Monday, December 29, 2008

Well, Well, Another Christmas Gone...

Well I don't even know where to start.
My folks came into town and we have been having a blast. The boys love my folks and have spent every waking moment with them. We had a Fantastic Christmas. The boys got lots of goodies. Santa left them a home made personalized book for each and Logan received a beautiful red guitar and Brae received Spike the HUGE dino.
Nolan spoiled me as always I know I am spoiled but Hey I am the freaking queen what can I say.
We took my folks to BLORA and they had a blast they were amazed at all the lights. And I have to say Christmas day should be inside with a fire going. NOT BEING OUTSIDE IN A TANK TOP AND CAPRIS... that's just not right... DARN TEXAS.....
We thought we had my folks persuaded to move to Texas but my dad chickened out... Who Knows maybe he will change his mind.

I have been feeling FANTASTIC. I know I started this blog back in the day when I was having my surgery but now I feel great NO pain and I am so busy with homeschooling and coaching and running the boys here and there that I swear I need a vacation to sit back and relax.

I am soooo getting a magnetic car sign that's reads

MOM'S TAXI I TAKE THEM HERE AND I TAKE THEM THERE.....

but you know I would not change a thing about it.
I mean there are days that I home school and I think.... WHAT THE HECK AM I SMOKING? then I get a cup of coffee and I sit back and think....

GOD IS GREAT I WOULD NEVER SEND MY KIDS TO THE DREADED PUBLIC SCHOOL...

you could not pay me to send them there... PUBLIC SCHOOL IS THE DEVILS PLAYGROUND... Sorry mom's that send their kids but I prefer to take a active role in my child's education....
and besides I see kids that do go and I think.... OH NO THEY DIDN"T.... I would smack my child in the mouth is they ever talked to me or disrespected me....

ANY WHO I am so off topic. The point I am making is

I LOVE MY LIFE, I have a WONDERFUL. If not the greatest Husband in the world... Two amazing smart, loving respectful boys and all the animals my heart desires. ( which leads back to the amazing DH, I mean WHO ELSE would put up with me and my animals?)

So My resolution this year is simple

Stay on top of the bills
Stay more focused on organization and the boys schedules and school work
Taking time for myself and taking care of myself mentally, physically and spiritually
and HAVING THE BEST FREAKING YEAR AND HAVING FUN IN EVERYTHING I DO....

So come on ladies WHO'S IN IT WITH ME.... I SAY 2009 will be OUR YEAR!!!!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Heritage Homestead



OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A ONE HORSE OPEN SLED......

So my mom, Nolan, the boys and I went to Homestead Heritage for their annual kids craft. and Boy did we have fun..... Have I already posted this? oh Man I can't remember if I did.... OH well...
here are a few picture of what we did....

This past week was full of well everything..... AUGHHHHH!!!.... I need a VACATION.....

I had Monday that I KNOW I had something to do just can't remember.... Tuesday Coop, errands, picking up my friends kids and school work. Wednesday was just as busy cleaned house did schoolwork, and a few other things. Thursday was up early at Brae's eye appointment then to find him glasses, then to lowes then to the shoe store then waiting around to pick up my friends kids then home only to leave again for mom's night out then to the store then home and into bed where I crashed.... and Friday I have spent the day doing school research and trying to get some amount of energy to do my craft projects......

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Alittle update

So with the folks in town and the holidays coming its been a mad house here.

We had a terrific Thanksgiving the weather was great the kids played outside and My crazy mom thought she would BLOW all the leaves into a pile... HEHEHE... I laugh because I told her it was pointless that the leaves would be all over the next day... (BEEN THERE DONE THAT) she didn't believe me.... SUCKER!!!!!

the next morning when she dragged my butt outta bed at O GOSH THIRTY ( THATS 3AM for all you out there that didn't know.) she was APPALLED at all the leaves... SHE WAS LIKE...

WHAT THE HECK? I said I TOLD YOU SO..... I swear people never listen.....

