Thursday, November 27, 2008

My girl's birthday.

Today my oldest little girl turns 18. Where has the time gone? I can't even begin to tell you what a wonderful gift she has been to me. She is kind, loyal, honest, strong, determined, focused, and smart, incredibly smarter than I was at 18. I can count on one hand how many times I have had to really discipline her, she does that to herself. She loves cheerleading, shopping, sleeping late, goulash, peace signs, dancing, coaching at twisters, her birthday on Thanksgiving day, her family, friends, JJ and me. She hates racism, liars, the left side of her hair, math, and cheese. So Katelyn, on this milestone birthday I tell you HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I wish that all your wishes come true and I humbly thank GOD for eighteen years ago giving me the gift of being your mother.

Friday, November 21, 2008

One Word

I saw this over at mama's on a playdate and it looked fun, so I copied it.

One Word

I'm inviting you to join me in this one too. Put your answers in the comment section or copy to your blog and then leave a comment if you want to participate.

You can only type ONE Word! Not as easy as you might think.
Change the answers to suit you and pass it on.
It's really hard to only use one word answers.
You can only type one word, on each line.

Where is your cell phone? kitchen

Where is your significant other? asleep

Your hair? graying

Your mother? gone

Your father? troubled

Your favorite thing? hugs

Your dream last night? insane

Your dream/goal? peace

The room you're in? den

Your fear? death

Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy

Where were you last night? home

What you're not? skinny

Muffins? yummy

One of your wish list items? vacation

Where you grew up? Mansfield

The last thing you did? potty

What are you wearing? clothes

Your TV? ancient

Your pet? spastic

Your computer? distracting

Your life? stressful

Your mood? quiet

Missing someone? Mom

Your car? cluttered

Something you're not wearing? makeup

Your summer? good

Love someone? yes

Your favorite color? red

When is the last time you laughed? today

Last time you cried? today

Looking forward to your answers,

Thursday, November 20, 2008

44 things about me

1. Do you like blue cheese? nasty

2. Have you ever smoked? very nasty, no

3. Do you own a gun? no

4. What flavor of Kool-Aid was your favorite? Tropical Punch, no, grape

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? no, I cancel them before I get the chance

6. What do you think of hot dogs? got any chili and cheese?

7. Favorite Holiday Movie? Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Santa and the sequel, Meet the Santas with Steve Guttenberg and Crystal Bernard, I will have to dig those up and watch them this weekend! So good.

8. Favorite thing to drink in the morning? really, really cold milk, pulpy orange juice or tea

9. Can you do push ups? hahahaha, someone come help me up off the floor

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? I have several. all gifts.

11. What's your favorite hobby? blogging or scrapping if I had time

12. Do you have A.D.D.? I must, I just retyped this questionnaire so it would look better

13. What trait do you hate about yourself? fat

14. Middle name? Lynne

15. Name 3 thoughts this exact moment; some issues between kevin & cody, I need to clean & purge around this house before decorations come out & I REALLY need to go to bed

16. What do you read in the bathroom? my Sunday school lesson, magazines, the novel I'm reading if I remember to take it in there

17. Current worry? Cody & Kevin

18. Current hate right now? Everyone thinking they would know what to do in my shoes and telling me what I ought to do instead of being supportive

19. Favorite place to be? almost anywhere with my family and friends, I'd love it to be the beach

20. How did you bring in the New year? sleeping

21. Where would you like to go? Mexican beach resort

22. Name three people who will complete this? not sure

23. Do you own slippers? somewhere

24. What shirt are you wearing? ugly white tshirt

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? no

26. Can you whistle? barely

27. Favorite color? red

28. Would you be a pirate? no

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? none, I enjoy the quiet

30. Favorite girl's name? katelyn if she is listening and skylar if she is listening :)

31. Favorite boy's name? cody

32. What's in your pocket right now? eight dollars woo hoo

33. Last thing that made you laugh? Cody & Skylar playing basketball

34. What vehicle do you drive? VW Jetta

35. Worst injury you've ever had? broken heart

36. Do you love where you live? I do, would love it more if I had $$$ to finish the remodel

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? 4

38. I guess number 38 got lost :(

39. Do you have any pets? 3 dogs, an iguana, some fish, a turtle, a hamster, a bird and a husband

40. Does someone have a crush on you? my husband does, crazy man

41. Your favorite books? anything by Karen Kingsbury and Debbie Macomber

42. Do you collect anything? wrinkles

43. Favorite sports team? Canton Eagles of course

44. What song do you want played at your funeral? I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me

Common girls, link this to your blogs and lets get to know each other better!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Miss Vivi Jo Lester

I have a Mt Vernon friend, Kim Lester, that I have reconnected with through blogging. She blogs over at Celebrating Everyday Life. She was raising her "first" batch of kids in Mt Vernon at the same time I was there raising my first "batch." She and her husband, Paul, adopted the most precious little boy from China last year. Max is adorable and will capture your heart if you read their blog. Recently, Paul and Kim have started another chapter in their family story to adopt a daughter, also from China.
Tuesday, November 11th, Vivian Josephine joined Britney, Mark, Hayden, and Max to make Paul and Kim parents of five! God had a wonderful plan for this precious child and she will be loved to pieces. My purpose in sharing their story is two-fold. One, that you will be blessed by their amazing family and two, that you will pray as they prepare to travel home with Vivi on Thursday. Miss Vivi has horrible motion sickness and China to Texas involves a small amount of travel. ;) Please read and enjoy their story and keep them in your prayers as they travel. I LOVE this sweet picture of Vivi, coloring intently. And check out the bow. Kim is the queen of BIG hairbows. I have several pictures of Britney in the day when the bow was bigger than the girl!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Skylar and Dr. Carter's office

