Wednesday, March 27, 2013


It's SWW!

So What.. If I didn't brush my hair today. I can do that. I have black people hair that shit just lays down ;)

So What...If I am skipping my run tonight so my hubs and I can have a "home date" which will consist of two bottles of red wine

So What... If I am totally over training for the Lincoln half. I'll fake it till I make it.

So What... If I bribed my two year old with Jelly Beans from the Easter Bunny. It's amazing how well she listens if she thinks the Easter Bunny is watching. Mother of the year folks

So What... If I said I was going to eat healthy this week today and I ate a cheeseburger and fries for lunch

So What...if I have a ton of work to do at work but I can't seem to stay off of VS website. I gotta find a suite for Dallas

So What...If I blew off STL for Easter so I can stay at home and redo my bathroom

So What...If L's car sold in two days and I cried like a baby when the guy drove off

So What...If my house looks like a tornado again M and I are enjoying our time with H

So What.. If this makes me laugh. Someone please help her.

This too shall pass

Do you ever feel like you are on a ride and can't get off? I'm not talking about the fun, calm lazy river ride. I'm talking about the crazy rush street flyer ride. Where it just seems calm and then whoosh you are falling faster than the speed of light.

Maybe I need to put my big girl panties on and just deal with it.

I'm in a world of  Terrible Two's

This too shall pass.

This week and next week I am part timing as a Taxi Driver. I do have to say I have been spoiled. I know I know, mother's do it everyday but I am very fortunate. My mother works close to the sitter, so everyday she takes H and picks her up. All I have to do is put H in the car, kiss her good bye and be on my merry way. Which usually means morning run sipping coffee and watching my DVR until it's time to get ready for work.

So today was day one, I was ready. H was dressed and ready and we were out the door only 5 minutes late. because I had to go back to the house to pick up my running stuff I was sitting tall smiling driving on the highway... until I realized I didn't brush my hair. womp womp. All I could do was laugh.

Isn't motherhood lovely.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Finish the sentence...

I'm joining the link up bandwagon today with Holly and Jake. You're missing out if you don't follow these guys! Hilarious!

1. If calories didn't count, I would eat...  the exact same things. I just wouldn't make myself run everyday to burn off the calories.  I'd also be in a nacho, double cheeseburger heaven with Beer. LOTS.OF.BEER

2. On my Prom night... What prom? dumb private school.

3.  When I go to the store, I always buy...bananas and milk. I also always get cash back with my husband's debit card. Does that count?

4. Family functions typically... involves lots of friends & family, lots of food, lots of alcohol and lots of aluminum foil for the ghetto side of the family who always needs to bring a plate home for someone.

5. I think my blog readers... are my friends

6. I'd much rather be..... ten pounds lighter so I can stop all this running nonsense...I kid I kid

7. I have an obsession with.... organizing things, checking FB/instagram, and making sure my house is presentable in case the 2 people we know in the state of Arkansas decides to pop by.

8.  My work friends.... LOVE THEM. Seriously, I would have blown this popsicle stand 5 years ago if it wasn't for them. They are family and totally made the Christmas list.

9. When I created my Facebook account.... I thought MySpace was way cooler. merely for the fact that you could select a song to play on your page.

10. My least favorite word is... moist, spatula, and bra. I can't say bra it always comes out as "brawl"

11. I really don't remember....  most of college

12. Justin Bieber.... Guilty. I have Bieber Fever 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


It's SO WHAT Wednesday!
This week I am saying SO WHAT if...
  • I had a glass of wine last night, even though I said I wasn't drinking any wine until this weekend
  • I inhaled ate 2 hot dogs and one double stuffed Oreo at B's birthday party last night. I totally acted like that 2nd hot dog was for H
  • Every text I send has an emoticon in it that shit is cool
  • I was  late this morning because I spent my time watching Shameless instead of getting ready
  • I have no idea what Google Reader is but jumped on the BlogLovin' bandwagon just in case I miss something
  • If bribed H to stop crying in the store with candy. It was cheaper than buying her that $25.00 bracelet
  •  I put M truck and L's car on craigslist when he just barely mentioned selling it #ourdrivewaylookslikeausedcarlot
  • I'm 29 ok 31 and I plan to go to Target at lunch and buy JT new cd. I love me some him
  • I carry H's potty in the car when I know we'll be out running errands. Public Bathrooms are NASTY
  • The fact that I will be in a swimsuit in May motivates me more to run than my upcoming races
  • If I've trained H to "go tell Daddy you want a baby sister" a girl can dream
  • My husband get on my reserve nerve sometimes, No marriage is perfect and he works his ass of for us. I love me some him

Monday, March 18, 2013

Color Me Rad Run

Have you heard of the Color Me Rad Run?

