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Triple Tangent Thursday

Hey y’all. It’s Thursday.. so that means almost the weekend!

Three things:

1. I’m getting my hair cut and colored today… I can’t decide if I want to keep it the same or change it up. Although, I have zero ideas on what to do if I change it. This is my hair normally.. yes I curl it like that most days. And I do it with a flat iron.. most people never believe me.

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2. I am doing a Warrior Dash on Saturday.. with Philly. Do we remember that Philly doesn’t run? I am suspecting lots of yelling at each other.. me at him on the run, and him at me during the obstacles. Should prove to be interesting. I’m pretty pumped– I’ve always wanted him to run a race with me, and now I’ve got my chance. I guess if i want it to happen again, I should keep my nagging to a minimum during the race, huh? My biggest thing is figuring out what to wear… I’m going to get wet and muddy and don’t want my clothing to get too heavy. I found some yoga type shorts at TJ Maxx, and they are fitted, but then I fake ran in the mirror when I got home (don’t judge me!) and it wasn’t pretty in the bootay area, so they are a definite NO! Should I just throw on an old pair of tempos that are too big and call it a day? Y’all KNOW I freak out about not being properly dressed for an occasion. I’m also debating on sports bra only vs. tank. I don’t want to get scratched up, but I hate to ruin a shirt for no reason.

3. Someone please tell me where these skanks on Pinterest are finding all of these fabulous Essie polish colors?! I went to TWO stores looking for Power Clutch and Cocktail Bling and wasn’t able to find either. Is these a secret Essie nail polish store that I don’t know about?! Please let me in on the secret!!! 

So, I’m obviously going to need some help to make it through 31 days of blogging, so let me know what you want to hear more (or less!) about. A Q&A post? A Hubs Q & A post? Tell me! Now is the time to ask!

7 years…

it’s been since we tied the knot.

This fall will be 10 years of us together. That seems like such a long time, but it passed in a blink of an eye.

It seems like just yesterday you would call and wake me up at 11:00 am so I would get up and go eat lunch and go to class. :)

Here’s our very first picture.. Such babies!! 

Here’s the picture I took moments after we got engaged…

One of my favorite pictures of us.. from our rehearsal dinner.

Our engagement picture

Our wedding reception.. you know our band rocked!

It’s crazy to think the ride we have been on so far…

from football games…

to the birth of a daughter…

to the birth of another daughter..

to a National Title game and a trip to Pasadena.. (And weird hair for both of us!) 

to more football games… (I’m sensing a trend, here!)

to Viva Las Vegas… among other fantastic trips. 

To Penn State..

and a trip to New Orleans this January… 

You’ve helped me grow into the person that I am proud to have become. You’ve given me two fantastic red heads, that I wouldn’t trade the world for.

We’ve shared thousands of laughs, highs and lows, good times and bad.

You take my mood swings and my stubbornness for what it is.

You accept me– faults and all, and I thank you for that.

There’s no one else I’d rather high five at a football game, or give a sweaty hug to after I cross a finish line, or be absolutely lazy with on a Saturday morning.

I’m glad you attempted to talk me out of going to that Frat house the first time we ever talked on the phone.

Just so you know, I’d totally wait at the Arby’s on University for 45 minutes all over again.

Love you, dear.

