Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Pawpaw

My pawpaw passed away today after 86 years of life.  He served our country, He cared for me!  Many of my memories involve my grandparents, they kept me from a baby until mom started staying home with us.  He picked me up everyday from my mom in his blue omni, would take me to his house and throw me in bed with my grandma.  The year Cracker Barrel opened my grandparents would come 3 times a day.  When I worked they would stay right next to me.  He has been in poor health and it is truly a blessing that God called him home.  He now can be with his wife of 50+ years and with our Lord!  He always used to say, "Right Meggie?"  and I would say "Right Pawpaw!"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

10 on Tuesday!

  1. The job I really wanted replied yesterday with an automatic no.  I am bummed to say the least.
  2. I am trying to get any ideas on teaching Bryce at home.  Education is extremely important to me.
  3. Steven has football every day for the next 3 months!  Ugh!
  4. Blake is a salsa making fool!  He makes some yummy salsa too!
  5. Can we have just a little rain?  I think Huntsville had a bunch yesterday but none for us.  My yard is not liking this and I am not liking this.  It is too hot to do anything!
  6. I can't believe that school is starting in 2 weeks.  I wish they could put it off at least until the last week of August.
  7. I was able to eat with some great girlies on Sunday.  Two of which I haven't seen in at least 10 years and it was just like I saw them the day before.  Nothing changed and our little puzzle fits together perfectly!  It was great and a simple lunch turned into 4 hours before I even knew it.
  8. I have to get brakes on the mommy mobile.  Ugh, again!
  9. I love that Blake is supporting all my new ideas.  He really wants me to stay home and find something that I can do from here.  This way the bambino can stay with me.  I think I like that idea.
  10. Bryce got up at the crack of dawn again today.  I have got to get this boy to sleep just a little, even seven is okay with me!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Things that make you go hmmmmmm

I have been doing a ton of thinking lately.  I wish I could say that I can sit down in my thinking chair but I have learned that I will be busy while staying at home.  So, I am putting out resumes and continuing to look for meaning employment but I am spoiled.  I have been in a corporate atmosphere and I really don't want to have to work super hard again.  BUT, I have had a few people ask me to help them coupon on facebook the other day and then I have also volunteered to make my brother in law's wedding cake.  I love to make cakes and would love to get better.  I believe that I have my buttercream icing down pat.  I have been thinking that with all the craftsy things that I can do and now cakes and maybe couponing that I may be able to stay home with the little guy for a little while.  I have a long way to go with cakes and couponing so I will have to see but I have some wheels a turning now and hopefully I can figure something out.  I do enjoy staying at home even being so busy and would love to stay home with the boys.  God will lead me though.  He will point me in the right direction, I just know it. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station ~ Tallest Lighthouse in Florida

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A New Decade Begins!

So, today I start a brand new decade of life.  The last 30 have been more than blessed.  So since I am starting new I thought that I would list some accomplishments:
  • Met and married the love of my life Blake!
  • I was blessed with another awesome little guy, Bryce!
  • I have seen Steven grow into a teen and am super proud of him
  • earned my brown belt.  I hope to one day get the black belt but the chillens come first!
  • Bought my dream house and car.
  • Figured out who the true friends are
  • Went to Mexico and Canada
  • Reconnected with some family in Indy, LURV YA AMY!
  • Met a great person in FL
  • Watched both my children become baptized!
  • Had God make himself present in my life more and more, which brings the blessings!
This is just the things off the top of my head.  I have learned a lot and made a ton of mistakes but I have a feeling that the next ten years are going to be the best yet!

Friday, July 16, 2010

No, do not take my picture!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ponce Inlet, FL

We had such a great time in Florida.  The oil spilled changed our plans and less than a month before our date we decided that it was too great a chance to let the kids in the water.  I am just not sure about the effects.  I so wish we could have gone but that was a ton of money to stay in the pool and not be in the ocean.  On top of the kids would not stay out of the water anyway, even if we wanted to.  We stayed at East Winds Condos in Ponce Inlet, it is around 10 miles south of Daytona Beach and is much more secluded than Daytona.  It took us around 12 hours to get there after many stops at the potty.  Bryce began "are we there yet" around birmingham!  Yeah, that was the best! We got there a little after 4, July 3rd.  Since it was Saturday the realtor left the keys for us where we could find them.  We never had to even see them.  Super!  There are two sets of condos and we were in the one that was not having the outside renovated.  So, of course, I took a pic of the one that was already done!  The renovations are looking spectacular! 

We hit the beach asap and the boys were riding the waves in no time. Well, Bryce ran around so happy to have freedom. Ponce Inlet has no beach access near their condos so everyone has a pretty private beach. And the beach is flat and long so you can set up your chair and see the kids from just about anywhere.
Bryce loved it.  Steven has been here many times and is getting ready to go back with his grandmother tomorrow.  Lucky Dog!  She is the one who told me about this place.  Their family has been going there for about 20 years.  Steven loved skim boarding and bryce just loved the sand, and putting sand everywhere.  But we soon found that the liner inside of bathing suits can rub a little guy raw so he was underwear free all week after our first day.  There were jellyfish the first two days.  One kind was clear and the shape of a biscuit and the other was a gorgeous purple and blue.  The colored ones had tentacles and the clear did not.  Both boys were stung once. 

Bryce is wild.  He truly did not like the beach at all last year and this year he was giving us a 630AM eastern time wake up call!  Stating, "I Go Beach!"  over and over and over!

I did get some great shots of Steven though.  Bryce would not let me take his picture most of the week.  I am going to dedicate a whole post to that so stayed tuned!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A little News

I know that I have been absent the last week. We took our vacation that was supposed to be in Destin but at the last minute were changed to Ponce Inlet, Florida. It was fantastic! We had so much fun and I plan to update you all very soon. Today, we got up and got ready for work, rushing as usual, only to be told that our division was shutting down effective immediately. This was not something that I did not expect, I just didn’t expect it this soon! My boss was super nice and waited until after we all had taken our vacations. We also will get some severance to make it until we find something else. I have already filed the unemployment for just in case and have many opportunities scoped out. I am in the process of getting the resume ready to distribute. I am asking for you guys’ prayers for this little storm that has rolled in for me. I honestly have been taking it quite well, the bossman was much more torn up than I! I am just going to enjoy my boys for the time being. I mean, come on, I have finally done what I have always wanted…found a way to get paid at home! Too bad it’s not for too long!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Independence Day!  We are celebrating with us!  Yay!  I am so thankful to live where we live and hope you guys are too!  Happy Fourth and Thank You to all of our Soldiers and their Families especially those who have given all for all of us to enjoy this day!