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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow Day!

This week we had our first big snow in years! At my house we got 14 inches!!! Zachary has never seen a snow like this before so I decided to let him out to play in it. Here are a few of the pics that I snapped while we were out. (I do have a few more really good ones, but Blogger is being stupid and wont let me download them!) There is also a short little video at the end of Zachary trying to walk in the snow! Enjoy!















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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

In Which This Experiance Was So Weird I Don't Even Have A Title For It.


Today I got off work early and I got to do something I seldom get to do.


I got to spend some blissful time alone. :)


I finished my Christmas shopping, and then, I got to go to Barnes and Nobel and drink a nice hot cup of coffee and bury myself into a book. I can't even describe the HAPPY that brings me.


I would have done a fat-happy dance if I wasn't, you know, in a public place.


I may or may not have done it anyways.


Anyways, back to the point.


(Sometimes I swear I have the attention span of a gnat. )


(If you know, gnats had attention spans)


(Oops here I go again)


So I had just settled into the big comfy chair with my book about to enjoy an hour or so of 100% pure happy, when all of a sudden I herd a shrill. The kind of shrill that could quite possibly break glass. I looked up and saw this teenage boy talking to his stuffed Pokemon character.

I don't know this little guys name but, this is the culprit.

I didn't really think anything about it, at first and went back to reading. Then OH THEN he starts to talk to the toy. Not only is he talking to it, he is talking in this high pitched voice that I can't even describe. Except to say if a dog was around it would howl!

Again, determined to enjoy myself for a little while I decide to ignore this kid and his "friend". So, a few more moments pass and I bury myself back into my book. The entire time this kid is talking to the toy, throwing the toy in the air, putting the toy on his head, on the table, reading to to toy, whathaveyou.

Did I mention that this kid was like 16-18?

He had car keys for goodness sakes!

So this goes on for a while, and finally...FINALLY he settles down. It is quite. I am again about 87 different kinds of happy. Enjoying my coffee, cuddled up in a chair, reading....

Oh AND THEN...

This kid lets out a scream that would make the devil cover his ears! I looked up and he is now GIVING BIRTH TO THE POKEMON CHARACTER!!!!

He has his feet up on the table (I swear my Grandmother just rolled over in her grave!) pulling the plush toy out of the zipper of his jeans...AND SCREAMING!

"Get it out of me"

"I need to push"

"Give me drugs"

No, I'm not kidding!

Actually, at this point the employees came and asked the guy to leave. I had already walked away so I don't know what happened after that.

So much for a nice, quite time alone.

I decided it would be more peaceful to go get Zach and go home.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy (Bloggy) Birthday To Me!!

Today is my bloggy birthday! I started this blog a year ago today! It's hard to believe that I have been doing this for an entire year! Well, that and the fact that I am no better at it today that I was a year ago! (Hardy Har Har)

I started this little blog because the Doctors were afraid that Zachary may have Autism. Thankfully, he does not and all ended well. I also have made/reconnected with some great friends that I wouldn't have otherwise. New friends are always a plus!

Soooo, since we can't all get together for cake and ice cream (plus I'm supposed to be on a diet) and Christmas is right around the corner I decided to share some GREAT webernet shopping with you all.

Please click on the links, and go check these sites out, you never know, you might just find a great Christmas present for someone on your list!


This website makes beautiful handmade dolls (male and female) that I fell in love with back in July! They involve you in every step of the process, you choose the material, hair color, clothes pattern. While all that is fun and great, that's not the best part! These dolls come with a scripture sewn onto their bellies. You get to pick which bible verse you want on the doll, and they will even let you put a short message on it if you want. When I found out that my sister was having a girl I ordered her one, and I couldn't be more pleased! Here is a picture of my niece with her doll.

Engraved Euniques

This website offers personalized engraved tiles for every occasion. I ordered one for my (other) sister as a housewarming gift and I love it! It came in the mail very quick, and Kaye was very easy to do business with. I chose to have scripture engraved on the one that I bought but the options are endless.

Faith Baby

This website is too cute! They have baby clothes with religious sayings on them. Their Christmas collections is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! I've herd that they're having a sale :)

Land of Nod

Micah suggested them to to me. I haven't personally bought anything from them, but I did take some time looking around the site yesterday and I fell in love. They have some great stuff!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tis The Season

I have always loved Christmas. It is my favorite time of year! I love the time with family, the decorations, the smells, the cold, just everything about the season just oozes HAPPY!!!



Last year was not the best Christmas season I've ever had. It just never felt like Christmas. My little sister had just moved away to Texas, it was warm(ish), I was swamped in school and work. I was really having a hard time getting into the Spirit. So my sister and I came up with this last minute idea to make Christmas candy. (Come to find out that massive amounts of candy will heal anything.) We had so much fun we decided to make it a new tradition.



