Thursday, December 31, 2009
In fact I felt a little young, waking up- I was washing my face..... low and behold a PIMPLE!!! Right there on my chin- that will make you feel young, especially since my face is so dry and they are very rare for me!!
However I am typing this post on my NEW LAPTOP- from the comfort of my couch in my living room!! I JUST LOVE IT!!!
My boys, B mostly gave me this Toshiba Laptop for my birthday- and let me tell you this.... he has saved his birthday money & Christmas money to spend on me for my gift. Something I have wanted for so long- especially since I started the blog!!
He is so sweet & thoughtful, I am so thankful God has brought him into my life and we can grow old together!! He has definitely come a long way especially since his Meat Tenderizer days!!
The reason I have MOSTLY wanted a laptop is, our home computer is NOT in our house. We keep it in the office which is connected to the house by a sidewalk and in a different building. I have only 1-2 hours of computer time use each day. Honestly, that is okay with me. Only it is nap time or bed time for the kids. When B is gone away to work at night time- I don't like to be away or OUT of the house from the kids. Even if they are sleeping & I do have a baby monitor and know exactly every breath they breathe. I am scared of the dark night & walking outside at night is kinda creepy too!! Just kidding- but it is a little creepy!!
I honestly am making a resolution this year to limit computer or "gadget" time. So, this is a temptation for sure. But, I am enjoying it so far.
My sister & Lil' AG ate lunch with us and we went to the store to check out laptops. She is more computer savvy than myself- so she knew what I was getting. Also, she is quite the wheeler dealer too!! After much negotiation we got a deal and is was the BEST BUY we could find!!
Thanks LaLa for Lunch and my Laptop cooling lap pad thingy!!! Love you!! Thanks also to our parents for the birthday money.... and Cole for the gift card to Stage!! Love all of you!!!
Thanks to all who wished me a Happy Birthday- It was wonderful and I look forward to many many more!!
Have a Happy NEW YEAR!!!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
HANNAH MONTANA!!!!! She came in person and sang to us...... with her backup singers too!!!
And then to watch MiMi and Grana take 3 hours to put the WHOLE BODY back together again!! I kid you NOT..... the little BODY man will NOT be back out of the body for awhile. The age on the box said 10..... but that is what he wanted!!! They did a good job though- don't cha think? I joked and said I was gonna drop him as soon as they got all his pieces back into the right way!!
MAIZIE of Course!!! The new girl in the family from Oklahoma.... we both know we are the reason God made Oklahoma.... me & the Dog...... we have become buddies!!!
THE GATOR that Santa tricked T with and he almost cried when he said " I really wanted one that I could ride in- a BIG ONE!!!" Then I said maybe it is outside and it couldn't fit in the door!!! That was the fastest I have ever seen that little boy get dressed!!! Coat, hat & all!!
Monday, December 28, 2009
It did not surprise me however when C licked the raw cookie dough that we were making cookies for Santa & then ate a carrot that was for the reindeer!! Although it did however surprise me that my 4 year old son asked after opening all the gifts we had for him & getting a Gator from Santa "Where are more gifts for me? Is this all I am getting?" Seeing that the floor was covered in wrapping paper and you couldn't take a step without harming a kids, toy or your foot!!
Happy that in the midst of a broken heart from loosing a brand new puppy that a four year old boy T had said something he had "wanted his WHOLE LIFE!" Cocoa died only 5 days after we got her. But the Lord put Poppie in the right time and place for him to find out about another 5 week old puppy who needed a home!! Maizie made her appearance Christmas Eve coming all the way from Catoosa Oklahoma!! She is a WHITE LAB- and beautiful and healthy. I also did not think much made me cry, until I felt tears come to my eyes in the vets office when the thought of tell my kids that our puppy was gonna die!!! Then I lost it and days later they were filled with tears of JOY as they sat behind the lenses of my camera when I told T Maizie was a healthy puppy!! Poppie we are doing our BEST to take care of her- he is partial to her now, they bonded!!
