Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to Earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."

God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."

Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"

God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."

The child asked, "And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"

God said, "Your angel will pleace your hands together and will teach you how to pray."

"Who will protect me?"

"Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life."

"But I will always be sad...because I will not see you anymore."

"Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment, there was much peace in Heaven but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

God said, "You will simply call her 'Mom'."
How wasteful the Older Generation Was ...

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment."

He was right, that generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and
over. So they really were recycled.

But they didn't have the green thing back in that customer's day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.

But she was right. They didn't have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby's diapers because they didn't have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters,
not always brand-new clothing.

But that old lady is right, they didn't have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house - not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a hankerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines to do everything for you.

When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut
the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right, they didn't have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced
the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks were just because they didn't have the green thing back then?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When it rains it pours...Brandon has moved back home and it is an adjustment for him and definitely for us!  I am praying that what he learned at Teen Challenge he will apply to life as he enters back into society. 
Everytime we make a plan and think we know where things are going we get thrown a curve ball and we are going in another direction. 
Addison was so funny this morning she said she wanted out of the shower and when i opened the door she started spraying me with the detachable shower head! She hugged me severalt imes this morning and was so brave when I left for work.  I miss being home with her!
This is a season that I will miss in some regards but I cannot wait to get past in others.  Pray the Lord gives me patience because I am anxious to get to the next chapter. 
Thank God for good friends!  I feel like we are detached from most people b/c of work, school, kids, etc.  I had a good friend come over and hang out with us this week and it was refreshing to not be home alone all the time!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

funny things my little girl said this week...

As she rubbed all of our faces....."Mommy shaved, I shaved, but Daddy is not shaved."

" 'Yes mamm' is not in my mouth."

"I'm bigger because I am you..... I am Chairdy."

When I was trying to get her to put her white sunday shoes on "they all just hurt me SO bad" she cried but the purple flip flops she exclaimed "they are just SO beautiful".  If you could only hear the dramatic effects with these words.

"Do you like Sher Khan??  I love Sher Khan...maybe I can ride him..." (the tiger from the jungle book) No fear of anything.

"Dont worry about Ursula.... she will be fine." " you dont have to worry about me either because I am fine too"

Monday, May 24, 2010

I have so much to tell that I dont know where to start!

First I want to let everyone know that I am selling some amazing skin products that really do reverse sun damage and improve your skin by developing new collagen!  Please check out my website at and email me at if you have any questions about any of the products!!! They are prescription strength and they were created by the same Dermatologist that invented ProActive!

Lets start current and go backwards.... This weekend Mark and I had a great date night Saturday which included margs and a funny movie!  He got to get some golf in and I took the kids to a carnival where Addie road a pony and talked me into bouncing down a slide that was way to narrow and steep for me to try again :) 

Last weekend we spend it in Little Rock for my cousins graduation.  I picked up Brandon from Teen Challenge and his mom flew into to Little Rock to spend some time with him at our family gathering.  It was pleasant and she took Brandon back to OK Monday for us!  Addison is so smitten with Brandon... its cute!

Keaton is not speaking yet but I think I will laugh all day if he speaks like she does! We are trying to break him from the bottole but he is in LOVE with that thing full or empty he wants it in his mouth.....

Addison is always a mommy to a doll, stuffed animal, or something.... therefore she is either scolding, consoling, or loving on them.  It is so funny to see her rock them when they cry and scratch their back to get them to go to sleep etc....

She had an accident in her panties while Rachel (my sister) was watching her a few weeks ago which Rachel was not happy about cleaning up.  Addison tried to lighten the air and said "its funny isnt it?!? ". Rachel didnt hesitate to so "NO" and so Addie replied "is it funny a little bit?"...again Rachel replied "NO".  Addison said "can I laugh?" and Rachel still said "No"... finally Addison grinning said" Ill just smile!"...Rachel broke and started laughing.....

She told me yesterday when the sun was in her eyes "that sun is mean starring at me". 

Going back a little further to Mothers day.... the night before I took Addie to the mall and when I got home KP (my BFF) needed me to take her to ER b/c her heart would not stop racing and pain was runningdown her neck and chest.  We got out of there around 3 am and so Mark taught our 3 yr old SS the next a.m. without me b/c we had all of our family coming over for Mothers Day that afternoon!  It work out and we had a great time! Brandon called me to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. 

I am now waiting to hear back from Baptist about my enrollment in their night/weekend Nursing program.

I have an appt with U of M Wednesday about their Nursing program also! 

My life is so blessed with a grea family, flexible job, and some new opportunities!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Addie decided yesterday that she didnt want to go to music class as we were walking in and it was amazing how quickly she unravelled!  When I raised my voice at her I had to come back and apologize and she instructed me that "if you say your sorry that means you wont do it again" and I agreed that I would try not to do it again....she replied "well you did it yesterday too".... it made me want to yell again...

When baby fevers hits I squash it with two toddlers! :)

Keaton is struggling letting go of the bottle....any suggestions?

Mark is having thyroid surgery Tuesday morning... please pray that everything comes back normal!