Showing posts from August, 2007
If it werent' for bad luck!

So Jordan got to come out of his thumb splint on or around this past friday.(if you remember he had broken it playing tether ball) On Sunday he and Elijah went to a back to school party with some friends from down the street. I had to get some work done so their mom took everyone. Donnie called me about 4 and said Jordan had called and said he had thought his nose was broken. Well my immediate reaction was do I need to go get him. He said no Jordan said he was fine and he wanted to stay. So I thought OK if his nose was broke there was no way he was fine and was wanting to stay down there. I go back to my work and finish you know like 2 hours later. The boys come home, Jordan never even mention his nose, we had some other stuff come up, Donnie gets home from church, mom and Angie come over, then he decides it's time for his nose to be looked at. One look at it and anyone could tell it was obviously broken. I mean it had a huge knot on it and it was sw…

30 down, I have lost 30 pounds and would like to loose at least another 30. I can't tell you how good that it feels. It's become a little harder now that the boys are back in school, because I was getting up before they would get up and exercising and if I did that now I would have to get up at 5am and and most mornings I am not capable of that, so I am having to get into a new routine. This has been one of the more exciting adventures of my life. It's amazing what you can accomplish in such a short amount of time.
Stupid People!!! OK I know I teach my children not to use these words but today it just fit. So today Jordan had an appointment in Dallas for some test. We drive the 1 1/2 there and I guess he was overwhelmed with the mass of the MRI machine and it scared him to death. After an hour of mom and I pleading, threating, bribing (you name it we did it) him to lay down let them do the test I got so frustrated with him an walked into a different room. I was actually getting ready to leave and I needed a minute to breath. I was sitting on a couch out in the lobby and I hear him stop crying and talking to the radiologist about this test, the next thing I know Jordan is in the MRI machine calm and having the test done. Now please remind me why we went through what we did for the last hour. Kids are complicated little people.

When we were finished we took the boys to Toys R Us because I had $50.00 on a gift certificate from christmas of last year and I figured while were in Dallas we may as well s…
It's time again! The boys went back to school today, the funny thing is I am always more nervous than they are. I think I'm even more nervous this year because rumor is Jordan's teacher is really hard on the kids and I don't know how he will handle that. Jordan has a really hard time with reading. I honestly think he has dyslexia but can't convince the school, so that they will test him and the testing privately is up and around $1000.00 and I just can't do that right now with all the medical stuff he is going through. Eli also has a new teacher this year but Jordan had her in summer school last year so I am pretty comfortable with that, if I remember correctly she was really sweet. Eli's class didn't find out about this new teacher until they got to school this morning(2 days ago it was another teacher whom they all new) and there were alot of unhappy kids there this morning. Eli did great though, he is such an easy kid. There is a little girl in his cl…
“The Pearl Necklace”
The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.

"Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please!" Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face. "A dollar ninety-five. That's almost $2.00. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday's only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill from Grandma."

As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went to the neighbor and asked Mrs. McJames if she could pick dandelions for ten cents. On her birthday, Grandma did give her another new dollar bill and …
The Rain-Thomas Kinkaid
Stop at the picture for a second, and watch the Rain... then read on...

One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick.
Suddenly my daughter, Aspen, spoke up from her relaxed position in her seat. 'Dad, I'm thinking of something.'
This announcement usually meant she had been pondering some fact for a while, and was now ready to expound all that her six-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear.
'What are you thinking?' I asked.
'The rain!' she began, 'is like sin, and the windshield wipers are like God wiping our sins away.'
After the chill bumps raced up my arms I was able to respond. 'That's really good, Aspen.'
Then my curiosity broke in. How far would this little girl take this revelation? So I asked...
'Do you notice how the rain keeps on coming? What does that tell you?'
Aspen didn't hesitate one mom…
I was Tagged...
1. Post these rules before you give the facts. 2. List 8 random facts about yourself. 3. At the end of your post choose (tag) eight people and list their names (links) 4. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know you've been tagged.
Ok I am going to do this to the best of my abilty and I like Jen will just forget I seen the rest of it.
My random facts:
1. All I ever wanted in life for as long as I can remember was to get married, be a mommy, and to be a nurse. I've accomplished 2 of the 3 but there is still plenty of time.
2. I got married right out of highschool and we will celebrate our 11th anniversery on September 9. Our son Jordan was born 10 months later. He came a little quicker after we got married than we thought he would, but this momma was very happy.
3. I am still good friends with my grade/highschool sweetheart. He's a really good freind that I don't get to see nearly enough. His family was always so special to me they still are. M…

I just thought I'd give an update on me and the changes in life I've made and the effects thereof. I started all of this on June 6th and as of today I have lost 23 1/2 pounds. I have went from being a person who hated exercising to someone whom really enjoys it. I am wearing a size 12/14 clothes, depending on how it is made. I bought some new clothes about 3 weeks ago that were to small and they are all now fitting. I bought a skirt at the same time that was to small and I wore it to church this past Sunday and honestly if I had waited any longer to wear it, it would have been too big. I feel so much better and when people come to me and say wow your looking really good that feels good. I wonder why they don't come to you when your putting on weight and say my your getting fat. Isn't that strange. I just want to encourage everyone out there that might be considering this go for it. It can be done. When I first started I was so out of shape that I couldn't walk…
Bye, Bye Curl!! So after I read Jen's post I went out today and got armed with a new straightner and some goop. The results were amazing. I have never had my hair this straight. I had pretty straight hair as a child but when I went into puberty I got all these curls and with every pregnancy I got more curl. Now it is just crazy. I know it's not the most flattering picture but I wanted everyone to see how curly it was before I started.
During! See how fuzzy it is on top and poofy it is on the one side and straight on the other.
All done. Isn't that amazing? (Thank you Jen)
My kids love taking pictures of mommy!
As you can tell I've done alot of changing and rearranging. So what do ya think? The header picture was taken from the ferrry on the way back from The Statue of Liberty. I love my pictures we took while we were in New York last September.