Sunday, December 16, 2012

DVD player

Our DVD player has been having
some issues. We put in a disc and it says, "no disc". Brian counties to try and figure out what is wrong with it. After ten minutes of doing whatever it is he is doing...annoyed, I tell him to blow into it. Because this makes sense to me. You can imagine the look he gives me and the 5 minute lecture as to way that makes no sense, whatsoever.

And it worked ( i love, love this feeling). And it has worked every time since. If it reads "no disc" Brian now blows into the DVD player. He still insist the "blowing" has nothing to do with why it all the sudden works.

I have absolutely no logic or scientific explanation behind this, it just works.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Say a little doggie prayer for my bebe, charlie. He had a seizure this morning and was very disoriented once he came out of it. Running into walls, barking at us....

Scariest thing ever.

Earlier this week we came home and realized Charlie had peed in our bed. This is obviously not normal, but we thought maybe he was asleep and had a "dream" he was peeing. Obviously, I was just trying to cover for him in the case he may have just peed in the bed for no reason. But, after this morning we realize he probably had a seizure at that point.

It makes me wonder how many he has has had while we are gone.

We called the emergency vet and she told us to contact our vet and to bring him in if it happens again.

Just another day in the life....

Saturday, December 1, 2012


I am so thrilled it is December for two reason... 1. Brian finally has to shave off his nasty 'stache. Yay! And, of course, #2. ABC Family 25 days of Christmas. Elf is on tonight. In case you were wondering.

Last night we attended a happy hour for "Movember". I think the CHK Geology group had 25 -30 people participate in the event.  I thought for sure Brian was the only one, but obviously not. I guess this is a real thing. ;)

After awhile of mingling, the ladies got together and started the judging. We gathered around the table and "checked out" the 'staches.  They all looked so good how were we to pick just one? (this statement is 100% sarcastic. They all looked terrible, gross, probably smelled, creepy- I could go on, but I won't). The men tried their best to win us over with winks, waves, compliments, etc. All but my husband, he was hiding behind a pole in the bar, sticking his head out just enough for the judges to see, and giving us the creepy wave. He did not know, but he automatically disqualified himself at that point as decided from the Head Judge (me! ha).

We decided whom ever won the ultimate title of Mr. Movember had to actually look good with a 'statche, not creepy, but look like a nice person.

And I think we did a pretty good job. Below is our winner. 

Boy was he proud!

Our winner, Andy!
And the two worst "trucker" 

The two beside him are representing what we call a "trucker" 'statche and they were awarded worst 'statches of the group. They were not pleased, but someone had to wear that crown and at least they can do it together. 
Better luck next year, guys!

Some of the CHK Movember Participants

I played in on the fun too!
The stache really emphasizes  my nose. Awesome. 

This was the real deal.
We had papers to prove it
AND...a mustache cookie cutter that I got to bring home.

I MUSTACHE you a question...will you donate?! 

I have copied and pasted the e-mail Brian was supposed to send out a month ago,but he sent it out yesterday. Typical Brian move, but luckily for him it is not to late to donate.

Men's health is a cause I am passionate about but in order to make a difference I need your help. My commitment is to grow a moustache for the month of November and by changing my appearance, raise vital awareness and funds for men's health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
I am asking you to help support my personal journey by making a donation. The size of the donation isn't important, every little bit helps Movember continue its funding of world-class programs. 
To highlight the importance of what I am doing, take a look at these statistics: 
•  1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime 
•  This year 242,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed 
•  This year 8,290 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer

If you'd like to help change these statistics, please donate to me by: 
*Donating online at: 
*Writing a check payable to 'Movember', referencing my Registration ID: 4348717 and mailing it to: Movember, PO Box 2726, Venice CA 90294-2726

For more details, take a look at the Programs We Fund section on the Movember website:
Thank you in advance for supporting my efforts to change the face of men's health.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis

I think all my blog followers should check out the recent episode of CMT Crossroads with Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers. It is great! I'm pretty sure I have a major crush on the Brothers, especially when they are singing a good ole country song. Love it! I promise, if you don't like country music you will still enjoy this.

