Friday, August 31, 2012

Hi my name is Amie, and I can't stop signing up for races

YEP! That's right. I've signed my ass up for another race. What is wrong with me...More importantly what is wrong with my crazy friends signing up with me...

My approach with Marcia...

And her response....

Half = Done It.Is.On.

"Let's sign up before I change my mind"

With that being said....I'll be running the 1/2 in December and then the 1/2 in March with these two:
(well..I sent Lauren a text to sign up and she's ignoring me...biotch...)

They would totally kill me for putting this picture up...but this pretty much sums up how and what we do when we are out...actually now that I think about it...This was at my wedding reception...Bahaa...real classy...BEST FRIENDS EVER!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


So my life has been pretty dang stressful lately. So I've been drinking an excess amount if wine

lol..I'm kidding...I've been chugging beer running

I have been stressed...but probably not as stressful as this "Stressed Lama"

Really? why is this Llama stressed? Is it stressed because it has hay looking things sticking out of it's mouth? Or because it has jacked up teeth? hmmm...not sure...but this thing is ugly as hell. but hysterical at the same I've lost it.

So I hear my dad's fatherly voice" Stress is a state of mind...if you don't don't matter" umm yeah OK... I mind and it  matter's I'm stressed..

That is why I have the crazy eyes this morning when I walked into work..oh wait...I have the crazy eyes because my snoring boxer kept me up all night...I have the pimple face because I am stressed out! REALLY when does that stop? 

This probably isn't the best week to "Stop drinking during the week" which I did not have a drink last night #thankyouverymuch. BUT my running has been impeccable to say the very least. 
Wine and Running....TOTALLY stress reliever...

I also go a new BFF

Isn't she purty...she makes running fun..bahaa that's a good one. She keeps me occupied while I run. 

So why am I stressed?

oh you know:

  • family
  • health
  • bills
  • childcare
  • not having back up child care
  • running
  • weight
  • job
  • family living 6 hours away..which results in no back up child care
  • what to cook for dinner
  • piles of laundry taking over the laundry room
  • my living room looks like TOY'S R US blew up
  • my car (which I've only had for 5 months) decided to shut reason in the middle of the street...
  • missing my bestie's 30th birthday
  • the black widow that I found in the garage
  • snakes sporadically on my run...I swear when I leave my house they rally up and hang out on my running paths...jerks
  • potty training
You know what my loving husband told me yesterday...

That he just didn't feel appreciated...he was in a joking spirit of course
...but he would be nice if you came home one day and said...

"you know what babe..I really appreciate all you do for me"

REALLY? DO I effing look like JUNE CLEAVER...

So after I put this face away

I politely said...let me get this straight:
so once I get home...from driving 1 additional hour to get Hannah...get home..cook dinner...make lunches for the next day...clean the kitchen and bathe our child...while you are sitting on your butt watching the would like for me to STOP what I'm doing and in my June cleaver voice say..."babe... I really appreciate you?"

He looked at me like : oh larwd I wish I could take those words back, please don't turn into
shaniqua again..and said...never mind I appreciate what you do.

LOL God Love him. I never claimed to be a perfect wife and he never claimed to be a perfect husband. I do appreciate everything he does for us. He is a hard worker. a little too much of a hard worker bless his heart...he just doesn't know when to lock it up

I... kid...I... kid....

I am a creature of habit. So when something throws my routine off...I get a little frazzled. But this too shall pass. I try to stay positive and not go all shaniqua on Mike...

I also crack myself up by reading these:

This cracks me up every time!!! lol...Hannah give me this look sometimes

"Hope mamma don't eat Glitzy...She eats everything else" bahaaa...

So, I wrote this post yesterday and for some reason I didn't post it. BUT now I know why.

I was over the top stressed yesterday. I mean stressed, not eating, snappy, cranky, pimple face, and just kept to myself (with my crazy eyes and pimple face)

 A dear friend at work asked if I was ok. I had to put myself in check and make it through the day.

I've been praying and praying about something in our life. And I felt like I was on a little bit of a time crunch to get this prayer answered. Days went by and seriously I needed a miracle by next week. I felt doomed. and when I feel doomed I get cranky and take it out on my sweet husband.

So I got a phone call on the way home from work. It was kid...It was my dad. I was telling my dad how stressed I was and I kid you not he said his famous qoute. "stress is a state of mind...blah..blah..blah.."

Long story longer...GOD answered my prayer last night!!! GLORY HALLELUJAH AMEN GOD IS GOOD!!!

