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Friday, December 28, 2007


Not much to say today ... I am feeling good. I am now 7 weeks pregnant and I have reached that "tired" "exhausted" stage already ... some of that probably has to do with the baby we already have, Christmas and trying to get our new accounting software up and running at work! We stayed with the program we has had for the last 8 years, but I am starting FRESH ... starting all over ... so we have to transfer all of our info and data! But I am only transferring the GOOD stuff ... haha Well Tatum has been waking up for the past several nights at 10 pm and then goes back to sleep - she used to sleep 7 - 7 uninterrupted but ... this 10pm thing is killing me! I just want to sleep uninterrupted for 2 nights in a row ... haha like that will ever happen!

My 2008 is already filling up ... very fast!

January 14th we close on the new house

January 19 - 26 we are on a cruise

February 9th - we are headed to Daytona for the BIG 50th year anniversary 500!
February 20th I fly to Ohio my Grandma turns 94

March ? Atlanta races

May - Darlington races ... always the weekend of Mothers day!

June - Tatum's B-day

July - My Cousin gets married ... I don't think I can make the wedding I will be to preggo but we will see how I feel!

August - New baby born

I know I am leaving lots of stuff out - but off of the top of my head that is all I can think of ... and I am too lazy to go get my planner! Haha Sorry!

So what do you have planned for 08?

Anything really Fun?!
Some Random Race pictures for you:
Me and mom in Darlington!

Tatum aka Kayse Kahne Fan @ Martinsville

Me and Andy in Atlanta Last March!

Mom and Dad in Atlanta March 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I said in a earlier post that I would put up pictures of our tree and my Snow*babies ... well here they are ... thanks for waiting! Haha

Our fun Charlie Brown Tree

It has all of our "Fun ornaments" Collected from travel and gifts!

My Snow*baby Collection

The Christmas Pageant aka Nativity scene

Our "Pretty" Tree it only has gold, silver or white decorations

How could I post pictures without the STAR of the show ... Tatum herself!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Little Miracles

Little Miracles
Well we have a lot going on here in Myrtle Beach ... lets see where should I start?!
Lets start with the House:
We got it! It is ours! Next year this time I will live in a house with "THE WATERWAY" in MY back yard!!! Holly shit ... my dream ... seriously, I know that people say "I am living my dream" but for as LONG as I can remember I have wanted to live on the river and now it is coming TRUE! It needs some work and in time it will be great! I can't wait! Now lets just pray that our house sells in a few months ... our luck it will sell right a way or it will take FOREVER ... oh well God works in mysterious ways ...
Which leads me to the next BIG NEWS ... we are having a baby! Yes another baby! I know I know before you say it ... don't you have a baby?! Yes we have a baby! You all know HOW it happened, but if you must know it was defiantly NOT PLANNED! You see it took us 11 months to get preggo with Tatum and well honestly things had just gotten back to normal in our house ... normal meaning that we were just liking each other again, I had just ordered Birth Control, but NEVER got to use it! Again God works in mysterious ways! This is a blessing, I know it will be hard, and I know that a lot of you will Judge or think I AM NUTZ, by the way i just stopped crying yesterday ... I have cried for a week! I am now getting to the point where I know we will be fine, we have a great support team and I know that this is just meant to be! (I am aprox 6 weeks and the aprox due date is August 11, which will be 14 months apart!)
So here were are Tatum's first Christmas, our last Christmas in this house, and our last Christmas with one baby! I told you we had a lot going on!

