December 18, 2011

Consider this our Merry Christmas Letter.

WOW! It has been a very long time since I have blogged anything.  Let me give you a quick update.

Still in school
Kids still crazy

yeah that covers it.

Lilly started kindergarten this year and is loving it.  She is really growing so much. Mrs. L tells me that she is really quiet and shy and I just have to look at her as if she is speaking of aliens.  My Lilly is not quiet! From the minute she walks in the door she does not stop talking or singing until it is time for bed, even then it is screaming that Caitlin won't leave her alone.

Caitlin the exact opposite from all my other posts about her.  Not sure if I told you, but she was diagnosed with ADHD, now do you see why I have been gone for so long, we have decided not to medicate.  She is in a half day pre-k program at Lilly's big girl school and is thriving.  Now that she is going 5 days a week and our schedule seems pretty regular she really is doing so much better. Not even one phone call from the teacher, SCORE!

Natalie started 8th grade this year and is in all advanced classes.  She makes me so proud every day.  She has really grown into a young lady that isn't afraid to stand up for herself and make known what she is expecting.  We are working a lot this year about respect and what it means and how it is shown.  Again, I am really proud to be her mom.

Dimples and I are about to celebrate our 8th year of marriage in January.  Oh how I love that man.  Ok enough of the mushy gushy stuff.

This upcoming February my sister K, Natalie and I will all be running the Galveston Mardi Gras 1/2 Marathon! I am so excited and a little scared.  I really don't want bloody toes. EWWW GROSS! Please visit my page with DetermiNation to read about my goals and to help support Natalie and me.  K is on her own, I will win! Just kidding we are all going to cross that line together. Holding hands. Because we love each other.

I will really try not to be gone for so long this time.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


February 16, 2011

Relay for Life

My Reason to Relay
I am participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life because I want to make a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer.

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer, either through their own personal battle or through someone they love. 

Every day, the American Cancer Society is helping us stay well by preventing cancer or finding it at its earliest, most treatable stages. They assist families in finding the best resources to help their friend or loved one deal with a diagnosis and their journey to get well. The American Cancer Society is also rallying communities (like ours!) through events like Relay For Life, to fight back and find cures for this disease.

Please join my team or make a donation to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together, we can help make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life!


February 12, 2011

What? Don't you play this way?

Saturday is soccer day in the No Shame household.  Today was picture day and I am already pretty sure I will be disappointed in the quality of the shots.  Well, I was standing on the sidelines when they were taken and there were no cute little poses. You know the ones like they have 1 foot on the ball, or sitting with 1 leg extended holding the ball... nothing! These cuties were just told to stand there.  UGH, no wonder they want us to pre-pay!  Anyway back to the fun story, Lilly has a little friend on her team that she also goes to MDO with.  We will call her E since I completely forgot to get permission to talk about her on my E's mom just go ahead and sign off on that with a comment.  Thanks.  E and Lilly are both pretty little girls, so they were both put in the goal box.  Look closely and tell me what is wrong with this picture? 
This is what I was talking about with that creative title of mine, What? You don't play this way?  They are holding hands. They pretty much stayed that way until the end of the game.  THIS is what makes losing the game worth it.  Might I add they make a great team, they blocked 2 goals this way.  When taking a break, for that coveted juice box they don't watch and cheer their team. They sit on the sidelines and giggle with each other.
Now these are the pictures that are worth buying!  One more just for a parting gift, a thank you for reading my blog and enjoying my girls half as much as I do.

February 11, 2011

This week...

has been a total blur.  Between the weather roller coaster and the many hours that have been put into school.  Just this week alone I have discussed Greek Art way more than I ever thought that I would and still have to write a 500 word essay and take an assessment.  This weekend will be the perfect finish to the whirlwind week.  Tonight I will be dressing punk #1 for her Valentine's Day dance, watching my nieces until my brother in law gets off work, then picking up my punk from the dance.  Tomorrow morning is soccer pictures, practice and the game.  Tomorrow evening I am supposed to be attending a going away party for my dear friend Amber.  Oh yeah just remembered that #1 has a sleep over to attend tomorrow night also.  UGH!!!! does it ever stop? Don't answer that!!!! I am begging you I know the answer already just don't want to face it. To top it all off I have a Biology test on Tuesday and yet again I have no idea what she has been teaching the last two weeks.  She is a really tough professor to follow.  Wish me luck.  Goodbye!

(and just great I deleted my awesome signature trying to add this PS.... dance pics will be posted later)
<3 Becky (I know it isn't nearly as pretty, just accept it and move on, I have.)

February 02, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

just because I am tired and we may lose power at any random time.

I love this girly!

January 27, 2011

By no means

did I mean any disrespect.  Let me explain.  I am not good in math or science, hence the reason my major is considered a BA not a BS.  12 years ago when punk #1 was a new born I attempted my first round of college Biology.  The problem then was that:

