Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Game of Tag (a little Q & A)

Sweet Rachel at That's Life tagged me to take part in a little Q & A game. Fun, right? Thanks girl! (And if you haven't checked out her blog please do...she's got the cutest little boys ever!)

Here are the rules:
1. You must post the rules
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself in the blog post
3.Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people & link them on your post. (or as many as you like)
5. Let them know you've tagged them.

Facts about ME!

1. I will always be blonde...blonde, blonde, blonde! I'm too pasty to be a brunette and the gray hair is becoming a MAJOR problem. Would you still read me if I was Southern Gray? Thought not.

2. I love old tv shows like Dallas and the Fall Guy.

3. I HATE hypocrits and liars. I will call you out.

4. I'm a CBN (certified Bruce nut) If you're in the car with me you will listen to E Street....and my singing.

5. Speaking of CBN some moms sing lullabyes...I sing the Boss, specifically Living Proof.

6. I'm a tad claustorphobic. I take the stairs all the time and hate being in spaces without windows, especially hospitals..ICK.

7. I'm a waterdog. Love the lake, love the ocean, love the swimming pool.

8. I could eat plain cheese pizza every day.

9. I love the color pink :)

10. Diet coke GAGS me. I'm a straight up Coke kind of girl, but drink them very sporadically. Like either 4 a day or 1 in 4 days.

11. I commute nearly an hour each way on days I work....blah!

12. I'm probably the most insecure person you'll ever meet. Especially when it comes to people liking me...I'm always afraid they won't.

1. What are your vices?
Running late..does that count? I am never on time.

2. How many times in your life have you moved?
3! I moved to Lexington for college, then back to Pikeville after I got married, then Paintsville where I live now.

3. Do you want (more)kids? If so, how many would complete your family?
I'd love for Carsyn to have a sibling.

4. What position do you sleep in?
On my side

5. What is a difficult word for you to pronounce?
Surely! Kills the hubby because he says I say Shirley.

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
oh too many! currently copycats (especially ones that don't give credit)

7. Name one thing on your bucket list.
See a Springsteen concert

8. Android or iPhone?
iPhone! I love Apple...can I get an iMac for my birthday please, anyone?

9. What was your favorite TV show from your childhood?
the Fall Guy! I swore my first child would be named Colt Sever...lucky you Carsyn ;)

10. Do you dye your hair?
well if you count mandatory highlights every 6 weeks sure! but myself? No way

11. Have you ever had a speeding ticket? If so, how many?
yes, 2! I guess I should feel lucky because I've been pulled over more than that...should I add driving too fast to my list of vices??

12. What was the last book you've read?
I just finished book 4 (Happily Ever After) in the Nora Roberts Bride Quartet series. Thanks to my SIL for recommending them!

Ok, ladies here are your questions:

1. What's your favorite movie?
2. How do you relax?
3. Do you workout? If so what's your favorite?
4. Describe yourself in one word.
5. What would I find it your handbag right now?
6. What would your dream job be?
7. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
8. Do you like Walmart? Be honest!
9. What's the last meal you cooked?
10. What's your favorite vacation destination?
11. Who's your favorite musician of all time?
12. What one item would you pack if you were on Survivor?

So girls, play along if you want!

Kristi @ Kentucky Girl
Erin @ Swanky Southern Yankee
Michelle @ Somerset Cottage
Laura @ Moments With the Mays
Shannon @ Life After I Dew
Kelly @ Rantings of an Angry Woman
Lynsey @ Lynsey & Brian
Amanda @ Two Little Bugs
Julie @ The Smitten Mintons
Ashleigh @ City Belle
Britt @ Gettin' Fritzy With It
Stephanie @ My Semi-Organized Chaotic Life

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

oh Little Debbie!

any Southern Culture on the Skids fans?? yeah....thought not.


A week or so ago in attempt to do a little housework I let Carsyn do as she pleased. One of her favorite things to do is take everything out of the diaper bag. No harm, right? Well, I might have forgotten 1/2 of a zebra cake twin pack was thrown in. (I must add this is normally not the case- I rarely miss a chance to devour a little Debbie cake, be it a fudge round, oatmeal creme pie, honey bun, etc. The zebra cake? A gift. Not my first choice) Carsyn, however, does not discriminate and promptly went to town on said zebra cake. My first thought..OH NO....my second thought..GRAB THE CAMERA..

all I want is just one more oatmeal pie....

