Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My addiction to T.V....

I have a confession....I really do not watch a whole lot of T.V. but when I do watch it, it is always reality & game shows. I admit it I'm hooked on them. I really try not to watch to much of them, but lately it has gotten bad and let me tell you why. TIVO shame on them for coming up with such a thing. Recently we got a tivo and I am pretty sure since we've had it I have recorded something every day. Here are some of my favs:
This show really does do good things for people....but some of those people leave with nothing because they become to selfish....if I was there I'd leave quickly cause I'd be to chicken to say no deal to many times...haha
Anything that has to do with dancing and singing I love!Now if you don't love this show something is wrong with you!! They do such great things for everyday families that need help. This is defiantly a blessing from God for these people.I just love seeing people trying to get healthy. The men and women who do this are inspirations for some many people. And I would encourage everyone to get fit and healthy. I am trying to do that right now for myself!OK so my husband and I are hooked on this one. We are both such competitors that this fits us well. Of course I could live without Jim saying he could beat all of them...haha!
Now this show hasn't been on T.V. in awhile, but it was one of my favs. They really need to come out with another MOLE series. Mysteries fascinate me so much, I think I would be a good contestant for this one.Lastly this one is addicting...I think it's my business side that attracts me to this show. I could strangle some of the contestants that have been on this! Omarosa has got to go...haha.

Well there's a little in site to me and my T.V. obsessions, HELP ME!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Daily Routines....

Well today I started a new morning routine in hopes to get healthier mentally and physically. I started my morning at 5am, (it was not easy by any means). I got dressed in my workout clothes and turned on the tv to FitTV channel, and I worked out with Gilad
and let me tell you he kicked my butt. I thought I was going to die! My legs felt like jello the rest of the day. After I was through with my workout I made a pot a coffee and sat down and studied my Sunday School lesson. When I was finished with that I jumped in the shower and got ready to go to work. I actually felt good about myself and felt like I had really accomplished something. I do pray that God with give me the strength, will power, and motivation to continue on this path I am trying to take.

So Jim asked me a few minutes ago was I getting up at 5am again and I said yes if I'm able to walk....haha!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Little boys have crazy ideas....

Well my goffy boys have begged me and begged me every time I cut their hair to give them a MOHAWK. I asked Colby why he wanted one, and he said to me "Mom I want to look cool that's why." We are talking about a 6 year old boy here. So since Colby wanted one of course PayBo has to have one to. Well guess what I finally gave into them! So check this out...

Well what do ya'll think????

Now come on moms do you really think I left it this way....well heck NO! But I gave them their 10 mins of fame. And they thought they were so cool and I loved seeing their faces light up when they saw it. Was a great mom moment. So here are my precious boys once their hair was done.

Ladies Night Out....

Ladies from T-H-A-T (Through Him All Things) Sunday school class got together for some ME time!

To start of the night we headed to Tyler and went to the Potpourri House to have some dinner. This man was playing the piano when we got there

Of course because of my teeth I am still not able to eat alot so I ordered a Grill Cheese off the kids menu...Yes this is off the kids menu look how huge! The sandwich was ok, but not exactly what I was expecting.Flo & Julie

After we were done eating we browsed through the shops there in the restaraunt.

Chrissy doing some shopping

Marci & Julie looking around the store

After we left there we went and caught a movie. Before the show started we purchased some snacks & drinks that were of great value and taste...haha (I won't go into details). As we waited for the show to start we had several laughs at the ladies showing what each other carried in their purses.
It was a pretty good show, loved the part where she tried on all the dresses...too funny! Some of the parts I could of done with out but all in all a good show.

There were eight of us ladies there last night and we had a great time, hopefully next time we will be able to get even more ladies to go. It was great seeing everyones personality. Everyone of us have different qualities that shine and it was a blast to get together like that. Can't wait till next time!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Taste of Home still rolling....

Just because I told everyone I would keep them updated, Taste of Home is going well but we still have a lot of work ahead of us. Just wanted to share a pic that was taken today of some of the people that are helping me get this thing together.

From left to right front row:
Meshell, Mo, Janie, Annette, and Jerry Don
From left to right bottom row:
Me, Shirley, Not sure the names of the next three, and Barbara

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A note to divorced parents....

