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

Another conversation with Kyle

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Well it's been a while since I have tickled your funny bone with another conversation with Kyle...who by the way is now 14 {gasp}...so I thought I would tell you a little story from the other night at our house.

Kyle has literally out grown everything he owns in the past 6 weeks. No joke!!! He has gained 10 pounds and grown over 2 inches in height (if he keeps this up I may just have to sent him off to live with a nudist colony, cause it is putting a major hurting on the ole wallet!)

Anyway, I decided I was going to measure his waist & inseam to see what size jeans we would need for back to school...and here is how it all went down.

Me: "Kyle, come here a minute and let me measure you."

Kyle: {after mumbles under his breath he enters the kitchen and turns around with his back to me}

Me: "no, I need you to turn and face me"

Kyle: {then turns around and stands with his feet together}

Me: "I need you to spread your legs apart."

Kyle: {does as instructed but has a weird expression on his face that says that I must be the dumbest person to walk the face of the earth}

Me: { I then take the tape measure in hand and take in up to "the forbidden region"}

Kyle: {then jerks back and yells} "What are you doin women!"

Me: "I am measureing your inseam!"

Kyle: {still VERY unsure with this entire ordeal} " My what!"

Me: "I am measuring to see how long your leg is."

****okay, maybe I should not have used the term leg to him*****

Kyle: {then gives me the evil eye with a smirk on his face as if he doesn't believe me}

Me: " Don't worry I am not try to measure and see how long your mess is!" {Kyle call his man parts his "Mess"}

Kyle: "alright, well just hurry it up would ya!"

I tell ya that boy is almost impossible sometimes!

Oh, and if any of you want to buy some American Eagle young mens jeans size 26/28, I have 5 pair for sell. Just let me know.

Thank You!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I just have to tell you ladies a HUGE thank you for all your prayers for us over the past week. I have been so down in the dumps the past week stressing over if we are going to have to move....and trust me....I don't look to pretty when I'm stressed(just ask My Boys!)

So here's the BIG news....

{{see me do my happy dance}}

Thank you for your encouraging comments. You ALL have been a blessing to me!

....now, I gotta run a paint my Master Bedroom and celebrate!!!!

10 silly things I do

Friday, July 23, 2010

1. I always start by drying my hair upside down.
2. I have to sleep on the right side of the bed(even if it is the side next to the door).
3. When I do laundry(which I try not to do often) I always wash darks first, whites, then towels, then sheets.
4. I have to have my bedroom door closed at night when I go to bed.
5. I get dressed before I do my hair & make-up.
6. All my purses are arranged by color and lined up on shelves in my closet.
7. I have to sit on the left side of the couch when I watch TV. If Chris or Kyle are already there then I make them move!
8. I can't walk around in sock feet. I can't stand to feel the socks rub on the floor, especially on carpet...ugh!!!!
9. I always sit in the same seat at church every Sunday(I think alot of people do this....right?)
10. I can't sit with my feet on the floor.(I either have to have on leg tucked up under my butt, or have them propped up on the coffee table, or sit Indian style on the couch, even while I sit at my desk at work they are propped up on a ledge that extends out from under my desk.

So what silly or crazy things do you have a habit of doing?????


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sorry I have missing in the blog world lately. I have just been in a funk I guess....or at least that is the word that come to mind at this moment.

Chris has his meeting at work tomorrow to get more details on if we are going to have to sell our house and move. I am trying to stay positive but it has been hard to do. Please keep us in your prayers.

I have also decided to hold off on painting our master bedroom until we hear the final word.(so that is why you have not seen any before & after pictures.) No sense in wasting my time and energy to paint if we are going to have to sell the house.

On a good note, Kyle has started working for a farmer we go to church with. It is hard work with long hours but he really loves it. He worked a few weeks for him last summer helping put up hay and harvest the corn. Right now they are pulling weeds out of the soybean field....WHAT FUN! He is so dirty and tired when he gets home. I will have to take a picture of him to show you guys.......good thing his favorite color is dirt :O)

Kyle also has a birthday coming up next week. And I am at a total loss with that. I have no idea what to get him. He needs clothes and shoes in the worst way(he has grown so much this summer) but the one thing he is dying to have his a knee board. I really think he would be good at it because he loves that water so much. He has no fear when it comes to water....its really kinda scary. So will see what happens.

Hope all of you are having a great week!!!!

Chicken or the egg????

Friday, July 16, 2010

People have debated this age old questions since the dawn of time. But last night as I sat and watched the evening news I heard this statement.

"Scientist have cracked the code on which came first, the chicken or the egg."

And yes folks, that made the evening news headlines...go figure???

The news caster went on to say how scientist have been researching this questions for the past two years and finally came to the conclusion that indeed the CHICKEN came before the egg!


you mean to tell me that some stupid scientist has waisted 2 years of his life to try figure this out? What a hoot!

I could have saved them a lot of trouble. If they would have just asked me I would have cut the time down to about 10 minutes...maybe less depending how fast of a reader they were!

Me to stupid scientist:

"here, read this. Start in Genesis Chapter 1!"

