Sunday, May 20, 2012

to do lists...

I was going to do so well with this blog this year. 

I think about it all the time.

I just don't get over here and do it. 

I am making changes-not big, I'm Moving changes, just changes in the way I think, do things and such. 

I need to embrace where I am in life. I have learned to love the people I am meeting here, but I still say I like the city life. I don't miss it too much-I miss driving thru Starbucks on occasion with my hubby, I miss my mom and my daughter and my new grandbaby and my sisters. I miss our old church/church family. But, I have finally gotten so that I see people drive down the road and I know them!! I don't know when that happened, but it did-I used to think in my mind, oh, there goes so and so, nope, they are in Joplin, I am in Picayune...

I will be 40 on Wednesday. I am not bothered by the number at all, I embrace it! I just became a Mambo to little Lexi-who is beautiful, I have 5 kids I adore and a husband who knocks my socks off even when I want to fight with him!! 

I just know I have been very depressed and in a bad state of mind for some time now. I have felt very negative and I don't want to be that person. I want my children to have memories of mommy being happy and home being safe and where they learn about God as much as when going to church. I want to be more involved. I mean, I cook and clean and get groceries, I take them to/from school, to ballet/baseball, I go to all events at school...but I want them to learn at home from me--to love, to laugh, to cook, to clean, to forgive, to cry, to dance...TO LIVE . Like last night, Gabi was so proud to cook the bacon(it was microwave bacon-hey, when you have a late ball game, breakfast is quick!)but I almost shooed her out of the kitchen because I was just trying to get done...she loves to be in there with me, so I am making a point to do that with her. 

I have been searching for easy recipes on Pinterest that I can make with them over the summer, (as well as fun crafts for decorating their rooms-CHEAP, but fun!!)I want to start making some sweet treats for them as well-I can't keep buying expensive snack cakes and such that don't last even a day!! SO...that is on my to do list...

We are on a limited budget since I stay at home and that is ok. I  don't mind our home, but I want to be proud to have people over and today, that is NOT the case. By next Saturday, it will be closer..we are having a party to celebrate my birthday and I am excited! Yes, we live in a double wide trailer, but I am not ashamed of that. What I am ashamed of it that I am not a great house keeper since moving here. I had a lot of stuff hidden in closets in Joplin. I don't have those closets, there are a lot of things sitting around that I need to take care of. It wouldn't take long, I just need to do it. So, I am making a list and working on it everyday this week. I want the summer to be fun and not blah because we can't enjoy our surroundings!! I have the organizational skills to do this-heck, I have a trailer sitting next door to put all my craft things in!! that would help :O)  

This is my reality. My mind is all over the place. I LOVE my family with my whole heart..I just want them to see Jesus in me and what I do.

I know this is ALL OVER the place...but I was thinking and typing...SO, pray for me if you think of it....I could sure use it!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I keep these plates mixed in with my others -they were my Momma's and I love when I pull them out!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


sliding into fun at Friendship Park!!


little pranksters ..this is what happens if they get my phone!! (it is legs, I promise -it was also my DAUGHTER who did it!!!) lol


she does her own hair every single day!!!

oh yeah

every kids dream!! I am almost 40 and couldn't quit giggling!!

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have I mentioned how blessed I am to live within 30 minutes of this???


Piper in her fun

Revamped Candy Land

during Mardi Gras break, we played some games ...

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students of the month

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Gabi was tired!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

project 366-call me a slacker!!

sick Piper :0(

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Project 366

Bwahaha!!! I hadn't read this until today ....I KNOW it's for mail, but she wrote "male" and that is hilarious!!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

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nuff said

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Gabi steals my phone and I find this the next really is the crease of her arm, but girl loves to make jokes!!!

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do they have to be so good?????

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this was the room Poppa passed in...-there had been a hospital bed in there....but we crashed there Saturday night...

