Monday, August 23, 2010

School Days Again!

Well, it's that time again! School Days! My "little" boy is going to 6th grade!?! Where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday he was going into Kindergarten. I know people always told me time files after you have children, and boy they were right. He is 11 and almost as tall as I am! He got an awesome teacher, well 3! This year he will change classes for the first time. He also has a male teacher, for Math and Bible, another first. Tomorrow night is Parent Orientation, I haven't been for years because I have always gone to "Meet the Teacher" day, but I was working this year and couldn't, so I'm looking forward to seeing his classrooms and meeting his teachers. I pray he has a great year! I am going to enjoy having a schedule back, it was a hard summer with both Nick & I working outside the home, trying to find a place for him to go when we were @ work. Thank goodness for Grandparents and friends! I look forward to having some time to enjoy my days alone for a change too. I'll miss him, and the house is very quiet, but I have tons of things to do! Hopefully I can get some scrapping in also! Speaking of summer; it was pretty uneventful. No vacations, Nick won't have time off enough for a while. Trey had fun swimming with friends, got a few bad sunburns along the way! You know kids and sunscreen don't go together. He enjoyed a day at Schlitterbahn with one of his best friends, he loved it! He also had a birthday, kinda sucks for him to have a summer birthday. Ususally his friends are out of town and it's hard to schedule a party. We did finally manage to get one in the weekend before school started. We took a bunch of boys to Putt Putt and they had a blast! Then they all came back here for cake and ice cream and a sleepover. They are all really good kids and such a riot to be around!

We (me, Mimi & Poppy) did take a day trip with Trey and Morgan to Galveston to see all the tree sculptures, carved from oak trees that Ike destroyed. It was amazing and sad at the same time. The sculptures are beautiful, but knowing they were once huge, majestic trees that were standing just before the storm. There are many more that could be done, but we saw around 15. We took the kids on the ferry and watched the dolphins. It was 100 degrees that day, but we did it! Poppy took us for a shrimp lunch at Shrimp N Stuff. If you've never been, I recommend it! Good shrimp at a decent price, just don't ask me where it is, it is stuck in the middle of homes somewhere off of Broadway! Google it!
Until next time,

Monday, July 12, 2010

This is ridiculous!

It's been forever since my last I sound like a broken record? I'm not doing very good at being a blogger lately. Summer is here and it's never a dull moment. We don't do vacations, never have time off or the money. Maybe someday...
I have been working some, alot the past week, but back to normal 22- 25 hours a week starting this week. Somehow I have been getting Mondays off and I love it, it gives me a day to get the house clean and in order for the week. I have this weekend off and plan to scrap. I did a few layouts for the store, actually the kit examples and the new Basic Grey Oliver. The theme is trains and it was perfect for Trey's train trip with Mimi and Poppy. I need to post pics, but didn't take any before I put them in the store! I know, bad me. Hoping to get more done this weekend on Trey's train trip album and some of my girls trip to the beach. Popping out for now, check ya in a few!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm baaaack!

Well, got a new header and layout, so I'm ready to update!! Are you ready to catch up?? Last post I had worked on the Extreme Makeover Home Edition and had a blast. Seems so long ago! It just aired last Sunday. It was a blast to relive it all. Makes all the hard work and purple face worth it! I got a few texts that I was spotted in the kitchen, right where I thought I’d be. That was filmed on the reveal day and it was misting rain and miserable! We stood outside doing take after take for 3 hours in the same spot, after we had been inside warm and dry touching up paint, sweeping, mopping and filming a few spots. All in all it was a great experience!

Since then it’s been pretty much life back to normal, work and school. We have entered a new phase in our family life. Nick and I are both working out of the home. It has been a hard adjustment, just schedule wise. My schedule changes week to week, never the same days or times; I can go up to 3-4 days off in a row. Which is great, don’t get me wrong, it’s just hard to coordinate pick ups for Trey. We have always been around. Nick worked from home, I was a SAHM, so we were both able to take and pick him up from school. Now, we have to find someone to pick him up and stay with him until we get home in the evening. He is not quite old enough to stay alone, nor does he want to yet. We both work Saturdays, so that is a long day for him, although I don’t work every weekend, but Nick does. Thank goodness for our parents and friends! They have stepped up! Now summer is going to be a whole different story! We’ll get thru it, if only he’d go to Church camp, but he’s not into that yet either!

We lost Nick’s sweet Mamaw at the beginning of March, actually the day before Nick’s birthday, not a great birthday for him this year. She was an awesome lady and lived a long and happy 95 years. We miss her, but know she is dancing in Heaven, healthy and whole and we will see her again one day!

