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

River Rats.....thats us!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

So we spent this past weekend on the river enjoying the sunshine and cool water. We did a little tuben some sunnin and a lot of eatin..... He are a few picture I snapped of Kyle and his snazzy jumps off the boat(with Dad as the attack shar)....du-dum du-dum du-dum....

Kyle also drove the boat as Dad tested out the waters on the tube...what fun that was to watch Kyle stry his hardest to throw his Daddy off the tube and into the water!

Beach Pictures

On the road.....again

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I can hardly stay in my seat as I write this post because I am too excited! I leave for home tomorrow morning...well not really my home since I didn't grow up in the house where my parents are currently living...but anyway...it's where my Mom is and so we will call it my home in Kentucky.

Kyle and I will set off on I-40 bright an early tomorrow morning to make the oh sooooooooo looooong 9 1/2 hour drive. Did I mention it takes 9 1/2 hours .....{{Sigh}} my legs are going numb just thinking about sitting that long! Not to mention making that drive with my VERY hyper and talkitive 12 year old ....but I think it will be great for me to spend some time with him and make some great memories along the way.

So adios to my blog friends. My road trip will be underway shortly and I will send you a post tomorrow night when we are safe and sound at Mimi's house in Kentucky! But first I have to go home and finish packing and re-packing(since I really haven't unpacked from our beach trip last week.)

~Until Next Time~

Back in the real world!

Monday, June 22, 2009

What a wonderful vacation we had! We enjoyed the awesome weather at the beach and some time at the river on our boat. It was so nice to get away for awhile...but now it is back to the grind for 2 days and then I am off on vacation again...YIPEEEEE! That's right...Kyle and I leave on Wednesday morning to head to the wonderful Bluegrass State.... aka.....KENTUCKY! This will be our first "road trip" alone without Dad to be our driver...but I am up for the challenge...I will just take my duck tape for Kyle's non stop chitter-chatter and away we go!

Here are a few pics of the bech I took with my phone. I will have to post the ones from my camera later when I am in Kentucky. So you will have to check back cause I took some great ones!

~Until Next Time~

Vacation Time

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We are off to enjoy the rest of the week on the beautiful North Carolina Coast....see ya on Monday...I know your jealous...right?

Bubba the Barber

Monday, June 15, 2009

So, I get home Friday after work to rush in and get Kyle and rush right back out the door for VBS.

Kyle has already had a shower and should be ready to go. As I run in our bathroom to tell my husband bye(since he will be working ALL night) I notice several pieces of long wet hair in my sink.....since Chris has really short hair I ask him, "did you cut Kyle's hair?" to which his answer is "no, why?".....

I yell for Kyle who comes bounding in the room with his hair still wet from his shower and a Yankee's cap on.

Me -"Kyle, did you cut your hair"

Kyle- "yes"


Kyle- "because it didn't look right over my ears in this hat"

Well, by all means then hack it off!!!! Honestly, you would think of a toddler getting a hold of a pair of scissors and hacking away at their bangs but who would think you need to put scissors out of reach of a 12 year old.......NOT ME!

So then I ask him if he was trying to play barber....to which he replies...

Kyle- "what is a barber"

Me - "it's what a man is called that cuts hair"

Kyle - "then what do they call a women that cuts hair a Barbara"

Oh good grief I give up...this boy is a mess!!!!! I can never stay upset with him too long he is way to funny!!!!

So needless to say we headed off to VBS with a "new do" still hidden under the Yankee's hat!

Friday Thoughts~

Friday, June 12, 2009

Not much going on today...still recooping from out HUGE cookout feast here at work yesterday....I just LOVE food days...Yumm :O)

So instead of spending this weekend in NYC like I did last weekend I will be teaching at VBS(Vacation Bible School) I will have the young teens. I really enjoy teaching this age. They are not to "big for their britches" and young enough to enjoy some crazy games. Tonights game involves water balloons..hehehe.