Sit back, sip some cider and enjoy.

CLICK HERE: CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012


I love food.

I love stuffing.


but mostly, desserts....

Oh, and family too! ;)

This was our third year of hosting the entire Scott family for Thanksgiving.  
We enjoy it so much and hope it will become tradition. 

And this year Sam was mobile and so much fun. 

Sibling love with Sam!  

It is a Scott family tradition to run a 5k turkey trot the morning of Thanksgiving. Luckily, the first year we hosted Thanksgiving, Edmond was hosting their first annual turkey trot. What started out as very small the first year, has nearly tripled the third year.

                                                  Pre-stretch, checking out his competition. 

Always making a statement.

Oh, Brian such bold colors, short shorts, thunder thighs, mustache and closed eyes....this picture makes me laugh.

We always wait for the awards because Greg always places.
This year we were in for a big surprise.

It needs to be known that Brian's goal, every year, is to beat his sister.  He struggles to keep up with her, but somehow manages to out sprint her at the end. This year she stepped up her game and left him in the dust. Finishing in the 23 minutes. BT finished in the 24 minutes. He later told me he was "afraid you (as in me) were going to catch up with me. I felt like I was going so slow at the end." Yeah, ummm not sure how to take that.  I did, however, set a new PR finishing 26:06. What, what?!  (It must have been the new TSwift CD that made me run so fast. Maybe that is what BT needed at the end and he could have beaten Jen? Ha!) 

And Ed.... we can't forget him. I, of course, save the best for last.

Ed was unsure whether or not he would be able to participate this year. He has been having some back issues, but decided to dust off the old running shoes for our 3rd annual turkey trot race.

And, W
ell, he came in 2nd  place in his age group. I have never seen a man his age jump and run so fast to receive his medal. There should have been a medal for that too!
I wish we would have filmed his (and our) reaction to hearing his name being called.
Lots of cheers, high-fives and Laughs.
The medalist himself. 
Rubbing it in.
Greg also placed 2nd in his age group.
  After a great run, we headed back to run around with this little guy. And start the prepping for our Thanksgiving feast. 

We checked out the dog door several times. 
Played in the leaves. 
More leaf fun. 
We had to dump it out. 

Then Sam found the latter that uncle Brian forgot to put up.
So we climbed it several times.
 Oh, I did snap a picture of the 'man of the house' carving the turkey.  

 But then quickly back to this cute little guy. 

Sam got pretty good at blowing his nose and clapping for himself.
So funny! 

After a long, long day Sam Sam was so tired.

Uncle Brian rubbed his belly! Sleepy boy! 

 It's not a complete Thanksgiving week without a trip to see the CHK lights. And Sam loved it!

It was another wonderful Thanksgiving this year. It was such a joy to hang out with our nephew ( he actually liked me! I can't say that for Hudson) and seeing how much he has grown in the last year.  We are so thankful for everyone traveling out here and making this holiday so much fun.

This last picture sums up the end of our TG week...


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Shopping

I love Christmas and everything about it.  I would  have my decorations up and white Christmas playing if Brian would let me. But I am forced to wait until after Thanksgiving. It's a bummer, I know!

I have been pretty successful on shopping I must say. I have finished 2 sisters and 1 BIL. It may not seem like much, but this is a great start for me.

I went out this afternoon with all intentions of really knocking out my Christmas shopping. I really want to beat the crowds. It seems no matter the occasion (birthday, Christmas) I find myself in the dressing room trying on clothes, boots, scarfs etc. for myself.  It is a complete disaster...for the person receiving the gift, but a total win for myself. It's an awful, awful problem. Selfish. I should, however, get props that I shop for bargains. I only pay full price if I love, love, LOVE it.  For example, I found a cute shirt for under $10 today. I'm slowly learning how to work the system.

After my unsuccessful/ successful (depending on how you look at it) shopping trip, I have decided I am better off online shopping. I am less likely to "add items" to my shopping cart because I can't try it on.

I pray I am not the only one out there with this problem.

