Wednesday, April 30, 2008
How to use Your IRS Rebate check... As you may have heard, each of us will be getting a tax rebate check to stimulate the economy. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China . If we spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs. If we purchase a computer it will go to India . If we purchase fruits and vegetables it will go to Mexico , Honduras , and Guatemala . If we purchase a good car it will go to Japan . If we purchase useless stuff it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. We need to keep that money here in America . The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it atyard sales, since those are the only businesses still in the US.
Do you see that?? In just 9 short days we will be outa here and headed to the sun and sand. Oh I just can't wait. I am so excited I just can't hide it. I have been surfing the net looking for new things and places to go while we are there. We are going to Big Kahunas water park for sure. Colby is just the right age to enjoy it now. I also hope to go to Grayton Beach and Baytowne Wharf too. More than anything I am just ready to get away and relax. I love taking my bible study and going down to the beach early in the morning. I am always in awe of how awesome he is and the vast ocean that he has provided for us. I love finding the beauty in all his creations. Warms this heart.
I have got to go prepare some stuff for a bridal shower we are having at work on Friday. Just like me to leave everything until the last minute.
Have a great Thursday!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Colby's Lemonade stand was a big hit. She made $9.75
This is me with the big dead deer on my shoulder........ We had a very good weekend. The garage sale was successful, Colby and I attended a Mother/Daughter Craft Tea with Jen from The Angel Company. Here are the things we made: a cool card purse using envelopes, a box to hang on your door for notes , a card and a note pad with pencil using Bind it All. I now have to get this Binding machine it is awesome.We just got home from Colby's softball game. We lost by 1 point and if we had a umpire that knew what she was doing we would have tied 3 to 3. This is the best coach we have ever had. He loves those girls and he makes sure everyone plays and has fun. IT WAS SO COLD!!!! I thought for sure it was like 35 degrees but when we left the truck said 58, well that was the coldest 58 I have felt in a while .
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Have a great week
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
It is raining again tonight. I am so sick of rain. We will be playing softball in December if we keep getting rained out.
I can't believe that the school year is almost over. Our lives seem to get so busy at this time of year. Girl scouts are ending, ball is starting, finding daycare for the summer, and I just found out that cheerleading is starting in July, and I am sending Colby to etiquette camp in July and she wants to go to a overnight weeklong camp too. I really need a wife to help me with all this stuff. Maybe the group in Texas has it right with 10 wives to a man (just kidding) but can you imagine what all they get done and get to do it with a buddy all the time. Weird I know.
It is 10 pm and I have more tutu's to finish before tomorrow nite.
Pray it doesn't rain on Friday and Saturday and we have a successful garage sale. Nothing is coming back home if I can help it.
Will be back on Sunday. Blessings until then.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Then I went to see these 2 munchkins. My neice Kaylee and nephew Ethan. I had lots of fun playing with them for awhile. It was good to see my mom to (she was babysitting) but she wouldn't let me take her photo. I will have to find one to post just so that I can tell her I did it.
Friday, April 18, 2008
i need your help. If you live in the Bentonville/Rogers area I need to know where to get something monogrammed. I don't want to drive to Springdale or Fayetteville. Please leave me a comment or send me a email if you can recommend a good place.
I found some really cute craft ideas at www.simplescrapbooks.com. Go to the simple blog and scroll down a few days.
Ok I am off to start on something.
Toot a lou
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
We had softball practice tonight. This is the first one I have made it to and it was fun. I have a problem though. I get really excited and it shows. I try to sit still and be supportive but I can't help but jump up and clap and holler out encouragement. I don't get mad or anything like that, just happy and do a happy dance. Also Colby gets tired of me taking photos. Yes I'm the Mom out in the middle trying to get a good shot. She doesn't believe me now but she will want these when she is old.
I have to tell you a story about my sister and her granddaughter. Sunday Tammy Lou called me really frustrated that Kaylee wasn't obeying her. Didn't matter what Tammy did it didn't phase her. Kaylee just turned 4 and she already has quite the attitude. So I tell Tammy to put a couple of drops of vinegar on her tongue when she back talks her. I did this with Colby when she used some words that weren't appropiate and I only had to do it twice. Well Tammy calls me yesterday to tell me the vinegar didn't work. Kaylee liked it and told her "Nan I will drink that, Nan I like that". I couldn't help but laugh. She is a big handfull and it is just starting.
I am going to the eye doctor tomorrow. Please pray that I don't have to have bifocals(sp?) see I'm not even old enough to know how to spell it. 2 years ago the doctor told me I had at least 10 years before I would need them but I notice myself looking down at really small things like threading a needle or trying to read a VERY small MP3 player. So we'll see maybe I will just need new glasses. I really would like to try contacts but I am afraid that it will be irritating to my eyes. Maybe I will go out on a limb and try some. I will let you know how it goes tomorrow.
I am going to go finish my latest Karen Kingsbury novel, only 2 chapters left.
