Saturday, May 23, 2015

Big surprise!!

     When I started this blog back in 2007 I thought I would use it for a money maker. Well I see now that didn't work out. What I do see is that I love going back and reading what happened in the past, seeing old pictures of my kids, and just having a life journal. So I begin again and  hopefully keep up with it more frequent since I'm doing this for a memory of my life with my family. 

     Since I published my last post our life has changed a lot. Will graduated from school, got a job in Memphis so we are still living in Collierville, and bought our first house. This was the beginning of our life on "our own". 

I also began a new adventure in homeschooling my girls. Hannah started in 7th grade and will be a freshman this year and Tristen started in 3rd grade and will be in 5th. Homeschooling is not for everyone, but if you can do it I highly encourage it. I feel that kids get a much better education in half the time of being stuck in the classroom. 

As for the big surprise!!! We will be expanding our family by 1 in December! That's right the girls will all be big sisters, again for two of them. December 10 is the EDA for baby Sweet.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A day in Columbus

So we, the family decided to go spend the day in Columbus yesterday. It is only about 20 minutes from Starkville, but still got us out. Daisy needed some more dog food so we started out by going to PetSmart. We left PetSmart, but not without tears. Tristen wanted to adopt a cat, but we told her not today.
 I knew there were some water spray parks over in there so I thought it would be fun to take the girls since there is nothing like that here in Starkville. We found one and we were the only people there. I could not believe that on such a warm day no one else was there, oh well more fun for us. Emory pretty much slept the whole time we were there so even though we brought her swimsuit she stayed in her clothes in her stroller.

After a while at the splash park we went to find what is called the Riverwalk. It's a 2 mile walk down by the river. It was real nice. Paved nicely, had lights throughout the path that I'm sure made it real nice even at night. We started to walk down the path thinking that it would loop back around and make the 2 miles. Well we should NOT think anymore. We walked 2 miles to find out it came to a dead end. All we could do was laugh. That meant another 2 miles back to the van. A total of 4 miles with both girls and myself wearing flip flops, and me in a dress. We planned on grilling chicken out for dinner, but since we walked for 2 1/2 hours and were still 20 minutes away from home we ended up picking up fast food. The girls chose healthy McDonalds and Will and I chose even healthier TacoBell. All in all a pretty good day out to Columbus.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Starkville Bound

So, we've spent our first week in Starkville or Boardville as my girls call it and I must say that everything has gone better than expected. I really think this is what I needed, to be with just my girls with no one else around. It's very nice to have my mom and grandmother there with me, but I don't think it's a good thing for my girls to have that much authority around them. Don't get me wrong they still have been fighting some, still have been defiant some, but all in all I feel like they have respected what I've had to tell them, well at least Hannah has. So far we have gotten them a pool to put in the back yard, but it's had to be drained and redone. Gone to a public pool for an afternoon of swimming. Played games, which is something I didn't do much before. Ate dinner every night at the table as a family. Watched TV at night as a family. Slept in till 9:30 almost every morning, that's been the best part. We have had one set back. Hannah came down with some kind of viral infection and has been sick for two days. She began started complaining about her legs hurting late one afternoon, then by the next morning she said her throat began hurting. That afternoon she had fever of 102 and was in bed the rest of the day. I think it's just a short lived virus because she is already acting like herself again, but we'll see when the ibuprofen wears off. That's pretty much been our first week. We'll be going home this weekend to spend some time with my Aunt who is visiting from MN then back at it again Sunday night. Hopefully the rest of the summer goes just as smoothly.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jersey Boys

Today was a good, but tiring day. I got up and went to church as I do every Sunday. I always feel refreshed after hearing a weekly sermon. Then the fun began. I have to give a big thanks to my brother and sis-in law for not only watching my girls, but taking them to my sister-in-laws grandfathers 90th birthday party so I could go see The Jersey Boys with my mom and one of her friends. I don't get to get out much so this was a much deserved break. The show was awesome!! I'm so glad I was able to get out and see it.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Living in the Mid South

Well, here it is a year later and I have not done as I said I would keeping up with my blog.  I guess I can look at it in two ways: one, I've just been way to lazy and preoccupied with other things i.e. facebook has gotten the best of me, and two there is now only three more years left till Will is out of Vet school. I can't believe one year ago he was going to the interview and sweating it out. Let's try this again!! Start over.

The purpose of this post is not to ramble on about my laziness, but to talk about the mid south where I live. I absolutely love living here, I mean we have the SEC (South Eastern Conference), great southern fried food, and we are some of the nicest people to be around. I wouldn't trade living here for anything. Well there is that one thing, our winters.  There CRAZY!!! Last week we had the most beautiful weather. Tempetures in the upper 50's to mid 60's and sunshine. Yesterday, holy ice!! We had an ice storm. Right here where I am we had freezing rain and sleet all day. Just to the north of us they had snow, and to the south of us rain. As a kid I used to love "snow" days, especially when school got out. I know Hannah was thrilled to be out of school yesterday, but me, oh no hated it. It's funny how your perspective will change once grown up. Sure it was nice not to have to get up, get dressed, make breakfast, and get her ready for school and out the door, but I had other concerns on my mind. Is Will going to be able to make it home? It's tough enough going all through the weeks not seeing him, but the weekend to is even tougher. He was unable to come Friday night like he usually does because of a meeting on Sat. morning, but plans were to come home after his meeting and stay till early Monday morning. Well, plans changed. He did not make it home this weekend, so here we go second time this semester that we only see eachother every two weeks. I know one day we will look back at this and laugh at what we went through, but for now it seems as an eternity and this next three years cannot come quick enough.

On a happier note, I get to go see Jersey Boys tomorrow and I can't wait!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Things I've learned (good and bad) from living in a trailer

Ok, since I'm going to be writing about things that my family will be experience over the next four years, I've decided to start a series called "Things I've learned (good and bad) from living in a trailer".

By this I mean an actual trailer. My husband and I purchased a trailer, mobile home, recreational vehicle, what ever you want to call it, for him to live in while he is attending school down in Mississippi. Don't get me wrong, we're high class now, I mean this trailer park has a fishing lake, horses, beautiful seanry... ok I won't go overboard, but I'm sure I will come away with many lessons from living in this oh so wonderful shack.

The first thing I've learned. My actual house I buy to live in will have a hearth room. I love being able to be in the kitchen washing dishes and having my family right there with me either playing games, watching t.v., coloring, etc. You know, in our trailer we have a hearth room. It's also our living room.

That's my first lesson.

Many more to come :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Day 1 before the big move

Today started off as a somewhat regular day. Will and I had to get up and go discuss options for our oldest daughter. We have been having some difficulty with her and we want to make sure they are all ironed out before he leaves for school. He then went on to work and had a normal day.

We still had to do one last thing before he and my brother leave tomorrow to move all our stuff down to his small living quarter or slq which I'll be referring to it as and that was rent a trailer. I get so aggravated at the fact that he procrastinates so bad. He did not call until 330 in the afternoon to get a trailer for tomorrow morning. Luckily they had one, but we could have been in trouble. Well off we go to pack and move.

Come back tomorrow to see what happened! There's bound to be something exciting :)