Posts Tagged ‘annie’


Friday, June 20th, 2008

My shopping trip was successful!

I spent all the gift certificates from Macy’s in one swoop. I took a arm full of stuff in the dressing room and everything I took fit and I liked. It ended up totaling just about the amount of the gift cards so I got it all! There were three dresses and I couldn’t decide which was “cutest” so I told Amanda to take pics of each for a vote… but she had to leave for work so maybe tomorrow!

I hit bath & body and got a couple of bags of stuff! Lots of soap and lotions and all kinds of yummy smelling stuff. I grabbed stuff off the $1 rack to keep for memory verse rewards for my class.

I ran into Kirklands and found a really cute lamp with a pineapple at the base for $11!!! Can you believe that? It is so cute.

I got this devo book and I can’t wait to start it!

By this time my arms were hurting from carrying all the stuff so I headed towards the door… stopped at Gymboree to pick up a few things on sale for Izzy…

Ran into Game stop for Bailey’s XBOX 360 subscription blah blah blah… and then to the car!

I ran into Walmart to get my toes painted (french manicure)… last time they were red with designs that were kinda weird. The guy doing it must have been in a creative mood. I saw an old friend and talked to her for a bit. Had a freaky experience when I was checking out.

This creepy man came over while I was paying and tapped me on the arm and said, “I just wanted to come and tell you I really like your outfit.” The cashier was straight up gangster and she even said it was creepy. He then waited at the door until I came out and followed me into the parking lot. I looked back and noticed the cashier had followed me too and said she was just making sure everything was ok. I locked up my car and then noticed he was waiting to follow me out of the parking lot. It was creepy! I lost him finally and was glad I didn’t have to drive into the police station parking lot. ***sidenote*** I told matt about this experience. He asked about the guy… like how old (late 40’s)… looks (creepy but normalish)… car (newer small)… Matt summized it was probably his way of meeting chicks at walmart and thought I was being silly. I did point out that the checker thought it was too weird too, but he just thought it was my imagination and also thought my mall outfit may have been too much for walmart lol! (my outfit was a knee length denim skirt that buttons up the front from Orlando (banana republic) and a sleeveless striped top I got at Kolhs with brown wedge sandals. Nothing crazy here!!! ***end of sidenote***

That was the day. It was a fun outing and I’m looking forward to a quiet night!


oh me…

Friday, May 30th, 2008

A reporter called my house this afternoon.  There have been five drownings in the city in the last week.  She wanted me to do an on-air interview about water safety.  I did it.  I know I look like a big dork.  If it gets just one persons attention and prevents one accident it will be totally worth looking like a dork.  I’m not mentioning the station, for those of you who are local… I don’t want you to see me looking like a dork!  UGH.

I did an interview last year with a new channel too.  It makes me cringe to watch it, it’s still on our tivo.  Matt makes fun of me every time!  He has promised not to make fun of me this time.  We’ll see.

this and that…

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

It’s not only Amanda’s (OhAmanda) birthday, she is also finding out what kind of baby she has cooking in her tummy… pink or blue? She has a fun contest going on over at her blog so head over and guess what it is.

I took Izzy to Bear this morning and now we have to hurry and get her fed and ready for school!

I got to visit with Julie for a little bit this morning and hope to see her when she visits OK for Memorial Day…

Miki got home from Mexico late late last night after flight delays! I’m glad she’s back!

I have a hair appointment at 5:30 p.m. today, nothing drastic… just the usual. I heart Jill!

Ok, that’s all for now.

One more thing…  guess what I just ordered from Amazon?

I hope it’s as good as all you guys have been saying!

the sun’ll come out … tomorrow

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

It’s Tuesday! I went to bed really early last night and slept like a baby.

Tonight is FLO (for ladies only) at church.

It’s always uplifting and enjoyable.

I really felt the enemy’s grip on me loosen the last few days. It seemed to really be strong right after I agreed to teach the junior high girls class. I believe the devil uses all kinds of things to trip us up. he (I refuse to capitalize he referring to him… even if it’s incorrect grammar) seems to know what bothers us at the time and it just distracts us from our path. The first morning I had to make it to class I prepared like a crazy woman because I knew it was going to be a battle. I never would have written anything like this a few years ago, and would probably have thought it was crazy.

