Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve in picture review

A few years ago, a friend asked us to post our top ten pictures in any order, comment or not comment for New Year's Eve.

It was so much fun but it was also so hard.

So hard, I decided to do it again this year and tag all of you to play along if you want to.

I also hope your new year is filled with loving family, great friends, and wonderful memories.

Thank you for allowing me to share not only my life but for all of you sharing yours as well. This blogging community has come to mean so much to me. I can't wait to see what the new year has in store for all of us.

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas carols revisited

R2 has been singing Christmas carols for a few weeks and even though Christmas is over he hasn't stopped.

One of the songs he sings is Must Be Santa. His class performed this song and several others for the parents on the Friday they got out of school.

But some where along the way the words have been changed.

The original version goes like this...

Who's got a beard that's long and white?

Santa's got a beard that's long and white.

Who comes around on a special night?
Santa comes around on a special night.

Special night, beard that's white,

Must be Santa must be Santa,
Must be Santa, Santa Claus.

R2 version now says this...

Who's got a beard that's long and white?
Santa's got a beard that's long and white.

Who comes around jacks your bike?
Santa comes around and jack your bike.

Special night, jacks your bike,

Must be Santa must be Santa,
Must be Santa, Santa Claus.

I'm sure he had a little help from his brother. All though I have every bit of confidence he could have come up with these lyrics all on his own.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

They're down and they've been down

Is it wrong that I took down our Christmas decorations this past Sunday?

The day after Christmas.

Everything gone. Boxed back up. Put back on the shelves. Gone till next year.

I even found a Nerf bullet or two in the tree when I was taking the ornaments off.

Hubs took down the outside stuff yesterday.


I have already cleaned out the boys closets and brought the donation stuff to where it needed to go.


The house has been cleaned.


you can say it...

I'm an over achiever.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I'm over the crying at Toy Story 3

Right now it's 7:31pm and my family is already in their PJ's, well everyone but me and they are settling down.

R1 is on the couch wrapped in a blanket and Hubs and R2 are on the recliner.

The funny part in all of this is R2 is actually just about asleep. His head keeps bobbing from one side to the other.

It's the cutest thing ever.

And the plan is when he's asleep for a while, Hub's is going to put him in his bed so he and R1 can spend some quality time together.

You know playing video games. Because nothing says quality time like playing NBA JAM.

And me well I think I'm just gonna climb in my bed and snuggle up with Toy Story 3 for the one millionth time, only this time I just might cry at the end, like I did the first time I saw the movie. But only because I won't hear the following monologue.

Child: Mom are you crying?

Me: Nope, as I fight back tears.

Child: Yes you are! (Said with a huge smile)

Me: No I'm over crying at this movie. We've watched it enough so now I'm numb to it.

Child: No you're're CRYING! DAD!!!'s crying!!

Me: OK just pass me the tissues please!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Nothing says Christmas like...

1. The sound of Nerf gun bullets whizzing by your face. My house is officially a war zone. There are green and orange bullets all over.

2. The sound of boys laughing as they are pelting each other with the Nerf bullets.

3. The sound of new video games being played and new movies being watched. The new games this year were: NBA Jam, Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini Land Mayhem, Rock Band 3 and Epic Mickey. The new movies were Toy Story 3 (of course) and Despicable Me.

4. New clothes that get pulled out of the box and tossed on the floor like they could care less but can't wait to wear that new shirt the next day.

5. The sound of everyone snoring after all the presents have been opened and Christmas lunch has been eaten.

I hope everyone had blessed holiday. I know I sure did.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve

Well we have done Christmas with both sides of our families and now it's time for me to enjoy my little family.

I hope each of you have a very Merry Christmas!!

"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince Of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Family Christmas road trip

First off, I just want to say a few things about R1 new phone.

Thank you all for your support. We did establish some ground rules for his phone and so far so good. Also I have never been so glad that we have unlimited texting on our plan because the first day he had the phone he sent me 20 messages.

I think it's safe to say he likes that he now has a cell phone.