Yesterday, Stacee called me and decided to let the boys make sugar cookies before we make the Christmas candy next week. It actually turned out really well, the boys had a blast and Stacee and I survived! So, I thought I will share some pictures. My Sister and Me. Two brave women!!

The boys getting ready to mix the cookie dough!



Avery ready for action







Putting the icing on the cookies













So, as you can see things got a little messy for poor Avery, but a good time was had by all! Next week I will go make Christmas Candy with Stacee and I'm sure I'll have pics of that as well.


Also, one more thing before I go, I want to do a post in the coming days of good gift ideas. If any of you want to share your favorite website that you have used to buy Christmas presents before please e-mail me with the details.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

In Which I Become The Worst Blogger EVER!

I am aware that I have become the worst blogger in the history of bad Blogger's ever. (Not that I think that there is a history of bad Blogger's, but if there were I would be on it) I really don't know why I have taken some sort of blogging hiatus, but as it seems, I have. Truth be told I keep telling myself that I haven't done anything worth writing about. That for the most part is true, my life at the moment is blissfully UN-eventful.

But...

Yesterday when I was downloading some of the pictures off of my camera I saw some things that I wanted to share. My Dad is an avid deer hunter (if by avid you mean going to the woods for a week, and coming home with nothing, year after year, after year, after....well you get the point). This fall my Sister and I loaded up the kids and took them out for the day to see "Papaw". Zachary got his first fishing experience.
The only thing that was fished out of the water that day was my nephew Avery. He decided to walk right into the pond! (Seriously, the kid didn't even stop to think about it. Like he thought he could walk on water) But the boys (and Papaw) had fun anyways.

Also, my friend Brandi came into town a few months ago and I was so excited to be able to spend time with her. We hadn't seen each other in a year so the time spent together was well needed!

(Don't you just hate her? I look like the Goodyear Blimp beside her! And she's the one thats had four kids!!! Its sooo not fair)
I have also had my nose in a book for most of my free time. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read. I was wondering if any of you have a good book recommendation for me? I am looking for another good book to dig into before the time I have to start school and throw my nose into a nursing book again. :)
So, now that we are caught up hopefully I will get back on a schedule!
Talk to you soon!








Friday, October 30, 2009

Guest Blogger Brandi

As promised I begged and pleaded asked my friend Brandi to write a guest post. She is the proud Mommy of four beautiful children, so as you can imagine she has some pretty funny "Mommy Stories" to share. So pour a cup of coffee/tea/hot coco, sit back and realx, and enjoy a few funny stories. Hopefully you will soon see why I love this girl so much!

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Hi I'm Brandi, our friend Jennie here has asked me to be a guest um... blogger? I've never blogged before so bear with me please.

First of all I'd like to tell u a little bit about our friendship. I've been friends with Jennie now since the 4th grade. We have been through a lot together, and I wouldn't take back a minute of it. We have one of those rare friendships that, when I look back over it at anytime I am guaranteed to bust out in hysterical laughter, of course this always seems to happen in public (I get strange looks daily). Some of my fondest memories are of us driving around in her car doing absolutely nothing and having a blast!

Jennie suggested that I tell some war stories about being a mom/domestic engineer (that’s fancy for housewife. I always add in monkey wrangler to the occupation slot :D). Since I am blessed with four kids she figured I had plenty to share, so here goes, sorry if I bore you to tears!

Ok Lily, sweet Lily, is my oldest child and the most outgoing! She is beautiful and energetic in every sense of the word. When she was almost 2 she had her first time-out. I don't remember why she was in time-out, but I will never forget what happened in the next few minutes. I stuck her nose in the corner told her to stay and went off to finish the dishes. A few minutes later I returned to free her from her "prison" and saw she was still in the corner! As I walked towards her; I have to admit I was praising myself for raising such an obedient child that stays when she told at such a young age and reveling over what a smart child she was I saw it.
“Lily what’s this?"
"Happy stinky!" she replied with pride blazing on her face.
"Where did you get a hold of a brown marker?" I asked.
"Poopy!"She beamed back.
In the total of 3 minutes this girl was in the corner she managed to poop her diaper, deduce how to get it out and then proceed to paint her artful vision of happy in the medium of fecal matter all over my white wall! In case you didn't already know this Windex will clean just about anything.

Next up Andrew! Andrew is reserved but very handsome and something surprising will always come out of his mouth. One day I had returned from Wal-Mart with new tighty whiteys for him. Expecting the "Oh! Mom! underwear? Where's my toy?" response, I got the exact opposite... "Oh thank you, thank you Momma now I can be a super hero!"
Shocked and somewhat speechless over the reaction I watched him scuttle off into the house happily clutching his new undies. Soon he returned outside clad in nothing but aforementioned new undies and a red hanky tied cape style around his neck, he hopped around the corner hands on his hips and announced
"I'm Tighty Whitey Boy and I'll save the day!" (I may or may not have peed my own pants from laughing so hard).
Mine and Jennie's following week was decorated with random Tighty Whitey Boy jokes.

