December 13, 2010

Something to think about....

 So, you know that we will be moving to Ga in the early summer...provided that my DH gets the final ok from the folks doing the hiring for his dream job.   I am uber excited about this move.  Somewhere new...its old, has history, is close to WHITE sand beaches...there are mountains and trees.   I know its not Texas but it is different and that is sooo cool.   I don't tell DH this...but these are my worries:
Will I be able to buy Dr. Pepper.  Seriously, this is a major concern.  Do they have Sonic and does that sonic have Dr. Pepper and frito pies.   What if that is just a Texas thing?  Or Hobby Lobby.  What does one do if there is not a Hobby Lobby around.  What if we can't find a church?  You know one we really, really like.  What if I don't make friends?  What if the distance is to far and those friends I love here....forget me?   What if there are not any good scrapbooking stores nearby...or worse...what if no body does that?  What if my girls don't find good friends.  What if they Hate me forever for making them move?    What if we hate it there?   What if we can't buy Blue Bell icecream???   What if my cat runs away because we move him?  What if our stuff in the U-haul gets stolen and we have nothing?  What if the tv anchors on the evening news suck?  You know, what if they do Not play good music on the radio?   What if my girls are behind when they start school?  I have been in that place as a child and I never really caught up?  I struggled in math for the rest of my school career.  What if I can't find anybody I like as much as I like my friends here?  All these what ifs....
See here's the thing.  I know that GOD has a plan for us.  For my DH, for Me, for our family.  I know that these worries are human worries.  They are flesh worries.  I do not need to worry these worries because I have been told to worry about nothing and instead pray about everyThing.  Because, just as GOD provides for the lillies and the birds he will provide for me.  That means that those little things I worry about...have Big God given solutions...because he ALREADY knows whether or not I will even want a Dr. Pepper when I get there, he knows who my friends are and who they will be.  He has already opened the door for this move to be blessed and because he has done that...I will NOT worry about the things that GOD has already taken care of.    I will instead do this:
I will spend the rest of the time we live in Texas enjoying all the greatness that is TEXAS.  We may move but we will have awesome memories to take with us and family and friends to come back and visit.  We will not be gone forever...even if we never move back here.  See, my HOME is whereever my husband is.  As long as I have that...home can be anywhere.

December 4, 2010

I can't believe its been so long since my last post!

Listen in:  DD2 creating something wonderful in the suppies in action and the food network on the tv

Plans for the day:  I've been cleaning off and on all day, some homework, and filling some orders

Tonight's menu:  I don't even want to think about food....tummy in revolt today

Beauty in the common things....a clean office

Well life in a nutshell...its been busy and we are moving to GA.  There that sums it up.

August 26, 2010

Listen in:  Fan on high, the news on in my room

What we did today: school and Baby Bubba and I slept in...way in!

Dinner:  I made the Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti.... OH MY YUMMY

Beauty in the common things: my desk is cleaned and organized

So, my girls have a new Principal and by all accounts he is a wonderful, Christian man.  I love this.  They love it too.  What they do NOT love about the new Principal is the no talking for 10 minutes at lunch rule.  What?  I would be in trouble all the stinking time if I had to follow that rule!  REALLY?????  I mean, I get the whole reason behind it and all.  If they are not talking...then they are likely EATing. I get that...But, man what a difficult task :)  other than that...I think they love him!!!!

And, now I am going to craft.  Something I have not done alll summer! 

August 23, 2010

A New School Year... Wonderful, Just Wonderful...

Listen in:  the news on in the other room

Today was:  the first day of school

Plans for the night:  maybe finish stinking Mount Washmore...I mean really....wasn't I JUST finshed with that????