I don't really see the BIG difference between Color Me Rad Run and the COLOR RUN.

So, naturally when my  friend asked me to run I said yes, signed up and then researched it. Details.

The first sentence on the Color Me Rad website says:

When Zoloft and balloon animals can't seem to raise your spirits, the best way to brighten your life is to run Color Me Rad 5K. Historically, running has only been acceptable when trying to escape the law, personal responsibility, the truth, and grizzly bears.  Instead of running FROM something, get ready to run FOR something at this year’s Color Me Rad.  Run for the Hell of it.

It can't be that bad...right?!

Here goes nothing!


Have you heard the word?

What's this BlogLovin?

 Is it like McLovin? Name that movie!

Anyway, because there isn't a wagon that I won't jump on...

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That Silly Leprechaun

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
I hope everyone enjoyed their green beer!

The Lassen's went without Green Beer this year...womp womp.

We did enjoy all the treats that the Leprechaun left us Hannah.

I found these cute guys on Pinterest. I can't take full credit for the idea but I did change it up a bit. I wanted to get the full effect of the rainbow BUT I didn't want to send H in a sugar shock.

These were super easy to make:
  • One bag of skittles. Which did you know they got ride of that nasty lime skittle? It's now Green Apple. YUMMY!
  • One bag or Rollo's
  • Twine
  • I found the "buckets" from Michaels and the tubes from Hobby Lobby
  • Print outs were found  HERE

Of course I had to die EVEYTHING green.

M and I hid buckets of Gold aka ROLO's around the house. H's face was so funny when she saw that the "Silly Leprechaun" left her buckets of gold.

Of course I had to make St. Patrick's day shirt (please excuse the wrinkles. Who has time to iron?). I'm trying to show M that I can be frugal.
Shirt: Hobby Lobby $2.99
Iron on $1.99
I printed a shamrock from Google. Traced in on the iron-on, cut it out and iron it on the shirt. The iron process was a little annoying.  I guess I was a little impatient. There was a thin line between enough heat and burning the T-Shirt.  Needless to say, my fingertips were numb. I should have just bought the dang St. Patrick's day shirt from Old Navy.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Can we talk about Phillip Phillips for a second?

Every year I say I am not watching American Idol and every year I watch it and get hooked. I really don't have a favorite this year. So far Candice Glover is my pick. The girls definitely brought their A game.  I was super sad to see that they didn't save "Church Boy' but eh, I'm over it.
Have you seen our Arkansas Pride?
Poor kid, he just needs a deep conditioning, spray tan, friend. Something tells me he will not be the next American Idol. BUT he did win the Awkward Turtle award source
I was super excited to see my boyfriend Phillip Phillips on Idol last night. That boy had me when he sang Home  at Hello
Total T.W.S
Totally on my "No Question's ask list"
I would totally buy tickets and drag Marcia with me to one of his "concerts" which are usually held at random Universities. And Yes I realize I'd be the oldest thing in there. So what who cares.
In a weird way he reminds me of my high school sweet heart

Can you see the resemblance? HA. K would totally kill me. When I asked K if anyone ever told him he looked like Phillip he acted like I was crazy.

Have you guys heard his new song? Gone, Gone, Gone
Is that not the sweetest video?
Did you know they still made video's? 
Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

So What Wednesdays

It's so what Wednesday folks!

You ready?

So what If I haven't ran since Saturday. I have 25 days until Lincoln Presidential Half and it's time to get serious. We don't need a repeat of LR Half Mile 11. Do we? I want to finish this race strong and more importantly beat Josh. Yes, I'm motivated by beating him.

So what if I have 3 loads of laundry piled up in the laundry room. I loath folding clothes. I wonder if I can pay someone to come and put my clothes away?

So what if I ate an entire box of girl scout cookies. (over 2 days) Somoas are my weakness.

