Sunday, August 29, 2010

Scarf Swap!


My Bloggy friend Meridith, is hosting her second annual scarf swap! 

What's a scarf swap you say?
The rules are simple and it should be lots of fun. 
All you have to do to "enter" and play along is...
Leave a comment on this post 
with your Name, Best Email Address & Blog Address
Or you can email her here: thetichenorfamily {at} gmail {dot} com

I am SO in!! You should join me!!


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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ft. Worth Stockyards

While shooting my SIL's engagement photos, little man wanted in on the action, and didn't like not being the center of attention {he gets it honest *blush*}. 

Here is little man "being a longhorn" after the herd passed through the stockyards.

During the shoot he would climb up on something and yell, "Look mommy, take a picture of meeee!"

and cracking up at something daddy said

or kissing daddy as I instructed my SIL and her fiancĂ©e to kiss...hehe

and since steffy was soooo pretty, he wanted his photo with her too :-}

My mom drove up and joined us for lunch to love on those boys!

Grammy got little man a longhorn balloon hat that he LOVED! Lunch was supa yummy Texas sized goodness!

We got to see the train come through and this cute little man pushing the crowds back.

Then we played around with the cute photo props!

Ridding the wild horse

some rodeo clown he would be...hehe

Great family day :) 
Thanks Grammy for joining us!!

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Engagement photo session

I wanted to gift my sister in law and her fiancĂ©e a photo session for their engagement gift. We went to the Ft. Worth Stockyards {they're country like that ;-) } and had tons of fun shooting! I think they turned out great for my first photo shoot in manual!! 

Here are a few of my favorites: {GRIN}


and finally, their save the date!
{blurred in case of wedding crasher readers...hehe}

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Random sitcom that is my life.

It is late and I am waiting on laundry to finish so please take that into consideration while reading the randomness that I am sure this post will soon ooze. 

I got my hair cut! Not just any old haircut, but actually paid some money and got a good one from Tony & Guy. Wow, is there a difference! 
Down and fixed

A little messy pony action that I am sure will get way more curtain time then the previous photo.

So I was chatting with my lovely hair dresser at Tony & Guy and we somehow got to talking about the shows we watch- more specific, the embarrassing ones. I have a second spouse that has been known to turn me into a tvaholic in the past, but this new temptress has it in for me! I can literally watch season, after season, after season while I sew, blog, edit photos, or enjoy mama time. 

So, I have learned that if you were to see the list of shows I watch without knowing me, you would either be totally confused, have no idea who the heck I am, or worse- have some weird twisted image of me.
What's that? You want to know what I watch? Well, I show you my list if you show me yours... *wink*

For Instance: Laguna Beach, The Hills, The City, Gossip Girl, Real World {ahemevery.season.since.it.startedahem}, 16 & Pregnant, and Teen mom. 
No, I do not work for MTV, I do not get paid to watch the CW, and I am not 15

I have been known to watch: The Next food network star, Cupcake wars, Food network challenge, Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, Chopped, Private Chefs of Beverly hills, 24hr restaurant- well, lets just say FOOD NETWORK
Saddest news? I am now eating raw vegan and can't even say I watch these shows to "learn something." I just sit and stare... 

The Gates, Vampire Diaries, & True Blood anyone? 
Hi, my name is mama mcclure, and I am addicted to cheesy Vampire shows. {group responds, "hi mama mcclure"} WAIT! That would mean I wanted help right? Nah, I'm good. 

The L Word
Nope, not a 30-45 year old lesbian, living in West Hollywood. {But, do you have to be to like that show? *shrugs*} This one is funny because my hairdresser was a "she" and not a lesbian either and confessed to LOVING the show too. 

Bachelor and Bachelorette
I promise myself EVERY.SINGLE.SEASON that I will NEVER watch it again. Alas, season returns and I digress. The hook me in and I cannot miss an episode. 

Desperate housewives, The deep end, Lipstick jungle, Cougar town, Modern family, The office, Lost, Ugly Betty, Brothers and sisters, Community, Drop Dead Diva, Glee
*shakes head and lowers in shame* To think I gave my mom such a hard time for watching SOAPS. 

Prison Break, 24, Whale Wars, Deadliest Catch. 
Nope, not a dude. 

Grey's Anatomy, ER, House, Private Practice, Scrubs
You would think I wouldn't get squeamish and would know what to do with my little man scrapes his knee, huh?!

Castle, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Dexter
Not a detective... or serial killer. 

Big Love, United States of Tara.
Not a mormon polygamist nor do i have more than one personality {well, that depends on the day I guess}.


Oh, and the reality tv list. Where do i begin?? American Idol, Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef, Biggest loser, America's Next top model, Project Runway, America's Best Dance Crew, Dancing with the Stars, Amazing Race, True Beauty (that one is really embarrassing).
Where does it end???

*exhales deeply* Your turn! Leave your most embarrassing shows in the comments section!

~I shouldn't have to say this, but for anyone's mind that might go there, I DO NOT sit and watch tv all day. The tv is off for most of the day. This is when the kiddos are napping or in bed. Most of these shows I watch an episode here or there, others I love more than a fat kid loves cake. 

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ain't no party like a Krispy Kreme party...

'cause a Krispy Kreme party don't stop!

Ever been to a birthday party at Krispy Kreme?? Let me tell show you all about the fun that was had!

here are a few of the MANY kiddos waiting for the sugar overload fun to begin

...and just to accurately show you my wonderfully, sweet and super patient son- wait I did say accurately didn't I?
{yes, he is clapping his hands at me to hurry up..hehe}

We started off with a fun little tour of the doughnut factory goodness

little man had help from sweet S that little man calls his "best big kid."

will you just look at that glazing goodness??? YUM!!

Then we got to make our own doughnuts- even dip them in chocolate and sprinkles!!
rolling the dough up

then make the hole in the middle


Then he showed the kiddos how to dip the doughnuts in the chocolate and the sprinkles

Birthday girls turn!

Little man giving it a try

Were they good?? I think this face will answer that for you!

kiddos eating their hand dipped doughnuts!

Me and the boys!

Birthday girl Z and little man! 
{note their sugar crazed faces...hehe}

Gift time!!!
She got the cutest doughnut earrings from etsy


and I made her a doughnut crayon roll!


What a fun party!!! 

Did little man enjoy himself??
What do you think??


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