This is one of my favorite D’Angelo songs, and whenever I hear it, it puts me in the best of moods. It’s such a grown and sexy song. Plus, you can’t go wrong with D’Angelo 🙂
This is one of my favorite D’Angelo songs, and whenever I hear it, it puts me in the best of moods. It’s such a grown and sexy song. Plus, you can’t go wrong with D’Angelo 🙂
*SPOILER ALERT* if you have not watched last night’s season finale of “How To Get Away With Murder” I would not read this post. You have been warned.
Asher: His terribly corny slang talk is hilarious. Him being clueless to everything happening 99.9% of the time makes it that much funnier. He’s clearly starting to fall in love with Bonnie too. (Ugh, terrible idea) And why did the prosecutor want to talk to him? I guess we’ll find out in September.
Connor: This dude is such a sarcastic, Mr. Know-It-All, high strung, smart aleck, who apparently wasn’t smart enough to use protection every time he had sex. What everybody can learn from him and his “partner” is to WRAP IT UP.
Michaela: We got to see a first hand look at her sass and feistiness last night on both Rebecca, and her almost monster-in-law. The whole her standing up to Aiden’s Mama, and breaking out the southern country girl twang, while flat out telling her “I’m not giving the ring back” was awesome. Maybe confused ex-fiancé, Aiden will stop putting up the front of liking women.
Laurel: While talking about Michaela’s engagement ring, I’m sure NONE of us saw Laurel being the insanely smart yet conniving person she is. She’s had Michaela’s ring this ENTIRE time. I feel like she’s been underestimated the entire show (by myself as well) and will be showing us a lot more of why she deserves to be working with Annalise Keating in season 2.
Wes: Poor “Waitlist.” He’s such a lost little puppy dog. He wants to love Rebecca SO badly, but give justice to everyone in the process, that his nice boy, “I don’t want to hurt anyone” image is tarnished. Annalise was correct last night when she said they forced him to “grow-up” during all of this. I bet next season he’ll go looking for Rebecca to apologize for not trusting her. Too bad she’s dead.
Rebecca: Speaking of the devil. I personally never liked this girl. She seemed like a liar and manipulator from the very beginning. The more sneaky and shady stuff she did, the more I was convinced she was the killer. I don’t care what she’s been through. How do you live with yourself knowing you gave a guy drugs that had him committed to a psych ward, and take the Christmas money his Granny sent him in the process? I guess it doesn’t matter anymore though since someone finally killed her. It was only a matter of time. Oh, and WHO THE HELL DID SHE TEXT FROM MICHAELA’S PHONE?!
Nate: He is one very patient and forgiving man. Besides the fact that he’s a terrible human being for cheating on his terminally ill wife with Annalise. Does he really care for Annalise THAT much? He lost his job, has been accused of murdering his side piece’s husband, and got beat down in jail in the process. I would like to say this isn’t karma for being a cheating dog while married, but then I’d be lying. Oh, well.
Bonnie: I simply don’t like her. I don’t trust her and I haven’t trusted her since the beginning. I honestly thought she killed Lila considering how noticeable it was she had feelings for Sam, and was willing to act on them in her boss’s home/her place of business. I’m also enjoying the “Pot meet Kettle” storyline going on between her and Frank. Maybe next season I’ll like her. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Frank: What Huck is to Olivia Pope, Frank is to The Keatings. He is one nice bearded, good looking, female student chasing, shady GANGSTER. Because I did NOT see this one coming. And Frank, just in case you were wondering, YOU ARE A HIT MAN. A damn good one at that too seeing you had us all fooled this season.
Sam: Let’s make this clear- althought Sam did not physically kill Lila with his own hands, he ordered for her to be killed. Therefore, Lila is dead, because of Sam. With that said, karma likes to do this thing where it comes around and bites people in the ass. Sam had Lila (a student) killed, and Sam ended up getting killed (by a student). Womp womp.
