Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Last night while fixing supper I overheard Alayna raising her voice at the computer. I had to go see who and what she was talking to. It was an I Carly game. When you miss or get a low score it says.... What were you thinking!
What happen to encouragement???????????????????? Like, Try Again??????????????
She totally got her feelings her and in a broke up voice says..... it said, What were you thinking.
It got to the point that I had to make her cut the game off.
As if this world don't have enough discouragement but for a video game to cut you down is just plain ridiculous.
I am sure there are much worse games out there but my little girl is just sensitive.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I remember so well, one thing Jenni told me a few weeks ago. She said, enjoy life and don't worry about the little things. She said a year ago they were the normal family. Had a busy busy life with three girls and took everything for granted. Now it has all changed!
This really stuck with me...... She said, ya know I wish me and Randall would have GOT IT a long time ago. We have had IT for the past few years and it has just been so fun.
It means.... life itself, enjoying each other, loving each other, being thankful for what God has given you, respecting each other, laughing together, just really getting what life is all about.
When you get IT you will know.
Girls, be thankful for your husband. Be thankful for what you have and not what you don't have because what you have can be taken away!!!
To the Blacks... I am so thankful to have you as my neighbors. I love each one of you and will be praying for you all. We will get through this together.
To Jenni... I am so thankful for our friendship. You have taught me things about myself through this very hard time and God will make something good out of this. I look forward to many years of laughs and cries together. Love you!
I feel privileged to have known Randall. He was a genuine Godly man!
Found these videos of Randall thought you might enjoy. He had a love for horses. His gentle soft voice seem to sooth the horses.
WE WILL MISS YOU RANDALL BUT WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOMEDAY!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I know, it sounds really stupid and very risky but if it turns out to be everything it is suppose to be it is a good deal. It is for Dwayne to drive to work but a family car too!
Remember the movie Newlyweds? That will be us!! We have rented the smallest,cheapest, compact car to drive up there.
I will post a pic later of the new car if everything goes well.
Alayna and Lindsey are best friends and through that our family and theirs have became close.
PRAYERS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING BUT IF YOU EVER HAVE SOMETHING LAYED ON YOUR HEART TO DO FOR THIS FAMILY PLEASE ACT ON IT. (IT IS GOD)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
We have even grown our own watermelons this year (by accident). We picked our first watermelon grown on a concrete patio. Well, to say the least... looks are deceiving. It was white inside. (don't know what happened, it was huge and looked ready to pick to me)
Dwayne is building us a garage, BY HIMSELF, and with the help of any good friend that would be so kind to help. lol (hopefully with a little knowledge in carpentry work)So far so good but still a lot to be done.
If we are not out in the yard we are probably swimming. This year I can actually sit back and watch them have fun and not be so hands on. Alayna has finally gotten over her fear and goes down the slide and off the diving board. SHE LOVES IT. Aubree goes all over with floats.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I don't do much with it anymore besides sell to a few friends and family. I don't want to spend my time away from home selling it but I do enjoy it on the side.
I do love the products Mary Kay offers, it is always reasonably priced and very trendy.
I would love to have more customers, so for the month of July every new customer will get the choice of any item at 50% off with a $20.00 purchase and to all my customers, you can get the choice of any item at 50% off with a $5.00 purchase.
Also, for the month of July all eye colors and mascaras are buy 1 get 1 free.
Go to www.marykay.com to check out all the new items. (tinted lip balm is awesome)
(you do not have to be local to buy from me, I don't mind mailing orders)
Thank you all and I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Yall, they filed for divorce. This can't be. I was so hoping they were gonna pull through and make good of a situation gone bad. If they would just confide in JESUS and get off TV I believe they could work through it. (that's just me not knowing the half of it but I do know Jesus can fix anything)
Awwww! My heart still hurts for that family. I hate that those sweet eight kids are going to have to go through this and most of it has been on TV. That is the saddest thing.
I have watched this show so much it kinda feels like a friend going through a divorce.
Pray for this family. Even though they are on TV they are a real family!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
It was so fun that we all decided we would rather go there than the beach next year.
A few highlights from our trip.......
Aubree almost went off into the lake on her bike. ( Thank goodness she wrecked and Uncle Brent was there to save her)
Mom and Dad flipped over on the jet ski as they circled the boat to get off.
David Hasselhoff a.k.a my husband jumped in to save them.
A few minutes later..... Brent,Carter,and Braxton do the same thing.
We saw an eagle's nest with four or five baby eagles sticking their heads out.
