Friday, January 9, 2015

Five Things Friday

I'm not even going to try and catch up on what I/ We've been doing. I'll just start at where we are now and go from there.

HALLELUIAH it's Friday. Yes I still stay home but praise the man above for FRIDAY

HERE we go

1.  I don't know about you guys but the holiday's made me a little (a lot) lazy. I had the bright idea to  join the Advocare 24 day challenge. You know as a little reset button.  I've always been a HUGE Advocare believer. Spark has changed my life. I'm hoping for GREAT results (aka WEIGHT LOSS...let's just be honest) I will keep you posted on the cleanse. I'm only 3 days in and I already feel better.  Want more info? Check it out here

2. Oh the joys of a 4 year old. I swear this movie NEVER stops playing in our house.

3. In the winter we wear sweatpants... everyday! I'm obsessed with these Gap sweatpants. They are so comfortable. And at least they are not black leggings. We wear those on the weekend so it looks like I'm not in my pajamas. #SAHMPROBLEMS

4. So after unpacking 302,532 boxes. I just stopped decorating the walls. Poor H's room is struggling. I'm thinking about doing the something with butterflies. I love the this idea. Simple yet girlie. The weather is supposed to be crappy this weekend. I'm hoping to knock this DIY project out. Stay tuned.
5. SO I found what I miss most about Arkansas! The high in Arkansas is 40. Do you know what this temperature is here!? 18.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I'm BACK...

WHEW...It's been a while since I've written a post... and boy can I tell you The L's have been busy...

Here's what we've been up too:


As you know we were relocated to St. Louis (Que the Hallelujah choir). I was always a thought in the back of our head and when it happened we were just beyond excited. I'd like to thank Mr. L for making our dreams come true. His hard work has paid off and not only were we relocated but he was promoted. I couldn't be more proud.

I'll skip the terrible, I never want to pack/unpack or move again details. Thankfully we had movers. I'm not really sure if that was a good thing or not. Don't get me wrong they were sweet but my lord. Have you ever been around a toddler and they are all "mom.. mom.. mom.. mom" every 5 seconds... imagine someone saying Mrs. Lassen every 2 minutes and then H chiming in on the fun with a mom every 2 minutes. Talk about sick of hearing your name and answering questions. Finally I got everyone together and ask if we could cover any questions before "We" started... Why did they look at me like I had 15 heads? Crickets.  It was a small miracle to get everything packed and on the road for STL.

The House our Arkansas house sold with a quickness. Which was awesome we hadn't found a house in STL which meant we would be staying with my parents. All fine and dandy until you insert Manny, our 3 year old boxer and Harvey their 4 year old English Mastiff who happens to be 160 pounds. Manny is maybe 35 pound if he has just eaten, had on a sweater and a weight vest. Harvey 23 Manny 0... I just didn't understand why these two couldn't get along.

I digress.

We found a house in a great school district with a yard with a fence, with great neighbors, with a Friar Tuck less than a mile away ,  I didn't realize how picky I was until we started the house hunt. Thank GAWD we had an awesome Realtor who understood why I wouldn't look at a house after seeing it was on a cul-de-sac with no parking. She was all "Amie, we haven't even gone in the house" I told her I couldn't not live in a house where there was no parking. I've gone 5 years with no family over for holidays and by god this year it was on i.e we need room for parking. I am so happy with this house, we have outstanding neighbors. Now if I can just get H to love it.

The adjustment period is still lagging on. All the boxes are unpacked, everything is hung on the walls we have made this a home, but for some reason it just hasn't set in for me and Hannah. For me it's almost like it's too good to be true.  Are we really here... to stay? Maybe it's because I'm not working. I have all this time on my hands and it seems like we are here for a visit.  H isn't adjusting well.. Girlfriend is afraid of everything in this house. Which really surprise me. She's never scared of anything. I get the Arkansas home is all that she has known but she is scared of every little sound in this house. Like last night I had to move a towel because she swore it was scary.  We are just taking our time with her, and I am so thankful that I am home at this point. Manny, he adjusted the worst.  Poor dog just lost his puppy chow mind. Fenced in yard only made things worse. He was able to see our neighbors and would bark and bark and bark and bark. you get the point. Then started snapping at people... and then he snapped at me and then he snapped at Hannah. and that is when we drew the line. It was a hard decision but we had to give Manny up. We found a great family with other dogs and children and I've (stalked) kept in touch with  them and Manny is doing just fine. It's was the hardest thing I had to do but I know it was for the best. So now we have a NO DOG rule in this house. My emotions just can't take it.

It is so nice being back around family. We make it a point to have family dinner's at least once a month. It's very nice. It's also nice that we live 45 minutes away from family... I kid I kid.

As most of you know, My husband has a very very small family. Growing up his friends were his family and they still are. I love when his friend pop in on Saturdays to watch football (it's a great distraction, when I'm out shopping)

That's all for now, Stay tuned I'm back with more post!!

GO ROYALS.... although I think the Giants are going to win... sorry Desiree

Friday, July 18, 2014

Many Things to Celebrate

Happy Happy Birthday to me..

Am I the only one who instantly sings the sprout version of Happy Birthday?

It's my birthday today, I tell you what we have a lot to celebrate today. They are what I call small victories... ready ?..

Let's Celebrate...

Of course we want to celebrate the fact that we all are in good health, we are together, blah blah blah but let's get to the good stuff

The fact that we are back in STL!!!

That we are somewhat unpacked and with a functional kitchen, That's huge for my OCD.

That we have friends who live close by. Not just any friends but friends who understand, why we can't hang out between the hours of 12:30-2:00 because it's nap time, Friends who find it totally acceptable to show up in work out clothes (even if we didn't really work out that day) and a ponytail with no make up. Those friends are hard to find and we love them.

Let's celebrate the fact that if mamma needs some wine... I don't have to cross the county line. I can ROLL up to Quick Trip (which deserves it's own celebration line) and buy whatever I want. Did you know QT has a deli in it now?! crazy talk.

The fact that I have lived 33 years (wow that was hard to type) I really do feel blessed to see another year.

The fact that marathon training starts. yes marathon TRAINING. I HAVE to train for this, no winging it. A girl in her thirties no longer have the capability of winging races.

I am one happy girl...I guess the proper word is lady approaching her mid thirties.

It's good to be back at blogging! HELLO EVERYONE!!!