Annalise: Or “Anna Mae” as we found out her real name given at birth, in the last episode, is NOT a good person. Sometimes it’s hard to see when she is so intelligent and sharp. But if we REALLY reflect on her this season, we see an extremely screwed up person who screws up the people closest to her too. Getting the back story of her childhood and being molested by a family member helped it all make sense though. Hurt people, hurt people. At the end of this episode, she was repeating the line “Sam killed Lila” with Wes to help him believe it was true. It’s quite obvious she has said this lie to herself as well to not feel bad for helping plan the disposal of Sam’s dead body, as well as, having him convicted in court of Lila’s murder. Also, if I understood the storyline correctly, Sam married Annalise after cheating on his last wife with her? And he has cheated on Annalise on multiple occasions since they’ve been married? Who in turn got a boyfriend of her own, that she has set up for Sam’s murder, to save her students, but is going to help him NOT go to jail or be convicted, by any means necessary. See what I mean about her not being a good person? Exactly. However, she is a damn good lawyer. No doubt about it.
All I want to know is; why is it not September, yet? I’m ready for the twists, turns, and stress of season 2.
Kris has dubbed this as our “Anniversary Week” and I felt it is only right to share one of our favorite songs. This has been one of our mushy couple songs since we started dating back in 2007. It is a song that never gets old, because who could ever NOT want to hear Aerosmith sing about love the way they do in this song?
Oh, and since it’s Thursday, we can call this a #TBT (throwback Thursday) all wrapped up in one.
Have a happy and thankful Thursday! 🙂
Two years ago, today, I said “I do” to my best friend, my husband, Kris. It’s crazy how fast time flies when you’re living life and having fun in between. When I was younger, I never quite understood what adults meant about time flying as you get older. I am for sure seeing and understanding what they meant by that statement now that I’m a little older.
In two years so much has happened I would need to write a book to talk about all of it. I would have to say, and I’m sure my husband would agree, if we’ve done nothing else “right” in this marriage, Jordyn Denise is proof we’ve done at least one thing, perfectly. It’s interesting how a child makes you love your spouse so much more. Watching Kris with her melts my heart every single time. I don’t think it will ever get old and I am beyond OK with this constant heart fluttering. She is Daddy’s little princess, and he is slowly starting to replace Mommy as the “favorite” parent. Siiiigh. I’m holding on as long as I can! Lol.
As in any marriage there are the great days and not so great days. If you’re blessed to have married the right person, the great days outweigh the not so great days by a long shot. I never knew I’d want to be with someone, for the rest of my life, who is able to make me SO happy and SO angry. When you say it out loud it sounds pretty crazy, but I promise it works. I was watching the talk show “The Real” the other day (it’s pretty much my favorite talk show right now) while they were discussing gift/anniversary ideas, and one of the hosts, Jeannie Mai, brought up an idea I decided to elaborate on for Kris and I to do this year. She said every year on her and her husbands anniversary, they open up about one thing they would like the other to improve on. I thought it was a pretty neat idea for opening up more communication. I decided to put my own little spin on it though. Instead of just concentrating on the negative, and the other person, we will answer a three-part question. 1) What can your spouse improve on? 2) What does your spouse do that you appreciate and would like them to keep doing? 3) What can I improve on for my spouse? I think these questions will be fun, and informative, because it’s human nature to not really stop and think about these things until they blow up into bigger issues. I figure, why not talk about them and put them out there when we’re both in the right state of mind to have a healthy conversation about it? It’s all coming from love and that’s what matters.
To my husband, here is to two amazing years together. With two years being this great, I’m pretty excited to see what forever holds in store for us.
Happy Anniversary Baby!
*Fun fact- those are our wedding bands, in my bouquet, on our wedding day, in the header photo 🙂
My baby girl is officially 8 months old, today. In only 4 short months she will be a year old. Where is the time going? 🙁
She’s been rolling over in the middle of the night for about 2 months now, but would never do it so we could see her. That is until she randomly decided she’ll share her expertise at rolling over with us the other day trying to get my cell phone. She legit rolled over to her stomach like she’s been doing it for years. She also looked at us like we were crazy because we cheered when she did it. Clearly we’re behind and she wasn’t impressed -_-.
In other developmental news, Jordyn can officially wave “hi and “bye” to people. oh, and she LOVES to stand. She needs to be holding onto someone or something in order to do it, but she is almost to the point that she hates sitting. Lastly, this little girl loves to DANCE! Music doesn’t even have to be playing for her to dance. I’m convinced she has a permanent soundtrack playing in her mind and that’s what she dances to. Either way, it’s adorable and there’s no stopping her lol.
