Thursday, December 31, 2009


Blah. I have been fighting sickness all week and yesterday it had me down. I called in sick to work. The 2nd time in 1 year and 3 months. I stayed home and relaxed all day, with no make up on...that is one of the greatest feelings, to be clean and makeup free.

Anyway, I am still sick today but I am pushing through it. I have too much to do this weekend to be sick.
On the agenda:

Tonight: NYE in OKC with Kent. Yay for champage toasts and kisses. And yes, I still plan on getting a kiss even through the snot I am creating.

Tomorrow: Driving to Dallas with Kent, and Tanner and Julie. I love road trips! And then once I get to Dallas, I get to have Christmas with my extended family. Wait, why call them extended...they are my family. No extended needed.

Sat: Cotton Bowl with Kent and about a million other people! My parents and brother and sis in law also scored tickets and will be attending as well. We have tons of friends that will be at the Cotton Bowl and I am sure it will be a ridiculous good time. Go Pokes!

For the coming year, I am have been thinking. I should have a resolution but I really don't. I mean, I go to the gym almost everyday. I eat pretty well. I don't smoke. Maybe my resolution should be..... I'll take your suggestions!

See you suckas in 2010!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It Just Wasn't the Same

Well, thanks to Blizzard 2009, Christmas just wasn't the same this year. On Wednesday night, my roomies and a couples of friends went to dinner & had our Christmas book exchange. It is our 2nd year to do this and we really enjoy it. The next morning at 7 am (keep in mind I was really looking forward to sleeping in), my mom called and told me to get up and get to my brother's house because OKC was already getting freezing rain. So I jumped out of bed, packed, loaded my car with presents, coats, bags and my dog and headed to Edmond. I made it to my brothers before the roads got too bad and stayed in and watched the blizzard begin all while knowing my parents were going to be stuck at home and weren't going to be able to come Christmas day. So I went to bed with Lauren & Allison and prayed that a miracle would happen and my parents could make it. We woke up Christmas morning to the news of all the highways and interstates being closed. The girls were so excited to see what Santa brought. Santa brought them a pink balance beam and pink and purple mats. They loved them! They also got a Snoopy sno cone maker that I entertained myself for a significant part of the day.
Kent and I had plans to attend a Christmas dance/party in El Reno that evening. Since the roads were bad, he came to Edmond from El Reno to get me. My parents and grandma had began the trek to Edmond but it took them so long that I was already gone to El Reno by the time they got there.
Kent and I had a really good time with his family at the party and I was really glad it didn't get cancelled because I was really looking forward to it and I got to wear a pretty dress :)
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I am looking forward to a fun New Year and Kent and I are going to the Cotton Bowl and then I am also having Christmas with the rest of my family in Dallas this coming weekend.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Feeling the Holiday Spirit

Just wanted everyone to know I am feeling the holiday spirit!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Griswald Family Trip to Branson

Hello blog world! It has been awhile and I have plenty to update you with!
Work has been super busy this week and last week and I have been working some overtime. Hate the hours but love the money! Last night it dawned on me that I can work til 5:45 and then go home, change and head to the gym, talk on the phone in my driveway for 45 min, heat up a microwave dinner, do two loads of laundry, iron 3 pairs of pants, oh and wrap one present and still get to sleep before 11 pm.
Two weekends ago, Kent asked me to come to OKC and participate in an OKC Snuggie Pub Crawl. Now I know you are thinking, why in the world would you want to hang out in a bar in a Snuggie… well because it is funny…that’s why.
This past weekend, the Griswald family (aka Heathcock family) had plans to go to Branson and see the Christmas life at Silver Dollar City. We loaded up 8 people in a 8 person vehicle and made the trek starting at 7:15 am. 3 kids, Grammy, Pappy, Bryan, Heather and Erin. Good thing we like each other.
We got to Branson and it was raining and about 38 degrees. Not the weather we had planned on at all. By the end of the day, we were cold, wet, tired, hungry, grouchy, and filled with the holiday spirit all at the same time. At one point, Lauren was crying, Allison was asleep, Jordyn was eating baby food while standing in line, Grammy was talking to strangers and I had mentally shut down. I literally didn’t speak a word for close to an hour. Thank goodness for the warm, delicious apple cider that got me out of my coma.
I have made progress on my Christmas shopping. I have 8 presents wrapped and under the tree. I am such an efficient shopper (patting myself on the back).

Now, I have to go back to work and spend about 3 more hours on the phone with Sprint so I can get the techs their new cell phones. Sounds fun, huh?

Kent and I in our Snuggies

Pappy and the girls walking to the shuttle

My sweet Lauren

Beautiful tree in Silver Dollar City

Allison all bundled up

All laughs during one of the shows

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Feelin the Cheer

I love the holidays. A lot. Like times a million as my roomie Elaina would say. Everyone seems so cheery and festive. Well, almost everyone. I love buying presents for people. It makes me really happy to give something that I know they will like/use/see/hang on the wall/show other people/whatever they do with it.
Now, there are a few people that are hard to buy for. Like take my cousin Zach for example. He’s a neat fella. Very creative and artsy and techy. Which makes him hard to buy for because a) electronics/tech gifts are way expensive to get a cool one b) He is very tall so buying shirts long enough for his monkey arms is hard. But every year I try, and I hope I succeed.

Now, my sister in law is about the easiest person ever to buy for. She always ends up having several things at the end of a shopping trip that my mom and I venture out on. And my nieces seriously rake in the presents this time of year. I have to limit myself to one toy/present each or I will get out of hand. But I secretly and not-so-secretly give them presents all throughout the year so I make up for it.

Now, on to decorations. I love them. The more, the better. However, I do not feel that the color blue has any place in Christmas decorating. It’s just weird looking. But I love my Christmas tree. It’s modeled after my momma’s and it is red and silver. That’s it. No other color. Just simple and classy. Kinda like me (haha!)

So since I am feeling the holiday cheer, I encourage everyone to grab a mug of something warm (and you can spike it if you would like) and cozy up with something (dog, boy, girl, blanket, book, you get the point).