Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We're fun!

Today Alyvia brought home a note in her folder along with a big blue ribbon. She got a "Showcase Award" at ArtBreak for writing a story. First off, I didn't even know she had anything submitted, so it was a surprise. But secondly it's the sweetest and cutest thing I've ever read so I have to "read" it to you :).

"Playing with my Family"

My favorite thing to do is playing with my family.
We swing.
We swim in Nancy's pool.
My brother and I like to climb trees.
My brother and I play in the tree house and the play house.
We drink lemonade.
We pick flowers in the summer.
We eat dinner together.
We play a Disney Game and Go Fish.
We visit Papaw's house.
We visit Grandma's house.
We read Cinderella.
My Family is fun.

There are several things about this that make me laugh. One, they have never climbed a tree in their lives...lol. They don't have a tree house, although, they do have a play house. The lemonade thing cracks me up, just because I'm just not sure when we had lemonade last. Oh wait I do, I got us some at Sonic yesterday, but still, what a funny thing to say lol.

So, I'm proud to say, by my daughter's own account, we have the bomb family...lol. And we're a lot of fun...lol.

Well that's all, just wanted to share how awesome my family is :).

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all of you Mom's out there have a wonderful day!

This is a picture of me and my Mama, circa 1981. :)


Monday, May 3, 2010

It's our TIN Anniversary!

This week John and I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Aluminum is the traditional gift of the 10th anniversary in case you're wondering why I said Tin instead of Tenth...lol. You know how 25th is the silver anniversary and 50th is Gold, well the 10th is aluminum. So I'm making him something out of aluminum foil, it's gonna be real special lol.

Anyways, we've been married 10 years. Crazy how time flies, I can't believe it really. Part of me feels like it was just yesterday that I met him and then when I think of all the things that have gone on in the last 10 + years, it seems like forever.

We got married on May 6, 2000 at Mooringsport Baptist Church. I honestly can't say that I remember much from our ceremony, I was hyperventilating while I was walking down the isle (no joke!). lol I know I said "I do", because well I'm married and I have the papers and pictures to prove that. I would have a video but SOMEBODY recorded WWF over it. !@(#*$&!@#$*^!#@$ But I digress, no need in bringing up old stuff. ;)

We have been through the good, the bad and the ugly in the last 10 years, I can't imagine not having him by my side through it all. We've lost 3 babies, we lost loved ones, lost jobs, had illnesses, disagreements that brought us both to tears, we've gone through times that we just weren't sure we'd make it. But one things for sure, we've always pulled through. And I truly believe we are stronger for those times. If it wasn't for those tough times, we would not be where we are today, we are strong and determined and I know we'll be together another 50 years!

I can not imagine my life without that man. He makes me laugh every single day, he still gives me butterflies, he still looks at me like he did 10 years ago, he still thinks I'm beautiful even when I feel blah, he loves his children, he's an awesome Daddy, he works hard, he's my very best friend and I can't imagine my life without him. I love him more than words can express. He's my snuggle bear!

I'll never forget when he proposed to me on a pier on Cross lake with the possum following us around, it was September 27, 1999. I'll never forget him holding me while we both cried when we found out I had lost our first baby. I'll never forget the look on his face the day Alyvia was born, we both cried then too. I'll never forget "Like Red on a Rose" by Alan Jackson, it will ALWAYS bring tears to my eyes, that song is very special to us. I'll never forget our spontaneous trips to Dallas before we had kids. I'll never forget laying on the front porch in Blanchard watching for UFO's lol. I'll never forget (or forgive) him scaring me to death one night when he came home from the rig a day early, you shouldn't sneak up on a woman with a pistol, just sayin'! I'll never forget our first date, March 14, 1999, we went to Applebee's and to see the movie Carrie 2 (I still have our ticket stubs). I'll never forget him telling me he loved me for the first time on the pool deck at my Mamaw's, I had a note in my pocket that said I loved him too, I had just been too scared to give it to him before! There are so many things I'll never forget, we have a lot of good memories and many many more to make!

Happy Anniversary John, thank you for making my life wonderful! I am so blessed to have you as my husband and my best friend.