Sunday, October 24, 2010

What a turn of events.............................

My sugar got the buck of his dreams yesterday! He is one happy camper.

The whole circumstances are quite comical. We are still kind of shocked by it. So the deal is, he is in sales. When you are in sales, you spend some time wining and dining, or in his case, taking buyers on hunting trips. Usually, Chris has to go but doesn't get to hunt. That is no fun. Well............................Academy's Executive V.P. (for the first time ever) decided they were going to take a few of their best reps on a hunting trip. I am serious. It seems so backwards. Even funnier, the buyers went to socialize, but didn't hunt. So crazy!

So Academy paid big bucks and Chris got this big 14 point. I am so happy for him.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


All you have to say is, "Wanna go to school" and Camo is ready to go get his buddies. He looks at all of the kids trying to find Jax and Brooks. It is so cute!

I took the boys to the Family Fun Night Festival at their school last night. It was so much fun. It just warmed my heart to see the boys with all of their new friends. They have settled in to their new school so well. I got to talk to Brooks' teacher a little. She said Brooks and Stran (his friend that he talks about all the time) are attached at the hip. She said she finally gave in and set them next to each other because they ended up migrating toward each other anyway during the day. She said it was okay because they are both good boys!

Now we are off to the Raingutter Regatta race for Cub Scouts. Jax and Chris built his boat and painted it and the race is today!

Monday, October 18, 2010

ENT follow up

So, I had sinus surgery last week, and today was my follow up. We all knew going into surgery that I had a huge polyp filling my left maxillary sinus. While he was in there Doc was going to remove some scar tissue from the other side, that was a result of Dr. Gwartney (ft.smith) pulling a huge polyp out during an office visit 3 years ago. Well, apparently when you just pull them out you don't get it out completely. So during surgery, as Doc went in to remove scar tissue he found that the previous polyp had grown back and was about to block my airway again. So, I had big polyps in both sides, but thankfully they are gone now.

My new doc was so shocked and amazed that Dr. Gwartney hadn't sent my previous polyp to pathology, that I had to call and double check. The nurse confirmed that he hadn't. My new doc said you ALWAYS send them off. He kept on about that being common procedure and that he would never pull one out in the office. Well, I just looked at him like huh, okay, whatever. I am not the dr.????? Call him and talk to him about it???? He did give me the whole spill about it might not be a polyp, it could be a tumor, and if it is a tumor, chances are it is only a tumor, and that 9 out of 10 times nasal tumors are not cancer. I wasn't really worried about it, but was glad to hear that both polyps came back benign. Praise God!

So I am glad it is over and so very thankful that the surgery was no big deal at all. I wasn't the slightest bit sick or nauseous. I usually get really sick, but I was good to go after I woke up.

Oh, I forgot to tell you that my surgery was last Monday. The kids were out of school, so they had to go. The boys were both back with me when they started my IV. I didn't even think about it. I was just going to let them watch. It wasn't a big deal for me. While they were putting it in, Brooks had to look away. He used every bit of strength he had to not cry. I about lost it, as he bit his lip to fight back the tears. He really is so sensitive. I don't like to see my boys cry, but it was kind of sweet. He didn't want them to hurt his mama!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Spartan Race

Here are the only pictures that I got from Chris' race. Because...........we missed it. We left in plenty of time, but my GPS wouldn't find the address. Then we tried to find it on our own. We were on the right road (that goes for many, many miles, through several different towns), so just look at mailboxes from there right??? Uh, no, numbers completely change when you cross into another county???? We (Sherry and I) were completely confused. So when we finally found it, we had to park over a mile from the finish line. I. was. so. ticked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know Chris had to be disappointed, even though he said he wasn't. He originally told us that we didn't need to come at all, because it was out in the middle of nowhere, and the whole race was back in the woods. We wanted to be there when he finished though, but dang it, we weren't. About 10 minutes too late. He did great though. He finished 232 out of 740 people. Here are the guys who talked him in to being on their team. They are all Academy buyers.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Brooks Birthday....finally!

I am so far behind. Sorry. Here are a few pictures from his birthday, September 20th. Of coarse, he was happy to get a gun just like Jax had gotten the month before. It sort of seems cruel to make him wait a month, but we did, even though he whined about it many times. He really needed a lesson on patience anyway! He wanted me to make him a cake. He wanted it to be camo. When I apologized for the way it looked he said, "It doesn't have to be perfect Mom, I don't care, I know it will be good." And bless his little heart, he meant it.

Ok, I know that frequently the pics of my kids are them in their underwear. I apologize, but they are always in their underwear, I mean, ALWAYS!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

All moved in and so happy!

Our new driveway that we have waited so patiently for.........Plenty of things for the boys to do in the yard.....yes, their daddy told them they could get it mounted???
Third night after we put the feeder up, 35 yards from back deck

We are in and settled. Everything is pretty much organized and put up, even the garage. Big thanks to Sherry, she has been a huge help. I'd also like to thank the school system for keeping my kids out of the way! I even had a chance to do a little decorating yesterday, which I hate.

I just can't tell you how happy we all are! It has been a long road getting here, but all worth it! I actually got to shoot my bow off the back deck tonight! Sweet!!