Sunday, November 30, 2008

Beautiful Snow

I realize to that most northerners snow just mainly consists of being a pain in the tushie, but to a girl that was raised just outside of Disney World, I am still fasinated with seeing the white flakes tumbling down and seeing how innocent and clean the earth looks after it gets a solid blanket of white. Well tonight we had gotten our first flurry of the year, and yeah!! I had a camera to document it.

Now doesn't this just once again show the beauty that our Lord bestows on us!!!

Since I'm here I want to brag on my littlest member of my family. My four-legged kid. His name is Sassafras (Sassy for short, and yes, he does live up to the name!)

This is what he looked like when I first found him.

The night that the Lord sent hime to me it had been raining for about 3 days non-stop, and I had ridden to me son's house for a minute and on the way home he was on the side of the rode. Well being the human that I am, I made Zach pull over and I hollered out "here kitty", at that point he ran straight to me.When he had gotten to me I saw that his eyes were completley gooped shut, and he had some big bald spots on his hind end.As soon as I picked him up he started purring loudly and nestling into my neck. I was hook immediatley!!

Now this is what my baby has turned out to look like with TLC, lots of patience and long nights nursing him back to health.

My life has been so eventful since he came to me (especially when I'm gone longer he than he wants and lets me know by sprawling my trash can all over the bedroom)!!

Monday, November 24, 2008


I was browsing throught the internet today and came across a very funny and insperation quote page. Thought that I'd blog it in case anyone out there would like to take a look at it.

Witty Sayings and Quotes
Funny Life Quotes and Sayings
Funny Silly Quotes and Sayings
Funny Cat Quotes and Sayings
Funny Bible Quotes Sayings and Quotations
Old Funny Phrases Quotes and Sayings
Funny Inspirational Quotes and Sayings

I've really enjoyed these, I hope you will also. And to whoever reads this I just want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Another function

Bet you guys are really tripping out by now. Ive gotten on and posted three times this month so far
At the church this evening, we had a dinner and movie night for the kids of the community, I'd say that over all it went pretty well (25 kids all under the age of 12) For supper Jennifer was sweet enough to make nachos and dessert was yummy vanilla pudding.

Now doesn't that just look scrumptious?!?

Didn't take long to set up because we had some wonderful extra hands there helping out. There was Crystal (not me)& Nathan, Debbie & Kevin, Jennifer and of course myself.

You see how Kevin helped out~~~ he kept all of the kids amused~~ wish I could say that I had a pic of Nathan to put on this, but the one that I had I ended accidentally erasing it. ( I know that your not upset about it though,Nathan)

As you can see there was a pretty decent turn-out for the event. This is all of our kids filling their tummies.When we were done we corralled them into the sanctuary to watch the fun filled movie of Veggie Tales, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. Next week I'll be able to show you the Adult version of Dinner & movie night.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Hair Cut

Happy to say that I finally have gotten my daughter down to get her hair trimmed up. For awhile now I believed she was almost the twin to Cousin It (from the Addams Family) Now I'm happy to say that her gorgeous face finally can shine through all that hair!!!

This is what she looked like before~~ keep in mind though that this picture was taken back in July~~ the bangs was almost to the upper lip by the time I got her into that chair. She had gotten to the point where she wore them down across one side of her face~~kinda had a phantom of the opera thing going on!!LOL

Now this is the after look, I'm so happy that you are finally able to see those gorgeous eyes. Hopefully next time it's time for a trim we don't have to go through a the 6 month battle again :-}

Saturday, November 1, 2008


OK OK, I've gotten back to blog, now the two of you can hush for a while.

Well lots have happened since I last got onto this. The first is that I have some very wonderful news about what the Almighty Father has done for ( and to ) me. Last March I found out that I was positive for Hep C. My count was over 17,700,000. A couple of weeks ago, I received my tests results and, Praise God, there's not a detectable trace in my blood stream!!!!

I've been so excited about,I spent the whole day bawling and calling just about everybody I knew in the country to let them know the good news.( except the ones that Debbie got to first LOL)

Now a couple of days ago I found out that my neighbor,Danette was going to be moving, made me kinda sad really cause not only is she a cool person, she was a kick-butt (quiet) neighbor

Now in the process of packing her stuff she found an old digital camera and cord that she didn't use anymore and the wonderful darling gave it to me. Now for the past couple of days I've been having a blast taking pictures and downloading them to the new computer that Kevin and Debbie gave me two days before that. Try to tell me that I'm not a spoiled little one :-)

Now to get to the fun stuff~~~ Last night, Halloween, was a blast. I started out volunteering at my church for a couple of hours. Which I'm happy to say that we had over 50 kids show up to. I helped out with a ring toss game, and talk about some really adorable little ones coming in to trick-or-treat. Here's a pictures of my friends little ones taken in the parking lot before everything really got going.The next picture is me in the church office just goofing around before I really had to get with it and work

Now after leaving the church, I went over to the high school for a home game that we were playing against Marshall. Happy to say that we creamed them 33-6 in the end. My friends oldest son, Matt was sent in to play. Now I don't a thing about football but I do know that he did look like he was doing a really pretty dance with another player out there. I'm so proud of his Tiger spirit.

Now as I had said earlier, I don't know the first thing about football. I do pay attention to the marching band though!! My beautiful little girl and her best friend are in it. My little one plays the baritone and the best friend plays the clarinet. They've improved drastically this year. To the point that they won 1st place for music in a competition in Huntsville a couple of weeks ago. Now you know how the average mom is football moms, not me, I'm happy to say that I proudly show my support of the band!