We have had a couple of HORRIBLE dental experiences with Skylar. In light of this, her regular dental visits have suffered but with great thanks to our friends, Lorrane and Rebekah Epps, those days are behind us! We went several weeks ago and had an introduction visit with Dr. John Carter, a pediatric dentist in Tyler. She immediately, as did I, felt relaxed with him and his assistant Ms. Gail. Yesterday our girl had an appointment with them to fix a nasty cavity. As you can see, the girl loves the gas. She was giggling and wiggling like she wanted to bust a dance move to the music in her head and they were SUPERB with her. Other than the tingly, moderately painful feeling of the "pinches" wearing off last night our experience was wonderful. I can't thank Dr. Carter and his entire kind staff for changing how we feel about going to the dentist. Thank you Lorraine for sharing him with us! If only he would treat my dentist phobic large child, Kevin.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cheer Season

This past Friday was Katelyn's last football pep rally and football game at
Canton. She has been cheering for Canton since the 7th grade. I hadn't really let myself dwell on that "last" thing so I was holding it all together rather well. But, obviously, Skylar had picked up on it being the "last" and had been stewing on it because when they went to sing the school song, I looked down and she was having herself a good cry. She said she doesn't want Katelyn to leave her. Well, that did it I was crying right there in the gym with her. So, if you saw me Friday at the pep rally, yes, I was crying as the seniors swayed in their circle singing Old Christmas Tree with the I love Canton High School words.

The sadness was short lived though because we are in the middle of competition cheer season baby and it was off to Denton for us on Sunday. The team is looking great and improving with every competiton. Sunday was a short day, we had to be there at 10 for Katelyn to coach the little girls, she competed early afternoon, we were out of there late afternoon and home at a decent hour. We have a couple weeks off and we are headed to Denton again on Skylar's birthday. Here's hoping for a win. Those kids deserve it, they work really hard!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Today my son is 25 years old. I can't believe he is 25. It seems like just a short time ago that I was holding that sweet, tow headed boy in my lap, with his blanket, reading stories. I always heard that there isn't another love like that between a mother and child and this child proved that truth to me. There have been times when I could have strangled him with my own two hands but I can't imagine my world without him. When he is happy, my heart feels like it will burst and when he is sad, my heart has pain. Cody hasn't always made the wisest choices and is paying for those choices now but I know he is strong and he will succeed. He is a very introverted soul but I know inside his heart there is much love and a desire for a happy life. I pray this year brings him happiness and success. I just wanted to share my son with you on this very special day. I love you Cody. Mom


6 things I value:

1. my faith, he sustains me
2. my family, dysfunction and all
3. my friends, a very eclectic bunch
4. my health, amazingly good for a fat girl
5. my job,I like the paycheck
6. my freedom

6 things I don't value:

1. drama
2. lack of sleep
3. my time management skills
4. 911 abusers
5. being late, see number 3
6. two faced people

6 people I'm tagging

1. I'm a sad little blogger
2. I don't have any blogger
3. people
4. so if you read
5. my blog and want to be tagged
6. consider yourself tagged

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


This is the first 48 hour shift I have worked in a good while. I remember now why...I am tired and want to go home! We have been watching the election returns. Sad. Really really sad. Going to try and take my boots off for awhile and clear my head. Earnestly pray for our nation.

Always late..

that is a good description of me. Especially yesterday. I was an hour late for work thanks to the flat I had on the way to work. UGH! And then I completely missed my post yesterday. I was going to write this long, encouraging, it's your obligation as an American to get out and vote today blog but since I was at work it never happened. And since I am still at work it is just now happening, the short and sweet version. I do sincerely hope that everyone has used the gift we have been given and exercised your right to vote. And I hoped you voted the right way, my way ;)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween, Senior night and Robert's birthday

Here's a photo of our little Midnight Fairie! Halloween this year was messed up for us. Kevin left early to go deer hunting (yuck) and left me here all alone (do I get an awwww?) to handle the school party, the pep rally, trick or treating, giving out candy AND of all the dang football games to pick-it was senior night at the game. So I went to the party, raced to the pep rally, raced home and got the fairie ready, pawned her off on my friend Mindi for awhile, raced to the football field to escort Katelyn across the field, back to get Skylar, trick or treated awhile, handed out candy awhile and then raced back to the game to watch them get beat :( I was pooped but the fairie had a good night so I suppose that is all that matters.

Before the nasty tummy thing started Saturday I did my usual day after the holiday 6am half-price holiday restock at Walmart. The pickings were slim this year but I did get a few things and was home, back in bed by 7. That pretty much sums up the weekend, Halloween, senior night, the virus and half price sales but

before I sign off tonight I want to tell my friend, Slobert, as Skylar calls him a wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! And tell him that he is an important part of our family and we all love him very much and sorry we didn't celebrate this weekend but we will get it in soon. Oh and by the way................ YOU ARE OLDER THAN ME!

My November 1st post, late....

I missed my first day of my 30 days of posts challenge. I hope yall will forgive me, as you can see from the picture, these guys have been my friends for the last 24 hours and they have been quite demanding along with their friend stomach cramps. I'm just hoping they are gone before I start a 48 hour shift tomorrow and nobody else at my house comes down with it.