I guess I am saying I refuse to be distracted. My eye is on the “prize.” I’m thankful to God for His love and blessings. period.

Tomorrow is a really hard anniversary, but I know God has great plans for us and for Isabelle. Four years. It’s been a long journey, but I am thankful that I can still say I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and I’m thankful that He has brought me closer into His presence because I would not have made it to this point without Him.


Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Amanda and I went to the ladies banquet/dinner tonight at Sante Fe Restaurant.  It was pretty good! and the speaker was interesting too.  She operates a home for women who are coming out of prison, mostly people who have drug issues.  She is a recovering addict and found God.  Amanda and I sat across from Miki and her daughter Madison.  It was fun!  I enjoyed having dinner with Amanda too, even cutting her steak.  Here we are on our way out…


excuse me.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Please excuse all the extra posts tonight.  I’m just trying to get caught up on assignments and the next few nights will be busy!  Tomorrow night is church and Thursday is the ladies banquet.   Matt is watching the primaries.  Can anyone say B-O-R-I-N-G!!!  Just tell me when it’s all over.

Our tacos tonight were yummy.  I made another batch of guacamole which made them!  Love guacamole!  Have you tried white chocolate almond ice cream?  It’s a new flavor at Braum’s.  My diet doesn’t really allow much ice cream but I tried a bite while I was scooping out some for Matt.  It’s pretty yummy.  Dena asked how I am losing weight while cooking all this stuff… well, I usually skip lunch.  I eat basically the same thing every day for breakfast (1 egg, 1 eggwhite scrambled with ww toast and grape jelly).  If I get hungry in the afternoon I may eat a small snack but I usually don’t.  For dinner I eat small servings.  Tonight I had two tacos.  I just put a tiny bit of meat in them.  The other main thing has been not eating candy or sweets.

Okay, I’m off to beg Matt to play American Idol (it’s tivo’d) and change from CNN!

saturday memes

Monday, May 5th, 2008

~Remembering Childhood~

1. As a child I loved to play…?: barbies. I would make furniture for them using washclothes, and houses out of brown papers sacks. I left my barbie dreamhouse in the corner.


2. As a child I wanted to grow up to be…?: A lot of things, a hairdresser… movie star… doctor… model…

3. As a child my favorite thing to eat was…?: broccoli and rice casserole & pickles with sour cream.


4. As a child my favorite relative was…?: Probably my aunts, Margie and Allene.

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Saturday 9: Family Ties

1. Where and when were you born? In Arkansas a little more than 29 years ago 🙂

2. Do you have siblings? Two. Brothers. Jody is ten years older than me, Mike is 6 years older.

3. What are your parents’ names? Mom and Dad.

4. Did you (or do you) know all four of your grandparents? No. Just three. Dad’s mom died shortly after giving birth to his younger brother.

5. Do have children? Yes, four. Ages 17, 14, 10, and 5.


6. Do you still live in the general area that you grew up in? I live exactly one block from my parents house. The house I lived in from seven until I moved out to marry Matt.

7. Do you have cousins? I have too many cousins to count. Both parents are from large families. Freakishly large families. I am close or have been close to a select few. One cousin introduced Matt and I!

8. How often does your family all get together? Immediate family like parents and brothers, usually on birthdays and holidays.


9. Is your significant other close to your family? Yes. He loves my parents like they were his own.


Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I got this idea from Sandra’s blog and I thought it would be perfect for tonight…

Outside my Window… it’s dark and a little windy.

I am thinking…about going in Emelia’s room to find her honor choir t-shirt for tomorrow.

I am thankful for…knowing Jesus as my healer and savior.

From the kitchen… Subway subs.

I am going…to put the last load of laundry (for the day) in the dryer.

I am reading…my material for teaching Sunday School this Sunday.

I am hoping…for a great night’s sleep!

I am hearing…the kids running around getting ready for bed.

Around the house…the dryer is drying, the dishes are done, and the floors are swept!

One of my favorite things…sonic cherry coke with extra ice and no real cherry.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…doing Miki’s hair tomorrow.

