Friday, July 31, 2009

It hurts

Why is that your kids can say something some times that just hurts you to the core?

They don't realize it, well maybe they do, but I would like to think they don't.

Both of my boys said something to me yesterday that just plain ol' hurt.

And while R9 apologized, and R4 tried, It left me feeling sad.

When it was bed time, I tucked them in and said prayers.

And while the calling after me and Hubs commenced for the next 114 minutes, I never got up to go see what they needed or oblige them in one more kiss or hug.

I just didn't have it in me to get up and be fake.

Right now being a parent really stinks!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


So R9 made it home from church camp last night.

And my question to y'all is this...

Why do their clothes always smell so horrible and why is everything full of sand!

I thought I sent him to camp not the beach.

Y'all have a great day!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The wedding dance

This has to be the best video I have seen in a while.

It is just one of those videos that makes you feel good.

I wish Hubs and I had done this when we got married.

I tried to up load the video but Youtube wouldn't let me so just click here to see it.

It's a little long but you won't be sorry.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Last night R4, Hubs, and I played Candy Land.

Hubs always rigs the cards so R4 wins.

I love to watch his face when he gets a "free pass" to Grandma Nutt or Queen Frostine. And I love his face when he has to go all the way back down to the bottom.



I thought we would do something fun after Candy Land and we had all the stuff to make Smores, so Smores it was.

Because nothing tastes better than a butane melted marshmallow with some butane melted chocolate in between some graham crackers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fried pickles

So yesterday Hubs fried some shrimp and home made french fries.

But my favorite thing he makes when he fries is fried pickles.

Oh my I love them.

I would eat them every day all thought that would probably require me taking some sort of clogged artery medicine or buying a bigger Shop Vac to suck out all the fat when I got done.

Any way,

Hubs saved frying the pickles for last and it's a good thing. I think I ate my weight in them. And well we won't go there with my weight thing.

And you know what, I didn't even care that it was 127 degrees out side and I was eating hot food.

It was good!!!

Thanks Hubs, I love you!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Just some randomness

Hi there peeps!

Going to pick up R9 today!

He's been at the lake since last Friday.

I'm ready to see him. I talked to him everyday but I'm ready to hug him!

So I'm taking Friday off from blogging so I can spend a little time with him before he leaves for church camp.

And tonight Hubs and I are cooking dinner for some friends. M had surgery a week ago and her son G had sinus surgery on Monday. If you think about it could you send a few prayers their way. I know they would appreciate.

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Some favorite things

When the boys were first learning how to talk they both said somethings that were so cute and funny.

I would run to their baby books and write them down quickly as not to forget them.

Every now and then I will go pull the books out and read some of the things they used to say.

R9 used to say...

You are the bestest.
Let's go in the pimming spool.
Look at my hands. As he stood next to you shaking his hands in your face.

R4 used to say...
Let's eat skabetty
The house got messed up from Hurricane Mike...should be Hurricane Ike.
My name is R...chicken...champ

I love looking back at these sayings.

They warm my heart and make me laugh out loud!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Do you ever feel as if all you do is repeat your self over and over?

Do you ever fell you should record your voice and then just push a button for what ever phrase you need to say at the moment.

Right now I feel I say these phrases all the time.

1. Leave the dog alone!

2. Stop antagonizing your brother!

3. Get off me, I'm not your personal jungle gym.

4. Please pick up the mess you made.

5. Close the back door, we are not cooling Southeast Texas.

6. Stay out of the fridge.

7. No more popsicles!!

8. Brush your teeth.

9. Time to settle down for bed.

10. No matter what I love you!

Monday, July 20, 2009


A few weeks ago R4 went to spend a week with the in-laws.

Now it's R9's turn.

He left Friday and will not be back until Thursday.

Then he will be home for two days and then leaves again for church camp.

This is his first year to go to church camp and he is so excited.

Me, I have mixed feelings. I want him to go but he will have just gotten home and the he will be gone again.

I want him to have a great time a camp, and I know he will, but my mama heart thinks of all the what ifs.

What if something happens and he needs me, what if looses his spending money, what if, what if, what if.

What if I turn all my worries over to God. What if I given them fully to him.

He has shown me some huge things in my life lately. And I know he can take my worries and calm them.

I know he will have R9 in the palm of his hand and watch over him.

But can this mama just hang on to His pinky finger and peer over the edge and watch too?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Musical beds

So last night at some point both boys ended up in my bed.

Hubs and I have a queen size bed. And while it's just right for the two of us, it becomes quite crowded with four.

And when it was time for the boys to go get in there own beds, R4 said that my bed is the best bed and proceeded to cry over and over that he wouldn't be comfy in his own bed.

What is it about being parents that makes our bed the most comfortable in the house?

And I also notice when one of the boys has a cough, I put them in bed with us and the coughing stops. What's up with that.

I would love a king size bed for nights like last night but I'm afraid if I get one the boys will think it's a slumber party and migrate over every night.

Any one else have this problem?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

He's 4 y'all!

This video of R4 is just to cute, if I do say so myself.

