. . . I am fairly certain that given a Cape and a nice Tiara, I could save the world!

Monday, February 28, 2011

I'd Like to Thank the Academy

Honestly I only watched the Red Carpet coverage of the Oscars not that actual show. So I can't tell you who won the awards but I can tell you who I thought looked amazing and who was a little off in my opinion.

I thought Hailee Steinfeld looked so sweet and age appropriate.

Loved Scarlett's dress color but I hated the design.

Mila picked a great color but the dress needed more volume or drama or something. I think her best look this year was the Golden Globes.

Everyone was talking about Gwyenth Paltrow's dress and I didn't like it at all?!

Of course in my eyes Reese can do no wrong and she again did not disappoint!!

I think my best dress pick is Halle Berry. The color was great on her and she had the appropriate amount of drama for the event. Loved it!!

What was your pick for Best Dress?

Pumpkin Update!!!!
Week 8:
My Sissy went for another Ultrasound this morning and everything looks great!! Pumpkin is suppose to be 15 cm but is actually 17 cm, about the size of a Raspberry. This week little fingers and toes are poking out from Pumpkin's hands and feet, eyelids practically cover the eyes, breathing tubes extend from the throat to the branches of developing lungs. Pumpkin is constantly moving and shifting, but Sissy is not able to feel it yet.

Last week I wasn't able to get the Ultrasound uploaded but here it is now!

Week 7

Can you tell that I am that crazy Aunt already and the sweet thing isn't even here yet?!?!

Friday, February 25, 2011

There's an Elephant in the Room

10 days and counting until Spring Break. Don't think I am going anywhere fun or doing anything special. Yesterday at work we were told that we are on a time off freeze until May 1st since we are currently trying to build two new companies.

However, I do have something planned that I am pretty excited about!! I have heard that the book Water for Elephants is amazing, but I never knew what it was about. Now I love everything Reese Witherspoon is in so I saw not too long ago that she was going to be starring in the movie of the book. After I watched the trailer I got so excited that I just can't wait to see it.

Being the huge dork that I am I have to read the book before I see the movie. In my experience the book is always better then the movie. The movie is going to be released in April so with the lack of school work over spring break this will be the perfect time to read the book!!

Have any of you read this book? Is it as good as I am expecting it to be?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today I am loving ...

1. I'm loving the sweet new pictures of my Niece/Nephew.

My Sissy hasn't been able to get them to uploaded yet but they will be coming soon!

2. I'm loving my Bible study.

I love Beth Moore, she is absoultely amazing.

3. I'm lovng that it is wedding season.

I know most single girls hate wedding time but I love it! It gives me hope that one day God is going to bring the most amazing man into my life and until then I love celebrating with my friends!

4. I'm loving that I looked up my classes for the summer and fall and that 3 out of 4 are online.

5. I'm loving that my parents have booked our condo for Destin and that I will be there in June.

What are you loving?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Up and Coming!!

I recently heard some songs from these two new groups and I am completely in love!!

  1. The Band Perry-All Your Life

I love this group!! Of course we have all heard their song "If I Die Young" but this is the newest song from them and I think its amazing!! The Perry siblings began singing as children in Alabama. Kimberly Perry sang in her own band as a teenager with her brothers Neil and Reid working as roadies. At the ages of 8 and 10 years old, the brothers began performing as an opening act, the Mobile Music Machines, for Kimberly. Once the three siblings had united to form The Band Perry, they joined a New Faces of Country tour in 2005. In 2008, The Band Perry was discovered by Garth Brooks manager Bob Doyle, who helped them make recordings. The recordings were sent to Scott Borchetta, head of the newly-established Republic Nashville label. The band signed to Republic Nashville in August 2009.

2. Thompson Square- Kiss Me or Not

This is currently my ringtone since I love it so much! Husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson formed Thompson Square as a duo in 2002 after previously seeking solo careers. Keifer was raised in Miami, Okla., where he listened to classic country, punk rock and heavy metal before gravitating toward singer-songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. Shawna grew up in Chatom, Ala., a small town near the Mississippi state line, and learned traditional country songs from her guitar-playing father while taking a particular interest in the music of Reba McEntire and Alabama. Keifer and Shawna moved to Nashville within the same week and met at a singing competition a few days later. In 2009, Thompson Square signed with Stoney Creek Records, a sister label of Nashville-based Broken Bow Records. In 2010, they released their first single for the label, "Let's Fight," and followed it up with "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not."

Every summer the country station here in Memphis host a free concerts weekly for about 8 weeks. I am crossing my fingers that they can get these new artists to come and play!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Insert Clever Blog Title Here!

