Thursday, February 26, 2009

Enjoying the warm weather.

My birthday was this week and my husband got me a wonderful gift. A new camera! I love it although now I need to take another class to learn how to use it! lol  I couldn't believe I got the three of them to all look at the camera and smile at the same time.

This is one of my favorites. Trey was being so sincere when he leaned against Grace and smiled.
Ty's first time to swing on a big swing. He was so excited.

The weather has been so beautiful the past couple of days so I decided to try out my new camera on the kids outside. Sadly it is supposed to be cold again tomorrow. Really..what do we expect in February. We enjoyed it while it lasted and it gave us a taste of Spring.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Looking Back 36 Year Ago Today

I tried to think about something interesting to post about on my birthday and I though about taking a look back at history 36 years ago today. Ouch did I say that out loud. 


Friday, February 23, 1973

Top News Headlines This Week:

Feb 23 - Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London

Top Songs for 1973

Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree by Dawn

Killing Me Softly with His Song by Roberta Flack Top of the World by Carpenters

My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings You're So Vain by Carly Simon

Keep On Truckin' by Eddie Kendricks Crocodile Rock by Elton John

Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight & the Pips Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce

1973 Prices US President
Richard M. Nixon

US Vice President
Gerald R. Ford

Bread: $0.27/loaf

Milk: $1.36/gal

Eggs: $1.22/doz

Car: $4,052   She's a real beauty!!! lol

Gas: $0.39/gal  We could only wish.

Academy Award Winners

Best Picture: The Sting

Directed By George Roy Hill

Best Actor:

Jack Lemmon  in Save The Tiger

Best Actress:

Glenda Jackson  in A Touch Of Class

House: $35,500   Can you imagine!!!

Stamp: $0.08/ea  

Avg Income: $13,622/yr

Min Wage: $1.60/hr

DOW Avg: 851

On TV in 1973

The Waltons

The Brady Bunch  

All in the Family

Mission: Impossible



The Carol Burnett Show

Hawaii Five-0

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Hot New Toys in 1973

The Lone Ranger Action Figure

Shrinky Dinks Perfection  One of my all time favorites.


Fisher-Price Movie Viewer

Top Books in 1973

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Friday, February 20, 2009

Flashback Friday

This week I have been in touch with several old friends. It got me thinking about my college years.  I had a lot of fun those first couple of years. I met Tom when I was 20 and settled down quickly.
My first year in college I lived in the dorms with my good friend Carrie. Man, we had so much fun together.

You have to love dorm live. Staying up to late, eating horribly, and of course all the new freedom that living on your own for the first time brings.

My friend Carrie now lives in Texas and has 4 beautiful children and married to a really wonderful guy. She like myself got her teaching degree and but both of us stay home with our children now.

Her family still lives close to where we live and I have kept up with them.
There is just nothing like being 18, living on your own and going away and being a freshman in college.
Could my hair get any bigger? LOL

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Present Day for President's Day

This year's President's Day has extra special meaning for two reasons: 

1.)  It is Trey's sixth birthday.

2.) My blog friend, Annie, has done a special mystery blog about three mom's who have been a past President of an organization.  I have been included among these three ladies in recognition of my co-founding  our local MOM'S Club.
Annie asked each of us a series of fun questions and we all answered them and sent them back to her.
Click on her link and play along. See if you can figure out which of the mystery guests is me.

I also wanted to include Trey's Birthday!
He had a wonderful party with lots of our friends and family.
Here is some video we took at his birthday party.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Have a Rockin' Valentines!!

Wow! It has been a busy day. Not only was it Valentines Day. We also celebrated Trey's 6th Birthday and had many of our friends and family over. I will post about that on Monday which is his actual birthday.

Tonight I got a wonderful present Rock Band 2!! Yes you heard me right. What not flowers, candy or jewelry??? Nope I got Rock Band 2!! Actually it was what I asked for. lol
He also got me tickets to go see Billy Joel and Elton John in March. That's pretty romantic. :)

So what did you do on your Valentines Day???
I Rocked Out with the family. I can't imagine wanting to spend it with anyone else.

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day too.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Go Team!

Grace and her friends got to cheer at a HS Basketball game  a couple of weeks ago. They did a great job and really enjoyed themselves. Our boys won the game!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed!