OK now on to other things.

We are going to the lake today to have Hubs' side of the family Christmas. I have to say that I am excited about it!

We are of course eating. My mother in law is going all out even though she said we were scaling back on the food this year. And the best part is I only have to bring the Lemonade Pie.

Here is the recipe, it's so easy.

1 can frozen lemonade, thawed
1 can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
1 tub cool whip
1 graham cracker crust

Whisk together the thawed lemonade and the Eagle brand milk. Chill in fridge several hours, over night is best.
Add whip topping and finish with green sprinkles.

DONE! I told you it was easy.

Anyway, I can't wait to get together with my family and spend the day with them.

So I hate to type and run but I don't want to be late for the homemade chicken and dumplings.

Peace out, peeps!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Early Chrsitmas times two

Santa came a little early for two of us last night.

R1 and I both got new cell phones. Well R1 got his first cell phone.

He is 10 and has been asking for one for two years and I have always stood firm and said no. I mean he was 8 back then and honestly who was he going to call/txt and when would he be by himself that he would need one.

But Hubs and I have been talking and Middle School is coming sooner than we want and that means after school activities. So we decided that for Christmas he would get a phone.

When we got to the store there were several options but the best for us if you added a line you got the new Droid Incredible for free. Well there was no way I was going to give a 10 year a $600.00 phone.

So Mama got a new phone too! Yes I have finally upgraded my cheap/free phone to the 21st century. And R1 well he just has a new phone that he picked out. And he's pretty excited about it.

I have to admit that I still think he's a bit young for a cell phone. But I am comparing it to the fact that I didn't have a cell phone when I was 10 but then they didn't have cell phones back then either.

Ouch... I just dated myself.


What age do you think is appropriate for a child to have a cell phone? I'm really just trying to see if I am in the majority here.


Monday, December 20, 2010

The Songs, The Story, Christmas...with a side of tired

This a was a jam packed weekend. I don't think I could fit another thing into it.

Friday was sick and not feeling well, which was not a good way to start off a busy weekend.

Saturday was graduation at the university I work for and we are required to work graduation. It was a very exhausting 8 hours.

Once graduation was over I went up to church to decorate for our "Taste of Christmas" which was after our church musical on Sunday night. My friend Beth and I were in charge of decorating the plates/napkins/silverware table and the center pieces for all of the seating tables. And to top that off I had to decorate our Sunday school table as well.

Then Sunday, my side of the family came over for lunch and Christmas. The boys got some great stuff and I see a trip to Kohl's in my future thanks to my parents!

Then we all went up to church for our musical, The Songs, The Story, Christmas. And I have to say our choir did a wonderful job!! There was so much meaning in each song. It's a great way to really kick off the Christmas season. The boys also sang in the children's choir. They did a great job as well.

And after cooking, cleaning, decorating for three days, I'm exhausted.

So if you will excuse me, I'm off to take a nap! Hope all of you had a great weekend.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Silent Night But Only Till 10 Points

I love this!

Now go watch.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Year Without A Santa Claus

This is one of my favorite Christmas movies.

I just love Snow Miser and Heat Miser.

I also love Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (the original cartoon one)

Not only do I make sure we watch these on TV when the come on during the holidays but we own them as well.

I think I see a family movie night in our future, the very near future.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas On The Square

Friday night in Small Town USA we had our annual Christmas parade and holiday carnival.

And with out further ado here are a few pictures.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Really, at my age

On Monday after noon I started to not feel so well. My throat was starting to hurt when I swallowed, but only on the left side.

A few hours later and my left ear was beginning to hurt too.

I knew from years of experience with my oldest not to mess around when ears and throats start to hurt.

I called my doctor first thing Tuesday morning. And luckily, the could fit me in at 1:45. Now if I could just old on till then. (Bring out the Advil and take 4 at time.)

When I arrived at the doctors office, my total office wait time was 15 minutes. I know, right! I just love my doctor's office.

