Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thankful Thursday




1. I am thankful that God sent His Son to die on a cross for me. Without Him I would be, well I don't know where I would be.

2. I am thankful for such a loving husband who is willing to help me teach VBS this year.

3. I am thankful that this is my last day of work this week. I have got so many things to do to get ready for VBS.

4. I am thankful for my Uncle R. He is in the process of making a deal for my Hubby and I a new vehicle and I really appreciate all he is doing and has done for me!!

5. I am thankful for Bro. L. and L. and for all they have done and continue to do at our church! By the way L. you did and excellent job with AWANA this year. I am so looking forward to next year!!

6. I am thankful for my wonderful sister NooNoo! :-) She came and washed my car and even vacuumed it out so my uncle could take it to the dealership!! How many sisters do you know that would do that for you??

7. I am thankful for my alarm clock! I got up early enough to post this before I went to work! :-)

**Have a blessed day! *If you would like to participate please go to Sting My Heart to join in!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Could you repeat that please???????

The other day my hubby had to go for his yearly check up to make sure that his blood pressure was still under control. FYI.................. About a year ago he thought he was having a heart attack and we had to take him to a doctor where they said that all was wrong was that his blood pressure was too high. So they sent him off with a prescription for some meds and told him to get another check-up in a week with his regular doctor which we did not have at the time. So I made an appointment with a local doctor here in our wee little town and come to find out his heart skips a beat. So he had to go for all these tests and they eventually just put him on a mild blood pressure med and that has worked thus far. Sooooooooooo back to the other day......... He went for his check up and they found that his cholesterol was too high. May I remind you he is only 26. They told him to cut out the red meat and of course that is not an option for him because he can't live without it! We were discussing with his mother about how his doctors appointment went and how the doctor told him that he needed to cut out the red meats. His Dad was listening to our conversation and I could tell that he was wanting to say something and low and behold this is what he told my hubby to do.... "If you would just cook the meat a little longer then the doctor would leave you alone!" Talk about hilarious!! He won't live that down for a while. But if it weren't for him I would be the only one with stupid outbursts. HEHEHEHE.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Lacey!!!


Today is my sister-in-laws, Lacey, 21st birthday!!

Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

~Thankful Thursday~




1. I am thankful, sooooo thankful, for such a wonderful hubby!! He has done so much for me lately. I am truly blessed to have him in my life.

2. I am thankful for my precious treasure-my Bible. It has the answers for everthing!

3. I am thankful for our garden. Everything is growing so well even though it hasn't rained lately. I ate some lettuce from it yesterday. That's some good stuff.

4. I am thankful for the flowers that are blooming in my yard. I got most of them from my precious Grandmother and I am just glad that I haven't killed them!

5. This may sound mean but I'm glad that my boss is gone on vacation! Only because I get to work with my good friend Michelle!!

6. I am thankful today is the last day of school for my nephews. I am looking forward to getting to spend more time with them.

7. I am very thankful for our families. To share things with, to laugh, to cry, just to do whatever!

8. Lastly, I am thankful for my wonderful sister NooNoo! I am glad that you know what I know!! :-) I love sharing things with you!!! And YES, I call you NooNoo on my blog!!! HeHe!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Alex Is Finally Graduating!!!


My nephew Alex is finally graduating from Kindergarten. He has been good for 4 weeks now! No paddlings! YEAH!! He will not have a formal graduation, which I can not believe. I guess his school doesn't think it's a big thing anymore. But we decided to throw him a party tonight. He got a cake with his name on it and some ice cream also. So I guess you could say he had a blast.So here is a photo of him in his cap and gown. He looks like a professor!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

~8 Things You May Not Know About Me~




I was tagged by Suzanne at http://trulycaptivating.com/ to do the 8 things you may not know about me. Sooooooooooooo here goes............................


1. I am a total "I Love Lucy" freak!!!! I have barbie dolls, DVDs, you name it I've got it!!


2. I played the clarinet in my high school band, but I bet if I tried to play it now it would be the worst music you have ever heard.


3. I am a writing pen-oholic. If I see a pen that I do not have I have to buy it. OCD I know!!


4. I love cows!!! My kitchen is decorated with many many cows. I even have a 30 pound cast iron cow in my kitchen floor!! I actually weighed it!!!


5. I can not sleep touching my hubby. I hate it when he invades my space while I'm trying to go to sleep. Don't get me wrong, I love to cuddle but when it is time to go night night, I sat get away. He also snores and that drives me insane!!!