A picture thought to share for the day100_0868.JPG

bus drama (advice welcome) and twins?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

So yesterday I took Izzy to school and I normally back my suburban into a spot close to the school. I have done that for the past three years… The bus was in the way so I just parked behind the bus to take Izzy in. This is the drop off spot for her class. Anyway, I took her in and then came out and noticed the second bus was behind me so I rushed to my car and got in to pull out as fast as possible for the bus. Before I could even get my car out of park the bus behind me whipped around the side of my car really freakishly close and pinned me in behind the first bus. I knew it was deliberate. It was very obvious. I decided not to get uptight about it and just relax and wait for the bus to unload. No big deal. After that bus left the first bus driver came running out of her bus and yelling, “don’t leave.” I thought she was going to gripe at me for parking there and I knew I was right to be parked there. Anyway, she came to my window and looked like she was about to cry and said that she saw what the bus did and knew it was deliberate. She said she was so upset that that bus had pinned me in and that I was supposed to be there to let my daughter go into school. She wrote down the bus supervisor’s number and the bus number that had pinned me in. She said she was planning to complain and wanted me to as well. I haven’t yet. I kinda decided to let it go… what do you think I should do? Complain or let it go?

So, onto another subject… today I went with Amanda to shop for some things for Lorenzo. Don’t you know it’s their six month anniversary of going out together? Apparently this is HUGE! Anyway, we were coming out of Walmart and the lady who stands at the door and says, “welcome to walmart.” was there and Amanda had on sandals that had heels and I had on flip flops that were flat, making us about the same height. So the lady said, “Are you girls identical twins?” We just smiled and I said, “no. Mother and daughter.” So she said, “Who is the mother and who is the daughter?” Again, I laughed a little and said, “I’m the mom.” Her jaw dropped. It was hilarious. HELLO! Anyway she went on and on about how she could not believe I was the mother and wanted to know what my secret was. I’m not sure Amanda enjoyed this encounter at all, it was a little awkward… but who doesn’t like to be told they look young? Is the lady senile? Probably. I don’t care. I’ll take it anyway.

Last but not least I finally found a trampoline today to replace ours that was destroyed in the ice storm. Our Sam’s club has been out of them and has 14 on order forever so while Matt, Emelia, and I were across town we zipped into the Sam’s there and they had two. Bailey was very excited! It’s square and has the enclosure with it. I hope we get it assembled tomorrow.

Amanda should be home anytime and then I’m headed to dreamland! Goodnight!


Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Saw this over at Jill’s and decided to do it too!

Where is your cell phone? In my purse… almost dead.

Your significant other? Still at work… poor guy. He was working until 1 a.m. last night and is out late again tonight.

Your hair? In a pony tail.

Your mother? Just gave me half a cake she made, yummy french vanilla with cream cheese frosting.

Your father? Cute as a bug, sitting in his chair at home (I just left there) with his remote in his hand.

Your favorite thing? sleeping.

Your dream last night? Can’t remember, I stayed up waiting for Matt so by the time I got to sleep I just slept!

Your favorite drink? sonic coke, extra ice.

Your dream/goal? To see Izzy walk/talk.

The room you’re in? Den

Your ex? Don’t have one.

Your fear? Dogs.

Where do you want to be in 6 years? Same place, just wiser and better…

Where were you last night? At home.

What you’re not? short

Muffins? I like chocolate/chocolate chip muffins! Yum!

One of your wish list items? New furniture.

Where you grew up? About a block away from where I am now. Sad? Nah!

The last thing you did? Helped Bailey with Pre-Algebra.

What are you wearing? Pink Cinderella nightshirt that says, “My castle… my rules.”

Your TV? 32″. Not flat screen. I figure we’ll upgrade when this one dies. But for now it’s great!

Your pets? Lady aka white dog, rosa the black ugly dog Matt rescued, and Puppy Wuppy aka Dexter aka Toby aka Brian the Yorkie.

Your computer? Laptop. Love it.

Your life? Busy. Crazy. Happy. Full.
Your mood? Sleepy but happy.

Missing someone? Yes.

Your car? Suburban aka gas eater!

Something you’re not wearing? socks & shoes.

Favorite store? Target.

Your summer? Fun I hope!

Like someone? Yes. I like lots of someones.

Your favorite color? White. All shades of white.

When is the last time you laughed? When Emelia tickled me a few minutes ago.

Last time you cried? Can’t remember, it’s been a while.

Who will repost this? Come on…. join in!