Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend in Pictures

We had a fabulous time celebrating the soon to be Mrs. Emerson this past Saturday. I am exhausted, so all your getting is some pictures of the days events. Enjoy!















































Friday, June 12, 2009

Longest post ever...

what.a.week. I have to admit, I am glad that one is over, and that it is Friday.
On Monday, I took little miss for yet another 6-month ear check up (she had bi-lateral tubes put in her ears in April of 2007), and after what I thought would just be another "everything looks good, we will see you in 6 months", I got some not so great news. It seems as though the tube in her right ear as shifted, instead of falling out like it is supposed to. Her ear sealed the hole where the tube once was, sealing the tube in her ear in the process. The tube in her left ear is right at home, and is showing no signs of coming out in the near future. Since they have been in for over 2 years, it is time for them to fall out (most tubes dislodge themselves at the year mark or so.) What does this mean? It means that on July 14th, baby girl will be put to sleep so that Dr. P can go in and remove both tubes. She did great when we had them put in, so I am sure that all will be fine, but still. No Mommy likes the idea of her child to having to be put to sleep. It just plain stinks.
Tuesday was pretty uneventful. Thankyouverymuch.
Wednesday, the storm hit. literally. Ava and I found ourselves sprinting to the clubhouse, as a tornado was reported up the street. We live in a 3rd floor apartment, and I was home with her by myself. My dumbass husband decided to go to the store. Without telling me. During a severe thunderstorm complete with a tornado. So Ava and I hung out with my neighbor...

The storms kept rolling the next morning, which was great during my morning commute. I ride the train into Dallas everyday to save on parking and gas. Usually this is fine. I get to put on my makeup and listen to the ipod and get 30 minutes just to myself everyday. I usually welcome this ride. But NOT when it is storming. See, the trains are electric -- so trains and storms don't really mix. And, it as a MONSOON when i arrived at the station. My trusty umbrella inverted itself as I was getting out of my car. I was soaked head to toe before I even got to the train. Finally, it arrived and I climbed on and secured a seat. jackpot. i began applying my foundation, then, powder, and so on. If was after I finished my face that I realized the train wasn't moving anymore. So we sat. and sat. and sat. Finally the operator informed us that all the signals were out, and they would get us moving in a few short minutes. One hour and forty minutes later, I was one stop away from my office. The wonderful operator came across again to inform us that the train in front of us was having issues, and we would be waiting. again. so i got off and walked the final 3 blocks to work. in flip flops. in the rain. Such a great start to the day!

Moving on to Friday, also known as dumbass day for all those I work with. Finally it was lunch time, and I thought, "Perfect, I can read my blogs!" and that is when all hell broke lose. they.blocked.all.blogs. WHAT.THE.HELL?!?! Now what am I supposed to do at work? Sadly, I am now going to have to wait until the evenings to read all of your wonderful blogs! Such a sad, sad, day.

But, things can only go up from here right? So tomorrow I am celebrating the soon to be Mrs. Emerson with her Bachlorette Party.



We are going to brunch

We will check in to The W in Victory Park


After getting settled in the suite, we are heading to the pool,

Dinner in Uptown



Then to Ghostbar, where serious people-watching will ensue.



And I for one, cant wait. I am so looking forward to a day of relaxing!
Have a great weekend everyone!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What are you doing in here baby?


Ava loves talking to herself in front of the mirror. I finally got it on video. priceless. she was soo embarrassed! I love that I will have this as blackmail in the years to come!

video

I see a lellow duck lookin at me!


I got the Flip video camera back in January, and I am in love! This is one of my favorites of Ava! Please enjoy her version of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See" by Eric Carl.





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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Justin's ABC's


Justin's 26 ABC's


A - Age: 27
B - Bed size: full.
C - Chore you hate: load/unload the dish washer.
D - Dog's name: none.
E - Essential start your day item: shower.
F - Favorite color: blue.
G - Gold or Silver: silver.
H - Height: 6'1
I - Instruments you play: my voice.
J - Job title: medical production kit room assistant.
K - Kid(s):One--Ava Lea.
L - Living arrangements: I live with my wife and daughter.
M - Mom's name: Vicki.
N - Nicknames: boot, emo.
O - Overnight hospital stay: when i had my appendix removed.
P - Pet Peeve: drama.
Q - Quote from a movie: "i got her number. how do you like them apples?" --Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.
R - Right or left handed: right.
S - Siblings: one brother, one sister.
T - Time you wake up: 7, unless i am car-pooling with my wife--then she starts waking me up at 5:30 a.m.
U - Underwear: briefs.
V - Vegetable you dislike: peas.
W - Ways/Reasons you run late: i take a little too long getting ready.
X - X-rays you've had: jaw, arm, hand.
Y - Yummy food you make: i am usually the cook--so i guess i make everything well. candace says i'm a pro at making grilled cheese.
Z - Zoo animals you like: gorillas, alligators.

one fish, two fish...

Baby girl and I spent the morning here...she loves the water!!
how do you spend your Summer Sundays?