So what if I told the little boy who had boogers in his nose, dirty feet, and a smart mouth  in the playhouse at McDonald's to go find his mom. He wouldn't leave us alone. He kept telling me to put a band aid on his horsey. The first time was cute but by the 10th time I was annoyed. Not to mention he was coughing like a chain smoker and bossing H around. I don't think I was ready for the playhouse. I  wanted to bust out the Lysol wipes and go to town!

So what if  H doesn't "let" me brush her hair everyday. She still looks adorable.
So what if I've watched this video 302,425 times. It's hilarious!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuesday Thoughts

This morning I debated staying in my jammies all day on my couch watching reality T.V while eating ice cream right out of the box. Doesn't that sound glorious?

 I put my big girl panties on and drove to work. Mainly because I have a hair appointment this afternoon. I CAN'T miss that. Priorities.

Cai and I booked our hotel for Hospital Hill Run KCMO I'm super excited for the girls weekend. The run terrifies me a little tiny bit.

I follow them on facebook and they had a post yesterday "If someone who had never done Hospital Hill Run had asked you to describe the event, how would you...?"
  • The most terribly awesome experience you'll love to hate!
  • It's called hospital hill for a reason but its a beautiful run
  • It's a challenge and the name is very fitting. However, the route is beautiful and the people in Kansas City are very supportive. They brought out hoses, ice, water, etc. to encourage the runners. I am proud to have checked this race off
  • At about the second mile is a Catholic church, "Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrows". If you ran those first two miles with your ego and not with your brains, the rest of the race will be Perpetual Sorrows
  • You must prepare!
    This is not a run to take lightly!
    Hill training will make or break u
Umm...I'm scared. But we can do it! We can do ALL things though Christ right? lol.. I'm sure there will be prayers, tears, and cursing.

St. Jude has announced their 2013 date.

I haven't decided if I'm going to do the full marathon or wimp out and stick with the half. The feeling I get when I reach the finish line at 13.1 is so beautiful. I can't imaging going another 13.1(that's my story and I'm sticking to it) I'll pretty much do whatever cia does. Because I'm 10 and I can't make my own decisions.

March 2013 marks 4 years for us in LR. I can't believe we've been here 4 years. It's starting to feel like home (minus the dry county part, the camo and the ridiculous amount of snakes) I no longer cry when we leave STL, I now call this my home, and our house has become a hotel I mean a home :)
I still secretly pray we get transferred back to STL or Dallas.

I'd like to give a shout to to my bestie Lauren. Even though she totally flaked out on running with me and Cia (she had an injury) I have to give kudos's to her and her weight loss.

Before: Still amazing and beautiful

She's totally going to kill me for using this picture.

Girlfriend has lost over 50 pounds! Doesn't she look great! I am so proud of her!
Lauren and I were college roommates, even though we went to different college. We instantly hit it off. It could have been our shared love for beer and Pointer's Pizza but what ev. She's my girl. I could not ask for a better friend. I call her for everything. She always knows what to say. She's the one I call when M is on my reserve nerve. She always talks me out of dipping his toothbrush in the toilet.  Lauren is beautiful inside and out. I miss her dearly.
I got this email from Cia today: It made me miss her too..
YOU are an AMAZING mother, friend, sister, and sole sista. Know God is with you, and I'm here if you ever need anything. An ear, prayer buddy, Babysitter, Dog Sitter, Albi, Cell mate. I got you covered. I LOVE YOU!

Wow I'm missing my girls, I think I need to plan a STL trip ASAP!

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

This past weekend my dad  drove down for a surprise visit. He said it was to see us but let's just be honest. It was to see my mom. Those two are lost without each other. 33 years of marriage and they still like each other. It's amazing. Mom is seriously counting the days down until October when she  she can transfer back to STL.
Hannah is in awe of her Pawpa. And Pawpa is in awe of his Hannah girl.

