Friday, February 29, 2008

Dust Dust Dust

I have learned over the past few days not to start to many projects at one time. This week we are having a new heating/cooling unit put in. We also started a project a couple of weeks ago. This project was to give the girls a new look for their bathroom. The girls decided they wanted ducks. The big thing was deciding a color. The shower curtain is very girly looking. I want the bathroom to have some light colors in it and not be just blue and yellow. Courtney wanted a blue bathroom. I wanted them to have green. Finally we did a color in between and went with a turquoise blue. The bathroom needed quite a bit of work as far as getting the walls ready for paint. Kevin had to put sheet rock mud on the walls and then sand them. He did that this week.

Now back to the unit. The men has been working on it for three days now. Yesterday the one guy had to cut a hole to put the unit. So between that sheet rock dust and Kevin sanding the bathroom, my house is full of dust. The floors are horrible.

There is so much dust on them. I can sweep it up, and it still is falling. It is going to take some major cleaning this weekend. I will have to dust cabinets, walls, and clean the floor several times to make it sparkle again. Along with all that the girls have had to sleep on pallets in the living room. They could have slept in their rooms, but we was afraid that they would be to cold. The living room and play room both have wall gas heaters, so the girls have been sleeping in those two rooms. I have blankets and pillows all over the floors. I would probably not answer my door if you came to visit. Seriously it is bad.

I also have Kids Kloset that I have been working on. So Brooke's room is a huge mess with clothes all over the place.

I know there is no reason to clean until the guys are through, because it will get right back dusty.

I guess you all know how I will be spending my weekend. I can't wait to finish the girls bathroom. I will take some pictures when I am through.

Well for now, I guess I will go breath some more dust.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I had a GNO (Girls Night Out) tonight. It was fun. I forgot to bring my camera, so I don't have any pictures. I am sure the ladies was glad I forgot my camera. I had about 10 people show up and we enjoyed ourselves.

The body shop was the one who did the GNO. My feet felt so wonderful when I got through. We did foot massages and sampled different body lotions. For those who did not get to come you missed out, but Debra and Connie are doing a party so you can maybe make theirs. This party was for lady's only. No children or husbands was allowed. I had a very nice relaxing time. It was almost like a mother daughter party. It seemed like the people that came was mother and daughters. Everybody seemed to enjoy being at the party. I did good with my sales. Even if I had not done good, I enjoyed being with the ladies and having some girl time. Courtney came because her dad had a meeting at work. The party was at my moms, so Courtney could not stay by herself. Brooke stayed with my MIL. Courtney could of stayed but I thought she was mature enough to be at the GNO. I also did not want both girls to stay with somebody, because sometimes they fuss to much. Courtney loved it. Her feet got a massage and are now very soft. My feet are also very soft. Now I am off to bed.

My Funny Girl

Brooke is so funny some times. She makes me laugh and smile so much. Today some men was here working on our heat/cool system. They was under the floor. Brooke was at one of our vents. Suddenly she said. "That vent is talking. It said hello in there."
We figured she heard the men under the floor. Sure enough she did. The man told us later that he could hear Brooke talking and he said hello in there. I think Brooke really thought the vent was talking.

Today she was outside with her daddy, blowing bubbles. Kevin said the bubbles was going higher and higher. Brooke suddenly said, "The bubbles are going higher. They are going up in heaven with Papaw."
AWWWW how sweet. Brooke talks about her papaw a good bit. I wish she could have known him. He would have loved her so much.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Play Pictures

Puss in Boots. He was the main character. He was good.

Courtney and one of the characters.
The King and Queen signing Courtney's book.
Rosie, one of our little Chinese Friends.
The Ugly "Monster" as Brooke calls him. Brooke was scared of him.
This is Caleb.
If you notice Courtney's face in the picture it is very red. I am not for sure why it is red. It could be because right before I took this picture we had to leave through the doors where Caleb was at. Courtney had got almost all the characters autographs. She also likes to get her picture with some of them. As we was leaving I said, " Do you want your picture with Caleb?"

Courtney said "no way. I would never ask him for a picture of us." She got so flustered when I ask her that. As soon as we walked out of the door I told the gang to let me get a picture. Anyway, when I saw how flushed her face was in this picture, I did not know if she was hot, or if she was embarrassed.