Talk to you soon.
Monday, April 14, 2008
I have the best little troop. They are 7 & 8 years old and all so funny and spunky. I have this vision of them growing up and we will go on adventures and they will all stand together quietly, and being perfect little ladies. It will happen and everytime we go out that is what I keep in mind. They will not be this age forever. Eventually they will stop wearing shoes with wheels in them nor will they wonder off in their own little world. Oh what dreams I have for this little group of girls that have been together since they began Girl Scouting as Daisy's at the mere age of 5.
We went on a camping trip (stayed in a lodge at the Girl Scout camp) 2 weekends ago and as a scrapbooker of everything I took lots of photos. I made each of them a little 5x7 book of our weekend. I gave them the books tonight and they were a big hit. If you haven't checked out all the options at your local Sam's club, you should. You can even do a 12x12 book. I plan to do this with our upcoming beach trip for my In-laws as a Christmas gift. The 12x12 starts at $20.92. It would cost a lot more if you made a scrapbook the traditional way.
I would have added a link to the movie but I don't know how. If you know some easy instructions I would be a happy girl if you left me a comment on how to do it.
Have a great night and a beautiful Tuesday. I am off to get ready for the Bachelor!!!!!!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I got out early on Saturday to hit some garage sales but they were duds except for one. I found $20 worth of scrapbook supplies so it wasn't a total loss of my time. I did find some really cute Tommy Hilfiger flip flops at Sam's for $9.86. I thought that was a total bargain. But watch out if you have photos developed at Sam's. My last order was doubled and they printed every photo that was on my SD card. That would have cost me $30+ if I hadn't realized it.
I started a Priscilla Shirer bible study this afternoon. Discerning The Voice of God. I think it is going to be a great study. Has anyone went through this one? I'm kinda spoiled by Beth Moore so I compare everything to hers and thats not fair to all the other great bible teachers out there.
I did some crafty things finished over the weekend. I will load some photos this week. It is going to be a busy one. I am taking the Girl Scout troop to see Nim's Island tomorrow night. My local christian radio gave it a 4.5 out of 5 for family friendlyness. I know all the girls want to see it so that should be fun.
Have a great week!
Friday, April 11, 2008
I have about 10 rubbermaid large tubs to go through and price for a garage sale at the end of April. Every year I wonder, why do I have all this stuff to sell. The kid clothes I understand but I don't shop so where does it come from. I will have to think about that. Better get started.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
2. I have been married for 8 years to Scott
3. I have 1 daughter born in 2000
4. My favorite place to vacation is Destin, Fl ( going back in May 2008)
5. My favorite book from childhood is Charlottes Web
6. I don't watch soap operas (gave them up several years ago)
7. Favorite hobby is scrapbooking (13 books completed since 2000)
8. Favorite authors now are Karen Kingsbury, Lori Wick, Beverly Lewis
9. Favorite food is Mexican
10. Currently on Weight Watchers (very little mexican food :(
11. Love Love Love afternoon naps
12. I speak before I think way too much
13. Can't stand for the counters in Kitchen and Bath to be wet
14. Love Beth Moore bible studies
15. Love my Baptist church
16. Love to go to flea markets
17. I sew, paint, alter anything, lots of different crafts and soon to be MISTREATING
18. Favorite place to shop is Hobby Lobby
19. Hate to clean, much rather do something crafty
20. I have 3 nephews and 1 great niece and 1 great nephew and 2 adorable girls that I claim as nieces.
21. Love watching Colby learn new skills
22. Favorite movies are Sweet Home Alabama, Grease and Flashdance
23. Like only white socks
24. Hate pantyhose
25. Can't have anymore children
26. Horrible procrastinator
27. Didn't go to college (wishing I could change that now) TOO SCARED
28. Collect the letter "C"
29. Collect roosters and Barbies
30. Wish I had the missionary calling
31. Saved by grace
32. Wish I wasn't so lazy.......Could get more done.
33. Favorite color is Red
34. Don't like call waiting
35. Don't like talking on the phone
36. Not much of a shopper (might change when I lose the weight)
37. Wish I could be a stay at home mommy
38. Turning the big "40" this year (not sure how I feel about this)
39. Love dry cereal
40. Love most foods (even Liver & Onions at MIMI'S)
41. Usually very happy person
42. Love Sprite Zero (just gave up Coca Cola)
43. Worked in Mortgage Lending for 13 years
44. Used to be a bad debt collector
45. Favorite job was a Vet Assistant when I was 22
46. I have only owned 5 cars in my life
47. I don't like feet, except for Colby's , I couldn't wait to see them when I was pregnant
48. My best friend is my sister Tammy Lou
49. I am really disappointed in Disney Channel (almost nothing good for kids anymore)
50. I am excited to be a BLOGGER !
That is little glimpse into my world. I hope future blogs will be more entertaining once I learn how to add photos and stuff.