Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Oh my gosh, I have been sooooooooo busy. Sorry that I haven't posted in a while but I just haven't really had any time. Tomorrow is Jax's Christmas party and after I go to that I have to come home and pack. I am stressing about it. I have to pack for Arkansas, Cancun and the boys hunting trip all at one time. It makes me tired just thinking about it. I keep telling myself if I forget anything I can buy it. Oh I just thought, you can't buy passports at Walmart. Guess I better make sure I don't forget them.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I thought I better try and fill you all in on what we have been up to. I know I didn't put much effort in my last 2 posts, but they were good ones. So, anyway we have been so busy. Doing what??? I am not sure, uh Christmas shopping, gymnastics, Christmas shopping, cleaning, selling Chris' samples on ebay, laundry, beauty shop, raising other peoples children, exercising every day, and that is all I can think of right now.
I have to tell a funny story on Brooks. It seems like everyday I am entertained by both of my children, but this story is so typical. Kids have no concept of money, especially a 4 year old. So, Brooks and I went to Best Buy to get some gift cards and we looked a little bit at the Wii stuff. He found a hunting game that he wanted REALLY bad. He was hugging it saying he just couldn't let it go. I tried to tell him he had to let it go but he wouldn't. He tried everything to get me to buy it, but I stayed strong. I told him Christmas was close and maybe he would get it then. He just couldn't put it down. I explained to him about the security up in the front of the store and what would happen if we tried to leave without paying for it. He pouted all the way to the car and told me he was so mad at me. He said, "all you have to do is give them your devit card." Yes, he called it my devit card! I couldn't help but laugh, but he was really, really mad at me. He will be so excited when he opens it up. He talks about that game every day.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
We have been having fun hanging out with the family. Mary Jo and David came for dinner Tuesday night and then Jami had to leave yesterday to head to Arkansas with them. It is so quiet around here now without Luke and Lane. We miss them. The boys all played pretty well together, but it did get loud and crazy at times. Luke is so big and is talking a lot. He is so cute and sweet. Lane became my big buddy. He kept saying that he loved me. So precious.
Today all of the boys went golfing. I guess they got sick of playing wii golf so they thought they would play for real. Mom and I went to two stores but that was the extent of our shopping.
We have decided to stay and leave Monday. Why not?? Jax will miss school, but the traffic should be a lot better than it would be on Saturday or Sunday.
I guess when we get home I am going to have to focus on Christmas shopping. I have to get started.
Below are a few pictures. The first is a picture of the boys feeding the ducks just down from my parents house. The next is a picture of all of the boys after a game of football. Below that is a little video of them playing football.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
God knows best. We now have perfect balance 2 girls and 2 boys. So sorry for the lack of posts but it has been crazy busy. We are leaving for Tampa Friday mid day so I am trying to get ready for that. I went to 2 different beauty supplies to get stuff for me, my mom and Jami. Then to the bank. Then to get my nails done. After that I went and got the boys 2 new movies for the 13 hour road trip. Next CVS to pick up Chris' steroids...he has poison ivy AGAIN!!! I headed home to find Chris across the street cutting out one of the "wise men" out of plywood. Apparently, Pat has always wanted a huge nativity scene in her yard. She ordered a 200.00 pattern set and bought several sheets of plywood and traced them and Chris cut some of them out. She is over there right now cutting out more of them. I ended up helping with the sanding and priming. After that is all done she has to draw picture then paint. She wants me to help but I really don't have time. I am not an artist anyway, what is she thinking. So anyway, then we picked Jax up and came home and I pushed mowed the yard while Chris ran the weed eater. Then he ran out of weed eater cord and one thing led to another. I had to run to Lowes and since I was going that way I should pick up a 6 pack of Miller Lites because weed eating makes you thirsty. Then Chris thought I should get a pizza from Papa Johns on my way by there. So I did those things as fast as I could and got home to hand the pizza off and go for a run with Jessica. We have been working out 5 days a week. 3 days of running and 2 days of a full body workout tape. I can really tell she has lost some weight and is toning up and I ..................well, I feel really strong.
I wanted to put some pictures of Chris' deer on here but we haven't downloaded them yet. Maybe later.
Oh yeah, Chris and I went for check ups yesterday. We both had great blood pressure but I am anxious for the rest of the results. Chris had high cholesterol a couple of years ago. They are testing my thyroid along with the other normal things. By the way, I got Brooks' blood test results back and we still don't know if he is allergic to peanuts. I am going to see a specialist but the results are really weird. The scale goes from .34 to 100. His peanut allergy came back .60 and his milk allergy was .37 and his egg white was .75. So he eats scrambled eggs, drinks milk by the gallons so I am guessing he isn't really allergic to any of those things but we will see what the allergist says.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Well, honey here are the lovely details of my fun night. At 11:30 it started storming and the alarm went off. I had it set to beep first before it immediately goes off, but it didnt do that, it just went off. I got up and checked it out, Jax was crying. The alarm company called and wanted the pass code and to see if everything was okay. Apparently I don't know the pass code. I rambled off several numbers I thought it could be. So now I am scared and I reset the alarm. It goes off again in about a minute. They call me back. She said it must be the storm and I said okay. I go get back in bed and the alarm beeped like someone opened the door. I get up terrified and go to the alarm and it has some kind of function code. I called the lady back that called me and she said to alarm and disarm it and start over. I did and that fixed it. I turn the alarm back on and go get in bed. I am laying there so awake and scared. I was just laying there looking around. Then I see a flashlight shining in our bathroom window. Nice, then I see someone is shining the light all around our bedroom and back porch. It was thundering and lightening but there was no doubt it was a flashlight. I looked out the window and saw a lady in black with a flashlight looking all over our yard and porch. I got my glasses on and saw that it was a police officer. I run to the front door and look outside and there are 4 police cars in front of the house. I am in my pjs but I really didn't care at this point. I opened the front door, it is pouring down rain, and I say "hello, hello" and then they come walking to the door. They asked if my alarm was set off and I tell them what happened. They said they get a lot of calls like that when it is storming. The male officer said not to be worried that it is very safe in this neighborhood. Well, I didn't feel very safe at the moment. I set the alarm back and go to bed, and 20 minutes later it goes off again. It didn't beep first it just went off so I turned the damn thing off. The lady calls me back and suggests I call ASG security tomorrow. Yeah you think!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
My hubby is gone again. It is okay though. He is getting a well deserved vacation. He is headed to Kansas and then Missouri. He is going with his friend Jaime Carty. They are so excited! It is so cute to see him all wound up ready to go kill a deer. He and Jaime have talked a hundred times during the passed few days. They have "buck fever" really bad! I hope they both get a big one.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I must get back to the election. I am hoping it starts looking better!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
There isn't anything really exciting going on around here, but I did want to tell those of you with young school age kids about a website my friend told me about. It is starfall.com and it is an awesome website to help them learn. There are things for Jax and Brooks on there and they love it. Check it out!
