Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mid Week Random Thoughts

1. I am thanking the Lord above for allowing all of this horrible weather to LEAVE the MidSouth. It has been 3 days of constant, horrifying weather. I am exhausted from the past 2 nights being up with scared boys, bad weather and last night no power! The hubs and I are just SO exhausted!

2. Having the boys in our room has been so much fun though! Last night the power was out so we had one candle going, it didn't get too hot but the boys sleep like babies when they are with us! It's a special feeling waking up to two sleeping boys that don't have a worry in their little minds!

3. Luke is suppose to start Kindergarten this fall. His Pre-K teacher said that he might not be ready to start this fall because his immaturity level isn't there yet and he is having a hard time recognizing his letters. Yesterday I was devestated about her telling me this, but today I woke up with a new attitude. He will be just fine, he is a completely different kid then Will, with Will I have never had to "work" with him, everything just came naturally or he might of got it quicker, with Luke, I will just have to STOP comparing him to his BROTHER because they are 2 completely different children and I need to start working with him, one on one, EACH night! Nothing but me being a lazy parent is wrong with Luke and that my friends is what has me devestated!!!

4. The hubs picked my vehicle up today from the shop, that thing better not give us 1 more ounce of problems or else it's going to another family.... I just can't handle all of this!

5. Tomorrow night our company is having a ladies night out, we are going to a painting place to do our own canvas'... I am super excited!!!

6. This weekend you better believe that I'm the kind of Mom that will dress my kids up again just to take more Easter pictures of them with my own camera.... since my camera was in the shop with my vehicle ALL weekend LONG! We had SO many different activites and I wasn't able to capture one of them :( tear

I hope you all are being safe in the South with this weather!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend!

We had a wonderful weekend, full of busy Easter things to do! Sometimes I really overdue myself!

First, my vehicle is BACK in the shop. The transmission went out on Wednesday night. It's a VERY depressing situation, the past 6 months have been HORRIBLE with us having problems with this car. It's not super old, 2005 Expedition, it's beautiful and I love my car. Man oh man, lately we have had it in and out of the shop 6 times now. So with us having only the hubs reliable 1999 F-150, it was a weird weekend to say the least!

Saturday we started out with Easter pictures outside, breakfast at Chick-fil-a, trip to Lowe's for plants, home to plant, Easter egg hunt at church, laying out Saturday afternoon. The weather could NOT of been more perfect ALL weekend long, I am so thankful for that!

Sunday was church then lunch with the hubs family. It was a great time, we hunting Easter eggs too and the kids looked adorable and giggled all weekend long.

I left my camera in my car so let's hope when we get it back from the delearship from being fixed that it's still in there. I would be DEVESTATED!!!! I have been a nervous wreck all weekend, of all weekends to not have my camera!

With all of this being said, yes we are beyond stressed right now, but I'm so thankful to have the love and support of my friends and family, most importantly spending time with them this weekend!

Hopefully I will get my camera back soon and be able to post pictures!

Hope you all had a blessed weekend, He has Risen, He is Alive Indeed!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Five Things

1. Yesterday was my first time to EVER get a cavity filled. I was 100% terrified and everyone thought I was nuts. My dentist is wonderful, I told him yesterday that I loved him because he didn't hurt me at all!! It was a breeze and I couldn't believe I was so nervous... I should add that my dentist is a hottie... I enjoyed giving him a hug to show my appreciation :)

2. The hubs and I typically get into a arguement every so often (every few months or so, not often), usually when we are stressed about other things and we take something out on that person. Last night was one of those nights, it's unfortunate, but it happens to the best of us! At one point last night we were not speaking, looking forward to moving on from the awkwardness. Then we had these horrible storms, tornado warnings and in the closet with our kids. At that moment I forgot about what even happened and just prayed for us to be safe and loved on him. God sure didn't have to make it storm horribly for my hatefulness to go away.

3. I love baby names, I think of baby names often, it could slightly be a obsession. The names that I like change often, but right now these are my baby names. Boy - Colson James (hubs likes this!) Girl - Georgia Kate (hubs is not a fan, but I can talk him into this) No I'm not pregnant, but you always have to be prepared. :)

4. I have a tendency to not be a big "new technology" type person. Actually the hubs and I both are that way. We keep our cell phones for record years, still have a desktop at home, no laptop and have no ipad ipod or anything of that sorts, nor do I even know the difference. We just recently upgraded our cable box of 8 years to a HD cable box and we feel like a million bucks. None of that stuff interest us and honestly I think we find better ways to spend our money than waste it on things that will be replaced in a few years with something bigger and better!

