Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Okay now about the grocery store. It is the greatest. I just got to tell you these people are smart. My kids only want to go to HEB because they give the kids these kid dollars at the checkout and they get to use them to buy prizes, and they have special carts that the kids get in and shut the door and play cartoons for $1.00. They have chefs demonstrating and sampling a different menu every day. I could go on and on but one of my new found favorite things (thanks to my husband) is scratch off lottery tickets. They are so much fun. I get a few tickets put the kids to bed and scratch away. So far I either break even or win a couple of dollars extra. Just a little pick me up at the end of a long day parenting 2 wild children all alone. Chris will be home tomorrow and I can't wait. He left Wednesday evening and so he has been gone long enough. Just doing his job. Ha Ha....he really is though.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Not really too much happening around here to tell. We are going to have a quiet Monday I hope.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Got to get off here and watch DANCING WITH THE STARS!!!! I wonder who is going to win.................................
Sunday, November 25, 2007
It is cold here but it is supposed to be in the 60's tomorrow. The kids are ready to play outside. They are having withdrawals.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Anyway, we all have so much to be thankful for and I am grateful for all of my blessings. I got a little speech in the kitchen from Chris that would make most of you teary eyed. It was so sweet but he sure wasn't showing any love cleaning up the kitchen. Just kidding - football was on. I finally got it all cleaned up by myself.
I am trying to decide if I want to go shopping tomorrow or not. I never get into "black Friday" shopping but the deals are drawing me in. Several of the things my kids want are on sale tomorrow at Toys R Us. I just don't know!!!!
Monday, November 19, 2007
I am gearing up to go to HEB ( an awesome grocery store here) and get all of my stuff for my Thanksgiving dinner. I am so excited!!! I have only attempted it once. My neighbor Gary said he would love to fry my turkey. He kept asking, so I am going to let him. That makes my life easier. I think I am going to get stuff and let the kids make cookies. They love to cook and make stuff. Rachael Ray has a couple of kids cooking items that she sells on her website. There is one with a cutting board, knife and glove. It is so cool, the knife won't cut through the glove. Jax would loooooooooooove it. It is backordered. Hope I can get one before Christmas.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I put up all of my Christmas decorations yesterday. The boys wanted a real tree for their bedroom. It is so cute. It is a tiny tree with one strand of lights. They decorated it with tiny little red ornaments. So cute. They love it.
Jax has his first basketball game tomorrow. I will try to report on that and take a couple of pictures. He is so excited.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
We have been really busy working around the house. We got the boys new bedding and new bedding for the guest bedroom. It really looks cool. It is camo from John Marshall, one of companies Chris sells for. So I have been trying to decorate and shop for both of the bathrooms too. Thank goodness for target. They have a lot of bathroom rugs and stuff that coordinates with the two different camo's we chose.
Anyway, Congrats Heather. Send me some pictures of Cooper when you get them.
I am trying to get focused on Christmas shopping but it is hard this year. I need to get going. I think we are going to put our tree up today. We left it in the garage instead of putting it in the attic because it wouldn't be long before we needed it. I think maybe with the tree up I will be able to focus. I don't know though, I was sweating outside yesterday, that is not too Christmas like!!!!
Over and Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I do have a question for my peers??? When we were in junior high weren't we the bullpups? We went to watch Landon play football last night and the cheerleaders were saying "bulldogs". I suppose they could have changed a few things in the last 15 years, ugh!!!!
Happy Birthday Jami (yesterday)!!!!! Forgot to tell you when I talked to you, sorry.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I'd like to congratulate Amanda on her 10 point buck. It is her first. Just kidding, it is not really funny. She hit it with her car, or I think it hit her. Anyway $4,000 worth of damage. Bummer!!! Amanda, I wonder if you can enter it into the big buck contest at the Tackle Box. Ha Ha!!!!!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Jax is doing so good with his schooling. He begs to do school. He has learned several letters and the sounds they make. I have a question for you teachers (Amanda)???? Should he be learning to write cursive??? The abeka kit that I have is teaching them to print and write cursive. I don't get it. Isn't printing enough right now?? I have been skipping it but I am confused on that.