Abby is the most quiet of the four, she is so sweet and gentle in everything she does. I had made gummy worms one day and completely amazed she asked me
"How you do that Mommy?"
"Magic" I answered
"Wow!"
About a week later when the last gummy worms had been eaten of course Abby comes and asks for one.
"Gummy worm please Mommy?"
"They're all gone darlin' I will have to make some more."
Thinking the conversation was over I returned to my task, after about 5 minutes I turned around to find her still staring at me.
"Abby honey what are you doing?"
"You have to say Abra-Dabra-Gummy Worm!" and that’s when I learned that she takes me way too seriously.

Michael is the baby he is rough and tough and hardly anything stops him. No certain story has popped up in my mind for him but, I will tell you the kid runs fast, I mean fast. He is 19 months old and when he runs I believe he is literally defying the laws of physics. The way he wabbles the kid should live with his nose in the dirt. When he screams (he is in the fit-pitching stage) someone always yells "The tea is ready!" But he loves his hugs and kisses and his food and I wouldn’t expect anything less!

I think I was supposed to tell The Waterpik Story but this thing is already too long its even annoying me. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I'm Baaa-aack!

Wow.

It has been a long time. I am what my IRL* friend Micah called a Slogger. A slacker blogger.

*In real life

I wish I had some really exciting story to explain my absence, but I don't. So this post is to play catch-up. So bare with me here, while we get caught up on a few things.

First of all, Monday was my Birthday. I am officially an old woman. Let me prove this theory. I went to some semi-local shopping outlets with my Mom on Monday to go shopping and find a new wardrobe. I shopped about 1284 stores, just knowing that I was going to go home with a completely glamorous wardrobe. I tried on outfit after outfit just knowing that "this one" was it. I also came home empty handed. Call me crazy, but I don't like any of the new styles out right now. There is just something about the "homeless logger" look that is not appealing to me. Five years ago I would have worn it anyways because that is what was in style. Now that I am an old woman, I chose to come home with no new clothes.

Second we have been hit. It crept in on us like a thief in the night. Silent. Harsh. Unrelenting. Unforgiving. It is the Swine Flu, and it is evil. I picked up Zachary from the babysitter on a Sunday night. He woke up that night with a 104 temp. I took him to the Doctor on Monday morning and they confirmed my suspicions. Positive Group A Flu Test...aka H1N1. We were house ridden for three days. He was so sick it was pitiful!

Third I finally got to meet my niece. She is so much more beautiful than I ever thought. I have enjoyed every minute with her. I will ask you guys to pray for my brother-in-law because he leaves for Iraq on Tuesday. She in her Mom (my sister) will be coming home to stay while he is away. I can't say that I'm sad about that, but I do ask that you pray for his safety while he is away, and for my sister to have strength since she will be a single mom for a while.

I also have a few other request. My friend Angie announced this week that she is pregnant again. Please join me in praying for her and her family. I believe that not one person in this "blogasphere" does not know how the last pregnancy ended. So please pray for a healthy pregnancy, and baby.

Also I am sure we all know Stellan's Story. He is in the hospital again with SVT and is not doing well at all. Please pray for his recovery, and Jennifer's strength and peace at this very difficult time.

And finally, be sure to check back in with me tomorrow, because I will have a guest blogger. I have asked my best friend Brandi to share some of her "Mommy Stories" with us all. I'm sure with four kids she has plenty. Please drop by tomorrow and show Brandi how loving my Lovelies are!

I think we are all caught up now. It was good to talk to you all again. I promise to do better.

Talk to y'all tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Whatever Happened To The Customer Is Always Right?

I have noticed something over the past few weeks. Something that actually disturbes me a little. You may have noticed this too.



Customer Service Is Dead My Friends!!



I have worked with the public since I was 16 years old. One thing that was (painfully) drilled into my head was "Make the customer happy" or "The customer is always right".



Well much to my dismay, those days are long gone.



Take for instance the lady at the checkout that was on her cell phone the entire time she was checking me out. Never spoke to me, not even once! But I can say that she is going to buy her husband a new pair of shoes for his birthday next week! I'm glad, I was worried my bothering her to want to pay for my merchandise would doom her husband to walking around barefoot, and I would just never forgive myself.





