Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I hope you all have awesome plans to ring in the New Year but........... I don't. ha and I don't care. I am sooo enjoying myself. I have been in my P J's most of the day and now we all are lounging and most of us have clothes on. lol (I am talking about the girls not my hubby)
I do put clothes on my girls but if you just knew how most of our suppers at the kitchen table go you would understand.
Our night will go something like this, go to Bowen's to get a milkshake and bed by 9:00. Happy New Year!!!
Awww! The simple life. I am sure next year we will have something real important to go to. (fat chance)
Talk to you next year. HA HA. I know corny but I had to.
Monday, December 29, 2008
I must say we had a great one. It was rush, rush, rush but it was peaceful.
Santa was good to the girls and gave them most everything they asked for and for me and Dwayne.... we got a candy cane in our stockings. lol (better than last year)
This year felt more like Christmas as a kid to me. We had our Hammonds get together at Maw Maw's this year. The past few years we felt that we had out grown her house and that she would feel better if she didn't have to worry about anything at her house.
I think all went well and I hope having it at her house made her happy too.
Some of you may know that her mind has been slipping the past year or so. It is so sad!!
I love her so much and have so many good memories of her and being at her house. It is just hard to handle watching her slowing getting worse. She is still the same most of the time, with a great since of humor but she may repeat something that has been on her mind 5 or 6 times in a 30 min. span.
I am so blessed to have a Godly grandmother that loves her family and everyone else just the same.
Following Maw Maw's we went to my mom and dad's to let the kids exchange gifts. Aubree got the cutest baby doll ( 1 of 8 she got for Christmas). It is so lifelike. It drinks water, burps, goes to sleep and when woke up she cries real tears.
Santa brought her a life size barbie and I thought she would love it but it scared her instead. lol I guess it was just a little too life like.
Alayna loved her heely's even though she don't know how to use them yet.
This was a fun Christmas!!!!
I will leave you with a few pics of our Christmas 2008.
Tea party anyone????
Saturday, December 20, 2008
MY LITTLE SNOWMAN FAMILY. I GOT THIS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND THOUGHT IT WAS JUST TOO CUTE. IT WAS A BARGAIN. I THINK I PAID 2 OR 3 DOLLARS FOR IT.
I DECORATE THE BATHROOM TOO. THIS LITTLE TREE IS SO PRETTY LIT UP. IT WORKED JUST THE OTHER DAY AND WHEN I WENT TO PLUG IT UP FOR THE PIC IT WOULD NOT WORK. GRRRR!
THIS IS AUBREE'S TREE. ALAYNA HAS ONE VERY SIMILAR BUT THE LIGHTS STOPPED WORKING ON IT THIS YEAR TOO SO I LEFT IT OUT OF THE PICTURES.
THIS IS MY HUTCH IN THE BREAKFAST ROOM. ALL MY LITTLE NIC NAC'S JUST GOT PUT HERE BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WERE TO PUT THEM AND THEN I DECIDED TO PUT LIGHTS ON THE TABLE. I THOUGHT IT TURNED OUT CUTE TO BE LAST MINUTE.
A STOCKING HUNG FOR EVERYONE BUT MOM AND DAD'D USUALLY ARE EMPTY ON CHRISTMAS MORNING. :(
To participate or just to partake in the Christmas Tour Of Homes, visit BooMama!
MO'S FACIAL EXPRESSION IS PRICELESS. I AM SURE IN HIS MIND HE WAS SAYING CAT CUSS WORDS. IT'S A GREAT PIC OF ALAYNA THOUGH!
THIS WAS ANOTHER NIGHT, THE GIRLS PUT A TEDDY BEAR SWEATER ON HIM. IT FIT JUST PERFECT! I THINK THE COLOR BRINGS OUT THE COLOR OF HIS EYES, DON'T YOU??
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I am so very behind in blog world. I have so much to catch up on and tell yall about. I love the tour of homes thing. I have to do that but I must say Deedra is the bomb. I haven't had time to look at any others but hers was beautiful. I love decorating, if only I had money running out my ears, I would have something christmasy in every corner.
Got to go for now, I have a trillion things to do before Alayna gets home (in like 10 minutes).
Monday, December 8, 2008
Pleurisy SymptomsYou can have many symptoms with pleurisy. Chest pain: This is the most common symptom. The pain is generally a sharp, stabbing pain, but may also be a dull ache or a burning sensation. It is usually worse when you take a deep breath, cough, or move around. The pain is usually better if you take shallow breaths or lie on the side that hurts. Chest pain is what usually causes people with pleurisy to seek medical attention.
