~Being the Mother of a boy, last from son up...to son down~

Owens 2009 year in review

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Janurary 2009 brought a very rare snow fall to the East coast of North Carolina that put things around here at a stand still for a few days. We made snow cream and Kyle & Chevy played in it well into the night!

In February, Chris was released by the Dr. to go back and work the road after being out to recover from surgery to replace his torn ACL....VERY happy day!!!

Nothing major happened in March execpt that we got our tax return check back...BooYah!!!!

In April, I headed off to see the Big Apple for the first time and fell in love with this place! This picture of Kyle & I was taken at Ground Zero...oh and we headed back for another trip in June and November.....you guys see a pattern starting to develope here????? Yea, me too!

I really don't have any major things that happened in May but I am sure my boys fished cause well...if they are awake and Chris doesn't have to work, they fish!

In June, Kyle and I drove the 9 1/2 hour drive home to Kentucky for a visit with my family. We had a wonderful time and look forward to another trip back in June 2010!

July- was a bitter sweet month in the Owens household...Kyle was welcomed into the
teenage world as he turned 13..he was thrilled...Chris & I...not so much. Kyle also accepted Christ into his heart while away at church camp.

August- Chris & I celebrated 14 years of marriage...yippeeee! Kyle started 8th grade and North Carolina had a major heat wave!

September- I celebrated my 34th birthday with all my girl friends cause Chris had to work. But he suprisedme the day before and had his mom come and decorate the house and cook us a wonderful me...thanks babe, your the BEST!

October- was pretty calm for us. I was in charge of putting together the Harvest Festival for our church and Chris turned 37.

November- brought Chris's promotion to Sgt. with the Highway Patrol and a new new duty sation that would take him over 2 hours away from us. It was hard to let it all sink in but we new that it was the best thing for our family in the long run. We put our trust & faith in God and had him organized with a hotel to call his new home, stripes sewn on his uniforms(thanks Teresa!)all his shirts pressed complete with all the extra heavy starch they could hold and with a goodie bag of snacks a hug & tear he was out to hit the road.

December- brought a wonderful Christmas spent with family and new netbook that we now all adore...thanks Santa!!!

Ihope 2010 brings wonerful things to each of you. Be safe, kind, patient and make each day a memory.

See ya in 2010~

did you ever just have one of those dayz.......

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

me too.......come on 2010!!!!

Oh, Sweet Cheese

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

...cake that is! I have been to New York 3 times in one year but the last time I went was the first chance I got to sit down and enjoy the real deal, New York style cheesecake(a girl does have to shop too ya know!)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cheesecake. I love cheese cake so much my wedding cake waa a 3 tier cheesecake complete with frozen coolwhip to look like a real iced wedding cake and three crystal bowls filled with fruit so you could add your favorite toppings. I must say that it was the most beautiful, HEAVY and tasty thing I have ever eaten to this day!

Here are some pictures from a bakery we came across while walking around Grand Central Station. I forget how much in cost, isn't it funny how are brain supresses that kind of information, howver I can tell you exactly how many calories it had.....just kidding. But it was wonderful and well worth every calorie!!!!

Which one do I pick.......hmmmmmmmmm...so many to choose from...I'll never be ableto decide......


Can;t wait for my next trip so I can go back and rescue the chocolate trutle one I had to leave behind.

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New York pictures

Monday, December 28, 2009

...better late than never. Or so I have been told anyway. Now that Kyle has this netbook I have downloaded all the pictures I have been stashing away on my camera. So I decided I would go through them all a little at a time. I tell ya, I could really get addicted to all this modern techno stuff! I you guys should really be proud of me. Cause to tell ya the truth when it comes to electronics I run screaming...VERY loud...as far away as possible. My coffee pot still blinks 12:00 (even though my Mom tried to set the time herself...nope...didn't work...guess I know where I get my non-geek squad ability from...yepo!)

Merry Christmas from the family.......

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Well Christmas is over and I braved a few stores and got a few deals on some wrapping paper....cause u can never have too much!
We had a wonder time cooking eating and spending time with family......and guess what I am typing on right now?????

If you guessed a laptop....your close...it is a netbook (thanks Santa!!!!) Kyle was so excited as he went on a wild goose hunt all around the house with hints left everywhere (even in the freeze) he finally found it hidden in the fireplace(no we didn't have a fire going...duh?????)

I have now stashed all the Chritmas decorations and memories back up in the attic every so NOT neatly....until time to drag them out next year. so for now I will leave you with a few pictures.

Well I should have known......

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should've known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.


I think I'm on the Naughty List!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

.....yep, I think Ole' Santa must have me down for coal & switches.....

...cause there sure aren't any presents under the tree with my name on them...


But have no fear. The hubs is going shopping for me today...YIPEEE! I must say he is a mighty brave soul to venture out to shop this close to Christmas...and not to mention that he has the patience of a gnat.

So wish him luck ladies.

Cause Momma needs a new pair of shoes...hot pink New Balance to be exact!!!!!

Another conversation with Kyle......

Monday, December 21, 2009

I was in my bathroom Friday night getting ready to cut my nails and I couldn't find my clippers so I yelled out to Kyle to see where his pair where.

