Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas cards 2008....

I have had the joy of knowing my BFF for 25 years now! We have been through alot together..ALOT!

When she decided to take on the task of photography, I couldn't have been more excited! She has a natural eye for the art, and loves to tell the story of whatever she is photographing. I am so proud of her and her work!

We always have pics taken for Christmas. We started doing that when Beatrice was a baby and have continued it. It is something that I love to look at every year and see how much we have changed.

It was a no-brainer that Jennifer would take our pics again this year. She just keeps getting better and better!

Check out her blog. If you are in the Northeast Florida area, I would encourage you to call her up when you have a need for quality photographs. I assure you, you will not be disappointed!!

We had a great time with our session, and she has posted some of her faves on her blog.

Thanks Jennifer for your friendship! I love you more than words can say!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Had to be a man.....

Remember how I said that I believe God has a sense of humor? Well, this is more and more real to me everyday. I think that God looked down on me right before my 30th birthday and said, "let her have dry skin"-and there it was.

May sound strange, but I tell ya, I never had to worry with such things before I turned 30. So, in my quest to find the perfect lotion for my leather like skin (that could seriously be mistaken for an alligator skin catsuit), I have finally found something that works well. Happy am I!!


Another thing that must have occurred was the apparent movement of my dry skin to my scalp. Okay, you know how everyone has pet-peeves? Well, I have a certain disdain for people that are digging at their scalp so hard that you think that they might actually touch their brains. Something about it just grates on my nerves!!

Well, now I can add myself to that list! I am tellin' you, I have itched my head so hard it hurt!

This leads me to the title of my post.
What was that?

Did you say.........finally?

Ahem. I will continue.

So because of my extreme itching rampage, I asked Kevin to fetch me some shampoo that might cure what is ailing my scalp. I really wanted to get some T-tree shampoo but he couldn't find any. So after calling me to get the right kind for my issue, he came home with some T g el shampoo. As soon as he walked in the door, I grabbed the shampoo and went to the shower. I felt a certain happiness that I would have relief from this head-itching madness.


I smelled the most foul smell coming from my head.

What in the world could that be?

It was the shampoo. Did I really just pay for this smell?

Okay, did it not dawn on the person making this shampoo that it smells horrible?

I am thinking that a bit of gardenia scent or even eucalyptus oil would have made it smell better.

So now my head feels great...

but smells like a cross between a flea dip and tar.

Talk about sexy.

Nothing says "I'm beautiful and smell good" like some tar and flea dip.

Had to have been invented by a man.

I'm just sayin' that's all.



Monday, December 15, 2008

You just gotta see this......

As I was going through some of my blogroll this morning, I came across this project. It is amazing! It is a husband who is putting together a series of letters from mothers to his wife. He is going to present these letters to her as a Christmas gift. What an amazing idea! Please check this out......and feel free to participate. I will be writing my letter today!

I hope that you are having a blessed day!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Here I am.........

Yes, I am still alive.

I will post tomorrow.

I hope that today finds you in the House of the Lord.


Monday, December 8, 2008

I found the bug..or it found me......

So, after my last post, I was feeling pretty confident that I wouldn't get the stomach bug that my darling children had passed amongst themselves. I guess, truth be told that I was a little too confident. Arrogant, if you will.

"It's just gonna skip me this need to worry, I escaped with just a tummy ache!"

Famous last words, I tell ya.

Words of a fool.

On Saturday, I had to take my state final for math. I knew that the possibility of me getting sick was a great one, so I prayed real hard for God to spare me this one. I really didn't want to be known as the girl with the trash can at the final.

He did.

Remember how I talked a while back about praying specifically?

Yeah, God does have a sense of humor, for any of you who had any doubt.

I got home from my final and decided to take a shower and get ready for the game.

What game? Was there anything else on TV at 4:00? I mean the Gator /Alabama game.

Anyway, we won, end of story.

So, after the game was over, I knew that I still didn't feel well and thought that it would be a good idea to go to bed.

A few minutes later, Kevin started throwing up....(I know that this is not pleasant, but I am just stating the facts, people) still, in my cockiness, I thought that I wouldn't get it!

I laid down and about an hour later, was awakened from a dead sleep to my stomach churning. Great, there is no escape after all!

Oh yeah, there it was!

So, now Kevin and I both are having stomach issues! Gertie was at her Grandmother's house so she was none the wiser, but Beatrice was stuck with Mr. Man duty all of the next morning.

She was amazing with him, really doing the "big sister" thing!

We were more than thankful that she was able to help out, cause we were a bit indisposed!

So, the moral of the story is this, don't get cocky and think that you are above the stomach bug! It can and will come back to haunt you. Pray specifically that you will not only not get it on a certain day, but that it will not come AT ALL!

I have my last final tonight....I am really glad that this semester is almost over! It has been a hard one, but I know in the end it will all be worth it!

I hope that you are all having a great day!

Friday, December 5, 2008

A bug, who's got a bug?

You know, I should have seen this comin'. We have all been well for far too long now. So someone has to get sick, you know? This time Gertie was happy to oblige us in this area! I thought that I might be able to escape without anyone else getting sick.........but are you kidding? This is our life! All of the kids got sick!

It started on Tuesday night with Gertie. She was complaining that she just didn't feel well. She then got sick and kept getting sick until the wee hours of the morning. We kept her home from school and she felt well enough to go on Thursday.

We were supposed to go see my Uncle that is in the hospital last night when Mr. Man said that his stomach was hurting. I knew what that meant! Just a few short minutes later, he started throwing up! I felt so bad for him, because he didn't know what was happening. He kept getting sick and cried " I don't want to go to the toilet!"

My heart truly went out to him. He was very sick for a while-he couldn't keep anything down, not even pedialyte.

I decided to go to bed, as I knew that Kevin had it under control, and I was not feeling well myself. Just about 30 minutes later, he came in and said that Beatrice had started throwing up too! See, it was a matter of time! No one wants to be outdone!

Say a prayer that I don't get it, because I have a final tomorrow (yes, on Saturday) and cannot miss it! Also that our local store doesn't run out of bleach, cause I need a pretty hefty supply! I am a germ-a-phobe, you know!

I hope that you are having a blessed week, and that everyone in your house is healthy!