We spent Friday night chatting and watching Wreck- It- Ralph. I wish I could say this was H's pick but it wasn't. M totally wanted to watch it.
Saturday, it was absolutely beautiful outside. We spend most of the day outside working in the yard. I felt like I belonged on the HGTV channel.
Sunday, we skipped church (I know shame shame) to spend time with dad before he headed back to STL. It poured it's butt off so he hit the road pretty early. It was so sad seeing him leave. Mom and I were doing our best to hide the tears. Gawh...we're such babies. We hate good-bye's.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Finish the sentence

I discovered this link up when I was stalking browsing This (hilarious) girl's blog

1. People always tell me....That I'm a Yankee. Which I totally am :)
2. In the movie based on my life... Not so much a movie but I often feel like we are the "black" reverse version of Mama's family. Due to the fact that we constantly have family living with us (temporally for work)

3. Typically, I end up regretting... when I drink way too much and act a fool.

4. I always ask to leave off the.... pickles and mayo on sandwiches. Warm pickles and mayo.. um no thanks.

5. Kim and Kanye really...Need to go sit down somewhere. On my nerve

6. My Parents always reminded me..."if I didn't get a good education I would be living in the projects and working at McDonald's" Isn't that terrible? Ha

7. Every single day I.....start my day with coffee and the news.

8. This one time in College.. we were slightly intoxicated and hungry, so we stopped at a local Schnucks  and begged the bread guy (who was delivering fresh bread at the time and not at all amused by our drunken beauty)for some bread. I'm sure he just threw some loaves our way to get us moving.

9. My grossest habit is... people who cough up loogies, (GROSS)

10. My latest white lie was...when I told M, that I wasn't quite sure what the balance was on the MasterCard

11. I know all the words to...Baby got back and Shoop

12. When I grow up...I want to have a house in the country with a big porch and a porch swing.

13. Sexy time is... always a good time with this guy...hubba hubba..

14. I will never, ever...Get close to a snake.

15. I think it's hilarious...when people trip or fall. I know it's mean but it's HILARIOUS

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Little Rock

We all know how scared I was for this race. Like I would rather hold a snake for 1.5 seconds than run this race.

Winter Training. BOO! Treadmill training BOO! I was hit with lazy stick and shoving oreo's down my pie hole like it was the only way to get into heaven.

I digress..

I picked Cia up from the airport Saturday afternoon. I had full plans on taking her straight to the bar, force her to down a bottle of Riesling and talk her out of doing the race in the morning.

Instead, my sweet husband took us out to dinner and we didn't drink one sip of wine. And if you know us, that NEVER happens when you get us together.

We ate a hearty, healthy meal  came home and crashed like we'd been out boozing all night long. I swear we were out by 10pm. It was glorious.

6:00am "My milk shake brings all the boys to the yard" Yes that is my alarm.  Sounds,  I roll over and try to talk myself out of the run again.

6:03, I get my happy butt out of bed and into the shower. I give myself a little pep talk. It's just 2 hours, just do it and get er done (ha, I sound all southern, where's my camo and my gun)

We run around like banshees and finally get in the car and head downtown.

We get out of the car and I kid you not my face froze instantly. It was FREEZING! Like 33 degree's freezing with wind. Thankfully I went to Goodwill and bought throw away items. So what if my shirt had "Pearl" marked on the tag. It kept me warm.

Marcia and I did our usually, pre run routine. Walk around find the nasty potties, comment on cute running outfits, stretch, pray, line up, pray again.

Ok, let me just say. I felt nothing short of cattle. It was so crowded. I mean, don't get me wrong, the body heat of random strangers was nice but when you are 5'2 you tend to get trampled.  A lot.

The start whistle blows and we don't move and inch. This happened I swear 293 times. 15 minutes later we finally see the start line and our coral finally starts running.

People were tripping everywhere. It was so crowded.  I swear it didn't smooth out until mile 2. I also ditched my pearl sweatshirt at mile two. It was so funny, I threw it and I hear Marcia "Bye Pearl" It may have been that we were delirious from the cold but I've never laughed so hard.

I ran like it was my job. My pace was right at 9:35. I felt golden. I didn't take any gels or drink any water until mile 11. ugh mile ll

I was seriously looking for a bus to throw myself in front of. I hit a wall and I hit it hard. I got so mad at my self. "dang it Amie, this is what happens when you don't properly train" I was so mad.

The song you can go hard or you can go home came on.  I pretty much gave my ipod the finger and kept trucking.
One foot in front of the other
keep moving
one step closer to the finish line

Then I remembered H would be at the finish line. I got a burst of energy.

Isn't it something how your children inspire you? She's two and the thought of her being at the finished line got my butt moving.

I ran my little heart out and PR'D!! 2:11! (two minutes off of my St. Jude's time)

I'm so proud of us!

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