First I see the nurses assistant, you know the one who makes you get on the scale and confirms only what you already knew. That you have done nothing but gain weight since Halloween.

Next I see the nurse, who checks my eyes, ears, (they should have been checked first, but who am I) and then checks my breathing.

Finally the doctor comes in and looks at the notes his nurse took, confirms I have an ear infection, and writes out a prescription and tells the nurses assistant to give me a steroid shot. Thank, Amen, Hallelujah!

Nice to know that at my age I am not immune to things like ear infections. Oh the joy of one. I have never had one. I remember R1 getting one an his ear puffed out on the side and turned red. I never doubted his pain wasn't painful and I always did everything I could to ease his pain, now I have even more sympathy, since I have now experience one first hand.

So an hour later I leave the doctors office. And then another half hour and three prescriptions later I leave Walgreen's.

Have any of y'all have an ear infection? Any home remedies I should try? How long did the pain last? How long was your ear so sore you couldn't lay down on it?

I know I just threw a ton of questions at y'all, sorry. I blame it on the steroid shot, it might have affected more than just my ear.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Laid off from school

R2 love to tell stories. He has a very wild imagination and his stories are detailed not to mentioned hilarious.

So Sunday at church during Sunday school, he tells his teachers, straight faced, that he got laid off from school and had to go work in a car shop as a mechanic. He also lost a bolt and had to use his hammer to bang out a dented piece on the car.


What kinda of 5 year old comes up with stuff?

My 5 year old, that's who. I just love that boy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

For as long as they want to

The other day I was reading this post by Musings of Housewife about her kids sleeping in her bed, and it really hit close to home.

A day after reading her post this what happened at my household.

It was three in the morning and I was sound asleep, when I felt something poking me. That poking was being done by R1 who was standing over me telling me he had just had a bad dream and wanted to climb in my bed and sleep with me.

Before I could even think clearly enough to give him an answer, he was in the bed snuggled up between me and Hubs.

Now here is your visual...two grown adults and then a 10yr old who is 4'11" and weighs right over 100 pounds. Guess I should say three full size people all in a queen size bed. And a dog at the foot of the bed.

Did I mind? Not one bit. Actually I loved every stinkin' minute of it. And to make my heart burst with love even more, R2 woke up about 3:30AM and just climbed on in the bed.

Another visual...3 full size people, and a 5yr old,weight is not exactly known but he is almost to heavy for me to pick anymore, and a 20lb dog...all in a queen size bed. And I still didn't mind.

You see, one day my boys are going to grow up and think having anything to do with their parents, let alone snuggling, is stupid. They will think I am the biggest dork at some point in their life. They will want to be with their friends doing cool stuff and hanging out with the parentals is not cool.

So I will take these moments for as long as they last. I love snuggle time. I love to drink in their sighs as they fall asleep. I love to bask in the feeling of their small hands wrapped around my neck or draped over my shoulder. I love the comfort of a pat on my hand as they hold mine right before drifting off to sleep.

I love to hold them close and hear them breathe and rest my head on their back and listen to their heart beat.

So if you ever ask me if I let my kids climb into my bed and sleep, the answer will be yes. For as long as they want to.

For I know these days are numbered. I only hope the number isn't very small.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

This makes me happy

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Black Friday recap

My friend Beth, her daughter and I started a tradition. We get up EARLY and go shopping on Black Friday.

And when I say EARLY really mean we leave my house some where around 5:30-6AM. But when I say shopping I mean SHOPPING.

Last year we shopped for 11 hours. This year we beat that record. We left my house at 5:45AM and were at Target by 6. And we did not return to my house until 7:30PM. Yup that's 13.5 of shopping.

It's not bad for us because we have the attitude of we get there when we get there and if they have what we are looking for great if not then there is always another week to go look for it. It takes the stress out of the Black Friday shopping hype.

We decided to hit Target first because I scored really big there last year and this year was no disappointment. I got everything on the boys lists and Hubs too.

Since I know y'all are like where did you shop for 13.5 hrs, here is a run down of the stores.