I just fixed the comment thing. You don't have to be a member to leave a comment, just click comment and leave me a message. (Had a little negative feedback about that)
Saturday, October 13, 2007
|This post is dedicated to my mom and dad..........Lets begin with a story from when I was little. I was about 4 or 5 I think and my parents were outside with us and they were talking to the neighbors. I rode up on my little bike and said Son of a B.... it's hot!!!! I think they had to catch their breath and then they got on to me for saying that. Sure enough a little while later I rolled up and said it again. My parents were so, so embarrassed. Here is where "What goes around comes around" starts. We are outside last night chatting with the neighbors. The kids are all playing. Let me first say that we get UPS packages all the time. All of Chris' work samples come via UPS. The boys think that the UPS guy is better than Santa Claus. Chris yelled at all the kids "here comes a car." All the kids scramble to the sides of the street. Jax to our driveway with his bike. Around the corner came the UPS truck, so Jax screams "It is the UPS guy." Then around the corner came another UPS truck behind the other one. Jax screams again and says "HOLY CRAP TWP UPS TRUCKS." Everybody was trying not laugh and Chris and I were speechless. Our neighbor Gary said "Holy crap Jax, you just made my day." We were so embarrassed but everyone else thought it was funny. I think we need to work on that before he goes to kindergarten next year. |
Friday, October 12, 2007
I forgot to update you all on Chris' deer. I was proofreading his article for the Evolved Newsletter and remembered that I hadn't told you all he killed a big 8. He didn't get the big 11 point he was after, but he is going to try again next week. I guess in the fall the hunt will air on one of the outdoor channels.
I sure hope Jax gets to hunt during gun season. He really, really, really wants to kill a buck. Chris said he was going to take him somewhere where they are going to kill a bunch of does. He laughed and said he was not going to kill a doe only a BIG BUCK!!! Chris didn't say a word, he just smiled.
Monday, October 8, 2007
We had a good time in Arkansas and the trip home was great. We decided, on a whim, to leave at 4:00 P.M. We were just going to drive to Dallas, but when we got there we just kept going. The boys fell asleep around 9:00 and I leaned back their boosters and they slept the whole way home. So from 9 to 12:30 I didn't have to hear Brooks ask every 15 minutes "how much further now"!!!
We are turning around and going back on the 17th for 2 weeks. Chris is going back to muzzle load hunt and then has his annual 8 day sales meeting. I will have a lot more fun in Arkansas than spending 2 weeks alone.
A little funny to close - A little while ago Jax came in and said "Momma do you have a little snack for me tonight?" I got him some grapes and told him to try to get Brooks to try one. He assured me it wasn't going to happen but I told him to just try. Jax couldn't get him to try so Chris started in and said he wanted to try one. Then Chris told Brooks that deer hunters eat grapes. Here comes the funny............. Brooks said "when I am big enough to go deer hunting I will eat grapes." The kid is a hoot!!!!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Amanda is going to come down this evening and stay the night. We are going to highlight her hair and then go running. Billy is on a really wierd schedule this week so we may not even get to see him. If you are reading this Billy we all say "Hello"!!!!
Papa Don got to come home today. We are all so glad. He should be back to normal soon.
I must go but I wanted to write a little to catch you up.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Here are a couple of pictures from Brooks' birthday. That belly shot is his favorite present - bull riding belt!!! We have one serious bull riding and horse obsession around here. They play bullriding for hours. Brooks pretends to be D.J. Mauney (I think that is how you spell it) and he is riding "dippin dots" or "mud slinger" - Jax pulls open the gate. He says he is going to ride bulls when he gets big. Not if I can help it. If you know him, you know he'd try to ride one right now. He chased all the kids down the street this evening trying to rope them.
We had a really great day around here. Chris spent the day talking to his friends about hunting, washing his hunting clothes, and working. So he is pumped about "punishing" something. Okay so he is really pumped. Lets make that clear. The boys played together wonderfully and got to spend a lot of time outside with their friends so they are happy. I got to go to a huge garden center by myself, go running and watch Chris mow the yard with no shirt on. Good day for me too!!!!
Tomorrow we will be packing for our trip to Arkansas. Excited to see everyone. Excited for a night out without the kids on Friday.
Monday, September 24, 2007
The boys finally got to meet T-Bone!!!! They were so excited, until we got there. They were a little bit confused because they are used to watching him on the hunting shows and he has fake teeth in and a big floppy hat. After they got over it, Jax and T-bone became big buds. Jax spent the day in Academy with them at the promotion. Brooks spent half the day in the car with me sleeping. (I got a migrane - what are the chances. I get one or 2 a year and it had to be Saturday) Anyway we took T-bone to dinner and Jax wanted to sit by him not his daddy - shocker I know!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a fun little trip despite my headache. Luckily they only last about 4 hours but they are brutal during that time. I really liked San Antonio. Everything is flat where we live but San Antonio is the beginning of the hill country and it is really a neat place. We will have to go back and sightsee and go to Sea World.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
We did go to church yesterday. It is still small, it is a new church. We liked it. It is a non-denominational church that eventually wants to build right by our neighborhood. The boys liked it too. Hopefully next Sunday they will go to the classes for the kids. Brooks wanted to go yesterday but Jax would not stay with him.