Let me tell you, if you have ever had Pleurisy you will know what I am talking about, if not you don't want to know. Cause....... IT HUURRTTSS!!!!!!!!!!!
I have had this cough and congestion that just will not go away, so, I finally decide to go to the doctor because my back and side was hurting when I would cough. The doctor just thought it was a pulled muscle from coughing. (this was on Wednesday) Each day the pain in my side was getting worse, even on antibiotics. So, the doc calls in pain meds and orders an x-ray on Friday.
I have to go all weekend long not knowing what is wrong because the docs office closed early and nobody bothered to call and let me know what the x-ray showed. (luckily it was clear)
So, today I go back to the doctor to let him tell me what everybody else had been telling me it was. He told me nothing really would fix it but time and then turned around and gave me three different meds. Which, I am not going to take because I hate taking medicine.
I thought I was pretty tough when it comes to pain (well minor pain). I always look when I get shots or I V's. None of that stuff has ever bothered me. I like giving blood, it just don't bother me.
UNTIL...... this piercing/stabbing pain I have had in my side for 5 days. I am here to tell you it hurts and it hurts bad. If I didn't have to cough or breathe for that matter, I would feel just fine.
Just thought I would update all those that have wished me well. Thanks
Friday, December 5, 2008
Please visit Natalie at www.marriedtothepreacher.blogspot.com for more fPhoto Friday's. Thanks Natalie for hosting!
I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!
I will, if I ever find out what is causing this terrible pain in my side. Hopefully I will get the results from my x-rays today if not, Monday.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I have found out that Christmas was so much more fun as a kid. Anybody know what I mean?
All kids have to worry about is if they get what they asked for from Santa and well the parents have countless things to worry about like......
What am I going to cook for the 1,2,-10 places we have to go for Christmas.
Go grocery shopping the whole month of December for things you have to cook. (and still forget some ingredients and realize it on Christmas day when the store is closed)
Have I remembered to get everyone a gift that is on my list? (oh, how embarrassing that is to forget)
Playing Santa Clause.
Don't buy too much for the kids or they will be spoiled but don't buy too little or they will be disappointed.
Shopping and shopping for things that are on the kids list.(even though they won't play with it after Christmas)
Who is going to be mad at who this Christmas.
Fighting with your husband because he just don't understand what we as women go through during the holidays. All he thinks has to be done is just get ready and go 10 minutes before time to be there. I told him a couple of weeks ago that this year I was not going to be a scrooge. I told him in so many words that it is his fault that I am a big _ _ _ _ _ during the holidays. If I didn't have to tell him when to get ready,to turn that dern TV off so he can acknowledge that I am speaking, to help dress the two kids we made together,to not wash the car as we are walking out the door or any other thing that has needed to be done for weeks. ( he does that all the time, when we have somewhere to be is when he decides to do something.) That kills me. OK, enough already. I didn't mean for this blog to be bash husband day. LOL
It may just be me but the holidays can be really stressful. I have told myself, this year I am going to be better and not let things get to me. We'll see.
Back to Santa Clause..... This year we are really into playing Santa Clause up. With girls 5 and 2 they are really believing and wishing hard. Alayna has already wrote 3 letters to Santa. Because she will not sit in Santas lap. She was so excited this year because she knows how to write and does not have to go see Santa. She thinks she can write as many as she wants because her daddy delivers the mail and can send it straight to Santa. She is finding new stuff everyday she wants and will ask if she can write Santa another letter. I say sure, its not too late. Dwayne is loving it because he is having to find somewhere to hide the letters.
Santa Clause has really paid off when it comes to Aubree. She has been doing #1 in the potty for a long time but when it comes to #2 she would still want to go in a pull up. (why I don't know)
She was up at her Maw Maw's one day and she told her that if she would do #2 in the potty that Santa would bring her a baby doll. So, I kept it going at home and it has worked. It has been 3 weeks and she is still pull up free. A little bribery is not so bad!
I have always believed that Christmas is not about giving gifts and I try not to get caught up in all the "gotta give the best gift thing". After all it is Jesus' s Birthday!!!!
Giving gifts can turn into something Christmas is not even about. It can be so stressful that you can't even enjoy spending time with people you love.
My goal this year is to do everything I do out of true genuine love from my heart and not just because it is the thing to do.
I know, I sound like I don't enjoy Christmas. I really do. I love for it to come and I am glad when it is gone.
Oh and I must say..... Merry Christmas!!!! LOL (I do mean it)
Friday, November 21, 2008
MINE IS GHIRARDELLI PEPPERMINT BARK. YUMMY!!!
