Monday, April 20, 2009

My Birthday!!

Oh wow, its been a crazy, fun-filled day! I can't believe the day is coming to a close. My friend Elizabeth spent the whole day with me. Plus Andee & Kalie took the day off to hang with me as well. It was a huge celebration!! Watch the slide show - its got some great photos from today.

The day started off with pedicures!! Elizabeth and I went to "Lovely Nails" and got a wonderful massage and cute new toenails! More than sure I don't want to wear closed toed shoes...ever again! Then we went to our favorite store...ROSS! We bought a few new flip flops for me. Don't know what I was thinking, but I ended up putting on 2 different black flip flops this morning. I had to buy new ones, I was so embarrassed!!! Then we met up with my favorite ladies at Chili's for lunch. (Little Jesse included) My mom took little Jesse after lunch and the rest of us girls headed to our favorite tattoo parlor!! We booked out our favorite artist for the whole afternoon and took advantage of the situation!

The girls let me go first. I had drawn a little design after seeing Heidi Klum's tattoo of her husband's name. The idea inspired me to tattoo "Joe" on me. Most people disagree with the idea, but I love it!!! Andee went next, getting the word "promise" on her wrist. Both of our first tattoos took like a minute to do. So next Andee's friend Kelli went. She met up with us; wanting to see what it was like and decided to get one herself! Then Kalie was up. We altered her idea a little bit...I gave it some Erica flair! After Kalie we had some time to kill, while Jesse's sketch was being drawn, so I decided to get another one! After all it is my birthday! I talked about some designs with our artist and we chose a four leaf clover. I let our guy give it his flair and I'm completely satisfied with his work!

Jesse's was the biggest piece; lots of detail that took a lot of time. We all had fun just hanging out. Joking around and watching X-Men II and some George Carlin stand-up. I think we were there a total of 5 hours. We had such a great time though. Our guy had appointment after Jesse, so we all left and went to dinner. Andee really wanted a 2nd go around, but we ran out of time. While we were at dinner, Andee got a call from the tattoo place and was told the appointment we hurried up with dinner and ran back over for Andee's 2nd addition.

You'll have to look at all the pictures. Our "ink" turned out awesome and I'm excited to see them all healed up. It was a fabulous birthday and I enjoyed every minute of it. Especially because I was surrounded by my loved ones. Elizabeth resisted temptation and didn't get a tattoo herself, but I'll be waiting until the day she makes her decision. I know some of you aren't big tattoo people...but I guess we are! We had a lot of fun and it will definitely be a memorable birthday.

Now here I sit, with my wonderfully, understanding [tattoo free] husband. He came to dinner with us and then we had RANDOM DISNEY MOVIE night!! We bought, The Incredibles and Cool Runnings. Good times!! What a wonderful day....have I said that enough???

Thank you everyone for your texts and birthday wishes. Thank you Elizabeth, Andee, Kalie, Jesse, Kelli and Joe for making this such a memorable day. You guys are the greatest

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wanna know me?

I'm taking you up on your offer Susie. 100 things about ERICA!!

1. Last beverage→Dr. Pepper
2. Last phone call→Joe
3. Last text message→Alex
4. Last song you listened to→Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
5. Last time you cried→about 2 hours ago, with Andee watching hilarious videos of ourselves!!!

6. Dated someone twice →No
7. Been cheated on? →No
8. Kissed someone & regretted it? → No
9. Lost someone special?→Yes
10. Been depressed?→Once or twice in my life
11. Been drunk?→Yes

12. Red
13. Black
14. Green

15. Made new friends→Most definitely
16. Fallen out of love - Nope
17. Laughed until you cried →YES!!
18. Met someone who changed you→ Yes
19. Found out who your true friends were→Yes
20. Found out someone was talking about you→Who cares
21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list→ Yes

22. How many kids do you want to have→At this moment - none. But you never know
23. Do you have any pets →Heck yes...they are my little boys. Simon and Lucas
24. Do you want to change your name→No
25. What did you do for your last birthday→Read my blog; spent time with family
26. What time did you wake up today? 8:00am
27. What were you doing at midnight last night?→Watching videos and playing games with friends
28. Name something you CANNOT wait for→My birthday...should be fun!!
29. Last time you saw your father→Yesterday. It was time for his cut & color!
30.What is one thing you wish you could change about your life→Nothing. I'm oh so happy!!
31. What are you listening to right now →Andee's TV in the background
32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom →Probably
33. What's getting on your nerves right now? →The fact that I can't type at my normal speed with acrylic nails on

