Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The hours of my day

I ran across this on another blog and "borrowed" it. This person thought her day was really boring but she hadn't read about mine. So here goes and when I'm finished, I will tag someone to tell us about their day.

9:00 a.m. I climbed out of bed. Groggy but awake. I hate mornings!! "YAWN"

10:00 a.m. Made breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen. Emptied the dishwasher and refilled. That means there were dirty dishes all night if any one was wondering.

11:00 a.m. Got dressed and made beds. Got the girls ready to go to town. Made a stop at the neighbors for Patricia to apologize to the mommy for being rude and disrespectful. WHEW!! What my child gets herself into....makes me dizzy.

12:00 p.m. Stopped at the Post Office, the potential job offer, and Applebee's for lunch.

1:00 p.m. Went to Lowe's to get the paint and on to Wal-Mart for house hold supplies. Ended up spending way too much money.

2:00 p.m. Still at Wal-Mart

3:00 p.m. Stopped back in at the potential job site to turn in a resume. They liked what they saw. Interview tomorrow afternoon. WHOOT, WHOOT!! Took the truck through this really cool carwash. You tell the machine what you want done and then drive to the spot, turn off the car and sit and watch. The girls think it's cool. I do to cuz I don't have to do any work...heeheehee.

4:00 p.m. Home Sweet Home...groceries are unloaded and the perishable's put away. Typing this blog. Yelling at Patricia for trying to pick Katie up out of the crib. Fed Patricia some macaroni...really healthy stuff. Katie needs a nap but she's wide awake.

5:00 p.m. Time to feed Katie. Some kind of Turkey with rice and veggies. She liked it. Put both girls in the bathtub and told them they could not play. Church tonight.

6:00 p.m. Started dressing for church. Patricia loves to go on Wednesday night because they have what is called Tool Box for the younger children. Kind of like Jr. Church which most churches do on Sunday morning. We do that here too. One thing about our church, you could never say there wasn't anything for your age group. They have more than enough to satisfy everyone.

7:00 p.m. Prayer meeting and Tool Box. We started with several uplifting chorus's and then Pastor spoke on Defining your Faith and what you believe. He did a wonderful job and really got the congregation to thinking. At least I had food for thought.

8:00 p.m. Picked up Patricia from Tool Box and headed home. Mom had taken Katie home earlier cuz she was being a little pistol in church. Came home and had some snacks before bedtime.

9:00 p.m. Katie in bed. Patricia had a little computer time and then she went to bed. It's always nice to have some peace and quiet before going to bed. Patricia soon to follow at 9:30.

10:00 p.m. Here's where I will stop for the day. I am finishing this blog and then on to a movie I picked up for $5.00 today at Wal-Mart.

Good night all.

Oh yes. I tag Jen S., Mary H., Gwen T., Eileen G., Leora (sorry I can't remember your last name), Becky, and Windi. Good luck and thanks for playing along.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

A song in the night

For as long as I can remember, I have been singing...solo's,duet's,trio's and any other way you can sing. I love to sing! I usually have a song of some kind on my mind and usually it is coming out of my mouth. If I'm not singing, I'm whistling. I just love music.

I was about three years old when my Mother stood me on a folding chair behind the church pulpit and I sang with her. We sang "Fill My Cup Lord." To this day I love that song. From then on it was on to more and more singing. Mom taught me to harmonize when I was around six. She would sit in the living room arm chair and I would perch on the arm and we would sing and practice until I could get the harmony right. One thing that helped me and still does is I can hear the music so well.

My mother married a man who had five children and he became my step-father. We all began to sing together in the 70's. My step-sister Darla would play the piano and I would play the guitar and we would sing. We had pretty good harmony too.

From there I went on to many solo's and then formed a trio with one of my sisters and the pastor's daughter. We sang almost every weekend somewhere. People really liked us. We sang mostly Southern Gospel. I remember one revival that the preacher was so well liked that it went on for almost a month. Every night. We sang our hearts out. I so enjoyed it.

Upon graduation, we broke up the group and I came to Hobe Sound Bible College. I didn't do anything with my talent for two years and then I joined the choir. We sang everywhere around the college as well as at the church and special competitions. Every spring we went on choir tour. That was so much fun. Sixty people on the bus and we would practice as we drove. The first year we traveled out West. The second year we traveled the East Coast. I had the privilege of singing a solo on one of the songs during my second year in choir. I will never forget. We did "I'd Rather Have Jesus." It brought the house "down" every time we sang that song. Such wonderful memories.

