Monday, December 19, 2005

Honk if you love Christmas!

Oh my gosh...this town is a ZOO!! I made the mistake of taking the kids to Wal-Mart tonight and it makes me remember why I try to go when they are at school. They were pretty good but it was so crowded that they were stepping on me and once Reid ran over my heels with the cart....OUCH!! I remember doing that to Mom! HA Sorry...I know now that it hurts.....really bad!! Of course, every aisle they wanted something forgetting that X-mas is right around the corner. It's so hard to teach your kids the true meaning of Christmas. They just see presents and that ok because I want them to always believe in HoHo but I also wish that for once when we go to a store that they don't beg for things.....keep dreamin' right??

The traffic is also CRAZY!! I think I got honked at 3 times today. Nothing bad but when you are at a light people don't even give you time to put your foot on the gas before they honk at you to go. PATIENCE PEOPLE... :) It really drives me nuts. I hate the horn..HA Then there are the sweet drivers that will let you in and wave if you let them in as to say Thank you!! :) I love those people! HEE HEE

I am really getting close to being done with all my shopping. It really is fun and I really do love the hustle and bustle but tonight I am tired......kinda like my Mom said...I'm too pooped to pop!
I think the kids will be excited this year. Macy is really understanding it more and is really excited about getting presents from Santa. She wants a dog...or a baby sister.. :) I told her Santa doesn't bring things like that....especially sisters. HA Last year she was excited about the boxes and tissue paper and this year, I have a feeling, will be all about the toys! :) Reid is excited too and of course all his items are a little more grown-up and it makes me sad! This might be his last year to believe and that REALLY makes me sad. My baby is growing up.

Tomorrow is Reid's class party. They are making Gingerbread houses.....that ought to be real messy. He is excited about not having any homework this week and getting to wear his Santa hat to school. He had to have one when we were at Walgreens the other day. (see??....had to have) It looks too cute on him and I'm sure you will all see it soon because he is too excited about wearing it at Nana and Poppi's house on Chirstmas Eve.

Today was Macy's class party. When I picked her up she had green icing ALL over her shirt, face, pants and hair. They made ice cream cone trees. They were too cute but does green icing come out of clothes?? HA... Of course, they were supposed to be decorated with candy but Macy had already eaten all her candy off and her tree was bare....just some of the green icing was all that was left. She also was so proud because she made me a candle holder...very cute. When I opened it she was so eager to see how I was going to react. I think I did everything but do a cartwheel.....I think she wanted a cartwheel. HA

I need to go get some party bags ready for tomorrow.....I hope everyone has a good week and I hope you don't get honked at while you are out shopping!

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Anyone know where I can get a Texas Longhorn Vince Young jersey???? many more shopping days until X-mas??? I'm stressing out!

Friday, December 02, 2005


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did. I love getting to be with family to visit, eat, go walking, and SHOP SHOP SHOP!!! I loved watching Matt, Bubbie, Reid, Troy, Matt and Kyle playing football!! I loved getting to play with, kiss and hold baby Jack. I loved helping in Nana's kitchen.(it gets crowded in there....until dishes time) I loved seeing all the guys (and Kathy... hahaha) taking naps in the living room. I loved sitting on the front porch and visiting with all the girls. I love that my sister and I went on a walk together. I love that Jody is the Underwoods lady. I love that I got to go to the Abilene High game. I love that Bubbie, JD, Troy and I laughed all the way to Waco and back. (how do you remember all those jokes?? HAHA) I love that I got to go with Jenna to see Hollie and Riley. I love holidays at Nana and Poppi's....I love the memories that we make that we will have forever! Can you tell I LOVE my family??!!

I have gotten some of these "Get to know your friends" things and I thought instead of emailing them I would post them...they are fun. I love getting them, Boy, am I in a loving mood tonight!! HA HA HA

Do you wish on stars? sometimes....depends on my mood, I guess.

When did you last cry? yesterday while watching Oprah about girls in Ethiopia....very sad. I can't believe things like that actually go on in other countries.

Do you like your handwriting? I guess...somedays it is better than others

What is your favorite lunch meat? Honey Ham or turkey

When is your birthday? May 20, 1973

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE

Would you ever go bungee jumping? don't know....i'm a little chicken sometimes

What is your favorite cereal? anything that will lower my cholesterol.....I guess Cheerios

Do you untie your shoes before you take them off? yes, i do! :)

Do you think you are strong? I'm not doing Boot Camp for nothin'! HAHA

Shoe Size? 7 It used to be 6 until I had Reid and it went to a size 6 1/2 then I had Macy and it went to a 7!! CAN YOU BELIVE THAT joke

Red or Pink? Pink.

Who do you miss most? my nephews

What color pants and shoes are you wearing? blue jeans, no shoes

Last thing you ate? Jason's Deli...or as Macy calls it...Jason's Jelly

What are you listening to right now? David Letterman talking about Oprah!

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? pink or somedays red...I like blue too....

Who was last person you talked to on the phone? My sissy...I love ya

Favorite Drink? Diet Dr. Pepper or Minute Maid light Mango ...GOOD!!

Favorite Sport? Baseball and football...I guess whatever my boys are watching!

Do you wear contacts? no.....I'm proud to say....20/20 :)

Favorite food? Spaghetti with garlic bread

Last movie you watched? Walk the was very good! Gotta love Reese Witherspoon

What is your favorite day of the year? I love when it is fall and I can open my windows and feel the cool breeze.....and of course...CHRISTMAS!!!

Scary movies or happy endings? happy endings, of course

Summer or winter? Fall and summer....I love when the pool opens!

Hugs or Kisses? both

Favorite Dessert? my moms cherry fluff

What books are you reading? Sisterchicks.......its cute

What is on your mouse pad? Minute Maid Park....GO ASTROS!!

What did you watch last night on TV? nothing...I had a cookie swap to go to... well, I did watch the news and some of nick at night and then I fell asleep

Favorite Smell? Xmas candles burning

Favorite Sounds? my kids playing

Rolling Stones or Beatles? Beatles.

Furthest you've been away from home? Paris, France

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Out of the mouths of babes

Today while walking to the car after picking Macy up from school I was reading one of her many papers. This was a little interview her teacher gave the kids about things to be thankful for.....