....cause I'm 99% sure God didn't say "Let there be eggs...and there were eggs!"

sometimes life sucks

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Just when you think your life could not go any better....it's summer time, your best friend is in from out of town, your husbands transfer has been approved and he is now working in the next county which allows him to be back in the same bed with you(or him climbing in one side as you slide out the other depending on what shift he is working)...but non the less.... he is home.

....then it hits......a huge slap in the face!

We got word last Thursday that due to Chris's job we may have to sell our house and move to the next county over where he is stationed. And to make matters worse our house is only 8 miles from the county line.....8 miles!!!!! We may have to sell our house, take Kyle from the only town he has ever known, all the friends he has been with since Kindergarten and his 1st year of high school for a mere 8 miles!!!!

I wish I could go into more detail, but for now I can't. For those of you here in NC if you watch the news I am sure already know.

My heart is crushed, I have cried until no more tears will come. I have prayed and prayed again that the Lord will find a way for us to stay where we are.

Please keep us in your prayers.

just not the same

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

things have been very quite around our house the past 24 hours. Kyle has left for camp and will not be home until sometime Saturday......and Chris will be working nights all week...so where does that leave me?????


well I guess I could clean the house but then I would just be tired and that's no good either.

I miss this cute face with his stupid white sunglasses(and yes Justin Bieber, my son was rockin the long flowy locks way before you were!)
I miss the constant choas that follows him every where he goes. I miss the empty candy and snack cake wrappers laying all ove rthe place.
Heck I even miss the dirt & mud trail he leaves behind on the hardwood floor.
....did I really just say that????

I hope he is having a great time at camp but I sure wish he would hurry back home!

Trouble on the horizon.....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I am so excited! My BFF from Kentucky will be here tomorrow...eek!!!!! Here are some pictures from her visit last summer. We always have a blast when we are together. We layout on the beach, lounge on the boat, do some shopping and make some of the best mixed drinks you have ever tasted!
Heather and I go waaaaaaaayyyyyy back. We met during 7th grade in Jr. High(yes it was called Junior High back in the day and NOT Middle School) and immediately became the best of friends. Boy did we cause some trouble back in our day. I could tell you guys some stories that would have you shaking your heads and laughing until your face hurt. We have enough "inside jokes" to fill a legal pad and it's a wonder the two of us are still alive and kicking to talk about them.
I never had a sister growing up but Heather seamed to fill that spot. We were always together either at my house or hers. My parents welcomed her with open arms and she blended in just like she was one of there's too. We both had chore list each day during the summer and would run between both houses helping the other knock their list out so we could head to the pool. We have cleaned each others rooms, washed each others family laundry(yes I folded her brothers underwear more than once!) washed dishes and ran the vaccum.....now that's true friendship !!!!
So I am counting down the hours until her plane lands...so if you don't here from me for a few days, don't worry...I will be back with funny pictures and stories to tell you from our visit.
Be back soon!

The house that built me-Part 1

Friday, July 2, 2010

How many of you out there have built a house???? And when I say "built a house" I don't mean hire a contractor or builder that builds they house for you while you sit back and eat ice cream and pick out paint colors and cabinet knobs! No way! When Chris and I had a brilliant idea to "build a house" we thought it would be fun to do most the work ourselves and save tons of money!!! Great plan....right????

It really was a good plan and we did save a ton of money but it doubled our time from 4 months to about 9 months. We enlisted family members to help us along the way...one major player and the brains behind the operation was my Step Dad. He has built several houses in Kentucky so he packed and moved down to NC with us for a few months to help get everything "under roof"...and he drug my Mom along so she could document the house from the ground up in pictures(thus leaving me with TONS of pictures)

The one above is of our empty lot...like how is covered in Kutzu? If you have no clue what Kutzu is, just google it and it will tell that it can grow 12 inches per day and will NEVER DIE!!!!

Nothing kills this junk I swear!

The concrete truck pouring the footer(I may lose some of you guys on some of this house techy terms so bare with me)

Kyle spreading mortar(I love how little he looks)

Trying to hid and take a break!

Kyle was always keeping the help company. He loved asking questions and learning how to built things.

Yep...that's me...hard at work! We spent every weekend out at the house for 9 straight months. There was never any question about "Hey Babe, what do you want to do this weekend???" Nope...it was all about the house!

Kyle working the hammer.

LOOK! It's my living room....what??? You can't tell????? geeeezzzzzz!

Me, taking a much needed break. I was actually putting glue down on each beam for the subfloor to be laid.

hmmmmmm.....I don't think he is wearing the proper "house building attire"

Raising the first wall!!!! I was at work when they did this so I am SUPER glad my mom was there to get pictures.

This is Chris writing "His" on MY closet door header (cause my closet is bigger)...neener, neener, neener!!!!

Sweet little Kyle raises a bathroom wall all by himself!

This will always be hidden under the sheet rock in the hall of our house.....{{tear}}

Me holding the ladder while the guys are up top.....see...told ya I learned alot!

We have so many pictures from start to finish that I will have to break it up in several post for you.

....to be continued.........