After college, I went home and started working in our church. My mother and I with another sister formed a trio and we sang on and off. Mom and I traveled to Bucyrus Ohio and sang for a weekend revival. I was invited by a large Baptist church to sing and I was the only singer scheduled. I had to come up with a repetoir (sp) of about ten songs to fill the evening. They must have liked me because they invited me back time and time again. They were known for having some really big groups in and so I felt a little intimidated by that, but I went anyways.

When Tom and I were married I started singing in his church. They are a very small church and so any music with a tune and instruments to go along with it was an accomplishment for them. Tom and I sang together some but mostly I sang by myself.

Now that we are here and our church is so big, I hardly ever sing. I have sang in the Sanctuary Choir and I did sing for two years in the Singing Tree. I enjoyed doing the Tree a lot. Because of being pregnant for Katie I skipped this year. I hope to sing in the Tree again next Christmas.

Today as I was preparing supper I thought about all the times I have sang. I had one song going through my head and I wanted to share some of the words with you. Sometimes a song can say the right words to help us if we are going through a battle, maybe a loved one has died, or we are just really down in the dumps and feel like God is so far away.

Well friends, I'm here to tell you that He isn't. He promised to be right here with us no matter what the circumstances may be. He promised to lift us up when we fall, and to be our "strong tower" when the storm comes pressing in. He WILL be there for you and me always!! WE CAN COUNT ON JESUS!!

Here's the song that I was thinking of today...

Too Much To Gain To Lose

To many miles behind me

Too many trials are through

Too many tears help me to remember

That there's too much to gain to lose.
Too many sunsets lie behind the mountain
Too many rivers my feet have walked through
Too many treasures are waiting over yonder
And there's too much to gain to lose
I've crossed the hot burning desert
Struggling the right road to choose
Somewhere up ahead there's cool clear water
And defeat is one word I don't use.
I'm so glad that when we feel defeated or used up that God is there to pick us up and remind us that we've come a long way and we can't give up but just keep trusting in Him. Praise the Lord for His love and grace to me.
I'm so thankful that my Mother taught me how to sing and that if I will serve Jesus He will take care of me and be my very best friend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Let's try something different...maybe not!!

Patricia has always been a very precocious child. You never know what she will come up with next. Things definitely are not boring around our house. She can think up some of the craziest things to pouring powder all over her head and face. She enjoys the mess and then preens in front of the mirror talking to her imaginary friends

"Do you think my hair looks nice today?"
"Sure it does."
"I love the powder look. So refreshing. Is it baby fresh powder?"
"Oh yes. And it smells so good. You should try it sometime and we'll go to the park and play."

I hear conversations like this daily with her little imaginary friends.

The one thing that we are working on is night time pull-ups. Patricia was a late potty trainer. She was 3 and a half before I was able to get her fully trained in the day time. We are still working on the night time. She is doing better and she will have a dry pull-up on the next morning if she doesn't drink a lot before bed. I try so hard to not let her drink after six, but if she is thirsty I have a hard time telling her no. I do try to make sure that it is water and not juice or milk before bed time.

Tonight she was in the living room and I told her it was time to get her pull-up on because Chasity (my niece) was here and she was rocking Patricia who was slowly drifting off into dreamland. I got her pull-up out for her to put on and she decided to wear it a couple different ways than the normal way. I grabbed my camera so I could show you how funny she is.

Ladies I present to you the new look for 2008...The new spring look we've all been waiting on.

And for the other end, a flashy outer garment to cover all of the patches or holes that may line the jeans in the rear of you anatomy. Very soft and cushiony if you should accidentally land with a thud.

And for the front, a lovely picture of some royal people from Orlando... :):) After all we all want that claim to fame and knowing royalty...right??

Well, thank you for stopping by. I trust that you will be able to keep up with the fashions for 2008...

Friday, January 18, 2008

Kindergarten...Here we come!!

I went to the academy today to get the registration package we need to get Patricia enrolled in school. I was so excited to be getting ready for this big change in her life. I know that she is going to love school. And being an only child for most of her life (all of 4 years) the added benefit of being with numerous children for 8 hours a day will be such a blessing. Even with Katie here Tricia gets so bored. She wants to go find the other children and when they are not home or allowed to play, she comes home so sad. So, I really believe that school will be a great benefit to her.