We’ve been working on getting her to hold her own bottle, crawl, and say “Mama” and “Dada.” As of right now, she’s not impressed with any of these things. Giving her the bottle to hold is a joke, because she drops it, then looks at us like “why aren’t you doing your job?” When we try to get her to crawl, she stretches her legs back out and proceeds to army crawl/scoot to get to her destination. And when we tell her to say “Mama” or “Dada” she looks at us and cracks up laughing. She either thinks the words are REALLY funny or is mocking the fact that she’ll say what she wants, when she wants, and not a second before. Oh, she’s also into throwing things too. If she doesn’t want it, it usually ends up half way across the room. (In case you can’t tell, her independence and feisty-ness grows right along with her lol.)
This month we get to add cantaloupe, pineapple, watermelon, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and eggplant to her already extensive diet. I bought cantaloupe, pineapple, broccoli, and kale at the grocery store the other day for her to try. Tomorrow we will give kale and cantaloupe our first try. Let’s hope she likes it!
Thanks for reading up on my little Jojo. We’ll be back in a month to give another update on what amazing things this amazing kid has learned. Have a happy and blessed Wednesday evening! I’ll leave you with this adorable picture of Princess Jordyn in her Valentine’s Day outfit <3
Being a military wife (United States Air Force) is pretty awesome…most of the time. My family and I are blessed for my husband’s career field, because we don’t have to worry about him deploying. (Shout out to all of the military families waiting for loved ones to come back home. You all are the strongest people ever, and I will continue to pray for your families) One of the hardest parts of being a military family, is making amazing friends, and eventually having to say “goodbye” to those friends once we move to different bases.
Don’t get me wrong, moving to different bases every few years, is both a blessing and a curse, of being in the military. Obviously, the curse of moving every few years, is having to leave amazing people and the place you most recently called home the last 4 years. The blessing of moving every few years is having the opportunity to live in so many great states and countries this world has to offer. In addition to living in many places, there is the greatest part of it all, which is meeting so many amazing people who become lifelong friends. Outside of knowing awesome people, it also means we have cool places to see and people to visit for vacations 🙂
This post was triggered by us having to goodbye to some great friends a few days ago. Thankfully, we will get to see them in September when we go visit them in D.C. I was also running errands around town this weekend, and passed a few homes our friends used to live in. There was an instant sense of nostalgia and sadness when I looked at these houses and thought about there being strangers in them now, who have no clue the memories their home holds. If they’re lucky, their memories will be just half as awesome as ours.
I’m sure our day(s) of being the friends people have to say goodbye to will be sooner than later. But in the meantime, we’ll hold it down in Big Sky Country, and look forward to creating more memories with the framily (friends who become family) we have here, before we have to say “goodbye” ourselves. However, to all of our friends who have since left and moved on to their new journeys at their new bases, we hope you love your new home and your new friends! Although, nobody can compare to the Jamiesons as friends, right? 😉
Until the day comes where we all officially settle in to our forever homes/hometowns, we will just keep passing through the military life, making forever friends in the process.
Last week, Jimmy Fallon, took us all back to Bayside High School with the a majority of the original cast from the 90’s television show, “Saved By the Bell.” I legit felt like I was back in elementary school again, watching “Saved By the Bell” with my Mom, on Saturday morning. If you haven’t seen the Jimmy Fallon skit, you can click here.
Naturally, this 90’s television show reunion, caused all kind of nostalgia for me. While reflecting back on memory lane, I started to think of what other 90’s TV shows were my favorite. But then I really started to think of some of my favorite 90’s TV show theme songs. You know, the theme songs you only have to hear the opening three seconds of to know exactly what show is coming on, and more importantly, gear yourself up to sing along at the top of your lungs.
In honor of the one and only, #TBT otherwise known as “Throwback Thursday,” here are a few of my favorite 90’s TV show theme songs. Some of them have multiple intros based on the season, but these are my particular favorites out of all of the seasons. I didn’t realize how many TV show theme songs I love until I started this list! To save this list from being 50 songs long, I will do a separate TV show theme song list for my favorite 90s TV show cartoon theme songs, another day. For now, enjoy going down memory lane, when TV was AWESOME.