What I am Thankful for
by Macy

On Thanksgiving day I am thankful for: Mommy and Daddy and Granma?
My moms name is: Heather
How old is she: 1 year
My mom smells like: Flowers
She likes to eat: Hamburgers
The thing my mom cooks best is: French fries
What I like best about my mom: earrings
If I had lots of money, I would buy my mom: Ice Cream
My dad's name is: Troy
How old is he: 8 years
My dad smells like: poo-poo
He likes to eat: hamburgers
For fun, my dad like to: wrestle
My dad's job is: making money
What I like best about my dad: he plays basketball

OK...I know what your thinking. No, Troy doesn't really smell like poo-poo. HAHA! Isn't that the funniest thing. I had to go back into her classroom and talk to her teacher. When she saw me walk in she started laughing. I was so embarrassed but she assured me that Macy wasn't the only one who put that word on their paper. That still doesn't make me feel any better about my potty-mouthed child! HA! She says that because Troy and I always fight over who's girl she is... I always say to her that daddy is stinky and she is MY girl. I never dreamed she would say that at school! I guess I need to be a little more careful of what I say. Anyway, I just thought you might need a good laugh!
And by the way I do cook more than just hamburgers and French fries.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Live well, laugh often, love much

I've been following the story of Kyle Lake, a preacher from the University Baptist Church in Waco, who was electrocuted and died last week while performing a baptism. It was such a tragedy....I just can't believe that something like that could happen. WHY?? I feel so much sorrow for his family. He was married and had 3 small children. I just can't even imagine the pain that they are feeling right now. Please help me pray for healing and comfort for the Lake family and also for the UBC family. From what I read he was a vibrant man whom everyone loved, a true man of God. They say he had a gift for preaching and bringing people to Christ....especially in the college community. I just wanted to post one of the things he said in his last sermon that I found on the website. Even though I didn't know him, his words really touched my heart and I wanted to share it with you. Sometimes we take life for granted and forget how precious it really is and how everything around us and everyone in our lives are truly treasures from God. I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed week.........


Live. And Live Well. BREATHE. Breathe in and Breathe deeply. Be PRESENT. Do not be past. Do not be future. Be now. On a crystal clear, breezy 70 degree day, roll down the windows and FEEL the wind against your skin. Feel the warmth of the sun. If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE. Get knee-deep in a novel and LOSE track of time. If you bike, pedal HARD… and if you crash then crash well. Feel the SATISFACTION of a job well done—a paper well-written, a project thoroughly completed, a play well-performed. If you must wipe the snot from your 3-year old’s nose, don’t be disgusted if the Kleenex didn’t catch it all… because soon he’ll be wiping his own. If you’ve recently experienced loss, then GRIEVE. And Grieve well. At the table with friends and family, LAUGH. If you’re eating and laughing at the same time, then might as well laugh until you puke. And if you eat, then SMELL. The aromas are not impediments to your day. Steak on the grill, coffee beans freshly ground, cookies in the oven. And TASTE. Taste every ounce of flavor. Taste every ounce of friendship. Taste every ounce of Life. Because-it-is-most-definitely-a-Gift.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

We still love the 'stros

Well, all the World Series HOOPLA is officially over! I'm really pretty sad about it! I was hoping that the Astros would have done a little better than they win was all I was asking that SO much!! :) Reid and Troy have been a little sad but they are still Astros fans...that's all that counts, right??

Last week our neighbor came over and asked Troy if him and Reid wanted to go to game 3 of the World Series. (are you kidding me??) He told Troy that he had bought them for some clients and it fell through and he wanted to give them to us....can you believe that? I wish I would have had my video camera out to film the expressions on the boys faces! I don't know who was more excited. We never in a million years thought they could ever go to the World Series! Reid had asked if he could go but when we told him how much the ticket were he understood why we couldn't! I was sad because I couldn't go so I kept asking Reid if he was sure he wanted Daddy to take him and not me....he WAS sure! :) Anyway, the rest of the week were smiles and cheers about getting to go the game. When Tuesday arrived Reid said he thought school would never be over! He was so anxious about getting to go. I guess they left around 4:30 but before they left I took their picture like it was the first day of school. They held their tickets up and everything! It was cute...haha I told Troy to make sure he took pictures of them when they got to the park. I'll have to try to post them later. He did a really good job taking pictures and even filming a little. He is definitely a scrapbookers husband! :) I have to get Ashley to help me post the pictures because I haven't figured that out yet! :)

So, they left for the game and that is just the BEGINNNING of a crazy night :) After they left Macy and I decided to stay outside an play. It was a beautiful first! I guess about 30 minutes went by and my friend Lacie called. We were talking and she asked if we wanted to come over. As I was talking to her I went to my front door to go get my purse and the door was locked. WE WERE LOCKED OUT! Of all the days to be locked out of the house. I called Troy and he was just getting to the field. He couldn't come home and bring me the keys because for one he just paid $30.00 to park (can you believe that) and second they would miss all the fun stuff at the beginning and Reid put his foot down about that said we could just stay outside! :) Well, my sweet friend Lacie came to pick us up and take us to her house. She had to feed us and everything. I had no purse no cell phone no money......nothing......just the clothes on my back (and Macy's) plus it was cold outside! :) I'm just glad I didn't leave supper cooking on the stove!! I just happened to have my house phone outside and then it went dead. It was not my day let me tell you! So I just thought I'd be at her house till about 11:30 or 12:00....NO that would have been too easy. Only the Astros could make this game last till 2 in the morning! So, by the time Reid and Troy came to get me and Macy it was about 2:45 in the morning and we were all exhausted. Needless to say Reid missed school on Wednesday and we all slept off our crazy day. We will never forget Game 3 of the 2005 World Series...for more reasons than one.

I am, though, so thankful to my sweet neighbors for making my sweet boys so happy and helping them make a memory that will last a lifetime! They will talk about this for many many years to come. I am also so blessed that they love each other so much and enjoy doing father/ son things. They are definitely two peas in a pod and I love them both very much! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


A sign that your child has been watching too much Mary Poppins.....

*I told Macy to go pick up her toys and while she thought I wasn't looking she started snapping her fingers like her toys were just gonna jump in the toy box on their own. SO FUNNY!

*She dances like a penguin.

*She HAD to have an umbrella at Wal-Mart yesterday.

*She told me that medicine is really good.

*She often wears a hat around the house.

*She likes to use the chalk on the sidewalk like Bert

The girl keeps me laughing.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Rita, Rita we don't need ya!!

What in the world?? Can you believe another hurricane?

