Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Riding Around In My Automobile...

VP got JD his first "Automobile" for his birthday. JD got so many Auto's we put some of them away for the future but this particular one stayed in the living room. And why this one you ask? Because its really and AUTOmobile...meaning with the push of a button it actually takes off! It apparently goes 2 miles per hour, which prompted us to get a helmet, but I really don't buy it (which actually makes me happy, we aren't trying to raise a dare devil) no use for the helmet (for now...I am sure we will find a use for it at some point!

JD has played with his little auto since he received it...but never would ride it. He would push it around the room or get on and off of it but if P-Daddy or I would even try to push the power button he would slide off and move on to another toy....that is until two weeks ago right after we got back from Butler's Homecoming. He walked right up to it, got on, pushed the button and away he went! P-Daddy and I were in awe of his confidence! He doesn't know how to steer but will push that power button and ride away (until he runs into a piece of furniture...then he just burns rubber)!

Here is our little biker boy (notice the shirt, I thought it was appropriate for a biker boy!)

On a side note I want to send the warmest of THANKS to my mom who shared my entire birth story on her blog and even included some baby photos...and to my friends Amy, Kristina, and Aimee for their shoutouts on my birthday! Kristina, you are too sweet for dedicating an entire blog entry to me! You all are the greatest friends a gal could ask for! XOXOXO!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Getting Down to Blogger Business

Beyond Planning Events is a “company” I put together a year or so ago. I had extravagant plans to do oh so much with my thoughts and dreams but really haven’t accomplished much. I have a lot of excuses that mostly go something like JD was/is a full time job, we don’t have family in town for free babysitting and a start up business is hard enough to finance without the cost of babysitting…so here I am.

Beyond Planning, is an event planning company that embodies who I am as an event planner. I am the someone that goes ABOVE and BEYOND for you if/when you are my client. And that is simply because I love to plan and I love helping people.

I started the Beyond Planning blog before I even began our family one. It originated to promote what I do, have done and can do. After much research (or just a lot of blog stalking) I have come to realize that Beyond Planning (the blog) would be better served for readers to have a place to come and get ideas for their own parties.

That isn’t to say that I do not want to plan those weddings or create those invitations myself…I do. But for now I need to get myself out there and the easiest way for me to do this is through blogging.

Check me out if you are interested! If not, pass the word around! Thank you loyal blog stalkers!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Proud to be an American!

WOW! That will be an election to remember! I am so proud to be an American (and soo glad that the election is over...for many reasons!)

Barack Obama may not be your favorite person, you may even be leary of him, but I do believe that it is the time for us to come together as a country. Not out of tragedy but out of pride in the United States of America!

Democrate or Republican I really do believe that our future President's speech was history in the making and NOT just because he is African American but that he is the right man for the job, and NOT because he is a "smooth talker" but that he believes in this country and what we are capable of! YES WE CAN is right Mr. Obama...and we WILL!

As for John McCain...he had lost some respect from this girl but his speech last night was also amazing. Although I may not agree with the way he went about running for President I do know that he put up as big of a fight as he could. I appreciate a fighter and know that he will continue to do great things in the Senate.

Just in case you missed the original (as I did, a girls gotta sleep!) see below. You have to suffer through a commercial first but believe me, its worth it!

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*I did not share my political beliefs prior to the Election because I believe it is everyone's right to vote for whom they choose, without my opinoin inserted. I also am not really a Republican or a Democrat as I look at both canidates as each election presents itself. I did not vote "straight ticket" yesterday as I usually don't.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monkeying Around

We had fun "trick-or-treating" at Uncle Badgeman's house. JD enjoyed trying out all of Uncle Badgeman's toys such as his remote control, speakers for his ipod and eating the football that he got for coming over to "trick-or-treat." P-Daddy enjoyed sampling the food for the party, and R and I just had fun chatting and watching JD! We love Uncle Badgeman and R and want to thank them for having us over and for all of JD's treats!

As promised, here are some pictures of our little monkey...

Mom, seriously! No paparazzi today please!

What? Uncle Badgeman said I could have this remote...I swear he did!

I am hot and tired, can we PLEASE take this funny outfit off?

I thought these speakers were for babies? No?

Dad! You have the camera now...I don't even know what to say!

If I really am a monkey...can't I go outside and play? Don't monkeys live outside?

Spartan Cheerleader and a monkey (now that could be a funny SNL skit! No?)

The Spartan Cheerleaders and JD

We were sad to see the monkey costume go. It means another Halloween gone by. After last years outfit I wasn't sure how we could outdo ourselves but I think the monkey did it for us! I am utilizing these young years to dress him in the cutest costumes possible because Lord knows as he gets older he will want to be Superman or Batman, which yes are cute but they don't even touch the monkey!

To end this post I thought it would be fun to show where we were one year ago. Its pretty hard to believe how far we have come! Just a FEW more pictures...hope you enjoy!