Me: Hey Kyle?

Kyle: Hey Mom!

...man I hate when he does that!

Me: Are your fingernail clippers in your bathroom?

Kyle: Nope....they left today and headed to Florida for the weekend!

....sometimes I don't even know why I bother!!!!!!

Oreo Balls a.k.a "Doodie Balls"

Friday, December 18, 2009

1 pkg cream cheese
1 bag oreo cookies
1 pkg chocolate bar sguares(the one that come with the mirowave tray works best and less mess)

NOTE: Let the cream cheese set to get room temp. That makes it easier to mix.

Blend entire package of oreos in food processor to makes oreo crumbs.
Use mixer to combine oreo crumbs and cream cheese.
Roll into small balls and place on wax paper lined tray. Put in fride to cool for about 10-15 min.

Melt chocolate bars according to directions on the bag. I recommend buying the one that comes with a mirowave tray. You can find these in the same isle as the pudding, nuts and and pie fillings at the store.

Use a tooth pick to hold the balls while you dip each one in the chocolate and then place on wax paper to cool.

Makes about 50 balls. Store in airtight container.

No need to refridgerate after made.

Hope you guys enjoy my famous Doodie Balls...well, that's what Chris calls them anyway!

What I miss most

Being so far away from my family around the holidays makes me think about all the things I miss most this time of year.

I have been so blessed with a wonderful husband who would do anything in the world for me....and well....a son who would do anything in the world to stay off the naughty list! But there are so many things that I miss about being in Kentucky for Christmas.

~I miss the smell of bacon cooking on Christmas morning as I would walk in my Grannys' house....but it would always get cold before we could all sit down to eat(cause my Uncle would ALWAYS be late!!!!)

~I miss getting to see all my family on Christmas.

~I miss my Granny's coffee can fudge and chicken & dumplin's. They were good enough to make you cry!

~I miss my Dad. He always loved Christmas.

~ I miss hearing the Christmas Cantada, and seeing the hanging of the greens and the children's Christmas play in the little country church where I grew up.

But most of all I miss the anticipation and wonder in Kyle's eyes on Christmas Eve as he waited and wondered what would be left under the tree by Santa. Once your child no longer believes in Santa the magic seems to be gone.

Yes, Chris and I will still stay up late on Christmas Eve to get everything "just right" before finally slipping off to bed. Cause even though Kyle knows there is no Santa we still do it anyway....it just wouldn't be Christmas if we didn't!

Santa's give slam out!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

....whew...I don't know about you but I am give out. All the rushing, shopping, wrapping, baking is taking it's toll on me. Here is a quick run down of what I have been up to and what is still yet to come....

This past weekend:

Sat-cleaned house and cooked for my Ornament exchange with all the girls.

Sun- Sunday school, then church, then Christmas shopping with Kyle for the girlfriends present...that is enough to scare anyone to death. NOTE TO SELF- don't ever, ever, ever take 2 teenagers Christmas shopping in the rain again. Yep, I took Kyle and his girlfriends best freind(yep, you read it right...she said she just had to go to give a 2nd opinion on the gift he was gonna get). I think things would have went much smoother if I would have a had a double stroller to keep both of them contained in one place! Then rush back to church for Christmas play practice.....then back out to Walmart to shop for the childs name we picked off the angel tree.....by this point my legs were wobbly. my hair flat to my head and my stomach growling!!!!!!

Mon- Chris gets home. Pick Kyle up at 6:30 from the basketball game. Rush home to make supper and get Chris's laundry all washed up.

Tues- stop at the store after work then rush home, throw a ham in the oven for supper then get one more load of laundry done for Chris, make over 100 oreo balls....I think I gained 10lbs just rolling those little suckers in chocolate!


Wed- try and get my hair done and make 2 eyebrows instead of 1

Thurs- pencil in time to breath...subject to change without notice!

Friday- dress rehearsal at the chruch for the Christmas play, then pizza party and Christmas caroling.

Sat- Head to Raleigh to finish up last minute shopping

Sun- Christmas play at church and then covered dish lunch afterwards.

So....what the heck have all you guys been up to????????

The Grand Tree!!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

So here she is...in all her 12 foot glory!!!!

Ain't she just a beauty????

She almost kicks our butt's every year with all her 12 feet of limbs, 5 huge pieces and cords that could incircle the earth 10 times and plugs that should hook up to heaven only knows...not to mention the 2 tall ladders required to be perfectly stationed on either side of her....it is a major task we under take every year...and just when we think we have it down to a science....well.....we don't!

So, I must say a HUGE thank you to my wonderful husband for all the grunts, tugs, pulling, lifting, balancing, mumbling under his breath, here hold this steady here for just a sec, oh, wait...this cord needs to go...oh, hang on I have a cramp in my...wait...I need a male plug to go with this female one over here and.....well crap.....there is no way that one is gonna streach all the way down there.......


she's done!!!!!!!

So who's gonna come help me take her big butt down after Christmas???????

So what do ya think?????

Friday, December 11, 2009

Do you like my new winter layout????