 Here's to searching for "free shipping codes" for the next few weeks.

Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Our friends Ryan and Chesney are moving to Colorado next week. I feel like we keep losing our friends to that state. It must be amazing! ;) 
We hosted a little farewell party before they head to the Rockies! 

Chesney and Ryan are on the far right.
They will be missed!
"Movember" participants (creepy!)

Several geologist are participating in the annual, month-long event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives. Otherwise; known as "Movember". 
Ryan, the guy in the middle, had a full beard when he arrived to the party. Michael, on the left, bet him $5 dollars  he would not shave it into a mustache. His wife was 100% against it, as was I. But at some point during the night he shaved it off. It took his wife, and myself,  a while to realize what he had done. It was hilarious. Of course, I had to snap a photo. There is now a $10 bet he will not keep the stache the whole month of November.
"Money in the bank"-Ryan

A few of us girls! 

Me and my stache ;)

Chesney and I

We will miss you guys! But are excited to visit! 

Friday, November 9, 2012


This past Monday I had a minor out patient procedure done. It required me to be on a liquid diet the first day. And the days after only soft food. It has been a major struggle. I am starving. And I get "hangry" (greg scott- you know what I'm talking about). Poor Brian. He is so patient with me, thankfully! Brian is so observant almost to a fault. It drives me nuts sometimes. This whole week he has reminded me "only soft foods, eat only on your left side, did you take your medicine, your stitch still there?" I mean I could go on and on and on. But, I will spare you.

On Monday night, Brian headed out to have mexican with some of our friends. I opted out because I'm not sure the type of liquid meals our mexican restaurant serves. I warmed up two cans of chicken noodle soup and savored every drop of it.

All day I resisted the urge to eat one of my homemade pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. After hours of resisting, I gave in. I did it.
I took two little pitches off the top of one muffin.
I  ate it on the left side.
I don't think I even got a CHOCOLATE CHIP.
I was desperate.
I swear.

I did not try and hide the evidence, I just hoped he would not notice.

By the time Brian got home I was already in bed. It was not 30 minutes and I received a text from brian with just this picture....


I don't regret it. It was amazing! And on Tuesday I ate 5 muffins. Sooooo.... I may need an intervention. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Voting in Oklahoma

Thank God the election is over. I am disgusted with all the nasty/hate comments being posted on social media sites.

Moving forward....

When we moved to Oklahoma it was the first time I voted using pen and paper.  Good ole Morehead might be behind in many things, but we do have electronic voting machines. As my friend Jen put it,  voting in Oklahoma was like voting for "most school spirit" in high school.  ;) All jokes aside, I am thankful we can vote; whether it be by machine or filling in boxes.

As I was standing in line patiently waiting to cast my democratic vote, the couple in front of me took it upon themselves to try and convince me to vote, "anything with an R, vote R". I proceeded to turn around to see whom they were talking to. And to my surprise, they were talking to me! Who knew? Not me, considering I never spoke a word to them the entire 15 minutes I had been standing in line. I decided to respond by not responding and giving them an awkward stare. They responded with, "maybe that was not the right thing to say? Did we overstep our boundaries?" And then they quickly turned around.

This makes me wonder. ..Did I look to hip (I hope so-huge compliment!), too young to know better (whatever!) or did they know deep down Obama would be re-elected again (holla!)  Yeah, it's probably because I looked hip! I'll have to remember that outfit (shirt, leggings and cowboy boots). I kid, I kid!  

One last experience at the voting polls yesterday. As I made my way out of the church, an elderly lady stopped the girl in front of me  and asked, "are the lines divided by democrat and republicans?" Sweet lady, it is divided by your address. Bless her.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012


For Brian's birthday I had planned a guys trip to DC . Unfortunately,  one of the other guys could not make it. So, I tagged along. 

Kyle and Brian.
(K- I like the two glasses you have going that the new style?)

Kyle took off from work on Friday and gave us a tour of the WHOLE city.
It was a great!  Good company, weather , food, drinks and lots of laughs.

Scott boys trying to figure out which direction we should go.