1. I was too young.
2. A new mom.
3. working a full time job.
and last, very huge reason so don't miss it...

4. I was in a Biology class for science majors.

I think we all know where this is going.  I did pass but it is not transferable so I am retaking this class this semester. For non-majors this time, thank you.  Now that I am older and want to learn and have educational goals I am already doing better.  Ok back to the respect or lack of, Tuesday is our first test.  I participate in class and really do understand what is going on in the lecture.  I take notes and read the chapter passages so I feel as though I am prepared.  Labs on the other hand no.  I have a difficulty applying what was lectured to the lab.  So today when we were doing a lab about water properties and hydrogen bonds (pictured), I got frustrated because no matter how many times I read the material it just wouldn't sink in.  Something about 70* water being chiller than 70* air, yes I get that, but how is that different/ same for metals vs. the human body.  So when my professor was attempting to explain this to me all she was doing was re-reading the material and underlining it for me.  So I just gave up and wrote on the lab what she said as the explanation.  At the end of class she asked me if I understood.  I honestly answered her, "No, so I am going to go home and read the chapter and study it." She just waved me off.  Then about five minutes later she asks to speak to me privately.  She took my frustration with myself on not understanding hydrogen bonds personally and felt that I had a negative attitude towards her, and that is distracting to other students.  Really? My frustration that I simply stated that I was going to go home and study for, also set up a study group with my lab partners for the test on Tuesday is negative?!?  How about that girl that talks the whole class or the other on the is texting?  Aren't they distracting other students and disrespecting you?  I am no confused by hydrogen bonds and the definition of respect.  I did not use a condescending tone, it wasn't her fault that I didn't understand it, she explained it over and over.  So we talked about it and she apologized for misunderstanding me. If this is the way the second week of class is going to go this is going to be a LONG semester!



I have been really working on this blog this week and for the most part of not had much to do with the facebook world.  So I have recently had it pop into my head if I really want to continue with my wall.  HMMM.  There are pros and cons for both sides.  I really do enjoy having my "friends" and family at my finger tips, since they don't all read my blog, it has been easier to keep in touch with them this way.  However I also am a realist and I know that I don't really have 179 friends.  With that last statement, I really only converse with a few people there on a daily basis.  Of those few they all have my phone number, know where I live and I think that they even read this, so again I post the question why do I still use it?  I think that as my own little experiment I will see how it goes the next few weeks and how I feel about it then.  I am a woman after all I can change my mind anytime that I want.

January 26, 2011

just wondering...

I have a lot of things on my mind lately, so feel free to answer if you know...

1. how do you get pencil off of the TV screen?
2. how do you get sharpie off a bedroom door?
3. why can't i have two copies of my drivers license, debit card, school id, etc? (for my backpack and purse)
4. why is blogger so uncooperative today?
5. is weird to ask all my friends to pitch in for a maid instead of buying me a birthday present?
6. Am I the only one that liked loved Black Swan?
7. is 7 a weird number to leave these questions? I mean it is not a round pretty number like 1, 3, 5 or 10.
Ignore that last one, I got another one...
8. Why does FB keep messing with my pictures on the top of my profile,  is there a lock button? I like them the way they are!!!


January 25, 2011


Just in case anyone noticed all the changes yesterday, sorry about that.  I am back to looking for backgrounds, learning how to use the headers and also after a long ordeal and tutorial both online and on the phone with my friend Kay I now have the really cool font! 

Last night was a long night.  Dimples and I didn't make it to bed until around 12:30am and somewhere around 4:30am punk #3 decided that it was time to pee the bed again.  That is the second time this week and it is only Tuesday.  Punk #1 is sitting on the couch drinking a cup of coffee when I finally make it down at 6:24am.  It will also be a long day.  As it is 7:31 right now and I have to jump into a hopefully warm shower to begin my full day at school.  Thank God history is my first class!


January 24, 2011

Now I know, and you do too.

I have been wondering why I can't seem to find the time to blog, but I can find the time to build an entire city on Facebook?  Well I finally figured it out.  Before I was on FB blogging was fun, this was my way of telling everyone what was going on in our lives.  Dimples didn't mind the blogging, because I would simply put my entry out there and that was it.  FB that is so different.  Now with an update every ten minutes, mine or someone else, FB can take up the entire day.  And since I was on there constantly updating or commenting, I let my blog go and just told myself I was too busy to do this anymore.  Alright well I was lying to myself. I usually only reserve that for housework, but this one slipped in by surprise.  So I am going to try this for a while, blogging again to tell you the funny little things that happen in our home or the not so funny right now, but will be next week; like the infamous egg incident of 2011!

January 20, 2011

Full load and I was called an overachiever!

It seems that I try to get this thing going at the beginning of each semester and then it never gets rolling.  Well I am here trying again.  A new semester a new year.  I have 13 hours this semester 3 face to face classes and 1 online class.  I had my first American Lit class last night and it was wonderful.  I love reading and learning so what better way to go about that than American Lit.  My professor is also on the Honors Committee so we had a little chat about that.  So for the very first time in my life I am going to attempt Honors.  Not only with American Lit but also with US History.  That means there will be 2 research papers written this semester as well as the regular work that is required.  I guess in other words I am letting you know up front that I might not actually get this rolling again this semester. But do you really blame me?

January 19, 2011

Why I started this thing!

All right already.  I started this whole blogging thing when I felt like I couldn't take the "fun adventures" that my Lilly was sending me on.  Well that sweet little Lilly is now 5 and learning to read.  Now it is Caitlin's turn.  She is 3 and a half and I am on my ledge again.  Just this morning she snuck out of my bed, where she is every morning, to rummage the fridge.  To my horror and surprise I found a dozen eggs cracked with a fingernail file in the office carpet!  Thankfully it is semi-winter so it won't stink.  I love my children all of them!  But this child really has a way of keeping me on my toes, or I guess I should say on my knees.  I pray daily that whatever it is that goes through her brain that it will stop!  The pediatrician even suggested that we have her screened by a Physciatrist.  All that did was send us down a road filled with different prescriptions and sleepless nights.  Oh and a full 48 hours of obsessed painting.  I honestly think that the hardest part of all this is that my family doesn't think there is anything wrong.  She is just difficult.  This discussion only leads me to feel like I am a terrible mother.  Just being  honest here.  I know that I am not a bad mother, I do have 2 other children that show this, but I still feel this way because as far as we know there is nothing wrong she is just difficult so that means the problem is me right?  So anyways back to the original statement I started this thing when life was difficult with Lilly's potty training hoping to find the humor in the things that she did.  So I am going to try this again.  I just hope that I am not too tired to see the humor this time around.

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