Sunday, June 27, 2010

A little fun with H&R

Complete overload of Haley & Ryne!

I asked Haley to give me a bunch of different facial expressions and this is what i got!

I start at my new office tomorrow so it'll be a complete "culture shock" from what I hear!

Have a great week!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Game Night

It seems like the older I get fun is still be had by all! Last night I went over to a friends house to have game night and eat dinner! Amber and her husband Kris had a few of us get together last night since Amber is 6 months pregnant and has kidney stones which causes her to not want to do anything after work but lay down! {sorry for such a long sentence}I don't blame her. But she's still stunning as her baby bump grows!

I can't wait to meet baby Avery in just a few short months and take her newborn pictures.

We started the night by eating Shepard's Pie or as Richard would say " German Shepard Pie"

The picky one out of us all!

The we moved on to play Apple to Apples. If you have never played this game you are missing out! Well we missed out on the real way to play for the first 2 hours.

Then someone had a bright idea to switch up the cards and play the opposite way since the green cards were running out so fast.

Then Donavan read the box and indeed it said, "pass out 7 RED cards to each player then one person picks a GREEN card to read aloud. Pick a RED card you would think best belongs with the GREEN card." {or something of that sort}

Needless to say laughs were had by many!

Of course I brought over the electric ice cream maker and had what tasted like chocolate frosty's from Wendys. Sorry Dave Thomas, but I know your secret recipe for making the most delicious Frosty ever!!!

Then the ladies talked about buying houses {which if you follow me on Twitter or FB you'll know I'm looking to buy a house so my sister & her 2 babies can live with me}.

Next thing we know its after midnight and I still had to drive around the corner to go home. I wasn't sure I was going to make it since its just a long way away. I'll have you know that I made it within 15 seconds and was in bed 10 minutes later!

Have a great weekend y'all!

Friday, June 25, 2010

5 Signs You Might Be Addicted To Facebook

I saw this on the local news website and thought is was so true that I'd like to share with you! I have a friend who has Facebook open 24/7, well minus the time she sleeps! But I would say she is a Facebook addict! Now don't get me wrong I'm completely addicted to my iPhone so I always have Facebook and Twitter in my hands!Maybe this article will help us out? Who knows!

Heed The Warnings Of Facebook Addiction
Amanda Keim, Contributing writer

Facebook has made it easy to keep up with old friends and let folks know what's going on in your world. In some cases, that second part comes a little too easily.

While Facebook is a great way to share big news or plan events, a lot of the minutiae of our lives is better kept private -- just because you can press that "share" button doesn't mean you should disclose every little detail of your day.

Your friends may love you, but seeing every excruciating detail of your weekend fridge-cleaning adventures in their newsfeeds is a bit much.

If you can't keep that impulse in check, it may be time to put down your mobile phone and step away from the Facebook account. After all, admitting you have a problem is the first step toward recovery.

Facebook Addiction Sign No. 5: Ready, Set, Type!
Posting Endless Status Updates

A status update is meant to be a quick, often witty, comment letting your friends know what's going on in your life at a given moment. It's not supposed be a constant stream of consciousness.

Changing that status a couple times a day makes sense. After all, it's easy to jump on Facebook, browse your newsfeed, put in your two cents and jump off.

But when your updates approach, say, five times an hour, you're just spewing spam. For instance, nobody but yourself will find a play-by-play of your lunch -- from waiting in line to eating that last crumb -- intriguing.

Think of status updates as a highlight reel. Stick to one comment summing up the entire experience you want to convey. That way, your friends will look forward to your updates instead of rolling their eyes when your name pops up yet again.

Facebook Addiction Sign No. 4: My Eyes! They're Burning!
Sharing Photos Better Left Unshared

You're proud that you survived some horrific injury and the subsequent medical procedure to fix it. Let's say you were building a deck when you had a horrible accident that resulted in an emergency room visit, 20 stitches, a lot of bloody bandages and a 4-inch long nail to keep as a souvenir.

We're glad you're OK and didn't sustain a serious, permanent injury. We're even proud of you for getting through the whole ordeal with only a few brave tears. That doesn't mean we want to see photos of a nail sticking through your hand when we log onto Facebook.

