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  • Foot Fungus for your Wedding!

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    For the bride who values comfort over class, Ugg has introduced a line of bridal footwear!  No stilettos here- the collection features several pairs of the Australian brand’s signature cozy sheepskin boots in pale, shimmery hues, embellished with rhinestones and sequins.  At least most wedding gowns are long enough to cover these things up.


    Nikki isn't a fan of Uggs.  She claims they cause foot fungus (http://www.styleite.com/media/ugg-foot-fungus/).  I don't know, I think they look comfy!

    What do you think of bridal Uggs?  What do you think of Uggs in general?  Would you ever wear these?

  • Happy Birthday Jackson!!!

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    Today is our son's 7th birthday.  Happy Birthday Jackson!!!!

    We purchased a cookie from the store that had a generic plastic "Happy Birthday" sign on it.  Our plan was to remove it and write "Happy Bday Jack" on it with frosting.  However, there was a big glob of frosting in the middle holding the other sign on.  

    Hmmm... what should we do with the big white blob of frosting...

    Great idea, but can we pull it off? ...

    Ta-da!  Great job Addi.  And Happy Birthday Slugger!!!!

    Nikki and I called Jack this morning to wish him a Happy Birthday...

    Happy Birthday Jack

  • Family game night at the Scott's!

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    With 3 kids we rarely have time to just relax with a family game night.  It seems like we are always running here and there with gymnastics, baseball, basketball, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, ect...  

    Last night we took some time to just hang out and play some games.

    Addi and Emma were quite impressive with the bow and arrow on the Wii.  However, things got a little heated between Addi and I when I beat her at Just Dance.  One might even say, "I've got the moves like Jaeger!"  LOL  Don't worry, I'll spare you the pictures from the dancing :D

    -Bry

  • And she says I'm immature

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    I get accused of acting immature a lot.  However, I've never laughed at something as immature as the new app, "Ow, my balls"... well, at least not when someone was filming me ;)

    "Why is she laughing so hard," you might ask?  Well, here is the promo video for the app she was playing...

    Hahahaha... I'm totally going to download this app!!!

  • Thanks Santa!

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    The kids were SUPER excited to finally get to use their favorite present from Santa...

    And, it only took Addi and I two hours to set up!  I am pretty proud of myself for only using a few choice words throughout the process, and that was only when one of the springs snapped back and caught my finger!  But, in the end, it was all worth it to see how much fun they are having!!! 

    Now...how do I hide this post form my insurance company???

  • Marriage

    Posted by Addi Scott

     

    For as long as I can remember I had the dream of being married to an awesome man, living in a nice house, 3 kids and a dog or two. Someone should tell little girls that no matter what you do, your marriage will never be what you invision in your mind at such a young age. There are jobs that get in the way, money problems, problems with other family and friends, its not all peaches and cream. But its life. This is as good as it gets. I get up every morning, I take care of my three kids, I do laundry, dishes, and every once in a great while I get a chance to sit all alone and take it all in. This is not my dream, this is better.

    Do I love my husband? Yes. Do I like him 100% of the time. No. Do I love my kids? Yes. Do I want to spend all of my waking hours taking care of them and playing with them? No. Do these things mean I am a bad mom? No. These things mean that I am human. 

    Bryan and I have been married for almost 10 years. And almost daily, we get news of a couple that we know getting divorced. Its sad. People give up too easily. Am I saying that you should stay no matter what? No. Not at all. Bryan and I both know that there are things that are unforgivable. Or maybe you can forgive them, but you still can't stay married after certain things have happened. It's not healthy.

    But we love each other, and that counts for a lot, even on the days when we don't like each other very much.

    It comes down to a very simple question: Is your life better with or without this person. If you answer without, then you need to figure out why, and determine if it is something that can be fixed with time, counseling, or maybe, God forbid, just a simple conversation with your spouse.

    I am so surprised that so many couples we know, spend day after day in the same house, but they never talk. Sure they talk about the kids, jobs and normal day to day things, but they don't really talk. 