If you have not tried it, YOU MUST. It only comes out around Christmas so you must stock up!
Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is just around the corner and I have been thinking about what I am going to cook.
If you are like me, every year I want to make something new to carry to get togethers. (I get tired of the same old thing)
The angels are fixing up goodies to put in baskets for the elderly and I was racking my brain.
Then..... my good friend Amy sent me this email of all kinds of recipes. The website is www.northpole.com . Thought I would pass it along so you all could enjoy it too.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Several of us are trying to plan a 10 year reunion and want it to be a good one, since we didn't have 5 year reunion.
Any ideas please let me know! I am up for anything. As far as, how to decorate, where to have it, and anything I wouldn't know as a first timer.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
YALL, MY GOAL IS THAT EBAY IS GONNA BUY ME SOME HARDWOOD FLOORS FOR THE GIRLS BEDROOMS. (lets all keep your fingers crossed)
I have this new found passion for ebaying all my yard sale stuff that is just sitting up stairs getting dusty.
I have always wondered about ebaying stuff but never took the time to actually do it.
I actually failed the first couple of times because my stuff did not sell, I was bummed and gave up for a while. Now, I guess I am gettin' good!
A couple of months ago is when i really got addicted. I put a Gap wool skirt on there that I had had at least 6 years that sold for $20.50 not counting shipping. I thought I was rich!! Right then and there I decided everything in my attic was gonna be on eBay. (not really)
So, anybody that needs some extra cash, now you know my secret... EBay. You can do it too.
Since, I am married to Dave Ramsey himself I had to find my own way to save up for some hardwood floors, that would never be in our budget.
If you have seen our carpet you would be donating to my fund!
Carpet and kids just don't' mix!!
I was stupid enough to put hardwood everywhere except the bedrooms when we built thinking.... ohhh, I don't want the kids to have to play on a hard surface or them to fall off and hit there head. (they will survive) My carpet didn't.
Thanks to Aubree not going to the bathroom to do #2 for almost a week really did it for the carpet.
Well, it was the first time I had ever given my kid Mira lax and was not sure how it would affect her.
I think she went 2 days straight and since she was potty training and had panties on, most of the #2 ended up on the carpet. Now, of all places in the house, why couldn't she just poop on the hardwood.
I actually showed her.... see, hardwood....carpet, if you can't control it use it on the hardwood not the carpet. Poor thing, those big brown eyes just looking at me like I am crazy. Like she wanted her beige carpet to be brown. (forever)
I think by the end of the week she had stained every carpet we have.
I KNOW, YALL ARE ALL THINKING.... I AM NEVER GOING TO HER HOUSE OR STEP FOOT ON HER CARPET!!!
I promise it has been cleaned numerous of times but it does no good. I refuse to give anymore money to the so called professionals. THE STAINS ALWAYS COME BACK!
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DONATE TO THE H.C. CARPET FUND!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
So, I tell Aubree early this morning that we needed to get ready so we can go vote. She didn't forget. All day she said, you ready go vote. I think she was more excited than I was.
So, after her nap we go and vote. She is always a hit at the town hall. Everyone just loves to talk to her and tell her how cute she is. She likes to play the shy game and lay her head on me like she is soooo Innocent. (yah, we all know the truth)
We take our ballot to the back room where there is two other men (one happened to be my neighbor and one of Alayna's bff's dad). The other I didn't know and hope to never see again :).
I have Aubree in my lap trying to make sure I mark the right circle when I feel/hear her roll one off.
I thought for a minute, surely that wasn't her...... well, yah I just felt it on my leg. So, I say well Aubree, excuse you. While R. says Holly excuse you! I am trying to get myself under control and say out loud, Aubree your dad is gonna be so proud. Those men laughed and agreed.
I don't know who I voted for after that. I was just trying to get out of there and get finished without losing it.
I DID GET THE PRESIDENT RIGHT BEFORE I LOST ALL TRAIN OF THOUGHT.
Evil looking witch with her black cat. ( she really got into her costume)
Oh, the fun of Halloween!!!
BUT MOST OF ALL PRAY BEFORE YOU GO!
I THINK THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER BEEN NERVOUS OF THE OUTCOME OF A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
I KNOW IT IS IN GOD'S HANDS NO MATTER WHAT.
USE YOUR FREEDOM. GO VOTE!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
THIS YEAR WE WENT WITH THE OTHER TWIN AND FAMILY AND OUR GOOD FRIENDS FROM GEORGIA.
OH AND THE PORT-A-POTTY. NO---- IT'S NOT AUBREE IT WAS A SET OF 31 YEAR OLD TWINS AND TODD.