One of my fondest memories as a child was attending VBS each summer at my oh so tiny country church slam out in the middle of "God & Nowhere". I always loved that week spent with old friends, fun games, and snacks. But most of all learning the nightly bible verses and theme songs. I still remember one year we had a song called "Arky Arky" come on Jennifer, you know you want to sing it with me :O)

Uhmmmmm....Let me clear my throat...memememememe

okay, I'm ready...

The Lord told Noah to build him an arky arky
Lord told Noah to build him an arky arky
Build it out of gopher barky barky
Children of the Lord

The animals the animals they came in by twosy twosy's
the animals the animals thay came in by twosy twosy's
elephants and kangaroosy roosy's
Children of the Lord

It rained and poured for forty dayes dayes
rained and pured forty dayes dayes
Almost drove those animals crazy crasy
children of the lord

The sun came out and dried up the landy landy
Look the sun!
It dried up the landy landy
Children of the Lord!

So there you have it....one of my all time favorite VBS theme songs!!!

~Until Next Time~


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

No, I did not just get a phone call from Kyle all in a panic!!!! YES I DID!!!!

Mom: "hello"

Kyle: " Mom, my turd won't go down the toilet!"

Mom: "Do what?" keep in mind I am sitting in my office...WORKING!

Kyle: "I tried to flush but it won't go down!!!"

Mom: " Are you serious", laughing like crazy!

Kyle: getting a little upset with me for not having an oh so clever "fix" to his potty delimma..."Mom is NOT fumnny it's as long as my leg!"

Mom: now I am really laughing so hard I can barely breath." well just use my bathroom or the 1/2 bath until I get home"

Kyle: "No mom , it won't go down, I have to fix it"

Mom: (now my motherly humor kicks in) " Well you shouldn't have crapped such a huge turd. Just let it sit in there and soak, maybe it will break up"....quick clever thinking on my part..huh?

Kyle: "oh, yea good idea...I'll call you back later and let you know"

Mom: "oh, take a picture of it", I say this in a joking manner by the way,only to get this response.

Kyle: "I already did, I'll sent it to your phone"

Well I must go and wipe my eyes from the tears of laughter so I can see the picture clearly when the picture message comes in!

Man I love that boy~

Honest Scrap

Tamela @ Burnette making it one day at a time gave me this "little activity"...thanks Tamela!!!

All you need to do is post 10 true "honest" things about yourself...then pass it onto other bloggers to follow with the same.....should be easy enough since I did "100 things about me" in a post not too long ago....I will try and get 10 new things so you guys don't think I have such a boring life :O)

1. I met my husband at a stop light while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. I know I have posted this before but it still is an amazing story we will enjoy sharing with our grandchildren one day.

2. I hated college...guess that's why I only lasted 1 semester...that and I was engaged and getting ready to move to Georgia.

3. I was born with MAJOR hip problems and had to wear leg braces until I was 1 yr old and I still kinda walk like a duck.

4. I hate seafood...if it lives in water I DON'T EAT IT!!!!!!

5. I was locked out of my house by Kyle when he was only two...while he stood in side and laughed!!!! Can you say grounded for life!

6. I once locked Kyle in our black car with black leather seats while he was strapped in his carseat...keep in mind the keys were in the front seat not doing me ANY good! The hubs never found out about this and still doesn't know....SHHHHHHH it's our little blog world secret....I guess I could say I was just getting even with Kyle for locking me out of the house :O)

7. I was in labor for 28 hours!!!! My reason for only having 1 child!!!

8. I don't know how to drive a stick shift...nope tried several time...gave up...don't have the hand eye cordination or the brain compasity.

9. I am a neat freak...really everthing has it's place

10. I love big hair bands from the 80's & 90's....Guns & Roses, Def Lepard, Bon Jovi, Warrent, Poison.

I am now passing this along to....

