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


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I am really thinking that all I want for lunch today is an M&M McFlurry from McDonald's........

enough said........

~Oh Sooooo Me~

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

As some of you may or may not know...I was born and raised in the wonderful bluegrass state of Kentucky. I grew up riding horses, watching UK basket ball and the Kentucky Derby. So when I came across this poem on another Kentucky girls blog I could not resist posting it.

For those of you who do know me can agree....THIS IS SOOOOOO ME!!!!!!

Tough girls come from New York.
Sweet girls, they're from Georgia.
But us Kentucky girls, we have fire and ice in our blood.
We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin'.
And if we have an opinion, you know you're gonna hear it.”


Monday, August 24, 2009

OMG!!!! I know I never use that stupid text short cut, but in this case it was needed to refrain me from using words far more worse and descriptive! TRUST ME! Kyle and I went to school orientation on Thursday night....Chris was working...lucky him...and since that time I have been pondering in my head the sights that I saw while walking the long locker filled hallways of the middle school.....middle school...keep that word in your mind as I finish this story!

Anyhoo, we started walking the hall with his schedule in hand looking for room numbers. Well, he was having to look for the room numbers because my eyes seemed to be bulging out of my head as I passed all these girls walking the hallways dressed in nearly nothing!!!!!!! You must be kidding me!!! These young 12-13 year old girls were wearing tight little see thru tops that you could see their cute little demi cup Victoria Secret bras through. I mean honestly, some of these girls has boobs as big as mine...and I am not too lacking in that department. The tops were accompanied by short little shorts or tight jeans that I am pretty sure had to be painted on and given time to dry before leaving the house!!!!! I was just dumb founded! I know my mouth was tragging the floor as we made it from room to room. It was not just one or two girls that were dressed like this but ALL OF THEM! I don't have a daughter so maybe I am just way off on this subject but if I did, I can assure that Chris would never let her leave the house in some of the outfits I saw that night. And I know girls mature faster at this age than boys do but Lord have mercy if those girls were mine I would have snactched them up by that pretty little head of hair and drug them back to the house to put some clothes on!!!!!

Kyle is just getting into girls but they only seem to last a week or two and then he is on to better things. I think they may get upset because he still has the "take em or leave em" mentality. Which I know will be changing soon but if I can prolong it I will. But as we walked the halls of school he seemed not even to notice the girls. Maybe it was just because "mom" was with him and I was cramping his style but if that is what it takes I have no problem walking with him to class everyday :O)

It is so hard to let him grow up. Well I guess "let" is not the correct word because it will happen weather I "let" it or not. All we can do as parents is pray that we have given them what they need to be leaders and not followers. But if I could just put a blindfold on him from 8-3 each day that would be great.....do you think that would be too embarrassing if he bumbed into lockers as he tried to make his way to class?????

Bachelorette Weekend with NO BOYS!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

I am off to spend the weekend at the beach for my friends Megan's Bachelorette Party! I am pretty sure that no inviations were mailed out to any guys so I am really bummed that Hurricane Bill thinks he can come in and be a PARTY CRASHER!!!!!!

Even though he is forcast to stay well off the Carolina coast we will be getting tons of rain this weekend......but the party will go on.


Happy Birthday to my Heather!!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today is my BFF's birthday...so......HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!!!!!!

We have been best friends since the first day of Junior High....not Middle School...which is what it is called now......does that give away my age......maybe not :O) It wasn't that long ago really?!? 5 or 6 year maybe?????

Well, more like 21 years!!! That's right folks this month will make 21 years that we have been best friends. There are few people in this world that know me better than she knows me. Which when you really think about is scary as crap!

We have been through so much together during those 21 years. And I am sure if I didn't have her by my side during some of those times I would have never been able to cope. Together we have survived Junior High, High School, first "real jobs", the death of a parent, the divorce of parents, marriage, step families and childbirth. She was with me the entire 28 hours I was in labor with Kyle. Except for the few hours she disappeared and then came back wearing a white Dr. coat....where they heck did she go anyway?????????

