Welcome to the New Adventures of the Princess and the Peanut! I am so glad that you have dropped by for a visit... please leave a comment! I love having visitors and making new friends! If you want to follow along, just click on the link on the right side of this page. Much Love, Gracie and Jack's Momma!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shrek in the house?

So.... yesterday afternoon I had this beautiful light come into our front room and Grace happened to sit down right in the light, so I could get the perfect shot of her playing. I just love these pics. So... I show them to my wonderful husband, and what does he say...

LOOK AT THE SHADOW!!! She looks like SHREK!!! Well...Hmphf! So much for my artistic streak! Nah... I still love them!

Friday, November 14, 2008


So... I have recently been caught up in "Twilight" mania. So... this clip of the movie is for my bestest friend, Terah Lee... you are gonna love this!

Twilight Trailer

For those of you unfamiliar with the "Twilight" books, you can check out the author's website and read about them. I am a true teeny bopper at heart, and have never really been a fan of scary stories, but... truly, this is one of the sweetest, most endearing love stories I have ever read. If you like to read(even if you don't), I promise, if you pick up this book... you will be hooked. There are 4 books in the series, and I am telling you, it is worth it. Doug is happy that I am reading, instead of sitting on the computer all day, or watching soap operas! LOL! Anyway... I hope you go in without any prejudices... yes, it is about "vampires", but it is mainly about LOVE. Trust me.... I promise, you will not be sorry!

Leaves, leaves and more leaves!

Falling from the sky!

So strange... usually whe you hear the song Rock a bye baby... you picture them in a cradle... not just hanging by a limb like we found this one earlier today! LOL! just kidding... Gracie was having fun being airborn a few times this evening! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

When you just need some time to yourself...

Ok, so when you are one year old, there aren't a lot of places that you can just go to by yourself, where you can't get into some trouble. Most people... when they need some time alone go to the bathroom to think... or read... or, well, never mind that last thing. Anyway, if a one year old needs some time to herself, where can you go? Here is Gracie's answer to that question...

Like father...

Like daughter!

Free Gift From OPRAH!!!!

Ok... ladies, this is FREE! Check this ou!!!! Go to http://www.oprah.com/ and if you go to Thursday's show, and follow the link that says "Get your free gift from Snapfish.com now!". You will get a free Photo Book. There is not much time... just go now! I am going to try to post the link, but I am not sure if I am doing it right or not.... http://www.snapfish.com/freebook2008.

Good luck!

Almost... Wordless Wednesday!

Ok, so I can never leave it wordless, especially since technically... at the time of this post, it is really 12:32 a.m... but I just thought that I would post some pics of my crazy 15 month old girlie girl, along with a little story. My daughter has a complete fascination with my eldest child, my 8 year old cat Rainy. She is quite old(at least, she believed that she is old... hence the deep growl of agony every time that she get picked up, or sat on by Gracie) and pretty much can't stand any visitors that we have in the house. Especially little kids... she really does not like little kids. I do understand this however, because when she was little she was tortured by her original owners children and put into a bird cage. I imagine that could be scaring for a cat. Anyway, as you can imagine, when Grace was born I was a little nervous how she would react to the new little creature that would be brought into our house. We have two other cats and she literally almost disowned me when we brougt them into the house, and let's not even go into what she did when we got Honey! LOL! So... for the most part, Rainy pretty much ignored Grace, that is, until Grace could no longer ignore her. Now, I should also tell you, when my niece Carly Mae comes over, she really wants to be friends with Rainy, but Rainy rebuffs her advances. She bats her paws and hisses like crazy.
However... Rainy has finally realized that this kid isn't going home with my brother Brad, as much as she wishes that she would! Here are some pics of my eldest and youngest child... bonding. No..... I am not sure at all what she is doing in these pictures.

This is underneath the old sewing machine that was my mammaw's... I used to sit underneath one just like this when I was little at her house.