Ashley @ The Heath Bunch (maybe she will do a new post...hint hint)
Nikki @ The Mills (maybe she will do one too)
Kristen @ Your Daily Davis Dose
Future Mama @ Baby Making Machine

Have fun you guys!!!

Last Day!!!!

That's right folks..... Today is the last day of school!!!! Even though it is the last day, well actually 1/2 a day since they only go until 12:30. I still had to drag Kyle out of the bed! I told him he didn't have to go but if you read my previous post you might say he has his "eye on the prize" aka a HUGE plaque for having prefect attendence for all 3 years of middle school..which we won't get until next year during the 8th grade awards day. So anyway, 2 yrs down...1 to go!

On another great note...we leave for a our beach vacation in 1 week.....YIPEEE! Thanks to some great friends who let you use their place right on the beach in Top Sail Island. We always have the best time just the 3 of us relaxing, tanning, fishing, crabbing, eating & lounging...sounds great...Right??? And since my son doesn't have a shy bone in is body and will make friends with a wall makes it even nicer. He always finds some boys to hang out and boogie board with. Last year while we were there Chris caught and small shark and all the kids had a blast petting it before Chris turned him free.

Well, that's all for now, better run and get back to work...DANG IT!

~Until Next Time~

Bus wreck!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Our bus guided tour had a little oopsy!!!!! When they honk it means...MOVE IT!!!!!

Kyle & Courtney

Ground Zero

New York City

New York City in less than 36 hours = EXHAUSTED!!!! But I am famous....that's right ladies...I made it in time for the Today show and made it on TV......YAHOOOOO!!! I know a ton of people saw us because the second it was over everyone's phones started going crazy with text messages and calls that they had just seen us on TV....it was soooo neat and Kyle was really excited about it. The plus side was also that I didn't have to act too crazy to draw attention to get us on TV :O)

We had a great time. Kyle has decided he NEVER wants to go back to China Town but other than that it was great. Here is a list of the places we got to see.

1. The Today Show
2. Rockafeller Plaza
3. China Town
4. Ground Zero
5. Statue of Libery/Ellis Island
6. Time Square
7. Empire State Building
8. Wall Street and the famous bull
9. St. Vincent Hospital-famous for the 9/11 victims
10. Radio City Music Hall
11. The subway...YUCKY
12. NYC taxi cab ride...even YUCKYER! (Kyle hailed his first taxi, but after he did he wasn't sure what to do next...it was too funny!)

Kyle and I both were so tired yesterday. We slept quite a bit on the way home but it still was not like my comfy bed at home. We got home about 7am Sunday morning and went right to sleep. I slept until 11 Kyle on the other hand I had to wake up at 1pm!!!!

But overall it was a great trip and time well spent making memories with Kyle. And we are already planning another trip for the fall....anyone want to go??? :O)

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Look out New York City.....

Friday, June 5, 2009

....here I come!!!! And my Bubba too....that's right ladies the count down has begun. T minus 8 hours and counting....in rocket time :O) Then I will be on a bus and on my way to the BIG Apple to shop it up in China Town with several great friends. I am so excited!!! I am just as excited for Kyle to see the Statue of Liberty, Time Square and Ground Zero.

We are going to try to make it to the Today Show, if the bus gets there in time. So watch NBC at 8am tomorrow morning....I will be the crazy lady upfront with a long haired red neck 12 year old boy,making fools out of ourselves so Daddy will be soooooo proud of us back in North Carolina......CHEEEEEEESE!!!!!

Well, I will post pictures for all to see on Monday.....

~Until Next Time~

ABC's of ME!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Okay here we go.....

A - Age - 33

B - Birth Place - Lexington, KY

C - Car - actually, I drive a Ford Explorer SUV

D - Dog - yes, 2 Chevy a Chocolate Lab and Daquiri a Chow Chow

E - Exercice - not on a regular routine but trying to get one

F - Family - Me, Chris & Kyle

G - Goals - be debt free...but don't we all have that goal

H - Hobbies - blogging, reading & shopping

I - Ice Cream - yes, love it love it love it!!!

