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Friday, December 7, 2012

Pythons in Texas?

I have been taking a lot of flack around here for not keeping the blog updated. Mostly by my husband, who I assume is the only one who reads this thing. I decided to share something that one of my little girls told me this morning at my crossing.

She rode up on her bike and declared her apologies for being late this morning. Then proceeded to tell me that she found a baby python in the street and decided to pick it up and throw it into someones yard. She said, "I had to do it because there are lots of dogs and babies in the road in our neighborhood."

Now I am know that I am not the smartest person, but I am pretty sure that there aren't any wild pythons slithering down the streets of suburban Houston. Perhaps it was a pet and someone's baby carried it out to the road on the dog.

This story entertained me almost as much as this one:
One day I had a boy come up to me and tell me that he had lost a tooth at school. For those of you who don't know this, but losing a tooth at school is the epitome of cool. He was so excited. I asked him if the tooth fairy came to his house. He said yes, so I asked what he gets. He told me $10. I was stunned and told him that when I was a kid all I got was a quarter (or whatever loose change my dad had in his pocket). He got a surprised look on his face and then said, "It was probably because when you were a kid the cost of gold was not as much as it is now." --uhm, OK!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tomorrow is the big day!


I am really nervous about having surgery. I find it interesting how I questioned whether or not I should go through with it. I have known since we had Brooklyn 11 years ago that I was done having babies. I was so sure that I even had a tubal ligation done. Which is permanent and can’t necessarily be reversed; you can have in vitro fertilization done and go that route if you decide later on to continue having children. So when the doctor said that we had exhausted all other methods of treatment for the issues that I have been suffering for several years and that the only option left was laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, all potential options of having another baby were gone. I have to admit that it didn’t really bother me until James brought it up.  Then I went back and forth for a few days. While it would be fun to have another baby, our oldest is 17 and our youngest is 11, it would be like starting a whole new family and I don’t have the energy for that anymore. The four I have now drained me. The benefits of this surgery are astronomical. It is going to change my whole life and I look forward to that. Another benefit, if we do get pregnant, I will know for a fact that it’s not mine…James will have some splanin’ to do.

We are so blessed to have wonderful friends who have stepped up without even being asked to help out with the kids and meals and support. I even have a friend flying in to stay with me while James and Tyler are at high adventure camp. I so appreciate everything they have done and are going to do to help.

Here’s to a successful surgery tomorrow!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Mustache You A Question...


Have you missed us?
Who said NO? We have been up to a lot of nothing for the last five months. Since our amazing Disney Cruise, we have been crying our eyes out James and I have planned our "year of the parents" vacation. We are going to Hawaii, if my dad will agree to loan us his house for a week, that is. We have gone vegetarian! Yep, we only eat meat on social occasions when there isn't another option. Or at least I do. James and the kids eat meat anytime they can. They even asked for "real" meat for their birthday dinners. Eventually they will succumb and see the brilliance of my ways. They can't deny the benefits we have already seen.

James took a new job with GE, he is the Global Key Accounts Executive. It is going to be less travel and when does have to travel it will be international. He also went back to school to earn his BA in business management. He is very excited about the new challenges in his life. 

I have been keeping busy with my church callings, the kids, the house and of course all of my little and not so little projects. I think I have about five going right now, however James thinks I have many more than that. Hopefully I will finish them all, SOON! I finally graduated college and got a new car as my graduation gift (Best husband EVER!). After many visits with my doctor and several alternative trials we have decided that it will be best for me to have a laparoscopic hysterectomy. I will be having it done in June. The kids and I are then planning a trip to Idaho for the month of July. 

Tyler has been busy with choir. They took their spring trip to San Antonio this year and went to the Alamo, Six Flags, and Sea World. He  went on the trek and had a wonderful experience in the heat of Texas. He started driver training and is doing very well. I think he just about has all of his hours completed. Can't wait for him to be a full fledged driver. He also turned 17 last month. It scares me a little that he will be on his mission in just two years.

Kayla turned 15 in January and she can't wait to start driver training. Me, not so much! One teen driver is enough for now. She also went on the trek this year. It was fun making her skirts and bonnet. She had a great time. She has loved seminary this year, had a good year in school, but is ready for summer break. 

Sierra is perfecting the art of drama around the house. The littlest things send her off into a fit of yelling, crying rage. I hope she grows out of it and soon. That way I don't have to kick her out or build her a shed in the back yard to live in. She is having fun in Young Women's and has made a lot of great friends here. 

Brooklyn is just her go lucky, take it as it comes self. She has been busy with projects for school. First was her science "egg"speriment. She tested different liquids to see what they would do to egg shells. Vinegar will dissolve it off leaving the egg intact. It was very cool to see. Her project this week is on a famous Texan. She chose Laura Bush. We have learned a lot about her.

I now mustache you another question...


Did you know that Duct Tape makes one with mustaches on it? How cool is that?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Disney Dream

Please don't be jealous! We had another fabulous time cruising with Disney. Here are some of the pics.