Well the shopping was... well it just was lets leave it at that..... I did however get a new Christmas tree its so PRREETTYYY..... it was regularly 200 I got it for 49 WOOHOO.... my old tree died on me so we had to take it down and put the new one up... (YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT I HAD TO TAKE IT DOWN.... HOUSE HAS BEEN DECORATED FOR A FEW WEEKS)

Saturday we were supposed to go to Austin but decided to stay home and get a few things done.
Sunday we took the boys to Homestead Heritage to look around. The boys made Handmade soap. Felt soap a hand dipped candle and Logan did some Leather work and Brae went to the Blacksmith and made a bronze spoon. It was way cool. a bit chilly but still nice out. Of course Dad stayed home watching FOOTBALL.....

Monday was spent doing schoolwork with the boys and now its Tuesday and we are going to be gone for the day. We have Coop and Art so I will write more when we get that all done.

So thats what we have been up to... How about you?

Monday, November 24, 2008

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TOMORROW IS?

I Do.... MY MOMMY AND DADDY WILL BE HERE..... can you tell I am a tad excited....

so we went to Disney on Ice on Sunday with the boys it was ok but not at all what I thought it would be like. We went to Disney Princess on ice years ago and that was WONDERFUL... so I was hoping this would be like that but alas it was not.

anyhow we snapped lots and lots of pictures only to realize later the memory card was at home. GRRR!!!!!

well the weather has been AWESOME. nice and cool and not HOT or HUMID... I LIKE IT.... today it was 64 and I was in caprice a tank and flip flops and you would have thought it was 19 degrees out everyone was all bundled up in jackets they probably thought I was on crack... but even the boys had shorts on and they were fine... i swear these darn Texans are WIMPS.....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Soccer is DONE WITH

OK so today was the very last soccer game of the season and all I can say is THANK THE LORD.... it was freaking cold out there that early....
Of course the game today was against the one team that I can't stand the coaches they are WAY TO COMPETITIVE I had words with him last time we played them... the only difference was today's game the parents got the chance to play with the kids and even their parents were to aggressive I had to tell the REF to tell the parents to LET THE KIDS PLAY....

I had one man like bowl Logan over and thankfully Dan and Susan were there cause MOMMY WAS ABOUT TO ATTACK HIM.... I politely said DON"T BE HURTING MY CHILD I WILL TAKE YOU OUT......

So that's that till next year... Now we are on to Basketball. I have Brae's practice on Thursday from 6-6:45 then I have to race across town to Logan's practice at 7 then on Saturdays we have Brae's games at 8 O' Freaking clock then Logan's at 10 OY VEY.... I guess I can kiss my Saturday sleeping in GOOD BY....

But onto a fun note we are taking the boys to see Disney on Ice tomorrow and then Monday we will do a bit more cleaning them Tuesday mom MOMMY AND DADDY WILL BE HERE.... I don't know who's more excited Me or the kids... Probably the kids..... but they will be here for over a month.... I can't wait to spend the time with them.....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

WOW I am pooped.....

I cleaned out every cupboard and re arranged my kitchen. cleaned the house top to bottom and finished all the decorations in the house I still have the outside to do but man can I just say I AM TIRED.... I wore myself out today I best sleep good thats all I gotta say on that....

So i have a Stampin Up party tomorrow night Basketball practice for Brae on Friday a Soccer game and a few odds and end Saturday morning them Saturday night we have an award banquet for Soccer then Sunday NOTHING... I am doing not a darn thing. well maybe dying my hair but thats it.... My mommy and daddy will be here on Tuesday and stay till after the first of the year. I am so excited to see them but Not looking forward to my dad's constant complaining about all my animals... OH WELL MY HOUSE MY RULES.....

So If I don't post for a few days its only cause I have been SLAMMED....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I love my boys....

So if you have been reading my blog you noticed that I was MIA for awhile. BUSY and STRESSED.... Anywho my last blog was about me trying to teach the boys about the true meaning of Christmas... Well this past Saturday at church I had forgotten that the 3rd Saturday of the month members of the church go to a homeless shelter and feed the homeless. and all of a sudden a light bulb appeared over head... ( really it did you should have seen the looks on folks faces.)
so Nolan and I thought it would be a good idea to go and have the boys help....


can I just say WHAT AN AMAZING THING..... it was the best thing ever. At first I was a tad nervous not knowing what to expect. and if you know me I am a control freak and very outgoing and a tad assertive. Anywho we get their we told the boys what we were doing Logan of course was full of questions. Brae was I DON"T WANT TO AND I AM HUNGRY.... ( leave it to Brae to be blunt)

well it was a slow get go we all just stood around and felt like a outsider. So I thought what the heck I need to be an example to my kids and make the first move. I walked up to a group of men at a table and said

HI I AM MINDY I AM SO GLAD TO MEET YOU.... they told me their names shook my hand and the boys being who they are and constantly glued to my side followed suit.
we met some amazing people and even sat with them and ate dinner. the boys felt right at home and started to run around and play with them and talk to them as if they were old friends.

the best part of the night was when we were at home and we were praying with the boys before bed and Braeden added them into his prayers and Logan asked if we can go back the next day...