Now the following pictures are from last night at the game. Aren't they just the cutest?!?! Both Courtney and Jessie wanted to strangle me 'cause of all the pics that I took there. It also didn't help that I was standing at the sidelines making funny faces at them either

Courtney's in the front, Jessie is two people behind her

Again Courtney's in front, Jessie two behind her

As for my middle son I'm happy to say that he has been accepted to the College of the Ozarks located in Clarksville, AR. He recieved his acceptance letter and certificate in the mail last Wednesday. He graduates this coming up May, and I am so very proud that he has choosen a outstanding Christian college to attend. Gonna miss him feircely though even though he'll just be 2 1/2 hours away.

Now the oldest is about doing the same. He's still both holding down college and his job. Did end up going to the emergency room last night.Found out that he had an inner ear infection. When he had called to let me know he wouldn't answer me if that meant that he was sick in the head then?!?! Can't figure why,LOL

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Enjoying a beautiful day

Yeah!!! I have my colors back.Now I can once again be my my old colorful self. Boy have I been busy lately,but I'll blog on that more when I get the pictures.Right now I want to share with you a bbq that I have at a friends house (ok it was a while ago, but still fresh in my mind.

This was taken out at Debbie and Kevin's house. It was to celebrate welcoming Alex,Debbie,Kevin & I as Lay Speakers. That unfortunatley got delayed because at the time we had gottened snowed in and the class had gotten cancelled. Ok see that gives away just how long ago these pics were taken :-)

This is Jerry and Scott playing horseshoes

This one is of Kevin taking his turn
throwing. (think he missed,hehe)

Pastor Donnie's turn now
I love it that he will come "horse" around with us.

Now us girls were smart. This is
the way that we played.

Annette,Joy,Dianne, & me

And this was the cheering squad,
Chad and Alex

This one we actually got Debbie in front of the camera instead of behind it. Yeah!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Guess theres more.

Guess that I had more to tell cause I'm back twice within one day, usually it's once in a month.hehe I wanted to add about Zach my oldest, he's still at the same job now and last week he was given the key to the store for when he closes at night. He's really impressed them (and me) at how seriously he's taking his responsibilities. Not only is he pulling 40 hours a week there, but he's also doing college full time and working 3 days a week at the commissary at school. He's really becoming an exceptional man.

I also have to brag on my friends now. They have been some earth-bound angels for me. This treatment that I've been going through has had me on a roller coaster for 14weeks now. One minute I'm ok the next I'm in bed barely able to move. During all of this not only physical up & down, theres been alot of emotional up and down and I can honestly say that if it wasn't for these people right here, I'd probably be in much worse condition than I am. I feel that God hand-picked these people purposely for me.So that I had some really strong support in my life. Hats off to my support network of Love.

Theres many others that have been there with prayer but these guys have really stuck through my moods with me!!

Now these are just some really cool pictures that a friend took on the pillar outside my door one night. This moth never moved except to slightly move it's wings for the pics.That night was about night 3 of running a 100 degree temp and I think that it was purposely sent to cheer me up. Because (if you couldn't tell by my homepage)one my favorite things is butterflies. All shapes, sizes and colors. Moths included!!To me they are just paler butterflies.

Is that just not the coolest thing.

Just a catch up

Sorry that this blog is so plain unlike my usual color and variety. For some reason my blog won't give me my variety anymore. Last time I blogged I had just gone out on a date. When since then I've figured out that at this point in time... nnnooo I'll just stay single.Don't get me wrong cause I had an absolute blast going out, but I found out that at this point, I've just got to much to do in my life to worry about making more time for yet something else. I think maybe in 5-10 years I might have everything done to make time for another date. LOL

Well this is a picture of me on the date. Just received it last night via e-mail. This is me signing the guest book at the quaint little Inn at Holister, MO. He kept snapping pics when I wasn't looking. Curse cell phone with camera built in!!1!!

This is a better picture of the Inn that we ate at. I seriously wouldn't mind having that as my house. Unfortunately didn't get any pics of the rest of it. It was huge--3 story. If you stay in there long enough I'd believe that you'd end up with a British accent.

At the beginning of August Rob and Lora (the kids' dad & step mom) took the three of them on a cruise down Mexico.I was so proud of my little international water hoppers until I got the pics from the trip. After these these no way they are gonna ever leave my sight again LOL

To come clean, it was non-alcoholic beer, after that though, Courtney has sworn off drinking. She told me that she thinks that toilet water would probably taste better than that stuff. Fingers crossed!!

Well, as you can tell, I've learned to something new on this so yes you are going to get bored to death with pictures. Remember the trip that my youngest boy made to Brazil back in June well here's a couple of pics of his trip down there. Don't let the pics fool you, he was almost half that size when he got back from the trip.

This one was a yard sale in Brazil.Alex is in the grey/black shirt at the back of the table.

This is what happens to you when you hit mid-life and your friend just gets her corvette redone. You lose your mind and buy a motorcycle.Now these I just got last night.

No seriously now--- the person I had my date with bought this the day before and of course, like any other person out there had to show off his new toy. Now he drove it over to my place from the other side of Harrison (at least a good hour trip)and without fail the first words out of his mouth was "get on". Like a wimp I couldn't say no. Until that moment, I've not been on a cycle for almost 23 years. Cars scare me bad enough ( just ask anyone that has to have me as a passenger) and they have more to them to protect you than a cycle, so needless to say I really didn't wanna. Finally my worst reasoning won out and it seems like the moment my leg touched that bike I got the living fire burned out of the side of my right calf on the exhaust pipe. Next time better judgement will prevail! Plus this has made me realize why its been 23 years since I've been on one!!! :-)