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Thursday, October 30, 2008


Currently, Brandon still doesn't have a job. I'm frustrated, pissed, mad, upset, angry, irritated and confused. Brandon has been on interviews, but not lately. He says he is applying for jobs, and I'm sure he is. I am just so confused as to why he doesn't have a job yet? He needs a job bad. For us, for him, for me. We can live off of my pay check every month but we are just making it. Please pray for us. Pray for me. I am struggling a lot lately with taking things out on him because I come home SO.TIRED. I don't think he gets it? I'm tired, worn out, exhausted. I don't mean to be a "you know what" to him but man, I just want him to have a job. Please pray for patience and guidance. I think right now I am pleading with God to give Brandon a job. I'm pleading. I shouldn't be pleading with God. God, just help us, please. I know that there is something in store and it's not on our time, it's on his.

I probably told you more than I should but at this point I need all the prayers I can get.

Thanks ya'll

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

wordless wednesday ...... with some words

What a great picture, don't you agree? I know all my softball girls would agree, that's for sure. I really didn't hit him, I promise. Brandon's cake was so cute! I'll add more pictures later of it. But it has all his favorite sports teams items on it and that bat in my hand was on his cake. I took it upon myself to take the bat and well ..... the picture says it all.

Halloweiner is coming up!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

i'm going to screeeeeeeeam!

Disclaimer - I, by no means am I trying to offend anyone with this post.


You see, I work with all women with the exception of my head boss, Ralston. Poor guy works with all women and well, we know how women are don't we? I hate going to the office. I get cabin fever if I am at the office for one day. I'm at the office today, go fig. The office sucks, it's boring and pointless. I can be doing the same thing at home, seriously.

With that said, every time I am in the office which is rare (I am out in the field 9 times out of 10 during the week) the ladies during lunch talk about politics and the current presidential nominees. My office is directly across the way from the lunch room. Anyway, back to why I am going to scream. Like I said, they talk about Obama For all you Obama fans, sorry if I offend you, but hey it's my blog and I can write about anything right?

Obama this, Obama that, Democrats this, Democrats that. I am SO sick of hearing about Obama and the democratic party. Everyone I work with minus 2-3 people LOVE Obama ( let me go throw up , hold on). I don't love Obama nor do I want to HEAR AND LISTEN to people who LOVE Obama. I, however like McCain. I do not flaunt my likings of McCain and shove it in their face that I like him. These ladies at my office don't know when to stop talking about Obama. I don't eat lunch here in the office for the soul purpose of not wanting to hear about Obama (seriously).


Now, again, I apologize that it had to come down to this. I hate talking politics but I am at my whit-end with hearing about stupid Obama.

Thank you and good - bye!

Monday, October 20, 2008

just another manic monday

Oh what I would do for just one good night of sleep! I know all you mom's out there have said that a time or two but what is funny is that I am not a mom nor do I have anything remotely close to a mom like life and I am saying that I need some sleep. I'm T.I.R.E.D - plain and simple.

It's when I go to bed at night and soon after wake up in the morning, I some how didn't get "enough" sleep. I really didn't. I'm not lying. I probably wake up 3 plus times EVERY night. Every time I wake up I HAVE TO LOOK AT A CLOCK. My clock is on my nightstand and for some reason only a few buttons light up in the dark. The time doesn't light up so that means I have to sit up and lean over to see Brandon's clock and check the time. See, I have to do those things. I believe I have sleep anxiety. Who knows? All I want is sleep. The end.

Now, onto my manic Monday where I wish it was Sunday. I went to Hodges Bend Middle School today, for all you Sugar Landers out there, I'm sure you know of Hodges Bend. Let's just say, it isn't the BEST middle school nor is it the nicest middle school. I was up and at 'em early this morning. Some how I find myself doing all the morning kick-offs , how I get stuck with that, I have no idea??? Anyway, I was there from 8:40-12:00pm. I gave 4 diabetes education lessons to some very interesting kids. For those of you who don't know what I do for a living, well here is a tid-bit of what I do. I educate school aged children about diabetes and they fund-raise for a cure. So picture me talking to ghetto middle schoolers who tamper with drugs, sex and any other promiscuous activity. My first session went great. A LOT BETTER than I thought it would. You see, I throw out the statistics and some "horror" stories about diabetes and maaaaaaaaaaaaan, that sets the stage for them to listen. So my first session went well and now comes the second.