    I am not saying by any stretch of the imagination that our marriage is perfect. I don't think there is such a thing. But I do know that if Bryan and I don't make this marriage thing work, that it won't be for lack of trying, and it won't be because of some stupid thing one of us does that eats away at the other one until we just simply can't do it anymore.

    The divorce rate is rising, and it makes me sad. I needed to vent. I needed to say what I felt. So here it is. Thanks for letting me rant.

     

     

  • Make The Talking STOP!!!!

    Posted by Addi Scott

    Our youngest son Will turned 4 in September, which means he missed the cutoff for starting 4 year old preschool by 17 days. Bummer. I wasn't too upset about it because he is the baby so I was excited to get to spend more time with him, especially one on one. Now, 6 months later, the kid is driving me batty. We have a very structured day that is almost always exactly the same. Here is how it goes:

    7am: Get big kids up to get ready for school, Will normally gets up at the same time.

    7:01: Will starts asking for breakfast before he is even out of his room.

    7:02: I get Will and the other two breakfast.

    7:20ish: Will finishes breakfast and immediatly asks to play either the Wii, or with the iPad. Which I tell him (like every day) that he cannot play on anything until after Emma and Jack go to school.

    7:30: Will asks for a snack. I say no. Snack time is at 10 oclock...Will says in 10 minutes? I say no 10 oclock...when the clock says 10:00. Will says ok.

    7:32:Will asks for a snack. I say no. Snack time is at 10 oclock...Will says in 10 minutes? I say no 10 oclock...when the clock says 10:00. Will says ok.

    7:34:Will asks for a snack. I say no. Snack time is at 10 oclock...Will says in 10 minutes? I say no 10 oclock...when the clock says 10:00. Will says ok.

    7:36:Will asks for a snack. I say no. Snack time is at 10 oclock...Will says in 10 minutes? I say no 10 oclock...when the clock says 10:00. Will says ok.

    You see the pattern...this goes on until 10:00.

    10:00: Will gets a snack. While eating said snack he starts asking if I am making him lunch. I say no Will, you are having a snack right now. I will make your lunch at 11:30. So 10 minutes? No Will, when the clock says 11:30 then I will make you your lunch. Will says I want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I say I know Will, that is what you have every day. He says ok.

    10:02: Will asks if I am making him lunch. I say no Will, you are having a snack right now. I will make your lunch at 11:30. So 10 minutes? No Will, when the clock says 11:30 then I will make you your lunch. Will says I want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I say I know Will, that is what you have every day. He says ok.

    10:04:Will asks if I am making him lunch. I say no Will, you are having a snack right now. I will make your lunch at 11:30. So 10 minutes? No Will, when the clock says 11:30 then I will make you your lunch. Will says I want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I say I know Will, that is what you have every day. He says ok.

    10:06:Will asks if I am making him lunch.I say no Will, you are having a snack right now. I will make your lunch at 11:30. So 10 minutes? No Will, when the clock says 11:30 then I will make you your lunch. Will says I want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I say I know Will, that is what you have every day. He says ok.

    10:08: Will SCREAMS from living room I HAVE TO GO POTTY!!!!! I say, then go. He goes and then explains to me for approximately 12 minutes how he pulled his own pants down, peed standing up, pulled his pants back up and washed his hands all by himself.

    10:10:Will asks if I am making him lunch.I say no Will, you are having a snack right now. I will make your lunch at 11:30. So 10 minutes? No Will, when the clock says 11:30 then I will make you your lunch. Will says I want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I say I know Will, that is what you have every day. He says ok.

    Again, you see the pattern. This goes on until 11:30 when I finally make him his beloved pb and j. 

    He starts preschool on March 5th. I have never been so excited in MY LIFE!!!

  • Addicted to Pinterest

    Posted by Addi Scott

     I admit it. I. Am. Addicted. I spend at least an hour a day looking and pinning on Pinterest. Of course this has not helped my weight at all either because there are TONS of recipes for super fattening (but awesome) desserts. I have found cool ideas for how to hang pictures, cute things to make with and/or for the kids, great recipes, work out motivation and songs, all KINDS of stuff that I never even knew I was missing! So if you send me an email, or a Facebook message and I don't respond, its nothing personal, I am just pinning. :D