Or a different cashier at a different store who let out a blood curling scream right in the middle of checking me out, and went running to the other end of the room. I was shocked! I checked to make sure I didn't have some kind of monster hanging out of my nose, or that Zach didn't let out some sort of atomic bomb in his pants. When I was sure that I didn't cause the little breakdown she came back to explain that a spider crawled across her register. A little melodramatic?



Then there was the guy at the hardware store. I asked him where something was, and I was told if I would look "down that way" I would see it. Since I came to him from "down that way" and didn't see it, that may be why I was asking for assistance.



Call me old fashioned, but I'm not giving these people my money to be treated like I'm bothering them!! What happened to the days of old when people would pump your gas for you? Or come to you while you are shopping to ask if you need help finding something? Or, at the least, GET OFF THE PHONE while they are waiting on you?

I'm curious, do you have any bad experiences to share?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Too Far!

**Warning- This post contains foul language that I (almost) never use. If that offends you, I encourage you to keep reading. Coincidentally, the fact that you may find this offensive, is well, the actual point of this post**

Today I spent the day out with Zach, and my Mom. We decided to go to the mall and get Zach some new shoes. (Which is an entire post by itself, because if you have ever tried to talk an OCD baby into changing his shoes....whew its traumatic...)

We looked around for a while, and decided to take a break from the meltdown that is trying to get Zach to part with his shoes. Zach likes to look at the "monsters" (Halloween costumes) so we walked into a popular store that is known for its Halloween decor.

I haven't really decided if I am going to share the name of this store yet. I feel like I should, but I don't know the rules on this. After you read this, let me know if you think I should share.

Any-who, we were walking around looking at the various Halloween items and I come across something that I have been mad about all day! Take a look at the pictures below and let me know what you think. First off we have a bib. While crude, believe it or not, its not the worst.

I'm sure all Daddy's would love for their little ones to wear this one!

This one really got me, but again not the worst one!


And here we have our winner! This is the most offensive, crude, disgusting child's shirt I have ever came across!
You want to know the real kicker on these shirts?
They are all sized 0-3months!
Would you really put these articles of clothing on your newborn baby?
I think NOT!!!
Whatever happened to the time when our kids could be-oh I don't know-KIDS?
Please let me know what you think on these. Also let me know if you think I sould share the name of the store!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Holding My Hand

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I am the LORD your God.

I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid.

I am here to help you.

Isaiah 41:13 (CEV)

How many of us Mothers have been holding our Toddler's hand, and felt that tiny little tug meaning they want you to let go? They are independent little things, and want to explore what the world has to offer without any help. What is your first instinct?

To hold them tighter.

Even though they think they can do it on their own, we know better. Whether they know it or not, we know what is best for them. We know that if we let go, they may fall down, or get away from us. So we hold them in our protective grip, showing them the way.

How many of us have tried to let go of God's hand and tried to do things on our own?

He just holds us tighter.

At times he may let us try to do things our way. Just like a Toddler that is usually when we fall down, and just like a loving Mother, he is always there to pick us up, dust us off, take our hands and show us the way.

He is always there, no matter what you are going through. Keeping us is his firm, protective grasp, loving us more than we can even begin to understand.

He will never let you go.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Let Him Eat Cake!

Last night Zachary and I made some cupcakes together. While I was expecting disaster, and the use of a pressure washer as consequences for my actions, I was presently surprised at the outcome.

Here is a short video of Zachary helping me make the batter.

***You will have to overlook the sound of my voice on here. I have had the croup for the past few days (that's right my baby knows how to share!) and I noticed only after making the video that I sound like Donald Duck, with a heavy southern draw***

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He attempted to help me pour the batter into the pan, considering he is only two I would call that a job well done. Out of 12 cupcakes I was prepared for 12 of them to overflow the paper. Imagine my surprise when they came out looking like this! I only had one unruly cupcake! Thanks to my high photography skills you can see that I forgot to wipe up the spilled batter before I stuck the pan in the oven! Oh well did I mention that I only had one unruly cupcake?

Then it was time for the icing!! This was his favorite part. I only let him do one and thank goodness...

...because this was the one that I let him put the icing on! I think he got a little excited with the knife!




Time to add the sprinkles! Again thanks to my professional photography you will have to ignore Keith's foot in the side there!



His sprinkled plate! Not to bad for our first batch of cupcakes together.




The finished product. So their not perfect, and a little messy, but we had fun doing it together and that's all that matters.
Well, that and the fact that they are YUMMY!










Thursday, September 3, 2009

Oh Man! Oh Man!

I have been reading The Blackberry Diaries:Adventures In Modern Motherhood By Kathy Buckworth over the past few days.
I have not gotten to read it as much as I wanted to the last couple of days because Zachary has been sick with the croup, and I have been tied up. But what I have read of the book I can summarize in 3 words: HILARIOUS!
From what I can tell the book is actually blog post that she has written in the past. There is one post/chapter in there that I wanted to share some of with you guys to give you a feel of the book.
In this chapter she talks about how the men in a relationship have it so much easier than the women in the relationship. This is the list she gives in the book.