The last couple days have been a blur for our family. Yesterday we left our house at about 5:00 in the afternoon. Leaving my house was one of the hardest thingsI've ever done. The way the hurricane is going it is headed right in our direction and we will for sure get flooding or worse. It is was so hard yesterday going thru my house deciding what I would save or let float away in the Gulf of Mexico. Needless to say there were a few tears...especially when we pulled out of the driveway not knowing what we would face when we returned. Of course we packed both our cars as full as we could. I grabbed pictures off the walls, pictures in boxes, scrapbooks, pictures just sitting around, pictures on my refrigerator....obviously I had alot of pictures!! ha ha We also had to get important papers, kids stuff, Grannys quilts and who knows whatelse I threw in there at the last minute. It makes me sad because I couldn't get all my Christmas decos....I know it doesn't sound important and it's really not in the big scheme of things but alot of my ornaments are things that either my kids made, I bought just for them, or we got when we got married. You just don't realize how many precious things you have in your home until you have to choose what means the most to you .... it is heartbreaking. When we got hours down the road I remembered I left my favorite pillow....

I got so tickled at Reid because I told him to go in his room and grab a few things and he came down with a backpack full of baseball cards, baseball hats, a baseball signed by John Lackey and his trophys!! ha ha...I was cracking up. Macy got her backpack and loaded it up with some of her Noah's ark little people and I think some baby dolls. She would't let me open it...she wanted to load it in the car all on her own! Go figure.....

We went to Wal-mart on Monday night and got whatever was left. It looked like a bomb went off in there. Troy got batteries, juice, water (2 cases were all we could get!!) and some canned stuff. We also picked up a few rubbermaid containers. I was able to get all my pictures and stuff in them. I also packed tote bags and garbage sacks. We looked like the Beverly Hililbillys going down the road...which brings me to the next part of the story..... :)

We were headed for Smithville, not knowing what was ahead. As I said we left at 5 in the afternoon. It took us 11 hours to get from our house to Rosenburg which is only about 50-60 miles. I finally had a little breakdown and told Troy we could not sit in this any longer because it was already about 2:00 in the morning and Macy had just about had enough. So we called Ashley to get back road directions to get to Katy. My sister is like Nana..she can get you anywhere anytime thru all kinds of dirt roads and back roads. We didn't know where we were she was telling Troy to turn here, there and all of a sudden we were on her street...only by the grace of God and Ashley's smart inherited sense of directions. ha ha (by the way, we had to bust thru one baracade...but intense times calls for intense that the saying?? ha) Thanks, sissy for all your help!

You just can't even believe all the traffic. It was bumber to bumper all night. I think the fastest we went was 20 mph. The kids did great about the first 9 hours.....thank God for portable DVD players! I think we watched Barney 89 million times. Reid and Troy were in front of us in the Honda and every so often I would see Reid turn around and wave! I think for him it was a real adventure..... for me it was NOT but seeing my sweet boy smiling and waving made it all better.

So, we finally all got to bed about 4:30am and are slow moving this morning. Ashley and I went to Wal-mart and were able to get some stuff and now I think it is nap time. I am just glad we are not still sitting in traffic like SO many people. I am so thankful that we are at Ashley and BA's and are safe...

Please keep our family in your prayers and pray that Rita will lose strength and spare our home. Also pray for the people still sitting on all the main roads trying to reach their families. It's a parking lot out there....

Sorry it's so long...I got on a roll. Hope I didn't bore you too bad.... ha ha

Thursday, September 15, 2005


Your Hawaiian Name is:
Lanikai Hokulani

I thought this was that I have a cool Hawaiian name I think I should get to go to Hawaii, right?? So, what is your Hawaiian name?

Have a great weekend..........

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

update on Picasso

OK...I feel bad. Macy just came in and said, "I'm sorry mommy for writing on your floor." Doesn't that just melt your heart... heehee I know she just wants out of time out but her apology was so sweet. Thank you God for forgiveness..........

My Little Picasso

I had to sit down for a minute and blog before I lost my ever loving mind!! ha ha Macy is really trying my patience today. She is a ring tale tooter....Last month she wrote on my couch with a red marker and then when I asked her who did it she blamed it on Reid......UGHHH!! How do they learn to lie?? So, she got in a little trouble. Well, today I am cleaning up toys and I notice a blue crayon on my carpet and I look a little closer and yes, you guessed it.....I nice little portrait on my tile floor in the entry way. So, I ask her about it and it wasn't Reid this time...the conversation went a little something like this:

Me: "Macy, what happened to my floor?"
Macy: "What? I don't know" (with hand on hips and a confused look on her face)
Me: "Why is there blue crayon all over my floor?"
Macy: "Well, I wanted to color my baby dolls face and we got it all over the floor but it was a accident ok mommy."
Me: Your daddy will be so sad when he gets home and sees the floor."
Macy: "No he won't"
Me: "Please go sit on your bed and think about what you did."
Macy: "I already did think about what I did."

OK....what do I do about my budding artist and anyone have any ideas about how to get crayon off the tile?? I haven't even tried to scrub's been one of those days. I hope tomorrow I will laugh about this.. :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Pray without ceasing.....

I have tried for days to post about Hurricane Katrina but I cannot find the words. My heart aches for the people who have lost everything. I can hardly put my mind around it. The news is depressing to watch but I have been glued to it since day one. I want to help so badly but don't know what to do. All the people are right here in my town and I feel completly helpless. Our church is taking in people and hopefully I can be used there. I don't know.... what do you when you don't know what to do? (that was a weird sentence...) I wish I could help like Oprah. She is one amazing woman. I watched her show today and it was very touching. I didn't get up the whole eyes were open to things I thought I would never see. The devastation and sadness she showed was unreal.

Reid got 1 student in his class today and 1 across the hall. There are many more thru the school. I really think his eyes were open to the tragedy today when those precious children told them of everything they lost. Can 9 year olds really understand the depth of the horrible aftermath of the hurricane? I can barely understand it. All we can do is pray, especially for the little children.

Tonight my heart is heavy.......

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Monday, August 15, 2005

My baby is officially a third grader... YIKES!! This morning went great. He was excited and walked right into the class without even hesitating. I was waiting for some sort of kiss or hug, but....nothing!! My baby is growing up and I think getting a kiss at school now might be a little embarrassing. It makes me sad. I guess I thought he would kiss me all the way thru 12th grade. :) Oh, he did let me take a picture with him and his teacher before I left...Yeah!

