Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thanks to Holly and Aubrey!

Okay, so Holly and Aubrey decided to get creative and made this little ditty the other day. Personally, I love it! Thanks you guys. It's pretty funny. :)
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy 29th Birthday Nicole!!! (again) tee hee hee

So, I won't say exactly how old Nicole is today (she might strangle me if I do...), but I will say it is her birthday! So Happy Birthday to my bestest friend in the whole world!!! :) Last night, a few of us gathered at Joe's Crabshack to celebrate with her. BTW, let me just say this- the necklace she is wearing is fabulous, is it not?!? She didn't want to wear it, she said it was too much; but I didn't give her a choice. I pretty much glued it to her neck. I think it is a perfect accessory to any solid colored top! So there, Nicole! Ha! And the song I chose for this special occasion I chose for a reason. When I hear this song, I always think of her.

Ain't she perdy?!?
And here's all of us but Dallas (he took the picture, thanks dude). From left to right: Misty, Katie (her butt is being grabbed by Nicole, hence the shock on her face, lol), Nicole (the b-day girl and butt- grabbin' friend of mine), and myself. Happy Birthday girlie poo! Hope today is wonderful!
Question Nicole, why did you choose Katie's bum over mine? I may never know...but I do know this- I LOVE this picture of Katie. hahahahaha

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Aubrey!


Happy Birthday to my wonderful niece, Aubrey Ann! Today she turns 9 years old; I can't believe it's been that long since she was born. And what a wonderful little lady she is growing to be! Aubrey, you truly are a special spirit, and I feel so lucky to be your aunt. I love you so much and hope today (and everyday, of course) is just wonderful. Love always,
Aunt Tara

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Welcome Baby Ammon!


AMMON DAVID
Born 9/1/2010



Of course, most everyone knows by now that my little nephew has made his debut into the world. But I still have to post it, lol. Here he is (I stole these pictures from my sis, I know she won't mind me using them), Ammon David born on September 1st (12:41pm), weighing in at 9lbs. 5oz, 21 in. long. A big healthy baby boy! I'm so in love with this little guy, he's super cute! And already letting his mommy and daddy get some sleep. He was already sleeping 4 hours straight (mom had to wake him up to feed him, lol) after just a few days. Now that's a good baby!
Mommy and baby (I LOVE this picture)

Holding Ammon for the first time

Ready to go home!...er, I think.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Click Click Click

Nicole and I went a little crazy taking photos today, oops. We gave eachother makeovers (don't we look divine?!?), and snapped away. Nice comments only allowed! lol ;) Enjoy! I know we both did.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!


Today is my mother's __ th birthday. Don't ask how old, I could get hurt for answering that kind of question. ;) I love you, Mom and hope this day is perfectly spectacular. Happy Birthday!!!


Monday, April 19, 2010

I don't like your face

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The other day a friend of mine, Charlotte, stopped by to visit. On the way out, she decided to tell Charlie goodbye. I don't think he liked that idea. As a matter of fact, I've never seen him behave this way. They chatter when they're really angry/upset; this is the first I've heard him do it. Pretty neat, sad, and funny all at the same time. And I'm pretty sure if Charlotte had actually put her hand in the cage she may have lost it. Poor Charlie boy! :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

April Showers!


I guess this is the season for a lot of things- loud obnoxious birds, crazy pollen, and these weird mosquito type bugs. I mean they are seriously EVERYWHERE! Being the kind soul that I am (lol), I used to just try and catch them so I could release them back outside. The ones that didn't want to be caught, I took pleasure in just smashing them into the walls. I had the best of intentions, but frustration reared it's ugly head, and well, you know the rest. ;) This morning, as like most mornings, there were a couple of these guys flying around in the restroom, ugh. I started my shower and noticed one drowning near my feet, so naturally, I tried to help him drown. But then an overwhelming feeling of guilt came over me, so I had to scoop him up and set him on the shower ledge. In the process, I ripped off a couple of legs (whoopsies, my bad) but he was still alive- I promise. Anyways, I just noticed him dead right where I left him. Moral of the story: there isn't one. I just killed a bug today and thought I'd share. I think I'll flush him now.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The new pad.

I recently moved into a new place, and someone had asked recently why I hadn't posted any pictures yet. So, here ya go! Btw, I love this place; it will be hard to say goodbye when the time comes.


I finally had my TV mounted onto the wall, yay for me!

