September 02, 2010

Snores, bored to tears, and loving class.

This week was my first week back to school since May.  I wasn't sure how I was going to handle it.  Let me explain.  The past two semesters that I have been back I have taken two classes.  Well this time I am taking three.  This one extra class doesn't seem like it should be that much extra on my plate.  Oh but it is.  You see this one class took me from a part time student to a full time student.  I now go 4 days a week instead of two.  I have to depend on my husband to be home from work early two nights a week so that I can make it to my 6 o'clock class on time, for some reason none of my professors this semester allow tardiness.  I just can't fathom why not. (Yes I can, I am being sarcastic!)  My main struggle this semester is going to be my Geology class.  First of all it is the time that I should be sitting down with my family eating the delicious dinner that I spent the last hour preparing. Second he is a real snore!  The man starts a sentence, stops for a long pause he may even leave the room, then begins again. Only he may not be speaking about what he started to explain.  In his defense he did tell us on day one that he is not a teacher he is a Geologist.  Yippee for me!  The other two classes are Micro Computer Applications, this class bores me to tears, just ask my friend Sheila she hears about it constantly.  Then after a 5 min lunch there is US History Since 1877.  Now this is my favorite.  The professor is awesome, he tells stories and really gets you into learning.  It really does help that I love history.  After all I did visit a civil war museum and battlefield on my honeymoon.

August 26, 2010

Welcome to 7th Grade.

Today Punk #1 brought home a letter that asks the parents to write a note to the teacher.  The teacher wants to get to know our child better and would like to know them from our perspective.  What a great idea.  So here it goes:

Ms. C,

I am the proud parent of Punk #1.  She is my pride and joy.  As she gets older it is amazing to see her and remember her as the precious baby that she used to be.  Today she is a beautiful young lady that shares her emotions and feelings proudly.  She tends to be on the loud side and is passionate about her views.  She loves to read and analyze the story behind the book and relate it to her own life. As her parent it is difficult to keep up with her as she is so advanced that it seems that I am talking to a short adult, she is wise beyond her years.  She does have a lot going on in her mind and heart that weighs heavily on her so please be patient as we try to work these things through.  I know that you will enjoy having her and please pick her brain and keep her active, or just a warning you will have a "Chatty Cathy" on your hands.  Good luck this year.


August 19, 2010

This tear I shed for you...

Punk #1 Summer 2010
Next week my oldest punk goes into the seventh grade.  I sit here in complete awe of where the time has gone.  She has grown into such a beautiful young lady;  I am so proud to be her mother.  I am at a loss of words to describe the emotion that is going through my heart every time that I see her,  this summer I watched as my baby grew into this beautiful Christian woman right in front of me.  Her maturity and intellect surprises me whenever we sit to have a conversation.  The fact that I can be silly and ride the cart in Wal-Mart or sing at the top of my lungs and she only laughs is awesome.  I love that I do not embarrass my daughter.  I want her to be fun and silly as well as, a well mannered lady.  So next week I will probably shed that tear for my girl, this is harder than her going into kindergarten.  Who would have thought?

May 12, 2010

Princess and A Queen

Sunday was Mother's Day and Caitlin's 3rd birthday.  I am used to sharing holidays, we all seem to have our special day around some sort of holiday.  Because it is important to children, ok everyone, to have people present at their birthday parties we decided to host the Chuck E Cheese party on Saturday instead.  It was great, there was screaming children, green frosting on the Tinkerbell cake and a large rat!  Best birthday ever! I am happy to say there was no hooker fairy present this year. Then we all passed out and it was Sunday.
Mothers day.  I waited and waited no breakfast in bed, but Dimples did do the dishes.  Score!  We went to my in-laws for the day, we decided that there was no way we were trying to fight the crowd for lunch (or dinner) so my FNL bought mud bugs and we had a boil.  I LOVE crawfish, the girls well... they love the little lobsters.  Hey we go with whatever gets them to eat, did you know shrimp is chicken? Me neither, but it works. 
After lunch Caitlin got her big girl bike and we went for a walk.  It was short lived, she is currently scared of her bike, that she picked out.  We are still working on that. 
 Hope that all of you mothers had a great day.

April 26, 2010

Cowboys and a Ranchers' wife.

This past weekend we went to Stillwater OK to meet my online BFF, The Pioneer Woman.  The preparations that consisted of a state inpection and an oil change each with their own drama, were so worth the fights of broken DVD players and lost keys.  Enough for a different post.

After a 10 hour drive to Edmond, arriving at 1am to my oldest sisters house, we put the kiddos to bed and hung out.  It has been altleast a year since our families got together.  Longer since Punk #1 got to join us.  The next morning we got up had eggs and bacon that my bnl cooked and headed out the door for Stillwater OK, home of Eskimo Joes!

After the best cheese fries in the world (picture wouldn't load) we headed out for our OSU apparell shopping, since you can't find it anywhere in H-Town.
3:00pm was the book signing with The Pioneer Woman at the local Hasting.  We got there about 3:30 and the line was all the way at the back of the store.  When I stepped into line and dropped my purse getting ready for the long wait, the girl in front of me turns and says, " I think you were just in my store."  Sure enough we just purchased 3 shirts from them and for the next 3 hours they were my best friends, besides P-Dub!
Mr. Dimples was so nice to do a Sonic run for us while we waited.  As we mosied our way through the line, I learned that my new friends are also quilters.  YEAH! We talked about different patterns and found quilting magazines to look at.  It was so much fun.  When we were on the last leg of the line, right by the cafe rounding the corner we spotted this gentleman.  Poor guy his wife must have been in line.
Yes you see that correctly, he is wearing sunglasses at his laptop. The best part... he is asleep!  Even my flash didn't wake him. So now I get to meet Ree....
Hey my new friends are making her laugh!  See they are good people! Ok now it is my turn,
Look we are friends!
The rest of the weekend was a bust!  I mean seriously what else could compare, this was better than meeting Paula Deen, yep I met her too ( not at the same time), see:

But I did learn how to set the timer on my camera, balance it on a rock with a drop off of a few hundred feet and take a family pic.

