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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wish they would just leave me alone.

Well nobody has been posting any comments lately so I thought I'd spice things up just a little to see if I can't get some more feedback on my blog. I wish all these hot guys would stop calling...stop sending me pictures...stop sending me long love letters. Some girls might say WHY???? To that I reply my Marine is coming home soon and he is the one I love so the hunks will just have to find another to long after. I hope you guys enjoyed all the eye candy LOL.

1st Day Back to School "Drama"

Well the day started off the great the kids popped out of bed with great ease...they got dress fast. Ate and big yummy breakfast and even had time to watch a few cartoons before we headed down the street to catch the bus. Well the bus was 45 minutes late. That was far from fun to wait on the corner with the kids going on and on about how boring this all is and "where is the bus"?? Finally the bus came so Eliana and little girl we are watching before and after school hopped on and headed off to school. While me and Elias came back to the house and then got ready to go for his 1st day off school. Some might wonder why I just didn't take everyone to school. Well I wanted us to get use to riding the bus right from the start. Elias was so big and brave. He went straight to searching for his name to find his seat. I kissed him we took a quick and then off I went. I was so proud of him because many other kids were freaking out crying screaming the whole 9 yards. He is such a good boy!! I then went to check in on eliana and make sure she was doing good. we took a little picture and hugs and kisses and then I left the school. I went to the woodlands did a little shopping had a little Starbucks and thought wow I could get use to this :) Then I got home and waited for Elias to return home. they have a little bus just for the pre-k kids that takes each child to their house. I thought wow sounds safe. It took 2 1/2 hours for him to get home. I was a little scared to say the least. When he got home he was the last little guy on the bus and past out cold. He was so hungry because he had not eaten since 7a.m and it was now 1p.m So I feed him and held him extra close for a while...just being so happy to have him back. Drama then contiued when Eliana's bus was 1 1/2 late. I however did not worry much thinking they are just having a hard time getting on track the 1st day. So finally the bus comes. I meet and greet and guess what? The little girl Kali was on the bus...but no Eliana. Oh my gosh where the heck is she. I call the school so they can start searching for her...they put me on hold. At this point I call my aunt and she come to the rescue going up to the school to try to find Eliana. I get the other two kids and start driving around looking for Eliana thinking maybe she got off at the wrong stop. I then hear from the school that she is on the wrong bus. which scares me even more because now how do I know which neighboorhood she might be in all lost and alone. Finally I see the bus in the next neigboorhood start flagging it and honking at the bus driver to pull over I then get Eliana off the bus. Glad to have both the kids back safe and sound...and yes they wil be riding the bus again.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

On our way to church

I thought I would post some pictures of us on our way to church this morning. I was still thrilled to see that Eliana still loves a dress I made for her when she was 4. It is really sweet that it means so much to her. I think I may try to sew another one with my free time when the kids go off to school. I really have no idea how to sew anymore...so I would have to learn all over again. Elias is getting so big and was being a little couch potato who wanted to stay and watch cartoons this morning.I have a story I would like to share with others just in case they would care to hear. I got a real life lesson from God today at church. It always amazes me how straight forward God can be with us if we just have our hearts and eyes open to what he is saying. I have been trying to make it a point to give my 10% to the church...this has become a very important goal to me. Well with Andy not working a second job money has been tight making this a struggle to do. So this morning I prayed for God to give me a way to come up with the rest of my 10% to give by the end of this month. I then headed to church...while there our pastor had an orange and was talking about how we must sow are seeds. He asked if anyone would buy this orange from him for 1.00,then 3.00,then 7.00 still no takers. Which for my church is very rare most of the time to many people jump up to offer the pastor help with things like this. God kept saying to me buy the orange you have some cash which is such a rare thing for me to have. I debit card everything, never carrying cash at all. I however hesitated...then the pastor said $10.00. Just then I realized that is the same amount of money I had in my purse. Then I thought to myself there is something in that orange?? I was just about to raise my hand when another man raised his hand. He went to the front to buy the orange for $10. The pastor said peel the orange there was a $50 dollar bill. I was so upset for not listening to God speaking to me. All the signs were there...the answer to my prayer earlier that morning yet...I let the blessing God wanted to give to me pass right by. why? I lost out on my blessing for lack of faith. I just wanted to share that God taught me do not doubt even when what he ask of us makes no sense. What sense does it make to buy one orange for $10...well a whole lot now that I see the big picture. It is a simple thing that happened today. It however will change the way i see my life forever. So be sure not to miss out on the blessings God has for you.

Hair update"as if anyone cares" LOL

Okay well I still can not decide if I like my hair. I did want a change but I think this style is cute but I liked my hair the way it was before. I seem to be not wearing the bangs down much. It is a easy hair style...instead of the flat iron I just use the curling iron her and there. I think as it grows more it will look more like the style I was trying to obtain. I thought I'd show you how much it has already grown since my 1st cut. You might not be able to tell due to the fact that it is curled making it look shorter.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

What we did today...

