Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday is so last year

I was going to "cop" out today and just post a picture for Wordless Wednesday.  I am busy today, you know.  The laundry, cleaning, mopping and scrubbing toilets are keeping me hopping around the house today.  Some days I just spray Lysol in the air or put Fabuloso in the sink so when Troy walks in it smells nice and clean.  You know, so he will think I have been busy all day.  Shh, don't tell him my secret. He thinks I am a busy little bee.


But, seriously today there needs to be some real cleaning.  My floors look like we have had a heard of muddy cows come through.  How is it that ones floor and or house can get so dirty.  I mean seriously.  I have dust bunnies the size of Texas up in here.

But, today I have blogging on my mind.  I don't know why it bothers me so much when I don't blog.  Last year I did a bloggy book and I am constantly thinking I need to update my blog so when it is time to do my book again I have a lot of material and my book looks nice and thick.  There is nothing worse than a weak bloggy book.

Is that bad?

Well, I don't think so because since my scrap booking is few and far between my blog is all I have to document my life and my kids life.  Wait, there is my journal...but that's for my eyes only.

I hope when I die my kids don't freak out when they read my journal.  Maybe I should burn it, lock it or write in code. ha!  I'm afraid when they read it they will think their Mom has gone and flipped her lid.

Wait, I have.

So, here is some random tidbits happening at Heather's House.  Some are recorded with pictures and some are not.  For some reason I have been terrible at toting my camera around lately.  It just seems like one more thing to do, to carry around and to be in charge of....I will get better.  Basketball is right around the corner.  Get ready for some action shots of my boy.

*Macy has BEGGED to ride the bus since she was in Kindergarten.  Thankfully, we lived so close to the school that we had no bus service.  That was always my excuse.  Now that we have moved, we have service. 


So, after the first couple of weeks of school, I gave in.  My baby rode the bus.  I was so nervous.  I always hated the bus and thought she would get beat up or learn about the birds and the bees before her time.  Well, who knows what they talk about but I know she is all kinds of smiles when she gets off that bus.  I just pray that the ride there and back are filled with laughter and that she doesn't hear what her little ears shouldn't. 

Our bus stop is right outside our door and that makes it so easy for me.  Thankfully it doesn't come at the crack of dawn either.  We all know I am NOT a morning person.  I walk her to the bus stop with coffee in hand and visit with all the other moms and dads.  It is like a coffee party in the morning!  I love it! 

Look at that smile.   That is everyday!  When she gets off the bus she is looking for me...such a sweetie!

*A few weekends ago I went on a girls weekend with my girlies.  I can't even begin to tell you how much I love these girls.  We had so much fun shopping in Salado, laughing, shopping at Target (twice), going to the movies, learning about new stain lipstick (thanks Lacie), eating a lot, crying, laughing some more, crafting and praying together.  We always have such a great time together!

 This is how great they are.....they had all seen The Help but knew I hadn't.  They paid for another ticket to see the movie with me!  aww!  That was the best movie!  Seeing it with you made it even better!  Thanks girls...

These feet have been a lot of places together and we aren't done yet!  Where oh where will they take us next??

*We are still getting settled in our new house.  Boxes are still taking over the garage.  I am still waiting for the box fairy to come help me.

*We finally got a fridge.  We had been without one for a month.  That should be a whole 'nother blog post.

*Reid has basketball tryouts next week!  Pray for my Rooster!  I know he is good because I am his mom but, let's hope the coach sees it.  

*Both kids are great.  Both Reid and Macy made all A's and B's on their report card.  WooHoo!

*Mom, JD, Ashley and I went to San Antonio for Women of Faith.  Let me say AWESOME!  We had such a wonderful time. If you ever have a chance to go...GO!  You will not be disappointed.  I loved spending time with my family...they are my girls for life.  We ate way too much Mexican food and laughed a lot.  I loved worshiping God with them all weekend.  It was a much needed faith lift.  Tears, laughter and food with your loved ones is always a good thing....I love you girls!  Let's do it again....soon!

*whew!  That was a long post. 

I've gotta go...need to get to cleaning this pit of a house....wait, maybe I'll just spray some Lysol in the air.  Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We will never be the same

This is absolutely amazing. I mean this guy has some talent. I think sometimes that I am crafty because I can spray paint a flower pot every now and then...but this is talent! It gave me goosebumps....