Today I walked into work and immediately felt sad for two reasons. One my work bestie, Candice, has the day off. And then I noticed that my beautiful flowers from Valentine's Day are starting to wilt!

However, on a positive note I had a wonderful weekend. I just got new hardwood floors in my closet so I had to completely empty it out and thought that would be a great time to go through it and clean it up a bit. I managed to donate about 10 dresses, 10 pants, and 83 tops to the Junior League of Memphis' Repeat Boutique. It was insane to realize that I had that much to give away!!

Saturday morning Mr. PPS and I went for a little 3 mile run and a friendly competition of who could complete it first. The winner got to pick the activity for the night. Since I won, pretty sure he let me, I picked dinner and then the Reese Witherspoon movie "How Do You Know". I didn't get to see it when it first came out so now that I had waited so long it is playing at the discount theater for $2.50!

Sunday I had a date night with my Daddy since Mom had left to drive to Middle TN to be with Sissy for another ultra sound of our little Pumpkin! We rented Social Networking of OnDemand. It was really interesting and Daddy really liked!

Now it is time for a Pumpkin update!!
After her ultra sound last week we found out that we were off a little from when she got pregnant and Pumpkin will be here on Oct 9th instead of the 7th. Yesterday Pumpkin was 7 weeks in the oven!! This week hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs. Pumpkin has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry! I can't wait to be a Aunt to this sweet little baby!

How was your weekend?

Friday, February 18, 2011

I Just Want To Dance!!

This was a statement made by one of my co-workers this morning! Let me explain ...

We have a Wii in our break room at the office. The other day our bosses little girls came over and left their Just Dance 2 game in the Wii. Well we discovered it last week and since then several of us have started playing in during lunch.

Candice and I usually go somewhere for lunch, you know like Target. But Wednesday we came back a little early and found out that there were these lunch dance parties. So I took a quick turn and almost immediately became addicted. Yesterday we even planned on staying for the purpose of playing. I think I did 6 or 7 songs in a row! I am officially hooked! Plus after about 4 dances you work up a little sweat. So its not just fun but also a workout on your lunch break.

I know I am so behind and everyone has already heard of this game, obviously since this is the second one out. But I am so excited about playing again sometime next week.

Is anyone else addicted to this game?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday: Grammy Edition

With Valentine's Day being on Monday I haven't been able to talk about the Grammy's from Sunday night.

So I decided to do a Grammy Edition of What I'm Loving Wednesday!

1. I am loving Selena Gomez's dress.

She looks beautiful and age appropriate. Plus look at her amazing shoes!!

2. I am loving Usher and Justin Bieber's performance.

I have loved Usher since I was probably about 12. He is always amazing! And precious little Bieber ... oh if i was 12 now I would love him!! He is just a doll!

3. I am loving Julianne Hough's dress.

4. I am loving Rihanna's performance.

5. I am loving the most Eminem's performance.

It is so good to see Eminem back on stage and making music! I think I have about 5 of his new songs on my IPOD for running!

One thing I was definitely NOT loving ... Lady Gaga!! Girl showed up in an egg?! There are no words for her craziness!!

What did you love about the Grammys?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Downhill From Here

After the wonderful day I had yesterday this week can only go downhill. I mean how can anything top my day yesterday?

Mr. PPS did an amazing job and had me surprised all day! I first got roses delivered right before lunch, and they are beautiful!!

Then when I came back after lunch he had snuck over to my office and left the rest of my Valentine's Day.

There was a card and sour worms. He also bought me the Twilight movie because he could not believe that I love it so much and don't own any of the movies. He put a little twist on it though and made a back cover that said "Laura loves Team Jacob" and then on the inside a list of reasons why I love Jacob. By the way I am NOT team Jacob I am so team Edward!! But Mr. PPS thinks that Jacob is by far the better choice since he never left Bella, he just doesn't get it! The Giving Tree was his favorite book growing up and I mentioned that I had never read it so that was also on my desk.

Beside the amazing job he did on making me feel special my Sissy and Will got to see this sweet thing!!

They also got to hear the heartbeat but when she attempted to record it for me it was too soft to pick anything up. Since they had some trouble getting pregnant she goes every week of her first trimester for an ultrasound so I'm hoping little Pumpkin will be beating a little louder next time!!

After all of that I know the rest of my week is just not going to be able to compare! But I do have my Pumpkin's pictures up and my roses are still on my desk and those will help me through the rest of the week!

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's All Hearts!!