Friday, June 5, 2009

The ABC's of Ava



A - Age: 3 --but I will be 4 on August Fust

B - Bed size: Full

C - Chore you hate: picking up my room --but mommy makes me.

D - Dog's name: i have 4 dogs, all named dog. I have to have them in my bed every night or I will cry.
E - Essential start your day item: dora yogurt.

F - Favorite color: pink.

G - Gold or Silver: i am not really into jewelry yet, but I have a silver baby bracelet.

H - Height: I am 38 inches tall.

I - Instruments you play: I am a singer. Look out AI ---here i come!

J - Job title: Miss Priss. It's my job to run the show.
K - Kid(s): I have a few --- Bethany, little baby, itty bitty, and my absolute favorite--big giant baby. (seriously all of their names)

L - Living arrangements: i live in richardson, texas with the rents.

M - Mom's name: Candace Marie
N - Nicknames: Avey, Avalicious, Bear, little miss, A .

O - Overnight hospital stay: when i was born.
P - Pet Peeve: when daddy doesn't listen to me.

Q - Quote from a movie: "If my dad is your dad, and my mom is your mom, then were like...sisters! Halley, we're like twins!". --Parent Trap ((Baby girl can seriously quote this... doesn't this make me mother of the year?))

R - Right or left handed: right.

S - Siblings: NONE. but i am always telling my mommy that i want a baby brother.
T - Time you wake up: 6 on the week days. around 7 on the weekends.

U - Underwear: i love me some hello-kitty panties, along with dora and my little pony.

V - Vegetable you dislike: ALL. seriously all of them. even when i was just a little baby. so mommy makes me take a vitamin everyday, even though i don't really like those either.

W - Ways/Reasons you run late: mommy makes sure i am always on time!
X - X-rays you've had: none.

Y - Yummy food you make: dirt pie. --pretend mac'n'cheese, and pretend spaghetti! I'm a natural in the kitchen, so i definitely take after my daddy.

Z - Zoo animals you like: the birds that i get to feed, and the alligators!
Thanks for getting to know me a little bit better! Next up? My daddy!!!

The ABC's of Me


I saw this on another blog, and thought it was so cute. I thought it would be fun to do the ABC's of our little family. First up? Yours truly.

Candace's 26 ABC's
A - Age: 23--almost 24

B - Bed size: Queen

C - Chore you hate: cleaning bathrooms

D - Dog's name: we don't have her anymore, but her name was Maddi

E - Essential start your day item: Dt. Mt. Dew

F - Favorite color: black

G - Gold or Silver:i used to be an only silver girl--but now i love gold

H - Height: 5'4

I - Instruments you play: none. but i used to play the trumpet. be jealous.

J - Job title: corporate event coordinator. it sounds so much more glamorous that what it really is.

K - Kid(s): Ava Lea Emerson.

L - Living arrangements: i live in richardson, texas with my hubbs and baby girl.

M - Mom's name: Carroll--Ha! But she goes by Carrie.

N - Nicknames: bugs, buggsy, buggsers --thanks, mom and dad. i will never outgrow this.

O - Overnight hospital stay: when i had miss priss.

P - Pet Peeve: people chewing with there mouths open. disgusting.

Q - Quote from a movie: "But my lips hurt real bad!". --Napoleon Dynamite.

R - Right or left handed: right.

S - Siblings: are your ready for this? 7 . 5 sisters and 2 brothers.

T - Time you wake up: 5:30 on the week days. 7 on the weekends--if I am lucky.

U - Underwear: whatever is clean :)

V - Vegetable you dislike: ALL. except for green beans. those are yummy.

W - Ways/Reasons you run late: I am NEVER late. unless i am forced to carpool with my husband.

X - X-rays you've had: full body --- i used to work for a chiropractor, and it was part of his "new patient procedures".

Y - Yummy food you make: cupcakes. I love to bake--I don't cook.

Z - Zoo animals you like: monkeys and tigers.


Thanks for getting to know me a little better. Next up? Precious Ava.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The top 6...

unimportant things that make me happy.

1. Sugarland. Loud in the car, at the top of my lungs--Miss A knows every word to every song. She is my sugar baby.



2. Twilight. the entire series. I know I know, I got sucked in. Even I couldn't believe it at first. But i love love loved all of the books--- I'm even contimplating reading them again.




3. Pigtails. No matter how old she gets, I still think my baby girl looks adorable in her pigtails.


4. Naps. I love curling up in the middle of the afternoon and taking a nap. On the weekends, Ava and I eat lunch and then suggle in the big bed--best.time.ever.


5. Eating breakfast for dinner. Even if it is only a bowl of cereal, i think it taste so much better at night. On really special nights, we will have the whole spread--scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, sausage, and toast--heaven on a plate.



6. Gossip Websites. People.com, celebrity-babies.com, celebrity-gossip.net, and usmagazine.com, and of course, perezhilton.com --i know its trashy, but i still love them. don't judge me.

thats all I have for now. I think tomorrow I will blog about 20 things I hate...stay tuned :)