Why It Is Really Better To Be A Man Than A Woman (By Kathy Buckworth)

  1. No one expects men to wear thong underware.
  2. Men only have to shave their faces (or their backs)
  3. No PMS, monthly periods, hot flashes, leaking breast, PAP smears, etc. Maybe a little bit of Joke Itch. Please. Amateur Stuff.
  4. Men literally have nothing on their mind but a naked lady. How freeing is that?
  5. Men don't care if they find a single Tupperware lid at the house.
  6. Gray Hair. When women get one they look 10 years older, when men get them they look more sophisticated.
  7. When men are loosing their hair they can just shave their heads. Unless auditioning for the Coneheads this is not much of an option for women.
  8. Men can use the phrase "I'm sorry I just wasn't thinking" and people believe them because its true.
  9. Bikini Waxing. Enough said.
  10. Men don't really care if the sheets get changed.

So that was just a few from the list. Really the book is too funny, and sadly pretty true. I was thinking of doing a giveaway with the book, I just don't know how I want to go about it just yet. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm open.

Talk to y'all later!

Friday, August 28, 2009

We Have So Much To Catch Up On!

I have been missing from the bloggy world for a while, and BOY do I have a lot to share. (Well that previous sentence is on the assumption that you find what I have to say interesting, which to be real, it usually not.) First things first my phone decided to go to the big cell phone tower in the sky on Tuesday. I can't say I'm surprised. I was on my 3rd one, the other two committed suicide shortly after my obtaining them. For some reason I seem to be the Grim Reaper for cell phones. If you don't like your phone bring it to me, I assure you it will self destruct in a few short months! So since I am eligible for an upgrade, I am going from the LG Voyager To the BlackBerry Curve. (In pink of coarse!) I hope that the new one will last, I have struggled with the switch from an actual phone to a "CrackBerry" for months, and decided to take the plunge. Here's to hoping.
Oh and a word to the wise, don't waste your time, or money on a touch screen. I have never had so much trouble with a phone in my life! It had to be replaced 3 times because of "hardware malfunctions". I've let out words I promised I would never use again over the phone situation.


On another note I was contacted a couple of weeks ago to do my first review! I have to admit that I'm pretty excited that my little 'ol bloggy fitted the criteria to do a review. (Apparently someone out there thinks what I have to say is in fact interesting) I was asked by Lisa Ness to read and write a review on a new book called "The BlackBerry Diaries: Adventures in Modern Motherhood" By Kathy Buckworth. I thought this would be perfect since I will soon be a BlackBerry-er.
Part of the agreement is that I have to tell you that I received the book for free, to do the review. So now that I have got that out of the way, I will let you know what I think as I read it. I'm really excited to get started.
And last but not least, I have asked you guys to pray for a lot of people, and parents on this blog. But tonight I am asking you to pray for me. You see, I was scheduled to work on Thursday but I didn't know it. And since I had no phone, I didn't know that they were calling wondering where I was, and therefore I was a no-call-no-show for yesterday.
I usually only work 3 days a week, 12 hour shifts. I had already worked those 3 days this week, AND I had requested every Thursday off so that I could go to church.
I had no reason to even think that I had to work. Plus, there is someone that works there (May the LORD help them if I ever figure out who it is) that told my boss that she herd me saying on Wednesday that I knew I had to work, but I wasn't coming because I had class. I didn't care they would just have to do without me.
I DID NOT SAY THIS!!!!! For starters, I don't have any classes at the moment, and why on earth would I just lay out of work?
I don't know why that lie even started, but it may very well cost me the job that I have had for the past 5 years. I will find out on Monday if I still have a job! So, please pray for me that I do. I can't lose my job lovelies, I have too much riding on my employment at Mission Hospitals.
I will let you know on Monday, just please keep me in your thoughts and prayers!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Its Whats For Dinner!

I have never been one that likes to embarrass myself (or even more than that be photographed)but this is too funny. I went out shopping with my sister and a few friends today and I was feeling a little silly. The following photo is what we call an oxymoron! (You know like Icy Hot). Its me in a Chef's hat! Now friends, I am no chef. I am a quick and easy kinda girl.

The crock-pot is my friend. I named her Bessy. So enjoy a laugh at my expense, and if any of you feel so inclined please give me some ideas for the hair-do! I want to do something nice but have no idea what I want!

Talk to you later!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tic-Tac-Toe Nose

Last Summer I was going to Keith's Mother's new house for a cookout. I get Zachary ready and head out for the hour long trip to her house. (Seriously, why can't anything be CLOSE?). As we were heading down I-26 Zach starts to talk to me.

