Saturday, January 31, 2009

Up & Running...FINALLY!

Yeah we finally got the DSL fixed and finally have service back! Now I can finally get back to normal blogging!!!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

My First Award...


My friend Amy over at Let's Talk Thompsonisms gave me my first award..i'm so excited!

The rules of the award are:

1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.

2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." Well, there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

Here are 10 honest things about myself:

1. I am the happiest that I have ever been in my life!

2. I love my family so much and they mean everything to me.

3. I love to sing in the car to Logan's Bible Songs sometimes even when he's not with me.

4. I am terrified to be outside in the dark by myself, especially out where we live.

5. I feel so blessed to have the in-laws that I have, they are such wonderful people and mean so much to me and Logan both.

6. I have to crunch ice when I have it in my drink.

7. I look forward everyday to see what Logan has learned in school and I am amazed at how much Trinity has done for him and for us.

8. I pray everyday that God will make me a better wife and mother by living for him and following him in scripture and in life.

9. I have to have everything in our refrigerator in a certain place and in a certain way...and I have no clue why.

10. I thank God everyday that I have the family and friends that I do, and I am so thankful for everything he has blessed with me in my life.

Bonus: I LOVE to blog!

I am passing this along to...

Have FUN Guys:)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Our computer at home got a virus, from where we don't know but it has decided to crash. I haven't updated in over a week and that is the reason why but hopefully by the beginning off next week we wil have it fixed and be back up and running again. In the meantime I will try and update via my i-phone or laptop. It's amazing how much you miss blogging when you can't do it! I hope everyone a great rest of the week.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Not Me Monday...

What a week it has here's what all I didn't do;)

I did not order 2 dozen rock shrimp at Dixie Crossroads when we stopped to eat, telling myself that I wasn't going to eat them all and Chris could have my extra.

I did not eat them all:)

I did not enjoy or trip to Miami and the National Championship Game...and I absolutely did not love to watch the Gators win, and if you know me then you know that's true;)

I'm not looking forward to Logan's second open house at Trinity tomorrow night, and I have not procrastinated about getting something to take for the bake sale.

I am not looking forward to a cup of hot chocolate in a couple hours because it is finally cold enough to actually have one.

Most of all, I did not have a wonderful week and weekend and i'm not looking forward to the ones ahead with my family!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cereal Killer...

Yesterday was Riley's first spoon fed cereal, and she did great! She has been having rice cereal in her bottles before bed but she hadn't had any spoon fed to her yet, so we gave it a go. She loved it so much that today we upgraded to some oatmeal flavored with bananas. We had to make a trip to Wally-World to get her some actual baby food, so today for lunch she had sweet potatoes and then bananas for dessert. She is loving being able to eat some actual food. For about the past week she just hasn't seemed really satisfied with her formula so I knew it was time to start the baby food. I told myself that Sat. morning we would start and see how she did with it. It's amazing how much better she has been during the day and how much more satisfied she is. She is also teething which has been another reason for her being so fussy, but I think it's mainly because she was wanting something else to help fill her up. So we have now officially entered the baby food and teething realm of life, the next big step is sitting up so we'll see where it goes from here!

Riley's First Spoon Feeding

A Lil' Messy, But She Did Great

Saturday, January 10, 2009

2008 National Champions...

Wed. afternoon we loaded up and headed south to Miami for the National Championship Game. We made a stop in Titusville to eat at Dixie Crossroads and it was soooo good! We arrived in Jupiter at about 8:30 and got settled in. There was a McDonald's right next to the hotel so we ran over to get a snack then back to the hotel where we watched a movie and off to bed we went. We got up Thur. morning at about 11 and started getting ready, we planned on leaving about noon to be at the Tailgate party about 2:30. We stopped at Cracker Barrel to eat since we figured it was going to our best meal all day. We arrived at Dolphin Stadium right at 2:30, we had a parking pass so it wasn't too bad of a walk about a mile or so. We parked and headed to the stadium, on the way I stepped in a pot hole and sprained my ankle...yeah I know it was bad but I limped my happy butt all the way. The tailgate party was ok, we got to see the band perform and see some old Gator players. My ankle really wasn't hurting too bad since I had been walking on it for a while so I was happy about that. We got some t-shirts and some other souvenirs and walked back to the stadium and waited for the gates to open. Gates opened at 6 and we went to the seats, we watched warm ups and finally at 8:14 it was kickoff. Our seats which we thought were the Gator section ended up being the Oklahoma section, but it wasn't too bad we had the front row and the Gator section was right next to us so it could have been much worse. Utah fans were on the left of us and I had a nice younger girl and her father next to me. We had some obnoxious drunk OU fans behind us but for the most part they were tolerable. I have lost respect for OU though after seeing how their fans can be and then the players on the field how they acted and ran their mouths when they didn't need to be especially since they were losing! Our night ended with the Gators winning and becoming 2008 National Champions and it could not have been more worth it. I have never been so stressed over a game but after Tebow's jump pass and we went up by ten I was able to relax which was only fr about 5 minutes but at least I got to really enjoy the end of the game. We got back to the hotel about 3, took a shower and went to bed. We woke up at about 11 and headed out by noon, we were all so exhausted and tired but on the way to our home sweet home. My ankle was swollen and killing me but it was all worth it, we grabbed a quick lunch at Steak-n-Shake and got back on the road...we arrived home at about 5:30 and got to sit down and watch a re-play of the game. It was defiantly the trip of a lifetime and a great experience. We had such a good time and will never forget it...can't wait for next football season only 8 months to go! I have tons of pictures..I posted them on my myspace so if you wanna see them all they're there:)

