2012 Book List

Now thats its a new year I have decided to start my book list over! I am not only going to keep track of what books I want to read, I'm gonna go ahead and (try to) keep track of EVERY book I read! Then at the end of the year I can see how many I actually ended up reading in a year! Fun right?! So anyways, I went ahead and transferred over the books that I haven't read yet from the 2011 list and I added a whole bunch more that I plan on reading! This may be kind of silly but I think its neat to share this with everyone! =) Maybe it will inspire you to start reading more as well?!
  • Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being A Wallflower
  • Sara Gruen - Water for Elephants
  • Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
  • Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games: MockingJay
  • Christopher Ciccone - Life With My Sister Madonna
  • Nicholas Sparks - Three Weeks With My Brother
  • Nicholas Sparks - True Believer
  • Nicholas Sparks - Nights in Rodanthe
  • V.C. Andrews - Flowers in the Attic
  • V.C. Andrews - Petals on the Wind
  • V.C. Andrews - If There Be Thorns
  • V.C. Andrews - Seeds of Yesterday
  • V.C. Andrews - Garden of Shadows
  • Tucker Max - Assholes Finish First 
  • Farrah Abraham - My Teenage Dream Ended
  • Tucker Max - Sloppy Seconds 
  • Tucker Max - Hilarity Ensues
  • Catherine Coulter - The Cove
  • V.C. Andrews - Heaven
  • V.C. Andrews - Dark Angel
  • V.C. Andrews - Fallen Hearts
  • V.C. Andrews - Gates of Paradise
  • V.C. Andrews - Web of Dreams
  • Tucker Max - Sloppy Seconds
  • Mary Campisi - Not Your Everyday Housewife
  • E.L. James - Fifty Shades of Grey
  • E.L. James - Fifty Shades Darker
  • E.L. James - Fifty Shades Freed
  • V.C. Andrews - My Sweet Audrina
  • Jennifer Weiner - Best Friends Forever
  • Lisa Scottline - Look Again
  • Jennifer Weiner - Goodnight Nobody
  • Jennifer Weiner - The Guy Not Taken 
  • Jennifer Weiner & Others - Girls Night In  
  • Emily Giffin - The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone
  • Kris Jenner - Kris Jenner...And All Things Kardashian
  • Sylvia Day - Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel
  • Sylvia Day - Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel
  • Kendra Wilkinson - Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, and Getting My Sexy Back

Talk to you soon!


Maybe Next Month

Man I stunk so bad at this photo a day.

I just got back from being in Texas for 5 days, for my little sisters baby shower, and there was no way for me to keep up while I was there. I was wayyyy too busy spending time with my family. So I'm going to go ahead and throw up a white flag. At this point I am way too far behind to even try to catch up. I'd rather just not finish it. I'll probably do it again next month, this month is just too crazy, I should have known better haha, December is not my month when it comes to extras. There are just too many things going on with my family.

Soooooo next month I'll give it a shot!

Talk to you soon,



I've had this hat for so long. I cant even believe my kids head is big enough to fit into it! I traded a different hat that I had for this one with an old friend of mine.

Talk to you soon,
P.S. Could he be any more handsome and grown looking?!


We got this sweet little elf, named Rick, early this month from Santa, who sent it to my SIL, who sent it to us. So far it has been a lot of fun helping him surprise the kids each morning with silly little things. The picture above was this morning, Rick was zip-lining from the window to our Christmas card display.

One of my favorite things is traditions and this was such an special on for me to start with the kids. I hope it will stick with them always and have a special place in their memories from the holidays.

Talk to you soon,



My babies. Under the table. Playing on their tablets.

Such a peaceful moment, that of course didn't last very long haha!

Talk to you soon,

Out + About

Man oh man.
Look at this ham!

This isn't technically out and about BUT it was right before we left to run our errands. I dont often have my phone on hand while we're out and about cause my hands are always busy trying to keep her next to me! She's a wild one!

