Friday, February 19, 2010

Really Bad Coffe, A Horse's Hindend, And My Mama

My Mom recently had a Birthday. (If by recently you mean January 29, and I have been too busy with school, and work, and everything else to celebrate it with her) So, yesterday I finally had the time to take her out. We went shopping, and to our favorite place to eat.

Seriously, if you like Chinese food, and there is one in your area I STRONGLY urge you to go! They have the best food, they completely knock the buffets out of the park! However the coffee? well I'll tell you about that in a minute...
Going into the restaurant they have this beautiful statue. I'm not very sure what the significance of it is, but its beautiful none-the-less. (Good time to mention here, if you take a look at that sky it was COLD that day friends, C-O-L-D!
They give you these beautiful sauces to put on your meals. The Waiter/waitress always mixes you up their creation of sauce. The one our waiter made for us was really really good!
You get your choice of white or brown rice. I always choose white.

We had a beautiful meal together.

I am really really bad to want a cup of coffee after I eat. I think it makes your tummy feel really good after you eat, and makes your food settle better.

So, we ordered a cup of coffee. I took one sip and about died! It was the worst thing I've ever put in my mouth! We had asked the waiter to bring us a new cup thinking that maybe it was just old. So he brought us the new cups...

Still pretty bitter...
After much "doctoring" ....
It was still really, really bad coffee. Actually I have had gas station coffee that was better than that! I can't even describe...BAD!
So after the great meal, and much overdue mother/daughter time it was time to go catch a movie. We went to go see "Dear John" and let me tell you that is a GREAT movie! I laughed (mostly at my Mom, but there are funny parts to the movie as well), I cried, I couldn't peel myself away! Which turned out to be very inconvenient because midway through the movie I had to pee. Bad. I squiggled and squirmed but I toughed it through.
And as I go, I will leave you with the view when you leave the restaurant. Really poor design if you ask me! Someone really did not think this through!
Happy Birthday! I wanted you to know that I had the best time with you! I am so blessed that God chose you to me my Mother, and I can't thank you enough for everything you do for me, Stacee, and Michele! You are the best Mom anyone could ask for and I hope you had as much fun as I did.

Friday, February 12, 2010


It has come to my attention that there is a lot of hate going on around the blogging communities. This makes me so sad on so many levels.

When did it come to the point that women were finding joy in tearing others down? When did it become OK to say things that would rip a Mothers heart out, just for the point of saying it? Why do we feel free to say things on the computer that we would never say to someone in person?

It is not OK!

Here is the great thing about blogging....It is not a required read. If you do not like the author, her beliefs, her parenting strategies, or even her hair then DON"T READ IT!! No one is making you read it, you will not be tested on it later. Just leave them alone! Go about your way peacefully and move on to something you like.

One more thing before I go...

When you use a Mothers greatest loss (her child) as a weapon to say mean things you have went to far! When you use a Mothers children, or her abilities as a parent to criticize her, and tell her that she is a bad Mother, you have crossed a line.

Quite frankly, if you read this blog and you are one of the ones that have done this...listen to me carefully here....

Please do not come back! I'm not very sure that is the type of person I want hanging around here.

Now, I am not saying that you have to agree with everything ever written, a lot is learned when people have different views, what I am saying is you do not use a Mother's Children to hurt her.

That's All.

Thanks for listening! Ummm.....Reading :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Few Things...

Hi all,
I was just setting here trying to think of something to write, some deep meaningful, great post that would just knock your socks off and make you think that I am the best writer known to man and just love me forever...

(That is the longest run-on sentence ever)

(I think that proves that I am no where near a great writer, I'm not even good at it )

I never came up with my earth shattering post. I thought I'd share some of the things going on right now (also known as the most useless post ever) So, here we go...

1) BRANDI IS HOME!!!!! I actually found her a house about 200 yards away from mine!! Let me say this again.. WERE GOING TO BE NEIGHBORS!!!! If you have read my blog for any amount of time you know that Brandi is kind of a constant character around here, so you understand why I am doing the "fat happy dance" about this! Just one problem..they have not been able to move into the house yet because the people that are there are stalling about getting out. They were supposed to be out by the end of January and they keep postponing...week after week. So, well see, they need to hurry and get out Brandi and I have made plans for a lot of coffee drinking together!

2) Stacee caught her stove on fire yesterday while watching the boys. You just need to go read her rendition of on can exaggerate like my sister! (If you do go read it, please leave her a comment to let her know who you are and that you were there! She is new to the blog world and is looking to make new friends)

3) Zach is wearing his "big boy pants" all day during the day. He still has accidents of coarse, and still wears diapers at night but for the most part he is doing great!

4) Have I mentioned that BRANDI IS HOME!?!?!?

5) I had a brave streak today and decided to try to fix The Pioneer Woman's Spicy Pulled Pork. I bought her cookbook yesterday in an attempt to become more domesticated. (Is that even a word?) I went to the grocery store, bought all necessary ingredients, went home and prepared according to the directions and popped that baby in the oven. Then I read the rest of the instructions, which call for it to cook for 6-7 hours. This was at 5:30. So that means it will be really late when it is finished. SO, here I set :)

6) In a previous post I mentioned that I was going to try to forgive, and show the Love of Christ to Brandi's Husband "J". Last Friday I went over to see them because in case you didn't know BRANDI IS HOME!! I really impressed myself on how easy it was to be kind to him! I even had him over to my house!! I let him in my home, something that I swore he was never welcome! I have come to believe that when God wants you to do something, he makes do-able! Well see how it goes but so far-so-good!

7)I like to watch TV. I have found this show that I am in love with. If you guys don't watch White Collar, you are really missing out!

So, that is all I have for you at the moment. Sorry that this may just be the most boring useless post in history!

I'm going to go wait on some pork, it only has 3 hours to go..(It's 11pm just so you know)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Father Time, You Are DEAD To Me! Dead!

Me and Father Time are having a spat right now. He insist to keep things going forward, into the future, whether I like it or not. I say whats the big hurry, would it kill you to slow down a little. For those of you who know me personally, for me to tell someone to slow down is rare!! I am usually a person that wants something yesterday! I hate to wait, and when I want something I want it immediately if not sooner.

But what I want right now is to wait.

I don't want to go forward anymore.

I want to stop time right where we are.

Why you ask? Well, I have hit a parenting milestone that I have been dreading. The point in life when that sweet little innocent baby that was in your arms in the hospital, now looks you dead in the eye and says: "I can do it Mommy, I want to do this myself"

The list of things that Zachary needs my help for is ever-shortening. I can't help but to look back and think of how small and helpless he was.

I want to invite you to walk down my memory lane with me. (But you will have to excuse the first 5 pictures because for whatever reason turned out to be really blurry)

And also for those of you who may notice, yes, it is the same song I used last year when I made the video about my sisters. I love the song, and as the saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

Plus, at the rate Father Time insist on going, if it is broke give it a week or two by then I'm sure Zachary will be big enough to drive to your house and fix it for you!!!

**Remember to pause the music at the bottom so you don't have two songs playing at the same time**