Well ... Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Survery

I just filled out a Christmas Survey on my MYSpace ... one of the questions was: Have you ever had your broken on Christmas ... I never have! Have you?! I thought I did one year but I really didn't ...
I collect Snow Babies ... do you collect anything?! Oh yeah and ornaments where ever we go ... anywho it was the first year Andy and I were dating ... note - we were engaged we actually only dated 3 months before he popped the question! Engaged ... I told him and my mom all I wanted was the Snow Baby Christmas Pageant (Nativity Set). Andy and I stayed at my mom and dad's that Christmas Eve, we woke up ate breakfast opened presents ... it wasn't there ... I didn't get it! As most of my readers know I am SPOILED ... so yeah I cried ... my mom asked what was wrong I said I didn't get the pageant?! What happened I said I wanted it ... then I realized that i was being a big fat SPOILED baby, I dried my eyes hugged her and my dad. Then I thanked them for all the gifts, told them I was sorry I was spoiled but they single handedly did it to me! :) Then we left went to Andy's family house ... I opened there and it wasn't there either! I was sad but did not let them know the way I had my family ... on the way home Andy asked if I had a good Christmas I told him yes, I had him a wonderful family and I was the most blessed woman ever ... he started laughing and said he was sorry I didn't get the pageant that he KNEW I wanted it and that he and mom had looked high and low for it that it was SOLD OUT ... I started to tear up!
We got home I gave him his last few presents and we did presents with my roommate ... then Andy stood up and was like wait I think I forgot one ... yeah I did I forgot one I don't see it here ... he went to my bedroom and came back out with a huge box - in a box, in a box, in a box ... it was MY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT! I love it!
So have you been heart broken? Fooled? or Surprised?!
I will post a picture of my Snow Baby Collection tomorrow I left my camera at work like an IDIOT!

Monday, December 17, 2007


WOW you guys really read my shit - hahahah
Several of you commented on my welding ability -
I co-own a Steel Fabrication and Erection Business!

I wish I could find the pictures ... but I looked and can't find it - I took a picture of me when I was about 50lbs lighter standing int he back of my truck with my dew rag on with my hand held up like Vanna White showing off the ERECTION protion of our HUGE window advetisment truck stickers. It all started in college - I would come home for summer and learn one thing or another about our "family" business ... Elvis Welding. First I learned to weld I was certified in all aspects of welding, wire, tig, mig, and Special Inspection welding. The next summer I learned to read blue prints, layout jobs and erect those jobs. The next summer I learned to operate the crane and run large projects from the sidelines ... once i gruduated (which took me 7 years, 2 majors and a minor none in construstion) I helped my dad implememt a benifits package and a computer system ... he was still doing it all by hand. Then I took over the bids, the contract billing, receiving, taxes and payroll now I am the HBIC (Head Bitch in Charge) I am the lady with a plan! Since I have been there we have grown from a $300,000 company to 5.3 mil this year! Dad says it is all in the computers ... I just laugh and tell him that it may have to do with the 14 trucks I have added, the 16 welders I have added and don't forget the employees went from 13 to 36. I love it, I love my guys! Yes like usual they take advantage, they are big fat bitches and they complain and whine a lot but isn't that what every one that has to work does?! At least that is what I do - I complain and bitch but you know what I got it made. Before Tatum I worked 60 hours a week ... now I work maybe 32 and I have Friday - Sunday off! Oh and I have had several raises in the past year - even though my hours are not close to what they were ... but guess what I AM THE BOSS -

haha didn't mean to get conceded on you! Hope that all of this explains the welding and the owning a business! Thanks for all of you that read me!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

4 things you might not know about me ...

Melanie was called out by Stephanie and I was called out by Melanie ... hope you like!

Four things about me that you may or may not have known in no particular order.

1) Four jobs I have had in my life:
Life Guard at Wild Water & Wheels
VP/Owner/ Spoiled brat

2) Four movies I've watched more than once:
SomeKind of Wonderful
Forrest Gump

3) Four places I have lived:
Murrells Inlet, SC
Banner Elk, NC
Camden, SC
Myrtle Beach, SC

4) Four T.V. Shows that I watch:
Kitchen Nightmares
Private Practice

5) Four places I have been:
Jackson Hole, WY
Bar Harbor

6) People who e-mail me (regularly):-

7) Four of my favorite foods
Mac & Cheese

9) Four things I like to do:
relax with Andy and Tatum
Take Pictures

9) Four places I would rather be right now:
In Bed
In the river house
shopping with out the baby

10) Four friends I think will respond (put this on your blogs!):
The other KimmyK
Andrea - maybe that was a long shot

11) Things I am looking forward to next year (in no particular order)
a river house, selling our house
loving the baby
The Cruise
getting motivated

Monday, December 10, 2007

I could ea$t this up ... could you?!