The boys are still doing pretty good in their beds. One of them usually ends up with us in the middle of the night. That is okay though, sooner or later they will stay.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
We will spend the day with the boys. I am making Chris his favorite meal for dinner, homemade pizza and brownies.
I gave Chris a pedicure last night and the boys were all in the middle of it. They wanted it to be their turn. So funny. They looked so cute sitting there with their little feet in the pedicure thing. Chris took pictures. Maybe I'll get them posted later. Jax asked if he could get another pedicure when he woke up. Everyone likes a little pampering!!! Too funny.
Sleep report: ANOTHER FULL NIGHT IN THEIR ROOMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
This was the best picture I got yesterday. They do not cooperate for pictures.
We had fun last night. One of our neighbors came by and we ended up playing outside until dark. As we were going in their kids said see you tomorrow at 5:15. I keep getting asked if it is 5:15 yet.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Mom and I went shopping Friday and I found a ton of cute clothes to wear on vacation. I bought a huge bag of things from the Ann Taylor Loft - what a store. They had major sales and majorly cute things. I got 700.00 worth of clothes for 225.00, and I got cards to come back September 10th and get 100.00 off of a 200.00 purchase. Not bad either!!!! I haven't even mentioned the shoes. Dillards had 75% off. I bought several and so did mom. I think she made it home with all of her purchases without being overweight?? Anyway, I love a good deal and had to share.
Today they are coming to replace my dishwasher. It hasn't worked right from the beginning. I am going to be glad to get that taken care of.
I am also going to work on cleaning up my dining room. I put all of my decorating stuff up there and it is a mess. I want to set the boys school stuff up in there.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Let me tell you about our exciting day..... I got the boys ready, in the car, buckled in and my car wouldn't start. Chris flew to Vegas this morning. NICE!!! I knocked on my neighbors door and asked if they had a plug in charger. What do you know, they did. Charged awhile and off we went to Walmart. Gonna be an hour and a half. Okay, I'll wait - what choice do I have. Shopped forever. Picked up my car and the air conditioner is blowing hot, hot, hot air. Went home and called Walmart and they have never heard of that happening. I was sick. I checked all of the fuses and they were okay. I had no idea what to do or where to go. I let Brooks take a nap and called around a few places back home. They said it must have been just a coincidence that changing your battery shouldn't mess anything up with the air conditioner. Really, kind of weird that it worked before the new battery. Brooks woke up and I loaded them back up and went back to Walmart. When I pulled up the guy with the heavy Jamaican accent saw me and came right over. I asked him if he could disconnect the battery and then hook it back up. He said sure. I felt bad asking but thought I'd give it a try. He hooked it back up and it was still blowing hot air. I thanked him and told him I appreciated him trying. He said it was the least he could do. I pulled out of the bay and immediately the air got cold. I gave it a few minutes and it stayed cool. I circled around and pulled up to the bay and he came back out when he saw me. I told him it was working and I just wanted him to know. I thanked him again and he said no "thank God." He meant it. I thought that was so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By the way, it is such a shame that we don't know what we've got until it is gone. It is hot here and going a couple of hours without air in the car wasn't fun. A week or two ago the air in our house went out. Yeah, brand new unit. Some little piece failed. Anyway, one night without air will make you appreciate electricity. When we moved in, I screwed up and didn't call the gas company soon enough and we went 3 days without hot water. Yep, everybody was taking cold showers. If you haven't done that lately, try it. Ha Ha. You won't shave your legs or anything else in there. Last but not least, Chris is in Vegas, miss him terribly when he is gone. Love you babe.
Monday, August 27, 2007
As an update on yesterday, We did get the garage cleaned out. We have more work to do today inside. My mom and dad are coming Wednesday and we have to clean a bit. We are excited to see them. They haven't gotten to see our new house yet.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
We did so well the first week of moving in. Sherry, Amanda, Gabby and Jeff were so, so, so much help. It has been slow since. I have gradually been organizing inside, but the garage is horrible.
We are getting settled in and love our new home. I have a lot of decorating to do. That is a slow process though. We are spending a lot of time at the pool. I'll post a few pictures of that next week.
Chris is looking for me, MUST GO CLEAN OUT GARAGE!