Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm Smiling Because I Can--Even Though Braces Suck.

It's Tuesday which means that I co-host an AH-MAZING link party with my sassy bloggy bestie, Shawn. Are you ready to link up with us? We have no rules so why not?

This week, I'm completing my 10 Things to Smile About with Emmy Mom. Ready?

1. Having an amazing weekend ALONE {bow chica bow wow} with my hubby in Texas for the wedding of our friends Jeffica {aka Jeff and Jessica}. Thank you, Mom, for keeping Emma. You're the best!

2. Getting to see the Hunger Games midnight premiere with a couple of my IRL besties, Slush and Kiss. Gale is HOT! There. I said it. And look at the goodies that JK put together for us:

She is so creative! I love her! I didn't drink the sleep syrup or eat those cookies {yet} but a couple of people that were with me DID and they drank a lot more than these 2 bottles!

3. Playing my latest addiction, Scramble, and getting my highest score yet! BOOYAH!

4. Squeezing into a pair of Miss Me jeans that my mom got me for Christmas makes me really smile...especially since I couldn't get them over my chunky-ass thighs in December.

5. Losing close to 20 pounds since January 1 makes me smile.

6. This girl. Enough said.

7. Finding an app that counts down big events for me makes me smile too. HELLO CALIFORNIA VACAY!!! 

8. Mom and Dad opened the pool last weekend. Pool parties and water volleyball will be here soon! Who doesn't wanna smile about summertime?

9. FaceTiming with Kiss while she was slightly intoxicated made me smile. I would post some funny and completely inappropriate pics of that night but she would kill me.

10. A sweet pic of BOTH of my girls cuddling on the couch makes me smile. 

Linking up here today:

Join our parties and we'll show you some love in return!

P.S. I'm thinking about doing a Q&A session for next Tuesday's TTUT post. If you want me to answer your question, leave it for me in the comments. Anonymous questions are welcome too because I'm cool like that.



becca said...

so jealous i want to see Hunger Games so badly

Delilah Love said...

Dang it, I want to go see Hunger Games so bad. Our babysitter just had a baby so I'm thinking she would object to me dropping off 5 kids on her doorstep. Sigh....

Date Girl said...

Those Hunger Games snacks are awesome!! JK is pretty creative!

You two look fabulous! Glad you had fun at the wedding.

I wanna play you scramble. I've missed our epic wwf battles. Message me for my username (it's the same as wwf).

Awww love the Lexie Emma pics. I can't wait to take those with Roo and Monkey!

Shawn said...

You look incredible! Bow Chick A Wow Wow is right!

JK is so freaking awesome! I need to ride her butt for not sending me a swag bag...

Scramble is way too addicting and I'm proud to say that we are close to even with our wins and losses against one another!

Nothing makes an ass look better than Miss Me jeans. I cannot wait to see you rock them in just 36 days!

I listen to her fight with you saying "my Shawn" all of the time, she makes me smile too!

I need to get more drunk friends!

We haven't talked since spring break...;(

Xazmin said...

I'm disappointed that you didn't put a pic of your hotness in those jeans. Seriously.

Also, I'm glad you were able to have some alone time with your hubby. And that you were so romantic that you serenaded him with NKOTB. That's true love right there.

Are we cool? I mean with the whole Mike Brady thing, I'm still worried about the future of our relationship...

Nadine Hightower said...

High Five!! 20 pounds!! That's some serious willpower you got gal!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Bow Chica Bow Wow is right - you and your hubby look awesome! Some alone time does wonders, doesn't it? ;)

And WooHoo! on the 20 lbs! Way to go!

I respectfully request you take lots of pictures (and share) of your California trip so we can live vicariously through you. ;)


LOVE the cool goodies JK put together for your Hunger Games event - how awesome are they...and she? :)

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Stacie said...

Hunger Games is on my list for this weekend, for sure!

And, you go girl! Keeping up with the weight loss. I've lost 10 in the last month...but not because I have been trying!

And, your girls make my heart melt, they look so sweet together.

Heathers Happenings said...

You guys look great!!

I really could have used those For the weeping at the reaping tissues. I'll admit, I cried during the reaping and when Rue was killed.

I'll say it again.....Awwwww Emma is just to adorable!

allstarme said...

Ok so no one has asked you a question yet? I don't even know what to ask! How about... if you really had to choose... and I mean really... would you pick Gale or Peeta. Because you're right: Gale is totally hot. But did you read the books? He loses a lot of points in book 3.

Nicole said...

You guys look so cute and I love that dress & shoes!

Dee Stephens said...

You do look hot! Not sure where the wedding was but your backdrop looks like a winery?
Love the picture of the beagle with the baby girl :-)

Megan W said...

That JK is cute the creative lady! I can't wait to go see Hunger Games! My sister is visiting and we plan on going this week. Yay! Ok, is Scramble better than WWF? And by better, I mean will I be able to actually beat people? Happy TTUT!

Marisa said...

Look at you hot mama! You're looking absolutely fabulous. And that baby of yours....what a doll!!!

Love the Hunger Games snacks, those are just awesome. Thanks for being here! Let's lose that weight together!!!

