Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What's Happened

O.K. I know a ton has happened since my last post but I will spare you with trying to fit everything in here and I am going to TRY and do better I promise.....Some of the best highlights my newest niece Brinley turned 4 months newest nephew Korbin started walking...My oldest nephew Taylor got to come home for a week, but is now headed to Afghanistan for about 2 years....Cody and Kaylie got married.....We are all healthy and happy and we went on vacation...Yeah!!!!

here is a run down of our vacation:

We left on 07-04-09 in the morning headed for Galveston with three teenage girls...YIKES!!! But we all had a good time. we stopped at Dave and Busters for dinner in Houston

Then we went to Galveston Beach

We drove all the way to Galveston but every hotel was booked so we backtracked from Galveston and called every hotel until we found a suite in LaPorte Texas...and it turned out to be very nice... We unloaded the luggage and went to Kemah Texas to Joe's Crab Shack and the Boardwalk

Then the next day the girls suckered JC into taking them shopping at the Galleria Mall in Houston that thing is huge...We ate at Rain forest Cafe look at the yummy dessert (the price of which sent JC into convulsions but it sure was yummy) and of course finished with a trip to the Candy Store...Teenage Girls on Sugar...YEAH!!!

Finally we got out of the car and onto the boat on Monday morning

The outfits are of course what they suckered JC into buying them at Hollister...he can always tell me no but for some reason he doesn't tell them NO...Oh well that's what makes him a great Dad and Uncle I guess

We had a great time in Progresso and Cozumel and on the cruise in general the girls didn't fight and JC actually smiled in a few pictures...We got to dress up for the Captains Dinner one of my favorite parts of cruising

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Then we got home early early Sunday morning just in time to catch exactly 40 winks and get up to go eat with Taylor and the family before he had to go back to his base in San Diego and leave for Afghanistan for about 2 years...

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That's all for this post and I will TRY to post at least once a week..

God Bless You All!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Yes I know I'm behind on my blog...sorry....We have been so busy with softball and the end of school and oh yeah just life in general I have fallen behind. Our game tonight got canceled so i guess Haylie gets to go to her lock-in. Yeah for her, but we have a game tomorrow in Westville at 1:45 p.m.. Saturday games I could live without unless they are early in the morning. Anyway whenever and where ever she has a game I will be there if I don't have to work. I hate this weather I want summertime to get here and be done with all this mold and pollen and crap that is making me so miserable.. hack, hack...Cough, cough.. sneeze, sneeze.. killer headache it stinks. Anyway not much else going on here.

I am so thankful for the health of my newest niece Brinley she is doing so great and she is absolutely adorable. She continues to grow and improve and God is so good, we love her so much and are so thankful that she is such a tough little cookie.

I will try to do better on my blog but i make no promises..

Friday, May 1, 2009


Well the OKC Marathon (19,000 people were walking or running in it) was great and JC did an excellent job 5:18:45. I was so proud of my hubby finishing his first marathon and not really complaining at all.

Haylie, Bayli and I had a great time while we were waiting on him (check out the pics on my facebook)

Haylie had her first softball game on Tuesday night at Greenland at 8:30 but it didn't get started until almost 9:00. I have no pictures to post because it's hard to take pictures and keep the books at the same time, I'm just not that talented. That's OK though her team won and they had a great time. She is supposed to have another game tonight but I'm thinking that's not gonna happen. I opened a twitter account this week and apparently when it asks you if you want to add your friends the Not Right Now button didn't work right because it sent an invitation email to everyone in my contact list...SORRY about that if you got one:). If you have one and you want to follow mine (real original right)

I'm sending up extra prayers for my newest niece Brinley this morning please keep her in your prayers, she is on her way to Missouri and possibly having surgery on her heart because her PDA had grown a little bigger...she is however beautiful and so tough she will be fine just keep the prayers coming in... That's about all this week except trying to figure out what to do for the weekend....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cheerleading and Other Matters

Well Haylie did not make Cheerleader..but that's OK she was not devastated and begrudges no one. Bayli made it again and we are happy for her. Haylie has decided though that she does not want to play basketball next year. This bugs me of course, but we will not force her to do something she does not want to do. We did tell her however that she has to finish practicing the rest of this school year because we believe that she should completely finish what she starts. I told her that she didn't have to play basketball anymore next year but she would have to find something to do that she enjoys because she would not sit around and become a couch potato or more of a computer junkie. And I do have a hope that before the school year is over that she will change her mind and decide to play next year, but if not that's OK with me too, as long as she finds something that she loves to do and does it no matter what it may be.

We took a small family road trip this past weekend to the Casco Fire equipment Grand Opening...we had fun and JC won some sort of nozzle...After that we went by the Clinton Presidential Library. Haylie did not want to go at first because she thought it would be boring, but once we were inside she had a blast and took lots of pictures of things she though were interesting or just plain cool. I will put them on facebook later. That's all for now hope everyone has a great day and wondeful week.

