Friday, October 31, 2008


Today...October 31, 2008...I have been at my job for three years and am loving it as if it was the first day here!! How many people can say that? That they love their job and never get tired of it. Odd to say, but when I first started here, I didn't even want to be off on the weekends because I liked it so much! hahaha

We had a pumpkin carving contest here (at BCMC) today and we entered these two pumpkins:
I did the spider on the left and Chris did the Dracula on the right. He got second place and I got fourth. The lady that won did the pirate ship from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Yesterday, I went with Lauren's school to the Pumpkin Patch. She had a blast!! Needless to say, we were all exhausted by the time we got home!
This is when she finally arrived off the lovely school bus:
Her and her friend, Maddie:
Lauren and a few of her classmates after they picked their pumpkins out:
They have the house put together, anchored and ready for the water, septic and electricity folks. After that, they can finally come in and finish it so that we can move! We went to look at it yesterday and this is the back and front of the house so far....

AND...I finally got to see what my bathroom looks like!!

Wanted to end the post with this picture that Jackson tried to take of himself and one of the carved pumpkins this morning!! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


So many yays today! First, I get to go with Lauren to the Pumpkin Patch tomorrow and she is super excited. The forecast DOES NOT call for rain this time, but you never know!

Chris and I went to our land lastnight to see what all they have done. Both sides of the house are there (doesn't that sound horrible?) and the back side is anchored. We went inside so I could see how beautiful my view is from my kitchen and dining area. I will try to take pictures when I go up there today. We have an open area with pine trees to the back and you can see a hint of the pond! So pretty! Chris just wanted to make sure he could see the deer when he puts his deer feeder up. Crazy man. We have two small oak trees right outside the kitchen window. Chris is meeting the electric people up there this morning to decide where to put the meter loop and night light. The water line installer/septic tank man is to be up there and start on Friday or Saturday. It's slowly but surely coming together! Can't wait! Chris seems to think that we will be in and settled by Thanksgiving, which is exactly 4 weeks away as of tomorrow. We shall see.

Can't wait for Twilight!!!! Comes out November 21st, which will probably be the weekend we are moving with my luck...that's ok! I can wait if that is the case! :) I think I am going to go ahead and reread it. I never reread a book, but these books are the exception!

Hope everyone is having a great week!.

Monday, October 27, 2008

House and Halloween Party

Let the Halloween festivities begin! Yesterday was the first of two Halloween parties that we attend every year. The kids were soooo excited to get dressed up. Jackson was Ironman and Lauren was "Skeleton Girl"! haha Very weird, because another brother/sister combo were the exact same things as my kiddos! haha They had tons of fun. We also went to see High School Musical 3 yesterday and it did not disappoint!! LOVED IT!!! I will be purchasing the soundtrack!

On Friday night, I took Chris to see our "house" and I took a few pictures. They aren't the best as it was dark outside and especially dark in the "house". They are moving the first half to our land right at this very moment and then the other half tomorrow. YAY!!!
The Dining Room going out to the back porch:

Kitchen:Part of Laundry Room:

Our Bedroom:

Second View of Kitchen:

Back Porch:

I couldn't see the Master Bathroom, the kids'rooms, spare bedroom and part of the living those pictures aren't on here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Our House

Well, our "house" is in! Thanks goodness!! The kids and I went over yesterday to look at it. We couldn't see Jackson's, Lauren's or the spare bedroom because the doorways were covered with heavy plastic and our bathroom was the same way (bummer, because I really wanted to see it!) We are going back over this afternoon so Chris can see it. I will take what pictures I can for anyone interested in seeing them on Monday! We have the keys to it. They are going to move it to our land on Monday or Tuesday of next week. I can't wait to get this roller coaster ride going. Once it gets moved, we have to get the electric set up first so that the finishers can come and put it together and fix everything. We have to get a plumber to run the water line from the meter box to the house and then the water company has to come and inspect the line and THEN they will put the meter in our meter box. And, of course, the biggest headache of all...the septic tank. I say headache because it is so freaking expensive and some of the installers that we have had out there have complained about the dirt we have. There is only one guy that did not and he is who we are going with. We have clay dirt, which apparently does not soak in water and even though we have an exemption from the Health Department on not having to get a perk test, some of the others wanted us to have the perk test done anyway. Of course, they all know a guy that does them and it would be an extra $500! NEGATIVE!! We are going with our exemption and I'm not trying to give someone extra money because that is so and so's friend. :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Maybe by Monday, I will have seen High School Musical 3!! I'm a nut, a kid at heart and Lauren can't wait to see it either!! Next week is full here! If you live around Warren, feel free to come to the hospital. My organization (BCMC Benevolent Fund) is holding a Book Fair for a fundraiser. I help low income patients receive help with their medications and I need money to be able to help them at the pharmacy, so it is for a very good cause. It will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fall Swap

Robin hosted a fall swap...this was right down my alley!! Like I posted before, I love fall decorations!! My partner was Kami Taylor. She doesn't have a blog, but I hope she knows how much I LOVE my package!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Thanks Robin for hosting and thanks Kami for a great swap! Can't wait to get in my "house" and get to decorating!!
p.s. please disregard the mess in the background, I took this in my car! :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

My Road

Finally, my picture of the road that leads to my new house (someday). Hopefully we can get the show rolling this week.
We went yesterday and met with another Septic Tank man. He was $150 more than the last one. Decisions, Decisions...