Kids Gap
JC Penney
Best Buy
American Eagle
Dress Barn
Shoe Carnival
Party City
Hobby Lobby
and maybe a few I forgot

And as an added bonus I really scored at Kids Gap, even though clothes weren't on my list. They had everything and I mean everything on sale 50% off till 10AM, we got there at 8. I got a shirt there for $6.00 that was originally $40 and they kept marking it down until I bought it.

As a matter of fact I finished my Christmas shopping except for my niece and nephew and they want gift cards, and that's easy.

Oh I also wrapped everything on Sunday. I know, I'm such an over achiever. We are totally ready for Santa. In my defense this is the first year ever that I have had everything wrapped before December 1.

We also did break for lunch some where around 11:30-12. And there was a trip to Sonic after 2pm because it's happy hour from 2-4 and all drinks are 1/2 price.

And I knew at 6AM there was a large sparkling strawberry lemonade at some time in my future.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cheese balls galore

This was the container cheese balls I bought at the beginning of the Thanksgiving week.

And this is the container at the end.

Can you say we all enjoyed the cheese balls?

But also in our defense, this is what Hubs made with some of them.

Can you also say YUM!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving Break

Today the kids are getting out of school early. Can you say Thanksgiving Break!

Hubs and I have a date with our oldest child. We are going to see the new Harry Pottery movie. And to be honest, I'm excited about it!

And since everyone is out of school next week, I am also going on a bloggy vacation too.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

See you in a week.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Leonid Meteor Shower

Yesterday I emailed Hubs at school and told him about a meteor shower that we might be able to see once is got dark.
He was all on board with this idea. He even suggested that we wait until the kids were asleep and then pull out some blankets and go lay down in the back yard and watch. I know he's so sweet.

And that is exactly what we did last.

And truthfully the only complaint I had was the moon was to bright and we probably could have seen more if we had waited until around 2AM. But lets also face it, normally I am asleep at 2AM.

I also have to admit it was pretty romantic laying in the backyard under the blankets holding hands and watching the stars.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Seriously, did that just happen?

So I have to ask....

Did anyone else hear Hubs screaming Sunday? I think my entire neighborhood might have hear him.

All I have to say is Texans vs. Jaguars

And if you missed you go.

You are welcome. Have a great day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Before or After

So while perusing Facebook this weekend, I read where several people were putting up their Christmas trees and decorating their homes.

So my question to you is when do you put up your tree? Before or after Thanksgiving?

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and have a great day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day.

Let us not forget the reason we celebrate today.

Let us remember all of the soldiers past and present who fought to give us our freedom.

The ones who gave their lives and the families they left behind.

The ones on the front lines now who are missing their spouses and families and in return they are missing them.

Let us remember the past wars so that we may not repeat them.

Let us just remember what this day means for all of us.

And if you see a soldier today, thank them, hug them, shake their hand, because they deserve so much more

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time Change

Normally Daylight Savings Time comes and goes and I can function just fine. This year not so much.


Monday night all of us and when I say all of us, I am including the dog, were in bed asleep at 9PM.

Last night 9:30 but only because I had to make sure the jeans were finished drying. But to completely honest I was ready for bed around 8:30. I know, I am OLD!

Is this time change thing causing anyone else trouble? I sure hope I'm not the only OLD person out there.

Monday, November 8, 2010


The school projects have begun.

Let me break out into a sweat now.

R2 came home with a note Friday and a cut out sheet instructing us of a "family" project due on Monday.

I use family loosely because all of you know that any time the word project comes homes in a note from school, it's usually the mamas that complete the project.

I will break out all of my scrapbook stuff and make sure the glue gun is working and make sure I have extra sticks on hand.

Anyway, R2's project was to disguise a turkey so that he will not be eaten for Thanksgiving.

I asked R2 how he wanted to disguise his turkey, thinking he would want to go for the camo look and I would have to discourage this because everyone else would be doing camo look.

