Wednesday, September 29, 2010


 So I haven't yet posted pictures of my clean fall dressed home for you all to enjoy because....I'm a failure. Although the house is cleaner than it was we're not finished :( and the fall decor although we got the boxes down has yet to be put out, but we did make progress and we are getting there so hopefully by Friday I'll have lovely pictures to post.

 I'm trying not to beat myself up over this but it's hard I'm sure there will come times in the next year in which my house will again be a disaster and I've got to work through feeling inadequate. I've learned through the Bible study we're doing with our small group that keeping a clean home is something that I equate with self worth and if I feel that my house is out of order then therefore follows my life. But you know what my house didn't get spic and span completely this weekend because I chose to spend some of the time I could've been cleaning getting together with family and sweet friends and cultivating and growing those relationships which is by far more important than having a spotlessly clean home. I must remember that my worth is found in my relationship with Jesus not in how clean and organized my house is. So I'll get there it just takes me a little longer than I'm used to.

In other news we've scheduled our big gender reveal ultra-sound for the date of our third wedding anniversary 10/20/2010 @ 2:20 in the afternoon and I am so beyond excited. My lovely blogger friends will have to wait along with everyone else though because we're not revealing to family until that Friday evening and everyone else after that so I promise I'll be a weekend blogger just this once for you guys.

Later Alligators.....

Mrs. A

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Fall

So I gave the blog a makeover in honor of the first official day of Fall!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Oh dear I realize that it's time to pull out the fall decorations but I can't just yet. Why you ask well because my house is one big disasterous mess seriously I'd show you pictures but I'm afraid you might stop being my friends :( So here's the deal I have allowed being pregnant to turn me into a slob. Not just a little bit like a whole lot there were things I could've been doing little bite size tasks that I put off because well I'm pregnant and tired. First trimester kicked my booty and my house paid the price. Well no more I've created a new cleaning list and I'm slowly but surely trying to bring our home out of disaster mode.

Yesterday we worked in the kitchen scrubbing down appliances, cleaning the sink with bon ami and sweeping and mopping the floors. But still to be done is a pantry re-organization and cleaning out my baking/cake decorating cabinet. Tonight we're tackling the living room which seriously has bags of maternity clothes that have been given to me and random crap everywhere :( I'm so tired of a messy house it makes me sad.

So my goal by this weekend is to get our home clean, organized, and dressed for fall. Hopefully I can share pictures of the decor by Monday. I'm posting this here because I need some motivation 1 and 2 you lovelies can hold me accountable. I will get it done!! I will!

Later Alligators...

Mrs. A

Friday, September 17, 2010

weekend plans

Can you feel it.
It's there in the air the slightest bit of chill, the smell of pumpkin spice, the gentle breeze, the roar of a crowded football stadium, It's almost officially FALL!! 

So I have lots of fun weekend plans this week and most of them have to do with prepping for the beautiful season ahead.

Along with week 14 comes a much needed burst of energy, now don't get me wrong I'm still crashing by 10:30 but I no longer need a nap right when I get home from work. I'm hoping this good feeling lasts at least a few weeks. Anyway I've used my energy wisely spending time deep cleaning my kitchen after the wedding cake madness, and preparing for our new table that we have officially saved the money to purchase and will be getting next month!!

Tonight Mr. A has a boys night planned so I have the house all to myself and a special cake to work on my momma's birthday cake. I'm making her a special cake with her fave flower yellow roses on it :)

tomorrow our furbaby has a vet appointment and then it's party time!

What are you all's fun weekend plans?

Later Alligators...

Mrs. A

Monday, September 13, 2010

weekend recap!

Well dear bloggie friends,

I've been a blog slacker lately but I've had good reason I've been knee deep in cake and icing. Last week I completed my very first official wedding cake :)

It was a giant 4 tier cake and took pretty much the entire week between making fondant,baking 4 tiers of cake, and the decoration. I'm glad my first one is behind me I feel a lot better about it now then I did this time last week. I seriously doubted myself through the whole process but my husband the encourager helped me pull through it. I thank God everyday He knew I'd need someone who could lift me up when I doubted myself.

So here it is my first wedding cake :)

Saturday after the wedding I pretty much slept the rest of the day away since I was pretty much exhausted mentally, and physically.

Sunday it rained and rained so we went to church and came home with good intentions of doing housework but decided the rain was a great excuse to snuggle up on the couch with blankets and watch some Netflix. Hubs and I started watching the Lost series recently and we are totally hooked but we just started it so all you Lost fanatics out there don't spill any secrets :) Sunday evening our small group started a new Bible Study we're doing "From Anger to Intimacy" by Gary Smalley and I'm really excited to see how God will be working through this study.

I'm actually really excited about this week because we don't have big plans it should be a nice relaxing week with the usual activities but nothing extra thrown in it will be wonderful to hopefully get caught up on housework and lets not even talk about the gargantuan pile of laundry waiting to be done :(

Well anyway hope everyone had a lovely weekend and the week is starting off great :)

Later Alligators....

Mrs. A

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Fun and a bump picture :)

Since a few of you asked here it is the first official bump picture taken at the end of week 12 :)
Happy Friday of a 3 DAY WEEKEND!! Woo Woo!! Football games on television tomorrow and 3 whole glorious days of freedom! Hope everyone has a lovely weekend :)

Later Alligators...

Mrs. A