Sunday, January 28, 2007

Update 101

Okay, I apologize to everyone who reads my blog. I do feel better now knowing that more than one person reads whats going on in our life. So many of you told me that you enjoy hearing from us so I will continue to update as I can. If you do want to be my "friend" on myspace, my page is I think...

Anyway, school has started again and I am already exhausted. Right now I feel like I'm in a tunnel because I have a head cold. I caught it from Bryce. He was sick last week and missed a couple of days of school. I took him to the doctor and they sent him home saying that he was just congested. That night he ran high fever and continued with the fever for 2-3 days so the doctors wanted to see him again and figured he had a virus. Long story short... he coughs a lot and doesn't sleep unless he is on my pillow! Hence is where I caught the cold!

I have also been under a little stress as well. The kids' daycare is shutting down and gave me a whole weeks notice! After calling TEN daycares that are all full, I placed my children on waiting lists and finally found one open that will take both kids next Monday. I have all the anxiety and sadness of placing them in daycare all over again! It is a little more expensive and further away but seems more organized than the current one. I like flexibility when it comes to keeping my kids happy but I am also glad to hear that they keep strict rules and regulations. I hope to take the kids by this week and let them see their new rooms and teachers. Please pray that they adjust well and have loving teachers that will be good "substitute mothers" for the day.

My school is going okay so far. Like I mentioned in my previous blog, I really need patients for my first couple of weeks starting on Feb. 15th. I think I gave the wrong date last time. If I don't have family or friends come, then I will see strangers which may not be such a bad thing.

Scott's school is good. His basketball team is playing hard. They are very unexperienced but good kids. I am so glad that he has a job he enjoys so that he can support his family. He works so hard for us.

My mom came and visited this weekend and gave us the much needed love and recuperation that we all needed. She treated us to restaurants all weekend. No cooking, cleaning dishes, or leftovers! We hardly ever eat out so it was great! The kids were SO HAPPY to see her and I think it did her good to see us as well. We rented movies last night. Scott watched a scary one so us girls watched "The Devil Wears Prada." It was great but staying up until one talking was even better.

I hope everyone has a great week. Love you all. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Teeth cleaned?

Hello to everybody. I am getting ready to boot the blog. I have started a myspace page and it is so much more fun. I have fun doing this too but I feel like the only person who ever reads it is Lisa. Thanks Lisa! I may update every once in a while....we'll see. Anyway, if there is anybody reading this, I have a favor to ask.... DO YOU WANT YOUR TEETH CLEANED? I start cleaning teeth in February and need some guinnea pigs to sit in my chair for a couple of hours while I try to be professional. I only clean on Thursdays right now so you would have to take off work or find a babysitter for the day. If you do me the favor of coming to Amarillo to do this I will be forever grateful. The first couple of weeks are free... including x-rays, sealants, whatever. After that, it will be around $25 I think. You are more than welcome to come stay with us for the weekend!!! I can even put sealants in kids teeth! Let me know if anybody is interested. If you have to bring the whole family....that would be great too. I have a WONDERFUL babysitter that can watch kids for us. Lisa, if you are the only one that reads this, will you spread the word around for me?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Three great relationships

Christmas is such a busy time of travel and gift buying that it is so easy to overlook the true meaning of Christmas. I am so glad that I have a relationship with God that is the basis of everything I do. I am not sure why God decided to give me the parents he did but I was raised to know Him because of them. I am not sure why He gave me the husband and children I have but I am blessed because He did. Most of all I do not know why he gave his son's life for mine but I am saved because He did. May we all hold each other accountable for our actions and lift each other up to better serve Him this New Year.

Another relationship I am so grateful of is the one I have with my husband. Scott and I celebrated our 5th anniversary this Holiday season. What a wonderful five years its been. He is such a great husband and father to my children. I love everything about him and he helps me be a better wife and mother. He can always make me smile. He thinks I'm pretty and smart. He loves me for who I am and he supports me in every way possible. I could go on and on about him but I'll save that for some other day. I look forward to the rest of my life with him.

Last but not least, I am grateful for the relationship I had with my grandmother, Broxie. (Pronounced Brooksie) I had the priveledge of knowing her sweet Christian side while I grew up. She was quite ornery and spunky at times too. She had a love for the Lord and her family. She has been sick the past couple of years and was staying at a nursing home in Lubbock. My kids and I would visit her a couple days a week and we all enjoyed our time together. She would make crafts for Hallie and she would be amazed at the new "tricks" Bryce would do each new day. She would talk about the way she raised her children and tell me all kinds of stories about my mother when she was little. Her big brown eyes would sparkle and you could tell that she was so proud of her family. She went to meet her maker last night. I am extremely sad to have her be gone but I am so glad that I know where she went. I am glad she does not have to suffer any more. I am most proud of the woman she was. By her example, she taught my mother how to be a wonderful mother, wife, and friend and now that has been passed on to me. I am grateful of her love and devotion to Christ. I hope I can carry on her teachings to my children and so on. Because of her, I am the way I am today. I love you Boopie. See you again one day.

Wonderful Holiday

We had such a great holiday. My kids are so incredibly spoiled. I requested that they received clothes for gifts since they only had a few that fit their long bodies...but what kid can't get a toy from every set of grandparents they have? (They are blessed with three great sets of grandparents) So yesterday I found myself cleaning out their rooms so I could fit the new stuff in. What a blessing! I am so glad that my kids are provided for. Scott and I struggle very often with making ends meet. Sometimes we make it and a lot of times we don't but our kids don't have a clue. We have such a great family and support system that keeps them feeling rich with love ...and toys.

I started the holiday by visiting Scott's sister, Carlee and her twin additions to the family. They are such sweet babies. I tried to post pictures of them but my computer is not downloading them. You can see them on my myspace page if you have a myspace account. I think I got my baby fix for now. Their names are Jamie and Jessie. They don't look anything alike. Jessie is the one with the round face and kissable cheeks. He is the cutest grunter ever. Anytime you or he moves any part of his body, he groans like an old man. I giggled listening to him. It is really a cute trait. Jamie is the one with the longer face and slanted eyes. He slept more than Jessie and tends to be very calm until you feed him then he is likely to explode all over you. I had to fight Hallie to hold them. She loved her new cousins. Bryce liked them too. He would say, "I wanna hode it." and "Hi Baby" in a really high voice. He was more interested in what Brayden was doing or even more so what the dog and cat were doing. Scott joined us in Dallas and we were able to visit his mom, step dad, brother and his family. His brother just recently had a little girl. She is in NICU because she was too early. She was so tiny and precious. We are praying hard that she continues to grow strong and develops as she should. After that we went back to Witchita Falls area to be with his dad and step mom. We had a wonderful stay and returned home to unpack, repack, reload and go to Lubbock to have Christmas with my side of the family. Our break did not seem nearly long enough. Scott had to go back to school today and it is very gloomy around here without him. I have two more weeks til I have to go back.

I have to say that I am proud to have all my Christmas stuff up and the house clean. It is fading fast but I don't care. I have the project of making curtains for my living room. I tried to get started sewing but my machine and I kept disagreeing. I can't seem to figure out why it won't work but I can guarantee you that it can make me mad faster than anything else I own. Scott walked in the kitchen and said.... "I think I'll leave you alone for now." I think it is time to call in reinforcement. I promise I will win and I will hang them by their necks over my windows!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. May God bless each and every one of you and show you his will.