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Carsyn is 16 months old!

I can't believe baby girl is 16 months old! I had thought about quitting the pig picture, but figured I'd still try to do them (even if sporadically).

Carsyn Presley, you do not like to sit still! Well, actually you don't mind so much as long as you're sitting doing things you want to do.

According the the doc you weigh 20 lbs 4 oz and are 31" tall. This puts you in the 10 percentile for weight and 50 percentile for height. Someday I'll be happy you're thin, I guess. Your appetite has really increased. For breakfast you typically eat a banana, and some pancake or biscuit bites. We're working on eggs. Have I mentioned you love granny's chocolate gravy? For lunch you love pb & j, chicken nuggets, turkey, cheese, or yogurt. Usually dinner consists of nuggets, grilled cheese, mac n cheese, or cheese pizza. And chocolate pudding if you're staying with Rosie.

All of your 12 month clothes still fit nicely. A few are getting a little short on you. I'm guessing you'll be in an 18 month by March or April.

Your favorite toys are your kitchen, your piano, your ball pit, legos, and your PB chairs. You could play in your chair for hours. You've also been really good at sitting still to watch an entire episode of Mickey. You love Mickey and shout "Mick" whenever he comes on tv. At Rosie and Pops house you also like to play with Maddox's train table.

Speaking of Maddox, he's probably your favorite person. You jump up and down when we skype and now when you see a computer you shout "Max."

You are a little parrot and repeat anything and everything. Here's a few of your words:

Oh my
Choo Choo

Here's some phrases:
I o no- "I don't know"
I poop, and I poop bad (classy, I know)
Bye Bye Baby
Arf arf arf (doggie sound)
Ank you (thank you)
Wats at? (what's that)

Another thing you love is helping in the kitchen. You love to whisk in a bowl and you even helped Granny icing a cake this weekend.

You finally have more teeth!! You were up til midnight almost every night for a week and momma was clueless. When your little teeth popped through you became a good little sleeper again. You go to bed between 8 and 9 and get up between 8 and 9. You normally take a nap from 2-4 every day.

Mommy and Daddy love you baby girl!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Carsyn's 1 Year Video

A Day at Carsyn's House

They did it again!! John Micheal and Ramona put together this little video of Carsyn's 1 year pictures. My heart just melts watching it. I am so grateful to have friends like them! Please check out John Michael's work here. (I hate to say "work" because its really their passion). And even if you're not in KY I'm sure they'll travel (especially to warm climates!)

Hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Our Christmas

Christmas comes and goes way too fast, don't you think? And plagues most of us with a post holiday funk that comes with overindulging in way too many of your sister's world famous buckeyes and oh God why did I put so much Christmas crap up?

So, here in the Watts household we have been enjoying some lazy days and playing with all of our new toys...a shiny pink kitchen for baby girl, a new Nikon (bye bye Canon forever) for momma, and a guitar for the hubby. Perhaps the tree will come down this week, but perhaps not. My goal is always by Valentine's Day- I kid! Ok, maybe not.

Our Christmas usually involves a whirlwind stop at at least 5-6 families to visit grandparents, aunts, cousins, etc. Though I tend to complain about the traveling I love seeing all our family members. We made one exception this year and had a lazy Christmas Eve morning with pancakes and gifts.



Carsyn loved her little kitchen and doll so much. Christmas through the eyes of a child is too precious for words!!

After our morning we headed to the usual plethora of places. Midway I realized I hadn't charged my camera battery so there are a few gaps in pictures and some random iphone pics thrown in. Add that to a scatterbrained momma leaving Carsyn's antibiotic at home and having to drive back and get it Christmas morning and you get one frazzled lady.



Carsyn has a new fascination with bracelets so thanks Rosie and pops for hooking her up in style.


Of course Maddox didn't really get what all of the fuss was about so he was happy Carsyn got a cool car, but it was not near as neat as his train!






Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!