Friday, September 30, 2011


It's Friday... It's Friday... It's Friday...
can you tell I'm excited about this???

I'm also SO VERY excited because we are going HOME in DECEMBER!!!!!!
We will be going to Arizona for about a week, then to Idaho for a week... and I couldn't be happier!
I miss our family SO SO SO SO much!! Don't get me wrong, I love being in Georgia with my love but I'm excited for a trip home... home to both places!!
I'm so excited Andy gets to meet everyone! There's so many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that he hasn't met down in AZ... so he will probably be overwhelmed but they are all SO VERY excited to meet him!!

So... Arizona fam... we will be there around December 17th! I will let you know for sure when we book our tickets, but we're coming home!!!!!!!!!

Happy weekend y'all! Our weekend will be SUPER busy... so I'll try to remember to take pictures... we are having game night, de-bugging our house, taking Daisy to the groomer, dinner with friends, movie date with my handsome honey, and try to catch up on our DVR... WHEW! All while watching Sunday NFL football ticket! ;)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


It's been a crazy week already!!!
Nothing really to blog about... but here are some updates...

I had my FINAL Doctor appointment yesterday... Dr M is VERY pleased with the progress and was impressed I was back to my normal self only 2 weeks after my surgery! She said if I have to have a C-Section baby, I'd be a ol' pro! That was awesome to hear!! She also said that my incision healed really well and hopefully the scar tissue that is below it will heal as quickly as the incision did.
Also... she got engaged!! Is it weird that I'm excited my OB is engaged?? ha ha! 
She did do a pregnancy test because since they "poked and prodded" my Ovary so much it has messed me up with the female stuff... and that came back negative, which I knew it would be... but I will still just a bit disappointed...

There is an open position at work... and I am going to apply for it!
It's an "Admissions Associate" position and it consists of basically taking future students on tours of the campus, explaining to them what we offer, and helping them invest in their future by enrolling at Virginia College.... see, don't I sound great already?! ha ha!
Once it becomes open online I will apply.
I had to do alot of praying, talking, and thinking about it... but it is something I would like to do and it's a great opportunity. It would be a significany pay raise... and who wouldn't want more mulah?!
So... say a prayer for me, would ya?

Tonight, my wonderful hubby is taking me to get this....
and hopefully this case....

I have been waiting 4 years ... I was holding out until the iPhone came to Verizon, and it did in January but my contract is now ready for an upgrade!! Bye Bye Blackberry... you've been good to me!
If you have any iPhone tips or if you play Words with Friends... text me! :)

Hope y'all are doing well! Happy Wednesday!!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

God gave me you!

God Gave Me YOU!

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be

But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm goes through
And I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

There’s more here than what were seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
Ill be the flattered fool
And I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you
Gave me you

This is a new song by Blake Shelton and I love it! The words are so perfect!!
Andy, God gave me you and I'm so thankful He did!! I love you!!

Happy Monday everyone!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Say Whaaaa??

7 months. That's how long I've been living in the South. I can't even tell you all the things I've learned in the short time we've been here... oh goodness it would take all day!
I will, however, go over how they talk down here... or "up in here" as they say! Ladies and gents, I kid you not, it takes me a good minute to figure out what people are saying to me... and if they say they are "from the country"... forget it, I just need to get a translator! Oh Sweet Jesus. (that's one of them....)

In the South... it's called "Southern talk" or "Ebonics"... I've had several people tell me I speak "proper"... you'll see what I mean!

Anyways... here we go! Be ready to be amazed at what some of these things mean...

Whack- bad
Pimp'd Out - well dressed
5-0 - Police
Fly - good ... I've heard many times "you look so fly!" ummmm... thanks?
Don't be trippin - Don't be anxious
Shortiez - children
Bu - your boyfriend/girlfriend
Crackaz - Caucasian person
Finin - prounounced Fi-NiN - Fixin
Fixin - getting ready
y'all - You all (I must admit I'm guilty of saying that)
A'ight - Alright
Holla - get a hold of someone
Child - friend
Straight - you normally say "We Straight" meaning all is well
A minute - not a minute, really means an hour, a day, or even a week!
A hawt mess - silly or tacky ... "that girl is a hot mess" .. meaning she didn't really put herself together right... could be clothes, could be hair, could be make up....

