Saturday, December 25, 2010
Then came Christmas Eve, we had 4 stops to make. Everything went smoothly. We really have such wonderful families.
Today, we've made 3 stops, we're taking a little rest then will go to Steven's parents for Christmas with them tonight. I love getting together and visiting with everyone, it just drains you when it's all over.
I'm already thinking about after Christmas shopping. Unfortunately, our pre-lit Christmas blew some lights...so now we have to buy another one. I'm hoping I can find a cheap one.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Last Thursday, the hubby & I celebrated our 4th anniversary. I can’t believe we’ve been married for 4 years. Time is flying by so fast…I wish it would slow down…but I also catch myself wishing for certain days or events to get here…I just need to learn to be more patient. Maybe that will be my New Year’s Resolution #1 thing to do in 2011.
This past weekend, the hubby & I went to Dallas to just get away for the weekend and celebrate our anniversary. We were supposed to stay with Dave & Paula, but Paula’s mom got sick so they had to come to Texarkana to take care of her. Instead, we spent the weekend with Gin & Howard. It was nice to get to visit and catch up with them. It’s been a while since we got to spend much time with them, so everything worked out. We ate, ate, and ate some more…then did a little shopping in between eating. I think I gained 2 pounds…but that’s okay…I don’t ever get to eat like that here.
I been trying to finish my last minute Christmas shopping. I hate that I’ve waited til the last minute to finish things up but it is what it is. I only have Steven’s stocking stuff left..and I’m pretty sure I know what I’m going to get him so it shouldn’t be too hard.
Today, I’m meeting with Jenny to have her birthday lunch. I always love visiting with her…I miss working with her and it’s always fun to catch up. Thursday marks the beginning of Christmas for us. Everyone is coming to our house Thursday night. We have 3 places to go on Friday and 3 places to go on Saturday. I enjoy Christmas, but it’s a lot of work! I’ll be exhausted by the time Sunday gets here. Thank the Lord for these 2 weeks off! I love being lazy and going shopping when I want to.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I love this time of the year…it really makes me stop and focus on all the blessings I have in my life. This year has been a year to remember…some good memories and some not so good… However, whatever I’m going through…no matter what…God has been there for me the whole time. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life. I’m especially thankful for my wonderful hubby, great family, and sweet friends. I enjoy good health, have a good job, nice home, nice stuff, etc… This Thanksgiving has been about focusing on the blessings I have in my life rather than focusing on the few things that I don’t have in my life. I am so blessed!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
I'm excited about the stage in life Gage is in right now. He's a really cool kid, easy going, and gets along with pretty-much everyone. I just hope these next few years go by a little more slowly than these first 11... It makes me sad that he, Makenna, & Gavin are all growing up so fast.
Pray for us....Kayla, Kristian, Gage, Makenna, Gavin & I are all taking a family vacation this week. We leave on Tuesday for Tampa, Florida!!! It should be an interesting trip!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I named them: Hummer, Midnight, & Bubba. Midnight is mostly black, Bubba has a red neck & I thought Bubba was a good "redneck" name...and Hummer surely doesn't need any explanation on how he got his name. :)
It really is fun to watch them fly around, sit & eat, and fight with each other. It's a good, cheap way to be entertained!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
In a few short weeks I'll be going to Tampa, Florida.... I'm so excited & can't wait to be on the beach again. Hopefully the oil spill will not affect the beach in Tampa and the weather will be nice!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Hello Summer!!! Finally!!!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I'm not wishing my summer away....but I will be so happy when this class is over!!
Friday, June 4, 2010
I start back to college on Monday, but only taking one class so it (hopefully) won't be too bad!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
She is an inspiration to me to continue to work hard to further my education. I can't wait for the day when I can walk across the stage & finally be finished with research papers, projects & tests!!!!
Thank the Lord the spring semester is finally over!!! I only have a few weeks to rest before my summer class begins!
Friday, May 14, 2010
But this week is different....the kids are playing in FCF and I really don't have anything to do...which means.... School is ALMOST over!!!!! I usually use Friday afternoon to get all my papers & notes ready for the next week so I don't have to come to school on the weekends and work. But not this week... we're practicing for our play so we're not going to be doing many more papers or lessons!
I can't wait for this year to end and for my summer to begin. I'm taking summer classes, but it will be nice to not have to work all day & go to class in the evenings...which makes for a VERY long day!!!
I woke up, my birthday morning, to find out I'd been rolled (with toilet paper) the night before. I don't have much to roll but what we had...they rolled.
Then I get to school to find that my room had also been rolled. When I got back from our field trip, may car had been rolled.
Then when I was opening my gifts, Steven tricked me with his gift. I told him I wanted something that I could always keep from him.... He acted like he had given me a new camera (which I didn't want). He gave me a bunch of empty camera boxes...but my real present was a diamond cross necklace. It's beautiful & I love it.
For my birthday weekend, Steven, Kristian, Mike, Anita & I went to Dallas to go to Six Flags & a Rangers game. It was so much fun plus I got to eat at my favorite restaurants!!!
I wish every day was my birthday!!!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I don’t have any big, fancy plans for the week, just plan on sleeping late and relaxing! To all my teacher friends…Happy Spring Break!!!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Talk about beautiful…. I don’t remember there ever being snow like this in Maud before. It wasn’t the usual ice and sleet with a little snow mixed it…it was all snow.
School was cancelled today so Steven, Kayla, Gage, Makenna and I made the best of our day off….
Monday, January 4, 2010
We got to the condo around lunch time, unpacked our stuff, ate lunch, bought souvenirs then rented our ski equipment and hit the slopes (literally). The first mistake was that we jumped right into skiing like we’d done it before (which none of us had) and we tried to go down a slope that said “don’t do unless you know how to stop and turn”. Well… we did it anyway…first off, I didn’t know how to get on the ski lift…then I didn’t know how to get off it…needless to say they had to shut it down while they helped Kayla & me get up….it was so funny....we were crying we were laughing so hard at ourselves. Then, Steven falls out of the ski lift chair…that made it even funnier! We made one attempt to go down the slope and that was more than enough for me! I couldn’t get down it…every time I would go, I’d fall and my skis would fall off…and I didn’t know how to get them back on. Fortunately for me a “good Samaritan” came along and helped me down the hill…. I don’t know what I would have down without that woman.
Friday we woke up early, grabbed a bite to eat then headed to the slopes again, but this time for Ski School. Our instructor, Chris, was wonderful and he really taught me a lot. It was, however, the coldest I think I’ve ever been…there was a lot of standing around, in the shade and I was miserable! My whole body hurt from being so cold (especially my hands & feet)…I was nauseated and felt like I was going to pass out…but I stuck it out and made it through. That night (New Year’s Eve) we went back to the slopes to watch the instructors ski down “The Face” of the mountain with torches and watched the fire work display in the background…it was pretty cool! We also met up with an old friend from back home, Denna, and ended up spending the rest of the evening with her and her friends.
Saturday, we hit the slopes again; this time to really ski…We were going to go down an actual path. We practiced a few times on the remedial slope then made the 12 minute trek to the top of the mountain….Once up there we ate at the restaurant then started our dissention down the mountain (on a green course, of course!) It was so hard! It was very narrow and if you happened to get off the path...you’d fall off the mountain and/or hit a tree. I was horrible. I fell every couple of feet…I was hurting so bad (all over) and I honestly didn’t know if I was going to make it down. Every time I fell, I just laid in the snow…thinking “what was I thinking?? What am I doing??” I did, however, make it down and I was done! Kayla & Steven continued to ski a little longer then we packed up and left for Amarillo before it got dark.