5. It's been 12 years now this week since my Mom suffered 2 ruptured brain aneurysms. She had emergency surgery, they called the family in saying she wouldn't make it through the night. I was in high school, it's a blur but I do remember miracles happened that horrible evening. Our lives were forever changed but it made me the person I am today! She went through horrible times, things I would never wish on my worst enemy, she fought for her life and she made it through. Today she is a renewed woman with a amazing spirit and soul! She's the #1 woman in my life and I thank God each day for saving her life! Life is precious, you never know when it will be your last day!

I hope y'all are having a wonderful Wednesday!


Monday, April 18, 2011

What I collect...

This week I am joining along with Top 2 Tuesday on a topic that really makes me think hard... I mean what are things I collect?

As I'm thinking, I asked my hubs what he thinks I collect... he said some REALLY funny things. For example the first thing he said is pregnancy test... lol, yes it seems that I am the freak that even when I know that month there's just NO way, I still take a pregnancy test. Then he said bills, he was right with both.

With the joking aside, I really collect 2 things that are dear to my heart.

1. Anything with BUNNIES on it! Not just because it's Easter time, but because since I was a teenager I just LOVED bunny things. I collect the "bunny" collection of Arthur Court. Love me some Arthur Court stuff, I would not say I collect it, but it's hard to still find the bunny collection of Arthur Court, when I do find it, I take it. I also have clay bunnies around the house, a few weeks ago I got them all out but some stay around all year long.

2. PICTURES, I am obsessed with taking pictures and "collecting" them in my computer. I try to get them developed ever so often but I have so many pictures on my computer. I take pictures just about every day of the boys and things that we do with our lives.

If our house was to catch on fire the only thing I would grab would be my computer with the pictures on it AND a bunny collection item. (of course my family too)

So I really don't collect too many things, but if I had to pick 2 things I collect or enjoy buying it would be my bunnies and saving more pictures!

Y'all have a blessed Tuesday!!

Weekend Wrap Up

1. After realizing, after much debate, that the "cleaning" fairy would not be coming to my house and it was, solely my responsibility to do the cleaning and organizing of my house. Friday night was my night to get that back in action. We ordered food out, ate with my boys, then Momma got busy. I enjoy doing laundry, but very much DISLIKE putting the clothes away, Friday night was my laundry and putting clothes away night... it took forever!

2. Saturday morning I woke up refreshed and still was in the cleaning mood, so I made sure everyone got busy so I could work on our bedroom. See I need my house in tip top shape because I am about to start working on projects, many many projects that will be maybe my next post. The older I get, the more creative my brain becomes, it scares me and makes my husband irritated :) I am happy to say that my bedroom, closets, laundry room and boys room are all cleaned and organized, I really need to work on my kitchen next.

3. Saturday afternoon the hubs drug me out of the cleaning mood and begged for food, he said he and the boys were about to starve to death, so I got ready to get out for a little bit. I went to do a little bit of shopping at Old Navy (they are having a huge sale, I got 5 nice items for only $42), grocery store and then the Lenny's for dinner. My cooking mood has gone away and has been replaced by my cleaning/let's get organized mood... uh oh!!!

4. Sunday we skipped out on church, Saturday was a cloudy, chilly day and Sunday was just gorgeous!!! We are working on our back flower beds, adding Arkansas stone to them, so we worked on bed #2, the final bed #3 should be finished soon, pictures to come I promise!!!

5. Sunday night we did manage to go to church, I watched my sweet littl 3 and 4 year old classroom, they keep me laughing!!! Sunday night the hubs helped me cook burrito's and then I finished ironing clothes and cleaned bathrooms.

It was a really nice weekend, I stayed busy and got so much accomplished! I am so thankful for that! I can't wait to go over my "projects" with you all, I will need advise and I'm really proud of myself!!!

I hope you all are having a blessed Monday! I can't wait to get home with my monkies tonight, we enjoy so much being home as a family. This morning Will said he can't wait til tonight when he gets home from school and Daddy comes home from work. We all will be together, he said! Love my big boy, he has his Daddy and I's heart for sure!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My late Anniversary post

This is a really late post, actually a month late, but I still wanted to document this fun time we had together. While Mom came in town last month, it was also during our 7 year wedding Anniversary. We got tickets to go see Lady Antebellum, it's the hubs and I's favorite band right now. It was at a casino that is only about 45 minutes away. After work we headed down to Mississippi to Harrah's Casino for some fun times together.

The hubs and I do not do date night, we really enjoy spending time together as a family so when the weekend rolls around we are always going out to eat or doing EVERYTHING together. This night I was actually nervous because it had been a year (at least) since we had been alone together, just time for us, so I was thinking this is either going to be a horrible time or it's going to be a blast.