Was SO VERY THANKFUL to my parents for giving my husband & I a "date night" those are few and far between. I appreciate that they don't mind watching them anytime that we ask- whether they like it or not.... it is only one night for them and a LOT without them!!! We went to go see an average movie- wasn't knock your socks off, and wasn't anything to write home about but it didn't matter. I had the best looking guy there sitting next to me enjoying watching me eat popcorn & laugh my CRAZY laugh and love me no matter what!! I love that man!!!
To top off our fun filled Holiday weekend of surprises the little boys, my mom, Maizie & I were going to drive back to Oklahoma yesterday to see Papaw and meet with a few friends. Then I would return Wednesday to meet LaLa my sis for Lunch in Texas!! Lots of traveling with many little ones planned. As we made a mad dash through the house packing bags and people trying to think of every last thing we would need- especially SNOW GEAR!!! Oklahoma received a White Christmas in case you live under a rock and didn't know that!! An hour after we got home from church we were pulling out of the driveway with two sleepy headed boys- thinking to myself....naps ahead!! Only to hear 5 miles down the road "MAMA C JUST THREW UP ON GEORGE!!" from T. To the side of the road we went- survived the damage- then back to the house...... thought it was car sickness??? Don't think it comes with fever though!!!
Therefore we are home and will stay for a few days until we are fever free!!! Holidays always seem to run me down and afterwards I feel so drained... so I am somewhat thankful that we stayed home and I DID get my tree down TODAY- funny how when you are potty training a puppy it only makes perfect sense to them to use the restroom under the ONLY green tree in the house!! She is learning to whine at the back door with her legs crossed!!
I will try all week to throw random pictures in here and there- when you take 250+ pictures at Christmas it is hard to choose the best ones to post on the blog!!!
How was your Christmas...... Did you get what you wanted??
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas Eve!!!
Now I will tell you- These are some VERY USEFUL things and very important things in our house. It all started almost 14 years ago when I met B- our first Christmas together I was so impressed that he bought me DIAMOND earrings!!! Then a week later for my birthday he bought me a GOLD bracelet!!! WOW I thought this guy LOVES ME!!! Then year after year he gave me beautiful blouses and jewelry... the list goes on and on!!
Then 3 years later when we got married I opened my presents that were so neatly wrapped (he paid someone to wrap them!) under the tree. I opened the first box..... an alarm clock..... I was speechless.... I thought Okay this much be leading up to a biggy..... maybe he is pulling a joke!!
Monday, December 21, 2009
She had a upset stomach and didn't feel good since we have had her- she really was sweet and quiet. Already house trained too. But, honestly she never chased a ball or would play with us- just laid around and slept.
T is probably the saddest- I did shed tears at the vet. Love ya Dr Hayes & staff, you are great. They totally feel sad for us- you can tell. They have been on the road with us and Abby dog and her rehabilitation from her mishap with the road & a car!! They are WONDERFUL PEOPLE!!
I just told T & C we need a healthy puppy and one who will run & play with us. T cried so hard I felt so bad.... but we are on the search again for a HEALTHY DOG- Honestly I don't know if I want a PUPPY..... I forgot about those up in the middle of the night every two hours..... It has been a long weekend.
I know God will comfort us and our broken hearts- and Abby & Cocoa are in Doggy heaven running and playing together with their new bodies.... that is what I told the boys!!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Last week on my Advent Conspiracy story I forgot to put the link for my sister & the foreign country mission that we are helping out with this year... give it a look by clicking here!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Last week though I was so crazy everyday- I left the house and was gone ALMOST all day... til nap time at least!! So, we put the Christmas tree up on Tuesday night then decorated it Thursday night- nothing like last minute!!
I stayed up until 12:30am.... not unusual for me though- remember my husband is gone most nights so it is easier for me to pass out in the bed than lay in bed and listen to every LITTLE noise the house makes!! I had to finish up a few cleaning chores and "redo" some of the tree help.... OCD got the best of me.... nothing like a tree with 500 ornaments from the knee down and 2 on top!! Plus I just couldn't decide where or how the tree looked best- what do you think?? B LOVES the tree in the Dining room- so it doesn't block his new HD tv & ESPN!!!