In the meantime, we have been doing some art work together. She loves to paint, draw, build or what ever I can find for her to do. I thought I would post some of the work she has done this past year. I think that she is very talented and I'm looking forward to what she will be able to accomplish once she is in school with a "real" art teacher.

These were done in Ohio. I had gotten her a little book on horses (since that is the greatest love of her life right now) and each horse was numbered. Then if you turned to the back page of the book, you could see what the name of that horse was. So I helped her and we placed the stickers where she wanted them and I wrote the name of the horse beside of it. We are going to frame this and the next picture to hang in her room once we get her moved. We are switching rooms with the girls because our room is bigger and they will have more room to play. Tricia would like it decorated with horses. Since Katie is too small to make a decision about the room we decided to decorate for Tricia. Hopefully we'll be in a bigger house by the time Katie has a choice.

This was our first scrapbooking attempt. I had picked up the material at the Dollar Tree for practically nothing and when Tricia saw it she really liked it. I found some baby pictures for her to use and we created this picture. It hangs on the wall above her bed.
This door hanger we did the other night. Katie found it and picked all of the paint dots off of the center. We will have to add those back on soon.

This was our fist attempt at making molds. The moon turned out ok and the star was ok too until Tricia dropped it. Sadly one of the corners broke off. The heart is her handprint and we didn't do too well with it. You were supposed to put you hand in it after it had set a while and the hand print was supposed to bubble out on the back so you could turn it over and see the shape of her hand. It didn't do what it was supposed too. Nonetheless we painted it any way.

This set we found already molded. She had so much fun painting them. At first I wasn't too sure how they would turn out, but once they dried they were really pretty.

Tricia did this craft while in Pre School last year. I really liked it and so I hung it in my dining room under a shelf. I have had several comments onthis particular craft. I love it.

These are some random sticker pictures we did one day last summer. She did all but one and I think the one I did is the top left one. Anyway, she did a good job placing each sticker where she wanted it. Children have to tone their fine motor skills and this kind of craft helps them to control their finger muscles.

I just threw this one in. Tom picked this set of Squeeze n Brush paints while in NASA last week. We haven't had a chance to try them but when we do I'll be sure to post the pictures for you to see.

I went to Wal-Mart and bought several school books for Pre-K and we worked on them for quite a long time. I would pick the pages that I wanted Tricia to work on, give her the instructions on what to do and then I would wait to see how she did. I was pretty impressed. She did very well once she learned how to do the work. We have to get busy on the books again so she can get ready for kindergarten.

Well, hope you enjoyed the pictures. I must get off here and get ready for bed. Good night all.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A sad,sad day!!

It's always hard to change from what you know as familiar and comfortable to the unknown. Today I had to make a major decision that I just did not want to make. My job has been going down hill for quite sometime. The construction world is rock bottom right now. People are scared to build because of the economy and I'm sure that this being an election year has a lot to do with it.

Today I turned in my resignation affective for January 25th. I just cannot get enough hours to make the trip or the cost of a babysitter worth while. I went for seven weeks before Christmas with out a paycheck because I was only getting 2-3 hours 2 days a week. I told my boss just to wait until the week of our trip to Ohio and give me a check for all of the hours. I think that check was for a whole 25 hrs. There just is not enough work to keep me busy for the boss to afford to pay me.

So today I decided to call it quits and try to pursue work elsewhere. The sad part is that my boss will be really mad. He feels like he paid too much money out to train me and bought a new computer, sent me to QuickBook training and paid for me to be a Notary. But I tried to tell him that is all part of the job. If you hire someone you pay money to hire them. There is always cost involved. There is nothing I can do about it. I can't stay in a stagnant pond.

Anyway, I am currently unemployed, or I will be on the 25th. I do have one resume out for another office job and I know that they are calling my references. So there may be an opportunity for me to be back in the working field soon. I don't want to work full time but I would like at least 25 hrs a week. I don't want to leave the girls for an 8-5 or something like that. This job that I have applied for would be part time. Maybe I will get it. We'll see.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Constitution Park

I promised the girls I would take them to the park for lunch and to play. Patricia was so excited about going, but Katie didn't even realize what was happening. We have a park South of us called Constitution Park. It's a very well kept facility. Today when we were there you could smell bleach. I'm not sure but I wondered if they don't clean all of the equipment with it to sanitize it. And then again it could be the chlorine in the water.
Any way we had a nice lunch and play time. I won't bore you with details. So here are some pictures of the girls and the park.