Me and my sisters all wrote Dad a little letter about what we have learned from him and the son in laws read them and Dad had to guess which daughter it was from. ( That was a tear jerk er but so special.)
I went down a 100 foot water slide.
That is just a little bit of our weekend. I hope we have many more of these to come. I truly love spending time with my family. We all have so much fun laughing and making fun of whoever says of does something stupid.
These little girls have an awesome Dad too. I am so lucky to be married to a Godly man that loves his family and his girls so much.
Monday, June 8, 2009
All these years of riding all the fast, round and round, up and down rides and still in my twenties and the Elephants make me woozy! Whew! But I vow to never be as bad as the hubbies! I refuse!
Wouldn't you know Aubree's favorite ride were the Ephanus a.k,a Elephants. I went round and round so many times my head is still spinnin'.
Alayna and Sids favorite were the swings.
Just look at Alayna's legs, how long! Oh how it was just yesterday when her little legs barley hung down.
Sid was such a dare devil. She wanted to ride every ride there and insisted we ride in the spook house. I was like, sure go ahead....... then it come down to me to ride with her. Oh, No! What she don't know is I don't do good with spook houses especially, without my man by my side to squeeze his arm off the entire time. Well, I sucked it up and didn't let on that I don't want to go in that spook house with just a little girl to protect me. So, here we go arm in arm snuggled up in the center of that little car, we survived but she did admit when we came back into day light that the spook house was a bad idea..... I agreed.
Chain saws scare me even more than spook houses. Due to the trauma of my childhood LOL.
I am not sure how old I was but I still remember it to this day. We were at a spook house at a fire dept. and I had my whole family with me and my big Daddy walking with me through it and it still didn't help. The whole way through it, big scary people in really scary mask were jumping out at me and chasing us the whole way through and as I was to the end and thought I had did good to not cry... we were walking casually laughing about how scary it was and out of no where this chain saw cranks up right behind me and I don't think my feet hit the ground until I got to the car. I ran off and left Mom and Dad and whoever else was there. All I knew is that that scary man with a chain saw was not going to get me. I remember my mom and dad teasing me about not caring to leave them with the chain saw man.
Don't depend on me to save you from a chain saw man!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
The girls could not resist and had to run out and play in the steady down pour. It was unusual that it was just rain and no storm along with it. So, I didn't stop them. They played for probably 3o minutes and had more fun than they have ever had playing with any toy we have ever owned.
I caught myself just sitting back reminiscing when I was a kid and how much fun it was to play in the rain, mud or even skinny dippin while raining ( in my own pool only I promise.) Not that that makes it better especially, for those who swam in my pool all those years. Oh well, it was fun for me.
Anyways, back to my point. I know, I get caught up in the everyday have to's and don't always let my kids enjoy the things that God has given us to enjoy like the rain.
This little moment helped me to remember that my kids are happy with the simplest of things and if that is all I had to give them they would be happy.
Lesson to me, sit back and enjoy the things that God has so graciously blessed me with that is right under my feet.
Hearing all the laughs and giggles was priceless! It was all worth it even if they had to have a second and then a third bath before the day was over.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE GIRL YOU PROBABLY HAVE BEEN TO SEE THE HANNAH MONTANA MOVIE, WE HAVE, THREE WEEKS AGO AND WE ARE STILL SINGING THIS SONG.
ALAYNA KNOWS EVERY WORD TO IT AND MOST OF THE MOTIONS. I KNOW I AM GETTING OLD WHEN I CAN'T KEEP UP WITH A 5 YEAR OLD.
I CATCH MYSELF ASKING ALAYNA..... WHAT COMES NEXT?
AUBREE GOES AROUND POPIN IT AND LOCKIN IT RIGHT ALONG WITH HER BIG SIS.
WE ARE STILL WORKING ON DWAYNE! HE SOOO DON'T KNOW THE WORDS.
CLICK ON THIS LINK IF YOU WANNA POP-IT-LOCK-IT. LOL
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I must say, he is getting much better. He took the girls shopping for gifts and I had a evening to myself! (peace and quiet is priceless, well, for a little while then I miss them.)
Alayna was so excited to tell me what she got me- Aqua globes. (ya know, the as seen on TV things) She has wanted to get me those for about a year now.
Aubree picked out a rose bush after she had to kick off her flip flops and run through the water in wal-mart garden center. I think they had a blast shopping with their dad! I loved my gifts!
This Mother's Day has been one of the best!
I am so thankful to have been given the chance to be a Mother. It is a gift that keeps on giving!