I was gonna pick out something with more of a Christmas theme but then I thought since that will be over in only 2 weeks...YIKES....2 weeks...oh Lord, baby Jesus in a manger where has the time gone......

....anyway.......back to my new look.......I decided I would just go with a winter theme instead.....you like??????

~Christmas ME~

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1. What is your Favorite Christmas Movie?
I don't know. I have so many. I am a HUGE sucker for Christmas movies!

2. What is your Least favorite Christmas Movie?
Really don't have one

3. What is your favorite Christmas song?
O Holy Night

4. What Christmas song(s) drives you crazy?
Dominque the donkey...if you have heard it...you'd remember..trust me!

5. What is your favorite Christmas Drink? (ie. egg nog, hot chocolate)
Grande Non Fat Peppermint Mocha!!! Starbucks...YUM

6. What is your favorite Christmas Memory?
I don't know. I have several, some when I was a child and then most are of Kyle's Christmas's.

7. What is the best toy/gift you've received on Christmas?
I would have to say my Baby Skates and all my Barbie stuff.

8. What is the worst toy/gift you've received on Christmas?
It really wasn't something I received but it was the year Kyle got the 4 wheeler....he was 10 that year and Chris was bound and determined that Santa was not getting all the credit for that gift! So I made Chris promise to atleast let us enjoy Christmas Day...but the next day Chris could not wait to tell him the truth...there was NO SANTA....and Mom & Dad had bought the 4 wheeler for him.

9. What do you LOVE about the holidays?
EVERYTHING! Christmas songs, family, cooking, wrapping, shopping and watching Kyle getting all excited.

10. What annoys you about the holidays?
That I can't be with all my family on Christmas

11. Do you prefer star or angel on top of a Christmas tree? Or something else?
A huge bow!

12. What is your family favorite recipe at Christmas?
I have have to say coffee can fudge. No, it doesn't have coffee in it, but my Granny would alway store it in a Maxwell House coffee can after she made it. It was the BEST!

13. Are you a Grinch or a Who at Christmastime?
Cindy Lou Who all the way!

14. Christmas light displays - Love them or Hate them?
there okay...some go a tad overboard

15. Santa's at the mall - Fun times or Creepy?
okay as long as they have a "real beard"

16. Christmas cards - do you send them, yes or no?
Absolutely! Most of my family live out of state.

17. What is the best thing about Christmas, in your opinion?
Listening to Kyle read the Christmas story every year. It melts my heart.

18. What is the worst thing about Christmas?
Taking down the decorations when it's all over!!!!!

19. When do you put the tree up and take it down?
I put it up the 1st weekend in December and it would come down Christmas night if I had the energy to do it! But most the time it is down before my head hits the pillow on the 26th!!!! Once it's over...it's over...I am not one of the people who leave it up until New Years.

20. Out of the 12 days of Christmas, which day and item would you want your truelove to give to you?
Since I'm not crazy about birds, allergic to milk, not crazy about having men in tights jumping all around my house, would have a headache from all the drums a drumming and pipers piping I will just take the gold rings please!

21. Why do you think that Grandma got run over by a reindeer?
too much egg nog????

22. Who is your favorite reindeer?
Leroy the redneck reindeer...of course!

23. Do you believe in Santa Claus?
as long as you believe, you receive!!!!!

24. What is your favorite smell at Christmas time?
Christmas Eve by Yankee Candle

25. What would make you happy at Christmas this year?
For Chris to get a transfer back home!!!!

Please let me know if you decide to play along. I'd love to read your answers. :-)

2 Points~

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ahhhhhhh......sweet VICTORY!!!!!!!!

I am sure most of you out in blog land have no idea what I am talking about, so I will tell ya.....

Final Score
Kentucky 68
North Carolina 66

{{see me do my happy dance}}

{{{shake, shake}}}}

That's right folks.....Saturday at my house was let's just say....ummmmmm...a little on the loud side (and it was not due to putting up and decorating a 12 foot Christmas tree)

Ya see, the Hub's is a die hard Tar Heel fan...and well me......I was born in the great "Bluegrass State" of Kentucky. So come basketball season we each have our own cheering stations to say the least. Well, I cheer...he yells! The entire game was ruled by the Wildcats. They didn't miss a beat...unlike the Tarheels..they missed everything...including the basket. :O)

So, now I am here today to bask in the glory of his pity party and rub a little salt in his wounds...hehehe.....all while listening to my Wildcats roar!!!!!!!

Just wait until Final Four time...it will just get worse around the Owens house...say tuned...this won't be a pretty season!

GO CATS!!!!!!!

Ornament Exchange

Friday, December 4, 2009

They came....they came!!!!!! I had a huge suprise in my mail box last night when I got home!!!!

I signed up for the secret ornament exchange with It's A Wonerful Life (valeriegail.blogspot.com)and I must say that Misty did a great job picking my ornaments!!!!!! You can find her blog over at www.mistywagner.blogspot.com.

Here are pictures of all my goodies...sorry about the picture quality. I used my phone.