Monday, October 13, 2008
close up after:
My other project was staining the back porch with a semi transparent concrete stain.
I hung some curtains and did some furniture rearranging too. I know he is going to be so shocked. The boys and I are so ready for him to get home. He has been gone way too long, but the good news is the long sales meeting is done until next year.
Also, today was my first parent teacher conference. It went great. She said his test shows him way above where they want them to be and he is one of her best students. I am glad that I got a good report, you never know. I have to start working more with Brooks. He is learning but really is not very interested. He just wants to watch hunting videos, act out the hunting videos, hunt the neighbor children, or play hunting on the wii. Hmmm, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Anyway, it has been a busy week. I have told myself that I am going to exercise everyday until I lose 10 pounds. I started Monday and so far so good. I feel so great when I am exercising a lot. Brooks is really getting into it to. He rides his bike while I run. Tomorrow Jax has to go with us. We will see how that goes. It usually causes a fight because they fight over who is in front.
I have also been shopping the last 2 days. The deals out there are amazing right now. I bought 6 swimsuits today for 50.00. Seriously. I am not kidding. Dillards had their swimsuits marked way down. Like 9.99 and 4.99 then I got an extra 40% off of that. I bought a lot of clothes for the boys for next year too. After school I took the boys to Academy. Jax has been wanting another pair of tennis shoes. He wears the same pair to school every day. They had several styles on sale for 50% off. We bought 3 different sizes. He is set for quite a while.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
What a great evening, except for the mosquitoes and I will discuss that later. So, I packed everyone a sandwich for dinner and drinks in the cooler. We picked up Jax from school and went golfing for the evening. He changed his clothes and shoes in the car and off we went. The weather was perfect and we had a great time. The boys both played several holes beginning to end. I am going to have to start playing too. I just don't feel like I can play very well, so I don't. About the mosquitoes....they are HORRIBLE. Seriously, have you seen the movie "The Birds" that is what it is like, but with mosquitoes. There isn't any recess at Jax's school because they are so bad. Chris said they are like that in Baton Rouge too. Something about the hurricane. I don't understand why, but whatever. They are horrible and I should have stock in OFF.
Tomorrow we are all going to eat lunch with Jax. He loves it when we come and see him. We have a busy weekend too. A birthday party for one of Jax and Brooks friends and it is Chris' birthday as well. Also, this weekend our neighborhood is putting on a huge Nature Fest both days. Hopefully it will be a lot of fun for the boys.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
My sweet baby boy is 4 years old today. How did that happen? At least he still lets me snuggle him like a baby. Anyway, he had a great birthday. He wanted pancakes and bacon for breakfast. He also wanted to go to ITZ. ITZ is like Chuck E Cheese only way, way better. So we went to ITZ to play games and eat pizza. He and Jax had a lot of fun. He also requested a white cake with white icing and blue writing. He has had way too much cake today, but it is his birthday. He got a lot of great presents. He is flying around the room right now playing with his new airplanes. Last night I made him a horse blanket, and he loves it. Thanks to everyone who was part of making his day special. I'll try to post his shirt pictures tomorrow or Monday.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
As for our home, the damage is minimal. I am going to have to replace some landscaping, but that is about it. I am so thankful. A lot of people around us are still without power. Actually, our streets are FULL of cars because people are sharing their homes.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
As for my house, the report is not so great. I think we still have all of our windows, but my landscaping has been demolished. My neighbor called and says she doesn't know where all the trees went but they are gone!!!!! She also said all of the siding is off the back of her house and in her pool. She said it looks like the "Wizard of Oz" where debris is just flying threw the air. As I am writing this, the storm is still hitting our town so I am anxious for another report when it is gone. I am just praying my windows stay intact. I am not that concerned about my landscaping.............well a little but it can be easily replaced. I do pray for the people in Galveston that didn't evacuate as instructed. I hope there aren't as many fatalities as expected.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
On a different subject...we are still hunting golf balls. We went on the golf course just before dark and found 38 golf balls. It is so much fun. I am a little skittish now since my neighbor saw a rattlesnake on the trail the other day.
One more thing....Go McCain/Palin..... As far as I am concerned - Sarah Palin for President. I am kind of kidding, kind of. Really I don't know much about her other than what I heard last night, but she impressed me. Anyway, gotta watch the rest of McCain's speech.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Here is the link to all of the previous pictures:
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Because our days at the pool are numbered, we went yesterday and today. We got to the pool at 2 and stayed until 8:30. There was a back to school party from 6-9 and that was a lot of fun. I am so tired though.