Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sorry!

Sorry for the "hiatus" guys! I had to take an emergency trip to Tampa a couple of days ago. All is well and I will be back to the blogging world tomorrow!! :)

Only 9 days until our wedding! Ahhhhh!!!!! :)

Too bad the Rays didn't win last night.....they played a good season! Maybe next year!

Go Bucs!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rainy Friday!

This week has been absolutely beautiful!


Until today, 90% chance of rain!

Our camping trip may not happen......

Unless the sun decides to shine!



We plan on cooking steaks and smores.....

And go on bike rides.....


I'll be sad if I don't get to go....


Because this will be my last time!


Pray for the rain to stop because we want to go! :) This is my very last camping trip before I move in two weeks :( I will be hiatus this weekend unless the trip is a no-go! :) Happy Friday everyone!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Way back Whens-day!!

"David and I on our 1st Anniversary Dating- Don't we look so young?!" It's hard to believe that it has been almost 3.5 years since we started dating! I love you so much!
Today is Hump Day! Yahoooooo! Almost weekend time and almost camping time. Yes I am going camping AGAIN this weekend. I'm super excited! There are alot more people going this time and not as many kids....so it should be a little less hectic! haha....not that I mind the kids! I know that I need to post pictures from the camping trip and I swear that tonight I will! ;) In the meantime, enjoy your Wednesday and enjoy my photo for the day. THEN hop on over to my to check out my blogging buddies sites! Who Says 8 is Enough?, Twinfatuation, and Deanna!!



*I want to thank everyone who stopped by to chear me up yesterday and thank Debi for posting a blog about me to get people to help me out. It means SO MUCH that you guys all care! I am so glad that I started this blog. You guys are some great people! hehe :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two for Twos-day!

"The Mr. and Mrs. in 2.5 weeks!"
I love this man so so so so much! He is my rock, my best friend and my soul mate.

Happy Tuesday everyone! Share pictures of your favorite two-some whether it's pets, friends, family, etc! Come on and join in on the fun....then head over to Eight is Great, Twinfatuation, and Debi to check out their very own Two for Twos-day fun! :)


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Ok.....I am in serious need of a pick me up....come on fellow bloggers....make me feel better!!!!! Do anything!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Not Me Monday!

Hello everyone! Today is Not Me Monday....again hosted by MckMama! Hop on over to her blog! It's one of my favorites and she is due any day now with her 4th child! I guarantee you once you start reading her blog you won't stop! She's a lot of fun and could use some prayers ;) I hope everyone enjoys their Monday! Pictures from my weekend camping are coming soon! :)



I did not over indulge myself to smores, steak, hot dogs, soda, popcorn, boiled peanuts and lots of other yummy snacks with the kiddos this weekend while camping! Not me! That would make me a baby hog!!!

I did not get soaken wet on Friday night in my water proof tent!!

I did not freeze my butt off on Saturday night because the temperature outside was in the low 50's!! hehe...good thing I did not have a cuddly little girl to sleep with :)

I did not wash my hair with body wash on Saturday because I did not bring shampoo!

I did not refuse to take a shower on Sunday because I didn't feel like it...ooops...not me!

I did not order my Chic Fil A Vanilla milkshake without whip cream so that they could fit it into a regular cup so that the 4 kids who were with me wouldn't ask for one!

I did not get super excited last night when the Rays won their spot in the World Series and when Tampa Bay Bucs beat the Seahawks! Yahooooo!!!

I did not cry alot today :(

I did not ignore my unresonably dirty bedroom when I got home today and ignore the fact that it needs to be cleaned NOW!

I did not leave work early today because I was having a bad day :(

I did not put my two weeks notice in at work today :(

I did not cry on the phone to my daddy today because I am so scared about moving and about all of the changes I am about to make!

I did not finish my thank you cards that really need to go out!!! hehe.....I really didnt finish them and it's bothering me.

I did not have another fun filled weekend with my family this weekend :) What am I going to do without them?!?!

Ahhh life is so hard sometimes! I need some more strength God! Please take care of me! :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Foto Fiesta Fun!








