Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What's been going on...

Last Thursday and Friday, I took some vacation days to spend with my kiddos at the end of their spring break. We had lots of fun.

On Thursday, Chris took off with us and we went to Lowe's and bought 14 more bags of mulch to put outside, more stepping stones and some solar lights. We came home and the afternoon consisted of putting all that stuff out and boy, was I sore the next day!

On Friday, Kristy came down for the next week and a half with her beautiful baby girl, Brecken! That morning was spent at the village in Star City. I had to go to Fuqua's so that Daphne and Michael can design me a couple of rings to go on either side of my wedding ring and to pick up my repaired Caerleon ring. I can't wait to see what they come up with! We ate at the bbq place, went to the leather shop for some shoes and of course, hit the bakery!! love it! The whole afternoon, though, was spent with Brecken and Kristy. Jackson and Lauren love going to Poppy and Janice's house (Kristy's parents). They are like a third set of grandparents for my kids. They are truly wonderful! We had a lot of fun, except that I was the brave one that clipped Brecken's fingernails for the first time. I get to the last finger and nick the poor baby. I still feel so bad! I hope she is doing okay!

Lauren and Brecken

Poppy pushing Jackson and Lauren, along with sticks, in a wheel barrow.

After visiting with Kristy and her fam, we stopped by the station to see Daddy. Here's Lauren acting goofy.

Pic of Lauren and Daddy taken by Jackson. Quick family pic, taken by Jackson.

On Saturday, I took the kids to the movies to see Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D. It was pretty good, but the best part was the 3D aspect of it! I don't think I have seen a 3D movie since I was their age! We then went to Red Lobster (my kiddos love it!) and then to Lowe's again to buy more mulch and more solar lights!

On Sunday, I put out the rest of the mulch and bushes and solar lights. (hope to have a pic up soon) It is looking better...trying to de-trailorfy (sp?) my house as much as possible!

Hope everyone had a great week last week!

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Weekend

The weekend started off busy and stayed that way. We have yet to open the Wii Fit that I just HAD to have ASAP, we haven't had time!! haha

Friday, I got the kids ready and we headed to the short, but sweet wedding of my brother and Patsy. We were there maybe a total of 30 minutes and then me and my kiddos met up with my sis and her family at Molly's and ate supper. My hubby was at one of his friend's houses and we stopped by for a minute and said hey. He is the stepdad to one of Lauren's classmates/friend, Kaelie.

Lauren before the wedding.

The new family

Lauren and Kaelie

Saturday, the kids and I came to town and then to Monticello to Walmart, Cato's and Payless. Went to Keepsakes to get a flag and they were closed. When did she start closing on Saturday?

Yesterday, I cleaned all morning and then went to Pine Bluff for the sale that JcPenney's was having (scored some duds for the munchkins) and went to Lowe's to get my rocking chair for my front porch and some of that red mulch stuff for the shrubbery that we have been putting out. We got 4 bags and come to find out, I need about 12 more! I didn't know! When I got home, we planted about 7 more plants, put the mulch out and burned a burn pile that has been sitting there forever. Needless to say, I'm tired and sore!

This week is spring break for the kids and I'm taking off Thursday and Friday. I know one of those days will be taking another trip to Lowe's for the mulch!

What did you do this weekend?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wii and Prayers

I got my Wii Fit!!! Thanks to everyone for looking out for one for me. I got it yesterday. A friend of mine's fiance works in Pine Bluff and they had 4 of them!! Jackpot! I haven't taken it out of the package yet, but we will be breaking it out tonight!

Maybe I can lose a few pounds!

My brother is getting married tomorrow night. They have only been dating six months, but I guess when you are 42, you know when you know, right? Please keep them in your prayers. The first year is the hardest, or so they say.

Also, a friend of mine just lost her mother two years ago this April 8th. She was only 49 and died from lung cancer. Now, her stepfather has been diagnosed with colon cancer and they will taking some of it out today. He should not have to have a colostomy when it is over, but we will see. They also are taking out his gall bladder because the doctor said it had a stone in it the size of an egg and that he didn't want gall bladder trouble in addition to the chemo. They also found some cysts on his liver, but aren't concerned about them as much as they are a different spot on the liver that they will be looking at during the surgery. Please keep her family in your prayers as well. All too soon, especially since it has been exactly two years right now that they were in the same hospital for almost the same reason and they have the same surgeon that her mom had.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Random Thoughts