In my earlier post, I said we had a great weekend. Here is some pictures from night.


Brooke and Austin enjoyng their food.
Courtney and Erica
The Gang at McDonalds
Telling Secrets
Austin and Brooke at the play.
We took the kids to McDonald's before the play Friday night. They enjoyed that. They must of all been hungry because I think they ate everything and then had ice cream after that.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

First Time

Austin Clowning
Enjoying the picnic.

I am behind on posting. Austin stayed with us a couple of weeks ago. The weather was so beautiful. I told the children we would go on a picnic in the back yard. Austin was so excited. I fixed sandwiches and different things. As we walked to the back of our land I felt sadness and happiness. I was so happy to see the children so excited about the picnic. Austin's excitement was the happiest of all. I got sad when he said " I have never been on a picnic before."
I felt so sad for him. Austin has had a rough 5 years. His mom and dad are not together any more and it has been so hard on Austin. When he told me he had never been on a picnic I felt so sad. I told him in a joking voice that we needed to get his mom and dad for never taking him on a picnic. I got so upset and my sister and Austin's dad thinking about that. I mean Austin is five. He should have been on many picnics. I told him I would take him to the park someday and have a picnic there. Austin was so excited.
Austin adores my girls. Brooke thinks Austin hung the moon. She loves him. She says he is her best cousin. I love Austin also. I just get really upset when I think of what he has had to go through because of other people being so selfish and thinking only of themselves. I hate divorce and separation, but I think if it happens that the parents should try to get along for the child's sake. The child did not ask to be brought into this world and they certainly did not ask to be separated from either parent. I don't care what sacrifice a person has to make, I think they should do what ever it takes to get along for the child's sake. I have saw to many children hurt over divorce and separations. Did not mean to get on all this.
I am glad that Austin had his first picnic with us. I plan on giving him more fun memories this summer if things work out.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

What a weekend

We had a really great weekend. We are wore completely out, but we had fun. Last night we took the girls to a play. They loved it. They took a friend with them, so of course they liked that.

Last nights play was called "Puss In Boots" Fantasy put it on. We enjoyed seeing it. Brooke got really scared when the Ugolin came out. He was one ugly creature. I have some pictures, but have not had time to download them yet. Brooke was ready to go home when this ugly creature came out. She kept saying, "Is the monster coming out?"
He was not a monster, but he did look pretty scary. During intermission, I took Brooke to the bathroom. She was so scared. I could not help but laugh at her. She said, " I'm scared of that mean monster. Is he going to come out again?" "I not like him." The whole time she is saying this her voice sounds very scared. Then her voice changed and she had the sweetest little voice and she said, " God in Heaven will protect me." I was truly amazed at Brooke. Some of the things she says is so grown. I hugged her and told her it was just a play and that nothing was going to happen to her.
I also got a good laugh out of Courtney. One of Courtney's favorite characters was in the play. His name is Caleb Grissett. Courtney has thought this guy was so cool from other plays. When she found out he was going to be in the play she was so excited. Of all things Caleb played the Prince. When Caleb came out to do his part I thought Courtney was going to fall out of her seat. I looked down at her and she was doing the little girly laugh that girls do. She was also so flushed. I had to remind her that she was to young to think about boys. Of course she says, " I know that, but I still think he is cute."
I don't want Courtney thinking about boys at this age, but I have to say that I know it will not be long before she is at that age. She is so mature for her age. Most people think she is 13. Her daddy has done said that his shot gun will be loaded, and her curfew is 9:30, and she is not dating until she is 30. LOL Of course I have to remind him. "Sweetie you was married at 18." Of course it is a different story when it is his daughter.
We also had a play that we went to tonight that was GREAT. I am to tired to tell about it. I am off to bed. More later

Thursday, February 21, 2008


God has not promised skies always blue,
flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God has not promised sun without rain,
joy without sorrow,
peace without pain.