My theme for Friday Foto Fiesta is my bridal shower last weekend. I never posted any pictures from the fun day so I am going to post a few today! If you want to play along, comment me and let me know so I can check out your post. Have a great weekend everyone. I am going camping with my family and close friends until Sunday so I will be hiatus until then!! Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

7 Total Truthful Random Facts About Me Thursday

Hah...ok so I made that up. But I was over at My Life With Four Kids and she was tagged to write about 7 random things about herself. She didn't tag me and I didn't have a topic for my post today so I decided to steal the idea *wink*. Thanks alot Jennifer! I tagged 7 people down at the bottom but if you want to play along, please do, and let me know and I will link you!! :) Have fun and enjoy your Thursday! It's almost Friday!! YAY! :)

1. I have an obsession with bacon. Totally random right? Probably not, but the funny thing behind this is that about 6 or 7 years ago I got sick off of one of those cheese hotdogs and I swore to myself that I would never eat hotdogs, bacon, ham, pork, sausage again. Then, one day, I smelled a hotdog, wanted one and started to eat all of those things again. Now I am obsessed. I love BLTs; I love microwavable bacon; I love bacon with my pancakes and I could probably eat it everyday and not get sick of it. Weird I know.....


2. I want 4 or 5 kids. I love kids. My favorite age is when they're really little. Probably from newborn until about 6ish. After that they don't want to be held anymore and they want to do everything themselves. I want 4 or 5. Not all at once though. I don't know how mommas of multiples do it! I have so much respect for them. But, if that's what God has planned for me, then that's what David and I will do. I would like to have my children about 2 or 3 years apart but we will just have to see what God has planned for us!! :) We'll take whatever we can get!


3. I sometimes wish that I had the guts to be a doctor. Too bad this will never happen. If I could be a doctor, I would probably be a heart surgeon or a pediatrician. I can't ever imagine having someone else's life in my hands (other than my children). I wouldn't be able to handle it if they didn't make it for whatever reason. Being a doctor is just not for me. On the other side, I'm done with school. I got my B.S. and so I'm done. Not a big fan.


4. I'm addicted to blogging. I love blogging. I haven't been doing is very long but it is so much fun. There is such a big world out there full of fun people. I have about 40 or so blogs that I read daily and I honestly only know about 5 or 6 of them in real life. I'm not even sure how I came across most of them but I'm glad that I did. They're fun and I enjoy reading them everyday.....even if that makes me a little stalkerish...oh come on!! We all do it!! haha ;)

5. I can't stand it when someone pops their gum. It drives me NUTS! You know that one thing that a person can do that'll drive you insane? Yup that's it for me. You can scream, holler, even punch me, but PLEASE PLEASE don't pop your gum around me!

6. I played lacrosse and tennis in high school. I was much much better at lacrosse than I was tennis. I wish I still played. Boy did it keep you in shape! I'm actually in pretty good shape right now I must say (thanks to running) but I miss the good ol' high school days of lacrosse. I would play doubles in tennis and I could never really control the power of my hit. My balls would go out and sometimes even over the fence! Lacrosse, on the other hand, I was the #1 scorer on my team. Once I got the ball, I was gone.......I miss it alot.

7. I am deathly afraid of snakes! Enough said!

You've been tagged!!!!


My Big Sister Brandy

My awesome cousin April

Emily

Momma of a whole lotta kids

Owlhaven

Deanna at Eight is Great!

Twinfatuation

Have fun!!! ;)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Way Back When-esday!

"Jewel, Crystal and Me in Maggie Valley, NC-Ski Trip 2005"

YAY! Today is Wednesday. That means the week is half over and that also means that I get to share an oldie with you guys. Since my post yesterday was dedicated to my two very best friends I decided a cute oldie of us would be great for today's post!!!

Join in on the fun! Share a special picture and memory by playing along with Way Back When-esday! Be sure to link back to Twinfatuation and share in the web-wide photo album session!




Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Two for Twos-day:Double Edition!

"Me and my best friend of 13 years, Crystal"

Crystal and I met in the 4th grade and became good friends. We were seperated during Middle School because she went to a different one than me and Jewel. The three of us met back up in high school and became best friends and have been ever since. Crystal is my heart. This girl means so much to me and she is the most kindest, loving, amazing best friend that anyone could ever have. She has the most generous and caring personality and I know that we will always be the best of friends. I could not imagine my life without this girl, my best friend, my sister :) I love you so much C :) Thank you for always being there for me. We look alike, somewhat, and we've actually been called twins before! hehe

"Me and my best friend of 13 years, Jewel"

This is my other best friend, Jewel. I love this girl to death. She and I have been friends for almost 13 years. We met in the 4th grade and went through Middle and High School together. I am going to miss her so much when I move away in a few weeks. We've always been inseperable. I love you Jewel! You will always be my best friend no matter where I go. We have so many great memories together. Not only is she my best friend, but she is my sister and she holds a very special place in my heart and always will :) Thank you for always being there for me. We kind of look like sisters here! hehe

Please come and share a photo of your "two some" whether it be a photo of your twins, siblings, friends, husand/wife, pet...you get the "picture"!! I will link you in my blog if you leave me a comment saying you posted!! Here is my picture, and as always, thanks for playing along!!! :)

Don't forget to hop on over to Eight is Great and Who Says 8 is Enough to see who else is playing along! ;) I just love two for Twos-day! :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Not Me Monday Please!