About Mom....I am not sure why I am thinking about this tonight but, I wanted to share what was on my mind. I love my mom with all my heart and I would not be the person I am today without her. My mother raised my twin sister, brother, and I on her own. My mom is now remarried for the third time to a great man that treats her well. She lives about 3.5 hours away from me. She has recently gone through Breast Cancer and is now 3 months cancer free. She is and extraordinary woman! BUT.... my mom used to be so much about us that it has been very hard for me to get used to her being away from me and remarried. When something was wrong with me she was always there to do what ever I needed. She used to always call just to see how my family and I were doing. When ever I needed something or needed someone to talk to I would not hesitate to call her. She would send a card in the mail here and there or surprise me with something. And now If I want to talk to her I have to call, I can't remember the last time she called me. When I had my hysterectomy she did not even call to check on me to see how I was until my sister confronted her about it a week later. So my question is why? Will she ever be back to the mom I remember? It's very heartbreaking and I can't even sit here and type this without crying. I just want my mom back the way she was!
My Mom & Stepdad KennethAbout Dad... Where do I even begin. I didn't really grow up with my dad in my life. We visited him very randomly. I love my dad, well because he's my dad. I tried and tried to have a relationship with him but I think that's impossible. The reason I say that is because he makes promises he doesn't keep. I can't tell you how many birthdays he missed, mine and my kids. I got to the point where I don't even send him invitations to anything any more because he won't show. At least this way I know why he is not there and I don't have to beat myself up about why he didn't make it. I do still talk to my dad when I call him! I did go and see him when we went in for Christmas. I thought when mom was going through her cancer that he was going to change. Because he called a few times when we found out to see how we were, but that didn't last long. I don't see how a parent could live with a clear conscious knowing that they loved and raised kids that was not their own, and did a poor job on their real kids. I love my dad and want to have a relationship with him but how? So please if you have any thoughts or suggestions please let me know.

My Dad

My kids are my life and I can't not imagine ever being away from them and I pray that I won't have to. I know kids grow up and move on with their own lives, BUT children need their parents even when they have grow older.....PLEASE REMEMBER THAT!

Monday, January 21, 2008

How & Where to get tickets....

Athens Daily Review - Athens
Cedar Creek Pilot - Gun Barrell
Athens Chamber of Commerce
All Brookshire's in surrounding area
First State Bank - Athens
Cole's Air Conditioning & Appliance - Athens

Tickets $8 in advance and $10 at the door

Show Starts at 6:30 pm
Doors Open at 4:30 pm

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Taste of Home Cooking Show....

This will be the fourth time that Athens has hosted a Taste of Home Cooking School Show. The last time they were here I helped out alot seeing that the paper sponsors it, as well as Chamber of Commerce, Brookshire's, and Cole Air Conditioning & Appliances. This year guess who they decided to put in charge of it? Yep you guessed it good ol' me! On Feb, 28th, 2008 watch out Athens! I am very excited about it but it is so much work....oh and did I mention I am also a Co-MC of the event. Can you just imagine me talking in front of 1,000 people...I sure can't, but for some reason it's thrilling to me! If anyone reading this blog lives close to Athens, Texas this is one event you don't want to miss. There will be tons of door prizes, goodie bags for everyone, and food, food, and more food!! So as I start my new week, I look forward to all I have to do. As you will come to know me, you will learn I love a challenge. And this is definitely a huge one. So as the weeks go on I will post my progress and! Stay tuned......

Reaching the BIG 30....

Everyone always talks about how yucky the BIG 30 is, and I always say it's no big deal don't worry about it. Well guess what it's my year for the BIG 30 and it is taking its tole on me for sure. I am defiantly falling apart before my very eyes.....for instance I have had a hysterectomy yes I said it and I am only 29 years old, another thing that has happened is I found out I had acid reflux disease, come on I'm to young for that. Oh and we can't forget the two teeth I just had surgically removed due to some bad root canals I had earlier in life. Oh an by the way come to find out the dentist who supposedly did the root canal never really did...yes I said he NEVER did them, but as far as I knew he did! When the oral surgeon did the x-rays he was asking some questions and I told him those two teeth had root canals and he said, "what did you say" ummm I'm sorry to say this but I can guarantee 99% that he (being the Athens dentist) never did them. Can you believe that? I paid thousands of dollars for a procedure that I never had done! How as a professional dentist could you do something like that to someone? I suppose not all professionals have ethics and morals!

Sick Kids....

So here I am on Sunday not being able to make it to church because my youngest Colby kept me up all night with fever and horrible coughing. He kept getting out of bed about every 30 mins saying im scared, it's to dark, and know that Colby has the darkest room in the house and he likes it that way. I think he was sooooo taking advantage of his mommy loving on him. Needless to say I finally went and laid down with him so he would go to sleep and I ended up falling asleep myself and I haven't done that since he was a baby...shame on me for giving in to him...haha!

Thanks alot Flo....

O.K. so here I am.......not quite sure what to say. I loved myspace because it was easy. All I had to do was upload some pics every once in awhile so everyone could see how we've changed, but now I have to write things too YIKES! Thanks alot FLO for making me do this! I am not the best of writers so I am apologizing for all the grammar and typos now...Sorry.