I got 2 Studio 56 Snowmen ornaments, a Studio 56 snowglobe ornanment and a box of chocolate's shaped like ornaments...yep, pretty sure they won't make it to tree :O)

Anyway, thanks so much Misty for your thoughtfulness!!!! I love each ornament you sent me and I know they will look just great on my tree...which I hope to get up this weekend!

Top 10 Thursday!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

For todays Top 10 I thought I would revert back to my childhood Christmas's and reflect on my favorite "Santa" gifts....

1. Baby Skates - This little doll was awesome. I think I sat on the floor for hours watching her skate around.

2. Barbie McDonald's - I loved Barbie and this was the icing on the cake for me. It came complete with booths for her to sit in and even trays to serve the food on....now how cool is that!

3. My Little Pony castle - I grew up in Kentucky and none of our horses lived in castles but My Little Pony did!

4. My China doll - this was a gift from my Granny...I adored her!!! She was just the most beautiful thing I had ever seen....until I sat her down in the driveway to straigten her balnket and then all the sudden....BANG!...her he busted.....then I ran screaming into the house with tons of tears...I don't think I have ever been the same since then.

5. My kitten - yep, a real one! When I was younger I loved cats....ALOT has changed since then....I can't stand them now! Anyway, it was Christmas Eve and my Dad always had to work 1/2 a day so when he got home they told me to come sit down in the livingroom and close my eyes...of course I did...cause I LOVE suprises...and then I felt something warm & fuzzy on my legs....it was a KITTEN!!!! I named him CC for (curious cat) and he lived up to his name and later died in a not so pleasant dryer accident.

6. Boom Box- Any of you guys remember BEGGING for one of these baby's back in the
80's??? I thought I was way cool with my HUGE boom box and Tina Turner, Debbie Gibson and Janet Jackson tapes.....yep cassette tapes....good grief!!!

7. Guess Jeans - yep...the acid washed ones with the big red upside down triangle on the back pocket...would that my right butt cheek look just wonderful now???? I THINK NOT!

8. Cabbage Patch Kids - I received my first Cabbage Patch for my birthday. The second one, a preemie boy I got for Christmas. And I still remember his name...
Simon Lebon...strange huh?

9. Smurfette - Loved the Smurfs growing up. So one Christmas morning I had a Smurfette doll sticking her cute little head out of the top of my stocking!

10. Barbie Condo- Does anyone remember this one? It was a 3 story cardboard condo complete with drawstring elevator!!!! It was the coolest thing ever! Barbie now had a home!!!!!

So those are just a few of my all time favorite Christmas gift from "back in the day" hope you enjoyed it!

~Kyle Christmas List~

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I thought I would share Kyle's ever growing, very expensive and sooooo far over the top Christmas list for this year.

Some of the items on the list will be filled, while others will be left to hopefully be forgotten....good thinking...huh????

1. Dirt Bike- Not a chance!!!! He already has a Honda Rancher 350 and my theory is, he only has one skinny little butt, thus he can only ride one :O)

2. Labtop computer - STRIKE 2!!! He hardly ever puts his phone down as it is. If we were to get him a computer we would NEVER see his cute smiling face!

3. Nitro R/C Remote truck - have you guys seeen these things??? The are powered by gas and nitrous and go 55mph!!!! For those of you who know Kyle can you imagine him with this much speed in the palms of his hands....I THINK NOT!!!!!

4. A kitten - Chris and I both are not big cat people...nuff said

5. Clothes - now your talking!

6. DVD movies - yep...I can work with this

7. Playstation Games(Madden 2010) - more resonable....

8. Phiten Torando Necklace - He got one 2 yrs ago for his birthday...have no clue where it is now...but that doesn't matter cause he is currently wearing 3 that belong to Morgan(the Girlfriend)...yep....and there ALL pink...????????

9. .22 gauge shotgun - thought about this one...thought came and went in about 3 seconds......

10. Blackberry phone - STRIKE 3...your OUT!!!!! I don't see him EVER having a phone nicer than mine...unless he is paying the bill.

So there you have people...the Christmas list of a 13 year old boy...what ever happened to all those Christmas mornings with a livingroom full of trucks, cars, power wheels, John Deere tractors, talking Barney, Elmo and other fun toys????? I guess they are now just Christmas memories that will forever be tucked away in my heart.

How bout we don't make this a family tradition.....

Monday, November 30, 2009

This year was NOT the perfect Thanksgiving.....never in my life have I not spend Thanksgiving around the family table. Kyle and I hit the road early Thursday morning to go and have Thanksgiving dinner with Chris before he had to go into work.

Chris had already checked around town to see who all was going to be open on Thanksgiving......McDonald's, BoJangles and Golden Corral....hmmmmmmmm....I'll take Golden Corral. So we get to the hotel pck up Chris and head off to the Golden Corral right down the street. To my surprise the parking lot was packed!!!! I would have never thought there would be so many people who didn't cook at home on Thanksgiving......SHOCKER! Also to my surprise the buffet was $10.99 per person and that did bot included $1.85 for your drink....so after paying $42.00 for our meal we wandered around to try and find a seat....the entire time my heart breaking to the fact that this is not the way a family should be spending the holiday.