But he sounds funny.

Kinda nasal.

He has really bad allergies, so I take a quick look, and continue singing badly to the radio. A few minutes pass and he is still talking, then all of a sudden he sounds funny again.

Kinda (more) nasal.

I look back again, quickly decide that I am losing my mind, and turn back around.

Then he starts to cry.

Hard.

Like something is hurting him.

I pull over to the emergency lane and stop the car so I can take a good look at him. And there they are. Right there in both of my son's nostrils are two Tic-Tacs!

And lovelies, not just any type of Tic-Tac.

OH NO, when he does something he does it right. They are peppermint Tic-Tacs and they are burning his nose!

So, there I am on the side of the interstate with my flashers on, with Tweezers (yes, I did just happen to have Tweezers with me! You never know when a stray hair may appear my friends) preforming an emergency Tic-Tac extraction!

Oh, I think we learned an important lesson that day.

Always keep the Tweezers handy (just in case)!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I Think We May Still Need Practice!

I have been working with Zachary for a while to count to 5 on his fingers.


Today while we were watching TV I took the opportunity to work on the lesson a little more. I would hold up his fingers and we would count to 5. When we would get to five he kept getting side tracked by his thumb.


"Wook, Mommy my fum"


Then I thought it would be too cute to show him the "You Got It Dude" from Michelle Tanner in Full House. I could see it now, he would be so adorable walking around saying "You Got It Dude" every time he was told to do something.


Wrong.


I held up my thumb and showed him what to do, and do you even want to know what I got in return? (Well your still reading this so I suppose you do)


He held up his thumb and said:


"You got boobs"


Pepsi shot out my nose.


To him he was saying what he was told to say, and the more I laughed the more he said it! So I am hoping and praying like crazy that he will forget it and not Mortify Me In Public!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Life According to Urban Dictionary

My friend Jennifer put me up to this. :P This is something that was started on Facebook, but she converted to the bloggy world so we can all share our answers with each other. This is hoe you play:
Go to Urban Dictionary.com and type in your answers to each of these 10 questions into the search box. Then post the first definition it gives you, even if it doesn't match up!! This is TOO fun...
1) What is your name?
Jennie
short for Jennifer. Cute and shy but outgoing when you really know her. A best friend anyone can ever have. Trustworthy. Sometimes self-conscious but sometimes vain. All around good person.
2) Your Age?
26
A lot of booze. 750ml of alcohol. Pronounced "two-six" NOT twenty-six (oh my!)
3)Your Best Friend(s)?
Brandi-
An amazingly awesome girl. She is a wonderful listener and always there for her friends. Knows how to party and have fun! Usually stunning to the eyes,, and always doing people's hair for them. Loves all of her friends, and they always have her back. The guys are lucky if they get to catch her. A true Brandi will not be afraid to admit that she sleeps with a stuffed bear still, because all the cool kids know they still do it. She won't take any bull from anyone! Any Brandi is an awesome kisser:) Also very smart. Usually on the short side, and good at track. Likes taking pictures, and to read the "Twilight" series! A true Brandi will love to sing. Especially Taylor Swift songs.
Jennifer-
a fun, outgoing person. generally smart but can be a total blond at times. someone who likes meeting new people, and smiles a lot. a person who never would just turn on people. a very good friend. someone you can trust. when she's mad, stand clear she might blow her top. but a person who doesn't get mad easily so you don't have to worry about that
4) Your Profession
CNA
Certified nursing assistant, or someone who washes bedpans.
5)Favorite Color
Red
1) One of the three primary colours of paint. When mixed with yellow, it would make orange. When mixed with blue, it would make purple. It is opposite green on the colour wheel.
6) Favorite Vacation Spot?
The Beach
Where everyone would like to live forever
7)What Month Were You Born?
October
People born in October are fun loving and energetic, and care very much (sometimes too much) what other people think about them. They love having friends and are outgoing in certain scenarios, but not in others. They may have trouble finding who they really are but once they click, their personality explodes. October is the best month to be born in :]
8) Name of someone you love
Zachary
Zachary is a Hebrew name that means The Lord Remembers.
9)Where are you right now?
Home
A word that means something different to each person who uses it. A person's home can be the place where they live, the place they grew up, or the place where the people they care about live. In the case of some people, home is a variable concept, changing dependant on the placement of another person or object, or a person may even consider his or her own body the only 'true' home.
10) Your nickname?
Well Jennie is my nickname, we already know what that means but my sisters call me "Sister" so we will go with that.
your sister is the girl that will always be there for you and may save you one day, whether you know it or not. your sister may or may not be related to you and could just be an amazing friend, but either way your sister is always slow to judge and quick to forgive. she will always love you, she might just hide it from you.
So to keep this going here are a few people that I am tagging in hopes they will try it too!
3) Lisa