Today was our first photo shoot at S*ars ... check out some of our favorites!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Dream coming true

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to live on The River . What I call "The River" is the Intercoastal Waterway. It runs from NY to FL ... if you want to read more on it ... click The River above. Anywho ... I can remember being 5 years old skiing up and down that river all day long, begging my parents to just let us stay a little while longer. They were tired, sun burnt wind burnt and ready to go home ... one more time please just a little longer. Our boat was often the first out of storage from winter and most of the time the last to be put up. I skied and wake boarded when it was freezing out. I loved it ... I still do! We used to drive up and down up and down on the river looking at every single open house, open lot just dreaming that I would one day get a chance to live there. I begged my parents to buy a lot, buy a house, even if it is a trailer ... just something. They never did, now they get mad at them selves when we travel the waterway ... 1/4 acre lots are selling for $375,000 when they used to sell acres for $35,000. My MIL is a Real Estate Agent ... she is always on the look out for me ... well GUESS WHAT ... she found us a fixer upper. It is on a lot 102 x 170 I am not sure how much acre wise it is ... I would think over 1/4 under 1/2. (I know it is bigger than the one we are on now)
But the house is 4700+ heated and the best part ...

it has a pool and a hot tub: (picture from last spring)
The View of the river ... is awesome!
Look at this: (pool closed for winter) House from across river:
We put a bid in, they accepted it!

Yes you heard me they accepted our bid - we have some inspections that we have ordered. Our closing is based on those inspections ... the HVAC inspection did not go well ... hope the others go better!

Wish us lots of luck and patience! We will need it!

Before looking at these pictures remember that a little paint goes a long way!

View from master bedroom

Close up of back of house ... water way side of house ... 4 windows up top are master bedroom!

Front/ Road side of house

I like pink but OMG ... this is bad ... we are thinking a light ocean blue

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Will you play?

Over at Mom2mke's I got this and played ... will you?!
One Word
I did this about a year ago & thought it would be fun to see if there are any changes- plus I am bored.You can only type one word.No explanations- well unless asked about it in the comments.
Yourself: Wornout
Your partner: Amazing
Your hair: short
Your Mother: helpful
Your Father: giving
Your Favorite Item: Tub
Your dream last night: Past
Your Favorite Drink: margarita
Your Dream Car: garage
Your Dream Home: river
The Room You Are In: Living
Your Ex: friend
Your fear: Tatum
Where you Want to be in Ten Years? river
Who you hung out with last night: SnowBE's
What You're Not: laidback
Muffins: Nope
One of Your Wish List Items: Pool
Time: flys
The Last Thing You Did: diaper
What You Are Wearing: pajamas
Your favorite weather: hot
Your Favorite Book: Sparks
Last thing you ate: swissroll
Your Life: Busy
Your mood: sleepy
Your Best Friends: SnowBE's
What are you thinking about right now: sleeping
Your car: NEW
What are you doing at the moment: typing
Your summer: beach
Relationship status: Married
What is on your tv: Nightmares
What is the weather like: chilly
When is the last time you laughed: yesterday

Friday, November 23, 2007

What you have been waiting for ...

Here she is ... Our Little Turkey!

Sorry for all the slobber ... we went through 6 bibs on Thanksgiving ... I think we are trying to get a tooth!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


I am THANKFUL for my wonderful Husband ... he is so understand, gentle and loving. He accepts me for who I am and really if I am feeling blue, down, tired or hurt he ALWAYS know just what to do to make me feel better!

I am THANKFUL for our wonderful daughter. She is a good baby ... she very rarely cries ((knocks on wood)) she is BEAUTIFUL and is very understanding when mommy gets confused or stressed about being a first time mommy!

I am THANKFUL for our parents ... even though I bitch, complain and curse them at times, they are wonderful loving grandparents and parents! I thank God everyday that they are here to help us!

I am THANKFUL for my BEST FRIEND Melanie, she is the best in the world. She just returned from her honeymoon and I thought for sure I would DIE while she was out of town. She knows what to say and when to say it ... I call her about EVERYTHING and really I fill her ears on a daily basis with the SHIT in my life and she still LOVES me!