We have more inside jokes than you can ever imagine and wonderful memories that will last us a life time. She loves me in spite all my crazy and set ways and would be on the next plane out of Lexington if I needed her....I would just have to reimburse her for her luggage fee's when she got here!

So Happy Birthday Heather!!!! I love you dearly and thank you for always being my friend. I hope you have a wonderful day and even though I can't be with you to celebrate I will hold my own "cute little hula girl glass" high and say
cheers to YOU!

Just a lil color

Monday, August 17, 2009

Okay, so I got this bright idea yesterday that I would try and color my hair myself and save about $50 bucks. I never attempted to color my hair before....I ahve always left that up to the professionals...but how hard could it really be????

After church I head off to pick out the "right shade". That was the hardest part. I wanted to pick a color that would cover my really blonde streaks and my ever increasing little gray friends. Did I just say gray...Oh Lord I did...I am way too young and cool to sport any gray hair!!!!

Anywho, after much consideration of all the brands and colors there are too choose from I settled on Loreal Feria Expresso Medium Brown. Sounds pretty huh??? So I head home and straight to the bathroom to begin. It was actually a pretty easy task...you mix bottle #1 with bottle #2 and then add tube thingy #3 and shake well. Being oh so careful not to leave the flat cap on too long due to the hint on the directions that it could explode!!!!! Thanks for that hint in the fine print....and I am getting ready to put this exploding chemical on my head.....yep! I was pretty good in Chemistry back in High School so off I go like a mad scientist.

I get all applied and gooped up good and proceed to waith the 25 minutes to rinse.
After the 25 minutes and head to the tub to rinse all the color out and add the shine conditioner provided in the kit....I would hate to have to sport the dull mousey brown!!!!!

And here are the results....before and after pics below. Let me know what you think. I am pretty pleased with the out come. It's a little darker than I thought it would be and did cause Kyle to run screaming down the hall when he first saw me but I am sure it will fade in few weeks.

Happy Anniversary to US!!!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today is our 14 year anniversary....WOW!!!! It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when I pulled up at that stoplight in Myrtle Beach and began to talk to the cute guy in the truck next to me.
That's right, we met while we were both on vacation in Myrtle Beach. He was in the Army and stationed in Georgia and I was still living at home in Kentucky. We spent that entire weekend together at the beach then he had to leave. But only after he promised to come back the next weekend again.....I was thinking "Yeah, whatever!" So I spent the rest of my vacation week enjoying the beach. On Friday he did come back and found me driving up and down the strand.....crazy huh! And we spent that entire weekend together.
We met on August 1, 1994 and were engaged on December 24, 1994. I know it was a short time but the long distance was driving us nuts! Even when I think about it.....it was CRAZY....we were engaged and had only seen each other once a month since August.....for those of you counting that is only 5 times!!!!!! But there was no second guesses or any fear. The minute he proposed I knew the answer.....YES!
I spent the next 8 months planning the wedding while he went back to Georgia. Still only seeing each other once each month.
Once we were married I moved down to Georgia into an apartment Chris had found and our life together began. It has not been an easy road. Being the wife of a military soldier and now a State Trooper......but being married to me is not an easy task either :O)
He is truely the love of my life and the person God made just for me. Some people don't believe in love at first sight, they believe you first have to be friends and then it grows into love....I disagree.....I loved him from the minute I saw him. Without knowing his flaws, his bad habits, his back ground, his career choice or quirks. I loved him, just him, plan and simple.
And now after 14 years I know him as well as I know myself. I know what makes him smile, I know his achievments, his faults, his fear of snakes, when he is quite I know what he is thinking without a word being said, and his love and devotion for God and his family.
I thank God every day for the wonderful gift he has given me. Some people go through life and never find that special person but I am blessed to have found mine by the grace of God and one red light!