Friday, October 17, 2008


First of all, I had taken a really neat picture yesteray that I wanted to share. Forgot the ol' camera at home though. Wasn't anything special, just how pretty I think my new road is! haha We weren't even thinking, but we have to buy a meter loop before the electricity can be turned on. DUH!! Those aren't cheap either...we will be broke by the time this house stuff is over!! They did put our meter box in and are just waiting on us to put a water line in. I talked to the lady about our house and it is definately not going to be here this week...I would assume not considering today is Friday!! Anyway, she said that she would know more on Monday about a definate time. They are still "building" it right now and they are "building" it in Alabama, then they have to drive Monticello and then to Pansy....ARGH! Maybe end of NEXT week she said. Please pray for us! A septic tank man is meeting me at the land on Sunday to look it over and give me a quote. We already have one quote and are hoping that this other guy is cheaper. If you know of anyone that installs septic systems around here, please let me know.

On to the whole Scentsy thing....have you guys heard about these? I may be behind, but I have purchased one of these and can't wait to use it!! The scents they have to choose from are massive and smell soooooo good! I got Sweet Pea Vanilla, Autumn Harvest and Juicy Peach. I have had a warmer from Partylite that the wax went in the top and you burned a tealight under it...but tealights run out so fast...this just plugs in the wall and on you go! I ordered the bronzy looking one at the top right there. They have tons of different ones to choose from though!

I have added the followers gadget to my blog too....if everyone wouldn't mind signing up!! :)
I wanted to share this photo...thought it was hilarious!
Also in copying Shelley, Rosjuane and Tiffany....ask me anything and I will answer to the fullest of my ability!! This is fun! :) (nothing anonymous, please!)
My post has been up for a while and I guess no one wants to ask me anything!! :)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

OH MY!!!!!

This morning on my way to take the kiddos to school, we came to an intersection. There was no one but me going straight (south) and a school bus (#5-driver John Berry?) that apparently was going to go straight (east) to the right of me. I go and am in the middle of the intersection when the idiot bus driver, who apparently doesn't have eyeballs, decides to go ahead to coming within 2 feet of hitting my Lauren, who is in the back passenger side, head on!!! I swerved as much as possible to my left (thank goodness no one was coming), the bus keeps on keepin' on and nicks my back right bumper. I stop in the road (still on the left hand side) and get out getting ready to talk to this idiot driver and the bus just keeps on driving like nothing ever happened!!! Never even slowed down! ONE-they didn't see me at ALL, TWO-they didn't want to deal the repercussions...either way, I called the bus shop to talk to their supervisor who is out until tomorrow. I called the Superintendent's office, who is out until Monday, but gave the story to his secretary and then I called to the police department and gave a statement. WHAT THE CRAP??? Of course, I was balling and skwalling (sp?) when I was on the phone with the school folks, but my little girl and ultimately my little boy, depending on how hard/far the bus would have hit us, could have been hurt severely or killed!!! The bus was loaded with kids too. Scared to death and furious...that is/was me. What sucks and infuriates me more is that nothing will probably even be done.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Toy Sale

If you know me very well, you know that I am a "Black Friday" (day after Thanksgiving) shopper. I go every year and am in Pine Bluff by 5:30 a.m. This time is getting to be later and later every year as more stores keep opening even earlier. Eventually it will get to where the sales start at midnight. This would be better for me!! Anyway, Walmart announced it's toys that will be $10 for that glorious day. They are as follows:
Bakugan by Spinmaster
Barbie and her dog, Tanner
Barbie Mariposa (butterfly-winged) (this is already $10)
Doll Stroller
Fur Real Newborn Animals
Hot Wheels Trick Tracks
Hot Wheels Beast Bash
Littlest Pet Shop VIPs
Play-Doh Ice Cream Shop
Tonka Light and Sound Vehicles
I always go to Walmart last and they still have most toys left over. Walmart is the biggest madhouse they day after Thanksgiving!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Weekend

This weekend, we went to my sister's house and did the whole Family Get Together thing. My brother brought someone for everyone to meet. I already know her and work with her. After most everyone left, my neice's friend, Cody, started acting goofy! My brother had brought over a sack load of jewelry that my grandmother had decided to give away. My aunt and cousin went through it first and got the good stuff and then my stepmother went through it and got what she wanted, so my sis, nieces and I got the crap that no one else wanted. When I say crap, I mean crap and she had sent some old purses too. Cody decides to go in and try the stuff out!

This is my neice Ashley acting goofy and posing with Cody. I told her she looked completely smashed in this photo! (she's not)

Here is Lauren with Cody...she loves Cody!!

