Verses of the Week

  • Psalm 145:18 "The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth."
  • Psalm 146:2 "While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being."
  • John 14:21 "He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be love by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Good stuff, Not so good Stuff!

So, on Thursday K decided she was a big girl again and took it down to just one meltdown at MDO! Yeah!!!! After school, she was so excited because we got our school T-Shirts in... of course she got hers because she was a "big girl"! Then we got home and our electrician had put up her Pink, with Pink flowers ceiling fan... again, this happened K, because you were a "big girl"! It was so cute, she just sat there (after a long squeal) on the window seal looking at it with me. After taking off her tennies she told me they were too small and sure enough the poor girl had a blister from them... This of course, happened because she grew that day, being a "big girl"! So many good things happened that day... all due to being a "big girl"... see how fun it is!!!???
Next day... we got carpet!!! K got carpet... big girl! After much play time and oohhh ahhh-ing, we couldn't find K for a minute. We had all been in mine and Pat's room and he thought she went into our existing house. I went in to call for her and had a feeling come over me... I knew what the little miss, who had been being a "big girl" was doing... not being a big girl right now.... That 'mother's instinct' came over me. I immediately ran to her new room and found my hunch to be true... my sweetie pie had just "marked her territory", like a dog. That is her new room alright! So... good stuff: being a "big girl"/ not so good stuff: "big girl" overkill!

Monday, September 24, 2007

It is fun to be tagged and learn more about those around you while others get the scoop on you too! Lacie tagged here it goes ready or not!

1.What I was doing 10 years ago- September 1997:

I was attending University Of Mary Hardin-Baylor working towards a BA in Spanish. Jessica was my roommate. We spent most of our time pulling pranks and just having good old fun! All the girl stuff you can imagine with some studying in there... Dorm Life!

2. Five years ago was September 2002:

I had been married to my adorable husband for two wonderful years! I was finishing up my Teaching Certification Program, had taught HS Spanish for 1 year and was teaching 4th grade that year. My dear Dad and husband had also built the house we live in now and had been living in it for less than a year. It's plan was to be our garage eventually and it is now happening! We have built on our dream home and what we live in now will soon be our garage.

3. One year ago September 2006:

I had been working at MDO for about a month, and K was in my class. We went to school together I guess you could say, for that school year Sometimes I would joke that she taught school instead of me... go figure! She was definitely in her element, while I was tiring of smelling and changing poopy diapers all day.

4. Yesterday, September 17 (Has it been that long since I blogged!!!!-WOW!):

K and I made a MK delivery, ran to the grocery store, played on the trampoline (yes, I jump with her alot and the neighbors laugh at us). We had lunch on our back porch fed the goats (not ours, the neighbor's), and I cleaned, did laundry and cooked. I also prepared some hand flower crafts for our MDO grandparent's luncheon for Thursday. And the part we waited and waited on was the delivery of our appliances, which finally came at the end of the time slot they gave us- whoo hoo!

5. Snacks I enjoy

Anything chocoalte, raw, slightly warmed cookie dough, and lately I have really enjoyed those Garden Salsa Sun Chips> AND I LOVE COFFEE with lots of cream and sugar!

6. Things I would do if I suddenly had $100 million dollars:

I would first give to my church to further the spreading of the gospel. Then I would pay off my home, college loans, mom's house, put away some for K's college fund, and take our whole family on a trip (which is mom's dream to be able to pay for us all one). Then I would buy a condo in Colorado so we could go snow skiing whenever we wanted, and a condo in Hawaii or somewhere tropical for the spring/summer time. I'd have some fun money for girl time, and money to give to those I see in need around me! Ok, ok... I think I'm close to out of money again :)

7.Locations I would run to:

Hawaii, Italy, Sweden, Germany... just a few of the places I would love to go.... I am a world traveler by nature, just need more money to do it all!

8. Bad habit I have:

Please do not ask my husband... and I plead the 5th!

9. Things I like doing:

As long as I'm with family and friends I like doing just about anything! I love water skiing, snow skiing, riding jet skis, boating, laying out in the sun next to water, and riding our scooter! I also love teaching kids and watching them soak it up!

10. Biggest Joy of the Moment:

I had to go to Home Depot today... again. Well my joy 2 days ago was that Pat took K to tennis practice with him so I could actually think at HD staring at the isle full of various lights so hard to pick out. Then today my mom kept her for a couple of hours so I could do the same thing again... yes picking out lights (alone) was my biggest joy today! I just like time to myself every once in a blue moon! And K's first tennis practice went great but she got a blister on her foot from running with the team!

Fun Stuff! Thanks for tagging me Lacie!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Beautiful Sunny Day...