I first start out talking about Type 1 Diabetes and then go into Type 2 Diabetes. After I finish with the diabetes lesson I always ask if the kids have any questions about Type 1 or Type 2.

This kid raised his hand. I called on him and he proceeded to ask me this..... " So if I have a girlfriend that has diabetes and well, you know..... can I get diabetes? " In my full year of interning and working for the ADA have I never had someone ask me what that kid just asked me. My first thought was... did he just ask me that? and how am I supposed to re-word and answer his question? So here I go... " So are you asking if you have a girlfriend that has diabetes and you have intercourse ( yes , I said intercourse) will you get diabetes?" I knew that was what he was asking. Oh how I love and hate my job all at the same time!

If you have sex with someone who has diabetes, can you get it?

There never is a dumb or stupid question right?

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Finally! Here are just a few of my bridal portraits. I have waited and waited. Now remember, this is round 2 of the bridal portraits. The other ones were "lost". Oh how I'm tired of hearing that pictures are lost. they are and I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

tag! YOU'RE IT!

I love the game tag! Rememeber when you were little you always wanted to play tag but never wanted to be "it"? What is "it" anyway? However, tag was a great childhood game and now it has carried over to the blogging world. So Val, this is for you!

1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Write six random thoughts about yourself
4. Tag six or so people at the end of your post
5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is posted

Here are 6 Random things about ME!

1. I have a birth mark on my left pinkie finger. It is a light light brown color and people always think its a bruise.

2. I work for the American Diabetes Association and I am a walking dictionary when it comes to facts about diabetes. Go head....ask me a question!:) I educate school aged children about diabetes and sometimes the kids ask me the weirdest questions.

3. I love kids! Suprise Surprise! As much as I CAN WAIT to have kids, I can't wait to have kids! I wonder what they will look like....blonde hair? blue eyes? Curly hair? Straight hair?

4. I want to move to a different state. Colorado? Tennessee? The options are endless. I think Brandon and I need a change and a new start. Not saying this will happen but I would like for it to.

5. I am completey and totally obsessed with chips and salsa. It's my favorite food. If I were stranded on an island and could take one food with me, you better believe it would be chips and salsa. Not just any salsa. I have my personal faves. Chips? I don't care, give me any kind of chips.

6. I have a slight obsession with Chick-Fil-A. I should own stock with them. When I was living with my parents we had a chick right down the street and it was a place I went to almost everyday to get a Diet Dr. Pepper. Oh how I love their Diet Dr. Pepper.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

wedding pictures

Wedding pictures are up and running.
click on view online events
click on Brandon and I's name
enter your email address

and Enjoy!

There are a lot of pictures actually missing on the website. She told me " they are corrupted data". Long story short, I can't stand my photographer, her business needs to be shut down.

All the pictures that were taken right after the ceremony in the church are corrupted data and she isn't able to open those pictures. Ummmm....those are some of the MOST IMPORTANT pictures that were taken. I am quite beside myself with this issue. I don't understand how she can "lose" my bridal portraits and then have " corrupted data" on some of the most important pictures. Is there something wrong with this picture? Both times, she has told me this stuff has NEVER happened to her before. Hmm... yeah right. I'm quite numb at this point with her and her little antics of losing stuff. I won't know till next week if those pictures will be able to be saved. I will keep ya'll updated. I'm trying to be positive right now. All I know is if this issue cannot be solved, we will be taking this to a higher power.

Pray for me.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

brandon is going to kill me!

I'm going to be a real bad wife right now but I can't help but post this video of Brandon singing to one of our fellow vacation-ees in Cabo.

Brandon was in the "Macho Man" contest and one of his tasks was to sing a love song to the girl in the video. I was chosen originally to be the girl that all the 5 contestants were to sing to, but instead I wanted to take pictures and video Brandon. Let's just say , Brandon was a little mad I said no being the "girl" to sing to.

ENJOY THE VIDEO... GET A GOOD LAUGH! Every time I watch it I laugh so hard!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2nd Annual Zach Grafe Alumni Game

Save the date!

2nd Annual Zach Grafe Alumni Game!
Jan. 10th, 2009
Zach Grafe Field ( CHS softball Fields)

I am proud to announce that we will be having our 2nd annual Alumni Game in honor of my high school softball coach. I am so excited about this because last year's game was a HUGE SUCCESS and I KNOW that this year will even be better. The details are still in the works so when I know more, I'll let ya'll know. What I DO KNOW IS.... that the Clements High School Alumni Softball Players will be playing the Elkins Alumni Softball Players. Now if any of you who are from Sugar Land and are reading this, you know that Clements and Elkins are RIVALS! So this should make for a good and fun time!