GOD IS GREAT......

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR





OK so if any of you have the chance to take your child to a show I recommend it. Last Friday the theater in town was putting on a play the VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and it was WONDERFUL....... I recommend everyone take their child.

The boys had a blast. Logan asked if we can go see another play so I am keeping my eyes open for another play that I can take him to. brae would probably not do so well at a actual play but Logan loved it.

Logan's Art Show



These were taken last week at Logan's show he did such a good job for being his first time... Now this week the boys start a class together doing crafts. They are sooooo excited.. Ms. B is an amazing teacher and so patient with the kids.

Braeden's Art Show




These were taken a few weeks back at Brae's art show, he was sooooo proud of the work he did he could hardly wait to show daddy.....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's beging to look alot like Christmas..... here in our house.....

Yes we have officially started decorating for Christmas. I am sooooo excited I love, love, love my Christmas decorations. There is just something about a house being decorated for Christmas that puts an instant smile on my face.

Well Logan's team won the soccer game on Saturday 3 to 2 and then we did some yard work the rest of the day until it was time for Church. then Sunday was spent relaxing and doing more yard work and getting down Christmas decorations.

Nolan went to the Dr on Friday has a sever sinus infection. and so Saturday using the blower to blow the leaves and rake just aggravated his and my sinus then on Sunday today we burned and all the smoke I swear my eyes are on fire and my nasal passages are icky... I swear I need a Netty pot to clean my sinus out.

the boys and I got the tree up not decorated but up and a few decorations we will finish up tomorrow and I have to take Nolan to the eye Dr in the morning. the Turkey dropped his glasses then stepped on them and broke them and he is as blind as a bat so I will be taking him in the am to get new ones.

Friday, November 7, 2008

I swear I will teach them

OK so I am not sure about the rest of you but this week alone we got the Etoys Big toy book and the Walmart big toy book in the mail and my boys were INSANE about all the toys. and ALL they want for Christmas. We were actually driving to Kinko's and I was listening to my boys say

OH THIS IS AWESOME I AM GETTING THIS AND I AM GETTING THAT FOR CHRISTMAS

and I wanted to PUKE..... I have talked to my boys everyday about how they need to me thankful and appreciate what they have that there are small children that don't have anything. And every year we discuss what Christmas is about. So after listening to them go on and on I told them I was disappointed in their behavior.

Now I am sure you all will think I am to hard on my kids that they are just excited. And I am not dumb I know they are. But there is no reason they can't be excited and still have some grace. I refuse to have kids that are materialistic and spoiled I will so drill in the meaning of giving and love into their little brains if its the last thing I do... My boys will know that Christmas is JESUS BIRTHDAY and that is why we celebrate the Holiday.... So I am taking my boys to a soup kitchen to help feed the homeless and they will be donating toys to Compassion's Ministry to understand it if far better to give than to receive.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

STRESSED... and FRAZZELD....

OK so if you know me you know I am SOOOOO not a stressed person. I just don't do stress at all.... well yesterday I am trying to get schoolwork done and I look around and see all this stress just laying there waiting to leap onto me the moment I pass..

I have so many freaking projects going that I can't see straight.. AUGHHHH!!!!

here is my list of unfinished projects

Halloween Lapbook that is now put away and we will pick up next year

10 Thanksgiving lap books that I am putting together for the kids in coop

Logan's Pumpkin lapbook thank the Lord he finished it yesterday.

my 2 nieces Christmas gifts they each are getting 2

My nephews Christmas gift

My mom and sisters gifts

My fathers gift

finish getting the office put together and the craft closet organized

going through the boys clothes and getting rid of the small stuff

trying to find a home for the dogs Ladie and I am pretty sure Shiya as well

house work that I swear is never freaking ending.