I had my annual Girl’s Crop Weekend again, this time in TEXAS, so I didn’t have to fly anywhere for the first time in a few years! It was as usual, the best time! I miss my girls and hate that I only get to see most of them once a year! It always goes by so fast, already looking forward to the next one. We’re thinking Daytona, close to Jan’s home! We had a total of 10 of us. Jan, Laurie, Jenn, Jodi, Suzanne, Bren Denise, Kelly, Lynn and Me! Jan, Laurie and Jenn came in early so we could “do Houston” as Laurie put it. We went to Discovery Green, hung out in the park, had lunch at The Grove, (YUM) and went shopping @ One Houston Center.

Let me tell you, these girls can shop!
They had been cruising Old Town Spring the day before and weren’t tired of it yet! We found a store that sold Chamilia beads and we all went crazy! Got a few new charms! We went to shop at the Pavilions, but no stores were open, it’s a new center, will be nice, but don’t know if I’ll go back, we got in trouble… seems like we always have some kind of silly drama! Did you know you can’t take pictures of anything without people in them? There were these really cool Japanese lanterns hanging in this area below us in a courtyard, so Laurie and Jenn started snapping away and a security guard(who obviously loved his job!) got in our face and said we couldn’t do that! We could be terrorists (yeah right, a bunch of women, most of them tourists) scoping out the area! HAHA! Whatever.
The weather was awesome! Especially for Laurie and Jenn, whose flight was cancelled the day before due to snow in Denver! We were all soaking up the sun. The next day we picked up Lynn, Denise and Kelly at the airport and headed to Galveston to shop some more and eat at Fisherman’s Wharf and meet Bren. It was great seeing how much has been done to The Strand and the Waterfront since Ike. There is still some visible damage, The Flagship is still messed up, some of the fishing piers and of course beach houses. We messed around for a while then drove to Surfside to meet Suzanne and get settled in the house. Jodi, Jenn, me and Laurie drew the short straw; mine the shortest of all since I got the top of the top bunk!

3 levels up! Good thing I don’t get up in the night that would have been a riot! After fun, sun and scrapping for 3 days, it was back to life, back to the grind!

Now it’s time to focus on the golf tournament again! This year is our 20th Anniversary and we’re hoping it’s going to be a big turn out! If you’re interested, check out our website!

Hope to blog again before 3 months!

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Did I mention it's COLD!?!?

yes, my cheeks are purple!!
I went to the site yesterday for Extreme Home Makeover to volunteer. It was around 36 degrees when I got there and the wind was howling! (it was 21 when we left). I was layered up though and had on my ski pants, thank goodness for those, the only thing that was really cold was my face and it was covered most of the time...the wind was brutal. We got on the bus under the Kemah bridge and got bussed over to the build. It was amazing, so much going on, so many people scurrying around, heavy equipment beeping, trucks in and out. Craziness, but such a feeling of community. When we got off the bus, the team heading out was clapping, cheering and high-fiving all of us, it got us pumped up! We got put to work immediately building a walkway from one block thru a horse pasture and to the other, stopping across from the house, or I should say at this point, the site where the house will be. It was already gone when I got there... We laid 2X4's for about 200 yards, then 8 foot plywood on top then connected them all together. My arms are sore from carrying plywood! Luckily my hubby sent me with some leather work gloves, they saved the day! It took us, about 30 of us, about 2 hours to do this. It was freezing, but when we got moving it was bearable. We were walking back to the warming tent and I was clapping my hands to keep them warm and one of the guys from the construction company in a golf cart asked if my hands were cold and gave me hand warmers to put in my gloves! How cool! It really helped for a bit. We were fed a warm dinner and had plenty of coffee and went back to work. We laid a floor in the VIP tent, more plywood, for another hour then we were done. The walk back to the bus stop was about 1/4 mile, but it seemed longer! We hooped and hollered at every truck waiting to deliver stuff, we had horns honking all down the the neighbors love this!! Actually they have all been great I hear, especially the one across the street with a huge tent in their front yard!! All in all it was great, next week should be warmer and more fun stuff to do.... hopefully I can get out there and get more pics!
Stay Warm!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's EXTREMELY cold!!

Well, it's on it's way to freezing as I type. The "arctic blast" is on its way! Sounds like a Dairy Queen treat, doesn't it?? :) Just great for this weather to be coming in here now as we have Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in town!
Ty and the gang, just rolled in this am and surprised the Beach Family that they are getting a new house, and boy do they need one! The article is there if you click on their name, it was from last year after Ike. It is just across the Kemah Bridge from me, so I hope to be out there and taking lots of pics to scrapbook! The Pep Rally was held at our church as we are a sponsor and they are doing all of the interviews there also... I might need to run up there and get something.... I think I left my bible.... hee-hee.... I'm hoping to run into Ty or Paulie...The show will air in March and this is the biggest house they will have ever built for the show! You can keep up with the progress on Blu's website! Stay warm and say a prayer for the Subs, Trades and volunteers out there working in this weather!!