POOR TODD, I KNOW HE IS REGRETTING EVER BEING OUR FRIENDS!
BLESS HIS HEART, HE TRIES TO COME OUT AND THE DOOR WON'T OPEN. (WONDER WHY?) THE TWO 31 YEAR OLD TWINS ARE HOLDING THE DOOR SHUT AND BEGIN TO SHAKE IT BACK AND FORTH. I THINK THE WHOLE PLACE CAN HEAR THEM LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY.
Monday, October 27, 2008
THE SHOW IS WHERE FAMILIES WITH LOVED ONES THAT ARE ADDICTED TO SOMETHING (DRUGS, ALCOHOL, IN THIS CASE DUSTER,OR ANYTHING ELSE) HIRE A PROFESSIONAL TO INTERVENE AND TRY TO HELP BY OFFERING THEM REHAB.
THESE FAMILIES HAVE TRIED ALL THEY CAN TO HELP THEM AND THE ADDICT WILL NOT TRY AND IS ON THE VERGE OF DEATH.
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD GET A HIGH FROM INHALING DUSTER ( aerosol can that you use on your keyboard). I SURE DIDN'T KNOW THAT!!!
THIS YOUNG GIRL IN HER TWENTIES WHO SEEMED TO HAVE IT ALL THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL AND MOST OF COLLEGE. SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL GIRL, DARK HAIR DARK EYES, POPULAR. SHE WAS TOP IN HER CLASS, COULD PLAY MANY INSTRUMENTS, AND WENT ON TO COLLEGE TO DO GREAT THINGS.
IN HER LAST YEAR OF COLLEGE SHE HAD A BOYFRIEND THAT INTRODUCED HER INHALENTS. SHE TRIED DUSTER ONE TIME AND WAS HOOKED.
SHE BARELY GRADUATED AND WENT ON TO MARRY AND DIVORCE TWICE (DUE TO HER ADDICTION).
DUSTER IS NOT ILLEGAL. SHE WOULD GO EVERYDAY AND BUY ALL THE STORE HAD. SHE WENT THROUGH 5-10 CANS A DAY. WHEN SHE WOULD RUN OUT OF MONEY TO BUY DUSTER SHE WOULD SELL HER BODY TO OLDER MEN. how sad!
DUSTER GIVES YOU A HIGH FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES SO SHE WOULD DO IT ALL DAY LONG JUST SO SHE WOULD HAVE THAT HIGH. SHE CONSTANTLY HAD A CAN UP TO HER MOUTH, INHALING.
IT CAUSED CONVULCTIONS AND CAUSED HER TO LOOSE HER MIND. SHE ALSO HAD AN EATING DISORDER AND WAS A CUTTER.
WHEN SHE WAS HIGH SHE WAS SO OPEN TO VOICE HER REAL PAIN!
WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG, HER AND HER YOUNGER SISTER WERE MOLESTED. SHE TOLD HER MOTHER BUT HER MOTHER PLAYED IT OFF LIKE IT DIDN'T HAPPEN AND THAT CAUSED FAMILY PROBLEMS. SHORTLY AFTER THAT HER FATHER LEFT THEM AND NEVER SAID GOODBYE. SHE HAS'NT SEEN HIM SINCE.
SHE PLAINLY SAID ALL THAT IS WHY SHE IS LIKE THIS. SHE TURNED TO DUSTER TO FILL THE VOID IN HER LIFE.
SHE HAD TWO SISTERS THAT LOVED HER DEARLY AND WOULD COME CHECK ON HER EVERYDAY TO MAKE SURE SHE WAS STILL ALIVE.
SEEING HER SISTER TAKING HER FOOD, TRYING TO MAKE HER EAT AND BEGGING HER TO STOP DOING THIS WAS SO HEARTBREAKING.
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR MY SISTERS AND HOW AMAZINGLY BLESSED WE ARE TO HAVE NEVER HAD TO EXPERIENCE ANYTHING CLOSE TO THIS SITUATION.
THIS STORY JUST BROKE MY HEART AND MAKES ME REALLY THINK ABOUT THE REAL WORLD OUT THERE AND HOW SHELTERED I AM.
PEOPLE REALLY DO THIS STUFF. ITS NOT JUST ON TV.
AS I WAS WATCHING THIS, I WAS IMAGINING BEING THE MOTHER AND FEELING SO HELPLESS, WATCHING YOUR DAUGHTER SLOWLY DYING. ALL BECAUSE SHE WAS HURTING SO BAD INSIDE FROM HER CHILDHOOD.
