Thursday, July 31, 2008

Night Owls

We have been staying up way too late lately. The boys haven't been asleep before 10:30 in a long time. Today it showed. They were cranky this evening. We have been socializing a little too much. Mainly playing Wii!!!! It is so much fun. We are going to have to start winding it down earlier. School is going to start soon. I want to cry just thinking about that. I think I am in denial. I have to get with it and start talking to him about it. There is a lot he needs to know before that first day (the 25th). I hope I don't have a huge meltdown that morning. Ooooh, I don't even want to think about it.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


First of all, a BIG thanks to Sherry. Here is the story...............Chris and I were talking about Pogo balls while we were at Ed and Sherry's a couple of weeks ago. Do you guys remember them??? I think I was in the 4th grade when they were popular. Anyway, yesterday a pogo ball shows up at our door. Sherry found one online and had it sent to us. Too funny!!!!! Jax has been playing with it all day. Some of our neighbors came over for dinner, and I was just getting to cleaning up the kitchen a few minutes ago when Chris came in bouncing on the pogo ball. I couldn't resist, and had to capture a little on video. Play the video below and I hope you laugh half as much as I did.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


You have to watch "Wipeout" Tuesday nights at 7:00. We all need a good laugh, and it is an hour of it. Chris and I have been kicked back cracking up.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thieving Thugs

Yesterday Chris' car got broken into. He was doing a training at a hotel, and they broke in during the middle of the afternoon. He wasn't the only one, but he was so mad. They took 2 pair of Oakley sunglasses, i-pod, radar detector, $500.00 one of a kind knife, Jax's knife, his briefcase, his receipt bag, and various other things out of his console. A realtor called from his office and said they found his briefcase in their bushes, and a guy at Ross department store had his receipt bag. He was so glad to get his briefcase back, it was full of things that only Chris would want. Everyone is talking about all the car break ins. Apparently it is REALLY bad around here. I feel that the hotel should be responsible. I don't know if they are, but if the break ins are so bad they should have a security guard like a lot of other places do. Chris said there are a lot of meetings at this particular hotel, and rooms are $200.00 a night. I think they should protect their guests. The police said that Chevy and GMC trucks are so easy to break into. You just stick a screwdriver in the lock and open it up just like you had a key. Nice to know!!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Corpus Christi / Padre Island

We are home from our little trip. Chris had to go to the Academy store in Corpus Christi to train the guys in their new bow room. He wanted us to go with him, so we did. We left Wednesday and got home a little while ago. We had a lot of fun. I took the boys to the aquarium Thursday and they really enjoyed it. Today we went to Mustang Island. It was okay. There was a lot of stinky seaweed, and I mean a lot. It was the ocean though, so it was fun. We were entertained by the fisherman. For all of you who know me too well, and are wondering about my sense of direction......I have a GPS on my cell phone. IT IS PRICELESS!!!!! I can go anywhere with a lady telling me every turn to make. GPS=Driving for dummies.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Emergency Care!!!!!

We had out first emergency care visit this evening. I am going to try to make a long story short. The boys wanted to go fishing. We got our stuff and headed to the pond. Just the three of us. Chris is with a couple guys from work and he will be home tonight. We got all settled on the bank and begin to fish. Jax scoots away from us so he can cast all the way across the lake. About five minutes later I hear him scream. I look over and he has hooked the back of his head. I go to check it out and whoa two hooks are about a half inch in his scalp. Neither one of us panic. He asked me if I can just pull it out. I told him, "no we were going to have to go to the doctor." Then he started crying and telling me that he loved me. It was so pitiful. Blood was running down his neck. We went in the house and I tried to pull up the website to find out where my insurance was accepted, but the website was not working right. I finally got the names of 2 clinics, I knew how to find, and that would accept my insurance. I tried and tried to get ahold of Chris, but he had no service. We hopped in the car and took off. Everyone was still really calm. Jax was just worried about what they were going to use to remove it. I got to the first place, checked in, and waited about 15 minutes for our turn. The nurse practitioner (?) came and got us and said he might need stitches and she didn't have suturing equipment. Great, we got in the car and headed to the clinic where we got our flu shots. Closed. I called my parents to help me look up the insurance website. My mom was having problems with the site too, so I said forget it and took him to the clinic by my house. They don't accept my insurance and I didn't really care at that point. On the way there Jax asked, "are we going to get this out of my head today because I cannot sleep with a lure in my head?" I couldn't help but laugh and that really made him mad. We got there and I had to explain to the receptionist my situation when she asked for my insurance card. Anyway, we were in immediately and had 4 people in the room. Jax was still calm and wanted to know if he could get a toy when we were done. The dr. asked what happened and he told her we went fishing and he caught his head. That was funny. Then they said they were going to have to make sure he was still. They wrapped him up in a sheet and laid him face down. He immediatly began crying and said his arms were hurting. They assured me that he was not hurting, he just wanted to be unwrapped. He was crying and told them his arms hurt worse than his head, but they ignored him. I guess I understand what they were thinking, but I know Jax and his arms were hurting. They numbed his head, cut off the lure, then pulled and pulled until they finally got the 2 barb parts out. He got one staple and then they let him up and after they unwrapped him he said "thank you" with quite a little attitude and I don't blame him. Other than the arm part they were really great and quick. Brooks was at the receptionist desk playing on her computer and writing pictures for Jax the whole time. It was funny because she kept saying Brook is so cute and funny. She thought his name was Brook because he kept writing it like that. He can write his name so well, but refuses to try to write the "s" because it is way too hard he thinks. So anyway, we were only in the clinic about 20 minutes, and that was a blessing. The bad news was it cost me $560.00, and that was discounted (I guess they felt sorry for us) from $800.00. I am glad it is over, I cannot stand to see my kids scared or hurting. Chris was so upset that he wasn't here for Jax, but maybe it was for the best. Jax said he still wants to go fishing even though he told me he was never fishing again when we were heading to the doctor. Tonight I heard Jax and Brooks talking in their bedroom and I love listening to them talk to each other. Jax said, "I am sure glad we got that lure out of my head." Brooks said, "because it hurt so bad?" Jax said, "because I don't want to live with a lure in my head." I will never forget that. It was too cute. I couldn't help but take a picture while we were in the first waiting room. I knew we would want one when it was all over.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Empty Nest

Yesterday we drove the kids all the way to Durant, Oklahoma. Sherry met us there and took the kids home with her. We were so sad to see them go. They didn't feel the same though. They are having fun with Grandpa and Nana. As we headed back home, the thing that kept us going was the Krispy Kreme we had passed. We were on a mission for a Krispy Kreme. For some reason most all of the locations have closed. There isn't a single location anywhere near us, that we know of. Anyway, we fought a little about how many to get. I said if we get a dozen, we will eat a dozen. If we get half dozen, we will only eat 6. Chris finally gave in and agreed to 6. He ordered us 6, and the guy said for 16 cents I can make it a full dozen. Nice, you know I like a bargain, so of course, we got a dozen. After our breakfast this morning, they are all gone. They were so good, but I guess I will be doing a little extra exercise today.

So, it is extra quiet here. We miss the boys. It is nice to have a break though. We are going to go check out some of the restaurants we have been hearing about, and play a little golf. We are just going to try and have a little down time until we leave Tuesday afternoon. (Maybe Wednesday, not sure)