Friday, August 27, 2010

wish apon the stars

Proverbs 3:3-6

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Yeah for Friday!! This has been a very long, very tiring(is this a word?) week.

I had a horrible morning yesterday.. It reminded me of something Alexis said the other night. She saw something that said, "If you don't think God has a sense of humor.. try making plans for you life."

Point taken.

Today our wish kid is getting her wish granted! She is going to Disney World! JB Hunt had a jeans day fundraiser & was able to grant her wish from the $ that was raised.. Amanda and I have been working on getting her some things donated and so far we have a lot!

Disney Products is donating a basket of stuff

3 Monkey's donated an outfit

School Sqared donated an ativity pack

Sign Sealed Deliverd donated a banner

Threads donted a travel basket

Shelby Lynn's donated a cake

Pinnicale car service donated a limo

Estitiques donated a pedicure

Mazzio's donated Pizza

Then we got her a camera and some stuff! I am so excited to be able to grant her wish I will take lots of picutes and post them on Monday!!!

We had out Circle of Life meeting today at lunch..The theme is voyage throughout the I was asked to do all the decorations.. which, NOT gonna lie.. I am kind of pumped about!
Last night we had our reunion meeting, always a good time. They were giving me a hard time about being a type a personality. Which I am guilty as charged. I look at it this way, If I could pick my dream job it would be events coordinating. So any time that I get the chance to plan an event I go all out. I like to make lists, I like start a project, oversee it, and then be able to check it off when it is completed. Which means that when we are planning the reunion I am the Nazi that keeps everyone on task. I like to be able to move things through quick and efficiently. I will then follow up ever so often until the task has been complete.
I AM sorrry for no pictures.. hopefully I will be back to normal on monday!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Sorry Dear's for being MIA the past few days! I has been a busy week.

Did everyone have a good wekend?

Ours was pretty busy..

Friday night HSC & Alexis had us over for a cookout. Kelly & brought smoked sausage, they made guacmole, and scott & brenna brought the veggies. We all sat out on the back patio until about 12:30 when Kelly & realizes we had to be up at 5 we figured we better head home and get some sleep!!

Saturday morning we were volunteering at Tritoremember and had to pick up chic-fil-a at 6. We then spent the rest of the morning directing traffic, filling water cups, and cheering on the participants. It was a sprint tri so they start off with 500 meter swim, then 15 mile bike ride, finishing with a 3.1 mile run. The hills on the course were CRAZY big! I mean intense!

After that I was pretty tired for the rest of the weekend.. I didn't even participate, but this kid was tired just cheering for it!

But, I was not to spent to join Alexis in shopping for cowboy boots! We all know I have wanted these things more than anything, but everytime I go to pull the trigger i end up needing something else more.. So with Alexis going with the sole purpose to buy boots it was going to be easier to commit. I warned her prior to walking in the store that I was very indecisive. She warned me that she was very picky.

Well I am sure the store associate hated us because we would take a pair all the way across the store, try them on in front of the mirror, then decide we wanted to try on a different pair.. This went on until we each had 3 or 4 pairs in front of the mirror. Finally we both decided on these..

Before you ask... yes they were in the budget, sortof? I did some taste testing and made about 75 bucks... then I sold some clothes to Cheap Thrills in Fayetteville.

So it is like they were in the budget...right???

Then Monday we had the Naturals game. We had a lot of fun. I was slightly annoyed that they delayed the game for 45 minutes to fix some lighting issue...
happy to be waiting!

Tuesday I had a Komen meeting.. we divided us race responsibilities... I have the actual running of the race, bark for the cure, train for the cure, and survivor breakfast. Sounds like a lot huh.. Well it is!

Today was Charity Challenge (golf & tennis tournament) I am excited about being involved with this it is a great cause and I am excited to help!

I know i have no funny stories, but this kid has something every day at lunch and after work this week. I am tired.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Nerotic clean up on aisle five..

know that I have some serious necroses. I accept that and I present them to other people (like my wonderful 39 followers!) and I try to make light of the fact that I have them, but the truth is I put it out there for you so I don't take myself to serious.

We had our first Sew Something class last night and it went really well! More on it in a minute. Well Kelly's sister Kaylee was going to KC for a visit with some of her friends, so they were staying with us on their way through. Well they got there at like 930 ish. We talked to them for a bit and then went to bed.

