Wednesday, February 24, 2010


i too need help...i want my blogs to post from most recent to older ones...i'm sure it is a simple fix but i can't seem to figure it out...please help

Monday, February 22, 2010


this happened a couple of years ago but it comes up quite often in our family, especially when one of the kids asks "what's for dinner" David and Bryce (Stephanie's husband) were helping Tiffany move....they had Nevaeh(Tiffany's oldest)with them in the truck and she was complaining that she was hungry what was for lunch. David or Bryce, not sure which one, told her mustard and terd which she replied "Nah, I don't like mustard!" too say the craziest stuff.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


We have lived in our lake house for 3 years now. Every late winter/spring, the wood ducks come in. Before we added dirt behind our wall we used to have 3 wood duck boxes (wooden boxes out in the water) now we only have one. But every year, they come in and have their babies and then leave. The sweetest thing has happened every year. In the mornings, the male wood duck will come out of the box and plop into the water. In a few minutes (it could be five or longer) out comes the female. What amazes me so though is that he waits. For the entire time she is doing whatever it is a wood duck needs to do to get ready for the day...he waits. He never strays more than 5 feet from the box. It's almost like he comes out, makes sure its safe for her and then signals for her to come out as well. Amazing.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lip Gloss

Funny story...Monday we were coming to school, normal day, riding listening to music. Out of no where, Keldyn says "Hey guys (me & Bryson) does it look like I have on lip gloss?" We both turn and look and Keldyn's lips are red, bright red. Apparently he found some tinted chapstick and had applied it to his lips...and YES it looked like he had on lip stick. I was cracking up, so hard that I was crying!!!He kills me! Needless to say, he quickly wiped it off and swore to NEVER wear that kind again!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I am probably announcing something that most of you already know...I AM GUARDED. I do not like to let people in. I think I have a fear of being hurt or a fear of if people know the real me they won't like me. It's silly I know but it's the truth. I don't like when I get hurt or am disappointed in people. It kind of ties back into the disappointment thing I talked about last week. So how do you fix this. I don't make friends easily; I don't have a lot of friends and I think it's a self-protection thing. I'm not going to hurt me...I'm not going to move off or abandon myself; I'm not going to say hurtful things to myself. I don't like to show emotions (I have them...just don't like to show them) Could it tie back to me being a tomboy and feeling more like a guy growing up (into sports, not into girly things, etc) I cried when I started getting boobies and specifically remember saying to my mom "I DON'T WANT TO BE A GIRL!" Apparently it worked bc I still don't have any :) HEHEHE Why do I have such a problem with this....I'm working on it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow Days!!!

The one of the pier and the snow is too good. David and the boys were making one snowman. David made Rielyn her own. And the other is out of Mark and Marla's back yard, looking down the creek.

This was the night before, waiting for snow. And the other is the BIG breakfast we had before going out!

Snow man #1

The boys could not help themselves to wrestling in the snow!

You'll notice Rileyn is crying...her hands were FREEZING!

Yes, I am a little late but Rielyn's prayers were answered - we got to make snow angels! We actually made our whole family of snow angels but the picture didn't turn out. I woke up Friday at 6 bc we had already been told a late start. I looked outside and there it was!!!It was beautiful...I saw on the news that area schools were closed so I was hoping! David came out of the bedroom at around 7:15 and said "No School!" Within minutes the kids were up and super pumped. David wanted to wait until 10 or so to go outside but WE just couldn't wait that long. I made a big breakfast (egg,bacon and cheese biscuits) so we would be good and full before our morning of being outside. We made snow men, snow angels and even hooked up the tube (for the water) to the back of the 4-wheeler and took the kids for a spin! We walked the neighborhood and took lots of pics. Tiff and her family came over and the boys had a snowball fight with a couple of the girls down the street. It was a great day! And even though we'll have to make that day was totally worth it to see my kiddos sooooo happy! Thanks God for an awesome SNOW DAY!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

wish granted!

IIIIIITTTTTT'SSSSS SSSSNNNNNNOOOOOOWWWWWIIIIINNNNNGGGGG!!!!!! And it is beautiful. As soon as we were walking outside to come to school it started snowing. I wish I'd had my camera bc the kids were soooo cute. This is the very first time Rielyn has seen it and she just kept looking up at it and laughing. The boys were hoping for no school but no such luck...we're still here. If it keeps up though, we will still get to make those snow angels. Harleton, a neighbor school, has let out for the day so there's still hope.