{Insert Witty Blog Title Here}

My Tuesday was pretty uneventful.. Addy has Vacation Bible School this week, so she is gone in the mornings. I decided to head to Birmingham to take some stuff back to Express- like my Vegas outfit. All that stress and I didn’t even wear the darn thing. Oh well. 
I picked some things up for myself…
Trixie wanted to be in the picture…
One without Trixie
  Oh yeah. I picked up this. 
Now, maybe you’re saying, “Rach, why would you buy this right before Father’s Day??” And that’s when I would tell you this long story. This IS Philly’s Fathers Day present. As seeing as it was a surprise, I was trying to hide me going and getting it. I called the Apple Store on Monday and they said they had the 16GB, white, wifi ipads in, but it didn’t guarantee that they would still be there on Tuesday. I took the chance and waited until Tuesday. Jana met me over there, and I went in and asked for my iPad, only to be told that they didn’t have them in anymore. They had it in black or they had a 32 GB in white. It was $100 more. I didn’t mind spending the extra $$, but wasn’t sure if Philly needed the 32. After some fretting and texts, I decided to make the judgement call and ruin the surprise for John (I had been planning and saving for this for MONTHS.) (P.S. let’s talk about how John jerked his iPad out of my hands Monday night. B/c I picked it up to look up something when he got up…uh yeah. He almost didn’t get this iPad.) 
Anyway, he told me that the 32 was actually what he needed- which he told me before he wanted the 16. So, I ended up getting him what he needed. And Now he gets to play with it. And I ruined the surprise for nothing. 
And now I get this: 
Guilt free book reading… maybe I’ll start jerking the new iPad out of his hands just for fun!
The girls approve
 Side story. 
Claire went with me to Birmingham and when we got to Bed Bath and Beyond, she told me she needed to go potty. Which was cool. We go in, I pull her undies down and she’s has an accident. Skid marks. So, I have to take her undies off of her and I didn’t want to put those panties in the trash can. It was dry, so I stuck the panties IN. MY. PURSE. and put her shorts back on her and luckily, I had brought some extra undies and clothes in the car, so I had to wait until I got outside to put undies on her. Lesson learned- Keep clean undies in your purse for your children. 
Welcome to Motherhood! 

Blasted All Over My Blog…

It was brought to my attention, that I was broadcasting my love for fictional characters and not my husband. Granted, I DO love me some Edward Cullen,but Philly’s feelings were a little hurt since I was, “Blasting other guys pictures all over my blog and not his.” So, Here you go, Babe, your pictures “Blasted all over my blog”.

How cute is this?

And this?

Goofy boys…

Hello Handsome…



Holding his sweet baby girl for the first time…

teaching her how to swim…

stretching for some pre-game activities…

introducing Addison to Claire…


He loves a good nap…

…and a good Coach Saban hat…

…but here, THIS is where my heart melts…

I love you, Babe.

I’ll just Have It My Way…

It was brought to John’s attention a couple of weeks ago that you cannot order a McChicken with cheese from McDonald’s. So, John being John, cut in line at McDonald’s to ask the girl at the register. She informed him that mostly definitely, you could not order a McChicken with cheese.

John wanted to speak to the manager. The manager tells him that there are certain sandwiches that are “as is” and they will not add anything to them. Not cheese. Not lettuce. Not tomato. John informs him that was the stupidest thing he had ever heard of( he is really a passive person and would never insult anyone like that. NOT.) The long of the short is, the manager tells him that you could order a McChicken and then order a cheese burger and take the cheese off of the cheese burger and put it on the McChicken, if you wanted to. John tells him to stuff it.

He will just go to Burger King, where he can have it his way.

Disney World 2009

*WARNING- Long post with TONS of pictures!!*
We had a BLAST at Disney, but no vacation is complete without a couple of meltdowns, but all in all, it was a great time had by all. Addy did great on both flights and we had such a blast with John’s family. To say Addy loved Frances and Grace was an understatement. Addy wasn’t too keen on meeting the characters at Chef Mickey. She warmed up to them later on. We met all the Princesses and she was in HEAVEN. When she first met Sleeping Beauty she started singing I Know You, I walked with you once upon a dream… and then looked at Aurora and said, “You sing that song!” She knows and loves her some Disney songs. We rode several rides, but she didn’t like the indoor ones because she associated them with Snow White’s Scary Adventures. She also asked Ariel where her dinglehopper was. Oh my… We watch entirely too many Princess movies. Anyway, I am looking forward to going back in November. John and I rode the new Aerosmith ride at Hollywood Studios individually and It. Was. Awesome.

Buzz Lightyear and Woody

John being funny

Me and Mickey

Addy and Ariel

fireworks at Wishes

Addy and Donald Duck

Giving Mickey kisses

FroZone

Mr and Mrs Incredible

It’s A Small World… she didn’t like it!

Princess Aurora

Cinderella

Belle

Ariel




Riding Cinderella’s carousel

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