Thursday, February 18, 2010


So we finally get the Christmas trampoline set up today. The same day we have pictures taken to put the house on the market and O has an EEG scheduled for later today. It's kept him busy though, since he's been up since 5:00AM and has to remain awake until the test.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Time to Kill

So I'm sitting on my computer, checking email, praying for one about a business deal I've been working on since May and I thought, why not blog. That got me thinking about time wastes, since that's what blogging tends to be for me. So, I have a list of the biggest time wastes in my daily living:
1. E-mail - for the most part it's from retailers tempting me
2. Solitaire - need I say more
3. Facebook - not a big time waste for me since I rarely check it, but definitely has potential
4. Just about anything I do at home that isn't time with my kiddos - yet I sit here alone on my computer.
That said adios.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

10 Things Tuesday

Last week my computer was incapacitated and I could not post my 10 things, so they are attached to this weeks.
1. I love my nephew - Petite #4 would insert a picture but can't at this moment - computer malfunction again.

2. I am thankful for that "baby smell" Sometimes they come into this world with a lot a drama and that smell seems to help mommies forget all that and helps them see how blessed we are.

3. I am thankful for my faith. It is through my faith that I have 95% of the friends I have. In fact almost everyone I know, I know through Church in one way or another. I simply can't imagine my life any other way and I pray daily that my children have the same in their lives.

4. My Petites are just beautiful. I try to remind myself of this daily - as I watch Petite #3 waste the Swiffer spray in the kitchen I hope he keeps his love of cleaning as he grows older.

5. Again I am thankful that hair does in fact grow back.

6. I am thankful that my Grandmother loved to sew and taught me how. I remember my first project with her - a purple seer sucker sun dress. One summer she took me and my cousin to the fabric store where we picked out a pattern and our fabric and taught us how to sew. She was always so patient. I think the time she tied my hands behind my back she had warned me forty times to leave Petite Goddess #2 alone.

7. I am thankful that now my kitchen floor is almost fully mopped.

8. I get to wear a sweater tomorrow and really need it.

9. I love that my sisters are close. They are not right next door, but I don't have to get on a plane to go see them - although it wouldn't take as long if I did.

10. I am thankful daily for my family.

January 19th, 2009

1. I am thankful for the time I had with my husband this past week in Vegas. We had the best time, despite not walking away with the bank.

2. I am thankful that hair grows back - see Miss M and O (Petites 2 and 3) and you'll know why.

3.I am so very thankful that Petite #4 arrived last Monday perfect and healthy and that both mom (Petite Goddess #2) and baby are doing good. ( Good meaning both are here and healthy)

4.I am thankful for my family. I cannot express this enough.

Now, in light of the coronation, I mean inauguration here are the rest of my 10 things:

5. I am extremely grateful the George Walker Bush became our President 8 years ago. I am thankful that he is a man of convictions and that he had enough guts not to cower in the aftermath of September 11th, but to take control and keep us safe. And to then stand by those convictions regardless of the political ramifications.

6. I am glad that he had the intelligence and ability to surround himself with smart people who also stood firm in their convictions.

7. I am thankful that God is in control and I pray daily that he will continue to lead our country and protect.

8. I am thankful to the men and women who protect us and put their lives on the line for our freedom. I just hope that those freedoms will remain.

9. I am thankful for civil liberties and for those who stand up for them.

10. I am thankful or freedom of speech and that everyone has a protected right to their own opinions and views.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

10 Things Tuesday

My first "ten things" of the new year. Here we go:
1. I'm glad the person who named the 24 hour virus was optimistic. If they had been truthful I'm afraid we would all split our wrists.
2. I am soooooo thankful for DooDoo aka Scooby Doo. He can soothe the most savage beast.
3. My sister - Petite #2 is doing well and so is the baby. We expect baby Jo-John next week.
4. I am grateful my little one can climb and that I have the perfect legs and lap for the activity.
5. I am thankful that God watches over and protects my friends and family. I have been reminded this week how fragile life can be and love His shielding hand and comforting love and grace.
6. I am grateful for music and that some of us have been blessed with that gift and have chosen to share it with the less talented. My kids all love music and it is great that they have songs to sing and dance around to.
7. My husband. He works very hard and sacrifices daily for us. He is also taking me to see LOVE in Las Vegas as one of my Christmas presents. The Beatles are a few I am grateful shared with the rest of us.
8. I am thankful for freedom of speech and pray daily that we continue to have it.
9. We have wonderful friends and were blessed to bring in the new year with them, both old and new.
10. We have wonderful parents who have done so much for us we cannot begin to be thankful and grateful enough.

Thanks XBox Wife. I have forgotten how much I need to remind myself of how wonderfully blessed I am. It's easy to see the have nots and need to be reminded of the haves.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Back again

So 3 months later I am trying to get back into the habit of blogging. Needless to say the holidays were crazy. Well, I am being summonzed so I'll try to get back later and post Christmas pics.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

10 Things Tuesday

1. It's 9:30 and everyone is asleep and has been for at least 30 minutes.
2. I have decided on Christmas presents for most of our family.
3. I am grateful that each of us has amazing talents. I bought a glass pendant this weekend and the couple who made it make them in their backyard. Glass blowing and the like are so beautiful, I am glad people have a passion for it and share with those of us who have other talents.
4. I am thankful for the Special Olympics and all the athletes and volunteers who make them possible.
5. Jman arrived safely at his destination today.
6. The weather is finally getting cold and I can get out my sweaters and thermals.
7. Petite #4 weighs 2.5 lbs and is in the 67th percentile. Little Jo-John is growing nice and strong. I can't wait to meet him.
8. We have wonderful friends who we get to spend time with. I am really blessed to have all of you in my life.
9. I'm glad we live so close to Joe T Garcia's. We should go more often.
10. Petite JT loves his school and so do I. The teachers meet them at the car in the morning and walk them to the cars in the afternoon. Curb side service. They are wonderful people.

Monday, October 20, 2008

10 Things Tuesday

Ok so it is Monday, but everyone is occupied now and I know I won't have time tomorrow, so...

1. JT loves his new school. I am so very thankful. His teacher is great and there are only 16 kids in his class and 13 of them are boys.
2. I continue to thank God that there was 1 spot open in his class. He gets to stay in school in Arlington so he can still play football.
3. I am so very thankful, once again, for our parents. They would have made sure we found a way to not totally uproot JT from his life.
4. I am thankful for loyalty. Last weekend when my sisters were here, they were ready to take on the person I think caused the whole school thing.
5. My husband loves me.
6. Everyone is quiet right now, not one person is yelling or touching anyone else.
7. Baby O really likes music. It is just the most precious thing. He nods his head and bops along to his favorite songs. And believe me he lets us know if is not a song he likes. So young to be so opinionated.
8. My friends are the greatest, most awesome people in the world.
9. My sisters are the greatest most awesome sisters anyone could hope for.
10. Baby Jo-John is growing safe and healthy.

Thanks to all of my friends and family. I love each and everyone of you and thank God for your individuality and friendship.

Talent on loan from God-