Saturday, September 17, 2011

Back to Family...

So, Robert did not get the special agent position that he interviewed for. There were a total of 6 people who applied and interviewed, including him. 4 other agents from his office and one agent from the Vicksburg office. One of the other agents from his office, Carrie, got the position. Congrats to Carrie!

Robert was a little disappointed, but is looking on the bright side. Although he did not get the position (which would have meant day shift), he is still going to try to go back to days. Probably in the next several weeks!

May not sound like much to some people, but to our family we believe it will make all the difference in the world! You see, my hubby has been on weekend nights (Th-Su 6p to 4a) since Robbie was a little less than a year old. So going on 4 years now!!! His mother has agreed to help us out, and until Evan gets a spot in Head Start, she'll watch Evan for us during the day and Robbie will get off the bus at her house in the afternoons. It really IS time for us to be a family, 7 NIGHTS A WEEK!

I am looking forward to dinner as a family, where Robert is no longer rushing to get out the door. And, with him being on M-Th, we'll have weekends together (except when I have to work) and won't have to cut short a visit or turn down a party or outing just b/c he has to get ready for work. :o)

I may complain about him a lot more than I should. But I love my husband and APPRECIATE the sacrifice he has made for our family. My children have never attended day care of any kind. And they are just fine! Robbie started Head Start last year at GES and LOVED it! He has also transitioned seamlessly to his new classroom at D'Iberville (Gilbert Mason Center) this year. We are hoping that Evan gets a spot soon as well.

I am forever grateful for my hubby and my babies. I love them with all my heart!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Just a short post to say that I will always hold to my belief that e.v.e.r.y. thing happens for a reason. We may not ever know those reasons, at least not until we see our Jesus face to face. But they are still reasons nonetheless...

My heart is heavy for the family and friends who lost such a bright light on Friday. I did not know him, but I pray that all who have been affected by the loss of Latrell Dunbar are granted a peace that passes all understanding...

At the same time, my heart is glad for a different reason. Just when I had resigned myself to giving up on ever finding a friend I haven't talked to in YEARS, VOILA! Facebook to the rescue... I stumbled across a post where my best friend was now "friends" with this person. And so I am happy to be reconnecting and catching up with a friend who knew me over half my lifetime ago.... :o)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sticking to it (or not...)

If I had all the answers I'd be a multi-millionaire.....

I can openly admit (although on occasion I try to deny it) that I am morbidly obese. No big secret, right? People can tell by looking at me that I am not, never have been, and most likely never will be supermodel material...

I don't need to be a supermodel. But I do need to get healthy so that I can be around to be mama to my babies for as long as God has designed for me to be. I have a severe problem with sticking to a plan. I've got to get over that and get on with the business of making my health a priority.

I am open to any ideas/tips anyone is willing to share. Thanks in advance. :o) One thing I hope to do is to chronicle my progress on here. I know about where I am weight-wise, but need to get on an accurate scale and mark my number. I know I need to lose a whole person. But I also know that by losing that person, I will more than likely find myself. :o) Wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


With MYSELF!!!

This morning I woke up around 4:15a and had the beginnings of a headache. So, I took a couple of Tylenol, laid back down, and decided NOT to go work out. A few minutes passed. I was STILL awake b/c I could hear my neighbors moving around upstairs. I figured I wasn't going to ever actually go back to sleep. So, I got up, got ready, and hit the door....

30 minutes on the elliptical. Yay! Not too shabby for someone who wasn't originally gonna' work out at all this morning. :o)

I must admit that last week I only went 3 times. This week I hope to do better. Wish me luck!


Thursday, February 3, 2011


We FINALLY have some GREAT news!!! Someone came to look at the house this past Saturday. On Sunday, our realtor called to let us know that we had an OFFER. On Monday, he called us again to let us know that we are now UNDER CONTRACT!!! Hopefully things will continue to go well and we should close by the end of February. :o)

Trying to pack up our entire life and family and getting rid of stuff we no longer or never used is a BIG job! It's not like we're moving 1,000 plus miles away or anything. But we ARE downsizing from a 3 bedroom 1,647 sq ft house to a 2 bedroom 1,280 sq ft apartment. Wish us luck and say LOTS of prayers b/c we're gonna' need them!

We are looking forward to a fresh start and hopefully a more relaxed, less stressed family life. Notice I didn't say zero stress, but I am hoping that we will have more time for each other and more time to do fun stuff with the boys. One plus of moving to our new place is the POOL!!! Can't wait to take the boys swimming this summer. :o)

2010 was not a great year for us. We are hoping that 2011 will be MUCH better! And if there are any volunteers out there that would like to help us move, just let me know! ;o) We would be happy to return the favor in the future if any of you make a move.

Happy Weekend, Y'all!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Don't Wanna

I don't wanna' rush things and it will be here soon enough.....

But once the Thanksgiving festivities are over, IT'S ON!!! :o)

So looking forward to the Christmas (Yes, I said "Christmas", NOT "Holiday") season!!! Christmastime was one of my mama's favorite times of year. And she was NOT a last minute shopper, that's for sure. She would actually pick up things here and there throughout the entire YEAR, so that well before Christmas, her shopping was done. This was never more evident than the year she passed away. I can remember walking into our house that Saturday morning at 5am, after a 5 hour road trip from Oxford.... Amidst all the family, friends, and tears, were all of our Christmas gifts, wrapped and tagged. That was just the way my mama was.... Always putting others ahead of herself. Gosh, I miss her terribly, and can NOT believe that December 8th will be 15 years. But she loved this time of year and so do I. :o)

So, like I said, once the Thanksgiving festivities are over, IT'S ON!!! :o)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Random Stuff

Hard for me to believe that it's OCTOBER already! Of course, we're always busy with work and taking care of the boys. But we've got some other things going on this month too.... :o)

My sister's friend gave Ginny and I her tickets to the Rick Springfield concert at the Hard Rock last weekend. We had a great time! It was nice to have a girls' night for a change.

Later on this month, I am hosting a Scentsy party at our house. Looking forward to some more time with friends and selecting a few Christmas gifts while I'm at it.

Finally at the end of this month, we are going to a 1st birthday party for the son of a former student of mine. I am told it will be a costume party and that there will be hay rides and tons of fun for the kids, plus trick or treating in the neighborhood.... :o)

November brings my sister's (Ginny) birthday, Thanksgiving, and then my birthday at the end of the month. November 30th... Two reasons to celebrate that day! My birthday AND the end of hurricane season!

Now I'm not a big fan of the stores putting out Christmas stuff before Halloween.... But once Thanksgiving is over, bring on the SHOPPING and the holiday cheer!!!! :o) I am a member of our hospital system credit union, so I do the Christmas Club where I have them take a certain amount of money out of my check every pay period. The money adds up, then we get it out at the end of October. Even with all the crazy stuff we've had happen to us, I SOOO look forward to Christmas shopping now because I know I can enjoy it and won't have any holiday credit card debt to worry about after the first of the year!

Rounding out the end of this year and beginning the next.... Robbie will turn 4, yes four!! on December 31st... Time has really flown by.... We'll probably be having his party the weekend of Jan 8th... We're thinking about a bowling party this year. Hopefully he'll love it!!!

If anyone is actually reading this, what holiday traditions/plans do y'all have? Would love to hear them.... :o)