6. I can burp my ABC's! Yes, I know that is totally gross, but it is true!!


7. I do not wear make-up at all. I hate it. Plus it makes my face break out and I am to lazy to put it on.


8. And finally, I still collect beanie babies. (YUCK!) Not as much as I used to but still some. I probably have about 600. I know-STUPID!! I'm a collector of many things!! I can't help it! I already told you I had OCD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My list is finished and I hope that you enjoyed it, maybe just a little bit. I think I am to tag 8 other people but I think everyone has already done it. But If you have not participated do it and let me know that your doing it so I can check your list !!!! I also posted some photos to help tell my story! HeHe!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

*Fabulous Friday*

Today so far has been one fabulous day. When I got to work I found a card with my name on it. It was from my dear friend Christina. It was for mine and Nick's anniversary. I just want to thank her for it and let her know how sweet she is!! She wrote how she hoped to be married next year on the same day so we could share the same anniversary. That would be most excellent!!!!!

Anyways, tonight is the Ladies Banquet at our church. I am so excited to hear our Pastor's wife, Lisa, speak! Let me tell you- she has such a special gift!! I can't wait. Please pray for her as she teaches us! God is going to use her in a mighty mighty way. I know she will do an awesome job!!

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thankful Thursday





1. Today, first of all, it is our 4 year anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am truly blessed to have such a loving hubby!!! He is the greatest. He has put up with me this long!! For that I am Very Thankful!!!!!

2. I am thankful that I am saved. I am a child of God and no one can take that from me.

3. I am thankful that I did not have any cavities today when I went to the dentist!!!!

4. I am thankful that I am off from work today.

5. I am thankful for nspiredbyfaith who wanted others to read my blog!! I really appreciate it!!!!

6. I am thankful that my mother-in-law is okay after having a cyst, however you spell it, cut from her knee today.

7. I am thankful that my nephew Alex has been good at school for the last 2 & 1/2 weeks!! (There are only a few days of school left!!!!!!!!)

8. I am thankful for a boss who treats me with the respect that all people deserve.

9. I am very very thankful for Jenny!! You know who you are and why!!! :-) I told you yesterday!! HeHe!

10. I am thankful for my Awana kids. Yesterday was our last meeting till school starts back in the fall. I hope they still want to come on Wednesday nights and participate in other things!!!

11. I am thankful that tomorrow is the ladies banquet at our church. Plus, my favorite speaker will be speaking! Lisa- I Love You!!!! But, hey, you already know that!!! :-)

12. Last, but not least, I am thankful that my wonderful hubby is going to take care of our nephews, Dakota & Alex, so their mommy can come and enjoy the banquet also!!!!!

*If you would like to participate please go to Sting My Heart to join in!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

*Memories* *Funny Memories*

So I had a little extra time on my hands today between work and getting things ready for VBS when something came across the Fox News Channel that made me think of a "memory" that happened to My sister NooNoo and I probably about 10 years ago. Bare with me as I tell this story.

If I could go back in time and change my profession, I would probably be a police officer. Other than carrying a gun (which we do keep in our house, because we have our share of nut cases that live around our home) which would be cool, I know for a fact that I could catch any criminal that tried to mess with my Daddy's tool box. I'll get back to the tool box in a moment.

You see, when I still lived at home with my parents, all kinds of things happened at our home that in our little town should never never happen!! On occasion the average escape convict would get loose and end up behind our home, I guess because of all the woods there were to hide in. Also, one day when my sister was a senior in high school, she had come home sick from school and got out of her car leaving her purse, the keys to the car,(stupid) and all her cheerleading uniforms and school books in it and forgot to go back and get it all out before going to bed that night. During the night sometime, 2 men stole her car, after slashing the tires on my other sister Vickie's car and on my Moms car. Talk about scary!

Anyways, back to my Dad's tool box. Going back approximately 10 years or so, my sister NooNoo and I were left at home one Sunday morning to get ready to go to a family reunion while my Mother went to Sunday School to teach her class. I had just gotten through washing my hair and NooNoo was still in the bed. I was in the living room watching T.V. when I heard a van pull in the driveway. I looked out the window and saw a man get out of the van and walk towards our garage. At this time we did not have an electric garage door opener and so the door never got pulled down if someone was at home. I guess we were to lazy. So I went to the door that leads into the garage from the living room and heard the man knock on the door that went into the utility room, which by the way, no one ever uses. I looked out the window of that door just in time to see the man pick up my Dad's tool box that probably weighed 100 pounds or so and walk off with it, load it into the van, and take off.