Sorry for the lack of posting and thanks, Robin, for checking on me!! I just have had some very uneventful weeks and nothing to comment about really. Which is good in a way, because I sure do not want anything negative to happen!!
I really want a Wii Fit, but am having a terrible time in finding one! They have been sold out everywhere I look, even online. I looked at ebay, but those folks are smoking something, because they are WAY overcharging. I can wait, I suppose unless someone knows somewhere I can get one ASAP? :)
My hubby went to the doc yesterday (1st time he's been since we have been together-12 years). He was really hurting and I kept telling him it was a pinched nerve as it started in his back and went down his left leg. Come to find out, he has a bulging disc which is pinching a nerve and his blood pressure was 176/102. Not good. So he came out of there with a medicine to help with nerve pain, a blood pressure medicine and a med for his high triglycerides, which was in the 400's and they are suppose to be 53-104. He's 31 and smokes. The doc didn't even tell him to quit smoking, or so he says. He's not overweight either.
I'm tired of the cold and rainy weather here. Can't wait for the 70 something degree weather to start again!
We are in the process of mini landscaping the house. Mind you, this is all going to be done by myself and Chris, so hopefully it will look ok. Anything to get a little character to our outside. I wish you could by bushes and what-not full grown!! I'm impatient! haha I will take and post pictures when I have it done.
Hope everyone has a GREAT St. Patrick's Day!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Welcome Brecken!!

Congratulations to my friend, Kristy and her hubby Matt!! They welcomed baby girl Brecken Elizabeth lastnight at 1:30 a.m. via emergency c-section. She weighed 8 lbs exactly and was 20 inches long. I have a pic on my phone, but don't know how to send it to my computer! She looks like Kristy from what I can tell. Has her mouth, anyway. She is so cute!! Mother and baby are doing fine!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Melissa = Dancing with the Stars

Check this out!! Melissa is replacing Nancy O'Dell on Dancing with the Stars this season due to Nancy getting hurt.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Albino Dolphin

Has anyone seen this?

An albino bottlenose dolphin in Louisiana????

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Congrats Ashy!!

This is overdue, but Congratulations to MY neice, Ashley Reed for doing great with the madrigals at All State! Ashley got 35th Chair in singing! So proud of you and I love you!!!
This is one of her finer moments with cute as pie, Cody Poe!
No, she has not been drinking for anyone wondering!

Ashley Reed, a Drew Central Junior, shown on right, with the 2009 Arkansas All-State Women’s Chorus director, Amy Allibon. Ashley made 35th chair in the Women’s chorus this year. She performed in Hot Springs on February 21st, at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Although this is Ashley’s first All-State Choir experience, she has made the Southeast All-Region choir for 5 consecutive years. (picture and paragraph courtesy of Monticello Live.com)

Drew Central Madrigals scored an Excellentratings at CPA in Star City, enabling them to go and compete at theState Festival contest in April. This choir scored a Superior rating in the sight-singing portion of the contest. Left to right; Kneeling: Derrick Herman, Billy Wilmoth; Sitting: Regina Jacks, Mariah Gober; Left to right standing: Crystal Cundiff, Devin Horn, Ashley Reed, Alan Jones, Kyle White, Jake Wishard, Nicole Evans, Laken Moore, Lauren Horn (picture and paragraph courtesy of Monticello Live.com)


Bachelor....sucked! I had him up on a pedastal...single dad having a hard way trying to find love and to do what he did. I'm glad I knew last week is all I can say. LAME-O!

I can't believe that we got a touch of snow on Saturday night. My kids were super excited to see it, but disappointed that it didn't stick too much. On March 7th of last year, we got 8 inches and not but exactly a week before this time, we get a little dusting. Pretty exciting considering it was 76 on Thursday! haha

For all you Twilight fans out there, Need by Carrie Jones is a good book to read. It is a young adult book, but I read it in a day and it was good! She is writing a sequel to it right now as we speak, er, write, er read? haha

Lastly, yesterday afternoon I saw one of our cats with a mouse in it's mouth. I was thinking great, another dead something or other to sweep off the back porch. He brought up there by the food bowl and just left it. I think it was in shock because it just stood there in the same position for a while. Then, Lola comes up smells of it and then goes to the food bowl. While she is eating, the mouse decides to munch on some of the cat food as well. Crazy!! I thought how sweet and I'm just taking pictures and thinking how the food chain can really get along and do away with fighting. Awwww....

I go inside, put my camera up and watch a little tv. I start hearing a thumping noise on the back porch, I go to see what it is and there is Lola with the mouse in her mouth throwing it up in the air like a ball and repeating over and over. So much for the food chain getting along theory!