But God has promised strength for the day,
rest for the labor,
light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
help from above,
unfailing sympathy, undying love.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Night Time

Last night I let the girls sleep in the living room. We thought they would stay warmer this way with our central unit being out. We have a wall gas heater in the living room. Brooke could see into my bedroom. She would say " I see lou" (She can't say you)
I would wave at her and blow her kisses. This is our conversation.
Brooke " Can I sleep with lou?"
Me "No you have to sleep beside Courtney or in your bed."
Brooke starting to whine, " I want to sleep with lou"
Me " This is mommy and daddy's bed. Mommy and daddy sleeps in here, and you sleep in your bed or beside Court."
Brooke very sweetly says. " Can I share your bed with you?"
How could I resist that? I did resist it. Even when she started to cry. I quickly told her she gets to sleep by Courtney. Brooke finally got quite and went to sleep. She only cried for about 5 minutes. I had decided that I would put her in our bed if she kept crying. Shhh don't tell her that.
It was very hard for me not to go get her and cuddle with her when she said "Can I share your bed with lou?"

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Negative thoughts into Positive

We got our Durango back yesterday, but I have to take it back today. :( The warning light for the airbags is coming on. The Durango looks beautiful. They did a excellent job with it. Hopefully this airbag light can be fixed quickly.

Last night Brooke woke me up because she needed to potty. He little legs was like ice. I figured she must of kicked the covers off. I tucked her back in and put her blankets back on her.

Kevin and I was about to freeze last night. Kevin kept trying to get close to me, to get warm. We did not think much of it. Kevin is working today so he had to get up at 6:15. He came into the bed room and said "The reason we are cold is because the central unit is not working." It was 60 degrees in the house. Different thoughts was running through my mind. What are we going to do was the main one.

I was trying to think positive on this situation. Kevin quickly turned on our wall units. We have two of those so that should heat the house unless it gets into the teens.

The weird thing is we have been considering getting a new central unit because ours is to small for the house. In the summer it will be 80 degrees in the house and the air conditioner is running full force.

We had decided we would just hold off another year or so before we did that. Money is a big factor in this. Kevin had prayed for us to know what to do. I had prayed a little about it. I guess it did not concern me as much as Kevin.

When our heat system went out this morning Kevin said maybe that was God showing us, we needed to go ahead with a new unit.

Of course the devil wants me to think of the negative and feel down about this. I guess I am feeling low because I wanted so bad for this to be a good year, and so far things just have not been good. I had the wreck and almost totalled my vehicle. Things with my sister and her family has been so stressful on me. I have had some sickness that concerned me this year. Now the heating unit has gone bad. I feel like this is not going to be a good year. I mean it is February and so much has went wrong.

Yes, I know it could be much worse. I guess I need to think of the positive. I have two healthy beautiful children. I have a wonderful husband who loves me with his whole heart. I have a place to lay my head at night. I have food to eat. I have my parents still. There is so many blessing I have that I need to not let these little things bother me so bad. My mind goes to several situations lately that makes me realize I just need to be thankful. The past few weeks there has been several funerals of people we know. The past few weeks tornadoes have touched down and destroyed peoples homes and killed people. The past few weeks some persons child has been sick. The past few weeks there have been babies born who did not make it. The past few weeks there have been wrecks where people died or was left paralyzed. The past few weeks there have been school shootings where people lost somebody they loved. The past few weeks somebody has been told that they have this disease and there is nothing the Doctors can do. The past few weeks somebody has been told they only have 6 months to live.

I never meant to post these things, but God just came to me so strong as I was posting about the Durango and the Heat system. Those are little things that can be replaced. Yes, it might be hard financially but God will not fail us. I think about the bible verse where God cares for the birds, but he cares more for us. I can't think of the exact scripture right now, but I know God will get us through all this stuff. God can help us to think positive in a negative situation. I also started thinking about Bro. Moncrief's message about God being our divine supplier. God is our divine supplier and he will not fail us. No matter what our situation is in life we can depend on God and he will supply our need. God don't give rain checks, he supplies. I listened to that CD a couple of weeks ago, and I must say it was GREAT. I think I might need to listen to it again. Those that did not hear that message it would be worth buying the CD. I was going to listen to this while I cleaned. Well I just had to stop cleaning and start writing notes on what Bro. Moncrief was saying. I might try and listen to that again today.

I feel better just putting all this down.

"Thanks God for helping me to turn negative into positive."

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I'm loving it.

Coming down the slide. Look at that smile.
Having Fun.
Taking a break.
Is she day dreaming?
Striking a pose.
"This is fun mom."

