Friday, May 30, 2008

Colby Is Offically In First Grade....

My little man is growing up right before our very eyes. It seems like yesterday we moved to Athens when he was just 3 months old. And now here he is 6 years old and a kindergarten graduate. He sang two songs and then he got to walk across the stage in his little maroon cap, with the tassel dangling in his face. The diplomas they got are 10 times better than my high school diploma. (How sad). Way to go Colby!

Colby and Mrs. Campbell (Principle)
Colby giving me a great smile

Colby and his teacher Mrs. Dishman

End Of School Activities....

Just thougth I'd share a few pictures with everyone of Payden's track day and Colby's water day. Enjoy!

The Ultimate Healer....

This past weekend I took advantage of the holiday and made a trip up to Houston to visit with my mom.

My mom as most everyone knows has been fighting breast cancer for the last year. She had been being treated in a wonderful hospital in Baytown. She recently moved her journey to MD Anderson. I believe about 2 months ago she went there because her Dr. told her the cancer was to advanced for them there. After all the first initial testing at MD Anderson she was told she had 9 cancer tumors throughout her body. They started chemo immediately so that they could shrink those tumors enough to remove them and do a stem cell transplant. This Tuesday she returned back to do another PET scan to see if the tumors were small enough to continue on with the rest of her treatment. So mom called me Tuesday night and this is how our conversation went:

Andi what cha doing? (in a very soft low voice): nothing mom just fixin some dinner: Andi are you sitting down? : No mom, why do I need to? : Yes you do Andi : Have you talked to your sister? : No mom why do you ask? : Again she says are you sitting down? : No mom, what's wrong do I need to really sit down : In her low sadly voice she replied yes Andi you really do. : OK mom I'm sitting, what's wrong? What happened? : Well as you know I went to the Dr. today: Yeah, and? : They did another PET scan to see if the tumors were small enough to be removed and to begin with the transplant : Yes, and? : Well, with much hesitation...well then a loud scream THEY ARE ALL GONE! : What? What do you mean? : She said the doctor can not even see the tumors any more they are all gone! : OH MY GOODNESS! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! : I know Andi and I know that it is a miracle of God that is the only way that they could be gone without a trace. I know God took them from me and I felt it when he did. A weight was lifted.

As you could imagine we both shed tears of joy. Her journey is not over yet though. She will receive one more chemo treatment, and then on June 23rd she will receive the stem cell transplant. The doctors say that even though the tumors are gone the toxins are still invading her body. Hopefully with the stem cell transplant, she will have a much better chance of never having a re-occurrence. Please continue you to pray for her! The stem cell transplant is a tough thing to go through. She will be in the hospital for 2 weeks to a month and then 100 days of 24hr nursing care. So she will be at MD Anderson for 4 mths. Again thanks to everyone that has kept her in your prayers! This is a living testimony that prayers can and will be answered.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Yummy Treat....

When I picked PayBo up from school today he had his TAKS test results. The note stated that Ms. Cunningham's class had 100% passing. Then it went on to say your child missed____out of 40 questions. Guess how many he missed? He missed ZERO! PayBo made a 100 on his Math TAKS. So of course I had to take him to get a little treat. And of course I had to get one for myself as well. I am so proud of him! God has blessed us with two terrific boys and for that I am thankful!


Saturday, May 17, 2008

And The Biggest Thing Keeping Us Busy....


Here are some pictures of recent games

Playing Catch-Up....

I don't even know where to begin because its been so long since I have blogged. So I guess I will just start and in no particular order this is what has been happening in the Green household.

This is PayBo being a cowboy for western day at school. Notice the hat is on backwards (What a cowboy)

While we were in Linden last weekend I took the opportunity to go and visit with my sister and her family. While we were there Jaici though it would be fun to get out teh tattoo machine I gave her at Christmas. Here's what the results were.

Marcus, Jaici, Colby & PayBo

Colby's tattoo (Don't ask) haha

Jaici & Colby

Allie drinking her Coke Zero ( She must get that from her Aunt)

Jaici giving me a sweet pose

Colby went the the Texas Freshwater Fisheries for his field trip this past week and I got to go along with him. Here are a few pictures from that.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Our Trip To Mexico...

Happy Birthday Norma!

Well at least as close as you could get to Mexico in Texas. Jim, Scott, Norma and I went to Dallas to celebrate Norma's birthday. So she choose a Mexican restaurant on Jefferson.

As we are driving up Scott says it's going to look like we are going to a scary part of town but it's fine trust me. By this time we are thinking OMG what has Scott gotten us into. As we drive down Jefferson it is just like Mexico. The buildings are all bright colors, people walking around everywhere, and not to mention the Cinco De Mayo celebration going on. So we finally get there and got seated at very close arranged tables I might add. Of course the waiter comes up and starts talking in Spanish. So we both looked and Scott and Norma and told them what we wanted and they ordered for us. By the way they had some drinks there I have never heard of but they were strangely good. Norma had one called Rice Water don't ask me what was in it but it was good. Scott got one called watermelon water and it tasted just like the juice off a fresh watermelon. I had diet coke and Jim had tea. We are such risk takers aren't we!

About the time we were through eating a mariachi band showed up and played some songs, people were walking around selling light up items, someone there making balloon animals I mean it was a complete Mexican experience . By the way the food was excellent and we both would definitely go back. With Scott & Norma of course because we speaky no spanish.

After we left the restaurant we drove over to the west end and walked around for awhile. A man suckered us into 4 roses for $10 and we watched a man make painting with cans of spray paint. He was very cool. It's amazing the talents God blesses us with. We finished the night off at a candy shop. Not cheap but great candy! All in all it was a great night with great friends!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Quote Of The Day....

I love going online and looking at all different kinds of quotes. So today I have decided that I am going to start posting quotes every so often, and I think this is a great one to start with. Especially with me trying doing this 3 day walk. Sometimes I think what have I gotten myself into and then other days I think I am so thrilled to be a part of this. I would absolutely love to host one myself around here. Hey wait, FLO wouldn't that be a good idea. To host either a walk or run to raise money for our 3 day?

Now here's my quote of the day!

If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
-- Anita Roddick