Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HOCO, aka Homecoming, 2014

Well this past Saturday was our HOCO dance. The kids got all dressed up and went out to dinner and then attended a dance at the school. R1 was handsome and his date was beautiful. He was perfect gentleman and opened the door for her, pulled out her chair, paid for her dinner and then they had a blast dancing the night away and hanging out with their friends.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

HOCO 2014 Pre Event

Back in the day it was just referred to as homecoming. Complete with big homecoming mums with ribbons and decorative strands of beads and bells on each strand of ribbon, lots of bells. Bells that would make a ton of noise as you walked down the hallways of school. Oh and lets not forget the glitter letters that spelled out your name, your dates name, the year, your school, and your mascot. 

Now days, it's just called HOCO. No mums and no noise. 

Since R1 is now in high school he gets to go the the homecoming dance. Meaning...he has to find a date for homecoming. 

Which he did. (I'm still in denial)

So he asked his date, which I found out two days ago he asked to be his girlfriend, (Yep, still in denial) If she wanted a HOCO mum or flowers and where she wanted to go take pictures and eat dinner before the dance. 
And the HOCO gods were shining down on me because she didn't want a mum thus saving me a ton of money in therapy because I wouldn't be able to make a decision on which mum she would like best.  And she said she really didn't want flowers. To which I told R1 there will be flowers and a wrist corsage. And he agreed. 

So now the plans are being made for pictures, dinner, and attending the dance. 

All I can say is R1 is learning early how to make a woman happy. When I asked him what did he want to do for all of the festivities his reply...whatever she wants to do mom is fine with me. Stellar moment right there.

Oh and yes we have gone over the proper etiquette of telling her how pretty she looks, opening the door for her, pulling out her chair and even ordering for her. And in the middle of all of this, he replies that he remembers all of this from second grade when his teacher gave them all a mini lesson on etiquette.

I'm so proud of him. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014


September 11, 2001. 

2977 people lost their lives and families were changed forever.

I have not forgotten. We must never forget.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

I'm The Co-Pilot

Ummm, this happened yesterday.

And yes we both survived.

Monday, September 1, 2014

First Day 2014

Technically our first day of school was last week. I did remember to take the picture, I even posted it on Facebook, but I never blogged about. FAIL!

R1 is a freshman in high school. I can't believe that I have a child in highschool. Where has the time gone? I swear it feels like I just walked him down the kindergarten hallway and into Mrs. D's classroom.

R2 is a 4th grader. Not feeling that time has gone by yet as he is still at the elementary school but when I look back at pictures from kindergarten or first grade he looks like such a baby.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shake It Off

This made me laugh out loud.

Oh and yes for the record, this 40 something year old likes the new Taylor Swift song.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Birthdays, baseball, and Summer

Well I didn't really intend on taking such a long break. I looked back to when my last blog post was and it kinda shocked me to see June 4th. And while in my head it sounds like I have a lot to blog about when I go to type it out, it doesn't amount to a whole bunch. It's like the days have been on repeat. Which I think is a good thing, it means we have been enjoying our summer.

We've been enjoying our summer so much I totally forgot to post about R1's and Hubs' birthday.

R1 turned 14 in July. We took him out to dinner and then kicked off his birthday week with a few baseball games. As I took R1 to a FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) bible study this week. It dawned on my that in two weeks he will be a freshman in high school. He will play his first high school football game this Friday and it wasn't that long ago we were walking into the elementary school for his first day of kindergarten. SIGH! I love this child with all of my heart. He has made me laugh out loud, so mad I could string him up by his ears, yet so proud by some of his actions my heart could burst with pride. He is an amazing kid! Happy late birthday R1!

Hubs also turned 40. Yep the big 4-0! We took him out to dinner as well. And I let him off the hook the week before and the week of by cooking most of the meals. I can assure you this won't continue. I'm not a bad cook but who am I to mess with a good thing when your husband is a fabulous one. Hubs' parents, sister, brother in law, and our niece joined us for dinner. My mother in law brought to the restaurant a birthday cake that was yummy! I would like to tell you that we had it the next day however there were two boys who left the cake in the back of my car.  I also didn't realize it until the next day at noon when Hubs called to tell me. All I can say is the coolwhip icing melted right off the cake and right into the seats of my new car. But that is another post for another day. Happy late 40th birthday Hubs!
Happy 40th Hubs!

Other than the birthdays, we have been playing summer ball. R1 played in the Summer Freshman baseball league this year. He did great and will hopefully make the team when they have tryouts later in the year, so please keep him in your prayers.

R2 has been reading every day much to his disliking. We have really only slacked off these past two weeks. This summer the boys have attended various campus which kept them busy. R2 even went to watch wrestling with my dad. They saw the WWE Monday Night Raw. Lord help me! I'm still trying to figure out where this love of wrestling came from since neither Hubs nor I watch it. But R2 had a great time with his Paw-Paw and that's all that really matters to me.

We are in the middle of getting ready to go back to school. All four of us start back on August 25th. Supplies have been purchased, clothes have been bought too. The only thing we really need is shoes. But last weekend was Tax Free weekend here in the great state of Texas which roughly translates to stay away from the Mall, any other clothing store, and Target. I tried twice a few years ago to shop on Tax Free Weekend but after fighting the crowds that resembled something close to Christmas time shopping, I decided that saving $8.00 per every $100.00 I spent didn't appeal to me. So this is the main reason we still have shoes to buy. But other than that we are ready. I think.

I would like to say we had multiple outrageous adventures but the truth is we didn't. We just really stayed home and hung around town. The kids seemed to have activities they needed to be at everyday or close to everyday so that kept us or should I say Hubs busy. But we do have a vacation planned for the near future. We've had it planned (and paid for) since February. It's been so hard waiting for the time to come. I don't know who is more excited, me or the kids.

So since I'm sure I probably won't blog for another month, Peace out!