He looked so cute in his new clothes and new school bag. He had his bag full of pencils, sharpeners, paper and gadgets (compliments of Neena and Papaw). He was a little worried about all his school supplies....I assured him that they will be there on his desk when he gets to school. I love the PTA packs!! :) The only thing we didn't get done was a haircut....oh well, good thing that shaggy hair is the style. I'll try to post a picture if I can figure it out.

I'm a little lost today without the Rooster (and Macy is, too) but I know he's having a big day!! I can't wait to hear all about it....

Friday, August 12, 2005

skool is kool

Please pray for little Reid...he will be starting school on Monday. I can't believe he will be in the third grade. It just seems like yesterday that I was changing his diapers, rocking him to sleep, letting him run back and forth to Nana and Poppi's and letting him watch Barney, over and over. :) Time flies.......

We got to meet his teacher today and I am really excited. She was really nice....she reminded me of Jenna...young, very sweet and thoughtful, excited about school, and loving on all the kids. I got a little teary eyed watching Reid as he played in his desk and looked around the room in hopes of a friend being in there that he knew.....and "YES", he said, "Jorge is in my room!!" Yikes....they are a pair. Let's hope Ms. Digman separates them during class. ha ha He is also glad that his friend Matthew is in there from church. I'm glad too. I have a really good feeling about this year so please pray with me that it will be better than last year.....No tears this year.... I can't take it

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Happy Birthday to my sweetie

Just a quick blog to tell my sweetie Happy Birthday...even though he doesn't ever read my blogs! Oh, well... He's 35 today and is still looking good..hee hee!! I can't believe he is 35...and just think we met when he was 17 and I was 14...YIKES...he doesn't like me to tell people that!! ha ha

So...happy birthday to the love of my life.........

Friday, July 29, 2005

Bedtime Blues

HELP!! I am so mad tonight. I feel like it is a struggle every night to get my kids to bed. They are night owls and I need them to be in bed. Reid really tried my patience tonight and I don't really know how to handle it right now. He wanted to watch a movie at 10:00 (after being sick all day, again) and I said no and the tears started to flow........It makes me feel like a terrible mom. Is it bad that I need a little "me" time?? Maybe I need to go back and read "The Strong Willed Child" for the millionth time. :)

Sorry....had to vent.........

Monday, July 25, 2005

Tylenol, Motrin..whatever works

We have been a little puny lately. I think I started it with a headache and fever for me. It's just a viral infection but it lasts for about 3-4 days. Macy had it last week and was pretty pitiful. I ended up taking her to the doctor because I thought she might have strep, it was the viral infection. She is finally her old self and back to playing play-doh, barbies and making big messes! Yesterday while I was getting ready for church, Reid started feeling bad. I let him stay home with Troy and by the time I got home he had a fever and bad headache....UGH!! He ran fever all thru the night and this morning is a little better but still laying around complaining of a headache...the fever is a little better but he is still not himself. Right now he is watching Toy my bed. I hope Troy doesn't get it!

I was thinking today of times when I was sick and all the things my mom would do for me. I remember her making a "bed" for us on the couch so we could watch TV while we were sick, how wonderful the clean sheets felt when she changed them after us being sick, soup and crackers, I remember Nana always bringing popsicles out to us. And of course the TLC that Mom gave us until we felt better. :) I still wish for that TLC and for popsicles when I am sick. I know being sick isn't the best memory but anyone remember things your mom or dad would do for you that was special?

Saturday, July 16, 2005

The Hottest Coolest Time in Texas's 11:15 pm on Saturday night and are my kids sleeping???? NO THEY ARE NOT!! They are bed. I hear a lot of flipping and talking but no sleeping. This summer has been a crazy one so all of our schedules are off. We just got back from our annual Schlitterbahn trip with the Sab's. It was another fun time with family. The four of us went a day early so we could get two full days of waiting in line for an hour really fun??? Anyway, the first night I got food poisoning (or something) :) I can tell you that I won't be eating at Applebee's any time soon. Thankfully, I felt better the next morning and we were off to the park. We stood in line for the river ride for about an hour (after standing in line for a lifejacket and kiddy toob for Macy) and when we finally got to the front of the line Macy had a screaming fit....legs straight and NOT getting into the toob that I stood in line for 15 minutes to get...well we made her get in and she cried all the way down. The river ride is not a scary's really relaxing but she didn't think so. There is a point in the ride that you can go one way to the Comal River and the other way to get out and yes, you guessed it...the girls had to get out and the boys got to finish the ride. :) So, the rest of our trip Troy and I took turns with her and played in the kiddy part. I was glad when it was my turn to go with Reid to the FUN rides!! We had a great time and look forward to going back again next year.


Before we went to Schlitterbahn we had a fun weekend at Mom and Dad's for the 4th. I wrote that we were going to Rosanky to watch the fireworks but we decided to stay in the 'ville to watch...the were really good. We all had fun...we sat on the tailgates of Old Blue and BA's truck. Macy did not like the fireworks but loved the snowcone!! :) Reid loved the fireworks and didn't finish his snowcone....go figure. Mom had a BBQ at her house and we did a lot of swimming and eating! Oh, my gosh we ate ALL day!! One of Reid's favorite things was getting to ride Terry's golf cart all over D. River! We had a blast and hope to make the 4th party and annual thing!!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Happy 4th of July

What a busy summer this has been! I can't believe that it is about half way over and school will be starting soon. I also can't believe that I will have a 3rd grader....that is unbelievable. I still feel (at times) like I am a kid myself. We have been doing a little driving this summer.....we went to Lake Conroe the last two weekends. Troys parents have a time share thing there and we stayed there and went swimming, played putt-putt, went out on the boat and played dominoes and sequence all weekend. It was fun and very relaxing. Reid had fun hanging out with Eric and Marc....they are 15 and Reid thinks they are pretty cool. All they do is burp, toot, and talk about girls.....I hope Reid didn't catch on to any of that! We go to Schlitterbahn in 2 weeks with them...that ought to be exciting...more burping, yeah :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th....I think we will be heading to the 'ville to watch the fireworks in the big 'ole town of Rosanky...population 25...saluuuuuutttttteeeee!! No, really I bet they are pretty good...I'll let you know :) Troy has to work this weekend so I'll be traveling with the's torture sometimes. Macy is potty trained but we have to stop in every other town to tinkle. It takes us all day to get there....Oh, well...I know all the good stops! There is this one stop in Ellinger that I always stop at whether thy have to tee-tee or not. It has a very cute gift shop inside with scrapbook stuff!!! VERY CUTE!!

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, June 17, 2005

My question of the day....

Why in the world do bathing suits cost $100.00???

