Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sneak Peak!

Here's a little sneak peak from one of my photo shoots this weekend!

Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend Wrap-up

I am completely amazed that I am actually doing a weekend wrap-up on a Monday!  That's a rarity for me it seems.  I was so crazy busy last week that I didn't have much time for blogging.  This week I hope will allow me just a few moments to breathe!

This weekend was pretty full.  It started with leaving work early on Friday for something potentially very important.  I may be able to fill you in on that later.  We'll see how it goes.  After finishing packing and loading up the car, it was finally off to hometown.  We stopped over at SIL's new place on the way to my Mom's to check out the latest improvements.  They have been working on it non-stop to get it ready before the wedding.  They had to replace spots in the floor and walls, put in new flooring, strip wallpaper and/or repaint, etc.  It's been a lot of work but it seems to be coming together now.  MIL and SIL's future MIL were there stripping wallpaper so we visited with them for a bit before heading to my Mom's house.

Saturday I had two photo shoots.  Saturday morning I had another shoot with Gib.  He's too cute and he is finally opening his eyes when I'm around!  That little stinker wouldn't open his eyes for anything during our first shoot.  Saturday evening I had a shoot in Florence.  It was for an adorable little baby's 1st birthday.  Her party is next weekend so I have to work super fast to get some pictures ready to print before then.  We didn't get back to my Mom's until around 8:30pm and I was exhausted!  I watched "He's Just Not That Into You" with my mom and then it was bedtime.

Sunday I was supposed to have another photo shoot with my friend C and her little girl T, but T didn't sleep very well and needed a nap.  So we rescheduled for next weekend. Hubby had some things he needed to do before we came back home so I let him take the car and I hung out at my Mom's with my brothers and edited photos.  When hubby finally returned, we loaded up the car and made a stop by SIL's place again to help SIL's future husband with some electrical issues.  Then we stopped by MIL's house to clip Beemer & Jewels' nails.  After that it was finally homeward bound!

It was fabulous to be home.  Hubby whipped up a yummy pizza (no marinara, just EVOO) and then we called it a night.  I was NOT looking forward to getting up this morning and coming in to work.  I seriously considered calling in sick, but I have to save up my PTO for SIL's wedding and hubby's colonoscopy on Nov. 1st.

I was supposed to go try on my bridemaids' dress on Saturday but I didn't get the chance.  Hopefully I'll be able to go by this Saturday and get that out of the way.

Oh and I didn't forget to take a picture of my wreath.  I really DID take a picture but for some strange reason the pictures look weird.  I'll retake them and this time I won't be in such a rush!

Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A New Look!

I finally got my stuff together to create a new look for fall. It's still a work in progress because I'm not certain if I love it yet, but I'm happy with it for now at least. What do y'all think? Any ideas?

If you stop by and things are a bit of a mess, then you know I'm still working on getting it just right!

In other news, we finally have a diagnosis for my stepdad and it wasn't anywhere close to the original diagnosis. He was originally diagnosed with diverticulitis, and initially at the ER, that is what they thought his newest bout was as well. But after a CT scan, they discovered that he has an uncommon condition called acute epiploic appendagitis. It is supposedly fully treatable at home so that is very good news. However, he is still suffering some sort of intestinal blockage or something similar. They are still working to figure that part out as they say it isn't related to the apendagitis.

Otherwise, everything is going well in Munchkinland. :)

Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy

Monday, October 11, 2010

What a Weekend!

Why was it so fabulous you ask? Because our very own Gamecocks knocked the #1 team right outta the #1 spot! Woo hoo! We rolled that Tide right on outta there. Totally made my weekend! I only hope this means we'll spank the tails right off those Tigers in November.

Otherwise, our weekend was pretty low-key and normal. Saturday before the game, we headed over to our dear friends, Deb & Nick's house, to hang out while some other friends of ours used their driveway for a yard sale. I did manage to get a couple of cutsie things out of it too. I love being thrifty! :) We took the Munchkins along too for a little visit. They were exhausted by the time we got back home.

After dropping them off, we swung by the salon for a couple of quick trims, and then back home to watch the game. Well, to be totally honest, I just checked in on the game. Hubby actually watched the entire thing. I just can't do it...well unless it's the big rivalry game in November and then my butt is planted in a chair from beginning to end. I watched the last 30 minutes or so and I'm SO glad I did! It was fabulous.

Sunday morning hubby wasn't feeling to hot so we spend the morning at home. We found a 50% off coupon to AC Moore in the paper and that was all the incentive I needed to get out of the house. I saw this pretty awesome vase when I was there last weekend that I just HAD to have and at 50% off it was as good as mine. Several people actually saw me walking around the store with it and went in search of one for themselves. They would have seen it themselves if they had just bothered to look up while they were shopping. It was on the top shelf but of course my eye spotted it immediately. I ALWAYS look up. You might miss too much amazing stuff if you don't.

It was back home after AC Moore for the rest of the day. We caught up on some shows and tried to get some rest before our insane non-stop craziness that will be our weekends going forward until SIL's wedding.

And yes, I do realize I promised to share a picture of the awesome fall wreath SIL made for me, and then I failed to deliver. I will try my best to get a picture of it, along with my new awesome vase, and share it with you this week.

The only other news I have is not good. First, my stepdad was back at the ER yesterday evening. I haven't gotten any updates from my mom yet but they were thinking it was his diverticulitis again or an intestinal blockage.

Hubby will be going in for a colonoscopy...finally. He was supposed to have one a few months ago, but with all of the issues he's had, he was very adamant that he wanted to get off of all the meds he was on before going in for more testing. I hope this gives us a diagnosis once and for all and we can go on with our lives. Hubby just wants to be able to eat normal foods again!