There was not one point on the trip where I knew where
 we were going, what street we were on and how to get there.
Some things never change...
All I knew was that I needed to get to Georgetown...


It's not a birthday without a cupcake!
And I was thrilled to get the opportunity 
to actually go to the Georgetown Cupcake store.
It was delish. 
I just wish "mommy" would have been there.
I love this show. 

We did ride by the white house for a photo.

Brian's birthday celebration. They are dressed alike. Cute, guys! ;)

Ross, our friend from HS, joined the celebration.

This pictures makes me happy.
It was like we all still lived together.
We miss you, K! 

The whole gang: Atheni (baby girl), Kyle, Amanda and Brian

And to end the trip, we watched UK almost win. 

We had an amazing trip, to say the least. Trips like this are never long enough. We really, really miss our friends. It's crazy how you go from practically living together to being states apart.  But, have no fear, we picked up where we left off. Kyle is still on my case about my sweet intake, Brian still wears short shorts and Kyle needs to gain weight ;). HA! I know this is a friendship that will last a lifetime. Excited for many more trips and the memories we will all share. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Target Popcorn

I love Target.

I love Target popcorn.

I love diet coke.

Every time I shop at Target I stop by the snack counter. There is nothing like having a yummy snack while browsing the aisles of Target. Have I mentioned how much I love target? More times than not, I leave behind popcorn trails along the way.  At times, it can be  embarrassing. Someday, I will be able to blame it on my kids. But lets get back to ordering. For years I have ordered, "number 1 with a diet coke." This past week was no different. I placed my order, only to find the cashier turning around looking up at the menu in confusion.  I asked what he was doing.  He replies,  "I don't know what a #1 is." He must be new, right?! As a loyal, patient customer I informed him that a #1 was a popcorn with drink. It was at this point, Tia informed me they do not offer "combo meals".

SAY, WHAT? I have been ordering #1 with diet coke for years.  I don't even understand. And then it makes me I go to our local Target so much that they refer to me as "#1 combo girl" and laugh behind my back?! CUH-RAZY! There should be combos.

I guess I got the "#1" because popcorn is $1.29 and I assumed all these years it was a combo meal.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

6th Grade Freedom Essay

Carmen had her first writing assignment in Language arts this week. Why she asked for my help is still unknown. Lord knows, I am terrible at writing essays.  Nonetheless, I gave it my best shot. She had to name 3 things that came to mind when she heard the word "freedom".

This is what we sent her....

FREEDOM in 1 Picture....
"Good Bless America"

FREEDOM means tank tops, American Flag short shorts and a dog.

She did not see the humor. ;)

Monday, September 10, 2012

James Taylor...err...

So funny....Enjoy!


I was only in Oklahoma for 11 days the month of August.  I managed to miss 2.5 weeks of 105+ degree weather. Hallelujah!  I am a traveling fool and I'm not finished yet!

After returning from Key west, I unpacked (dumped clothes in living room floor) and packed for Denver. I had 1.5 days at home before we departed.

Brian and I had not been to Denver in years. We were excited to visit again and of course see our dear friends. We had an amazing time even though it was far to short.

Unfortunately, Brian and I both ate like we were 8 months pregnant. We are still feeling the aftermath of all those calories. T is 8 months prego with her second child. Back to the food... I think we ate some of the best food Denver has to offer. I'm still dreaming of the fried ice cream. nom nom nom.

Side note/observation: I have a feeling when the times comes, God willing, and we are pregnant Brian will gain as much as I do. eeek! ;)

I snapped a few photos from our weekend.
Golden, CO. Beautiful town. 

While in Golden, we ate here. Best pizza in CO. If you are ever in the area, it is a must try!

Walking to brunch. This melts my heart. One day....

Brian's bloody Mary.

Logan decided she wanted photos taken of her with the statue.

Funny story about this Pegasus statue. Brian and Zac went to a baseball game on Saturday night. I asked them the name of the team.