Just then the cop in me (hehe) ran to my sisters room and got her up. Told her what had just happened and what happened next should never never happen. Call the cops if this ever happens to you!! She said, "What should we do?" I said, "Let's go get it back! If we just call the cops we will never see Dad's tools again!" To my surprise, we got in the car and the next thing I know we are chasing this van up the road. Our plan was to just get their tag number and take it to the police station and let them handle it. But the burglar had other plans.

I guess he noticed we were following him because we no more than got a couple of miles up the road when he pulled over. Yikes!!!! My sister pulled up next to the van in the middle of the road and in a not so nice manner asked the man to bring back my Dad's tool box. I was in the passenger seat closest to the van and all I could think about was, he is gonna pull a gun and I'll be the first to die! Well I guess the good Lord was watching over us, even though we had skipped church that Sunday, because that man turned his van around and followed us back to our house. Still, I guess we thought this to be a good idea. When we returned home I went in the house to get the phone ready to dial our neighbors number just in case something happened(once again-this is stupid). He gave a story about how some man told him to stop by our house and pick up these tools, it was his payment for some work he had done on a tractor. Lie, Lie, Lie. I believe because there was a woman in the van with him that he did not try to hurt us. He even helped put the tool box back on the shelf. After he left, my sister and I got ready to go and waited on our Mother to get home so we could go to the reunion.

Gosh, when she found out what had happened, she was in hysterics. She could not believe that we did such a thing. We got our things together and headed to the reunion which was at the park in our little town, which is also next to the police department. My Mom decided to stop by and tell them what had happened and they seemed to not want to do anything about it. So we went to the park to be with our family when low and behold the cops showed up to take our statement. What a spectacle we were. All for a tool box. But it was my Dad's tool box is what we kept telling everybody. He took all of our information, which the description of the guy I gave was that he looked like my, then, brother-in-law. My sister said that it was probably not a good idea to tell them that. It's pretty funny now that I think about it. About a month later they caught those people and they went to jail! Wahoo!! Told you it was quite a story. So never and I mean never chase the bad guys for yourself. We just were lucky and got a nice burglar. If there is such a thing. My Dad was very appreciative but still a little mad because of how we got it back! HeHe!

FYI....this certain tool box of my Dad's is bolted to his work bench. If someone wants to steal it now they will have to work a whole lot harder to get.


Monday, May 14, 2007

*Saturday's Rock*



Check out the photos!!!!! What a BLAST!!!!!

We had a wonderful time at the river this weekend. Of course we had to clean up the place first before we could go and play. It was the first trip over this year and boy was it a mess. I have never raked sooooooo many pine needles in my life. Anyways, once we were through cleaning up the yard and the cabin we set out on the boat and jet ski to have a little (a lot) more fun the rest of the afternoon. Several of the "kids" that were with us (only 1 was under 15) rode the inner tube (not me-I'm to old-maybe just to chicken). My brother-in-law Jeremy had a rough time on it. He fell off a many of times, but he had a blast. My hubby complained about being so sore after riding the tube. I told him he was getting to old to ride it. He is such a kid at heart that I don't believe he will ever quit doing kiddy things. But I love him for that child like nature!!!!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

*Thankful Thursday*




1. Today I am thankful that this is my last day of work this week!! I am burnt out!
Don't get me wrong, I love my JOB!!

2. I am thankful for a loving God who forgives me no matter what.

3. I am thankful for a loving hubby who loves me unconditionally. No questions asked! I am thankful that he gets involved at our church and helps me teach Awana and he is going to help me with VBS this year!!!

4. I am thankful for our Pastor and his family! They are wonderful people. I am thankful also for a wonderful church family!!

5. I am thankful for our families and the love they have for each other.

6. I am thankful for my friends: Aimee, Christina, Erica, & Michelle. They make me laugh even in the worst of times! Plus I get to work with 3 of them.

