Saturday, March 26, 2011


Last weekend I took the troop to Girl Scout Camp.
We had so much fun. The girls thought they had to work to much. They are treated so BAD :(
They had to gather the wood, help cook, and clean up after themselves.
Just horrible!

We had a picnic lunch when we arrived.

Go on a nature hike

Getting the whistle blowing out of their systems. The whistle's are for emergency only.

Too cool for school!
In this photo, Hipper, Skipper, Snoopy, Fred, Bubbles, May May and George.
We all chose camp names. I was named Preacher. Fitting since it always seems I am preaching to the choir when with these girls.

Learning the GS dishwashing technique.

I was so proud of our first fire! I talked to Scott and was bragging that I made my first fire and he made fun of me by asking if we had to rub 2 sticks together. No we used a firestarter (piece of taper candle wrapped in wax paper). The girls were whining the smoke was to much for them. Our little troop might be more accepting of hotels and fireplaces.

Dunk bags with our eating utensils. We learned knots so we could hang our clothesline.
I was exhausted on Sunday but we had a really fun trip and the girls learned lots of outdoor skills.
There is still more to share so I will do another post soon.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Our Mammie went home to Jesus on Sunday night. We will grieve and miss her like crazy.
She is whole.
She can see.
She can hear.
We are grateful that she is no longer in pain.

At my wedding in 1999

Coco's kindergarten graduation.

She and Coco napping on the couch when Coco used to stay with them every Monday until she went to school. Thankful that Coco had those years with her.

Mammie and her sisters at my bridal shower.

I thought the world of her. She was a very special lady.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Just home from a Girl Scout camping trip.

That should tell you how I am feeling this beautiful Sunday afternoon.

I will put it this way.

First thing I did when I got home after putting our clothes in the washer WAS find the

ICY HOT !!!!

More to come.

This Mama needs a nap

Pam aka PREACHER (new camp name)

Monday, March 14, 2011


This past weekend our church had a Mother / Daughter event for 4th & 5th grade girls. The purpose was to teach them about being God's princesses.

We started Friday night with a mexican meal that was DELISH! Thanks to the church family that made all that for us.
We had a couple of devotions from Proverbs.
A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold ring in a pigs snout. Proverbs 11:22
They gave us a story that we read. It really just said that you can dress a pig in pink, dress it up and it is still a pig.

They gave us time to discuss this with our daughters. I really enjoyed this time with Coco.

We then had a fashion show with each girl wearing a inappropriate out and appropriate outfit that we all discussed. Loved this too.

At the end of the evening. All the mothers presented their daughter with a shiny new Tiara. When I went to put it on Coco she kind of leaned back and said "what are you doing with that thing"! HA

That is my girl! She was not lovin the tiara business! She is SO not that kind of girl. At least that day.

We were supposed to go back on Saturday for a couple of sessions on money and skincare, do our nails and then end up at the Crumpet Tea Room. WELL, Saturday morning was also the FIRST softball practice of the season. Coco was adamant that she did not want to do the PRINCESS thing!

I was disappointed but I have to realize that is just not her thing right now. I am not giving up on her because I love bible studies and womens retreats. As she gets older I will be praying for her to be open to these things so that we can do them together.

For now at this time in our life I will love her just as she is. In her jerseys, jeans and tshirts!

I had a cute photo of her after going to the batting cages today but blogger is not letting me upload.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Paula Deen's Chicken Florentine

3 chicken breasts boiled and shredded
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 box of frozen spinach thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 block of cream cheese
Handfull of shredded cheese
couple of table spoons of mayo
Dash or 2 of dill weed
Dash salt and pepper
Dash of red pepper flakes
Crushed saltines

I mixed the first 9 ingredients in a bowl. Poured into a small casserole dish. Spread the crackers over top and put pats of butter over top. Cooked in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Here is the link for the original recipe

It was very good but very rich! I served it with green beans with sliced almonds and cresent rolls.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Coco and I planned to go shopping for some dressier clothes for her tonight after work.

I called home about 4pm to see if Scott wanted to meet me in town with her.

She answered the phone and told me she didn't want to go. She wanted me to just pick her out some stuff and she promised to wear it.

What girl doesn't like to go shopping?


I did get her a few things and she modeled them for us.

She was actually happy with everything I bought.

I will have to do a photo shoot to show her off in her more girly outfits!!

Pray for us that she doesn't wake up in a new world tomorrow and hate it all!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Coco and I are going to an event at our church this weekend. It is called Daughters of the King for Mama's and 5th grade girls. We will have dinner on Friday night and they have asked the girls to bring an appropriate outfit for the mall and a inappropriate outfit for the mall. They will be doing a fashion show for us and learning about modesty.

Saturday we will go back to the church for more fun and end at a local tea shop for lunch.

I have been talking to her about shopping for some church clothes and just nicer things for events that we go to. She says she just wants to wear her jeans and a hoody. LORD help me with this girl.

She never wants to dress girly.

I was talking to her about going shopping tomorrow and she told me she didn't need anything. HA

I told her she likes when she dresses up and we do her hair. She has in the past just gushed about how pretty her hair is when i curl it and it is all bouncy.

She tells me she is just doing that for me. She said I try to embrace it but it just isn't me!!!

What is a mama to do. There are times when she has to dress in something nicer than looking like a boy!

Do you have a headstrong TOMBOY girl? What do you do?

Monday, March 7, 2011


Friday night was uneventful.
Had a big day planned for Saturday.
In bed early.

Saturday up at 5:30am!
Met 5 little girl scouts with their packed lunches.
Off to the Uof A for Scouting University
OMG so much walking UP HILL
All worth it the girls had a blast!
Earning their Yarn and Fabrics badge
Dinner and ice cream at Braums
Home by 6:30pm
In bed by 10pm

Sunday up at 8:30
To lazy to get ready for church
Not good
took a nap
Dinner at the in-laws
Academy Sports
Spent $100 for a pair of running shoes for a 10 year old!!!
Plus new cleats for softball
Home at 8:30pm
Sleep 2:30AM


I LOVE EXCLAMATION POINTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Every other Thursday we have our Girl Scout meetings. We had a great meeting tonight. It was relatively calm. Some meetings are pure chaos with 12 little 10 year olds. We just finished our cookie sales Thank the Good Lord!!! I am very lucky to have a Mom that takes care of all the cookie stuff. I have done it in the past and it is a big job.

The girls have chosen to spend their cookie earnings on a night at a Residence Inn. Our local hotel is smack dab in the middle of lots of restaurants, movie theatre, book store and shopping. We will get to swim, play tennis, go see a movie and eat out for lunch and dinner. The great thing is I don't have to drive for hours to get them there!!! LIKE THAT we will do some pampering while we are there too.

They are all growing up so fast. It seems like just yesterday they were little kindergarten Daisys in their little blue tunics. Now some are as tall as me and love to talk about boys! Hard to imagine that next year we will be starting our 7th year.

Girl Scouting will be 100 years old in 2012. They are looking for GS alumni. If you were ever a girl scout in any capacity and would be willing to send in some information you can send it to me at creech03 at cox dot net! They are asking for name, address, date of birth, what your position or age level you were in. If I get 6 names Coco gets a new patch! I promise not to send it to anyone but the Girl Scout Council!

If you have a neat story or craft idea that you did in scouting I would love to hear about it.