I love my girls more than they will ever know! I hope I can give them a life that they will look back on and be so thankful for.
I am thankful for my Mom and who she is and the life she gave me! (she's the best)
Love you Mom and thanks will never be enough for all that you have done and keep doing for me.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
You name it and I might just have it sittin' in my front yard this weekend for sale.
All I can say is pray that it don't rain because we will have too much stuff to be able to cover it up.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I have enjoyed it...... woke up, planted flowers, Aubree mooned a car going by as she decided to pee in the front yard by the main highway while I was planting flowers, went and got more flowers and planted them, Aubree and Carter rode in Big Truck with Dad, Aubree and Carter played while I washed my car, Carter had a wreck on the bicycle and hit his head in between his eyes, Aubree walked in front of Carter swinging (bout got knocked out), I ate a bowl of cereal for lunch ( I know, real nutritious) I do good just to eat something,we rode the 4-wheeler and checked on the cows-4 times (they are all OK) by now Aubree is ready for a nap, she is down and now I have time to clean,wash clothes, get a shower and get ready for Alayna to get home and off to her T-ball game. WHEW!!! I love days like this, I feel like I have accomplished something today.
I love warm weather! It means we can stay outside all day! Wear 'em out and they will sleep so I can have some me time and my house is not a disaster.
TAKE TIME TODAY AND LOOK AROUND AND SEE HOW BLESSED WE ALL ARE!
GOD IS GOOD!! ALL THE TIME!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
And the dolphins were awesome!
We hung out at Pier Park one day and rode the carousel at least fifteen times. ( all day pass was a bad idea. lol) About round six I was about to fall off my horse! It just took one round for Dwayne to be drunk! LOL Ain't he such a manly man!
Other than the normal sisterly fussing and fighting the whole way there and the whole way back and mostly in between we had one of the best vacations we have had.
Next time I will take the advice of sister S and make everyone, including hubby, wear pull ups there and back in the car. I am telling you what, we stopped 6 or 7 times on the way home for somebody to pee or poop. That would be stopping once every hour!!!
Cool breeze, white sands, waves crashing on shore, kids laughing, husband quiet (well for a few seconds at a time), the hour on the beach by myself, spending time with my little family. PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!
IT IS GOOD TO BE HOME BUT IT SURE WAS GOOD TO BE AT THE BEACH!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
POOR THING, I THOUGHT SHE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN OVER HATING RABBITS BY NOW.
GUESS I WAS WRONG!
SHE DIDN'T HEAR BRO. LUKE SAY A WORD WHEN HE WAS SPEAKING BECAUSE SHE WAS LOOKING OVER HER SHOULDER SAYING...... WHERE'S THAT WABBIT. I HELD HER THE ENTIRE TIME. I WOULD TRY TO PUT HER DOWN AND SHE WOULD SAY NO..... THAT WABBIT GET ME.
ONE TIME SHE DIDN'T SEE THE BUNNY AND SHE ASKED, WHERE THAT RABBIT GO...... CHURCH??????
SHE WAS JUST WISHING IT WOULD LEAVE FOREVER !
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
After 10 loads of mulch, 3 trips to get it, and 2 aching bodies we finished all but the back yard.
I worry about stuff like are the kids eating healthy enough not if I can see lines in the yard. Just me though!!
I mowed the front yard so nice and pretty to meet his expectations and then I saw my chance in the back yard to make some pretty designs. On about 2 or 3 acres I did a few figure eights, zig zags, and circles. I left it that way until he got home. I knew he would see it because it stuck out like a sore thumb. I laughed at myself all evening!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Refresher: Last blog, Cat peed on me.
Next day: Cat peed on me again!!!
Do yall believe that!! That stupid cat peed on me again 2 days in a row. Why me????
I promise if it happens a third time yall will not know and we might be one less cat!!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS ARE ALWAYS KINDA CRAZY BUT YESTERDAY WAS JUST PLAIN NUTS!
FIRST OF ALL DWAYNE TELLS ME HE HAS TO WORK 1 HOUR 1/2 LATER THAN NORMAL. SO THAT JUST STINKS! THEN IT IS LIKE THE KIDS KNOW AND THEY FUSS NON STOP WHILE I AM TRYING TO COOK COOKIES FOR MY CUBBIES AT CHURCH.
DUE TO FEEDING KIDS, BREAKING UP FIGHTS, PUTTING KIDS IN THE CORNER, GETTING CHURCH STUFF READY AND TRYING TO FEED MY GROWLING BELLY.
