Wednesday, December 30, 2009
When are you considered an adult?
a) when you recieve money for Christmas, and know that you are going to have to spend it on a vet bill
b) when you receive money for Christmas and know that you are going to have to spend it on a vet bill and you are happy about it
Monday, December 28, 2009
We woke up Christmas morning and had a good time seeing all the things that Santa brought to the kids. After playing for awhile, we all loaded in the truck and drove around looking for Harley. Still nothing. My parents and William and Christina came over for brunch and we enjoyed exchanging gifts with them. A neighbor came over and said that they had seen a dog roaming around the front gates of some hunting land, so Brent, William, and Dad left to go see if they could find him. They came home with no Harley! At this point we were supposed to leave to go to Georgia to Brent's grandparents house. We made a decision to not go since Reese was still not recovered from his sicknesses, and we still had hopes that we might find Harley.
Fast forward to Saturday and Sunday, still no dog. No sightings of the dog... nothing.
I had decided that I needed to get used to the idea that something had happened to him. Where we live has all kind of wildlife around. I was starting to wonder when it was going to be necessary to move Harley's bed and food off of the deck.
Monday morning Brent got a phone call from a elderly woman who said she had our dog on our front porch!! I rushed away from work, and drove to her house. She went on and on about how he was such a sweet dog. She had fed him the only thing she had---cat food. :) We both thought he had a broken leg so off we went to the vet's office. Kristy, (excuse me..Dr. Busby) took good care of him! No broken bone only one sore spot and one missing toe nail and some scrapes. I shouldn't say “only”, I am sure that he is in some pain. He is now sleeping on the floor beside me as I type this.
So I don't know why he went missing for 5 days. Maybe he had a mid life crisis and lost his mind for a little while. I really think something got after him and he took off.
We know that things don't always work out like we would like for them too, but it sure is wonderful when they do.
(Christmas pics to come later)
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Here is Reese making snow.
Reese attempting to make a bracelet.
Austin and Brooks working on bracelets.
Brooks and friends decorating their bags that held the reindeer food.
The children listening to Santa.They had a wonderful time.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Unfortunately he takes after me when it comes to coughing. He coughs and coughs and coughs until he throws up. I don't know if I am ready for it because I tend to do this too, when I get sick, or it is because I have heard him do this so many times. You can tell it is about to happen every time.
Brent and I gave him a cup a long time ago that he is supposed to "use" when he needs to, (in case he can't make it to the bathroom) while he is sick. We didn't realize at the time that he would become attached to his cup.
I hope you can picture this: It is a 64 ounce plastic cup that has Spiderman on it. He carries it around like you would a sack of groceries. It has not been far from his side these last few days. He is well enough now that he is with my mother today. He carried his cup to Gammie's house this morning. She said he is taking his nap right now and his arm is around it.
Sweet little man!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing stinks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page document that I know I did not make any changes to.
14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "What would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How in the world do I respond to that?
19. I think the freezer deserves a light as well..
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thanksgiving went well this year. Everyone came to our house and just shared food, stories, and love.
Then, a few days later, we apparently shared stomach virus too.
Out of our extended family, one went to the ER with it, one spent some time laying on a bathroom floor with it, and one was well enough to travel only yesterday.
We snapped through our invisible fence line while trying to tear down a beaver dam.
That is right I said beaver dam.
So I guess that sums it up for us.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The kind of friends who you can talk in code to, and they know what you mean.
The kind of friends that one word will prompt a memory that will take you back many years, and make you feel like no time has passed at all.
The kind of friends who can finish your sentences for you.
The kind of friends who can discipline your own children.
The kind of friends whom have blessed your life forever!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sometimes I am thankful to be living where I do, seeing as both of these things are in large supply down here.
Now if I could only find a diet form of both of these that tasted like the real stuff....
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I am thankful for today, that I have been given as a gift from God. I am going to cherish each moment with my family and friends and try to always remember these moments are a gift.
It makes me think of the lyrics to a song by my favorite artist...
So I'm gonna love my neighbor,
and I'm gonna love my wife.
Wrap my arms around my children,
and pray with them each night.
Thank God for all the good things,
'cause the good things are enough.
The ties that bind and leave behind,
a legacy of love.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Seriously though, after 10 years of marriage, I feel like it has only been a couple of months together. He has made my life complete and I couldn't imagine my life without him. I wrote a post a while back about him.
Now maybe I should call his work and tell them it was my fault that he was late! He works with all women, so I know they would understand.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I will start with this…. I am thankful for coupons.
Don’t laugh. It may seem silly but it is true. I take great joy each week in clipping them, sorting them into groups and placing them in my binder. I love seeing what is on sale each week at my favorite store and matching it up with my coupons. What better hobby than one that saves you money.
My children now even can spot a coupon and point it out to me. Maybe I am training them well, or ruining them. I guess time will tell.
Now if I could only find a coupon for tuition….
Saturday, November 7, 2009
This morning we were cleaning up toys in the living room. Reese wanted to keep a toy out, so he asked, "Mom can I keep one out?" I told him yes. He then asked, "Mom, can I keep two of ones out?" I guess he thinks as long as he says "one" then it still counts as one toy.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thank you for carrying me to and from the places I need to go.
Thank you for driving great, even though I don't get your oil changed as often as I should.
Thank you for being the kind of guy that can put up with me being a little rough with you.
Thank you for understanding when I stop you suddenly sometimes, when I am threatening my children.
(I have threatened to pull you over many times.)
Mr. X, This is my plea to you that you will be around for another 100000.
Can you do that for me?
Sincerely, Your biggest fan!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I saw a car in front of me the other day that was an older model car that had a spoiler and big racing stripes on it. It looked like a real redneck car.
Then I noticed one of those swirly monograms that you see on cars now.
The monogram just didn't seem to fit.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
On October 10 we went to the beach to enjoy Brooks' time of of school for fall break. The fun part about the trip was that the boys didn't know we were going. This was pictures as we were telling them where we were going.
You know how lots of families have those wonderful pictures of their children on the beach? That wasn't going to happen for us. Reese through a royal fit! If you look closely in this picture, he has tears and snot all over his face. I "disciplined" him right there in front of anyone who was around, but that didn't stop him.
This one turned out ok.
Maybe next year!