Wednesday, May 30, 2007
My, how this boy has grown! I cannot believe the difference in just 2 years. My Beautiful Boy is becoming so handsome, and those blue eyes that I never thought my son would ever keep have lingered on. Just look at that little man body! I just love it!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
My husbands doing...far right to be a waterfall pond, river rock, and pavers for a patio set to party! Wine barrels with Geraniums, and white Petunias to fill in and flow over!
My backyard flower garden, still working on adding more to fill it in. Mostly has columbine scattered randomly as columbine reseeds itself with now help. One big 'red' butterfly bush to the right, my Dracaena center which happens to be native to S.Africa I found out this year, and has grown to 10 ft., it is a tree and will grow to 25 ft. OOPS! I gotta move it away from the house! Far left, baby Lilac, has some time to go to grow. Also, have a lily of the nile, and cala lily hiding, as well as mexican roses, and creeping lotus.
My Clematis, which I just got a trellis for this year, it is so beautiful, and has taken 4 years to finally grow to this size!
My 'Jack Daniels' flower barrel, a mothers day gift from my Hubby a few years back. Decided on a 'fiesta' theme this summer!
A mexican rose.
One side of the front yard, after overgrown junipers were yanked out, and replaced with peonies, lithodora, and big rocks!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I am getting so carried away with working on the yard now that we have most maintenance work done! I went to get 3 more lithodora for the front where we pulled out the junipers, and ended up getting another geranium, 2 tray packs of petunias, 2 verbena, 3 stepables-miniature daisies, a tray pack of coleus, and a spanish lavendar!!!! All found a home, but the problem is, there was still so much more I wanted to bring home, and am craving the opportunity to go back for! I was browsing old photos of my roses I had taken the first year I planted them, and strange things have happened! One of the rose bushes have totally transformed from the original bush, a pretty pink, to a dark red tearose climber! How did this happen??? I think I'm gonna yank it out! Well, Beau is yanking my arm to let him play Wonder Pets, so I'll post more later!
I love the Dave Matthews Band, and every year when it comes around that they tour in my area, I miss it! I really want to go this year, and know that the show is Aug.31-Sept.2nd. However, being a busy Mom, I know nobody that wants to go, or likes the band as much as I do. It is so depressing. I have debated going alone, I want to go soooo bad! I thought my Dad would go with me, but he doesn't like the band he says, I thought, AMPHITHEATER, once in a lifetime concert with his daughter, surely he'd go with me, but no, he's not interested. It is a long drive, roughly 3 hours I think, and I really don't want to drive it alone. Blog readers, what would you do?
F/U DAVE MATTHEWS BAND CONCERT...I'M GOING!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Since Drew is gone on her road trip, I have been scrambling to get things together for her birthday party. She turns 7 on June 1st, but we are going camping for that weekend, and have to postpone her big party for June 10th. She never really has too much to say about her theme (I like to do a theme), but this year, she really really wants 'Hannah Montana', so without her knowing, I have gotten the party supplies she requested. I also found a cake on familyfun.com that I plan to make with a twist however to fit with the party theme, it will be similar but on top will be Hannah Montana cupcake pics vs. candles, and the edges of the cupcakes will be rolled in turquoise and hot pink sprinkles. This past weekend I went to Target to browse for her gift, and it just so happened to be that her most requested gift, the PIXEL CHIX LUV 2 SHOP MALL, was on sale for 19.99! (It will connect to the Pixel Chix house and car for added fun!) And, I also found the Crayola Rainbow Rake she had mentioned (love outdoor toy requests!), then went to the $Tree, and got her a hula hoop. No summer is complete without a hula hoop! She is gonna be so surprised! I am not gonna tell her that I found the party stuff that she wanted, I'm gonna make it a surprise! I also found some great items at the dollar tree for party bags...candy neclaces, ring pops, bubble gum balls, and soda pop shaped bubbles!
2. WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? NO
3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? I was very happy, but my then partner was ashamed, angry, tried to talk me into abortion, became abusive...
4. WAS ABORTION AN OPTION FOR YOU? NEVER
5. HOW OLD WERE YOU? 17
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? Knew it deep down, very tired, but went to free clinic for teens, and had a test done.
7. WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST? Friend
8. DID YOU WANT TO FIND OUT THE SEX? Yes
9. DUE DATE? June 16th, 1995
10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? No, all day nausea for first 2 months
11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Nestle's Strawberry Milk, Otter Pops, and Fudgescicles
12. WHO/WHAT IRRITATED YOU THE MOST? Nothing
13. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CHILD'S SEX? Girl
14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? No, knew I was having a girl before I even found out
15. HOW MANY POUNDS DID YOU GAIN THROUGHOUT THE PREGNANCY? Roughly 60!
16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Yes, My Mom did it for me
17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I knew
18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? No
19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Hospital
20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? 14
21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? My Mom
22. WHO WATCHED YOU GIVE BIRTH? My Mom, and Grandmother
23. WAS IT NATURAL OR C-SECTION - Natural, No epidural
24. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Only Stadol injection, which didn't work, and by the time it got bad, it was too late for epidural!
25. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 7lb. 7oz.
26. WHEN WAS YOUR CHILD ACTUALLY BORN ? June 23rd, 1995 @ 6:47 PM
27. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Gracie Mae, Gracie last minute, I saw a Gracie Allen/George Burns book cover, liked the name Gracie...Mae after my deceased Gma, her middle name, we were very close, she died when I was 12.
28. HOW OLD IS YOUR FIRST BORN TODAY? Very soon to be 12, ahhh, approaching the teens!
Monday, May 21, 2007
What to do...Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump the others up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom spot.
Forgive me for not tagging anyone else, but I don't know many bloggers...
10 Years Ago:
I was 20! I was still in my Nursing prerequisites, my first daughter was 1 1/2, and I met my Husband. This exact time 10 years ago, I think we were all on a trip to the coast, sharing a house with 2 other couples and thier kids for the weekend.
5 Years Ago:
I was ending my 1 year of Nursing School. Drew was turning 2, and Grace was soon to be 7. WOW how time flies! We were looking into having our house re-sided and new storm windows put in.
1 Year Ago:
Pretty much the same as now. Busy with Beau and Leah, girls in school. Planning Drew's 6th Birthday Party. Time of year for lots of yard work. Just as now, I was working part time.
5 Fave Snacks:
Spicy Pork Rinds ( a guilty pleasure my Dad introduced to me as a kid)
Lay's Potato Chips
Rocky Road Candybar
5 Songs I know all the words to:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Here Comes the Chicken (Wiggles, Leah loves it!)
I hope you Dance
Rock-a-Hula (from Lilo&Stitch, Beau begs for it everyday!)
Shakira/Beyonce-Beautiful Liar, I LOVE IT!
5 Things I would do if I were a Millionaire:
Buy a Bigger House, specifically build a log home, away from town!
Pay off Debts
Pay for all of my Sisters school, and pay off her debt
College Funds for all of our children
Buy a new Van, Get Jack a Boat
(My 6th thing would be a vacation!)
5 Bad Habits:
Biting my Nails
Starting something, then moving on...Jack will attest!
Hoarding stuff I should throw out
5 Things I will NEVER wear again:
Thong underwear (maybe 9 years ago..)
Banana Clips (Remember those?)
5 Things I like to do:
Play with my Kids
Go to the Beach
5 Fave Toys:
Kitchen Gadgets, most recently my Pineapple corer/slicer!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I most always receive flowers of some kind or another for Mother's Day. This year, I chose my flowers since we are in the middle of redo-ing our front yard, and I chose PEONY'S. I love them! The top photo is of my 'pink hawaiin coral', only one bloom this year...the second is my mystery peony...I'll have to compare the final bloom to photos online to see what it's called. When I got it, it was not yet showing any color, and the nursery had few they were unable to identify, so they sold for a steal! They become very full with age, shrub like, love the sun, and clay soil, which we have plenty of!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Leah Lou, being very careful on the stairs. She would rather go up and down those stairs than to swing and slide!
Beau, my son, is a Monster Truck maniac at this point. He loves them! He gets so stinkin' worked up just talking about them! Our park has a big huge sand volleyball pit, and so tons of kid always play in the sand. We always take our sand toys, (I have learned I cannot forget them!) and now, we always take atleast 2 monster trucks so that Beau can make a 'race track' and a 'jump' for them in the sand! Ahhh, BOYS!