I PUT THE COOKIES IN THE OVEN AND SET THE TIMER AND THAT IS THE LAST I REMEMBER ABOUT THE COOKIES!
WE GO OUTSIDE AND ABOUT 30 MIN. LATER I GO BACK IN THE HOUSE FOR A MINUTE AND THE SMELL ABOUT KNOCKED ME DOWN. ( I EVEN THOUGHT- WHAT IS BURNING?)
TWO PANS OF CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES ARE NOW CHARCOAL. I TAKE THEM AND THROW PAN AND ALL IN THE BACK YARD.
AS IF THIS DID'NT TICK ME OFF ENOUGH....... WHILE, SCRAPING THE CHARCOAL OFF THE PANS THE CAT PEES ON ME!!!! YES, MO PEED ON MY BACK!
OUR POOR NEIGHBORS, I AM SURE THEY ARE CONVINCED I AM NUTS NOW!
OF COARSE THEY WERE OUTSIDE DURING ALL THIS CRAZINESS.
I AM SURE THEY SMELLED THE BURNT COOKIES AND HEARD THE FIRE ALARM GOING OFF AND THEN ME YELLING WHEN I GOT PEED ON.
YALL KNOW MO-THE MOST WONDERFUL CAT IN THE WORLD. (WELL, NOT ANYMORE) BUT TO THE KIDS HE IS THE BEST. I HAD JUST GOTTEN HIM BACK FROM THE VET YESTERDAY FROM GETTING FIXED AND I AM CONVINCED HE WAS GETTING EVEN WITH ME BY PEEING ON MY BACK.
I STILL FEEL ICKY!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
OTHER THAN ALMOST ENDING UP IN KENTUCKY INSTEAD OF TENNESSEE AND HAVING TO BACK TRACK AND THEN ENDING UP IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN BOON DOCKS INSTEAD OF OUR NICE LITTLE CABIN IN THE MOUNTAINS....... WE HAD A GREAT TIME! ( I LEARNED AND GREAT LESSON, DON'T DEPEND MEMORY TO GET YOU SOMEWHERE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE DIRECTIONS TO GO BY.) lol
TO ALL YOU GIRLS THAT WENT, I LOVE YOU ALL AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I HEARD EXACTLY WHAT SHE SAID BUT WAS SURE SHE DIDN'T SAY WHAT I HEARD.
OH, BUT SHE DID. AFTER I LAUGHED MY HEAD OFF. I WENT STRAIGHT TO THE SOURCE AND HE SAID WHAT..... DID SHE SAY BOOTY STANK.
SO, I AM GONNA TO APOLOGIZE NOW FOR ANY OF YOU THAT MAY COME AROUND MY SWEET AUBREE. IF SHE SAYS YOU HAVE BOOTY STANK. PLEASE KNOW, SHE DID NOT LEARN THAT FROM ME!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
This morning I was awoke to some devastating news. Paw Paw Harold had pasted away!
This has been a very sad day for our family. Even though, he was 89 years old and had lived a wonderful long life, it is still hard to say goodbye.
I don't know what will be harder........ walking in over at Maw Maw's and not seeing him at that kitchen table or walking in and seeing Maw Maw by herself at that kitchen table.
I can't help but worry about Maw Maw. Harold was her life. They cracked me up, how they joked and aggravated each other all the time. They laughed at each other and you could just tell they not only loved each other but loved each others company. They both are such an inspiration to me and so many people.
My Red Lobster biscuits will never be the same. Harold loved my biscuits! At every get together he would get him a napkin full of my biscuits before anyone else so he would make sure to have plenty. That made me happy :))
It was only a month or so ago that you would pass him on the road in his mini van making his daily trips to Wal Mart (for toothpicks or gum) or to Henagar to meet up with his buddies at the local gossip shop (Jack's) to have coffee or breakfast. I soooo hope if I make it to 89 that I am still able to drive and take care of myself like he did.
Even though, Harold was not my Paw Paw by blood but by marriage, I still considered him my Paw Paw. I knew him many more years than I did my other Paw Paw (Edgar).
I know, he considered all of us his kids and grand kids.
He loved us and we all loved him! I am thankful for him to have been in my life.
Please remember my family in the coming days as we say our final goodbyes.
Love you all (family and friends are everything)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
1. I put salt on lemons and suck the lemon dry after every meal I eat in a restaurant.
2. I laugh hysterically at things that happen to people when they could really be hurt. For example.... Dwayne fell in the bathroom the other night, I mean hard, on his hip and he didn't get up for a while. I think it took me 5 minutes to ask him if he was OK because I was laughing so hard. Every time I think about him falling I can't control myself to the point of tears.