IT TURNED OUT GOOD IN THE END. SHE ACCEPTED THEIR HELP AND WENT FOR TREATMENT. SHE HAS BEEN CLEAN SINCE MAY 08.
I AM SOO GUILTY FOR LIVING IN SUCH A "BUBBLE. I KNOW, STUFF LIKE THIS REALLY HAPPENS AND I HAVE HAD TIMES THAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING TO SOMEBODY BUT I HAVE LET IT GO AND NOT SAID ANYTHING. partly because i just didnt want to get involved, and fearing the more i knew the more i would be accountable for.
I HAVE HAD FRIENDS AND A GOOD FRACTION OF MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS THAT WAS ADDICTED TO DRUGS. I WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING TO THEM BUT DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO SAY. I DID PRAY FOR THEM. ALOT!
TO MY KNOWLEDGE THEY ALL ARE DRUG FREE AND EVEN A COUPLE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO PREACH. WOW!!! EVEN WHEN WE DONT HAVE THE WORDS TO SAY WE CAN ALWAYS PRAY BECAUSE GOD KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT TO SAY AND DO.
I JUST WANT TO SAY, TO ME AND EVERYONE ELSE, IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO IS HURTING SO DEEP INSIDE AND YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING. DO IT. WE ARE NOT PROMISED TOMORROW AND YOU DONT KNOW WHAT A KIND WORD OR ACTION WILL DO FOR THAT PERSON HURTING.
Friday, October 17, 2008
ONE MARCH DAY,7 YEARS AGO, THE DAY WE HAD BEEN WAITING FOR. MOVING DAY. FINALLY, WE WERE GETTING TO MOVE IN OUR NEW HOUSE.
WE HAD BEEN MOVING ALL DAY AND HAD OUR GOOD FRIENDS COME OVER THAT NIGHT TO SEE EVERYTHING AND HANG OUT.
WE WERE SO EXCITED AND PROUD! UNTIL, THE PHONE RINGS!
I CAN STILL SEE IT. DWAYNE IS ON THE PHONE WHILE I AM CHATTING WITH OUR FRIENDS IN THE LIVING ROOM, OVERHEARING HIS TONE OF VOICE CHANGE. SO NOW OUR ATTENTION IS ON HIM, WONDERING WHAT IS GOING ON.
HE KEEPS SAYING: IS THIS FOR REAL? NO ONE TOLD US THIS!
THE WOMEN ON THE PHONE IS DEBBIE M. (MARY ANN'S FRIEND IN REAL ESTATE).
SHE WAS GOOD! SHE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT TO SAY! BUT IT WOULDN'T HAVE TOOK MUCH TO FOOL US. AT 24 AND 20 YEARS OLD WE WERE REAL GREEN TO THE REAL WORLD TO SAY THE LEAST.
THE CONVERSATION GOES LIKE THIS: DWAYNE- HELLO. DEBBIE M.- THIS IS D M WITH THE BANK OF DADE BRANCH IN NASHVILLE (SHE ASKS ALL KINDS OF ?S ABOUT OUR LOAN). DWAYNE IS ANSWERING EVERYTHING, VERY SERIOUSLY.
SHE PROCEEDS TO TELL HIM THAT WE WERE NOT SUPOSE TO MOVE IN UNTIL OUR LOAN WAS CLOSED. DWAYNE SAYS WELL NOBODY TOLD US THAT. SHE EVEN SAYS, YOUR LOAN OFFICER EDDIE B. MUST HAVE FAILED TO TELL YOU BUT THAT IS OUR POLICIES. SHE USED ALL THESE BIG TERMS AND WAS ALL PROFESSIONAL AND KNEW INFO. ABOUT US THAT NOT JUST ANYBODY WOULD KNOW.
SO DWAYNE IS ASKING, WELL WHAT ARE WE SUPOSE TO DO MOVE EVERYTHING BACK OUT? SHE SAYS YES. DWAYNE SAYS, WHAT ABOUT THE REFRIGERATOR? YES, EVEN THAT. THEN DWAYNE SAYS CAN WE MOVE EVERYTHING TO THE SIDE AND TAKE PICS AND THEN MOVE IT BACK. SHE SAYS, EVERYTHING HAS TO BE OUT BEFORE THEY COME AND INSPECT OR IT COULD TERMINATE OUR LOAN. WHAT?