All the money raised is going to the Zach Grafe Fund for his wife and 3 precious children.

Everyone needs to come watch me play and donate money to a good cause... and oh... watch us kick some Elkins butt! :)

That's it for now!

the attack of the killer bee and spider!!!

Where do I begin? Currently, I am so tired that I can barely think or type more the less. But, the story is worth telling, well in my eyes it is.

Yesterday morning I was downstairs in Brandon and I's townhouse. I had just finished getting ready (I blow dry my hair in the downstairs bath so it won't wake up my sleeping beauty - aka Brandon). I took the dogs out of their crates and I was I walking by the kitchen table and I heard a loud buzzing noise. When I first heard the noise I thought it was a mesquito because those little suckers have been bad lately. I got a better look at it as I walked into the kitchen and realized it was a BEEEEEEEEEEEE! My first thoughts were...
1. I'm late to work, I can't kill this thing
2. I'm reallllly late to work
3. This bee will die by the end of the day so I'm not gonna worry about it
4. Oh no! I have to kill this sucker, he might sting the dogs while they are in their crates!
5. Brandon.... whata about Brandon. It might sting him while he is sleeping( silently laughing in my head, picturing my husband getting stung by a bee while sleeping)

So as I frantically grabbed the swiffer ( don't ask me why I chose the swiffer to kill the bee) I swatted the swiffer at the bee which was on our light fixture in the kitchen. BAAAAAAMMM! That little sucker is D.E.A.D! After killing the bee, I thought - HOW THE HECK DID THAT BEE get in my house! I can understand a small bug of sorts but a BEE?

Needless to say I was a pretty proud wife as I saved my family from being stung by a bee. I deserve an award. Brandon wasn't impressed when I told him the story when I got home from work.

I walked into the kitchen when I got home and he looked up at the light fixture and said WHAT HAPPENED HERE???? I looked up and said- Oh my... I did that. I killed a bee this morning that was on the fixture. I saved our family, aren't you proud? Of course he wasn't impressed, more mad about the darn light fixture. Of course he was.

One more story.

I was on my way home from work yesterday , driving on the Westpark Tollway ( only the best highway EVER to get me home). Everyday there has been traffic since it's a 2 lane tollway. So I thought I would call my friend Danni. We hadn't talked in a few days and it was a perfect time to catch up. Danni and I are talking on the phone - laughing, tell stories, yadda yadda yadda. In the corner of my eye I notice something fall from the ceiling of my car towards the radio area. My first instinct was .. " oh it's just a leaf" ( really Kellianne? a leaf? falling from your ceiling?). It was a dark color so really, I assumed it was a leaf. Just like the bee, I got a good look at it and it was a .... SPIIIIIIIIIIIIDER! I'm not talking about a tee-tiny spider....I'm talking about a GIANT spider, bigger than the size of a quarter!!! It was black and furry and I was scared to death! The second I realized it was a GIANORMOUS spider I told Danni ( OMG I GOTTA GO BYE!) Poor Danni thought I had gotten in a car wreck.

I hung up the phone and found whatever was close to me to kill the spider. Too bad the spider was lightening speed fast and he vanished before my eyes. Now, at the point I was totally freaking in because I didn't know where he went. Is he going to bite me? Is he crawling in my hair, my leg or on my clothes? ( Mind you, traffic is really horrible. So picture me trying to look for a spider in bumper to bumper traffic. Yes, car accident waiting to happen). My fear was I was going to get bit by this spider and DIE! I know, I'm totally dramatic but seriously was huge! Plus I had a lot of friends at ACU get bit by those brown furry spiders that are poisonious and I was afraid that it was gonna happen to me.

I called Danni back to keep my mind off that darn spider. She thought I got in a wreck and I told her I didn't. I told Danni that a spider was in my car and she laughed. Yes, it was funny, stupid, scary and ridiculous all at the same time. I looked down at my feet in the car and SAW HIM! I grabbed my high heel shoe and started to stab the crap out of him..... well he vanished AGAIN!

I gave up.

I thought... fine....BITE ME SPIDER! I'm done with you!

I haven't found him and today is a new day. I hope he is D.E.A.D.

2 bug in one day. 2 bugs that can harm someone and that someone was ME! Oh what a day I had.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

what happens in cabo, stays in cabo!

