Wednesday, August 24, 2011


We are into the 3rd day of school and all is well in the Sab household.  I am so happy!  I was so worried about my kids starting a new school, making new friends, and trying to find their way around a brand new building.  We were at our other schools for so long that we knew the layout like the back of our hands.  But, I have to say, both of them have done wonderful!  I am so proud of them both!

I dropped Reid off on the first day of 9th grade and he had NO idea where he was going and didn't even have a schedule.  He missed Freshman orientation and had to go to the make-up orientation the Friday before school started.  So, when I dropped him off that morning I was praying he would get all the classes that he wanted.  I just knew when I picked him up that afternoon that he was going to be devastated because he likes to be organized, likes to know what he's doing and where he's going.  But, no!  He got in the car and said he had a great day.  The people were nice, the school was good but big, BUT he wasn't too happy about one of his elective classes.  He wanted Art 1 because he heard it was easy.  Well, so did all the other Freshman, so it was full.  He said, "Mom!  Do you know what they put me in??  Small Animal Management...what in the world is that?  I don't really like small animals."  hahahaha!  SO, guess who has an appointment to go visit the counselor.   

Yep, mama!

Macy got in car and declared her new school, "AWESOME!"  I think I was more worried about Reid than her because she is my little social butterfly.  She loves everyone she meets and makes friends fast.  She knew only one little girl in her grade and thankfully they got in the same class.  That made the first day SO much easier.  There were no tears, thank goodness! (only by me when I babies are growing up)  She said her friend introduced her to a lot of girls!  She was so happy about that.  She said one little girl lives in our apartment complex and she was going to come by later.  Sure enough about 5:30 we hear a little knock.  There was a sweet little girl wanting to talk to Macy.  They went outside and I could hear lots of giggling!  That makes a mama happy.  Now, she wants to ride the bus.

Um, not ready for that yet.

As for me, I am trying to get used to the quiet.  I have heard them running around here all summer and now as much as I love the quiet I miss them terribly!  But, there's a lot to do around here and I'm busy until it's time to get in the car line (which can be a post all in itself....uggg....the car line!). 

Gotta go...gotta do some laundry..... I mean, it just doesn't wash itself, ya know!

Happy a happy, happy Wednesday, y'all!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Oh, those thoughts in my head!

15 years ago I became a mom.  It was one of those moments where I really had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming.  As a girl you dream of that moment and I remember looking at my little bundle feeling so overwhelmed but yet so overjoyed all at the same time.  Will I be a good mom?  Will I know what to do?  I mean I was 23 years old, married for a almost 2 years, still in college and working part-time. 

23?  yikes!  college?  yikes!!  working!  yikes! 

I remember at the time I felt so, I realize how young I really was.  Was I ready for this?  Why did God choose me to be this sweet little boy's mommy?  So many thoughts ran through my head.....

Someone help me!  He's my responsibility!

It was also about this time 15 years ago that I made one of the hardest decisions ever...well, not really THE hardest, but close.  As I looked down at my new baby boy, who by the way stole my heart from the minute we met, I knew that he was going to be my most important job EVER.  So, I decided not to go back to college, quit my job and stay home with him.  I knew that God had given me this answer because I had cried out to him on many occasions for help.  I didn't know what to do but I did realize that this was the path for our family and I was humbled by God's trust in me. 

I was going to Texas State at the time...well, WAY back then it was Southwest Texas State. Good 'ole SWT! I loved going to college, really, I did.  I was going for my Elementary Education degree.  I had so many dreams.  I had even collected apple things for my classroom.  Girls, do that you know.  Anyway, it was quite funny.  I found the box of apple collectables as we were moving and got a good chuckle out of it.  Man, were they outdated.

Sure, there are times when I wonder what kind of teacher I would be.  I had taken so many education classes and was looking forward to the possibilities of changing kids lives.  

So, in 2001, I decided to drive my little self to the University of Houston at Clear Lake.  I talked to an advisor, got the catalog and started the application process.  I got my transcripts ordered and sent over.  I was ready for orientation.  My counselor was very supportive of me and was a great help in getting me back on track.  I only lacked a few semesters.  I was looking forward to trying this college thing...yet again. 


Yep, you guessed it.  I found out I was pregnant with my sweet little girl.

Isn't life funny?  God knew exactly what I needed.  He knew that I needed to stay home with my babies and he has given me all I need to do just that.  In between all my sweet hubby was able to get his degrees....even graduate with a Masters!  So, who needs a degree!  ha!

 All this to say, I have loved every minute of being a mom.  I have never regretted any decision on being a stay at home mommy.  I have loved watching everything they do and getting to see the new things they learn everyday.  Sure, there are crazy days but they are my days and I love them. 

As we celebrated Reid's birthday last week and I dropped both of them off at school yesterday, I realized what a lucky mom I am.  Degree or not.  I am still their mom....and they love me.  That's all I need.

Me and Reid....Isn't he handsome!  We are so proud of the young man he is becoming.

First day of school.  We went to celebrate with some yummy ice cream!

My sweet baby girl ready to conquer the world!

My love getting ready to take high school by storm!

Happy 15th birthday Reid!

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

Sunday, August 07, 2011

I've been everywhere, man!

I have been trying to blog for days and blogger has not been nice to me!  I have been trying to do an InstaFriday for 2 weeks.  I have tons of pics and it really aggravates me when I get them ready to add and it won't let me.  ugh! 

*Things are going great our way.  We are really enjoying our summer.  We have been gone.  A lot.  Which is why my little 'ole blog has been neglected. 


You know that song..."I've Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash?"  Well, that is the Sabs.  We have been to San Antonio, New Braunfels, Smithville, Ennis, Port Aransas, Smithville, Galveston, Bastrop, La Grange, Elllinger and our stop in the big town of Plum, Texas.  Salute.

*With all our traveling, I'd like to thank the makers of Apple, Nintendo and Skull Candy headphones.  I'd also like to thank the inventors of the I Spy game, Riddle-Me-Riddle-Me Riddle Marie, Alphabet Game and the all time favorite License Plate game.

*We are also enjoying our apartment.  We are loving having a swimming pool and try to go as often as we can because its so stinkin' hot in Texas!  What in the world?  I saw a funny sign the other day and it said, "Satan called and he wants his weather back."  ha!  I thought that was funny.  And true.  It's so hot I sweat just walking to the car.

*I have also been spending time on PINTEREST.  Two words.


It is my new favorite place to spend my computer time.   It has so many wonderful ideas for your home, crafts, funny quotes, and recipes.  You really need to check it out.  I am in L-O-V-E! 

* I can't believe that school is right around the corner.  I really can't believe I will have a child in high school.  It makes me sad and happy at the same time.  He is excited and ready for this new chapter.  He will be in a new school and instead of being nervous, like I would be, he is excited.  Macy is ready too...that girl is ready for anything. 

*Our house is going great.  We should be in the house Sept. 2nd and we are thrilled!  Although we love our apartment we are ready for some more space.  I think the kids are ready to have their own rooms back.  Secretly, I think they have enjoyed sharing a room but you didn't hear that from me.  :)  As far as pictures, they are on my other computer and stuck on my phone so I have to figure that out.  oops. 

I guess that is all for now...where have you been this summer?