Hurry up red apple sale..........

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Dentists stink

If you read my cousin Jenna's post about the dentist you will find out that there are SOME in our family that do not have good teeth. I am one of them!! I too had to go to the dentist this week and it is NOT FUN. I also have a mouth full of crowns and fillings. I credit all my cavitites to good ole' First State Bank super bubble bubble gum.....oops. But I also brush, floss and rinse every night! I don't know why my teeth are terrible...I told the dental hygenist I feel like I have "bubba teeth"... ha ha Anyway, all my dental work is done...THANK GOD! Troy is also glad that it is all done and whenever he sees me chewing gum I get in trouble! ha ha... So to Jenna...I'm sorry about your day...I hope you are feeling better!! I fell your pain, cuz!!

Tonight the kids and I went to a free concert at Chick-fil-A. It was was a Christian band called NewSong. That were so good and the kids had a great time. Macy was really dancing and loving the music...Reid liked it but was a little more reserved! They crack me up at how different they are!

Troy is working tonight so of course I am up late. I should be in bed because tomorrow will be another crazy HOT day in Houston. Reid is finally asleep after watching the Spurs loose! He was not too happy about that. He is such a sports freek...just like his daddy. Troy called earlier and they talked for about 15 minutes about the Astros, Spurs, etc. until it was finally my turn to talk. I think Troy would rather talk to Reid about sports than listen to me babble! :) I hope they will always be close like makes my heart happy!!

For the past year or so I have really been focusing on my exercising. IT IS SO HARD!! I had a few test come back that said I have high cholestrol (sp??), etc...that was not good. It put me in high gear to do something about all the extra weight I was carrying and to exercise more. Well I lost a few pounds and have been stuck at the same weight for months and months!! It is so frustrating!!! The last week or so I have been in an exercising slump...I have been feeling a little bitter about it!! :( So, I pouted for a while and today when I woke up I decided to get my butt moving and go to the gym!! Please pray that I will stick with it!! I guess along with my bad teeth I also have a few health problems...things could be worse, I know......just had to vent for a minute, ya know! :)

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Tired but Tan

I'm up usual. I always say I am going to get to bed at a decent time but I never do. I guess I am and always will be a night owl. I guess I got used to it because it's the only time I really get to get things done around here.....without the help of a certain 3 year old!! ha ha

You would think I would be worn out tonight because we went swimming twice today!! It was so hot here that that was the only thing we could do outside. Reid tried to shoot some hoops but couldn't stand the heat!! So, that was our the pool we go!!! yeah Macy is really getting brave. She is actually going the baby pool of course ...but just to get our hair wet is a real achievement! She has finally decided to put on the arm floaties and not just look at them and tell me how pretty they are!! Thank goodness!! It helps me out alot, although she still won't get in the big pool without being wrapped around my neck. Should I do swimming lessons?? I don't know!! Reid on the other hand was swimming laps today.....not worried about the Rooster! :)

Oh, I am so excited about the newest little addition to our family......our sweet cousins Justin and Hollie had their baby!!! YEAH!! We are so happy for them and for precious Riley Lyn. We can't wait to see her and get to love all over her!! Macy always wants me to pull up her picture on the computer so she can kiss it!! I'm sure G'ma Jo-Jo will have plenty of pictures to show us too! :) Congratulations to the Reese family!! We love you guys so much and are so happy for you! Can't wait for Christmas in the "Ville!! (Hope I see you all before that, though!!)

Well....I guess that's all that has been happening around here. I am rambling on.....Just wanted to blog....since it has been awhile (I was told!!)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Bon Jovi rules!!

Found this tonight and thought is was great and SO SO true!! It's scary how many things that I remember!! Hope you all enjoy a good walk (and laugh) down memory lane!!

YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP IN THE 80's or early 90's IF-
1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE ".
2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Bel-air " ...andcan do the "Carlton".
4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishlysexy.
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried tostart a club of your own.
6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
7. You know that "WOAH " comes from Joey on Blossom
8. Two words: Hammer Pants
9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock."
10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and"spokey-dokes" or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect.
11. You can sing the entire theme song to "DuckTales " (Woo ooh!)
12. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday towatch cartoons.
13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles " on the bigscreen..and still know the turtles names.
15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computerclass at school.
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold yourshirt in a knot on the side.
17. You played the game "MASH " (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter,House)
18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud ofit.
19. L.A. Gear....need I say more?
20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM " in Kindergarten.(She's truly outrageous.)
21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing " and allthe Ramona books.
22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF "
23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us... head-to-toe)
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before hisnose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pail Kidsin the schoolyard.
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
29. You still get the urge to say "NOT " after every sentence.
30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hookup.
33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave becauseyou exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes (and like #24, probably inneon colors, too).
35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I knowyou are, but what am I?"
36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up! "
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inlineskates.
38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
42. You remember Popples.
43. "Don't worry, be happy "
44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high topReeboks.
45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do...getting yelled at by "younger hip" members of the family)
46. "Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK "
47. You remember boom boxes.. and walking around with one on yourshoulder like you were all that.
48. You remember watching both "Gremlins " movies.
49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"
50. You remember watching "Rainbow Bright" and "My Little PonyTales"
51. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... anddon't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB".
54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on"Saved By the Bell", the ORIGINAL class.
55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
56. You just sang those words to yourself.
57.You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
58. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)
59. You remember when mullets were cool!
60. You had a mullet!
61. You still sing "We are the World "
62. You tight rolled your jeans.
63. You owned a bannana clip.
64. You remember "Where's the Beef?"
65. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' about Willis?"
66. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
67. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!!!

Anyone remember anything else or think I'm old because you don't remember a thing?? ha ha

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Summer's here!!

The good news is....THE POOL IS OPEN!!! yeah!! The bad news's swimsuit season!! yuck.....Oh, well!! Yesterday was spent at the pool and the kids were so excited. Of course, Reid is a little fish and swims all over the place. I can hardly watch minute he's diving for toys and one minute he's doing a cannonball off the diving board. He is so funny to watch especially when he wears his goggles and his face gets all squished!! It's hilarious! But its nice that he swims so well because I don't have to watch him constantly. He's a good kid!!