Yesterday, we went to look at everything that Chris and his dad did at our land and decided where we were going to put our driveway. I'm excited. Just starting to get anxious and want everything to hurry up! Easier said than done, I know. Chris trimmed the Oak trees and cut down a lot of the fence. We then drove to the country store between Woodlawn and Pine Bluff to look at their carports. Since we were so close to Pine Bluff, we went and got Arby's for lunch!! Love the Arby's!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Progress is being made in the whole "house" thing. They came yesterday and dug holes and poured concrete with anchors in them so that when the "house" gets here, they have it anchored in concrete. I think this is just the beginning of a headache (that is worth it) to come. Day before yesterday, I had to drive to Woodlawn to pay $450 to get a water meter put on the land. We had to flag where we wanted it, they come and put a meter box and then we have to run the line ourselves. It has to be a certain pipe and so many feet from this and so many feet from that and when you are done, they have to come and inspect what you did. Then, when the "house" is there, we have to call C & L and get the electric going...that is $286 plus extra for us because we want the lines under the ground. The septic tank man can also come and that is $3300. Then we have to insulate our water pipes and change out any pipes on the water drains that do not have the "u shape". We also have to get gravel up there for the driveway. THEN, we have to wait on the finishers to put our "house" together and fix any cracks in the sheetrock, cabinets, etc. I am one of those people that wants everything done at one time. I know I can't plant shrubs or anything until spring and I want to landscape it. I also want 3 or 4 Bradford Pears on either side of the driveway, a front porch, a garage of some sort and a storage building. Is that too much to ask? haha Most of this will probably have to wait until next year...funds are getting low after all the stuff we HAVE to get.

You can look at the bottom of my page for the new Twilight Trailer. So excited!!!

Congratulations to Wade and Debbi Christiansen!! They found out they are having a girl!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Little of This, Little of That...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am already tired of this political scene. Anyone who knows me, knows that I was a Hillary kinda gal. I don't fancy either one of the candidates now, but will be voting for the one that I believe isn't going to kill us considering he is probably an insider for a certain terrorist group. Might sound crazy, but that is how I feel. Anywho, I wanted to post the below video. You can watch it or not...either way is fine. I see both politicians points of view, but I vote for Anarchy! haha

Erica and Dena have both done the yearbook thing and I couldn't help but do it myself!! So funny!
1950 ~ I look kinda cute! haha
1968 ~ My mom graduated in 1973 and this sooo looks like her!!! haha

1984 ~ WOW!!! talk about feathering!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Weekend

This weekend was supposed to be our 10 year high school reunion, but since "they" changed it to Halloween weekend, we didn't have it. My friend, Brittany, came in as she had already booked her flight and now will not be able to come in when they are having it. We got together with our kiddos on Saturday and enjoyed some Pizza Hut and park time. I wanted to try to post a pic of us together from back in the day (I do have a really funny one from 3rd grade!), but seeing that all my pictures are in storage still, we will just have to post the one from Saturday. Her little girl, Ruby, will be one on November 1st and she is ADORABLE!! So sweet! So here are some pics from our day:

Lauren took this one of us. She did a pretty good job!
We are rockin' the glasses!

Jackson had my camera and decided to take some pictures of his own.

Also, Lauren started dance class about a month ago and yesterday, she wanted me to take a picture of her in her practice outfit.

P.S. Beverly Hills Chihuahua was a disappointment to me. It wasn't very funny. Maybe I was expecting too much..I definately could have waited until it came out on DVD.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Today is Homecoming in Lumberjack country. Although we suck this year, the school still has a lot of spirit. Today was black and orange day so I had to take pics of the kiddos again. I remember Homecoming when I was smaller. I was always so excited to go to the game and have my mum on. Now, I look back and think how retarded it is to spend THAT much money on a mum with ribbons and charms hanging from them only to be packed away for years or thrown away! I will get Lauren one, of course, one day when she decides she wants to start going to the game. Tonight, though, we are spending Homecoming watching Beverly Hills Chihuahua! I can't wait!! I'm just as excited as the kiddos! Movie looks so cute!

Lauren also wanted me to take a picture of her new shoes. I do have to say that I like them and want a pair just like them for myself! haha

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Thank you to everyone for the uplifting comments about our house!! I very much appreciated them all! I'm so glad to have my friends and blog friends!

Today was CRAZY HAIR DAY at school since this week is Homecoming. Jackson and Lauren had to pose for a few pics before school today! Jackson's hair isn't so crazy, he likes to wear mohawks all the time (doesn't he, Corie?!) but we couldn't find one can of colored hair spray in this town and I wasn't going to drive to Monticello just for that. :) You can't tell much about their hair in these pics, but Lauren has about 6 pony tails around her head.

Corie and Diesel came to visit for a bit the other day. I couldn't resist taking some pictures of the D-Man...he is adorable and has grown so much!! He is walking and running everywhere and my kids loved it because he could keep up with them. :)