Some phrases....

Ohhhhhhh Lord! - oh goodness
That's "off da hook" or That's "off da chain" -- That's VERY good!
I'm going to "cut off the lights" - I'm going to turn off the lights

So.. if you ever move to the South, google "Ebonic translation" and hold that close!! Oh and if someone tells you "you so stupid" ... it really means your so silly... you're really NOT stupid! I didn't know that. :)

There are plenty more... but these are the few that I hear multiple times a day... one of my coworkers came out and said to me "child, I've had a wacked out day, I tried to holla at one of my students and he cut his phone off and I couldn't get him. I'm finin to call his bu so we be straight... ohhhhhhh Lord!"

took me a minute to get that one.



Who's happy it's Friday???? I sure am!!!

What a cute little boy! He's having fun with his momma and daddy in HAWAII!! Jealous!!

He wants to sing too!!

loving the swings!!

This was our dinner last night (cream of mushroom chicken, red potatoes and corn.. I didn't have rolls so we had to have a slice of bread... ) ... we are having Andy's REAL birthday dinner on Sunday... I'm making his mom's Taquitos, Yummy Rice and my mom's Beans! I can't wait!!

This weekend we don't have anything planned other than dinner on Sunday... For Andy's birthday I got him the "NFL Sunday Ticket"... so he doesn't miss a SINGLE football game! yay huh?? :)
What was I thinking.... See you in the spring honey! ;)
I think I might clean house tonight so we can just lazy around and catch up on the DVR tomorrow!

What are your weekend plans??

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Honey!!

Here are some Happy Birthday messages for you....

(thank you for feeding me)
Woof... Woof... Woof...
(thank you for loving me)
Woof.. Woof... Woof...Woof...
(thank you for petting me and walking me)
Woof.. Wooooooof... Woof!
(I looooove you!)
~ Daisy


Happy Birthday Brother!! I hope you have a great day. Only one more year and you will be 30. So proud of everything you have accomplished. I love you
~Your little sis! 

Happy Birthday Andy!
~ Katie


“Happy B-day old man (you’ll always be older than me….).  Hope it’s a good one.”
~ Pat


Happy Birthday Old Man!! Hope your day is wonderful.
~ Brittany Motz


Happy Birthday Bro, hope it's the best one!
~ Stan


Happy Birthday Andy!!

Wish you were here so we could help you celebrate.

Having Randi in your life should make this the best birthday ever!

Love you
~ Mama (Joanne)


Dear Andy,

We are so glad you are part of the family (JD says he hasn't officially met you yet so jury is still out).  You are an amazing man and wonderful husband and we hope you have a special birthday.  Or at least we hope the cake is good...

Love you so much!

~ JD, Jade and Jackson


Andy – Enjoy your first birthday as a member of our family and your last birthday in your 20’s!  We love you!  From your second set of parents…
~ Susan

Happy Birthday Andy, and may the Lord bless you in abundance!  I am hoping that you’ve already gotten some good use out of the BBQ Susan and I had sent last month – may it continue to provide good times for both you and Randi.  Take good care and again, Happy Birthday!
~ Chris


I found this and thought it was cute... Andy will be having a military birthday because he will be at work :( I guess that's the joy of being an adult huh??


Happy Birthday to the most amazing man in my life!! I am so lucky to be married to you. You are such a great husband, leader, friend and puppy daddy! You are my world and I can't imagine life without you! I am proud to call you my man! :)
I love you!!
~ Randi

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Here's what I'm loving today!

Tomorrow is my handsome husbands birthday!!!

Dunkin Donuts Coffee... every morning it gets me going!