Beauty in the Common things:  wonderfully tired children all snug in their beds

So, today was the first day of school.  One fabulously awesome 4th grader and one totally adorable 2nd grader walked proudly into their school.  I am sooo excited.  See all the extra o's?  That shows just how excited I am!  Why?  Well, quite honestly...they were freaking driving me totally NUTS.  Yes, I know, I said it out loud.  That's ok, because the first step of recovery is admiting there is a problem.  I admit it...they are making me nuts!  Why?  Because I had all these wonderful plans for the summer.  Um...we really didnt do any of them.  Wait...not true.  We did a couple of things:  Went to Dublin for the Dr. Pepper festival.  Yes. I was over stinking joyed to do that!  We went to a drive in movie to see Toy Story, ya.  Thats it.  BORING mom!  Next summer will be better.  This time I mean it!!! : )    We did stay up late a LOT and we slept in a lot... and Megs did go to camp 3 times.  Maddiecakes even went to camp Mimi and they had sleep overs and caught frogs.  Ate Icecream and drank too many cokes.  We saw an Owl, skunk, and a beaver in the lake.  They chased ducks at the park, rode their bikes, chased butterflies, drew with sidewalk chalk, went to VBS...twice.   Went roller skating, rode the jet ski, fished with dad, played in the mud, played in the rain, played in dark, chased fireflies, cats, and baby rabbits.They colored, they glued, they played chase, baseball, freezetag, and watched fireworks...twice.  They read books, watched way too much tv, too many movies, and hours of cartoons.....  So maybe we didn't "GO" anywhere fun...but they did get to be a kid.  We didn't do the big vacation this year.  We just stayed home...but it seems like they had enough to do.  Sometimes, its so easy to forget that they need to be kids.  They need to be little.  They need to make mistakes to learn how to do it right.  I forget that sometimes.   So maybe, I just learned something :)

May 25, 2010

Listen in:  airplane flying overhead, a bird chirping, and the sound of the fan whirling above me

Beauty in the common things:  a freshly cleaned carpet

Plans for the day:  I spent the entire day at the girls school

Dinner plans:  Taco Tuesday

So, a little back history/venting...I am the yearbook chair at the girls school.  I had a helper person...and she well...didn't help.  So, it became my baby.  This experience has been nothing short of a nightmare and I am so glad it is over.  Almost.   We recieved the final printing of our yearbook today...and it is STILL screwed up.  This responsibility falls on the shoulders of me...yet it was mainly the production company.!  I can assure you they will assume no responcibility and will lay all the blame on me.  I can't control or change this fact.  But, I still feel like I let down my kids at my school.  I am defeated over this and I am angry and sad. 

May 24, 2010

Time for a new look...

Today it was time to have a new bloggy look.  I did it all by myself with a little bit of help from  hope you like it...if you do...go visit Shabbyblogs!

February 28, 2010

February 22, 2010

Beauty in the Common things:   Meg helping her sister read

Listen in:  Maddiepaddycakes reading to Meg...Meg being kinda bossy and maddycakes telling her to hush it!

Dinner:  I am sad to say it was KFC

Plans for the rest of the night:  grocery store and fold that last load of laundry!

View....its dark and cold outside...warm and snuggly in the house!

I am, or rather I should be getting my coupons in order and heading to the grocery store.  Its late and I had really hoped to do it today....but my migraine did NOT allow for that today.  Nothing on my to do list was done during the afternoon.  But, I am going to do some of it now.  After I go rock the baby to sleep.  It seems dad does not have the patience to do that!  more later!

A New Bloggy layout!

Beauty in the Common Things.... A New Blog Layout!

Listen in...the tv in the far background...and nighttime noises

View from the desk...clutter to be put away

Plans for the day...(tomorrow)  Mops, grocery shopping, last load of laundry, Heart sisters

Dinner...Not sure yet : ) I am tired and must sleeep.   My goal for this week is to blog everyday.  Tonight I looked high and low for a new blog background.  I am NOT computer savey...and I am so proud of myself!  How do you like it?  I wanted a more scrapbooky look...maybe in the future!   As for now, I am going to take a hot bath, read a little, and go to bed and snuggle with my awesome hubby!

February 18, 2010

Beauty in the Common Things:   All the kids bed, bathed, and in bed...without arguing

Listen in: Silence.  The fan in my office whirling

Plans for Dinner:  I made homemade Chicken and Dumplings....YUMMY.  The Diva said 5000 stars good.

Plans for tonight:   Bubble bath...and early bed.  I feel bad/ weird.  Just not myself today.

My most favorite people in the entire world!  The Pirate was not in the picture because he does NOT like snow!

The Diva and The Drama Queen before the Polar Hop

February 3, 2010

Love Language

Brent and I are going to read the 5 Love Languages By Gary Chapman together.  I am excited...him, well not so much.  Here's the deal.  We had this super fight on Saturday.  How come?  Because of spilled soda on the floor.  Not really a big deal...well it was, kinda.  Sooo...we argue, I cry...We talk.  And we came to the conclusion that we do not communicate very well.  Well...lightbulb moment. :)  I am naturally a doer and a giver.  Meaning...I do things for you....if you need milk, I am happy to go get if for you.  I like to tell you that you mean something to me.  I leave notes, and cards...yadayadayada.  I am not a natural huggy type person.  I have to make myself be that way.  I don't remember ever getting hugs from anyone other than my Mamaw.   So, last night I went online to and did the online Love Language Assesement.  Well...guess what my love language is?

