Thursday, May 20, 2010


I spent the day at my store today trying to begin to get everything ready...

I am tired...
I am overwhelmed...
I am stressed....
I am frustrated....
I am nervous.....
I am anxious....

I would love to post cute pictures with this, but I got nothing.  With the stress of the store, moving, closing on this house, getting the new house ready, getting kids adjusted........I am a tad bit overwhelmed right now.

I think it hit me driving home.  Like a brick wall....


Good story for ya:  I am driving in Abilene later today and this guy moves into my lane and sends me off the road up on the curb/landscaping.  I am blaring my horn and he just pulls in past me and drives to the back of the building.  I get off the curb and follow him (did I mention I was stressed).  I try to go the way I think he is exiting but he sees me and speeds behind the building next door!!  I reverse, get back out onto the road, swoop around and block this little teeny-bopper in as he is trying to exit.  He gets out apologizing and I rip him a new one about stopping when he has caused an accident.  I told him I wasn't mad about the accident, I was mad that I had to chase him down!  I think by the time I was through with him he had definitely learned a lesson!

Okay, so maybe I should just chill out for a little while!

Have a great day!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dance Recital

On Sunday, the girls had their ballet recital!  We have been counting down the days for weeks now and they were SO excited to get to dance on the BIG stage in front of everyone.  The dance was absolutely adorable! And watching the other dances made me realize.......I am SOOOOOOOO unathletic!

For Sadie...dancing is.....FUN!  It is running, jumping, laughing, and doing every move except the one she is suppose to be doing.

For Brynn......Dancing is......SERIOUS!  She takes her moves and dance routine very seriously and wants to be just like all of the 'big girls' (AKA: Teachers)

The owner of the dance studio asked every child a question and their answer was printed in the recital program.  This year's question was, "If you could have 25 of anything, what would it be and why?"

Sadie's answer, "25 purple popsicles because they are my favorite and I like banana yogurt"

And my little social butterfly Brynn answered, "25 chairs for 25 friends when they come over to play" sweet!

Some of my favorites from other kids were:
"25 baby sisters" (Umm.....NO)
"25 caterpillars, worms, and butterflies because I like to eat them" (Neat kid)
"25 pairs of Snow White shoes cause it will be so cool with my Snow White costume.  But, the Mean Queen on Snow White is scary and I don't like her" (me either sweetie)

My beautiful ballerinas!

Thursday, May 13, 2010 I guess I'm a country girl.....

Justin and his parents worked this weekend at the new place getting things ready for us to move in at the end of the month.  I do love the new place.  It is peaceful, quiet, is in the country.  I mean waaaaaaaay out in the country (okay, only 15 miles but that is far in my world).  

It will grow on me soon enough I know.

I am just not a fan of snakes, bugs, spiders, etc.  They've killed one rattlesnake and a few black widows so far.  See, this does not excite me.  

BUT the place is beautiful!  It is 170 acres of peace.

And did I mention Justin has reverted back to a 5 year old at Christmas?  He is absolutely obsessed with the place.  I get excited watching him stay giddy 24/7 about moving. 

They cleared out the road leading to the house.  I'm sure getting out to open/shut a gate will grow on me......right? 

And when I get to the house and look back, I'm sure I won't be thinking about how if someone decided to come murder me that no one would hear me scream......right?

That's my mother-in-law busting her tail.  She works harder then any grown man I've ever met.....seriously!

Don't mess with her and her mission.  

It will get done...she will see to it!

Did I mention that there are no child labor laws in the country?

And when daddy takes us out in the truck so we can watch him check deer feeders.....we get bored and play

You know you live in the country when this is in your backyard 

And when I start to freak out, I think about spending an afternoon with my family here...

fishing, laughing, and feeling free......

And that makes me smile!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

One of Those Days

Yesterday was one of those days....

I think back to times when Justin and I were dating and I can remember specific days vividly.  A certain road trip we took and on our way home, I swear we laughed the entire time.  Or spending Christmas with his family for the first time.  Specific days where everything seemed.......PERFECT!

I think back to specific days when the girls were babies.  Brynn walking for the first time.  Bringing Sadie home from the hospital.  Taking the kids to see a movie in the theater for the first time.  Or when I unexpectedly took both girls to the Dyess Air Fest a few years ago by myself.  I planned on staying an hour or so and we had so much fun that we stayed 6 or 7 hours!  Just perfect days where I was HAPPY!

Yesterday was one of those days....

On a whim, I took the girls to a rally downtown celebrating travel/tourism in Abilene.  If you attended the rally you received a button that allowed you to enter the tourist attractions here for free.  My original plan was to go to the zoo and then have a picnic.

But I quickly realized it was one of those days....

The animals were out, my kids weren't fighting, the weather was perfect, and everyone was happy!

Well, until Sadie got her head stuck...

(Yes, I took her picture before helping her out) but that's another story for another time..

There was no whining, no crying, no pouting, no fitting.....everyone was HAPPY!

After the zoo we had a picnic in the beautiful weather and then decided to head to Frontier Texas.  It was for older children but the girls still enjoyed it.  After that, we went out to the Historical Village in Buffalo Gap.  I thought it would be a flop, but the girls LOVED it!

Except when they give their said faces about the jail..

They fed chickens....

And practiced their ropin' skills

Brynn practiced preaching like Papa...

And Sadie was the background music...

I know there are a lot of pictures, but I really wanted to capture how perfect the day was.  

Everyone was......HAPPY!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dyess Air Show

Last weekend Dad and I took the girls out to the air show at Dyess Air Force Base.  

We had so much fun....well....until Sadie wandered off.  Yeah....I look down and my child is GONE!  I didn't freak out too bad at first but then when I couldn't find her the panic set in.  15 minutes, lots of airmen and police later we found her about 100 yards away!  She had started jumping in rain puddles and didn't realize how far she had gotten.  Needless to say Papa and I were very ready to leave after that.  

Other than that was a great day