Friday, November 30, 2012

A blog post.

Hello there my 16 followers! I am so happy to have you follow this silly little blog.

I don't really have much to say today so I'm just going to recap this week and tell you about my weekend plans. 

Are you hanging onto the edge of your seat? I'm sure you are. You're all "that KellyAnne has the most exciting life"..... I know, my fans, I know. I do.

On Monday Hazel and I made sugar cookies. That was literally the most exciting part of my week. 
Isn't she the cutest?
Look at the proud face. 
We went thrift shopping in Augusta and I got these little cuties. 
(Santa cookie jar and snowmen salt and pepper shaker- for those of you who are blind)

Well this past week has been very tiring for me. I haven't been able to get out of bed before 8. (Even though Hazel comes in there around 6:30-7. Thank goodness for Christmas movies.) 

Callie has been getting up 2 or 3 times a night- having to go to the bathroom. I feel like I have a newborn again. I guess she's preparing me. And Hazel has been crazier than normal. She is always crazy, she is the most active 2.5 year old that I know, but lately she's been on another level even for her. So that's been fun. But on a brighter note, in between destroying my house and running around like a crazy person ANY (and every) time I hand her something she says "Thank you Mommy." Which just really melts my heart. Manners are important to me and I'm so happy she's getting the hang of it. And every time I sneeze or cough she says "Okay mommy?" Such a caring crazy soul. 

I guess just the stress of the hot water heater messing up, Callie being cripple, Hazel being crazy, and trying to get back into the gym has just been a lot. I feel like I clean my house all day and it is dirty by the next day. The laundry is endless. I need a vacation. 

But I'm proud to report that Jonathan & I have been to the gym every day except Wednesday and we're going again tonight. 

We won't go to the gym tomorrow because we're going to go get our Christmas tree and decorations. Stay tuned for pictures.

I think we will make a tradition of getting our tree on December 1st every year. We get a real tree so anything before that and it just becomes a big mess. I think Hazel is going to LOVE it. Every time we pass any kind of Christmas lights she screams "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
It is the cutest thing.

We're also going to get Elf of The Shelf tomorrow to start that. I think she's going to love it. :) I know you can't wait to see what he does each day. I promise it won't be original. Thanks to Pinterest I know longer need originality. I hope you people know sarcasm is. I am just reeking of it today. 

Ok well I'm going to go Pin some stuff and watch my girl crush Ellen now instead of doing the endless housework.
She is my role model. I am obsessed. 

This is happening tonight.

You Stay Classy San Diego

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

So What Wednesday

Well I'm jumping on the bandwagon and doing ANOTHER link-up.

You read that right. Ever since Holly taught me how to do a link-up I've been excited to do another one.

Today I'll be linking up with Shannon. I've been a fan of her for a while but never left her a comment or anything... Hi Shannon. I'm a total creep who's doing a link up without having ever spoken to you.


-If I took a shower and got ready for no reason other than to not look like a total hobo and as soon as I blow dry and straighten my hair Hazel gets something sticky all in it and now I can't even run my hands through it.
-If I read my book all day instead of doing anything productive. You people want dinner... again?
-If while I'm typing this my child is destroying the one room in the house I did pick up today
-If all I want to do is get all my Christmas decorations up
-If I'm craving breakfast for dinner for the 3rd time this week. Wait... It's only Wednesday?

That's all for now!

Until Next Time

Monday, November 26, 2012

A whole lot happened on my Thanksgiving

Okay! After spending the entire day scrubbing my house on Wednesday we finally packed up and got in the car to head to Augusta to see Jonathan's family for Thanksgiving. Does anyone else have the strangest obsession with making sure the ENTIRE house is spotless before you leave to go out of town. I can't have a good "vacation" without knowing that all the laundry in the house is done, all the trash taken out, all the floors clean, beds made, bathrooms spotless. Its the weirdest thing. BUT I love coming home to a long weekend of traveling and having a clean house.