Well lets see I got my hair cut and then came home and started cleaning the house. I have decided that we are most likely going to be putting the house on the market in the near future. That being said I need to downsize on some furniture and household items. If we move some where expensive we will have to live in a small house. Or military housing which is always tight space. So I have decided to have yet another garage sale at the end of this month. I started getting my things together. I took apart Elias's car bed. I will go ahead and sell it because he sleeps in his sister's room every night anyway. Plus if we have a 2 bed room house we will need to only use the bunk bed. So I rearranged his room. It makes the room look smaller but the kids loved it. They were playing post office forever with the white shelves in the middle of the room. Plus they think it's cool the way the bed is hiding in a sense. I will take the mattress out and push the shelves back up against the wall once we start to show the house. Okay well I need to go shower...I worked hard moving around all the furniture. Elias also cracked me up wearing the wig I made for Eliana for halloween. He can be such a funny little guy!

My New Hair

Well I like my new hair...I feel like it makes me look younger. Which as I get older is a good thing. I have already found out that if I want to do the bang thing I can. If not my favorite front clip works great. It is fun to try new styles and I feel that this one went pretty well. So for any of you out there thinking about doing a new style. Go for it...one should update styles!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Hello :)

Not much here going on. I go to get my hair cut in the morning...so please everyone be prepared to lie and tell me how great it looks no matter what. I know it is silly but I feel pretty lately so I hope me going and doing something different to my hair doesn't make me feel less pretty. I do however really think it is having God first in my life that has put this big smile on my face...in return making me feel pretty inside and out for the first time in my life. I was talking with my cousin the other day and we were just laughing about how pissed off I look in every picture from my past. Or I was either always trying to look really dark and sexy. LOL Wow how things change...and for the better. I feel such joy and peace now in knowing God is in complete control and loves me and is taking care of me. Okay well lets see Elias was so cute he passed out on my robe which was on the floor with his best buddy in the whole world buster. So I grabbed the camera and took a picture. They are too cute together. I will put some updates of how my new style looks later...wish me luck.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Want something different

Well I need to do something different and since I have already decorated the house. I guess I will re decorate my hair style. I have decided to cut the bangs but I have always wanted curly hair. So now I am thinking of adding a little body wave to give some curl. It is so glamous looking. I think it will look good on me now that my face has thinned out. I have found this picture of a hair style I might try to copy. Let me know what you think. I will not be cutting any length off my hair just the dead ends. I may have to let my roots show black for a while before I can dye my hair. I don't want to dry it out to much. Well any feedback is welcomed. Maybe I should put my hair back black with the curly hair? Like the girl in the photo. I will also put a picture of when my hair was dark...don't make fun of the eye brows.LOL

Friday, August 10, 2007

Should I get bangs ?

So my sister came down for Elias's birthday party and had cut her bangs. Well it looked very cute on her and made her look even younger. I wonder if I should get bangs but it has been so long...like 15 years. I know they are going to be whats trendy this fall. So anyway tell me what you think if I should get bangs. Keep in mind that my bangs would not look funny like they do in the picture. This is just the best fake bangs job I could pull off.

Here comes the bride

Well for fun today Eliana tried on my wedding dress. It was huge on her but she loved trying it on. I tried it on too and it fit just like it did when I was 18...yeah I never thought I'd be able to fit in my dress ever again. I told Eliana do you want me to save the dress for you to use for your wedding? Sure enough she said yes...I know that won't be the case in 20 + years. I know it will be so out of style it's not even funny. Oh well I have these sweet pictures of her in my dress to keep and treasure.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Palmer Yum Yums

So not much going on today at all. We cleaned the house and then finally I went to the gym. I only stayed for 35 minutes and worked my legs...but hey at least I went. Then we came home and made spaghetti for dinner...which I ate way too much of. I made a man size portion. Then got sick from eating way to much. It was so tasty that I guess my eyes were bigger than my stomach. I then decided to let the kids mix making art with making their desert because they ate so well. We have decided to call them Palmer yum yum's. You take Ritz crackers and put a huge amount of sugar,frosting,candy,sprinkles,marsh mellows and anything else to get your kids jumping like little monkeys. The kids did have a good time and now I need to go pray that this sugar high does not last to long.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Kids are climbing the walls

Well we did not much of anything today. We did however get to the grocery store. I have been trying to make it all week. Everyday there was always something better to do. I really hate going to the grocery store...don't know why. I wanted to post these pictures of the kiddos climbing the walls. I thought they were just using there imagination when they told me they could climb the walls. Then they actually did start climbing up the walls. So I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pictures. I guess I better get the kids out of the house more tomorrow.

Update on Eliana

So huge praise report on Eliana's eyes. We went to the doctor to check on Eliana's eyes and for the 1st time since she was 2 years old her eyes are doing better. Each year we have always had to buy a new stronger prescription for her glasses. But not yesterday...which thrills me. I love to know that her eyes have not gotten any worse and that we will get to save $300. One day she will get the corrective eye surgery but not until around 18. I think Eliana is gorgeous in her glasses and it makes her shine even more.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Last Days of Summer

Well it is August and we are in our last days of summer. I want the kids to go back to school but I hate the idea of getting up that early everyday. Monday we went to splash town...and I need to take a water proof camera to try to take some pictures before our passes are no longer good. Tuesday we stayed home and had our little friend over to play. Today we went with family to the Olive garden for lunch then off to the mall. After that we came home and our friends called wanting to meet up for dinner...so we went and the kids had fun playing in the sand box at the restaurant. If it kills me I plan at all cost to get my butt back to the gym tomorrow. It is do or die time. First I will take Eliana for an eye check up...I hope and pray her eyes are not any worse. I also hope we will not need to get more glasses. Most of her glasses are around $300-$400. I will let everyone know how that goes.