This picture is of the kiddie side.

This is the big kids side. This side is much bigger than the kiddie side.
If I were 4 yrs old, I would have to think long and hard about this slide. Patricia will not go down it. It is really long!

This one is almost arrow straight. Not my favorite either.
The swing is the place you will most generally find Patricia. She will swing for hours if you let her.

Patricia forgot the correct way to swing. She was having fun.

More of the big kids side.

This is the kiddie side. Much more my speed... I don't think I would fall off of this

Patricia cannot resist a swing...even if it is way too small. You should have seen us putting her in and getting her out. It was quite the show!! :):)

Katie of course had to have her turn. She would lay her head back and open her mouth really wide and cackle laughing. She absolutely loved the swing.

Around the park is a paved sidewalk that is for walking. The sign at the entrance says that to walk 4 times around is a to walk a mile. So Katie and I walked. We really enjoyed the cool breezes (hence the jacket) and the sun was just warm enough so you didn't get to hot.

This is Katie's new buggie she got for her birthday. Her Aunt had given her money and we put a little with it and bought this buggy for her. She seems to like it.

I guess I should go. It's getting late and I'm really having trouble staying awake.
Good night and sweet dreams.

Tuesday Ten

Ok. Here goes. Let's see if I can think of ten things to talk about today. HHHmmmmmmmmm :):)

1. We got up to a very cool morning. My mom said her temperature gage showed 64. To some of you that probably would be a warm front. We are so thankful for some cooler weather. I turned on the heat this morning because the floors are cool and I didn't want the girls to get cold.

2. Patricia wanted pancakes for breakfast and Katie will pretty much eat what ever is placed in front of her. So I made pancakes for the girls and boiled eggs for me. This diet I'm on calls for one boiled egg, but my sugar drops if I don't get enough to sustain it. I had two boiled eggs with one piece of toast.

3. While I was cooking the pancakes I decided to "kill two birds with one stone" and so I put the eggs on the back burner. My mom called and while I was on the phone with her the back burner caught on fire. I was almost in a panic. I bet the flames were 4-5 inches tall. I finally said to mom that I had to go and I grabbed the dish rag and began to beat the burner. When I got the flames beat down some I started blowing and finally got the flames out. Much to my dismay the bottom of my pan is black. I'll have to work hard to clean that off.

4. Katie was up at 8:10 this morning which is unusual for her. She usually sleeps until 9:00 or later. When she wakes up the whole house wakes up too. She yells and talks so loud that it's almost a scream. She is so funny. Patricia woke up about the same time and so my sleep time was over too. I like to sleep in as long as I can if the girls will let me. Once their awake you have to be up and on your "toes."

5. I promised Patricia a trip to Constitution Park today. We are going to go through McDonald's for lunch and then eat and play at the park. This park is really nice. It's shaded well and has a small park for the little ones and a bigger play area for the older kids. They also have a path that is paved all the way around and I think four trips around is a mile. I take advantage of that when I go. There is a basketball court, volleyball court, and skate boarding. It's pretty nice.

6. I called Tom last night and he said that the job was going well. They are in the process of bidding on another part of NASA and if they get it there will be work for a few more weeks there. That means Tom will be gone more but the money is good. I'm trying not to complain being here with the girls all week by myself because I know that he misses the girls and would rather be here than on the road. Sometimes duty know what I mean.

7. My niece and nephew received a Nintendo DS for Christmas. They are really cool! Patricia was so thrilled when she saw Johns and wanted to play it. Tom is now wanting to get her one for her birthday. I told him I thought she was a little young for it. I had never heard of them until I started reading about them on some of my friends blogs. I still didn't know what they were until Jonathan showed me his. Maybe when Patricia gets a little older. I just don't think she is mature enough yet for one.

8. Before Christmas Tom and I watched "The Christmas Shoe." We *sniff, sniff* cried! It was such a sad movie. Last night I watched the sequel. It was equally sad in parts but turned out to be a very good movie. There is a little bit of the "D" word in it. Our VCR will block out any unwanted words. Makes it a little easier to watch certain movies.