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Piper with her sweet cousin Phillip :0))) I know I am very behind ...I have been taking photos, just slacking in posting. between being in the hospital and Daniel's Poppa passing -we lay him to rest today....-it was a week long affair as he had been battling cancer ....please, don't give up yet!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

project 366

they brought in some heavy duty antibiotics!! he said not many people get them ...does that mean I'm lucky??

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make sure you got the right girl!

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this is my inner elbow!!! it looks even worse now

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the past few days sucked!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

project 366

too sick to do anything, so here are my cute pups!

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sick, ii remembered to take the pictures, just forgot to post ...
this is what having skin cancer did to me...
not awful, but, there they scars ...reminders of neglect on my body!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

project 366

I love these 2 girls!!! my sister in law Stephanie and her daughter Miss Sophia ....blessed to get to spend time with them! Sophia just had her 2nd birthday ....

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forgot to post this yesterday! oh it was so GOOD!!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

project 366

the kids LOVE chili.....I really love it on a super cold day...but, I love those kids of ours, so, I made chili on a day it got over 70*! but, I did not make sweet corn bread ...I know, it aches me to say that, but I just didn't want to heat the house up!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

an entra for project 366

remember Friday when u wore my robe to school? this is how I ended the the hospital, getting shots of diladed x2!!! ugh it was the worst headache I have ever had..a glimpse of how I felt

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can you overdose on Chloraseptic?? if so, I just may!!! I feel just crummy. ..praying one more night if sleep will help.

I don't know why it is putting my pictures sideways ....interesting...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Project 366

This is our 'black and gold' tree...we decorated it in honor of our favorite team, the New Orleans Saint's will stay up as long as they play!! let's pray that is until Super Bowl!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Project 366

So migraines suck....I have spent the day on the couch, taking meds, with no, relief. this us how I took the kids to school -robe and boots!! but, then Piper forgot her book bag in the I had to put real clothes on! now I am off to the ER in hopes of relief for my noggin ...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

project 366

so today I get to spend a little extra time with Dawson ...since he is 13, those moments are extra special, even if he is just sitting on a Dr's exam table! We are sitting here, praying he dies NOT have chicken pox. Night before last, after hus shower, a few bumps showed up on his belly. Last night when he got out, hus ENTIRE belly and part of his back were covered ...I gave him some benydrl -how do you spell that??? -and that has helped the itching, but the bumps have spread to his arms and face and back and even his legs...ugh!!! so, here we sit, quarantined to a room - a pink room!! lol!!! waiting our turn, playing on our respective phones ..after I tried talking dice Mom, I AM TRYING TO PLAY THIS GAME AND WOULD YOU PLEASE SILENCE YOUR PHONE IN THE OFFICE!!! Sigh, at least he has phone etiquette, right?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

a new year, hoping for a new blog...

Just as we all look for change in our lives at the start of each year, I am hoping that this year, I can renew this blog. I loved blogging for  years...LiveJournal...MySpace...FaceBook...Blogger.... I want to keep this one, I like the format, I like my visitors. so holler if you visit!! see you each day, coffee, chat-some boring, hopefully some not, but all of it real, because that is how I roll!! HUGS

Project 366

the house is quiet other than the hums if the heater, washer and dishwasher goal for this year is to read through the entire Bible ...start at the front and keep going...I also want to study what we are learning in Sunday school each week, as well as meditate on the sermon from each week. I'm not  super Holy or anything, just a gal searching. I have never read the ENTIRE Bible... the lessons we are learning in class hit me between the eyes or step on my toes each week. I just want to get back to really listening to God and being more aware....
if you see me, ask if I have done my reading for the  day -hold me accountable!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

today's picture

I should be folding and hanging ...instead, I am sitting on my duff...that pile will still be sitting there in the morning when the kids all go back to school and I am left home, to do as  I please!!! laundry, take one tree down and clean the kitchen while consuming coffee, lots of coffee!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2nd photo

Jersey has done nothing all day but sleep!!! ugh....gonna be a long night!!!

Photo a day...January 1

enjoying McDonald's using our gift cards from Gram's!!