ANYWAY. On Wednesday, while I was cleaning, Callie spent the majority of the day on the couch. Which isn't unheard of from her, she is lazy. But usually she follows me around and lays in whatever room I'm in. Not on Wednesday. She didn't move from the sofa all day. I finally made her go outside to the bathroom around lunch time and noticed she didn't really want to come back up the stairs... I thought she was just being lazy. Before we got on the road to Augusta we had to drop a couple things off at our friends house so we let Callie out to tee tee and she was REALLY favoring her right leg but she could still put weight on it and could still run so I thought maybe she just twisted it or something. On the way we stopped at a gas station and I let her out again and she couldn't bear weight on her leg so I started to panic. If you know me you know that I have a crazy obsession with this dog. She is the best dog and loves me more than anyone else. BUT it was the day before thanksgiving at 8 o'clock at night. So we kept on trucking to Augusta and thought maybe she broke her foot and we would find a vet on Friday because no one would be open on Thanksgiving. BUT as soon as we got to Augusta we let her out and she couldn't move either of her back legs. She was dragging them on the ground. I lost it. Here my favorite animal in the whole world couldn't even walk. I know all about miniature dachshunds and their back issues so I knew it had to be something with that. I told Jonathan to look up a 24 hour vet (praying it wouldn't be an hour away- but regardless we would have driven that far). I knew something bad was going on and it wasn't something we could just wait until after Thanksgiving over. He found one and thankfully it was only 10 minutes away. So we got Hazel to sleep and then went to the vet. I was a crying mess. I just knew she had broken her back and we were going to have to put her down. 

So they evaluated her and came in to tell us the news. She either had a ruptured disk or it was swollen causing temporary paralysis. I lost it again. I knew what that meant. She would have to have surgery. This surgery was going to be outrageously expensive and we wouldn't be able to afford it and rather than her suffer we were going to have to put her down. I would lose my best friend. The day before Thanksgiving... when just 24 hours earlier she was perfectly healthy and running and playing. So I was bawling like a baby and Jonathan went to talk to the vet to see what our options were. Since surgery was out of the question, we had to try the only thing we could and that is steroid treatment. The vet said that since she deteriorated so quickly that we would know very quickly if the steroids would work or if we would have to put her down. So we prayed and prayed and prayed. I cried a lot and none of us got much sleep that night. I just couldn't stop crying. It felt as though I was losing my child and there was nothing I could do. It was a terrible feeling. So the next day was Thanksgiving. I hadn't slept much and now I had a cripple dog that needed pretty much constant care because she kept wanting to walk around. So while we were eating we put her in a crate, gave her all her medicine and thankfully she didn't make any noise. Usually when we put her in her crate she is constantly crying and whining. Thanksgiving went well... I tried not to focus on it and tried to enjoy family and being thankful but I was on the verge of tears the entire time. All that day and night she hadn't gone to the bathroom since we left the house so it was over 24 hours of her not going so I started to worry so we went back to the vet and she taught us how to "express her bladder"... basically you just put pressure on her bladder until she goes. The vet we went to was SO nice. She dealt with my crying like a baby and was just so patient with us. She didn't charge us for the second visit and she said if we needed to come back she wouldn't charge us again. So we've been doing that since Wednesday. The vet said to keep checking her "deep pain" which is basically just squeezing in between her back toes and if she flinches away then she still has that feeling in the legs and that is a good thing. So we've also been testing that since Wednesday and she still has it now. She can still wag her tail and pull her legs away from pain. Today I took her outside to express her bladder and as soon as I lifted her legs she started going on her own!! This is a huge step and something I thought we would have to wait a couple months for her to do. We've been talking about her quality of life and when we would have to put her down and that was one thing we both decided that we wouldn't do the rest of her life; make her go to the bathroom. If she couldn't do that on her own then we would put her down. We could deal with a cripple dog but not one that couldn't use the bathroom by itself. So that is a huge step for her! So now its basically a waiting game. We are still giving her the steroids and pain medicine and she is perfectly content to sit on the sofa or in her crate if I have to go somewhere. Please keep the prayers coming for her and pray that she regains her back leg strength so that she can walk again! We will go to the vet here sometime this week.