SO, DWAYNE GETS OFF THE PHONE WITH A SLIGHT PALE LOOK TO HIS FACE AND TELLS US ALL SHE SAID. I AM SURE WE WERE STARING BACK AT HIM WITH THIS DEER CAUGHT IN HEAD LIGHTS LOOK. I DONT THINK WE SAID A WORD BESIDES WHAT. I GO TO RAISING CANE AND THINKING OF EVERYTHING THAT WE WERE FIXING TO ENDURE. "WE ARE GONNA BE HERE ALL NIGHT MOVING BACK OUT. "
THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT, I HAVE TO EXCUSE MYSELF TO MY BEDROOM TO SIT ALONE ON THE BED WITH TEARS IN MY EYES AND A SICKY FEELING IN MY STOMACH.
OUR POOR FRIENDS, I KNOW THEY WERE THINKING...GREAT! WE JUST HAD TO COME OVER TONIGHT AND NOW WE ARE STUCK HERE TO HELP THEM MOVE OUT.
THEY HAD JUST BUILT A HOUSE AND SAID THEY WERE NEVER TOLD THAT AND THEY MOVED IN BEFORE THEIR LOAN CLOSED.
SO, WHAT DO WE DO, WE CALL OUR LOAN OFFICER. DWAYNE CALLS HIM AT HOME! HE TELLS HIM WE JUST RECEIVED A CALL FROM A DEBBIE M. WITH YOUR NASHVILLE OFFICE AND SHE TOLD US...... HE SAID, I DON'T KNOW A DEBBIE M. AND WE DON'T HAVE A NASHVILLE OFFICE. BY THIS TIME WE ARE SOOO CONFUSED.
HE CONVINCES US THAT WE DONT HAVE TO MOVE OUT AND THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE. HE WOULD MAKE SOME PHONE CALLS AND FIND OUT IF ANYONE CALLED FROM HIS OFFICE. RIGHT BEFORE HE GETS OFF THE PHONE EDDIE ASKS, DO YOU KNOW ANYONE THAT WOULD TRICK YALL LIKE THIS? DWAYNE HOLDS THE PHONE AND ASKS ME, HOLLY DO WE KNOW ANYONE THAT WOULD TRICK US LIKE THIS?
WE BOTH LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND IT HITS ME LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN. I YELL, MARY ANN!!!!!!!
POOR EDDIE, WE HAD INTURRUPTED HIS NIGHT AT HOME WITH HIS FAMILY TO TROUBLE HIM OVER MY SISTERS PRANK. I THINK WHEN HE HEARD ME SAY MARY ANN HE UNDERSTOOD VERY WELL. THANK GOODNESS EDDIE IS A MAN WE KNOW OR THAT BANK WOULD HAVE CANCELLED OUR LOAN AND CALLED US CRAZY. HE KNEW MARY ANN WAS CAPABLE OF DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
SO AFTER WE FIGURE OUT THAT IT HAS TO MARY ANN BEHIND THIS. I CALL MOM AND ASK HER IF SHE HAD TALKED TO MARY TODAY. ( I KNEW MOM KNEW ALL ABOUT OUR LOAN BECAUSE WE LIVED WITH THEM FOR 4 MONTHS WHILE BUILDING) BLESS THEIR HEARTS! I COULD TELL IN MOMS VOICE THAT SHE WAS LIEING. SHE COULDN'T LIE TO SAVE HER LIFE. SHE SAYS NOOO! SO I START TELLING HER ABOUT THE PHONE CALL WE GOT AND WHAT WE WERE GONNA HAVE TO DO. SHE STARTS CRACKING. I FINALLY SAID. IT WAS MARY WASN'T IT.
OH, WHEN MARY FOUND OUT THAT WE GOT EDDIE B. INVOLVED SHE ABOUT DIED AND WAS SO PROUD THAT HER EVIL PRANK WENT EVEN BETTER THAN PLANNED.
SHE WAS SO PROUD BUT I THINK SHE FELT BAD THAT IT AFFECTED ME LIKE IT DID.
BUT SHE STILL THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEST PRANK EVER.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
THEY HAD FUN AFTER I CONVINCED ALAYNA'S FRIEND THAT WE WERE NOT GONNA GO TO JAIL FOR THIS, THAT IT WAS FUN. (SHE IS NOT FROM THE MOUNTAIN)
I HAD TO SHOW OFF A LITTLE BIT, SO I THROW REALLY HARD AND GET IT WAY UP IN THE TREE AND A LITTLE PERSON BEHIND ME SAYS, WOW, HOLLY THAT WAS AMAZING. (YEAH I KNOW)
IT TAKES ALL OF 10 MINUTES TO RUN OUT OF OUR $3.OO STASH SO BACK HOME WE GO.
WATCHING MY KIDS LAUGH AND SLEEPOVERS ARE SO MUCH FUN!