Today is all about hearts for me. Okay actually this weekend has been all about hearts for me.

I spent most of my time with Mr. PPS that I first blogged about here. We had dinner and then ice cream on Thursday night, went to the Grizzlies game on Friday night and Saturday was staying in a watching movies (my pick was of course Sleepless in Seattle and his was Despicable Me). It was a pretty perfect weekend ;)

Today, aside from being Valentine's Day, is the day that we will hear little Pumpkin's heartbeat!! Sissy is 6 weeks and 4 days so its a little early but I am crossing my fingers that we will be able to hear it! I made Sissy and Will promise me that they will call me if they can and if not they are going to record it and play it for me after their appointment. I couldn't think of anything I would rather have for Valentine's Day then to hear that sweet little heart!

I hope you all have a fabulous Valentine's!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What I am Loving Wednesday

I love that I am going to be an Aunt!!! (is that getting old yet?)

I love Pure Barre!! I am completely obsessed with going at least once a week. I feel like I am going to die while I am there but after I feel incredible.

I love that after this next snow storm the weather is going to be in the 50s!!
I love that I only have 11 weeks left of training before the Music City Half Marathon!!

I love that I will be trying "Snow Cream" for the first time tonight!! Lets hope that I make it right?! I am using Paula Dean's recipe, if your interested you can get it here.

What are you loving this week?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just Call Me AUNT LOLLY!!!

Yes I am going to be an aunt!!

I blogged about it a little yesterday but today's blog is all about it!!

We found out on Friday night. My Sissy and Will were coming in town for him to attend a seminar. They walked in carrying their luggage and a basket. My Sissy hands me the basket and says "I brought you some fruit". I was thinking okay that's weird, but the strangest thing was that there was a pumpkin in the middle of the fruit. So now I am thinking that she is losing her mind. As I take the basket I see that there is a note saying "Our little Pumpkin will be here in October!!". Of course I was screaming and jumping since they have been trying for about a year!!

They wore pink and blue.

The first picture 5 weeks and 1 day.

Sissy found out a week before that she was pregnant when she went for her weekly check up at the fertility clinic. She was so excited, of course!! She went and bought a ton of pink and blue balloons and in each one she put a reason why she loved Will. Then when he came home from work he found her in Pumpkin's room with the balloons and a positive pregnancy test. She even had the video camera to capture his reaction!!

Next week on Valentine's Day they will be able to hear that sweet little heartbeat for the first time!! I have already told them I fully expect a phone call so I can hear it too!!! So it is full on baby fever over here. I have already begun shopping ... but isn't that what an Aunt does best ... spoil them rotten?!

She is 5 weeks and 5 days so right now Pumpkin is the size of an apple seed. It's sweet little heart is dividing into the four chambers and is beginning to beat!!

Oh it just makes my heart melt!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

14 Day-Valentine Challenge- Day 6 & SOME GREAT NEWS!!!!

Before we get to the Valentines Day Challenge I have the BEST news ever!!!


My sweet little pumpkin will be here October 7th! I can't wait I am beyond excited!! My Sissy and Brother in law have been working hard at this for about a year so we have been anxiously waiting for this wonderful news! There will be tons of updates the next 8 months!!

Day 6: Gift ideas

I skipped Day 5, which was "What do you do to keep it romantic with your Sweetie", since that didn't really apply to me ... but gifts definitely applies to me!!

The only thing I really really want from Cupid is this

I love hot tea!! It all started about 10 years ago when my family started touring antebellum homes, we love all things southern for us it was all the "pretties" for Daddy it was all about the war. We found one that had a tea room so we ate lunch there. After that my Mom, Sister and I were hooked. We began finding tea rooms all over the place. We have gotten to where we go to the ones that serve a true English Tea not just a luncheon type place. We have tried and tasted many different flavors of hot and ice tea. We love it!! My Sissy found this Hot Tea maker and it is so easy to use plus you can put loose tea leaves in it and not have to worry with putting them in a tea bag. Only problem is I can't find it anywhere or if I can its like $70 for a used one!!! So if you happen to find one please let me know!!

Another gift I would love is this

I have started taking Pure Barre classes and I'm obessed! Its a great workout for toning up. The process is to use a ballet bar, light weights, and small movements to really challenge your body. I swear you will feel it the next day. After 10 classes you should see a total difference in your body. This packet comes with 6 dvds, Pure Barre logo ball, Pure Barre fitness ring and the double tubing. The price isn't bad when you think about what you get, $129.95.

What are you wanting for Valentine's Day?

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