Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I was tagged from a friend. I don't know why she tagged me, I am very boring. Here it goes.

Rules of the meme:
1. Post these rules of the game first.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names. Then the tagger goes to the blogs of those who have been tagged & leaves a comment letting new players know they’ve been tagged. The tagger asks them to find the meme and instructions back at his/her blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago:
Planning a wedding...

Five things on my ToDo list today:
1. Meals on Wheels
2. Eat lunch
3. Pick up kids
4. Take Aidan to baseball practice
5. Make dinner or pick up dinner

5 Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Pay off Cody's Medical School Debt(that pretty much feels like it would take all of the money)

3 of my bad habits:
1. Sticking my foot in my mouth
2. Making light of everything
3. blogging when I should be doing laundry

5 places I have lived:
Amarillo until I was 3
Tulia until I was 18
Abilene until I was 19
Waco until I was 22
Lewisville until I was 26
Lubbock until I was 29
Tulia until present

5 jobs I have had:
Nanny, Computer Teacher Assistant, Church Secretary for a Baptist Church (shocking I know), Workers Comp Auditor for State Farm, MOM(Greatest Job by far)

I tag Tammy, Sharla, Emily, Matt and Brooke.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

This is a picture of our street with all of the flags. It is really pretty when the wind is blowing. The town in covered in them.

This story has nothing to do with Memorial Day but it was really funny. (It doesn't even include my kids) Today Maude and I were at the mall with my sister and her boys. We went to grab something to eat and Tammy went with her boys to a store close by. As soon as we sat down and got ready to eat Maude said she needed to go to the bathroom. I called my sister and told her to send Cole to sit with our food and sacks while I ran Maude to the bathroom. She said she would send him through the Sleep Bed store. Well, there we sat waiting on Cole...Then I saw him, tall skinny cotton headed 10 year old boy, walking through the store touching every bed as he walked by. Then it happened a store worker walked up to him, I couldn't tell what was going on but Cole walked away with this man. I called my sister and said "Either Cole is in trouble or he is buying a bed!" My sister said as she looked up from the store across from the sleep store there lay Cole on a bed! He came out and told me he was sorry it took him so long but he didn't have the heart to tell the man that he was slipping through the store. What man tries to sell a 10 year old a bed?

By the way Cole's sleep # is 25.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Dance Recital

I don't think you should ever put makeup on your 4 year old... It fast forwarded me 12 years and I think we might have trouble on our hands. Maybe big brothers will help us out. She did very good today and loved being on stage! Aunt Tammy even cried and I got a little teary. The pictures aren't great, I tried, it is hard to watch and take pictures. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Field Day and Thank you note to Aunt Peggy

This picture is for you Aunt Peggy and Uncle Jack. I would also like to thank you for the money you sent my daughter for her birthday. I guess this would be one of her first experiences with money and shopping. It only took about 45 mintutes in the Wal-mart toy section. I read every girl item and how much everything cost. Then she finally decided if it was birthday money she should buy the birthday barbie. Good Choice let's get it and run..... I guess in the past we have just let her pick something and bought it without her holding the money, then told her it was from my aunt and uncle. I have no idea but if you have any questions on how much any girl toys cost, just ask. I felt like I was shopping with my Mom.

These are pictures of Aidan and his Field Day yesterday. It was a great hot day full of giggles and smiles. Nothing I love better than being outside enjoying God's beauty and hearing kids have a good time.

Monday, May 19, 2008


I was outside mowing the yard this morning, when Maude disappeared. I stopped the mower and told Joshua go inside and check on his sister, make sure she is ok. His response, not typical of course, "Make sure she isn't getting into any trouble, like stealing your jewelery?" What? Why would he say that? Is that what trouble is to him? Have they stole my jewelery before? Why would he say that?!? Where would he pick that up...?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

