Monday, August 30, 2010

Government Office and Shopping

Well today I ventured out to the big city to our local government office to get a copy of D's birth certificate. After waiting for 30 minutes the kind lady said that they can not locate any birth certificate for D. She asked if I was sure he was born in this state. Yup cuz his momma said; I told the kind lady. She said well we have no record of his birth. Umm kind lady; I just saw him this morning and I am sure he was in fact born and I am pretty sure his momma is correct on the state that she gave birth to this big lug. The kind lady said well I will have to e-mail the states capital to see of they have anything on him; come back in 30 minutes. Well I live about 30 minutes away so I was not driving back home. So a diet coke was in order if not something stronger.

As I was driving to a convenient store for my diet coke I saw a sign about a summer clearance on summer clothes. Well I couldn't pass that up. I may not go home with D's birth certificate but I am all over this clearance sale. Scored I did; bought two tops for $6 each! Gotta love that.

So after 30 minutes had passed and one diet coke and two tops later I returned to the government office.

Kind lady said the state has located his birth certificate. Well that's good. After paying I was on my way back to the country. Well suburbs anyway. All in all a good day.
PS-The picture above has nothing to do with this post. It's just a cute picture of Drake after he had fallen asleep on his bean bag chair. Too cute!

Many Blessings,


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Beautiful Weekend.

D and I had a date all day on Saturday. Drake went with us. We went to a local lake so that Drake could feed the fish and the ducks. He loved it. He wouldn't take his binky out of his mouth though. The top photo is the little pond inside Bass Pro. Another one of Drakes favorite places to go. He loves animals so much. So really D and I didn't end up having a date, date. It was more like a Drake day. Drake's parents were gone all day helping her mother move. Move; in the heat. Umm that would make me sweat so I volunteered to watch Drake. In the air conditioning. If I haven't mentioned it before I don't do sweating.
We did stop by the local DMV so that D could renew his drivers license only to find out that the original birth certificate in not acceptable. I have to get a copy this week from a State office. Doesn't make any since to me that the original will not work but a copy will. We are running out of time because his license are up later this week. If we miss the deadline he will have to retake the test. Not a pretty thought at all; D doesn't take tests. D doesn't even read unless it is a recent copy of Field and Stream.
Anyhoo we had lunch at a local pizza shop that has been in business when Washington was president. They remodeled which was badly needed; and the pizza was wonderful just how I remembered it when I was a teenager and D would take me there on a date.
We ended the beautiful day at Devin and Heather's for dinner. They wanted some time alone so we brought the princess home with us for the night. Poor baby cried all the way home wanting her momma. Once we pulled in the drive way and she saw her uncle Drew she announced that she was done crying. She's a hoot!
Many Blessings,

Friday, August 27, 2010


I can't believe that it is already Friday. I have been in such a funk this week. Menopause really sucks and has been kicking my butt.

I just need some hubby time and a couple days of sleep.

Many blessings

Thursday, August 19, 2010

More wedding pics

Here are a few more pics of the wedding. I sure had a great time. I love it when all my kids are together.
My boys don't look so happy in this one. Probably because they were tired of their mother telling them to hold still and smile. The girls look cute though.

Meg and Stephanie right before the ceremony. I wish I would have taken a picture of these two with Heather.
My in laws with Devin. The wedding was in a beautiful park. You can kind of see a small lake behind them. There were lots of geese. Needed to watch that geese poo though.

This pic is of my kids. Devin doesn't look to happy. I am sure it is because it is one hundred and fifteen degrees and he is in full uniform.
The reception was at my parents house. Drake likes the gator, D watching over him making sure he didn't start it up and take off.
As you can tell there are no pics of me. That is because I don't do sweating and that day I was doing a lot of it. I looked like I was melting away. Not pretty at all.
This was a very casual wedding so that is why the guys look like they do. Girls just don't know how to dress down when it comes to a wedding. Fun was had by all.

Many Blessings,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wedding Pics

The beautiful couple right after the ceremony. I thought Devin would melt in his uniform. It was so hot. We were all dripping by the time they said their I do's. You know I don't like to sweat; but it was worth every minute of it.

This is our beautiful daughter Stephanie; we were so glad she was able to come home from college to be with Devin on his wedding day.

More pics later in the week. I need sleep.
Many blessings to these kids,

Friday, August 13, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

With the wedding tomorrow I have been real busy with out of town guests. Lots of fun. Pictures on Monday.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,
but the parent of all the other's

Sunday, August 8, 2010

It's over!

The garage sale is over; thank god. I think I finally dug myself out of a whole and ended up with a profit of $1.25. Meg and other families fared pretty well; me not so much. Don't think I will be having another one of these for a least twenty years. Can't stand all the excitement more often than that.
It is amazing to me as I stood back and watched that there were so many men that attended the sale. Maybe it is a sign of the times or I have just had my head in the mud. Which is totally possible.
There were also many elderly ladies driving mini vans. Why I ask myself; when your in your 80's you do not need to have an extra 100 feet behind you. Its an accident waiting to happen I tell you.
Maybe the heat is starting to get to me. I need rest.

Many Blessings

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Garage Sale Today!

Today was the first day of our garage sale. I am already exhausted. Now I know why I never have these; so much work for very little money. But now that I think about it I don't have very many items in the sale; other families with kids are the ones making the money.
First day down and I am in the whole; I made $10.25 and spent $17.64 on lunch for everyone. So tomorrow they are getting bologna and cheese so that I can at least have something to show for all this sweating. I don't think Dave Ramsey would approve. Just sayin....

Many Blessings,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Back to normal what ever that is!?!

My in laws headed back to the lake yesterday. I spent yesterday afternoon and today picking up around the zoo. Mopping the floors and just general cleaning that one does after they had company for a week.
Meg and I have been going through every room in this zoo deciding what items we will be putting in our garage sale later this week. I like going to these sales but am not a fan of having them. Meg likes it though so I am sure she will get me through it. It is so hot here that all I want to do is read my latest Southern Living magazine and drink lemonade. Maybe I can just supervise this event from my living room!?!
Last week marked the one year mark of me being laid off from my job. I can look back now and say that I do not miss it at all. The people I miss. But most of those that I miss left when I did and I still keep in touch with those that meant something to me. I sure do not miss all those board meetings and all activities that was the responsibility of upper management. I especially do not miss all the travel. I so love my life right now but the pay could be better!

Many Blessings

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I Love Sunday's!

Today was a very lazy day; the day after the wedding shower. We spent several days running around this week so it was so nice to have not one thing on my list to do. Well maybe some laundry but I always have that to do.
My in laws are still here so we had some good home cooking and lots of laying around reading and napping. That's why I love Sunday's so much. A day to rejuvenate before the week begins again.

Many Blessings,