On to the next issue: we got a call on Friday (we were still in Augusta) from our HOA saying that the emergency leak valve from our hot water heater was "gushing" water. So we got someone to turn the water off and called our friend to go over there and check it out. He said that there was a little puddle bur it wasn't gushing. Our neighbor is batshitcrazy (and a total control freak... she watches for when we put our trash out). So anyway right now there is a guy tinkering around down there and trying to figure out the problem with the hot water heater. I am praying we don't have to replace the whole thing! 

But other than those 2 things our Thanksgiving was great. It is always so awesome seeing my in-laws and letting them hang out with Hazel. I think that family is very important and I love how much Hazel loves them! 

And I didn't realize till after the fact that we didn't take a single picture on Thanksgiving. I'm the mother of the year.... send me my plaque. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What I'm Thankful for!

Well since tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I probably will be slaving away all day with my in-laws cooking I figured I'd go ahead and tell you all what I am thankful for! And also we are staying at the only house in America that doesn't have the internet. You read that right. 3G all weekend babyyyy...

Here is what I'm thankful for:

- God. First and for most I wouldn't be where I am today without His guidance. 

- My husband. He makes me laugh and smile more than anyone ever has or ever will. I think that laughter is VERY important in a marriage, especially when you're young and have a young child. If you can't find humor in your life then it will be miserable. Don't take life too seriously. Plus he is so good looking! see....

- My baby. Although she is over 2 1/2 years old, (she'll be 3 in march & I am baffled by that. When will I get over this feeling?) she is my baby. She will always be my baby. She saved me from myself and has taught me how to be a better person. I want her to always know that she can come to me for anything. And although she has only been on this Earth for 2 1/2 years, she is wise beyond her years. She has the best sense of humor I've ever seen in a child and anyone who knows her will say the same thing. She LOVES to make people laugh and I love that about her. 

- My dog. You might this one is stupid but I am very, very thankful for my dog. She brings me an immense amount of joy. She is really my sole mate. She has been there through tears, smiles, sickness, happiness, and every night to sleep. She is a spoiled rotten mama's girl. 

- My family. They are crazy, loud, and opinionated but I love them so. I wouldn't change anything about any of them. And am proud of every single one of them.

- My house. It may not be the biggest or it may not have the nicest things but it is mine. It is safe, secure, and warm and I am so proud of it. Being a homeowner is blessing and I do not take it for granted. 

- My health. I know so many people who are going through so many health issues and I am so very, very thankful that I and my family have great health. It is another thing that I do not take for granted. 

- My life. I am thankful for all of the things that I have. I am not going to list them all but always remember that someone out there is wishing and praying for what you already have. And that comparison is the thief of joy.

- My friends. I'm not going to list them all but you know who you are. I have lost many through my many trials of my life but the ones who have stuck through are the real ones and I am so thankful for you all!

- My church. Brown's Bridge Community Church. We are totally in love with our church and all the people who go there. We are just recently getting involved and everyone I meet makes me love it even more. It is such a warm and welcoming place and that is hard to find in such a big church. 

- I am thankful to be a Stay-At-Home-Mom. It has not always been easy and it definitely has it challenges but I know that for my child and husband that it is the best thing. I love being able to be with Hazel all day and she knows that I will always be there. I don't think I'll ever go back to work. I was born to raise my family and be a homemaker and I feel like I'm doing exactly what I'm supposed to do.

What are you thankful for?

Gobble Gobble

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving LinkUp

This is my very first linkup!

Thanks to Holly for explaining to me how to do this. Computers overwhelm me. Which is why I have the most basic background with no added ANYTHING because I get stressed, click the X, then head over to Pinterest and laugh at all the dumb things people try and make myself feel better at others expense. STOP JUDGING.

Anyway, I already had to text Holly and she is probably thinking "why does this girl even own a computer??".... I don't know either, Holly.

Here we go...