Smile & God Bless Everyone

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The goings on around our hectic house

Well regular season Basketball is over, but off season practice and conditioning continues....Softball is in FULL swing.....and this week Haylie has been doing Cheer leading Camp with mock tryouts this afternoon and the REAL deal tomorrow at 3:15....I think am more nervous than she is I hope she makes it, but JC says it's OK with him if he doesn't have to pay the $ 800.00 (of course he always hates to part with any amount of money) But if she makes it he will happily give it up...Please keep her in your prayers that she will be OK no matter the outcome...she says if she makes Cheerleader she may or may not also do volleyball but if she doesn't then she is definitely doing volleyball...Oh the life of my busy teenage daughter who is growing into such a wonderful and beautiful young lady....No one could be a more proud parent then I am of Haylie.....I am truly blessed with such a great child.....For vacation this year she got her way of course (i don't remember a trip we've taken since she could talk that she hasn't picked) and we will be going on another cruise this year only this year she and her friend will have their own adjoining room instead of sharing one with us (i think that is relief on both ends)'s OK with me that we re going on another cruise JC has never been more relaxed on a vacation then he was on our last cruise though I'm going to have to lose the pounds I've put on over the winter months if i want to fit into ANY of my summer clothes.....This weekend is JC's off weekend at the Funeral Home so we are taking a little Family road trip to a FIRE Equipment show somewhere....Well that about sums it up for what's going on with us...I will post more after tryouts...pray...pray....pray...

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Aquarium

Well as anyone who knows how much Haylie loves fish, sadly also knows that I have flushed more than I can count. We took a really long break from fish, until the first week of August 2008. Haylie had some money of her own so she bought a small tank and filter and a pink colored Beta Fish. We did really well with this fish (and when I say we I mean she feeds it everyday and I change the water every week).

On her birthday this year she decided that she was going to use some of her Birthday money to buy a 5 gallon aquarium and some fish. So on 2-18-09 we did however we bought 3 goldfish. Goldfish water is so hard to keep clean anyway but 3 in a 5 gallon tank.....not good.

On 02-17-09 Haylie convinced her Daddy to get a big thanks to Stacy and Chere' we had a huge beautiful aquarium and everything we needed to take care of these goldfish (and make it a whole lot easier on mom), but Dad decided that he also wanted some pretty tropical fish because he likes the tropical fish better than goldfish.

So we went to the pet store on 02-19-09 to get filters and carbon and came back with:

1 Golden Algae Eater
2 Mollys
2 Platys

All of these supposed to be hearty HARD to kill fish good for new aquariums..

On 02-21-09 we went back and got 3 striped tetras 1 more molly and a snail.

So in case you lost count we HAD 13 fish and 1 snail living in our beautiful aquarium.

We now have 6 fish living in our anyone surprised that the EASY to kill 2 goldfish and 3 striped tetras along with the algae eater are still swimming....and the HARD to kill Molly's and Platys and snail are no longer with us... Of course we would do it backwards.....

But they are doing well and I think JC even enjoys them now..he loves to feed them. Sadly Haylie's Beta had lived his life span and is as of last week no longer with us. We don't think we will put anything in the 5 gallon tank we will just add to the big aquarium...but Haylie hasn't made up her mind yet....

Haylie's Braces

Well Haylie finally got her braces on March 5th. Of course she hates them. But we did LOVE watching JC squirm having to part with all that money... We laughed all the way up there watching him try to hold on to it as long as he could (literally I had to take the check out of my checkbook and let him hold it in his hand). Of course Haylie constantly reminded him how much he was having to spend, and he would remind her of course that her vacation would be spent not on a cruise like she wanted this year but instead it would be us sitting around staring at her sparkling little mouth...

She looked so cute with them after they were on and she didn't hurt at all until about 5:30 that night. I thought we might go eat for our anniversary after she was done..but she couldn't eat so we didn't go anywhere..we stopped by and bought her a waterpick (more money spent..hahahaha) & lots of soup and Jell-O (she had to be on a soft diet for 5-7days)....we came home and started her ibuprofen.. For the swelling they told us she would have .

Of course Friday morning her mouth was swollen shut and it was really hard not to laugh..but she was already hating them and so upset that she had to have them. I tried really hard not to laugh..tried being the operative word there. She did get to stay home from school on Friday but she was miserable until about 2:00 and then her swelling started going down...and once she got used to the rubberbands in her mouth, well from then was constant griping that she couldn't eat any real food and how much she hated them.

Now she's not having any trouble at all and not griping at all unless her rubberbands break in her mouth. But we will see how it goes on her next appointment on May 12th when she gets a bigger wire and they start pulling her jaw further forward...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I can't believe that Haylie is 13 already it seems like just yesterday I was crying my eyes out because it was her first day of school..Okay I admit it I cry my eyes out every year on her first day of school...she is just growing up so fast. She of course has her daddy wrapped around her finger and they both know it, so of course I have to be the badguy and say NO, because for some reason Dad can't....So when it's something she knows i'll veto without a thought it's call daddy first. It is bittersweet because I want her to grow up, but at the same time I still want her to be that precious baby in my arms not this beautiful young lady she is becoming. But all that really matters is that she is Healthy, Happy and SPOILED ROTTEN and I wouldn't have it any other way...and neither would she!!!!