I coach soccer and now am coaching basketball

my folks will be here in like 20 days so I need to get that stuff organized

and then all the errands that I have to run on top of all that... I am so disorganized....

so now I am off to get a cup of coffee and start my hectic day.

today I have to go to the store to the Christian book store to Logan and brae's art class and Brae has a Art show then I have a Stampin Up party so today will be another busy day...

CALGON TAKE ME AWAY.....

Thursday, October 30, 2008

If you love your children I BEG YOU TO WATCH THIS

I just watched this and it made me sick to my stomach.... PLEASE WATCH IT...

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/70808

having a grumpy day....

So I am in a foul mood. no idea why just am. Logan is playing the I DON"T KNOW HOW TO LOOK UP A WORD IN THE DICTIONARY GAME today which really set me off. I can't stand it when he decided to play stupid. I so know he is not but he acts like this at least once a week.

I am soooooo not wanting to go to the Burger king meeting. I really just don't want to work.... Maybe thats why I am in a foul mood.

either way I am. I think I will go take a hot shower and have a cupcake. they always put a smile on my face.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's beginging to feel alot like Christmas...

so it was freaking COLD yesterday and this AM it was NIPPY I was bundled under the blanket with hot coffee. but like normal Texas weather it got fairly warm in the afternoon.
the boys and I did lots of school work and I spent the entire day cutting out paper for the Thanksgiving lap book the kids are making at Coop for November....

I made a AWESOME roasted chicken in the oven it turned out wicked awesome and tasty.... we had mashed taters and gravy and pea's Brae picked the veggie. Nolan was not home he has been staying late to get school work done and Although I know he needs to get it done I am so not used to not seeing him but a hour a day... I will be so grateful when he is finished with school.

on a side note my Niece Jordan turned 11 today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDAN.....
tomorrow I have school work with the boys I have a meeting at Burger King for management position I will go see what they have to offer. I am torn part of me wants to help out with the bills but then there is a bigger part of me that does not want to work but stay home with my boys. either way I will know more tomorrow. Who knows maybe this will be good for me to get out a few nights a week and make money.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

coolest thing EVER....

ok so I am making this lap book and with the print outs it had these two sheets that had the alphabet on them. 1 was Old Tesitment and the other was New testiment well it said you can use them as place mats to help the kids. WELLLLL............ My crazy mind got to thinking. (yes my mind is a very SCARY PLACE... think ALIEN vs PREDITOR) ANYWHO I had this fabric and I got to thinking HMMMM...... (smell the smoke yet?)

anywho... what I did was cut up the alphabet into individual pieces and glued them onto a piece of fabric I had laying around. after doing that I got the brilliant idea to do the whole side with old testiment things like Creation. The 10 commandments and the books of the old testiment. this way while Brae is eating he can read it and learn the books of the old testiment and the alphabet and the 10 commandments. he already knows creation since he did a lap book on it.
the other side will be all new testiment things the alphabet and the the birth of our savior Jesus and the books of the new testiment and other things that I think he will enjoy. Now this photo is a work in progress once it is all done I will take it to Mardels ( its a Christian Book store ) and have it laminated. If it works out well I am going to make some other ones and see about selling them at the little craft outlet we have here. so with out further ado.... here is the almost finished product.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I never thought I would say this

But thank the Lord its Monday.... man we had a busy weekend. Friday I was down for the count with a migraine Saturday we had to get up at 6:30 for Logan's soccer pictures and game which they won. Then off to Lowe's to by shelves and ended up doing the kids building shop ran into Dan and Susan went to lunch with them came home Nolan started building the shelves and I was doing school prep Logan had a friend from soccer over so they all ran around and looked for snakes and bugs. then we all got cleaned up went to church then to take Caleb home and after all that it was 10 before we got home. Logan had a headache and crashed brae refused to go to bed said he was staying up building Lego ships 2 min later crashed on the couch and Sunday was spent cleaning house and relaxing then I took the boys to our Church fall festival at church then came home made dinner and watched so,me TV then to bed.... I swear our weekends fly by thankfully this weekend we have NO plans... the closets are done and we can relax and be a family,.

