Thursday, April 30, 2009

51/365- Thursday 4/30/09 Pigtail Princesses

I have ALWAYS said I would NEVER dress my daughter like me, and I have yet to do it. Unless it was our Jacksboro shirts, but I don't really think that counts. BUT, today I wore my hair in pigtails, and I just couldn't resist putting Rachel's in them too. It was cute!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

50/365- Wednesday 4/29/09 A Warm Welcome/A Sad Good-bye

Today was Kasey's funeral. She was a freshman at Jacksboro, and tragically died in a car accident on Saturday. It was a beautiful day, and it did get a bit stormy yet never really rained, just a few sprinkles. It seemed to me that God was showing us that he was giving her a warm welcome with more than just some everyday sunshine.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

49/365- Tuesday 4/28/09 Vagas Here We Come

We are officially booked to go to Las Vegas this summer. It is going to be my 30th birthday, so we wanted to have some FUN. We went for the ringing in of the New Year, and LOVED it. So, we are going back!!! It was CHEAP!!!! I think that is the best part.

Monday, April 27, 2009

48/365- Monday 4/27/09 TAKS, Bring It On!!!

Today I spent the day last minute preparing my room and my students for the DREADED Math TAKS test. It will all be over and we can relax after this week. Notice the difference in the class room form THIS picture. Everything with numbers on it has to be covered. Let's not give these kids ANY help!!! I know you can't see them, but notice the "smarties" on the desks. Tee Hee!! We will also be drinking some "Smart Water" too!!! Hey, every little bit helps!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

47/365- Sunday 4/26/09 Central Market

Today we went to Central Market to get some (5 Bags) chips Lance really wanted. It was fun to take Rachel and try all the samples. I love Sam's for the samples, and this is so similar. We got a watermelon to eat, and Rachel wasted no time digging in. Her and I love it. I am glad it is watermelon eating season!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

46/365- Saturday 4/25/09 Monsters Vs. Aliens

Rachel, Nana, and I went to see this after church!! It really was a cute movie.

Friday, April 24, 2009

45/365- Friday 4/24/09 Fireproof

Last night Lance and I watched Fireproof. It was an awesome movie. I recommend it to all married couples!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

44/365- Thursday 4/23/09 James 1:3-4

I have committed to being on the Siesta Scripture Memory Team. I am stoked. I am going to memorize 2 scriptures a month. So, here is my fist one. Kim sent me a text with this "adress" to read. I figured that was God telling me I needed to know it!! A wise man once told me that to really memorize them I need to put them in my car so I can memorize as I drive. I have already done this one almost all the way through. I am quite impressed with myself!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

43/365- Wednesday 4/22/09 Dessert

We had a great evening. We went outside and hung out for quite some time. We had dinner outside and then we has "Spring Time Oreos" and milk. It was really nice!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

42/365- Tuesday 4/21/09 Wearing Orange and Praying for Stellan


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My 4th graders put on their Orange shirts and took a picture to show our support for Stellan during his surgery!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

41/365- Monday 4/20/365 Much Needed Words

Today I really need to hear some soothing words. I was reading MckMama's blog today, and got them! She gave me a place to look and be calmed!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

40/365 Sunday 4/19/09 Bluebonnets Galore

Today after church we went to lunch and on the way home I wanted to stop if we saw any bluebonnets outside a fence line. Rachel was dressed so pretty and I wanted to get some pics of her in them. So, this is the best one I got! She is not much for posing for the camera these days!!!

39/365- Saturday 4/18/09 March For Babies

Today was my March Of Dimes Walk. Amber and I walked 3.5 miles in about 55 minutes. That is really not too bad considering that we just walked. It was a lot of fun!

Friday, April 17, 2009

38/365- Friday 4/17/09 Is My Budonkadunk Getting Bigger?

Well, a tragedy happened this morning. My VERY FAVORITE jeans were right out of the dryer and fitting snug. I got them on and proceeded to give them a little stretch by bending down. You guessed it, I heard THE SOUND nobody wants to hear. "RRRRRRRIP" I was a little shocked and asked Lance to see how bad it was. He told me that I need to put some tape on it. (In case you don't know that is the way to "fix" wholes in jeans without sending the school kids home.) Then Rachel said "Uh Oh, Mama, I can see your Bo Bo!" That is when I decided to just let them go. I am on my way to Burleson to spend the night before my March of Dimes walk, so maybe I can find some just exactly like them!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

37/365- Thursday 4/16/09 God's Beauty

Every time I stand at my kitchen window, I look at my humming birds. I have noticed the beautiful irises we have growing. We had some that were deep purple. Those are gone now, and I have started noticing how many different colors we have. We have maroon out front and the other 2 in the picture out back. Now, the yellowish purple one looks like it is dying, but it is in full bloom. It is fascinating to me to see all the different touches God has put on EVERYTHING!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

36/365- Wednesday 4/15/09 Day One

Today was the first day of my bible study alone, and I must say it was not too bad. I expected worse. I was waiting all day to get to it, but I thought it would take a lot longer. So, it is done and I just may have already learned something. Mission accomplished and I just started it. I guess I will just have to learn more.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

35/365- Tuesday 4/14/09 "Well, Hello Beth (Moore that is)"

I have really only done one bible study before now, and it was GREAT for me. I have been struggling lately with my spiritual journey and have wanted, no, I have need a bible study.