I woke up this morning and Callaway wasn't in the bed. I go to check on him and he is in the bathroom laying on his own bed, scratching at his face. I them look closer and his eye is completely matted shut. I instantly get worried. My baby couldn't even open it.. (Again.. I know that I am a freak. LORD HELP ME when I have kids!) My mind starts racing.. "the vet isn't open yet," What do I do when that happens to me? "will this be permanent?" "how can I fix this??"

So I grab Callaway and put him in my arms like he is my bebe.. I go to the faucet get a warm wash cloth and start wiping his eye.

Kelly is like, "Babe he will be fine.."

I still hover over him for a few more minutes trying not to make a big deal of it so Kelly doesn't think I am a complete freak.

I then hear Kelly letting him out side.. he is being so quiet he is whispering..

"come here pup"

"lets see you" I hear the jangle of the collar --which means he is rubbing him behind the ears..

"It's gonna be ok pup, you are gonna be ok" more collar jangle...

"you're a good boy"

HA! See how cute is he.. trying to be all hard and manly macho.. but deep down he is worried..

I am sure he said the You are going to be fine comment, because he knew the minute I walked in to work I would call the vet & google.."dog with matted eye, swollen shut"

Call the vet.. Dr Vaughn (LOVE HIM) he says, "yep, infection. come by today all get ya some drops. 2x a day for a week.. good as new)

Ahhh sigh of relief..
Thank you for indulging me in the necroses.

Nope.. it is not a sweat shop...

It is Sewing class...

SO MUCH FUN!! If you couldn't come we are having another one, You should BE THERE!

We covered the basics.. How to turn on your machine.. how to thread a bobbin, how to thread a needle... then we got to the fun stuff

Each girl made a flannel burp cloth, and then one from the cloth diapers..

The finished product...
Don't our students look GOOD!

The very proud assistant teachers!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

kind of a cluster...

Yesterday am it was so pretty in the morning I got up and ran. It is making me happy that it is cooling off. I am so sick of this heat. Well since I am supposed to be getting back in the habit of running (Kelly and I are non summer runners-- we would both rather run when our eyelashes have ice silicles on them and the snot freezes to the side of our face than when we sweat so much it looks like we took a fully clothed shower)

Kelly wants to do Little Rock in March. I am not ready to sign back up for one, but at the same time I would love to have a better time... so I am a little stuck. The other bad thing is we will be running in the coldest part of winter.. I guess when I am running 22 miles I won't be THAT cold..

Anyway I go to the gym and the owner stopped me to talk...She saw my Runners World and asked me what I was training for.. I told her about LR and that I was on the fence..but it was in hubs head already so I figure it is inevitable that we will lace up the pearl izumi's and make a run for it.. She mentioned she wanted to do St Jude (Kelly and I's first) so I start going on and on about it and how it is a great race. She then tells me this will be her 15th.. WOW. And One shot of an Inadequate cocktail over here please..I shut up and let her talk from then on.

This morning was a cluster. Which is why we will have What about Wednesday tomorrow! Cause I have to tell yall about my morning.

10pm last night head to bed.. I got up at 440 and worked out twice.. Princess was tired. So I set my alarm, read my Bible and go to bed.

5am this morning I hear an insanely loud crunching noise. Callaway has this bone that he eats on (it is plastic, but don't tell him that) well he found it this am and brought it to bed.. I wake up annoyed and throw the bone no clue where it lands, but a few minutes later he is back with it thinking it is play time. So I put it on the night stand where he can't get to it. A little bit later I hear this whine and wake up to realize he is half sitting on my head staring at the bone on the nightstand. Super annoyed now I am about to flip out like the lady who couldn't get her nuggets and McDonald's and I realize it is 625. Humm guess who has to be at work at 7?

I jump out of bed and begin texting JLO to tell her I am going to be late.. Then proceed to the cluster I will call my morning..

Kelly was counting on me to get him up too.. whoops now we are both late!

Go to the sink start putting make-up on

pup whines, go to the backdoor to let the pup out

go to the laundry room to plug in iron.. never fails I need to iron when I am late!

back to the bathroom

realize I have lost my makeup somehow.. retrace steps... hit the button on the coffee pot to start

find make-up on dryer

dog barks, go to back door to let him in

Coffee not brewing?? What the HECK? Is it broken? NO NOT TODAY I NEED COFFEE> oh wait i forgot to add water!