I could tell that Chris was not dealing with the whole "dinner out" thing by the expression on his face. People were constantly bumping into you, trying to squeeze past your table and Chris spend half the time eating his dinner with some old mans butt in his face!!!!!

As we left, I told both of them that I sure hope we don't make this a family tradtion!!! I could have made a huge Thanksgiving dinner and had TONS of left overs for $42.00. But at least we were all together and were able to see each other and that's what matters most!!!

After dinner Kyle and I got back on the road and headed home...cause you know I had to get in bed early to rest up for my Black Friday shopping....cause I hear that
2:50am comes mighty early in the morning :O)

I could barely get any sleep. I spend the entire night planning and plotting where I needed to head first. After much thought, Target was going to be our first stop. They opened at 5am so I would need to be in line by 4am...yep....4am!!!! We got there a few minutes after 4 and hopped in line to wait. I can't tell ya all the awesome deals I got cause sneaky eyes may stalk my blog and I don't want to spoil any Christmas morning surprises!!!! But I can say, for those of you who decided not to get your turkey filled bellies out of bed...you missed out!!!!

I spend Saturday wrapping presents and most of yesterday putting out my Christmas decorations.....now once Chris gets home he can tackle putting up my 12ft tree!!!!

Now, I will leave you with another funny Kyle story.

This one he made yesterday while setting out our nativity scene on the coffee table.

"hmmm....Baby Jesus was Made In China"

....stated by him complete with Chinease accent!!!!

Counting down the days until......

Monday, November 23, 2009

....nope not til Thanksgiving....but BLACK FRIDAY!!!!!!!

that's right....I LOVE LOVE LOVE Black Friday shopping!!!!

I am one of those crazy women that wake up at 3am on Friday and rush out the door to be at the store at 4am. Yes, I am sure are sitting back thinking "what in the world is worth getting up that early in the morning for?" Well, let me tell ya. I love to get bargains! Last year I racked up on DVD's for $2-$3 each for Kyle. Marked down from $19.99. Then I got 3 PS2 games for $19.99 each. Marked down from $39.99!!!!


Next came the Guitar Hero World Tour for $99.00.


Not to mention all the great deals I got on clothes and the free Belk gift card to the 250 people in the door....which of course I was!!!

I am not sure were I get this fettish from. My Mom was never a Black Friday shopper nor my Granny but, I will not miss it! To me, it is a really fun day...early and long...but fun. Last year we even vallet parked at the mall on Black Friday. And let me tell you, it is the way to go!!!! It was the best $10 we spent ALL day and I will doing it again this year. They park your car and when you get done shopping you just wait at the curb with all your packages and they go get it the car for you and pull it right up to the curb...AWESOME!!!!!

This year, I have several items on my "Mission List" some things for Kyle, well most for Kyle..some for Chris and one for Mom. I just love getting more for my money and seeing how far I can strech my budget....yes, I do have a budget...DUH!?!

So yes, bright and early on Thanksgiving morning you will not find me bent over a hot stove slaving away with Tom turkey....instead, I will be scanning the Black Friday ads drinking my coffee and planning my shopping.....so who's with me???????

~ I Am Thankful~

Monday, November 16, 2009

With Thanksgiving around the corner it has brought to mind just how many wonderful things I have in my life to be thankful for.

~A wonderful marriage~

~For the saftey God has placed over Chris during his career~

~A very HYPER, redneck son that sometime remembers his manners, but always makes me laugh~

~A home to lay my head each night..even thou it comes complete with a mortagage~

~A family that has put up with me all these years despite by stubborn ways~

~Totally awesome friends that would be by my side a moments notice if needed~

~That Chris and I both have jobs..even thou his has taken him 3 hrs away from us~

~That my family will all be together for Christmas~

~Memories made with my Grandparents~

~For a Mom who didn't kill me when I told her I was engaged to someone after knowing him only 4 months.~

~For a wonderful God who loves me and that I believe laughs at me daily!~

There are many more things I have to be thankful for in my life...these are only a few. I hope each of you will take time out to also count your blessings so you don't take them forgranted!

Scream like a girl....and then RUN!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

We have had a TON of rain here the past 2 days in the Carolina's...it has been a gully washer to say the least! We have a creek that runs through our property and it is Kyle's weekly job to keep the beaver dams torn down...cause those are some busy little beavers let me tell you! Everytime Kyle goes to demolish their latest "project" he comes back with a list of things he found in the dam. You will not believe how crafty those little boogers are! They have used one of Kyle's arrows for his bow, his minnow bucket and rope...and what ever else they can find that Kyle has left down by the creek. I swear it is like thaey are little Pecaso's or something with the things they weave in the dam!!!! Chris told him to make sure he brings the shovel and rake back each time he goes down there because the beavers would have a hay day working those in on the dam :O)

Anyway, back on track to my story....so when Kyle gets home it was raining way to hard for him to go down and bust up the dam, but the water from the creek is slowly creeping up in the yard. So when Chris gets home about 8 that night it was to dark to go down and still pouring the rain. So Chris gets the spot light and goes out to our back porch that is covered by the way, to shine the light and see just how far the water had come up.