I just love to keep the blinds open, the view to the outdoors is just gorgeous. And you have to just love the faux french double doors. Beautiful!
My patio- which conveniently has a little gate; this is so convenient when the dogs have to be walked. The flowers are new, and I just planted some herbs recently too. :) You can't really tell in the photos, but there's a pretty good drop just past the doggie poo trash bin. It's neat, but I have to be extra careful never to let the dogs near it.
Just another awesome view! I've already seen what I believe to be a small fox or wild cat and a family of raccoons. I could sit on this patio for hours.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My New Favorite Recipe Blog!

I know a few of you out there have your own recipe blog, and I like them too. :) Don't hate! But I came across this one the other day and just LOVE it! I seriously printed out probably 50 recipes (and have more to print) yesterday and plan on trying them ALL out. This blog is called The Sisters' Cafe, I highly recommend you take your booty on over there and check it out. Even if you don't always like to cook or bake, this might be the blog to help inspire you to create wonderfully delicious (they have several good for you foods, too) meals without all of the hassle. I can't wait to try out every one of these. I wouldn't have ever thought a couple of years ago that I'd get so excited over recipes, but I guess things change as you get older, lol.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April Fools!

I thought I'd gotten off scott-free! No April Fools jokes came my way; boy, was I wrong! I'm known for playing small pranks around the office, so I thought I was being extra careful yesterday. I wasn't careful enough, and my co-workers got ahold of the front bumper of my car. I think the whole credit union was in on it, lol. But can you blame them???
Look at the picture below, I was able to tape this next to his name tag while he was away right before the big rush of the day. Not a single person mentioned it to him (and many many people saw it), lol. And no, this wasn't all I did. I didn't go big this year, just little random things here and there- tumbling paper towel rolls out of the cabinet, taping over the mouth piece on the telephone (it took Brenda forever to figure out why no one could hear her on the other end), replacing the copier paper, taping two dozen cups together at a co-worker's desk and filling them with water, etc.....

Friday, March 26, 2010

Someone Turns 3 Today!

And that someone would be Ms. Cali! :) I couldn't just pick one picture, so I posted several instead (lots from birthdays past). Happy Birthday to my youngest niece. I love you very much; I hope this day is an extra special one.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 2

Here are just a few more pictures that I took from this morning. I don't think too many were actually expecting any accumulation, so this was definitely a surprise to wake up to. Here we are- Day 2 of Spring!







Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome Springtime!!!

Today marks the first day of spring, so it only makes sense for us to celebrate it with some snow flurries right?!? Hey, I'll take it! :) But really, I'm ready for it to warm up a bit. So I welcome spring today with open arms, even if it is snowing today.



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tara's Zoo

I was surprised by this little picture of me and my "zoo" just the other day by Arthur. He works with this person who created this; he used to do this at Six Flags too. I really love it! It has all of the varieties of pets I've ever owned, with the exception of a rabbit and fish. Altogether, all of the animals in my care (though most were just temporary) have consisted of the following: hamster, ferret, turtle, duck, raccoons, a baby opossum, rabbit, sugar gliders, a few birds, several cats, prairie dog, and of course my wonderful dogs. I don't know if you can make it out, but the sign reads "Tara's Zoo". And yes, sometimes I do think I live in one. :) Thanks Arthur, it came out beautifully.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lazy ole' Charlie!



I love it when he falls asleep like this. So cute!

So, I opened his cage to see if maybe he wanted to come out and play. If he could speak, this is what he would have told me- "Shut this door woman! Can't you see I'm trying to sleep!!!". Yeah, I knew better. You see, Mr. Charlie is very particular. If he's not asking to be let out, then you best just leave him be, lol. He actually tries to close the door himself when I do this. He's so funny!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Winter Wonderland in Texas!

FINALLY, I am posting some pictures of our snowfall from last week. BTW, there's still a blob of snow left from my backyard snowman; he'll be gone tomorrow I imagine. :( Oh well, it was great while it lasted. And it wasn't even all that bad shoveling the driveway. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Got my hair did.

It's been a while since I changed my hair, so I decided it had to get done this past weekend. I miss the dark hair, so I decided to go darker yet again and get a much needed haircut. I really love it! And I used a new stylist this time around. She was fabulous! I will definitely be going back to her in the future.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Austin!

I know I haven't blogged in a while, as I don't have computer access as often as I would like these days. There have been a few changes, so it'll be a while till I'm blogging again regularly (if at all, we'll see...). But today marks Austin's 18th birthday- officially an adult! Wowzas!!! :) So Happy Birthday to you!