Thursday, June 24, 2010


Not much happening around here today. Trevor spent the night at Green Hills Mall to get the new iPhone 4 and I got about 4 hrs sleep. There is an Apple store there and he was around 40 people in front of him and LOTS more people behind him.

There were 2 lines one for people who reserved the iPhone and one for people who didn't. He was in the line that didn't have a reservation. For every 10 people they took from the reserved line, they took 1 from the non-reserved line.

Sooooo, my boy was in line for 12 hours. 12 hours. Did you hear me? 12 hours for a phone.

Maybe he got that from his parents. When he was 6 we were in line for over 17 hours to see Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

Yeah, we did. Did I mention that it was cold and it came a monsoon in the middle of the night?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Man, oh man! Is is hot or what? We have been hunkered down with the shades pulled and the air conditioner running nonstop. I can't wait to see what the power bill will be in July. We ventured out from our summer hibernation last night to go to the library, Publix, and Costco.

I know, exciting, right?

It doesn't take much to excite me these days as long as it involves a/c and something cold to eat.

We received a 30 day free trial to Costco and we decided to venture in there to have a looky lou and see what they have~compared to Sam's Club.

We were members of Costco back in Va. but here in Tn Sam's Club was right down the street so we have been a member there for 7 years. When the Costco opened up a couple of years back we just continued at SC because we are creatures of habit. Why fix it if it ain't broke? After last night I think the grass has been greener on the other side because while SC has stuff that we are use to buying, Costco has new and exciting stuff.

One thing in particular that I fell in love with is the ice cream bar dipped in chocolate THEN rolled in nuts that they sell at the snack bar. OH SWEET NUTTY GOODNESS!!!! And get this~it cost $1.50~one hundred and fifty pennies. That big hunk of ice creamy, chocolate, nutty deliciousness made me want to slap myself.

If you've never had one~I'm so, so sorry. I really am.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I didn't know what I was choosing at 17.
I wasn't looking this far ahead.
Now almost 19 years later,
I am so glad that I chose this man to be the father of my children.
He sacrifices daily for us.
He is patient. He is kind. He is funny. He is mine.
I love you, Michael.
Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Today Mike, the girls, and I went to see Toy Story*3.

And I boo~hooed.

Like a big baby.

At the beginning.

And the end.

Why? You ask.

Because it hit just a little close to home.

When I say I cried, let me just say that my shirt was wet when I left the theater.

Get the picture?

It didn't help that all I saw when I looked at the screen is a certain little boy that was only 5 when the first one came out.

And I remembered the Woody costume that a certain little boy wore that Halloween back in '95.

I also saw a Mom letting go of her boy.

Letting him go.

Letting him fly.

See, tears~again!

We loved the movie.

It just hit a little too close to where I am right now.

And I cried.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Shelby~getting some practice.

Abby and Mulan
(Shelby thought she was too old to get in the picture~whatever~pshh)

I have had a lot of "stuff" rumbling around in my head lately. Some of it good. Some of it typical. Some of it downright scary and ugly.

I think I have done pretty well with Trevor's flight from the nest. I mean, really, I haven't bombarded his phone with calls. I haven't shown up at his apartment crying my eyes out. I haven't stayed in bed, curled up in the fetal position~AT ALL. I am adjusting. When I pick up my toothbrush from the cup where his toothbrush use to be I get a ping in my heart. My toothbrush looks so lonesome just sitting there by itself.

Moving on.

The girls and I are filling our summer days with the pool, reading, chores, VBS, camp, etc.. (The VBS and camp are filling their days not mine~my days are quiet then) They have been to church camp already and Music day camp is in July.

We read about the Gettysburg Address today after a trip to the pool. Abby keeps asking when school will be over and while "school" is technically over for us we still do a little bit of Math and we read, read, read. We have joined the reading programs at the library, Barnes and Noble, and Borders.

I am reading "Little Britches" by Ralph Moody to Shelby and "George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends" by James Marshall to Abby. I love reading books aloud to the girls. I hope they never get tired of it. Shelby reads her own books and Abby reads, too. There is just something about us sharing a book aloud that really is special.

I can't join the Borders or Barnes and Noble reading programs but the library has one for adults and I have been reading up a storm. I have read some historical fiction, listened to a book on CD that my friend Misti recommended, and a book about a yarn store. Have I mentioned I love to read?

Hopefully, I'll do better over the summer~~nahhh not even going to go there.

I'll see ya when I see ya!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


A Graduation!

A trip to Disney!

Cocoa Beach for the Space Shuttle launch