Monday, January 17, 2011

Love Story

Ronnie and I went out on a date for the first time in months on Saturday night to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We got Ronnie’s sister and Mom to watch the kids overnight and we drove to Biloxi, MS to the Beau Rivage casino to see Rodney Carrington.

We had a delicious seafood dinner that was beyond yummy and I even managed to stick to my diet while we were there. (Awesome right?) We gambled a little bit and lost what we gambled. That’s why we never gamble much! We killed enough time before the show and then it was time to go to the theater.

The show itself was hysterically funny. I was actually crying at one point because I laughed so hard. It’s not for everyone though as Rodney has quite a potty mouth. My husband really enjoyed it too. He’s his favorite comedian. I was at the point where I didn’t care where we went as long as we got out of the house.

We stopped for a cup of coffee on the way out of the casino so we could stay up for the drive home. We got home around midnight and ended up getting up early the next morning to go get the kiddos. They drive us insane, but we miss them when they are gone.

We all went to get groceries together and several weird things ended up in my cart unbeknownst to me. (A plastic sandwich container? Okay people.) We came home and cleaned house and played around on the Wii. I’ve actually been doing the Wii Fit stuff regularly and it’s showing! Since November I’ve lost almost 20 pounds.

On Sunday we slept. Everyone was so tired from all of the sleepovers and staying up late that we slept in and chilled out around the house. It was a very low key day which was just what we all needed.

This morning we all went in as a family to Alexis’ therapy appointment in Hammond. Ronnie drove us out there and it was good for him to get to see what goes on and for him to be able to put his two cents in on Alexis’ behavior. I’m really hoping that her new psychiatrist next week will have some answers for us.

Jordan has been sick for a few days now. It started out as a sinus infection and I brought her in to the doctor on Friday. It’s not getting any better. She missed school on Thursday and Friday  and I think she’ll be home tomorrow too. I’m going to have to bring her back into the doctor. She’s starting to sound croupy with her deep cough. That’s how she gets when she’s developing pneumonia so it has me freaked out. We’ve started up her breathing treatments and she is not at all thrilled with it.

Last but never least, I only have two layouts to share this time. This first one is from! It’s a digi of course.


Journaling: *Jan. 2011* Brandon can't read yet so Jordan takes time to read him their favorite books. He definitely loves when she reads him a story.

Supplies: Echo Park's Be Mine Paper Pack, Echo Park's Be Mine Element Pack 1, Echo Park's Be Mine Element Pack 2, Creativity By Crystal's Inspired By Susan Weinroth Template # 8, Kitschy Digital's Fabric Covered Buttons Kit, and Creativity By Crystal's Doodely Do 12x12 Borders.

Here’s a paper one that I did!


Journaling: Alexis looked beautiful in her Christmas dress. 12/2009

I decided to punish myself from buying new Cricut cartridges until I've used some of ones that I bought already and haven't used. I used the Winter Wonderland cartridge to make the poinsettia flowers and the HUGE snowflake and mat that the photo is on.

My friend Nancy inspired me to use up some of my older Basic Grey Fruitcake paper on this one. I based this layout on a sketch by ScrappyCath Designs.

I’ll have the next journaling/blogging prompt up on Wednesday so stay tuned for that!

Plentiful Thank You


Nancy aka Homesclscrapper said...

so glad yall had a good time. i need a date night now. hmmmmmm

so sory about miss J. hope she is feeling better soon.

you know i love your projects. hugs.

Leah. said...

So nice that you had a date night!

Hope Jordan is feeling better soon!


Cindy d said...

Congrats on 10 years! I'm glad that you took the time to celebrate. And congrats on 20 lbs. lost! That's a great accomplishment. It's nice when hard work pays off.

Heather Landry said...

Thanks Nancy! Leah, Yeah. It was nice! I hope your Jordan feels better soon too. Cindy, Thank you! =0)

Kim A. said...

Happy Anniversary, I am glad you were able to have a date night. Hope your kiddo is feeling better soon!!!! Congratulations on the weight loss, that is an amazing accomplishment!!! Love the two layouts, they are both beautiful.

Heather Landry said...


Thank you very much for your sweet comment! We are bringing her back to the doctor again tomorrow to see what they can do. =0(

Amanda Sevall said...

ah.... the poor kids. Again, sorry they are sick and you have to pop Vitamin C and airborne like they are skittles!! :) Sounds like a great date night and anniversary!! Love the layouts -- the paper one is particularly gorgeous!! Punish yourself... love it ;) LOL