1. What do you look forward to more: the food, football or parades?
 I look forward to the FOOD the most. Mainly the pumpkin pie. And more importantly MY pumpkin pie. I am totally tooting my own horn when I say that I make the best pumpkin pie.  As if you need more proof than just my word for it, you can read my post about my pumpkin pie here. I also just love cooking and sharing that time with the people I love. I would love to go to Culinary School one day. I have no idea what I would do with that... but I know I would love it.
2. What is your favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dish?
We do Thanksgiving with Jonathan's family and I can't think of a non-traditional dish that we make there. But I can say that the Turkey is not the "star" for me... I love the Dressing & Stuffing. You can keep your turkey.
3. After dinner, is it football or a nap?
Definitely a NAP... while my husband yells at the T.V. Usually I've been helping with the cooking all day so I'm pretty tired. I can't wait to snuggle up with my Hazel and nap this year :)
4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Which is your favorite float?
Yes, we usually have the Thanksgiving parade on while we are cooking! I don't really have a favorite but I do love when Santa comes 
5. Where do you go to celebrate and eat your big meal? Who is there (family, friends)?
 Jonathan, Hazel, and I go to Jonathan's family's Thanksgiving in Augusta, Georgia. We have gone there since Jonathan and I started dating. My family is more of a Christmas family ever since my grandparents retired and moved to Gulf Shores, AL. They don't come back for Thanksgiving so our family is all over the place. I really enjoy going to Augusta and being with Jonathan's family and they really get to see and interact with Hazel. She loves being around them and we do too. I am so lucky to have such welcoming and loving in-laws! (& I'm not just saying that... I don't think they even read my blog.) 
6. What is your favorite turkey day dessert?
 I kind of talked about this at the beginning. I am a pumpkin pie fan. This year I am making a pumpkin pie and a pumpkin cake with a cheesecake middle layer. I am going to try this recipe. I think it will be so yummy! Pumpkin and cheesecake together? I die. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

Friday night I had the best date of my life! 

Let me back up. I clean my mom's house each week and she pays me. Basically I'm her housekeeper. Well I was super sad on Wednesday and I think she wanted to cheer me up so she said instead of paying me that week she would get Jonathan and I a hotel in Buckhead (which cost more than what she pays me) and said she would keep Hazel that night.  So of course we were ecstatic and really looking forward to it. Usually when we get a babysitter or when my mom keeps Hazel overnight we go out with a group of friends because we rarely get to see our friends unless they come have dinner over here because none of them have kids yet. ANYWAY, we were really excited about having an alone date! 

When we checked into the hotel we originally wanted a bathtub because I LOVE soaking in a tub but rarely can do it without Hazel climbing in. So we opted for the 2 queen beds with a bathtub but as soon as we walked in the room seemed really small and the bathtub was even smaller. I am 6'1 so unless the bathtub is over sized... its too little. So we called down to the front desk and they were SO nice and understanding. So we changed rooms to a king bed with a shower. As soon as we got to the hotel we both just laid down and RELAXED. Hotel's are so relaxing. Something about knowing I don't have to make the bed or have to clean up just makes me just at ease. 

So after we laid down for a second we decided we were both really hungry and wanted a lot of food so we went to Maggianos which happened to be right across the street! We walked over there and sat at the bar until we got our table and all we took the whole night was this one dark, bad picture. 

I just love going to a nice restaurant without a baby. Just us two. It was so relaxing and we just laughed and laughed. I really fell in love all over again with my sweet husband. So we ate way too much food... Jonathan got 4 cheese ravioli and I got "mom's lasagna". Let me just tell you that this lasagna was the best lasagna I've ever eaten! (Jonathan agreed). And at Maggianos if you order a "classic pasta dish" then you get another portion to take home! (great idea if you ask me) So along with our take-home food we each got a piece of cheesecake to go.  
Oh, we also got free champagne because we were "celebrating our anniversary" (that was back in September but technically we never went out to eat to celebrate so... it wasn't a lie.)
Well after we ate we wobbled back to our hotel and went to the roof-top bar and I got an expresso-chocolate martini (all I wanted was a drink with Baileys in it and that's what I told the bartender) and Jonathan got a boring crown and coke... but later realized that he should have ordered an "Old- Fashion" (ever since we started watching Mad Men he has wanted to order one) 
After our drinks and laughing at all the cougars there we went back to our room where our cheesecake waited and we rented a movie on the TV and ate our cheesecake and watched the movie. 