1 year of blogging

It has been fun... I really didn't know what to expect when I started.
I have met new people and become reacquainted with old friends.
People read from Mexico, California, Alaska, Illinois and Tennesse to name a few. I have been amazed with how many read about our fun family. I have kicked Cody off the couch I don't know how many times because he wants to proof as I write.
I think I might stick around a little longer or least until the kids stop being funny.
I will leave you with this one little story. I think this is what they mean by spring fever.
In one day Aidan: twisted his sister's hair up in a handheld fan
Ate a writing pen, I called Cody (oncall of course) to see what I needed to do. He said "Why would Joshua do that?" Not Joshua this time, his mouth was completely black, brushed teeth and rinsed mouth with mouth wash.
Next is the picture which is worth more than I can write about.
I think he is getting excited about being out of school. (I hope)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Joshua taking pictures

I was taking a picture of Maude's crazy hair this morning, when Joshua asked if he could take the photos. I told him to look through the box and push the silver button. I don't know if Nikon reads my blog but if they do he would be a great advertisment.(Nikon we own a D40 any extra lens you want to send our way would be great) He is only 5 and I think did a pretty good job. By the way the photo of me with my hair back was showing a little cut that I got trying to fix the internet. Also notice the necklace...Birthday gift from my sister, she made for me.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Handsome Boy

Joshua, "Mom, Do I look handsome? I tucked in my shirt so I would be handsome."

Some of you men won't see what is wrong with the picture.
Hawaiian shirt...pulled up white socks...roper slip boots...tucked in button down hawaiian shirt into shorts
It was even cuter when he had on the baseball helmet for an hour.
With all that said I told him...
Joshua you look very handsome and I am proud of you for getting the buttons right on the shirt.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day

What every mother wants to hear...

Tonight Cody was gone with the boys, so Maude and I had dinner with my parents. We were sitting at the table and Granddad leaned over and kissed Maude. She quickly informed MiMi that her Granddad had kissed her but she didn't kiss him back. MiMi said Granddad are you stealing my kisses. Maude said "I didn't kiss him back." Then my mom asked the question and boy did she get an answer. I don't think any of us were prepared...
My Mom said "Do your mommy and daddy kiss?"
Maude in a smooshy gross face answered "Yeeeeesssssss, they hug and kiss hug and kiss hug and kiss hug and kiss all the time."
My dad turned a nice color of red and we all tried to keep the laughter under control. I don't know if this story is even funny without seeing the drama in her face and hearing her voice.
Here is to you Mom you asked the question and got the answer...Happy Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

funny stuff

This post isn't really about any one topic. It has been really kind of funny around here. I guess it is the great weather. Last night I heard the boys giggling and went to find them in bed. They were throwing the cat up on their beds. They were so interested how she was always landing on her feet. I got onto them and took the cat away. I don't know what is funnier, them or Cody's reaction. Cody was on call so when he called to check in I told him. He started laughing, he said "well...that is what boys do."

Then today on the way to Sonic for lunch, Maude and Joshua were discussing what they were going to eat. Popcorn chicken was what they decided on and then they started discussing popcorn chicken. Joshua's theory was that they put chickens in a popcorn machine, there you go. Never really thought about how they get popcorn chicken.

While we were at Sonic, Joshua decided to read all of the sat radio songs. It was a bit scary to hear him to rattle off all of the Nirvana and other songs he knew and could read. I am not a big music person so to hear a 5 year old know more than his mommy is a scary thing.

Then they asked me what a 'failure' was...
We are always trying to be positive with them that I could not think of a good way to describe failure to a 4 and 5 year old. All I could hear in my head was Cody...Cody tells Aidan if he fails at school then he will only be able to attend 'ut' and not be able to get into a real school. Sorry if I offended any of you 'ut' fans.

I just love that I am able to be a stay home mom or I would miss some of these great discussions.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


This morning...
Me: "Aidan, your machine pitch coach called last night you are on the White Sox team..."
Aidan eating breakfast, looking up seriously: "Mom I already have my white socks on!"

Guess he missed the first part of that sentence...boys...men...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pictures finally

It has been a couple of years since I have had the kids pictures made. Today we finally got them done. I am in love with so many of them, I can't decide. The kids were all so good. Usually there is one that has an off day. Joshua did have a little cut left over from a split lip he had last Sunday that Cody had glued back together. But I finally decided someone is going to have something on them, missing teeth, or rash so go ahead and get them done. I am not going to bore you with all 253 but here are a few. Remember you can click on the pictures to make them bigger.
I forgot to add my sister took these pictures. Her and her husband have a photography business in Amarillo. T and J Memories