That it's almost feeling like FALL!!! My most favorite time of the year!
As they say in the south... "Happy Fall Y'All!"
No matter how awful I feel, I can put on my MAC lip gloss and feel pretty! I seriously love this stuff! I HATE not having gloss or chap stick on my lips! Ask anyone who knows me, I always have some sort of lip treatment near by :)

I love that my hubby came home with these yesterday... I'm saving them for a special treat!  

And of course I'm always loving these 2! Andy was playing on his computer and Daisy was quite interested!! That girl LOVES her daddy!! Even when he disciplines her, she still loves him! So cute!!

This picture is funny... I was making the bed and Andy was in it... so I made him in it too. :)

Happy Wednesday!!! We are almost to Friday eve!!! :) 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What a morning!

Whew... what a morning.

I woke up late (my alarm messed up... my own fault), slipped in the shower (owwww!), went to feed Daisy and I spilled her BIG HUGE tub of dog food all over the floor... (took me 10 minutes to clean that up), still running late.... , burnt my finger trying to pour my coffee and grab a thing of oatmeal at the same time, hit a rain storm on the way to work, tripped and almost ate it in the parking lot on the way in... but I still managed to make it at 8:01 (suppose to be here at 8:00).

I'm just a stress ball when I wake up late. It is annoying.

On another note... tickets to come home for Christmas are almost $1,300.00!! :( If that's how expensive it's going to be... I'm not sure what we will be doing. It's so sad because we REALLY want to go home for Christmas... but that's just A LOT of money!!!
A month later it would be $840.00! It's so annoying that they raise the prices so much.
Say a prayer it will all work out, would ya??

Happy Tuesday!! I hope the rest of the day goes better!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Week!

You are handsome, patient and smart...  

happy, full of life...
caring and sweet...

tender and true..

an amazing daddy to our fur-baby...

our biggest fan and best supporter...

loving and compassionate...

amazing with kids...

silly and always making me laugh...  
a protector and defender...  
the most amazing man in the world...

and I'm so blessed to be your wife!!!

Happy Birthday week love, and Happy 7 months of marriage!
You are absolutely amazing.
Thank you for being so wonderful!!!
I love you!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Jakey!!!

Happy Birthday Jacob!!!!
Tomorrow is our oldest nephews birthday!! It's so sad that we aren't able to help them celebrate... but we are there in our hearts!! We hope to face-time with the family too!

I remember when Jacob was born... his Auntie Liz and I were working together at the rehab hospital and she had her cell phone in her pocket so she wouldn't miss that important call!

There have been 4 "Baby J's" in our family...he's the original! :)

Jacob and his momma Charity

Jacob was the ring bearer at Auntie Liz and Uncle Pat Pat's wedding.
He did so good!!

What a cutie!!!

Kisses from Auntie!


Swimming at my parent's pool!

Ring bearer at our wedding, but not really wanting to take pictures!

The Rodriguez's!

Frank and Jake on his first day of school!!

Happy Birthday buddy!!!

We wish we could be there tomorrow for your party, but we will see you very soon!! We love you so much and can't wait to come home and take you to McDonalds and the movies! Uncle Andy already has plans for it!!
Have a great birthday and make your momma and daddy give you hugs and kisses from us!!
Uncle Andy and Aunt Randi

(Thank you to Facebook for letting me "steal" all these photos from my in-laws pages!) :)

Happy Anniversary!!

Happy 32nd Anniversary
Mom and Dad Rodriguez!!!!
(we are a day late... it was actually yesterday)

Here they are 32 years ago (yesterday)... starting their lives together!!

Here they are 31 years later (this was taken last year), still madly in love!!

They are so cute!

This was a family picture taken before Andy left for basic.

I love them so much and are so thankful they found eachother, so that I could find my love!!

They sure do make a good looking family, don't they??
The original Rodriguez family!

The Rodriguez family with all the in-laws!

We wish we could be there to celebrate with you!
Thank you for being such a great example and for always being there for us!
Happy Anniversary!!!
We love you!!