Monday, December 17, 2007


I guess when it rains it pours. Not really, I'm just going to post one more. I have never been more embarresed in my life than I was today. I don't really know why I am letting this bother me so much, but I guess it's just some hormones or something going on. Anyway, we just got back from Nashville yesterday and when I went to take Hannah to school today my van sounded like there was an airplane landing right down next to me. I took it to my machanic and he told me that my brakes were completly shot and that it should not be driven anymore to prevent further damage. Ok, so I left it with him, but started to think about my warrenty I had left. I called the Toyota headquaters and was told that I had warrenty that covered everypart for 6k more miles or until May of '08. Great!! I'll go get my van from the machanic and take it to the Toyota dealer to save me 2-3 hundred dollers (1st time to be embarresed, should have called Toyota first). When I got there I was told that warrenty does not cover break pad wear and tear. Tears now began to swell in my eyes. I knew I was going to be embarresed a second time because I was now going to have to take my van back to my machanic because I was not going to pay the price of what a dealer was going to charge to fix it. Here's the part that's not only embaressing, but also madening. I was just in the Toyota dealer last week before our trip because I heard a noise coming from the left side of my van when I accelerated. The same guy I talked to today told me that I needed to drive around with a technician because if they can't hear it they can't fix it. Of course he heard nothing. I was so mad I yelled at the guy today and told him that I knew there was something wrong with it last week and they did nothing. This whole thing could have been prevented if he would have put my van up on the rafters, or what ever their called, and checked it out. He again told me today that if we can't hear it we can't fix it. I told him your the machanic, you should have looked at it. Sorry to annoy anybody, if your still reading, but it really helps me let off some steam.

our vacation

I have not posted in a long long time. There are several times I think about posting, but by the time I get to sit down and actually complete it I forget what I was going to write. Anyway we took a family trip to Nashville this past weekend and had a great time. We got to see the Radio City Spectacular staring the Rocketts, the ice sculptures celebrating the Grinche's 50'th B-day from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and we attended a dinner show by Pam Tillis. BUT... trying to go to sleep with a two year old in a hotel room was awful. Don't get me wrong both my kids were great the whole weekned, but Tristen would not go to sleep when it was time. We only had one king bed, so here we were, Will, Hannah, Tristen, and I all piled in. We had to turn the T.V. off and try to sleep. Will, Hannah, and I had to pretend we were sleeping just to try to get T to sleep. Next thing you know she's in your face saying "wake up sleepy head" We tried so hard not to laugh. Eventually she fell asleep and we had a good day the next day. Just thought anybody with kids would enjoy that because I'm sure it has happened to you at one point or another.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What we do for our kids

Ok, so about a month ago I opened my big mouth to Hannah about Corbin Bleu (star from High School Musical if anybody didn't know) coming to this fair that we were having in Memphis. He was going to come and have a meet and greet session and be signing autographs. After I told her we just had to go. He came on Sat Sept. 9 and was supposed to be there at 11:00 and 2:00. We arrived to the fair at 9:30, thirty minutes before the gates even opened, just to find out that his plan had been cancelled coming into Memphis and he would not be there until 2:00. We waited around all day for him. Finally he arrived. We had front row seats at the HSM performance where he would be introducing the play. I got some awsome pics. While I was there taking pics. Will had gone to get in line for his autograph. It ended up that Will himself stood in line for three hours, and the rest of us for about one in a half just to get the autograph. We did eventually get the autograph, but did not leave the fair until 4:40. Talk about a long day. I was exhausted!

Monday, August 13, 2007

School Blues

Today was Hannah's first day back to school. She started first grade. Of course she had the apprehension that everybody has right before they go back to school. For the past three nights before she went she could not sleep, sometimes she was in the bathroom thinking she was going to get sick, and has had the worlds worst attitude toward both Will and I. I actually think though, that I had a harder time sending her back than she had wanting to go back. I even think that I was more prepared for her to enter Kindergarten than first grade. My little girl is growing up so fast and I am just not ready for it. Before you know it she'll be leaving for college.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Life of Wishes

Ok, so last night I only got four hours of sleep (nothing unusal for me). I wake up and can't help but think. I thought about several things, mainly my future. Anyway I have always been one to wish. I seemed to be wishing for bigger and better. My dad would always say "wish in one had and s*** in the other and see which one fills up first". Now isn't it ironic that I "wish" my dad could say that again? Right now my wish is that I can find my passion in life. I feel that if I knew what I wanted to do, I mean something I ablsoulty love, than my life may be fullfilled and I would no longer need to live on wishes. Just some thoughts.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Ready to have my kids back

For the past week my girls have been out of town with their grandparents. I thought great, I'll have this whole week all to myself. I can go shopping, sleep in, and spend some good quality time with my husband ALONE. I did do all that. My mom and I took in the mall a couple of times. I think I slept in till around 9:00 everyday, and I got to go on a couple of "dates". But now I'm ready to be mom again. I miss having my girls around, even when they are in another room watching TV. They will be coming home tomorrow and I can't wait. I wonder if they miss me as much as I miss them?

Friday, July 6, 2007


I am trying my hardest to be more positive with my whole out look on life and everything around me. I mean what don't I have to be positive about I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters right? Right. But how can one be positive living in a world of hate, crime, and war? I am refering too two instances imparticular that are on my mind right now, I will explian.

The first one...
I live near Memphis Tennessee. For those of you that don't know what is going on about the Memphis Mayor "King" Willie Herrington I'll explain. This man should have never been elected in the first place, but somehow is going up for I think his tenth year re-election. Anyway it seems as though he is trying to segerate Memphis again (Black/White) what year are we in? come on. He has blamed the "white runned" meida, the news paper imparticular, for all his "problems". He has made comments about certian people being just like KKK bigots. I could go on and on about him, but lets look at Memphis as a city and what he has done to it. It used to be real nice. We had a nice amusement park, which is gone now, built a very costly, i'm sure, pyrmid, empty now, and even more recently built peabody place, which is still ok during the day, but don't go at night. Memphis, a city which could be a real nice place to live and tour seems to have been run into the ground by Harrington and his "thug" followers. How can i think positivly?

Second instance....
I had just read this past week in our local news paper about a twenty year old male who was fighting for our country become severaly injured by being shot point blank in the back of the head. Although this man survived he is on a ventilator, feeding tube, and permentaly blind. One would think that since this man was risking his life for the lives of everyone else in the the USA the US government would support him for the remaining of his life. Not the case here. This man's parents have used all their savings and their retirement to pay for all his treatments. How can I think positivly?

first blog

Ok, here I am trying this out for the first time. I have never been good with words or expressing my feelings openly (to other people rather than family), but I thought I would give it a try. I am not a good advice giver, but I can listen pretty well. I am a house wife with two beautiful daughters whom I absolutly adore. There is nothing more rewarding, in my opinion, than being a mother.

I want to thank Amy for being such an inspiration. You are awsome. You have inspired me in trying this out, along with other things in life.

Here it goes. Wish me luck, and hopefully you will be able to read my thoughts. Hopefully this will get me thinking more as well.