9. My husband hooked up his PlayStation 2 last weekend before leaving. My nephew had a game he wanted to play and Tom is a "sucker" for games. So he hooked it up and Patricia is having a blast playing "Pack man." She can only get about 2 minutes into the game before she dies and then she has to start over again. I told her she would just have to keep on trying. I don't have time to stand beside her and get her through all of the rough spots. She gets so upset with me for not helping her more. When things get to that point I make her put it away. I do help her if I have the time.

10. AAAhhhhh!! I made it to ten. Now what to talk about.....HHHmmmmm.....My fingers are drumming the table....Ok. I know. I'm going to try to wash my windows today. I will have to wait until Katie is down for her nap and then I will try to do this "horrible most disgusting job." You have no idea how much I dread this. I'm not a big "outdoorsy" kind of person. I'm fine cleaning inside, but I hate to go outside to clean. On the other hand, Tom and Patricia would live outside if they could. *wonder if Tricia would clean the windows for me* I better not try that. You know they have all these "labor laws" for kids....Let's not go there. That ranks right up there with "DO NOT SPANK YOUR CHILD, YOU WILL DAMAGE THEIR PERSONALITIES" crap. Ok. I better go.

Thanks for stopping by. God bless. See ya.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Another week is past and the weekend is gone. My usual mess followed today and so I had to straighten up everywhere. The floors were covered in toys and potato chips. The kitchen was a disaster from company and pizza last night. Monday's are always crazy.

I went to the office today and got wrapped up in some personal things and didn't get a thing done. I have to go back Wed and Thurs for a few hours. We still have not picked up any jobs to speak of so I am passing out my resume to other companies. We'll see what happens.

Tom is gone for another week. He is at NASA for the next three weeks. They are blasting paint off of a hallway that is about 600 ft. long and 35 ft wide. There was a worry about lead in the paint so the guys look like aliens right now trying not to breath in the particles. They should have the test results in this week to tell them whether or not they have to worry about poisoning. Tom seems to be enjoying his work up there. We sure miss him here.

I went this evening to clean off the carport and the temp has dropped enough that I had to go back in for a sweater. Thank God for the cooler weather. I will have to close up the windows tonight or the girls will get too cold.

The coons found my trash cans. AGAIN!! We have an over abundant supply of the critters. I can't stand to clean the mess up because they have had the garbage in their mouths. I make sure to wash my hands really good after the job is done. My nephew came over with Papa's truck and took all of the garbage to the dumpster. We don't have trash pick up here and ever thing goes into dumpsters at different stations on campus. I figured if I empty the cans and then just haul over my trash ever day, I won't have to clean up after the coons.

Well, I must get off of here and see about some supper. Chicken and broccoli for supper. I lost three pounds last week and I'm trying for three more this week. I have found that fish and chicken are better for you than any other meat. Add some steamed veggies and a baked potato and you have a very healthy and low fat meal. I'm really having a hard time sticking to this diet. The three pounds was encouraging.

Take care all of my blogging friends. God bless. Thanks for stopping by. Good night.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My little chef

I awoke to a beautiful day with the sun shining and birds singing. And kids screaming at 8:30 a.m. !! I could have screamed myself!! I mean, come on, whose kids are out of bed and screaming at the top of their lungs that early in the morning. Especially a Saturday morning when I wanted to sleep. Maybe I just woke up a little grumpy.....gasp!!

Anyhow, I decided that I wanted some biscuits for breakfast. Now I used to make them all the time until I found out that Pillsbury makes some frozen biscuits that are almost as good as mine. So I quit making them and started buying them. But, alas, this morning Pillsbury was not in my freezer so I made some.

I have some rules before I allow anyone to cook in my kitchen.

1. You wash your hands.
2. Your hair must be on your head or at least pulled back from your face. If you have long hair that is. Nothing is more gross than eating a meal and finding hair in your food.

Now you know that when there is a 4 yr old in the house and you are getting into something messy, you have to have help. Patricia loves to help me in the kitchen and usually if it's going to be a lot of stove work, I won't let her. I'm so scared she will get burned. But, this morning it was biscuits. She had a blast. I mixed all the ingredients together and then I let her stir it. She stirred until her little hands were worn out and then I took over. Once they were all mixed up, I let her roll them out and cut them out.

Here are a few pictures of our morning.

Patricia was really getting into shaping the dough to roll it out with the rolling pin.