Seriously, I had to think to myself. Why are you surprised? He will supply ALL of our needs. He will make a way when there seems to be no way!! COME ON AMIE have a little faith.

So I had to go home and be super nice to my husband.

With that prayer answered I felt the weight of the world lifted off of my shoulders. I went for a run and had one of the best runs ever. 4 miles in 38:16 time pace 9:25. AMAZEBALLS. I'm really tempted to sign up for the Little Rock Marathon. BUT I have to convince Marcia and Lauren to do it with me.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I think I've been bit by the RACE BUG...seriously...I can't stop sign up for them.

I rallied these girls to run it with me

...and by rally for Lauren I mean forced her to do love me...

Just because we were running doesn't mean we can't look what do we Tutu's.

apparently everyone in the city of St. Louis got the memo...there were 943,932 BILLION people there. It was crazy. We were in the 4th wave to take off. There were literally people starting the race when we finished.

So every 1k there were people throwing this stuff on you


So by the end of the race you looked like this:

and this

I had to share this photo. This is Charlie, Angie, Marcia, Andy and Myself...After looking at this I thought WOW....This group (minus Charlie..he's Angie's better half)  has been together since 4th grade. That's a long freaking time...We're getting old. One of the benefits of a small school. You make some great life long friends! love you guys!

So this picture is quite funny... After the race there was a girl holding one of those beautiful water bottles in her hand. She said one of my favorite words "FREE".

"Free water bottles being given out at the Chevy Tent".

Marcia's...(my soul shopping sister) ears perked up like a Yorkie..

She made her way to that tent like a moth to a light...reason # 302,342 why I love this girl...

Isnt' she cute...Love this girl..not because she gives me wine..or justifies me buying unnecessary shoes..she is such a great, fun, honest, loving friend a girl can ask for.

She's also single and I'm totally pimping her out..any takers..

Anyway...we stood in line (along with everyone and their mom) for more than 33 minutes which is longer than it took for us to run the 5k. GO US!

I was totally OK with the longer than the Nile River line...until this little boy..yes boy..he was maybe 10 years old. snuck his way up to the front. I turned into a 5 year old in 3.2 seconds and said to Marcia "This little brat is trying to cut in line" She looked at me like I was crazy...that's OK I still love her and with that I shifted and by shift I mean stood in front of his butting in line butt and cold blocked his butting in line butt. AND PUT AN END TO THAT. What is wrong with these little turds?...and where was your mama?...Go find her and let her teach you some manner boy!!

Yes, Marcia was totally laughing at my immaturity...But I'll have you know he didn't get in front of me. BOOM!

Seriously the color run was the best run ever!! I'm totally doing it next year!!

St. Louis Zoo

Because I just didn't have enough of the 6 hour drive when we went to STL for H's birthday on August 9th. I thought I throw the kid in the car one week later and head to STL....again...yep...I'm crazy.

 The 6 hour drive at night...was just shy of misery...but totally worth it. I don't know why I thought getting up at 5am-working-then hitting the road at 6pm would be a good idea. Guess that's how I didn't realize H was painting her toes with a magic marker in the back seat #mommyfail.

Anyways, I purposely accidentally woke my prego friend Stacey and convinced her to meet me at the St. Louis Zoo, before 9am so we can run around like banshee to the free stuff before they started charging. YEP. WE DID.

Our first stop was the Sting Rays & Sharks

The girls loved looking at them. One even "jumped" up and splashed.

This ginormous guy..made me a little nervous...If my memory serves me correct...someone was killed by one of these guys...#callmecrazy

Then we headed to the Children's Zoo..which is AMAZEBALLS

I told my self to not freak out about the nasty rat Guinea pig and let H pet it. She loved it.

Madi and Hannah played in here for quite a bit. It's so nice. There is so much to do in he children's zoo. It was amazing that how much they loved this:

Best Buds....

The STL ZOO is by far my favorite zoo. Not only is it free but they have added so many new fun things for kids and adults to do.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hannah's 2nd Birthday Party: St.Louis

I'm pretty sure I started planning H's 2nd birthday party. July 30, 2011. Yes, I have a slight obsession with my child throwing parties. I can't help myself. It's so much fun. If I had $1.00 for every time Mike asked me "What happened to all your money" I'd be one rich well dressed women. I know H won't remember these birthday parties, but she'll have pictures.

