Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my faithfull blog readers. I hope you and yours have a wonderfully blessed holiday season!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

christmas list

Wonder if I can put this on my christmas list?

4 days

I have 4 entire days off from work. I can't remember the last time that happened!!! What am I going to do with myself??? Jaz is off from school, Rob is off of work too. So we'll snuggle in as a family and enjoy the time together. I still have a few gifts left to make. We'll have to make some cookies tomorrow for santa. Tonight we're going to look at christmas lights and drink hot chocolate. Rest and relaxation!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Weird Walmart Experience

I just got back from walmart. It's freezing cold outside but I had to go. We're having a party tonight and I needed some last minute things. I had Jacey and Phoenix with me. Cold, windy, trying to get the kids in the car and unload groceries. A man approaches me and asks me what kind of perfume I'm wearing. I immediately thought of the perfume/ether scare on snopes but I couldn't remember if it was true or not. Anyway I told him I don't wear perfume. Then he says that your husband must wear cologne. I said no and he asked are you sure? Again I said no, closed the door to my van and he left. I've been freakin out ever since!!! I probably overreacted and called walmart and the non emergency police #. He just wigged me out for some reason. After getting home and checking out the snopes site I see that it was just a rumor but you never know nowadays. Shivers!!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

9 degrees

With a windchill of -6. That's how stinkin cold it was this morning when I took Jaz to school. I can feel the draftiness of our house and I have rolled up towels along all the door and the doors to the bedrooms and bathrooms all shut tight. Cold, cold, cold, cold!! At least it's starting to feel like christmas. :) Now if we had some snow so that it would look like christmas.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Ah yes, I've fallen into the trap. The Twilight trap. :) Other friends of mine have raved about the books for months. Me, not being the one to read much more than a magazine cover to cover, couldn't quite believe their obsession with the books. I thought they were all part of the crazy vampire undead groupies. LOL We happened to be a the bookstore pickin out some books with Jacey for her birthday (Thanks mike and amanda!) and I found myself with a twilight book in my hand. Eh, what the heck I thought. May as well see what all the fuss is about. I bought it and put it next to my bed. I didn't pick it up for several days. Then one night I did. I read chapter one. I put it down and went to bed. The next night I picked it up again and I couldn't put it down until I was done! The same thing with the next book, and the next, and finally the next book. I've read all 4 books cover to cover in under a week. I loved them! Totally loved them. When I wasn't reading I was secretly finding myself wondering what was happening with Bella and Edward and of course Jacob. I don't want to give away anything by discussing the contents of the books but I do want to share that if you are even just the tiniest bit on the fence about the series at all......Just do it! Cave like I did. I promise you will love it just like I did.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


For the most part my girls like to share. For the most part! But there are some things that I wish they wouldn't share. Jaz has shared her fifths disease with Jacey! This is one time I would have preferred her to be selfish and keep it all to herself. So now Jacey is covered with the lovely red rash and has rosy red cheeks. It only took what, 2 weeks for her to get it. So am I safe to assume that the baby will get it right before christmas????Sigh..........

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hello all

Hello all out there in bloggerland. I haven't forgotten about you. I promise! It's just been real busy and crazy around here. It's that time of the year I guess. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We enjoyed ours. :) Turkey, stuffing, praline sweet potatos, mashed potatos, cranberries, garlic cheese biscuits, cheeseball and pumpkin pie. YUMM-O! Then on friday Jaz, Jodi, and I went black friday shopping. We had a great time!!! This was Jaz's first year going and I thing she had a ball too. We hit walmart at open, then to sears, joanns, Mcdonalds for breakfast, target, jcpennys, bath and body works, hobby lobby, sisterscraps and then home before noon! Very busy, very fun, and we got all our shopping done. Now to see if I can get all the christmas presents done in time!! Yikes!!! I can't believe that it's the first of December already. I've got the christmas tree up but no lights or ornaments on it yet. That's the plan for today. To get it decorated. And the outside of the house too. We've got the lights up on the house but I still need to do the front door and porch. I really wish there were more hours in the day!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Last race of the season

Jaz had her last race of the season on saturday. She got 2nd place!!! She was so excited! The season picks back up in Feb. so she's got some time to train. She can't wait! Here are some pics of the races. Look at that air!
These kids can catch some serious air.

There's Jaz in the blue!
Jaz in the blue in second

Jaz catchin some air.
Jaz in second
through the rhythm section
Look at this air!!!! Unbelievable.
Jaz with her helmet visor down bein silly.
Ok, riders...set em up!

National anthem

Jaz was following Charles' dust all afternoon. Turns out they're in the same grade at the same school! Just in different rooms.
over the first hill

off the gate

Friday, November 21, 2008


Driving Jaz to school this morning is when I noticed it. It was 23 degrees outside and finally the trees said they've had enough! The leaves were falling like crazy! There was a slight breeze and the leaves were falling in buckets! They coated the road, the rooftops, the lawns, the sidewalks. It was pretty fun to watch the leaves falling so fast and furious. I give it an hour and all the leaves in the neighborhood will be off the trees. I wish I could have gotten it on video.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Grocery shopping at Wallyworld. BLEH! Need I say anymore??? But at least I've got all the thanksgiving shopping for next week done. :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Things that irritate me