But instead to my amazement he said he wanted to do his like a zebra. I know, I have the greatest son ever!!! I had zebra print felt left over from last year when R1 had free enterprise day. You can read about and see his project here.

I made the necessary trip to Hobby Lobby to ensure we had all of our supplies. I have a great fear of running out of zebra print felt, feathers, and google eyes.

I came home, traced and cut out the zebra print turkey. Then I asked R2 if he wanted to help me glue the felt down. He did for all of about 2.7 seconds. He thought playing karate with his brother was more exciting.

So I trudged on alone. As I assembled the turkey, I would ask R2's opinion and he would stop karate chopping on his brother long enough to look over and say sure.

And here is Mr. Turkey, do you see him? Do you????

Gobble, gobble, gobble.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Watch out for ponding

I had several great titles for this post earlier in the day but for the life of me I can't remember a one of them. Guess that will teach me to write things down.

Tuesday when we got home from the Renaissance Festival, I promptly went to start washing clothes. And while I was packing the washer to it's fullest capacity I noticed the floor was a tad bit wet. Who am I kidding, it was really wet. So I did what any great wife would do...


So Hubs comes running and see the water. And he grabs some towels and starts to soak up the water and said, "There, done!" And walks back down the hall.

I knew it was far from being OK and that mopping up the water was just a temporary fix. I had gotten the impression we would need to purchase a new water heater.

And so the gnashing of the teeth and many hours of internet research began. And have you priced those suckers lately??? OUTRAGEOUS!! And delivery and installation? EVEN MORE OUTRAGEOUS!!

Anyway, I was a tad bit stressed out to say the least. I slept terrible and the next morning came way to early.

Wednesday morning I was at Home Depot bright and early. I purchased a new water heater and a new toilet set, but that is a post for another day. I scheduled to have it delivered and installed the same day. Home Depot says if you buy it that day before noon and want delivery and installation, they can guaranty same day service.

HOLLA!! I will be able to take a hot shower in the morning.

So yesterday before 11AM I was a bazillion dollars poorer and we had new water heater that functioned properly. AKA didn't leak water all over my floor.

And the installation guys said my water heater area was the cleanest they had ever seen. They must not have been able to see my bedroom or the boys bathroom. I bet they would beg to differ then.

But what I want to know is why do they charge so dang much for that stuff, they know you have to have it!! Kinda like diapers and formula. They know you need it so the charge the highest possible price for it! UGH!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

OK seriously I'm tired all over again but at least my feet don't hurt

OK so I was so exhausted from the weekend that I went to bed Monday night around 9:30.

I say around 9:30 because that is the last time I looked at the clock and I don't remember leaving the TV on waiting for the news to come on to watch the weather.

I wanted to watch the weather because R1 had a field and I wanted to make sure I wore the proper weather attire, AKA a rain coat and a pair of rubber boots.

We were going to the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville. Me, Hubs, R1 and about ONE HUNDRED 5th graders.

Oh, sorry back to the rubber boots. The forecast for the day...70% chance of rain and highs in the low 70's.

If you have ever been to the Texas Renaissance Festival, you know it outdoors and it gets MUDDY, hence the need for rubber boots.

The good news was the rain stopped when we got to Conroe and the sun came out just long enough to kind of dry things out a bit.

We arrive around 10AM and promptly hit 1. The bathroom and 2. The food.

Then we saw two shows

Bird of Prey, AKA the owls and falcons.

And the jousting.

Then it was off to do other things, like dip you hand it HOT wax 12 times.

And then meet up with another class.

By the way I just thought the three of you who read this would like to know, since the rain had stopped, I never did wear my cute zebra print rubber boots. I just left on my Nike's. I'm glad to because five hours later my feet would have been killing me.

Instead my body is just screaming at me that it need to rest for the next century from the past three days.

Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm tricked and treated out!

Halloween 2010 was a great success!

We had a busy weekend. We had a carnival Saturday night and a hay ride to take us to trick or treating.

Sunday our church held our fall festival. More games, pony rides, moon walks,and CANDY!

I'm so tried. My legs and feet hurt!

