Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sneak Peak of Winning Love

Over the next six weeks, I will be sharing installments of Winning Love on Wattpad. Go check it out!

Winning Love 

Mac “The Snake” Hannon has spent years throwing himself into cage fighting as a way to lash back at the natural disaster that destroyed his future. A call for help has Mac returning to the one place he swore never to return: Kansas—in the height of tornado season.

There he meets free-spirited Gayle Matthews. At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly persistent woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing back the Mac he believed long gone, he starts to make peace with the past and see the future again. Until he learns she chases his worst nightmare—then he can’t get away fast enough.
Meteorologist and storm chaser, Gayle Matthews is no stranger to being left behind and now believes in living in the moment. She wants to do just that with the handsome extreme fighter with the achingly sad eyes. 

As she works to replace the sorrow with desire, she finds herself breaking her one rule: have fun but don’t fall in love. When he suddenly pushes her away and she discovers the horrifying reason why, she issues one more challenge: face his fear and come on a chase with her.
Will squaring off with the past lead to a victory for heartache or love?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there!

My Mom's Day started yesterday. I had a great tat session and then drove from Charlotte to Hickory to spend the night with my kids at my parent's house with the intent to cash in on Mother's Day. Yes, I am not above using Mother's Day guilt to get my kid's to do something with me. LOL. It's about the only way anymore. Damn computers.

I'm a HUGE movie person, but neither one of my kids are. So I pulled the Mom's Day card and got both my kids to go see Spiderman 2 with me. My son was pretty cool with it since he loves superheroes.

My daughter?

I got a heaved sigh and a roll of the eyes, but she went without a word. Ahhh. Love Mother's Day, lol. If it had been any ordinary weekend, I would have gotten stomping feet, crossed arms and huffing the entire time we were gone. You know...because superheroes are sooooo boyish. I can't get that child to realize that I'm a GIRL and don't miss a superhero movie. Ever. I guess this is the life of having a geek streak that runs deep with a child who curls her nose in distaste at anything associated with the word. It makes me sad. :)

In the end, we enjoyed the movie. I only had the girl pressing to go to the bathroom three times. I said no each time.

Number 1--I wasn't going to miss something.
Number 2-- I wasn't allowing her to go by herself.
And Number 3 (and most important)--she really didn't need to go. She just wanted to leave the theater.

At 10, that wasn't happening. Yes, I got huffing and crossed arms with each rejection of her plea, but guess what? As we were leaving, she didn't mention needing to run to the bathroom once. Do I know my kid or what? lol

I will admit that I did have a guilt moment for coercing them into going. I won't give any spoilers away, but something happens that had all three of us bawling our eyes out.  I mean BAWLING. I had a hard enough time accepting what I was seeing, but when your two kids are sitting beside you sobbing with you...all it feels like is an epic parent fail. The review from my son afterwards was, it was really good, but I didn't like the end. Me too, son. Me too.

This morning we got up did the mom day thing with my mother. Yesterday, she took the twins to get me a rose. I got a red one from my son and a white one from daughter. They are sitting on the dining room table now. When we got back home, we went for ice-cream and I once again used Mom's day to get them to agree to watch the season finale of Once Upon a Time with me. You see how this works? LOL. I did get some lip over this one from both of them. I honestly will probably let them off the hook and just curl up on the couch with myself.

All in all, a great Mom's day. I hope each of you had a great one too!

Here's a pic of me and my twinks.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sharing pics from my kids birthday!!

My kids turned 10 last week. 10!!! I can't believe how quickly the last decade has flown. This was the first year we didn't throw a party. I think they are reaching the age where we don't need to do that anymore. So I allowed them to play hookey from school and we had a fun day. Our fun day was spent at the White Water Center in Charlotte, NC. I did a lot of firsts. I'm terrified of heights, but I also like to challenge myself. So when they wanted to go zip-lining and do the ropes course, I was like, "Okay, lets do it." Momma can't back out in front of her kids, soooo I zip-lined and I did the ropes course. Guess what??? IT. WAS. AWESOME!!!

I am zip-lined converted. It was so thrilling. I can't believe I haven't done it before now. I unfortunately didn't get any pics from the Mega Line, my crap phone went in the fritz right as my kids were getting all hooked onto the wire. BUT I did get other pics.

That's my boy starting the intermediate ropes course.

And this is the girl. And yes, I did this too. I backed up so I could take some pics before they hooked me up to follow.

My beautiful girl!

My handsome boy.

Getting our gear on so we can zip the Mega Line!

Me playing it up for the camera.

Getting ready to zip-line. Right before my phone fritzed out.

After the zip-line. Yes the stupid phone actually worked AFTER we zipped

Playing it up some more.

My boy!

My girl!

Getting ready to kayak. Seriously, people. Peace is found in a kayak. I loved it!!

Getting ready to zip on a much short line.

There she goes!

The boys turn!

There he goes!

They loved zipping too!

The advanced rope course. This really tested your mind. There is a part where you are 60 feet above the ground. It was scary!

Yep, he fell off the wire.

The guide coming to help him back up.

I have to get in the pics some way. So yes, selfie!! As you can see I DID the ropes course even if there is no proof.