Let see....where shall we start the list today? Oh I know! How about the ped's office that won't return my phone calls! I called them twice yesterday because I was called by the school nurse yesterday morning because Jazmin had red cheeks. Jaz appears to be fine. No fever and she feels fine. Just red cheeks. The school nurse was going to monitor her. The ped's office has a answering machine set up where everytime you call in you have to leave a message and wait for a phone call back from them. A few weeks ago when I had to reschedule Jacey's appt I called and left a message at 8 in the morning and finally got a return call at 5 that night. Well yesterday I called twice and I never did get a return call! That really peaves me! Don't get me wrong. I LOVE my dr and his nurses....but his office staff could take a flying leap for all I care. They are so mean, rude and inconciderate! And trying to move to a different dr's office is next to impossible. No one is taking new patients except newborns. Especially during cold and flu season. I might be able to get one kiddo on the wait list for someone new but I highly doubt I'd be able to get 3 kids on the wait list. When we first moved down here Jaz was only 6 months old and I think it took her 6 months to be able to be seen by the dr. I really dislike the way the dr's offices are run down here. By the time Jaz got home from school yesterday the red cheeks had turned into a rash on her chest, shoulders and back. The only thing she complained about was the itch. So we gave her some benadryl and she was good. After searching the net yesterday I'm convinced that she has fifths disease. And once the rash shows up she's no longer contageous. She had no other symptoms until the red cheeks showed up. So since she's no longer contageous, I sent her to school today with a note and strict instructions to go to the nurses office if anything changes. Sigh..... Sorry for the rambling today. I'm just really frustrated.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Visited states

These are all the states that I've visited. Wow! I lead a sheltered life. LOL... Here's hoping to one day filling in a little bit more red on the chart. :)

visited 16 states (32%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day! This is the one and only picture I've got of the veterans day parade on Saturday. That's our bike trailer that I decorated. All with the cricut! The sign says Tornado Alley BMX. The stars and the bmx rider were cut out on the cricut too. Jacey and Phoenix rode in the trailer with Daddy pulling it on his bike. Jaz rode her bike and passed out candy. I wasn't there because I had to work. :( We later heard from the parade officials that Tornado Alley won first place for their entry. They should be getting a trophy for that at a later date. Speaking of trophies..... Jaz got her first trophy on Saturday's afternoon race. 3rd place!!! Woohoo!!! She's lovin riding at the track. Her chest protector came in the mail on friday and she wore it to the race saturday. It was all nice and pretty, shiny and new.....until she took a spill and broke it in real good. The chest protector did it's job and Jaz bounced right back up and said it didn't hurt. She's such a tomboy. Couldn't even keep it girly for a day. LOL Now it's all covered up with scratches. :) She's got another race tonight (if the weather cooperates) and I'll have to take a pic of her in her gear with her trophy.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Poor Gran!!! She called me yesterday and told me of her terrible week. She fell down at work and broke her wrist. She's in a half cast right now and will get a full size one put on soon. The swelling is terrible! Grandpa Steve ended up in the hospital too! He was having some heart problems. That's more than enough craziness for one week you two!!!! You better start behaving yourself so I'll come up there!! :D In all seriousness, I hope you two heal up as good as new as quickly as possible. Love you guys!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another race

Jaz had another race last night. They have 3 races a night. She got 3rd, 3rd, and 3rd. So I guess it would be safe to say that she got 3rd. :) She fell at practice but she didn't fall during any of her races. Woohoo!! Way to go Jaz! I purchased a chest protector for her off of ebay and it should be here this week. So then the falls won't hurt as badly. Still thinkin about that bubble wrap idea though. :) Daddy even got brave and raced too. He got 4th, 4th and 4th. It's fun to watch all the Dad's race. He's pretty sore today. I'm betting he'll be even more sore tomorrow. All the kids from the track are going to be in the Veterans Day parade on Saturday. Rob is going to take the two youngest ones in the bike trailer. Jaz is going to ride her bike. I unfortunately have to work. :( I need to decorate the trailer in red, white, and blue. Hmmm, wonder if I can find any cricut cuts of BMX riders. Must look for that! And we'll get to unload the 18 million pounds of halloween candy that we have because we have to bring candy to pass out. So that will be good. I'll keep y'all updated on the trailer decorations.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

We continued with our yearly tradition of going to the mall for trick or treating. This year we had two cheetahs, complete with whiskers, ears and tails, a piglet, a BMX picture taking daddy, and........ a WASHING MACHINE!!!!!! LOL Great fun was had by all. :D

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The first ride of a new Pirate

Spontaneous. That is the word that currently describes our family. 4:30 yesterday we were told that the balloons were going up at 5:30. Nothin like a balloon launch to make the kiddos hustle! We got Phoenix up from her nap, got everyone strapped into their carseats and off we went to the launch site. It was a beautiful day! No wind at all. That rarely happens here in the panhandle. You can click on all the pics to see them larger. Rob helpin get Serenity ready.
I think he's caught "the bug"

Almost up.

Amarillo National went up too!

The crew
Amarillo National about to lift off

You can see the launch site in the distance. I love all the fall colors.

This is 34th and Bell. Hobby lobby to the left, Walgreens in the middle and Stein Mart to the right.

View from above

Nice view of the city with the fall foilage.

Bullseye! This is at the corner of 34 and almost I-40 (albertsons to the left)

I can see my shadow!

Pretty houses

Reflection over a pond

Reflection over a pond

The horses didn't like the balloon very much

The colors on these trees were just gorgous!

Gotta love Stanley Marsh

Beautiful sunset

Landing at the local golf course.

Jaz and Jacey about to go up.

Jacey holding on for dear life!

Jaz and Jacey on a tethered flight.

I love this shot from under the balloon as it's going up.

Hello down there!