J - Jewelry - Gold & Silver

K - Kids- yes, 1 12yr old son Kyle aka Bubba

L - Love - yes, I believe in love at first site...happened to me a stop light in Myrtle Beach.....see next comment on the outcome :O)

M - Married - yes going on 14 years in August!

N - Nickname - Myrtle...I know, don't ask...something my Mom gave me

O - Outdoors- yes, I love being outside camping, fishing, boating, tanning...whatever!

P - Parents - Mom-Melissa/Step-Dad Bennie/Dad-Ricky

Q - Quick - NO WAY! I don't run at all..... period!

R - Relaxing - I love to relax by laying out on the beach reading

S - Sports - Not really, love to watch Kyle play but that's about it

T - TV Shows - my fav is Jon & Kate & Tori & Dean on the Oxygen Channel

U - Ultrasounds - yep, several while I was pregnant

V - Vacations - Flordia, New Orleans, Tennesse, Kentucky, New York, Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks of North Carolina

W - Wreck - wrecked two cars before I turned 18....oopsy!

X - X-rays - yes, chest, sinus, wrist, back, & hips

Y - Yummy Foods - ice cream, mexican, cheese cake, fried chicken

Z - Zoo- yes, I have been 3 times in my life. I love animals!

Thanks Cari for the great blog idea!!!!!!

Whew...that took alot of brain power. I am going to rest!!!!

~Until Next Time~

My other man

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I went out to go to work I found these cute little waving putunia's placed neatly on my truck hood. Were they from Chris...nope....they were from my other man....my Lil' man (well actually not too little since he is as tall as me now. My Bubba had picked my flowers and gave me a wonderful suprise!!!! What a sweetie...he must really be milking new tires for the 4 wheeler (see previous post on getting stuck.

Mud on the tires~

Monday, June 1, 2009

Well, Kyle got the 4 wheeler BIG time stuck this weekend! As I was relaxing on the front porch enjoying my peaceful Sunday afternoon with a good book my cell phone rings.

Kyle "Hey Mom, I'm stuck."

Mom "Do what????"

Kyle "I'm stuck"

Mom "where at"

Kyle "down by the river at the sand bar"

Mom "who is with you"

Kyle "nobody"

Mom "have you called Chase or Dylan or Garrett to see if they can pull you out?"
(me keeping in mind that with Chris working how in the world was I gonna be able to get him out)

Kyle "yes, they are all at home and not out riding"

Mom "is there anything to winch too?"

Kyle "nope, I am way out in the middle by the river"

Mom thinking to herself...of course not, my son, no way!

Mom "okay let me get on the bike and I'll be there in a minute"
(actually I know it was more than a minute since he was a good mile away for me and I am not the fastest peddler on the block mind you)

So anyway, after a nice little Sunday stroll on the bike, which by the way I took his chocolate lab since I knew he would take me right to where Kyle was without me spending all of eternity finding the right one. And of course Chevy's nose was right on and took me straight to him....he's no Lassie but man he's good!

So when I ride up, full of exhaustion, sweat and legs that felt like rubber bands one of my neighbors who was out walking on the trails with her niece and nephew and came across Kyle in his moment of distress.

So being two intelligent women we look over the situation and decide that we need to put weight on the high end while Kyle give's it gas....so we kick off our flip flops and walk out over ankle deep in this mud hole. Well guess what...THAT DIDN'T WORK.

On to plan B........DIG!

So yes, we bagan to dig with our hands. Me on the front tire and her on the back tire. This took us at least 15 minutes until we thought we had dug enough mud out from around them that he could get more traction. This time I would lift up on the front side while she pushed on the back and Kyle gave it gas.......and......TA-DAH

We were all covered in splatered mud from head to toe...but I hear a good mud bath is great for your skin!!!!!