Talk to you soon,

Someone You Love

I'm a few days behind but I'll make up for it right now!
This little guy is one of my best best best friends son. His name is Mason James and he is gorgeous! I am absolutely in love with him already and I cannot wait to get my hands on him! I couldn't think of anyone better to post a picture of for this day than him!

Talk to you soon,



Super easy picture today! I love stars and I have a few different ones on our tree! The little one on the left is at the end of a Texas ornament, the blue star is one of Max's ornaments, and the other reddish one is from my MIL. Our tree topper is a star too! Stars are fun, I hope to have a few giant bronze stars for the outside of our future house one of these days.

Talk to you soon,


From Where You Live/Your Country

Today took me forever. I finallllllllyyyyy decided to go ahead and take a pic of one of my husbands (now) lounge shirts, one he wore for the 4th of July 2011. Couldn't be any clearer than that right?

Proud to be an American, baby!

Talk to you soon,


Looking Up

I really felt like everything I looked up at today was so boring...except my mans face. Max took this picture of us for me, and I thought it was a cute little shot. Not exactly the picture I was hoping to get, but something even better because its genuine. I love my man, and I love that he towers over me in height. It has always made me feel protected, and safe.

Talk to you soon,


Black + White

I thought all day about what I was going to do for today's photo and finally decided that I would share one of my favorite verses from the Bible, Mark 11:24-25. It speaks volumes to me on any day, and really gives me a sense of peace in my life. But especially when it talks about forgiveness has it been hitting me like a brick these last few months. I'm not really the type to hold grudges, and in most cases I forget why I was ever upset/mad in the first place, but I have spent the last couple of months letting go of literally EVERY SINGLE issue I had. I really want to start 2013 with a heart filled with only love and good stuff. I've been sick of negative stuff for a while, but I especially stray from it now. So I forgive. I forgive EVERYTHING. Who has time to do anything else? I just want to love and be loved in return. I dont have room in my life for anything more than that.

Talk to you soon,


Something You Held

Since there was a cable/internet outage in our area today I thought it would be the perfect time to have a Sex and the City movie day. I absolutely love the series, and the movies are no exception. There are some major tear jerker scenes in both movies but the scene with Big and Carrie in the street after he doesn't show up at the wedding KILLS. I cry every single time I see it like its the first time I'm seeing it. And in the second movie when Charlotte is talking about how hard it is to be a mom gets me just as bad. I could watch a SATC 3, 4, 5, and 6 if they made it. I'll never see enough of these ladies and their stories.

Talk to you soon,



Today was one of those easy, peaceful days and  this is my version of peace; being able to be right next to my husband, with a good book, while my kids are paying nicely. It was such an easy day that I was able to finish the book I started last night AND start another one! That's what I call a successful Sunday!

Talk to you soon,


8 o'clock

I like to call this picture Hot Chocolate Drinking Alien Face.

Why not?

I was making myself some hot chocolate when the clock struck 8, oh and while I was waiting I was making silly faces and taking pictures of them.

Talk to you soon,

December Photo A Day

As you probably know/suspect (haha) I have an Instagram account and I follow a lady who does a monthly photo prompt. It gives you a word a day to inspire you to capture something that you think represents that word. I decided that I would do the December prompt on my blog this month. What I really want to do is start my own Photo A Day Series, but I didn't even think about doing that until a day or two ago and I haven't had time to sit down and really think it out and make it cutesy ya know?

So hopefully you enjoy this, and maybe even decide to do it too!

Talk to you soon,

Thankful in November XXX

{Day Thirty}

Man I really wanted to make sure I finished this out on the right day...clearrrrlllyyyy that didn't happen! I just get caught up, guys! You cant be mad at that! Ryan and I watched "That's My Boy" last night and it was HILARIOUS! I definitely think you should see it!

Anyways, I was thankful yesterday and everyday really, that I have so many things to be thankful for! Doing this blog series was an even bigger eye opener than normally. Having the problem of TOO MANY things that I'm thankful for to choose from is an amazing problem to have, and I wish it on everyone.

November was a fantastic month for me, and I hope December is even better! Thanks so much for reading this series and look for December's Photo A Day!

Talk to you soon,