham or Huntsville, but of course, they were too expensive.  Fly me anywhere, but don't ask me to ride.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I'm really dreading the month of August.  It's usually our hottest month where we live and school starts back on the 13th.  I'm not quite ready to resume a routine again.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saying Good-bye

This past Saturday, we drove to Meredian, Mississippi {home of Sela Ward!}, to meet our Alabama cousins and drop off Baby Girl for the week!! To say this was a big deal for me would be an understatement.  The longest I've ever been away from her was five days for my 40th birthday cruise, so while I know she is in prefectly good hands with Doug and Mirya, I'm already missing her.  I started missing her when we crossed the Mississippi River Bridge in Vicksburg later Saturday evening on our way back home.  However, if you had asked me late Friday night as we were packing her up and all the drama and gnashing of teeth that was going on, I would have probably pushed her out the door!!  She was so excited about seeing Katie and Colton that she couldn't fall asleep Friday night!  I know she is going to have a BLAST in Alabama!!

Of course, Doug always chooses the restaurants for us.  He always knows where to eat.  So we met up at Weidmann's in Meredian.  It's the oldest restaurant in the state of Mississippi.  How he finds these places, I will never know but the food and atmosphere were wonderful!!  I loved the history of the building and their Chocolate Bottomless Pie did not disappoint!




We arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before the Mason's did so we went ahead and got a table.  We were just in time for brunch!  When Katie and Colton walked in, Alise's eyes just lit up and she and Katie hugged each other for a while!  I am so thankful and happy that our kids are so close!  Even quiet, little Colton started talking to us by the time our visit was over!



A pic of Me & Mi!  I'm not quite sure this lady knows what she's gotten herself into for the next few weeks, but she is AWESOME!!

After lunch, Alise got her ipad and hopped in the car with Katie and Colton!  We couldn't even get her to get out to give us a kiss and hug good-bye!  Mirya's been great about posting pictures on FB and IG, so we get to see what all they're doing.  They stopped in Tuscaloosa on the way home and went to the Children's Museum and made a quick stop of the UA campus!

Meanwhile, Wayne and I got home late Saturday evening.  We were in the bed before 10 o'clock and we didn't get up until 10 Sunday morning.  Can you say tired?  I can't remember when we've slept so long. We did absolutely nothing that day.  We even ordered a pizza and had it delivered.  The house is quiet.  No Disney channel.  So far, Alise has face timed us every night and she is having so much fun!!  And that makes being away from her a little easier.