Then there is....Miss No Swim. Macy is terrified of the pool. It kind of reminds me of cousin Justin at swimming lessons...ha ha She holds on to my neck and won't let go...even after I begged her!! After about an hour or so she warmed up to it a little and decided that it would be ok to sit on the step. So, thats where I spent my swimming time.....on the steps!! Not really my idea of burning calories but I did get a little sun. She is already ready to go back today. She said that she will swim better today.....I don't know if I should believer her?? ha ha No, it's really fun to take them even if I do have one around my neck. Ok...picture this....I'm trying NOT to fall out of my bathing suit and I have Macy hanging on my neck and Reid throwing me a "splash bomb" so we can play catch and black mascara running down my face. Not a pretty picture, huh!! But I'm sure it made for a good laugh for some of the moms who just go there to lay out!! hee hee

Everyone is laying down now (except for Reid...he's playing a little Game Cube....quietly!!) and it is nice and quiet around here. I should be cleaning or doing something more productive!! But oh, well...first things first. It's been a while since I have blogged. A couple of weeks ago I typed a really sweet blog about Macy's birthday and then when I tried to save it to went to la-la land!! That makes me mad when that was a good one too!! :)

Reid's last baseball game is on Monday. It's been a fun season even though we were like 2 and 12...ha ha!! The boys just had fun getting to play and they were happy that they won at least one game! They had their end of the season party on Thursday. It was at Gattiland and let me tell you it was crazy!! If you have never been to Gattiland you have to go at least's WILD!! They got their trophies and Reid thought he had just won the World Series....he was really proud of his trophy!! Last year their trophies were bobble head ones..they were pretty ugly so, he was glad this year when he saw that they were normal ones!! He's wanting to play basketball this summer so I doubt things will slow down much!! But that ok...its a fun kind of busy!!

Oh, I wanted to send out another congrats to my baby brother and sissy in law on their graduation!! We went to Abilene this last weekend and got to spend time with everyone and we had a wonderful time. We are so proud of them and their accomplishments and wish them nothing but good things to come!! :) We love you guys!! Thanks to Jo-Jo and Jim for letting us stay with them!! It was a blast and we are all ready to come back!! PaPaw might not be ready to drive to Abliene but if he will, we will be there!! :)

Well, I guess I have rambled on long enough...I better go get some things done around here!!

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Go Indians!!!

What a beautiful day for a baseball game!! Reid had another game today and it was an exciting one! I never thought I'd be a yeller but when Reid hits the ball I am screaming like a mad woman. There is something about when your child is up there you lose control!! He also had a great play at first base and tagged the runner out.... so there I go screaming again!! :) I hate to brag but Reid is an awesome player. I love watching him...he hits the fire out of the ball just about everytime he is up to bat....I am so proud of him. And he looks so sweet in his little uniform....he looks like a little Troy out there!! Bless their hearts, though they are 0-8......YIKES!! They have some really good hitters on the team but their outfielding leaves much to be desired!! They usually end up chasing the ball all over the field. Sometimes they just stand there with the ball in their hand not knowing where to throw it!! It's hilarious! Poor babies they are so down and they want to win just ONE game. One little boy yelled out of the dugout and said, "we suck"....Ummmmm he got in trouble and all the little boys got a good chuckle out of it! Of course his mom was mortified!! We are praying for a win.....only have about 3 games left.

Macy is napping....she runs all over the ball park so she is always good and wornout (and dirty) when we get home. So, I have a little break...that always makes for a nice afternoon. I love my kids more than anything but I also love a little "me" time every now and then.

Last weekend Troy and I got to go see Michael W Smith in concert and we had a blast. He is so good!! Mom came and babysat so we could make a date out of it. We even got to go out to eat and everything. We never go out on dates so we were loving being together and talking to each other without talking over the kidos. The concert was outside so we took blankets and snacks and got there early enough to get a good seat. It was a great evening and one that we really needed....personally and spiritually!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Our angels

Today's post is a hard one....I wanted to post yesterday but I had the stomach bug AGAIN! Believe me it was no fun. I think we just keep passing it around the house and we can't get well.

It was a year ago yesterday that my sweet nephews went to be with Jesus. I can't believe it has been a year already. It seems like yesterday that I held them, kissed them and saw their precious faces. It has been a year filled with memories, tears and some smiles knowing that they are in Heaven with all our loved ones who have gone on and that they are spoiling them rotten. Of course, Granny Price has carried them all over, Papa has picked on them, Aunt Elaine has made them homemade Catalina..... :) That gives me comfort.....

You would not believe how strong my sister (and brother in law) has been through all has been a hard year. I admire her so much and when she's not looking I feed off her strength. :) I thank her so much for her relationship and letting me be a part of the boys.....Thank you sissy....

As another year passes we pray for peace in knowing that our angels, Brock and Brody, are looking out for us and as time goes by we pray for more strength, guidence and love. Time heals our pain somewhat but the memories of the boys will go on forever. Your aunt Heather loves you and can't wait to hold you again.

Monday, March 14, 2005

I can honestly say that I am exhausted! Who ever said being a mommy was no sweat needs a good swift kick in the pants. We had spring break last week and in honor of our holiday....we all got the stomach bug. Isn't that lovely! We went to Smithville on Saturday and I got sick on Sunday.....I'm sure Mom and Dad were SO glad we came to visit..ha ha...Anyway, Macy got it, and then Reid got it Wednesday after we came back home to Houston. It was a blessing that I got it in the ville because I had all my family there to help me with the kids. So, needless to say i'm SOOOOOO glad that our Spring Break is over!!

Troy has been working all week......I'm ready for him to be home for a while. It is so hard in the evening with the kids all by myself. I don't know how single parents do it. I have so much respect for them because I know how hard it is to do it alone......and my hubby is only gone a few+ nights out of the month.

Today was a grocery store run.........has anyone gone lately or remember going with a 2 year might as well stay home!!! Let's see, we started out with a pink donut with sprinkles, then some apple juice, then some Trident peach gum, then a bag of candy necklaces, and then a fit in the middle of the aisle for a pink sparkly bouncy ball.......CALGONE TAKE ME AWAY. And all that was the first 15 minutes before we even paid for anything!! Anyone have any advice for shopping with kidos???

Nothing new happing around the Sab's homestead. Just the same ole stuff......Just wanted to blog a little......thanks for listening! :)

Thursday, February 24, 2005

25 Things about me...

Supposedly this is going around blogland so I had to join in on the fun! It was really hard trying to think of things off the top of my tired head. I'm sure as soon as I finish I will think of something really exciting......nah!!! hee hee

25 things about me....ETC....:

1. I've never eaten sushi.

2. I 've always wanted to be a singer....I'm a car/shower singer now!

3. I LOVE my kids!

4. I LOVE my husband.

5. But most of all I love my God...

6. I love watching The Price is Right....followed by Young and the Restless....

7. My first car was a lemon....broke down on the side of the road and I had to call good old dad to come and get me.

8. I love to SHOP.

9. My favorite book in the bible (right now) is John.

10. I have gross feet in the winter....a little personal I know. Time for a pedicure!! :)

11. My middle name is Denise but when I was born my dad wrote Dawn and my mom had it legally change back to Denise. So I guess I have 2 names......did you follow that??

