Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What happened to November?

I swear to you that we just got back from Florida and Taylor's 16th birthday celebration....or at least it feels like we did.  But that was weeks ago and now November is almost over and Christmas decorations are going up, presents are being purchased, and parties are being held.

A few things:

1) Notice anything different?
To add another present to the pile Taylor got (just from me bc apparently the Lambert family are slackers with presents), i let Tay get her nose pierced.  Piercing and tattoos don't bother me (obviously...hello, i have 7 tattoos!) but it does bother my extended family because we came into the world without metal or ink on our bodies and that is how we should leave.  But her piercing is small, tasteful, and age appropriate.  I give it two thumbs up....and despite what ENT docs will say, i am not worried about her developing Meningitis from an infection in her nose that will extend into her brain.

2) I don't get Elf on the shelf.  Of course my child is 16 and the Santa jig is way up.  But this lady's blog is spot on.  So funny.

3) Did you know that Boy Meets World is having a spin off on the Disney Channel?   This is HUGE news for those of you who loved Cory and Topanga!  Apparently Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel – who starred as the fictional couple on the '90s hit series Boy Meets World – are reuniting for a pilot episode of Girl Meets World.  I seriously can't wait.

Well that is it for now.  Hope everyone is well and staying warm.  I know i am.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I love it when Taylor says......

"You know what would go really great with this dinner????"


So i look online and try to figure out how to make it...lots of website with "copycat" recipes....

like this one:
and this one:

basically you need:
cream soda
heavy cream
butterscotch schnapps (if you want to make it "adult" friendly)
butterscotch sauce to taste.

so that is what we are doing this weekend (besides eating turkey and the "Lambert" family grits)..... we are going to make butterbeer!  yum!

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

We are home!

Made it safe and sound back to Charleston tonight! And boy, what a great day to leave! The weather was rainy and it was cold. The past 4 days were sunny and high in the 80's.

Anyway, lots to catch you up on. But this is what you missed today, which is Taylor's actual birthday!

Love the sleeping in the car photos.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Vacation exhaustion

Day #4 of vacation at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
I have been too busy/tired/exhausted to update the blog with pictures.
I am going to need a vacation from my vacation. Go figure.

Day#1 was Friday and we made it to Orlando and our hotel and looked around.
Day #2 (saturday) was Islands of Adventure for most of the day, then relaxed by the pool, and then dinner. Oh, and guess who all were in bed by 9:30. That's right. We were. This walking around and standing in loooong lines is exhausting.
Anyway, I can't complain. It is awesome!
Here are some pics....

Friday, November 2, 2012

Taylor's birthday gift!

We are at the Hard Rock Hotel at universal studios in Orlando.
Just got here.....

Happy 16th birthday Taylor!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Do you remember how much i love halloween?  Well, today was the WORST and the BEST day because
1) I had to take down all of my decorations but....
2) I got to buy new ones at 50% off!  Love Nov 1st sale of Halloween decorations!

Anyway, here is (was) my house for the month of October

 Front door.....

My ghost "walk"

Dinner guest....

Our graveyard.....

Happy Halloween from Leia

And here is my baby, giving me love.  :)

 My "DIY" flowers and pumpkin.  Thank you Pinterest!!

My baby.  :)

 And Ava isn't "my" baby but she sure is cute.
She was Dorothy for Halloween!

And i think Taylor gave her some chocolate....

Again....such a cutie.....

Well, it is late (9pm) and i am tired...yes i know i am lame.
BUT.....tomorrow Taylor and I are traveling to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios in Florida!  This is her "Super Sweet 16 Party"......thank goodness she didn't want a party and just wanted to bring friends to HP should be so much fun.....1st vacation with her since 2007.  WOW!!!