So.... I have one more thing to discuss. It is a little traumatic, and honestly, I try not to let it happen that often, but I am going to admit it now. Sometimes... I ask my wonderful, willing husband to change Grace. Now, most days, it turns out ok, but there are definitely times when... if I were to ask him to do this, he would honestly let our precious baby girl leave the house looking like this. I guess it could be worse... LOL!

On a really sweet note though... last night Doug came home from the grocery store and he had gotten that really cute Sleeping Beauty lunchbox for Gracie as a present. This is the man that recently thought that a purple swiss army knife was a good gift... (actually, I really liked it, because it fits on my keyring, and it has tweezers in it... I am always looking for my tweezers! LOL!). He is definitely in love with his little girl! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Funniest Video I have seen in a long time...

Please enjoy this video my cousin sent to me. This is absolutely hilarious. I could call out so many people, during these dances, that I immediately thought of, but I won't... let's just say. You know who you are, even though you probably have never set foot into my blog, you know who you are!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Not Me! Monday....

Well, I most certainly have not gone another week without Blogging... no, Not me!

I also did not cry so hard that my head hurt last Tuesday night after the election results we read! Nope, not me! I certainly do NOT care that much! Nope, not me.

Oh yeah... and I most certainly did not go to bed last night with a HUGE mess in my kitchen after a wonderful day with my family at our early Thanksgiving dinner. And, I most certainly... did not just shrug my shoulders when Doug said... "oh, that is nice... Chocolate and caramel ground into the carpet" and still... did not go to bed without cleaning it up. Of course not!

Those are things that I definitely have not done! Sorry... not a long list, but that is all that I am not going to tell you about!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What are you waiting for... go VOTE!

Ok, so before you acutally go vote, check out my pictures from Sunday night at the Clermont County Fairgrounds! My dad, mom, sister in law Jess, nephew Ian, and I all went to see Sarah Palin and cheer her on in the Road to Victory in OHIO tour. I had no idea what to expect. Nothing like this had ever come to Owensville, at least not to my knowledge! I was so nervous, I was just shaking with excitement. Sarah Palin is an amazing person, and I just like everything about her. I had my camera in tow and planned on taking some pics, or course hoping that I would get a good spot to stand. Well... Here is what we found when we arrived.

The lines were crazy! We arrived around 5:45 and had no idea the lines would be so long! The fact of the matter is, they estimated around 6000 people to fill the stadium/grandstand area. What a blessing to see so many supporters! It was surreal!

So, once we got into the stadium... it was like a ROCK CONCERT! It was so awesome! The crowd was standing, cheering, shaking pom poms, waving signs, and just Rocking! It was great. Finally the time arrived to greet Sarah Palin, the rock star that she is, came out and greeted us all with her friendly personality. However, we came there just expecting to hear from this "Rock Star" Sarah Palin, but instead, we were surprised with a Redneck Woman... Gretchen Wilson!(Hince the new playlist at the bottom of my blog feat. Redneck Woman!). She sang her song, and then it was on with the show. Sarah Palin was awesome! I just know she will make an awesome VP... and someday, PRESIDENT! GO PALIN! Here are a few(yeah... 5 to be exact) Collages of our night at the fairgrounds! By the way... Jess got Gretchen's autograph, and she posed for my pics!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Gracie's New Accomplishment...

Here is Gracie's newest little "trick".

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Off to see Sarah Palin!

So, tonight we are going up to the Road to Victory rally in Owensville, and I can't wait! Sarah Palin is one awesome lady. If you can poke fun at yourself and the mockers, you are a tough one! :) Enjoy this Saturday night Live skit, until I am back from the rally with some pics! :)

And... you can't miss this one...

New Baby cousin....

OK, so I know I still haven't posted anything about my trip to Chicago yet, but I promise, I will. I have to share my cousin's new baby though. She is absolutely precious! Alaina Jane Rose Ervin, born October 4th, 2008. We did a photo shoot with her and her entire family. This was my first venture into photographing someone else's baby other than my own precious little rugrat(wait til you hear about our pumpkin patch adventures!). So, here are a few edits that I have done... comments are welcome. I need some constructive criticism! :)