The End, for now.

April 22, 2010

Playin' catch up

Caitlin- Peek-A-Boo!
Wowie - you are too big for the wagon!
Huggie- Cheese!

At BlueBell Ice Cream Factory
Free Ice Cream after the tour.

Hi Y'all from Paula Deen!

February 17, 2010

Tag Your It...

I read this link through a friends blog today, and I believe that there are many other parents in this world that need to read it too.  So I am posting this link for you today so that you can pass it along to your friends too.

Striving to be content and holy,

January 28, 2010

Letters to Great Grandma

Today punk #2 learned about writing a letter and mailing it.  When we got home from school today she asked me if she could write her name and mail it to her Great Grandma Dodo.  She loves her GG Dodo (so do I).  After writing her name backwards and sideways several times #3 joined in the coloring project too.  Then she let me address the envelope and stuff their pictures inside, with a short note explaining the letter.  Here are some pics of her and #3 walking to the mailbox and mailing her letter.
"Muahh! Dodo, I love you!"

January 25, 2010

Party Weekend

This past weekend punk #2 had her 4th birthday party.  We choose to try out Chuck E. Cheese this year.  Hoping that it would be a cheaper choice than having it at home.  I know that sounds backwards, but if you think about it it makes sense.  Having the party with Chuck E. we did not have to provide food for all the adults and there were about 15 of them in addition to the 15 kids.  Well as it turns out we were right!  Love it when that happens.  So to those of our friends to come to the parties they will all be done this way in the future! There will be more pictures to come.  I have some of our favorite highschool youth minister playing games while his baby girl watches from a stroller.  And some of daddy riding the games with Lilly.  She had so much fun. And I hope that everyone else did too. 
Happy Birthday Babe! Love you, Mom and Dad.

January 22, 2010

Hello Assignment

This week I started the second semester of my freshman year of college.  I was told to write a paragraph describing me and my interests.  After writing and reading it back I kinda like it.  It is simple, just like me.

A title of a married stay at home mother, of three girls, really doesn’t leave much to the imagination. That is exactly what I am. When I was young I “accidentally” got pregnant with my first daughter, Natalie was born June 18, 1998, and she is now eleven years old. I made the decision that I was going to keep her and raise her with her father. When she was two we divorced, and went our separate ways only to cross paths when Natalie was involved, I was only 18 at the time. The next few years were the hardest of my life. I was trying to be the mother that Natalie needed and the daughter that my parents taught me to be. Being a single mother did not leave time for much or money even if there was time. Those years I didn’t have many or any real friends. Time passed as it always does and I found myself waiting table at a local bar, never expecting to find my husband and my best friend. Joel and I married when I was twenty-two, in 2004. The following year found out that we both lost a grandparent and we were expecting our first child together. Lillian was born January 18, 2006. Six months later we found out we were expecting again. Talk about a whirl wind marriage. There was never time for us. Caitlin was born May 9, 2007. This past year I decided that it was time to make some time for me and return to college to finish my extended education. Having three children, two of them toddlers, does not allow a lot of time for me. I am only taking two classes a semester on a full grant. Adding two days a week to my schedule has literally left zero extra time. Our days and nights are booked every day. My family and I host a small group on Saturday nights and attend the same church that I have been a member of for the past seventeen years. On Mondays I quilt, and wish that I had more time and money to support that ministry. I look forward to graduate, in about six years, and hope to follow three of my seven siblings and graduate with honors.

January 14, 2010

She is wrapped in pink ribbons and a highheeled big deal!

It wasn't that long ago that I was complaining to my sister that I didn't have the greatest of friends.  Actually at that time I didn't feel like I had any real friends.  In my circle I was the first to have a child, then the first to marry and then to have more children.  I was just in a different place in my life than my single friends.  It is amazing the way that the Lord works.  Now I have the greatest friends that are in the same stages as me or have already experienced them and are mentoring me!
Tuesday, my friends Kay and Ellen met for a fun day of fabric and quilt supply shopping.  We walked all through JoAnn's the visited my local shop Time Treasured Quilts.  When all finished and ready for lunch we headed to Which Wich for lunch... and I have now had that for 3 meals in the last 2 days!  Love it!
Yesterday Kay came over for some mommy quilting time.  However our little ones did not really feel like playing they wanted to help us or watch us.  It amazed me, and made me laugh a little, how Kay can sew her strips together with her youngest on her lap!  I just had to snap a picture.

I want to take the time to say Thanks Kay and Ellen for being just what I was looking for.  There are more and I would like to tell you about them little by little.  Come back for more about my friends.

January 04, 2010

Hello Visitors!

Lately I have noticed a lot of visitors from places that I have never been, nor do I know anyone that lives there.  So I would like to take the time to say,
 " Hello, thank you for dropping by and reading my blog.  I have been kinda lazy this past year and my resolution is to be a better blogger this year.  Please come back and check in on me randomly and feel free to post a comment.  Tell me a little about yourself and how you came to know about my blog."

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