Sorry I have not had alot of funny things lately but been busy.... the boys are starting a Halloween lap book today so as soon as its done I will post pictures. also Brae is just about finished with his pumpkin lap book so I will post pictures on that soon.

Friday, October 24, 2008

headache? it must be friday

So I went to bed with one and lucky me I woke up with one. YUCK.......So I am cold sitting with a blanket wrapped around me and hot coffee.. brrrrr...... so I am spending the day on the couch doing school work with the boys and staying in my Jammie's. I don't have to go ANYWHERE.. yeah I can't even believe it.. a day that I can stay home. WHO KNEW...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Brrrr..... Its getting COOOOLLLLDDD

Man its finally getting to feel like autumn. I mean HELLO ITS OCTOBER 23rd it should be cold. Today we had a high of 69 and its now in the low 50's... I SOOOO love this weather. I am itching to have our first fire in the fire place....
Now I wonder.... is it to early to decorate for Christmas?

some pictures from the farmth






here are some photos form yesterday at the farm. FYI it was 70 degree's and you would have thought it was 50 the way the boys were shivering... I was in a tank.. Darn Texas has ruined my boys.. the jacket Brae has on is mine that I had in the car.

Soccer Wow its been a great season.... The boys are having so much fun, I have the sweetest boys. So I thought I would share some photos of our last game.

other than soccer we have been super busy. We were gone all day Tuesday to coop art and basketball and then Wednesday we we gone most of the day to The world hunger relief farm for a field trip. it was so cool the boys tryed unpasturised goat milk and they really liked it. They learned all about composting and helping others.
We are also preparing for Oma and Big Daddy to arrive on the 24th of November. The boys are SOOOOOO EXCITED to see them. They ask daily when they will be here. I swear my kids are lucky to have a Oma and Big Daddy that they love to spend time with and that they in turn love to spend time with the boys. I am so blessed in that. they are wonderful grandparents to my boys.
Well Home schooling is going great Brae has done 3 lap books now.
A is for Adam
B is for Beatitude
and Creations.

we are currently working on a pumpkin lapbook and Logan asked to do a lapbook on Bears all the different kinds of bears... did you know that the koala bear is NOT a bear? neither did I... see I learned something new. and that the Sun bear that is the smallest of the bears is the most aggressive? and that the Brown bear and Grizzly are one in the same? see these are so interesting even I learn while doing them....

ok well I need to go do some school work. I will post more photos of the farm soon. and the lapbooks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I BROKE MY TOE.... BOO WHOOOOO!!!

so yesterday I woke up with a in grown toe nail on my big toe right foot. so it was hurting. later that day I was in the garage getting a roll of butcher paper out to lay on the floor for brae to Finger Paint. Now the roll is huge and weights maybe 10 lbs. as I was moving the chicken coop wire mesh the rool slipped and fell onto my pinky toe on my right foot and broke it... so I am officially a gimp for a few days. No I didn't go to the Dr there is nothing they can do for me so its a waste of money. so for now I am misrable and in pain.. Thankfully I have NO where to go tomorrow I was gone all day at Coop and art class for both Logan and brae then to Dan's for Birthday dessert. Nolan made him Pineapple upside down cake Dan;s favorite so Now I am home and off to put my foot up...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday and WOW...

so I didn't get to bed till after 1 and had to get up bright and early for Logan's Soccer Game. His team did so well I am so proud of all of them.
After the game we took the boys to Michaels for their Saturday craft project it was a foam pumpkin that they decorated. Brae turned his into a vampire and Logan turned his into a spider. Very cute.

now we are cleaning the chicken coop and ducks and then we have church at 5:30 and then to dinner with Dan and Susan for Dan's birthday. so I am just a tad tired. Granted yesterday the boys and I took apart the boys bunk beds and moved them into our room, seeing how they end up in there every night I figured at least they can be in there in their own bed.
so I am stiff.
well I will post pictures of the pumpkins in a few days.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lord-E Lord-E I have been BUSYYYYYY

Ok so where to begin.....

Friday- Got up and went Garage Selling and got some great deals. I got a brand new dog house for the ducks... Yes you read right the ducks... Dumb ducks don't like to get wet. Go figure.
got Logan a Razor scooter for 7 dollars it looks brand new. and then a few odds and ends that were a good deal.. OH tons of Levi pants for Logan that look as if they have not been worn.... so after being gone all day I came home and crashed on the sofa from the long going, going, going week.