This post is dedicated to Brandon and I's amazing honeymoon to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Oh how we miss that place and wish we were there everyday! I am too lazy to put captions with the photos, they are pretty self- explanatory. So, enjoy just a few of our favorite pictures from the trip!

PS- The pictures start from the end of our trip to the beginning.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

smarter than the average bear

My dog Rocky is one smart pup. You tell me to get his bone, he will. You tell him to find "mousie " ( his first toy ever) , he will go get mousie. You tell him to go in his crate, and he will. You tell him to sit, he'll do that too. But one thing Rocky WON'T do is sit still to put eye drops in his eyes. My poor Rocky was traumatized as a little puppy at the groomer. Ever since then he hasn't been the same dog. He gets very fiscious when it comes to taking a bone away from him or a toy and putting medicine in his eyes.

From my post earlier, I mentioned he has to take medicine for his eyes. He takes 1 pill 2 times a day and well, he loves that. Why? Because I put some peanut butter on a spoon and put in the pill in there for him. What dog wouldn't like that? Of course, Nakona ( princess pea, diva, brat and queen of the Barron household) wants some medicine too, even those she doesn't need any. So like every mother should do , I make it fair for them. Rocky licks the spoon well enough to get the pill off and then Nakona follows up with licking the remince of peanut butter. So, as you can see the pill part is E.A.S.Y - come eye drop time....oh boy... you better watch out.

Brandon and I have been very successful with putting eye drops in his eyes ever since we got back from our honeymoon. The thing is, they are supposed to be put in 2 times a day. Well, we can only get them in one time a day, why you ask? Because Rocky is too smart for his own good. Let me explain.

Lately, we have been giving the dogs childrens benadryl at night to calm them down and get sleepy ( they are in a new house, much smaller than my parents and they are trying to get acustomed with it all ). This diversion also helps with Rocky and getting him to relax and lay down. Every night he has been tired and laying down either on the couch next to me or on the floor. I then start to pet him and rub him and talk to him to distract him from the hand that will put eye drops in his eyes ( Brandon's hand of course). This plan has worked every time, until last night. Rocky has caught on to our whole diversion of getting him "drunk" and then swiftly getting the drops in his eyes. Last night, Brandon got one drop in his left eye but we couldn't get the drop in the right eye ( essentially, his worst eye). We tried and tried to calm him down and be sweet to him and finlly Brandon said " WE NEED TO GET THE DROP IN HIS RIGHT EYE!" and I said " I know Brandon but he has caught on to our CIA tactics and well, he won't let us put the drop in". Brandon then said " Ok, I'm going in, I'm just gonna bear hug him and put the drop in "......I said " Um... are you sure? He will bite you you know? As long as you don't mind getting bit, then go for it". ( I thought to myself... is Brandon crazy? Why would he want a dog to bite him? Seriously? I better not get blamed for this! ) So Brandon proceeded to bear hug Rocky. Rocky started to jerk away and then SNAP!!! Rocky bit him.

I shook my head at Brandon. I knew Rocky was going to bite Brandon. I knew it. So then I thought " should I tell Rocky no! bad boy? Or shall I not say anything since I KNEW he was going to bite him. I could see rage coming from Brandon's eyes and steam coming from his ears ( here I am again, thinking to myself... how can Brandon be mad? we BOTH knew Rocky was going to bite him). I dind't want Brandon to get mad at me so of course, I told Rocky no! really didn't make a difference , but whatever.

Brandon's finger started to bleed and I was kinda laughing in my head because I kept thinking... " what made Brandon think that Rocky wasn't going to bite him?????? , he did it to himself ".

No eye drop, one bloody finger and a laughing wife made for a splendid rest of the night. Shortly after, I went to bed. ( I am always in bed before B because I go to bed early). About 5 mins later, shockingly, Brandon got in bed. "Babe"? - Brandon ..... "What?" - Me....... " My finger hurts really bad" - Brandon ...... " Well, you knew he was gonna bite you" - Me...... " Oh hush! - Brandon ..... " Ok, well goodnight!" - Me

So the moral of this story was.... if you have a dog that doesn't like eye drops and you know he is going to bite you, DON'T TRY and be a big shot and think that the dog won't bite you!

Today I will be making a trip to Petsmart for a muzzel ( I don't even know if that is spelled right). We will be attemping to put a muzzel on Rocky , that's if he doesn't bite us , every time he needs eye drops.

Wish us luck.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

for your viewing pleasure

This post will be pictures and pictures only. I don't have time to write captions, I'm working from home today. Plus, the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!!!