Emmy said...

Love JK's gifts! How awesome are those. I loved the movie! Though, yes they should have brought some of the food into it a little more- as the hunger of hunger games wasn't talked about enough.

You and your husband look great! Looks like he needs a new shirt too since losing weight. And Emma is such a doll.

Thanks so much for linking up with me!

VandyJ said...

You look awesome! AND so cute with your hubby!
Sorry, not a Hunger Games fan here. Just can't get into the subject matter of the books.
Hmmm, a question? Let's see...Oh I know! What's you favorite kind of underwear?

Lady Goo Goo Gaga said...

OMG I am so jealous!! I wish i had a friend that would make me something from Mellark bakery or give me sleep syrup!!!!!! Amazing

Amy said...

Well I just have to say that you and your hubby look SOOO good!! All that hard work you're doing is paying off, because you guys just look like the hottest blond couple ever!

missy. said...

all fabulous reasons to smile.

girl you and hubs look fabulous. this diet is doing it's job. so proud of you!!

hunger games? so good and gale is so yummy. damn miley cirus for dating him. it almost makes me find him unattractive.. boo

love you!

Worthington said...

Your little girl is just too cute for words. Seriously!

Daisy said...

Wow, well done you on all that weightloss!That is amazing.
Loving those hunger games goodies, what a great idea.
your little one is ADORABLE, what a cutiepie :)

Blond Duck said...

Congrats on losing 20 lbs! That's awesome!

Jonni Baloney said...

You look beautiful! Love the shoes. :)

Congrats on the 20. Well done!

Chell said...

Lovin' those shoes!
WTG- for 20lbs! WOOT WOOT!

I love a good kid free fun weekend away! ALways good for the soul every once in a while.

I refuse to download another game. LOL I am such a game addict... the hubs hates it!

kourtney said...

Love this! You guys looked GREAT at the wedding! LOVE that you're rockin' the pounds off, you're doing so well!! How LUCKY to have parents with a pool! I'd be over there every stinking day! Your 2 girls are just precious! :)

Dazee Dreamer said...

I love scramble and can't stand it that everyone takes at least a day to play it back. I'm weird that way.

Hunger Games. Loved it, pissed that Catching Fire isn't coming out till November 2013 and Gale is super hot, but I'm on team Peeta.

Sarah Kate said...

I keep forgetting that you have braces!!!!! The ones you have are so unnoticable!!!

Heck yeah on the 20 pounds!!!!! You're going to be runway model skinny by the end of the year at this rate!!!

jennykate77 said...

You're kicking azz on the scales!! You look amazing...such a skinny biotch...and I mean that in the nicest way possible.

Emma and Lexie together cuddling on the couch is precious!

You and M are looking smokin' hott! Glad you guys got a grown-ups weekend...doing grown-up things. ;O

Can't wait for Cali!!

MiMi said...

You guys look fabulous!!!
I'd dry hump yer leg if I was there.
For reals.
And Emma. She's so freaking adorable. I die.

Steph said...

Look at Miss Emma and your pup! So cute! Did you have the pup first?

I'm hoping our baby girl and the pups will be BFFs.

My Inner Chick said...

--What a great post.

The photo of your 2 babies is Classic & Fab.

Congrats on fitting into your Miss Me jeans!


Johanson Family said...

Well even though those shoes gave you some bad ass blisters, you look like a lil' hot rod! You and the hubs are super cute together and yes, I agree-- lil' Emma, 'nuff said. I am not a reader so I've not felt the Hunger Games pull but am sure I'll see the movie when the hype wears down or when my kids move out and I have time to watch something for myself.
Question.. hmm...
Do you have any desire to cut your hair for the changing seasons?
I ask this b/c I've been trying to hard to grow my hair and I don't know what it is but I feel this need to cut it and I"m trying so hard to hold back. Long hair is awesome.. when I say short, I mean a tad longer than a bob. anyhoo...
Question: When are we hookin up to meet, let our kids play and are you coming to the Blog conference in September with JK or WHAT!?!

you still reading this?


Johanson Family said...

oh and I meant to add-- I have some miss me jeans and went to put them on and couldn't get my toe in them. I went to the store-- got the SAME SIZE and they were loose! WHAT!!?! I had no idea but they have relaxed styles for the same size and they fit just as nice and I still can feel good about myself--- but those darn regular fit jeans-- who are those made for anyway!?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, you do have a lot to smile about. Whenever you want your 20# back I have him. Let me know.

hotpants™ said...

That's such a great pic of you two. You look fabulous!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

You are adorable. I found your 20 lbs.

Mercy D'souza said...

Awwww....what a cute pic of Emma, she is adorable!

Connie Weiss said...

Do you know what made me smile?

Driving through downtown Huntington Beach and picturing us there together in just ONE MONTH!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I totally loved the Hunger Games. Hope you loved it as much as I did!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I just now read the first Hunger Games book. I want to read the rest right away now! :) Love the little movie pack that "Slush" made for you guys. So creative!

I can't wait for our Vacay! xoxo

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Oh and woot! woot! on your new jeans success! Yaay! (Just be healthy, OK?)