Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What We Will Do For Our Kids....

Wii Mania at the Green household! I am pretty sure everyone knows what I'm talking about. We finally gave in and bought it for Payden for his birthday.

I say to everyone...GET ONE! They are sooooo much fun. We have played every night since we have had it. And I tell you what you will get the best workout. After the first night of playing I was so sore the next day. I think it is so much better than any gaming system made for kids. It gets them off there hineys and gets them moving! We even got my mother-in-law to play it and she had a blast! Here are a few pictures.

Birthday Party Fun....

Catch Up Continued....

This past Sunday my oldest son turned 9. Can you believe it 9 years old? It seems just like yesterday we were playing in the ball pit at our house in Hughes Springs. He loved playing in that thing.

Payden is at that age where he loves his mom but doesn't want her around alot. That is the toughest thing I have gone through as a parent so far. I mean he was my first child and the first grandbaby on both sides of our families. Can't you just imagine how spoiled we had him. I would like him to be that little boy who couldn't make a move without me. Now don't get me wrong he is still a Momma's boy, but when Dad asks him if he wants to go do something he doesn't say no I want to stay with mom, he tells me, mom I'm going with Dad see ya later.

Now I know for Dads that's the days they look forward to. When their son can go and do everything they can. But what happens when Colby gets to that point. Where's that little girl I always wanted? What will I do? Sit at home and twiddle my thumbs while the boys are out hunting, fishing, and having father son bonding times? I know I can do all these things with them, but would that be selfish on my part? My boys mean the world to me and its scary to think about how fast they are growing up. Just the other day a friend said to me man I can't believe Payden is 9 he was only 4 years old when we met y'all. Ouch! I mean it just seems like yesterday. Cherish all the times you have with your children it passes so quickly you won't even remember yesterday.

Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

I'm baaaaack....

I know it's been awhile and I hate that, but I have been working so darn much I am just to exhausted at the end of the days to get on here. Example: Last night I signed on so I could make a post and within the time it takes to open that page up I feel asleep. Now anyone who knows me knows that I am a night owl, but not lately. I fall asleep quicker than Jim nowadays and trust me thats fast!

Ok now lets catch up:

As you know Jim is a big bird hunter, and we have three bird dogs. Recently Jim's female dog Bell had a litter of puppies and they are so precious. She had 6 puppies 5 female and 1 male (ladies what does that tell you? Girls Rule!!) They are now at the age where we can actually get them out and play with them. Here's a few pictures so ya'll can see for yourselves.

This little sweetie I named Blaze because of the white stripe down her head, shes my favorite!

Aren't they tooooo cute!

This one we named Skunk, I think you can see why.

Well I tried to get caught up but guess what? Yep you guessed it, it's time to head off to the ballpark for Colby's first official game. I will hopefully get the rest caught up tonight.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

T-Shirts Are Now On Sale....

I have officially ordered some of the Breast Cancer t-shirts I designed. Hopefully she will have them ready this Friday or Monday. The shirts will be $14 and all the proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and help support our team participate in the 3-Day walk in Dallas. So if you would like a shirt please let me know. The lady is going to make 50 to start off with and she will let me come pick them up as I sale them.

Here is the pictures of the front and back just to remind ya what it looks like. This will be on a light pink shirt with lime green and hot pink design. I can't wait to see them. Orders are now in session. Come on you know you want one or two or three?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Baseball Or Chaos....

The Drillers

This past weekend we went to Linden to watch my niece Jaici and nephew Cade play in a T-Ball tournament. It was great to watch them play. I am still not sure if I enjoyed myself? Let me explain: Linden Baseball - I am use to certain rules and their rules are totally different. I mean it's not real baseball and that frustrates me. Every kid on their team gets out on the field (13) now just imagine 13 4 & 5 year olds on a baseball field together in no particular spot. You could imagine the laughter I had when every kid on the team ran for the ball and all tumbled on each other because everyone wanted it. The pitcher had to wear a helmet with a face mask on it. What's up with that? OK now Athens baseball is the real deal! You have 9 players and they play in their positions not just where ever they want to be. No our pitcher does not wear a helmet thats just crazy. I mean some of the kids hit it hard, but your more likely to get hit with that thing on cause its hard to see through it. Ok is this crazy or do I just expect my kids to be tuff?