While he is out there I am watching him from the comfort of our nice warm couch :O)
As he turns to walk back toward the door I see him jumping up and down with legs and arms flinging around like some crazy person. The entire time wondering what in the world is his problem????? It was like he was high stepping in slow motion.....with the spot light in one hand and his Rockette Lady high kicks he finally makes it to the door. He flings the door open while still in the middle of his "high kick chorus line routine" complete with "what the.....ahhhh Lord.....AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" when I see something fly through the air and land with a smack on the hardwood floor in the livingroom. I jump off the couch to see a snake has now landed in the livingroom!!!! I swear Chris's feet never touched the floor after that! He took off running and left me alone with it!!!! He said he had gone to get something to get it out of the house...but I don't believe that for a second...cause when he came back he still didn't have anything in his hands and had to kill the snake with MY pink flip flop which by the way was already out on the back porch!

So there you have it....my husband ran in fear from a snake, screamed "like a girl" and then killed it "like a girl"......complete with a pink flip flop!!!!!

My hero!!!!!!!

Another Give Away!!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

I have come up with a brilliant idea....yea....I tend to have alot of those....but anywho here is my latest one.

I am leaving for NYC tonight and I will be one of MANY screaming fans standing along the fence freezing my mid-size butt off Saturday morning at the Today Show.

So what is the game you ask?

Your job is to pick me out of the crowd of many!!!!! Then post a comment and either tell me what I am wearing OR what I scream out to the camera!

I am sure you are thinking to yourself "well what if she doesn't make it on camera?"......well if you knew me, there would be no question in your mind as to weather or not I would get on. I am not afraid to act like a fool to get a camera pointed in my direction for fame. When I went this past April I made it on camera for almost 10 seconds...pretty sure thats a record!!!!!

I will take all the CORRECT answers and draw out a winner. And the best part is the winner will receive a Starbuck Gift card...WOO HOO!!!!! I will need that after I stand out there and freeze!

So take a GOOD LOOOOOOOOOONG stare at my picture....just not too close...mmmmkay!

Then turn on the Today Show at 8 am EST Saturday morning!!!!

Good luck!!!!

I'll be waving at ya.....promise!

PS....Mom & Teresa...you can't play...cause that wouldn't be fair :O)

Top 10 Thursday!!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Time for Top 10 Thursday again....man this thing keeps coming back around doesn't it????? Since I am heading off to the Big Apple (aka New York City) this weekend I thought I would give you guys a quick list of things I hope to see, do or buy while I'm there.

1. Buy a new Coach, Prada or some other awesome designer purse!

2. Be on TV during the Today Show!!!!

3. Knock a few gifts off my Christmas list.

4. See Lady Liberty again...she my favorite!

5. Go in FAO Swartz toy store...and maybe buy some gifts for some kidlets.

6. Stroll into Tiffany's just to take a gander at one of those cute little "Blue Boxes".....aahhhhhhhhh

7. Get some good deals in China Town

8. Eat some real New York style cheesecake....YUMMMY!!!!

9. Go ice skating in Rockefeller Plaza

And last but not least...........

10. Maybe see someone famous strolling down the streets...other than Sponge Bob and Elmo....cause I saw them last time.

I will update you next week on how many of these items I was able to accomplish...hopefully ALL OF THEM!!!!

Whew....that would be a looooooooong.......daaaaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!

My Christmas Wish List

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Isn't this just the cutest little watch you have ever seen???? And I need a new one too...my battery is dead in mine....what you say???? a battery is a whole lot cheaper......I know, but this won has a bettter "cute factor"

LOVE LOVE LOVE this new perfume at Victoria Secret...smells very YUMMY!!!!

Maybe I can find this little cutie right here in New York this weekend!!!!

Coach Ring....NICE......Size 7 please.....

I know some of these items are a little pricey...but it's my list and I can put what ever I want on it...right?......RIGHT!!!!! Some of these things I will never get or be able to afford...but a girl can always dream can't she??? I think so!!!!

So if I can't have any of the above items I will just take.....

Having Chris home for Christmas!!!!!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Are we scary looking or what???? Sorry about my boys having the "deer in head lights" look. I guess they have hunting on the brain...hehehe!!!!!

And if your wondering what the "green junk" is on the side of my face...... it says #1 Mom

Me & Chirs

Monday, November 2, 2009

Here is a neat little thing I came across so I tought I would share it with all of you. I know I tell you guys a great deal about me at times but very little about the both of us.....so here ya go. I hope you guys find it entertaining!!!

Questions about Me & Chris.....

1. What are your middle names?

Mine is Lynn (after my Uncle's middle name Robin Lynn) and his is Jay..don't where his Mom got it..I never asked...sorry!

2. How long have you been together?

Well, lets see....we met August 1, 1994 and were married August 12,1995 and today is Novemeber 2, 2009...you do the math....I SUCK at math!!

3. How long did you know eachother beofre you started dating?

This is a trick question cause we met at a stop light while we were both on vacation and have been together ever since. So I guess I would say a few hours maybe.....Lord that sounds horrible doesn't it!!!!!

4. Did you go to the same school?


5. Are you from the same home town?

You guys must not have paid attention to question #3!!!!!