Saturday- got up at oh God thirty actually 7 but still had to get to Logan's very first soccer game which his team did AMAZING. they won but that's not what was so Amazing.. the team support they gave each other and the encouragement was just heart warming.. I love my team they so rock... Like Logan biffed it and Cesar ran back to help him up and see if he was OK....

after the game Susan, Patty, Joanna and I drove up to Canton Texas for the trade days and WOW... that place is MASSIVE... I could have stayed there for days...there was booths EVERYWHERE.... I bought a few pumpkins that I can put on the dining room table that have scripture engraved on them. I got the boys some sidewalk paint and the cutes little Chicken wood yard thingies that I had engraved. one says

HANGIN WITH MY PEEPS and then the other two have the boys names on them.. I thought they were hilarious.... We got home about midnight. it was a LONG day.....
I crashed and don't think I have slept that hard in 10 years....

Sunday- after waking up stiff and sore from the day before I got my lazy butt up showered and went to Joanna's for a Stampin Up party. Had a blast and the kids played with her kids in her back yard.... Robin the girl that sells it... OK WAY TO MUCH CREATIVITY FOR ONE HUMAN BEING... I am not kidding this lady is not normal.... she made the cutes things.... Crazy I tell yeah.... so after that I came home crawled onto the couch and died....

Monday- we got up I had a pot pf coffee and did school work with the boys... we had to cancel practice massive rain storms and thunder so i was actually happy about that. I was tired.
so here it is Tuesday and I am off to take Logan to the Dentist and Art class and pick up my friends kids from school. So the week is off to another on the go week.....

if you have managed to read all the way to the bottom I congratulate you cause I am tired just typing this... imagine reading it....

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mom's Night out Craft

So our Homeschool group had a mom's night out. And it was at a friends house, we had Yummy Olive Garden Lasagna and Greek Salad and we did the funnest craft ever... I can't wait to do these with the boys. here is the one I did...

It was so easy and fun and I am thinking these will make Wicked Awsome Christmas gifts

Blog's, Myspace, Facebook OH MY

So not only do I now Blog, and have a Myspace but Now my sister got me hooked on Facebook.... I swear I am spending more time on the puter than in the shower cleaning my nasty self....

So I was thinking,. Yes I know its a scary thought. But anywho The internet is a bad addiction for me... Maybe I need an intervention...... NAHHHH!!! I am not a ADDICT.... if anything I am addicted to lapbooks. I spent alot of time searching about them yesterday and I LOVED it....

So if any of you call and I don't answer its probably cause I have been sucked into the puter....

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

B is for Brae and Beatitude lap books

OK so first off. Whomever invented Lap books. I could so KISS THEM.... cause for those of you that know me and my kids you know that trying to get Brae to do any type of learning is IMPOSSIBLE.... he has the attention span of a freaking gnat. So when I downloaded the B is for Beatitude off of CurrClick I thought Maybe just Maybe Brae would like this...

AND BOY DID HE EVER... 3 hours straight he had the best time ever. He kept saying LETS DO MORE MOMMY... I am so incredibly proud of him. He did so well Of course the scissors were a bit of a challenge at first seeing how he is ambidextrous and uses both hands equally well. But all in all he did great and We are now working on A is for Adam and Gods Creation. I will post pictures of them when we finish those up. But for now I would like to advise all parents of kids weather they are home schooled or not MAKE A LAP BOOK WITH YOUR CHILD...they will cherish the time they spend with you and the book itself. and you will treasure the memories.

here are Braes pictures.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Owie... My aching hands...

Wow I am Stiff and sore... I spent Sunday sanding down a piano that I got for FREE from Freecycle. LOVE THEM..... well I am sanding it down to re stain it a dark brown almost black so it will match my furniture. So I am stiff and sore and my right hand is swollen. It normally does that after using it alot. Like when we painted the house OY VEY I could not close my hand for 2 days it was so swollen.

ANYWHO I DIGRESS.... so today I will be lazy and veg of course I have school work to do with the boys. So I thought since I rock and all that I would tell you other home school chippies about a wicked awsome link I LOVE..... its called CurrClick. and another Rockin Homeschool mama WENDY in ARIZONA that home schools 6 kids told me about. its so cool you can download a free lapbook every week and not only that they have really cheap unit studies on there. Like now I am doing one with Brae its B is for BEATTITUDE and I found that they do every letter of the alphabet thats all based around the bible. SWEET!!! I am so stoked I may just piddle myself.