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

3:16

For God so loved the world
He gave his only begotten Son
That whosoever shall believe in Him
Shall not perish
But have everlasting life
John 3:16
I KNEW this verse by the time I was 3.
It took me until well into my adulthood to KNOW it.
Almost anyone around had herd this verse. Almost anyone you ask can recite it to you with an ease that is un-nerving, Heck, even WWE wrestlers use it.
Do you KNOW it?
Have you ever took the time to UNDERSTAND it?
Or...have you, like me, up until this point simply memorized the words, giving no thought to the meaning.
Read it again, aloud if you need to, and this time think about what it is saying...
26 words.
Beginning with God, and ending with life, encouraging us to do the same.
For God so loved the world...
Loved Who?
You? Me? What about Child Abusers, Prostitutes, Murders, Gamblers, Dead Beat Dads/Moms?
What World?
The one that wants his name taken out of our pledge, and off our dollar? The one that on one side of it people are being killed for following him, and the people on the other side don't care?
Gave What?
Prizes? Wealth? Power? No, He gave the ultimate sacrifice, His Son! To all the Mommy's out there could you do that? Could you do what Mary was forced to do? To set at her Son's nail pierced feet, beaten, broken, and bruised? Could you set there helpless and watch him die? Could you listen while they mocked your child? I don't know about you guys, but I'm not giving up Zachary for anyone!
For How Long?
A week? A month? A year?
Did you know that Anti-Aging products are a multi billion dollar industry? Humanity has searched for the "fountain of youth" for centuries. Well that "fountain" is not on this side of heaven my lovelies! Eternity, that is what we are promised if we believe those 26 words.
So, lets re-cap. But this time lets change some of the words.
For God so loved ME
That He gave His only begotten Son
That if I believe in him
I will not perish
But have everlasting life.
It doesn't say whosoever has: the biggest house, the most money, the best grades, the fastest car, all it says is that we have to BELIEVE!!!
Lovelies, I for one think that we got the better end of the deal on this one. He had to be nailed to a cross and die a terrible death this imperfect world with all its imperfect people. And us?
All we had to do was BELIEVE!

Monday, August 10, 2009

I've Been Tagged!!

I have been tagged by Micah to name six things I love and that makes me happy. So here goes. The first one is an obvious choice because he is the love of my life! Its my baby, I mean look at him, how could you not love this Papaw's-shoe-wearing-little boy?



I have made it no big secret that I am a coffee lover!! Actually if I don't have it, you better not be anywhere around me because I am likely to be dangerous!

As I have stated in a past post I have a love affair with very expensive purses. It is a sickness really, and I have ALOT of them. Here is the sad thing, do you want to know which one of them I carry? NONE!!!! I keep my babies safely put up in a safe place only to come out on the special occasion. But out of all the purses that I have these three are my favorites. Just don't tell the other ones I don't want any hurt feelings!









Flip Flops! They are my favorites! I love to just be able to stick my feet in a shoe and go. I also love Old Navy's because they are cheep and you can get one of every color!



I like to pretend that I am a very intelligent girl that has her head on straight. I like to write deep thoughts, and even talk about my God in the hope of touching the life of someone else. But I have to admit that I like the celebrity trash magazines. If you never want to read my blog again I will understand. I love People because they are the most reliable and the thing I love the most about People is they have the style issue. Because I like to know all of the up coming trends that I will never get my fat butt into!






OK Jennifer this one is just for you! I have loved Rainbow Bright since I was a little girl! It used to be my favorite show, so you can imagine my joy when I met Jennifer, and found out that she loves it too! (She even has the scrub top to prove it, cause she is awesome!)



So there you have it! Those are the simple things that make me happy! Here are the ones that I am tagging!
(I think she already done it, but go check her out anyways cause she is funny, and great!)
4. Jennifer of coarse!
5. Multiple Personalities
6. Deb
OK ladies go tell me what you love and what makes you happy!

Friday, August 7, 2009

On The Road Again...

When I wrote that title I had that Willie Nelson song in my head, but then I thought of my last post and decided that it was kinda ironic. Since this post has nothing to do with my Dad, or his "accident", but then I decided I was wasting precious nap time(mine) on a title to a blog that very few even read and just told my self to shut up and type.

I get kinda hateful with myself sometimes.

Especially when I am the one wasting my own nap time!

So anyways, this morning I had to pick my best friend up at the airport in Charlotte which is about 2.5-3 hrs away. She has come to visit from Philadelphia for 10 days and I agreed to go get her. This meant one things my lovelies, ROAD TRIP!!!!

