My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On being a Girlie Girl

Sugars started PreK this week.

She had a great time! But it was a little surprising to find out that in that class full to the brim of dolls and animals, my Princess chose to play with gears and dinosaurs.

Well, ok, maybe it's not so surprising after all.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Well That's a Fine How do you Do!!

We signed the boys up for the new Cub Scout troop starting at our church. And were immediately handed this:

Guess we're officially Scouts now! (before the first meeting too, no less)

So, who likes popcorn??

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hello Friends

Isn't this gorgeous? I special ordered 4 of these for my and the grandmothers' Christmas gifts. It's my kids' initials on their birthstone colors. It measures 3inches by 1 inch. My friend Madam Nina makes all sorts of pendants, both of stock photos and special orders. Check her out!

This was from last Sunday's paper.

Well, I really do like my new work from home job. And considering that last night it took us 2 hours to do my 2nd grader's homework I like it even more. This job starts at 9pm every night so that I'm able to be here to do homework and help put the kids to bed before I start work. It's nice, really really nice.

But I've found it's hard to get out of the house sometimes. I work till almost 10am every morning. By the time I'm all done with work it's almost bedtime if I'm going to get up in time to do all that homework. Plus this is the first time in my life I've had a "desk" job. Which is really a sofa job, but it amounts to the same thing. Sitting. Lots and lots of Sitting.

The sad result is that I've gained back all the weight I lost last year riding the bike at the gym. I knew I'd gain some weight in the transition, but it still makes me sad.

Preschool starts on Monday. Which is when my exercise plan will go into action. I'll have some time home alone after work on Preschool days so I'm going to do my exercising then. And as of Monday I shall once again bid sweets a fond farewell. Hopefully I'll be able to reignite my weight loss.

I'll try and make it around to visit everyone soon. We're still getting settled into our new routine. Hope that all's going well with you and yours.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My New Co-workers!

My new job is going pretty well.

All except for these two co-workers. They're pretty rude actually. Always trying to steal my chair when I'm not looking. Eating my lunch and drinking my tea.

I mean really! Do you have to brush your hair while I'm trying to work? Then they leave the hair all over the place.

No sense of personal space either. I mean here I'll be sitting, trying to do my job, and one or the other of them will come get right in my face and start talking to me!

I practically have to scream to get them to leave me alone sometimes. Then they get all huffy and will completely ignore me for hours on end. Even when I need their help on a call that is stressing me out. It's like they couldn't care less.

You know, sometimes, my new co-workers can be downright CATTY!!

Monday, August 8, 2011


So I got an email with these pictures....

And it says this is outside of Amarillo, about 6 hours from here.

And I thought, wow, wonder if this is never know, right.

Turns out that a friend of mine has been there and says it and it's gift shop are wonderful!

I'm thinking come Spring Break (hopefully Amarillo will have good weather by then) when I get my 2 week vacation we're going to be making a ROAD TRIP!

As is happens, Sonshine has recently been fascinated with visiting Oklahoma (I've NO IDEA WHY!) and well, by adding about 20 min to the trip we can easily swing through the SW corner of OK on the way.......hmmmmmm......

The Groom Cross is located between Interstate 40 and old Route 66 going west out of Groom, Texas. It was built by Steve Thomas of Pampa, Texas in 1995. Mr. Thomas, disgusted with the huge billboards advertising XXX pornography locations along I-40 wanted to make a public profession of faith along the Interstate. Originally he wanted to put up his own billboard with Bible verses but could never find the appropriate verse. Instead, inspired by a cross built by a rancher in Ballinger, Texas, Mr. Thomas knew that he would build a cross. Built on private property donated by Chris Britten to avoid legal issues with the ACLU at a height of 190 feet, the Groom Cross is reported as being the biggest cross in the northern hemisphere.

Recent additions to the area around the Groom Cross include a memorial in memory of the victims of abortion and a replica of Calvary, with steps leading to the crosses, and a replica of Christ's tomb. The Stations of the Cross were just completed and feature life-sized sculptures of the events leading to Christ's crucifixion. The Groom Cross is fast becoming a roadside pilgrimage site with the number of travelers visiting the site increasing exponentially.

Monday, August 1, 2011

my forecast for this week.

Just in case you hadn't noticed, the Dallas area is experiencing a heat wave....yes, it's hot even for Texas!!

my kids are all in day camp at church this week, and my oldest, Sonshine, is in a Land of Make Believe camp where tomorrow, so he tells me, they will be planting magic beans so that he can climb the beanstalk to visit a giant. Given that the boy is Autistic and literally believes a beanstalk will sprout from his planted bean I have been trying to prevent the disappointment when no beanstalk grows. I've told him that I think it's going to be too hot for the beans to grow.

However, he's got that covered....

He sat down and had a chat with God about how he needed it to be warm, not hot, and to rain tomorrow so the magic beans they're planting will grow and he can climb the beanstalk. He assures me it's all settled and God WILL make it rain.....if he's right I may flip my lid.

I'll keep you posted......
My real, no joke forecast for tomorrow says:

Sunshine. Very hot. High 108F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Low tomorrow night is 82.

Oh, and the Movie Quote is from Hope Floats....a very cute little movie you should rent if you have the time.