Love Language Scores:

10 Words of Affirmation
9 Acts of Service
5 Physical Touch
4 Receiving Gifts
2 Quality Time

Interpreting and Using Your Profile Score:

The highest score indicates your primary love language (the highest score is 12). It's not uncommon to have two high scores, although one language does have a slight edge for most people. That just means two languages are important to you. The lower scores indicate those languages you seldom use to communicate love and which probably don't affect you very much on an emotional level.

Words of Affirmation

Actions don't always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important--hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.

Acts of Service

Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. The words he or she most want to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ you can see...I show love the way I best recieve it. I am almost a dead tie between Words of Affirmation and Acts of Service.   This also explains why sticky soda on the floor or a trip to the dry cleaner that didn't happen all upset me so much!!!!  I am very interested to see what Brent's score is!   This explains why words hurt me so mucha and how come I get so hurt when I ask for help and get ignored or get a I'm too busy.  I would be willing to guess that Brents is going to be quaulity time and touch.  We'll see.  We are also going to read the same book for our kids.  The Five Love Languages of Children.  It can't hurt to see what theirs is also!  I am very excited about this.  I did any stretch of the imagination have a good role model for how to be a good parent, wife, or mother.   I realize that I am showing so much of what I hated growing up and THAT is not a good thing! 

I'll let you know how it goes!

January 17, 2010


I did not set a New Years Resolution.  There I said it.  I really more like whispered it.  Why not?  Everybody does. Well, honestly....because I have decided not to set me self up to fail. I like systems and plans and charts and files...I like things to be organized and neat...everything has a place and everything in its place...  My life just doesnt work out that never, as a result...I am not resolving to do anything.  I am  instead going to make a list of things I would like to accomplish in the coming year.  I am not giving myself a time line...therefore I will not fail.  My list goes like this...

Read the Bible in 90 days.  (the reading doesn't matter if it takes me all year)
Complete Couch to 5K training...
Make menus and stick to them
Keep my house respectable
Take my kids to the park...often
Use my Museum Membership...often
Cut my Dr Pepper intake...(those that know me...know that it is ridiculous!)
Complete Creative Correction~ the Bible study
Lose 30 pounds
Go to the following places:   pick your own patcha "real" farmers market,  the wildflower farm
Make strawberry Jam...
sew the stinking patches onthe girls sashes for Girl Scouts
clean out my extra closet
get rid of the clutter crap in my house
make a budget and follow it to the penny!

So, we'll see  : )

January 10, 2010

How about some random pictures?

Autumn and I in Salt Lake City, Utah in November....Headed to the Twilight Mom's Convention....
don't was fun!  Plus NO KIDS!!!

The Drama Queen and The Diva on Christmas Day...Jumpingon the snow covered trampoline

Photography By the Diva at Universal Studios in Florida...we were waiting the
WhoVille Roller Coaster

The Diva and I at the Homestead Heritage Festival in...Elm Mott, Texas!!!

My girls and thier friend

Me at My Mamaw's house!

Way Back in the Day!!! I was maybe 17 in this one! At Monica's House!!!!

My College Roommate Laura and Me...1998

Ya, I'm Pretty crazy about these guys!  The patio at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Orlando!

January 3, 2010


Today a friend of mine posed the question...or rather the statement....a Friendship shouldn't be work.  A marriage takes work, compromise, and effort. Well all know that.  But, a friendship should be easy.  I started thinking about that.  I have a lot of friends.  But, only a few of them are really my friends.  You know the kind that know all about you and still love you.  Some have been there for you to cry on...Monica, for example was there for everysingle boyfriend caused tears that i have ever had.  Autumn was there for several of them.  They see you do stupid things.  They support you, encourage you, tell you how stupid your being, and still pretend to like the idiot you were crying over last week.  Those two know absolutely every thing there is to know about me.  I had other friends along that path...but they are the only ones still there.  My friendships with them are not work...they just are.  I have some friends here that are not work...they just are.  How many people say that about me?  I I a good friend?  Am I the person that they know they could call at three am because they had a fight with someone....and know I would answer.  Today I learned that not all friendships are created equal.  Some are work.  Some are not honest.  Some are onesided.  So now I must figure out how to move forward and be the type of friend that just is....and figure out how to balance the ones that are sooo much work.