Oh and since I am FOREVER talking about our friends Susan and Dan LOVE THEM... they are the nicest most caring people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Seriously I LOVE THEM TO PIECES... anywho I thought I would show you all a picture of them, so here they are.....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Snakes on a Plane? FORGETABOUTIT.....

We have snakes in the wood pile. The front porch and the back yard. SNAKES, SNAKES EVERYWHERE.....

So here it is a nice lazy Saturday and Shiya is going Ape Poo and so Nolan and I go out to see whats getting her so upset, She was actually trying to dig under the fence into the wood pile. So Nolan is in the backyard and I am in the front Wearing a pair of flip flops a skirt and tank. we were getting ready for Church, and I am sitting here poking a long stick into the wood pile thinking its either a mouse, or armadillo I can hear it moving so I pull back a log and low and behold. It was Not a rabbit or mouse or any other cute cuddly creature but a big ol snake.

So I call our dear friends and Snake wranglers, to come and help Nolan get rid of it. I didn't know what kind it was but I already had 1 dog bit by a Cottonmouth. Shiya no less I did not want a repeat.

So Dan, Susan, Patty and Larry all come over. Dan has his 22 and Larry has a 45 they start moving the logs and Larry says. THATS A CHICKEN SNAKE.... ITS NOT POISONES...

he starts moving the logs some more and it darts into the back yard at Patty and Nolan and this chicken snake is NOT A CHICKEN SNAKE but in fact a big Ol Cottonmouth and its MADDDD.... it strikes at Dan and Larry. And Dan shoots it right between the eyes in one WICKED AWSOME SHOT.. DAN"S MY HERO..... so with out further ado here is the snake.
that darn sucker is GONE... and if it were not for my Beautiful Shiya Girl we would have never known. And the scary thing is the wood pile is right next to the boys basketball hoop... I am so Thankful for her... I can not imagine had it bit one of the boys.... The Lord was looking out for us that day....

Friday, September 26, 2008

BAD DOGGY....

ok I just saw this and thought it was freaking Funny and thought I would share.

ENJOY

I IS STUFFED... LIKE THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE....

SO our dear friends Dan and Susan took us to dinner. Now if you have ever been in Texas you know everything is spread out, and it takes awhile to get to places.
OK... FYI NEVER EVER TAKE DIRECTIONS FROM A MAN.... ESPECIALLY IF SAID MAN IS NAMED DAN.....

BOY CAN THIS GUY GET YOU LOST.... They were so kind to take us to dinner and the food was AAAMMMMAAAAZZZZIIIIIINNNNNGGGGG YUM-O it was all you can eat BBQ. RIBS, BRISKET, SAUSAGE, POTATO SALAD, CORN ON THE COB, BEANS you name it, they just keep bringing it to your table... I swear If I don't see another rib anytime soon that's OK... I GORGED myself on meat... (sorry veggies but I think between us all we ate a full cow )

well this restaurant was about 45 Min's south. but after following Dan's directions it took us 1 1/2 hours. and believe you me... WE TEASED poor Dan the entire way....

the restaurant was called CYCLONE and it ROCKED....
here are some reviews that are on the web

This place is downright Texan. It is open air with good Country music on the jukebox and the best Bar-B-Que you'll ever eat. It comes family style with spare ribs, sausage, brisket, potato salad, Cole slaw, beans, sauce, bread, pickles and onions. If you want more of anything, they get it for you. I love this place!

The Best BBQ in Texas
Hard to find, but worth every minute and mile of the drive to get there!! The best food, fair price, pure Texas atmosphere. Been going there for years, every time we visit my family, if Cyclone is open, it's understood we will be going there for dinner. [22 Jun 2006 15:05:32]

Food: ***** Service: ***** Ambiance: ***** Overall: *****



I am telling you. If any of you get to the great state of Texas FIND IT AND EXPERIENCE IT.... just don't let Dan drive.

Cyclone Corral Bar-B-Q

(254) 985-2317

1616 Farmers Rd
Burlington, Texas 76519