Add water to coffee pot

back to the bathroom

pick out an outfit? UGH! decide on a top at least. Put that on and go to finish make-up

Hubs looks at me like I am CRAZY. I now have my shirt picked out and my shoes on-3" sandals.. nope haven't decided on the skirt yet..

Brush teeth, bump in to hubs with mouthful of toothpaste spit.. dribble on top.. CRAP!

Go to laundry room take off spit shirt throw in basket.. get pups food ( this is hubs job, but I am trying to help) let dog eat

finish make-up smudge mascara on left eye.. MUST fix later

pick out new outfit

hear dog food being poured..Hubs telling the pup to sit,shake, & speak (he must do these tricks before he eats)

"oh babe I already fed him.. I'm sorry I was trying to help!"

Hubs --in overdramatic tone-- "SORRY pup.. MOOMM says I can't feed you. Sorry."

Callaway looks at me... I swear he understands.. and was shoot death daggers at me.. he is a fat kid that looovees food.

Grab stuff, kiss hubs, run to the car.

pull out of drive and flying through subdivision

crap I forgot my lunch.. oh well..

CRAP I forgot my iphone!

The big question.. to turn around or not to turn around..

Not really a question at all kids..

U-turn in subdivison--parents hate me..

get phone!!

Drive super fast.

make it to work by 715

I am a cluster.........

930 am... JWOW says "what is wrong with you eye make-up"

dang it!

Can I just start over?



Monday, August 16, 2010

I scream you scream we all scream for Coach.. or Kate Spade?

I hope everyone  had a good weekend!

Who wants a coach purse? Lots of people.. Who wants one for only 50 bucks??

Well then buy mine! I got this a while ago and sadly I don't use it.. AT ALL. I am a big ole diaper bag kind of girl.. If you will remember the post I did a little while ago of what all was in my purse then you will understand why I can't have the smaller coach purse. Paid about 175 for it still in the brown Coach Bag... I found on online for 90 bucks.. So ladies you are getting a DEAL!

What about Kate Spade?
30 bucks on this one.. it is a little older.. but still super functional and very very real.. It also comes in the authentic Coach bag.

Also think of it like this.. you are contributing to a great cause the "Buy Cortney Cowboys Boots Cause"

Send me an email if you are interested.. cortneycarlson@gmail.comKelly &

I didn't do much this weekend which was kind of fun.. Friday night we went to the pool with HSC (Marcus), scott, & our new friends Aaron & christy. We always loose track of time at the pool! HSC his wife Alexis, Aaron & Christy are all going to the CCR concert at the AMP in September. I was so excited when HSC text me on Friday to tell me about CCR. He saw my pictures on FB of megs and I at the concert and wanted to know if we were going.
I knowing that Hubs hates music so I figured it was a lost cause. Thanks to a little help of my friends, and HSC playing CCR ALL night at the pool I  think I am getting him a little closer to actually being open to the idea.. If not I have already set my radio to kix 104 so I can listen for free tickets, because they are not in the budget.
Saturday we slept in until 830 which is very unlike us...
I did go see my grandma and took her to sam's. I like that she will atleast get out more. When I came home I came home to this..

This winter Kelly & I made the rookie new home owner mistake of not detaching our hose from the faucet on the outside of the house. Well it caused the pipe to burst and it was on Kelly's list of things to do so I guess on Saturday he decided he wanted to take care of that item.
It was a bigger project that he thought and it for sure spilled over in to Sunday. So after church we spent a good 2hours shopping around for the right part. $60 later the pipe is fixed, but we are sOO not going to the concert.. spent our ticket money fixing pipes.  Ahh the joys of home ownership.

Ok now for the most exciting thing to happen to me in a while..


Whitney from A Child to Love gave me an award
Whitney has such a beautiful little girl.. love her name Eden..
So I say thank you to Whitney and now I am supposed to tell you 7 things about myself...

1. When I was in 1st grade my dad managed a house rental company and he came home one day and told me that the New Kids on the Block were coming to Bville to do a benefit concert.. I went back to school and told everyone and everyone called me a liar.. then dad told me it was supposed to be a secret, so I had to go back to everyone and tell them I was lying.
So when the NKOTB came to town they let me hang out with them the day of the concert, and go on stage at the concert, and I got Jordan's bucket hat...