I WISH YOU COULD HAVE HEARD THE GIGGLING GOING ON IN THE BATHTUB FULL OF THREE GIRLS. I THINK I WAS LAUGHING JUST AS HARD AT THEM UNTIL I GO IN TO FIND THE BATHROOM FLOOR IS ABOUT AN INCH UNDER WATER. :)
OH WELL, IT ALL WIPES UP AND IT WAS WORTH EVERY BIT TO HEAR THOSE LITTLE GIRLS LAUGHING!
WE LAUGHED AND ATE AND LAUGHED AND ATE AND OPENED GIFTS AND ATE SOME MORE.
We had the best time. Girl time is such fun, especially when you are out with a bunch of women you can laugh with and cry with and then go to church with the next Sunday. I am so happy to be a part of the Angels.
ANGELS can be sneaky.
As most of you know, Oct. is pastor appreciation month so, one great Angel got the idea started that we should give the pastors wife a little card or thoughtful gift tonight.
We did and she was totally shocked. As if she didn't deserve it. She's the best!
We also had a mini baby shower for one of my best friends that is about to pop.
She got some really nice things and was so humbled by people that would take the time to think about her. She sooo deserves it too.
I did have to be a little forceful with her today. I had a feeling that she would back out at the last minute. (and what would I do?) So sure enough, I get a text from her saying that she wasn't gonna make it, she gave me the whole pregnancy bit. So what do I do?
Well, I pretty much begged. Thank goodness she gave in real easy.
I told her she had to go. It was gonna be really special and she didn't want to miss it. I told her to rest now and she would be fine by time to go. (that is the kind of friend I am) She was so curious, she gave in and went.
It couldn't have went any better.
It even gets better. I come home around 9, expecting the normal every night crazyness and what do you know. The house was dark and quiet..... Thinking, OK that is not normal. They are not home or are hiding from me. I go to the bedroom to find D and Aub snoring away and in bedroom #2 sweet layna snoring to the heavens also.
I AM AMAZED AND THINKING DERN, I WOULD HAVE STAYED ALLOT LONGER IF I HAD ONLY KNOW. AND MAYBE EVEN TOOK A STROLL THROUGH WALMART.
THAT JUST MADE THE NIGHT EVEN BETTER, TO COME HOME TO A PEACEFUL HOUSE AND KNOW THAT THEY CAN MAKE IT WITHOUT ME FOR A FEW HOURS (and survive!)
Monday, October 13, 2008
met a stranger and don't care if anyone likes him or not. He is who he is and that's why I love
him. He has made me laugh since we met and roll my eyes ALOT!
We are totally opposites but hey Paula Abdul said opposites attract. HA
Not many people can pull a prank on him except my sister Mary Ann. (that is a whole diff. blog in itself.)
I THINK HE HAS MET HIS MATCH!
He has a co-worker that is just as devious as he is. She has been at the S.P. P.O. for about a year so I guess she has really gotten to know my hubby by now. (and how much he likes to run his mouth)
You can just imagine how much he has aggravated her over a year and all those poor other people that have to work with him everyday. I AM JUST GONNA APOLOGIZE NOW!
If you are not a big football fan then you are probably like me and dread football season. That is all that is on our TV for months. Don't get me wrong, I do like football but not on the level of my husband.
So, if you know my husband he lives and breaths Alabama Football. (especially, when they are
I can just hear him, every Monday morning,Blah Blah Blah Blah, about Football all morning long. Probably every morning at that. So, his co-worker S. (not a football fan) had enough of hearing football talk everyday. So, she shows up to work that Saturday of the big G/A game, talking big football and showing off her dressed up car with black and red on it. Of coarse, Dwayne goes off. Because she has not been a football fan up until this point and claimed to know nothing about football but now is claiming to LOVE the bulldogs. That's all it took for him to keep that jaw-a-flappin. Informing her of how bad Alabama was gonna win and all this crazy Alabama fan talk. I am sure they go at it for a while and the day goes by.......
Pictured above is what Dwayne comes in off the route to see. His black/green Bullet painted up in Georgia colors and as if that wasn't bad enough it said I LOVE Georgia. She even changed his Alabama tag on the front of the car to a Georgia tag!
DO YOU BELIEVE HE DROVE IT HOME THIS WAY!
He got home and called me outside to look at something and IT WAS THIS.
Evidently, she got tired of hearing all the football talk coming from D. and decided she would shut him up!