12. My sweet brother's birthday is tomorrow.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUBBIE!!

13. I married my high school sweetheart.

14. I lived next door to my sweet Nana and Poppi for 3 years!! It was GREAT!

15. I have had Windex in my eyes........thanks Ash!! ha ha

16. I was baptized when I was 12.

17. My favorite color has always been pink......I am loving red these days though!! :)

18. I had a pink huffy bike when I as growing up...had a banana seat, pompoms and the works!!

19. I have been to DisneyWorld with all my precious was one of the best times I have ever had!!

20. I did ride Space Mountian...the first and LAST roller coaster I will ever ride...

21. I am a worry wart.

22. I love to make beaded jewelry.

23. I love to scrapbook.....although I am really behind!

24. I love my family....every last one of 'em!! :)

25. When I was born our dog ran away...he was jealous...pretty sad, huh??

Monday, February 21, 2005

Being a Mary....

This weekend I went to a Ladies retreat with my church. WOW!! Is all I can say. It was definitely the weekend I needed. The title was "Being a Mary in a Martha World" and it was so good. Our speaker was Cassandra Martin from The Champions church. She really is a great speaker! I really related to it because I tend to be more like Martha. I worry about the cooking, cleaning, laundry, phone calls I need to make, bills to pay....Etc. When all God wants me to do is to sit at His feet. I never really thought about just sitting at His feet and to learning to be more like Him. It seems like the days get busy and I forget about that....the most important thing. One of the verses we read was Psalm 46:10...."Be still and know that I am God." I mean, I want that more than anything, I want to sit at His feet and be still and know that he loves me so much and wants me to hear his Word and meet Him there daily. Our quiet time in the Word is so important to Him.

I love the story..... Luke 10:38-42:

"As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lords feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

Jesus wants us to have a heart that looks like His and Mary made a choice to listen so that her heart would be like His.

Way to go Mary....ha ha Anyway, I just had to share that... I know that story has been told so many times and I'm sorry but it really hit home this time. I guess because we do all tend to get busy with the hustle and bustle of life and all the preparations that have to be made and we forget who loves us more than anything and who could care less if our kitchen sink is sparkling clean...He wants us to be like Mary and sit at his feet.....

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


This weekend was spent in The 'Ville celebrating my mom's birthday. She turned @#$#@ on Sunday. (don't know if she wants her age posted or not :-) ......) We got to have Nana's yummy red velvet cake. Oh my gosh, it is so good! She has perfected that cake to a tee!! I have tried making it once and it turned out to be a big 'ole mess!! I think mom had a good birthday......she woke up sick but was a good trooper the rest of the day. It stinks when you don't feel good and you have company. Huh, Mom?? We all tried to leave fairly early so she could nap and so the boys could watch the Super Bowl. Of course, we had to listen to some of it on the way home and I had no clue what was going on. Even Reid kept asking, "Daddy who did what??". It's one thing to watch football but to listen to it on the radio.......let's just say I am a visual person!! :) I'm so glad that we got to go home for mom's big day because she means so much to us. We love you mom and are so glad that we got to spend your birthday with you. I love you sooooo......Maybe next time we come down we can play a mean game of Balderdash!! :)

We also got to visit with Troy's family. My niece, Valerie, played her "little dribblers" basketball game on Saturday. We all went to see her play. She is so good. Her nickname on the team is "Bully" because she doesn't care who you are when she's on the court she'll steal that ball from you. It was too cute. Her and Reid are the same age so its fun to see them together. My in-laws also got a new computer so we spent some of Saturday playing on it and showing them some shortcuts. After that we went to LaCabana with my parents...gotta have Cabana when your in the 'ville!! yummy!!

Today was filled with more rain. I tell you this town is a muddy mess!! Hopefully tomorrow will be sunshiny!! Macy and I have bible class tomorrow....thank goodness. We have been in the house for two days and are getting a little restless!

Reid got to decorate his Valentine box tonight. He was not too thrilled about that. I had some heart stickers and he said NO WAY!! ha ha I just thought they would add some cuteness to the boring brown box!! hee hee...He wrote "Happy Valentines Day" and drew two footballs on the front. Nothing but sports for that boy. He also had to do his v-day cards for his class.....that took forever!! He had to pick just the right one and if it had anything on it that was too sweet it was in the trash can. He has about 15 girls in his class and 6 boys.....he complains about that every other day. He is SO funny!!

Macy did not have a nap today so I better go put her to bed. She is getting a little grouchy.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Thankful Thoughts of the Day

Today the weather is so so has been raining all day and is so cold. (Well, cold for Houston) We have had the fireplace on all day and are as cozy as little bedbugs!! (Or whatever the expression!!) That is one of many of the things I love about being a stay at home mom....I love cold wintery days when I can just "be" with my kids! I love snuggling in the chair and watching Barney or whatever their choice of torture is for me...ha ha. I am so blessed that I get to stay home although some days when we are flat broke I wonder why and then I look at my kids and know that home is where I need to be. I absolutely love it so that leads me to my "Thankful thoughts of the day"......

Reasons why I love being a stay-at-home mommy.....
**I get to scrapbook at naptime. :)
**I can be goofy and silly with them
**Snuggles, hugs and kisses at anytime
**I can watch my soaps!! :)
**The simple pleasures of watching them grow
**I feel like I can take care of my family better
**Being there for all their "firsts"
**I'm always near
**I can go to Reid's school and be the mom helper
**I can go to the mall whenever......Praise God!! :)
**I can teach, love, support and encourage
**My house stays clean...YEAH, RIGHT!! Just thought that sounded good
**Childcare is too costly
**We get to go to Ladies bible class and then to Chick-fil-A for lunch with the girls!
**Sometimes I get to nap with Macy
**I can play all day long if I choose
**I've learned a lot about myself
**I get to run on the treadmill whenever I want
**I can stay caught up on the laundry...on most days
**I get to go on fieldtrips with the Reidster
**I get to go to holiday parties at Reids school
**I get to discipline them
**I get to watch Oprah.
**We get to go to the library for story time
**Summers at the pool
**Play groups
**Macy and I sing church songs all day...her favorite is "March in the Infantry" And yes, we march all over the house!
Sure, the days can be SO long.....but the rewards for me are GREAT!!