I have officially lost my voice, don't know why but it's gone. I guess the timing couldn't have been any better (since bball season is over)! The kids are enjoying (my kids at school) the fact that I can't talk. Bryson keeps telling me that I need to carry around a notepad and Coach Adams said it was good that I couldn't talk bc I needed to listen (HAHAHAHA!) I think David thinks I am ignoring him but the words just won't come out. HAve a good rest of the week!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hoping for Snow Angels

Don't have much to say today due to lack of sleep. I am soooo exausted! My basketball team lost a tough one last night by one point. Heartbreaker. Found a quote this morning that reads "When your heart breaks, it is actually expanding" that totally fits today. It is tough when you want something so bad, not only for yourself but for eleven 14-18 yr old girls! I hate the times when its tough but sooo love the times when its exciting and thrilling. Praying for snow and ice for tomorrow and or Friday so that me and my family can have a SNOW DAY!!!! Rielyn is already talking about making snow angels. Too bad we don't live in Arkansas still - huh sisters? I take it back - moving to Texas was one of the best things our family did!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I have come to realize in my 30+ years of experience (not giving away everything!) that people are destined to disappoint. God is THE ONLY one who will never fail me. Husbands will disappoint, children will disappoint, co-workers, peers, etc. WILL ALL DISAPPOINT! He allows us to be broken so that we can be rebuilt...almost like a mosaic masterpiece. And the best things is...he takes us as we are and allows us to come back to Him seeking him more earnestly each and every time. Toby Mac's song says it best

I'm Yours....Take me as I am....I'm Yours....Won't you take this space and fill it up!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, February 8, 2010


This happened a couple of weeks ago, but I remembered I hadn't shared it with you guys and its too funny not to, so.... We played in Elysian Fields and on the way home we stopped to eat at Taco Bell, Bryson had a friend spend the night so I was trying to make sure mine got feed as well. We had an extra taco left over so I put it in my purse for later, planning on putting it in the frig when I got home. Well, Saturday came, we had little dribblers, Bryson birthday, then shopping for Bryson's birthday. Sunday came and we went to church. In Sunday school, I opened my purse to get a pen and noticed a strange smell coming from it. I thought it was just chap stick or something and went on, while putting the pen back I saw it....THE TACO! In my purse since Friday night!!! so after class I hurriedly ran to the restroom to dispose of it and sure enough our preachers' wife was in there fixing her hair, well I couldn't leave it so I just told her I was about to do something really embarrassing and took it out and threw it away....she laughed and said she's done that before too!!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

happy day

This morning as we battled the rain to get to the car to go to school; I saw something that just made me smile....a doggy wearing a rain coat!!! It was one of our neighbors and he was taking his little doggy out for a potty break and it had on a bright yellow rain coat (for a dog) with a hood and everything!!! The things people do for their pets! Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I know in the grand scheme of life, basketball is not on the high priority list. However, I do believe that God cares about what we care about. Last night was a tough loss, many, many frustrations; The Holy Spirit is amazing though, got up this morning and today's devotional title was "your time will come" and it fit perfectly with what I needed to hear. I love the quote from Facing the Giants when he says, when we win we'll praise him and when we lose we'll praise him. all of it is for the glory of His name. even with a loss, we are blessed beyond imagination.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

too funny

One of the teachers just told me the funniest things...she has a little girl in Bryson's class...apparently the teacher was passing out papers to the class trying to get moms who would want to come read to the class... one little boy said "Nah, my mom doesn't really like little kids" The teachers daughter said "Nah, My mom doesn't really like little kids either" It gets to Bryson and he says "Nah, my mom really just doesn't like people" HAHAHAHAH! There was a shirt this past summer at one of the dollar stores that i almost read "I'm not mean...I just don't like you" that's the going joke at school with my kids. Its funny but really a little true!! Even my mom says as a little girl i was always standoffish and just watched people. Probably just trying to figure them I do now.

Life is Hard

I just wanted to express some thoughts...may bite me in the butt, but just some things I'm thinking. I read articles about being a coach's wife; there's even an organization. But what about when the coach's wife is also a coach. As I've mentioned before I'm reading How to Become the Woman of His Dreams and yes some of the things discussed were eye-opening for me. But the thing I am struggling with now is what if I work the same crazy hours as my man. How then does all of that fall into play? Many ideas are great for a woman who doesn't work or is home before 8 o'clock at night! (like greeting him with a kiss, or having dinner ready) So I struggle with, am I doing what God wants me to? In order for my marriage to be strong do I have to be a stay at home mom who doesn't have career ambitions(like winning a state title)? How can I be Pat Summit and still be the submissive one in the household? (JK) I bring a lot of work home with me. Whether it's stress that my students place on me or the things they expose to me that makes me worry about them because I do love them like they were my own. For me that has been one of the biggest struggles I've had; feeling like my career and my job aren't as important as David's. Not that he's ever said or done anything in particular to make me feel that way and it may just be my own issues surfacing. David is great about having dinner made if I am later than him and the kids are always bathed and ready for bed. He will occasionally clean the house as well (I'm talking sweep, mop, toilets the works:) those are happy days) Should I feel guilty for not being home with my children and making them be gym rats, even when they don't want to be. Any thoughts? It is a balancing act and a hard one at that. I love my job and I love that my kids get to see how we influence other people's lives; but I definitely don't want their life to suffer or lack because I am helping raise someone else's.