I'm Loving It. I think that is the Mcdonalds saying. We took the girls to McDonalds on Friday. It was beautiful outside. Kevin and the girls enjoyed their burgers and nuggets, and I enjoyed my Sub Sandwhich. (thought you might want to know that Kelly)


Eating Pizza
Clowning around
I think this was like 1:30 in the morning.
Courtney had a couple of friends over for a sleepover. They seemed to have a good time. I was a little worried, because sometimes two is company and three is a crowd. The girls did good. Brooke had her cousin over to play with her, but I forgot to take pictures.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bubble Girls

Where is the bubbles?

Courtney blowing bubbles.
Brooke blowing bubbles.

There it goes.
"Look Brooke, They are going higher."

Blowing Brooke a bubble.

We have had some pretty weather the past few days. The girls enjoyed blowing bubbles. Brooke would live outside if she had a bed out there. LOL That girl loves the outside.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Prayer Request

For those that can pray, please pray that we will get our Durango back soon. It is really starting to get old. We was told that in two and a half weeks we would have it back. It has been 5 and a half weeks. Kevin went and spoke to the man today and the man got really ugly with Kevin. The guy was yelling at Kevin and saying "We do it right when we fix a vehicle and you want it right don't you?" It got very ugly today. The guy handled the situation very bad. Thank the Lord for salvation. Kevin handled it like a saved man.

Supposedly they found more problems when they put it on the rack. The steering is messed up. I am not sure what all is going on, but we really do need our vehicle back. It just makes me so sad that they did not total the Durango. $10,000 worth of damage and still finding more things wrong. If you can pray please pray that God will work all this out as quick as possible.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Do I have Friends

O.K Guys, I know I have some friends out there. Why don't you guys tell me when I spell something wrong? My eyes have really been bothering me lately because of some medicine I was on. I normally spell check my messages, but for some reason lately I have been doing them so fast and just have not took the time to proof read.

My dear, sweet husband is kind enough to read my blog and say "uh you spelled write wrong. I mean you spelled it like wright, but no you spelled it wrong. I mean it is write, not wright."

O.K are you guys confused.

He is also kind enough to say "it is no not know, or it is know not no."

He is also kind enough to say " you spelled restaurant wrong." I say no I know how to spell restaurant. I spell it and it is correct. I then look on my blog to see that he is correct and I did spell it wrong. See now he has got me where I say correct instead of right.

Are you guys as confused as I am? Oh well at least somebody is kind enough to let me know. Thanks Kevin.

Melanie don't you laugh at all this. You know this American girl can spell...... LOL That is a joke with me an Melanie. We will keep that our secret.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I am so happy with this picture. Melanie did a wonderful job with this. Brooke had been blowing bubbles and I took some pictures. I found this one so neat how she was watching the bubbles as they went higher and higher. The only problem was I could not see the bubbles in the picture. Melanie added those for me. I think it is so cool. Thanks Melanie.

Growing up

Brooke looks about 4 or 5 here.:(
This is the dessert that the guys from Guadalajara's Mexican Restaurant brought Brooke for her birthday.
Brooke digging in. YUM YUM!!!!

Courtney's Poem

Courtney was sitting down last night and she said "Mom, I want to write a poem for Valentine's Day."
I said, " Well, write one." She got busy, and within 10 minutes she had written this poem. I think she did a great job.

Valentine's Day

Somewhere in the skies above, there is a day we all love. A day that is filled with love and care, a day that everyone can share. We pass out cards, hearts, and flowers, a day we can share through all twenty-four hours. That day is called Valentines Day. We can all laugh and play, because it is such a fun filled day. We are so sad when the day ends, but we can’t wait until next year, when it begins.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Sweet Girls


Deep Conversation

A toast to you.
I think Brooke lost her cup.

Beautiful Girl

The girls have been pretty sweet to each other lately. I find it so sweet to see the girls playing together. Brooke wanted Courtney to play dress up, so they did and of course I had to snap pictures. I thought they both looked like two beautiful Princesses.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

On the menu: Rat-a-chewy

This is the year of the rat in China. Click here if you want some rat chewy. It is sorta gross, so be warned.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Opinions on Dell

Anybody out there got a Dell computer? If so let me know what you think about it. If anybody has had one, let me know your opinion also.
I have had two HP's and had trouble with both. I use virus protection, but for some reason something messes with my computer and the thing goes crazy.