I thought it was hilarious. Way to go S. You got him good!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, which happened to be the Alabama/Georgia game, me and my family went to a wedding reception. This was a beautiful reception with lots of food and dancing. The kids loved it. They danced till they couldn't dance anymore. We thought they would all be passed out on the way home and we would have it made. (so much for thinking)
People involved: Me,Mom,Wendy,Rylie,Alayna,Aubree, and Carter.
So we are getting ready to go home and we all pile in my vehicle (yes we all fit, it holds 8). As, we crank up W gets a text from sister S because we have her son while they are out for her B-day. She says, make sure Carter has plenty of air in the car and don't watch a movie because he gets car sick. So, we are making sure Carter is ok the whole way down the curvy mountain and he is fine.
About half way down the mountain Aubree starts saying, momma my belly hurts. So, I play off like she either wants out of her seat or she might need to do #2. So, she says it a couple more times. I am saying, ok we will get out in just a minute because I planned on getting gas right down the road. Low and Behold this is the weekend that 1 out of 10 gas stations have gas. So, I go on down to the next stop which is several miles and right as I pull up to get in line to get gas she explodes. Rylie was sitting the closest to her and was thankful he was not in the splash zone. She was not joking. Her belly was hurting. So, here we are 1 frantic mother, 2 adults,4 kids and one big mess to clean up. As if this was not bad enough.
I get her out and start cleaning her up and look its my turn to get gas. So, I jump back in the car to pull up and what do you know, the dvd player had been on for a few seconds and now the battery is dead. Great!
So, this nice man on his cell phone next to me jumps me off after I interrupted his conversation (as if I cared at this point). Now, I move up, cut the car off, STUPID!!!! Not thinking it needed to charge and wouldn't crank back. As I was thinking W says OH NO! YOU CUT THE CAR OFF.
I HOLD BACK WORDS!
So, I am pumping gas trying to scope out the next nice person to jump me off AGAIN and the gas keeps cutting off. So, me and W think that it is not pumping any gas but still running up the bill. She goes in and tells them that it didn't give us any gas because the gas hand had not went up any. Note to self: A battery is what makes everything on the dash work, including the gas hand. So, when we got jumped off the second time we noticed the gas hand had went up, so we go back in a say oops, it did give us gas. SO NEVER MIND.
FINALLY, we are on our way. Aubree wearing C. vest. (Thank goodness he was dressed in layers) Aubree had to be buckled up beside me in the backseat while W drove. Because her carseat was not suitable to be sat in. I know you can imagine how the ride home went. Besides the smell! Praying we didn't have a wreck or get pulled over. We survived but I know you have got to be wondering where my hubby is at during all this.
BACK TO THE BALLGAME. He chose to go to some church friends house to watch the game with allot of other church friends. I tried to talk him into going with me but he said he felt bad to not go there because he had already made plans. I sure hope he had fun! I could have used his help.
I just wonder who would loose/drop off a dog like this. I am not sure what kind it is but it looks like some kind of bird dog. If anyone knows let me know.
Well, one night (late) we pull up in the driveway to see something standing beside my newphew's truck. Is it a dog? Is it a calf? We were not sure until it made laps around the yard like a bullet. Yep, it's a dog and a fast one and it is the size of a calf. ( no kidding) It was as tall as Aubree.
It was a really sweet dog, except the fact that it had already, in five minutes, drug everything it could out of the garage into the yard. It scared the girls to death because of how tall it was. (and me too) So it stayed at our house and the neighbors for two days until we had enough. As you see in the pic. my hubby is relocating the dog. So, if this was any ones dog. I do apologize but it is now on a back road somewhere in our town. LOL Contact me if you would like it back.
The girls loved it and even wanted to keep it even after it had scared them many times. I drew the line when it tried to come in the house and then made its home on the back step in the garage. So, after I almost stepped on it and then it was looking in the window at me and I thought it was a human, I called hubby at work and said you have to do something with this dog.
Well, he did. Now it is someone else's problem. I know shame on us. We did feed it and give it plenty of water before its road trip.
FYI don't drop dogs off at my house. LOL
I am home from church today with Aubree because she was sick last night and was still running a fever but seems to be fine now. I just wanted to be safe and not expose any of the church kids. ( I am sure their parents appreciate that)
Even though, I am not at church I am still getting a blessing. Aubree has had her little pink Bible that Bro. Luke gave her because she lost her other one, going around the house singing Jesus love me. It is the sweetest thing. When I think I am not doing the best I can as a parent, things like that make me realize that as long as I teach them about Jesus, that is all that matters and everything else will fall into place.
I am sure yall will be hearing about Aubree a whole lot. There is never a dull moment when she is around. She is the firecracker in our house.