We are not gambler's but we did take a little bit of money to play around with just for fun. It was actually our first time down there together (I know y'all, we just don't get out much). The dinner situation was HORRIBLE, the casino was not too crowded but we went to 2 restaurants and both of them was HORRIBLE service so we got up a left both times, without ordering food. I was thinking then, oh gosh, this means this night is a bust, we just need to get home. We laughed it off and went down to the food court (we wanted a nice dinner in the restaurants but we didn't have all of that time to wait). So we laughed it off, enjoyed our time and had the best night we have had in years.

We started out on the penny slots, I didn't want to waste much at first by playing the tables or dollar slots so we started really low, once we were up high, we moved on over to the quarter and dollar slots.

Here we are in the concert. It's such a silly picture of both of us but y'all the concert was WONDERFUL!!! You never know how a band will be during a concert, it was a work night too so we didn't want to be out too late either. They played hard, every good song and they were done within a hour of being on the stage.

Here's Hillary Scott, I just love her, she looked beautiful as always. She has such a unique voice.

I would spend the money to go see them again, it was a blast and they put on a great show!

So we left that night about 2am, the concert was over at 10pm and we gambled the rest of the night. I know gambling might not be the best thing for us to do, but you know what it did for us. We won some money, not much but we came back with more than we went down there with (that includes tickets, food, gas, etc) and we realized just how much fun we both are around each other. It really reminded us that spending time alone is SO important for a marriage and it also made me remember why I fell in love with this man. I mean he is a blast to be around, we cracked up all night, we had great conversations and it reminded me for a split second of the feelings I got when we were dating, you know that feeling that you really can never get back.

It was so much fun, we are already planning our next trip down together. Next time will be a nice dinner and overnight stay! The only thing that was the worst part of the night is they still allow people to smoke in casino's. We aren't use to being around smoke and it took us awhile to get use to that. We both got over it and enjoyed our evening.

Overall, we had a great time celebrating our 7th Anniversary. It's hard to believe we have been married for 7 years and been together for 9 years. Our relationship is so much different now then it was back then, but I would not change it for anything in the world. We love, care, respect and occasionally aggravate each other like we should! I love you babe and look forward to the days we will be retired and be spending every waking moment together, while watching our children raise their family!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hurdles in Life

In life you always go through hurdles (that's what I like to call them). Life throws you hurdles and it just depends on how you react to them as to if you have "passed the test" so to speak from God. That is just my belief, I think it shows character when you react to a situation in a mature way. Now I'm not saying I always pass the test, sometimes "especially this Saturday" I will pitch a fit if I don't get my way, the good thing is that my husband understands this about me and like this past Saturday, he just walked outside and let me throw my fit. Thanks babe, I felt much better after my fit and then went out to pull most of the weeds out of our back flower beds, my frusterations were gone and God allowed me to see the beauty in what I have!

Lately though, it seems like it has been so many hurdles thrown our way. First our dishwasher went out (the hubs tried to fix it, it was just old, needed a new one), then our garage door motor broke (he tried to fix this too, it was old, needed a new one) and then my car, oh Lordy, my car gave us the WORST problems last fall. Thank goodness the hubs did not try to fix it and we took it to several shops, each one would "say" they fixed it and then we would get it back, the next day my check engine light would be back on. (my car is only 5 years old, the check engine light is not suppose to be on) So, the last time this happened, before Christmas, we just said we would deal with the check engine light on for now, we actually needed to save some more money up because we sure didn't want to keep dipping into savings if no one really didn't know what was wrong with my vehicle.

So months have gone on, we got a new dishwasher, YAY who ever knew that not having a dishwasher would cause so many problems, UGH, it was bad! Thank you Lord for that blessing of getting a new dishwasher, my life is MUCH easier! Then, Praise the Lord, we got a new garage door motor, the hubs himself put that up, I'm very proud of him! I am now able to pull my car into the garage, that is another major life saver for us!! And last week, we had a major God moment, He looked over us and blessed us beyond belief! I took my car into the dealership for a oil change. The service guy, A.K.A. the man God brought into our lives to help us, said that he believes he can get this problem with our vehicle fixed for good. So we let him do his magic and would you know that he really did, for FREE!!! It ended up being a recall problem so it is all fixed, I was in total shock, just a complete miracle!!

So at our house, we finally feel our hurdles, for the moment, are over. We know life always throws you curves and now we are sitting back, ready for the next one, but so blessed these worked out perfectly for our family and now we can move along! We feel normal now, like we don't have all of these other things that need to be fixed, now we can start improvements on our home! Hurdles, they can really stink when they come but when they are gone you can finally breath a sigh of relief and Praise!!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Manic Monday's

I don't know what it is about Monday's, but they are just CRAZY! Everyone at work seemed like everything needed to be done right then and today I was in a laid back mood, so needless to say I was so excited to be off and getting my monkies!!! Tonight we are doing our grocery shopping, I'm waiting on the hubs to get home right now so we can head out.