34. What's your full name →Erica Snow Black
35. Relationship Status →Married
36. Zodiac sign →Aries
37. Male or female→ Female
38. Primary School→Um...there was like 5. My parents were never stationary
39. High school →Murray High & Enterprise High
40. Hair color →Red...and its natural right now!!
41. Long or short →Short...but growing!
42. Height →5' 5"
43. Do you have a crush on someone? →Crush? Wow, no
44. What do you like about yourself?→My individuality and sense of style!! Hee hee
45. Piercings →A crap-ton in my ears
46. Tattoos →5 and soon to be 6!!
47. Righty or lefty →Righty

48. First surgery →N/A
49. First piercing →Ears at age 12
50. First tattoo →November 2000...18 and independent!
51. First best friend →Aliece Gwilliam...I think
52. First sport you joined →Dancing at age 3
53. First pet →CJ, some kind of mix
54. First vacation→Good question
55. First concert →BOYS II MEN!!
56. First crush→Jeremy Franks
57. First alcoholic drink→Champagne

58. Eating →Nothing...its past midnight
59. Drink → see above
60. I'm about to → Go to bed
61. Listening to →Music from my blog and Andee's TV
62. Waiting for → MONDAY!! Best day ever!!
63. Want kids? →Nope
64. Want to get married?→I want to be married forever!
65. Careers in mind? →I have my career. Hair is my life!

66. Lips or eyes →Eyes
67. Hugs or kisses →KISSES
68. Shorter or taller →Taller
69. Older or Younger →It doesn't matter
70. Romantic or spontaneous →Joe and I are completely spontaneous
71. Nice stomach or nice arms → Don't care
72. Tattoos or piercings?→Don't care
73. Sensitive or loud →LOUD!
74. Hook-up or relationship →Relationship
75. Trouble maker or hesitant→Trouble maker

76. Kissed a stranger →Nope
77. Drank hard liquor →Yes
78. Lost glasses/contacts →Yes
79. Cried yourself to sleep→So long ago
80. Danced in the rain→Sure
81. Broken someones heart →Don't think so
82. Had your own heart broken →YES!
83. Been arrested → No
84. Turned someone down→Maybe
85. Cried when someone died → Yes
86. Liked a friend more then just a friend →Yes

87. Yourself → YES!
88. Miracles → Sometimes
89. Love at first sight →No
90. Heaven → YES!
91. Santa Claus → YES!
92. Kissing on the first date →Sure, why not?
93. Angels → YES!

94. Is there one person you want to be with right now? Not RIGHT now, but sure someday
95. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? →No
96. Do you believe it’s possible to remain faithful forever?→YES!
97. Where is your favorite place to vacation? DISNEYLAND!! (But only if my family goes with me)
98. What's the one thing you cannot live without?→Joe and my blog
99. What is your biggest pet peeve?→People who don't blog or don't ever update...ELIZABETH, its been OVER a month already!!!
100. One thing that most people don’t know about you →That I really don't care what people think. My life, my choices, my fun. Deal with it!

I'm tagging everyone who read this....if you read all 100, you owe it to yourself!! :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

So colorful!

Happy Easter everyone!! I just wanted to share a few photos of our egg dying fun! It was a last minute thing, but my folks still ended up with 10 dozen eggs. It only took us a little over an hour and we all go creative. I can't wait for deviled eggs tomorrow!! Enjoy your Easter everyone!!

The family.

Jessica being silly!

And Dad being silly. We love to make faces.
Hee hee
My first says "Bite Me." Joe was making fun of me, so this is my retaliation.
Jessica's "girl and boy"

Some of our beautiful eggs!! So colorful.

Me and my sweet.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Case of the "Mun-days"

Most people hate Mondays; I however LOVE Mondays!! Not only because I always have that day off, but because I get to watch my adorable nephew AND have lunch & shop with my good friend Elizabeth! (Well sometimes Elizabeth ditches, but at least Jesse never turns me down! :) Just kidding Roosy-Q)

When Elizabeth joins our little party, we always eat lunch at Chili's and shop a little bit. Jesse loves his quesadilla & root-beer; he always orders himself. Plus there is good conversation and lots of giggles.

This past Monday, we went on a shopping excursion to the newest store in South Towne Mall, Forever 21. Their jewelry department was recommeded to me by Kalie...I've got a thing for jewelry. Okay its more than "a thing," I'll admit it. I'm obsessed!!!!! Well not only did I love their accessory department, but little Jesse had a grand ol' time with the sunglasses! He's just too dang cute, I had to share these photos.

I'm one lucky Auntie!! Thanks Elizabeth for always hanging out with us. I love our "Chi-wee's" outings and all our shopping. I buy my best stuff when I'm with you. Monday??

I've got my own case of the