6. Who's the smartest?

Oh boy I love this question!!!! I would really have to say it depends on the subject. I would tend to say me under most circumstances but then again I would even know where to begin to change the oil or a tire or pull the boat on a trailer. And when it comes to putting something together I just look at the picturesa nd Chris waste all his time ready each step...but then again I aleays wind up with extra pieces left over from some odd reason!

7. Who is most sensitive?

ME! I win that one hands down. But I have to say that Chris is getting a big ole soft spot in his old age.

8. Who has the worst temper?

For those of you that know me there is no need for me to answer this question.....

9. Who does the cooking?

Me, with Chris wacky hours we would all starve to death before. But he does do all the cooking on the grill.

10. Who is the most stubborn?

See answer in question #8

11. Who wakes up earlier?

Me...unless Chris is going fishing or hunting. Or if you count getting off work at 4 am getting up earlier then he wins.

12 Are either of you neat freaks?

That would be both of us excluding Kyle's areas of the house and the weight room(leave that door closed!). Very rarely is my house "out of order". We both agree that everything has it place.

13. Who is more jealous?

Neither. If you have a long distance releationship that factor is out the door. Trust is #1

14. Who eats more?

Kyle!!! oh wait...this was between Chris & I ...sorry...I pick Chris then :O)
He may be thin but don't let him full ya!

15. How long did it take for your relationship to get serious?

I really think we both knew from day one that we were meant to be together.

16. Who does the laundry?

Me...Chris knows taht no matter how high the pile gets...NO TOUCHY!

17. Who's better with a computer?

depends on if you mean working with one or yelling at one. Chris loathes his work computer...it's posessed!!!

18. Who drives when you are together?

Are you serious...you try driving with a State Trooper as a co-piolet..NAH UH!

19. What is "Your Song" ?

"Keeper of the stars" by Tracy Lawerence

So there you have it. I hope I have answered some of your questions. Please leave me a comment if you want to know any more tidbits of info on us! But pretty much we are just boring ordinary people!

Lazy day at the office..zzzzzzzzzz

Friday, October 30, 2009

Yep...this is me...all dressed up in my Halloween costume...comfy looking huh???

I decided to come in my PJ's and house shoes...sure hope they don't expect alot out of me today!!!!!

Yes, I am rockin' the pigtails....sexy!!!!!


I bet you can never guess what was going on at my house at 3:30 this morning??? I was pulled awake out of my blissfull slumber to a glowing light coming from the kitchen. Could it be that the Great Pumpkin is paying me a visit early????

No so much! I staggered toward the kitchen as I hear faint little beeps....the microwave????? Is it possible????? What in the sam hill......

As I turn the corner what do I see?????? Kyle, putting something in the microwave!

Me "What are you doing?"

Kyle, "making me some chicken nuggets"

Me "but it's 3:30 in the morning!"

Kyle "but I'm hungary"

Me "well just hurry up and be quite!"

Kyle "okay, do ya want some?"

Me "nah, I'm good!"


Then I shuffle bag to my warm bed and Chris rolls over to ask what is going on.

Me "your son is in the kitchen making chicken nuggets"

Chris "to be sure not"

Me "yep"

Chris "k, nite"

Me "night"

......I new the Great Pumpkin would let me down again this year!

I will try and post pictures of me in my costume later today.....stay tuned!!!!

Top 10 Thursday!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's that time of week again. Time for the Top 10 Thursday...brought to you by ME...well really Sara @ Domestically Challenged...anywho. Since Halloween is Saturday I thought it would be very fitting to list my Top 10 ALL time favorite Trick-Or-Treat candy. Most of the time I don't list itmes in any certain order but today they will fall according to my pallet...get it???.......pallet.....

oh, I kill myself sometimes.....

I have already stuffed my treat bags at home for the Trick-Or-Trunk at church. Kyle helped me assemble the bags and by looking at the size of the trash pile beside him when we got done, I think he ate more than he stuffed!!!!

So here ya go...my list......

1. Milky Way - My all time favorite candy bar. I love the melty, gooie carmel!

2. Heath Bars - LOVE LOVE LOVE these too. I use to take on in my lunch every day in High School.

3. Milk Duds - more carmel...nuff said!

4. Sweet Tarts - I will eat them till my tongue bleeds!!! No joke

5. Whoppers - I love these things!!!

6. Kit Kat - those little waffer layers get me every time.

7. Laffy Taffy - you put them in the freeze for a while...kinds like ice cream...YUM.

8. Sixlets - many of you may know what this candy is but it was on on my favorites as a kid.

9. Suckers - I love any kind of hard candy

10. M&M's - PLAIN please...not nuts, hate nuts!!!!!

Now I have made my self have a sweet tooth...gotta run and raid my stash bucket.....

Dear Highway Patrol,

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I am sending you this letter via my blog because well, in all honesty, I can't bust up in the Colonel's office and tell him exactly how I feel....well...I could.....but I don't think that would be in the best interest for the hub's job.

So, here are some things that have happened in the mere short time since you gave my husband the promotion that requires him to be in a new duty station ready to go in a week's time.