Chris & Me with the National Champions in the background

In front of the stadium

Father & Sons

Gator Band at Tailgate Party

At the Tailgate Party

Running out of the tunnel

Final Score 24-14

Trophy Presentation

The boys at Dixie Crossroads

Friday, January 9, 2009

Home Sweet Home...

Well, we are finally back home...Miami was a blast it had some good and bad things to it. The Oklahoma fans weren't so great but the game was AWESOME! I'm on the in-laws laptop since we're having dinner over here but as soon as we get home,or maybe in the morning since we're so exhausted I will def. be posting full details and lots of pictures. It was an expiernace and chance of a lifetime to go to the National Championship Game and it was well worth everything. We had such a good time I will leave with more post to come and a proud GO GATORS...National Champions!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It Won't Be Like This For Long...

This is my first picture video I have ever's not the best but I thought it was pretty good! I made it for Chris, mainly because I love this song and because it's so TRUE...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Gotta Be A Gator...

To LOVE these....

Not Me Monday...

Well since I missed last Monday and haven't been really in-tuned with my blogging the past week here is a couple weeks worth of me...not being me!

I'll start with the fact that I did not just yesterday on the fourth day of month start taking down my Christmas decorations when I usually have this done by the 2nd.

I did not spend three days in bed with a BAD virus that left me out of toilet paper and trash bags!

In the three days I spent in bed I did not enjoy getting to sleep...even though it may not have been very good sleep, but sleep non-theless.

I did not forget to buy milk of all things yesterday when we made a trip to the store and I did not want a bowl of cereal sooo bad last night but no avail.

Me and Chris did not drive to THREE diffrent stores yesterday looking for a cradel cap kit so that we do Riley's hair...and did any of three have it, i'll let you figure it out.

I did not enjoy getting to ride four-wheelers with my son over Christmas vaction.

Lastly, I did not have a wonderful Christmas with my husband, son and daughter...we did not enjoy it at ALL!

Hope everyone is having a fast moving Monday!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Life In 2008...

Well, i'll start from the beginning Jan. 1, 2008 me and Chris were in Orlando for the Capital One Bowl in which Florida was playing Michigan. We spent New Years counting down to the ball drop and we were having a great time. The night before was one of the most difficult and worst nights in our relationship...and if you know me and or us then you know what happened. That was the night that God def. took my life down the path he wanted me to take, because on the night that Riley came around. Looking back I would say Jan. was the turning point in my life, on Jan. 31, 2008 I found out I was pregnant! The rest of the year has gone by so Feb. it was my birthday and I turned 25 wow half of 50. March was Logan's birthday and our spring training trip. April was Chris's birthday, and the then we did't have anything major until after summer. August was packed Logan started BIG boy school, football season started GO GATORS, and the most important I married the man I love with all my heart, my husband Christopher Lee Burns and I could not have been happier and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him! September was spent with school, football and starting on our house. October 3, 2008 our daughter Riley Eleanor Burns was born, and our family was complete. November and December were filled with holidays, friends and family.I wouldn't change anything in 2008, God has truly blessed me and my family. I can' wait to see what 2009 has in store for us, we're waiting with open arms!

A Virus New Year...

So I said I was going to have to take care of my husband..boy was I WRONG! We both ended up getting sick and catching this virus. We we're both up all night going back and forth to the bathroom, thank goodness we didn't have to go at the same time! Luckily Logan was already staying with mom and dad, so Riley was the only one here and she slept till 6. I called mom to come get her so that way she would be out of the house and far..far..far away from the germs. Chris's mom and dad came and picked her up from there and kept her last night for us..i'm so luckily to have wonderful in-laws! So our New Years Eve consisted of sleeping, since we didn't sleep a wink the night before. We are much better today and are only sore from the many trips to the bathroom...I must say it's the first time I have to take a trash bag with me to the bathroom, not fun. So since we're resting today hopefully we'll be feeling 100% by tomorrow o at least i'm praying we do. I didn't get my new years kiss until 12:25 because we slept through midnight...:) Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2009 will being happiness and joy! I'll try and do my year in review later if not it'll have to wait until tomorrow.