Hope y'all had a boo-tastic weekend.

And here are my goblins now...

Friday, October 29, 2010

The best brownies

A few weeks ago when the boys were out of town, Hubs and I were watching TV. One of my favorite channels is The Food Network.

Anyway, Paula Deen had son Bobby on and they were cookin' up some great food.

The dessert really caught Hubs' attention. He said the next time we grill I want to try this recipe.

Well we grilled the other night and guess what, Hubs remember he wanted to try the recipe and had me pick up all the necessary stuff for...

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie S'mores
. They were the best brownies!! I think my favorite part was the melted marshmallow creme.

Before the oven.

If only you could smell them!

Half the pan gone.

Oh the deliciousness!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The great pumpkins of 2010

See I was so tired from telling y'all about my tiring weekend I couldn't even put a post up yesterday.

But I going to redeem my self today.

Last night we did our annual pumpkin carvings. And here at the house of R&R we aspire to achieve greatness in pumpkin carving.

Here is what is left of the pumpkins after we pulled their guts out! Thank goodness we always do this in the kitchen. They were extra messy.

Clearly it takes a steady hand


And the ability to remain calm while your 5yr old uses a small jagged edge easily bendable blade all on his very own.

And here are the finished products.

Smiling Jack, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mario

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weekend recap but a day late

I would have had this up yesterday but I just couldn't go any more.

I am exhausted. And here's the weekend recap to explain why.

Friday night, R1 went to the football game with some friends and I took R2 to get his Halloween costume. Then took him to pick out pumpkins, 5 of them. Then we went to eat dinner.

Saturday, R2 and I made the birthday party circuit, starting at 10:30AM. I know, seriously, who throws a birthday party at 10:30AM on a Saturday. I guess it didn't matter, the kids had fun. Then another party at 12:30.

I was so tired I had to come home and rest up before going to HEB.

Speaking of HEB. Like how I just led you right into my next exhausting thing I did over the weekend.

A normal grocery trip takes me about an hour and a half. But oh no not Saturday. HEB has decided it was time to remodel. It's actually a great marketing technique on their part, but the store has only been there for about three years. But they moved everything around and relocated it to a different isle or section of the store.

Normally the Gatorade is with the coffee, tea, and other powdered drink mixes, now it's on the coke isle. Which makes total sense. All drinks together. The cereal is normally on the isle with the candy. Not any more, it's with the juice. And the rice has always been with canned goods, you got it, moved to an end isle until they can figure out where it goes. And the detergent is now where the toys used to be.

So two hours and twenty minutes later and about $250.00 poorer I headed out of HEB with my cart over flowing with several impulse buys because I had no idea the store even had some of the stuff that found it's way into my cart. See what I mean, great marketing technique.

Then Sunday, we got up and went to Sunday School, but we couldn't stay for church because R1 had his end of the season tournament.

Fall Ball is over. I know I will be going through baseball withdrawals in about two weeks time.

When I say we were at the ball park all day Sunday, I mean ALL DAY. We got there at noon and didn't leave until 6:30PM. It was exhausting.

But R1's team came in second place for his division. So proud of him. He made an awesome catch during the first the game. I just sat straight up in my seat staring at him saying oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, over and over.

It was quite humorous. Another mother just laughed at me. And I told her she was just as bad when her son plays short stop and the ball goes right to him. She said that was why is was laughing at me because she was glad she wasn't the only one.

So we got home late, ate dinner, did some laundry, and got things ready for Monday.

OK, I'm exhausted again from just typing it out.

Y'all have a great day, I'm off to take a nap.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hmmm what to blog about

I've been sitting here for the last hour trying to think of something to blog about.

I mean I have kids which is always good blog fodder, but right now we are on the down hill side of a 24 hour virus that woke me and Hubs up in the middle of the night when R2 screamed that he had just thrown up in his bed.

He and I laid around all day doing nothing but watching TV. Well except for the 10 minutes I let him go out in the yard and ride his bike around to get rid of some of the energy he had been storing up.