This weekend we got SO much done, it was such a great weekend! Friday night I cleaned the house because I knew the weekend was going to be beautiful and I did not want to spend time inside.

Saturday the boys went to my in laws to play for awhile and so that gave the hubs and I time to get out to get things done. We ran errands together which is always nice to do then came home and worked in the yard. We are working on a project in the backyard and I can't wait to show you before and after pictures!!! That night my sister and brother in law came over with sweet Logan, he is getting SO big and loves playing with his cousins!

Sunday we went out for breakfast, then came home to put together a basketball goal for the boys. We spent 6 straight hours outside and we all got way too much sun! After coming in last night we all got washed up and grilled out some steaks.

I am abundantly blessed for weekends like this to reconnect with my sweet little family! I was praising God for allowing us to have such a wonderful weekend!

I pray y'all are having a blessed week!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Mother's Day and Father's Day

Mother's and Father's day are very special, important days in everyone's life! I'm joining along today with Kelly's Korner to simply talk about these days in everyone's life.

We all have them, there's not a soul on this earth that doesn't have a mother and father! Some have more than just one of each and other's might not know their mother's and father's, but we all have them and even people in our lives that we love as much as our mother and father!

My Mother is my rock, I love that woman. She is my best friend and I could not imagine my life without her. She is a special person!

My Father I love to death as well, he hasn't always been there for me as my Mother has, I guess it's easy for men to come and go as they please, but it doesn't change the fact that he's my "earthly" father and I love him just as much!

Our Heavenly Father has always been there for me, He fills the voids that needs to be filled and He has blessed my life abundantly!

These days are special and we usually just do cards for each other, I always get my Mom and Mother in law a plant and card, nothing major, just something simple so they know they are very special to us!

If you have any ideas, I'm all ears!!!

Happy Friday y'all! I'm so ready for the weekend!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Break Fun

Spring break was just a few weeks ago and I took off most of the week. We also had our "DeeDee" (my Mommy) in town that week to help out and just be here with us each day. It was HEAVEN!!! We all enjoyed it SO much! The weather was a little hit and miss, you never knew when it was going to be nice so we took advantage of several things...

We went to the park several times for a picnic or just to play. Luke is resting...

We went to a local bike shop in Collierville, they have a train man set up in the back of the bike shop, he has several trains set up for kids to see... on a rainy day we enjoyed doing that, my boys still LOVE trains!!

Watching trains with my brother! :)

Then we came home and set up our own train shop in the back bedroom :)

This is our only picture with DeeDee, I can't believe we forgot to take more pictures, we were just so busy!

Hope y'all are having a terrific Tuesday! Two post in 1 day, I know I must of lost my mind or something, but today I have found time to do these things! The hubs and I are making decisions right now for summer time and what we are going to do with the boys and such while we are working or not working... it's hard decisions, decisions I don't like making, so pray we make a wise decision!

Love y'all!


Last Tuesday I was starting to feel a little weird, like I kept getting these hot flashes at work and then I would get these chills. It was so weird and different! Something I don't remember ever experiencing before. I went home that afternoon, got the kids, ran some errands like I normally do (because even when Momma is sick, life still goes on) I realized Wednesday that I was running a really high fever but still sticking it out by doing my normal routine, taking tylenol. At night I was a zoombie, feeling just absolutely horrible! Then Thursday I woke up to my ears and throat burning, something that I really have never experienced....

Finally, Friday after work I went to the doctor, all of these symptoms were not going away, just getting worse. I left the doctor frusterated because she really didn't know what was going on with me either, but gave me some antibiotics and on my way I went.. UGH!!! I was sick ALL weekend, running fever, hot/cold chills, ears and throat burning! I was MISERABLE on this beautiful weekend. I am MUCH better, not sure if it's the medicine or it's just been enouch time for it to run it's course! I have prayed feverishly (no punt intended) that no one else in my household gets this horrible thing, so far so good! :)

On another note, we had major severe weather yesterday. It happened really fast and I was not nervous about the weather, but it was my first time being away from my kids during bad weather. Since I am a "Momma Bear" all I wanted was for them to be right next to me, my thoughts the whole time was about them, praying their little minds were not worried about anything! Will got to experience the tornado drill in the hallway at school, except it was the real thing. When I picked him up from school that afternoon he said he was cool and he wasn't worried. I told him that school is a safe place and for him to never be nervous, I told him I was worried about him during the storms, he said "Well Mom all that matters is that we are together now" Ah... I love that sweet boy! Luke was clueless, that is just his personality, he thinks everything is fun and doesn't worry about a thing! Love him and his careless-ness!

Hope y'all are having a blessed week! I have pictures I might upload tonight, they are hilarious!