Friday, November 30, 2007


I just finished watching yesterday's Oprah and I so miss my old job. It was so much fun. I loved it so much that I couldn't believe I got paid for it. Anyway, my dream is to open a really cool salon someday. I have thought that maybe when I get my boys in school I will do it, but on second thought the older they get the more they are going to need my undivided attention. I am going to need to watch their every move. Fortunately, I do not need to work so I must stifle my working dreams and focus on my most important job - raising two gentlemen. I have attached a picture of their almost finished bedroom for those of you waiting on the picture (mom).

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"Jax got game"

Tonight Jax had basketball practice. Right off the bat he and his line won the dribbling drill. It is like it fueled his confidence and he ended up having an awesome practice. He looked like a different kid. I can't even explain it. He was hustling and had a smile on his face the entire time. His smile in turn made me smile for the whole hour. He made like 3 baskets while they scrimmaged. They kind of let him shoot but he did make them. He was skipping around and I was thrilled. The only sad thing is Chris missed it. He had Realtree meetings with Academy today, so he was with them all day. He still isn't home. They all met and went to "The Boat" for dinner. I am sure they are having a scrumptious meal. I should have put in an order for a late night snack. Oh well, I don't need the extra calories with this vacation coming up.

Got to get off here and watch DANCING WITH THE STARS!!!! I wonder who is going to win.................................

Sunday, November 25, 2007


We have had such a wonderful 4 days! It has really been nice. No one has been calling Chris' phone needing something work related. Believe me that is nice. He is on his phone 24/7. The days seem to last forever because we are just piddling around. We have just been decorating, watching tv and playing with the kids. We got the boys room all decorated. They love their camo bedding. I'll try to post a picture of it tomorrow.

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

Happy Thanksgiving

Well, I successfully cooked a complete Thanksgiving dinner all by myself. It was all great except the secret Stanberry homemade noodle recipe. It is still a secret!!!! I wasted about 3 hours of my life trying to make those noodles. I am going to have to have a lesson. We have really bonded with several of our neighbors, which is really great. Our neighbor Gary wanted to deep fry our turkey for us. It was wonderful. I hope to fry one every year.

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

Fast Weekend

The weekend went by so fast!!! Jax had his very first basketball game Saturday. I forgot my camera. He did okay but he is still just confused. They only had two practices before their first game and that is not long enough for kids to understand the game. Michelle ( the coaches wife) was introduced to me at a play group by my friend and neighbor Laura. Laura's brother is the coach. Michelle told me I should let Jax play basketball at the YMCA with them. I thought she said it was 5 and 6 years olds. I guess I thought there would be a lot of 5 year olds. No - a few of the other kids are about to be 7 and played last year. Jax is the littlest and the most confused, but he got out there and did his best. I am so proud of him for just getting out there when he didn't know what to do. For Jax that is a huge accomplishment, but he and Chris have a lot of work to do.

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


It has been a long week of shopping. For me, shopping isn't one of my favorite things to do. It is okay to go wonder around the mall occasionally, but to be on a mission for something specific drains me. I kind of got on a decorating kick and had to go shop. I needed and still need a lot of things for my house. I found a few things, but it takes a long time to find what you want. I am so excited though, I ordered my shutters and blinds for my windows. Chris has been hounding me since we moved in about getting something to cover the windows. I just wasn't sure what I wanted. I bit the bullet and ordered them Wednesday. I love all the light from the windows and the view but at night when you can see what your neighbors are doing, you know they can see you too.

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

Cowboy Brooks & Hunter Jax

Here are my little guys on Halloween. They had fun wearing their costumes and trick or treating at a few select places, but they wear these outfits all of the time. We had great "double duty" on costumes this year.

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

Home at last

I am finally home for a little while. I got home yesterday afternoon. With only one day to get my stuff together after being in Arkansas for 2 weeks, I went to my cousins wedding in Chicago. I had a great time. I flew out and home all by myself. That was a big accomplishment for me. I always have had my parents or Chris holding my hand and leading me where to go. I must say, Chris was uneasy leaving me at the airport. Piece of cake. Anyway, everything was okay when I got home. They made it just fine. I think they had a lot of quality "man" time, and I had a great 4 day vacation. I have a mountain of laundry that I am working on. I need to get with it. I'll try to post Halloween pictures later or tomorrow.