I know, it's bad but I do care for the safety of other people as long as it don't cross me as funny.LOL
3. I can still do flips and jumps on the trampoline and off the diving board as if I was still 12 years old.
4. I once had a wreck in my own drive way. (when I was learning to drive)
5. I have headaches everyday.
6. I take Excedrin tension headache everyday before lunch to prevent it from getting worse.
7. I am a quiet and kinda shy person until you get to know me.
8. I have to get into my comfortable zone before I open up to people.
9. I have told a lot of people off in my 27 years. (remembering back in high school especially)
10. It takes a lot for me to tell somebody off and I usually dwell over it for a period of time.
11. If I know someone is upset with me I don't let it go on for long before I confront them and work it out.
12. I once inquired about a job with a crime scene clean up crew.
13. I can not stand being cold.
14. I take a shower in the morning and a bath at night.
15. Not that I am that dirty, I just enjoy baths.
16. I don't understand why somethings happen.
17. I like to try and figure out why things happen.
18. I would enjoy being a detective.
19. I have grown to accept that somethings are meant for us to never understand until we meet our Lord and Savior.
20. I have two brothers in heaven.
21. I love to watch NCIS with Dwayne.
22. I am not good with directions unless you tell me landmarks.
23. I would rather go out and eat than have to cook.
24. I have a drive to workout and get a rock hard bod. The problem is the drive only last 2 days max.
25. I am a God fearing women and still believe in miracles.
Here is my 25, now it is your turn. Tag you're it!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Despite Alayna was still recovering from surgery, we still had a great time. Actually, Alayna's best days were Friday and Saturday so we did get to go out and do a lot of things.
We didn't do much dining in due to Alayna's drooling problem because we didn't want to ruin anyone else meal.
I am sure we got a few weird looks when she was carrying her spit cup everywhere we went-shopping, tram to Gatlinburg, dixie stampede. ( bless her heart, she could'nt help it)
The best part was taking the girls to the Dixie Stampede. They absolutely loved it. Especially, Aubree. We couldn't get her to eat for 30 min. because her eyes were glued to what all was going on. She finally decided to eat and loved that whole chicken. It didn't bother her that it still had everything minus a head and guts.
She told everyone bout them horses that done tricks and going to the pokie moutains.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
We just made a trip to the store to get ice cream and Popsicle's. So far it has been fun for her.
When we talk about surgery and going to the hospital, she thinks it is cool and gets all giggly.
I am sure the giggling will be gone tomorrow. This is her first time in the hospital so she thinks its gonna be fun. I am not about to tell her, she can find out for herself.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
I HAVE THE HONOR OF FIGURING OUT HOW TO FIX MEAT EVERY NIGHT FOR THE NEXT YEAR IN A DIFFERENT WAY SO WE WON'T GET BURNT OUT.
SO FAR, SO GOOD!
I FOUND THE EASIEST RECIPE ONLINE THE OTHER DAY AND FIXED IT TONIGHT.
TATER TOT HOT DISH
1/2 BAG MINI TATER TOTS
1LB HAMBURGER MEAT
SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE
1 CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP
1 CREAM OF CELERY SOUP
COOK AND DRAIN MEAT
MIX MEAT AND BOTH SOUPS TOGETHER
SPREAD IN CASSEROLE DISH
PLACE TATER TOTS ON TOP,COMPLETELY COVER TOP.
PLACE IN OVEN @ 350 FOR 45 MINUTES AND SERVE HOT.
SIMPLE AND DELISH! JUST THOUGHT I WOULD PASS IT ALONG.
I urge you to take 5 minutes out of your busy busy day and listen and watch this video.
Dwayne came across it yesterday on youtube and told me to listen to it and I have not been able to get it off my mind since.
It is amazing how God works. HE IS SUCH A ON TIME GOD!!!!
We had a wonderful- heartfelt church service yesterday and this song was just the confirmation that God was in our midst and working in our lives and HE knew exactly what was to come for the rest of the day.
May this song bless you as much as it has me!!!
The first song you all probably know. I need thee every hour.
The last song is so simple and true and is called Through it all!
Friday, January 2, 2009
This was the night of Alayna's sleepover and I let the girls put makeup on me. So the black and white is for a reason. (to cover up the hidious makeover)
Taken with a sony cybershot.
In automatic setting.