We had to explain to our son that Daddy will only be home on his days off, which may only be one or two days a week...to only hear him reply..."that's sure not alot." And answer the questions, "who will take me hunting? Who will take me fishing?"

Chris has run around town trying to tie up all the lose ends, get uniforms to and from the cleaners, clean out his car, and look for a place to stay all while still working his shift because if you know him like I do...he is no slacker!

We both new and understood that this was possible when he got in the promotion process, however, I didn't know that orders would be given in such short notice with so much to do and still be expected to work your regular shift while getting them done.

Yes, you can bet your badge that he will be there bright an early on Monday morning with shoes shined so clean you can eat your breakfast off of them and still be able to see your reflection when your done. His uniform, now addorned with Sgt. strips, will be pressed with HEAVY starch and fit like a glove. His badge will be so polished that it could light the universe and his duty belt will be free of dust and grim and hang just perfect on his physically fit torso. His hand shake will be firm and he will have a stead fast look of dertermination in his eyes.

Cause you see....Chris is a special breed, he may faulter, he may stumble and he may make mistakes.....but he will never, ever give up! He loves what he does. He was born with it in his blood. After all, he wasn't voted Trooper of the year for nothing!!!!

Wife of the best trooper...I mean Sergeant in the state

I would like to thank the academy....I mean Tamela.....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This award I won from my Kentucky Blog Buddy Tamela over @ A Brunette Making it one day at a time....she gave it toome cause she loves me...well more like stalks my blog...just kidding Tamela!!!!

So here are the rules...

This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

So with out further ado.....here are my 8 lucky winners. Blogs that I love to read and have become my friends!!!

Erica @ Scottsville

Sara @ Domestically Challanged

Cathy @ Tales of the TCKK Family

Meagan @ Meagan & Garrett plus one

Becky @ In The Trenches

Short Southern Momma

Emotional Diva

and I pick Tamela too even though she gave this award to me...you don'y have to do another post I just wanted to let you know that you are a wonderful bloggy buddy!!!

Hope you ladies all pass it on to your "new found friends".

Emotion OVERLOAD!!!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I really don't think my heart can handle anymore tugging at this time or it is going to burst into a million pieces!

Yesterday Kyle was baptized and Chris was Ordained as a Deacon in the church...needless to say I was one PROUD blubbering, weeping, emotional woman!!!! It was a wonderful day seeing my 2 boys go before the church and commit their lives to the Lord. Chris gave an awesome testimony that had the entire church in tears by the time he was finished...even the men! The Lord has blessed me many times over with a wonderful husband that I don't come close to deserving.

On a funny note, when I was rushing around Sunday morning and packing Kyle's things for the baptism I forgot one important item....

Shorts- CHECK

White T Shirt- CHECK

Towel - CHECK

Brush - CHECK

....what's missing you ask??????


of course we didn't realize my flub until he was getting changed for the baptism.....soooooooo Kyle got baptized comando style!!!!!!!!! Yep, NO DRAWS!!!!!!
We had to keep the dry ones he had worn to church to put back on....cause we were having covered dish lunch in the fellowship hall after the ceremony.

And that my friends bring me to today....not even 1 hour ago I got a call from the hubs...asking me if I was sitting down.....yep, I usually try and sit down while I work.

He said he had good news and bad news....

man I hate whan people say that!!!!!

He said the good news is that he just got the call from the Leutinant and he has been promoted to a Sergeant with the highway patrol.

I was so excited. He has been waiting for this call for so long and has worked so hard to get to this point.

Now comes that bad news.....his duty station he has been assigned to is 3 hours away!!! That's the patrol policy, you can't get promoted and stay in the same county your are currently in! Another problem is that he has to report to his new duty station on November 1st...yep, that's right 1 week from today!!!!

My heart sank.....

There are so many things we have to get done in a weeks time that I don't even know where to begin, we have to find him a place to stay, since he will only be able to come home on his 2 days off (which more than likely will be during the week when I am at work and Kyle is at school.)

Will he be able to be home for Thanksgiving???

And he is already scheduled to be off for Christmas...is that gonna change????

He won't be able to come home to get a hot meal for supper every night.

And he also teaches the new cadets for the Basic Law Enforcement class at the college...what will happen to them?????

So that my friends is how my past few days have gone...please pray for us that the Lord will work something out that will bring Chris back closer to home. cause I am as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!!!!!

Ebay SCORE!!!!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

I am on cloud 9!!!

I just bought this entire set of items on ebay for a mere $100.00!!!!! And they are all in Kyle's size....BOOYAH!!!!!!

Here is a list of all the goodies I got:

4- Pair of American Eagles jeans
1- pair Abercrombie Kak. pants
1- pair Polo jeans
1- pair Diesel jeans
1- pair American Eagle shorts
1- pair Duck Head shorts
1- pair Old Navy shorts
1- Long sleeve Polo shirt(witb tags)
1- short sleeve Polo shirt (with tags)
1- long sleeve Abercrombie button up
2- short sleeve Hollister collar shirts

....I know....all you Mommas are ....JEALOUS!!!!!!!!

Ahhhhhhhh....I do love me a bargain......

just a little training for Black Friday shopping!!!!!!!!