Today is Not Me Monday again! Every week hosted over at MckMama’s blog! Check it out and join in on the fun. It’s very therapeutic!

I did not write this at work AGAIN! LOL…nope not me….

I did not take a piece of the cake with white icing this weekend so that my teeth would not turn black from the black icing like everyone else’s did. I guess there is an advantage to being the cake cutter! HAHA

I did not stay out until 2am on Saturday night bowling with about 15 of my family (including mom and dad) and friends! Nope not me :)

I did not go out in the rain last night to purchase 40 thank you cards because I need to get them out ASAP!

I did not pay $25 to have my polka dot dress re-fitted after losing weight only to have it not fit me again this weekend…..

I did not gloat to my friend Angela because Tampa Bay kicked butt yesterday against the Carolina Panthers….27 to 3….Go Bucs!

I did not decide to lay around all day yesterday watching football and eating Doritos, fried fish and a huge Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chip muffin (which I could not finished by the way).

I did not decide after watching football and eating junk that going for a run on a rainy Sunday would be a bad thing to do! Nope not me…no way!

I did not make smart comments within earshot to the “nice and slow” lady who did the kids face painting at the Festival this weekend….talk about super slow….my lord…..I knew the other line would have been better!!!

I did not pile all of my wedding gifts into my room this weekend because I wanted to watch football instead of organize my room!


I did not watch episodes of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice on-line because I didn't feel like watching the commercials!

I did not get any duplicates at my bridal shower this weekend…..because Target is just a lovely and stress free place to shop! Blah!

I did not cry when my mom gave me her beautiful orange glass dish that has been in the family for decades at my bridal shower! *tear*

I do not wish that I had another piece of my bridal shower cake in my possession! Ugh!

I am not going for a run today!

I did not have a really emotional weekend because I started thinking about how freaking bad I am going to miss everyone in my life when I move :(

I did not thoroughly enjoy my fun-filled with family, friends and fun weekend!! Not me!

I do not absolutely adore my friends and family for making my life so special all the time in anyway that they can. I LOVE them all so much!




***Another post coming today with pictures to recap my lovely weekend :)***




Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Foto Fiesta Fun!!!


Happy Friday y'all! :) I am back to feeling like my perky self again. Thank you all for the nice comments that you left about how you deal with yourself when you are upset. It's nice to know that there are others out there who read my blog. Thank you so much for the encouragement and support!

Now today is Friday! Who's happy?! I am! I got so much stuff going on this weekend. Although it looks like it might rain......I sure hope not. I would like to go for a run today because I doubt that I will be able to go tomorrow with my bridal shower and all. I can't wait until Sunday for the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Carolina Panthers game!! They're showing it on local TV because of the Panthers playing. The panthers are 4 and 1 right now and the Bucs are 3 and 2. So if the Panthers lose they will be tied. Look at me....acting like I'm a pro and acting like I really know what I'm talking about! HAH! In due time....in due time. I will be one of those freaks (no offense) that ride around with the big flags hanging off the side of the car, with the window clings and license plates! LOL....Dave won't allow it I'm sure of it!

Anyway....in honor of it being F-R-I-D-A-Y, I decided to follow along with Friday Foto Fiesta! Now this picture that I posted was last Halloween. I was a last minute mouse! It was fun and I had these really cute black and orange striped socks with little ghost bells that jingled when you walk with shiny black shoes! What should I be this year? Any good ideas?! I'm stumped and I'm running out of tiempo! Are any of you dressing up this year? I don't want to be anything scary because I will be trick or treating with a bunch of kids (supervising...haha). I don't like masks (they smell weird) and I don't like alot of make-up....sooo any ideas? I would like to make my coustume but if I have to buy one then I probably will.
So feel free to comment on any good ideas that you guys have! :) Happy Friday!!
Also FLY on over to Who Says 8 Is Enough? and Terri and Deanna and Candid Carrie to see who else is playing along! Have fun! Don't forget to post your Favorite Foto For the Friday Foto Fiesta Fun!! haha :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Second post of the day

Since I'm feeling a little better than earlier I decided to do a cute little post today....hope on over to Mama's Losin' It to choose a prompt and write your own. Hope you have fun :)
I chose the "When I'm Upset" prompt because of the day I'm having....hehe....how funny! Maybe this will help me feel better! Hope so!