Monday, January 17, 2005

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, Please!!

Today a few of us moms decided to venture to Mc seems we are there EVERYWEEK. The kids love it though and we like to take them there for lunch and let them play. It wears them out and then Macy is ready for a good long nap! Macy had kids meal 4 piece w/Sprite, Reid had the # 11 Chicken w/a med. DP, guess it....I had the dreaded Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad w/diet DP..... thats our norm!!! And, although it's good....I'm a little burnt out! You can only eat so many salads before you dread going to Mickey D's!! It sounds funny but today as I was eating my salad and sneaking a few fries from Macy's plate, I thought of Heaven! How wonderful it will be to have a NEW body. I picture heaven many ways but today I was thinking of all the things I could eat in eternity without gaining weight!! Won't that be awesome!! ha ha... I can't wait!! ummmmmm....Lord, could you please pass the turtle cheesecake!

Friday, January 07, 2005


I don't know why this is so hard for me but for some reason everytime I try to sit down and write, I have a major brain fart. What's wrong with me?? Everyone else has posts that can change ones life and mine....well..... :) Can you tell I'm feeling sorry for myself...ha ha

I am so glad that today is Friday!! Who isn't, right?? I am hoping the kids will sleep in a little tomorrow! Today was good.....guess what I found out I could do?? I can drive AND dress a barbie at the same time.....pretty talented, huh?? hee hee!! I always said I would never give in when the kids were screaming in the car. I said that they would just have to deal with it on their own, but today....I gave in!! Macy was crying in the back saying that her barbie was naked and she was could you ignore that?? I used to love barbies, too and you don't want them to be cold, right??? I realized after being a mom that all those things you said that you would never do with your own children come back and bite you in the butt! :)

Reid is so glad that it is the weekend. He has this little girl in his class that likes him and he is not impressed!! He has been crying at night saying he doesn't want to go to school. Finally he told me that a little girl liked him and he didn't like her and he didn't want to tell her that!! :) It's already starting and he's only 8!! He is my little worry wart.....he worries about what might happen next week!! It's so sweet though because he has been wanting me to pray for him everynight before he goes to bed. That is a first for him...and a great bonding experience for us!! I have always prayed with him at night but I have always done the praying. Now he will pray with me. It so sweet and brings me to tears some nights!! He has always been so shy that he won't even pray at the dinner table. He would die if he knew I was writing this so.....shhhhhh!! Just please pray for his tender heart and pray for us that we, as parent, will know what to say to make is worries a little better!

I am so proud of both my kids and I worry about not being a good mommy...look, there I go worring! He's a chip off the ole block!

Troy is off this weekend and I am so glad. It gets so hard sometimes being a stay at home mom. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE IT, but today was crazy and I am just glad that we have the weekend to be a family. It is a blessing that I get to stay home but sometimes I feel like if I don't get out and go to the mall or Target I will go crazy!! :)

Well, tomorrow we are going to take out xmas light down on the outside....doesn't that sound fun!! I hope it doesn't rain!

Sunday, January 02, 2005


I can honestly say I am sick and tired of my Christmas tree and lights! I wish the xmas fairy would come and take everything down and leave my house spick and span!! I guess for now I am that fairy! Maybe tomorrow it will all come down!! :)

Today and tomorrow are IT!! School starts and everything is back to normal. I am ready for life to slow down a bit. The holidays have been really busy. It's a fun busy but I am glad that it is finally over. No more hustle and bustle for another year! I know mom and dad are glad it's over too....they get their house back!! It seems like we were there for 2 weeks. You know what they say about company after a few, not really!!!

We are so lucky to have a wonderful family! This Christmas was another for the memory book!! :) I think our xmas tradition is so awesome and one that I will always cherish! Everyone got to make it....even baby Jack had his first Christmas at Nana and Poppi's!! He is such a good baby and we all had fun passing him around. Not to mention he is just adorable!! He looks just like Christine......just kidding, Matt!! He looks like you, too!! But, one of the BEST things this Christmas was Poppi finding out that his heart is in tip top shape! Praise God!! WE are so blessed.

Off to bed!! A busy day tomorrow putting away all my xmas decorations....anyone want to help??


Saturday, January 01, 2005

Sick of Football

Happy New Year everyone!! Today has been a great new years day other than the fact that our TV has been on nothing but football. Troy has always watched sports and our TV has always been on ESPN but now to make matters 8 year old is LOVING all sports. (right now its football , of course) So until Macy gets older...its 2 against 1 and I'm usually watching my shows in the back room!!! ha ha

I can't believe it is 2005!! It seems like this year has flown by. The Sabrsula family had a very good year. Nothing toooo exciting to report...well, I guess our 10 year wedding anniversary is pretty exciting. Can you believe 10 years!! That's a long time. It really makes me feel old. We have had such a wonderful marriage and we are looking forward to, oh I guess, 70 more years!! WOW...can you even imagine!! We're talking denture city, baby!! hee hee No, really I can't ask for a better husband and father. He has made me a better person and I am thankful to God for giving me such a loving, caring, helpful, tender, hot :), and most of all christian husband to share my life with. We have gone through alot in our marriage and I'm sure many more obsticles to come but with God on our side we can do anything...right??? OK...I guess enough mushy but sometimes you just have to vent all your blessings and I count Troy among one of my richest blessings!! Even though sometimes the ESPN 24 hours a day drives me crazy!! ha ha

It's 11:15 pm and we are at Mom and Dads house and everyone but my little football freaks are in bed. Macy was so tired and ready for bed about 8:30 and we were all glad!! :) She's so much fun but when she doesn't get enough sleep she's a BEAR!! A cute bear but a bear nonetheless!

We had the Sabrsula family reunion today and that was very intersting. Alot of those relatives I have never met. Reid said he didn't even know Papa John had family! ha ha It was fun and the kids had a blast playing with all the other kids even though it took a while to warm up to each other. Family reuions can be a little weird.......I'll leave it at that!! hee hee

Well, this is my first offical post and to me it sounds stupid (Macy's new word...I need to be a little more careful!!) but I was bored so I thought I'd give it a try.

A very Happy 2005 to everyone...................PLAYBALL (oh that's baseball!! another season...ugggggg)