Monday, November 23, 2009


is upon us! I am ready for a three-day work week, and eating too much with our family and friends on Thursday!!!

Wade and I celebrated 17 years of marriage on Saturday!!! I don't think I could've imagined staying together for this long back when we first got married, but here we are - better than ever, I suppose!! We were going to go away for the weekend, but instead decided to get rid of the kids :) and hang around the house ALONE. It was great - we spent Saturday out on the town shopping (which we never do together), then had a glass of wine and went back out for dinner and a movie. It was so nice - just to relax, not be on a schedule, enjoy each other's company.

Then Sunday the kiddos came home and it was back to the real world LOL!!!!

The kids are out of school this week, so that is one stress I'm not managing today. Wade is back to work for three days and I still have schoolwork, but I think I can make it. We were supposed to go to Nana's Thursday, but her boyfriend is having surgery so we will stay home and have everyone else come to our house. Then Friday I BOYCOTT all BLACK FRIDAY activities, and stay home and put up my Christmas decorations. The kids love it, and it will hopefully get me in the mood for the holidays this year. I am always thankful for the TRUE reason for Christmas, but it's been a very hard year. Meggan and Em and Jacob will be here Christmas Eve, so we should all have a great holiday together.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


so I haven't done very well keeping up with my posting. I have been SO busy!!! I think it's the devil's way of tearing me down. I'm determined to stop this weekend and declutter - my home and my mind.

Meggan & Emalyn are leaving tomorrow for North Carolina :( I think I might possibly have a bad weekend LOL. That baby girl is just the bomb!!! I will really miss her. I'm glad they'll be back for Christmas, though, and Jacob is ON HIS WAY HOME!!! So it's exciting times. My brother will go as far as Georgia with them, and they'll stop over at my aunt's, so maybe it won't be too bad of a drive for them. Please keep them in your prayers as they travel!

Caleb has basketball draft Saturday, so that will keep us busy for a couple of hours, but the rest I hope to spend cleaning out some closets before the holidays get here!

Morgan is going with the church youth group to watch the LUFKIN PANTHERS in their playoff game at Klein this weekend, then a little shopping time. She is excited about that!

Wade is working A LOT!!!! It IS hunting season here in East Texas, and they are having them in one after another. However, next weekend is our 17th Anniversary (!) and he'll take a day off so we can do something fun together.

My Southern Living at HOME business is still going!!! There are a couple of really good sales this month, with lots of Holiday Decorating items available, and the Hostess and Customer specials are really good. I can't wait to see what happens with the new catalog in January!!!! For now, I'm going to start getting excited about Christmas decorating soon, I just know it! You can always see my catalog online at!

I will vow to do better about posting - since the next month I will only see Em in pictures I probably will!!!!! Have a great day!