Who's to say which one is better or worse. I mean do we here at this age take it to serious and should we chill out, or are they just to relaxed? Now I am not saying anything bad about their t-ball assoc. I just think more things need to be based on the real sport so that when the day comes, they will be able to play it correctly. Now before my sister kills me because she is on that baseball board in Linden, I better say some nice things. Such as my niece and nephew did great. They hit the ball great, and it was nice to be able to have a chance to see them play. Jaici was so glad to see her Aunt Andi there. Everywhere I went so did she unless she was playing. She might as well be mine! Doesn't she look like me?

Ok so I know what your thinking. Andi is not as cute as her. Well at least I can wish can't I?

Here is a picture of Cade. He was the catcher. Here is a picture of him concentrating on that ball!

Aren't they tooooo precious with their 2nd place trophies!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Offically Signed Up....

I have now officially signed up for the 3-Day Walk in Dallas. I am so excited. I know it won't be easy, but I am going to give it my all. I encourage everyone who reads this blog to join our team. We would love to have you. I feel like this is my way to say to my mom I am here with you fighting this fight and I will do what ever it takes to make it to that finish line.

"Therefore, wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us." Nehemiah 4: 20

Andi Green
Flo Ferrell
Kasey Holt
Brandy Larson

Rhonda Garcia
Norma McCurley

If I am missing anyone please let me know. Kasey I didn't get your friends name.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Fundraising Idea For 3 Day Walk...

So as I was reading on some other sites and I stole this idea. Alot of people have done this so I thought I might try. I designed a T-Shirt and depending on what everyone thinks we could sale them to help raise money for the walk. If there is something you all don't like on this design please tell me so I can make some changes before I print any. (Sorry Marci I stole our Sunday School class name) you will see what I mean. Here are some pictures of it.

Front Of Shirt

Back Of Shirt

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Who Thinks They Have The Best Boss?

In my line of work I have come across some good managers and some not so good ones so I am gonna sum them up for you:

1.) Micro Manager: I know you know what I am talking about. Those managers who have employees just to say they have some. Every time you make a move they are breathing down your neck making sure it's done their way. They dismiss others' knowledge, experience, and ideas--no matter how good--then hover over them to make sure they're doing things "right." So why is it again that they need employees if they are going to do it anyway? No matter how organized, proactive, conscientious or effective you are as a worker, there's a chance you'll run into a supervisor who hovers like a bird of prey, waiting for you to fail before swooping in to wipe out what's left of your self-esteem. Who wants to work for someone like this? Definitely not me!

2.) The Bumbling Boss: This junk head is trying to hide their inadequacies behind big talk and other diversions. Although they are rather harmless, they are neither a good leader nor an inspiring one. Just because they have reached a higher position above you, he might also get a sense of false prestige. Occasionally showing their mistakes in disguise of guarding, and guiding them is your best bet. Who wants to work for someone like this? Not me!

3.) The Shouting Boss: OMG! I know one of these and thank goodness their not my boss. The psychology of shouting bosses is that they can get the things done only by shouting. They don’t mind shouting at anyone, anywhere. Although shouting is a sign of impatience, it is also because they want to be recognized on the spot. Satisfying their ego by listening to them calms them down. Must you yell at someone? Do you really think that will earn you any respect from your employees. Who wants to work for someone like this? Not me!

4.) Andi Style: And then there's me I like to treat everyone with fairness regardless of office politics. Communication is key. I like to keep an open door policy, support a constant flow of communication, and encourage others to do the same. Following these ideals builds good relationships with those with more power as well as those with less power. Bottom line, I try to follow the golden rule of leadership -- I should lead the way I would want to be led. I like to make sure every one's happy. All employee's should know that they are appreciated, because if they don't your staff will not work hard for you. I love working in a team environment. I want everyone to share their thoughts and ideas. I know ultimately it's my decision on what goes on, and that being the boss means I take responsibility for all of my employees, back them up at all times and take care of problems when I have them. I just don't do it in a manner that's in your face! So the big question. Who wants to work for someone like this? I hope all of my employees!