What are some of your favorite 90’s TV show theme songs? Share them with me below 🙂
In honor of Music Monday (and to fix our ears from the catastrophe that took place at the 2015 Grammys last night) here is the original song by none other than Mahalia Jackson, AND the re-make by the amazingly soulful Ledisi for the movie Selma, who made us fall in love with the song all over again. Have a happy and blessed Monday everyone!
It has been exactly one month to the day Stuart Scott lost his battle with cancer (January 4th, 2015). Stuart Scott was born in Chicago, IL on July 19th, 1965 (Yay Illinois!). At the age of seven, he and his entire family moved to North Carolina, and years later, as many of us know, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
If you would like the detailed, by the book, statistics of Stuart Scott, you can Google or Wikipedia his name for all of this information. Stuart Scott is not my Wisdom Wednesday person of February for all of his credentials, but because of how much fun he was to watch on ESPN, and even more so, for how gracefully he fought cancer for many years. Many of us unfortunately have direct experience with the evil beast known as, cancer. Some of you may even know it more personally than others. Knowing how terrible this disease is, there is something so special and inspiring about someone who fights it and doesn’t let it define them mentally. I say mentally, because as much as we all wish we could do something to stop it, cancer and the treatments to fight cancer, noticeably alter our physical appearance. But Stuart Scott did his best to fight mentally as well as physically. While going through chemotherapy, all three times he encountered cancer (2007,2011,2013), he stayed in physical shape as much as he could by participating in martial arts and even the P90X series.
If you have ever watched ESPN, or television for that matter, you have seen or heard Stuart Scott. He influenced people before they had even gotten the chance to realize what was taking place. He changed the way many of us not just heard and talked about sports, but understood sports. I mean, he was only “as cool as the other side of the pillow,” and there had to be something pretty epic happening when you heard the sudden and loud “Boo-Yah!” coming from your screen. Out of all of the funny and great sports commentating, interviewing, and reviewing, the one speech of his that stands out to me was the speech he gave after receiving the Jimmy V Award last year at the 2014 ESPYS. During the introduction piece explaining his journey with cancer. Stuart said; “Fighting is winning, not quitting, not saying ‘oh I have cancer, I can’t do anything, I’m just gonna lay down and cry a pity party for myself.’ That to me is the only way you lose.” This was the first quote of the segment that made me realize how much respect I had for this man going through this terrible battle. Then there was the amazing quote that came during his speech most of us will never forget in our lifetime. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” This is the moment that will always pop up in my head when I think about Stuart Scott. The moment he showed all of us how he wasn’t allowing cancer to win. The moment he reminded all of us how amazing he was at using words to describe life so we could understand every single thing he said on the stage. If you have not had the pleasure of hearing this amazing speech, please take a listen by clicking here.
Stuart Scott was 49 years young when he passed away. I hope and pray when I am 49 years old someone will be able to say I inspired them in a way that Stuart Scott inspired so many people. The amount of people who felt sadness and pain when he left this Earth is a testament to how beautiful and genuine he was as a person.
I pray he is resting easy, and is able to look down and see how much good he did in this world.
R.I.P. Stuart Scott
Being a stay at home Mommy has been so much fun so far. As much fun as it has been, it has also been exhausting. Exhausting in the sense of not having enough hours in the day to party it up with the little one, and still find time to be super woman and do everything in the house I planned to do the day before. Don’t get me wrong, I have A LOT more time to do housework now that I am not working outside of the home anymore. But, GEEZ does the day fly by. The load of laundry, sink of dishes, and vacuuming I wanted to do probably didn’t get done. Well, I usually get 1 of the 3 done each day. So what I decided to do was make a schedule to help keep me on track. It is a “daily, weekly, and monthly” schedule to see if it would help bring some order to my life.
Oh-my-goodness. Why did it take me so long to come up with this idea?! Now that I have a daily breakdown of what needs to be done, spaced out over an entire weeks time-frame, I stay on track and get SO much more done around the house. The best part is, I still get to spend so much time with Jordyn while feeling productive in the process. It’s a win-win situation. I figured I would share what my schedule looks like just in case you want to give the idea a try yourself. You may not be busy with a baby at home, but the craziness of school, work, and everyday life makes life just as hectic.
P.S.- this was just another way for me to make a list I can cross things off of. You know, since I’m addicted to lists 🙂