I just feel lost for words. I'm not sure why. Do you ever feel that way? It's not that I don't have anything going on it's just that I have been trying to juggle all the Valentine's Party's going on this week  everyone needs candy, boxes have to be decorated, who needs what for each party, homework..homework..reading.
Also trying to get ready for Trey's birthday party this weekend I am having it at my house. You know what that means. Cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning...

I really need to order his cake. He wants Chocolate with cherries. Trey wanted a Pokemon party and thank God I have already ordered everything and it has come in.
I'm not even going to get started on the fact that V-day is also Saturday and we will be spending it at home with the kids. Not that there is anything wrong with that but it would be so nice to have a night out with just the hubby.  You know what I mean. I just don't want to have to plan my own evening.  I will probably hopefully have to eat my words because he will more than likely make it a wonderful evening with the kids.

Maybe it's that my birthday is in about a week and it used to be fun turning a year older but now it just means I am getting that much older.  Wrinkles, fat, age spots!!! Yuck!

Also, my parents are in the process of moving this week and I haven't helped at all. I feel like a crappy kid! My dad has been working his tail off trying to get it ready to move in. My mom has been boxing things up and I want to go help, but I have this darn 2 year old that would get things out as fast as I could pack them. Maybe faster! lol
Some days I just feel like I am treading water and getting no where fast.  I have been doing laundry all day and still have tons to do! How does that happen??
Ok..I know... why don't I just have a pity party for myself? SNAP OUT OF IT!!
Well I don't know about you but I already feel better. Thanks for listening to me. You guys are the best~!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I've been given a new award. This is a new one. I like it for more than the obvious reason. I like it because it allows us to show how imperfect we really are.  I received this for my BFF Dawn. She has an awesome blog and is a wonderful mommy!
Here is the award.

Here are the rules:

1) Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!

2)To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!

3)Send this to FIVE other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!"

My thing would have to be When I went to the store and  Locked Ty in the car about a month ago. For those of you who have kept up with me will remember what I did. If not check out the link. Sometimes I just need to slowdown a little bit. Thank God it wasn't a hot day!!

7 Things I love about my kids.

I love the way they play together and love each other.

I love spending evenings with them watching movies or playing games. All the memories we are making.

I love reading with them. Either having Grace read to me or reading to one of the boys.

I love watching they grow up! And the wonderful little people they are.

I love that God gave them to me. I feel so thankful for each of them.

I love how they make me laugh, and how I love them more than anything in the whole world.

I love how excited they are to see their daddy when he comes home from work. They each have such a wonderful relationship with him.

Also, today I receive a wonderful award from a new blog friend of mine. Misty , she has a charming blog and wanted me to pass this one on.
The Great Attitude/Spirit of Gratitude Award

Thank you Misty for visiting my blog and seeing it as one with a great attitude and spirit. It is much appreciated. Blogs are a lot of hard work and so much of the pleasure is knowing that others are receiving a positive experience with each visit.

Here are the guidelines.....

put the logo on your blog or post.

nominate at least 5 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Now to pass it on.....

the following blogger friends are amazing people.  I totally have enjoyed reading their blogs and can see their spirit shine! They make me laugh, cry and think. They are truly deserving of this award! I would like to pass both awards on to these wonderful moms.


Opus #6





Monday, February 2, 2009

Chuck 3D

This season of new 'must-see' television brings a whole new dimension to Mondays. In a brilliant, post-superbowl, marketing twist, it is revealed that Chuck on NBC will air tonight in 3-D!

What is not commonly known, however, is that both Chuck and Sarah are secretly the alter-egos of the real-life tech and secret agents; Tom and Michelle.

Join us tonight where only using your utra-secret decoder government issued 3-D glasses will their true identity be revealed. In a rare and argueably doctored image (notice how the bodies look heavier and less busty than in real life), both Tom and Michelle step forward as the master-minds behind this true-life documentary.

Families and children equipped with these special lenses will no doubt recognize the true identity of these super sleuths. The secret is safe with us.

Please note: This episode will re-air on Tuesday evening through your local NBC affiliate. If you haven't watched Chuck, you should start NOW!

I Heart You!

I love Valentines Day! Sometimes it gets over shadowed at my house because Trey's birthday  is on the 16th. We are actually are having his party on the 14th this year. Very Romantic right!!?? lol
Today I was over at That's Baloney's she had this great quiz on her blog.  See what kind of heart you are.

Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"

A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.

Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out

Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking

What turns you off: fighting and conflict

Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love