When he is sick he is all puny and clingy. When R1 is sick he just wants me there while he throwing up, but the rest of the time he wants to be left alone to sleep or watch TV.


R2 and I have watched just about every Halloween movie that has come on TV.

Here is a run down of our movie viewing today.

Hocus Pocus
It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - my favorite
Monster House
Halloween Town
Bed Knobs and Broomsticks

And I think Ghostbusters is on later.

Well I guess I did find something to blog about. Y'all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My son the comedian

While the boys were Branson, my in-laws took them to see several different shows.

The main one being the musical “Noah” which they said was great! R2 sat and watched the entire thing and at the end of each act, he would clap and cheer like everyone else.

Another place they went was to Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Which they both said was AWESOME!

But I think the funniest moment came when they went to the Oakridge Boys Theater and were waiting for the show to start and a comedian came out to pass the time.

The comedian starting asking the audience where they were from and of course my family shouts TEXAS! And the made some small talk about Texas and moved on.

I guess R2 wasn’t done telling him about Texas because he asked the comedian if he wanted a knuckle sandwich. At this point my mother in law pulls R2 into her lap and covers his mouth with her hand.

Of course the comedian eats this up and makes a smart aleck comment about you know you’re bad when...

After my mother in law talks to R2 and tells him it’s not polite to talk like that and he shouldn’t do it again she takes her hand off of his mouth.

But I guess R2 still had a few things to tell the comedian. He then comes back with…

“I’m about to make a delivery!” to which the comedian just left well enough alone and moved on to another person in the audience to poke fun at.

All I can say is I guess you shouldn’t mess with a five year old who thinks he is funnier than you.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The boys are back!

They are back! Safe and sound.

Thank you for all the prayers. This mama's heart is resting easier.


The boys went to Branson Missouri. The grandparents took them and my niece and nephew for the weekend.

The six of them went to see the musical Noah. They all said it was FABULOUS!

They also went to Ripley's Believe It or Not, and Country Tonight at the Oakridge Boys Theater. They all had a great time.

Thanks Big Guy and Duh-Duh for being such wonderful grandparents and making memories that will last a life time!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Grandparent trip

So I have the best in-laws ever!!! But sometimes I question their sanity.

They are taking my boys and my niece and nephew on a mini trip for the weekend. An 11hr one way road trip. With a 12yr old, two 10 yr olds, and a 5yr old.

I'm asking for prayers as they travel, see what they are supposed to see, and then return home.

I would tell you where they are going but then I would have to kill you. I can tell you they are traveling out of the great state of Texas. And to be honest my OCD is kind of in overdrive.

I have given the boys countless lectures over the past few days about staying close, stranger danger, and not going to the bathroom alone, do not even act like you are going over the next isle when they are in a store. They are to be glued to my in-laws side.

It's not that I don't trust my in-laws, it's that I don't trust all the crazy nut jobs that roam this great country of ours. The psychos and freaks that need some serious help.

So while you are praying for their travels please pray for me. I'm having a little bit of trouble with this one.

Oh I'll tell you more about their trip when they return home, safe and sound!

Monday, October 11, 2010

BP ain't got nothing on me

Well it looks as if BP has some competition. ME.

This past weekend on our way home from a college football game, I came across an oil spill.

And what does any woman do when it's 10 o'clock at night and you are trying to get home and can't really tell that it's oil but looks more like a large puddle of water in the road, run right through it!

When we pulled into the garage, Hubs saw the disaster. I just merely smelt it.

Oh was it NASTY!! All over the passenger side of my car.

It was so late and I was so tired that even my OCD tendencies didn't have time to kick in. I just looked at it for a brief moment and walked into the house.

But Sunday afternoon I took to cleaning the car.

Half clean

Totally caked on!

This is my garage floor, yes it's still there.

My hands after cleaning the tar off my car. NASTY and sticky.

The tar was so caked on I had to find a way to soak it off. So I used plastic wrap until it was dissolved enough to even begin to wipe it off.