Brian: The Denver Pegasus
Me: Oh, ok.
Brian, Zac and Tia all laugh.
Me: Is that not it? What is it?
Brian: Colorado Mountains.
Me: Really?
Brian: Yes
Me: Ok.
insert laughs AGAIN
Me: Seriously guys, what is the name?
Brian: Colorado Rockies.

I still have no clue the name of the baseball team. And I could careless. So there! 

View from their apartment in downtown Denver.

Logi had a great time on my 'puter and
 and watched the beginning of a million Netflix
movies with her magnify glass.

Then it was photo shoot time. I was able to capture a cute one of us!

The night before we left Logan wanted me to put her to bed. We put on pjs, brushed her teeth, read a few books, covered up all her stuffed animals and I handed her her glow in the dark toy. As I was turning the light off she said, "can you sing to me?" My first reaction was to laugh. For a split second, the only thing I could think of singing was a country song. And that was probably not the type of bedtime song she was looking for. Thankfully, twinkle twinkle little start came to mind. I sang in a very low voice so no one could hear me. I was practically in the crib with her.  HA.
She liked it. Thank Gosh! I may have been sweating while singing. No joke. I need to work on my vocals for next time. ;)

Saturday, September 8, 2012


My sister and her husband have been "chosen" and will be adopting a baby girl in December. We are beyond excited and can't wait to welcome her into this world in December!

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Friday, September 7, 2012


I just wanted to post that it is true "good things come to those who wait."

I think the wait is finally over! It is a wonderful day for my family.

Will post more details soon! But for now, I will wait patiently for more exciting news.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Isaac and a wedding

I have been longing for a beach vacation. When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped on it. The twin was asked to be a bridesmaid in a beach wedding and I was lucky enough to be her plus one. Destination: Florida Keys.

For months, I had envisioned how our week of pure bliss would be (no less than perfect, of course). I imagined us sipping on fruity cocktails with pink umbrellas while reading the latest romantic novel (think- fifty shades of grey...yeah, I read them all.) on the beach.

A week before I flew out, the weather channel was tracking a tropical storm heading for the Keys. Awesome. I was not going to let a tropical storm/hurricane ruin my beach vacation. I pretended it did not exist. Our first few days were great!

Abby and I rented  bikes for the week to get around the island. 
We hit up some bars.
Shea, Abby and Sharay (the bride)
The bride sang karaoke. 
Me and the Bride (Sharay)
I managed to get a fruity drink (no umbrella, boo!) and start a great beach book.

The first three days at the beach were great. I successfully, as usual, missed a spot or sweated off my sunscreen and got an amazing/embarrassing sunburn. Why can't my skin be golden like Abby's? Instead of porcelain and burn at the sight of sunshine.  waahhh!

The night before the wedding it poured. Abby and I decided to walk, instead of ride bikes, to and from  rehearsal dinner. It was a 2 mile walk down Duval Street to our house. About 1.5 miles in, it started to rain. Because we are cheap and felt we needed the exercise, we decided not to pay 6 dollars for a taxi ride. We opted to walk, eat ice cream and take pictures of ourselves getting soaked along the way.
Just making memories....

I am pretty sure Abby does not follow my blog. So, what she doesn't know, won't hurt her? Right? She would KILL me if she knew I posted this photo. But, she looks great! So I don't care. 

The day of the wedding we had 40 mph winds with gusts up to 60 mph. It rained most of the day and stopped a few hours before the wedding. This bride was not going to let the wind, rain or Hurricane Isaac, for that matter, ruin her beach wedding.

Beautiful picture. Father/Daughter

They do!
Made it through the wedding without rain!

The next day, little Key West was boarded up.

All 20 of us headed to Sean and Tracey's vacation home for the hurricane. There was a lot of  laying around waiting...and waiting... and waiting...

Luckily, the storm shifted west and missed the keys. Lots of rain and wind is all we got. We were able to go back to our house by 7pm. 
The aftermath... several roads were flooded.

But not to worry, our last two days looked a lot like this...amazing!

To end our trip, we went shopping.

I had an amazing time and was so thankful to spend quality time with the twin. I know I say this a lot, but it's hard living 14 hours away from my family. Any chance I can get to spend with them, I jump on it.