She had a lot of fun with the little biscuit cutters from Grandma Shirley. We don't use them a lot and she wanted to use all three. We had cute tiny biscuits and big ones too.

We are getting there.
Finally a full dish. Next they go in the oven to be baked. Yummy!!

All done and they turned out so nice. They were light and fluffy and just the right size.

The end results. They were wonderful with Mommy's eggs and bacon. Bonn appetite!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Too cute not to share :):)

The weather here has been beautiful. We have been able to open our windows for several days now. Our front door is mostly window. The narrow rows of glass that open out. I had them open when this picture was taken. Katie had crawled over to the door and stood up to ooohhh and aaahhh to whatever she could see. I had to snap this picture of her with Patricia helping her see all of God's beauty just outside the door. I thought I would share the picture with you.

Monday, January 7, 2008

The end of 2007 plus more...

Well, we have come to the end of another year and started into a brand new one. I'm a little slow getting around to mentioning this new year because I just returned home from Ohio on Thursday evening. So I thought I would just highlight some of the events that took place in my life during the last year.

1.Katie Lynn came to us on December 26th of 2006 and so January of last year was a very busy time for us. We had so many visitors and well wishers. It was so nice. The meals that our church family provided were awesome and soooo needed. We truly appreciate each one who helped us during this time.

2.January was also very nice. We worked hard on the house. We put down our wood floor in place of the carpet. We have really enjoyed our new floor. The room looks much bigger. It does take a little extra time to clean, but it is well worth it.

3.February Patricia turned four years old. She was so excited to have a birthday. She also had a major step in her life...Preschool. She really enjoyed going once she got past the shyness and learned to make friends. I still say it was the best thing in the world for her. Also in February we had our annual Seabreeze Camp meeting. There are hundreds of people who show up for this special time of year. I for one was so encouraged by the messages I heard. We will be starting again the 7th of February this year and I'm so looking forward to the services. If your are in the area come and join us.

4.Tom received a promotion to Fore Man on the Surface Prep Crew. He loves the work but hates the hours away from home. He is working day turn and so that helps. He can call and talk to Patricia and me when he wants to.

5.My job kind of fizzled out. Construction has been going down hill for some time, and it reached us as well. At the end of the year I was only working 4-6 hours a week. There really was no need to work more. The jobs just weren't coming in. Now that the new year is here maybe it will change.

6.My sister Brenda came to live with my mom and was my babysitter for several months this past summer. My girls just loved her. She took good care of them. She went back to Ohio to live and we've missed her a lot. I'm so thankful she was able to spend time with the girls as they are growing so much.

7.We finally moved Katie into Patricia's room. This was a big step for me as she had been in our room for most of last year. We moved her in the Fall and she has done really well. They love to play together. Katie laughs all the time. She is so much fun. She loves for Patricia to carry her around. I run after them because unlike Katie I don't feel as comfortable with this as she does.

8.Katie has four teeth now. She got her teeth in November about three weeks apart. She can bite really hard. You have to be on your toes with that child. She still does not walk. I thought she would surely walk while we were in Ohio, but it didn't happen. She will make that accomplishment in the new year.

9.Tom and I celebrated our 6th anniversary in April. Tom turned 31 this last year and I turned 40. WOW!! It seems like only yesterday that I was graduating from high school and going to college. Time has surely flown.

10.I had a bad kidney infection last year. I was so sick for several days. The doctor said I could have lost my kidney on the right side. I didn't mean for it to go so long, I just thought it would go away. Any way, my family stepped right in and helped me out. Thanks to them!!

11.We went to a couple of places last year...Lion Country Safari, The WPB Zoo, The Jupiter Wild Life Sanctuary, several parks, the Aquarium and a few other places. We had so much fun this past summer seeing all of the new places. Patricia got to feed a Giraffe while at the Lion Country Safari. She thought that was neat.

12.Well I made it to number 12. I didn't think I would. So I will dedicate this one to the New Year...I have only one New Years Resolution. I want to be a better Mom, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Lover, and most of all, a better Christian and witness for Jesus. I don't want to take one little show of kindness for granted. I want to love my family more this year and learn to treat them better than I did last year. (not that I wasn't good to them last year, but there is always room for improvement)

I guess that about wraps it up. That's more than I've ever written I

Oh, yes...I intend to wash my windows!!