I can't believe that he is doing this at 4 1/2!

I'm so proud of him.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


So today is the day I start my new job!

I'm excited and sad at the same time.

I have enjoyed staying home with the boys and spending this summer with them but I am ready to be back in the workforce. Ready to met new people and start something new.

But yesterday left me with many choices to make.

I got home from taking the boys to the movies and there were two messages on my answering machine.

The first one from my new employer, only a different department. Asking me to come in and interview to another position I had applied for. I had actually applied for two positions that were available.

I graciously turned it down, when I called back. Explaining that I had already taken another job in another department. She said she was sorry I wasn't interviewing with her but excited I would be on the campus.

The second message was for another interview for a position that I really want more than the one I accepted.

So I called that one back and scheduled the interview.

I have prayed so hard for this and ask God so many times to open this door.

And if don't get it, then I have a job, one that I think I will like. One with a future.

But if I do get it, WOO HOO!!! Because this one also has a great future!

But the bottom line is no matter where I land, God answered my prayers.

All I have ever prayed through out this experience. Is for God to take care of me and my family. To show me all the open doors, to lead me in the right direction, to place me where He knows I will prosper.

Thank you God for loving me and guiding me. For showing me you had me in the palm of your hand the entire time. You showed me all the time that you were answering my prayers.

Once again Lord, thank you!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


How many of you Facebook?

I got a Facebook page a while back when my sister kept threatening me by saying she wouldn't send me pictures of my nephew and niece anymore because she put everything on her Facebook page.

So I took the plunge and got a page and oh my word has it exploded! The snow ball effect is unreal.

I have connected with people I haven't seen in years. I'm loving it!

But I have to admit not only is it addicting but so are the games applications.

Pathwords, Farmtown, Mafia Wars...where does it end?

I can't seem to get off of Facebook. After the kids have gone to bed I log on and proceed to spend the next few hours creating words, harvesting crops, and collecting items.

Guess I can replace the time I would normally be spending at baseball or work with Facebook.

But what do I do when...a) Baseball season starts and b) I go back to work?


Monday, July 13, 2009

I'm lost

Baseball is officially over. All-Stars has come to an end.

We have been baseballin' since March...4 1/2 months is a long time.

And for the past 9 days we have driven thirty minutes to the tournament ball park. Played a game, gotten dirty, sweated so much (yuk) I won't even go there, eaten enough popsicles I thought we might turn into one, ate an entire bag of pickle flavored sunflower seeds in two days, cheered so loud my throat hurt the next day, gone out to dinner every night, and watch some great kids play a game they love!

Every night we would get home and I would do two loads of laundry. One for the white uniform. I know who would pick white, but they looked gooooood!

Another for our parent shirts and shorts and all the other stuff.

And on Thursday it all ended. We lost for the second time and were out of the tournament. We came in third, not to shabby. The boys played hard it just wasn't in the cards.

But Friday I was lost.

I didn't know how to act. I didn't have a uniform to wash and for the first time in a while I didn't have to be at the ball park for a game or practice.

I didn't have to rush out the door remembering to grab the cooler filled with water or Gatorade.

And while it was nice to cook at home and just hang a round, I just kept feeling something was off.

So for the next few days if I am walking around in circles, looking lost, please remind me baseball season is over...for now.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday

I know I said I was on a break but today is R8's birthday.

He is now 9 years old. Hence the name change to R9.

I can't believe that 9 years has past so quickly!

This is the last year for single digit birthdays. He is half way to eighteen. Eight more years at home.

OK crying now and moving on.

And because today is his 9th birthday I am going to list 9 things I love about him!

1. He is very funny.

2. He takes the long way around to tell a story, can't leave out any details.

3. He loves his brother.

4. He loves to play Uno.

5. He is an AWESOME catcher.

6. He loves to watch movies with me, while snuggling.

7. He loves to read! He finished the Diary of the Wimpy Kid books in 5 days....4 books!

8. He loves to snack on Hubs' home made hot sauce and chips.

9. He is just a really great kid!!


I love you!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Time never seems to be as long as I want it.

And while I worried about the time I have been with out work, God has blessed me in other areas of my life.

I have had time with my boys. Time with my husband.

I have had time that I normally would not have had if I hadn't been laid off.

I am so thankful God opened doors for me and provided me with a new job.

But my time is once again limited.

I have about two more weeks off before I go back to work.

And because we all know how precious our time is, I have decided to spend it with my family.

I am going to be "plugged" into them and "unplugged" from blogging.

So I'll be back in a few weeks, hopefully with some great adventures to share. And of course you know I will still be reading y'all's stuff, I can't go with out my daily laughs and smiles.

So have a great vacation and I will see y'all soon!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

On the payroll again

Yes my friends as of July 15th I will be employed once again!

Weeks of praying and prayers from y'all have paid off.

Weeks of being patient. Weeks of wondering. Weeks of crying to weeks of joy.

I am still in to much shock to even do the happy dance!

So bloggy friends, thanks for everything!

Y'all are truly the best!!!