When I'm upset.....

I am quiet. I usually keep to myself and think constantly about what it is that is bothering me.

I bite my nails and stare off into space, again thinking about what it is that is bothering me.

I have a very hard time focusing my attention on other, probably more important things, such as working, driving, etc. (hehe)

I don't like people to ask me what is wrong. This really drives me insane. Sometimes people just have a bad day and it's nice to know that people care but me personally, I would rather have someone encourage me and cheer me up rather than ask me what is wrong. It's hard, especially at work, being around so many people and everyone knows something is wrong when I'm not my usually perky, bubbly, loud self!

I like to clean things.

I like to eat.....E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! Speaking of eating...I just had some popcorn. At least it was the 98% fat free smart pop popcorn :)

I like to run. I can always count on running to help improve my mood. I haven't been but one time in the last week and it's killing me. I am looking forward to my run today....especially today. I can guarantee that this is the one thing that will help chear me up today...oh yeah and the fact that GREY'S ANATOMY is coming on at 9pm tonight on ABC! Watch it! Love it! :)

I like to cry. Crying, believe it or not, helps me feel better too when I'm upset. I did a little bit of that today and that's probably why I feel ok right now...still not 100% but improving.

Well I think I'm done now...this post is probably the most boring, sad and depressing post ever but it helped a little bit. Come on 4:30!

Feeling depressed

Blah....I am not myself today....I think I am getting a little overwhelmed with everything. The cloudy skys outside don't help much either. I need a pick me up.....HELP! I should be happy, not stressed and depressed!......sometimes I hate being a female! haha :)

I got a pretty busy weekend ahead. I have my bridal shower #2 on Saturday! I am super excited. I know nothing about it...my best friend/maid of honor is throwing it for me with the help of my momma and some other bridesmaids. I'm sure it'll be alot of fun. Crystal is very talented and she's a great party planner! :)

I have plans to go to a Fall Festival and the Pumpkin Patch....but those may not follow through. We will see. I am also planning to go out with some friends on Saturday night maybe for dinner and a movie or maybe to do something "scary" and Halloween related!

I'm glad tomorrow is Friday......maybe I'll chear up as the day goes on. I sure hope so because feeling like this is not fun at all.

I miss you David :(

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wayback When-sday!

"Me....eating Chocolate and playing in the Kiddie Pool- 1987"

It's Wayback When-sday guys! Come on in and join the fun and then hop on over to Who Says 8 is Enough? to see who else is playing along! :) Have a happy happy hump day! :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Not Me Tuesday! HAHA




Ok so I totally have my days mixed up because of my trip and I thought today was Monday, but I was wrong, and today is Tuesday! I am going to do a double post today because Monday and Tuesday are my favorite days to blog! The first thing I am going to post about is "Not Me Mondays!" in honor of MckMama. She started this fun game a couple of weeks ago. I'm sad that I missed it yesterday so I am going to post it anyway. I hope you all still enjoy reading about the things that I DID NOT do this week!! haha....so here goes!

*I did not eat an entire bag of gummy worms and drink an entire sugar free red bull, yes sugar free, on my drive home yesterday because I was so sleepy! Nope NOT ME!

*I did not call, first the GA highway patrol, and second the SC highway patrol on my way home from Tampa yesterday because there was a family driving next to me that had an 8 month old in the front seat with 2 other toddlers in the back seat with no child restraints anywhere to be found in the car!!! Ok so I really did do this and it really pisses me off the lack of concern and low regard that some people have for their children! Unbelievable! It's ok....the state trooper got them good! On top of all that the guy was driving about 90+ mph when he came around the bend where the trooper was.....let's just say I laughed as I drove by......pathetic.

*I did not forget that my car payment is due in two days and I have not mailed my check yet!!