7. I am thankful for my sister NooNoo and the relationship that we have now. We are best buds.

8. I am thankful for precious nephews who can make me laugh at anything. :)

9. I am thankful that I am alive and able to share my list with you!!

10. I am thankful that we are getting to go to the river this weekend!!!

Monday, May 7, 2007

*Maybe Just Maybe!*

It seems as though my nephew Alex has decided to be good for the rest of the year at school! HALLELUJAH!!! He got all smiley faces last week and is starting this week off on the right foot with one!! :) Although, he had one little mishap while he was gone to the river with his Auntie NooNoo and Uncle Jason. He says he is innocent of any wrong doing, of course, but the adults seem to think other wise. HeHe! It seems that while Auntie NooNoo and Uncle Jason were fishing, Alex got mad because they would not let him cast the reel. He got really mad, I guess, because as pay back he decided to get the key for the boat and try to throw it overboard. Luckily, Jason happened to catch him before the key was baptized. He then got into a lot of trouble. Acting the way Alex always does when he does not get his way, he proceeds to whine, whine, whine. Well, knowing that spanking him doesn't seem to phase him, his Uncle Jason, who had just finished reeling in a fish, took that fish and stuck it in his mouth! LOL! As Alex says-"It was still alive! Tail flopping and everything!" Needless to say that stopped him dead in his tracks. He did not know how to react! If I would have been there, I would have taken a picture!! HeHe!! We asked him what that fish tasted like and he said-" Like a rotten egg!" I have no idea how he knows what a rotten egg tastes like either.
Anyways, later that day, Auntie NooNoo brought Alex back home about the time Nick and I had decided to take my other nephew, Dakota, to our house to play. Of course we had just found out that he had been good all week last week, so we decided to take him along with us. Of course there were no mouths full of fish at our house, but they did get to go swimming in our pond. They absolutely had a blast. Of course the people driving by probably thought we were crazy, but then who cares! They were having fun!!! :) So we continue to try and bribe Alex to be good because his Uncle Nick is going to buy him a sling shot if he is good the rest of the year. Yeah-I know-that is the last thing he needs. But he will be under Uncle Nick supervision. :) There is only a couple of weeks left, so maybe he can do it!! MAYBE!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

**In Loving Memory**



My Granddaddy passed away on this day 2 years ago. It seems like it was just yesterday that he was still here. This photo is one of my most favorites. It was rare that my 2 sisters were not in a photo with me. So I feel pretty lucky to have this most sacred photo of just the 2 of us. Of course this photo is from the early 80's. :-) He would have been 92 years old this year. He was in World War II. So he had seen a lot in his lifetime. I just hope that I am so lucky as to make it to my 90's. I miss him so much. He was the GREATEST!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Happy Birthday, Dad!!


To one of the most important people in my life-my DAD-Happy Birthday!! I love you very much.

My Dad is a truck driver. He works in Mississippi and lives there most of the time. Our family lives in Alabama. It is a 4 hour trip to his apartment there. It really stinks that he was unable to come home this week. I really miss him. Especially on his birthday. Which by the way he is 63 and he completely forgot that it was his special day. He does not look 63 to me. :) So hopefully he had a great day,(in Mississippi), and when he comes home next week we will have a huge party.!!


Wednesday, May 2, 2007

*AWANA*



I learned tonight at our Awana club meeting that you can never be to sure of yourself. I just thought I had everything under control, boy was I wrong. Kids are to unpredictable. Anyways, I guess I should be thankful that they still come and that they want to learn about Jesus. To those certain persons who helped me out tonight, you know who you are, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God is good-All the time. All the time-God is good.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

*All About My Nephews*

I love my nephews with all my heart. They should have been my kids. :) Dakota is 9 and Alex is 6. My family and I used to think that Dakota would always be the one who got in trouble all of the time,(don't get me wrong, he still gets in trouble sometimes) but as they say "God broke the mold when He made Alex." He may be only 6 and one of the cutest kids on earth, but man can he get in trouble. He started kindergarten this year and the first week of school he got 2 paddleings from the principle. Yes, 2 the first week of school!! One was for hiding under the teachers desk and not coming out from under it. I still laugh when I think about it. Those of you who know him, know that he is one tough puppy! We call him Spiderman because he can climb up the front of the refrigerator with no help. He is so strong just to be 6. Anyways, school is about to be finished and he is up to a grand total of 25 paddleings. Yes, 25!!!!! I think he might have the world record! :) He gets them for not minding. That is all. His excuse is: "I don't know how to mind" or "It's to hard to mind." Yes he does know how to mind. I don't have a problem with him minding at my house. You think the teachers would try something else besides giving him a paddleing. Obviously it is not working!! He also has a hard time staying in his seat. Do you know what his teacher does to 'try' and keep him in his seat? She puts a hula hoop around his desk. Guess what? It doesn't work either. I feel sorry for his teacher. She will probably be glad when goes to first grade!! My hubby Nick says he is too funny to get on to. I told him to wait until we have kids, they may be worse! I'll leave you with a photo of my dear nephew Alex, again. You tell me if he looks like a kid who gets 25 swats in one year at school. May I remind you that school is not out yet!! :)