Friday, May 30, 2008

Summer Time!

Wednesday, a friend from church had a funeral she needed to attend so Jess and I volunteered to keep her girls for awhile. They are the cutest things and sit right behind us at church so we are pretty familiar with each other. The oldest one is 3 and the youngest one is getting ready to turn 1. Let me go on record to say the we had a great time-BUT...3 is a whole lot different than 1. I really didn't realize how tired I was until they all left. We did have fun and I am glad that we were able to help. I know how it is when you need a sitter and can't find one! I am going to try and post some pictures of the girls playing and swimming. Jessica loved having someone around to play with--Sorry, NOT HAPPENING! She have to settle for friends!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

With all the swimming, movie going, cook outs and family time that went on yesterday, I hope everyone took time to think about, thank and honor our service people who give willing of their lives to give us the opportunity to live in a free country. We, no doubt, live in the best country in the world and so many times take our freedoms for granted. Let's be sure that everyday, and especially on holidays, the we remember all the ones who and served and died for us!

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Monday, May 19, 2008

An Accident or Just Stupid???

This past Saturday was going along just fine! Jessica had decided to take a mid-morning nap, so I thought it would be a good time to clean my whirlpool tub! Started the water, put the cleaner in, now I have to do is wait on it to fill up to the jets!! In the meantime, Jess wakes up. We went to the restroom, got some juice, you know, the "mommie" things we do!! Guess what I forgot...the tub was running! A few minutes later I went to take something into the bathroom and there were bubbles coming over the top of the tub! I ran in, to turn off the water, not knowing that the water was already all over the floor. Long story short...Kenny and I spent 2 hours-reasonalblely short-at the emergency room! No broken bones, but a nice gash on my elbow and super sore! Yesterday was rather painful and today is better, even though I am still VERY careful with my left arm. My guess is it took the blunt of my fall. It is still sore and hard to bend but I think it is getting better. Since I am trying to type this with one hand I am going to close with no further comment...I will leave those up to YOU!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Quick Post

Just a quick blog to let you know Jessica got her mouth guard today. We went to the dentist this morning and she let her put it right in. So far, she has not tried to get it out and it doesn't seem to be bothering her too much. Hopefully, we will be able to use it when she starts grinding her teeth and maybe we won't have to use it long! That's our may or may not work like we all have it planned! Have a good day!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My New Car!

Mother's Day 2008

Birthdays, Mother's Day...EVERYDAY!

We have had a very busy last week or so. On Friday, my Dad celebrated his birthday. Kenny, Jessi, Kristen and I took Mom and him out for dinner. We went to Red Lobster and really had a nice time. Samantha had a dinner at school that Karen and Ervin had to attend so we just had to make do with the ones we could get there. Walker had to work until 8 pm and there was no way I was waiting until 8 to go to eat with Jessica! Sorry, Walker! Saturday we had a luncheon at church for Mother's Day. Mom had planned on going but Samantha's soccer team was playing in the state play-offs, so Mom and Dad went with them! (They got beat :() The luncheon was very nice and afterwards, Kenny, his Mom and sister and Jess and I went to Lowe's.

Sunday, I got up to my coffee ready and a chais lounger for my pool! Love it! I am sure it will come in handy as summer is coming on-QUICKLY! We had lunch at The Holton's with a pretty small group. It was a great dinner through. Then we came home and Jess and Dad swam for a few minutes before heading back to church.

Monday morning, I took Jessica to school and a little later, Kenny and I headed to town to look at a car. It was a used one that we had heard about. Our Jeep was about to "eat us alive" with gas going up every day! We were looking for an Altima or Camary. After looking with no success, we had lunch and started home. We decided to stop by the Nissan lot and look. The had a nice looking used Maxima and of course the sales man told us we could get in a new one cheaper. After looking around, we found a new Altima that we liked and the money was better. With a cheaper interest, and just a couple of months more than we owed on our Jeep, we are in it. It is so nice. It has every "bell and whistle" you can imagine. It gets 15-20 more MPG than our jeep so that was the biggest whistle for me!

I am going to try and post some pictures, and hopefully I 'll be able to get them up soon. Hope all you Moms out there had a get day Sunday! Our Moms our special people and I think we don't fully appreciate them until we are Moms ourselves!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


During my walk down memory lane, I forgot to include several things that highlighted last week for me: 1)Laurie got to come over from Montgomery and she honored us by spending some of her valuable time with us. We always enjoy having her here and just wish it happened more often. Thanks, Laurie! 2) Last Thursday, I got to go an see the newest member of the Dawkin's family. Audrey is another one of my former students and I am so happy for her and Donald! Avie is beautiful!!! 3)And last but certainly not least, Sara Jackson and Samuel Norman both garaduated from college on the same day! I know their parents are very proud-and glad all 4 of their children have now graduated! I am really proud for and of Sara! A husband, 4 kids and now, finally a college degree. I say-even if you continue to stay at home and be a great Mom, you can be very proud of yourself for your latest accomplishment!! Congratulations, Sara!!

Time Marches On...

Isn't it funny, how as a child, we look forward to something and it seem like it takes FOREVER to get here. Now, as a "grown up", it seems like one year is gone before I can even start writing that date on a check! That is how it seem to me with school years. First off, I can't believe that in 13 days Jessica will be out of school for the summer. She loves school so much that my only salvation will be our pool. That may be the only things she enjoys more. As a teacher I was always counting the days down until MY a Mom, I as counting down the days until Jessica is home 24/7! Not that I don't love her and I love watching her and swimming with her, but school days are sure nice for Mom to get things done!!!

And speaking of time flying, how about "my" Kindergarten kids having a 10 year reunion! I vividly remember those little ones coming into school-how cute they were! Now they are all grown up and I am very proud of the men and women they have become. As a teacher, you can only hope that you play a small part in molding the life of your students and alot of K-5 teachers never get to see their classes grown. I am lucky to live around so many of the children I have taught over the years and to see them grow into adults with good work ethics, happy lives and active members in their local congregations really makes me proud. I remember the first time Matt lead singing for the church at Central on Sunday AM and I have to tell you I sat there and cried! I love all you guys!!