Sweet Melanie

Check out the sweet slide show from Melanie to Brooke. If you like it leave Melanie a comment and let her know. Melanie is just like everybody else....... She loves Comments.
Don't forget to click the music for the side show.

Monday, February 04, 2008

If You Give a Mom a Muffin

Does this sound familiar???

If you give a mom a muffin, She'll want a cup of coffee to go with it. So she'll pour herself some.The coffee will get spilled by her three year old. She'll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she will find some dirty socks. She'll remember she has to do some laundry. When she puts the laundry in the washer, She'll trip over some snow boots and bump into the freezer. Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper for tonight. She will get out a pound of hamburger. She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With a Pound of Hamburger.) The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail. She will see the phone bill which is due tomorrow. She will look for the checkbook. The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two year old .She'll smell something funny. She'll change the two year old. While she is changing the two year old the phone will ring. (Of course!) Her five year old will answer it and hang up. She remembers that she wants to phone a friend to come over for coffee on Friday. Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup. She will pour herself some. And chances are, If she has a cup of coffee, Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it. Written by Kathy Fictorie Based on If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Gross or Gross

With my husband working in the medical field, we have to listen to some pretty gross things. I used to have a very weak stomach. I could not handle you talking about some things. I also used to be easy to pass out at the sight of blood or needles. When I married Kevin I had to pretty much get a grip and get used to the stuff. The needles I had to get used to when we went through IVF.
Kevin can pick the worst times to bring up this gross stuff. He has already turned me and my parents away from Guacamole. I don't know if that is spelled right, but the green stuff that you put on your taco's. You can only imagine what he said that looked like. Me and my family loves Salsa. As soon as we start to eat it, Kevin says stuff like "You know what that looks like?" Of course we say "We don't want to hear it."
Kevin laughs and will say that looks like the stuff my patient threw up the other night. My dad has got to the point that he says "Only Kevin would say that."
I get so upset with Kevin about this, but he laughs and of course he gets everybody around laughing, so I laugh and try to hold my food down. His latest comment about got me. I was eating a salad and really enjoying it when Kevin says " You know what that reminds me of?"
I am like, " I don't want to know."
Kevin tells it anyway. "One of my patients that I had to intubate the other night had ate salad and he had threw up and there was tons of little pieces of salad everywhere. "
That was the last straw. Kevin knew if he said another word that he was going to have to sleep in the dog house. LOL I don't think I got to enjoy my salad after that.
I can tell you these things now because I am not eating. I just hope you guys are not eating as you read this. Now somebody like Kelly could handle it with no problem. She loves for Kevin to tell about all the hospital stuff. One night Kevin was telling us about how somebody came into the ER and they had to crack his chest to try and save his life. Kevin was telling us how he got to see the heart actually beating. I can't remember if they saved this guy or not. Anyway, Kelly is sitting there taking it all in and wishing she could be there to. Not that Kelly likes gross things, but she finds it neat and interesting. Kelly can handle anything. How did I get on Kelly????
Back to Kevin. Well as I said Kevin can talk about anything and not get sick. He can eat a meal and talk about snot, poop, or anything that he has to deal with at the hospital. All this backfired on him. We went out to eat with my sister to this restaurant. My sister ordered some fried mushrooms. They brought them to the table and Courtney thought they was hush puppies and she was going to eat them until her dad spoiled it. Well her dad started saying "If I wanted to eat fungus I would just scrape it off of somebody's foot." He was trying to gross us out. Well like I said, it backfired. I have never saw Kevin get sick, but I think he finally about lost his food. My sister and I was eating our fried mushrooms. When we bit into them they did look pretty nasty. Kevin looked at the mushroom. I will not even tell you what he said on this one. It was pretty gross though. Well I was determined he was not going to ruin my dinner. I bit into my mushroom and pulled out the inside and dangled it in front of Kevin. Kevin looked a little green, and he was not to happy with seeing this gross mushroom that reminded him of something. I had no mercy. I would take the mushroom and bite it and dangle it so Kevin could see it. Finally I had to stop, because I was going to have to sleep out in the dog house.
I have decided that when Kevin starts talking about hospital stuff I am going to bring up the mushrooms. Maybe that will do the trick.