I woke up at 6:00 am to get the day started, needed to start baking my food & set the table, things that you do you know.....plus get myself & two kids ready. Tidy up all the loose ends- SO when I got myself dressed I thought I would just throw on some grey sweat socks and run around in them- then when company came.... I could slip on those comfy casual high heal shoes!!
Hope you all have very many great Christmas Parties!!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I just want to share my thoughts and my way of thinking on Christmas.
It seems like so many people put so much into gifts and Santa that when the holidays are over.... there is an emptiness. I had a very close friend of mine come very close to death this year in her battle with cancer. I lost my grandmother to an illness. We lost our family pet of 6 years too. There have been those very few things this year for us that have been challenging.
If it were not for the LOVE that I have for God and his son Jesus who died on the cross for my sins & sickness.... I could not face another day. Jesus is the real reason for this season. I myself know that and have been brought up knowing that- but it is so easy to forget when you see the SALE rack at the local store and want that RUSH from all the hype about shopping.
The Scripture that says "do not be conformed to this world- but TRANSFORMED, by the renewing of your minds" (Romas 12:2) I have to daily remind myself. That is this what God wants for me or my family.
I can remember as a child pouting after Christmas morning when I opened my presents from my parents that were Roper boots that I had wanted.... only in BROWN not BLACK!!! WHAT a brat!!! If that would have been my kids today..... spanking & to your room- I will take them back to the store!! REALLY, I would - Did my parents, no they went and got grey... they were out of black. But, I didn't care I was a kid!! My dad worked hard for a living and I was always very appreciative- but I don't think I realized how hard he worked or how little they sacrificed for us, until I became an adult/parent!! Maybe if they would have made me go work at the Salvation Army food line on Christmas Eve- I would have seen what I had and be thankful for any boots on my feet!! Let alone Feet that work and are healthy enough to walk on!!
Already, I can see in T who is only 4- when he gets a toy or gift that he doesn't care for that much.... he looks at what C has with at look of intent and pouts with his little red lip out saying " I don't want mine- I want what he has!" Yes, this is what kids do- But I don't want my children to do it. WHERE Do you start?? How do you end this attitude that for years has gone on in so many people.
Here we live in a FREE country can do just about anything we want to if it is legal..... yet all we can do is complain about it is not enough. Do you think that Jesus thought about himself or others while he hung on the cross and and was beaten and spit on.... hmmmm..... yeah WE WERE the REASON that HE SUFFERED & DIED!!!
So, although I have almost all my Christmas shopping done. I did go and pick one more child off the angel tree at church. We are going to buy food for another family here in town. And my sister has mentioned this year sending money to a forgein country for a family to buy a chicken & some vegetables to eat- Instead drawing names and wasting time & money on something that you will have to stand 2 hours in line to return!!
We did in fact start last year after Christmas, I had T to clean out toys making room for all the new ones. Told him to pick 3 toys to give away to some kids who had NOTHING!!! He did not completely understand it..... told me he could give some of C's toys away "because his toys might not be age appropriate for little ones" Honestly, people I cannot make this stuff up- Have no clue where he gets it from!! FINALLY, he chose ONE Thomas the Train to give to the kids at our local homeless shelter- when he had to look around and see that they did not have anything!! He then wanted to give them more!!
Last year we also were given a Little People Natvity set from GiGi and the boys LOVED IT!! We have played with it all year long- it is good to talk about Jesus all year long, not just a Christmas too!! We had a Happy Birthday Party for him too- cake, candles & all!!
So remember this season is the that we should celebrate Jesus, buy giving ourselves and time for the ones who need it the most!! Take the time to share his word with those who have possibly never heard it. If it were not for the gift that Mary & Joseph received those many years ago in a stable in Bethlehem, we would not have the eternal life promised by him!!