I have always heard that Beth Moore was AWESOME. I therefore have always been afraid of doing one of her bible studies thinking that she goes really deep and I was not ready for that. I read her blog, unless they get really in depth. I have always just been afraid to dig that far into the bible, thinking that I would not get whatever she was talking about.

So, all that to say, I was approached today about maybe attending a bible study here in town and just guess who was the author of it.....Beth!!!!
Here I am now, walking for my first time there, into the 4th session of a Beth Moore study and I am going to persevere through it. I will try to catch up, but if I don't it will be OK and I will learn something none the less. I must say I enjoyed it tonight.

34/365- Monday 4/13/09 The Final Count Down

I am walking in the March of Dimes walk on Saturday to raise awareness for premature babies. I have not done well on my training, but I started walking again today so MAYBE I will not be SO sore after walking 3.5 miles!

Monday, April 13, 2009

33/365- Sunday 4/12/09 HAPPY EASTER

Today we went to the Easter Service with Nana and Big Daddy. It was AMAZING!!!! I loved everything about it. It was so big that they had to do it at Weatherford HS. If you are familiar with that school, it looks like a college on the outside. It was a "cardboard testimony" service teaching on how God is the only one that can change you. WOW, that is HUGE to me. I have struggled for quite a few years on "Religion". I have now realized (through MUCH struggle inside) that it is not important what denomination you are, it is loving and living for Christ that is important. I could go on and on, but I will stop now, and maybe continue later on that!!!
OHHHHHH, a cliffhanger, I know all 4 of you will be tuning in!!! LOL!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

32/365- Saturday 4/11/09 Happy Birthday Rylee!

Kaylee, Lynsey, and Rachel after the Easter Egg hunt at Rylee's birthday party!

Friday, April 10, 2009

31/365- Friday 4/10/09 Fossil Rim

I love that place. We took Rachel with MeeMee and Poppy. It was fun. This is Lance feeding the giraffe, by FAR my favorite animal there!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

30/365/09- Thursday 4/9/09 3 Shots = 2 Band-Aids

Rachel had her 4 year check up, and she also got 3 shots. She was a trooper!! Also, I am proud to announce that she is now right smack in the middle of the growth curve. This is pretty new for us, she has always been smaller than other kids her age.

29/365- Wednesday 4/8/09 Easter Egg Hunt #2

We had our 4th grade Easter Egg Hunt. Rachel had another hunt that morning. She was really excited to get to be with my students all afternoon. We search for eggs with numbers, and she really liked looking for the numbers on the eggs.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

28/365- Tuesday 4/7/09 Library

Well today I actually broke cardinal rule #1. I forgot to have my camera with me ALL THE TIME!!!! So, I took this with my camera! Now that I have uploaded it, it really is not too bad.

We went to the library for the first time ever. Rachel is a HUGE reader (well, she looks at tons of books). So, we went to check some new ones out. She loved giving the librarian the card, and seeing her stamp the due date in.

Monday, April 6, 2009

27/365- Monday 4/6/09 Taking a drive

Lynsey came over after Mrs. Kim's today, so we took her to the t-ball fields where her sister was practicing. It was not far, so we took the Escalade. It was fun. The girls loved riding together.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

26/365- Sunday 4/5/09 And Then There Were Three

I looked out this morning and my hummingbird feeder was empty. I also noticed that my 2 little guys have brought a third. I am so excited. I got right to making them some new food. by noon they had a full bottle. I have to take care of them so they will bring more friends!

25/365- Saturday 4/4/09- Party Time

Rachel had her birthday party at Jump Xtreme. It was a TON of fun. She had lots of party guests and lots of fun. She played on EVERYTHING!!!! I must say I loved having it at a place that cleaned up after us.

Friday, April 3, 2009

24/365- Friday 4/3/09 BOLT

We watched Rachel's Bolt movie tonight.
I had not seen it, so it was good to watch it before her Bolt Party tomorrow.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

23/365- Thursday 4/2/09 In With Four


As of 8:29PM today my little girl turned 4!
We got up and went to get donuts for her and her friends. She went with "Chicken Little" (Coach Little) to the park this afternoon, and we went to eat pizza at the "Pizza Store". We went and rented a movie, and then had cake. She opened a few presents while we waited for the cake to finish baking. All in all, I think she had a good day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

22/365- Wednesday 4/1/09 Out With Three

Rachel went to bed a 3 year old, and will wake up 4.
It almost brings me to tears. I remember this day 4 years ago like it was yesterday!