The next morning we woke up around 10 and went to breakfast at the Highland Bakery and it was so yummy! I got the "highland breakfast" and Jonathan got a mound of peanut butter french toast.

The whole night was incredibly relaxing and I wouldn't have changed a single thing. Like I said it was the best date of my life. I love laughing and just talking to my husband. It really reminded me of why I married him in the first place (not that I forgot... just a reminder) Sometimes we get so wrapped up in all we have going on and forget to just enjoy each other and our amazing relationship. 

After breakfast we went and  got Hazel from my mom's then came back to our house and relaxed even more! We haven't had a weekend like that in a long time and it was just what I needed before all the travels of the holidays. Saturday night my friend Katherine and her boyfriend Seth came over and we played Apple's to Apple's and ate cookies till we were all stuffed. It was so nice to see Hazel's "Mima". 

 Sunday was a normal Sunday of church and we went and got things for "Operation Christmas Child" it was fun to watch Hazel picking out toys for the little boy we were buying for. I don't think she totally got the concept but we explained it to her and it is a tradition we will definitely do every year. She wanted to actually give it to the little boy we were buying for and when we dropped it off at the church she kept asking to "see yittle boy". I think its very important to get her involved in the giving part of Christmas. We are incredibly blessed and she needs to know that we share and give as much as we can and I want her to WANT to give. 

That was our weekend. It was so wonderful and I am looking forward to Thanksgiving. What are your families plans? 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My second attempt at spin class

Well attempt number 2 was way better than attempt number 1!

Probably because since my first attempt was when I first starting working out. Over a year and a half ago, when Hazel was but a wee 1 year old. (Yes it took me a whole year to start working out and losing the baby weight... stop judging me.) Back then my goal was the run a half of a mile without stopping, it was doing yoga and then going home and pigging out on whatever I wanted, & lets be honest it was an accomplishment to just get Hazel and I out the door and to the gym without her having a melt down. Thankfully we have both come a long way. She LOVES the gym (although yesterday she did cry because she couldn't bring her cookies into the play area). But she got over the crying very soon and then grabbed a guitar to teach all her "friends" to "rock-n-roll." My daughter is the coolest. 

Well we got there at 6, thinking the class started at 6:15, when in fact it started at 6:30 so we looked like big goobers sitting there for 30 minutes. But the instructor, Sam, came in and helped me set up my bike and make sure I was as comfortable as I could be while having the seat crammed up my butt comfortable. So then she started talking.... She just got married, she's still in college, she wants a baby DESPERATELY (join the club) and she is very in love with biking. Let's just say when the class started her legs were pumping harder than I could ever bike in my life. But she was the type of instructor who screamed and yelled and made me keep my butt of the seat. I love motivating instructors who yell "DO NOT SIT YOUR BUTT DOWN... ONLY 7 MORE SECONDS." She just kicked ass. She was awesome and I am looking forward to the next class... Did that really just come out of my mouth? Yuck.  

So after that we went home and I cooked a quick dinner while Jonathan gave Hazel a bath and after that Jonathan put Hazel to bed and then we watched The Voice. I know we are so exciting that you are like "man, I wish I had her life." Yeah.... don't be too jealous. I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Until Next Time I will be nursing my sore butt.
Mrs. K Scott

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Back at it!

We have been slacking in the workout motivation department the past month.

Mainly because it is so cold outside and it gets dark by the time J gets home from work so we have no time to run. But I also feel terrible making H sit in the stroller for an hour while we ran and she froze her hiney off. (well not so much her hiney because she had blankets but her face was red and she had a runny nose).

We talked about buying a treadmill so I can get my runs in during the day and J could run when he got home but almost everyone I know who owns a treadmill doesn't use it so I didn't want to waste all that money.