I am THANKFUL for our house, our cars, our jobs and the "Kosher" life we have!

I am THANKFUL for TIVO! Okay I know this one isn't a "life" thing but with out it I would be LOST! I don't know what I would do ... um maybe clean ... haha

I am THANKFUL for my blogger friends. I really like the ones that comment ... haha

I am THANKFUL for our Neighbor's Adrian and Giny ... Adrian is our Handyman ... no matter what time or what the problem is he is willing and ready to help us! Thank God ... Andy is not handy but he sure can cook!

I am THANKFUL for online banking! Without it I would die. At times I really think I have OCD.

I am THANKFUL for the sounds and motion monitor we have for the baby. Without it I DO NOT think I would ever sleep!

I am THANKFUL for MY LIFE ... my life in full. Even though I bitch I really have NOTHING to bitch about! My Husband is wonderful, our baby is wonderful, our family is very loving and really we live a very nice life!

I am THANKFUL for MY SnowBE's ... I love them all so much I even have a tattoo in their honor ... they are the best friends anyone in the world could ask for! We still get together at least 2 times a year and sometimes even more ... I love you all!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Want to let eveyone know that Tatum will NOT be in a Turkey for her Turkey Pictures! haha But she does have 2 very cute Turkey Day outfits - so stay tuned!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I am here, I am ALIVE!

Hey everyone ... so so sorry that I have been absent ... for a few days I did try to read your blogs and keep up, but somehow I got so far behind at work that I can't even think! I is nutz ... this happens every year at the end of the year!

I hope you all are well and I am sorry I have not been here ... I have been thinking about all of you! I will write more soon - maybe I will do a blog about our "Little Turkey" soon!

For now here is a Picture of my BF Melanie her and William Tied the Knot on the 10th!

Here we are being silly at the Hockey game on Thursday night!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

*My Little Pumpkin* Updated

One of the girls I bowl with asked me if I was putting Tatum in a pumpkin ... "what" I said ... yeah you know a pumpkin ... well here she is!

Our Little Pumpkin

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Where on Earth did God go?!

Well I am not church goer - I do pray every night, I do believe and I do know right from wrong. However I do not understand the NEED to remove GOD or any other Higher being from our everyday lives ... I got a e-mail today about Obama and his refusal to not only put his hand over his heart during the Pledge but his refusal to say it. I do not know Politics - I have a hard time following them, but I have been trying to pay attention to all of it and follow it. I think before now I was just like "whatever" but over the last 4 years I realized that if I "what evered" it then I could not complain about it - so I started trying to pay attention ...

I had heard about this but a picture is definitely worth 1000 words! God save us!!!

Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Hillary Clinton and Ruth Harkin stand during the national anthem. Barack Hussein Obama's photo (that's his real name)......the article said he REFUSED TO NOT ONLY PUT HIS HAND ON HIS HEART DURING THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, BUT REFUSED TO SAY THE in the hell can a man like this expect to be our next Commander-in-Chief????
So tell me what am I missing - why should we not take into consideration that the US has gone to SHIT is it because we are removing God or is it because we are just slack and "times are changing?"
Didn't mean to get all political or Religious on ya ...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Lakes Halloween Parade

Well I have been telling you for weeks that I would put up Tatum's Halloween Costume pictures and I am slack ... I wanted to take her to a "professional" so they would be really really cute, but time snuck up on me and I still haven't taken her ... so they aren't great but they are here! We had the big Annual Halloween Parade today ...I just love our neighborhood ... it was so much fun and I was very surprised with the turn out! There were all kinds of people there and we even had 2 fire trucks! A police officer lead the parade down our main road from the front of the neighborhood to the club house. One firetruck was behind him and then all of the walkers and bike riders, then all the golf carts and then the second fire truck. It was awesome ... next year we are going to go all out and decorate the golf cart too!

Tatum AKA ... The Little Mermaid
She was so cute, every time she moved her little "scales" sparkled!

Our Competition ...
next year we will go all out too!

