Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
The day after the youth retreat I was in the parking lot of a local grocery store with four of those kids that heard my fear. A horseback riding group happened to be taking a rest and having a snack in a grassy patch by the store. (Yes, I reside in the boonies.) Our youth group was then invited to go horseback riding in a few weeks.
One modern day cowboy said, "Hey, why not hop on one now?" Gulp. Four sets of eyes found their way to me. Er, uh, umm. A sweet little angel in my group said, "I'll ride!" which bought me some time to think. Oh no! I have to do this.
God used me that moment to show these young people that it is OK to have fears. We also learned it is OK to face your fears as I placed my shaky foot in a stirrup and found my way in a saddle...on the back of a horse! It wasn't so bad. A nice slow short stroll was all. Thankfully, I didn't have to take the advice of another cowboy who grinned and said, "If he takes off start hollering. He goes faster when you holler."
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
On the third day of school he did not want me to walk him to class...so instead of crying when I got home I cleaned his room and sewed Boppy's dangling leg. Lame, I know, but look...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
1 cup and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
10 ounces whipped topping
2 graham-cracker crusts
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
Whip cream cheese at low speed. Beat in sugar and peanut butter. Slowly beat in milk. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crusts. Top with chopped nuts. Freeze until firm. Makes 2 pies.
(from Our State magazine...I altered the title)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I begged Hubby (a.k.a. Skinny) to take me to play golf while our kiddos were at church camp for a few hours. Smacking the ball with a driver is tons of fun but after that things get a little sketchy. My handsome hubby was very patient with me today. The first few holes were moving right along and I was hanging in there.Then things took a turn for the worse. On hole #7 my ball hit a tree then bounced off the golf cart and Hubby had to jump out of the way so it could land 4 inches from where I started. After those, uh, we'll say 10 strokes I started thinking about this blog post and how I needed some pictures.
Hubby thinks I'm crazy.
My score card thinks I need not this hobby:)
Monday, June 6, 2011
Hey marketing peeps! Please let me see someone wearing a tankini and maybe, I don't know, flip flops building a sand castle in your next magazine spread. Or how about a mom going down the pool slide with a kid or two. Really. Then I might buy your stupid bathing suit...
if it hides my stretch marks.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
At his preschool graduation sweet songs and a slide show paired with Dylan leading the Pledge of Allegiance brought on the tears. God has guided me to many awesome places but being a parent has by far been the best journey!
(Let's see if I feel the same way when my babes are teenagers!)
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Then I'd like to cruise around The Tar River
in this. Yes, I'm aware it is an ocean kayak but ya work with what ya got.
Maybe during naptime...a mommy can dream, right?
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Despite turning 29 for the 6th year in a row this birthday week was the best I can remember since 4th grade. It started with a clean house, some pampering, meals at two of my favorite restaurants with my favorite people, and ended with a fun night of beach music.
Thank you, Hubby, for allowing my birthday to drag out. You are the best!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Aside from today, I think I was around 12 years old and listening to Slippery When Wet in a friend's driveway. She had a pink Sony tape player propped in her bedroom window so we could sing "Livin' on a Prayer" as we practiced shooting the duck.
Today Justin Bieber took the place of Jon Bon Jovi and a wooden rink replaced that concrete rectangle. The biggest difference, however, was the pain from falling. My 33 year old bones do not bounce like those of a preteen. I only fell once (and blame it 100% on my son, Dylan) but will feel the bruise for days to come.
Despite feeling ancient (from the pain and when the rink DJ called Will Smith's 1995 hit "Miami" a classic) I thoroughly enjoyed roller skating. I wonder what other kid activities I've been missing? Being a parent sure is a great disguise!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I'm thankful for Kris' endoscopy results being nothing of concern.
I'm thankful my brother is helping my mom with her retirement and social security because the details of it all drive me bonkers.
I'm thankful Dylan is growing into a thoughtful little boy who loves to learn.
I'm thankful for girlfriends who make me a laugh.
I'm thankful for this rainy day so I have time to snuggle.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Our favorite day was spent scuba diving from a 60 ft. sail boat.
This was our captain. His name is Jack (as in Jack Sparrow).
We all loved traveling in the open air cabby. I like to think that Hubby was saying he loved me but actually he was attempting a hang loose sign...too many drinks on the boat.
I love this picture of Emory and her Mimi.
Hubby and I even got to go on a date. This was the first time I wore make-up all week. Now thats what I call a vacation!
I'll close with a few more of my favorite pictures from
The Best Vacation Ever!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
For a few days I tried to keep Emory away from Dylan with grand thoughts that the yuck wouldn't spread. No such luck. Since Tuesday we have gone through four boxes of Klenex, a bottle of Children's Tylenol, and are working our way through two antibiotic prescriptions.
Both kids finally feel like playing with each other. This morning Dylan said to me, "Mom, I gave Emory a little hug yesterday. I wanted to take away some of her germs so she wouldn't get too sick," and my heart melted.