Then my friend Aimee told me about the gym that she goes to and how awesome it is! So we looked into it and talked the people down off the original price they quoted us so that it could fit out budget and they still get their money! We joined last Thursday and we have been every day except for Sunday (I went twice on Monday... yes, I am bragging)! We are both SO sore but absolutely LOVING it. They have a cross-fit area that J is really excited about then the basic machines and free weights & cardio area, then the group fitness, spin, & yoga classes. They also have a kids area that H is TOTALLY loving. She has not cried once (knock on wood) and she is always really excited to go. The kids area also on the last Friday of every month has "Parent date night" where we get to drop her off for 2 hours FOR FREE while we go on a date. We won't be able to do this till January because of Thanksgiving and Christmas but we are both looking forward to it, I thought that was a really great idea for a gym to do!! But also, I feel like when we do go workout its like a "date" because we get to just be us and not have to stress about H. Its just time for us and I am really loving it.

We did our first ever Hot Yoga session last Thursday then I went back Monday. Needless to say, I am obsessed. It makes me sweat so good! I am looking forward to trying out some of the other classes. Tonight we're going to spin and I am dreading it. When I first started working out after H was born (she was around a year old) I tried a spin class and had to walk out because I was DYING. I felt dizzy, etc. but back then I also thought running half of a mile was a HUGE accomplishment.... so I've come a long way. We'll see how it goes but I am nervous.

On a different note, I can't believe next week is Thanksgiving. I have always loved Thanksgiving and I love it even more now that I'm older and "get" the reason for the holiday (other than the amazing food). Since J and I started dating we have always done Thanksgiving with his family and I love spending time with them and cooking with them! So I am definitely looking forward to the holiday! Jonathan took the day after off we are heading there Wednesday night and staying till Sunday. I am looking forward to the "vacation."

P.S. I gotta get started on Christmas shopping... ahh!! its coming up so fast! We have H pretty much covered but that is it! I gotta get my butt in gear!

Until Next Time
Mrs. K  Scott

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween recap and upcoming events

Holly will think that this post is so too late to even post but I'm posting it anyway :)

Our Halloween was great! We went to our first trunk or treat at a church with our good friends, The Bennett's, and their sweet kids! Hazel had so much fun and everyone thought she made the cutest Spider-Man. (She refused to let people say she was Spider-Girl... she was Spider-MAN and she will argue your head off! :)

This was Spider-Girl the morning of Hallween
I was a boring mom who didn't dress up.

This is my mom, Hazel's Ya Ya whom she loves more than anyone on the Earth. (Probably because she brought Hazel 2 BAGS of reeses and kit kats) 
Cutest little Spider-Man. (check out her precious chompers) 
Not sure why J didn't tell me that her mask was totally in her eyes. 
This makes my heart happy :)
What? This is how Spider-Man smiles!
Spider-Man needs a water break, too.
Her favorite game, Duck Pond.

We had so much fun. This is my favorite time of year. I love watching my little baby becoming such a big girl and making others laugh. She is always being so silly. She loves seeing other smile. Well yesterday we spent all day eating all the candy and this morning she woke up and said "CANDY, MAMA!" I had to break her little heart and tell her that we only get to eat candy all day the day after Halloween. It's only once a year, stop judging me. 

This weekend H is going to be a flower-girl for our good friends, Bailey and Jordan, who are tying the knot on Saturday! I am so excited for them, they have always been great supporters of us and they just love H to pieces. She is going to be so cute! This is her third flower-girl appearance (if you count our wedding when she was 6 months old). But we will be spending all day practicing! I just hope she doesn't walk down the isle doing her pig noise but either way its going be so fun and I'm so honored that they chose her to be apart of such a huge day for them! I'll be posting lots of pictures. If you follow me on Instagram (kscott24) then you'll get the sneak peek (don't you feel special?) 

On a totally different note I have been totally slacking on the exercise department. I haven't worked out since Monday and I just feel so yuck. I have been sick and not feeling good at all so I think it's an accomplishment just to clean up after H. Hopefully next week I'll feel better and I'll get back into it. We are thinking of buying a treadmill, any suggestions on a good brand? We don't want anything fancy, just something to walk and run on that will sit in our living room (can you say redneck?) . With it getting so cold I just feel guilty making H go sit in the stroller and freeze her bum off. I also need to sign up for a race so I feel motivated to run. I'm thinking of doing this one, any run that you get Hot Chocolate and a Hoodie as cool as this one

, I'M IN! Who wants to do it with me?  

Until Next Time (I'll be drinking coffee)
Mrs. K Scott