Daddy AKA Dale Jr Fan and Tatum

Tatum and her new Friend AKA The Priate

Mommy AKA The Clown

Monday, October 15, 2007

Our Stats

Well at our 4 month check up I found out that Tatum now weighs 13lbs 1oz (50%) she is now 25-1/4 long (95%) and her head is 41CM (45%). She is growing just as she should and the Dr said things look great! We are starting to try cereal ... which is getting better, but the first 2 days were not so good, tonight however she took 4 baby spoon fulls and actually swallowed it ... haha Here she is trying:

Here she is in her 4 month Birthday Outfit!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today our baby girl is 4 months old ... can you believe it?! I can't it is like she just got here yesterday and already it has been 4 months ... OMG! With each week and month we have reached milestones - the day she turned 3 months she started sleeping through the night, moved to her big girl crib and today ... 4 months she got a new Duck Bath! Here she is ...

Grand Strand Blog

Well the Grand Strand is on the up and up - we finally have a blog group - we are going to get together this Saturday ... but thought you may want to check out their site -
Grand Strand Bloggers

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

2 posts ... one day ... holly beegeezus

Well I hate to report this, but the Milk Train is slowing running out of gas. Before my weekend away it started happening, the right side was still chugging strong and the left ... well it was starting to run on fumes. Once on my long weekend I tried and tried to stay on top of it and keep hydrated and take them to the pump as often as I should have. For the most part I was on schedule except for the 8pm stop and it was delayed both nights until well after 1am. All of the pumps were a waste, they had to be dumped down the drain. Now that I am home, the little one is having a very hard time getting back on that train. She seems okay after a few minutes on the right, but the left is a VERY HURTFUL "Tug and Go." I am not sure if she is used to the artificial nozzle now or if she just likes being able to look around while filling up. What ever it is, we made it 4 months ... yep she will me 4 months young on Thursday we go in for our 4 month old tune up on Friday - shots and all ... how scary! I guess then we will ask for advise on how to make the dreaded switch! Should you have ANY advise PLEASE comment!


PS - Mephis Steve ... Yes I am talking about the Ta~Tas and the baby not wanting them anymore ... can you imagine that?!

Halloween ...

Well the costume went in the washer today for pictures on Friday ... so don't you worry boys and girls, next week you will see what the princess will be for her 1st Halloween! She will be queen of this house, queen of the Sea and I am sure she will give you all a great laugh!
Hang in there it is coming soon!
For now ... here is a picture of her Name Frame from Robin, ps happy birthday to your Matt!
I wanted to hang the sign over her crib, but it was a no go - the crib sits Catty Corner in her room, I tried and tried to rearrange - but it was not good, so the sign is over her changing station! I LOVE IT!

Sunday, October 07, 2007


The weekend was WONDERFUL~ Melanie is my Best Friend and let me tell you ... leaving the baby was the hardest thing I have EVER done, but she was worth it! She was a champ - we dressed her up and made her do a little scavenger hunt thing that she had a blast playing! When I dropped the baby off on Friday I cried for about 20 min of the 4 hour drive. I was fine that night and then I only cried a little bit on Saturday night when I called home to check on her ... so for the most part I did fine! I don't have any pictures to post - like an idiot I forgot the camera ... I will have pictures as soon as Anna gets them to me, she took a lot!
Melanie's Scavenger hunt included the following fun things:
*Kiss a bald mans head ... don't forget the lipstick
*Get 3 men's business cards ~one she got was a bail bonds men ... haha
*Find someone to show you a picture of his girlfriend/wife ~ A man actually showed her pictures of his family ... he was very very nice and fun~ his friend was the one that gave the bail bond card!
*Get a tag from a man's boxers or underwear ~this one was the best
*Get 3 men to sign your body where clothes don't hide
*Find someone to let you Tattoo (with marker) oh his body "I love Melanie"
*Pretend to walk down the isle with a stranger
*Find a man named William and ask him to marry you ... get down on 1 knee
*Find a condom
*Leave a condom for a tip when you order a beer
*Get your picture taken with a monkey - she collect monkeys
*Get a phone number of a stranger
*Collect a match book from the bar

I can't remember all of them ... but when we get the pictures I will remember more, we made her take a picture with each and every person and card. Anywho the weekend was a blast - Friday night I prayed to the Porcelain God, thanks to those of you who held hair and washed my face, Saturday night I lost my voice, drank again and now feel like ASS, but hey it was worth it!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Halloween is around the corner * Updated*

Well I did it I finally picked a costume for Tatum ... I can't tell you what it is until it gets here and I will take some pictures and post them for you ... I can give you a clue - it is found under the sea ... can you guess?