*I did not get excited over the weekend because I now wear a size 10 pants!!!! YAY!!! :)

*I did not get lost on my way home yesterday because I completely missed the exit I knew was the right one! haha

*I did not fail to unpack my suitcase last night because I was ready to pass out!

*I did not give a cute firefighter my best friend's phone number last night because she thought he was cute and he was flirting with her! Nope, not me!

*I did not post this at work again!

*I did not just totally PIG OUT on a mini smart pop bag of popcorn and a Diet Coke! Yum!

*I did not just realize that I am moving my stuff to Tampa in 3 weeks!!

*I did not just realize that I am getting married in 4 weeks!!

*I did not just completely stress myself out by remembering E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G that needs to be done in the next 3 weeks....Oh My Gosh!

*I did not do any of these!! Nope! hehe ;)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Going home tomorrow


I have officially decided that I am going to become a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! They are playing the Denver Broncos as I type. I'm excited about this because SC doesn't really have a pro NFL team, other than the Panthers. I've always been just a super bowl watcher and maybe I would catch a NFL game every once in a while. It's pretty neat that Tampa Bay has such a really good team. The superbowl in 2009 is actually being held in the Bucs stadium! I can't imagine how crazy this city will be in Feburary. I am so completely excited about moving here. I cannot wait! :) Tampa is such a beautiful city with so much to see and do.

We went and looked at the house today and it was beautiful! David's dad completely gutted the whole house and redid everything; completely remodeled kitchen, bathroom, paint, carpet, ceramic tile, appliances, etc. It's like walking into a brand new home :) We are so very blessed and lucky that his parents have offered for us to rent from them. It is a very beautiful home and we cannot wait to live in it and make it the "Schafer Home." Ahhhh!!!! I am so excited about my life right now!!! I just can't explain how happy David and I are! :) :) :)

I hope to hear back from my interview soon! I may be coming back to Tampa before the wedding to interview again. Please pray for me! This job is for a company called General Dynamics (they're huge) and it would be a GREAT opportunity for my career! I already have an advantage because of my previous government contract experience so we will see!!

I am going to go finish the Tampa Bay game.....I think they're about to lose. It's ok though....I have officially declared myself as a fan and I will be faithful and love them no matter what! HAHA....

We are going to go to dinner now! :) BYE!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Enjoying Tampa




*Some of my Photography*

Today I spent the day with Dave's mom and sister (Toni and Madison). We went shopping for about 4 hours! :) It was fun. Dave's mom and dad got David and I some things for our wedding since she can't make it to the bridal shower next weekend. She got us our Lenox Opal Innocence knife and cake server set, our Opal Innocence Guest Book and our Opal Innocence toasting flutes! :) All of it is so beautiful! I am so excited that she got that stuff for us :) Since David slept most of the day (he worked overnight last night) I played Mario Brothers in the WII with David's brother. He kicked my butt. It has been FOREVER since I've played Mario Brothers! haha.....brings back good memories.




We are about to head over to eat a lovely dinner at Davids Grandma's house. She is making brisket, mashed potatoes and something else because yesterday was Mrs. Toni's birthday! I ate light today so that I could enjoy such a big meal! Yum! :)




Well I better get going! Tomorrow is going to be nice. David is off work and we are going to go look at his parents' condo that we will be renting in about 4 weeks! Yup we have a place to live!! :) We were orignally going to move in with the parents for a few months, but they've offered to let us rent from them. So cool!! :0) We are also going to pay our rings off!! And get them engraved so that they're ready to go for the wedding!






Thursday, October 2, 2008

In Tampa until Monday

"Me on the way to Tampa yesterday...I was in the middle of nowhere!"

Hey everyone! Well I made it to Tampa. My first road trip alone! It took me right around 7 hours to drive from Charleston to Tampa. Not too bad....there was hardly any traffic and the weather was perfect (blue sky all the way). Hopefully the ride home Monday will be the same. I got really sleepy towards the end of the trip, but I'm glad that I made it here safely.

Well tomorrow I have my interview! Wish me luck! It's for a great position and I'm super nervous. I have to leave at 8am to get to the interview by 10am. That is how crazy the traffic is around here! I am in for such a HUGE change of pace.....I'm so use to my small town traffic.....lordy...WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?! hehe

Well I must run on to bed now...David is working the night shift tonight :( I will post again tomorrow! Night everyone :) Please say a prayer for me....oh yeah and for David....his knees have been hurting him so bad lately when he works.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Hop on over to Wordless Wednesday to see who else is playing along! :) I'm #370!