2. Favorite ice cream is Chubby Hubby by Ben and Jerry's or Birthday Cake by Blue Bell
3. Fall is the best season there is
4. After Europe, the  place I would most like to visit in NYC
5.Favorite Band- Cross Canadian Ragweed
6. I have never taken my wedding band off... nope not once.
7. The first time I went gambling I went to Tunica.. Some guy gave me the rest of his coins (about 5-6 bucks worth of quarters) I put it in and pulled the lever. Won 100 something dollars. He told me I could keep it.. I walked directly to the vault and cashed it in. Bought my first pair of Citizen jeans. Thank you 60 year old man in Tommy Bahama.

I am then supposed to Award this to other Blogs I really enjoy reading so here are my top 7:

Jenni from OverAmbitious and Lazy

Tara from Jimmy Choos and Tennis shoes.. met her at kitchen Queens.. super sweet and loves her dog as much as I love mine

GRIZA family IGriza.. not sure homegirls name.. but she cracks me up..Not many people are this real

Amanda  from Becoming a Ware .. Such a strong Christian woman.. Love her!

Rachel from Footballs and Crowns.. So funny and such a great mom

Leslie from A Blonde Ambition.. love her blog .. and her trend watch..

Julianne from Fabulous Life of Jules.. love her name.. and her blog

Friday, August 13, 2010

It is finally Friday!!! this week has been a long one.

I have absolutely nothing to be funny or witty about.. so I thought I would share some of the random things that make me a giant nerd..
I heart the X Men.. I LOVE THE all things X Men with a deep true love, I think it started with Hugh Jackman, prrr. Then I just fell in love with all the Characters ( I was an only child and my dad obviously never got a boy, so I also had the comic books- thanks dad, so don't think I am so fair weather fan.. I am legit) Kelly knows that if he ever wants to got to the movies and XMen better be out soon so we can go..
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
double prrr

Remy LeBeau/ Gambit..

I also love James Bond & Ethan Hunt (Mission Impossible) These are also ones that will get me to the movie theatre

I drink Pickle Juice Straight of the jar. I use to hide this weirdness from the hubs, but now I embrace it.

I listen to books on CD to and from work, most of the time... which brings me to the next thing

Mike & Mike & Colin Cowheard, & ESPN radio, during football season the cd's go up on a shelf and I become a football freak and listen to Mike and Mike in the morning & the heard at lunch.

This past year I read the entire harry potter series, twilight, women's murder club, and I am just waiting to the last nora roberts book to come out from the bride quartet to finish it.

When I was in high school the only thing I wanted to be was Reba McEntire

Have a fabulous weekend!!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

what about wednesday..Gun Control

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Thank you all for the sweet comments and texts. It really means a lot to me. I just have some stuff going on right now and I REALLY need to keep my faith in God and understand that he will take care of me and has a plan for me.

Matthew 6:25 -34

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

First off let me say congrats to ERIN... who won the give-a-way!!
Erin... let me know what size dress you would like Jenni From the Block to make you...
Thanks for following & commenting!!


How do you feel about guns?

"Who's this? Hope this ain't the law, draw out the bushes with my sawed-off shotgun."
Every time I hear someone say sawed off shot gun it makes me think of that Bone-Thugs song.. I was obsessed with in high school..

Last night I went to Young wives.. I didn't want to. I wanted to lay on the couch and spend quality time with the cute lil slice of heaven i call my hubs.. But I wanted to see Kelsey so I went. We went to Dinks for dinner, not bad, but my opinion is go to Whole Hog, same price with better food.

It was good to have some girl time, but we didn't really have a lesson which was a little disappointing since I could use one this week.

Kelsey dropped me off and I noticed Callaway was playing in the back yard. I decided to go through the gate and play with him for a min. Well after I got hot I went to the backdoor and walked in.

there next to the couch is my "little slice of heaven or LSOH" with his gun ready to aim and fire (no bullets so don't completely freak)

LSOH "What the HECK???"

LSOH " I could have SHOT YOU"

me "what the crap were you doing you weirdo?"

LSOH "I was looking at my gun & then I started watching thus scary movie.. and then you come in through the back door!!!"

Me-- laughing so hard I have to cross my legs as to not pee on myself. "You are such a freak"

LSOH "I could have SHOT You, if it was loaded"

Me--snap picture to blog about

LSOH "No way are you putting that picture on your blog"

So the question is for What about Wednesday.. What do yall think about guns? Are you ok with them in your house? All guns or only hand guns?

Would you got out and just shoot guns? I went out once with Hannah Montana and her hubs Tyler. Kelly shot, me not so much. Why is this such a guy thing, do you think it is just the "power" that comes with a gun?