And it's not just blood. Photos of you trying to look sexy for your boyfriend or girlfriend, that series of pictures of your buddy puking in the bushes after having a little too much to drink, your kid's first successful potty in the toilet -- by all means, take these photos and keep them for posterity.

Just don't force the images on your friends.

Facebook Addiction Sign No. 3: Just Put Down The Phone!
There's A Time And A Place For Status Updates

Over sharing isn't the only symptom of a Facebook addiction. Signs of obsession are also evident when you pick completely inappropriate times to update your page.

One big Facebook faux pas is updating while driving. "Haha, I just passed a 15 mph sign and I'm going 45. Oops! Hey, are those lights?" "Just got a ticket. *&#$. So much for weekend plans. Looks like I'll be stuck in traffic school. 9"

Let's dissect this one. You're not only speeding, but you're commenting on your horrible driving online in real time -- while behind the wheel.

Don't expect too much sympathy from your friends when the actions you chronicled on Facebook prove that yes, you really did deserve that ticket. Next time, just wait to update your status and focus on the road.

Facebook Addiction Sign No. 2: Wish I Had Known Sooner
Breaking Big News Through Facebook Posts

Getting to share big news with friends you would have otherwise lost touch with is one of Facebook's big perks. It may be the only way old friends from elementary school find out you're getting married, or having a kid, or just landed your dream job.

But while Facebook is a great way to share those things with old friends you haven't seen in a long time, it shouldn't be the way your siblings or best friends find out that news.

Could you imagine finding out your brother is engaged thanks to a Facebook relationship update? Or broadcasting to the world you're pregnant before you tell your parents they're going to have a grandchild?

By all means, share your big accomplishment with all of your Facebook friends. Just wait until you've had a chance to call your inner circle and tell them personally before it's broadcast to the wider world.

Facebook Addiction Sign No. 1: What Status? I'm Right Here
Putting Facebook Above Real-Life Connections

Checking in on Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with old friends. Still, there is one better method to keeping those relationships intact: hanging out in real life.

Sure, it's tough to schedule time to grab lunch with every single friend you have. But when those opportunities do come along, savor them. Spend that time talking and sharing a few moments together. Don't spend it glancing at your phone every few minutes to peruse other people's latest Facebook updates.

Those old friends you keep up with on Facebook are friends for a reason: You enjoyed spending time with them before you went your separate ways and had to depend on Facebook to stay connected.

So when the chance to renew that friendship in person comes along, don't cheapen it by preferring to stay engrossed in your Facebook account the whole time. Those new updates from other people you haven't seen in a long time will still be there to read when you're done with lunch.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday {with a few words}

Maybe Twitter should get more capacity.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day, Dad!

This Fathers Day started off with the family at church.

All of us {the 10 of us} gave Dad a new grill!

He tried to clean the old one yesterday to prepare for today when he found out the bottom has rusted out and was only going to collapse on the next use.

Then we headed home to make these bad boys!

Which led to making homemade chocolate ice cream!

At first the motor didn't want to cooperate but thankfully dad was there with his knife to give the motor a little stab to get going.

After lunch and ice cream Haley wanted us to watch her new favorite movie Enchanted. Which caused most of us to take a nap. Although if I didn't fall asleep I'm sure it was really cute. There's more Enchanted in the future i just know! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebrating your Dad!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Peterson Wedding

One of my best friends, Ashley, married her soulmate, Donavan, who happens to live across the street from me. When I first moved into the neighborhood 8 years ago, Donavan actually wanted to take me on a date. Little did he know, my dad made him fill out a "date my daughter application". After 20 questions- he failed! Needless to say Ashley married him and I did not. He's absolutely perfect for Ashley and brings out the best in her. She's moving out to Texas with him in August so he can finish up school.

Me & Ryan

Love this picture Kris captured.

All the crazy groomsmen

The lovely bridemaids

The hot couple

Mr. & Mrs. Peterson

**Side note: Some pictures were taken by Kris Judd**

**Sneak Peek** Madelyn Rose

This sweet little girl is my moms best friend's granddaughter. Madelyn Rose was born on May 24 at 12:08 p.m. weighing 6 lbs 11 oz.. & 20 inches long I asked Kristen if she's even been able to hold Madelyn and of course she said that Nana has been taking over. Who wouldn't want to just hold this precious little one?

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