Hope you enjoy!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, peeps!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Papa John

In all our craziness over the summer, none can compare to the loss we had in August.  You know, that phone call you get that brings you to your knees?  I've had a few of those in my lifetime...and this is one of them.  Very rarely have I seen my husband cry.  He is the strong one, the one who thinks things through, the one that keeps me grounded, the one that when I am anything but calm....he is, the one that is the peacemaker, and a true example of a loving husband and father.  But, on August 7th, I saw tears.  I saw a man who felt helpless and heartbroken.  He got THE call.  The call that his daddy, his crazy but sweet daddy, had died at his home.  He had just turned 75.

After the call, the tears and hugs he automatically went into a "gotta get it done" mode.  I have never lost a parent, thank goodness.  My Poppi was the closest to a parent that I have lost.  I know how that hurt. 


But, I guess when you lose a parent there are things that have to be done.  AND guess what...YOU have to do it.  I know Troy and his sisters faced a really hard time but they did it and did it together. 

That week was really a blur.  As it should be.  I can't remember a lot but do know that I am super proud of my husband and the leadership role he showed to me and the kids.  I am one lucky girl.

Words cannot express how much we will miss Papa.  We loved stopping at his house on our way back to Houston from the Ville.  He was on the way home for us and our normal stop in Plum will never be the same.  We would always call him and tell him we were on our, if you knew John and you told him you were going to be there at 3 o' better be there at 3 o' clock.  ha!  There were many times we were late and would get a little lecture.  ha! 

Now it's going to be weird passing his turn off knowing he's not there.  We always loved stopping there to play with Yogi and Snoopy, drive the mule around the little 'ole town of Plum, listen to old country classic music and listening to his funny stories.  Let me tell you, he had some funny ones.  We never had to stop at 7-11 for sodas for the car ride home because we always knew Papa would hook us up with some.  Of course, soda was not Papa's drink of choice but he has some soda just for us.  :)  I am thankful that the kids have such fond memories of hanging out at Papa's house. 

The kids even had a song about him....goes a little something like this: (not sure of the tune)

Paaaa-pa John
Paaaa-pa John
Papa John lives in Plum, picks pecans,
Paaaa-pa John.

Although we are sad and heartbroken over his passing, we know that he is better hands. God promises us that and for that we are thankful. 

RIP Papa, John, Tic, Daddy....We love you and will miss you always.

Why me Lord?
What have I ever done?
To deserve even one
Of the blessings I've known

Why me Lord?
What did I ever do?
That was worth love from You
And the kindness You've shown

Lord help me, Jesus
I've wasted it
So help me Jesus
I know what I am

Now that I know
That I've needed You
So help me Jesus
My soul's in Your hand

Try me Lord
If You think there's a way
That I can repay
What I've taken from You

Maybe Lord
I could show someone else
What I've been through myself
On my way back to You

Lord help me, Jesus
I've wasted it
So help me Jesus
I know what I am

Now that I know
That I've needed You
So help me Jesus
My soul's in Your hand
Jesus, my soul's in Your hands.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Words can't express how glad I am that our whole moving process is over.  It has been a LONG hard year of laughs, tears, bending friends ears over certain things, stress, cleaning, going through memories, apartment living, packing boxes, LOTS of boxes, and prayers....TONS of prayers.  God has truly blessed my family and I am ever so thankful.  I knew that in His time everything would work out.  My peeps kept telling me that!  ;)  Now looking back at all the drama, I see His hand holding mine....every step of the way.  I was just so blinded....that is until now.  Now it is all so clear.  He knew exactly what my little family needed. 

Seriously.  Why did I doubt that?


We are in our home but still looking at all these boxes that I worked so hard to pack.  I know that in time it will all be done and we will feel more settled.  But, for now, we are enjoying our new home, boxes and all.  We just kind of kick 'em around and hope that someone will unpack them.  I think that someone is me!  Most days I wish I was Samantha from Bewitched....that looks way more easy.

Twitch, twitch


So, maybe tomorrow I will get serious about unpacking.  

Yeah. Tomorrow. 

Every girl needs a break now and then....

You must rest your muscles!  For real.

My peeps.  I love them!

 Macy knows exactly what she wants.  She made this sign weeks before we moved.  It hangs proudly
on her door for all to see....

 My favorite coffee cup!  So glad I found it and it wasn't broken.  There were
a few things that didn't make the move.  oops.

There has been A LOT of spray painting going on...I'm not kidding.  Here is an old gold antique mirror
that Macy and I had big plans for!  Yep, you guessed it...PINK!  Well, really it was Rose something or another but its hot pink people.


And double TTTTTAAADDDDAAA!  Heather's House!

Home sweet Heather's Home that is.

Now, y'all stop by for coffee....anytime!  I'd love to have you.  I have a cup just for YOU!

"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord."  Joshua 24:15