Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Five

Happy TGIF guys and dolls!  It is FINALLY Friday and I couldn't be happier that the weekend is finally here!  So tell me - what are your plans this weekend?  Anything fun and exciting?  We aren't doing a lot, I don't think - mainly relaxing, which is always a blessing after our stressful work weeks that we each endure.  Anyway, I have just found the blog "Emmy Mom" and noticed she and The Testosterone Three and Me are co-hosting a Friday Five where you share 5 thoughts and 5 pictures from the week, which I've not participated in, in quite a while, so I thought I would play along this week.  Feel free to play along as well as I would love seeing your Friday Five too.

Today my mother's husband is undergoing double by-pass surgery and I'm really sad that I can't be there to help support her during this difficult and trying time since I live out of state.  Luckily, his kids are there with her so she's not alone.

Tonight we are getting together and having dinner with some friends we met on a cruise back in February. It's been a while since we've seen them, so we are really looking forward to it.

There was a snake - YES a SNAKE on my front porch walkway when I got out of my car last night after work to go in my house.  I was totally freaked out and so thankful that my neighbor across the street was home to come get it and take care of it for me so I could get in my front door.  I screamed and scared the snake as much as he scared me - LOL

I seriously need to find another job and STAT as it is a very volitile workplace and I literally make myself sick just knowing I have NO choice but to come to this hell hole.  *sigh*

My daughter is getting married next month - less than one month away now as of yesterday - YIKES!!! Hard to help plan a wedding and take care of the details when we live in two separate states but still exciting nonetheless! :)

Now... 5 of my favorite pictures right now:

My boy, Beaux:

My daughter and her hubby to be:

My new little nephew that also shares my birthday:

My man crush every day:

And one of my very best friends in the world - my baby sister

There you have it - my list for the week.  Now it's your turn to play along, so be sure and link up!

Thanks for stopping by to say hello!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Letting Go.....

Have you ever had something that just hung out in your head 24/7 and that you just couldn't let go of? Well... there is something I have been struggling with for the past 3 years now and have finally came to the conclusion that no matter what, I HAVE TO LET IT GO, not only for my sanity, but my happiness.  I came across something last night that I wanted to share with you and that made me realize that I have been letting this one thing take up way too much space in my head and for way too long.  No matter how hard I've tried, it's been SO hard to let it go.  But... as of today, I am turning over a new leaf and completely letting it go once and for all.  I am no longer letting it consume my life in any form or fashion.  It is kaput and that is that! :)  So.... just remember these words:

And there you have it peeps - I have officially, as of this moment, LET IT GO.  I will no longer allow this situation to control me and my life any longer - I will choose to be happy and quit letting these issues consume my every day life. After all, I have a great life and a happy life, so it is time I get to living it! Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by to say hello!

Lots of love and hugs,

Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Father's Day

to these wonderful men in my life:

My dad:

My father-in-law (1):

Sorry, for some STRANGE reason, I do NOT have a photo of my husband's dad and ironically, neither do my brother-in-law or sister-in-law on their pages, either - weird - but anyway, I love him just the same and he's been a great father-in-law to me for the past 17 years! :)

My father-in-law (2):

My baby brother on his very first Father's Day this year:

And last, but certainly not least, my husband who is the rock to our family:

I realize this post is a day late, but we were busy with fun activities for my husband over the weekend, that I didn't have time to think about blogging.  I hope that all of the men in your life had a wonderful and special Father's Day weekend as well.  Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by to say hello!

Lots of love and hugs,

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hummmmmp Dayyyyyyyyyyyy...............

Guess what day it is....guess what day it is....come on, come on, guess what day it is........... Hummmmmmppppppp Dayyyyyyyyyy...............  Sorry, I couldn't resist - I love that crazy commercial! :)

Thankfully, Monday is in our rear view mirror and Friday is right in front of us - woo hoo!!!  Hope you have a wonderful day guys and dolls!  Thanks for stopping by to say hello and please let me know you were here!

Lots of love and hugs,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Update on my stepdad....

Happy Tuesday, guys and dolls!  Hope all is well your way!  Things are going okay here so far - we are waiting on my stepdad's appointment today at noon with his personal cardiologist to learn what the next steps are after his heart attack last week.  I am hoping that they will admit him immediately after today's appointment and do bypass on him tomorrow, to be honest.  They have put a balloon in which is only a temporary fix.  He has 100% blockage in one artery, 85% in another, 75% in another and 60% in another. He has to have bypass regardless, so I can't imagine them waiting any longer to do the procedure - especially when they told him the balloon could collapse any moment......

On another note.... I wanted to share a few pictures of our newest baby girl, Bree.  I'm not sure if any of you have Boston Terrier's or not, but OMG ya'll, they are the SWEETEST most precious babies ever!  And those of you who know me, know we only believed in raising Golden Retrievers - but we have been changed for life by our Bostons.  Not that the goldens aren't still dear to us, as they are - but there is truly just something special about a Boston! 

Precious new baby girl, Bree
 She LOVES to climb on her kennel and then the other babie's kennel
 Here, she's saying... whatcha doin mommy?

 A picture of all of our sweet babies - Bella, Beaux and Bree.

Well, thanks for stopping by to say hello.  I hope all is well your way and can't wait to catch up some more on your blogs! 

Lots of love and hugs,

Friday, June 6, 2014

Heart Attack.........

On my way to Arkansas for the weekend to be with my mom - my stepdad had a massive heart attack last night and is in ICU and will undergo bypass surgery later today.  Please send prayers.

Lots of love and hugs,

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Precious Moments Like This.....

Happy Thursday guys and dolls!  Hope all is well your way.  Today I wanted to show you some of my newest and most special favorite pictures ever.... I mean, who can resist this face:

This little handsome guy is my new nephew (my baby brother's new son) and we have a very special bond - even more so now because he was born on my birthday! :)  His sweet and precious face was the best birthday gift I could have gotten this year!  He is a doll and it was one of the hardest things I had to do was leaving him back with his mom and dad in Florida.  Oh well.... just another great reason to go back and visit! 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to say hello!  Please let me know you were here. :)
 Lots of love and hugs,

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hey Ya'll! Happy Hump Day!

How are you?  How have you been? I've been missing ya'll and the rest of the bloggy world so much and am SO happy to be back!  I can't wait to catch up on all of your blogs and see what you've been up to since I've been gone.  As you can see, I've changed the name of my blog as we have kind of outgrown "Welcome to our World".  I never really liked that title anyway before, but I didn't know what else to call it when I first started blogging.  Also, hubby and I are pretty much empty nesters anyway, so I think it's time for a change and a complete overhaul for my blog as well.  Does anyone have someone in particular that you just love that can overhaul my blog completely by chance?  If so, please let me know - thanks! :)

Well, work has still been the same stressful place, so I am going to cut this short and pick back up tomorrow.  However, because I don't like to do a post without a picture, I am leaving you with a couple of  my babies:

Bella, Beaux and Bree (she's our newest baby)


We have always owned Golden Retrievers and never had Boston Terrier's before, but let me tell you this - they are some of the MOST SWEETEST babies ever around and VERY smart too!  What kind of pet do you have? Would love to hear about them and see pictures!  Well, thanks for stopping by to say hello on my first day back to the blogging world.  I hope you have a fabulous Hump Day and I will catch up with you soon! 

Lots of love and hugs,