The six hour drive, the listening to Dora and cheerios all over the back seat of my car is totally worth putting this smile on her face. This is from her Friday night dance party with her Mimi. This is what we call her Country Daddy's side of dancing. Let's be honest she is  born and raised  adorable "Arkansas Girl"

And this is her "Down with O.P.P" Mommy's side of dancing. Either way, she LOVES having dance parties (when it's time to go to sleep) with her MIMI.

Back to the party:

So, I started planning this sucker way before July. Even though I said last year that I was doing her party in AR I was talked into having it in STL. Which I am so glad I did. We were able to see so many of our friends and family. They just don't see enough of us.

So, Theme. At the beginning stages of planning H was really into Olivia the Pig. So there I went on Pinterest.
I was a  Pig Party Planning Fool. I found This adorable outfit for H to wear. I had it all planned. AND I'll be doggone if H was totally over Olivia by the time her birthday rolled around. She would rather had Toy Story or Diego. Note to self, don't plan ahead. Girlfriend likes to change her mind.

But we rolled with it. Please excuse the hands in her mouth. That's a new thing. I'm not sure if it's her cutting teeth or biting her nails but her hands are always in her mouth.

Everything was red, black and white polka dots. I was in LOVE with the mason jar cups and straws. We got cupcakes from Lubeley's Bakery. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bakery. They did our wedding cake and all of our parties. The people are super nice and their stuff is so yummy!

I got to love on this guy for a bit. He's moving to Chicago this week. It took everything in me NOT to tie him to the water heater. I'm so sad that he's moving. But with Lot's of prayers and Southwest airlines. We are going to make it. P.S. can we say "Mini Mike". He's totally turned into his dad.

Big girl blowing the candle out. How cute is she? I can't believe she's two. Thank you Lord for our healthy little girl.

Present time!!

One of the 304,290 reason's I love my husband, is he knows how to have a good time. This year we didn't have the "let's shave random kids heads"  event like we did at her 1st birthday. We had the "Thanks for the  gift now take a shot" read that right. Mike made people take a shot when Hannah opened their gift. Disclaimer: everyone was feed and given water during this party. AND there were many random people "Sleeping it off" at my parents house.

yes, those are JORTS that my husband is wearing. He thought it would be funny and totally appropriate to bust those out in front of family and friends. I have no idea how he found those. I need to find a better hiding place. The fun didn't stop there, at one point in the night I looked over and Mike had those JORTS tight rolled! WHO DOES THAT?

MIMI and Mona stepping up for their shot.

The gang!

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate H's birthday! Love you guys!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Work less Wednesday #8

Yesterday was my final Wednesday off. So sad to go back to reality and the 5 day work week. BUT oh so excited to be home by 4:30pm.

So, I had a big day planned for Hannah and I. I got up ran. Which my run totally got cut short due to the random rain fall. Then we had some snuggle/Toy Story 3 (which she is totally obsessed with now..thankyouverymuchalliegracecoalter) Then I head for my much overdue hair appointment. When I got home I was geared up to get our day going. BUT I was surprised with this:

H usually naps from 12:00 pm and wakes from her beauty sleep around 1:00pm it was 12:48 when I got home so I made myself a healthy hearty lunch:

Yep! Balance meal right there for you folks. The only thing I was missing was my fruit. I ate in my bed and watch useless reality TV...

Then 2:00pm came rolling around and I thought to have 203,193 things you need to get done so I got up and competed 2 of those 203,193 things and sat my happy ass back down and took a nap. (that is probably why I am in spas mode this morning)

Hannah didn't wake up until 5:22pm. CRAZY!! That girl must have been tired..... or growing.

So once again H sort of got the short end of the stick. She did make it to gymnastics (which I am totally over. Some of those kids are horrible..I seriously scared the sh!t out of this little brat who tried to push H off the slide.The first time I let is slide but when she did it again I about lost it. No, I didn't pinch her but I gave her this crazy look and said in my crazy I mean business mother voice "DON'T YOU PUSH HER AGAIN". She looked at me like I had 5 heads and walked away.)

After gymnastics we did a little shopping. Then we spent some much needed time as a family watching..Toy Story 3..shocker..

I've convinced myself that there is nothing wrong with lazy days...oh and that it's totally OK to show up in the office with no make up and without brushing my hair. BUT I was able to check 3 things off my 203,191 things to do this morning. Yes I look like a hot mess this morning. but these people love me and there are only 3 other people in the office they can deal with it. I brushed my teeth and bathed so we're good. #welcometomylife