Last week we got our back porch patio furniture in so, Sunday I cooked a roast and we ate outside and enjoyed the weather. It is a little hot right now, but we were in the perfect spot for shade and a nice breeze. Later on when it was time for K's nap I told her she could lay outside in the patio chaise lounge if she closed her eyes. Well she is one to fight sleep in a new place. So after a few threats of having to go inside if she didn't close her eyes, she drifted off to lala land! Then I myself laid down and went to the deepest sleep with her! AHHH... that hard sleep when you don't even know what day it is when you wake up! Then out of nowhere- BANG- a door in our new house slammed. Well, right now everything echos 10 times louder than normal because it's all concrete still. It was our A/C guy, and yes, I had to go over and greet him, face imprinted with the outdoor material of the chair and all! I am sure he got a good laugh out of that. He wanted to talk to Pat so I got to go inside and wake him up from his nap. Through it all K stayed asleep! Goats next door even tried to wake us up to feed them, but nothing was going to make her budge on that Beautiful Sunny Day...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tennis Star in the Making...

Well, K looked too cute! Pat brought home a tiny tank top that matches the team's tanks for K. So Tuesday after MDO and a nap, we got "dressed Out" Wildcat style and went to the Tennis courts. The team and parents couldn't get over how big K has grown since last year and it was such fun just watching her interact with these highschool kids. She ate it up. They really are sweet to her... the ones who weren't in matches played catch and chased balls with her. She got to "coach" with daddy and thought she was BIG STUFF! It was so cute to see her chest swell with pride as Pat asked her if she wanted to help him out! He has been really busy with the house lately and Tennis matches until late at night, so for us to get to go to a match was a huge treat to her... she cried the other day and said, "because I lost my daddy". She is having such a hard time right now, going through the separation fear stage I guess... crying all the time at school and just can't be soothed sometimes. But when she's with us it's all good. I guess that's what mommy's and daddy's do, huh... make everything all good! I hate to see her with those big raw blisters under her eyes from having cried all day.
At the end Pat let her get on the bus for a minute before we left! What a fun day in the life of a 2 year old!
Until next match, sweet tennis dreams K!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Grandparents Day?

Yes, today is Grandparents day! I told mom that yesterday and she said it was just another excuse somebody wanted to use to get to have another day of celebration for something. Then she must have been thinking about it and called me later to say she wanted to take her 3 granddaughters to Cici's tomorrow after church. Well, of course! They ended up going to Olive Garden where Kaylee wanted to go and had a great time. Happy Memaw Day! The only problem is that she took them out to eat... one day they'll take her out though. Meme spent the day with Peyton. Happy Meme day too!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Saturday Stuff...

K and I had a fun day. We got to go to A's birthday party, where K wore big girl panties and had no accidents!!! I decided since the party was outside it would be a good time to try them away from home, without worrying about messing up someone's floor. When she has the pull ups on it's like she just doesn't want to bother with telling me.... except on Sunday's at church... go figure. It's weird. Now why would she tell me on Sundays at church, but all during the week anywhere else it's 50/50? It beats me. I just wish I could get in that little head of hers and get some answers. Another thing I did different today is not carry her sippie cup. so she didn't have as much to drink. Maybe that's it... just go thirsty K, you'll be fine! Really, she was fine and it gives me the idea to carry one less thing in my bag now! Of course she was asking for applejuice a dozen times on the way home, but she survived... it's just habit I'm sure.

To anyone visiting my blog... remember, this is really like an online memory book for me so if you're bored..........

Funny stuff:
K was playing with her playdough and stuck a circle of it to her forehead and said she was the doctor and needed to check me and write me a "scooption" (prescription).

She totally rearranged her room while I was trying to clean house. Got her mini recliner in a laid back position and was doing all sorts of funny pretend stuff. I peeked around the corner and hurried for the camera only to see her rare back and fall over backwards, recliner and all. She just laid there upside down as if it felt good to be upside down. I was by myself cracking up at her.

Playdough again... this time in a clump and stuck 3 markers in it and told me it was her birthday cake and she then pretended to light the "candles" and sing to herself and blow them out!

Motherhood was a joy today as I got to observe!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Big Girls Don't Cry...

Well K started off MDO on a good note! Since I was her teacher last year we were really together all of the time except for Bible Class at church or times with Memaw. I wasn't sure how she would do this year being in another class all day. Well, she got on her backpack and walked in like she owned the place! She has had a great time already and the only time she cried was when they had to lay down. Nope... she doesn't give up easy. She has to be dog tired before those eyes will rest! Well, she'll learn she has to lay down anyways... oh the joys of being a kiddo!