My grandma has a real little gun with a pearl handle, I would consider carrying it, but it is so small it probably wouldn't do much to anyone.


Monday, August 9, 2010

golf = death

****GIVE A WAY**** don't forget to comment on Thursday's post!!!

Last night I very seriously considered what would happen to me if I murdered my husband.

He went golf with some friends and I guess he decided to demo one of the drivers they have. The Taylor Made r9 8.5 degree to be exact... Price tag on this bad boy a mere 435 bucks plus tax. So, hubs is playing along doing great and all the sudden it goes flying out of his hands. I am not sure exactly how this happens, but the rumor is that it did.

I am at home engrossed in the last episode of Pretty Little Liars and I hear sweets hubs ring tone. I think that it is him calling to tell me that he is on his way home so that I can start dinner. Nope.. He is calling to tell me that the sky is falling chicken little.

Hubs-"Here is the deal babe, (dramatic pause here) I borrowed the demo driver and I was crushing the ball. I mean crushing it, then all the sudden I get to 14 and it goes flying out of my hands. So it is about 30-35 foot up in a tree."

Hubs- "hello?" pause...""Babe, we may have to buy this if I can't get it out of the tree."

Me- " I have nothing constructive to say to you right now.I am hanging up"

Dial tone..

I then text jenni from the block to let her know I may not be at work tomorrow due to the fact that I will be in jail for attacking my husband! I then text Marcus (HSC) to tell him that I will need him to feed callaway while I am away and kelly is recuperating..

I then proceed to eat one skinny cow and 2 mini Hershey bars (ok fine.. they were also completely covered in peanut butter-the organic white chocolate peanut butter too)

Don't judge me!

2 hours later, He comes home happy as can be and no club. He tells me this crazy story about how they had to go get a ladder from maintenance and pair it with the ball retriever and some pvc pipe and knock it out of the tree. thank goodness he came how without the driver.. I am not tough enough for jail..

Other than that eventful Sunday we had a pretty low key weekend.

Friday I had Pink in the Park at Arvest ball park. It was a lot of fun, hot, but fun. Thankfully, I didn't have to throw out the first pitch, Stephana did.

After the game we were supposed to hang out with HSC & Alexis, but I was super tired and grouchy so we moved it to Saturday.
Saturday am Kelly & I met Alexis & HSC and went to the farmers market. Got some tomatoes and onions and Alexis got a crepe, but other than that we just walked around. After HSC is working with the developer of the Liberty Bell subdivision and we got to look in some of the new houses over there. I really liked them. One has a really open floor plan that I fell in love with.

After that we had to go to the golf store because kelly wants a new driver.. humm.. do we think the Sunday story was a coincidence?

We made stuffed peppers for dinner. I took a picture because I was so proud of them! We cooked the pepper for about 20 min to get is soft, while that was cooking we sautéed 1lb of ground turkey meat, 1 pkg of Italian seasoning, 1 diced tomato, garlic clove, 1/2 onion and some cooked brown rice.

We put that in the peppers and cooked for 20 min. Very good and very healthy.

When we were done with dinner we walked over the HSC & Alexis' house and sat outside and talked until late. Alexis made this amazing dessert. She hollowed out apples and baked them with cinnamon. She served it with fat free yogurt. I don't like cooked fruit, but she didn't make the apple all soggy so it was pretty good. Kelly loved it.

Sunday we went to early church and my mom met us there. She wasn't able to stay for class, but Larry taught again and he is SUCH A GOOD TEACHER. He is very knowledgeable about the Bible and really puts things in to perspective for you. Yesterday we talked about forgiveness.

I know it is hard to believe, but my feelings get hurt pretty easy. I try not to let things bother me, but they do. Normally I don't say anything, but I will hold it in and I will be upset about things for a while with out saying anything. I am so non- confrontational that I never tell anyone when they have hurt me, which after listening Sunday I may need to work on that. He also talked about forgiveness and how if we have offended someone we need to make it right.

Just a few highlights..

Also if you could keep me in your prayers I would appreciate it. I have some things going on and I could use all the prayers I can get.

other to keep in mind:

Kate Garner- Sara pp's SIL was in a bad car wreak

The Queen's- Kyle is looking for a job

Jenni from the block-for baby Bradley that will be here nov 2nd.

Alexis -just found out she is preggo