It is not a pig -
Not a lamb
Does not live in a pineapple
and it does not have 8 legs!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Nervous Wreck

Well Tatum is 3 months 3 weeks old ... she has been sleeping through the night for 3 weeks now. I pray every night that it is not a sick joke that she will be telling me haha jokes on you in 2 weeks. She goes down around 8 and wakes around 8. It really is great! Daddy and I are complete different parents now! IT IS WONDERFUL!
Now you ask why am I nervous - well this weekend is Melanie's Bachlorette Party and well you guessed it ... can't take a baby there. So Friday I will be leaving I will be going to Savanna to Party with all the girls! We are leaving Friday and I will return home on Sunday! I am excited and nervous. I know she will be fine, but I am so narcs about a few things:
1- will she miss me?
2 - will she take the boob again when I return?
3 - what if she gets mad at me?
4 - how will I handle being away from her?
I know the answer to number 4 ... zanix and beer! haha

Anyway ... I just put the baby down and we are going to catch up on some devo ...
wish me luck this weekend and talk to you all later!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sleep ... what is sleep?

Well ... thank you, thank all of you for the well wishes and the advise on putting the baby in her own room! Things have really gone pretty well ... Sunday night Andy slept in the room with her ... on a mattress on the floor. Tuesday and Wednesday night was my night ... I know some of you are thinking why are you in the room with her ... well our little princess uses a paci (that ugly pink thing in all of her pictures) and if miss thing looses it and can't find her hand she cries. So with her room being all the way on the other side of the house and mom and dad needing sleep we have taken turns staying in her room . Tonight I am going back to my own room and so is Andy ... I don't work on Friday so if I have to get up and walk over there no big deal! I am hoping I will be able to let her cry it out a little more now! For the most part things are going great ... if you have any suggestions on letting her cry it out I would love to hear them!

Now for your Tatum fix:

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Send luck!

Well tonight is the night ... the baby has officially been moved
to her own room. She has been in our room in her pack-n-play.

(It doubles as a bassinet) This was her first day home that was only 3 months ago and she has already moved to her own room ... ((SOBS SOBBS)) My baby is growing up! ((Sobs))

It was easier to have her close to us ... her room is in the OTHER side of the house. Since it has been 3 weeks of 12 hour nights of sleeping I decided I could give her the freedom she needs ... the hubby (The Wonderful) Hubby is on the floor in her room on a mattress and she is in her crib for the first time!!!! ... he stays home with her on Monday and I go to work ... he said, "I will stay with her, you get some sleep." OMG I am stoked! I will probably toss and turn all night trying to hear her breathing cause that is what I do now ... I wake every hour or so just to make sure things are okay.

Well I think this transition will be harder for me than for her ... so send luck her way and prayers mine, I will need strength to let her start growing up ... ((sobs sobs))

PS - here is Tatum and my dad ... he is doing much better with her, still not all by himself but he isn't far off. This was his Birthday night out - we took him to dinner! Happy Birthday Daddy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


For WWC I got a little crazy ... just kidding I was crazy before Wednesday and this was planned ... but I knew it was happening on Wednesday so I figured it would be a great picture: So check me out ... I got RED hair with blonde highlights ... my hair in my old age has turned into a dirty brown and when I say dirty it really does look dirty if I don't put some color in it ... so I thought this time we would have a little fun ...

Sorry the picture of Tatum and I isn't very good but I thought you could see the color of it pretty good in that picture!


On another note~ Check out our little Panther's Fan! Isn't she just ADORABLE?!