When we were in High School we were in some stupid club that don't matter now because it was, well, stupid. This club involved a lot of road trips, and we always had the best time on them. In all the road trips that we have ever taken together there was always a constant: 1) Toms Bacon Cheddar Fries 2) Mt. Dew 3) A Milky Way Midnight because that my friends is 3 of the major 4 food groups right there (the other one Brandi declared today was Bacon).

So this morning around 8 I set off. I and listening to the radio, and singing, really getting into the songs on the radio and not paying much attention to anyone else until I see people driving by and laughing at me. So I decided that unless they wanted to pay me for the freeway performance then I better keep it on the down low.

I get about an hour away from the airport and decided to take a quick break. I went into the gas station and was going to use the bathroom. When I got into the bathroom I noticed that the toilet paper was not in a roll, it was in a dispenser that released 1 square at a time! Now you tell me who (besides Sheryl Crow) can wipe well with one square of toilet paper? So I decided to boycott the bathroom and leave. When I was walking out there was this 174 year old man giving me the "googly eyes".

Oh yes Papaw I think you are quite sexy too! You just look plain dapper with your golf shorts with knee high socks, and Jesus sandals! Your just too much for me to handle! Grawllll!

I hopped in the car and left!

I finally make it to the airport, and I was still 30 minutes before her flight landed. So I wait (which I really hate to do) and I melt. I think there must have been 5238 people in that one room! Maybe more, I didn't count the women and children. I finally get to her, and we walk to the car.

But where you go out is not where you come in. I have no earthly idea where my car is! We search for a sweet forever and finally find it. We decided to get something to eat and find a McDonald's right out of the airport. We walked in and OH SWEET JESUS IT WAS HOT!!! I mean friends, I don't think they have turned the AC on since 1993! It may mean something that we were the only people under 70 in the entire place, and maybe they prefer it warm. I don't know, but there was no way to eat in a place that hot. So we go next door to Wendy's. That'll show 'em.

So were finally back on the road again, and after some stimulating conversation about Tic-Tacs up the nose, pressure washing the bathroom with a Water Pic, and GO GIRLS we make it home.

Seriously I may have to let Brandi tell you the Water Pic story, I laughed for 50 miles! And I will share the Tic Tac story soon.

So that is the cliff notes version of our road trip, I have to take her back on the 18th so I'm sure I will have something to share then.

Have A Great Weekend!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

He Answered

This past Thursday was a day that will not soon be forgotten. I had a pretty good day all day, and was looking forward to going to Thursday Night church when I got off work. For the first time ever Zach was awful in church. He wanted to cry, run around, fuss, walk in front of the preacher, it was the worst time I have had with him at church this far. I guess I should explain that my church has service on Thursday nights for those who can't make it on Sunday. Now, my church is new and is in the process of building a building so the Thursday night church is in a local coffee shop. There is not usually that many people there about 10-20. So when I say that Zach was doing all of this stuff now you can see that it was a big problem because there was not a lot of people, and we were in a small space.

Anywhoo, by the end of the service I felt so beaten. I felt the enemy was really working on me, he was trying to make me week. And at that moment in time he was succeeding. Do you ever have those days when you feel like God is really far away? Some days I can feel him so strong that I don't feel like anything could touch me. Other days (like Thursday) I can't feel him. I know he is there, I know he never leaves my side, but I couldn't feel him. I got home and just laid on my bed and prayed:

God, I know you are there, I know that you never leave me, but tonight I am burdoned and I just need you to make yourself known to me. Let me feel you again, just give me the peace that only comes in your presence.

After that my Mom calls to tell me that my Dad has been in an accident.
Meet my Daddy.

He was headed to the store to get something for supper. He has to go down this road to get there. My dog Chloe rides with him everywhere. They have done this daily for the past 5 years. Well Thursday when they were going to the store, for the first time ever she jumps out of the truck while he is driving. All he could think of was "I can't run over my dog" so he swerves right.
When he swerved right he fell off this. The picture does not do it justice, it is a long, steep fall.

Here it is from another angle, if you look real hard you can still see where the grass is laid down still from his tire marks.


He fell down this bank, going about 35-45mph.
THERE IS NOT A SCRATCH ON HIM!!!!
Something just to note here, his truck is fine too! Not that the truck even matters, but friends the truck should have been totaled, and he should be seriously injured/killed in this kind of accident.
Hello God, I feel you now!
Do I think that it is a coincidence that I asked God to show himself to me and not 10 minutes later I get this call?
I think we all know the answer to that.
My Dad, just drove the truck back to the road to pick up Chloe, (who by the was also uninjured and setting in the middle of the road waiting on him) and went home.
Just as a side note, if you noticed in the pictures the tobacco plants, they were also uninjured!
Tell me what you think of this.