Tuesday, September 30, 2008


When did Koby start calling Chris DAD insteadof Daddy?
When did he start telling me to put "dis in dare" (pointing to the big living room TV, then pointing to his bedroom)?
At what point did he decide that saying "huh?" when I call his name is an appropriate response?
How does he know how to put DVD's in a DVD player, and turn them on, but refuses to use the potty ( I think I am being played!)?
Why will he eat anything put before him at my Mom's house, but at home come meal time he wants Fries, chips, cakes, Ice cream or Pizza?
How is it that he is helping his cousins, learn stuff like, putting together puzzles, throwing balls, and climbing the swing set?
How come every time we get within 2 miles of my parents neighborhood, he IMMEDIATELY starts yelling...MAMA...PAPA?? PAPA???
How does he know, that when people are upset, the best thing to do is to rub their hair, and kiss their forehead, and tell them,"shhh,awwwight...shhhh"
When did he decide, that twinkle twinkle wasn't his favorite song anymore?
Where was I when Hannah Montana beat out the Doodlebops as the best show ever in his eyes?
When did he become too "mature" for the high chair, and instead at the first inklink of meal time will crawl up in his booster?(the same one we could FORCE him to sit in 6 months ago)
How does he know, that putting socks on your hand and "biting" people with them or "talking" with them is funny?
How is it that he seems to know which shoes goes on which foot, almost ALWAYS?
How is it that he will be 4 years old in just 2 months?
Where was I when my sweet little snuggable baby, turned into a handsome, intelligent, funny and loveable Big Boy?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Who would play you?

Have you ever thought about it? If there was a movie writen about your life...who would you want to play YOU?
I was thinking about it the other day when someone told me I looked like someone famous(who I didn't know by the way, so don't know if it was an insult or compliment!LOL). So, here is what I decided on.
If there was a movie about my life, I think I would want, Kristin Davis ( aka: Charlotte from Sex and the City) to play me. I choose her because I like her acting style. She could adapt easily to play many of the roles of my life. The mother role, she already plays on Sex and the City. My professional life would be super easy for her, because in her real life she has a fashion line, and therefore obviously knows the business.She kinds looks like me, as in coloring. I think she has a great personality, from what I have seen in her interviews. She seems like a very open, and accepting person, which I consider myself. As far as my stubborn, and difficult side I think she could handle too. The only draw back is she is a little older than me, but other than that I think she would be perfect!
SO...who would play you? Blog about it and link back in a comment! I would LOVE to read what you think about it!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of September being National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Chili's has been donating a portion of their proceeds to St. Jude's Children's Hospital but on MONDAY the 29th they will donate 100% of their proceeds!!!!

SO.....GO eat there!
I eat there all the time as there is litterally one 500 feet from my store inside my mall. I will be dinning there on Monday...and Having my usual! Chris and Koby will be dining there as well! Pass it along....it is like free money for cancer and you get a delicious meal in place! Try the chicken Sandwich...yum!
ps: Cancer SUCKS!

What was it...

Today which was technically yesterday, since it is now 1 am, was a long day. I don't know i it was the fact that I knew I had tomorrow off...or the fact that it was NASTY and rainy and cold...the kinda day that makes you just wanna sleep. Or, if it was the fact that I am getting anxious about going back home. I miss my Husband and Koby. I miss my bed, and my Couch, and my yard, and my city. My little restaurants that I love. It will be good to go back. But I do love Charlotte as well. Not so much the city or the people, cause they are strange! But I love the store...I love my family here...and I love being in a new place with soooooo much to do! But, I suppose that is the way life is right? Well off to bed I go. I don't have to work tomorrow so sleep is on the agenda!
Holding onto Hope-Courtney

September is Childhood Cancer awareness Month!

**The cause of most childhood cancers are unknown and at present, cannot be prevented. (Most adult cancers result from lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet, occupation, and other exposure to cancer-causing agents).

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Relax your paws

That is the "motto" for the new shoes I bought today.
Now let me preface this post by saying...I LOVE SHOES! Anyone who knows me knows I love shoes. People are always calling asking me to borrow my shoes. I love to share them, as much as I love to wear them. BUT...these boys I bought today...they are MINE all MINE!
I work on my feet at least 8 hours a day. I run around a 5077 sq. foot store, that much to my disappointment has a concrete floor. So, while I may have some of the CUTEST, most fashionable, and expensive shoes, available...they are so not concrete, 8 hours running around, climbing up and down ladder friendly. In the summer, that is really fine though, because there are plenty of flip flops and sandals that are super comfy,and still cute and fashionable, for summer fashion. But with winter well on it's way(ie: the high today was 62 degrees) I set out today to find a pair of shoes for winter, that fit the following criteria: They must be cute. They must be fashionable. They must be comfortable. They must be winter friendly.
So after walking around DSW for a little more than an hour...I found them!
They are called BearPaws. I saw them and thought...these might work...I felt them and thought...ohhh I gotta try these on...I tried them on and said...I'll TAKE THEM!!!!
They are quite possibly the most comfortable shoes I have EVER had on my feet. They are made with real Sheepskin(sorry PETA). They are super affordable($30),and a great UGG like shoe, that can be worn with casual winter fashion! I simply love them! I always feared UGGS would make my feet too hot, with the whole high boot thing...but these are the perfect alternative. So, I make the suggestion to anyone who is looking for something cute, comfy and pocketbook friendly..this winter...Relax Your Paws!!!
Holding onto Hope-Courtney

September is Childhood cancer awareness month!

"Each school day enough children are diagnosed with some form of childhood cancer to empty two classrooms!"

It makes my heart break to think about that! That could be anyone of the children you or I know and love....and maybe it is or was.
Help fight this battle! Make a donation today....there are many places you can do that, so I won't say to who or where....but make a donation, of time, money, or whatever else you can give. And as always pray!
Holding onto Hope- Courtney

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. You might not know it, but kids with Down Syndrome are slightly more prone to getting Leukemia( a certain type of cancer) than other children. I know many children with Down Syndrome and also who don't have DS, that have had or are currently fighting cancer. It isn't a battle they choose, but one they are forced to fight. I have seen the heartache it causes families. I have seen the strain it puts on marriages. I have seen, the confusion and sadness it causes for siblings. It just plain SUCKS! Cancer sucks! But I have learned a lot from cancer. I have learned that you can love children that aren't yours and pray for them as if they were. I have learned that some people can remain positive even in the darkest hours of their lives. I have seen true perseverance,through the fight of a family who wants nothing more than to throw the towel in, when they feel like they have tried every medicine, and treatment, and seen every doctor, known to man,but they keep fighting....no matter what! I have seen kids with more wisdom, and maturity than they should ever have at their young ages. I have also seen God work. Just when you think he has let these children fall by the wayside, and question his motives(as I often do as a growing Christian), he MOVES. He heals, He relieves, He rejuvenates, He brings peace.
So, in this month of September(or whats left of it since I have been abandoning my blog) I vow to have a fact about childhood cancer, a song, a poem, a picture, or something else, that will make you all remember, to say a prayer, educate, or make a donation, every day.

The first one, will be a song. It is a new song, about cancer. It is called Hold on to Hope...you can listen to it at www.myspace.com/standuptocancer. Very good song. I can't hear it without thinking of all the sweeties who are fighting this very battle tonight!
Holding on to Hope-Courtney